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la58

Thanks polarbear4 for the debate video, the $50.00 that I sent him was worth it.

humphrey

Portia Bougler get some fame from her earlier rant. She hasn’t lost her enthusiasm. Her twitter acount is a good source for keeping up with the Revolution.

https://twitter.com/PortiaABoulger?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

magsview

I follow her. She’s a pip! (that’s a good thing)

CaliforniaPat
CaliforniaPat

DWS get on my nerves so badly with her filibustering, I could not watch the whole debate but thanks for sharing. She reminded me of HRC when she was debating Bernie, especially the debates in Florida and Michigan.

magsview

She’s mastered the art of never answering a question. She replies with bullshit then pivots to total talking points and in some cases outright lies. Very annoying to watch!

magsview

Thanks for the open thread @polarbear4!!

Speaking of Canada 😉 I saw a livestream concert last night on CBC Music’s youtube channel of the last show of the Canadian band Tragically Hip’s summer tour last night. It might be their very last show due to the fact that the lead singer is gravely ill.

It’ll be a great loss if we lose them. Their lyrics are brutally honest and last night the lead singer, Gord Downie, sang, for example, about the fear that too many politicians use to their advantage. And before their second encore he called out Prime Minister Trudeau, who was in the audience with a Tragically Hip t-shirt on, saying that he was happy Trudeau was there and that he was glad that he’s talking about the people “up north”, the Inuit people mainly, because it’s “bad” for them and they need our help.

It’s encouraging to see some attention being given to the native peoples. Was great to see Bernie make such an effort in that regard.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/21/entertainment/canada-tragically-hip-singer-gord-downie-concert-trnd/index.html

That said, some native people in this country are fighting for their lives right now with their resistance to the pipeline!

magsview

I wish I could help them in this fight against the pipeline. Bernie represented!

For obvious reasons, this tweet made me think of our beloved site founder:

humphrey

Clashes Halt Work on North Dakota Pipeline

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clashes-halt-work-on-north-dakota-pipeline-1471554332

Native American groups and environmentalists have staged protests to block the Dakota Access pipeline for months from a “spirit camp” outside a pipeline construction site. The groups say the pipeline threatens sacred sites near the Standing Rock reservation and poses a risk to the tribe’s drinking-water supply.

In July, environmental group Earthjustice filed a lawsuit on behalf of the tribe in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which authorized the $3.7 billion project, seeking a preliminary injunction. A hearing in the case is scheduled for next week.

In recent days, protesters have clashed with police and threatened company officials as they blocked access to a construction site 34 miles south of Mandan, N.D., according to a separate lawsuit filed Monday by Dakota Access LLC, the pipeline’s developer. The company is asking a judge to grant a restraining order against the tribe’s chairman, David Archambault II, and other members.

magsview

The tribes are dealing with roadblocks and false reports of violent aggression. They need our support.

humphrey

This would be worth a chuckle if it wasn’t so sad.

Michele Bachmann: I’m advising Trump on foreign policy.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/292126

Tea Party firebrand Michele Bachmann says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

The former Minnesota congresswoman attended a fundraiser in the state for Trump on Saturday, where she revealed to the press that she has his ear on foreign policy.
“He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam,” she said, according to MPR News. “I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.”

This is almost as bad as Madeline Albright and Henry Kissinger advising Hillary.

magsview

Such great choices the voters have!

/s

magsview

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Why can’t we be more like this?

magsview

These (peaceful) protestors aren’t going away anytime soon. Open the roadblocks!

magsview

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Jill heading to LA. I think Obama is due to visit on Tuesday.

magsview

Seriously HC?

magsview

Ok, I’m not usually receptive to this sort of thing, really, but wow! Kinda spooky.

magsview

Something you may not see on the ‘news’:

magsview

Ethiopia Olympian Feyisa Lilesa Protests Government With Marathon Medal
The runner made a gesture to support a tribe whose members have been killed in a fight with the government.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa held his arms over his head, wrists crossed, as he finished second at the Olympic marathon on Sunday in a gesture of support for members of his Oromo tribe who have been protesting at government plans to reallocate farmland.

Plans to allocate land surrounding the capital for development prompted fierce demonstrations in November and spread for months, in the country’s worst unrest in more than a decade.

Ethiopia has long been one of the world’s poorest nations but has industrialized rapidly in the past decade. However, reallocating land is a thorny issue for Ethiopians, many of whom are subsistence farmers.
Authorities scrapped the scheme in January, but protests flared again this month over the continued detention of opposition demonstrators.

Rights groups say hundreds have been killed. The government disputes the figures and says illegal protests by “anti-peace forces” have been brought under control.

“Oromo is my tribe … Oromo people now protest what is right, for peace, for a place,” Lilesa explained after his silver-medal performance, adding that he feared he would face consequences for the gesture when he returned home.

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