House effort would completely dismantle Patriot Act

The Surveillance State Repeal Act would overhaul spying laws like no other NSA reform effort.

Source: thehill.com

Once again I ask, "How is it possible that there isn’t universal agreement on the harm and risks of a government – our government – that spies on us with impunity?"

 

Sign the petition, please.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Pens Op-Ed Calling on Corporations to Oppose Surge of Indiana-Like Bills Across Country

“A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors,” Cook writes in the Washington Post

Source: www.hrc.org

I honestly can’t believe there isn’t 100% outrage about what Gov Pence and the Indiana legislation has done. 

 

Has the right-wing in this country finally and completely abandoned its last shreds of humanity? 

 

Sure looks that way to me.

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Netanyahu Plays the Race Card

The Israeli Prime Minister has adopted Richard Nixon’s Southern strategy.

Source: www.newyorker.com

In last week’s Israeli elections, Netanyahu did play the role of Nixon—except that he did not go to China. Nor did he go to Ramallah. He went racist. 

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Breathtaking Video Gives You In-Depth Look at Iconic Yosemite National Park » EcoWatch

Filmmakers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill hiked more than 200 miles in Yosemite National Park and produced a time-lapse video called Project Yosemite which

Source: ecowatch.com

Breathtaking Video Gives You In-Depth Look at Iconic Yosemite National Park
45th #EarthDay2015 is 4/22

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Florida Isn’t Alone: North Carolina, Pennsylvania Ban ‘Climate Change’ Too

Like Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have removed the terms “climate change” and “global warming” from websites and other documents, too.

Source: www.weather.com

Once again, I’m embarrassed by the actions of my elected officials. Here’s hoping that the mistakes of the Corbett administration continue to be corrected. Add this one to the list.

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