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Boiling Frogs Monday, 13. June

2011 by Sibel Edmonds

Exclusive Boiling Frogs Video with James Corbett

Here is an exclusive video by James Corbett with the inaugural edition of the EyeOpener, a new weekly video series produced in conjunction with Boiling Frogs Post, on Obama’s Secret Transparency Award. This news clip is a prelude to our petition, ‘Rescind Obama’s “Transparency Award” Now!,’ co-written by Coleen Rowley and me, and signed by more than 25 high-profile government whistleblowers and over 20 organizations, which will be launched tomorrow morning. We are going to need every single one of you, your signatures, your support, and your voices to get these organizations to take back the undeserved and hypocritical award. Please watch this video. Maybe watch it again. Think about it. Get angry. Share this with everyone you know. Help up disseminate this and encourage others to watch think, get angry, and take action. We are counting on you; on us.

Here’s a link to Sibel Edmunds whistle blowing experiences…
Killing the Messenger

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Andrew Cuomo Faces Strategic Choices In Filling Anthony Weiner’s Seat

Huffington Post – Sam Stein

First Posted: 06/16/11 12:09 PM ET Updated: 06/16/11 02:10 PM ET

WASHINGTON — The process to fill the soon-to-be-vacant seat of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) may not be as smooth or as simple as initial reports suggest.

New York State officials have had no shortage of practice in the art of hosting a special election, having completed one just recently to fill the seat of another scandal-submarined lawmaker: former Republican Rep. Chris Lee.

But the timing of Weiner’s resignation presents some strategic choices for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Under a just-passed New York law, a special election can take place no less than 70 days and no more than 80 days after called for by the governor. Should Cuomo choose that path and announce a special election immediately after Weiner submits his resignation (likely this week), it would mean that a vote to fill the seat would take place either in the dead-days of late August or right around Labor Day weekend. Turnout, in short, would be abysmal.

An alternative would be to let the process take its course.

According to John Conklin, a spokesman for New York State’s Board of Elections, Cuomo could simply leave Weiner’s seat vacant. If he did that, the vote for a replacement would take place on the general election ballot this fall — a date more likely to encourage wider voter participation.

If that happens, however, prospective candidates would have to make a mad dash to get on the ballot. “People should be out passing petitions in his district today or tomorrow,” said Conklin, “because the petition process closes on July 14.” Candidates from one of the six parties in the state –Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families, Independence and Green — would then have to collect 1,250 signatures to qualify. Those attempting to run as an independent or third party candidate, would need 3,000. A primary would be held in September for that election on the first Tuesday in November.

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Berlin – Take My Breath Away (Top Gun soundtrack)

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