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Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Post by Bless » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:21 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
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That should save the hard working taxpayers money.
I'm sure Hitler thought the same thing. Slave labor = free labor!
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Post by Bless » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:28 am

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigr ... e-n1228831

This is something you'd expect in a concentration camp or gulag
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:12 pm

Trump and his supporters have been sharply critical of coronavirus reporting by the outlet that ran counter to the administration narrative on China’s response to the outbreak. The White House went as far as to blast VOA in a press statement and directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to not cooperate with its journalists, an unusual attack on a venerable organization that has long been known for maintaining its independence despite its government ties.


Democrats objected to the nomination of Pack, a one-time associate of former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon, in part for his refusal to answer questions about past business dealings. That didn’t stop his confirmation by the Senate.


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Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:16 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:12 am
some seeing eye wrote:
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Immigrants stage a hunger strike for black lives inside ICE detention facility

https://www.ourprism.org/1952428
That should save the hard working taxpayers money.



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Post by some seeing eye » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:25 pm

Newsrooms Are in Revolt. The Bosses Are in Their Country Houses.
Those who can afford it left the city, shining a spotlight on class divisions in the media.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/busi ... ptons.html
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Post by some seeing eye » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:43 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:12 am
some seeing eye wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:33 am
Immigrants stage a hunger strike for black lives inside ICE detention facility

https://www.ourprism.org/1952428
That should save the hard working taxpayers money.
Here is another way to think about it. The Nuremberg Trials were shortly after WWII. But Germany was supported then by the Marshall Plan. There is zero support of that kind for the USA today. And there is declining support for the brand value of the USA internationally. Brand value is carried on balance sheets as goodwill. USA brand value is becoming a liability. Declining brand value impacts exports and tourism, real dollars. It also endangers American tourists abroad.

It is not hard or expensive for the USA to care for refugees. Instead of our "axis of evil" multi-trillion taxpayer misadventures in the middle East, we could easily focus on beneficial development in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. There are many more dollars to be made doing that, with more goodwill and positive brand value.

I also have to say that the full frontal attack by Trump/Pompeo on the International Criminal Court in The Hague makes me physically sick. The ICC is a direct descendent of Nuremberg. I was within hearing distance of gunshots of the Rwandan genocide in the Congo, and had to worry about it. I was assisting the Sierra Leone government for the State Department when the unspeakable things in the civil war started. My Burning Man experience unlocked my ability and curse to understand those events viscerally. Both of those are ICC cases. Much more serious than minor individual soldier error under rules of engagement is immigrant detention and separating children from families. Long story short, from personal experience and knowledge of the ICC, I believe the USA treatment of immigrants will be judged in history alongside Nuremberg. It is unnecessary, there are better solutions, and current action hurts the USA.

On a lighter funkytown note, the Reno Sands is proposing converting some units to apartments and building a giant event space.
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Post by Bless » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:12 pm

And lest you think to yourself, "oh, these people are illegal immigrants, who cares about their welfare," I would remind you that being Jewish was once considered a crime punishable by death.
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:27 pm

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And lest you think to yourself, "oh, these people are illegal immigrants, who cares about their welfare," I would remind you that being Jewish was once considered a crime punishable by death.
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Post by lucky420 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:59 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:12 am
some seeing eye wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:33 am
Immigrants stage a hunger strike for black lives inside ICE detention facility

https://www.ourprism.org/1952428
That should save the hard working taxpayers money.
Nobody here is surprised by your little piggy ways or your small man complex statements. You come doddering in here every once in a while to proudly proclaim some nonsense, showing us your shit stained brain. We get it dude, you’re gross and you really don’t need to come in and remind us. We see you and we know who you are
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Post by some seeing eye » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:59 pm

There have been anti-fascists as long as there have been fascists. Here is one: The Wide Awakes.

https://oldhickorysweblog.blogspot.com/ ... chive.html
https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety ... t-parades/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Awakes


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More symbolic political clothing of the 1800's
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Up here we have the Proud Boys and the Patriot Prayer fighting the kids head to toe in black, all with their respective costumes. The individual pictured above, Jeremy Christian, fell in with them and subsequently murdered two on our TriMET transit train. He is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow.
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Post by some seeing eye » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:45 pm

In Nashville 6 Teens Organized a Protest. 10,000 People Showed Up

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:12 pm

“He’s never given an inch on any issue, really. Why is that? Because authoritarians have an authoritarian psychology. They don’t give up — they double down. Right on into the abyss.
So when Trump threatens to declare martial law, don’t think that just because he seems to have backed down, he’s not serious. He is, because that is who he is. He will try and try again until he can and does. Think the unthinkable, and think it now.“

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Post by lucky420 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:31 pm

You can put Nevada on the couch too. We had kept numbers down but we’re growing by leaps and bounds :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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I just really don’t think he can go any lower.

Destroys our natural lands for the sake of $$
Separates immigrant children from their families and puts them in cages and fucking loses some of these children for the sake of $$
Plays grab ass with our foreign enemies for the sake of $$
Installs family members and others who have no experience in positions of power for the sake of $$
Protects white supremacy for the sake of $$
Has by his indecision and absolute cowardice allowed covid 19 to run rampant, killing close to a 1/4 million citizens for the sake of $$
For the sake of HIS $$ not yours, mine or this once better country. HIS $$! We aren’t better now than we were 4 years ago. The EU is going to ban travelers from our particular shithole. Canada is about to close its borders to us. We da shithole now folks! Ain’t it grand?

I know I’ve missed some but haven’t had covfefe yet.
So to all you cheerleaders of this absolute disgrace to our American values, what say you?
So to all you “not quite cheerleaders” but full of “whataboutism’s” what say you?

Like seriously “what the fuck say you?”

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:45 am

Asked if he regretted that the White House pressured states to reopen as quickly as possible despite the repeated warnings of the country’s top public health experts, Steven Mnuchin told a press conference on Thursday: “No, absolutely not.”


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