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Röyksopp's contribution to the Star Wars Headspace album is Bounty Hunters. Must be played loud!
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What political revolution?

The centerpiece of the +Bernie Sanders​​ campaign is a "political revolution" that will, it is claimed, flip both houses of Congress and give Sanders the power to push forward sweeping legislation. The Iowa Democratic Caucus did not compile popular vote totals, so to date we only have the New Hampshire Democratic Primary popular vote totals to find evidence of the revolution. The results are not encouraging:

2016 New Hampshire Primary
Democratic votes: 250,974
Republican votes: 284,108

For comparison, here are the results for 2008:

2008 New Hampshire Primary
Democratic votes: 287,557
Republican votes: 234,851

What we are seeing here is the opposite of what Bernie Sanders wants. Rather than flipping Congress from Republican to Democrat, it appears Republicans are even more engaged and Democrats are less so.

One state does not a trend make, but if these New Hampshire numbers are repeated in the rest of the primaries and then the main event in November, the Republicans will increase their grip on both houses of Congress. It won't be a "political revolution" at all, but a political catastrophe.

The weird mathematics of the Electoral College still mean a Democrat has a good chance of winning the presidency, but faced with giant Republican majorities in Congress, who do you think will be better equipped to work within the system for the progressive change we need?
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+Simon Jessey Oh Bullshit! 😃I shared it n Facebook too!
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Alternate Bernie names

Barry Sanders
Bernie Sandwiches

I watched primary coverage on MSNBC last night (which was excellent), but these two little slips made me laugh. First up was Chris Hayes, who said "Bernie Sandwiches" (which I think was awesome), and then Chris Matthews said "Barry Sanders" soon after.

It'll be hard to beat "Bernie Sandwiches", but I invite you to contribute your own alternate Bernie names in the comments.
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I was born and raised in Brooklyn New York.
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In a 5-4 "emergency" ruling, the Supreme Court put a hold on legislation to help make the air we breathe cleaner.

See: http://m.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2016/02/supreme-court-obama-climate-plan-epa
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Also, those 5 conservative fuckers on the Supreme Court give our 4 a bad name!
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Democratic Primaries

One thing that bothers me about this Democratic primary process is the behavior of people on social media. Supporters of Bernie Sanders are flooding social media services with anti-Hillary Clinton stuff, some of which is quite vicious. There's some stuff coming from Hillary's supporters too, but Bernie's crowd are going too far.

We need to focus our ire against Republicans. Support your preferred candidate by talking up their proposals and record, rather than tearing down your candidate's opponent. Progressives need to put forward a unified positive message.
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+Mike Given I don't vote for fascists. There's not one good Rethuglican out there!
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This is the best article you are likely to read on the Sanders vs Clinton primary battle. All Clinton and Sanders fans should read it.

In fact, don't even bother arguing with me over who Democrats should vote for until you've read this article, because you won't be properly informed.
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I think Bloomberg will hurt the Republicans if he runs.
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Does anyone else think the Hillary Clinton New Hampshire logo looks like a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon?
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Oh, for fuck's sake.
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BREAKING: Carly Fiorina has aborted her campaign and is now selling its parts to anyone who will buy them.
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Here's a post New Hampshire dose of reality for all those fanatical +Bernie Sanders​ supporters.
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+Tina Vigilante Agreed.
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OH, HELL YEAH!

This will be GREAT news for Star Trek fans. Bryan Fuller cut his chops on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. More recently, he was the mind behind the gorgeous Hannibal TV series.
The upcoming Star Trek TV series has found the perfect captain. After 15 years, Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) is returning to command...
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What a great choice! He wrote so many great voyager episodes!

Oh, and the ship was great in the first one, as was the 294 minute build up in the shuttlecraft! ;-)
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These people are part of what's wrong with America.
If you disrespect Bernie Sanders, you’re going to get a visit from his social media goons. They are passionate about campaign finance reform, staying active in one’s 70s, and being very, very manly.
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An Englishman living in the United States
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Apart from being an Englishman living in the USA, I'm a socially-progressive atheist who loves science fiction and cheeseburgers.
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This place makes beautiful, delicious cakes to order at very competitive prices. Perfect for birthdays, parties and other special occasions. Order at least 24 hours in advance to make sure you get your cake on time. Parking is limited, unless you don't mind walking.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
With only two members of staff, expect to wait a long time to get anything done at this store. I waited 15 minutes to swap a micro-SIM for a nano-SIM, only to be told it was going to cost me $15. This is a ludicrous amount of money for an account holder to have to pay when they have already paid for their own phone upgrade. I'll be ditching T-Mobile for Google Fi at the earliest convenience. The store is in Exton Square Mall, so parking is never a problem, and the location is conveniently situated on the 2nd floor close to the escalators at the western side of the mall.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unremarkable Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Plenty of parking and very convenient for travelers passing through the nearby Philadelphia International Airport and staying in local hotels and motels. The busy nature of this restaurant perhaps explains why the location is not as clean and tidy as other examples of this chain. Much of the food seems pre-prepared, rather than fresh. The wait staff can be a little inattentive. As with the rest of the chain, the menu suffers from less choice than it used to have.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
An above average Wendy's location. It is easy to get to with plenty of parking. The restaurant is clean and the staff are friendly and attentive.
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A very disappointing experience. I had to wait 50 minutes past my appointment time before being seen. I was asked to put on a gown that was embarrassingly small and then made to wait again. After another 8 minutes, the doctor came in and asked if I had ever seen a dermatologist before, and I said no. Then she gave me a "thorough" examination. Shelley Schuler MD couldn't wait to get rid of me. I felt as if I was rushed through with very little effort to answer any of my questions or offer any sort of treatments beyond what I was getting. In fact, there was very little discussion at all. The entire appointment lasted 8 minutes.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Fairly good example of Ruby Tuesday, easily accessible from US-202 and with plenty of parking. The wait staff could be a little more attentive, but they are friendly and helpful. As with other Ruby Tuesday restaurants, the menu options have been reduced over the last few years.
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reviewed a month ago
Not the best example of a Wendy's. On the few occasions I have eaten on the premises, I have noticed some problems with overall cleanliness. The restaurant is often cold, and although the staff work hard everything seems to run a bit slowly.
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