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Forum Post: Inequality Media with Robert Reich

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 19, 2020, 8:30 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ
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"Our ultimate vision is a United States where active participation by informed citizens restores the balance of power in our Democracy and creates an economy where gains are widely shared."

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https://www.inequalitymedia.org/

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

Trump's sister criticizes him in secret audio recordings", by ICH & Agencies:

q. e. d.?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

not so secret anymore

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

https://www.inequalitymedia.org/

ps: neither is D/R Corp. duopoly!

multum in parvo...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

even with all that we have seen you still work to divide the left so the GOP can win, are you confused or are you an agent of the right? have you not seen with AOC that the way to change is by taking over the Dems?

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

U are the reactionary de facto "agent of the right" here - U D&R dingbaft! Now go get a clue ...

et fiat lux!

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

when you have no answer for your actions you reach for a link, you work to divide the left so the right can win, you are an agent of the right

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

So, d'U regard yourself as being "Of The Left" - frf? What about Biden ... is he 'of the left'?! Or is your p-o-v only influenced by "relativity" ... ie. JB NOT being tRUMP?!! Heard of the 'Right Shift' of the "Overton Window"?!!! Talking of "relatively", now here's an essay by one of the definitive compassionate & revered wise scientists of our modern age, for your consideration & curiosity:

It's extremely typical of your day time drinking grumpy ass to hate actual leftists but this is OWS dummy and I've many clear "answers for my actions" but as ever, they're wasted on your Duopoly Addicted RW ass and so of course I post with 'links', because I post through, around and over RW Democraps like U!

Are U prepared for the fight to come IF Biden wins? IF not & U rest on your RW ass .. it means U = RW, as "liberal" just doesn't cut it for The 99%, does it? Sadly Democrap Addicted Centrists - just don't get it!

et ergo - temet nosce!

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

your just so damn full of yourself Shadz, you scream out "duopoly" as if you have actually said something, why don't you say it plain and simple did you vote? did you vote for some shithead so Trump could win? or did you vote for the only person with a chance to beat Trump? or are those questions too tough for you to answer?

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

Do your ass-ertions have ANY evidence? Now here's Bernie Sanders, who used to be your guy too:

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

WHO did YOU vote for!?!

[-] 0 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

NOT for the Neoliberal Corporate Stooge & of course NOT for The Fascist either! Also fyi:

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 11 months ago

Does this person have a NAME? Are you so ashamed of what you have done you refuse to say? DID YOU EVEN VOTE?!?

[-] 0 points by ImNotMe (1488) 10 months ago

Still Stuck In The Past?! It's a New, 21st Century 2nd Decade frf, ffs! +

multum in parvo!

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 8 months ago

you've become no better than Grapes you just bark at the moon and spout out nonsense these days..

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

Really?! U are deluded! Get a grip! Compare & contrast me with whatever U want to call the b-s below.

Also note .. https://truthout.org/articles/pentagon-and-tax-cheats-already-cost-taxpayers-far-more-than-bidens-job-plan/ by Lindsay Koshgarian and finally, have U anything to offer USA's young people yet?!

ad iudicium?

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

Red China is secretly urging Ukraine to assert its territorial integrity in exchange for Ukraine's support for Red China's coördinated reunification of the Russian Far East { to assert its territorial integrity inherited from the Qing Dynasty } before Japan takes it over because Luhansk and Donetsk republics have been breaking away from Ukraine ( as Xinjiang, Taiwan, and Hong Kong allegedly have, too, from Red China.) Red China is such a great stabilizing force for the good of all peoples. Its CoViD-19 export stabilized most peoples everywhere by lockdown, isolation, confinement, and maskup.

Barking at the moon is good for all factsrnofun rabid souls ( modeled after Red China's wolf "diplomacy" ) who aspire to the magical power of the rite of the blessed water for Crime-ia. Russians want warm lands to live in: Turkey and Iran suffice. Even the resourceful Jews of the Russian Far East preferred to live in warm Israel ( which desert is still better than an annual long cold freeze, especially if one can simply displace the Palestinians with Jewish settlements funded with U.S. foreign-aid loan guarantees; this was why Obama was so upset with Israel by its continued expansion of Jewish Settlements onto Palestinian land despite U.S. wanting a halt.)

Hong Kong pushed through a similar water crisis as Crime-ia's around 1967-1968 when it had just grown too populous for living easily through the drought. A peaceful and successful resolution between its fucking and power-grabbing national parents allowed Hong Kong to continue to grow to its recent status as a global wealth city of Asia.

I uncovered Archimedes' "eureka" discovery, without his "streaking" to show my "endowment," by reading my Big Brother's high-school textbooks because Mom had taken over the big round aluminum/aluminium basin to store potable water which became available only for a few hours in days so I couldn't play with my guppies anymore such as setting tinfoil gum wrappers in various shapes and forms upon the water { all which were crushed enough to be just on the edge of sinking/floating would be equivalent to each other despite their different shapes and forms } to discover the crucial idea of the quantity of 3-D water-displacement volume. My before-lunch playing with a Chinese folding fan with a 2-D spread area made Mom, who was hand-rinsing soapy-washed clothes when I came back home from the dump and hugged her from behind, send me to Queen Elisabeth Hospital's emergency room. I still retain a certain reverence and deference towards the Queen since Mom's straightening up her back jammed the fan with its physical embodiment of concept of bivector i=e1^e2 =Jesus=+=A^†=j of engr, into back of my mouth !

"Colonial foie-gras e-duc-ation" couldn't get any more bloodily physical and yield more lasting memories than that. Socialism has its worth but only here and there ( i.e. free or nearly free health care and education of at least reasonably good quality, one or both may be opted out of if so desired,) not everywhere ( i.e. neither state-assigned livelihood nor passion.) Just look at what Mao Zedong's forcing the youth to "learn from the peasants" during Red China's Cultural Devolution had produced: a terribly poorly educated lost generation which learnt to admire the power of crazed authorities.

My kid's question was, "What could I have learnt from the pigs in their stinky sty swishing their Tails to drive away the flies from their rumps while I was standing there in my wet submerged shoes shoveling away their shit ?" I was speechless ( about the benefits of the anti-asthmatic aromatherapy for children; I need Xi Jinping to help me out with the propaganda for this kid about Red China's millennia-old Asian dominance arising from its profuse production of pig shit, chicken shit, and water-buffalo shit; shit, shit, and shit paved the road to world conquest ! get it yet, kid ? waterlogged rice paddies create anaerobic decomposition of carbon-rich organic matter which provides the energy to split a diatomic nitrogen molecule's triple covalent bond between its two nitrogen atoms for nitrogen-fixing microbes and plants to synthesize nitrogen-rich fertilizers directly from air's nitrogen gas; China has already practiced this flooded rice-paddy farming for millennia; its rapid modernization and conversion of farmland created a food-supply vulnerability; getting energy and food supplies via sea routes become ever more uncertain with its believing in its own self-aggrandizing propaganda to challenge the U.S. Military policing worldwide oceanic commerce; Red China's reaction is to go grab resources via land routes or from someplace close to home; Central Asia, Russian Far East, and West American Warm Lake thus became its national security target zones in a similar fashion as what rapidly industrialized Japan went through: aggression toward neighbors and global police; Kazakhstan, Primorsky Krai, and Vietnam and Phillipines are thus prime targets, with the first two somewhat blocked by nuclear-armed but rapidly declining Russia which national wealth garnered by its oligarchs has been going abroad to London for decades already; Russians, don't trust Russia ! Even Putin himself doesn't.. hahaha.. { Russia's weaker neighbors not in NATO shouldn't, either, because Russia likes to create disputes to prevent former U.S.S.R. countries from joining NATO: look up how well Georgia, Moldova, and [East] Ukraine have fared--high unemployment, then little employment, then low population remaining behind; formerly prosperous regions became ghost towns once trust has broken down } good economies are based upon trust so the prognosis for Russia is down, down, and down as there is no so-called "deep state" pushing back against its rogue Dear Leader as there was in the U.S. under our Trumpery regime; note that I didn't mention Taiwan due to my deference to "cultural differences" such as sex scandals in the U.S., fist fights in Taiwan's Legislature, and amphibious war across the Taiwan Strait; all of which are domestic assault-and/or-battery violence but being pro-life, I prefer reading juicy sex stories more than mass amphibious-war casualties in the news; except for the Thucydides' trap between the outgoing dotard Trumpery and incoming Biden-Harris vaccine resulting in Trumperian physical assault and battery upon our Capitol, the U.S. tends to be more "civil" than physically "violent" in politics; Trumperian me-thane can escape bidirectionally from the mouth vomiting as well as the anus having diarrhea due to its raw CCP-like правда power ) but it was an epiphany.

I don't mind it a bit if our corrupt billionaires, the Marcos and the Shahs, should fly to Red China to get their superior terminal care. It's their human right. I haven't griped about France's having granted political asylum to the Ayatollah who subsequently plunged Iran into the lost decades of strict theocracy. It's human right, too. I frankly think that Iranian women look far more attractive without wearing their religious garbs' "fashion from millennia ago" ( as I had a somewhat crudely illustrated Bible showing clad women in their ancient time ) but I am a male so it's biblical. Mainland China used to have the most beautiful exquisite and modernized body-hugging embroidered-silk sensuous and comfortable clothing for women ( Mom unsurprisingly preferred this style; you'll understand immediately if you just feel your hand running it softly over the silky fabric.) Our shantytown's smoker carpenter lost his beloved embroidered-silk blanket to my adopted Grandma and my Mom's successful joint effort using it to put out the fire on the window curtains in his apartment/flat next to his nightstand ( which supported the ashtray in which he left a still smoldering cigarette butt he hadn't completely snuffed out when he left ) and bed, without using any water. It's just too bad for him. Don't smoke. Smoking habit is a haunted revenge from Original Americans' ancestral spirits for having exterminated them.

I have owned two model boats: a small mechanical-wind-up-spring-powered whale-tail-like-pedal-action-propelled iron-sheet boat ( a birthday present whose motion broke down due to the spring not being springy anymore after much playing; I liked taking broken things apart to find out why they had failed because I had a typical old-time male attitude of "taking matters into one's own hands" before the rise of toxic algal blooms on store shelves of cheap imports from Red China often favored by the "use-and-dump little women" who counted money and didn't care about durability: fix the broken if we can because they have lost their functions so there isn't much more to lose except for the effort which may yield a lesson as "a journey is the destination" and "men, aside from mortality or dementia, never get lost because we just take inordinately long scenic routes at times" ) and a white-and-a-bit-decorative-light-blue-painted carved-wood electric-battery-motor-powered-propeller yacht ( a prize from my Big Brother who had promised at a store's shopping display window behind which the foot-long model yacht was put that he would gift it to me if I could rank as being the best in my class by school-year's end [better than all forty-five other pupils].) Reading textbooks was a superbly efficient way to understand how our physical world works. Archimedes' buoyancy principle impressed me. Another eye-opener was the phlogiston vs. oxygen comparisons in regard to theory of burning and rusting ( of Novo Rust-ia ! )

Phlogistons were attributed to have negative weight, like helium-filled balloons in air, to explain why rusted iron nails held in a test tube stuffed closed with a cotton ball, weighed more than they did before they'd rusted. In geometric algebra, quantities ( area, volume ) are "oriented" and may similarly be negative.

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

Democratic Party is resistant to being taken over, as you've already seen twice, despite what they advertise as their open-primary policy. Bernie Sanders has already lost twice in his bid for the nomination.

Even when Obama got in as the President, it's the Democrats who colluded with the Retardicans to defeat his agenda. Obama was frankly over his head dealing with the financial crowd lobbying his administration. He was so concerned with putting the sickest patients' bills on the taxpaying public that Obamacare had to unravel on its cost basis. The traditional American way of dealing with insurmountable financial distress is through bankruptcy. ( Our President's motto was probably, "To go bankrupt is glorious !" because he has reportedly declared bankruptcy for six times already. Maybe the seventh will be his greatest of all. ) Besides, the correct way to cut down medical care costs is through preventive care largely by the people themselves. Few automobile mechanics can fix extremely abused or already rusted-through cars. Having the taxpayers pay for the bills just shifts and increases the costs. It doesn't solve the excessive cost problem. On the other hand, the same amount of money can be used with far more returns in preventive care such as free childhood vaccinations, possibly school-based for parents' convenience.

Let us say a school has 400 pupils. Our current way to get them vaccinated is for the parents to make >400 phone calls to make the doctors' appointments, have at least one person possibly taking off from work to drive to school, pick up the child, drive the child to the doctor's office for a visit, wait for the doctor to become available, accompany the child when the doctor comes in and asks about the purpose of the visit, wait for the doctor to call a nurse who will find the vaccine, the disinfecting alcohol pad, syringe, and come in to jab the child. The parent then returns the child to school and possibly goes back to work. The process takes at least two to three hours for a needle jab. Multiply that by 400 and doctor's fee, nurse's pay, receptionist's pay, etc., the car's gasoline and depreciation, the parent's lost time from work, etc. Repeat this process for the easily dozens or more jabs needed for a full regimen of childhood vaccinations and costs add up fast !

Oh, I haven't even touched upon how a needle jab's associated costs are to be paid for via credit cards, phone calls to process the credit cards to inquire about the creditworthiness of the cardholder, validate the card as being still valid, etc.

The benefit is that the child gets customized doctor's service so in principle, it's safer for the child if there is some important adverse reaction possible. Most parents however already know of these reactions about their child so asking them first can remove most uncertainty.

The Democrats just didn't know how to run the country. I'm not saying though that the Retardicans are any better because they simply refused to run the country. It anyways pretty much amounts to the same thing, approximately one hundred years retarded relative to Hong Kong { where I was born above the Crystal Palace which was flanked by the Azure Dragon } ( some people still don't seem to know why wearing masks can curb infections and act accordingly; not everyone of us needs to be the flagstaff of our country ! By my childhood "holey sitty on a bluff," there was a cock (faucet/tap) that spewed out all of our shantytown's clean municipal water which we drank; it was "pissing in the wind" alright; we all loved it as long as the "water" wasn't golden colored. )

I sort of understand why such medical care retardation is tolerated in the U.S. Most U.S. citizens believe in American exceptionalism which the British in Hong Kong could've told the U.S. the fallacy of such belief because they had learnt their very hard lesson in the 1920s as far as contagious diseases were concerned. There is no such thing as British or American immunity.

Medical specialists see things closeup and say people are very different ( there are indeed very powerful genes around in the human genome such as the SRY gene which tends to make a person male instead of female ) but on a national genetic level, there's no significant difference of contagious disease susceptibility but culturally there can be a vast difference which is fortunate indeed because cultures can evolve very rapidly to deal with a deadly contagious disease. For example, there was little resistance in West Africans against quarantine regiments ordered by their more trusted Cuban doctors backed up by the U.S. soldiers. That very peculiar American contingent ( Cuba in the lead working with the U.S. as blessed by Fidel Castro himself: "Of course we can work with the Americans." ) hit home the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak so behaviors changed. I haven't yet seen a country of Übermenschen whose apparent immunity to CoViD-19 outbreak thus far wasn't due to cultural but to genetic factors.

My spiritual godfather was in the business of helping to prescribe medicines to the suffering masses, building medical clinics, hospitals, housing orphans in a converted temple, etc. It's a business alright ( without the believers donating, these things couldn't be done as easily; what's possible begins with what one believes is possible ) but it's not quite the same as most other businesses.

We have many options beside the vote. You're just too docile to know of these, I suppose. My guess is that you're mostly U.S. bound and haven't lived with the peoples of very different cultures. Authoritarianism/autocracy is much more prevalent away from the U.S.A. and other peoples do deal with them in their own ways.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

The nation has also shown a resistance to change, do I need to outline the case really? Would it be your position that we not attempt that as well? You say there are "other things" I support those as well, but if you then don't vote or vote for some impossible chance to "make a point" then EVERYTHING else you do is worth NOTHING with that one screw up you have done more harm than any protest could ever accomplish. It STARTS with voting, it doesn't end there, voting smartly to KILL the GOP is the least we can do, but it is also the most important thing we can do. If you have lived in other places then you know they take voting very seriously as a rule.

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

The GOP is for "the Losers" so it's dying anyway. People should support the right-to-cough-free "covfefe" states forming the base of the magical degreasing dirt-cleaning GOOP.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

and here I thought you wanted to be part of something, to help bring about change, but you say the GOP can die on its own, you have no interest in helping it along? then why the hell are you posting here?

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

My Mom taught me an important policy: 不打落水狗 Don't beat a dog which has fallen into deep water. She excluded the cheaters from her leniency, though. Fudging a school grade report warranted a butt-spanking ( yes, it was Biblical: "Butt, butt, I think I understand. Butt, butt is holding Jesus' hand !" this was yet another baby boomer special besides Coppertone(R) suntan and skin peels; having nearly illiterate parents has a special benefit, though, full "academic freedom" as long as it's not graphically obvious to all ) after she had been stood up bragging to the neighborhood children ( who were her son's ¡classmates! ) how well her elder son did in school. She discovered forgeries upon close examination.

It often makes little sense to corner a drowning dog. If the dog drowns, it wouldn't have mattered anyway whether you have helped it along. If the dog doesn't drown and you've tried to corner it to death, it may very well come back gnawing after you.

Here's one way which had worked for both the U.S. and Japan. We commemorate our past so we never forget but we don't want to harbor rancor in the present so that it may poison our future together. As Lincoln had said, "With malice towards none, and charity for all."

PeKing dealt with protests against corruption in this way in 天安门广场/天安門廣場/TinAnMen Square, building the new Great Wall of blood and flesh with the CCP-paid-for bullets largely fired/started by the "乡下人/鄉下人/country folk" of the so-called "People's" "Liberation" Army ( or more correctly, the Political Oppression Army.) Poseidon/Neptune beats "unsinkable" aircraft carriers into Peaces. May Peace be with the CCP. It's no anti-Sinicism. The CCP needs to learn that calcium carbonate of the reefs broken up to create the artificial islands dissolves in acidic seawater ( carbonic acid is exported en masse by mainland China to the seas nearby--just ask Hong Kongers how bad the air in Hong Kong got.) I could have told these hillbillies that my Big Brother's secondary-school Chemistry textbook showed the formula for dead-reef dissolution. Read, Duh, Books ! "Man over Mother Nature" and "Man gets fucked !" The biggest brutes were Stalin and Mao because they believed this dopey "Man over Mother Nature" stupidity and tried to ¡carry it out! and became the Motherbefuckers.

Hitler could not apply for this title because Nazi Germany was a fatherland and he was no homosexual -- he ordered rounding up and murdering homosexuals. He might qualify for being a Fatherbefucker. Modern Germans will probably agree with that more appropriate title.

Here is Moscow's statement of how fascists are to be dealt with in the Russian way.

Yeltsin used tanks to bombard the White House ( note how Russia blamed other countries for provoking unrests: CNN cameras were in place to record; there were unknown snipers; etc. CNN is a news organization, duh ! The best news organizations have recordings of most significant { or otherwise } happenings.) The Bolsheviks used bullets { and axe to hack the "die-hard" maruta } on the so-called "last" Czar, his family members, and attendants.

The French used the highly efficient guillotine, amenable to the public-stage display of industrial mass executions.

There are many import options. There are also export options ( Sarah Palin could "see it" from her place ! ) possible according to Juche.

The U.S. supports Juche state sovereignty to prevent World Hell Organization from investigating our bioweapon factories installed in most of our homes ( French homes have fewer of these so it probably caused French women to stay younger-looking by making hot showers and baths difficult and therefore they do these less frequently than the corresponding American ones { Americans score a point for providing for possible and convenient cleanliness, though, because frequent washings with soap and/or detergent reduce germ growth -- e.g. after each sweating event, one should take a shower and wash the soiled clothing because sweat provides nutrients such as proteins for bacterial growth and there are indeed some nasty bacteria around;} environment affects health and beauty which is indeed largely skin-deep; high-latitude-region-residing women tend to have better younger-looking skin due to their less sunlight exposure; how to preserve a plum from turning into a smoked or dried plum { a prune } is a good guide for how to preserve a beautiful body; it's also possible to do the same by extreme melanin pigmentation of the skin so old-aged { though rare due to much socially imposed stress on dark-skinned people shortening lives } black beauties can exist despite their much sunlight exposure.) Open Skies Treaty violates our privacy of Defecation.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

of course I forgot you're here to bark at the moon..

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

"There is gold in them Pis." The spiritual meaning of the Halloween-blue-full-moon-2020 includes: "[T]his year's full (blue) moon conjunct Uranus on All Hallow's Eve will prove it."

Florida is an excellent place to start a tropical-fish aquarium on a golf course ( it can support guppy herding which was my childhood hobby.) Florida has carbonate sedimentary deposit, similar to that under the sinking unsinkable aircraft carriers.

The "unsinkable" (British-owned many-American-upper-crust-passengers') Titanic sank on its Maiden voyage (with the "Man-over-Mother-Nature" hubris barging through an iceberg field,) portending the ending of the empires.

"And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha."

"There is but one freedom\ Man running along\ Each step that he's taking\ A step to his soul

The passion and courage\ It takes to be there\ The spirit of freedom\ Alive in the air

Whenever the running man awakes\ To challenge to glory\ He knows he can turn the key once more\ To unlock the soul"

Look down upon ( i.e. watch ) the sounds of the [worldly] body (觀世音/观世音/Guanyin.) In Seldane(R)'s case while ignoring the body, even eating a grapefruit could kill you. After having sexual intercourse or safer yet in these pandemic days masturbation, there's often heavy breathing and improved dilation of the air passages into and within one's lungs. It may be due to norepinephrine's action so epinephrine such as in Sudafed(R) may alleviate air passage blockages causing human lungs' reduced blood-oxygenating capacity such as from CoViD-19 or due to allergic reactions constricting/blocking airways. Masturbation is a possible everywoman's and everyman's solution, especially for the [¿poorer? improvisational, or emergency-situational] ones without access to Sudafed(R). Sometimes watching pornography (yep, British India's opium saved lives, too) and the concomitant therapeutic masturbation could save the lives of the ones who feel, "I can't breathe !" Air passages might need to be expanded to ease breathing.

It's good to have a repertoire of options to be used in different situations (e.g. opium extract stopped rampant diarrhea associated with global travel and likely Imperial Japanese Army's bioweapons.) Benjamin Franklin's "rarely use venery..." needs to be expanded a bit to include "improving breathing" lest one suffocates and dies of asphyxiation, perhaps from CoViD-19. Wank for life, for [sexually reproduced--the vast majority of lifeforms'] life came from and still is in the Fuck.

Al-Shabab ( the boy ) in Mar-a-Lago can turn Florida into a genuine battleground "state." The U.S. will save a lot of money by bringing global terrorism to fight on our home turf. America [is targeted] first. Business people such as China's will be next. The first Chinese overseas military base close to the U.S. one nearby shone lasers at U.S. military pilots so Redfuckgina obviously wants to remove the U.S. so that it can be targeted first. Redfuckgina wants to sport the Target(R) logo and obviously loves to do the Big Fuck [Ups again, and again, and again, and again, and again...] Al-Shabab/Shabaab or al-Qaeda/Qaida in the Florida, Shandong, or Liaoning Peninsula sounds rather genuine.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

so many words. so little connection

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

"Fly on wings of the wind" Prince Igor - Lyrics (Natasha Morozova) madprofessor.

"Fly Away on The Wings of The Wind" (Heymaey Flaminica) Prince OF Darknez.

Can you tell the direction of time? Forward, backward, or otherwise from the last video? Were the clouds in the background of the video recorded in the morning or near dusk?

In this pandemic, on land Siberia offers the largest amount of space for social distancing. My Dad was saved from a previous pandemic ( more than a century ago ) by being cast away to live with a fishing family in the sea and ocean where it wasn't crowded and they ate the fish they caught and other seafood to survive. Most of his siblings who weren't cast away died by the pandemic. This was why the fear of pandemics was etched deeply into my lineage's memories. Been there. Died that. My Dad was the only one amongst all of his siblings who reproduced successfully because he was largely the castaway, most mobile one who heard ( from others [ the knowledgeable ones ] during lunchtime, teatime, bar/pub time.. -- basically antique "social media" of those days,) saw, and "swam" like my herded guppies in the current of the times flowing round and round in the big round aluminum basin in which I took warm water baths as an early-grade schooler. ( Dad tried hard to get very far away from the Japanese invaders--he got to Newport News, POW camp near Hamburg, Capetown, ¿Madras?, Hawai'ī, but ended up in Greater Yokohama, next to Tokyo across Tokyo Bay, Japan of all places possible ! helping the Americans and Japanese rebuild what the Americans had destroyed; it's an irony; couldn't we all { including Imperial Japan's militants, of course } have just done without all of that bloodshed and war damage by changing our minds instead? It seemed rather silly. Dad got a chance to get very far away indeed from the frontlines fighting the Imperial Japanese Empire but became a captive of Nazi Germany fairly quickly in northern Europe because he was associated with the British. It was as absurd as a global pinball game played upon him being the pinball or it was even hilarious if not for the very seriousness of the matter.)

To ease breathing, taking Sudafed(R), eating citrus fruit rind ( I like oranges so orange rind was most available to me; Dad's soaked lemon rind from brewing his tea isn't available anymore because he is dead; the lemon rind was rather bland after soaking so I harbor doubts about its efficacy as a decongestant; kumquat rind is sweet and fragrant but kumquat isn't as available as oranges and there isn't much rind anyway, same for tangerine; rinds of orange, lemon, tangerine, and kumquat were safe for me to eat; orange was most available in quantity and worked, ) inhaling a steroid such as Albuterol(R) ( used for treating asthma by dilating air passages, ) or purer oxygen from an oxygen generator, and/or sex/masturbation can/may help, based upon the availability.

Surviving a CoViD-19 breathing difficulty is mostly about getting sufficient amounts of oxygen via the erythrocytes ( erythro=red, cyte=cell so red [blood] cells ) in the blood to each of the body's cells so there are indeed many different ways. Choosing the best way is up to everyone's particular capability and circumstance. The brain which supports much of a person's personality and identity dies within a few minutes without oxygen because "life is electric fire burning slowly in water" and oxygen supports the burning.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

all life is a virus

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

Most males' life is about fucking. Apparently, there exist males who forego food in order to fuck till death "do them apart."

As a virus isn't a process, it's lifeless, by definition ( as "life" requires a nonzero rate of burning.) Some males qualify as viruses ( i.e. a bit of genetic material wrapped in a proteinous coat ready to be injected into a cell without much else; form follows function in the case of the phages as well as the male human genitalia.)

I've discovered why God frowned upon Onanism which involved coitus interruptus. Onan denied his brothers' widow to bear a child from him so that he wouldn't have to give up his brother's wealth to the new child. That's evil intention, a form of covetousness, explicitly forbidden by a commandment. God wasn't necessarily frowning upon coitus interruptus per sé.

If God were actually frowning upon the physical act of "spilling his seeds," including masturbation, God should be very angry and strike at most pubescent boys because they often don't have 100%-efficient sperm transfer into a girl or woman and yet they produce sperm every single day so they have to "spill their seeds" or "re-absorb their seeds." In fact, God forbade fornication and adultery according to the Old Testament. Pubescent boys who don't commit fornication and/or adultery are thus condemned by God for less-than-100%-efficient sperm implantation. That's absurd.

I think what'd really happened was that in the olden Bible-writing days millennia ago, having an heir was very important for a society to survive because death rates were very high. Having offspring who would fill up all the earth was thus codified into the Bible as a blessing and a promise from God. Anyone who has actually seen how people live where they nearly "fill up all the earth" doesn't count it as a blessing from God ! They are often in total agreement with the so-called "promised" inhabitants ( who in at least some cases were by-produced in pursuit of getting a male heir, often in inhospitable environments { it's probably why Islam permits up to four wives for a man in order to have the better-off men soak up the womanly byproduct to promote the social good in an austere [desert] environment as women also need livelihoods; austere inhospitable environments often favor the men who tend to be physically stronger because they have been subjected to heavier pressure from evolutionary selection; the Y chromosome doesn't provide much shielding if at all to any defect in the accompanying X chromosome so males don't get second chances unlike females who have two X chromosomes so they may still get a second chance if there is a defect in one of the two X chromosomes; another example of evolutionary selection producing survival quality is the Arabian horses with their exceptional stamina needed to reach the next faraway oasis in a desert to drink water } think of why Moses had so many women who were siblings to each other to choose from to marry.) Matter consists of fermions which obey Pauli's Exclusion Principle and people have matter. People can't be squished together too tightly. Nazis' concept of Lebensraum derived its authority ultimately from Pauli's Exclusion Principle. People worldwide all largely need and want the same things but how these are obtained and distributed matter a lot, whether through fighting or cooperating with each other.

Here's the Big[gest] Ancient Human Idea: cooperation produces far more goodies than fighting [ but unfair distribution keeps on pushing people away from cooperation towards fighting due to their having become stagnated in the extremes such as in the Hong Kong unrests. There IS the so-called Islamo-fascism. There IS ALSO Capito-fascism, which is problematic. Both forms originated in the expectation which arose from their early exponential growth. ALL exponential growth must eventually yield to the S-curve growth's plateau due to finite resources of a particular type defined by the technology being used but technology can be changed with new knowledge--aside from the China/India border conflicts, we seldom use rocks to clobber our enemies so we have largely left the Stone Age behind but we still use highly refined and processed silicon made from tiny rocks called sand to clobber our enemies in cyberwarfare so we are in the Refined-Silicon Age with a very different technology based upon new, universal, and fundamental knowledge { "action is quantized" so very small actions' graininess is significant and these actions are discrete in values with forbidden ranges inbetween } being used. ]

Families were the quanta of [ the food and protection for sex, nurturing, and assistance ] cooperation [ between males and females ] underlying the rise of all humans ( fat enabled us to survive and become smart as our brains are mostly pounds of fat.) Prostitution probably arose from God's promise to Abraham for his offspring to fill up all the earth. How can males try to carry out God's promise then? By filling up all the vaginas available, of course, in order to grow offspring to fill up all the earth. This created the first occupation: prostitution, as females needed to obtain the life energy necessary for themselves and their potential offspring. Prostitution threatens the integrity of families, the fundamental social unit. It's therefore often despised and/or regulated by most societies.

I wondered about the origin of the four pounds of gourmet chicken butts my Big Brother and I had gone head to head to compete to eat. We were the odd family ( local Hong Kong people didn't eat chicken butts but Mom processed them with technology to remove the glands and flavor them before frying them ) driven to the edge of starvation in East Asia ( no longer East Africa as the paleo-anthropologists' East-side Out-of-Africa theory says ) and started eating the gourmet discards collected from the butchers ( thanks a lot for the fatty donations !!! I erroneously thought that Dad had come home with much money for Mom to buy so much chicken butt--it really came from the butchers' generosity; I also remember loving the heavenly aroma of fried pork rinds and eating the oily crunchy morsels; the same butchers probably gave Mom the pork rinds; then there was the lard-and-salt-flavored rice I made; I loved them all--I had surrogate [fat-providing] "daddies"; Dad later on told me that he used sesame oil instead of lard on the rice and it was a classic ) probably much in the same vein as the early humans ate the discards of the predators in East Africa's newly formed savannah to gain excess calories to support bigger brains.

Fat was for a very long time a prestigious sign of wealth ( yes, despite our plumpy but not quite enough, realDonaldTrump { it's so sad for me to see his sunken cheeks after his recovery from CoViD-19; my kid abhorred adults pinching plumpy bouncy cheeks of children so having sunken cheeks may actually confer an advantage for avoiding pain; it's still good to avoid "surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, of Mobile Army Surgical Hospital near DMZ in Korea" Alan Alda who'd pinched cheeks } trying to catch up, Kim Jong-un is the realBillionaireKim ! Birds of the same ilk can flock together cheerfully in Gangnam Style. The wildly popular K-pop BTS may get a bit of slack in their military enrollments. Our former [ beloved ] New York Mayor Edward I. Koch used to make cameo appearances in shows and do hosting, such as for "It's Saturday Night Live !" )

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Consider: "Democratic Timidity & Repeated History." by Robin Leigh:

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