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Voters are Dating Biden, Haven't Married Him Yet

Biden holds big lead nationally, but 77 percent 'likely to change their minds'

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a two-to-one advantage over the next closest Democratic presidential contender in a new poll, but more than three-quarters of likely primary voters say they could still change their minds.

The Rumors of the Empire's Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated

All the talk about how China in partnership with Russia is leading the way to a new world order where the U.S. Empire fades to black could be a bit premature. One thing to remember is China has over 1.3 billion people (that's like, a billion more than we have) to take care of, i.e., feed, and now, satisfy under a continual growth capitalist system.

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Workin' on a Buildin'

I've almost finished replacing our well house. It was the only structure I didn't build myself on our place. It was thirty something years ago, and we had just (almost) finished the house when the school year started and we were off to start teaching in a new system. A friend helped by building our well house. It lasted these 30 years (or so) as did the air tank, pump and so on, but it was a just in time replacement. I think this new well house system will see us out, supplying good quality water for at least another 30 years. The project brought to mind the type of structures we could construct for a sustainable future, and aroused pleasant memories of building projects past, present, and future.

Potential Tulsi Breakthrough

As has been noted in another essay, Tulsi will appear in the first night of Democratic debates with a fairly bland array of debate opponents.

The only relative heavyweight in the first debate night will be Elizabeth Warren. Speculation from another essay on this site says that this is an effort to shine a light on a sheepdog candidate--which might very well be true.

Have the ruling elite gotten lazy or stupid?

Only Tulsi will get Medicare for all to pass

But it won't be this year. Tulsi is playing the long game. She is building name recognition and with that name recognition, she will be publicizing her political stances. Tulsi does agree that Trump is not ideal, but those opinions are relegated to a minor point during her campaign appearances. She is forward-looking, issue-oriented. You will not hear Tulsi mentioning Trump 76 times in one speech like Creepy, corrupt Joe Biden did last week in Iowa.

British Home Secretary signs extradition order to send Julian Assange to US: *Updated

Updated at the bottom of the comment thread.

Via RT.com today:

“Britain's Home Secretary has revealed he has signed a request for the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is accused of violating the Espionage Act.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Sajid Javid said that he signed and certified the papers on Wednesday, with the order going before the UK courts on Friday."

Uber is Toast

Do you know what's going to be one of the biggest disruptors here very shortly is the fact that the number one occupation in the United States is "driver", and because we're going to have automated driving, trucks, taxis, I will tell you it's going to be a gigantic disruptor moving forward.
-- Gary Johnson, 2016 Third Party Presidential Debate, Part 1