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Standing Rock

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/11/15/u-n-officials-denounce-inhuman-treatment-of-north-dakota-pipeline-protesters/
Hypocrisy of the repugs. They let those sovereign citizens take over that wildlife preserve and did nothing. Trump will be for the company.

Vet denied food

[link:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/15/chilis-manager-who-took-vets-meal-veterans-day-placed-leave/93876364/|
Write to Chilli's. The man had his millitary id but a racist told the manger he had not served.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/15/chilis-manager-who-took-vets-meal-veterans-day-placed-leave/93876364/

Rant

Sorry I just read a letter from my sister's insurance carrier for her car. Her rates are going up substantially and she doesn't make enough to live on to begin with. Trump does not pay his bills. He does not pay his taxes. How come he is allowed to but everyone else gets hit with fines, fees, charges, bad credit ratings which affect being able to get a job, if you can get insurance for your car and home if lucky enough to have one. If you have a security clearence they can take it over bills not paid. How in h*** is Trump allowed to run for president he should not have access to any national security information based on the qualifications the republicans put into place. Everyone in the country should not pay their taxes for 20 years.

99%

[link:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sam-wang-princeton-election-consortium-poll-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-victory-a7399671.html|
Just read this on The Independent. GOTV but a little relief.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sam-wang-princeton-election-consortium-poll-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-victory-a7399671.html

NPR

Diane Rehm talking with news reporters. On the show they discussed how Trump has lied over 60% of the time and Hillary was in the low teens. That is why notable news outlets have endorsed Hillary even ones that have never endorsed a Democrat before. But the fake news out does real news sources on the internet. Like wikileaks and I can't believe it the FBI. Something needs to be done about the outright lying. I heard on a previous NPR show talking to political strategists that covered dark money channeled through shell companies that they can lie because it is legal to do it. The republicans have been doing this for serveral years with no consequences as they pretend to be the party of God. Something needs to be done. Also there is a serious lack of people who have no idea how to vett information that can not tell the difference from facts from a reputable source and some crap made up on a website. This I believe has come from the dumbing down of our education system. The people I work with are supposed to be college educated but there is no evidence of it in their discussions.

Health savings accounts

Thats the great plan the republicans have. The crap Bush tried to sell at a Wendys in Ohio. Like someone who works at Wendys could afford to put money in one of those accounts then afford to lose the money because the claims will be denied and what is not used in a year gets to go to the company. What a scam.

Fake News

[link:http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/30/media/facebook-fake-news-plague/index.html|[link:http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/30/media/facebook-fake-news-plague/index.html|

Rightwing news sites are more likely to report fake news. The the Fake stories hurt the people who believe them and share them. The fakes stories reinforce the beliefs of mainly conservative voters and keep them in a bubble away from the truth. The stories reinforce the beliefs that people want to believe about the opposite party.
This pretty much is true from what I see at work and the stupids comments they make. They vett zero facts they spout. Google, snopes and hoax would clear up some but they do not even do that. There needs to be way to stop fake news sites. The one I see alot is NewsMax.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/30/media/facebook-fake-news-plague/index.html

Bigger than Watergate?

Only story bigger than Watergate going on is not being covered. Trump asking Russia to hack the DNC and Hillary campaign. His aide tied to Russia. Russia interfering with an election in the United States and no arrests. Trump's Russia influenced ex-campaign manager working for CNN. This last email is a stretch. The investigation of Anthony Wiener communications to his soon to be ex wife. Huma is a woman wronged. Wiener behavior is like Trump's. CNN and the politician from Utah need to be investigated for collusion.

Contributions

There needs to be a change in the way candidates get money to run for office. I heard this on Npr tonight on the way home. One of the leaked emails was about how Coke paid paid money to Clinton campaign. Hillary was for the tax on soda in Philadelphia. A representative of Coke emailed Clinton and pretty much made it clear that they expected her to vote in their favor. If these companies pay lots of money why would they listen to their constituents.

Strickland

[link:http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/11414/strickland-campaign-has-new-strategy|
This was in a local paper. What in the world were they waiting on. I had heard on NPR while back that democrats were not going to spend more money for ads. Portman is a nightmare. He didn't serve out his time in Bush cabinet, personal business. While he was GAO found out that blue collar workers die before they can collect social security and their pensions. So instead of increasing health insurance or safety he tells companies they can just save the money because the workers are just going to die anyway. Strickland worked to keep people in this area working and tried to bring jobs here.
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