Today Obama declared the U.S. "a battlefield" by signing the NDAA.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 allows Dictator President Obama (and future presidents) to detain any person, including U.S. citizens, INDEFINITELY with out trial or charge if they support al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces and declare the U.S. a battlefield.
In London, Occupy London protesters have been labeled by their government as terrorist. If the U.S. follows, Occupy Protesters, or any protester that the government deems a terrorist could be detained by The United States Armed Forces and even transferred to foreign prisons where they can be tortured.
“In the last few days, the U.S. government census figures have revealed that 1 in 2 Americans have fallen into poverty or are struggling to live on low incomes. And we know that the financial hardships faced by our neighbors, colleagues, and others in our communities will be all the more acutely felt over the holiday season.
Along with poverty and low incomes, the foreclosure rate has created its own crisis situation as the number of families removed from their homes has skyrocketed.
Since 2007, banks have foreclosed around eight million homes. It is estimated that another eight to ten million homes will be foreclosed before the financial crisis is over. This approach to resolving one part of the financial crisis means many, many families are living without adequate and secure housing. In addition, approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. are homeless, many of them veterans. It is worth noting that, at the same time, there are 18.5 million vacant homes in the country.
The stark realities that persist mean that millions of families will be facing the holidays in temporary homes, or homes under threat, and far too many children will be wishing for an end to the uncertainty and distress their family is facing rather than an Xbox or Barbie doll.”
Major game companies Nintendo, Sony and Electronic Arts have quietly removed themselves from the official list of organizations that support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
On the surface, the gaming companies probably threw their support to the bill because it would also help curb piracy of gaming. However, I’m sure they’ve been paying attention to the onslaught of negative press and customer dissidence experienced by domain registrar Go Daddy over the last few weeks.
As many users have observed, Tumblr has recently given users a choice to uninstall Missing e or revoke support for your account.
The reasons they give for suggesting that you uninstall Missing e are the worst-case scenario for installing browser extensions or browser modifications of any kind. However, Missing e is not a source of these kinds of problems.
At worst, Missing e may cause problems when Tumblr makes changes to their interface and Missing e has not yet been updated to deal with the changes. I usually work very quickly to restore compatibility in these cases.
It is very unlikely that Missing e will cause any data loss. This is especially true of existing posts. Without your interaction, Missing ewill not delete anything!
As for privacy, Missing e does not obtain, use or store your email address, password, IP address, search queries or contents of any of your existing posts.
Missing e implements only a small amount of what Tumblr calls page scraping. It is not done regularly, nor is it excessive. The removed features Follow Checker and Unfollower used page scraping a lot more and were taken out of Missing e quite some time ago for this very reason.
If you choose to continue using Missing e and want to continue receiving support, you should follow these guidelines:
• If you experience problems with Tumblr, deactivate Missing e in your browser’s extensions list (you can get to this list using the first part of the Missing euninstall instructions and turning off “Enable” or clicking on the “Disable” button, depending on your browser). If the problem remains, it is most likely not a Tumblr issue.
• Before contacting Tumblr support, deactivateMissing e. Regardless of whether or not you acknowledged that using Missing e means Tumblr will not provide you with support, if you have it deactivated or uninstalled, it is not running! You will be accurately presenting your issue to Tumblr support in informing them that you are not currently using Missing e.
Tumblr will not provide support for those who have Missing e installed. Reblog this and email Tumblr at email@example.com
Tell them to support all users and stop blocking Missing e’s effort to make Tumblr more user-friendly.
Here is how to access your favorite sites in the event of a DNS takedown.
How to do it yourself: Go to your computer’s Start menu and either go to “run” or just search for “cmd.” Open it up and type in “ping [website address],”
If SOPA is passed you can use Tor to bypass internet censorship and browse online anonymously. I will make an “onion site” (which can only be accessed through Tor) if internet censorship becomes legal. You can download Tor here.
I’m with Occupy Philly’s Labor Group. We had a nice caroling action a few days before Christmas that included a stop at Verizon HQ. The next day, I had to talk to a Verizon rep re: my phone. I told the techie that we’d been out protesting for him and his union. He was very happy.
In July, Gov. Walker capped the number of elderly and disabled Wisconsinites who could enroll in Family Care, a program that enables people to stay in their homes rather than move to nursing homes. The Feds told Walker he couldn’t do that and ordered him to lift the cap. On Wednesday, he staged a press conference to heroically announce he was lifting the cap.
Good publicity turned bad for Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday when details of a letter from the federal government cast doubt on his motivations for lifting the cap on a state safety net for elderly and disabled residents.
On Wednesday, flanked by advocates for the state’s needy population, the governor announced he was lifting the cap on Family Care and would offer legislation to expand by $80 million the program that keeps the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes.
But on Thursday the State Journal obtained a copy of a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ordering the state to lift the cap and immediately enroll people not enrolled since Walker capped the program in July.
The magnitude of the quake that struck south-eastern Siberia late on Tuesday has been raised to 9.5, according to Russia’s emergencies minister Sergey Shoigu. The quake is the strongest ever to be detected in the region he said. There have been no reports of damage or casualties since the tremor - initially reported as 6.7 on the Richter scale - struck a sparsely populated area in the Republic of Tyva near the Russian-Mongolian border. However Shoigu expressed doubts that there has been no damage at all and has ordered the authorities to stay on the alert for any aftershocks that may follow.