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Which better describes Bernie's political philosophy

Social Democracy aims to create the conditions for capitalism to lead to greater egalitarian, democratic and solidaristic outcomes.[4] "Social democracy" is often used in this manner to refer to the social policies prominent in Western and Northern Europe - particularly in reference to the Nordic countries - during the latter half of the 20th century.


Democratic socialism is a political ideology advocating a democratic political system alongside a socialist economic system, involving a combination of political democracy (usually multi-party democracy) with social ownership of the means of production. Although sometimes used synonymously with "socialism", the adjective "democratic" is sometimes added to distinguish itself from non-democratic forms of socialism, such as the Marxist–Leninist brand of socialism.

I think Bernie is more of a Social Democrat than a Democratic Socialist. What say you?

Posted by TexasBushwhacker | Mon Oct 19, 2015, 10:19 PM (5 replies)

Statistics on the cost of gun violence


"Researchers conservatively estimate that gun violence costs the American economy at least $229 billion every year, including $8.6 billion in direct expenses such as for emergency and medical care. Gun violence costs more than $700 per American every year, more than the total economic cost of obesity and almost as much as the annual price tag for the entire Medicaid program."
Posted by TexasBushwhacker | Mon Oct 12, 2015, 01:25 PM (7 replies)

Steven Tyler Sends Donald Trump Cease and Desist Over Campaign Use of ‘Dream On’

Source: TheWrap

"Tyler is a registered Republican and attended the GOP debate in August.

In a statement to TheWrap, his attorney said the issue is about getting permission, not politics.

“This is not a political nor personal issue with Mr. Trump, Steven works tirelessly with both Republicans and Democrats regarding copyright reform and his position has always been consistent regarding copyright and intellectual property,” Dina LaPolt said."

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/steven-tyler-sends-donald-trump-legal-threat-over-193054886.html

I find 3 three things odd about this.

1) Once again the GOP seems to have no understanding or respect for copyright law

2) Dream On seems like an odd choice for a campaign theme.

3) Steven Tyler is a Republican. But then, he did do a LOT of drugs.
Posted by TexasBushwhacker | Sun Oct 11, 2015, 06:03 PM (18 replies)

Any interest in starting a DU Planned Parenthood

fundraising campaign? We have a DU fundraising campaign for Bernie Sanders that has raised $23K so far! I thought it might be cool to do the same thing for Planned Parenthood. Anyone interested in pooling our support via DU?
Posted by TexasBushwhacker | Sun Oct 11, 2015, 11:57 AM (1 replies)
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