This would be a fail and a travesty..
But all good. Have floor installed. Baseboard almost done. Ran out tonight. Not sure how many trips I made up and down the stairs but plenty. Saws are in garage.
Looks good. Feels good too. Nice to have rediscovered my “Just do it” self. Nice to be getting my diabetes under control. Blood sugar 86 tonight. Thats low for me!!
The "library records" provision of the so-called Patriot Act could also be known as the "gun records" provision, because it also allows the FBI to seize the forms you use to buy guns.
This infamous provision, Section 215, is a direct assault on your Fourth Amendment rights because it allows the FBI to obtain personal information about you, without a warrant and without your knowledge.
Section 215 is set to expire in May, along with two other provisions. But Congress will probably renew these provisions unless it hears from YOU.
You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .
The FBI already had powerful tools to combat terrorism before the Patriot Act. The FISA court would allow the FBI to obtain records of suspected terrorists from motels, car rental agencies, storage facilities, and similar businesses.
But the Patriot Act’s Section 215 dangerously broadens this power. Now, the FBI can . . .
* Merely claim, without providing ANY evidence, that the information it seeks is "relevant" to a terrorism investigation
* Acquire personal information on anyone, including U.S. citizens not suspected of terrorism (or any other crime)
* "Gag" institutions and businesses so they can’t tell people they are being investigated
* Obtain even the most private information, such as emails, medical records, library history, and gun purchase forms
Section 215 violates not only the Fourth Amendment, but also the First and Second Amendments. The federal government has no business knowing what I read or how many guns I own.
The Justice Department’s own Inspector General has found that the FBI uses Section 215 powers tens of thousands of times per year, mostly targeted at innocent Americans.
This makes me suspect that the real purpose of Section 215 isn’t to protect me, but instead to allow the FBI to spy on, intimidate, and blackmail people it doesn’t like, just as it did in the J. Edgar Hoover days.
If you don’t want to be compared to J. Edgar, then don’t allow the FBI the power to invade the privacy of innocent Americans. Oppose renewal of Section 215. Instead, repeal the Patriot Act!
Assistant Communications Director
D o w n s i z e r – D i s p a t c h
Residents in Surrey and Kent villages have been ordered by police to remove wire mesh from their windows as burglars could be injured.
Home owners in the villages of Tandridge and Tatsfield in Surrey and in Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge in Kent have said they are furious that they are being branded ‘criminals’ for protecting their property.
Damn! I should live a nice long time…At least the MBWITW and our boyz think so!
Look at the guns and how they are carried you dolts!!
Some of the most far-out anti-gun laws are found on the left coast, but that could change – for privileged politicians. A California state Senate committee will consider a
bill next week that grants legislators permission to carry concealed firearms. The measure highlights the growing rift between the bureaucratic class and taxpayers who don’t have the luxury of exempting themselves from bad laws.