NanuqoftheNorth

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  1. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    The 1984 elections were considered the fairest and freest elections Nicaragua had experienced in over 50 years. 
    I don't recall corrupt elections being a big issue as long as those in power served the purposes of American corporate interests over those of the Nicaraguan people.
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  2. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Steph Curry Charlotte Hornet?   

    Until the Hornets demonstrate the capability to contend for a playoff spot on a regular basis it is difficult to imagine any top tier talent subjecting themselves to what has to be an extremely aggravating situation in Charlotte for the players. 
    Short of that occurring, the only way I envision any possibility of Steph playing here is just prior to his retirement.
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  3. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    That somehow seems eerily familiar. 
    Guess which American party has only won the popular vote for president once since 1990?
    No wonder republican controlled legislatures around the country are doing everything in their power to limit opportunities for minorities to vote.
    Voter suppression? 
    The Sandinistas and GOP apparently share much in common.
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  4. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    If you are a peasant in Nicaragua or Cuba... yes.
    Hence Bernie Sanders statement in your OP.
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  5. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    Below is the textbook definition of Nicaragua prior to the Sandinistas overthrowing the Somoza family in 1979.  A family that had been in power since 1936.
    American corporations and a few local plutocrats, got filthy rich off the slave labor of the vast majority of Nicaraguans.  For decades the American government didn't give a damn about the Nicaraguan people.  Just as long as the Somoza family remained loyal to the US and our corporations, it was all good.
    The Carter Administration cut off economic support to Nicaragua in 1979 because of the Somoza regime's rampant human rights violations and corruption.  Once US support was withheld the Somoza's were soon out of power.
    Finally, the Nicaraguan people had a government that better represented their interests.  Housing, medical care and education were priorities instead of enrichment of a few plutocrats and big American corporations.
    Of course that was heresy to the Reagan administration that was soon to come to power.
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  6. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    Correct:  We've got the foxes watching the hen house.
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  7. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    Not a Dem.
    I've condemned what Hillary has done as it appears to conflict with the law in an attempt to obscure her political communications.  I also condemn what Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Sara Palin have done to hide their political correspondence from the public.
    Bottom Line:  Both parties are doing it. 
    I suspect that is why all these high profile politicians are able to get away with it so easily. 
    What the GOP is attempting to do in Wisconsin makes the situation worse, not better.  Notice how they are all evasive and secret about the source of the legislation.  None of them want to be held responsible for their willful actions to eliminate the public's ability to monitor their activities.  A fine example of crony politicians attempting to protect their crony puppet masters legislation from public scrutiny.
    These two parties need to go.
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  8. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    I am convinced the reason Hillary is able to skirt the rules so easily is that many other politicians are doing similar things when it comes to political correspondence.
    For instance:  Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Sara Palin are all known to have taken similar actions to hide their political correspondence while in office.
    Politicians self policing is not a good idea, especially when most of them lack the integrity to do so.
    The answer for anyone that cares about public transparency is not to further weaken public oversight as the GOP is attempting to do in Wisconsin. 
    The answer is to revamp the oversight process so the likelihood that lawbreakers will be held responsible for their actions is increased.
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  9. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    Lack of public transparency seems to be the goal of our elected officials as they become less and less servants of the voter's interests and more and more the servant of private interests.
    It is long past time for serious campaign finance reform that includes limits on contributions and a full public accounting of where those funds came from.
    28th Amendment
    http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th
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  10. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    Margaret Thatcher commenting on the length of British general election campaigns in 1997: "Three weeks is long enough."
    https://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2011/12/protracted-presidential-campaigns-damage-our-electoral-process
     
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  11. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic I like bodycam's.... cops don't get enough credit   

    He was suspected of stealing a case of beer from Walmart.  Would your training as an LEO require you to frisk him upon first encounter or after escorting him from the Applebee's?
    This fellow seems to have had a lot of personal issues long before the police officers entered the picture.  Watching the video it appears he may have had a death wish.
     
     
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  12. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Whispers going around that US might create new alternative currency   


     
     
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  13. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    I'm sure that had nothing to do with the fact that the largest economic power in the world (who happens to be located right next door) imposed an economic embargo against Cuba for the last 50 years?
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  14. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    Except for the fact that it isn't.
    High ranking members of Reagan's administration were charged by an independent council of funding an illegal counter-insurgency in Nicaragua with sales of military weapons to Iran and illegal drug proceeds from Central American dictators.
    Benghazi?
    Still nothing more than a right wing wet dream.
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  15. NanuqoftheNorth added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    The most corrupt presidential administration in US history based on legal convictions is Ronald Reagan's. 
    That unenviable title is due in large part to Iran-Contra. 
    The Reagan administration's attempt to destabilize Nicaragua with a CIA organized militia funded with illegal drug money and arm sales to Iran after the US Congress refused to fund the counter insurgency.
    It is a shameful chapter of American history.  However, if those on the right want to clearly show younger Americans how corrupt the GOP's anointed saint is, by all means, bring up Iran Contra once again.
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