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Maverick Candidate Mike Gravel

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Posted on May 4, 2007

Presidential candidate Mike Gravel’s performance in the first Democratic debate took him from off the radar to Truthdigger of the week. Naturally we just had to pick his brain. The former senator from Alaska, who helped end the draft, tells Truthdig why he’s running, why there are so few mavericks in politics these days and why war makes him angry.

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By *Google Please*, May 20, 2007 at 12:14 pm Link to this comment
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National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51” and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.

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By KA, May 9, 2007 at 3:38 am Link to this comment
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Go here for more on Gravel and progressive voices in the Middle East:

Show Me The Rules!

http://showmetherules.blogspot.com/2007/05/well-people-presidential-race-is-well.html

http://showmetherules.blogspot.com

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By Van Buren, May 7, 2007 at 3:50 am Link to this comment
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Dr. Alexander Edelman you talk about income Tax. but in our DECLARATION By the REPRESENTATIVES of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA there is nothing about how we should be over taxed in it!. I think we all need to Play Catch up on History, so we don’t have to repeat what so many died for us For. Better yet I will Give you a Site where they read the Declaration to you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ0bpaWuZbg
If you want to Read up on our History around this DocumentBy the People For the People.
http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/congress.htm
Anyone Passing by should Catch up on The Peoples History. And Make your Judgement if you think the Income Tax on us is Of the People or Put there by a King! Our Federal Reserve is owned by the Private Sector.

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By safrus, May 6, 2007 at 3:47 pm Link to this comment
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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/5/5/224958/4114

read above link and help support the idea.

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By Paul Splane, May 6, 2007 at 1:08 pm Link to this comment
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As the little train engine said “I think I can..I think I can. Let’s prove Verne’s comment wrong by getting the word out on who the real contender is..Mike Gravel. The others aren’t contenders but pretenders. Don’t let the others steal the victory for Mike. He’s the only REAL guy in the race (besides Ron Paul). ALL ABOARD!!!

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By Chris Taylor, May 6, 2007 at 6:32 am Link to this comment
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And why should someone making interest having to KEEP paying taxes on that money over and over and over again. Retaxed again and again. Thats fair ?

ALSO Food is non taxable. “Necessity” Items are not taxed.

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By Blake, May 6, 2007 at 4:57 am Link to this comment
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I hope you do one of these for Ron Paul too.

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By Leigh, May 6, 2007 at 1:56 am Link to this comment
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The more I hear from Mike Gravel, the more I really want to believe he has a chance. If nothing else, I want mainstream media to let him spread his message of, oh, sense. Eveything he says just makes sense. Why doesn’t that happen more often? Actually, that’s how I know he won’t win. Because I want him to…

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By Michael, May 6, 2007 at 1:41 am Link to this comment
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You American’s NEED to vote this guy in. Honestly the world is laughing at you at the moment and he’s the only American poly I’ve heard that actually has his head screwed on straight.

As for fair tax: We in Australia have the same thing called the GST, it’s by far the best change we’ve made to our tax system.

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By Deliguy, May 6, 2007 at 12:01 am Link to this comment
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I think it’s time we make it official. The media has declared war on the American people. It’s now their interests versus ours.

It’s blatantly clear that they are censoring any candidates that don’t support them.

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By Keith Burgun, May 5, 2007 at 11:58 pm Link to this comment
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Go gravel in 08!  Don’t listen to people who say he is too radical and cannot win - we NEED someone radical now and he CAN win.  Just gotta get the word out!  I am contributing whatever I can to his candidacy!

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By yos, May 5, 2007 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment
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mike is making it further up the informal poll here:
http://www.chainofthoughts.com/cgi-bin/pic.cgi?n=race for 2008

looks like he was just added, and now nearing the top.

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By Donate, May 5, 2007 at 1:45 am Link to this comment
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We really need to come together and Support Mike. Big Business isn’t going to do it for us. We the People need to support those we beleave in.. Go to Mike’s site http://www.gravel2008.us/donate Take a look around, get to know the people there. I courage you too do so as did I. If you like what you see help him out to get the word out.

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By Sam, May 4, 2007 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment
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Please.  If you do not understand what exactly fair tax is, please don’t comment on it.  Get completely informed and then criticize all you want.

Try going to FairTax.org and reading the entire FAQ.  Here’s the direct link to the FAQ: http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_faq

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By Dr. Alexander Edelman, May 4, 2007 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment
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He’ good, but his Fair Tax plan is completed cracked. He wants to eliminate the income tax and make a national sales tax. It’s an interesting idea to eliminate the problem of unfair taxing. Yet in effect someone could go collect a welfare check, and in purchasing groceries end up giving much of it back. Whereas someone who makes 500,000 dollars a year living on interest could sit on the percentage of their money, keeping it from getting redistributed into the populace.

-Alex

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By Verne Arnold, May 4, 2007 at 9:30 am Link to this comment

Well, what can I say…the guys great!  Just what the doctor has ordered!
The cynic in me says he hasn’t got a snowballs chance in hell…but maybe…just maybe the people have had enough of the status quo and will…nah!

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