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14 Dead, 14 Wounded In San Bernardino Shootings...

Story is still unfolding as of 6p EST.

The shootings took place in a conference area at this facility.

update: all 3 suspects in custody... one dead.

http://kdvr.com/2015/12/02/20-victim-shooting-incident-reported-in-san-b...

SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino Fire Department responded to reports of a “20 victim shooting incident” at a social services office on Wednesday and there were reports of multiple fatalities.

The worst place in the U.S. to be black is ... Wisconsin

Spoiler: NAFTA and corporatist principles

" Wisconsin relied on manufacturing to drive its economy from the early postwar period through to the present. The black community relied on that sector for stable, decent-paying jobs through the 1970s. When those jobs began to leave for the suburbs, the union-averse South, and—eventually—Mexico and China in the 1980s and ’90s, so did much of the community’s middle-class.

[snip]

The Bernie Sanders 12-Point Plan Will Help Our Nation

• Invest in our crumbling infrastructure with a major program to create jobs by rebuilding roads, bridges, water systems, waste water plants, airports, railroads and schools.

• Transform energy systems away from fossil fuels to create jobs while beginning to reverse global warming and make the planet habitable for future generations.

• Develop new economic models to support workers in the United States instead of giving tax breaks to corporations which ship jobs to low-wage countries overseas.

Corporations As Frankensteins: How Can We Regain Control?

At one of Thom's old sites, and don't ask why he had a site called http://www.knightstemplar.com, he talked about how we lost much control over the corporate form. Where once

Corporations were chartered for a single purpose, had to also serve the public good, and had fixed/limited life spans.

Then

Corporations lobbied states to change corporate charter laws to eliminate “public good” provisions from charters, to allow multiple purposes, and to exist forever.

Armed Attack On Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinic.. 3 dead, 9 wounded

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29172660/colorado-springs-firefighters...

http://live.denverpost.com/Event/Planned_Parenthood_shooting_in_Colorado...

Among the dead and wounded... one officer is killed and five officers wounded. So much for the Gun Nut claim that more guns are the best protection against lunatics with guns.

American Ignorance Defined

I've posted the 46% of Americans are creationists and other examples of too dumb to vote, but here is another example but not a surprise. tax-breaks-for-rich-murderers produced thi nugget: [quote]the sense many people have that the rich are not after all so different from the rest, if only because they hope one d

American Design

I put this in the politics thread because design has confrontation among the participants. /American_Craftsman was the Architectural component and was in the 1890-1930 period which included the progressive movement toward a middle class which so far was only a concept.

2500 Americans Killed

In Brain Games on Netflix, some numbers on human's abilities: 2500 people are killed every year in America due to talking on phone and driving, or 5 a week. 320,000 are injured due to the same reason. But Infrastructure and mass transit are still a pipe dream because Americans are such multi-taskers. The fireworks and chemical spill on I-94 in Mich was quite a mess, but causality will not be addressed, like the gop says, shit happens.

Hospice can be torture!

My mother had lymphoma & died a terrible death at a Hospice in Eugene Oregon.

I have discovered that hospice will NOT do ANYTHING to relieve your death agonies if that care would shorten your alleged "life".
A dying person has no "life" to preserve, their DYING & NO DRUG that could relieve the suffering of their dying should be withheld even if it shortens the dying process or "life".

Hospice can be torture!

My mother had lymphoma & died a terrible death at a Hospice in Eugene Oregon.

I have discovered that hospice will NOT do ANYTHING to relieve your death agonies if that care would shorten your alleged "life".
A dying person has no "life" to preserve, their DYING & NO DRUG that could relieve the suffering of their dying should be withheld even if it shortens the dying process or "life".

The Dying Society aka USA

signs-dying-society created by FDR, the first middle class in history is in it's last throes. Reagan brought about the euthanasia of a once vibrant society..

H.R.2262 - U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act

Capitalism is getting ready to hit 'space' in a big way. Asteroid mining here we come:

This idea that we can't attack Hillary, because she could be the nominee, and therefore...

I keep hearing variations of this. "Hillary is inevitable, since we.. the powers that be declared her inevitable..

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

Comparing 2016 America to 1972 America Doesn't Work

Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire has given his campaign a big boost, but even Bernie knows that there's still a long primary season ahead.

One of the biggest criticisms about Bernie Sanders, one that I hear frequently from pro-Clinton callers, is that Bernie Sanders could be the next George McGovern.

And it's a serious criticism that's being thrown at Bernie.

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