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Or perhaps apply the Biden Solution? (2 rounds from his shotgun) Ben Hartley (I write it, I sign it)
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Blinders and Buffer Zones

BenHartley Wrote: Jul 05, 2014 10:00 AM
Does that mean you consider abortion clinics to be churches? I knew there were those who considered abortion as a form of religion, so your statement implies that.
Veterans are getting screwed. And this is news? Been going on for years, folks. Years? Nay, decades. Ben Hartley (I write it, I sign it.)
Another advantage is that the recidivism rate is zero. Ben Hartley (I write it, I sign it.)
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The Misinformed Case for Voter ID

BenHartley Wrote: May 15, 2014 8:35 AM
Let's see: the poor, the handicapped, and the elderly will be affected, right? OK, I live on the equivalent of $8.30/hour, have COPD and lung cancer, and am not-quite 76 years old. Guess I qualify, huh? Balderdash! I vote, and in person -- with an ID card. If we truly want to do away with election fraud, then do away with "motor voter," absentee ballots, early voting, provisional ballots, and all the modern trappings. If you want to vote, you do so in person, on election day, in the specified place, and at the specified time. Simple, right? Please don't get me started on the literacy test, which I also think is a splendid idea. Ben Hartley (I write it, I sign it)
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The Real Vote Fraud

BenHartley Wrote: May 11, 2014 10:18 AM
Stipulated: voter impersonation is not a problem now. It may, however, become one in future. Requiring ID now is simply shutting the barn door before the horse is stolen. As for the emotional snivel/whine about the poor, the disabled,the aged, and minorities being inconvenienced, consider: I'm poor (I live on the equivalent of $8.30 an hour); I have COPD and am a cancer survivor; I'm almost 76 years old; I'm male (there are more females than males in the U.S.) which makes me a member of a minority. With all those horrendous obstacles, however, I do manage to get to the polls and vote... in person. Voter ID? Sure! And let's get rid of absentee ballots and all other forms of mail-in ballots, which are really easy to fake. And let's get rid of "early" voting, which is even easier to manipulate. And let's require voter registration be conducted by official poll workers (i.e., NOT Acorn) at official locations, not by door-to-door canvassers. I'd also like to bring back the literacy test, but that would really crimp the voting fraudsters style! Ben Hartley (I write it, I asign it)
I do believe I'll treat this film incarnation of "Noah" in the same manner as I have all the rest of the cr*p coming out of Hollywood for the past thirty years. I'll ignore it.
When solar power generation matures, it might be of some use. At present, however, this immature technology is next thing to useless.
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College Players Deserve More

BenHartley Wrote: Mar 28, 2014 2:01 PM
That'sd the best idea I've heard yet!
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A Case for Voter ID

BenHartley Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 9:02 AM
The standard anti-voter-ID mantra is that requiring positive ID to vote would disadvantage the elderly, the poor, and the disabled. Maybe so. But then, I'm 75 years old, live on the equivalent of $8.30 per hour, and have COPD and in-remission lung cancer. Sorry, folks, the "elderly/poor/disabled" chant cuts no ice with me. I _do_ have a valid ID, and I _do_ vote.
"...something in the neighborhood of 46 states to amend the Constitution..." Um... thirty-eight, actually, i.e., three quarters of the state legislatures or constitutional conventions within the state convened for the purpose.(Article V.)
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