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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Owens For Delaware City Council

Teri M. Owens For Delaware OH. City Council

Facebook Page: Owens For Delaware City Council
Campaign Page: http://www.voteteriowens.com/

~Friends who believe in me, I will need your help!!~

“LIBERTY IS LOCAL 2013”

About Teri: “I’ve lived and worked in the city of Delaware for more than a decade. I believe problems can be solved while keeping taxes low and government efficient.

My name is Teri M. Owens and I am a candidate for an at-large seat on Delaware's City Council in the November 5, 2013 municipal election. In addition to living in Delaware for more than a decade, I manage a small legal practice in the downtown area. Living and working in Delaware has inspired me to be involved in improving the quality of life for city residents, starting by working to keep taxes low, ensuring efficient management of government and promoting a business friendly environment to enhance economic development.

I am a 1997 graduate of Capital University and received legal training at Ohio State University and Capital University Law School. In addition to being on dean's list I maintained part-time employment while completing a double major and double minor, 3 internships and a clerkship position. In college I was elected Governor of the Ohio District of Circle K International (a collegiate Kiwanis organization) and went on to be awarded distinguished district governor and The George F. Hixson Fellowship - one of Kiwanis International Foundation’s highest honors. I continued my community involvement in the Delaware Evening Kiwanis club serving as club President and on the board of directors. I am also active in several grass-roots organizations working to educate the community and promoting engagement and political involvement.

After college I worked as an Operations Manager for ATM Management in Westerville, Ohio and Director of the Columbus training school for the New Jersey-based company Computer Networking Technologies. In 2003, I helped my husband open his legal practice in Delaware, Ohio and have served as his office manager and legal assistant for 10 years.

I was born in Elyria, Ohio and raised by a single mother. Following much family heartbreak, I was placed in foster care just before my junior year of high school. Despite many personal challenges, I excelled academically being named student of the quarter and student of the month. I was heavily involved in extra-curricular activities such as theatre and choir. I graduated from Port Clinton High School and received the Orphans Foundation and Business and Professional Women’s Club scholarships.

My husband, Robert Owens and I have been married for 15 years and have a 3 year old son whom we named Kessler, after my foster parents, The Reverend Karl and Carol Kessler.”

“LIBERTY IS LOCAL 2013”

Saturday, August 24, 2013

United We Stand Festival (UWS)


Video Published By: Free And Equal | September 19, 2013

Event: Rescheduled to May 10, 2014 U.C.L.A's Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles, California

Website: United We Stand Festival
Facebook Event: United We Stand Festival

“United We Stand” Festival will be the kick-off event for igniting the grassroots movement to break the stranglehold of the two-party duopoly and reform the electoral process throughout the U.S. once and for all. This event will be featuring the music, excitement needed to create a truly successful movement of the voter youth! “United We Stand” Festival is the beginning of the SOLUTION to the political status quo problem.”

Confirmed Guests Update as of November 3, 2013

Abby Martin - (Citizen Journalist)
Adam Schmalholz - (National Poetry Slam Champion)
Amber Lyon - (Emmy Award- Winning Journalist)
Amelia Robinson - ( Leader Civil Rights Movement)
Ben Swann - (Reality Check - Truth in Media Project)
Britney Logan - (Co-Founder UCA Young Americans for Liberty)
Bryant J. Moy - (President YAL @ ASU)
Carl Gibson (Co founder US Uncut, editor Occupy.com) 

Christina Tobin - (Chair Free & Equal)
Cindy Sheehan - (Anti War Activist)
Dan Johnson - (People Against NDAA & PANDA)
Elizabeth Zero - (Comedian, Host, and Producer)
Freddy Sayegh - (Activist Celebrity Defense Attorney)
Gary Johnson - (Former Governor NM. 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate)
Golden State - (Los Angeles Rock Band)
Jessica Cone (President & Founder YAL @ UALR Chapter)
Jill Stein - (2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate)
Johnny Campbell - (Vietnam Veteran Singer/Songwriter)
Jon Goodhue (Musician)

Josh Tolley - (The Josh Tolley Show)
Judd Weiss - (Founder & Blogger Hustlebear.com)
Justin Jeffre - (98 Degrees) 

Justin Wedes - (Founding Member NYC General Assembly Occupy)
Kellee Maize - (Singer / Songwritter)
Kimberly and Foster Gamble – (Creators of THRIVE)
Krista Richards -(Singer Songwriter)

Lee Camp -(Comedian)
Lili Haydn - (Violinist, Singer, Composer)
Luke Rudkowski - (We Are Change)
Matt McKinney -(Co-Founder IntellectualRevolution.tv)
Maytha Alhassen -(Journalist, Poet)
Michael Levitin - (Journalist Editor-in-chief Occupy.com)
Paul Dougherty ( Director of Doughetry Laser vision)
Peter Joseph – (Founder Zeitgeist Movement)
Public Enemy - (American Hip Hop Group)
Richard Gage - (Architects & Engineers 911) 

Sabrina Fendrick – (NORML Woman's Alliance)
Saving Abel - (Rock Band)
Sean Stone - (Buzzsaw)
Sheriff Richard Mack - (Former Sheriff Graham Co. Arizona)
Tami Canal - (Founder March Against Monsanto)

(Tatiana Moroz - (Singer and Songwriter)
The Siren - (MTV Featured Artist)
 


Exclusive: NSA Using Copyright Claims To Crush Free Speech?



By: Ben Swann | August 20, 2013

Ben Swann Reality Check
Episode 3
NSA Using Copyright Claims To Crush Free Speech?

“Can a government agency block criticism by claiming copyright infringement? Sounds a bit ridiculous but it is happening.  The NSA is effectively stopping one small business owner from criticism, claiming that by using its name he has infringed on their copyright.
 
Can they do that?
 
This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.
 
This is a story I had a hard time believing until I looked into it for myself.  Here is the backstory.
 
Dan McCall is the owner of a company that makes snarky t-shirts.  The company is called Liberty Maniacs. Liberty Maniacs carry a number of t-shirts dealing with lack of privacy and the growing police state.  They sell on a site called www.Zazzle.com
 
None of it has been a problem—until Liberty Maniacs released a shirt called “The NSA.”
 
The image looks like the NSA logo but has a motto that is clearly a pun—“Peeping while you are sleeping”—followed by the phrase “The NSA, the only part of government that actually listens.”
 
Shortly after the shirt went online, www.Zazzle.com pulled the shirt from its website, sending this message: “Thank you for publishing products on Zazzle.
 
Unfortunately, it appears that your product, The NSA, contains content that is in conflict with one or more of our acceptable content guidelines. We will be removing this product from the Zazzle Marketplace shortly.
 
“Policy Notes: Design contains an image or text that may infringe on intellectual property rights. We have been contacted by the intellectual property right holder and we will be removing your product from Zazzle’s Marketplace due to infringement claims.”
 
Dan McCall, the owner of Liberty Maniacs spoke with me via Skype and says there were multiple items dealing with the NSA that were pulled down from Zazzle.
 
“In terms of shirts, two, and then maybe four or five bumper stickers.  Basically anything remotely relating to the NSA was taken down.  So I’m not sure if that was subsequently a blanket policy that Zazzle themselves put up because they don’t want to deal with the hassle and they didn’t want to spend time interpreting each thing knowing they would run into problems or if they were plugged into NSA legal and they were watching things as they go,” says McCall.
 
So to be clear, McCall was using the NSA logo, the NSA claimed copyright infringement and Zazzle.com pulled the content down.
 
In fairness, what McCall was doing does use the official logo of a government agency.  Can anyone just use that logo?  Actually, yes.  According to both the Electronic Freedom Foundation and the American Bar Association, “parody is recognized as a type of fair use, like other commentary and criticism, and courts recognize that a parody must often take recognizable elements from the work it comments upon.
 
Courts do distinguish parody from satire. Parody copies from the object it mocks…”
You can’t claim copyright infringement if your logo or image is used as part of a parody.  So the next question, is this logo a parody?

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, a parody “is the use of some elements of a prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least in part, comments on that author’s works. Like other forms of comment or criticism, parody can provide social benefit, by shedding light on an earlier work, and, in the process, creating a new one.”
 
“According to the [U.S. Supreme] Court, a parody is the ‘use of some elements of a prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least in part, comments on that author’s works.’ Id. at 580. Like other forms of comment or criticism, parody can provide social benefit, ‘by shedding light on an earlier work, and, in the process, creating a new one.’ Id.” –Juli Wilson Marshall, Nicholas J. Siciliano, Latham & Watkins LLP

McCall says, “I tried to visually take the most obvious direction at pointing at them that I could. It was their logo.  I just tried to adulterate it a little bit and put a few jabs in there and that will be it. So it wasn’t a huge design coup and it did the job basically.”
 
Now, what might be the most interesting twist in this entire story is that while the NSA is claiming copyright infringement against McCall for his parody, the NSA itself is facing accusations of true copyright infringement.
 
Take a look at this image.  This is the official NSA logo for the Prism program. Prism is, of course, the program that deals with NSA spying via email and phone records.
According to reports from England, the Prism image used here is being used without permission.
Adam Hart Davis is a well-known BBC presenter and the image belongs to him.  Here is the Davis pic.  As you can see, the NSA image is just Davis’ picture flipped upside down.  Adam’s son, Damon, who wrote about this in the Register Newspaper, claims that the image is free for use, but a donation is requested and, at minimum, use of the image requires a link to his photo gallery and acknowledgement, none of which he has received from the NSA.
 
What you need to know is that because the work put out by Liberty Maniacs is clearly a parody, it is not copyright infringement.  That is the easiest part of this story.
 
But the bigger issue here is the issue of free speech. It is a first amendment issue. McCall sees it that way as well.
 
“First amendment issues affect everybody and it specifically affects everybody who is expressing themselves—any artist, whether on the right or on the left or in the middle or whatever side.  If you are not allowed to express yourself artistically or in many other ways, we have taken a turn for the worse,” says McCall.
 
Bottom line, there is no gray area here.  But the NSA is a very powerful government agency. They don’t need a gray area or even to be right to get companies like Zazzle.com to cooperate.
This is why Internet piracy bills like SOPA and PIPA and CISPA are so dangerous.  If those bills become law, all the feds have to do is claim copyright infringement to shut down an entire site.  They don’t have to be right.
 
Dan McCall’s story is just a taste of what happens when government agencies decide they will enforce laws but not be subject to them.
 
And that is Reality Check.”
 
 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Ron Paul Channel ~ Turn On The Truth




Ron Paul Channel Trailer | July 10, 2013

About Us: “August 7, 2013 (Clute, Texas) – Today, former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul announced the Ron Paul Channel (www.RonPaulChannel.com) will launch the week of August 12, 2013 and rolled out new details about the Channel. Known for refusing to play by the establishment’s rules, Dr. Paul will air all original programming several times a week.

Since announcing the Ron Paul Channel’s creation solely on
Facebook and Twitter, more than 200,000 people have gone to www.RonPaulChannel.com to express interest in learning more about the channel and Dr. Paul’s programming.

The Ron Paul Channel will begin by providing fresh, engaging original programming each week, available to subscribers live or on-demand. Subscriptions will cost $9.95 per month and provide subscribers with direct access to Dr. Paul and a diverse array of guests.

“Americans are tired of the games and the lies of today’s media. They want the truth. I have been astonished by the flood of interest in the channel from tens of thousands of people in just a matter of hours,” said Paul. “Imagine this: no censors, no barricades, no statists. We will be able to engage viewers directly on subjects that matter most to them; from finances to civil liberties to foreign policy.”

The Ron Paul Channel expands upon Paul’s vast grassroots and online support, capitalizing on the increasing demand for accessible, interesting and original programming. The Ron Paul Channel will stream online, allowing subscribers to watch it when they want, where they want and on the device they want: internet-connected televisions, computers, tablets, and smart phones.

“The Ron Paul Channel will allow me to engage directly with viewers,” said Paul. “With the help of social media we can cut through the noise and get straight to the truth about subjects that matter most to you.”

http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

RJ HARRIS For Oklahoma Governor


Facebook: RJ. HarrisOfficial
Campaign Website: RJ. Harris Governor of Oklahoma

A Libertarian Democrat

“This Republic was founded on the principles of individual liberty, state sovereignty and economic freedom. In the last century socialists and corporatists from BOTH major parties have sought, and often succeeded, to pervert these very virtuous ends into collective Tyranny, social Justice, and involuntary Servitude by the force of legislation and in the face of the very constitutional protections designed to prevent such vile usurpations of We the People's consent to be governed. But now comes our moment to restore that which has been slowly taken from us by removing the cancer of corporatism and socialism from our government." ~ RJ Harris

RJ Harris is running against Oklahoma Governor (R) Mary Fallin. RJ Harris is committed to expanding and empowering constitutional principles. Mary Fallin has failed as a voice for liberty as Oklahoma Governor. In Congress she voted for corporate bailouts, the patriot act, for government spying programs, and has continued to violate individual liberties as Governor. RJ Harris will fight to defend individual liberties and the rule of law.”

Wake up Oklahoma; it's time to fight for Liberty!



Saturday, August 3, 2013

END THE IRS

Liberty-Pac: Alright folk's let's light it up! Get the word out. Let's get US. Senator Rand Pauls petition on the map. END THE IRS.

August 2, 2013 | Facebook RandPaul
Sign your Petition: END THE IRS

Sign your Petition: http://www.rand-2016.com/ati.aspx?pid=0801