Sign the petition: Challenge Hillary Clinton to commit to never cutting Social Security benefits | Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

Subject: Will you issue this challenge to Hillary Clinton?All Democratic presidential candidates need to promise never to cut Social Security — but so far, Hillary Clinton hasn’t made that promise.In recent months, Clinton has been campaigning as someone who will fight for economic goals like debt-free college and Wall Street reform. But she’s leaving the Democratic Party vulnerable by not addressing Social Security cuts.Once she does, the Party can move on to a national discussion about how to expand benefits to meet the needs of our grandparents and veterans.Can you sign the petition urging Hillary Clinton to promise never to cut Social Security benefits?Click here: http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/NoSocialSecurityCuts2016/?sp_ref=172851540.219.149208.e.471113.2&source=email-sp

Source: Sign the petition: Challenge Hillary Clinton to commit to never cutting Social Security benefits | Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

 

It would seem like this wouldn’t be a problem for her, or any of the candidates. Is she that set against Social Security benefits? I know many people who really need their benefits. Maybe because she will never need the benefits she doesn’t care!

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We need your SUPPORT

I was surprised to say the least when I first started hearing about this problem. I have a young daughter, a couple of neices and a few friends who use these products (or use to). You may also have someone special or just someone you know who uses this product, so let’s help any way we can. we can start by signing a petition.

https://www.change.org/p/tell-procter-and-gamble-to-make-safer-tampons-and-pads-for-all-women-and-detoxthebox?recruiter=27323063&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

Petitioning Procter & Gamble

Tell Procter and Gamble to Make Safer Tampons and Pads For All Women and #DETOXTHEBOX

Two years ago, Women’s Voices For The Earth commissioned laboratory testing of Always brand pads and found that the products emit potential carcinogens, reproductive and developmental toxins. Feminine products are considered “medical devices” and ingredients do not have to be listed on the label or disclosed by the manufacturers. Millions of women use these products every month, and we have major concerns about undisclosed chemicals entering the most absorptive parts of our bodies.

Today we are asking P&G to set new standards for the safety of these products. More specifically, we want the company to disclose the full list of ingredients and materials used to make Tampax tampons and Always pads. P&G promises leadership, ownership, integrity and trust, yet full ingredient lists for Tamax and Always products are not available. As a result, women all over the world are unknowingly exposing their bodies to unidentified compounds that may be harmful to our health. As P&G customers, we have the right to assess the products based on our own standards of health and safety.

This is a sensitive subject. No one ever talks about periods. Let’s start the conversation with P&G and demand safer feminine products for all women!

Sign this petition

https://www.change.org/p/tell-procter-and-gamble-to-make-safer-tampons-and-pads-for-all-women-and-detoxthebox?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=438542&alert_id=xQxwykIDtr_YZIqXV83rOcZwspfW%2F%2FurV%2BDD99aucJ%2FpcInombByIfnELBU8IJY89LnBMBLYH64

THIS IS SOMETHING ALL INTERNET USERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF!

Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality Picks Up Steam in the House
Amy Kroin
June 17, 2015
Net NeutralityThe FCC and Media Policy
“Maybe every so often we can be on the side of the American people,” Rep. Jose Serrano said, “and not corporations.”

Those are fighting words — but unfortunately the House majority doesn’t seem to be heeding them. Not when it comes to Net Neutrality.

This afternoon the House appropriations committee voted against two amendments — one from Serrano, one from Rep. Nita Lowey — to remove anti-Net Neutrality language from a must-pass government-funding package.

The anti-Net Neutrality provisions — buried deep within this 158-page bill — would strip the FCC of the money it needs to enforce its open Internet protections. The provisions would also prevent the rules from remaining in effect until after the court cases challenging them have been decided — a process that could take years.

“You’re not supposed to legislate in an appropriations bill,” Serrano said, noting that a federal court had already rejected an attempt from the cable, phone and wireless lobbies to delay implementation of the rules.

But in spite of the overwhelming support for the open Internet— support that spans the political spectrum — some members of Congress are determined to destroy the historic FCC protections that millions of people lobbied for.

“Blocking Net Neutrality means blocking the open Internet,” Serrano said. “My colleagues are trying to give corporations more freedom … while putting more restrictions on individual citizens.”

Indeed, members of Congress who are in the pocket of the big Internet service providers don’t care about listening to the public on this matter. They don’t care about the process the FCC followed to allow public comment on its proposal. They simply want to shut down the open Internet and carve it up into fast and slow lanes.

In the run-up to the vote a coalition of more than 60 digital rights and social justice groups urged the chairman and ranking member of the House appropriations committee to remove the anti-Net Neutrality riders (only the ranking member — Rep. Lowey, a longtime Net Neutrality proponent — listened).

Among the letter’s signers are the Free Press Action Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Media Justice, ColorOfChange.org, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Media Action Grassroots Network, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, Public Knowledge and Writers Guild of America West. Other signers include the American Library Association, the Association of Free Community Papers and Etsy.

The funding package is inching closer to a vote before the full House, but there’s still time for members to remove the anti-Net Neutrality provisions. Call Congress before it’s too late.

Save Net Neutrality

Hey Everyone We Really Need This!

Petitioning Chairman, Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler

This petition will be delivered to:

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Tom Wheeler

Save Net Neutrality

The open Internet is in peril – a federal appeals court just struck down Net Neutrality and sided with giant corporations like Verizon who want to control how we experience the Internet. Now, Internet service providers like Verizon can block content they disagree with or slow down access to websites who can’t afford to pay what corporations can for higher speeds. But we can still stop this.

The FCC has the power to protect Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service. Doing so will give them the power to reinstate the Net Neutrality protections taken away by Verizon. It’s absolutely necessary that they do this because net neutrality is the basis for what has made the Internet a place where what you know is more valuable than whom you know.

Net Neutrality is incredibly important to the Student Net Alliance because it allows the free flow of ideas to shape our education. An open Internet provides one of the purest forms of democracy today, allowing students to access a limitless supply of information, for relatively low cost and with great ease. When those invaluable avenues for education and social interaction are threatened by entrenched corporations acting as gatekeepers in pursuit of profit, the Student Net Alliance (SNA) mobilizes students, educators, and alumni worldwide to defend the Internet as a tool for everyone to use with equal caliber.

We can’t stand idly by while the Internet is sold to the highest bidder. Join us in asking the FCC to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ( I know I’m late)

Well I have a new (used) computer, hopefully this one will last long enough for me to get the computer I really want!

I haven’t posted in a really long time. Much longer than I’ve been without a PC.

I had a chance to catch up on some of my reading nothing heavy or educational, just some things I have on my Kindle.

I finally got around to baking a cobblet. I always bake cakes, cookies and biscuts I hardly ever bake pies or cobblets.

Now that I’ve retired I’m teaching myself to bake bread, develope pictures (the old fashioned way-dark room and all) and all the other little things I’ve wanted to learn how to do over the years, when I was to busy working and raising childern. I can also finish my search for free things on the net.

Here are a few sites you readers might like

http://www.gutenberg.org/      (all free –   public domain)      Project Gutenberg is concerned about a new secret international treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This will extend copyright term protection worldwide, thus halting the growth of the public domain. To learn more, and join Project Gutenberg in speaking out against this treaty, visit The Internet Archive  (you might want to read this)

http://www.freebookspot.es,  http://free-online-novels.com/romance.html ,   http://www.shelleymunro.com     (some of her stuff is free) ,  http://free-online-novels.com,           http://newfreebooks.com/ , http://e-library.net/           (some are free),    http://www.lipsticknboots.com ,  http://www.feedbooks.com/ ,   http://educhoices.org/  , http://www.online-literature.com ,   http://www.publicbookshelf.com  (read online only)    ,   http://www.freebook-s.com,      http://www.magnoliahill.com ,    http://www.trinitymoon.com,        http://manybooks.net,  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379003078,    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/20-best-websites-to-download-free-e-books/,  [this link gives you a list of sites for free ebooks, some of them might be on my list. The site itself is great, it’s not a free book site but it has plenty of information about many things you might find interesting, as I did.]

More next time  Enjoy!

This Tuesday, February 11th, is The Day We Fight Back (against mass surveillance)

THE FACTS

    • The NSA “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.”THE NEW YORK TIMES
    • The NSA collected “almost 3 billion pieces of intelligence from US computer networks” in one month in 2013.THE GUARDIAN
    • The NSA is collecting the content and metadata ofemails, web activity, chats, social networks, and everything else as part of what it calls “upstream” collection.THE WASHINGTON POST
    • The NSA “is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans.”THE WASHINGTON POST
  • The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.”THE WASHINGTON POST
  • The NSA “is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country.”THE NEW YORK TIMES
What the revelations mean for you.

When Edward Snowden met journalists in his cramped room in Hong Kong’s Mira hotel in June, his mission was ambitious. Amid the clutter of laundry, meal trays and his four laptops, he wanted to start a debate about mass surveillance.

He succeeded beyond anything the journalists or Snowden himself ever imagined. His disclosures about the NSA resonated with Americans from day one. But they also exploded round the world.

For some, like Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, it is a vitally important issue, one of the biggest of our time: nothing less than the defence of democracy in the digital age.

Zoe Lofgren
US congresswoman

But the intelligence agencies dismiss such claims, arguing that their programs are constitutional, and subject to rigorous congressional and judicial oversight. Secrecy, they say, is essential to meet their overriding aim of protecting the public from terrorist attacks.

Stewart Baker
Former NSA general counsel

The debate has raged across time zones: from the US and Latin America to Europe and to Asia. Barack Obama cancelled a trip to Moscow in protest at Russian president Vladimir Putin’s protection of Snowden. Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cancelled a state visit to Washington in protest at the US spying on her. Bolivian president Evo Morales’s plane was forced down in Vienna amid suspicion that Snowden was being smuggled out of Russia.

In Germany, a “livid” Angela Merkel accused the US of spying on her, igniting a furore that has seen the White House concede that new constraints on the NSA’s activities may be necessary. Meanwhile, in Britain, prime minister David Cameron accused the Guardian of damaging national security by publishing the revelations, warning that if it did not “demonstrate some social responsibility it would be very difficult for government to stand back and not to act”.

Caught in a net

US internet companies, their co-operation with the NSA exposed bySnowden’s documents, fear a worldwide consumer backlash, and claim they were forced into co-operation by the law.

RON WYDEN
Democratic US senator
JAMES CLAPPER
US director of national intelligence
EDWARD SNOWDEN
Computer analyst and whistleblower
ANGELA MERKEL
German chancellor
MARISSA MAYER
Yahoo CEO

Much of the NSA’s defence is that the public should be unconcerned, summed up by the dictum: “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” But civil liberties groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union warn that surveillance goes well beyond what Congress intended and what the US constitution allows.

Chris Soghoian
Principal technologist, ACLU

Cell phones, laptops, Facebook, Skype, chat-rooms: all allow the NSA to build what it calls ‘a pattern of life’, a detailed profile of a target and anyone associated with them.

And the number of people caught up in this dragnet can be huge.

Three degrees of separation

You don’t need to be talking to a terror suspect to have your communications data analysed by the NSA. The agency is allowed to travel “three hops” from its targets — who could be people who talk to people who talk to people who talk to you. Facebook, where the typical user has 190 friends, shows how three degrees of separation gets you to a network bigger than the population of Colorado. How many people are three “hops” from you?

Faced with growing public and political concern over the quantities of data it is collecting, the NSA has sought to reassure people, arguing that it collected only a tiny proportion of the world’s internet traffic, roughly equivalent to a “dime on a basketball court”. But in reality, that is still a huge amount of data. The Library of Congress, one of the biggest libraries in the world, gathers 5 terabytes a month. The NSA sucks up much, much more.

Since you began reading this, the NSA has selected
69.6

terabytes

of data for review. That’s about
17,811 two-hour HD movies.

The NSA say it needs all this data to help prevent another terrorist attack like 9/11. In order to find the needle in the haystack, they argue, they need access to the whole haystack.

The first Snowden document to be published by the Guardian was a secret court order showing that the NSA was collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers.
Thank You To
THE GUARDIAN

As you can see I’m not really good at this, I haven’t even been on the net looking for more free stuff and most of the time I don’t have a lot to say. 

Oh! but I love to read and will read almost anything.  Lately I’ve been reading historical romances, some of them are really good. When I was a teenager I wouldn’t go anywhere near a romance book. Would you beleive that except for ” My Darling, My Hamburger” ( which I read for my sister so I could do her bookreport for her) and Love Story by Erich Segal, when I was17. I never read another romance novel until I was 40 years old. My favorite authors use to be Robert Ludlum (All time favorite), Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz (who is now just plain Dean Koontz) Ramsey Campbell, Robin Cook, and V.C. Andrews in that order. I stopped reading Robert Ludlum because he pass away. The first book I read by Robert Ludlum was “The Bourne Identity” way back in 1981, after that I read everything he wrote except “The Road To Omaha”  I didn’t read that one because I thought it was like “The Road to Gandolfo” , which I didn’t like. I still haven’t read it, but maybe I should give it a try. I surely won’t be reading anything else written by a ghost writer or Eric Van Lustbader. Eric Van Lustbader did a pretty good job with “The Sunset Warrior cycle”, “The Maroc series” (my favorite) “The Ninja”, and “The Miko” . In my opinon he should have continued with those. I don’t know how Eric Van Lustbader got the job to continue the Jason Bourne novels, his writing doesn’t come anywhere close to Robert Ludlums writing. Robert Ludlums writing is vastly superior. It’s been awhile since I reread any of his books, so I guess I can start to read them now without remembering to much. 

well thats it for now haha! nothing else to say right now

 


Free stuff

Hello everyone,

How is 2014 treating you all? I’ve been really busy lately so I haven’t had much time to write on my blog or to find much more free stuff. I did happen upon few sites with free ebooks. Mind you these are not illegal sites. Wattpad  is a really cool site the ebooks on this site are from up and coming writers some of there ebooks are really good( I think I’m going to love this site). As many of you know there are many sites that have free ebooks, to name a few … There’s Smashworld, and  www.obooko.com just to name a few. And lets not forget Amazon.com  if you have a Kindle or kindle app. It seems like I kind of  got stuck on free ebooks. But then I love to read.

Here is a site for one (1) month free subscription- read all you like

http://www.scribd.com/g/fhizq

of course  it’s 8.99 after the first free month unless you cancel

 

Free stuff on the net

Do you ever wonder why some people can find anything and everything they want Free on the net? I have
a hard time finding anything I really want. I have decided I’m going to start looking for anything and everything thats free on the net. I’m going to post whatever I find. If any of you know of any sites that have free useable stuff please let me know. Thank you

Here’s one I found when looking for free graphics

http://www.thefreesite.com/Free_Graphics/Graphics_freeware/