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Sanders Proposes Public Funding of Elections to Replace 'Corrupt' System of 'Legalized Bribery'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 – In a Senate floor speech today, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he will introduce legislation to provide public funding of elections to replace a “corrupt” system of “legalized bribery’ with candidates “begging for contributions from the wealthy and the powerful.”

“We are talking about a rapid movement in this country toward oligarchy, toward a government owned and controlled by a handful of extremely wealthy families,” Sanders said.

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A Circus Tent Collapse

It has been a while since I have read news of a circus tent being blown down.

Yesterday, as some rather violent thunderstorms passed north of us, hundreds of people were inside a circus tent in New Hampshire enjoying a performance by the Walker Bros. circus. According to one report I saw, the wind came up, poles began lifting up and everything came crashing down. There were two deaths and many injuries.

It reminded me of the time the circus tent came down on us.

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Left Progressives Collaborated As Investors in Genocide Owned CNN CIA US Gov & NATO Destroyed Libya

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Left Progressives Collaborated As Investors in Genocide Owned CNN CIA US Gov & NATO Destroyed Libya

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Gaddafi overthrew a British installed King, brought Libya from Africa's poorest nation to be its wealthiest with a UN Quality of Life Index higher than 9 European countries. A million Libyans out of a total population 6, desperately demonstrated for their Green Book Democracy and beloved Gaddafi outside Tripoli as Britain  & France bombed. Left Progressives either collaborated with or were silent re lies used to destroy Libya

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Mark Meadows & 3 Co-Sponsors Move to "Fire" Speaker John Boehner of The United States Congress!

Mark Meadows & 3 Co-Sponsors Move to "Fire" Speaker John Boehner of The United States Congress!!!!!

This New Resolution by Mark Meadows and 3 co-sponsors, if passed, will act to oust Republican Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner;  and any member of the U.S. Congress can be voted in to replace him - even a Democrat!!!  It does not matter if there are more  Republicans  than Democrats  in the U.S. House - this is all about how members  of the U.S. Congress are being bullied by the current Speaker of the House, John Boehner.  John Boehner is behaving like a totalitarian tyrant! 

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On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Sanders Proposes Medicare-for-All

WASHINGTON, July 30 – Addressing a rally outside the Capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that he will introduce legislation to provide Medicare-for-all health insurance.

“We need to expand Medicare to cover every man, woman and child as a single-payer national health care program,” Sanders told a rally held by National Nurses United in a park near the Capitol.

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A Presidential Candidate - Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore has decided that you need to update your list of who is running for president, and add his name:

"This race is running differently than previous presidential races, that’s one reason why I’m encouraged to get in."

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Sanders Draws Crowds Around Brattleboro

"Enough is enough!" was Bernie Sanders' rallying cry Wednesday night at multiple locations around Brattleboro and over 3,500 locations nationwide.

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Sanders Statement on Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, July 29 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today as Senate Republicans pushed for a vote on legislation to cut $500 million in annual funding for Planned Parenthood:

“The attempt by Senate Republicans to cut off support for Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health. Stripping funding for Planned Parenthood would punish the 2.7 million Americans, especially low-income women, who rely on its clinics for affordable, quality health care services including cancer prevention, STI and HIV testing and general primary health care services.

“The current attempt to discredit Planned Parenthood is part of a long-term smear campaign by people who want to deny women in this country the right to control their own bodies.

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Tuesday Farmer's Market

For the second year in a row the Tuesday market on Whetstone Pathway is really disappointing. Two small farms - both selling identical vegetables. No seasonal fruit being sold. A woman selling baked goods; a flower vendor and that's pretty much it. No variety - very little reason to go there. The biggest draw - with the only lines of customers -was the Thai food truck.I don't know what's going on with this market. When it was located on Main Street mext to the Senior Center there were lots of farms offering not only veggies and herbs but berries, melons, peaches; apples in the fall. Plus flowers and baked goods and a couple of places to get lunch.

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A Presidential Candidate - Complete List July 2015

How many candidates do you think have declared their intentions to run for president in 2016? Go ahead and guess.

Fifteen? Twenty? Twenty five?  Thirty?  Place your bets, now.

The answer, according the the Federal Election Commision website, is that over 500 citizens have stepped forward for your consideration.

There are some great names on this list, too. Are we ready as a nation for President Sydneys Voluptous Buttocks? Or how about President President Emperor Caesar (President is a first name as well as a title here.)

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