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Are YOU Following With What Is Happening To The U.S. ‘Electoral College’?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the NPR article.


Click to access the NYT article.


Given that there is only so much news I can follow and process in a day, I had not paid much notice to snippets that I had seen about the Electoral College over the last few months. I was also under the belief that the chances of the Electoral College system being changed was pretty remote — especially under Trump.

But, the story from Nevada galvanised my interest and I took the time to read it. WOW. Steady on.

Yes, it is a long way from becoming a reality and it is bound to face enough legal challenges to stop it from being applicable in 2020. But, this sure is a start.

This is an initiative, much to my surprise (and delight) pre-dates the 2016 Trump election. Here is the list, prior to Nevada.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact

 


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by Anura Guruge

Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Not Rich Because Like Bernie They Suck At Math.

by Anura Guruge


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From ‘marketwatch.com’ Feb. 22, 2016. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access ‘marketwatch.com’ original.


Of course you will never be rich if you fritter away your hard earned money (or money you get us handouts) on lost causes. Rich people, on the whole, are good at not wasting their money on lost causes. Jeb Bush folding his campaign is a classic case in point. Rich Republicans are NOT going to waste money once they worked out that the math just does not add up.

As long Hillary Rodham Clinton stays in the race Bernie Sanders cannot overtake her. It is mathematically IMPOSSIBLE because of two reasons: all Democratic primary races have proportional delegate allocations and Superdelegates.

Bernie will have to WIN all the remaining states 77% to 23% to overtake Hillary.

Well Kosher pigs would have to fly to make that happen. Even in Iowa he didn’t win that BIG and I doubt whether he will win with that majority even in Vermont.

So Bernie Sanders doggedly carrying on — angry, sputtering (and spreading germs) and losing — is irresponsible. This has become a BIG ego trip for him in his dotage.

The BEST Campaign Reform that Bernie can pull off is to STOP his campaign!

He is exploiting poor people who are not good at math.

Please ….

Don’t waste money — even if you got it as a handout.

Clinton will most likely walk away from South Carolina with at least 61 delegates to Bernie’s 41.


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Clinton Gets The Ultimate Endorsement In Nevada — “Hookers for Hillary”.

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Click images to ENLARGE and read here. Click link below to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.


I am sure Bernie Sanders would part with either of his testicles to have got this endorsement, especially as these ‘above-the-law‘ ladies intend to be at the various caucuses geeing up support for Hillary. And you can be sure that they will have a following. This is good and as you can see it is their boss, a bona fide (and well respected) businessman that is behind this backing. That too makes sense. If you are a successful business the last thing you want is innumerate Bernie.


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Democratic Primary 2016, Nevada & South Carolina — Hillary Clinton Has 6 Superdelegates To Bernie’s 1.

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Today, February 11, 2016
MSNBC gives:

Clinton 45 and Sanders 36
TOTAL delegates (including Supers)
after Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Irving Stone’s Monumental ‘Men To Match My Mountains’ Sure Worth Reading To Appreciate The Opening Of The U.S. Far West.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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To say that I am a slavishly devoted fan of Irving Stone does not still adequately capture my deep emotional connection with this magical author’s writings.

Two of my all time favorite books are by Irving: ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy‘ (Michelangelo) & ‘The Origin‘ (Charles Darwin). Both these books made such an impact on me that I could even claim that they were life influencing.

Ditto with ‘Men to Match My Mountains‘. As with books by John Irving (funny that two of my most favorite authors are both ‘Irving’), James Michener et. al. I pick up any Irving Stone books that I encounter. So I know that I have had this book for over 15 years! I was always waiting for the right time to read it. I had read Michener’s ‘Centennial‘, about Colorado, earlier in the year. Since I did not grow up in the U.S. my knowledge of U.S. history has huge gaping gaps. I really had no idea as to the history of Colorado and was fascinated by Michener’s incomparably related narrative. I wanted to learn more. So I knew that it was getting time to read ‘Men to Match my Mountains’. I started reading it, appropriately, during our April trip to the Grand Canyon (though this book only deals with California, Nevada, Colorado & Utah).

The book is mind blowing. I learnt so much. So many characters. So many well known names, Stanford, Huntington, Fremont etc. that I was not aware of the backgrounds. I never realized the epic adventure of building the ‘Central Pacific Railroad‘. Though I have a fairly good collection of books on trains I was devastated to realize I really didn’t have any decent books on the building of this railway. That has been rectified. I bought two books. I had never heard of Hubert Howe Bancroft. I can sure relate to him.

So this book was, yet again, as with the other two Stone books, life altering for me. I now have an appreciation, tentative as it may be, as to how the Far West came to be — and cowboys really don’t play a big part in that.

If you are interested in the history of the Far West you can’t go far wrong by starting with this book. Obviously, Irving does not need endorsements from me. He is a true legend. I am, yet again, in his debt.