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Congress Passes Bill Which Grants “Unlimited Access to Communications of American”

Posted by Anonymous on December 11, 2014

According to Congressman Justin Amash, Congress just passed a bill which grants the government and law enforcement “unlimited access to the communications of every American”.

When the Michigan lawmaker discovered that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 had been amended with a provision that authorizes “the acquisition, retention, and dissemination” of all communications data from U.S. citizens, he desperately attempted to organize a roll call vote on the bill.

However, the legislation was passed yesterday 325-100 via a voice vote, a green light for what Amash describes as “one of the most egregious sections of law I’ve encountered during my time as a representative”.

The bill allows the private communications of Americans to be scooped up without a court order and then transferred to law enforcement for criminal investigations.

The legislation effectively codifies and legalizes mass warrantless NSA surveillance on the American people, with barely a whimper of debate.

Read the full text of Congressman Amash’s letter below, which was sent out before the bill was passed.

*********************

Dear Colleague:

The intelligence reauthorization bill, which the House will vote on today, contains a troubling new provision that for the first time statutorily authorizes spying on U.S. citizens without legal process.

Last night, the Senate passed an amended version of the intelligence reauthorization bill with a new Sec. 309 – one the House never has considered. Sec. 309 authorizes “the acquisition, retention, and dissemination” of nonpublic communications, including those to and from U.S. persons. The section contemplates that those private communications of Americans, obtained without a court order, may be transferred to domestic law enforcement for criminal investigations.

To be clear, Sec. 309 provides the first statutory authority for the acquisition, retention, and dissemination of U.S. persons’ private communications obtained without legal process such as a court order or a subpoena. The administration currently may conduct such surveillance under a claim of executive authority, such as E.O. 12333. However, Congress never has approved of using executive authority in that way to capture and use Americans’ private telephone records, electronic communications, or cloud data.

Supporters of Sec. 309 claim that the provision actually reins in the executive branch’s power to retain Americans’ private communications. It is true that Sec. 309 includes exceedingly weak limits on the executive’s retention of Americans’ communications. With many exceptions, the provision requires the executive to dispose of Americans’ communications within five years of acquiring them – although, as HPSCI admits, the executive branch already follows procedures along these lines.

In exchange for the data retention requirements that the executive already follows, Sec. 309 provides a novel statutory basis for the executive branch’s capture and use of Americans’ private communications. The Senate inserted the provision into the intelligence reauthorization bill late last night. That is no way for Congress to address the sensitive, private information of our constituents – especially when we are asked to expand our government’s surveillance powers.

I urge you to join me in voting “no” on H.R. 4681, the intelligence reauthorization bill, when it comes before the House today.

/s/

Justin Amash
Member of Congress

Welcome to Chinamerica. Listening to a former head of the NSA, a big problem is that they can and do manufacture and insert false incriminating information into anyone’s record that they want to attack.

The end of privacy is the end of democracy.

Why? Because criminals in government can use this power to make it a crime to have knowledge of their crimes. In other words, this is a license to kill, steal from, or frame any American for those few government elite with the keys to this atomic bomb of electronic information gathering.

Don’t let this stand. Take your damn country back and let’s have a democracy once again. Here is the full text, for those of you who can read. Emphasis added below is mine.

SEC. 309. PROCEDURES FOR THE RETENTION OF INCIDENTALLY ACQUIRED 
              COMMUNICATIONS.
(1) Covered communication.--The term ``covered communication'' 
means any nonpublic telephone or electronic communication acquired 
without the consent of a person who is a party to the communication, 
including communications in electronic storage.
... 
The procedures required by paragraph (1) shall apply to
 any intelligence collection activity not otherwise authorized by court order 
(including an order or certification issued by a court 
established under subsection (a) or (b) of section 103 of the 
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1803)), 
subpoena, or similar legal process that is reasonably 
anticipated to result in the acquisition of a covered 
communication to or from a United States person and shall 
permit the acquisition, retention, and dissemination of 
covered communications subject to the limitation in 
subparagraph (B).

Full text: 
https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/4681/text

Why the hell are Americans so stupid and apathetic? Did they stop teaching history in our schools? Do we not all realize that it is our personal responsibility as citizens to watch for and stop government corruption? The government “solution” to illegal spying by the NSA as revealed by inside whistle-blowers was to change the law to make it legal? WTH?? Well, they can’t do this without being traitors because they swore an oath to uphold the US Constitution. Our electronic data is part of our “effects” protected against unreasonable search without probable cause:

Amendment IV
(Privacy of the Person and Possessions)
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.

Get out your pitchforks and march! Who voted for this? Here’s who, everyone on this list who voted ‘Yea’ should be fired:

MA 7 Not Voting Michael Capuano Democrat
TX 4 Not Voting Ralph Hall Republican
CA 31 Not Voting Gary Miller Republican
FL 1 Not Voting Jeff Miller Republican
WA 9 Not Voting Adam Smith Democrat
CA 45 Not Voting John Campbell III Republican
OR 5 Not Voting Kurt Schrader Democrat
CA 35 Not Voting Gloria Negrete McLeod Democrat
IL 8 Not Voting Tammy Duckworth Democrat

AL 4 Yea Robert Aderholt Republican
AL 6 Yea Spencer Bachus III Republican
TX 6 Yea Joe Barton Republican
CA 34 Yea Xavier Becerra Democrat
UT 1 Yea Rob Bishop Republican
GA 2 Yea Sanford Bishop Jr. Democrat
NY 1 Yea Timothy Bishop Democrat
TN 7 Yea Marsha Blackburn Republican
TX 8 Yea Kevin Brady Republican
PA 1 Yea Robert Brady Democrat
FL 5 Yea Corrine Brown Democrat
CA 42 Yea Ken Calvert Republican
MI 4 Yea Dave Camp Republican
WV 2 Yea Shelley Capito Republican
CA 24 Yea Lois Capps Democrat
TX 31 Yea John Carter Republican
OH 1 Yea Steve Chabot Republican
MO 1 Yea Lacy Clay Jr. Democrat
SC 6 Yea James'Jim' Clyburn Democrat
NC 6 Yea Howard Coble Republican
OK 4 Yea Tom Cole Republican
TN 5 Yea Jim Cooper Democrat
FL 4 Yea Ander Crenshaw Republican
NY 14 Yea Joseph Crowley Democrat
TX 7 Yea John Culberson Republican
IL 7 Yea Danny Davis Democrat
CA 53 Yea Susan Davis Democrat
CO 1 Yea Diana DeGette Democrat
CT 3 Yea Rosa DeLauro Democrat
FL 25 Yea Mario Diaz-Balart Republican
MI 12 Yea John Dingell Democrat
NY 16 Yea Eliot Engel Democrat
PA 2 Yea Chaka Fattah Democrat
VA 4 Yea Randy Forbes Republican
AZ 8 Yea Trent Franks Republican
NJ 11 Yea Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican
PA 6 Yea Jim Gerlach Republican
GA 11 Yea Phil Gingrey Republican
VA 6 Yea Bob Goodlatte Republican
TX 12 Yea Kay Granger Republican
MO 6 Yea Sam Graves Republican
TX 29 Yea Gene Green Democrat
WA 4 Yea Doc Hastings Republican
TX 5 Yea Jeb Hensarling Republican
TX 15 Yea Rubén Hinojosa Democrat
MD 5 Yea Steny Hoyer Democrat
NY 3 Yea Steve Israel Democrat
CA 49 Yea Darrell Issa Republican
TX 30 Yea Eddie Johnson Democrat
TX 3 Yea Sam Johnson Republican
WI 3 Yea Ron Kind Democrat
NY 2 Yea Peter 'Pete' King Republican
IA 4 Yea Steve King Republican
MN 2 Yea John Kline Republican
RI 2 Yea James 'Jim' Langevin Democrat
WA 2 Yea Rick Larsen Democrat
CT 1 Yea John Larson Democrat
IA 3 Yea Tom Latham Republican
MI 9 Yea Sander Levin Democrat
NJ 2 Yea Frank LoBiondo Republican
NY 17 Yea Nita Lowey Democrat
OK 3 Yea Frank Lucas Republican
MA 8 Yea Stephen Lynch Democrat
NY 12 Yea Carolyn Maloney Democrat
UT 4 Yea Jim Matheson Democrat
NY 4 Yea Carolyn McCarthy Democrat
NC 7 Yea Mike McIntyre Democrat
CA 25 Yea Howard 'Buck' McKeon Republican
NY 5 Yea Gregory Meeks Democrat
ME 2 Yea Michael Michaud Democrat
MI 10 Yea Candice Miller Republican
CA 11 Yea George Miller Democrat
VA 8 Yea James 'Jim' Moran Jr. Democrat
PA 18 Yea Tim Murphy Republican
CA 32 Yea Grace Napolitano Democrat
MA 1 Yea Richard Neal Democrat
CA 22 Yea Devin Nunes Republican
NJ 9 Yea Bill Pascrell Jr. Democrat
AZ 7 Yea Ed Pastor Democrat
NM 2 Yea Stevan 'Steve' Pearce Republican
CA 12 Yea Nancy Pelosi Democrat
MN 7 Yea Collin Peterson Democrat
WI 6 Yea Thomas 'Tom' Petri Republican
PA 16 Yea Joseph Pitts Republican
NC 4 Yea David Price Democrat
WV 3 Yea Nick Rahall II Democrat
KY 5 Yea Harold 'Hal' Rogers Republican
AL 3 Yea Mike Rogers Republican
MI 8 Yea Mike Rogers Republican
FL 27 Yea Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican
CA 40 Yea Lucille Roybal-Allard Democrat
CA 39 Yea Edward 'Ed' Royce Republican
MD 2 Yea A. Dutch Ruppersberger Democrat
IL 1 Yea Bobby Rush Democrat
WI 1 Yea Paul Ryan Republican
OH 13 Yea Tim Ryan Democrat
CA 38 Yea Linda Sánchez Democrat
CA 46 Yea Loretta Sanchez Democrat
CA 28 Yea Adam Schiff Democrat
GA 13 Yea David Scott Democrat
VA 3 Yea Robert 'Bobby' Scott Democrat
TX 32 Yea Pete Sessions Republican
CA 30 Yea Brad Sherman Democrat
IL 15 Yea John Shimkus Republican
ID 2 Yea Michael 'Mike' Simpson Republican
NY 25 Yea Louise Slaughter Democrat
NJ 4 Yea Christopher 'Chris' Smith Republican
TX 21 Yea Lamar Smith Republican
NE 2 Yea Lee Terry Republican
MS 2 Yea Bennie Thompson Democrat
CA 5 Yea Mike Thompson Democrat
TX 13 Yea Mac Thornberry Republican
OH 12 Yea Patrick 'Pat' Tiberi Republican
OH 10 Yea Michael Turner Republican
MI 6 Yea Fred Upton Republican
MD 8 Yea Chris Van Hollen Jr. Democrat
IN 1 Yea Peter Visclosky Democrat
OR 2 Yea Greg Walden Republican
CA 33 Yea Henry Waxman Democrat
KY 1 Yea Ed Whitfield Republican
SC 2 Yea Joe Wilson Republican
VA 10 Yea Frank Wolf Republican
AK 0 Yea Don Young Republican
TX 19 Yea Randy Neugebauer Republican
NC 1 Yea George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr. Democrat
CA 16 Yea Jim Costa Democrat
FL 23 Yea Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democrat
GA 6 Yea Tom Price Republican
GA 3 Yea Lynn Westmoreland Republican
GA 12 Yea John Barrow Democrat
IL 3 Yea Daniel Lipinski Democrat
LA 3 Yea Charles Boustany Jr. Republican
MO 5 Yea Emanuel Cleaver II Democrat
NE 1 Yea Jeff Fortenberry Republican
NY 26 Yea Brian Higgins Democrat
NC 5 Yea Virginia Foxx Republican
NC 10 Yea Patrick McHenry Republican
PA 8 Yea Michael Fitzpatrick Republican
PA 13 Yea Allyson Schwartz Democrat
PA 15 Yea Charles Dent Republican
TX 9 Yea Al Green Democrat
TX 10 Yea Michael McCaul Republican
TX 11 Yea Michael Conaway Republican
TX 24 Yea Kenny Marchant Republican
TX 28 Yea Henry Cuellar Democrat
WA 5 Yea Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican
WA 8 Yea David Reichert Republican
MN 8 Yea Richard Nolan Democrat
PA 9 Yea Bill Shuster Republican
NJ 8 Yea Albio Sires Democrat
CA 9 Yea Jerry McNerney Democrat
CA 23 Yea Kevin McCarthy Republican
CO 5 Yea Doug Lamborn Republican
CO 7 Yea Ed Perlmutter Democrat
CT 2 Yea Joe Courtney Democrat
FL 14 Yea Kathy Castor Democrat
FL 16 Yea Vern Buchanan Republican
GA 4 Yea Henry 'Hank' Johnson Jr. Democrat
IL 6 Yea Peter Roskam Republican
IA 1 Yea Bruce Braley Democrat
IA 2 Yea David Loebsack Democrat
MD 3 Yea John Sarbanes Democrat
MI 7 Yea Tim Walberg Republican
MN 1 Yea Timothy Walz Democrat
MN 5 Yea Keith Ellison Democrat
MN 6 Yea Michele Bachmann Republican
NE 3 Yea Adrian Smith Republican
NH 1 Yea Carol Shea-Porter Democrat
FL 12 Yea Gus Bilirakis Republican
MA 3 Yea Niki Tsongas Democrat
VA 1 Yea Robert Wittman Republican
OH 5 Yea Robert Latta Republican
IL 11 Yea Bill Foster Democrat
IN 7 Yea André Carson Democrat
LA 1 Yea Steve Scalise Republican
MD 4 Yea Donna Edwards Democrat
LA 6 Yea Bill Cassidy Republican
UT 3 Yea Jason Chaffetz Republican
CO 6 Yea Mike Coffman Republican
VA 11 Yea Gerald Connolly Democrat
LA 4 Yea John Fleming Republican
KY 2 Yea Brett Guthrie Republican
MS 3 Yea Gregg Harper Republican
CT 4 Yea James Himes Democrat
CA 50 Yea Duncan Hunter Republican
KS 2 Yea Lynn Jenkins Republican
AZ 1 Yea Ann Kirkpatrick Democrat
NJ 7 Yea Leonard Lance Republican
MO 3 Yea Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican
NM 3 Yea Ben Luján Democrat
NY 24 Yea Daniel Maffei Democrat
TX 22 Yea Pete Olson Republican
MN 3 Yea Erik Paulsen Republican
MI 14 Yea Gary Peters Democrat
ME 1 Yea Chellie Pingree Democrat
FL 17 Yea Thomas Rooney Republican
IL 18 Yea Aaron Schock Republican
PA 5 Yea Glenn Thompson Republican
NV 1 Yea Dina Titus Democrat
NY 20 Yea Paul Tonko Democrat
OH 11 Yea Marcia Fudge Democrat
IL 5 Yea Mike Quigley Democrat
NY 21 Yea William Owens Democrat
FL 21 Yea Theodore Deutch Democrat
IN 3 Yea Marlin Stutzman Republican
NY 23 Yea Tom Reed II Republican
AL 2 Yea Martha Roby Republican
AL 7 Yea Terri Sewell Democrat
AZ 6 Yea David Schweikert Republican
AR 1 Yea Eric “Rick” Crawford Republican
AR 2 Yea Tim Griffin Republican
AR 3 Yea Steve Womack Republican
CA 10 Yea Jeff Denham Republican
CO 4 Yea Cory Gardner Republican
DE 0 Yea John Carney Democrat
FL 2 Yea Steve Southerland Republican
FL 10 Yea Daniel Webster Republican
FL 15 Yea Dennis Ross Republican
FL 24 Yea Frederica Wilson Democrat
IL 16 Yea Adam Kinzinger Republican
IL 14 Yea Randy Hultgren Republican
IN 4 Yea Todd Rokita Republican
IN 8 Yea Larry Bucshon Republican
IN 9 Yea Todd Young Republican
KS 3 Yea Kevin Yoder Republican
KS 4 Yea Mike Pompeo Republican
LA 2 Yea Cedric Richmond Democrat
MD 1 Yea Andy Harris Republican
MA 9 Yea William Keating Democrat
MI 1 Yea Dan Benishek Republican
MI 2 Yea Bill Huizenga Republican
MS 1 Yea Alan Nunnelee Republican
MS 4 Yea Steven Palazzo Republican
MO 4 Yea Vicky Hartzler Republican
MO 7 Yea Billy Long Republican
NV 3 Yea Joseph Heck Republican
NJ 3 Yea Jon Runyan Republican
NY 11 Yea Michael Grimm Republican
NY 22 Yea Richard Hanna Republican
NC 2 Yea Renee Ellmers Republican
OH 6 Yea Bill Johnson Republican
OH 15 Yea Steve Stivers Republican
OH 16 Yea James Renacci Republican
OH 7 Yea Bob Gibbs Republican
OK 5 Yea James Lankford Republican
PA 3 Yea Mike Kelly Republican
PA 7 Yea Patrick Meehan Republican
PA 10 Yea Tom Marino Republican
PA 11 Yea Lou Barletta Republican
RI 1 Yea David Cicilline Democrat
SD 0 Yea Kristi Noem Republican
TN 3 Yea Charles 'Chuck' Fleischmann Republican
TN 6 Yea Diane Black Republican
TN 8 Yea Stephen Fincher Republican
TX 17 Yea Bill Flores Republican
TX 27 Yea Blake Farenthold Republican
VA 2 Yea Edward 'Scott' Rigell Republican
VA 5 Yea Robert Hurt Republican
WA 3 Yea Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican
WV 1 Yea David McKinley Republican
WI 7 Yea Sean Duffy Republican
NV 2 Yea Mark Amodei Republican
AZ 2 Yea Ron Barber Democrat
NJ 10 Yea Donald Payne Jr. Democrat
AR 4 Yea Tom Cotton Republican
AZ 9 Yea Kyrsten Sinema Democrat
CA 1 Yea Doug LaMalfa Republican
CA 7 Yea Ami Bera Democrat
CA 8 Yea Paul Cook Republican
CA 21 Yea David Valadao Republican
CA 26 Yea Julia Brownley Democrat
CA 29 Yea Tony Cárdenas Democrat
CA 36 Yea Raul Ruiz Democrat
CA 51 Yea Juan Vargas Democrat
CA 52 Yea Scott Peters Democrat
CT 5 Yea Elizabeth Esty Democrat
FL 6 Yea Ron DeSantis Republican
FL 18 Yea Patrick Murphy Democrat
FL 22 Yea Lois Frankel Democrat
GA 9 Yea Doug Collins Republican
HI 2 Yea Tulsi Gabbard Democrat
IL 10 Yea Bradley Schneider Democrat
IL 12 Yea William Enyart Democrat
IL 13 Yea Rodney Davis Republican
IL 17 Yea Cheri Bustos Democrat
IN 2 Yea Jackie Walorski Republican
IN 5 Yea Susan Brooks Republican
IN 6 Yea Luke Messer Republican
KY 6 Yea Garland 'Andy' Barr Republican
MA 4 Yea Joseph Kennedy III Democrat
MD 6 Yea John Delaney Democrat
MO 2 Yea Ann Wagner Republican
MT 0 Yea Steve Daines Republican
NC 8 Yea Richard Hudson Republican
NC 9 Yea Robert Pittenger Republican
NC 13 Yea George Holding Republican
ND 0 Yea Kevin Cramer Republican
NH 2 Yea Ann Kuster Democrat
NM 1 Yea Michelle Lujan Grisham Democrat
NV 4 Yea Steven Horsford Democrat
NY 6 Yea Grace Meng Democrat
NY 8 Yea Hakeem Jeffries Democrat
NY 18 Yea Sean Maloney Democrat
NY 27 Yea Chris Collins Republican
OH 2 Yea Brad Wenstrup Republican
OH 3 Yea Joyce Beatty Democrat
OH 14 Yea David Joyce Republican
OK 2 Yea Markwayne Mullin Republican
PA 12 Yea Keith Rothfus Republican
PA 17 Yea Matthew Cartwright Democrat
SC 7 Yea Tom Rice Republican
TX 20 Yea Joaquin Castro Democrat
TX 23 Yea Pete Gallego Democrat
TX 25 Yea Roger Williams Republican
TX 33 Yea Marc Veasey Democrat
TX 34 Yea Filemon Vela Democrat
UT 2 Yea Chris Stewart Republican
WA 6 Yea Derek Kilmer Democrat
IL 2 Yea Robin Kelly Democrat
MO 8 Yea Jason Smith Republican
LA 5 Yea Vance McAllister Republican
AL 1 Yea Bradley Byrne Republican
FL 13 Yea David Jolly Republican
NJ 1 Yea Donald Norcross Democrat
NC 12 Yea Alma Adams Democrat

These people can keep their jobs for voting Nay

OR 3 Nay Earl Blumenauer Democrat
TX 26 Nay Michael Burgess Republican
MI 13 Nay John Conyers Jr. Democrat
MD 7 Nay Elijah Cummings Democrat
OR 4 Nay Peter DeFazio Democrat
TX 35 Nay Lloyd Doggett Democrat
PA 14 Nay Michael 'Mike' Doyle Jr. Democrat
TN 2 Nay John 'Jimmy' Duncan Jr. Republican
CA 18 Nay Anna Eshoo Democrat
CA 20 Nay Sam Farr Democrat
NJ 5 Nay Scott Garrett Republican
AZ 3 Nay Raúl Grijalva Democrat
IL 4 Nay Luis Gutiérrez Democrat
FL 20 Nay Alcee Hastings Democrat
NJ 12 Nay Rush Holt Democrat
CA 17 Nay Michael 'Mike' Honda Democrat
TX 18 Nay Sheila Jackson Lee Democrat
NC 3 Nay Walter Jones Jr. Republican
OH 9 Nay Marcy Kaptur Democrat
GA 1 Nay Jack Kingston Republican
CA 13 Nay Barbara Lee Democrat
GA 5 Nay John Lewis Democrat
CA 19 Nay Zoe Lofgren Democrat
MN 4 Nay Betty McCollum Democrat
WA 7 Nay Jim McDermott Democrat
MA 2 Nay James 'Jim' McGovern Democrat
FL 7 Nay John Mica Republican
NY 10 Nay Jerrold Nadler Democrat
NJ 6 Nay Frank Pallone Jr. Democrat
NY 13 Nay Charles 'Charlie' Rangel Democrat
CA 48 Nay Dana Rohrabacher Republican
IL 9 Nay Janice 'Jan' Schakowsky Democrat
WI 5 Nay James Sensenbrenner Jr. Republican
NY 15 Nay José Serrano Democrat
MA 6 Nay John Tierney Democrat
NY 7 Nay Nydia Velázquez Democrat
CA 43 Nay Maxine Waters Democrat
AZ 5 Nay Matt Salmon Republican
SC 1 Nay Marshall 'Mark' Sanford Republican
TX 1 Nay Louie Gohmert Jr. Republican
TX 2 Nay Ted Poe Republican
WI 4 Nay Gwen Moore Democrat
CA 6 Nay Doris Matsui Democrat
TX 36 Nay Steve Stockman Republican
KY 3 Nay John Yarmuth Democrat
NY 9 Nay Yvette Clarke Democrat
OH 4 Nay Jim Jordan Republican
TN 9 Nay Steve Cohen Democrat
VT 0 Nay Peter Welch Democrat
GA 10 Nay Paul Broun Jr. Republican
CA 14 Nay Jackie Speier Democrat
FL 9 Nay Alan Grayson Democrat
WY 0 Nay Cynthia Lummis Republican
CA 4 Nay Tom McClintock Republican
CO 2 Nay Jared Polis Democrat
FL 8 Nay Bill Posey Republican
TN 1 Nay David “Phil” Roe Republican
CA 27 Nay Judy Chu Democrat
CA 3 Nay John Garamendi Democrat
GA 14 Nay Tom Graves Republican
AL 5 Nay Mo Brooks Republican
AZ 4 Nay Paul Gosar Republican
CA 37 Nay Karen Bass Democrat
CO 3 Nay Scott Tipton Republican
FL 11 Nay Richard Nugent Republican
GA 7 Nay Rob Woodall Republican
GA 8 Nay Austin Scott Republican
HI 1 Nay Colleen Hanabusa Democrat
ID 1 Nay Raúl Labrador Republican
KS 1 Nay Tim Huelskamp Republican
MI 3 Nay Justin Amash Republican
NY 19 Nay Christopher Gibson Republican
SC 3 Nay Jeff Duncan Republican
SC 4 Nay Trey Gowdy Republican
SC 5 Nay Mick Mulvaney Republican
TN 4 Nay Scott DesJarlais Republican
VA 9 Nay Morgan Griffith Republican
WI 8 Nay Reid Ribble Republican
CA 44 Nay Janice Hahn Democrat
OR 1 Nay Suzanne Bonamici Democrat
KY 4 Nay Thomas Massie Republican
WA 1 Nay Suzan DelBene Democrat
CA 2 Nay Jared Huffman Democrat
CA 15 Nay Eric Swalwell Democrat
CA 41 Nay Mark Takano Democrat
CA 47 Nay Alan Lowenthal Democrat
FL 3 Nay Ted Yoho Republican
FL 26 Nay Joe Garcia Democrat
MI 5 Nay Daniel Kildee Democrat
MI 11 Nay Kerry Bentivolio Republican
NC 11 Nay Mark Meadows Republican
OK 1 Nay Jim Bridenstine Republican
PA 4 Nay Scott Perry Republican
TX 14 Nay Randy Weber Republican
TX 16 Nay Beto O'Rourke Democrat
WA 10 Nay Denny Heck Democrat
WI 2 Nay Mark Pocan Democrat
MA 5 Nay Katherine Clark Democrat
FL 19 Nay Curtis 'Curt' Clawson Republican
VA 7 Nay David 'Dave' Brat Republican

Source: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/h558#

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PayPal hack discoverer paid $10,000 bounty

Posted by Anonymous on December 9, 2014

A vulnerability that would have enabled a hacker to completely bypass the authentication system in PayPal has been patched, resulting in a $10,000 bounty for the white-hat that found it.

Worth every penny, too: the flaw put 150 million PayPal customers in danger of having their account hijacked with a low-effort, simple gambit.

The flaw was publicly disclosed by Egyptian researcher Yasser Ali, after he saw that the cross-site request forgery (CSRF) Prevention System implemented by PayPal had a critical flaw. The CSRF token for authorization of users is changed with every request made by a user as a security precaution. But, Ali found that the ‘CSRF Auth’ token is reusable for a specific user email address or username, meaning that a hacker could intercept and take possession of the tokens, and then simply reuse them to access the account of the correlated, logged in user.

Ali detailed how the vulnerability could be exploited, in a blog. The essential problem lies with the fact that CSRF Auth verifies every single request of that user. So, if an attacker is not logged in and tries to make a ‘send money’ request then PayPal will ask the attacker to provide his email and password. When he plugs in an email and any type of password, valid or not, he can then capture the request, which will contain a valid CSRF Auth token, which is reusable and can authorize this specific user requests.

From there, the next hurdle is to get past the security questions, since an attacker cannot change the victim’s password without answering them. This boiled down to the fact that the initial process of setting security questions in the first place is not password-protected and is reusable, so it can simply be initiated to reset the security questions, without providing the password at all.

Taken in total, an attacker can conduct a targeted CSRF attack against a PayPal user and take a full control over his or her account. This involves requests including: Add/remove/confirm email address; add fully privileged users to business account; change security questions; change billing/shipping address; change payment methods; change user settings (notifications/mobile settings).

Given the level of havoc that the exploited flaw could wreak, it’s no wonder that “the vulnerability is patched very fast and PayPal paid me the maximum bounty they give ;),” Ali said.

Via CRONICAS

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2 wks of Military drills in Downtown LA

Posted by Anonymous on December 5, 2014

Residents in and around downtown Los Angeles could hear helicopters or other military aircraft over the coming days as Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton train in preparation for a deployment.

The training is part of a two-week military exercise that starts Friday and extends through Dec. 16 and involves about 2,400 members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, according to the Associated Press.

While residents could see as many as six military helicopters buzzing over the downtown area over the next week, raids being held at several undisclosed locations in the city will be off limits to the public for safety reasons, Capt. Brian Block told the Associated Press.

“It’s not going to look like ‘Apocalypse Now’ by any stretch of the imagination,” Block said.

Dozens of Marines will raid buildings and shoot paintballs from modified M-15s as part of the exercise, but no residents live in the spots where the pseudo-combat will take place, according to Block.

Similar exercises will also take place at various California military bases, at a site near Las Vegas, and another site outside Flagstaff, Ariz., according to officials. Block said the Los Angeles portion will take place over a couple of days next week. …via Infowars

Interesting. Who are the fake targets in this war game? I think they do some kind of exercises each year.

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Common blood pressure drug reverses diabetes in mice

Posted by Anonymous on November 25, 2014

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Boycott these products to stay healthy

Posted by Anonymous on November 22, 2014

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Mysterious orange flash lights up Russian night sky

Posted by Anonymous on November 19, 2014

20141119-081817-29897157.jpgThis is the mysterious moment that a huge orange flash illuminated the night sky in a remote area of Russia – and no-one knows what caused it.

An explosion was captured by a driver with a dashboard mounted camera as he was cruising along a quiet stretch of motorway near Sverdlovsk in the mountainous Urals region of Russia.

The video, taken on November 14, shows a ball of orange light which rapidly expands to illuminate the entire road, turning the dead of night into the middle of the day for around ten seconds.

Expert opinion is divided on what actually caused the flash.

Youtube / Андрей Казанцев Strange but true: Mystery explosion in Russia lights up night sky

Viktor Grokovsky, a member of the meteorities committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences said the likely explanation was a huge meteor.

Others have speculated that it was simply an explosion at a chemical plant or a military operation.

Some have even suggested it could have been caused by a space rocket launch.

But local emergency services had no record of any incidents.

Eyewitness Miroslav Alexeeva told local radio: “”It was a dark night anyway so it really stood out, I had gone into my kitchen to get a glass of water when suddenly there was a bright light through all the windows.

“I was completely confused for a second, but when I looked out the window I saw the sky was alight with orange fire. I thought it was the end of the world or a nuclear bomb, but then it just went away.”

The Urals was hit by the massive Chelyabinsk meteorite in February 2013, when a huge explosion injured over a thousand people.

Via the Mirror

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John Lennon talks about the illuminati

Posted by Anonymous on November 17, 2014

John Lennon’s Interview, 6/6/1968

He was killed on December 8, 1980, New York City, NY

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What is your fitness age?

Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2014

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A 60 year old can have the fitness age of a 30 year old… Or the other way around. I’m currently 10 years younger than my physical age.

Try this free test to calculate your fitness age:

https://www.worldfitnesslevel.org

After the test, follow the link to the interval training recommendations and see if you can improve over the next few weeks.

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Texas Bill: Cops To Collect Traffic Fines on Spot Via Credit or Debit Card

Posted by Anonymous on November 12, 2014

A house bill recently introduced in the Texas legislature would allow police officers to collect immediate payment from “defendants” for Class C misdemeanor traffic fines “by use of a credit or debit card,” completely circumventing the rule of law and citizens’ due process rights.

H.B. No. 121, introduced on Monday by State Rep. Allen Fletcher, concerns “an alternative means of payment of certain criminal fines and court costs.”

“Under the procedure, a peace officer making an arrest of a defendant (1) shall inform the defendant of: (A) the possibility of making an immediate payment of the fine and related court costs by use of a credit or debit card; and (B) the defendant’s available alternatives to making an immediate payment,” the bill, still in its initial phase, states.

The House bill goes on to explain that “a peace officer making an arrest of a defendant: (2) may accept, on behalf of the court, the defendant’s immediate payment of the fine and related court costs by use of a credit or debit card, after which the peace officer must release the defendant.”

Backers of the bill may attempt to argue it merely provides an additional method for the courts to expedite the collection of outstanding payments, and may say it will free up jail space to be able to hold more criminal offenders, or free up court dockets to deal with more important cases.

However, should the bill pass, it would deal a devastating blow to the citizenry’s right to due process, which among other things mandates an appearance and assessment before a magistrate prior to a case proceeding to trial, and would set the legal precedent wherein everyday police officers would be empowered to take on the roles of judge, jury and executioner – and charge “related court costs.”

Not explicitly stated is the fact that, under the bill, traffic cops would be required to carry around credit card swiping machines, in addition to citizens’ private credit or debit card information, which could open the doors to a litany of personal security risks and liabilities.

Via Infowars

I know someone who was a traffic cop. It can be a thankless stressful job. Don’t create a system that could be corrupted. For example, if you had a bad cop, for a little larger fee, the cop might keep the payment off your record by swiping your debt card with his “other” system.

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