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Forum Post: "Why Bernie Sanders (Still) Matters" by Seth Ackerman

Posted 9 months ago on Sept. 28, 2019, 1:15 a.m. EST by ImNotMe (1488)
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New York magazine’s Eric Levitz — probably the sharpest liberal political commentator writing today — has a few bones to pick with Jacobin writers on the subject of Bernie Sanders versus Elizabeth Warren.

The case for Warren as a force for progressivism, Levitz says, is stronger than we’ve allowed. Whatever differences exist between the two candidates will probably end up moot if their policies ever reach the floor of Congress anyway. Moreover, Levitz questions our conviction that Bernie Sanders has the potential to transform American politics in any real way — at least any more than Warren does. Given the country’s legislative stasis and its conservatizing political institutions, he argues, such optimism about any politician is ill-advised.

None of these points is completely wrong, and yet there’s something perverse about this two-and-a-half-cheers-for-Warren case. Somehow, the very fact that Sanders’s post-2016 ascent triggered a historically unprecedented leftward lurch in Democratic Party discourse — a development for which Elizabeth Warren’s rise is Exhibit A — is used to argue that Bernie Sanders has no particular monopoly on the ability to push American politics leftward.

According to Levitz, Sanders has already “persuaded many 2020 Democratic hopefuls to stop worrying and learn to love social democracy” — therefore, he concludes, Sanders must now be dispensable. It’s like saying that since there’s never been a break-in at Fort Knox, there must be no need for all those armed guards.

Yet even as Levitz sees Sanders’s mission as all but accomplished, he also wants to argue that the Vermont senator has accomplished very little. “Sanders has had a national platform for three years now,” Levitz writes. “He has built up an independent organization and traveled the country proselytizing for class struggle. And none of it has been sufficient for his acolytes to dominate Democratic primaries, or to win him a broader base of support for his 2020 run than he had in 2016, or even to keep his approval rating from slipping underwater.”

It’s true that Sanders has not decisively conquered the American political system for socialism in the space of three years. Socialism is seldom built in a day. Between its first electoral outing and its second, the British Labour Party went from 1.8 percent of the vote in 1900 to 5.7 percent in 1906; the German Social Democratic Party from 3.2 percent in 1871 to 6.8 percent in 1874; the French Workers’ Party (whose first election manifesto was co-written by Karl Marx) from 0.4 percent in 1881 to . . . 0.4 percent in 1885. All three of these parties, in some form, went on to transform their countries’ political landscapes — just not in three years.

However, a startling indication of how much Sanders has already changed US politics was recently reported by Martin Wattenberg, a political scientist at the University of California Irvine. Every four years since 1956, the American National Election Studies (ANES) has asked voters to describe, in their own words, what they like or dislike about the two parties. It was on the basis of these interviews that the political scientist Philip Converse reached his famous verdict in 1964 that ordinary Americans are, broadly speaking, “innocent of ideology” — that they don’t think in ideological terms.

Political scientists have generally accepted that judgment ever since, along with a corollary notion about American public opinion, advanced in 1967 by the politics scholars Lloyd Free and Hadley Cantril: that Americans tend, on the whole, to be “operationally liberal” (favoring specific liberal policies like Social Security and Medicare) but “philosophically conservative” (rejecting broad expressions of left-wing ideas).

In a widely noted 2016 book, the political scientists Matthew Grossmann and David A. Hopkins elaborated on this idea, showing that American public opinion is “asymmetric,” with Republican voters embracing broad conservative ideology while rank-and-file Democrats avoid abstract ideas —thinking mainly in terms of which particular social groups will be helped or harmed by each party’s policies.

In the long run, Democrats “suffer from not forthrightly making ideological arguments,” Grossmann argues; “partially as a result, [the] public maintains conservative predispositions.”

But Wattenberg’s detailed analysis of the ANES voter interview transcripts has led him to conclude that in 2016 something fundamental changed in American public opinion:

  • Past research has shown that Republicans are substantially more likely to be ideologues whereas Democrats are much more inclined to conceptualize politics in terms of group benefits. This pattern was quite evident in the 2008 and 2012 American National Election Study (ANES) responses that I personally coded.

  • However, two developments occurred in 2016 that dramatically reshaped the partisan nature of belief systems. First, the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party evidenced a great deal of ideological thinking, thereby pushing Democrats to a record percentage at the top level of ideological conceptualization.

“Far more than most Democratic presidential contenders,” Wattenberg continued, “Sanders openly discussed and emphasized ideological concepts, proudly promoting progressivism and democratic socialism.” “What we saw in 2016,” the scholar explained in a recent interview, “was sort of a legitimation of talking in those terms. Bernie Sanders said, ‘Progressivism, democratic socialism, these are good things.’ For the first time, I’m really seeing that in the interviews.”

For a single candidate, in a single campaign, to leave such an imprint on mass opinion is remarkable; Obama didn’t manage that, and by all indications neither would Warren. Maybe Levitz is right when he posits that a President Warren would be able to “get senators like Jon Tester and Kyrsten Sinema to swallow marginally more progressive legislation in 2021” than a President Sanders. Maybe. But to embrace that as our political horizon would be a counsel of despair.

The rationale for Sanders’s brand of politics has always been that shifting the basic parameters of American politics — however difficult that may be — is a better aim than accepting those parameters and trying to maneuver within them. Both the bitter disappointments and the fragile hopes of the last decade of politics have tended to prove that strategy right. Lowering our sights now would be a world-historical mistake.

verbum satis sapienti ...


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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

Bernie: "These global leaders are right. As soon as an effective COVID-19 vaccine is approved it must be guaranteed to everyone ... not just in the United States - but throughout the world. Let us put human lives ahead of corporate greed." - from ...

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

"COVID Deaths in US Approach 100,000 as Trump Administration Misleads Public" by Wm. Rivers-Pitt:

"We must not let this become another body count like all the others this nation has grown far too accustomed to ignoring."

respice; adspice; prospice!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Bernie Sanders in the Age of Coronavirus: We need him now more than ever!'' by Tom Gallagher:

''Does anyone here seriously believe we’d be hearing a loud call for party unity if it were Bernie Sanders leading in the delegate count?''

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

AOC's bailout outrage is loud & clear! As per the short clip of her speech here:

Because "these options are shameful!" but Joe is barely fkn capable of speaking!

caveat emptor!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

So - "It’s been a tough few months in the wake of Bernie Sanders’s defeat. But after the recent explosions in the streets and ongoing down-ballot progressive electoral organizing in the last year, the Left came roaring back in last night’s primaries." from ...

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 6 days ago

Look at this: Occupation of City Hall park in NYC. The occupiers are demanding that the NYPD is defunded by $1 billion. Imagine what good that much money could do! My brain hurts just thinking about it!

https://gothamist.com/news/activists-occupy-city-hall-park-demanding-1-billion-cuts-nypd

And, look at this: A smaller occupation of Bridgport, CT's police department has led to actual change:

"After weeklong occupation outside police department, Bridgeport leaders agree to pursue protesters’ demands including cutting police funding"

https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-bridgeport-occupation-resolution-police-20200623-stzptwlmbfeezktsavweakmeaa-story.html

It is very hard to stay positive in these times we are in but I'll take the glimmers of hope when we find them.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Why Only Bernie Beats Trump ... ?!'' via both of these 2m 20s videos

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

''Biden? Seriously?!" "Biden is a doofus who, even in his prime,

could actually make the Clintons look good'' .. by Andrew Levine:

et ergo - spero meliora!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

Sadly this link hurts to read, but it has to be done!

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

"A Hillary/Obama Ticket to Challenge Trump?!" by Stephen Lendman:

"Throughout his political career spanning a near-half century, Joe Biden has been on the wrong side of virtually everything just societies hold dear.

"He is partly protected because the same thing applies to Trump, both figures unfit for any public office, clearly not the highest." But still the mthrfkrs rejected the only guy who would have beaten DJT 4 sure!

OMfG - IF even remotely possible!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

Biden & Trump are nearly tied.

If Biden becomes the Democratic nominee it nearly guarantees 4 more years of Trump. Why? Because Biden doesn't offer anything substantial or believable to the majority of the American people and he absolutely will not win over Independents.

15% of Bernie's supporters are Independents right now plus he could win over more of them from Trump.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/29/donald-trump-joe-biden-presidential-election-poll-results

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders''! by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor:

which, this .. ''For years, the United States has gotten away with persistently chipping away at its weak welfare state by hiding or demonizing the populations most dependent on it. The poor are relegated as socially dysfunctional and inept .. unable to cash in on the 'riches of American society'. There are more than forty million poor people in the U.S., but they almost never merit a mention. While black poverty is presented as exemplary, white poverty is obscured, and Latinos and other brown people’s experiences are ignored. As many as Four In Five Americans say they live paycheck to paycheck. Forty per cent of Americans say that they cannot cover an unexpected four-hundred-dollar emergency expense.

So''This is a virus that will thrive in the intimacy of American poverty. For years now, even in the midst of the economic recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, rising rents and stagnant salaries and wages have forced many millions of families to improvise housing; nearly four million households live in overcrowded homes. ''

And .. ''The case has never been clearer for a transition to Medicare for All, but its achievement clashes with the Democratic Party’s decades-long hostility to funding the social-welfare state. At the heart of this resistance is the pernicious glorification of “personal responsibility” .. through which success or failure in life is seen as an expression of personal fortitude or personal laxity.The American Dream, we are told, is anchored in promise of unfettered social mobility, a destiny driven by self-determination & perseverance. This ingrained thinking evades the fact that it was FDR's New Deal, in the nineteen-thirties - and the G.I. Bill, in the nineteen-forties, that, through a combination of federal programs, subsidies, and government-backed guarantees, created a middle-class life style for millions of white Americans.''

As for Joe Biden ... FK HIM! "He’s reading from notes and still can’t figure out what to say'' - from...

In UK it is now abundantly clear as the Corona Crisis unfolds, that Jeremy Corbyn was the right man for the right time but the only reason why he is not the UK's PM today, is because of the mainstream media, the Labour Party's right wing & the Israel Lobby, desperate to prevent a Democratic Socialist who wants Palestinians to have human and civil rights too. So, don't let the same playbook be used against Bernie!

e tenebris. lux?!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

OMG! "Jill Biden is trying to COVER UP ... Joe Biden's .. Cognitive .. Decline"!!

The DNC & Corporate Controlled Corrupt Democarps are just trying to con The USA,

& it's actually too stunning for latin!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

Biden's cognitive issues can't be ignored.

Sky News Australia is getting it. Why aren't Americans getting it?

The DNC's handling of Joe Biden is nothing short of elder abuse.

See this clip from Sky News Australia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-GoeFGyIc

Not to mention the weird touchy feely stuff. Watch to the end "I love kids jumping on my lap." Uggggh!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

"I’ve admired Bernie Sanders’ courage for 20 years and loved getting to know him", says USA's Intel Agencies' plant Pete Buttigieg, after it took him & a football team of Democrap POTUS candidates to stop Bernie Sanders! Consider Sanders is only 300 delegates behind! So what gives here?" - from ...

After watching your video & as anyone who can breathe & think at the same time knows: Biden is fkt!

So WTF is going on?!

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

"Bernie's Winning Strategy: Suspend His Campaign While Continuing to Collect Delegates" ... by Colton Tanner Casados-Medve:

"If the progressive movement still turns out to vote for Sanders in the remaining primary contests, he can tie - or even overtake - Biden's delegate lead.''

hmmmmmm et dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

Bernie knows that Biden may flag very soon to the point where the DNC cannot deny it!

But, what is the DNC's plan? Because surely they must see the man is in decline. Do they plan on sticking another candidate in during the convention - say an HRC? I wouldn't be surprised.

Bernie is right, though, to hold onto those delegates and technically stay on the upcoming ballots.

Kudos to Bernie for all he has done but I really wish he'd have gone third party a long time ago, say after the New York primary was stolen in April 2016!

Imagine a 3 way race in November between Trump, Bernie & Biden. I say Bernie would win!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

"Bernie Sanders Campaign Didn’t Fail. It Energized Millions & Shifted Politics .. Noam Chomsky"

And "Colbert nails it ... what we're doing is reaping some sort of foul harvest of the political complacency of the last 40 or 50 years" from ...

So yes, "Kudos to Bernie for all he has done but I really wish he'd have gone third party a long time ago, say after the New York primary was stolen in April 2016'' - but ...

it ain't over yet!


PS: Then alas, there's this https://www.businessinsider.com/former-biden-staffer-tara-reade-files-sexual-assault-complaint-2020-4 - such that both POTUS candidates in November are now be accused of rape!

fiat justitia, ruat caelum!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

WHAT?! A ''Democratic Pro-Israel Group takes credit for Sanders dropping out & fundraises off Keeping Dem Platform Pro-Israel''! ... by Micahael Arria:

e tenebris ... tenebris?!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

In an actually functional democracy, the first link below would warrant a public scandal and the attention of any independent media - which really wanted to expose the truth & serve the public. However - this is NOT the case in the UK, where both the state broadcaster, BBC & the billionaire owned Corporate MSM do NOT want the truth told nor any notion of Socialism to exist ... despite those ideas being the founding principle of UK's beloved NHS, as Oligarchy's Neoliberalism Psychopathy ... is still ascendant in the UK!

Before U read or share the article below, never forget that it is the avowed Socialist MP, Jeremy Corbyn whose ideas are now being implemented during the COVID19/CV19 Corona Virus Pandemic & in these times when the Internet is so important for information and communication,does anyone recall Corbyn's notion that it should be considered a public utility. free for everybody?!

Now compare what happened in UK, as RW, Reactionary & Anti-Socialiist forces combined & conspired to prevent a once in a generation chance to have a declared, authentic &, time served advocate for The 99%, who was twice prevented from winning with what has happened in USA & look at the prior ^reply^ shows how misuse of the charge of "Antisemetism" is such cold calumny; crass canard & - Class War!!!

et fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

Corbyn and Sanders were both taken down in part by pro-Israel, pro-Zionist lobby.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200219-the-israel-lobby-is-mobilising-to-stop-bernie-sanders/

"Exactly who is funding Democratic Majority for Israel remains unclear, but the group has very clear links with AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, probably the most influential and well-funded of pro-Israel, anti-Palestine groups in the US. AIPAC has also waded clumsily into the war against Sanders, launching a disgustingly racist attack against the Senator’s allies Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the first Muslim women to enter Congress.

In a short series of Facebook ads, AIPAC accused “radicals in the Democratic Party” of “anti-Semitic and anti-Israel policies”. The ads featured the images of Tlaib, Omar and their colleague Betty McCollum. All three lawmakers have campaigned for a bill against Israel’s abusive imprisonment of Palestinian children. A petition connected to the ads stated outrageously that the three lawmakers’ work was “maybe more sinister” than ISIS, the terrorist group which calls itself Islamic State. Despite AIPAC’s lies about anti-Semitism, it is clear that the lobby’s real concern is to protect Israel’s ability to torture and imprison Palestinian children with complete impunity."

"The JLM’s then chairperson Jeremy Newmark stated that a year earlier, in September 2015, he and a small group of associates had met in a cafe and planned on “re-forming the JLM to do something with it”. That something was “utilising the rights and privileges” that the Jewish Labour Movement “enjoys as a socialist society” within Britain’s Labour Party. This plan to reconstitute the JLM came against the backdrop of what Newmark said was “the rise of Jeremy Corbyn” in Britain and “Bernie Sanders in the States.”

In private, speaking to his small cadre of young Zionist activists, Newmark admitted implicitly what he would not do in public: the JLM had been a dead organisation before left-winger Jeremy Corbyn unexpectedly became Labour leader in September 2015.

In close coordination with the Israeli Embassy in London, the JLM was re-founded just as Corbyn rose to prominence. It was a political weapon against the left-wing, pro-Palestinian grassroots base of the Labour Party."

So, there you have it, millions of Americans and Brits will continue to suffer at the hands of conservative neoliberal policies for many reasons, but notably in part because pro-Zionists made a concerted effort to make it so.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

"The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit & Power, (please watch) this 26-award-winning documentary explores a corporation’s inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures. One hundred and fifty years ago, a corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today .. it is a vivid, dramatic, and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy & the Communist Party in other times and places ... a corporation is Today’s Dominant Institution. Charting the rise of such an institution aimed at achieving very specific economic goals .. the documentary also recounts victories against this apparently invincible force."

An EXCELLENT doc. film, based on an Excellent book .. to follow your excellent reply, link and excerpts. To see what Bernie Sanders was really up against at an institutional level ... please watch this great doc.

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''It is Time to Rethink US Militarism - in the Midst of COVID-19'' .. by William J. Astore:

fiat justitia et fiat pax ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 days ago

"Bernie Sanders Unveils Amendment to Slash Pentagon Budget by $74 Billion" by Jake Johnson:

pacem in terris?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 days ago

Sanders seeks to move 10% of military budget to fund human needs instead.

Imagine that!

From truthout:

"...his new amendment aiming to cut the proposed Pentagon budget by 10% — around $74 billion — and devote those resources to funding healthcare, housing, jobs, and education in impoverished U.S. communities."

“Now at this moment of unprecedented national crises — a growing pandemic, an economic meltdown, the demand to end systemic racism, and police brutality, and an unstable president — it is time for us to truly focus on what we value as a society and to fundamentally transform our national priorities,” Sanders continued. “Cutting the military budget by 10 percent and investing that money in human needs is a modest way to begin that process.”

Radical? No, I'd say, humane, just, moral, the right thing to do!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

'Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders - received the most votes in the first three primary elections. After centrist Joe Biden scored his first primary win ... DNC consolidated the Democratic Party establishment around him. Candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar immediately dropped out & endorsed Biden, as did former candidate Beto O’Rourke. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, who'd already quit the primary race, followed suit and Michael Bloomberg did so as well. The party bosses likely wanted to ensure that Sanders would not upend the corporate order.'' from ...

caveat actor!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Bernie Sanders Is Trying to Rescue America’s Frail Democracy'' by Thomas Piketty:

NB:''The Democratic Party elite insists nothing can be done to mobilize working-class nonvoters.By challenging their cynicism, Bernie Sanders is rendering a profound service to American democracy.''

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

'''Not Done Yet' ... Bernie Sanders Campaign Mobilizes Donors for Coronavirus Relief and Raises $2 Million'' by Eoin Higgins:

BTfknW, where's Joe? Anybody seen him during the continuing COVID19/Corona Crisis? Biden is done;

at spes non fracta ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

Bernie shows leadership during Covid 19 crisis.

From Common Dreams, Bernie, the visionary says:

"In this extraordinary moment in American and world history, we have got to think outside the box in a way that we have never done," said Sanders. "This is an unprecedented moment and we have got to think in an unprecedented way."

It's going to take a visionary to get us out of this one. Bernie Sanders is that guy.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

"A four day week, free childcare & a universal income are no longer distant issues, they're life & death!"

multum in parvo!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

Bail out People, Not Corporations!

Why do we still have to say this 12 years after the Global Financial Crisis?

The worst people are in charge of our nation during this crisis, not the least of which is Mitch McConnell.

Instead of helping American citizens, it's all about corporations again and so the battle goes on as the people worry about how they are going to pay for their basic needs. Sickening.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-deadlocked-over-massive-corona-virus-stimulus-bill-talks-ongoing-n1166501

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

"Trump wants the country open by Easter because Jesus is coming, see, and He’ll be pissed if we’re all sitting on our asses at home. “Wouldn’t it be great to have all the churches full?” Trump asked Fox News yesterday. “You’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it’ll be a beautiful time.” Fox News host Bill Hemmer described Trump’s Easter resolution scenario as “a great American resurrection,” because of course he did.

''For the record, the number of U.S. coronavirus cases is spiking. Those in and around New York City are taking it on the chin right now, with new cases doubling every 72 hours. More than 53,000 people have been diagnosed nationally, and over 700 are dead. Spain, France, Iran and Italy are getting clobbered, while Germany and its superior testing regimen is standing strong.

''As for Great Britain, well, Boris Johnson’s Trumpian disdain for science has reached into the House of Windsor; on Wednesday morning, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Charles, heir to the throne, has tested positive.'' from ...

oy vey!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

More than 22 million Americans are now unemployed. They're suffering. The loss of Bernie's candidacy is huge.

https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/5-2-million-more-seek-unemployment-aid-as-us-layoffs-spread/

And, Sanders thinks the media lost him the nomination.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/15/politics/sanders-media-nomination/index.html

"I think what we saw from Nevada on out was a cry from the rooftops, from the political establishment, from the media that they wanted anybody but Bernie. Anybody but Bernie! My God, I don't know how many articles they were about, we need anybody but Bernie and, you know, they ended up succeeding. And that's that."

In just a few sentences, Sanders a) lumps the media in with the "political establishment" as actors working to keep him from the nomination and b) lambastes the number of articles allegedly written seeking "anybody but Bernie."

Does he, Bernie Sanders, now think Joe Biden can handle the COVID19 crisis? I doubt it, but he's all in for Joe now, sadly.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

The 22M Americans unemployed a week ago, will have been added to by now. Alas not everyone who is unemployed is even counted & that's on top of the under-employed & Silent & Poor Shamed in the U$A!

Meanwhile .... https://truthout.org/articles/summer-heat-will-worsen-the-pandemic-for-poor-communities/

Btw, did U read and decipher the novella below? I glanced & half think that it may just about be sensible!

dum spiro, spero!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 1 month ago

30 million Americans are unemployed now, a record.

https://www.usnews.com/news/economy/articles/2020-04-30/record-30-million-americans-file-for-unemployment-in-six-weeks-amid-coronavirus-outbreak

And, millions are locked out of the Unemployment benefits system which is backlogged and inefficient with downed websites and clogged phone lines in the world's wealthiest nation.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-unemployment/millions-of-americans-locked-out-of-unemployment-system-survey-finds-idUSKCN22A1MR

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

"In the Absence of Federal Action, US States Scramble to Address Hunger Crisis" by Sasha Abramsky:

Despite your links & mine, Obama has helped muscle Bernie off the scene, just as he did in 2016!

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 2 months ago

Despite F. D. Roosevelt's massive jobs-creation programs, what actually got nearly every able-bodied person ( including the hitherto being-discriminated Americans of African ancestry ) in the U.S. employed was wartime productions for World War II, the greatest war ever.

In a sense, COVID-19 is even a bigger "war" than WWII was. You may recall that the domestically oriented FEMA had strangely purchased and stockpiled hundreds of millions of rounds of bullets on mobile platforms. It's probably for the same reason why the current administration deemed gun shops to be essential businesses, not subject to lockdown.

Based upon Hunter Biden's board directorship paying $50,000 a month, I'm absolutely sure that Joe Biden will know how to handle this crisis by collecting its doled-out money into private accounts, just as the banks were and are doing by holding back the money already disbursed to them to distribute/loan out. Now there is an ideal environment for doing this because some watchdog Inspectors General had already been fired by our Vector-in-Chief ( who had probably wanted to do the collection by his cronies into different private pockets but was a bit slow in coming to the vultures' feast ). The government is being run "like a business" for private profits with efficiency and auctions but no robustness as the hippopotami vowed to do so without using any tissue-paper windbreaker: "swish, swish, swish." Baby is learning to drive from a Venezuelan !

The U.S. Postal Service is an institution enshrined in the U.S. Constitution which may be somewhat out of date since centuries ago but the original intent of the Founders was undoubtedly to create an informational as well as material-distribution ( information has a physical embodiment, so does spirit--it's why God had to send spirit to impregnate Mary to make Jesus, the physical embodiment of spirit ) backbone for the new republic. Our Vector-in-Chief's contemplating privatizing it shows his ignorance.

We do have a privatized banking system due to our [forebears'] obsession with alcohol prohibition which did away with the government's revenue source from alcohol excise tax whose replacement led to the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve System. Now that system shows that it cannot distribute money as quickly as intended by the U.S. Government. Private means private pockets by the banks' dawdling.

Our local post offices assisted by armed guards can probably disburse food coupons or basic food packages to addresses much more reliably than our privatized banking system can disburse money due to Greed. Of course, inspectors need to be given free reins to check up on the integrity.

Decades-long monetary policy of the U.S. was "cash is trash" so there's not much cash being available anymore for cushioning this huge viral bump. Nowadays, instead of cash, it's mostly credit to be dispensed by the banks. With the banks clogging up that pipeline, the economy will unravel via rolling waves of firings. "The Apprentice"-influenced kid gleefully hops onto the black-leathered tall-back executive chair, spins it a few times, points a finger at the store clerk, and says aloud, "You are fired ! " then at mommy, "and you ! " and at daddy, "and you ! "

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

Is this of any possible help to you? Or - to whatever it is your point is?

Obviously I didn't read it but the paragraphing helped convey an idea!

multum in parvo ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 3 months ago

"Sickening"--the wish is granted. Moscow Mitch stole the courts, including likely sex offender(s) on the Supreme Court. Easter is coming ! Remember to put up the signs ( preferably N95-grade, equivalent, or better; do what King Herod did but with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or more before doing the Jews' bidding ) for solidarity with Hong Kong over the bodily entrances in order for the angel of death to pass over them. The global panic will help preserve earth, as promised in the Bible that it shall endure forever.

Mom told me the oral history about our ancestral stone lion's bleeding which started the great flood. The village "fool" believed but the village butcher didn't that a stone lion would/could bleed. Both were correct and the flood came as it was previously foretold to the "fool" who went to check every morning upon whether the ancestral stone lion had bled or not.

Who was spared by the great flood? The "fool" or the butcher?

What happened to all of the male chicks during egg production? They became expendable under the markets' law of supply and demand or humanely accumulated/confined in PLA barracks for feeding the gas chamber and maceration machine later on.

Did you see that on the Lion Rock, for example, why "you can walk on clouds," even without first drinking tea or smoking opium, and contracting Mad Cow Disease ( BSE ) from the U.K.?

Note that Faith saves, not works. However, works tend to follow Faith but works alone don't suffice for Salvation.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

''This is a wake-up moment for the American power establishment.

''Many in this elite are behaving like aristocrats in a dying regime — including in the media.

''It's time .. to step up, rethink, and understand the dawn of what may be a New Era in America.''

Hear these and other simple & succinct truths, articulated by a 99% focussed Anand Giriharadas, from:

et veritas vos liberabit!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

First time since 1972 that any candidate, Republican or Democrat, has won all 3 of the first primary states' popular votes. Go Bernie Sanders!

"Something is happening in America right now that doesn't fit our mental models." - Anand Giriharadas

https://twitter.com/AnandWrites/status/1231622488204959744

"Genuine deeper democracy, popular movements and human equality in a meaningful way and a politics of love." is being spoken about by Bernie Sanders for the first time since Martin Luther King, Jr.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

Even "The Delegate Math Now Favors Bernie Sanders''! by John Cassidy:

As U point out by quoting Anand Giriharadas .. Real Change is afoot in USA!

respice, adspice, prospice - et spero meliora!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

''BERNIE SANDERS’ FIGHT AGAINST TRUMP, The GOP, The DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT & The CORPORATE MEDIA'' ... 'Intercepted' by Jeremy Scahill:

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

Bernie also ahead in MA, UT, VA, ME, VT & CO. See here:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/SuperTuesday.html

Don't be complacent. We must vote big for Bernie to ensure him the nomination!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

"‘The Nation’ Endorses Bernie Sanders - and His Movement"! .. by ''The Nation''

''We are proud to endorse Sanders, a democratic socialist with a program both realistic and radical enough to meet the challenges of our time.''

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

Vote Sanders March 10th, Mini Super Tuesday

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/486372-where-biden-sanders-stand-in-march-10-polls

It's going to be a tight race in all of the states. Get out and vote for Bernie Sanders!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Get out & vote for Bernie Sanders (as) it's going to be a tight race in all of the states'', because it bears repeating! Also FYI:

et spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

It isn't over - tho' CNN, MSNBC & rest of the Corporate MSM may wish it to be!

As of 10pm, EST on 11th March, 2020, we are ...

Waiting on 81 pledged delegates from CA (Bernie’s up by 314,899 votes)

Waiting on 22 pledged delegates from CO (Bernie’s up by 114,105 votes)

Waiting on 20 pledged delegates from UT (Bernie’s up by 32,694 votes)

Waiting on 36 pledged delegates from WA (Bernie’s up by 2084 votes)

That’s 159 delegates in a race Joe “leads” by 140. All of this info is from CNN!

They want us to shut up and stay home. Did you think a fight with the American political establishment would be easy? Also consider ...


Copied from here: https://twitter.com/BobbyN25/status/1237788307494285313 (A 3 Tweet Thread) and

redeployed here: https://twitter.com/Shadz66Shadz6t6/status/1237912423828467712 w/a Bernie quote.

et veritas vos liberabit!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Sanders Isn’t Backing Out Before Sunday Debate — and He Has Questions for Biden''!

nihil illegitemi te confundant!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''How do the geniuses at Trump’s EPA respond to Americans dealing with a deadly respiratory disease? They allow power plants & factories to spew more air pollution! Absolutely obscene!'' (Bernie Sanders)

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

"An open license to pollute": Trump administration indefinitely suspends some environmental protection laws during coronavirus pandemic

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-trump-administration-epa-suspends-environmental-protection-laws/

"Under normal circumstances, companies are required to report when they release certain levels of pollution into the air or water. Now, the EPA has effectively ceded its federal authority to state offices and said companies will be responsible for monitoring their own air and water pollution during this time.

In general, the EPA does not expect to seek penalties for violations of routine compliance monitoring, integrity testing, sampling, laboratory analysis, training, and reporting or certification obligations in situations where the EPA agrees that COVID-19 was the cause of the noncompliance and the entity provides supporting documentation to the EPA upon request," Bodine wrote.

Polluters will be able to avoid penalties for breaking environmental laws if they claim that the violations were in some way related to the pandemic. The agency asked companies to "minimize the effects and duration of any noncompliance" and "act responsibly" during this period."

So, basically, corporations are free to dump as much shit as they want into the environment right now and thinking that any of them will do the right thing and "act responsibly" is a joke.

Very sad for the environment.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

The "license to pollute" is wider and worse than most folk realize ...

From which: "“Unfortunately, even though the EPA has known for decades that PFAS is toxic and building up in our blood, EPA has so far failed to add PFAS to what’s known as the Toxic Release Inventory,”

"Currently, there is no mandatory maximum federal limit for PFAS in drinking water, and states such as New Hampshire & Michigan faced lawsuits from the industry & the Department of Defense after setting their own. The US EPA has set an “advisory limit” for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water at 70 parts per trillion, but the limit is not enforceable and environmentalists argue that it’s far too high.

"Here’s the rub ... 446 public water systems are already contaminated with PFAS - according to EWG. If the EPA sets strict federal limits for PFAS in drinking water, then hundreds of utilities in states across the country may suddenly be out of compliance. So, who foots the bill for installing all the expensive filtration technology and removing the chemicals from water supplies? If lawmakers and the EPA do not establish regulations that hold polluters accountable ... then utilities and taxpayers will be on the hook for cleaning up the mess.

“In some ways, it’s kind of like the pandemic we’re dealing with right now: If you test, you will find that you have issues with PFAS chemicals in every single district in the U.S.,” Rouda said. “Just like the pandemic, we know if we did appropriate testing nationwide, we would get a different story than we are getting now.”

too fkn shocking for latin!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

Minority communities face Covid19 and Climate Change challenges more than others due to inequality and blatant injustice.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-and-climate-change-threats-compound-in-minority-communities/

"COVID-19 and Climate Change Threats Compound in Minority Communities"

"The heavy presence of industry—a common theme among poor and mostly black and brown communities across the country—may be one reason residents of Port Arthur, in a region once dubbed “the cancer belt,” have higher rates of cancer, asthma and cardiovascular disease when compared to state averages, according to a 2016 report from Southeast Nonprofit Development Center. It’s also why Kelley, who for decades has watched his family, friends and neighbors die from invisible culprits, is now sounding the alarm over coronavirus."

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Sanders has huge lead in California!

New KQED/NPR California poll this morning (Jan. 30, 2020) shows Sanders with a yuuuge lead!

Sanders - 30% Warren - 16% Biden - 15% Buttigieg - 8%

DNC can play all the games they want but if Sanders can win by enough of a margin there won't be a damn thing they can do about it. Get to work people! Let's make this happen!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

"Bernie Sanders leads Trump & all 2020 candidates in donations from Active-Duty Troops!"

Because there are cracks appearing in the INDOCTRINATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND &, the WORKING CLASSES, who end up doing the killing & dying in The 0.01%'s wars are waking up & realizing that BERNIE IS THE ONLY GENUINELY ANTI-WAR CANDIDATE IN US' POTUS race!

spero …

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

AOC says "Who brings up Palestine? Bernie Sanders.

https://twitter.com/exfkaty/status/1227199240478302208

Sanders is the only candidate with the courage to fight for Palestine. AOC is right.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

Note: ''Sanders' Back-to-Back Wins - Proves Pundits Wrong in Iowa and New Hampshire!'' ...

Consider: ''It was a big, big mistake to write off both Bernie Sanders and his No. 1 policy proposal"!

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

Pelosi says Sanders as Dem candidate is okie dokie with her.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/484699-pelosi-confirms-that-shed-be-comfortable-with-sanders-at-top-of-ticket

We all know the DNC will do all they can to steal it from Bernie, but they are beginning to realize that they just may not be able to do that and will have to get in line behind him, lol.

Evidently, Chuck Schumer has agreed, The Bern would be okay.

Let's say, if they seriously want to beat Trump (and Pelosi and Schumer may really want to after the Impeachment mess, though I'm not convinced the rest of the Dem establishment at large wants to), then they will let Bernie Sanders lead the way.

Sanders and his passionate followers can win over some of Trump's supporters and beat a man, Trump, who really is going to have a hard time earning any more votes than he did in 2016. If anything voters who voted for him will move away from him but no voters who didn't vote for him are going to be like, yeah, he's doing a great job, I'm gonna vote for him in 2020. No. That isn't going to happen.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Joe Biden has NOTHING to offer workers of any race. He's a corporate hack, with a phony blue-collar veneer''! by Malaika Jabali:

Yet nevertheless - Fancy Pelosi will fall in-line with the rest of an utterly crooked & despicable Democrap Establishment ... as they desperately try to make sure that Bernie isn't The One to go up against, & beat tRUMP! Mthrfkrs'd rather Biden lost to the worst POTUS in living memory than Bernie won for The 99%!

cave - anguis in herba!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

Young progressives issue demands to Biden and many young progressive students and groups today tweet "We will not endorse Joe Biden" during a twitter storm.

"Progressive youth groups issue demands for Biden ahead of general election":

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491835-exclusively-anti-trump-messaging-wont-be-enough-progressive-groups-hold-off

"The Sunrise Movement is Mobilizing to Stop Joe Biden""

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8jwb/the-sunrise-movement-is-mobilizing-to-stop-joe-biden

Tweets from young progressives today "We are not endorsing Joe Biden."

https://twitter.com/UChi4Bernie/status/1249144656803385344

https://twitter.com/UTexasForBernie/status/1249090399110643720

https://twitter.com/bernieatumich/status/1249317836385894400

https://twitter.com/AUforBernie2020/status/1249164598109970435

https://twitter.com/usclimatestrike

https://twitter.com/usudsa/status/1249238143246544896

It's clearly going to be an uphill battle for Joe Biden's candidacy with regard to young people. If the DNC only took them more seriously, it is their future after all. Yes, of course, young people don't vote so who cares is probably what the DNC will think but the future of the DNC is not looking good if it can't engage our youth who have it worse than any other generation in our modern history. Good. We need leaders that see beyond the next 4 years anyway. Time to wave bye bye to the Dems.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

So, "While Sanders, who had garnered the endorsements of all eight groups that signed on to the letter, centered his campaign around a litany of progressive policies like “Medicare for All” and the Green New Deal, Biden has cast his campaign as an opportunity for a return to a pre-Trump sense of “normalcy.”

"However - the letter from the progressive cohort indicated some of the groups’ followers have little appetite for a return to traditional politics that they say caused “endless war, skyrocketing inequality, crushing student loan debt, mass deportations, police murders of black Americans and mass incarceration, schools which have become killing fields” and more.

“Messaging around a ‘return to normalcy’ .. does not and has not earned the support and trust of voters from our generation. For so many young people, going back to the way things were ‘before Trump’ isn’t a motivating enough reason to cast a ballot in November” .. they wrote. “Why would we want a return to normalcy? We need a vision for the future, not a return to the past.” from your "The Hill" link.

So fk Biden & fk The Dirty, Disgusting, Duplicitous ... Democraps!!! Centrists & Moderates espousing Centrism & Moderation in a time of RW extremis .. is nothing other than quiescence with extremism!! HowTF has U$A got to this state of affairs?! Well .. as it didn't happen overnight, please consider this:

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

Don't mean to frighten you but HRC is waiting in the wings:

"As Biden Struggles, Hillary Waits for the Call"

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/495371-as-biden-struggles-hillary-waits-for-the-call

The only thing holding the DNC back is that the person they really should put in Biden's place is of course, the person in 2nd place, Bernie Sanders.

But they really don't want to do that and prefer Trump to Sanders.

But, Hillary waits......and plots......Friggin' Frightening!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

Re. Hellary Rotten Clinton, I have already made a forum reply to U to that effect:

Still frightening tho' & given Blatant Biden Brain Fail .. was this the plan all along?!

CAVEAT EMPTOR!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 months ago

Bernie is right and courageous to have brought up the issue. A just peace in the most troublesome Middle East must involve the displaced Palestinians. The implementation of the Oslo Accord has been stalled for far too long. There is, of course, absolutely no point in negotiating with any party claiming to represent the Palestinians if such a party cannot control what the Palestinians do in attacking the other side. If the Palestinians cannot present a united front in negotiations, they should just be ignored until their enlightenment.

The Israeli side has been pushing and building Jewish Settlements on the West Bank with U.S. loan guarantees. Obama certainly objected to that usage but to no avail. There were many U.S. politicians under the influence. Now, with the non-Jew Jew in charge, the Ishmael Semites don't get much of a chance. Annexation is wrong, regardless of whether the place was ancestral residence or not. The Israelis are the anti-Semites.

The Native Americans' ancestral teaching wants people to consider the consequences of their actions for the next s e v e n generations so we should set a statue of limitation on land ownership claims to the same period ( the Bible used forty years for the generation wandering in the desert wilderness so seven generations take about 7×40 years = 280 years ). On that basis alone, the U.S. made a mistake for having supported Zionists' retaking of the Jewish Semites' ancestral land which didn't belong to the Jews.

The Hebrews were in Egypt according to both the Bible and the Talmud so the Zionists should attack and take over Egypt if they don't abide by the Native Americans' teaching. Similarly, I must raise an army to kill off all other Afro-Amero-Euro-Australasians because my genome proves that all continents aside from Antarctica belonged to my ancestors so all squatters must either be neutralized or expelled to Antarctica--beware! Oh yes, I must also embark upon writing my high-story book about my ancestral global ownership of land, seas, and oceans, emboss it with gold leaves, and have each of my army's foot soldiers swear loyalty to me by placing their right hand upon it. The German language was correct about history and story ( both were the same word 》die Geschichte《 ). Red Fuckgina is building yet another Great Wall around its population centered at Wuhan. The germophobe builder of the invisible, immaterial, but nasty "bra vos real" R$ etherware wall, concurs.

I really don't get why anyone would believe the high story about a brutal germophobe's stashing bioweapon under his palace bed or tubes made of face-centric-crystal-lattice-structure aluminum being strong enough to hold up during the shakedown of Ur-Anium isotopes. ( Did any metallurgist cry foul? Oh, was it really just the doing of a "POLITICAL" regime which had "Faith" in cover-ups effected by Colon's Pow-Pow-Pows ! ) Specialized alloy of body-centric-crystal-lattice-structure steel is more suitable for the shakedown. The current U.S. Government's politically incorrect Epstein-Barr-virus-infected regime had only purged "climate change" speech from its agencies so that they become politically correct for re-election bid ( the editor-in-chief worked all hours--absolutely the hardest working one ever; "pubic criticism or pressure can be a factor" ) whereas Red Fuckgina had outright arrested the doctors/healthcare workers who tried to alert the world regarding the onslaught of 2019-nCoV coronavirus then-soon-to-become-pandemic ( "facts want to be locked up" ). Now it's Pandemic!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

So WTF is this^b-s?!!! What d'U mean, "If the Palestinians cannot present a united front in negotiations, they should just be ignored until their enlightenment" - U pompous ass?!! Have U any idea what's been going on, why & - for how long?!

e tenebris - lux?!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 months ago

Most interested parties agreed with the t w o - s t a t e solution: not one, not three; not refugee camps next to a de facto army barrack. We don't want a rerun of the conflict over the Free City of Danzig where Germans were cut off from Germans by a piece of Poland. Gaza city is similarly located relative to the West Bank. There is no longer-run peace ( lasting 70 years or more ) possible if the new state of Palestinians cannot hold off the Zionist expansion evident in Israel. Israel evicted their illegal settlers in Gaza by force so there was a chance for peace but no, hot-headed politicians hijacked the opportunity. Ariel Sharon went to the Temple Mount in defiance of the opinions of most international countries abroad to help his re-election. Of course, he was understandably upset by having evicted Jewish settlers from Gaza by force only to have Hamas be voted to/continued being in power in Gaza. Do the Palestinians want a three-state solution instead? That will likely take a few more generations at least.

It does seem that there is no real "Palestinians" but there are three groups of asylum seekers and refugees: in Lebanon being used by Iran as a power projector, in Gaza City being imprisoned by Israel with the help of Egypt, and on the West Bank being governed by the Palestinian Authority with the funding and occasional help of Israel. I believe that all three groups are not coherent due to religious ( Shia in southern Lebanon vs. Sunni in Gaza and West Bank,) political ( Hamas in Gaza vs. Palestinian Authority in West Bank vs. Iran in southern Lebanon,) and geographical ( Gaza vs. Lebanon vs. West Bank.) Negotiating with different groups individually may establish partial but unjust and short-lived peace with Israel would doubtlessly dominate due to the vast disparity of power.

The U.S. had provided an escape valve for many Jews. The greater New York area has many Jews, probably the greatest concentration of Jews in the whole world. Maybe if they consider the U.S. as the New Zion, there'll be no more problem with them going back to the Old Zion creating pressure to dispossess the Palestinians. I doubt that aside from the Jews, most peoples of the world are n o t clamoring for returning to our ancestral homeland in southern Africa. In far more than a figurative sense, the Jews are the asylum seekers and refugees par excellence. I understand the Jews' longing for a homeland and my own feelings associated with returning to the land of my birth or my ancestors but those places are now occupied by others. If I wanted to return to my ancestral lands, where would I go to since there are many? I don't have a single Zion to return to ! Home is where the heart is, I do remember but only trees need roots.

My Big Brother did go back to visit our Grandpa's land, though, where he had lived and played as a young child. Unsurprisingly, it created a commotion with a security guard but his high-social-status/rank companion calmed things down ( my Big Brother wasn't a spy or terrorist to be but an otherwise heir of the benefactor ). I understood my Big Brother's outrage ( which the Palestinians might very well relate to if they were to go back to visit their ancestral properties in present-day Israel and were shooed off ) because in a certain sense, Mom, in my Dad's being missing/absent as the rightful heir, had abandoned/donated/gifted all of what was left of the landed wealth ( except the personal residence to house my Dad's elderly mother [for the duration of her lifetime] who had previously donated wealth to fund war efforts to defend the people against the invaders--we took care of our elderly people even if we had to leave for livelihood and freedom; this wealth-for-elderly-care arrangement might have contributed to the caretakers' later imprisonment on corruption charges but things may n o t be what they seem to be to the politically or economically motivated zealots; besides, my Dad's mother herself had made the decision on the family splitting up and Mom was only the executor who worked with the caretakers ) to the people, somewhat like how Stanford University got "The Farm," and therefore eventually to the new owner/occupier--he was just there to take a few pictures for remembrance as an honored guest of theirs ( yeah, it's generally a bad idea to deviate from an itinerary prepared by a rigid hierarchy ). I appreciate knowing what had happened to our ancestral properties but I would rather not create any troubles with the present owner/occupier because we don't intend to go back, unlike the Jews ( who were/are unfortunately discriminated against and persecuted worldwide ) yearning to go back to Zion. Being innocuous is a reason why I like Google Earth and Google Maps because I can use them for visiting places virtually without creating a scene ( except for Russia, perhaps, which seemed to be very paranoid and policed online "invasions" such as looking at Russian trees ). The Palestinians are similarly asylum seekers and refugees as the Jews in Israel were.

Being a part of a nation means giving up some sovereignty so I see that "the Palestinian State" remains a mirage and its "people" should be ignored until "the Palestinians" reach their enlightenment about this. There is an opportunity now because both Saudi Arabia and Israel see the need to improve their relationship to counter the rising threat of Iran which is causing troubles in southern Lebanon, Gaza, Yemen, Iraq, etc.

It's possible for diverse groups to become one nation. Look at Switzerland for example. ( The various pieces don't even share the same language ! ) It's been one " tough cookie." Before its birth into peace, Switzerland and its powerful neighbors had a lot of wars so eventually everyone got sick of them and decided to halt the endless wars and agree to and respect state sovereignty ( a kind of "rights" ) in the peace of Westphalia. The European royalties had been marrying with each other { British royalties' inbreeding creating "the Mad King" might have indirectly triggered the Revolutionary War for independence forming the U.S.A. } and got into many inheritance as well as religious wars [ many of them being funded with "credit" by Jewish bankers and thus preserving the diverse small states' independence ] for many centuries. Adam's idea of having God create sexual reproduction for Man so as to be like the animals caused many troubles over the ages and to this very day.

As the Fk U graduates of glans-penile Retardica should know about the lurching asylum-seeking turtle, "erection has its consequences."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

Yes a "Palestine State" is a "mirage", especially as The Zionist-Apartheid Entity - has made 'the facts on the ground' (with Gaza & Bantustans etc.) impossible for any present or future - Independent Palestinian State. Ergo One State, with One Person; One Vote and anyone with more than one passport ... can vote with their feet! That's what happened in South Africa & the ZAE keeps making this the only solution now!

That is all I could make out from your psychobabble above, to which U keep adding ever more piffle and bunkum! Here's Bernie Sanders making considerably more sense than U ever could:

Again 'grapes' , stop spewing reactionary RW MSM talking-points on my threads. Short & succinct is ok however hogwash & twaddle is not! 2nd link above will provide U with all the info U need but don't want!

ad iudicium?

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 months ago

Shall we abort the destruct sequence? Global panic will slow greenhouse gas emission--God is coming to save the earth as promised in the Bible that it shall endure forever.

South Africa and Israel cooperated to create and test nuclear bombs because both of them were really scared-to-death and isolated apartheid or de facto apartheid governments. The U.S. globally monitors nuclear explosions for compliance with international treaties as well as its own national security.

Gamma rays can't come from comets falling into an ocean. It's basic physics! It's how I knew that the U.S. was pushing out a bullshit cover-up story after the initial news story of its satellite equipments having detected gamma rays. Of course, I also heard w e i r d explanations of world events from Radio Moscow in my childhood so propaganda was not one-sided. The simplest explanation that suffices to account for a l l of the facts is usually correct because a l l probabilities are less than or equal to one so a more intricate and contrived explanation ( such as a conspiracy theory ) requires more anded-steps whose probabilities do diminish the explanation's probability of being true.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

For Bernie on Super Tuesday, consider - "The Economics of The Future are somewhat different":

As per usual grapes my gripes are that your gropes for rational responses are going awry .. yet again! My response here will be my final word to U on this thread & are placed here while U are at only three paragraphs of piffle & twaddle, as further responses will only elicit further bunkum & hogwash from U!! Finally - as per this sub-thread ...

now fk off!!!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

"They've all come to look for America"

That beautiful and moving Bernie Sanders ad from 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nwRiuh1Cug

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

''Instead of spending $1.8 Trillion a year on Military Budgets and Weapons of Mass Destruction designed to kill each other - we can pool our resources as a planet, to fight our common enemy ... Climate Change"! - from Bernie's tweet, here …

I love the video, with the Paul Simon song that U've posted but such love, life & light is seriously jeopardized by what is going on in the US right now, as Oligarchy again tries to crush The 99%!

fiat lux; fiat justitia; fiat pax; fiat vita!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

Americans can have nice things too but to do so we have to break the Military Industrial Complex and move the money wasted on the bloated military to things that are positive for humanity like education, transportation, healthcare and the environment.

To break the Military Industrial Complex we must get over the cult of the warrior ideology. We must seek truth, not lazily believe lies. There's a lot of work to be done. Don't give up. Always fight back.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

Consider - ''The State of the Union Is Sick!''.. by Luke Savage:

"Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union was, unsurprisingly, depraved. But the speech showcased the kind of bloodthirsty rhetoric we can expect from his reelection campaign in the fall — rhetoric that a weak-tea centrist liberal candidate won't be able to defeat." Does DNC get it?! Do they even care?!

ad iudicium ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

Bernie Sanders has the inner strength, the passion of millions of hard working supporters, and a platform or compassion and love that will beat Trump in the fall.

No one will work harder to take down Trump than Bernie's supporters.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

And ''How Does Bernie Pay for His Major Plans?" Like this link below shows:

et veritas vos liberabit!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

Correcting lies going around Facebook and other social media about how Bernie Sanders will pay for Medicare For All. Lies saying that he'll tax the poorest people at a rate of 52% and a bunch of other garbage nonsense.

So great to see these Financial pages up on his website!!

Here are the TRUE details from his website verbatim:

Medicare for All

According to a February 15, 2020 study by epidemiologists at Yale University, the Medicare for All bill that Bernie wrote would save over $450 billion in health care costs and prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths – each and every year.

What our current system costs over the next decade:

Over the next ten years, national health expenditures are projected to total approximately $52 trillion if we keep our current dysfunctional system.

How much we will save:

According to the Yale study and others, Medicare for All will save approximately $5 trillion over that same time period.

$52 trillion - $5 trillion = $47 trillion total

How we pay for it:

Current federal, state and local government spending over the next ten years is projected to total about $30 trillion.

The revenue options Bernie has proposed total $17.5 Trillion

$30 trillion + $17.5 trillion = $47.5 Trillion total

Sources:

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsProjected

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)33019-3/fulltext#%20

Since 2016, Bernie has proposed a menu of financing options that would more than pay for the Medicare for All legislation he has introduced according to the Yale study.

These options include:

Creating a 4 percent income-based premium paid by employees, exempting the first $29,000 in income for a family of four.

In 2018, the typical working family paid an average of $6,015 in premiums to private health insurance companies. Under this option, a typical family of four earning $60,000, would pay a 4 percent income-based premium to fund Medicare for All on income above $29,000 – just $1,240 a year – saving that family $4,775 a year. Families of four making less than $29,000 a year would not pay this premium.

(Revenue raised: About $4 trillion over 10 years.)

Imposing a 7.5 percent income-based premium paid by employers, exempting the first $1 million in payroll to protect small businesses.

In 2018, employers paid an average of $14,561 in private health insurance premiums for a worker with a family of four. Under this option, employers would pay a 7.5 percent payroll tax to help finance Medicare for All – just $4,500 – a savings of more than $10,000 a year.

(Revenue raised: Over $5.2 trillion over 10 years.)

Eliminating health tax expenditures, which would no longer be needed under Medicare for All.

(Revenue raised: About $3 trillion over 10 years.)

Raising the top marginal income tax rate to 52% on income over $10 million.

(Revenue raised: About $700 billion over 10 years.)

Replacing the cap on the state and local tax deduction with an overall dollar cap of $50,000 for a married couple on all itemized deductions.

(Revenue raised: About $400 billion over 10 years.)

Taxing capital gains at the same rates as income from wages and cracking down on gaming through derivatives, like-kind exchanges, and the zero tax rate on capital gains passed on through bequests.

(Revenue raised: About $2.5 trillion over 10 years.)

Enacting the For the 99.8% Act, which returns the estate tax exemption to the 2009 level of $3.5 million, closes egregious loopholes, and increases rates progressively including by adding a top tax rate of 77% on estate values in excess of $1 billion.

(Revenue raised: $336 billion over 10 years.)

Enacting corporate tax reform including restoring the top federal corporate income tax rate to 35 percent.

(Revenue raised: $3 trillion ,of which $1 trillion would be used to help finance Medicare for All and $2 trillion would be used for the Green New Deal.)

Using $350 billion of the amount raised from the tax on extreme wealth to help finance Medicare for All. care costs and prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths – each and every year.

(SO AS YOU CAN SEE THE 52% TAX BRACKET IS FOR PEOPLE EARNING OVER $10 MILLION PER YEAR. SO HOW DID THAT LIE SAYING THAT PEOPLE EARNING UNDER $30000 WOULD PAY A 52% TAX MANAGE TO GET AROUND SOCIAL MEDIA?)

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

''Capitalism & Socialism mingle in every hour of our lives. Let's break the Billionaire Binary''!

Thank U bw, for your excellent excerpts explaining how Bernie pays for his aspirations for USA's 99%. Why pregnancy & childbirth; illness & injury & end of life, should be a source of corporate super profits throughout the U$A, is an utter mystery for most people living in most advanced capitalist nations. For folk who want to ''take a 'Red Pill' and go down the rabbit hole & see where it really leads'', consider:

Politico's Northrop-Grumman-sponsored, "Morning Defense" reports Bernie's surge has triggered "a rumble of uncertainty among contractors and their powerful political and military allies,” who fear "an unprecedented threat to the status quo" if he's elected! Just occasionally all is really very clear to us!

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

Coronavirus shows how costly our piecemeal healthcare system is.

"Looming Coronavirus Threat in US Bolsters Case for Medicare for All and Universal Paid Sick Leave"

"Doubters may claim that our nation can't afford Medicare for All, but it's increasingly likely that we are about to discover just how costly our current system really is."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/27/looming-coronavirus-threat-us-bolsters-case-medicare-all-and-universal-paid-sick

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

"Class: The Little Word the Elites Want You to Forget''! by Chris Hedges:

The Corona Virus'll affect the poor and working poor much worse, but The 1% don't care!

fiat justitia ruat caelum!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

We need to understand class.

Hedges points out: "The oligarchs are happy to talk about race. They are happy to talk about sexual identity and gender. They are happy to talk about patriotism. They are happy to talk about religion. They are happy to talk about immigration. They are happy to talk about abortion. They are happy to talk about gun control. They are happy to talk about cultural degeneracy or cultural freedom. They are not happy to talk about class."

Why not? Why do the wealthy and corporations not want to talk about class? What is meant by class?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_conflict

It would be good for Americans to understand class, because identifying by class is a much more accurate and effective way to fight for your own interests.

Race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, gender, etc., all of those things divide us up on things that really don't matter, that don't have any affect on our lives in terms of our economic quality of life. That is why the wealthy and corporations divide us up that way, to prevent us from having a more effective fight for our rights.

If we can manage to stand together with our own class, the working class, the poor, we can fight back for the things we need. If we're pitted against others in our own class, we are divided, and then we are, sadly, conquered.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Thanks to the Occupy movement, the American mainstream is doing something it hasn't done in decades—discussing the taboo topic of social class in America. Yes, there is a class war. It's been raging ever since Ronald Reagan was elected, ushering in three decades of spiraling economic inequality and a historically unprecedented upward grab of the nation's wealth. The Occupy movement mainstreamed the conversation about this war. Now politicians must at least pretend to pander to the interests of the 99 percent. That's revolutionary—at least for a one-year-old. By contrast, it took the women's suffrage movement 72 years—from its first convention in Seneca Falls, until the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920—to secure women the right to vote, and we're still waiting for our first woman president. I'm sure pundits ridiculed that movement and declared it dead at many junctures during its persistent struggle.'' - from ...

''If we can manage to stand together with our own class, the working class, the poor, we can fight back for the things we need. If we're pitted against others in our own class, we are divided, and then we are, sadly, conquered.'' Thanx bw. Trust U to say in 2 lines, what it'd take me 8 lines & 2 paras to say. Keep keeping on - FOR THE 99% ...

hic et ubique; nunc et semper!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 months ago

Duterte, Trumpanzee's well-admired-and-modeled-after teacher, is helping the U.S. to demilitarize. Trumpanzee, Trumpanzee, Trumpanzee!

Red Fuckgina has sent over masks ( can we legally wear masks for health in the virginity of the U.S. now that WHO has already declared a global public health emergency and this one may have already become a pandemic? ) to help the Filipinos to acquaint with their future destiny ( in order to show s o l i d a r i t y with the Hong Kongers in the past protests? ) unless Japan wants to expand there first. Japanese military swords' sharpness must have been on par with or near legendary Damascus-steel daggers'. My Mom spent quite a bit of money in order to buy a pair of very expensive Japanese-made scissors, whose maker had probably converted from making military swords to making tailoring scissors. I had used that pair of scissors so it intrigues me how a Japanese military sword which could slice in half through f i v e prisoners at once would handle and feel like in service of peace and the motherly love for a son leaving soon for a faraway extremely cold place. They were extremely effective at killing Chinese civilians in the Rape of Nanking/Nanjing, no need by anyone for the boring and non-"sanguine" nuclear bombs made in the U.S.A. They killed far more and efficiently.

Have you seen the readying-for-death old fogies from New York cavorting with the springbreak streakers on Florida beaches? Ahhh, flick a birdie in Florida sunshine! We "are not some banana republic" ( weren't we smart not to be an empire anymore? ) because we are "a glans-penile Retardica" excluding red Utah so short-donnie trumpanzee can shove it but to no avail, aside from being caught in the damned rabbit hole and just waiting to be rescued. Near the end of the major storm's spate of pounding rain in the afternoon { so I now understand why the Free City of Danzig became such a hush-hush subject }, a huge turtle ( likely having been flushed out from the forested stream bank where I had seen the gorgeous bed of yellow chrysanthemums next to my Grandma's cottage or nearly drowned by the torrent of the mountain stream ) lumbered across our frontyard, miserably lurching its glans-penile head searching for higher grounds. Poor turtle! .. 活著。

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 months ago

The Military Industrial Complex is the source of U.S. strength and it has served our nation well ever since the devastating wars of the twentieth century. Unprecedented peace on a global scale didn't come about through education, transportation, healthcare, or the environment but the underpinning of U.S. military strength. There are evil people in the World so let it be known that they shall taste the fruits of their evil deeds as meted out by the U.S. will for peace and prosperity for all. To that we pledge our fortunes, armed forces, economy, and everything else if need be. If they engage in extra-territorial assassinations, the U.S. can do them better due to our informational awareness ( Newton's third law is but a corollary of the preservation of information despite that some information only becomes conscious when it's called for ). If they have nuclear weapons, we have far more and we must use them en masse ( the only way to make untrustworthy parties to "trust" each other's self-preservation interest--Mutual Assured Destruction is sane ) to resolve the conflicts if need be. There is life after a nuclear war as evidenced by Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

If you look at Japan and Germany, no doubt being counted among our staunchest allies, we have many troops stationed there for many decades, although mainly due to geographical reasons of the Cold War rather than having the troops there so that Americans can lord it over our "new colonies". If the U.S. had sought colonies, why didn't we just hold onto the Netherlands, France, Belgium, and so on en route to Berlin? If you look at why there are so many new countries formed after WWII, you will see that many came from the breakup of the British Empire. Which country had the power to make Great Britain cede its rule over so many overseas lands? None other than the U.S. Yeah, I'm a bit ashamed of the vestiges of the American Empire days ( such as gobbling up various pieces of the Spanish Empire such as Puerto Rico, ) probably a bit like the British are, regarding the Opium Wars and Hong Kong. Being neither a U.S.-born nor a U.S.-raised teenager when my family was issued visas to immigrate to the U.S.A, I honestly didn't know much about the old karma of the U.S.

My Big Brother did point out to me the Puerto Ricans on the streets of Manhattan but the mathematically 'zeroth individual'/in confusing-for-millennia-English 'first one' whom I had talked with was a classmate who tried to be friendly to a "fresh-off-of-a-transcontinental-Boeing-707" kid and spoke English using a bit of what struck me as being "peculiar" grammar. I myself was still linguistically disoriented so I didn't know whether it was he or I who was actually being "peculiar".

I always felt that our family was culturally very peculiar. We drank very hotly { Boeing 707's "hot" water was vastly inadequate for our brewing so we needed a spoon from a flight attendant to sink the floating tea leaves after Mom's having ripped all three of our teabags apart } brewed tea ( the kids also drank sodas but they'd never been called "soft drinks" ) but served coffee and eggs poached in ¡boiled! Coca-Cola together with the cola to guests. Mom wouldn't let me drink any of the excess left-over coffee from the guests' visits saying that it was reserved for adults, too strong for a kid, with a hushed voice which I associated with what might sound like her reaction upon detecting an inconvenient spontaneous penile erection on a kid like me, ready to spray. While Dad was U-"sunk" in WWII Battle of the Atlantic, she babysat on an estate so a coffee-full baby boy could have sprayed her. Could it be true that she had experienced coffee's diuretic effect herself before? Incidentally, German has many "sch" syllables associated with feminine hush-hush "bad," "terrible," or "weak" vocabulary words so it's one of the reasons ( others include the assignment of the genders of nouns ) why I consider German as being a patriarchal language. Dad brought home to my Big Brother a bicycle from the U.S.A. A traffic policeman whistled after him on his bicycle to "arrêt" him for riding his bicycle "without brakes". He was released after he had come to a stop proving to the policeman that he indeed had hidden brakes so an "arrêt" precluded his arrest. U.S. ¿female? natives ( who seem to be more verbally inclined and articulate than the males; yeah, "I can see Russia from my house" on redtube which had spawned Orange-utan; my Mom would have said, "I stared into the beady black { fake } eyeballs of my arctic-fox pelt { from using her preschooler, me, as a ¿cudgel? to ¿shake Dad down?.. in any case, Dad thereafter, contributed greatly to the stability, well-being, and progress of our family so I had tamed Dad } and I saw a soul that I could comprehend" ) should be very careful while driving in Quebec because the STOP signs there have ARRÊT painted on them but no STOP word. It'd be a very lame excuse to drive beyond an ARRÊT sign without stopping, be arrested, and claim that it wasn't a STOP sign!

The U.S. does have excellent historical and geopolitical reasons for being the World Police: we are the nation of the Departed Souls of the Old World; we have peoples, cultures, and descendants of every country; we have wide-open oceans on both of our coasts where our political, economic, and military power centers are located so we must have at least two strongest navies in the World to span and patrol the two largest oceans; we have settled longtime ago disputes with our continental neighbors: no matter what our ignorant Orange-utan ( it's an aberration ) had said regarding our neighbors, we have had largely non-hostile neighbors and perhaps even close allies for centuries so we neither need nor have large armies guarding much of our land borders. Hence, our defense frontiers had to be expanded overseas for buffering space ( as amply demonstrated already by Imperial Japan's attacks on the U.S. in WWII. ) We had tried isolationist policies after WW1, they failed miserably for both ourselves as well as the World most unfortunately. We tried to play American Empire but it was a sad chapter, in my opinion, and probably the opinion of many Americans as well. If countries think that we send our troops to take their land, it just doesn't make much sense because the U.S. already has much still-undeveloped land. Why should our soldiers fight for something we already have at home and we neither need nor want more? For these reasons, the U.S. is well-suited to being the World Police. Our Destiny is to haunt the Old World because there are values we do stand and die for.

Of course, the geopolitical situation has changed greatly since the end of WWII. Japan and Germany have not only recovered from the devastation of wars but become wealthy and prosperous countries with rather profound culturally ingrained orientation towards peace and antiwar. I think that it's a good time for them to assume more responsibility to protect themselves, mainly against the idiotic remnants of "loser" ideology. Russia is just rusting ( it's actually living up to its name's red-color origin, Rust-ia in etymological terms, ) no matter how many extra-territorial assassinations it has carried out. Killing doesn't impress me. Annexing Crimea and fomenting unrest on its borders were just "shooting itself in the foot" politically and economically. Yep, Poo Tin the Great balances a big-and-full chamber pot on his head while kneeling inside a self-made circle. ( I fear for the stability of Russia when the day eventually comes when someone else must take over control; the high concentration of power poses a transitional risk--I don't see an institutional replacement in place as Russia is Poo Tin's and Poo Tin is Russia ). Russia has nowhere near the glory of the achievements of the former U.S.S.R. ( first in Space in multiple areas, first to explore the planets, etc. ) If the Russian Federation wants to have another arms race, give it--noblesse oblige. The federation can be broken up for prosperity.

I do recognize that the U.S. militarily outspent approximately the next eight largest-military-spending countries combined and most of these being U.S. allies so yeah, I did feel that it was somewhat obscene to "parade our military." I know how the Florida sunshine attracts the readying-for-death old fogies from New York but we are not cavorting streakers on springbreak on Florida beaches!

We can probably reduce our military commitments as we gradually shift them to our now fully grown-up allies or if our benighted opponents see the light and reduce their belligerence and military spending. The DPRK and Iran, frankly speaking, have nothing better to do than to threaten the U.S. in order to prop up their regimes. Most military weapons end up becoming so much waste and never having been used in combat ( the best case ) but their elimination requires the enlightenment of the hearts and minds of the world leaders. An event akin to the Chernobyl nuclear accident which triggered the breakup of the U.S.S.R. doesn't come along often. The 2019-nCoV has the potential to match that and perhaps it can show up the inadequacy of the U.S. healthcare "system." On my last check, the rich people are NOT living inside of BSL-4 level bio-containments ( even if they were, their desire for M O A R money would breach BSL-4 safeguards, as Obama had put it well that jettisoning the engines of our aircraft would surely make it fly higher so indeed the Retards who believe in godly freedom would do it via wanton deregulation: OMG while streaking "eureka"--"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free { of the heavy aircraft engines weighing us down } at last! ).

Why do people join Cheatos Wall Street? They want to become "crooks" and "cheats" with [in]Fidelity like the Orange-utan! I've only heard one silica-irritant generator say so.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Bernie Sanders leads National poll.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/politics/cnn-poll-sanders-biden-january-national/index.html

Bernie Sanders 27% Joe Biden 24% Elizabeth Warren 14% Pete Buttigieg 11%

So, here we see it, the seeds of Occupy beginning to bloom.

President Bernie Sanders! Bring it on!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Sanders: "Something big is happening across the country. We are going to finish the political revolution we started." - from:

dum spiro, spero!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Sanders is surging in South Carolina too.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign-polls/481071-poll-biden-leads-sanders-by-5-points-in-south-carolina

Yes, something big is happening. Americans are sick and tired of paying for a bloated military and subsidizing the rich and corporations.

They want healthcare and education and infrastructure, better wages and workers' rights and an overall better quality of life, like other countries have.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

''The Berniegeddon is upon us! It’s France falling to the Nazis in World War II! It’s the Russians! It’s the end of everything! Flee! Flee for your lives!'' - from ...

et spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

"The Sanders campaign’s communications director, Mike Casca, responded with somber astonishment that a national news network would liken the campaign of a Jewish presidential candidate to the Third Reich...

I expect Sanders’s opponents to say ridiculous things as they watch him pull away. It’s primary season; if you’re losing and still acting reasonable, you aren’t trying hard enough. But to watch MSNBC, the so-called “liberal” network, sink into this kind of venomous Fox News-worthy nonsense is a bright, blinking warning light for the entire institution of U.S. journalism."

The establishment wing of the Democratic Party and its cohort of faux-progressive media mouthpieces have been confronted by their own senescence after so many decades of poorly managed control, and they are not liking the taste of it. Even if they manage to thwart Sanders’s nomination with brazenly undemocratic power moves at the convention, the party will never be the same after 2016 and this year’s elections. The writing is on the wall, and it is making them scream on live television.

The dinosaurs have seen the meteor, and it’s coming by way of Brooklyn and Vermont.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

''Chris Matthews Has Sanders Derangement Syndrome!" by the ever insightful, Juan Cole:

q.e.d.?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

"Last Night Showed Establishment Is Still Powerful & the Castle Walls Are High" .. by Wm. Rivers Pitt:

Alas I think Warren came 3rd in Massachusetts & is done but will stay until DNC, as that will hurt Bernie!

caveat!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

The Establishment won on Tuesday. The actions of the Establishment including PAC money that paid for ads, Clyburn in SC, nasty criticism from Hillary Clinton, an MSM clearly pushing Biden, the Klobuchar and Buttigieg endorsements, etc etc is what won Super Tuesday. Joe Biden did nothing to win, he barely even campaigned.

What is telling is how confused and ranty he was during his acceptance speech.

From truthout article above and what we must remember:

"It’s important to note that even with Biden’s successes yesterday taken into account, the delegate tally between the two candidates will likely remain close."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Joe Biden Is The White Moderate Dr. King Warned Us About''! by K.W.Savali:

from which, I excerpt ... "Joe Biden, the architect of the 1994 Crime Bill and former U.S. Vice-President, is not as slick as he thinks he is. In fact .. he is a cliché, a stock photo, an avatar, for every single liberal white man who believes that just because he’s not a member of the Republican Party or an adherent to the most virulent white supremacist policies, that he can disguise his rancid racism behind “Aw shucks,I just tell it like it is” performative politic-ing and Black people will just fall in line.Because at least he is not Donald Trump.''!

respice; adspice; prospice!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 3 months ago

Bernie Beats Trump. Tom'w Vote Sanders, Tuesday, March 10th in the following states:

Michigan Mississippi Idaho Washington North Dakota Missouri

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

Biden'd veto Medicare For All if it ever reached his desk & so we know he's on Big Pharma & Banking Corps' side! USA needs to focus Tuesday Morning Tuesday Thoughts & its Tuesday Motivation to add to the "Bernie Surge" in Michigan Primary, Missouri Primary et al! from ...

et veritas vos liberabit!

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

Wisconsin primary despite COVID19 today.

Not sure what to say about this. Seems ridiculous for people to be voting when they should be social distancing. Pandemic can spread further because of this irresponsible decision.

And, don't forget Biden pushing people to vote.

BUT, if you do vote, vote for BERNIE SANDERS! He's the only one that has the people's back, 100% of the time!

"Wisconsin holds its primary election in the middle of a pandemic"

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/wisconsin-primary-coronavirus/index.html

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

"If progressive movement still turns out to vote for Sanders .. in the remaining primary contests, he can tie  - or even overtake  -  Biden's delegate lead." from:

spero meeliora ...

[-] 1 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 2 months ago

To Make Trump happy, they hope to restrict and limit voting. “Less vote is better” Trump and Republican think tank policy

https://www.politicususa.com/2020/04/07/trump-flat-out-calls-it-a-terrible-thing-to-make-it-easier-to-vote.html

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 2 months ago

40 Wisconsin voters get COVID 19.

"Forty people in Milwaukee County may have become infected with the coronavirus as a result of participating in Wisconsin elections on April 7."

https://www.wuwm.com/post/40-coronavirus-cases-milwaukee-county-linked-wisconsin-election-health-official-says

While this is criminal, our elections must continue by mail.

Trump of course wins when fewer people vote so he's pushing false claims of fraud. How is counting mail any different from counting our paper ballots?

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-pushes-false-claims-about-mail-vote-fraud-here-are-n1180566

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 months ago

So ... "Joe is failing. Not only has his campaign been rocked by sexual assault allegations from one-time staffer Tara Reade, but the public is beginning to give up on the former vice president. A new Emerson College poll showed 57 percent of likely voters - think President Trump will win reelection in November." - from ...

holy fkn shit!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 months ago

Why U$A's MSM hates Bernie Sanders

et veritas vos liberabit!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 months ago

''Campaign against Sanders on ‘antisemitism’ for his criticism of Israel begins in earnest'', by Philip Weiss:

from which: "In recent days, a group calling itself ''Democrats Against Anti-Semitism'' has begun an earnest campaign to inject the discourse with the idea that Bernie Sanders, historically the leading Jewish politician ever to run for president, is an antisemite because of his positions on Israel. That group joins New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss and others in seizing on the urgent task of vilifying Sanders. They evidently aim to “Corbyn-ize” him by parroting smears used effectively against the UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"Sanders is a target because he has taken the strongest stances in favor of Palestinian human rights that any major candidate for the presidency has ever adopted. He has denounced the killings of Palestinian protesters in no uncertain terms, he has repeatedly called for the end of the Gaza siege so as to end a humanitarian disaster in the strip, he has said that he would condition military aid to Israel because of its unending settlement project and disrespect for Palestinian human rights, he has called Netanyahu a racist, and, worst of all, called for an “evenhanded” U.S. policy with respect to Israel and Palestine. All this, while saying that he is proudly Jewish, lived on an Israeli kibbutz as a young man, and supports Israel’s existence/favors a two-state solution.''

caveat emptor!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

“Noam Chomsky: 'Bernie Sanders Has Inspired - A Mass Popular Movement'”!

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Bernie Sanders ‘Has Absolutely Infuriated The Liberal Establishment.’''~{:-)

''Sanders' 'crime was to organize an ongoing political movement,' says Chomsky.''

omnia causa fiunt!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 months ago

Consider ''Medicare for All Would Cut Poverty by Over 20 Percent''! by Matt Bruenig:

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 6 months ago

Reducing Medical Out-of-Pocket Expenses means more money in people's pockets and a big reduction in poverty.

"What this means is that, by eliminating medical out-of-pocket expenses, Medicare for All would reduce head-count poverty by 19 percent, reduce the overall poverty gap by 22 percent, and increase poor people’s incomes by 29 percent. Indeed, M4A’s elimination of MOOP expenses would contribute more to the incomes of the poor than the earned income tax credit currently does. This makes M4A one of the most potent anti-poverty programs proposed thus far in the current presidential race."

From: https://jacobinmag.com/2019/09/medicare-for-all-poverty-out-of-pocket-expenses

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Bernie on U$A's Healthcare: "American families are paying an $8,000 tax because of the greed of the health care industry. Don't take it from me. Take it from all these economists. 'Medicare for All' means huge savings for working people and guaranteed health care for all." from WP article embedded here:

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 5 months ago

Capitalism must not mean mass deprivation. Socialism must not mean mass enslavement.

"We all breathe the same air."

For the first time in all human history, neither mass deprivation nor mass enslavement need be tolerated, for we have the means ( sunlight is widely available; solar-generated electricity is transmissible over vast distances without great loss so its global transmission may alleviate the need for its storage because electricity can outrun the Earth's rotation which makes the Sun move in the sky; abundant cheap electricity can make most needs and wants satiable; of course, it presumes that we'll have victory over those people who work and die hard in order to achieve the Microsoft default state for lightbulbs--dark; when I had first heard of why there would be a global internet, I thought it being unlikely because who but altruistic people would want to help out and pay for delivering other people's messages? it turned out that most people did because of what they could get by getting other people to deliver their own messages; internet users pay to keep the internet up and running { overcoming the ill-willed bad actors } although they can disconnect from it if they want to, ) the ends, but the will to reach for what's rightfully ours. To the laborers go the fruits of the labor.

Why do we labor? To care for and serve others ( if there is a decompression on an airplane flying at high altitude, the more capable ones such as a parent should put on the dropped oxygen mask first before helping the less capable ones such as a child put on its; it's logical and rational if one works through to the likely consequences; doing that first doesn't detract from the aim because making oneself capable is a precondition as well as a means for serving others; one kid said it well, "your mud-made god couldn't even keep itself intact while crossing the lake, not to mention its ability to carry any other person on its back safely across ) however mundane or inconsequential their needs may seem to us. Someone certainly "cared about" helping me to get rid of the terrible zit on my adolescent face so they had created the formula for an anti-acne cream. Sometimes "the mole hill" IS the mountain. The zit was to me, a pubescent teenager, more prominently displayed than the Baekdu mountain!

Substantive equality requires that A=A, that A=B implies B=A, and that A=B and B=C implies A=C. What does the Fifth Amendment right mean in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial if there is the Total Information Awareness from the pan-domestic surveillance operations? Never wear a beard or one could end up being like the Stalin impostor who had pretended not to be a Muslim terrorist to fool the deep Artificial Intelligence.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Good Grief Grapes! Great Going!! I could understand and agree with most of what U say ^there^!!! At least up to Para 3/of the first 4!!!! Ergo, fyi while we're on a roll, please consider this by R.R.Raymond:

omnia causa fiunt!


PS: Sadly U added to what U first wrote, such that it's back to your usual blather. Ho hum. Good luck.

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 5 months ago

In my experience, an extrinsic jolt out of the ordinary course of events was often necessary for "getting out of the ruts." In my case, I had multiple jolts in my early childhood amounting to new, foreign, and enriched environments.

It's the same thing for the thirteen original American colonies. The jolt was the blockade of their seaports by the British Navy. It's an extrinsic jolt from across East American Salty Lake (I keep on using these American nomenclature to establish that historically these great oceans had already been referred to by an American citizen as being American as early as the year 2019 C.E. to establish American residency, fishing, mineral, and antimatter/carcinogenic weapon-testing rights { however, mutagenesis such as that induced by plutonium is to be welcomed as accelerated evolution, should one greatly expand the population, separate them into ghettos for better incest and more inbreeding, and cull all of the unfit individuals under the auspice of the 》Übermenshen《 project; the Jews in Europe were indeed "the Chosen People," albeit only chosen for a short while by the operations of the "what the powerful and sharp Damascus-steel Germany can't, nobody can" Nazis who had scaled up the operations of the White-American eugenics movement which didn't know of DNA, print out the "by-Jove" human genome, mess with comment delimiters, decipher macros' delimiters, tweak them, examine the packaging of methods into classes, initiate instantiation of classes into objects, invoke methods to execute the genetic code to observe the effects of the tweaks, editing, splices, and changes on the phenotypes in order to sell more drugs, create more Fake Money known as credit, probably invented originally by the Gold-, Silver-, -stein, -man, etc., and thereby capture more of the real money from the worker bees by raising rents and creating inflation } in case of a dispute such as with those immovable aircraft carriers built in West American Warm Salty Lake.)

Switzerland with its peculiar multilingual and rather different cultural cantons formed out of centuries of religious wars until just about every participant got tired of the wars. What united those cantons ( which in Americanism, one would have called them "hillbillies" at the time but definitely not so anymore ) was the threats from their vastly more powerful and stronger neighbors. It's again an extrinsic jolt of peace ( rather amazingly lasting!) after much bloodshed due to the struggles over the Reformation. Switzerland was the "DMZ" demarcated after peace had been established after centuries of Christian wars between the northern European Protestant Christian countries and the southern European Catholic Christian ones. In a number of ways, I myself had lived through life situations analogous to what Switzerland did. After preposterous accusations and recriminations, tiny but high-ranking parts of the warring factions got tired of it all and decided to transcend the partisanship by cutting secretly through the Gordian knot. Sacrifice had been made in secret so redemption became possible. Some possible results of making sacrifices may include being imprisoned for a long time or being assassinated.

Many places from around the world with an excessive unemployment problem also have needs and wants. A good economy just means that these are looked after and being largely satisfied locally. My focus on caring about and serving others is what can trigger the increased linkage among people who may then make more connections to satisfy their mutual needs and wants.

In the beginning, the U.S. had no gold, no silver, no precious stones, but forests and soil. Mexico had gold, silver, and precious stones but these might have precisely been the reasons why Mexico hadn't developed better than the U.S. The U.S. had needs and wants and was willing to ( or in the U.S. South, force the African slaves to { Whites were just genetically inferior and died like flies in colonizing tropical malaria-infested regions such as equatorial Africa } ) toil for satisfying them. The U.S. was largely left alone by colonial powers such as Spain due to its having no gold, no silver, and no precious stones.

The Cetaceans such as the dolphins are unlikely to make breakthroughs in harnessing electricity as we did despite their having high brain-to-body-mass ratios and being rather intelligent. Salty water shorts out electrically powered machineries. Humans made the electrical breakthroughs because a long long time ago our venturesome quadrupedal ancestors had crawled out of the salty and wet oceans onto the foreign environment, land. Of course, if the dolphins and we can communicate and educate each other ( extrinsic contacts, cultural { e.g. local food and specialized environmentally well-adapted dwellings such as an igloo } and/or sexual { e.g. a good, timely, and God-decreed-for-preserving-the-bestowed-eternal-life-which-becomes-possible-once-again-when-the-male-female-physical-cleavage-requested-by-Adam-to-become-more-like-the-animals-has-been-healed-by-mating-to-create-new-life-via-the-children-despite-God's-"you-will-surely-die"-warning "be fruitful, multiply, and fill up all the earth" fuck can confer on offspring the disease resistance against malaria, the lactose tolerance, and heating/cooling bodily enhancements such as extra-wide < Blacks are racially inferior for surviving in an austere cold climate due to excessive body-heat/moisture loss and the greater need for consuming more calories in a food-limited environment; many polar bears and Russians are massive-relative-to-surface-area to minimize heat loss; don't force a leggy-thin wide-nosed sickle-cell-anemic African to live in frigid Siberia! > or extra-thin/long < Whites are racially inferior doing strenuous jobs, exercises, dances, and sports due to their obstructed oxygen flow > air-intake inlets and exhaust mufflers } with "aliens" superior in some areas can elevate as long as the negative effects can be controlled, ) they may learn how to work with electricity in their salty and watery environment, too. There are gates at various technological and well-being levels. Success at one level is often required for diffusing into the next more sophisticated or advanced level ( it's much easier if one has a superior friend/guide and rival to model after and compete with as a standard to better.) Without electricity, there is no electrical computers. Without electrical computers, there is simply no deep Artificial Intelligence!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

https://www.democracynow.org/ ! < GO WATCH THIS!

Because I ain't reading THAT^! < Can U guess why?

D'U ever read the linked articles? < Maybe consider it?

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 months ago

''Bernie Could Be America’s First Feminist President'' by Sara Matthiesen:

''The Sanders campaign’s feminism understands that individual success stories and piecemeal reforms are no match for the interlocking systems of oppression.''

spero ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

A ''Coalition of Women Urges Everyone to Join Movement Supporting Sanders - to Secure a 'Feminist Future'''! by Jessica Corbett:

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 months ago

''Bernie Sanders praises 'courageous' Jeremy Corbyn for 'revitalising democracy''':

This is from 2017 .. the last time UK Tories thought they'd wipe out Labour under Corbyn!

December 12 is UK General Election date & a PotUS Sanders & PM Corbyn...is possible!

respice; adspice; prospice!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 6 months ago

2020 The Year of President Bernie Sanders!

Happy New Year everyone!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Note: "... only Bernie can be counted on to bring a moral and logical clarity to the question of war." - from …

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Bernie is going to win.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bernie-sanders-democrat-nominee-biden-pete-buttigieg-elizabeth-warren-funding-a9274341.html

"Against all odds, it looks like Bernie Sanders might be the Democratic nominee after all" by Max Burns

"Biden and Buttigieg have split the center of the party — and polls show Democratic voters are unexpectedly looking for a much more progressive candidate"

"Just last week, the Sanders campaign blew the doors off its fourth quarter fundraising, generating a staggering $34.5 million. Warren raised an impressive $21.2 million. Combined, that more than doubles Joe Biden’s $22.7 million haul. Divided though they may be, the death of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party appears greatly exaggerated."

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

After #TrumpFearsBernie was trending on twitter all day yesterday Trump tweeted this:

"Wow! Crazy Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls, looking very good against his opponents in the Do Nothing Party. So what does this all mean? Stay tuned!"

Bernie's reply tweet: "It means you’re going to lose."

Game on. Bernie will win if the Democratic primaries are not rigged. His policies are crazy popular. Americans want Medicare For All, they want free/affordable education, they want environmental protections and they want a non-establishment candidate.

After Trump's followers realize that Bernie is also anti-establishment and that Trump has betrayed them, they will flock to Bernie.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Just listen to .. "Bernie Sanders' closing statement at his Fox News town hall (- to see) why Donald Trump knows he's in trouble!" #TrumpFearsBernie for sure & The GOP/DNC know it!

ad iudicium!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Sanders crushing new Iowa poll.

New York Times/ Siena Iowa Poll: Sanders: 25% Buttigieg: 18% Biden: 17% Warren: 15% Klobuchar: 8% All others 3% and below.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Sanders also winning in NH in CNN poll.

NEW CNN/University of NH pol with net change since October:

Bernie Sanders 25% (+4) Joe Biden 16% (+1) Mayor Pete Buttigieg 15% (0) Elizabeth Warren 12% (-6) Amy Klobuchar 6% (+1) Tulsi Gabbard 5% (0) Andrew Yang 5% (0)

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

To spite Bernie & USA's 99% AND ''With Biden Floundering; Democratic Establishment Considers Clinton and Kerry''! by William Rivers-Pitt:

please also note .. ''The old bulls of today’s Democratic establishment are bereft of new ideas, and cling to their vividly failed policies and beaten candidates with frustrating vigor. As in 1972 ... they seem more focused on maintaining control of the party than in defeating Donald Trump in 2020. If they pull a similar stunt this time around because they fear a party run by someone outside their calcified little circle of RW power, you may as well hand the election to Trump the November after next.'' In corroboration, also fyi...

OMfG!!!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

USA's ''Educators Give More to Bernie Sanders Than Other 2020 Democrats'' - by Yue Stella Yu:

omnia causa fiunt!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Bernie Sanders, at Detroit Rally with Rashida Tlaib, calls on audience to Believe in a Better Future.'' by Eoin Higgins:

''It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done''! Bernie fans need to get ready: For The Fight v DNC!

et spero meliora...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

Oh Dear; oh dear! "Democratic pro-Israel group attacks Bernie Sanders"!! ~ by Michael F. Brown:

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 months ago

The ''Racist Stephen Miller Must Go - Activists and Lawmakers Say'' by Alexis Goldstein:

multum in parvo!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 7 months ago

Stephen Miller's affinity for White Nationalism.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/12/stephen-millers-affinity-white-nationalism-revealed-leaked-emails

This guy has no place in American government. We will need a Bernie Sanders government to turn this thing around!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

And so ''CNN's Debate Performance was Villainous and Shameful'' by the excellent Matt Taiibi:

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

CNN debate was a travesty, biased and quite frankly nasty.

"Rolling Stone" did a great job of outlining in full detail what happened at the CNN "debate" which is good because we should never forget it.

Women, in particular, better be careful this time around about supporting a woman just because she's a woman. That's not a good enough reason.

Ultimately, the reason that whole debacle occurred and the reason why CNN is now putting forth Warren as the leading candidate and attacking Sanders so vehemously is because the establishment has figured out that BIDEN CAN'T BEAT TRUMP!

The reasons Biden can't beat Trump are several: He doesn't have the charisma. He doesn't have the passionate following. He doesn't have a great record. He's not energetic. And the biggie: The Ukraine scandal, the impeachment of Trump involves Biden and information will be coming out about the Biden's. So, Biden is basically out and who is left?

Warren and Sanders are left (not a pun). So, the attack begins on Sanders as they boost up Warren because they'll take her over Sanders.

Hence, the photo op after the debate of Warren surrounded by women getting selfies with her. Just friggin' sickening. And, hence the microphone being on when she screeches to Bernie "Did you call me a liar on national t.v.?" as if she didn't do the same to him. Unreal.

And, if we learn anything from Corbyn's loss in the UK it's that you have to stand up to the unfairness of the media, to the lies and call it out wherever it is because if you don't, those who don't pay attention will think the media is right and will just go along with the attempted brainwashing.

Fight back Bernie. Get nasty back if you have to.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

A Contested Convention is DNC's goal and so Bernie’s Base should start to get ready NOW!

Consider: "The DNC is already making some pretty brazen power plays, and it’s time to get ready."

Then there's this .. https://twitter.com/ibrahimpols/status/1219371279159087104 (AOC) and this ...

https://ivn.us/posts/dnc-to-court-we-are-a-private-corporation-with-no-obligation-to-follow-our-rules

So most definitely "Fight back Bernie. Get nasty back if you have to" 'cause The 99% need U!

consilio et animis …

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Nina turner slams DNC over convention nominations.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/slap-in-the-face-bernie-sanders-campaign-co-chairwoman-slams-dnc-convention-nominations

"The DNC should be ashamed of itself, because it really is a slap in the face to folks who were asking for reform, and if the DNC believes that it's going to get away in 2020 with what it did in 2016, it has another thing coming," Nina Turner, the national co-chairwoman of the Sanders campaign, said about the list during a Monday interview with Status Coup.

The list shows dozens of nominations of officials who would organize this year's convention and oversee the creation of the party's platform, and generated outrage in some liberal circles. Among those on the list is former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, who was nominated to the Rules Committee. Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, a critic of Sanders, was nominated to be co-chairman of the Rules Committee."

Yes, John Podesta. You read that right. Damn straight the Sanders campaign MUST prepare now for a contested convention!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Re. Bernie, ''AIPAC Front Group Running Negative Ads .. In Iowa!''

It's not just Corp.Dems/DNC on Bernie's case! Question is: Who else?

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 4 months ago

Democratic Majority for Israel is a front for AIPAC triggered by the fact that Bernie Sanders wants to treat Israelis and Palestinians equally and give Palestinians their rights and basic human dignity - according to the Kyle Kulinski video above.

Attack ads they've paid for say Bernie can't beat Trump when Bernie is the only one that can beat Trump!

They even bring up Bernie's health. The ads seem benign and even sweet but they tell people that Bernie can't beat Trump when that is the farthest thing from the truth. Bernie is the best candidate to beat Trump.

Here's the proof. Look at all of these polls, poll after poll:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_sanders-6250.html

https://jacobinmag.com/2019/12/bernie-sanders-vs-donald-trump

Kyle wisely sees through the foreign money coming from AIPAC as being just as bad as foreign money in our politics from any other country be it Russia, Saudi Arabia, anywhere!

We should be running our elections without outside influence from anywhere, including Israel! I agree with him that we need to fight back against these forces. Kyle Kulinski says "Fight!"

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

''Alan Dershowitz vows to campaign against Bernie Sanders 'state to state' if Sanders gets the nomination. He also previews the sleazy smear tactics that will be used: Sanders - he says (to Larry King) .. 'tolerates anti-Semitism among the hard-hard-left'!" from …

ET CAVEAT!

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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago

Your link made me so fkn angry that in an attempt at self-preserving restraint, I suggest that U direct it at resident OWS Forum, GOPlite Establishment Dem &/or DNC stooge factsrfun, because his factRfukt re. Bernie Sanders & the RW Corp. Dem pathology, NOT mine imo, lol! Anyway, try here too:

From yr link: "Some Democratic primary voters say they don't trust the Democratic National Committee to run a fair primary process'' - yes, right & of course. A better observation from your link, which is titled: "25% of Bernie Sanders' supporters don't trust the Democratic National Committee to run a fair 2020 primary'' may be; "Why Only 25%?" Do 75% of Dems think the Dem PotUS Nomination process is free & fair?!!! That DNC is not Corporate Con'troll'ed?!! That this is not/won't be .. happening again?!

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 9 months ago

Bernie Sanders on democratic socialism. His views make other Democrats look weak when they pretend they are working for the benefit of the people. And, no matter what happens in the primary, Sanders' will have victory in having pushed the platform of all major candidates to the left.

From truthout link above:

"I’ll tell you what I believe in terms of democratic socialism. I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave. I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement.

I happen to believe also that what, to me, democratic socialism means is we deal with an issue we do not discuss enough, Jorge, not in the media and not in Congress. You’ve got three people in America owning more wealth than the bottom half of this country. You’ve got a handful of billionaires controlling what goes on in Wall Street, the insurance companies and in the media. Maybe, just maybe, what we should be doing is creating an economy that works for all of us, not 1%. That’s my understanding of democratic socialism." - Bernie Sanders

And, good point about why don't 100% of Dems understand that it is corporate controlled and that primaries are unfair. I do think, however, that 25% is better than none and is a good sign that people are waking up. Not to mention that 42% of American voters identify as "Independent." and therefore can be assumed to question the primary process in the first place.

42% of voters are Independent, 30% of voters are Democrats, 26% of voters are Republicans

From: https://news.gallup.com/poll/245801/americans-continue-embrace-political-independence.aspx

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago

Maybe "an economy that works for all of us" - occurs when citizens are educated in compassionate reasoning & motivated by reasoned compassion & when all parasitisms of Private Pecuniary Profit as ONLY accounted for by The Tyranny of Double Entry Book-Keeping - that does NOT account for The Externalities of Finance & Industrial Capitalism NOR of Fiat Money; are exposed and then .. corrected!

On a somewhat significantly lighter (yet possibly profoundly serious) note ... re. the "42% of voters", NB:

Finally & on a much more sobering note & per the OP, reflect upon this thread:

dum spiro, spero; verum ex absurdo et caveat!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago

So, consider - ''Is the United States on the brink of a revolution?'' .. by Serbulent Turan:

spero ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago

''The IRS Admits It Doesn’t Audit the Rich Because It’s Too Hard - only poor people have to pay back unpaid taxes'' - by Luke Darby:

''The Internal Revenue Service is in a bind. The agency's job is to collect the taxes that fund everything else in the government, from Social Security to the Post Office to Medicaid to the military's endless conflicts across the globe. But the IRS is struggling: According to Vox, Americans owe a cumulative $131 billion in unpaid taxes, enough to completely fund the Department of Education for two years. The bulk of that money is owed by the wealthiest people in the country, yet the IRS isn't attempting to collect it from them. Instead, as IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig confirmed in a letter to Congress recently, the agency literally can't afford to audit the rich, so it's pursuing the poor instead.''

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 8 months ago

The IRS doesn't audit the rich, let's face it, because the government doesn't want to!

The Republicans have de-funded the IRS so now it claims it cannot afford to audit the rich because it takes so much more effort. Hog wash. They de-funded the IRS purposefully.

It's no different than requiring the Post Office to fund pensions 75 years into the future and then claim the Post Office is bankrupt.

These are pointed decisions made by an immoral government.

From the Darby article: "ProPublica.... found that a person is more likely to get audited if they make $20,000 a year than if they make $400,000."

This is outrageous and un-American on so many levels.

Bernie Sanders seeks to turn around this vast inequality that we find ourselves in. This matter is one of the biggest.

Tax the Rich.

Here is Bernie's Income Inequality Tax Plan

https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-inequality-tax-plan/

And,

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/24/bernie-sanders-wealth-tax-1763426

"Sanders’ plan includes enforcement measures that he said would block evasion of his proposed tax. In addition to the wealth registry, the IRS would be required to audit all billionaires and 30 percent of wealth tax returns for others paying the highest tax rates."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

Is ''Bernie's finally on a winning track'' ?

Thanx for your reply. I recommend it to all but pls watch^vid. above.

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 8 months ago

Bernie has a plan to win. Great video with great summation of what needs to be done to overcome wealth inequality in America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yHvSD4e2EY

Basically, workers have to become owners. And, Bernie has a bold new plan for corporate accountability and democracy to make this happen.

His proposal would actually change the nature of our economy by giving real wealth and real power to workers. Workers would own 20% of the share of their companies and workers would hold 45% of corporate board seats. This would be a profound transformation and as Krystal Ball points out in the video, Thomas Piketty has shown that the only real way to overcome inequality is by doing something this dramatic.

None of the other top candidates have any proposals nearly as bold and as transformative as this would be. Bernie Sanders is seeking to make real and permanent change to our society to benefit all people, not just the wealthy and corporations.

His plan is the only one being put to voters that will truly provide an alternative to unfettered capitalism.

In his own words "I have one life to live, what role do I want to play?" We should all be asking this question. Go Bernie.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

'''BERNIE OR BUST' IS A WARNING — IGNORE IT, AND TRUMP WINS!" by Victor Tiffany:

caveat!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 8 months ago

Bernie "Or Bust" does not mean staying home. It does not mean writing in a candidate who has not registered as such. It means voting for a genuinely progressive candidate who is actually running, who reflects a voter's values and who is not a means to perpetuate the neo-liberal machinery that has been in place for more than 40 years.

Bernie or Bust is a demand. If you prefer another candidate and vote for that candidate in the primaries, you will need to acknowledge that you are ensuring another four years of Donald Trump."

From the Newsweek opinion piece above. And,

"Bernie or Bust is a "Ralph Nader" problem, but unlike in 2000, Democrats can easily solve this problem by nominating Sanders."

"Bernie or Bust is a declaration of war against the neo-liberals. Neo-liberalism is a disease, and Trump is a symptom of that disease."

"According to a 2018 study of 70 years of voter behavior in England, France and the U.S. by Thomas Piketty, poor and poorly educated citizens do not vote at all unless there is a social democrat on the ballot. Social democrat is the equivalent of democratic socialist."

Truth bomb after truth bomb, great piece! Thank you.

https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-bust-warningignore-it-trump-wins-opinion-1467225

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

So "Bernie Sanders will have a prime spot on the next Democratic presidential debate stage in Houston, and he will undoubtedly participate as aggressively as the other leading contenders for the party’s 2020 nomination. But the senator from Vermont makes no secret of his frustration with the scope & character of the debates. When I asked him about that frustration during a conversation in Orient, Iowa earlier this month, he sighed & said, “Well - I should think that anybody would express frustration with the debates.”

''The trouble, Sanders told me, is that “you have a limited amount of time to answer questions. This country faces enormous crises, and you can’t do it in 45 seconds or a minute. That’s just the simple reality. And I understand the problem of how many candidates are running .. but we need a political structure in this country which allows serious debate about serious issues and the structure of those debates makes it impossible I think for any candidate to do more than shout out a sound bite.” from:

per aspera ad astra!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 7 months ago

Sanders surge being ignored by media.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/469143-sanders-team-accuses-media-of-ignoring-surge-in-polls

"Sanders has jumped in new surveys of New Hampshire, with the latest CNN–University of New Hampshire poll finding him with the lead in the Granite State, which he won with 60 percent of the vote in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. Sanders has also seen a small bump in some national polls and surveys of Iowa, although he does not lead anywhere else.

The Sanders campaign is fuming at the media, alleging the political press is playing favorites, particularly with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who for weeks have won headlines about how their campaigns are rising in the stretch run to Iowa."

It is evident to anyone who watches tv ie. CNN or MSNBC or any MSM that Buttigieg (who?) is pushed constantly even though he polls at only 4 frickin' percent! and you hardly hear MSM even speak of Bernie Sanders who is leading in New Hampshire and damn close nationally (and probably winning bar any bias in the polls!)

And Sanders is way far ahead in fundraising than every single other candidate including Biden and Warren.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 5 months ago

Sanders is leading in New Hampshire, tied for the lead in Iowa and leading in California.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/05/poll-shows-sanders-leading-new-hampshire-tied-first-iowa-less-month-first-2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/05/bernie-sanders-tops-new-california-poll-you-wouldnt-have-known-it-reading-la-times

Also, I suggest googling "medium.com" & "A Progressive’s Guide to Choosing Between Bernie and Warren" to get the very good article by Weston David Pagano which outlines the differences between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The link has an @ in it and didn't work for me, it sent me to email. But, it's worth a read!

One huge difference is their take on billionaires:

“The rich are not the enemy. In fact, most of us would like to be rich,” Warren has opined, “And the poor are not the only ones who have problems, so don’t talk as if they are the only ones who deserve compassion.” Bernie takes a more hardline approach, stating simply, “Billionaires should not exist.” Warren gives Trump a standing ovation during his 2018 State of the Union Address while Bernie remains seated and does not applaud.

In contrast, Warren has no “beef with billionaires,” and believes they earned their riches because they “work hard.”

Another difference: Campaign Finance:

"Closely tied to their views on wealth are the differences in how the two finance their campaigns. At least 35 billionaires have donated to Warren across her 2018 Senate and current presidential campaigns, while another is using a dark money group to run ads for her. Bernie has accepted zero money from billionaires in this same time period."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 months ago

"In 2013, Kshama Sawant became the first socialist elected citywide in Seattle in almost a century, since Anna Louise Strong in 1916. Sawant has made her name fighting for, and winning $15/hour wages in the city, and pushing for a tax on Amazon to fund affordable housing." ... excerpted from:

Bernie Sanders' campaign is being actively & enthusiastically under-reported & misreported by the U$A's Corporate Media and the same is true for Jeremy Corbyn in UK & YET - the real prospect of POTUS Sanders & PM Corbyn is clearly the case! What a huge opportunity for US/UK 99% that is!

et dum spiro, spero!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 months ago

"Unspeakable Memories: The Day JFK Died" by Edward Curtin:

from which: "I tell you all this to try to convey the ways in which we 'forget' the past in order to shield ourselves from powerful and disturbing memories, that might force us to disrupt our lives. To change. Certain events ... such as the more recent attacks of September 11 - have become too disturbing for many to explore, to study, to contemplate, just as I found a way to marginalize my feelings about my own government’s murder of President Kennedy .. a man who'd given me hope as a youngster, and whose murder had nearly extinguished that hope."

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 8 months ago

I'm a Trumper, a steadfast ardent supporter of and earnest/fervent believer in Trumpism with Farterland characteristics. Our Supreme Score Leader, Trump, is wielding the huge club of the Magnitsky Act. Bernie can join, too, for the piñata fun when the long-ago-departed souls come back to haunt just in time. Trump 2040 !

What do we actually want our criminal justice system to achieve?

When my Mom (who herself let the caught burglar of my Big Brother's pocket change go free!) told me why we, her two boys, weren't cut out to be judges anymore because some of our clans' folks had become "soft" in punishing criminals, I thought to myself, "Wasn't making criminals into non-criminals the ultimate purpose of a successful criminal justice system?" I found it to be an amusing story told by my Mom that a thief who had stolen food to feed his mother was gifted with our clan's scrod "to help him start his business to be a fishmonger" after having been caught and set free by a judge from our clan. The constituency complained of the leniency. I can see the judge's logic that a successful fishmonger will probably not steal in order to feed his mother.

Or is the real purpose of a successful criminal justice system to cut off the hands of a thief so that he can never steal again? Or is it really our purpose to stage the public punishment in order to "scare the monkey by killing a chicken?" Why does a chicken want to cross the street? Yeah, I see, in order to peck at the five-inch-long centipede which escaped from the well in which we stored the watermelon. How many Microsoft turtleheads does it take to change a lightbulb in the storm?

It seems that the very-much-feared Viking raids of olden times have been calmed down quite a bit amongst the descendants of the Vikings? What happened to make it so?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

Your "I'm a Trumper"* ... is where I should have stopped reading! Ergo, read and digest this:

ad iudicium - et temet nosce?

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 7 months ago

I'm in good company with the GOOP. I earnestly and wholeheartedly support Constitutional Anarchy. I'm a disciple of our Supreme Score Leader and thus know trumpery. I've stood unceasingly, steadfastly, and resolutely by my vow that I would never pledge allegiance to an American king. There will be an election to replace possibly our Supreme Score Leader in 2040. The World needs a "stable genius" for now up until 2040. Bernie may ride on the horsie built for two while the world's statecraft matures during the next two decades. The red glare will likely become irrelevant and inconsequential by then, eclipsed by the globally in-your-face-and-all-around-consequential climatic emergency.

Indians' lifestyles ( being bottom-oriented { systematic thought sequence is: output shit, input food, control digestive juices, process stomach muscular contractions, attributes brown ¿why?, green vegetables, yellow animal fat, soft, hard, liquid, creamy, pasty, semi-solid, sausage-shaped, bullet-tomato 《 hemorrhoidally smeared dry,》 etc. connected such as in the anus-to-mouth-feedback-nutrient cycle via the East River and the Coney-Island crabs,} I wanted to see into the future climactic conditions now so I thought of a hot and populous present - India! ) have already evolved ways in order to minimize energy usage and for people to survive in a very hot place ( the most populous country China having been excluded due to its climate not being hot enough yet.) I wondered about how the Indians could poo and clean themselves up afterwards while they're out in the fields early in the morning without the toilet-tissue paper invented by China. Their method is even more energy-efficient than that of the Muslims! A bamboo stick ( and a bit of water ) is not a Chinese monopoly. It's fully personally reusable as well as renewable. The ancient Romans' output-end technology ( sponge on a stick dipped into vinegar, incidentally fed to Jesus to quench his cry arising from his thirst ) in their public toilets was hygienically terrible and inferior when compared with the advanced technology of the Indians.

Siesta is an adaptation to hot climate. Humans being the naked ape means that we are already evolutionarily adapted to very hot climate. Biphasic sleep was obviously natural to our ancient ancestors living in southern Africa.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 months ago

''Bernie Sanders: Bloomberg’s 2020 Bid Shows “Billionaire Class Is Scared!”by Jake Johnson:

  • bernie-sanders-says-bloombergs-moves-toward-2020-bid-shows-billionaire-class-scared

Btw - that Sanders is way far ahead in fundraising than every single other candidate including Biden and Warren is another shocking truth that US Oligarchy is deeply worried about. A Good Thing Too!

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Bernie Sanders is seeking to make real and permanent change to our society to benefit all people, not just the wealthy and corporations. His plan is the only one being put to voters that will truly provide an alternative to unfettered capitalism.'' As it is so worth repeating & in compliment, please also consider...

From which: ''I think it is very hard, very hard for Donald Trump or anybody else, to make the case to the American people that a company like Amazon — owned by the wealthiest person in America, made $10 billion in profit last year — didn’t pay a nickel in federal income tax. Somebody wants to make that case, you go ahead. I just don't think anybody in America will accept it. It has everything to do, simply, with the power of the billionaire class, the power of the corporate elite and a very corrupt political system.'' Amen!

fiat justitia ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 8 months ago

Good luck in Dem Debate, Senator Sanders.

We're pulling for you.

From the Weissert article:

“We’re getting into the nitty gritty and the details of what has to be done with some specificity. The broad concept of how you create a democratic society in which working people have more control over their lives is a theme that I have obviously been working on and believed throughout my entire career. But this provides some of the very specific details of how we can go forward, and it will be a major transformation of the economy in the sense of empowering working people to have control over their own lives, over their own jobs and not just be cogs in a machine, which is sadly enough too often the case.”

It is apparent that Bernie Sanders is the only candidate with an actual detailed platform of policies and ideas to free us from the "unfettered capitalism" that has all of the 99% in chains!

So, get it? While the "capitalism" is "unfettered," we are in the f-ing chains! Wake up people!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

"While "capitalism" is "unfettered" - we are in the f-ing chains! Wake up people'' before it's too late!

"This is a huge moment and Sanders cannot, and should not - be ignored any longer by those who continue to erase him, his candidacy - and his supporters." Beware RW "Centrist" DNC substitutes!

Consider, this https://berniesanders.com/issues/ is why Bernie is better than "Centrist" butt kissers!

e pluribus, unum!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 8 months ago

Ilhan Omar endorses Bernie Sanders. Watch beautiful endorsement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHlJnAMgg3g

"I am one of the people that was inspired by the movement the Senator has built."

AOC's endorsement to follow.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows: Bernie Sanders is the most progressive choice.'' - by Arwa Mahdawi:

''That AOC, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are endorsing Sanders rather than Warren makes perfect sense.'' Now all USA's 99% need is for the Corp ass-kissing DNC & Dem Libs, to get out of the way!

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 months ago

''Bernie Sanders Shares His Plan for a Working-Class Revolution'' by Kim Kelly:

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23252) 7 months ago

Democratic Socialists had good election night and in purple states.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7x5amx/democratic-socialists-had-a-pretty-good-election-night

"Of the baker’s dozen candidates endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America’s national committee, at least three won their seats, in cities like Philadelphia and Charlottesville, with a fourth on the cusp of eking out a victory in San Francisco. The victories — several of which were in purple states with a record of supporting more-moderate candidates — are both symbolic and historic for a surging group that has sometimes struggled to fully execute its organizing power."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

Re AOC & Sanders: "Perhaps as important as (her) decision to endorse Bernie for president - is her rationale for doing so" ...

omnia causa fiunt ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Backs Bernie Sanders at Packed NYC Rally.'' by Andrea Germanos:

So ... "With Alexandria, with Ilhan, and others on board, we're going to put together a coalition that is going to win and win big," Sanders said ahead of the event.'' + Also see...

"Best moment of rally: @AOC explains how her nine months in congress has shown her how the system pressures elected officials to "abandon the working class" — and that this experience has deepened her appreciation of Bernie's consistent advocacy for workers.'' Finally, fyi ...

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 8 months ago

I'm inspired so much by the great work Donald John Trump is doing for our c0untry as well as his far-out 2040 vision for us all to live in the Hamptons all year round that Trump 2040 seems to be far more appropriate than Trump 2020 ( no election is really needed for our Supreme Leader until 2040.) Trump 2040!

In order to enhance our socioeconomic status as the nouveaux-riche, we'll drive to our Man-heeft-ding Park-Avenue job in this Russian sex-wheel-drive ruggedized Ural truck made for surviving Siberian muddy weather conditions. Its impressiveness will surely surpass those stupid American Humvees so many of which got humped in Iraq from below by the IEDs made by the IRGC. Of course, we'll make sure that we first americanize the Russian truck with several Star-Spangled Banners and also test its horn up to the high-decibel level of that of an American humvee being humped and struggling to get anywhere aside from the trash heap. It's extremely difficult for any deflated and impotent blimpy dickhead to get a "second cumming" once they're beyond their teenage years ( aside from the one riding atop a Great White Shark.)

Bernie may cave in too easily on the human rights front as I believe Trump is far too soft on it, too. I doubt very much that the Soviet Union would have collapsed had the U.S. not largely stood firm on the most important human right of freedom. We must fight wars for human rights even if they seem endless. We don't retreat from our war stations until we have worthy successors, no matter whether we have a war of a century, a millennium, or a eon.

We fought the British (¿Jewish-faced?) Bankers indirectly at the founding of our republic, more than two centuries ago. We are still fighting our bankers now so I see nothing wrong with fighting the same thing again for a much longer time further.

Bernie fell too easily under the totalitarian infowar spell cast by Red Fuckgina. On this issue, I trust Donald John Trump far more because he has been saying this for many decades already (he believes it.) Joe Biden will obviously be totally useless on this issue, having been co-opted many years ago and been a framer of the status quo with Red Fuckgina. I'm not a trust-fund baby but I am a trust-freedom baby.

I suspect that maybe the oldie candidates are all too wed to their out-of-date view of Red Fuckgina. Younger candidates may stand firmer on this issue of freedom.

Freedom for posterity may not matter materially for the oldies but it's of the utmost importance for their posterity ( I tolerated and griped about my Mom's austerity measures but she was right all along - freedom is worth the hardship; when one builds one's very own personal concentration camp, what signage befits it? 》Arbeit macht frei !《 ) Of course, we've got to be realistic and know our mortality limits so that "the torch [can be] passed to a new generation." We must hold on to it tightly as if we can live forever (being bulletproof, bombproof, etc.) and yet also pass it on to posterity in due time when the worthy successors come along. It's a lighthouse keeper's job. Come what may, stand firm for Liberty.

We should emulate the DPRK that punishes families for a crime committed by one of its members unto a few generations removed. All misbehaving power élites' children and their children's children in the Christian West should be subjected to God's Words, "I am the jealous God." As Red Fuckgina has propagandized, we have very crazy people in the West ( the U.S. has too many guns to man, woman, and baby, with many left over even after everyone alive in the U.S. has been given a gun to shoot; we also practice shootings everyday for sure and mass shootings on a nearly daily basis so we definitely have skills, too; it's why I'm not bothered or alarmed by the so-called "endless" wars such as that in Afghanistan; we live with "endless" crimes and I know that Afghanistan is actually safer for ordinary folks than some [free-range poverty-stricken-"voluntary-concentration" camp] neighborhoods in the U.S; it's why I emphasized, "know your neighborhoods," whether you are in glitzy Manhattan or the "bedroom-community" of Brooklyn; Central Park has temporal and spatial sections, too, { my Mom set vehicular traffic as my kindergarten-years' roaming boundary but it was expandable with my Big Brother's help so I learnt to appreciate him for getting access to our many square miles of "backyard playground," where I first saw basalt up close and walked on a rain cloud after much climbing up; she was prescient regarding vehicular traffic's danger as the traffic-related death of my Grandma in a much-better-than-shantytown neighborhood later attested; observing boundaries is a vital survival skill; one practical way while living in Manhattan during the 1970s' "hellish years" my Big Brother taught me was to watch out for physical evidence: grains of broken automobile windows' glass near street gutters <car break-in record>, bullet holes in shops' large 《hence expensive and being tougher for a shop to replace 》 sheet glass windows <deadly weapons' having been fired record>, and graffiti on walls and shop doors <community's free speech, state-of-mind, and gang-turf record>; whenever I see someone walking a dog on the street and it was sniffing at every tree trunk, street lamppost, street corner, and fire hydrant as well as lifting its leg sometimes to contribute, I understand it well - dogs and humans are much alike because we socialize and make our pee-man-ship marks: a lawyer uses a pen for pissing ink onto a legal document to secure legal rights, a homeowner erects phallic stamens to surround their pistil, and a dog uses a pen-is for pee-ing its smelly urine onto a tree trunk, street lamppost, street corner, or a fire hydrant, all being territorial [social] creatures } as the "wilding" attack on a young Wellesley-College-graduate woman jogging in the evening had clearly demonstrated.) I like the deflated and impotent blimpy one who is the sun rising in the West, making it right.

A superior President uses his superior Department of State diplomats ( Dad eagerly and rightly { although I am STILL learning the English beyond the 26 alphabets which Dad ¡declared! sufficient for me to move on to learning about tea-time } emphasized to me the importance of tea-time; umm.. for Big Shots, the 18-hole tee-off-and-pee { by Stormy Biblio-bunny } time; for the Supreme Fascist/Patriarch or a different patriarch, and me, piss-off-riding-shotgun-co-time { ladies need not apply - urinal standing and relief effort required } ) in order to avoid using his superior Department of Defense forces. Running away while tugging his vastly superior military forces between his tRumps without thinking through and preparing for the consequences first is for a beaten loser underdog ready to be clubbed and cooked as meat ( who thought that Communism was like a religion but Communism was actually a satanic cult which steals, kills, and covets neighbor's wife/sheep despite its promulgating the contrary to the World; I don't mind the statue of Lenin being missing from Pootin's 1991 office shown in the video as idol worship is bad for progress - a country shouldn't be retarded for decades just because the idol doesn't smoke enough cigarettes, fuck enough young women, { did Muslims also stone the men who had committed adultery? What does the Quran say? The basics of adultery says that at least two persons are needed to commit an adultery so the punishment of each adultery must be the stoning of at least two persons probably of opposite sex, at least one of whom was married at the time when the adultery was committed. I question the accusation that the Prophet had committed pedophilia in his days for marrying a nine years old and not consummate till twelve because human lifespans were vastly shorter in ancient times so the age of marriage was likely much younger at that time, too; twelve is within the realm of puberty nowadays so it's plausible that the twelve years old was mature } contract venereal diseases, eat enough cheatose, or drink enough vodka to die early ) to be served to Vladimir I. Lenin.

The divided state of the Kurds being fragmented in different countries was the disastrous consequence of European Colonialism's arbitrary separation of people of the same culture. Note that it's never good to simply pry away pieces of territories of other countries to reconstitute one's own country's so-called "glorious" past. Many so-called "glorious" pasts had their very dark sides, such as a turkey's butt plug. The U.S. should not ignite any wars in such an explosively volatile region as the Middle-East by pulling out the plug. Of course, we still defend our vital interests there as we do it globally in our Global Space Station whose round bluish tinted rim reveals the veil-like layer that is the atmosphere into which we dump our air pollution for all to breathe and filter. 《煲冬瓜,煮豆腐 = 黄瓜头腐。》

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Bernie Sanders Shares His Plan for a Working-Class Revolution'' by Kim Kelly:

KK/TV: "Under this administration, all workers are under attack. What do you think the ongoing strike wave that we’ve been seeing since 2018 means for the future of the working class?"

BS: "What it means is that working people are sick and tired of being exploited, of not seeing any pay increases, of having to pay more and more for the health care that they get. I will tell you what really impressed me is the action taken by teachers in so-called ”red” states all across this country: Kentucky, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and elsewhere. We saw that, and now we’re seeing workers all over the country beginning to stand up to corporations. Just the other day, I was on the picket line with UAW workers outside of Detroit, and they’re taking on the greed of General Motors, who have billions of dollars to provide for stock buybacks; who gives their CEO [almost] $22 million dollars a year in salary compensation; who are outsourcing jobs. They have the money and the ability to do all that, but they can’t take good care of their workers.

''I was proud to stand with UAW, and the night before that, I was with the Chicago Teachers Union and the SEIU while they were in the process of figuring out whether they were going to authorize a strike, because they are also not getting the wages they need or the kind of school budget that they need. So you’re seeing that increased militancy in a way we have not seen for a very long time, and I think that’s a good thing.'' Also see ...

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Critics Use Bernie Sanders’ Heart Attack .. To Smear Medicare For All!'' .. by Michael Corcoran:

WTF?!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 8 months ago

''Sanders Vows to End Prosecution of Whistleblowers Under Espionage Act'' ... by Jake Johnson:

Anyone who understands what Sanders is trying to do in defending whistleblowers ... will understand both why Bernie is so very needed by US' 99% and, at the same time .. why he is so reviled by U$A's 0.01%!

e tenebris, lux!