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Cory Booker - Wikipedia
> Booker regularly exercises and has been a vegetarian since 1992, when he was a student at Oxford.[214] He abstains from alcohol and "has no known vices or addictions" other than coffee.[215][216] In 2014, Booker began practicing a vegan diet[214] and has expressed his vegan ethical philosophy and advocacy for animals.[217]
vegan  vegetarian  cory_booker  politics  ethics 
november 2018 by porejide
Cory Booker Joins Senate Republicans to Kill Measure to Import Cheaper Medicine From Canada
Earlier this year Booker voted against a bill that would have allowed Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada at dramatic savings.

Booker joined Republicans to to preserve an artificial, government-created pharmaceutical monopoly which allows the industry to treat Americans as a captive market and mark up drug prices as much as they want, far in excess of what they charge the rest of the world.

Booker has received more pharmaceutical manufacturing cash over the past six years than any other Democratic senator: $267,338.
Cory_Booker  pharmaceuticals  corruption  senate  DNC  Politics  PACs  lobbying  grade_A  Bernie_Sanders  Obamacare  healthcare  health_insurance 
june 2017 by Marcellus
Transcript of Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker's remarks for Stanford's Commencement 2012
He would say to me, "Boy, don't you dare walk around this house like you hit a triple, when you were born on third base!" He would say to me, "You need to understand something, you drink deeply from wells of freedom and liberty and opportunity that you did not dig. You eat lavishly from banquet tables prepared for you by your ancestors. You sit under the shade of trees that you did not plant or cultivate or care for. You have a choice in life, you can just sit back, getting fat, dumb, and happy, consuming all the blessings put before you, or it can metabolize inside of you, become fuel to get you into the fight, to make this democracy real, to make it true to its words that we can be a nation of liberty and justice for all."

Democracy is not a spectator sport.

I've come to learn in my life to embrace discomfort because it's a precondition to service. I've come to realize to embrace fear because, if you can move through fear, you find out that fear is a precondition to discovery. I've learned in my life to embrace frustration because, when you get really frustrated, that is a precondition to incredible breakthroughs.

And she goes, "You need to understand something, that the world you see outside of you is a reflection of what you have inside of you. And, if you see only problems and darkness and despair, that's all there's ever gonna be. But, if you're one of those stubborn people who every time you open your eyes, you see hope, opportunity, possibility, love – even the face of God – then you can help me make a change."

Lincoln, said that "everyone is born an original but, sadly, most die copies" because they don't show up.

Because, in life, you get one choice over and over again, that is, to accept conditions as they are or to take responsibility for changing them. To yield to the circumstances around you or to show up and do something about them.
wisdom  Cory_Booker  inspiring  activism 
december 2016 by jackowayed
Bain actually loves Dems
All good Democrats are busily hating on Bain Capital right now. What they’re forgetting is how many Bain-affiliated political contributions have gone to Democrats.
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may 2012 by atbradley
The next president of America?
He's a non-drinking, non-smoking vegetarian, who went from a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford to being the charismatic mayor of the "worst city in America".
cory_booker  usa  newark 
may 2009 by abseits

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