Archive for October 2nd, 2008

Are you registered to vote? Here’s a way to check.

| October 2, 2008 | 1 Reply
Are you registered to vote?  Here’s a way to check.

The non-partisan “I vote, you vote” is offering a way to check to see whether you are registered to vote.  At first I wondered whether this site was legitimate, but I entered a few names of known registered voters (including me!) and a few false names and the site was accurate every time.   Therefore, if […]

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Failed bailout bill may have authorized privatizing social security

| October 2, 2008 | Reply
Failed bailout bill may have authorized privatizing social security

Unlike some in Congress, I took the time to read the House version of the proposed bailout of Wall Street.  It failed and I believe that was the right thing. In Section 118 of the House bill under “funding” the bill said “the Secretary [of Treasury] may use any authority granted under Section 31 of […]

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Politicking Churches

| October 2, 2008 | 2 Replies
Politicking Churches

What’s the deal with preachers who are telling the flock how to vote. Is it really happening?  Why is it illegal for religions to promote particular candidates from the pulpit?  Ebonmuse has posted on this topic.

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The problems with mass marketing aimed at children

| October 2, 2008 | 9 Replies
The problems with mass marketing aimed at children

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood recently revamped its website.  One of the new features includes a fact sheet that provides the following information regarding modern marketing aimed at children (with citations to primary sources): Marketing directly to children is a factor in the childhood obesity epidemic. Marketing also encourages eating disorders, precocious sexuality, youth […]

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