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    Jesus H. Christ guys — for anyone to be this enthusiastic about our Democratic choices this year shows that we’re just as f-ing deluded as the right. Seriously — support her, vote for her, send her money, but don’t pretend that we have some really, “Whooo hoo we’re lucky!” great candidate. I mean, the only way to believe that is again, to ignore the absolute plethora of information that surrounds us, something that now that we have Google, there’s no excuse to avoid.

      

    Take two minutes to research “hillary bosnia sniper fire” and watch literal TV footage on YouTube. Dig up the video from the debates where she (rightly) talks about killing coal jobs, then find the one where she says that’s not what (she absolutely clearly was) saying. Look up her votes on Iraq, the Patriot Act, the rest. Compare her statements about her emails with Comney ended up barely giving her a slap on the wrist for. It’s all there for you — just do it.

      

    Then vote for her with your eyes open, like I’m going to. But please don’t pretend we’ve got a messiah, when what we’ve got is a serious compromise.

      

    Or if you’re not going to do that — don’t pick on the Trump followers, because you’re clearly just as partisan and willing to ignore the truth in front of your faces as they are.

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      Jesus H. Christ guys — for anyone to be this ent    

    Jesus H. Christ guys — for anyone to be this enthusiastic about our Democratic choices this year shows that we’re just as f-ing deluded as the right. Seriously — support her, vote for her, send her money, but don’t pretend that we have some really, “Whooo hoo we’re lucky!” great candidate. I mean, the only way to believe that is again, to ignore the absolute plethora of information that surrounds us, something that now that we have Google, there’s no excuse to avoid.

      

    Take two minutes to research “hillary bosnia sniper fire” and watch literal TV footage on YouTube. Dig up the video from the debates where she (rightly) talks about killing coal jobs, then find the one where she says that’s not what (she absolutely clearly was) saying. Look up her votes on Iraq, the Patriot Act, the rest. Compare her statements about her emails with what Comney ended up barely giving her a slap on the wrist for. It’s all there for you — just do it.

      

    Then vote for her with your eyes open, like I’m going to. But please don’t pretend we’ve got a messiah, when what we’ve got is a serious compromise.

      

    Or if you’re not going to do that — don’t pick on the Trump followers, because you’re clearly just as partisan and willing to ignore the truth in front of your faces as they are.

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  • Hillary supporters rightly decry those that say there is no difference between Hillary and Trump, but seem to refuse to see that there is a massive difference between what Hillary honestly offers and what true progressive and liberal values should be.
  • I’ll vote for Hillary, but like many others, the issues I see with her are real and more than just a case of “purity”.

  • Personally against abortion but feels a woman has the right to decide. Seems like the definition of pro-choice.
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      Hillary and Kaine are way better and literally a    

    Hillary and Kaine are way better and literally awesome if you still live in the 1990’s Democratic worldview (hey, I drank that kool-aid then too), but let’s please just leave off any sort of modern  “progressive case” here.

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      I think we need to define “progressive” vs. “lib    

    I think we need to define “progressive” vs. “liberal”. To note I honestly I don’t care what the dictionary says, but rather how it means in modern vernacular. That is, what we associate with it when we say the words.

      

    To me “progressive” is about economics and class. It’s about supporting the middle and poor classes and labor in general.

      

    “liberal” on the other hand and more about social and civil rights issues.

      

    I consider myself a “liberal progressive”, though increasingly am becoming a “progressive liberal” because my team has been increasingly ignoring the “progressive” side of things in favor of the socially liberal. In fact, it feels almost like socially liberal causes have become a way of distracting from an increasingly anti-progressive bent, and that social liberalism has become almost a trojan horse for elitism.

      

    There was a time that there were plenty of progressives that were racist, religious, and sexist. While we rightly moved away from that, that is became more “liberal”, we lost the progressivism on the way.

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      I’m sure I don’t like her, but I’m also sure I’l    

    I’m sure I don’t like her, but I’m also sure I’ll vote for her. Yeah, I will do what I need to do to prevent the bully from gaining the presidency, but don’t try to bully me into pretending to like a candidate I don’t either.

      

    It sucks because at a time when we should be questioning the whole path that the “liberal” party has taken, one cannot really argue that the choice this time is really that stark. However, it is the neoliberal status-quo and our inability, or rather refusal, to offer a real solution to the suffering middle class that is fueling the fire that is Trump.

      

    Trump is what happens when the country turns in on itself, or rather is manipulated to. However part of that blame is that we liberals haven’t been offering a viable alternative. While we have been focusing on the, yes, genuinely important issues around racism, prejudice, sexism, environment — we’ve largely held the line and followed suit when it comes to a police state, war, and, most importantly, economic policies.

      

    We passed NAFTA and our president, if not president to be, supported TPP. We facilitated trading millions of middle class union jobs for the false dream of replacing them with cheap good and upper class “technology” jobs, as if miraculously everyone could become a Mark Zuckerberg with a little training (or that everyone could simultaneously be Mark Zuckerberg at all!).

  • We were the ones that repealed Glass-Steagall that nuked the financial system and leaving what is still for most the “great recession”. Our president turned the other way at all the crimes that ensued, choosing to look forward instead of back, while offer nary a crumb to the suffering victims of those same crimes — the lower and middle classes.

      

    And even now we’re ready to claim that things are better than they really are, because it doesn’t support the narrative that Democrats have made it better and that Hillary provides continuity to those gains. Meanwhile we ignore the fact that yes, while on paper the numbers show better, and for those of us in the elite, intelligentsia, and credentialed classes things *are* better, but for the vast majority of the un-hip, NPR rejecting, masses, things suck and Trump seems like he couldn’t make it worse.

      

    We’ve been so above the very people we claim to care most about, that we are unable to see that while yes they have made an ugly turn, they aren’t bad people, and they wouldn’t be turning ugly if they weren’t desperate and we had offered them a real economic alternative prior to it getting this bad. Worse — doubled down this very election on that status quo.

  • To top this off, we’ve labelled them “racists”, “homophobes”, “sexists”, and “neanderthals”, not seeing the irony that our labels and stereotypes are just as toxic as theirs. We forget that people don’t change their opinions and mores on a dime. Our social agenda is the right agenda, but we demand immediate and complete ideological purity, ignoring that it takes time for people to adjust. Just as we are unlikely to “see the light” and turn to Jesus tomorrow, they who in most cases were raised in different circumstances, aren’t going to turn to suddenly embrace every aspect of our social agenda. Instead we tell good but misguided people they are bad and oddly enough instead of embracing us, they turn more strongly away than ever. At least Trump isn’t telling them they are neanderthals for not being instantly comfortable with the raging, albeit absolutely positive, social revolution going on.

      

    Meanwhile we ask, “How could it have turned so bad?” while refusing to look in the mirror and realize as in any dysfunctional relationship, we are part of the damn problem.

  • If Trump wins, I look forward to being one of the many accused of standing behind Sanders and being willing to “burn down the house” in order to usher in what looked to be our first truly progressive liberal candidate. While I myself will hold my nose and vote HRC (possibly to asphyxiation, as that is what may be required), many will not. If the the chips fall badly, it will be, “If it weren’t for those meddlin’ Nader kids,” all over again.

     

    Of course we forget, and these letters remind me, that they too were willing to “burn down the house” to elect the first woman president, even if this wasn’t “the” woman president to elect. That is, it’s clear that many on the left, or at least so-called left, thought it so important to make this milestone, they would be damned if anything would stop them. Even, for instance, ignoring that there was an almost palatable rebellion taking place on both sides of the aisle against status-quo insider politics – the almost literal description of what Hillary is: the ultimate insider candidate.

     

    No instead, they would choose a candidate that was almost uniquely qualified to simultaneously turn off and rile the once fringe, but now mainstream, masses of dispossessed gnashing their teeth at the status quo.

  • That’s not to say you can entirely blame them – it is certainly time that this nation had its first woman president, and if we lived in the same country we did 20 years ago, Hillary is as qualified as any candidate we’ve had (an understatement really). However, these are not ordinary times, and while she may pull it off, she’s the wrong person for the job in the context of the politics of the day – a master of manipulative neoliberal beltway elite coming to bloom when much of the world, rightly so, is looking to hoist on pikes exactly the same type.

     

    I understand why many of my peers support Hillary, it makes sense in a sort of “head in the sand”, we’re still living by normal rules, mentality. But the peasants with pitchforks are at the gate, and her candidacy is the DNC equivalent of “let them eat cake”.

     

  • People like Trump and Yiannopoulos (and Ann Coulter and Boris Johnson), she writes, are “pure antagonists unencumbered by any conviction”; people who “channel their own narcissism to give voice to the wordless, formless rage of the people neoliberalism left behind.”

  • Pardon David Petraeus
  • General Petraeus admitted his mistakes, took responsibility and resigned from his position as CIA director. It was an honorable course from an honorable man.

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  • National Intelligence Director Apologizes for Lying to Congress
  • "My response was clearly erroneous – for which I apologize,"
  • "Mistakes will happen, and when I make one, I correct it," said Clapper,

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  • Attorneys for people who allegedly mishandled classified information say the outcome of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton could be good news for their clients.

     
     
     

    Though many see a double standard in FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend charges against the former secretary of state who used a personal and unsecured email system for official business, others see possibilities.

     
     
     

    Mark Zaid, a defense attorney for national security whistleblowers and people accused of mishandling secrets, says he plans to ask for “the Clinton deal” in the future.

     
     
     

    And Zaid says he probably can get it.

  • While filming the behavior pairs of photons, Radoslaw  Chrapkiewicz and Michal Jachura, two of the researchers, noticed  something called two-photon interference. 

      In two-photon interference, pairs of distinguishable photons act  randomly when entering a beam splitter (which divides a ray of  light). But nondistinguishable photons exhibit quantum  interference, which affects their behavior. The pairs are always  either transmitted or reflected together. 

      "Following this experiment, we were inspired to ask whether  two-photon quantum interference could be used similarly to  classical interference in holography in order to use known-state  photons to gain further information about unknown-state photons.  Our analysis led us to a surprising conclusion: It turned out  that when two photons exhibit quantum interference, the course of  this interference depends on the shape of their wavefronts [an  imaginary surface joining all adjacent points with the same  phase]," Chrapkiewicz told Phys.org.

  • You may be right because my training will tell myself, the judge, and the jury if there is one, mostly likey there will not be a jury, but a Nonjury trial. That these guys operated within the scope of there employment, and training. I have never punched a suspect but i have hit one with a asp/nightstick, tased and pepper spayed suspects in the past. lets go over those options taser, no too many people likely to get wrapped in the wires also when under the power of a taser you lose the ability to move ie. you wont be able to bring your hands back. Nightstick too many people to employ effectively, again too many others who could be struck. pepper spray also not an option based on circumstances. I agree best approach would be wait until completely proned out with hands out to the sides, but remember this is a tense rapidly evolving situation and sometimes people move in too quickly. I am sure they were giving verbal commands to stop resisting and to place his hands behind his back. then forcibly restrain and try to gain control the next step is pain compliance ie strikes pressure points and such which is exactly what they did
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  • herE is no problem here. You have to go by what is called the totality of the circumstances. The bad guy commits a two state chase wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. The man refused to give up his hands watch the video more slowly the only time you can see the mans hands is almost at the end of the video the whole other time they are under him(waist band area happens to be where most people hide/hold their guns) also watch as soon as the hands are behind the guys back, the Punches or impact strike what ever you want to call them COMPLETELY STOP!!! The only suggestion of mine would be that they wait until guys is proned out arms up then approach. However if you get one guy that approaches too soon the only option is to back his move and attempt to gain control WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED!!! Watch it again slowly Look for BAD Guys hands. I am Sorry Folks but the Police have the right and OBLIGATION yes i said OBLIGATION to use force to protect themselves and others. The obvious misconduct here is from Col. Robert L. Quinn, director of the New Hampshire state police, who called the incident “disturbing” laying down to political pressure. I think he needs demoted to cadet and sent back to the academy for use of force training. Mark my words these guys will be exonerated returned to duty with full pay AND BACK pay, why BECAUSE THEY DID NOTHING WRONG.

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  • Hence you only get coherent answers from Trump supporters – at least the ones I spoke with here – when you ask them what they’re rejecting.

    Beyond that, you get blank stares and confused expressions. It’s as though no one has considered what’s next. Take the country back first, I suppose, and then worry about fixing it later.

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