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Forum Post: Sen. Bernie Sanders - Saving American Democracy - January 3, 2012

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 4, 2012, 9:01 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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Saving American Democracy - January 3, 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders will be a guest on The Colbert Report tonight to discuss his Saving American Democracy Amendment. Bernie’s amendment to the Constitution would reverse a Supreme Court ruling that lets corporations spend unlimited and undisclosed amounts of money to influence elections.

The Colbert Report airs on Comedy Central at 11:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30 p.m. CT.

Read more and sign the petition supporting Bernie's amendment »


This was in my email this AM - If you haven't signed the petition, please do.

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[-] 4 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Virtually everything - EVERYTHING - we are fighting for starts with this step.


military spending
prison spending
private armies
education
jobs infrastructue
medicare
housing
bargaining rights
energy

and America's three biggest scourges - koch + murdoch + grover


Virtually everything - EVERYTHING - we are fighting for starts with this step.

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[-] 3 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

Signed.

Thanks for posting it.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4647) 2 years ago

Hi Zen. Signed. Best Regards, Nevada

[-] -3 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Hi Nevada - I bet you signed it a long time ago.

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

signed... 199007 signatures so far

seems to be moving kindda slow

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I think the numbers reset - when I signed it the numbers were between 12,000 and 13,000 - I watched them climb over a day or two, and sometime after they hit 150,000 they did go back to the low thousands, possibly to zero - don't know.

It would be interesting to have an accurate total on those numbers.

[-] 1 points by JimBeam (152) 2 years ago

Is that the one that says corporations are like individuals therefore they can donate whatever they want?

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I guess you haven't looked to see, have you.

Which means you haven't signed it either.

[-] 1 points by JimBeam (152) 2 years ago

Yup, that's the one. Signed!

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Ah, cool

I wasn't sure if you were messin with me or not. I should have put up more info on it - wasn't really thinking when I posted it.

[-] 1 points by JimBeam (152) 2 years ago

No man, it's on me, I was Xboxing and didn't click the link, just asked the question. lol.

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

that's cool. I loose track of who is who around here - no icons to associate political ideology to.

So I forget.

And since you really aren't the only person around here - I really should have put more info up - I've several links handy in a text file. It wouldn't have been hard to do.

I jus' wan't thinkin'

[-] 1 points by IslandActivist (191) from Keaau, HI 2 years ago

over 100k signatures, now we'll just need over 1 mil signatures...

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I signed it when there were between 12,000 and 13,000 signatures. I watched it for a day or two - maybe three. It climbed to 150,000

and that was a while ago.

They may have a million signatures already.

[-] -3 points by PileOfSmegAKAZenDog (-30) 2 years ago

Believe this, there will never be any shortage of mediocre minded people, like yourself, who are absolutely certain they have a sound grasp on complex problems at the lofty branches, whose root problems are often so simple, the reality would destroy the underpinning of their mobile homes.

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

the reality would destroy the underpinning of their mobile homes.

I just have to ask . . ..

  • where'd you steal that? or are you in fact just another piece of white trailer trash?
[-] -1 points by PileOfSmegAKAZenDog (-30) 2 years ago

I invented it, uncreative mind-fawked obama-ist.

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[-] -2 points by NightShade (163) 2 years ago

First America is not a Democracy, Second I don't vote Jew

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

I already signed it. :D

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28267) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Keystone XL is not dead yet. Make sure it does die.

http://action.sierraclub.org/site/R?i=1EFmGEqAQzzpBKLvtpSN-Q

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

the fuckers

the oil industry has an ad running in the Burlington area, it just aired on abc, I've seen it on both nbc and cbs too I'm sure - one or the other if not both.

  • "developing canadian oil sands for American consumers"

is part of the ad - I have to capture the whole thing and complain to the fcc I think. From what I understand the oil from the tar sands isn't intended for the U.S. market at all, and if not that is false advertising.

Once I've captured the particulars of the commercial I'll post back here.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28267) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yeah like the FCC has ever done anything about false advertising. Like clean coal ads - what a joke.

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

well, I guess you have a point.

I think I'll give it a whirl anyway - can't hurt. If I can capture the details of the ad.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28267) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Good luck.

I mean it.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28267) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28267) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Take action. See samples of how below.

200,815 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 5:47pm central time 02/05/2012

http://sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100081904.557411.411&gen=1&mailing_linkid=34578

The petition to save abandoned houses has 15 signatures. We picked one up at around 9:50pm 01/13/2012. Were just rolling right along.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Savingpeople-savinghomes-payingdowntheNationaldeficit/

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

Sierra Club has some good things to take part in as well. Set-up and ready for you to take part in. http://sierraclub.org/

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28267) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

[+] -6 points by PileOfSmegAKAZenDog (-30) 2 years ago

It doesn't surprise me that people like you actually believe this will undo the rug long since pulled out from under Americans' feet. This makes you, and people like you, an easy lay.

[+] -6 points by PileOfSmegAKAZenDog (-30) 2 years ago

This petition is worthless and only mediocre minded people, who have no clue, seem able to believe otherwise.

If Bernie believes this will change anything, he's nothing more than just another meat puppet tossing easy lay masses a pacifier.

[+] -6 points by PileOfSmegAKAZenDog (-30) 2 years ago

Big Deal! This won't change the fact that the United States and DC are both incorporated as well as all citizens thereof. Pay attention stoner, your boy is either as stupid as you or is pandering to the stupid masses with this placating and useless bone.