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Is it imperative that we try to make history and get 100% of ALL eligible voters to vote this November 4th, 2014!?

If we know how democracies work, and if voting is the ultimate way that we decide who the officials are that will work for us in this our democracy, if voting is our civic duty and a way to manipulate how our government and it's people work together and because our elected officials affect our lives in so many ways, then, if we do not vote does that mean we don’t care about others?

Ebola

Fox is ginning up Ebola like it was a sign the great rapture is not far off. Washington Times, and Breitbart are on the bandwagon, too. A sample: [quote]

31 cases of voter fraud?

Thom, stop lying about voter fraud numbers, you are smarter than that.

I chose this example because that state elected comedian Al Franken to the Senate in the 2008 election, (the majority needed) by 312 contested votes.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/minnesota-leads-the-nation-in-vo...

Now, you can start your homework by looking into these cases before repeating your inaccurate information.

http://www.rnla.org/votefraud.asp

For ONCE I Agree With Scalia: The Amendment Process MUST Be Reformed

Scalia was asked what would he like changed in the Constitution. He said it should be the amendment process where a mere 2% of the population in the 12 smallest states could block any reform. His number and mine... 3.5% differ because I've used Census population numbers for the entire state. Scalia used a more accurate method... the majority within those states that opposed an amendment.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4496114/scalia-ginsburg-amend-constitution

Law restricting hiring illegal aliens ?

It's been a subject burning in my mind...

Thom says Reagan stopped enforcing the laws prosecuting employers who hire illegal aliens.

By 1999, only one company was prosecuted per year?

So, the laws are still ON the books?

Why not simply go back to enforcing them?

If the House STILL won't take up the bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill...

Obama can start prosecuting businesses that hire illegals.

It would be entirely within his authority.

Bloomberg News confirms it - Obama is the WORST SOCIALIST ever!

Corporate and economic statistics almost six years into the Obama Administration prove that Corporate American is the "healthiest" it has been in decades.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-02/corporate-u-s-healthiest-in-decades-under-obama-with-lower-debt.html

Just Wanted Everybody to See This

"Antonin Scalia Says Constitution Permits Court To 'Favor Religion Over Non-Religion' "

Using Scalia's "Logic" On Slavery

Scalia, and perhaps most far right, social conservative, federal judges, have found a respectable sounding rationale to use a Constitution designed originally to protect natural rights, to limit rights. We see this is their contempt for the Ninth Amendment which Bork likened to an ink blot on the Constitution beneath which we'd never know what the Framers intended. What utter bullshit.

Stealth Navy: A Waste of Money?

The navies of the world are rushing to create new stealth ships such as the Zumwalt class of destroyers seen here http://www.cnet.com/pictures/zumwalt-the-navys-massive-high-tech-destroy...

The goal is to reduce the cross section of a vessel that can reflect a radar signal. Some of this is done by physically changing the angles of deflection to there's little return to the radar, and some is through radar absorbing materials. For instance the Swedes are constructing a ship made completely of carbon fiber http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3724219.stm

What Happened To Madison's First Amendment?

When Madison formally proposed a Bill Of Rights to Congress he suggested the Constitution be amended... that is the existing text would be modified... as opposed to amendments being added on to the document. Madison's first proposal was

[quote]MADISON: The amendments which have occurred to me, proper to be recommended by Congress to the State Legislatures, are these:

First, That there be prefixed to the constitution a declaration, that all power is originally rested in, and consequently derived from, the people.

Ebola in Texas

Apparently the CDC has now confirmed a case of Ebola in Texas. News is just coming online.

Stop calling it "The Islamic State"

Here's a crazy idea . . . if we don't want Muslims around the world to think that we are engaging in a new Crusade, maybe the media should stop referring to the terrorist group as "The Islamic State."

Female Aggression: How Gender-Role Imperatives Turn “Nice” Girls into Mean Girls

First, let's be clear about the meaning of gender roles:

Wikipedia: “Gender roles are behaviors and tasks which society associates with each gender. In the United States, men are typically expected to be stoic, decisive, direct, athletic, strong, driven, and brave; women are expected to be emotional, nurturing, affectionate, home-oriented and forgiving.

What’s the reality though? Let’s take a look:

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The Truth about Gender “Differences"

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Would You Hire Her to Flip Hamburgers?

There appears to be a push for Hillary Clinton to be the next Democratic Nominee for the Presidency of the United States. After 44 consecutive years of male presidents, Obama’s presidency finally broke the white domination, now there is a door open for the first female President of the United State of America. I believe it’s time and I believe the possible this election could produce our first Lady Commander-in-Chief, however, I don’t believe Hillary Rodham Clinton should be our woman, and this why I believe she shouldn’t be considered.

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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