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  • They've done it--shut down climate change and lgbtq whitehouse websites   2 hours 20 min ago

    The elimination of the Climate change website is a cause for some consternation for me. However, the elimination of the LGBT website is not really a call for concern. ( Was there a Hetero website, or do you just get one of you are a group of unpopular outliers?).

    Those driven beserk because Hillary did not win are going to look for any reason to discredit the new administration.

  • TRUMP policies will have KILLED 200,000 Americans   2 hours 30 min ago

    Zap: You are acting like Chicken Little with your "worst case scenario" extrapolations.

    The 50,000,000 uninsured Americans you mention included those who could afford insurance but chose not to get it, as well as illegals. They don't count.

    I believe health care reform under the new administration will not :throw people into the street", or cause all of the deaths you fear.

    However, the present over-subsidized policies for low income recipients will be pared down in cost to everyone else by the elimination of unnecessary benefits, Tort reform, and block grants to states.

    Also, allowing the young healthy to purchase cheaper catastrophic plans, and increasing tax-free health savings plans, coupled with allowing health care companies to sell across state borders, will make future universal care plans much more sustainable and affordable to those who actuall PAY FOR the subsidies of others.

    The sky will not fall. But costs to middle class workers who liked their health plans before the ACA, and to taxpayers, will fall dramatically.

  • NAFTA is Republicans FRANKENTEIN   2 hours 53 min ago
    Quote rs allen:

    Once again, NAFTA is not going to be going anywhere than where it stands now and if it does happen that this baffoon trumkof manages to screw with it, we will only lose.

    https://www.thebalance.com/nafta-and-agriculture-2221153

    Are you saying that NAFTA has been a good deal for Americans in your view?

  • NAFTA is Republicans FRANKENTEIN   2 hours 54 min ago
    Quote zapdam.:

    Hillary claimed with BERNIES help she had evolved, she no longer believed the TPP was good for America. She said this in very early October 2015, when she wasn't even the designated democratic pick, at that time.

    " Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state Rex Tillerson said Wednesday (Jan 11, 2017) he is not against the recently negotiated Asia-Pacific free-trade deal, putting him at odds with the president-elect who has vowed to scrap it." Trump and his buddies flip flopping like a big tuna, AGAIN.

    Any other questions gumbo?

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/07/hillary-clinton-opposes-...

    You stated that Bill Clinton was "honor bound" to sign NAFTA as a result of all the effort that went into the negotiations. Following that logic why is Trump not honor bound to sign TPP?

  • WHY DIDN'T OBAMA COMMUTE MR. PELTIER?   6 hours 18 min ago

    Don Siegleman's jailing just proves republicans are not above using the law as a political weapon and a tool of intimidation to silence anyone brave enough to attempt to speak out against the tyranny of the wealthy using elected officials as their personal weapons to commit treason.

  • They've done it--shut down climate change and lgbtq whitehouse websites   6 hours 27 min ago

    virginsnow, this post , your post is one of the most important comments on this page, yet your fellow Americans have failed to add their two cents of recognition. Either the republican campaign of denial has somehow seeped into their inner psyche of your compatriots or at this moment the American house is burning down and that takes priority.

  • WHY DIDN'T OBAMA COMMUTE MR. PELTIER?   8 hours 50 min ago

    Disappointed that he did not release Don Siegleman also.

  • NAFTA is Republicans FRANKENTEIN   9 hours 55 min ago

    Once again, NAFTA is not going to be going anywhere than where it stands now and if it does happen that this baffoon trumkof manages to screw with it, we will only lose.

    https://www.thebalance.com/nafta-and-agriculture-2221153

  • Buyer beware of Trump's new health insurance for all.   14 hours 42 min ago

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  • Women's March Could Be Bigger Than Trump Inauguration   15 hours 57 min ago

    DC, Chicago Women's Marches So Big There Were No Marches
    http://www.newser.com/story/237208/chicago-womens-march-canceledfor-bein...
    With half-a-million protesters a definite possibility, the march portion of Women's March on Washington is proving an impossibility, the AP reports. A DC official says the entire planned march route to the White House is already packed full of demonstrators.

    FACT CHECK: Trump overstates crowd size at inaugural
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/01/21/us/politics/ap-us-trump-fact-...

    AP PHOTOS: Women's marches flood parks, streets worldwide
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_INAUGURATION_PROTESTS_PHOTO_GA...

    # The Latest: Protesters still marching through Washington
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-latest-protesters-still-marchin...

    # Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-21/women-descend-on-dc-a...

    # From London to LA, women's marches pack cities big and small
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/from-london-to-la-womens-marches...

    A Love Story: Big rally in a small town...report from Santa Cruz, California
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Love-Story-Big-rally-in-by-dale-ruff-...

    Thousands of protesters swarm downtown Santa Cruz
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/government-and-politics/20170121/thousa...

  • Will anyone watch the Trump inauguration   16 hours 11 min ago

    This gives an idea of what the next 4 years will be like between the Trump Admistration and the Press. First day.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/01/sean-spicer-attacks-media-over-reports

  • Are Americans closet NAZIS   18 hours 50 min ago

    gumbo

    George HW Bush didn't sign it into law, because Americans had thrown the lout out on his ass before he could, that doesn't detract from the fact, that the US had for almost a decade entered into an agreement with two other countries, had spent millions doing it, had publicly signed NAFTA into being, had publicly announced it and had it recorded for posterity, THAT all before Bill Clinton had been elected president. America can't bargain in good faith for a decade , then say fuck you to its neighbors. Maybe dishonorable people like would, but hey , you're not president, thank god.

  • The Rise of a Left-Wing Tea Party?   19 hours 29 min ago

    Ou812, You're little bio a while back told us more than we need to know. You can step out of the closet now and quit hating yourself.

  • The Rise of a Left-Wing Tea Party?   20 hours 30 min ago

    Why, aren't you the clever little troll, nipping at the heels on the ass end of threads.

    Your points are always as diminutive as your posts -- but then, emptiness is expected from empty minds. Curt and concise, your marketing skills have served you well.

    However, irreverence is a difficult path at life's end, Grasshopper. May "Imus in the Morning" continue to light your way.

    :--))

  • NAFTA is Republicans FRANKENTEIN   21 hours 42 min ago

    Hillary claimed with BERNIES help she had evolved, she no longer believed the TPP was good for America. She said this in very early October 2015, when she wasn't even the designated democratic pick, at that time.

    " Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state Rex Tillerson said Wednesday (Jan 11, 2017) he is not against the recently negotiated Asia-Pacific free-trade deal, putting him at odds with the president-elect who has vowed to scrap it." Trump and his buddies flip flopping like a big tuna, AGAIN.

    Any other questions gumbo?

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/07/hillary-clinton-opposes-...

  • China - Neoliberalism’s Last Hope?   21 hours 49 min ago

    China's GDP would drop alot if they played fair

  • AYN RAND: Sociopath Who Admired a SERIAL KILLER   21 hours 57 min ago

    virginsnow thanks for the encouragement . Reading these AYN RAND quotes below , this reads like a 21st century 'REPUBLICAN MANIFESTO', 'the f**k you i've got mine.' Psychopaths running a sociopathic system, capitalism, that benefits only a very few. Ayn Rand the present day republican JESUS.

    She (Ayn Rand) became enthralled by a real-life American serial killer, William Edward Hickman,

    What Rand admired so much about Hickman? His sociopathic qualities: Rand states "Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should,"

    She (Rand)wrote, gushing that Hickman had "no regard whatsoever for all that society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own"

    Rand wrote "He (serial killerHickman) has the true, innate psychology of a Superman. He can never realize and feel other people."

    The hero of Rands novel FOUNTHEAD, her character Howard Roark, "He was born without the ability to consider others."

    Source http://atheism.about.com/b/2011/05/11/ayn-rand-sociopath-who-admired-a-s...

  • TRUMP policies will have KILLED 200,000 Americans   22 hours 3 min ago

    virginsnow

    “...the German foreign policy analyst Josef Joffe, in a smart essay in The National Interest journal titled "Who's Afraid of Mr. Big?" Mr. Joffe argues that one reason no alliance has formed against America yet is because, while resentment of America is rife, particularly among European elites, the attraction of America - its culture, universities, movies, food, clothing and technologies - is just as strong, and today no power in the world can balance it. For every European elitist who resents America for what it is, there are 10 Euro-kids who want what America is. "America is both menace and seducer, both monster and model," says Mr. Joffe.”

  • TRUMP policies will have KILLED 200,000 Americans   22 hours 17 min ago

    virginsnow did you just do what i have done way to many times, missed the very funny and very clever sarcasm of Legend's post.

  • The Rise of a Left-Wing Tea Party?   22 hours 55 min ago

    Deepspace:

    Let me help you shorten your bloviated posts. I'll rewrite the ones @kilosqrd 16 and @stopgap19. I'll eliminate all the condescension, name calling, undocumented "facts", blaming and BS. Here's what they would look like with the above eliminated.

    @17 Kilosqrd

    @19 stopgap

    :))

  • China - Neoliberalism’s Last Hope?   1 day 42 min ago

    Haha ... Andrew Jackson! That is a damn good comparison!

    Although, the degenerate lout the American idiotocracy just installed as their head clown almost makes Jackson look like a choirboy.

    Chauncey Devega over at Salon today came up with a fairly comprehensive description -- based on the public record -- of the fool now entrusted with the nuclear launch codes, not to mention all other aspects of our lives:

    http://www.salon.com/2017/01/21/congratulations-america-you-did-it-an-actual-fascist-is-now-your-official-president/

    Way to go, all you bigots, haters, liars, and low-information voters, gullible enough to actually believe you were doing something religious and/or patriotic in filling out your ballots!

    It would be so easy to add even more negatives to Chauncey's long list; however, in all fairness, here's a list of his positives:

    ...mmm... Gawdamn, that's a hard one! I was going to include his family members, like Hillary did; but let's face it, they're all shallow creeps too -- apples from the tree -- notwithstanding the poor little, bewildered kid stuck in the middle of it all.

    Well, I suppose there's a few hopeful positives anyway:

    1. He's too emotionally and mentally incapable, belligerent, greedy, insane, and just plain dumb to handle the pressures of the job, so he could be impeached before he really f--ks things up "bigly."

    2. He's old, out of shape, and stuffed to his puffy gills with junk food, so he could just up and ... er, step down and retire for the sake of his health.

    3. Sorry, ran out of positives.

  • AYN RAND: Sociopath Who Admired a SERIAL KILLER   1 day 1 hour ago

    THANKS FOR THE INFO YOU ARE ALWAYS A RELIABLE SOURCE FOR THE UNENLIGHTENED.

  • AYN RAND: Sociopath Who Admired a SERIAL KILLER   1 day 1 hour ago

    THANKS FOR THE INFO YOU ARE ALWAYS A RELIABLE SOURCE FOR THE UNENLIGHTENED.

  • TRUMP policies will have KILLED 200,000 Americans   1 day 1 hour ago

    POOR LEGEND, TRUMP JUST TOOK OFF THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, LGBTQS AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. WHO IS HE HELPING? JUST NOW ALL SPICER SAID WAS HOGWASH. TRUMP ONLY CARED ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR HIS INAUGURATION COMPARED TO THE WOMEN'S MARCH WHICH HAS TAKEN OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD.

    PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES HATE THE US AND THINK WE ARE A BUNCH OF SPOILED, SELFISH PEOPLE. I SPENT YEARS IN GRADUATE SCHOOL WITH PEOPLE FROM MANY OTHER NATIONS AND THEY HAD LITTLE OR NO RESPECT FOR WHAT WENT ON HERE AS THESE SAME PEOPLE KNEW WHAT THE US WAS DOING ILLEGALLY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, THE MIDEAST, AND ELSEWHERE.

  • China - Neoliberalism’s Last Hope?   1 day 3 hours ago

    Free trade agreements have always greedily left out one key item...The wealthiest country should be mandated to set a living minimum wage for it's own workers with all other countries in the agreement required to match that wage dollar for dollar for their own workers. Of course that defeats the whole purpose of slave labor now doesn't it.

    Trump's own people are comparing him to Andrew Jackson.... no argument here...trail of tears and the panic of 1837!...pretty damn good comparison. However Trump's claim to a populous president like Jackson is absurd. Let's get the facts straight...he got less than 25% of the total eligible vote...and when you throw in the cross check election fraud he lost the popular vote by well over four million...populous my ass.

China - Neoliberalism’s Last Hope?

Just two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, China was trying to position itself as the leader of the neoliberal world.

That's right - China!