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The New National Geographic




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National Geographic Society sets biggest layoff in its history
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/national-geographic-society-sets-biggest-layoff-in-its-history/2015/11/03/2966e1b4-8252-11e5-a7ca-6ab6ec20f839_story.html

Sanders trouncing Trump, media ignores

Brent Budowsky: Sanders trouncing Trump, media ignores

When America’s premier journal of capitalism releases a poll showing the democratic socialist candidate defeating by a landslide margin the capitalist who dominates television news, methinks it is liberals, not conservatives, who have the better argument against bias!


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In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads Donald Trump in a presidential match-up by 9 points, 50 percent to 41 percent. In another recent poll, from CNN/ORC, Sanders also leads the GOP front-runner by 9, 53 percent to 44 percent. In a third poll, from Quinnipiac, Sanders leads Trump by 2 points, 46 percent to 44 percent. And in the summary polling from RealClearPolitics, as of Wednesday morning, he leads Trump by 3.2 points, 46.6 percent to 43.4 percent.

If NBC or Telemundo is granted permission by Republicans to host a GOP debate — or perhaps during a Trump performance hosting “Saturday Night Live” for 90 minutes, which would be an unseemly gift granted to a presidential candidate by a television network — Trump might be asked this fair question by a panelist who would soon be attacked for liberal bias:

What would it suggest about American politics, and how should Republicans react, if future polls track the NBC/Wall Street Journal and CNN/ORC polls and Bernie Sanders — or Hillary Clinton — appears poised to defeat the GOP nominee by 9 points in an epic landslide that could well bring Democrats back to power in Congress?

Would Trump, who constantly cites his strength in polling and who has called on competitor Jeb Bush to drop out of the race, drop out himself to prevent every branch of government from being controlled by Democrats, led by the democratic socialist Sanders or Clinton, the latest GOP Public Enemy No. 1?



Much more:
http://thehill.com/opinion/brent-budowsky/259182-brent-budowsky-sanders-trouncing-trump

America's Misplaced Priorities:

Dems Re-Name House Committee Probing Planned Parenthood: "Select Committee to Attack Women's Health"

Democrats Coin A More Accurate Name For House Committee Probing Planned Parenthood
Six Dems will serve on what they call the Select Committee to Attack Women's Health.


WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have convened a Select Investigative Panel to investigate "the grisly practices of big abortion providers." But Democrats, who considered boycotting the committee because they think it will target Planned Parenthood exclusively, on Wednesday unveiled their preferred name: the Select Committee to Attack Women's Health.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in a statement, also named Democrats to sit on the committee.

“I am proud to name six strong champions of women, families and facts to stand up against the latest Republican assault on women’s health,” Pelosi said. “Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Select Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health. As Republicans try to take affordable family planning and lifesaving preventive care away from millions of American women, Democrats will be in the room to fight for the truth.”

The Democrats on the committee are Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), who will be the ranking member; Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.); Diana DeGette (Colo.); Jackie Speier (Calif.); Suzan DelBene (Wash.); and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.). Statements from the members used Pelosi's name for the committee, rather than the GOP's designated title.

Eight Republicans have been named to the panel.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/planned-parenthood-democrats_563a81aee4b0411d306f8499?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

We could feed EVERYBODY.

Simple when you see this.
Just need everyone to think of others as well as themselves and we'd all live a better life


this is a very moving short, i would like to share:
https://www.facebook.com/329107200480109/videos/935489859841837/


Does anyone know more about this short film?
kp

Wow: George H.W. Bush says Cheney and Rumsfeld "damaged the reputation" of America:


"Very hard-line... just iron-ass."

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In "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush," author Jon Meacham quotes Bush as saying that Cheney and Rumsfeld were too hawkish and that their harsh stance damaged the reputation of the United States, the cable news network said.

Speaking of Cheney, who was vice president under President George W. Bush, the senior Bush said: "I don't know, he just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with," according to the report.

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"The reaction (to Sept. 11), what to do about the Middle East. Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East," Bush told Meacham in the book to be published next Tuesday.

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On Rumsfeld, secretary of defense for most of the two terms served by his son, Bush is even more critical. He is quoted as saying: "I don't like what he did, and I think it hurt the President," referring to his son.

"I've never been that close to him anyway. There's a lack of humility, a lack of seeing what the other guy thinks. He's more kick ass and take names, take numbers. I think he paid a price for that. Rumsfeld was an arrogant fellow," he was quoted as saying in the biography.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/05/us-usa-politics-bush-idUSKCN0SU05620151105#imX9E8OXqC47KqtC.97
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/destiny-and-power-bush-cheney-rumsfeld_563ab54de4b0b24aee48ee95



so what's he saying his Son who was The President was bullied by Cheney and Rumsfeld?
Not painting a good picture of his son either.

Luckovich: GOP Fainting Couches

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Marco Rubio Would Like to Have a Beer With Malala, a Muslim Teen

Today, Senator Marco Rubio held a Q&A for “young professionals” at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. That sounds very boring, and it probably mostly was, except that Rubio gave perhaps the most insane answer possible to the question, “Who would you like to have a beer with who is not a politician?”

His answer: Malala!!!



Benjy Sarlin ✔ @BenjySarlin
Rubio asked who he'd want to have a beer with who's not a politician. He says Malala.
Is that legal yet?

9:56 AM - 4 Nov 2015
52 52 Retweets 46 46 likes

https://twitter.com/BenjySarlin/status/661965169069826048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw



Marco. My man.

This is hilarious on about 40,000 different levels, the first being that Malala is both a teenager and a practicing Muslim, which would prevent her from drinking alcohol twice over. There is also just the general image of Marco Rubio and Malala having a conversation at a bar at Marco Rubio’s insistence.


http://gawker.com/marco-rubio-would-like-to-have-a-beer-with-malala-a-mu-1740576645
https://twitter.com/joshrogersNHPR/status/661966122925846528

Ben Carson: Egyptian Pyramids Built For Grain Storage, Not By Aliens Or As Tombs

“…you know, it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you.”


“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said. “Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain.”

In the Old Testament, Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob, is sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers. He eventually rose to become a top aide to the Egyptian Pharaoh, advising him of a dream vision he had of coming years of famine in the ancient kingdom. Joseph’s sage advise of the coming famine (and directions to store gain) helped the Egyptians survive the famine.

Carson said the design of the pyramids made clear it was for grain storage.

“And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they’d have to be that way for various reasons. And various of scientists have said, ‘well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that’s how-’ you know, it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you.”







http://www.buzzfeed.com/natemcdermott/ben-carson-egyptian-pyramids-built-for-grain-storage-not-by?utm_term=.uiJ2JwmGQ#.lj4LYA3lR

"Wow" Reid mocks 'Morning Joe' interview of Kochs

Joe Scarborough responds that the Senate minority leader is 'blinded by hatred.'
By Seung Min Kim and Hadas Gold
11/04/15 12:20 PM EST


As he launched his anti-Koch broadside, Reid read excerpts of the brothers’ “Morning Joe” interview on the Senate floor -- including Scarborough’s inquiry on whether the Kochs got their “graciousness” in philanthropy from their mother, or Brzezinski asking them who was the better brother.

The "Morning Joe" hosts did press the Kochs on more substantive issues, such as whether it was fair for a relatively small number of wealthy families to have contributed an overwhelming amount of the campaign cash in the 2016 race, according to a recent New York Times report. Still, Reid noted: “Sometimes, most of the time there weren’t even questions. There were just compliments.”

“Wow. Those were some really tough questions asked by the host of “Morning Joe.” That’s sufficient journalism,” Reid said Wednesday morning from the Senate floor. “Those questions are so easy, they may even qualify them to moderate the next Republican presidential debate.”



“We should be working to rid the system of the Koch brothers’ dark money, but this cannot and will not happen if reporters and journalists refuse to ask Charles and David Koch questions, maybe even probing questions,” Reid said. “Otherwise, no one is holding these two oil barons accountable for their nefarious actions."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/harry-reid-koch-brothers-215510#ixzz3qYOsYwKu




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