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Mark Stengler (or someone using his name) is hawking the Matthew 4 Cancer Scam Again

Last month, I started checking into the claims made by someone calling himself “Dr. Mark Stengler” who along with Brian Chambers of Health Revelations was sending me promotional e-mails and links to web pages. These e-mails and web pages, all claiming to come from from Brian Chambers and this “Dr. Mark Stengler,” promise that there [...]

Momentum Against FISA Surveillance Grows as 12 Senators Send Letter of Opposition

As you may know, eight days ago Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged to Senator Ron Wyden that the actions of the government to spy on Americans had exceeded the limits set by the FISA Amendments Act and the United States Constitution.

At the beginning of the summer, only Senator Wyden was willing to [...]

AE Transparency’s Asymmetric Warfare Letter to Americans Elect (and why I disagree)

Yesterday, AE Transparency sent off a letter to Americans Elect executives Peter Ackerman, Elliot Ackerman and Kahlil Byrd. AE Transparency sent me a copy and has given me permission to reprint that letter here:

Gents:

http://aetransparency.blogspot.com/2012/05/this-weaks-voting-at-americans-elect.html

In case you’re wondering, we know what comes next…and we’re already prepared to have a field-day with it.

Gentlemen, [...]

Open Letter to Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine Formally Requesting IRS Documents (Yet Again)

[Note: the following open letter has been sent this morning to Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine in e-mail form, one of the avenues by which the IRS explicitly recognizes official requests for information may take place.]

Dear Mr. Levine,

The following is an open letter which is directed to you and also published [...]

While Americans Elect insists Publicly it is not a Political Party, it tells Florida it most certainly is a Party

In its effort to arrange the election of its very own U.S. presidential candidate in 2012, is Americans Elect a party or isn’t it?

Americans Elect insists to the public and the news media that it IS NOT a political party

“We are not a political party of any sort.” — Americans Elect Facebook page, [...]

Americans Elect Does Not Communicate With “True Boss.” Will it Communicate with You?

Like No Labels, Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation. Like No Labels, Americans Elect refuses to disclose the identity of its secret unrestricted funders. Like No Labels, Americans Elect plans to use its mystery money to influence the 2012 Elections — in Americans Elect’s case, it plans to elect its very own President and Vice [...]

4/26 Open Letter to Americans Elect on Democracy, Transparency and Communication

I’ve tried to initiate contact with the 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect a number of times over the last eight months. I’ve placed phone calls, sent e-mails, and written letters, all at decent intervals. I’ve even tried to knock on their office door a block away from the White House before being shooed away by [...]

Dear Senator Kyl, Since You Say There’s No Privacy in Reading…

On Thursday March 10, Republican Senator Jon Kyl explained why he thinks people should stop worrying and love the government for using the Patriot Act to track their reading habits:

How does the law enforcement official know in advance, before he sees the order from the bookseller, that it includes the book? That is, how [...]

Chellie Pingree, a Welcome Anti-Schwartz on the Patriot Act

A few weeks ago I shared with you a letter Rep. Allyson Schwartz wrote to a Pennsylvanian in her district regarding the Patriot Act. Mostly empty of content and otherwise incorrect, it’s the sort of communication that gives constituents a fed up, exasperated, not-gonna-vote-for-you-again kind of feeling.

I’d like to share with you the text [...]

Allyson Schwartz Delivers Empty, Incorrect Message on the Patriot Act

Regular reader and Pennsylvania Green Party activist Ross Levin asked me to share a letter he received from his member of Congress, Representative Allyson Schwartz. Ross had asked Rep. Schwartz to explain why she had repeatedly supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act without any reforms (voting YES for Patriot Act powers most recently in February [...]

Open Letter to Americans Elect: Questions and an Invitation to Dialogue

Having initiated contact with Americans Elect by phone and e-mail multiple times over the past months, and having received no reply, I’ve decided to write a formal letter. The following is a copy of a letter sent by certified mail today to Americans Elect, the 501(c)(4) political corporation with the goal of electing its own [...]