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Thursday
May212009

Shea-Porter Votes to Send Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights to President's Desk 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Shea-Porter today voted in favor of the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights. The legislation, which the Congresswoman cosponsored, will now go to the President’s desk for signature.

 

“The days of double billing cycles and deceptive gimmicks are about to be over,” declared Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This landmark legislation will protect consumers from unfair credit card agreements and will provide them with the information they need to make sound financial decisions.”

 

The Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights bans most interest rate increases on existing balances and increases notice of interest rate hikes going forward on new purchases. It requires that bills be sent 21 days before the due date; prohibits charging fees just to pay a bill by phone, mail or web; bans over-the-limit fees unless a consumer opts-in in advance; bans due-date tricks; requires payments to be applied fairly to the highest interest rate balance first; and strengthens credit card protections for young people.

Thursday
May212009

Shea-Porter Announces More than $2.5 Million in Funding for Portsmouth Passport Facility 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the Portsmouth National Passport Center will receive $2,570,000 for facility renovations. This funding is provided through the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 

Thursday
May212009

CPR - Reacts to House Defeating Gay Marriage Amendment 

Concord – Today, CPR-Action Executive Director, Kevin Smith, commented on the Senate passing Governor Lynch's proposed amendmentwhile the House voted it down:

 

"We are pleased thatcommon sense prevailed in the House today by not concurring with theGovernor and Senate's amendment. We are hopeful that the Legislature, having seen there is clearly a divide amongst themselves on this issue, will finallyput thisto bed by not-concurring inthe committee of conference and will instead get on with theissue the people care most about in this state: the economy."

 

Smith added, "The Governorstatedlast week that will vetothe gay marriage legislation if it did not contain the language he asked for. Today, the Governor's amendment was defeated, so we are hopefulhe will stay true to his word this time, by vetoing any other language that comes to his desk."

 

 

CPR-Action is the legislative advocacy arm of Cornerstone Policy Research.

 

Wednesday
May202009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

OBAMA EXPANDS THE AMERICAN WARFARE STATE

By Sherwood Ross, Staff Writer

Although the U.S. is not in imminent danger of attack from any country, President Obama's first budget further expands the Pentagon's already dominant global operations.

Not even the prospect of a $3.1 trillion combined budget deficit for this year and next deters him. Let them chop the budget for black colleges and police officer death benefits, the Pentagon and its contractors continue to feast at the champagne-and-caviar table.

It's not as though for eight years the Bush Pentagon hadn't nearly outspent the rest of the world combined on designing deadlier weapons and employing them in illegal wars. Obama's new $664 billion Pentagon budget is $21 billion higher (four percent) than the final Bush budget. It includes $65 billion for Afghanistan and $61 billion for Iraq. Why?

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Wednesday
May202009

Freekeenenews - Entire Courtroom Audience Refuses to Stand for Judge Burke

While today’s arraignment for one of the “Disorderly Six” went relatively uneventfully, there was an interesting first. At today’s 1:30pm arraignment about ten liberty activists were the only ones in the audience when judge Burke entered the courtroom. Bailiff Lance Walton issued the usual, “All rise”, and as usual, the activists did not rise. Burke made no mention of this. At the end of the arraignment, Walton again uttered, “All rise”, and again no one did. What had changed, however was that a couple of other victims of government aggression had entered the court during the arraignment and though they were not part of our group, they also did not rise!

 

This is peer pressure in a most positive way! It’s proof that even people who do not consider themselves activists will find courage in themselves once they see others display it, especially a group of others. It’s very likely that had the courtroom been full of the state’s victims (as it usually is during morning arraignments), they’d have stood, but in a court filled with noncooperating liberty activists - they joined in the noncooperation!

 

This bodes well for the future of participation in the peaceful evolution. We are empowering our fellow slaves to throw off their chains - please come join us.

 

Meantime, we’ll keep refusing to stand so long as the Keene District Court continues to participate in forcibly extracting money and mindless obedience from peaceful people, not to mention sending them behind bars. We’re all waiting for you to start doing the right thing and refuse to participate in aggressing against your neighbors.

 

Ian Freeman

Also, the Free Sam Sign Contest is under way:
http://freekeene.com/2009/05/19/sams-dad-offers-200-for-the-best-free-sam-signs/