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Process versus Principle: Why can’t I vote for my beliefs?

“It’s ironic isn’t it?” Phil asked me.

I raised my eyebrow in question.

“We live in an economy designed for choice and yet the choices we make in politics are those nobody wants to take – least of all, the young.” 687 more words

Politics & Society

Democracy Projects - Open Election Special

It was appropriate that March’s Open Data Manchester meeting should focus on projects related to the forthcoming elections. Not only because the country goes to the polls next month but also that election data was the first area of interest when Open Data Manchester started five years ago. 1,179 more words


Another Fatherless Holy Day for the Fatherless: Blood Moon Passover

Another Fatherless Holy Day for the Fatherless: Blood Moon Passover

Copyright Gary Woodroffe 2015

On this historical event of the Third of Four Blood Moons on Passover, its another heartbreak of Biblical proportions for millions of fatherless children. 681 more words

Corrupt Family Courts

Dear Teacher,

Dear Teacher,

By Mario Jimenez Jerez, M.D.

Cc: Gregorio Brown <gbrown@icfhinc.org>; Mercedez Christian <mochristian@earthlink.net>; Patty Agosto <pattyagosto@hotmail.com>; Attorney Alexander Alfano <aalfano998@aol.com>
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2015 7:18 PM… 809 more words

Post-Election Report Indicates Systemic Election Issues

After the November 2014 general election, Battleground Texas used the data from its Election Day voter hotline to summarize and describe the problems that voters faced in the election. 599 more words

Impact of Brexit good reason to vote?

From the standpoint of repealing the 15-year-rule for expats, the impact of a Brexit should provide a clear example (certainly for those resident within the EU) of the… 214 more words

Electoral Commission

Grahame reblogged this on UK Citizens in the EU - Preventing a Brexit. and commented:

The myth of expatriates not being affected by UK decisions is exposed as a falsehood by the potential consequences of a Brexit.

Clicktivism: Placating or Empowering?

Originally published by Contributoria January 2014.

Online social change campaigns. Chances are you’ve been involved in one, in some small way. Between them, campaign sites Change.org and Avaaz get more than 50 million hits a month. 1,570 more words

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