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      Trump Bails On Sanders Debate

      But Why?

      Donald Trump issued the following statement:

      "Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders - and it would be an easy payday - I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be."

      If ever an event like a debate with Bernie Sanders seemed ideal for Donald Trump's campaign, a highly-rated media-circus chance for an end-run to damage Hillary Clinton, this would seem to have been it. Yet, after saying on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show earlier this week that he would love to debate Sanders if the host network would donate millions of dollars to a charity, he's backed out.


      Minutes before Trump's statement, Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver said two broadcast networks offered to make a major contribution to charity in order to host a debate between Sanders and Donald Trump. Weaver said, "Our campaign and the Trump campaign have received two offers by broadcast television networks to host the Sanders-Trump debate that we suggested. Both offers include a major contribution to charity".

      Rather than speculating, I'll leave it to Trump's defenders to struggle for an answer.

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          Well, the extremes of our Progressives have hit a new high water mark. Continuing the haste to solve social issues, the city council now has determined that public urination should be acceptable since it is racist to arrest poor folks that just have "the urge". Social order and norms have no bearing when our liberals decide it is not a social issue.

          Bathroom, schmathroom. Use the omnisexual streets and all is well.



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              A Public Service Announcement from MarksNotes

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              My assumption is that the majority of us should be heard and we would like to be heard. That is the point of social media and a privilege in our free society. When forces conspire against the free flow of understandable ideas, we have trouble teaching and learning from each other. One of those conspiring forces is the lack of a successful method. Another, is the lack of the needed tools.

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              There are two things that bother me about this quote. One is the blatant materialistic and shallow elitism, coming from a man that many poor and working class people have somehow elevated to a messiah figure, even though he has done nothing to demonstrate that he gives a flying **** about any of those people.

              The second is the glaring ignorance of it all. America is very wealthy. The problem isn't that we don't have money. It's WHERE all of the money is going and continues to be concentrated that is the issue.

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                  In the USA, attention sells. Public attention is paramount for branding. Interestingly, this does not necessarily equate to positive attention, but could be negative attention as well. Monica Lewinsky grabbed the public attention, through acts that can be argued as "negative." She spring boarded this attention into a clothing design profit. Both Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian grabbed the publics attention through similar sexual related negative attention. They each used this attention to further television careers to differing levels of success.

                  This Chinese clothing detergent brand commercial, for Qiaobi, is garnering millions of views. It is not using sex to sell, but rather racism. It is arguable it is the most viewed commercial ever for their detergent product. I am personally curious if it will have the same spring board effect, that will translate into financial profit.

                  WARNING!! this commercial is HIGHLY "racist." There is no need to point to the obvious. I am personally offended by it, so don't shoot the messenger. I don't belong to some local chapter hate group and don't have any hidden agenda, other than to discuss if it's viral viewing can be translated into financial success, and if so if it will result in more racist product adverts.

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                      My mum was asking me why the Olympic games are still going ahead in Brazil under the threat of the Zika virus just yesterday.

                      What are the implications of a cancellation or postponement?

                      More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak.

                      The group says new findings about the virus make it "unethical" for the games to go ahead in an open letter to the World Health Organization.

                      They call on the WHO to urgently revise its guidelines on Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects.

                      The International Olympic Committee said it May it sees no reason to delay or move the games due to Zika.


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                          Best Cartoon Of The Week

                          Sorry to say, it's been a disappointing crop of political cartoons this week. There have been a number of heavy-handed, obvious cheap shots that reveal more fear than humor. If our political cartoonists can't find the insightful and the funny, we may be in real trouble.

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                              Words of wisdom from Bill Nye. I had a book, 'The Mammals of Canada', which gave categories for the different 'species' of human, but it was an old book, and it's long since been disproven. I think people need to remember this though - regardless of where someone is from, or what they look like, they're people, and as people, they should be treated just like you would prefer to be treated.

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