Fix Python – SSL InsecurePlatform error when using Requests package

Im using Python 2.7.3 and Requests. I installed Requests via pip. I believe it’s the latest version. I’m running on Debian Wheezy.
I’ve used Requests lots of times in the past and never faced this issue, but it seems that when making https requests with Requests I get an InsecurePlatform exception.
The error mentions urllib3, but I don’t have that….

Fix Python – urllib and “SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED” Error

I am getting the following error:
Exception in thread Thread-3:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/”, line 810, in __bootstrap_inner
File “/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/”, line 763, in run