Friday, April 20, 2012

Queen of The Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? - Official Trailer [HD]

This is a very important issue and we need the bees to survive.  Bayer produces a pesticide that is killing the American bees called neonicotinoid pesticide clothianidin.  This is a new film, available for public screening.  You can host a screening in your town to spread the word regarding this issue.
Please click on the link below to view where to sign up for screening and sign a petition with over 1 million signatures but we need more in order to fight the government and the corporations money. 
Organic Consumers 

Investigation: Two Years After the BP Spill, A Hidden Health Crisis Festers | The Nation

Research support for this article was provided by The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation. Additional research by Lindsey Ingraham and Amit Shrivastava.
On March 3 Nicole Maurer learned of the proposed settlement between BP and hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents harmed by its 2010 oil spill, the largest in US history.

In her cramped but immaculate trailer on a muddy back road in the small town of Buras, Louisiana, Nicole tells me that the two years since the tragedy began on April 20, 2010, have been “a total nightmare” for her family. Not only has her husband William’s fishing income all but vanished along with the shrimp he used to catch but the entire family is plagued by persistent health problems.
For months following the onset of the disaster, she says, there was an oil smell outside their home and “a constant cloudiness, like a haze, but it wasn’t fog.” Her 6-year-old daughter Brooklyn’s asthma got worse, and she now has constant upper respiratory infections. “Once it goes away, it comes right back,” Nicole explains.
Before the spill, Elizabeth, 9, was her “well kid.” But now Elizabeth constantly suffers from rashes, allergies, inflamed sinuses, sore throat and an upset stomach.
Nicole stares at me and catches her breath; she apologizes for the tears that flow down her face. “It’s a touchy subject,” she says. “They are just tired. Tired of being sick.”
William worked from June to October 2010 as part of the Vessels of Opportunity program that paid the fishermen BP put out of business to use their boats to clean up its oil. William transported giant bags, called bladders, used to collect oil, to the shore. When he came home at night, says Nicole, his clothes “smelled oily.” Not only were his clothes blackened; so was William.
William’s symptoms began with coughing, then headaches and skin rashes, followed by vomiting and diarrhea. About three to six months later, he started bleeding from his ears and nose and suffering from a heavy cough.
“I ain’t got no money for a doctor,” William quietly tells me, staring down at his hands in his lap. Medicaid covers the kids, but Nicole and William do not have health insurance. “We didn’t know we were gonna get sick. Now I get sick, I stay sick. I don’t sleep. I stay stressed out more than anything. I got bags under my eyes I never had before. I just don’t know if I wanna show people who I am.”
Nicole is fairly confident that the settlement is not going to bring justice. So she wants just one thing: enough money to get her entire family out of the Gulf Coast for good.

For the complete article:
Investigation: Two Years After the BP Spill, A Hidden Health Crisis Festers | The Nation

Thursday, April 19, 2012

CISPA Supporters List

19 April 2012
I am scared and this is the moment of truth, the American future and the death of the Forth Amendment and here is why.

The political firepower that the proposed CISPA bill has in congress is strong and has a ton of money backing it up.  I have provided by courtesy of digital trends, a list of CISPA supporters.  From this list, you will see the power that is behind the bill and how difficult it will be for the American people to help to stop it from passing.  These companies have voiced their direct support for CISPA or indirect support through the direct support of a trade group.

Those on the CISPA camp say, "Don't worry. Trust us."  But we don't and shouldn't.  Simple trust should not be a factor, while this is an example of the government and corporations abusing power to derail individuals.  How can we put our civil liberties in the hands of those who could justify anything that they please?

    * AT&T
    * Boeing
    * BSA
    * Business Roundtable
          o A.O. Smith
          o ABB Inc. USA
          o Abbott
          o Accenture pic
          o ACE Limited
          o AES
          o Aetena, Inc.
          o AGCO
          o AK Steel
          o Alcoa Inc.
          o Allstate
          o Altec, Inc.
          o American Electric Power Company, Inc.
          o American Express
          o Amerigroup
          o Ameriprise Financial
          o Amgen, Inc.
          o Anadarko Petroleum
          o Apache Corp.
          o Arch Coal, Inc.
          o AT&T
          o Automatic Data Processing
          o Avery Dennison
          o Avis Budget Group
          o Ball Corp.
          o Bank of America
          o Barclays PLC
          o Bausch + Lomb
          o Bayer AG
          o Bechtel Group, Inc.
          o BlackRock, Inc.
          o Blackstone Group
          o BNSF Railway
          o Boeing
          o BorgWarner, Inc.
          o C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
          o CA Technologies
          o Caesars Entertainment
          o Campbell Soup Company
          o Cardinal Health, Inc.
          o Case New Holland Inc.
          o Caterpillar Inc.
          o CBRE Group, Inc.
          o CF Industries
          o CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.
          o Charles Shwab
          o Chesapeake Energy
          o Chevron
          o Chrysler Group LLC
          o CIGNA
          o Cisco Systems, Inc.
          o Citigroup, Inc.
          o Coca-Cola
          o Cognizant Technology Solutions
          o Comcast
          o Computer Sciences Corporation
          o ConocoPhillips
          o Convergys Corporation
          o Cooper Industries PLC
          o Corning Inc.
          o Covidien pic
          o Crane Co.
          o CSX
          o Cummins Inc.
          o CVS Caremark
          o Danaher Corp.
          o Darden Restaruants, Inc.
          o DaVita Inc.
          o Deere & Company
          o Dell
          o Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
          o DIRECTV
          o Dominion Resources
          o Dow Chemical
          o Duke Energy
          o DuPont
          o Eastman Chemical
          o Eaton Corp.
          o Edison International
          o Eli Lilly and Company
          o EMC Corp.
          o Ernst & Young
          o Exelis Inc.
          o Express Scripts
          o Exxon Mobil
          o FedEx
          o First Solar, Inc.
          o Fluor Corp.
          o FMC Corp.
          o Ford Motor Company
          o Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
          o Frontier Communications
          o Gannet Co., Inc.
          o General Electric
          o General Mills
          o General Motors
          o Goldman Sachs Group
          o Goodrich
          o Grainger
          o Hanes Brands Inc.
          o Harman International Industries
          o Harris Corp.
          o Hartford Financial Services Group
          o Hasbro, Inc.
          o Hertz
          o Hess Corp.
          o Honeywell International, Inc.
          o HSBC – North America
          o Humana Inc.
          o INgersol-Rand PLC
          o Intel
          o IBM
          o International Paper Company
          o Interpublic Group
          o ITC Holdings
          o ITT Corp.
          o Johnson & Johnson
          o Johnson Controls, Inc.
          o JPMorgan Chase
          o Kelly Services, Inc.
          o Kindred Healthcare
          o KPMG LLP
          o Liberty Mutual
          o Liz Claiborne
          o Macy’s
          o Marathon Oil
          o MassMutual Financial
          o MasterCard
          o McDermott International
          o McGraw-Hill
          o McKesson Corp.
          o Medtronic, Inc.
          o Merck & Co., Inc.
          o Meredith Corp.
          o Meritor, Inc.
          o MetLife, Inc.
          o Microsoft
          o Motorola Mobility
          o Motorola Solutions
          o NASDAQ OMX
          o National Gypsum Company
          o Navistar
          o New York Life Insurance
          o NextEra Energy
          o Norfolk Southern Corp.
          o Northrop Grumman Corp.
          o Nucor Corp.
          o Ownes Corning
          o Peabody Energy Corp.
          o PepsiCo
          o Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.
          o Pfizer
          o Praxair, Inc.
          o PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
          o Principal Financial Group
          o Proctor & Gamble
          o Prudential Financial
          o Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.
          o Qualcomm
          o R.R. Donnelley & Sons
          o Realogy Corp.
          o Rockwell Automation, Inc
          o Rockwell Collins, Inc.
          o Ryder Systems, Inc.
          o Sanofi-Aventis
          o SAP
          o SAS Institute Inc.
          o Sealed Air Corp.
          o Shell Oil Company
          o Siemens
          o Simon Property Group, Inc.
          o Southern Company
          o Stanley Black & Decker
          o State Farm
          o Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
          o SunGuard
          o Target
          o Telephone and Data Systems
          o Tenet Healthcare Corp.
          o Tenneco, Inc.
          o Texas Instruments
          o Textron Inc.
          o The Brink’s Company
          o Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
          o Time Warner Cable
          o Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P.
          o Travelers Companies
          o Tyco International
          o Union Pacific Corp.
          o UPS
          o United Technologies Corp.
          o UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
          o Universal Health Services, Inc.
          o Verizon
          o Viacom
          o Visa
          o Wal-Mart
          o WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
          o WellPoint, Inc.
          o WESCO International, Inc.
          o Western & Southern Financial Group
          o Weyerhaeuser Company
          o Whirlpool Corp.
          o Williams Companies
          o Windstream Corp.
          o WL Ross & Co. LLC
          o World Fuel Services Corp.
          o Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
          o Xerox
          o Yahoo!
    * CSC
    * CTIA – The Wireless Association
          o Allied Wireless Communications Corporation
          o Aloha Partners II, L.P.
          o AT&T
          o Barat Wireless, L.P.
          o Bluegrass Cellular, Inc.
          o Carolina West Wireless
          o Cavalier Wireless, LLC
          o Cellcom
          o Cellular Properties Inc, dba Cellular One
          o Clearwire Corporation
          o Cox Communications, Inc
          o DoCoMo Pacific, Inc.
          o East Kentucky Network LLC dba Appalachian Wireless
          o GCI Communication Corp.
          o GreatCall, Inc.
          o Leap Wireless
          o LightSquared
          o Mohave Wireless
          o MTA Wireless
          o MTS Communications, Inc.
          o Nex-Tech Wireless
          o NTELOS, Inc.
          o Pioneer/Enid Cellular
          o Smith Bagley, Inc. DBA Cellular One of N.E. AZ
          o SouthernLINC Wireless
          o SpectrumCo, LLC
          o Sprint Nextel Corporation
          o Stelera Wireless, L.L.C.
          o TerreStar Network Services, Inc
          o T-Mobile USA
          o TracFone Wireless, Inc
          o U.S. Cellular
          o Union Telephone Company
          o Verizon Wireless
          o Vitelcom Cellular, Inc. d/b/a Innovative Wireless
          o Westlink Communications, Inc.
          o 3Cinteractive
          o Access Telecom, Inc.
          o AirCell, Inc.
          o Alcatel-Lucent
          o AMGOO
          o Anritsu Company
          o AnyDATA, Inc
          o Apple Inc
          o Assurant Solutions
          o Asurion
          o BilltoMobile
          o BlueAnt Wireless
          o Bluetest AB
          o Bravo Tech Inc.
          o Brightstar Corporation
          o Bytemobile, Inc.
          o CBS Interactive
          o Cequint, Inc.
          o Cibernet
          o Cisco, Inc.
          o ClearSky Technologies, Inc.
          o CNN Mobile
          o DBSD North America, Inc.
          o Disney Mobile
          o EMC Test Systems, L.P., (ETS-Lindgren)
          o Ericsson, Inc.
          o eSecuritel Holdings, LLC
          o FiberTower Corporation
          o Finsphere Corporation
          o Frontline Test Equipment
          o Garmin
          o GOGII, Inc.
          o Good Technology
          o Google Inc
          o GroupMe, Inc.
          o Harris Information Technology Services
          o HEAD acoustics GmbH
          o HTC America, Inc.
          o Huawei Technologies USA Inc
          o HyperCube LLC
          o IDI Billing Solutions
          o Inmar
          o Inteliquent
          o Interop Technologies
          o Intrado, Inc
          o Intuit
          o kgb
          o Kore Telematics Inc.
          o LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.
          o LOC-AID Technologies, Inc
          o M Seven System
          o Major League Baseball, Advanced Media, L.P.
          o MapInfo Corporation
          o Medio Systems, Inc
          o MI Technologies
          o Microsemi Corporation
          o Microsoft Corporation
          o Mobile Messenger
          o Mobile Posse, Inc.
          o Motorola Mobility, Inc.
          o Motricity
          o Movius Interactive Corporation
          o National Analysis Center, Inc
          o NBCUniversal Digital Networks
          o NeuStar, Inc.
          o NextG Networks, Inc
          o Nokia, Inc.
          o Numerex Corp
          o OnStar
          o OpenMarket
          o Openwave Systems
          o Opticon, Inc.
          o Panasonic Solutions Company
          o Paratek Microwave, Inc.
          o PaymentOne Corporation
          o PCTest Engineering
          o Personal Communications Devices, LLC (PCD)
          o Petra Industries, Inc.
          o Plantronics Inc
          o Plum Mobile
          o PPC
          o Qualcomm, Inc.
          o Quality One Wireless, LLC
          o QuickPlay Media Inc.
          o RealNetworks
          o Recellular, Inc.
          o RemoteMDx Inc.
          o Research In Motion
          o Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P.
          o Sasken Communication Technologies Limited
          o SEQUANS Communication
          o SGS US Testing Company, Inc.
          o Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
          o Smartcomm LLC
          o SMC Networks Inc.
          o Smith Micro Software, Inc.
          o Snackable Media
          o Southwire Company
          o StreamWIDE, Inc.
          o Sybase, Inc
          o Syniverse Technologies
          o Taqua, LLC
          o TARGUSinfo
          o TeleCommunication Systems, Inc
          o Telefonica Internacional USA, Inc.
          o The Howland Company, Inc
          o The NPD Group
          o The Weather Channel
          o Transaction Network Services
          o Tri-L Solutions, Inc.
          o TSB PLUS DEAL, Corp d/b/a EYO AMERICA
          o Vibes Media
          o WMC Global
          o Zipwhip, Inc.
          o Zong, Inc
          o Zoove Corp.
          o 7 layers
          o AccuWeather, Inc.
          o Agilent Technologies
          o Alaska Communications Systems
          o American Roamer Company, Inc.
          o AT4 Wireless
          o ATC Logistics & Electronics
          o Audience, Inc.
          o Azimuth Systems, Inc
          o Bechtel Telecommunications
          o BeQuick Software
          o Bloomberg Government
          o Bluetooth SIG
          o Boingo Wireless, Inc.
          o Boku, Inc.
          o BOX
          o Bragg Communications DBA Eastlink Wireless
          o Brightpoint, Inc.
          o Broadcom Corporation
          o Bureau Veritas ADT
          o Capital Telecom, LLC
          o Caterpillar
          o CDMA Development Group
          o Cenoplex, Inc.
          o CETECOM
          o CExchange, LLC
          o China Telecommunication Technology Labs (CTTL)          
          o Ciena Corporation
          o Cloudmark, Inc.
          o Commscope
          o Compliance Certification Services
          o comScore
          o ComSource, Inc
          o Corning Cable Systems
          o CT Miami LLC
          o CWG LLC (Communications Wireless Group)
          o Dell Inc.
          o Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
          o Dolby
          o Elektrobit System Test Ltd.
          o ETAK Systems, Inc.
          o Fibrebond Corporation
          o Ford Motor Company
          o GENERAC Power Systems, Inc.
          o GetJar
          o Hyper Taiwan Technology, Inc.
          o Incipio
          o Ingram Micro
          o Intec Billing Inc.
          o Intel Corporation
          o Intertek
          o iQmetrix
          o Jumptap, Inc.
          o Juniper Networks
          o Kathrein Inc. Scala Division
          o KGP Logistics
          o Kyocera Communications, Inc.
          o Lenco Mobile Inc.
          o Lenovo Inc.
          o Malsha LLC
          o Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
          o mBlox, Inc.
          o Metrico Wireless
          o Millennial Media
          o Mobileistic
          o MobiTV, Inc
          o Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
          o National Electronics
          o NEC Corporation of America
          o New Retail Solutions
          o NEXPRO International, LLC
          o Novatel Wireless
          o NTT DoCoMo USA, Inc.
          o Offwire
          o Omnilert, LLC
          o Oracle Corporation
          o Palm, Inc
          o Plateau Telecommunications
          o Powermat
          o Protect Cell
          o Qmadix
          o Qualcomm Q-Lab
          o Radio Frequency Systems
          o RBC Capital Markets, LLC
          o Rohde & Schwarz
          o Sabre Industries, Inc.
          o SATIMO
          o SETAR-Servicio Di Telecomunicacion
          o Sierra Wireless
          o Simplexity LLC
          o Smart Synch
          o Sony Corporation of America
          o SPEAG (Schmid & Partner Eng. AG)
          o Spirent Communications
          o Sporton International Inc.
          o Stargreetz
          o Strategy Analytics, Inc.
          o Superior Communications
          o Symantec Corporation
          o Synchronoss Technologies
          o Talley, Inc
          o TCT Mobile Inc.
          o TECORE, Inc.
          o TEKELEC
          o Telecom Expert Group, LLC
          o Telecom. Metrology Center/Ministry of Information
          o Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)
          o TELUS Communications Company
          o Texas Instruments, Inc.
          o The Management Network Group, Inc. (TMNG)
          o The Washington Post
          o TUV Rheinland Group
          o Twilio, Inc.
          o Unnecto/Parktel USA
          o Valor Communication Inc.
          o Ventus
          o VoltDelta/LSSi
          o W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
          o Wiley Rein LLP
          o Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
          o Wireless One, Inc.
          o Xentris, LLC
          o ZAGG Inc.
          o ZTE Corporation
    * Cyber, Space & Intelligence Association – Ed. Note: There is no information about this organization, what it is, what it does, or who its members are. We are looking into the matter further.
    * Edison Electric
    * EMC
    * Exelon
    * Facebook
    * The Financial Services Roundtable
          o AEGON USA, Inc
          o Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.
          o Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America
          o Allstate
          o Ally Financial, Inc.
          o American Honda Finance Corp.
          o Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
          o Ares Capital Corp.
          o Associated Banc-Corp
          o Assurant, Inc.
          o Aviva USA
          o AXA Financial, Inc.
          o BankcorpSouth, Inc.
          o BancWest Corp.
          o Bank of America
          o Bank of Hawaii
          o The BNY Mellon Corp.
          o Barclays Capital, Inc.
          o BB&T Corp.
          o BBVA Compass
          o BlackRock, Inc.
          o BMO Financial Corp.
          o Brown & Brown Insurance
          o Capital One
          o Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.
          o Charles Schwab
          o The Chubb Corp.
          o CIT group, Inc.
          o Citigroup, Inc.
          o City National Corporation
          o Comerica Incorporated
          o Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
          o Discover Financial Services
          o Edward Jones
          o E*Trade
          o Fidelity Investments
          o Fifth Third Bankcorp
          o First Horizon National Corp.
          o First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
          o Ford Motor Credit Company
          o Fulton Financial Corp.
          o General Electric
          o Genworth Financial
          o Hancock Holding Company
          o The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
          o The Hartford
          o HSBC North America
          o Huntington Bancshares, Inc.
          o ING
          o John Deere Financial Serivces
          o Jon Hancock Financial Services
          o JPMorgan Chase & Co.
          o KeyCorp
          o Liberty Mutual
          o Lincoln National Corp.
          o LPL Financial
          o M&T Bank
          o MasterCard
          o Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.
          o Nationwide
          o New York Life Insurance Co.
          o People’s United Bank
          o The PMI Group, Inc.
          o The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
          o Popular, Inc.
          o Principal Financial Group
          o The Private Bank
          o Protective Life Corp.
          o Prudential Financial Inc.
          o Putnam Investments
          o Raymond James Financial, Inc.
          o RBC Bank, USA
          o RBS Americas
          o Regions Financial Corporation
          o RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
          o Sallie Mae, Inc
          o Sovereign
          o State Farm Insurance
          o State Street Corp.
          o SunTrust Banks, Inc.
          o Swiss Reinsurance America Corp.
          o Synovus
          o TD Bank
          o Toyota Motor Credit Corp.
          o Trustmark Corp.
          o TSYS
          o UnionBanCal Corp.
          o United Bankshares, Inc.
          o Unum
          o U.S. Bancorp
          o Visa
          o Webster Financial Corp.
          o Wells Fargo & Copmany
          o Western & Southern Financial Group
          o Zions Bancorporation
    * IBM
    * Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance
          o CenturyLink
          o Cincinnati Bell
          o Comporium Communications
          o Consolidated Communications
          o FairPoint Communications
          o Hargray Communications
          o HickoryTech Communications
          o SureWest Communications
          o TDS Telecom
    * Information Technology Industry Council
          o Accenture
          o Adobe
          o Agilent Technologies
          o Alcatel Lucent
          o Altera
          o AMD
          o Aol
          o APC
          o Apple
          o Applied Materials
          o Autodesk
          o Broadcom
          o CA Technologies
          o Canon
          o Cisco
          o Cognizant
          o Corning
          o Dell
          o Kodak
          o eBay
          o EMC2
          o Ericsson
          o Fujitsu
          o Google
          o HP
          o IBM
          o Intel
          o Intuit
          o Lenovo
          o Lexmark
          o Micron
          o Microsoft
          o Motorola
          o NCR
          o Nokia
          o Oracle
          o Panasonic
          o Qualcomm
          o Ricoh
          o RIM
          o SAP
          o Sony
          o Symantec
          o Synopsys
          o Teradata
          o Texas Instruments
          o VeriSign
          o VMWare
    * Intel
    * Internet Security Alliance
          o AVG
          o BNY Mellon
          o Boeing
          o Carnegie Mellon University-CyLab
          o Dell
          o Direct Computer Resources
          o Lockheed Martin
          o National Association of Manufacturers
          o NJVC
          o Northrop Grumman
          o Raytheon
          o SAIC
          o Symantec
          o VeriSign
          o Verizon
          o USAA
          o Zurich North America
          o Computer Sciences Corps. (CSC)
          o GovDelivery
          o Infineon Technologies North America
          o Intuit
          o L-3 Communications
          o Qualcomm
          o Reed Elsevier
          o Phillips Nizer, LLP
          o Chartis Insurance
          o Mitsubishi
          o Palindrome Technologies
          o Power & Telephone Supply Co.
          o Salare Security, LLC
          o Sentar, Inc.
          o TASC
          o The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
          o Wipro Technologies, Inc.
    * Lockheed Martin
    * Microsoft
    * National Cable & Telecommunications Association
          o A+E Networks
          o ActiveVideo Networks, Inc.
          o Acumen Solutions, Inc.
          o Advance/Newhouse Communications
          o Advanced Digital Broadcast, Inc. (ADB, Inc.)
          o Africa Channel
          o Alcatel-Lucent
          o Alticast, Inc.
          o AMC Networks Inc.
          o ARRIS
          o Aurora Networks, Inc.
          o Azar Computer Software Services, Inc.
          o BCM
          o Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
          o Beechwoods Software, Inc.
          o BelAir Networks
          o BendBroadband
          o BET Networks
          o BigBand Networks, Inc.
          o BlackArrow, Inc.
          o Blonder-Tongue Labs, Inc.
          o BlueHighways TV
          o Bond & Pecaro
          o Bonneville Distribution
          o Bortz Media & Sports Group, Inc.
          o Brigade Capital Management LLC
          o Broadlogic Network Technologies Inc.
          o Broken Bow TV
          o Cablevision Systems Corp.
          o Carlsen Resources, Inc.
          o Casa Systems
          o Castalia Communications Corp.
          o CatholicTV
          o CEA Associates, LLC
          o Charter Communications
          o CHR Solutions
          o Cim-Tel Cable, Inc.
          o Cisco Systems
          o Clear Creek Mutual Telephone
          o Clearleap, Inc.
          o CLIINTEL
          o Coaxial Cable TV Corp.
          o Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
          o Colton Cable TV & Telephone Co
          o Comcast Corporation
          o Comcast Programming
          o Com-Link, Inc.
          o CommScope, Inc.
          o Conax As
          o Consolidated Cable Solutions
          o Convergys
          o Cox Communications, Inc.
          o C-SPAN
          o Current TV
          o Cycle30, Inc.
          o Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
          o Discovery Communications, Inc.
          o Disney Media Networks
          o Dow Lohnes, PLLC
          o Duff & Phelps, LLC
          o Eagle Cablevision, Inc.
          o Eagle Communications
          o EATEL Corp.
          o Ebru TV
          o EchoStar Technologies, L.L.C.
          o Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP
          o Ensequence, Inc.
          o Entone, Inc.
          o Entropic Communications, Inc.
          o Ericsson
          o ESRI
          o Euronews
          o EWTN Global Catholic Network
          o FamilyNet, Inc.
          o Fox Networks Group
          o France 24
          o Front Porch Inc.
          o Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
          o Game Show Network (GSN)
          o GCI Cable Inc.
          o Goltv, Inc.
          o Gospel Music Channel
          o Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc.
          o Hallmark Channel (Crown Media Holdings)
          o Hamilton County Cable TV Inc.
          o HDNet, LLC
          o Hearst Corporation
          o Hogan Lovells US LLP
          o Home Box Office (HBO)
          o Home Shopping Network
          o Hood Canal Cablevision
          o Horror Entertainment, LLC dba FEARnet
          o Inc.
          o HRTV: HorseRacing TV
          o Huawei Technologies USA
          o icueTv, Inc.
          o Imagine Communications
          o iN DEMAND
          o InfoSpace, Inc.
          o Infosys Technologies Limited
          o Insight Communications, Inc.
          o Inspiration Networks (INSP)
          o Integrated BroadBand Services, LLC
          o Intraway Corporation S.R.L.
          o ION Media Networks
          o itaas, Inc
          o Juniper Networks
          o Karmaloop TV
          o Keene Valley Video, Inc.
          o Kennedy Network Services, Inc.
          o KPMG
          o Lifetime Entertainment Services
          o Lode Data Corporation
          o Massillon Cable TV
          o Mav’rick Entertainment Network, Inc.
          o McGuire Wood LLP
          o Mediacom Communications Corporation
          o METASWITCH
          o MGM HD
          o Midcontinent Communications
          o Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
          o Mixed Signals, Inc.
          o Momentum Telecom Wholesale
          o Motorola, Inc.
          o Moultrie Telecomm. Inc.
          o Mountain Zone TV
          o MTV Networks
          o NagraVision S.A.
          o NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.
          o National Geographic Channel (NGC)
          o NBC Universal
          o NDS Americas Inc.
          o Nelson County Cablevision Inc.
          o NEUSTAR, Inc.
          o NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc
          o New Visions Communications, Inc.
          o One World Sports
          o Outdoor Channel
          o Ovation TV
          o Pace Micro Technology PLC
          o QVC, Inc.
          o Qwest Communications
          o Rasenberger Media LLC
          o RBC Daniels
          o RCH Cable
          o Red Bull Media House North America
          o ReelzChannel
          o Rentrak Corporation
          o Retirement Living TV, LLC
          o RFD TV
          o Rovi Corporation
          o Scripps Networks Interactive
          o SeaChange International
          o Service Electric Cablevision
          o SES World Skies
          o Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
          o Si’ TV
          o Sigma Systems
          o Silver Star Communications
          o Sjoberg’s, Inc
          o Smithsonian Networks
          o SomosTV LLC
          o Sony Movie Channel
          o Starz Entertainment Group
          o Strategy & Technology Ltd.
          o Suddenlink Communications
          o Synacor, Inc.
          o Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
          o TBN – Trinity Broadcasting Network
          o TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
          o Television Cable Co. of Andalusia
          o Tellabs, Inc.
          o TelVue Corporation
          o The eScapes Network LLC
          o The Sportsman Channel, Inc.
          o This Technology, Inc
          o Time Warner Cable
          o Times Fiber Communications, Inc.
          o TiVo, Inc.
          o TMNG Global
          o Toner Cable Equipment, Inc.
          o Turner Cable Networks
          o TV Guide Network Group
          o TV One
          o Universal Electronics, Inc.
          o Universal Remote Control, Inc.
          o Univision Communications Inc.
          o US Cable Corporation
          o Veria TV
          o Veronis Suhler Stevenson
          o Viacom/CBS
          o Viamedia
          o Visual Advertising Sales Technology
          o Vivicast Media, LLC
          o Vozzcom, Inc.
          o Waitsfield Cable Company
          o Waller Capital Corporation
          o Wealth TV
          o Weather Central, LLC
          o Weather Channel, Inc., The
          o White & Case LLP
          o WideOrbit Inc.
          o Wilson West Communications Inc.
          o Womble Carlyle Sandbridge & Rice
          o Worldcast
          o Youtoo TV
          o Zodiac Interactive
    * NDIA
    * Oracle
    * Symantec
    * TechAmerica: Full list not readily available
    * US Chamber of Commerce: Includes more than 3 million businesses
    * US Telecom – The Broadband Association: Full list not available
    * Verizon
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Activists sue Obama, others over National Defense Authorization Act

Funny, the headline says "Activist" when in fact they are journalists.  I was called an activist when I was "doing" war journalism.  Funny thing is that when we report the "truth" as journalists should do and no one want to hear it, our government does not want us to print it, we become "activists".  The scary thing is that when we are called "activists"  I am concerned that later, we will be called "propaganda terrorists" that can lead to our arrests.  All for the sake of civil justice.
Activists sue Obama, others over National Defense Authorization Act

Josh Fox Arressted while filming 2/1/12

Fox is making a sequel to his acclaimed 2010 documentary film Gasland, in which he revealed the scale of the contamination of ground water resulting from the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas from oil shale. At the hearing, where Fox was scheduled to film, the subcommittee was due to receive a December 2011 report from the Environmental Protection Agency that confirmed his findings.
“The right to inform and be informed, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution, was violated twice in this case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Firstly, Fox’s arrest and expulsion constituted a flagrant act of censorship that was all the more absurd as an official video recording of the hearing is available on the subcommittee’s website.

CISPA and Journalism

18 April 2012

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is a bill that would allow companies doing business in the US to collect records of American citizens online activities, worldwide.  This includes all American journalists, photographers, investigative journalists, news agencies, associations, You Tube and bloggers.  This is a bill in my opinion, is very serious indeed. 

It was developed to help stop "cybersecurity threats" and for "cybersecurity purposes"  The bill is weak in definition, and it does not narrow the categories that the companies are to report to the American government.  This leaves the door open to any kind of interpretation, censor any speech that a company believes could "downgrade the network."  It is supposed to "protect theft or misappropriation of private or government information."  This includes intellectual property.  This gives a powerful weapon to close websites that provide important information to the American public and to the world.  The New York Times, could face problems with this bill because they published information from WikiLeaks.  They could censor international sites from American view who has information that the government does not want the American people to know about.

It reminds me of the European history pre-WWII, or the American Japanese scare and arrests on American soil.  I don't want to be forced to "wear a star" so others can identity me as a "cyber terrorist", or a "propaganda terrorists", (a new term that I read about lately, more on that later) and an American enemy, because I am writing this article.  As far as I am concerned this is the next step towards Fascism, by controlling the people, controlling the media and inserting fear that you may just get arrested the next time you cross over into American borders. 

How does the CISPA effect journalists? 
The bill disregards our Fourth Amendment rights as they apply to journalists and documentary filmmakers working on subject matter related to US military operations, foreign policy and other subjects that the Homeland Security finds offensive. 

Wait, what does homeland security have to do with CISPA the "internet eye in the sky?"  It has everything to do with it, when a person writes "keywords" that are a concern to American homeland security, that person is added to a "Homeland Security watch list" and if that person is researching, investigating, photographing, filmmaking on any of these subjects, then they will be added onto this list.  When someone is on the list, then the government, Homeland Security will have the right to arrest, question, or detain that person without any explanation, rights to make a phone call, for any amount of time and without any legal representation.  Now that is a hard call and a scary one.

The fourth amendment reads: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Is not the passing of CISPA creating the legal ability for the government (what ever branch) to follow citizens actions, opinions, online published papers, published articles, images, or emails and conversations using the written word or even voiced such as on Skype or Google, against the fourth amendment?  This action will Kill the Forth Amendment. 

In the end, it boils down to who is reading the key words and what kind of mood they are in that day if they report you or not. If anyone in the corporation feels that the citizen in this case, journalist, is approaching information that concerns the said "national interest, sensitive, secret or protected from disclosure then that information," journalist will be considered a "threat".  Remember it is the government or "homeland security" that can distinguish which materials are public or protected from disclosure not the companies.

CISPA puts the companies into the position of becoming "informers" with the promise of shielding them from any legal responsibility.  The government and these companies, (see supporters of CISPA list) tell the citizens that the law protects the populations and tech companies from cyber attacks.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers"

That freedom was suppressed in Germany by President Paul Von Hindenburg, as Adolf Hitler was coming into power.  Hitler suppressed press freedom through the Joseph Goebbels' Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda where which the government acted as a central point for all media, issuing orders as to what stories could or could not be told. In this way, important realities were kept from the citizens and the journalists did not have a choice to take action in fear of execution. 

This bill instills increased fear among the American people.  I always hear people say, "Well, I'm not doing anything wrong, they can do what they want.  I have nothing to hide."  Wait a minute, does this mean because you are a "good person" that you will watch our civil rights drift away?  What happens when you become really angry about what can most likely happen in America's future when our freedoms are really gone and you want to say something or do something about it, like create a petition?  If the CISPA bill passes, you will be faced with the fear regarding, your postings on Facebook, web searches, sending emails, writing blog posts, any communication online...for fear that someone could "come knocking" on your door.  This has already happened to over 50,000 American citizens, and some of them have quietly been deported.

If "they" don't like what you are doing, they will have the right to: shut you down, your website, your blog, your business, and your existence.

Reporters Without Borders put it this way, "The definition of potential threats is even broader. It targets ‘‘efforts to degrade, disrupt, or destroy” a system or network, the “theft or misappropriation of private or government information, intellectual property, or personally identifiable information”.  CISPA in its current form is written in broad scope.  The information that the companies share is not narrow and limited.  Information sharing should be about increasing Internet users' security, not government surveillance.

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Stop The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

18 April 2012
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would allow companies doing business in the US to collect exact records of all of our online activities and hand them over to the US government, without ever notifying us that we are being watched. No warrant, no legal cause and no due process required. To make matters worse, the bill provides the government and corporations with blanket immunity to protect them from being sued for violation of privacy and other illegal actions.

The bill’s supporters claim that consumer information will be protected, but the reality is that huge loopholes would make everything we do online fair game -- and nowadays, from banking to shopping, our private information is all stored on the Internet.

CISPA is being moved forward in Congress and will be voted upon in days. Let’s raise a massive outcry to stop corporations from giving the US a blank check to monitor our every move.

Right now, the US is poised to pass a new law that would permit US agents to spy on almost everything we do online. But we can stop them before the final vote.

Companies that we trust with our personal information, like Microsoft and Facebook, are key supporters of this bill that lets corporations share all user activity and content with US government agents without needing a warrant in the name of cyber-security -- nullifying privacy guarantees for almost everyone around the world, no matter where we live and surf online.

If enough of us speak out, we can stop companies that profit from our business from supporting cyber-spying. Sign the petition to these key net corporations now:

Click below to take action:

This year, we helped stop SOPA, PIPA and ACTA -- all dire threats to the Internet. Now, let’s block CISPA and end the US government attack on our Internet.
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