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  • Mar 16, 2019 02:39 PM
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Dutch:

    During the Vietnam war, we dropped 388,000 tons of napalm on Vietnam from 1963 to 1973, and dropped even more after that.

    Vietnam is now the world's 2nd largest producer of coffee, which means that it is very likely that some of the coffee that you drank this week came from a country that was saturated with napalm over 30 years ago. If you are Robert Duval, though, you probably loved the smell of napalm in the morning.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_coffee_production

    Here's Duval in "Apocalypse Now":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRp7tYWnJJs

    Smells like..... Victory.

    I personally loved that movie. When it was released in '79, I had just graduated from highschool. I saw it more than once. Amazing cast.

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    Beto was said to have raised a lot of money after declaring he was running. To me the overpowering message is not so much about him but the huge desire to have someone new. It will be interesting to see the whole process unfold.

    nytimes.com/2019/03/18/us/politics/beto...

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    Biden and Sanders are 2 leaders in current polling. If they don't connect with and truly reach the 18 - 45 year old voters, the serious problem is disassociated persons who never complain about the local restaurant but never spend a minute or a dime at it.

    Just being a better choice isn't enough.

  • Mar 16, 2019 02:39 PM
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    Great story Schmidt. Thanks for sharing that. An ugly page in our past. War is ugly and we capitalize on it because it generates profit and employs many who no longer have a local factory to apply to.

    Reminded me of Apocalypse now. The Horror.

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    The link from The Atlantic (posted above) talks about all of the candidates and a few who had declared or might declare. What I get out of the story is a huge numbet of capable and potentially valuable candidates for Vice President. Of all likely candidates it is most likely Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders. I would love to see 2 or 3 others escalated significantly so we focus on 5 real choices and respectfully explain the reality to the bottom 15. Obviously things change and some become a more important and relevant choice when circumstances are favorable.

    I hope party leadership will advise the 6 - 10 next best options that a strong 2nd name on the 2020 ticket is essential. I expect a long hard fought battle between Biden and Sanders. Both are well beyond retirement age. A strong VP is quite likely going to do far more than ribbon cutting and ceremonies. The presidency is a stressful job and the VP should be chosen with great care.

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    It's a long and winding road to where choices are made on who can be suitable to lead us going forward. Hopefully good choices are made. Don't forget the R's had about 20 competing competing before a brilliant man settled it all with 5th grade name calling and belittling of the lifelong lifelong candidates.

    theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/0...

  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    His youthful enthusiasm is refreshing. Too soon for the top office though.
  • Mar 12, 2019 02:59 AM
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    Another 43 months ? I had not yet heard the results of today. Things that make you go Hmmmm.
  • Dec 31, 2018 04:39 PM
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    I read recently that Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden have a long running fued that goes back several years. It will be interesting to see polling results in 3 months versus today.
  • Jan 18, 2019 06:15 PM
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    Dems will most likely be happy winning the popularity contest again. It doesn't work that way. The electoral college is something the party leaders should become acquainted with. Maybe it's time to acknowledge that everything west of the Mississippi is important too. Not just California, Oregon and Washington. Perhaps a few southern states as well. Exceed expectations and win in a huge way.