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“Working Class Dog”

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#1807 Jun 17, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Indiana requires a voter to prove their identity with a photo ID. If a resident doesn't have a drivers license or a passport the state will issue a Voter ID card free.
There were some worries about minority voter participation at first (I was one of the people that voiced concerns about the law) But it was upheld by the courts and after it was implemented minority participation actually increased.
The state partnered with civic and religious organizations in an effort to enroll every person that had the right to vote and it was successful.
There were also measures in the law that allowed anyone without proper ID to vote anyway. Once the state verified their residency the vote counted just like any other, so no one got turned away at the polls.
States like Arizona went way too far with these kinds of laws.
In 2012 the republican party tried to use laws like this to suppress the minority vote and it blew up in their face.
Anything that puts a barrier between an American citizen and their right to cast their vote is unacceptable.
Thanks for the post. Very interesting.
My pleasure, it's interesting reading the history of elections and the ballot box. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff that went on. Thru the pioneer days, wars, civil rights movements, all it came down to was the number of votes in the box. You know that one story you read about when you was a kid? About the election won by one vote and the guy had to be carried there on his deathbed. Well, it was true, amazing.

"I Wanna Be ELECTED!"
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#1808 Jun 17, 2013
Mickey Ratt Club wrote:
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My pleasure, it's interesting reading the history of elections and the ballot box. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff that went on. Thru the pioneer days, wars, civil rights movements, all it came down to was the number of votes in the box. You know that one story you read about when you was a kid? About the election won by one vote and the guy had to be carried there on his deathbed. Well, it was true, amazing.
"I Wanna Be ELECTED!"
http://youtu.be/uFVrBzuyhFA
Alice Cooper
lameduckvideos
Every election is determined by the people who show up.
[The Pendulum Swing]
http://www.empowermentzone.com/one_vote.txt

COUNT ON ME

http://youtu.be/g3GWi-zvzLg

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#1809 Jun 18, 2013
Germany don't pay that game.

NSA scandal s becoming a big deal with some of our major allies.
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Germans take their data protection extremely seriously—making their country perhaps the worst possible place for President Barack Obama to visit this week in the aftermath of Snowden’s exposure of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program.

The NSA affair threatens to overshadow what was meant to be a pleasant visit for both Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the G8 summit in Northern Ireland. Obama plans to mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s historic “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, while Merkel is looking for a presidential photo-op just three months before an election...

...“Data protection is a basic right in Germany, unlike in the USA,” Peter Schaar, the German government’s data protection commissioner, told Yahoo News.“It’s not really surprising what the NSA was doing—but the scope is astonishing.”

Full Story...
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/edward-sno...

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#1810 Jun 18, 2013
pay = play

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#1812 Jun 18, 2013
For once I agree.

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#1813 Jun 18, 2013
<we>

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#1814 Jun 18, 2013
Has anyone checked out their Social Security auto-deposit this month. Instead of indicating 'Social Security', it now says 'Federal Benefit. I'm sorry, Social Security is not a 'Federal Benefit'. It is our hard earned money that the government took from us out of each and every paycheck and now it is time for them to pay us back. The government first took money out of Social Security and then has continued to mismanage the rest, but I reckon no way does it have anything to do with the deficit.

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#1815 Jun 18, 2013
You’re Probably Not as Conservative as You Think
New research finds a disconnect between young Americans’ self-proclaimed political ideology and their opinions on actual issues.
http://www.psmag.com/politics/youre-probably-...

THE LOGICAL SONG

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#1816 Jun 18, 2013
jimmy krack korn wrote:
You’re Probably Not as Conservative as You Think
New research finds a disconnect between young Americans’ self-proclaimed political ideology and their opinions on actual issues.
http://www.psmag.com/politics/youre-probably-...
THE LOGICAL SONG
http://youtu.be/5k3JVfxluFU
SUPERTRAMP
Apolitical-video
*** HARLEM ***

http://youtu.be/NVOUTkFkMNU

THE NEW POLITICS
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#1817 Jun 18, 2013
Google asks FISA court to lift gag order

Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government's gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from the government for data about its customers in the name of national security.

The move came in a legal motion filed in the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and was aimed at mending Google's reputation after it was identified this month as one of nine U.S. Internet companies that gave the National Security Agency access to data on its customers. Revelations about the program, known as PRISM, by a former NSA contractor has cracked open a broader debate about the privacy of American's communications from government monitoring.

The publication of such data requests would answer questions about the number of Google users or accounts affected by U.S. intelligence activities.

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http://news.yahoo.com/google-asks-fisa-court-...

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#1818 Jun 19, 2013
Okay, for anybody that is more interested in truth than party and just in case anyone is still listening to what I have to say...we now know that both the FBI and the NSA have lied to congress about the "successes" of the NSA surveillance programs and we know that when Obama told the American people that there was no record of abuse he was "mistaken"

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NSA Claim of Thwarted NYSE Plot Contradicted by Court Documents

Court documents and FBI field reports reviewed by ABC News undercut and contradict the dramatic testimony from senior counter-terrorism officials that the National Security Agency's surveillance programs thwarted an attack by al Qaeda on the New York Stock Exchange.

According to an FBI interview with an imprisoned al Qaeda figure involved in the plot, "there was no further operational planning of that target" after surveillance found the four streets around the exchange building "were blocked off from vehicular traffic."

The FBI document was filed last month in federal court in New York as part of the government sentencing memorandum for one of the alleged plotters, Sabirhan Hasanoff, who is to be sentenced next week.

But the FBI deputy director, Sean Joyce, provided Congress with a different version of events Tuesday as he cited the stock exchange plot as one of more than 50 "terror events" that had been disrupted with the help of the NSA's secret surveillance programs.

Full Story...
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/nsa-claim-thwar...

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#1819 Jun 19, 2013
US and Cuba to resume migration talks
http://news.yahoo.com/us-cuba-resume-migratio...

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#1820 Jun 19, 2013
Secret Asian Man

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#1821 Jun 19, 2013
*** T O R N ***

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#1822 Jun 19, 2013
jimmy krack korn wrote:
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LMAO!

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#1823 Jun 19, 2013
"I Saw Linda Yesterday!"

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#1824 Jun 19, 2013
=== Dysphoric Illuminations ===

http://youtu.be/VgteaDzhf-g

The Projectionists
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#1825 Jun 19, 2013
Vorenus wrote:
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Hi AF!
That's it! Johny's Broiler,
You know, I'd like to spend 4th of July at Lacy Park, but some of our family members count on spending it at our home with us,
We cone off the cul de sac, and party with friends and neighbors, it's quite a tradition that has been going on longer than we've been in the neighborhood.
That's Bobby Kennedy campaigning in Indiana with aides and friends, on the left is Boxer Tony Zale, to his right are football players Lamar Lundy Rosey Grier and Deacon Jones..
Photograph by Bill Eppridge.
It's a badass picture, don't you agree?
The image sides got cropped a little by topix to fit in the avatar.
Hey V,
Correction: Johnie's Broiler.
A lot of movies were done there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnie 's_Broiler
You can't beat a Fourth of July block party.
Thanks for the info on the pic.
Badass, I agree.

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#1826 Jun 20, 2013
Exodus Group Apologizes For Hurting Gay People

Exodus International, perviously known as the group that's tried everything — including iPhone apps — to "cure" gay people, issued a long apology today for "having hurt so many," for promoting "sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents," and for essentially their entire decades-old mission of attempting to "cure" gays and lesbians of their sexual orientations...

...Let's be clear, here: Chambers, and Exodus International, still believe homosexuality is a sin. His beliefs, as far as the apology is concerned, have not changed. It looks like Chambers, however, seems to be distancing himself dramatically from the notion that sexual orientation can be erased and remade, and seems to be pledging to back out of the political fight over gay rights in the U.S., too.

Full Story...
http://news.yahoo.com/ex-gay-group-apologizes...

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#1827 Jun 20, 2013
Turns out the people charged with overseeing the NSA spying programs have had a few concerns of their own about the program.

In response, the group was shut down by the administration during Obama's first term, censored by government lawyers and was only made fully functional this May when all the trouble started.
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Oversight board concerned about NSA surveillance

The chairman of the federal oversight board that President Barack Obama said will meet with him to discuss the National Security Agency's secret surveillance program said Wednesday that the group has numerous concerns about the operation and plans to publish a report after a full inquiry.

David Medine, who heads the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, told The Associated Press that board members have a "broad range of questions" about the NSA's widespread collection of Americans' phone and Internet data. Medine, who spoke following a closed-door meeting of the group, did not detail the board's concerns.

Medine said the group was given a classified briefing June 11 about the secret data collection programs by senior officials of the NSA, FBI, Justice Department and the national intelligence director's office. Medine declined to identify the officials who attended the briefings.

"Based on what we've learned so far, further questions are warranted," he said...

...The little-known oversight board has operated fitfully during its eight years of existence, stymied by congressional infighting and, at times, censorship by government lawyers. Dormant during the first term of the Obama administration, the board only became fully functional in May and held only two previous meetings.

Full Story...
http://news.yahoo.com/oversight-board-concern...

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