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November 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM


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  • HardRockKim
    August 14, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Im kim and look forward to discussing issues with the upcoming election. i look forwrd getting to know you ladies.

  • hope_love_dream
    August 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    My name is Rebecca. I'm a married mommy of one. I'm 21 years old, and I am currently a college student.

  • w.g.u
    by w.g.u
    August 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Hello my cafe name stands for won't give up I live in Boston and have two boys and one girl

    The overall discusion of rape is acient and brings fear and disgust to me on how it is dealt w/ in 2012 ...I know tht as a womanhood of single parents that raise young girls we will continue to demand in our states and in our country that our bodies nolonger be apart of a " mans game" in politics i.e independent

  • sallyharris
    August 28, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Hi, my names Sally and I have one daughter who's 3 months old. Can't wait to discuss everyones views! 

    August 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Hi im Jody  Would love to start voting.  But would like to start understanding topic's more.  

  • KarenHudes
    August 28, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    I am happy to join you all.  This is an important election, and the media are not doing everything to let voters know what they need to know in order to make an informed choice.  In addition to being a Mom, I am a lawyer and an economist.  I reported corruption to the US Congress, but the corrupt officials fired me and then stonewalled a GAO audit.  I did not take this sitting down.  I testified in the UK Parliament, the European Parliament, and reported the corruption to the US' allies.  Guess what!  The corrupt official who fired me has emerged as Romney's national security transition planning chief.

    After Zoellick helped sink the housing sector at Fannie Mae in “the most devastating scandal in recent history”  Zoellick replaced Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank.  The Bush Administration attempted to prevent Wolfowitz' resignation from the presidency of the World Bank by threatening to reveal sensitive information about the Executive Directors on the Board.  Herman Wijffels, the Dutch Executive Director at the World Bank, led the Board's inquiry into illegal pay raises to Wolfowitz' romantic interest, Shaha Riza. Riza, who worked at the World Bank prior to Wolfowitz' appointment, received a 35% raise just months after Wolfowitz assumed the presidency of the World Bank.  Wijffels reported, "There was digging into my past in a shocking manner. In my case there was nothing to find. Very clear efforts to disqualify my fellow Directors led to consternation."  Zoellick then proceeded to cook the books at the World Bank as an encore to Wolfowitz.  Congress is refusing to disburse the World Bank’s capital increase because of corruption.   Having suffered through the resulting corruption at the World Bank, the 187 other member countries ended the 66 year old Gentlemen’s Agreement for the US to appoint the president of the World Bank The members followed up by refusing Zoellick a second term as president of the World Bank after the World Bank stonewalled a Government Accountability Office inquiry into corruption requested by Senators Richard Lugar, Evan Bayh, and Patrick Leahy.  When requesting the GAO study, Senator Lugar said, “I chaired six Foreign Relations Committee hearings on corruption related to development bank financing and sponsored legislation, passed in 2005, to promote anti-corruption reforms at the World Bank and the other multilateral development banks.”  After hearings on accounting irregularities at the World Bank, including cost over-runs on the renovation of the World Bank’s headquarters and over-charges to World Bank borrowers, the US Congress required independent arbitration to protect whistleblowers in the Lugar Leahy Amendment, 22 U.S.C. 262o-445 The reforms required by Congress in the appropriations legislation did not materialize. Instead, there was an investigation of the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Department by Paul Volcker.  The Volcker Panel report was discredited after “deliberate and substantial interference with this supposedly independent commission” came to light.  For further details on Zoellick's shenanigans at the World Bank, see  

  • duets
    by duets
    August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Hi, glad to find this group!!  As the Presidential election will be great to discuss issues w/other Mom's.  

  • Debi129
    by Debi129
    August 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM
    Discussed is my only word today!! Women beware of this witch?
  • lizklimglp
    August 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM


    My name is Elizabeth and I am a mom of 3, 2 girls and 1 boy. I can't wait to jump into the's election time!! 

  • Imma...
    by Imma...
    September 1, 2012 at 5:13 AM

    Hello, My name is Jamie Wheeler & I just ran for US House of Representatives in 4th Dist of WA State. Blessed by 26 yrs of marriage, 2 adult children, 1 daughter in-law & 1 grandson. LOVE to talk politics as th future of our country depends on this election!

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