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CNN's impressive journalistic integrity

Gotta say I'm extremely impressed with the journalistic integrity I've seen this morning on +CNN while discussing presidential candidates. They discussed President Obama giving Joe Biden "his blessing" should he choose to run for 2016. They discussed Jeb Bush and his conflicts against "front runner" Donald Trump. They discussed how Hillary Clinton was still many points against "her leading competitor".

Tell me, #CNN . Who is Hillary's leading competitor? 

You can ignore +Bernie Sanders as long as you like, but the educated masses hear his plea, and your deliberate biased lack of coverage of his progress is downright disgusting. I wish I could look the person in charge of assigning stories in the eye and hear their excuse for bowing down to the money. 

I literally have no other means of focusing my rage than posting lengthy social media posts. I feel so angry and helpless. But I am just one person. What happens when the millions of Americans being crushed by the 1% matches my rage and helplessness? 

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -John F. Kennedy

What side will you be on, CNN?
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Question for anyone fluent in legalese.... What happens if a company requires a form of legal contract in exchange for their product, and said legal contract references a statute that has been repealed? Is the document still legal?
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+Clayton Murray​is right. The correct answer, as always, is "it depends". Most contacts have language that basically says if any part of the contract is found to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it doors nor invalid the rest of the contract. A probably poor example is the constitution references slavery which has obviously been invalidated since the constitution was written, but the rest of the constitution is not otherwise affected and is still enforceable as the basis for the laws of the land.
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Wtf? I have never gotten this error before. Apparently I can't clear my cache despite how engorged it is....? I can't afford an upgrade :'(
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I think it is Knox. I've had nothing but problems with it since I updated close to a year ago. I can't wait for the day when cell phone providers allow you to have control over your own device, such as being able to uninstall bloatware like Knox without rooting. >.<
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HEY! +CNN! Are you listening to me?

Probably not, but I'm gonna ask you a question anyway. Can you please explain to this part-time worker, part-time student why your front page headline talks about Presidential Democratic nominee Martin O'Malley and the sensationalistic topic of racism; and yet there is absolutely no mention whatsoever (as of the time of this post) of Presidential Democratic nominee +Bernie Sanders hosting the LARGEST rally of the 2016 Presidential race yet to date, in a RED STATE of all other things!? 

Excuse my overuse of formatting, but I'm just so angry right now. If any other Presidential candidate turned out those kinds of numbers, you'd be all over it. I mentioned I was a student because, as a student, I am young and I wish to learn. I am appealing to your journalistic expertise in an attempt to learn more about the journalistic process. I fully embrace and accept the fact that I may be uneducated and naïve in this subject, so please, throw this struggling student a bone. Teach me, +CNN International. Teach me, +CNN

I gave you the benefit of the doubt and thought to myself "Well, maybe they're still working on the printed article, and I can hear about the amazing rally turnout on the television. I was painfully mistaken. The only topic I have seen discussed this morning so far is Iran. I'm not saying Iran isn't a news-worthy topic, I'm simply stating that I don't believe it's the only news-worthy topic.

If you're not CNN but reading this anyway, could you give it a share? I really want to learn a thing or two about journalism from CNN since they're so renowned for their extensive political coverage. 

Edit/Update: [1] Adding "El Chapo", the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison, to the list of things discussed this morning on CNN. More to come. [2] Greece is on the menu now (bam dum tss). CNN sure seems to talk about the rest of the world rather than the US of A. [3] Next up, global refugees. Niger, Nigeria, Mali, among others. Definitely upsetting. [4] Of course they would talk about Trump before Bernie. "Who cares about the actual political world, let's discuss the circus show!". *rage intensifies* [5] Bill Cosby! Them sex and drugs were consensual! [6] Obama said "nigger" and shut down a reporter who insinuated he was "content" with American prisoners in Iran. [6½] Conversation expanded to discuss American prisoners in Iran. [7] They've started their "State of the Union" segment. The first thing they mention is Donald Trump, followed by Obama's Iran deal, and apparently yet another Republican candidate joining the fray. WHY AREN'T YOU TALKING ABOUT BERNIE, +CNN??? [8] Marco Rubio is their guest, talking about the Iran deal. [9] Kerry talks down Iran deal. [10] Scott Walker rides a bus.... and talks down Iran deal. Seriously, four Republican candidates and zero Democratic?? Gay Boy Scouts. Immigration. [11] Back to the Iran deal, and how Congress may stop it. [12] Martin O'Malley says "White lives matter" Hey, look! We're back to the headline that I first posted. Seriously, CNN, I'm getting livid at this blatant disregard of "unbiased" news (it would take quite an argument to convince me you're not biased). [13] Political cartoons about changing the faces of our currency to include women. [14] One dude's +Fareed Zakaria's *opinion* on the Iran Deal. Iran, Iran, Iran. He said, she said, they said. Really beginning to think that #NotNews belongs here. [15] Aaaannnndddd.... we're back to El Chapo. Round and Round we go, G+. [16] Greece again! I feel like I should just loop back to #1. -.- [17] Back to refugees. Predicting Trump at #18. [18] Welp, color me corrected. Moved over Trump and straight to Cosby. [19] THERE HE IS! Back to Clownface von Fuckstick (nickname c/o Jon Stewart) [20] A new story! But, not Bernie. They're talking about the Tennessee shooter now.

Final Edit: Alright, I'm tired of repeating myself and updating with every new story. I went over to CNN's YouTube channel and the ONLY thing I can find on Bernie Sanders was coat-tailed onto the Martin O'Malley "White Lives Matter" fiasco that ensued. Where is the coverage of Bernie Sanders and his discussions about the issues facing America and Americans today? I'm fed up with you CNN, and hope your organization crumbles once you're truly exposed as the biased "news" network you claim to be.








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+Derik DaSilva​ Don't let them fool you, +CNN​ is just another corporate controlled media outlet.
They won't talk about Bernie because the people who run the show don't want them to talk about Bernie.
Although he doesn't have it on his campaign agenda to go after politically biased corporate media conglomerates Bernie is well aware of their avoidance of him as a news story.
But we have the power to spread that news through the Internet, and with the amount of money Bernie is getting thru personal donations he will be able to advertise his cause (not smear ads vs the other candidates), and the American public will see who really has their interests at heart.
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I'm planning on getting a +PlayStation 4 for the #FFVII  remake next year. I haven't picked one up yet, but I'm thinking Christmas. What games would go well with it? I've always been a PC Gamer, so I've no idea what's good for the #PS4 . Also, can I get older Playstation games on the PS4? I'd really like to start a collection of the entire Final Fantasy series, since I've only ever really played 7, 8 and some of 10. Any other JRPGs you can recommend? 

Hit me, G+! ^_^
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I will always belong to the master race, +Vishal Verma. But my dream as a child (and what sparked my interest in computer science, therefore by extension PC gaming) was to remake FF7. It has been my sole materialistic desire for over a decade. I could wait for the PC port, but I really can't. ;-P
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Hey +T-Mobile​ I noticed the bottom of my notification bar says +AT&T - why is that? ​
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Lol fail. Your post made me think that I opened that screen on my phone. I was like wwwhhhaaatt?!
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I swear +Microsoft Corporation is just toying with me at this point. In two days, I've been on hold for over 2 hours, with a total of 4 hours total conversation time. The reason? My dad still uses MSN and can't get them to fix his account. So it falls to me, the tech savvy son. Now, I've been transferred between [Accounts or Billing, I think both] and [Technical Support] numerous times.

I finally got them to agree to a conference call to stop the transfers, and now the Accounts/Billing lady wants to try re-dialing Tech because "the wait has been too long". 

4 hours and 2 days to fix my issue? Each time I've been transferred, too, they've asked me the same questions. Does the right hand not talk to the left foot or what, #Microsoft  ? Fix your shit, this is ridiculous! #rage   #holdmusic   #YesIKnowAboutTheNewWindows10  
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"Hi"
"We're setting things up for you."
"This won't take long."
"Taking care of a few things."
"Sorry, Dave, I can't let you do that."

Okay, so it never said that last quote, but man is #Windows10  super, super creepy. Who on their design team thought this kind of casual conversation was okay? o.O
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+Loki D. Wolf Don't worry. It was my first prerogative. However, I'm hearing that anytime Windows Updates, it resets those settings to default? I'm installing and setting up as we speak so I haven't tested it yet.

+James Harris I wish I could uninstall Cortana. And OneDrive. And all the other crap that Microsoft won't let me touch. Grrr.

+Nick McIntosh I skipped 8, so I wouldn't know. I'm only installing 10 now because I assume the transfer will be inevitable so I might as well learn sooner rather than later. >.<
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Here's hoping the media is on the people's side. This is an email I just sent to a local news station, +9NEWS (Denver), despite the fact that I'm probably on a watch list somewhere now for even mentioning the hacktivist group. 

h/t to +The Free Thought Project for sharing the video yesterday, which is how I became exposed to it (technically due to +G. Gibson and +Duncan Panthera giving it a +1) - that post is located here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Thefreethoughtprojectcom/posts/hvs9xuLupUQ

And the YouTube link, for the direct source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0F-MhNLyDo









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#SandraBland   #Anonymous   #BlackLivesMatter   #WallerCountyPolice   #PoliceBrutality   #News   #9news   #DayOfRage   #Anon   #YouTube   #Media  
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So is it no longer possible to remove my name from next to the minimize button, +Google Chrome? Every online help forum I've found (including yours) tells me to "Disable the enable-new-avatar-menu flag" (which I remember doing months, if not years ago), but that flag no longer appears to exist. 

I have been able to disable the "new profile management system" and "Google profile name and icon" flags (the only other flags to mention "avatar") and still no dice. Help me, G+ community! How do I get rid of this?
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Welp, my trolling is done for the day. In all seriousness, though, we have enough bad cops out there. Don't make matters worse by bad mouthing the good ones. That's how you get more bad cops.
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Teddy Roosevelt had The Square Deal. FDR had The New Deal. Bernie Sanders has The Real Deal.
In the context of historical political realignments, Bernie will be as much of a game changer as TR and FDR. 

I think this meme puts Bernie Sanders’s platform and this entire movement in a perfect historical perspective. Like Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bernie is also a visionary leader who is daring to take on an entrenched system of greed and destruction that has gone too far. For more historical context, watch Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts

TR's Square Deal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_Deal had "the 3 C's": Conservation of natural resources, Control of corporations, and Consumer protection.

FDR's New Deal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal had "the 3 R's": Relief, Recovery, and Reform. That is Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; and Reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression.

Bernie's Real Deal has The 3 E's: Economy, Equality, and Environment roughly based on his 3 central issues https://berniesanders.com/issues/  Income and Wealth Inequality, Getting Big Money Out of Politics, and Climate Change & Environment.  

It is important that we understand how significant this is, and frame it properly before the corporate media and conservative propagandists try to define Bernie in a negative light. And you know those attacks will start to happen the moment they realize he is not just a dark horse candidate, but is actually going to win the Democratic nomination. 


HT https://www.reddit.com/user/TimArthurScifiWriter for the image design at http://imgur.com/gallery/qEc5u3M/new
HT https://www.reddit.com/user/SockofBadKarma for the 3 E’s concept.


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Working on a BA in Theatre and Computer Science. Yes, Theatre and Computer Science.
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The more involved I get in the technological community, the more I want to be a part. My dream? To work for Google. Any position. Any hours. Any pay rate. I am a Googlephile, through and through. Of course, not all dreams can come true so I'm really just looking into anything that involves code. I've taken Computer Science I at Metro and I've learned the basics of Java and Object Oriented Programming; I literally get upset or irritated when I finish my homework. I usually spend more time than I should formatting things that don't need it just for the sake of perfectionism.
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