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Left Over: Un-Friendly Persuasion..Voter Fraud and the CBC’s Lazy, Hazy Reportage

Donald Trump persuading Republicans, but would lose to Hillary Clinton, polls suggest Republican front-runner could lose big to a Democrat, with Bernie Sanders even stronger than Clinton By Éric Grenier, for CBC News Posted: Mar 23, 2016 9:43 AM ET Last … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Un-Friendly Persuasion..Voter Fraud and the CBC’s Lazy, Hazy Reportage

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Sanders Backs Up Clinton, Gets Back Stabbed By DNC

One of the notable moments of the Democratic Debate on CNN weeks ago was when Bernie Sanders bluntly said he was sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Clinton infamously used personal email for government business, which is illegal. Sanders took the high road and refused to pillory her. The Democratic Party is […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Sanders Backs Up Clinton, Gets Back Stabbed By DNC

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Free Trade, CETA, TPP, and the US and Canadian Federal Elections: Some Critical Perspective

The following is critical to understand – for the people of Canada, the US, Europe and the world: “free trade” deals such those already signed (NAFTA), and those being pushed through with great secrecy now (CETA, TTIP and TPP), are agreements which grant supra-national powers to transnational corporations, powers over and above democratically elected governments, . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Free Trade, CETA, TPP, and the US and Canadian Federal Elections: Some Critical Perspective

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bernie Sanders: Australian Perspective

Here’s a facebook comment from Australia I enjoyed.

Aleta Langdon:

A POLITICAL TIP FROM AUSTRALIA: The Republicans, Fox and Rupert Murdoch want Hillary to win the nomination so that they can crucify her in the Presidentials. (So much history, so much scandal, so many unanswered questions, so much to criticise,) They DO NOT want . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Bernie Sanders: Australian Perspective

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CIA Tortured For Bad Info

Don't worry folks, no one will go to prison for the massive torture program we ran, but we'll still condemn other countries for injustice.

— Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) December 9, 2014

Canada is implicated.

Ahem. RT @Independent: These are the countries that will be worried by the CIA 'torture' report pic.twitter.com/2QAHWysfhU

— Doug Saunders . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: CIA Tortured For Bad Info

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Colbert At Google. Replacing Letterman

Left Over: Intervention and Dissention…

The Ukraine crisis: John Kerry and NATO must calm down and back off

The Guardian

2 Mar 2014: Jonathan Steele: The hysterical reaction to Russian military movements in Crimea won’t help. Only Kiev can stop this crisis becoming a catastrophe This was a great analysis of the real issues in the Ukraine, and the plea . . . → Read More: Left Over: Intervention and Dissention…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Obama’s NSA is the East German Stasi of our time

German leader flat out states that Obama’s government is little better than the East German Stasi.

“In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in East Germany, where she grew up.

. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Obama’s NSA is the East German Stasi of our time

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: PRISM: Obama Didn’t End Illegal Spying, He Extended It

“There are no checks and balances here, and we’ve got to restore them.” Sensenbrenner, Republican who drafted the Patriot Act II.

Go read 2001/2002 debate over the Patriot Act – NOBODY thought it enabled mass, indiscriminate, bulk collection of all Americans' records.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 11, 2013

Sensenbrenner pointed out the government administration can . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: PRISM: Obama Didn’t End Illegal Spying, He Extended It

The Political Road Map: Our Strength Is In Our Differences

A letter from an unknown Canadian to the American people.

While I imagine the majority of America is upset over the recent closure of thr government, I suspect that more anger is felt because of the sheer indecision between the republicans and democrats.

As an outsider looking in, It is hard not to question . . . → Read More: The Political Road Map: Our Strength Is In Our Differences

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: PRISM: NSA Watching the Innocent

Technology and civil liberty experts knew PRISM was a very real possibility. I knew, and wrote about it last August. The National Security Agency (NSA) (star bad guy org. in the Will Smith movie Enemy of the State) has been collecting domestic Americans’ phone and Internet records since at least 2007. This activity is a . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: PRISM: NSA Watching the Innocent

Autonomy For All: America’s Political Nightmare in One Paragraph

My god this may be the finest paragraph Paul Rosenberg has ever written: In truth, the Republican party only has three problems: its policies are unpopular, its policies do not work, and they hate everybody who does not agree with them. In contrast, the Democratic party has only one problem: it wants to be more . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: America’s Political Nightmare in One Paragraph

The Scott Ross: Republicans Are Like Liberals

Liberals had their leader defined by their opposition in 2006 and 2009. Republicans suffered the same fate in 2012 and Democrats are already attempting to define likely candidate Senator Marco Rubio (video below). Liberals like to think they share a f… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Republicans Are Like Liberals

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. Election 2012: There Was a War on Women, and the Women Won

If you think the big winners of Tuesday night’s election were Barack Obama and the Democrats, you’re wrong. Journalist, opinion writer, and author of two books on progressive politics, Amanda Marcotte, argues, convincingly, that the big … . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. Election 2012: There Was a War on Women, and the Women Won

The Scott Ross: Now Americans Need To Follow Republican Lead

Voters showed the Republican Party doesn’t represent America, but in losing the election and now facing hard choices, for America’s sake, perhaps Republicans should. For today, after losing the Presidency, again, and additional senate seats, Republica… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Now Americans Need To Follow Republican Lead

The Scott Ross: Why Your Vote Means Something

If your vote is meaningless because it’s only one out of 140 million cast, what does that say about you, the importance of your one life on a planet with 7 billion others? Not to mention the short span of your years compared to the billions that came before it and the billions of years . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why Your Vote Means Something

The Scott Ross: There Is No End For Hope & Change

It is hard to imagine how much Obama has let the American people down from his lofty rhetoric in 2008 and how little hope and change he has actually delivered. This of course is not because Obama failed to uphold these particular promises, though it’s readily admitted he’s failed to uphold others; there is resentment . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: There Is No End For Hope & Change

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Psychology of Liberals and Conservatives

Wired: It’s election season in the U.S., and the campaigning between the Democrats and Republicans is fiercer than ever. Now, here at GeekDad, we prefer to steer clear of partisan politics, so this posting is not going to tap-dance into that minefield; instead, we’re going to take a look at the more interesting subject of . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Psychology of Liberals and Conservatives

The Scott Ross: Superpowers Have Super-partisanship

When you concentrate the world’s politics in one superpower, extreme polarization is inevitable. The vitriolic partisanship that has only reached record levels in the United States has increased because the country’s influence has.

George Washington hated political parties, he warned they could destroy the nation. In his farewell address in 1796 Washington warned . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Superpowers Have Super-partisanship

The Scott Ross: Ignatieff’s Liberals & Romney’s Republicans

The comparison between Canadian politics and American politics has been made more than once, the similarity of Liberal and Republican dominance in their respective countries during the last century is the most obvious. But in recent years Liberals and Republicans seem to be sharing more and more in common, Michael Ignatieff and Mitt . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Ignatieff’s Liberals & Romney’s Republicans

The Scott Ross: Time Will Merge What Liberals & NDPers Can’t

Up upon an isolated mountain top, in a dark and long forgotten manor, underneath thunderous clouds, a large titanic body of gears and motors emblazoned in red stands motionless. The large lifeless liberal leviathan, composed of parts gathered from across the land and across time is all but complete except for a spark, that force . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Time Will Merge What Liberals & NDPers Can’t

The Scott Ross: Less Liberal, Less Canadian

In 2006 Howard Dean spoke at the Liberal Leadership convention. In 2008 many Liberal organizers went to the United States and worked for the Democrats. In that same year many Liberals attempted to draw similarities between Liberal Leadership candidate and longtime American resident Michael Ignatieff with Barack Obama. In 2009 Liberals began using the same . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Less Liberal, Less Canadian

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Dark Orwellian Future: Top Secret America

Julian Assange isn’t the only person concerned that Facebook is the greatest spy machine ever created. There are lesser known surveillance nets and data mining underway. Did you know that most text messages sent on 9/11 were captured by a secret system, and later leaked to WikiLeaks?

NSA employee: “A vicious campaign against whistle blowers . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Dark Orwellian Future: Top Secret America

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Iowa Nice?

A response to the conventional political media spin about Iowa…

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Bill Longstaff: Americans OK with taxes but not with the system

I admit to some surprise. Listening to the Republican contenders for the presidential nomination, you might think Americans wanted nothing more than to pay less taxes. In fact, according to a recent Pew Research Centre survey, most Americans (52 per cent) believe they pay about the right amount of tax. Interestingly, there has been a . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Americans OK with taxes but not with the system