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The perfect example of how easy is to help our veterans....Donny Trumpy should take note and let himself be schooled by High Schoolers about charity donations....
How a group of high schoolers used lacrosse to raise over $1 million for veterans
Shootout for Soldiers, a summer-long series of 24-hour lacrosse games, has raised over $1 million for veterans. (Yahoo Sports)
DANA POINT, Calif. – Carey Mangold turned 68 in May. Scars decorate his body from his time serving in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and decades of playing and coaching competitive lacrosse. The absolute last place he should be on this warm August night is at Dana Hills High School, manning the goal in full pads and barking orders at men, 20 to 50 years younger than him.
But, despite his wife’s objections, he had to be here. Because this is no ordinary pick-up lacrosse game. It’s the opening game of the California stop of Shootout for Soldiers, a summer-long, cross-country series of 24-hour lacrosse games that raises money for veterans.
Since Tyler Steinhardt and his group of friends started Shootout for Soliders five years ago as high school students at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore, they’ve raised over $1 million for Team Red White & Blue, Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, Semper Fi Fund and the Gary Sinise Foundation.
There’s no history of military service in Steinhardt’s family, as far as he knows. He and his friends, all lacrosse players, simply felt like they needed to find a way to honor veterans and those currently serving.
“For us, we wanted to give back to those who serve our country because we were lacrosse players, high school kids,” Steinhardt said. “We could do whatever we want in our lives because people are out there fighting for us.”
The best way to do that, Steinhardt and his friends decided, was to use the sport they loved, lacrosse, as a fundraising platform. The idea for a 24-hour event came from the group’s desire to break a world record.
Since that first event five years ago, held at Boys’ Latin and organized by a group of high schoolers, Shootout for Soldiers has expanded to eight locations across the country. This year, Steinhardt and a group of nine other staffers spent the summer traveling in an RV from Boston to Baltimore to Atlanta to Houston to Columbus, Ohio, to Long Island, New York, to Colorado and, finally, to California.
Carey Mangold retired from playing lacrosse last year, but had to put on the pads one more time to participate in Shootout for Soldiers. (Yahoo Sports)
At each event, a local organizing team helps with registering teams (each of which must raise at least $750) for the 24 hour-long time-slots and providing volunteers for on-the-ground assistance. At Dana Hills, games featured local high school, club and youth teams, a veteran’s game and a father-son game.
“Every single event has its own local flare,” Steinhardt said. “In California, it’s much more relaxed. In Ohio, they have live music. In Long Island, it’s just this massive production. It’s pretty cool to see the different flavors at each event.”
Through the games, service members and veterans get to connect with their local communities and also each other. Where else can a Vietnam veteran like Mangold share a field with a current Marine Corps lance corporal and a high school student whose “all-time goal” is to play lacrosse at Army?
“Just the sport itself, I think, is a great sport to get people together and even better for this cause,” said 22-year Navy veteran Scott Cunningham, who played in the veteran and father-son games and coached two more. “It’s just so much fun. I appreciate it.”
Through team fundraising, merchandise sales and on-site donations, the California event raised just over $34,000 for the organization’s four sponsored charities. Steinhardt said much of the credit for Shootout for Soldiers’ success goes not to him and his team, but the lacrosse community itself.
“I don’t think we ever thought it would get this big,” he said. “It’s really because I think there’s a patriotic fervor in this sport of the lacrosse. The lacrosse community is incredibly patriotic and they want to give back and this is just a means to do that.
“We came up with the idea, but the lacrosse community has run with it. It’s not like we have been driving it, it’s the thousands of people over the last five years that have made this happen.”
After years of fostering that giving spirit, Steinhardt and the Shootout for Soldiers team recently found themselves on the receiving end. While driving from Colorado to California, the group’s RV burst into flames on a Utah highway. Everyone made it out OK, but clothes, laptops, cameras, personal belongings and Steinhardt’s prized Nintendo 64 all went up in smoke.
After word of the incident got around, an online fundraising campaign created for the group raised $35,000 in less than two days. Steinhardt arrived at his hotel room to find piles of new clothes delivered by Under Armour, one of the organization’s sponsors.
“We just thought we had a burned down RV and we were screwed,” Steinhardt said. “I didn’t cry at the RV, but I cried when I saw the amount of support that we got.”
Still, the loss of the RV clouded the future, at least a bit, for Steinhardt. At the end of the summer, Steinhardt had planned to live in the motor vehicle while he figured out the next phase of his life. Steinhardt does know, though, that he will be working on Shootout for Soldiers full-time, which he anticipates will have a “gargantuan” impact on the organization’s future.
“Where this is right now, we can have multiple fields in dozens of cities in the future, but for now we’re taking it step-by-step” Steinhardt said. “You don’t know what’s going to happen in five years, but we can continue to build with what we have. A lot of times, we’re just pushed by the lacrosse community. We’re lucky to have that.”
And if the event returns to Dana Hills? You bet Mangold will be there at age 69.
“I told them, I’ll play again, but you better come back,” he said.
It is a shame when High Schools kids can and do raised more charity donations for our veterans than Donny Trumpy......
Shame on you Donny,,,,,shame on you...!!!!
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 06:58 PM EST “You’re supporting a bigot. That makes you part of the bigotry.” Charles Blow’s master class in cutting through Trump hackery
The New York Times columnist's direct and unapologetic takedown of a black Trump surrogate is a model to emulate
Donald Trump’s ascendance to power over the Republican Party was made possible by how he outmaneuvered the American corporate news media. As I explained in an earlier Salon piece, Donald Trump, with his background in reality TV and professional wrestling, created a spectacle that rewarded him with at least $3 billion in free media coverage. Trump’s sophisticated meta game also allowed him to exploit a risk-averse news-media establishment that operates according to a clear and predictable set of rules and conventions governing “the boundaries of the approved public discourse.”
These rules and conventions consist of maintaining the appearance of “objectivity” and “fairness,” perpetuating a “both sides do it” framework when discussing Republicans and Democrats, and an obsessive need to present “all sides of an issue.” Clear statements of fact and truth are treated as mere opinions though as Paul Krugman once said, “if one party declared that the earth was flat, the headlines would read ‘Views Differ on Shape of Planet.’”
The American corporate news media also prefers to feature generalists who understand these rules as opposed to real experts who will not obey said script. Ultimately, in covering political campaigns and elections, the American corporate news media is more interested in reporting about the “horse race” — because it is an easy story to communicate — than in critically evaluating the specific policy proposals and qualifications of a given candidate.
When confronted by the Donald Trump phenomenon, the American corporate news media was flummoxed by his disregard for facts, inconsistency and willingness to rapidly change his positions on a given issue, overt racism and bigotry of his followers and movement, fascism-fueled hostility and contempt for journalists, and utter disregard for the rules of normal politics. Media elites and other opinion leaders were paralyzed in an act of political rubbernecking while Trump pummeled and mocked them all the way to the literal and metaphorical political bank.
On Monday’s edition of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” New York Times columnist and author Charles Blow refused to comply with Donald Trump’s political con job and an American corporate news media that has acted irresponsibly in aiding and abetting his presidential campaign. In an exchange with Donald Trump’s minion Bruce Levell, Charles Blow did not allow Trump’s clear pattern, habit and strategy of racism and bigotry to be obfuscated or repackaged.
As detailed by a transcript from CNN:BLOW: And I know a bigot when I see a bigot. And you are supporting a bigot and that makes you part of the bigotry that’s Donald Trump.
LEVELL: I know someone who doesn’t tell the truth on national TV when I see it, sir.
BLOW: Right. And I know this. A bigot is a bigot. You’re supporting a bigot. That makes you part of the bigotry. And you are part of the problem that black America faces. That what black people don’t need is not somebody to solve our problems like we are some sort of algebraic equation. What black people need is dismantling . . .
The exchange continued:LEVELL: . . . you can’t sit on national TV and call someone a racist, sir.
BLOW: I called him a bigot and I called you a supporter of that bigotry, and therefore part of that bigotry. And you are part of what the problem with African-Americans.
LEMON: Let him get in. Let him get in. Go ahead, Bruce.
BLOW: Yes, I said that to you.
Charles Blow conducted a master class in how best to derail Donald Trump’s news-media con job. Blow was direct, unapologetic, did not concede any territory of agreement or compromise and clearly communicated how Trump’s behavior and policies are racist and that by implication his supporters are as well.
Charles Blow also used the racial optics of his segment on CNN to great effect. Donald Trump, like other Republicans, deploys black conservatives as human mascots to deliver some of his most toxic, offensive and racist policies. This is a cynical attempt to leverage the symbolic moral authority of African-Americans to deflect and defuse any suggestion that Trump and other conservatives are racists or that their policies will have a negative impact on nonwhites. Because Don Lemon, Bruce Levell and Charles Blow are all black men, Levell was not allowed an easy out or pivot.
In social psychology, the bystander effect is a phenomenon whereby a group or crowd of people will often ignore an individual person who is in distress. This dynamic changes when a member of the crowd or group decides to render aid to the person in distress. Other people will then follow the new rule — what is now one of care and concern — instead of ignoring and looking away.
On Monday’s edition of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” Charles Blow established a new rule for how journalists and other commentators should interact with Donald Trump’s agents and rabble. Blow is one of the few prominent voices who have consistently refused to legitimize or excuse-make for Donald Trump’s political campaign of bigotry, racism, nativism and lies.The question now becomes, Will other members of the Fourth Estate follow Charles Blow’s lead and the new rule that he has tried to establish or will they continue to be supplicants for Donald Trump?
How Trump Exposed America’s White Identity Crisis
The GOP nominee’s greatest legacy will be that he forced us to confront racist demons we thought were mostly behind us.
I am a black man living in South Carolina who’s voted for plenty of Republicans, including George W. Bush in 2000, Mark Sanford twice for governor, Lindsey Graham for the U.S. Senate, and current Gov. Nikki Haley in the GOP primary. I've also defended the party in the past from blanket accusations of racism. But Donald Trump is a different kind of candidate, and this is a different kind of election. Long after it is all over, even if Hillary Clinton wins, the rest of us will still be grappling with the racial demons the Republican candidate summoned up with his campaign.
That’s the tragedy and blessing of Trump's rise to the top of the Republican Party. He brought into the mainstream the kind of race hatred that had flourished only in the shadows before he came along. But his presence also removed the scales from the eyes of sane Americans who had held onto the belief that the election of our first black president had ushered in a post-racial society.
Trump’s most enduring legacy, and it is an oddly beneficent one, is that he taught America how bigoted it still is, and that many among us who are not intentionally bigoted are willing to tolerate racism anyway, given the right circumstances and stakes. No matter the final tally, nor the recent poll data showing that Trump is beginning to lose college-educated whites, it is very likely that a majority of white voters in November will still pull the lever for Trump, despite a clear bigotry running through much of what he’s said, done and proposed.
We need to reckon frankly with what this means. Eight years after the jubilation of Barack Obama’s election, the Republican Party nominated a man who rose to political prominence not as an economic populist but as a birther casting doubt on Obama’s Americanness based on race and heritage. It was that, far more than his rants against trade agreements, that turned Trump into a hero among a party base in which nearly three-quarters of Republicans either doubt or don’t believe Obama was born in America. Afterward, he kicked off his presidential campaign by heaping hate on Mexicans and Muslims, immediately shooting to nearly the top of most Republican primary polls. Recent data gathered by Gallup bear out the idea that Trump’s support from working-class whites isn’t only or even primarily about “economic angst” and that well-off whites tend to support him as much as poor ones.
Instead, the political ascent of Donald Trump is largely about Caucasian fears of the browning of America.
The ugly truth is that what Trump is doing—what he stands for, what he is saying—is as American as apple pie, despite the contention of his liberal critics that it is un-American. Nothing Trump has said or done or how he is trying to garner votes is new in an America that was forged in slavery and experienced a century of Jim Crow and lynching. It is silly to pretend any longer that the victory of the nation’s most prominent birther in the GOP primaries was just happenstance and not related to his masterly exploitation of “otherism,” which is simply another way of talking about how people of color are often dismissed as not being fully American because calling them “nigger” is not socially acceptable. Trump simply tapped into and coaxed out of America a racial angst that was already present—and which is now, thanks to him, far less shy about showing its face.
As a result, this election is no longer about all Americans. It is about white Americans. The United States of America is essentially undergoing a white identity crisis. By dramatic numbers, people of color have, in no uncertain terms, expressed their horror about the possibility of what a Trump victory in November would mean. It is White America that has yet to decide which way it plans to pull.
The question going forward is will this country as a whole say with a loud voice that we will finally wrestle with these demons, rather than put them off any longer? The country has to declare that no matter a candidate’s other qualities—or the balance of the Supreme Court or fate of Senate control—he will be shunned if his appeal is fundamentally racist. It’s the only way to guarantee we won’t see a repeat of Trump, the only way to change perceptions so that what Trump is doing truly does become “un-American” in a new, emerging America. Or will a combination of racial fear and apathy force us to refight the battles of the mid-20th century?
Trump's Hot Air Balloon Is Ripping
By Eugene Robinson
August 26, 2016
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's supporters can pretend otherwise, but deep down they must know the truth: Trump has been playing them for fools all along. (That is you Wolvie)
All that bluster about creating a "deportation force" to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and kick them out of the country? Forget about it. Trump is now "softening" that ridiculous pledge, which he could never have carried out, into a new policy in which "we work with them."
Hmmm. Work with them how?
All we know of the details, so far, is what Trump said Wednesday at a town hall hosted by Sean Hannity of Fox News: "Now, everybody agrees we get the bad ones out. But when I go through and I meet thousands and thousands of people on this subject, and I've had very strong people come up to me, really great, great people come up to me, and they've said, 'Mr. Trump, I love you, but to take a person who's been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and their family out, it's so tough, Mr. Trump.' I mean, I have it all the time. It's a very, very hard thing.
Trump talked about how such families will "pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes," and claimed that "there's no amnesty, as such." If this is indeed Trump's revised policy, he now advocates the same basic approach as the one laid out in the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" reform bill passed three years ago by the Senate -- which immigration hard-liners derided as amnesty.
Attempts by allies to explain the complete reversal have been comic. My favorite came from Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, who said this on CNN: "He hasn't changed his position on immigration, he's changed the words that he is saying." That absurdist formulation sounds like something from the experimental writings of author Gertrude Stein -- who, come to think of it, gave us the perfect blanket description of the entire Trump campaign: "There is no there there.
There never was any "there" in Trump's wild promises, many of which were not just impractical but impossible. No, he was never going to be able to roust millions of people from their homes. No, he was never going to be able to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the country.
Trump continues to claim that, if elected president, he will build a wall along the entire southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. This, too, would be logistically and politically impossible, but I believe he'll keep saying it until the bitter end. He seems to think he can get away with betraying supporters on the deportation issue by hiding behind his "artistically beautiful" imaginary wall.
I realize that most of Trump's ardent fans do not take kindly to being lectured by the likes of me. But it is with a certain degree of genuine sympathy that I say what has to be said: Your candidate is a flake. A fraud. A bag of air. A con man. A joke.
I understand the frustration that made the Republican base such fertile ground for the Trump phenomenon to flourish. The GOP leadership spent the entire Obama administration making promises it knew it could not keep -- on immigration, the economy, fighting terrorism, repealing Obamacare and so on. This was good short-term politics, especially in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, but many voters became disillusioned with politics and politicians. Enter Trump, a non-politician with zero scruples, who quickly identified which buttons to push -- and pushed them like crazy.
I also understand that for some voters, Hillary Clinton is basically, as Trump called her, "the devil." There are those who will vote for Trump just to keep his opponent from becoming president.
But no one, at this point, should cling to the illusion that a vote for Trump is a vote for any specific policy on any given issue. Having said all kinds of outrageous things to win the nomination, he is now trying -- clumsily -- to say more moderate things in an attempt not to get crushed in November. I wouldn't take his new, "humane" immigration stance any more seriously than his earlier draconian pronouncements.
In a sense, spokeswoman Pierson was right: Trump doesn't actually have positions. He only has words.
There is anger, bigotry and ignorance behind many of those words. But mostly, where substance ought to be found, there is just arrogance and ego. Trump thinks his supporters are suckers who will line up to buy deportation one day and amnesty the next. Some champion.
(c) 2016, Washington Post Writers Group
Likewise, as I have not received any responses whatsoever, I was (and still am) so close to checking this off as a loss. Unless, by some miracle, they do happen to still have our portfolios accounted for and at some point I do get an accurate balance sheet on my portfolio.
If you don't mind spacetuna, would you mind letting me know the email addy's for who it is that provided you with the update (post here or PM)? I would like to give it one more try.
By Simon Kent.
In a potentially huge political development, Iraq’s Council of Representatives (Parliament) have passed draft amnesty law that would see as many as 5000 Shia Sadrist protesters released from prison and potentially thousands more Sunnis who have been detained over the years, allegedly on spurious information, in many cases.
For example, at the end of the last decade hundreds of Sunnis were rounded up by security forces in Baghdad following bomb attacks, and human rights campaigners say many are innocent.
According to Business Standard,*234 out of 228 MPs voted for the law, which, if implemented, could have very significant implications for political settlement after the so called “Islamic State” are defeated.
(Source: Business Standard.)
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By Simon Kent.
Al-Qaeda leader*Ayman al-Zawahiri, (pictured)*who has been the leader of the organization since the death of Bin Laden in 2011, has issued a short statement urging Iraqi Sunnis to begin an insurgency against the Iraqi government.
Predecessors of the self declared Islamic State, “Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia,” were allied to Al-Qaeda up until around 2005, when Bin Laden rebuked the Iraqi leadership of the group (and its Jordanian commander, Abu Musab al Zarqawi) for being far too brutal and killing too many civilians.
Zarqawi didn’t listen, and instead formed the “Islamic State of Iraq,” in 2006 which was largely defeated by Sunni tribes and US troops between 2006 and 2011. Since then, the so called Islamic State have risen to prominence as the most successful radical jihadi group. But since so many Sunni Iraqis have turned on IS, Zawahari’s plea may be wishful thinking, and an attempt to stay relevant.
The vast majority of Sunnis will not be likely to listen, and will likely reject Al Qaeda as much as they have recently turned on IS.
(Source: The Long War Journal)
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By Simon Kent.
Qayyarah’s oilfields are still on fire weeks after the self declared Islamic State set them on fire as part of a scorched earth strategy during their retreat. The terrorists also poured oil from Qayyarah into the Tigris and set it alight in an attempt to burn a makeshift Iraqi Army bridge.
Before the recent conflict, Qayyarah, which is around 60km south of Mosul, produced around 10,000 bpd of very heavy crude, which was used in power generation.
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Just an FYI that I was able to get an updated account balance from Warka after about 10 emails. They sent me a PDF that gave the dinar amount of my portfolio, it seemed pretty close to what I thought was in there. I had asked for a breakdown of share holdings which was not given. The interesting part is the whole dinar balance showed under the ticker BUND. I'm curious if all are holdings are in some sort of Bond currently?
Please find attached your electronic stock statement as issued by the ISX depository system.
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By Simon Kent.
Kurdish and Iraqi officials are still thrashing out details of a more sustainable and far reaching oil revenue and exports deal, following the resumption of federal oil exports into the Kurdish pipeline from Kirkuk.
Last week, 100,000 bpd of Kirkuk crude from*Baba Gorgor, Jambour and Khabbaz, three fields in the giant Kirkuk formation, were pumped into the Kurdish export pipeline, on the orders of Baghdad.
Previously, the federal North Oil Company (NOC) had re-injected the oil but there were growing fears this would damage reservoirs. At the moment, both sides are working on revenue arrangements for this oil, which will be exported from Ceyhan in Turkey (pictured).
While the NOC still has three fields in the Kirkuk formation, the Kurdish Peshmerga control fields occupied in June 2014, including Bai Hassan and Avana. A longer lasting deal therefore, may be politically difficult for both sides, since many Kurds also blame Baghdad for cutting off their budget share, which the Maliki government did in early 2014.
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US senator bless Iraq's victories achieved on Daesh
Information / Baghdad ...
Search Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Thursday, with a member of Congress from the Republican Party, Senator John Cornyn of war against terrorism, while Park Cornyn victories achieved on the criminals "Daesh."
A statement by the Office of the Abadi received by the agency / information / copy of it, "the Prime Minister received today, Cornyn and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, they discussed the war against terrorism and the international community's support for Iraq to sustain the momentum of victories achieved and train and equip Iraqi forces and the Battle of Mosul and the situation humanity for the displaced and support Iraq in this area. "
Park Cornyn According to the statement, "the victories achieved for our troops and, most recently today edit hand Qayyarah, praising his leadership," stressing that "criminals Daesh global threat that must be confronted and eliminated."
By Simon Kent.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem met with Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi to discuss border security, Reuters reports. Currently, all of Iraq’s border on the Syrian side is either held by Kurdish forces or the self declared Islamic State, with Iraqi forces gradually approaching Al Qaim, the last border town held by the terrorist group.
The meeting comes ahead of increasing talk of final battles to finish of IS in Mosul and Raqqa, their Syrian capital.
An official Iraqi statement noted, “Securing the common border was discussed as our heroic forces get close to the border with Syria.”
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People with common sense are not stupid.....poll after poll shows that.....
And let me tell you.....it is going to be worse....far worse for Donny and his Gang in November...... I guarantee that...
And is like I wrote few posts ago....I am not worried anymore for that man to be in the White House and be a threat to this nation and the american people, he has absolutely no clue on how to run a candidacy show, and he is even more clueless on how to try to portray himself "Presidentially" to the world. The world and the general american population is looking at him everyday...and everyday he makes the news headlines for all the wrong reasons because everything that comes out his mouth is just plainly wrong...
Bottom line is this....he is clearly not going to make it.....at all.....
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black voters
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Donald Trump’s pitch to African-American voters won’t resonate in the black community unless the Republican nominee actually visits one.
“If he’s going to change hearts and minds in African-American communities, he needs to go there and talk to African-Americans,” Abdul-Jabbar told Yahoo News on Tuesday. “He hasn’t done that.”
Last week, Trump argued that Democrats have taken black voters for granted and that those voters should vote for him.
“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs,” Trump said Friday at a rally in Dimondale, Mich., a predominantly white suburb. “What the hell do you have to lose?”
In a speech in Charlotte, N.C., the night before, the real estate mogul appealed to African-Americans to “give Donald Trump a chance.”
“The result for them will be amazing,” he said. “What do you have to lose by trying something new?”
Like other critics, Abdul-Jabbar noted to Yahoo News that Trump’s speeches were in heavily white cities.
“Those speeches were delivered in front of a basically all-white audience,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I don’t know what he was trying to do with that.”
The 69-year-old NBA legend and author said the only 2016 Republican candidate he saw make an effort to talk directly to the black community about solutions to systemic problems like poverty and racism was Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.
“He’s the only one who had any credibility as far as I was concerned,” Abdul-Jabbar said of Paul. “They don’t come to the black community to talk about the solutions because they don’t have any.”
Abdul-Jabbar, a Hillary Clinton supporter who spoke at last month’s Democratic National Convention, said that a lot of progress has been made on race relations under President Barack Obama.
“But there’s also been a retrenchment by some people who have a nostalgia for the time when all our faces in our government were white,” he said. “That fear of change has caused some of them to move things backwards. I think that’s what Mr. Trump is talking about when he says, ‘Let’s make America great again.’ I think he wants it to look like it did in the ’40s and ’50s.”
The former Los Angeles Lakers center has long been a vocal critic of Trump.
In September, Abdul-Jabbar — whose new book, “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White,” was published Tuesday — penned an op-ed for the Washington Post critical of Trump’s attacks on reporters.
Trump’s lack of a data operation is hurting the GOP, operatives say
One of the many ways that Donald Trump has weakened the Republican Party is by doing little in his presidential campaign to target voters through the use of data, analytics and digital tools, a group of Republicans said Thursday.
“I don’t think there’s anyone who’s going to look at the Trump campaign and think that they ran a strong data operation,” said Chris Wilson, who oversaw data analytics for Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign.
Wilson’s concern is that a presidential campaign is the biggest opportunity a political party has to create a culture that helps the party win elections up and down the ticket.
“The last two campaigns, even though you may have had losing campaigns, you had very solid operations for digital and analytics — the overall data side — that came out of those campaigns. I don’t feel that there’s anything that continues from the Trump campaign,” Wilson said. “We are losing the ability to grow our Republican ecosystem from a standpoint of the areas where we are already behind, and that is on the digital side and the data side and the analytics side.”
“That’s a shame,” Wilson said during a panel conversation at Washington’s Howard Theater, convened by the Republican data firm Targeted Victory, which has handled some electronic payment processing for the Trump campaign this year.
After the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, Republicans vowed to improve their use of data in elections. President Obama’s two presidential campaigns were lauded for their innovative uses of technology. Some press coverage of Obama’s wizardry might have been overhyped, but smart Republican consultants understood that data and digital are important new tools that can make big differences in close elections.
Yet Trump has for much of his candidacy scoffed at the role of data and individualized targeting of voters. He dismissed it as “overrated” in May, and said his candidacy would succeed based on holding large rallies.
Since then, his campaign has paid a paltry sum of $100,000 to one data targeting group, Cambridge Analytics, according to the most recent federal disclosure forms. Cruz’s campaign paid the same group almost $6 million in the primary.
Ok...Folks...this is what happens when someone votes to choose the worst nominee in the GOP history.....
New poll shows we're 'starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide'
A poll from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday gave Hillary Clinton a massive advantage over her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, just 75 days before November's election.
The poll put Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, at 51% and Trump, the Republican nominee, at 41% in a head-to-head matchup.
"We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks," Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement.
Clinton's lead over Trump shrinks to 7 percentage points — 45% to Trump's 38% — when third-party candidates are added to the mix.
The poll displayed a familiar story of two massively unpopular candidates, with Clinton earning the edge because of her perceived qualifications for the nation's top job. Trump and Clinton still have low favorability ratings, but Trump's ratings were behind Clinton's — 41% of those polled said that they view Clinton favorably, while only 33% said the same for Trump.
More troubling numbers from this poll shows just how negatively voters view Trump and Clinton:
66% of voters said that Clinton is not honest.
67% of voters said that Clinton believes she doesn't have to play by the same rules as everyone else.
58% of voters said that Trump is not qualified to be president, while 66% said that Clinton is qualified.
While 87% of voters said that they think Clinton is intelligent, only 67% said the same for Trump.
59% of voters said that the way Trump talks appeals to bigotry.
"Trump's missteps, stumbles, and gaffes seem to outweigh Clinton's shaky trust status and perceived shady dealings. Wow, is there any light at the end of this dark and depressing chapter in American politics?" Malloy said.
Most national polls have shown Trump trailing Clinton in the general election. While his poll numbers have improved over the past couple of weeks, he still has a long way to go to close the gap with Clinton.
A new analysis from Reuters released on Thursday also showed that Clinton would have a 95% chance of winning the election if it were held today.
And contrary to Wolvie statements....latinos, women and blacks do not want anything to do with Trumpy......that will prove Trumpy demise....and it is showing...every single damn day.....and it has been for a while....
Far more than you and Donny do altogether......I assure you that much.....
That is in addition to provide with free VA consultation, free medical transportation to the VA Hospital, assistance to the homeless veterans among many other things..
So...ask yourself....what have YOU done for that veteran who sacrifice himself for your freedom?