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[PDI] Karl Rove Loses Election After Being Checkmated By Cyber Sleuths? | www.occupyforaccountability.org

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[PDI] Rove “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore”

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This page makes the claim that Anonymous locked Karl Rove's computer
operatives out of the system they had put into place to steal the U.S.
election.

I've been saying since 2008 that the Democrats found better hackers than
the Republicans as a mild joke, but if this page is to be believed, I was
closer to the truth than I knew.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012

[PDI] Fwd: Spread the word there are very good candidates to elect in District 2 DuPage.

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For those looking for quality local candidates to support with money
and/or volunteering, there's some right in our back yard (so to speak).


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Subject: Spread the word there are very good candidates to elect in
District 2 DuPage.
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 08:40:39 -0600
From: Don Kirchenberg <kirchenberg4forestpreserves@gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

*Thank you again for your help and support!* Before it's all over we need
to be sure to let everyone know there are very good choices in District 2
DuPage for the County Board and Forest Preserve Commissioner positions. We
still have lit and areas to cover, You may also assist with phone calls.
I'll be at the Caribou Coffee on the southside of Roosevelt just west of
Summit in Oakbrook Terrace from 10:00AM til approx.11:30 with lit and maps.
We are just dropping lit at homes. You need not ask questions of the voters.

*#2 If you are unable to walk and drop lit help us spread the word to your
neighbors, friends and families.* Forward the video postcard to your social
networks. *Post them to Facebook, blogs & Twitter.* Forward them in an
email. Help us spread the word!

District 2: Liz Chaplin (CB) and Don Kirchenberg (FP)
www.videopostcard.us/dupagedems/dupage2

*#3 I have phone numbers you can call between now and during Tuesday.* Let
me know. Call me anytime. Thanks again!

Don Kirchenberg
630-853-7650 mobile
*Email:
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WEB: http://protectourforestpreserves.org/
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[PDI] Greg Palast | Investigative Reporter

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

[PDI] Fwd: Kucinich Action: Extending Our Efforts for Additional Candidates

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Hi all. . . .

How about a "money bomb" for select local candidates via Kucinich's new
Action PAC instead of Ron Paul or big money-controlled Tea Partiers for
a change??? Every little bit helps, because as you know, Kucinich ain't
made of money.


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Geraldine,

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Throughout the week, our Kucinich Action PAC has been extending its
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These individuals will be the leaders for next year's Congress as our
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landscape. With just a few days remaining to Election Day, we are
continuing to support our "Champions for Change" with a vigorous /Get
out the Vote/ effort.

Through Our Movement's tireless action empowering these candidates to
win in their elections, we help to transform politics in our nation in
order to achieve equality, economic justice, better educational
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Friday, November 02, 2012

[PDI] Voting machines tied to the Romneys could decide the election in Ohio

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Credo petition @ 331K signatures I'm told, looking to get to 400K.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

[PDI] "No one should get rich off of public service!" If you agree please pass it on.

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DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioners accept unlimited campaign contributions from companies doing business with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. This is unethical and should be illegal!

Here are specific examples where one of the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioners (Joe Cantore from District 2) has accepted unlimited campaign contributions from companies where he has approved pricing and many times no bid contracts worth hundreds of thousands totaling millions of our tax dollars. "Accepting any campaign contributions from any companies doing business with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is unethical. It should be illegal" states Don Kirchenberg, candidate for Forest Preserve Commissioner, District 2. "I have not and will not accept any monies from any company doing business with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County."

These donations were reported to the IL State Board of Elections for contributions received in the past few years. Don Kirchenberg explains "the recent contributions to Commissioner Cantore from his fundraiser held in October, 2012 will not have to be reported until year end. Here are enough examples that show a bad pattern that we believe is wrong."

· Cantore reported $2,800.00 in campaign contributions from Kuhn Mitchell Moss a Naperville law firm. In the past two years, Cantore has approved Forest Preserve payments in no-bid contracts to Kuhn Mitchell Moss in an amount exceeding $640,000 for legal services.

· Cantore reported $1,000.00 in campaign contributions from Chapman & Cutler a Chicago law firm. In the past two years, Cantore has approved Forest Preserve payments in no-bid contracts to Chapman & Cutler in an amount exceeding $175,000 for legal services.

· Cantore reported $900.00 in campaign contributions from Day & Robert PC a Naperville law firm. In the past two years, Cantore has approved Forest Preserve payments in no-bid contracts to Day & Robert in an amount exceeding $325,000 for legal services.

· Cantore reported $750.00 in campaign contributions from Wight Architects and its owners. In the past two years, Cantore has approved Forest Preserve payments in no-bid contracts to Wight Architects in an amount exceeding $300,000 for design work for development (new building, etc) at Willowbrook Forest Preserve.

· Cantore reported $850.00 in campaign contributions from Christopher Burke Engineering. In the past two years, Cantore has approved Forest Preserve payments in no-bid contracts to Christopher Burke Engineering in an amount exceeding $150,000.

· Cantore reported $350.00 in campaign contributions from Coffman Truck Sales owner Frank Coffman. In the past two years, Cantore has approved Forest Preserve payments in no-bid contracts to Coffman Truck Sales for the purchase of truck parts in an amount exceeding $30,000.

There are additional examples for Commissioner Cantore and with the other Commissioners. "We need a rule that stops these unethical campaign contributions. As a Commissioner I would work to pass a rule making these contributions illegal. No one should get rich from public service." concluded Don Kirchenberg, candidate for Forest Preserve Commissioner, District 2 DuPage County.

For more info go www.citizensforkirchenberg.com Please pass along this email to anyone across DuPage County because this problem and bad practice is true for all the Forest Preserve Commissioners.
__________________________________________


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

[PDI] Illinois Chapter Sierra Club: Rally for Starved Rock

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A sand mine that will cut off water flow to some of the most beautiful and
delicate hydrological formations in Illinois, which also happens to be one
of the State's most beloved State parks, and where I was married.

Amazingly brilliant. Why didn't I think of that?

Dan
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Friday, October 19, 2012

[PDI] Fwd: instant anti-Joe Walsh rally call

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

[PDI] Pay 2 Play | Documentary | John Wellington Ennis

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Ohio elections documentary free online.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[PDI] Will Bain-Linked E-Voting Machines Give Romney the White House?

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[PDI] Deceptive Calls Received in Florida & Virginia | News | Election Protection

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People are being told they can vote by phone with just a name and a phone
number. This is not true in any State.

Be vigilant.

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Monday, October 08, 2012

[PDI] Register and vote - you still can here

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Friday, September 21, 2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

EFF sues for answers about illegal surveillance | EFFector 25.25

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In our 619th issue:

EFF Sues for Answers About Illegal Government Email and Phone Call Surveillance

EFF sued the Department of Justice, demanding answers about illegal email and telephone call surveillance at the National Security Agency.

A government official publicly disclosed that the National Security Agency's surveillance program had gone further than what the law permits, with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issuing at least one ruling calling the NSA's actions unconstitutional. The government further disclosed that the court had determined the government's surveillance violated the spirit of the law on at least one occasion.

EFF's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeks disclosure of any written opinions or orders from FISC discussing illegal government surveillance, as well as any briefings to Congress about those violations.

Congressmen Demand USTR Tell American People What's Going on With TPP

U.S. Representatives Ron Wyden and Darrell Issa insist that the American people have a right to know what the U.S. is seeking in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) with respect to intellectual property rights.

Copyright's Robot Wars Heat Up as Algorithms Block Live-Streams First and Ask Questions Later

Copyright's robot wars have burst onto the scene of streaming video sites, silencing live feeds with bogus infringement accusations and no human oversight. Two examples from just the past week show the danger that lies ahead if copyright enforcement is left to bots alone.

EFF Updates

Rojadirecta: The Government Reverses Course and Returns Domains Without Explanation. Again.

The government has decided to return two domain names it improperly seized and held in its possession for well over a year, without so much as an explanation. This time, it was Rojadirecta.com and Rojadirecta.org, Puerto 80's popular sports streaming sites, which the government seized back in February 2011.

Members of Congress Demand Answers for Homeland Security's Unjust Domain Name Seizures

A bipartisan group of Representatives, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, sent a pointed letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano protesting the recent spat of domain name seizures -- executed on dubious copyright grounds -- that have been censoring websites with no due process.

Copyright Trolls' Bogus "Negligence" Theory Thrown Out Of Court Again

Judges on both coasts of the U.S. have now rejected one of the copyright trolls' favorite tactics -- suing an Internet subscriber for "negligence" when someone else allegedly downloaded a movie illegally over their wireless connection.

Is Congress Getting Ready to Take on Patent Trolls?

The Congressional Research Service recently released a report on the effects of patent trolls on innovation and the economy. The study presents a pretty thorough analysis of the patent troll problem, but what's striking is its existence at all. Could it be that Congress is really starting to pay attention when it comes to fixing the broken patent system?

EFF Asks Appeals Court to Rehear Cell Site Tracking Case

EFF and a number of other civil liberties organizations joined together in an amicus brief to ask the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that law enforcement did not need a search warrant to track a cell phone in real time.

Service Agreements Kill Privacy, But Can They Create It Too?

A recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the increasing way constitutional rights are adjudicated when it comes to data stored by other companies: through the service agreement a user enters into with a company.

Research Sheds Light On Scary New Surveillance Apps for Smartphones

Following on the heels of last month's first-ever public analysis of the elusive spyware FinSpy, security researchers at Citizen Lab have released an analysis of samples that appear to be FinSpy Mobile, the smartphone component in the FinFisher toolkit.

EFF Continues Support of OWS Protester & Twitter As Case Is Appealed

Does the government need a search warrant to get information about your Twitter activity -- information like deleted tweets, other users you communicate with, and the list of IP addresses you used to connect to the service? Today we joined a coalition of civil liberties groups in telling a New York appeals court that the answer to that question is yes.

Don't Wait for the UK Snoopers' Charter to Pass: Encrypt Wikipedia Now

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has spoken out against the UK Snoopers' Bill, a data retention bill that, as Techdirt explained, "would require ISPs to record key information about every email sent and Web site visited by UK citizens, and mobile phone companies to log all their calls." Wales testified that, if the bill passed, he would move to encrypt all of Wikipedia's connections with Britain.

Congressional Report on US and TPP

The Congressional Research Service has published a 55-page analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). While the CRS does not clarify if it had access to the complete current TPP text, they examine TPP within the broader context of multilateral and bilateral trade relations and international market access.

Privacy News Roundup: Face Recognition, Data Retention, and Patchy CCTV

Germany squares off against Facebook on privacy; "Constant Surveillance" is back on the agenda in Australia; and UK police admit surveillance cameras are patchy and sometimes ineffective.

The Battle for Privacy Intensifies in Australia

Australians are fending off threats to their right to privacy from all directions. First, there was Australian Attorney General Nicola Roxon's push to expand government online surveillance powers. Then the Australian Senate approved the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, granting authorities the power to require phone and Internet providers to store up to 180 days worth of personal communications data.

Despite Privacy Concerns, Mexico Continues Scanning Youth Irises for ID Cards

For more than a year and a half, the Mexican government has been collecting an unprecedented amount of biometric data from minors ages 4 to 17 as part of a youth ID card program.

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Germany's Plan to Create Its Own Spyware Raises Constitutional Concerns

The Bundeskriminalamt, Germany's version of the FBI, is currently recruiting for a number of IT specialists to help develop "technical surveillance methods" that can be used to secretly and remotely access computers during crime investigations.

Europe to Open Skies to drones by 2016

In an obscure working document, the European Commission has announced it is working on plans to open European civil airspace to unmanned drones by 2016.

Rap News 15: Big Brother is WWWatching You

Juice Rap News brings us their rhyming take on privacy, surveillance, and digital freedom.

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TPP: Take Action

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) endangers the Internet and digital freedoms on par with ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA. EFF and a number of civil society groups oppose TPP and the way it has been drafted without transparency. Find out the many ways you can take action.

Freedom Not Fear

For the second year in a row, activist movement Freedom Not Fear is organizing a weekend of protests, workshops, and networking in Brussels to defend fundamental rights in an era of increased surveillance measures. Our International Privacy Team is working with our European partners to spread the word about the Freedom Not Fear week of action.
September 14-17
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CiviCon London

Micah Lee, one of EFF's web developers, will be at CiviCon London speaking about how we handle our CiviCRM donation pages. EFF Technology Generalist Leez Wright will be at the conference too.
September 19, 2012
Central London, England

EFF's 21st Annual Pioneer Awards

EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. This year's winners are hardware hacker Andrew (bunnie) Huang, activist Jérémie Zimmermann, and the Tor Project. The event will be held at the Project One Gallery in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
September 20, 2012
San Francisco, CA

World Maker Faire New York

Celebrate innovation with EFF at the World Maker Faire New York! We are pleased to participate in the world's most diverse showcase of creativity and innovation in technology, craft, science, fashion, art, food and more. Stop by our booth to say hello.
September 29, 2012
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Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom

EFF International Freedom of Expression Coordinator Eva Galperin will speak at the ACLU of Nevada's Banned Books Week panel on literary freedom. The event will take place at the Clark County Library in Las Vegas.
October 6, 2012
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OpenED 2012

Carol Rossini, EFF Director of International Intellectual Property, will be the keynote speaker at the OpenEd conference in Vancouver talking about Open Education -- specifically, copyright exemptions and limitations for education.
October 16-18, 2012
Vancouver, BC, Canada

World Forum for Democracy

EFF Director for International Freedom of Expression, Jillian York, will speak at the World Forum for Democracy about democratic responses to the economic, social, and political challenges that affect our societies today.
October 8-9, 2012
Strasbourg, France

.SE Internet Days Forum

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October 22-23, 2012
Stockholm, Sweden

GPS as the New Constable

Join EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury at the Bar Association of San Francisco's 2012 Barristers Annual Meeting for an in-depth legal discussion of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in United States v. Jones, requiring law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before installing a GPS device onto a car.
October 26, 2012
San Francisco, CA

EFF Seeks Membership Assistant

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[PDI] Congress Members Demand USTR Tell the American People What's Going on With the TPP and its Impact on Digital Freedom | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Dear Daniel,

Right now, industry lobbyists and bureaucrats are putting the final touches
on an international trade agreement that could strip away many of our
Internet freedoms and cast ordinary Internet users as criminals.

The deal is being pushed forward in a series of closed-door meetings away
from the scrutiny of digital rights advocates and Internet users. We've
stopped bad Internet policies like this before. Now it's time to stop the
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

* Don't Let the TPP Trap You. Stop This Deal
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Free Press is partnering with our friends at
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alert users about this bad deal. If approved the TPP would:

- Criminalize some everyday Internet use.
- Force service providers to collect and hand over your private
data without user protections.
- Give media conglomerates the *power to fine you for Internet use*,
remove online content — including entire websites — and even
terminate your
Internet access!

To learn more about the TPP, visit
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.

OpenMedia.ca rightly calls the TPP an "Internet trap."1 If it passes,
TPPcould criminalize ordinary
Internet actions — like linking to certain content or sites.

This is ridiculous. Governments around the world need to hear from Internet
users like you before the TPP becomes the law of the Web:

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

[PDI] Update/Reminder: A Discussion of the Expanding Role of Money in Politics

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Update/Reminder: A Discussion of the Expanding Role of Money in Politics

(Please note that after we had settled on the date and time for this event, Thursday, September 6, 7-9 pm, we found that it conflicted with the Obama acceptance speech at the Democratic convention. Nevertheless we will hold the panel discussion as originally scheduled. Thus we will have the event even if very few people attend. Citizens may record Obama's speech for viewing later; also the Democrats may still change the time of the Obama speech).


For more information, contact:
Robert Tracy, Director, Elmhurst MovetoAmend
166 E. Lake St., Unit F
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Email: Elmhurst@MoveToAmend.org (you may need to copy this email address into your email program)
Phone: 630-484-1555

In 2010, the Supreme Court decided (5 to 4) Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission to uphold freedom of speech of corporations in political elections. They decided that: 1) corporations are persons and merit protection under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, and 2) money equals speech.

The Court concluded that corporations have the right to spend money without limit in political elections from their general treasuries, thereby eliminating the effectiveness of existing disclosure regulations. There should be no surprise that corporations and wealthy persons are now spending huge amounts of money to influence elections. A conservative estimate indicates $2 to $5 billion may be spent during this election season.

Many feel that our Democracy and Government, meaning the politicians, are being bought by wealthy individual and corporate interests in an unprecedented way since the Citizens United ruling. What are the full implications of the ruling, and what can citizens do to help make Democracy healthier?

What: Maryam Judar, community lawyer at Citizen Advocacy Center, will moderate a non-partisan discussion of the Expanding Role of Money in Politics. One topic to be included: THE CITIZENS UNITED DECISION: UPHOLDING FREE SPEECH OR DIMINISHING DEMOCRACY?

When: Thursday, September 6, 7-9 pm
Where: 182 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL (Citizen Advocacy Center)
RSVP: Phone 630-833-4080 or Email cac@citizenadvocacycenter.org
For more information: Email Robert Tracy at Elmhurst@MoveToAmend.org or 630.484.1555

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[PDI] Save the Date: Money in Politics Discussion

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> Subject: Save the Date: Money in Politics Discussion
> Date: August 14, 2012 1:15:38 PM CDT
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> The Expanding Role of Money in Politics
> A Moderated Discussion
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> The CITIZENS UNITED Decision:
> Upholding Free Speech
> or Diminishing Democracy?
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> What are the full implications of the ruling,
> and what can citizens do
> to help make Democracy healthier?
>
> Community lawyer Maryam Judar will moderate a non-partisan discussion about the expanding role of money in politics. Come and participate!
> Background to the Citizens United Decision
>
> EVENT DETAILS
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> Date:
> Thursday Sept. 6th
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> Time:
> 7:00 - 9:00 pm
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> Place:
> Citizen Advocacy Center
> 182 N. York St.
> Elmhurst, IL 60126
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> In 2010, the Supreme Court decided (5 to 4) Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission.
>
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