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Repeal the #Monsanto Protection Act - #gmo


I signed a petition to The United States Senate which says:

"Written anonymously and passed in secret, the Monsanto Protection Act
allows agri-business to ignore court orders blocking the sale of
genetically-engineered seeds.

I support the repeal of this outrageous special interest provision -
and demand a public vote in the U.S. Senate."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:



Syndicated 2013-05-21 20:30:00 (Updated 2013-05-21 20:30:23) from proclus

Tell Governor O'Malley to Ban #Fracking in Maryland!


Governor O'Malley's fracking commission released a report warning
about the dangers of fracking. But instead of heeding the
recommendations of the report, Governor O'Malley is trying to expedite
rules for fracking.

We already know that fracking causes significant impacts to our air,
water, agriculture, public health, and climate. There is no place for
fracking in our state. But the Governor is ignoring the
recommendations from his own commission to open our state up to
fracking by proposing even weaker regulations that cater to the oil &
gas industry.

Tell Governor O'Malley he needs protect Marylanders and stop pursuing fracking.

That's why I signed a petition to Governor Martin O'Malley.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:



Syndicated 2013-05-20 19:40:00 (Updated 2013-05-20 19:40:08) from proclus

De-Fund the CIA

Lies about Iraq. Cash to corrupt Afghanistan. Drone war blowback endangering us all. De-fund the CIA! http://bit.ly/10E98XN

Syndicated 2013-05-20 15:57:00 (Updated 2013-05-20 15:57:08) from proclus

IRS stalls NAGR- #holder #obama #doj #2a #nra #rkba #tcot #tgdn #rights #privacy #gunrights #molonlabe

proclus@gnu-darwin.org has sent you a personal message:

NAGR is highly recommended, and a great gun rights group. The fact that they are being harassed by the IRS comes as no surprise, and seems to confirm that the harassment is politically motivated. Regards, proclus http://www.gnu-darwin.org/


Dear GNU-Darwin Action Group,

What else will you and I find out?

Every day, more facts about the Obama administration’s radical third-world tactics hits the news . . .

Last week, you and I learned the Obama administration wiretapped Associated Press reporters.

But perhaps the worst of it all was that the Obama administration used the IRS to target and harass political enemies!

In fact, the National Foundation for Gun Rights non-profit filing with the IRS is still yet to be approved after 19 months -- and I can’t help but think I’ve been one of the IRS 500 top targets for “extra scrutiny.”

GNU-Darwin Action Group, months ago, as the fight over gun control just began to rear its ugly head, your National Association for Gun Rights drew a line in the sand . . .

No more gun control.  No deals.  Not one more gun owner’s name.  Not a single bit more information about American gun owners for the federal government.  PERIOD.

Stories like these are exactly why.

Today, I’m counting on you to sign a NEW No Gun Control/No Deals petition to your U.S. Congressman and Senators IMMEDIATELY.

If you've already signed your new petition, I’m counting on you to forward this email to every pro-gun friend and family member you have.

The Obama administration is clearly drunk on power.

Early in President Obama’s first term, you and I learned firsthand the lengths his administration would go to try and RAM gun control down our throats when they just looked the other way while bloodthirsty Mexican gangs ran guns across the border -- resulting in the tragic death of U.S. Border patrol agent Brian Terry.

That should have tipped enough folks off . . .

But it didn’t.

And in December of last year, after the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the Obama administration jumped into action, pushing a massive wish list of anti-gun schemes, thinking they had the perfect excuse to ram gun control down our throats.

Not one would have made an ounce of difference.

Criminals and killers don’t get their guns legally.

Like the Newtown killer, they often steal them.

GNU-Darwin Action Group, I know I’m not breaking any news here, but the gun-grabbers know all of this.

*** They don’t want more “background checks” (GUN REGISTRATION) to prevent murders.

*** They don’t want an expanded federal “NO GUN” database to keep the mentally ill from getting their hands on guns.

*** They don’t even want to ramp up penalties on gun crimes to stop “straw purchasers.”

They want our names, our information and records of our gun purchases so they can set the stage for the day they can finally CONFISCATE our guns.

And they prey on Americans’ fears of “too much freedom” and politicians’ desire to appear “reasonable” to hasten that day.

Well, as Thomas Jefferson said, “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.”

And I have one simple message to politicians in BOTH parties.

If you think it’s “reasonable” to hand this President and this lawless administration more information about American gun owners after all the outrageousness you and I see hitting the news, THINK AGAIN.

GNU-Darwin Action Group, if you and I hand over our freedom and our liberties, it WILL eventually be abused by those in power -- regardless of whether it’s President Obama or someone else occupying the White House.

I’m tired of watching Washington, D.C. strip away our liberties.

And I want to do everything I possibly can to ensure our Second Amendment freedoms aren’t flushed away from members of both political parties in Congress.

If you agree, I’m counting on you to do two things . . .

First, sign your new No Gun Control/No Deals petition to your U.S. Congressman and Senators IMMEDIATELY.

During the last fight on gun control, your National Association for Gun Rights delivered literally every petition we had.

I need to reload.  And FAST.

Secondly, please forward this email to every pro-gun friend and family member you have.

Thirdly, please chip in $20 TODAY.

Your generous contribution will help me reach even more Second Amendment supporters.

But if that’s too much, please agree to $10 or at least $5 immediately.

GNU-Darwin Action Group, Members of Congress who want to hand this President -- or any other -- more information about American gun owners after the news of the last week need to have their head checked.

You and I have a chance to seize the momentum in this fight over gun control.

But we have to act.

So please sign your NEW No Gun Control/No Deals petition, forward this email to as many friends and family members as you can, and chip in $10 or $20 TODAY.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

P.S. Members of Congress who want to hand this President -- or any other -- more information about American gun owners after the news of the last week, need to have their head checked.

If you agree, please sign your NEW No Gun Control/No Deals petition, forward this email to as many friends and family members as you can, and chip in $10 or $20 TODAY.

The National Association for Gun Rights is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally protected right-to-keep-and-bear-arms through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation. The National Association for Gun Rights' mailing address is P.O. Box 7002, Fredericksburg, VA 22404. They can be contacted toll-free at 1-877-405-4570. Its web address is www.NationalGunRights.org/

Not produced or e-mailed at taxpayer expense.

To help the National Association for Gun Rights grow, please forward this to a friend.

To view this email as a web page, please click this link: view online.

Help fight gun control. Donate to the National Association for Gun Rights!


Syndicated 2013-05-16 20:49:00 (Updated 2013-05-16 20:49:41) from proclus

I just signed this -- will you?

The interest rates on federal student loans will double this July if Congress doesn't take action. Fortunately, Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced legislation that would provide a one-year fix to the impending doubling of students' rate by setting the student loan interest rate at the same level the Federal Reserve offers to big banks.

Senator Warren's legislation is powerful and to the point. We bailed out the big banks. Why then deny students who weren't responsible for wrecking our economy the same deal we give the banks?

I just signed a petition urging my senator to co-sponsor Senator Warren's student loans bill. I hope you will do the same.


Syndicated 2013-05-16 13:20:00 (Updated 2013-05-16 13:20:44) from proclus

I just signed this, you should too.

It was recently revealed that the Department of Justice secretly seized two months of telephone records of a large number of Associated Press reporters.

This unprecedented, indiscriminate surveillance of journalists is an attack on the First Amendment that will have a chilling effect on the ability of these journalists and others to function as a free press.

And unfortunately, it is only the most recent case of overreach by the Justice Department in its overzealous pursuit of whistleblowers.

Tell Attorney General Eric Holder: Stop attacking the First Amendment and end your war on whistleblowers.



Syndicated 2013-05-15 14:02:00 (Updated 2013-05-15 14:02:25) from proclus

The CEO Power Grab

Hey -

Right-wing politicians in the Senate are trying to give CEOs even more power.

They want to stop President Obama's nominations to the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers' rights, in the hopes that they can shut it down.

If the NLRB is shut down it will make it easier for corporations to deny workers their right to fight for safer workplaces, health care or a wage they can support their family on.

It's disgusting and we need to make sure it doesn't happen. Can you take a second to send your senators an email and ask them to confirm President Obama’s NLRB nominations?


Syndicated 2013-05-15 12:16:00 (Updated 2013-05-15 12:16:29) from proclus

MARC: Allow regular bicycles on trains, not just folding bikes


MARC trains only allow folding bicycles, which are typically heavier and more expensive than regular bikes, and bikes are one of the best ways of making public transportation practical, by helping people make up for gaps and problems in that transportation system.  Especially in this tough economy, allowing regular bicycles would enable more people to adapt to available public transportation, rather than waiting for transportation to adapt to them.  In other words, this would allow Maryland to get the most bang for its transportation bucks.

That's why I signed a petition to The Maryland State House, The Maryland State Senate, Governor Martin O'Malley, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama, which says:

"Allow regular bicycles on MARC trains!"

Will you sign this petition? Click here:



Syndicated 2013-05-15 11:43:00 (Updated 2013-05-15 11:43:14) from proclus

The plan to kill orangutans

A precious forest with orangutans, rhinos and elephants may be bulldozed to bits by a giant mining company.

We only have days to build a call strong enough to get the Indonesian president's attention and keep the rainforest standing: take a minute to join me in backing this campaign here, let's reach a million strong: http://www.avaaz.org/en/the_plan_to_kill_orangutans_dm/?kjGZrbb

Syndicated 2013-05-15 11:21:00 (Updated 2013-05-15 11:21:57) from proclus

Henry Kissinger, defender of

It sounds like satire, and it would be funny if it weren't true.

The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City is planning to give Henry Kissinger an award on May 23rd for "defending freedom and democracy."

Register your complaint here: http://bit.ly/XYWIiI

Syndicated 2013-05-13 19:03:00 (Updated 2013-05-13 19:03:19) from proclus

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