Saturday, February 28, 2009

Council to Discuss Microchip Mandate - Newtreamz

The article is located here at Newstreamz.

Craig's List

Whoa! Everyone is helping out. People we don't even know getting the word out. I found this story on Craig's List.

"Date: 2009-02-10, 9:01PM CST

I've heard about RFID chips and have always been disturbed by them but now it is hitting close to home. In San Marcos they recently made it mandatory to "chip" your pet aka have RFID chips implanted in them. I'll get back to that in a little bit.

I recently started to listen to a talk radio show hosted by Katherine Albrecht. That day she was interviewing a woman who's dog died shortly after it was "chipped". The woman's dog Charlie Brown was a long haired Chihuahua that bled to death hours after the procedure. There are several people who have lost their pets due to chipping. The cancer is suppose to be caused by radio frequencies from the chips. Which makes sense because you always hear about living too close to radio or cell towers can cause cancer. Why? Because of the high frequencies.

Now back to San Marcos, there is a group called CETI (Citizens for Ear Tattooing Identification) trying to have the ruling removed or amended to make it voluntary. The founder of CETI said "The Tattoos are ONLY a rhetorical device to call attention to the issue. Nothing more."There is a growing number of counties that are putting this law on the books. In LA county if you don't chip your pet it is 6 months jail time for you and/or your spouse. I am still new to this subject so I can't give too many details. I just wanted to write something out to try to get people's attention because San Marcos is right down the road from all of us in the Austin area. Austin area or not who is to say this ridiculous and unreasonable law won't come to your city. If you can please go to protest this tomorrow at the scheduled a public hearing on the ordinance for Feb. 11 at noon in the Grant Harris Jr. Building. There will be another at the beginning of March in which Katherine Albrecht will be flying down from New Hampshire for.

*a few links

CETI vs. City in final animal ordinance session

San Marcos Animal ordinance

Dog Bleeds to Death After "Routine" Microchip Implant Procedure

Skip the Chip: RFIDs Could Cause Cancer

Be sure to check out Katherine Albrecht's (90.1 fm in our area)archived shows for more information on RFID and the increasing invasion of our privacy."

Monday, March 2nd at Brave New Books -- Katherine Albrecht

Here is a link on the Brave New Books event and San Marcos microchipping issue.

Local C4L brings out the big gun: Dr. Katherine Albrecht

Here is an article from the Daily Paul about our protest here in San Marcos on mandatory microchipping of our critters.

Facebook Events for - Tuesday March 03 Dr. Katherine Albrecht

if you have flue of 2009 get a neti pot and oil of oregano and natural decongestants, say NO 2 red die #2 syrup & anti biotix

Leaflets - RFID of Pets, March 03

last day to take City of San Marcos survey Make YOUR voice count!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Transition to No Kill Group - Hits 100 Members

Our Transition to No Kill facebook group hits 100 members today!

Dr. Katherine Albrecht - Updates on San Marcos

Mon., February 16, 2009

Full show ( Listen as streaming MP3 | Listen as streaming RealAudio )

Hour 1 ( Download the MP3 )

Brave New Books Appearance & Texas Itinerary // Non-compliance tax // Prescription Drugs & "Doctor Shopping" // Protest Talk // Drawing the line // "Dr. Chips" in Lee's world // Lists //

Katherine discusses her Texas Itinerary. Katherine discusses the Non-compliance tax imposed on privacy lovers. Katherine discusses a South Carolina push for electronic medical records. Callers weigh in.
Albert Jay Nock
"Isaiah's Job" by Albert Jay Nock
Pharmacists' plan targets prescription drug abuse
Chemists could be given access to patient data

Hour 2 ( Download the MP3 )

Guest: Keela - Dog owner in Austin, Texas // Austin Animal Control's manipulation of dog owners // And we throw in the chip for free! // All this for only $1,000 // The Extortion Racket // Fillings // Shawn aka Howard Cosell //

Katherine interviews Keela - Dog owner in Austin, Texas. Katherine and Keela discus her dog's story. Katherine and Keela discuss the cost of this fiasco. Katherine and Keela discuss the extortion racket involved with this process. Katherine and Keela discuss fillings. Emailers and a caller weigh in.
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city rejects thousands of dollars in equipment, web/tv airing, volunteer time to increase adoptions at the San Marcos animal shelter

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Facebook 2009 Campaign Page Hits 200

Thank you to all who are supporting our campaign on Facebook for the 2009 City Council Race.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Beat the Chip - Covering San Marcos

Beat the Chip has a special podcast on our protest efforts in San Marcos.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rule of Law Radio Interview - Mandatory Microchipping in San Marcos

Listening 2 radio interview last night Mandatory micro chipping in San Marcos.

Monday, February 16, 2009

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is still whoa, a fireball fell from the sky in Austin!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pet microchip mandate to begin in San Marcos - News 8 Ausin

To read the story and see the video please click here.
"Lisa Marie Coppoletta said the chips can harm their animals, and the ordinance takes away their freedom to choose what's best for their pets.

"It's legislating personal responsibility for taking care of your animal," she said."

Dr. Katherine Albrecht - Updates on San Marcos, THURSDAY

Thu., February 12, 2009

Full show ( Listen as streaming MP3 | Listen as streaming RealAudio )

Hour 1 ( Download the MP3 )

San Marcos, TX Mandatory Microchipping of Pets UPDATE // Guest: Lisa Wilson, protest-organizing member // Volunteers needed // Recent developments // Boycott, NAIS Discussion tie in // Activism // Mary's world //

Katherine discusses updates listeners on the San Marcos, TX mandatory microchipping of pets protest. Katherine and Lisa discuss what kinds of volunteers are needed. Katherine and Lisa discuss the recent developments in the San Marcos, TX mandatory microchipping of pets issue. Katherine and Lisa discuss the NAIS tie in, with Jimmy. Katherine and Lisa discuss activism. Callers weigh in.

Hour 2 ( Download the MP3 )

Guest: Judith McGeary // San Marcos, TX Mandatory Microchipping of Pets UPDATE Continues // NAIS Update // Cathy's world // Harlan from Brave New Books // Texas Senate Bill 682 // Steve's world //

Katherine continues to discuss microchipping and its future implications. Katherine interviews Judith McGeary. Katherine and Judith discuss the San Marcos, TX mandatory microchipping of pets protest. Katherine and Judith discuss the recent and upcoming NAIS developments and events. Katherine interviews Harlan from Brave New Books. Katherine and Judith discuss Texas Senate Bill 682. Callers weigh in.
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
San Marcos council to revisit animal ordinance
Brave New Books
Texas Senate Bill 682

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Could microchip mandate be repealed? - Newstreamz

To read the article on the Animal Shelter Advisory Board meeting, please click here.
"“I’m thrilled from today’s meeting, and from phone conversations and email correspondence with our policy makers, they are willing to review Dr. Katherine Albrecht’s literature on microchips,” said Lisa Marie Coppoletta, who helped organize a protest against the microchip mandate and has announced her candidacy to the Place 5 city council seat."

Dr. Katherine Albrecht - Updates on San Marcos, WED

Wed., February 11, 2009

Full show ( Listen as streaming MP3 | Listen as streaming RealAudio )

Hour 1 ( Download the MP3 )

She has had one of those days // Super Bowl Ads revisited - GE Smart grid // The GE Smart grid // Getting into your house through the power grid // "The Home of the Future" // Google & the smart grid // Cutting Boards & Teflon // Nolan's world // Jeremy's world // Dog poop in a can? //

Katherine discusses the GE Smart grid Super Bowl Ad. Katherine discusses how the GE Smart grid works. Katherine discusses "The Home of the Future." Katherine discusses Google & the smart grid. Callers weigh in.
Scarecrow - a GE ad Focuses on Smart Grid Technology
Wikipedia: Smart Power Grid

Hour 2 ( Download the MP3 )

More on the smart grid // Dave's world // It's the fruit, man // Alexander's world // RFID mania runnin' wild // Company names // Gold prices // San Marcos protest //

Katherine continues to discuss the smart grid and implications. Katherine discusses topics that callers bring up. Callers and emailers weigh in.

Statesman Blog - San Marcos Animal Board to "Revisit" Microchip Mandate

Here is the story from today's blog of Andrea Lorenz at Austin American Statesman.

"The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show" TUESDAY INTERVIEW

Today I had a live interview with Dr. Katherine Albrecht. What an HONOR!!

Tue., February 10, 2009

Full show ( Listen as streaming MP3 | Listen as streaming RealAudio )

Hour 1 ( Download the MP3 )

Katherine has a knack for predicting the future // Food Flex program @ Safeway // Hot water dispenser story // Shame on YOU // Mark my words // Mandatory Microchipping of Pets in San Marcos, TX // Guest: Lisa Coppeletta, protest organizer //

Katherine discusses the Food Flex program by Safeway supermarkets (including Vons and Tom Thumb). Katherine interviews liberty organizer Lisa Coppeletta. Katherine and Lisa discuss the mandatory microchipping of pets in San Marcos, TX, and related protest.
Lisa's blog

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Charlie Brown Died from FORCED MICROCHIP

parents of Charlie Brown had him micro chipped due to mandatory law in California - if they refused they would face jail time - Charlie Brown died last week while chip was being implanted - he bled to death

Monday, February 9, 2009

Microchipping in San Marcos - National Radio MONDAY

We are honored to have received national radio coverage today from Dr. Katherine Albrecht. Imagine my surprise to have received this link that our protest from Saturday made national news.

Mon., February 09, 2009

Full show ( Listen as streaming MP3 | Listen as streaming RealAudio )

Hour 1 ( Download the MP3 )

San Marcos, TX protesting the Mandatory Microchipping of Pets // Carl's world // Protesting battle scars //

Katherine discusses the protesting of Mandatory Microchipping of Pets in San Marcos, TX. Callers weigh in.
San Marcos, TX protesters

CEIT Newstreamz Coverage - VIDEO

Newstreamz has posted some clips from the public hearing for the final of three education sessions for the citizens of San Marcos. I thought it was interesting how the citizen comments period was halted for the human micro chip demo. Interesting switch of the posted agenda.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

CETI Events, pt. 2

CETI Newstreamz Coverage

The story Newstreamz posted to the front page is online "CETI vs. City in final animal ordinance session."
"Coppoletta said most animals at the shelter aren’t lost, but “dumped” there. She pointed towards the national economic crisis as one of the many factors behind pet owners relinquishing their animals, suggesting the legislation is inappropriate because it doesn’t address that issue."

CETI - Public Hearing/Protest Videos

CETI Stills from Protest/Public Hearing

Saturday, February 7, 2009

PROTEST 1:00 City Hall Saturday - MANDATORY microchipping of Your critter - NO DISCUSSION by Council

Friday, February 6, 2009

Past as prologue: How to win a city election - Newstreamz Analyzes 2008 Election

Just recently found this article online at Newstreamz the story provides analysis from the 2008 election.
"Incumbent San Marcos Councilmember Chris Jones of Place 4 easily prevailed against challenger Lisa Marie Coppoletta, receiving 6,168 votes to her 4,925. Jones won by carrying north and south side precincts.

Jones carried the traditionally African-American precinct 111 and other south side precincts 113, 116, and 120. Further, Jones carried precinct 315 and swept the north side, carrying 330, 332, 334, 336 and 446. Jones’s top precincts were, in order, 315, 332, 334, and 336."

Coppoletta carried four precincts, all on the south side - 114, 112, 121, and 110.

Coppoletta’s showing could be attributed to her vigorous campaigning and, possibly, to Narvaiz’ strong showing on the south side. Although the campaigns were completely independent of each other, it is possible that Narvaiz’ presence as a female on the ballot helped Coppoletta as another female candidate."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Delicious RSS - Negating Microchipping

Delicious RSS of research on micro chipping, the Animal Control Ordinance, and news coverage regarding CETI.

Firefox Add Ons

Firefox Add-ons offer a way to organize all social media in one place. With a click of a button delicious bookmarks are created. With another click, onto a separate delicious icon, a sidebar displays all tags in file folders for quick access. Or, go directly to your delicious bookmarks with another quick link icon.
The tinyurl add-on is an outstanding time saving device. Rather than copying and pasting url to the tinurl webpage, just click and it is converted.

Your myspace and facebook are logged in along with twitter for real time updates flashing as you work, such as entourage updates of incoming mail. Each of these add-ons provides flexibility and functionality while browsing online. There is a button to add article to your facebook profile or sharing via facebook e-mail tool. View friends status updates on lefthand sidebar.

There is even a toolbar with a direct link to filefolders on your hard disk drive.

At the bottom of the screen one can click to itunes or pandora. The add-on allows one to toggle thru music applications with just one click.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

CETI Events

To join our group for more information please click here:

FINAL public meeting to explain the new Animal Control Ordnance

Make YOUR thoughts on the MANDATORY micro chipping known to City Council
Event Info
Time and Place
Saturday, February 7, 2009
1:00pm - 2:30pm
City Hall
San Marcos, TX

New Social Media - Get Involved Online - NO MANDATORY Microchipping

Make YOUR Voice Heard ONLINE
Event Info
Time and Place
Start Time:
Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 5:55pm
End Time:
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 7:55am


There are various ways to have your voice heard online thru new social media:
(1) Post a discussion item at the CETI Facebook Group
(2) Express your opinions to your local online newspaper Newstreamz – here are some threads already in process and here
(3) Fashion a response to discussion thread at Statesman blog article on CETI group

Monday, February 2, 2009

FRONT PAGE NEWSTREAMZ - CETI Newstreamz "Group prefers tattoos to microchips" by Andy Sevilla, Associate Editor.

Social Media Solution to RSS City Slacking

Today the RSS feed was finally corrected.  It had been since July of 2008 since it had been updated to include City Council agendas. ONE day of social media and issue resolved.  Internet activists UNITE!

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WHOOHOO FINALLY the city fixed the RSS feed! It only took 1 day via social media to get this issue resolved!

$78,000 spent on city website - NO UPDATES RSS FEEDS for Council Agenda

This issue was raised in ALL of the debates that I participated during my 2008 race for City Council, Place 4.  One would think that this concern regarding posting updated RSS feeds would have been resolved by now.  But, NO.  The RSS feeds are still from July 2008 for the Council Agenda. Here, check the page yourself.  And, this is the main list of RSS feeds for the City of San Marcos.

I can't help but wonder if those TML conferences they attend, which cost the taxpayers so much, ever have RSS workshops.  It literally takes an hour to learn how to create a feed.  Is there someone at city hall with some RSS skills? Where did the $78,000 go? Does the City NOT think the agenda is an important item to be posted online.  This is particularly relevant since the muniAgenda is quite difficult to navigate.  

Sunday, February 1, 2009