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Bill USA

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Member since: Wed Mar 3, 2010, 04:25 PM
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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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A message to Hillary supporters and other Democrats (only): something you'll be gratified to hear

the Facebook page Democrat Cafe on Feb 24 posted a msg from the administrators announcing that they will be removing candidate bashing posts and issued the following warning to anyone posting "Negative" or candidate "Bashing" posts.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheDemocratCafe
ATTENTION DEMOCRAT CAFE : DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF NEGATIVE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE POSTS WE WILL BE SHUTTING THE GROUP DOWN TO ALL NEW POSTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING HOURS TO DO GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING AND TO REMOVE THESE NEGATIVE POSTS… PLEASE HELP US BY NOT POSTING THESE BASHING POSTS … WE WILL BE ISSUING WARNINGS AND BOOTING PEOPLE WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THE RULES … IF YOU STICK TO POSTING FACTUAL POSITIVE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHOICE OF CANDIDATE THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE YOUR POSTS SUBJECT TO DELETION AND/OR WARNINGS FROM THE ADMINS … THANK YOU … DEM CAFE ADMINS

The Rules of the Group are as Follows:

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No Disrespectful behavior, Name calling , Personal Attacks ...

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Bashing of Democratic Candidates is not permitted


[font size="+1"]Now, this should NOT be interpreted as a suggestion to give up on DU. I am a firm believer in not letting the adolescent, vindictive, Hillary bashing GOPers have DU to themselves. I just wanted to let you know if you'd like to have a little break to see - engage in - some actual discussion without having to put up with GOP Candidate Bashers, there is a place you can go. But PLEASE don't give up on DU![/font]

Bernie Sanders’s Conservative Fanboys (American CrossRoads & other Conservative PACs) - DailyBeast

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/23/bernie-sanders-s-conservative-fanboys.html

No, Karl Rove’s super PAC and other conservative groups haven’t suddenly embraced a $15 minimum wage. But they’re running ads that help him in an effort to weaken Hillary Clinton.

Did Republicans take a break from their own hot mess of a presidential race to boost Bernie Sanders’s White House dreams?

Well, no.
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American Crossroads—founded by former Bush adviser Karl Rove—and several other conservative-backed super PACs have spent the last month intentionally fueling the Bern, but their zeal has more to do with an effort to weaken Hillary Clinton, whom they still see as the likely Democratic nominee and harder to defeat in the general election.

In the wake of Clinton’s close Nevada win, Crossroads claimed credit for driving her numbers down in favor of Sanders.[/font]
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Fed Elections Comm. flags Sanders campaign donations:e.g. from "unregistered political committees"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/02/26/bernie-sanders-campaign-contributions/80999298/

Bernie Sanders received a warning from the Federal Election Commission, citing problems with his campaign's February finance report.

The letter states the report lists amounts of contributions, receipts, expenses and disbursements that "appear to be incorrect."

The letter also cites possible impermissible contributions that exceed the allowed limit per election cycle ($2,700 for individuals) along with donations that come from outside the United States and from unregistered political committees.

The FEC sent the letter Thursday to the campaign asking for more information regarding the report filed Feb. 20. The letter warned: "Failure to adequately respond by the response date noted above could result in an audit or enforcement action."
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not impressed by crusaders who inveigh against imperfections of allies rather than taking on enemies

Ashley Williams is getting attention criticizing HRC for statements re crime and punishment. I wonder if she will criticize the people who have for decades been proud to call themselves "tough on crime"... the Republican party's prospective candidates.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511346266
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Now, if she spoke up in a Trump gathering demanding an apology from Trump for his very "tough" position on crime "The perpetrator is never a victim. He’s nothing more than a predator."__ D. tRump - THEN I'd be impressed.

It's too easy to be the brave crusader when inveighing against the imperfections of those who already agree with you. If you want to show how brave an activist you are, go take on the real opponents of your position. Then I'll be impressed.[/font]

U.S. Incarceration rate no. per 100,000 of population
1980 (begin Reagan-Bush period) ..................................................... 270
1993 (1 year before the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act ) 730
2008 (end of Cheney Regency) ...................................................... 1,000


Annual Rate of increase in Incarceration Rate:

1980 - 1993:    8%
1993 - 2008:    2.1%


Hillary Clinton's position on Criminal Justice System reform

Our criminal justice system is out of balance.

Criminal justice reform

Hillary will:

• End the era of mass incarceration, reform mandatory minimum sentences, and end private prisons.

• Encourage the use of smart strategies—like police body cameras—and end racial profiling to rebuild trust between law enforcement and communities.

•Help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully re-enter society.


“I will never stop working on issues of equality and opportunity, race, and justice. That is a promise. I’ve done it my entire adult life. I will always be in your corner.”

_________ Hillary, JULY 31, 2015


[font size="3"]Hillary believes our criminal justice system is out of balance. In her first major speech of the campaign, she said we have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America and called for an end to the “era of mass incarceration.”

Read more: 9 things you should know about Hillary Clinton’s plan to reform our criminal justice system[/font]

McCarthyism works, Sanders supporters provide th proof with the GOP anti-HRC propaganda they parrot


What is the percentage of all the pro-Sanders posts on this site that just attack of HRC where they do nothing but parrot GOP anti-Hillary propaganda. Propaganda and charges that have no basis in fact.

Republican Super-PACs have spent $5 million attacking Clinton (from the left) boosting Bernie

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/01/20/bernie-sanders-gets-some-outside-help-he-didnt-ask-for/

Senator Bernie Sanders often boasts that he has no “super PAC” supporting his candidacy and he has vigorously tried to keep any from forming. But he has been getting some unsolicited if mischievous help from Republican groups actively promoting the Vermont senator’s surging campaign.

America Rising, a Republican political action committee, reacted with glee on social media on Tuesday to a CNN/WMUR poll that showed Mr. Sanders with a large lead over Mrs. Clinton in New Hampshire, sharing the news with “BREAKING” qualifiers and links to news stories.

Karl Rove’s American Crossroads recently created an ad parroting Senator Bernie Sanders’s critiques of Mrs. Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, made repeatedly last week in the days before Sunday’s debate.

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All of it, of course, is intended to get under Mrs. Clinton’s skin and promote the Democratic candidate they believe would be weaker in a general election. Republican groups and super PACs have spent nearly $5 million targeting Mrs. Clinton so far this cycle. They’ve yet to spend a dollar on advertising attacking Mr. Sanders.

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The effort on the right to attack Mrs. Clinton from the left has actually been underway for a while, with groups like American Crossroads and America Rising targeting digital content criticizing Mrs. Clinton’s positions on the Keystone oil pipeline, for example.
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[font size="+1"] Leading Bernie and supporters to the slaughter. The GOP: when it comes to scumbag politics there's none better.[/font]

Colbert mocks media's downplaying of Clinton's win in Nevada. He's the only one to

... satirize media's narrative of Clinton the Doomed candidate.


http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/video/


Clinton leads in 10 of 12 Early March Primaries - Public Policy Polling - Feb 17

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2016/02/clinton-leads-in-10-of-12-early-march-primaries-benefits-from-overwhelming-black-support.html

New Public Policy Polling surveys of the 12 states that will hold Democratic primaries for President between March 1st and 8th, conducted on behalf of American Family Voices, find Hillary Clinton leading the way in 10 of 12, with double digit leads in 9 of them. Bernie Sanders has an overwhelming lead in his home state of Vermont and also leads in Massachusetts. The race is close in Oklahoma where Clinton is ahead by just 2 points, but she has double digit leads in the other 9 states that will have primaries that week:

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a question Mr. Pelley: "Is it true you're a liar and a fraud?"

...or have you always told the truth in your career... playing a journalist on tv?

__ or do you feel that question is just a bit inflammatory?


Scott Pelley, on the CBS Evening News, asked Hillary Clinton: "Have you always told the truth?"

I ask you Mr. Pelley, have you ever asked a question not for it's informative value, but to win approval from the GOP, or your bosses, or to boost ratings?

... what other politicians have you asked: "Have you always told the truth?"... Have you ever asked a Republican "have you ALWAYS TOLD THE TRUTH?"

Let us consider that:

There have been 6 Republican lead committees that investigated the Benghazi embassy attack. Did you ask any of the Republican chairmen of any of these committees if their investigations were to get at the facts of the tragedy or were they partisan exercises to damage Sec. of State Hillary Clinton politically? IOW, were the Republicans telling the truth about the purpose of the 6 Republican lead committees on Benghazi?

Did you ever have an interview with Sen. Mitch McConnell, or Rep. John Boehner where you asked them: "are you telling us the truth about the purpose of the six Republican lead Benghazi Committees?"

When the sixth Republican lead committee investigating Benghazi was impanelled, did you interview and ask either Chairman Gowdy, Mitch McConnell or John Boehner "what is the purpose of a sixth investigation when the previous Republican lead committee investigating Benghazi concluded there was no evidence of wrongdoing or nefarious activity on the part of Sec. Clinton, or conspiracy in the White House with Rice over what she said on Sunday "Talk" shows, no "stand down" order by the CIA? So what's the purpose for the sixth Republican lead committee on Benghazi. Is this a search for the truth about Benghazi as you have so often claimed. are you telling the truth?"

Did you ask them: "When you say you have more questions to ask, ARE YOU TELLING US THE TRUTH?????"

___ When Republican Rep. McCarthy let out that the serial Benghazi Show Trial of HRC was just to damage Hillary Clinton politically

........Did you ever ask anybody in the Republican leadership or any of the six Benghazi committee chairmen, if when they previously had vowed the Benghazi investigations were to uncover the truth about Benghazi - were they telling the truth when they made those avowals?



___ When Rep (R) Richard Hanna's statement that the Benghazi show trial "was designed to go after people, an individual, Hillary Clinton"

....... Did you ever ask anybody in the Republican leadership or any of the six Benghazi committee chairmen, if when they previously had vowed the Benghazi investigations were to uncover the truth about Benghazi - were they telling the truth when they made those avowals?


___ When Republican Maj.Bradley Podliska, former staff investigator of one of the Benghazi Committees, who was fired for complaining that the committee was spending too much time on HRC's emails, who stated the Benghazi Committee was a:

"politically motivated investigation targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instead of the thorough and objective fact-finding mission"


....... Did you ever ask anybody in the Republican leadership or any of the six Benghazi committee chairmen, if when they previously had vowed the Benghazi investigations were to uncover the truth about Benghazi - were they telling the truth when they made those avowals?


During the time when the Republicans mounted six serial Benghazi investigations committees did you ever suggest to superiors at your station that a report should be done on the serial Benghazi investigations to explore whether there was a poliltical motivation involved in the endless investigations? Was the Republican party out to damage Hillary Clinton politically, if only in the minds of the suggestable and therefor susciptible to McCarthyist tactics (as opposed to those who would wait to see if any evidence of untoward activity by Sec. Clinton was uncovered). In other words interview Republican leadership to find out if they were telling the truth?

Hillary Clinton's use of a personal server to handle her emails has been much reported on by news programs, including CBS Evening News. Did you ever, Mr. Pelley, report on television that an email account on a commercial email provider's server is [font size="+1"]entirely unsecure[/font] because, unlike HRC's arrangement (a Government IT specialist to maintain system security), all email service providers have dozens to hundreds of personnel to maintain security from hackers and malware - AND WHO, IN ORDER TO DO THEIR JOBS MUST BE ABLE TO ACCESS ANY EMAILS IN THEIR SYSTEM. Thus, any Classified Information in a Government email residing on a commercial email service providers server (as the State department reported was the case with Colin Powell's and Condi Rice's personal email accounts, provided by commercial email service providers) is, necessarily, compromised. Or did you not think this was NOT newsworthy?... IF that is your contention, are you telling us the truth NOW?.

Mr. Pelley, as you appear on television presenting yourself as a reliable, legitimate, journalist, reporting only the facts ... are you telling us the truth or are you a fraud, Mr. Pelley?


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NOTE to readers: the news media has been referred to as "the fourth estate". As such, they hold a public trust to report the truth and to be trustworthy monitors of what government is doing. So, those who present themselves as trusted communicators of what is really going on in the seats of power should be free from bias and above being influenced or bought by those in power.

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