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    Such a tragic story. Another beautiful young life taken by a gun. Sorry to hear this and it hurts even more when it's so close to home. Take care.
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    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kris-kobach-proof-of-citizenship-trial_us_5ab508d2e4b0decad0494b28?v4d So if you were not following this, the ACLU basically destroyed Kris Kobach's voter fraud claims in that trial over the last few weeks.
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    Im not expecting any kind of dramatic turn in the MSM and press but at least we are finally seeing a few stories on PoC and economics and now WoC and politics. It’s been tiring seeing the same old WWC Trump supporter stuff endlessly. I’m not suggesting any kind of dramatic change, but it’s gratifying to see a couple of stories. Let’s hope they continue. Maybe The NY Times can actually hire some diversity on their OpEd Page vs pretending diversity with the likes of Bari Weiss. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/record-number-black-women-are-candidates-alabama-n857576
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    Dumb but not shocking.
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    Bolton was all for the war in Iraq and with Cheney pushed it and still considers it a success, despite how we left Iraq and the rest of the middle east. He also is reputed to be one of the architects of the false intelligence info on the WMD lie. Don't believe for a second Trump does not want to be a war president. He just hired the top war monger of the United States next to Cheney.
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    This is the first time I have been seriously terrified since Jan 2017. John Bolton is the worst thing out of a series of awful and bad.
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    He ran unopposed. The GOP never bother slating a candidate against him which was likely intentional+. They always have in the past regardless of losing badly. Dan Lipinski the blue dog in the same district looks like he pulled out a narrow win over a progressive Marie Newman. How? When Bernie supporters talk about how great open primaries are, lets remember Lipinski likely won because Illinois is an open primary state and republicans in his district likely pulled democratic ballots to not voter for the Nazi. Lipinski is conservative enough for some of them.
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    As I listened to the Family Meeting yesterday on the radio(my fave radio program), they pointed out white people in America are getting the *ss whooping minorities and to a lesser degree white women have been getting for years. No matter how powerful this country thinks we are, the world is moving on. And I will say it again, the big winner here is China who is no longer even pretending it's trying to strike a balance with authoritarianism. Diff between Xi and Trump, Xi is more polished, smart, ruthless and dangerous in the long run.
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    Food for thought. Read John Deans book “the Nixon Defense what he knew and when he knew it”. Very important item about Deep Throat. Thet all knew it was Mark Felt but were afraid of having him fired or getting him outed becauase of all he knew about many things and the potential retaliation of members of the FBI.
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    We've been there. Although with immigrants and ICE it takes it to a truly even more horrifying degree. And we have people in charge who want all the "undesirables" not only gone from this country but from this planet. That's why we've been in the Middle east now for almost 20 years. Watch Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th and you will get a very good idea why private prisons exist.
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    The adult left in the cabinet. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/mattis-weak-case-for-supporting-the-war-on-yemen/
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    The problem is they are wrong about so much and I actually think people are paying less and less attention to them. I know ratings are up in places like MSNBC but I don’t think people really pay attention. The arrogance shown by Hunt, who I admit I’ve not ever really cared for is typical of Beltway folks. Yesterday i heard also how Lamb is a moderate and warning sign for democrats primarying incumbents. They used the 4th congressional district in Illinois of how a TOO progressive democrat is primarying a blue dog. And how bad it is. Shows people know zero about the district because Lipinski is a big example of old machine big money politics and is out of touch with a good portion of his district. And she’s not ultra liberal. She’s more progressive yes but she’s also a businesswoman and is pro union, pro labor, is for increasing the min wage, supports shoring up Ocare. The only “radical” position is that she’s pro choice. I guess to Beltway hacks that’s now radical. Talk about out of touch.
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    This is fascinating and frightening all at the same time. A fantastic piece of journalism by the way. Putting aside all the other consequences of this, it explains a great deal about positioning with Qatar who feels like the well intentioned (relatively speaking) dupe in this entire process.
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    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/14/democrat-conor-lamb-is-the-apparent-winner-of-pennsylvania-special-election-in-trump-country.html so apparently Conor Lamb does win in PA18 . The last big county, Washington, which Saccone was hoping would go his way, actually showed absentee votes favored Lamb who secured a larger lead. The tax cuts apparently were dropped as an election talking point because voters aren’t buying it as a middle class miracle. And the GOP and PACs poured over 12 million dollars into this race compared to between 2.5 and 3 million for Lamb. But the real story again, women were 70% of the volunteers fueling the grassroots efforts that helped Lamb. Lamb also got all the Union support in the district.
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    Hate to look to China but no way will they take any if this. As they continue to expand and exert influence around the world, in many cases backfilling the absence of the US, I expect them to squash Russia. Are they a better alternative. No.