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Bernie Sanders to titans of business: "Sorry, You're All Going To Have To Pay Your Fair Share"

Bernie Sanders - speaks with abandon to the visceral concerns of Democratic liberals about some titans of business and finance:

"These people are so greedy, they're so out of touch with reality," he said. "They think they own the world. ... I'm sorry to have to tell them, they live in the United States, they benefit from the United States, we have kids who are hungry in this country. We have people who are working two, three, four jobs, who can't send their kids to college.

"Sorry, you're all going to have to pay your fair share of taxes," he asserted. "If my memory is correct, when radical socialist Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the highest marginal tax rate was something like 90 percent."

Sanders doesn't condemn Clinton for having earned vast sums delivering speeches since leaving the State Department. But he cautions that it could leave her insensitive to the concerns of working-class voters.

"When you hustle money like that, you don't sit in restaurants like this," he said. "You sit in restaurants where you're spending—I don't know what they spend—hundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. That's the world that you're accustomed to, and that's the world view that you adopt. You're not worrying about a kid three blocks away from here whose mom can't afford to feed him."

"So yes, I think that can isolate you—that type of wealth has the potential to isolate you from the reality of the world."


The bad intelligence (This Modern World Toon)


Bernie Sanders warns Democratic rivals for presidency: don't underestimate me.

Bernie Sanders warns Democratic rivals for presidency: don't underestimate me
The Vermont senator – a ‘badass leftwinger’ – may scoop up Warren supporters and his personal style is likely to play well in neighbouring New Hampshire


He rejects the notion that he’s simply in the race to shape the debate.

“Hillary Clinton is a candidate, I am a candidate,” Sanders said. “I suspect there will be other candidates. The people in this country will make their choice.”


If Sanders is the underdog, that’s fine by him. During the 1970s, he lost four statewide elections as a third-party candidate, and then narrowly defeated a Democratic incumbent in 1981 to become Burlington’s mayor.


The lessons, he said, are clear: “Don’t underestimate me.”

the rest:

George Bush Ranks Above Stalin And Genghis Khan In World’s Most Hated People

Bush is more hated than Stalin, while Einstein is a bigger inspiration than Jesus: Study reveals history's heroes and villains
Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden top the villains list
Albert Einstein beat Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandi as biggest hero
This is according to the opinions of almost 7,000 students from 37 countries including Argentina, Pakistan, South Korea, Italy, and the US


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3090109/Bush-hated-Stalin-Einstein-bigger-inspiration-Jesus-Study-reveals-history-s-heroes-villains.html#ixzz3b9iwAo00
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I didn't serve in Vietnam for freedom...

by Z. Woof

I didn't serve in Vietnam for freedom...

or liberty, or the flag.

I didn't serve for the reasons people think of when they tell me, "Thanks for your service."

I knew that this war was not about any of that stuff.

I served for 365 days and a wake up, as we called it.

I served so I would not be imprisoned by my government.

I served because my father asked me to. Later, he admitted he was wrong and apologized.

I served with these guys.

I served to save them and myself for 365 days and a wake up.

I failed.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/25/1387471/-I-didn-t-serve-in-Vietnam-for-freedomI failed.

Memorial Day


Jeb Bush has released his official campaign slogan.


Just to be clear, business owners don't have to bake child molesters a cake, right?


Jeb's got a monkey on his back....


State trooper who let Duggar off with a "stern talk" now serving 60 year sentence for child porn

Joseph T. Hutchens

In 2003, following Josh’s return home, Jim Bob Duggar and several church elders took Josh to Arkansas State Trooper Joseph T. Hutchens. Instead of taking procedural action against Josh, Hutchens gave Josh a “very stern talk” on the matter.

Hutchens would never follow up with the Duggars on the matter.

Hutchens’ name would surface again in 2007, when he was convicted on child pornography charges. Hutchens was paroled in 2010, but almost immediately was arrested again and charged with four counts of distribution, possession, or viewing of sexually explicit material involving a child.

He is currently serving a 60 year sentence and is not eligible for parole until 2020.

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