TechDirt reports on (Mis)Uses of Technology by Mike Masnick: Mozilla not folding

Homeland Security Demands Mozilla Remove

Firefox Extension That Redirects Seized Domains

from the touchy,-huh? dept

Apparently, the folks at Homeland Security are not at all pleased with the very, very simple Firefox extension, called MAFIAAfire, that negates ICE’s domain seizures, by automatically rerouting users to alternate domains. Apparently, DHS demanded that Mozilla take the extension down from its listing of Firefox extensions claiming that the add-on “circumvented” DHS’s seizure orders. Thankfully, Mozilla didn’t just fold, but instead left it up and sent DHS a list of questions concerning the request. The list of questions is really fantastic, as it goes way beyond the direct request to really get to the heart of the questionable nature of ICE’s activity with domain seizures:

To help us evaluate the Department of Homeland Security’s request to take-down/remove the MAFIAAfire.com add-on from Mozilla’s websites, can you please provide the following additional information:

1. Have any courts determined that MAFIAAfire.com is unlawful or illegal in any way? If so, on what basis? (Please provide any relevant rulings)

2. Have any courts determined that the seized domains related to MAFIAAfire.com are unlawful, illegal or liable for infringement in any way? (please provide relevant rulings)

3. Is Mozilla legally obligated to disable the add-on or is this request based on other reasons? If other reasons, can you please specify.

4. Has DHS, or any copyright owners involved in this matter, taken any legal action against MAFIAAfire.com or the seized domains, including DMCA requests?

5. What protections are in place for MAFIAAfire.com or the seized domain owners if eventually a court decides they were not unlawful?

6. Can you please provide copies of any briefs that accompanied the affidavit considered by the court that issued the relevant seizure orders?

7. Can you please provide a copy of the relevant seizure order upon which your request to Mozilla to take down MAFIAAfire.com is based?

8. Please identify exactly what the infringements by the owners of the domains consisted of, with reference to the substantive standards of Section 106 and to any case law establishing that the actions of the seized domain owners constituted civil or criminal copyright infringement.

9. Did any copyright owners furnish affidavits in connection with the domain seizures? Had any copyright owners served DMCA takedown notices on the seized domains or MAFIAAfire.com? (if so please provide us with a copy)

10. Has the Government furnished the domain owners with formal notice of the seizures, triggering the time period for a response by the owners? If so, when, and have there been any responses yet by owners?

11. Has the Government communicated its concerns directly with MAFIAAfire.com? If so, what response, if any, did MAFIAAfire.com make?

It’s always nice to see some organizations not just roll over when the government comes calling. Kudos to Mozilla for not just refusing to takedown MAFIAAfire, but for also asking serious questions of DHS. Of course, DHS has refused to respond at all…

See original post from TechDirt by Mike Masnick on May 5th here >>> 

Special thanks to Porter Davis for the heads up on this matter; you can catch his blog here >>>>

David Hitt on A Time to Lose Faith at the Mid-America Prophecy Conference in Tulsa

David Hitt (chairman of the board for Zola Levitt ministries) talks about events in our times and loss of constitutional rights.  He scans news reports and summarizes some key developing thoughts.  His complete remarks are available on DVD if you want more details.  Here are some tidbits from the presentation:

ACLU Michigan cops stealing drivers’ phone data

Redditor Finds FBI Tracking Device in Friend’s car

Right wing extremism documented — like stockpiling food and believing in end times prophecy

Constitutional rights being lost as courts fail to stand up for them

Your political party or movement — should keep its promises

Liberty University says campus Democratic Club unChristian

God’s Other Party from the American Spectator

Teaparty broken promises documented — this movement is fiscal in nature and avoids moral issues.

A look at politicians’ sex scandals

MEDICAL

Deadly Antibiotic – Resistant Superbug Spreads in Southern California

Homeland Security warning issued on Pandemics (flawed result of vaccination policies)

INVESTMENTS

Financial Statement Fraud and insider trading ongoing

Churning of accounts

High Frequency Trading – sees your trade coming in and buys what you want and makes a profit on your trade / happens in milliseconds and you never know about it!

Counterparty Risk should always be evaluated when contemplating whether to enter into a contract or make an investment — exists everywhere!

Plunge Protection Team – market unstable they manipulate the market to make it appear more stable than it is (article from 1997 but practice ongoing)

Markets are highly manipulated and beset with fraud

Retirement accounts are subject to counterparty risk and inflation

Retirement accounts are also subject to risk and manipulation

Insurance

Missing Insured and the Life Insurance Death Claim

Money

The Demise of the Dollar

Printing money explosion (hockey stick chart)

Global Plan for global currency (debt monetized)

Precious Metals

No counterparty risk if you are holding the metal but it can be stolen or siezed

Your Utilities and Infrastructure – are crumbling (dams, highways, utilities, etc)

Cops do not have a duty to protect individuals (protect society as a whole)

Ambulance rides costly

Police look more military

Your Education and Your Job

Is it worth it to go to college

Teenage Jobless rates — the declining value of your college degree

Net worth declining (money buys less and less)

People are graduating college with lots of debt and no job

Your food and water

Emergency: Pathogens showing up in genetically modified food

Commodities prices rising

Water shortages

Drug Resistant Salmonella

Your House

WiFi Spying

Warrantless Household Searches

Eminent Domain; Being Abused?

Banks forging documents to foreclose on your house through cloudy title

Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Spending

IMF Bombshell: Age of America is at an End

Shadowstats.com 

For more information on conference schedule see earlier post here: Mid-America Prophecy Conference via FGST

For the Record with Illuminattv

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Molotov presents the first of a two-parter about Homeland Security’s criminalization of conservative free will. The second part is forthcoming. (posted May 16, 2009 / Youtube 11,913 views to date)

Molotov presents the second part of a two-parter about Homeland Security’s criminalization of conservative free will. Are Americans preparing for…1776? (posted May 25, 2009 / Youtube 6,775 views to date)

Molotov Mitchell tells the REAL story about Harvey Milk, the gay politician Sean Penn has falsely lionized as a gay martyr in the movie “MILK”. (posted March 27, 2009 / Youtube 5,614 views to date)

To celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday, Molotov points out a few of the conundrums liberals face concerning natural selection.

Two quick notes: 1) As a “Christian Supremacist”, Molotov believes that there are only 2 types of people, those who believe the Bible and liberals. 2) “For The Record” is now a bi-weekly video column at Worldnet Daily (www.wnd.com). You can catch it every other Wednesday. (posted February 15, 2009 / Youtube 11,155 views to date)

“For The Record” is brought to you by the Domestic Emergency Network (DEN), the free market response to FEMA.

In researching who is behind these videos and the network involved, this is all I have been able to find out:

Wondering who the filmmaker is behind the 13-minute attack video A Video Portrait of Barack Hussein Obama? So were we. Though the narrator identifies himself as “Lorne Baxter,” and e-mails to the production company are answered by “Rodney Talmud,” it turns out the man behind the video is a 28-year-old Christian television producer from North Carolina named Jason “Molotov” Mitchell, who has priors for inflammatory YouTubing….

The video was made by Mitchell’s company, Illuminati Pictures. Mitchell is former wedding videographer who now produces and hosts a weekly Christian television show called Flamethrower, which began airing on the satellite network Faith TV last October.  source Daily Kos  – May 17, 2008

a google on contact info from website yields this entry:

Domestic Emergency Network

FOR ALL INQUIRIES: 4900 NC HWY 55 SUITE 160-117 DURHAM, NC 27713 CONTACT@JOINDEN.COM. DEN © 2008. ENTER. DEN. EVERY FARM A FORTRESS
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Stop the NEW Real ID – S 1261 – The PASS Act

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S 1261 Pass Act: Providing for Additional Security in States’ Identification Act of 2009

as usual the title really is a misnomer and is designed to lull you to sleep – did it work?


Information provided by Restore the Republic and Stop Real ID Coalition

Great information here on Axiomamuse.

Text of remarks and phone numbers to call below:

Dear friends and fellow Americans,

I have an EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT for you Today that requires your immediate and direct attention.

This ALERT is regarding the MORPHING of REAL ID in to the PASS ACT. The REAL ID as you may or may not know was the failed law that snuck through congress in May of 2005 that would require all Americans to Carry a standardized FEDERAL ID card with an embedded trackable chip.

NOW I need you to contact your senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs IMMEDIATELY to STOP THE PASS ACT – S.1261

Special interests groups are trying to force Democrats, Independents and Republicans to support this legislation. States have been and are working to ensure drivers licenses are secure documents and have document integrity. The federal government, in spite of the states, wants to set international standards that are not needed. The federal government wants control of your state drivers license. The federal government is bribing states to go along with its plans.

We spoke with Mark Lerner about the emerging PASS Act a few weeks ago.

Our freedom and our rights are not for sale!

Some governors want to take the bribe money.

The senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will be considering the legislation very soon.

The PASS Act does not repeal the Real ID Act. It does repeal provisions of the Real ID Act; those provisions that are included in Title II of the Real ID Act 2005. The Real ID Act is still intact and is federal law.

The PASS Act contains many of the most egregious aspects of the Real ID Act; including the requirement for a digital facial image/photograph that will be mandated to be internationally facial recognition compatible.

There is not a federal law that prohibits the simultaneous use of CCTV/surveillance cameras and facial recognition technology in real time.

The PASS Act will do nothing to provide a higher level of National security. Under the provisions of the PASS Act the documents used to obtain a drivers license are not authenticated. These documents are called breeder documents.

Although requirements for new databases and the linking of databases are not part of the PASS Act the fact remains through aamva.net and NLETS states can still have information contained in their state Department of Motor Vehicles made available to both federal and international law enforcement agencies without a court order.

Two international agencies (AAMVA and the ICAO, an agency of the United Nations) were involved in U.S. policy and law – the Real ID Act 2005 and the newly proposed PASS Act. DHS has called AAMVA the hub and backbone of the Real ID Act. On AAMVAs own web-site it proclaims it is an international organization that serves law enforcement and motor vehicle administrators.

Both the Real ID Act and the PASS Act result in Americans being enrolled into a single global biometric identification system that links a persons body to their ability to buy and sell.
WE ARE ASKING EVERY AMERICAN TO CALL EACH OF THE SENATORS in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee AND SAY:

We are opposed to the Real ID Act and the PASS Act
We are opposed to being enrolled into a biometric identification system
We do not want our social security numbers in state DMV databases
We do not want RFID chips in our drivers licenses
We are opposed to the federal government intervening in the issuance of state drivers licenses

TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND CONTACT call these numbers:

Senator Lieberman (202) 224-4041 Chairman

Senator Collins (202) 224-2523

Senator Akaka (202) 224-6361

Senator Bennet (202) 224-5852

Senator Burris (202) 224-2854

Senator Carper (202) 224-2441

Senator Coburn (202) 224-5754

Senator Ensign (202) 224-6244

Senator Graham (202) 224-5972

Senator Landrieu (202) 224-5824

Senator Levin (202) 224-6221

Senator McCain (202) 224-2235

Senator McCaskill (202) 224-6154

Senator Pryor (202) 224-2353

Senator Tester (202) 224-2644

Senator Voinovich (202) 224-3353

The First, Fourth and Tenth Amendments are under attack. The Second Amendment will follow. This is not a partisan issue. All Americans must take action now. 16 calls per American, 16 minutes (one minute per call) for a Lifetime of Freedom.

This Alert has been provided by the STOP REAL ID COALITON and Restore the Republic.

Please forward this ALERT to all you know, embed it on your favorite blogs and forums, and take action now to preserve freedom in America!

I am Gary Franchi, and remember I am not here to make you a follower I am here to make you a leader among the people.

Goodnight, and God bless America.

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