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Invasion of the The Austerions (This Modern World)

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Stop the sale of Trayvon shooting targets

http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=144

Stop the sale of Trayvon shooting targets

The silhouette on the paper target is faceless. But the hoodie, the Skittles and the iced tea leave nothing to the imagination. This is meant to be Travyon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old shot to death in February in Sanford, Florida.

Skittles brand candy is clearly depicted in the targets. The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a division of Mars Inc., produces and markets Skittles. They could stop the sale of these targets by taking legal action against the Hiller Armament Company, which sells the targets online.

Stop the sale of these targets by signing our petition to The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Mars Inc.

To The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Mars Inc.

We, the undersigned, urge you to take legal action the Hiller Armament Company for its unauthorized use of Skittles brand candy in a product sold by Hiller. The Skittles brand is clearly seen on the paper targets sold by Hiller intended to depict Travyon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old shot to death in February in Sanford, Florida.

Please take legal action to stop the sale of these items.

http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=144

Video shows Walker saying he will use 'divide and conquer' strategy

Gov. Walker denied his "budget repair bill" was about union busting, but this Jan. 2011 video exposes the truth and is shaking up Wisconsin.

Donate $4 below to recall Walker next month.
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/pcccrecallwalker?refcode=e5-2mo-fin

&feature=player_embedded

"Sorry"

from a NC friend,

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Help Stop Idaho's War on Wolves

https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2437&s_src=3WDW1208AFTX5&s_subsrc=fblike

Help Stop Idaho's War on Wolves

One year ago, Idaho finally got its chance to manage its wolves.

Since then, they have failed to manage these animals as the ecologically important wildlife that they are. Instead, state officials have pulled a bait-and-switch on wolf management planning.

By abandoning their original commitments to the Service and pandering to anti-wolf extremists, Idaho officials appear to be pursuing the ultimate goal of near decimation of wolves in the state.

It is clear that as a result of delisting, Idaho is pursuing a race to the bottom in wolf management -- and appear to be unraveling one of our nation's greatest conservation success stories: the restoration of Western wolves.

Take action now: Write to Interior Secretary Salazar urging him to immediately hold Idaho officials accountable for their extreme anti-wolf policies.

Education and an anti-gay mentality don't mix too well

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The majority voting on the rights of a minority

is simply wrong.


All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Thomas Jefferson

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

Mahatma Gandhi



Which counties cast the most votes against amendment one

This map is showing which counties cast the most votes against amendment one than in favor for it and notes the percentage of people 25 or older who have completed a bachelor's degree.

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I am about to go vote AGAINST Amendment One!

calling for the constitutional discrimination against a specific group of citizens, and denying benefits to families because they are part of this 'group' is most certainly hateful. Franklin Graham is now on a TV ad promoting it. His father, Billy promotes it also.

I'm afraid this may pass with most not having been told the full ramifications.



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Bill info
The long title of Senate Bill 514 is: "An Act to Amend the Constitution to Provide That Marriage Between One Man and One Woman is the Only Domestic Legal Union That Shall Be Valid or Recognized in This State."

The bill proposes to add a new section to article XIV, which covers miscellaneous provisions. The sections of the bill are as follows.

Section 1"Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts."

The bill appears to prevent not only same-sex marriages, but civil unions.

Section 2Specifies that the amendment shall be submitted to voters, and defines the ballot text.

Section 3Specifies that a simple majority vote is required for approval.

Sections 4 and 5Specify that the amendment will become effective when it is certified by the Secretary of State.




Supporters of the amendment will try to define it as only a choice on gay marriage while ignoring the harm it could cause to children, to our seniors and to victims of domestic violence.

Amendment One is a poorly written law that will have serious negative, unintended and harmful consequences on North Carolina’s children and families. The truth is that Amendment One is bad for North Carolina for the following reasons.

1. Harm To North Carolina’s Children

Amendment One will harm children and we have a role in protecting all of North Carolina’s children. This amendment could make it impossible for parents in committed, but unmarried relationships, to provide health care benefits to children in their household. In tough times like this we should not make it harder to raise a family and protect children.

2. Negative Effects on NC Seniors

Amendment One will hurt some of our seniors. Many older people who have previously lost spouses, but find love later in life never remarry, even though they are committed to their new partner. They do this to protect the benefits their previous spouse earned including health care, pensions, and Social Security, and Amendment One puts those benefits at jeopardy.

3. Dangerous Consequences for NC Women

Amendment One threatens domestic violence protections for unmarried women. Domestic violence protections for unmarried women could be declared unconstitutional because Amendment One legally recognizes only married couples as a family. Women deserve protections from domestic violence whether they are married or not.

Women deserve protections from domestic violence and stalking whether they are married or not. According to the Attorney General, leading experts at Duke and UNC law schools, and the state's Women's Commission, this amendment could take away those protections against violent acts from women whether they are married to their attacker or not. That’s wrong and dangerous.

***For example: An amendment similar to Amendment One caused Ohio courts to throw out domestic violence convictions. When an almost identical state amendment passed in Ohio, the courts there overturned 27 cases against attackers of unmarried women because the amendment meant that the state could only recognize married couples as a legal relationship with protected status.

http://www.ncdp.org/pages/741/

Wish the pro Amendment 1 ads here in NC would be considered hate speech and banned

but of course that will not happen... Still, calling for the discrimination against a specific group of citizens, and denying benefits to families because they are part of this 'group' is most certainly hateful. Franklin Graham is now on a TV ad promoting it. His father, Billy promotes it also.

I'm afraid this may pass with most not having been told the full ramifications of constitutional amendment one.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_Senate_Bill_514_(2011)

North Carolina Senate Bill 514 (2011) (also called Amendment 1) proposes to amend the North Carolina Constitution to limit the types of domestic unions valid or recognized.[1] Sponsored by Republican Sen. Peter Brunstetter, the bill was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in September 2011.[2] As a result, citizens of North Carolina will be voting on the amendment on May 8, 2012.[3]

North Carolina is the only US southern state that does not have a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions.[4] State law, however, already defines marriage as being between men and women.[5]

Bill info
The long title of Senate Bill 514 is: "An Act to Amend the Constitution to Provide That Marriage Between One Man and One Woman is the Only Domestic Legal Union That Shall Be Valid or Recognized in This State."

The bill proposes to add a new section to article XIV, which covers miscellaneous provisions. The sections of the bill are as follows.[1]

[edit] Section 1"Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts."

The bill appears to prevent not only same-sex marriages, but civil unions.[8]

[edit] Section 2Specifies that the amendment shall be submitted to voters, and defines the ballot text.

[edit] Section 3Specifies that a simple majority vote is required for approval.

[edit] Sections 4 and 5Specify that the amendment will become effective when it is certified by the Secretary of State.




Supporters of the amendment will try to define it as only a choice on gay marriage while ignoring the harm it could cause to children, to our seniors and to victims of domestic violence.

Amendment One is a poorly written law that will have serious negative, unintended and harmful consequences on North Carolina’s children and families. The truth is that Amendment One is bad for North Carolina for the following reasons.

1. Harm To North Carolina’s Children

Amendment One will harm children and we have a role in protecting all of North Carolina’s children. This amendment could make it impossible for parents in committed, but unmarried relationships, to provide health care benefits to children in their household. In tough times like this we should not make it harder to raise a family and protect children.

2. Negative Effects on NC Seniors

Amendment One will hurt some of our seniors. Many older people who have previously lost spouses, but find love later in life never remarry, even though they are committed to their new partner. They do this to protect the benefits their previous spouse earned including health care, pensions, and Social Security, and Amendment One puts those benefits at jeopardy.

3. Dangerous Consequences for NC Women

Amendment One threatens domestic violence protections for unmarried women. Domestic violence protections for unmarried women could be declared unconstitutional because Amendment One legally recognizes only married couples as a family. Women deserve protections from domestic violence whether they are married or not.

Women deserve protections from domestic violence and stalking whether they are married or not. According to the Attorney General, leading experts at Duke and UNC law schools, and the state's Women's Commission, this amendment could take away those protections against violent acts from women whether they are married to their attacker or not. That’s wrong and dangerous.

***For example: An amendment similar to Amendment One caused Ohio courts to throw out domestic violence convictions. When an almost identical state amendment passed in Ohio, the courts there overturned 27 cases against attackers of unmarried women because the amendment meant that the state could only recognize married couples as a legal relationship with protected status.

http://www.ncdp.org/pages/741/
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