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This man is on fire.

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Rapper Lil Yachty has Lil B to thank for getting into Bernie Sanders.

Yachty said he's supporting Bernie Sanders, adding that it's "not just because he was with the Civil Rights movement, but because of everything he stands for. I feel like he's really about equality."


Have you all seen this? MAN ON FIRE! Truly stellar! (not a parody)


Its easier to fool people than convince them that they have been fooled-Mark Twain


It's easier to fool people than convince them that they have been fooled - MarkTwain


Hillary Clinton's remarks on outsourcing to India return to haunt her


Appearing on Indian television during her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton was asked during a town hall-style public affairs programme for her thoughts on outsourcing from the US to India...


In the video, Clinton is asked about a political ad that President Barack Obama was airing during his 2012 re-election campaign against Republican Mitt Romney that was critical of Romney's outsourcing of jobs as a businessman.

The hosts told Clinton that the ad is causing "a lot of heartburn" in India. "Well, it's an election year," Clinton responded, adding, "It's an obligation in an election campaign to talk about what's on people's minds."

She said that Americans who have lost manufacturing jobs are fearful because they "don't feel like they have any other job possibilities".


Sammy Davis' advice for Bernie & his supporters! If you've never heard this you got to hear it NOW!





Hankie time! Video footage of the rescued lions and the wonderful couple who saved them!



The Gleaner (Jamaica) slams Hillary:"Identity politics is all, broadly, that's 'left'" of Democratic



Bill Clintons role in economic decline is little understood by America. ]But Hillary Clinton's candidacy has cast light on Clinton's actions.

Clinton entered the scene during a period of decline in Democratic Party funding, but realised he could gain Wall Street's backing by moving the party rightward. He formed the Democratic Leadership Committee (DLC), which took strong root in the US Senate. Considering the influence the DLC has had on US politics, it's crazy that so few Democrats know about it.


The US, meanwhile, continued to play policeman to the world, to be a kind of military welfare state of which no one has been more supportive than Hillary Clinton.The number of US military bases has continued to grow and now stands at 800. This meant a swelling of power by military corporations as Pentagon budgets went unchallenged, while efforts on behalf of the poor were submitted to withering scrutiny (viz Obama's modest expansion of health care, "historic cornerstone" of his presidency, gained only after furious struggle).

But amid an onslaught of hostility and Republican supremacism, Democrats played the identitarian game from the other side, leaving poor whites in the cold, all pretence of class solidarity abandoned.

Today, the long rightward drift of the Democratic Party is barely noted. But tolerance for people of colour aside, Hillary Clinton is less liberal than Richard Nixon, who presided over an expansion of welfare and creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Amid economic ignorance and Republican ferocity, politicians who don't express outright hostility to black or gay people have been gratefully embraced by open-minded voters. (This may be the reason both Obama and Hillary Clinton decided, recently, to back gay marriage.) Identity politics is all, broadly, that's 'left' of the Democratic Party.


WOW! Florida Jewish News: Bernie Sanders is simply better for America, for Israel and the world


Senator Sanders has made closing these gaps—between rich and poor, powerful and powerless, mainstream and marginal—the centerpiece of his campaign. I have no doubt the election of a President Sanders will give impetus to efforts to return tax rates on the rich to where they were during the prolonged economic boom between World War II and the 1970s. He’ll take important steps to expand the social safety net, to rein in major corporations, to restore workers’ rights and to improve the health of all Americans—not just those like me who have access to the finest medical care that education, access, insurance and money can and do provide. Hillary Clinton is fine on these issues, but Bernie Sanders is much better, and his election as president in and of itself will send a powerful message.

I said that Sanders is more pro-Israel than Clinton. Not more pro-Likud, or pro-Bibi, or pro-settlements, or pro-occupation—but pro-Israel. I’ve been a Zionist since my undergraduate days when we fought the anti-Israel left. I made aliyah in 1992, and my wife and I maintain an apartment in Jerusalem, where we live a good part of the year. My parents are buried in Har Menuchot, my daughter and her husband live in Tel Aviv.

The current policies of my democratically elected government are not good for Israel. They’re dangerous to Israel’s security and corrupting to its morality—and Israel’s security and morality go hand in hand.


While Clinton may well harm Israel’s security by giving the current government free rein, Sanders is far more likely to pursue the only objective that ensures a Jewish democratic State of Israel—a two-state solution, with a Palestinian state living in peace alongside a secure Jewish state.

Steven M. Cohen is research professor of Jewish social policy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.


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