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kyleemclauren · 5 months ago
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Twothirds Is Enough
A clique of 0.0000015% of the country is going to just unilaterally declare major human rights illegal in this country? Oh fuck no.
Fuck the supreme court. Fuck all politicians. I want a direct vote on everything, and if that vote reaches supermajority support it should be law. Two thirds, 66%, is the threshold for Byzantine fault tolerance, the mathematically strongest guarantee that a decision is the vote of The People in the presence of interference. Higher thresholds are completely unnecessary in a representative democracy.
69% of Americans want Roe to stay. That should make it law.
68% of Americans believe that marijuana should be legal. That should make it legal.
*89%* of Americans support raising the minimum wage. Why hasn't it been raised?
76% of Americans believe that members of Congress should be barred from owning shares in the publicly traded companies that they regulate. I think we know why *that* hasn't been passed!
We're not divided, not really. We are controlled by oligarchs deciding what we are *allowed* to vote on. No more. Votes for everything! Twothirds is enough!
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Update (2022-06-24): Well, it looks like six people have overruled hundreds of millions of people and revoked our federal abortion rights. Gee, it would sure be useful if there were some automatic mechanism for The People to tell the unaccountable god kings their opinions have been rejected!
These examples need to be made into a coherent list - I’ve started a side blog to track twothirds support polls. Please send any national polls with >66% agreement to @two-thirds, especially if the mainstream media pretends the position is “controversial.”
Even though the entire system is broken, we *can* come together to make decisions. Under twothirds, we can begin to clean up the pieces.
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Update (2022-07-07): Uh oh! Looks like England is down a government! Would you like a free one?
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funnytwittertweets · 5 months ago
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kropotkindersurprise · 4 months ago
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May 10, 2022 - Protesters against the Sri Lanka government’s handling of the economic crisis pushed politicians’ cars into the river, and have burned down at least 38 politiians’ homes. [video]
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sacredwhores · a year ago
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John Howard Davies & Ian MacNaughton - Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969)
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mapsontheweb · a month ago
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The richest politicians in each state, 2018.
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jerseydeanne · 24 days ago
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innerfool · a month ago
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Trumpolini
Remember that guy Mussolini from Italy circa WW2. Capo "Don the Con" Trump reminds me of him. "CapoDon" might consider that a compliment; it is not. Based upon past history ."CapoDon" should welcome his prison sentence.
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theweekmagazine · a year ago
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Today's best political cartoons
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b0bthebuilder35 · 4 months ago
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ancappunk · 10 months ago
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funnytwittertweets · 5 months ago
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macrolit · a year ago
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When politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) American journalist
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imageoscillite · 5 months ago
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The people who try to convince you that all politicians are the same and that they don't care do so because they know those politicians can't get anything done if you don't have their backs.
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mapsontheweb · 6 months ago
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The Richest Politician In Each State - Wondering why Donald Trump isn’t on this? A qualifier is the politician has to be currently in position or recently left and recent i.e. within the year. A close almost addition as his term ended in January of 2021.
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lobotomizedskull · 8 months ago
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innerfool · a month ago
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Dear Uncle Joe
Thanks again for coming through for us. Like all good uncles you really care about us. The old the young, the poor, the workers and the future of our children and grandchildren. Some of us doubted you. saying you were too nice and too old. You are actually nice, old, and wise at the same time. Costs of medicine, protecting environment, fairer tax code, infrastructure, education. You name it and you did it.
Too bad Uncle Donald is in trouble with the law again. This time he may have to do some time in the penitentiary. He was never good to us; all he cared about was himself and his money and his women. I guess it is the same in every family, there is always one bad uncle.
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jellythephotographer · 9 months ago
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A Pro-Choice protestor sits in protest at the Pennsylvania State Capitol as a priest and his associate walks by. This was during a Pro-Choice rally being due to the Texas Abortion Bill, which Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law this year. In this bill, Texas abortions procedures as early as six weeks would be banned. That would be before some women know they are pregnant. This bill would be known as one of the strictest in the country.
My Thoughts: Hell of a shot in my opinion. So the priest wanted to check out how the protest was going and walked around with his friend. Nothing violent happened and the protest was peaceful. I was extremely lucky to have him walk by this protestor who had "My Uterus" written on the stomach. I had to be quick on getting the shot. I say that I'm lucky because I felt it was one of those powerful shot moments.
Date Taken: (9-12-2021)
Camera: Nikon Z 50
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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