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Cnsieler
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http://bayareaanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com/ You all ready know about this book fair?
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It would be interesting to research second term appointments. In Ronald Reagons case, there was a shift more to the "washington Insiders", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_Ronald_Reagan#Administration_and_Cabinet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_Bill_Clinton#Cabinet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_George_W._Bush And I am okay with a President Choosing a cabinet member that will execute what the President feels is important. Who would be an example of a good cabinet member? From the current administration? Hillary Clinton - You do not have to agree with them to have respect. I have a ton of respect for Hillary Clinton. Robert Gates-Probably the Best of the Bush years also. Leon Panetta- He is a "washington Insider" that comes to work and does his job..well. I have a ton of respect for him. I would love to sit down and talk to him.
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Jeff you are a great writer. I want you to know at first glance, I think that the Supreme Court has better things to do than this. I goggled the Voter rights act and my first hit was this wonderful op ed piece. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/views/os-ed-bill-press-022813-20130301,0,3733090.column I think right now we need more people to feel engaged with their government. We need more people to vote. So lets agree on this point and move on.
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First My representative in the House of Representatives is The Honorable Ron Barber. I did not vote for him and I do not agree with him on most subjects. Second, I do not like Mr. Boehner. He was elected Speaker the House by his caucus, the Republicans. I am a registered Republican Third, The 2.7 Trillion number is being fact checked all over the place. Some are calling it a fabrication. That is not my point. I am incredulous that people do not hold the President and the Democratic majority accountable The Sequester bill passed the House, passed the Senate and the President signed it into law. Bills do not carry over but laws do. The President acts now like he did not sign the bill into law. It is like he signed a contract for a house and he does not want to make payments. If it was such a bad bill why did he sign it? If he had one ounce of courage he would have made a stand. The President was elected to the Senate in 2006. Oh By the way he was part of a sweep that brought Mr. Reid and Mr. Pelosi into power. In 2008, he was elected and oh by the way the Democrats had an absolute majority and they probably could have passed one of the most expensive items in history. We will find out in the next few years the truth about that. They could have...nobody could have stopped them repealed the Bush tax cuts during that 2 years. But this is a President who likes to whine, blame others, and spend money. Respect is something that is earned as a leader. In do not have respect for Mr.Mr. Boehner. I have no respect at all for Harry Reid. No Budget in over a 1000 days. I do have respect for the Honorable Ron Barber. He took a bullet while doing his job serving others. I do not have to agree with. But he will always have my respect. Now for the President. I will be critical of him but I have respect for the office he has. He is my President. I do not agree with him on about 99 percent of the issues. I want to say that he has the attributes of a great leader. I think he does not. I think management by crisis which has been the mode of government for his first term and now is setting the tone of his second casts him the ranks of the mediocre presidents. Not as bad as George W Bush (Come on take your shots it has been 5 years.)
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and if George Bush would have said these things Leftees would have been all over him http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/03/01/obama-dictator-mind-meld-spock/1957137/
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Come now Harry Reid has no Blame? The President has no Blame?
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Activism- Sometimes is needed and Sometimes is not. For example, on Martin Luther King Day I wanted to learn more about why we have the day. So I bought an ebook, Carolyn Maull McKinstry's memoir, While the World Watched (2011), http://www.amazon.com/While-World-Watched-Birmingham-Survivor/dp/1414336365 I read the book from start to finish in one setting. I was deeply touched by the woman's story. I was appalled at the attitudes of those that committed atrocities. The activism required to change that situation was required. History speaks for itself ________________________________________________ In the case of Same Sex marriage, I do not agree with those that want to demonize one side or the other. I do not agree with those that think of homosexuals as "predators" or "sick. Same sex attraction exists, just as much as opposite attraction exists. I think "we religious types" are quick to throw "it's a sin tag" at folks, forgetting that Jesus Christ is our judge, and famously in the case of the adulterous woman said, he that is without sin could cast the first stone. Also Jesus Christ said there were 2 Commandments, love God and love your neighbor. So I guess that I am against activism that demonizes, or attempts to injure, or hurt the opposite number.
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I am the same religion as Mr. Card. I do not consider myself as Anti-Gay. I do have a traditional view of marriage. I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. So instantly I guess in the eyes of some that would make me Anti-Gay. I will not throw stones, or judge others. I am trying my best to become a better person. I quickly looked up what Mr. Card has said in the past, and he has made some statements that would be upsetting to some. I have probably said somethings like that in the past but now looking back I wish I would not have. Why Have I changed? I think as I get older that we need to learn to get along better. I seem to get along a whole lot better if I shut my mouth and hear more. By reading Jeff's books I have read stuff that some would consider not in line with some of my religious views. But I do not think that way, For example, Jeff's Book,"The Slab" provides a good view of what evil does to us. How do write about evil? How do you paint a mind picture for your reader? If one reads "The Slab" I think Jeff does a awesome job of putting the mind picture in my head with his written word. I plan to really read the Season of the Wolf now, and I would consider myself a Climate Change Skeptic. I do not think I will be offended. I know that I will be scared out of my wits but not offended by the climate change frame of reference. Mr. Card proves one thing that is repeated over and over again. There is no such thing as bad publicity only publicity.
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My love of books started when I discovered libraries. One of my first merit badges Scouting was the reading merit badge. I had to work in the library as one of the requirements. I was in love.
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Personally I think that Tom Horne has no credibility. he does not obey the laws that he has sworn to up hold. Assault weapons in the hands of the public are not needed. Extended magazines in the hands of the public are not needed. Even if we save one child in the next one hundred years, I would say banning assault weapons are worth it. Think of the impossible around the world if we could be an example of living in peace and harmony. Can a Conservative dream of peace? I long for the time where we have evolved to a state where all can live in peace and safety. Where the term active shooter plan is obsolete.
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Is this event being recorded in any way?
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And who can judge her? No one, she probably did not know what was needed. We always underestimate. I will not blame her. What is needed is forgiveness
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Access to mental health is job one. What is interesting is the trending of the 20 something's that are committing these crimes. Adam Lanza came from a very affluent family. Access to mental care for him should not have been an issue. His Dad was well off. Why did Adam not receive care? Something we may never know.
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Peace tonight we just need peace
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http://electionlawblog.org/ First glance that is a great reference. Second Jeff you are blessed with the gift of the spoken word. I just try to keep up. thank you for your kindness and I will try to answer.
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Sorry about the the formatting. No I believe that some effort must be made by the voter to be prepared to vote. I do not believe both parties are serving the nation. Both sides are conducting dis honest compaigns. Let me read your references.
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The Republican Party's attempt to dienfranchise voters. Oh Boy You have to show a photo ID to buy beer and cigs but somehow showing an ID makes Dems not vote? I have to show a Photo use my debit card from the back of my voter ID Card just sent to me in the mail. List#1 Sufficient Photo ID including name and address (One 1 required) Valid Arizona Drivers License or non-operating identification. Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification Valid US federal, state or local government issued identification List#2 Sufficient ID without photgraph bearing name and address Utility Bill that is dated within 90 days of the election Bank or credit union statement Valid AZ vehicle registration Indian census card Property tax statement Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification Vehicle insurance card Valid US federal, state or local government issued identification Voter Identification card/Recorders Certification Any "Offifical Election Material " mailing bearing your name and address So how does this dienfranchise voters? I want to have some stadards to vote. Even a Homeless person with no job can get some of the items on the list above. Who can register to vote in an Arizona election?a CITIZEN of the United States of America a RESIDENT of Arizona at least 18 YEARS OF AGE by the next general election NOT a convicted FELON, unless civil rights are restored NOT adjudicated INCOMPETENT (A.R.S. § 14-5101) Arizona will give you an ID card for 12 dollars I think in Arizona most licenses do not expire... I just do not get how voter ID laws dienfranchise voters (especially democrats) On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Chris Sieler <cnsieler@gmail.com> wrote: Using Polifact is a Great Standard http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/ http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/rulings/pants-fire/ Obama's statements by ruling Click on the ruling to see all of Obama's statements for that ruling. True92 ( 23%) (92) Mostly True92 ( 23%) (92) Half True101 ( 26%) (101) Mostly False47 ( 12%) (47) False58 ( 15%) (58) Pants on Fire6 ( 2% Pasted from <http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barack-obama/> http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/ Romney's statements by ruling Click on the ruling to see all of Romney's statements for that ruling. True23 ( 15%) (23) Mostly True21 ( 14%) (21) Half True43 ( 28%) (43) Mostly False26 ( 17%) (26) False27 ( 18%) (27) Pants on Fire14 ( 9 Pasted from <http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/> So the President has lied 212 times Some of the Presidents Lies Says Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children Mitt Romney "says the Arizona immigration law should be a model for the nation." "Under the Romney/Ryan budget, interest rates on federal student loans would be allowed to double." Says Mitt Romney "backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest." Says he could be "the first president in modern history to be outspent." Half truths Says Mitt Romney "paid only 14 percent in taxes — probably less than you." Says Romney would add "trillions" to the deficit while Obama would "cut the deficit by $4 trillion And So on Mitt is slinging them also Compaigns throughout History have been rough Read McColloughs Book on John Adams http://articles.cnn.com/2008-08-22/living/mf.campaign.slurs.slogans_1_jefferson-family-sally-hemings-vice-president-jefferson?_s=PM:LIVING http://www.freakonomics.com/2007/11/06/the-complete-history-of-dirty-politics-a-qa-on-anything-for-a-vote/ "chronicles the campaign smears, attacks, and misdirections that have typified U.S. elections since George Washington‘s win in 1789. The upshot of Cummins’s book: campaigns are no dirtier now than they were in the past." "Both parties at different times in American history have been guilty of mind-boggling attempts to influence elections. In the 1880s, one of the worst decades in terms of dirty tricks, Republicans sent bagmen to Indiana — then a pivotal state — with hundreds of thousands of dollars in two dollar bills (dubbed “Soapy Sams” for their ability to grease palms) in order to purchase votes. The 1960s was the era of Democratic dirty tricks — in 1964, Lyndon Johnson oversaw one of the most corrupt elections ever, against Barry Goldwater." I am not a crook I did not have sex with that woman
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Using Polifact is a Great Standard http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/ http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/rulings/pants-fire/ Obama's statements by ruling Click on the ruling to see all of Obama's statements for that ruling. True92 ( 23%) (92) Mostly True92 ( 23%) (92) Half True101 ( 26%) (101) Mostly False47 ( 12%) (47) False58 ( 15%) (58) Pants on Fire6 ( 2% Pasted from <http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barack-obama/> http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/ Romney's statements by ruling Click on the ruling to see all of Romney's statements for that ruling. True23 ( 15%) (23) Mostly True21 ( 14%) (21) Half True43 ( 28%) (43) Mostly False26 ( 17%) (26) False27 ( 18%) (27) Pants on Fire14 ( 9 Pasted from <http://www.politifact.com/personalities/mitt-romney/> So the President has lied 212 times Some of the Presidents Lies Says Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children Mitt Romney "says the Arizona immigration law should be a model for the nation." "Under the Romney/Ryan budget, interest rates on federal student loans would be allowed to double." Says Mitt Romney "backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest." Says he could be "the first president in modern history to be outspent." Half truths Says Mitt Romney "paid only 14 percent in taxes — probably less than you." Says Romney would add "trillions" to the deficit while Obama would "cut the deficit by $4 trillion And So on Mitt is slinging them also Compaigns throughout History have been rough Read McColloughs Book on John Adams http://articles.cnn.com/2008-08-22/living/mf.campaign.slurs.slogans_1_jefferson-family-sally-hemings-vice-president-jefferson?_s=PM:LIVING http://www.freakonomics.com/2007/11/06/the-complete-history-of-dirty-politics-a-qa-on-anything-for-a-vote/ "chronicles the campaign smears, attacks, and misdirections that have typified U.S. elections since George Washington‘s win in 1789. The upshot of Cummins’s book: campaigns are no dirtier now than they were in the past." "Both parties at different times in American history have been guilty of mind-boggling attempts to influence elections. In the 1880s, one of the worst decades in terms of dirty tricks, Republicans sent bagmen to Indiana — then a pivotal state — with hundreds of thousands of dollars in two dollar bills (dubbed “Soapy Sams” for their ability to grease palms) in order to purchase votes. The 1960s was the era of Democratic dirty tricks — in 1964, Lyndon Johnson oversaw one of the most corrupt elections ever, against Barry Goldwater." I am not a crook I did not have sex with that woman
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I do not want to do that because I would rather do issues. Most of the time "lies" are parsing of the tidbits you want the people to believe, that are only watching in the few key states that they are going to put all the commercials in. A good example is the ad that you mention. I read the lawsuit and some other sources ( I can not think of it right now, the Tampa newspaper that does the picnocci's ) anyway that is a long winded way to say that you were right in this posting. I just do not feel confrontational. I believe fundamentally that we need to change the direction we are going. But we need to demonize (fill in your choice here)
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So the lies are only on the republican side? Sigh
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First let me go on record and say that Zimmerman should have listened to the dispatcher. On guns, I believe that if you have a gun you need to train with it. I think Zimmerman was charged up, got punched in the face became fearful and answered the punch with gun shot. I hope the man gets his day in court, and a jury of his peers, etc gets all the facts but that is what it looks like on the outside. A well trained person would have one listened to the dispatcher. Two tried to diffuse the situation, how about a friendly hello, etc, On race, we need to realize that we are all brothers and sisters. We need to love more and judge less. We need to reach out and not be afraid.
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Some would say that I am softening in my old age but you do not know how much this middle age conservative agrees with you. You do not use a 9mm glock to hurt for food. The other side of the coin is that there is increased fear out there...3 women abducted in Phoenix the other day. I do have hope that someday we will all live in peace and love
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I agree Jeff. Why do we need to have guns with us all the time. But why no outage over 10 people killed in chicago last weekend including a 6 year old girl. 39 people were injured in the weekends violence. That is just as bad. How many of those people killed over the weekend in gun related violence all around the country?
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Double very cool
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