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Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:05 PM

URGENT: Petition: Provide Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection immediately

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https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/provide-bernie-sanders-secret-service-protection-immediately-leading-democratic-presidential-candidate-and-senator

We petition the obama administration to:

Provide Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection immediately as a leading Democratic presidential candidate and Senator.


Bernie Sanders is a sitting U. S. Senator and a leading candidate in the presidential campaign of 2016. Recent disturbances at Bernie Sanders campaign events have shown his vulnerability with regard to potentially violent confrontations with disturbed people. In 2007, at a similar stage in that campaign, Barack Obama was given Secret Service protection by George W. Bush for exactly this reason, and he had not even experienced such disturbances yet, nor was Obama attracting crowds of over 25,000 regularly, as Senator Sanders is. This situation must not be allowed to continue a moment longer. Bernie Sanders must have immediate Secret Service protection, just as the other leading candidate does.

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I am especially concerned since Bernie has taken unprecedented brave stances on issues. Please add your name to the petition if you feel the same. In case you are unaware of his stance on the IMF, let it be known, NO candidate has ever spoken truth to power like Bernie has. There is no equal to Bernie Sanders in this race, IMHO.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/bernie-sanders-will-end-the-imfs-economic-violence-in-greece-and-africa_b_7723284.html

We should recognize and publicize the fact that Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who is talking about what the IMF is doing to Greece, the only presidential candidate who has a track record of opposing the IMF, the only presidential candidate who, if elected, is likely to do anything to end the economic violence of the IMF.


When more Democrats own the fact that the IMF agenda is the NAFTA-WTO-TPP agenda with a European internationalist smiley face mask pasted on, the IMF will be on a fast train to the dustbin of history. And this is not necessarily a remote prospect - the fact that this is the fundamental identity of the IMF is well known among labor activists, for example.

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Reply URGENT: Petition: Provide Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection immediately (Original post)
mother earth Sep 2015 OP
LiberalElite Sep 2015 #1
mother earth Sep 2015 #2
napi21 Sep 2015 #3
Phlem Sep 2015 #4
hootinholler Sep 2015 #5
left-of-center2012 Sep 2015 #6
mother earth Sep 2015 #9
Hiraeth Sep 2015 #7
SCVDem Sep 2015 #8
mother earth Sep 2015 #12
Babel_17 Sep 2015 #10
mother earth Sep 2015 #13
Omaha Steve Sep 2015 #11
DesertFlower Sep 2015 #14
Duval Sep 2015 #15
retrowire Sep 2015 #16
mak3cats Sep 2015 #17
vanlassie Sep 2015 #18
Action_Patrol Sep 2015 #19
mother earth Sep 2015 #27
Action_Patrol Sep 2015 #28
BeanMusical Sep 2015 #20
merrily Sep 2015 #21
Action_Patrol Sep 2015 #22
SusanCalvin Sep 2015 #23
Demeter Sep 2015 #24
mother earth Sep 2015 #31
Demeter Sep 2015 #36
DiehardLiberal Sep 2015 #25
Milliesmom Sep 2015 #26
azmom Sep 2015 #29
Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2015 #30
Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2015 #32
mother earth Sep 2015 #33
Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2015 #34
certainot Sep 2015 #35
silvershadow Sep 2015 #37
LovingA2andMI Sep 2015 #38
PatrickforO Sep 2015 #39
PumpkinAle Sep 2015 #40
FuzzyRabbit Sep 2015 #41
SmittynMo Sep 2015 #42
Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2015 #43
Duppers Sep 2015 #44
Michigan-Arizona Sep 2015 #45
Enthusiast Sep 2015 #46
emsimon33 Sep 2015 #47
turbinetree Sep 2015 #48
Old Crow Sep 2015 #49
chknltl Sep 2015 #50
prairierose Sep 2015 #51
d_legendary1 Sep 2015 #52
tclambert Sep 2015 #53
robertpaulsen Sep 2015 #54
John Poet Sep 2015 #55
Disabled15 Sep 2015 #56
red dog 1 Sep 2015 #57
Dont call me Shirley Sep 2015 #58
bec Sep 2015 #59
DrBulldog Sep 2015 #60
red dog 1 Sep 2015 #62
Wilms Sep 2015 #67
red dog 1 Sep 2015 #72
Petrushka Sep 2015 #61
mother earth Sep 2015 #69
Motown_Johnny Sep 2015 #63
ion_theory Sep 2015 #64
snot Sep 2015 #65
Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2015 #66
L0oniX Sep 2015 #68
mother earth Sep 2015 #70
John Poet Sep 2015 #71
mother earth Sep 2015 #73
Ferd Berfel Sep 2015 #74
mother earth Sep 2015 #75

Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:08 PM

1. Signed - Thanks! nt

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:12 PM

2. TY, we need all the signatures we can get to get this done. :)

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:12 PM

3. Done! nt

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:17 PM

4. Done.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:29 PM

5. Hmmm, While I would love to see him with the SS around

It's not clear that Hillary would have a SS detail if she wasn't a former first lady.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:33 PM

6. It's not clear that Hillary would have a SS detail if she wasn't a former first lady.

Plus she has her rope line to keep reporters away.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:03 PM

9. His unprecedented stance on the IMF qualifies him for protection IMHO.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:35 PM

7. signed and shared on FB

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:03 PM

8. Did anyone ask Bernie?

 

Just sayin'!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:10 PM

12. Wait, he's on my speed dial, I'll get back to you.

Are you kidding? Please, the man needs it, let's hope we are successful. This was a subject here months ago.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:04 PM

10. 7,314

Long way to go but once people hear about it, I think the number will rapidly climb.

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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:10 PM

13. I do too. nt

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:06 PM

11. Signed & shared

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:17 PM

14. signed.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:19 PM

15. Signed!!

 

So glad you alerted me about this petition. My husband will sign, also. Yes, he definitely needs protection.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:20 PM

16. rest assured!

I signed this months ago! We got Bernie's back!

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:26 PM

17. K & R...

Both me and my SO signed...

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:28 PM

18. Kick

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:28 PM

19. The Capitol Police would put a detail on him

Before the Secret Service would. It was that way for Kerry, Edwards and Obama.

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:52 PM

27. No, it wasn't, they did this for Obama. And since, things are far crazier, and with Bernie's stance

on the IMF, esp., I believe it's called for which is why this OP.

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Response to mother earth (Reply #27)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:54 PM

28. I work in the Senate. I know guys that were with him

No offense, but you don't know what you're talking about. The Capitol Police gave him a detail and then the Secret Service picked him up after.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:31 PM

20. Yes, yes please

I signed the petition... He needs protection, I've been worried about this right from the start. He's pissing off very powerful and nasty people... I'm really worried.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:32 PM

21. I have mixed feelings. Does he want this?

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Response to merrily (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:37 PM

22. It's not like he can opt out if he's the nominee

Or The President.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:40 PM

23. Oh dear God yes. nt

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:41 PM

24. I am of two minds on this

 

1) the Secret Service betrayed Kennedy....perhaps both of them

2) the Secret Service supposedly cleaned house, when Obama's security was violated repeatedly. There is no way to be sure that the cleaning "took", or that the Service cannot be subverted by sufficient money (see the brothel scandals).

Besides, Bernie is not fearful. He's flying commercial like any other citizen, walking freely amongst crowds that adore him. If Bernie asks for protection, I agree, he's entitled to it.

I suspect that should any fool try, the would-be assassin gets the same treatment that the terrorist on the French train got.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:02 PM

31. Good point, I'm thinking at least if the petition is successful TPTB know we are concerned &

have his back.

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Response to mother earth (Reply #31)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:11 PM

36. Then they will go to even more extreme lengths to fix their rigged system

 

I am much happier if Bernie flies under their radar.

Of course, all the exhumation of Biden as candidate shows that our revolution isn't REALLY under the radar....the Non-Natives are getting restless!

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:51 PM

25. Done. So important!

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:52 PM

26. Posted other places ??

 

Is the link to the petition posted on his many Facebook pages, so many people have started pages for him, also he has a site on Pinterest. The more people that see it will sign, I suggest the link be put on Howard Dean's Facebook since so many people visited him that supported Bernie, maybe even email Ed Shultz with the link. I don't belong to Facebook or I would be happy to post the link.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:57 PM

29. Signed

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:00 PM

30. Kickin'

and good for 2 signatures in this household.

K&R

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:03 PM

32. Seems stuck at 7,398 n/t

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:07 PM

33. You will be asked to confirm via email & maybe the page needs to be "refreshed" for the latest

count?

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:09 PM

34. Oh, now at 7,407

but seems like it should be moving much faster.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:10 PM

35. this should be a no brainer. two people

getting right up to him on stage set an example

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:11 PM

37. Done. nt

 

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:13 PM

38. Signed!!

Proudly!!!

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:18 PM

39. I've signed. Good idea. K&R

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:26 PM

40. Signed

92,573 to go - come on get out the word.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:34 PM

41. Signed

I remember only too well watching Robert Kennedy on the TV the night he was assassinated.

And I remember when JFK was assassinated, and Martin Luther King. Anytime someone prominent has an idea that a lot of people don't like, he becomes a target. And heaven knows that Sanders is pissing off a lot of greedy psychopath billionaires.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:39 PM

42. 7447

I have yet to receive an email confirmation. So, at this time, I would suspect my signature is not processed. I hope the reason for the delay in notification to me is due to the huge amount of signatures. One can only hope.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 12:23 AM

43. 7,487

My signature hasn't popped up yet, and I signed about an hour ago. Too bad the time isn't included in the postings. Much too slow.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 01:19 AM

44. Done. Thanks for the link.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 01:54 AM

45. Done! 2 signatures from our house n/t

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 04:39 AM

46. I believe I signed this back a while.

When I sign now I don't get a verification e-mail. So, I must have signed before. I guess.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 05:23 AM

47. Done

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 10:45 AM

48. Completed and Signed

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 10:45 AM

49. Done; thanks for link. 7,642 (N/T)

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 12:25 PM

50. Done, KnR n/t

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 12:34 PM

51. signed... n/t

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 02:20 PM

52. 7,738

DONE!

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 02:55 PM

53. This is a good idea, BUT would it mean all the Republicans get Secret Service protection, too?

I mean, there are only so many Secret Service agents.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 04:03 PM

54. Done. K & R!

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 04:34 PM

55. Done.

 

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 04:43 PM

56. Signed

Confirmed, refreshed and number didn't change maybe it takes a bit?

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 05:05 PM

57. Signed!...K&R

But the latest figure I saw was only 7,835 signatures so far.

If it doesn't get more than 92,000 more signatures by Sept. 11, the White House won't even have to comment on the petition, let alone actually consider granting Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection.

Getting 92,000 more signatures in less than 10 days will not be an easy task.

Why haven't more than 7,835 people signed this petition by now.. since it was started August 12?

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 05:11 PM

58. Signed, sealed, delivered.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 05:21 PM

59. Signed

 

and shared.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 05:34 PM

60. Yes. I remember watching the TV coverage from California the night when Bobby Kennedy was shot.

 

There was practically no security in place during his campaign.

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Response to DrBulldog (Reply #60)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 06:45 PM

62. RFK was shot from inches behind his head by a security guard ...

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.....named Thane Eugene Cesar.
.Bobby knew who shot him before he died & grabbed Cesar's bow tie as he fell to the ground.

Powder burns on RFK's neck indicate he was shot from no more than 1 to 3 inches away.
All the witnesses said that Sirhan Sirhan got no closer than 6-8 FEET away from RFK

Ace Security guard Thane Eugene Cesar killed RFK
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014109939#post37


If Bobby had gotten Secret Service protection, Cesar couldn't have murdered him.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #62)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 08:26 PM

67. Here's a link to that post

 

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Response to Wilms (Reply #67)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 02:32 PM

72. Thanks for that.

I'm usually very careful to check any link I post to make sure it's good; but I was tired when I posted that link & forgot to check it.
(I even misspelled Democratic)

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 05:56 PM

61. Signed and, then, posted on my Facebook page.

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Response to Petrushka (Reply #61)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 08:58 PM

69. TY, this is great, we need to spread this far & wide!

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 06:59 PM

63. done

 

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 07:02 PM

64. I weirdly thought about this the other day.

Sounds like I have my tin foil hat on, and not to compare Bernie to them, but many people throughout history have been killed for saying the things Bernie is saying. Plus most of them were Socialist.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 07:50 PM

65. Also,

don't want to derail this very worthy thread, but just want to say, I hope Bernie and his people are prepared for ALL kinds of tricks.

TPTB are NOT going to start lying down just because a majority of informed voters express their wishes clearly.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 07:59 PM

66. 7,904

Continues to be verrry slow.

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 08:37 PM

68. Done.

 

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 09:01 PM

70. TY, all of you! Keep spreading this petition far & wide, if you do FB or any other social media,

keep spreading the word 'til we get this done.

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Response to mother earth (Reply #70)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 11:51 PM

71. Reposted in a bunch of Facebook groups

 

that I'm in....

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Response to John Poet (Reply #71)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 11:18 PM

73. TY, JP! :) nt

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Response to mother earth (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:04 PM

74. Petition was closed (fairly quickly)

Any one hear why?

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #74)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:55 PM

75. If I remember correctly it closed 9/11 & did not get enough signatures. I found out quite late

about this. The creator of the petition should've done more to get this out there where undoubtedly he would've garnered enough support.

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