Google Killed This Blog!! Good-Bye and Happy New Year!! FY Google for becoming the Evil Empire who kills free speech!

FY Google for becoming the Evil Empire who kills free speech!

FY Google for becoming the Evil Empire who kills free speech!

Google killed my blog. It is hard to imagine that Google has such power, but they ‘accidentally’ killed this blog. On November 23, all traffic from Google (about 98% of my 200-300 daily visitors came from Google search) to this blog stopped.

Even though I had not posted in 2 months, they felt I had some how violated their quality. No clue as to what the real issues was, just “We don’t like your site, fuck you, your dead now.”

I wrote them saying they made a mistake, and a few days later, they wrote back and said “Sorry, we made a mistake.”

It has been a month and change, and I am lucky to get 10 visitors to the site in a day. They have not restored my traffic, the site is not visible on the Google index, and I have no clue as to why.

Below are the messages of this issue:

Google Webmaster Tools: Quality Issues on https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/
Nov 23, 2012

Dear site owner or webmaster of https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/,
We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages may be using techniques that are outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. If you have any questions about how to resolve this issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support.
Sincerely,
Google Search Quality Team

Reconsideration request for https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/
Nov 27, 2012

We’ve received a request from a site owner to reconsider how we index the following site: https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/
We’ll review the site. If we find that it’s no longer in violation of our Webmaster Guidelines, we’ll reconsider our indexing of the site. Please allow several weeks for the reconsideration request. We do review all requests, but unfortunately we can’t reply individually to each request.

Reconsideration request for https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/: Manual spam action revoked
Nov 29, 2012

Dear site owner or webmaster of https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/,
We received a request from a site owner to reconsider https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/ for compliance with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.
Previously the webspam team had taken manual action on your site because we believed it violated our quality guidelines. After reviewing your reconsideration request, we have revoked this manual action. It may take some time before our indexing and ranking systems are updated to reflect the new status of your site.

Of course, there may be other issues with your site that could affect its ranking without a manual action by the webspam team. Google’s computers determine the order of our search results using a series of formulas known as algorithms. We make hundreds of changes to our search algorithms each year, and we employ more than 200 different signals when ranking pages. As our algorithms change and as the web (including your site) changes, some fluctuation in ranking can happen as we make updates to present the best results to our users. If your site continues to have trouble in our search results, please see this article for help with diagnosing the issue.

Thank you for helping us to maintain the quality of our search results.

Sincerely,
Google Search Quality Team

FY Google!!

I will keep this site up, since there is some traffic from Yahoo and Bing, and it is a free WordPress.com site, but I am not going to post to it anymore.

FY Google for ‘accidentally’ killing this blog.

FY Google for becoming the Evil Empire who kills free speech!

In Wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, the National Rifle Association’s Response is to Say that All Schools Need Armed Guards!

In Wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, the National Rifle Association's Response is to Say that All Schools Need Armed Guards!

In Wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, the National Rifle Association’s Response is to Say that All Schools Need Armed Guards!

It is insulting enough to have to sit through the daily humiliation of the whole Fiscal Clift debacle, but now in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings – we have to have our basic intelligence and humanity insulted by the National Rifle Association.

One week after the senseless gun murders of 26 people, the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) executive vice president stated, “The most effective way to protect our children from horrors like last week’s school shooting in Connecticut is to provide armed security personnel at all schools”.

Really, is that all they could come up with, more guns in schools?

Is it simple, when you get a gun, bring a gun, buy a gun, the probability that the gun will kill somebody goes way up. If the there is no gun, then the probability is closer to zero.

The solution is not more guns, it’s less guns.

In the United States, there are 3.2 gun homicides per 100,000 residents every year. Switzerland has the next highest rate of any advanced Western democracy, at 0.7 per 100,000.

HOW MANY GUNS IN AMERICA?

In a 2011 Galup poll, 47% of ofhouseholds said they have at least 1 gun at home.

According to CNN:

40% of guns are sold through unlicensed, private sellers.

There are 5,400 Licensed firearms manufacturers in the United States in 2011.

310 million — Total number of nonmilitary firearms in the United States as of 2009.

1 gun for every man, woman and child in America.

MONEY BAGS

The NRA has approximately 4.3 million members, and they claim they are the standard-bearer for protecting the Second Amendment of the US Consistution.

They are a wealthy organization, who promotes thier policies and protect the consummer weapons industry by bribing government officials with standard lobbying practices and generious campaign donations. During the 2012 election cycle, the NRA donated $719,596 to various candidates around the country. Of course, Republicans received most ofthat money ($634,146) according to the Center for Responsive Politics’ analysis of federal campaign data. There are Democracte who get bribed as well, $85,450 went to various Democrats, most of them in states that are considered more conservative when it comes to gun control laws.

SOLUTIONS

1) Write your congressman (www.dearpolitician.org is an easy way to do this) and tell them you want an Assault Rifle ban that include limits on clip sizes and the amount of ammunition one person can buy at a time.

For more information on http://www.dearpolitician.org:

https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/dearpolitician-org/

2) Support local Gun Buy Back programs. There are usually city based programs in which money is paid to people turning in their guns. These programs have been show to have great effect in getting guns off the streets.

In closing, I would like to say, good luck America, and remember to duck when you hear gun shots.

In Wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, the National Rifle Association's Responce is to Say that All Schools Need Armed Guards! - Thanks NRA

In Wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, the National Rifle Association’s Response is to Say that All Schools Need Armed Guards! – Thanks NRA

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

Chief Justice John Roberts revealed in the final Supreme Court ruling, that he had joined the liberal wing in a 5-4 ruling that the federal government indeed has the power to impose a penalty on those who fail to buy insurance, and that as a whole the law is constitutional.

It was a truly stunning moment for many, especially President Obama; since everyone in Washington and the country had expected the Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) to issue a narrow 5-4 decision along party lines striking down all or part of the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional.

The man of the hour for this, was actually Chief Justice John Roberts, who determined that the individual mandate was valid since the government could impose it as a tax, not under the Interstate Commerce Clause, as the administration had argued.

Roberts joined the high court’s liberal wing – Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – in upholding the law. Four conservative justices – Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas – dissented.

Full SCOUS release:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

 

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

WHO REALLY WON

As to whether the Affordable Care Act will really benefit you, or the country will be left to history to decide.

As you can tell from my article on Healthcare:

https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/us-healthcare-costs-in-the-are-rising-disproportionately-compared-to-quality-of-care-what-are-the-options-to-solve-the-problem-for-profit-or-single-payer/

As a solution for America’s healthcare issues, the Affordable Care Act doesn’t really fix the problem, but at least it is a step forward.

This decision by the Supreme Court gives both sides something to work with in this election – spin.

Obama

This is a victory for the President, anyway you look at it. His signature act, has been validated as constitutional, and although the Republicans and their SuperPAC’s have spent hundreds of millions of dollar telling everyone that this act is evil and unconstitutional, SCOTUS cleared it of doubt and will allow it’s implementation in 2014. The evil Kenyan President has been declared constitutional…

Romney

He can now claim that President Obama has raised your taxes, and that on the first day as President he will repeal the Affordable Care Act. OK, he can’t actually do that, since he will need 60% of the Senate to vote to repeal the act, and this election will not allow that to happen. His current new theme this day is ‘Repeal and Replace’ and that Obamacare is a tax increase. Since he doesn’t release any details about how he is going to do anything, Romney will probably not define his ‘replace’ details so nobody will be able to compare and/or criticize it.

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF

Although the SCOTUS decision on the Affordable Care Act was a surprise with Roberts moving to the liberal side, some of the dissenting judges have a valid point – this decision effectively allows Congress to tell people they must do something, or get taxed.

I don’t see this being a big issue, since Congress is now so divided and useless that they will really never pass many acts that have something like the Individual mandate. This is not the death of freedom in America, but it is something that we all should be aware of and watch Congress carefully on this issue.

President Obama has done something unique, he got a compressive healthcare act passed by Congress, and found Constitutional by the Supreme Court.

He was helped by Chief Justice John Roberts who came up with the ‘it’s a tax’ argument that made the individual mandate constitutional, but I think Roberts sided with the Liberal because he was conscious that his 5-4 Bush election, and the 5-4 Citizens United rulings where votes that will historically be seen as partisan court rulings.

I think Roberts has become aware, that if he wants to have history judge him well, he can’t vote on party lines, but instead he has to focus on the Constitution.

I also think he was smart about it, and gave Romney the Obama is raising your taxes with Obamacare, but I think the American people will see through that one easily.

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare – John Roberts sides with Liberal Justices and Hand President Obama A Stunning Victory

How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future – What You and Our Government Can Do About It

Obama Romney 2012 - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future – What You and Our Government Can Do About It

Obama Romney 2012 – How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future – What You and Our Government Can Do About It

The 2012 American election is going to be about one thing – The Economy. Why the economy? Because unemployment is high which mean a lot of people do not have jobs, and this makes everyone nervous with the fear that they will never get a job; or for the employed, that they will become unemployed soon.

So really, the election is about Jobs, and which Candidate/Party can change the situation in a positive way that will give people hope that the can get a job, or keep their job.

The sides are clearly divided; one side is less government, low taxes, the rich will help the poor –  the other side is more government, higher taxes, and wealth redistribution will help the poor.

The fact is that elections are won by the person who has the most money. For this election, this will be the Republicans.

That is cynical you say:

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/11/money-wins-white-house-and.html

In the 2008-2010 elections, 93 percent of House of Representatives races and 94 percent of Senate races; the candidate who spent the most money ended up winning, according to a post-election analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. The findings are based on candidates’ spending as reported to the Federal Election Commission.

The Buck Will Not Stop Here

OK, so Romney wins, how will that really affect the economy and jobs? That is a good question, because Romney has yet to actually spell out the details of his economic plan, except to say that it is based on ‘Republican economics principles’.

The U.S. economy has expanded at a healthy clip for most of the last 70 years, but by a wide range of measures, it stagnated in the first decade of the new millennium.

Job growth was essentially zero, and modest job creation from 2003 to 2007 wasn’t enough to make up for two recessions in the decade. Rises in the nation’s economic output, as measured by gross domestic product, was weak. And household net worth, when adjusted for inflation, fell as stock prices stagnated, home prices declined in the second half of the decade and consumer debt skyrocketed.

The below chart shows a definite flattening of job growth curve during the Republican term of George Bush:

Job Growth Chart by President, Since 1950 - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Job Growth Chart by President, Since 1950 – How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

The numbers below are the overall jobs growth data for each presidential term from Carter till Obama and based are Bureau of Labor Statistics.

President                Party    Term              Ave. Job Growth for Term
Jimmy Carter           D         1977–1981      +2.30%
Ronald Reagan        R         1981–1985      +1.75%
Ronald Reagan        R         1985–1989      +2.53%
George Bush            R         1989–1993      +0.69%
Bill Clinton                 D         1993–1997      +2.60%
Bill Clinton                 D         1997–2001      +1.60%
George W. Bush       R         2001–2005      +0.51%
George W. Bush       R         2005–2009       -0.84%
Barack Obama         D         2009–2013      +0.75%

The Republican polices of George W. Bush clearly show the lowest and worst job growth numbers since his father. The decade of the 2000’s (The W Bush Decade) shows stunningly low job growth rates, even though the Republican policies of low taxes (Bush Tax Cuts), less government regulation, strong military spending were in full effect:

Job Growth Chart by Decade, Since 1940 - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Job Growth Chart by Decade, Since 1940 – How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

The main gist of Romney’s campaign right now is that there have been no jobs created during the Obama administration, except for the public sector (government). The data actually shows significant private sector job growth, and declining public sector job growth:

Private and Public Sector Job Growth Chart - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Private and Public Sector Job Growth Chart – How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Damn Commies

The Republicans are positioning themselves against the Democrats by stating that Obamas policies are ‘Socialist’ and are destroying job growth in the USA.

The Facts say something else:

654,000: The net gain in jobs since the national job number hit a 10-year low of 129.6 million in December 2009, seasonally adjusted.

54.2 million: The number of jobs created during the nearly 30 years in which Democrats have held the presidency, beginning with President Truman in April 1945. (Comparable BLS data is not available for full presidencies before then.)

34.6 million: The number of jobs created during the 36 years in which Republicans have controlled the White House during the same time period.

4.3 million: The jobs created since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. More than the 8 years that George W. Bush was in office.

1.1 million: The number of jobs gained under President George W. Bush, the smallest job growth for any president completing at least one term. The seasonally adjusted jobs number fell in each of Bush’s last 12 months in office as 4.4 million jobs were lost.

22.7 million: The number of jobs gained under President Clinton, the biggest job growth of any president.

This chart shows how job growth experienced it worst decline ever as the Bush/Republican policies achieved full effect:

Private Sector Job Growth Chart for Bush and Obama - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Private Sector Job Growth Chart for Bush and Obama – How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

The Obama/Democrats policies clearly had a positive effect on job growth, even though we still have traditionally high unemployment:

Unemployment since 1950 - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Unemployment since 1950 – How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Job Creation in the 2000’s flattened out, one of the lowest in history, and now unemployment number are coming down at the slowest pace ever recorded after a recession.

The question: Is the flat job growth, and slowly declining unemployment number related to the economic policies of our government who has been purchased by the 1% percent and the corporations, or is it something else?

Flat Top

There are many factors related to the question of why job growth has flattened in the last decade, and why employment is taking too long to recover from the recession.

I think one of the most over looked and least discussed factor is the effect that technology has had in our society and economy.

How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

The current conventional thought on technology is that even though technological change may adversely effect the demand for labor in some industries, the overall effect of technological change on total employment may be positive.

Technological change tends to increase the rate of economic growth. Higher rates of economic growth are generally associated with lower unemployment rates.

“Okun’s law,” states that this relationship between changes in the rate of economic growth and the change in the unemployment rate. It says that a 1% increase in the rate of economic growth lowers the unemployment rate by 0.3%. While there is some doubt about the exact magnitude of this effect, there is substantial evidence that unemployment rates tend to fall when the rate of economic growth is higher.
Basically, the jobs created by the economic growth provided by new technology, will off-set the job loses created by the new efficiency and productivity that a new technology will provide.

The question of whether the widespread use of computers in the workplace has enhanced productivity, is an important debate. Preliminary studies suggested that the introduction of computers had no significant effect on productivity. More recent studies have generated mixed results.

It is fairly clear, though, that the widespread introduction of computers has, to date, had a less dramatic effect on productivity and economic growth than resulted from the widespread introduction of such earlier innovations as the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine.

I think that this train of thought about technology is missing and important point.

How has the technology changed society and the way business functions?

Remote Control

Recently I have discovered through my own work experience in the last year, the real effect of technology on jobs – and why they are not coming back.

20 years ago, in order to run a small service business, you needed 10 employees and a building for them to work out of and meet.

10 years ago, you would need 5 employees, and a building to work out of and meet.

Now, you could run the same business with 2 people, and work out of their homes.

Actually, this is exactly what a growing number of people are doing. They work from home. They find work as a small business, with a website as their business face, and they cruse other websites and Craigslist in search of work.

Many small businesses run with a minimum of people, often spread over the country, working out of their homes.

This way of running a small business is due to the technological advances such as VOIP telephone, video conferencing, internet, payroll and accounting service now provided by you bank and a whole host of other innovations.

For years it has been said that small business power job growth. Well, then if that it true, no wonder job creation has flattened out and slowed in the last decade.

Small businesses are not hiring the numbers of people as they did in the past, and they are not renting small offices like they used to, which is why industrial real estate is so bad.

This does not mean small businesses are not hiring people, but as more and more small businesses become more virtual, then the less people they will need to hire.

There is only so much business to go around, small business can now run very lean, which means there are more of them, but they need significantly less staff with the technology now at hand.

So What to Do About It?

Here are some things that America and it’s people can do about jobs in the new and efficient 2010’s:

1) Create manufacturing jobs for workers who need they type of job, by sticking tariffs on imported goods from countries that have tariffs on our products (like China)

2) Train yourself in the basic computers skills and technologies: Office suite, teleconferencing, basic networking, VOIP, accounting software, website technologies like WordPress and mobile technologies and apps.

3) America needs to find a way to make higher education affordable again. Students are having to take on a mortgage in order to get a basic university education, and there is no really good reason for this high cost.

4) Vote this election.

Good Luck America!!!

Here is the chart the Republicans and Romney don’t want anyone to see or think about:

Causes Of Deficits - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

Causes Of Deficits – How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

1% Romney the Job Creator - How Technology is Making High Unemployment a Fact For the New Work Force of Our Future

SOPA Internet Protest – The day the Internet went semi-dark to save Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Capitalism

SOPA Internet Protest – The day the Internet went semi-dark to save Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Capitalism

Google, Reddit, Wikipedia, Tumblr, WordPress, Cheezburger, Moveon.org and a host of other websites are staging a protest today against two ambitious anti-piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA.

The soundtrack for this protest and this post is here:

http://8tracks.com/pusz4frog/sopa-internet-protest-the-day-the-internet-went-semi-dark-to-save-liberty-freedom-of-speech-and-capi

On Wednesday, January 18th, Google, Reddit, Wikipedia, WordPress, MoveOn.org, and hundreds more, will participate in an online protest—a strike, no less—that aims to call attention to two bills snaking their way through Capitol Hill.

Some of the sites will shut down, and others will black out, redirecting users to a landing page with resources to learn more about the bills and contact an elected representative. Google, for its part, smacked a big black bar over its logo on the U.S. homepage.

These websites are hoping to send a clear message to the millions of users who rely on them every day. The goal is to show how SOPA and PIPA could impact their rights and free speech, and how this is going to kill jobs in one of the few bright spots on the economy, which is the Internet.

The Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), have raised the ire of the tech community for what’s being criticized as their broad, irresponsible language written by politicians hoping to please deep-pocketed copyright holders.

Please see my post on Getting the Money out of Politics:

https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/get-the-money-out-of-politics-with-getmoneyout-com-dylan-ratigan-tries-to-do-something-to-get-money-out-of-politics-and-solve-the-us-politician-whore-crisis/

THE SMOKING GUN

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) initially introduced the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate in May 2011, which would give the Justice Department the power to take down copyright-infringing websites. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) then followed that up with SOPA on Oct. 26, 2011, for the House, also introducing sweeping anti-piracy legislation intended to empower the U.S. Department of Justice (and copyright holders) to fully crack down on websites that are suspected of hosting their copyrighted material.

Google said in its statement opposing the legislation: “The two bills’ various provisions, however, have since become lightning rods for critics who claim they ultimately would provide the tools for corporations to censor the Web. “Like many businesses, entrepreneurs and web users, we oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue websites without asking American companies to censor the Internet.”

Gizmodo.com provides the following example: “If Warner Bros., for example, says that a site in Italy is [illegally sharing] a copy of The Dark Knight, the studio could demand that Google remove that site from its search results, that PayPal no longer accept payments to or from that site, that ad services pull all ads and finances from it, and—most dangerously—that the site’s ISP prevent people from even going there,” the tech blog explains. A full-on blackout.

SOPA Internet Protest – The day the Internet went semi-dark to save Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Capitalism

SOPA Internet Protest – The day the Internet went semi-dark to save Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Capitalism

What if the government feels that a site the criticizes the government has a photo on it that may be violating a copyright – then it can shut it down. IT can shut down the site, and shut down the Freedom of Speech.

This is not the first time, nor the last time that Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Capitalism on the Internet are under attack.

Please see my post on Net Neutrality:

https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/net-neutrality-large-telcom-companies-out-to-rape-the-common-people-and-their-crappy-little-websites-%E2%80%93-working-with-prostituting-politicians-selling-out-the-rights-of-the-citizen-they-repre/

Corporations, Governments and Capitalists really don’t like freedom of speech, and especially don’t like the uncontrolled and unpoliced Internet. This freedom of information spread makes it difficult to squeeze every last drop of profit from the consumers of the world if information is not checked and controlled.

WHY NOW

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) defended his SOPA bill by saying: “To enact legislation that protects consumers, businesses and jobs from foreign thieves who steal America’s intellectual property, we will continue to bring together industry representatives and members to find ways to combat online piracy, and I am committed to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to send a bipartisan bill to the White House that saves American jobs and protects intellectual property.”

I am sorry, but this Job Creators Saves American job bullshit is too much. We live in a global economy. 14 hours in an airplane will get you to pretty much any place in the world, and communication is now instantaneous.

There are no American jobs, there are only jobs. You can buy and sell something made and sold from any country on Earth, the boarder are falling faster then the old people in governments can comprehend.

WHAT TO DO

So what can we do about these ignoent assholes in Washington who are trying to control the Internet so that they can shut down the Freedom of Speech and lure in more campaign donations from corporations who want to benefit by controlling the Internet?

1)      Go to https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ and sign the petition.

2)      Use www.dearpolitician.org to write your politicians to have them vote NO on SOPA and PIPA

For more information on www.dearpolitician.org:

https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/dearpolitician-org/

3)      Learn to use a pen and paper again, since that might be the only way you will be able to freely express yourself, once the government has shut down your website/blog for “copyright infringement”.

Good Luck America… and the World.

SOPA Internet Protest – The day the Internet went semi-dark to save Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Capitalism

SOPA Internet Protest – The day the Internet went semi-dark to save Liberty, Freedom of Speech and Capitalism

US Senate will vote on secret bill that allows the US military to imprison US civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial. Welcome to the end of America.

US Senate will vote on secret bill that allows the US military to imprison civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.  Welcome to the end of America.

US Senate will vote on secret bill that allows the US military to imprison US civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial. Welcome to the end of America.

Early this week the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison US civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.

Full ACLU report:

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being

While I understand the intent, which is to allow the US Military to capture terrorists on American soil, without the limits and burdens of the Due Process of Law as laid out in the US Constitution – I feel that in allowing that we have violated the very basic foundation of our Constitution.

I mean seriously, the US Military Intelligence machine has made mistakes in the past, and to allow them to arrest and imprison a US citizen, and leave them no protection under the law – is a crime.

I mean, what if they make a mistake, and arrest you. You will be taken away and put in a secret box some where, until the US Military decides their intelligence is wrong, and they let you free. Of course, they might feel their intelligence is right, and you sit in that box forever.

What if the some whacked out President is told by the corporations that put them in office, to use the military to clear out all the suspected terrorist of the Occupy movement protests or the Tea Party rallies, and stick them in detention indefinitely?

No, this new bill is evil and should not be passed.

US citizens wouldn’t be immune as the legislation aims to declare national territory part of  the “battlefield” in the War on Terror.

Termed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and drafted behind closed doors by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) the NDAA would:

1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;

2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and

3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice.

Welcome to the new US Police State – brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”

In an effort to stop the bill, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is floating the Udall Amendment, which according to the ACLU is:

“A way for the Senate to say no to indefinite detention without charge or trial anywhere in the world where any president decides to use the military. Instead of simply going along with a bill that was drafted in secret and is being jammed through the Senate, the Udall Amendment deletes the provisions and sets up an orderly review of detention power. It tries to take the politics out and put American values back in.”

Welcome to the new US Police State - brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA

Welcome to the new US Police State - brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA

What you can do:

1) Leave the country, and go someplace safe, say like Switzerland.

2) Send a letter to your Sentor by using the ACLU letter:

https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3865&s_subsrc=fixNDAA

or

use http://www.dearpolitician.org to write your politicians and let them know that you are opposed to violating the US Constitution with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and will NOT vote for anyone who votes to approve this bill.

For more information on http://www.dearpolitician.org:

https://pusz4frog.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/dearpolitician-org/

3) Call your House of Representative and Senator, and tell them if they vote for the NDAA – that you will vote them out of office in the next election.

4) Dig a hole in your backyard, and hid in it.

5) Join a peaceful street protest against this bill.

6) Send this article on to friends, so they know their rights, freedom and liberty is going to be taken away from them with the bill.

As the insane times and the beginning of the new Dark Ages descend upon our country, I say to all my fellow country men – Good luck America!

Welcome to the new US Police State - brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA

Welcome to the new US Police State - brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA

Welcome to the new US Police State - brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA

Welcome to the new US Police State - brought to you by the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you – Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

This week-end in New York City, more than 700 peaceful protesters were penned in and arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. Additional Occupy Protests occurred in Los Angeles and Chicago, with more being planned and organized for next week.

As the song suggests, what we have here is a movement.

[See Links at the bottom of this page for more info.]

It all started with Adbusters call to Occupy Wall Street (http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/occupywallstreet.html). After that, a small group then started OccupyWallSt.org and organized more then 2 weeks ago to make it a reality. It was just a little protest that started on Wall St. to protest against the greed and corruption of the top 1% richest Americans.

From OccupyWallSt.org – “We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent.

As members of the 99 percent, we occupy Wall Street as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate and as an example of a better world to come.”

Just 2 Weeks Ago
The occupation started 2 weeks ago, and it was absent from the FOX/Murdock News group and many conservative news sites and blogs. Rachael Maddow from MSNBC and Bill Mahar talked about it, but much of the mainstream media did not run much on it.

Well, nothing gets people out like one of their own being arrested, and the students, moms, teachers, and others arrested this weekend are part of the 99% of the US population who don’t earn more than $1 million a year.

After this week-end, even FOX had to start reporting it:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/01/500-arrested-after-wall-street-protest-on-nys-brooklyn-bridge/?test=latestnews

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/police-arresting-protesters-on-brooklyn-bridge/?hp

http://www.businessinsider.com/occupy-wall-street-400-arrests-on-the-brooklyn-bridge-2011-10

It All Started with Tea
The Tea Party started it, but I think Occupy will finish it. The Government (and the banks who have bought the politicians) is not happy about this Occupy movement. First, they refused them access to Wall Street, and stuck them in a park (Zuccotti Park). So, where are the constitutional Tea Party members now? They are supposed to be zealots when it comes to the constitution, yet I can’t find much from them about the arrests in New York.

The worst thing you can do is arrest people for protesting. Nixon fenced in the area across from the White House and illegally detained thousands. That did not work out so well for him; and in Chicago they thought they could beat and jail kids and shoot some in Ohio – none of which worked out well for the government. To quote the patriots from the days of Chicago – “the whole world is watching”.

The real news of Occupytogether.org is that the organizers really know how to work Social Media and are becoming very inventive at organizing peaceful protests. They are very good at getting their message out, and my bet is that the whole world will be watching, following and starting their own Occupy protests.

Fear Not…
It is the government’s and the wealthy’s worst fear – the poor and the middle class protesting about income inequality and the corruption of the government.

The preliminary declaration of the occupation listing some of the grievance is posted at www.nycga.cc

On the site; I found ideas are being discussed for solutions to the problems listed. The process of creating the specific demands from solution ideas seems to be a Democratic Consensus via the websites forum. A Greek forum, but accessible by the whole planet and it seems to be organized very well in order to keep traditional politics out.

On the NYC live streaming video and chat, discussion about issues is encouraged, but partisan comments (specific parties and politicians) results in a swift boot out of the discussion. The site states that “moderators do not allow partisan comments or any incitement to violence, but ideas are welcome.”

See live video when available, and reruns other times at:

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

I believe one reason Occupy has snowballed is because they have been successful in keeping any special interest group from taking control of the site and organization. Their parliamentary procedures are impeccable – it is a truly Democratic decision-making process in how the organization and protests are organized and run. It makes people feel that their voice is being heard, not just in the streets, but in the organization as well.

So What’s IT really about?
The biggest issue facing the Occupy movement is the lack of a clear and coherent message, but that is not stopped similar efforts from popping up elsewhere in the United States. There are 34 organizations supporting Occupy movement currently.

The Boston Occupy website, (http://occupyboston.com/) lists many groups from unions to ethnic organizations to activist groups focused; on everything from foreclosure prevention to climate change to justice-related issues. The Boston Occupy, which held a festival and march Friday and Saturday and has targeted Bank of America in recent weeks and states on its website that its aim is to “stop their greed,” “fight for an economy that works for all of us” and “build cities that are democratic, just and sustainable.”

Occupy Chicago (http://occupychi.org/) for instance, entered its 10th day on Sunday, has a simple statement as its mission, “Occupy Chicago is here to fight corporate abuse of American democracy in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.”

The website of Seattle demonstrators (http://www.occupyseattle.org/) describes the nationwide Occupy movement as “a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions.”

An additional statement on the Seattle site quotes the New York Occupy site in referring to the sharp divide between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of society, “The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%,”

It is this message that really started it all, and if the movement is to quickly get stronger, their democratic and parliamentarian process taking place on their websites of defining the movements message – had better hurry up before the movement goes beyond the message.

So far, from what I can gather, the Occupy Movement is protesting about:

* The income discrepancy between the top 1% of Americans, and everyone else.
* Home foreclosures
* High Unemployment
* 2008 Bank bailouts
* Corporate greed
* Government corruption
* Money spent on our wars

The Solution
The other big issue facing the Occupy Movement is the fact that they have not developed any solutions that they are pushing for. I can’t find any information on their sites that offer solutions to the issues/problems that they are protesting.

In order to get more people to join the movement and make it more mainstream, they are going to have to do the following:

1) Clearly define what they are protesting about, and get it down to a simple clear statement. Protesting about greed is not enough; it has to be more specific.

2) Make their message unified on all the Occupy websites and Social Media platforms

3) Once the Mission statement is clearly defined, they need to define a solution – a solution that they are protesting for, and who needs to make it happen

4) They need to do these things quickly before the movement looses focus, which will cause it to loose its energy.

The Occupy Wall Street site announced this morning that they unanimously voted it’s first official document for release, a declaration of why they are doing what they are doing:
http://nycga.cc/2011/09/30/declaration-of-the-occupation-of-new-york-city/

It is a start. The site also declared that they are working on three more documents, that will likely be released in the upcoming days:

1) A declaration of demands.
2) Principles of Solidarity
3) Documentation on how to form your own Direct Democracy Occupation Group. This will be a living document.

Living In America
Things in America and the World are getting worse as populations increase and resources decrease. This is our future, and we as a people are going to have to deal with these facts and issues.

If done properly, this can be a peaceful process that can transform our society and government for the better – which is the hope I have, and is hopefully something that can become a reality.

Wake up America, it is time to do what our forefathers have done, and improve the system that they set-up for us.

For more information:

Occupy Wall Street Websites:
https://occupywallst.org/  – Mainsite
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144937025580428 – Facebook
https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallSt – Twitter

Occupy Movement Websites:
https://occupytogether.org/  – Main Site
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Wall_Street – Wikipedia page
http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/occupywallstreet – Original Adbusters site
http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution – Live video streams
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/ – Photos

Occupy Movement City Websites:
http://nycga.cc/  – New York City
http://occupychi.org/ – Chicago
http://www.occupyseattle.org/ – Seattle
http://occupyboston.com/ – Boston
http://occupylosangeles.org/ – Los Angeles

Good Luck America!!

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.

Occupy Wall St. is spreading to a city near you - Occupytogether.org is helping to organize the Middle Class in America.