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Why Supporting ‘Black Lives Matter’ Could Mean A New Chapter For Environmentalism 20.12.2014 Think Progres

"It's not just about a post on Facebook or a blog entry or a series of supportive statements -- we're determined to engage on these issues over the long-haul."

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Tanzanian leader declares himself free of cancer after surgery 29.11.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete declared himself cancer-free on Saturday after undergoing prostate surgery in the United States earlier this month. Kikwete, 64, has led east Africa's second-biggest economy since 2005 but must step down next year at the end of his second and final term in office. "I was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer, which was later down-graded to stage 1 cancer," Kikwete said in a televised address at the airport after returning from the United States. ...
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday 20.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
$20 monthly contribution: click here Snail mail, the address is: Bill Harnsberger, 16 Pitt Street, Portland, ME, 04103. Thank you! From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… So let's say they do eventually build the Keystone XL pipeline. And, of course, there's eventually a big ol' blowout that dumps a whole bunch of Satan's bitumen where it shouldn't be dumped. I've been around the track long enough to know how the response will unfold: "We're not aware of any oil spill." "Oh….THAT? That's just a minor 'outflow event.' Nothing to see here, please move along." "Okay, yes. Now that the media and environmentalists have published photos and samples, it is, we conclude, a slightly larger event than first indicated." "I got this! I got this!" "Working with law enforcement agencies from the state and federal governments, we have succeeded in stopping the leak…of damning evidence by the media and environmentalists, and have banned them from the land and airspace around the area. If we catch them there again they'll be ...
Touch-Screen Votes Reportedly Flipping R to D and D to R in Several VA Towns [VIDEO] 5.11.2014 BradBlog
By our count, Virginia is now the 7th state to report touch-screen voting flipping in the 2014 election (though we may have missed a few in Pennsylvania and elsewhere). During Early Voting, prior to today's mid-term, we've covered 100% unverifiable touch-screen votes reportedly flipping on screen in Texas (D to R), ...
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Candidates in hottest races make final appeals: 'Your vote matters' 4.11.2014 LA Times: Nation
Hopscotching across fiercely divided terrain, candidates in the country's hottest contests made their final urgent appeals Monday in a midterm election that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and the size of the Republican House majority.
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Business briefs: Crunch time for BID election 1.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Time is running out for downtown commercial property owners and tenants to vote in the election that will decide whether a new property tax downtown will support things like marketing and maintenance. The property owners and tenants who haven't automatically gotten their ballots in the mail to vote in the downtown business improvement district tax election can request and receive them here in Steamboat. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett said she will be able to accept ballot request forms and give out ballots until 7 p.m. Tuesday at her office at in the Sequoia building at 141 Ninth St. Voters who have questions or who want to make an appointment to do ballot paperwork can contact Barnett at 970-846-1800 or at tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com. Only commercial property owners who are registered to vote in the state and whose property is registered in their name and not an entity like a business or corporation automatically will receive a ballot in the mail. Local grad joins Denver law ...
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Quick Hits: GOP Versus Registration Nation 31.10.2014 BradBlog
The pace of GOP voter suppression stories and scams is now cascading in faster than we're able to fully check out or report in detail. So, for now, here are a few very important stories that are likely to become even more relevant in the coming days, even as ...
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Why GA's Pre-Election Polls May Be Meaningless 30.10.2014 BradBlog
The Politicus USA headline typified MSM coverage of what Brad Friedman often refers to as the "horse race" -- "Democrats Surge As Michelle Nunn Leads Georgia Senate Race In Third Straight Poll." For The BRAD BLOG, and for a good many election integrity advocates and computer scientists, that narrow focus ignores ...
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Unverifiable Diebold Touch-Screen Voting Systems Reportedly Flipping R to D in Maryland 29.10.2014 BradBlog
As we told you recently, after 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems reportedly began flipping votes from Democratic to Republican in Texas, and from Republican to Democratic in Illinois, and then from "NO" to "YES" on an anti-choice measure in Tennessee, there would be more. There always is, as we discussed ...
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E-Votes Flip D to R in Texas, R to D in Illinois: More Trouble With Touch-Screens 28.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Diebold voting machine in El Paso, Texas, on February 25, 2008. Voting machines are increasingly popular in US elections, although concerns about accuracy and hacking persist. (Image via Shutterstock )And so begins our traditional, biennial (if not more frequent) coverage of partisans understandably freaking out when their 100% unverifiable touch-screen votes are seen flipping on screen from a candidate or candidates of their preferred party to a candidate or candidates from a different party. Historically, over the past decade since we've been covering it (and related issues), this issue has occurred far more often for Democratic voters seeing their votes flip to Republicans. Nonetheless, the opposite phenomenon (as well the scenario involving third party or independent candidates) is not entirely uncommon. And, in all cases, voters should be concerned, election officials should be embarrassed and elected officials who continue to allow the use of these unverifiable secret vote-counting systems --- ...
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E-Votes Flip D to R in Texas, R to D in Illinois: More Trouble With Touch-Screens (2014 Edition) 28.10.2014 Truthout.com
Diebold voting machine in El Paso, Texas, on February 25, 2008. Voting machines are increasingly popular in US elections, although concerns about accuracy and hacking persist. (Image via Shutterstock )And so begins our traditional, biennial (if not more frequent) coverage of partisans understandably freaking out when their 100% unverifiable touch-screen votes are seen flipping on screen from a candidate or candidates of their preferred party to a candidate or candidates from a different party. Historically, over the past decade since we've been covering it (and related issues), this issue has occurred far more often for Democratic voters seeing their votes flip to Republicans. Nonetheless, the opposite phenomenon (as well the scenario involving third party or independent candidates) is not entirely uncommon. And, in all cases, voters should be concerned, election officials should be embarrassed and elected officials who continue to allow the use of these unverifiable secret vote-counting systems --- ...
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Tanzania opposition sign unity deal ahead of 2015 elections 27.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Four main opposition parties in Tanzania have agreed to work together in key 2015 elections to try to end 50 years of dominance by the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, officials said on Monday. The four parties said in a statement they had decided to "field joint candidates at all levels of elections" in east Africa's second biggest economy, including in a parliamentary ballot and a presidential vote. ...
With L.A. council, ceremonial nonsense gets in the way of real action 26.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
This has been such a busy year for members of the Los Angeles City Council, you have to wonder if their coffee is spiked with Red Bull.
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Touch-Screen Votes Flip 'No' to 'Yes' on Abortion Amendment to State Constitution in TN 25.10.2014 BradBlog
Just after this morning's official start of our regular biennial coverage of votes flipping on 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems around the country, this report comes in right on cue from the great state of Tennessee... "I honestly sort of slapped my head and said, 'Why me? Why did this happen ...
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E-Votes Flip D to R in Texas, R to D in Illinois: More Trouble With Touch-Screens (2014 Edition) 24.10.2014 BradBlog
And so begins our traditional, biennial (if not more frequent) coverage of partisans understandably freaking out when their 100% unverifiable touch-screen votes are seen flipping on screen from a candidate or candidates of their preferred party to a candidate or candidates from a different party. Historically, over the past decade since ...
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Tanzania to hold referendum on new constitution in April 2015 22.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania will hold a referendum in April on a new constitution, its Attorney-General said on Wednesday, angering opposition parties which boycotted the drafting process and reject the draft charter. The row over the new constitution, which would replace one passed in 1977 when the east African Tanzania was under one-party rule, risks intensifying political divisions ahead of elections next year. ...
Business briefs: Walk-in ballot help now available for BID election 18.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Downtown commercial property owners and tenants who haven't automatically gotten their ballots in the mail to vote in the downtown business improvement district tax election can request and receive them here in Steamboat. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett said she will be able to accept ballot request forms and give out ballots until 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at her office at in the Sequoia building at 141 Ninth St. Barnett said the preferred method for voters still is to send and receive ballot forms to the designated election official in Denver. Voters who have questions or who want to make an appointment to do ballot paperwork can contact Barnett at 970-846-1800 or at tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com . Only commercial property owners who are registered to vote in the state and whose property is registered in their name and not an entity like a business or corporation automatically will receive a ballot in the mail. Broker gets new designation Colorado Group Realty real estate broker and owner Martin ...
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Business briefs: Downtown stakeholders can get BID tax ballots at walk-in location in Steamboat Springs 5.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Walk-in ballot help available Starting Oct. 13, downtown commercial property owners and tenants who don't automatically get their ballots in the mail to vote in the downtown business improvement district tax election will be able to request and receive them here in Steamboat. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett said she will be able to accept ballot request forms and give out ballots until 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at her office at in the Sequoia building at 141 Ninth St. Barnett said the preferred method for voters still is to send and receive ballot forms to the designated election official in Denver. Voters who have questions or who want to make an appointment to do ballot paperwork can reach Barnett at 970-846-1800 or at tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com. Only commercial property owners who are registered to vote in the state and whose property is registered in their name and not an entity like a business or corporation automatically will receive a ballot in the mail in mid-October. To learn more ...
Tanzania to ban public officials from holding private sector jobs 2.10.2014 World
By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In response to a growing outcry over corruption and abuse of office, Tanzania is working on a new law to ban elected leaders and civil servants from using their position to build business empires and enrich themselves. The law is intended to end numerous scandals that have arisen in the absence of a clear definition of conflict of interest. ...
How to vote in the upcoming downtown BID tax election 1.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Emailed to mcarter@spencerfane.com Casting ballots in the upcoming downtown business improvement tax election will be a bit complicated for some commercial property owners and tenants. The owners and tenants soon will be casting their ballots and deciding whether to impose a property tax increase of 4 mills on commercial property owners in the district to pay for maintenance and improvements downtown. The special election is mail-in only, and not everyone who is eligible to vote will automatically receive a ballot. Here's a breakdown of how it will work for the property owners, tenants and landlords who can vote in the district. If you're a downtown commercial property owner who is registered to vote in the state and the property is listed in your name, the process should be simple and you can expect to have a ballot arrive in your mailbox sometime between Oct. 13 and 22. Fill it out, sign the back and either mail it to the address included or plan on dropping it off at the Mainstreet Steamboat Springs ...
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