House rubber-stamps PATRIOT Act renewal with no reforms

via EFF: Despite the valiant efforts of liberty-defending congresspersons from both political parties, the House of Representatives just passed an extension of the three USA PATRIOT Act surveillance powers that were set to “sunset” at the end of February by a vote of 275 to 144. Now, the Senate is our last hope to stop PATRIOT renewal and obtain meaningful PATRIOT reform.

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So... who am I and why am I doing this? I (Shelly Roche) started ByteStyle.TV in the summer of 2009, intending to do a tech podcast... but I've ended up talking about much more than just the tech world - politics, news, food issues... you name it. There's some pretty ridiculous stuff going on in the world right now, and we don't always hear about it until it's too late (if at all). I have a technology background (Open Source, Drupal, Ruby on Rails, iPhone), and tend to be very entrepreneurial. I write articles for Urban Garden magazine, and have been on Fox News' Freedom Watch (with Judge Napolitano, Ron Paul & Peter Schiff), Fox Business, Russia Today, FreeTalkLive, PJTV, YRTV, Freedom's Phoenix, the Chicken Whisperer and more. I'm currently exploring North America in my RV whilst doing some top-secret awesome tech stuff 🙂 Shelly Roche was formerly at ByteStyle.tv and is promising to return some day!