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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dejla at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] rodlox at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] sabaceanbabe at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups in getting the word out this week:

"Under CISPA, can a private company read my emails?

Yes.  Under CISPA, any company can “use cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information to protect the rights and property” of the company. This phrase is being interpreted to mean monitoring your communications—including the contents of email or private messages on Facebook.

Right now, well-established laws, like the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, prevent companies from routinely monitoring your private communications.  Communications service providers may only engage in reasonable monitoring that balances the providers' needs to protect their rights and property with their subscribers' right to privacy in their communications.  And these laws expressly allow lawsuits against companies that go too far.  CISPA destroys these protections by declaring that any provision in CISPA is effective “notwithstanding any other law” and by creating a broad immunity for companies against both civil and criminal liability.  This means companies can bypass all existing laws, as long as they claim a vague “cybersecurity” purpose."

More details and what to do here.




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mdlbear: portrait of me holding a guitar, by Kelly Freas (freas)

In honor of the communities I set up this morning ([community profile] underground_rail on DW and [livejournal.com profile] undergroundrail on LJ) to promote [personal profile] pocketnaomi's idea of a new Underground Rail, I give you the song that inspired it: [personal profile] catsittingstill's song "Underground Rail".

Here is Lookingglass Folk's version, from our concert at Conflikt.

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A good day.

Went out to Japantown with Colleen so she could pick up the yukata she'd ordered for me. Gorgeous -- black with white and gold dragons and pine needles. Much gaudier than I would have picked for myself. It needs to be shortened by quite a lot. We met [livejournal.com profile] jilara in the parking lot. Fun!

I made a very bright guacamole, followed shortly thereafter by carnitas. Yum. I saved the liquid in the crock pot and tossed in a quart of water and some yellow split peas, for tonight's soup.

When we got back, we went for a st/roll around the Rose Garden. We stopped in Goodwill on the way home (always dangerous) and spent about $20 on an off-white silk jacket and a green cotton Hawaiian print shirt for me, and half a dozen little vases for Colleen.

As for links, a comment on my Signal boost for the [community profile] underground_rail (you will note that it now has a community) links to this short story: ILU-486 by Amanda Ching. I hope it doesn't get that bad.

And here are 5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even if You Have Nothing to Hide), via thnidu.

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For folks interested in discussing [personal profile] pocketnaomi's idea of The Underground Rail, we've created a pair of communities:

We're hoping that most of the action will stay on the Dreamwidth side, but wanted to provide the alternative for people who don't want to move or want to keep their two identities separate. Unfortunately, for reasons that are obvious when you think about it, communities can't crosspost.

See you one place or the other, or maybe both.

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Hmmm. Looking at the notes, you'd think I didn't do anything besides hanging out on the Web. You'd be almost right, though I did get another of my tech reports finished at work. One to go. But no walk, and no music to speak of (though I listened to recordings of the two songs that need the most work).

But the links, now... The biggie is [personal profile] pocketnaomi's idea for the Underground Rail, an organization that would be devoted to helping women get transportation to places where they could get safe abortions. Tricky. It's going to need people with legal and organizational skills, neither of which I have, but check it out and maybe boost the signal.

Elseweb, I want a bamboo-cased solar charger kit. And the Kansas City Library's parking structure is gorgeous.

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Cat Faber wrote the song, and Lookingglass Folk sang it at Conflikt. But nobody seems to be doing it -- yet.

[personal profile] pocketnaomi thinks it's time somebody did. I'm boosting the signal. Check it out. Watch for more; we're working on it.

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Using code from SopaBlackout.org, I'm going to be blacking out the following websites tomorrow to protest the evil, evil bills called SOPA (House) and PIPA (Senate). You'll be able to click through to the actual site.

I'd say "sorry for the inconvenience", but I'm not. It's worth a little inconvenience to help prevent a disaster. Deal. Then write to your congresspeople. Ask them whether they're working for a handful of huge media corporations, or their constituents.

You can find out more here and here.

And listen to The Day The LOLCats Died

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A good day. I'm not sure why, and probably shouldn't analyze it too much, but on the way home from my "Avoid Avoiding" group I suddenly realized that I was feeling better about myself. No idea how long that's been going on, either, or how long it's going to last.

I wonder whether I would even have noticed, a couple of years and 30mg/day of citalopram ago.

Took a nice walk; somewhere upwards of 3 miles. Decided to call the new netbook Cygnus (mainly because of the Cygnus X1 black hole, but also because of the association with black swans). Hopefully it will be shipping soon.

Following [livejournal.com profile] pocketnaomi's lead, I ordered a bunch of mylar emergency blankets to take down to Occupy San Jose. The weather has gotten distinctly cold, especially at night.

Lots of links, mainly about the Occupy movement and the recent raids. Especially, check out Dorli Rainey, octagenarian pepper-sprayed by police at Occupy Seattle, on "the importance of activism" (video) "I feel great. I feel so energized. It's so amazing the effect a little pepper spray can have on you." She's right.

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A pretty good day at work yesterday. Pretty good day in general, though I forgot to turn my alarm back on and ended up sleeping until 8:15. Do Not Like. I really need that extra hour or two in the morning before work. I can't deny that it feels good to get the extra sleep, but still... Grump. Need a 28-hour day.

I spent some time following the twitter stream from #occupywallst, #occupyoakland, and #occupyseattle, which were hit by coordinated police actions. We're now well into the "then they fight you" phase.

I don't believe I mentioned it in my previous post, but Monday evening I ordered a Thinkpad X120e from Welcome to Abe's of Maine (which is located in New Jersey -- go figure). They called while I was at work to verify the shipping address, and I let myself get talked into an extra 4GB of RAM and a 4-year warranty extension.

I spent much of the afternoon happily googling up the answers to three of the items on my to-do list from the morning's group meeting (all three were of the form "figure out how to do X and tell Y", so I didn't have to actually write any code for them. The rest of the items will involve real work.

Looks like almost all the notes below are links, mostly about the early morning police raids on the Occupy camps.

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mdlbear: Franklin on the $100 bill wearing Guy Fawkes mask (transfer-me)

Hmm. I think it was a pretty good day, but mostly I kept busy and didn't notice. Which I guess makes it a very good day, in some sense. I did some chord and singing practice, recorded The Owl and the Pussycat with two microphones (the ribbon may have a slight edge, but it's really hard for me to tell -- I'll have to get someone with younger ears to help), and did a lot of work toward revamping the Makefile that builds practice, concert and album web pages.

On the other hand, I wasn't feeling all that well in the afternoon, so I opted out of the local housefilk to stay home, make dinner for Colleen, and keep hacking. And it started raining just as I was leaving for a walk. Which I wasn't feeling up to in any case.

And on the gripping hand, I did manage to post Songs for Saturday, and made two icons (for trainwreck and Bank Transfer Day).

On the fourth hand, somewhat down on myself for not starting set-up early enough to actually transfer money on the day. Which is minor in itself, but triggers a long chain of associations with other things I didn't do in time.

So... mixed, I guess.

This Bank Transfer Day poster is particularly good, and as you can see I made an icon out of it.

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mdlbear: portrait of me holding a guitar, by Kelly Freas (freas)

A short one today. In honor of Bank Transfer Day - Wikipedia and the Move Your Money Project, I'm posting a couple of recent protest songs. Very recent. The first is [personal profile] catsittingstill's "Getting Out Of Hand", which is so new it doesn't have music posted yet. But it has footnotes! I'm a sucker for songs with footnotes.

And for the global Occupy movement that Bank Transfer Day sprang out of, here's Zander Nyrond's Occupy The Earth. You'll find the lyrics here, in his LJ.

You also need to listen to talis_kimberley's The Steps of St Paul's (lyrics here, download here)

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Hmm. Not as good a day as its two predecessors, though the morning included a really good, useful meeting on the web-services side of $PROJECT. But that and the switch to cold weather made for too many excuses not to go out for a walk.

And I made progress toward setting up a transfer from my bank to my credit union, but didn't get started soon enough for it to count toward Bank Transfer Day (which is today). I tend to get down on myself about the obvious negative effects of procrastination, but of course by then it's too late to fix them.

One of the good parts was figuring out -- remembering, really -- one of the last bits of magic required to make ssh port tunneling work. Still having trouble with X forwarding, though; it worked fine with Lenny.

As for links, I was pleased to note that Occupy rigs up human-power after generators are confiscated

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A good, productive day (though, no walk and of course not enough time for everything). Work was spent writing -- designing our new architecture and our project-management environment. For the latter, my preference is for Trac, but I'll probably go instead with a combination of pieces that makes better use of what's already in place.

Yesterday marked the second and last day of my attempt at the Live Below The Line challenge, and was considerably more successful. I had two eggs for breakfast ($.35), some almonds, dried apricots, and two squares of Trader Joe's chocolate (I'm guessing ~.25), and three quesadillas for dinner. Close, anyway. Or it would have been, if I hadn't had two cups of coffee at work and a glass of gin before dinner. I wouldn't have had the gin, but Colleen was in tears from loneliness when I got home, and I figured she damned-well needed the drink and the company.

My weight's down 2.6 lbs since Sunday. Within the range of normal variation, but maybe...

I slept unusually well, and woke up remembering a weird dream. It was set in a hotel or dorm that was being remodeled; things were all very ordinary and everyday, but I went jogging. Twice.

You can tell it was a productive day because there are only two links, both about restoring Ubuntu 11.10's horrible Gnome 3 to usability. *shrugs* I'll be over here with Debian, thanks, though I'll continue to recommend Ubuntu to people used to the click-to-focus world of Windows and MacOS.

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My attempt at CARE's Live Below The Line -- eating for $1.50/person -- was something of a failure yesterday: they served pizza at work after the all-hands meeting, and dinner was the crock-pot pot roast that wasn't ready in time for dinner Sunday. (Though when I ran the numbers on the pot roast it came out to about $1/serving, and I had $.50 worth of cottage cheese in the morning, so what I actually spent was $1.50... :)

I'll do better today. I miss my coffee.

I did more work on the netbook, deleting its now-useless recovery partition (1.4GB!), and quite a bit of music work in the evening. That included the last bits of editing from last month's rehearsal, and working out the chords on one song. As of now there's only one song that needs any formatting work at all.

One of the things that happened at yesterday's all-hands meeting was getting a patent bonus, for US Patent #8,006,094. Trustworthy timestamps and certifiable clocks using logs linked by cryptographic hashes. This is number 23.

It doesn't mean I'm in favor of software patents. Far from it.

A couple of interesting links. Take a look at the charts in "It's the Inequality, Stupid". And on a lighter note, Zombies: The Safer Terrorists.

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Most of the day -- a lot more than I wanted to spend -- was taken up by upgrading my netbook. I repartitioned it to give it separate root and home partitions. The new home/old root partition stayed bootable, which was a Good Thing, because I had trouble with Debian. The 3GB partition I set up was too small for a full desktop install, so I had to redo it with just a basic X system plus gnome. The other problem was finding the firmware for the stupid Broadcom wifi -- that turned out to be in firmware-b43-lpphy-installer.

Meanwhile, I tried installing the latest Ubuntu. It offered to upgrade the existing install, so I let it. Bletch. Even their alleged "classic" look is thoroughly wretched -- it looks like Gnome, but you can't add launchers to the panel! Esr's right -- they've jumped the shark.

Anyway, I finally have a usable Debian, so I'll happily delete Ubuntu and free up a whole lot of space. I'm sad about Ubuntu -- they've always given me a smooth install experience, recognizing all my devices out of the box. But their new UI is so dumbed-down as to be unusable.

I also rode my bike downtown to City Hall to spend some more time with Occupy San Jose. It's 2.9 miles each way, according to Google Maps, which also found me a nice safe route. Wish I'd known about that while I worked near the airport. (For reference, it's via Park Avenue, which has bike lanes on both sides of the railroad underpass.) I'm seriously out of shape -- between not walking much and not having gotten on my bike in nearly a year, it was an effort getting home.

So, all-in-all not too bad of a day, though there are as usual too many things left undone. I really wanted to have done more music, for example. But there it is.

Not many links, but Millions Withdrawn from Bank of America and Wells Fargo is encouraging. (A couple of local churches moved $4M into a credit union.)

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So... a good day. Not much more than that, but solidly in the "good" area. Mostly, I spent the mid-to-late afternoon down at City Hall with the Occupy San Jose folks. Mostly standing around and talking to people. They have about half a dozen small tents set up, and it feels like a friendly group. They apparently have a good relationship with the police, so they're likely to be there for the long haul. I spent most of my time hanging out at the table they have set up near the tents, talking to Mark, who is apparently one of the leaders of the group.

I like this movement -- they're not aligning themselves with any political party (why alienate half your potential allies?), they're making their decisions by consensus, and they're pointing out that things are WRONG rather than immediately making demands or proposing "solutions".

The logo on their donation page is particularly cool.

There's also a loosely-affiliated Bank Transfer Day action: the idea is to transfer money out of banks and into credit unions, which are local and non-profit. I'm not really in a position to close my accounts at Union Bank (which isn't so bad, as banks go), but I'm going to move most of the money in the savings account over to my credit union (Alliance).

I also like their choice of day for it -- November 5th.

Quite a few good links below in the notes. In addition to the inevitable Occupy... stuff, there's Eric Raymond's excellent Ubuntu and GNOME jump the shark. Yes, I've installed Oneiric. I don't like it either; fortunately I can always keep using CTWM.

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.




NOTE from the [livejournal.com profile] mdlbear: basically all I did was push the button. Not fact-checked, though I may do that later. It's still very alarming and worthy of attention.
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Another weekend day with what felt like very little done, though on reflection I actually did some things. I need to prioritize better, I suppose, given that I'm never going to have time for everything I want or even need to do.

Things that did get done include setting up the gateway to boot from its USB stick, getting bagels and cream cheese for lunch (the lox was the second half of the package Colleen bought at Costco the week before last), and another 3-mile walk on the Los Gatos Creek trail.

I'm pretty happy with the USB stick (which is actually an 8GB micro-SD card) -- it saves a couple of watts over the old laptop drive, and should be more reliable. Some additional work will be needed to get around the fact that it no longer includes a mirror of my websites and audio -- those will have to be reverse-proxied from the fileserver.

Oh, and a little work on chording and scripting for Tempered Glass material.

Anyway... I guess it was ok. Links, as usual, below in the notes.

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A pretty good day; lots of reading, but I also got in a three-mile walk. Not entirely successful; my right knee hurt on and off until I got home and put a brace on it. Said brace is now in my shoulder-bag (with a different one on my knee right now, because it still hurts).

And I have my suitcase mostly packed. For what that's worth, which is not all that much. I'm wondering whether some of what I've been feeling during the last week or so has been anxiety over the trip. Maybe a lot of what I'm feeling.

Several links, the one that most needs a signal boost is National Women's Law Center:

The decision by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring health insurers to cover a number of women's preventive health care services, including the full range of FDA-approved contraception, with no out-of-pocket costs, is a huge step forward for fairness and improved health outcomes for women and their families.

At the same time, it is unfortunate that HHS is intending to exempt some religious employers from providing contraceptive services....

Go over there and sign the petition, if you agree that what services a woman's insurance covers shouldn't depend on where she works.

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I got in a 3-mile walk by Los Gatos Creek, bought shelf brackets, fish at Nob Hill, and a grey silk jacket at Savers; I drove home through a wonderful twilight, the clouds to the west fading from gold to rose.

On the other hand, Colleen didn't like the smell of the fish. On the gripping hand, she loved my salad, and confirmed that the jacket and the scarf I snagged at the last minute were indeed silk.

I ended the day rather distressed after a long IM conversation (which did, finally, clarify some things, but most of the clarity only soaked through my thick skull several hours later), and with aching knee joints. So... mixed.

Some links, also mixed: Wisconsin cops for the win, and the Coffee Party | Wake Up and Stand Up. But on the WTF?! side, Ga. Law Could Give Death Penalty for Miscarriages. I am not hopeful.

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A pretty decent day, though work was spent mostly on explaining things that aren't what I'm working on anymore. *sighs* But my mood seems to be improving, which is a good sign. (It's an even better sign that I seem capable of noticing that it's improving. But that's just me.)

My knees hurt most of the day, possibly due to the rainy weather. Grump.

A good article by haikujaguar: The Three Micahs on Agility (for artists, with the obvious analogy to agile software development.) Other links under the cut.

Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 07:02 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.




From many places around my friends list.
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Sign the PublicACTA Wellington Declaration! - Boing Boing

The PublicACTA activists have been meeting in Wellington, New Zealand -- site of the next round of negotiations on the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement -- drafting a declaration on how the next global copyright treaty should read, and how it should be negotiated.

The "Wellington Declaration" says that the world copyright treaties shouldn't be conducted behind closed doors in smoke-filled rooms, but rather in the full light of public participation at the United Nations, where copyright treaties are customarily made. The UN admits non-governmental organizations, journalists, and representatives from poor countries, while ACTA is only open to rich countries and lobbyists from powerful corporations.

Yes, I've signed it.

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The high point of the weekend was Saturday evening when Colleen and I went to the 35-year reunion of Columbae House, the co-op house where I lived for a couple of years when I was a grad student at Stanford. As it says in the history

Columbae is a student-run, Consensus-governed, Vegetarian cooperative house located in the heart of the Stanford University campus and dedicated to Social Change through Nonviolent Action.

It was an extraordinary group of people, at an extraordinary time. Lots of the people I knew were there last night; many meetings and much fantastic catch-up conversation. I was shy and geekish back then, even more so than I am now; I think I had more good person-to-person conversation in a couple of hours last night than in most months when I was living there. I could have stayed and talked another week.

On the whole I think we look a lot like we did then, modulo grey hair and wrinkles. We still think a lot like we did then, for the most part. After dinner we sat together in a circle and shared our stories. Fascinating. I found out later that I wasn't the only one who forgot to mention their kids, but Colleen got a prominent mention along with the fact that it was our 33rd engagement anniversary. A few people remembered her from Alan Strain's Quaker meetings; she never came by the house because we hadn't started hanging out together at that point.

After dessert we got back together to stand in a circle and sing along with the Joan Baez recording of We Shall Overcome, and share brief visions of the world as it ought to be.

Sang a short version of QV during dessert, though I don't think more than a handful heard it. It just faded into the background, which is probably as it should be. Handed out a few cards. Some people live surprisingly close to us; San Francisco, Palo Alto, even San Jose. All these years...

We need to get connected again, and stay connected. Three and a half decades later we're still standing, a circle of friends all singing the same song.

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Close the Loopholes - On July 17 We Take Back the Economy!
Buyout firms such as Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts have made billions of dollars using special tax breaks that reward them for buying and selling companies; and they’ve slashed wages and destroyed jobs all while using tax loopholes to pay an even lower tax rate than everyday Americans on their billion-dollar profits. On July 17, in cities from New York to Bangalore to Paris, SEIU members will be joined by activists from 25 countries to take aim at the special perks and tax loopholes that buyout firms depend on to get rich.

There is legislation in the U.S. Senate to close the loopholes that would provide money for tax relief for middle income taxpayers and fund healthcare. The buyout industry has spent millions to defeat this legislation.
I'm a little embarrassed to say that I got this link from our building manager -- I work just down the street from the main target's HQ.

Particularly apropos in view of parts of my previous post, don't you think?
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[livejournal.com profile] filkertom posted this reminder that it's Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Day. Print the papers, sign them, and send them in.

Impeach for Peace, a Minnesota-based impeachment group, has researched a method for impeaching the president using a little known and rarely used part of the Rules of the House of Representatives ("Jefferson's Manual"). This document actually empowers individual citizens to initiate the impeachment process themselves.

"Jefferson's Manual" is an interpretive guide to parliamentary procedure, and is included (along with the Constitution) in the bound volumes of the Rules of the House of Representatives. It is ratified by each congress (including the current one), and has been updated continuously through the history of our democracy. The section covering impeachment lists the acceptable vehicles for bringing impeachment motions to the floor of the House.

Before the House Judiciary Committee can put together the Articles of Impeachment, someone must initiate the impeachment procedure. Most often, this occurs when members of the House pass a resolution. Another method outlined in the manual, however, is for individual citizens to submit a memorial for impeachment.

After learning this information, Minnesotan and Impeach for Peace member (Jodin Morey) found precedent in an 1826 memorial by Luke Edward Lawless which had been successful in initiating the impeachment of Federal Judge James H. Peck. Impeach for Peace then used this as a template for their "Do-It-Yourself Impeachment." Now any citizen can download the DIY Impeachment Memorial and submit it, making it possible for Americans to do what our representatives have been unwilling to do. The idea is for so many people to submit the Memorial that it cannot be ignored.

Feel free to download it, print out TWO copies, fill in your relevant information in the blanks (name, State, etc.), and send in two letters today (One to the head of the Judiciary, and the other to John Conyers lead Democrat in the House Judiciary). There's also extra credit for sending a DIY Impeachment to your own representative.

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