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Ralph Gauthier

Ralph Gauthier 

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Occupation: IT Professional

Location: Omaha, NE

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2016-05-31 13:43:24 (67 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Trump doesn't really seem to know much about anything which makes him the perfect candidate to appeal to misinformed, low-information voters. If he's elected he will, via his cabinet appointments, simply hand control of every industry over to the largest corporations, arguing that they are the best authorities on their respective industries. Those advisors will act in the best interests of the corporations that spawned them to the exclusion of all other concerns (just like they did when they were running their corporations) and the results will be devastating. Welcome to the destruction of America.

Most reshares: 20

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2016-05-24 16:51:21 (67 comments; 20 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Voter ID laws were intended for one thing and one thing only and that's to give Republicans an advantage in elections by suppressing the vote of American minorities. Republican politicians even admit this but I still find myself having to try and beat it into thick conservative skulls on social media.

If you still say that voter ID laws weren't meant to suppress the votes of certain groups of eligible voters, then you're either not smart enough to figure it out or you have figured it out and you're lying, at least to us and possibly to yourself.

Here’s what the Franklin Party (Columbus) Ohio GOP chair, Doug Preis, and close adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said about limiting early voting. “I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.” (And yes, heactually sa... more »

Most plusones: 26

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2016-05-24 16:51:21 (67 comments; 20 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Voter ID laws were intended for one thing and one thing only and that's to give Republicans an advantage in elections by suppressing the vote of American minorities. Republican politicians even admit this but I still find myself having to try and beat it into thick conservative skulls on social media.

If you still say that voter ID laws weren't meant to suppress the votes of certain groups of eligible voters, then you're either not smart enough to figure it out or you have figured it out and you're lying, at least to us and possibly to yourself.

Here’s what the Franklin Party (Columbus) Ohio GOP chair, Doug Preis, and close adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said about limiting early voting. “I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.” (And yes, heactually sa... more »

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2016-05-31 16:50:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Good Ted Talk from a year ago.

Good Ted Talk from a year ago.___

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2016-05-31 15:43:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

I wanted to share something that a high school classmate of mine shared for Memorial Day.

A little background. I was born and raised in The Old South, Louisiana to be precise. My ancestors settled there a little over 300 years ago. I am aware of at least one ancestor who was said to have owned slaves and at least one ancestor who fought for the Confederacy. I grew up with pride in my southern heritage and a certain romanticism about the American Civil War or as southerners referred to it, the War of Northern Aggression. :)

I am sharing this because I think it illustrates the pride in their southern heritage, that many people from old southern families, including myself still feel. Having said that however, I have come to realize that my romantic notions about the Civil War do not hold up against a broader view of history and the relentless march of time.

I accept that, in... more »

I wanted to share something that a high school classmate of mine shared for Memorial Day.

A little background. I was born and raised in The Old South, Louisiana to be precise. My ancestors settled there a little over 300 years ago. I am aware of at least one ancestor who was said to have owned slaves and at least one ancestor who fought for the Confederacy. I grew up with pride in my southern heritage and a certain romanticism about the American Civil War or as southerners referred to it, the War of Northern Aggression. :)

I am sharing this because I think it illustrates the pride in their southern heritage, that many people from old southern families, including myself still feel. Having said that however, I have come to realize that my romantic notions about the Civil War do not hold up against a broader view of history and the relentless march of time.

I accept that, in the earlier days of this nation's history, slavery was simply a fact of life but as society has evolved, as we have altered our understanding of human rights, we have come to learn that slavery is a gross violation of those human rights.

I don't apologize to anyone for history or my heritage. What would that change? What I would like to see however, is for any Americans who still have romantic notions about the American Civil War or who pine for bygone days when whites were supreme and minorities knew their place, to get over the fact, that the Confederacy lost the war, to move into the Twenty-first Century, embrace our diversity and stop trying to tear the nation apart.

(No disrespect intended to my classmate who posted this. Her intentions were noble.)___

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2016-05-31 13:43:24 (67 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Trump doesn't really seem to know much about anything which makes him the perfect candidate to appeal to misinformed, low-information voters. If he's elected he will, via his cabinet appointments, simply hand control of every industry over to the largest corporations, arguing that they are the best authorities on their respective industries. Those advisors will act in the best interests of the corporations that spawned them to the exclusion of all other concerns (just like they did when they were running their corporations) and the results will be devastating. Welcome to the destruction of America.

Trump doesn't really seem to know much about anything which makes him the perfect candidate to appeal to misinformed, low-information voters. If he's elected he will, via his cabinet appointments, simply hand control of every industry over to the largest corporations, arguing that they are the best authorities on their respective industries. Those advisors will act in the best interests of the corporations that spawned them to the exclusion of all other concerns (just like they did when they were running their corporations) and the results will be devastating. Welcome to the destruction of America.___

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2016-05-30 19:35:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

She's as irrelevant as Sarah Palin.

Sooo she thinks that the 45% of Americans who are too poor to pay taxes (that includes you too, Republicans) shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Other people have tried to propose laws that only land owners could vote.

Anyone remember why we had a little dust up known as the American Revolution? Anyone ever heard of a piece of paper with the words, "We hold these truths to be self evident, that ..." or another piece of paper with the words, "... a government of the people, for the people, by the people ..." or one with these words ... "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish... more »

She's as irrelevant as Sarah Palin.

Sooo she thinks that the 45% of Americans who are too poor to pay taxes (that includes you too, Republicans) shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Other people have tried to propose laws that only land owners could vote.

Anyone remember why we had a little dust up known as the American Revolution? Anyone ever heard of a piece of paper with the words, "We hold these truths to be self evident, that ..." or another piece of paper with the words, "... a government of the people, for the people, by the people ..." or one with these words ... "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish ..." ... ?

It's Memorial Day, folks. The day when we remember our dead, especially the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice so that you could continue to enjoy all of the rights, freedoms and liberties afforded to you because you are lucky enough to be a citizen of the United States of America. When you advocate the restriction of those same rights, freedoms and liberties for your fellow citizens, you are pissing on the graves of patriots and you are anything but patriotic.

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day.___

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2016-05-30 17:29:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

She and her supporters should just do the right thing for the party and the country and throw in the towel. Maybe she was just never destined to be the first female POTUS. Get over it.

She and her supporters should just do the right thing for the party and the country and throw in the towel. Maybe she was just never destined to be the first female POTUS. Get over it.___

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2016-05-30 17:25:42 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

v/ +Thom Bayne​
To all who feel that America is so bad off after seven and a half years under Obama.

SUCK IT TROLLS___v/ +Thom Bayne​
To all who feel that America is so bad off after seven and a half years under Obama.

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2016-05-30 14:44:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

v/ +Brenda Schouten-Beckett​
As a Bernie supporter, what worries me about this is, that the penalties under the Espionage Act are a fine or imprisonment. Past experience in this country has demonstrated repeatedly, that high level officials, when they are prosecuted at all, tend to get off with a slap on the wrist. I would be very surprised if Clinton sees any jail time over this.

What I do see happening is, that an indictment, or the belief that one is coming, will push more votes to Trump's side of the ledger or cause people who would have voted for Hillary, to stay home. Either way, there is a very good chance that the Democratic Party could blow this election.

What makes this all that much harder for Bernie supporters to swallow, is that the we have served up on a silver platter, a candidate who could easily win the election but the Democratic Party leadership is bounda... more »

___v/ +Brenda Schouten-Beckett​
As a Bernie supporter, what worries me about this is, that the penalties under the Espionage Act are a fine or imprisonment. Past experience in this country has demonstrated repeatedly, that high level officials, when they are prosecuted at all, tend to get off with a slap on the wrist. I would be very surprised if Clinton sees any jail time over this.

What I do see happening is, that an indictment, or the belief that one is coming, will push more votes to Trump's side of the ledger or cause people who would have voted for Hillary, to stay home. Either way, there is a very good chance that the Democratic Party could blow this election.

What makes this all that much harder for Bernie supporters to swallow, is that the we have served up on a silver platter, a candidate who could easily win the election but the Democratic Party leadership is bound and determined, that he shall not get the nomination. What's going on here?

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2016-05-29 16:34:53 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

It is difficult for me to continue reading this article when it opens with ...

Bernie Sanders will never be president. Let's just get that out of the way right now. He stands very little chance of pulling down the Democratic nomination and no chance at all of winning a general election.

Granted, that we penned in January, still it gives me the impression that the author is a devout follower and supporter of Mrs. Clinton and I must confess that more than a few of those have "rubbed me the wrong way".

My wife asked me yesterday, if I would vote for Hillary if she got the nomination. I said that I probably would but that I wouldn't like it, to which she simy responded, "How can you vote for THAT woman!" I told her that when she said it like that, derisive tone, no explanation, ... that it sounded like petty, female catiness. The conversation wentd... more »

It is difficult for me to continue reading this article when it opens with ...

Bernie Sanders will never be president. Let's just get that out of the way right now. He stands very little chance of pulling down the Democratic nomination and no chance at all of winning a general election.

Granted, that we penned in January, still it gives me the impression that the author is a devout follower and supporter of Mrs. Clinton and I must confess that more than a few of those have "rubbed me the wrong way".

My wife asked me yesterday, if I would vote for Hillary if she got the nomination. I said that I probably would but that I wouldn't like it, to which she simy responded, "How can you vote for THAT woman!" I told her that when she said it like that, derisive tone, no explanation, ... that it sounded like petty, female catiness. The conversation went downhill from there.___

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2016-05-28 18:01:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

WHAT?! (And I thought Bush, Cheney and Halliburton already did that ...)

So This is what #HillaryClinton   had in mind when she gleefully voted for the Iraq War! #NeverHillary   #FeelTheBern  ___WHAT?! (And I thought Bush, Cheney and Halliburton already did that ...)

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2016-05-28 17:59:18 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

v/ +Valkyrie​
Vote with your brain.

#StillSanders___v/ +Valkyrie​
Vote with your brain.

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2016-05-28 17:53:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Are these the traits you want in your president? Not that Donald Trump is any better. In fact he is far worse.

The superdelegates could fix this.

There's no time to lose, we can still avoid disaster!!
Read the article below, then let's get back to work for Bernie, the candidate that personifies honesty, integrity, consistency and trust. A Bernie Sanders nomination will be the best thing that could happen to the Democratic Party. Get in on the movement!

Sign up, donate, volunteer http://BernieSanders.com

Learn about the Issues and Bernie’s track record http://FeelTheBern.org/

How to vote for Bernie http://Vote.BernieSanders.com/

Visit Bernie’s Volunteer Hub http://BernieSanders.com/Organize

#Bernie2016 #AFutureToBelieveIn #TheRealDeal #AmericaNeedsBernie #NotForSale #WeAreBernie #BernieorBastille #FeelTheBern  
#PRCaucus   #CAprimary #NMprimary #MTprimary #NDcaucus #SDprimary #NJprimary #VIcaucus #Calibernication
#VOTE   #PoliticalRevolution   #NotMeUs   #BernieSanders   #mydailybernie

h/t +Ole Olson ___Are these the traits you want in your president? Not that Donald Trump is any better. In fact he is far worse.

The superdelegates could fix this.

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2016-05-28 17:34:41 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

That's BULLSHIT! NOOOOWW the DNC comes out and tells the mainstream media not to include superdelegates in the totals? Where was their concern from last year until now, when we're about to kick Little Debbie's lying ass to the curb?

___That's BULLSHIT! NOOOOWW the DNC comes out and tells the mainstream media not to include superdelegates in the totals? Where was their concern from last year until now, when we're about to kick Little Debbie's lying ass to the curb?

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2016-05-28 17:20:48 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Ain't it the truth?

Happy #Caturday http://bit.ly/25rC24R___Ain't it the truth?

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2016-05-28 17:18:31 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Everything in this article just screams that Bernie Sanders is the best candidate that the Democratic Party could run but the party was stuck on Hillary long before the first primaries and maybe even as far back as 2008 when Obama took the nomination away from her.

The Democratic Party has a candidate that, by every poll, would slam dunk this election and shatter the glass. (Now THERE'S an image, Bernie hanging on the rim. LOL) If the Democratic Party loses this election it will be because of their own arrogance and stubbornness.

Everything in this article just screams that Bernie Sanders is the best candidate that the Democratic Party could run but the party was stuck on Hillary long before the first primaries and maybe even as far back as 2008 when Obama took the nomination away from her.

The Democratic Party has a candidate that, by every poll, would slam dunk this election and shatter the glass. (Now THERE'S an image, Bernie hanging on the rim. LOL) If the Democratic Party loses this election it will be because of their own arrogance and stubbornness.___

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2016-05-27 20:16:06 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

OK. That's funny.

Why did the chicken cross the wet concrete??

Just to be a downright pain in the arse!!

LMAO!!!___OK. That's funny.

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2016-05-27 19:52:44 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Sperm is life? Good luck getting Republicans to outlaw masturbation.
(Dang did I share that? I meant to just comment on +scarlet red's post. ;)

___Sperm is life? Good luck getting Republicans to outlaw masturbation.
(Dang did I share that? I meant to just comment on +scarlet red's post. ;)

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2016-05-27 19:37:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Let's hope we can outsmart the bug.

Super-Bad Superbug Found for First Time in U.S.

This is a real threat.___Let's hope we can outsmart the bug.

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2016-05-27 19:29:34 (58 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Bernie's my guy but it's highly likely that Hillary will be the Democratic Party nominee. If I have to vote for Hillary, I won't like it but what choice do I have?

Neither America nor the world can afford a Trump presidency. Wake up, America, before it's too late.

Quoting Robert Reich​ ...

Trump is getting his economic advice from three supply-siders who I’ve spent much of the last three decades debating: Arthur Laffer, Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore. All they want is cut taxes, especially on big corporations and the wealthy. They promise growth and trickle-down prosperity. But as we’ve all painfully learned, supply-side economics is a hoax -- for 4 reasons:

1. Supply-side tax cuts create huge budget deficits. The U.S. debt as percentage of GDP jumped to 50 percent by the time Ronald Reagan left office, from 31 percent at thestart... more »

Bernie's my guy but it's highly likely that Hillary will be the Democratic Party nominee. If I have to vote for Hillary, I won't like it but what choice do I have?

Neither America nor the world can afford a Trump presidency. Wake up, America, before it's too late.

Quoting Robert Reich​ ...

Trump is getting his economic advice from three supply-siders who I’ve spent much of the last three decades debating: Arthur Laffer, Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore. All they want is cut taxes, especially on big corporations and the wealthy. They promise growth and trickle-down prosperity. But as we’ve all painfully learned, supply-side economics is a hoax -- for 4 reasons:

1. Supply-side tax cuts create huge budget deficits. The U.S. debt as percentage of GDP jumped to 50 percent by the time Ronald Reagan left office, from 31 percent at the start of 1981. (Now it’s more than 105 percent.)

2. They worsen inequality. The rich are now taking home a bigger percentage of U.S. income and wealth than at any time in the last century. Cutting their taxes now is absurd.

3. They don’t even spur growth. We had faster average annual economic growth in the three decades after World War II, before Reagan’s supply-side tax cuts, than we’ve had since.

4. Nothing trickles down. Since Reagan, the median wage has barely risen, adjusted for inflation. Since George W. Bush’s supply-side tax cuts, median family income has actually declined.

If these guys are Trump’s economic team, we’re in even greater danger from Trump than I’ve feared.

What do you think?___

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2016-05-27 19:07:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Most American conservatives that I see posting on social media seem to think that the rest of the wold can GFT ... 'cuz 'Merikuh, dammit!

Most American conservatives that I see posting on social media seem to think that the rest of the wold can GFT ... 'cuz 'Merikuh, dammit!___

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2016-05-27 18:24:07 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

v/ +David M
Obviously, a lot of people do.
(Trash for trailer trash)

___v/ +David M
Obviously, a lot of people do.
(Trash for trailer trash)

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2016-05-27 18:22:34 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

v/ +Daniel Beasley
Conservatives are pissed off before they ever get out of bed in the morning. They don't really need any help ... but sometimes it's just fun to throw fuel on the fire. LOL

___v/ +Daniel Beasley
Conservatives are pissed off before they ever get out of bed in the morning. They don't really need any help ... but sometimes it's just fun to throw fuel on the fire. LOL

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2016-05-27 18:14:21 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

v/ +Thom Bayne
That's the problem with capitalists. They don't see that what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

___v/ +Thom Bayne
That's the problem with capitalists. They don't see that what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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2016-05-27 18:09:57 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

v/ +Valkyrie
No apologies from me.

#Berniesgotthis
___v/ +Valkyrie
No apologies from me.

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2016-05-27 15:27:41 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

No competition means no choice. It's all about squeezing the consumer for whatever you can get out of them.

No competition means no choice. It's all about squeezing the consumer for whatever you can get out of them.___

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2016-05-27 13:09:08 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

That's just too funny!

That's just too funny!___

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2016-05-27 12:51:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

That's funny.

___That's funny.

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2016-05-27 12:50:15 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Mainstream media is nothing more than a puppet of the establishment.

Stop watching network media shows. They are not news. They are scripted magazine shows with predetermined delivery methods and story outcomes. Start watching TYT and Ring of Fire and RT. The manipulation of network shows is beyond pandering to a complacent audience. It is insulting whether you are a Bernie Sanders supporter or not.
#StillSanders   #Women4Bernie  will #FuelTheBern  ___Mainstream media is nothing more than a puppet of the establishment.

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2016-05-26 22:03:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Can't happen soon enough.

#DumpDebbie___Can't happen soon enough.

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2016-05-26 21:08:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Some progress has been made but carbon emissions are still rising. There is a lot of work yet to be done.

Some progress has been made but carbon emissions are still rising. There is a lot of work yet to be done.___

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2016-05-26 20:39:56 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

It does not matter to conservatives, that the stories sold to the public about this man were largely untrue. I learned a long time ago, that actual facts, particularly ones that disprove cherished beliefs, are meaningless to conservatives.

It does not matter to conservatives, that the stories sold to the public about this man were largely untrue. I learned a long time ago, that actual facts, particularly ones that disprove cherished beliefs, are meaningless to conservatives.___

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2016-05-26 19:27:12 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

I wonder how much lost federal tax revenue that translates to?

___I wonder how much lost federal tax revenue that translates to?

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2016-05-26 18:59:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Which would you rather get behind?

Which would you rather get behind?___

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2016-05-26 18:39:51 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

This is the best that you're going to get, conservatives. Hillary, "broke the rules". No criminal charges will be filled. There won't be a criminal trial. She will not be convicted of a crime. She will never see the inside of a prison cell, unless it's on a tour of a privatized, for-profit prison that she supports.

Oh. To be sure. Conservatives will continue to beat their breasts and rend their garments (but not in a way that makes you want to stuff ones and fives in a garter) but nothing will come of it. She's already lost as much support as she is going to lose over this. Can we please move on to something that actually matters?

This is the best that you're going to get, conservatives. Hillary, "broke the rules". No criminal charges will be filled. There won't be a criminal trial. She will not be convicted of a crime. She will never see the inside of a prison cell, unless it's on a tour of a privatized, for-profit prison that she supports.

Oh. To be sure. Conservatives will continue to beat their breasts and rend their garments (but not in a way that makes you want to stuff ones and fives in a garter) but nothing will come of it. She's already lost as much support as she is going to lose over this. Can we please move on to something that actually matters?___

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2016-05-26 12:16:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

California voters, you have to be registered by Monday to vote in the primary. Register online right now!

The most important voter registration deadline of your life is Monday California! Make sure friends have done it #CAPrimary  

California, you have gotta REGISTER by Monday. Do it right now: http://registertovote.ca.gov/

How to vote for Bernie in California http://Vote.BernieSanders.com/CA


#RegisterToVote   #CaliforniaPrimary   #California   #DemPrimary   #FeelTheBern   #VoterSuppression   #VoterRegistration  ___California voters, you have to be registered by Monday to vote in the primary. Register online right now!

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2016-05-26 00:32:16 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Why isn't she running for President?!?!

Why isn't she running for President?!?!___

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2016-05-24 16:51:21 (67 comments; 20 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Voter ID laws were intended for one thing and one thing only and that's to give Republicans an advantage in elections by suppressing the vote of American minorities. Republican politicians even admit this but I still find myself having to try and beat it into thick conservative skulls on social media.

If you still say that voter ID laws weren't meant to suppress the votes of certain groups of eligible voters, then you're either not smart enough to figure it out or you have figured it out and you're lying, at least to us and possibly to yourself.

Here’s what the Franklin Party (Columbus) Ohio GOP chair, Doug Preis, and close adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said about limiting early voting. “I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.” (And yes, heactually sa... more »

Voter ID laws were intended for one thing and one thing only and that's to give Republicans an advantage in elections by suppressing the vote of American minorities. Republican politicians even admit this but I still find myself having to try and beat it into thick conservative skulls on social media.

If you still say that voter ID laws weren't meant to suppress the votes of certain groups of eligible voters, then you're either not smart enough to figure it out or you have figured it out and you're lying, at least to us and possibly to yourself.

Here’s what the Franklin Party (Columbus) Ohio GOP chair, Doug Preis, and close adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said about limiting early voting. “I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.” (And yes, he actually said “read African-American,” that wasn’t inserted.)___

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2016-05-24 01:02:07 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Soooo is he suggesting that voting rights in the hands of ex-felons are more dangerous than guns in the hands of ex-felons? Seriously? It's time to flush the NRA.

Soooo is he suggesting that voting rights in the hands of ex-felons are more dangerous than guns in the hands of ex-felons? Seriously? It's time to flush the NRA.___

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2016-05-23 17:34:09 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

When I initially saw this video, I didn't have the context so I looked the story up. To the police department's credit, other officers reported the incident to their superiors and the department released the video before it could go viral on Youtube. An investigation was undertaken and the rookie officer, with less than one year on the force was fired but I still have some questions.

Isn't it the responsibility of veteran officers, to help train the rookies to be good cops? Why are at least three other officers just standing around watching while the rookie assaults the woman in their custody? Why are they not stepping in and diffusing the situation?

In my opinion, and it's just my opinion, police departments in general (or as a whole?) have a public image problem, maybe even a crisis of lost public trust, because not enough good cops report bad behavior when they see... more »

When I initially saw this video, I didn't have the context so I looked the story up. To the police department's credit, other officers reported the incident to their superiors and the department released the video before it could go viral on Youtube. An investigation was undertaken and the rookie officer, with less than one year on the force was fired but I still have some questions.

Isn't it the responsibility of veteran officers, to help train the rookies to be good cops? Why are at least three other officers just standing around watching while the rookie assaults the woman in their custody? Why are they not stepping in and diffusing the situation?

In my opinion, and it's just my opinion, police departments in general (or as a whole?) have a public image problem, maybe even a crisis of lost public trust, because not enough good cops report bad behavior when they see it, let alone attempt to prevent, discourage or stop it when they see it. Maybe it's a brotherhood thing. Maybe no one wants to be a rat. I don't know what it is but I don't think that police officers can blame the public.

The public has a right to expect that the men and women that they pay and trust, to protect and serve, are properly trained and that they conduct themselves in the most professional, ethical and legal manner when performing their duties. I understand that they have a difficult, stressful and dangerous job. There is no doubt that it takes a special kind of person to do that job but just going through the training and putting on the uniform doesn't make an individual that kind of person. Sorry that they wanted to be a policeman ever since they were knee high to a grasshopper but if they can't meet the demands of the job, then they need to change careers.___

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2016-05-23 03:28:44 (30 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Good read.

Many of us have already concluded long ago, the truth of what the author is saying.

It seems like ancient history, even though in practical terms it was merely a moment ago, that the right wing appointed themselves as defenders of the flag and keepers of the American creed. Following the 9/11 attacks, supporters of the Bush administration, and even some of its smarmiest officials, created an environment of shame, threat and hostility for anyone critical of the “war on terrorism,” the PATRIOT Act, and the invasion of Iraq. Bill Maher lost his program on ABC after questioning the societal consensus that terrorists are “cowards,” and Ari Fleischer – then press secretary for President Bush – said that the post-9/11 era was one in which people had to “watch what they say.”

Good read.

Many of us have already concluded long ago, the truth of what the author is saying.

It seems like ancient history, even though in practical terms it was merely a moment ago, that the right wing appointed themselves as defenders of the flag and keepers of the American creed. Following the 9/11 attacks, supporters of the Bush administration, and even some of its smarmiest officials, created an environment of shame, threat and hostility for anyone critical of the “war on terrorism,” the PATRIOT Act, and the invasion of Iraq. Bill Maher lost his program on ABC after questioning the societal consensus that terrorists are “cowards,” and Ari Fleischer – then press secretary for President Bush – said that the post-9/11 era was one in which people had to “watch what they say.”___

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2016-05-23 01:55:19 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Love it!

Love it!___

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2016-05-21 12:55:22 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

I can't.

I can't.___

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2016-05-21 12:36:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

There is plenty of evidence of collusion between Hillary and the DNC.

There is plenty of evidence of collusion between Hillary and the DNC.___

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2016-05-21 11:19:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

I agree that it is time for Little Debbie to go but how is it that a candidate, specifically Hillary Clinton, in this case, can have the DNC chairperson removed?

Rep. Wasserman Schultz is facing a primary challenge for the first time this year, her opponent a law professor, activist and progressive Sanders supporter named Tim Canova. But the primary’s not until late August, long after the Democratic National Convention. Unless she steps down now or Hillary Clinton has her removed, Philadelphia will be dominated by someone who represents everything that has gone wrong with the Democratic Party and Washington. At the convention’s opening session, Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be bringing the gavel down squarely on progressive hopes of returning the party to its legacy as champion of working people and the dispossessed.

I agree that it is time for Little Debbie to go but how is it that a candidate, specifically Hillary Clinton, in this case, can have the DNC chairperson removed?

Rep. Wasserman Schultz is facing a primary challenge for the first time this year, her opponent a law professor, activist and progressive Sanders supporter named Tim Canova. But the primary’s not until late August, long after the Democratic National Convention. Unless she steps down now or Hillary Clinton has her removed, Philadelphia will be dominated by someone who represents everything that has gone wrong with the Democratic Party and Washington. At the convention’s opening session, Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be bringing the gavel down squarely on progressive hopes of returning the party to its legacy as champion of working people and the dispossessed.___

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2016-05-20 00:45:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a lying *&^%$! The DNC and the Democratic Party leadership are corrupt elitists who do not give a rat's ass about the middle class. The media is corrupt.

We see you. We know what you are doing and we are not going to forget.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a lying *&^%$! The DNC and the Democratic Party leadership are corrupt elitists who do not give a rat's ass about the middle class. The media is corrupt.

We see you. We know what you are doing and we are not going to forget.___

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2016-05-19 19:27:11 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

You're welcome.

You're welcome.___

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2016-05-19 16:14:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Funny.

Funny.___

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2016-05-19 15:58:17 (5 comments; 8 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Figure it out yet?

Figure it out yet?___

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2016-05-19 15:43:35 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

And it begins and in Texas! Nice. Next up, TSA style groping, er, uh, I mean pat downs.

And it begins and in Texas! Nice. Next up, TSA style groping, er, uh, I mean pat downs.___

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2016-05-19 15:18:14 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

I have repeatedly said that if Trump gets the nomination, that the Republican Patry will have no one to blame but themselves but should be win the General election in November, you can place the blame for that ... and the fiasco that follows ... squarely on the shoulders of the Democratic Party.

EVERY poll, every single one, shows that if Bernie were to run on the Democratic ticket, that he would be the next President of the United States while increasingly, it's looking like Hillary could lose a general election. Hillary supporters would naturally blame Bernie supporters for this but they would be wrong ... but what else is new?

I have repeatedly said that if Trump gets the nomination, that the Republican Patry will have no one to blame but themselves but should be win the General election in November, you can place the blame for that ... and the fiasco that follows ... squarely on the shoulders of the Democratic Party.

EVERY poll, every single one, shows that if Bernie were to run on the Democratic ticket, that he would be the next President of the United States while increasingly, it's looking like Hillary could lose a general election. Hillary supporters would naturally blame Bernie supporters for this but they would be wrong ... but what else is new?___

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2016-05-19 01:23:33 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

When you hear people spout the belief that livestock are the biggest source greenhouse gases, here's what you need to know. First, they're spouting misinformed beliefs. I say beliefs because they have no credible data to backup their statement, ... none, zip, ziltch, nada. They are misinformed or they are lying. Second, what they are really trying to say is, that because livestock produce more greenhouse gases than other sources that burn fossil fuels (ie. power generation, transportation, etc ...) that we shouldn't waste time, money and energy trying to reduce GHG emissions from those sources.

Newsflash!!! We need to reduce GHG emissions from ALL sources by as much as possible. Stop listening to the emperor fiddle while Rome burns! Try ACTUALLY educating yourselves on climate change, ... for a change. 

When you hear people spout the belief that livestock are the biggest source greenhouse gases, here's what you need to know. First, they're spouting misinformed beliefs. I say beliefs because they have no credible data to backup their statement, ... none, zip, ziltch, nada. They are misinformed or they are lying. Second, what they are really trying to say is, that because livestock produce more greenhouse gases than other sources that burn fossil fuels (ie. power generation, transportation, etc ...) that we shouldn't waste time, money and energy trying to reduce GHG emissions from those sources.

Newsflash!!! We need to reduce GHG emissions from ALL sources by as much as possible. Stop listening to the emperor fiddle while Rome burns! Try ACTUALLY educating yourselves on climate change, ... for a change. ___

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