Since these petitions are ignored apart from an occasional patronizing and inane political statement amounting to nothing more than a condescending pat on the head, we the signers would enjoy having the illusion of success. Since no other outcome to this process seems possible, we demand that the White House immediately assign a junior staffer to compose a tame and vapid response to this petition, and never attempt to take any meaningful action on this or any other issue. We would also like a cookie.
finally, a petition whose results i can actually support… 😐
Hiroshima Survivor Asks World to Awaken – but, unfortunately, she is one person expressing an entirely unpopular view, and she will be roundly ignored by everybody who can make a difference.
A New Declaration of Independence – 1. Debt relief, 2. A substantial jobs program, 3. A healthcare public option, 4. Reregulate Wall Street, 5. End the Global War on Terror and rein in the defense budget, 6. Repeal the Patriot Act, 7. Tackle climate change, 8. Stop locking everyone up for everything and end the drug war, 9. Full equality for the queer community, 10. Fix the tax system… everything sounds reasonable so far… let’s see if it gets anywhere.
Dimock, Pennsylvania Water Still Tainted By Fracking, Lawyers Claim – the oil company came in, polluted at least 11 wells, and then convinced a court to let them stop paying for drinking water to the people affected by their pollution. and at this point, it looks like they’re going to get off scott free, because they have money for lawyers and the
affected people victims don’t. next, the people are probably going to have to sell off their land at a substantial loss, because they no longer have a source of water, which means that the oil company can swoop in and buy it all. big oil wins again, at the expense of their customers. isn’t it the american way?
Are You An Anarchist? The Answer May Suprise You! – i already know i’m an anarchist, and the answer sure surprised the hell outta’ me…
Super Committee Pressed To Raise Medicare Eligibility Age – meanwhile, it’s business as usual, and nothing has changed… 😛
Obama’s Legacy of Shame – obama is the best repubican president that could have stolen our votes… 😛
Internet Freedom Threatened – DMCA, PROTECT IP and SOPA vs. EFF… but the EFF – which is you, me and everybody else – is going to lose, because people are ignorant, and even when they’re aware enough to have a handle on what’s really going on, they don’t care. 😛
Feds’ Use of Fake Cell Tower: Did it Constitute a Search? – of course not… the constitution isn’t meant to impede the federal government from catching terrorists… everybody knows that.
I was quiet because I didn’t deal drugs.
When they took the sixth amendment,
I was quiet because I was innocent.
When they took the second amendment,
I was quiet because I didn’t own a gun.
Now they’ve taken the first amendment,
and I can say nothing about it.
I’m not a sexual harasser, says Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann Falsely Claims Iran Threatened U.S. With Nuclear Attack – and these people want to be president?
White House response to NORML’s “We the People” marijuana legalization petition – and NORML’s response to the
load of tired, old propaganda white house response… but nothing actually changes…
He forgot. All is forgiven. – try that with anyone other than a cop and see how well it works out… 😛
2nd vet hurt at Occupy Oakland event – the oakland
cops CLOWNS (although i probably shouldn’t use that term either, since it is probably offensive to real clowns) are a real piece of work: they hospitalise a veteran, then they say they’re sorry and participate in one of the protests, and then they hospitalise another veteran who wasn’t even protesting! it’s getting to be about time to TAKE THESE SUCKERS DOWN! they may have weapons, but we have numbers, and, as Mario Savio said, “There comes a time when the workings of the machine become so odious that we must throw our bodies onto the gears of the machinery to make it stop.” they can only shoot so many times before they are overrun with opponents… 😐
Suitcase sized device can remotely disable phones, intercept communications, record unique IDs and track you in real time and British police surveillance system can turn off mobile phones – and you can safely bet that if the british have the capability, we do too, even though you might not hear about it so much… especially since it is a suitcase-sized device… 😐
Alcohol Is “More Than Twice As Harmful As Cannabis” — So Explain To Me Again Why Pot Is Illegal? – because “everyone” knows that marijuana is a schedule one drug that has no known medical application, and a strong propensity for abuse… especially by brown people and those who would disrupt society in general, anyway…