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Trump bends reality to put himself in a better light on a near daily basis, so it is no surprise when he revises his own history. His charge that Clinton is a bigot is yet another attempt to twist facts after being stung by allegations that he is empowering real bigots.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-trump-bigot-20160826-snap-story.html
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Donald Trump and Howard Hughes may have the same condition! More-than-likely, that's why his actions seen so mentally abnormal. The makeup of his campaign, and his staff of outspoken racist, has become even more disgusting day by day! When I meet one of his supporters, I shame them in public.
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"Trying to correct misperceptions can actually reinforce them, according to a 2006 paper by Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler, also cited by Graves. They documented what they called a “backfire effect” by showing the persistence of the belief that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction in 2005 and 2006, after the United States had publicly admitted that they didn’t exist. “The results show that direct factual contradictions can actually strengthen ideologically grounded factual belief,” they wrote."
When challenged, some people cling even more firmly to their misperceptions.
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Trump:
"Prejudice is a greattime saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts." - E. B. White 
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The latest The Daily Dispatch! http://paper.li/urbdispatch/1325517801… … Thanks to @KarrieUrbanist @simsron @lindsaybanks‪#‎demsinphilly‬ ‪#‎dncinphl‬

Adding protected bike lanes caused a noticeable spike in ridership for cities. Streets with protected bike lanes saw a ridership boost of anywhere between 21 percent and 171 percent. This particularly impacts the 60 percent of the total population who describe themselves as “interested but concerned” about biking. Of those, 80 percent would be willing to ride on streets with a separated or protected bike lane...
The survey also showed that successful bike-share systems can dramatically increase the total number of people on bikes in a city. Since the number of bicyclists being struck by a motorist declines as the total number of people biking increases, bike-shares increase safety even for cyclists who never use the system. Bike-share systems can also help build political momentum for bike infrastructure.
These gains in bike safety are particularly important for low-income riders and riders of color. Black and Hispanic bicyclists have a fatality rate 30 percent and 23 percent higher than white bicyclists, respectively, and recent national research also suggests that people of color are more likely than white Americans to say that adding protected bike lanes would make them ride more. The report also points out that almost half of people who bike to work earn less than $25,000 a year. From the report:
Years of highway building, car-based zoning and exclusionary housing policies means low-income neighborhoods are often separated from job centers by highways and dangerous streets with limited-to-no space for bikes or pedestrians. As cities build for more cyclists they should ensure that the bike lane network includes safe routes for existing riders."

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/nacto-survey-protected-bike-lanes-safety-equity
And boosted bike safety at the same time.
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Words from the Mayor of Dallas. It is powerful!!!
The Rangers lost to Minnesota last night, and I'm almost embarrassed to tell you I know that. I'm in my office, watching the game, and then all hell breaks loose in our city. It was another shooting in America. It was in our city this time and police officers were being killed, but it was a couple of blocks away and the Rangers were being shut out. This is what I have become. This is what too many of us have been for a long time now.
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Calling Hansen the "Mayor" is sarcastically funny, but many people around the world might not get the joke. Hansen is a sports journalist, the current mayor of Dallas is Mike Rawlings. 
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Bill Marler ‏@bmarler
One look at the enemy and you’ll get serious about food safety

And what if that enemy is so small that you can’t see it, don’t even know that it’s there. Maybe right there on some food you’re about to eat or even on your hands?

bacteria hand shakeAnd what if someone showed you what “the enemy” looked like by enlarging its image. And from there, showed you an enlarged photo of some of the bacteria on food or on common objects such as faucet handles, door knobs, or counter tops? Would seeing them make you want to be extremely careful about protecting yourself and others from the enemy? Would this work better than a scientist telling you their names and warning of the harm they can do.
What could be more frightening than an unseen enemy — one so stealthy and powerful that it can send you to the hospital or even kill you? And what if that enemy is so small that you can’t see it, don’t even know that it’s there. Maybe right there on some food you’re about to... Continue Reading
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Root out racial inequity from the start by reforming pre-K suspensions, via @NPRCoryTurner http://n.pr/28LcRAb
Thousands of children in public pre-K, especially black preschoolers, are suspended each year. The problems are clear. So are some fixes.
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Trump calling Hillary Clinton a bigot is the tactic of a 5-year-old
Trump bends reality to put himself in a better light on a near daily basis. so, it is no surprise when he revises his own history. His charge that Clinton is a bigot is yet another attempt to twist facts after being stung by allegations that he is empowering real bigots.
Donald Trump has said many crazy things, some quite entertaining, many wildly fantastical and incendiary. Now he may have outdone himself with his charge that Hillary Clinton is a bigot.
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NEW: Winners and losers from GOP platform and rules meetings.
Efforts by supporters of Ted Cruz failed, as did those by the Never Trump movement.
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"South Carolina offered another sign Tuesday that it has parted ways with North Carolina over anti-LGBT bathroom bills when state Sen. Lee Bright, sponsor of the Palmetto State's unsuccessful effort to pass a transphobic "bathroom bill," lost his Republican primary runoff. The AP reports:

The Roebuck Republican was the only incumbent publicly opposed by the state Chamber of Commerce's political committee, which ran several radio ads against him. The ads criticized Bright's bill as a time-wasting political stunt and faulted him for not supporting bills aimed at fixing South Carolina's crumbling roads.

The two-term senator was defeated by former state Rep. Scott Talley. Both the chamber and Gov. Nikki Haley supported Talley in the runoff.

Four years ago, Haley endorsed Bright for the seat representing Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

Very interesting indeed, given that the upstate of South Carolina—Greenville and Spartanburg—is the heart of the state's evangelical vote, with more than 500 evangelical churches."
South Carolina offered another sign Tuesday that it has parted ways with North Carolina over anti-LGBT bathroom bills when state Sen. Lee Bright, sponsor of the Palmetto State's unsuccessful effort to pass a transphobic "bathroom bill," lost his...
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The brilliance of this clip is that it encapsulates an entire presidential election in three minutes.
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Wow. They don't hesitate to absorb and self validate misinformation.
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L.A. Times News 24/7 ‏@latimesfirehose 49m49 minutes ago
IMF says U.S. should raise minimum wage, offer paid maternity leave and overhaul taxes
The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity.
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Two of my favorite economics professors agree with Ms Lagarde, Richard Wolff (rdwolff.com) and Michael Hudson.
http://michael-hudson.com/2016/07/the-brexit-silence/

Richard Wolff is currently on Bernie's economics team and is a big proponent of worker owned coops as an alternative to capitalism :)
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Retired Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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  • King County, WA
    King County Executive, 1996 - 2009
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Ron Sims was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 6, 2009, and sworn in as the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on May 8, 2009. As the second most senior official at HUD, Sims is responsible for managing the Department's day-to-day operations, a nearly $40 billion annual operating budget, and the agency's 8,500 employees.


While serving three terms, Sims was nationally recognized for his work on transportation, homelessness, climate change, health care reform, urban development and affordable housing. His leadership in affordable housing and multiple community and housing partnerships have funded 5,632 units of housing during his 12 years.

Sims previously served as the Executive for the King County, Washington, the 13th largest county in the nation in a metropolitan area of 1.8 million residents and 39 cities including the cities of Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond.

One of the hallmarks of the Sims Administration in King County was the integration of environmental, social equity and public health policies that produced groundbreaking work on climate change, health care reform, affordable housing, mass transit, environmental protection, land use, and equity and social justice.

Sims is also a proponent of Smart Growth programs and the preservation of green space before it is lost to development. The policies he implemented in King County stopped costly sprawl and resulted in 96 percent of new construction being concentration in urban areas with only 4% in rural areas.

Over the years Sims developed a reputation as a tireless legislator, working on a diverse palette of issues that led to advances in the areas of the environment, education, public safety and the protection of workers' rights. He credits his drive in part with marching alongside his politically active parents in the 1950's and 1960's during the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Those experiences honed in him a passion for civil rights issues that has been a guidepost throughout his career.

Sims was named Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine in July, 2008 and was recognized as one of Governing Magazine's Government Officials of the Year in 2007. He has been honored with national awards from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Sims joined Senator Edward Kennedy and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as recipients of the 2008 Health Quality Award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Sims and King County are also recipients of HUD's prestigious Robert L. Woodson Jr. Affordable Communities Award for 2005.

Born in Spokane, Washington in 1948, Sims is a graduate of Central Washington University.


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  • Central Washington University
    Psychology, 1966 - 1971
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