the ruling elite parasites have been sowing the wind for millennia. the harvest is ongoing. what's reaped grows more powerful and devastating year by year. our contemporary masters are a greater threat to the survival of the human race than all the tyrants and terrorists since the beginning of this dysfunctional civilization.
To be labor secretary no more - withdrawn(from "fuck backwards") as you wished. Yay! Muttiland, Heil.
Corporations can depreciate and write off incomes on tax returns for assets that they own to replenish themselves. Individuals are not allowed such largesse unless they are in BUSINESS.
By this business logic, shouldn't college graduates get tax deductions to depreciate their college educations? Shouldn't our houses and cars be depreciated? Shouldn't our children be depreciated because they grow up and leave us after our sinking millions of dollars into raising and educating them?
Shouldn't we outsource our governmental functions to Denmark, for example? They're nearly the topmost in their people's happiness survey? Do they take Vinland refugees like grapes? Or we may try Canada first because they're so close-by and can respond quickly if needed. Sarah Palin(yay, perceptive and resourceful is she!) apparently likes using Canada's healthcare system without the "death panel" so let us just "sneak across" the border! Healthcare refugees can we jolly be.
O Canada, you've the Big maple leaf, and I'm just 下面, 小弟弟 (who loves warm maple-syrup-glazed waffles, I'll donate the guns to East New York before coming like Sitting Bull). Cover me, too, for healthcare, please. O Canada, the Big Big Leaf!
On Drumpf (oh - wait for it) banning people from using a bathroom. Stephen Colbert had a good idea - take a dump in a Drumpf lobby
Transgender bathroom policies have never become an issue until a STATE(I'm not surprised what this state is) passed a law mandating bathroom policies. The whole thing is laughably ridiculous but it is very SERIOUS in the U.S. because it now involves the collision of states' rights with the supremacy of the federal government over the states. Peoples in other countries may not understand what our big fuss is all about but this is the type of thing that may well need our Supreme Court to sort out.
My inputs are that in my younger days(perhaps mores were different then?), I experienced co-educational bathrooms and they were not a problem. I was surprised at first when a woman walked in and occupied the bathroom stall next to mine but I got over that pretty quickly. Everyone did what we needed done in private. That was it, not much different from being in a home with both brothers and sisters.
There are culture(s) where men and women do urinate next to each other without stall separation and that presents no problem, either. Cultural shock? Yes, (Isn't this often the reason why we go globe-trotting to begin with? Have you eaten that extremely fresh fecal-fed fish delicacy yet? What about the "downstream" oysters? Adventure, adventure, ..., [food does not pollute, take the kindness of the offerings from the heart] so yes, yes) but nothing much's left after the recovery from the urinational shock.
It's mostly in our heads that there's a problem. If we have strong enough social customs, biological functions, nudity, and sexuality can all be kept separate in different venues. I think societies use shame, rage, sexism, discrimination, etc. to impose social order but there are long lingering emotional baggages to be dealt with afterwards. There's NO such thing as "men's job" or "women's job" but some people just cannot wrap their heads around that men and women are largely the same although definitely not identical(I got that figured out at age four!) Sex segregation may be justifiable to "save face." For example, some of us are truly klutzes when doing scouting challenges so it can help our future prospects of impressing a mate by not failing miserably in front of her while just developing the skills with the "99% perspiration." The mixture of the sexes in my co-educational elementary school probably caused me to receive the Judeo-Christian genital mutilation called circumcision. We were not being trained to become Spartan warriors who needed to excel to avoid shame from failing in front of the girls.
You're right that transgender people have been with us forever so there's no good reason why we should suddenly have a big problem. This matter is actually much more complicated than just biological sex at birth. There is the chromosomal type: XX, XY, X, XXY, XXX, etc. Cross that with biological organ(s): penile, vaginal, hermaphrodite, and unclear. Cross that with gender identification: male, female, transgender. Cross that with sexual orientation: male, female, bisexual, nonsexual, pansexual. Cross that with dressing and grooming: male, female, bisexual, neutral. Then, there are in addition, the changes amongst these in lifetimes to be dealt with.
Wow! I don't even think that our Supreme Court can figure out how to regulate this. I'm actually counting on the common sense of law enforcement to impose some semblance of order using discretion.
One solution is to provide, in busy human-traffic area, an all-else's bathroom lockable for privacy, in addition to the traditional men's and women's bathrooms.
Hmm why does media never talk about slave labor and never mentions tax inequality ...enjoyed by corporations...well who butters their bread...and then who butters the bread of politicians. They are all in bed together.
Every outfit chosen...every word of interjection...it is all subliminal ...marketing of a specific agenda...government media and corporations are one...I love that they are pretending they are in a war? ...BULLSHITE!!!!!
Add to that I need scream therapy to deal with this shit...I can't take it
Far more women than not actually find sensitive men much more attractive...more intelligent...and much more appealing than machismo narcissistic creeps. The gender divide must be cnns and government latest effort to divide the peasantry and subjugate women...dress the female reporters and commentators in skin tight flourescent boobie dresses...slap on a little more rouge and hairspray...make them look like bimbos and bauble head dolls ...
Reporter should be ashamed for coddling McCrory...just gross....maybe u shld give him a binky while you are at it. Coddling him and soothing his bigot driven rage which lays just under the surface.
This is all just disgusting... is society so ignorant as to reject gods creation - transgender people...you know what god didn't create?....corporations...who advocate and use slave labor.
Michael Hudson on the Biblical history of debt/sin and the coming dark age (if we don't put out the FIRE that's enslaving us and threatening our existence.
Russia used cyberattacks a long time ago.
or posibly who votes in the primaries will depend on who runs?
depends on who votes in the primary I guess..
the Russian threat is going cyber I think...
I encouraged the occupiers that lived in NY to primary Shumer long ago and got roundly rejected by you and others....
Oil, light sweet(not sour) crude for Europe. North Sea crude reserve's dwindling. Russia's crude supply is not dependable(due to Crimea, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, etc.)
Like Saudi Arabia and Iran in the lost decade of the 1970's, Russia will use oil as an arm-twisting economic weapon, this time on Europe(excluding Russia which doesn't want to be just one of many) because it still harbors hope that it will reconstitute the Soviet Union someday and is working towards the goal.
Syria is just a chess piece for Russia to block Europe from quenching the oil thirst with Persian Gulf oil so that Europe will become dependent on Russia's oil and natural gas and cannot stand up against Russia's re-annexation of Europe - the Teutons may yet take a stance but they'll need oil.
Four weeks into the presidency and Drumpf is heard chanting everywhere he goes ( with eyes screwed shut and fingers crossed) four more weeks, Four More Weeks, FOUR MORE WEEKS......just gotta get Rex Wayne Tillerson's Russian Oil deal Finalized ( so much free money for Me doing Nothing - I love it - help pay off pending law suit judgements - And I will still likely come out ahead) four more weeks, Four More Weeks, Four More Weeks.............................
When Trump's base realizes betrayal.
Chris Hedges says "Widespread social unrest will ignite when Donald Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed. I do not know when this will happen. But that it will happen is certain.
Must read piece. It's only a matter of time.
Truth. Trump is just a symptom of a much bigger problem. NEOLIBERALISM and it's good friend, CAPITALISM. They must go down together.
They go down, people like Trump go down. We need an economy and a social structure and ideologies that work for all of us, not just the 1% greedy creeps.
Drumpf to be heard later(?) saying:
"FAKE NEWs Bad NEVER HAPPENED"
" SWEDEN ! SWEDEN ! saw something on Fux Spews Bad "
" ATLANTA ! "
Not My President's Day
Today is President's Day, February 20, 2017, however, protests are taking place across this country for "Not My President's Day."
No Ban. No Wall. No War. No Hate. No Racism. No Poverty. No wrecking the Environment. No Privatization of Schools. No bad healthcare system. No lowering Corporate Tax. No Conflicts of Interest. NO TRUMP.
Libya is rich in water/aquifers.
Hmmmmm. Libya about oil? or water???? or both?
100% of Congress and 1/3 of the Senate is up for election in 2018. What we need are Berniecrats!
He overshoots too quickly and is overboard sometimes, such as calling for death penalties in the so-called "Central Park Five" "Wilding" case of the brutal rape of a Wellesley-College-educated young woman investment-banker jogger.
I hate women being raped so I agree with his motive(New York NY was going through a very bad stretch of rampant crimes then, remember squeegee men? They're back! So nostalgic, yeah; getting rid of the horse dung near Central Park's southern end was Mayor de Blasio's top priority; oh, poor walking petfood with manes... ; ((( ) but injustice(not by Trump directly but the frenzy he had whipped up could have affected the case) was done in haste and pre-judgment.
Mr. Doughnuts, please don't say, "I missed the doughnuts."
Justice needs its due diligence done thoroughly - no strawmen or "alternative[sic] facts" are ever allowed, yes, walls, walls, walls to block fake "reality"! Think with the brain, not with the void in the heart.
Doing pilot trials on a small scale before full-scale deployment or running new and old processes in parallel in duplication to compare differences for a while can help iron out the kinks beforehand. Before pulling the camping trailer out on a long and faraway trip, try camping next to your home for a few nights first to test what provisions are still missing.