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HunterHRC2016 ‏@HunterHRC2016 1h1 hour ago

Now @TheDemocrats & @DWStweets who cry about
anti-Semitism are supporting a RACIST JEW


HunterHRC2016 ‏@HunterHRC2016 2h2 hours ago

Bernie Paints A Happy Face On Communism

https://twitter.com/sdzzz/status/706956400035901440

@MyRudeOpinion @KasiaMikurda @Alasscan_ @SDzzz


HunterHRC2016 ‏@HunterHRC2016 2h2 hours ago

BERNIE:
"Let's Make A Crooked Deal For A Buck"

https://twitter.com/sdzzz/status/707274833713713152

@Luminate_Design @Alasscan_ @SDzzz


HunterHRC2016 ‏@HunterHRC2016 3h3 hours ago

Former East German Exposes Bernie Sanders
https://twitter.com/sdzzz/status/708173340213518336

@Luminate_Design
@Alasscan_ @SDzzz



HunterHRC2016 ‏@HunterHRC2016 3h3 hours ago

.@Luminate_Design Has A Copy Of Bernie's Marxist Journal

…Do Share

https://twitter.com/hunterhrc2016/status/705267804556042240

@Alasscan_ @SDzzz


HunterHRC2016 ‏@HunterHRC2016 3h3 hours ago

Comrade #JaneSanders Is A Dirty Crook

https://twitter.com/hunterhrc2016/status/705631508543836161

@Alasscan_ @Luminate_Design @SDzzz


Someone recently linked to this nastiness as a legitimate source on a democratic board.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.

-Emily Dickinson


I thought the group would appreciate this poem!




Via: http://imgur.com/gallery/0Qkg9yk


What the Climate Movement Can Learn From Bernie Sanders’s Political Revolution

Source: The Nation



A few months ago, I woke up with a “berning” need to join the Bernie Sanders campaign. I had followed the evolution of the revolution because of Bernie’s outstanding climate platform, and I wanted to do more. I canvased in New Hampshire ahead of the primary and interned with the campaign, immersing myself in the “Feel the Bern” movement’s theory of change.

As Bernie’s campaign marched into my life, I could not help but compare its strategies to those of the other cause that dominates my world: the climate movement. Climate organizers have worked for decades to build a mass movement, an effort that produced the largest climate event in US history when 400,000 people marched in 2014 in New York City. Yet within six months of launching his campaign, Bernie had drawn that many people to his rallies. As the climate movement struggles to build electoral power, Bernie has inspired more people than ever to vote and engage with the political process. Up close and personal, I learned that America’s new political uprising and its leader offer invaluable lessons for climate activists.

1. Shared vision: The Sanders campaign revolves around a unified, concrete, and identifiable vision defined in the platforms on Bernie’s website. People can easily understand the values and objectives of Bernie’s political revolution. When it comes to climate change, for example, the senator envisions a country in which we “reclaim our democracy from the billionaire fossil fuel lobby.”


In contrast, the climate movement does not have a unified vision for the future other than a general imperative to avoid climate catastrophe. This makes it confusing for outsiders and even those within the movement to understand exactly what we are fighting for. Some organizations, including a few of the “Big Greens,” support natural gas as a bridge fuel. Yet more and more groups reject natural gas, citing health and environmental risks. Each approach represents different values and futures. Can the climate movement create clarity by rallying around a common vision?


Read more: http://www.thenation.com/article/what-the-climate-movement-can-learn-from-bernie-sanderss-political-revolution/

CONGRESSMEN'S WAREHOUSE

Parody Men’s Wearhouse commercial ad shows it’s just as easy to buy a politician as it is to shop for cheap suits

Source: Raw Story

You may have seen the commercials for Men’s Wearhouse, the dress clothes retailer, which end with the bearded CEO promising , “you’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.” But you almost certainly haven’t seen the ad for Congressmen’s Wearhouse… until now !

Because Congressmen’s Wearhouse (CMW) doesn’t exist, a least technically speaking. But a parody video from Big Bad Boris, satirizes the purchasing of politicians, and foresees a day when the falling price of candidates ushers in a whole new way of campaign-financing– cut-rate candidates for the budget-conscious consumer!

The mission of CMW is clear: “At Congressmen’s Warehouse, you don’t have to be a billionaire to buy a candidate. We welcome your dark money no matter what denomination it comes in,” including bitcoins, Apple Pay and unmarked singles. 2016 has seen the rise of crowdfunding (Bernie) and self-funding (Trump) as alternatives to the super pac. Congressmen’s Warehouse offers another alternative – niche-funding or personalized pandering. Now every citizen can buy their own candidate, selecting from a ready-made set of memes, dog whistles and hidden agendas to advance their interests and obsessions.



More: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/parody-mens-wearhouse-commercial-ad-shows-its-just-as-easy-to-buy-a-politician-as-it-is-to-shop-for-cheap-suits/

Kitten has Hilarious Reaction to Her Reflection



The World's Tiniest Rube Goldberg Machine Made of Watch Parts Is a Masterpiece

The infinite number of ways you can build a complicated Rube Goldberg machine makes it infinitely fascinating to watch them run. Even when they’re built from tiny watch parts like this Seiko creation, and are so small they can easily squeeze onto a table, instead of filling a massive warehouse.



It’s a little disappointing that occasionally there’s some human intervention required to keep this Rube Goldberg contraption running. But it’s understandable when some of the 1,200 mechanical watch parts used are smaller than a millimeter in size. At that scale, even gravity needs a helping hand.


Via: http://gizmodo.com/the-worlds-tiniest-rube-goldberg-machine-is-a-mechanica-1766023470?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Can You Spot Donald Trump In This Pile of Tribbles?




Via: http://mentalfloss.com/article/77509/can-you-spot-donald-trump-pile-tribbles

Detroit to provide tuition-free college to DPS graduates

Source: Freep



Mayor Mike Duggan’s office said today that it will unveil details of the Detroit Promise program that will provide two years of free tuition for all Detroit high school graduates.

Duggan’s office said the new program has a permanent funding source for Detroit’s graduates to attend community college tuition free for two years.

The Detroit Promise is based on a program former Gov. Jennifer Granholm initiated in 2009, creating 10 Promise Zone communities in cities with high poverty rates. Detroit and school districts in Pontiac, Hazel Park, Saginaw, Lansing, Jackson, Benton Harbor, Baldwin and Battle Creek were eligible.

The goal of the program is to provide access to at least an associate’s degree for all children in those communities. It was based on the Kalamazoo Promise, the program launched in 2005 in which anonymous donors pay for tuition at state universities for graduates of that city’s public high schools

Read more: http://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2016/03/22/duggan-backs-bills-dps-plans-education-initiative/82115622/

Detroit to provide tuition-free college to DPS graduates

Source: Freep




Mayor Mike Duggan’s office said today that it will unveil details of the Detroit Promise program that will provide two years of free tuition for all Detroit high school graduates.

Duggan’s office said the new program has a permanent funding source for Detroit’s graduates to attend community college tuition free for two years.

The Detroit Promise is based on a program former Gov. Jennifer Granholm initiated in 2009, creating 10 Promise Zone communities in cities with high poverty rates. Detroit and school districts in Pontiac, Hazel Park, Saginaw, Lansing, Jackson, Benton Harbor, Baldwin and Battle Creek were eligible.

The goal of the program is to provide access to at least an associate’s degree for all children in those communities. It was based on the Kalamazoo Promise, the program launched in 2005 in which anonymous donors pay for tuition at state universities for graduates of that city’s public high schools.


Read more: http://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2016/03/22/duggan-backs-bills-dps-plans-education-initiative/82115622/

Today’s winning Google Doodle invoking Black Lives Matter was designed by high school sophomore

Source: Washington Post




“My Afrocentric Life,” by Akilah Johnson (courtesy of Google 2016)

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This year’s contest theme was: “What makes me…me.” Akilah drew a box-braided Doodle, titled “My Afrocentric Life,” using color pencils, black crayons and Sharpie markers. The Doodle includes symbols of black heritage and signs representing the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Although it felt like forever making this picture, it only took me about two weeks,” Akilah told Comic Riffs last month.

“I based this picture off my lifestyle,” she stated as part of her entry, which is featured today on Google’s home page.

“As a child, I attended Roots [Public Charter School] and Roots [Activity Learning Center], so I was raised in the ‘Afrocentric lifestyle,’ ” Akilah told The Post, referring to educational institutions in Northwest Washington that tout “culturally relevant curriculum” and the aim to serve “the specific needs of children of African heritage.”

“One of my teachers from Roots, Baba Camera, is really [who] made me look at art in a different way,” Akilah said. “As I grew older, I … realized that the black people [who] came before us … made us into what we are today, so of course I had to include them in some way.” (“Of all the things I chose to include,” Akilah writes on Google’s site, “the six most special to me are the Symbol of Life [the ankh], the African continent, where everything began for me and my ancestors, the Eye of Horus, the word ‘power’ drawn in black, the woman’s fist based on one of my favorite artist’s works, and the D.C. flag — because I’m a Washingtonian at heart and I love my city with everything in me!”)

<snip>

Akilah’s composition reflects bright childhood themes on the left, then moves into more serious reflections on society. “Just as we read from left to right, my goal was to make the picture turn heads from the color to the meaning,” Akilah told Comic Riffs last month. “I have a book that I use that’s full [of] quotes, and the one I went by for this picture was: ‘Be the type of person [who] not only turns heads, but turns souls.’ ”


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/03/21/d-c-student-wins-national-google-doodle-contest-with-art-that-invokes-black-lives-matter/

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