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Everyone's shaken up. I understand! Can we mourn RBG for a second?

Posted by In It to Win It | Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:09 PM (12 replies)

Cash-strapped Trump campaign awaits a bailout from big donors

Republican Party megadonors are racing to bail out President Donald Trump’s cash-strapped reelection campaign, with a newly formed super PAC pouring a further $25 million into battleground states.

Preserve America is set to begin running a trio of TV commercials savaging Democrat Joe Biden as Republicans express growing alarm over the president’s absence from the airwaves. Trump — who went dark for part of August and has since cancelled advertising in key states — is being outspent more than 2-to-1 by Biden this week, according to the media tracking firm Advertising Analytics.


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/17/gop-donors-rush-to-rescue-trump-417364
Posted by In It to Win It | Fri Sep 18, 2020, 11:21 AM (8 replies)

As a Floridian, preserve your right to do what politicians won't : Vote No on Amendment 4 Opinion

Interesting read

In Florida one way we can exercise our power is by voting to accept or reject amendments to our constitution. Now there is a move afoot to make it almost impossible for citizens to have their say and to give much more power to the already powerful in Tallahassee.

The supporters of this move have amassed a $9 million war chest. They are using that war chest to advance a constitutional Amendment 4 on this year’s ballot, called “Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments.” How deceptively ironic.





https://www.yahoo.com/news/floridian-preserve-politicians-won-t-024507842.html
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Sep 17, 2020, 06:45 PM (1 replies)

POLICE HAVE NEVER MADE ME FEEL SAFE!

I've been reading stories of police officers refusing to enforce laws or resigning because they're bitching that society doesn't love them enough. I wanted to share this thought I have.

Police officers are needed. I think police officers are valuable parts of society. The requires that someone jumps in front of the danger in the event that there is danger. To me, it seems they are overvaluing their roles.

Any time I've ever been around a cop, I've felt less safe than I did before they got there.

I've had a few instances with cops, and they weren't good. I never see cops when good things happen yet I'm supposed to equate "cop" with "good."

I've walked what I consider a pretty straight and narrow life with no instances where I've had to call the police or had police called on me.

Two particular instances I've had of all the cop experiences that I've had always stick out in my mind.

1) When I was a teenager, I had walked to the corner store from my house with my cousin, which was about a 5 minute walk. After walking out of the door leaving the store, this white blond female cop stops us. To this day, I have no idea why she stops us. She sits us down in the parking lot on a curb. Later another officer shows up, and this officer is a brunette white female cop. They ask our names and where we live. One of them, takes our finger prints and the other, shakes the bush behind us as if we had hidden something in the bush. After shaking the bush, the officer grabs and ruffles with our shirts as if something's gonna fall out. The officer also reaches behind us to lift up the back of our shirts. My shirt was long enough that I was sitting on it. I proceed to lift up a little so that she doesn't rip my shirt. She takes her hand to force me down while she's trying to rip my shirt from under me. I was sitting there scared that they might take me to jail over something I knew nothing about. They kept us there for about 10 minutes and let us go.

2) Someone in my community had called the police. The police apparently didn't get a clear enough address so according to them, the caller said they were in apartment 105. There are about 10 buildings in the apartment complex and everyone of them have an apartment 105. I lived in the apartment 105 in my building. I hear a loud banging on my door and I walk to the door wondering who could that possibly be because I'm not expecting anyone. I look out the window and I see figures of people but I can't tell who they are because they have flashlights shining into my window (when it's daylight outside) and all I can really see is the flashlight. Regardless, to proceed to open the door and it's 3 cops (2 men and 1 woman). As I'm opening the door, the woman cop shouts "LET ME SEE YOUR HANDS" and reached for her gun. Lucky for me, that gun never left the holster. I put my hands up but I was very hostile with them because I felt they approached me in such a hostile manner with no justification.
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When instances like that (or worse) happens, it's hard to have a favorable view of police. I'm supposed to appreciate armed cops that tend to approach me in hostile ways. I'm supposed to assume they have the best intentions when they assume everyone is a threat to them.

My point is that a cop never makes me feel safe.

My community makes me feel safe.

I feel safe in knowing that a neighbor will watch my house or my dog when I'm out of town.

I feel safe in knowing that we, in my community, look out for each when we have hurricanes and the power goes out. Everyone ensures that everyone has food and water and perhaps lend out their grills.

I feel safe in knowing that my neighbor would give me a ride to work if my car broke down.

I feel safe in knowing that my neighbors would monitor the community and tell me if something's off.

That's safety to me!

If a cop wants to make people feel safe, be apart of the community; stop bitching; or quit and cry me a fucking river!
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:28 PM (2 replies)

BREAKING: Emails show HHS official trying to muzzle Fauci

A Trump administration appointee at the Department of Health and Human Services is trying to prevent Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, from speaking about the risks that coronavirus poses to children.


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/09/emails-show-hhs-muzzle-fauci-410861
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:20 PM (0 replies)

Biscayne Bay is suffocating, and Miami-Dade County leaders continue to let it die Opinion

I saw this opinion piece and I thought it was an interest read

Onlookers recently were shocked as thousands of fish and rays swam to the surface along the shores of northern Biscayne Bay gasping for air. The bay’s dissolved oxygen levels had tanked. Thousands more fish had already suffocated to death. In desperation, local officials sprayed water into the bay from pumps on the shore and vessels, all in a vain attempt to raise oxygen levels.

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Miami-Dade’s leadership was made aware that there have been many significant seagrass die-offs over the past 20 years throughout Biscayne Bay. Driven by algal blooms and low dissolved oxygen, the die-offs were reported in 1998, 1999, 2005, 2010 and 2016. DERM reported a nearly 90 percent baywide loss of seagrasses from historical levels, from Barnes Sound in the southern Bay to Julia Tuttle Basin in the northern Bay.
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Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article245548845.html#storylink=cpy
Posted by In It to Win It | Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:54 PM (7 replies)

Why Evangelicals Are Still Voting For Donald Trump

I thought this was an interesting clip.

Posted by In It to Win It | Sun Sep 6, 2020, 09:20 AM (15 replies)

Osama bin Laden's niece claims 9/11-inspired attack could happen if Trump loses the election

Osama bin Laden‘s niece has claimed that another 9/11-inspired attack could happen if Joe Biden is elected president, and she says only Donald Trump could prevent it.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/osama-bin-laden-niece-claims-152632251.html
Posted by In It to Win It | Sun Sep 6, 2020, 08:15 AM (18 replies)

ABC News/Ipsos poll - Trump's rhetoric on protests seen as detrimental by majority of Americans

A significant majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump's rhetoric on the unrest in parts of the country is making matters worse -- with even members of his own party divided on his approach -- a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday finds.

Trump's attempt to reframe the race against former Vice President Joe Biden around "law and order," does not appear to be breaking through.

Over half of the country -- 55% -- in the new poll, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos' Knowledge Panel, said they think Trump is aggravating the situation, while just over one in 10 Americans, 13%, said they think he is making it better. Fewer than one-third, 29%, believe what Trump has said on the topic has had no effect on the protests over racial injustice.

Among his base, 30% of Republicans say the president is improving the situation, compared to 26% who say he's having an adverse impact. Only 18% of white, non-college educated Americans, another core constituency for the president, believe he is having a positive effect on the protests, while 41% view his comments on the demonstrations amid the debate over racial equality as having a negative influence.


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-rhetoric-protests-detrimental-majority-americans-poll/story?id=72806089
Posted by In It to Win It | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 10:48 AM (1 replies)

Trump Made a Promise to Save Coal in 2016. He Couldn't Keep It

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump spent more than $1 billion in taxpayer funds, rolled back environmental rules and tried to stop power plant closings to fulfill a vow he made to West Virginia coal miners in the 2016 campaign.

But nothing he’s done is rescuing the coal industry.

Since Trump’s inauguration, U.S. coal production—after a slight uptick in 2017—is expected to be down 31% this year from 2016 levels. By some estimates, more than five dozen coal-burning power plants have closed and although mining jobs remained steady before dropping this year, they didn’t increase.


https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-made-promise-save-coal-080046277.html

Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Sep 3, 2020, 10:55 PM (8 replies)
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