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Name: Catherina
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There are times that one wishes one was smarter than one is so that when one looks out at the world and sees the problems one wishes one knew the answers and I don\'t know the answers. I think sometimes one wishes one was dumber than one is so one doesn\'t have to look out into the world and see the pain that\'s out there and the horrible situations that are out there, and not know what to do - Bernie Sanders http://www.democraticunderground.com/128040277

Journal Archives

Yes, from today. Mad at the protesters for daring to interrupt

Hillary used him to dazzle and pacify them, it didn't work.
And other Black leaders were just as appalling, yelling at them that they were "ignorant". It did not go unnoticed. There's a short video at the link




1000 South Carolina women endorse Bernie Sanders for President

October 30, 2015 0 Comments

Charleston, S.C. – In a signal of the growing support for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in South Carolina, more than 1,000 women across the state have endorsed his candidacy.

“We are thrilled to have such broad enthusiasm among local women for Sen. Sanders,” State Director Christopher Covert said Wednesday. “Sanders has fought for women’s rights and economic fairness throughout his life and the support in South Carolina reflects the national movement of American women joining our campaign.”

Christale Spain, the South Carolina Director of Political Outreach, said that “as a black woman and a single mother, it was crucial to support a candidate who has demonstrated a commitment to advocating for me and the issues that impact my community. Sen. Sanders has been a champion of civil rights and economic equality for women for thirty years, and I am proud to endorse him.”

Dr. Gloria Tinubu, the first African-American woman in the state to win the Democratic nomination for Congress, believes that “Sanders is in the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who lead our parents and grandparents through one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. Like President Roosevelt, Bernie is fighting to protect our democratic way of life and our four freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from rear.”



I think that last phrase is supposed to read "freedom from fear".

The secret service forcibly escorted us out of the arena to cries of "ignorance!" and "nigger!"





Here's what Hillary really wants: "Hey, Africans to "get over" the trauma of colonization"

Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:58pm EDT

Clinton: Africa must launch tough economic reforms

African nations must stop seeking handouts and begin tough structural reforms, especially on trade, if they truly want to improve their economies, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday.


"If you look at trade between African countries, it is abysmally minimalistic," Clinton said. "African countries don't trade with themselves. They have barriers and tariffs and customs problems that stand in the way of developing their own economies."

Clinton's sharp comments were in response to a question about broadening the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a measure passed by Congress in 2000 which gives favorable access to U.S. markets to dozens of African countries.


"They'd rather have the biggest piece of a small pie than a smaller piece of a big pie. So if you are going to have that mentality, it is really hard to utilize the incredible tool that AGOA is," she said.


Sounding almost exasperated, Clinton indicated that Africa's arguments for the redress of economic imbalances left by colonialism were beginning to wear a little thin -- at least in Washington.

"For goodness sakes, this is the 21st century. We've got to get over what happened 50, 100, 200 years ago and let's make money for everybody. That's the best way to try to create some new energy and some new growth in Africa," she said.


Nope, She isn't taking police brutality serious enough. Not at all.

I'm delighted to see you've come to your senses

and won't be interfering with the coronation.

"Neoliberals are people too".
"Fuck the poor!"

WikiLeaks to release emails from CIA director's personal AOL account (releasing now)

Source: UK Guardian

WikiLeaks to release emails from CIA director's personal AOL account

Announcement follows hacking of John Brennan’s email account on Monday, allegedly by high school students who call themselves Crackas With Attitude


The hackers, who call themselves CWA (Crackas With Attitude), said they had breached Brennan’s account and followed up with screenshots containing social security numbers, cellphone numbers and email addresses. The cell numbers and email addresses appeared to be genuine.

The hackers have claimed the account contains sensitive information including Brennan’s 47-page application for top-secret security clearance. Authorities told CNN that Brennan’s account did not contain any classified information.


One hacker, who first spoke to the New York Post, claimed to be “American high school student who is not Muslim and was motivated by opposition to US foreign policy and support for Palestine”. The Twitter timeline for PHPhax includes many references to the UK. It’s not clear which members of CWA are using any of the accounts at a given time.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/oct/21/wikileaks-to-release-cia-director-john-brennan-emails?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Earlier this week, Brennan's personal email account was hacked by an anonymous self-described high school student, who swiped sensitive top-secret data from it.

The teenager also posted a partial Spreadsheet filled with the supposed names, email addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers (SSNs) of 2,611 former and current government intelligence officials.



Updating to include link to the email trove. The release has begun: https://wikileaks.org/cia-emails/

John Brennan Draft SF86

"National Security Position" form for John Brennan. This form, filled out by Brennan himself before he assumed his current position, reveals a quite comprehensive social graph of the current Director of the CIA with a lot of additional non-govermental and professional/military career details. (17 November 2008, Author: Austin)

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The Analysis Corporation

FAX from the General Counsel of the CIA to the Goverment Accountability Office about a legal quarrel between the CIA and "The Analysis Corporation". TAC seems to have lost a tender for a US watchlist-related software project to a competitor. Issues seem to revolve around "growth of historical data" and "real-time responsiveness" of the system. (15 February 2008, Sender: CIA, Office of General Counsel, Larry Passar)

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Draft: Intel Position Paper

Challenges for the US Intelligence Community in a post cold-war and post-9/11 world; a calling for inter-agency cooperation, a ten-year term for the Director of the CIA and the Director of National Intelligence. It also demands the autonomy of the Intelligence Community, that it "... must never be subject to political manipulation and interference." An unfinished paragraph is titled "Damaging Leaks of Classified Information". (15 July 2007, Author: John Brennan)

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The Conundrum of Iran

Recommendations to the next President (assuming office in Jan. 2009) on how to play the figures on the U.S.-Iranian Chessboard (18 November 2007, Author: John Brennan)

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Letter from Vice Chairman Bond, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to his fellow board members with a proposal on how to make future interrogation methods "compliant" and "legal". Instead of listing all allowed methods, every kind of interrogation should be considered compliant, as long as it is not explicitly forbidden by the "Army Field Manual" (AFM). (May 2008)

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Torture Ways

A bill from July 2008 called "Limitations on Interrogation Techniques Act of 2008" explicitly list the forbidden interrogation techniques mentioned in the previous document and can be considered a direct implementation of the recommendations of Christopher Bond. (31 July 2008)

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Call me crazy

Of course he would

Bernie Sanders Explains Democratic Socialism: Social Security, Medicare, Libraries, Fire Departments

PS, This isn't the awaited explanation, just the title of the video.

Bernie Sanders Explains Democratic Socialism: Social Security, Medicare, Libraries, Fire Departments

Part of a Q&A in Iowa on October 18, 2015. Full clip here:

Bernie Sanders Takes Questions from the crowd at Town Meeting Iowa 10/18/15 (2)
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