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  • DNC attendees: Yeah, it’s pretty awesome to belong to the government

    09/05/2012 2:28:51 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 23 replies ^ | 9/5/2012 | by Mary Katharine Ham
    Revealing Politics asked DNC attendees and delegates in Charlotte what they thought of one of the themes of the DNC promotional video that played in the arena last night— “The government is the only thing we all belong to.” The Obama campaign is backing away from the video, but DNC attendees sure aren’t. “Regardless of where you live, you’re gonna be owned by someone at some point. I think the American government so far has been a fair government and I don’t necessarily hate that I’m owned by them at this point.”
  • (Vanity) Alinsky, Lucifer, and the Left: No WONDER They Get it All Wrong

    06/07/2010 8:28:11 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies · 18+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 6-07-2010 | grey_whiskers
    A lot has been made of the "community organizing" techniques of the late Saul Alinsky, and his influence on Democrats from Hillary Clinton to The Teleprompter himself (mmm, mmm, mmm). It has only been comparatively recently, with the rise of the Tea-Party movement, the rise of, and a few other cases, that the political right in the US has attempted to forestall, or even to emulate his tactics, as set forth in Rules for Radicals. And whenever these techniques have been used to date, they have been a roaring success. Another well-known, but not as well-examined, aspect of Alinsky's...
  • San Francisco Reaches Out to Immigrants

    04/05/2008 9:56:02 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 44 replies · 198+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2008 | JESSE McKINLEY
    The city of San Francisco has started an advertising push with a very specific target market: illegal immigrants. And while the advertisements will come in a bundle of languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese — they all carry the same message: you are safe here. In what may be the first such campaign of its kind, the city plans to publish multilanguage brochures and fill the airwaves with advertisements relaying assurance that San Francisco will not report them to federal immigration authorities. Mayor Gavin Newsom said the campaign was simply an amplification of a longstanding position of not cooperating...
  • Iranian Invents Camera for Blind

    08/05/2007 11:27:57 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 21 replies · 686+ views
    Fars News Agency ^ | 06 Aug 2007 | staff
    An Iranian inventor designed and produced the first photography and video camera for the blind.Mahvash Sepehr told FNA that the camera works with color waves and their reactions and it can determine the distance automatically."Using this camera, blind people can recognize the distance and position of the subject, " she said, adding that she has also invented special tanks for the blind to develop their negatives."Once the film is developed, the tank starts ringing to warn the blind person that it is time to bring the negative out of the liquid," the Iranian inventor concluded.
  • Italy approves new marijuana law (tightens penalties)

    02/08/2006 5:29:36 PM PST · by voletti · 2 replies · 129+ views
    BBC ^ | 2/8/06 | C Fraser
    The Italian government has approved a law that increases sanctions against people who smoke marijuana, putting the drug on a par with cocaine and heroin. Under the new legislation, people found in possession of cannabis could risk having their passport and their driving licence suspended. The government has forced through this new legislation with a confidence vote. The move has been greeted mostly with dismay by opposition MPs and drug treatment professionals. Under the new rules, dealing and trafficking in drugs - whether heroin, cocaine or cannabis - will be punished with jail sentences of between six and 20 years...

    07/20/2003 5:02:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 833 replies · 7,493+ views