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Biden speech in South Carolina introduced by state Senator Kevin Johnson

Biden comfortably ahead in head-to-head matchup with Trump


POLITICS
TRUMP'S FAVORITE POLLING COMPANY FINDS BIDEN COMFORTABLY AHEAD IN HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUP

President Donald Trump's favorite polling company released a new poll on Friday showing that the leading Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, would comfortably beat him Trump a head-to-head matchup.

The Rasmussen Reports survey measured 48 percent support among likely voters for Biden, who is currently running for the Democratic nomination, ahead of Trump's 44 percent support.

"Joe Biden may be finding the going a little rougher in his own party, but he's still the most successful Democrat in a hypothetical 2020 matchup with President Trump," the report's authors wrote.

President Donald Trump's favorite polling company released a new poll on Friday showing that the leading Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, would comfortably beat him Trump a head-to-head matchup.

The Rasmussen Reports survey measured 48 percent support among likely voters for Biden, who is currently running for the Democratic nomination, ahead of Trump's 44 percent support.

"Joe Biden may be finding the going a little rougher in his own party, but he's still the most successful Democrat in a hypothetical 2020 matchup with President Trump," the report's authors wrote.
https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-favorite-polling-company-finds-biden-comfortably-ahead-head-head-matchup-1447885

Drop, Cover, and Hold new style. A few important tips that might go against what you and I

learned.

1. The door frame is no stronger than the inner walls of your house away from the possibility of
breaking glass and falling objects.

2. Don’t run about seeking cover as you might injure yourself in the process or falling stuff get you before you reach cover.

3. Don’t immediately go outside and when you do stay away from falling building parts, glass, power lines etc.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-drop-cover-hold-on-20161020-snap-htmlstory.html

Biden CNN interview part I shows Biden's obvious strengths as a debater, speaking presence, and

foreign policy expert. There is a second part I did not locate.

He looks quite healthy and fit here. Still handsome after all these years.

Go Joe!

Joe and Jill are in Iowa today, July 3. I see CNN covering Harris, but could not find

anything on Joe except that “support is crumbling, Harris surges” though polls suggest he remains the frontrunner there.

If anyone finds Joe covered today or tomorrow, please post. Also, if you tweet, stop be and say Hi
to Joe.

Time to tweet to Joe. Give him some moral support. A bunch of sick slander is multiplying in his

feed, age jokes but worse, accusations that he molests women and children, replete with photo montages. If we support Joe, we need to get out there and do it.

MSNBC actually hostile to Biden. Matthews, Kornacki, and Reid definitely. NT

So why did candidates in tonight's debate not "lay a glove on Biden" as Brian Williams noted, as

had been expected? Not even in a veiled way.

We can alleviate outstanding student debt without total amnesty

We can alleviate outstanding student loan debt without breaking the bank

1. Allow bankruptcy discharge for those who qualify
2. Cut interest rates on outstanding debt. Compounded interest is what blows up loans so that debtors end up paying triple or quadruple the amount of the original loan, with a low percentage of monthly payments going to principal
3. Actually give forgiveness to eligible applicants. The federal forgiveness program is not functioning. 98 % of eligible applicants are turned down or their applications not processed. These are folks who have paid over several years, and fulfilled eligibility requirements.
4. Freeze interest during forbearance and hardship periods as well as the period during which payments can be suspended for those who have been out of college for up to nine months and return.
5. Make it more possible for low income seniors to discharge their loans. Right now they have to have paid regularly and on time for ten years. Make it five. Raise the income level for eligibility. Seniors 65 and over who go into default have their social security, up to 15 Percent, garnished. Currently, a very small percentage of seniors qualify for forgiveness.

These and similar or additional measures won’t cost trillions and yet still have a positive financial impact on a large number of debt carriers. At the same time, people who paid loans off diligently and at financial sacrifice over many years can feel the system fairly recognizes their effort.

We need to prioritize spending in real dollars and political capital. As to debt, many forms of debt from mortgages to credit card to medical debt seriously weigh on individuals and the economy.

People may not have taken out school loans, or have paid them off, but be losing their homes to debt they incurred while able to pay, only to find that a job lay-off, a small business decline, medical expenses or any change in fortune puts them in foreclosure. In many cases, elderly lose their homes where they thought to spend their last days.

Big ticket initiatives should not favor only one voting demographic. And we can lower the ticket price working with existing programs, giving sensible breaks to people in need, and making changes that may be less sweeping, but do not offer lopsided relief in one area at the expense of another.



Good news about our aging candidates' minds--they got potential! By the way, only some, by no

means all seniors go on to dementia or Alzheimer’s, a brain disease which can manifest itself much earlier than conventional wisdom would have us believe.

New studies show that judgement and decision making can improve. Further, cognitive reserve and experience can add up to “wisdom” in solving bigger, more complex problems.


The Potential of the Aging Mind
Sandra Bond Chapman PhD from HuffPost blog


If you continue to stay active mentally by challenging yourself to think more deeply, avoiding constant distractions and information overload, and learning new skills and information, chances are your best brain years are still ahead of you, not behind you.

While it is true that many brain processes decline as we age, that is only part of the story. As brain health experts, we are discovering there is more to be celebrated than to be feared. Some brain functions actually improve as we grow older. In fact, as long as no disease is present, the majority of seniors continue to have the capacity to continue to learn new things and make sound decisions.
New research conducted by Joshua Hartshorne at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows us different mental processes peak at different ages. For example, the study finds we tend to be best at remembering facts such as names, dates and places in high school. But this processing speed begins to decline quickly at age 18. Similarly, the amount of information we can remember and use at any given time, called working memory, functions best in our mid-20s. But other abilities, such as emotional intelligence and improvement in vocabulary do not peak until decades later.

As The Wall Street Journal notes, the Hartshorne study examined a number of different brain processes that make up intelligence, rather than viewing intelligence as a single measure as has traditionally been done. At the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, we, like Hartshorne, feel it is important to examine cognitive health and aging from a broader and more comprehensive perspective.

A few years ago, our BrainHealth team embarked on one of the first-ever studies to examine the link between age, cognitive health and decision-making capacity. Many previous studies had documented a decline in the ability to think logically and solve problems as a person ages. However, these studies had a major weakness: they tended to ignore positive age-related factors such as extensive life experience, reasoning ability and accumulated knowledge that can preserve and even enhance decision-making ability.

More at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-potential-of-the-aging-mind_b_7989946



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