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Thanks to the swarm. I hope your echo chamber is shocked when reality strikes.

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Freddie Gray's mom is in so much pain


Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died from extensive injuries sustained while he was in police custody last April, has attempted to take her own life, Baltimore’s WJZ reports.

Her pain is deeper than the ocean, my heart goes out to her and all her loved ones. I can not imagine the dispair.

*edited to add "in" and change an autocorrect. No more from the phone...

2013 and the call was made


Anyone who can take this and show the video is invited to do so and start their own OP! I would appreciate it.

Bernie or Bust Part III

If the arguments of part 2 is so very important and you are worried about voters dropping off in the general election, then there is only one thing to do.

Vote for Bernie in the primary.

H supporters are all on board to vote for the D on the ballot November 2016, Bernie has all the areas of concern covered, so this would be a guarenteed win for everyone .

This seems to be the least perilous course of action.

When will the Democratic Party ask itself why it is losing so many members?

The Democratic Party is in the business of selling.

But the crowds are not getting excited to come out for their Big Sales Event. Instead of wondering what is wrong with the consumers, why aren't they looking at the Made in China crap that they are trying to sell? It used to be fun to look at the Wish Book and pick and choose from all the Made in America merchandise and dream of the big day it got delivered.

Now we get a crap selection and it is thrown on the porch by a disgruntled Fed Ex guy.

What would the Democratic Party have to do to regain it's loyalty customers back?

I always vote

My state sends me a ballot each and every time along with a voter's pamphlet. It is so easy to sit and study the measurements, look up bios on judges and read about the candidates. It is a shame that every voter in every state doesn't have such an easy time voting.

NCtraveler said it was basically like White privilege to sit out the vote if unhappy with the candidates. Not each voter, but generally those who do not vote are of this class. And this poster is not the only one to post this viewpoint and I understand it.

Going back to my ballot, sometimes there is no information on candidates for some job at the Port or where ever. I used to just pick one based on name or intuition or closing my eyes and putting my finger down. About 7 or so elections ago, I thought about that. It was silly. So from then on, if I didn't know or saw no difference, I didn't mark that part of the ballot

Getting to White privilege or being unaffected by who is in office, I will state that I am a Latina Xer. I have no husband, no family wealth, run a business that keeps me fed and housed but not much else and I am empathetic to all who suffer.

We all have issues that are important to us. Scotus, women's rights, civil rights, income equality, ERA, food, climate, national security, veterans affairs, children, animals....you get my drift.

What happens is that we see the opponents as not being interested in our issue and we use that issue to instill fear if our candidate does not get elected. When the supporters do not "care enough" about our issue, we see them as selfish, greedy and privileged because they are not affected by our issue.

My issue? First-the health of the planet.

I think we have run elections, the government and this country in short term goals. We have done nothing that affects the land in terms of long term care. We have a crumbling infrastructure, contaminated ground water, poisonous food supply, a policing department that is geared to squelching the people instead of serving the people, wars against each new mushroom of terror that pops up around the world.

The issue is that this election is people looking at 8 years ahead or people looking at 100 years ahead.

Short term, any dem will do. It will help keep the crisis of electing a new Scotus member, keep Roe v Wade intact, maybe get some criminal justice for the genocide of the African American community and maybe get a few more dems elected down ticket.

Long term, one will do. There needs to be an incredible shift in the this country to actually challenge the structures in place in our energy platforms, our economic platforms, bio diversity, policing, foreign policy, education, civil rights, immigration due to war, climate change and the natural patterns of movement.

So when we are arguing with each other about this election and why we think one side is greedy and selfish and the other side is myopic and simplistic, we have to ask ourselves if we are 8 years ahead or 100 years ahead people. And remember that there is merit and shittiness to both visions.

LGBT Friendly? Pride School Atlanta to open


Looks to be the first LGBT school in the South. There is a video and they are asking for donations.

I may have been kind sh*tty in the GDP lately, so I am looking to do good on DU. I'm a friendly and I always think I like it when I help those causes that are not about me and my personal history. It is my way of walking in other people's shoes.

The suicide rate for LGBT teens is horribly high and I would assume that it may be tougher to be a LGBT youth in Atlanta v Seattle.

So please have a look, and if you can find some extra dollars, send them some money.

Looks like everyone agrees with Sen. Sanders

Watch the other candidates agree


ooo, interesting article

4. Focus Groups
When the mainstream media polled focus groups to ask who won the debate, group participants overwhelmingly chose Bernie Sanders. CNN selected a group of undecided voters in Nevada; conservative messaging guru Frank Lutz picked a focus group of Democratic voters in Florida; Fusion picked out a focus group of millennial voters from Miami. And in each instance, focus groups thought Bernie Sanders won the debate. Luntz’ participants described Sanders as “strong,” “smart,” and “for the people,” with nearly all participants picking him as their favorite. Fusion’s focus group picked Sanders 8-3.

Amended:Bernie supporters, to make this primary season easier

I think we need to number the Hillary memes against Bernie...kind of like how Gibbs on NCIS has his rules numbered.

This will save our keystrokes.

1. Bernie isn't a Dem
2. Bernie doesn't have PoC supporting him
3. Bernie is a gun toting, tobacco spitting , 2nd amendment appeaser
4. Bernie is a Jew
5. Bernie is a bad Jew
6. Bernie is a cranky old man
7. Bernie is older than the 10 commandments
8. Bernie is an Atheist....shudder
9. Bernie attracts window shoppers
10. Bernie has peaked
11. Bernie is a communist/socialist...you know, RED DEVIL
12. Bernie had a bastard child
13. Bernie cannot win the General
14.Bernie has the most evil, vile, thumb sucking, reality ignoring group of misfits following him
15. Bernie's millenials won't vote
16. Bernie loves volvos
17. Bernie isn't really LGBT supportive
18. Bernie walked with MLK, whoop dee doo
19. Bernie being a mayor of Burlington doesn't give him any management experience...if only he had been in Montpellier
20. Bernie isn't recognizing that it's Hillary's turn!
21. Bernie is a racist who moved to Vermont to get away from minorities 
22, Bernie loves the Minutemen militia 
23. Bernie is a dirty old preevert who has rape fantasies 
24. Bernie can't work with the GOP/Tea-bagger Congress
25. Bernie is NO Barack Obama

If there are more memes we need to write down, please advise.

Canadian elections and their process


Different ways you can vote.
You can vote on the day, October 19th
Polls are open for 12 hours.

If you're registered, you will get a voter information card by mail. It tells you when and where to vote. You should have received it by October 1. You can also use the online Voter Information Service to find out where to vote.

They have what is called advanced polls where you can vote from the 9th through the 12th.
There are four advance voting days. Polls are open from noon to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 9
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 11
Monday, October 12
Your voter information card tells you the address of your advance polling place. You can also find it in the Voter Information Service.

Or any office!!
Vote at one of 400 Elections Canada offices

If you find it more convenient, you can vote at any Elections Canada office across Canada.

Visit the office before the deadline of Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. Offices are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., except for Saturday, October 17, when they will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your proof of identity and address.

Find the Elections Canada office nearest you.

or you can vote by mail.
If you will be travelling outside your riding, or if you find it more convenient, you can vote by mail – apply now.

Apply as soon as possible, to allow time for your voting kit to reach you and for your marked ballot to reach Elections Canada by election day.

I get the feeling that the country of Canada thinks it is a good thing to have it's citizens actually vote.

Damn, they are serious about this thing. Oh and Huff Canada is saying that the voting so far is off the hook. Harper is probably long gone.

So Hillary is going after guns

She is hoping to get some of the left's votes.

This is what happened today when President Obama visited the grieving families in Oregon. Sorry about the link source, it came on my FB feed from a very progressive friend. We are appalled. Hillary may wonder how good of a choice she made because I don't think she will gain that any more Left votes but may lose some votes she already had.


Hundreds of "gun rights" supporters who oppose gun control lined the highway into town to send a strong message to the President as he drove to meet with the families of the victims of last Thursday's massacre: "Go home!"
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