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retrowire's Journal
retrowire's Journal
June 6, 2015

Help me become more informed Bernie allies!

So, I understand just about everything Bernie stands for but I'm admittedly new to this political activism thing. Bernie is the first politician to inspire me into action!

So that said, can anyone explain to me what his positions on the TPP (what is the TPP) and free trade? does he want to eliminate outsourcing of jobs or is it more than that? or am I off the mark completely?

thanks in advance!

June 2, 2015

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June 1, 2015

Where can a cord cutter go to watch Bernie on late nite with Seth Meyers?

For my fellow cord cutters and I, is there a place we can watch Bernie tonight?

June 1, 2015

So I'm eager to help Bernie out...

One of the things that's so exciting about this campaign is that it will truly take all of our efforts to get this thing going as far as possible. I've already made some digital flyers and stuff to share on social media, but I want to help out locally as well.

I've never volunteered for any campaign before, but I've donated to Bernie on the official web page and I've signed up to volunteer, saying that I can spread around flyers, write to the editor and put up yard signs.

But I haven't got a reply back for that, nor have I received any materials to work with. When does that stuff get sent out? I am new to this, but again, I'm eager! I wanna help Bernie out. So what do you guys know about this?

May 31, 2015

Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball

If you have not tried this game, you are missing out on something so frenetic and fun.


Playing Hoops in this game literally has me on the edge of my seat at all times. Very fun. And a surprisingly friendly and active online community for an indie title.

May 31, 2015

My Introduction to the DU.

Hello everyone!

I'm Retrowire from the lovely state of North Carolina and I wanted to introduce myself here today.

First, let me give a little background. I am a 27 yr old married man that has a family of 3 dogs, 2 cats and a rabbit. I work in Thermoelectric technology and I love my nation.

Admittedly, I used to be the worst kind of American citizen. I was the apathetic voter. As in, I refused to vote. I thought to myself, my vote doesn't matter, the electoral college will trump everything anyways, what's the point? I never liked many of the previous candidates before anyways, it was just always about choosing the lesser of two evils and I didn't care for it. I've always been a patriot, and I've always wanted what's best for my nation, but I just didn't think I could do anything about it.

These days however, I must admit that I've been spurred into patriotic action! Bernie Sanders has been singing my kind of song. This is a man that NEEDS a grassroots movement to work, he won't depend on big money, he needs the people, just as we need him. And that kind of relationship is something I've never seen before in a presidential hopeful. And for once, I have hope that I COULD do something to help my nation.

Because of him, I've been spending a lot more time learning about politics and really getting my hands dirty with volunteering and social media. I'm passionate about our nation and now I feel that I can finally get involved, I can finally get behind something I believe in.

If you care to know what the core of my political beliefs are, you need look no further than what is, in my opinion, the greatest speech ever written. Charlie Chaplin's ending speech from the Great Dictator.

To read the speech: http://www.charliechaplin.com/en/synopsis/articles/29-The-Great-Dictator-s-Speech

To watch the speech:

So everyone here has been very welcoming so far, I'm really grateful for that, thanks for reading my introduction and I hope that together, using the great tool of the internet, we can do great things together, as citizens of this United States.

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Hometown: North Carolina
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