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MSNBC projects Clinton has won at over 10%...

So watch that margin.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:39 PM (0 replies)

Claim that some of Sanders votes changed to Clinton Votes is proved false by Snopes.

Original post on GD-P
The hoax article appears to legitimately originate with the Huffington Post:

Story by Snopes
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 08:47 PM (7 replies)

The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State

The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State
Ending the drought in the West will require rain—not too much rain—and smarter ways to collect and store that water. But something else that can keep things moist? Believe it or not: Beavers.

According to a story in Water Deeply, a group of ecologists have a plan to help repopulate the Central Coast of California with Castor canadensis, the large beavers which once roamed the state in great numbers. (Not to be confused with their ancestors, giant beavers that were seven feet long.) The idea is that beavers are nature’s hydrologists, engineering the way that water travels through the landscape:

Bringing back the Beaver would be welcomed in California.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:28 PM (10 replies)

I am so tired of the Scobby doo argument by those

Upset that Sanders is losing.

"And we would have won the nomination if it weren't for you meddling Southern voters."

A new wave of arguments about why the South/Red States/none relevant to the GE states, and other code words for black Voters has set GD-P on fire.

Time to put it back in the trash.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 08:53 PM (3 replies)

Merle Haggard Leaves Estate To Bakersfield LGBT Group

Merle Haggard Leaves Estate To Bakersfield LGBT Group
An even bigger shock came shortly after Haggard’s death when his lawyer read his last will and testament. Haggard left his entire estate to Interpride Enterprises, a Bakersfield, CA-based LGBT group that puts on Pride parades around the world. Many thought Haggard to be an ultra social conservative, but Haggard believed in equal rights.

The Scooper contacted Interpride and spoke to Raul Merman. We asked how they felt about the donation.

“It is absolutely wonderful,” said Raul. “We can do so much with this money. Research and helping us expand our various events. We plan on creating a Merle Haggard float for this year’s Pride parade in San Francisco on June 26th. It should really be something.”

Snared by satire. I appologize.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Mon Apr 11, 2016, 11:33 AM (19 replies)

Popocatepetl: Mexican volcano erupts, prompting evacuation fears

Popocatepetl: Mexican volcano erupts, prompting evacuation fears

Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico began erupting yesterday morning, spewing lava and ash from its peak. Streams of smoke and debris have been flowing from the peak for over 24 hours.

The volcano, which is more than 17,000ft tall, is the second highest peak in Mexico and lies on the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. It is the most active volcano in Mexico, having erupted 15 times since records began.

Authorities are warning local residents to cover their mouths and noses with wet cloths if they leave their homes, in a bid to protect against smoke inhalation.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:27 PM (13 replies)

Actual Donald Trump Tweets, As Read By Mean Teenage Girls

Actual Donald Trump Tweets, As Read By Mean Teenage Girls
Well, here we are. As is Trump, still Trumping along the way he does. Even though he contributes nothing to the discussion beyond suggesting a wall to keep out Mexicans, a law to keep out Muslims and speeches to keep out smart folks.

The only all-inclusive thing about Trump is that he gives speeches at a fourth-grade level, so everyone can understand the bulls**t.

Sorry, kindergarteners, first-, second- and third-graders: FIND YOUR OWN CANDIDATE!

Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:52 PM (2 replies)

Easter Is Not Named After Ishtar, And Other Truths I Have To Tell You

Easter Is Not Named After Ishtar, And Other Truths I Have To Tell You
If there is one thing that drives me absolutely bananas, it’s people spreading misinformation via social media under the guise of “educating”. I’ve seen this happen in several ways – through infographics that twist data in ways that support a conclusion that is ultimately false, or else through “meaningful” quotes falsely attributed to various celebrities, or by cobbling together a few actual facts with statements that are patently untrue to create something that seems plausible on the surface but is, in fact, full of crap.

Richard Dawkins peddling false information.
It's scandalous, I tell you.
I suspect he looked up all in information on the Internet.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:42 AM (27 replies)

San Diego Now Looking To Build TWO New Stadiums

San Diego Now Looking To Build TWO New Stadiums
The Chargers finally have their new Downtown Stadium plan to a point where they can unveil to the public. According to sources close to the process the Bolts will make their grand presentation early next week, either Tuesday, 3/29 or Wednesday, 3/30, so they can start the clock on their quest to get a new initiative on the November ballot.
The Bolts will likely be trying to push through a so-called “Convadium,” a new stadium combined with a convention center expansion in the East Village. If they are successful they would leave vacant the current Mission Valley site that houses Qualcomm Stadium. Here, as the saying goes, is where the plot thickens.
Chargers Special Counsel Mark Fabiani has said the Bolts will be working with other business entities, among them JMI Realty. You may recall JMI is part of the business empire of former Padres owner John Moores, who is also a benefactor of San Diego State University (the Moores family made a large contribution to the school to build Tony Gwynn Stadium).
SDSU has voiced an interest in potentially developing the Mission Valley site if it ever became available. Apparently somebody knows something that the rest of us don’t know because in an interesting bit of timing, JMI Realty has already set up an event to reveal its plans for a new SDSU West Campus that will include a brand new, “boutique” stadium.

Color me disgusted, which in my mind a color between puce and Puke green. I wonder how much public funds will be given away to keep this football team and their very wealth owners here.
This megga corporate welfare giveaway you can place at the feet our our Mayor Faulkner.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Sun Mar 27, 2016, 10:09 AM (2 replies)

An Investigation: Which Presidential Campaigns Have the Largest Gender Wage Disparities?

An Investigation: Which Presidential Campaigns Have the Largest Gender Wage Disparities?
A Jezebel analysis of campaign finance data has found that of the six active presidential campaigns, four have significant gender wage disparities. Most notably, Ted Cruz’s campaign on average pays male staffers $20,000 more than female staffers, and of the ten highest paid staffers on Bernie Sanders’ campaign, not a single one is a woman.

At the end of January, Elizabeth May Davidson, a 26-year-old Iowa field organizer for Donald Trump, filed a discrimination complaint against the campaign for a workplace that was hostile to women: she alleged the campaign regularly paid men more than women for the same jobs, allowed men to take on a more significant role in producing rallies, and that the first time she met Trump, he made a comment about her appearance.

Unless an employee files an official workplace complaint like Davidson did, these campaigns are largely opaque, closed shops. The one thing we do have access to, however, is information about pay.

We looked at year-end finance reports for each campaign to attempt to gauge how close each staff was to gender parity: Do presidential campaigns employ a comparable number of women to men? Do they pay female employees equitably? Are an equal number of women given leadership roles and salaries to match?

This article highlights how election campaigns, especially among Republicans, is still a good old boys club.

Cruz appears to be a charter member.

Article also posted at: http://www.democraticunderground.com/110775343
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Wed Mar 16, 2016, 12:28 PM (0 replies)
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