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Julia Posted 10 hours, 21 minutes ago.   Favorite
Hi Antoine,
good to read from you. Did you get my letter? That parole chairman sounds like a good development.
Have a good day!
Warm greetings,

Posted on still standing saturday by Antoine Murphy still standing saturday Posted 3 days, 19 hours ago.   Favorite
Loved it carnalito, I miss you dearly and can't wait for you to come home

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Erne2017SPO-T Posted 5 days, 3 hours ago.   Favorite
14 June 2019
Hello my Friend: It was great to hear your voice last night. I miss you... Thank you for hearing my thoughts and calling...wished we could have talked longer... that I was more prepared to talk. I forgot to tell you that VM course sup Sharon is very willing to grade the ART course. Soon Sigard will have a copy of that wonderful book. I have enjoyed my comms with Sigard. He has being enlightening me about Mythology. Something I really don't know about except your letters are sprinkled with it. Two years ago I never truly thought about it. Sigard recommended a book that is helping me to understand how Myths were started and how they became truths that were not true. Just Myths and thoughts that people accepted as truth. More Blind Faith. Ways of introducing Esoteric truths though. Anyhow. It is an education to be in comm with you and Sigard. He looks great per his photos and he is enjoying his family. I am very please for him. Life is very busy here in this city I dwell. Never ending fight for freedom and revealing truths and solutions. I hope Destiny does connect up on the phone with you. Happy Father's Day my friend. The spiral is turning around. Keep on Keeping on no matter what. The guys in the white hats are making waves and more waves and more waves to truth and justice shall prevail. We have a wonderful future to look forward to because of all the Freedom Fighters. You are a blessing in disguise, aren't you? Thank you for all you do to wake up the living dead. What a tough job. But you are armed with solutions to keep you stable. I am proud to be your friend. You won my heart deeply for all you do and all you really truly are. Much love, Erne Hi Destiny. If you are reading this here is the number to open an acct to talk to your Dad. GTL acct 800-483-8314 it only cost 3.75 for 15 minutes. We have to send him a number to call. I can send mail to him or Travis can for you. Takes time as you know. Have a good day. love, Erne WGs correspondence person to help the inmates do courses.

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Lorenso Gomez Jr Posted 5 days, 8 hours ago.   Favorite
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Julia Posted 6 days ago.   Favorite
The results bear this out. In Philadelphia County, Clinton got slightly more votes than Obama did in 2012 despite having a slightly smaller percentage of the vote total. But outside the city and suburbs, she lost badly. Whereas Mitt Romney won 57 percent of Elk County, 63.7 percent of Clearfield County and 72 percent of Jefferson County in 2012, Trump took in 70 percent, 73.1 percent and 78.3 percent of those counties respectively.

“Paid canvassers compensate for candidates who don’t have a huge volunteer base,” said the grassroots campaign operative. “Hillary Clinton had [a huge volunteer base]. It just wasn’t always in the places they needed it to be.”

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I agree with you concerning the Supreme Court. That will haunt the US for a long time. And I for sure am not happy with Trump as a president. It's just that it seems to me that if Hilary Clinton does fingerpointing, she really has to do it to herself. One of the things leaked by wikileaks is that Clinton and the DNC pushed Trump as a candidate as they expected to win against him. I don't know if you know that she talked (jokingly, assumably) about dronebombing Assange. She was not forced to say such horrendous thing. Assange is mentally not healthy after all those years in isolation.
Anyways, I keep it here before I write a book, have a good day Harlan,

Posted on Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy by Harlan Richards Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy
Julia Posted 6 days ago.   Favorite
The more universal explanation, however, was that the data that informed many of the strategic decisions was simply wrong. A campaign that is given a game plan that strongly points to success shouldn’t be expected to rip it up.

“We all were blinded, and even at the end, we were blinded by our own set of biases,” said Paul Maslin, a Madison-based Democratic operative and pollster.

Which explains why, in a Midwest battleground state that the Clinton campaign’s data said would be closely contested, its ground game capacity was robust. Adrienne Hines, chair of the Democratic Party in Ottawa County, Ohio, just east of Toledo, said the Clinton campaign had a very active outreach and turnout operation. But the county, which Obama won twice, still went to Trump as his message ― however detail-free ― of bringing back jobs to the economically depressed area resonated.

“We were dealing with somebody who could say whatever he wanted. It is like being at the Olympics and somebody is on steroids and somebody is not, and then blaming the person not on steroids,” Hines said of criticism of Clinton campaign tactics.

As Democrats begin to repair their party and learn from the shortcomings of the Clinton campaign, one of the primary arguments being made is that candidates have to show up if they expect to win. Obama said as much in a recent press conference when he tied his success in Iowa to the sheer number of stops he made in the state while campaigning. And the data strongly suggests that this was a vulnerability for Clinton. As the Washington Post reported, Clinton’s campaign and outside groups supporting it aired more television ads in Omaha during the closing weeks than in Michigan and Wisconsin combined. And as NBC News reported, during the final 100 days of the election, Trump made 133 visits to Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin while Clinton made 87.

On the margins as well, campaign operatives say the Clinton campaign’s failure to have a footprint did real harm. In Pennsylvania, for example, the campaign had a healthy canvassing operation and was flush with volunteers, many of whom poured in from New York City and Washington, D.C. But according to one longtime grassroots campaign operative who was involved in the 2016 cycle, leadership was focused predominantly on turning out their own voters and not on persuading others to come on board.

This was a perfectly logical strategic decision, considering the massive voter registration advantage that Democrats enjoy in the state. But it meant that the Clinton campaign wasn’t able to anticipate the surge in Trump support in the rural areas because they weren’t having conversations with voters there.

Posted on Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy by Harlan Richards Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy
Julia Posted 6 days ago.   Favorite
A similar situation unfolded in Wisconsin. According to several operatives there, the campaign’s state office and local officials scrambled to raise nearly $1 million for efforts to get out the vote in the closing weeks. Brooklyn headquarters had balked at funding it themselves, arguing that the state already had a decent-sized footprint because of the labor-backed super PAC For Our Future and pointing out that Clinton had never trailed in a single poll in Wisconsin.

The campaign’s state office argued additionally for prominent African-American surrogates to help in Milwaukee. “There are only so many times you can get folks excited about Chelsea Clinton,” explained one Wisconsin Democrat. But President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama didn’t come. Nor did Hillary Clinton after the July Democratic convention. She would go on to lose the state, hampered by lower turnout in precisely the place that had operatives worried. Clinton got 289,000 votes in Milwaukee County compared to the 328,000 that Obama won in 2012.

“They had staff on the ground and lots of volunteers, but they weren’t running a massive program because they thought they were up 6-7 points,” said the aforementioned senior battleground state operative.

In politics, much like anything else, victory has a thousand fathers and defeat is an orphan. A senior official from Clinton’s campaign noted that they did have a large staff presence in Michigan and Wisconsin (200 and 180 people respectively) while also stressing that one of the reasons they didn’t do more was, in part, because of psychological games they were playing with the Trump campaign. They recognized that Michigan, for example, was a vulnerable state and felt that if they could keep Trump away ― by acting overly confident about their chances ― they would win it by a small margin and with a marginal resource allocation.

Clinton herself has blamed FBI Director James Comey for re-launching an investigation into her emails only to clear her days before the vote; while operatives across the spectrum, including former President Bill Clinton in the campaign’s closing days, argued that she failed to adequately reach working class white voters that had been drifting away from the Democratic Party.

“It is not black and white,” said Michael Tate, the former chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “I can tell you in Wisconsin that the staff they had leading the effort were top-notch field operatives. Period. Would it have helped if Hillary Clinton came in? Yes. Would it have helped if Comey didn’t push his shenanigans? Yes. Would it have helped if Trump hadn’t visited right before the election? Yes ... But I think the folks here did a good job and they just came up short in an election where we were running two historically unpopular candidates.”

Posted on Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy by Harlan Richards Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy
Julia Posted 6 days ago.   Favorite
Dear Harlan,
thanks for your reply and for appreciating my comment. And well, I still don't agree to put the Trump victory on Wikileaks and the Russians. True, it was unfortunate that those information leaked short before the election. Still, 62,984,828 Americans voted for somebody who said about women what he said about women and who bragged that "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters". My point is, maybe its good to look in the own mirror instead of pointing to the Russians as to why so many people considered voting for someone who spills so much hate.
And then Clinton did some strategic faults. Again some copy paste:

The Clinton Campaign Was Undone By Its Own Neglect And A Touch Of Arrogance, Staffers Say
In key battleground states, calls for help weren’t taken seriously enough.

11/16/2016 huffpost
WASHINGTON ― In the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s staff in key Midwest states sent out alarms to their headquarters in Brooklyn. They were facing a problematic shortage of paid canvassers to help turn out the vote.

For months, the Clinton campaign had banked on a wide army of volunteer organizers to help corral independents and Democratic leaners and re-energize a base not particularly enthused about the election. But they were volunteers. And as anecdotal data came back to offices in key battlegrounds, concern mounted that leadership had skimped on a critical campaign function.
“It was arrogance, arrogance that they were going to win. That this was all wrapped up,” a senior battleground state operative told The Huffington Post.

Several theories have been proffered to explain just what went wrong for the Clinton campaign in an election that virtually everyone expected the Democratic nominee to win. But lost in the discussion is a simple explanation, one that was re-emphasized to HuffPost in interviews with several high-ranking officials and state-based organizers: The Clinton campaign was harmed by its own neglect.

In Michigan alone, a senior battleground state operative told HuffPost that the state party and local officials were running at roughly one-tenth the paid canvasser capacity that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) had when he ran for president in 2004. Desperate for more human capital, the state party and local officials ended up raising $300,000 themselves to pay 500 people to help canvass in the election’s closing weeks. By that point, however, they were operating in the dark. One organizer said that in a precinct in Flint, they were sent to a burned down trailer park. No one had taken it off the list of places to visit because no one had been there until the final weekend. Clinton lost the state by 12,000 votes.

Posted on Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy by Harlan Richards Wikileaks - The Julian Assange Controversy
j.c. Posted 6 days, 4 hours ago.   Favorite
Thanks for the nice words, but you were a good man long before you met me. I hope you know that! Love, Jen

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FatherJohn Posted 6 days, 17 hours ago.   Favorite
You talking to me?

You must be talking to you must be talking to me. wink wink

Keep pushing that stone up the hill's a mighty long haul but head down and keep pushing.

Even if you go no further than to raise awareness and set up change for the future...we never know which seeds we plant will come to fruition.

Jesus sagte, wenn jemand nach mir kommen sollte, sollte er sein Kreuz auf sich nehmen, täglich leiden und mir folgen.

Change of address coming snail mail.

I remain,
John Pfister

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