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21 ноября, 11:02

Where did everybody go

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There is no content here. Where is Girl Friday and Puff Daddy 6962?

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18 ноября, 04:53

NEw Depression on way Due to GOP tax giveaway to wealthy and corporation! THROW the BUMS OUT!

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READ IT and WEEP https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/23/1709258/-TAX-REFORM-SCAM-WILL-TRIGGER-DEPRESSION DUMB REPUBLICANS! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=11ROhvzjynU https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/06/trump-tax-reform-could-tip-america-into-recession-and-possibly-serfdom.html Housing, will go down, taxes up on 99 percent! http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/opinions/trump-tax-cuts-sachs-opinion/index.html Taxes to go up on lower and middle class, with this plan! http://time.com/5012318/republican-tax-plan-analysis/ Bad for Real Estate! https://www.inman.com/2017/11/07/5-reasons-trumps-tax-plan-is-bad-news-for-real-estate/ BAD FOR STUDENTS! https://www.wired.com/story/grad-students-are-freaking-out-about-the-gops-tax-plan-they-should-be/ BAD FOR INEQUALITY and DEMOC R A C Y https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/15/the-republicans-new-tax-plan-will-increase-inequality-thats-bad-for-democracy-2/?utm_term=.c46d28d1feb0 F I N A L STRAW! , ! , ! https://slate.com/business/2017/11/senates-tax-bill-is-still-a-bad-deal-for-the-middle-class.html

17 ноября, 19:17

Cut Cut Cut Bill and Other Parasitisms

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"Cut, Cut, Cut Bill" and other parasitic assaults on the well being of the human race: "One of the biggest beneficiaries of the tax bill may be President Donald Trump’s own family. An NBC News analysis based on his 2005 tax return found Trump would personally save $20 million under the House bill, while his heirs could save $1.1 billion. Meanwhile, the Senate plan will actually result in higher taxes for workers who earn less than $75,000 by 2027, according to a new analysis by the Congress Joint Committee on Taxation." - Democracy Now, 11/17/17 Part of the hope package that put Obama in office on January 20, 2008 was the promise to bail out mortgages that were underwater due to Bush's 2008 shearing of the Wall Street Sheep. Instead O betrayed us by funding the rentier vultures buyup of those mortgages. Now the neo feudal landlords are parasitizing the global economy and threatening our economic and real existence with their shortsighted greed. Many of the victims of neo feudal rentierism are praising Trump's tax cut for the rich and failing to see the increases for themselves. They are clueless about how the death of the inheritance tax is a mortal blow to themselves and their progeny for many generations if not for all time. "[The] target are Wall Street giants - the so-called 'vulture funds' - that have been on a house-buying spree across Europe and the United States since the 2008 financial crash. According to the New York Times, Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Capital Management, Lone Star Funds, Blackstone Group and other US companies have bought more than €223 billion worth of troubled real estate loans in Europe in the last four years." https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/11/fight-global-wall-street-landlords.html

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14 ноября, 17:29

Claim that CO2 emissions had peaked was wrong and they are still rising, scientists warn UN

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"Scientists’ predictions that carbon emissions had peaked were actually far too optimistic and they will continue to rise this year, according to a major new study. After claims that world CO2 emissions could soon start falling, new research has been presented at a UN meeting that says they will rise by 2 per cent this year to hit a new record. Emissions had been roughly flat between 2014 and 2016, leading to hopes that one of the leading drivers of climate change would stay that way. But they are up this year in large part because of an increase in China, where emissions have fallen over the last couple of years...." http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-global-warming-cop-23-un-co2-emissions-carbon-record-a8051666.html

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12 ноября, 19:07

Democratic Socialist Rising Value

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Recent wins by Democratic Socialists--which is about time, and excellent news, as the democrat party is deaf and dumb, and can't wake up to needs of the people, caused by continued corporate ownership and roots. The Democratic Party has lost its way, is not democratic, and should be replaced with science-literate, common sense, true democratic people's party, we need more democratic socialist victories. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lee-carter-delegate-democratic-socialist_us_5a074548e4b05673aa5997fd http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/11/10/what_democratic_socialist_lee_carter_s_upset_win_suggests_about_the_left.html https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RxftoAogeko

10 ноября, 14:46

Joe says, "Democrats and Republicans have held a duopoly over Washington.."

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By Joe Scarborough November 9 at 8:10 PM It might be comforting to believe that Tuesday’s election can be explained as a political primal scream aimed at President Trump and his dangerous excesses. Some may even conclude that a Democratic sweep of next year’s midterms will follow along with the speedy impeachment of Trump. Then, surely, reason and order will return to the business of running the United States. Unfortunately, that pipe dream ignores the more profound meaning of this week’s election results: The shellacking Republicans took proves again just how unmoored American politics has become in the 21st century. Democrats and Republicans have held a duopoly over Washington since Franklin Pierce got elected president in 1852. For most of that time, both parties saw their governing majorities rise and fall over the course of entire generations. The Grand Old Party more or less dominated national politics from Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 until the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Democratic coalition dominated from 1933 until the Reagan Revolution began to reshape politics in 1980. When Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party finally gained control of Congress 14 years later, it was the first time a GOP speaker had run the House in 40 years. Since then, though, the political alignments that once endured decades of change have begun collapsing in two-year intervals. In 2004, Karl Rove spoke of a permanent Republican majority. Just over two years later, Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House. In 2008, many hailed Barack Obama’s winning coalition as a new Democratic majority, built on a well-educated and demographically diverse coalition. Fast-forward two years and the tea party laid waste to all previous political presumptions. But their unfocused, anti-government zeal proved to be no match for Obama’s reelection campaign. At that time, Obama told Mika Brzezinski and me that his 2012 victory would finally make Republicans deal with his White House. But just two years later, Republicans again routed Democrats in local, state and national legislative races. And two years after that, Trump destroyed the Democratic establishment, but only after reducing the Republican political machine to rubble. Now, less than a year after seizing control of all branches of government, Trumpism is in full retreat. Even before Tuesday’s drubbing, the president was weighed down by historically low approval ratings. The Republican Congress fares even worse, with a dismal 13 percent approval rating. Remarkably, the Democratic Party seemed even less united before Tuesday’s rout. The fact that Trump’s GOP was beaten so badly by the party of Donna Brazile and a Virginia gubernatorial candidate who one observer compared to a bag of mulch proves again that voters are voting against political parties instead of voting for inspiring leaders. The last president to own majorities in both the House and Senate for two terms was Roosevelt. Since then, Republican majorities have been undone by the excesses of McCarthyism, Watergate and Iraq, while Democratic alliances have collapsed under the weight of Vietnam, a runaway welfare state, the enduring impact of the Great Recession and a brand of identity politics that some Democrats quietly suggest fed into Trump’s destructive rise. It seems the long-term political turbulence shaking the United States’ two-party system to its knees comes from the inability of either party to explain why working-class jobs keep leaving the country and why most Americans’ wages have stagnated for decades. More importantly, no candidates have come forward with a convincing plan to turn those trends around. Trump promised voters last year that his unique brand of economic witchcraft would magically send millions of workers back into coal mines, return automotive assembly lines to full capacity and transport U.S. workers back to a time when factories were spinning out manufactured goods and workers had a salary that supported their families. But the dreams Trump sold working-class Americans are already turning to dust. His promise of a more affordable and accessible health-care system is dead. His plan to reform the tax code now seems to be little more than a payoff to rich political patrons and billionaires like him. And instead of draining Washington’s swamp of unethical behavior, Trump has put his White House, his family and himself in the legal sights of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Even if Tuesday’s election begins the long process of removing the president from office, Americans will be left with the same corrosive system that led voters to take a chance on Trump. The only way to escape that cycle is to break apart the hyper-partisan two-party duopoly that has kept Washington too divided, too dysfunctional and too directionless for too long.

09 ноября, 16:31

Hope Betrayed

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Part of the hope package that put Obama in office on January 20, 2008 was the promise to bail out mortgages that were underwater due to Bush's 2008 shearing of the Wall Street Sheep. Instead, O betrayed us by funding the rentier vultures buyup of those mortgages. Now the neo feudal landlords are parasitizing the global economy and threatening our economic and real existence with their shortsighted greed. Many of the victims of neo feudal rentierism are praising Trump's tax cut for the rich and failing to see the tax increases for themselves. They are clueless about how the death of the inheritance tax is a mortal blow to themselves and their progeny for many generations if not for all time. "[The] target are Wall Street giants - the so-called 'vulture funds' - that have been on a house-buying spree across Europe and the United States since the 2008 financial crash. According to the New York Times, Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Capital Management, Lone Star Funds, Blackstone Group and other US companies have bought more than €223 billion worth of troubled real estate loans in Europe in the last four years." https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/11/fight-global-wall-street-landlords.html

09 ноября, 16:29

One County In America That Voted In A Landslide For Both Trump And Obama

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Contrary to the “Trump Country” stereotype, Howard County isn’t drowning in manufacturing job losses, high unemployment or an opioid crisis. In fact, its unemployment rate the month before the election was just 2.9 percent. The main gripe? Stagnant wages — and a gnawing feeling that people have been working harder and for longer hours while other parts of the country reaped much bigger rewards during the recovery from the Great Recession. “When Trump said, ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ a lot more people heard it than just African-Americans,” said Pat Murray, a Democrat who worked 29 years as a press brake operator at Donaldson and now serves on the Howard County Board of Supervisors. “Our wages have been stagnant, and our insurance has gone backwards,” he told me, citing the union-sponsored health plan’s surging deductibles. “We work 50, 60 hours a week because there’s no one to hire.” “[Obama] saved us from another Great Depression, but it never really got back to the working class,” said Murray, who calls himself “as anti-Trump as they come” but says Clinton’s campaign took places like Howard County for granted in the November election. “The average Joe Blow isn’t hung up on the stock market. Democrats always say we’re going to fight for the working people. The last few elections, we haven’t shown that at all.” https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-one-county-in-america-that-voted-in-a-landslide-for-both-trump-and-obama/

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08 ноября, 04:12

Why is this not a major news story: Saudi Arabia's political purge

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Saudi Arabia's political purge It has gotten mentions. But Don't you find it odd that it has not been treated to a news media feeding frenzy?

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06 ноября, 02:52

Facebook post of Sutherland shooter.

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Only in America!

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04 ноября, 18:34

neo liberal traitors

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The neo liberals that control the DNC, together with conservatives guarantee our government will only support the corporations against the people, are a contamination of the left that neuters us politically. Their minimal positive influence is insufficient to save the human race from extinction by the stupidity and greed of the conservatives they serve. It will have to get worse before a critical mass of voters regain their sanity and purge our system of the disease of neo liberalism and conservatism that is threatening our existence. If that doesn't happen in time, we will die. I can't vote for Trump or Hillary types, or any neo liberal conservative, whether open or in some pretend left wing closet, until the left is purged of corporatist treachery. I'll vote for Greens until things deteriorate to the inevitable end or the idiots wake up and demand a real change. It may be a close race but death is the probable winner.

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03 ноября, 01:37

Neo Feudalism: The Disease

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For centuries feudal lords were awarded lands and the people on them as a reward for service to kings, dukes etc. They paid taxes to their liege lords to be allowed continued possession of their holdings. Today we pay some taxes to keep our homes and business properties but we pay more in interest to the mortgage holders. The latter are the elite among our royalty. Marx and others predicted that the system of lender/debtor, capitalism, will self destruct. And it is getting closer to that inevitable end every day. The economic prophets of 100 to 200 years ago mostly thought, like Marx, that the collapse would happen a couple of hundred years in our future. But our economic geniuses have shown that the purely greedy can make the rest of us purely needy a lot faster than that. Look around. The signs are there for those willing to see them. "The democratization of home ownership during the 20th century led middle-class voters to oppose property taxes - including taxes on commercial sites and natural resources. Tax policy in general has become pro-rentier and anti-labor - the regressive opposite of 19th-century liberalism as developed by 'Ricardian socialists' such as John Stuart Mill and Henry George. Today’s economic individualism has lost the early class consciousness that sought to tax economic rent and socialize banking." https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/10/michael-hudson-socialism-land-banking-2017-compared-1917.html