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ArcticFox

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I do not hate Wall Street

I don't think anyone hates Wall Street. One might feel a real unease in thinking of Wall Street, or even a fair bit of resentment. But hate? No. Wall Street is, at its heart, just a bunch of people. It's people. Mitt Romney was right, until he bounded to organizations having civil rights.

The bible says we shouldn't hate one another. Does it say we need to love the system?

One could hate the way the system is rigged to funnel money and power to the top. One could hate how the megacorporations of the World are largely owned by just a handful of people, who through the megacorporation-owned media have us believing that our 100 shares of GE or Boeing make us big shots.

I don't hate Wall Street. But I hate that traders' computer programs can see my stock order and can buy that stock and sell it to me at a higher price without my possibly noticing. And I hate all these other little things that are nothing more than little tiny rip-offs day after day, each too little to justify raising a stink, but effective at sucking money out of my pocket (and a million others) and delivering it to they who already have too much.

I do not hate Wall Street

I don't think anyone hates Wall Street. One might feel a real unease in thinking of Wall Street, or even a fair bit of resentment. But hate? No. Wall Street is, at its heart, just a bunch of people. It's people. Mitt Romney was right, until he bounded to organizations having civil rights.

The bible says we shouldn't hate one another. Does it say we need to love the system?

One could hate the way the system is rigged to funnel money and power to the top. One could hate how the megacorporations of the World are largely owned by just a handful of people, who through the megacorporation-owned media have us believing that our 100 shares of GE or Boeing make us big shots.

I don't hate Wall Street. But I hate that traders' computer programs can see my stock order and can buy that stock and sell it to me at a higher price without my possibly noticing. And I hate all these other little things that are nothing more than little tiny rip-offs day after day, each too little to justify raising a stink, but effective at sucking money out of my pocket (and a million others) and delivering it to they who already have too much.

Free University for All is a Great Equalizer

Tonight Hillary Clinton said: ďI disagree with free college for everybody. . . . I donít think taxpayers should be paying to send Donald Trumpís kids to go to college.Ē

Yes, they should.

We could be so fortunate to have a small fraction of our taxes pay for our kids and Mr. Trump's to attend University together. Mr. Trump's small fraction would put several hundred or thousand kids through school for every one you and I paid for. His contribution would grow with each loophole we can close.

This would get us a good way down the road to a true meritocracy.

Hillary's plan sounds like one of those complicated plans typical of our government that would require a lot of overpaid administrators and allow insiders and their friends or clients to game the system for power and personal profit.

Why Bernie might surprise

More to come.

A recent Iowa poll found likely Iowa democratic primary participants favor Hillary Rodham Clinton to Bernie Sanders 37 to 30. Wait, who?

Everybody knows Clinton. 33 percent of those polled want to vote for someone other than Hillary besides Bernie Sanders. 14 percent of those polled like Biden, who isn't even running (ahem-yet). A Republican assertion of "chicken" would rouse millions against him. Just 19 percent of them have another first choice.

Those 33 percent have already made a fundamental choice: Hillary Clinton is not their first choice. They want somebody else. As the will for those garnering under 10% wanes, who will they choose? Sanders is looking like he may be the only viable alternative to Clinton. That 33% has already exhibited a dissatisfaction with Clinton, many more than in earlier polls.

Bernie Sanders is on a roll. He is polling well with many of the same voting groups that propelled Obama in Iowa eight years ago.

Isn't he doing well in New Hampshire too?

Edited to repair auto-spell and to continue a work in progress.
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