Last night I got to see a dear friend’s daughter deliver a bell-ringing performance of “Sandy D” in her senior class production of Grease.
(Grease according to Wikipedia, is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers who were attempting to navigate the complexities of love.)
The show I saw was not so much a subculture’s quest to “navigate the complexities of love” as it was a ham handed celebration of coolness and promiscuity. The cool kids (aka. greasers) trumpeted their drinking and “sex-capades” while mocking anyone with a Christian code of conduct.
Even in the 70’s Grease revealed a culture in willful decline. What passes for lively High School entertainment is nothing more than a catchy song & dance routine calling the innocent to reject God’s values and their parent’s better judgement.
I consider Grease and all the Hollywood teen-age love treatises like Splendor in the Grass noisy gongs signaling parents to stay engaged rather than let a Hollywood engineered teen culture dictate how your kid navigates the complexities of life & love.
Like it or not....without our best efforts to push back on Hollywood’s call to indecency on our kids’ behalf...our civilization will more closely resemble another notable adolescent movie....Lord of the Flies.
Question.... What would be the best way to break the back of the TeaParty movement?
Answer....Steal Romney’s 2012 victory right out from under their noses.
From now on insuring the integrity of the vote must become job #1. Without universal voter ID, triplicate numerated paper ballots and purple inked thumbs all future elections will be predictable shams much like the stooge elections in Cuba, Venezuela, Russia and Iran.
The following links represent a concise collection of articles and reports gleaned from my Twitter stream highlighting the corruption of the 2012 election results. Sadly....It appears that no one in a position of power has any intention of challenging the results. Once again...it falls to the governed to find a way to stand up to a despotic regime. The ratification of the UN Small Arms Treaty by this regime will in my mind be the final tipping point.
(Youtube)...Programmer under oath admits computers can rig elections
Election software company Scytl on the run from the Free Press, from one fake address to the next
VOTE FRAUD ALERT: ONE OUT OF FIVE REGISTERED OHIO VOTERS IS Bogus
Who did your voting machine vote for?
Bombshell Obama Vetting: 1979 Newspaper Article By Valerie Jarrett Father-In-Law Reveals Start Of Muslim Purchase Of U.S. Presidency
Taxation -- The Art of Tradition
Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud
The stark ugly truth...why the GOP won’t challenge the 2012 election results
November 17, 2012
Did Obama Cheat? How to Answer the Question
Petition for Recount on the 2012 Presidential Election
117,212 Letters and Emails Sent So Far
What is the probability of this??? No fraud...nothing to get worked up about?
Can the Constitution Yet Save Us?
Over 20 million U.S. voters classified as 'inactive'
Published October 11, 2012
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/11/over-20-million-us-voters-classified-as-inactive/#ixzz2Ech0jA4hhttp://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/13/obama-refusal-to-deport-illegal-aliens-unconstitutional-say-law-professors/
Judges approve SC voter ID law, delay implementation until 2013
Published October 10, 2012
Voter ID will suppress voter fraud not voters
How Obama Used Voter Fraud to Steal a Second Term
Those who vote decide NOTHING. Those who count the vote decide EVERTYTHING- J. Stalin
AN ACTUAL CRAIG'S LIST PERSONALS ADTo the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.Date: 2010-09-27, 1:43 a.m. E.S.T.I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket.. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.. my girlfriend was happy that I just returned safely from my 2nd tour as a Combat Marine in Afghanistan .. She had just bought me that Kimber Custom Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head ... isn't it?!I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with crap in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse walking bare-footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].After I called your mother or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as those of four other people in the gas station, -- on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 153 gallons and was extremely grateful!I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb ..... after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target.The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).;In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you ... but I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider, the career path you've chosen to pursue in life.. Remember, next time you might not be so lucky. Have a good day!Thoughtfully yours, Semper Fi,AlexI probably don't have to ask you to forward this one.. This was priceless!
By Robert A. Hall
Good evening, my fellow America Patriots. I use that phrase advisedly, because it is American Patriots—those who love this country and cherish our system of free political institutions, free enterprise and limited government—I wish to address. You and I know those institution have made us a prosperous and happy people and our country both a shining ideal to which the world’s poor and oppressed want to come, and the target of those who loath liberty.
From the founding of our Republic to the events of the present day, those institutions have been under assault from enemies abroad who hate our freedom and prosperity, and from misguided individuals at home who believe that they can create an all-powerful and utopian government that can better make decisions for you than you can for yourself. They believe that America’s constitution and prosperous economic system are no more entitled to a claim of exceptionalism and our loyalty than any other system or culture.
We have seen the results of that utopian belief in unlimited government power on our prosperity. We have seen it in a job crisis that has kept the official unemployment rate above 8% for years, and the real unemployment rate, counting those under-employed, those who have had to take part-time jobs, those whose benefits have run out and those who have given up looking, that is far higher than 8%. We see it in the continuing weakness in the housing market, in the unprecedented growth of government debt, and in private sector businesses--which the president says are doing fine—increasingly unwilling to expand investment to create jobs in the face of government growth and economic uncertainty.
And we see it in the failure of this president’s foreign policy on diverse and disastrous fronts across the globe. It is of President Obama’s manifest foreign policy failures that I wish to speak to you tonight.
It is no secret that far too many in the media believe the duty of a journalist is not to present unbiased facts to American voters to let them make up their own minds, but to advocate for an agenda, shaping the debate so as to help the president’s political campaign, even at the expense of the country. We saw that when they were inadvertently caught on tape, like the president promising the Russian strongman more flexibility after the election, coordinating their “gotcha” questions to help the Obama campaign.
In support of their efforts to politicize the news and to shape the agenda, they have created the meme that it is not what is happening in the world that is the problem, but rather my speaking out about it. The same people who cheered then-Senator Obama in 2008 and Senator Kerry in 2004 when they criticized President Bush’s foreign policy while American troops were in battle now insult your intelligence by saying that this president’s foreign policy should be off limits during a campaign, or that criticism of him is based not on his clear failures but his ethnic heritage. Unfortunately, this contemptible lie propagated by the Obama campaign water-carriers in the media resonates with some voters who are less attuned to events and less inclined to seek out the facts.
The facts are these. What we are seeing today across the world is the direct result of perceived American weakness, of this president’s unwillingness to champion American values and to support America’s friends like Israel and the friends of freedom like the Iranian resistance against those who wish both us and freedom ill.
We see an American Ambassador and his staff murdered with the connivance of the very people this president sent American troops to risk their lives for and billions of your tax dollars to aid. We see American soil in American embassies assaulted by radicals in coordinated attacks by whipping up mobs over the excuse of a poorly-made, little known private video, while governments to whom we have given billions of your tax dollars in aid turn a blind eye, secure in the knowledge that this administration is so eager to buy them off, it will go on paying tribute regardless of their actions.
We see it in timid half-measures toward Iran, even as they seek nuclear weapons while promising the destruction of America and Israel. Must we lose New York City, Washington DC or Tel Aviv before we get serious about dealing with the mad mullahs?
We see it in the willingness of a tyrant like Hugh Chavez to suppress freedom in his country while threatening American interests and the security of his neighbors, secure in the knowledge that his leftist rhetoric makes him off limits to serious opposition from this administration.
We see it in an administration willing to provide thousands of guns to ruthless Mexican drug cartels, destabilizing that country and killing hundreds of Mexicans and two American agents, to further their anti-gun agenda. And then they lie and withhold information to cover it up.
We see it in an increasingly aggressive China willing to muscle both our allies like Japan, South Korea and the Philippines as well as their old allies like Vietnam, secure in the knowledge that our strong natural desire for good economic and political relations with them, and our need for their continued funding of a portion of our burgeoning debt means that we must acquiesce in their domination of their smaller neighbors.
We see it most of all in the unwillingness of this administration to name the enemy that seeks to destroy our way of life. That enemy—let us be clear—is Islamic Extremism and Islamic Supremacism. The president and leaders on both sides of the political aisle are perfectly correct in saying that we are not at war with Islam and I assure you we will never be at war with Islam under a Romney administration. Indeed, we must never forget that the most frequent victims of the daily catalog of murders and outrages by the extremists are decent Muslims who want to live in peace and freedom, seeking only prosperity for their families. But President Obama has never understood, in fact seems incapable of understanding, that it takes two sides to make peace, only one side to make war. Islamic extremism is growing, is often funded by our erstwhile friends, numbers millions of adherents and is able to manipulate the emotions of tens of millions more poor and ignorant Muslims who are understandable frustrated at the poverty created by the lack of economic and political freedom in their countries. And they are at war with us, with western civilization, and with the majority of peaceful Muslims, and have been for decades. Wishing it were not so will not change that painful fact. They give us only the options of defense, or defeat and death.
That Islamic extremism is not centrally directed as were the Nazi or Stalinist regimes does not make it either less understandable or less of a threat to our lives and liberties. That the threat can spring up undirected among our own citizens does not make the deaths of our soldiers in Little Rock or at Fort Hood any less casualties of that war than those who have sacrificed while wearing the uniform of the Republic in Iraq or Afghanistan. And when I’m president, their families will receive the appropriate recognition of their sacrifice. That is the least this country can do for their service.
This frightening growth of Islamic extremism is fed by an American posture of apologetic weakness. Over thirty years of attacks, terror and murder of Americans, westerners and their fellow Muslims should have taught us that they will always find an excuse, be it a cartoon or a clownish YouTube video to ferment violence and mob terror. We must not feed the beast. We must stand with that majority of Muslims who desire peace, freedom and prosperity. We must support those Muslims who have to courage to speak out against extremism and terror. We must lead from the front, and abandon weak euphemisms like calling war “overseas contingency operations.”
We cannot defend women’s rights and other human rights at home if we fear to speak out against the oppression of women under Shari’a Law abroad. Being for tolerance for gay people at home is meaningless if we are supinely silent about the murder of gays in Iran and other intolerant countries at the hands is Islamic extremists.
American freedom, American prosperity and the aspirations of tens of millions of people around the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, depend on American strength, American leadership and American courage. If we fear to defend liberty out of fear for our lives, we shall find we have lost both life and liberty. We must stand with the friends of freedom and against extremism and aggression and terror. We must honor and support the service and sacrifice of our gallant troops, and those of our allies, on whom our freedom depends. The future of all decent people in the world, regardless of nationality, religion or ethnic heritage, depend on our making that American policy. The president talked of change and in our foreign policy, change now is desperately needed. As your president, I will lead us to a new foreign policy that values freedom and life and prosperity, and stands against murder and extremism and terror. And I will not apologize for it
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic: And what you can do to prevent it. You can e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com.
San Juan Capistrano residents voted to spend $100 million for “Open Space” bonds to preserve a slow paced horse friendly lifestyle not to function as a convenient back door for Ladera commuters. A “country lifestyle” doesn't mean traffic lights at every intersection or turning our neighborhoods into a crazy quilt of highways . (I suggest our neighbors to the East avoid SJC roads when they’re in a hurry.)
I will always vote for a quaint, relaxed and affordable San Juan Capistrano. A quiet zone is a nice idea but not at the expense of an $8 million cost overrun. (Especially when whistles still blow nightly.) Likewise I oppose turning San Juan Creek Road into another high traffic thoroughfare.
I too am Mexican...
By Melissa Abbott-Kaffen, Candidate SJC City Council 8-31-12
When I was 17 I lived with an exchange family in Guadalajara, Mexico while “mostly” attending summer school classes. I learned many things that summer but, what I remember most was the warmth of my Mexican friends and, how their life goals were the same as mine.
Since then I have also learned that what separates Mexicans from Americans is that their government secretly crossed their fingers long ago when they promised their citizens freedom. Opting instead for a caste system that left much of the country’s population poor and that eventually spawned an epidemic of drug cartel terror.
21st Century Mexico is a nation under siege. Last year’s death toll alone is estimated to be 30,000. These grisly numbers explain why millions have crossed our borders to escape the poverty & the killing. The question that remains is....how does America not become just as lawless, poor & dangerous without borders or rules that protect individual rights and our nation’s sovereignty? And, how long will it be before this borderless free-for-all overwhelms our nation’s resources leaving drug lords free to impose their own vicious rules here?
America is drowning in government debt. Our military is shrinking. In time, our children will grow poor as they struggle to pay the spiraling costs of a broken government. Americans are compassionate people... but the human tidal wave of need for government assistance has outstripped our capacity to absorb and care for the terror plagued poor of the world. Instead of a refuge for freedom and prosperity... we will be left with the shell of a once strong nation overtaken by the chaos of another nation’s failed government.
There is however another path to prosperity and success available. One that draws strength from America’s Constitutional foundation. A path that ends the “plague” of violence, poverty and corruption by upholding the rule of law and our God given individual rights to prosper and be free. A path to victory for both our nations that requires having the clarity to choose far sighted leaders willing to:
Defund & dismantle the cartels’ criminal enterprise; by decriminalizing, certifying, standardizing and taxing the drug trade; (Drug & alcohol abuse is a personal tragedy and family health crisis and, should be treated as such.)
Uphold the right to bear arms and self defense for all law abiding citizens.
Expand immigration services to fast track work visas for all law abiding citizens who wish to live and work in the United States. Use and enforce e-verify rules.
Enforce and defend the borders.
Strengthen intact two parent families, schools and neighborhoods by phasing out all further AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) & WIC (Women, Infant and Children) payments over a 2 year period. (Kids need a responsible dad more than a welfare check)
“A weak nation cannot be made strong... by making a strong nation weak”
Paraphrased from remarks made by President, Abraham Lincoln.
Soy yo tambien Mexicana...
By Melissa Abbott-Kaffen, Candidate for SJC City Council
Cuando tuve diez y siete años viví con una familia de intercambio en Guadalajara, Mexico mientas asistir cursos de verano. Aprendí muchas cosas en este verano pero lo que recuerdo más fue el cariño de mis amigos Mexicanos y como sus ganas fueron eguales como las mias.
Desde entonces he aprendido más...lo que separamos los Mexicanos desde los Americanos es que el gobierno Mexicano hace mucho tiempo cruzó sus dedos en secreto mientras prometir la libertad a los ciudadanos. En lugar optaron para un sistema de casta que dejo las mayoría de la populacion en pobrezo y dio a la luz una epidemia de violencia de los carteles de las drogas.
Mexico del Siglo XXI es un pais bajo cerco. En el año 2011 el número de víctimas mortales fue estimado a 30,000. Estos estadísticas espantosas esplican bien la razón porque cruzaron miliones de personas la frontera para escapar la pobreza y la matanza. Pero no esplique como no llega de ser Los Estados Unidos tan peligroso, empobrecido y sin leyes sino una verdadera frontera y reglas que protegen derechos individualismos y la soberania del nación? Y, cuánto tiempo tomará antes de que este situación (que sea un “free-for-all”) sin frontera abruma los recursos de los Estados Unidos dejando los carteles de drogas impongan sus propias reglas de violencia?
Los Estados Unidos esta hundimiendo en deuda del gobierno. Nuestro militar esta creciendo mas pequeno; Y nuestros niños van a llegar de ser mas pobre mientras pagar los costes que tuercen en espiral de un gobierno roto. Son compasivo los Americanos pero la onda de marea humana de la necesidad de asistancia del gobierno ha dejado atrás nuestra capacidad para absorber y cuidar del terror plagó a los pobres del mundo. En vez de un refugio para la libertad y la prosperidad…somos dejados solamente con la concha de una nación que fue de una vez fuerte alcanzado por el caos del gobierno fallado de otra nación.
Hay sin embargo otro camino a la prosperidad y al éxito disponibles. Uno que extrae fuerza de la fundación Constitucional de América. Un camino que termina la “plaga” de la violencia, pobreza y corrupción manteniendo el Estado de Derecho y nuestro dios dados los derechos individuales a prospera y ser libre. Un camino a la victoria para ambas nuestras naciones que requiere la claridad elegir políticos con visto lejos y la capaz de:
Defund y desmontar la empresa criminal de los cárteles; decriminalizing, certificando y gravando el comercio de las drogas; (El abuso de las drogas y el alcohol es un trajedia personal y un crisis de salud de la familia y debe de ser tratado así.)
Mantenga la derecha de llevar las armas y la autodefensa para todos los ciudadanos respetuosos de las leyes.
Amplíe los servicios de la imigración a las visas del trabajo de la agilización para todos los ciudadanos respetuosos de las leyes quién desean vivir y trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Utilice y haga cumplir e-verifican reglas.
Haga cumplir y defienda las fronteras.
Consolide las familias biparentales intactas, las escuelas y las vecindades organizando-hacia fuera toda más lejos AFDC (ayuda a las familias con los niños dependientes) y WIC (Comida para mujers, bebes y ninos) pagos durante un período de 2 años. (Ninos necesitan un padre responsible más que cheque del gobierno.)
“Una nación débil no se puede hacer fuerte… haciendo una nación fuerte débil”
Parafraseado de las observaciones hechas por el presidente, Abraham Lincoln.
(For the English version go to http://blog.libertysoup.org/ )
My name is Melissa Abbott-Kaffen. My husband, Jim and I have 3 teenage kids. I earned a B.S. degree with high honors from UC Davis. After a brief stint with the State Health Dept. (WIC Program). I joined Wyeth Labs and then McGaw Laboratories' sales team. Before starting a family I ran my own executive search firm headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. for 6 years. Currently I function as an online political satirist & commentator. I host the activist website, www.libertysoup.org where I blog, tweet & sell my TeaParty inspired handbook, The User’s Guide to Freedom: 50 fabulous ways to get more.
My "grassroots" political career officially started when the CUSD School Board voted themselves a palatial "Ed Center" before replacing the dilapidated portables. I worked with a team of neighbors who spent months gathering signatures to recall all 7 School Board Members.
In the end the Recall was thrown out by a last minute Voter Registrar’s rule change but the Board eventually paid for their shenanigans in the next election when a 3 person recall slate was elected.
This experience taught me the importance of standing in the gap against self dealing public officials. And, that for us to have done nothing... would have been to fail.
Since then I have worked on numerous grassroots initiatives including a Las Vegas "parking lot" get out the vote crusade for Sharon Angle, a signature drive for the Paycheck Protection Act, opposing "tiered" water rate increases & high density zoning changes to the SJC General Plan, Newsletter editor for the Aliso Viejo Republican Women Federated, upholding SJC zoning restrictions on ridge-top development and a street protest opposing SDG&E's plan to triple overhead wattage in our neighborhoods.
If elected I will work to:
Eliminate “tiered” utility rates. (Reasonable flat rates will encourage conservation without disproportionately harming businesses & homeowners.)
Continue the cost saving measures of converting all City employees to 401K retirement plans as well as support employee funding of healthcare benefits.
Work with the Open Space Foundation to devise a sustainable revenue stream to pay for open space upkeep.
Continue to streamline plan & business application approval process, especially for historic downtown merchants. Apply all City employee cost savings to a sales tax reduction to improve local business competitiveness & profitability.
Foster the historical town center as a vibrant retail destination for locals and tourists alike by working with the Archdiocese to repurpose their downtown holdings (the Garcia & Martinez Adobes) in a way that fosters the historic sacred nature of the Mission, tourist foot traffic and a vibrant retail environment. (ie. an outdoor shrine & worship services in the lower Adobe parking lot, candle light choral promenades & concerts. Promote the use of the Adobes as micro merchant incubators for unique craft shops, including the sale of Mission inspired student art cards, projects & juried student art shows to help fund raise for all the area schools.)
Promote an annual Mission Festival in Heritage (HTC) Park commencing with a Pastoral blessing followed by a chili & pie cook-off, Mission art & Cowboy poetry contests, Battle of the mariachi bands competition, a rip roaring Hoe Down Caller Competition and Dance.
Explore the viability of using the Pima Deshecha Landfill as a solar power plant to give local residents & businesses an energy cost leg up. Also explore ways to increase affordable local water supplies.
Initiate a privately owned downtown trolley service that includes minstrels & or mariachis on Friday & Saturday evenings. (This could be supported by merchant advertising on side panels and surprise gift certificate giveaways.)
Tell a friend….
To help with signs or host a meet & greet contact email@example.com .
Or, for more information about her activist website go to www.libertysoup.org
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(By Melissa Kaffen, @mkaffen on Twitter)
3. 32 States already have some form of Voter ID requirement. Of these 15 require a photo ID. Go to www.ncsl.org for details. Encourage your State House Members to follow suit.
4. However...No Voter ID law will prevent electronic vote hacking according to Roger Johnson & Jon Warner from Argonne National Lab’s Vulnerability Assessment team. Tell Congress to “Eliminate electronic voting machines & return to verifiable paper ballots”. (CA, NJ, NY, NH, NE, MO, IL, MD, VA & 22 others use machines) ** Ask poll volunteers to check machines frequently for tampering. **EXAMINE THE MACHINE BEFORE YOU VOTE. (Photograph the tampered machine before you report it & send pic to firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patriotpacnews.org & www.biggovernment.com
6. Read 7 reasons why the GOP will WIN in 2012...http://biggovernment.com/whall/2011/12/27/its-the-math-stupid-seven-devastating-facts-about-2012/
7. Check out The Tea Party Budget at http://www.freedomworks.org/the-tea-party-budget which includes a 10yr debt reduction plan with specifics on how to shrink government.
8. All but 7 Republican, 1 Independent & 6 Democrat US Senators (listed below) signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, NDAA which allows indefinite detention of American citizens by the military on American soil, without charge, and without right to legal counsel or a trial. (Senate nays (B. Cardin, D-MD, T. Coburn R-OK, M. Crapo R-ID, J. DeMint R-SC, R. Durbin D-IL, A. Franken D-MN, T. Harkin D-IA, M. Lee R-UT, J. Merkley D-OR, J. Moran R-KS abstain, R. Paul R-KY, J. Risch R-ID, B. Sanders I-VT, R. Wyden D-OR) **Bold names indicate 6 potentially vulnerable Senate Democrats**
Rhode Island State Rep. Daniel P. Gordon has drafted a resolution to restore the Bill of Rights (including habeas corpus & other civil liberties guaranteed in the US Constitution) for the citizens of his State.
A nationwide NDAA protest is scheduled at your Member’s home office on Feb. 3rd noon to 7pm at http://blog.beliefnet.com.
9. Watch & forward the link for…Episode Two: “Economic Freedom in America Today” by Economicfreedom.org.
Melissa, co-authored the 535Project, a precision voting tool that lets citizens reassert their dominion over government: along with The User’s Guide to Freedom, or, 50 marvelous ways to defeat mob rule. She is the chief cook and political pot stirrer in a raucous household located somewhere in the California territory of Mexico.
(If these are the times that try men’s souls…then Libertysoup.org is the tonic for tyranny. Learn how to RE-OCCUPY THE CONSTITUTION with the535Project at libertysoup.org