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Petition to Ajit Pai, Donald Trump, Cheryl King

Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality

While many of you may think that you are secure on the internet, none of you are. How many of you have a Gmail? How about a Google plus or a twitter account? YouTube? These programs are tracking you. Public law 115-22, passed on April 3, takes privacy protection to a whole new level. On December 16, 2016, the Obama administration and The FCC (Federal Communications Commission), passed a law relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”, or FCC 16-148. While you can feel free to Google that, it’s a 72-page document, so I’ll just give you the gist of it. This new law protected Net Neutrality and customer privacy. Internet Service providers such as Verizon now had to protect their subscribers from cyberattacks, report any cyberattacks, protect their subscriber’s privacy, and could not sell user data. Consider this: you pay for Internet. You don’t pay for Google or Twitter. Google and twitter’s services are free. Google only makes $32 dollars off you. If you had been willing to pay just $32, you could get Google without trackers! But in the early 2000’s, the consumers decided that they didn’t want to pay for internet services. So, websites like Tripod (The precursor of Myspace, which was the precursor of Facebook, etc.), started placing ads on their pages. This worked great for a while, up until some executive decided that they could make more money if they targeted specific users. (Ad Networks pay-per-click, which means the more clicks on an ad, the more the website makes.) And so tracking was born! But back to Public law 115-22. No only does this law remove online privacy protections, but it also means that ISPs no longer have to report cyberattacks, so your passwords, Social Security Number, and more could be compromised, and Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Bell, or whatever ISP you use, wouldn’t even have to tell you! And guess what? That data that ISPs now have access to means that they are making even more money by selling your data that you pay them to acquire. Not to mention, Net Neutrality is down the toilet as well, which means that the internet could be more like a TV service, where you pay for individual sites, or websites like Netflix would have to pay to deliver their content to customers on that ISP. So what can you do? You can sign my petition, or talk to your local congressman. And to protect your data, you can sign up for a VPN like Tunnel Bear, or use TOR, i2p, or freenet. You can also look for a green lock on the upper left hand corner of your browser to ensure that the site that you are browsing is secure. But most importantly, you need to stay aware of what you are sharing online, and who you are sharing it with. And remember, your data isn’t yours anymore when it’s on the Internet.  

Daniel Meskin
1,847 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Jessie Liu, John Gidez, Robin Ashton, Michael Horowitz, Sarah Flores

Drop the Charges Against Trump's First Political Prisoners

On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C. to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump. A wide variety of demonstrations countered the spectacle of the inauguration, making it clear to the world that many of us reject Trump's cruel and divisive leadership.  A day of defeat became a moment of resistance, and set the stage for the travel ban protests that followed. While Trump and his army of trolls have encountered few meaningful obstacles in the halls of power, grassroots resistance has persisted. Unfortunately, with resistance comes repression. After terrorizing protesters with pepper spray and ‘stinger’ grenades, DC police cordoned off an entire city block and mass-arrested more than 230 people. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff (under the authority of U.S. Attorneys Channing Phillips and Jessie Liu) later sought an indictment charging more than 200 people with at least eight felonies each—for rioting, inciting a riot, conspiracy to riot, and property destruction—punishable by up to 75 years in prison. (Read more about the prosecutions here: With these unprecedented, excessive charges, the state is cracking down on dissent - allowing Trump to pursue his agenda challenged only by symbolic hand-wringing. This strategy corresponds with a broader wave of repression, from arrests and grand jury investigations of Indigenous water protectors at #StandingRock, to the demonization of #BlackLivesMatter. Just as our struggles are connected, these arrests represent a threat to all people fighting for true freedom, dignity, and autonomy.  Join the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Partnership For Civil Justice Fund, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and other civil liberties advocates in standing with the J20 defendants. Call on the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia to immediately drop all charges. --------------------------- Learn more at Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and share this petition with your friends and family! (and use #dropj20 !)

4,132 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to THE US SENATE, The US Congress, Department of Justice, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of National Intelligence, United States Office of Special Counsel, Director of Central Intelligence, Director of NSA, The Supreme Court of the United States, Office of the Special Prosecutor

IMPEACH: Legal Removal of President & Vice President, et al., for Misprision of Treason

A Petition for:  The legal impeachment and or legal removal of The President & Vice President, et al., for Treason and Misprision of Treason. Regarding the known and recorded activities of: D.J. Trump Sr., M. Pence, S. Bannon, P. Manafort, C. Page, LTG. M. Flynn, R. Stone, R. Tillerson, S. Miller, S. Mnuchin, J.C. Kushner, J. Kushner, R. Giuliani, M. McConnell, P. Ryan, J. Chaffetz, B. Epshteyn, J. Sessions, K. Conway, S. Spicer, R.L. Mercer, R. Mercer, D. Mercer, C. Koch, D. Koch, K. Rove, W. Deng Murdoch, A. Scaramucci, C. Lewandowski, D.J. Trump Jr., E. Trump, I.M. Trump, I.M. Trump, M.K. Trump, John & Jane Doe; et. al. (1-100) That the above parties having had certain knowledge of relationships of one Donald John Trump with numerous Russian oligarchs and one Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, a former high ranking KGB officer, who is the current President of the Russian Federation, (a nation that has clearly positioned itself as the foremost geopolitical and military enemy of the United States, NATO and EU); did not find patriotic merit in informing any US authorities of the 'clear and present US national security threat danger' posed when said individual Donald John Trump ran for President of the United States, are thus guilty of :  18 U.S. Code § 2382 "Misprision of Treason" "Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both."(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.) Its is therefore our desire that the above individuals as named above, be charged, brought to swift trial, impeached, if guilty, punished according to all applicable US statutes, and prevented from holding any further US public office, forever. So that the nightmare of having traitors to our nation, in charge of our nation's affairs and our nuclear deterrent forces, might be swiftly rectified,   we additionally request that Clinton / Kaine be simply declared the overall victors of the 2016 popular count election and installed immediately. The Clinton / Kaine overwhelming popular vote majority of 65,844,954 (48.2%) to 62,979,879 (46.1%) was such an overwhelming 2.9 million American citizen majority that it must finally be respected as such, anything else is denying mathematical reality and the Federalist founders ultimate intent of "one person, one vote" as the foundational bedrock of our republic's constitutional democracy.  The voice of the majority population of the People of the United States must now finally be heard, so that a rational, sane, secure, continuity of government might prevail even as the current emergency is simultaneously resolved. VERIFIABLE FACTS: Director of The National Security Agency (NSA), Admiral Michael Rogers, said that there shouldn’t be “any doubt in anybody’s mind” that another country tampered with the U.S. election. During the 2016 election time period, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) publicly revealed that elements of Russian intelligence agencies, namely GRU, (Main Intelligence Agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation / Гла́вное разве́дывательное управле́ние), had covert interest in the US Presidential campaign of Donald John Trump. The most sensitive activity of the GRU is gathering intelligence on American leaders. Furthermore it was known by the above individuals that Donald John Trump's main advisor, one Paul Manafort, had previously worked extensively on behalf of Putin's ally, pro-Russian Ukrainian dictator Yanukovych between 2007 and 2012. For those services, Manafort received $12.7 million in cash payments from Yanukovych’s political party. It was also known by the above individuals that on December 10, 2015, one LTG Michael Thomas Flynn  (USA ret.), the fired former Director of The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); was the personal dinner guest in Moscow of Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (former Director of the FSB, successor Russian intelligence agency to the Soviet KGB). Even after that news of that improper trip became public, LTG Michael Thomas Flynn was still drafted by the Trump campaign in February of 2016 to serve as one of its key advisors. Furthermore, in July of 2016, LTG Michael Thomas Flynn was officially being considered as Donald John Trump's Vice-Presidential running mate. LTG Michael Thomas Flynn confirmed that he had submitted his vetting documents to the campaign and that he was fully willing to accept the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination if chosen.  During that period, the Democratic National Committee was cyber-attacked by parties connected to the Russian military security service GRU, who stole US emails (in violation of US laws) who then forwarded doctored versions to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks in Europe; as part of a GRU intelligence campaign of 'Active Measures' (активные мероприятия) to spread disinformation among the US voting electorate, to help Donald John Trump during the 2016 US presidential election. During that exact same time period, computer experts determined that there were continuous, covert, computer communications via KGB founded Russian Alfa Bank and Donald John Trump's campaign. On November 10, 2016, president-elect Donald John Trump met with then President Obama at the White House. In their meeting, President Obama pointedly warned Donald John Trump NOT to hire LTG Michael Thomas Flynn under any circumstances, due to his Putin connections. Despite that face to face warning from President Obama, on November 18, 2016, president-elect Donald John Trump's offered the key position of US National Security Advisor to LTG Michael Thomas Flynn. This appointment was offered even though, he had already drawn repeated harsh public and private criticism for what sources then described as his unusually close and improper (form a counter-intelligence standpoint) personal relations with officials of the hostile Russian government.  In complete disregard of that glaringly inconsistent anomaly, LTG Michael Thomas Flynn was still personally selected by Donald John Trump (and his transition team headed by Vice-President elect Michael Richard Pence) to be the next US National Security Advisor, a key position of strategic and paramount import that is the nexus between the military and intelligence security elements of the United States government and the Presidency of the United States. The potential importance to the United States of the proper vetting of that key position in any administration, can be understood by the official duties of the US National Security Advisor (APNSA); which are to coordinate US defense, foreign affairs, international economic policy, and all global intelligence while yet properly controlling the flow of information to the President. On 29 December 2016, the Obama administration White House sanctioned the GRU (ГРУ Генера́льного шта́ба) and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation known as FSB, (Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации - ФСБ) for alleged tampering and disinformation during the 2016 US presidential election. In addition, the Obama administration Department of State also declared 35 Russian diplomats persona non grata and denied Russian diplomatic staff access to two Russian government-owned compounds in Maryland and New York.  The Obama administration White House also sanctioned several GRU officials including GRU Chief Igor Valentinovich Korobov, Deputy Chief Sergey Aleksandrovich Gizunov, and First Deputy Chiefs Igor Olegovich Kostyukov and Vladimir Stepanovich Alexseyev. On that very same day, December 29, 2016, (during the Obama administration), LTG Michael Thomas Flynn spoke personally with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the very same day the Obama administration announced retaliatory measures in response to Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign; if there was intent to interfere with or defeat said measures, this clearly constitutes a felony violation under the Logan act.  Donald John Trump's incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer, said he doubted that LTG Michael Thomas Flynn and Sergey Kislyak discussed the retaliatory measures. The Wall Street Journal reported on January 22, 2017, that LTG Michael Thomas Flynn was under investigation by U.S. counterintelligence for his numerous communications with high ranking Russian officials and Russian intelligence agents.  On February 9, 2017, U.S. intelligence officials shared an account of the transcripts of LTG Michael Thomas Flynn's interactions with Sergey Kislyak, which indicated that he did indeed discuss the sanctions placed on Russia by the Obama administration, and LTG Michael Thomas Flynn's spokesman released a statement that LTG Michael Thomas Flynn “indicated that while he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up.” It is now further proven by US intel intercepts that Donald John Trump personally, and his representatives individually, and severally (such as LTG Michael Thomas Flynn and Manafort) have personally visited, communicated with, and taken monetary (and in kind) payments from officials of the Russian state, as well as oligarchs and organizations during the 2016 campaign. This was in direct violation of numerous US laws pertaining to election tampering, espionage, diplomacy, and treason.  During the campaign we have heard Donald John Trump, on numerous occasions, oddly praise Russian President Putin, while condemning US allies as Germany, Japan, Ukraine, NATO and the EU, as well as excoriating the US Intelligence Community, insulting our Armed Forces' hard working and experienced battlefield troops and their general officers, and even bashing the Gold Star Mother of Capt. Khan, who died while preventing a suicide attack upon a mess hall near Baqubah, Iraq, and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. As if all of that was not tragic enough, the Trump administration is also doing serious harm to America’s longstanding global intelligence partnerships. A mere three weeks after the inauguration, Donald John Trump has repeatedly gone out of his way to delegitimize our nation's brave intelligence officers (who have served this nation in secret, faithfully, and with honor, since Nathan Hale in 1776), mocking these thousands of quiet, brave, men and women publicly, and in demeaning their precious work, he has even incredibly blown off receiving the PDB (President's Daily Briefing), a brief of the most important daily classified information on national security collected by our 17 U.S. intelligence agencies and given to the President of the United States every morning precisely at 0745 hours, as it has been with every Commander in Chief since JFK. An unnamed US intelligence official said in deep frustration: "Since January 20, we’ve assumed that the Kremlin has human ears inside the White House Situation Room... There’s not much the Russians don’t know at this point..." On January 29, 2017,  Donald John Trump suddenly restructured the National Security Council's core "Principals Committee" Donald John Trump gave a permanent invitation to Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist, while at the same time eliminating the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of National Intelligence, thus depriving both the Pentagon and US Intelligence Community of any direct way to advise, consent, or dissent to any actions planned by the President and remaining NSC members, 'in the room', face to face. In the modern history of our nation, this is the first time that the Pentagon and the Intelligence Community have been removed from the direct decision making process.  In an era when the entire world can be wiped out in in a thermonuclear exchange and 9200 U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear weapons (on high-alert) can be launched in 2 to 3 minutes, and a mass extinction event occur, removal of the Pentagon and the Intelligence Community from the NSC as brakes upon accidental war, or to prevent a "Pearl Harbor Style" sneak attack upon the US (or our NATO & EU allies), is just highly illogical, and profoundly disturbing. Finally, on May 9, 2017, Donald John Trump became only the second United States president to fire the Director of the FBI, who was heading up two separate investigations into the relationships between the Trump campaign, Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Russian intelligence and Russian oligarchs. Naturally, Americans wanted to know: Why? The exact answer remained elusive over the course of three days following the announcement. Trump and his White House gave numerous, contradictory explanations for James B. Comey’s firing. The ORIGINAL explanation by Donald John Trump and his administration was that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions initiated Comey’s firing. In a letter to US AG Sessions, Rosenstein criticized Comey’s handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server use as secretary of state. He did not explicitly call for his dismissal. US AG Sessions forwarded the Rosenstein letter to Donald John Trump , recommending he remove Director Comey. US AG Sessions stated: “Based on my evaluation, and for the reasons expressed by the Deputy Attorney General in the attached memorandum, I have concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI.” Donald John Trump then wrote a letter to Director Comey, saying he was acting on their recommendation. The next day, May 10, 2017, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders fully contradicted that version of events and revealed that Donald John Trump had himself actually asked for the recommendation of Rosenstein and Sessions. That very same day, May 10, 2017, Donald John Trump jovially met with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Kisalyak (whom ODNI outed as THE Russian spy master in the United States). This meeting in the Oval Office was unusual in its timing and in the fact that only the Russian state media 'TASS" was allowed. ALL American news media were summarily banned. In that same meeting, according to current and former U.S. officials, Donald John Trump deliberately revealed, highly classified, 'above Top Secret', foreign ally obtained intelligence information to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Kisalyak. U.S. officials said Trump’s unprecedented disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State (ISIL), as well as jeopardizing US and Foreign Ally intel field assets. The information Donald John Trump leaked in the meeting, had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from US allies and tightly restricted even within our U.S. government, officials said.  The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to deliberately do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After the Oval Office meeting, senior White House officials took steps to immediately contain the damage, placing calls to ODNI, CIA, and the National Security Agency. “This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.” Furthermore, Donald John Trump also told Lavrov and Kislyak that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. ... “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” Donald John Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.” The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Donald John Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives.  The White House document that contained Donald John Trump's comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. The next day, Thursday, May 11, 2017, NBC aired an interview with Donald John Trump. In the interview, Donald John Trump offered yet another reason for firing Comey: The FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. In the interview with Lester Holt on 'NBC Nightly News', Donald John Trump said: "There is no collusion and everybody has said — and I think you will admit that — there's no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians." “Regardless of any recommendation, I was going to fire Comey” Donald John Trump thus violated Federal Obstruction of Justice statutes, by firing the FBI Director who was the nexus of the criminal investigation into Donald John Trump's presidential campaign, his global business dealings, as well as additional US counter-intelligence, and FISA findings. Donald John Trump then went on to maintain that Comey's dismissal would not impede the FBI’s investigation, which he said:  "It should be over with...  “As far as I’m concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly” ... “But I said to myself, I might even lengthen out the investigation”  There can be no question in any rational person's mind that by firing Director Comey, Donald John Trump was attempting to cover up the multiple investigations into his myriad political and business dealings with Russia. In these ways and others, Donald John Trump (and cohorts) have clearly adhered to the enemies of the United States while simultaneously weakening United States defense, intelligence, and geopolitical posture. There is no question that these individuals have seriously violated the Hatch and Logan Acts and committed acts of treason, and clear concealments of treason under:  18 U.S. Code § 2381 "Treason",  18 U.S. Code § 2382 "Misprision of Treason",  "Obstruction of Justice" 18 U.S. Code § 1512 (tampering with federal witnesses), 18 U.S. Code § 1513 (retaliating against federal witnesses), 18 U.S. Code § 1503 (obstruction of pending federal court proceedings), 18 U.S. Code § 1505 (obstruction of pending congressional or federal administrative proceedings), 18 U.S. Code § 371 (conspiracy). IN CONCLUSION What we have here before us is Vladimir Putin's concerted attempt at a permanent political and military realignment and reversion of United States policies towards Russia via  purported blackmail influence over the Trump Presidency. If left unchecked, the Destruction of America & NATO from WITHIN via Donald John Trump, shall be the end result of Putin's determined chess game. This destruction of the United States, NATO, and the EU shall finally facilitate Putin's decades long dreams of an expansionist 'Greater Russia' not only in predominate control of Eastern Europe but also of Western Europe and the United States, as well.  After the significant revelations of the Putin / Trump / Manafort / Panama Papers.... the apparent quid pro quo between Trump & Putin for Ukraine / Baltics / NATO / EU, the failure of Trump to publicly reveal sources of income in his taxes, etc.; it must be clearly affirmed that no one, not even the President of the United States is above the "Laws of the Land", up to and including, "TREASON". 18 U.S. Code § 2381 "Treason" "Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them (or adheres to their enemies), giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)  

Ray S. Cline
170,878 supporters