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Employee working conditions are reportedly so demanding at Amazon that some delivery drivers are forced to pee in bottles.
The working conditions and physical demands of the job don't leave much time for bathroom breaks or rest periods, according to driver complaints.
Amazon CEO Dave Clark welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders' upcoming visit to an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama on Friday, March 26, where employees will vote on whether to form a union.
"...if you want to hear about $15 an hour and health care, Senator Sanders will be speaking downtown. But if you would like to make at least $15 an hour and have good health care, Amazon is hiring," Clark tweeted.
But Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democratic congressman from Wisconsin, criticized Clark.
"Paying workers $15 [an] hour doesn't make you a 'progressive workplace' when you union-bust [and] make workers urinate in water bottles," Pocan said on Wednesday night.
Clark hopped into the comments on Twitter and denied "the peeing in bottles thing."
"You don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us."
But an Amazon driver responded in the comments by posting a photo of urine-filled bottles.
"We're pressured to get these routes done before night time and having to find a restroom would mean driving an extra 10 minutes off path to find one," an Amazon delivery driver told Motherboard. "Ten to fifteen minutes to find a bathroom can add up, meaning 20 to 30 minutes there and back all together."
Another Amazon driver in Florida confirmed:
"All the guys do it... The best drivers get overtime so there's incentive to cut corners. The most productive drivers get rewarded the most hours."
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Cardi B vented her anger and frustration at young voters on social media after presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders announced he was dropping out of the race on Wednesday, April 8.
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper lashed out at her social media followers who didn't show up at the polls to support her candidate.
The hitmaker took it personally and said she was "very upset with everybody", noting that the overwhelming support Sanders received online did not match the results at the polls.
"I see a lot of young people on the Internet always lying ... y'all motherf**kers, y'all young motherf**kers," she said. "Y'all wasn't voting, y'all wasn't voting, what the f**k was up with that?"
Cardi said the people who do vote are older and focused on different issues, such as border security, illegal immigration, and men in women's restrooms.
"Those are the people that are voting! Those are the people that are voting and because of that, that means Bernie is out of the motherf**king race!" Cardi screamed.
The mom-of-one met with Sanders on several occasions throughout the course of his campaign, and he even supported her desire to go into politics herself.
"Cardi B is deeply concerned about what's happening in the country," Sanders told TMZ. "She knows what it’s like to live in poverty and struggle, and it would be great for her to bring that experience to politics."
Sanders' withdrawal leaves former Vice President Joe Biden as the apparent Democratic nominee in the 2020 U.S. presidential election which will take place in November.
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Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential run, leaving feeble-minded Joe Biden as the Democratic party's apparent nominee.
The Vermont senator announced he was ending his run in a conference call on Wednesday.
"I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful, and so today I am announcing the suspension of my campaign," Sanders told supporters. He said he wished he could provide supporters with "better news" but "I think you know the truth."
Sanders expressed his support for Biden on Wednesday. He called Biden "a very decent man who I will work with to move our progressive ideas forward."
President Trump was elated when Sanders dropped out of the race. The president considered Sanders to be his only strong competition, since Biden apparently suffers from senile dementia.
"Bernie Sanders is OUT!" Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
"Thank you to Elizabeth Warren. If not for her, Bernie would have won almost every state on Super Tuesday! This ended just like the Democrats & the DNC wanted, same as the Crooked Hillary fiasco. The Bernie people should come to the Republican Party, TRADE!"
A bitter Senator Warren dropped out of the race without endorsing anyone.
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A viral video shows Biden getting into a heated confrontation with an auto worker while touring the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday, March 10.
When the worker asked Biden to clarify whether he would take away union worker's guns, Biden told the man, "You're full of sh*t!"
Seeing that the confrontation would not end well for Biden, a female campaign aide tried to move him along. But Biden put his hand in her face and told the woman of color, "SHUSH! shush!"
Clearly his aide is used to being shushed and put in her place by her boss, who is showing signs of dementia.
One can only imagine the indignation and outrage coming from the left if President Trump told a woman to shush. Some in the mainstream media even suggested Biden, 77, was correct to silence his subordinate while he's talking.
The incident occurred hours before Biden pulled off major primary wins over Bernie Sanders in Missouri, Michigan and Mississippi on Tuesday night.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms again endorsed Biden, during a speech at a church in DeKalb County, Georgia on Sunday night.
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the 2020 race for president of the United States.
Warren, 70, announced she was suspending her campaign on Thursday, March 5, a day after Mike Bloomberg ended his run after spending $500 million of his pocket change.
"I know that when we set out, this was not the call you ever wanted to hear," Warren said in a phone call to her staff. "It is not the call I ever wanted to make.”
Warren, once a frontrunner, was tripped up by her own lies and a mountain of half-truths. She once lied about being American Indian on a Harvard job application. She was forced to come clean after she announced she was running for president.
At times Warren was neck and neck with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. She was heavily criticized for not dropping out of the race before Super Tuesday to give Sanders more delegates. And she was once favored over the DNC's current favorite, Joe Biden.
The Democratic nomination is a 2-man race between Biden, 77, who is showing advanced signs of dementia, and Sanders, 78, who dubbed himself a Democratic socialist.
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Michael Bloomberg announced he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. Bloomberg, 78, made the announcement a day after his dismal showing on Super Tuesday.
Bloomberg had promised to fix America's health care and strengthen the middle class, as he spent $200 million on ad spots in all 14 Super Tuesday states.
Bloomberg said he entered the 2020 race because he believed only he could beat President Donald Trump, 73.
The billionaire media magnate dropped $700 million on his campaign -- a record for campaign spending. Bloomberg is expected to spend heavily on frontrunner Joe Biden's campaign.
The Democratic nomination is a 2 man race between Biden and Bernie Sanders, who dubbed himself a Democratic socialist.
Biden, 77, was the big winner in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday after losing to Vermont Senator Sanders in Iowa and Nevada.
Bloomberg trended on Tuesday when a viral video released by his campaign showed him eating pizza out of a communal pizza box and licking his fingers afterwards.
Donald Trump Jr tweeted: "Truly disgusting!"
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Public Enemy has parted ways with hypeman Flavor Flav over a political dispute involving Bernie Sanders.
The iconic rap group announced it was "moving forward without" Flavor Flav as its hypeman for the first time in 35 years.
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The decision to terminate Flavor Flav's employment came after the rapper sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Vermont Senator after Chuck D performed at Sanders' Los Angeles campaign rally on Sunday.
The C&D letter, sent by Flavor Flav's lawyer, accused the Sanders campaign of using the rapper's "unauthorized likeness, image and trademarked clock" to promote the rally. The letter stated Flavor Flav "has not endorsed any political candidate."
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Flavor Flav noted that Chuck D performed at the campaign rally without Public Enemy, "and his voice alone does not speak for Public Enemy."
"Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is. There is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav."
In his own handwriting at the bottom of the letter, Flavor Flav wrote, "Hey Bernie, don't do this."
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Flavor, real name William Drayton Jr., 60, and Chuck D, born Carlton Ridenhour, 59, are original members of PE since the group was formed with members Chuck D, Professor Griff, DJ Lord and Terminator X in Long Island, NY, in 1985.
Public Enemy's first 4 albums went gold or platinum. They won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in 2020.
After the group went on hiatus, Flavor Flav reappeared on VH1's reality TV The Surreal Life in 2004, followed by Strange Love with Flavor and Brigitte Nielson in 2005.
He is best known as the host of VH1's reality TV dating show Flavor of Love.
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Bernie Sanders is endorsing rapper Cardi B for Congress. The Vermont Senator praised Cardi and said "it would be great" for her to run for Congress.
"Cardi B is deeply concerned about what's happening in the country," Sanders said, according to TMZ.
"She knows what it's like to live in poverty and struggle, and it would be great for her to bring that experience to politics."
Cardi shocked her social media followers when she announced her plans to go back to school and run for Congress.
"I think I want to be a politician," she tweeted on Jan. 12. "I really love government even tho I don't agree with Government."
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper followed up with another tweet:
"I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress, I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table."
Twitter's response to Cardi's post was a mix of ridicule and disbelief. Some Twitter users believe no amount of schooling can help Cardi achieve her political goals.
One teacher corrected the poor grammar and spelling errors in Cardi's tweet.
Cardi B, 27, is inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 30-year-old former bartender who was elected to Congress in 2018 because most voters in her district stayed home.
Cardi, who was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, doesn't expect to have that kind of luck, but she thinks she has a chance - and so does her close friend, Sanders, 78.
One roadblock in Cardi's path to Capitol Hill is an assault charge in NYC. Cardi faces prison time for assaulting 2 female bartenders at a strip club in August 2018.
If she is convicted and sentenced to prison - and IF Sanders is elected president - Cardi will need a full presidential pardon in order to run for Congress.
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Bernie Sanders, independent candidate of Vermont, was rushed into surgery for a blocked coronary artery after he experienced chest pains during a campaign event on Tuesday.
Sanders, who is one of the leading candidates to challenge President Trump in 2020, underwent emergency surgery to have two stents inserted into one of his coronary arteries that feeds blood to the external muscle of the heart.
Sanders' spokesperson released a statement on Wednesday:
"During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing, he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted."
The Spokesperson noted that Sanders is awake and talking to staff. All campaign events have been canceled until further notice.
"Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates."
A blockage is caused by a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. Plaque builds up over time and is usually not diagnosed until the blockage causes symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath or death.
The blockage causes narrowing in the artery that interrupts the flow of blood to the heart muscle, leading to death of the heart muscle.
Below is an illustration of the front of a human heart. The illustration shows the positions of the left and right coronary arteries on the external wall of the heart.
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