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Back in February I wrote a couple of diaries about my struggle to overcome a technical glitch in my documentation that the PATRIOT Act used to render me officially "NONEXISTENT" after all my years ...
by Joieau
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 09:50 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
The San Francisco Bay Guardian's lead editorial that hit the streets today calls on San Francisco legislators Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein to lead the charge to repeal The Patriot Act. The ...
by greendem
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
We can't undo all the damage Wells Fargo has done to so many people, but maybe we can help them from doing it to one person, right now.
by maxfolger
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
My Congressional Representative Paul Tonko (NY20) is really great. I received this email from him the other day. Look below the orange satan squigle to read a copy of his most recent email ...
by jbob
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 06:32 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I don't know how many times we have to keep on seeing another search and seizure case where we have a 6-3 opinion where Breyer joins the majority and Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor are the only ...
by ai002h
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 02:41 PM PST with 7 Recommends
This is a followup to my diary of this past Sunday, Voter ID: Why It's a Pain In The Ass . In that diary I explained some of the incredibly ridiculous roadblocks I've encountered in my multi-year, ...
by Joieau
Comment Count 56 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 02:06 PM PST with 38 Recommends
I'm not sure if this is a sincere mea culpa or not. Even the head of the U.S. intelligence community now believes that its collection and storage of millions of call records was kept too secret for ...
by MTmofo
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 06:13 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Who's the leader of the club? The combination of propaganda and crowd control may have never been practiced more effectively in this country than in the lead up to the Patriot Act. Now we live in ...
by esessis
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I was encouraged to diary this in Denise Oliver's FP article today about the Raleigh Moral March she attended last week. So here it is... I am one of the people - description: likely or known ...
by Joieau
Comment Count 63 comments on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM PST with 81 Recommends
As it has become more and more undeniable that the NSA conducts mass domestic spying for reasons other than to prevent terrorism, the pushback has finally approached critical mass . Section ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 115 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 12:51 PM PST with 170 Recommends
Received this e-mail last night from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee regarding U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows (D. ME):
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 09:12 AM PST with 23 Recommends
You know how sometimes, when you make a plan, things you didn't expect happen? James Sensenbrenner is discovering the law of unintended consequences.
by CwV
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 06:02 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Ever wonder how things got so out of control at the NSA? http://www.redding.com/news/2013/nov/25/most-nsas-data-collection-authorized-order-ronald/ The National Security Agency’s collection ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 04:57 PM PST with 33 Recommends
“The Attorney General hereby is delegated the power to approve the use for intelligence purposes, within the United States or against a United States person abroad, of any technique for which a ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 01:35 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Big day tomorrow for all of us – at 10:30 a.m. in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in Manhattan, the American Civil Liberties Union will present oral arguments ...
by ScrewedByLawyer
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:27 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Oakland has been paying big bucks to SAIC (...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 07:16 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Senator Mark Udall (D. CO) standing strong: http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_24430599/sen-mark-udall-votes-against-intel-reform-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 08:03 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Ok, I wasn't planning on writing a lot about the Maine U.S. Senate race because I figured Senator Susan Collins (R. ME) was a shoe in for re-election. But then I started looking into Shenna ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 02:00 PM PST with 27 Recommends
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 08:00 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The PATRIOT Act, the much reviled law that was rammed through after 9/11, has been the source of much angst in the progressive community since it passed. Most of us believe it was a huge overreach ...
by EagleOfFreedom
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 07:06 AM PDT with 7 Recommends