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My Voting Guide for Hidalgo

14 May

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Early voting starts TODAY, Monday the 14th on to the 25th.

You may vote from 7am to 7pm at any one of the 25 polling places.

Information voting location is here for Hidalgo is here, http://bit.ly/JzPy9t

You should vote because you should care about the issue(s) health, education, economy, environment, immigration, religion, privacy, war, etc.

Who we vote for makes decision on these issues that affect us all.

Do you like paying taxes? Either way, the government spends you tax money, whether it be a little or a lot, the people who get elected help decide how it should spent?

You determines who gets elected to congress, which is in charge of coming up with the yearly budget and apportionment of state money. 

More information about voting in the RGV is here http://aactnow.org/

 

If you don’t know who to vote for, here are my selections for your consideration.

Some of the races apply only to the district I live on.

(Share it with people who don’t know who to vote for or just need information)

 

US Senator

Paul Sadler

The only candidate  who has held public office, Sadler experience consists of hist time in the Texas House from 1991 to 2003

Sadler, said in a political forum that he’d “taken the arrows” in office — even received death threats over his efforts to reform the state tax code.

 “I have more experience with tax codes than any other person in the U.S. Senate,” he said.

 http://www.texastribune.org/directory/paul-sadler/

 

Member of Congress District 15

 Ruben Hinojosa

He is an incumbent who supports education and has experience.

He has worked for the betterment of our district. When the administration was prepared to compromise on the budget by cutting funding for college loans, he rallied others in Congress to refuse the deal and protected low-income students from losing an opportunity to get an education.

 

State Representative District 40

Agustin Hernandez

The best candidate is Agustin Hernandez, his reasoning for running and his proposals on his website are very convincing and well thought out.

http://hdztx.com/

As I was doing research for this I am looking these people up. I have met most of them, Mr Betancourt doesn’t even have a website or it is hard to find. Terry Canalez is an attorney with no real experience or valuable convincing reason being elected. Robert Pena has the experience,  he was in a school district and has been part of several business organizations, he would be the candidate that would most likely care for business interest most of all.

 

Referendum #1 – FOR

Reads:

Any graduate of a Texas high school, who has lived in the state for at least three years and lived here continuously for the last year, should be eligible for in-state tuition at state supported colleges and universities and given the opportunity to earn legal status through a higher education or military service.

 

If these students did the work, made the grades, and have lived in Texas for a long time they should be able to go to college. When they graduate, they would become great additions to our state. If they are going to college they are not criminals. Education should be a universal right

 

Referendum #2 – FOR

Reads:

Because a college education is increasingly necessary for jobs that allow our citizens to achieve middle class lifestyles and become the entrepreneurs who create the jobs that our economy relies on, we call on the Texas Legislature to fund colleges and universities such that tuition and fees can be affordable to all Texans.

 

Education is a social equalizer and helps people greatly increase their ability to progress. Students are graduating with greater amounts of debt.

The Texas legislature cut a lot of money to education last year in the 2011 congressional session.  Colleges have been affected; they have had to cut down the number of teacher and other areas of school which affects students.

We need to invest in our education to have better inventors, teachers, doctors, scientists, etc. That will bring progress to our state and country.

 

 

Referendum #3 – FOR

 Reads

 Should the Texas Legislature allow the people of Texas to vote to legalize casino gambling with all funds generated being used only for education?

 

We need to keep the money in Texas, people gamble when they do they have to go spend all that money in Las Vegas or other locations, we should keep the money here.

The money needed to support our education system needs to come from somewhere and since corporations don’t want to pay taxes some institution must.

It absence of the Legislature’s willingness to provide needed income to the State, this is an alternative that should be acceptable.

RELATED LINKS


Turnout and voter registration in Texas (by the numbers)

 http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/historical/70-92.shtml

 

Our hero

31 Aug
We’ve got his back: Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has been our most consistent champion as he’s stood up for Internet freedom and ferociously opposed the Internet Blacklist Bill.
Needless to say, this has upset some people: The corporations that have been pushing the bill have been slamming him on his home turf. So we had this op-ed published in the Oregonian on Sunday to make sure Wyden knows that we’re still standing with him:

Stop the Internet Blacklist Bill

By David Segal and Patrick Ruffini

 

We are Tea Partiers and bleeding-heart liberals, we are artists and investment bankers, we represent the left and the right, and we support Senator Wyden as he comes forward, yet again, as a stalwart champion for First Amendment rights, innovation and digital security.

Congress gets back from summer break next week, and we need to gear up more opposition ASAP:
You can click here to read the full op-ed and email your lawmakers to ask them to oppose the Internet Blacklist Bill.
And you can use these links to ask your friends to email their lawmakers:

[fb] If you’re already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.
[fb] If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

Thanks for standing for Internet freedom.
— The Demand Progress team
P.S. The House will be introducing a version of the bill in the next week or two — so please ask your friends to join our cause!

Paid for by Demand Progress (DemandProgress.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

One last thing — Demand Progress’s small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies exclusively on the generosity of members like you to support our work. Will you click here to chip in $5 or $10? Or you can become a Demand Progress monthly sustainer by clicking here. Thank you!

URGENT: Congress Pushing Broad New Internet Snooping Bill

16 Aug
American Civil Liberties Union

Image via Wikipedia

[Internet Users],

Congress is treating you like a criminal.  That’s why their broad new Internet snooping bill is being called a “direct assault on Internet users.” 

It would force Internet service providers to track and store their customers’ information — including your name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.

Will you join us in opposition to this mess of a bill by emailing your lawmakers right away?  Just click here.

 

They’ve shamelessly dubbed it the “Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act,” but our staunchest allies in Congress are calling it what it is: an all-encompassing Internet snooping bill.

According to CNET, the “mandatory logs would be accessible to police investigating any crime and perhaps attorneys litigating civil disputes in divorce, insurance fraud, and other cases as well.”

Will you join the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Library Association, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress, and 25 other civil liberties and privacy groups that have expressed our opposition to this legislation?

Thanks for fighting for Internet freedom.

— The Demand Progress team

P.S. Thanks for signing:  The bill just passed committee, so it’s time to push back hard. Will you please ask your friends to take action too?

[fb] If you’re already on Facebookclick here to share with your friends.
[fb] If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet


One last thing — Demand Progress’s small, dedicated, under-paid staff relies exclusively on the generosity of members like you to support our work. Will you click here to chip in $5 or $10? Or you can become a Demand Progress monthly sustainer by clicking here. Thank you!

FacebookOp

7 Aug
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FacebookOp Youtube Video:

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWQTS8zqYXU]

Operation Facebook

DATE: November 5, 2011.

TARGEThttps://facebook.com

Press:
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/OP_Facebook
http://piratepad.net/YCPcpwrl09
Irc.Anonops.Li #OpFaceBook
Message:

Attention citizens of the world,

We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows:
Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.

Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.

Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your “privacy” settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you “delete” your account, all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family. http://www.physorg.com/news170614271.htmlhttp://itgrunts.com/2010/10/07/facebook-steals-numbers-and-data-from-your-iph….

You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you.

The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely false. It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them “for their own good” while they then make millions off of you. When a service is “free,” it really means they’re making money off of you and your information.

Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #opfacebook . Engaged.

This is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.

We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Expect us

Internet

6 Aug

Happy Birthday: World Wide Web turns 20

 

 

Love the internet:) Very thankful it. It has revolutionized the world. 

 

Group says it hacked 70 U.S. law

enforcement sites

A hacking group said it has retaliated for the arrests of its members by attacking the websites of more than 70 U.S. law enforcement institutions and releasing 10 gigabytes of information.

"For too long [police and informants] have been using and abusing our personal information," AntiSec posted.

 

Completely support the work of Anonymous and Lulzsec, defendors of freedom of information.
Learn about Anonymous plan: http://www.whatis-theplan.org/

 

You Can Get Sued for Downloading Porn? Producers Crack Down by Exposing Illegal Downloaders

If you’ve downloaded “adult entertainment” illegally, or if someone has downloaded these materials from your IP address–or even if you’ve downloaded said materials accidentally, not knowing you were breaking the law–you could be the target of a lawsuit, one that may be using the implication of public shaming  to prod defendants to pony up a settlement.

(I’ve heard that the last thing internet users would let be taken away is their porn:P)

 

Commentary: There have been a lot of thightening control of the internet recenlty, there have been several law propositions governing the last truly free place in  the world. I understand copyright and everything, but many times these laws come with clauses that call for espionage, tracking, and mining for databases in which users personal infomation is stored. We need to defend the internet.

 

Yesterday Headlines:

 

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