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    Call to Action - January 2, 2012

    Call to Action is a regular weekly To-Do List  that enumerates critical things that you need to do right now to preserve our constitutional rights, protect freedom, and ensure your personal safety.

    Reader feedback is welcomed. If you have taken any of these steps, please use the comments function to report on the results. If you are aware of a critical issue that should be included on this list, we would like to hear from you.

    1. Get Prepared

    First off, the new year marks a good time to get prepared for disasters and emergencies. Get some books on self-reliance and survival. One such book is How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles. A starter list of resources is listed on this page. Disclaimer: is not affiliated with any of these authors and makes no claim as to the efficacy of their advice. Critical thinking and your own best judgement are essentials when dealing with any contingency. 

    Next, it is time to prioritize and implement a step by step plan. A survival water supply must be at the top of the list. It is possible to survive without food for a considerable period of time. Survival without water is only a matter of hours or days, depending upon the climate. A cache of drinkable water is necessary for any conceivable emergency. Long-term, a means of purifying contaminated water is desirable.

    Action Required: Start your emergency preparations as detailed above.

     2. Boycott GoDaddy

    December 29, 2011 was designated “Dump GoDaddy Day.” If you have not joined the movement, it is not too late to start. If you are registering a new domain name, choose another registrar. If you have domains with GoDaddy, transfer them. (Unfortunately, our own domains are currently registered with GoDaddy. Stay tuned for a report on the transfer process.) There are reports of interference with the domain transfer process.

    “Why should I do this?” you may ask. There are actually at least three reasons. The one that got this movement going was GoDaddy’s support of SOPA, the Internet censorship bill currently wending its way through Congress. While its alleged purpose is to stop online piracy, it will actually eliminate due process and bring “The Great Firewall of China” to the good ole USA. (We raised this issue two weeks ago.) In response to the boycott, GoDaddy has withdrawn its explicit support for SOPA. That is not good enough to end the boycott. “Not supporting” is not the same as actively opposing.

    If that’s not enough, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons in the role of the “great white hunter” killed an elephant in Zimbabwe and posted a video about it. Elephant poaching is illegal, but being rich, white, and American, Parsons is apparently above the law. Also noteworthy is GoDaddy’s blatant old-school good-ole-boy sexism. Their sexist Super Bowl ads (and the ads only available on the Internet) have previously led to calls for a boycott.

    Action Required: Transfer your domains from GoDaddy to another registrar.

     3. NDAA Awareness

    President Obama’s signing of the NDAA officially brings martial law to the USA. This means that American citizens within United States territory can be arrested and detained indefinitely without charges or trial, never mind The Bill of Rights (4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments) in  The Constitution. All it takes is for the government to find that an individual is a “terrorist”—an enemy of the state, if you will. Senator Lindsey Graham said on the Senate floor “… and when they say ‘I want my lawyer,’ you tell them shut up, you don’t get a lawyer.”

    Action Required: It is a done deal, but there are some things that you can do.

    • Tell your own senators  just what you think about the NDAA.
    • Likewise, tell Senators McCain and Graham what you think about their law. They are not currently running for reelection, so they don’t really care about public opinion. Tell them anyway, and make your political donations count when their term is up.
    • Tell everyone you know about this egregious violation of constitutional rights.
    • Watch the video below:

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