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Thread: hello...is there anybody in here?
[-] 1 points by grapes (4890) 12 hours ago

Gentrification is a big problem for the long-time residents of a neighborhood. Ghettoization is also one. Both create domestic refugees galore. I'd been caught in both types so I felt them firsthand.

Corrupt money of politicians from overseas are oppressive here in the U.S. Corrupt practices of politicians here in the U.S. are oppressive in creating both ghettos and gentrified neighborhoods here in the U.S.A.

Thread: hello...is there anybody in here?
[-] 0 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 day ago

''Myths of Globalization: Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang in Conversation'':

dum spiro, spero ...

Thread: Universal Health Care
[-] 0 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 day ago

So .. ''While Republicans in Washington try to take health care away from people, and a Democrat obstructs statewide single-payer in California ... legislators in Massachusetts last week introduced single-payer legislation in both chambers of the state House. What makes this effort unique, is the simultaneous introduction in both chambers of legislation to ensure health care cost control.'' from:

per ardua ad astra et fiat justitia ruat caelum!

''Grenfell - Bridge Over Troubled Water'' (Official Video)

TY for that powerful link. RIP Khadija Saye & RIP the 100+, some of whom may never be known.

They ''won't die in vain. Too many people care now.'' Neoliberalism & Austerity Kills People!

désolé.

Re.''Let us not forget Palestine and the dangers it faces with the Trump presidency'' and trying to touch on information that just can NOT be said on any US/UK MSM ... please try to consider this link:

Thanx for that strong Huff.Po. Link here. It too is full of truths that can not now be spoken about openly.

fiat lux ...

Yes ''Only through peace will we defeat terrorism'' but alas, the realities of US Syria / Iran / ME policy, almost defy belief ... unless one has access to the Non-MSM info! Here is some info from beyond the US/UK MSM veil ...

Finally bw, as you referenced Mr. Jeremy Corbyn in your reply above .. please do consider this re. Mrs. Mayhem in a somewhat lighter note than above: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47335.htm ;-)

e tenebris, lux ...

Sigh re."number of Trump supporters who still support him as he seeks to de-healthinsurance 24 million people. It's mind blowing." Also fyi:

Also thanx for your reply here .. http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-contrast-between-iceland-and-ireland-some-thou/#comment-1073254 - where you also reference "Stockholm Syndrome'' but in the context of Ireland and end by saying:

  • ''Maybe Enda Kenny's replacement, Leo Vardarkar, the first gay and half Indian prime minister will make some changes....''

Sadly bw, Leo Varadkar - despite coming from a background that may give itself to being superficially a pseudo/social liberal; in actuality, Leo Varadkar is The Bankers Bhoy and won't question Neoliberalism!

spero meliora ...

Thread: health care thralls
[-] 1 points by grapes (4890) 1 day ago

The BCRA bill has been delayed by Congress until after the July 4th recess. If Obama's version had taken more than 18 months, this version can certainly wait a bit for the constituents to review it. The only reason that I can think of why it had been rushed so much and previously shrouded in secrecy was that the Retard-I-Can'ts wanted to pull a fast one on the American people.

This BCRA name is rather traditional: "Better Care Reconciliation Act" really means "Worse Handling of Sick People to Save Money for the Tax Cuts for the Rich People Lubricated Passage(only 50 votes in the Senate required) Act." British English slang got the meaning of "Trump" correctly as "Fart" because it's noisy like a trumpet, hot, and it stinks. It's been temporarily driven back up the rectum due to the obstruction of passage from the excessive nuttiness(diverticulitis can be very painful and potentially deadly). There was the campaign promise that he was about to break but the yuuge orange carrot hadn't broken through yet.

Trumpanzia's Oval Office Hymn from the People's Temple

 Here I sit broken-hearted,
 Came to shit but only farted.

Beans, beans, my world is beans.

"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed -- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump," - 'one' Corinthians 15:51-52 of the globalized help hotline.

Thread: health care thralls
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33071) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 day ago

Kentucky holds Hearing On Health Care that Mitch McConAll refuses to hold in Washington http://kftc.org/hearourhealth
Will he lose his seat?

Thread: health care thralls
[-] 1 points by grapes (4890) 2 days ago

After having walked her dog and picked up its excrement from the pavement, Christina is leaving on a jetplane from the sickbay.

Thread: health care thralls
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1705) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 days ago

The NC article by Lee Camp claims that the rich live 15 years longer than the rest of us. Even if that's exaggerated, a few years are too many.

Four years is 5% of an 80 year life span. 0.05(326,381,938/80) = 203,988.7 Americans that the lack of quality universal health care is killing each year.

Terrorists can't compete with the insurance, big pharma and corporate med monsters, who operate their deadly fraud without real opposition by the Repucrats, who are wholly owned properties of the rich.

US population id "326,381,938 as of Sunday, June 18, 2017" http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/

Thread: health care thralls
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1705) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 days ago

Four years is 5% of an 80 year life span. 0.05(326,381,938/80) = 203,988.7 Americans that the lack of quality universal health care is killing each year.

US population id "326,381,938 as of Sunday, June 18, 2017" http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/

Thread: health care thralls
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1705) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 days ago

Still 27 million without insurance under Obama care. Trump care will almost double that.

Thread: The Dinosaur Threat
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1705) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 days ago

Yeah. And the Repubs were the liberals who elected Lincoln and ended slavery ... almost.

Thread: The Dinosaur Threat
[-] 1 points by grapes (4890) 3 days ago

Yes, indeed. They pretend to be "fellow Americans" but they hide daggers in their cloaks.

How else could we have gotten these "P.A.T.R.I.O.T." act(s) that bordered on being unconstitutional and repeatedly challenged in court as to their proper interpretations. F.I.S.A. court warrants were issued by the tens of thousands every year in secrecy without nary a blink. Our alphabet soup of intelligence agencies ran around blindfolded watching everything and hallucinating. It prompted conscientious people such as Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden to leak so-called national secrets. Anyone watching the news closely could have figured out that the intelligence agencies were running amok. In the pre-presidential-resignation Nixonian days, we had letters cut open and resealed. In these days with electronic information, the resealing has become unnecessary but the snooping obviously continues with a vengeance. It will be the greatest irony of all should the massive collection of SIGINT and the ongoing special counsel investigation bring down the Trump Presidency due to its allegedly treasonous collusion with the Russians (to sell out and betray Free Europe -- maybe I'm old-fashioned/antique enough to know of the sacrifices my father's generation had made to free Europe from Totalitarianism so I won't let you, Free Europe, down) after the 2016 Election and before President Trump's Inauguration. Okay, the foot-long pothole on West 57th street across from the Russian Tea Room next to Carnegie Hall may be patched but is it good enough?

Then there is the P.P.A.C.A. (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) that we have dropped the P.P. part in our national disourse. The Retard-I-Can'ts blocked it at every turn, dubbed it as ObamaCare, and deemed it Unaffordable. The competitive marketplace would have supposedly brought down the medical insurance costs for our people to make them affordable. That has failed so the Retard-I-Can'ts are desperately trying to repeal P.P.A.C.A. Okay, what's left of it if it would not protect the patients, it would not be affordable, and no one in power really Cares? Hmm, the government mandate to force the taxpayers to buy Unaffordable medical insurance from private insurance companies using the coercive power of the I.R.S. How much more screwed up could the U.S. be concerning this medical sector producing 16% of the U.S. G.D.P.?

Every civilized country knew that medical insurance was Not to be solved with the so-called competitive marketplace and adopted a national utility approach. (The U.S. was dumbass, uncivilized, or both, or even much unspeakably worse) They spend about half of what the U.S. does on a G.D.P.-adjusted basis and achieve better results in almost every measure of health benefit outcomes. Only the U.S. failed or refused to see the absurdity of bargaining while lying on the surgical table with the surgeon regarding the price of the openheart surgical procedure and threatening to bring in a cheaper H1-B surgeon from India.

Our medical care industry killed vastly more of our fellow Americans(my father amongst them) than ALL of the terrorists (Muslims or not) combined. Where did the opiod addiction epidemic come from? Oh, yeah, it's from Mexico, right, right, right? Let's send down our Gringos to clean THAT up for us!

Another thing Mexico sent us was tons of rapists, right, right, right? Oh, yeah, I saw Mexicans/Hispanics living in U.S. campus fraternities seducing our young women to drink to excess and raping them! Mexico must be a very immoral country, right, right, right? (Don't forget that our very Own homegrown pussy-grabbing TheRapists far outstrip the foreign kind in both numbers as well as deviousness - America First again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again. I'm sick of whinning already! Breathe in, and out, in, and out, in, and out) We must beg the Pope to exercise his moral leadership to clean THAT up for us!

"With God, everything is possible," said Jesus whom I believe. We have anti-Christs in the Cesspool.

Thread: The Dinosaur Threat
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33071) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 days ago

But - then again - the democratic party has never been so conservative as in the last couple of decades.

There is the correlation as to why the public has stopped supporting the democratic party.

Thread: The Dinosaur Threat
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33071) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 days ago

Yep - republicans in office = en-actors of DEMOCIDE (https://t.co/hPvVi77BO2)

Still to be fair there are more than a couple of Dems who are just as bad - sHillary and Hubby being two of em.

Thread: The Dinosaur Threat
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1705) from Fredericksburg, TX 4 days ago

Conservatives are fascists. Republicans and Libertarians are conservatives. They're more of a threat than all the Muslim terrorists combined.

Grenfell Tower & Finsbury Park are both symptomatic of neoliberal policies that push greed and fear. Keep the money at the top at all costs and keep the people in poverty and in fear of one another, kill them, even. It worked until now but I think we're beginning to see the awakening of the people.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/17/khadija-saye-artist-was-on-cusp-of-recognition-when-she-died-in-grenfell

She won't die in vain. Too many people care now.

Thread: Police State Beatings & Murder
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22725) 6 days ago

Charleena Lyles, RIP, needed healthcare. In particular she needed mental health care. She didn't get it. She got shot by police instead. Nope, they couldn't just taze her. And, like you say, right in front of her children they shot her dead after she called them!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/opinion/charleena-lyles-seattle-police-shooting.html?mcubz=0

We have to fight back so she doesn't die in vain and maybe the world will, in the future, treat her children better than it treated her.

Thread: The Dinosaur Threat
[-] 1 points by grapes (4890) 1 week ago

Do what is right. Do what is left. No one gets out of life alive, by definition. Be smart. Die broke.

We're bipartisan, aren't we? E PLURIBUS UNUM

In Gold We Trust.

Thread: The Dinosaur Threat
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1705) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

Grapes is right. They're roaches.

Thread: Universal Health Care
[-] 1 points by grapes (4890) 1 week ago

I know a lot about Trump and his family members so yeah if he thinks that he can go me one better, we'll certainly see who the dog is and who the wolf is. The final judgment is up to our people, of course. We deserve the government we elected but there are those who must "answer to a Higher Authority." It's on every coin and bill of the U.S.A., as prominently displayed as the "Allahu Akbar!" of others.

You must keep in mind that wolf and dog only differ slightly and actually came from the same stock(of rather cold places) so each can have a good match in the other. "I see what you see. I feel what you feel." Each has a mission to carry out. He knows what the globalized help hotline holds. It's where this world has come to -- '5.2.'

Stare at the eyes of the big dog perking up its ears sitting in the warm glow of the fireplace. What do you see? What do you feel? Is it wild or is it tame?

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