David the Gnome
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David the Gnome replied to the topic Cenk & Anna Kasparian Has Officially ENDORSED Bernie Sanders for President in the forum General Discussion 1 day ago
About time Cenk! Welcome aboard
David the Gnome replied to the topic Hillary Clinton says she faces 'enormous pressure' on 2020, but it's 'not in my plans' in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
Actually, there probably are a lot of people who want her to run. Far. Far away.
David the Gnome replied to the topic The U.S. detained more child migrants than ever before in 2019 and more than anywhere else in the world in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
Four thousand still in custody…
If we need any more evidence that our system is broken and heartless, we need only consider how both these children and their parents are treated.
I cant understand how people can support this. One of the primary reasons Trump appealed to the right is that he promised to build the wall and crackdown on…[Read more]
Respectfully, my friend, this is a case where most of us are the victims. Not to say that we are entirely powerless – but consider this:
In other Countries, governments fear their people. Why? Because those people have the right to organize, to strike, to boycott. They have certain civil rights usually written into a bill of rig…[Read more]
Many leaders throughout history would tell you, rather accurately, that if you want to unite a people, give them a common enemy. As one of the 99% of people not overwhelmingly rich and powerful, I know who the common enemy to the common good is. Some refer to them as oligarchs, some call it the deep state, or the shadow government – to call it w…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Hockey Icon Don Cherry Fired for Calling Immigrants ‘You People’ in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
Since I’m not into hockey, I assumed the guy in the outfit was a clown. Turns out I was right.
Hmm. It may be that nothing less than a civil war – even worse than the first – will be enough to overthrow them. If we consider that certain boycotts, forms of protests, strikes and so on are now either illegal – or that so few can participate that, in many cases, they may as well be.
Some of us believe in changing the system from within, b…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic "[Bloomberg thinks he] can take out his wallet & buy the election. in the forum General Discussion 4 days ago
Before Trump, I’d have said he has no chance. The problem is that he can probably buy super delegates- media, politicians and who knows what else. I dont think his chances are good – but I’ve been wrong before.
This election, I think, is really about humanity vs money. Everyone else and the common good vs the oligarchy and their servants. We…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic I really don't know how Bernie supporters on SV can even bear to post positive Bernie news in the forum General Discussion 4 days ago
It was my first real political forum. I joined during the early years of GWB. Used to be, there were a lot of good people and good conversations – unfortunately, there was also a fair number of people who were genuinely “unpleasant”. I learned a lot there.
Manny used to make me laugh all the time, especially after he invented third way ma…[Read more]
There is what is known – and what we suspect. I suspect a great deal – but what I actually know agrees with OB’s take. I don’t know about a deep state – the corrupt barely even bother to hide their corruption, it is obvious – and much of it is a matter of public record. On the other hand… Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA bull shit – Ju…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Social conservatives push to make it illegal to treat minors who are transgender in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Hmm. I think that if the child wishes to identify as a particular gender, well and good. However, hormone replacement and puberty blocking therapies… seem like they might not be a good idea for a seven year old.
The question is not just one of gender, but of the consequences of physical and psychological experimentation and alteration for o…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic "Thank God For The Deep State": Intel Traitors Admit They Want To "Take Out" Trump in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
For those who have not considered this – impeaching Trump is only a small step in the right direction. In order to believe this could happen, we also have to believe that Congress (and the likes of Nancy Pelosi) will have the spine to really attempt it.
Further, we have to believe, as well, that it is possible that the Republican controlled…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Call It the Surge': Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
This one gives me a really bad feeling. Cops are not trained to handle military weaponry, have not demonstrated responsible use of what they do have – and oversight is shit. This means that there will be poorly trained men and women in this “surge” going after anyone they deem a threat to safety (said threat to be determined by…?) and they w…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Daily Beast: Federal Prosecutors Are Lining Up Witnesses Against Jeffrey Epstein’s Cronies in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
I’m glad this is continuing, at least. Hopefully we will see some of the assholes go to prison.
Respect is earned – an office only deserves as much respect as has been earned by the one holding it – and when the holder is Trump, then no respect is deserved. The man never earned a damn thing in his life. A child of wealth, privileged from birth, lacking in compassion, intellect, common sense or even manners.
The Senators comments i…[Read more]
Something to watch over the next few years will be whether and how much the socialist party grows. I think that if the establishment parties maintain their current positions and practices… it will grow quite a bit.
Still going to vote for Bernie – but this could be an alternative to voting for the establishment candidate if they get the nomination.
Let’s not forget, either, what student loan forgiveness will mean. It means millions of people with hundreds of dollars more to spend every month. Medicare for all, combined with student loan forgiveness doesnt just boost pay, it eliminates truly massive amounts if debt that will turn to cash going back into the economy. A half a % tax on wa…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Only Cowards And Sadists Support The Persecution Of Assange by Caitlin Johnstone in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
I think we must find a way to punish them- or this sort of thing sets (has already set) a nasty precedent. Along with Snowden, Assange is one of the few who dared step up to these tyrants. The tyrants of the US, the UK, the global, wealthy elite in general. Both of these men let their secrets out – and both are being targeted for it.
This is…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic If You're Voting for Student-Debt-Relief, Warren's Plan is DOA! – Only FULL Cancellation Completely Protects the Vulnerabilities of Black Students and Students in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
My sister, 37 years old with two daughters (4 and almost 2) pays 500 dollars a month in student loans. She earns around (I think) 30k per year. She lives with another sister of mine who pays 300.
My fiance pays 250 or so – and I pay nothing because, disabled and on SSI, I cant afford to. I borrowed 10k, now owe about 16.
I know there are ma…[Read more]
The paranoia has gone well beyond disturbing. I mean.. of course the Russians are here! They’re everywhere! Hey, ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Well, you are – it’s the Russians! Russian agents! Russian assets! They are trying to meddle in our election again!
They know when you’ve been sleeping, they know when you’re awake,…[Read more]
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