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    Re: Bernie Sanders lays out REAL family values platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I can tell you that I have never personally felt slighted when looking for a job, nor do I know of anyone who was not hired because they were of child-bearing age. Not saying it's never happened, but personally -- nor through the news cycle -- have I ever heard of a case (or do not recall) in Canada where a woman was not hired for a job because she could potentially have a child. Heck my workplace just hired a woman who was pregnant, because she was the best candidate (like it should be!). As I said before, we have strong laws against such things, and a business is taking a great risk if they choose to practice such misogyny.

    On another note, I failed to mention that here in Canada, there is a guaranteed year of mat leave. However, if the father chooses to take some time off, he can. For instance, the woman could take 8 months and the man 4.
    the US has FMLA... which give 12 weeks of leave.... though small businesses are exempt
    a few states offer benefits under temporary disability laws, but it's not a national ting

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    Re: Bernie Sanders lays out REAL family values platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    and what are people who don't believe Bernie is what we need?...
    I think in most cases, blindly partisan. Victims of not knowing the facts. People who are afraid of change.
    Putin has certainly grabbed Trump by the pussy. Payback is a bitch.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders lays out REAL family values platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the US has FMLA... which give 12 weeks of leave.... though small businesses are exempt
    a few states offer benefits under temporary disability laws, but it's not a national ting
    Compared to other first world nations, that is truly pathetic. Absolutely nothing to boast about, IMO.
    Putin has certainly grabbed Trump by the pussy. Payback is a bitch.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders lays out REAL family values platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I think in most cases, blindly partisan. Victims of not knowing the facts. People who are afraid of change.
    If people were afraid of change, Hope and Change wouldn't have gotten elected. You're right though that most voters know very few facts and very little about the country in which they live.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders wants to take back “family values” from the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    If Sanders wants to win conservative voters, he should just talk about legalized gun ownership, because the only reason 99% of conservatives vote against Dems is because they're afraid that Dems will take away all their guns.
    Bernie Sanders on Gun Control

    Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains.

    Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership.

    Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers.

    Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse.
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders wants to take back “family values” from the GOP

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    Bernie Sanders on Gun Control

    Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains.

    Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership.

    Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers.

    Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse.
    https://votesmart.org/candidate/eval...s#.VXxJB85-8U0

    NRA gave him 8% on gun rights.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders wants to take back “family values” from the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    NRA hates lefty's no matter what. I posted his actual voting record so you can assess rather than reading someone else's assessment.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders lays out REAL family values platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    It's his messy hair. Makes him looks craaaaaaaaazy, I tell ya!
    I think Jon Stewart was referring to him as Dr. Brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders wants to take back “family values” from the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    NRA hates lefty's no matter what. I posted his actual voting record so you can assess rather than reading someone else's assessment.
    That's the thing about cherry picking information on the internet. Other people can find the same info. I suspect you got your information from "On the Issues" because they listed the same things you did. You didn't include the last couple one of which was this: "Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record.

    Sanders scores F by NRA on pro-gun rights policies
    While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.
    The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest)."
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    Re: Bernie Sanders wants to take back “family values” from the GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    That's the thing about cherry picking information on the internet. Other people can find the same info. I suspect you got your information from "On the Issues" because they listed the same things you did.
    Yes. I believe I linked it in my post. So "finding it" was a matter of clicking on the link I provided you.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    You didn't include the last couple one of which was this: "Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record.
    Yes. The NRA's rating based on ?... hating lefty's I suppose.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Sanders scores F by NRA on pro-gun rights policies
    While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.
    The following ratings are based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionaire sent to all Congressional candidates; the NRA assigned a letter grade (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest)."
    I didn't try to hide it at all. I was simply posting that his actual voting record can appeal to gun owners to a degree. I wasn't implying in any way that he was an NRA poster boy. I just know that gun enthusiasts would outright dismiss him without even looking at any of his policies because he's a lefty so I put what, of his actual record, gun owners could relate to and might surprise them.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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