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This is a relief to me -DU is not the norm in regard to angry dismissal of Bernie.

http://resistancereport.com/politics/harvard-poll-bernie-supporters/

From the article:

The survey, conducted by Harvard University and The Harris Poll, disproves the “Bernie Bro” trope with hard numbers. According to the survey results, which were conducted among 2,027 registered voters between April 14 and April 17, 2017, Sanders is actually more popular among women, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans than white people and men.

This is horrendous and needs to stop.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/research-monkey-at-uw-dies-of-thirst/

I wrote to the University president, Ana Mari Cauce @ pres@uw.edu
Also, the Office of Animal Welfare (obviously need a new title) @ oawrss@uw.edu

My email include the following:

Animal testing is cruel and inhumane.
Alternative testing methods now exist that can replace the need for animals.
Animals are very different from human beings and therefore make poor test subjects.
Drugs that pass animal tests are not necessarily safe.
Animal tests may mislead researchers into ignoring potential cures and treatments.
95% of animals used in experiments are not protected by the Animal Welfare Act
Animal tests do not reliably predict results in human beings.
Animal tests are more expensive than alternative methods and are a waste of government research dollars.
Most experiments involving animals are flawed, wasting the lives of the animal subjects.
Animals can suffer like humans do, so it is speciesism to experiment on them while we refrain from experimenting on humans.
The Animal Welfare Act has not succeeded in preventing horrific cases of animal abuse in research laboratories.
Religious traditions tell us to be merciful to animals, so we should not cause them suffering by experimenting on them.
Medical breakthroughs involving animal research may still have been made without the use of animals

This is awesome.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/brewdog-brewery-gives-paid-leave-to-workers-with-puppies-rescue-dogs

This is cool - for WA State but other states must have this information

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RBSMMtDEgrGaI4PghocLmMMCwr7M4ix3pJ56XWwiJ8k/edit#gid=1593474993

For those interested in running.

Am I wrong? Can anyone talk me off this cliff?

I have reached an interesting place tonight. I think it come from election fatigue, trump insanity, media overload, well you get the picture.
Instead of worrying when this will all be over, I came to the conclusion tonight that it doesn't really matter.
We will still have the clinton group angry at the bernie group, the southern democrats voting with republicans, the republicans acting like lemmings following their leader down any dark alley, we still have too many guns on the street, too much crime, too many racist cops, to many hateful americans, too many KKK hate groups and terrorists, to many lobbyists, to many corrupt politicians, and now we have russians infiltrating our election system, all the while making in more difficult for people of color, the poor, the young, and just democrats in general to vote.
I give up on all of this because what I truly care about most is animal welfare, getting rid of factory farms, educating people on the cruel and inhumane things we allow to be done to animals in the name of capitalism, fashion, and food.
I have come to the conclusion that neither party gives a crap. If Donal Trump died tomorrow (I can dream) nothing would ever get better for animals on a large scale. We will continue to abuse them, ignore the harm to our planet that factory farming does.
I will still have to defend my self for being vegan, for caring, and for seriously being sick and tired of having to be silent when asked out to dinner with meat eaters and not dare say a word cause I might offend someone.

Maybe this explains the need to keep Putin happy - from my FB

Flynn is not the whole story - Follow the oil money to TREASON:This is what Trump and Putin are up to: Exxon Mobil, under Rex Tillerson, brokered a deal with Russia in 2013 for 60 million acres of Russian land to pump oil out of, but all that Russian oil went through pipelines in the Ukraine, who heavily taxed the proceeds, and were applying for admission into NATO at the time.Putin subsequently invaded Ukraine in 2014, secured the routes to export the oil tax-free by sea, and took control of the port where their Black Sea Naval Fleet is based, by taking the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine by force and not giving it back. This was Hitler-tier imperialism that broke every international law in the free world.After Obama sanctioned Russia for the invasion, they could only pump oil from approximately 3 of those 60 million acres. But now Rex Tillerson is our Secretary of State, and as of today, there’s information circulating that Donald Trump will likely unilaterally remove all sanctions against Russia in the coming days or weeks.Putin will make half a trillion (500 Billion) dollars from that much untapped oil. All pumped tax-free through Crimea, stolen from Ukraine, now owned by Russia. Putin may have subverted our government just to become the richest man in the world. **According to leaked docs Trump will get 19% cut (Rosneft stock placed in Cayman accounts in Dec/16). Feel free to circulate widely.

The question now is....

Will the Dems step up and shut the government down until all the treasonous republicans are gone ?
My guess is no. I am angry beyond.

Having "conversation" with my Trump supporting sister about animal welfare

http://aldf.org/wp-content/uploads/ALC/2016/The_Obama_Administrations_Top_Accomplishments_8_11_16.pdf

I found this link while looking for rebuttal to her claims that Obama has done nothing for animal rights/welfare and of course she wants to give Trump time ! HA. It all started when I sent her Keith Olberman's video on Trumps team wiping clean the web site showing animal abusers. I am finding, even on the issues closest to her heart, animals, she refuses to accept the facts. It's sad really and why it is so hard to convince republicans they are often voting against their own interests.

Getting Happy with BET - a great escape

Recorded this last night - I highly recommened it:
BET Life of The Obamas and an Obama Celebration. Joyful
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