Two petitions against the TSA

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  1. TSA News Blog

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    There are two petitions I’m asking you to sign. First off, I know petitions don’t, by themselves, effect change. I get it. But they still serve a useful purpose. They provide moral support to the person or organization sponsoring the petition. And they let other people know that they’re not alone. They are a way of communicating, a way of telling each other, “we’re all in this together.”​
    Our friends at Roots Action, who already posted an anti-TSA petition in October, have just posted a new one. They have a subscriber list of 180,000, and when however many of those subscribers checked out TSA News then, it crashed our server. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen again this time.
    Here’s the petition. Sign on, and it will automatically be sent to the White House and to your particular Senators and Congressional reps.
    Second, Maggie Yates Buckenmayer, who was assaulted by the TSA and about whom we wrote here, also has a petition. She’s asking you to sign it here.
    Please show these people and each other that you oppose the bullying, harassing, robbing, and other forms of assault perpetrated by the TSA. Stop TSA abuse. Make some noise.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The petition for Maggie requires a person to give up their Email address. Seems to be more interest in collecting peoples data rather than doing a petition.

    Correction, both petitions require an email. I have to wonder exactly what a petition has to do with my email. Sorry TSA News, I won't participate when personal information is being collected for unknown purposes.
     
  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    That's what throwaway email addresses are for...
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I don't see much benefit for these online petitions except for the organizations that collect all that personal info to use for future activities, most likely to include fundraising.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    RootsAction.org appears to be either a spinoff or closely associated with WarIsACrime.org -- extreme left political fringe aka "progressive". You can bet your email is going to be used -- both to solicit you and to misrepresent your support for them.

    From PRWatch, here's a piece on RootsAction.org:

    RootsAction.org Taps Into the Discontented Left

    A new, independent, progressive public interest group called RootsAction has formed to fight "a far-right Republican Party that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of corporate America, and a Democratic Party whose leadership is enmeshed with corporate power." RootsAction is an online campaign to address issues like the squandering of billions of taxpayer dollars on foreign wars that are generating hatred of the U.S. overseas, Wall Street schemes that are costing Americans their homes and the continuation of Bush administration policies under President Obama. The group is endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Laura Flanders and Coleen Rowley. RootsAction's goal is to organize Americans who are already politically active to help defeat corporate-financed media that utilizes fear, myth and outright lies to influence public opinion. RootsAction says the 2010 election shows "you can't beat heartless Republicans with spineless Democrats."

    Very sad to see TSA News descending to this stuff. That's two strikes in short order. One more & the automatic feed from TSA News will end.

    Towards the end of her posting here, Lisa was copying & pasting drivel from WarIsACrime.org & couldn't handle having it challenged. I'm not going to let one of our news feeds be a back door for that. Then again, maybe she's on the verge of flaming out at TSA News as she did at CogBlog, PBS and here.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    TSA News posts will now arrive in the "moderation queue" and won't be visible until stuff like this and diatribes about our "Overlords" are weeded out.
     

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