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Quotes I like: "Prediction is very difficult, especially concerning the future." "There are some things so serious that you have to laugh at them.” __ Niels Bohr Given his contribution to the establishment of quantum mechanics, I guess it's not surprising he had such a quirky of sense of humor. ......................."Deliberate misinterpretation and misrepresentation of another's position is a basic technique of (dis)information processing" __ I said that

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King of Clowns, Donald Trump, Does Not Have a Campaign

Donald Trump Does Not Have a Campaign
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-does-not-have-campaign-n586356


Donald Trump is a candidate without a campaign - and it's becoming a serious problem.

Republicans working to elect Trump describe a bare-bones effort debilitated by infighting, a lack of staff to carry out basic functions, minimal coordination with allies and a message that's prisoner to Trump's momentary whims.

"Bottom line, you can hire all the top people in the world, but to what end? Trump does what he wants," a source close to the campaign said.

In reporting on Trump's operation, NBC News talked to three Trump aides and two sources working closely alongside the campaign, all of whom requested anonymity in order speak freely.

Veteran operatives are shocked by the campaign's failure to fill key roles. There is no communications team to deal with the hundreds of media outlets covering the race, no rapid response director to quickly rebut attacks and launch new ones, and a limited cast of surrogates who lack a cohesive message.
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4 Democrats: Calif is an open primary. Expect lot's of Repugs (aka: "independents") to vote 4 BS

THus Bernie could pull out a win with GOP help. Clinton will still get about half the delegates and reach 2383 delegates, but it will encourage Bernie fans to demand their candidate should be nominee even with less pledged delegates. ( OF course, in any case, Bernie fans would say Bernie should be the nominee no matter how few pledged delegates he gets, because Hillary is the Wicked Witch of the West..LOL!)

But anyway, Democrats should prepare themselves for a large cross over of Repugnants in California. It will be their last chance to set Bernie up for their shooting gallery in November.

ON EDIT:

I have been informed (see cmnt 6 ) that California has what is known as a "semi-open primary".

It's possible previously registered republicans could have changed their affiliation before may 23rd, a factor always in play, but there other party down ticket offices to vote for, so it would be rare.|It's possible previously registered republicans could have changed their affiliation before may 23rd, a factor always in play, but there other party down ticket offices to vote for, so it would be rare.]...Cmnt 19[/div>


thnks goes to 2banon for informing me on California's Democratic primary. I have been interested in public policy issues for several decades, but I am not that "up-on" how various states primaries work (-- Hell, I'm not that "up on" how MY state's primary works. I have always voted Democratic and never had to deal with voter affiliation issues as regards a primary or general election).

also see my comnt 15 in which I point out that the Indie's in Calif are about evenly split between Dems and Repubs.

Hillary Clinton's evisceration of Donald Trump - CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/02/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-foreign-policy-speech/



(CNN) — There's a new Hillary Clinton in town.

A speech that was billed as a major foreign policy address instead unfolded as a savage, mocking evisceration of Donald Trump Thursday as the former secretary of state adopted an aggressive new campaign persona designed to repel the unpredictable challenge posed by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

In one of the most striking speeches of her political career, Clinton dispensed with the sober diplo-speak that has characterized her previous national security addresses and went straight for the jugular, unleashing a series of biting attacks on Trump.

In the spirit of President Lyndon Johnson's notorious "Daisy" nuclear blast ad targeting Barry Goldwater's temperament in 1964, Clinton warned that Trump should not be let anywhere near the nuclear codes because he could start a war when somebody "got under his very thin skin."

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The speech marked a significant moment in Clinton's campaign, as it was the first real signal of the tactics and attitude she will use to take on Trump and offered a preview of what are likely to be fierce clashes between the rivals at a trio of presidential debates later in the year. It demonstrated the kind of sardonic, unrestrained humor that she often shows in private interactions with friends and reporters but has refrained from displaying in public.
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Magnetic Resonance Therapy: Veterans say experimental PTSD treatment has changed their lives

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/brain-zapping-veterans-say-experimental-ptsd-treatment-has-changed-their-lives/2015/01/12/2fc8b3ca-58aa-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html


As doctors take on stubborn, baffling neurological disorders such as PTSD, autism and Alzheimer’s disease, they are turning to esoteric treatments that require journeys to unexplored frontiers.

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The 32-year-old veteran, who also suffered traumatic brain injury in the blast, credits his recovery to something called magnetic resonance therapy, or MRT — a procedure that pulses energy from magnetic coils into his cortex. He and scores of other combat vets have been drawn by word of mouth to a private clinic here for what some of them call “brain zapping.”

The unproven procedure is offered at the Brain Treatment Center, located in an unremarkable office park, free of charge to former service members. The vets exit telling of a miracle cure, a transformation to tranquillity that they, their buddies and families can hardly believe.

“It saved my life,” they say, one after another. “I got my husband back,” their wives say.

Glowing testimonials also flow from the parents of autistic children treated here, who say they’ve seen breakthroughs beyond all expectation: children who are truly communicating for the first time, learning normally, behaving like other youngsters instead of dwelling in unknowable private worlds.
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Hillary Clinton just made her best case against Donald Trump - Zack Beauchamp, VOX.com

http://www.vox.com/2016/6/2/11843550/hillary-clinton-trump-risk


person, is fundamentally unfit to hold the highest office in the land.

"Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different — they are dangerously incoherent," Clinton said at the beginning of the speech. She continued, with a few lines that really cut to the core of the speech:

"They’re not even really ideas: just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies. He’s not just unprepared, he’s temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility. This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes — because it’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin."


This wasn't the restrained, diplomatic Clinton we've seen for most of the campaign. This was a full-on firebrand, full of righteous rage at the idea that someone like Donald Trump could possibly be president of the United States.
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Clinton: Trump's Too Thin-Skinned To Have The Nuclear Codes!

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/clinton-hits-trump-foreign-policy


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton railed against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, arguing in a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy that he's too thin-skinned to have control of the country's nuclear codes.

During a campaign rally in San Diego, California, Clinton framed the 2016 election as a choice between "a fearful America and a strong, confident America that leads to keep our country safe and our economy growing." Then she targeted Trump specifically.

"Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different, they are dangerously incoherent. They're not even really ideas," Clinton said. "They're just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies."

"This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes," she continued, "Because it's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin."
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Rep Sen. on Face the Nation says Bernie's policies are the same as the Soviet Union, N. Korea, Cuba

Bernie groupies insist the Republicans won't act like Republicans and won't demonize Sanders as a "crypto-Commie". Read what Sen. Ron Johnson said this week on Face the Nation...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-the-nation-transcripts-may-29-2016-sanders-johnson-hickenlooper/

SEN. RON JOHNSON (R), WISCONSIN: speaking on Face the Nation May 29:
So, I'm just hoping our fellow Americans take a look at what Bernie Sanders is trying to sell, socialism. Didn't work for the Soviet Union, in Venezuela, what should be the island paradise of Cuba. And look at the misery in North Korea.



Clinton needs 70 delegates to secure nomination - see RealClear Politics link:


Clinton has 2,312 delgates. You need 2,382 to get nomination. Difference is 70. IT's basic arithmetic.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/democratic_delegate_count.html

Clinton blasts Trump University, calls GOP rival a 'fraud'

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/01/politics/hillary-clinton-trump-university/


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Newark, New Jersey (CNN)Hillary Clinton is hammering Donald Trump's namesake set of training programs, calling the school "more evidence that Donald Trump himself is a fraud."

"He is trying to scam America the way he scammed all those people at Trump University," the likely Democratic presidential nominee said at an event Wednesday in Newark, New Jersey.

The attacks Clinton unleashed against Trump are among her sharpest of the campaign -- reflecting a belief that Trump University is a major vulnerability for the presumptive GOP nominee and that Trump is likely to be goaded into a response that would keep the issue alive.

Clinton pointed to documents unsealed by a judge Tuesday in a lawsuit over Trump University.

"His own employees testified that Trump U -- you can't make this up -- that Trump U was a fraudulent scheme where Donald Trump enriched himself at the expense of hard working people," Clinton said.
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California Democratic Presidential Primary - RealClear Politics, avg 5 polls: HRC: 50.2%, BS: 42.8%

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/ca/california_democratic_presidential_primary-5321.html
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