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"Franklin Delano Williams's pledge page" | MayDay.us | 06/06/14

"Franklin Delano Williams's pledge page" | MayDay.us | 06/06/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Our democracy needs an upgrade.
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......."I recently joined Lessig's citizen-funded MAYDAY.US campaign, an ambitious experiment to win a Congress committed to ending corruption in 2016, and we did something amazing: We raised $1 million dollars in 12 days. That's a ton of money, but it's not enough.

We're raising $5 million more by July 4, and I'm writing to my friends and family to ask if you can help us get the rest of the way there. If all of us who have supported the campaign so far each recruit just five matching pledges, we'd easily hit that goal. But I'd like to see if I can recruit ten of my friends to donate. So my question is: will you be one of those ten?"  ------ FDW

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"Backhanded" | Mike Luckovich - AJC Editorial Cartoons | 03/10/15

"Backhanded" | Mike Luckovich - AJC Editorial Cartoons | 03/10/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
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.....Yes @Mike Luckovich, you got it right once again ---

#47Traitors‬ in the GOP Senate!
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"Sweeping 'New Motor Voter' bill clears Oregon Legislature on partisan vote" | Oregon Live | 03/05/15

"Sweeping 'New Motor Voter' bill clears Oregon Legislature on partisan vote" | Oregon Live | 03/05/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
A bill that would allow the use of drivers' license data to automatically register voters cleared the Oregon Legislature Thursday. Gov. Kate Brown, who developed the measure when she was secretary of state, has said she will sign it into law.
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......Congratulations Oregon for Making Voting Easier!! #NationalMotorVoterLaw  #MakingVotingEasier

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Radio host: Black lawmakers should be ‘hanging from a noose’ for boycotting Netanyahu’s speech | Raw Story | 03/02/15

Radio host: Black lawmakers should be ‘hanging from a noose’ for boycotting Netanyahu’s speech | Raw Story | 03/02/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King argued recently that Democratic lawmakers — and specifically members of the Congressional Black Caucus — should be put to death by hanging if they boycotted Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday speech to Congress

“Obama doesn’t have to run for reelection again, a lot of these guys do,” King said in a clip of her radio show that was published by Right Wing Watch on Monday. “Listen, I would like to think that these guys could pay with their lives, hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.”

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....I see that the Right Wing Nuts Cases started their show yesterday.  Don't just embarrassed the  President!  Hang the Congressional Black Caucus at the Capitol!  American Racism on Full Display for the World!!

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Luckovich cartoon: Comeback kid | AJC.com | 02/20/15

Luckovich cartoon: Comeback kid | AJC.com | 02/20/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
2/20 Luckovich cartoon: Comeback kid
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....Thanks Mike Luckovich! America has been vaccinated against the "Bush Family Virus"!!!

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Tell John Boehner: Take Government Shutdown Off the Table | DCCC.org | 02/19/15

Tell John Boehner: Take Government Shutdown Off the Table | DCCC.org | 02/19/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Help us reach 100,000 strong demanding that John Boehner take a government shutdown off the table >>
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.....Join me and other Americans in telling Boehner to take  government shutdown off the table!!

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"Obama Has Laid a Trap for the GOP’s 2016 Hopefuls" | Slate - Politics | 01/21/15

"Obama Has Laid a Trap for the GOP’s 2016 Hopefuls" | Slate - Politics | 01/21/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The most notable Republican reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night did not come from official respondent Joni Ernst, the rookie senator from Red Oak, Iowa, with the camouflage high heels. It came from Mitt Romney, newly back in the fray as a possible presidential candidate...
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.....Nice piece of 'cheese' for the GOP Rats Mr. President!!

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"FDR's 1944 economic bill of rights still a relevant platform for today" | Daily Kos | 01/12/15 (VIDEO)

"FDR's 1944 economic bill of rights still a relevant platform for today" | Daily Kos | 01/12/15 (VIDEO) | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

On Jan. 11, 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave an historic State of the Union address. In it he outlined an economic Bill of Rights....

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....Now we just need to channel FDR into President Obama for a "2015 Economic Bill of Rights" in this years State of The Union!!

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End The Game On Immigration Reform" | The National Memo | 11/18/14

End The Game On Immigration Reform" | The National Memo | 11/18/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

If congressional Republicans don’t like what Obama’s doing, they have a remedy. They can write and pass an immigration law. We assume they haven’t forgotten how to do that over the past six years.

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..."Republican leaders should stop wasting time and get the job done — for the good of the country, as well as themselves. The immigration reform game must end."

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"Is Georgia Ready For Hillary Clinton?" | PoliticUsUSA | 11/12/14

"Is Georgia Ready For Hillary Clinton?" | PoliticUsUSA | 11/12/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Midterm election results in Georgia show progressive trends and point to battleground potential for the 2016 presidential race.
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.....Yes We Are!! We had a 50% Voter Turnout in this Midterm Election and will exceed 65% in the 2016 General Election!!

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"Oregon voter turnout was 69.5 percent, and Democrats won BIG" | Daily Kos | 11/06/14

"Oregon voter turnout was 69.5 percent, and Democrats won BIG" | Daily Kos | 11/06/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Oregon has mail-in voting, no serious efforts at voter disenfranchisement, and an engaged populace. Here's the big one :

Out of the 2.2 million registered voters in Oregon, 69.5 ...
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......This Is exactly what happens when voting is made easy!! And that exactly why Republicans are pushing voter disenfranchisement across the Nation!!  WAKE UP AMERICA!! ELECTION DAY NEEDS TO BE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY!!

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"The US and China just reached a major climate deal on cutting emissions" | Vox | 11/12/14

"The US and China just reached a major climate deal on cutting emissions" | Vox | 11/12/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The deal ends the longstanding climate gridlock between the two countries.
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.....Now if we can get the GOP Congress to end its climate change gridlock!!

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"One chart that proves mass incarceration doesn’t reduce crime" | Vox | 11/11/14

"One chart that proves mass incarceration doesn’t reduce crime" | Vox | 11/11/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
What happens when states put fewer people in prison? Nothing special.
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......It's not about reducing crime but increasing profits for the private prison industry!

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"Two-thirds of the US is getting blasted with frigid Arctic air this week" | Vox | 11/11/14

"Two-thirds of the US is getting blasted with frigid Arctic air this week" | Vox | 11/11/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Though be careful before blaming the "polar vortex."
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....Just  Blur!!

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"GOP Hates Obama More Than a Nuclear Iran" | The Daily Beast | 03/10/15

"GOP Hates Obama More Than a Nuclear Iran" | The Daily Beast | 03/10/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
By telling Tehran not to negotiate with the president of the United States, the party threatens America’s status as global superpower.
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.....Now We See Plainly That The GOP Doesn't "LOVE AMERICA"!! #47Traitors

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"People of Israel: You Should Know..." | Robert Reich's Facebook on RSN | 03/01/15

"People of Israel: You Should Know..." | Robert Reich's Facebook on RSN | 03/01/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
'People of Israel: You should know that the new-found alliance between your Prime Minister and our Republican Party, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and some wealthy right-wing Jews here (such as billionaire Sheldon Adelson), is poisoning the relationship between Israel and the United States.' Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Facebook
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......My last post on this matter is a great piece from our former U.S. Secretary of Labor  Robert Reich!!  Short and to the POINT!!

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Boehner Stunt Backfires As NBC, CBS and ABC Don’t Televise Netanyahu Speech To Congress | PoliticUsUSA | 03/03/15

Boehner Stunt Backfires As NBC, CBS and ABC Don’t Televise Netanyahu Speech To Congress | PoliticUsUSA | 03/03/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Speaker of the House John Boehner and Prime Minister Netanyahu's conspiracy to humiliate President Obama and dominate the news backfired as the U.S. broadcast networks ignored the speech and refused to televise it live.
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......this will thoroughly force the Ring Wing Nuts to ramp  up the amps on radio!

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"I stand with President Obama & Democrats -- will you join me?" | Democrats.org | 02/19/15

"I stand with President Obama & Democrats -- will you join me?" | Democrats.org | 02/19/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Add your name to stand with Democrats.
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.....Let's Tell The GOP--- ObamaCare Is Here To Stay!!!!

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Democratic National Convention 2016 Going To Philadelphia | Democrats.org | 02/12/15

Democratic National Convention 2016 Going To Philadelphia | Democrats.org | 02/12/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Join us for the Democratic National Convention 2016
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.....Sign Up Here For Latest Updates!!

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"My top California US Senate choice is..." | Democracy For America | 01/16/15

"My top California US Senate choice is..." | Democracy For America | 01/16/15 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Find out who I voted for in Democracy for America and Courage Campaign's California Senate Pulse Poll, and submit your top choices!
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....Democracy for America and Courage Campaign's 2016 U.S. Senate Democrats Pulse Poll: Who do you want to replace Barbara Boxer? My vote is in!

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VIDEO: "NASA animations show a year in carbon dioxide emissions" | Mashable | 11/18/14

VIDEO: "NASA animations show a year in carbon dioxide emissions" | Mashable | 11/18/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Who knew that one of the world's greatest environmental challenges could be so beautiful?  NASA, apparently.

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....I have a solution to the "Climate Change Denier Problem in Congress"!! All candidates for Congress MUST take a year-long "World Climate Change Internship" with NASA Scientist and SIGN AN OATH to DEFEND AMERICA and THE WORLD from Climate Change!!  What Do You Think???

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"The White Male Roadblock to Progress" | Moore County NAACP | 11/12/14

"The White Male Roadblock to Progress" | Moore County NAACP | 11/12/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Bob Zellner leading Freedom Summer volunteers inside the NC General Assembly.

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....Thanks Bob for your brilliant insights!  We did it in the 1960's and We Can Do It Again in the 2000's--- Organize Poor and Working Class People....Black, Brown, Red & White!!

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"Two more things Obama can do about climate change now" | Salon.com | 11/12/14

"Two more things Obama can do about climate change now" | Salon.com | 11/12/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Let's keep the good surprises coming
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......Thank You Mr. President for showing leadership on this critical issue!! Now keep on doing what else you can as The President!!

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"Georgia’s rural hospitals teeter as solutions are debated" | Valdosta Daily Times | 10/19/14

"Georgia’s rural hospitals teeter as solutions are debated" | Valdosta Daily Times | 10/19/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Eight rural hospitals in Georgia have closed or downsized and another 15 are teetering on the brink of closure and could be gone in the next year or two, according to a group representing rural hospitals.
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.....With this 'issue' squarely on the table, I can't believe that half of Georgia's Registered Voters stayed home!!  Rural Georgia, we will definitely reap what we sowed this November!!

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"9.1 million: the White House's modest Obamacare sign up goal" | Vox | 11/10/14

"9.1 million: the White House's modest Obamacare sign up goal" | Vox | 11/10/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has, for the first time, set a goal for Obamacare enrollment: it wants to get 9.1 million people signed up through the exchanges in 2015.
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.....Let's Get Behind The President To Get This DONE!!

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"Philae Attempts Comet Nucleus Landing" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 11/12/14

"Philae Attempts Comet Nucleus Landing" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 11/12/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Philae Attempts Comet Nucleus Landing
Image Credit: ESA

Explanation: Today humanity will make its first attempt to land a probe on the nucleus of a comet. As the day progresses, the Philae (fee-LAY) lander will separate from the Rosetta spacecraft and head down to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Since the texture of the comet's surface is unknown and its surface gravity is surely low, Philae will then attempt to harpoon itself down, something that has never been done before. Featured here is an artist's illustration of dishwasher-sized Philae as it might look on Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko's surface, along with explanation balloons detailing onboard scientific instruments. Many people on a blue planet across the Solar System will be eagerly awaiting news and updates. Whether Philae actually lands, whether it lands on a smooth patch, whether the harpoons take hold, and how far the robotic lander sinks into the surface should all become known as events unfold today.


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....Somewhere out in 'Deep Space' our probe is attempting to land on a comet!!

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