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I don't know who is worse, Trump or Cruz. Both are dangerous -- Trump is more

in the open, Cruz is more sly.

It's a guess of who is better at outsmarting whom.........

1. Success of Pres. Obama's idea depends on the Republicans' stated option of not
evaluating any candidate picked by him. So he picked a Right Winger for them
to "obstruct," and also show their stupidity. This is the situation we find ourselves
in right now.

2. Other Republicans, like George F. Will, are protesting this Republican option. McConnell
might let this arguing back and forth go on for a long enough time to make it look good,
and then finally "reluctantly" gives in. And voila, we'll continue to have a Right Wing
Supreme Court for the next 10 years!

If it should happen as described above, the Republicans will have outsmarted Obama. Obama was taking the greater risk. It's McConnell now who has the real freedom of choice.

Of course Obama could still change his mind, and appoint a Democrat, waiting till the last moment (when McConnell announces that the Senate would interview the appointee). Do you think Obama would do this last-mentioned? It would make HIM (Obama) look not too good!

Yes, we can not only drink the water, we can also write with it.

I can give you a couple of examples: 1. DWS's crooked way of helping HRC by having very few

debates. They didn't want to give Bernie more exposure. And DWS chose most of these debates
to take place on weekends and before holidays, so that as few people would see them as possible.
2. Attempt at cheating during vote counting at Polk County. Are you going to deny these?


She's ahead of Bernie only because of all the unfair help she is getting. The Repubs. prefer Hillary

because they know she is easier to beat come General Election day. The Dem. Establishment
want her to win the Primaries because they believe in maintaining the political status quo the
way she does. They don't want the change Bernie has promised to bring about. And both of
these institutions have no qualms about using all the dirty tricks they can think of to defeat

Change is the last thing both of them want, and change is exactly the thing that the vast
majority want. Hillary may win the Primaries because of dirty tricks, but she will lose in the
General Election. The majority of the American people will be voting against her.

If Hillary wins the Primaries, the gain will go to the Repubs., and the loss will be ours. I
would love it to be wrong about this, but I don't think I'm wrong.

I think the biggest role in keeping the American people misinformed about Nordic countries (as well

as everything else) is played by the 90% Republican-owned (Corporate) news media. They are
probably the ones who came up with this line of reasoning, and they have been very successful
in having the people fooled, so that corporations can continue to rob the American people blind
with our present system of doing business.

Americans are an isolated people. Our closest neighbors are Mexico and Canada. For most people
both are too far away. I've lived many years in Europe. All one needs is to drive a couple of hours
and one is in a different country, with a different language and some difference in customs. Because
of this constant exposure to foreign influence, one can't help but become more open and accepting
of differences.

It would also be more difficult for people to become brain-washed news-wise, since one can listen
to and watch news from foreign countries just as easily as from one's own. It's not uncommon for
Europeans to speak a second or third language, which is quite uncommon here.

There always have been people who wanted to rule the entire world. Let's begin with

Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Kahn, Hitler. These were narcissistic individuals
who were quite open about wanting to, and did try to, control the world.

Then there are existing rumors of small groups of powerful individuals in several countries who
thought (perhaps are still thinking) of uniting for greater strength. This would better their
chances of taking over the world. "The New World Order" is the name given to one group.
However, they are so secretive that practically nothing is known about them. One can only
guess. No one is sure that they even exist at all.

Today we know that Multinational Business Corporations do exist and are doing very well financially
-- worldwide. Are they forming a group to rule and control the entire world, too? If so, this group
is considerably larger, their wealth is immense, and they also try to be secretive. So far, in the
USA they have already bought their way into political power -- bribing, corrupting, and pulling the
strings from behind the scenes. The Republican Party seems to be totally owned by them, and
a large portion of the Democratic Party also. Many members of both major parties have left,
because they sense that something going on in their parties are simply too wrong.

Some have described the above as a slow, creeping cancer that is destroying our nation. I
really wonder sometimes what's coming next. But something is coming to a head -- perhaps soon!


I believe Bernie's movement will continue, whether he wins or loses. Elizabeth Warren already

has her group of followers. To me, the two are so similar that they should join and become
one. My hope is that they will help our nation out of the gutter we are in, and bring real
Democracy back to America again. It will take time and effort, but it can be done.

What do you think you'll be getting in return when you vote for either Sanders or Clinton?

My understanding is that Sanders will be trying to live up to the promises he
is making now during his presidential campaign, but these will be just the first
step only. We all know the tremendous difficulty of fighting the Corporate Power
people and their followers.

I personally think that not much can get done by ANY PRESIDENT during his/her
first term. If Sanders wins, he and Elizabeth Warren will be spending much of their
time getting more Progressives into the Senate and House. They'll need a large
majority in Congress to get those necessary bills passed. Right now, the GOP has
both of these Houses. Sanders would be able to get the more minor issues
accomplished, not the major ones.

If Sanders and Warren succeed in getting a large enough majority after his first term,
then things will start popping in his second. At least they will try. Bringing down the
crooked big bankers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies is one of their goals.
It will take time. Meanwhile these business corporations will continue to rob the
American people blind. But Sanders and Warren will, at least, be trying to bring
them down. Clinton won't. She is profiting along with them. And our nation will
continue to decay. This is continuing the present "status quo."

Nothing comes easy. But, at least, try to make the right choice when you vote, and
try to understand what it is you are voting for.

I've had the same ideas as Clinton for the past 50 years, that both Israel and Palestine have

the right to exist and live in peace and prosperity as separate nations. I agree with her there.

What I'm worried about are the huge problems going on in our own nation right now:

We've been involved in wars in the Middle East, Latin America and other parts of the world
almost non-stop since the end of World War II. And Clinton has the reputation of a war-hawk.
Sanders would use war only as a last resort. He would prefer to try all the other means first.

Corporate Power execs. have made it sure that our Congress people enacted laws that would
favor Big Business corporations with paying little or no taxes. What they should have been
paying has been passed on to the rest of the nation. As a result, over the past 4 decades, the
Middle Classes have been dying out. (And the Middle Classes are the backbone of our nation.
They are the ones who come up with most of the ideas and work for making new products, as
well as supplying the services). The poor people are getting poorer, and the Super-Rich
Corporatists are becoming ever more super-rich. Much of bribery and corruption have now
become legalized. And our country has not only gone downhill, it actually is in the gutter. The
only people who have made profits hand over fist are the few super-rich. I don't think Clinton
is going to reform this state of affairs. She is going to maintain the status quo. She, too, is
benefiting from the Corporate Power people. Sanders seems to be the only presidential
candidate who has the courage to state clearly that, as president, he would bring down
Wall Street to size. Sanders is for equal opportunity for all.

Racial prejudice against people of color have improved over the past century, but not
nearly enough. Systematized racial attitudes towards minorities continue to flourish
in many areas of our country. The contemptuous and insulting way with which some of our
Republican leaders are treating Pres. Obama, just because he is a black man, is simply
disgraceful. Some of these leaders don't even have common good manners. African Americans
know that the Clintons have made progress in improving this situation, but many of them don't
know that Sanders has been fighting for racial equality throughout his political career. He had
also marched with Martin Luther King during his student days, and has been a member of the
Congress for Racial Equality for a long time.

Reform is severely needed all the way down the line, if our nation is to survive and remain
strong. And Bernie Sanders is the man best suited to do this. He is honest, has integrity, and
can be trusted to do his best for ALL the American people -- not just for the few rich!

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