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Ex-President Bill Clinton and democratic hopeful Barack Obama teamed up in Florida for the first time to rally voters in the crucial swing state.Ex-President Bill Clinton and democratic hopeful Barack Obama teamed up in Florida for... more
i know that we can beat poverty, pollution, and the energy crisis, we just need more freedom and knowledge.
For example the knowledge of biodigesters, chemurgy and industrial hemp.
Biodigesters sterilize poo poo so it will not stink; provide excellant organic fertilizer; prevent fires of spontanious combustion; prevent e- coli poisening; prevents methane from entering the atmosphere as a green house gas that is 22 times more harmful the the atmosphere than CO2 and best of all biodigesters collect methane to be used as fuel.
Chemurgy is a science that uses plants to make thousands of products. For example a plastic called cellophane that is non toxic and will biiodegrade after 3 months in the land fill. The chemurgy council was closed in 1977. Sorry George Washington Carver.
Industrial Hemp makes more than 25,000 products from dynamite to cellophane. The United States Department of Agriculture made a short film called, "Hemp for Victory". The presidentail debates were held at "Hempstead, New York".
Please read my flyer called, "Bonser for Assembly". Thank You.http://www.lodinews.com/news/image_21615a7c-bec1-5fe7-b139-e06e24d5a647.html... more
In a stunning comeback, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich has snatched reelection away from incumbent Ted Stevens by a margin of 3724 votes after Stevens led the vote count immediately after election day. The state recently completed counting absentee, questioned, and early ballots which heavily favored Begich... Enough so to bring an end to the longest republican senate career in history. The 2008 General Election has produced another historic result.
After 40 years as one of Alaska's U.S. senators, Stevens found himself in the middle of a criminal corruption investigation and trial. Days before the Nov. 4th election a jury found Stevens guilty on all 7 counts, nevertheless, he emerged on election day winning by a slim margin. It wasn't until after the absentee and early voter ballots had been counted (ironically most of them cast before Stevens conviction) that Stevens lost the race to Begich who currently serves as Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.
Early and Absentee voting also answers the question of why voter turnout was so low on Nov. 4th. In the midst of record-breaking turnout nationwide, fewer Alaskans showed up to vote on Nov 4th than did so for the 2004 election. Once the Early and Absentee ballots had been counted, Alaska-like many other states-broke all previous records for voter turnout. making this a truly historic election all around.In a stunning comeback, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich has snatched reelection away... more
Better late then never I suppose but the news coming in has John McCain winning a bitter sweet victory Missouri, the last state to weigh in on the presidential election held two weeks ago. McCain won with 49.4% of the vote compared to 49.3 for Obama bringing the final electoral vote to 173-365.
An interesting tidbit: It is the first time since 1956 that Missouri has chosen the losing presidential candidate. Ohio, another Midwestern state, may now be seen as a better presidential indicator because it voted for Obama and last chose a losing candidate in 1960.Better late then never I suppose but the news coming in has John McCain winning a... more
The California Supreme court has agreed to hear several legal challenges to proposition 8 which took away the rights of 18,000 gay and lesbian families in California. The court may decide to overturn proposition 8, which would reinstate the rights of those families. The who oppose propsition 8 argue the bill was unproperly passed. They say the law changes the California constitution so dramatically that legally it should have gone through the legislature first. The court has put the issue on a fast track since so many questions remained unanswered since the Election.
On Saturday,'s November, 15 hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbians rights advocates took to the streets to demonstrate their opposition to propistion 8. It was the largest gay rights protest in United States History. Organizers of Saturday protest, are now calling for a national strike on December 12. They are borrow from the Latino American equal rights movement, by calling it "A Day without a Gay". Gays and Lesbians and their allies are being asked to skip work, stop spending money, and dedicate volunteer time to help the fight towards equality.
I don't know about you, but my blood pressure has never been so high.The California Supreme court has agreed to hear several legal challenges to... more
With Alaska's santoral election drawing to a close there is only one outstanding race lift to be won in America. In Minnesota the margin between Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken begins at 215 votes in Coleman's favor. However according to law in that state if there is a half of a percent or less between the two candidates a recount is called for with the possibility for a run off on December 4th.With Alaska's santoral election drawing to a close there is only one outstanding... more
Barack Obama addresses a summit of governors on climate change hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Obama promises the world that the United States is ready to agressivly tackle climate change once he is President.Barack Obama addresses a summit of governors on climate change hosted by Arnold... more
District and federal officials are preparing for as many as 4 million people for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, a crowd that would be three or four times larger than previous big events on the Mall.
Only a fraction of those people will be close enough to get a good look at the action. But officials are planning extra JumboTrons at the Mall and along the inaugural parade route so that spectators can feel a part of the historic day.
"The Mall actually may be the best seat in the house. . . . It'll kind of be like the world's biggest stage and auditorium on January 20th," said Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), adding that the crowd projections have emerged in briefings conducted by federal and local officials.
All plans are pending approval of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, to be set up by Obama, which determines the size and nature of the inaugural festivities, Fenty said. But District officials have met several times with the Secret Service and other agencies.
The Secret Service is taking the lead in overseeing security and other logistics. Even for a city that has hosted vast throngs for marches, protests, celebrations, funerals and inaugurations, this will be an unprecedented test of planning and resources. The question arises: Can the city handle it? Can millions of people fit downtown?
Or, could there be another Meltdown of '76?
That year, a million spectators were expected on the Mall to celebrate the Bicentennial. Transit officials urged people to take public transportation and promised special service. But there was nothing special about the Fourth of July traffic jam, which stranded cars and buses for hours.
District and federal officials blamed a flawed and smaller mass transit system for the 1976 embarrassment. They expressed confidence that they can handle this January's events. At the same time, they know that Inauguration Day 2009 will be one of a kind.
For example, Fenty said, officials expect people to camp overnight, starting Jan. 19, to get as close as possible to the swearing-in viewing area and parade route.
The next several weeks will be spent figuring out how to change the comprehensive playbook that has been used in the past.
"We have a great blueprint from years past, and we will follow that," the mayor said. "But we will start to make exceptions and deviations because, by everyone's estimation, we will have crowds that will be two, three, maybe even four times as large as the largest inaugural. . . . One of the biggest exceptions would be to open up the Mall."
Officials are talking about opening large sections of the Mall east of the Washington Monument, a space normally used for staging the many components of the inaugural parade, Fenty said. That would make the Mall a viewing area that experts said could accommodate several million people -- significantly more than in the past. Officials have not said where the parade groups will gather instead.
The changes would not affect the 240,000 people who will get free tickets in the space closest to the swearing-in ceremony.District and federal officials are preparing for as many as 4 million people for the... more
"More than 100 retired U.S. military leaders -- including the former head of the Naval Academy -- have signed a statement calling for an end to the military's "don't ask-don't tell" policy, according to a California-based think tank that supports the movement."
It's about damn time isn't it?"More than 100 retired U.S. military leaders -- including the former head of the... more
Seattle had over 6000 people in attendance for their protest against proposition 8 on November 15, 2008. It was an overwhelming turnout 6 times larger than organizers and police expected.Seattle had over 6000 people in attendance for their protest against proposition 8 on... more
Is that little girl shooting the little boy the BIRD
Way to go kid.
Kids do what they see done at home, Must be Sarah Palins sign to hubby she wants a little or just a term of endearment.
You have to look at the "Palin Crime Family " photoIs that little girl shooting the little boy the BIRD Way to go kid. Kids do... more
I can see it now, lines of Christians and the religious right lined up at the new birthing clinic and having there new born baby’s being injected with hormones, So that there White children will grow up straight and Republican and all grow up to look like McCain.I can see it now, lines of Christians and the religious right lined up at the new... more
I thought about titling this entry, “How The Republican Party Lost My Vote (And How It Can Win It Back).” For, while I did vote for Congressman Ron Paul in the 2008 Republican primary, I voted for a third-party candidate in the general election.
I suppose the first question would be, “Is the Republican Party worth saving?”I thought about titling this entry, “How The Republican Party Lost My Vote (And... more
Thank whatever gods there may be that the election is over. The talk of red state/ blue state and the duopoly polemics makes my head ache. I don’t think of myself as red or blue, if anything I’m purple! Pro choice in everything and anti state in general. Although I’m happy that the neo-conservatives were expelled with prejudice, since I harbor a special hatred toward chicken hawks of every stripe, I’m still not happy with the new President elect. I have many concerns for the future and maybe if more people understand they will join me.Thank whatever gods there may be that the election is over. The talk of red state/... more
Since proposition 8 passed in California the View has been discussing the issue. Hasselbeck and Shepherd have been parroting pro prop 8 bullshit. Ellen Degeneres called Barbra and Whoopi and corrected several facts. Such as, children will not be required to learn about homosexuality in school, churches will maintain their 501 (c) 3 status, pastors will not be jailed for their views against homosexuality and so on. Hasselback and Shepherd refused to hear the truth and continued to assert lies rooted in their alternate-super-christian reality. They are delusion. Their delusions are hurting families. In point, Hasselback continues to assert that 62% of California voters passed prop 8. Only 52 of voters passed the initiative. She is refereing to a earlier referendum. Hasselback also continues to use Bush's language "legislate from the bench". When ever you hear that phrase, your bullshit meter should explode! Judge judge laws to make sure they comply with the Constituion. Sometimes they have to strike down laws to protect the people. It is called checks and balances.
Watch and enjoy the increased blood pressure.Since proposition 8 passed in California the View has been discussing the issue.... more
MSNBC counts down the top 10 worst news stories from Campaign 2008 -- highlighting how overly commercial "junk news" can trivialize our democracy.
Can you think of any news stories that are not on this list that should be?MSNBC counts down the top 10 worst news stories from Campaign 2008 -- highlighting how... more
Only an hour after winning the 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama spoke to almost a quarter of a million people in Chicago. I was one of those people.Only an hour after winning the 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama spoke to... more
I don't see him the devil incarnate as some do. I think he can (if as before) continue to be a good Senator with a strong will against pork-barrel spending. I hope he can continue to serve our country as he's has pursued such action for many years. I think he might fare better than Palin might in these years to come. What do you think about the future of McCain? Awkward Kerry-like nobody forgotten from the headlines? Or a persistent legislator with idiosyncratic motives?I don't see him the devil incarnate as some do. I think he can (if as before)... more