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Breaking news: Michael J Fox arrested for insider sports betting

Breaking news: Michael J Fox arrested for insider sports betting
Posted on October 21, 2015

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Los Angeles—Michael J Fox was arrested Wednesday morning in relation to insider sports betting on DraftKings.

Fox aroused suspicion after achieving a statistically-impossible, perfect record on the site under the username NoChicken.

Authorities found an unusually worn copy of a sports almanac which was just recently printed and which has markings cataloging winning bets Fox has placed since the late 80’s.

“The operating theory is that the Back to the Future films were really documentaries from an original, prime timeline,” said NASA astrophysicist Barry Manilow. “The implications are heavy. It is suspected that we are living in an alternate 2015, as there are no flying cars and there are only four Jaws movies. We can only assume that we are forever stunted as a society. The amount of lives lost due to our lack of progress in technology and medicine is unfathomable. Worst of all, instead of hoverboards, this sad reality is limited to the Swagway...”

MORE ON THIS BREAKING NEWS STORY HERE: http://stubhillnews.com/2015/10/21/michael-j-fox-arrested/

Two Shot, Gunman At Large On Syracuse University Campus

Two Shot, Gunman At Large On Syracuse University Campus
1 hour ago

Syracuse University Police issued an alert Wednesday night and told people to stay indoors after two shooting incidents were reported on the campus.

The police alert issued around 8:30 p.m. tells everyone on campus to “shelter in place.”

People were also warned to avoid Oakwood Cemetery, which is located south of the campus.

Accordingto eye witnesses in the area, helicopters and police sirens can be heard in the area.

http://www.miseeharris.com/two-shot-gunman-at-large-on-syracuse-university-campus-trending-news/

A few words about democratic socialism from some democratic socialists

Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 06:55 PM PDT
A few words about democratic socialism from some democratic socialists
by Meteor Blades

The Democratic Socialists of America is the largest such group in the United States (formed in 1982 by a merger of the New American Movement—a group I was in—and the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, a remnant of the old Socialist Party of America. Today the stated view of DSA (which has formally endorsed Sanders) is this:

Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control our society either. Rather, we believe that social and economic decisions should be made by those whom they most affect.

Today, corporate executives who answer only to themselves and a few wealthy stockholders make basic economic decisions affecting millions of people. Resources are used to make money for capitalists rather than to meet human needs. We believe that the workers and consumers who are affected by economic institutions should own and control them.

Social ownership could take many forms, such as worker-owned cooperatives or publicly owned enterprises managed by workers and consumer representatives. Democratic socialists favor as much decentralization as possible. While the large concentrations of capital in industries such as energy and steel may necessitate some form of state ownership, many consumer-goods industries might be best run as cooperatives.

Democratic socialists have long rejected the belief that the whole economy should be centrally planned. While we believe that democratic planning can shape major social investments like mass transit, housing, and energy, market mechanisms are needed to determine the demand for many consumer goods.


Obviously, not every democratic socialist is a member of DSA, including Sanders himself. And other democratic socialists take a different view on some matters. But the approach laid out above is clearly not the authoritarian socialism that some would like to make of it...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/14/1431994/-A-few-words-about-democratic-socialism-from-some-democratic-socialists

In the comment section at the link is this little gem:

HA! HA! HA! CNN ignores their own poll numbers and calls Clinton the winner!

CNN's current headline says:
CLINTON'S CONFIDENT SWEEP
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/13/politics/democratic-debate-updates/index.html

Even though their own online poll (changing by the split second) basically says this:

Clinton 11%
Sanders 82%
O'Malley 4%
Webb 2%
Chaffee 1%

https://www.facebook.com/cnn/app_1667241686824039

wow.

(The poll links to their facebook page where anyone can vote, whether you have a facebook account or not.)

BERNIE SANDERS HAS PROVIDED STATE BY STATE VOTER REGISTRATION INFO!!! deadlines, closed or open, etc

Bernie has it all listed for us: http://voteforbernie.org/

Bernie supporters are particularly excited about how his message is resonating with young people, but also some republicans. As exciting as this information is, it means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING if we don't get them registered properly for the primary election and SOON!!!

In New York state, for example, there are ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO CHANGE YOUR REGISTRATION!! New York has CLOSED PRIMARIES which means that each registered voter must claim party affiliation and cannot vote for a candidate in a different party unless they change their affiliation.

Also, teenagers who are 17, but will be 18 at the time of the primary, can still register to vote. They must provide photo ID which proves they will be 18 on April 19, 2016, usually a driver's license. Registration can be done at any DMV. Other locations may be also be available in your state - call your local DMV for further info.

Bernie has a list of all the states with their registration deadlines and whether or not they vote by caucus, open primary or closed primary. Only open primary states can cross party lines when they vote. Again, the list can be seen here: http://voteforbernie.org/

Please help spread the word on this. And please kick and recommend this post for wider visibility.

Time to GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!!!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The October 9th deadline is only to change party affiliation. Registration ends 25 days before the election. h/t to mak3cats for the correction.

Tom Tomorrow: The continuing adventures of the Invisible Hand!

Mon Oct 05, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT
Cartoon: The continuing adventures of the Invisible Hand!
by Tom Tomorrow




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/05/1427425/-Cartoon-The-continuing-adventures-of-the-Invisible-Hand
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