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Jim Fawcette
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Attended Michigan State University
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Paper gets death threats for opposing Trump. That's the type of person that supports a bigoted demagogue

"The Arizona Republic joins a growing list of conservative-leaning US newspapers to back the Democratic candidate during this year's divisive presidential campaign. A handful of others have opted to back Libertarian Gary Johnson.

"The Cincinnati Enquirer, an Ohio paper that has supported Republicans for almost a century, said last week that it was backing Clinton because ""Trump is a clear and present danger to our country."*

"The Dallas Morning News -- based in the Republican-dominated state of Texas -- also broke a 75-year streak earlier this month by backing Clinton, describing her as the "only serious candidate."

A conservative Arizona newspaper is facing death threats and losing subscriptions after it broke with tradition by endorsing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for US president, a senior editor told AFP. The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic, the state's largest newspaper, announced in an editorial
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What Does Immigration Actually Cost Us?

Both sides find support for their views in a new report.

Conversely, Democrats (such as Paul Krugman) refuse to acknowledge that immigration increases inequality and hurts wages for the poor. Republicans refuse to acknowledge immigration grows the economy.

The graphic -- immigration increases political polarization.
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While Trump was fat-shaming multiple women, Clinton was getting, oh, a few things done as this author points out:

*SCHIP helping millions of children
*9/11 first responder and rebuilding
*Negotiated ceasefire in Israel
* Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act into law
*Authored the Pediatric Research Equity Act (Drugs, helping keep millions of children safe)
*Lead negotiations with EU, Russia, China on sanctions that forced Iran to give up nuclear weapons development
... and so much more.

All while Trump was bragging that with the World Trade Center was down "his" building was tallest (and taking aid needed by others), fat-shaming beauty contestants, giving illegal cash pay-outs to mobsters, and paling around with Vladimir Putin.

Other than that, all politicians are the same.
When this election began, I was like millions of millennial men: a "Bernie bro" rooting hard for Sen. Sanders. Watching the candidate of my dreams get s...
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Myth of poor campaign by Clinton. Obama, with his enormous approval rating, would fare almost identically. 
New poll says Obama would not be doing much better than Clinton against Trump · Daily Intelligencer. Embedded image. Poll: Obama Would Not Do Much Better Than Clinton This Year. In battleground states, the allegedly “weak” nominee seems to be matching the popular POTUS's ...
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+Jim Fawcette I don't think the first debate was the deciding factor but could have been if Obama had not been more engaged. Maybe he thought he had it in the bag.
Speaking of Romney. Romney could have beat Hillary too.
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Because ... if it uses autopilot it will get them there earlier?
Dutch limo company builds a Tesla Model S hearse
Now the funeral industry is ready to go zero-emission.
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When Trump Was Fined for Giving a Mafia Boss $1.65 Million

Michael Isikoff: "In 1991, Trump first faced questions about his dealings with Robert LiButti, a plump, balding and nationally famous horse breeder with an explosive temper who would later be banned from New Jersey casinos for his ties to Mafia boss John Gotti ... Edith Creamer, LiButti’s daughter, told Yahoo News in two recent telephone interviews that Trump’s account was false and that Trump and her father knew each other quite well. “He’s a liar,” said Creamer. “Of course he knew him. I flew in the [Trump] helicopter with [Trump’s then wife] Ivana and the kids. My dad flew it up and down [to Atlantic City]. My 35th birthday party was at the Plaza and Donald was there. After the party, we went on his boat, his big yacht. I like Trump, but it pisses me off that he denies knowing my father. That hurts me.”

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The Trump Plaza also gave LiButti nine luxury cars as gifts, all of which he quickly exchanged for a total of $1.65 million in cash. But cash gifts from casinos to high rollers were then illegal in the state, so the Trump Plaza was slapped with another fine — this one for $450,000.

LiButti was wiretapped bragging that he was “very close with” Trump and that he rode in Trump’s helicopter.

When LiButti demanded that women or black card dealers not be allowed on his games, the Trump Plaza kept them away from him — and it was later fined $200,000 for violating state nondiscrimination laws.

Article: Trump challenged over ties to mob-linked gambler with ugly past via +Yahoo News
Robert LiButti, top left, and Donald Trump, right. The daughter of a reputed New Jersey mob figure says her late father had a longtime relationship with Donald Trump that included gambling millions of dollars at one of his casinos, flying on his helicopter and partying aboard his private yacht. In
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Well put +Rick Heil​ Plus, we have Trump Jr bragging about "extensive Russian investment" while Yuuuuge Trump Says he has none. There is no large Russian investment that doesn't come from Putin.
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USA Today's first presidential endorsement in 34 years is an anti-endorsement -- whatever you do, don't vote for Trump
The Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. We're doing it now.
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What It's Like for Woman Reporter Covering Trump

"“I think you don’t realize the emotional cost of every single day, twice a day, being in rooms where the norm has become people shouting out, ‘Hang the bitch,’ ‘Kill her,’ ‘Cunt,’” the second reporter said. “You shouldn’t be at the point where you hear ‘Cunt’ and you think, Oh, they’re angry at Hillary, or you hear ‘Bitch,’ and you’re like, Oh, they’re talking about our former secretary of State.”

"She went on, “I do wonder what it does to you as a woman, walking into rallies where people are wearing these shirts, saying these things, and speaking about women in these ways, and either having to hear it or getting to the point where you don’t hear it. Those words and those phrases should be jarring. That should never become normal, and if and when it does, some emotional cost has been extracted.”

“I still have moments when I think, I cannot believe he’s the Republican nominee.”
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“I still have moments when I think, I cannot believe he’s the Republican nominee,” she said. “I’m not used to it, and I don’t think anyone should be used to it.”

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Trump's China Myth

Some of Trump's attempts to create actual policy proposals are simply incoherent (like claiming Mexico's VAT is somehow a trade barrier). Others are great examples of Maginot-line thinking -- trying to solve old problems that no longer exist.

Look at Trump's exclamations -- really loud ones -- that China is devaluating its currency to create a trade imbalance with the U.S. That was a real issue -- about 10 years ago.

CNN: "In fact, China's currency had steadily appreciated against the dollar over the past decade, although it recently lost some value against the greenback as the U.S. currency strengthened against almost every other major currency."

China, in fact, is working hard to shore up its currency, which has been hit because of investor fears over an impending Chinese debt crisis.

CNN: "China suffered almost $700 billion worth of capital flight in 2015, according to the Institute of International Finance. The surge in outflows late in 2015 sparked market concerns that China's foreign reserves weren't sufficient to stabilize the currency by buying yuan over the long term."

There are plenty of trade issues to argue with China about, Donald. Try looking harder.

China's Vice FinMin Zhu: We've got no reason to devalue the yuan
China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao tells CNBC that there's no reason to devalue the country's currency as economic fundamentals remain solid.
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Why Blocking Imports is One Truly Bad Idea

Pair of articles examines Americans global trade and its impact on our economy. Short version: We're exporting expensive stuff and importing things we'd lose money making. Hard to find another country that wouldn't like to have the world's reserve currency. And, those "lost jobs" are going to robots anyway. The real issue is inequality -- sharing the profits from trade and helping the right industries.

1) More Wealth, More Jobs, but Not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade

America runs a surplus in trade in higher priced services and Americans that work in industries involved in exports are paid more than those that aren't. Want to shut the door -- on our own noses?

2) Donald Trump’s experts are basing his trade policy on a remarkably silly mistake "According to Ross and Navarro {Trump advisors}, if the United States made it illegal to import oil, thus wiping $180 billion off the trade deficit, our GDP would rise by $180 billion. With labor constituting 44 percent of GDP, that would mean about $80 billion worth of higher wages for American workers. So why doesn’t Congress take this simple, easy step to boost growth and create jobs?

"Well, because it’s ridiculous."

... "The net exports situation is just the same. If America’s net exports grow because America becomes a fashionable tourist destination and sales of Boeing airplanes surge, then that will boost the economy. But if America’s net exports grow because new Trump-imposed taxes cause the price of imported goods to surge, then the economy is going to shrink."

Now, there are plenty of reasons to criticise America's foreign trade stance. But Trump doesn't address any of those, probably because they wouldn't fit in a Tweet. Or in his ADHD-afflicted cranium. via @voxdotcom
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Also note that if Trump put tariffs on Chinese goods, the production of those goods would just move to another country.
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Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say

Contrast Google's response with that of Yahoo's
Clashes over costs and fears that security measures would chase away customers hobbled Yahoo’s efforts, leading to the 2014 breach of 500 million users.
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Trump Has Turned Over Tax Returns..

..for lawsuits, loans and casinos. Just not for voters. They showed he was worth far less than he claimed, and that he also claimed deductions that he couldn't justify.

SFChron: "Pennsylvania gaming regulators were given at least five years' worth and eight boxes full of Trump's tax documents. Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana and other state gaming officials also had access to multiple years of his returns. Large banks that lent Trump money over the years have also obtained Trump's returns."

And: "According to a deposition of Trump taken in a defamation lawsuit he filed against journalist Tim O'Brien, North Fork {Bank, a lender} concluded that Trump's net worth was $1.2 billion and not the $3.5 billion he had said. Deutsche Bank also reviewed Trump's finances as of 2004, deeming him to be worth "give or take $788 million," according to the deposition. Trump, who disputed the findings in the deposition, lost the defamation suit.
In all cases reviewed by The Associated Press, each person, organization, company or government office that has seen Trump's tax returns is barred from discussing their full contents by professional or legal restrictions. [...] employees of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board could face criminal penalties if they leaked information from Trump's tax returns maintained in the board's electronic files. Other documents show he also didn't pay any...
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Can she fix it?

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Girl power

Lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women

Is Djokovic Getting Better in 2016?

ATP's stat guru Craig O'Shannessy thinks so. Look at the steady climb in return stats But .... remember back when I compared late-2015 to No

Is Insulated World of Women's Coaches Holding Back WTA?

Or, why is best, forehand technique called the "ATP Forehand" because few on WTA use it? To quote the ending of The Coen Brothers' Most Unde

Djokovic and Murray's Forehands Analyzed

ESPN showed a fascinating comparison of Novak Djokovic's and Andy Murray's forehands during their Australian Open final. I've overlaid two s

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Are ATP Pros Hitting with More Spin?

I don't know, given the paucity of data on trends. But there are some indications that ATP pros are hitting with more spin than ever. Here's

How Saddam's fighters help Islamic State rule

From military victories to surveillance, former Baathists are a powerful factor in the rise and control of Islamic state.

The creed of speed

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Freeing up the telephone

Long-distance telephone calls cost far too much

A one-man band

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What New Hawkeye Data-Images Reveal About Novak, Fed Serves

This graphic is hot. Neither I nor, more importantly, Jim Courier have seen anything quite like it. This combines HawkEye's "Service toss cl

Tennis Shorts -- Asia swing update

Tennis Fanz, -- Oct 15, 2015 Ok so my prior transmission should have been called "Tennis Longs". But I had promised the Young Guns summary e

Kerber the Bulldog

Tennis shorts: August 10, 2015 Tennis Fanz, I ran into several of you last week at the WTA Stanford tournament. Thanks for your kind words o

One Example of Pro Spin

Averages can be deceiving. Here's what Hawkeye recorded when Fed took a short ball around the service-box-T and hit an approach into the for

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