Category Archives: Civil Rights and Liberties

Gather at your city halls tomorrow. Let’s count the votes in every town and community: The Electoral College will create catastrophe. Say No Way.

The only profoundly true thing that DT said during the campaign is,”The vote is rigged.” Indeed it was. What the heck is this about an Electoral College; the institution that has now shoved TWO deeply unqualified men into the White … Continue reading

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Stop Trump: This is our only chance…with the Electoral College

Your State electors have choice! Don’t let anyone tell you differently. If they won’t listen to you via phone and letter, go to your Representative’s or Senator’s office and stand up or sit in. Once he is sworn in, he … Continue reading

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AT&T will honor net neutrality for three years if regulators let it buy DirecTV

My Comment: Gee, remember back in 1984 or so, we broke up the AT&T monster into a bunch of little Baby Bells? It’s like they all metastasized, and are returning to eat us alive. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/05/18/att-will-honor-net-neutrality-for-three-years-if-regulators-let-it-buy-directv/?wpisrc=nl_pulse

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NYT: How one publisher is stopping academics from sharing their research

by Olivia LaRosa, Decembrrr 19, 2013 I responded thusly: Elsevier and the like exist only to make money. That can best be done by stifling academic freedom. And if you can pile up a few dollars while throttling free thought, … Continue reading

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The Man #6: Pastor Who Claimed He Raped Teenage Boys to Keep Them “Sexually Pure” Will Not Serve Jail Time

Surely this isn’t what Jesus had in mind. ~Via http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/rape-away-gay-pastor-gets-sentence-reduced By Rod Bastanmehr Iowa’s “rape the gay away” pastor gets his sentence reduced and visitation rights with his children.   September 12, 2013  |  Iowa pastor and youth counselor Brent Girouex, … Continue reading

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Wrestling with rights; Everyone deserves right to fair trial

http://www.alligator.org/opinion/editorials/article_0cd8bf80-1b19-11e1-904b-001cc4c03286.html Posted by Olivia LaRosa On Tuesday, Republican Sens. John McCain, Ariz., and Rand Paul, Ky., went head to head about an amendment to a proposed defense authorization bill.The amendment in question would potentially deny a civilian trial to American … Continue reading

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Susan Collins spreads central myth about the Constitution

http://www.salon.com/2010/02/01/collins_5/singleton/ Posted by D. Lagutaris aka Olivia LaRosa RE: Boumediene v. Bush First, the U.S. Supreme Court, in 2008, issued a highly publicized opinion, in Boumediene v. Bush, which, by itself, makes clear how false is the claim that the Constitution applies only … Continue reading

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