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James Weeks Strips at Libertarian Party National Convention Drops out of race for Chairman 5/29/16

Here is some background on this: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/libertarian-party-chairman-hopeful-strips-stage-c-span-n582501

Dick Van Dyke introduces Sanders at rally - The Hill

By Evelyn Rupert

Actor Dick Van Dyke introduced Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Santa Barbara, Calif., Saturday with a message for the older generation.

“Mostly I want to be here to talk to my generation,” the 90-year-old said. “I have a really important message for them. I was born in the Coolidge administration. Can you believe that? So I’ve seen a lot of politics. I was 5 years old when the stock market crashed; I lost everything."

“What I want to say to my contemporaries is, as Bernie says, in the ’50s and ’60s, real democracy was really working from the bottom up, like it’s supposed to," he added. "There were no economic crashes during those decades because regulations were in place.”

Van Dyke lamented financial deregulation and the bailout of Wall Street and said, "We need the person who can break the stranglehold that corporate America has on this country right now."

Van Dyke, who was preceded on stage by actor Justin Long, has previously expressed his support for Sanders.

Link: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/281614-dick-van-dyke-introduces-sanders-at-rally

Best apps to block texting while driving & web surfing

>>>Saw a terrible accident yesterday. Turns out the person at fault was surfing the web on their phone at the time. If you have a weakness of not being able to get away from your phone while driving, PLEASE download an app to help you stop doing this or tell someone you know about this so they can stop. Goes for your kids too.

Best apps to block texting while driving

People who read or write text messages while driving are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers.

The US Department of Transportation notes that the use of cell phones while driving plays a role in 1.6 million auto crashes each year, causing 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths.

And while text messaging is banned for drivers in 46 states and the District of Columbia, many people continue to do it, despite knowing the dangers.

To help us all be safer, less-distracted drivers, some apps can block cell phone features—including texting while driving. Others will encourage you not to text or help you receive or send messages in a way that’s perhaps less distracting.

Apps that block texting while driving


Designed for parents, Cellcontrol is a subscription-based service that features a device inserted under the dashboard and an accompanying app that blocks your teen from sending or receiving texts while driving. It also disables other phone features while the car is in motion, such as using email or accessing the camera. You’ll get a text or e-mail alert if Cellcontrol is deactivated or removed. (For Android™ and iOS)

Drive Safe Mode

Also designed with parents in mind, this app prevents texting and emailing while driving. It can notify a parent or guardian when the phone is in use and if the driver shuts off the app while on the road. Signup takes only a few minutes. (For Android and iOS)


Live2Txt is an app that lets you block incoming texts and calls while driving. Turn the app on when you get behind the wheel, and you’ll silence your smartphone from incoming notifications, texts and calls. When you receive a message, the app will alert the sender with a customized message that you’re unable to respond at the moment. (For Android)

More: http://www.verizonwireless.com/archive/mobile-living/home-and-family/apps-to-block-texting-while-driving/

Here is another link to a different article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/29/technology/personaltech/29pogue.html?_r=0

JesusChrist - Trump Video

Police Called After Transphobic Preacher Trolls Teens Outside High School

A Sneak Peek At Charlie Daniels' Next NRA Ad

What is kind of ironic is Iran is helping us fight ISIS.

How do your friends prefered candidates break down on Facebook?

Kind of interesting. I have about 250 friends but most have not liked a candidates page though I am sure the vast majority of them have a candidate they like. However those who have break down like this: Sanders 30 friends, Hillary 9 Friends, Trump 3 friends and Gary Johnson 3 friends. ( I am from New Mexico which explains Gary Johnson) Some cross over to more than one candidate. This may not bode well for Trump because last time around I had about as many friends who liked Romney as Obama however Trump has as many likes as both Hillary and Sanders combined.

Here is the actual count per page:

Sanders 4,245,499
Hillary 3,577,288
Trump 7,886,161

Obama has almost 49 million right now.

Pay Attention To Libertarian Gary Johnson; He’s Pulling 10 Percent vs. Trump And Clinton


By Clare Malone

Gary Johnson might be on the verge of becoming a household name.

At the moment, he’s probably most often confused with that plumber who fixed your running toilet last month or your spouse’s weird friend from work who keeps calling the landline, but he’s neither — he’s the former governor of New Mexico, likely Libertarian candidate for president, and he’s polling at 10 percent in two recently released national polls against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

A Morning Consult survey published Tuesday and found Clinton getting 38 percent of the vote, Trump 35 and Johnson 10, with 17 percent undecided. A Fox News poll conducted from May 14-17 showed Trump leading over Clinton, 42 percent to 39 percent, but Johnson at 10 percent as well. Lest you think this is some fluky May development, a Monmouth University survey conducted in mid-March — while the political universe was still busy wringing its hands over the Republican nomination — found that in a three-way race, Clinton would get 42 percent, Trump 34 percent and Johnson 11 percent.

Given that Trump and Clinton are sporting historically high negative ratings, Johnson’s polling makes a fair bit of sense; Gary Johnson is neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton. He might not win a state, but he could make some noise.

More: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/pay-attention-to-libertarian-gary-johnson-hes-pulling-10-vs-trump-and-clinton/?ex_cid=538fb

Also, there is talk that David Koch may pledge tens of millions to his campaign.

Which major candidate from the past 25 years have you felt the most passionate about

Which one of these folks inspired your heart, moved you to fight, gave you hope and something to believe in?

Jesse Jackson would have been on the list if I had more slots. Sorry if I missed someone very special to you but DU only allows for 9 choices.

DU is a diverse group of people, not just Sanders supporters on one side and Hillary on the other

In an attempt to bring just a tiny bit of civility I am creating this poll to show at one time or another many of us who are at odds now were probably rooting for the same candidate in the past. Hopefully no one will hijack this and try to divide us but rejoice in the fact that we do have a lot in common regardless of being in different camps this time around. And in the future we may be on the same side with a candidate even though we are not now and at odds with people we are in the same camp with today. Lets keep that in mind.

Sorry the poll is incomplete but I am only given 10 slots and so I have to place the top five I saw posted from the last election. I am including Kucinich over Dodd because I remember him being more popular here on DU than Dodd was.

If your candidate is not listed feel free to list them in the comment section.
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