Daily Archives: November 3, 2014

Monsanto, BigAg Spend Millions Fighting Colorado, Oregon Ballot Measures to Label GMO Foods|News Headlines for Monday, November 4|Democracy Now

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, November 4

this pressed for your right to know: Andy Rooney: “Don’t get out and vote” – CBS News

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Andy Rooney: “Don’t get out and vote”

As voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections, here’s Andy Rooney’s take on the slogan: “Get out the vote.”

The following is a script of “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” which aired on Oct. 21, 1984.

Andy Rooney: You hear a lot of talk about getting out the vote these days. Local politicians are even using government workers to try and register welfare recipients, for example, and several of the big corporations are pretending they’re “Mister Nice Guy” by telling everyone to get out and vote in commercials. CBS, for example.

[Commercial: They’ve already done the hard part. All we have to do is vote.]

Andy Rooney: The companies are trying to sound patriotic and all-American. Patriotism is selling very well this year. I don’t want to sound un-American or as though I don’t believe in democracy, but I’d prefer to leave a sleeping vote lie.

[Man: I don’t know. I’m not into politics.]

[Man: I am not too much in politics. I’m just voting and I don’t get myself involved in politics. I’m just looking to the future of my kids.]

[Reporter: Don’t you think it makes any difference whether you vote or not?]

[Woman: It does make a difference, but I just never got around to voting. OK?]

via Andy Rooney: “Don’t get out and vote” – CBS News.

So WordPress.com, you are one of those lucky companies, who are encouraged by politicians to encourage us, bloggers to get out and vote, and put a nice badge on out blog stating to the matter of voting: Who’s asking you WordPress to do that, and why?

MuckReads Podcast: The Peril of Whistleblowing on Wall St.|ProPublica Just a thought: Vote with your head, not with your heart!

A Researcher’s View on Acetaminophen Poisoning|ProPublica (Vote with your head, not with your heart!)

Podcast: The Hidden Power of Dark Money|ProPublica

Alarm in Bolivia at attacks on girls

Alarm in Bolivia at attacks on girls http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29887148

Turkish firm buys Jaffa Cakes owner

Turkish firm buys Jaffa Cakes owner http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29885332

My life as a serial killer’s daughter

My life as a serial killer’s daughter http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29835159

Taylor Swift music taken off Spotify

Taylor Swift music taken off Spotify http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29885973

Taylor Swift music taken off Spotify

Taylor Swift music taken off Spotify http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29885973

Microsoft stops selling Windows 7, 8

Microsoft stops selling Windows 7, 8 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29880144

Burkina army told to hand over power

Burkina army told to hand over power http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29888244

US right-to-die advocate ends life

US right-to-die advocate ends life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29876277

Israeli paper defends ‘9/11 cartoon’

Israeli paper defends ‘9/11 cartoon’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29881552

Benghazi residents asked to leave

Benghazi residents asked to leave http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29876274

Romania faces run-off for president

Romania faces run-off for president http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29874030

Argentina suspends P&G business

Argentina suspends P&G business http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29875407

Summary justice in Ukraine’s rebel east

Summary justice in Ukraine’s rebel east http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29876687

The struggle to cope with Lassa fever

The struggle to cope with Lassa fever http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29868394

Who is the ‘Angel of Kobane’?

Who is the ‘Angel of Kobane’? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-29853513

Wi-fi hotspot for every 150 people

Wi-fi hotspot for every 150 people http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29726632

‘Suicide blast’ hits Nigeria’s Shias

‘Suicide blast’ hits Nigeria’s Shias http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29882218

Facebook sets up ‘dark web’ service

Facebook sets up ‘dark web’ service http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29879851

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29878188

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Pro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern Ukraine – The Times of India on Mobile