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Let me get this out of the way first: I am a Canadian. Half Canadienne, Half Norwegian. I am a woman. I endeavor to keep my posts objective. My slant is definitely towards a democracy that works on a meritocracy that is based, ideally, on a starting point of a level playing ground and a fair kick at the can, no matter your passion, so long as it embodies fairness and justice to all the peoples of the earth, and of course, to mother earth herself. Thank you for helping me learn more through the dialogue here on DU.

Journal Archives

Enough of this 'rules' vs. 'legal requirements'!!!

The OIG conclusion says: "... the office of the Secretary ... been slow ... to manage effectively the legal requirements..."

If someone can explain to me why the OIG used this term 'legal requirements' instead of 'party rules' or 'department rules' , I will stop pushing this point.

When will Obama endorse Hillary?

Will it be June 7, or 14? or after the FBI has made its recommendation to the AG? I'm thinking unless he endorses her immediately after the PD threshold is met, the SD should really consider their decisions. My little prediction.

Math - Hillary will have a heck of a time winning the required PD#

And so, July is what everyone should be looking towards. What is the best scenario to beat Trump? Polls now are too early, but there is a whole other month and worlds of possibilities.

No one should get too comfortable.

Playing with math in New Jersey polls

I like math. I like puzzles. Here are the only 2 latest polls on RCP for New Jersey.
5/1 - 5/3 HRC +28
5/10 - 5/16 HRC +14
I especially like math when it's easy like this! So lets add more 10 day increments and continue a 7x4, 7x2 trend
5/20 - 5/24 HRC 0
5/30 - 6/7 SBS +14

Unless that 4/2 factor is exponential!

Just having fun - don't go all weird on me!

Unless something extraordinary happens, Clinton will need all the help she can get to keep Trump out, and you can bet I'll be playing with his numbers then too!

Should all who endorse Hillary demand a pardon for Chelsea Manning?

Watching Democracy Now! this morning and it was suggested that Hillary's 'no big deal' email mess exposes a double standard in very broad principle with the crack down on whistle blowers.

I'm not clear on how this would be justified, but ideas out there?
Would be killer if it could be!

Breaking Through Power Livestream May 24 On now


01:50 EST (this is the posted time, but Patti Smith is talking now - edit)
Multiple Speakers

Afternoon Section

Patti Smith - Artist, Author, Musician

The Media is Missing in Action
Mark Green - Public Interest Lawyer

All the News That’s Fit to Exclude
Eugene Jarecki - Filmmaker
Laura Flanders - The Laura Flanders Show Jim Naureckas - Extra!
Winona LaDuke - Honor the Earth

Senseless Censorship
Mickey Huff - Project Censored

Of Cartoons and Censors
Matt Wuerker - Editorial Cartoonist Politico

Overcoming our Gatekeepers
Jim Hightower - Radio Commentator
Jeff Chester - Center for Digital Democracy

Intrusions of the Mass Surveilance State
Kirk Wiebe and William Binney

Ralph Nader

“Best stories you never hear”
Lori Wallach on Trade
Robert Peck on Torts
Phyllis Bennis on Empire
Kathy Ozer on Plight of Family Farmer
Janine Jackson on Mass Media criticism
Rena Steinzor on Wall Street’s Crimes
Peter Davis on Minimum Wage
Stephen Cohen on Russia
Ralph Nader on Contracts

Breaking through power link

Phil Donahue speaking now on media

Negative ads - how effective are they?

We all know how much money repubs threw at negative ads against Trump in the primaries. They didn't seem to work.
I don't know how much Hillary has spent on the Trump-is-a-misogynist ads, but they clearly aren't helping her as we watch he margin slip away.
This morning, I hear from Clinton that people should beware of supporting Sanders because no negative ads have been slung at him yet.

Is this a valid argument anymore?

Oregon - Gillian county - what's going on?

I'm looking at the Guardian site, and it has Bernie winning with 100% in, but Clinton has more votes - so what's up there? Except for that one district, looks like a clean sweep for Bernie!!!

Yay Bernie! Got the double digits going on in Oregon!

still another 7% to report but 56/44 is okay - and maybe another district sweep?!
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