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Why Hillary won't win the general election

Setting aside most of Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight in this recent YouTube with 3,788,755 views and focusing on the presentation from 8:37 to10:56 you’ll see a straight up CBS News report showing an exaggeration growing into a lie, then that lie growing stronger.

Hellraisers Journal: Destruction of W. F. of M. Is Purpose of Mine Owners’ Association Conspiracy

There are no limits to which powers of privilege
will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones

Wednesday April 18, 1906
From the Appeal to Reason: George Shoaf on Idaho Frame-Up, Part I

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Hillary Clinton is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known

I've finally come around, after seeing so many diaries on Daily Kos extolling her deserving qualities and virtues, to realizing that Hillary Clinton really is the kindest, braves

Hellraisers Journal: Darrow and Richardson Meet in Chicago to Plan Defense of Haywood and Moyer

There are no limits to which powers of privilege
will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones

Tuesday April 17, 1906
Chicago, Illinois - Attorney Clarence Darrow Meets with Richardson

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My Bernie Sanders Digest - Abridged

I've been writing about Bernie Sanders and his quest for the presidency all year. I've written a lot about it actually because I think this race is so fundamentally different from others in our recent history, and so critically important for our future. As I type these words the 2016 New York Democratic Presidential Primary is just days away. As a citizen of New York State myself, I will soon be casting my own vote for Senator Sanders, a man I believe in strongly.

Bill Blasts Bernie Backers As Unrealistic, Offers Tone-Deaf Fairy Tale Answer for Inequality

Bill just doesn’t get it. No one in the Clinton camp seems to understand why so many young people are flocking to Bernie Sanders or how to connect with them in a way that would unify the party in November should Hillary win the nomination. Most of their explanations so far have pegged these supporters as hopelessly naive, unrealistic and idealistic.

Sanders' Banking Breakup Plan

Recently Bernie Sanders has been accused of not having a plan for breaking up "Too Big To Fail" financial institutions.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Bernie has a plan. A complete plan. Part of it requires action under the existing Dodd-Frank legislation, the other part is laid out in detail in a pending bill he is sponsoring.

Anything else is a gross distortion.

Juan González: Clinton Has "Really Distorted" What Happened When NY Daily News Interviewed Sanders

So Simple Even The Washington Post Gets It

Time Magazine Front Covers this ignorant screed from James Grant, noted Inflation Hawk and Gold Bug, that contends that at $42,998.12 per person the United States National Debt is insupportable and a grave threat to our economy.

As everyone should know, the only problem with a National Debt of any amount is not it's sheer magnitude, but the relationship of its size to the National Economy. Not that household metaphors are appropriate (and they really aren't), nobody would think twice about signing a mortgage that represented 3 - 5 years of total income payable in installments over 30 years. How many people do you know that are pulling down $100K annually who don't live in $300K+ houses?

In fact the only negative effect from a debt that is too large is that people (lenders) are less willing to give you loans and charge you more money (interest) to offset the risk that you will default and refuse to pay them back anything at all. A side effect is that higher interest rates can fuel inflation because it raises the cost of capital (which is also measured in interest).

So what do we see?