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I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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State Rep Leaves Republican Party,Calls GOP Too Extreme..

Source: Huffington Post, 630 WPRO

Posted: 6/4/2012 8:42:49 AM
Updated: 6/4/2012 9:17:49 AM

State Representative John Savage of East Providence is telling the Republican Party “see you later” as he changed his voter affiliation to independent over the weekend.

“I just felt that I would prefer at this point to be an independent. I think that I have been an independent thinking person in the legislature and I wanted to become the independent voter also,” Savage told the WPRO Morning News with Tara Granahan and Andrew Gobeil.

Savage, elected as a Republican to the General Assembly in 1999, said the Republican party has become too extreme for him.

“I think the republican party or a good segment of it has been capture by the extreme right, the Tea Party and I’m in disagreement with many of their positions and I did not want to be associated or affiliated with that element of the party, I feel they are way to the right and I want to be more to the center and independent,” said Savage.

Read more: http://630wpro.com/Article.asp?id=2468621&spid=37719

This is in Providence Rhode Island..Good..

After you link , look further down the article.. for some good news...

Dade Miami County stopped purging voters: (9th and 10 paragraphs below letter)

Miami-Dade County election officials issued 1,570 warning letters, said Christina White, the county chief deputy supervisor of elections. Of these, 13 people responded indicating they are not citizens and have been removed from the voter rolls. One of the voters cast one ballot in 1996. Another voted once in 2000 and again in 2004. Their names will be forwarded to the state’s attorney’s office for possible prosecution as required by law, White said.

However, Miami-Dade County said it will not purge other voters from the rolls because of the large number of citizens included on the state’s suspect voter list. Nearly 450 voters who received warning letters provided proof of citizenship and another 35 have made plans to do so. About 1,000 voters have not responded, White said.

Closing Bank Accounts Will cost You, Group Finds.- AP, Yahoo News.


Want to close your bank account? It could cost you as much as $55.

In a survey of the practices of the 10 largest banks in the country — including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank and Wells Fargo — policy and advocacy group Consumers Union found that people who want to close their accounts at big banks and switch to a smaller bank can face costly obstacles.

"Banks have added all sorts of fees on basic checking accounts, which has raised alarm bells," said Suzanne Martindale, staff attorney for Consumers Union. "But when you hit breaking point and want to move your money, guess what you encounter: more fees."

Consumers Union said none of the 10 banks will make a free same-day electronic transfer, and all charge for wire transfers or certified checks. Certified checks can cost up to $10 and wire transfers $30. BB&T and Citibank charge a $25 fee if the account is closed within 90 days, while US Bank, HSBC, and PNC Bank charge customers a $25 fee to close an account that has been open for fewer than 180 days
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