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Stein wins handily by this metric. But this not a typical election year! Both major party candidates are incredibly unlikeable. Hillary Clinton would be in court or in jail if she were a notch or two less powerful. Donald Trump has serious personality issues, and has basically led a Know-Nothing takeover of the Republican Party. A third party candidate could actually win

this year. So for this year the metric has an additional term: (quality of platform) * (probability of victory). In a later section, I will make the case that the probability of victory factor is easily an order of magnitude higher for Johnson than for Stein. But first, let us look at the quality of platform. […] Continue reading at OpEdNews.com: http://tinyurl.com/OEN-815-697 ♣

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Lies, oligarchs, and superficial differences… Nine Reasons Why It Doesn’t Matter Who Is President From Patricia White, pwhite.red@gmail.com and David Creighton [Link at the end]

posted July 30, 2016 by Kevin Ryan The excitement and furor over presidential nominations in the U.S. helps to demonstrate why those nominations don’t matter. Here are nine reasons why. 1. In videos once held secret by the U.S. government, firefighters told us that there were explosives in the WTC buildings. 2. Survivors and first responders also told us that there were explosives in the WTC buildings. 3. Everyone who sees WTC 7 fall knows it looks like a demolition. 4. The government reports on the WTC destruction were false and unscientific. 5. The U.S. government was later forced to admit that WTC 7 was in free-fall. 6. Citizen scientists have published peer-reviewed scientific articles showing that incendiary materials were present during the destruction of the WTC buildings. Such articles can be found [at links in the *************************************************************************************

A ‘choiceless choice’ By Kali Tal, in Bern, Switzerland “Now, we are exactly where progressive scholars and activists and radical economists predicted we would be: democratic institutions are crumbling, human rights are being trampled, corporations determine which political candidates will be elected, and wealth is so concentrated in the hands of the 1% that today inequality rivals the imbalances of feudalism. The US has the largest prison population in the world, unarmed citizens are shot down in our streets by a heavily militarized police force, we execute innocent men based on admittedly flawed DNA evidence, we openly run an assassination and illegal detention program, we condone torture, and we protect corporations over our own citizens, and the citizens of any other nation.” […] Read in full at swissinfo.ch: http://tinyurl.com/SwInfo-9847 ♣

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article online, below]. No one has been able to dismiss that research or the evidence supporting it. 7. Thousands of degreed and licensed building professionals have seen the evidence and risked their careers in calling for a new investigation. 8. There has been no response to the seven facts listed above from the government, academia, or law enforcement. 9. None of the presidential candidates, or the current president, will say anything about the facts listed above. If nearly 3,000 people can be murdered in a terrorist event and no one cares how it happened or who did it, then it does not matter who is president. Americans will not remain safe or free by pandering to superficial differences between oligarchs while ignoring real threats to freedom and social consciousness. […] LINK: https://digwithin.net/2016/07/30/president/ ♣

Keep It In Perspective… Rec’d from J.C. McCullough

A new business was opening and one of the owner’s friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card, “Rest in Peace.” The owner called the florist to complain; he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was. The florist replied, “Sir, I’m really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this… Somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, ‘Congratulations on your new location!’ ” ♣ www.dialogue.ca

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