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      Saudi Arabia

      United Kingdom

      United States

      Russia

      and Israel

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      When your posts are serious or sarcasm.

      She is not even a moderate. She is very conservative and she is just trying to give neocons control back to their party.

      I also can’t forgive her for her attacks on Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

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      Arrest someone for spying for Russia — he was paid only $10 dollars.

      When they arrested him they were very professional when they interrogated him, likely because news cameras were on them.

      When they hauled him away they said he is likely facing life in prison because Ukraine doesn’t have a death penalty for that type of offense.

      Not sure things will be equal for both sides.

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      Plus I saw this covered by other news sources.

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      I voted for him in Arizona and he won Maricopa County which is not a rural county and it is enough to win the state. I can’t break down Georgia but overall nationwide Trump lost ground in the suburbs compared to 2016.

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      Those vape cartridges don’t get me high as much as flower does. I bought them here all the time in Arizona.

      Biden should legalize it and start greenwashing. Go Mercury!

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      Durham’s investigation has been a waste of time.

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      I wear my mask indoors but take it off when I step outside.

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      It is up to Russia how long the war lasts. This isn’t like a conflict where if you pull the US out that ends the war.  There are some Republicans that won’t support anything Biden supports the baby formula vote is an example of that. I doubt it is because they are anti-war but I will say the MAGA party are not as hawkish as neo-cons.

      I disagree Trump has outflanked the Democrats. He’s not even in office so we’ll have to see what he does if he is elected again but his major achievement was tax cuts for the rich.

      I will continue to support the more progressive Democrats and will probably favor the Democrat over the Republican in Arizona races. The state GOP is too crazy for me.

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      If it can’t survive a short disinformation campaign from the right wing.

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      70% of Musk’s followers are fake. I wonder what the average is for famous accounts.

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      Rand Paul is to the left of Sinema but not by much.

      https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/report-cards/2020/senate/ideology

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      The border is enforced like always, Republicans use seizures and arrests as proof the border is open or some such nonsense. Drugs always come through but the same is true in prison. Including border security makes me think this is a right wing cartoon.

      I’m not up to date on the baby formula but that seems to be a private company production issue.

      Gas prices will go down if the global supply is increased but that is up to the top oil producing countries and how much they want in the global market. Higher prices means more revenue for them. Lifting sanctions on Venezuela and Iran would help but I doubt the right wing wants that.

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      Not much interested in discussing Russia or the Corona virus.

      I follow current events and foreign affairs.

      Poverty is one of my main concerns.

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      I never bought it into the things right wingers complain are huge problems like cancel culture which is mainly a celebrity concern. I’m poor so cancel culture means something very different than a celebrity who means they stop providing them money.

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      I need to find a first floor or otherwise I would stay where I’m at where rent has risen by a lot in 2 years. I also can’t login to ebenefits to change my address so I will have to call a number on their website when I do move.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

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      Identity politics means different things to different people. Barbara Smith who endorsed Bernie came up with the term back in the 70s and it didn’t mean politicians that look like her.

      https://jezebel.com/barbara-smith-shares-the-real-meaning-of-identity-polit-1844443249

       

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      Elon Musk has received $7.1 billion from nearly two dozen investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and others to fund his purchase of Twitter.

      The news comes after the billionaire sold nearly $8.5bn worth of Tesla stock.

      Qatar – giving $375,000,000 – and Saudi Arabia will also be financing the deal.

      Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of the board at Kingdom Holding Company and one of Twitter’s largest backers, said he is rolling over his current investment after initially criticising Mr Musk.

      https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/elon-musk-twitter-latest-news-2022-b2068220.html?utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Main&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1651753204

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      Ever since someone set himself on fire there.

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      At a higher percentage than Clinton voters voted for Obama. Most of the Bernie Supporters that didn’t vote for Hillary were actually Republicans, Independents, self-described moderates. Less than 1/5th of the #NeverHillary voters voted for Jill Stein.

      Democrats love to have scapegoats.

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      I still find Sanders and about a dozen or so progressives in Congress to be admirable. I really like Barbara Lee who was the only 1 to vote against the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. She also recently called Putin a war criminal so she has some consistency there.

      I don’t like many of the YouTube hosts but Nomiki Konst is my favorite.

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      The BBB was where they used their leverage and it went nowhere, centrists got what they wanted with BIF with the Squad voting against.

      The bowl of shit comment and Democrats think she is still with the people’s party is used against her.

      either way I don’t have options like that where I live.

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      Former President Donald Trump told Fox News that he will not return to Twitter, even as Elon Musk purchases the social media company and reinstates his account, instead using his own Truth Social as the sole platform for his voice.

      Said Trump: “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on Truth. I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on Truth.”
      https://politicalwire.com/2022/04/25/trump-wont-return-to-twitter/

      Speaking of Truth Social

       

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      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      He doesn’t want to lift Title 42 until the pandemic is over even though this is what the CDC is recommending and it is a public health policy. I’d rather wear a mask than block asylum seekers.

      He is just saying what he thinks will win a general election with these inconsistent stances.

      My Senator Mark Kelly doesn’t want to lift Title 42 because he is afraid of losing in November.

      They are appealing for precedent reasons, they want the government to be able to make decisions in the interest of public health. The mandate would have ended next month.

      Hopefully we don’t get any more variants.

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      🙂

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      https://iraqwarheroes.org/bowmanl.htm

      The article has one detail wrong. It was an EFP rather than a roadside bomb.

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      I don’t know how I did it but I got very lucky.

      It helps to be consistent.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      🙂

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

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      I can’t believe people fell for recruiting ads and the real propaganda.

      UFOs and Wuhan Lab Theory were 2 of the 3 theories.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

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      John McCain:
      There’s a dark side to American populism. Some people win elections tapping into it. I’m not one of those people.

      https://www.quotes.net/mquote/1008325

      The context is the campaign was decided to launch attacks on Obama & Jeremiah Wright but they settled on Bill Ayers because it wasn’t racial.

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      And he was one of the grifters.

      IMHO

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      I wasn’t a big fan of Hannity & Colmes.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

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      Crossfire Hurricane was the code name for the counterintelligence investigation undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from July 31, 2016, to May 17, 2017, into links between Russian officials and associates of Donald Trump and “whether individuals associated with [his] presidential campaign were coordinating, wittingly or unwittingly, with the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election“.[1] Trump was not personally under investigation until May 2017, when his firing of FBI director James Comey raised suspicions of obstruction of justice.[2]

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_Hurricane_(FBI_investigation)

      Also Robert Mueller isn’t the DNC either. In fact he is a Republican.

      I liked this article though. Read further down and it criticizes both Greenwald & Dore.

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      The Suns play the Lakers tomorrow night with the series tied 1-1.

      Beat LA

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      Republicans are against me and so are you.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

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      Attack me all you like. I was awake fore like 5 days. I fell asleep for 15 seconds and had a nightmare and woke back up and stayed awake another 10 hours or so

      Another time I tried to sleeping a phone call from an out of state area code was calling and I was scared of the number. I checked the area code and it was an Akron area number so it was either the Nina Turner campaign calling me or Ohio Barbarian.

      Also those 3 theories plus the Palestine/Israel situation plus people here were giving me really bad insomnia

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      Maybe having record voter turnout for both sides isn’t a good thing. It was better when partisans were involved in the elections and the apololitical people could ignore it and enjoy their lives because they know both sides is corrupt.

      I don’t like the obsessiveness which people pay attention to politics.

      We need to go back to the old rules. No politics or religion.

      This was also an old rule: Don’t believe what you read on the internet.


      @OhioBarbarian

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      Advocate for Progressive/Liberal/Left goals.

      I follow that rule.

      So I’m supposed to call Russiagate is a hoax but I’m supposed to believe this drug is cure while worrying about a Wuhan Lab Theory?

      I’m also a bad person because I don’t want to work with Boogaloo Boys.

      There was a reason why I didn’t want to about this as well as those 3 other theories because it is nothing but drama.

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      All I did was type the name.

      There’s no proof that hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin caused a drop in cases in India

      On May 17, The New York Times reported that the coronavirus crisis was so severe in India, with about 23 million infections confirmed, that the country was accounting for more than half of the world’s daily COVID-19 cases.

      The same day, The Gateway Pundit posted a story suggesting that two drugs — both of which have drawn warnings from U.S. and global public health officials not to be used for COVID-19 — were having dramatic effects in India.

      The headline, widely shared on Facebook, read: “Elites Worried: COVID Cases in India Plummet After Government Promotes Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine Use.”

      The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about PolitiFact’s partnership with Facebook.)

      https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/theres-no-proof-that-hydroxychloroquine-or-ivermectin-caused-a-drop-in-cases-in-india/

      I didn’t even type India. As bad as things are or were India it is worse in Kashmir and India has one of those right wing populists that can’t govern as head of state.

      Free Kashmir

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      I’m glad I don’t get my Covid info from JPR.

      This was the first hit on Google.

      Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

      Here’s What You Need to Know about Ivermectin

      • FDA has not approved ivermectin for use in treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an anti-viral (a drug for treating viruses).
      • Taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm.
      • If you have a prescription for ivermectin for an FDA-approved use, get it from a legitimate source and take it exactly as prescribed.

      https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/why-you-should-not-use-ivermectin-treat-or-prevent-covid-19

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      I’m just going to avoid the so-called big stories including the other theories that are out right now.

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      The far right stormed the Capitol while Republicans were objecting to Arizona’s electoral votes.

      And no one cares.

      I gave the OP a like.

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      I know he is running against Rand Paul.

      It seems more dangerous to defend Dr. Fauci than the Squad.

      At least I have Twitter as backup. It looks like I have more free speech on a Big Tech platform such as Twitter.

      Rand Paul is a libertarian who would cut my benefits plus he won’t support M4A.

      I’m gone.

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      He was the ONLY candidate in the 2020 primary without a platform for disabilities.

      He was pushing the libertarian version of UBI and libertarians push UBI so they can cut the safety net.

      If he wins as NYC mayor he will probably run again like all NYC mayors run for President.

      I also don’t like his cop policies from what I know of them.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

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      Thanks for recommending Pepe Escobar as a source.


      @sadoldgirl

      I also bookmarked an article @PassionateProgressive posted from Pepe Escobar.

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      Was more advanced considering the technology at the time. The Greeks figured out the Earth was round by looking at other planets and figuring out if they’re round than the Earth must also be round. It was that simple. I learned that from a History of Mathematics book. They were very good at Astronomy.

      I’d also rather have Cleopatra as an absolute monarch than the House of Saud.

      JMHO

      Edit:

      Assassin’s Creed Origins: Cleopatra plays a more active role in the story of this later entry to the franchise, first as an ally to the Hidden Ones, a predecessor to the Assassin Brotherhood, and later as an enemy along with Julius Caesar. Her killer Amunet, once known as Aya of Alexandria, also plays a major role as a leader of the Hidden Ones and ex-wife of the protagonist, Bayek of Siwa.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_depictions_of_Cleopatra

      Stonehenge reminded of 9th century England.

      Who is the best flyter alive?

      Some other things I picked up from playing Antiquities Era Assassin’s Creed video games. That reminds me I haven’t finished Ireland.

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      They were only a third party in the entire thing.

      But I don’t think JPR will mind if I share their Tweet.

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      Drop charges on Assange.

      Pardon Snowden & Reality Winner.

      Either repeal or reform the Espionage Act.

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      And the Jazz lost.

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      Kilimnick is the direct link between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence. All the Biden administration did was confirm the polling data that Manafort gave to Kilimnick was run up the chain of command in Russian intelligence (what else was he going to do with it)

      So Aaron Mate gives an interview to that same person. LOL I was right to be suspicious of his reporting.

      Treasury Department links Paul Manafort to Kilimnik to Russian intelligence

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/17/treasury-department-links-paul-manafort-kilimnik-russian-intel/7267902002/

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      And hate Trump.

      Tupac Shakur on Inequality, Greed, and Donald Trump

      (Snip)

       

      In that same year, Sanders said in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, in response to Bush’s ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric, “How do we get to the root causes of crime? … Lets deal with the causes of crime. Lets not keep putting poor people into jail and disproportionally punishing blacks.”

      Sanders’ sentiment sounds awfully similar to “Changes,” one of Tupac’s best known tracks with lyrics, “It ain’t a secret, don’t conceal the fact. The penitentiaries packed and they filled with blacks … Instead of a war on poverty, we got a war on drugs so police can bother me.”

      (Snip)

      “This world is such a gimme, gimme, gimme, everybody back off place. You’re taught that in school and in big business if you want to be successful, if you want to be like Trump, it’s ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme. Push, push, push. Step, step, step. Crush, crush, crush.”

      (Snip)

      “Can you imagine this person has $32 million dollars? $32 million dollars. And this person has nothing. And you can sleep?” The rapper goes on with his populist rhetoric to say, “These are the type of people who get humanitarian awards. Millionaires. How can they be humanitarians when the fact that they millionaires and there’s so many poor people shows how inhumane they are. And that bugs me.”

      https://ips-dc.org/tupac-shakur-inequality-greed-donald-trump/

      I remember he said he wanted to overthrow the government of Bad Boy Records and feed every child in New York City. If anyone knows anything about Bad Boy Records that is P. Diddy.

      Nina Turner receives unexpected endorsement from Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in race for Ohio’s 11th Congressional seat

      Congressional hopeful Nina Turner recently received an unexpected endorsement in her bid to fill the open seat in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District left by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge.

      https://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/politics/nina-turner-endorsed-by-diddy/95-d553b8ea-096a-4ed5-ae80-39e89a65eb7a

      I think if Tupac were still alive he would have endorsed Bernie.

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      The Address expresses Washington’s understanding of republicanism by affirming popular government and warning about threats to “Republican liberty”.[7] He begins his warnings to the American people by stressing that their independence, peace at home and abroad, safety, prosperity, and liberty are all dependent upon unity among the states. He warns them that the union of states created by the Constitution will come under the most frequent and focused attacks by foreign and domestic enemies of the country. He warns the American people to be suspicious of anyone who seeks to abandon the Union, to secede a portion of the country from the rest, or to weaken the bonds that hold together the constitutional union. To promote the strength of the Union, he urges the people to place their identity as Americans above their identities as members of a state, city, or region, and to focus their efforts and affection on the country above all other local interests. He reminds the people that they do not have more than slight differences in religion, manners, habits, and political principles, and that their triumph and possession of independence and liberty are the result of working together.[4]

      (Snip)

      Washington goes on to state his support for the new constitutional government, calling it an improvement upon the nation’s original attempt in the Articles of Confederation. He reminds the people that it is the right of the people to alter the government to meet their needs, but it should only be done through constitutional amendments. He reinforces this belief by arguing that violent takeovers of the government should be avoided at all costs and that it is the duty of every member of the republic to follow the constitution and to submit to the laws of the government until it is constitutionally amended by the majority of the American people.[1]

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington’s_Farewell_Address

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    • #424425
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      For a few years when I was stationed at Fort Lewis I also did training at Yakima before I deployed.

      Here is what I know about the 2 states. The West is very progressive compared to most of the country. I drove to Portland as part of my training and been to the Freightliner Plant there.

      I also been to Aberdeen which there is a sign that says Come As You Are. Kurt Cobain is from there. When I was there in the spring of 2008 that is the first time I became I closely familiar with heroin. They had a heroin problem at the time. There is also a neighborhood called “felony flats'” and Tacoma had/has Methadone Clinics. John Elway and his family is also from that Aberdeen area.

      Anyways the far right lives on the east side of those 2 states. All those right wingers have to do to Is stay on there side of the state.

      When the Army sent me home with a greyhound bus ticket I should have got off the bus in Portland. I was married at the time but now I’m divorced.

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    • #424390
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      The whole Israel has a right to exist is just a talking point.

      If it were up to me I would have one nation. Doesn’t matter to me what they name it. They can use both names. No second class citizenship status for any citizen. If they are worried about what would happen in a free and fair election I would work out a constitution with strong protections for minority rights.

      Others can work out the rest of the details.

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    • #424293
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      I didn’t want to start a new thread but I did want to share this old article from 2008.

      What Kucinich Saw: Witnesses Describe His Close Encounter

      The 2008 presidential race has raised many questions about the candidates’ personal histories. Will Barack Obama’s past drug use preclude a White House future? Will Christian conservatives forgive Rudy Giuliani his two divorces? Will voters forgive Hillary Clinton for forgiving Bill?

      And what exactly did Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich see hovering above actress Shirley MacLaine’s house 25 years ago?

      This fall, Ms. MacLaine revealed in her new book that the Ohio congressman had seen a UFO and felt “a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind.” In a Democratic presidential debate in late October, Mr. Kucinich acknowledged seeing something airborne that he couldn’t identify and then defused the issue with a joke about opening a campaign office in Roswell, N.M., the capital of unexplained sightings.

      Since then, the long-shot candidate has refused to elaborate on the experience.

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB119923872081461417

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    • #424202
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      AOC among most ineffective lawmakers in Congress, according to study

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      AOC was ranked No. 230 out of 240 Congressional Democrats in terms of effectiveness, the study found.

      Compared with others in her circle of Congressional allies, collectively known as the “Squad,” AOC was deemed less effective than Ilhan Omar, who sponsored 33 bills, and Rashida Tlaib, who had some of her bills advance to committee, with one becoming a law. Tlaib was ranked No. 92 among the 240 lawmakers.

      https://m.jpost.com/american-politics/aoc-among-most-ineffective-lawmakers-in-congress-according-to-study-664063

      I have to dig for facts based on the sellout talking points and that article was used to bash AOC but they same study ranks Tlaib as one of their more effective Representatives.

      The sellout people can’t even keep their facts straight.

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    • #424198
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      @MizzGrizz

      I think some don’t actually care about this issue or a lot of issues but they will use issues to bash The Squad.

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      I will look for some facts again

      NPR

      “Palestinian human rights are not a bargaining chip and must be protected, not negotiated,” the aide said Tlaib expressed to Biden. “The U.S. cannot continue to give the right-wing [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu government billions each year to commit crimes against Palestinians. Atrocities like bombing schools cannot be tolerated, much less conducted with U.S.-supplied weapons.”

      (Snip)

      “Congresswoman Tlaib reiterated that the status quo is enabling more killing, that the current U.S. approach of unconditional support for the Israeli government is not working, and that the White House must do far more to protect Palestinian lives, dignity, and human rights,” the aide said.

      Tlaib’s remarks to the president echoed an impassioned speech she delivered on the House floor last week, in which she called to end the “apartheid system” and “racism” she said have been exacted on Palestinians by the Israeli government.

      https://www.npr.org/2021/05/18/998038591/rep-tlaib-pushes-biden-to-protect-at-risk-palestinians-in-middle-east-conflict

      The biggest difference between the Justice Democrats and The Establishment is the Israel/Palestine issue. The Israel lobby knows this. They also know they are younger than Establishment Democrats

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      Maybe we will find out all the players behind it 20 years from now.

      This is actually worse because it would be like having a bipartisan 9/11 commission with al-qaeda.

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    • #424112
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      They had a very complex economy or system and they did a lot in trying to change it. The empty grocery stores or whatever stereotype people do have of Soviet Union grocery stores actually occurred when the Soviet Union was going through these changes.

      I’m sure there was propaganda they fed their citizens but the Soviet Union did go through a lot of changes during that time period.

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      @davidthegnome advice and choose as I like. People here can also choose what they think is “plausible”.

      I’m just going to be open minded as far as all 3.

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    • #423940
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      Maybe next month.

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      Jonathan, today is officially Tax Day, so we want to go into a little more detail on what exactly we mean when we say “tax the rich.” Our leaders have historically taken the opposite approach: cutting taxes for the rich and expecting wealth to “trickle down” to the rest of us (spoiler alert: it doesn’t).

      As we work to reshape our economy and make it work for everyone — not just the people at the top — taxing the rich is the clear and necessary solution.

      So, why do we need to tax the rich?

      • The super rich pay lower taxes than the poorest Americans. The United States has a regressive tax system in which the richest people actually pay lower effective tax rates across all levels of government than the poorest people in our country. Seems hard to believe, right? But it’s true.1
      • Taxes on the rich are much lower than they used to be. Check out this graph from The New York Times comparing rates from 1950 to 2018.2
      • Two men — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos — own more wealth than the bottom 40% of Americans combined.3
      • During the pandemic, U.S. billionaires saw their wealth go up 55% from $2.95 trillion to $4.56 trillion. Just the gains they made over the last year of this pandemic alone could pay for almost 70% of Biden’s jobs plan.4
      • U.S. income inequality has returned to Gilded Age levels from the early 1900s. Our inequality levels are the highest of all G7 countries (UK, Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany, France).5,6
      • CEOs at large companies in the U.S. now make an astonishing 264 times what the average U.S. worker makes.7 In 1989, the ratio was 58-to-1, and in 1965, it was 20-to-1.8
      • Polls show Americans don’t believe the rich pay their fair share, but Republicans keep lowering their taxes. Gallup polls as far back as 1992 have shown that the vast majority of Americans want to tax the rich more.9 Even then, Presidents Bush and Trump pushed through massive tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.

      Are you fired up and ready to tax the rich?

      Good — because we can’t win this fight without grassroots activism and organizing. If you know someone who might benefit from reading the facts above, please forward them this email. If we can unite the working people of this country, we can tax the rich, close the inequality gap, and bring about a just economy for all of us.

      – Team AOC

      P.S. You can also show your support with a “Tax the Rich” shirt or hoodie — 100% of proceeds help fund Team AOC’s critical grassroots organizing and campaigning. Get your “Tax the Rich” shirt or hoodie now >>

      It isn’t what people expected. Why am I not surprised?

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      Probably the only President ever to say this about Saudi Arabia but he was talking about Israel.

      This is the source since I cannot find the exact quote at the moment.

      Wiki

      However, State Department officials were reluctant to offend the Arabs, who were opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Secretary of Defense Forrestal warned Truman of the importance of Saudi Arabia‘s supply of oil; Truman replied that he would decide his policy on the basis of justice, not oil. American diplomats with experience in the region were likewise opposed, but Truman told them he had few Arabs among his constituents.[117]

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_policy_of_the_Harry_S._Truman_administration

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    • #423770
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      Watching live.

      It ended. They didn’t spend much time on it, now they are covering Netanyahu.

      Now CNN is covering UFOs but the reporter made clear that they aren’t talking about aliens.

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    • #423747
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      I notice CNN is reporting on “mysterious” attacks but I also notice they aren’t reporting the Wuhan Lab Theory.

       

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    • #423692
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      The problem is monarchs like the House of Saud and for some reason the US chooses to ally with an extremist ideology against Iran when it should be the other way around. Iran at least is a Republic and one of the more Democratic countries in the region.

      Israel is another similar problem with backing from the US & Europe. Biden also claimed that he is a Zionist so there is going to be very little change from Trump & Biden there.

      In hindsight it would have been better to let the USSR or communists control Afghanistan. Those old photos of Afghanistan are from the 70s or earlier.

      I’d give it another century.

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    • #423579
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      As far as convicting or exonerating people came from the scientific community rather than law enforcement.

      Law enforcement has been known for very dodgy science.

      https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/real-csi/

      As far as the OP I think climate change is the most likely credible theory. The warmer the climate gets the harder it is for nature to regulate viruses. I knew this before the pandemic. What is important is trying to prevent the next pandemics.

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    • #422838
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      A libertarian would have done a horrible job handling this pandemic even if they may have good ideas on some issues.

       

      I don’t understand all the hate Fauci receives. I think it is because he contradicted a known liar Trump.

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    • #422788
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      The Gen-Z skit was just AAVE and they tried to portray it as how Zoomers talk. I have actually heard Gen-X African-Americans talk this way too.

      SNL needs better writers. That skit showed out of touch they are.

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    • #422569
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      So cancel culture discourse doesn’t interest me. I do feel like my vote is my voice but look what the Arizona GOP is doing.

      Pass the PRO Act.

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    • #422565
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      One of the big reasons why she didn’t support Hillary Clinton is because of the DP. Bill Clinton also attended an execution in 1992 to show he wasn’t like those Northeast Liberals.

      Surandon was also part of the film Dead Man Walking where they choose an obviously guilty person to make their case against the Death penalty which isn’t easy to do.

      It is easy to use an innocent person to make a case against the DP such as Ray Krone.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Krone

       

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      This audit is one reason why Republicans are worse than Democrats.

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      I’m given a hard time for pointing out Assad is a war criminal but it is OK to smear White Helmets.

      I don’t fall for the smears especially when I’m more more worried about RW militias in the US.

      If they don’t want to a regime change war they should just say so instead of resorting to this IMHO.

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    • #422410
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      I did see this recently but I didn’t post.

      Miami-Dade police officer charged with sexual battery

      CNN)A Miami-Dade police lieutenant and former high-ranking union member has been charged with sexual battery and was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on Friday, according to police.

      John Jenkins Jr. has been “relieved of his official duties as a Miami-Dade Police Department lieutenant,” said Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III in a statement on Saturday statement.
      Ramirez said he suspended Jenkins “immediately” after being notified of an off-duty incident involving Jenkins on April 25 in the city of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
      “Now learning of his arrest, it has brought a sense of disappointment that is immeasurable,” Ramirez said.
      As far as the OP I agree with @babel17

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    • #422322
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      Wiki

      In December 2015, Godwin commented on the Nazi and fascist comparisons being made by several articles about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying: “If you’re thoughtful about it and show some real awareness of history, go ahead and refer to Hitler when you talk about Trump, or any other politician.”[12] In August 2017, Godwin made similar remarks on social networking websites Facebook and Twitter with respect to the two previous days’ Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, endorsing and encouraging comparisons of its alt-right organizers to Nazis.[13][14][15][16]

      In June 2018, Godwin wrote an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times denying the need to update or amend the rule, and rejected the idea that whoever invokes Godwin’s Law has lost the argument, and argues that appropriate application of the rule “should function less as a conversation ender and more as a conversation starter.”[17]

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

      I never believed in it though. I just call them far right nationalists.

      Joe Arpaio also violated Godwin’s Law on himself.

      Joe Arpaio: Tent City a “Concentration Camp”

      https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/joe-arpaio-tent-city-a-concentration-camp-6500984

       

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      I seem to remember Fort Knox being in two states one bordering Kentucky.

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    • #422259
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      Or the fact the US & UK ally with Saudi Arabia. I’m also not a fan of Assad.

      That is all.

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    • #422106
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      I will make an exception if Elon Musk has slave labor on Mars.

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      You also don’t have to do that either but I recommend the Pfizer vaccine. I had no problems and obviously I’m still alive.

      Now that I’m fully vaccinated I can go to Sun Devil games with a mask. I actually bought season tickets for last season back in December 2019 so not sure how tickets are going to work since I pushed them to next season instead of getting a refund.

      I went through anti-lockdown, anti-mask, and now anti-vax. The sooner this goes away the sooner everything goes back to pre-pandemic.

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      I gave her a $50 donation a couple hours ago because of the Fraud Squad comments and all the BS from the last several months.

      I guess Sinema doesn’t inspire any outrage from him.

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      @coldmountaintrail

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      Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on VA: GOP Wants to Rip the Battery Out, Say the Whole Car Doesn’t Work, and Sell It for Parts

      (Snip)

      At a town hall in her New York district last week, Ocasio-Cortez said that despite chronic administrative problems and funding restrictions, the VA was not broken and still delivered some of the highest-quality care. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” she told her constituents, issuing a call to arms against the privatization of the service driven by large corporations.

      Conservative commentators and politicians quickly dismissed Ocasio-Cortez’s comments, framing them as a naïve attempt to raise her own national profile and advance her progressive agenda.

      (Snip)

      “The GOP participates in a lobbyist-friendly campaign to trash the VA, so we tear it up & shop out vet care to for-profit healthcare corps,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “To reduce VA wait times, we must FUND the VA so they can hire+fill the 48,000 vacancies for healthcare providers for our vets.

      “Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts,” she added.

      https://www.newsweek.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-veterans-gop-privatization-va-funding-healthcare-1405375

      I don’t know if anyone remembers the overblown Phoenix VA scandal. A week before the MSM was reporting it I was waiting in the lobby for prescriptions and someone came in there handing out complain about the VA on Facebook cards. I looked at it and looked at an older vet asked me what I thought and I said it is “the best health care I ever received” and he said “we get damn good care”.

      A week later media was reporting something about wait times and it was very misleading. The media and conservatives framed it as veterans dying waiting for appointments when it was actually they died in between appointments and Bernie saw through that.

      https://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/veterans-affairs-delays-report-110357

      Republicans wanted to privatize the VA while Bernie wanted more facilities, doctors, nurses, and staff so Bernie struck a compromise with John McCain (who wanted to privatize the VA)

      How Bernie Sanders Fought for Our Veterans

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/how-bernie-sanders-fought-for-our-veterans-119708

      I don’t know if anyone knows this but Trump CONSTANTLY took credit for Bernie’s bill even though it was Obama who signed it.

      I learned after the Jimmy Dore drama I learned that no one is going to support my interests especially Jimmy Dore. I learned from one of the 2 political commentators that I trust is you have to be Pro You because no one else is. I will still advocate for others but not going to count on anyone to have my back.

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      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      I remember seeing a fight between Mate & Greenwald on Twitter while Greenwald was still with The Intercept.

      Aaron Mate was complaining that The Intercept paid James Risen a large salary to write Russiagate “fan fiction” and Greenwald responded that Risen has excellent national security sources and they outbid others in the market for Risen. Then Greenwald went on to say having disagreements in news rooms is healthy.

      I do find it interesting a reporter with excellent national security sources likely did accurate reporting on Russiagate.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #421157
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      Bernie Sanders voted for the 1994 tough-on-crime law. But it’s complicated.

      (Snip)

      It is my firm belief that clearly there are people in our society who are horribly violent, who are deeply sick and sociopathic, and clearly these people must be put behind bars in order to protect society from them.

      But it is also my view that through the neglect of our government and through a grossly irrational set of priorities, we are dooming today tens of millions of young people to a future of bitterness, misery, hopelessness, drugs, crime, and violence. And, Mr. Speaker, all the jails in the world — and we already imprison more people per capita than any other country — and all of the executions … in the world will not make that situation right.

      We can either educate or electrocute. We can create meaningful jobs, rebuilding our society, or we can build more jails. Mr. Speaker, let us create a society of hope and compassion, not one of hate and vengeance.

      https://www.vox.com/2016/2/26/11116412/bernie-sanders-mass-incarceration

       

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      As far as CNN or the rest they have fact checkers, editors, and sources and usually news rooms have good sourcing policy. Sorry comparing that to Alex Jones isn’t the same.

      As far as the things you mention if those things are hard to believe then you would probably be shocked by a lot of things that happen in Geopolitics.

      If we end up having a WW3 I’d like to know the facts on how we got there.

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      Which is private business should have the right to do whatever they want.

      I know what this is about which is voting rights/voter suppression and if Arizona is successful (I’m going to wait and see what happens in the 2024 election) I’ll be a refugee to a state where my vote will count.

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      The media that brings that up as a reason to stay in Afghanistan are pushing propaganda to encourage the US to stay. The Saudi Arabia government is Wahabbi and they were 1 of 3 countries to officially recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan before 9/11.

      Saudi Arabia is a US ally. They are also an ally to the UK too.

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      I pointed out here before Giuliani was hanging out with sketchy people in Ukraine.

      I could bring up what the NYPD was like when Giuliani was mayor but I favor a DOJ and an independent FBI going after corruption in both parties.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      There are Microwave weapons and they do exist.

      Here is more info

      What are radio frequency weapons and how do they work?

      A radio frequency weapon uses radio waves at power levels high enough to cause electrical disruption.

      Microwaves (high-frequency radio waves) are usually preferred, so this type of device is sometimes called a High-Powered Microwave, or HPM weapon.

      Radio frequency weapons also overlap with Electromagnetic Pulse, or EMP weapons, which emit a powerful burst of radio waves in all directions.

      https://www.forces.net/news/technology/frontline-tech-how-are-radio-frequency-weapons-shaping-future-battlefields

      I don’t buy into the logic US is guilty of everything while Russia is completely innocent or vice versa.

       

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      I knew this was going to happen or wondering why it hasn’t happened yet.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #419887
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      The real problem is Manchin & Sinema are blocking most of the important legislation so there are very little accomplishments to campaign on in future campaigns.

      On Manchin I’m tired of the charade where the House passes something or announces something and Manchin says he is blocking it. Nothing I can do about that but definitely not voting for Sinema in 2024. As far as locally it is better to pass something through ballot measure like cannabis legalization & tax raises on the rich. Arizona also raised the minimum wage to $12+ through a ballot measure. They can talk about whatever issue they think is unpopular but cannabis legalization is very popular and Psaki said that even if they pass it there is “no guarantee” Biden will sign it.

       

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Mainly because his record was so awful my expectations were very low to begin with. Even with that said he is probably a better President than Obama at this point. The reason why I said this is because Sanders & others pushed the party to the left and the Biden administration seemed to learn from Obama’s mistakes. The main complaint I have is Manchin & Sinema are roadblocks for most of the important legislation. At least they learned that the Republicans don’t negotiate in good faith.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      I know the US and other governments can be hypocritical or inconsistent on this especially when it comes to Uyghurs and China when the US has mistreated Muslim populations in Southwest Asia but personally I stay consistent on this.

      Ironically I learned a lot about the Armenian genocide from The Young Turks. Critics often use Cenk’s past to discredit the show but his co-host is an Armenian-American and they talked a lot about this issue because of the critics.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      That upset Muslim supporters of Corbyn. Hindu nationalists also attacked Corbyn and his supporters during the election.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      I’m more worried about voter suppression from the state GOP and since we have a Republican Governor there is a good chance some or most of them will become law.

      I like mail-in voting in this state and they should have it in all states. A lot of the voter suppression bills require more hoops to jump thru.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #419529
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      Her original one was banned after joking about setting up Bernie in a #MeToo scandal. She and someone else was talking about putting up Craigslist ads. That Sally Albright account briefly followed me but shortly unfollowed me after I posted a Tweet with a video from Bernie Sanders’ YouTube page. I’m blocked by some of those (redacted) accounts though I’m blocked by several from the KHive. I think they pass around lists to block or something like that.

      I’m surprised she became somewhat famous after SV. She is probably one of the worst trolls that site ever had.

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      I don’t have issues with the Russian people but not a fan of Putin and not surprised Bernie would be in favor of human rights all over the world.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      I also wore a mask. I had 2 shots of the Pfizer and feel fine.

      I’m not scared of vaccines and I had a lot of shots when I was in the Army. People can do what they want they want to do but I’m going to do whatever it takes to survive the pandemic personally.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      All I had was a sore arm both shots with the Pfizer vaccine.

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      When it came to The Pro Act.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Nor do I think Russia will directly invade the US. I think there will be more proxy wars, hybrid warfare, and the spy games will continue. Pretty much the same thing since WW2 but I do agree with your overall point especially when it comes to US interference in others countries.

      “If we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.” – Hillary Clinton

      She was referring to the 2006 Palestinian elections.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Palestinian_legislative_election

       

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Judging from the title everything related to the Capitol riot is age restricted in YouTube.

      Not that interested in watching it because I have bigger concerns in my home state.

      23 voter suppression bills in Arizona legislature

      (Snip)

      It picked up steam when the county’s recorders established the permanent early voting list. That is when voters sign up for the list to receive a ballot in the mail for each election automatically. It’s called PEVL for short.

      Under SB 1485 any voter who misses two federal elections in succession will be purged from the list. It also changes the name from PEVL to EVL since a person’s name is no longer permanently on the list.

      Another is SB 1713, which would require a voter to write a voter verification number or driver’s license number on the outside of a mail-in envelope. It’s another step voters must take and if they make a mistake, the vote doesn’t count. Right now, the voter is identified by a signature match.

      Arizona is on board with several other Republican-led states which are trying to roll back some voter rights following the 2020 election.

      https://www.kold.com/2021/04/02/voter-suppression-bills-arizona-legislature/

      I like mail-in voting and I would like to live in a real Democracy.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      I went to grade school in the 90s when people thought the Cold War was over. Columbine happened in the late 90s which was a shocker at the time but that was before they changed things at school. When I was in the 9th grade the Junior High that is when I started seeing students required to have school IDs and security and police officers at school.

      I didn’t have to do active shooter drills either.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency strongly dissented from other intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia paid bounties for the killing of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, according to people familiar with the matter.

      The disclosure of the dissent by the NSA, which specializes in electronic eavesdropping, comes as the White House has played down the revelations, saying that the information wasn’t verified and that intelligence officials didn’t agree on it.

      Because of that, President Trump was never personally briefed on the threat, the White House said, although a key lawmaker said the information apparently was included in written intelligence materials prepared for Mr. Trump.

      The people familiar with the dissent by the NSA either declined or were unable to say why the agency differed from others—including the Central Intelligence Agency—about the strength of the intelligence showing operatives with Russia’s GRU intelligence agency paid bounties to the insurgent Taliban movement to kill Americans.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nsa-differed-from-cia-others-on-russia-bounty-intelligence/ar-BB16a7hg

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Rashida Tlaib is a Palestinian-American but none of The Squad members are good enough.

      Warnock has nothing to do with AOC and I don’t see anything that is so terrible in the interview. People pouring over her every word to find something.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      I remember from the Oscar Grant shooting a former police officer said the same thing. These kind of “accidents” are rare because the taser is on the non-dominant hand side.

      When it does happen I never heard of cop accidentally using a taser instead of a gun.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Younger generations are more diverse and progressive so these corporations are doing this for the consumers. It would cost them business if they didn’t.

      This isn’t a new thing. The NFL pulled the Super Bowl from Arizona over the MLK holiday. McCain was actually against the holiday at the time. Eventually Arizona agreed to the Holiday and was able to host the Super Bowl in the mid-90s at Sun Devil Stadium.

      If Arizona passes some of these 23 voter suppression bills I hope the NFL pulls the Super Bowl from Arizona.

       

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      People act like AOC is the chief of police.

      Podcaster receives police visit over alleged AOC threat — but there’s more to the story

      A podcaster said he was “harassed” by two police officers at his home in California and accused of threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Twitter — a claim he calls outrageous and provably false.

      The Twitter user, who goes by @queeralamode, is demanding answers from police and the congresswoman on why he was tracked down at home on Thursday. He said the experience left him “shaken up” and “feel[ing] very unsafe in my home right now.”

      (Snip)

      The Twitter user, @queeralamode, does not list a name on the profile but describes himself as a co-host of two podcasts. But the user posted a letter about the incident from his purported employer, Maffick LLC, that identified him as Ryan Wentz. (Twitter has labeled Maffick as Russia state-affiliated media).

      (Snip)

      “USCP investigates all threats that are reported by Congressional offices. The Department also monitors open and classified sources to identify and investigate threats,” the Capitol Police said in a statement to Fox News. “This is standard operating procedure for the Department. As it pertains to this incident, the Congresswomen did not request that USCP initiate an investigation.”

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-threat-podcast-host-capitol-police-visit-twitter

       

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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        The key point is the Congresswoman didn’t initiate the investigation.

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        Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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        Stopped being about Medicare for All a long time ago.

         

         

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        Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Support Democrats rule.

       

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends decision not to pay House Democratic campaign ‘dues’

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/10/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-defends-her-decision-not-pay-dccc-dues/4435201002/

      https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/vulnerable-dems-fret-after-getting-a-shock-aocs-campaign-cash/#post-414673

      House GOP May Hit Vulnerable Democrats For Receiving AOC Donations

      Ocasio-Cortez, who is often flush with cash and enjoys a safely Democratic New York City district, wired $5,000 donations to a number of her more vulnerable colleagues ahead of what will likely be a difficult campaign season, according to Politico.

      But the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House Democrats’ campaign arm, reportedly gave Ocasio-Cortez those campaigns’ banking information without their knowledge, and at least three tried to return them out of fear of being tied to Ocasio-Cortez even as others took them.

      The National Republican Campaign Committee on Monday said in a press release those Democrats are “rightly” concerned they will “use the donations in attack ads,” calling the donations “an unwelcome surprise” for those campaigns.

      “Sean Patrick Maloney’s DCCC is doing everything it can to make life miserable for vulnerable House Democrats,” Mike Berg, the NRCC’s deputy communications director, said in a statement.

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/04/05/house-gop-may-hit-vulnerable-democrats-for-receiving-aoc-donations/?sh=201bc7b4286b

      I have Greg Stanton as my Rep and Mark Kelly & Sinema as my Senators. I will vote for Kelly in 2022 for the simple fact he is not acting like Sinema. I will support a primary challenge for Sinema in 2024. If AOC wants to carpetbag in Arizona I will vote her. I have seen her get attacked from multiple different directions over this.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      So she is sitting on more money then she needs and from 2018-2020 her colleagues complained she doesn’t pay her dues so she tries to help other Democrats keep the House.

      I don’t donate that much to AOC because she is in a safe blue district. I have been mostly donating to Nina Turner (who AOC endorsed) lately and I also gave a donation to Odessa Kelly on Monday when she announced her primary challenge.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      I recently saw this video from a real lawyer on the Cuomo scandals.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      That actually saves China money. The Olympics are usually a bad deal for the host. The few times they made money was LA in 1984 but they used mostly existing structures and it was a first for corporate sponsorship.

      Meghan McCain was complaining Biden wasn’t boycotting the Olympics before Biden did this.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      She is on Social Security.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      You can’t forget Bush when it comes to Trump. The GOP became disillusioned with Neo Cons they voted for Trump.

      It seems like people want AOC to say Biden is bad as Trump. I can say I care about this issue. I helped recall Russell Pearce because of SB 1070 (The Obama Justice Department was actually on the right side of that issue).


      AOC

      Ocasio-Cortez continued, saying it’s not a border crisis but rather, “It’s an imperialism crisis, it’s a climate crisis, it’s a trade crisis.” The current immigration system is based on the U.S. carceral system, she said, and the solution should be “rooted in foreign policy.”

      “The U.S. has disproportionately contributed to the total amount of emissions that is causing a planetary climate crisis right now,” Ocasio-Cortez continued on Instagram. “But who is bearing the brunt of that? … It’s actually not us.”

      She continued: “It’s South Asia, it’s Latin America that are gonna be experiencing the floods, wildfires and droughts in a disproportionate way, which ding ding ding, has already started a migration crisis.”

      (Snip)

      “This is not a surge. These are children,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And they are not insurgents. And we are not being invaded — which by the way is a white supremacist idea, philosophy. The idea that if an other is coming in the population, that this is like an invasion of who we are.”

      https://nowthisnews.com/news/aoc-expertly-breaks-down-why-words-about-immigration-matter

      She is right about the term surge. “The Surge” was used for the Iraq war in 2007 to increase troop levels and extend active duty tours from 12 to 15 months.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      It is because Ohio Barbarian mentioned those that are “suckered” and don’t want to admit it. He also threw in “gaslighters”. That is why I mentioned Medhurst’s background.

      TBH I could mention it in every Medhurst video but I actually addressed the headline. No way I’m giving him clicks. I was just defending AOC from pro establishment posters before I saw this thread which is why I thought the idea that she is an Establishment Democrat is ridiculous.

      People will believe a lie but doubt the truth.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      You should check out GD at SV which is Establishment Underground which is on the verge of becoming Manchin Underground.

      I would link to the thread but this site has rules against linking to Hate Sites. Unlike those that cry about Big Tech censorship I actually try to follow the rules.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      In overtime.

      I hope they win the championship.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      As far as baseball there is statistical discrimination. Statistical discrimination is an economic term.

      Statistical discrimination

      Statistical discrimination is a theorized behavior in which racial or gender inequality results when economic agents (consumers, workers, employers, etc.) have imperfect information about individuals they interact with. According to this theory, inequality may exist and persist between demographic groups even when economic agents are rational and non-prejudiced. It stands in contrast with taste-based discrimination which uses racism, sexism and the likes to explain different labour market outcomes of groups.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistical_discrimination_(economics)

      The reason why I know this is because I took an Economics of Sports class.

      There is a difference between Nazis marching peacefully in Skokie to armed rallies or a Bernie supporter killed at the Charlottesville rally. There is a big difference between public demonstrations and Twitter.

      Edit: the reason why I mention Charlottesville

      ACLUVA

      On Aug. 8, Jason Kessler approached the ACLU of Virginia, the premiere civil liberties organization in Virginia and a leading voice on civil rights, to ask us to represent him in a challenge to the City of Charlottesville’s decision on Aug. 7 to revoke a permit to demonstrate on Aug. 12 that he had applied for on May 30.

      The decision to represent Kessler wasn’t an affirmation of his views — which we abhor — any more than our advocacy for due process rights for sex offenders is an endorsement of child abuse; any more than our advocacy for freedom of religion signals support for the use of religion as a justification for discrimination; or any more than our opposition to the death penalty indicates support for capital murder.

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      Protecting the First Amendment in the current context requires extremely careful security and policing. Federal, state, and local law enforcement (including campus police) need to be able to protect events where there is protest and risk of violence and withstand the criticism that comes with affording constitutionally required protection to those with odious ideas.
      If we cannot find a way to police protests effectively and constitutionally in the current context, the result could well be that any and all speech can be prohibited if there is any risk of violence and only speech endorsed by the government with the resources to secure it will be heard. Among other things, we should ask ourselves why weapons of any kind (even sticks on signs) have been allowed to be carried into demonstrations in Virginia when they are not allowed at presidential inaugurations, congressional town halls, sporting events, or concerts or other large gatherings.

      https://acluva.org/en/news/why-we-represented-alt-right-charlottesville

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      Posted about fears of the FBI, CIA, and mind control.

      I don’t have a link as they are reporting right now on CNN.

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      I see a lot on Twitter before it shows up on JPR. There are a lot more people on Twitter so I see all sides of the argument before it shows up on JPR.

      A lot of it is hate. Jimmy was complaining that he gets a million views a month and she won’t come on his show. Even the People’s Party account was Tweeting asking when AOC will come on the show. Whether AOC goes on Jimmy’s show or not is not an issue that matters to me.

      Abigail Spanberger didn’t vote for Pelosi. She is also against Socialism.

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      Like Bernie Sanders.

      I have also been donating to Nina Turner like I have with the Sanders campaign but apparently it is a waste of money since she isn’t good enough for Ohio Barbarian but I’m pretty sure the establishment is backing someone else.

      Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Nina Turner in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District race

      https://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/local/aoc-endorses-nina-turner-to-fill-marcia-fudge-congress-seat/95-67ca2925-1b63-4ef3-84cb-d9e423e9b6e7

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      I’m not a big fan of Britain. I’m in interested in their history, culture, and landscape but I do like Scotland better. Boris Johnson received more votes than Jeremy Corbyn that doesn’t mean I like Boris Johnson.

      Wagatwe has the best Tweets on Britain IMO.

       

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      Is if the Commonwealth countries rethink their relationship with the British Monarchy.

      The reactions in Africa have been interesting to read.

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      I’ll just post links

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_United_States_campaign_finance_controversy

       

      Episode 3 has more information on this.

      https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/enemies_the_president_justice_the_fbi/s01

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permanent_normal_trade_relations

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      I don’t think it is liberals against free speech but still the right wing or religious right. The right wing are still upset about Cardi B’s music video. Also Colin Kaepernick and Jemele Hill lost jobs because of Trump supporters.

      Sites like Facebook used to be for friends and family but it has been overtaken by political content. My dad was posting Sandy Hook memes–he used to be more apolitical. I think it is more profitable for the Tech companies to have people divided against each other.

      Either way I’m tired of the bullshit in politics.

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    • #413940
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      I have been pretty much only watching Gonzaga games. I usually root for Mid Majors for March Madness and Gonzaga is clearly the best Mid Major in the country if not the best team.

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      Than most other publications. I attritubute that to having young writers and younger generations tend to be more progressive.

      I was worried when they hired Alexi McCammond who is TJ Ducklo’s fiancee who was recently fired himself for attacking a reporter over a minor conflict of interest story.

      Those who are upset that McCammond was fired for anti-Asian tweets not sure what they expect considering it is Teen Vogue.

      Either way I enjoy their writing.

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    • #413739
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      My mom who is on regular Social Security still hasn’t got her stimulus.

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    • #413600
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      I didn’t vote for him because I liked Biden or his policies. I never bought into the idea that Trump is some sort of peacenik so on foreign policy there wasn’t much difference for me.

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      I saw this earlier when double checking on Cuba.

      Homeless in Cuba? Not Likely

      For example, you may have heard of Cuba’s accomplishments in health and education. Cuba’s health statistics are excellent, by some measures better than those of places like the United States and Canada. Of course, that is because healthcare is not only free but also readily available to the Cuban people.

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      Well, there is one more way in which Cuba differs from most other poor countries in the world—the tiny island nation has virtually no homeless people. There are many reasons for that accomplishment. First, although housing is not free in Cuba, the government does take steps to keep the cost of housing low. That leads to a high rate of homeownership—around 85%. By way of comparison, the Census Bureau says the rate of homeownership in the United States was 66.9% in 2010.

      Highly subsidized housing, however, is only part of the story. There is also a cultural factor that helps reduce homelessness. Call it family values. In Cuba, people take all kinds of extended family members into their homes because no one wants a family member to be out on the streets. Multigenerational households are the norm in Cuba.

      That cultural preference for keeping extended families together helps to keep the official statistic on homelessness in Cuba at zero. Everyone in Cuba has someone they could stay with, in theory, at least. So, as it turns out, almost everyone has an official address.

      https://fresnoalliance.com/homeless-in-cuba-not-likely/

      My story is very similar to Rampart but I was in the Iraq rather than Vietnam. My mom was homeless at the same time that was because her job at Motorola shipped overseas and she was laid off from a different lesser paying job during the Great Recession.

      The only family we had to help out was each other which I continue to do. She is on social security so she wouldn’t be able to afford much of a place on her own.

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      Which is a precursor in meth production mom & pop meth labs have been replaced by cartel meth.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Methamphetamine_Epidemic_Act_of_2005

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    • #413402
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      Homelessness is indeed a failure of capitalism. Cuba has a very low homeless rate.

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    • #413377
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      It is actually the other way around.

      Study(psychiatryonline.org) after study(www.sciencedirect.com) has demonstrated that people with mental health issues commit only a miniscule percentage of mass shootings and account for less than 1% of annual gun homicides. According to a study based on Swedish data published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, only 3%-5% of violent crimes are perpetrated by someone with a mental illness.(ajp.psychiatryonline.org) In fact, people with serious mental illnesses are more likely to be the victims of violence.

      https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190918fp-massshootings.html

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    • #413375
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      But when people talk about Reagan closing mental health hospitals and act like that has something to do with today shows me they have little idea how the system works.

      You’re only institutionalized if you’re a threat to yourself or others. Even if you go under those conditions the stay is usually less than 3 weeks. Outpatient treatment works fine for most people.

       

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    • #411622
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      Giuliani was the one shopping that laptop around to different news sources and found the NY Post. Giuliani also hung out with sketchy people in Ukraine.

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    • #410643
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      There are a few phrases I learned from Police Chief Magazine of all places.

      Testilying, noble cause corruption, unconstitutional policing, and “contempt of cop” (which isn’t a real crime) are phrases I learned from Police Chief Magazine.

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      Susan Collins Says She Could Support $11 Minimum Wage, Suggests Bipartisan Talks

      Senator Susan Collins has suggested she could support raising the federal minimum wage to $11 an hour and called for bipartisan talks.

      The Maine lawmaker pointed to how Democrats were using budget reconciliation to push through the COVID-19 relief bill without GOP support—despite attempts by her and other Republican senators to reach a compromise on the package.

      “It takes two to negotiate,” she told News Center Maine, as she suggested Republicans had been shut out.

      (Snip)

      “But my point is: why not bring up minimum wage? See if we can negotiate a compromise on it, that’s way more than $7.25 but less than $15. And states can still set their own but for a federal floor, and see if we can get it done.”

      https://www.newsweek.com/susan-collins-11-minimum-wage-bipartisan-talks-1575394

      Collins has a similar voting record as Joe Manchin and with the filibuster unremoved they can kill or withhold their support for and if they propose policies those that support $15 minimum wage or other policies have to negotiate with Collins or Manchin.

      A lot of the power plays impact issues and whether they can pass or not.

       

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      Women in the military existed long before Biden was President.

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      This is another article from them.

      Democrats Propose Sending Republicans To ‘Unity Camps’

      U.S.—Leading Democrats are pushing for unity in our nation, and they’ve found a new way to implement the unity in a mandatory way: “Unity Camps,” special institutions designed to teach and train Republicans to unify.

      “There’s nothing that’ll make Republicans want unity more than a nice, relaxing stay in one of our Unity Camps,” said Joe Biden. “Heck, in my day, we’d have killed to go to camp. I remember one summer, I was sitting in the pool watching my leg hair change color in the water. All the kids liked to run their fingers through it. Anyway, we were supposed to go to Camp Waggakopo the next summer, but Dad needed me on the farm and told me I could go to the academy the following year.”

      Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suggested using forced labor at the camps, compelling Republicans to run on giant hamster wheels to generate enough energy to run the country under a Green New Deal.

      https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-unveil-new-unity-camps/

       

      If the satire had some truth it would also be progressives sent into Vichy Dem unity camps.

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    • #409558
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      Isn’t Bernie Sanders a Democratic Socialist?

      We have more Democratic Socialists serving in Congress than ever before but that is still 4 out of 435 members.


      @ScottCrowder


      @OhioBarbarian

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      Also the Lincoln Lawyer ones too. I read them all in a row until several years ago. I didn’t like the show especially when compared to Bosch’s relationship with Eleanor Wish.

      The plot of 9 Dragons is unintentionally hilarious. Bosh tries to save Wish by pushing her but instead pushes her into the direction of the bullets accidentally killing her. Something like that would make for great TV. I also preferred Bosch as a Vietnam War tunnel rat.

      The next book in the Bosch/Lincoln Lawyer series I haven’t read is The Gods of Guilt.

      I do highly recommend The Lincoln Lawyer film which is very close to The Lincoln Lawyer book.

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    • #407697
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      It all depends on what writers you want to read but established writers like Greenwald or Taibbi are more likely to make money on Substack.

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      It is hard for me because I’m worried about the future. Not just the return of Trumpism but Biden is already breaking promises like you point out.

      I enjoyed the discussions. Even when we disagreed you were civil and usually when I don’t say something that means I agree with what you’re saying.

       

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      One thing that is consistent about the party is that they want power. Manchin & Sinema wouldn’t support getting rid of the filibuster and other early progressive proposals and the Republicans aren’t helping the Democrats at all. Sinema may be trying to lose her seat but she isn’t up for re-election until 2024. Mark Kelly who is up for re-election in 2022 isn’t playing games like those 2. Democrats will defend Manchin saying he must act that way in order to keep his WV seat.

       

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      Anti-borders & anti-woman

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      New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced a barrage of criticism from fellow Democrats after The New York Times reported that the second former aide in four days had accused him of sexual harassment.

      Why it matters: Cuomo had faced a revolt from legislators for his handling of nursing-home deaths from COVID. Now, the scandal is acutely personal, with obviously grave political risk.

      What they’re saying: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that the women’s “detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. Cuomo are extremely serious and painful to read,” and said the state attorney general should investigate.

      • She was among several Democrats said an “independent review” announced by Cuomo was inadequate.

      https://www.axios.com/cuomo-sexual-harassment-dems-new-york-d06e9a02-3187-40fe-b3a2-15da45955b39.html

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      So I can’t watch the Coyotes. I can’t watch the Suns either unless they are on ESPN or TNT.

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      @MizzGrizz I’m on a mobile and have to reply here.

      Let us talk about 2016. I have 2 words: Colin Kaepernick

      He was black balled by the NFL & boycotted by right wing media figures including Donald Trump. Remember Mike Pence’s stunt at the Indianapolis Colts game? Remember Trump saying “get that son of a bitch off the field right now.”

      My mom used to work for a third party company for DirecTV shortly before the pandemic and there were a lot of Conservatives cancelling the NFL Sunday Ticket over kneeling.

      The right wing weaponized Faux Patriotism to silence dissent against the left like Colin Kaepernick remember he disrespected the troops. Again in the early 2000s these Faux Patriots did the same thing with the Iraq war. Support our troops! The irony of that is I’m a veteran and I feel like I’m being gaslighted when Republicans claim it is the left against free speech (BTW the US has the highest free speech & probably religious freedoms (as well as a right to be non-religious) in the world. It is our Democracy that needs improvement. The Scandinavian countries have the best Democracies.

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      Knowledge Drop: How Ludacris Addressed Bill O’Reilly’s Pepsi Boycott On ‘Chicken-N-Beer’

      Ludacris dropped his third major label album, Chicken-N-Beer, 16 years ago today. Leading up to the project’s release, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called for a boycott that caused the Atlanta rapper to lose his Pepsi deal, resulting in a pair of songs aimed at the political pundit.

      On Aug. 27, 2002, O’Reilly called for a boycott of Pepsi products in response to Luda’s endorsement, citing his disapproval of the rapper’s lyrics.

      “I’m calling for all responsible Americans to fight back and punish Pepsi for using a man who degrades women, who encourages substance abuse, and does all the things that hurt particularly the poor in our society,” the political commentator said on The O’Reilly Factor. “I’m calling for all Americans to say, ‘Hey, Pepsi, I’m not drinking your stuff. You want to hang around with Ludacris, you do that, I’m not hanging around with you.’”

      https://genius.com/a/how-ludacris-addressed-bill-o-reilly-s-pepsi-boycott-on-chicken-n-beer

      Bill O’Reilly’s grand merde: The Fox News host’s ludicrous “boycott” of France became the model for a career built on lies

      As Bill O’Reilly’s TV career implodes, let’s remember the time he claimed to have crippled the French economy

      https://www.salon.com/2017/04/19/bill-oreillys-grand-faux-pas-the-fox-news-hosts-ludicrous-boycott-of-france-became-the-model-for-a-career-built-on-lies/

      Dixie Chicks pulled from air after bashing Bush

      https://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/14/dixie.chicks.reut/

      Fox News advocated for boycotts for anyone who opposed the Iraq war.

      Susan Sarandon has paid a price for opposing war in Iraq

      (Snip)

      Sarandon was part of a vocal but small minority arguing against a U.S. invasion of Iraq before that war’s March 2003 start. This stance earned her and life partner Tim Robbins ridicule and worse on radio and TV gab fests, and it prompted the Baseball Hall of Fame to cancel a 15th anniversary screening of “Bull Durham,” which stars the two actors.

      Now polls show that a majority of Americans wish the U.S. had stayed out of Iraq, so Sarandon feels somewhat vindicated, though “I’m not happy to have been right.” She’s also still feeling the effects of those days when criticism of the war was labeled unpatriotic.

      https://www.ksl.com/article/120922

      Fox News also cancelled their own employees for calling the Arizona election correctly.

      Fox News fires editor who defended correct Arizona call after backlash from Trump, viewers

      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/fox-news-chris-stirewalt-trump-arizona-b1789836.html

      One thing about Fox News is they used to have a very good decision desk that is independent from the news organization. Remember they were forced to show Karl Rove that Obama won Ohio.

       

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      As far as censoring I don’t think that is possible but Fox News shouldn’t have even existed in the first place.

      I watched Fox News in the early 2000s and I used to torture myself watching The O’Reilly Factor & even read his book the No Spin Zone. It was the first channel I seen open obvious racism and it has only got worse since. It was also obvious right wing propaganda even though they said “Fair and Balanced”, “we report, you decide”. They had that Hannity & Colmes which was a show where Hannity & Republican guests would beat up on a spineless liberal but Fox would portray that as part of their “Fair & Balanced”.

      They also cheerleaded us into the Iraq war. I thought Fox News credibility would have been destroyed years ago after they were wrong on the Iraq war but people keep watching. I stopped watching a long time ago & it has only got worse ever since.

      Plus Murdoch isn’t only happy owning the US. He tries to influence other countries as well.

      Look at how Chavez in Venzuela treated the media that supported a coup against him.

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      I was stationed at Fort Lewis & liked the area.

      I do remember strict smoking distance laws & they enforce littering cigarette butts.

      I do prefer Washington to Arizona but at least Arizona legalized cannabis recently.

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      President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget Neera Tanden will carry on with her outreach to senators next week after her confirmation was jeopardized Friday when Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin revealed he would vote against her.

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      Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is among the senators Tanden is expected to speak with next week.

      In an interview with Wolf Blitzer Friday evening, Sanders was non-committal about the nomination. “I worry less about what Ms. Tanden did in the past than what she’s going to do in the future,” he said. “I will be speaking to her early next week.”

      CNN reported earlier this month that Tanden and Sanders had sat down for a lengthy one-on-one meeting in recent weeks, ahead of her confirmation hearings. One person briefed on the meeting told CNN that meeting was over an hour and no stone had been left unturned, describing it as an opportunity for the two to discuss years of public clashing and private interactions.

      https://keyt.com/politics/2021/02/20/neera-tanden-to-keep-reaching-out-to-senators-next-week-as-confirmation-in-jeopardy/

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      I support a variety of issues including fixing the immigration system. Obama was the “deporter-in-chief” and immigration activists pressured Biden on his record on this.

      Joe Biden tells activist, ‘You should vote for Trump,’ over criticism of Obama deportations

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      Biden responded, “No. I will not stop all deportations. I will prioritize deportations, only people who have committed a felony or serious crime.”

      The activist, identified by a CNN reporter as Carlos Rojas, later continued by telling Biden he had volunteered for former President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008, but was disheartened by the number of deportations during his presidency.

      “The fact is that over those eight years, there were 3 million people that were deported and separated from their families,” Rojas said.

      Cutting Rojas off, Biden said, “You should vote for Trump. You should vote for Trump.”

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/11/22/joe-biden-tells-immigration-activist-you-should-vote-trump/4273814002/

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      Kamala Harris was higher on my 2020 primary list than Biden.

      McCain lost partly because Sarah Palin would have been “a heartbeat away from the Presidency” so I was OK with Kamala Harris replacing Biden if he didn’t finish his term when I voted for him in the GE.

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      (Snip)

      Brown, a Cuyahoga County councilwoman, is a center-left consensus-seeker who, as chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, has developed strong mainstream party connections thanks to her close mentor relationship with Fudge. “I want to go to D.C. to be a partner to the Biden-Harris administration and help Speaker Nancy Pelosi pass an agenda that will help the people in this district,” Brown, 45, told Jewish Insider in a recent interview.

      Turner, on the other hand, is an outspoken progressive who served as a Cleveland City councilwoman and an Ohio state senator before raising her national profile as the president of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) political group Our Revolution. Most recently, Turner served as national co-chair of Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign. The 53-year-old congressional hopeful once likened voting for President Joe Biden to eating “a bowl of shit,” and identifies as an honorary Squad member — a message she has hammered home in fundraising emails. “I’ve been able to build a relationship with each one of the Squad members, some deeper than others,” Turner said in a phone conversation with JI this week. “We have an affinity for each other.”

      The contrast between the two candidates becomes more stark around Israel, a topic that is increasingly a point of tension within the Democratic Party. While Brown is quick to cast herself as a strong supporter of the Jewish state, having recently visited on a trip sponsored by the AIPAC-affiliated American Israel Education Foundation, Turner calls for conditioning aid to Israel and avoids clarifying her own personal position on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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      Turner’s foreign policy views, as well her alliance with the far-left flank of the Democratic Party, have given pause to Jewish constituents in the 11th district, who represent a sizable voting bloc and have had a strong relationship with Fudge throughout her time in office. “I view her candidacy with some degree of concern,” said Rob Zimmerman, a Shaker Heights city councilman and pro-Israel advocate who got to know Turner when she was in the state Senate between 2008 and 2014.

      https://jewishinsider.com/2021/02/ohio-special-election-shontel-brown-nina-turner/

       

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      I have read a lot into Russia and I haven’t come across anything that says they are a different species of human.

      I also read a lot into other countries including the US.

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      I also want a lot of progressive policies but all this could have been avoided if Trump just conceded.

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      Personally I would pull the plug on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube then Glenn Greenwald can go back to his Bush era blog.

      I favor regulations as I do with any major business industry but it seems some want companies to take a libertarian approach to what what content is allowed or not. However, most websites will enforce a copyright violation including this one.

       

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    • #399721
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      I watched your video the other day and looked at that event more closely.

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      There are only 10,000 members.

      https://www.adl.org/boogaloo

      There are 150 million voters and there are also a lot of non-voters.

      BLM actually got housing for the homeless done.

      https://theappeal.org/austin-cut-police-budget-supportive-housing-homelessness/

      What has the Boogaloo done besides killing cops & plotting to kidnap Governors?

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      If Rachel Maddow had a Boogaloo on and gave him a softball interview her career would be over.

      It isn’t “cancel culture” to criticize someone. Also people watch what they like and don’t watch people they don’t like. I never watch Fox News for example.

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      Among the loose online network of adherents, the boogaloo is often presented as a race-blind call for armed insurrection against government tyranny. “The boogaloo movement is (for the most part) a libertarian group,” a member posted in a boogaloo-themed Facebook group after a week of protests. “The boog is not the people vs the people, the boog is the people vs the government. It’s a revolution, not a civil war,” he wrote. Many members of the movement see the recent outbreak of protests as the potential kickoff for widespread revolutionary upheaval, where citizens will unite against the perceived tyrannical state.

      But a look at the movement’s origins and its online communities make it clear that its politics are much more complicated than straightforward libertarianism, and that few of its adherents are interested in aligning with Black Lives Matter or antifascist protesters against police brutality.

      Over roughly the last month, at least seven men associated with the boogaloo movement have been arrested for possession of weapons and plotting violent attacks. Three were arrested Saturday in Las Vegas after plotting to terrorize protesters and attack other targets, including a power substation. According to a criminal complaint, they wanted to “create a chaotic and confusing scene for the upcoming protest” in order to force “the government to show its hand.” Others men who associate with the boogaloo movement have been arrested in TexasColorado and Ohio.

      The boogaloo meme itself emerged concurrently in antigovernment and white power online spaces in the early 2010s. In both of these communities, “boogaloo” was frequently associated with racist violence and, in many cases, was an explicit call for race war. Today the term is regularly deployed by white nationalists and neo-Nazis who want to see society descend into chaos so that they can come to power and build a new fascist state.

      https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/06/05/boogaloo-started-racist-meme

      ‘Boogaloo Boi’ charged in fire of Minneapolis police precinct during George Floyd protest

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/23/texas-boogaloo-boi-minneapolis-police-building-george-floyd

      Setting police stations on fire & killing cops doesn’t help BLM. In fact there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to Antifa & BLM. A majority of Republicans believe it was Antifa that stormed the Capitol. Joining the Boogaloo Bois makes it easier for them to blame the left for terrorist attacks and violence.

      Also they won’t support Medicare for All since they are anti-Government. Even the person interviewed by Jimmy Dore said libertarians are pot smoking capitalists.

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      The boutique leftist part of the title is sarcasm mocking Jimmy for putting anarchist in his title. The video is from a real anarchist. The person Jimmy Dore interviewed is obviously a libertarian.

      Also Jimmy Dore makes us look bad. Tim Black is already on our side so I don’t support pushing him out in favor of 10 to 20,000 Boogaloo Bois.

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      I posted a link in a prior thread of one member killing a police officer using BLM protests as cover.

      Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot

      (Snip)

      An NBC News investigation into the suspects’ social media profiles found links between their ideologies and those of the broader boogaloo movement.

      (Snip)

      According to his employer, Fox espoused anti-police and anti-government views, along with support for the boogaloo movement, and had recently become worried about the U.S. becoming a communist country and Democratic politicians taking away his guns.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretchen_Whitmer_kidnapping_plot

      Their motives were anti-lockdown which are generally legal if they are in interest of the public health.

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      Instead of taking a clip and discussing it he decided to give one a platform.

      I constantly defend the left from centrist accusations of horseshoe theory. I point out DHS claiming White Supremacist Domestic Terrorists are the biggest terror threat. I use that to claim “both sides” aren’t the same. What Jimmy is proposing is the Horseshoe Theory.

      The boogaloo movement is gaining momentum. Who are the boogaloo ‘bois’ and what do they want?

      (Snip)

      The “boogaloo” movement – named for a 1980s breakdancing movie and characterized by members who carry weapons and wear Hawaiian shirts and tactical gear  – looks to exploit unrest in order to start a second civil war.

      But there are various facets to the loosely organized group: One generally stems from its original ties to neo-Nazis and white supremacists, while a newer facet is libertarian.

      “There’s a lot of overlap and the boundary is blurry because they both evolved together,” said Alex Newhouse, digital research lead at Middlebury Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism. “It is very difficult to know if the ‘boogaloo boi’ you see standing in the middle of the street at a protest is there in solidarity or to incite violence.”

      (Snip)

      “It put a pressure on (the boogaloo movement) that I’ve never seen before. I saw (online) rhetoric through the roof on killing cops,” she said.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/19/what-is-boogaloo-movement/3204899001/

       

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      First off BLM has very different goals than an anti-government militia.

      Actually Dore already lost it a long time ago.

      Far-right “Boogaloo boy” killed officer after using Black Lives Matter protest as cover: prosecutors

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      California man charged with killing a federal officer and a sheriff’s deputy has ties to the far-right “Boogaloo” movement, according to federal authorities.

      Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo, 32, was charged with killing federal service officer David Patrick Underwood, 53, near a Black Lives Matter protest at an Oakland courthouse on May 29, the Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.

      Carrillo faces federal murder charges in Underwood’s death, as well as an attempted murder charge after allegedly severely wounding a fellow federal officer at the courthouse. Both officers were members of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service.

      (Snip)

      “Go to the riots and support our own cause. Show them the real targets. Use their anger to fuel our fire. Think outside the box. We have mobs of angry people to use to our advantage,” he wrote in one message, according to the complaint.

      https://www.salon.com/2020/06/17/far-right-boogaloo-boy-killed-officer-after-using-black-lives-matter-protest-as-cover-prosecutors/

       

      Asking the left to align with cop killers is irresponsible. Besides people like me that are on VA disability relies on a functioning government.

       

       

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      Democrats Write a Blank Check for Bush’s War

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      Unfortunately, a number of top Democrats in the House — including Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel, D-Illinois, and Chief Deputy Whip Ron Kind, a Wisconsin Democrat who has served as a point-man in the chamber for the Democratic Leadership Council — voted with the Bush administration.

      https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/democrats-write-blank-check-bushs-war/tnamp/?__twitter_impression=true

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    • #396834
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      DC is probably more secure than the Green Zone in Baghdad with the perimeters and military checkpoints.

      I have been to Baghdad myself but never the Green Zone. I’ve been to Baghdad International Airport which was a very secure base. The only time I actually traveled inside Baghdad was one mission on Route Irish.

      Military bases in war zones have barriers, walls, checkpoints, etc.

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    • #396613
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      I have been looking forward to today ever since January 6th. I want to see power change hands before I go back to normal.

      I didn’t start feeling better until a couple days when it looked like there wasn’t going to be a MyPillow coup.

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    • #395806
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      They have been doing this for years. Pushing the boundaries as far as they can and when they cross the line they cry censorship. It got old a long time ago.

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    • #395061
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      But calls Trump criticism TDS

      Medhurst is a fraud.

       

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    • #394587
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      Can’t do much anyway until the new legislative session takes over. It is a lame duck session and I doubt Trump would sign anything improving health care.

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    • #394375
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      Only extremely online left care about Force the Vote. Say Force the Vote all you want nothing is going to happen to you.

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    • #394345
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      There’s a better than 50-50 chance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would vote to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial, sources tell Axios.

      What they’re saying: “The Senate institutional loyalists are fomenting a counterrevolution” to Trump, said a top Republican close to McConnell.

      Why it matters: This would represent one of the most shocking and damning votes in the history of American politics, by the most powerful Republican in Congress.

      • McConnell’s vote would open the door to the possibility that Trump could be convicted and prohibited from running for president again.

      https://www.axios.com/mcconnell-trump-convict-impeachment-trial-99246975-8c02-47f4-90d3-14a23c00afd1.html

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    • #394188
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      No excuses for him.

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    • #393586
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      The insurrection came directly after a Trump rally where they all incited this and AOC among others lives were at risk because of Trump. You know what. I agree with AOC when it comes to Trump being a clear and present danger.

      Stop with the gaslighting accusations. Gaslighting is like one of the most fucked up things you can do someone. There are real victims of abusive relationships that suffered from real gas lighting.

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    • #393446
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      Is Democrats fault.

      I don’t want a Patriot Act 2.0 but I don’t see anyone actually advocating for that. They should just keep DC secured like they always do and use existing laws to charge RW extremists that break the law.

      We don’t crack down on citizens (unless they are non-white) like we do with foreign nationals so I’m not worried about draconian security measures.

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    • #392986
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      That is also true when it comes to almost all issues.

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    • #392984
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      Only 8% of registered voters support the breaching of Capitol by Trump supporters. 80% of Republicans oppose it.

      It came directly after a Trump rally where the speakers incited this so it is obvious what it was about. They picked the January 6th certification. Sorry, I don’t want a Trump dictatorship.

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    • #392967
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      Trump is forcing their hand. Impeachment is supposed to be the remedy for lawbreaking from the President and Trump is showing us things can certainly become worse before they become better.

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    • #391681
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      These people want a Trump dictatorship. They are not having a revolution because of inequality or whatever.

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    • #390052
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      Which helped my mom after she was laid off until she collected social security.

       

      The CARES Act is proof Bernie gets stuff done.

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    • #390051
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      I gave nearly $2k to Bernie in the primaries but I don’t have a 2 million dollar house like Jimmy Dore does.

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    • #390048
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      You’re easily swayed by people like Dore.

      I’ll stick with the DSA. I know how to figure this out on my own.

       

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    • #388902
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      It isn’t that complicated.

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    • #388142
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      I have Krysten Sinema as my Senator. Greg Stanton as my rep (I voted for him simply because he supported impeaching Trump). Mark Kelly also acts like a blue dog. I would happily trade any of them for The Squad.

      AOC supports fully funding the VA and protecting it from privatization. I do not feel screwed over. Work on those who do not support Medicare for all rather than those that already do.

      I guess I’ll come back next week.

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    • #386253
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      She better make sure she goes on Jimmy Dore’s show regularly to make sure he doesn’t get upset at her.

      I have seen AOC “owes” Jimmy Dore because he gave her an interview. One of my favorite things about Bernie is he doesn’t kiss journalists ass for favorable coverage. Can you imagine if Sanders was President owing somebody because they gave him an interview.

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    • #386252
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      US politics sucks. Pretty soon I’m going to “tune in, drop out”.

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    • #385671
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      When Truman went on the offensive, one of his common criticisms was that the GOP was the party of Wall Street, Dewey ran on platitudes & unity.

      Dewey had a platform of expanding social security which shows how far we moved to the right.

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    • #385536
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      They do #SocialistSunday which helps them grow their support and solidarity. They don’t have YouTube hosts telling the Labour movement Jeremy Corbyn & Diane Abbott are sellouts because they didn’t win. They still strongly support Corbyn & his allies despite all the attacks from centrists & the conservatives.

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    • #385414
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      Is pressuring AOC who already agrees with them. Also this discussion overshadowed the Biden leaks which outrages me more than AOC.

      Jayapal is the progressive caucus chair so I recommend Jimmy send his complaints to her.

       

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    • #385410
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      A lot of the establishment centrists are older such as Pelosi & Feinstein while progressives are younger. Elliot Engel lost to Jamaal Bowman. I know they are grooming Buttigieg but progressives see through it.

      I don’t have much faith in the Biden administration but in the future I think progressives can win the Democratic Presidential primary.

      I don’t really care who the figurehead is, I care about left policies.

      This is what I rely on to figure out who is progressive, centrist, conservative.

      https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/report-cards/2019/house/ideology

       

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    • #385359
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      The Democrats in her replies were as bad as Republicans with the victim blaming rhetoric.

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      I see this strategy resulting in failure.

      So I don’t think this will result in Medicare for all especially since Biden will veto it (this was given as a reason to not vote for Biden). He makes impossible demands and if they don’t do what he says he rips them as sellouts or whatever. His criticism is not very constructive.

      Personally I think AOC should ignore all this and focus on concerns of her district as she takes fire from all sides.

       

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    • #385063
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      I really enjoyed the settlement building feature. The plot was good, tough deciding which faction to team up with near the end.

      I also played the Fallout 76 which is an online multiplayer version but I don’t like playing games online as much as single player content.

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      Plus Bernie Sanders nearly won the primary there and probably would have won if not for the voter suppression.

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      I hope she wins.

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      The large monolith was first discovered just above the tide line on Compton Beach on the south west of the island on Sunday.

      Alexia Fishwick said she “was dumbstruck” when she came across it. “Many people walked past it and ignored it – it’s incredibly graceful.”

      Similar objects have also been discovered recently in Utah , California and Romania.

      It is not known who installed the structure, which is described as about 7.5ft (2.2m) high by 2ft (0.6m) wide.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-hampshire-55212336?__twitter_impression=true

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    • #383659
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      From reading about The Red Scare, Palmer raids, Espionage Act, etc the far right is treated with kid gloves even when compared to left wing groups of today.

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    • #383501
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      /sarcasm

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    • #383441
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      I’m socialist on economic axis

      Peaceful on diplomatic axis

      I’m liberal on civil axis

      I’m also progressive on societal axis.

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      Half the articles I post are absurd, ridiculous, and slightly funny.

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      Freedom of choice. I’m anti monopoly.

      What paved the way? I follow a lot of Democratic Socialists in the UK so I’m aware of what is going. Criticism of Israel? It is mainly human rights violations for me but see I can criticize pretty much any country’s human rights violations but the only blowback is if you criticize Israel where you get bad faith accusations like in the case of Corbyn. Also Omar & Tlaib.

      In any case I don’t control the moderation policies at any website so I have no power in this. I also never alert on this board (I like that the moderation is laid back here compared to other place)

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      Republicans ripped him for it which is what happens when you try to meet them half way. I also heard it from others here in Arizona so it was not a smart move politically.

      One of the people that lead the charge against it was Bernie Sanders. He also was one of the only ones on the Democratic side who didn’t want to do another payroll tax cut which the Democrats used during an election to make the Republicans look like hypocrites on tax cuts. Sanders proposed to lift the cap, expand social security. It is one of the reasons why I trusted him out of all the candidates in 2016 & 2020.

      But yes that was normalized at the time.

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      I think I’m misunderstanding what section 230 does.

      I guess I don’t understand why Trump is doing this. Is it because they put disclaimers on his Tweets?

      I found more info on this.

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      Wyoming and all these states add up and it isn’t so much about state interests but Republican party interests.

      There is a lot of pressure on the Democrats to win the Georgia Senate race that is why they are triangulating (which they were going to do anyway) but as someone who lives in the Southwest why should I change my policies for the Georgia Senate race or care why we lost Florida?

      I can’t think of a perfect system to replace it other then to say the current system is broken.

      .

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      I will look into getting the book.

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      Western Sahara & Morocco. Though not much recently.

      Is Hillary Clinton taking ‘blood phosphate’ money from Morocco?

      (Snip)

      “You’ve heard of blood diamonds, but in many ways you could say that OCP is shipping blood phosphate,” Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., told Al-Monitor. “Western Sahara was taken over by Morocco to exploit its resources and this is one of the principal companies involved in that effort.”

      A co-chairman of the Western Sahara Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Pitts is one of a small handful of lawmakers willing to buck Morocco, a longtime US ally that runs a massive lobbying and PR operation in Washington. On April 10, he sent a letter to the Clinton Foundation, first obtained by Al-Monitor, along with House Foreign Affairs human rights panel Chairman Chris Smith, R-N.J., asking the foundation to refund the money and “discontinue its coordination with OCP.”

      (Snip)

      Critics of Morocco see the Clinton Foundation donation as a transparent attempt to portray Moroccan sovereignty over what it calls its “southern province” as having global support. They point to a parallel lobbying effort in Congress, where Morocco champion and Appropriations member Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., introduced legislation in the 2014 omnibus spending bill that for the first time allows the US to spend foreign aid earmarked for Morocco in the Western Sahara — in apparent contradiction with US policy that does not recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the territory.

      The Pitts/Smith letter also raised concerns that OCP may have been complicit in violations of the 2004 free trade agreement with the US, which was accompanied by a Ways and Means Committee report — championed by Pitts — that makes it clear the trade deal’s benefits don’t apply to imports from the Western Sahara. Morocco and OCP are widely believed to be seeking an end to those restrictions.

      https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/04/hillary-clinton-morocco-blood-phosphate-money-donation.html

      It is interesting the things you pick up when you focus on outside the US.

       

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      It was the espionage act that she was charged with for literally the same thing. Leaking classified information to reporters.

      More effective than pardons is changing the laws such as repealing the espionage act. Once they repeal the espionage act then Snowden can come home.

      The Espionage Act’s Troubling Origins

      Dissent-Stifling Roots

      At the turn of the 20th century, anti-immigrant, xenophobic sentiments dominated national rhetoric and was consequently reflected in the legislation crafted. On September 25, 1919, the 28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson gave his final address in support of the League of Nations in Pueblo, CO and in his speech, he spoke of American immigrants with hyphenated nationalities: “Any man who carries a hyphen around with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready.” Wilson specifically targeted Irish-Americans and German-Americans, whom he perceived to be disloyal immigrants and potential spies. In fact, many state governments banned the teaching of German in schools, since it was “a language that disseminates the ideas of autocracy, brutality, and hatred.” The nativism movement continued to grow from the “Know-Nothing” party to the Palmer raids as concerns about espionage and disloyalty swirled.

       Thus, the Espionage Act was born against the backdrop of World War I and amidst fears of subversion of American democracy. Its primary purpose was to deal with avoidance of the draft, sabotage of state activities, and espionage. But its subsequent interpretations led to the punishment of socialists, pacifists, and other anti-war activists. Most infamously during this period, former Presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 1918 speech, denouncing the Espionage Act of 1917. The Supreme Court upheld his sentence, which was eventually commuted post-World War I.

      The Espionage Act was further modified by the Sedition Act of 1918 but those amendments were ultimately overturned on March 3, 1921, when World War I ended. The Sedition Act sought to criminalize statements during the war that were “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive…about the form of government of the United States.” Those found in violation of the rules set forth in the act were subject to a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

      Tested in Court

      The constitutionality of the Espionage Act as a basis for punishing speech was tested in the landmark case, Schenck v. United States (1919), which concluded that First Amendment did not bar Schenck’s prosecution. The appellant Charles Schenck had mailed anti-draft letters to draftees, which read “Do not submit to intimidation.” The Supreme Court held that Schenck’s words were not protected by the First Amendment and was guilty of violating the Espionage Act of 1917.

      https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/one-hundred-years-espionage-act

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      Bernie would have won voters like you and others. The “moderates” would have voted for Sanders with Trump handling of the pandemic and definitely those that are anti Trump. Sanders also would have turned out young & latino/Hispanic voters. His base during the primaries.

      I do think Florida probably would have been a lost cause with Sanders but he polled well in the Midwest.

      The wild card would be the corporate media but if Sanders were the nominee they would be forced to cover his life story like PBS The Choice they do every 4 years.

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      The Major Difference Between Black Male and Female Voters

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      The number of Black men supporting the GOP in 2020 may be disorienting for some, especially because Trump has been outspoken in his disdain for a number of issues of concern to this bloc—particularly the Movement for Black Lives. But men have been the drivers of Black support for the GOP for nearly a century, as my research on Black Republicans has shown. And although some Black women have embraced Republican politics, they are still the demographic group least likely to support Republican candidates.

      The election and reelection of President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 are the only points in recent history where we’ve seen Black men’s support for the GOP bottom out. In 2008, for instance, 95 percent of Black male voters cast ballots for the nation’s first Black president, according to exit polls. But as the glow of the initial Obama years faded, some Black men drifted back into the Republican Party, while others joined anew.

      Based on my findings, this attraction to the GOP can be partially explained by the fact that Black men tend to prioritize presidential candidates’ individual attributes, including race, personality, and experience. That’s why a small subset of these voters saw something attractive in Trump, regardless of his racism: His hypermasculine, anti-establishment, pro-capitalist rhetoric compelled them to support him. Given that most Black men believe that both the Democratic and Republican Parties are racist, it makes sense that some of them respond enthusiastically to broader GOP cues that stress the failure of American institutions. Republicans are adept at cynically exploiting a fractured political system that many Black men, irrespective of their politics, believe doesn’t have their best interests in mind.

      In the Richard Nixon era, for example, Black newspapers complained bitterly of “Black men singing” the gospels of the GOP. That any Black person would support a man who represented the “evils of white America—racism, capitalism, treachery, imperialism, arrogance, and deceit” was shocking, wrote the editors of the New York Amsterdam News in the early 1970s. And yet, approximately 23 percent of Black male voters did just that in the 1972 presidential election. Those Black men who cast ballots for Nixon did so primarily for financial reasons, pointing to the president’s economic agenda and his emphasis on entrepreneurship and “Black capitalism.” These voters also expressed a hard-line belief in the idea of two-party competition, arguing that an exit from the Democratic Party would force both parties to compete for Black votes.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/11/why-black-men-and-women-vote-so-differently/617134/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=flipboard&utm_campaign=all

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      If I’m being honest Obama is partly correct there was a white blacklash that lead to Trump as there is throughout history in countries such as US, UK, and South Africa. That is what the hysteria over BLM is also about.

      I also think Obama could have done more to be the progressive he promised to be. 2008 Obama campaigned against the status quo. However, Obama was honest about his school privatization plans which should have been a warning. He did criticize Bush, he was also sort of compaining against Bush’s record while campaigning against McCain. I don’t criticize him too much on things he can’t control like obstructing Republicans in Congress but things like foreign policy. Libya was a mistake. The Syria revolution turned into a proxy war between major world power, drone strikes (which he admitted in his book that he took “no joy” in ordering drone strikes but he did them to avoid appearing soft on terrorism). The list goes on. Rahm Emmanuel was a huge mistake who cost us the House and he also opposed stimulus spending that was recommend by Obama’s advisors to appeal to moderates. TPP at the end of his term was also a mistake.

      Two parts are correct but I agree long term failures of neoliberalism has lead to the spread of right wing populists such as the US & UK who can’t govern because these 2 countries are among the worst developed countries in handling the pandemic.

      I forgot to mention I think Dems would have been better off nominating Sanders in 2016 because he was the change making candidate that Obama represented in 2008.

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      If you want to deny Assad is a human rights violator Aaron Maté is also a great source for you but for me I can’t trust Mate to provide neutral reporting one way or the other.

      Part of the reason why it will never die is because of people like Aaron Maté who obsess over the topic.

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      GMFB.

       

      I obviously reach out to different wings and I’m like one of the few that actually does while most of us retreat to our bubbles.

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      But no one mentions Reality Winner. Reality Winner was charged with the Espionage Act like others but no one is calling for her to be pardoned.

       

      I bet it is because people don’t believe in Russia interference as to why no one asks for Reality Winner to be pardoned.

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      Not a good idea to cover up those meetings but of course people think Trump is innocent here so that must mean Flynn is innocent too.

      This OP ED by Flynn attracted FBI attention because of his shady Turkish lobbying contacts.

      https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/305021-our-ally-turkey-is-in-crisis-and-needs-our-support

      Trump pardoned Arpaio in the middle of his term so not buying that I can’t criticize this pardon because all Presidents do controversial pardons near the last day of office.

       

       

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      If I worried about the economy.

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      Accusing AOC of adopting abusers tactics. Like I said gaslighting is an overused term during the Trump era.

      I pointed out AOC was the only Democrat in The House who voted against the CARES Act so who is doing the “gaslighting” here.

       

      What is gaslighting?

      Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them. A victim of gaslighting can be pushed so far that they question their own sanity.

      https://www.healthline.com/health/gaslighting

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      TOPLINE

       

      At an arraignment Friday night, prosecutors said that text messages reveal two Virginia men, who were arrested Thursday, drove to Philadelphia to “deliver a truck full” of fake ballots because they were concerned about ballot-counting taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, according to a local CBS affiliate.

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/11/07/report-armed-qanon-supporter-drove-to-philadelphia-to-deliver-truck-full-of-fake-votes/?sh=30918dc838fc


      @ohiobarbarian

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      He would look and see people on both the right & left want to see an end to endless wars so they would find a way to accomplish that.

       

      These “centrist” asshats think people want a third term of Bush JR.

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      She is a first term congresswoman taking shit from all sides.

      Why doesn’t Jimmy and the rest of the Tulsi fan club criticize Krysten Simena or other blue dogs?

       

      OMG AOC criticizes GOP on foreign policy. How horrible!

       

      AOC used Joe Crowley’s Iraq war vote against him.

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    • #380114
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      Blue no matter who during the general election but he holds them accountable while they are in power.

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      No wonder Trump got 72 million votes.

       

      Was there a special counsel for the birther thing? No. So it is absurd to equate Russiagate with birtherism.

       

      How many indictments does Russiagate have and how many indictments did birtherism lead to?

       

      Every bad thing Trump does is somehow Democrats fault.

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    • #379808
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      A handler buried a bag of money near a rest stop as payment for the spy and counterintelligence watched the place for over a year until someone came by to pick it up.

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    • #379584
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      Big donors refused to support Gillibrand in the primary but they don’t realize Roy Moore was up for election at the time.

      This is the problem with Trump moving us to the right. They killed #MeToo and trying to kill #BLM. Even here you are using RW terminology “virtue signaling”. This is pew research.

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      Doesn’t matter AOC is still being scapegoated.

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      It is a local city issue and LA voted in favor of it.

      They are just scapegoating BLM for their own failures and the scapegoating is why they lose.

       

      I do know BLM is more popular than Joe Manchin though. It takes like 5 minutes to look up and I honestly don’t understand people that want the status quo with our criminal justice system.

      I don’t pay much attention to the complaints though. People opposed Kaepernick, People opposed the name of Black Lives Matter. Now both are widely accepted. Also Bowman & Cori Bush unseated longtime Democrats with defund the police.

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    • #379248
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      The right thing to do is report foreign contacts to the FBI or like the Trump Tower Meeting. If they did things like that it wouldn’t look as suspicious but many other politician it would have ended their career but with Trump it was “politically correct” politicians going after the “politically incorrect” person so they were helping Trump.

      Look at the most popular issues “cancel culture” complaining about liberals mocking things like “triggered”, etc. Failed comedians are overrepresented in our political discourse.

       

      Bill Maher who blamed us for why the election was so close told Trump he would vote for him if he was an environmentalist.

       

      The Democrats strategy of insulting voters is not a very successful one.

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      Shoot them in the leg and that is from Biden’s mouth. That is not a real solution.

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    • #379013
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      Third way headlines

      Stand up to Bernie or You – and We – All Lose – Third Way

      Why is Trump trying to make Bernie Sanders the Dem nominee? – Third Way

      A Warning: Why Team Trump Has Called Bernie Sanders Their “Ideal” – Third Way

      Now that the Trump monster is gone and you’re blaming me for the election well good bye Democratic party.

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    • #378901
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      Key word Independent. Which is why I supported the Independent Special Counsel despite attacks from the President.

      First thing he should do is fire Barr.

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    • #378860
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      Trump complains about Radical Left & Antifa scum. Why does antifa bother them so much if they are not Nazis?

      Joe Arpaio compared himself to Hitler and Trump pardoned him.

      Joe Arpaio: Tent City a “Concentration Camp”

      https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/joe-arpaio-tent-city-a-concentration-camp-6500984

       

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    • #378858
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      She knows how to beat DCCC Dems so if she can figure it out so can the Republicans.

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    • #378853
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      The Maricopa Democratic Party did a good job with door knocking and phone calls.

       

      Also there was a good chance Arizona would turn blue. Flagstaff, Tucson, Navajo Nation & many people in the Phoenix area are blue.

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      Trump may have bombed Yemen more than all previous US presidents combined, new report finds

      • President Donald Trump may have ordered more attacks in Yemen than all previous US presidents combined, according to a report from the monitoring group Airwars.
      • While campaigning against “forever wars,” Trump has loosened rules of engagement in the global war on terror, dramatically escalating airstrikes and ground raids in Yemen and elsewhere.
      • The most intense period of US strikes came in 2017, Trump’s first year in office, beginning with a commando raid that left an 8-year-old girl dead.
      • “Earlier on in his presidency, we saw record numbers of both airstrikes and reported civilian harm in multiple theaters, fueled by Trump’s stated intent to ‘take the gloves off’ against terror groups,” Chris Woods, director of Airwars, told Business Insider.

      https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-have-bombed-yemen-more-than-bush-and-obama-combined-2020-10

       

      I don’t think we have many troops in Yemen but either way stop bombing Yemen.

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      We need ranked choice voting before a third party. The most successful third party is the Democratic Socialists of America and they run in Democratic primaries.

      Most people feel a third party vote is a “wasted vote”. Even someone like Ross Perot would have won the popular vote in 1992 if voters felt like their vote wouldn’t be “wasted” according to exit polls.

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    • #378677
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      No one likes traitors and I mean that in a partisan political context. That is why they can’t win Republicans over.

      I will say they were effective in influencing the Democratic primary. Also the idea that Trump is uniquely bad while the rest of Republicans are fine is probably why some people voted GOP down ballot.

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    • #378481
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      Do we want back in? I thought TPP was one of the issues that cost Clinton the election.

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    • #378336
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      I lurk every now and then at places like FR to ‘know your enemy’  and they widely acknowledged that Bush was a bad President and said Bush’s decision to invade Iraq destabilized the region and led to ISIS (formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq).

      Democrats keep making mistakes nominating candidates that were in favor of the Iraq war.

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    • #378256
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      If he is upset ABC fired Roseanne he should take it up with ABC. When it comes to Chris Matthews if getting fired for sexual harrasement in the workplace bothers then he wouldn’t like the equal opportunity briefings I received in the Army.

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    • #378242
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      Too many to count. The person that voted based on the mom with the Hillary sticker reminds me of the people unwilling to support Bernie Sanders because a supporter was mean to them online. I vote for politicians, not their supporters.

      Bill Maher is an old reactionary these days.

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    • #378128
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      Besides he argued a Trump presidency would be better for progressives than Clinton winning. With that we got Biden instead + 4 years of a Trump nightmare.

      I’m thinking of journalists/columnists that were great before Trump took office but lost their way since.

      Link is an example of what I mean.

      https://thebanter.substack.com/p/matt-taibbi-spent-the-weekend-defending

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    • #378123
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      When the Third Way launches these bad faith attacks. Not long ago the same group was throwing BLM under the bus for the close election.

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    • #377977
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      I’m surprised people were fooled into thinking Trump of all people is a populist. Also most people I have known throughout life are more honest & better behaved than Trump and this includes working class people.

       

      Trump is more like Bernie Madoff than a populist.

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    • #377971
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      Trump lies so often and there are a large amount of Qanon believers so I don’t put much stock in why people voted for Trump.

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    • #376922
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      People are projecting their own issues for why the election was so close.

       

      Definition

      alert to injustice in society, especially racism

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    • #376899
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      Sure you can cut federal funding but that isn’t what is it about. They made no effort to correct the messaging so they only have themselves to blame.

      I get the feeling they don’t care about us.

      People with Untreated Mental Illness 16 Times More Likely to Be Killed By Law Enforcement

      https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/key-issues/criminalization-of-mental-illness/2976-people-with-untreated-mental-illness-16-times-more-likely-to-be-killed-by-law-enforcement-

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    • #376317
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      They want to move to the right on all issues including police reform. Biden is the one who spoke at Thurmond’s funeral & wrote the crime bill.

      I don’t consider picking someone just for the sake of breaking barriers but you think centrists actually care about those issues? They just use it to weaponize against Sanders supporters and complaining about IP actually gives them ammunition.

      For me I think Trump’s racial rhetoric and racist policies led to A lot of people voting for Biden based on that. This election was you either love or hate Trump.

      Trump however did better with nonwhites than any Republican since 1960 (before the civil rights act) if Republicans cut down on the racism it wouldn’t be hard for them to out woke the Democrats.

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    • #376280
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      Because the prosecutor was bad at investigating corruption. Ukraine is the second most corrupt country in Europe after Russia. I know fact checks point out at Burisma wasn’t a target of investigation at the time.

      I do think the Ukranian people probably prefer no interference from either the West or Russia.

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    • #376267
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      Burisma wasn’t even being investigated when he asked for the prosecutor to be fired. Other Western nations asked for the same prosecutor to be fired.

      He was wrong about every major foreign policy, bankruptcy bill, wanting to cut social programs, crime bill, trying to “lock up Willie Horton”, the left is already being thrown under on the bus.

      Now that Trump is gone I’m probably going to give up on politics. If they want my vote in 2024 they need to move left not right. I also gave a donation to Justice Dems.

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    • #375983
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    • #375972
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      Even Fox News called it.

      Congrats to Harris on the milestone.

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    • #375589
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      Bullshit. I haven’t got a haircut since before the pandemic because I’m doing my part to not spread this thing. I wanted to shut it down and control the spread. We are doing worse than other developed countries per capita. I bought season tickets for the Sun Devils and now I can’t go because of this pandemic Trump failed to control.

      One of the only reasons I voted for Biden is because he will have common sense proposals to control this pandemic. I want Trump to lose BADLY so someone else can control the coronavirus.

       

      Trump is the top spreader of coronavirus misinformation. Qanon when Trump got sick said he’ll be fine with HCQ.

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    • #375552
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      Or they are declaring Biden the winner.

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    • #375491
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      .

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    • #375490
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      EOM

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    • #375486
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      When it was Obama’s deportation policy that cost him.

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    • #375387
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      He is right about reporters not being their friends.

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    • #375287
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      @D503

       

      That is exactly how I remember Central Missouri.

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    • #375278
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      They said we had to pick Biden & Clinton in order to win the election. They said Sanders would cost us down ballot. Why did black voters vote for Trump in higher numbers? We picked the candidate who wrote the crime bill.

      I wish the networks would call it already to stop the scapegoating. The map looks almost exactly the same as 2016. They just need to deal with the partisan divide right now instead of scapegoating those already on their side.

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    • #375243
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      Remember lesser of two evils.

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    • #374901
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      That is 11 more. I don’t care who hasn’t called it. AP called it and Biden ran up the score in Maricopa County. He needs 1 more state. Remember the networks took forever to call Nevada and California for Bernie Sanders even though it was obvious he was going to win those states.

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    • #374891
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      That is very conservative state that shouldn’t be compared to Maine. Besides Manchin endorsed Collins.

      Maybe Democrats instead of lighting that Senate money on fire in McGrath and other races and send it to Swearingen.

       

      Well to the right of JPR? There is massive propaganda and misinformation in favor for Republicans & moderates. Why did Florida vote for a $15 minimum wage but not Biden?

      I will say the centrists are ruthless when it comes to winning primaries against progressives but are weak against the GOP.

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    • #374866
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      Trump is bad and they should point that out but you have to give people something to vote for.

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    • #374790
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      Steve Schmidt said “a sociopath beats a socialist” on MSNBC. They all spoke out against Bernie during the primaries. Joe Walsh was the only one to suggest they stay out of the primary and pick whoever the Dems pick.

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    • #374714
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      Though he has said anti-semitic statements he certainly has done things like housing discrimination, Obama birth certificate conspiracy, central park 5, Muslim ban which had nothing do to terrorism because Saudi Arabia & Pakistan were excluded. Immigration policy including with asylum seekers.

      Hitler is a bigger scale but targets are the same. It seems ever since Reagan or Nixon, Republicans have flirted with fascism.

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    • #374702
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      The US has stronger independent institutions so Trump is limited in what he can get away with. Far right nationalism, hate the left & minorities.

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    • #374701
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      Hitler wasn’t the only far right nationalist. Hate the left. Check. Hate minorities. Check. They have supporters that act like Brownshirts. Trump constantly trial balloons dictatorship like declaring victory and threatening to go to the Supreme Court to stop the count when it shows him ahead.

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    • #374599
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      Wisconsin and Pennsylvania we won’t know for a few days. Pennsylvania is key because where the mail-in ballots are and Milwaukee in Wisconsin.

      It may be wishful thinking but it is also factual. We won’t know who wins for a few days.

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    • #374536
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      Flagstaff and Tucson are blue so it comes down to Maricopa Counties suburbs. Trump didn’t have much faith there since he was campaigning in Goodyear which is way on the outskirts of the Phoenix metro area.

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    • #373965
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      I doubt it. Good reporting.

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    • #373906
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      It is better that way. For some reason they have strict rules but they love Trump. They would constantly ask us last time we went to church or when was the last time we have been “saved”. Even with the risks of coronavirus they invited us for Thanksgiving. The coronavirus is why we declined.

      I also used to have my dad’s side of the family on Facebook and they have turned more right wing over the years. I disconnected with that account sometime before 2016. Luckily my mom is as progressive as I am.

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    • #373886
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      The projections go up to 2036 the conservative boomers can’t live forever and the Republicans don’t have a long term strategy of winning over this electorate.

      The younger voters is also why I believe Bernie Sanders would have beat Trump and the enthusiasm would have never been a problem.

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    • #373879
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      The article further down mentions that they will have to cultivate and keep this electorate energized. Since they are more liberal even taking into account voters becoming conservative as they get older centrism won’t be a long term successful strategy.

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    • #373821
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      Trump tried to coup Venezuela but failed. He assassinated an Iranian general and pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal increasing tensions with Iran. Even Obama turned down the option of assassinating an Iranian general. On North Korea they are playing Trump, they have increased their nuclear program rather than drawing it down. The only positive is he wants to draw down in Afghanistan but he isn’t even doing a good job of that either.

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    • #373798
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      I have been seeing a lot of out of state people saying Biden will lose the state. I do know the state politics here. Arizona is one of the few states Hillary Clinton performed better than Obama. The Southwest is trending blue.

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    • #373783
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      I also play video games. I have recently been playing Watch Dogs: Legion which takes place in London taken over by an authoritarian government and you control a hacker resistance group.

      Also looking forward to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla which takes place in Norway and the UK during the Dark ages. The game will also have Ireland & Paris in downloadable content.

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    • #373778
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      But since I already gave $27 this morning I’ll pass on making a prediction.

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    • #373771
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      Most people aren’t voting for Biden because they like his “moderation”. They are voting for him because they don’t like Trump like you or me.

      Sorry there is no one that is “far left” that is an elected official in the federal government especially if we go with international standards. Biden would be in a conservative party in a different country.

      Unlike those that worry about 12 years of neoliberal rule I see it differently. After 8 years of Clinton Gore lost. After 8 years of Obama Clinton lost. Since neoliberals often enact unpopular policies they end up losing again.

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    • #373765
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      @gamemeat

      Maricopa County is the largest metro area a GOP candidate for President usually wins and they have been barely winning the county recently.

      Flagstaff & Tucson are safe Democratic areas. If Trump loses the suburbs he loses Maricopa County and he loses the state. I live in Mesa and most people in suburbs are not Trump like nationalists although those do exist in this state.

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    • #373751
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      They lost their only Super Bowl appearance to the Steelers of all teams.

      Congrats on their win against Baltimore.

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    • #373694
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      I agree with problems regarding the Supreme Court. They need to really crack down on 4th amendment abuses.

       

      I would favor abolishing the Presidency. That person should be a figurehead with no real power. I don’t like the idea of one person having too much power.

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    • #373668
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      She was so eager to work for him she moved to DC and later reached out to him for endorsements in 2018. I think Biden is very similar to Hillary Clinton based on policies and past mistakes. Bernie Sanders ran in 2016 and he was actually to the left of both of them.

       

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    • #373656
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      Pundit who trashes Joe Biden once tried to work for him

      Joe Biden’s camp wouldn’t have been surprised to hear a Bernie Sanders booster say (on Bernie’s 2020-primary YouTube channel) that the former veep “has basically been on the wrong side of almost every significant issue in essentially my lifetime” — except for the fact that the booster in question had either asked to work for Biden, discussed working for him or tried to secure his support on several occasions over several years.

      As she writes in her book “Reversing The Apocalypse,” in 2015 “Hill TV” host and former MSNBC talking head Krystal Ball was so keen to land work for Biden’s much anticipated 2016 White House campaign that she moved her family into temporary housing in Washington, DC, just in case he ran. (He didn’t, of course.)

      Meanwhile, insiders say that in 2017, Ball and Biden’s camp once again discussed plans for Ball to join the team, this time drafting ideas for his institute. (We’re told that they approached her on that occasion, and ultimately she didn’t sign up to do that work). And then in 2018 Ball asked Biden’s team to consider endorsing a raft of candidates she was backing in the midterms, lauding his appeal in key districts. A source close to Ball told us, “Of course Krystal tried to get endorsements for her candidates. It would have been political malpractice not to!”

      A source told us that it’s common for aides to move between candidates, but that insiders had been shocked by how extreme Ball’s criticism of Biden had become, considering how eager she had been to work with the Biden campaign “from the ground up.”

      https://pagesix.com/2020/01/26/pundit-who-trashes-joe-biden-once-tried-to-work-for-him/amp/

       

      Her excuse was Biden would have ran to the left of Hillary Clinton.

      Anyways I haven’t paid much attention to The Rising since the primaries. I don’t know why Saagar was fooled into thinking Trump was a real populist.

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      (Snip)

      Greenwald’s claim that The Intercept is in the tank for Biden baffled many of his now-former colleagues. “I don’t know of anyone on the editorial staff who really likes Biden,” Intercept national-security editor Vanessa Gezari told Intelligencer. Said another Intercept writer who requested anonymity, “If you look at the way lots of people on the site have written about Biden, the way [Greenwald] described the site and its vehement support of Biden is nonsense.”

      And in a searing statement, Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed mocked “the preposterous charge that The Intercept’s editors and reporters, with the lone, noble exception of Glenn Greenwald, have betrayed our mission to engage in fearless investigative journalism because we have been seduced by the lure of a Joe Biden presidency.” The Intercept is well known for its hostility to the Democratic Establishment in general and Biden in particular. Toward the end of the Democratic primary, The Intercept published numerous pieces about allegations of sexual harassment against Biden.

      While Greenwald’s sudden resignation shocked both his colleagues and the broader world of media, his eventual break with The Intercept was all but inevitable. Greenwald, who did not respond to requests for comment, had already begun to plan his post-Intercept career. According to his Substack post, he has spent months in preliminary talks with other journalists and potential financial backers about starting a new media outlet. “I’m frankly surprised that he lasted as long as he did, because he’s clearly not a team player,” Intercept deputy editor Roger Hodge told Intelligencer. “He’s not somebody who can submerge himself in an organization and be part of a larger whole.”

      Since the beginning, Greenwald had been separated from The Intercept’s U.S.-based newsroom, having lived in Brazil for over a decade. As a result, most of the staff had little to no interaction with him, according to Intercept staffers who spoke with Intelligencer. Even as The Intercept built itself into a full-fledged news organization — complete with robust editing like the kind Greenwald balked at — the co-founder remained apart, writing and publishing his columns with little to no editorial oversight. “He could have chosen to be a part of the mix, part of the conversation, the daily, weekly conversation about what we should be covering and what stories we were working on,” Hodge said. “But he never did that. He always held himself aloof from the newsroom and never, ever soiled himself with the day-to-day business of news gathering.”

      https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2020/10/inside-glenn-greenwalds-blow-up-with-the-intercept.html

       

      I have to agree with The Intercept especially since it was Giuliani’s Hunter Biden laptop story that started it all. I wish Russia never interfered (the obsession from either side is too much when I would rather talk about other issues) or that Trump won because that broke great journalists like Greenwald. All of this is just my opinion.

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      Seriously does anyone trust anything from crazy Giuliani who hangs out in Ukraine? Either way Hunter Biden cashed in on his father’s name but so do the Trump kids. Neither of it is OK which is why I voted for Sanders but I don’t trust anything from Giuliani.

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      @rudycantfail

      I can’t say for certain every single Corbyn supporter isn’t antisemitic but I do know I seen more overall bigotry from the Tory or conservative side.

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      That is the only way Hunter Biden could be worse than Trump’s kids.

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      .

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      You should have seen some of the things ex-Clinton staffers said about Surandon when she was campaigning for Sanders in Iowa.

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      Rookie Isaiah Simmons gets a key interception in overtime to set up another field goal opportunity and he made it.

      Very tough win against Seattle.

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      They had a chance to win after coming back from 10 with less than 3 minutes to go but missed the field goal after icing their own kicker.

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      They are too right wing for me. Border patrol is like that too.

       

      I can’t really trust a Trump supporter to be impartial and cops should be impartial.

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      He supported the Green New Deal. He is better on the environment than most.

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      @djean111

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      I haven’t communicated with any of them recently but I recall Alex Jones true believers, basically I saw a rising far right nationalist movement before Trump announced his run. He just ended up being the perfect candidate for these types. There is so much misinformation while I hang out in forums like this so I’m much more informed than they are.

       

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      Anyways that misses the point of the entire story.

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    • #369554
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      From the study

      “The Cares Act, despite its flaws, was broadly successful in preventing large increases in poverty,” said Zach Parolin, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University and one of the study’s authors.

      NBC

      https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1243762?__twitter_impression=true

       

      He has a Youtube show. He isn’t one of the millions that “slipped” into poverty.

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    • #369456
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      I just never felt the mandate was ever necessary.

      Republicans Killed the Obamacare Mandate. New Data Shows It Didn’t Really Matter.

      Many experts now view the individual mandate as a policy that did little to increase health coverage — but did a lot to invite political backlash.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/upshot/obamacare-mandate-republicans.amp.html

       

      The mandate is the one thing that made the ACA unpopular. It was the #1 complaint I heard in my home state. If this is some maneuver to make sure it isn’t overturned in the courts well I will concede you probably know the law better than I do.

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    • #369353
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      I’m not a fan of Pelosi but the House Dems passed a bill that is sitting on McConnell’s desk. People here criticized Justice Dems for voting for the only stimulus deal instead of holding out for a better deal. Well it looks like Pelosi is holding out for a better deal. At any rate this is all up to McConnell whether he agrees to Trump’s or Pelosi’s bill.

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    • #369333
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      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

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    • #368884
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      I’m anti-police brutality but police and military are trained to aim center mass because you are more likely to miss aiming for the leg.

       

      I have no problems with cops using their weapons in a shootout but the problem I have is when they use weapons or torture unarmed suspects.

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    • #368861
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      I disagree with those that say it isn’t close. LeBron is a better shot blocker, passer, and rebounder. Jordan is a better jump shooter. It is a wash when it comes to defense. Jordan may be better at steals.

      Basketball is a sport where a lot of players specialize like Rodman but LeBron can do it all. Plus like the OP pointed out Jordan had Pippen the whole time who was one of the best defenders in NBA history.

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    • #368856
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      He isn’t that focused on who pays him the most (virtually every team would give him a max contract but he limits his free agent destination to one or two choices) and he seemed to went to LA because he wanted a career in the entertainment industry. Last season LA was terrible so it wasn’t a title move.

      There was hand checking in Jordan’s era which tires out perimeter players and leads to shorter careers. Kendrick Perkins was made for that era.

       

      However, Lebron James is a better all-around player. You could say Jordan is the best guard of all time while LeBron is the best forward.

      The last thing I care about is his personal life especially since he doesn’t break any laws.

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    • #368006
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      BTW Russiagate skeptics cause me to look up hard evidence. I read the Mueller report at least 10 times thanks to JPR. I wonder what is under all the redactions?

       

      Is Paul Manafort innocent? I want to know what people think is true or false. The DNC was working on sensitive opposition research on Manafort when they were hacked.

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    • #367867
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      How many times has he went after Ilhan Omar at his rallies? There was real stuff to criticize Obama for but he focused on birth certificate instead. I can’t believe Trump out of all the people in this country is our President.

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      VA disability existed before Trump I just happened to apply under Trump.

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    • #367829
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      They were left out in Arizona so I didn’t have much of a choice.

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    • #367813
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      I see Russia annexing Crimea which they used the influence operations there. I’m sorry but I never heard of RT until the Ukraine civil war. I defended Russia because we expanded NATO after the cold war. Next thing I know they used what they did in Ukraine on the US. Anyways, that is what happens when I look at history.

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    • #367812
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      Chomsky saying that to Gray is coming from a position of privilege.

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    • #367810
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      Voting one of the lesser of the two evils doesn’t help out impoverish ed communities. In fact they are harmed by both parties. What he suggested to Joy is not practical.

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      I will concede she knows more about the environment than I do but I see capitalism as part of the problem especially here in the US.

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      So did my mom which was very unlikely since she was personally affected by his bankruptcy bill. She also sounded like you because she would always bring up they cheated Bernie during the primaries.

      For some reason Trump catching Covid and when he left the White House she has focused when Trump was standing on the balcony taking off the mask looking cocky & arrogant. She saw he was given steroids so she was imagining him with roid rage. She hasn’t slept in a few days though she is finally sleeping now. I was worried about her. She was even bringing up the bible end of times conspiracies (she was raised by a very religious father so she knows the bible very well).

      As for me once Trump is gone I won’t be voting for someone like Biden again and they can’t use the most important election of our lifetime again.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Let me guess they should have used what little leverage they do have to ask for a better deal. Well we can’t even get a deal at all.

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    • #367495
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      He was the first candidate to sign the unity pledge. The only ones who thought he wouldn’t endorse the nominee were the Bernie haters.

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    • #367475
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      Is when he was governor, you know the time where he actually has a record, he removed the residency requirement for Minneapolis police. As well as for other city employees but not a good idea to have out of city cops patrol a neighborhood.

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      No Howie Hawkins. Should I vote for Jo? At least she wants to abolish ICE.

       

      I already voted for marijuana legalization. I have to think about the rest of the choices.

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      I never seen the word “purity” used in good faith.

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    • #367460
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      The experts were expecting last season.

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    • #367439
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      Clinton had around 80-90% chance of winning. All it is saying if there was 7 elections Trump would win 1 time.

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      He is not at all likeable to me and comes across as an asshole.

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      It is so bizarre people believe Hillary Clinton was legitimately investigated by the FBI over her use of an email server but FBI investigating Russian interference is made up or better yet also Hillary Clinton’s fault.

      I have a feeling if Clinton lost to Jeb Bush we would have never heard of Russiagate. If Clinton won the FBI still would have investigated Trump and came up with indictments. A sitting President cannot be indicted per DOJ guidelines which Mueller followed.

       

      Finally acknowledging the truth doesn’t mean HH or Bernie wants war with Russia. Same thing with Assad. Acknowledging he is a war criminal doesn’t mean someone wants war with Syria.

      There are a lot of people that would otherwise post here but the Russia stuff drives them away.

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      As I remember it MM made Farenheit 9-11 which the Republicans challenged as a political ad. A judge ruled that it was art or a film rather than a political ad.

      Based on that ruling someone decided to make an anti Hillary film that was more of an ad than a film but eventually that led to the Citizens United ruling.

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      They don’t work at all on me. I know Trump is bad which is why I voted for Clinton in 2016 (where were they?). I think nominating Biden and featuring these Republicans is moving backward from 2016.

      Bernie campaigning for Biden works better for me but you won’t see them promote that as much as these Lincoln Project assholes.

      I’m undecided and the Lincoln Project actually turns me away. I don’t want these Republicans to influence the party.

      Also it is weird they can hate Obama for 8 years but all is forgiven if you say something bad about Trump (a very low bar) but progressives are scolded and are expected to do what they say.

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      It could also manifest into delusions. It is like schizophrenia but not as constant. I take risperidone for that.

      Trust me you don’t want to go through that. If untreated the paranoia can prevent you from seeking treatment. The Soviet Union locking up political prisoners for mental health reasons was a big source of that for me.

      —-

      There was systematic political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union,[1] based on the interpretation of political opposition or dissent as a psychiatric problem.[2] It was called “psychopathological mechanisms” of dissent.[3]

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union

      I’ll put it like this. Give a homeless person $20 they might spend it on alcohol or drugs. Give someone a monthly income they will pay rent. The #1 cause of homelessness is the lack of affordable housing.

      When I started receiving disability all aspects of my life improved.

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      @Ohiobarbarian

      I receive VA disability which is enough to live on and I don’t have any bad habits unless you count cannabis.

      I have PTSD, major depressive disorder, psychosis (these are combat related injuries) and I don’t need to be institutionalized. You only do if you’re threat to yourself or others, outpatient treatment works fine for most people.

      Let me tell you money helps and it improved my situation significantly especially considering I’m able to live comfortably during a pandemic — I would not want to be homeless now..

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    • #364614
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      He explains better than I could on that issue but I criticize policies or record when appropriate.

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      Even the Republicans here like to use cannabis.

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      Joe Biden Is Hillary Clinton 2.0 — Democrats Would Be Mad to Nominate Him

      (Snip)

      Iraq War supporter? Check. Clinton was pilloried by the left and the right alike as a wild-eyed hawk; her vote in favor of the Iraq invasion haunted both her 2008 and 2016 campaigns. In fact, a study by two academics in 2017 found a “significant and meaningful relationship between a community’s rate of military sacrifice and its support for Trump” and suggested that if Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin “had suffered even a modestly lower casualty rate,” they could have “sent Hillary Clinton to the White House.”

      Let’s be clear: If he runs, Biden will be the only candidate — out of up to 20 Democrats running for the nomination — to have voted for the Iraq War. As the influential chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the run-up to the invasion, Biden (falsely) claimed the United States had “no choice but to eliminate the threat” from Saddam Hussein. A former U.N. weapons inspector even accused the then-senator of running a “sham” committee hearing that provided “political cover for a massive military attack on Iraq.”

      Friend of Wall Street? Check. Clinton had a Goldman Sachs problem; Biden has an MBNA problem. Headquartered in his home state of Delaware, the credit card giant MBNA was his biggest donor when he served in the Senate. In 2005, Biden threw his weight behind a bankruptcy bill, signed into law by President George W. Bush, that shamefully protected credit card companies at the expense of borrowers.

      National Review later dubbed Biden “the senator from MBNA”. The then-senator’s son Hunter even went to work for the company while his father was pushing through the bankruptcy bill. There’s a word for that, right? Trumpian.

      https://theintercept.com/2019/03/21/joe-biden-2020-hillary-clinton/

       

      He seemed to be legitimately concerned that Biden wouldn’t be able to defeat Trump.

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    • #364337
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      When people said Bernie would lose to Trump and I don’t believe them now. The blue states will remain blue states, red states will remain red states with about several swing states up for grabs.

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      Amharic to do “curses”. I guess because they think the text looks spooky.

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    • #364266
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      And I thought Grimes campaign was really bad.

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    • #364260
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      I won’t name names but I don’t trust some of our world leaders in charge of nukes.

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    • #364181
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      When we started out under 1000 cases we could have done a smart shutdown and contact tracing but now it is too late.

      This was very preventable. Now I’m worried about a 2nd wave in the winter when more people are indoors.

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      .

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    • #363886
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      But the menu drop for cell phones works now.

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    • #363756
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      Car is at the tire shop. It should be fixed in about an hour.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #363710
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      That is just me though.

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      I’m surprised Tulsi Gabbard fell for it but not really. Between this & apparently friends with Dan Crenshaw who is awful she is like Joe Rogan to me. A hill not worth dying on.

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      As anyone could tell you having mixed race children doesn’t mean he is not a Nazi just like having a wife or daughter doesn’t mean someone isn’t a misogynist but apparently he makes an exception for Indians.

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      Someone recently tweeted about it which is why I came across it today.

      Where is the self-delete?

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      On white supremacists they would end up banning Republican politicians.

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      In fact us progressives are in the fringes where the white supremacists used to be. They made it to the center, not us.

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      I’m not a very good gatekeeper so I sometimes post something that causes someone to say, “why should I care”.

      I posted mostly because of the description of the West Coast plus I live in the Phoenix area which looks to be the worst place for the future based on climate change maps so I feel somewhat similar. I may move to the Northeast or somewhere in the future but not any time soon.

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      Though like I said I haven’t listened to much music since the 90s but I do like the old school political reality rap.

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    • #362187
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      In the 90s I loved Tupac. He often talked about his socialist ideology his mother was a Black Panther and his aunt has political asylum in Cuba.

      He was also a talented actor. He went to the Baltimore School Of Arts with his friend Jada Pinkett Smith. The role of Baby Boy was written specifically for him but it was put off when he died. They eventually made the film with Tyreese.

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    • #361532
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      She is well known on Twitter. I think a few of her accounts blocked mine.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #361431
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      Breonna Taylor’s death is more egregious than most so it isn’t as easy to spin.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #361426
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      We need to end qualified immunity among other things.

       

      There is no proof of any drugs included packages. Even if there was drugs which there wasn’t no one deserves to lose their life over drugs.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #360347
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      They are a really good team.

      I like the addition of Deandre Hawkins & Kyler Murray looks great. Cardinals 1-0 up 14-0 against the DC suburb football team.

      Cleveland has 2 talented receivers and an excellent 1-2 punch at running back.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #359668
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      They even sent Rohrabacher of all people to deliver the message.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #359625
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      They seem to forget in 2012 Obama went heavy into working class rhetoric vs the wealthy vs Romney. Obama understood Democrats were somewhat of a working class party and he knew what kind of rhetoric worked on Democrats. Biden told that Scranton story for years acting like he hasn’t been in Washington for 30+ years but that Scranton stuff works.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Notice the word ‘associate’.

       

      The hair sniffing compilation certainly plays a role and the article points out that not everyone that shares Creepy Biden memes are Qanon but they overlap.

      I agree he invaded the personal spaces and I believe Tara Reade but not sure on the pedophile accusation.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      Delete

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      I don’t think there would be a direct conflict with Russia over Venezuela much like there wasn’t over Syria.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #359568
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      As far as military deployments. Boko Haram kidnapped children and they are still kidnapped as far as I know. They also ignored problems in the Central African Republic.

      A lot of it comes down to economics at the end of the day and nothing to do with human rights. US oil companies want contracts in Venezuela but I think Trump’s actions made Venezuela more difficult to overthrow.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      The article identified them not that they are using their identity as a selling point.. All I know is Morrison’s opponent is conservative so I’m glad he lost.

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    • #359511
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      I consider police reform to be a progressive position. I consider the Crime Bill and Mass incarceration (which is at a higher rate than any country) to be the moderate or GOP position. YMMV.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      List of incidents of xenophobia and racism related to the COVID-19 pandemic

      The COVID-19 pandemic, which started in the city of WuhanHubei, China, in December 2019, has led to an increase in acts and displays of sinophobia as well as prejudicexenophobiadiscriminationviolence, and racism against people of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent and appearance around the world. With the spread of the pandemic and formation of hotspots, such as those in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, discrimination against people from these hotspots has been reported. The incidents also led to increase in acts and displays of islamophobiahomophobiatransphobia and antisemitism.

      United States

      58% of Asian Americans and 45% of African Americans believe that racist views toward them had increased since the pandemic, according to the Pew Research Center.[266]

      There were a few thousand incidences of xenophobia and racism against Asian Americans between 28 January and 24 February 2020, according to a tally compiled by Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.[267] An online reporting forum called “Stop AAPI Hate” recorded “650 direct reports of discrimination against primarily Asian Americans” between 18 and 26 March 2020,[267] this later increased to 1,497 reports by 15 April 2020, and most targets were of Chinese (40%) and Korean (16%) descents.[268] According to a WHYY-FM report (21 April 2020), incidents of anti-Asian racism, including discrimination, racial slurs and violent attacks, especially towards Chinese Americans, were caused both by White Americans and African-Americans;[269] most cases remain unreported to the authorities.[269]

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      Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke of an uptick in anti-Asian racism surrounding the coronavirus.[273] Several lawmakers, including members of Congress, denounced xenophobia related to the coronavirus in a press conference. They said Asian-American businesses across the country—from grocery stores to nail salons and restaurants—had been forced into financial crises due to a reduction in customers.[274] Additionally, Asian-American businesses have reported coronavirus-related harassment and acts of vandalism.[275][276]

      U.S. President Donald Trump frequently referred COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus” and the “China Virus” in an attempt to point to its origin, a term considered by some to be anti-Chinese and racist.[277][278] He later argued this was “not racist at all” after lawmakers including Elizabeth Warren raised objections about the statement.[279] Trump also stated on Twitter, on 23 March 2020, that the coronavirus was not Asian Americans’ fault and their community should be protected.[280] CNN commentators Chris Cuomo and Jim Acosta also criticized the use of the term “Wuhan Virus” and “Chinese Virus”,[281][282] although other CNN anchors had used those terms in the past.[283][284] Trump also brushed off the alleged use of the derogatory term “Kung Flu” by a White House official to refer to COVID-19 when asked by a reporter during a media session on 18 March 2020.[285][286] Eventually he pulled back on the “Chinese Virus” name due to Asian communities facing increased number of racist taunts and incidents as the illness spread across the U.S.[287] however, at his Tulsa, Oklahoma rally on 20 June, Trump referred to the virus as “Kung Flu.”[288]

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_incidents_of_xenophobia_and_racism_related_to_the_COVID-19_pandemic

       

      I don’t know if this is identity politics or woke (which is used sarcastically most often or not) but all I know it is the truth.

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      Trump may be like a 5 year old but he still has a lot of power. Learning what ICE has been during under him has been horrific. Trump has a lot of power and if he is a figure head it is for McConnell and the Republican establishment.

       

      I also blame Trump for his own impeachment.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      The Illegals Program (so named by the United States Department of Justice) was a network of Russian sleeper agents under non-official cover. An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) culminated in the arrest of ten agents on June 27, 2010, and a prisoner exchange between Russia and the United States on July 9, 2010.[1]

      Canada was a common place for Soviet, and later Russian, illegal immigrants to go so they could create a “legend” of being Western citizens before their deployment to target countries, often the United States or the United Kingdom.[2] The spies were planted in the U.S. by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (known by its Russian abbreviation, SVR).[3] Posing as ordinary American citizens, they tried to build contacts with academics, industrialists, and policymakers to gain access to intelligence. They were the target of a multi-year investigation by the FBI. The investigation, called Operation Ghost Stories, culminated at the end of June 2010 with the arrest of ten people in the U.S. and an eleventh in Cyprus.[3] The ten sleeper agents were charged with “carrying out long-term, ‘deep-cover’ assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation.”[4][5][6]

      The suspect arrested in Cyprus skipped bail the day after his arrest.[7] A twelfth person, a Russian national who worked for Microsoft, was also apprehended about the same time and deported on July 13, 2010.[8] Moscow court documents made public on June 27, 2011, revealed that another two Russian agents managed to flee the U.S. without being arrested.[9]

      Ten of the agents were flown to Vienna on July 9, 2010, soon after pleading guilty to charges of failing to register as representatives of a foreign government. The same day, the agents were exchanged for four Russian nationals, three of whom had been convicted and imprisoned by Russia on espionage (high treason) charges.[10]

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegals_Program

       

      Peter Strozk headed that investigation now he lost his job because of some Trump bullshit.

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      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #359327
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      Russiagate was investigated by real FBI Counterintelligence agents. Peter Strzok headed an investigation into Russian illegals (spies without diplomatic immunity) without them knowing they were on them. The Americans TV show was based on this investigation though heavily fictionalized and took place during a different time period. The illegals investigation took place under the Obama administration.

      Now Peter Strozk says nobody who has done this line of work doesn’t think Trump is compromised.

      I research the info myself it is very interesting on top of it all.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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      In reaction to Russian interference which happened on their platforms.

       

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