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Is it just me, or does it seem that nobody is watching out for us?
Alan Grayson, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are.
Does it seem like this babe is telling the truth?
I am going to take a step aside for the most part about gun laws and gun rights and talk about another right that will pop up soon enough and that is the first amendment. The reason I bring up this amendment is because to nobody’s surprise, the Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest the memorial service for the dead in Connecticut’s shooting in their attempts to piss people off and milk a lawsuit from them. Now the WBC can get away with this because they use free speech, free religion and free assembly to legally do this, all from the 1st amendment. The question is should there be limits on the first amendments the same way we are proposing limits on the 2nd amendment? And we could go further. In response to the planned protests, Anonymous leaked private information about the church members. Is that covered by free speech? If that attack hypocritical? Just a thought to ponder.
Or is something else happening?
Bob Alexander is a great writer and activist, among other things. He is someone to follow. He used to live in the US, but decided to get the hell out about a year ago and move to Canada.
Here is his perspective on the polling results in Canada as compared to the results in America concerning the debates:
I watched the presidential and vice presidential debates on CBC up here in Beautiful British Columbia. During the debates viewers could vote on who was winning. The first debate’s results were: 76% Obama, and 18% Romney. The next morning I went online to read the American Polls. WTF!!?? Romney was declared the winner.
Then came the VP debate between Biden and Ryan. Again I watched it on CBC and the Canadian viewers voted 88% Biden and 10% Ryan. The next day American polls gave a slight edge to Biden. The CNN/ORC poll showed Ryan at 48% to Biden’s 44%. NBC Politics had Biden at 38% to Ryan’s 34% and CNBC reported a tie with Ryan and Biden both at 47%. WTF squared.
Pretty weird, huh?
I don’t trust our polling organizations or media organizations any farther then I can spit. They have refused to release the exit polling results since the machines were rolled out. Things just don’t add up.
Also from the editorial:
A multi-billion dollar PR firm takes control of the media and creates a phony narrative. Then corporate-owned proprietary voting machines count the ballots, and they tell us who “won.” They’ve got both sides of the transaction again. What could possibly go wrong?
Mano Singham in response to the attacks on US Embassies in response to a movie that says mean things about Islam:
When private individuals have been attacked by religious zealots, the acts have been condemned but also resulted in calls for greater sensitivity to the feelings of religious people. That is wrong-headed. What we really need is a greater global sensitivity to the right of free speech. Muslims, like any other religious group, will have to come to terms with the fact that their religious beliefs cannot be allowed to put limits on the speech of others however deliberately offensive it may seem to them.