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Posted 5 months ago on Feb. 26, 2020, 10:30 p.m. EST by GypsyKing (8708)
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Bernie Sanders, with his win in Nevada, has sewn up the lead for the Democratic nomination. Those of us who were willing to back either him, or Warren, depending on which of them got the greater momentum, must now throw their weight fully behind Bernie Sanders! The window in time, in which it remains possible to prevent environmental collapse and geo-political disaster on this planet, is rapidly closing. There is no time for indecision. Those of us who were with the Occupy Movement in 2011 must all feel the sense of urgency fostered by the time already lost.
We must put humanity over profit, the living creatures of this planet over the demands of the human ego for wealth and power and it must happen right now.
Since the political events of 1968, there has been a concerted effort by the rich and powerful to discourage the common people's faith in democracy, by corrupting the American political process. What we need do now is prove them wrong!
We must light on fire for Sanders!!!

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[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (8708) 1 month ago

Well, here it is people! Hitch Occupy to the BLM movement, help to educate around the connections between the two, how the one is linked to the other, and the other is linked to the one and fly!!! I'll be seeing you on the other side.

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

So what are OWS, BLM & 99% Centered Orgs. - up against?

Just over an hour in total with Bill Moyers will illuminate A LOT!

Six years old but deeply appropriate once again. Please watch.

e tenebris, lux?

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

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

caveat emptor ...

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Portentous indeed but The Enemy is within! Inside the MSM!! And RW DNC!!! Want proof? Consider ...

From 1st Link: ''ANTI-SANDERS DEMOCRATS and Michael Bloomberg are raining attacks down on the frontrunner. This week on 'Intercepted' ... As Bloomberg launches a massive attack ad campaign against Sanders ahead of the South Carolina & Super Tuesday primaries, Sanders is now facing a multipronged battle against the most powerful political and economic forces in the country - (&) From Columbia, South Carolina, Rev. Jesse Jackson discusses the red-baiting against Sanders, offers his views on Democratic Socialism - and also suggests that Bloomberg should have run against Donald Trump in The Republican Primary. Rev.Jackson, who won the South Carolina primary in 1984 and 1988, discusses his presidential runs & Joe Biden’s claims of involvement with the civil rights movement.'' + Beware ... Ex-GOP Warren!

THE fundamental realization about RW, reactionary DINOs is that they'd rather tRUMP won, than Bernie did .. as they are all for the existing status quo of Oily/Oli-garchy, Banksters & RW Neocon Warmongers!

The tragedy of US' 99% has been to be 'Boiling Frogs' suffering 'Stockholm Syndrome' - but not for long, as the long awaited 'Mass Awakening' seems to be upon us!! IF DNC fk Bernie - 3rd Party Next Time?!!!

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

''Democratic Leaders willing to risk Party Damage to STOP Bernie Sanders''! from

''Interviews with dozens of Democratic Party officials, including 93 superdelegates, found overwhelming opposition to handing Sanders the nomination if he fell short of a majority of delegates.'' Spero meliora!

So of course "Bernie Beats Trump'' all day & everyday & twice on Sunday! BUT the sad truth, is that the Biggest Problem is The Corporate Co-opted & Controlled, Unrepresentative, Nasty, Treacherous, Scum; who are the Democrap Establishment & the DNC dicks, still in thrall to The DLC!! But WTF's that?!!! NB:

at spes non fracta!

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 5 months ago

Indeed, the enemy is within, but they will be defeated. The status quo is through in America. They just don't know it yet.

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

''IF DNC fk Bernie - 3rd Party Next Time?!!!''

Btw .. could've had that already after 2016!!

per aspera ... respice; adspice; prospice!

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 5 months ago

For some idiotic reason, Americans have never seemed to warm to third parties. I don't know if you're from here, or you've lived here for long, but the sheer intractability - the sedimentary ossification of the American mind is an awesome thing to behold! I know one thing for certain. It takes an avalanche to wake them up, and sometimes that doesn't even do it! It's as if we're mesmerized and in a way we are. We are all mesmerized by this virtual world we live in, so one must be clever and audacious to hope to break into that narcolepsy. But you know all that. Cheers

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

Warren was both GOP & Dem, just like Hellary Rotten Clinton because moving from one to the other is quite easy, when both represent the same Corporate Banker & War Machine & Inherited Wealth Class! Americans aren't idiots but have been Mind Managed to Manufacture Consent for their own servitude & that starts with mis-education & propaganda in schools & colleges & then the Corp. MSM take over.

All other things being equal ... Democracy itself will always tend towards Socialism, when left to its own devices because people will always vote for their own Collective Best Interests & so The 99% folk have to be manipulated into blaming & pointing fingers at each other, in order prevent them uniting & pointing their fingers upwards at the 1% Kapo Class & their 0.01% Oligarchy/Parasite Class Overlords.

Alas, "divide et impera / divide & rule" - is one of the oldest ruling class tricks in the book but these days the access to Social Media means the Billionaire Press/TV Corp. owners can't manipulate The 99% like before. Both US Dems & GOP were born as a '3rd Party' in reaction to the existing status quo btw - and finally on the matter of ex-Republican, Elizabeth Warren - please try to consider:

''A few weeks ago, Warren said she'd never accept Super PAC money. Now, she's got the biggest Super PAC after Trump! This is a stunning reversal from someone who - up until recently - regularly denounced dark money and corruption in politics. After this, how can anyone trust Warren?'' Answer is .. They Can't! By the way, there once was a time when Obama campaigned for Bernie Sanders:

et veritas vos liberabit!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 5 months ago

The open primaries and caucuses offered by the Democratic Party were just a ruse for dissipating the energy and preventing the formation of an independent third party with similar dispositions. The Democratic Party was by far the more racist party since the time of the Reconstruction after the American Civil War.

White supremacists were largely members of the Democratic Party. The Civil Rights [ and the police riot outside the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago ] Movement, Antiwar Movement, Black Power, etc. forced the allowance of open primaries and caucuses but this is not really genuine, as evidenced by the various candidates ganging up through endorsements against Bernie Sanders who is an Independent ( "not a real Democrat" ). After allowing him to run for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party is being disingenuous in rigging against Bernie. Which candidate(s) has(have) the concrete plan(s) for handling the COVID-19 invasion? Rally to Trump Thought, and the U.S.A. is pensed !

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 5 months ago

Bernie must win big so DNC can't steal it from him.

Vote Bernie Sanders tomorrow, 2/29 in South Carolina Primary and on Super Tuesday, Tuesday, 3/3 in the following states:

Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Maine Massachusetts Minnesota North Carolina Oklahoma Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia

Super Tuesday represents 40% of the American population. Do it for Bernie!

IF the DNC steals it from him, it will mark the end of the Democratic Party. 45% of Americans are Independents and along with Sanders' supporters a new third party, a People's Party will emerge.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

''Dr. Cornel West's powerful case for Bernie Sanders'':

verbum satis sapienti ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23285) 5 months ago

If you want grandkids, vote for Bernie.

This tweet from the young people over at the Sunrise Movement made me tear up this morning because of the fundamental truth it is telling:

https://twitter.com/sunrisemvmt/status/1236095054718144515

"Dear family, You say you want grandkids.

But our generation’s future doesn’t look stable enough for kids. Not with the climate crisis looming. Not with student debt crushing us.

So here’s the deal. You're only getting grandkids if @BernieSanders wins this primary, not @JoeBiden"

WE REALLY NEED TO LISTEN TO OUR KIDS

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

''Amazon paid $0 in taxes on $11 billion in annual profits. But it asks workers to “donate” their paid leave to others who are sick.

''Workers and taxpayers are expected to be generous. Corporate CEOs—even during a pandemic—can be as stingy as they want.''! - from this tweet by Bernie:

The young people of USA are way ahead of their elders & reject their b-s! Now they must vote & exhort dumb boomers to look past their 401ks & ostentatious purchases & to think about .. their own kith & kin!

per aspera ad astra ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 3 months ago

Banks can take the $1200 for debts owed to them in many states.

Massachusetts has ruled against this and is the only state I can find that has ruled this way.

Will journalists investigate and tell us which banks do this so we can remove our accounts from them? Time will tell.

Imagine taking money people need to buy food and medicine with to pay for credit card debt, personal loans, car loans etc. EVIL! Banks are evil!

https://prospect.org/coronavirus/banks-can-grab-stimulus-check-pay-debts/

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/14/beyond-predatory-trump-treasury-department-gives-banks-green-light-seize-1200

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/10/832069794/those-1-200-emergency-payments-are-arriving-and-debt-collectors-may-be-eyeing-th

From NPR: "If debt collectors can find money sitting in a bank account, she says, "they can just grab whatever money is in there, so it's really easy for them to collect their money that way."

OUTRAGEOUS! Get your money out before the banks take it if you owe debt!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

Because "Banks Are Evil!" (& write the laws they are subject to!) taken from your Tweet here:

Will explore your links later. Pls keep up with the very good work - here, there and everywhere!

et fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 3 months ago

We need a rent moratorium nationally, too, because landlords are evil too!

Read this advice to landlords on how they can collect rent during this crisis! Understand how their minds work so you can react to that and do what is best for you and your family.

https://www.realwealthnetwork.com/learn/8-tips-for-collecting-rent-covid-19/

Knowledge is power!

"Nearly a third of 13.4 million US renters, 31%, didn't pay their rent between April 1 and April 5." From:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/09/business/americans-rent-payment-trnd/index.html

People are not paying their rent, not because they don't want to but because they can't. No one wants to live so precariously.

Rent moratorium now!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Amazon paid $0 in taxes on $11B in annual profits" ... is the quote from one of your astounding links further up this exchange - that I'm still getting over!!! As such, I'd like to share this important ink:

"Banks can take the $1200 for debts owed to them in many states.'' is another killer quote that I could have quoted, as is ... "Nearly a third of 13.4 million US renters, 31% - didn't pay their rent between April 1 and April 5."!!! This already good thread .. is turning into one we'll refer to in future.

Re."We need a rent moratorium nationally" consider https://strikedebt.org/ because Your Not A Loan!

respice; adspice; prospice!

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

''Some of the richest people in the US have been at the front of the queue as the government has handed out trillions of dollars to prop up an economy it shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the billionaire class has added $308bn to its wealth in four weeks - even as a record 26 million people lost their jobs.

''According to a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies a progressive think-tank [a link below*] between 18 March and 22 April the wealth of America’s plutocrats grew 10.5%. After the last recession, it took over two years for total billionaire wealth to get back to the levels they enjoyed in 2007.

''Eight of those billionaires have seen their net worth surge by over $1bn each, including the Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos; Eric Yuan, founder of Zoom; the former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer; and Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX technocrat.'' - from ...

fiat justitia ruat caelum!

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2452) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 months ago

Conservatives, Libertarians and their billionaire owner/operators have no clue that concentration of wealth is a cancer that is killing the real economy that sustains the human race.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (4155) 3 months ago

Some people believe it is their inherent right to do the wrong thing, as long as there is profit to be made. The problem with libertarians - is you can't make people behave with morality or ethics - so if you wipe away the ability to regulate - presuming some idea that they will do the right thing in spite of the glaring repeated evidence that no they do not - then you have given sociopaths with money carte blanche to hurt others. (On the other hand poor sociopaths who can't hide behind a corporate entity or board generally find themselves in jail for crimes and the harm they cause). Wealthy sociopaths change laws to make murder legal and avoid responsibility for harm by removing themselves directly and employing others to do their dirty work. The ability to swing your fists ends at my nose. So if you pollute water, air, horde resources like oil, and land and having to much wealth is the cause - then that wealth absolutely MUST BE REGULATED. If those with to much wealth are using it to oppress and harm others including to bribe and lobby to change laws to their own benefit so that they receive legislation which allows them to swing their giant fists into our faces - then we MUST REGULATE AND STOP IT. WE MUST REGULATE WEALTH. Those who are too wealthy have proven time and time again they will use that wealth to monopolize markets, harm the public (air, water, pollution), horde resources, REMEMBER EPI-PENS? and all around make life difficult for the ordinary people - we must REGULATE WEALTH. What is more if that they have had more than 30 years to prove that somehow they would fix everything with their de-regulation trickle down philosophy. Everything has become much worse and the INDIVIDUAL has been far more restricted under their policies. DEREGULATION IS A FAILED EXPERIMENT AND AN UTTER DISASTER FOR THE INDIVIDUAL. The wealthy one percent has turned their money into a bureaucratic machine as powerful and corrupt as any Communist Regime in history - I would wager to say it is WORSE - because the hands of multi-national conglomerates have the power to reach their hand of control into every government across the world. While deregulation has turned their wealth into unimaginable gains - they have not used this wealth to do good for the meek of this world. While they focus on rocket ships to the moon - they have not used their gains to make individuals more free or cure the ills of society - but to create fewer and fewer options for survival or upward mobility. Their control of markets and resources and increasing shares have made it impossible for an individual to possibly compete against them. This de-regulation of wealth has proven an utter disaster for the individual. When these powerful entities swing their fists into our faces - we individuals are left with no recourse and no choice but to become cogs in the ever growing corporate bureaucracies and individual crushing machine that seeks to enslave us the same as any corrupt communistic system. Regulation and oversight keep corruption in check as does a free press. Regulation is the enemy of Corruption. Anytime you de-regulate oversight - then corruption blooms - whether in government or in markets, or with resources. Without oversight any system is vulnerable to corruption. And what do we mean by oversight? We mean protecting the rights and freedoms of the individual against systems that may bully or oppress their freedoms - it DOES NOT MEAN ALLOWING THE INDIVIDUAL TO BULLY OR OPRESS THE FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS OF OTHERS. We are meant to work for the benefit and greater good of a few elite one percent who control us - who control our governments - and who limit our choices and options - THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF FREEDOM IT IS OPRESSION BY ANOTHER NAME (LIBERTARIANISM).

As far as innovation? I see not one iota of innovation coming out of any of these nouveaux riche. Blindness, paralysis, starvation, pollution, cancer, birth defects, poverty, have not only not been solved but increased exponentially - what has any of their wealth brought us but war and misery, less choices, and less beauty. The narcissists of the world literally can not see beyond their own gains to live in the shoes and lives of the average person. Their concierge healthcare, their endless choices, the caged beauty they have for themselves - is out of reach to regular people. They stole the world - and they haven't a clue as they drown on the idea of their own grandiosity in the false meritocracy of their dumb luck and built in silver spoon safety nets - and TIME. Time that has been stolen from our lives, beauty that has been stolen from us - and TAKEN by the rich.

Being rich isn't a crime ...or maybe these days... it is?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

'With Millions Unable to Pay for Housing Next Month, Organizers Plan the Largest Rent Strike in Nearly a Century" ... because it needs repeating! Meanwhile, this

caveat!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 5 months ago

Postive view of socialism climbing in America.

CBS News Poll:

California: 57% positive view of socialism, 45% positive view of capitalism

Texas: 56% positive view of socialism, 37% positive view of capitalism

Who says Sanders can't win!?!

https://twitter.com/People4Bernie/status/1234147561830830080/photo/1

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 5 months ago

Vote out the establishment. Vote for the vision to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and corporations.

40% of Americans can't afford a $1000 emergency. Millions are uninsured. Millions are in student debt. Average pay is a low $27,000. Young people can't afford to have children or buy homes. And, we're heading in the wrong direction. Incremental change is simply not good enough!

We need the visionary, we need Bernie Sanders and the great big giant movement of millions of people behind him to turn this thing around and give us the decent life we all deserve.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

"If Bernie Sanders had simply demonstrated that it is possible to wage a competitive campaign for the presidency without relying on wealthy donors, corporate funders, or secretive PAC money, he would have earned his place in history.

''If all Sanders had to show for his two campaigns for the presidency was the greatest leftward shift in the political discourse since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term—putting not just Medicare for All but also the Green New Deal, free public higher education, fair taxation, cancellation of student debt, housing as a human right, universal free child care, and an unwavering critique of the billionaire class firmly onto the political agenda—we would owe him our gratitude.

''If his contribution to the debate on foreign policy never went beyond refusing to endorse trade deals that harm workers, denouncing America’s endless wars, and reasserting Congress’s control over presidential adventurism—and had not also included defying AIPAC and the Israel lobby, reminding Americans that many of those crossing our borders are fleeing dictators sustained by Washington, and maintaining his long-standing rejection of authoritarianism at home or abroad—we would still recognize Sanders as a prophetic figure.

''In this election the fundamental question is also the oldest one: Which side are you on? The Nation is on the side of hope, not fear. We’re on the side of radical change, not retrenchment and retreat. We are proud and excited to stand with the movements that have brought us to this moment and made this amazing, terrifying, exhilarating, and empowering campaign possible. And we are proud to endorse Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist with a program realistic and radical enough to meet the test of our time, for president of the United States.''

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 5 months ago

Sanders is a prophetic figure and how he's pushed the Democratic Party to the left is a victory unto itself but he's also continued the work of Occupy in awakening class consciousness in America.

I agree fully with that article in The Nation. The man deserves our utmost respect. Too bad the establishment and MSM can't give it to him. If they did, he'd be the next President without a doubt.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 months ago

Yes, Bernie "deserves our utmost respect. Too bad the establishment and MSM can't give it to him. If they did, he'd be the next President without a doubt'' but then also realize the truths here:

multum in parvo ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23285) 3 months ago

Not Me Us. Bernie Sanders has created and inspired a movement that will continue. And, it's especially important now that we're in the times of coronavirus.

We're literally fighting for our lives now. The failures of capitalism have been laid bare in this pandemic. Only socialist policies with checks on capitalism will pull us through!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

Note "The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism"! by Henry A.Giroux:

Yes ... "The failures of capitalism have been laid bare in this pandemic. Only socialist policies with checks on capitalism will pull us through" so the selfish psychopathy of The 1% must be taken on!

et veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 3 months ago

What will be the new normal? Post COVID19 surely there will be more automation as this article fears:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/30/coronavirus-disruption-automation

With more automation, and we're already doing it right, what will happen to workers? We're meeting on Zoom, taking classes, teaching classes, working from home, all online during this pandemic which is less than 2 months old. We've learned how to shop more online, even getting some groceries that way. What will the world look like post COVID19?

Certainly, the need for a Basic Universal Income has never been stronger. But, a basic income isn't something that a government ruling us under neoliberal ideology is likely to ever bestow upon us.

We will have to fight for it and in the end overturn this evil ideology that has created policies that have ripped away our social contract as well as having mind managed the masses of people to go along with it even though it is against their best interests.

From https://truthout.org/articles/the-covid-19-pandemic-is-exposing-the-plague-of-neoliberalism/

"Americans live in an age when neoliberalism wages war on the public and inequality is recast as a virtue. This age supports notions of individual responsibility that tear up social solidarities in devastating ways. This is a historical moment that puts a premium on competitive attitudes and unchecked individualism, and allows the market to become a template for structuring all social relations. The social contract has been all but eliminated while notions of the public good, social obligations and democratic forms of solidarity are under attack. This is a form of gangster capitalism that speaks only in the market-based language of profits, privatization and commercial exchange. It also legitimates the language of isolation, deprivation, human suffering and death."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 months ago

"Virus Triggers Capitalist Crash!" by Prof. R.D.Wolff:

"Why capitalism - especially in US - failed to prepare for or cope with a virus thereby enabling it to trigger another crash of capitalism."

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 1 month ago

Colossal failure of U.S. capitalism to prepare for this viral pandemic according to Prof. Wolff.

What we need now is job sharing, shorter work weeks, environmental protection, universal basic income, universal healthcare, equality in education, housing and food access and investment in infrastructure.

We need a society run democratically by and for the people, not corporations and the wealthy.

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

"Treasury sent more than 1m CoronaVirus stimulus payments to dead people, congressional watchdog finds!" by Erica Werner:

Why? How? Because the old and dead are more likely to be RW reactionary GOP voters?! Holy Fk!

verum ex absurdo?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 2 weeks ago

Second Stimulus Payment Now! We need ongoing monthly payments to sustain the people who have lost their jobs, especially.

32 million Americans missed their rent or mortgage on July 1.

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

More than 51 million Americans have filed for unemployment.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/More-than-50-million-have-filed-for-unemployment-15412510.php

If we aren't going to lock down all together, as a nation, and end this pandemic, then the government has a responsibility to ensure that people have housing and food, at a minimum, healthcare too!

We need regular payments and medicare for all, now!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 1 month ago

35 mill have not received their stimulus checks! Yet they sent 1 million to dead people. Unreal!

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/35-million-stimulus-checks-havent-been-sent-out-who-is-waiting-for-money.html

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 5 months ago

Most families are socialist. Ein Volk, ein Land, eine Kultur.

Someone fetches the water to fill the cisterns, including the annexed one of Grandma's. Someone takes out the garbage. Someone empties the filled-up chamber pot...

Someone pulls down the pants to spank the buttocks of the one who talks with prejudice or hasn't fulfilled one's duty. The shimmering rainbow-colored slipper was "the golden apple of strife" unless one understands what "innocent until proven guilty" means and insists upon it as Mom demands. Otherwise, Mom spanks.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8239) from Phoenix, AZ 6 days ago

Are you back? I haven't been here in awhile...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 5 days ago

Welcome back, we're still here despite its being awfully quiet for a long while { at least for me }. When there's not even any echo, one knows through echo-location that it's a truly vast void.

Due to the Black votes in the South, Sanders is a lost cause. The Demonkrapts just won't have anyone from outside of the party to become the party's nominee although they clearly espouse that they will. The U.S.A. will also be a lost cause, no matter which major party's candidate wins because Moscow Progress stands in the way.

The best thing we can hope for ( war stimulates economies a lot ) is to destroy and strike out in a Hot War against Redfuckgina, the culprit of this pandemic. Russia holds the leash over the President due to the loans so not much will happen with Russia except Europe may well be overrun but the Europeans don't really care about their freedom anyways having enjoyed it for so long that it's being taken for granted.

Germans claimed that they traded with the U.S.S.R. so it collapsed because of their ingenuity so they are going to rush in and trade with Redfuckgina so it collapses--absolutely delusional but Germans know best, right? Fartvergnügen. As for Nuclear Non-Proliferation, when Redfuckgina collapses, the DPRK will undoubtedly collapse, too. The ROK can easily assimilate the North Koreans in the aftermath.

Despite the pandemic, the U.S. can easily lead a global coalition to slay the Red Dragon, as St. George did. There's no escape from this confrontation on Spaceship Earth ( Dad was taught this lesson: you can sweat, you can starve, you can thirst, you can plead, you can run away from the War of the Atlantic, you can bleed, you can grow a unicorn horn, you can cry mommy, you can pretend to be Samson, you can run all the way to the other side of the Earth, but there is NO escape, because war had eight legs to catch up with him running on only two ! It was "light on fire" alright after he'd turned around to face the Pacific War. Pax Americana.

There are three-step policies: engagement, containment, and interment. Engagement with Redfuckgina ( Clinton, Biden, Bush, ...) has clearly failed to calm its violent expansionist ideology. Containment is being breached by the fraternization with Germany et al. The third step is what the U.S. must prepare for and undertake because it's the best option left after the other ones have largely failed.

In wartime, we rally around our Commander-in-Chief and back him up with the full might and power of the U.S.A. Never forget that.

A significant segment of our population don't vote because of the machinations rigging the parties' nominating processes. Examine how Sanders still got nowhere even after winning huge number of primary votes multiple times ( but the DNC rigged his access to the debates and voters via biased scheduling to non-prime times after being bribed.) I don't really care for a known corporatist like Biden who sold out the working class of the U.S.A. I'm concerned that we'll get years more of Moonlight Sonata BidingTime Joe, not being ardent to carry Medicare-for-all through. I like his having a moderate stance of not banning private-employer-provided health insurance altogether, unlike Sanders but laundering medical care money for private overlords is the same old Demonkrapts' fucking shit. Of course, the funding is a moot point for the U.S. because we have already come up with many trillions of dollars recently, haven't we? All of that hoopla about "we can't afford Medicare-for-all" was just the Retardicans retarding the non-wealthy people from getting their basic government-funded medical care instead of the great Trumpcare.

Socialists tend to apply government control too far. There are things best done at large scales and ones best done at individualized customized scales. Emergency medical care is best done at the universal single-payer governmental level because everyone needs that at times and it's usually not a good time to haggle over who pays for what when the patients need to be stabilized first. The excessive-cost problem hasn't been ended just by foisting it on the government which must also spend resources wisely or we'll get sooner or later those very famous and spectacular, as well as very infamous socialist failures. In Hong Kong where I was born, both the British ruling government and the mainland Chinese government which claimed most of Hong Kong inhabitants as Chinese nationals were socialist so they could eventually agree upon pursuing socialized medicine ( the British weren't always enthusiastic about building up its Crown Colony in public health but they had learnt in a very hard way that diseases observed no political boundaries--there were cholera, malaria, typhus, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. which didn't allow the British any colonial-overlord privileged exemptions.) Hong Kong has privatized medical practices, too, in line with its generally very capitalistic economic model, so socialized medicine wasn't forced upon anyone.

This peculiar coexistence of free-wheeling -isms or the lack thereof was manifested in the extreme in the Kowloon Walled City which in a certain sense was the freest place in all of Hong Kong. It became so densely populated because it's really under the control of the nonexistent anymore Qing Dynasty with which the British signed a treaty to respect the stationing of Qing troops in this military outpost, in fact a garrison town with the governing authority gone for good. The British were afraid of triggering mainland China's ire by messing with it and mainland China couldn't reach it without crossing the Qing-leased-to-the-British British-controlled territories. It became whatever the people who lived in it wanted to make it--truly a utopian/dystopian apex of frontier towns born of ultimate deregulation or self governance. It was highly attractive to people with special wants ( Mom wanted to get the freshest killed live chicken--I was astounded by my trip with her, wow ! ) despite its being buzzed by the airplanes very loudly every few minutes. We went there for food and others went there for sex and illegal outside-of-it drugs ( both the British and the mainland Chinese have laws to control these but not in this garrison city.) Yep, human beings when truly left to their own device want food and sex, as evidenced by this free city.

Peace is to be largely built upon this foundation of satisfying people's need for food and want of sex, subject to societal restraints and resource constraints such as how many eggplants or penises are at hand or how many pomegranates or vaginas are available. The natural sex ratio is near one male to one female so societies aiming for this ratio tend to have less resource conflict. I'm not alarmed by the homosexuals because their being missing from reproduction no longer poses a great threat to most societies' continuance.

Kowloon Walled City was the kernel in which this bubbling stew of sovereignty, diseases, governance, and nationalities by birthplace or by parental nationalities were cooked up. It was the weirdest, most bizarre, and densest populated place I've ever known !!! Mom and I went there to buy a live chicken from a rooftop shop to serve up to my spiritual godfather and our ancestors' spirits. While the chicken's neck was bent back, plucked bare of feathers, throat cut, drained of blood, and stuffed into a bucket of tar/dark-colored goo to have its feathers be plucked later, a humongous airplane flew over our heads so low, close-by, and loud that it seared into my memory forever "bloody loud, roaring Mother of the slain chicken?" but it was perfectly normal there as it was right under the airplanes' slow-down-to-land flight path to Kai Tak Airport. As a young kid, I always wondered about what that white-but-painted-with-orange-rectangles "checkerboard" on the hill was. It was the most important feature, on the hill@3:05. @4:19, the chipped-away hillside which was exploded punctually like clockwork chiming near/at noontime ( my "go home for lunch" signal ) provided the granite for extending the runway to 10,000 feet to accommodate a Boeing-747 jumbo jet on which I flew away from Hong Kong. In the following video, the hill appears as being very dark-colored at the center of the view @2:57. The light-colored white-and-orange "checkerboard" moved leftward across the view to appear @3:23 on the left side of the view just before disappearing out of view. It helps the airplanes to do the precise 47° tight right turn before landing aligned, on the runway, hopefully safely.

Biden is highly problematic. At least with Trump's wildcard quality, we have a chance for both boom and bust. I hope that like the Pacific War, it'll be a ka { (in ancient Egypt) the supposed spiritual part of an individual human being or god, which survived (with the soul) after death and could reside in a statue of the person.} riding-a-rocket's boom up { and fall down } as ordered !

The rapid devaluation of the U.S. dollar doesn't affect our domestic economy much because most of it ( perhaps 80-90% ) doesn't even depend upon import or export. It tends to boost the fortunes of the exporting companies during an economic downturn, so it's great for creating domestic export-related jobs. Incidentally, it also depreciates Redfuckgina's holdings in U.S. Treasury Obligations, precisely what we all need--the deleveraging of the power to manipulate the U.S. dollar which arose from the curse of the chimera called Chimerica.

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

"Trump Wanted Less Testing Because ... Jared Kushner said - It Would Spook Wall Street!''

Note .. ''The president's son-in-law was reportedly behind the decision to emphasize less testing.''

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 2 months ago

Worst government at worst time. An anti-science President during a pandemic in an election year. Could it be worse? I'm not sure.

From truthout:

“Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it,” the source alleged. “That advice worked far more powerfully on him than what the scientists were saying. He thinks they always exaggerate.”

So, economy in an election year is very important and this is what they attempted to preserve. I'd say it's quite backfired on them with 36 million Americans now unemployed. The stock market continues to hang on basically because it's a morally corrupt faux indicator of anything but rich people hanging onto their wealth for dear life and at the expense of everyone else. Sickening!

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

"As Trump Golfed & Downplayed COVID, US Death Count Pushed Past 100,000" by Chris Walker:

Yes " The stock market continues to hang on basically because it's a morally corrupt faux indicator of anything but rich people hanging onto their wealth for dear life and at the expense of everyone else." And "Sickening" is exactly what it is! Btw, have you ANY idea - what the idiot below is talking about?!

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23285) 1 week ago

60% of Covid death count due to delayed response by U.S. government.

From truthout:

"Some researchers have said that, had Trump actually taken a more careful approach at that time — including pushing for social distancing measures on or near the same dates he made those latter comments — we would have had fewer deaths from the disease than we see now, with one estimate suggesting as much as 60 percent of the total death count at this time might be attributable, in part, to the delayed response from the Trump administration."

It's taking upwards of 11 days to get Covid test results in some states, SC being one of them. Hard to imagine this not being caused by the failure of the government to use the War Powers Act to force the production of needed equipment. What a s--tshow this has turned out to be for America.

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 months ago

Looking good--right on track for a butt-spanking by my Mom. It's government being "run like a business," with human lives being auctioned off. In the bygone days of searching for the postulated-to-exist but still missing "elementary particles," or quantum fields of the Standard Model@31:40, Scientific American had speculated that bare bottom might be naked charm.

I was so sick of speed-eating { it's a drawback from having an immature adolescent Big Brother with a competitive mouth; we went head-to-head pecking at pounds of "gourmet" fried sugary-soy-sauce-glazed chicken butts heaped upon a big bowl set atop the seat of the wooden chair newly painted by Dad, who had once shoveled coal "sweating out pigshit" to escape from Kriegsmarine's U-boat wolf pack to no avail, but the icy-cold North Atlantic seawater hadn't gotten to his torpedoed sinking ship's boiler to explode it before a U-boat evacuated the crew, thus preventing his connecting with the sharks--his coming home with much money, I believe that it was to make up for his previously interrupted support, was likely why Mom felt flush enough with it to indulge us, the two not particularly mature kids but my Big Brother should have known better to exercise moderation as a high-school/secondary-school student than I, a kindergartener !「少吃多滋味,多吃壞肚皮。」《Dad also installed a gated door outside of our home's existing door for better ventilation when we kept the existing door open and used the gated door alone by itself》; there is such a thing as "too much of a so-called good thing !!!" moderation of desires is preferable for having no future regrets } the extremely fatty chicken butts that afterwards for more than a decade, just the mere thought of them gave me nausea { I suspect that it might have damaged my liver and given me the strands of white hair on my kindergartener's head } but I wonder about Kentucky-Fried-Chickens' chicken butts. It's a whole new ballgame, isn't it?

To the old dinosaurs, a competition is a zero-sum game so one must strive for "win, win, win." To the wide-eyed ones, cooperation usually turns out to be a positive-sum game so without doing much hard work at all, most still come out with "win, win, win," albeit by different amounts. If one can control one's jealousy about "exploitation," one tends to become better off than being all "independent."

Manhattan is such a place of "exploitation," where I had seen the biggest street rat ( at least a foot long in its very fat body alone, excluding its tail ) east of "The Mississippi" literally ( NO! it was absolutely not a beaver because I had run into a beaver before with its flattened tail near a culver ) in a Midtown evening and rats with "family values" in a subway station { poor things, to where did CoViD-19-induced subway garbage/rubbish reduction and consequent hunger evict Nicky's greatly extended family? oh, say, can't you see? by your mind's aware eye, this West 23rd Street, A and C trains' subway station, was in days of abundance, graced by many food courts, above the ground in.. truly the land of the free? } and yet ( or because ) people flock to Manhattan en masse daily year after year ( it's where fond dreams are made real or broken but one often gets a shocking "shakedown" for real, not just from a parking ticket, a broken-in car with goods stolen from the trunk/boot, a windshield wiper ripped off from a car, and maybe even "a total eclipse of the heart"--both urban desert and urban jungle in the mind do coexist in the same spacetime; it's why the better-off and wealthier folks tend to have a countryside place of retreat for both mental and physical "decompression." )

The current SARS_CoV-2 pandemic is actually a clarion call for everyone to exercise independence { which does not preclude cooperation } but many people dislike that because they miss their being { "exploited" or } better off in a mutually dependent relationship with other people. Cooperation was, is, and will be the hallmark of humanity achieving the great scales of murmuration.

If we look at the relatively brief decades-long history of semiconductors, germanium is superior to silicon in its switching speed being faster as well as its current-gain being higher in a transistor but why is silicon so dominant in most of the semiconductor industry? Silicon works well with its easily produced glass-like highly insulating complementary partner--silicon dioxide--but germanium dioxide conducts electricity so it's not opposite or complementary enough.

The foundation of most human societies is the family. That's because of the fundamental human societal needs to provide for nurturing ( e.g. food ) and reproduction ( e.g. sex ) in a cooperative { the most successful way of surviving in complementarity comes from cooperation, not competition alone } unit with heterogeneous and complementary parts. Satisfying peoples' needs for being well-fed and well-fucked does go a significantly long way towards making people happy. The sequence for improving peoples' lives is: clean air, clean water, clean food, and clean living ( why? clean air is required for clean water--we had acid rain from the sky killing most living things in our lakes and ponds in decades past until a cap-and-trade public policy mobilized industries; clean water is required for clean food because we grow our food with water so poisoned water makes poisoned food; clean food is required for clean living because eating poisoned food will make poisoned living; for example, eating leaded food creates aggression in primates { tetraethyl-lead in leaded automobile fuels correlated much with urban violent crimes so we are probably less violent now than in the 1970s because lead had been phased out of automobile fuels; maybe we should go farther and phase out lead in our drinking water nationwide, lead in electronics' solder, and lead in automobile batteries--we no longer sweeten our wines by setting them in lead vessels as the well-known-to-be-violent ancient Romans did; we use zinc-white instead of lead-white in artists' paint; lead is bad news all around so we wised up and phased them out over the millennia; lead is bad because its chemistry resembles calcium and our bodies mistake lead for calcium and [mis]use it for the many important functions that calcium is used for; most Americans are feeding lead to our children and ourselves every day }; eating organic-mercury-poisoned food creates neural-damaged primates.) They are mostly achievable by individual combined with governmental efforts. Trumpanzee is so fucked up because it breathes clean air, drinks clean water, and eats clean food with its anus, and spits out the shit from its mouth in its so-called clean living. It's top-oriented. ( Or a very wise national treasure kid would say, "It's NOT even anal !" Yeah, quality starts with the fundamentals--as I have learnt from the bidét at a wedding-banquet venue; now I just try to emulate its cleaning action on my de-lined no-wrinkles "bottom-line" of Wall Street.)

Actually things could be worse when the hitherto-shielded-by-the-coastal-states inland states light up gloriously red with test-confirmed SARS_CoV-2 cases and CoViD-19 deaths. Most people in the entire world don't have any existing bodily defense against this virus because it is novel, never been seen before, and probably never existed ( until the favorable conditions for creating it have been maintained for a while as retroviruses, i.e. RNA viruses, mutate much more than DNA viruses but getting the correct permutations to unlock a human cell isn't quite easy; the experiment to reproduce Shakespeare's work via the random linkage of alphabets without using the mass parallelism of directed evolution failed rather spectacularly.)

We are fortunate that we haven't got widespread riots yet ( maybe the vast stockpile of ammunition on mobile platforms procured by FEMA has acted as a deterrent up to now.) "Mission Accomplished."

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

How about U deal with a reply to this ...

So never mind your endless schizoid HORSE$H!T above (that no one is reading btw) will U reply here?

doltus maximus - temet nosce!

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

''Trump Says Lost Jobs “Will All Be Back” Very Soon but Economists Disagree!'' by Chris Waker:

multum in parvo!

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2452) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 months ago

Death, despair and Nixon: 1968 was the worst year of the century. As you said, it was the turning point in the rise of conservative/libertarianism. I lost hope and would soon drop out for 15 years. Bernie and others have helped to rekindle the stubborn resolve to know change. And dark as it is at the moment ...

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2452) from Fredericksburg, TX 4 months ago

H. was a centrist puke like Joe. WTFU! Dems. U need to make a hard left turn now!