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« on: February 06, 2006, 16:07:10 EST »

I figured it would be nice if there was a thread for resources concerning politcians and such.  Probably mainly United States politics, but if anyone has resources to share from Canada and the UK (or wherever else), feel free.

Congressional Directory - Useful for finding your State Representative and Senators, along with contact information for each one.
Senate Judiciary Committee - List of current members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.


What other useful resources have you Readers found?  I'll try to update this post as often as possible with new resources.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 18:49:03 EST »

The following is a jumping point for finding out the current Canadian Ministers and Senators.

http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/SenatorsMembers.asp?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=1

It seems the first step the Tories took on the web was to increase the difficulty in finding the contact info about the members of the cabinet, though.  huh

Still looking, though.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 12:20:59 EST »

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It seems the first step the Tories took on the web was to increase the difficulty in finding the contact info about the members of the cabinet, though.  huh

No, it was already like that.  Also, navigating from the front page provided the list within two clicks (after selecting the language) to the actual list, another click for the name, and one more for contact information.  Of those, only one of them was not clearly marked.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 13:13:40 EST »

Because the UK is very bad at these things:

They work for you a website dedicated to voting, speaking and cash taking records for all UK MPs

And if you're annoyed at them: you can also fax your MP

more later......
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2006, 18:01:02 EST »

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It seems the first step the Tories took on the web was to increase the difficulty in finding the contact info about the members of the cabinet, though.  huh

No, it was already like that.  Also, navigating from the front page provided the list within two clicks (after selecting the language) to the actual list, another click for the name, and one more for contact information.  Of those, only one of them was not clearly marked.


It was a whole lot easier finding contact information for the Liberal Cabinet. I used their resource all the time to contact relevant Ministers. It's much more difficult now.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006, 21:42:27 EST »

http://www.factcheck.org/

My Contemporary Issues teacher told us to use this as a reliable source.  I've yet to review it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006, 08:26:25 EST »

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http://www.factcheck.org/

My Contemporary Issues teacher told us to use this as a reliable source.  I've yet to review it.


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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006, 18:37:26 EST »

As of today, it seems to be up.  However, it's old.  August 2004.  I've heard of similar sites out there, though, that do investigative journalism and post what they find online.  Maybe I can find one.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006, 19:36:34 EST »

The site's up and active, and current as of 02.01.2006 with an article about Bush's State of the Union speech.
CTRL+F5 the site, Shroedinger's Cat, so you aren't getting a cached version.

As for the purple feline, maybe your ISP is pulling a Google and is blocking your access to that site?  evil
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2006, 20:01:20 EST »

You're right, DF; I'm unfamiliar with ctrl F5, but I typed the address in the bar and it was up-to-date.  I should have noticed on the Google site that on the bottom it said www.factcheck.org/otherstuffleadingtoalink...

And I wonder if purplecat was seeing code?  Like when you see scripts on a page your browser has trouble with?  Some browsers don't like a page the first time, but later have no problem.  Of course, I blame M$  >:)
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2006, 07:02:31 EST »

Ok, It's all sorted out. Forced refresh cleared it all up this time. Why it didn't work yesterday, I don't know.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2006, 09:43:53 EDT »

Here's a good reference that collects nearly all of the global warming
news in one place.
http://nsidc.org/news/
It seems to cover a very wide range of English language publications
from all over the world.  Plus this is the site that announces findings
from US government related research.  It's interesting to see the
various ways the scientists work to get around administrative obsticles
that are put up to hide or obfiscate findings.  The genuine announcements
and the propaganda are so radically different in tone it's pathetic.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2006, 16:29:17 EDT »

You can always check out Steve Kangas's Liberal FAQ.
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2006, 19:57:48 EDT »

http://aspe.hhs.gov/progsys/legi/versions.html - Summary of the route bills take through the US legal system
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2007, 00:42:31 EDT »

http://www.factcheck.org/ Checks the factual accuracy of what politicians say.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/ This site just launched, watches what the politicians are saying and reports any lies told, just like factcheck.org.

Both are great sites. Reliable, unbiased information.
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