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March 02, 2016



- It's Tough to Watch The Bern "Bern Out", Eh Rocky ?

Election 2016
Hillary Clinton's Commanding Super Tuesday Victory: Bernie Sanders Stays Alive but Has Slim Path to Nomination
Sanders gambit of focusing his effort on white progressives withers as Clinton wins across all demographics.

By Amanda Marcotte / Salon
March 2, 2016

With the Republicans tearing themselves apart over the previously non-controversial question of whether it’s okay to be for the KKK, it’s amazing that the Democrats are getting more than cursory attention this Super Tuesday. It’s a testament to how tense the Hillary Clinton/Bernie Sanders race has felt, a perception fueled by the high stakes that are inevitably involved when one side is pushing for the first female president and the other side wants to elect someone who literally calls himself a socialist.

Not that race hasn’t become a pressing and frankly uncomfortable issue in the Democratic primary. In recent weeks, Clinton has aggressively marketed herself as the candidate that has a more well-rounded vision of racial and social justice than Sanders, whose intense focus on Wall Street and the “big banks” she has implied is a “single issue” campaign. Sanders responded by focusing campaign efforts away from more racially diverse Southern states and towards states where white voters dominate the Democratic Party more.

It appears that the Clinton strategy is working. Clinton picked up heavy support in states that Sanders needed to win. He was banking on those areas to prove his strategy of targeting states with majority white voters was feasible. Even in other states, where she was projected to win, her performance with white voters suggested that the racial division that Sanders was counting on to win is not materializing.

Sanders, however, is still alive in the race, picking up four states: Vermont, Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma.



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Sanders: 'It is good to be home'
PBS NewsHour

Published on Mar 1, 2016

"This campaign is not just about electing a president, it is about transforming America," presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said after winning the Democratic primary in his home state of Vermont.

Speaking from Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont, Sanders vowed to continue his fight for economic justice, for social justice, for environmental sanity and for a world of peace regardless of the results from the 15 states at the polls for Super Tuesday. Sanders also reiterated his vow to fix the justice system, his stance against corporate influence in campaign finance and his mission to expand free education.

"This country, the wealthiest country in the history of the world should not having more people in jail than any other country on Earth. That’s wrong," Sanders aid. "We are going to invest for our young people in education and in jobs, not jails and incarceration."

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Antonio Andolini

In case you don't want to "take off to the Great White North", and want to use sunshine (which we get more of down here) for electricity:

"Hitting the cap
Industry, utilities, lawmakers debate changes to renewable energy net metering limits"


Antonio Andolini

I suppose this should come as no surprise. For a project that has been claiming to be worth over $145 million, an "investment" of $2 million is a drop in the (sap) bucket. Still, I see this as a slap in the face of Coos County folks.

"Northern Pass Investing In The Balsams
By Chris Jensen

Northern Pass has invested $2 million in the Balsams, developer Les Otten said Monday night at a public hearing in Colebrook, according to a transcript released by a spokesman.

Otten said the money came through Northern Pass’ Forward NH Plan, there were no strings attached and there is the potential for 'a more substantial investment.'

Based on his experience developing resorts Otten also said he doesn’t think the towers would hurt tourism.

The hearing was held by the state’s Site Evaluation Committee."


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