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Jack Abramoff You Beautiful Bastard!

I have been waiting for this little republican shill to squeal. And now he has. Jack Abramoff has pleaded guilty to a whole bunch of shit and has promised to tell everyone where the bodies are. I can only hope the Democrats can get there act together to take advantage of this. Abramoff is going to take a lot of republicans down with him, we the liberal people of the world need to flush out the corruption and get some people in office that give a damn. Vote people, its our only hope, vote till your little fingers fall off. Vote as many times as they will let you.

Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to three felony counts on Tuesday as part of a settlement with federal prosecutors, instantly becoming the star witness in a sweeping federal investigation into public corruption in Washington. The corruption inquiry could involve as many as a dozen lawmakers, people involved in the case said.Mr. Abramoff, 46, once a prominent Republican lobbyist, accepted a recommended reduced prison sentence of about 10 years in exchange for testifying against former associates in the influence-peddling case. The agreement also requires Mr. Abramoff to pay more than $26 million in tax penalties and restitution to former clients, although he has told associates he is broke.

The corruption inquiry involving Mr. Abramoff, potentially one of the most explosive in Congressional history, has expanded in recent months to encompass dozens of political operatives, including former Congressional aides and lobbyists suspected of arranging bribes in exchange for legislative work, participants in the case said.

His testimony, coupled with that of Michael Scanlon, a former Abramoff business associate who pleaded guilty in November, reaches into the executive and legislative branches and appears to be drawing an ever-tighter ring of evidence around the former House Republican majority leader, Tom DeLay, and other senior Congressional Republicans.

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Are You Being Watched?

Maybe try this.

Experiment to see if your mail is being tapped by the gov’t
Richard M. Smith of ComputerBytesMan has come up with a “quick and easy method to see if one’s email messages are being read by someone else.”
1. Set up a Hotmail account.
2. Set up a second email account with a non-U.S. provider. (eg. Rediffmail.com)

3. Send messages between the two accounts which might be interesting to the NSA.

4. In each message, include a unique URL to a Web server that you have access to its server logs. This URL should only be known by you and not linked to from any other Web page. The text of the message should encourage an NSA monitor to visit the URL.

5. If the server log file ever shows this URL being accessed, then you know that you are being snooped on. The IP address of the access can also provide clues about who is doing the snooping.

The trick is to make the link enticing enough for someone or something to want to click on it. As part of a large-scale research project, I would suggest sending out a few hundred thousand messages using various tricks to find one that might work.