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Thread: Coopertative Federal
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21385) 16 minutes ago

Russell Brand was 100% right in everything that he said on Newsnight. Those who want to keep their head in the sand may do so, but at our peril. I think it is kind of funny that the little weasel journalist, Evan Davis, tried to snare him with the 9/11 question, however, it may have backfired because, hmmm, some people may actually have been listening and may now research the matter on their own. There is a price to pay for getting the truth out there and kudos to Russell Brand for standing his ground and speaking TRUTH TO POWER.

And, great article on ebola by Younge, thanks. Geesh. He really gets to the heart of the matter.

"Ebola makes the case for government: an institution Conservatives have no love for. It is an issue of public health to which no individual or privatised response can make any substantial, meaningful contribution. To fight an epidemic like Ebola you need a well-resourced public sector, well-trained government employees, central planning and coordination and a respect for science."

Also, "it makes the case for public healthcare. In 2012, 43% of Americans reported not getting the medical care they needed because of costs. The figure for the uninsured is far higher. Fearing high bills and long waits at emergency rooms, the uninsured generally wait to see if an ailment is really serious before seeking assistance. Imagine how likely they would be to seek immediate help for a temperature and, if they did turn out to have Ebola, how many people they might infect before they did."

Imagine, now, how a disease can remind us that the government exists to promote the general welfare of the people. The failures with regard to ebola clearly express how our government has failed us in just about every way.

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21385) 56 minutes ago

We learn through discussion and disagreement. I do not feel alienated at all! I welcome intelligent debate and kind of miss there being more people here with varying perspectives. Also, in my entire life, I've only met one person that I agree with almost all of the time. It's impossible to expect to agree with everyone here on everything, but it's a great place to make our points and to open our own minds and hopefully, others'.

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 3 points by StillModestCapitalist (428) 2 hours ago

I guess a few of you and I have reached an impasse. I still believe that Al Qaeda was responsible for 911, that they were based in Afghanistan, and that the war, although corrupted like every war was necessary. I hope that it ultimately prevented more suffering and death that it caused.

A few of you strongly disagree with me. I'm not going to argue in circles but I will say this in my own defense: I do care about humanity over patriotism. I always have and I always will. I think we're all on the same page there. We just disagree strongly over whether or not the Afghanistan war (not the corruption) was justified.

Hopefully, I haven't alienated any of you. In spite of our disagreements, I identify with this group more than any other that I've ever encountered anywhere.

I will continue to post regardless.

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 1 points by StillModestCapitalist (428) 2 hours ago

My evil side would love to have seen the look on that monster's face when he finally had no choice but to admit that he had been beaten down into a puddle of his own blood, teeth, and piss, figuratively typing.

My not so evil side wonders what made him such a monster to begin with. I read a while back that Hitler was abused or neglected as a child. I don't know if that's true or to what degree but I do suspect that if babies are neglected often enough as they reach out desperately for their mothers, monsters are created.

Thread: On The Great Plains
[-] 3 points by ShadzSixtySix (1284) 8 hours ago

So ''constituted as to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority. The senate, therefore, ought to be this body; and to answer these purposes, they ought to have permanency and stability.'' Hmmmm. Thanx for the quote from Pres. Madison, that jolts the brain at the audacity and ambition.

Re Max Keiser, as an example of what I was saying before, please see the very latest episode from yesterday (Thurs. 23rdOct.'14) & especially the first half with just Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert :

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 3 points by ShadzSixtySix (1284) 8 hours ago

G'Dubya'B liked ''very strong drinks'', as well as 'Bolivian Marching Powder' in his time but the fool was probably NOT in the loop at the start of 9/!! ... which would more likely have been a Cheney, Wolfovitz, Rumsfeld and PNAC / 'Deep Govt.' project with both Mossad & Saudi Intelligence input. My conjecture aside, please consider :

Sad to say that ''Most Americans remain comfortable with the fact that their government has destroyed in whole or part seven countries based on a lie Washington told to cover up an inside job that launched the crazed neoconservatives’ drive for Washington’s World Empire.''

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 3 points by ShadzSixtySix (1284) 9 hours ago

http://www.projectcensored.org/ is an excellent project, now running for nearly 40 years and the hour long doc. ''Project Censored: Is the Press Really Free?'' is an excellent film. Your second link was as interesting and in compliment, I append and recommend :

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

Thread: Coopertative Federal
[-] 2 points by ShadzSixtySix (1284) 9 hours ago

Like Russell Brand, Ebola is a metaphor for all that the American right loathes about progressive politics as both come from abroad and both make the case for Universal Public Healthcare. Brand was excellent and like a force of nature on BBC TV's flagship 'Newsnight' programme last night (23rd Oct.'14 & the link above) but now I'll draw your attention to a more sobering piece by the also excellent Gary Younge :

''... what really terrifies the right about Ebola is that it shows – albeit in a deadly, scary, tragic way – that we are all connected. It shows that no matter how strong the gates around your community, how high the wall on your border, how sophisticated the alarm on your house; no matter how much you avoid state schools, public transport and public libraries; no matter how much you pay the premium to retreat from the public sphere – you cannot escape both your own humanity and the humanity of others, and the fact that our fates are tied. If you want to feel secure in Texas, regardless of your race, income or religion, it’s in your interests that people have healthcare in Monrovia.''

I just know that Russell Brand would both echo and amplify this message and I'll encourage any and all readers to watch him again on the 'You-Tube' link above, while it lasts & before the BBC try to remove it.

pax, amor et lux ...

I deleted my comment because it included my gmail address.I left it for a couple of days,and then removed it because there was no response.I don't know if that's because you did not have a chance to get to a computer to respond or what.Evidently you saw it and did not make a note of it.In any case,I am interested in your situation.I don't feel comfortable asking for info or encouraging you to discuss personal info on a public forum.Let me know& I will repost.Don't know what I could do to help you,but I don't live all that far away and could possibly help you somehow.

Thread: it's all gone corporate
[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1418) 18 hours ago

The people speak every day with their wallets and their actions. They choose corporate.

Such is life under a pseudo direct democracy lol. Corporations are only as strong as we make, the same for the political powers.

When the people have had enough, the solutions will appear. We are like a hard core drug addict, need to lose everything and most of our friends before we finally decide to make some radical changes.

Thread: Market Watch 10/22/14
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26439) from Coon Rapids, MN 18 hours ago

Send a query to admin - as it would appear that it is blocked. Auto censor? No doubt as it does not appear that anyone does the job anything like actively.

Thread: Market Watch 10/22/14
[-] 1 points by trashyharry (2750) from Waterville, NY 19 hours ago

This post is not visible when I am not logged in.WhiskyTangoFoxtrot?

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 3 points by ShadzSixtySix (1284) 20 hours ago

If indeed you ''have no problem acknowledging the possibility that WTC7 was dropped in order to protect or destroy some type of sensitive information'' and you ''rule out no level of evil or deceit when big money is involved. None whatsoever.'' - then let those truths unblock your imagination and credulity SMC & fyi :

However, I honestly believe that you will be better off watching Russell Brand on BBC TV in The UK right now : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqsFp0J22Hc & note how 9/!! gets more than a passing word !

fiat lux ...

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 5 points by DouglasAdams (195) 20 hours ago

US Government has been suppressing in formation for decades.

Project Censored: Is the Press Really Free? The 1998 documentary


Project Censored's Most Under-Reported Stories of 2013


Thread: Coopertative Federal
[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21385) 20 hours ago

Russell Brand rocks! He has the ability to articulate the message of the 99% loudly and clearly. Well done, Russell!

Thanks, Shadz, for sharing this link.

Thread: A Dismal State of Readiness.
[-] 2 points by ShadzSixtySix (1284) 20 hours ago

Part of Afghanistan's tragedy is it's enormous untapped mineral resources !!! The 0.01% Parasite Class know this very well & are willing to send kids to die for it !! You're in the ball park with ''Trillions'' ! + fyi ...

Meanwhile while it still lasts, I encourage you and all readers to watch this great video of Russel Brand on the BBC's flagship 'Newsnight' programme : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqsFp0J22Hc ~{~

multum in parvo ...

Thread: Senator Schumer Proposes New Law
[-] 1 points by DouglasAdams (195) 20 hours ago

Allow people to be free to make changes in their lives that are not prejudiced and constrained by laws.

Imagine personal parachutes designed for jumping from hi-rise buildings.

Felix - Red Bull Stratos Baumgartner worldrecord freefall Jump 128k ft-Edge of space HD Full version


Thread: Coopertative Federal
[-] 3 points by ShadzSixtySix (1284) 20 hours ago

Russell Brand just articulated much of this righteous ire and angst at The 99% sturm und drang live on BBC TV in the UK but it applies to The 99% everywhere & thanx elf for a strong 'Truth-Out' link above + :

Honest Joes & Josephines work hard and get fleeced and taxed to the max but 'legal personhoods' and lawyers laugh all the way to the Crooked Banx & Banksters ! I'm fkn sick of it !! Way To Fkn Go Russell Brand, he seeks to Agitate & Educate - The 99% have got to Mobilise & Organise & sooner the better !!!

dum spiro, spero ...

Thread: it's all gone corporate
[-] 3 points by SerfingUSA (56) 20 hours ago

In today's money based corporate controlled healthcare system, medical practitioners should take the hypocritic oath, NOT the hippocratic oath.

Thread: generation fuX-ed and bully boomers: a sad overlooked reality
[-] 1 points by trashyharry (2750) from Waterville, NY 20 hours ago

No Mortgage.The land is valuable-but the prices here are depressed.We probably would sell if we could get a high price.The most you can get here is 1200usd/acre.Ridiculous.

Break things down piecemeal when they happen all at once? Doesn't work anyway. Rant feels only a bit better, when all is listed in less heated manner it's a lot longer and no one takes it seriously. Sometimes I get pissed too, you know. I notice at least one comment disappeared, no 'removed' notation. This is another problem here, the persecution and self pity party goes to some and not others, along with any assistance. These posts get some view but not equally. Re some events, a few people have expressed slight pity but don't really give a rat's patootie any more than anyone else, the most odd things get promoted. As I mentioned I recorded some things, there are some witnesses to others, but GEE, no one can direct me to anyone who might want to do a real expose on things like patient abuse, Hiring standards at hospitals (and in this case there is a ton of material and some recordings) police bias, bribery, and profiling where it pertains, animal abuse (hello animal battalion, I notice you aren't handling the big stuff beyond horse and carriage things), disabled discrimination, political abuse of power and persons supposedly supported by the Constitution, elitist corruption....and I already have said when there is anything going on like a big event or something that involves my credibility it goes on more. I knew I was right and should get another group. If I don't get the support I can't give it either. That goes for other venues as well. And the idea is to stand behind my word. I'm already hassled beyond belief, literally, according to you. It is what it is. If you like it because you want to blow me off, too bad, do whatever. These people don't run things as well as they should. Maybe the cops let them off easy if they screw up and stay in their corner.

It will be a good thing if the Ebola pandemic does not come to the United States. What could the federal government do? Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday that the federal government should contemplate banning some flights in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “I think it’s something they should seriously consider, but I leave it to the experts who know this field better than I do,” he told reporters. He said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey did not have the power to put such a ban in place.

Cuomo’s Republican opponent in the Nov. 4 election, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, has repeatedly called for a ban on passenger travel from Ebola-stricken nations to airports in the New York area.

“Governor Cuomo has a responsibility to act if President Obama will not,” Mr. Astorino said in a statement on Monday. “It’s not enough to say, ‘My hands are tied,’ where public health is concerned. That’s not leadership.”

How secure would the US be if an Ebola pandemic starts in Mexico? The US does not respond well to unprecedented disasters. An international quarantine on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would be a lot safer than following passengers from affected areas around the globe.

National Geographic - Inside Hurricane Katrina


I hope you own the note... I've hear stories where people can buy your note then if you are one day late on mortgage boom. Rich people are getting away with far too much. We need to bring back a fist full of justice...what can you do to protect yourself from them? Law isn't on our side...they need the threat of violence.

Thread: Coopertative Federal
[-] 2 points by SerfingUSA (56) 21 hours ago

Yes, most low skilled criminals eventually end up in prison.

Highly skilled criminals usually end up running our society.

Thread: it's all gone corporate
[-] 2 points by elf3 (2720) 21 hours ago

How good is your insurance? ...where do you rank?

Medical caste system This is so problematic: Will you be sent home...or to the waiting room....will your family get the cold shoulder while you are dying? Care should come first...Hippocratic Oath should be law.