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Independent Films / Independent Politics

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Hollywood held its Oscars a couple of weeks ago. Of interest to many, especially those calling for a pardon (or Nobel Peace Prize) for Edward Snowden, was the documentary CITIZEN FOUR which won the Oscar for Best Documentary. Director Laura Poitras said, “The disclosures that Edward Snowden reveals don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself,”  Snowden released a statement following the Oscars saying, in part, “My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.Read more ...

Minnesota state Sen. introduces bill to put NOTA on ballots, with new election if NOTA wins

NOTA

via the Star-Tribune:

If a Minnesota state senator gets his wish, a faceless and nameless force would give political candidates extra reason to sweat at election time. They’d have to compete against “None of the Above,” with the threat of a new election featuring all-new candidates if that option prevails.

GOP Sen.

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IPR On New Server: Now Working (??)

We think we’ve “successfully” moved IPR to its new server. We know it’s not perfect yet.

When we moved it, there was some unknown problem with the “theme” and we’ve temporarily implemented the Twenty Twelve theme instead.

It seems to be working now. Please post comments on this post if you see anything not working.… Read more ...

Moving IPR to New Server

We will tentatively be moving IPR to a new server and hosting setup on Monday morning. Articles and comments posting during the morning may be lost.

We’ll do our best to preserve all content, but it won’t be perfect.

The new setup will allow us to make better updates on the site, and allow volunteers to edit the way the site works on a “staging” server.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: California June 3rd Primary Turnout was 24%

(The following was originally published by Richard Winger on Ballot Access News.)

On June 5, the California Secretary of State released the number of ballots still uncounted from the June 3, 2014 primary. That number is 1,011,398. When that figure is added to the number of votes cast for Governor that had been counted as of the same point, 3,296,369, the sum is 4,307,767.… Read more ...

The Libertarian Alliance (UK): “Paleoism and the Traditional Britain Group”

Here is an interesting article from The Libertarian Alliance blog, a libertarian organization based in England. The article is really about small l libertarianism rather than Libertarian Party matters, but it does a good job of chronicling the “paleolibertarian” phenomenon of the ’90s. Paleolibertarianism seems to mystify some people, so I thought it was worth posting.… Read more ...

Politico Report:”FEC poised to allow Bitcoin campaign donations”

Byron Tau at Politico.com reports that the Federal Elections Commission is preparing to adopt a new rule that will allow political campaigns to collect donations in bitcoins. They will be required to convert bitcoins to dollars in order to spend on behalf of campaigns.

According to the proposal, the currency will count as an “in-kind” contribution to a campaign — like a stock or bond.Read more ...

Knock It Off

I’m seeing too many nasty comments about people. Most recently there’s been a slew of attacks on Paulie.

Knock it off or I’ll do something about it.

If you have a comment of substance, fine. If it’s just calling someone names, it’ll be deleted fast, and you may well get banned from the site.… Read more ...