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I am watching the Trump rally in Tampa, Florida. I decided to check if CNN and...

MSNBC are broadcasting it live.

Of course not. I guess it doesn’t fit their agenda.

Once again Trump is speaking to a very large and very enthusiastic crowd.

How the Democratic Party has changed over the years. Bill Clinton in 1995 on Illegal immigration. ..

Here is how I feel about Facebook and Google. ...

Lots of empty seats at the NFL games I've watched today on the last game of the regular season.

Must be due to all the cold weather caused by climate change. For some reason the commentator on the following video feels the lack of fans has something to do with a boycott.

Are formatting tags ever going to be restored in this forum?

I notice they were on our sister site a long time ago.

If there are no plans to restore them then simply remove them.

If Trump is so damn unpopular why can't the DNC raise more money than the RNC?

DNC adds to debt after falling behind RNC in June fundraising
BY JOSH DELK - 07/21/17 12:23 PM EDT

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) added $200,000 to their now $3.3 million debt in June, according to the most recent Federal Election Commission report, falling further behind Republican fundraising efforts.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) outpaced the Democrats in fundraising in June by over $8 million, raising a staggering $13.5 million compared to the DNC's $5.5 million.

Unlike the Republican's debt-free committee, the DNC typically goes into debt during election seasons, but it currently remains far behind the GOP financially.

The DNC has $7.5 million on hand, after a string of losses to Republicans in special congressional elections, including the race for Georgia's 6th District, which broke fundraising records to become the most expensive congressional race. The RNC has $44.7 million in cash on-hand, according to the filings.

Senate Democrats are preparing for the 2018 midterm election, where 25 of the 34 seats up for reelection are currently held by Democrats.
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/343134-dnc-finishes-june-with-poor-fundraising-adds-to-debt

Could Bill be Hillary's pick for VP?

Two Presidents in the White House?
By SALLY BEDELL SMITH
Updated Dec. 11, 2007 12:01 a.m. ET

***snip***

We now face the extraordinary possibility of having two presidents in the White House who are married to each other. That prospect is something that never occurred to our nation's founders, and is only now beginning to catch the attention of the public, with Hillary Clinton's position as front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Imagine being asked to serve as her running mate, knowing that her husband would be far more influential than any vice president. What would a potential secretary of state face now that Sen. Clinton has already said she would use her husband as ambassador to the world? As a former president, would Mr. Clinton read the daily intelligence briefing? His unofficial portfolio would potentially overlap with everyone in authority, without his being subject to Senate confirmation.

The federal anti-nepotism law enacted in December 1967 -- partly as a reaction to John F. Kennedy's appointment of his brother Robert as attorney general -- prohibits any official in the three branches of government, including the president, from appointing a relative to a job over which that official has authority or control. This means Mr. Clinton could not be a cabinet secretary or an ambassador, or White House chief of staff. His role would be necessarily ambiguous. At a time when voters are crying out for more openness in government, such an arrangement raises questions about transparency and accountability.

While Mr. Clinton's return to the West Wing wouldn't directly violate the 22nd Amendment -- designed to limit a president to two terms in office -- it has significant implications because of the unusual nature of Bill and Hillary Clinton's marriage, which is such a deeply entwined political duopoly that "it has always been hard to distinguish who played what role," according to their longtime friend Mickey Kantor.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB119734264023820435

Bill Clinton for Vice President

By LeftOfYou
2016/04/22 · 15:47

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Obviously, Hillary Clinton needs to pick Bill Clinton as her Vice President. You say she can’t do that? Oh yes she can, brothers and sisters. Let’s look at the pertinent language of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which applies to such questions:



No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

You’ll see that there is nothing here to interfere with anyone ever running for Vice President, no matter their previous service as President. Likewise, nothing in the Amendment interferes with the succession of a Vice President to the Presidency, otherwise than through election to the office. So a Vice President Bill Clinton could legally succeed a deceased, incapacitated or impeached Hillary Clinton, and the 22nd Amendment would have no effect other than to forbid him to later seek reelection.

A Vice President Bill Clinton would also be a virtually impregnable firewall protecting Hillary Clinton from impeachment by Republicans. Bill Clinton for Vice President is a no brainer.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/4/22/1518872/-Bill-Clinton-for-Vice-President


If Hillary were to pick Bill as her VP this would be an extremely interesting and historic election.


Does anyone here shave with a double edged safety razor? ...

(Of course that includes ladies as they shave their legs and other parts of their bodies.)

I started with a DE safety razor as a teenager (age 12, I have a heavy beard.) A year ago I decided to try this old "outdated" technology once again as I found Gillette Fusion 5 blade cartridges extremely expensive. I also tended to use one beyond where it started to lose its sharpness rather than replace it. Shaving was just a pain in the butt to me.

I was suprised to find there were a lot a newly manufactured DE safety razors available and the blades for them are dirt cheap I decided to buy an Edwin Jagger DE89 for $32 from Amazon.com (the cost of a pack of 8 Gillette Fusion blades).




I pay anywhere from $0.05 to $0.38 per blade in packs of 100. I can usually get 2 to 7 shaves from one blade depending on the make.


I found going back to the old style of shaving very easy. Perhaps it's something like riding a bike and once you learn you can't forget. Still I feel a person who had never tried this type of wet shaving could easily pick the technique up simply by watching the YouTube videos on the net. The secret is simply not to use excessive pressure but to let the weight of the razor do the work.

Well shaving has now turned into a hobby and I have five DE safety razors. I now actually look forward to shaving instead of avoiding it. I also find that I get as good a shave or better with a safety razor as I do with a five blade cartridge razor.

I find myself wondering what happens if officer Wilson is arrested and tried for the murder ...

of Michael Brown and the jury finds enough reasonable doubt to rule that he is not guilty.

Questions I ask myself while watching coverage of the Gaza War. ...

If Israel would stop it's efforts to attack Hamas, would Hamas continue to launch rockets into Israel until the Iron Dome ran out of missiles to intercept them?

If the IDF does manage to destroy all the tunnels from Gaza into Israel, what would stop the terrorists from digging more.

Is it possible that if Israel continues to level the Gaza Strip it could lead to a uprising in the West Bank or a larger regional conflict?

If the war in Gaza continues for more months at the same rate, could all the civilian deaths and especially the death of innocent children cause the United Sates to reduce or stop military aid to Israel?

Is the Israeli military strong enough to win another war similiar to the Six-Day War?

Six-Day War (June 1967) - Fought between Israel and Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The nations of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria, and others also contributed troops and arms to the Arab forces. Following the war, the territory held by Israel expanded significantly ("The Purple Line") : The West Bank (including East Jerusalem) from Jordan, Golan Heights from Syria, Sinai and Gaza from Egypt.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_Israel

If there were to be a major war between Israel and its neighbors supported by other nations such as Russia, would Christians feel this was Armageddon?

Israel is widely assumed to have nuclear weapons. Let's assume this is true and Israel decided to give up its nuclear deterrent and Iran was able to develop nuclear weapons and the means to attack Israel with them. Would Iran wipe Israel off the face of the earth?

Is a two-state solution with an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel even possible and would it actually result in peace?

Finally will the State of Israel still exist in 20 or 30 years?

I don't really have any good answers to these questions.
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