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Are voters finally fed-up enough to go for the block?

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Source: http://www.examiner.com

By Lori Stacey

From the far left to the far right and everywhere in between, American voters are more dissatisfied with the choices of only Barack Obama or Mitt Romney than perhaps anytime in our nation’s history. Thanks to the internet and alternative media sources, voters also are more aware than ever before that there are other choices on the ballot or available via certified write-in status and are finding out about them long before the shock of seeing their actual ballot on election day when it is often too late to research who the other candidates are or what they stand for.

The sham and concerted effort by the entire political system itself and the national mainstream media to try to hide, belittle or exclude the other choices has perhaps reached such a truly un-American level of stench that maybe, just maybe, voters will have finally decided that they have had enough.

The truth is that millions of Americans are finding alternative party, independent and official write-in candidates that they don’t have to plug their nose to vote for and can get excited about. Whether it is Ron Paul that is expected to be a certified write-in candidate in at least a dozen states, Dr. Jill Stein or Gary Johnson that appeal to social liberals, Vigil Goode or others that appeal to social conservatives, the truth is that the field of candidates running outside the 2-party sham on America are offering real choices that people can support. What they seem to have in common is their recognition that we must get the federal government back in adherence with our constitution, defend our freedoms and finally bring our troops home.

If voters finally stand up on their own set of principles and ideals and just vote for the best individual candidate rather than settling for a major party label, at least a powerful message of blowback will finally be heard in Washington, DC. If enough people reject Obama and Romney, it could result in some state victories for the other candidates. If each of the most popular alternative candidates were able to pick off victories in a state or two each, it could be possible to block both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney from reaching the required 270 electoral votes necessary to win the election outright. Then it would be thrown to the US House to decide and they would of course choose either Romney or Obama. The important thing though is that the 2-party monster of menace would never be the same again.

A group of teenagers put together a video plea to vote only for candidates that will stand up for our founding principles and save their future. They are involved in the organization www.im2moro.org. It is currently going viral across the web. (see video) Will the adults actually take their advice and vote on principle or cave yet again to party loyalty that is bringing our nation to its knees? Aren’t we supposed to be electing a person to live on Pennsylvania Avenue, not a party?

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, DC Conservative Examiner

Lori Stacey has been passionate about politics all her life. She started working on political campaigns going back to Ronald Reagan’s first bid for the White House while growing up in Sacramento. In November 2010, she ran for Secretary of State of South Dakota for the Constitution Party. Lori…

 

Missouri GOP BUSTED AGAIN For Trying to Block Ron Paul From Winning!

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Missouri had a GOP convention 4/21/12 to select delegates for the national convention. Yet again, Missouri GOP leadership is trying to prevent the voice of the people from being heard.

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Ron Paul Delegate Strategy Working; Alaska GOP Tries to Block Paul Delegates from State Conventions

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Source: http://thenewamerican.com

By Joe Wolverton, II

Despite the best efforts by the mainstream media to black out all news related to Ron Paul, word is leaking out that the Texas Congressman’s strategy to win delegates is succeeding.

First, the news from Missouri is very encouraging to those who recognize in Ron Paul the best hope for a President who will honor his oath of office to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

 

On March 17, the Republican Party Caucus held in St. Charles County, Missouri, made national news after confrontations there resulted in two arrests and the failure of the group to award any delegates.

 

Last week, the county GOP tried again and this time the police were not involved, and delegates to the state and district conventions were elected and every one of the 147 delegates who will attend the two conventions will represent Ron Paul.

 

Paul’s Show Me State success comes despite the fact that former candidate Rick Santorum won the caucus vote in Missouri with 55 percent of the vote. Presumed nominee Mitt Romney finished second with 25 percent, and Ron Paul came in a distant third with only 12 percent of the vote.

 

Mike Carter, a candidate for Missouri Lieutenant Governor, was present at both caucus meetings and describes the very different atmosphere and outcome:

 

The March 17th venue wasn’t expecting such a huge turnout. It swirled with rumors of rampant establishment-candidate favoritism, rule bending and disagreements about decorum. Tensions were high and things got out of hand. When we reconvened on April 10, things were much improved. The event was very organized and successful; of course, Ron Paul won very handily.

 

The GOP in Missouri is clearly dealing with new and growing forces within the party; the Ron Paul effort is more committed and organized than any party has witnessed in recent history — even more so than Obama’s ’08 machine. Paul’s successes are steadily creeping up in several areas around the country, including Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Maine, Texas and many more.

 

There is convincing evidence that Carter may be correct in his assessment of the actual delegate landscape in the Republican Party’s bid to take control of the White House from Barack Obama.

The Past, Present and Future of Internet Censorship

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Source: http://www.corbettreport.com

Beyond SOPA: The Past, Present and Future of Internet Censorship

By James Corbett
grtv.ca
29 January, 2012

When legislators in the US abandoned their support of SOPA and PIPA in the wake of mass popular protest earlier this month, many of those who had been mobilized by the legislation–which would have granted the US government almost total power to block access to foreign websites accused of so much as linking to copyrighted material–did not have long to enjoy their “victory.” The very next day the New Zealand police swooped in to the million-dollar estate of MegaUpload.com founder Kim Dotcom, arresting him and three others at the US government’s request for alleged racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering. The Department of Justice is now seeking the MegaUpload CEO’s extradition to the US.

Some amongst those who had been campaigning against SOPA and PIPA did not know that the US government already had the authority to shut down entire websites and in fact has exercised that authority on numerous occasions. What many are now learning is that, far from some potential future threat, internet censorship already exists in a variety of legislation that is already on the books in the United States and in nations around the world.

Although most commonly associated with China, which has implemented strict internet filters that prevent its citizens from finding politically sensitive material, various internet censorship programs have already been implemented by countries around the globe.

In 2010, Japan passed amendments to its copyright law making it illegal to download copyrighted material. The move has yet to curtail file-sharing in the country, so the Japanese government recently announced that they are going to begin putting fake copies of popular tv dramas on file-sharing websites that, when opened, remind users that it is illegal to download such material.

In July of 2010, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized the domains of 8 websites that it accused of hosting illegal copies of copyrighted material as part of an investigation dubbed Operation In Our Sites. The seizures came before any trial took place, and six of the websites did not actually host any of the copyrighted material in question, only linking to it. That November, ICE acted once again, this time seizing 82 domains. In December of 2011, over one year later, the agency returned one of the domains, Dajaz1.com, to its owner, after admitting that it had not in fact breached any laws.

In May of last year, the US Justice Department began seeking the extradition of one of the website’s operators, Richard O’Dwyer, from the UK. O’Dwyer is a British citizen who established TVShack.net in December of 2007. The DOJ is hoping to bring O’Dwyer to the US under the Extradition Act of 2003 to face charges of copyright infringement in the Southern District of New York.

Late last year, a number of nations signed a new global copyright agreement known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA. Signatories include the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and, as of this past week, 22 member states of the European Union.

Purported to be a treaty against counterfeit goods, generic drugs and copyright, it threatens to fundamentally alter the internet as it has so far existed.

When the Polish government announced its intention to sign earlier this month, protests sprang up around the country.

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