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The Rotten Core of the Republican Party -Binyamin Appelbaum -NYT Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the top House Republican, recently took to social media to warn that Democrats have hatched a dastardly plot. “Democrats,” he said, “want to track every penny you earn so they can then tax you and...

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  • October 25, 2021

This is not new taxation, this is merely collecting what is due. By Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers. Six hundred billion dollars per year, and growing: That is two-thirds of total nondefense discretionary spending by the federal government,...

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  • June 10, 2021

I don’t know if this statement has been diarized, my apologies, but it bears repeating often, so if anyone missed it. The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards The Bolding is mine Introduction We, the undersigned, are scholars of democracy who have...

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  • June 6, 2021

Some historical terms should not be used lightly. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the term Apartheid to describe the Israel/Palestine reality, this shocked some people. I hate the word Apartheid as it brings back to too many  precise historical racial connotations with respect to South Africa. The term segregation holds similar memories...

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  • May 17, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

It’s one of the crimes that the victim is held immediately responsible for the crime. I am talking about la décharge sauvage [English: Fly-tipping, American: Fly dumping]. We have been at our small farm [our retirement plan] for fifteen years now and every year it gets worse. Every day, we...

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  • May 14, 2021

Once upon a time a long time ago Republicans stood for obstructing Democrats no matter what the cost by claiming  capitalist conservatism or other such nonsense. They were then engulfed in a miasma of tangerine bile. In a resurgence of democracy their tinted demagogue was deposed. Hallelujah! One would have...

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  • May 13, 2021

The Boom is underway The global energy watchdog revealed that the delivery of renewable energy projects, including windfarms and solar power projects, grew by 45% last year in a step change for the global industry. Wind power capacity doubled over the last year, while solar power grew by almost 50%...

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  • May 11, 2021

Republican governor says measure sends message that Wyoming is ‘prepared to bring litigation to protect her interests’ Coal is a 19th century fuel in a 21st century world. It is out of date and filthiest of fossil fuels. Modernize for god’s sake. Wasting money to protect a vanishing industry makes...

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  • May 10, 2021

[note to bubba for the title copyright infringement, so sorry] It is like the G-Dubya soft focus nostalgia trip, yuk. The Good Republicans, argh, Now to the article. This has lifted Cheney to a sort of hero status in the media and political circles. A Joan of Arc in our...

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  • May 6, 2021

Now firstly it is important to define Internationalism since commonly it is divided into three different major categories. 1] Hegemonic Internationalism example: Globalization [Colonization]. Main player: USA. 2] Liberal Internationalism example: United Nations. Main player: Everyone else. 3] Revolutionary Internationalism example: Communism. Main player: China. Now there are many subcategories,...

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  • May 5, 2021

If the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit (Ministry for State Security) had had a crystal ball 40 years ago they would have promoted capitalism, the sheer amount of information people are willing to give away for free would have made their job so easy. Now in a functioning democracy that would be...

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  • May 4, 2021

I was raised Lutheran i.e. by the doctrine of Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and  Sola Scriptura. The only part of which spoke to me was that my neighbour needed more of my “good” deeds than god, being omnipotent that made sense, the rest not so much. I was aware of...

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  • April 24, 2021

I was listening to an Apple representative explain this: Apple and partners launch first-ever $200 million Restore Fund to accelerate natural solutions to climate change Investment builds on the company’s forestry and responsible packaging innovations to deliver new financial and climate returns. The partnership aims to unlock the potential of...

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  • April 19, 2021

As many here know I am a Democratic Socialist and a long time Bernie supporter. I listened to Biden today and was impressed as he sounded like a democrat of old, i.e. what present day republicans would term as a screaming raving socialist. I was happy with my vote for...

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  • March 25, 2021

Everything the GQP stands for, kills. The GQPs response to Covid-19 kills. The GQPs vaccine comments, kill The GQPs Climate change denial kills The GQP environmental policies kill. The GQPs deregulation policies kill. The GQPs Gun policies kill. The GQPs Immigration policies kill. The GQPs Health care policies kill. The...

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  • March 18, 2021

A worthwhile article in the NYT Some highlights: Amazon has embarked on an advertising blitz this winter, urging Congress to follow the company’s lead and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. American workers “simply can’t wait” for higher pay, the company said in a recent blog post....

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  • March 5, 2021

For those that are unsure of the meaning. Quisling: Traitor or Collaborator Synonyms : traitor, turncoat, betrayer, informer, back-stabber, double-crosser, double-dealer, renegade, defector, deserter, apostate, Judas, snake in the grass, fifth columnist Origin Second World War from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), the Norwegian army officer and diplomat...

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  • March 3, 2021

The one thing that will directly help the working poor is the $15/h promise. Few Rewards Today, more people than ever are working in jobs that pay too little and offer too few benefits: nearly half the workforce earns under $15 an hour. This isn’t right, or inevitable. We should...

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  • February 26, 2021

I expect Donald Trump to publicly announce his goal to run for the Presidency in 2024. Will Ted Cruz’s head explode? I bet those Republicans that refused to convict in his impeachment for sedition might soon be regretting their decision. Hiya cowards. I hope QPAC [CPAC] reaches levels of rabid...

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  • February 25, 2021

Look, say Republican Senators. “Biden wants respect and bipartisanship, so all we are asking for is that his nominees show us the respect we so rightly deserve.” We therefore demand. All nominees must agree with us, especially women with their own “ideas”. All nominees must have been nice to us,...

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  • February 24, 2021

No, not by the US but by that jolly benevolent Empire of the British. Of course, it was started by a corporation. But something changed in 1765, shortly after the East India Company took control of the subcontinent and established a monopoly over Indian trade. They arranged a sweetheart deal....

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  • February 23, 2021

Oh, dear – February 22, 2021 – Statement on the Continuing Political Persecution of President Donald J. Trump This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that...

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  • February 22, 2021

Sorry but having lived a long time is Pinko Commie Europe this morning I was gobsmacked by this piece of news. Mr. Willoughby is among scores of Texans who have reported skyrocketing electric bills as the price of keeping lights on and refrigerators humming shot upward. For customers whose electricity...

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  • February 21, 2021

Sen Ted Cruz [Q-Texas] fleeing with his family to Cancún gave us a fine example of this, two thumbs up Ted, well done. This show us all that when climate change really begins to bite, what will the rich and powerful do, run. The rest of us? Well shit. Tough....

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  • February 19, 2021

I know many don’t read Bruni’s column in the NYT, often for good reason, but sometimes it is worthwhile. Some here didn’t appreciate my comments on the Lincoln Project for varying reasons such as “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, I replied I don’t believe that crap. I...

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  • February 17, 2021

Replying to Representative Adam Kinzinger’s family, what a sad letter diatribe to send to one of your own. I am a democratic socialist. I am an antifascist. I support gun control. I am a non-theist Buddhist [atheist]. I support Extinction Rebellion. I approve of the Green New Deal. I believe...

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  • February 16, 2021

In particular Bill Gates pontifications under his label of the “Good Billionaire”. Yes he does keep to the science in a way, but  please stop with the hypocrisy. If there is a credibility gap in listening to Gates on this subject, it comes from the suspicion that he lives in...

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  • February 15, 2021

I listened to Mitch McConnell’s post impeachment weaselling, he could not refute the impeachment managers accusations or facts, so he then shielded himself behind a very weak and dubious legal argument excuse. HOWEVER. Virtually every single GQP member before January 6th supported the narcissistic sociopath in everything he did. There...

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  • February 14, 2021

Trump’s defence liars lawyers talked about unity at the beginning of the trial. Well as we all have seen that is bullshit. They all ended up channelling Trump. They ranted. Not only that, but they were frivolous with respect to the law. Attacked by means of out of context quotes,...

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  • February 13, 2021

If you take it as given that 17 Republicans senators will not vote to impeach no matter what you present, three of whom actually coached the Orange Mussolini’s useless defence team last night, then the trial has to be directed towards the American people. Then you would have used certain...

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  • February 12, 2021

Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Interviews like this are one of the reasons that I still subscribe to the NYT, some snippets [bolding...

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  • February 9, 2021

Oh these rioters, so mollycoddled. Organic food in jail. No problem. Personally want my Harrod’s delivery, or I’m on hunger strike! I booked a holiday. No problem just as long as you don’t go to DC. Can I have a break during my sentence then? Imagine if this was how...

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  • February 8, 2021

Abstract Recent progress in plate tectonic reconstructions has seen models move beyond the classical idea of continental drift by attempting to reconstruct the full evolving configuration of tectonic plates and plate boundaries. A particular problem for the Neoproterozoic and Cambrian is that many existing interpretations of geological and palaeomagnetic data...

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  • February 7, 2021

It’s easy to see why the minimum wage is unacceptable The minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.2  If it had been indexed to the consumer price index since 1968, the minimum wage would now be $10.15. If it had kept pace with executive-level pay increases, it would be $23.3 So...

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  • February 6, 2021

Reading up on the Vote-A-Rama on the COVID-19 Relief bill I was shocked, shocked I tell you that  Republicans were objecting to families earning up to $300,000 per year might need some extra money, they thought that was too high a salary? Wow. They worried about exploding the deficit? They...

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  • February 5, 2021

Well this is all too bloody predictable. The Return of the FuQk AmeriQa ProjeQt with added “Qs”. The “Q” Party having watched the events on January 6th have decided to promote the “Big Lie”. Rather than actually proposing winning policies they have decided it is the peoples fault that they...

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  • February 4, 2021

This is something I have been considering for a long time [10 years or so] and the events of January 6th 2021 are slowly coalescing my thoughts on the subject. Or maybe I’m just slow. An article in the FT written in 2008 The new Russo-Chinese model is authoritarian and...

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  • February 3, 2021

Heartbreaking news Captain Sir Tom Moore, the second world war veteran who raised almost £39m for NHS charities during the first coronavirus lockdown in spring 2020, has died aged 100 after testing positive for coronavirus. One of the few bright lights in the last year has moved on, very few...

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  • February 2, 2021

The editorial board after highlighting the crazy that is Marjorie Taylor Greene and wondering why the Republican Party is failing to act, comes to these observations :- The silence from Republican leaders has been deafening. That can’t continue if the party has any hope of reclaiming conservatism from nihilistic rot...

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  • February 1, 2021

Let me clear from the start, I respect other peoples religions based purely on personnel faith and belief just as long as they don’t try and force them upon me or others. I’m not in favour of an imposed group think. Conspiracy theories and organized religion play upon the same...

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  • January 30, 2021

Kevin McCarthy: But then McCarthy feels the icy blowback from the Trump base, and from the former president himself who was enraged McCarthy then says Donald Trump can't be blamed. Marjorie Taylor Greene: But it's what she represents that makes the situation tricky – full-throated, grassroots Trumpism which is confrontational,...

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  • January 29, 2021

While Trumpler festers in Mar-a-Lago having his version of “Mein Kampf”: “The Great Steal: I want my cookies back”, written for him. Only 15 Republicans find organizing actual sedition mildly distasteful. After all they keep saying we agreed with his “conservative” policies e.g. letting 430,000 Americans die. Many of The...

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  • January 28, 2021