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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama 's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's ...

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Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172478 Sep 22, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
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Do you appreciate gay sex? I don't.
do you appreciate fraud? I don't.
Somebody told you SHEEPLE that Obama would have an asterisk next to his name...Hmm...Who was that?
A Forbes columnist is calling into question whether or not President Obama’s second term should have an asterisk next to it.
The entire pResidency should have an asterisk on it because it should have never been allowed!
I do not condone it either.

You seem to have a very short memory because look what the Republican Conservative Activist Judges did on the Supreme Court.

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No other future Supreme Court or any court is allowed to use Bush v Gore as precedent. Bush is truly an illegitimate President. http://tinyurl.com/2ps3e3
George W. Bush's January 20, 2001 inauguration was unconstitutional. This isn't because Bush lost the popular vote. Nor is it because he lost Florida and thus the electoral vote. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the Florida recount lawsuit, Bush v. Gore, violated the U.S. Constitution. It's a states' rights issue. Elections fall under state law; the highest court that may resolve a legal challenge about an election is a state supreme court. The U.S. Supreme Court--a federal body--didn't have jurisdiction in the case.
http://yalelawjournal.org/2006/11/07/flanders...

Has Bush v. Gore Become the Case That Must Not Be Named?
August 15, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/qbx2s
At a law school Supreme Court conference that I attended last fall, there was a panel on “The Rehnquist Court.” No one mentioned Bush v. Gore, the most historic case of William Rehnquist’s time as chief justice, and during the Q. and A. no one asked about it. When I asked a prominent law professor about this strange omission, he told me he had been invited to participate in another Rehnquist retrospective, and was told in advance that Bush v. Gore would not be discussed.

The ruling that stopped the Florida recount and handed the presidency to George W. Bush is disappearing down the legal world’s version of the memory hole, the slot where, in George Orwell’s “1984,” government workers disposed of politically inconvenient records. The Supreme Court has not cited it once since it was decided, and when Justice Antonin Scalia, who loves to hold forth on court precedents, was asked about it at a forum earlier this year, he snapped,“Come on, get over it.”
There is a legal argument for pushing Bush v. Gore aside. The majority opinion announced that the ruling was “limited to the present circumstances” and could not be cited as precedent. But many legal scholars insisted at the time that this assertion was itself dictum — the part of a legal opinion that is nonbinding — and illegitimate, because under the doctrine of stare decisis, courts cannot make rulings whose reasoning applies only to a single case. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/opinion/15t...

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Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172479 Sep 22, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you appreciate gay sex? I don't.
do you appreciate fraud? I don't.
Somebody told you SHEEPLE that Obama would have an asterisk next to his name...Hmm...Who was that?
A Forbes columnist is calling into question whether or not President Obama’s second term should have an asterisk next to it.
The entire pResidency should have an asterisk on it because it should have never been allowed!
Sandra Day O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore
April 27, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/c9sy69e
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor hasn't given much thought to which was the most important case she helped decide during her 25 years on the bench. But she has no doubt which was the most controversial.

It was Bush v. Gore, which ended the Florida recount and decided the 2000 presidential election.

Looking back, O'Connor said, she isn't sure the high court should have taken the case.

"It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue," O'Connor said during a talk Friday with the Tribune editorial board. "Maybe the court should have said,'We're not going to take it, goodbye.'"

The case, she said, "stirred up the public" and "gave the court a less-than-perfect reputation."

"Obviously the court did reach a decision and thought it had to reach a decision," she said. "It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn't done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...

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O'Connor Forecasts Dictatorship
Why didn't the American press chase the story?
March 13, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/47td37h
Totenberg had attended a speech at Georgetown University given the night before by retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in which O'Connor invoked the word "dictatorship" to describe the direction the country may be headed if Republicans continue to attack the judiciary.

O'Connor's voice was "dripping with sarcasm," says Totenberg. But the retired justice didn't name Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, or Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, as the leading perps, in part because she didn't need to.(See Rawstory.com 's transcription of Totenberg's NPR segment.)

Filled with fury, the bloggers wanted to know why the mainstream media—outside Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown—hadn't mentioned O'Connor's broadside. The only newspaper stories I could find on the topic today were from England's Guardian, with Julian Borger reporting and writer Jonathan Raban filing an opinion piece on it.

The bloggers were right, of course. A retired justice needn't predict the end of democracy to make news. All she has to do is burp. So, why didn't the U.S. press react more strongly to her comments?
http://www.slate.com/id/2137961/
Grand Birther

United States

#172480 Sep 22, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you appreciate gay sex? I don't.
do you appreciate fraud? I don't.
Somebody told you SHEEPLE that Obama would have an asterisk next to his name...Hmm...Who was that?
A Forbes columnist is calling into question whether or not President Obama’s second term should have an asterisk next to it.
The entire pResidency should have an asterisk on it because it should have never been allowed!
Poor Kentucky Klown Kar is still labouring under his birfoon fantasies.

So sad.

Since: May 10

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#172481 Sep 22, 2013
Now Jacqueau will probably claim that "I" predicted Merkel will win when this source is the one that is predicting the win. Two years ago a local newspaper here in Jacksonville predicted that the TEA Party candidate, Mike Hogan, would win by ten points but in the end Alvin Brown, the Blue Dog Democrat won by one point yet Jacqueau continued to claim that "I" had predicted it.
Jacqueau seems to have a problem with reading conprehention.

Germany votes as Merkel eyes third term
Kate Millar 16 minutes ago

BERLIN (AFP)- Germans voted Sunday in a closely watched election that is likely to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a third term at the helm of Europe's top economy but may force her to govern with her main rivals.After shepherding Germany through Europe's lengthy financial turmoil, Merkel has emerged more popular than ever, seen as a safe pair of hands as the crisis felled leaders in France, Greece, Italy and Spain.Polls suggest that voters will re-elect the 59-year-old pastor's daughter from East Germany, whose nickname "Mutti" ("Mummy") can seem at odds with her billing as the world's most powerful woman.But the burning question is whether she will be able to keep her preferred coalition partner or be forced into an alliance with her centre-left rivals.Under clear skies and mild temperatures, Merkel, dressed in an autumnal russet blazer and her customary tailored trousers, walked to a central Berlin polling station to vote, accompanied by husband Joachim Sauer.Voters trickled through the university cafeteria to cast their ballots. "I think we have a good standard of living in Europe, and for me, this must remain stable. So, to me, voting for the extremes, on the left or the right, isn't an answer," Elisabeth Bauer, a nun, told AFP.Marissa Kutscha, 26, admitted it had been a tough choice."I was extremely uncertain voting... because not much differentiates the parties," she said.Nearly 62 million voters were called to the polls.

Since: May 10

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#172482 Sep 22, 2013
Initial television estimates were expected shortly after booths close at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT).Merkel boasts that her current centre-right coalition has been Germany's most successful since reunification in 1990, enjoying a robust economy and a low jobless rate.But her stated aim for her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to stay in power with its junior partners, the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), hinges on the smaller party's unpredictable fortunes. "The continued governing by this coalition remains uncertain," said Gero Neugebauer, a political scientist from Berlin's Free University.If the alliance fails to secure a ruling majority, Merkel could be forced back into the arms of her traditional rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom she governed in a loveless "grand coalition" during her first term.Under the watchful eye of Germany's European partners, a new eurosceptic party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), is a wild card, potentially clawing enough support to send MPs into parliament or wooing away disgruntled centre-right voters."If the protest party manages to jump into the Bundestag (lower house of parliament), that may cost the black-yellow coalition power," Spiegel Online said, referring to the colour code for Merkel's current alliance.Three pre-election opinion polls showed the AfD, which advocates ditching the single currency and an "orderly dissolution" of the 17-member eurozone, falling below the five percent hurdle needed to enter parliament.But some analysts have not ruled it out amid fresh Greek aid fears, stressing the difficulty of assessing the party's chances in the absence of an election track record and noting that supporters may not admit to backing it in surveys.Merkel hammered home Europe's importance for Germany at a last-ditch push for votes in Berlin on Saturday."The stabilisation of the euro is not just a good thing for Europe but it is also in Germany's fundamental interest," she said.Merkel's opponent, Peer Steinbrueck, 66, dressed in his signature red tie -- his party's colour -- voted with his wife in his western home city of Bonn. "Today is election day. It's in your hands. Please go vote," he tweeted earlier.His gaffe-prone campaign again stumbled in the home-stretch with a front-page photo of him making a surly middle-finger reply to a question on his limping candidacy.The former finance minister in Merkel's 2005-09 grand coalition has zeroed in on a growing low-wage sector and calls for a national minimum wage, but his SPD party still trailed the conservative bloc by 13 points in the last opinion poll.Wrapping up at the stump, he urged voters to remove "the most inactive government that has made the least progress" in over two decades and mocked the famously ideologically flexible Merkel for "going round and round".Analysts say no major U-turns in economic policy are expected if a left-right alliance emerges from the election, including on Germany's Europe policy where the opposition has backed Merkel on key decisions.Bild newspaper said Sunday that whoever wins faces major problems, beginning with the ongoing euro crisis."The winner takes it all -- all the troubles, too," it said.
http://news.yahoo.com/germany-votes-merkel-se...

Since: May 10

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#172483 Sep 22, 2013
Well the election in Germany is now over and all we are waiting for is the count. Right now it looks like Merkel will remain Chancellor but we will still have to wait a few more hours to be sure.

German Federal Election Sep 2013
Bundestag
Emnid at 15.09.2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/...

Since: May 10

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#172484 Sep 22, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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Sandra Day O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore
April 27, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/c9sy69e
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor hasn't given much thought to which was the most important case she helped decide during her 25 years on the bench. But she has no doubt which was the most controversial.
It was Bush v. Gore, which ended the Florida recount and decided the 2000 presidential election.
Looking back, O'Connor said, she isn't sure the high court should have taken the case.
"It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue," O'Connor said during a talk Friday with the Tribune editorial board. "Maybe the court should have said,'We're not going to take it, goodbye.'"
The case, she said, "stirred up the public" and "gave the court a less-than-perfect reputation."
"Obviously the court did reach a decision and thought it had to reach a decision," she said. "It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn't done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...
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O'Connor Forecasts Dictatorship
Why didn't the American press chase the story?
March 13, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/47td37h
Totenberg had attended a speech at Georgetown University given the night before by retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in which O'Connor invoked the word "dictatorship" to describe the direction the country may be headed if Republicans continue to attack the judiciary.
O'Connor's voice was "dripping with sarcasm," says Totenberg. But the retired justice didn't name Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, or Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, as the leading perps, in part because she didn't need to.(See Rawstory.com 's transcription of Totenberg's NPR segment.)
Filled with fury, the bloggers wanted to know why the mainstream media—outside Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown—hadn't mentioned O'Connor's broadside. The only newspaper stories I could find on the topic today were from England's Guardian, with Julian Borger reporting and writer Jonathan Raban filing an opinion piece on it.
The bloggers were right, of course. A retired justice needn't predict the end of democracy to make news. All she has to do is burp. So, why didn't the U.S. press react more strongly to her comments?
http://www.slate.com/id/2137961/
The USSC decision would not have mattered as the State of Florida had already convened an emergency legislature and they would have nullified the whole election and then voted for the electoral college. And since the legislature was, and still is, dominated by Republicans, Bush would have won.
You need to read our Constitution as our Constitution does not tell the states how to appoint/elect the members of the electoral college!!!

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#172485 Sep 22, 2013
Do you know why the Liberals do not like the Electoral College. Well, each states gets the same number of Electoral College members as it does Senators and Congressmen which favors the smaller populated states like Alaska which tend to be ..... Republican states!!!!

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#172487 Sep 22, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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So you must be appalled when John Boehner and Eric Cantor removed all the Tea Bags in Congress from leadership positions?
Even after the Tea Bags sold out to Wall Street!
Poor You!
LOL
Did you notice how Speaker Bonehead bent over for the TEA Party last week? Bonehead can't ignore The Force!

Since: May 10

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#172488 Sep 22, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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GOP freshmen, big-bucks donors hobnob at resort
Tea Bags Sold Out To Wall Street
March 16, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/85yw3o9
In 2010, many freshmen Republicans were swept into Congress on the promise of doing things differently.
But fast-forward to 2012, and the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.-- an exclusive seaside resort and home to 54 holes of championship golf and a private marina full of luxury yachts.
"Book your Key Largo getaway now," reads the invitation, obtained by CBS News. The hosts are veteran congressmen Spencer Bachus, of Alabama, Pete Sessions, of Texas, "and 12 of your favorite Republican freshmen!"
The 12: Sandy Adams (Fla.), Quico Canseco (Texas), Rick Crawford (Ark.), Bob Dold (Ill.), Sean Duffy (Wis.), Stephen Fincher (Tenn.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Daniel Webster (Fla.), Mike Grimm (N.Y.), Nan Hayworth (N.Y.), Jim Renacci (Ohio) and Cory Gardner (Col).
Congressmen Canseco and Gardner were seen on camera heading in to host happy hour. To get in, donors had to pay at least $10,000.
During his campaign, Gardner promised average voters would inspire his actions. One ad said, "I will always put Colorado families before the Washington special interests."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-573986...
Where did the Democrats get their money from? NEA! Trade Unionists! But you don't think that the Democrats did not prostitute themselves for campaign funds!!!!
And we owe that to McCain-Feingold!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipartisan_Campa...
Oh, McCain is no Conservative but a Country Club RINO!

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#172489 Sep 22, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Now Jacqueau will probably claim that "I" predicted Merkel will win when this source is the one that is predicting the win. Two years ago a local newspaper here in Jacksonville predicted that the TEA Party candidate, Mike Hogan, would win by ten points but in the end Alvin Brown, the Blue Dog Democrat won by one point yet Jacqueau continued to claim that "I" had predicted it.
Jacqueau seems to have a problem with reading conprehention.
Germany votes as Merkel eyes third term
Kate Millar 16 minutes ago
BERLIN (AFP)- Germans voted Sunday in a closely watched election that is likely to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a third term at the helm of Europe's top economy but may force her to govern with her main rivals.After shepherding Germany through Europe's lengthy financial turmoil, Merkel has emerged more popular than ever, seen as a safe pair of hands as the crisis felled leaders in France, Greece, Italy and Spain.Polls suggest that voters will re-elect the 59-year-old pastor's daughter from East Germany, whose nickname "Mutti" ("Mummy") can seem at odds with her billing as the world's most powerful woman.But the burning question is whether she will be able to keep her preferred coalition partner or be forced into an alliance with her centre-left rivals.Under clear skies and mild temperatures, Merkel, dressed in an autumnal russet blazer and her customary tailored trousers, walked to a central Berlin polling station to vote, accompanied by husband Joachim Sauer.Voters trickled through the university cafeteria to cast their ballots. "I think we have a good standard of living in Europe, and for me, this must remain stable. So, to me, voting for the extremes, on the left or the right, isn't an answer," Elisabeth Bauer, a nun, told AFP.Marissa Kutscha, 26, admitted it had been a tough choice."I was extremely uncertain voting... because not much differentiates the parties," she said.Nearly 62 million voters were called to the polls.
Merkel will easily be re-elected, but because of what is called "proportional representation", will, as per all other German gov'ts since the end of WWII, will not have a majority. Their one-time whorish former coalition partners, the social democrats, may not garner 5% of the vote, which means no parliamentary representation. The actual coalition partner, the an off-shoot of the main pro-business Christian-Democratic party, has switched to the left on many issues as of late and is not as desirable to Merkel as it once was, though chances are , they will remain in the coalition. However, and get this, the Green party , yes the greens, are a possible coalition partner. That's like George Wallace getting together with MLK. The Greens want nuclear power plants shut down, and oh, surprise, so does Merkel. Well, well. Should be intereting.

But tell me , Rogue. How does Germany does it? Recall what I told you a few weeks ago about Germany's economy and work force :

1. Highest salaries in Europe, amongst highest in the world;

2. Social benefits : Min 6 weeks' annual vacation, sick leave and 13th month for every worker (additional month's salary) plus vacation double bonus (paid vacation PLUS paid vacation time in cash - most cases);

3. 35-hour mandated work week. What's yours?

4. In most cases, allowance for commuting to and from workè

5. Totally universal and free health care, drugs, dentists, eyes, etc ;

6. Totally free school, high school, college, university tuition.

And much more.

Yet, they have a sky-high GDP, and are the most productive of workers . In spite of hard times, and very few natural resources and a highly-subsidized agriculture sector, they are the top country in Europe economy-wise and among the 5 best in the world.

How they do all this, Rogue? Oh, their crime and murder rates, in spite of a huge legal and illegal alien presence, is low. How do they do it?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#172490 Sep 22, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Did you notice how Speaker Bonehead bent over for the TEA Party last week? Bonehead can't ignore The Force!
Yes, he knows he will find anti-obamacare allies amongst those nuts. Funny, I thought both houses had approved obamacare, including the supreme court which, according to you, had decided immediately upon reflecting on the case, to reject it. So much for your prediction.

And, Rogue, again, you blame a local newspaper for misleading you with reference to that Jacksonville mayoral election. What a joke. I recall, you were drooling, salivating at the prospect of a tea partyer being elected mayor. You had your dancing shoes all ready, then kept them in reserve for that SURE and CERTAIN Romney victory. Who do you blame for THAT prediction?

Then the prediction on the stock market crash - it's what, now, a year late? But you know, you'll be right on that one. Eventually. It will crash one day, it did under GWB in 2008, it has to, this is cyclical and allows smart brokers to reap huge profits, ex : drive it low by selling, making an initial profit, buy it back when it bottoms, sell it medium or medium-high and make another profit. And so it goes. It'll happen, Rogue, bound to, and yes , you will have been right. You'll be off by only 2 or 3 years, is all.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#172491 Sep 22, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Yes, he knows he will find anti-obamacare allies amongst those nuts. Funny, I thought both houses had approved obamacare, including the supreme court which, according to you, had decided immediately upon reflecting on the case, to reject it. So much for your prediction.
And, Rogue, again, you blame a local newspaper for misleading you with reference to that Jacksonville mayoral election. What a joke. I recall, you were drooling, salivating at the prospect of a tea partyer being elected mayor. You had your dancing shoes all ready, then kept them in reserve for that SURE and CERTAIN Romney victory. Who do you blame for THAT prediction?
Then the prediction on the stock market crash - it's what, now, a year late? But you know, you'll be right on that one. Eventually. It will crash one day, it did under GWB in 2008, it has to, this is cyclical and allows smart brokers to reap huge profits, ex : drive it low by selling, making an initial profit, buy it back when it bottoms, sell it medium or medium-high and make another profit. And so it goes. It'll happen, Rogue, bound to, and yes , you will have been right. You'll be off by only 2 or 3 years, is all.
I do wonder what amount it took for Roberts to sell his soul. The SC was and still is, wrong. A tax? LMAO! Right!
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#172492 Sep 22, 2013
Ban Islam from the U.S.A.! They're lying murderers and nothing else.
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172493 Sep 22, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Merkel will easily be re-elected, but because of what is called "proportional representation", will, as per all other German gov'ts since the end of WWII, will not have a majority. Their one-time whorish former coalition partners, the social democrats, may not garner 5% of the vote, which means no parliamentary representation. The actual coalition partner, the an off-shoot of the main pro-business Christian-Democratic party, has switched to the left on many issues as of late and is not as desirable to Merkel as it once was, though chances are , they will remain in the coalition. However, and get this, the Green party , yes the greens, are a possible coalition partner. That's like George Wallace getting together with MLK. The Greens want nuclear power plants shut down, and oh, surprise, so does Merkel. Well, well. Should be intereting.
But tell me , Rogue. How does Germany does it? Recall what I told you a few weeks ago about Germany's economy and work force :
1. Highest salaries in Europe, amongst highest in the world;
2. Social benefits : Min 6 weeks' annual vacation, sick leave and 13th month for every worker (additional month's salary) plus vacation double bonus (paid vacation PLUS paid vacation time in cash - most cases);
3. 35-hour mandated work week. What's yours?
4. In most cases, allowance for commuting to and from workè
5. Totally universal and free health care, drugs, dentists, eyes, etc ;
6. Totally free school, high school, college, university tuition.
And much more.
Yet, they have a sky-high GDP, and are the most productive of workers . In spite of hard times, and very few natural resources and a highly-subsidized agriculture sector, they are the top country in Europe economy-wise and among the 5 best in the world.
How they do all this, Rogue? Oh, their crime and murder rates, in spite of a huge legal and illegal alien presence, is low. How do they do it?
The most insightful post I have seen in a long time and the most important.

All valid points and all true.

Rogue rather continue the status quo with Wall Street owning the prostitutes in Congress.

He likes it that way when Congress continues to stick Rogue with all the bills and gives Wall Street a free pass.

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Their Levees - Our Levees
http://tinyurl.com/9sjde / January 12, 2006

Here's how the British hold back the waters from flooding London:

And the Dutch solution to protecting an entire nation that mostly rests below sea level:

The Italians are defending their city on the sea, Venice:

And...
Here's how the richest, most powerful and technologically advanced
nation on earth protected against the long-forecasted flooding of New Orleans:
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0112-...

Minimum Wage 101:
Germany $12.74 England $9.20 Italy $9.18 France $8.88 Australia $8.66 United States 5.15
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172494 Sep 22, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Where did the Democrats get their money from? NEA! Trade Unionists! But you don't think that the Democrats did not prostitute themselves for campaign funds!!!!
And we owe that to McCain-Feingold!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipartisan_Campa...
Oh, McCain is no Conservative but a Country Club RINO!
Democrats get their funding from the same places the Republicans do.

Why do you think Slick Willie joined Newt Gingrich to pass NAFTA and terminate Glass/Steagall?

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Economics Journalist Robert Kuttner on the Most Serious Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression”:“This is the Result of Rightwing Ideology and the Political Power of Wall Street / January 23, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/3burrh
Amid growing fears of a worldwide recession, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday, the biggest single cut in nearly a quarter of a century. Meanwhile, President Bush and congressional leaders pledged to work together on a stimulus measure that would inject about $150 billion in additional money into the economy. But many economists are skeptical over whether any measures can turn around a severe slump in the housing market and the subprime mortgage crisis, signs of growing unemployment and weakening consumer spending and the added blow of record high oil prices. We speak to veteran economics journalist Robert Kuttner and Robert Weissman, co-director of the corporate accountability group Essential Action and editor of Multinational Monitor magazine
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/23/recessi...

Obama Gets Edge on Clinton, Giuliani on Wall Street
April 17, 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/ycngxxc
April 17 (Bloomberg)-- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama ran ahead of New York Senator Hillary Clinton and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on their home turf, raising cash from the biggest investment banks on Wall Street.
Obama raised $479,209 from employees at the banks in the first quarter, according to Federal Election Commission filings. That was better than Giuliani, a Republican who collected $473,442. Clinton, Obama's Democratic rival, raised $447,625. The figures are based on employers listed by donors; in some cases, the names are missing or incomplete.
The employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and UBS AG gave Obama more than a combined $260,000, boosting his showing. The Illinois senator's top fundraisers include David Heller, a managing director at Goldman, and Robert Wolf, chief executive officer of UBS Americas. Neither was available for comment.
``I've never had a higher hit ratio in terms of asking people for money and them saying yes,'' said James Torrey, an Obama fundraiser and chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based Torrey Associates, a $1.3 billion fund of funds.``There are one or two or three people who are zealots within these firms and when they get behind a candidate, other people within these firms follow
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news...

Lobbyists playing key role in 2012 fundraising
October 27 2011 / http://tinyurl.com/3mxyjtl
K Street is playing an increasingly central role in the 2012 presidential race, as hundreds of lobbyists representing some of the world’s largest corporations and trade groups pour money into Republican coffers.
The main beneficiary so far is Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and equity-fund executive, who is banking on strong support from the business community to propel his White House bid.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lobbyi...
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172495 Sep 22, 2013
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Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172496 Sep 22, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Did you notice how Speaker Bonehead bent over for the TEA Party last week? Bonehead can't ignore The Force!
Talk is cheap!

The real power comes from leadership positions in Congress which Speaker Boehner took away from all the Tea Bags.

Poor You !!!

LOL

Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172497 Sep 22, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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The USSC decision would not have mattered as the State of Florida had already convened an emergency legislature and they would have nullified the whole election and then voted for the electoral college. And since the legislature was, and still is, dominated by Republicans, Bush would have won.
You need to read our Constitution as our Constitution does not tell the states how to appoint/elect the members of the electoral college!!!
Jeb Bush purged the voting rolls illegally with Katharine Harris.

You Forgot?

LOL

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GORE WON !(This is the blow-by-blow version.)
http://www.janrainwater.com/htdocs/GoreWon.ht...

Democracy Counts / Al Gore Won Florida
The Media Consortium Florida Ballot Project
Dan Keating / The Washington Post / August 2002
http://www.aei.org/files/2004/06/21/20040526_...

Yes, Gore DID win!
The Purge and Other Crimes
http://tinyurl.com/ykbt6ot
http://www.legitgov.com/index_hot_April5.html

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 01-CIV-120-GOLD / Katherine Harris purged voting rolls illegally
http://election2000.stanford.edu/11001harris....

Voting Rights in Florida 2002:
The Impact of the Commission’s Report and the Florida Election Reform Act of 2001
June 2002 / http://tinyurl.com/2dmjq
http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/vote2000/imp0602.ht...
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#172498 Sep 22, 2013
Germany is one of the few European countries to lack a statutory minimum wage. Unions and employers negotiate wages sector by sector. In ten sectors agreed minimums apply to all. But jobs are growing in fragmented services not in manufacturing. Just over half of workers in western Germany are now covered by central agreements; in the east it is only a third. In 2007, 3.7m workers earned under €7 ($9) an hour and 1.2m under €5.

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