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Fighting for science and reason - Brian Sapient
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Assist protesters in DC – lives on hold to save America


We’re asking you to do whatever you can to mobilize, encourage and inspire people to get in the streets and to stay in the streets – today, tomorrow and in the days ahead. Not to engage in symbolic protest but to prevent this fascist regime from ruling.

Share this short statement wherever you can:

“Your financial support right now is essential. Refuse Fascism will be staying in the streets over the next days, aiming to push in every w

ay they can to call forward the millions who don’t want to live in a fascist America – aiming to prevent this regime from consolidating power. They’ve been covered all over the media, and you can get a feel for their presence in the streets at twitter.com/RefuseFascism

People have put their lives on hold, caravaning across the country, getting on buses, printing posters and hundreds of thousands of copies of the statement below. Make a generous contribution today to make all this possible.”

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Langur Monkeys show empathy during 6th mass extinction

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction on Earth. We’re losing mammals at 20-100 times the rate of the past. Scientists believe this is one of our fastest mass extinctions and humans are at risk. Two thirds of the worlds wildlife could be gone by 2020 if we don’t do more.
The Republican winter is upon us and it’s on us to escalate our efforts to replace the regression about to occur at the Federal level. I have compiled a list of the highest rated charities well suited for the work that is needed, please utilize my research and find the right cause for you to donate to. Change your actions, reduce your footprint, and spread the word.
At a time when people lacking empathy are taking control of the American government, it’s worth remembering, we’re not the only ones with that quality.

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Rudy Giuliani to fight cybersecurity, his website is hacked

This week Donald Trump tapped Rudy Giuliani to work on cyber defending America. He’s a good pick as his website was easily taken offline by a 400 lb 14 yr old on a bed in Jersey immediately following the announcement.

Rudy’s “security” company uses(used?) 5 yr old outdated Joomla, flash, public login for server and CMS, outdated PHP, an expired SSL certificate, and insecure http.

Let me make this easy for you to understand. If you took a college course called “Introduction to Cyber Security” you would learn that all of this is below basic protocols. Giuliani’s managment of his own security firm website would fail him in an introductory cyber security course.

Read more at Gizmodo.


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Donation & thanks to Congress people boycotting Trump inauguration

As you probably heard Representative John Lewis has called the election of Donald Trump, illegitimate.  He will not be attending the inauguration, the first since he was elected to congress 31 years ago.  In response, Donald Trump has taken to twitter to lie about John Lewis in a juvenile manner that illustrated Trump’s racism.

Support John Lewis and purchase one of his books now. In one day several have risen to top of sales charts.  Let’s keep them up and stand against racism.

In response, many democrats have decided to make their boycott of Trump’s inauguration public. This is unique as Congress people traditionally attend an inauguration to pay respect to our country’s process of allowing power to shift every 4 or 8 years.

If you’re like me, your searching for ways to ensure that we don’t become a fascist state, or regress significantly over the next few years.  Many of us have taken to calling our congress people everyday and following the lessons we’ve learned in Indivisible.


I’ve decided I would donate to the Congress people that are boycotting the Inauguration.  My family recently restructured our budget, cut our leisure budget 90% and will be donating all of that money to prop up America through her rough patch.  I’ve created a list of important charities that are highly rated and extremely efficient, please use it, spread it, support them.  You can also subscribe(free) to the posts from these charities in twitter list and make sure to retweet them to advance their efforts.

In researching the Congress people that are boycotting the Trump inauguration I looked into how close their last election race was.  I found a few that were uncontested and several others that won in landslides.  There are a few Congress people that had slightly closer contests, and I think it would be nice if we sent them a donation to ensure their future success, and let them know we support their boycott.

Listed below are Congress people that are boycotting the inauguration of Donald Trump, in order of how close their victory was.


Thank you Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire District 1 beat a Republican incumbent by just 1.3%!  Make sure you send her a donation so that she’ll maintain her seat in her next election! Call to thank her: 202-225-5456 Donate to Carol Shea-Porter here.

“Instead of going to the Inauguration, I’ll go to religious services to pray for all of our leaders and people, then will serve my district.” – Carol Shea-Porter


Thank you Kurt Schrader of Oregon District 5.  He won by a 10.5% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 503-588-9100 Donate to Kurt Schrader here.

“I’m just not a big Trump fan. I’ve met the guy and never been impressed with him. I’ll do my best to work with him when I think he’s doing the right thing for the country. But he hasn’t proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular ceremony.” – Kurt Schrader


Thank you Pramila Jayapal of Washington District 7.  She won by a 12% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-3106 Donate to Pramila Jayapal here.

“Said last wk that I wasn’t attending inauguration.Will be hosting #immigration roundtable in-district, then marching in #WomensMarch on 21st” – Pramila Jayapal


Thank you Darren Soto of Florida District 9.  He won by a 15% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 202-225-9889 Donate to Darren Soto here.

“I am deeply disappointed with Trump’s attacks against civil rights hero John Lewis and will not be attending the inauguration as a result” – Darren Soto


Thank you Chellie Pingree of Maine District 1.  He won by a 16% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-6116 Donate to Chellie Pingree here.

“President-elect Trump’s actions go beyond any kind of reasonable debate—they threaten the constitutional values our country is based on. I won’t dignify or normalize those threats by standing by at his ceremony” – Chellie Pingree


Thank you Mark Takano of California District 41.  He won by a 30% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 951-534-6647 Donate to Mark Takano here.

“I stand with @repjohnlewis and I will not be attending the inauguration” – Mark Takano 


Thank you Ted Lieu of California District 33.  He won by a 33% margin in 2016, and also exposed Trump for lying about Russian hacking. Call to thank him: 323-651-1040 Donate to Ted Lieu here.

“While I do not dispute that Trump won the Electoral College, I cannot normalize his behavior or the disparaging and un-American statements he has made.  I can only hope that Trump will govern differently than he has campaigned. For me, the personal decision not to attend the Inauguration is quite simple: Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis? I am standing with John Lewis.” – Ted Lieu

I’ll update this list if there are any other’s that live in districts with closer races than the above distinguished Congressional Representatives.









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Is this your unethical Republican Congressperson?

Zephyr Teachout ran an activist call in campaign to find out the names of the people that voted to gut the office of government ethics.  The only people that are on record as having voted to destroy ethical oversight of Congress were Republicans.

If one of the people below is your Republican congressperson, I highly suggest you pump as much money as you can into their next Democratic opponent.  Volunteer for their opponent.  Call them on the phone and tell them you lost respect for them trying to gut the office of ethics.

Call them and tell them to support better healthcare for Americans, suggest a public option or universal healthcare.

Marsha Blackburn  (202) 225-2811
Jim Bridenstine (202) 225-2211
Jason Chaffetz (202) 225-7751
Doug Collins (202) 225-9893
Chris Collins (202) 225-5265
Carlos Curbelo (202) 225-2778
Blake Farenthold (202) 225-7742
Bill Flores (202) 225-6105
Jeff Fortenberry (202) 225-4806
Bob Goodlatte (202) 225-5431
Paul Gosar (202) 225-2315
Sam Graves (202) 225-7041
Brett Guthrie (202) 225-3501
Vicky Hartzler (202) 225-2876
Jim Jordan (202) 225-2676
Mike Kelly (202) 225-5406
Steve King (202) 225-4426
Jason Lewis (202) 225-2271
Mia Love (202) 225-3011
Pete Olson (202) 225-5951
Stevan Pearce (202) 225-2365
Scott Perry (202) 225-5836
David Reichert (202) 225-7761
Tom Rice (202) 225-9895
Martha Roby (202) 225-2901
Harold Rogers (202) 225-4601
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (202) 225-3931
Peter Roskam (202) 225-4561
David Rouzer (202) 225-2731
Steve Russell (202) 225-2132
John Shimkus (202) 225-5271
Chris Stewart (202) 225-9730

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Find out who voted to gut the Office of Government Ethics

House Republicans on Monday voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption scandals sent members to prison.

What’s worse, they are trying to keep their votes a secret.

While the House GOP stripped the new rule today once their efforts were exposed, it is still extremely important to find out which members voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics in the first place. Knowing who’s willing to take this step will be key to stopping them from trying again in the future.

Zephyr Teachout is working with the Sunlight Foundation, Demand Progress, and dozens of other groups so we can track who voted to gut their own ethics agency. If Republicans are going to try gut the office that checks corruption in Congress, we deserve to know who voted to make it happen.

Please CALL your Member of Congress and ask the staffer that answers: “Did you vote for the Goodlatte Amendment to gut the Office of Government Ethics?” Report what the Congressmember told you and we’ll add to the public whipsheet.

Content from an activist email from Zephyr Teachout.

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