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Re: “The SBE Will Turn Over Some, But Not All, of the Information the White House’s Voting Integrity Commission Wants

Let's start with what we know. Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Commission, is running for governor of Kansas in 2018. He has been using the so called voter fraud commission in his campaign materials. Now a complaint has been filed against Kobach for violations of the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act makes it illegal for executive branch employees to engage in activity to gain political advantage. Kobach was tapped by Donald Trump because he is angry Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. Trump wants Kobach to track down alleged widespread voter fraud that does not exist.

According to data analysts and other researchers, Kobach has a history of throwing legal voters off the rolls, based on last names. Most of the voters deprived of the right to vote were those who normally vote for the Democrats.

Here is what we don't know or understand. Why is the NC State Board of Elections giving up personal information about Tar Heels? Here are my concerns: My Social Security number is sacrosanct. My political affiliation(s) serves what purpose? Would that knowledge make me a target of some evil-doer? Is there a stated time limit on when or how often I vote? Numerous newspapers and digital outlets have questioned the validity of the methodology used by Vice Chair of the Commission, Kris Kobach. One data expert called Kobach's research "childish. " Stats showed he scrubbed 1-in-6 Latinos, 1-in-7 Asians and 1-in-9 Blacks because of common last names.

Has the NCSBOE asked Kobach to review and replace our voting apparatus, which assures everyone of a vote? The N&O said the Board was satisfied with the overall "integrity" of North Carolina's voting process in 2016 despite media reports of possible Russian hacking of VR Systems software. I am distressed the NCSBOE might breach the covenant of secrecy for all voters. I also fear my vote may not count, if the state remains wedded to old, exploitable technology.

What I know is the Trump/Kobach Commission is a hammer looking for a nail.

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Posted by cityfox on 07/05/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Just Because the President Is a Scientific Illiterate Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Isn’t Real

Now why would anyone believe a man with FAKE orange skin, a FAKE hair weave and an incurious mind? His claim to fame: bankruptcies, gaudy hotels, cheating charitable groups like St. Jude's Hospital for sick children. No. 45 is a malignant narcissist who is using America like an ATM to benefit his family.

Coal mining jobs are not coming back. Covered wagons are not coming back either. Natural gas and renewables have decimated coals market share. Business math is driving the move to gas and solar.

Trump blames China which is investing $360 billion into renewable energy. During his campaign he accused China of stealing American jobs. He and his daughter produce their products in China. His son-in-law's family is selling visas to rich Chinese at $500,000 a pop. Trump is an ignorant, thin-skinned, hot mess who has borrowed money from Beijing and Russia's state bank. He thinks Americans are stupid, illiterate or both.

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Posted by cityfox on 06/07/2017 at 8:11 PM

Re: “A Reality-Show President Enters the Theater of War

If bombing Syria and Afghanistan boosts Trumps popularityexpect more. Blitzing and shelling is the GOP modus operandi. The Republicans are tied to the military industrial complex. Ronald Reagan went into Lebanon, but lost 241 Marines to a suicide bomb in Beirut. Reagan needed to boost morale. He invaded the little island nation of Grenada purportedly to save 600 American medical students. The UN condemned the invasion as a violation of international law. The list goes on with HW Bush, GW Bush.

Here it is 15 years later and Trump is trying to bully allies into his Cowboy fight in Syria, Afghanistan and possibly North Korea. Are Americans ready for WWIII?
Trump is crazy. Generals love WAR not peace. Boys and military toys will get our kids killed to avoid Russiagate.

Posted by cityfox on 04/14/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Power certainly did not devolve to the people under McCrory and the NCGOP. The right wing was too busy undermining the US and State Constitution. The NCGA moved to enshrine itself forever without a public hearing or input. Roy Cooper must challenge Phil Berger and Tim Moore and the rest of the GOP cabal. They are kleptocrats who are supporting a boorish, uncouth autocrat who believes he can set policy with Tweets.

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Posted by cityfox on 01/04/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Resolutions for Living in Trump’s America in 2017

How is it the country clubbers, gated community billionaires and trust fund babies got to use the word "elitist?"

The real story-- the so called job creators (GOP) did not want to spend money to train workers for the digital age. The bosses wanted low-wage workers. Didn't want to pay health or pension benefits. Owners closed factories. Left town for overseas.
Complacent workers in rural areas did not take advantage of government programs to retool, learn new computer/digital skills. The revenue base of towns dwindled as rural kids moved to cities for jobs. They didn't want to stay down on the farm, work in coal mines, steel mills.

Trump's pick for Labor Secretary Andrew Puzder, CEO Carl's Jr, couldn't be more anti-worker:
Speaking to Business Insider this year, Mr. Puzder said that increased automation could be a welcome development because machines were always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, theres never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case.

Donald pledged to drain the swamp. A BIG, FAT LIE. He's tapped three people from Goldman-Sachs. What about Wilbur Ross, Commerce nominee?
Ross owned a coal mine that was cited for more than 200 safety violations before an accident killed a dozen workers, and is a member of a secret Wall Street fraternity, where, clad in velvet slippers, he sang show tunes mocking poor people.

Once Trump voters find out they've been bamboozled maybe they'll start voting in their own best interests.

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Posted by cityfox on 12/28/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Sneak Attack: Inside the Legislature’s Surprise Assault on Democracy

Pat McCrory lost. The NCGOP and party leaders refuse to accept that decision, the will of the voters. The republican lawmakers have gotten it into their evil little minds they can just grab power from Tar Heels. What the NCGA has done is suppress the vote by making up stuff and attempting to block Roy Cooper from doing his job as the incoming governor.
The Executive Director of the NCGOP, Dallas Woodhouse, who is a bully and serial liar, screams that Democrats moved the goal posts on conservatives back in 1976. Say what? This is 2016. A new day. A different time. But the right wing does not play well with others and believes it can pay bad deeds forward.
Stripping Cooper of powers, standing on the necks of voters, holding illegal sessions with little or no notice--will be challenged in court. The right wingers hope Trump's attorney general pick will chose party over the PEOPLE.

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Posted by cityfox on 12/21/2016 at 10:05 PM

Re: “A Desperate Pat McCrory Makes His Last Stand

My grandmother would have me to cut a switch and give it to her when I misbehaved. I believe it is time for me to introduce Pat McCrory and the NCGOP to my granny.

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Posted by cityfox on 12/01/2016 at 10:04 PM

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