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  • Massachusetts voters may get chance to decide whether to expand bottle bill

    08/08/2013 10:51:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Calling it “too late” for a legislative solution, proponents of expanding the state’s 5-cent bottle deposit law to more types of beverage containers said they are taking their decade-long fight to the people, filing a ballot petition with the attorney general Wednesday afternoon. Referencing unsuccessful attempts to push the proposal through the Legislature, Janet Domenitz, executive director of MassPIRG, said people who favor adding the deposit to sports drinks, water and other juice drinks have been patient for long enough. “It is time for the citizens’ voices to be heard,” she said standing in front of the state office tower...
  • Voter registration mishap shuts out dozens of first-time voters(lib group denies lib voters)

    11/13/2012 5:02:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 4 replies
    Byron Bunda, a junior at the University of Connecticut, had been looking forward to casting his first vote for president last Tuesday. But a voter registration snafu in Mansfield involving the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group denied Bunda and 92 other voters, mostly UConn students, the ability to cast their ballots. Ninety-three voter registration cards that were supposed to be submitted to the Mansfield Registrar of Voters were lost in a filing cabinet and not recovered in time for the election, according to Andrea Epling, Mansfield's Democratic Registrar of Voters. Bunda, of Larchmont, N.Y., said he filled out a registration...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-19-12 (Progs in PIRGatory: DUmmies decry "McActivism sweatshops")

    04/19/2012 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 21 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 19, 2012 | DUmmie backscatter712, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    How's your PIRG? What, you don't know what a PIRG is?? Well, to be honest with you, I didn't know what a PIRG was, either--until I read a recent DUmmieland thread. But the DUmmies sure seemed to know what a PIRG was! They would mention the term all over the thread and never bother to explain it, since of course all progressives would know what it meant. But me, being a regressive oppressor--I had never heard the term before. So I looked it up. Apparently, it stands for "Public Interest Research Group," which is a fancy way of saying...
  • ACORN and the PIRGS

    10/14/2008 6:03:20 PM PDT · by xcamel · 5 replies · 451+ views
    emediaworld (pr) ^ | 09/22/2008 | undersigned
    2008-09-22 13:48:00 Leading Consumer, Labor and Civil Rights Groups: Bailout Must Include Relief for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure, Not Just Wall Street WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter was sent today by 35 major U.S. consumer, labor, civil rights groups: "Dear Member of Congress: The undersigned organizations strongly urge you to include court-supervised mortgage restructuring for American homeowners to allow them to save their homes in any legislation that would use our tax dollars to bail out the financial services industry from its self-imposed crisis. Purchasing subprime and Alt A private securities will not provide the government with any...
  • Virginia GOP Chairman calls for criminal investigation into voter fraud activities

    07/29/2008 7:18:37 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 32 replies · 140+ views
    RPV press release
    Virginia GOP Chairman calls for criminal investigation into mounting evidence of coordinated voter fraud activities 7/28/2008 11:05:00 AM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Richmond, Virginia (July 28, 2008) – Delegate Jeff Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, this morning called on Governor Kaine and Attorney General McDonnell to open a thorough and rigorous investigation into what appears to be coordinated and widespread voter fraud activities occurring throughout Virginia. Frederick’s request is in response to a report last week of three individuals in Hampton, Virginia being arrested and charged with voter registration fraud, a Class 5 Felony, as well as reports...
  • Free Exchanges

    05/12/2006 11:17:03 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 125+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    Arriving at the Bolger Conference Center on Millersville University’s campus to listen to Pennsylvania state House committee hearings on academic freedom, I spotted yellow papers on windshields across the parking lot. When I picked one up it read, “Stop the Academic Bill of Restrictions. Free Exchange on Campus. Do you want free speech? Make sure the legislature hears your opposition to the Academic Bill of Restrictions.” During the hearings, Free Exchange on Campus had a couple of people lined up to testify as well as several people to speak during the public comment portion. My question however was, “what is...
  • Dodge Caravan rear shoulder belts don't catch in crash

    04/05/2006 12:52:59 AM PDT · by temp409 · 22 replies · 734+ views
    We wrecked our 2001 Dodge caravan 3-7-06 going only about 35mph, frontal crash, my daughters (12yrs. old) rear shoulder strap didn't catch and her face slammed the handle on back of the drivers seat, she suffered a concussion with blood from eye, nose and mouth. NHTSA or IIHS has never done a FRONTAL crash test with rear occupants and (ALL) Daimlerchryster Dodge caravan and durango rear shoulder straps do not catch when you jerk them and caravan didn't catch in our crash. Test for yourself, jerk the front then jerk the rear shoulder restraints, obviously something is wrong and children...
  • State investigates voter drive (North Carolina)

    08/19/2004 7:39:55 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 08/19/04 | RYAN TEAGUE BECKWITH
    State investigates voter drive Offhand, Prens Ferrell doesn't remember President Bush's party affiliation, his first name or his opponent in the fall election. He also doesn't know how his own personal information ended up on a Wake County voter-registration form. Even if he cared about politics, Ferrell couldn't vote. He is only 15. Because of problems on Prens' form and others, the State Board of Elections is investigating a voter-registration campaign in Wake County. Some of the forms turned in by the N.C. Public Interest Research Group had nonexistent addresses, suspiciously similar signatures, or birth dates that appear to have...
  • Voter List Reads Like Fiction (North Carolina/NCPIRG)

    08/19/2004 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 11 replies · 770+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 08/19/04 | Ruth Sheehan
    Voter list reads like fiction Langston Harris, if you're out there, can you give me a call? See, I've been trying to reach you since Tuesday morning, when I read about how your voter registration and more than a dozen others collected by the Public Interest Research Group, a lefty fund-raiser/do-gooder outfit, are being investigated by the local and state boards of election. But geez, man, you are hard to find. You're not listed in the phone book. The Raleigh address you gave the Board of Elections? Well, it doesn't appear to exist. What really amazes, though, are the coincidences....
  • Mercury: The Latest Green Scare Campaign

    01/16/2004 7:17:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies · 176+ views ^ | January 16, 2004 | Alan Caruba
    The Greens have mastered the ability to conjure up a scare campaign about almost anything to such perfection, one almost forgets that they are a lying bunch whose past lies have harmed the timber industry, those engaged in ranching and agriculture, those who provide the chemical building blocks of everything we use every day, and those responsible for providing the energy this nation requires to function. Let me show you how the Greens, assisted by journalists with an agenda, create such a campaign. In this case, the target is mercury, a common chemical widely used by various industries and which...