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Would someone please check the postings to make sure they are not just advertisements?

I like ads that are informative, etc., but recently there have been more and more ads that have shown up as blogs.

I don't know the solution, but step one might be a moderator posting a requirement that the blog postings relate to politics in some way, and also take onto themselves the power to delete ads -- I mean "blogs" -- that are not based on politics, on the planet, etc.

Any thots on this?

Yours,

Caleb

E.J. Dionne Jr. is correct! Give 'em hell, Barack! Keep telling the truth! Often and loudly! You go, Mr. President, 'cause they sure as heck will!

As E.J.Dionne recently wrote in the Washington Post (and which was republished today in the Oregonian -- see: http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/05/barack_obama_embodie...):

California SB1161 voting

Having researched this bill prior, and receiving a notice, the vote on this bill is at the end of the week, I was urged to call my state rep. i first checked to see if Doug La Malfa had received campaign contributions from the Telecom industry and Cable companies. I discovered he had received more than $4000, and called his office. I spoke to Matt, and asked if having received this money would compremise La Malfa's vote, since it will greatly benefit these entities. I was told I would have to call the campaign group, to ask this question. I clearified, I was no

President Obama gave Bob Dylan the Medal of Freedom and....

President Obama awarded Bob Dylan the Medal of Freedom and spoke that he liked Bob Dylan's songs. Does that he liked “Everybody must be stoned” one of them? Our President spoke in his bio that he drank; smoke marijuana and did cocaine too. Right?

The Climate Change Leader

If Obama would take a break from electioneering and killing children he might have a little time to devote to climate change. Mexico is in the lead. Surprised? But first you might want to read three items from today's Democracy Now in order to know what keeps Obama busy.

this funny

Your comments are welcome

Do you feel what happen in the 1960s in the United States made this country better? Weaker? The same? and if Barry Goldwater won in 1964 would it have happen and would have made the United States better with him in? Weaker? or the Same?

the stupid among us

Pots and pans as shield and helmets.

Hi people of earth!

I live in Montréal and I was wondering if you guys un the USA get info about the massive protest against anti-democratic laws passed in Québec.

It started with a tuition hike of 75% over 5 years for the students. The student went on strike and wanted to negociate. The government acted totally immature and refused to negociate. This went on for weeks. On march 22nd a giant march was organised.

The Job Creators

It is positively Orwellian to refer to the wealthy ownership class as the job creators. Job destroyers, pension destroyers, job exporters, and vulture capitalist are closer to the truth. Obviously there are jobs created through the administration of various business concerns, but the wholesale exportation of the manufacturing base of the American economy is still going on. And this process is carried on by the people now regularly referred to as job creators. One even hears this phrase used by many one might not think susceptible to this sort of propaganda.

The reason why to keep the Postal Service.

Yes, I agree cutting the delivery to 5 or even 4 days a week is a good idea. This would be good for scheduling, cost reduction and environmentally better too(less trucks running all over the place). The biggest problem that people have with the postal service is the 45 cent stamp. But, consumers can save money using the postal service. My example: the other day I had a packet of papers to mail; UPS wanted to charge, for the same delivery time, over $10.00. I went to the United States Post Service and they wanted just $2.50 for same package of papers.

Meetup groups-Northern Virginia

Does anyone know of meetup or political action groups in Northern Virginia? Among other things, I'm seeing a local, independent business being crushed by one of the "megacorps", and I've decided that it's time to do something about it.

jand6002

Obama’s State Rights: WI Republicans pass law authored by Sen. Glenn Grothman taking away VETERANS’ rights to sue in State Court for Employment Discrimination.

Why did the Democratically controlled Federal Government allow this?

Obama's "States' Rights" is intended to benefit corporations just like Walker's "divide and conquer." In fact, States' Rights might even be considered a form of divide and conquer.

COMFORTABLY COMPLICIT...AND... "Comfortably Numb..."

After reading Rachel Maddow's "war is now OK" book, "Drift"...and after reading John Nichol's "Uprising" which talks about the past and SOME "Great Gray Nappers" beginning to awaken now...and after working the streets between one and five times per week for over five years on behalf of PEACE...and after recently attending two days of Seatte's Folk Life Festival at the beautiful Seattle Center this past weekend...[bringing along my "anti-war...pro-peace...pro-environment...pro-green energy...pro-voting reform" banners and signs to perform some timely CI...Civil Informationing]...I

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Nuclear Plant Has Been Leaking For Four Years

According to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Entergy Corp has allowed highly radioactive waste to leak into a contained area at the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant for the last four years.

The FitzPatrick plant is near Oswego, New York, but the NRC has said that the leak "poses no immediate risks to any residents or the environment."