The republicans are planning on live-streaming the opening session of Congress using Facebook. For those, (like me) that refuse to use Facebook, C-Span will also be covering the opening – hit the link here.
Tomorrow, House Republicans will live stream the opening session of the 112th Congress – including the swearing-in ceremony and remarks by Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-OH) – on the Pledge to America Facebook Page. The House will convene and the stream will go live at 12:00 p.m. ET.
This is the first time an opening session of Congress has been broadcast live on Facebook where visitors can interact and discuss the event with others, and offer feedback directly to elected representatives.
The new Republican majority has pledged to change the way Congress works – to lead by listening to and reflecting the will of the American people. Together with new rules demanding new levels of online disclosure and transparency (including requirements that all bills online at least three days before a vote and committees broadcast their hearings online), this event is another example of the new majority’s commitment to making Congress more open and accountable, and to finding new ways to connect with citizens online and off.
Click below to “Like” the Pledge on Facebook. And be sure to tune in tomorrow at noon and join the conversation.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty. – Ben Franklin
When the Secretary of DHS furthers the development of the tattle-tail program, (with our money, of course), in order to “report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.””, one knows that the continued existence of ‘the state‘ is of the utmost importance and you frakkin’ moos can just go somewhere and die (preferably quickly and cheaply).
Welcome to 1939 Nazi Germany 2.0, with the added twist of America always going the extra mile with style on any project (though Janet has none personally).
Press Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dec. 6, 2010
BIG SIS INVADES WAL-MART: ‘IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING’
WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.
“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”
The “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign—originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and funded, in part, by $13 million from DHS’ Transit Security Grant Program—is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.
More than 230 Walmart stores nationwide launched the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign today, with a total of 588 Walmart stores in 27 states joining in the coming weeks. A short video message, available here, will play at select checkout locations to remind shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.
Over the past five months, DHS has worked with its federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign and Nationwide SAR Initiative to communities throughout the country—including the recent state-wide expansions of the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign across Minnesota and New Jersey. Partners include the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sports and general aviation industries, and state and local fusion centers across the country.
In the coming months, the Department will continue to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign nationally with public education materials and outreach tools designed to help America’s businesses, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the county safe.
My family started boycotting Wal-Mart two weeks ago (that’s another story), but this is definitely the last straw. Americans needs to send a message to companies that rollover for the fascists in our federal government and peacefully withdraw monetary compensation. This includes the big banks, big IT like Google and Facebook, and corporate monsters like Wal-Mart. Americans acting in unison can force companies and even the federal government to ‘straighten up and fly right’. Starving the beasts is the only way to turn this ship of state away from the icebergs.
A facebook group advocating violence toward redheads with the bonus of schoolchildren being assaulted by their classmates because of it? Criminal charges anyone? I tell you what, just send the creators of the Facebook group,(“Kick A Ginger Day”), to my home and see what happens when they attempt to “kick a ginger” – a mature, armed, ginger who is SICK TO DEATH of being treated like a 4th class citizen because I happened to be born with red hair, and the temper to boot. (I am so pissed right now that I have, to quote Glenn Beck, blood shooting out of my eyes!!!)
I know it’s Thanksgiving, but I just cannot let something so vile go by on this day of all days.
Watch the video and then we can chat about the uplifting “post-racial” presidency that appears to have given permission to the left to run rampant over common sense, good manners, and walking in the light.
Am I putting this at the feet of an administration that said “We Won!” to the republicans, and with that gave unspoken permission, through example, to the left to openly attack anybody who did not vote for Obama with the word RACIST, or Right-Wing Domestic Terrorist, or Nazi? YOU BET! Still think this isn’t related? Think again.