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‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

Voter fraud, or election re-engineering?

“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

Canadian Gun Violence

Canada's hightened security had focused on knives and hand guns. The first guy used a car, the 2nd a shotgun. The US gun tragedies for comparison, in Aurora the guy had a 100 round drum magazine, in Sandy Hook 15-30 round clips, Virginia Tech, Gabby Gifford's, and more had so much more fire power. Canada fatalities are 1+1, the US barely covers a single fatality. Canadians have guns, they hunt a lot, just not people. Assault rifles are for hunting people and Canadians have no use for them. The US has a single gun nut sniper in the Poconos, Canada's was in Ottawa.

Neither Metric Nor Democratic...

I posted this as a comment to another's message, maybe you've read it there. Anyway, here it is again:

"Puerto Rico upholds gay marriage ban"

'A federal judge in Puerto Rico upheld the territory’s gay marriage ban in an opinion Tuesday that could reignite legal challenges against same-sex marriage in some Northeastern states.
“Ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional marriage,” U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez said.

Dawkins says religion is good

@ 0:800 +/- he says it's a balm for some that need it at that time. He also says intellectualism is a luxury, the interviewer is good, and the wealth notion was hers.

Reciprocity, altruism, biological psychopatholgy are all there.

Sarahpac?

Who the hell would give money to a Sarah Palin pac? Ignorance loves company or some such saying because 1.4 million dollars is not pocket change, and that's how much Sarahpac raised. Sarahtv's numbers aren't in yet. So far 40K+/- of the pac was spent on GOP races. 11k was spent on her book. If she spends enough to bump it onto NYT's best seller list I guess that's well spent. Ann Coulter does that too, buys a bunch of her own books to tweak it's popularity.

2nd Laffer Curve

Most know of the Laffer curve and it's supposed reflection of revenue vs taxation. The Ferguson conflict shows another disparity possibly measured with a curve and data.

The GOP accuses their opponents of giveaways to buy votes. However, they concede to most of these giveaways (like their fica lifetime contributions and their audacity to claim them) to appease the voters that will not vote for them. That action also buys complacency and an apathy that works at the ballot box.

Texas Photo Voter ID law"

Thom has it wrong on this one.

oil = oil

oil = big money = buying corporate media = fear mongering, playing beheadings over and over and placing exBush neo cons on corporate media to gin up war = public outcry for war = war for oil = oil

We need green good paying safe green jobs NOW!

VOTE

oil = oil

oil = big money = buying corporate media = fear mongering, playing beheadings over and over and placing exBush neo cons on corporate media to gin up war = public outcry for war = war for oil = oil

We need green good paying safe green jobs NOW!

VOTE

Rick Weiland SD

He is campaigning to raise the cap on Social Security, Medicare for all as a choice in addition to private Ins. -choose medicare or BCBS, expand medicaid, Campaign finance reform, are a few of his positions. Elizabeth Warren endorsed him. He has visited all SD counties and districts doing shoe leather campaigning. Does his own picking in his campaign music videos and talks to the voters in person. The guy has integrity and common sense. What the hell he's doing in politics is a mystery. I hope he got his gamma gobulin shot.

What's The Best 30 Sec Argument That Can Convince Dems To Vote?

Imagine you're volunteering for a phone bank to get out the Democratic vote this election. What's the best argument you can make in 30 seconds to convince a unenthusiastic voter they need to vote?

Right Track Wrong Track

1024 peope asked out of 320 million. http://www.pollingreport.com/right.htm

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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