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1 hour ago, Joremarid said:

Wfw are you ok?

Apparently all is forgiven. Last month Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's hand-picked successor, praised Sanders as "an emerging candidate with a renovating and revolutionary message."

And why not? In addition to oil deals, Sanders and the Bolivarian regime in Caracas have much in common. Venezuela has people waiting for hours to buy strictly rationed quantities of basic foodstuffs, and the Vermont senator loves him some bread lines.

"Sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are lining up for food. That's a good thing," Sanders told interviewers in 1985. "In other countries people don't line up for food; the rich get the food and the poor starve to death."

Actually, it's a bit odd that Sanders would care what American journalists talk about, given the "democratic" socialist also tends to share the Venezuelan government's disdain for independent voices. Long before Chavez gained power in Caracas, Sanders expressed support for the suppression of dissent and censorship of the press implemented in his long-favored models of socialist Shangri-La: Cuba and Nicaragua. The Sandinista regime's restrictions on the independent newspaper La Prensa "makes sense to me" he commented at the time, even as he sparred with Vermont's Burlington Free Press over his Castro fanboy-ism.

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I find it interesting that the neo-nuts of this board resort to googling some vaguely related article to the subject and doing some copy-paste any time they are reduced to inane gibberish by being questioned on the underlying assumptions and views their comments assume.

If it isn't narrative driven, they lose focus. This is probably why they typically rely on a pundit for their news, as they have a hard time working out the nuance of a topic on their own without the guiding voice of a media figure. 

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Socialism is not working in a country (Venezuela) with 30 million people much less 330 million like the US.  Take your Nordic countries that have populations of less than 10 million (New York City) and people really think we can emulate a country with the population that is less than one of our major cities?  Leave to the lemmings to parrot what a 74 year old socialist thinks about running out government (into the ground), I'll pass.  

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You shouldn't be so harsh on WFW. Him and the rest of the republicans were keeping quiet on Bernie, because they wanted to damage HRC and where secretly hoping that he would beat HRC. Now that HRC is going to win, all of the anti socialism stuff they were planning for bernie is going to waste. He is just trying to get out his best material at once. He should start becoming more coherent once it is out of his system. 

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30 minutes ago, GEORGIAfan said:

You shouldn't be so harsh on WFW. Him and the rest of the republicans were keeping quiet on Bernie, because they wanted to damage HRC and where secretly hoping that he would beat HRC. Now that HRC is going to win, all of the anti socialism stuff they were planning for bernie is going to waste. He is just trying to get out his best material at once. He should start becoming more coherent once it is out of his system. 

We should get him a board where he can just blast all of that out of his system without stinking up the place...

Oh wait, that's rival central. 

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7 hours ago, GEORGIAfan said:

You shouldn't be so harsh on WFW. Him and the rest of the republicans were keeping quiet on Bernie, because they wanted to damage HRC and where secretly hoping that he would beat HRC. Now that HRC is going to win, all of the anti socialism stuff they were planning for bernie is going to waste. He is just trying to get out his best material at once. He should start becoming more coherent once it is out of his system. 

Hillary support is sinking faster than a jon boat with a screen door bottom.  Keep the faith GF, I hope when Trump wins it you support him with equal enthusiasm as you would have with Hillary.  Tell us what she has done for anyone as a senator or SOS?  No, her throwing Bill's abused women under the bus is not an accomplishment...but you know that already.  

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9 hours ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Hillary support is sinking faster than a jon boat with a screen door bottom.  Keep the faith GF, I hope when Trump wins it you support him with equal enthusiasm as you would have with Hillary.  Tell us what she has done for anyone as a senator or SOS?  No, her throwing Bill's abused women under the bus is not an accomplishment...but you know that already.  

Never going to happen. 

Here is a nice list.

So What Are Hillary Clinton’s Achievements?

Foreign Policy:

Health:

Education:

9/11:

Children/Women:

This is considered by many to be one of the turning points of international women’s rights

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Remarks to the Fourth Women’s Conference in Beijing, China

Career:

Political Career:

Voting Rights

More legislation (that became law)

https://medium.com/@hodgesmr/so-what-are-hillary-clintons-achievements-325a341ef0e7#.e0r0w6rub
 

Link has sources.

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How Hillary Clinton helped a program that’s changing lives for New York’s most vulnerable children

With support from their U.S. Senator, New York’s Eagle Academy soared

In 2004, David Banks saw a crisis worsening in his community: Young men of color in his hometown, New York City, weren’t being given opportunities to succeed. 

“The high school graduation rate was only around 30 percent,” Banks says. “We were watching so many young men finding themselves caught up in the criminal justice system, not reaching their full potential.”

Working with an organization he’s part of, Banks decided to build an environment in which these children could flourish.

“We created a school just for young men—and, primarily, for young men of color—so that we could bring a level of hope back into those communities to say, ‘It doesn’t have to be this way,’” Banks says.

Banks and his organization quickly realized in order to create this school, they’d need to have someone advocating for them.

“We knew that we needed our local politicians to get behind it and support it,” Banks says, “because it was considered a controversial idea to have a traditional public school just for boys.”

So the group reached out to their U.S. senator, Hillary Clinton.

Banks remembers how much support Hillary provided for the school—and how instrumental that was to getting the program off the ground.

“When then-Senator Clinton got behind Eagle Academy and supported it, there were no all-boys schools. But Senator Clinton said, ‘These are boys who are struggling tremendously, and they need a level of support and some innovative approaches.’ She ultimately helped to sponsor legislation that helped to give the green light to say that it’s okay to do single-gender.”

With Hillary’s help, the first Eagle Academy opened in the Bronx in 2004, with Banks as its principal. Today, there are six Eagle Academy schools—and more than 2,000 students are enrolled in the program.

“Well over 83 percent of our young men are graduating across our network of schools,” says Banks, who now serves as president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation—and the overwhelming majority of those graduates are accepted to college.

“I didn’t see her going all over and taking so much credit for it,” Banks says of Hillary, “but she certainly deserves a huge amount of credit for the creation and implementation of the Eagle Academy.”

“She promised us at the very beginning that she would be the keynote speaker at our graduation. And she came back four years later and spoke to our young men and their families—at the first ever graduation, back in 2008, for Eagle.”

Eagle Academy’s first graduation ceremony, 2008.

 

“She made a promise—and she kept that promise. We will never forget that.”

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/feed/eagle-academy/

 
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Clinton Takes Credit for Making Wine Ice Cream a Thing

"As a senator, I started something called New York Farm Day," she told Thrillist. "We'd bring producers from all over the state to Washington to show off the best New York has to offer. One year, we had a winemaker set up next to a family-owned ice cream maker. Long story short, someone was having a really good time, and after a few glasses of wine, they poured some cabernet over a bowl of ice cream. Soon everyone was trying it. Today, Mercer's exports its wine ice cream to 15 countries."

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On 5/18/2016 at 7:07 PM, lostone said:

Some of you guys are old enough that you used to "trust" government and that was popular opinion.  When did that change?

I'm sure nothing makes Hillary more moist than seeing a homeless vet. 

I really wish Obama would've been as sinister as these nuts said he was back in 2008. We need more death camps. 

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23 hours ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Hillary support is sinking faster than a jon boat with a screen door bottom.  Keep the faith GF, I hope when Trump wins it you support him with equal enthusiasm as you would have with Hillary.  Tell us what she has done for anyone as a senator or SOS?  No, her throwing Bill's abused women under the bus is not an accomplishment...but you know that already.  

You've been a trump supporter all along. 

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23 hours ago, mdrake34 said:

You've been a trump supporter all along. 

Voted for Kasich

#anyonebutHillary

6 hours ago, GEORGIAfan said:

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You do realize her father was a Navy Vet.

 

That fact that your would attack HRC as loathing vets, when Trump was the one that screwed them over shows your true colors on the matter. 

You're right, Bill and Hillary loathe vets...Hillary lies right to the face of families about some stupid azz video tape and the death of their loved ones...that is shameful.  

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39 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Voted for Kasich

#anyonebutHillary

You're right, Bill and Hillary loathe vets...Hillary lies right to the face of families about some stupid azz video tape and the death of their loved ones...that is shameful.  

#anyonebuthillaryortrump

**** Hillary.

**** Trump.

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58 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Voted for Kasich

#anyonebutHillary

You're right, Bill and Hillary loathe vets...Hillary lies right to the face of families about some stupid azz video tape and the death of their loved ones...that is shameful.  

What does Benghazi have to do with Bill? Also what does Benghazi have to do with vets? 

#NoOneButHRC.

#NeverTrump

 

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Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela backs Bernie Sanders for US president

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela is backing Bernie Sanders in the US election, but says America's "archaic" electoral system may prevent his "revolutionary friend" from becoming president.

Supporters of Bernie Sanders have shouted for months that their candidate is being robbed of the Democratic presidential nominationbecause of an unfair election process.

Those claims are coming not only from California, which will hold a crucial primary election on Tuesday, as it turns out, but also from Caracas.

Mr Maduro, who succeeded his mentor Hugo Chavez as president in 2013, made the comments in a rambling televised broadcast on Tuesday night.

"Bernie Sanders, our revolutionary friend, ought to win in the United States," Mr Maduro said, according to a translation from Reuters.

"If the elections were free ... Bernie Sanders would be president of the United States," he added.

Mr Maduro was more critical of Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, though he predicted that the property mogul might win in November.

"Donald Trump could win with the electoral system they have in the United States," he said. "And you know why? Because Donald Trump is using a force for change hidden in US society."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/01/nicolas-maduro-of-venezuela-backs-bernie-sanders-for-us-presiden/

I am glad HRC did not get this endorsement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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