Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic John Bolton: The Scandal of Trump’s China Policy (Wall Street Journal via Information Clearing House) in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
I would just like to point out that Biden’s greatest vulnerability is his support for trade with China going back many decades.
Perhaps Trump’s greatest strength is his actual attempt to negotiate a semblance of fair trade with China to the horror of the establishmemt.
Here we go!
John Bolton the living embodiment of a deep state operator,…[Read more]
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic The Establishment Only Dislikes Trump Because He Puts An Ugly Face On The Empire – Caitlin Johnstone in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
I see that the true powers that be need a war right about now to distract and rally the masses, to spike their fortunes, and to buttress their hedgemonic power.
They would also like to improve their balance sheets by exploiting new poor economies.
I think Trump is denying them their true inner desires.
Because unlike the usual grifters,…[Read more]
Bring on the provocateurs to change protests into violent conflicts.
Then out comes the tear gas.
Everyone must go home and order something from Amazon or your local fast food restaurant.
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic Taxpayers paid to develop remdesivir but will have no say when Gilead sets the price in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
… the only discussion of antivirals surrounds a new rare drug made by some company in California.
The industry has been making powerful antivirals for the treatment of HIV for decades. The cost of those drugs have crashed and are made by the boat load in India.
Why not a word about that or its efficacy?
How in the middle of a pandemic with tens of millions having lost their jobs and medical coverage…
… that the politicians won’t even talk about the obvious solution: Medicare 4 All.
Biden is so bought.
You know that if Biden and the neoliberals get in control again they will pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership and bring 655 million South-East Asians into the race to the bottom of cheap production to compete with China and destroy the last of regulated labor for manufacturing in the world.
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic A Lot of Democrats Would Really Rather Have a Nominee Who Isn’t Joe Biden in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
… than they would if they were eliminated by a certain Social Democrat who would not tolerate their corruption.
And enough people would believe their excuses for losing.
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic Tom Perez wins the prize for most unfortunate turn of phrase of the week: "This is like the Hillary emails, because there was nothing there" in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
How right we were to demand her speech transcripts.
She literally said in her speech to Goldman Sachs that she has a public position and a private position on everything.
Of course her private position is her real position and its only helpful to her donors.
She also insisted that there was nothing there.
I am so done with these people.
I am…[Read more]
Progressives need to demand that the Greens and People’s Party work together.
And there is no problem if those two coalitions come up with an entirely new name after that.
We just need to create something new and turn our back on the past.
… with those billionaires and imagine what I might do if my paper fortunes and those of my friends who owe me money were all leveraged up so that I would actually be worth negative dollars if the markets had a really bad day.
The thought of getting a real job being absolutely terrifying since I don’t have any real skills except being…[Read more]
In September the Federal Reserve started bailing out the banks through injections in the Repo (Repurchase) Market. Some evidence points to HSBC and Deutsche Bank being the canaries in the coal mine.
This signaled an inevitable collapse of the banking system and markets.
Trillions would be needed to keep them solvent.
Is it impossible to…[Read more]
Good on you for staying in the Democratic Party.
Changing either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party is the only way we will rest control from the oligarchy.
However the only way to do that is to have a credible threat to both parties in the form of a third party.
It will take a lot to do this because of the artificial divisions the…[Read more]
And a large portion of the country goes into armed revolution, they quell the revolution, and the media goes completely silent with no talk of dissent allowed.
The raucious debate is at least a sign we are not quite under fascist control yet.
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic There’s No Real Oversight Of The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Law in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
So they gave all the money to their biggest customers that owe the bank money so they won’t miss any payments.
As long as the “small business” doesn’t have more than 500 employees per location they qualify for $10 million per location in loans.
So that is oversight.
Apparently all the money was spoken for in three minutes and the banks got a 5%…[Read more]
Divide and conquer.
Unfortunately for the Democrats, the truth is that Bill Clinton opened up trade with China, and US corporations have switched to ordering all their products from China and destroyed US labor and the middle class.
I guess Russia runs a TV station and seized back an island they owned thirty years ago after the CIA overthrew the…[Read more]
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic Trump is insane: And it's time for leading Democrats to say that out loud – RawStory in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
… and will lose even more in 2020.
Most politicians are paid to do the wrong thing.
They don’t even have to pay Trump to do the wrong thing.
The politicians can and do say stuff to keep the hyperpartisan game going, but the donors don’t really care.
“Nothing will fundamentally change”
Always remember that the DNC chose the higher probability of electing Trump over and over again so that they could destroy the left, retain their power, and offer Americans nothing at all.
I fear that after four years of Biden outsourcing more jobs, starting more wars, and pushing more corporate power on us, we will open our eyes and realize we…[Read more]
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic Biden's Path to Victory Does Not Bode Well for Voters in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
Trump can hold a rally with tens of thousands of people and entertain them.
Biden can’t even entertain a complete sentence.
Fugitive Birdie replied to the topic In Late 2000, Then-Senator Joe Biden SAT BY While Dozens of Black Lawmakers Were Gaveled Into Silence for Objecting to the STOLEN Election in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
… exist to make sure a Republican or Republican Lite (D) is in power.
From that exercise it actually suggests which one they prefer.
Reminds me of a quote from Harry Truman:
Between a fake Republican and a real one, the public will choose the real Republican every time
… when things don’t go their way.
It can be an instinctive response to externalize the failure and disappointment. To blame it on someone instead of recognizing that what was hoped for was unlikely or beyond control.
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