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FDW's i-Post Blog: "Emily's List to announce first-ever national campaign to elect a woman president" | From the Washington Examiner

FDW's i-Post Blog: "Emily's List to announce first-ever national campaign to elect a woman president" | From the Washington Examiner | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
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First-ever national campaign to elect a woman president launched
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Photo - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton adjusts her glasses during her career-capping.
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This is a major 2016 move by the Women of America.  They are all in for 2016!

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"The Far Left Is Still Out Of Touch With Black Voters" | TheEstablishnent.co | 04/27/2017

"The Far Left Is Still Out Of Touch With Black Voters" | TheEstablishnent.co | 04/27/2017 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
This week, the internet was set ablaze with hot takes relating to former President Obama’s decision to get paid to speak at a health-care conference. The conference was organized by Cantor Fitzgerald…
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INSIGHT: "In order to properly talk about the disconnect between people of color and the far left, we have to talk a bit about why Sanders lost in the primary. His message primarily targeted the white working class and focused on “economic” issues versus “racial” ones. He rejected identity politics and had virtually no political capital with minorities even after decades in Congress. As a result, he lost Black voters 75–25 and Latino voters 65–35. His backers will point to Sanders winning the youngest overall cohort of people of color, but his turnout rate with this demographic was so poor that it was ultimately irrelevant. The far left uses Clinton’s turnout rates in the general as evidence of her being a “poor” candidate. Why are Bernie’s horrible turnout rates among young people of color not used as evidence of him being a poor candidate that couldn’t connect with Black and Brown voters?"

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"Out of the woods: How Hillary Clinton spent the last 100 days" | NBC News | 04/25/2017

"Out of the woods: How Hillary Clinton spent the last 100 days" | NBC News | 04/25/2017 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee's last hundred days — her first truly retired days in decades — aren't completely a mystery.
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INSIGHT:  "She’s Back: Hillary Clinton’s Last 100 Days -- The former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee's last hundred days — her first truly retired days in decades — aren't completely a mystery."

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MOVIE: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" | HBO FILMS | 04/24/2017

MOVIE: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" | HBO FILMS | 04/24/2017 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Learn more about the HBO Film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah on HBO.com.
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INSIGHT:  "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" -

Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

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"President Obama Hosts a Cinco de Mayo Reception" | The White House | 05/05/16

"President Obama Hosts a Cinco de Mayo Reception" | The White House | 05/05/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
President Obama Hosts a Cinco de Mayo Reception
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"Afeni Shakur, Mother Of Tupac, Dies At 69" | BET | 05/03/16

"Afeni Shakur, Mother Of Tupac, Dies At 69" | BET | 05/03/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Rest in peace.
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....Rest in Peace Our Sister!

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"Spring Stroll 2016 - Hay House" | Hay House Macon | 04/27/16

"Spring Stroll 2016 - Hay House" | Hay House Macon | 04/27/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style, the Hay House is open for museum tours, weddings, and events. Come visit us today!
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...a great idea for a Spring Event in Sparta, Georgia!

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"For once, something genuinely good for the Earth is happening on Earth Day" | Mother Jones | 04/22/16

"For once, something genuinely good for the Earth is happening on Earth Day" | Mother Jones | 04/22/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
World leaders are in New York City to sign the first global agreement on climate change.
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....Signing of The Paris Climate Agreement on Friday was truly a #GaintStepForTheEarth!!

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"The myth of Sanders' November advantage" | Mother Jones Magazine | 04/21/16

"The myth of Sanders' November advantage" | Mother Jones Magazine | 04/21/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
He has yet to fully face the obvious attack.
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......UPDATE: A reader notes that last year Gallup released a poll asking voters about their attitudes regarding political candidates of various races, religions, and beliefs. Over 90 percent said they would be willing to vote for a woman, a black person, a Hispanic, a Jew, or a Catholic. Over 70 percent said the same about a gay or lesbian candidate or an evangelical Christian. Only 60 percent said they would be willing to vote for a Muslim, and 58 percent said they could see themselves casting a ballot for an atheist. The label that fared the worst in this survey was socialist. Forty-seven percent said they would be willing to support a socialist candidate; 50 percent said they would not. Certainly, in the Democratic primary, Sanders has not been hindered by his identification with democratic socialism. But in this poll, only 49 percent of independents said they would not be willing to vote for a socialist. The poll was conducted last June, and it may well be that Sanders' performance in the months since has altered public attitudes toward a socialist candidate. Yet the survey's results do suggest the socialist tag could be a problem for Sanders in a general election.

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"The Racist Roots of Bernie’s Sexist Tree" | Goddess Kerrilyn on Wordpress | 03/15/16

"The Racist Roots of Bernie’s Sexist Tree" | Goddess Kerrilyn on Wordpress | 03/15/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders’ most robust group of supporters is white males, labeled "Bernie Bros" by the Atlantic, and described as “flustered, shouting, white guys.” The Bernie Bros are predominately young, white, liberal males who’ve demonstrated a pattern of sending derogatory and misogynistic messages to Clinton supporters (or anyone who disagrees with Sanders).” The BernieBros express their…
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.......Trump has the KKK and Bernie has the Bernie Bros!!

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"Bernie 2016: Money In, Money Out" | Go Blindly Blog | 03/19/16

"Bernie 2016: Money In, Money Out" | Go Blindly Blog | 03/19/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

"Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate who rails against the corrupting influence of money in politics, is doing very well in soliciting high dollar campaign donations.''

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....Well, Well, "Mr. Get Money Out Of Elections"  seems have a campaign based on getting "lots big money in" but not as "many votes in the ballot box".  Here are some important points to note:

  • The Bernie 2016 PAC has raised over $96 million as of the end of January 2016.Nearly half of those contributions are from people who gave $200 or more;
  • Despite its $96 million haul, the campaign spent $80,729,110 in operating expenses and refunded $880,331 in contributions during this reporting period. Yes, nearly $1 million dollars had to be returned; and
  • The campaign coffers were impacted on February 11 when the FEC found discrepancies in its 2015 filing that included $23 million in unitemized receipts as well as excessive, prohibited or illegal contributions. Two weeks later, a FEC review of Bernie 2016 for January 2016 found another round of campaign finance problems. Excessive and prohibited campaign contributions were again noted.
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"Is She Is Qualified??: Become an official supporter of Hillary 2016 to Say YES." | Hillary For America | 04/08/16

"Is She Is Qualified??: Become an official supporter of Hillary 2016 to Say YES." | Hillary For America | 04/08/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

"Support Hillary Clinton and Democrats up and down the ticket......

Donate today!!"

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.......Support Hillary Clinton and Democrats up and down the ticket.  DONATE  $2.16 or $20.16 or $216.00 or @$2,016 or max-out at $2,700 TODAY!!

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"Funding the Nonprofit Grocery Store: A Variety of Models at Work" | Nonprofit Quarterly | 03/26/16

"Funding the Nonprofit Grocery Store: A Variety of Models at Work" | Nonprofit Quarterly | 03/26/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Rural and metro-urban communities have one thing in common: Both are losing their grocery stores. Many are finding the solution is to be community-owned.
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.....a much needed model to address the "Food Desert Issue" in rural and urban America.

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"Latest Wisconsin Democratic Primary Forecasts" | FiveThirtyEight | 03/30/16

"Latest Wisconsin Democratic Primary Forecasts" | FiveThirtyEight | 03/30/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Polls and predictions for the 2016 Wisconsin Democratic primary: According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Hillary Clinton has a 64% chance of winning the Wisconsin primary.
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......#WisconsinForHillary

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"Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest" | New York Times - Politics | 04/28/2017

"Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest" | New York Times - Politics | 04/28/2017 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The vast majority of benefits would go to the highest earners and largest holders of wealth, analysts said, setting up a battle over the government’s strained resources.
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INSIGHT: "President Trump’s proposal to slash individual and business taxes and erase a surtax that funds the Affordable Care Act would amount to a multitrillion-dollar shift from federal coffers to America’s richest families and their heirs, setting up a politically fraught battle over how best to use the government’s already strained resources.

The outline that Mr. Trump offered on Wednesday — less a tax overhaul plan than a list of costly cuts with no price tags attached, rushed out by a president staring down his 100-day mark in office — calls for tax reductions for individuals of every income level as well as businesses large and small.

But the vast majority of benefits would accrue to the highest earners and largest holders of wealth, according to economists and analysts, accounting for a lopsided portion of the proposal’s costs."

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"New Orleans' Confederate monuments 'aberration ... denial of our history,' Mitch Landrieu says" | The New Orleans Advocate | 04/24/2017

"New Orleans' Confederate monuments 'aberration ... denial of our history,' Mitch Landrieu says" | The New Orleans Advocate | 04/24/2017 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
New Orleans planned to begin removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation
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INSIGHT:  New Orleans planned to begin removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.

Workers were to begin removing the first memorial, one that commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, overnight in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats.

Three other statues to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis will be removed in later days now that legal challenges have been overcome.

 

"There's a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press

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"Trump threatens DEMS: In order to avoid gov shutdown agree to $$ for wall or I withhold ACA funds" | Daily Kos | 04/21/2017

"Trump threatens DEMS: In order to avoid gov shutdown agree to $$ for wall or I withhold ACA funds" | Daily Kos | 04/21/2017 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
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INSIGHT: Trump is "The Art Of The Threat" not the Deal!!

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"Fans flock to the Bell for James Brown Birthday Bash" | Augusta Chronicle | 05/03/16

May 3, 2016 - "Fans flock to the Bell for James Brown Birthday Bash"
Returning for the first time since 2007, the once-annual James Brown Birthday Bash was held at the Bell Auditorium on Tuesday to celebrate the late music icon and featured a reunion of his former band members.
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....Don't forget to check out the Photos from the James Brown Birthday Bash in Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 links in the article.

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"The Case for Universities Paying Reparations to Descendants of Slavery" | Nonprofit Quarterly | 04/27/16

"The Case for Universities Paying Reparations to Descendants of Slavery" | Nonprofit Quarterly | 04/27/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The sensitive and controversial issue of universities’ sordid past dealings with the slave trade is catching the attention of their stakeholder communities, many of which are demanding the universities financially atone for their sins.
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......Looks like my ancestors was the "monetary ivory" that made the Ivory League Universities possible.

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Support Hillary for America | Hillary Clinton | 05/05/16

Support Hillary for America | Hillary Clinton | 05/05/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Hillary Clinton: Donald J. Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. Chip in now if you agree we can't let him become president: Donate today!!

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....."We are gearing up for the General Election!! Donate All You Can Today!! Thank You!!" ---- Franklin Delano Williams

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"Thank Hillary Clinton's Unpledged Delegates Today" | Thank A Delegate | 04/22/16

"Thank Hillary Clinton's Unpledged Delegates Today" | Thank A Delegate | 04/22/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

SUPPORT THE UNPLEDGED DELEGATES: CLICK BELOW TO FIND A DELEGATE FROM YOUR STATE

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.............TODAY's ACTION REQUEST: Unpledged delegates, or “super delegates,” are delegates to the Democratic Convention who are not required to pledge their support to a candidate until the convention. Unpledged delegates are members of the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Governors, Democratic Members of Congress and distinguished party leaders.A large majority of unpledged delegates have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. Unfortunately, many of these delegates have come under attack by supporters of Bernie Sanders as a result. Help push back on these attacks and show your support for those who are supporting Secretary Clinton. Together, we are #BarrierBreakers2016. Share your appreciation on social media today.
 
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"MileIQ is the app I use to log my miles. Try it" | Mile IQ | 04/17/16

"MileIQ is the app I use to log my miles. Try it" | Mile IQ | 04/17/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
MileIQ is the app I use to automatically log my miles for deduction or reimbursement. Use this special link to get a 20% discount on a premium plan!
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.....If you drive for work as an employee, consultant or contract, this is the App for you!  Once you put your vehicle ID in the Ap, all you have to do is have your cell turned on and the "location function" active.  The App records all mile and each stop of the vehicle.  At the end of the day or week you just classify each trip and makes your trip notations.   An ironclad record for your boss, client or the IRS.

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"Infographic: How local governments handle sustainability" | American City & County | 04/06/16

"Infographic: How local governments handle sustainability" | American City & County | 04/06/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
See how nearly 1,900 city and county governments say they handled sustainability measures in their jurisdictions as of 2015.
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.....Using the strategy, "Growing The Bioeconomy", The City of Sparta Georgia has embarked on a process to develop a "Sustainability Roadmap for Small Cities and Towns" over the next five years. Take a look at our Press Conference and March Mayor's Newsletter over on our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/CityOfSpartaGeorgia/

 

IMPACT: This Is Going To Be A Game Changer For Small Town Rural America!!  #GrowingTheBioEconomy  #CreatingRuralJobs  #MakingSmallTownsSustainable

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"Click here to support MIP Summer Intensive 2016 by Morgan Bobrow-Williams" | GoFundMe | 04/08/16

"Click here to support MIP Summer Intensive 2016  by Morgan Bobrow-Williams" | GoFundMe | 04/08/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
MIP Summer Intensive 2016 by Morgan Bobrow-Williams - Hello all, My name is Morgan Bobrow-Williams and I am 19 years old and currently residing in New York City. I am a dancer in my second year in the Marymount Manhattan Dance Program. Recently I auditioned and was accepted to Movement Invention Project (MIP) an amazing three week summer danc
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......Hello All Our Social Media Family and Friends,
Our son, Morgan Bobrow-Williams, a dancer in his second year in the Marymount Manhattan Dance Program.

Recently he auditioned and was accepted to Movement Invention Project (MIP), an amazing three week summer dance program held in NYC. This program, which is heavily based in improvisational techniques, will give him the tools and provide the platform he needs to further develop himself as a dancer and choreographer. He will also have the opportunity to work with notable professional choreographers/dancers.

 

We Thank You For Your Support!

 

Frank and Sarah

 

 

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VIDEO: "First Lady visits Burke County to promote healthy living" | WRDW TV | 04/07/16

VIDEO: "First Lady visits Burke County to promote healthy living" | WRDW TV | 04/07/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
First Lady and NBC's Al Roker visiting the school known to serve fresh and locally grown foods for lunch every day.
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.....First Lady Michelle Obama and NBC's Al Roker visiting Burke County Middle School known to serve fresh and locally grown foods for lunch every day.

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"It’s Really Hard To Get Bernie Sanders 988 More Delegates" || Nate Silver | 03/30/16

"It’s Really Hard To Get Bernie Sanders 988 More Delegates" || Nate Silver | 03/30/16 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
After a trio of landslide wins in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii on Saturday — the best single day of his campaign — Bernie Sanders narrowed his delegate deficit with Hillary Clinton. But he still has a lot of work to do. Sanders trails Clinton by 228 pledged delegates and will need 988 more — a bit under 57 percent of those available — to finish with the majority.
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....#FeelTheMathBernie!!

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