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The point we’re missing from the Trump-Ramos encounter

Originally posted on Juan Castillo Communications:

Everyone, it seems, has a take on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s treatment of journalist Jorge Ramos.

Their face-off Tuesday continues to light up social media, and in the fallout the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, of which I’m a longtime member,  condemned Trump for allowing Ramos to be ejected from a news conference for simply asking questions.

In this commentary for NBC News, I write that Ramos was doing more than just asking questions, and he could have handled things better. But that misses the point. And besides, I believe journalists should be pressing Trump, and all the candidates for that matter, on specific policy points. Allowing them to recite well-rehearsed sound bites amounts to little more than free commercial time.

No, I have another take on the incident. For me, it’s not the confrontation we should dissect. It’s what happened afterward.

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Let Them Debate

Originally posted on Ad hoc Quorum:

Debates are the primary means by which most of us learn about Presidential Candidates and their policies. Because of this, debates are an incredibly important part of our democracy. So important that this election’ debates are beyond problematic. The Fox News debate was grotesquely unfair, forcing qualified candidates to sit at a “kid’s table” based on polls, which are meant to be responses to what is going on in the election and not used as a tool to winnow the field. When some pollsters refrain for polling certain races to not have their polls manipulated beyond their original intent, you know there is a problem.

Yet CNN looks poised to repeat these same errors. Following Fox’s lead, CNN will implement a “kid’s table” in their debate. Even more problematic, is that Carly Fiorina, whose popularity has increased since the first debate, appears again to be on track for the “kid’s…

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LBJ Remarks on Signing the Civil Rights Act

Originally posted on Be a Seed for Change:

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Fox announces Republican debate roster

The Generation Me:

It will be interesting to see Christie vs Trump. One thing is for sure most Candidates will be over looked because all eyes will be on Trump.

Originally posted on Fortune:

The final roster for the first Republican presidential debate is set.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich squeaked onstage as the final members of the field of 10, Fox News announced Tuesday afternoon, while former Texas Gov. Rick Perry narrowly missed the cut and will be relegated to an undercard forum.

Businessman Donald Trump will hold center stage at the inaugural GOP 2016 debate Thursday in Cleveland, Fox said, flanked by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

The network, which established the criteria for invitation, averaged the five most recent national polls of Republican primary voters to determine which 10 candidates would make the 9 p.m. main debate stage. The second tier will participate in an earlier forum at 5 p.m.

Rounding out the top 10 are former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Rand Paul…

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Looks Like Millennials are Finally Boosting the Housing Market

Originally posted on Views From The Lake:

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by Prashant Gopal and Daniel Taub of Bloomberg

A greater share of U.S. millennials say they’re likely to buy a home this year, adding to evidence that first-time buyers are finally entering the real estate market and fueling a jump in sales.

A survey of site visitors taken in mid-June showed that about 65 percent of respondents between ages 25 and 34 said they intend to buy a home within the next three months, up from 54 percent in January, according to data released Wednesday at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference in Miami. The share of millennials visiting with the goal of buying a home increased to 23 percent from 21 percent at the start of the year.

Young buyers, traditionally top drivers of housing demand, are helping to bolster the U.S. housing recovery after years of being hampered by student…

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Yes, Buzz Aldrin had to go through customs when he returned from the moon

The Generation Me:

It’s true not even a national hero like Buzz Aldrin can avoid customs.

Originally posted on Fusion:

Buzz Aldrin is great. He’s a national hero, he’s a social media whiz, he did a guest-spot on 30 Rock, and he doesn’t cotton to anyone’s conspiracy theories about the moon landing one bit.

Aldrin recently “won the internet” when he participated in the hashtag #tbt and posted the travel voucher NASA made him fill out when he went to the moon on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Good ol’ Standard Form 1012-A. Also, only $33.31, an absolute steal for actually making history.

As if the humorous level of bureaucracy was not enough, Aldrin revealed a couple days later that yes, he did have to submit forms to U.S. Customs after returning from the moon.

He declared that he was carrying “Moon rock and Moon dust samples” and he was very lucky to avoid bringing back any moon-based contagions.

May Buzz Aldrin’s self-doxxing continue in perpetuity.

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environmentally friendly … is your member of Congress participating? 2014

The Generation Me:

If congress is not participating in environmental policy it up to us the people to pressure them to become more engage.

Originally posted on Be a Seed for Change:

PlasticbagsrecycleHave you started reclaiming, reusing, recycling, repurposing and or reducing items from your life that will cut the amount of material going into landfills or buying locally to hopefully reduce your eco-footprint as well? I’m in; even PBO alluded to a big change being needed for the next generation.

Now, well, lets say again we all need to worry about the fishing in our oceans, lakes and seas which sadly is on a path toward collapse as overfishing, polluters. plastics and the corporate fishing industry need a refresher on regulatory rules least we remind them to protect our wild and marine life for the next generation

It’s a rant

Unfortunately, Congress, is under Republican control in both chambers, the House, where legislative purse strings are under stress and if you listen closely, they sound like they had different school books, syllabus and teachers, so, the path

aquabountysalmonto sustainable 21st Century living was is going to be a struggle.

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Obama to Democrats: Watch the GOP debate

The Generation Me:

Democrats need to listen to the President if they want to defeat the GOP in 2016. Watching the GOP debates will give Democrats an understanding of who really is the top dog with the GOP debaters.

Originally posted on OnPolitics:

President Obama  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Obama (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Obama is urging Democratic Party members — and donors — to watch Thursday’s debate among the Republican presidential candidates, and to take good notes.

“Listen carefully to what the Republican candidates for president say, and then hold them accountable for trying to undo all of the hard work we’ve done to move this country forward,” Obama said in a email to fellow Democrats on Tuesday.  “I can’t overstate what an important difference you can make by doing this.”

Republicans are counting on Democrats to ignore their 2016 nomination battle, Obama said. But party members need to know what their GOP rivals are saying in order to counter their arguments.

In his email, Obama also offered a preview of Thursday’s Republican debate in Cleveland.

“I’m gonna bet that they’ll all promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They’ll all tell us that even though they…

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A Homophobe Attacked The First Gay Couple To Marry At West Point And Lost

Originally posted on UPROXX:


Daniel Lennox-Choate and his husband Larry were shopping in the SoHo district of New York City when they were attacked by a man yelling anti-gay slurs at the couple. The 40-year-old allegedly punched Daniel in the face, resulting in a “fat lip,” which is nothing compared to what they did to him. Daniel and Larry graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (they were also married there), and they delivered some swift justice on the reported homophobe.

From Larry’s Facebook:

It’s hard to believe that in 2015 we would have to deal with anti-gay hate crimes in soho of all places but that’s what happened today. First off- we’re ok. Aside from one fat lip and a sore punching arm, we are fine. The guy who screamed anti-gay obscenities at us in a bodega before sucker-punching Danny? He left covered in his own blood with his tail…

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Click for a Cause: Fraud Victim Needs Tuition Help!


By Michael Piccione

Hello everyone!

My name is Michael Piccione. I am 22 years old, and I am a graduate of Brandeis University with a major in Economics. My plan is to continue my education this fall at the Brandeis University International Business School in their Masters of International Economics and Finance Program. My long-term career goal is to work either as a lawyer or as a financial consultant, to help people who do not have the most knowledge of finance prepare their savings and for retirement. I enjoy seeing those around me prosper and grow as individuals, and a key part of achieving those objectives comes from learning how to budget one’s money.

Unfortunately, my own savings have been compromised. I fell victim to a sophisticated fraud scheme, which cost me nearly $4000. This scam was the IRS impersonation scam, where criminals target unknowing people, claiming to be an IRS agent collecting money that is “owed”. They target the elderly, recent immigrants, and young adults and use scare tactics (threat of immediate arrest, deportation, foreclosure on home, etc.) to trick people into revealing information about their bank accounts and finances. Once they have this information, and once people realize that it is a scam, it is often too late. While this scam had just recently been in the news, it has not been as widely publicized as it should have been and I did not catch on until after the damage was done. You can read more about the scam here, which has claimed thousands of victims and cost people millions of dollars total:

While I have notified the IRS of the scam, filed a police report, and contacted my bank, there is little that can be done at this point to retrieve my money.  I intend to ensure, through educating those around me of this scam and others like it, to make sure that this never happens to anyone else that I know.

If you would like to help  please click on the gofundme link. – GOFUNDME

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