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Posted 1 month ago on May 8, 2019, 8:26 a.m. EST by agkaiser (2315) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Conservatives are accusing Dems of a power grab. Gerrymandering isn't enough cheating to gain power for the GOP, they have to slow Dems by projecting. If it weren't for projection, Republicans would have no vision at all!

So what else is new?

Civilization is the story of ruling elite classes that measure the progress of our human community by their increases in wealth.

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2315) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

If it weren't for Brown v Board and Roe v Wade only banksters, billionaires, CEOs and their upper middle class sycophants [or wannabees] would vote for conservatives. There would be no Republican party!

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2315) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

There are 2 kinds of conservatives. Liars and the fools who believe them. Most are both!

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

''Why America Is Moving Left'', by Peter Beinart:

''Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.'' - Also please

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22865) 1 month ago

Moving left is the only way we're gonna get stuff. Like, healthcare for all, free public education, retirement, infrastructure, protection for the environment, higher wages, you name it. If we move right, we'll never get a damn thing!

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

"Joe Biden is the Hillary Clinton of 2020 and it won't end well this time either''!, by Arwa Mahdawi:

multum in parvo?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22865) 1 month ago

Truth. Give the people Joe Biden and they WILL give you Trump again.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33742) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Give the people Joe Biden and they WILL give you Trump again.

& is Exactly why, that when the Dem party establishment goes to screw Bernie again, "that" Bernie MUST continue the run this time as an Ind Dem & take all who are like Him "with" Him!

If the establishment structure of the Dem party insists on standing in the way of sanity - then the sane must leave the party & start their own!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22865) 1 month ago

Joe Biden is a Bad Bet.

https://www.thenation.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-economy-2020/

But, of course, a Biden candidacy is probably a good bet for establishment Democrats who stand with the wealthy, corporations and warmongerers and who prefer Trump to any of the other Democratic candidates, most of whom at this point, are to the left of Biden.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33742) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

(edit) Joe Biden is a candidate that the wealthy feel safe with as Joe won't represent the middle class nor the working poor nor the simply poor - he will cater to the wealthy few.

Biden is another sHillary = lip service to get elected and then all campaign promises to the general population are null and void.

As such - he will also fail - as the people who support Bernie and the agenda this country desperately need, will refuse to vote for Biden just the same as they refused to vote for sHillary!

So

Bernie MUST continue His run for the Presidency as an Ind Dem, if the Public is gonna have a chance to vote for Him and start the necessary changes this country MUST Have!

EDIT:

The wealthy few who are destroying this world feel so safe with Joe that even wealthy Republican Donors are giving to his campaign!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22865) 3 days ago

Biden is another Hillary. Bingo.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33742) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 days ago

With ALL of The Crap in Biden's Past - one would think that he would be the last choice for anyone to consider voting for - even (especially?) running against the Criminal-N-Chief! & yet He is the New Darling of the DNC! Which says a lot about why the average citizen has NO TRUST In Gov & it's Establishment Parties!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22865) 2 days ago

Dem establishment will take Trump over Sanders and until the Democratic Party electorate opens their eyes to realize this we may just end up with another 4 years of Trump!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33742) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 days ago

(edit) If we end up with another four years of Trump. . . then any sort of democracy will have died and this will be a much more violent country

EDIT:

Replying to @DKAtoday @SpeakerPelosi

@SpeakerPelosi If we end up with another 4 yrs of Trump because U refused 2 impeach Him & t @DNC tried 2 force Biden down our throats & he loses. This will become a much more violent country! Defend the Rule of Law as well as the continued existence of democracy = IMPEACH Trump!

https://twitter.com/DKAtoday/status/1142876903310798850

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

"Democrats need a leader who can puncture Trump’s populist con and lay out a bold vision and agenda for change."

It's not just Democrats but all others worldwide. Trump is simply too mentally antiquated to "lay out a bold vision and agenda for change." Biden is probably the same. Obama did a layout but the (aptly named for retarding our National agenda for their treasonous and sleeping-with-Red-China partisan gains) Retards cut him off at his knees. The Blue Dogs gnawed at and feasted on the knifefall. It was much more than a lost decade for the U.S. because Bushit ran a trainwreck down a ravine.

I only see and hear some good ideas from the younger members of the Left. I count Bernie Sanders among them because we need a dose of democratic socialism to rein in and counterbalance the excesses of many decades of rampant corporate kleptocracy impeding the common good (Why did Los Angeles have such terribly dirty air? Cheap oil and lobbying there by the maker of buses - GM or General Motors - captured its government so it built freeways instead of subways (not so for New York.) Jam, jam, jam, I was flying into a reddish brown soup-bowl of smog there!) Bernie is not mentally antiquated. New York was special, on a higher-level of evolution than others because the far-flung subway system connects newbies and experts together like nowhere else and the culture of the U.S. is so informal that newbies may even mingle with Nobel-prize winners. Open societies innovate and achieve breakthroughs faster. Even the Mongols' conquest of eastern Europe could be said to have created an openness in European societies (yeah, there was a rich and powerful superpower semi-locked beyond the steppe, the deserts, the high snow-and-ice-capped mountains, the arid and cold plateau, etc. in the Far East/East Asia called Cathay/China to learn from and trade with,) paving the way for Europe to rise to global dominance and conquests (we are still wrestling with the aftermath of European Colonialism which started retreating after the Great War/World War I but Imperial Japan didn't get the message that conquering and pillaging were no longer cool so World War II had to be fought in East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean to modernize the Japanese mind which had grown resentments towards being discriminated against as a victorious Yellow nation awarded with no booties despite having defeated the White country of Russia so it spearheaded the discrimination in the opposite direction, with some Indians long oppressed by the colonial Brits joining the Japanese "freedom" fighters.) Of course, there are other cities that even surpass New York in scale and connectedness but they don't have the informality and openness. Silicon Valley pops to mind as a potential exception (not on the scale and diversity though) because it possesses the informal and open "traitorous" culture and even has the advantage of good climate relative to New York. I saw and heard people mingling in street café there.

When everyone tries to get their "free" way, no one gets the "sub" way so everyone stews in the orange marmalade.

When a longtime Manhattanite took me to ride the subway at the first time, I was greatly impressed by how fast and convenient it was without much waiting at redlights at all. Sometimes on a subway ride in the years when New York was in living Hell (but with Dad not travelling for his work, our family was happily together as one in full employment and study, before its splintering colonization phase started,) there was even underground music from "the Godfather" and "Cats." The convenience of subway was in great contrast with the difficulty of my hauling groceries home bumping with the street curbs: turning the heavy and fully loaded shopping cart around, waiting for redlights to change to green, lowering the cart down the street curb onto the street, pulling it to cross the street, turning it around, lifting it up the curb onto the pedestrian pavement, pulling it on the pavement, and repeat up reaching another street. Manhattan was chock full of street curbs after street curbs! I was quasi-disabled.

This street curb hindrance has largely disappeared in New York. When the disabled people are enabled, the quasi-disabled ones who are far more numerous benefit greatly, too. Although I don't use a shopping cart to haul groceries anymore, traffic congestion was eased because the cut-away pavement and ramped curbs allow deliverers who operating handtrucks to clear the roadways faster.

Yeah, a teacher at a school for the deaf, Alexander Graham Bell, had the obssession of trying to help his hard-of-hearing mother but even we the vast majority of the not-so-deaf people have all benefited greatly from his inventing the telephone which is essentially made of hearing-aids combined with a telegraph. It vastly improved our modern living.

Can you guess why my Big Brother paid for the installation and the monthly rent for a telephone and its service at our home soon after he had started working and received a paycheck? The other "dog owners" (young women) wanted to talk with him on the telephone! I think that he probably understood the social message after some had asked him for his "number" but he could come up with none to fix it. I understand his blushing because what could I have brought up about on-campus streaking myself? A friend told me about having spring-break fun streaking in Florida but this was years later, too late to relate as a "decent" answer to the sensuous company.

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

''Requiem For An American Dream'' ... + NB: this is one of only a few free to watch links for this doc.

^this^ is an Essential Doc.Film, for all who care about America. The problem is way bigger than Biden!

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

Regarding the federal deficit issue from 'the coming generation war':

"The experience of Japan suggests that, so long as interest rates remain low enough and the demand for government bonds high enough, difficult fiscal decisions can be postponed for much longer and public debt accumulated to much higher levels than conventional economics led us to expect."

I disagree with the statement above because Japan is a savings-intensive country, directly opposite from the U.S. which is a consumption-intensive country. Japan has its domestic savings to buy up its own government's bonds and it has been in a GDP-depression for decades so keeping interest rates low did not lead to inflation which triggers capital flight. The Japanese Yen was a safe-haven currency for hedge funds during financial turmoils for a long time despite Japan's owing a huge amount of debt to its own citizens who actually could not do much to cause a major financial panic in Japan by liquidating their bond holdings en masse. The Japanese Yen does not have the global reserve currency status that the U.S. dollar has. What will the Japanese do with the Yens they get if they cash in their Japanese government bonds en masse? Invest them overseas and take on the currency exchange rate risk in retirement? Remember that Japan is rapidly aging demographically due to its low birth rate so more and more retirees need Japanese Yens for consumption in Japan. Besides, although the U.S. has very high nominal corporate income tax rates on corporations, the taxes are largely minimizable and evadable by playing an overseas shellgame to give overseas profits their quantum property (when you see them, they squirt elsewhere, not where you have looked.) I doubt very much that Japan has a very wealthy (by and large "the ..... t..sh" who get Lippenbekenntnis don't count except during elections) ruling party in power which creates more tax loopholes (tax expenditures to stimulate the economy, create jobs, spur investments and research, equalize taxing inequities to ease tax burden on the drones so that they can get more access time for fucking with the Queen Bee and donating the fair share via an MBA-magical-and-chivalrous act to the nobly busy and beknighted child worker bees via inflation-indexing adjustment, bail out the "win-win-win" but tax "lose-lose-lose" losers, etc.) and cuts the budget of the tax-collecting government agency to make sure that the fat Cheshire Cat can laugh aloud on the very very tough but holey income tax and/or tariff wall. It seemed to me that unlike the U.S., Japan was fairly aloof from global financial markets' turmoils in how quickly it had responded to global news as the World turned. Japan is "insular," not as global as the U.S.

The U.S. is opposite from Japan. We probably have the wealth in our rich people to buy up most of our government's debt issues, too. However, they are globally financial-literate and have gone around the World before with overseas investments (and to evade taxes by moving capital to offshore tax havens near the U.S. such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, etc.; the former British Empire's colonial possessions, the last one being Hong Kong, are favored due to the shared language of English; of course, their tax laws' leniency on U.S.-based customers matters but their being lax is quite understandable because most goods are often more expensive on an island than on the coastal land of a continent so islands need to offer something special such as tax breaks; however, for the well-to-do and/or the criminals, secrecy and exclusiveness outweigh the cheapness of goods), unlike many of the Japanese. When the U.S. keeps interest rates too low, their flight capital shoots away from the U.S. at nearly the speed of light (figuratively speaking but actually the capital is being accounted for overseas so the capital "flight" is just correlated account-balance adjustments, done in units of the global-reserve currency of the U.S. dollar). It can cause a financial panic. All instabilities, financial or otherwise, begin as opposing forces growing to counter each other and eventually slipping over and past each other. The trick to unwinding growing instabilities is to shore them up for stability via a different means and gently reduce them in magnitude. Once they have achieved small magnitudes, ease away the temporary means.

We cannot count on our rich people's patriotic loyalty to keep their capital in the U.S. In fact, the current trade war with Red China stems precisely from this flightiness of the capital of U.S. corporations and wealthy individuals. They would rather employ cheaper labor overseas to maximize their own profits than to keep their fellow Americans employed. They also keep their accumulated profits overseas rather than paying U.S. taxes to repatriate the profits while hoping for yet another tax cut.

Outwardly, the Chinese and the Japanese look rather alike because other people had mentioned to me the difficulty of telling them apart. However, I could tell them apart from afar when they had come in a group. Chinese tourists were often dispersed but the Japanese ones stayed close together. I believe that it's due to cultural training.

Individually, I can still tell them apart by listening to their speech. The Japanese speak phonemes much faster than the Chinese, probably due to their language Japanese having lower information content per phoneme than that of the Chinese. Do U.S.-Americans behave more like the Chinese or Japanese? I think that we behave more as the Chinese do -- we don't stick together. Akin to the Chinese languages, English has an unusually large vocabulary. Even after my decades of using English, every now and then I still encounter English vocabulary words which I had never encountered before. It seems that English has at least one very specific word for every combination of ideas. Its vocabulary is not particularly mathematically "orthogonal" relative to German's much-compounding-word vocabulary, for example. Maybe it's because English has stitched together the vocabularies of many different languages due to its having many starting fabrics to make a big quilt.

Island nations close to continents tend to have etymologically diverse vocabularies. England has been invaded and invaded others many times.

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

"The Democrats are rapidly becoming the party of the young — and the consequences could be profound.''

The article above was mainly authored by Niall Ferguson - who is actually a RW reactionary & defender of the Psycho-Crapitalism & Necro-Economics of Neoliberalism ... YET U, have picked a line & an issue in the article in order to blowviate your extensive & reactionary opinions .. based on little else other than generalizations based on your subjective reading of history, propaganda &, what you regard as possible axioms but what I may well regard as B-S! I say ''may'' - because I have not fully read your overly long & digressive reply above. Now don't gripe grapes .. but short and succinct and 'to the point' has real value!

multum in parvo?

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

All three branches of the U.S. Government are either under the domination of or being incapacitated by the Right (i.e., the Retards.) Most of what you have listed will therefore not happen until 2020 at the earliest if at all. Meanwhile, listen to the countdown to "Daisy" before the election.

The Retards had stymied the U.S. from making national progress on anthropogenic climate change for at least ten years already. We are all strapped down to ride this Hair-Scheisser thing to our children's magic-mushroom-filled future fortified with Strontium 90 and Cesium 137.

The predictions from climate model more than a decade ago included:

More frequent and powerful storms in or near the Gulf of Mexico - check.

Receding shorelines in low-lying coastal areas - check.

Numerous and vastly more widespread wildfires due to droughts in the West and the West Coast - check.

More frequent and intense drenching of the Middle section of the U.S. - check.

Many bad things have already happened but the Retards are still pretending that the happenings were just random events. We hold this truth [a statistical "fact"] to be self-evident: that 90% of our citizens are more intelligent than our average citizen. Our U.S. Government sings "Daisy" to our citizens who had been moving both left and right while being strapped down (Joe Biden started the tradition of stuffing the U.S. Supreme Court with "the Immoral Majority" of "the pubic hair on my Coke" genre.)

We can travel through our time portal to visit Laika, the Soviet Union's heroic space dog.

What does Leon Susskind's Universe being a hologram say about Tankman of Tiananmen Square Massacre? Isn't it unsurprising that YouTube is banned by Red China (to preserve the walls of the funky dark cave for growing Red-Chinese mushrooms for "the beautiful letter" ξ Xi)? Red China protects the world's peoples' freedom from the truths with 歹戏 Dai Xi. Only societies on a higher-level of evolution can tolerate peoples' freedom of expression. Yeah, I am patriotic on this. U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! I back up my First Amendment right to freedom of religion, the press, association, assembly, petition for redress, and free speech with my Second Amendment right to bear arms (it doesn't mean that I oppose arms regulations; we regulate alcohol, cigarettes, automobiles, driving, etc. for our common good so arms are not exempt, either.) Of course, there are also other countries on our level of evolution but happenstance steered me to "I am American," and also by my choice ( I was lured by my Dad's promise of having running hot water in the bathroom, chickens at every meal, a diverse racially tolerant immigrant society {Noticing our German Telefunken wooden-cabinet black-and-white vacuum-tube and cathode-ray-tube television set and Siemens' stainless-steel-drum-and-lock-ring-on-glass-door side-loading clotheswasher, I suggested emigrating to Germany but Dad shot it down with "Germany is not an immigrant country," likely due to the difficulty of gaining legal German residency for our family [Dad had switched his connections to the U.S.A. and the British Empire and our connections with Germany died with Grandpa] and Germany's Nazism before and during WWII which had almost killed him but for an old [graceful] German cultural relic "Vergiss nicht, dass du ein Deutscher bist," and definitely not due to the German people or their craftsman culture with which my Grandpa had previously worked,} and cultural compatibility -- knowing English being the most important for transcending with ease ghetto boundaries on a quilt of U.S. neighborhoods; loving Coca-Cola, orange juice, chewing gums, and ice-creams also helped although they hurt my milk teeth as I had not yet learnt from the discoveries of my hero, Dr. Pasteur of France; although Mom had already given me a toothbrush and an orange-colored plastic Ovaltine cup to brush my teeth with, I had not yet connected the sugary treats and my Big Brother's "license-to-roam" tributes to my toothache. Yeah, know thy toothache's origin and in advance, seek prophylactic measures to take, such as using a blind trust to encapsulate {a concept also central to Christianity for repentance} prior private wealth to prevent a potential contagion/blowback from the new life of public service. Just because something is a very pleasant brotherly ¿bribe? to roam doesn't mean that it won't turn into a pain in the mouth later if one doesn't brush one's teeth clean after eating the sugary treats. Ships also have separate watertight compartments to avoid being sunk in a mishap. Values matter. I learnt from my childhood days encountering the bombs while walking to school the importance of never "kicking a can down the road" despite my childhood hobby of playing football/soccer. 》,,Morgen, morgen, nur nicht heute,'' sagen alle faulen Leute.《 As a schoolkid who had figured out what death was by attending an elderly relative's funeral and burial, I decided to become a procrastinator regarding doing my homework because I would get one extra day free from doing homework -- yeah, it was a terrible idea! I've never won that bet. Probability poked unnervingly into my kiddie life. Understanding anthrogenic climate change may elude those people not knowing probabilities but like my kiddie experience about doing homework, curbing the magnitude of the changes must be tackled NOW! For example, buses in a city can run on electricity by being recharged at bus stations when they are waiting to pick up or discharge passengers. Then a well-bus-served city may justify an automobile-free zone at the city center where people can mingle and connect rather than sitting in traffic jams inside of their metal boxes. )

Time is a bivector that can be distorted by a spacetime rotation of the time axis to admix with a spatial direction through a motion of an object or observer in that spatial direction.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33742) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

So what else is new?

Exactly! The Republican Party has been running Austerity Programs and Worse on the General Population for decades!

Then when the Shit Hits The Fan - they Blame it ALL on the Democrats!

& the Democrats are so timid , that they let the Republicans get away with it!

No one looks at actual voting records - nor do they look to see who authored legislation and then pushed it through! So - yeah - a lot of Dummies buy the lies and swear by them! The Dummies!

But AGAIN the Democrats let them get away with this SHIT!

I really have no faith that the Drumpf will be Impeached - because, all the Democrats have on Him, Is The Smoking Gun in His Hand and Lots of Dead bodies with bullets from that smoking gun in them!

They probably will fritter away the opportunity to tear down the Bastard!