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MTV's Voter’s Self-Defense Guide 2014







read about it here:
http://act.mtv.com/voter-defense-guide-2014/

CLIMATE OF TERROR --- by Tom Tomorrow

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/29/1332787/-Cartoon-Climate-of-terror

KRUGMAN: The INVISIBLE Super Rich---Americans have no idea just how unequal our society has become.

Americans have no idea how much the Masters of the Universe are paid, a finding very much in line with evidence that Americans vastly underestimate the concentration of wealth at the top.
http://www.people.hbs.edu/mnorton/norton%20ariely%20in%20press.pdf

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...........the truly rich are so removed from ordinary people’s lives that we never see what they have. We may notice, and feel aggrieved about, college kids driving luxury cars; but we don’t see private equity managers commuting by helicopter to their immense mansions in the Hamptons. The commanding heights of our economy are invisible because they’re lost in the clouds.

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Does the invisibility of the very rich matter? Politically, it matters a lot. Pundits sometimes wonder why American voters don’t care more about inequality; part of the answer is that they don’t realize how extreme it is. And defenders of the superrich take advantage of that ignorance. When the Heritage Foundation tells us that the top 10 percent of filers are cruelly burdened, because they pay 68 percent of income taxes, it’s hoping that you won’t notice that word “income” — other taxes, such as the payroll tax, are far less progressive. But it’s also hoping you don’t know that the top 10 percent receive almost half of all income and own 75 percent of the nation’s wealth, which makes their burden seem a lot less disproportionate.

Most Americans say, if asked, that inequality is too high and something should be done about it — there is overwhelming support for higher minimum wages, and a majority favors higher taxes at the top. But at least so far confronting extreme inequality hasn’t been an election-winning issue. Maybe that would be true even if Americans knew the facts about our new Gilded Age. But we don’t know that. Today’s political balance rests on a foundation of ignorance, in which the public has no idea what our society is really like.

The Rest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/opinion/paul-krugman-our-invisible-rich.html?_r=0

Judge Slams Voter Suppression Law — ‘Why Does The State Of North Carolina Not Want People To Vote?’

Judge Wynn, the only member of the panel who lives in North Carolina, appeared baffled by this provision. Explaining that he lives very close to a precinct that is not his assigned polling place, he asked the state to justify why his vote should be thrown out if he did not travel to a precinct that is further away from his home. At one point, his questions grew quite pointed — Why does the state of North Carolina not want people to vote?” Wynn asked. At another point, he described a hypothetical grandmother who has always voted at the same place. Why not “let her just vote in that precinct?” he wondered?


The Rest:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/29/3573080/judge-slams-voter-suppression-law-why-does-the-state-of-north-carolina-not-want-people-to-vote/

"As long as everybody has a gun we're all the same size"




South Louisiana restaurant gives discount for packing heat

"I just need to see a weapon. I need you to be carrying a gun," says Bergeron's owner Kevin Cox.

That's right. The restaurant began offering a 10% discount a couple of weeks ago, for bringing in both your appetite and your gun.

"As long as everybody has a gun we're all the same size," says Cox.


MORE (I for one, am NOT hungry):
http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/story/d/story/south-louisiana-restaurant-gives-discount-for-pack/38708/sHcTkauIbE6PLP-5bqkEmw

Huh?...."At some point somebody's boots have to be on the ground."

"At some point somebody's boots have to be on the ground."

-- House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted Business Insider, on ISIS.

http://www.businessinsider.com/boehner-im-happy-to-bring-congress-back-for-war-vote-if-obama-asks-2014-9#ixzz3EcgzVz1T

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling

"I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be," she said.


Ginsburg said that the Court, in CItizens United as well as in the case of Shelby County, "should have respected the legislative judgment."

"Legislators know much more about elections than the Court does. ... I think members of the legislature, people who have to run for office, know the connection between money and influence on what laws get passed."

According to Ginsburg, things may have played out differently had Justice Sandra Day O'Connor not retired so soon. She told The New Republic that O'Connor would have sided with the minority on Citizens United, Shelby County, as well as the Court's Hobby Lobby ruling.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/28/ruth-bader-ginsburg-citizens-united_n_5897760.html

NY Post -reflects Conservative values: This new-born is no longer a fetus & thus deserves no respect



http://redalertpolitics.com/2014/09/28/new-york-post-welcomes-chelsea-clintons-daughter-another-liberal-crybaby/

Wolves Introduced To Park To Revitalize Ecosystem (Beautifully-Amazing)

Wolves Introduced To Park To Revitalize Ecosystem
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

In 1995, naturalists re-introduced wolves into Yellowstone National Park in 1995. These wolves were on their own initially but that soon spiraled into something much more amazing



http://sfglobe.com/?id=14064&src=share_fb_new_14064
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2014/09/ruling-places-wyoming-wolves-back-under-federal-control/

President Obama: "That is not the society we want---It's not the society that our children deserve"

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Obama said these misgivings only serve to harm communities that are most in need of effective law enforcement.

"It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong policing reluctant to go to the police because they may not trust them," he said Saturday night in an address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner.


"And the worst part of it is it scars the hearts of our children," Obama said, adding that it leads some youngsters to unnecessarily fear people who do not look like them and others to constantly feel under suspicion no matter what they do.

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MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/28/obama-police-mistrust_n_5895670.html
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