20 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is The One To Beat Trump In 2020 (*Backed By Data)
He’s on track to win the 2020 primaries.
If New Hampshire’s 2020 primary were held tomorrow, polls show Bernie Sanders edging out former VP Joe Biden by 7 points. But Sanders is more than the frontrunner in the first scheduled primary of 2020, he also has a higher probability of defeating Donald Trump than any other potential candidate. According to the most recent polls, Sanders commands the largest lead over Trump, followed by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.
2. He’s the most likely to win the Electoral College.
Most notably, Sanders can capture the must-win battleground states that Clinton failed to. In 2016, he upset Clinton in both Michigan and Wisconsin, which in the general election she desperately needed to win, but capitulated. Sanders would have won both states, as he did in the primaries. After all, he defeated Clinton by a total of 152,337 votes in Michigan and Wisconsin. Clinton lost both to Trump by a total of 33,452 votes. Had Sanders been the nominee, Dems would have won both by a margin of ≈100k.
#Neoliberalism has caused ‘misery and division’, Bernie Fraser #auspol #qldpol #nswpol #WentworthVotes We need a new narrative. The cargo cult is now a suicide cult. #ClimateChange | jpratt27
Fraser in large part blames “neoliberalism” and its influence on policymaking for the “disconnect between Australia’s impressive economic growth story and its failure on so many markers to show progress towards a better, fairer society”.
“Favouring the market system ahead of the state system, and individual interests ahead of community interests, can lead to profoundly unfair social outcomes.
“Those unable to afford access to decent standards of housing, healthcare, and other essential services have to settle for inferior arrangements, or go without.”
Fraser says charitable organisations see the effects of “real poverty” that result in “misery, anxiety and loss of self-esteem of mothers unable to put food on the table for their kids, of old and young homeless people, and the victims of domestic violence and drug overdoses”.
Fraser summarises the key thrusts of neoliberalism as “the pursuit of the lowest possible rates of income and most other taxes and the maximum restraint on government interventions and spending programs”.
israel’s (apartheid state) ‘Psychological Obstacles to Peace’ | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog
(1) The concept of “loss-aversion”—the assertion that people “are far more guided by fear of loss than by the prospect of gain.” Strenger tells us that average Israelis are afraid to risk the loss of territorial “assets,” which they identify with both national security and religious tradition, for the gains that might come with peace. It is an alleged natural bias for the status quo. Strenger goes on to say that the Palestinians are responsible for this Israeli fear of peace due to their violence during the second Intifada and the rocket attacks from Gaza. That Israel itself created the historical conditions for these Palestinian acts of resistance is not considered by Strenger.
Strenger describes three Israeli “psychological obstacles to peace” that can only be overcome by such an “unflinching” effort based on sympathetic understanding.
There are problems with the loss-aversion thesis. One is that individual assessments of the loss/gain risk are subjective. In other words, in the case of Israeli fears, there have been decades of government propaganda downplaying prospects for peace and Palestinian as well as Arab efforts at compromise—for instance, the outright lie that the Israelis have no one to negotiate with on the Palestinian side. This has been paralleled by a continuous playing up of the alleged security risks of withdrawal from occupied territories.
The result is a psychological context that magnifies a national aversion to the loss of security that may come from peace. Put another way, Israeli leaders have produced an artificial political and psychological environment that identifies national security with the avoidance of peace. All Israeli governments have played this propaganda game because all of them have been and still are more interested in land than peace.
AGR; Bottom line, people all around the world are being confronted with the choice between following FEAR, or being guided by LOVE.
In a video published on October 9, 2018 and titled “Make America White Again?”, white nationalists William Johnson, Paul Fromm, James Edwards, Kenn Gividen, and Kyle Rogers had a brief discussion on why women should never be leaders. Because really, who better to determine that than a bunch of droopy old racist guys?
The group started with a statement from Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizing the Electoral College as a “shadow of slavery’s power.” (She isn’t wrong, for what it’s worth.) Edwards, the host of The Political Cesspool, complained that “everything causes cancer, everything’s racist, everything is six degrees separated from slavery, or not even that much.”
“And this woman, I mean for God’s sake,” he continued, “I mean first of all women shouldn’t be able to run for office anyway. I mean I certainly wouldn’t want a woman president. And I mean that, I’m not tryin’ to be cute, I think — biblically speaking — if a woman doesn’t have the authority to be in control of a household, if they’re not the head of the household, why would they be the head of our national household, if you will?”
William Johnson, a corporate lawyer and leader of the white separatist American Freedom Party who endorsed Trump in 2016, remarked that Edwards had “said something that I think is on the cusp of being popular again,” which is that men and women should retreat to their so-called traditional gender roles.
After a hurricane, mysterious attacks, and U.S. warnings, travelers return to Cuba – Repeating Islands
More hotels coming on line also have begun to ease the capacity crunch. Cuba recently opened its second five-star hotel, the Grand Packard. The hotel with panoramic views of Havana’s Malecón is managed by the Spanish company Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, for Gaviota, a Cuban tourism brand that is part of the military-controlled conglomerate GAESA.
But while bookings for group tours are picking up, Cubans who rent out rooms in their homes and operate other small private businesses say they’re still hurting from a dearth of individual American travelers who often choose to stay in casas particulares (bed and breakfasts) to get a more authentic Cuban experience.
“American travelers were really helping build that part of the economy and were supporting it,” Laverty said. Many private Cuban entrepreneurs made investments in their properties and businesses with the assumption that American travel would continue to grow. “Now we’re seeing a lot of those investments without returns,” he said.
Recent travelers say private clubs and restaurants are still relatively empty and some private rooms in Centro Habana that once rented for $25 to $30 a night have reduced prices to around $15 in an effort to lure in more travelers.
Trump Wants to Make Union Pickets Illegal | ucomm blog
Trump’s National Labor Relations Board is looking at ways to further curb unions ability to take action against their employer by putting more limits on picketing. Read more from Bloomberg Law below.
Protesting workers may need to be extra cautious about whose hand they’re trying to force in the wake of a recent NLRB ruling that will likely affect labor advocacy in a number of industries.
The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a group of subcontracted janitors were justifiably fired for picketing at the San Francisco building where they worked. The board said the workers weren’t protected by federal labor law because they were trying to convince the building’s property manager to cut ties with their employer.
The 1 percent who are like dictators at the top of huge monopolistic corporations HATE unions, and will do just about anything to get rid of them entirely in the US.. Unions have been under attack by Republicans for generations, and it shows in wages staying flat for all that time, as unions were decimated and the middle class was hollowed out.
Only the 1 percent are getting huge raises and bonuses, as the 99 percent suffer and get their wages increases stolen.
In a 50-50 vote, Republicans defeated a Democratic measure to stop the return of denying health coverage for pre-existing conditions. The measure was part of a Democratic attemptto bring healthcare to the forefront of the campaign for control of Congress in November.
After Republicans repealed the individual mandate, a key element of what made Obamacare affordable, people saw premiums spike by as much as 30 percent. The Trump Administration also plans scheduled maintenance of the Obamacare enrollment system Healthcare.gov during the upcoming enrollment period.
Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare
After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut and signing off on a $675 billion budget for the Department of Defense, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
There are two streams of abundance that most people work with. The first is the limited, external stream. This is recognized by the mind. It is the abundance stream that only holds so much, is outside of you, and you must fight for your piece of. The second is the Source stream of abundance. This is recognized by the heart, and is an expansive, never-ending stream that you have always been part of and will flow through you if you allow it.
If you are trying to thrive on the first limited stream, it is much like struggling to pump out the last few drops of a well that has almost gone dry when right next to you is the biggest, most beautiful, ever replenishing fresh water source you could ever imagine, that you have always had complete access to. Isn’t it time for you to shift into the acceptance of the greater abundance that is, and always has been yours? ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
\The Non-Polio Illness That “Looks Just Like Polio” • Children’s Health Defense
A perplexing aspect of EV-D68 (an enterovirus first identified in the 1960s) is that, like the millennia-old poliovirus, the genetically older strains of EV-D68 “had never been known to cause paralysis” before 2014, being primarily associated in otherwise healthy individuals with mild cold-like symptoms. Post-2014, researchers who isolated never-previously-encountered strains of EV-D68 from pediatric AFM cases speculated that “recent genetic virus evolution” might be responsible for EV-D68’s sudden “neurovirulence.”
Studies in countries such as Ghana and China have identified vaccine-derived poliovirus in children with paralysis in regions with high live oral poliovirus coverage—while labeling the children’s illness AFP rather than polio.
The case of the oral polio vaccine
“Neurovirulence” is a term very familiar to those who have studied the occurrence of vaccine-associated poliomyelitis in countries that use the live oral poliovirus (OPV) vaccine. The OPV vaccine is acknowledged to be “genetically unstable” and capable of evolving “in the human intestine to regain the neurovirulence and replication characteristics of its parental wild-type strains.” Studies in countries such as Ghana and China have identified vaccine-derived poliovirus in children with paralysis in regions with high OPV coverage—while labeling the children’s illness AFP rather than polio.
Indian researchers recently described the relationship between rates of “non-polio acute flaccid paralysis” (NPAFP) and the country’s practice of “pulse polio immunisation” (periodic OPV vaccination of all children under age five). The number of polio rounds “had a high correlation with the NPAFP rate,” and the mortality rate in NPAFP patients was “twice the mortality rate for wild polio.”
When the researchers calculated “the number of paralyzed children each year which exceeded the expected numbers” for the period from 2000–2017, they found that there were “an additional 491,000 paralyzed children” above the expected number of 149,000. Given the strong association of non-polio paralysis “with the number of OPV doses delivered,” the researchers intriguingly speculated that:
“…repeated doses of the live vaccine virus delivered to the intestine may colonize the gut and alter the viral microbiome of the intestine, and this can result in strain shifts of enteropathogens. It is possible that new neurotropic [i.e., preferentially attacking the nervous system] enteroviruses colonizing the gut may induce paralysis.”