Protest against #PRISM and spying on US citizens

Below is a copy of the letters that I’ve sent to my US Congressman and Senators regarding my views of #PRISM and spying on US citizens.

I am extremely saddened, frustrated and angered by the revelations of spying of Americans citizens by the US government as reported in The Guardian this week and

I strongly believe this violates the 4th amendment of the US constitution and requires a vigorous investigation into what monitoring the US government does of its citizens. The results of this investigation should be made public with frequent and detailed updates for the American people.

I also strongly believe that President Obama and any other politician involved should be impeached for supporting such a blatant violation of the US constitution.

I look forward to hearing your response and seeing what action you take to protect the civil rights of all Americans.

I also created a petition on whitehouse.govยย calling for an investigation into the legality of #PRISM and other programs that may violate the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution.

I strongly urge everyone to do the same.

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This post was written by Michael Tougeron on June 7, 2013

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-08

  • Uploading phptos from this weekend to Flickr #
  • Watching Airwolf from netflix on the xbox #
  • 2minutes is a *really* long time if you have a screaming baby ๐Ÿ™ #
  • Just wrote a quick blog entry about how I like to use svn hooks: #
  • I can’t believe I actually did this…but I just purposefully clicked on a ad on a website. That’s the 1st time except in testing @GameSpot. #

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This post was written by Michael Tougeron on March 8, 2009

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-06

  • Week 1 results: 6lbs. Not bad. Week 2 goals include hitting the gym more often. #
  • I’m awake but I haven’t made it out of bed yet. I’ve been on PTO for a week and last night was the only night I couldn’t sleep. Coincidence? #
  • @mager but mall cop wasn’t that great. Funny but not incredibly so. #
  • Breakfast at 3 cooks cafe in Petaluma. Best breakfast place I’ve ever been. #
  • Day 5: pretty good. Under the calories but didn’t make the gym. I’m optimistic this will stick this time. #
  • Talked to Denise & she said the helicopters overflew her school in Lafayette as well. Interesting… Onto news searches to find out more #
  • @gpbmike At first I thought one was crashing. Then surprisingly enough, there was a red dawn moment. I wish I got a picture of them. in reply to gpbmike #
  • Got a pic of the small helicopter that followed a few min later. I can still hear the transports in the distance. #
  • wow! Two large dual prop helicopters just overflew my house at like 300ft. Loud suckers. #
  • fail. no go on getting tidy installed on my laptop in time for the presentation. ๐Ÿ™ sucks to be me. #
  • wtf, now the laptop is asking me for the admin password to connect to a wireless network. arg!!! #
  • So very annoyed with my company installed laptop. #
  • took me forever to figure out which building on the sun campus is the ballroom. For those confused too (incl the security guard) its bldng 7 #
  • getting ready to leave for tonight’s #gbalampmeetup. hopefully i won’t get lost this time. #
  • Try to code up some examples before tonight’s meetup. I have code for how to use tidy, but nothing for why other methods fail. ๐Ÿ™ #
  • Day 4: Going pretty good. I’ve made the gym 3 out of the last 4 days. woot! Unfortunately pizza for dinner at the #gbalampmeetup #
  • Fail: some replies are missing that were there earlier tonight. Yes they are still on the sender’s tweets page. ๐Ÿ™ #
  • Day 3: dinner == fail. ๐Ÿ™ calories are close (within 25 of limit) but that’s not good. I’ll do better tomorrow. #
  • It’s hard to diet when there is a ton of snack foods around… Thank goodness dinner is almost ready. Smells yummy. #
  • @gpbmike I was using both for a bit but I found LiveStrong’s had more of the foods I eat. in reply to gpbmike #
  • @gpbmike I’m using’s iPhone app. So far the only thing I don’t like is that I can’t create a “meal” that combines ingredients in reply to gpbmike #
  • Day 3: so far so good. not eating too much & I hit the gym. Dinner is going to be iffy though. I think I’ll still be under though. #
  • Working on my presentation again for the #gbalampmeetup #
  • Cooking dinner @ Denise’s grandpa’s house. It’s a spicy pork & rice dish called “black death” it’s one of my favs. ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • If it wasn’t for Akismet my blog would be filled with animal porn comments. I’m not sure why spammers think animal porn is a good match…. #
  • @larrrk you look like you were sleeping at the last #sfphpmeetup ๐Ÿ™‚ #

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This post was written by Michael Tougeron on February 25, 2009

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Stopped the twittertools plugin

I don’t know why but the twittertools plugin went crazy on me again yesterday.ย  I turned it off and deleted the rogue postings.ย  Sorry for the trouble and the spam to your RSS readers.

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This post was written by Michael Tougeron on January 20, 2009

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Twitter Updates for Week of Jan 12th, 2009

  • Watching some Robotech while waiting for WoLK to dl & install. #
  • ugh, i really need a better internet connection. 450 KB/s is not acceptable… #
  • Wait! The saints be praised! I just remembered the free 10 day trial in my inbox. woohoo! #
  • crude, just realized I need to buy Wrath of the Lich King in order to create a death knight. ๐Ÿ™ so much for that plan tonight… #
  • Just got a haircut #
  • omg, why can’t they make a new movie?!? why all the remakes? #
  • way to go Google! # Read More…

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This post was written by Michael Tougeron on January 19, 2009

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