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“We are moving toward a situation where people such as the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson have so much money it would hardly matter to them to write a check for more than both Obama and Romney spent in the last presidential election,” Sanders said. “They could write out a check for $2 billion, and it would be insignificant – a fraction of their increase in wealth over a one-year period.”

The Koch brothers, who fund a variety of conservative political operations, saw their wealth increase from $68 billion to $80 billion in just one year, Sanders said.

He said the loosening of restrictions on campaign spending favored by conservatives had imperiled representative government.

“I do not believe democracy is about a handful of billionaires, such as the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson, being in a position in which they can spend as much money as they want on any political race in this country,” Sanders said. “It is very hard for me to imagine how anybody could defend that as being democracy. It is not. It is oligarchy.”

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slephoto:

The headline isn’t hyperbole, nor is this an Onion piece. This is the “Pastor’s” actual statement:

You know how religious types keep saying “No, really, we’re not small minded ignorant bigots, we only stand against gay people because our faith requires it!”

Yeah, OK.  Because there’s clearly a lot of rationality and earnest religious belief behind the CONSTANT statements like this your religious “leaders” make in defense of your beliefs.

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ragingprogressive:

policymic:

Court publicly shames Ohio man for bullying disabled children

Residents of South Euclid, Ohio, were treated to a curious sight this Sunday when they came across a man sitting at a street corner with a huge sign: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”
The man in question, Edmond Aviv, 62, had been found guilty in court of harassing his neighbors for 15 years. According to Sandra Prugh, his neighbor, Aviv had been targeting her adopted children with abuse: several of them happened to be black, and some had developmental disorders, physical disabilities or both.
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Awesome!

ragingprogressive:

policymic:

Court publicly shames Ohio man for bullying disabled children

Residents of South Euclid, Ohio, were treated to a curious sight this Sunday when they came across a man sitting at a street corner with a huge sign: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”

The man in question, Edmond Aviv, 62, had been found guilty in court of harassing his neighbors for 15 years. According to Sandra Prugh, his neighbor, Aviv had been targeting her adopted children with abuse: several of them happened to be black, and some had developmental disorders, physical disabilities or both.

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Awesome!