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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In this day and age, Hilary should know that someone is going to do a montage of all her lies...this is pretty awesome, especially the gay marriage and progressive v. moderate lies.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Michael Bloomberg and Charles Koch: During college commencement season, it is traditional for speakers to offer words of advice to the graduating class. But this year the two of us -- who don't see eye to eye on every issue -- believe that the most urgent advice we can offer is actually to college presidents, boards, administrators and faculty. Our advice is this: Stop stifling free speech and coddling intolerance for controversial ideas, which are crucial to a college education -- as well as to human happiness and progress. read more


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Also, can you imagine a Democratic nominee with ties to Russia

No need to imagine it, from Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal NY Times April 23, 2015:

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One's chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation's donors.

Simple math tells me that the Clinton's foundation/individually received $2.8M from the Russians.

AU and Syco, you missed this poll:

USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak tracking poll:

Trump 43% Clinton 40%

From the LA Times:

The Daybreak tracking poll differs from traditional polls in two major respects. Rather than questioning a different group of respondents for each poll, the survey relies on a panel, currently consisting of about 3,000 people recruited at random to represent U.S. households.

The panel is part of a larger Understanding America Study conducted by USC's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. The election survey is being done in partnership with The Times and USC's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.

Because of the panel design, "we have the same people every time, so changes in the poll are really people changing their minds," rather than the result of variations in who answers a particular survey, said Arie Kapteyn, the director of the USC Dornsife center, who pioneered the approach for the 2012 election while at Rand Corp.

The panel design typically shows less volatility than traditional polls. Four years ago, it proved more accurate than most other surveys in forecasting the election result, although "maybe that was beginner's luck," Kapteyn said.

The other major difference is that the poll, using a 1-to-100 scale, asks respondents to say what the chance is that they will vote as well as the chance that they will cast a ballot for Clinton, for Trump or for another candidate. The results are weighted based on those probabilities, so that a voter who is 100% sure of his or her choice has more impact on the forecast than one who is 60% sure.

That approach is one way to resolve "one of the biggest problems that polls have – deciding who is going to vote," Kapteyn said.

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