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President John F. Kennedy Reminds You to Vote November 6th (PSA)

About this film:

Three days after the informal end to the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy filmed a public service announcement urging Americans to vote. His message was filmed on October 31, 1962, in the Fish Room (now the Roosevelt Room) in the West Wing of the White House. In the 43-second, black & white address, President Kennedy reminded viewers of the importance of voting to show the strength and importance of American freedom and democracy.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:37 AM (6 replies)

Biden: Romney's favorite time of year is

is when he gets to turn the clock back

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Nov 3, 2012, 03:31 PM (4 replies)

Middle East Carrier Strike Group Admiral replaced for 'inappropriate judgement

Stars and Strips is reporting today that Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, who was in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, is being temporarily reassigned due to an allegation of “inappropriate leadership judgment.”

A spokesperson for the Navy declined to give details on the allegation, but Stars and Stripes reports that ”it is highly unusual for the Navy to replace a carrier strike group commander during its deployment.”

The news comes just two days after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the replacement for Gen. Carter Ham, who was serving as commander of U.S. Africa Command. Ham was one of two top military commanders Panetta mentioned during a news conference on Thursday at the Pentagon, during which Panetta said the commanders “felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk” in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11., “without knowing what’s going on, without having some real-time information about what’s taking place.”

Details are scarce, but some can’t help wonder about the timing of these military shake-ups.


This is highly unusual maybe a seven days in May story?
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:05 PM (13 replies)

Fox News: Climate Change might be caused by Mars' wobble

Fox Reporter Thinks "Mars Wobbles" May Be Causing Climate Change On Earth

From the November 1 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

I watched the video and just lost 30 IQ points
she also quotes Lehman Brothers........


Raw story has the story too without the video

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 03:43 PM (25 replies)

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders is running against a four term Republican



Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had run no attack ads. In fact, he hadn’t run any TV commercials. He was still speaking in full sentences, not soundbites; still inviting voters to ask complicated questions on controversial issues—and still answering with big, bold proposals to address climate change, really reform healthcare with a single-payer “Medicare for All” program, steer money away from the Pentagon and toward domestic jobs initiatives, and counter the threat of plutocracy posed by Citizens United by amending the Constitution. Rejecting the empty partisanship of the pre-election frenzy, Sanders was ripping the austerity agenda of Romney and Paul Ryan, while warning that Obama and too many Democrats were inclining toward an austerity-lite “grand bargain” that would make debt reduction a greater priority than saving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

nd Sanders was winning—big. A poll conducted by the Democratic Party of Vermont had the independent senator with a 69–21 lead over his rival, Republican John MacGovern, a businessman and four-term Massachusetts state legislator who promised to replace “the only admitted socialist in the US Senate.” Sanders was ahead among women and men, across income and education categories, and in every region. “I go crazy with all these Democrats saying you have to go conservative to win, you have to go cautious to win. These damned consultants come in and say, ‘This is how you have to run,’ and it’s always the same: raise money, spend it on television, don’t say anything that will offend anyone. And the Democrats do it and then they end up in tight races, worried about whether they’ll make it,” says Sanders, who caucuses with Democrats but rarely takes advice from anyone in Washington. “For the life of me, I can’t figure out why progressives listen to consultants. Building movements, making progress on progressive issues— you have to talk to people, educate people, organize people.”

So Sanders took the money he raised for his re-election campaign and put it into an energetic door-knocking project that began long before other candidates were running TV ads. The point wasn’t to build name recognition; through forty years of losing and then winning elections, Sanders has been to virtually every town in the state. At the roughly 20,000 doors knocked on by the legions of Sanders volunteers during this campaign, the “ask” was for a lot more than votes. Vermonters were urged to come out and spend a few hours—yes, a few hours—with Sanders at their town halls. “We’ve organized meetings in towns of 300, and more than 100 people show up. They stay into the evening, talking about saving post offices and getting people dental care and bringing troops home from Afghanistan.”

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:25 AM (36 replies)

Hurricane Relief Romney Administration Style

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:18 AM (4 replies)
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