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Bernie Sanders Kicks Off California Return with Energetic Pasadena Rally

Heavy.com with a lot of Pix and coverage of Bernie, the place was packed.

https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/bernie-sanders-pasadena-rally/

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Tliab has cajones from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Wish she was my US House Rep. 🙁

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Can one actually be sure that these individuals are actually progressive?

https://twitter.com/philosophrob/status/1134497460158681088

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Demings definitely is no lib and neither is Soto.

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But “Big Brother” is actually for it!

Facial Recognition Technology Ban for Police Is Important, but Not Enough

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A Tale of Two Surveillance States

In the latest episode of the podcast Crazy/Genius, we speak with residents of East New York—and hear some frightening parallels.

This spring, I spoke with residents of Atlantic Plaza Towers, a rent-stabilized apartment complex in East Brooklyn. They have dealt with the omnipresence of security cameras in and around their home. “Once I walk out of my house, on the elevator, in the lobby, in between the buildings, in the supermarket, in the parking lot. I can go nowhere and not be watched,” said Tranae Moran, a young mother. “It’s almost like a panopticon complex, where they have every nook and cranny covered,” said Fabian Rogers, a 23-year-old resident.

Nelson Management is not the Chinese Communist Party. And Atlantic Towers is not Xinjiang. But in both places, minorities are being surveilled with nascent technology and subjected to an organized effort to control their behavior.
Citizens should have the right to make informed choices about participating in a brave new world of biometric data. It’s comforting to pretend that the gravest threats from these technologies are only as close as a newspaper headline describing a distant world. But the project of protecting people from our own inventions is a project that begins at home.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/05/the-us-and-china-a-tale-of-two-surveillance-states/590542/

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Orange imbecilic Nazi and his Cabal (Barr, etc.) vs. Congress. Okay Pelosi, get off your botox’d butt and do your d###### job!!

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Bernie Sanders Isn’t Backing Down from Anti-War Position Amid Media Backlash

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Oh dear.

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I like the idea that at least here he is considered “the Press”.😁👍👌

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This is where yellow flags start waving for me in regards to Harris. She’s too careful, seems like an incrementalist, and says vague things like, “We need to look at ________”.

Warren, and of course Sanders, schools Harris on the tech companies issue.

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Native women ‘building bridges’ in Rapid City election #SheRepresents

A slate emerged: Natalie Stites Means as the candidate for mayor; Cante Heart, Ramona Herrington, Terra Houska, Stephanie Savoy for the ward representatives; and a school board candidate, LaFawn Janis.

Here’s a bit about Stites Means:

Stites Means started her career in public service working in the California state assembly, before returning to the University of California, Los Angeles for a Juris Doctorate and a certificate in Public Interest Law & Policy. After law school, she worked in the legal and judicial branches of various tribal governments and eventually relocated to South Dakota. She is enrolled Cheyenne River Sioux.

Over the years she has consulted for a variety of organizations in the area of victim and childhood advocacy.

Her platform is robust for what many see as a small city, but what she sees is a city facing a critical moment and she does not want anyone left behind.

She is eager to take a new approach to mental health issues, housing issues, improve transportation making it easier for working families to reach their employment.

Stites Means also wants the city to have a stronger relationship with its tribal neighbors.
She also has a philosophical disagreement with the current mayor who is bent on shrinking government.

Allender dismisses the Native slate of candidates. He says he’s heard from the community that some only see them as running because they are Native.

He is a two-term mayor. He ran his last race unopposed.

Before his election, Allender served his entire career as a member of the police force, eventually working his way up to chief.

He is also interested in exploring whether or not Rapid City might be more effectively led like a business and he wants to study the city manager model of administration. When pressed for the reasoning behind this idea, one factor he cited was a lack of qualified candidates who are willing to run for city offices.

Stites Means and her colleagues are clearly not representative of that notion.

Instead, they mirror a national trend of younger and more diverse candidates entering politics — a trend that has produced the most diverse United States Congress in history.

The candidates would like to do the same thing in Rapid City, bringing diversity to local government. “My heritage is certainly part of why I am running but my insight is focused on building bridges instead of furthering the narrative of identity politics,” says Stites Means.

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/native-women-building-bridges-in-rapid-city-election-sherepresents-lMM0tuoSOkSPHTrX92gMwg/

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hope they win. move over SD old guard.

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Hmmmmmmmmm

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When’s the botox’d wrinkle going to start performing her duties as US House Speaker and lead?

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oh man.

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Already signed up 4 mine. 🙂

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O/T. I really liked Jane’s wedding dress. 🙂

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Wonder if this Turd Wayer can spell ‘litmus’?

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Um, Cheri? you already made a litmus test. You have to be an incumbent.

And yeah, we need some litmus testing around here.

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I don’t necessarily agree with this, but:

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You have to stay till the end. Very short.

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Different version of something i posted earlier.😍

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Too bad that he didn’t beat Pelosi! But he is still involved.

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Here is her new challenger.

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If anyone is interested here is Bernie’s San Jose rally.

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That stuff on him must be neutralizer or something. Phosphorus burns to the bone. It’s bad

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