" HARTMANN: Our Supreme Court has now said, “unlimited money in politics.” It seems like a violation of principles of democracy … your thoughts on that?
CARTER: It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and congressmembers. So now we’ve just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect and sometimes get favors for themselves after the election’s over … The incumbents, Democrats and Republicans, look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves. Somebody’s who’s already in Congress has a lot more to sell to an avid contributor than somebody’s who’s just a challenger. "
" 16. On Election Day in November 2016, Trump wins 3 to 5 percent of the total vote in key swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana, siphoning off enough votes from the GOP candidate to hand those states' Electoral College votes to the Democratic nominee. "
Progressives worry about the left vote getting split, time for concern from the cons.
This #critter showed up last evening.
It had the Ducks all nervous.
It's fairly obviously a member of the #mustelid family. I think its a North American #Mink . They have the somewhat media oriented sounding taxonomic binomial name of Neovison Vison.
Can I get that on cable?
I think it was looking for my little chippy buddy who lives down around there.
Change is hard, but G+ has been in constant change. "in response to user feedback" I don't think so. What users? What feedback?
They seem way too sensitive to "expectations of the street" ie share price considerations rather than actual innovation in the social media space.
We'll see what other shoe(s) drop.
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