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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 6, 2009
Jim Cramer Uses CNBC to Manipulate Stocks By now, everyone should have heard about the ongoing war that CNBC is waging against the Obama administration and its plans revamp the economy. From its constant anti-Obama propaganda and commentary to its shady PR stunt to manufacture a bogus uprising against Obama's mortgage plan, CNBC has been working overtime as a propaganda front against the Obama agenda.
(67 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
Video: Is Bristol Palin Baby Trig's Mother? Evidence & Pictures pics, news reports, background on the rumor that Trig is really the child of Sarah Palin's daughter.
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 1, 2008
BabyGate: Explosive New Details and the Smoking Gun Photo more pics, including one of Sarah massively pregnant with her fourth child. This is the smoking Womb that is hard to explain away.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 1, 2012
Romney's Storm Tips 12 tips from Bishop Romney on how to protect your homes and cars from Sandy
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 24, 2012
Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America New York City has banned all food donations to government-run homeless shelters because the bureaucrats there are concerned that the donated food will not be "nutritious" enough. Those who love to micro-manage others continue to get the upper hand in America. The bureaucrats are officially out of control.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2012
Most Massive Natural Disaster in US History-- and you don't know what caused it. While the effete dicker over trivialities and monetize society, reality gets little notice. Meanwhile, the Dept. of Agriculture has declared a disaster in 1,000 counties in 26 states.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 23, 2010
Raw Story: GOP plan dramatically reduces Social Security benefits, actuary finds The Chief Actuary of Social Security analyzed a proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the GOP's ranking member on the budget committee, who could become its chairman in January, and found that new entrants in the US workforce could see massive decreases in their payouts upon retirement.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 3, 2011
Photo; Christians Protecting Muslims Praying in Egypt already viewed by over 120,000
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 24, 2010
2 Pensacola Beach Scenes: Dying Baby Dolphin and Ocean "Water Bubbling "...Like It's Got Acid In It. God Help Us All" a local shoots some frightening video
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 22, 2008
Wall Street bailout plan explained, universally reviled [Update 14 It's unanimous] In the last 24 hours, there has been an explosive outpouring of analysis of and revulsion for the Wall Street Bailout plan, from economics professors to financial traders to laypeople. And the verdict is in: ...t is a certainty that the taxpayer must lose
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Koch Brothers' 3-Step Plan to Conquer the Next Generation It's been well-documented how the Koch Brothers are sponsoring economic programs at colleges and universities around the country. By itself, this could be interpreted as philanthropy. There's nothing inherently wrong with a billionaire donating some of his wealth to education. But the greater strategy in the Kochs' chess game isn't just to make themselves wealthier, but a far more sinister one.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 19, 2009
Pete Seeger Restores "This Land is Your Land" The "subversive" verses from Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land were sung by the American people yesterday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 7, 2014
June 5th: Edward Snowden in conversation with John Perry Barlow - Liveblog at PDF'14 Edward Snowden in conversation with John Perry Barlow - Liveblog at PDF'14 | MIT Center for Civic Media
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2011
Open Letter to Chancellor of UC Davis from Assistant Professor Nathan Brown I call for your resignation because you are unfit to do your job. You are unfit to ensure the safety of students at UC Davis. In fact: you are the primary threat to the safety of students at UC Davis. There must be space for political dissent on our campus, especially, when the object of protest and dissent is police brutality itself.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Costco - Unbelievable! So often we blame the drug companies for the high cost of drugs, and usually rightfully so. But in this case, the fault clearly lies with the pharmacies themselves...One of the anchors asked Mr. Wilson whether or not there were any pharmacies that did not adhere to this practice, and he said that Costco consistently charged little over their cost for the generic drugs.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2009
Progressive activists are being "f^cking stupid"? Hey Rahm, kiss my f^cking uninsured ass Rahm Emanuel recently held a meeting to slam Democratic activists for pressuring the legislators who are holding up healthcare reform, calling their ads "f*cking stupid".
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 16, 2010
Obama bans abortion for women in high-risk insurance pools The White House has decided to voluntarily impose the ban for all women in the newly-created high risk insurance pools. What is disappointing is that there is nothing in the law that requires the Obama administration to impose this broad and highly restrictive abortion ban. It doesn't allow states to choose to cover abortion and it doesn't even give women the option to buy abortion coverage using their own money.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2011
Libya: The Chinese Connection - Press TV Interview with Paul Craig Roberts Roberts: "In my opinion, what is going on is comparable to what the US and Britain did to Japan in the 1930s. When they cut Japan off from oil, from rubber, from minerals like ore; that was the origin of World War II in the pacific. And now the Americans and the British are doing the same thing to China."
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 23, 2012
Moore, Glover, Stone, Greenwald, Wolf, Ellsberg Urge Correa to Grant Asylum to Assange British courts recently struck down Mr. Assange's appeal against extradition to Sweden, where he is not wanted on criminal charges, but merely for questioning. Mr. Assange has repeatedly made clear he is willing to answer questions relating to accusations against him, but in the United Kingdom. But the Swedish government insists that he be brought to Sweden for questioning.
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thank you Paul Krugman: The Nobel Prize winning economist takes an axe to GOP talking points All the GOP spin was actually starting to get to me about the effectiveness of the 825 billion dollar plan until Mr. Krugman laid it all out in his latest New York Times article called "Bad Faith Economics" where the star liberal economist destroys the republican talking points.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 12, 2011
MetroPCS is blocking Netflix, Skype and other sites--unless you pay extra When we access the Internet on our phones - as more of us do every day - we expect to be able to go wherever we want, whenever we want. But a terrible new service plan from MetroPCS - the fifth-largest U.S. mobile phone carrier - is the latest phone industry attack on Net Neutrality. The company is limiting users' ability to access certain websites and services, unless they pay extra for the privilege.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 10, 2010
Youtube Humor; What Happens When BP Spills Coffee very, sadly, funny.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 28, 2008
How to Protect Yourself: Attorney's Advice - No Charge Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate Attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company. If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 2, 2009
Cantor, Steele repudiate Rush; wingnuts freak out (Updated x2: RedState of Denial) Obama and Democrats have successfully exploited the vast gulf between their base and majority of Americans by focusing attention on Rush Limbaugh, driving the wedge between Republican officials and American voters even deeper. So what happens when two high-profile Republicans try to distance themselves from Limbaugh -- the Republican base erupts and condemns their own leaders. Can't win for losing in the GOP these days.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 12, 2009
Defend Michelle Obama's organic garden from pesticide lobbyists The pesticide peddlers are not happy with Michelle Obama. We support organic gardening. Tell the board members of MACA (virtually all of them big chemical executives) that we don't appreciate their telling Michelle Obama (or any of us) to use pesticides in our gardens.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2009
Humor: A blonde's password During a recent password audit, it was found that a blonde was using the following password: MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2012
Economic Nostradamus: We Are Literally Witnessing a Collapse If people don't have money, they can't consume to keep the economy going. This leads to a vicious negative feedback loop that forces small (and large) business employers to lay off workers, which takes even more money out of the economy, which subsequently leads to more business closures and cutbacks. Meaningful jobs won't be returning any time soon.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 25, 2007
New Signs of a Stroke: Stick out Your Tongue STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.. S.T.R. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by askign three simple questions. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Economy: "No Return to Normal" - Galbraith the solutions are really quite simple and easy to put into effect. The real problem is overcoming the political power of Wall Street and the financial system: Political Power of Just 6 Banks is the Problem. And once we've broken through that political obstacle, it will be relatively easy to try, convict, and jail most of the powers that be: The Beast of Wall Street must be brought to Justice.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2008
Women Say NO to Palin Palin does not represent most women. Please read, email the author with your comments to be entered onto the blog.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 13, 2010
Senate Passes Bill That Destroys Existing Whistleblower Rights Whistleblowers were promised enhanced protections. We will not stand by silently and watch Congress destroy existing whistleblowers rights so that they can say they passed something for whistleblowers. Please help us protect whistleblowers by taking action and then passing this alert on to your friends and family.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 29, 2011
IKEA's dangerous little secret In Sweden, IKEA's factory workers are unionized, which is one reason they receive better wages and have a safer workplace -- but the company is going all out to prevent American workers from receiving those same rights and protections. Please sign the petition to tell IKEA to give its American workers the freedom to organize.The publicity surrounding this organizing drive has already made a difference ...
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 25, 2010
Raw Story: WikiLeaks release to feature corruption among world leaders, governments The Obama administration on Wednesday warned that the next release of documents from whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks could damage relations between the US and foreign governments. However, there were no specifics reported as to the nature of the corruption allegations or which governments are involved.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 21, 2011
The Congressional Reform Act of 2011 The 26th amendment to the Constitution (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months to be ratified! Why? Simple! Because the people demanded it. That was in 1971 before computers,e-mail, cell phones, etc. With a small effort from each of us, in three days, most people in the USA will have the message. Do you have five minutes for this? Read it and then decide.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2010
2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau How do you tell the difference between a US Census worker and a con artist? With the US Census process beginning,the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft.NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK,YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE AT YOUR ADDRESS.Do not give your Social Security #,credit card or banking info to anyone even if...
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 24, 2013
U.S. a Lawless State -- Paul Craig Roberts Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts says, "The country is not being run by the President. It is being run by spy agencies and private interest groups, Wall Street and military security complex . . . They run the country. The President is a puppet, a figurehead."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 6, 2010
Raw Story: Hackers take down website of bank that froze WikiLeaks funds A group of Internet activists calling themselves Operation Payback have taken credit for shutting down the website of a bank that earlier Monday froze funds belonging to WikiLeaks. Announcing its successful hack on a Twitter account, the group declared, "We will fire at anyone that tries to censor WikiLeaks."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 4, 2009
Conflict of Interest - GA SoS to use unverifiable voting in bid for governor Now the only apparent defense that Georgians have to avoid a major conflict of interest in the 2010 elections is a law suit pending before the GA Supreme Court.That suit challenges the legality and constitutionality of current GA elections based on admissions collected from the state's own expert witnesses during depositions.These admissions include the lack of an independent audit trail that was legally required,inability to
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Stop telling us "We don't have the votes!" GO GET THE VOTES!!! Harry Reid, you're the Senate Majority Leader. Stop sniveling. Don't tell us that you don't have the votes. Go get the votes. That's your job. Try acting like LBJ instead of a jellyfish, and you'll be amazed at how much can be done with a little arm-twisting. And don't tell me that you need 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate. The only reason that is the case is because you allow it to be the case. It doesn't...
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 13, 2014
9 Good Reasons to Ban Fracking Immediately Until we come together and put a stop to fracking by direct action, banning fracking in our cities and states and using clean energy, fracking will continue to deplete every everything we have until it's too late.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 31, 2011
Ohio House committee votes to ban almost all abortions in the state "There's an old legal saying - when you have the facts on your side, pound the facts - when you have the law on your side, pound the law -when you have neither, pound the table."That is exactly what our opponents are doing: continuing to pound the table over and over again, pushing a bill so extreme that Ohio Right to Life is not even supporting it. Help us stop this ban - call on your lawmaker to oppose it.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mitch McConnell Is the Cancer of the U.S. Senate McConnell, in just his most recent term, is responsible for over 25 percent of all the Senate filibusters since 1787. McConnell is literally a cancerous tumor on the Senate, collecting a six-figure paycheck while depleting all hope of progress as long as he's in office.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2009
Updated V: Rioting Grows Ayatollas Call for New Elections, Telephone Cut Off Teheran, Mousavi Arrest multiply updated report on what's happening in Iran post election.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 22, 2014
What Does Corporate Personhood Have to Do With Climate Change? Everything. This problem can be fixed by pursuing a simply-worded constitutional amendment. It must state that constitutional rights are only intended for human beings, not artificial entities like corporations. And it must also state that money is property, not free speech, and can be regulated in elections and ballot initiatives.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 12, 2011
AARP: Protect Medicare - Tell Congress to vote NO on the Ryan budget House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has introduced a budget that would effectively end Medicare as we know it and put the health of millions of older Americans at risk. Ryan's proposal would deny future retirees guaranteed Medicare coverage, and dramatically drive up their health care costs.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2011
House Runs Amok on FCC Minutes ago, members of the key House technology subcommittee voted to give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over the Internet. They passed a "resolution of disapproval" that would strip the FCC of its ability to protect Internet users -- letting companies block our right to speak freely and share information on the Internet.This resolution opens the door even wider to corporate abuse.
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(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 11, 2014
How to Scrap the Two-Party System in Three Steps Lots of people feel understandably hamstrung after the midterm elections. It's obvious the Republicans don't represent anyone but the billionaires who bought their seats for them, and everyone is sick and tired of Democrats taking bribes from those same billionaires, and curling up in the fetal position to get kicked around without putting up a fight.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Tomorrow, Thousands of Workers Fight Wage Theft With Civil Disobedience America's burglars, convenience store robbers, carjackers, muggers, and bank robbers don't steal half as much money as top restaurant chains steal from workers in a given year. But since criminal restaurant chain executives aren't being carted off to jail for their acts of robbery, restaurant workers will shut down their businesses by any means necessary this Thursday -- including committing acts of civil disobedience.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Iran Vote Theft; A Picture's Worth 1000 words how true it is.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 28, 2014
How Chris Christie Destroyed New Jersey's Economy and Middle Class Chris Christie, the virulent class warrior who bestows bountiful gifts upon his rich benefactors and calls the Koch Brothers "great Americans" while simultaneously punishing the middle class, represents the new face of the GOP -- hard-nosed, stubborn, and eager to blame drastic economic conditions on those preyed upon by his biggest campaign donors.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 5, 2015
State Departments of Agriculture are Attempting to Regulate Seed Banks Out of Existence Apparently the government doesn't like when people use seed banks to save and trade their crops.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2013
True Cost of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan This statement was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Bradley at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tell Starbucks: Keep Guns Out of Its Coffee Shops Businesses can legally prohibit guns from being carried in their establishments-"and so far,Peet's & CA. Pizza Kitchen have heeded customer concerns and barred the open carrying of guns.But Starbucks is refusing to prohibit the open carrying of firearms in its stores, despite protests from loyal customers.It's everyone's right to sit in a restaurant or coffee shop with their families without intimidation or fear of guns.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2010 Urge Discovery to Drop Sarah Palin's New Show Sarah Palin's Alaska is a "reality TV" show that aims to showcase the "powerful beauty of Alaska."But the real Sarah Palin is no friend of Alaska's natural heritage. Yet according to reports, Palin will earn about $1 million per episode from the nature-focused series.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 4, 2010
Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust? Seeking a hopeful response to the problems of Holocaust ignorance & denial in the Arab world,Mid East expert Robert Satloff set out on an 8-year journey to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews,themselves,and their own history.Satloff found not only the Arab heroes for whom he started his quest but a vast,lost history of what actually happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of N Africa.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2014
Where Glenn Greenwald Goes Squishy A good starting point on the legal front might be what former chief justice Charles Evans Hughes said back in 1907, that "the Constitution is what the judges say it is." They frame the debates and provide the arguments and "values" that the justices use to convince each other and legitimize to the rest of us whatever they decide the Constitution now says.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 23, 2014
US Intelligence? Not Even Close No one should expect Cisco, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other digital giants to stand up against the NSA or lead a serious movement against the surveillance state. A far better bet is that individual scientists and technicians will create spy-free alternatives, and many of their efforts will find homes beyond US borders.
Obama's War Cry -- momentous political and social sea change taking place in America., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 10, 2014
From Iraq to Ukraine, Where Are the Adults? Obama chose to protect certain endangered Iraqis at the very moment he was sending arms and intelligence to help the Israelis decimate the Palestinians in Gaza, while Putin will be defending his own kind -- Russians and pro-Russians -- from some other kind who happen to be Ukrainians. Humanitarian? Hardly.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Black Robbers Maybe true, maybe not. Amusing but with a bite. It's worth thinking about a bit and says a lot about our country and the vast color divide.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bernie Sanders: "I'm Prepared to Take on the Billionaire Class" Bernie pointed out that we have been winning on issue after issue. We need to give ourselves more credit. We elected and re-elected a black man, and there are now more and more women in Congress. Conservative states are allowing gay marriage. It's on the economic front that we are losing. Bernie believes that if we can stand together, we can defeat the billionaire class.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2011
First, they attacked PBS and NPR. Now this? In the dead of night on Saturday,a Tea Party-driven group of House members voted to kill AmeriCorps,completely eliminating all funding. With a potential government shutdown looming on March 4th,the fate of 85,000 AmeriCorp community organizers, teachers, and tutors will now be decided by the US Senate.AmeriCorps volunteers help and protect our country's most vulnerable.Every day, they work in many of the poorest communities
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
DOJ opposes national security whistleblower protections A promise by presidential candidate Barack Oabama fell by the wayside on Thursday when President Obama's Justice Department argued against a badly needed reform of whistleblower protection law. The surprise reversal on whistleblower protections comes on the heels of administration reversals of policy on military tribunals for terrorism suspects and the release of torture photos.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Is The History Channel Pushing Right Wing Smears Of The Kennedys? I've read the script. It's ridiculous, sexually exploitative, revolting stuff - everything you'd expect from a conservative re-writing of history. In my previous life, I produced and directed over 55 movies, mini-series and feature films. I thought I had pretty much seen anything and everything. But this garbage, coming so soon after Senator Ted Kennedy's death, makes the worst commercial schlock look Oscar-worthy.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 13, 2014
Anyone who says metadata spying isn't extremely revealing is either misinformed or lying You've probably heard politicians or pundits say that 'metadata doesn't matter'. They argue that police and intelligence agencies shouldn't need probable cause warrants to collect information about our communications. Metadata isn't all that revealing, they say, it's just numbers. The truth is, Metadata surveillance exposes the content of our lives in a way that wiretapping can't. In a lot of ways, it's much more powerful.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 21, 2010
Clarence Thomas: It's Time for YOU to apologize to Anita Hill Amidst the controversy, conservatives rushed the swearing in of Thomas. On the very day of his swearing in, the Washington Post had amassed damning evidence that corroborated Hill's testimony, including eyewitness accounts about Thomas' porn consumption from the manager of his local video store. Jeffrey Toobin reported that the Washington Post decided to drop the story since Thomas had already been sworn in to the court.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2014
David Bronner Gives $1 Million to Fight Big Ag in GMO Labeling Vote Over 99% of GMO crops in US soil are engineered to survive high doses of herbicide and/or produce their own insecticide. Overdosing our farms in pesticides has rapidly created a resistance in target weed and insect populations, so now we have "superweeds" and "superbugs" that aren't killed with normal doses of pesticides. We have the right to know if our food is engineered to be saturated in pesticides.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 24, 2007
Time out for R & R Here's something refreshing for anyone out there who might be the least overworked, stressed or otherwise out of sorts. Enjoy!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
John Wellington Ennis: KARL ROVE, YOU GOT SERVED I sat down with the attorneys who issued the subpoena, Clifford Arnebeck and Bob Fitrakis, who explained how their suit reached this point and what Mr. Rove's legal obligations are, considering his aversion to appearing under oath.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 30, 2013
Israel and Iran: Is Netanyahu Winning or Losing? Stuck in the here and now, we can only judge Bibi Netanyahu as the nightmare man he plays on television. His latest drama is to push Washington to demand that the Iranians give up enrichment and most other elements of even a peaceful nuclear program. Call it chutzpah on steroids.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 29, 2011
Dispatch from the front lines of the Wisconsin DMV I'd bet a huge number of those folks had a lot of other,better,and perhaps wage-earning things to do with their time as did the loved ones in their care.How many others-with unyielding schedules, dependents to care for,lack of knowledge,or simple frustration-didn't even make it into line that day? How many,if refused as we were,would have left and stayed away?Efficiency.Access.Civility. Rights.Something that shouldn't seem
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 13, 2011
Al Franken: Oppose Comcast's Swallowing Up NBC As you know, the proposed merger between Comcast and NBC Universal is an important moment in our effort to stop big corporations from controlling our media. But the FCC and Department of Justice may be about to approve this deal. This would have serious consequences for Minnesotans and consumers across America.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 2, 2010
238 presidential scholars: Bush worst president of modern era, fifth worst in US history Bush was rated second from the bottom on "intelligence," "foreign policy accomplishments," and "handling of U.S. economy." This despite promises from Bush supporters that "history will be very kind" to the former president.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 7, 2011
Patriot Act Vote on Tuesday Washington sources tell us that a Patriot Act renewal bill is scheduled for a vote in the House TOMORROW, Tuesday Feb 8.They will attempt to pass the bill, HR514, under "suspension of the rules,"which requires a two-thirds vote.Defeating this will only require 1/3 of Congress.That will buy us time,and time is what we need to educate Congress that the Patriot Act is unnecessary and dangerous.We'll lose unless we act immediately
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 8, 2007
Fun short personality test Just four questions long. See if you agree with the findings.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 5, 2010
Activists: Israeli boat raiders had "assassination list" In a conference call organized by The Israel Project, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) told reporters that activists participating in the flotilla were aiding Hamas and therefore breaking US law. "And so I will be asking the Attorney General to prosecute any American involved in what was clearly an effort to give items of value to a terrorist organization."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 8, 2010
S.510: Hidden in House Amendment to Senate Amendment to House Bill! Well, It's Not Hidden From US! Take These 3 Steps Take Action NOW for each member of your household to tell your Representatives that you STONGLY OPPOSE adopting the language of S. 510 in this or any other amendment or bill:
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 20, 2007
Public Forum on Electronic Voting hosted by Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Today Before the event begins at 2:30PM for your viewing pleasure Voices of Cleveland and Beyond Video Productions (VOCAB Video) will stream prerecorded video of Systest Lab spokesman Brian Phillips who spoke at last years Cuyahoga County's Post May Primary Election Forum in Cleveland,and The State of Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann. On October 15th 2006 during his campaign at a Voting Rights Revival forum.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 18, 2011
Breaking news: House votes to defund Planned Parenthood Anti-choice lawmakers' attacks today are just plain irresponsible. Cutting funding for Planned Parenthood and other health centers would leave at least five million women and men without access to basic health care. Where will these people go for critical services? We must make a big statement right now to call on the Senate to say no to this devastating cut. Help us send 50,000 emails to the Senate in the next seven days.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 14, 2011
January's racist Elle cover Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appears on the January cover of Elle magazine, but she's outraged by the image. Her skin appears far more pale than it is in real life. Elle claims to celebrate women of color by featuring them on magazine covers, but this is the second time in just six months that Elle has blatantly made women of color more white. (The last controversy surrounded Precious actress Gabourney Sidibe.)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2009
Rachel Maddow: Strip Support from Dems Siding with Republican filibuster on Health Reform Republicans are planning to use the Senate "filibuster" procedure to block a vote on health care reform. But if all Senate Democrats stick together,a clean up-or-down vote will take place.Let's send a clear message:It's not OK for Democratic senators to join with Republicans to block a vote on health care. Period.It's critical that Harry Reid sees immediate support for this idea: sign the petition tonight and tell your friends
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Cell phones DO pose a grave danger to your health (Devra Davis) Dr. Devra Davis ' October 6 Commonwealth Club presentation in San Francisco and the press conference that followed are now available on Youtube, courtesy of the Ecological Options Network (EON).
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Tell House Members to Stop Anti-Whistleblower Bill Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed a radical anti-whistleblower bill (the Grimm bill) that, if passed, will completely undermine the ability of corporate whistleblowers to expose fraud and violations of securities laws. TAKE ACTION! Help Stop Corporate Fraud!Best described as the Madoff-Enabling Act, the proposed House Republican Amendments to the Securities Exchange Act will...
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2010
GOP Rep. asks Clinton to declare WikiLeaks a "foreign terrorist organization' Rep. Peter King sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday, demanding that whistleblower website WikiLeaks be deemed a "foreign terrorist organization" and its founder declared a terror ringleader.
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Raw Story: Wikileaks did not commit a crime, House Judiciary chairman says "Whatever you think about this controversy, it is clear that prosecuting Wikileaks would raise the most fundamental questions about freedom of speech, about who is a journalist, and about what the public can know about the actions of its own government," Conyers said.
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Emergency for Texas Native Americans who own land where Government wants border fence My mother and elders since July have been the targets of numerous threats and harassments by the Border Patrol, Army Corps of Engineers,NSA,and the U.S. related to the proposed building of a fence on their levee.This threat against indigenous people, life ways and lands has been very very serious and stress inducing to local leaders.We are in urgent need of immediate human rights observers in the area...immediate relief.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Get Your Laugh for the Day - The Unequal Battle of the Sexes Some humor to get you through the day. If you don't find the differences between men and women at least occasionally humorous, read no more.
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Chris Hedges Resigns From Human Rights Organization PEN The Truthdig columnist was scheduled to speak at events sponsored by PEN American Center next month, but he has resigned his membership in the writers' organization over its executive director, Suzanne Nossel, a former aide to Hillary Clinton who may have coined the term "soft power."
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The Republican Senate Will Love Loretta Lynch There's really no question about whether or not Lynch will survive her senate confirmation hearing. Bankers everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the president's pick for the nation's top lawyer won't try to put any of them in jail. The senators they sponsored in the last election cycle will likely confirm her with haste.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sigh... the biggest problem is not (toxic) bank assets s missing the real problem, and in the process, he's blowing another trillion of taxpayer money (just another friendly gift to the finance world) to actually not solve the financial crisis.
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Raw Story: Halliburton reportedly agrees to pay Nigeria $250 million to drop bribery charges against Cheney, firm The massive industrial conglomerate Halliburton has reportedly offered to pay $250 million to settle charges against its former chief executive, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, in a multi-million dollar bribery case. Representatives for Cheney and Halliburton met with Nigerian officials in London over the weekend.
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Rethinking Edward Snowden and Perry Fellwock Knowing the extent of what we are up against might help us reconsider the self-defeating restraints and self-censorship we now impose on ourselves and the way we campaign against the increasing destruction of our liberty, not only in the United States, but across the entire world.
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Strengthening the NATO alliance: article by David Cameron and Barack Obama Developments in other parts of the world, particularly in Iraq and Syria threaten our security at home. And NATO is not just an alliance of friends who come to the aid of each other in times of need, it is also an alliance based on national self-interest. Countries like Britain and America will not be cowed by barbaric killers.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2007
CNN poll: Edwards DESTROYS GOP candidates (with graphs!) CNN released a poll that matched up our top three with the GOP's top four (sans Thompson), and the numbers could not be more stark. John Edwards DESTROYS all the GOP candidates by the widest margins of our top three. So here, I do what I've done before in making pretty graphs to look at the numbers
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BREAKING: Wisconsin activists just submitted over 100% of the signatures needed to "recall" Republican state senator Lut Signatures are now submitted against 3 Republicans -- with local volunteers working to recall at least 3 more. Today, we put our powerful pro-recall ad on Wisconsin TV for another week, but our ability to keep it up until the end of this campaign rests entirely on people like you.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 12, 2010
Package bomb goes off at Houston oil executive's home A seemingly anonymous gift left on the front porch of a Houston home owned by an oil company executive has the city's affluent population of oil profiteers on edge this weekend, after that package exploded and seriously injured a 62-year-old woman.
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Stop the iPhone Kill Switch hink you own your smartphone? Think again. Apple wants to patent a kill switch technology that can detect when people are using their phone cameras and give corporations the power to shut them down.Think that's bad? Imagine what would happen if this tool fell into the hands of repressive regimes. Thousands of people across the Middle East have used cellphone cameras to document government abuses.This kind of technology
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Manning Defense Exposes a Dysfunctional Chain of Command The Bradley Manning Support Network was very critical of the leaked video, pointing out that the March leak of Manning's one-hour testimony was accompanied by a statement in which the leaker took full responsibility and stated that no organization was behind that leak. The Army is still investigating and to date has not made an arrest.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 7, 2010
An Alabama Republican is holding Democrats hostage Enough is enough. Do not honor Sen. Shelby's shameful hold on all 70 of Pres. Obama's appointees. Stand up, fight back and make the Republicans filibuster these nominees and suffer the consequences in the court of public opinion.
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UPDATE: Wisconsin! from Thousands are protesting in Wisconsin for days straight! Stand in solidarity with WI workers -- sign the open letter against Gov. Walker's cuts and intimidation.He's trying to cut benefits for state workers and take away their collective bargaining rights - and he threatened to call out the National Guard if they protest,a threat that's still on the table.And Dem State Senators boldly refused to show up for a vote-delaying it.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2014
Bob McDonnell Isn't the Only Politician Taking Bribes It's clear that money has corrupted our political process. But this is precisely because we've allowed corporations to have the same constitutional rights as actual human beings, and their money to be considered the same thing as free speech. By definition, this means that if you have more money, you have more speech.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 7, 2011
NARAL: Vote to repeal health-care law is only days away Next week,the House of Reps will vote to overturn the new health-care law and,in a separate vote,attack women's access to abortion.We cannot let Speaker Boehner's arrogance go unanswered. Stand up to him and tell your representative to vote "no" on both attacks.His anti-choice agenda will take away the promise of expanded access to birth control& prenatal care from women.In fact,he wants more government interference
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 15, 2010
Women Still Making 77 Cents to Every Man's Dollar? You're kidding, right? Pay equity should be a priority--& in a recession no less when the paychecks of women are even more important than ever to keeping families fiscally solvent.It's ridiculous.The House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act in Jan 09.I never thought we'd hit the summer of 2010 without the Senate passing the Paycheck Fairness Act,too.They need to just do it already.I'd like to know which Senators support pay equity before November.
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Bush Approval Map: No Safe Districts for GOP The Bush Approval Map suggests: How about a new goal? Run a serious, funded candidate in every district, because it is possible for a challenger to win in every red district. There are no more safe Republican districts. Make sure Republican legislators see this so they take THE WALK to tell Bush and Cheney to resign.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Did Appellate Court Screw Don Siegelman? You Betcha How bad was the recent appellate ruling that upheld the convictions of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy? So bad that even a lawyer publicly criticized it.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 12, 2010
Jim Soper: Riverside County [CA] Registrar of Voting Fired For those of you who have not heard yet, the supervisors of Riverside Cty,CA,have finally fired RoV Barbara Dunmore.She was one of the worst registrars in the state. Given the closeness of the Attorney General's race,the long delays RivCo was having in machine-counting votes was disturbing.Enormous congratulations are due to the Save R Vote crew,and their leader,Tom Courbat,who have been fighting for transparency for years.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Rep. Schakowsky Introduces Bill to Improve Patient Care & Curtail Nurse Shortage "Nurses are overworked and hospitals are understaffed, leading to disastrous results for patients everywhere," said Representative Jan Schakowsky. "By creating a workplace in which nurses are asked to do the impossible, we drive nurses away and jeopardize the quality of patient care. The bill is a common-sense solution to improve the quality of patient care and address the nursing crisis in our hospitals."
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League of Women Voters: ACTION ALERT: Election Reform at Stake In a surprise move, the House leadership has scheduled a vote this Wednesday, June 22, on legislation to abolish the Election Assistance Commission, HR 672.With many continuing threats to the right to vote,now is not the time to terminate the only federal agency that devotes its full resources and attention to improving our elections.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Obama - The Very Model of a Modern US President (to Gilbert and Sullivan) Enjoy this Gilbert and Sullivan-esque parody on Obama's presidency!
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Stop Larry Summers Before He Kills Again For all his smarts, Larry Summers has one major crime on his rap sheet. He helped orchestrate the Clinton-era deregulation that ended up fueling the crash of 2008, killing economies, jobs, growth, and hope across the globe. President Obama should not name him to head the Federal Reserve, which would only encourage him to kill again.
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On The AMA's Opposition To The Public Option the AMA is just as much a relic of a by-gone era as the little black bag. The AMA always seemed more interested in the "town" side of the town-and-gown argument, and never really seemed like an advocate for patients, just an advocate for the highest possible reimbursement for docs.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Progressives Destroy Opponents One By One While the MSM frets about Obama's agenda and the fact that his approval rating might have slipped a few points, they are, as usual, missing the bigger picture. The real story of Obama's first two months is the total destruction of the opposition.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2011
Fraudulent colleges ruin lives During the 08-09 academic year,for-profit colleges siphoned off $4.3 billion of federal student aid.If the students can't pay those loans back,who cares? Students who attend for-profit colleges account for only 12%, but they represent nearly half of student loan defaults.Those students will be hounded by creditors for the rest of their lives.Our tax dollars cover their debts. And the colleges never have to give back a dime.
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Colder Winters Caused by a Warmer Planet we can help our economy while also preserving our planet for future generations. By making massive investments in building a new sustainable energy grid across the country, we could create millions of new jobs in the construction, installation, transportation and maintenance of wind turbines, solar panels, and infrastructure to enable geothermal and biomass-based energy resources.
Ex-CIA operative Robert Baer. (photo: Channel 4 London), From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Edward Snowden Beware: How Spooks Smear Whistleblowers Hopefully, we have all learned from the individual courage of Daniel Ellsberg, Bradley Manning, Philip Agee, and now Edward Snowden that it is possible to fight back, especially if we find nonviolent ways for massive numbers of us willing to stand up with them against Big Brother. We are beyond bearing witness or "talking truth to power."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 18, 2010
Gulf Oil Emergency Summit: Extraordinary Crisis Demands Extraordinary Response Come together to stop the Gulf disaster! The Emergency Summit will bring together scientists, people from fishing communities, environmental activists, progressives, radicals and revolutionaries, artists, intellectuals and all who want to halt this horror.
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Take action NOW to stop Ohio Republicans' killer voter-ID bill! House Bill 159 is a draconian voter ID bill that makes it harder for Ohioans to vote. As OSU elections Daniel Tokaji expert put it, with House Bill 159, "Ohio House Republicans are attempting to go further than Blackwell ever dared. Make no mistake: Republicans are trying to make it harder for Democrats to vote, because this bill targets students, minorities and low-income voters."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Barbara Boxer: Stand Against Defunding Planned Parenthood lanned Parenthood is one of the most respected health care organizations in America, and for good reason.It is dedicated to ensuring women have access to birth control and basic health care services such as breast cancer screenings, HIV tests, and pap smears.In fact, one in five American women has gone to Planned Parenthood for health care in her lifetime.I've heard from women who say they wouldn't be alive today were it not
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 28, 2010
WikiLeaks to release video of civilians, journalists being murdered in airstrike "The need for independent leaks and whistle-blowing exposures is particularly acute now because, at exactly the same time that investigative journalism has collapsed, public and private efforts to manipulate public opinion have proliferated," Glenn Greenwald wrote in a recent piece.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 25, 2010
Reality-EU: Iran Massively Rearming Hezbollah in Violation of UN Security Council Resolution According to Western officials and Hezbollah itself, the Shiite Muslim organization has rearmed and is stronger than before the conflict with Israel.Hezbollah receives substantial amounts of financial, training, weapons, explosives, political, diplomatic, and organizational aid from Iran and Syria. It is thought that Iran provides financial assistance and military assistance worth between $25-50 million.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
Get your info on Sarah Palin here! The level of research is unparalleled, and the page is updated regularly. Our site's editors and volunteers include an Emmy-award winning CNN reporter, the former operating editor of the Christian Science Monitor's Web site, the former head of NPR's News Blog and the Executive Director of the Online News Association -
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2010
Alan Grayson: Are Corporations People? Please join me.Call Rep. Brady's office in the House Administration Committee and ask him to save our democracy.The phone number is 202-225-2061.Tell him that he needs to move the bill as fast as possible. You can also weigh in at the committee web site.I'm working to include all of our proposals in the final bill,& make it as strong as possible.After all,it's not enough to disclose political looting & bribery.We must STOP it.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Joke: The Seven Kinds of Sex
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The Election Is a Month Away. F*cking. Vote. Republican strategy to win control of the Senate, and by default, control of the entire legislative branch of our government, is to prevent as many people as possible from voting. This further proves that our votes matter, that having poor people and people of color vote scares the sh*t out of bad politicians, and that every vote counts.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 25, 2011
Quote of the Day: Ike on Social Security
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Joke: Women,cows' milk, sausage and...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Call Rep. Rangel: Urge a House investigation of Clarence Thomas' latest ethics violations. Thursday, Cong. Chris Murphy penned a "dear colleague" letter, asking his fellow Members of Congress to sign on to an urgent request to Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith. This letter, spurred by the recent NYTimes expose of Clarence Thomas' unethical relationship with rightwing funder and activist Harlan Crow, urges the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on escalating reports of unethical behavior
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Scientists Confirm that Dispersants Are Increasing Contamination in the Gulf [William Sawyer], the [veteran] Florida toxicologist, said the government tests do not look for total petroleum hydrocarbons in the seafood. He said his tests of Gulf shrimp have shown unsafe levels of the compounds, which can cause liver or kidney damage in a matter of weeks.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Keep the heat on Glenn Beck As you may know,right-wing talk show hosts have been bringing race-based fear mongering into the mainstream, but FOX's Glenn Beck has taken it to another level.The good news is that we have the power to stop this. Over 200,000 people have joined this campaign, and 62 advertisers have already stopped their ads from being run during Beck's show.Please help keep the momentum building.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2011
HE SENATE'S LESSON FROM FUKUSHIMA IS: MORE NUKES? Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it is likely that a bill to encourage the development of "small modular reactors" will be voted on this month. So the first post-Fukushima legislation to emerge from the US Senate will be a bill to force taxpayers to pay for development of new nuclear reactors?Send a message to your Senators and tell them to wake up: not one more taxpayer dime for nuclear power -S/M/L!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 19, 2010
Rove challenges Palin to campaign for O'Donnell in person Republican strategist Karl Rove is calling for Sarah Palin to prove her political prowess by showing up in person in Delaware to support Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell. Rove told Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday that if Palin wants to run for president in 2012 then she needs to show her political skill now.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 4, 2010
Humor: Determining the gender of the Computer Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 8, 2011
Press Statement by Robert Greenwald on the History Channel Pulling the Plug on Joel Surnow's "The Kennedys" Miniseries "After reading the original script for Joel Surnow's 'The Kennedys' miniseries, Brave New Films was concerned about historical accuracy & sent the script to respected historians for their opinions.Historians like Ted Sorensen & Thurston Clarke agreed that the script was a salacious work of fiction.It would be dishonest & dangerous to put out this miniseries as 'history' for a new generation unfamiliar with the great legacy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2008
UPDATE ON THE DON SIEGELMAN INJUSTICE There is not a case in existence that has more troubling questions surrounding it than the Siegelman case.National media accounts and a congressional hearing have shown that there were serious improprieties in the investigation and indictment of Gov Siegelman.According to a Rasmussen Poll,56% of the people in Alabama think Gov Siegelman was targeted for political reasons. And that doesn't even take into account...
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 11, 2010
Obama - Are you KIDDING?? As Republicans boast that their #1 priority is to defeat Obama in 2012, we've seen nothing but capitulation and talk of "compromise" from the President since Election Day.It's time for us to ask: President Obama, ARE YOU KIDDING? Fight the Republicans already!I was on MSNBC's Ed Show tonight and announced that 60,000 Americans already signed this petition. It's now 70,000 and growing! Please sign now and add to the momentum.
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This is Why We Fight Whether in the military or civilian world, more soldiers in that room have been affected by this issue than anyone will know. But now they know they can talk about it if they need to. Now they know their brother or sister in arms to the left or right of them will support them and help them.
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Most Tweeted Image Ever it's been tweeted over 700,000 times.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Last Message From a Dying Progressive Blogger I wanted to encourage you and remind you of what matters. We are at an epochal moment in our history. We have the chance through Barack Obama to change the world. It is not going to change the way any of us individually wants it to. None of us will ever get everything we want. What will happen is
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Jon Stewart Mocks Pols Who Defended Offshore Drilling Stewart holds no prisoners as he exposses Oil Drilling supporters who said it was safe, from Sarah to Barack
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Statement by RN's at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital as provided to National Nurses United There was no advance preparedness on what to do with the patient, there was no protocol, there was no system. The nurses were asked to call the Infectious Disease Department. The Infectious Disease Department did not have clear policies to provide either.
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Clean Air Act under attack! The House will vote in the next few weeks on the Dirty Air Act-a bill proposed by Rrepresentative Fred Upton that attacks science and the Clean Air Act.This is part of a well-coordinated, well-funded war on science-backed by opponents looking out for their own interests in an effort to obstruct progress on important environmental and human health protections.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 6, 2010
10,000 Israelis Protest Govt Handling of Flotilla. Several Rightist Cowards Attack 86-Year-Old Peace Leader Uri Avnery Uri Avnery commented -- "A huge propaganda machine has incited the public in order to cover up the terrible mistakes made by our political and military leadership, mistakes which are becoming worse from day to day."
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Putting a Stop to the New Cold War Gorbachev sees a timely lesson for today in the political dialog and active diplomacy that brought a peaceful end to the first Cold War. He even sees the possibility of negotiating with Big Bad Vlad, whose recent speech in Sochi seriously ruffled feathers.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Don't Get Caught Falling For This! He got her car, purse and house keys without touching her, and she would not even be able to give a description of the person. Pass on this one minute video which says it all.
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Run, Bernie, Run Bernie for president looks like a real possibility! For the last few weeks articles have begun to come out indicating that he is taking this idea seriously. In an interview with Politico just a few days ago, he said, "[The] major issues of this country that impact millions of people cannot continue to be swept under the rug. And if nobody else is talking about it [running for president], well, then maybe I have to do it."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 24, 2007
Giuliani's Henchmen Working in CA to Steal the White House Sure enough,when I looked carefully at what they wanted me to sign,I noticed that "children with cancer" was just a sneaky tactic to get people to sign the so-called "Electoral College Reform Initiative"--what we call the dirty trick initiative.Now,SoS Debra Bowen is considering whether to open an investigation--if enough of us come forward with stories like what I saw at UCSB.Watch YouTube video of sneaky petitioners...
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 19, 2010
Joke: Where to Eat? Choices at 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 A group of 40 year old girlfriends discussed where they should meet for dinner.
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Benghazi v. Beirut The GOP's recent efforts to gin up presidential scandals in punitive hearings, media lynchings, and weekly calls for impeachment, evince a party-wide pathology that puts partisanship over patriotism. For Republicans who believe that patriotism ends with lapel pins and cowboy costumes, it might be useful to consider some historical examples of true patriotism by a political party.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Police Department: How to Avoid Trouble on the Road Several things to be aware of this gangs and robbers are now plotting different ways to get a person to "stop" their vehicle. Please send to your friends.
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Fight the So-Called Centrists! Finesse the Tea Party Extremists! We need not become similarly suicidal, crazy, isolationist, or in any way reckless with the well-being of others, as the Tea Party groups are and will continue to be. Very much a wave of the past, the right-wing evangelicals and libertarians who identify with Cruz and Rand Paul are overwhelmingly white, small town voters who feel they are losing the white-bread Christian America they thought was theirs.
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Extreme "Stupak on Steroids" bill moves to the full House! The "Stupak on Steroids" bill just passed out of a key committee. This bill is extreme: it manipulates the tax code to advance the anti-choice agenda. I know we're asking you to do a lot these days, but these anti-choice politicians are out of control. The worst thing we can do is let their attacks go unanswered.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 25, 2011 + YouTube = Your questions for President Obama On Thursday, President Obama will give a national interview on YouTube, and instead of letting the White House press corps have all the fun, you can ask your own questions. Concerned about health care? Focused on the environment? How about education, the economy, or foreign policy? This is your chance to spotlight the issue closest to your heart. Upload a video with your question today.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Kagan Helped Shield Saudi Royal Family from 9/11 Lawsuits Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, helped protect the Saudi royal family from lawsuits that sought to hold al Qaeda financiers responsible in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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Exclusive: Law student puts price tag on Glenn Beck's words One idea that is not on the table is giving up the StopBeck campaign. On the contrary, Carusone is mounting similar campaigns targeting Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and CNN. Carusone only started with Glenn Beck, he says, because "he made himself an easy target."
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Can Drinking Tea With Republicans Curb the Surveillance State? Toothless European lackeys, however opportunistic, and Tea Party Republicans, however principled, do not make the most alluring allies. But their varied reactions to the NSA's blanket surveillance open a new world of possibilities for effective political action. To quote the immigrant labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill, "Don't mourn! Organize!
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 11, 2010
Jim Soper: Riverside County [CA] Registrar of Voting Fired For those of you who have not heard yet, the supervisors of Riverside Cty,CA,have finally fired RoV Barbara Dunmore.She was one of the worst registrars in the state. Given the closeness of the Attorney General's race,the long delays RivCo was having in machine-counting votes was disturbing.Enormous congratulations are due to the Save R Vote crew,and their leader,Tom Courbat,who have been fighting for transparency for years.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 13, 2010
Are your car tires really a ticking time bomb? This video could save your life or the life of someone you love. Pass it on.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 10, 2011
Speak Out Against Voter Suppression in PA According to a New York University study, there are an estimated 4 million people in Pennsylvania who do not have photo identification. Students, the working poor, the elderly, racial minorities, and people with disabilities are twice as likely to not have the approved forms of ID this legislation will require. This bill will create serious obstacles for these voters, many of whom are likely to vote Democratic.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 10, 2008
ROBERT GREENWALD'S THE REAL MCCAIN TRUTH SQUAD Imagine how differently people would regard McCain if they saw all five of these videos and learned the truth.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 4, 2010
Xerox Mass-Fires Union Supporters 14 union supporters at the E-Z Pass administrative center in NY got a call from their boss on Monday asking them to "come into my office."Then,one by one,all union supporters were told that their services were no longer needed.Frank Buonvicinowas told that"we know you were one of the union leaders,"as he was let go."I gave 150% to this company for 5 years."am asking my union brothers and sisters to help us get our jobs back."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2011
EMERGENCY: NYC police raiding Occupy Wall Street Occupy Wall Street is being raided by NYC police, and the 99% movement is asking for everyone's help.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 15, 2013
The Overworked and the Idle A society of the increasingly overworked and involuntarily idle is not a stable or happy one. Pressure is building along multiple fault lines beneath the supposedly expanding American economy. What's really expanding are stress, ill health, chronic depression, financial insecurity and the frustrations of the powerless.
Like checkpoints in Iraq the media's day starts out with their vehicle being searched by a bomb sniffing dog. (photo: Mushtaq Muhammed/Reuters), From ImagesAttr
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Armed Intimidation of Journalists Covering Manning Trial The day the closing arguments began, the monitoring was taken to a new level: intimidating. Armed MPs patrolled the media center, looked over reporters' shoulders, and scolded them if they had a browser open. During recess, wireless internet is provided for filing purposes, but as soon as court goes back into session the internet is cut off.
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Ultimate Irony: Convicted Hungarian Nazi War Criminal Sues Weisenthal Center Nazi Hunter In a first-person report for, Dr. Zuroff explains that, "For the past 30 years, I have been actively involved in trying to facilitate the prosecution of Nazi war criminals, so it was quite upsetting to find myself in the dock 10 days ago in Budapest as the accused in a libel/defamation suit filed by one of the more important Holocaust perpetrators whom I have exposed and sought to bring to justice."
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RSN Files Media Access Motion in Manning Trial Manning is facing 21 criminal charges that include "aiding the enemy" and could face a life sentence if convicted of the most serious charges. Our reporters and others were denied press credentials, and are now forced to struggle for a spot in the overflow room without knowing the basis for their exclusion. If the court does not increase the size of the media center, we deserve to know why our application was denied.
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Richard Charnin's Midterms Forecast: RV/LV Polls and Election Fraud Pre-election (RV) polls interview registered voters. Likely voters are a sub-sample based on the Likely Voter Cutoff Model (LVCM). Media pundits and political sites such as focus on LV polls during the final weeks of every election cycle while RV polls are phased out a month before the election.
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Big news re: Blue Cross Nearly 200,000 MoveOn members have signed a petition demanding a public explanation from Blue Cross of their plan to jack up rates by 39%.The pressure is working.BC has just announced they'll delay the increase by 2 months--a big signal that the outcry is making them uncomfortable.But a short delay isn't enough.They're hoping this small concession will appease the public, so we've got to show them that they're wrong.
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YouTube Documents Free Speech Under Attack at UC Irvine The administration is going to need to figure out how they intend to secure free speech at UC Irvine. All eyes are on UC Irvine right now. This is an issue for campuses around the world.
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SENATE FAILS TO PROCEED WITH PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT The Senate came close but fell just two votes short to pass this important law that would make a real difference in women's ability to get equal pay. "45 years after passage of the Equal Pay Act,it is unacceptable that women still earn,on average, 77 cents to the dollar earned by men.The law needs to be stronger.This persistent pay gap translates to more than $10,000 in lost wages per year for the average female worker.
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Action Alert! Exxon Hacks the Yes Men One day after the Yes Men made a joke announcement that ExxonMobil plans to turn billions of climate-change victims into a brand-new fuel called Vivoleum, the Yes Men's upstream internet service provider shut down, the Yes Men's spoof website, and cut off the Yes Men's email service, in reaction to a complaint whose source they will not identify.
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An Apology to Bradley Manning The government was unable to present any evidence that anyone died or was harmed as a result of Bradley Manning's leaks. Even the so-called diplomatic harm as a result of the leak of the cables was really harm caused by the actions of our diplomats that you brought out in the open. The truth can be messy, but we should not punish the messenger who reveals the ugly truth.
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Raw Story: Ex-Clinton strategist: Obama needs event "similar to OKC to reconnect" with voters Appearing on television recently, former Hillary Clinton campaign adviser and current public relations executive Mark Penn suggested that President Obama needs a moment "similar" to the tragic terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City federal building, in order to "reconnect" with voters.
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Breaking News! Subpoenas Granted In Alaska.......Todd Palin Subpoenaed The Alaska House and Senate Judiciary Committees voted today to grant the independent investigator Stephen Branchflower the subpoenas he requested to continue his investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin, including a subpoena for the testimony of the First Gentleman, Todd Palin.
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13 Rules for Making Documentary Films Laughter is a way to alleviate the pain of what you know to be the truth. And if we're trying to be truth tellers as filmmakers, then for God's sake, what is wrong with giving the audience a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down? It's hard enough for people to have to think about these issues and grapple with them, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with letting them laugh, because laughter is cathartic.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 19, 2007
Health Update from Johns Hopkins No plastic containers in microwave, no water bottles in freezer, no plastic wrap in microwave. Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
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USDA to Fully Deregulate Monsanto's Genetically Engineer Alfalfa ----Gene Contamination of Feed, Milk, Meat and Other Pr USDA could have maintained regulatory status over the perennial crop that is so important as forage for the livestock industry.Or have chosen a limited regulation strategy with bans on the planting of GE alfalfa seeds in seed growing regions to attempt to limit the contamination of alfalfa seed stock by foreign DNA from Monsanto's crop.Over 250,000 public comments were received,the vast majority opposing deregulation.
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Moms Rising Action Alert: Toxic Toys "R" Us Crazy, but true: Toys "R" Us isn't living up to its own very public promise to keep kids safe from toxic PVC chemicals! And it appears they think this won't be noticed. So, we're telling Toys "R" Us to keep it's promise by sending them a petition signed by moms across the country to let them know that we're keeping our eye on which stores sell safe toys.
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Edward Snowden: Profile in Courage Instead of combating "Communism," the government now claims to be protecting us from "terrorism." Maybe. But what it is also protecting is its ability to invade anyone's privacy and to use that power, if it wishes, for good or ill and without supervision. From his position at NSA, Edward Snowden says, he and his colleagues could wiretap just about anyone.
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No joke: Karzai threatens to join the Taliban In a private meeting with up to 70 Afghan lawmakers Saturday, Karzai also warned that the Taliban insurgency could become a legitimate resistance movement if foreign meddling in Afghan affairs continues.
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NM Senate Rules Committee Passes Bush-Cheney Impeachment Resolution! Editor's note: Is anyone listening out there? Why was this not the headline of today's news in my local paper? Why was this nowhere in my paper altogether? What's wrong with this picture? How do we get 'their' attention?
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Net Neutrality Betrayal After more than a year of waffling on Net Neutrality, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski just announced plans to issue weak regulations that give just about everything to giant phone and cable companies, and leave Internet users with almost nothing.
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Keith Olbermann and Michael Moore; Where's the Leadership among Dems video
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League of Women Voters: We Need Volunteers for WI Recall Election! we need your help in recruiting many more volunteers, so we can cover the 800 polling places in the senate recall districts. If you know people who would be good poll watchers, urge them to read about the initiative on the League's homepage. The volunteer form is also online. Feel free to forward this email to them!
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Jerusalem: where religion divides but lives are entwined In a city like Jerusalem, contested by three major faiths, religion has always been at the forefront of conflict. Murder in the act of prayer -- as has happened this week -- certainly provides a chilling symbolism of the rifts. But religion colors many aspects of everyday life and identity in Jerusalem.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2011
Barbara Boxer says Headlines Read: "GOP base refuses to compromise" But it's up to all of us to keep the pressure on and send these extreme right-wing leaders a message.Sign my urgent open letter to national Republican leaders today: Tell them that Big Oil, big corporations, and millionaires & billionaires should pay their fair share to end this default crisis! We'll be delivering our open letter at the end of the week, and I want to make sure we have as many signatures on it as possible --
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Obama Outrage! Today, in a press conference, President Obama came right out and said it: He's pushing for benefit cuts in important programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.You and 175,000 others boldly pledged that if Obama actually cuts Medicare/Medicaid benefits, you'll take your money and volunteering elsewhere in 2012. Stand up for Social Security by adding it to your pledge.
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Twenty Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA DECEMBER 2004 GALLUP POLLS 1 in 5 Americans believe the elections were fraudulent. That's over 41 Million Americans. You are NOT alone!
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American Activists Praise NDC, Protest US Foreign Policy The organization of American activists Codepink wrapped up a week-long visit to Yemen on Tuesday, over the course of which they met with local human rights organizations, families of Yemeni prisoners in Guantanamo and those whose lives have been affected by American drone strikes as well as Yemeni officials and the American ambassador.
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Only One in Three Israelis Think Israel Benefited from Gaza Conflict In the aftermath of November's round of fighting with Hamas and other groups in the Gaza Strip, only 36% of Israelis think that Israel is better off than it was before the escalation, while a majority feel Israel is either about the same (38%) or worse off (21%), finds a new University of Maryland poll.
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REDDIT AMA With WWW Inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Snowden, Dark Web, New Monetary approaches I invented the WWW 25 years ago and I am concerned and excited about its future."
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Stop E-Voting in NY! Brennan Center Misses the Boat We would love to see the Brennan Center for Justice live up to its name and the name of late US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan,who insisted upon public scrutiny of government processes.Sadly,its new case against the NY State and NYC Boards of Elections is another indication that -" despite its good work in other areas -" the Center simply does not yet understand all the dangers of electronic vote counting.
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The Remarkable Story of Salty & Omar on 9/11 Watch this remarkable six-minute video about a hero seeing-eye dog who got his master out of the World Trade Center on 9/11. From the National Geographic Film: "9/11: Where Were You?"
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Keep your eyes on your bag! This could happen to any of us. PLEASE watch this video clip - it has a very important lesson for all women - so guys - show this to your wife, girlfriend, mom, daughter, in-laws, friends, grandma, cousins etc.... Watch and learn - This is really good! No jokes here.
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The Islamic Republic of Iran Might Be Dead Even if there are clerics supporting Mousavi and calling this election a sham, it seems like it may be too late for the Islamic Republican of Iran. People are not just demonstration for Mousavi or any of the other two opposition candidates. They are not demonstrating against Ahmadinjead. They are demonstrating against the entire establishment.
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Journalist Beaten, Gear Taken at G-20 in Toronto again, a journalist covering a protest is attacked.
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From LeMonde: The Organizations behind the Anonymous Modifications of Wikipedia This translation of the article which first appeared in LeMonde by Steven Freeman of University of Pennsylvania who studied the exit poll discrepancies in the 2004 presidential election shows the link between a specific Wikipedia modification and Diebold, the voting machine company. These days, all roads seem to lead back to the voting machine corporations. It's a small world after all...
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Hands off America's Rainforest! In this mist-shrouded forest, black and brown bears grow fat on five different species of Pacific salmon. Bald eagles soar high above waters where sea otters and whales splash.But new legislation working its way through Congress would transfer much of the ancient forest remaining on the Tongass to Sealaska Corporation for industrial clearcut logging and other private development.
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Dissenter on Torture w/in Bush Admin speaks out! In an Exclusive Interview and Breaking Story on Rachel Maddow tonight, she interviewed Philip Zelikow, counselor to Condoleezza Rice, who has now released that he strongly differed within the Bush Administration on the torture memoranda and set his opinions in writing. The response from the Bush Administration was to try to round up all copies of his memo and destroy it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 1, 2009
Creating Outrage When fear and hate-mongering aren't getting you anywhere at the voting booth, what's a frustrated conservative to do?
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Joke For St. Patrick's Day by jeebers, I'm a little crocked, he said...
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Army Paints Manning as an Anarchist Seeking Notoriety Maj Ashton Fein made the closing argument for the Army. He opened by saying that Manning violated a special trust that the Army puts in all-source intelligence analysts. He described Manning as someone who cared for no one but himself and was seeking notoriety. Fein immediately contradicted himself by arguing that while Manning was seeking ways to remain anonymous, his real motive was to become famous.
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Our Fraudulent Two-Tiered Justice System While judges can't state their political opinions when running for elections, it's completely acceptable to ask candidates for judicial posts about whether or not they will uphold the law regardless of a person's privileged status, either in race, gender, or class. What we allow is what will continue.
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Calling all Hackers and IT Specialists! $20,000 Reward! has posted the $20,000 reward for anyone who can provide evidence that vote tabulation results were manipulated in such a way that the results changed the legitimate winner in a 2010 federal election. The information must lead to arrest and conviction in order for the reward to be paid.
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Grayson to Pelosi: 'We are 200,000 strong' Over 205,000 people have signed petitions to support our initiatives to restrain corporate money and save our democracy. On Friday, I delivered your petitions to Speaker Pelosi. She knows that our democracy is in peril, and she now knows that you will support her if she delivers forceful reforms.
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If the House Says No to War Antiwar actions will take place this weekend and in the days to come. Everyone should hit the streets. Everyone should lobby their Congressional representatives. Mass nonviolent direct action should take place now. It makes no sense after the vote. The idea is to make sure the bombs never fall. We have to take the field. We have to act.
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Action Alert: Stop Auto Dealers from Blocking Fuel Efficient Cars say that we want cleaner cars,not more lobbyists and lawsuits.Our transportation sector is responsible for emitting more carbon (the primary global-warming gas) than all but three other countries, emissions from all sources combined. Not only will fuel economy standards cut global warming pollution,but they will also reduce America's oil consumption and save consumers billions of dollars at the gas pump.
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Here's Your Chance: BLOCK VOTER ID LAWS Studies consistently estimate that approximately 11 percent of voting-age citizens, including one out of every four African Americans, in the country (more than 21 million citizens!) currently lack a government-issued photo ID. - A study by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law found that 18 percent of eligible voters nationwide over 65 lack an ID that would be suitable for voting.
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The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove Although McTiernan is a master of suspense/horror (Predator & Die Hard),this 52-minute film is the scariest he's ever made,since its story is no fiction,and concerns a massive strike against the rule of law, and democratic government, right here in the USA.Rove's careful orchestration of at least 600 partisan prosecutions by the Department of Justice, so as to give the GOP a big leg up on this or that Election Day.
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REVEALED: Fox & GOP Conspire to Kill Public Option Today Media Matters for America released leaked internal Fox News emails detailing an in-house policy to regurgitate Republican talking points on the air to smear health care reform. It is essential that we expose politically motivated reporting poorly disguised as "fair and balanced." America's working families won't be bullied by a propagandist cable network and the politicians it hires and endorses.
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One Wisconsin taxpayer offers: A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO THE BUDGET CRISIS IN WISCONSIN Check out this short, well-reasoned youTube and see what you think.
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League of Women Voters of Florida: Call Gov. Crist to Veto "Pay to Play" Almost daily we read of campaign financing abuses and how does the FL legislature respond?It rushes to pass HB 1207 creating new campaign fundraising accounts for legislative leaders.If this bill becomes law,the leaders of the legislature will be able to solicit unlimited amounts of campaign money from those with an interest in manipulating public policy.Do you want public policy decided based on the largest contributions?
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DeLay: People are unemployed because they want to be Tom DeLay subscribes to the notion that people only try to find jobs when their benefits run out. "There is an argument to be made that these extensions, the unemployment benefits, keep people from going and finding jobs," he told CNN's Candy Crowley Sunday.
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Anthony Weiner: Barnstorming on the One-Year Anniversary of the Passage of the Health Care Bill One year ago today, fighting Democrats everywhere celebrated a historic victory for our country that would make sure every American gets the health care they need. To celebrate, I'm barnstorming across the internet today to make sure everyone knows all the good this law does - and to make sure Democrats everywhere are leaning into the debate over where we go next.
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Bradley Manning: "Everything is Going to Be OK" Bradley Manning, moments after being sentenced to 35 years in prison, turned to his attorney David Coombs and told him, "It's okay ... I'm okay, everything is going to be okay." Coombs said it was the first time a client had cheered him up after a verdict.
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Afghan government gives private security firms 4 months to disband Private security contractors in Afghanistan are subject to Afghan law, unlike the situation that persisted through most of the war in Iraq, where those working for the U.S. military were immune from prosecution by Iraqi authorities.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Help Tennessee Restore Voter-Verifiable Paper Ballots before November 2008 Tennessee is one of the last states that allows electronic voting on machines with NO paper ballot. Without paper ballots that have been marked by the voter (to be counted in a mandatory audit) there is no way to know that the electronic voting machine recorded your vote accurately.Please forward this email to everyone you know in Tennessee.It's not too late to restore election integrity in Tennessee, but we must act NOW.
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Clint Curtis leading audit of several Florida elecctions WE NEED YOUR HELP! NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY! The results from your efforts could be a recall or a new election. Best of all it could help bring about a more permanent solution for getting rid of the flawed electoral system! Clint has been fighting for free and fair elections for over five years. NOW he has the opportunity to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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On Moms, In Time for Mother's Day Lonesome for that show "Kids Say the Darnedest Things"? Well, here are some choice second-graders' answers to: Why did God make moms? What's the difference between moms and dads? and other scintillating questions. After you pick yourself off the floor, pass it along.
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McCaskill proposes maximum wage for TARP recipients!!! Claire McCaskill this afternoon proposed a stunning bill that would limit Wall Street Execs who accept TARP funding to not making more than the president of the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 1, 2007
New evidence that Bush stole 2004 election: Why don't we know about it? This critically important news has appeared in the headlines of newspapers all over the world. Except for one place: the United States. Palast's evidence has been completely censored in the US by the news media here.
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Joke: Surgery on Politicians Why politicians are best to operate on
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Toronto machete attack against pro-Israel students illustrates why ban on anti-Israel campus agitation needed "It is simply outrageous that pro-Israel students have been assaulted in our nation's capital for nothing more than their pro-Israel views,"said Dimant,Exec Vice Pres, B'nai Brith Canada."One of the assaulted students,who is not Jewish,was reportedly first struck in the back of the head,then chased with a machete swinging within inches of his neck.They were called numerous derogatory and antisemitic slurs during the assault.
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HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE MAY CONSIDER $9 BILLION IN NUCLEAR LOANS TODAY OR TOMORROW We have learned that the House Appropriations Committee may meet this afternoon or tomorrow to consider the emergency supplemental funding bill. As we're reported before, the Obama Administration is trying to attach $9 Billion in new nuclear loans to this emergency funding bill. But there is no emergency on nuclear loans! Call your House member today and tell them NO more nuclear loans. All can be reached at 202-224-3121.
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"W" Library As you count down to January 20, this will give you a wry chuckle or sigh or two.
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CIA paper reveals plans to manipulate European opinion on Afghanistan The CIA report notes that 80 percent of the French and German public are opposed to the war, but offers a loophole: Public apathy, which has allowed European leaders to extend and broaden their involvement in Afghanistan despite deep opposition.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tell Katie Couric to Get the Facts on Women's Rights in Afghanistan Women's rights in Afghanistan are under constant assault right now, often from within the U.S.-backed Kabul government. But Couric never once challenged TIME's editor as he made his claims. She even called TIME "brave" for such a cheap caricature of the choice before the American people.Let's make sure nobody gets away with the ridiculous claim that war helps women caught in the crossfire.
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URGE YOUR REPS TO CO-SPONSOR HR 1242, Nuclear Power Plant Safety Act of 2011 Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced a nuclear bill that is worth supporting. HR 1242 is not a perfect bill; it's not all we want by any means. And given the nature of the current Congress, even this is unlikely to pass. But we believe it is important for this bill to garner as many co-sponsors as possible to help set the tone for real changes in the next Congress. Please send a letter to your Representative now to cosponsor
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 15, 2010
Call your senators right now! Today is Congress' first day back in Washington after the elections.For many members, it's the beginning of their last few weeks in office.hese weeks will determine whether we'll have meaningful disclosure laws for the presidential election in 2012, or whether secret slush funds from corporations and wealthy interest groups will increasingly overwhelm our democracy with misleading television ads paid for by anonymous donors.
Bradley Manning's Attorney David Coombs argues a motion in front of Judge Denise Lind at Fort Meade, MD. July 15th, 2013. (art: Kay Rudin/RSN), From ImagesAttr
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BREAKING: Manning Judge Does Not Dismiss "Aiding the Enemy" Charge Manning has already pleaded guilty to illegal use of information that he had the right to access. The chilling issue here is that with no contact with the enemy, Manning could serve life in prison without the possibility for parole. Bradley Manning did not give the information to an enemy of the United States, he gave it to the media.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 23, 2007
"Hacking Democracy" Nominated for Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism The film that told America the truth was created by two Englishmen. The team "interviewed eye witnesses to dozens of incidents, going back at least three decades,and they obtained a rare interview with one of the attorneys involved in the original scandals reported in the book "VoteScam" by James and Kenneth Collier.Storylines began to tangle and create knots in the editing,so 200 hours landed on the cutting room floor.
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Tell Obama: Stop the Democratic Senators kneecapping health care reform. We know that Republicans will do anything it takes to defeat the public option, including using the filibuster in an attempt to prevent the full Senate from considering it. But Republicans lack the ability to sustain a filibuster in the Senate on their own. So any Democrat who joins a Republican filibuster of the public option would be validating and enabling bad faith Republican obstructionism.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2011
Shut Down It's official. House Repubs will stop at nothing in their relentless pursuit to strip workers of their rights.instead of allowing airline workers to vote for union representation under democratic election standards, Reps Mica (R-Fla.) and Cantor (R-Va.), and Speaker Boehner, led a charge to shut down the FAA. As of last Saturday morning, construction projects across the country have been halted, putting thousands out of work
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 3, 2008
Moveon Sends Out Youtube "Yes We Can" Obama Song this song, directed by Bob Dylan's son, could be a stand-alone hit and is worth watching regardless of who you're supporting.
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Dick Durbin: Betrayal! 40 senators -- including Senator Richard Durbin -- promised to vote "yes" on the public option...and more are promising every day.But as Senate Majority Whip, Durbin just announced that he would tell Democratic senators to OPPOSE all amendments, including a public option amendment, if offered on the Senate floor.Can you call Durbin immediately?Tell him voting "no" on the public option is a betrayal.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Say NO to Obama's Snowe job media reports say that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is very close to rounding up the votes needed for a public health insurance option, but "the White House is pushing back against the idea" in order to get the support of Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Tell the White House that the support of one Republican isn't worth a bad bill.
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Passing the public option with 51 votes Since this campaign launched last week in the wake of the loss of Ted Kennedy's seat, hundreds of thousands of people have joined this effort. Their strong support paved the way for dozens of members of Congress to sign on to a letter to Senate Majority Harry Reid just yesterday urging him to pass a public option via reconciliation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2007
Listen to Rep. Rush Holt on NPR WHYY Radio Times Rep. Holt maintains on the show that in the event of a recount, the hand counted paper ballots would be the ballot of record.What isn't discussed is the very tiny likelihood of a recount.Therefore, until we get to a recount,the electronic vote is still the one which is counted.He has given up on open source code to private vendors and software providers because of the pushback from them- otherwise the bill couldn't pass.
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Bawdy Joke; Timing is Everything She was in the kitchen doing the boiled eggs for breakfast. He walks in and asks "What's for breakfast?"
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AARP: Health Care Reform - The Fight Isn't Over! We still don't know when or if Congress will agree to move forward on health care reform.But AARP will not stop until a health reform bill is passed that:Protects guaranteed Medicare benefits,Closes the "doughnut hole" in Medicare prescription drug coverage,Stops insurance companies from denying anyone affordable coverage based on their age/pre-existing condition,increases access to long-term care and community-based services
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 8, 2008
Wasilla Releases Palin Files n response to the flurry of media requests regarding information on Sarah Palin's tenure as mayor of Wasilla, the City has released a set of files which were recently requested by the media. The files include election results, certified annual financial reports, budgets, and more.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Breaking: Big step forward for no-cost birth control A panel of medical experts just recommended that birth control be covered by insurance at no cost to women!We are so close to no longer having to spend money on copays at the pharmacy counter.But we haven't crossed the finish line yet. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) soon will decide whether to turn this recommendation into law and require insurance plans to cover a full range of FDA-approved contraceptives
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 1, 2010
ETF, WTF? People are speaking out against mobile phone companies that impose penalties of up to $350 if we cancel our plans. We think these fees are outrageous, and they need to be stopped.
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Joke: Musical Breast Implants
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 22, 2010
WH plugs reform WITHOUT the public option--so LET'S DEMAND IT! The president's plan is just an opening bid for discussion with Republicans,so you might think that it would include a public option that is supported by most Americans &is extremely popular with Democrats.But there is no public option in the president's proposal.Tell Congress we want a good bill,not just a bipartisan bill.We need them to pass real health care reform with a public option using reconciliation.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2007
Toxins found in Ft. Lauderdale area will be discussed on "Wake Up South Florida" radio show Monday The new Federal Health Report about the toxins that have been found in the Durrs / Lincoln Park neighborhoods in Ft Lauderdale will be discussed on"Wake Up South Florida" The radio program will air LIVE this Monday, April 30, 2007 starting at 7:30 a.m.
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Raw Story: Gitmo may be WikiLeaks' next target WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reportedly told media contacts that he has a large cache of files on the US's detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. The claim comes as the Obama administration's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay hit a major roadblock. On Wednesday, the House passed a bill barring Guantanamo prisoners from US soil.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 4, 2008
A Joke, Mostly; Story of the Political Rooster john the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He figured a way to track his best roosters by putting bells on them.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 22, 2010
Voter Alert: Florida 2008 Absentee Voters May Have Problems at Polls In 2008,for the first time,voters requesting an absentee ballot were able to indicate that they wanted to receive one for all elections in the next four years.Many voters may not have been aware that they were signing up to automatically receive absentee ballots or they may have forgotten that they did so.In Volusia County,the elections office says that more than 1,200 absentee ballots mailed for this election were returned
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 9, 2007 Traces More Mitt Missteps Out on the campaign trail,Mitt Romney has been boasting of some impressive accomplishments as governor of MA,while also outlining bold foreign policy proposals.But we found that Romney sometimes alters the past,exaggerates his record and traffics in ambiguous language.We reported earlier on his boasts of issuing hundreds of vetoes,the majority of which were overridden. Here we examine a few more of Romney's dubious statements.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Tell the Senate: Too Extreme for the Federal Bench A woman's right to choose is at stake every time the Bush Administration proposes a lifetime nomination for the federal judiciary. Now Bush wants Richard Honaker, an anti-choice zealot from Wyoming, for the federal bench. Honaker's confirmation for a lifetime appointment would further cement the Court's right wing agenda while Roe v. Wade is under real duress.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
US troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan, journalist says Hersh: "Well, if they can't prove they're Taliban, bam. If we don't do it ourselves, we turn them over to the nearby Afghan troops and by the time we walk three feet the bullets are flying. And that's going on now."
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ACTION ALERT: Contact Congress to Ban DRE Voting Machines and Amend HR 811 HR 811, Congressman Rush Holt's Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007, must be amended to ban the Direct Record Electronic (DRE) voting machine. DRE victories are electronic and faith based. Even with a paper trail, DRE results are impossible to verify for accuracy and transparency.
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Your voice is important to today's House decision about federal funding cuts to public broadcasting If this bill passes, it could be the end of public broadcasting as we know it. Without federal funding, Folk Alley would have to pay a substantial amount for our music rights to stream the music you love-music from already-established musicians like Neil Young and up-and-coming folk acts-as well as the great mix of folk music you hear on Folk Alley: bluegrass, Celtic, roots and traditional, contemporary and Americana.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 4, 2010 This is how we stop Blackwater for good More than 22,000 mercenaries are operating in Iraq and Afghanistan, and these unaccountable hired guns have shot civilians and participated in torture at Abu Ghraib and other detention facilities.The Stop Outsourcing Security Act, just introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, would prohibit hiring private mercenaries like Blackwater to perform tasks traditionally done by the military.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 6, 2011
New Yorkers: tell Mayor Bloomberg to invest in public schools, not slash their budgets! Mayor Bloomberg has proposed cutting over $300 million from NY City public schools and removing 6,000 teachers.This would mean cuts to all schools and would lead to the sharpest rises in class size in over 30 years.Arts,music,performing arts,physical education,career and technical education, libraries,and intervention services would also be hard-hit.The mayor's budget represents a major step backward in quality education.
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Voter Action; Free Speech Rights Are For People, Not Corporations. By now you have most likely heard that the Supreme Court ruled today and not in favor of democracy. Voter Action and a coalition of public interest organizations strongly condemned today's ruling by the US Supreme Court allowing unlimited corporate money in US elections and announced that it is launching a campaign to amend the United States Constitution to overturn the ruling. It's time to stand up for democracy.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2007
Action Alert! Anti-democratic provisions hidden inside FL paper trail legislation Will Charlie Crist veto this bill? We just don't know. Everybody wants the paper trail to ensure accountability and fairness in elections! Contact Charlie, who purports to be "the people's governor" and tell him how unhappy you are about this poison pill. Time to pull out the 'phone/fax/email'machine!
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Kennedy's seat -- lost Poll after poll shows that Americans think President Obama and congressional Democrats aren't fighting hard enough for change. CNN reported tonight on Massachusetts voters: "the message is that they're frustrated with the slow pace of change."
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Alert! Stop Unsafe Touchscreens Today! House Budget Subcommittee will meet Tuesday June 2 and will likely vote on HB614 to delay implementation of the Voter Confidence Act from 2010 to 2012. See the editorial below for a good explanation as to why the delay is a terrible idea!
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United Technologies Makes Bid for Diebold This is really interesting, and scary. United Technologies is a big time defense contractor and war profiteer. They did $22.5 billion dollars in defense contracts between 2002 and 2006, ranking them 7th among all defense contractors just behind KBR. and they have been involved in a lot of controversy and shady bookkeeping, especially with their Blackhawk helicopters.Do we really want these folks to count our votes?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 18, 2007
We need 200,000 Letters to Congress for Children's Health Insurance This Thursday the House of Representatives will vote to attempt to override President Bush's veto and we're just few crucial votes shy of bringing health care to millions of American children.
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Got a Minute (literally) to Sign Petition for Women Facing Mastectomies? There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the "drive-through mastectomy" where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.
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Hoyer Statement on Speaker Boehner's Partisan Default Bill This evening,in a partisan vote,the House passed Speaker Boehner's short-term plan on the debt limit.His plan,which will return our nation to the edge of a default crisis in months,is a recipe for damaging,job-destroying economic uncertainty-which, in the wake of today's disappointing report on economic growth,is clearly the last thing America needs.In order to win the support of the most extreme members of his party
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60 Minutes piece on long-secret archive Counterpoint to Iran Holocaust-Denier Convention this Sunday, Dec. 17 (7PM ET/PT on CBS) on"60 MINUTES"about a long secret German archive that houses a treasure trove of information on 17.5 million victims of the Holocaust. The archive,located in the German town Bad Arolsen,is massive (there are 16 miles of shelving containing 50 million pages of documents)and until recently, was off-limits to the public.But after the German government agreed earlier this year to open...
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Documentary raises awareness about aftermath of Katrina New Orleans:A Labor of Love announces November 2007 release of Gulf Coast volunteer recruitment documentary to screen at 50 campuses,churches and community spaces."By most liberal estimates,it will take 3-5 years to reconstruct the city,"says Parker, whose background is filmmaking, photography,writing,new media and pr."My goal is to motivate and mobilize a civic movement of 5,000 volunteers to aid in the reconstruction..."
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Not From Nigeria-- From Paulson if not so close to the truth, this might be funny. Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2007
McConnell Voter ID Amendment Resoundingly Defeated in Senate 41-52 "Voter ID schemes make it more difficult for voters to exercise their right to vote and significantly increase the chances that eligible, registered voters will be denied the right to vote, while doing absolutely nothing to prevent voter fraud, which every study agrees is virtually non-existent. McConnell's amendment is part of a coordinated political strategy to create a more exclusive electorate.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 6, 2007
Action Alert! Make a Statement: No Gas on May 15th If all users did not go to the pump on the 15 th, it would take $2,292,000,000. 00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15 th and let's try to put a dent in the oil industry for at least one day.
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Roll Call for Democracy Consider joining a new Democracy movement by the simple act of reading & endorsing the Resolution for Open and Honest Publicly Controlled Elections.Nothing less than Freedom & Democracy depend on reversing changes in our elections since about the year 2000 that result in an undeniable fact:America's votes are counted in total secrecy and invisibility.We need to put aside any partisan differences to realize that...
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Seeking Transparency in Illinois It wasn't until after he played extensive games with the media and the public that the GOP nominee, multi-millionaire Bill Brady, begrudgingly released his tax returns...only to show that he hadn't actually paid ANY taxes for the past two years!Now we know why he was so hesitant to be transparent.Now, Brady's running mate for Lt. Guv,Jason Plummer,is flat-out refusing to release his tax returns as well.What is he hiding?
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Pentagon revives Rumsfeld-era domestic spying unit The Pentagon's spy unit has quietly begun to rebuild a database for tracking potential terrorist threats that was shut down after it emerged that it had been collecting information on American anti-war activists. Civil liberties advocates and the Pentagon's own description of the program suggest that Americans will likely be included in the new database.
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WaPo Neologism Contest Winners Once again The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest,in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. Get ready to laugh!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2007
Tell the FCC: Save Our Public Airwaves The FCC is on the verge of turning over a large chunk of the public airwaves to the same giant phone and cable companies that control high-speed Internet access for more than 96 percent of American users. This public "spectrum" could revolutionize the Internet in America. Don't let the FCC give away our wireless Internet to these price-gouging giants. We need to use these public airwaves to connect more Americans...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2007
Arizona voter registration fraud targets Hispanics Apparently, unscrupulous people are going through the telephone book and finding people with Hispanic surnames and are calling them up or visiting their homes and asking them if they are interested in becoming U.S. citizens.If they answer yes or that they have started the process,these victims are told that the first step to becoming a citizen is to register to vote.You can't legally register to vote until you are a citizen.
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8 days to avoid disaster: Here's a plan for action Last Friday night, House Repubs walked out of debt ceiling talks after making it 100% clear that they would rather see America default and the economy ruined than make millionaires or corporations pay one penny more in taxes.But there's still ONE chance to avoid calamity: Congress must vote NOW on a clean increase to the debt ceiling--no spending cuts, no tax increases, no gimmicks.
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Illinois Choice Action Team: Calling All Those Interested in Pro-Choice Bill (HR 6205) Our anti-choice opponents have fought us every step of the way - they have even held three lobby days! While the House committee debated the bill, anti-choice politicians said outlandish, factually inaccurate information. We must counter these lies with calls, letters, and emails of support to state representatives.
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Tips On Pumping Gas here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon..
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This Week on Air America
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Haiku and Microsoft error messages Haiku error messages that have been going around for 9 years, originally from Salon Magazine contest (now forwarded by a genuine career computer guy who says, "Don't use computers for voting.") Pick your favorite and have a chuckle at the same time. This perfectly captures the frustration of computer meltdown in poetic oriental form.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 21, 2007
Letters to the NYTimes pro-Holt editorial of May 16th Interesting reading...Of the four responses printed, three were against electronic voting. The fourth was from Rep. Holt, the author of HR811, now on the 'fast track' in Congress.
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Tell CBS: You can't reject progressive ads and promote Focus on the Family Since CBS has rejected many progressive advocacy spots in the past - and has rejected a gay dating site's ad this year - we must keep the pressure on CBS to not let their hypocritical decision stand.CBS is perfectly happy to allow Focus on the Family to promote its conservative social agenda to nearly 100 million Americans this Sunday.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 1, 2007
Defend the Constitution! Be part of Congressional leadership switchboard shutdown When Congress caved in to Bush fear-mongering by passing FISA legislation temporarily allowing the government to intercept the calls and emails of innocent Americans without a court order,there was a massive outcry from freedom-loving people across the country.Reeling from the backlash, Sen Majority Leader Reid and Speaker of the House Pelosi promised to "fix" the legislation on their return this fall.Fix,don't expand this law
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 6, 2007
College Scholarships from Mercedes-Benz USA This year, $520,000 in scholarship funding will be made available to college-bound students who are the first generation in their families to attend college. Mercedes-Benz USA and our dealers nationwide are proud to offer scholarships to students across the country who demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, community service and school activities. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10th!
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Installing Love; A user's Instruction Guide Technical Support: Yes, ... how can I help you? /* */Customer:/**/ /Well/, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love.// Can you guide me through the process?/*
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PARENT - Job Description This is hysterical. If it had been presented this way, I don't believe any of us would have done it!!!!
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What's happening on the ground in Iraq I think, if this administration had built a strong standing army at the ready here at home, and kept the National Guard home to take care of this country's considerable problems, and spent the billions they have spent in a country that had nothing to do with 911, to track down terrorists, we,and the civilians in Iraq would be in a better place, and our sons and daughters would not be in harms way.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 29, 2007
Top News Database Hacked: 150 Government & Corporate Corruption Articles Removed In the past few days someone has hacked the news database and deleted over 150 media articles.We have over 1,500 major media articles in our database,yet those deleted focused almost exclusively on major government and corporate corruption.We back up our information frequently,so the loss has been replaced though the hacker continues to try to remove more articles.What someone doesn't want you to know,click...
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Action Alert: Executive Order signed July 17th could affect YOU! If you think this EO applies only to those who have committed or intend to commit acts of violence, then read the words again: It applies to any person who poses "a significant risk of committing an act of violence." Who would that be?It is an affront to common sense and a travesty of justice to punish people for crimes they did not commit but which some social scientist says they probably will.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 15, 2007
Action Alert! Make your voice heard at Bill Maher's poll on voter suppression Please help convince Bill Maher and HBO to revise their poll and talk about the real issues that need to be addressed in order to preserve our democracy rather than misleading the public. Maybe, if they get enough emails, they will have the courage to open up a real debate.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 14, 2006
Humor: Second Graders' Expert Answers on Mothers Why did God make mothers? How did God make mothers? What kind of little girl was your mum? Who's the boss at your house? If you could change one thing about your Mum, what would it be?
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Not in MY Cart When you walk into your kid's favorite store,you may see empty shelves studded with recall notices.Millions of common toys by trusted manufacturers tested positive for hazardous lead,and now they've been recalled-from Sesame St's Elmo and Dora the Explorer to the lead recently discovered by Consumer Reports in a toy doctor kit.Help Consumers Union,the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports,eliminate unsafe imports before...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2007
Sweet Misery: a poisoned world Let's help get aspartame out of the schools to save our children and off the planet.Also we want people to know not to use Splenda a chlorocarbon poison.There is a safe sweetener now we've had an analysis run on,called Just Like Sugar which can be gotten from any Whole Foods or Wild Oats or on line.The large food chains in the UK are removing aspartame but then going to Splenda,like taking out cyanide but adding arsenic.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Kansas GOP Chair Sends Email Boasting of Voter Caging Since Kris Kobach can't expand his own party or force his own Party's members to support his candidates he's shamelessly trying to keep Democrats from voting instead. This is the stratagem of a desperate and shrinking party. Someone needs to ask Kris Kobach which voters he's caging and how he's doing it. Someone like a newspaper editor or perhaps a Grand Jury. ...
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 4, 2010
Coalition Supports Improvements for Troop Voting; Rejects Risky Internet Ballot Proposals "In spite of good intentions,pending WA legislation will NOT provide a trustworthy mechanism for these voters, as the recent internet based attacks of the Google corporate infrastructure& other major corporations dramatically illustrates.Indeed,it is no less than a matter of national security."Pending bills HB2483/SB6238, allowing a ballot to be returned by inherently insecure email/fax.HB1624/SB5522 permit insecure evoting.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2007
Democracy - as sung by Leonard Cohen From the Essential Leonard Cohen album released in 2002. Echoes, anyone?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Canadians Mobilize Against the War
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Breaking News On Emergency Contraception! After years of struggling to make sure women serving in the military overseas can obtain emergency contraception (EC) when they need it, the Department of Defense has just approved a policy that would guarantee access!This policy shift from the Defense Department is a major victory for women's health and women's rights.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Help me stop Republican power grab for the White House Remember when Karl Rove stole FL from Al Gore in '00?Tom DeLay's single-handed theft of 5 congressional seats via redistricting in TX?If CA loses its winner-take-all system,the consequences for America will be catastrophic. Iraq.Health care.Global warming.The future of every single issue we care about will be decided in CA on 6/3/08.Stand up with me right now to the GOP's dirty tricks and say "No" to this cynical power grab.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Soliciting donations for a monument to George W Bush You'll like this one.
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McCain's Medical Records Should Be Released Today on Meet the Bloggers (1pm ET/10 am PT) Over 2,750 doctors have signed the open letter urging John McCain to provide full disclosure of his medical records. And yet the corporate press has gone to great lengths to prevent the public from discussing this issue.
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Rep. Nadler: Investigate torture or face road to "tyranny' Nadler argues that to sustain a democracy, it's vitally important to hold lawmakers accountable for their crimes -" even more so than with private citizens. "People who break the law, ought to be held accountable," he said, "especially if they're in government, because they have more power."
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 13, 2006
Joke: Praying for Peace iin the Middle East A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time. So she went to check it out.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 28, 2008
Stop Telecom Immunity: Call Your Senators NOW! So today, the Senate will vote to grant immunity to the telecom industry for their illegal spying on Americans, or they will protect our rights and the Constitution and vote no. Call your Senators NOW at the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote no on the FISA Amendment to allow immunity for the telecom industry.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Must-See Video: Rudy's Ties to Terror On Keith Olbermann's Countdown: The Village Voice's Wayne Barrett discusses his new article which connects the dots between Rudy Giuliani, his firm GiulianiPartners, and a member of the royal family of Qatar believed to have harbored a 9/11 mastermind.
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Urgent: Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of DC Ban on Handguns The announcement represents the potential, given that there are four Federalist Society pro-NRA justices on the Court (Alito, Scalia, Roberts, and Thomas), that for the first time in United States history the Supreme Court may declare an individual - as distinct from a collective right - to own firearms.
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Common Cause: Denounce the Threats, Violence We call on the leadership of the House Dems & Repubs to hold an immediate,joint bi-partisan press conference to denounce the incendiary language,threats of violence and actual violence against those who voted in support of health care reform.we call on Sarah Palin to cease her violent rhetoric-""Don't retreat, instead reload"-"and remove the gun imagery around a list of 20 members of Congress who supported health care reform.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Tell CNN how you feel about e-voting, NOW! Take thirty seconds to record your feelings about e-voting. Link provided.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 4, 2010
Common Cause: Attention Wall St. Stay out of our elections! Let's draw the line at influencing our elections, and stop their shameless manipulation of our government.Banks and other companies already have enough influence in Washington, thanks to their armies of high-priced lobbyists. Let's tell them to Stay Out of Our Elections!Ask the Wall Street CEOs to publicly pledge not to spend their profits attacking or supporting political candidates in the 2010 elections.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Joke: Gas Prices
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Stop the $54 Billion Nuclear Giveaway! These are not loan "guarantees"--they are direct taxpayer loans to wealthy nuclear utilities from the government's Federal Financing Bank. And this is just a proposal--it's not a done deal.Nuclear power remains dirty and dangerous, as demonstrated by the recent toxic tritium leaks at the Vermont Yankee reactor and elsewhere.We still don't know how to handle the radioactive waste from existing reactors.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Ex-Justice Dept. Attorneys Accuse Bush Admin. of Restricting African-American Vote Here is the transcript and video for Democracy Now's interview with Joseph Rich, former head of the civil rights division of the Justice Department and Bertha Lewis, Executive Director of New York Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 29, 2010
Video the Vote on Election Day! by John Wellington Ennis Video the Vote members will be out in force on Election Day,Tuesday November 2, to ensure that every vote counts. Please take moment to check out the Web site, and then sign up too!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2008
Urgent: Help Needed to Fund New Hampshire Recount The Secretary of State must receive the money in the form of a certified check by 3 PM tomorrow January the 15th.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Vote Fraud Expert Warns Of New Hampshire Chicanery Vote fraud expert Bev Harris has warned that New Hampshire's electronic voting machines are wide open to fraud and that even modestly skilled computer programmers were able to identify key vulnerabilities within ten minutes of assessing them as key Democrat and Republican primaries unfold today.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2007
Action Alert: On to the Senate for DC Voting Rights! Your Senators need to hear from you now in support of voting rights for citizens who live in our nation's capital. Citizens of the District of Columbia pay U.S. taxes, fight and die for the U.S. during wartime, and are governed by the laws that Congress passes. And yet they have no voting representation in Congress. They have only a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Hey Moms, Watch for the Big Zeros on the Ballot! In January,the Children's Defense Fund issued their Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard based upon the voting records of members of Cong. that directly impact the lives of our children.This is a quantifiable measure of how much our reps have voted for measures that were in the best interests of kids.An org.called Mothers Acting Up recently brought this powerful scorecard to my attention.Let me recite some of the key scores!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Chicagoans: Express your outrage at Bush' Veto and Refusal to change course and end war in Iraq We are calling on all critics and opponents of the war, whatever your views on the various measures Congress has used to try to stop it, from all parties and walks of life, and especially those of you who have yet to take action, to join us for an emergency protest in Federal Plaza, Adams and Dearborn, at 5pm, TDA (The Day After). If the veto comes on May 1 then we will gather at 5pm on Wednesday, May 2.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Almost Half A Million Florida Votes Vanish Since November Election According to the Secretary of State's official statewide voter file, the votes of 494,928 Floridians have disappeared. Though these votes seem to have been counted in November, now they are gone. The state doesn't even have a record of the vote cast by Governor Crist's own father. Is YOUR vote missing too? If so, you need to know about it. The website will direct you on how you can help increase awareness about this problem.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Kucinich and Paul to be on PBS Friday, January 4, 6PM Moyers will ask them about being shut out of debates and other topics--Paul by FOX News in NH and possibly by ABC and Dennis in several events in Iowa--the Des Moines Register debate, most notably.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 6, 2007
One Minute to Help Women's Shelters One click on Seventh Generation's link will donate a box of sanitary proudcts to a woman's shelter. This is a critical and overlooked need. Less than one minute at no cost to yourself. How much easier could they make it?! (Ed. Note: I just did it and it took less than twenty seconds and doesn't demand any personal information whatsoever.)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 14, 2008
McCain's Health Records Must Be Released! Cancer is a serious issue. That's why 30 medical doctors have already signed our open letter telling McCain to issue a full, public disclosure of all his medical records. Send this video far and wide to request that McCain release his full health records. Ask every medical doctor you know to sign onto the letter, and don't forget to sign the letter yourself! McCain's records must be made public and soon.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Anti-Nuke Activists Arrested A group of women with a history of being arrested for protesting at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant were again escorted by police from the site on Monday after walking past the security shack at the plant's front gate and settling into lawn chairs on the access drive to the reactor site.
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Thanks for calling! Thanks for calling to ask your representative to keep fighting for the public option. Will you help us keep the momentum going by sharing this with your friends?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Action Alert: Calling all Californians! tell us what you'd ask the 2008 candidates if they were in your living room.Now's the chance for Californians to press the candidates to address our issues.What do they think about immigration,education,transportation, port security,the environment,equal rights, good jobs, and housing? BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT ELECTION INTEGRITY!No DRE's.PAPER BALLOTS openly counted! We'll contact the campaigns directly to hold their fe
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Action Alert: Prevent a rush to insecure voting in Illinois Please take 60 seconds out of your busy day to contact Illinois Senators -- it's free and it's easy, and it will make a big difference. Your letter will go to your own Senator and to members of the Senate Elections Committee. After you take action, please pass this on to your friends!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 25, 2007
FHD takes on Florida Chamber of Commerce and Real Estate developers These stories illustrate what you get when you have government of the developer, by the developer and for the developer: a catastrophe on all levels…….``Florida is the epicenter for all the problems that exist in the housing industry,''``Have you been to Miami lately?'' Florida Governor Charlie Crist said at a homebuilders' conference last week in Orlando. ``It's like we have a new state bird: the building crane.''
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2008
A daughter's plea:UPDATE ON THE DON SIEGELMAN INJUSTICE I once again need your help in furthering the message to free my dad. Congress is back in session, and it is up to us to provide the pressure than will keep Congress investigating partisan prosecution and the corruption of the Department of Justice (aka: my dad's case).
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Join Consumer Union's Campaign to Strengthen Product Safety & Import Laws The holiday shopping season will begin in just a few weeks, yet we still have a long way to go before we can trust the safety of the products for sale on our stores' shelves.The dangerous combination of lax safety regulations, a lack of enforcement, and a shortage of federal inspectors will only lead to more recalls.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Pew Center Announces $2 Million in Grants to Study and Improve US Elections Make Voting Work is an ambitious initiative funded by Pew Charitable Trusts and launched in December 2006. Make Voting Work's mandate is to foster an election system that achieves the highest standards of accuracy,convenience, efficiency and security.The initiative will use rigorous research and real-world experiments to identify policies, practices and technologies that address the key challenges facing the election process.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Simon & Freeman: The Future of Exit Polling. TUES 29th 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST. Election Defense Radio We'll also be asking why the 40-year tradition of exit polls with predictive accuracy to within 1% has seemingly gone awry of late,but only in the U.S. and only since the mass transition to computerized voting.Finally,and most importantly, we will ask, can citizens carry out independent exit polls(or develop alternative methods)to assess for ourselves the truthfulness of "official" election results reported by proprietary
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Help Christine Jennings Fight For Her Seat in FL-13 While four weeks have passed since the American people overwhelmingly cast a vote for change by putting Democrats in charge of both Houses of Congress, there is still a race that has yet to be conclusively decided that deserves our attention.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 27, 2006
Bawdy Joke: Republican Choices
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2008
Call your Rep. today: Free Don Siegelman! Free Don Siegelman, the only honest governor that Alabama has had in years AND call for the impeachment of Bush & Cheney.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 21, 2007
Washington Summer Program for Minority Male College Sophomores The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is currently accepting applications for its summer program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC .Each summer,12 of the most promising young minority male college sophomores in the country (possibly 24 this coming summer)are given the chance to travel to the nation's capital and engage in prestigious internships while taking rigorous classes at Georgetown.NOTE:DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1!
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NY Times on censuring Sen. Feinstein; Standing strong on telecom immunity We are concerned that Feinstein will fail us all again on one of the most important issues currently facing the Senate--a likely floor vote next week on an Intelligence Comm bill re-authorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act(FISA).This Intelligence Committee bill includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies guilty of wiretapping Americans without a warrant,a violation of our constitutional rights.
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FL Voters Coalition and FL Council of the Blind Announce Strategic Alliance This is an historic day,”said FVC Co-Founder, Dan McCrea,“when those demanding the security of paper ballots and those demanding HAVA compliant accessibility for voters with disabilities speak with one unified voice.Listen up,state and county officials.No voter should be left behind,especially in the name of equality.That is simply absurd.It’s time to scrap your DREs and replace them with non-tabulating ballot marking devices
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2007
Bush declares himself dictator
Take Action, From ImagesAttr
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MomsRising: March Forth for Quality Early Learning Will you contact your Congressperson today to urge them to help keep families working and young children learning?Congress is working on the budget right now,so hearing from you in this moment could make a big difference.With all of our voices descending on Congress for one day we can work together to keep families earning and children learning. Together we can remind Congress of the importance of these programs for children
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Big Oil vs. "An Inconvenient Truth"?
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Urgent Please Call Pelosi Now and Your US Rep....Keep Fighting Everyone, Right Till the Very End of this Present Health "Just give us the Public Option that was promised to us at the beginning of this whole health care debate! We need it to inject some competition into this Health Care Reform! All I can say is No Public Option---No Individual Mandate! Pelosi Give Us an Up or Down Vote For The Public Option in the House" Please call today, especially Pelosi, this is the last day for the mark ups on the Reconciliation Bill.
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Extra Credit A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and was on the verge of being burned out. Hoping to try another career where skilful hands would be beneficial, he decided to change careers and become a mechanic. Read on for the punchline...
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Joke: Will I live to be 80?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 16, 2007
Action Alert: Contact PFAW today - Just Say "NO" to HR 811 Email your objections to the HR-811 Bill which is about to be voted on.And call your Congress person as well! (Don't forget to survey the Congress people for their opinion on this, and report to Mary Ann Gould at is lobbying for passage of this boondoggle bill, (which has changed since they first saw it),and below is a summary of the problems with this bill which you can copy and paste into your message.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 26, 2007
Roadblock Republican Radio Contest Quite simply, we want to take an unusual step - and we want to do it early. I think we need to run radio ads in the states of the Roadblock Republicans, making it crystal clear that they don't deserve to be reelected because of their continued support for the Bush Doctrine of escalation without end. We need to turn up the heat even higher.
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Joke; Getting Smart about birth control
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Health Question and Answer Session (Satire) For those of you tired of getting the same answers all the time: exercise more, eat less, etc etc etc... something a little different (and a lot of fun)
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 4, 2006
Joke; A Kids' view of Sex getting some while the kids are home
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Joke: Through a Child's Eyes A 5-year-old boy went to visit his grandmother one day.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 15, 2006
Joke: Lawyers aren't supposed to Ask Questions They don't already know the answer they'll get. ask a grown southern woman an answer and you'll get the truth-- not necessarily what you want to hear, but the truth
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Action Alert! Important Senate Vote Today! The Senate Rules Committee will vote today on whether Hans von Spakovsky, the former Justice Department official who former employees say was key to the politicization of voting rights section,will get a term on the Federal Elections Commission.Von Spakovsky is also a veteran of Republican efforts to target voter fraud.We at VR are strongly opposed to this appointment. Register your opinion on Hans von Spakovsky:call or email
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2008
New Obama Ad Calls out McCain and Palin Claims They Are Mavericks attacking one of their "strengths" Rove-style
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 11, 2006
Voting Problems Reported Here! Despite the corporate media's reassurances that "all's well", here are numerous links to some of the stories that plagued this election. Bring yourself up to speed. Forewarned is forearmed.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Joke; Minimum Wage and worker relations a joke
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 24, 2007
linois Secretary of State Supports Clean Elections Lawsuit After looking at the Complaint, Secretary of State White said he was in complete agreement with the lawsuit, including the relief requested. He said all votes should be hand counted at each precinct, in full public view, "even if it takes a week" to count the votes. White allowed Fred to film the service of the papers and his comments in support of the lawsuit.
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Make Media Reform Your Job - Free Press Is Hiring! Please consider the job postings below if you or somebody you know has an interest in working with us to reform the media and involve the public in media policy.This is an exciting time for us. We believe Free Press has a real shot at helping to create change in this country as we capitalize on significant growth and opportunity. We're looking to hire a fun, talented and diverse group of people to help staff our organization..
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
Support Impeachment Resolution in New Hampshire Legislature on February 19th NH State Rep Hall has introduced a resolution in support of impeachment (HR 24),& a public hearing is scheduled for 2/19 at 1 PM at the Legislative Office Building in Rooms 305-307.Please join Hall,her colleagues,& citizens from all over New England for the rally in front of the State House at 12 Noon on February 19th.Grounds for impeachment include taking away our constitutional right to free & fail elections.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Grant Money for Strengthening Participatory Democracy The Democracy Committee works to help us better embody the spirit,and manifest the promise of Democracy.We work to strengthen participatory democracy and protect it from threats.The committee will fund projects that seek: To protect our elections from fraud,error and corporate control.To limit the influence of big money special interests on elections and legislation.To eliminate voter suppression and barriers to voting.Apply!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Stop the FCC from more media consolidation! A few minutes ago,FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and his two fellow GOP commissioners approved new rules that will unleash a flood of media consolidation across America.The rules will further consolidate local media markets--taking away independent voices in cities already woefully short on local news and investigative journalism.Congress has the power to throw out these rules--and if 100,000 people demand it,they'll have to listen
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2007
Time Out for a Guaranteed Chuckle (or two) This involves some hilarious pet pix with captions. Feedback welcome! Let us know if this didn't brighten your day.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 30, 2007
NPR Gives Torture Credibility Good journalists don't base their stories on highly dubious "facts."And they try to avoid reports that will encourage violence.Unfortunately,a recent segment on NPR's Morning Edition(10/26/07)violated both rules.By airing the Sadr militia's torture-based claims on an influential network,NPR invited other violent groups to use torture to extract whatever statements deemed useful to attract international press coverage
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 22, 2006
Joke: Jay Leno on Scott McClellan Leaving
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2008
American Research Group:John Edwards should be mad that the Des Moines Register Poll was wrong The Obama myth fueled by the flawed Register poll sample damages John Edwards because Edwards gains significant strength from middle-aged independents. Of all the Democrats, Edwards is more apt to compete with McCain for undeclared voters and those undeclared voters could make Edwards very competitive with Obama and Clinton in New Hampshire.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Action Alert! Stand up for Pat Tillman and our troops To lie about any details or withhold any information would not just cause unjust pain to the survivors,but is to dishonor the fallen.As our nation's top commander,it is the President's duty to the Tillman family to release all materials related to his death.For the good of our military,our troops, the Tillmans,and our nation,we need you to sign on to our letter,calling on the President to comply with all requests of the House.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 22, 2006
Sexism Breakthrough joke
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Further fallout from Carter's new book I emphasize that I have been a decades-long supporter of President Carter and of The Carter Center and have defended him, his legacy, and The Center's work at every possible opportunity. It is a grave loss for me to acknowledge that this will no longer be possible.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Now on DVD: The Film That "Has The White House Spooked" Democrats are trying to find a way to end the occupation of Iraq, but George Bush wants to keep the occupation going... forever. That's why it's essential for all of us to see No End in Sight, a remarkable and powerful film that will give you the facts you need to demolish Bush's latest lies.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Contact Sen. Reid re: FISA Senator Reid needs to hear from every American who wants him to stand up for our privacy and not let phone companies off the hook. You can take action by signing a petition to Senator Reid now.
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Voter Resources for Cook County
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Joke: Clinton, Kerry and Bush are about to be executed.... a demonstration of Bush's genius in facing danger.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Action Alert from Rep. Kucinich's office regarding HR 811 Ask your Rep. to sign this letter. And pass it along."These constituencies represent a broad range of interests that reflect many of the core values of our party.HR811 now finds opposition from organizations focused on upholding the integrity of our elections and local and states governments.For these constituencies, HR811 falls short of its intended goals to ensure votes are cast and counted as intended by the voters."
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Tomorrow in Chicago: Stand Up for Local Media Big media lobbyists will certainly be showing up at tomorrow's FCC hearing in Chicago. Will you?Don't miss your chance to speak to the FCC.Attend the FCC Hearing in Chicago.This event is a rare and critical opportunity to speak directly to the people who make the rules.Time is running out.Your local radio and TV broadcasters use the public airwaves for free.In exchange, they are required to provide you with local news & info.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2007
NetrootsNetworkNow Launches Daily Map Point The Formula -- {Maps}+{News}+{Contact Info}=Netroots Action. When we know where problems are, we can address them effectively. With this formula in mind, we launch NetrootsNetworkNow featuring a daily map point, worthy of your consideration and action.Each day, we will post a new map marker relevant to election integrity, voter empowerment, government corruption, government waste, or developing stories.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 13, 2006
Bush Denial in the Media George Bush Saves A Baby
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 29, 2006
Symptoms of The Bird Flu joke
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Why is everyone afraid of the Florida Hometown Democracy petition? The Florida Chamber of Commerce has just put out a competing petition that sounds very nice but makes it impossible for citizens to control future growth. Why? The Chamber's main objective is to kill the Florida Hometown Democracy petition.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Youth Vote Surging: New Hampshire and Beyond Record voter turnout is expected today in NH,with youth(ages 18-29)turning out big once again. Youth turnout more than tripled in IA,due in large part to youth mobilization efforts.In addition,students on campuses from CA to CO, FL to WI, and NM to PA are working with the Student PIRGs to mobilize young people through tested peer to peer registration and get out the vote drives.Nationally, young comprise 1/4 of US electorate..
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 24, 2007
Tell Your Senators: Reject von Spakovsky as Federal Elections Commissioner If there was one official in the Department of Justice who did more than Alberto Gonzales to inject partisan politics into the supposedly impartial administration of our nation's laws, it was Hans von Spakovsky.He unapologetically and openly politicized the Department of Justice's Voting Rights Section. Senators on the Rules Committee should reject his nomination as a Federal Elections Commissioner.
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Action Alert: Contact NJ Guv for safer elections whether you live in NJ or not! Senator Nia Gill asked me to urge everyone ""local and national groups""to call the Governor. This is because not only calls from NJ matter but national calls increase the volume of calls and let the Governor know that the "eyes"- of the nation are on NJ since this could be a model bill to be used in other states.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 20, 2006
Joke: The Price of Manhood A man was in a terrible accident, and his "manhood" was mangled and torn from his body. Insurance didn't cover "replacement" surgery. Price was based on size....
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Action Alert! Stand up for Hospitalized Women with Breast Cancer the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require Insurance Companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy.It's about eliminating the 'drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery,against the wishes of their doctor,still groggy from anesthesia,sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.Sign the petition.Link below.Got 2 seconds?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Stop the Money Chase dot Org. A solution is in sight: Senators Durbin and Specter are introducing the Fair Elections Now Act in Congress today - I NEED YOUR HELP! Click here to tell your member of Congress to stop the money chase, and Common Cause will hand-deliver your message.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 1, 2007
Why we need paper (ballots)... What can happen when we put ourselves at the mercy of machines...
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2008
PA Dem Prez Poll puts Obama, for 2nd time, in the lead, ahead of Hillary a statistical tie between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, with Obama two points ahead.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 21, 2007
NEW MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT THE 2004 ELECTION IN OHIO & THE RESULTING DEATHS OF OUR SOLDIERS Justice Through Music just released a new music video tying the manipulation of the Ohio '04 presidential election to the death of thousands of soldiers in Iraq.Called "More Dead Cause of Ohio,",it is a re-make of Neil Young's anti-war song,"Ohio,"now with new lyrics and lots of controversial footage from Arlington National Cemetery,including the digging of new graves.Watch it on YouTube here and embed it on your site.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 25, 2007
New Tool to Facilitate Absentee Voting This event focuses on the obstacles faced by American military and civilian voters overseas. At the event, the Overseas Vote Foundation will unveil a new online tool designed to enable these citizens to register to vote and acquire absentee ballots no matter where they are based.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Put our children first If government-supported health care is good enough for him,and is good enough for President Bush,why isn't it good enough for America's children? Show your support for SCHIP today by watching Senator Kennedy's video and signing his petition.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Elections '08: On the ground in Florida Voters who plan to turn in absentee ballots today need to hand-deliver them to the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 p.m. A news item in Tuesday's paper incorrectly stated that the ballots could be postmarked today.At Precinct 46 in Nokomis, an optical scanner had to be replaced with another machine because of a problem with a memory card, said Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent. The machine was replaced with a backup machin
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Media to Voters: It's Over As the results of the Repub and Dem primaries in NH are reported tonight, it's a good bet that many prominent pundits and journalists will declare the race for the White House all but over--long before 98% of voters have had any say in the matter.In '92,Bill Clinton lost the first five contests, but somehow managed to win the White House nonetheless.This very recent history would suggest that campaign reporters refrain from...
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We! Magazine, September 2007 Interesting reading here...

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