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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

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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 12, 2016 at 5:28am

Thanks Tom that was helpful. I cant help thinking it would be more open and equitable to just have the popular vote.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on October 12, 2016 at 4:05am

Each state does count the popular vote, Stephen, but to not let the Electoral College (EC) choose the president would be to let the voters decide.

Since the EC's origins in the 1790s(?), America's two-party duopoly haven't allowed that.

There is a little-known move afoot to do away with the EC. When enough states that their votes in the EC add up to 270, the number required to choose the president, the EC's reign will end. The count, as I recall, is now almost 200.

A few more state legislatures have to act.

Comment by Chris on October 12, 2016 at 2:33am

Apparently, Bernie Sanders is the exception in Vermont and the N.E. of the U.S.A. with his diverse viewpoints.

Comment by Stephen on October 11, 2016 at 1:12pm

Sorry but why don't they just count the popular vote. Surely that would be more Democratic and less open too Freud. What would need to happen before they changed the system.


Comment by Stephen on October 11, 2016 at 12:59pm

Ah now I understand I think.

Comment by Don on October 11, 2016 at 7:55am

Vermont (and the Northest generally) has long been home to moderate Republicans, from George Aiken and Jim Jeffords on up to the current GOP candidate for governor, Phil Scott.

Comment by Chris on October 11, 2016 at 2:59am

Various populist parties pop up occationally. One of the most sucessfull met their objective of starting the Public Bank of North Dakota which is the only public bank in the U.S.

Comment by Chris on October 11, 2016 at 2:44am

Is there such a thing as a moderate Republican, or a moderate Democrat for that matter?

The duopoly system has effectively eliminated different opinions. Both parties are conservative. That's why issues such as abortion, or where someone can, or can't go the the bathroom are covered more than why and where the U.S. goes to war. 

The don is well versed in reality TV spectacles, which may be a reason he's doing so well in the polls. His schoolboy talk about women shouldn't shock anyone even though he was in his (?) sixties rather than sixteen  when he made the comments.

The Benghazi attack that resulted in the death of the Ambassador and other Americans while  Hillary was SoS are still talked about in the news, while they ignore that she convinced President Obama to initiate war with Libya despite the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendation to avoid starting a third war while the US was still engaged in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Newspapers used to be delivered by the post office for free because at the time it was thought that more diverse news and opinions the population had access to the better informed they would be which would help them make better choices when they voted.

The Medium is the Message,"  Are corporate news people lazy, or are they presenting topics of their choosing while ignoring others to steer the conversation into the corporate interests they represent?

It wouldn't surprise me if the presidential election this year has one of the lowest voter turnouts in history.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on October 11, 2016 at 12:16am

Twice in US history, in the early 1700s and in the early-middle 1800s, religious folk organized and entered politics. The attempts are known as the First and Second Great Awakenings. I've seen nothing about their intentions and don't know if they were trying to impose their dogmas. I have seen remarks to the effect that both attempts failed and the people returned to their churches.

Whatever happens to the GOP, both parties are corrupted by money. Enough people are remarking on that, changing it or failing to change it will heavily influence what happens.

Comment by Stephen on October 10, 2016 at 9:33am

Tom where does that leave the GOP in the future. Can the moderate republicans regain control of the party. Some are saying that a new party of the right will arise.


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