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Name: Steven Leser
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Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 05:36 PM
Number of posts: 28,435

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Anyone else have technical difficulties after the last commercial break? The debate came back

in the middle of Bernie's closing statement.

Did this happen to anyone else? Might have just been TWC here in NYC.

PPP Iowa Poll has Hillary up 18 points

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2015/PPP_Release_IA_121515.pdf

On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton continues to be the clear favorite in Iowa. She’s
at 52% to 34% for Bernie Sanders and 7% for Martin O’Malley. Sanders leads 47/40 with
younger voters, but that’s not enough to make up for Clinton holding a 64/20 advantage
with seniors. She leads by pretty similar margins of 19 points with liberals at 56/37 and
22 points with moderates at 52/30. And she also has comparable leads with both women
(21 points at 55/34) and men (15 points at 49/34). Clinton’s favorability rating is 73/19
while Sanders’ comes in at 65/23.

Pretty fast around here so far Skinner, EarlG and Elad. Looks like the upgrades were worth it!

Good job!!

It never ends.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=7391855

My nearly 8 month old daughter making a turkey at school

xPost from AA: Imperfect Accusers: A sad example of bias against African American Rape Victims

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34791191

The trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, a police officer accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen poor, black women, has failed thus far to make a large impact on the national stage. Now one local group of activists is determined to fill the void.

A little over a year ago, after multiple felony sexual battery and rape charges were filed against former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, the story made national headlines.

The allegations were shocking - the uniformed officer allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women after stopping them in the course of his duties, targeting ones from a poorer, predominantly African-American part of the city. Over the course of the investigation, the number of accusers grew to 13. Holtzclaw currently faces 36 charges, including felony sexual battery, rape, forcible oral sodomy and stalking.

He was fired from the force in January.
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(More at above link)

xPost from AA: Imperfect Accusers: A sad example of bias against African American Rape Victims

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34791191

The trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, a police officer accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen poor, black women, has failed thus far to make a large impact on the national stage. Now one local group of activists is determined to fill the void.

A little over a year ago, after multiple felony sexual battery and rape charges were filed against former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, the story made national headlines.

The allegations were shocking - the uniformed officer allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women after stopping them in the course of his duties, targeting ones from a poorer, predominantly African-American part of the city. Over the course of the investigation, the number of accusers grew to 13. Holtzclaw currently faces 36 charges, including felony sexual battery, rape, forcible oral sodomy and stalking.

He was fired from the force in January.
.
.
.
(More at above link)

Imperfect Accusers: A sad example of bias against African American Rape Victims

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34791191

The trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, a police officer accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen poor, black women, has failed thus far to make a large impact on the national stage. Now one local group of activists is determined to fill the void.

A little over a year ago, after multiple felony sexual battery and rape charges were filed against former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, the story made national headlines.

The allegations were shocking - the uniformed officer allegedly sexually assaulted multiple women after stopping them in the course of his duties, targeting ones from a poorer, predominantly African-American part of the city. Over the course of the investigation, the number of accusers grew to 13. Holtzclaw currently faces 36 charges, including felony sexual battery, rape, forcible oral sodomy and stalking.

He was fired from the force in January.
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.
.
(More at above link)

Jury Results for Boston Bean's hidden OP

I was juror #5.

On Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:23 AM an alert was sent on the following post:

I fucking tried
http://www.democraticunderground.com/118731825

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

ALERTER'S COMMENTS

Inappropriate to start an OP whining about having a post locked. If this isn't "whining about DU" then what is?

JURY RESULTS

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:29 AM, and the Jury voted 5-2 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: It's a little bit whiny, and a little bit meta. But nobody is being attacked in this post. I'll vote to leave it.
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

84 days until Iowa. On this day in 2007 Obama had pulled even in Iowa. Hillary leads today by 24

Also, Obama had much more money than Bernie does now comparatively, he had better name recognition and he had the support of a lot of members of the party, the so-called super delegates. Obama had in his campaign a lot of the folks who really understand how the Iowa caucuses work. If you don't have those folks, its very hard to compete in Iowa. Howard Dean found that out. The Iowa caucuses are a science and an art and they take many years to understand and a lot of connections in the state.

2008 Iowa Caucus polling:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/ia/iowa_democratic_caucus-208.html#polls


2016 Iowa Caucus polling:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/ia/iowa_democratic_presidential_caucus-3195.html
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