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by 1154 new, 8924 totalJune M. (96)
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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 8:30am
Nov 20, 2013
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Our current political climate is bad and getting worse.Since the Patriot Act's passage and apparently eternal renewal,our civil rights have vanished faster than an ice cube on a hot griddle! Cops have killed over 5,000 US citizens with unbrindled police brutality since 9/11(no wonder some folks begin to wonder if the whole tragedy may have been orchestrated to stun a nation and its legislators into allowing our civil rights to be stripped away under the guise of"protecting"us!) Similar tactics were used by the Nazi's to instill fear in German citizens-for frightened people dont think-they emote! The color-coded"Threat assessments"that the Bush administration had posted each day protected no one,and only served to worry folks! Now-WHY would a government want its citizens worried?Could it be-to control them?And to make them surrender freedoms they'd never sacrifice if they werent so frightened! Such tactics also allowed manipulators to garner  public support for wars our nation could ill afford-just point at any convenient target as a scapegoat(prehaps a country that has assets you're drooling over?)Most of mankinds wars were fought because someone got greedy.And now,too late,we see that we've been flim-flammed! Our police agencies have become home base for criminals who can kill us with impunity for traffic offenses.They dont even need search warrants to invade our homes,and businesses and seize our assets.Average citizens who dare become social or environmental activists are labeled "terrorists"!Our phone calls and emails are monitored.Schools are being closed down-but new prisons are being built.Attorneys who defend people who are accused of "terrorism"(activism?)-are themselves being thrown into our new secret jails-accused of "providing aid to enemies of the state"!The prognosis for American citizens is NOT good.Short of emigration or self-destruct mode(which im beginning to think staying in the USA may indicate)-theres ONE other other choice that may offer us a chance at having a decent future-(NO,its NOT pretending nothing is wrong-has that EVER really worked with bullies??)And make no mistake-the ones depriving us of our rights ARE bullies.We must stand up to them in any way we can for as long as we can.Sign this petition(and presevere-this petition is on an official govt.site,and when has our government EVER made it easy for citizens to be heard?Of Course-its pretty obvious they don't REALLY want to hear from us-but presevere anyway-at least they then know that some of us are awake,aware,and holding them responsible for their actions!

Heres the petition web address;(https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reform-ecpa-tell-government-get-warrant/nq258dxk)

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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 2:34am
Nov 20, 2013
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Ever since G.W.Bush signed into effect legislation that allowed our public parklands to be mined and logged,its been open season on our  public lands.Citizens have had to fight numerous obscene propositions from land rapists who want to make a quick profit off of their communities natural assets-and leave those communities with a polluted wasteland to deal with once all the lands riches have been sucked up.Then what few jobs the mining/drilling/logging generated vanish-and the community sure can't count on tourist dollars anymore-not when the state forests folks came to see have been cut down,and the rivers anglers came to fish are dead from toxic mine waste runoff.And those scenic views are now gone because the hills were ground up for coal-who buys postcards of reclaimed mining sites?And of course these companies wont pay for the health problems folks in the afflicted communities get from the contaminated local water supply-or the poisoned crops they harvest(if crops still grow)The outlook remains grim.A copper mine dump proposed on over 3,000acres of Coranado National Forest(home to endangered ocelots and jaguars).A uranium mine proposed for the Grand Canyon(I'm sure tourists will still continue to visit canyons filled with radioactive rubble!)I doubt the companies involved will make up the income shortfalls for each area whose environment and economy they devastate! PLEASE SIGN THESE PETITIONS;(and if you find them mysteriously closed,inquire why-ive seen some closed shortly after  being posted-with only one or two signers-and they were always political hot potatoes-so yes,i do suspect cyber monkeyshines!)

"Don't Sell our National Parks"(forcechange.com/91701/dont-sell-our-national-parks/?utml_source=ForceChange+newsletter&utm-campaign=b5b38f35ac-NL42211_18_2013&utm_medium=email&utm=0_600a6911b9-b5b38f35ac-295332897)

"Stop a Uranium Mine from Opening near Grand Canyon"(http://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=9799)

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Posted: Nov 20, 2013 12:12am

 

 
 
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