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Counterproductive to him or the truth?

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

~ John Adams

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

~ Gloria Steinem

Grateful to live under this great man's term.

President Barack Obama (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Copyright Getty Images

'There but for the grace of God.' A reminder of Equality and Humility. Thanks, Obama!

And I always have to post this, just because... Well, I *like it* (VIDEO):

Since you were very, very good (PIC):

Yes, he loves life! Love that picture, hadn't seen it before. Thanks, Stellar! My 2012 Desktop:

Agreed. We will go down as fools if we allow the GOP the WH, SCOTUS, etc.(VIDEO)

I doubt they will forgive us anymore than the Senator from Oklahoma lobbing a snowball saying climate change is a hoax for his corporate masters.

That is, if they survive to be able to think about the world. The world the GOP is building reminds me of this song. They want a brutish life for our descendents:

And his 'cup runneth over.' Love our president.

The 23rd Psalm:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

~ (KJV) Public Domain

He is fearless doing what he believes is right despite all the malevolence directed his way.


His response in the debates is why I voted for him. Greatest POTUS in my lifetime.

A fine young mind, spirit and life taken! Don't expect justice for this by the totally racist MSM!

Her family must be desolated at her brutal death. Look at this:

Stats wiz Nate Silver: For black Americans, US is about as dangerous as Rwanda

For black and white americans, the difference between life and death is literally worlds apart. Although we may know this on some level, Nate Silver, the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight, has the startling statistics that demonstrate this reality.

As he explained to me on the latest episode of The Katie Halper Show, “If you’re a white person your chance of being murdered every year is 2.5 out of 10,000… If you’re a black person it’s 19.4, so almost eight times higher.”

To put this into context, Silver explained, the murder rate for white Americans is similar to the murder rate for people living in Finland, Chile or Israel. The murder rate for black Americans, on the other hand, is similar to the rate found “in developing countries that are war zones even, like Myanmar, or Rwanda, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, places that have vast disorder.
To me that stat was so striking that I thought this was a case where even if you kinda zoomed out, that was a data point that helped to inform the discussion...”

Listen to the whole interview with Silver below, as well as interviews with Chris Cobb, who helped get New York City to acknowledge the site of a former slave market on Wall Street and mark it with a plaque, Desiree Burch, the black solo performer from California, who now lives in England, where she feels way safer walking around and or encountering the sees police, and political comedian Ted Alexandro, who talks about police brutality in his standup, and said, to Silver, “you said more in keeping with places that have ‘vast disorder.’ Maybe vast disorder is the right term for the experience of black folks living here in the United States. That is their reality. So, when you said those words it kind of struck me...”


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