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Posted: Jun 2, 2019 - 12:04am

You just can't make this stuff up.
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Granny Gotta Eat: Hillary Clinton to Give Keynote Address at Cyber Defense Summit

The announcement comes just weeks after Hillary warned the Democrats running for president in 2020 that they could have the election "stolen" from them, suggesting that Russian interference was the sole factor in her humiliating loss to Donald Trump in 2016—and not, for example, her unprecedented deficiencies as a candidate.

"You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you," Clinton told a cheering audience in Los Angeles as part of her "Evening with the Clintons" tour with her nominal husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Yep, it's official, Trump is not the legitimate POTUS ...

# ITMFA !!!!




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Posted: May 5, 2018 - 11:47am

Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out
200th Anniversary of the Birth of Marx and a Revolution in Understanding History
Historian Gerald Horne and host Paul Jay discuss the ongoing relevance of Marx's Materialist Conception of History; to understand and fight ideas that defend injustice today, people must know the economic roots that give rise to, and perpetuate, such ideology

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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 4:37pm

NYT: Don’t Be Progressive, Be a ‘Liberal’

A New York Times op-ed by political scientist (and former Bob Kerrey aide) Greg Weiner (7/13/18) may well be the New York Times–iest op-ed ever.

Its ostensible subject is why Democrats should call themselves “liberals” and not “progressives.” But in making that case, it hits most of the main points of the New York Times‘ ideology—one that has guided the paper since the late 19th century.

First and foremost, it’s a defense of the status quo. “The basic premise of liberal politics,” Weiner writes, “is the capacity of government to do good, especially in ameliorating economic ills.” But not too much good, mind you:  “A liberal can believe that government can do more good or less,” he stresses. Weiner draws a contrast with progressives: “Where liberalism seeks to ameliorate economic ills, progressivism’s goal is to eradicate them.”

So Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society is cited negatively as an example of “a progressive effort to remake society by eradicating poverty’s causes”—in the process supporting  “community action” and  financing the “political activism”—presented without explanation as a self-evident evil.  The explanation, presumably, is that the poor should remain passive as they remain poor, gratefully accepting the handouts that “alleviate” their plight, as “cutting checks,” as Weiner puts it, is “something government does competently.”

Coupled with this anxiety about “eradicating poverty’s causes” is the confident assurance that the truth is always somewhere in the middle. “Unlike liberalism, progressivism is intrinsically opposed to conservation,” Weiner warns:

Nothing structurally impedes compromise between conservatives, who hold that the accumulated wisdom of tradition is a better guide than the hypercharged rationality of the present, and liberals, because both philosophies exist on a spectrum.

Conservatives make better partners for liberals than progressives, because “one can debate how much to conserve.” But you can’t debate how much to progress, apparently: “Progressivism is inherently hostile to moderation because progress is an unmitigated good.”

In other words: Equality and justice, sure, but let’s not rush into things, is the “liberal’s” advice. He endorses “policies develop gradually and command wide consensus—at least under normal circumstances.” (Progressives have an unnerving desire to “depress the accelerator.”)

Something that doesn’t change is the right wing of the left’s attraction to redbaiting. Weiner praises “the Cold War liberal who stood for social amelioration and against Soviet Communism,” a figure who “was often maligned by progressives.” Without coming out and accusing progressives of Stalinism, he describes progressives’ response to critics as “a passive-aggressive form of re-education,” one that “supersedes the rights of its opponents.” The example he gives of this is the “progressive indifference to the rights of those who oppose progressive policies in areas like sexual liberation”—an odd arena to cite, since the main “rights” that opponents of “sexual liberation” have demanded in recent years are the “right” of small businesses to discriminate against gay customers and the “right” to check the chromosome status of people who use public restrooms.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2016 - 1:48pm

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Really? Oh, right. It's just the usual.

 
No worries. I'll swap for these.

I’m a pedophile, but not a monster


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Posted: Mar 23, 2016 - 1:40pm

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Really? Oh, right. It's just the usual.

 
I didn't search it out but the mangling of language in the subhead tipped me off...
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Posted: Mar 23, 2016 - 1:32pm

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Really? Oh, right. It's just the usual.

 
Yes, this is the only Salon article Mirkison wrote yesterday.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2016 - 1:20pm

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Really? Oh, right. It's just the usual.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2016 - 1:17pm

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that is of course nonsense
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Posted: Mar 17, 2016 - 5:02am

Chicago Trump Rally: What Really Happened And How The Left Exposed Their True Form

This is a report on the Donald Trump rally from Markos, who was reporting live for Danger & Play Media. 

I’m sure most of you have heard the news, and seen the videos on the news. You may have a lot of questions, and want to see if what the media reported was accurate or not.

Well, I’ve got good news for you. I was there, and I will tell you exactly what I saw, and how it all went down.



The Rise Of The #Regressiveleft Hashtag

What the alt-right’s newest explosively popular hashtag is all about.





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Posted: Feb 27, 2016 - 7:11am

It seemed the Messiah had finally come,but it was to good to be true.

California pony in unicorn getup captured after 3-hour hunt

 




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Posted: Feb 10, 2016 - 10:45pm

Fake Blood and War Chants: Milo Yiannopoulos Event at Rutgers Disrupted by Feminists, Black Lives Matter Activists






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Posted: Jan 5, 2016 - 8:50pm

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Montel Williams calls for ‘massive use of deadly force’ against Oregon refuge occupiers

"Mr. Williams hasn't always been against armed militias in the United States.  In November he tweeted: "If the Government ever makes Muslims carry ID cards or shuts down mosques, I will have no choice but to take up arms against my government."
   

 
Hehe. Montel was famous for like 6 months in the early 90's. Somebody needs to tell his agent that his day passed 25 years ago and that he should just retire.

This is just a publicity stunt. Montel is no less a jackass than he was in the 90s... {#Drunk} 
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Posted: Jan 5, 2016 - 5:52am

Montel Williams calls for ‘massive use of deadly force’ against Oregon refuge occupiers

"Mr. Williams hasn't always been against armed militias in the United States.  In November he tweeted: "If the Government ever makes Muslims carry ID cards or shuts down mosques, I will have no choice but to take up arms against my government."
   
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Posted: May 31, 2015 - 11:35pm

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So tell me how we avoid revolution with economic collapse ?  The elites are engineering this collapse.  Do they really think they can do it and not have a revolution ? (...)
 
As far as I can see, there isn't anything like a revolution going on in your country at the moment. It's been averted through corporate welfare (and some suppression of dissent. See Occupy).

A bit of a collapse is ok for elites, they can still profit/recoup from it when the gov provides their welfare and restores confidence/trust (to most of the system). Total collapse isn't.

But... you can't avoid it forever. See the structural analysis of Marx. {#Mrgreen}

Cyclical crises are a feature of the system, not a bug. Deregulation enables those crises.
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Posted: May 31, 2015 - 11:11pm

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I wasn't talking about me that was worried about revolution, but rather the elites and government that were. Generally speaking, revolution is bad for business and general security. Your feelings are irrelevant (save them for topics that end in an question mark).

 
So tell me how we avoid revolution with economic collapse ?  The elites are engineering this collapse.  Do they really think they can do it and not have a revolution ?

Yeah, you never have been worried much about others' feelings ...  {#Mrgreen} 

 Calling me names doesn't change that simple fact.
  

I meant it as a compliment  {#Nyah}


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Posted: May 31, 2015 - 11:02pm

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Yes, it is all about trust, yet trust is only a fleeting perception, oh master of propaganda.

Like that is no longer a problem ?  The downside is worse now than it was then.  And now you are worried about revolution ?  I always had the feeling you are trying to incite revolution. (...)
 
As we I learned in Economics 101, institutional trust is essential to the working of an economy, incl. for money/capital. Calling me names doesn't change that simple fact.

I wasn't talking about me that was worried about revolution, but rather the elites and government that were. Generally speaking, revolution is bad for business and general security. Your feelings are irrelevant (save them for topics that end in an question mark).
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Posted: May 31, 2015 - 10:35pm

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It's all about trust. In your scenario there would likely (also) have been a snowball effect affecting much, much more than just those banks. Not just the toxic assets would be affected, but also regular business and common folks with their mortgages/loans/credit, aside of course from that trust/reputation. A serious potential for revolution.

 
Yes, it is all about trust, yet trust is only a fleeting perception, oh master of propaganda.

Like that is no longer a problem ?  The downside is worse now than it was then.  And now you are worried about revolution ?  I always had the feeling you are trying to incite revolution.

Yeah there would have been damage, but no where near the level facing us today.  The stimulus has been a massive transfer of wealth by the governments from the people to the banks and then back to the .gov.  Does Fannie or Freddie hold the note for your home, if it does who owns the "F's", why the US gov, when it bailed them out and took them over.  The .gov now holds the note on your all's home.  What is one of the definitions of socialism ?  Government taking ownership of private property or something to that effect ?  We are already there and I tried to point this out when it was happening.  Then who owns the .gov's notes ?  The Fed.  So who really owns the country / .gov now, as in already ? 

But I'll disagree with the assertion that capitalism is failing due to built in defect.  It is failing because of corruption, sanctioned corruption, where the .gov overlooks the corruption, by just taking a piece of the action calling it a criminal fine / penalty, while no one meaningful goes to jail and really stop it from starting in the first place.  Who won't give up 20% to the gov and be allowed to keep the rest and walk the streets freely, in style ?  Or even 50% ?  

The elites are the elites, they will corrupt any system.  Its just that because capitalism is the best of all systems, it took much longer to corrupt.  And the US Constitution has been the strongest deterrent to corruption ever.  But we have a constitutions scholar deconstructing it right in front of our eyes.  He was re elected, giving him approval to keep doing it.  

And no one is bitching about the "appearance"  of laughably widespread corruption with the Clinton Foundation.  Sure looks like a duck to me. And it will be ignored and approved by the election of Billary in 2016.

Pawleeeze ...  


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Posted: May 31, 2015 - 9:54pm

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Later in the article...

What we saw in 2008 was the enactment of a welfare state for the rich, a kind of state socialism for the financial elites that Marx predicted. But with this comes an increased and volatile cycle of boom and bust, bringing the system closer to disintegration and collapse. We have undergone two major stock market crashes and the implosion of real estate prices in just the first decade of the 21st century.

I remember saying back then and often since ... we should let the house burn down and the banks fail, to prevent what is mentioned above.  We will never get a second chance to wipe out the banksters ...

And I remember the reaction I got to that sentiment ... you're crazy, you have no idea what you are talking about ...

If the house did burn down, we would largely be free of the big banks as they would be gone.  Their money was only on paper in the first place making the destruction largely imaginary, but they fooled everyone into bailing them out with more phony paper, but this time the government put us, the tax payer up for collateral.  Yeah, I'm just a stupid stoner who is clueless, full of pixie dust ...
 
It's all about trust. In your scenario there would likely (also) have been a snowball effect affecting much, much more than just those banks. Not just the toxic assets would be affected, but also regular business and common folks with their mortgages/loans/credit, aside of course from that trust/reputation. A serious potential for revolution.
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