Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 22:40 UTC
In the News "The increase is a sign that the search engine can no longer afford to operate in a Silicon Valley vacuum. For years, Google had a reputation for indifference inside the Beltway. It took Google until May 2005 to set up a presence in Washington and even then, its headquarters consisted of a one-man lobbying shop in suburban Maryland." Do the Americans among you just accept this? Is this normal? Why aren't you guys turning to the streets when your country is quite clearly being bought left and right? I mean, I'm sure this happens everywhere, but on this scale? Gives me the creeps.
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by Hiev on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 23:00 UTC
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What is Lobbying?

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by Flatland_Spider on Tue 24th Apr 2012 00:36 in reply to "..."
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verb (used with object)
to try to influence the actions of (public officials, especially legislators).
to urge or procure the passage of (a bill), by lobbying.

Basically, it's where a constituent asks their representative to support a particular position on a subject using a personal appeal or having a proxy appeal on their behalf.

Most people associate lobbying with using a proxy and don't realize the lobbying applies to personal appeals as well.

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by Hiev on Tue 24th Apr 2012 01:51 in reply to "RE: ..."
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by OSbunny on Tue 24th Apr 2012 10:01 in reply to "..."
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Legalized corruption.

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