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Archive for the day “June 30, 2013”

Way to go Oregon!!!

It’s not just hype.
If the bee’s die…….we will die.

It Is What It Is

Way to go Oregon!!!

Huge news for bees!!! Oregon has banned pesticides!!!

Wow!! This is great news. A little late but great nonetheless…




We ALL are ONE!! We ALL are connected to Nature!!

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The Republican ‘War On Voting Rights’ – ‘Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s’

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‘There was little room for befuddlement. The test was to be taken in 10 minutes flat, and a single wrong answer meant a failing grade’.

‘This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder overturned Section 4(b) of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which mandated federal oversight of changes in voting procedure in jurisdictions that have a history of using a “test or device” to impede enfranchisement. Here is one example of such a test, used in Louisiana in 1964’.

‘After the end of the Civil War, would-be black voters in the South faced an array of disproportionate barriers to enfranchisement. The literacy test—supposedly applicable to both white and black prospective voters who couldn’t prove a certain level of education but in actuality disproportionately administered to black voters—was a classic example of one of these barriers’.

‘Most of the tests collected here are a battery of trivia questions related to civic procedure and citizenship. (Two from the Alabama test: “Name the attorney general of the United States” and “Can you be imprisoned, under Alabama law, for a debt?”’)

‘But this Louisiana “literacy” test, singular among its fellows, has nothing to do with citizenship. Designed to put the applicant through mental contortions, the test’s questions are often confusingly worded. If some of them seem unanswerable, that effect was intentional. The (white) registrar would be the ultimate judge of whether an answer was correct’.

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