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Lyin' Don is so disengaged from real life, he does not understand the electoral process -- at all!

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Really...you can't make this stuff up!
When you've lived like a super-rich person your entire life, you have no idea what the electoral process is. Has the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like, ever voted in person -- in his entire life!? Probably not! And he claims to be so smart! ("I have a very good brain. I know more about ISIS than the generals.") Yet, he fails to comprehend the simple fact that one who is not a citizen of this country cannot vote in this country. Duh!!

Another positive story about a police officer

A white police officer spotted a young, African-American male walking in an area where few people walked. He did NOT hassle the young man, He did NOT arrest the young man, He did NOT shoot the young man. Rather he and other officers with whom he serves helped the young man. Read what they did and why they did it here: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/this-teenager-was-walking-for-hours-to-...

After the election - what?

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This topic has been under discussion in our extended (mostly Christian conservative) family. And primarily regarding Kasich, for whom we who live in Ohio have voted for twice. The consensus is not that if Trump loses, civil war will "break out" amongst Republicans. No, we believe, to a man and woman, that conservatives will exit the republican party in droves. In other words, there will be only establishment types like Ryan left in what's left of the party. Why?

Antisemitism is alive an well in America today

Some posters here have questioned whether or not antisemitism is really a problem in today's America for Jews. I am linking you to an article about a University of California course which has a clear antisemitic bias. Jews on campuses (and elsewhere) throughout America face psychological and physical threats every day in this country. Bigotry of any people can lead to the long-time scapegoats of bigots for at least 2000 years -- the Jews.
Here's the link: http://observer.com/2016/09/cal-reinstates-class-observer-deemed-effort-...

America: Leader in the War on Drugs? Or escape hatch for terrorist/drug dealers?

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This is NOT a partisan attack. The events started when W was POTUS, but are continuing under Obama. Columbian officials had arrested, and were trying for their crimes, 14 horrendous individuals, led by one of the most notorious drug lords in the drug-infested history of Columbia -- Hernan Giraldo Serna! In 2008, these 14 men were whisked away to America in a secret deal with the Columbian government to face trail for drug charges here. This made for great headlines in America! Right?

Will this new weapon be used? If so, how much?

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The army wanted a weapon which could be used against an enemy which hides behind protective walls, sandbags, etc. A weapon was developed. It did what the army wanted it to do. There were problems with its safety. Those problems were fixed. So why isn't it being used more often?
Well, according to the story, the soldier assigned to use what is called the "Punisher," (officially the XM-25) is issued that weapon instead of the M4A1 carbine that soldiers have found to be extremely effective, especially in close combat.

Police officers take wonderful, humane actions every day...which are too seldom reported.

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A West Virginia state trooper, Derek Graham, pulled over a very drunk driver, and found a very smelly, unkempt young child in the back seat. The child was covered in vomit from head to toe, had only a diaper on, and smelled of vomit, urine, and feces. As Officer Graham put it, "It was almost just my dad instinct popped into play,” Graham said. “Forget state trooper, forget law enforcement officer. It was dad that took over, [and I] said [to myself], ‘I gotta clean this little guy up.'”

Bernie Fans Say 'Fart-In' Against Hillary Will Go On

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Bernie Fans Say 'Fart-In' Against Hillary Will Go On
Unswayed by his endorsement, progressives continue to stockpile beans for the Democratic convention.
By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer July 12, 2016
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-12/bernie-fans-say-fart-in-a...
From Article:
Advocates for poor people and progressive causes say they still plan to make a stink – literally – during Hillary Clinton’s big night accepting the Democratic presidential nomination this month.

Find a dog to love that is not a pit bull!

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I am linking to two articles describing a fatal attack by two dogs on the friend of a college professor, in the owner's yard. The dogs are described as, "American bulldog mixes." Along with killing the woman, the dogs also bit their owner as he tried to protect his friend! Here are the links: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/28/connecticut-woman-brutally-attacked... and: http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160628/new-haven-police-will-no...

Cleveland, Ohio, and America lose a great man -- George Voinonvich

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George Voinovich won his first elective office by taking a strong stand against a Fair Housing law. Years later, as mayor of Cleveland, he signed into law a strong Fair Housing law. Some would label this as a "flip-flop." To George Voinovich, it was plain common sense. Times had changed, and he had changed with them. Unlike so many ideologues of both the right and left, especially today, George Voinovich was willing to compromise.

Parallels between Baylor University scandal and Republican Party's nominating The Donald for POTUS

Baylor University is a Christian, faith-based, private university the leadership of which enabled innumerable male university athletes in allowing them to create and maintain an air of sexual terror among the female population of that campus.

I mean really...Is this what a Presidential candidate is stooping to? Would Ike do this? Or Ronnie? Or Barry? Or Hillary? Or Bush #41? Or Bush #43?

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Here's a link to an article about The Donald criticizing the way Kasich eats. This is not a joke. Read for yourself: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-relentlessly-mocks-kasich-never...

Don't use cell phones while driving. Especially, don't text!

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Amanda Clark had survived. It was a miracle! She had been using her cell phone while driving a large vehicle. Amanda ran a stop sign. She was broadsided by another vehicle. Her vehicle rolled over about 3 times and ended up on its top. Amanda survived with only minor injuries. She was a graduating senior in high school. She claimed that she knew how lucky she had been to survive. She swore that no message would ever be that important to her again.

Republicans: Are they about to select the worst possible candidate for November?

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According to the latest polls, the best candidate for the Republicans to nominate out of the "Final Three" is John Kasich. It's not even close. Those who read here regularly know that I do NOT like John Kasich AT ALL! I regularly call him Governor Sick, but the numbers are fairly consistent throughout February and March.
When running against Hillary, Kasich is a clear leader in all recent polls: http://www.electionprojection.com/latest-polls/national-presidential-pol...

Tonight could be the first major blow that ends the primaries

Tonight could be the first really major knockout blow in both primaries.

We're finally getting into winner-take-all states with a huge ammount of delegates.

Normally this is done by Super Tuesday but on both sides it's been just close enough to keep this interesting.

Michigan and Florida are the big ones. They hold a lot of delegates. Trump leads in both as does Hillary.

For the Democrats those two states make up almost 350 delegates or 14% needed. For the GOP they make up 160 delegates almost 13%.

The Donald: Is he a liar, an idiot, or both?

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Here is a link to an interview from this morning. http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-anchor-jake-tapper-donald-trump-david...
David Duke publicly endorsed The Donald for POTUS. Duke stated that, "voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage [whiteness?]."

Another "Feel Good" (albeit heart-wrenching) story.

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A ten year old girl gave her life to save two very young children who were in the path of an out-of-control SUV. Here's a link to the story: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/guardian-angel-10-dies-while-saving-liv... Anne Frank said, in the midst of hiding from the terrorism that we label The Holocaust, "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

Rich Kinder calls this stock market: "...a Chicken Little, the sky-is-falling market."

Rich Kinder is the founder of energy giant Kinder Morgan. His analysis of the current investment environment, I admit, parallels my own. But (very) Rich Kinder has much better credentials than do I. There are very knowledgeable people who disagree with (very) Rich Kinder. No one is infallible.

Actual advice to really help in a rare, but growing, dangerous situation

I am linking to an article about the best actions to take if you happen to be in one of those rare, but growing, mass shooting situations. I hope that no one here ever needs to use the information presented here, but life has a way of throwing us into situations which are unforeseeable. So just in case, here's the link:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/11/30/what-to-do-in-an-active-shooter...

Education Is an Effective Investment in the Future.

I am providing a link to an article which shows -- unsurprisingly -- that those states with the highest percentage of citizens with college educations, also, generally, spend the most on k-12 education, AND have higher median incomes than do most other states.
Here's the link: https://www.yahoo.com/realestate/the-most-educated-states-in-america-203...

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