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That face when you get assaulted by conservative science denying ignorance
Neil DeGrasse Tyson rocks. Science is real, whether or not climate deniers choose to accept it. It is not a matter of opinion, it is a fact. Verifiable, repeatable, testable evidence is truth.

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Reminds me of a joke I once heard...

One day, it began to rain and wouldn't stop. Eventually, the rain began to enter and flood a Christian man's house.

"Please, God, help save me from this flood!" the Christian prayed in his living room, as the waters slowly inched up.

There was a knock at the door. It was a local police officer, who said, "Sir, the storm is expected to get much worse; you need to evacuate to a safe emergency shelter."

The Christian man scoffed. "God will protect me."

An hour later, it was raining worse and the flooding had caused the Christian man to move to the second floor of his house.

"Please, God, help save me from this flood!" the Christian man prayed, still confident.

A National Guard rescue boat came up to the window where the Christian man had just prayed, and said, "Sir, the storm is expected to get much worse, we need to evacuate you and get you to a safe emergency shelter."

Again, the Christian man scoffed. "God will protect me. Get lost."

An hour later, the storm was still raining and getting worse. Flood waters had risen to where the Christian man had relocated to the roof of his house.

A third time, he prayed. "Please, God, help save me from this flood!"

Moments later, a guy in a motorboat cruised by, and called out to the Christian man on the roof, "Dude, this storm's getting shitty, hop in and we'll hit an emergency shelter!"

The Christian man scoffed, "I will do no such thing, especially with someone who talks as filthy as you! God will protect me!"

"Whatever, bro," the guy in the motorboat said, and trundled off.

An hour later, the storm had gotten bad enough that the flood waters were rising above the standing Christian man's chin. He was terrified at the idea of drowning, but he believed that God would protect him.

"Please, God," the Christian man pleaded. "Help save me from this flood!"

And as the waters rose above his nostrils, God said, "What the hell do you think I was trying to do -- three times -- you dumbass!!"
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President Jimmy Carter puts religious conservative homophobes in their place
and remember that bigotry wrapped in prayer is still bigotry. NONE of the hate mongers that use their holy book to condemn people born gay follow all of their books lessons. For instance, christian conservatives love war, love the death penalty, idolize greed, covet other people's wealth, shave their beards, eat shellfish, wear fabric woven or more than one material, etc.

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+Jackie Harpold​ Dude, you should get an education before spouting gibberish. Christ is a myth taken from the heathen mythology linked to the cult and the veneration of the sun, the stars and constellations. Before him there was Horus with the same mythical life (born from a virgin, with 12 disciples, resurrected a man called Asar, was killed, died and came back to life after three days). It is a myth your church has been using for centuries to discriminate, get power and money, and limit and control people, and get privileges and advantages. Read about all the other myths like Avatar (the divine child in the Hindu-Buddhist Bible), but most important of all, get an education and read more to evolve...and learn how to spell/write in English properly!
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There was free food and drinks at a rooftop party for the #DNC  last night.
This was early on, but it was wall to wall, or rather railing to railing about an hour after this at sunset and later. My friend (in the white shirt at the bar) busted a couple libertarians who snuck in for the free food and drinks (you know, because they clearly aren't parasites and love capitalism so much).

Side note- I used to work as a janitor in that tall building in the background. I was the only European-American that worked there, which was an excellent experience for someone who came from the 3rd whitest county in America. The job wasn't too bad either thanks to it being unionized (can't recall which one). 

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+Ole Olson. I think you're making it harder for me to not vote for him. Hillary was a shoe in. 
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This is the overflow room outside the much bigger #DNC room

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+Ole Olson and it will happen whether the media points there cameras or not!!
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About 20 Bernie boosters on a corner outside the DNC in Mpls
Bernies hospitality room upstairs has a lot more. Hillary set to speak at ~11:15, O'Malley at 1:25, Sanders at 1:50
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The Republicans party was coopted in the 60s by money. Trump is the culmination of 50 years of GOP corruption. Their crowning achievement was Reagan, another plastic figurehead. Sanders is an actual person who truly gives a shit. Lightspeed to you in 2016 Mr Sanders!
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Hilarious! Latino fearlessly taunts anti-immigration protesters
 
This Mexican brother took his life in his hands to make this valiant protest. Lucky for him the white supremacist bullies are all gasbags but I know this brother did not know that when he started his dance. 
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+craig miller It's all good. I think you should continue to call it just the way you see it. Too many of my fellow Americans still believe our country is the greatest and you can see I get called a traitor by the inbreds and mouth breathers. It is great to hear it from somebody they at least can't call a traitor. One thing though, we NEED social media, my brother because the presstituted news will never get the word out to the people. We have to keep on bitching and squawking. People will wake up if we tell it the right way. I know I did. You never know what will make somebody wake up.
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Alan Grayson gives one of his most fiery interviews ever with Chris Hayes. Forward to 1:36 to skip the intro
Alan Grayson is running for the US Senate in Florida, and the insider candidate is another DLC-style DINO who is more of a conservative Republican than Democrat. The people of America will judge us based on whether we Democrats are trying to run corporatist shills of the oligarchy or whether we run bold progressives who will actually stand up and fight for real reform. +Alan Grayson is one of the strongest voices for the American people, and isn't afraid to take the fight to conservatives who want to strangle freedom, impose a sharia-style theocracy, and turn the American Dream into a nightmare. If you love this country, stand up with Alan Grayson to fight back!

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Firebrand Congressman Alan Grayson, running for Senate, joins Chris Hayes to talk Trump, Hillary and whether the Iran deal makes sense.
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Breaking:@BernieSanders pulls within 7 points in the critical state of Iowa!   #FeelTheBern  
Hillary still has a 7 point lead (37-30%), but every new poll shows Bernie gaining ground all over the country. National polls shows he has grown from 19% to 29% support in the last month alone. Bernie also has a 7 point lead in New Hampshire 42-35%! Citations:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/19/politics/2016-poll-hillary-clinton-joe-biden-bernie-sanders/
http://www.politicususa.com/2015/08/25/poll-shows-bernie-sanders-leading-hillary-clinton-hampshire.html

Keep the momentum going!  Talk to people you know in the real world about Bernie. Share his revolutionary message of bold reforms the nation so desperately needs. Ask them to sign up, donate any amount, and volunteer at his website:  http://berniesanders.com/

Where does Bernie Sanders stand on the issues? http://feelthebern.org/
How to register to vote for Bernie  http://voteforbernie.org/


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Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll shows Clinton in lead, Sanders closing.
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+Lionel Gaucher and that's just scratching the surface. Our first female PM was vilified and abused constantly by the misogynist Right. And it worked, the attack - dog Abbott won office and is slowly destroying our wonderful country. Take "Operation Fortitude" as a glowing example of our slide into dystopian hell
http://m.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/prime-minister-tony-abbott-says-border-force-operation-fortitude-was-a-mistake-20150829-gjammd.html
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Tell Congress: Oppose the Chuck Schumer-Portman corporate tax giveaway
As a proud Democrat, I have to admit it is corporate shills like +Senator Charles E Schumer that help feed the illusion that both parties are the same. We have a moral and ethical responsibility to police our own party, and that means fighting back against Chuck Schumer. We cannot allow under any circumstances for him to become the next Dem Leader after Harry Reid retires.

New York Democrats also MUST primary this tool of Wall Street oligarchs. You need to field a bold progressive candidate who will actually stand up for the people instead the rich and powerful. And also note that in order to vote in the NY Primary, people must be registered to vote as a Democrat by October 9th! 

Here is how to register to vote as a Democrat in the NY Primary (get your ass in gear and get all your friends registered quickly!):  http://voteforbernie.org/#ny

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Tell Congress: Oppose the Schumer-Portman corporate tax giveaway.

Fresh off of advocating for war with Iran, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer is teaming up with Republican Rob Portman to give a massive handout to multinational corporations.

Multinational corporations owe nearly $770 billion in taxes on nearly $2.2 trillion that they have been hiding offshore. Sens. Schumer and Portman have a proposal to let companies bring back that money at a much lower tax rate – and then, going even further by lowering the tax rate on all future income earned overseas.

As a Democrat joining with Republicans to promote this proposal Sen. Schumer is undercutting Democratic Leader Harry Reid on the eve of negotiations to avert a government shutdown. While the current leader of Senate Democrats has gone on the record demanding the super-rich pay their fair share to keep the government running, the leader-in-waiting has sided with multinational corporations at the expense of domestic companies and everyday Americans, even earning praise from the likes of Rep. Paul Ryan.3,4

Even if the proposal does not become part of a highway bill deal, it will be dredged up again in future negotiations unless we raise such an outcry right now that we kill it for good.
Senators Schumer and Portman have proposed a massive giveaway to corporate tax dodgers that would permanently disadvantage companies that create jobs in the U.S.A.
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+Dan J. Wilcox I don't think that's possible. The slack jawed yokels outnumber the truly well informed voters by a sizable margin.
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My friend Jeremy is jealous of my GIGANTIC beer at Hells Kitchen in Minneapolis

Prob checking out the OMalley reception in a bit, then to the DNC reception

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So am I. I'll take an IPA please. 
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Bernie Sanders had a packed room for a pre-DNC speech to supporters
There were another 50+ outside in the hall. I got to shake Bernies hand, but nobody got a photo of it. Bernie will be addressing the full DNC chamber at 1:50pm Central Time

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Words alone cannot express the respect, gratitude and hope that fills me when I see proof that the American Dream is alive and well.

And while the "odds" are long and our adversaries, internal and external, are entrenched and better "equipped" it is the hearts and minds of millions of everyday Americans I see in this image which will prevail.
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Puppeteers troll Koch Brothers event with Bush and Walker puppets
Well played good sirs!

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I take a very long view on social issues; but I will say to You Bernie being an Ugly American spending 17 years in exile on a ship forbidden to pull port in any international water, nor go ashore is better for You, than to mock Corporate America. For they did not get paid for the service done for American principle American Freedom.

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