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Code Pink Sends Anti-Surveillance Contingent to Stand Outside Obama NSA Speech

Live near Washington, DC? Sick of unconstitutional surveillance?

Heads up: tomorrow at 10 AM, CODE Pink will be holding a small demonstration outside the Justice Department (950 Pennsylvania Ave, Constitution Ave Side) while President Barack Obama gives his speech about the massive NSA surveillance program.

Presidential Baby Names: Barack Missing, George Sinking

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the 1000 most popular boys’ and 1000 most popular girls’ baby names in the United States each year. For kicks this evening, I looked up the last name of each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, plus the big three of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. I’ve collected data on [...]

What’s the Answer to Obama not Answering Petitions? A Petition!

You may be aware that Barack Obama started an Official White House Petitions Website two years ago and promised to issue an official response to any petition that surpassed 100,000 signatures.

You may also be aware that the Obama administration has let a number of successful petitions on the site languish for hundreds of days [...]

202 Days After Meeting Threshold for a Response, Snowden Petition Still Ignored by Obama

On June 22 2013, the the official petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures in the Obama White House’s We The People petition website. If a petition can gain a hundred thousand signatures, the Obama administration has pledged that “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy [...]

173 Broken Promises: Barack Obama Still Refuses to Respond to Huge Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden

On June 22 2013, the petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures, and has continued to gather signatures ever since.

That hundred-thousand mark is significant. It represents a promise to the American people.

“If a petition gathers enough online signatures, it will be reviewed by policy experts and you’ll receive an official [...]

NSA Spies On Almost Every Cell Phone On Earth Every Day

There is no reasonable security justification for daily espionage against 5/7 of the world’s population. This is constant spying beyond even Big Brother in size. [...]

Is Twelve Years Indefinite Enough For You? Miami Protests Guantanamo January 11

It’s been 12 years that the United States has operated the Guantanamo center for indefinitely detaining people without charges or trials.

This January, it will have been 5 years since President Barack Obama took office, riding to the White House with the promise to close the Guantanamo center. What has President Barack Obama done to [...]

Barack W. Bush

This handmade sign at today’s DC protest against mass surveillance just about sums up the last five years.

Update: Of 5 Petitions with Massive Support, 3 Still Ignored by Barack Obama

“If a petition gathers enough online signatures, it will be reviewed by policy experts and you’ll receive an official response.” – Katelyn Sabochik, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy, September 22 2011

This is the important promise made by “We The People”, the official online petition website of Obama administration. From [...]

Update: Of 5 Huge Petitions Ignored by Barack Obama, Just 1 Moves Forward

“If a petition gathers enough online signatures, it will be reviewed by policy experts and you’ll receive an official response.” – Katelyn Sabochik, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy, September 22 2011

This is the important promise made by “We The People”, the official online petition website of Obama administration. The [...]

The Effect of a Lack of Trust

Time was, I paid a lot of attention to what Barack Obama said. I waited in line to attend his speeches and transcribed them so everyone could share in the knowledge of his plans. I showed up for meetings his staffers held on environmental issues, eager to disseminate his ideas on water policy for debate [...]