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  • Reply to: Bloomberg Denounces NRA/ALEC "Shoot First" Laws   4 weeks 16 hours ago

    "Your lives and the lives of your children are a lot less safe than they used to be."

    Anyone with an internet connection or common sense (yes, real common sense) would know that we are currently enjoying crime rates lower than they have been at any point during the past 50 years.

    PRWatch. reporting on spin or helping to disseminate spin?

  • Reply to: ALEC's Jeffersonian Project Pushes to Amend Constitution   4 weeks 1 day ago

    It will take 10 years to pay off Iraq war and they are too busy trying to start another war to worry about budget.

  • Reply to: ALEC’s Extreme Legislative Agenda for 2014   1 month 14 hours ago

    Don't worry, you won't have to use a licensed funeral home, or cemetery, for that matter. A Hefty bag with the trash would work just fine. The non-union trash workers won't care, either, and if they do - they can't complain, or they will be replaced with another minimum-wage person willing to do it - likely an illegal alien, since they ask no questions - at least in English!

  • Reply to: CMD again Target of Attack-Dog Journalism   1 month 15 hours ago

    Our mid-late 20th century and forward history tells us that when minorities - particularly, Black people - are involved in operations like these, the operations are, at least, being aided by agencies higher up the "dirty works" food chain than just some clown like O'Keefe and/or any of his allies --- even the monied ones; Koch Bros. types might be bankrolling stuff like this but the green light comes from a different place.

    Look closely and it seems there's an active battle going on where one side, most certainly, has drawn a line in the sand and ANYTHING or ANYONE not on its side is an enemy to be actively attacked. It appears there is a flagrant disregard for federal, state, and local municipality laws, whether it be police openly and wantonly killing, maiming, or harassing citizens or politicians making open threats to people with whom they disagree. The goal seems to be aggravated division of world view and socio-cultural ideology. And this side has much of the media ready at the wait for their next, what and how to spin, command.

    The goal? Ensure by whatever means necessary, that they hold political sway numbers-wise, between 2016 and 2018 in order to attempt to wrangle into the highest office a person who, without prompting, will advocate for their every wish -------- and be damned with the rest of us.

  • Reply to: Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: The Facts on Sticky Leaks, Billion Dollar Spills, and Dirty Air   1 month 1 day ago

    We need specific laws that are the same everywhere pipelines are laid. The cleanup costs and perpetual maintenance funds should be waiting for any present and all future repairs and cleanup. The property owners should be remunerated for the cost of the land and home, as if it weren't in a toxic dump and multiples added should it be historic land held over one generation. Should the water be contaminated, the corporations will have to buy these properties and steward the land in perpetuity until it can be certifiably clean and made into federal parks as a reminder of what can happen if we are not responsible stewards of the land.

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Bill Moyers presents "United States of ALEC," a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of -- ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.