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  2. This is great news and even if he doesnt win he will definitely further progressive issues in the election!
  3. Today Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for US president in 2020! Bernie Sanders made the announcement on Vermont Public Radio: Sanders also said he is running to oppose Donald Trump and to enact universal health care coverage, a $15 minimum wage and reducing student debt — all policies that he championed in 2016. Shortly afterwards this campaign video was posted online: Go, Bernie, Go! 😊
  4. Now, this is infuriating! An 11 year old black boy refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in school (which is perfectly fine and legal). But when he did, his teacher told him to leave America and to go back to Africa. The teacher then had him arrested for being disobedient. Boy, 11, arrested after refusing to recite 'racist' Pledge of Allegiance WWW.YAHOO.COM "I want the charges dropped and I want the school to be held accountable," Dhakira Talbot said of her son's arrest at the Florida school. The teacher was a substitute teacher and claimed to police that the child made a threat. Now the school says "We are looking into this matter, but this individual will no longer be allowed to substitute at any of our schools." Despite this, the kid was suspended by the school for three days. Mother Upset After Son Kicked Out of Class Over Pledge of Allegiance WWW.BAYNEWS9.COM The mother and student spoke to Spectrum Bay News 9 The US is truly the land of the free! /s
  5. Oh man oh man! Bernie Sanders has apparently recorded a new campaign video in which he says he is running for president in 2020, Politico reports. Go get em, Bernie!
  6. Well, would you look at that, a story about Bernie Sanders, the most popular politician in the US right now, possibly announcing he's running for president in the 2020 election just dropped last night. A Politico story from earlier this January shows that the Bernie campaign is already staffing up and preparing for an even bigger digital election campaign than last time around when his campaign absolutely crushed everyone else on social media. I'm sure the Trump campaign are shitting their pants right now because as you might remember, and as Salon rightly points out, Bernie Sanders would have easily beaten Trump in an election. Are you feeling the Bern (again)?
  7. For a long time, FBI considered the famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. to be a threat to national security and frequently investigated him for unfounded communist ties and had him under constant surveillance. "We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro and national security," FBI Domestic Intelligence Chief William Sullivan wrote in a memo two days after MLK delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. In their efforts to discredit MLK and his civil rights work, the FBI sent a letter to MLK and his family urging him to kill himself or they would release information on his extramarital affairs to the public, which they had gathered while surveilling him. Read the letter the FBI sent MLK to try to convince him to kill himself:
  8. We all know that Donald Trump is a big liar, but Trump is actually more than a liar, he is a pathological liar. In fact, Trump lied and/or made "false and misleading claims" more than 8000 times during his first two years as President. And he continues to lie unabated. During his first year as president, Trump averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day. And during his second year, Trump made nearly 16.5 false or misleading statements (read: lies) every single day. President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years WWW.WASHINGTONPOST.COM That's insane!
  9. My mouth literally dropped when I read those numbers. It's a good thing I know nothing about the stock market. I'm always looking for ways to make money and this would easily be one of them if I knew what I was doing. I would guarantee lose way more than I win though.
  10. The US can become a full democracy again, no doubt about it. But I don't think we will be able to do it as long as Trump is our president. We need someone who would actually take us in that direction. He won't.
  11. @NickJ yeah, I agree with you, Trump isn't doing much good for democracy - in fact, he is doing quite the opposite! But this report also highlights the fact that people in the US are losing faith in their political system and the two political parties that dominate the political landscape in the US. And we can't blame that on Trump because according to this report, it's a problem that's been ongoing for quite some time.
  12. In my opinion, Trump is doing his best to use certain tools to pull America away from being run like a true democracy. While I believe America will always remain as a true democracy, Trump is the most undemocratic president we've had in awhile. Hence the results of this study.
  13. Last year, and for the first time, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which publishes annual reports on the development of democracy, demoted the US from a full democracy to a flawed democracy. CNBC reported on this story: And apparently, Americans can't blame it all on Trump. The US has been on the brink of becoming a flawed democracy for several years, and it would have slipped below 8.0 no matter the election result in 2016. Instead, the EIU says dwindling trust in the US political system, the government and its elected representatives are the cause for the US becoming a flawed democracy. What are your thoughts on this story? Can the US become a full democracy again, or is it going to slip further down in democracy rankings?
  14. So is it safe to say to avoid those related to "Trump News" for now and look for IPO's or maybe into the smaller markets? With the current trend of the market nowadays, its quite difficult to speculate where it'll end up. Can't even say when a bear or a bull will show up. Might just end up doing day trading.
  15. The stock market always has fluctuations so it is not unheard of that this would happen. I think that there are several people who have seen this coming. It may not be a catrosphic event but just normal growing pains so we will see how this plays out in the future. I am guessing the market will continue to grow.
  16. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-dow-jones-stock-market-falls-20180205-story.html Looks like we are finally seeing some of the market corrections that people have been waiting for. To be fair, the Dow Jones is still about 4,000 points above where it was at this time last year. The stock market was one of the few places where Trumpists claimed victory (despite not actually having much directly to do with this phenomenon) and it will be interesting to see if this trend continues and how it affects his remaining base. Some on the right are chiding liberals for being too alarmist (and getting too excited) over this drop, and fully anticipate that the market will continue to grow at unsustainable rates.
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