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Playinghardball's Journal
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May 1, 2016

Hero Dog Dayko Dies After Rescuing At Least 7 People From Ecuador Earthquake Rubble

A rescue dog credited with saving at least seven people from the rubble of the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador has died.

After days of searching for quake survivors, Dayko suffered heatstroke last week which then led to a heart attack, the City of Ibarra Fire Department said on Facebook.

The organization posted pictures of the 4-year-old Labrador in tribute to his heroism in the aftermath of the magnitude 7.8 temblor, which left at least 650 people dead:

Dayko was known for “his good sense of smell and charisma” and the “beautiful friendship” he established with his handler, Alex Yela, the department said.

Although veterinarians worked to save the dog’s life after he collapsed, they were unsuccessful in their efforts.

Dayko received a massive sendoff, with a funeral attended by dozens of firefighters and other rescue workers as well as his fellow rescue dogs.


May 1, 2016

Bernie Tweets..

Bernie Sanders ?@SenSanders 8h8 hours ago
The billionaire class is very religious. Their religion is greed. It's not enough to own the economy, they want to own the government too.

Bernie Sanders ?@SenSanders 20h20 hours ago
When you hear some politician telling the world how tough he is, understand that it is not going to be his kids going off into that war.

May 1, 2016

Sanders Raises $26M in April and Breaks $200M Raised for Campaign

ASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on Sunday announced that supporters made almost 1 million donations in April totaling $25.8 million, far surpassing the campaign’s average monthly total of $17 million.

Since the Sanders campaign was launched one year ago, his supporters have revolutionized campaign fundraising and demonstrated that he can wage a competitive campaign for president without relying on Wall Street and other special interests. More than 7.4 million contributions have poured in from more than 2.4 million donors totaling $210 million.

A key to Sanders’ fundraising success has been that his grassroots supporters consistently have contributed more to his campaign than Hillary Clinton’s big-dollar donors. Sanders’ April donations far exceeded Hillary for America’s $21 million in March.

“What our campaign is doing is bringing millions of Americans into the political process,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager. “Sanders is the candidate with the most energy and excitement. He is the candidate with the best chance of winning in November. He is the candidate who is in the best position to bring a new generation of voters into the democratic process and restore the faith of working-class voters that we can have a government that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent.”

In April, the average contribution was slightly less than $26. Only 3 percent of the total came from donors who have given the maximum $2,700 an individual may donate to a candidate. About 48 percent Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign committee money comes from maxed-out donors.

A typical Sanders donor is 27 years old. Forty-one percent of people giving to his campaign are between the ages of 18 and 39, an unprecedented level of support from younger Americans. ‘Teacher’ is the most common profession followed by ‘student’ and ‘engineer.’

Sanders continued fundraising success comes as the presidential nomination contest with Clinton enters the final phase with 14 states, territories and the District of Columbia still to hold primaries or a caucuses. Sanders and Clinton are neck and neck in national polls with Sanders edging ahead in some surveys. He consistently is a much stronger general election candidate polling much better than Clinton in head-to-head matchups with Donald Trump or other Republican White House hopefuls.


May 1, 2016

Email from Bernie...


Here's the truth: for the past several days, the entirety of the Democratic political establishment has been hoping our political revolution would dissolve, that we would just go away. But one thing is clear, we are only getting stronger:

YouGov National Poll - April 27, 2016
Clinton: 47%
Sanders: 43%

Those numbers represent a four point gain for our campaign, and it comes entirely after our tough loss in New York. Numbers like that can't be ignored because it proves our movement is resilient and will never stop fighting for the values we share.

And there's one more set of numbers everyone is waiting to see: what we report when our April fundraising deadline comes to a close in just a few hours. That's why we have to ask, one last time, if Bernie can count on you to contribute before midnight?

If you've saved payment info with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

This fundraising deadline isn't just about how much money we raise, but how many individual contributions we receive to power this campaign through the remaining primaries and the Democratic convention. That's why your donation is so important.

In solidarity,

Jeff Weaver
Campaign Manager
Bernie 2016

May 1, 2016

Nyle DiMarco and Bernie Sanders at the WHCD...

Nyle DiMarcoVerified account
Bernie and I at #WHCD!! He hugged me after I encouraged him to consider Deaf Education!

Thank you @people.

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