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A populist wave takes form in the presidency of Donald Trump who is not of the usual Republican Guard. Meanwhile the Democrats' 2020 presidential slate exposes more and more a party intelligentsia that believes having a majority by either election or consensus is what determines if something works or makes it moral. Freebie giveaways and massive spending without regard to fiscal realities exhibits this mindset. Pitting minorities against the system and riling up racial animus hasn't provided real solutions to any issues affecting them or anyone else while Trump supporters try to "drain the swamp" of the Mitt Romney Republicans as best they can in a two-party system constructed to impede such efforts. Hopefully, America's binary-party habit will finally be abandoned in favor of a multi-party system with range-vote ballots.

An option Democrats should have who are disillusioned with the DNC's, CPD's (Commission on Presidential Debates) and the legacy media's presidential candidates is for their convention to endorse someone like former Starbucks CEO Schultz to run on their behalf as an independent kinda like Sanders intends to do. Shouldn't the Democrat party have to yield to an independent candidate this time instead of the other way around? Plus why should blacks only be allowed to vote or run as candidates for just one party where that party had the most racist history? Someone explain that.

Definition of populism.

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The Establishment and legacy media have used as part of their strategy in attacking Trump to label him as 'nationalist' in only the negative context of the term as if the word 'nationalist' is synonymous with white supremacy or fascism. This is their usual skew of language to paint events about us through their desired interpretations. The dictionary states that 'nationalism' among its various definitions and associations can denote mere patriotism, the identity or culture of any particular country, advancing the interests of the homeland or advocating the independent sovereignty of a state.

(Definition of: nationalism.)

While the progressive leftists deride the nationalism component of the nationalist-populist movement of which Trump is a result, they don't have much problem with the term 'socialism' which not only is the beginning stages of communism by definition and part of the ideology of various oppressive Marxist regimes, but they purposefully neglect to critique it as they do 'nationalism' which is strange since the Nazi Party in its formal name employed the term 'national socialist'. One would think that with the progressives' hate for anything fascist or Nazi-associated that they would now also be weary of the term 'socialist' too.

(Definition of: socialism.)

To expose their hypocrisy we here further note some glaring examples of fascism which are not absent of social collectivism and harbor anti-capitalism akin to the left's ideology:

The Nazi platform called for the nationalization of corporations, demanded profit-sharing in large enterprises and established large scale pension schemes similar to the demands of whiny Elizabeth Warren like her recent call to nationalize our health care through Medicare-for-all and eliminate private health insurance. The Nazi platform also demanded 'creation and maintenance of a sound middle class; the immediate communalization of the large department stores' and 'Public interest before private interest' which can be taken as the left's ideal of "people before profits". Mussolini's fascism employed syndicalism as opposed to the usual direct state socialism. Under syndicalism, workers of the world would unite under trade unions that would eventually own the means of production. Doesn't this sound familiar to some of the progressive rhetoric?

(Definition of: syndicalism.)

Perhaps progressives and fascists are at such odds not because they are so different but because they are very similar and just disagree on how to partition or eliminate private ownership, who holds power and which masses are subjugated to the unquestionable state. Instead of such extremes we instead advocate American constitutionalism with its Bill of Rights, a limited enumeration of State powers with various checks and balances between the citizens and government with a free market economy. Apparently to the chagrin of modern American progressives, president Trump leans that way more so than the D.C. establishment.

While national populism is not an exact doctrine of governance it is here generally a reaction to the overreach of the Establishment and is in Trump's case inexactly leaning more towards traditionalist fixes in various areas with regard to our nation's problems. This actually paints Trump as more of a third-party candidate as compared to the Romney Republicans. At this point within America's two-party fixation, Trump so far is the better to be awarded re-election despite coming up short on addressing the debt, the handling of the Kurds and the bizarre White House shake-ups. The GOP never-Trumpers are seen as more timid while Trump has surprised with more constitutional policies and even provided more clout for the GOP despite legacy media claims to the contrary.

Our analysis allows us to label AOC & the like as non-profit fascists or fascists for non-profit. Their economic ideology is profitless venture fascism. We also see that socialism is a link or base of both communism and fascism.

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President Trump recently made remarks regarding the difficulty in flushing the toilets with federal water-saving standards. Let us take this opportunity to expand on this further. We ask why do Americans and other developed nations go to the trouble of building reservoirs and purifying water only to pee and crap in a substantial amount of it? That's plumb crazy! Maybe an independent study can be done followed by reasonable legislation and incentives to instead install water recirculation tanks that siphon off shower and laundry water, filter it a bit and use that for flushing toilets. We also note the latest in waterless urinals coming to the market plus cisterns for using rainwater to water our lawns and gardens. An innovative attache to sinks would be spring-depressed foot pedals to replace or compliment hand-turn faucets or motion-activated water flows. Fresh water is an increasingly strained resource needing such measures to help conserve it.

On ethanol, Trump should really get rid of protectionist ethanol subsidies and EPA mandates as ethanol is a less efficient fuel than gas plus it can damage certain engine parts at higher concentrations. The administration should transfer the focus and priority on ethanol over to finally transporting the waste from various nuclear plants to the Yucca Mountain facility in Nevada which has been constructed using taxpayer dollars but is sitting empty due to anti-nuclear stalwarts. Alternative and complimentary sites can be bargained as well. It is better to do that as opposed to letting the spent rods build up in and around the plants which makes a Fukushima-like scenario more probable. Reprocessing of nuclear waste and new reactor technologies such as fast reactors should be considered to lessen nuclear waste.

There should be a non-biased study or task force to assess the true degree of the plastics disposal problem which would seem to be an upfront environmental issue short the exaggerations over the Great Garbage Patch. At least on the plastics issue we have some cause and effect agreement though we may differ on the resulting intensity. Soy wax paper and other alternatives to plastic should be researched and experimented with.

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The mega-donations, campaign subsidies, media attention and ballot access all go towards the Democrat & Republican parties. What have you gotten in return for your slavish loyalty to vote democrat-republican election after election?

We offer new policies to better function the constitutional republic like range voting, gerrymander abolishment, officeholder residency requirements, federal land limits, dynastic limits, limit on size of proposed bills, ballot caps, privatized postage and impeachment grand juries. What have they fixed as they hold on to their power? The debt? NO. Health care? STILL TOO EXPENSIVE. Girding the power grid against EMPs and securing all our borders? STILL VULNERABLE. They do offer however endless investigations of Trump or feigned attempts at repealing Obamacare during the previous administration. The Establishment has given us technically undeclared wars or eternal occupations without clear victories.

Now there are some cracks showing in the two-party stranglehold over the U.S. We see the binary major parties exposed at the national level for either their tilted primaries, chaotic caucuses and now populist waves challenging their establishment outcomes. The various intra-party manipulations while they hold seats in government chambers is coming to light. Such tugs of war and the inability of the major parties to hold definition against radical elements or with reformist outsiders, their gutting of underdog idealist candidates for the lowest common denominator has all led to the majority of Americans becoming unaffiliated voters though still essentially forced to vote for either one of the two main parties otherwise staying at home.

Meanwhile those two main parties have essentially been relegated to uneasy coalitions. One is of populist Trumpers vs. Establishment Republicans on the G.O.P side and liberal elites vs. progressive socialists on the Democrat side. In general though people are getting tired of the two parties inability to innovate or put real obvious solutions to problems in practice where instead they focus more on preserving party powers. Establishment Republicans function more and more along the lines of the Weimar Republic with their lack of fortitude and fiscal discipline while the Democrats move more and more away from any blue dog or JFK legacy to one more of the planks of Lee Harvey Oswald. Dems declare a manglik anyone not of their agenda while kowtowing to identitarian minorities and advocating punishments espoused by self-loathing whites.

Obviously a well balloted, multi-party system is more expressive and provides better checks and balances against either the lowest common denominator or radical fringe scenarios while a mere two parties more likely provides a mixture of collusion behind the scenes to keep themselves in power, lackluster policies and candidates along with eventual polarization of the electorate and its officeholders. A third party or a minimum of independents would provide a much needed release-valve. We require at least three branches of government so why not require at least three independent parties to occupy its offices? As time goes by in the two-party system it eventually grinds down to a competition in crowning someone at best as the second-worst evil.

Adopting a range (or score) voting system will allow the multi-party electoral model to work well whereas the current plurality voting system we employ relegates third parties as spoilers and brings imbalance as practiced in the European multi-party systems. Another quicker option to reform our system would be to immediately adopt a provision from our term limits plan which only allows a political party to hold a particular seat in government at most two consecutive terms -- thus sitting out the third term. This would open up our ballots considerably overnight to the third parties providing multi-party governance despite still using our antiquated plurality voting system.

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Former Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke proposed a twelve-year limit on congressional office. That's hardly a complete effort at term limits as an uninterrupted twelve years in Congress is plenty of time to allow them to become entrenched D.C. loyalists orchestrating their long-term kickbacks. What about the time spent in another political office before or after that? Our proposed limits do much better by eliminating congressional incumbency and forcing House officeholders back home for four years after serving in the House full term in order to live under the recent legislation they pass. Most officeholders would only be permitted a total of 4-6 years in the House spread out over 2-3 non-consecutive terms as determined by a state's legislature. One full term in the Senate is plenty when it comes to most Senators. All officeholders would as well be subject to an aggregate amount of time spent in all elected or appointed political offices. We may also want to consider applying cognitive tests at regular intervals after officeholders reach a certain age.

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Why do we still have all the ridiculous pork-spending projects that citizens from most or all political stripes would like to see cut? Has Congress passed any indepth sweeping measures to end all that waste? Instead when it comes to accounting issues they cut relatively little if anything and keep raising the debt non-ceiling year after year with omnibus budgets. Debt is out of control and it will eventually crash our government, dollar and economy.

Are you willing to elect yet another Democrat-Republican government allowing us to fall over the cliff? Are you willing to go bankrupt along with your nation for the ease and convenience of voting Democrat and Republican as opposed to taking the effort at your own local elections board to allow new parties and independents on the ballot in order to balance the books? Otherwise you will get sucker-punched again and again. Republicans as a whole have shown that they are not the solution with their inability as a party to repeal Obamacare and to fully deregulate the health care industry. Democrats are too busy promising more and more freebies with no realistic way to pay for it all with trillions in debt already on the government's ledgers. It's a devil-of-a-stew that the two main parties have gotten us into.

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California as a state really has become ungovernable as a true functional part of the United States. Generally leftist commentators derided the attempts to make California into several states as being radical proposals with no merit despite the process already enshrined in the Constitution and previously done with Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee and West Virginia. With these precedents in mind we have created a reasonable procedure that too should become part of the Constitution where a state can be expelled.

Look at California in its present condition as a virtually one-party ruled state with its dysfunctions and tyranny while defying the federal government in acting as a sanctuary for illegal immigration. Various cities have become magnets for homelessness accompanied by the chaos of needles and feces in the streets all coddled by the progressive culture and governments. It has reached a point with such level of dysfunction, defiance and insurrection that consideration to have the state expelled from the Union is justified.

California's actions and condition merit invoking expulsion much more so than the reasons given for the endless investigations and frivolous impeachment of Trump which they pursue non-stop while real damage to the Union occurs from the progressives' cultural erosion in California. While we would allow any California counties and cities in alignment with constitutional governance to remain in the Union, what should become of entertainment capital Hollywood?.......

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Today's Hollywood is in cahoots with the misinformation media, Silicon Valley and likely part of the D.C. Establishment in order to steer the minds of America through its one-sided and under-handed or explicit woke productions with their black-balling culture. Synergized perhaps by the backlash to the McCarthyism of yesteryear , Hollywood overcorrected and today is a capital of progressive propaganda. For those in Hollywood who want to express a different viewpoint or to escape the general Hollywood-California dysfunctions, a competitor industry location should arise similar to how Branson, Missouri rose to compete with Nashville in the country music scene and is now a live entertainment capital.

An alternative Hollywood could arise away from the overregulation and high taxation of California while escaping Tinseltown's culture brigade. This alternative would blossom similar as to how Hollywood itself arose as a haven for film producers escaping from the onerous rules of the old Edison monopoly in New Jersey. But wait -- such a place may already exist to fulfill that role and it has a convenient namesake to boot -- Hollywood, Florida. Compare the demographics, infrastructure and economies of both and it would seem Hollywood, Florida may have enough to accommodate a competitive production industry especially with advantage of no personal state income tax.

Note that today's equivalent to Red Scare McCarthyism is the Russian Bot Scare and all such similar blamings.

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A common argument the Establishment has used to scare you off the prospects of having an Article V Convention of States (A5CoS) is to label any such attempt as another constitutional convention that will only replace our current constitution which they oppose abiding by in practice anyway. Actually under the Establishment's status quo we are increasingly violating much of the Constitution without much notice. For example, does your state government reimburse your tax refund in gold tender? The A5CoS would bring light to this and opportune better preservation of our constitution against encroachments by providing some new extensions and protocols that are canon and continuous to the Constitution's balanced governance. Such new amendments from an A5CoS championed by the true constitutionalists would be ones in the corrective spirit of most existing amendments like the XII and XX as opposed to the progressive XVI & XVII which merely truncated the working checks and balances of the Constitution and should be repealed.

If at this time of necessity for an A5CoS, the civic wits of the populace and the requirements for ratification being 3/4 of the states are not enough to prevent a "run-away convention" then our republic is fated to vanish conventions or not. However, responsible drinking or women popping out of large "cakes" and ceiling-released balloons are allowed but not to be funded with public revenue.

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There are those proposing to repeal the 2nd Amendment, advocate for frivolous impeachment of Trump and revocation of the electoral college in order to really better their authoritarian control. We remind you of our better stance on these subjects -- specifically here over the electoral college. We not only retain the electoral college but improve its structure by splitting each state's slate of electors between their legislative and popular vote. Each of these halves are also evenly divided yielding two quadrants each. The two legislative quadrants reflect the member choices of each house of the state legislature and the other two quadrants represent the popular vote with one by presidential districts and the other by the statewide candidate shares of the popular vote.

In our Bicameral Electoral College (BEC), the number of electors for each state is also adjusted to closely match a state's respective share of power held through both Houses of Congress much like that held in the passing of common legislation. This is opposed to the current allotment which merely counts each state's number of representatives and senators they have in Congress. The new numbers will result in whole and fractional shares of electors between the states. After determining the whole elector assignments to particular presidential candidates by the election a process is invoked to award certain combinations of the remaining fractional electors as resulting whole electors to particular candidates who best represent the leanings and preferences of such core constructed subsets of the fractional electors much like how a range (or score) vote best determines a winning candidate for any constituency. These subsets are formed by the self-determined associations of the candidates and/or campaigns involved.

While only one quadrant of the BEC would be determined by a raw tally of the popular vote, concern over national recount drama persists. While the National Popular Vote effort gives reasons why they believe a national popular vote is doable despite such concerns, our BEC will retain a more state-by-state determination by establishing a deadline before the electoral college "assembly" where if local or state recount issues and the like are not resolved then the state legislatures determine the final assignment of any of their electors in question. This is accomplished by firms set up beforehand by each legislature with the ability to analyze ballot returns for precincts in question according to polls, demographics, electoral histories, statistical analysis of the legible ballots, etc. This will provide a set of likely limits on behalf of all those precincts where the legislature as a whole by some agreed method chooses a tier or decrees a value within those limits thus ensuring a certifiable result for each state despite any on-going recount dramas. If the legislature itself is hung or undecided then some mean, median or average value automatically results.

If there are those of you who still distrust any statewide raw popular vote inclusion then the option for your state is to have your two popular vote quadrants each determined by their own different set of districts. One quadrant may based on the congressional or state house districts and the other quadrant some smaller set of districts nearer to the popular vote statewide like county commissioner districts or uniquely drawn presidential districts.

Whichever method you settle upon the BEC will make presidential candidates have to take all states into consideration and not just a few swing states, give more disaffected voters in all states a voice and incentive to vote, give more presidential candidates and third parties a fairer chance for electoral college shares with more competitiveness to win plus introducing campaign monies into and deriving campaign contributions from states and parts of states now ignored under the faulty all-or-nothing state elector slates of the current electoral college set-up. This will mean better governance and representation from future presidents while providing a boon to communications and advertising media in places and states now taken for granted under the current electoral college arrangement. Less powerful candidates will be able to attain an electoral college share who pledge their electors to a more powerful yet similar candidate. The inclusion of the state legislative vote provides for a check between state and federal powers not inherent in the current popularly determined electors. Candidates will court state legislators in their presidential aspirations as well.

Keep in mind all this describes a better electoral college even under the inferior plurality vote. We also have a way to translate the BEC for use with a superior presidential range vote. Note that much of today's critique of the electoral college in present form is really attributable to issues like the winner-take-all award of electors and not the existence of the electoral college itself.

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With the situation over gun ownership in Virginia, we reckon back to the 2nd Amendment and its wording and meaning:

'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.'

Actually militias are paramilitary groups of common citizens and even if the 2nd Amendment was to be applicable only to those in active militias it would likely have been worded something more like '...the right of such people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed'. Now without here getting too much into the history of gun regulations in America and what the Founding Fathers intended let us instead ask what we the Posterity should do concerning gun rights in America today.

With the mass shootings we have seen or even with seriously violent crime in general there is only one realistic way to protect ourselves. America must embrace a new era of more widespread gun toting like we see in the old westerns. Malls, churches, restaurants, theaters, stadiums, factories, amusement parks, businesses and yes - schools - all must have some significant subset of occupants having access to personal sidearms or other weapons at all times. In certain venues it will be more cost effective and logistically advantageous to rely on common citizens of age and of sound mind who are armed and trained to use personal weapons as opposed to waiting for police or hiring private security. Enough of the populace must become gun-toting so that wherever one may go there is usually somebody with a gun just as there is now usually in most places someone who owns (or leases) a car, someone with health insurance or someone with a cellphone. This is because in most likely situations (or even countries) the ones with greater numbers, appreciable weapons or guns have the upper hand or total control over those who are unarmed or defenseless. Those of ill intent tend to seek easy prey to act upon. Those who are trapped or cornered by them must have the option to use guns for self-defense. Whether it is some violent felon, a crazy nut, terrorists or even a zombie apocalypse -- those who are unfortunately caught in such situations need an "equalizer".

No matter what common sense or reasonably sounding gun control the populace would agree to or be subjected to something goes awry and especially with the vast number of guns already -- the gangs, open borders, drug prohibition, terrorist cells, psychotropic meds and social breakdown -- the likelihood of ever living without these gun-possible threats is virtually nil. Even places with gun bans abroad have suffered mass shootings. Gun control is just an ineffective option when it comes to protecting society. The predators will not hand their guns in and the more law-abiding citizens are more likely to turn in their weapons creating a greater imbalance between armed thugs and lawful citizens. Candlelight vigils and pleas for an end to gun violence are futile and only show how weak and hapless you are to the gangs. If most of us are armed the gangs will think twice before preying on the general populace and if they do citizens get a better chance for protection and survival. Think about it. You are under attack by these forces and your only reliable option now is to take up arms to defend yourselves. If you had been in the places with the recent mass shootings and were about to be shot, wouldn't you wish you had a gun to protect yourself or would you merely accept death being a martyr to the cause of the ineffectiveness of gun control? Sure we can take reasonable steps to keep arms out of the hands of obviously dangerous psychotics but general population gun bans have been shown to be statistically ineffective or regressive. Progressives demanding only the police be armed not only puts a response time burden upon them but puts us at greater risk of subjugation under a police state.

As Virginia may be about to demonstrate -- government categorically taking arms away from people who have legally obtained them for valid purposes is not only an infringement on the right to keep and bear arms but it is also a dangerous precedent not just in legality but endangers the state to response shootings. While the introductory clause to the 2nd Amendment has been used by gun control advocates as a call to keep guns from the general populace and some gun rights advocates have considered the amendment's wording as a bit awkward, perhaps the Founders were clever enough to word it that way since any broad attempt to confiscate weapons by the government would provide citizens the opportune sanctuary of forming militias and thus government confiscations of weapons would automatically invoke an organized armed populace through the amendment providing an inherent check. Note that one of the main reasons for the American Revolution was that the British demanded the colonists surrender their arms.

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Sources: Populist

'Howard Schultz, the billionaire former Starbucks CEO, said in January in a "60 Minutes" interview that he is seriously considering running for president in 2020 as a centrist independent.' ~ By Elizabeth Thomas | September 6, 2019, 2:23 PM

'Some of you may know me from my years at Starbucks, but many of you do not know my full story - so here are a few highlights'

'An individual can run as an independent. Independent presidential candidates typically must petition each state to have their names printed on the general election ballot.'

'On February 20, 1992, in a televised interview with Larry King, Texas businessman Ross Perot announced that he would seek the presidency as an independent candidate if his supporters took the initiative to get his name on the ballot in all 50 states. According to MSNBC, "a national grassroots mobilization ensued and Perot moved up in the polls." An ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted in early June 1992 found Perot leading both incumbent George H.W. Bush (R) and Bill Clinton (D).'

'Bret Baier asked candidates to raise their hands if they were unwilling to pledge not to run as third-party candidates in the fall, should they fail to win the Republican nomination. Donald Trump, the frontrunner at the time of the debate, was the only candidate to raise his hand.'

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Sources: Nationalist

'The left has always struggled to make sense of national populism which seeks to prioritise the culture and interests of the nation, and promises to give voice to a people who feel that they have been neglected, even held in contempt, by distant and sometimes corrupt or self-serving elites. And today's thinkers, writers and groups on the left have subscribed to a number of theories, all of which are incorrect.' ~ MJ Goodwin Thu 8 Nov 2018 05.05 EST

'Another central theme of Italian fascism was the struggle against what it described as the corrupt "plutocracies" of the time, France and Britain in particular.'

'In the essay, French anarcho-syndicalists Georges Sorel and Hubert Lagardelle, and the writer Charles Peguy (close to the socialist movement before turning to Catholicism after a mystical revelation) are invoked as the sources of fascism.'

'Revolutionary syndicalism had a strong influence on Fascism as well, particularly as some syndicalists intersected with D'Annunzio's ideas. Before the First World War, syndicalism had stood for a militant doctrine of working-class revolution. It distinguished itself from Marxism because it insisted that the best route for the working class to liberate itself was the trade union rather than the party.'

'Thinkers such as Robert Michels, Sergio Panunzio, Ottavio Dinale, Agostino Lanzillo, Angelo Oliviero Olivetti, Michele Bianchi, and Edmondo Rossoni played a part in this attempt to find a third way that rejected both capitalism and Marxism.' ~ last modified on 9 March 2018, at 18:14.

'The National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), more commonly known as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany between 1920 and 1945'

'To appeal to the working class and socialists, the program included several measures that would redistribute income and war profits, profit-sharing in large industries, nationalization of trusts, increases in old-age pensions and free education.'

'The Program of the German Workers' Party'

'Italian Fascism promotes a corporatist economic system. The economy involves employer and employee syndicates being linked together in corporative associations to collectively represent the nation's economic producers and work alongside the state to set national economic policy.[16] Mussolini declared such economics as a "Third Alternative" to capitalism and Marxism that Italian Fascism regarded as "obsolete doctrines". [citation needed] It supports criminalization of strikes by employees and lockouts by employers, as it deems these acts prejudicial to the national community as a whole.[68]'

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Sources: Ecology and Resources

Water Conservation

'The president on Friday said he ordered a federal review of water efficiency standards in bathroom fixtures and complained that people are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once in homes with low-flow appliances.' ~ by Mario Parker, Bloomberg | Updated: December 6, 2019'

'Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. In essence, only 0.007 percent of the planet's water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people.'

'Are you hesitant to get best waterless urinals for unknown fear of smelly restrooms and clogged drains? You are most likely living a decade ago when these urinals first hit the market, thinking that this is too good to be true.' ~ by SUSAN | JANUARY 2, 2020

'The use of rainwater cisterns is by no means new. They were utilized by both Greek and Roman civilizations, as well as by Pacific island inhabitants prior to any contact with western civilization. Nevertheless, the same basic principles of modern-day systems were used in the roof-catchment cisterns of these earlier times.'

'Also known as cisterns, they are commonly utilized for potable drinking water, farm irrigation, rainwater harvesting, municipal water, and for emergency water supply and fire suppression. These poly water tanks are used in the agricultural, industrial, commercial, and residential industries.'

Nuclear Waste

'The United States now stores more than 70,000 metric tons of spent fuel at nuclear plants around the country. Disposing of used fuel in a deep-geologic repository as if it were worthless waste and not a valuable resource for clean-energy production is folly.' ~ William F. Shughart II | Oct 1, 2014, 05:25pm

'The following table lists, in chronological order, the public meetings that the NRC staff has conducted to discuss the regulatory efforts regarding reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.' ~ Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, July 07, 2017

It is time to restart this effort:

'New reprocessing technologies are being developed to be deployed in conjunction with fast neutron reactors which will burn all long-lived actinides, including all uranium and plutonium, without separating them from one another.'

'These are all considerations based on current power reactors, but moving to fourth-generation fast neutron reactors in the late 2020s changes the outlook dramatically, and means that not only used fuel from today's reactors but also the large stockpiles of depleted uranium (from enrichment plants, about 1.5 million tonnes in 2015) become a fuel source.'

'More than a decade later, the debate has taken on greater urgency. As more and more nuclear power plants either shut down or announce plans to close -- victims of the cheap price of abundant natural gas -- communities are anxious to get rid of spent fuel so they can find new uses for valuable property on waterfront locales that include the Pacific Coast, the Connecticut River and the Hudson River.'

'The federal government has already paid out more than $6 billion to compensate the owners of commercial reactors for reneging on a promise to take their waste by 1998. That figure is expected to grow by another $25 billion. In March, the state of Texas sued the DOE to force the agency it to live up to its promise to open Yucca.' ~ Thomas C. Zambito | Updated 8:40 a.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017

'In the intervening years, nuclear waste has continued to pile up (not just metaphorically) at more than 60 active plants around the country.'

'Southern California Edison and the other co-owners of the shuttered plant have had no choice but to cool spent fuel rods on site, pack them into steel-lined concrete containers at the edge of the Pacific Ocean and then pray that no catastrophic events or serious equipment failures occur before a permanent home is found.'

'But leaving highly radioactive waste scattered across the country at scores of nuclear plants poses far too much risk; Congress wisely decided more than 30 years ago to create a single national site for spent fuel rods and other reactor waste. And it chose Yucca Mountain because it is uniquely suited for the task, given its history, topography and empty surroundings.' ~ By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD | DEC. 17, 2018 3:10 AM

'A further political goal was demonstrating a proliferation-resistant closed fuel cycle, with plutonium being recycled with other actinides.....In 1994, Congress under the Clinton administration shut EBR-II down, and aborted the IFR three years before its commissioning, delivering a major setback to FNR fuel cycle developments. ' ~ Updated September 2019

'Fast neutron reactor systems have the potential to extract 60 times more energy from uranium compared to existing thermal reactors, and they contribute to a significant reduction in the burden of radioactive waste. Wide progress has been made of late in many countries that are actively developing the reactors and related fuel-cycle technologies.' ~ 03/01/2019 | Sonal Patel


'I contend that with the current system in place, the ethanol industry will constantly struggle for regular profitability. The ethanol industry will be continuously at the mercy of the political climate.'

'Forcing consumers to use your product is the opposite of the free-market conservatism Senator Grassley says he supports.' ~ Robert RapierSenior | Aug 11, 2019, 06:00pm

'Ethanol also guzzles 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop, and the resulting scarcity drives up the price of food. This year alone, the Congressional Budget Office estimated, American consumers will spend $3.5 billion more on groceries because of the ethanol mandate.'

'Ethanol-intensive fuel blends can wreak havoc on car, lawnmower, and boat engines. In fact, many vehicle manufacturers will no longer offer warranties when ethanol comprises 10 percent or more of fuel; engine erosion simply becomes too common.'

'It takes about 29 percent more energy to refine a gallon of ethanol than gasoline, and that process is often fueled by dirty sources like coal. Factor in the emissions generated during this production process, and ethanol sometimes comes in less green than old-fashioned gasoline. On top of that, burning ethanol also emits higher quantities of the chemical compounds that produce smog.' ~ By JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR | January 21, 2016 9:00 AM

'A new study at describes the damage caused by these policies. Subsidies and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) harm taxpayers, motorists, consumers, and the environment.' ~ By Chris Edwards | February 9, 2017 1:46PM


'Plastics cannot be recycled unless they are collected, sorted and sent to a facility that can process them. If litterbugs continue to throw plastic waste into the environment where it cannot be collected, we'll continue to have a problem. But it won't be a plastic problem'it will be a people problem.' ~ Clare Goldsberry | November 25, 2019

The Problem with Plastics • Shedd Aquarium • Apr 7, 2017

'The straw in your drink seems small, but the 500 million single-use plastic straws American use every day add up to a big problem for our oceans, lakes and rivers. Join us in making a difference. Say "no thanks" to single-use plastic straws and embrace reusable or biodegradable alternatives.'

'Plastic. It's super useful but it's also a big problem for the environment. Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the earth four times! The main issue is that plastic doesn't break down, meaning it sticks around for a very long time. This video gives a quick overview of the scope of the plastic problem and what some people are doing to try to solve it.'

'As plastic is so prolifically used, especially in packaging, brands are going to need to act quick to find plastic alternatives. In fact, 25% of consumers are extremely concerned about plastic packaging, 42% think manufacturers should prioritise making packaging recyclable and 21% think the industry should work toward entirely plastic-free packaging (Kantar).'

'With so many plastic alternatives being developed, we've rounded up 13 of the most exciting innovations in plastic replacement.' ~ by Shelly Greenway

'But scientists have known for a long time that there is nothing like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch reported in the media. There is a small amount of noticeable debris in these areas - old plastic bottles and parts of nets - but the vast majority of the plastic consists of very small flakes, much of it microscopic.' ~ By Robert Tracinski | SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

'Ball welcomes the warming trend, since he says plants and animals can adapt better to rising temperatures than cooler ones, although he said that there will be a cooling period by 2030. Ball also believes that the perception that plastics are severely polluting the oceans is not due to too much plastic being produced and thrown away, but that ships carrying the plastics to China and other places overseas for recycling simply dumped their cargoes when the industry became depressed, and the plastic was not worth transporting to its destination.'

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Sources: Two-Party Destruction

Party Struggles

'For more than 70 years, with few exceptions, more Americans have identified as Democrats than Republicans. But the share of independents, which surpassed the percentages of either Democrats or Republicans several years ago, continues to increase.' ~ APRIL 7, 2015

'In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat or an independent? Trend since 2004'

'Fiscally moderate, the New Democrat Coalition has outstripped the dwindling conservative wing of the party - the Blue Dog Coalition1 - and it might even emerge as the primary counterweight to progressives within the Democratic caucus in 2019.'

'Members of the Progressive Caucus have been pushing for "Medicare-for-all," while some New Democrats seem less inclined to support it. ' ~ By Geoffrey Skelley | DEC. 20, 2018, AT 3:32 PM

'The Blue Dog Coalition was created in 1995 to represent the commonsense, moderate voice of the Democratic Party, appealing to mainstream American values. The Blue Dogs are leaders in Congress who are committed to pursuing fiscally-responsible policies, ensuring a strong national defense, and transcending party lines to do what's best for the American people.'

'Though HFC members were the original, outsider, populist candidates, the House Freedom Caucus has transmogrified so thoroughly that it bears no resemblance to what it used to be. Once Jeremiahs crying in the desert about fiscal responsibility and presidential overreach, they have become the executive branch's biggest cheerleaders.'

'The House Freedom Caucus came into being precisely because its members felt that Congress's power of the purse was being diminished due to executive orders and an opaque continuing resolution process. If anyone should have been foursquare against Trump's national emergency - regardless of what they thought of the border wall itself - it was them.' ~ BARBARA BOLAND | FEBRUARY 21, 2019

'Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, introduced at the Conservative Political Action Conference, will focus on Republican values of conservation and environmental protection. It will address and "counteract centralized big government solutions" with market-based solutions to environmental issues, according to a letter sent earlier this week announcing the caucus to members of Congress obtained by the Washington Examiner.'

' A carbon tax is sometimes promoted as a Republican free-market way to achieve greenhouse gas reductions required to address the problem of global warming .' ~ by John Siciliano | March 01, 2019 05:13 PM

'The policy states that the DCCC "will not conduct business with, nor recommend to any of its targeted campaigns, any consultant that works with an opponent of a sitting member of the House Democratic Caucus."

'Despite pushback from lawmakers and the grassroots, Bustos reportedly has no plans to reverse the new standard - which could deprive progressive primary challengers of millions of dollars in funds.'

'Progres `sive advocacy groups said they will not cave to the party establishment, vowing to continue challenging conservative Democrats even it means being blackballed by the DCCC.' ~ JAKE JOHNSON | MARCH 29, 2019 11:00AM (UTC)

'They stopped just short of demanding we all walk to work and heat our homes with Sterno cans.'

'Most estimates show, unfortunately, that they would have little impact, far less than one degree on the thermometer over several decades.'

'The debate revealed the Democrats' Catch-22: The climate proposals that most appeal to elites are those that most repel rank-and-file voters'

'The harder the primary fight, the worse the Catch-22. In a tough primary season, each candidate is forced to concentrate on winning the immediate battle. That fight is for the hearts and minds of primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina -- as well as donors in Beverly Hills, Nob Hill, and Beacon Hill. The general election can wait.' ~ By Charles Lipson | September 09, 2019

'Ms. Warren's campaign is gaining traction, and that momentum has wealthy donors warning the Democratic party her nomination would prompt them to leave their wallets in their pockets. Many of those wallets belong to company owners, influential shareholders, top executives and board members.'

'Some #NeverTrump types are orthodox business conservatives who deplore Trumpian "populism," and want a safe-and-sound non-populist Democrat who will return the political system to the pre-Trump status quo ante, which happens to be the basic rationale of Joe Biden's candidacy.'

'The fear that Warren's (and Bernie Sanders's) policy positions are not in line with the views of the general electorate is hardly a new one' ~ By Ed Kilgore | OCT. 7, 2019

Oswald & Mangliks

'Oswald's interest in Marxism was rekindled, he became enamored with the Castro regime in Cuba, and he objected to the Kennedy administration's involvement in the botched Bay of Pigs invasion.'

'Around this time, Oswald tried to set up a branch of the pro-communist Fair Play for Cuba Committee and ordered one thousand of their leaflets printed with the address 544 Camp Street.'

'By September 25, Oswald disappeared from Louisiana and resurfaced a couple of days later in Mexico City, where he attempted unsuccessfully to obtain a visa to enter Cuba; he had hoped to join in the work of the Castro regime.'

'Mangal dosha is one of the major deciding factor in Hindu marriages. A manglik marrying a non-manglik is considered disastrous which can even lead to death of one's partner.'

'A person with mangal dosh in his natal chart is called Manglik. Mars is considered malefic when it is positioned in any of the mentioned houses and it leads to tensions, dissatisfactions and disasters in married life.'

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Sources: On Their Term Limits

'The former Texas congressman proposed 12-year limit for service in each house of Congress -- for a potential total of 24 years -- or six terms in the House and two terms in the Senate. Supreme Court justices would serve 18-year terms but still be eligible to serve on federal courts of appeals following completion of that term.' ~ by Emily Larsen | June 05, 2019 01:55 PM

'Two U.S. Term Limits pledge signers, Republican Congressman Rod Blum (IA-1) and Democrat Congressman Beto O'Rourke (TX-16), have announced the formation of a Term Limits Caucus, which will work to build bipartisan support behind a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on Congress.'

"The root of this problem is that politicians are incentivized by the system to care more about retaining their position than doing what is best for the country," Blum said. "Our founding fathers never intended for public service to be a career, rather, serving in Congress was designed to be a temporary sacrifice made for the public good."

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Sources: Fiscal Irresponsibility


'The national debt of the United States is counted as all of the debt owed by the national government, based in Washington DC. Debts owed by states are not included in the figure.'

'What makes America strong is our willingness to build and leave a better future for the next generation. Unfortunately, our growing debt is doing the opposite.'

'Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is a 501(c)(3) private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing more than 1 million members and supporters nationwide. CAGW works to eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government through research and public education activities. Founded in 1984 by the late businessman J. Peter Grace and late Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jack Anderson, CAGW is the legacy of President Ronald Reagan's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, also known as the Grace Commission.'

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Sources: Expel California

'Judicial Watch already filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the State of California over their failure to clean their voter rolls and to produce election-related records as required by the federal National Voter Registration Act. 'Eleven of California's 58 counties have registration rates exceeding 100% of the age-eligible citizenry," Judicial Watch said. "California has the highest rate of inactive registrations of any state in the country. Los Angeles County has the highest number of inactive registrations of any single county in the country."

"In direct violation of his duties to ensure that only eligible voters are placed on the voter rolls, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has established a pattern and practice of doing nothing to verify that a potential voter is a United States citizen, thus causing non-citizens to be placed on the voter rolls," the lawsuit says.' ~ By Katy Grimes | October 1, 2019 6:00 pm

'Before you save the world with your groovy peace vibes, show us that you care for Californians who are forced to dodge dirty needles, human excrement, and heaps of rotting garbage as they tiptoe their way across Downtown Los Angeles. Or Venice Beach. Or San Francisco. Or Sacramento. An estimated 130,000 homeless people live here (probably a low count), 60,000 in L.A. County alone, and they keep flooding in. They're rapidly turning the state into a fetid, disease-ridden dump. We are literally washing tons - as in, thousands of pounds - of unprocessed feces into California waterways and the Pacific Ocean every day, thanks to our abundant homeless population, and what do the compassionate members of the California Assembly have to say about it? Squat. '

'We have the sixth largest economy in the world, but the highest rate of poverty in the U.S. Our infrastructure - roads, dams, public utilities - is crumbling. Next year we begin residential water rationing, because we haven't expanded our water system in decades, even as the population increased by more than sixty percent. People and businesses are leaving the state in droves, shrinking the tax base, while our future public pension obligations are underfunded to the tune of an estimated one trillion dollars.' ~ By Phil Cowan, November 10, 2019 6:05 am

'California has state laws that make it difficult for jails to turn over undocumented immigrants to federal officials and are in the process of considering legislation to prevent the use of local resources to pursue immigration violations.'

'California does not recognize any concealed carry permits from other states, and it is illegal to bring ammunition that is purchased in another state into California.'

'Williams argues that these policies are especially harmful to cities like Needles and Lake Tahoe that border states such as Arizona and Nevada.'

"Coming into California they need to stop carrying or unload and disarm, so we're missing out on some commerce in that direction," Williams said of Arizona residents who are disenchanted by California's strict gun laws.'

"It's in the federal constitution, and California has for years been slowly chipping away at our second amendment rights. I think communities are tired of it." ~ Abené Clayton | Tue 16 Jul 2019 23.20 BST

'The movement, Yes California, plans to hold a state-wide "Calexit" referendum in 2020 "the day after" the US presidential election, to propose a separation from the US in a similar vein to Brexit. Interest in Californian secession from the United States has increased significantly since Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016.'

'More than 60 percent of Californians voted for his opponent, Hillary Clinton.' ~ By LÉONIE CHAO-FONG | PUBLISHED: 00:01, Wed, Nov 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 23:03, Wed, Nov 6, 2019

California - The Exodus From The Golden State • TampaAerialMedia • Premiered Sep 27, 2019

LA Is Spending Over $1 Billion to House the Homeless. It's Failing. • ReasonTV • Dec 5, 2019

Why Is California Such a Mess? • Foundation for Economic Education • Nov 20, 2018

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Sources: Hollywood

Branson, Missouri

'Millions of travelers each year make their way to the Midwest to visit the world's "LIVE Entertainment Capital" ... Branson, Missouri!


'This paranoia about the internal Communist threat - what we call the Red Scare - reached a fever pitch between 1950 and 1954 when Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin, a right-wing Republican, launced a series of highly publicized probes into alleged Communist penetration of the State Department, the White House, the Treasury, and even the US Army. During Eisenhower's first two years in office, McCarthy's shrieking denunciations and fear-mongering created a climate of fear and suspicion across the country. No one dared tangle with McCarthy for fear of being labeled disloyal.'

'In May 1954, Ike simply said that adminstration officials and all executive branch employees would ignore any call from McCarthy to testify. Eisenhower explained his action, declaring that "it is essential to efficient and effective administration that employees of the executive branch be in a position to be completely candid in advising with each other on official matters," without those conversations being subject to Congressional scrutiny.'

Old Hollywood

'In the early 1900s, filmmakers began moving to the Los Angeles area to get away from the strict rules imposed by Thomas Edison's Motion Picture Patents Company in New Jersey. Since most of the moviemaking patents were owned by Edison, independent filmmakers were often sued by Edison to stop their productions.'

'Hollywood was accused by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), of being a haven for communists. The "Hollywood Blacklist" came into being in 1947....As the media began extensive coverage of the proceedings, some writers, producers, and directors became known as the "Hollywood 10." All 10 served time in prison in 1950, for up to a year, and were "blacklisted" from finding a job anywhere in media-based production.'

Alternate Hollywood

'Hollywood encompasses 27 square miles along the Atlantic Ocean between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. A Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Winner'

City's website.

Film permit process for Hollywood, Florida when shooting on public right-of-ways.

'Further south, not a frame of 'Rock of Ages' set on the Sunset Strip, was shot in Los Angeles, although filming did take place in Hollywood, Florida, that is at the Hard Rock Casino, along with a six-block section of North Miami Avenue in downtown Miami, decorated as a late-1980s version set of the Strip, replete with the Whisky-a-Go-Go, Frederick's of Hollywood, Tower Records and the Angelyne Billboard.'

'Even the ruins of a future Los Angeles shown in 'Elysium' were shot in Mexico and Canada.' ~ By DAVE MCNARY | MARCH 5, 2014 3:00PM PT

'Also known as movie production incentives, they are tax benefits offered on a state by state basis throughout the United States to encourage in-state film production. Brought about in the 1990s, the state programs were a response to Canada film tax credit incentives.' ~ BY AJ UNITAS | AUGUST 22, 2019

On Woke Productions

Nerdrotic in these videos gives good examples of how Hollywood and entertainment media in general are pushing the PC, SJW and feminist retakes and agenda down our throats and suffering the consequences as the public backlashes with such efforts as 'The Fandom Menace'. Today's state of cinema makes one wistful for the days of Siskel and Ebert.

Dave Chappelle's 99% Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Proves Critics Are Irrelevant • Nerdrotic • Sep 4, 2019

'Dave Chappelle is a national treasure and the King of Comedy. He might have saved comedy, a dying art form, and pop culture single handedly with his latest Netflix special Sticks and Stones....This one is a win for the people and for free expression.'

Dave Chappelle's 23% Rotten Tomatoes Score Exposes Access Media Hypocrisy and Proves His Genius • Nerdrotic • Sep 10, 2019

'Dave Chappelle's Sticks and Stones Netflix Special has done all it set out to do. Entertain and trigger the Access Media.'

Joker's 44% Rotten Tomatoes Top Critics Score Exposes The Access Media's Hatred of Fandom • Nerdrotic • Oct 14, 2019

'The[re] are some in The Access Media who still want to run with the ridiculous narrative put out around the films release and go further than that.'

Terminator: Dark Fate Destroys Sarah Connor • Nerdrotic • Nov 1, 2019

'Aside from the current year Hollywood woke agenda the worst crime is what has been done to one of science fictions' best characters Sarah Connor.'

Rise of Skywalker Disaster Leads to Disney Star Wars Blame Game • Nerdrotic • Dec 12, 2019

'As The Fall of Skywalker (Rise of Palpatine) looms the blame game is in full swing. MSM blaming fans, The Access Media questioning themselves and actors turning on Rian Johnson. All this while The Fandom Menace ranks grow. Oh yeah, and Solo lost money.'

Ricky Gervais' Hollywood ROAST and The Dave Chappelle Effect • Nerdrotic • Jan 7, 2020

Star Trek Picard DISASTER | Destroys Gene Roddenberry's Vision and TNG's Legacy • Nerdrotic • Jan 10, 2020

'Another beloved character and franchise sacrificed of the alter of agenda.'

Birds of Prey Review | BoP Will Flop? • Nerdrotic • Feb 7, 2020

'Birds of Prey is the latest from Hollywood to use the Ghostbusters 2016 technique?..... Will it suffer the same fate as Dark Phoenix, Terminator: Dark Fate and Charlies Angels? Maybe.'

Doctor Who 0% Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score • Nerdrotic • Feb 11, 2020

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Sources: Article V Convention

'Our convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, "limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials."

'Little by little, throughout our history, however, we chipped away at these foundations of our republic. We ceded more and more power to the federal government and away from the states. Our Founders foresaw this possibility, and proscribed a remedy in our Constitution. That remedy is called a Convention of States. This is the first of a series of articles discussing such a convention.'

'It is highly unlikely that the current Congress would propose amendments that would limit its power. Which leaves us with the Convention of States (CoS) option. Happily, there is just such a movement well under way across the country.' ~ By DONALD MCLAUGHLIN | Published on August 24, 2019

How the States Can Save America • PragerU • Oct 30, 2017

'Washington is gigantic, corrupt, and unaccountable. Can it be fixed? Learn more about the Convention of States and Article V of the Constitution. Jim DeMint, former Senator from South Carolina, explains.'

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Sources: Electoral College Revisited

The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College • PragerU • May 18, 2015

'Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. '

How We Should Vote (Range Voting) • Undefined Behavior • Sep 10, 2016

'Arrow's Theorem proves that the way we vote is fundamentally flawed. But all hope isn't lost! We take a look at range voting, and how it seemingly does the impossible and satisfies all of the criterion put forth by Arrow's Theorem.'

John Cleese: we need Proportional Representation to #MakeVotesMatter • Make Votes Matter • Dec 19, 2018

'It's time Britain had a Parliament that reflects its people. '

First past the post vs. proportional representation • CBC • News Nov 5, 2018

'CBC's Justin McElroy explains the difference between the current system, first past the post, and proportional representation.'

US Elections - How do they work? • UK Parliament • Oct 24, 2012

'A guide to the US political system aimed at A Level students, explaining how elections work in the USA.'

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Sources: Virginia Infringed

'Some on the left have been spreading a little rumor that it isn't necessarily about protecting any right of the individual.'

'They've left behind plenty of writings which outline the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.' ~ By Brian Thomas | Published June 20, 2016 at 4:57am

'Modern debates about the Second Amendment have focused on whether it protects a private right of individuals to keep and bear arms, or a right that can be exercised only through militia organizations like the National Guard. This question, however, was not even raised until long after the Bill of Rights was adopted.' ~ by Nelson Lund and Adam Winkler

Gun Control Advocates Tout Virginia Election Results • VOA News • Nov 7, 2019

Virginia Attorney General says proposed gun laws will be enforced despite opposition • WUSA9 • Dec 31, 2019

Gun rights advocates invite thousands to rally • Newsy • Jan 6, 2020

Gun control rally signals tension ahead of 2020 election • CBC News: The National • Jan 20, 2020

'Governor Gage then tried another approach - warrantless searches of people for arms and ammunition without any provocation. The policy drew fierce criticism from the colonists. In fact, the Boston Gazette wrote that of all General Gage's offenses, it was this one that outraged people the most.'

'They would not allow the British to confiscate their individual arms, or their collective arms; and when the British tried to do both, the Revolution began.'

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