Monday, February 01, 2016

3 stories to read

  • This campaign is about a political revolution - millions of people standing up and saying enough is enough.
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    1. Liberal Pundits Aren’t Amused By Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Anymore—They’re Terrified
    2. How Bernie Sanders Put Socialism to Work in Burlington: A Profile from 1983
    3. Joan Walsh to Young Bernie Sanders Supporters: Get Off My Lawn 

    That's three worth checking out.

    Iowa's too close and I'm focused on it so we're not doing a snapshot.

    I thought it would be over by now but it's not.

    We'll do a snapshot tomorrow.

    Today, the US Defense Dept announced more bombings:
    Strikes in Iraq
    Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:
    -- Near Kirkuk, a strike destroyed an ISIL bunker.
    -- Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL excavator.
    -- Near Qayyarah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
    -- Near Ramadi, six strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL staging areas, two ISIL rocket rails, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL vehicle bomb, and an ISIL vehicle bomb-making facility.
    -- Near Sinjar, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and two ISIL fighting positions.

    Task force officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect. Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is a strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they do not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target.

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