neverinNJ

neverinNJ OP wrote

http://www.ncid.us/national_initiative

The National Citizens Initiative for Democracy does not change or eliminate Congress, the President, or the Judiciary. Laws created by initiative must still be adjudicated by the courts just like laws created by Congress. The National Citizens Initiative for Democracy adds an additional check –– the People –– to our system of checks and balances, while setting up a governing partnership between the People and their elected representatives.

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neverinNJ wrote (edited )

One can be whatever they want but those in the self-identified anarchist bucket are small enough group anyway and don't need further division with all that is going on in the world. Unless you are a law enforcement agency trying to break things up :-)

What I find interesting is that many people don't stay long with one thing whether religion or anarchist/political school. Yet somehow they reconcile that whole journey within themselves.

Life is too short arguing over xx versus yy while the ship is on fire and sinking.

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neverinNJ OP wrote

WASHINGTON — Agents with the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver license databases into a facial recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.

Thousands of facial recognition requests, internal documents and emails over the past five years, obtained through public records requests by Georgetown University researchers and provided to The Washington Post, show that federal investigators have turned state department of motor vehicle databases into the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure.

Police have long had access to fingerprints, DNA and other “biometric data” taken from criminal suspects. But the DMV records contain the photos of the majority of a state’s residents, most of whom have never been charged with a crime.

Neither Congress nor state legislatures have authorized the development of such a system, and growing numbers of Democratic and Republican lawmakers are criticizing the technology as a dangerous, pervasive and error-prone surveillance tool.

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neverinNJ wrote

In the Museum of the American Indian in DC, there is a statue of Washington and Oneida natives. https://images.app.goo.gl/SYyi6VeqCwR3otWt9

General George Washington and Oneida Nation Friendship statue at National Museum of the American Indian Washington DC George Washington Friendship sculpture at National Museum of the American Indian.

Edward Hlavka depicts Oneida Chief Oskanondohna and Oneida woman (Polly Cooper), and General George Washington. The statue is a commemoration of the bonds between the Oneida Nation and the United States.

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neverinNJ OP wrote (edited )

Sometimes even Fox News reports news :-)

Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.

Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, told FOX 10 of Phoenix that such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days.

“It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to -- we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me," Ferraro told the station in a phone interview.

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neverinNJ OP wrote

Machi's parents have always put a lot of pressure on her, and now that she's in her late twenties, they want her to get married. The problem is that Machi's never found the idea all that appealing or had a successful relationship, so despite the fact that she's used to giving in to her parents, she's been resisting. When she mentions the issue to her friend Hana, however, Hana has an idea – she and Machi should get married, or rather, get a certificate of partnership, so that Machi can say she followed the letter of her parents' law. Machi agrees, but just because Hana's another woman, that doesn't mean that this will work any better than if she'd married a man…right?

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