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Fri Jun 26, 2015, 08:32 AM

The unconscionable greed of the billionaire class ~

He's not a revolutionary by any stretch, but at least this guy is speaking our language -

"The unconscionable greed of the billionaire class is destroying this nation and it has got to end."
-Bernie Sanders, 6/20/15 Denver, Colorado

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Reply The unconscionable greed of the billionaire class ~ (Original post)
TBF Jun 2015 OP
marble falls Jun 2015 #1
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #16
marble falls Jun 2015 #45
zeemike Jun 2015 #2
TBF Jun 2015 #3
daleanime Jun 2015 #4
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #5
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #25
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #28
cantbeserious Jun 2015 #6
Dustlawyer Jun 2015 #7
cantbeserious Jun 2015 #9
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #15
azmom Jun 2015 #19
dreamnightwind Jun 2015 #43
Dustlawyer Jun 2015 #44
cantbeserious Jun 2015 #8
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #10
azmom Jun 2015 #20
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #33
azmom Jun 2015 #34
olddots Jun 2015 #11
jwirr Jun 2015 #12
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #13
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #14
TBF Jun 2015 #17
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #22
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #26
TBF Jun 2015 #30
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #36
azmom Jun 2015 #18
azmom Jun 2015 #21
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #23
azmom Jun 2015 #24
azmom Jun 2015 #27
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #29
TBF Jun 2015 #31
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #32
TBF Jun 2015 #35
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #38
TBF Jun 2015 #41
ladjf Jun 2015 #37
AikidoSoul Jun 2015 #39
Cheese Sandwich Jun 2015 #40
raouldukelives Jun 2015 #42
ladjf Jun 2015 #46
raouldukelives Jun 2015 #47

Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 08:54 AM

1. One of the few sound bites that speaks volumes.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:01 PM

16. Bernie is succinct beyond anyone else in politics

with Liz Warren being a close second.

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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 08:40 AM

45. Warren might be number one, but we need her in Congress, we need Bernie in....

Congress, too - but we need either of them as President. In eight year Elizabeth gets to be President.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 09:30 AM

2. Despite what anyone thinks about the bible it got one thing right.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 09:35 AM

3. Amen. K&R nt

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 09:40 AM

4. K&R.....

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 09:43 AM

5. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:25 PM

25. Then pleas do kick this again! This thread has disappeared even though the

thread came out today and I've kicked and kicked and kicked.

Does anybody know where it went? I'm afraid I'll lose it so I just keep it open.

Come on guys! Kick this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a wonderful quote and pic.

Gee.... I hope there are no shenannigans going on to make him disappear into never-never land.

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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #25)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:33 PM

28. Will do!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 10:06 AM

6. I Will No Longer Settle For The Lesser Of Two Corporate Evils - Go Bernie Go

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 10:07 AM

7. We have a long term U.S. Senator who is saying our Congress is bought off!

He has seen it, fought it, and knows what he is talking about!
For us Bernie supporters who understand that our country cannot continue to be controlled by Special Interests any longer, we need to help get his message out, volunteer, and fight for our Democracy! We cannot get hung up wasting time with those that are willing to live under corporate rule. I know SCOTUS appointments are extremely important, but Bernie can win this thing and many Nay Sayers will come over to our side once they see that he can.
Un-bought Senators of Bernie's caliber and views don't happen very often. At some point we will have to choose to fight off the corruption of our election system. There will never be the well funded candidate to do this unless a Warren Buffet decides to run and pay for it himself (not likely to ever happen).
This is the time! Our country is in serious jeopardy, and I for one am not willing to live in a country where 99% of us have to settle for whatever the corporations and the extremely wealthy LET US HAVE! They are not known for their generousity. The founding fathers were willing to risk it all for this country, we should do no less.

Feel the Bern!!!!!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 10:08 AM

9. ^^^ THIS ^^^

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:00 PM

15. Why is this thread lost? I can't find it anywhere, not even in the DISCUSSION forum

and I clicked back several pages.

I like your posts by-the-way. Very thoughtful and articulate.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:12 PM

19. Bernie is going to win by exposing them all.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:53 AM

43. Thank you, keep preachin' it

I've been kicking around an idea for crowd-sourced funding of politicians that swear off corporate money, in theory there would be enforcement mechanisms (such as no more crowd-sourced money if they took corporate money) to keep them working for us. My theory is that some or even many of them would do the right thing if the system let them. It wouldn't need to wait for a constitutional amendment, either (I am ALL for that, just feel we can't wait for it). See any promise in that approach? Or how do you see us getting the change you so doggedly advocate?

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #43)

Sat Jun 27, 2015, 08:07 AM

44. I think it could work, assuming the legality of it. Who knows, the only campaign finance

laws they would ever pass would be to stop the people from rounding up money for candidates. I had to register with my County Clerk and take a stupid class just to register voters, but boy are the local Teapublicans going to be pissed at me! My community is 49-51% black to white ratio, but city government is mostly white. I am setting up black churches to take the people to the DMV to get state issued ID's, fundraise to pay for them, and drive them to the polls.
I am explaining to the black people in my area about how they are not wanted to vote, to not believe what they hear on TV!

We need to be the ones to start recruiting candidates who will not be bought off, that understand what Public Service really means, and to educate others on what is really going on. Most people haven't really put it all together, though they already understand that most politicians are corrupt.

We are too used to just voting as our public service, if we even do that. The biggest challenge is finding people willing to devote a little time to work for their Democracy, to fight! That is how we lost our Representative Democracy in the first place. There is a lot to be done, things like organizing a fight to get rid of electronic voting and tabulation systems, educating people as to what has happened and why...

Good luck, let me know how it works for you as it is something I need to learn about as well!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 10:07 AM

8. I Will No Longer Settle For The Lesser Of Two Corporate Evils - Go Bernie Go

eom

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 10:43 AM

10. The Pugs called Reagan the "Great Communicator"? Bernie is better by far.

I love the guy with all my heart.

Kick and recommend.

Will post to my FACEBOOK page.

Yep. Just plain love the guy. A rare jewel mixed in with a load of turds. Who woulda thunk we would have ever found such a jewel in the COTUS?

Well there are a tiny handful of jewels. There's Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, and Al Franken.... maybe a few others?

That other senator from Ohio maybe?

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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:13 PM

20. I feel very protective of Bernie.

Is that weird?

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Response to azmom (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:55 PM

33. No, it's not weird. It's natural for good people to want to protect other good people.

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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #33)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:56 PM

34. Thanks

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 11:21 AM

11. we can stop evil from being the root of all money

 

Berny knows it doesn't have to be that way .

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 11:27 AM

12. Love the truth when it is told.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:52 PM

13. Kick this!!! This should be at the top of the list!

He is so amazing and I get so happy whenever I see him and one of his brilliant statements.

So succinct!!!!!


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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:54 PM

14. Do you want to kick this again?




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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:05 PM

17. Bernie deserves the kicks -

and he is putting into words what we all know to be true but aren't always brave enough to say. I think that is going to resonate with Americans if we can get him through the first few tightly-controlled primaries.

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Response to TBF (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:15 PM

22. DESPITE ALL THE KICKS THIS THREAD HAS DISAPPEARED

I went back ten pages on the GENERAL DISCUSSION forum and can't find it. It should be one of the top threads.

It could be that I don't know how the DU monitor people sift through these threads. Maybe it's posted in some obscure forum.

But shouldn't it also be in the GENERAL DISCUSSION pages?

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Response to TBF (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:28 PM

26. Then kick it again TBF!!! And see if you can find out where it has disappeared to!

This is very distressing.

Should I be worried about behind-the-scenes gaming this thread out of sight? Or am I crazy for thinking such a thing?

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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:36 PM

30. I posted it here in the Bernie Sanders group

so it will not show up in General Discussion. I'm not spending too much time in GD these days. It is on the greatest page, though, so people will see it there.

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Response to TBF (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:04 PM

36. I can't find the "Bernie Sanders (Group). I searched but could not find it.

Will you please tell me where the heck it is?

And.... I did find it in another discussion group but it said it had only 22 replies. That is inaccurate.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:09 PM

18. Shit is getting real. Bernie goes there.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:14 PM

21. k&R

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Response to azmom (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:18 PM

23. Glad you kicked this asmom.... I can't believe that this thread has disappeared completely

The picture and quote Sanders gave are priceless. It is the underlying issue that this country is facing that absolutely must change.

Can somebody please tell me where this thread has disappeared to?????


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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #23)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:21 PM

24. Well them, I'll kick it again .

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:31 PM

27. k&R

This graphic needs to catch fire.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:34 PM

29. Kick,

again!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:40 PM

31. If anyone wants to repost this graphic in GD

please feel free. I tend to post in smaller groups - and I'm kind of confused about exactly what is GD vs. GD: Primaries.

There are a ton of these kinds of memes out there. They are on Facebook and Google - you just put in Bernie's name with a few key words and search images. I found this one using a google search.

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Response to TBF (Reply #31)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:53 PM

32. Your thread was posted today, Fri Jun 26, 2015, 12:32 PM. It had plenty of

kicks and comments, and yet it's NOWHERE to be found.

I can get to it 'cause I don't close it.

I went back as far as the May posts on GD Primaries and it's not there.

And I went back at least 15 pages on General Discussion and it's not there either.

This is very disturbing to me and makes me worry about the integrity of the DU jury system. I keep getting invited to join, and now I think I will.

Dammit... I'm really pissed about this disappearance.

I will post it to my FACEBOOK page however, but that it won't get as much exposure as here on DU.

Yeah --- I might repost this, but your thread was just fine thank you and should have made it to the GREATEST list.

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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #32)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:01 PM

35. Threads that are started in groups

will never show in GD or GD primaries - they stay in their groups. You might see them trending on the front page or hit the greatest page. It hasn't disappeared!

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Response to TBF (Reply #35)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:12 PM

38. Think of DU as if it is a newspaper. Your thread was on the back page

because you didn't post it under General Discussion.

The front page of DU is what most of the thousands of people who come here see.

It's where the biggest stories are, and where the GREATEST THREAD pages are most prominent.

If somebody thinks that is wrong, please educate me.

TBF... I only wanted your thread to be seen by as many as possible and it was driving me nuts.

Am going to give up now and go on to something more productive.

Thanks for posting it... and I'm glad I was able to catch it before it disappeared!

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Response to AikidoSoul (Reply #38)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 07:46 PM

41. No problem -

thanks for the K&R ... I don't post very often in GD but maybe I should with some of these memes. Thanks again!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:11 PM

37. After the last human has died and the book of human life has ended,

the Billionaires of the 21st Century may well be listed as the most selfish and destructive creatures ever to walk the Earth. That is a list that no person of good will would ever want to be included on. Current Billionaires would be wise to give that concept a thought.

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Response to ladjf (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:17 PM

39. ladjf -- please make a thread out of your statement.

It is very powerful.

It is very true.

It is amazing.

It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

I am going to steal it for my FACEBOOK page, but will give thanks to you there.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 05:03 PM

40. Wall St. Regulates the Congress

 

Truth!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 07:51 PM

42. K&R The one good thing about Citizens United.

Is that now at least we know for sure corporations are people.

The most backstabbing, polluting, misogynist, racist, homophobic, science denying, democracy hating, dictator coddling, child enslaving and murderous people you could ever know.

I've always felt you could judge people by the company they keep. Thanks to CU, that is more true than ever.

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Response to raouldukelives (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 10:46 AM

47. Aw man, I hate when people delete replies before I read em.



Tell me I'm nuts, tell me your nuts, but don't tease me bro!

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