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Mar 29, 2016 2:14 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

South Fork Voters Talk Donald Trump

Trump supporter William Jones at his home in Hampton Bays. JAIME ZAHL
Apr 4, 2016 7:36 AM

William Jones of Hampton Bays is concerned with the current state of the nation. With a daughter in college, the 66-year-old former human services director and deputy supervisor of Southampton Town said he fears leaving her generation behind with debt and global turmoil.

“Our obligation is to try and fix some of these longstanding problems people have talked about forever and ever,” he said at his home on Monday, adding that is why he plans to vote for billionaire Donald Trump in November should he secure the nomination to run on the Republican ticket.

Like many of Mr. Trump’s supporters, Mr. Jones was drawn in, not by the candidate’s affiliation with the Republican Party, but because of his challenging of the status-quo.

Although Mr. Jones was a longtime member of the party, he said he recently changed his registration to “blank” after becoming fed up with Washington’s career politicians.

“For millions of Americans, our hope tank was running on fumes and Donald Trump came along and gave us a fill-up,” he said. “I believe that he’s actually going to accomplish some things that are important.”

Mr. Jones said he is in full support of Mr. Trump and his plans for the future of America, including tighter control on immigration—namely with the construction of a wall along the border of the U.S. and Mexico—and a stronger presence on the “world’s stage.”

He added that the desire for a candidate like Mr. Trump was years in the making.

“Donald Trump’s support did not magically spring forth from his candidacy, but rather from years of frustration of broken promises and Washington’s assault on our freedom,” he said.

East Hampton Town Republican Committee media liaison Greg Mansley said he cannot recall an election when people were so angry. Mr. Trump, he said, has successfully tapped into those emotions.

“When I was growing up, I knew if I worked hard that tomorrow would be better than today. That’s not the case today,” said Mr. Mansley. “The past eight years have been a disaster. I’ve got to leave my kids a better world than they have now.”

Damon Hagan, newly appointed chair of the Southampton Town Republican Committee, said that there is much of the same distrust in career politicians on the local political stage.

“If you look at a local level, Jay Schneiderman campaigned that he would bring taxes down. Then the first major decisions made were major raises across the board and increased budgets by hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’re being told one thing and then when they’re in office they do something completely different.”

Mr. Hagan said that Trump’s outsider status is a large part of what makes him so appealing to many Americans. However, he said it’s also why he’s drawing much scrutiny.

“There’s a tremendous amount of backlash against him,” he said.

Mr. Trump has faced a variety of criticism on both sides of the political fence for his speeches at political rallies and debates as well as tweets, which some claim to be racist, misogynistic and xenophobic.

When it comes to Trump’s statements, East Hampton Town Republican Committee interim Chair Reg Cornelia said that he “regret[s] Mr. Trump’s unnecessary crudities and vulgarities.”

However, Mr. Cornelia said Mr. Trump is “unafraid of the press” and has consistently brought up issues that the public wants to hear.

“He calls it like it is,” Mr. Cornelia said. “Marco Rubio asked him at one debate, ‘Are you saying all of Islam hates America?’ And Trump shrugged his shoulders and said an awful lot of them do. The people love it when they hear direct talk and they’re getting a lot of it from him.”

Still, Mr. Cornelia said he is not in favor of the format of the Republican primary debates where Mr. Trump has taken center stage.

“It’s like a survival show,” he said. “A back and forth circus. They ask ‘gotcha’ questions and get emotion stirred.”

He said he believes that the spectacle of the debates has taken away from the diversity and the strength of the Republican candidates and the members of the party currently represented in the House and the Senate.

“We’ve had two Hispanic candidates, an African-American brain surgeon … To me that is the most astounding issue, not the gaffs that the candidates make.”

Springs resident and longtime member of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, Carole Campolo, also spoke in favor of this year’s Republican candidates.

“I think with a few exceptions, the Republican field has been extraordinary,” she said. “They’re knowledgeable about the process, they have integrity and are capable in their fields.”

Although she said her personal choice is Ted Cruz, she said most of the candidates have proven themselves within their states.

As for Mr. Trump, Ms. Campolo said she is not a fan of his personality, which she said is driving his momentum, and has written several letters to the NY Post about him and his antics.

“All this stuff with Megyn Kelly … it’s over the top and totally uncalled for,” she said. “He has this sort of take no prisoners attitude toward his competitors and yet I’m not sure what his policies are.”

Ms. Campolo said that the entire process “has taken on a bit of a reality feel.” After all, Mr. Trump became a household name as the host of “The Apprentice” of NBC.

“It’s very unfortunate because we have very serious issues in this nation and this world, she said.

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Time for a no BS president and stop giving away MY money. We give away tons of money and can't take care of the Citizens, military, homeless, poor and seniors.
No raises in SS or other programs, but alot more for other countries...
By knitter (1798), Southampton on Mar 30, 16 5:58 PM
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You are HILARIOUS if you think Trump is a " NO BS president" Or that he gives a S*** About you, the homeless, the poor or seniors...LISTEN to what the man is saying - he gives less than a s*** about anything or anyone but himself.
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 10:48 AM
Polandspring, get your head out of your lower extremity and look at the real world. Hree and now, Donald is the only one up there who is talking any sense at all. With General Motors producing all of their SUV line-up in Mexico, Ford moving to Mexico, Nabisco now in Mexico, several air-conditioner and climate control firms moving their production to Mexico ..... it's time to get the jobs back HERE in the good old USA. Clinton pushed NAFTA and even tried to get the Canadian pipe line pushed through. ...more
By jediscuba (70), Bayside on Apr 7, 16 9:29 PM
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You are part of the problem. I could site articles and interviews where him "speaking his mind " is nothing more than an overgrown child having a tantrum. You must be a rich, white, male to think he is a good choice. Sorry - the women and other people he will step all over would like a different country. One where our reproductive rights aren't taken away. One where families aren't split apart. One where people can be Muslim with out fear of being shot. Trump is bigot at best and terrorist at worst. ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Apr 8, 16 7:26 AM
Oh yeah, Trump's America would be just the ticket for Jones' daughters. The whole western world is alarmed at the prospect of the horror of the US being led by a seriously disordered maniacal know-nothing, and Jones thinks he's the right man for the job. Wonder how he feels today learning that according to Drumpf, should his daughters undergo abortions, they should be criminally charged and punished. News flash: Drumpf will never be elected president of the United States.
By June Bug (2486), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 30, 16 6:41 PM
Trump is a disgrace.
By joan s (53), hampton bays on Mar 30, 16 8:27 PM
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By jediscuba (70), Bayside on Apr 7, 16 9:30 PM
Trump is head and shoulders above the disgrace currently occupying the White House. A pro America president will be a breath of fresh air after 8 years of Obama's antics.
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Mar 30, 16 8:58 PM
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PLEASE enlighten me. What are these Obama antics? I feel kinda bad that I voted for him and you're not happy. Don't want to make the same mistake twice.
By lursagirl (231), southampton on Mar 30, 16 9:10 PM
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"Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem.
It is not goodness to be better than the very worst.

~ Seneca the Younger, Epistolae Ad Lucilium.
Mar 31, 16 6:10 AM appended by Mr. Z
And, for the record, bull**** does not leave "a breath of fresh air" in it's wake...
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Mar 31, 16 6:10 AM
Explain the BS you talk of wise man!
By lursagirl (231), southampton on Mar 31, 16 10:50 AM
TRUMP is a disgrace to the human race. Not just politics but the human race. Do you really want a bigot, a sociopath narcissist to be be in charge of the COUNTRY? He will have the codes!!

And what exactly has Obama done wrong? Lower unemployment...horrid, equal rights...unforgivable!
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 10:58 AM
Whenever Trump opens his mouth.

It's a clear case of BS scented halitosis.
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Mar 31, 16 1:09 PM
I thought you were referencing to Obama... You reply was confusing!
By lursagirl (231), southampton on Mar 31, 16 1:15 PM
Can any Trump supporters explain to me his policies? I have yet to hear him articulate anything other than building a wall and the things will be "great" or "huge" or "the best"
By Rich Morey (368), East Hampton on Mar 30, 16 10:38 PM
Didn't they tell you?

He plans on being the Gene Simmons of Pennsylvania Avenue.
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Mar 31, 16 6:20 AM
I am not a trump supporter but you can google it and look it up or check on his web site. The Trump appeal (as well as Bernie) is they are both anti establishment. Trump is not a politician and not PC. As the front runner he has been hit with a smear campaign by the GOP. Even Fox News has gotten in on the act. People can't get enough and the media is making oodles of money on it.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 31, 16 8:55 PM
Smear campaign? You mean like pointing out all the stupid, racist, sexist things Dump Trump has said and done? Or all his bankruptcies and additional failed businesses? All those FACTS.. that "smear" campaign?
By Rich Morey (368), East Hampton on Apr 1, 16 12:58 PM
That's not what you were asking. You were asking about his policies. The GOP and media have a full court press on. If he wins the nomination the dems will be worse. If Bernie were winning it would be a full court press on his basic math skills. Just curious what's your opinion of Hilary.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 1, 16 1:48 PM
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The wall is a great idea, most of the funds to build it have already been approved by Congress, Dear Leader has stalled the project. Better trade deals that actually favor the USA for a change . Looking out for America First, not apologizing for our greatness. Eliminating Obamacare. Not bending over and grabbing the ankles for the PC crowd. Not kissing the posterior of the liberal media. Gotta go to work, more to follow.
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Mar 31, 16 7:03 AM
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Fibbing like Trump now?

"On January 23, 2008 the 110th Congress introduced Reinstatement of the Secure Fence Act of 2008 (H.R. 5124). This bill called for Homeland Security to construct an additional 700 miles of two layered, 14 foot high fencing along the southwest border. The bill died in committee and was never voted upon.

By April 2009 Homeland Security had erected about 613 miles of new pedestrian fencing and vehicle barriers along the southwest border from California to Texas.

In ...more
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Mar 31, 16 7:10 AM
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By hendrixexperience (6), East Quogue on Mar 31, 16 7:17 AM
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What it really shows is what people think of the other candidates who are running.
By bird (806), Sag Harbor on Mar 31, 16 9:10 PM
After the wall is built, what do we do with the 21,000 border agents. They go to work every day and don't do anything because Obama tells them not to do anything. Isn't that the right wing take on our borders? Twenty one thousand go to work every day and sit on their hands. Obama is on a Rio grande Mesa waving them in like a third base coach. That's how it is, right?
By Mets fan (1466), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 9:17 AM
Actually that's their own (the agents) take on our borders. They have publically stated so, and they support Trump.
By jams (128), hampton bays on Apr 11, 16 8:34 PM
Trump Sucks
By Barley Dunne (20), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 10:36 AM
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Mother Earth News Sucks
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 1, 16 3:12 PM
Liberalism is truly a mental disorder
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Mar 31, 16 12:35 PM
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What are you, Mike Savage's parrot?
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 1, 16 9:59 PM
Trump is a lying gasbag. He will self destruct before the convention and go back to being a gameshow host. Of course he has his followers....He loves the poorly educated.
By blphoto (1), Hampton Bays on Mar 31, 16 12:59 PM
REPORT: Hillary to be Interviewed by FBI Director Comey in Days...

Mar 31, 16 4:59 PM appended by 27dan
DATE WITH FBI: COMEY TO PERSONALLY INTERVIEW FREQUENT MEETINGS WITH AG LYNCH 'EXECUTED PROCESS'
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 1, 16 3:23 PM
Just. Wow.

How to Hack an Election
Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.

By Jordan Robertson, Michael Riley, and Andrew Willis | March 31, 2016

From Bloomberg Businessweek
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 1, 16 9:52 PM
I applaud Mr.Jones. Several years ago on a Memorial Day in Agwam Park is Soithpton. Mr Jones give a speech. It was one of the best speeches I have heard on Americanism in years. He had courage,clarity,and the intelligence to give it. I never forgot it. I remember his father also,a true American. Thank you for your service Mr. Jones. You are a true American
God Bless you.
By bayview (158), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 1:35 PM
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WH Censors French President Saying ‘ISLAMIST Terrorism’
By They call me (2731), southampton on Apr 1, 16 3:13 PM
/trump as above commented is just that, ie. Trump. However where is the indictment against Hillary what should have been forthcoming months ago?
By xtiego (697), bridgehampton on Apr 1, 16 6:17 PM
On the Donalds advice in investing I knew him when I lived in new jersey and worked at a limo co. I drove 4 him. I turned a 250.000.00 investment into just over a million in 22 years. He is a smart man and will make a great president
He's got my vote.
By lawnman (21), easthampton on Apr 1, 16 8:54 PM
They say every man has his price...
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 1, 16 9:35 PM
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Are you seriously complementing him? Over 22 years that's a return of about 7% annually. If you had put the money in an index fund your rate of return would have been closer to 14% and you'd have almost $4 million now. Of course, the same can be said for Trump. If he put his money in an index fund he'd have more money now then he has from all his "successful" business ventures.
By Rich Morey (368), East Hampton on Apr 2, 16 2:48 PM
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How many people were gainfully employed by Trumps projects?

I don't like him, wont vote for him, but putting out ridiculous stats doesn't do anyone any good.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 2, 16 5:18 PM
Probably just about as many people who met with fiscal ruination thanks to his hare-brained schemes.
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 3, 16 4:19 PM
REPORT: Hillary to be Interviewed by FBI Director Comey in Days...

DATE WITH FBI: COMEY TO PERSONALLY INTERVIEW FREQUENT MEETINGS WITH AG LYNCH 'EXECUTED PROCESS'
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 2, 16 12:32 AM
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Pray tell, what has Trump said that is "hateful" and "racist".
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Apr 2, 16 8:22 AM
Big fresh the problem with Trump (which is why he appeals to people) is he has no filter, doesn't act presidential and often sticks his foot in his mouth. Most likely because he is not a politician and being in a position of power is not used to being attacked. So our choices will most likely boil down to him or the epitome of chronysim and the political elite.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 2, 16 10:33 AM
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Razza, you've only touched the surface--there are a multitude of problems with Trump, but to summarize: bottom line, he is unfit for the office.
He is a seriously psychologically disordered man who has shown he has no idea of governance in a democracy (along with his supporters who have been intentionally kept ignorant of civics and history). Imagine such a loose canon know-nothing who favors the use of nuclear weapons in control of the codes, (that he even SPEAKS of favoring their use ...more
By June Bug (2486), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 2, 16 12:23 PM
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Trump has recanted or explained his positions on everything you mentioned. Where is this economic revolution that you speak of coming from?
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 2, 16 1:26 PM
Take a good look around June, trickle down drives our local economy, thank God! Please cite examples of Trump using racist or "hateful" language.
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Apr 2, 16 2:24 PM
recant= staffers grabbed him as he left the stage with Chris Matthews and said "Are you OUT of your puddin' brain"? Then he "recanted" Twice.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 2, 16 5:19 PM
Take a good look around bigfresh. It's failed. Repeatedly. Three times in grand style. Over two dozen times in the past century and a half.

In a Microeconomic setting, it may work. Macroeconomically, it's a colossal and dismal failure. But, it works for you, so **** everybody else, right?
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 3, 16 4:27 PM
It obviously hasn't worked for you Z. Stop being so envious and get to work.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 4, 16 1:47 AM
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By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 4, 16 6:45 PM
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By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 4, 16 7:55 PM
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By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 4, 16 8:09 PM
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By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 5, 16 7:05 AM
I put in my time and a half just like most everybody else.

Do everyone a favor, and get educated. You can start wth Nomi Prins "All the President's Bankers".
Apr 5, 16 3:22 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, it has exactly zero to do with envy. If you actually had done a quarter of the reading and research (I.e., work) you'd behave far differently instead of using idiotic jabs like "get to work".
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 5, 16 3:22 PM
Z you just cant help yourself can you? You are CONSTANTLY complaining. If you are dissatisfied with our countries system then perhaps you should consider moving to one that suits you.
FYI I also have a masters degree from an accredited college and employee over 20 people
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 5, 16 4:47 PM
Well, I don't have to believe you.

Maybe you're the type to cut and run, or ignore when things are afoul. However, I am not. The system is fundamentally broken, and I speak out about it. If you think it's "complaining", you're part of the problem.

What you weakly call "complaining" is exposition. And frankly, it doesn't matter if you actually have a fancy degree. I have a pigskin myself.
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 5, 16 6:49 PM
I think what Trump was trying to say is It should be up to the states and If the state you live in is an honest state and calls abortion what it is aborting a baby.

They would then pass a law saying you cannot seek this horrible inhuman procedure past the fist few weeks, maybe without the mothers safety being a factor or possibly rape depending on the laws they pass.

So the next logical assumtion would be if you break that law there should be consequences for breaking the law.
By joe hampton (3382), Hamptons on Apr 2, 16 8:01 PM
Go ahead, joe, tell us what the punishment should be.

And if you don't know, POTUS legalized it in the 70s What would prompt them to change it now?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 2, 16 9:37 PM
It is a barbaric cowardly act and enough people recognize it for what it is now murder
By joe hampton (3382), Hamptons on Apr 3, 16 12:47 AM
It is not up to me to pass the law or the penalty it is up to the people in the state
By joe hampton (3382), Hamptons on Apr 3, 16 12:48 AM
What would prompt them to change it now?

Compassion for what is right and recognizing how self centered and uncivilized this practice is.
By Erin 27 E (1225), hampton bays on Apr 3, 16 1:41 PM
No, this was NOT an April Fool's joke:

Due to Texas Abortion Ban, Woman Forced to Carry Stillborn 20-Week-Old Fetus to Term

April 1, 2016 by Rachel Ford
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 3, 16 4:22 PM
i don't think Erin was suggesting that but nice try
By Undocumented Democrat (1982), southampton on Apr 4, 16 12:02 PM
Well UD, it's how things are in the real world.

So, your point is abortive and useless.
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 4, 16 8:34 PM
Planned Parenthood Exec Slams Hillary Clinton For Calling A ‘Fetus’ what it is An ‘Unborn Child’
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 4, 16 10:54 PM
The progressive Death Cult of the left unhinges at their goddess' slip of the tongue.
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 4, 16 10:57 PM
I've never seen so many people so willing to show the world how dumb they are. People used to at least try to put up a facade to hide such stupidity. But folks nowadays want to let it all hang out. "Yup. I'm a dope! I admit it. I want to give even more power to a narcissistic, overgrown 5 year old who hasn't got an idea in his head beyond 'Me say so.' You know, if I could vote my toddler grandchild into office, I would do it, because that's the kind of intellect I value."
By btdt (445), water mill on Apr 2, 16 9:21 PM
No the dumbest people are Bernie Sanders supporters.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Apr 3, 16 7:11 AM
i don't think they are dumb just very unrealistic and spoiled.

could you imagine if mr sanders told them they should share there good grades with the students who did not study and partied to much, so to make it more even and fair, lol

they would absolutely lose it!
By Erin 27 E (1225), hampton bays on Apr 3, 16 1:46 PM
That...that is not how it works...nor what he Suggesting. Do your research.

EVERYONE needs to work. There is not "free" handout. Not "Free" lunch. EVERYONE in the country needs to work and needs to be responsible. You take take from one to give to someone who refuses to help themselves. Bernie - just wants fair wages, fair health care, education - like other countries have that are doing very well. You look at Norway - their country is thriving, education is top notch and their people ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Apr 4, 16 11:18 AM
OK Polandspring, I'll play along, please explain how wages are not "fair", or health care is not "fair", or education. Thanks.
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Apr 4, 16 11:24 AM
Sorry - my above "You DON'T take from on one to give to someone who refuses to help themselves" I firmly believing in helping those who help themselves. I don't agree with "free" handouts.

Well it is more the gap between the poor and rich. Why the heck should a corporate banker or trader make millions a day and people working two jobs barely get by?

Health care in this country is a joke! I won't even dignify that with an answer. Just go to the doctor and see for yourself.

Education ...more
By Polandspring (96), Southampton on Apr 6, 16 1:07 PM
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Hmmmm, not that difficult a choice, the successful , pro America businessman or the charlatan under FBI investigation with a trail of scandal going back to the Nixon era. The political elite has screwed it all up , time for someone from outside the DC sewer to step up to the plate, someone who owes nothing to the political establishment, someone who is not a creation of the MSM, someone who is not a supplicant at the PC altar, someone who will look out for AMERICA FIRST with no apology.
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Apr 3, 16 8:47 AM
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Wonderful story for a Sunday morning

An armed citizen cornered armed robbers and told them, “My gun is bigger than yours.”

According to Cleveland.com, police say two armed suspects, a 19-year-old Parma man and an 18-year-old Cleveland man, entered Suleyman’s Supermarket on Cleveland’s West Side just before 10 p.m. and demanded money.

The store owner gave the suspects around $300, and they turned to leave, only to see a police officer standing outside. ...more
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 3, 16 9:32 AM
Here’s Why the Good Guy with a Gun Always Gets Killed

By Josh Herr
December 11, 2015

n the aftermath of mass shootings in the U.S, the political debate inevitably turns to the question of gun control. One side pushes for increased restrictions on access to guns with the hope of reducing the likelihood of armed violence. The other side, at the extreme, calls for a more heavily armed population in the belief that “good guys with guns” can kill evil doers before ...more
Apr 3, 16 6:54 PM appended by Mr. Z
"Jordan Klepper, Good Guy WIth a Gun"
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 3, 16 6:54 PM
Horse crap. So one idiot fails and this is supposed to be representative of what? Total one sided nonsense.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Apr 3, 16 9:55 PM
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I guess you missed the part about Peter Blaire?

You dismiss this too easily. We get better quality news from The Daily Show, than most media outlets.
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 4, 16 6:44 PM
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Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton ran afoul of both the pro-life and pro-choice sides of the abortion debate Sunday when she said constitutional rights do not apply to an “unborn person” or “child.”

“The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” Mrs. Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
By They call me (2731), southampton on Apr 3, 16 7:36 PM
I've never seen so many people so willing to show the world how callous they are. People used to at least try to put up a facade to hide such cruelty. But folks nowadays want to let it all hang out. "Yup. I'm a Self Centerd A _ _ _ _ ! I admit it.

I want to give even more power to a Irrisposible twit of a person who will put there career first at all costs, a person who hasent got an idea in her head except ' Its all about Me . You know, if I could vote my toddler grandchild into office, ...more
By They call me (2731), southampton on Apr 3, 16 7:46 PM
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The Panama Papers: Massive Leak Reveals the Global Elite's Secret Cash Havens

By Tess Owen
April 3, 2016 | 6:30 pm

An enormous trove of confidential documents from the notorious Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca was made public on Sunday, exposing a vast web of offshore shell companies used by members of the global elite to evade taxes, horde money, and skirt economic sanctions.

The massive leak — dubbed the "Panama Papers" — includes more than 11.5 million ...more
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 3, 16 8:10 PM
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Silly rabbit soccer is for girls
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 3, 16 9:28 PM
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From what I've read so far, looks as if even the expose is corrupt. The Guardian newspaper is in control of the documents and notice--so far at least-- the absence of western involvement, and the fact that the named offenders are basically our enemies and that their corruption isn't exactly news. Even the case of David Cameron's tax-evading, deceased father isn't news. What was noteworthy about Cameron in my (so far limited) reading is his family history in finance and banking--dealings with the ...more
By June Bug (2486), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 4, 16 12:28 PM
You should stick with Vice News. They have some of the best coverage of it. It was first leaked to the news agency Suddeutsche Zeitung in Germany, and disseminated to the ICIJ.
Apr 5, 16 6:52 PM appended by Mr. Z
"The leaked documents show that Mossack Fonseca has worked with ponzi schemers, diamond traders, drug kingpins, Ukrainian oligarchs, Saudi kings, and close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The documents also link Mossack Fonseca to an infamous 1983 gold heist in England, where six thieves tied up security guards, doused them with gasoline, and set them on fire while they plundered a vault containing nearly 7,000 gold bars, diamonds, and cash. According to ICIJ, the Panama Papers allegedly show that Mossack Fonseca's agents were aware that they were managing money connected with the notorious theft."
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 5, 16 6:52 PM
Time Frame: MAR 28, 2016 - APR 01, 2016 (5 Day Rolling) CHANGEApril 01, 2016
675 RESPONDENTS
Donald Trump44.6%
Ted Cruz31.0%
John Kasich17.8%
Wouldn’t vote6.5%
By Undocumented Democrat (1982), southampton on Apr 3, 16 11:38 PM
Anthony Weiner's Wife and Hillary's confidant Huma Abedin is the Daughter of Saleha Mahmood Abedin, a pro-Sharia sociologist with ties to numerous Islamist organizations including the Muslim Brotherhood.

Huma yesterday on Meeting Hillary for the first time .... WTF : ‘Our Eyes Connected and I Thought, Wow’

The top aide to Hillary says meeting Clinton was “amazing,” and she remembers thinking , “Oh my God, she’s so beautiful and she’s so ...more
Apr 5, 16 1:36 PM appended by 27dan
It seems the left will do anything to keep a Muslim with questionable affiliations in the white house.
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 5, 16 1:36 PM
I did not have ........ relations with Huma!
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 5, 16 1:41 PM
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By They call me (2731), southampton on Apr 5, 16 6:08 PM
thanks for the tip
By Undocumented Democrat (1982), southampton on Apr 5, 16 11:41 PM
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Why do people feel the need to be so negative and bash the candidates and their supporters? If you don't like Trump, that's your prerogative but don't bash people who do support him. Be respectful of one another.
By Hillsnbells (42), Southampton on Apr 6, 16 1:25 PM
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PEOPLE JUST WANT TO BELIEVE WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP.
THEY DONT MENTION ALL THE GOOD THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE !
HE HAS A HEART FOR HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE !
HE HAS DONE MAJOR PROJECTS IN NYC AND ALL OVER THE WORLD !
A GOOD BUSINESS MAN IS WHAT WE NEED NOT A POLITICAL CRONY !
ALL OUR COUNTRY KEEPS DOING IS GIVING AWAY THE STORE !
ITS TIME TO ELECT A GOOD BUSINESS MAN AND NOT A POLITICAL PUPPET !
I'M FOR DONALD TRUMP !!

By NEWLONDON (48), westhampton beach on Apr 6, 16 1:42 PM
This shows a profound misunderstanding of government. It is a not a business. Nor could it ever be run like a business. Two completely different entities. Donald Trump only knows how to be an employer; has little if any knowledge of government --doesn't even know what the departments are--even referred the other day to the "Department of Environmental". Hand to God. If you want to talk about corruption, that's a legitimate discussion. But no matter how angry a population is in a democratic ...more
By June Bug (2486), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 7, 16 2:01 PM
spoken like someone who is scared your lolly is going to be taken away
By Undocumented Democrat (1982), southampton on Apr 7, 16 2:16 PM
you miss the point we want a limited federal government,

very limited
By Undocumented Democrat (1982), southampton on Apr 7, 16 2:17 PM
We are a Federal Republic made up of about 50 Constitutional Democracies/Democratic Republics, though our Federal Government has continually blurred the lines between state and Federal Powers, and made us more and more a Democracy, with a mob mentality

Don't let June bug slide that by you as fact... Do your own research on the topic and what the founding fathers were escaping and trying never to become again
By joe hampton (3382), Hamptons on Apr 7, 16 2:31 PM
The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
By They call me (2731), southampton on Apr 7, 16 2:48 PM
this gives me a lot to look up tonight

thanks
By Erin 27 E (1225), hampton bays on Apr 7, 16 4:08 PM
You mean an Oligarchy with an aristocratic elite, joe?

Hmmmmm...
Apr 7, 16 6:03 PM appended by Mr. Z
FYI Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy whose decisions to cut corners and safety which caused the death of 29 people was sentenced to 1 year in jail. But, that's like 20 in aristocratic elite years, right?
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 7, 16 6:03 PM
The Political Establishment of both parties has made quite a mess of things, from the Obamacare debacle, to the TRILLION dollar deficit to our loss of standing on the world scene and the foolish deal with Iran. It's time for someone from outside the incestuous circle jerk that is Washington DC to take the helm. IMHO the country should be run as a business, expenditures should never exceed revenue, nonproductive personnel should be cut and there should be a focus on the bottom line. After all it's ...more
By bigfresh (4488), north sea on Apr 8, 16 7:19 AM
America is unrecognizable today because we have a president who has made it so and Congress has enabled him! The immigrants that came to this country from the 30s through the 60s kissed the ground they walked on... grateful to be FREE, never asking for any handouts! Today we are a nation full of TAKERS...everything is Give Me and success is punished,

But who is paying for all these hand-outs June ?
Apr 7, 16 2:41 PM appended by joe hampton
Mr Z said You mean an Oligarchy with an aristocratic elite, Joe? ------- I say no Z... like the 10th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America !
By joe hampton (3382), Hamptons on Apr 7, 16 2:41 PM
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William Jones of Hampton Bays
By They call me (2731), southampton on Apr 7, 16 2:53 PM
Apparently joe failed American history miserably.

The Boston Tea Party was a revolt against the Oligarchy created by the melding of the English Monarchy and the British Crown. In basic terms, it was an anti-corporate revolt.

It's a big part of the reason why the Founding Fathers barred corporations from civic life. No lobbyists, no donations to electoral campaigns, no influencing elections, zip, zero, zilch, nada, absolutely NO participation in civic life.

Don't you ...more
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 12, 16 9:01 PM
The world certainly has gotten worse the last 8 years , (fundamentally transformed you might say) No doubt due to Barack Hussein Obama II. His Alinsky methods have us on the verge of civil war, seems to have been the intent all along.

Hillary is also an Alinsky worshipper. "It takes a Village" .

There is zero personal responsibility in her world, and she is a very sick puppy when it comes to her personal conduct, wealth and power.

So what is left ? a Socialist nut ...more
Apr 7, 16 3:07 PM appended by 27dan
No thank you, I will take my chances with Donald Trump
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 7, 16 3:07 PM
his name is not really hussein is it ?
By Erin 27 E (1225), hampton bays on Apr 7, 16 4:07 PM
It's quite common in the Middle East, like Patel in India or Smith in the United States.

Did you finish secondary schooling?
By Mr. Z (11477), North Sea on Apr 7, 16 6:02 PM
Clinton – Bill Unleashes On Black Lives Matter: They Defend Gang Leaders Who Get Kids ‘Hopped Up On Crack’
Apr 7, 16 6:14 PM appended by 27dan
Ray Lewis Blasts Black Lives Matter For Ignoring Black-on-Black Crime: Do Black Lives Really Matter?
By 27dan (2752), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 7, 16 6:14 PM
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