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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris May 2, 2015. 17 Replies

Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

Tags: pence, mike, freedom, religious, Indiana

The IPA and the Heartland Institute

Started by Davy Mar 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Institute of Public Affairs.And Heartland Institute Link.From the AU's ABC.Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most…Continue

Tags: Institute, Heartland, IPA, Climate, Denial

The Proceeds of Corruption

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen Mar 2, 2014. 17 Replies

This is inside the former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich's residence.Here is another link to it from Lvivcafe.com  here …Continue

Tags: residency, opulence, Ukraine, President

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Jan 19, 2014. 1 Reply

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.The test of China's new "…Continue

Michigan Senators Write God Resolution

Started by Neal. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 10, 2014. 5 Replies

Ah, MI, so disappointing. My state has been hijacked by the reality challenged.Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin They’re back. All rested-up and ready to enact critical new laws and measures — Michigan legislators are raring to get down to the…Continue

Tags: senators, michigan, resolution, god, the

False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

Started by Ali. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

This Thread will be like filter for the news & videos about Saudi Arabia & GCC because there are a lot of false news about Saudi Arabia & GCC lately. I think this thread will help clarify many things ...Continue

Finally - Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare Comes True as Bernie Sanders Is On The Budget Committee

Started by Neal Oct 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Democrats finally getting a little feisty. This should send a message to the tea party crazies, "you bitches are done."By: Jason EasleyFriday, October 18th, 2013, 3:28 pmmore from Jason Easley…Continue

Tags: budget, committee, the, on, sanders

Meet the Republican who is demanding that the government let poor people starve

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Sep 8, 2013. 2 Replies

The usual suspects.byJustin DoolittleFollow Stephen Fincher, a deranged Republican…Continue

Tags: the, poor, starve, we, fincher

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Comment by Stephen on October 20, 2016 at 4:42pm

I do hope the Princeton poll is right as well

Comment by atheistuniverse.org on October 20, 2016 at 4:39pm

I hope Princeton is right

Snapshot (176 state polls): Clinton 337, Trump 201 EV Meta-margin: Clinton +5.1%RSS
Clinton Nov. win probability: random drift 97%, Bayesian 99%
Senate snapshot (48 polls): Dem+Ind: 50, GOP: 50, Meta-margin: D +1.0%, Nov. control probability: Dem. 71%

Comment by Chris on October 19, 2016 at 9:13pm

Of course there are different measures for Red (republican), Blue (democrat), and purple (what they call swing or undecided).  The map below shows how many electorial votes are available for each state. The purple states are the ones the candidates concentrate on.  

I don't think any map of the U.S. is very accurate and dispise the color choices which apparently were arbitrarly chosen by a morning TV entertainment network TV show.


The current terminology of "red states" and "blue states" came into use in the United States presidential election of 2000 on an episode of the Today show on October 30, 2000. According to The Washington Post, the terms were coined by journalist Tim Russert, during his televised coverage of the 2000 presidential election


Red, blue, purple map

The map below is probably more acurate, however with districting and gerrymandering a closer look at each district will show the differences within each area even more so.

Purple States

Comment by Chris on October 19, 2016 at 10:00am


I voted every election since I was eligible at age 18.

A Trump Presidency would be dangerous for the world.

Because of the Electorial College here in California which is a majority Democratic state my vote for a third party candidate won't matter. The past few elections when I lived in liberal states I've voted for third party liberal candidates.

I'll likely vote for a third party candididate again for president this election and will likely vote for other third party representives.

As I've written previously I think our entire electorial process needs to be changed from the funding of candidates to the voting process. 

As evident with G.W.B vs. Al Gore even first past post doesn't work.

Secretary of State Clinton seems too close to Wall Street and tied to the Military Industrial Complex. Her promotion of the Lybia campaign among other military decisions both as SoS and U.S. Senator results in my distrust of her ability to negotiate as a diplomat - uh except for her previously expressed enthusiasm for the Trans Pacific Partnership which I am also opposed to.

Comment by Chris on October 19, 2016 at 9:08am

Voter fraud is a myth.

In the past 15 years or so so of over 1billion ballots only 31 cases of voter fraud have been documented.

A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credi...

Digital ballots should be a bigger worry than voter fraud.

Sybold voting machines have been reported as easy to break into. I think a paper ballot read by computers is the best way to count votes. That way there is a paper trail.

We saw how good that worked with GWB vs. Al Gore. From my reading if it's less than a 1% then there should be a re-casting of the vote.

Comment by Stephen on October 19, 2016 at 8:15am

"And Monday morning Trump reiterated his claim that he will lose only because of imagined widespread voter fraud, attempting to undermine the peaceful transfer of power. Unable to take the loss like a grown-up, Trump will instead try to pretend the other side cheated to try to spare his fragile ego."

Comment by Stephen on October 19, 2016 at 8:12am

Grouch I presume this is why we are hearing from the Trump supporters, Claiming that the election will be stolen from Trump campaign. Just been on Ann Coulter's website and  she asserts that if Hillary wins it will be through skulduggery and cheating. 

Comment by atheistuniverse.org on October 19, 2016 at 8:08am

Trump is on track to be the biggest loser in Presidential politics since 1912

Comment by Stephen on October 19, 2016 at 7:55am

Thanks Chris. Just wondering have you contemplated the possibility of a Trump Victory in November. I know people in Britain and Europe have been talking about the nightmarish idea of a Trump win, and it scares the bejebus out of us. We just cant imagine our best Ally being governed by that fool. But you do have a track record for electing fools.

Comment by atheistuniverse.org on October 19, 2016 at 7:52am


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