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22 января, 05:09

Fascism Livin in the USA

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Exhibit 1 Paul Ryan and repub thugs immediately paid for rewarding oligarch rulers 2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/koch-paysout-to-ryan-after-taxlaw_us_5a63ce41e4b0dc592a09697c 3 80 percent want to help American dreamers. Fascist want to blame them and persecute them 4 trump is George Orwells prediction incarnated. Teflon Don https://www.civilized.life/articles/why-republican-lawmakers-wont-stop-defending-trump-according-to-fire-and-fury-author-michael-wolff/ 5 where is the media hiding in all this? At least we have super bowl to look forward to. 6 occupy site now sucks, and we have no democracy or speech. america. Where's our plan?

22 января, 04:23

Bomb-maker Lester Crown's induction in Aspen Hall of Fame interrupted by bomb threat

(Aspen) Billionaire Lester Crown's induction into Aspen's Hall of Fame at the historic Hotel Jerome was interrupted last night by a bomb threat from a former 15 year employee, Troy Stiles, who faces 3 criminal charges including menacing at his arraignment tomorrow, Monday at 10:30 am at Pitkin County District Court. Mr. Stiles, a devout Christian and regular volunteer at a local church community breakfast, initially worked for Lester Crown's Aspen Skiing as a lift operator, later as a snowboard instructor at Snowmass, and at the five star Little Nell and Up for Pizza. He recently obtained a job as a lift operator at Buttermilk for winter only to discover on his first day that someone in HR (Human Relations) blackballed him. Mr. Stiles has been struggling since the loss of his home and employment in Aspen. He has been living in his truck and his been alcohol free for more than two years. In addition, Mr. Stiles was recently given a ticket to a homeless fundraiser at the chic restaurant and club atop glittering Aspen Mountain by a Vice President at a local charity. Aspen Skico CEO Mike Kaplan & Senior Vice President Rich Burkley (also a trustee on the Aspen Historical Society) had Mr. Stiles removed by security simply for asking for help. While no one supports alleged violence, we find it ironic that the criminal Lester Crown whose bombs starred in the recent Jeremy Scahill Academy Award nominated documentary, Dirty Wars*, gets a new crown. The heroic award in this unfortunate situation belongs to Sheriff Joey Disalvo who unlike the elites stands tall & practices the Aspen ideal. *http://dirtywars.org/the-film If rushed, start at minute 30 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN4Sn5u_pK0 Reporting from Aspen by Lee Mulcahy & Jeffrey Flintstone

20 января, 16:58

Nowhere

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Crumbling infrastructure, children living in deprivation, hundreds of thousands of homeless and the big fool demands $18 billion in the budget for a border wall that's a 21st Century equivalent of a bridge to nowhere! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/new-zealand-new-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-capitalism-blatant-failure-a8012656.html

13 января, 18:41

Whistleblower Protection...no more hospital dumps

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If you fail to institute your right not to do something unethical and illegal then you are as guilty as the company you work for who ordered you to do it. You have the right not to. They can not fire you and in fact if you carry through the task later it is a certainty they will scapegoat and fire you as well as you will end up on the news as the world shames your behavior. Please do not believe you have no choice. Employers are happy to dump their illegal immoral acts onto those who haven't bothered to understand their own rights and obligations under the law. Don't do it. My employer made me do something illegal and unethical...is no excuse. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-media-fury-follows-video-of-dazed-woman-put-out-in-cold-by-baltimore-hospital/2018/01/11/b8a7866c-f70d-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.html

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12 января, 03:07

"shithole countries" ...identify**it**

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In his funny and ironical view of us and them Trump has identified immigration from "shithole nations" as the problem. What are the seeds of violence? Cause that is probably part of it?...or failing infrastructure...bad hospitals and schools, crime, filth hunger...we all do get that much. Yes we know shit. But... Perhaps colonization and corruption by hmm the largest outsiders: multinational aka non resident conglomerates Wallstreet corporations and shareholders has something to do with it? Or perhaps desperation and the failure of trickle down to provide opportunity and self reliance for instance when non resident multinational conglomerate corporations pay off governments with bribery and dominate markets and buy up all the land and real estate to benefit only themselves renting water and soon air back to us at the induced scarcity prices and all that shit piss and stacked feudal corruption. I rather think the real "takeover" was silent...when we lost anti trust and lobbying seeded implants from every psycopathic runaway hedgefund into the fabric of our governments...who are these men and women?... Who are they who set these conditions upon us? Where do they originate from...where do they reside now? Who are the one percent who rule us? They sit on invisible thrones and there is no wall large enough to keep them at bay. So yes Tump-inia there is a shitty clause...Yes if we must admit some countries are indeed shitholes as quoted by Trump I think it is more than fair to identify the ingredients of that bitter cake. And also to ask the question America are we also headed there? (Shitesville) Ultimately it is not the peoples of corrupt countries who make a country...it is the multinational corpiration and ceo running it. They are not shy to boast about that power either. Survival of the fittest in a country with hoarded resources, and misappropriate dispertion of tax funds from the peoples pockets... creates desperation, violence, inequity, instability, and well some rather shitty conditions. The new colonization is corporate colonization and it is the same old story the rich get richer the poor stay poor. And when they get poor enough and desperate enough we will see desperate measures. Also inequity breeds hate. As any toddler will demonstrate. We are hard wired to react to it. So from one shithole country to yours...let's give our corrupt leaders their big deserved thanks. Thanks for shit-ifying things Dear Leaders. We give you the thanks.

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11 января, 02:46

What are the odds?

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"Everybody knows the War is over. Everybody know the good guys lost." Leonard Cohen I wish the perfectionists among us knew that. I fear the majority of competitive people are perfectionists who believe they are to blame if they don't succeed. That, of course, given the probability of significant success, is a guarantee that many must suffer disappointment, depression, anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. After years of alienating everyone they compete with, most of whom will be just as mental health challenged as themselves, is it any wonder? After all, for an economic unit to have 10 times the average wealth and be thereby a success, then 9 must have nothing or 19 about half the average. The math here is indicative of real possibilities for wealth distribution not a rigorous statistical analysis of the probabilities. Bottom line is: What are the odds? "... But couldn’t one perhaps also say that neoliberalism is a way of organizing society that is where the welfare state, for example, gets dismantled and state’s functions are privatized, and that basically in the end not just promote an attitude of competition but actually do indeed force us to compete against each other?... "... negative thoughts and feelings turn into anxiety, depression, and in the most extreme cases, suicidal thought. So it’s a highly damaging trait, and these trends are quite worrying because of that...." https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/01/link-neoliberalism-perfectionism-mental-health-disorders.html

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10 января, 15:12

Failure of the Founders, "there are good people on both sides"

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In the fall of 2010 when OWS began all the media fought to get the founders on their air. When asked about the Democrats and Republicans, instead of saying the rich are too damn rich and the GOP work night and day to make them richer, they said "there are good people on both sides" just like Trump when speaking of white supremacist and counter protesters. If the OWS founders had been willing to speak the truth maybe all that time in the park wouldn't have been wasted.

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08 января, 16:06

Baked Alaska and 2017 in review

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A new report is out: Using a compilation of maps, ship reports, and other records, NOAA has published monthly estimates of Arctic sea ice extent spanning 1850 to 2013. While data in the earlier part of the record is limited, the carefully constructed time series helps to put the more recent satellite record in a longer-term context. Figure 5a shows the decline in extent over the period of satellite observations standing out prominently in comparison with the rest of the record, especially in late summer and early autumn. An earlier period of unusually low summer sea ice extent around 1937 to 1943 (as compared to the 1850 to 2013 average) did not extend to the winter season, and was followed by a few years of significantly higher-than-average summer ice extents. Early in the record (1850 to 1900), winter ice extent was not particularly elevated relative to the 1850 to 2013 average, but summer sea ice extent was quite a bit higher higher than the average. As another way to place recent conditions into a longer context using this data set, we show the years of the lowest September extent recorded within the 50-year periods 1850 to 1900, 1901 to 1950, 1951 to 2000, along with the lowest over the period 2000 to 2013 (Figure 5b). The decline in extent is apparent. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ It is really a shame Al Gore didn't win in 2000, people who voted for the Greens helped to defeat him. When I think of what we might have done it is heartbreaking.

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06 января, 15:10

Trump has held exactly ONE press conference on Feb. 16th 2017.

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I know most, if not all the people on this forum are eternally grateful to Donald Trump for saving them from the horror of a Hillary presidency, however it appears the man they supported may have some mental issues as evidenced by the fact that he won't face the press. http://pmd.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/2017/08/06/how-press-conferences-could-help-trump-rs-stelter.cnnmoney_1024x576.mp4

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22 декабря 2017, 08:37

stuck in the lower middle

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Not quite middle class actually...and then taxed into lower class. I think we are wedged between narcissistic entitled man child wealthy bullies on wallstreet and entitled narcissistic man child broke bullies where we have to live. It is horrible. This country has lost character. I go from the train getting knocked over pushed and looked at like a piece of meat ...forget about taking the bus...these shit fucks are dangerous selling drugs and running around with guns to having pay stolen by a ceo of a pretty well known profitable company and the pay is nothing to start with. It feels like there is no refuge. Where did all the good people go? Both the poor and rich are preying on the lower middle class. OR...This might be a woman's issue. The country has become less safe for us. The more things turn into Lord of the Flies...we are getting hurt first...like the proverbial canary.

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21 декабря 2017, 17:41

Repugnidems

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Repugnidems: the conservatives and neoliberals of both parties. Their guiding light comes from macro-economists like Milton Friedman and his leaders and followers, mostly the Austerians. "...Modern macro devotees train macroeconomists to be unable to identify warn against, or take action to end even the most destructive bubbles. This is like training surgeons to believe that shock cannot occur and they should ignore shock in treating patients...." https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/bill-black-dsge-dilettantes-v-adm-god-devotees.html

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20 декабря 2017, 19:35

Democrat recount win by 1 vote could alter power in Virginia's House

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"Virginia Democrats have claimed at least half the seats in the state House of Delegates after a recount on Tuesday, giving the party a seat at the table in the lower chamber for the first time in two decades. In a recount Tuesday, Shelly Simonds (D) gained a net of 11 votes, enough to hand her victory over incumbent Del. David Yancey (R) by a single vote. Simonds' win in the 94th district, which covers part of Newport News city, makes hers the 16th Republican-held seat that Democrats picked up in last month's elections. The new result will leave the House of Delegates split at 50-50, erasing Republicans’ slim 51-49 margin after the November elections, with one recount pending......." EVERY VOTE COUNTS!! Every Republican defeated matters! (or elected for the matter). http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/365664-dem-appears-to-win-recount-in-key-virginia-house-race-by-single-vote