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One Year Since We Learned of Massive Government Spying

“They Knew Our Secrets.  One Year Later, We Know Theirs.

“One year ago, the world had never heard of Edward Snowden, and we knew very little about the breathtaking scope of U.S. government surveillance. One year later, we are in a very different place….We know more than ever before about our government’s mass surveillance apparatus. We now have the power to rein it in.”

This also includes a powerful message from Edward Snowden on the one-year anniversary of his exposure of massive government spying on American citizens — and what you can do.

https://www.aclu.org/they-knew-our-secrets-one-year-later-we-know-theirs

Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eye_Spy.jpg by Lotusblak released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Preteen Gag Order: Welcome to Corporate America

462px-Young_girl_in_Mauritania_ForbiddenAt the age of 10 and 7, two American children had their freedom of speech legally truncated. By an agreement made by their parents, Chris and Stephanie Hallowich, a Pennsylvania boy and girl apparently cannot talk about fracking, shale gas drilling, for the rest of their lives.

While the $750,000 settlement was made in 2011, the terms were just now made public after a request by the Pittsburg Post Gazette.

The agreement was made between the Hallowich’s and three oil and gas companies in charge of drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale.  The family, who lived near the drilling and were opposed to fracking, claimed the process harmed their family’s health. Apparently the parents did not want their kids gagged, but otherwise could not get a settlement.

While gag orders are common for adults in such agreements, how can they be forced down the throats of two young children?

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/children-given-gag-order-in-pennsylvania-fracking-suit-settlement-194638861.html

Image adapted from “Young girl in Mauritania.jpg” by Ferdinand Reus from Arnhem, Holland.  This image is under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.  The original image is under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

The 22 Percenters

We welcome commentator Vern Avaritt’s second entry to our new blog.  Usual disclaimer: The opinions expressed are the commentor’s, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Loveshade Family.  The Loveshade Family has not verified the information or sources in this artlcle.

I recently saw on several progressive TV shows that there was a poll surveying Americans on whether they preferred the legislative branch: 1) creating jobs; 2) looking for scandals to place on the President. The answer: 73% were for creating jobs while 22% preferred congress using their time looking for scandals.

While everybody was applauding the 73%; I thought that the 22% was a hell of a lot of people.

Who are these 22%? They are mostly ultra conservative. Many are extremely religious Protestants. Many believe that the president is a Muslim and is not a citizen (therefore he cheated to become president). Some of them have guns and some of them even want a second Civil War (succeeding from the Union will do that).

In the 1930 Reichstag Elections, the Nazi Party won only 18.3% of the votes. They went on to win over Germany and almost succeeded in conquering the world. If the Nazis could do that with 18.3%, imagine what could be done with 22% of the vote. The big quote the Jews had in 1930’s Germany was “It can’t happen here”; boy were they surprised. A lot of people in America say “It can’t happen here”. Do you see a parallel? I am not saying run to Canada; but just watch to see how thing are going and if it starts to happen. Then run to Canada.

Here Are Some Interesting Facts:

18% believe in Geocentric Theory. There are some people who actually believe that the Earth is flat and the government is trying to cover it up (I don’t mean the Flat Earth Society).

Many people believe that condoms don’t work: 20% of men and 11% of women. Many people believe that abortion causes cancer. 30% believe that the Bible is ALL literally true (that means that bats are classified as birds; rabbits chew their cud; and locusts, and beetles have four legs). This author has read the Bible but he doesn’t take it to be the literal word of God. He also doesn’t believe that bats are birds, rabbits chew their cud, and locusts and beetles have four legs.

20% believe that the president is a Muslim.

25% believe that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is a hoax. What about Lamarck’s Theory of Evolution? Newton’s Laws are theories too; are they a hoax? What about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?

40% of people believe in Sarah Palin’s obvious lie about “Death Panels” in health care reform. Not that there are not people deciding to take people, who are sick, off of health care.

Only 50% of Americans believe that Judaism is older than Christianity or Islam. .How many of them read their Bible or Koran.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Geocentric Theory

http://www.alternet.org/story/148826/16_of_the_dumbest_things_americans_believe_–_and_the_right-wing_lies_behind_them http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0508/Things_Americans_believe.html

Flat Earth Society

http://theconspiracyexposed.blogspot.com/2010/02/those-who-still-believe-world-is-flat.html http://old.richarddawkins.net/articles/2941-do-they-really-think-the-earth-is-flat http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/fe-scidi.htm

Condoms Don’t Work

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/why-still-so-few-use-condoms/275301/ http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/life-and-family/sexuality-contraception/surprise-study-finds-condoms-dont-work/ http://aids.about.com/od/womenandhiv/a/Why-People-Dont-Use-Condoms-and-That-Includes-Women.htm

Abortion Causes Cancer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion%E2%80%93breast_cancer_hypothesis http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/is-abortion-linked-to-breast-cancer http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/abortion-miscarriage http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/abortion/after-an-abortion/how-abortion-hurts-women/

Bats are birds; Rabbits chew their cud; Some insects have four legs. The author has seen a lot of articles stating that the Bible says these things: I will give you one article:

http://biblebabble.curbjaw.com/errors.htm

Bible is Literally True

http://www.gallup.com/poll/27682/onethird-americans-believe-bible-literally-true.aspx http://www.gallup.com/poll/148427/say-bible-literally.aspx http://legacy.rasmussenreports.com/2005/Bible.htm http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/feb/16/20040216-113955-2061r/?page=all

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Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: Out of Print

edttos_frontcover_alp_noDoes Goddess Eris give es faithful followers immunity to the real world?  Apparently not.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is currently out of print.  ‘What?’ you say.  ‘Didn’t it just get published in October of last year (or March of last year depending upon whom you ask)?  What happened?  Was it:’

1) Because of death threats made against Reverend Loveshade?  No.  The latest threats were apparently someone’s idea of a joke.

2) Because of plagarism as accused on Amazon.com?  No.  The accusations were apparently someone’s idea of a joke.

3) Because the book is obscene/pornographic/illegal?  No.  The concerns were apparently someone’s paranoia.  The book’s contents really were inspected before publication by Government Agents.

4) Because Reverend Loveshade started a retro-hippie-anarchist-Kerista-Koresh-inspired-freelove-family-nudist commune invaded by government agents?  No.  The commune-in-progress was never invaded but quietly moved to another and better location and is alive, doing well, and slowly growing.

5) Because The Agents of Greyface, The Illuminati, and Adam Weishaupt are still out there?  Now you may be on to something.  But remember, it’s not over til it’s over….

Lowest listed price on Amazon.com for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is now $527.72 + $3.99 shipping.  Seriously.  Want one a whole lot cheaper?  We still have a few copies left.  Contact us at the address at discordia.loveshade.org.

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Rules for Posting and Finding Archived Posts

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Welcome to The Loveshade Family Blog 2013

New Blog

Yes, we have begun a new blog!  As of this writing, the old one (2006 to 2012) is unfortunately currently unavailable; we’ll post when it’s up for viewing.

Confessing Our Bias

We’ll be dealing with society, education, personal rights, politics, discordianism, freedom, and other issues from a personist point of view.  Personism means accepting each individual as a person and not a stereotype.  You are your own person.  We don’t believe in pigeonholing you or anyone as a gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, body type, or other category.  Real people can’t be crammed neatly into prefabricated boxes.

Rules

We don’t have many rules, but will enforce the ones we have.

1) No profanity or obscenity or pornography or anything illegal.  We aren’t afraid of certain words and types of images, but don’t want search engines restricting access to our site.  This is a site for anyone who wants to visit and participate.  Note: we do not automatically consider the unclothed human body to be pornography.

2) No hate speech, threats, etc.  Feel free to strongly disagree with anything we post, but let’s please keep it civil.  Making fun of us is fine.

3) Links are OK but no spam.  If your link fits the topic you’re commenting on, great.  Please don’t post direct links to sites that focus on things restricted in rule 1 or 2 (although we might accept an indirect link if it lets people know what it’s going to).

4) While we generally won’t, we reserve the right to edit your posts, but will indicate they’ve been edited.

5) Enjoy our site!

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