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Trump vs. Sanders - Pierce Nails It

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Are Calling for a Revolution
Differentiating between political revolutions real and counterfeit;
those encouraging true activism and those hoping for applause.


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It is not enough to claim that both men are "populists" or that they are both appealing to some amorphous general dissatisfaction with "government." First of all, the only problem Sanders has with government is that it hasn't done enough to fix a rigged financial system and to stop the erosion of a viable middle class. The problem Trump has with government is that he's not running it. One is asking for a revival of grassroots democratic activism. The other is appealing for applause. One campaign's vision is a guy knocking on doors. The second campaign's vision is a strongman on a balcony. One is LaFollette. The other is Peron or, at best, Berlusconi. The first is the way democracy is supposed to work. The second is how democracy always manages to con itself.



MORE:
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a37394/sanders-and-trump-call-for-revolution/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/25/1415210/-Trump-vs-Sanders-Pierce-Nails-It

one more time.....Why can't we have nice things?




MORE:
http://www.vox.com/2015/8/23/9189153/us-defense-spending-international-comparison

Black women ‘humiliated’ after getting kicked off Napa Valley Wine Train For Laughing TOO Loud!

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What started as a joyous ride through wine county Saturday afternoon turned into a “humiliating” experience for 11 African American women, who said they were booted off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loud.

Accounts and pictures of the episode have been spreading across social media, spawning the hashtag #LaughingWhileBlack while the women involved have questioned whether they would have been treated differently if they were not African American.

“It was humiliating. I’m really offended to be quite honest,” said 47-year-old Lisa Johnson, who was among Saturday’s group. “I felt like it was a racist attack on us. I feel like we were being singled out.”

The women have since been given a full refund by the train company, but continue to seek a public apology.

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https://www.facebook.com/lisa.r.johnson/posts/10153115040318589
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Black-women-humiliated-after-getting-kicked-6460912.php
https://twitter.com/bassem_masri/status/635654935825158144/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

great comments here:
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_28687523/winetrain-removes-women-laughingwhileblack-social-media-reaction

TARANTINO: "I think he’s fantastic. He’s my favorite president, hands down, of my lifetime."

I think he’s fantastic. He’s my favorite president, hands down, of my lifetime. He’s been awesome this past year. Especially the rapid, one-after-another-after-another-after-another aspect of it. It’s almost like take no prisoners. His he-doesn’t-give-a-shit attitude has just been so cool. Everyone always talks about these lame-duck presidents. I’ve never seen anybody end with this kind of ending. All the people who supported him along the way that questioned this or that and the other? All of their questions are being answered now.


Quentin Tarantino
more intriguing stuff from a kind of cool guy:
http://www.vulture.com/2015/08/quentin-tarantino-lane-brown-in-conversation.html

Elizabeth Warren refuses to commit to 2018 Senate run

It’s “too early” to commit to another term in the Senate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a Boston television station in an interview aired Sunday.

Asked by WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller whether she would promise to seeking another term by running in 2018, the liberal firebrand senator said it is “too early to talk about that.”



(hmmmmmm?):
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/elizabeth-warren-reelection-2018-senate-run-121657.html

there just is NOT enough popcorn

"Unity"

Trump Fans Who Beat Up Mexican Immigrant Apparently Lived Illegally in Public Housing

Trump Fans Who Beat Up Mexican Immigrant Apparently Lived Illegally in Public Housing

The two brothers from Boston who were arrested early Wednesday for allegedly severely beating a homeless Hispanic man do not appear to exactly be law-abiding citizens. Steve and Scott Leader of South Boston are now being investigated under suspicion of living illegally in public housing. The Boston Globe explains:

After their arrest, the Leader brothers told State Police that they lived in public housing, but records show that only their mother is listed as a resident. Housing officials said she now faces eviction proceedings.

The Boston Housing Authority requires lease holders to list all residents and to pay their fair share of the rent, because public housing is for needy families whose average income is $14,000 a year. Some 36,000 people are on the waiting list for housing. Police records say Scott is a mason and Steve, 30, is a carpenter.

“Based on the police report and other information, there’s reason to believe that the Leader brothers were living at the Mary Ellen McCormack development illegally,” Lydia Agro, the housing authority chief of staff, said Friday.



http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/08/22/trump_fans_who_beat_up_mexican_immigrant_apparently_lived_illegally_in_public.html?wpsrc=sh_all_mob_tw_top

"Rumsfeld showed up for military briefing in N Iraq & didn't know where neighbouring Iran was on map

Emma Sky: Why Iraq is the 'worst strategic failure since the foundation of the United States'
'The people at the top should be held accountable for what went wrong' former adviser says of Iraq


"No one has ever been held accountable for the decisions, for the false intelligence that led them to invade Iraq," she says. "They should be. The people at the top should be held accountable for what went wrong."

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....after the invasion, it was the military that was left with the job of trying to keep the country together..

"They had been told to go in and take care of Saddam and that was it. They were completely unaware of the situation there. They had to make the best of the situation they found themselves in."

According to Sky, the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush believed that democracy would take hold on its own; they had no roadmap for how to make that happen.

"These plans drawn up in Washington were all wishful thinking," she said.


At one point, Sky recounts in the book, Donald Rumsfeld showed up for a military briefing in northern Iraq, and didn't know where neighbouring Iran was on the map.


!WAY MORE!:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/emma-sky-why-iraq-is-the-worst-strategic-failure-since-the-foundation-of-the-united-states-1.3196444?cmp=rss

You may say I'm a dreamer, .....


https://twitter.com/DKG3387/status/634837166342950912/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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