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There is always talk among Progressives that no other person in politics represents their ideas like Senator Bernie Sanders. Finally, he is beginning to talk seriously about a presidential run in 2016.

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Kit B (276)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:15 am

****Please sign and share

DRAFT: Senator Bernie Sanders for President in 2016

There is always talk among Progressives that no other person in politics represents their ideas like Senator Bernie Sanders. Finally, he is beginning to talk seriously about a presidential run in 2016.

Why run now? In a The Nation magazine interview he states: “But if the fundamental issues that are of concern to the great mass of Americans—“the collapse of the middle class, growing wealth and income inequality, growth in poverty, global warming”—are not being discussed by the 2016 candidates, Sanders says, “Well, then maybe I have to do it.”

Sanders has often stated the issues of our times with compassion and ideas about how to achieve those goals.

Sanders has said, “there must be a progressive alternative to the conservative Republican politics of cruelty and cuts and the centrist Democratic politics of compromise with the conservatives. “[The] major issues of this country that impact millions of people cannot continue to be swept under the rug,” Sanders told Politico on Monday. “And if nobody else is talking about it, well, then maybe I have to do it. But I do not believe that I am the only person that is capable of doing this.”

Sanders is aware that building the base and infrastructure required to run a national campaign is not an easy nor inexpensive task.

This petition is an effort to let Senator Sanders know that we support his bid for the Presidency and that we the Progressives of this country will join in that campaign with our volunteer and financial support.

Sanders has the courage of his convictions, the personal integrity and workable ideas to make the needed changes for this country to be great again. We are living in dangerous times, we can see the collapse of our infrastructure, the growing problems of climatic change as a response to careless corporate greed, the decline in the quality of education, the massive inequality between the extremely wealthy and working people of this country and stands squarely for the majority.

Sign and share this petition, let’s tell Senator Bernie Sanders that we will support him in 2016.

Thank you for signing and sharing this petition.

Pat B (356)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:54 am
Excellent, Kit. Thank you, signed.~!!!

Solitary E (324)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:00 am
Signed and shared. Thanks Kit! This is a great idea!

JL A (281)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:00 am
Thanks for creating the petition and letting us know about it this way Kit.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:11 am

Kit B (276)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:16 am

Petitions will be on Avaaz and as well, many even more sites. I want to flood the Internet with this information and hope that people are ready and willing for real progressive leader.

Thanks for signing - please do share.

Thanks Terry King - for giving me the extra push to write the petition and not just think about writing one.

Vallee R (280)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:28 am
Signed - Kit saw another one somewhere yesterday!

Terry King (113)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:30 am
Signed of course... Thank you so much Kit for your excellent work!

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:36 am
Million thanks to Kit and Terrie!! Please do provide all other petition links wherever you see them!

Kit B (276)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:40 am

Yes, Val there are some petitions for Bernie Sanders most go back to 2011 and early. Not wanting to step on toes I did check on other active petitions for Senator Sanders, though I may have missed one or two.

Angelika R (143)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:03 pm
It'll be intersting now to watch all our familiar progressive groups, most or many of which had already started advocating for Hillary, what they will do next. We hope they'll be jumping on the bandwagon once it starts rolling and support the only right thing to do! -no matter how Act Blue will flood or emails ;-)

Animae C (514)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:17 pm
Mar 08
# 13

Kit B (276)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:32 pm


David C (133)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:48 pm

Gene J (290)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:19 pm
I love him and think he'd make a wonderful president. The only potential obstacle, and I'd expect republicans and maybe some democrats to mention it, is that he'll turn 73 in September the day after I turn 65. So 75 by 2016 election. That shouldn't be a disqualifier but some will try to make it so. I'd rather him than most democrats, certainly far more than Hillary who I'm not so fond of anymore. At all really. Tough going as an Independent.

Terry King (113)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:32 pm
Signed both additional petitions

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:00 pm
Glad to sign. #22. Noted. Many thanks for posting, Kit! Will sign all that I come across. Bernie is a national treasure.

Michela M (3964)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:49 pm

Rose B (141)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:55 pm
Signed Kit

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:22 pm
Noted and signed. TY Kit

Richard S (209)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:33 pm
At the very least, his candidacy could help to pull the Democratic Party nominee and maybe even the Country back a little from where it is--falling off the right (read wrong) side of the scale.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:53 pm
for signing:
DRAFT: Senator Bernie Sanders for President in 2016
As well as the other Petitions off of C2.

Pat B (356)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:56 pm
Thank you again, Kit, I signed the Avaaz one too.!!

Autumn S (151)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:30 pm
signed, TY Kit

Barbara F (47)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:31 pm
Signed & Noted, Thanks Kit!

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Diane O (194)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:41 pm
If you are an American and believe in socialism by all means sign this petition. However, before you sign, understand what socialism means. You should also look at those "utopia Scandinavian countries" and get a visual on what the working class is paying in taxes to take care of the non workers. Also, while you are there, do the more recent research on the immigration issues that are escalating in these "utopian socialist countries" so that you can grasp what socialism is and what it does to a country.

The United States cannot operate like a Norway or a Sweden in the world. The United States is a superpower who has responsibilities both to its own people and to global geopolitical and economic areas so it is absurd to say that the United States should operate like Norway. It will never happen. It could never work and it is tiresome to say that we should be more like Scandinavian countries. Bernie Sanders idea of socialism for the US works at the state level in a niche state like Vermont but is inoperable in the United States.


Jabi Yeonnmin (164)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:43 pm

Walter F (129)
Friday March 7, 2014, 5:06 pm
Siigned by a foreigner.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday March 7, 2014, 5:26 pm
I would love to see a Progressive President after all the crap we've been through! I'd be SO happy if Bernie & Dennis Kucinich ran together! RepubliCONs are beyond help, and they Can't buy every office..the Democratic Party has forgotten it's roots & gone too Corporate, pretend "bipartisanship" has cost us dearly. Time for Real Liberals to Push for MORE! :)
Super Powers should prove they are worthy of the name, charity begins at home!;)

Shirley S (187)
Friday March 7, 2014, 6:17 pm
Reported Xcberyery S for scam

Shirley S (187)
Friday March 7, 2014, 6:18 pm
Signed & noted in support.

JL A (281)
Friday March 7, 2014, 6:24 pm
spam flagged (profile already gone)

Kit B (276)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:03 pm

The weekend SPAMMERS - do they sit and wait all week for this?

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:35 pm
S+S-thx Kit

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 8:15 pm
A Sanders/Stein ticket would be good.

Katie and Bill D (107)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:01 pm

Signed * thank you Kit

Giana P (398)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:27 pm
I noted and signed, Kit, although I don't know much about US politics, I am taking your word for it - he must be a good person - a Democrat and a liberal progressive one.

Janis K (127)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:47 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Kat

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 6:17 am
Thank you

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 7:05 am
Every Norwegian and person from Sweden I have spoken to LOVES their system and are paid well as workers and do not mind putting in taxes for the "common good". They know that when they become aged or if they should become disabled they will not be kicked to the curb but will have a roof over their head and enough to eat, as well as have their medical needs taken care of.

They pride themselves in the fact they have a good educational system, and that workers are given ample time off from work to restore themselves and that while they work their children are well cared for in good centers. They are a well educated people who do not face going into debt just to gain an education in order to give of a brilliant mind or talents back to the people and their Country. None face going into bankrupt situation simply due to costly medical expenses, the number one reason in the USA.

As compared to what most Americans daily struggle with, those Countries are in a Utopia. Just because there are a few people doing well in the USA they shouldn't be so self centered to think everyone is doing the same or were given equal opportunities to succeed. At least in Norway, Sweden, and Finland they believe in living in a Country that places the needs of the people on par with the needs of the Corporations.

Terrie W (798)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:07 am
#67 0:06 pm Mar 08 Terrie Williams TX SSn
Oh, hell YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Want me some Bernie for Prez any day of the week!

Terrie W (798)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:08 am
Signed and shared the other two also Kit!

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:27 am
Sweden's population is less than a twentieth of the population in the US. What works in a country with 9.5 million people cannot work in the United States.


Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:38 am
You might find this article interesting:

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:48 am
noted signed shared ty

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:59 am
Gladly signed. Thank you Kit.

Deb E (63)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:27 am
It is totally obvious who amongst us on this thread has never had, nor knows anyone who has ever had, to get help from a government agency due to a disaster in their lives, and absolutely no knowledge of what it is like to live on less than $1200.00 a month in today's world (TOTAL gov assistance). The archaic minds who believe that this world should be a dog eat dog world where only if you are lucky enough should be able to make it, and I'm sorry, but a lot of what happens in this life is just plain luck, are the ones ruining our very existence on this planet. Those people, who are "successful" in life, with tons of money and no fear of their future, had a lot of luck to be where they are.

Many people work hard, struggle, do everything right, only to get doors shut, disasters happen, horrible life events that would knock the wind out of anyone's sails. They get back up. They continue to get back up. When they are down, those with money favor to keep them down. Sometimes, people just get too ill to be able to contribute to their society in the usual ways, but that doesn't mean that they should be forced to live in squander. And in today's world, anything less than $20,000 a year puts you there. Disgustingly poor healthcare, geared towards profits for the healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, food that is not healthy and living conditions which would make most people in this country feel totally depressed to have to live in them. That is not being out of poverty. That is merely having a roof over your head and some food in your belly, and just because someone becomes unable to work they shouldn't be forced to live in those kinds of conditions.

Anyone who knows anything about how our government works right now knows there is NO free market and there are NO large corporations who want a "free market". They are subsidized by this government. They get more handouts than the poor! That is why they have taken over our government and that is why they fight so hard to get rid of any semblance of a society that cares about those in it less fortunate than themselves.

The grab for this country was about its' wealth, and those who fight for the old ways of taking advantage of the children, the poor, the elderly, and the sick are those who remain among the ones who the Revolution was fought against. Personally, I am sick and tired of the people who wish to hold the world back from progressing into the totally peaceful world this could be because of their love of money and hatred for their fellow human beings, as well as their total disregard for the planet that gives us life. Life isn't a contest. It isn't "the one with the most money wins". Life is a gift that we should all cherish. Even those who cannot contribute in the usual ways have something to offer to a society. Let's have a society that actually embraces "everyone" and watch how fast the world changes. That's what America was supposed to be. Our founding fathers never intended to allow women the same rights as men. Should we still be going along with that, too?

If I see that Bernie gets enough traction early on, I will absolutely vote for him. Petitions signed.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 12:44 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Kit.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 3:18 pm
Bravo Deb!

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 3:49 pm
I agree, Dandelion. "Bravo Deb!" Great comments...heartfelt. However, Bernie Sanders will never have the opportunity to run for POTUS. He is a socialist. The democrat party will never put their support behind him. Our country was built on capitalism.

JL A (281)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 3:55 pm
Fact Check:
"capitalism is regarded as an economic system distinguished by certain characteristics whose development is conditioned by still other elements. The basic characteristics are: (1) private ownership of the means of production, (2) a social class structure of private owners and free wage-earners, which is organized to facilitate expanding accumulation of profit by private owners; and (3) the production of commodities for sale. Conditioning elements are: (a) a certain division of labor; (b) institutional arrangements to insure a dependable supply of wage labor; (c) a degree of social productivity sufficient to permit sustained investment; (d) commercial organization of the market—including banks—whose scope is adequate to the productivity of the community; (e) a political process whereby economic power can become translated into governmental policy; (f) a legal structure that is protective of private property; and (g) a certain toleration—at the least—of new ways of making a living.

In this sense, the American economy became predominantly capitalist only by 1900. The earlier years fall into three periods. The first, from 1600 to 1790, is characterized by handicraft-subsistence production alongside elements of a semi-capitalist economy stemming from commercial production of tobacco. The most commercialized sectors of the economy were predominantly staffed by enslaved and semi-enslaved workers. During the second period, 1790-1865, several industries became organized along capitalist lines and some sectors of agriculture lost their subsistence character until by the period's end agriculture as a whole was producing for the market. A working class of free and unfree elements is then growing rapidly. In the third period, 1865-1920, economic development attains an extraordinary pace as industry and, increasingly, agriculture becomes subject to capitalist forces. All capitalist economies are commercialized but not all commercialized economies are capitalist. "


Sheryl G (363)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:06 pm
But I thought a lot of people on the right have been claiming Obama is a Socialist. Gee, thought Bernie would fit in

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:09 pm

Capitalism like Communism or Socialism is an economic theory not the foundation of a government. If you are referring to the book by Adam Smith, "Wealth of Nations" then I suggest you do some reading.

This thread is a petition site, either sign the petition or do not. Take your frustrations to another thread.

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:13 pm
Ahh, liberal "selective memory." Obama campaigned as dead center. You might want to recall that he wanted to "bring the parties together." Once elected he turned to his "single payer healthcare agenda."

Obama is a chameleon as you know by now. I know many of the democrats are not happy with his incompetence and lack of leadership skills. The American people, in November 2010, recognized in less than 2 years, that they needed to create gridlock in congress and that is exactly what happened.

Bernie Sanders is NOT a chameleon. He can be trusted to be a socialist. Obama cannot be trusted based on the polls.

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:15 pm

Once again, Diane this is a petition site. Sign the petition or do not, but this is not the place for your ramblings.

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:38 pm
Kit, capitalism and socialism are economic models. Communism is a political-economic model. I suggest that you get your terms straight.

We don't have to go back to origins of theory rather we should look to how models are successful in bringing happiness and prosperity to a wide range of people.

"I read above where someone from another country admitted not knowing anything about American politics she said: noted and signed, Kit, although I don't know much about US politics, I am taking your word for it - he must be a good person - a Democrat and a liberal progressive one."

Know are on a public forum and it is open for opinion comments from those opposing this petition. If you put up a petition you are sharing your personal opinion. You have your free speech and I have mine. Neither one of us is wrong in sharing our opinions. What I have a problem with is someone signing your petition who knows nothing about politics in the US. This is why I responded. There are two sides to every story. There are always two sides to the story. You appear to have a serious issue with those who disagree with your personal opinions. Do you believe in the First Amendment (Bill of Rights) or not? I certainly believe in the First Amendment and I feel comfortable opposing promotion of an avowed socialist being promoted as a viable presidential candidate.

Unlike Obama, Bernie Sanders is not a certified liar. He is who he says he is and IMO will never be a serious presidential candidate.


Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:45 pm
My editing of the quote bounced around. The quotations were meant for "I don't know much about US politics...." however, people signing a petition they don't understand causes concern from where I sit....and it should from where you sit.

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:57 pm

That is none of your business, these people are smart enough to know who, what and why they are signing this petition. What hubris to think only you have the knowledge or insight to decide what others should or should not sign. When any of us feels a need for your input we certainly know how to ask. From here it seems your single mission is to disrupt a thread because once again you disagree with the ideas or concept.

Go and read a book, you do need the education.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:15 pm
"What I have a problem with is someone signing your petition who knows nothing about politics in the US"
What a discriminating remark..These folks have been around a while and have SEEN and EXPERIEMCED the politics of the past, they do not need "lecturing" from anyone and had enough time to know what they need to know about Mr Sanders.
We do NOT call Germany a "capitalist" system, what we have is called SOZIALE MARKTWIRTSCHAFT, means SOCIAL markets; AND THAT IS most likely what Bernie Sanders would want to establish in the US and i for one hope like mad he will get a chance to PROVE YES WE CAN !

JL A (281)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:28 pm
Given the strength of education in other countries compared to the US, I have no trouble believing that many who live in other countries are more knowledgeable about American history and politics than many who live in the US and thus would have a more informed opinion than at least some if not many in the US.

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 8:22 pm

Some one tried to post here and could not, so this is just a test.

Diane O (194)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 4:36 am
No, it was not a discriminating remark. I apologize if my comment appeared insensitive. I believe anyone who signs a petition should be aware of what they are signing...whether they are from the US or not. It was that fact that she stated she didn't understand it. I was making a point because people sign and vote for people they know very little about.

When Obama was elected many voted for him and when asked who his VP running mate was they didn't know his name.

All of us have our freedom of speech. You are exercising your freedom to speak your mind and I am exercising me that I disagree that Bernie Sanders would make a great president in the United States of America.


Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 5:53 am
Noted. America must look forward to a President that gives priority to Americans welfare not war fair. I don't want to add any more comments as Americans are the only people who have to decide for themselves and the future of there children and grand children. When it comes to the foreign policy I can say what I mentioned in the beginning of this comment. Peace based on justice in every corner of the world whether in the middle east where Us follows unfair and unbalanced policy favoring Zionism or in Europe where it tries to have a foot where it doesn't belong.

kate K (481)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 6:53 am
Noted and signed thank you Kit

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 7:44 am

No, Diane - you have long passed a right to excise a right to disagree and now have intentionally hurt people's feelings and again shown that with your imperious attitude, you believe that only you are right. Indeed many of your comments have been insulting and rude. If you have not figured it out, no one that comes here to sign the petition wants your attitude or your thoughts. By now those thoughts are clear. Your chose to not sign, fine, then have the courtesy to move along a harass some where that might actually care what about you have to say. Do not tell anyone how to feel or whether a comment was discriminating or not, that right you do not have. It's bad enough that you believe people can not understand a petition without your input, don't think you can also tell others how to respond to your insults.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:21 am


Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:13 pm

Carrie B (306)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:22 pm

Diane O (194)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:17 pm
Kit, you aren't in a position on a public forum to rule the roost. When you put up a petition you open yourself up to those who have an opinion which may or may not agree with your "personal" opinion. I didn't hurt anyone's feelings. I was making a valid point that people will sign a petition because someone told them it was a good petition to sign without knowing all the facts.

People who sign petitions should KNOW what they are signing. Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist. He doesn't even belong to the democrat party. He is an independent and as an independent cannot run. Intelligent people would know that in order for Bernie to run on his socialist agenda he would have to join the democrat party and if you think for a nano second that the DNC would endorse a socialist then you would be wrong. The democrats want to "win" an election not shoot themselves in the foot by endorsing and raising money for a man who would turn the majority of democrats away.

Anyone who considers signing this petition should know that they are wasting their time. I gave the reasons why. I'm sorry you have trouble with an opposing view. I'm surprised that you would support signatures on a petition when they don't know anything about Bernie Sanders except what YOU told them. I gave them the information you failed to mention.


Past Member (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:21 pm
Noted, signed and shared, thanks Kit. BTW, I think I prefer the spammers to the rightwing tripe that tries to pass as thoughtful discourse.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 4:59 pm

I so agree with you MJ - some just need to prattle on, maybe there is some satisfaction in seeing their words printed on the screen.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 6:22 pm
I would think that by now anyone spewing that rightwing ideology would be embarrassed by it.

The Sociopathic 1 Percent: The Driving Force at the Heart of the Tea Party

In their warped view of society, only the individual exists -- with no social relations, shared history and culture.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 6:27 pm

Excellent article MJ I bookmarked that for later use. That fits so well.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:45 pm
It seems to me that it is time to tell those that would reject Senator Sanders ideas to just shut the hell up and go away. Bernie is one of the only people in Washington making any sense!

Susanne R (234)
Monday March 10, 2014, 12:14 am

Do you ever wonder what happened to Hans and Lilith? I think they're alter ego may be paying you a visit. Three peas in a pod? Or one pea with three identities? What do you think?

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 10, 2014, 5:04 am
Lol Susanne, I doubt that, "they" had different talking points.. but then one never really knows..
I prefer to not feed.. the last thing we'd need now is yet another thread like "that one".

Dee C (229)
Monday March 10, 2014, 5:44 am
you took action on March 10, 2014

Thanks Kit..
Signed & noted..

Dee C (229)
Monday March 10, 2014, 5:54 am
Diane O. (150)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:17 pm

"Anyone who considers signing this petition should know that they are wasting their time. I gave the reasons why. I'm sorry you have trouble with an opposing view. I'm surprised that you would support signatures on a petition when they don't know anything about Bernie Sanders except what YOU told them. I gave them the information you failed to mention."

I absolutely agree that no one should ever just blindly sign any petition..They must be read completely through..And one should even always do their research about whatever the cause is for that petition..And only then should one sign it..

Also..I would like to say..I cannot speak for anyone else but myself..and I for one do know all about Mr Sanders..And yes I would fully support him..

Thanks again Kit..: )

Dee C (229)
Monday March 10, 2014, 8:21 am
Also shared in my news group..

Kit B (276)
Monday March 10, 2014, 9:13 am

Of all the politicians in the US one that everyone knows is Senator Bernie Sanders. He positions are clearly defined, he always stands for We The People and not the "Too Big to Fail" gang from the banks and Wall Street.

Whether he could win a national election in face of the billions that could come from the many right wing groups, I don't know. I do know what I have seen, heard and followed and I know where he stands on each issue. That remains an unknown for many others. Elizabeth Warren states that she has no interest in a national election, and maybe that's just as well we need someone left in the Senate that, like Sanders can not be bought by corporate dollars. Senator Sanders has the one thing that to date is sadly missing from the republican candidates: personal integrity.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 10, 2014, 8:57 pm

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday March 10, 2014, 10:39 pm
Noted. All 3 petitions signed and shared.

Susanne R (234)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 12:19 am
Re: "I'm surprised that you would support signatures on a petition when they don't know anything about Bernie Sanders except what YOU told them."

Because you have probably insulted more people than you can possibly imagine, please define who "THEY" are? Anyone who is a member of Care2 or who follows credible news sources and has any interest in politics, the environment (especially with regard to climate change), income inequality, social injustice or any other common sense and/or humanitarian issues knows exactly who Bernie Sanders is and what he stands for. People who are outraged by the Citizens United ruling, corrupt corporate practices, and who are concerned about the future of the middle class know exactly who he is. How can someone NOT be familiar with Bernie Sanders? He's a national icon. He's the man who said: "There is a cancer eating away at the heart of corporate America and its name is GREED."

Your remark was condescending and insulting on so many levels. You probably don't see Bernie making appearances on Fox News, but then he probably wouldn't lower himself to that level. Is it possible that YOU are the person who doesn't know anything about Bernie Sanders? IMO, it's more likely that you do know of him and his incredible popularity and sterling reputation. And if that's the case, should anyone be surprised that you're here trying to talk people out of signing this petition?

Forgot to mention in my earlier post, Kit: signed and noted!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 2:25 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 3:26 am
SInce Kit and Dandelion suggest him....I trust them and I vote for him :)

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 5:09 am
“Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced they would reject efforts by Canada’s right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news. Canada’s Radio Act requires that ‘a licenser may not broadcast….any false or misleading news.’ The provision has kept Fox ‘news’ and right wing talk radio out of Canada” - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

As you said in an above comment Diane, Bernie Sanders is not a liar. So I agree with you Susanne, he'd most likely not end up on Fox News, and if he did, he'd speak truth, something that channel is not too familiar with. I also agree, except for some of the C2 members that may reside outside this Country, and even then many of them know of this man's name, Bernie is very well known and loved by many citizens of this Country that are from BOTH Parties as well as Independents. There is a reason that many Republicans also love him in addition to the Democrats and Independents, because he DOES speak Truth to Power, he believes in We The People, a conservative in not wasting valuable tax monies but also a strong advocate that we don't let people suffer in a rigged economy and allow them to be crushed into the ground. He believes everyone has the right to thrive and be respected in this Country, not just the few Corporate People and the Greedy Ones that have the gold filling their pockets.

Bernie also believes in protecting our waters, land and air, that there is a balance to how one should live. Even Republicans like to know the streams are clean to fish from, the water they drink isn't full of toxins, their child can breath the air without gasping, it is the common sense approach that resonates with actual PEOPLE who are PEOPLE first and not just some Party. More people are waking up that they are certainly Not a Non living Entity of a Corporate Person that they should protect at all cost even slicing their own throats to protect that Corporate Person. Not all who are in the Republican Party are so blinded, some are even leaving that Party, others are working at bringing the Party back to it's senses and not be pulled by the religious Fundamentalist or other Extremists the Koch Brothers and ALEC only proposals. I agree, those who know Bernie Sanders know very well what he stands for.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 9:01 am

Thanks Sheryl - such a simple concept, if it is not news it should not be called news. Once the United States had the same law,, now like consumer protections, the strength of the SEC and needed regulations on corporations, along with any control of election financing are gone.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 7:34 pm
I was thrilled to sign the petition! Thank you, Kit! (s, n, p, t)

John B (185)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 1:38 pm
Thanks Kit for the link. Signed and noted with pleasure

Diane O (194)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 4:37 pm
Kit, your discounting my opinion is a fallacious argument and appeal to false authority. You remind me that you are a "scientist". That doesn't mean that my opinion is any less valuable or valid than yours on the subjects discussed here. I am a close observer of human behavior and draw on extensive life experience and observation of politically motivated behavior. That is why I will continue to express my opinion whether I am invited to or not. I invite others to not trust outright authority based on academic credentials, especially if not specifically relevant to the subject.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:16 pm
Diane, your own admission that you are a science denier makes your opinion worthless, forget "less valuable". That same admission prevents you from having a seat at this table. I really can't understand why you continue to embrace anti-science views that do nothing but expose you as a fool. It is you that lacks any relevance.

Diane O (194)
Friday March 14, 2014, 2:11 am
That would be your personal opinion that I am a fool. I disagree with your talking points.

Ann Welton (230)
Friday March 14, 2014, 8:40 am
Gladly signed, noted and shared!! Thank you Kit for posting and Dandelion for sharing. To all those who posted wonderful comments, I wish I could send you more green stars, but alas, Care2 has a limit. :)

JL A (281)
Friday March 14, 2014, 6:41 pm
"The expression anecdotal evidence refers to evidence from anecdotes. Because of the small sample, there is a larger chance that it may be unreliable due to cherry-picked or otherwise non-representative samples of typical cases.[1][2] Anecdotal evidence is considered dubious support of a claim; it is accepted only in lieu of more solid evidence. This is true regardless of the veracity of individual claims.[3][4][5]

The term is often used in contrast to scientific evidence, such as evidence-based medicine, which are types of formal accounts. Some anecdotal evidence does not qualify as scientific evidence because its nature prevents it from being investigated using the scientific method. Misuse of anecdotal evidence is an informal fallacy and is sometimes referred to as the "person who" fallacy ("I know a person who..."; "I know of a case where..." etc. Compare with hasty generalization). Anecdotal evidence is not necessarily representative of a "typical" experience; in fact, human cognitive biases such as confirmation bias mean that exceptional or confirmatory anecdotes are much more likely to be remembered. Accurate determination of whether an anecdote is "typical" requires statistical evidence.[6][7]"

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:09 am
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Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:12 am
Kit, I actually think you should perhaps with your next "caturday" newsletter include ALL LINKS TO THE petitions FOR BERNIE once again, just so to reach all friends who may have missed signing the ones added later. I will try to remember to do the same with my next PM message.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 11:11 am
Signed....good idea.

Jaime Alves (52)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:11 am

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 6:01 pm
Bernie and Elizabeth!

SuSanne P (193)
Friday October 10, 2014, 9:06 am
Great idea and thank you Kit, even though the petition is closed. He has my vote under any affiliation. Senator Warren and Bernie...OMGosh~ I was busy in the Farm all year. ARE YOU STILL ON C-2? I have been wondering why I haven't seen you as of late, but only got my computer working today. YEAH! If so please continue to send me your news.
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