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Ted Cruz Spends Evening with Prominent Gay Businessmen

According to the New York Times Ted Cruz and his wife were guests of two prominent gay businessmen on Monday Evening last in their Brooklyn apartment. The same apartment in which a young man had recently been found in a bathtub unconscious from an apparent drug overdose. That young man died in the hospital a short time later.

Killing of Africans a nationwide epiphenomenon

Probably the best way to describe it would be a race war. I cannot be the only one to notice the astonishing number of deaths at the hands of police over the last few years. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner made the national media and probably Freddie Gray will also. While police terror of the black community is nothing new, there is little doubt that something is going on here.

Libertarian Zen diagram

I know, it's supposed to be venn, but thoughts are zen, and common thoughts ought to be Zen diagrams. crony-capitalism-zen-diagram-via-libertarian-news/

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders! What a combo for our country!

I don't get over to this part of the board often. I am usually found under the environmental topic but I just had to put this out there because I feel so strongly about it.

I WANT ELIZABETH WARREN to run for president & BERNIE SANDERS for vice.

I think together they would be such an AWESOME TEAM for OUR COUNTRY!

I do hope they will consider teaming up and running together!

I just had to put it out there!

Equal Justice?

Is this the punishment that would be meted out on Edward Snowden?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/david-petraeus-sentencing/

Petraeus sentenced: 2 years probation; $100K fine

Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20150421-column.html

"Federal data-breach bill would replace dozens of stronger state laws

It's called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, and, if passed into law, it would be the first federal rule requiring businesses to let consumers know that their personal information may be in the hands of hackers.

Sounds good, right?

It's not.

Lawrence Lessig on Corruption and Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

Lawrence Lessig on Corruption and Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President23.Apr.2015 06:15

Everyone talks - or blogs - but few or none do anything...

Period.

The Democracy Club

OKC - A Conspiracy Theory

The FBI IS Not CSI

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/csi-is-a-lie/390897/

CSI Is a LieAmerica's shameful system of forensic investigation is overdue for sweeping reform.

H.R.2818 - Surveillance State Repeal Act

"Surveillance State Repeal Act - Repeals the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (thereby restoring or reviving provisions amended or repealed by such Acts as if such Acts had not been enacted), except with respect to reports to Congress regarding court orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveil

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Corporations outspend taxpayers in Congress...

You may be surprised to learn that we spend about $2 billion dollars a year on our dysfunctional Congress. However, it's even more surprising to learn that corporate lobbyists spend even more to buy off our federal lawmakers.

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