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Friday, February 23, 2018

THANK YOU, FROM AL.

FROM: AL FRANKEN.


Dear David,

This has been a tough few months. I can't tell you how hard it was to step away from serving in the United States Senate - the best job I've ever had.

And I can't tell you how much it's meant to me, to Franni, and to our family to hear from so many supporters wishing us well and telling us that you're still ready to fight for the progressive values we share.

As I said on the day I announced my resignation from the Senate, I might be giving up my seat in that chamber, but I'm not giving up my voice. I'm going to keep fighting for those values, too.

But, today, I just wanted to write to say thank you.

Thank you for taking a chance on me more than a decade ago when I stepped up to run for the Senate - and helping me to win that first race by just 312 votes.

Thank you for fighting alongside me every step of the way for the progressive values we share: values like justice, equality, integrity, and honesty.

Thank you for making it possible to practice a politics focused, as my hero Paul Wellstone put it, on improving people's lives.

I am so proud of the progress we've made together. From passing the Affordable Care Act and extending health insurance to tens of millions of families to pairing veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with service dogs that make their days a little easier. From defending net neutrality and fighting back against media consolidation to asking the tough questions in hearings and exposing the corruption and incompetence of the Trump administration.

And I know that there is a lot more progress to be made in the months and years ahead. We have to fight this administration and its far-right agenda. We have to take back power in this year's midterm elections (starting with re-electing Minnesota's two fine senators, Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar) so we can finally hold this President accountable. We have to stand up for our progressive values, stand up for middle-class families - and stand up for the truth.

I know that you are going to keep fighting to make that progress. And I want you to know that I'm going to be right there alongside you, every step of the way.

As hard as it is not to be there in the Senate right now, I still believe, as Paul Wellstone did, that the future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard. I'm still as passionate as ever about the values we share. I look forward to continuing the hard work we've done together to move our country forward.

And, most of all, I am deeply grateful for your friendship and your support.

Thank you,

Al

P.S.: Over the last few weeks, I've heard from a lot of people who want to know what I'm doing next and how they can help. It's a good question, and one I'm not quite ready to answer yet. For the moment, I'm enjoying spending time with Franni, our healthy and brilliant kids, and our adorable grandkids - and feeling very lucky to have them in my life. But I do want to thank you for being there for me during this difficult time. 

THE PARKLAND, FLORIDA TRAGEDY. FOR THE NRA, IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL, PART 1.

                                                PART 1.

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TO ALL THOSE IN OPPOSITION TO THE NRAS POLITICAL AGENDA: READ THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. WHY? BECAUSE YOU'LL FIND THE MISINFORMATION AND FALSEHOODS THAT THE NRA BUILDS ITS POSITION ON.

                                      HERE IS THE WORDING OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

FROM THIS WE GET THE FOLLOWING:

MILITIA-  Is the Military Arm of each Individual State, to be called upon by the Governor to protect the Peace and Security within its Proscribed Boarders.  Today, it is now called the NATIONAL GUARD.  It can also be Nationalized, which means it falls under the Authority of the President, to serve the needs of the Entire Country.



REGULATED-  In Martial Terms;  An Organized Group operating under a strict set of Rules and Guidelines: 

-  That are Derived from, and Subordinate to a Civilian Authority or Government. 

-  With a Well- Defined Mission Statement.

-  That Outlines the Duties and Expectations Governing Proper and Improper Behavior, and set Punishments for Violations.

-  That Establishes a Formal Command Structure, with set standards for Leadership roles, and provides for the Arming and Training of the rank and file.


FROM THIS ALONE, WE SEE THAT THE SECOND AMMENDMENT WAS DESIGNED TO APPLY TO THE MILITIA/NATIONAL GUARD, AND NOT INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS. THE KEY TO THIS IS THE ONE TERM THE NRA HATES; REGULATED. 

THE NRA DOES NOT WANT GOVERNMENT TO INTERFER WITH THEIR "RIGHT," BUT THE AMENDMENT ITSELF REQUIRES THE STATE TO BECOME INVOLVED.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

APA Pacific Division meeting: Hotel reservations reminder.



American Philosophical Association
Dear DAVID,

Online registration for the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association is open. The 2018 meeting will take place March 28–31 in San Diego, California.
Reminder: Discounted hotel rate expires 2/26
Hotel reservations at the conference rates can be made through the link on the APA website. The APA has room blocks at two hotels in San Diego: the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter and the US Grant. Most meeting sessions and events will take place at the Westin, with some sessions taking place at the US Grant. The US Grant is about a five-minute walk from the Westin.
The APA group rate of $189 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees) is valid at both hotels through February 26. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability. Make your hotel reservations today.
Meeting registration
Register for the meeting now to take advantage of the early bird registration rates: $125 for APA members, $240 for non-members, and $40 for student members. Online registration will close March 14. Pacific meeting registration will not be available March 15 through March 27. You will be able to register on-site at the meeting; however, on-site registration rates will be $50 higher than early bird registration for all categories.
Please note: You’ll save an additional $5 on meeting registration if you opt not to receive a paper copy of the program. The meeting program is available online, and our free meeting app for smartphones and tablets also contains the full program. Room locations will be added to the app on the first day of the meeting.
Haven’t yet renewed your membership? Renew now! In order to receive the discounted meeting rate available only to paid members, your APA membership must be current.
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

All the best,
Amy E. Ferrer
Executive Director

Protect Social Security. U.S. SENATOR JEANNE SHAHEEN.

Let's set the record straight, David: Republicans' so-called "paid family leave" plan is simply a cruel trick to slash Social Security and further burden working families.
Under the GOP's plan, parents would be faced with an impossible choice: If you take paid leave today – to care for a newborn daughter or a sick father – you'll be penalized and      won't get your long-promised Social Security benefits on time.
It's unacceptable and un-American.
This plan overwhelmingly discriminates against struggling Americans, whose employment packages give them fewer days off and less flexibility.
No family should be forced to decide between caring for a loved one and retiring with dignity – which is why I'm fighting this bill with everything I've got. 
But I need you to join me in this fight:
Thank you,
Jeanne

THE 2016 ELECTION: "INFLUENCING" AN ELECTION, AND "RIGGING" AN ELECTION ARE TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES. PART 1.

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SOMETIMES IT IS AGGRAVATING TO POINT OUT THE SAME THING, OVER AND OVER AGAIN. HOWEVER, WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS DESPERATELY TRYING TO IGNORE THE OBVIOUS, IT BECOMES EVEN MORE NECESSARY TO FIND THE TRUTH, OR WE MAY BE ALLOWING THE CULPABLE, IRRESPONSIBLE, OR INCOMPETENT A VICTORY IN DECEIT.  THAT IS A PRECEDENT MORE DANGEROUS THAN ANY FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC ENEMY COULD EVER BE.

FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE UNAWARE OF WHAT I AM REFERRING TO, PLEASE GO TO
MY ARTICLES AND POSTS THAT ADDRESS THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THE ARGUMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS I HAVE MADE ABOUT THE VALIDITY, ACCURACY, AND LEGALITY OF THE "OFFICIAL" RESULTS ARE LAID OUT, SO IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO DO THAT HERE.

THIS POST IS TO POINT OUT A MAJOR DIFFERENCE IN HOW THE ELECTION IS BEING ANALYZED AND REPORTED, ESPECIALLY WHEN REFERRING TO POSSIBLE ILLEGAL ACTIONS TAKEN BY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS TO GET A DESIRED OUTCOME.  THE OUTCOME BEING THE ELECTION OF THEIR PREFERRED CANDIDATE. 

BASICALLY IT COMES DOWN TO THE FOLLOWING:

OBTAINING INFORMATION ILLEGALLY, AND PROVIDING IT TO ONE SIDE IN AN ELECTION, TO HARM THE OTHER BY ATTEMPTING TO INFLUENCE VOTERS...

AND


PHYSICALLY ALTERING VOTING COUNTS THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX, OR COMPUTER, SO THAT ONE CANDIDATE EMERGES VICTORIOUS...


...ARE SEPERATE AND DISTINCT ACTIONS. THE TRUTH OF ONE IS NOT DEPENDENT ON THE OTHER. THEY MAY BOTH BE TRUE, OR BOTH FALSE. ONE MAY BE TRUE, AND THE OTHER FALSE. WE MUST NOT ALLOW EVIDENCE, OR LACK OF, IN ONE CASE TO BE USED IN JUDGING THE OTHER.


SEE PART 2.




Sunday, February 18, 2018

NEW SELECTION OF POSTS FROM THE WEBSITE. 2/19/2018.


: LOGIC. IT'S NOT JUST FOR VULCANS, AND VIEWERS OF...

: FEATURE ARTICLES- (UPDATED). WORKING WITH TRUMP, A...


: THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION- SOMETHING IS VERY ...


s : LOGIC. ONE WAY TO ENCOURAGE PROPER ANALYSIS: DO N...





: DO YOU REMEMBER...BLASTS FROM THE PAST. ANALYSIS O...

: THE "MYTH" OF UNPOPULAR HILLARY. PART 1.

: LET'S FACE FACTS...PART 1.


: WILL THE REAL CHRISTIAN PLEASE STAND UP? FULL STOR... … … … …





Who can you trust to fight for you? CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JASON RITTEREISER.



David,
 
Politicians in Washington D.C. are full of promises, and sometimes it’s hard to tell what their real priorities are until they show us. This week, President Trump made his priorities crystal clear.
 
On the campaign trail, Trump swore he would protect Medicare. But his new budget would slash funding for Medicare, along with gutting funding for nutrition assistance for children in need and eliminating loan forgiveness for students who go into public service professions like teaching, nursing, and law enforcement.
 
We’ve seen this before. Our Republican opponent Dino Rossi is campaigning on his record of balancing the state budget. But his budget raised taxes on seniors in nursing homes, eliminated Medicaid coverage for 46,000 kids, and raised tuition at our public colleges and universities.
 
The state budget that Dino Rossi can’t stop bragging about makes it obvious that he shares the president’s priorities - gutting the programs that help people who need it most.
 
Make no mistake - taking away funding for these programs is dangerous. By taking away funding for school lunch and for healthcare people need to survive, Dino Rossi and President Trump are choosing to harm our children and future generations. 
 
Every day on the campaign trail, I hear from parents who are struggling to pay for college tuition, from recent graduates who are being crushed by their student loan debt, and from small businesses who haven’t seen the gains in the economy that Trump brags about.
 
It’s time for a new generation of leaders to take on our greatest challenges. It’s time we governed for people, not against them. My experience demonstrates my priorities and what I’ll do in Congress - be a voice for the middle class, small businesses, and working families, and fight for future generations, not against them. 
 
-- Jason