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MA allows everyone to vote by mail for any reason!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/politics/massachusetts-vote-by-mail-charlie-baker/index.html

Now, if all states can do the right fkn thing and expand voting rather than suppressing it!

We're supposed to be so proud of our democracy, right? We've been bringing our democracy all over the globe in our minds for centuries, right, so why not allow it to blossom here?

They did better in 1918 than we are now in 2020!

"Official advice insisted: “Wear a mask and save your life! A mask is 99% proof against influenza”. This was supported by advertising campaigns and jingles" - from:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/03/the-big-picture-spreading-the-message-about-the-1918-pandemic

Why have we developed such hubris, idiocy, arrogance and cold-heartedness that we can't even be bothered to protect ourselves, our own selves!, let alone other people! Why do we no longer care about other people? WTF? Where's our humanity?

Thread: Improbable Revolt
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23261) 8 hours ago

Another 1.3 million unemployed this week, July 9, 2020 with Covid cases increasing and another shutdown likely unless, of course, we are truly insane! Which, is possible! 48 million Americans are unemployed.

Will we get another stimulus package or will the greedy bastard, evil doers leave the people to rot?

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/7/10/headlines/13_million_more_file_for_unemployment_as_gop_rejects_extending_jobless_aid

32% missed rent or mortgage on July 1, 2020.

No joke! We're heading for economic catastrophe, massive homelessness and suffering!

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/32-percent-of-us-households-missed-their-july-housing-payments.html

Thread: Pandemic Speculation
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23261) 9 hours ago

Flattening the Covid curve in Kerala, India.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/21/kerala-indian-state-flattened-coronavirus-curve

"The reason Kerala has managed to come out the other side so quickly is because of its strong public health system, clear risk communication and community participation."

"A severe lockdown was implemented before the national one: schools were shut, gatherings were banned, a stricter and longer quarantine than the national norm was deployed, and a few pious people who still insisted on praying in groups were even arrested. But this iron-fist approach was matched by socially valuable outreach policies. Supplies were home-delivered, midday meals from schools were sent to children even when schools were shut, regular and clear communication channels were established to dispel fake news, migrant labourers from other states were well taken care of, and mental health helplines were established across the state. The “break the chain” campaign to limit the Covid-19 spread was particularly successful."

Contrast this with America where we have "freedumb" or "freedom to be dumb" as our Covid cases rise out of control with Americans preferring to spread the virus that, yes, is mild for most, but leads to brutal death for some. Over 130000 deaths at this point and over 200000 projected.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america

Thread: No War, Not Now, Not Ever
[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 10 hours ago

It looks like everyone can have their nuclear weapon sovereignty, legally if that matters at all. It's time to station U.S. nuclear missiles in a new U.S. military base in Vietnam. We can let Russia verify that we are moving to Vietnam some of our nuclear missiles currently targeting Russia when the move happens.

Free Europe loves to cozy up to Russia anyway so we shouldn't be the proverbial lightbulb getting in their way of love in the dark. I hope that the Free Europeans will enjoy managing various kinds of government-issued coupons for buying goods. Different coupons of the correct kinds and quantities must accompany the purchases for oil, cloth, fish, meat, and even underwear. Before traveling to a new place, one must apply for the official permit to do so sufficiently in advance so that the central-planning government can make these important life-sustaining resources available for one to purchase in the new place to which one will be going. This elaborate procedure if accompanied by strict and meager personal allowances helps greatly in demobilizing any escaped fugitives from re-education camps and thereby supports national security. Europe loves regulations so these coupons will be in line with the pay-to-piss/pee need for one to scrounge for euro(s) to pay to visit a toilette.

Many military and bean-counting jobs will be created on all sides for this continuing "pivot to Asia," exactly what everyone needs at this moment.

Thread: Are Maturoblancostans Needed?
[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 day ago

The Nazi innovation KdF, Kraft durch Freude, can provide joyful activities in our Maturoblancostans--Hongkongers may need this, too, to decompress.

'Free' water is still widely available, just not quite what's needed. China nationalized too much water, probably including much of what was previously India's. We now have disasters in BOTH countries because of the great power of China to alter natural environment. How did that help China to get a Deluge while India got a severe drought?

We, the Americans again !, pretty much predicted back in 2009 that Global Anthropogenic Climate Change ( this is REAL and it's surely biting our asses nowadays but both of the world's most populous countries would rather continue or ignite economic growth fueled by coal rather than improving energy expenditure efficiencies ) would move the rainbands farther away from the Equator. Well, it seems that Tibet/CCP/China's side of the Himalayas and the Yangtze River Valley has got far more rain than the need ( the Wuhan CCP bioweapon of SARS_CoV-2 may have boomeranged by diminishing the demand for electricity due to the sinking economy so less water needs to be run through the hydroelectric power plant near the Three-Gorges Dam so water is pent up ) while India gets scorched. The CCP in its permanent greed created two artificial disasters on BOTH sides of the Himalayas.

India could have very graciously helped out with getting rid of all of that excess water when it's in severe droughts. At the very least, a well-coordinated flushing of water down the Ganga ( Ganges River ) could clean up the river or even provided whitewater rafting opportunity for sports enthusiasts as well as for crop irrigation. It's win, win, win!

Note "'free' water" has been true for most of human history - much to your chagrin perhaps? What have China or India got to to do with this thread or forum-post? Now go try this article for relevance:

ad iudicium?

Thread: No War, Not Now, Not Ever
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 days ago

For sure "Powerful men are scared about what Ghislaine Maxwell will say!" by Maureen Callahan:

respice; adspice; prospice ...

It looks as if "Go[ing] to Red China for 'free' water" can work out very well. I wonder what exactly the Maniacal Artist has overheard this time around. Deluge? Who's missing all that water? Is India in severe drought again? Although Xi math has: "little people don't amount to a hill of beans," there's certainly enough water available there for free to sprout many beans.

Thread: "Why Bernie Sanders (Still) Matters" by Seth Ackerman
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 days ago

Meanwhile this: "'Deeply Disturbing': New York Supreme Court Judge Rules Protesters Can Be Detained Indefinitely!" by Jake Johnson:

NB: "This is suspension of habeas corpus, it is unconstitutional," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."

respice; adspice; prospice ...

"Water Is A Human Right. No one should have to pay for the water needed to live!" ... Because it does bear repeating & fyi ...

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

Thread: When Landords Pay a Corporate Tax Rate...
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4149) 4 days ago

Blackstone somehow has fooled America into dumping ALL of our taxpayer money into subsidizing rents on all the housing they bought up and stole for themselves. This is single handedly the most disgusting filthy corrupt piece of corruption ever born? Are we stupid!!!? Blackstone and filthy disgusting Epstenian landlord corporations are farming Americans dry!!!! Turn them into dust.

We are begging for tiny houses and MOARRRR money to pay the rent while bilking taxpayers dry - instead of waging ALL OUT WAR ON BLACKSTONE!!!!

Free the housing!!!

We have the lowest rates of homeownership in history.

Thread: **Stim-u-less**
[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 days ago

Biden probably has few ideas for how to lead the country, not much different from Trump. In any case, both just want to get in there to convert public money into private money so there isn't much difference there between them. Maybe Biden only plays midnight skinny dipping with women around ( skinny dipping was an ancient practice, still practiced in some cultures, and not hygienically required of males in the U.S. anymore due to the chlorination of water--White House pool should already have this but some people may well stay oldie foggie but with a female Secret Service agent around, it could cause her to feel being sexually harassed on the job so it's better not done in order to respect her culturally inculcated feelings ) and local finger golfing but not with Airforce-One flights in Trumpanzee style to KdF ( Kraft durch Freude--Hongkongers need this, too, to decompress ) Jewpeeter so we'll thereby save a few hundreds of millions of dollars as long as we can find a few good non-virgin ( I don't want Biden to create yet another bloody mess as in Syria again so he needs cleared passage for his fingers--note that it generally provides better contact feeling with two rather than just a puny single finger ) and willing women who love to be fingered in powerful and earth-shaking locales and be paid for by the government--it's a step in the direction of keeping mature White males happy in Maturoblancostan ( other countries' leaders already have government-funded harem so the U.S. can surely join in the name of alignment this historically worldwide tradition without much objection at all; besides, LeBlanca has already shown how it should be done: Stim-u-more.)

Trump 2040 Qualifications.

Thread: **Stim-u-less**
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23261) 5 days ago

Where are the Biden commercials?

I'm seeing a lot of hard hitting Trump commercials. Where's Joe? Are the Democrats gonna fight the monster? Or, are they gonna throw the election?

We certainly know they lay in the same corporate beds.

I tell you, I am so sick of how this country is run. Give us back our democracy!

So, now, apparently, Kanye West (lunatic friend of Trump) can run for President as a third party candidate, but it was too friggin' radical for Bernie Sanders to run third party? Wake up, people! You're being conned.

Again, the hypocrisy and absolute blindness to problems in America due to hubris.

Always, you hear how much better off we are in America. Look at those third world countries, look how bad they have it. We're so superior to them. Be grateful you're in America. But, the truth is, there are third worlds right here in America and that is our SHAME. Our absolute SHAME. That any child should have to live in such poverty equal to that of any ghetto in any third world country on this planet. Pitiful.

And, that Americans themselves fight against their own interests to perpetuate such poverty on others just because they have a few bucks and a steady job that they think they may lose to those worse off than them is just sickening. Makes me ill.

Water is a human right. No one should have to pay for the water needed to live!

That was powerful. I've never read that before. So much of it applies to today, 168 years later.

From the Frederick Douglas speech 168 years ago today, July 5, 1852:

"You are all on fire at the mention of liberty for France or for Ireland; but are as cold as an iceberg at the thought of liberty for the enslaved of America. You discourse eloquently on the dignity of labor; yet, you sustain a system which, in its very essence, casts a stigma upon labor. You can bare your bosom to the storm of British artillery to throw off a three-penny tax on tea; and yet wring the last hard earned farthing from the grasp of the black laborers of your country."

The same hypocrisies apply today. Americans calling out other countries for human rights abuses while still committing human rights abuses here at home. Denouncing racism and religious oppression and poverty abroad while allowing it to fester here.

Feels like a new current generation of abolitionists is going to have to take this a step farther from what emancipation, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's was able to do.

Let's hope.

Thread: To All Let This Be Told
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 days ago

"Beware of Anti-Trump Republicans Who Endorse Joe Biden!" ... by William Rivers-Pitt:

caveat emptor ...

Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy" by 'Empire Files':

Note as "Abby Martin uncovers the facts about the war on Afghanistan, from the CIA construct of the 80's through today's senseless stalemate. Two decades, three administrations, tens of thousands of lives; it's time to #EndTheForeverWar ."

fiat lux; fiat justitia; fiat pax ...

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