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For anyone wondering just what Senator +Bernie Sanders stands for, and what his political platform is for the 2016 presidential elections, FeelTheBern.com is an excellent site to visit. I just recently discovered it myself. It's all made by volunteers, though it thoroughly documents Sanders' views and voting records.

If anyone asks about where Bernie Sanders stands on a certain issue, this is a great source to use!

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Where does Bernie Sanders stand on the issues? He's running for president to create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care & education for all.
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Thanx for the link to on the issues. 
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So, apparently, there is a third Democratic Party contender in this 2016 and he's been running since October 2015: California businessman Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra, who identifies as a "conservative Democrat".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_De_La_Fuente

To think, his campaign is to unknown (to me, at least) that it's even below Lincoln Chaffe, Jim Webb, and even Jill Stein. Well, good luck, I guess?
Get To Know The Candidate Who Really Wants To Make a Change in the American Continent.
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Excellent article explaining why we have #BlackHistoryMonth, but not a #WhiteHistoryMonth.
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What are some examples of the "oppression of the whites, perhaps even by whites", +Sam Liddicott?

"The error often made is that because blacks were oppressed, often by whites, the history of the white is that of an oppressor."

The history of so-called "whiteness" is that of the oppressor because the legacy of white supremacy has historically shaped and defined what constitutes history while benefiting those whose status and identity is is considered "white". The main concern, I've gathered, with a White History Month is that it celebrates whiteness rather than empower white people who were oppressed.

"The white who opresses the black, also oppresses the white, and those white victims take no consolation in the race of their oppressor."

That sounds like it relates more to class than race. If we're talking about class struggle, then I definitely agree that oppression is ultimately a manifestation of class power. When considering race struggle, however, it is supremacy (sometimes described as "whiteness" due to the predominant nature of white supremacy), rather than the bourgeoisie, that engages in oppression. As such, a White History Month to Black History Month would be like a Capitalist's Day to Labor Day: it is effectively a celebration of oppression and that which oppresses, a celebration that occurs constantly already, rather than an empowerment of the oppressed who otherwise go unnoticed.

"White History Month looks at the history of those whites not fortunate to write history."

Such as who? I'm trying to understand how a White History Month of this sort would look, but I'm struggling to find a parallel between it and Black History Month.

"This of course contradict the racist notion held by those who assume that Whites are one homogenous group."

While of course white people are not a homogeneous group, white people as a whole benefit from "whiteness" or white supremacy. That's why White History Month is generally considered a problem: it celebrates whiteness, which benefits white people while perpetuating the oppression of everyone else. I'm not saying your proposed White History Month would be so; that just seems to be the general criticism of ideas of White History Month (which would be a celebration of white history and, thus, whiteness).
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Very satisfying experience, actually.

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Why Donald Trump when you can Trump Donald?
Why Donald Trump when you can Trump Donald? #TrumpDonald
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According to +NPR, those six coin flips Hillary Clinton magically won didn't cause her to win the Iowa caucus because "for Clinton to have picked up the four delegates, she would have had to have won not six in a row, but more like 47".

Bernie Sanders reportedly also won some coin tosses, though I couldn't find any corroborating reports.

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Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a razor-thin margin Monday night in Iowa. Some have attributed her win to an improbable lucky streak of coin tosses. Yes, coin tosses. But that's not the whole story.
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The fact that this needs an explanation (with pictures) is ridiculous.  You have voters, they vote, you count.  You can use other voting systems, but they all have known names and rules.  If it's anything other than "Iowa's voting is <insert link to Wikipedia page for some standardized voting system>", you're going to have a bad time.
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Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Iowa caucus because of six coin tosses, not votes. 

Unsurprisingly, Hillary Clinton once again proves that she's relying on money to win an election.

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The gods were certainly smiling on Hilary Clinton as the Democrat presidential candidate won SIX coin tosses to help her edge past rival Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Caucus and take first blood in the party's nomination race.
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+Darius Gabriel Black​ well, depends on how you define winning. I say I win if the coin shows heads or tails. I loose if it lands on the side.
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Apparently, there is a socialist/communist candidate during this 2016 presidential election, as I just discovered a few minutes ago: Gloria la Riva as President with Eugene Puryear as Vice President for the Party of Socialism and Liberation (PSL).

I applaud them for their courage, but I'm pretty sure there is no chance whatsoever they'll even get a single vote in every state, let alone win any national election.
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The Republican National Committee is attacking Hillary Clinton and implicitly supporting Bernie Sanders because they think that the latter would be easier to beat in a general election. I don't know whether to be glad that they're inadvertently aiding Sanders' campaign, concerned that the appearance of RNC support would cost him some votes, or worried that this is just a reflection of how "unelectable" he really is. (I don't think he's unelectable, but there's always that doubt.)

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That's my view of it, as well, +Darius Gabriel Black. By the way, if you're interested in having a backup candidate in case Bernie Sanders isn't available during the general election, I recommend Jill Stein of the Green Party. She's running on a campaign platform that's actually pretty close to, if not actually, socialist and definitely to the left of Bernie Sanders' social democratic platform. It's incredibly unlikely that she will win, but voting for her would probably be consistent with your record of voting with your conscience and may help the Green Party reach 10% of the general election votes, thereby qualifying them as a major political party alongside the Democratic and Republican parties.

Here's her platform:

http://www.jill2016.com/plan

The only reason why I'm voting for Bernie Sanders and not Jill Stein is because I think Bernie Sanders is the more electable candidate by far and it's more important to get him in the office than to vote for a candidate I'm pretty certain has no chance of winning. Ironically enough, in a way Bernie Sanders is my so-called "pragmatic" choice, just like to some Hillary Clinton is the "pragmatic choice". If I wanted to be a purist, I'd vote for Jill Stein. Or maybe Gloria la Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), who I literally just found out about a few minutes ago:

http://www.votepsl.org/

+Elizabeth Halloway, unfortunately, I've met more "stuck" people than I can count, then.
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"The newspaper published an editorial Wednesday calling for the Iowa Democratic Party to reevaluate its nearly 50-year-old traditions and bring more accountability to the system."
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+David Greene Oh, I agree with that, but frankly, I'd rather focus forward. Iowa's not a winner-take-all state, after all. 
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Not only did +Bernie Sanders participate in a spoken word album in 1987 called We Shall Overcome, but he also apparently played the role of Rabbi Manni Schewitz (like the wine) in the low-budget 1999 film My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception. You can watch it below.

Here more information on that album, by the way:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Shall_Overcome_(Bernie_Sanders_album)

And if you want to purchase the 2014 remastered version, it's available on Amazon and iTunes:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJUM34M/176-8517521-5635543

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-shall-overcome-ep/id992990157
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A powerful advertisement for the upcoming Super Bowl 50. If you like Doritos, you'll love this ad!

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First Review (September 10, 2014): Earlier today, I went for my first dental checkup in roughly four years. It was also my first time visiting Element Dental and I must say that it has been my best experience at a dentist appointment I believe I ever had. My dentist was, Dr. Brad Vermeulen over at the Bryan (77802) location. He was pleasant, insightful, patient with my questions and concerns, and polite all around. The assistants were very kind and professional. Everything seemed to be running orderly and efficiently. Despite being late to the appointment, I was still seen within a reasonable amount of time. Moreover, the doctor made sure to clarify his procedures, ensure that I was comfortable and satisfied with the operation, and listened intently to my questions or comments. Overall, I highly recommend the Bryan location. I will be revisiting in about a week for my second appointment and may update this review after it has been complete. Given the outstanding service I received earlier today, however, I suspect my second visit will be just as seamless and, dare I say, enjoyable. Second Review (September 17, 2014): My second appointment was just as great as I expected it to be. The appointment went fine and the visit was very pleasant. I corrected the doctor in the above review, however, since I had the wrong name listed. Overall, I am thoroughly satisfied with my experience and I recommend anyone living in the Bryan / College Station go to the Bryan location of Element Dental, since it has by far provided me with the best dentistry experience I've ever had. Third Review (April 06, 2015): Apparently, there was a complication from my first appointment, in particular a small air bubble in the filling. Dr. Vermeulen took care of it quickly and efficiently, however, so everything went fine. I have no complaints. Mistakes happen and fortunately, it wasn't anything major. The service was great as always, and I am satisfied with my experience.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I began eating Boneheads a few months ago, when it was still a fresh and nowhere near as popular. It was amazing! The food was delicious and their half chicken was literally the best chicken I have ever tasted in my life. It was juicy, tender, and flavorful to the point that it actually converted me from an avid dark meat lover to a white meat fan. I had never enjoyed white meat before, since it was usually dry and tough, but Boneheads cooked it perfectly. The chicken was magical... And I enjoyed every moment of it. Even better, the seasoned fries were delicious and expertly cooked, so much that I actually exchanged all my sides for fries! For me, it was the perfect meal, and best of all, it was pretty cheap for such outstanding quality! Not anymore. Had I reviewed this establishment then, I'd be raving about how amazing it is and giving it a well-deserved 5-star review. Now, though, I am truly sad to report that Boneheads is no longer the great place I remember. After ordering to-go the same half-chicken (sometimes spicier than last time) and seasoned fries meal at least five times, enjoying it every time as my favorite meal of the week—or new favorite, if I had Boneheads earlier—I had taken a hiatus from my new go-to place for healthy, flavorful meals. I didn't want to overdo a good thing, after all. About a month ago, Boneheads was growing in popularity and more people visited the place. Craving the usual, I ordered the half-chicken and seasoned fries, anticipating yet another outstanding meal. Apparently, though, something had changed. Whether there was a different chef or manager or staff, or if the cooks were simply slacking in quality to make up for increased demand, or whatever the case, the meals were no longer anywhere near as enjoyable. Even worse, the chicken was not the spiciness I ordered when I received it, the wait was much longer than usual, and the price had gone up! In fact, I was so disappointed that I vowed to never go back to Boneheads. A few weeks passed and I wanted to give it another try. It was certainly a fluke, right? How else could I explain the fact that the chicken was so dry and tough that even KFC could do better? Or the fries so poorly seasoned and undercooked that Five Guys could outdo them? No, surely it was just an off-day, and was bound to happen. I just finished eating the last meal of Boneheads I'll probably ever eat. Not only was the chicken completely the wrong order (I asked for the spiciest and got a grilled concoction that was less spicy than their "mild"), the sides were wrong; the half-chicken was significantly smaller than usual; the seasoned fries were undercooked and barely seasoned; and the chicken was so dry and tough that I actually had to resort to dipping it in ketchup. I NEVER thought I would have to resort to condiments with Boneheads' excellent chicken. The chicken was excellent no more, however, and it was no longer the Boneheads I grew to love. I'm not sure what happened. Perhaps as the restaurant grew in popularity, they sacrificed quality to meet the demands. Maybe management changed or cooks were replaced and the new employees are less experienced than before. I don't know what changed, but I do know that the 5-star Boneheads food is no longer a thing. The meal I just ate is hardly deserving of even two, but I didn't want to seem too harsh. What happened, Boneheads? You used to be the cheap, delicious restaurant my family enjoyed, but now it only brings a more expensive disappointment every time. I wished I was giving Boneheads the 5-star review I always thought it deserved. Not anymore, though. If you're thinking about going to Boneheads, maybe reconsider, especially if you used to be a fan. You'll probably regret it.
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The food here is good and the service is adequate. I have no complaints, but I have yet to experience anything very praiseworthy either.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
After going to Poppa Rollo's Pizza for the first time just a couple days ago, I was definitely impressed. The service was amazing and the decor was thoroughly enjoyable. The food was good, but then again I haven't gotten to try much from there, so I may update this review after I go another time. Now, to address each aspect of the restaurant: The food was good, but it was not all that great. I had the Special Salad with the anchovies. It was tasty, but very salty (as was expected from a salad consisting primarily of anchovies and olives). My brother and friend both enjoyed the pizza they ordered quite thoroughly, though, so this may give you some insight as to the quality of the food. Once I try more food from here, I will update my review accordingly. The decor was very good, bordering on excellent. The place was quite busy, but the tables were nice and cozy and the general noise level was surprisingly low. I particularly enjoyed the old movies and shows that were playing on the big screen. In the waiting room, Flash Gordon was playing, absurdly fake graphics and melodrama included, and The Three Stooges were on in the actual eating area. Moreover, there is a number of arcade games in the playroom/kid's area. Overall, the environment in the place was pleasant and comfortable. My only complaint is that the smoking section (which included the kid's section) smelled like a giant ashtray, which can be quite unpleasant for those unaccustomed to the smell of cigarette smoke. The service was by far the best feature of the restaurant. Despite the wait time (around 15 minutes), the quality of service was excellent to say the least. Each time our drinks were low, we had them refilled or replaced immediately. In fact, the waitress brought out a small pitcher for our friend filled with the drink he ordered. She was very nice and made sure we were satisfied with our meals. Additionally, one of the other employees helped us take a picture and even joked with us while we ate. Overall, the service was superb and in this aspect I have no complaints. If you are interested in genuine Italian food at a great restaurant, I recommend Poppa Rollo's Pizza.
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Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
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Lupe Tortilla has some of the most delicious steak fajita and corn tortillas I have ever eaten. Unlike most of the fajita meat I've tasted before, the meat at Lupe Tortilla isn't covered in pepper nor is it heavily spiced to the point that the seasonings become overpowering. All the food is excellent, especially the chips and beans. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone searching for authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price.
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reviewed 2 years ago
The people here are always nice and the food is delicious as well as nutritious.
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reviewed 2 years ago
I have been to a couple Cheddar's before, but this is by far the best one. The food is amazing and delicious, the service is superb, the decor is pleasant, and the prices are low. Every single time I have gone here, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Each waiter/waitress has been kind, attentive, and cooperative. If the order was wrong, they would make sure it was fixed. If my drink was low, they would bring me a filled replacement. If I would like more queso, but it would cost me a bit extra, the waiter will do everything he can in his power to cut the price down as much as possible. Once, when I was brought by two separate waiters the same side order (the place was very busy at the time), the second waiter gave us the food anyway and told us it was on the house. How awesome is that? Overall, this is one of the best places at which to eat in Waco. I do have some complaints, however, and although they are minor, I believe they are worth acknowledging. First is the fact that this establishment is almost always packed. Due to this, the wait time can range anywhere from under five minutes to closer to thirty, oftentimes falling somewhere between the two extremes. The noise level in the establishment is quite high and more often than not the place is crowded with bustling servers and customers going every which way. Once you get seated, I personally find it easy to tolerate what quickly becomes the equivalent of background white noise; however, some of the people with whom I ate are not so able to do so. Having said that, I suggest you steer clear of this Cheddar's if you hate loud and busy places. One very redeeming quality of this restaurant (and the franchise as a whole) is the fact that the service and decor gives one the impression that he or she is eating at a high-end diner. However, the absence of any dress code, the relaxed and amiable attitude of the servers, and the surprisingly low prices all complement this restaurant, well earning the name of being considered a "casual café." To top it all off, the food is beyond excellent and even when the order was a bit off, I nonetheless enjoyed my savory meal. If you don't mind a bit of a wait, a full house, and a somewhat noisy environment, this is definitely the best place to go. And after you eat (or before you do), if you're interested in some entertainment, the Starplex Cinema 16 is just around the corner!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago