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Facts matter. If you try to change the facts, you are just giving your opinion.

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What you said! Plus not being allowed to count the Super delegates until the convention.

Lining up and counting the Super delegates up front, from the beginning, is stacking the deck.
We need to get rid of the delegates altogether and have directing voting in open primaries. Paper ballots and no touch screen voting machines.
Give the power to the People by taking it away from the party. The Party should be responsive to the people, not as we have now, the party itself campaigning for their chosen candidate in the primary, while working against the rest of the candidates. The party has to be neutral, impartial for all candidates running.

Closed primaries allow the party leaders to disenfranchise many millions of people, by picking who

they want you to vote for. Never mind who you want to vote for in the primaries. Never mind the party is supposed to be neutral in the primaries.
The Democratic party leadership was far from impartial, starting in 2008. The intent was to steamroll this primary with their pick and they did that quite well... Pending the outcome of the numerous law suits involving election fraud.
This primary is a case in point as to why open primaries are better.

^^^This^^^

I have plenty of words, but would most likely be attacked for posting them. But you have it exactly correct.
And this election is a setup to make things even worse in the future than than they are now.

But I will say...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy


We kill people with impunity in other countries, then wonder why it is happening more frequently here too? Really? Really now? Why the disconnect with so many?

Actually they do care very much.

It is just that they are being lied to so much, they don't know what or who to believe anymore. When they figure it out, and they will, then the needed changes will happen.
But the longer it takes to figure things out, the more the chance reality will get very ugly for many during the correction.

When Hillary is profiting off the back of investment bankers, that means she is beholding to them.

When Bernie, as you say, is profiting off the backs of schoolteachers and mechanics, that means he is beholding to them also, correct?
Who is more deserving of being represented by our representatives? Wealthy people preying on the rest of us for their riches, or us commoners, such as schoolteachers and mechanics, who are struggling to get by?
I think us commoners are more deserving of proper representation, over those rich enough that they can buy their own Congress critters and department heads.

I wear hearing aids in both ears. How am I supposed to use a headset or ear buds?

There have been a massive increase of cell phone use, but no corresponding increase in tumors or cancers.
Wasn't there another cancer scare about cell phone a decade or so ago? If cell phones causes cancer, there should be a quite noticeable increase in tumors and cancers. There is not. This in just more recycled BS to scare the unwary. Part of the "All Fear, All the Time".
Blue tooth is also a digital radio device. Only this is plugged into your ear all day long, every day. Why is it not a problem, but is touted as a solution?
And as someone else noted, where is the increase of finger cancer? If people are worried about cancer, they should be more worried about their granite counter tops and the bricks in the nearby public grade school.

3rd world countries with illiterate and semi-literate populations don't have a problem with voting.

Why do we? Because we make a simple thing like voting very complicated. Why do we do that? The easier to rig the vote to get the "winner" our owners want. Take a look at the current Democratic primary for a case in point.
I think we need to institute the same techniques that these 3rd world countries use. Paper ballots, with pictures of the candidates besides the names and when you vote, you dip an index finger into the ink well. (Middle fingers works too.)

Get rid of the caucuses, delegates and the electoral college also. Direct voting, instant run offs. Yeah, we can do this, if we have a mind too.

Win or lose, we will not be going away

There is a small but loud and angry contingent of Berners who will go away, having failed at their attempt to disrupt the democratic primaries and aid the GOP.

We will be there in 2018. We will be there in 2020, and 2022 and 2024.
We the people... are fed up.
Remember Michael Brown? That unarmed teenager, gunned down in the middle of the street by a rogue cop, almost two years ago? Remember the outcry that caused? What is happening now with Bernie Sanders campaign, is a part of that same movement. Really, it is. Up until then, no other Black shooting by cops amounted to much. The people have had enough.
Being to the Right is hurting too many people. Time to move back to the Center. It is time to put the people first again.
Hillary soliciting funds from the very same people she thinks she will be running against in the General, is one of the symptoms of the political corruption that has gone on far too long already and it needs to be changed.

Correct. What is missing from closed primaries, is the will of the people.

The will of the people are what elections are supposed to be all about.
With closed primaries, the will of the authoritarians in charge (read here as Debbie DINO) is paramount, that is why they like closed primaries. It is their choice over the choice of the people.

There it is!

There are numerous threats to this program... from the damage the Bush recession did to the fund, to low interest rates to outsourcing higher paying industrial jobs and replacing them with lower paying service jobs, to the current cap. I'd like to see capital gains money finally taxed.


A major reason seldom mentioned when talking about Social Security. The root reason Social Security is in trouble. Is the major decline in the number of Living-Wage-Jobs since 2000. Anything else is diddling with the symptoms. Put our money on good, decent jobs and not into For-Profit-Prisons.
Stop our wars of choice, our self-perpetuating wars on terrorism and drugs and concentrate on rebuilding out own crumbling infrastructure and getting our manufacturing back into this country. And try to catch up to the rest of the civilized world on transportation and communications. Our high speed trains derail at 80 MPH, while other countries can have 250/300 MPH safely.


We will be better off. Our country will be better off. And the world will be better off.

Cooperation, not war seems to have been a foreign concept since the first non-aboriginals arrived.
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