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  • Call to action NE Freepers. Tell your state reps to vote NO on LB1058 (National Popular Vote)

    03/27/2014 9:05:45 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    The Conservative Blog ^ | 03/26/2014 | Bryan Baumgart
    On Monday, Governor Heineman released his newest column warning Nebraskan's of current efforts in Nebraska's Legislature to silence the voice of Nebraskans on future Presidential races. The Bill, LB1058 (sponsored by Republican State Senator Tyson Larson who made it his priority bill is also now cosponsored by liberal Democrat Sen. Ken Haar ). The bill is being pushed by highly paid lobbyists (noted below). The bill proposes that Nebraska join the National Popular Vote Compact, in essence promising all five of Nebraska's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (even if that candidate didn't win...
  • How Likely Is an Electoral Vote/Popular Vote Split?

    10/15/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT · by KerryOnNoMore · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 12, 2012 | Sean Trende
    How likely is this, really? History suggests “not very,” unless the race is extremely close. This is because the Electoral College and the popular vote almost always line up reasonably well. It lists presidential races going back to 1952 (prior to 1952, the ensuing exercise is difficult to apply because of the “Solid South”). The second column lists the state from which the candidate who won the popular vote received his 270th electoral vote. That’s a bit abstract, but think of it this way: In 2008, Barack Obama won Washington, D.C., by 86 percentage points, his largest margin of victory...
  • Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College (just go away Al)

    08/31/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT · by Kolath · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/2012 | Mario Trujillo
    Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College — the system that cost him the presidency in 2000. Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.
  • Bill Whittle Explains the "Electoral College" Once and for All!

    06/21/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT · by ak267 · 7 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 3-6-12 | patriotupdatereport
    Bill Whittle explains the electoral college versus the national popular vote.
  • EC President Blames US For Financial Crisis in Europe

    06/19/2012 6:44:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The G-20 summit off to a great start if you like fireworks, endless bickering, and finger-pointing. Otherwise these summits are totally useless. When asked by a Canadian journalist "Why should North Americans risk their assets to help Europe?" EC President José Barroso replied "Frankly, we are not here to receive lessons in terms of democracy or in terms of how to handle the economy." The Guardian has further details in Barroso blames eurozone crisis on US banks. The opening day of the G20 summit was threatening to deteriorate into a fractious row between eurozone countries and other non-European members of...
  • Dissenters in GOP rethink Electoral College [Fred Thompson joins those trying to destroy it]

    06/03/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Popular-vote pact picks up steam A once-sleepy movement that would upend the Electoral College, reverse two centuries of constitutional practice and elect presidents by direct popular vote has quietly picked up momentum in recent days, with Republican Party leaders scrambling to stanch a steady stream of defections by GOP state lawmakers to the plan. *snip* Under the idea introduced in 2006 by Stanford University consulting professor John Koza, states that join the NPV compact pledge to give all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if a majority of the state’s...
  • Taiwan: Two Suns in the Sky (bad omen?)

    03/05/2011 3:37:05 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 03/05/11
    Footage from Taiwan's CTV. Reportedly seen from Peng-hu Islands. Explained as an instance of sundog. Some fear that this is a bad omen heralding "the end of the world."
  • Pope John Paul II's blood to be relic in Polish church

    02/01/2011 12:52:59 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 1,179 replies
    AP ^ | 02/01/2011 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    A vial containing blood drawn from Pope John Paul II shortly before he died will be installed as a relic in a Polish church soon after his beatification later this year, an official said Monday. Piotr Sionko, the spokesman for the John Paul II Center, said the vial will be encased in crystal and built into the altar of a church in the southern city of Krakow that is opening in May. The exact date of the opening is not yet known, but it should be shortly after John Paul's beatification at the Vatican on May 1........... "It was the...
  • The Collapse of Cultural Catholicism

    01/28/2011 9:32:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 490 replies
    Standing on My Head ^ | 1/27/11 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Shery Weddell at the St Catherine of Siena Institute reports that 32% of Americans raised Catholic abandon the identity altogether by their mid twenties. An additional 38% retain the identity but rarely practice their faith. 30% of those who call themselves Catholic attend Mass only once a month. On a given Sunday only about 15.6% of American Catholics attend Mass. What is the reason for these disastrous statistics? Basically because for the last forty years Catholics themselves have not taught Catholicism to their children. They've taught 'American Catholicism' which is a watered down blend of sentimentalism, political correctness, community activism...
  • (Vanity) Muslim Brotherhood now has all American secrets

    01/31/2011 8:50:11 PM PST · by The Comedian · 159 replies
    The mind of The Comedian | Jan 31, 2011 | The Comedian
    The Muslim Brotherhood, partner of the Nazis and enemy of infidel freedom, is now in possession of all American embassy communications to Egypt. There is no longer any American supremacy in the war for freedom based on intelligence. This is an Alinsky/Mohammad Red Alert. Prepare.
  • Glenn Beck Tonight at 5:00 Shows How All Out War is Coming, and Quickly

    02/04/2011 9:04:43 AM PST · by Scythian · 120 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn is having a guest on tonight who is going to outline how this domino effect will happen very rapidly and lead to an all out war against the west, kill or be killed I guess is what is coming. Going to call the wife and ask her to tape this one for me. Just an FYI ... PS: This was posted in the "Chit Chat" forum only
  • A High-Mobility 72 Hour Kit

    03/24/2010 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 214 replies · 3,096+ views
    03/24/2010 | noumenon
    Most of this gear is off-the-shelf and relatively cheap. Check out Cabela’s, CheaperThanDirt.com or SportsMansGuide.com for the best deals.Assumptions: 1. Civil unrest ensues. 2. Communications go down. 3. You may have to fight your way out of wherever you are. or on the way to your destination. 4 You may have to abandon your vehicle 5. You may have to walk to a prearranged safe place or rendezvous/rally point. 6. You will move quickly and not ‘camp out’. Rest, yes. Camp, no. 7. The weather may suck - majorly. Hot, cold, wet, snowy. Strategy assumes that you may lose your...
  • UK approves Rivet Joint purchase

    03/22/2010 9:00:41 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 427+ views
    Flightglobal ^ | 3/22/2010 | Chris Hoyle
    The UK has agreed to buy three Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint electronic intelligence aircraft and related ground equipment from the USA, defence secretary Bob Ainsworth has announced. Confirming the development on 22 March, Ainsworth said the aircraft will deliver a "vital capability for the Royal Air Force to replace the [British Aerospace] Nimrod R1 that will be retired from service in March 2011". The UK Ministry of Defence will introduce the Rivet Joints under Project Helix, a long-running effort to upgrade or replace its Nimrod R1 fleet, which was reduced to two airframes in 2009. Operated by 51 Sqn at...
  • EU Energy Strategy Aims To Curb Carbon Emissions

    01/11/2007 2:16:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 318+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 11, 2007 | Mary Jacoby and William Echikson
    BRUSSELS -- The European Union unveiled an ambitious blueprint for combating global warming and boosting energy efficiency, but key elements of the plan face strong opposition from business interests and could require major battles to get them implemented. The European Commission yesterday published a long-awaited proposal for the bloc's first common energy strategy, a version of which will be discussed at a summit of the EU's 27 national leaders in March. "Europe must lead the world into a new -- or maybe one should say post-industrial -- revolution: the development of a low-carbon economy," said commission President José Manuel Barroso....
  • Unbelievable Eric Clapton show last night in Jax, FL (Vanity)

    10/22/2006 11:51:35 AM PDT · by stm · 26 replies · 617+ views
    Florida Times Union ^ | 22 Oct 06 | stm
    Well worth the 6 hour drive to Jax. Cray played for about a half hour and Clapton played for about 2 hrs and 15 min. $300 for two tickets was well worth it, we were in the center about 20 rows back. Here's the FTU article on the show.
  • Life Is in the News, but the News Is Bad

    09/04/2006 12:48:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 538+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 30, 2006 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    There have been a good number of items in the news about life recently -- and one that should have been, but hasn’t. Last week the FDA caved in to political pressure and created an unprecedented new procedure for handing out the morning-after pill (MAP) without a prescription. After the Constitutional Court of Colombia in May abrogated that nation’s democracy on the issue of abortion and legalized it in certain cases, the first legal Colombian abortion was performed. Scientists confused the public further on the issue of embryonic stem cells with more lies. Perhaps the major media consider August the...
  • email from Planned Parenthood of VA (BARF alert)

    08/31/2006 11:28:51 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Thank you for your hard work on EC! Dear xxxxx, Great news! After years of delays, the FDA has finally approved Emergency Contraception (EC) for over-the-counter use for women 18 and older after years of delays! Your efforts have been critical in this fight to ensure better awareness of and access to EC: you have signed postcards, emailed your legislators, emailed the FDA, and taken many other EC-related actions. THANK YOU! However, the fight isn't over yet!! The Family Foundation, Virginia's largest anti-choice group, has publicly announced its plans to 'craft a legislative remedy' to the FDA's decision to expand...
  • Protocols of the Elders of Brussels

    06/22/2006 9:35:31 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies · 488+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 20/06/2006 13:41 | Adi Schwartz
    The original sin is attributed to Charles de Gaulle. Disappointed by the loss of the French colonies in Africa and the Middle East, as well as with France's waning influence in the international arena, the president of France in the 1960's decided to create a strategic alliance with the Arab and Muslim world to compete with the dominance of the United States and the Soviet Union. This alliance became the position of the European Community (pre-European Union) during the course of the 1970s, when an extensive European-Arab dialogue developed. However, this alliance, in the context of which Europe allowed the...
  • EC: Software is not patentable

    05/25/2006 7:58:13 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 43 replies · 1,095+ views
    ZD Net UK ^ | 24 May 2006 | Ingrid Marson
    The European Patent Office will be bound by proposed legislation that will exclude software from patentability, according to the EC, in a move that has startled opponents of software patents Software patent campaigners were shocked on Wednesday by an apparent change in stance towards software patents by the European Commission. The European Commission said last week that computer programs will be excluded from patentability in the upcoming Community Patent legislation, and that the European Patent Office (EPO) will be bound by this law. "The EPO would... apply and be bound by a new unitary Community law with respect to Community...
  • Diversity 101

    05/22/2006 1:47:48 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 42 replies · 1,025+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    Last fall, the faculty at Elizabethtown College received a list of “101 Ways to Experience Diversity” in their mailboxes. Suggestions on the list include holding hands with someone of the same sex in public and telling someone you are a homosexual. The faculty rejected the list, which appears below. According to the copy of the handout given to the Elizabethtown College faculty,the list originated at Minnesota State University, although it does not appear on the school’s website. Dr. Whitney Harris, Executive Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism for Minnesota State colleges and universities, says that he yet to find any evidence...
  • EC delays decision on Bulgaria & Romania

    05/16/2006 12:22:03 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 164+ views
    RTE News, Ireland ^ | 16 May 2006 19:52 (Dublin) | RTE
    The European Commission has refused to give a green light to Romania and Bulgaria joining the EU. Both countries are due to join on 1 January but the EC has refused to sign off on both countries' membership applications, deferring a decision on the enlargement until October. The EC's progress report marks a dramatic reversal of fortune for Romania, which had been seen as the problem country all along but has now overhauled Bulgaria in the race to the finish line. The change is thought to be mainly because of Bulgaria's lacklustre efforts at controlling organised crime and tackling official...
  • No Room for Contraception Campaign Issues Call for Action in Response to Plan B Developments

    03/17/2006 5:54:11 AM PST · by ladyshealth · 1 replies · 333+ views
    No Room for Contraception Campaign Issues Call for Action in Response to Plan B Developments New York City -- March 17, 2006 -- In response to the outrage of certain pro-contraception groups and senators at the nomination of Andrew von Eschenbach to be Commissioner of FDA, the No Room for Contraception Campaign issued the following release. "No Room for Contraception would like remind to the FDA, the US Senate and the American people of the dangers of Plan B emergency contraception," said Mary Worthington, co-founder and spokeswomen for the campaign. "As with all hormonal contraceptives, this super-dose of hormonal birth...
  • Barroso Gives Full Support to Denmark in Cartoon Crisis (EC President)

    02/14/2006 11:44:22 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 5 replies · 412+ views
    Zaman Online (Turkey) ^ | 2/14/2006 | Staff
    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced his support to Denmark over the cartoons ridiculing Prophet Mohammed and outraging Muslims. The president, who declared in a statement to Jyllands-Posten daily, the paper responsible for first publishing the cartoons, said freedom of speech is one of the pillars of Europe. Nothing can vindicate violence, he said. "We should say to those who condemn the cartoons that freedom of speech is not a matter for discussion. This is a basic value of European society."
  • Sen. Murray caves on FDA Investigation Amendment (Sen. Coburn calls her bluff)

    11/08/2005 7:12:58 PM PST · by victim soul · 284+ views
    Sen. Murray Withdraws FDA Investigation Amendment After Sen. Coburn Threatens Amendment Looking Into FDA Approval of Mifepristone Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Oct. 26 proposed an amendment to the Labor-HHS appropriations bill (HR 3010) that would have mandated an investigation into alleged mismanagement at FDA -- including the agency's handling of a proposal to make the emergency contraceptive Plan B available without a prescription -- but later withdrew the amendment because Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) would have introduced an amendment calling for an investigation into the agency's approval of mifepristone, FDA Week reports (FDA Week, 11/4). Murray's amendment would have...
  • Will someone please sell Windows XP N? Anyone? Anyone?

    06/16/2005 9:44:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies · 915+ views
    arstechnica ^ | 15 June 2005 | Eric Bangeman
    Strange thing about an operating system with missing functionality... no one wants to sell it. That's what the European Commission is discovering, as major PC OEMs are declining to preinstall the media-player-free Windows XP N on any of the systems they sell. While Fujitsu Siemens says they'll sell it "on request," Dell, Lenovo, and HP are all taking a pass on it. Dell's perspective is indicative of the dilemma faced by the manufacturers. "Customers purchase computers expecting them to come equipped with the capability of playing back digital media files, and it's our obligation to meet this need. (Windows XP...
  • Planned Parenthood to Flout Illinois Law - Giving Away Prescription Drugs

    05/02/2005 12:45:23 PM PDT · by jbamb · 3 replies · 341+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 5/2/05 | John Bambenek
    I was skimming through LiveJournal and came across this: ================== http://www.livejournal.com/community/chambana/954029.html?view=6356653#t6356653 Free Emergency Contraception!! Emergency Contraception is for you when you want it. The Great EC Giveaway May 11 5:30-7:00 p.m. At Planned Parenthood Of East Central Illinois 302 East Stoughton Champaign No exam, no hassle, and NO MONEY!! Fill out a short application and receive a box of Plan B - absolutely free! Tell your friends, bring them with you, and come yourself. ====================== I have called Planned Parenthood and the woman who answered the phone confirmed this event is taking place sponsored by their education department. The problem...
  • Building the EU by stealth

    04/18/2005 11:17:13 PM PDT · by w6ai5q37b · 15 replies · 572+ views
    The Irish Democrat ^ | April, 2005 issue | Hugh McDonald
    How deceit is integral to the development of the EU was admitted frankly by Italian prime minister Guiliano Amato in an interview with Barbara Spinelli of La Stampa on 13 July 2000. Since then Amato became vice-president of the convention that drafted the EU constitution. Here are some things he said: "The project of the European constitution is daring, but to overcome obstacles in politics it is necessary to conceal them. In Europe one needs to act 'as if' - as if what was wanted was little, in order to obtain much, as if states were to remain sovereign to...
  • EC's 'sordid accounting' damned in email from top auditor

    03/15/2005 5:53:47 AM PST · by tjwmason · 5 replies · 354+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 15 March, 2005 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    EC's 'sordid accounting' damned in email from top auditorBy Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, European Business Editor(Filed: 15/03/2005) The European Commission has a "chronically sordid" accounting system and is still unable to keep track of the EU's £73billion budget after a decade of financial scandals, according to a top EU insider. An internal email obtained by The Telegraph paints an ugly picture of an autocratic body with an "incestuous esprit de corps" that uses its bureaucratic muscle to "trash" any official who dares to question its methods. It said the Budget Directorate was in "persistent denial of the real nature and depth of...
  • Bush Wins, Again (LA Slimes editorial)

    12/13/2004 2:01:47 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 1,777+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 13, 2004
    And you thought you were done with the 2004 election. Today the electoral college formally meets to reelect George W. Bush as president. Barring any last-minute surprises, the vote should be 286 for Bush, 252 for John Kerry. This ratification will elicit yawns instead of the outrage it did in 2000, when the electoral college went for the loser of the popular vote. But don't think 2000 was such an anomaly. The country barely dodged a bullet this time around. Had 59,388 Ohioans switched from Bush to Kerry, 2004 would have repeated the acidic result of the electoral college winner...
  • Europe is dying?

    11/25/2004 8:00:06 AM PST · by tvn · 37 replies · 1,652+ views
    BizNet Daily ^ | November 25, 2004 | Marilyn Barnewall
    "Hi. Are you nuts? "Forgive me for being so blunt, but your reaction to our reelection of President Bush has been so outrageous that I'm wondering if you have quite literally lost your minds. One of Britain's largest newspapers ran a headline asking "How Can 59 Million Americans Be So Dumb?", and commentators in France all seemed to use the same word - bizarre -- to explain the election's outcome to their readers. In Germany the editors of Die Tageszeitung responded to our vote by writing that "Bush belongs at a war tribunal - not in the White House." And...
  • Maine Could Split Its Electoral Vote

    10/12/2004 11:41:19 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 53 replies · 1,711+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 12, 2004 | David Sharp
    PORTLAND, Maine -- People who live here say there are two different Maines -- the liberal, populous and wealthy southern coast and the conservative, sparsely populated and poorer north. Those different Maines could split its four electoral votes by awarding one candidate three votes and the other candidate the one remaining. That lone electoral vote could determine the election: in 2000, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore 271-266, barely collecting the 270 electoral votes required for victory. Under state law, Maine awards two electoral votes to the statewide winner and one apiece to the winner in each of its congressional...
  • What's Right With The Picture?("morning-after" pills (EC)now available "over the counter" in Maine)

    04/03/2004 10:11:47 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 343+ views
    Times Record ^ | 04/01/2004 | Nancy Mosher
    A poster in my office reads, "77% of anti-abortion leaders are men. 100% of them will never be pregnant." This could have been the caption for the now (in)famous photo of George W. Bush signing the nation's first abortion procedure ban, surrounded by the men who have wielded their political power to restrict access to family planning, emergency contraception and sexual health education — proven means of preventing unintended pregnancy. But last Monday, the picture in Maine was different. On national Back Up Your Birth Control Day, Gov. John Baldacci held a signing ceremony for a new law that will...
  • Supreme Court citing more foreign cases Scalia: Only U.S. views are relevant (Watch Out)

    07/09/2003 7:33:36 PM PDT · by youknow · 41 replies · 1,532+ views
    usatoday.com/ ^ | 07/09/03 | Joan Biskupic
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's reference to foreign law in a ruling last month that overturned state anti-sodomy statutes stood out as if it were in bold print and capital letters.</p> <p>Writing for the majority in a landmark decision supporting gay civil rights, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that the European Court of Human Rights and other foreign courts have affirmed the ''rights of homosexual adults to engage in intimate, consensual conduct.''</p>
  • France Given EC Deficit Deadline

    05/07/2003 8:02:40 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 204+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-8-2003 | Andrew Osborn
    France given EC deficit deadline Andrew Osborn in Brussels Thursday May 8, 2003 The Guardian France came under unprecedented pressure yesterday to stop flouting the rules that govern the euro after the European commission gave Paris less than six months to tackle its wayward budget deficit or face the consequences. In a humiliating swipe at the French government, the EC ordered Paris to take remedial action to bring its budget deficit below the maximum 3% threshold allowed under EU rules by October 3 at the latest. It also stipulated that any measures taken would have to bear fruit by 2004....
  • Europe faces crucial battle to save UN and international order

    04/10/2003 6:34:04 AM PDT · by ijcr · 12 replies · 185+ views
    Kathimerini ^ | 4/10/2003 | C. Panagopoulos
    The dramatic events we have all been experiencing over the past two months with the war in Iraq, the rift between Europe and the USA, internal discord within the ranks of the EU itself, and the invalidation of the role of the United Nations, have made us all wiser. They have also confirmed an unavoidable truth: In a world which is changing rapidly — and apparently for the worse — no one can justifiably remain inactive, immovable, stubbornly and rigidly defending their version of the truth. The early anti-war protests, which took place in most countries across the globe, showed...