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Support Hillary Clinton

Please interview Lanny J. Davis who wrote the book "The Unmaking of the President 2016". Progressives need all Democrats to win elections.

Epic

I have a grand idea, starring Rodrigo Duterte as a somewhat modern Dr. Strangelove.

Inspection- Back to Black BS

"Would Democrats be okay if the NRA got half-a-billion a year? Would they let that stand?"-Diane Black, Tennessee U.S. Representative running for governor complaining about Planned Parenthood funding.

Facebook didn't steal personal information - We handed it over to them

Why in the world, would anybody put personal information on the Web. That's the equivalent of someone walking out the door naked, and carrying "I'm and idiot." sign. Sure you probably would get arrested. And for most of us, it would be uncomfortable. Of course, if you happen to be a comedian and an exhibitionist. It might be fun..

But seriously, the Web never was, and will never be a "safe place" to put your personal information on. Hackers are alway drooling over an opportunity.

The future of the Country

This is a very simple post.

My sons (20's) and I (60's) had a discussion about the future of the country.

Both of them feel that the union will fracture before they are my age. Ending up as regional smaller unions.

I cant see it happening, except as a fall-back reaction to some dark event at the national level.

My sons just see it as the eventual natural result of the polarization of the country. I wish I didn't see that possibility, as well.

China

We could trade our debt to China for the Intellectual property stolen by China.

Solving Undocumented Workers is Simple, no new laws needed.

My brother in law is a business owner and a progressive. 100% of his employees are undocumented Mexicans. 100% of the employees of his competitors are undocumented Mexicans. As a progressive, he would rather pay a living wage, but he can't compete unless his competition also has to pay a living wage. Since the Justice Department, which reports to Trump, does not prosecute employers who employ undocumented workers, he has no choice but to match his competitors.

Sacramento Shooting

The police should not be able to turn their body cams off at any time.

It defeats the purpose.

Sustainable Economic System

According to the world bank, half of the world population, about 3 billion people, live on $2.50 a day. A population unable to meet its needs for basic survival creates desperation. Where there is poverty, there is crime. Running out to buy a gun to protect ourselves will not solve that problem. The profoundly unjust and fundamentally unsustainable world is the unprecedented reality in which we all live today.

Facebook Information Gathering is Your Own Fault. Stop Blaming Others.

Why can't a person have enough common sense to hold back personal information about their self and friends? Why would you add photos of yourself and friends? Can't you keep your ego or boasting in check? Stop blaming others for what YOU did on Facebook. YOU voluntarily gave the information.

Sincerly,

G, Somewhere in the US.

Inspection- How Far Down This Path Should We Go?

 I only started watching Morning Joe recently. Only because I was no fan of his choice as a host. I know enough about Pensacola politics that I suspect there may have been more to his dead intern on the floor problem than we will ever know. Even if not, let's just say that if it had been a leftie; like local lawyer Mike Papantonio, he would have been in prison quickly no matter how innocent.
 Don't get me wrong: I love the Emerald Coast, but if extreme right wingers were aggressive killer bees everyone else in the area would have been dead long ago.

Why 1950 was last year Census asked about immigrant/citizen status - my theory

I have been actively researching my ancestry for the past 7 years. My paternal grandparents were immigrants who entered this country in 1890s as teen-agers to escape an oppressive Europe where there were no jobs, no money, no food. The locale where my grandparents immigrated from lost 27,000 young men, the majority came to America with some going to the Australian gold fields and a handful to Norway.

RIGHT WING CHEATERS

American BILLIONAIRE RIGHT WINGER Robert Mercer is behind the creation and financing of CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICAL, that is accused of corrupting the political system of not just the United States but other democratic elections around the world.

EVERY ONE of these cheating violations can be traced back to RIGHT WING groups.

WHY is it EVERYONE of these CHEATING allegations involve ONLY RIGHT WING groups.

WHY are right wing groups resorting to CHEATING to obtain their objectives.

The ideology of your cause is BANKRUPT if you have to resort to CHEATING.

Time to Un-Join the National Rifle Association; and shame those who don't.

When I was a kid, the NRA was about gun safety and the responsible use of guns. I even wanted to sign up and join, but I was too broke. Since those days in the 60s, things have changed a LOT.

Stock Market and Pluto's Mass Power

I'm an astrologer and I have been listening to Thom since election 2016.

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