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Old 11-22-12, 12:34
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Julia Gillard in deeper trouble with the AWU scandal. Her false, hypocritical statements are being exposed.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/nat...-1226522307788
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Old 11-22-12, 16:09
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San Francisco has just banned public nudity: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20404710

Apparantly, the ban will be appealed under a 1st amendment 'right to expression'. Doubt it will win, but who knows? Anyone from San Francisco? How much of a problem was public nudity. Was it just an occasional nusiance in geographically remote spaces or was it more widespread?
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Old 11-22-12, 17:28
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San Francisco has just banned public nudity: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20404710

Apparantly, the ban will be appealed under a 1st amendment 'right to expression'. Doubt it will win, but who knows? Anyone from San Francisco? How much of a problem was public nudity. Was it just an occasional nusiance in geographically remote spaces or was it more widespread?
In general, as expected, you wouldn't see anyone naked that you would want to. That said, while the Castro is not remote, it's easy enough to stay out of if you don't want to be there. And, if you do, then the public exposure shouldn't be a problem--or you're really missing the point.

At the moments in the city when people of all genders and ages would have been using nudity as a means of politicized cultural expression, it wouldn't have been seen by many who weren't sympathetic to the gesture. Hence, by no one who cared. But at this point the city has so surpassed itself in absurdity (and like Berkeley is turning in on its legacy of significant political radicality) that nude middle aged guys only look quaint and naive more than objectionable.

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Ceasefire in Gaza?

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affa...ruce-agreed-to

Setting aside the Middle East political/social issues for a moment and looking at it purely from a domestic political perspective, what a feather in the cap for Hillary if she does intend to run in 2016.
You don't have to always clap in time to the beat:

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Old 11-22-12, 19:44
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Old 11-22-12, 19:55
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god no, not yet another Clinton run for president? thought America would finally get ridd of that family on top politics after this Obama period
Twas president messiah who (having campaigned that her foreign policy was wrong) gave her the position. I still remember the press meeting afterwords where a brave journalist asked him about the contradiction and he replied with the " dont look to the past look to the future" crap

As I recall he then proceeded to endorse Caroline Kennedy for Senate, despite the fact it later turned out she barely knew that Washington DC is the capital.
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Twas president messiah who (having campaigned that her foreign policy was wrong) gave her the position. I still remember the press meeting afterwords where a brave journalist asked him about the contradiction and he replied with the " dont look to the past look to the future" crap

As I recall he then proceeded to endorse Caroline Kennedy for Senate, despite the fact it later turned out she barely knew that Washington DC is the capital.
Name recognition saves plenty of dough in the campaign. Works for Clinton, works for Kennedy (well not Caroline, but the other Kennedy who's in da House now).
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Name recognition saves plenty of dough in the campaign. Works for Clinton, works for Kennedy (well not Caroline, but the other Kennedy who's in da House now).
Isnt Obama supposed to be the "change" from the old politics? He became president promising to change Washington. Imo,going back on that so quickly (before being even sworn in) is something worth remembering.
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Isnt Obama supposed to be the "change" from the old politics? He became president promising to change Washington. Imo,going back on that so quickly (before being even sworn in) is something worth remembering.
What can he change? the domestic policy in the country is so divided amongst the citizens that it is hard to do much. and the foreign policy in Washignton is controlled by the Saudis... rotten to the core and inefficient the whole system over there if you ask me
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Isnt Obama supposed to be the "change" from the old politics? He became president promising to change Washington. Imo,going back on that so quickly (before being even sworn in) is something worth remembering.
I won't argue to the contrary.

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