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The same tyrannical restrictions the ATF attempted to put in place in 2020 have once again reared their ugly heads to threaten the liberty of millions of Americans.
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mysharona1987 · 17 hours
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pharosproject · 18 hours
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Crayola Joe did that.
Crayola Joe did that!
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ayeforscotland · 2 months
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Holy shit.
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apas-95 · 4 months
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To put the US position more directly: “Almost everyone is going to get COVID [...] we have the tools to ensure that people [...] work.”
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funnytwittertweets · 3 months
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decolonize-the-left · 4 months
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When 3 in 4 (74%) adults in the U.S. connected the gas, electricity, phone or internet in a new home, ICE was able to automatically learn their new address. Almost all of that has been done warrantlessly and in secret.
Dated May, 10, 2022 a report published by Georgetown Law showed how invasive ICE reaches. Obtained through 200 FOIA requests, the reports says ICE has tracked civilians using utilities, drivers licenses, facial recognition, and even used vulnerable unaccompanied minors being held in detention to find more leads (specifically, searching for more of their family members without documentation) . And they do so without warrants or even informing state legislators. Even companies and corporations have shared info with with ICE without their knowledge or consent.
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"Most congressional leaders did not learn about ICE face recognition scans of DMV photos until The Washington Post ran an exposé on the practice, reporting on records obtained by the Center on Privacy & Technology. This exposé ran in 2019, over a decade after ICE penned its first known face recognition contract in 2008 for access to the Rhode Island driver database.
The fact that ICE was conducting face recognition scans on driver’s license photos came as a shock to senior lawmakers – even those with the greatest insight into DHS activities. On learning of the face scans, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the longtime chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, denounced the practice as “a massive, unwarranted intrusion into the privacy rights of Americans by the federal government, done secretly and without authorization by law.” ICE’s surveillance initiatives have regularly flown under Congress’ radar. While a few political leaders have pressed ICE in oversight letters and used appropriations riders to end the most aggressive of ICE’s actions, to date there has not been one full congressional hearing or Government Accountability Office (GAO) report focused on ICE surveillance."
Further, even when states become aware and make moves to block ICE from having this kind of access they just use a different door.
 In Washington, Governor Jay Inslee enacted a statewide policy to limit state agency cooperation with ICE only to discover that state licensing officials were routinely violating that policy. When state officials cut off ICE’s access to a state-run driver database, previously unseen records show that DHS searches of a separate network of driver data – one not operated by the state – nearly doubled. In Oregon, soon after lawmakers passed a law cutting off state data disclosures to ICE, the Oregon DMV signed agreements to sell its driver’s license records to Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the two primary data brokers that sell ICE access to driver information."
This is a HUGE breach of privacy and goes as far back as 2008 when ICE used facial recognition in Rhode Island under the Bush administration.
The article also discusses the potential danger this has to cause such a deep mistrust in government that it could cause folks to deny or reject state services to avoid being put in an ICE database or otherwise have their data used without knowledge or consent.
Likewise the report also has a section that advises how this privacy could be restored and corrected by Congress. Which means signal boost this. Congress was made aware of these breaches in 2019 and as of yet have done nothing to stop ICE or hold them accountable.
Which means it's on us to hold them accountable because once again the folks in Congress have shown they lack the ambition and initiative.
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jmtorres · 3 months
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hey everyone beware there are now scams out try get your college loan forgiveness money
i just got a voicemail about the $10,000 i could get and friends, i was fortunate enough to never take out loans for college so i KNOW this call was pure stinkin' BS
while the application for student debt forgiveness is not online yet, please make sure when you do fill it out you do it at a .gov official address.
Here's a Q&A about the program with a link to sign up to be emailed when the application is available. You will note it's on a .gov address so it's the real deal.
https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/
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politijohn · 9 months
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Yes, believe it or not, leaving a campaign promise unfulfilled is not a winning strategy
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idressgay · 4 months
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by AnnihilationUSA
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mysharona1987 · 3 months
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dduane · 2 months
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What interesting noises are going to start emitting from one particular US political party when they hear about this. :)
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How to help millions of disabled Americans
The SSI Restoration Act of 2021 is currently proposed to congress. We have until 2023 to get it passed (this post is dated March 30, 2022). SSI is a type of disability payment for disabled Americans. The bill will increase the SSI payment to the poverty level. Right now the maximum payment is 9528$ a year. It will allow disabled people on SSI to marry and not lose their income which they cannot do currently. Disabled Americans do not have marriage equality currently. It will increase the asset and income caps for SSI among other improvements.
Friends and I made a website that has all of this info plus a really easy way to send an email to your state reps. If you click the link below, you can send a letter of support for the SSI Restoration Act to your state reps. It’s already written and takes only a few minutes. Seriously it is ridiculously easy. These emails have more pull to reps than resistbot so please fill out if you can!
With our letter campaign, people have sent over 5,000 letters to representatives! We've decided to make a new campaign with updated information to send to reps. So if you have already sent one through fixssi.com, you can send another! And if you haven't please take the time to do so!
We also have a Facebook called "Campaign to Fix SSI" that you can follow for regular updates as well.
And if you are able to call state reps (which has the most influence) our website has a call script and lists of your reps phone numbers. Please follow the link below for that.
Please send a letter to your reps and boost! It could change the lives of millions of disabled Americans.
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apas-95 · 4 months
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epic "climate bill" from the biden admin
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funnytwittertweets · 3 months
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