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Just One Week After Trump Rolled Back Safety Measures, Chemical Plant Explosion Rocks Texas Town

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Bernie Sanders hasn’t changed — and his supporters love that

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SALEM — On a recent afternoon in Salem, Senator Bernie Sanders tackled an enthusiastic selfie line with workmanlike fortitude. The 78-year-old senator remained in the exact same spot, in front of a large blue and white “Bernie” sign, as young and old supporters flocked to take Instagrammable photos with him. With each admirer, he nodded curtly, put his left arm around whoever showed up, smiled briefly for the camera, and stood by for the next.

Sanders introduced the selfie line in the spring, presumably hoping to match the buzz that Senator Elizabeth Warren has generated with her own lines. But his approach to the 2019 phenomenon illustrates an essential fact about him: Sure, he will tweak his events slightly. He will pose for “fun” photos. He will tweet if he must. But at his core, he is the same democratic socialist who ran for mayor of Burlington in the 1980s and for the Democratic nomination in 2016. He is who he is, and you know who he is, no matter how many Instagram filters you impose upon him.

That lack of modification or compromise is a major draw for his fiercest supporters, and even for those who may not have supported him in the past, now that he is in a tight four-way contest in New Hampshire.

“He’s had the same principles his whole life,” said Patty Pagels, 54, who lives in Hampton and was volunteering at the Salem event.

The question now is whether those lifelong principles will be enough to sustain Sanders as he faces a packed primary field and tough questions about his health (he recently had a heart attack) and his age.

His supporters remain unfazed by the challenges ahead. Pagels acknowledged that Warren, who was a registered Republican before she said she became political, had a life story more similar to her own — Pagels was once a Libertarian. Even so, she values Sanders’ consistency.

She brought her friend, Chris Dowd, 68, to the event; Dowd was still exploring her options but had a Sanders volunteer badge safety-pinned to her turtleneck.

“I believe he’s honest and genuine,” said Dowd, who voted in the Republican primary in 2016, for John Kasich. She disagrees with Sanders’ pro-choice stance, but in this election, she was just longing for someone who would do what he or she said.

“What we need now is integrity, almost more than anything else,” Dowd said.

Some diehard Sanders supporters are eager to declare how far back their allegiance to the senator extends.

“Senator Sanders, I’ve been waiting since 2012, when I first discovered you, for you to run for president,” said Barb Hynes, 38, during a town hall in Concord. In an interview, she said Sanders had long been “consistent with his stances on the right side of history.”

That history has even become a selling point for Sanders merchandise. Ashley Morgan, a vendor outside the Salem event who is not affiliated with the campaign, said her best-selling T-shirt is one that shows a much-younger Bernie Sanders getting arrested at a civil rights protest in 1963.

In such a crowded field, other candidates might tiptoe carefully around the egos of notoriously fussy New Hampshire primary voters while parrying questions. But Sanders doesn’t tend to treat attendees with that “customer is always right” philosophy. When voters stood up to ask questions at the Concord town hall, he often cut them off gruffly before they were done and sometimes chastised them for not fully understanding a specific policy.

“Jeff, thanks for the question,” he said, as Jeff continued speaking.

Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in 2016 and is now statistically tied for first place in the state with Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and former vice president Joe Biden, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely voters there.

Despite the tough competition, Sanders is in a strong position: He boasts more loyal supporters than the others, with 64 percent of his voters saying that are firmly committed to him, and he also had more money on hand than any other candidate at the end of September — almost $34 million. He has raised the most from individual contributions, reaching 4 million individual donations earlier this month.

Some voters in Concord and Salem said Elizabeth Warren was a close second choice. But they cited Sanders’ long leftist history and his movement-building as reasons to support him instead.

“She’s not super grass roots,” said Manda Ngin, 22. “She’s like, ‘Oh, I can save us all.’ Bernie’s more [about] solidarity.”

At the Concord town hall, Sanders touched on his greatest policy hits — tuition-free public college, Medicare for All, a transition to a green economy (noting that climate change is “the biggest threat facing not just the country but the planet”) and pointed out that many of those ideas, which he once touted alone, have now made it into the Democratic mainstream.

That kind of credibility seems to appeal especially to young people, who see the senator’s long-running commitment to the same beliefs as reassuring, a kind of insurance against being tricked. Nearly one in three New Hampshire voters under 35 said they supported Sanders, according to the latest Suffolk/Globe poll.

“In the years he’s been in Congress and in the Senate and as mayor, which is longer than I’ve been alive,” he has always worked “for the people,” Keith Yergeau, 34, said after the Concord event.

Yergeau, who is currently unemployed, drives around town in a Mazda 3 fully wrapped in Bernie 2020 vinyl. He was an enthusiastic volunteer for Barack Obama back in the day, but after knocking doors and registering voters for the former president, he ended up feeling that Obama’s policies were too similar to those of George W. Bush — too friendly to Wall Street.

“President Obama, I worked very hard for you, and I tried to convince a great many people that you were different,” Yergeau said. “Looking back, I can see that I was hoodwinked.”

As a Sanders supporter, he now knows exactly what he’s getting.

“I have not found anyone who is currently running as worthy of my vote,” Yergeau said. “Except for Bernie.”

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Bernie Sanders hasn’t changed — and his supporters love that

Westlake Legal Group 3Vcclv_Pg4tZWGDxS4yJ-bbRuyg0zwluXiNtT7A5tus Bernie Sanders hasn’t changed — and his supporters love that r/politics

SALEM — On a recent afternoon in Salem, Senator Bernie Sanders tackled an enthusiastic selfie line with workmanlike fortitude. The 78-year-old senator remained in the exact same spot, in front of a large blue and white “Bernie” sign, as young and old supporters flocked to take Instagrammable photos with him. With each admirer, he nodded curtly, put his left arm around whoever showed up, smiled briefly for the camera, and stood by for the next.

Sanders introduced the selfie line in the spring, presumably hoping to match the buzz that Senator Elizabeth Warren has generated with her own lines. But his approach to the 2019 phenomenon illustrates an essential fact about him: Sure, he will tweak his events slightly. He will pose for “fun” photos. He will tweet if he must. But at his core, he is the same democratic socialist who ran for mayor of Burlington in the 1980s and for the Democratic nomination in 2016. He is who he is, and you know who he is, no matter how many Instagram filters you impose upon him.

That lack of modification or compromise is a major draw for his fiercest supporters, and even for those who may not have supported him in the past, now that he is in a tight four-way contest in New Hampshire.

“He’s had the same principles his whole life,” said Patty Pagels, 54, who lives in Hampton and was volunteering at the Salem event.

The question now is whether those lifelong principles will be enough to sustain Sanders as he faces a packed primary field and tough questions about his health (he recently had a heart attack) and his age.

His supporters remain unfazed by the challenges ahead. Pagels acknowledged that Warren, who was a registered Republican before she said she became political, had a life story more similar to her own — Pagels was once a Libertarian. Even so, she values Sanders’ consistency.

She brought her friend, Chris Dowd, 68, to the event; Dowd was still exploring her options but had a Sanders volunteer badge safety-pinned to her turtleneck.

“I believe he’s honest and genuine,” said Dowd, who voted in the Republican primary in 2016, for John Kasich. She disagrees with Sanders’ pro-choice stance, but in this election, she was just longing for someone who would do what he or she said.

“What we need now is integrity, almost more than anything else,” Dowd said.

Some diehard Sanders supporters are eager to declare how far back their allegiance to the senator extends.

“Senator Sanders, I’ve been waiting since 2012, when I first discovered you, for you to run for president,” said Barb Hynes, 38, during a town hall in Concord. In an interview, she said Sanders had long been “consistent with his stances on the right side of history.”

That history has even become a selling point for Sanders merchandise. Ashley Morgan, a vendor outside the Salem event who is not affiliated with the campaign, said her best-selling T-shirt is one that shows a much-younger Bernie Sanders getting arrested at a civil rights protest in 1963.

In such a crowded field, other candidates might tiptoe carefully around the egos of notoriously fussy New Hampshire primary voters while parrying questions. But Sanders doesn’t tend to treat attendees with that “customer is always right” philosophy. When voters stood up to ask questions at the Concord town hall, he often cut them off gruffly before they were done and sometimes chastised them for not fully understanding a specific policy.

“Jeff, thanks for the question,” he said, as Jeff continued speaking.

Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in 2016 and is now statistically tied for first place in the state with Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and former vice president Joe Biden, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely voters there.

Despite the tough competition, Sanders is in a strong position: He boasts more loyal supporters than the others, with 64 percent of his voters saying that are firmly committed to him, and he also had more money on hand than any other candidate at the end of September — almost $34 million. He has raised the most from individual contributions, reaching 4 million individual donations earlier this month.

Some voters in Concord and Salem said Elizabeth Warren was a close second choice. But they cited Sanders’ long leftist history and his movement-building as reasons to support him instead.

“She’s not super grass roots,” said Manda Ngin, 22. “She’s like, ‘Oh, I can save us all.’ Bernie’s more [about] solidarity.”

At the Concord town hall, Sanders touched on his greatest policy hits — tuition-free public college, Medicare for All, a transition to a green economy (noting that climate change is “the biggest threat facing not just the country but the planet”) and pointed out that many of those ideas, which he once touted alone, have now made it into the Democratic mainstream.

That kind of credibility seems to appeal especially to young people, who see the senator’s long-running commitment to the same beliefs as reassuring, a kind of insurance against being tricked. Nearly one in three New Hampshire voters under 35 said they supported Sanders, according to the latest Suffolk/Globe poll.

“In the years he’s been in Congress and in the Senate and as mayor, which is longer than I’ve been alive,” he has always worked “for the people,” Keith Yergeau, 34, said after the Concord event.

Yergeau, who is currently unemployed, drives around town in a Mazda 3 fully wrapped in Bernie 2020 vinyl. He was an enthusiastic volunteer for Barack Obama back in the day, but after knocking doors and registering voters for the former president, he ended up feeling that Obama’s policies were too similar to those of George W. Bush — too friendly to Wall Street.

“President Obama, I worked very hard for you, and I tried to convince a great many people that you were different,” Yergeau said. “Looking back, I can see that I was hoodwinked.”

As a Sanders supporter, he now knows exactly what he’s getting.

“I have not found anyone who is currently running as worthy of my vote,” Yergeau said. “Except for Bernie.”

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I’m Robert Lawton, progressive Independent running for Congress in CA-04 against Republican incumbent Tom “McTrump” McClintock. AMA!

I think most people in this area are sick & tired of politics as usual, and we all have common ground on certain issues ( ex; roughly 70% of Americans support stuff like universal healthcare, sensible gun control measures like background checks etc.) + the fact that I’m not allied with either party, & am running as an Independent (or NPP in the local parlance) is, I think, helpful.

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New documents show Trump kept 2 sets of books for his biggest property in Manhattan, pointing to potential financial fraud

Westlake Legal Group H6a8NLxC6_wUFqi2Fm2qhdUQLw57vUKsvRxDL4LrwYk New documents show Trump kept 2 sets of books for his biggest property in Manhattan, pointing to potential financial fraud r/politics

Not a CPA but I do work in Finance. It is standard practice to have two sets of “books” in the mutual fund industry, one we call the “Accounting Book of Record” and the other is the “Investment Book of Record”. The ABOR is what the true value of the fund is, including receivable and payables. The IBOR reflects what securities are literally currently being held, even though some of those securities may have already been sold but just haven’t been delivered yet (or vice versa that we’ve bought some security but it hasn’t been delivered to us yet).

It’s important to look at differences between the books and reconcile them with each other. While they will never match completely unless it’s a really simple fund with no activity in it, we want to be sure the differences are for legitimate reasons. For example, I mentioned sold securities hat haven’t been delivered yet. Another example is a dividend earned but not received yet, or some other type of corporate action.

Now that is how it works for mutual funds, but I can’t be sure how it works for real estate. In that real estate can have a very extended period of time between when a deal is struck and when delivery of the asset occurs, it might be standard practice there too to keep track of both. If you have 100 properties in your portfolio, and another 25 that you’ve agreed to terms to purchase, 15 that you’ve agreed to terms to sell, and the finalization of those 35 deals has not gone through yet, you’d probably want to track both what you believe your portfolio is worth given all the deals get finalized but also what you literally currently fully own.

Then again, it could be that he was using a different set of books to commit fraud by lying to the taxman. I don’t know. I’d have to know more about the books and what he was using them for.

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Trump Has Begun the Process of Selling Out Rudy Giuliani. It might not make a difference, but anyone still arguing for the defense on Ukraine now looks even dumber.

Westlake Legal Group RgIPGrDh7eqgYO82cRca-9ito0P45fjXLGQZtE4_hf0 Trump Has Begun the Process of Selling Out Rudy Giuliani. It might not make a difference, but anyone still arguing for the defense on Ukraine now looks even dumber. r/politics

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Trump Knew There Was a Whistleblower When He Suddenly Released Military Aid to Ukraine

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I appreciate the sentiment re: judges. But let’s not venture into this fantasy world where Trump actually picked any of these people. He was/is given names, and he nominates them. That is the entire extent of his involvement in this process, and that is likely the key part of the deal with him and GOP leaders like McConnell.

That, and the fact that Trump is such an effective buffer for the GOP. He gets to say all the racist shit they can only dogwhistle about, and they get to signal their support for those ideas to their base via support for Trump. When confronted about his most heinous shit, they can just say, “I clearly don’t agree with everything he says, but it’s better than the socialist Dems!” And that’s good enough for most right-leaning moderates.

Donald Trump neither knows nor cares about the significance of the judiciary… or anything about governing, for that matter. Every single second of this man’s life–every thought he has and every action he takes–is about himself. The Republican Party doesn’t matter, the United States doesn’t matter, only his image and ego.

At this point, there are only 2 viable options for the GOP:

1.) Protect Trump. He is leading a cult of people who used to identify politically as Republicans first, but now associate their entire political identity with him.

2.) Ditch Trump, lose power in the short term, but save the party in the long-term.

Now, the second option would obviously be the smartest because Trump won’t be around forever regardless of what happens in this impeachment, and when he’s gone, there will be a natural slump in engagement among his cult followers. Combine that with changing demographics, and the lifespan of the GOP in its current form is in its end-stage.

They’re not going to do this because they know what happens the moment they lose power. The Democrats will begin systematically dismantling all the mechanisms the Republicans have put in place to maintain minority control of government. Starting with election security and campaign finance reform. And if Democrats can implement even a modest amount of the platform, the American people will begin reaping the benefits almost immediately.

So, the GOP is in desperation mode. In many ways, their flailing and lying and justifications of Trump’s crimes are a good sign for the future. They wouldn’t be doing this on this scale if they felt like they had literally any other viable option to stay in power. It’s a Hail Mary pass and they’re down 8-points instead of 7, so they have to pull off a miracle and get the 2-point conversion to even just tie the game.

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Mia Farrow Resurfaces Photo Of Trump’s Sons Posing With Dead Leopard As Animal Cruelty Becomes Federal Crime

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Mandatory disclaimer: Fuck the Trumps.

Here’s the thing though… The animals hunted by these people are usually already in protection because they are endangered to some degree. Older males that can no longer reproduce become a threat to others in captivity or on the sanctuaries. They can’t impregnate the females, but they’ll still challenge/kill the young males in competition for a mate. This is a threat to the species in and of itself and hinders the conservation efforts.

Two things can be done with these animals (again, older males). They can either be released from the sanctioned area to be hunted and torn apart by lions or other predators because of their age, or they can be hunted by millionaires, the received fees of which go to further conservation, and the meat of which goes to impoverished people in the area.

I don’t necessarily support the practice, but it’s the best thing in a bad situation.

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Trump Tax Records Reveal New Inconsistencies — This Time for Trump Tower

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Nunes now implicated in Ukraine scandal

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