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Thread: Time to absolve student debt.
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23538) 2 days ago

Forgiving student debt is one thing Biden can do without the permission of Manchin or Sinema. But,will he do it?

He promised that he would forgive $10,000 per student. Biden has not gotten much else done but this he could do all on his own.

If he doesn't, Bernie Sanders should sweep in and run against him in 2024. Well, he should run against him anyway.

In Alabama the penalty for getting an abortion after you are raped is more severe than the penalty for the rapist.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/alabama-abortion-law-rape-sexual-assault-punishment-835583/

"How States Like Alabama Protect Rapists Over Women and Girls

New law would punish doctors with up to 99 years behind bars — decades more than the maximum sentence for those convicted of second-degree rape"

Pretty messed up!

Thread: It won't end well.
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23538) 2 days ago

Bernie for President, 2024! He needs to run third party!

The failures of the Democrats to come together to get anything meaningful done of late has left one more opening for Bernie Sanders to run for President as a third party candidate.

Americans have had it with Democrats and Republicans!

Bernie Sanders should run again, this time as a 3rd party candidate.

Clearly, the Republicans are a bunch of nutjobs.

And, becoming clear is that the Democrats are a bunch of do nothings who can't agree about anything, whether on purpose or not, they are not a functioning party. And, they align over and over again with corporations.

Bernie could pull it off in 2024 imho. He's still sharp as a tack and what difference does age make anymore? None.

Thread: Sane Responses to Covid 19 are Possible
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23538) 2 days ago

Meat Loaf died of Covid, was anti-mask and anti-vax.

https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-covid-meat-loaf-died-seriously-ill-20220121-isurmazc4ze4fm6oehakzloefe-story.html

How bad is the American school system that so many don't seem to understand what an airborne virus is?

How bad and selfish are the American people that so many can't seem to be bothered to wear a piece of cloth over their face to protect others and themselves!?

All too much really. What a friggin' waste.

Thread: "Why Bernie Sanders (Still) Matters" by Seth Ackerman
[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 3 days ago

I have already written off Bernie Sanders. Demonkrapts don't know how to govern so it doesn't matter whether Bernie be there or not as an old fogey warming the seat.

You want me to delve into this issue which I had wrestled with many decades ago. Here it comes: abortion of a fetus is highfrequencytimes a murder beyond the first several weeks after the implantation of the zygote onto the uterine wall. Independent viability doesn't enter into whether a human life should be terminated. If that were so, comatose people and the ones on oxygen or ventilators would be terminated by the withdrawal of life support.

There is no mention at all of abortion being a right in the U.S. Constitution, for the simple reason that the Founding Fathers couldn't even imagine the medical procedure.

Murder is highfrequencytimes wrong and explicitly stated to be so in the Ten Commandments of the Holy Bible: "Thou shalt not kill." The Founding Fathers were mostly Christians so they would likely disapprove of most abortions on religious grounds. The U.S., though founded on a Christian basis is a secular state ( originated from a breakthrough to saying a shared-in-common prayer to the Almighty One which overcame sectarianism: E PLURIBUS UNUM.) Murder is certainly implied to be allowed in the Constitution. What's a militia good for ? Murders. Is a U.S. militia always non-murderous ? No. Aside from our murderous armed forces, the U.S. is the only developed country where the death penalty for felons is practiced. I subscribe to murders to prevent more murders. I support our armed forces worldwide although I don't want them to go amok. Death is just the complementary bookend of life. Where there's life, there's death. Abortion is a kind of planned death for ( or assassination of ) a potential fully fledged human being.

The several states had given rise to the U.S. Constitution and the federal government so the residual non-delegated powers should and do remain with the states. Roe v. Wade had been decided according to constitutional procedure decades ago so it carries the weight of a Supreme Court precedent ( in English Common Laws' tradition because the thirteen Original Colonies were English ones.) Texass' attempt to circumvent Roe v. Wade sowed chaos by having citizens, not the state with the non-delegated powers, enforce the law via lawsuits. That'll be vigilantism to be resisted at all costs ( Ah know, Ah know, three Justice seats of our Supreme Court had already been stolen by the dying White Supremacist GOOPy Party so... Eeyore, it's yet another joey co.prolite ) in order to defend Liberty, against the creation of a citizen-secret-police state. The DDR was a modern example of what we need to steer well clear off of ( for a still-breathing example, see the ne'er-do-well-for-decades-already ¡zero-CoViD-case! hilariously sad, 》das Liedland 《 DPRK.) I like DDR's national anthem but as with most contrarian Communist things, setting neighbor against neighbor is what peoples under Commie regimes actually get, but NOT the fruit of their labor, thus making "work sets one free" a mockery and a blatant socialist lie. 》Die Frucht der Arbeit gehört dem Arbeiter. ( 勞動成果屬於工作者, 工作讓你自由。) Arbeit macht frei.《 立木斤禾口 = 新和。A New Peace.

I therefore take the conservative position that we should leave Roe v. Wade decision alone ( which safeguards the access of a fetus bearer to legal medical practice all across all of our states; the decision was not well informed by the coming-only-in-the-later-decades biological monitoring improvements but it has certainly prevented many fetus bearers dying from unregulated procedures so it has well-proven prolife merit ) and not call abortion a constitutional right simply because it's not there in the U.S. Constitution or any of its later amendments.

It seems that I as an immigrant to the U.S.A. knew more about civics than power-wielding native-born U.S. citizens. Maybe it's because I had actually wanted to know and understand what I was pledging allegiance to, what to uphold, and what I was signing up for. I had a conscious choice to make. By my parentage from two neighboring provinces abutting each other and speaking with different dialects, I am ethnically Chinese ( I learnt to read great volume of books including many scientific ones and some literary classics after I had learnt to read Chinese characters and prose; knowing even earlier 26 alphabets×2 named pictures of things per alphabet = 52 named things plus a few more English vocabulary words and some plurals didn't qualify me as "reading [American] English;" the erroneous typographical vocabulary "jungle-jim" showed that I was learning in kindergarten American English as the targeted language because in British English, it would have been a "climbing frame." ) By birthplace's state ownership, I am Ching/Qing. By birthplace's jurisdiction, I am British ( National Overseas.) I could pledge allegiance to Peking/Bei Ping/Beijing, Nanking/Nanjing or later-on Taipei, Victoria of Hong Kong, London, and/or ¿Bixi? "Do I want to give up all of these to become a U.S. citizen ?" That was the question I had answered. Mom's limerick-like verses started with accusing Dad of being a "cold-blooded" animal, like "a snapping-turtle deity" with a sexual appetite when he called the other ones present at the time ( Mom and I ) "[temperature-]hot people." I had just discovered a cold patch on his belly and said so aloud, as he had probably grown a layer of insulating belly fat there.

gobbledygook -- by a native, native male bird ( not the inflationary gobler of cereal shat by that migratory heat-seeking "American-guinea foul" ) . . .

ad judicium ad absurdvm ad infinitvm

Note what Cashmere stated what had worked in turning him around. He was living in a neighborhood where even New York Police entered with trepidation as speeding bullets are [can't-see-or-spare-blue] color blind ( "violence is the universal language" even understood eventually by any diehard rogues; all lives matter.) Don't worry much about accidentally getting to East New York because it's a very long subway ride away from NY city center. One has to be dozing off and being unconscious for a long while to reach it ( a ¿severely overworked? New Yorker just conked out and slept leaning upon fellow passenger but that only happens seldomtimes.) My childhood shantytown in Kowloon was similarly beyond the joint terminal station of the number 5 and 11 buslines ( I was told that one number looked like the hook of a catty balance used in the market and the other was like a pair of legs so if lost, I wouldn't get onto a wrong bus coming home.)

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

"Abortion is a constitutional right - period. If men were the ones giving birth, I doubt that this would be in question. We must stand up and defend a woman’s right to control her own body. We must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade - as the law of the land." ... from this tweet:

How many paragraphs of utter reactionary gobbledegook are U going to spew in reply now grapes?

ad iudicium?

"Remembering Antonio Gramsci":

"Antonio Gramsci was born on this day in 1891. We remember his revolutionary life and his contributions to the struggle against capitalism."

respice, adspice, prospice et per aspera ad astra!

Consider: "Workers don’t set prices, bosses do! And they do so on the basis of maintaining the greatest possible profit margins!" - from ...

omnia causa fiunt!

Note: "There's a Mass Palestinian Grave at a Popular Israeli Beach, Veterans Confess"! ... by Adam Raz

"The Israeli veterans of the 1948 battle at Tantura village finally come clean about the mass killing of Arabs that took place after the village's surrender."

fiat lux et fiat justitia!

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PS: The idiot below's reply is now comprised of a 2 x 3 line paras reply as of 13 hours after posting! However, I am only alluding to this in order to try to prevent another irrational screed being spewed!

"Class Struggle defines most of human history - Marx got this right!!! It is not a new story. The rich, throughout history - have found ways to subjugate and re-subjugate the masses. And the masses, throughout history, have cyclically awoken to throw off their chains." - from:

respice; adspice; prospice!

Thread: "Why Bernie Sanders (Still) Matters" by Seth Ackerman
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 days ago

"America’s New Class War" by Chris Hedges:

"There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the Special Metals plant in Huntington, West Virginia, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Northwest Carpenters Union, Kroger, teachers in Chicago, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, fast-food workers, hundreds of nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

"Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States. Over four million workers, about 3% of the work force, mostly from accommodation and food services, healthcare and social assistance, transportation, housing, and utilities have walked away from jobs, rejecting poor pay along with punishing and risky working conditions. There is a growing consensus – 68% in a recent Gallup poll with that number climbing to 77% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 – that the only way left to alter the balance of power and force concessions from the ruling capitalist class is to mobilize and strike, although only 9% of the U.S. work force is unionized. Forget the woke Democrats. This Is A Class War.

"The question, Karl Popper reminded us, is not how we get good people to rule. Most of those attracted to power, figures such as Joe Biden, are at best mediocre and many, such as Dick Cheney, Donald Trump, or Mike Pompeo, are venal. The question is, rather, how do we organize institutions to prevent incompetent or bad leaders from inflicting too much damage. How do we pit power against power?"

et veritas vos liberabit ...

He forgot to exercise Voluntary Apartheid. Burqas and hijabs are also instruments for the vulnerable ones to exercise Voluntary Apartheid from the porn-starved animals' evil eyes and more, in order to promote societal tranquillity.

Since the 2001 Sept. 11th attacks, the U.S. hasn't conferred and upheld national citizenships but non-suspect ones only ( dark-skin-toned ones need not apply -- conforming to Originalist English Common Law's precedents; to be fair, dark-skin-toned ones can apply for diversity immigrant visas; being disease-free with full-spectrum immunization such as having been CoViD-19-boosted shortly after 6 months of the last full-CoViD-19-vaccination shot is preferable; although much of the western U.S. was a cemetery made by the Yellowstone supervolcano's eruptions, most people migrate to it to live, not to die; we are already quite self-sufficient right now with cadavers to support our domestic non-foreign funeral homes well.)

"The IDF Killed a Palestinian US Citizen (80 years old & so . . .) Why Is the US Doing Nothing?!"

fiat lux et fiat justitia!

Thread: Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

Note - "The irony is that after spending his career as a conservative Democrat, Biden’s agenda is being thwarted by his own supposed allies. He ran as a creature of the Senate - who could force Republicans to support some of his most ambitious plans due to his decades in elected office. Now, he can not even whip support - from his own party. If the Democrats had not spent decades doing everything possible to disempower the left and the party’s activist base,Biden might actually be able to advance his legislation. Unfortunately, for the millions of people in the United States ... who stand to benefit from Biden’s stalled plans, that has never been a priority for the modern Democratic Party." - from:

So - anything to say frf?!

Consider "Restoring King" - by Thomas J. Sugrue:

"On MLK Day we remember the real Martin Luther King Jr., who was far more radical than most who celebrate his legacy today."

verb. sat. sap.!

Thread: Sane Responses to Covid 19 are Possible
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

"Genetic Risk Factor found for COVID19 Smell and Taste Loss, researchers say" - by Sarah Sloat:

"Six months after contracting Covid, as many as 1.6 million people in the U.S. are still unable to smell or have experienced changes in their ability to smell" & U$A approach to mass reflects 1st Class Stupidity!

ergo - fiat lux!

The U$A had a mentally ill person arrive from England & within 2 weeks - he'd obtained firearms and ammunition & died making a violent political attack on a synagogue in Texas!!! So much for "Homeland Security"!! WTF?! I'm NOT a fan of Oblahblah however, this is rather rational:

NB US citizens are actually far more terrorised by each other & their guns than any nutjob from abroad! However this is a Truth that can NOT be said in the "United States of Amnesia" (Gore Vidal) Fkn Crazy!

fiat lux et ad iudicium?!

"‘Dark money’-funded ‘persuasion machine’ raised record funds from secret donors before launching 2022 effort"! by Anna Massoglia:

caveat!

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