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WARNING Yet Another Refutation of Santorum SlanderThis is a direct response to the description of :icontompreston:'s latest "Political Cartoon" aka Atrocity against truth. So you probably won't have a clue what I'm refuting unless you read it... http://tompreston.deviantart.com/art/Resetting-Progress-291111154 Feel free to skip all this and not read it at all~ I just can't stand such easily refuted blatant falsehood to sit there un-addressed.WARNING Yet Another Refutation of Santorum Slander by 27ImaginaryLines
"the whole sexual libertine idea." was cropped out of the source. The whole context shows the topic as being MORALITY [and personal responsibility] not law. And Key to Santorum's philosophy is this!
"There are bigger problems at stake in America. [IE Social Issues] And someone has gotta go out there, I will, and talk about these things. And you know here's the difference the left gets all upset 'oh look at him talking about these things', you know here's the difference between me and the left and they
Bernie Sanders: Democratic Strategy is 'Pathetic'Senator Bernie Sanders sits down with Salon to talk inequality, the GOP, and whether or not he'll run for president.Bernie Sanders: Democratic Strategy is 'Pathetic' by poasterchild
by Thomas Frank
SUNDAY, SEP 28, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
Bernie Sanders is a legendary political independent from Vermont. Over the years, he has served as mayor of Burlington, the largest city in that state; as a member of the House of Representatives; and (currently) as a United States Senator. We met last week in his office in one of the Senate office buildings in Washington, D.C., and discussed the Clinton years, the way to beat the Right, and whether or not he should run for president in 2016. Needless to say, his take on the current political situation is not exactly the kind of thing you usually hear when you walk the marble halls of the nation’s capital.
This conversation has been lightly edited.
I’ve followed what you have been saying for a long time. You and I are both concerned about the
Blue Smoke and Mirrors in WashingtonBlue Smoke and Mirrors in Washington by poasterchild
“Th[e NSA's] capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. [If a dictator ever took over, the NSA] could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.“
-- Senator Frank Church, 1975
If you read this brief piece by Glenn Greenwald, and you really ought to do that, you'll conclude that 99.9% of everything Church warned about has already come to pass:
People aren't buying Obama's game. Two U.S. District Courts have ruled that these programs fly in the face of the Fourth Amendment. People know that the "reform" bill introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein -- which "fixes" the problem by making legal all the illegal things the NSA is doing --
Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Phone TappingThe New York TimesFederal Judge Rules Against NSA Phone Tapping by poasterchild
December 16, 2013
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
WASHINGTON — A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most likely violates the Constitution, and he ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs’ personal calls and destroy the records of their calling history.
In a 68-page ruling, Judge Richard J. Leon of the District of Columbia called the program’s technology “almost Orwellian” and suggested that James Madison, the author of the Constitution, would be “aghast” to learn that the government was encroaching on liberty in such a way.
“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary’ invasion than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing i
Urban Shield: The gun nuts weaponizing your citySUNDAY, OCT 27, 2013 04:45 PM EDTUrban Shield: The gun nuts weaponizing your city by poasterchild
Urban Shield aims to improve "regional disaster response capabilities" -- and criminalize public assembly
BY ANNA FEIGENBAUM
Between October 25 and 28 a major urban security training event and trade expo will invade Alameda County, Calif. Urban Shield, now in its seventh year, is a marketplace of repressive ideas and technologies.
The mood on the expo floor is largely convivial and friendly, with stalls staffed by as many bored salespeople as over-enthusiastic product pushers. Alongside fearsome military technologies are everyday objects like flashlights, mobile phones and bicycles. These signs of ordinariness stand as reminders of how normal the militarization of society has come to seem.
The stated goal of Urban Shield is to improve "regional disaster response capabilities," but rat
Anatomy of the Deep Statebillmoyers.comAnatomy of the Deep State by poasterchild
February 21, 2014
by Mike Lofgren
Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought out nothing but loads of dung. That was their return cargo.
– The Martyrdom of Man by Winwood Reade (1871)
There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the ice
Why 'Marriage?'Why can't gays have all the rights as married straight couples, just not the title of marriage?Why 'Marriage?' by 8manderz8
Why can't women have all the same voting rights as men, just not the title of being a voter?
Why can't immigrants have all the same rights as natives, just not the title of being American?
Why can't Muslim Americans have all the same religious rights as us, just not the title of being patriotic?
Why can't black people get the same water as white people, just not from the same water fountain?
Because to accept anything less than equality is inequality.
If a couple is dedicated and works hard to achieve something such as a long-term relationship, they deserve the title. They do not deserve to have their efforts cast aside and labeled with some second-class bastardization of the reward.
A marriage is a marriage. Accept nothing less.
Public Education: An American TraditionI'm going to give you some fair warning... This article is very meaty. Very dry. Just so you know.Public Education: An American Tradition by 8manderz8
Every once in a while an angry article comes out talking about how terrible the public education system is, how it's a sham, how we ought to get rid of the whole thing entirely. You know, fun stuff like that.
Well, as someone who graduated from a public school, I figured that it might be a good thing for me to point out a few of the good things that public school does. But not before I point out some of the problems.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think problems with the public school system is class size. Class size makes a difference in children's education. It just makes sense. If there are fewer students per teacher, the teacher is more able to address the needs of individual students. Studies show that s
I planning to create a Deviantart R.P.G. Group....I planning to create a Deviantart Government Role Playing Game Group.I planning to create a Deviantart R.P.G. Group.... by J-R-M-N-K-E
There are going to be three Game types of My Government Role Playing Games in the Group:
The Game Types of My Government Role Playing Group:
Non Fictional World of My Government Role playing Group: (1 Game Type).Your Team (2 or more people) to controlled a nation (A real nation). (1.1 Game Type).Fictional World of My Government Role Playing Group: (2 Game Type).Your Team (2 or more people) to controlled a nation (A non real nation). (2.1 Game Type).You to controlled a nation (A non real nation). (2.2 Game Type).
The Features of My Government Role Playing Group:
Economy:You or your team can controlled the nation's economy. (The original idea from NationStates).Civil Rights:You or your team can controlled the nation's civil rights. (The original idea from NationStates).Political Freedom:You or your team can controlled the nation's political freedom. (The original idea from NationStates).The Nation:You or y