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"National Defense Authorization Act"

I've been trying to keep any political stuff out of the OBTJ but, since the media has nearly completely blacked this out, I know it needs to get in front of as many folks as possible.

Last Week, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill allowing American citizens to be detained - indefinitely, without ANY due process and for ANY reason - on American soil. Please read:

Business Insider


Then, contact President Obama. Tell him if he doesn't make good on his promise to veto, he'll be moving out of the White House in January 2013. It's time for him to stop making empty promises! If he reneges, our Bill of Rights is shredded once and for all!

Contact the White House


"Watch Those Ads!"

I've been seeing a lot of ads for Search Engine Optimization, lately. They all claim to get you on the first page of Google. Just a quick warning ... If these hot shots hook more than 12 customers (collectively), SOMEONE ain't gonna be on the first page! Be forewarned before spending your hard earned money here.


"A Great Speech"

On November 22, Dan Rather received the Committee to Protect Journalists' Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

I think you'll both enjoy and be surprised at what he had to say:

Dan Rather's Talk


Tech Companies Lobby Congress

This is just ridiculous! Be sure to read:

Full Article


Where do you stand on these issues?


SOURCES:

Business Insider
Chamber of Commerce - on the Web - Government Contacts
RSN
San Francisco Chronicle

"Toys for Tots"


"Internet Toy Drive"

It has always been in November when I started alerting you to the Internet Toy Drive in conjunction with the U.S. Marines' "Toys for Tots." For 10 years, Rick Beneteau and I ran that project, kicking it off on Thanksgiving Day.

Rick acted as webmaster for the web site, we both promoted and, for several years, I provided my PayPal account for donations, paying the fees myself - as well as writing articles and leading most of our association members in promoting it through their own resources.

Over the years, we provided thousands and thousands of dollars to buy Christmas gifts for needy kids who otherwise would have had nothing on Christmas morning. I'm extremely proud of that project - and of our members' part in it. We carried the Internet Toy Drive every step of the way!

However ...

Without going into a lot of explanation, I am asking you this year to simply make your donations directly at the "Toys for Tots" web site. Rick has redirected the Internet Toy Drive web site to the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation at:

Toys for Tots

If you have ever contributed to this project, I know you will be contacted directly by "Toys for Tots" for this year's donation. So, I don't feel that anything will be lost for the kids.

Still, somehow, it seems to be the end of an era ...

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