By: 350.org | Press Release: WASHINGTON – April 23, 2013 – Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department following the publication of the latest deficient environmental review urging that the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline be rejected. Across [...]
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Is Kim Jong Un crazy or what? If he attacks South Korea or U.S hell may broke loose. Despite U.S’s problems (which are too many) it has nuclear capabilities that it can destroy North Korea 100 times over. Then imagine China and Russia getting involved,it will be a disaster of the proportion that the world has not seen before.
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With Rob Portman, the senator from Ohio along with the many prominent Republicans like Dick Cheney, Meg Whitman and Laura Bush supporting gay marriage is it possible to see a GOP candidate in 2016 run supporting gay marriage.
In 2012 all the GOP candidates where opposed to same sex marriage. Most in fact supported a constitutional amendment prohibiting the marriage of anyone other than a man and a women. Only John Hutsman supported civil unions. And it should be noted that Ron Paul said that the government should get out of marriage and let everyone pretty much define it for themselves.
Currently most of the
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This week the U.S supreme court has been hearing oral arguments for and against same sex marriage as well as the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA). The answers to these cases will come in at the end of June. Quite frankly I am hopeful, but know that the supreme court will probably not make a national consensus on this issue.
The Supreme court of the U.S unlike our own is very politically motivated. It is relatively safe to assume that their our 4 justices on both sides of bench for and against same sex marriage and Anthony Kennedy in the middle
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This article clearly highlights why real gun control legislation is needed in the United States, the number of gun deaths is staggering, “In the 98 days since (Sandy Hook), guns have killed at least 2,243 more people.”
How many more people will have to die senseless deaths from guns before real action is taken to stop these tragedies? The map below illustrates this situation:
You can also check out the map here, by clicking on this link and then clicking “Next.” This map keeps a running account of the gun deaths across the United States since the tragic
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Mar 13, 2013: The U.S. government lied to the American people – and the rest of us – about that Keystone XL tar sands pipeline assessment. The State Department’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) report on the proposed 875-mile long pipeline, which would ship up to [...]
By: Cora Currier and Justin Elliott | ProPublica, Feb. 26, 2013: The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens – a narrow issue that accounts for a miniscule proportion of the hundreds of drone READ MORE
(Gallup: Staggering 99 Percent of Americans See Iran’s Nuclear Program as ‘Threat’ Americans See Civilian Program as a Bigger Threat Than North Korea’s Actual Nukes by Jason Ditz, February 20, 2013) ”A grim new poll from Gallup shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, indeed 99 percent of them, believe that Iran’s civilian nuclear program [...]
Prominent Chinese military officers are speaking of an east Asia from which the U.S. has been forced out. And they’re hoping to see that reality within 20-years.
Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu, at the People’s Liberation Army’s National Defence University, told Fairfax Media this week that American strategic influence would be confined ”east of the Pacific midline” as it is displaced by Chinese power throughout East Asia, including Australia. Colonel Liu’s interpretation of one facet of what the new Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, calls ”a new type of great power relationship” adds to the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding China’s
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U.S need not fear a foreigner invader. It looks it will implode and destroy itself. The following video shows the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.
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In this TED talk, Bryan Stevenson starts a conversation about injustice that we all need to hear. The youtube description says this: In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a [...]
Afghanistan could be characterized as a perpetual civil war waged by people who range from bad to worse. Leaders change sides effortlessly, ally with and betray each other routinely.
But Africa’s Afghanistan, Mali, and the rest of the war in the Sahara is far more complex, far more confusing. If Afghanistan is code for “quagmire,” North Africa is the geopolitical equivalent of the Le Brea Tar Pits. It’s a war that only recently surfaced in our newspapers but it’s been going on for decades, confounding Western leaders throughout.
Here’s an example.
Over the last few years, Washington’s
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I agree with Piers Morgan on this, Alex Jones’ angry rant is the best advertisement out there for gun control. It is people like Jones who defy common-sense, though unfortunately people like him have a following, which is why there is a lack of common sense in many areas of American policy, including gun control. It is appalling how Alex Jones is afraid to confront the facts about gun violence – facts and reality are anathema to him. He cannot come to terms with the fact that gun violence is dramatically lower in Britain because of stricter gun control measures
TO LIVE AND DIE IN AMERICA
3 Shot And Killed In Mich… 18-Year-Old Shot Multiple Times, Dies… Man Kills Wife, Teen, Himself… Man Shoots, Kills Own Son… Cops Shoot Teen Dead… Man Gunned Down In Parking Lot… 5 Dead In Spate Of Shootings… 2 Murdered In Philly… 2 Kansas Cops Shot Dead… Shooter Killed… 4 Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide… Ga. Cop Dies From Gunshot… Argument Leads Teen To Shoot Friend… Man Shot To Death…Teen Dies After Being Tied Up, Shot… Man Shot Dead In Street… Drug Deal Leads To Shooting Death… Mother Of 2 Killed In Road Rage Shooting…
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Finally, a TV ad that tells it like it is: Exxon hates your children! That’s according to: Exxon Hates Your Children: “From As Congress debates what actions to take to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” perhaps no programs are less worthy of government support than those which subsidize Big Oil, Gas, and Coal. Read on to [...]
Those shitkickers in Texas may bellow that global warming is a hoax but tell that to their cattle. The U.S. “national herd,” that peaked in 1975 at 132-million head of cattle (when the U.S. population was just 215-million), dropped to… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Global Warming Hits Texas Longhorns
These are the Canadian Progressive’s Canada and U.S. news headlines November 9, 2012. CANADA: The ugly truth about Stephen Harper’s foreign policy – Rabble.ca Disabled vets, ‘struggling’ widows line up to vent frustrations… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada and U.S. news headlines on November 9 2012
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 [...]
by Cora Currier | ProPublica Drones have become the go-to weapon of the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy, with strikes in Yemen in particular increasing steadily. U.S. drones reportedly killed twenty-nine people in Yemen recently, including perhaps ten civilians. Administration officials regularly celebrate the drone war’s apparent successes— often avoiding details or staying anonymous, but claiming tacit credit for the U.S. In June, a day after Abu Yahya Al-Libi was killed in Pakistan, White House spokesman Jay Carney trumpeted the death of “Al Qaeda’s Number-Two.” Unnamed officials confirmed the strike in at least ten media outlets. Similarly, the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki by
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As the 2012 U.S. presidential election approaches, it’s safe to assume that a significant chunk of the debate will revolve around same-sex unions. This graphic from the Marriage & Family Counseling puts things into perspective. Source: Marriage and Family Counseling Degrees RELATED: On the chopping block, Canada gay marriages Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay” Federal NDP launches Rainbow Day on May 1st International solidarity toperdos Uganda’s anti-gay bill
Written by Justin Elliott | ProPublica On a Saturday afternoon last February, journalist Carl Bernstein got up on stage at the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan and delivered a speech questioning the listing of an obscure Iranian group called the Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK) on the U.S. government list of officially designated foreign terrorist organizations.The speech, before a crowd an organizer put at 1,500, made Bernstein one of the few journalists who has appeared at events in a years-long campaign by MEK supporters to free the group from the official terrorist label and the legal sanctions that come with it. He
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Tar sands extraction, which has caused tremendous pollution and environmental degradation in Canada, has crossed the border to U.S. soil taken root in Utah.
Prominent Academics Respond to the TPP (via EFF) We asked several academics to let us know their thoughts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement… RELATED: The Canadian Progressive World joins global protest against ACTA