Tim saw attending the auction as convergence of three issues. Most importantly climate change, the attach on our democracy (a lack of transparency and that the public had been locked out of the decision making process for public land), and the destruction of our natural heritage.
Earlier this month he was convicted of 2 felony counts for disrupting the auction. The max sentence is 10 years but its looking like 2-5 years.
The jury wasn’t allowed to hear that the auction was overturned because the Gov. admitted it was illegal to begin w. Also he DID raise the money he bid before it was due and the Bureau of Land Management refused to take it saying he wasn’t a legitimate bidder. The prosecuting attorney asked Tim if he was a bona fide bidder. Tim asked him to define what he meant to which the question was withdrawn.
I’m not sure why this anonymous congressman has the power to call Washington DC to speak to someone about an e-mail (inquiring about the ethical business practices of one of his legal contributors, saying he’d return the money if their values didn’t line up with his own) Tim sent to a friend or why the prison then, taking the stateless congressmans word, sent Tim to isolated confinement. Obviously people outside the prison should not have the authority to make judgment calls that place prisoners in situations human rights activists have said are inhumane.
Further, the day after Jeff Goodell wrote about this in Rolling Stone Tim was released from isolated confinement. I WANT TO KNOW THE CONGRESSMAN’S NAME and why this e-mail pissed him off so fucking much.
Ever wonder how all this evil legislation passes not in 1 state but 3 or 5? This dangerous front group for super conservative corporations writes a law, basically copies it replacing one states name w another, then sends it to our representatives w a little pot-it note wink and a nudge about Coke Co., the NRA, etc. ALEC is largely responsible for the crazy ‘Stand Your Ground' laws.
“I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist, racist capitalist dogs like Ronald Reagan, who come right out and let you know where they’re from. And on the opposite end, you have the left, who are supposed to be committed to justice, equality, and human rights. And somewhere between these two points is the liberal. As far as I’m concerned, ‘liberal’ is the most meaningless word in the dictionary. History has shown me that as long as some white middle class people can live high on the hog, take vacations to Europe, send their children to private schools, and the reap the benefits of their white skin privileges, then they are ‘liberals’. But when times get hard and money gets tight, they pull off that liberal mask and you think you’re talking to Adolf Hitler. They feel sorry for the so-called underprivileged just as long as they can maintain their own privileges.”—
When you disagree and let it happen you are just as guilty. And a spineless piece of shit.
They might be the next Napster, but I thought Napster was RAD. I’m more than a little into Pintrest. It’s fun and it lets me organize this wide internet visually in a way that I understand. RAD.
ALSO, intellectual property? UGGHHH… give it up already. I am for freely sharing information. Lynux instead of Windows if you will. Give credit where its due but get in there, make it your own, make it better, or just fuck shit up.
Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority WhipDebbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.
“I believe we live in America. (right so far) We don’t live in the Soviet Union, (by default - still correct. Wait, does she not know the SU doesn’t exist?) ” Lesko said. “So, government should not be telling the organizations or mom and pop employers to do something against their moral beliefs.” (yeah… remember when employers didn’t hire women, minorities, union members, etc?) “My whole legislation is about our First Amendment rights and freedom of religion,” Lesko said. “All my bill does is that an employer can opt out of the mandate if they have any religious objections.”
When will conservatives stop pinning their ugly hearts on religion? But what about medical records being private? You know, HIPAA and all? And although I understand employers typically pay for some of the insurance they choose to provide they don’t pay the co-pays. And, as a sexually active atheist that doesn’t care to have children in the foreseeable future, and a feminist that really would rather see children come into families that are prepared and excited for them… I’d never think to ask possible employees to discuss their personal morality around reproductive rights with me. And, FUCK YOU VERY MUCH Debbie. STOP IT.
Of course the president of Arizona’s Planned Parenthood opposes HB 2625 and any bill against the accessibility of woman’s health care in Arizona.
BOTTOM LINE - Employers will be able to fire women who use BC pills for contraception.
I’d encourage you to google protests Debbie Lesko. It appears she follows the money trail. beenaround2 said: "Thanks you Bob Sloan for your full understanding of what ALEC is doing, has done, and will continue to do if not stopped. This secret conglomerate of self-serving vested corporate interests has been buying corruptible lawmakers, for the sole purpose of bettering their profit margins, for many years now. They must be exposed and stopped. The lawmakers who submit to their purchasing power, we’re finding, are commonly those who wrap themselves in the flag, the faux "patriots." such as Lesko and Pearce."
And then there is this from www.diegueno.tumblr.com: Arizona House Majority Whip and ALEC State Chair Rep. Debbie Lesko kicked off her remarks on the Novartis stage with open mockery of ALEC’s critics. As she spoke several protesters were being processed for detention at Maricopa County jail. “We have some critics–we saw a few of them outside–because a group recently wrote a large report criticizing ALEC,” said Lesko, referencing a report (“ALEC in Arizona: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in the Halls of Arizona’s Legislature”) released two days earlier by People for the American Way Foundation and Common Cause. “And so, what better way is there to explain Arizona’s involvement in ALEC than by reading right from that very report? So, here we go: ” ‘Arizona has one of the highest concentrations of ALEC legislators of any state in the United States,’ ” Lesko began. Uproarious applause. ” ‘At least 50 of the 90 legislators now serving in the legislature are ALEC members…’ “ Uproarious applause, with some shouts of woo! thrown in. “Yay Arizona!” said Lesko. ” ‘Two-thirds of the Republican leadership in the Arizona House and Senate are ALEC members and the last three Arizona Senate presidents–including the current one–all served in ALEC roles.’ “ “Way to go Arizona!” shouted Lesko. Uproarious applause. Uproarious applause. ” ‘At least 50 of the 90 legislators now serving in the legislature are ALEC members…’ “ Uproarious applause, with some shouts of woo! thrown in. “Yay Arizona!” said Lesko. ” ‘Two-thirds of the Republican leadership in the Arizona House and Senate are ALEC members and the last three Arizona Senate presidents–including the current one–all served in ALEC roles.’ “ “Way to go Arizona!” shouted Lesko. Uproarious applause.
“Today’s decision is key in the fight to end impunity in the DRC,” states Roger Meece, the United Nations Special Representative for the DRC. “It sends a powerful message to the individuals responsible for grave human rights violations that they will be held accountable for their actions. We strongly urge national authorities to pursue actively investigations and hold to account all who have committed human rights violations”.