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  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   1 day 11 hours ago

    Maybe he can convince his base that Mexico will pay for healthcare.

  • Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?   1 day 12 hours ago

    E. Hotdog doesn't do homework, looks dumb in class, everyone giggles.

  • MIND SHARE FOR THE TRUTH - An Inventory of Progressive Memes   1 day 12 hours ago

    I might take you more seriously, ronsears, if you would take the (slight) trouble to visit some, maybe all, of the sites I suggested. There are a wealth of slogans there, some very catchy and memorable. You're wasting time reinventing the wheel.

  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   1 day 12 hours ago

    Of course, the 64 billion dollar question is how the Republican base squares the fact their Senators and Congressmen have exempted themselves from their own healthcare plan. Apparently, they have no compunctions regarding throwing their constituents to the wolves while they feast in the Koch Brothers, ivory towers.

    As the old Fox News saying goes: "Fool you once….shame on us, fool you every time…welcome to the Republican Party."

  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   1 day 13 hours ago

    Here's how the Republicans can easily fix the current healthcare debacle. Take the ACA (Obamacare), add or subtract a dollar or a comma here and there, then change the name to: The Very Very Good, Very Very Great, You're Gonna Love It, It's Gonna Be Wonderful, This I Can Tell You, Fantastic, Very Great Healthcare Act!!!!

    Problem solved!!!

  • Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?   1 day 13 hours ago

    Deepspace stated: "you may begin your education with Greg Palast, who, through many well-researched works, lays out the long record of election fraud for all to see."

    Election fraud is illegal. If Mr Palast has the proof, why haven't Democrats done anything about it?

    Possible answers:

    A. Democrats don't care about election fraud, the rather have the illusion of election fraud to anger there duped supporters.

    B. Republicans are smarter than Democrats and will continue to beat them at every turn.

    C. There is no proof, Mr Palast is the fraud. He's managed to make a tidy sum dupping Democrats.

    D. Democrats don't want to admit the truth. The were beaten in a fair an square election, because they ignored there base, dumped Bernie Sanders and joined in the failed coronation of Hillary Clinton

  • MIND SHARE FOR THE TRUTH - An Inventory of Progressive Memes   1 day 23 hours ago
    Exporting D.E.A.mocracy

    You hypocrite!
    First remove the beam out of your own eye,
    and then you can see clearly to remove the
    speck out of your brother's eye.~ Matthew 7:5

    A New Message for Donald Trump
    from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox

    Save the Middle East
    Outlaw Crude Oil!

    Democrats spare changing me can hold their breath.

    They want you unemployed
    somebody has to fill the profit prison beds.

    and deter a living wage.

    FTL mmj mass murder.jpg
    Fredrick Douglass Scorch
    Frederick Douglass Power

    Bumper stickers,
    probable cause,
    signal dog to bark,
    forfeit car,.

    Sessions's new asset forfeiture memo;
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he plans to issue a memo this week aimed at increasing asset forfeitures against people suspected of drug crimes.

    How is a bumper sticker
    going to enlighten the illiterate?

    Save the Environment
    from Dead Trees and Dupont Ink
    Protected in Plastic...
    bumper stickers.

    Weed Beat the Recession in California
    vs 164,000 Dead Mexicans
    Congress needs more research... Can't decide.

    America's Longest War Is On Its Own People.
    Its Called the Drug War.

    Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
    How many do you know who have died because of it?

    John McCain,
    Republican diagnosed with brain tumor
    Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits cell cycle progression by
    downregulation of E2F1 in human glioblastoma multiforme cells.

    Why Do Democrats Defend Nixon's Drug War?

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.
    [Who will police the police?]
    -- Latin proverb

    Cannabis Food, Fuel, Fiber, FARMaceuticals
    or GMO, Crude Oil, Dead Trees, Chemical Cotton, Killer Drugs, Filled Prisons, Apathetic Sheep by ECS Deficiency. Mother Nature's Pissed.

    Drug Worriers preferred methods of treatment…
    How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?
    Al Capone and Watergate
    Do NOT Feed the Red Herrings!

    "I hold it, that a little rebellion,
    now and then, is a good thing,
    and as necessary in the political world
    as storms in the physical."
    Thomas Jefferson,
    Letter to James Madison, 1,30, 1787

    GSC: Ganja℞ A-Z
    High on Hemp

    “I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”
    – Tolstoy
    ~ Willful ignorance

    Colorado Weed Sales Top $100mn for 12th Consecutive Month

    ONDCP with the DEA and NIDA statutory responsibilities, which include taking such actions as necessary to oppose efforts to legalize certain controlled substances such as marijuana.
    ~ Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie

    Make That $1.2 Billion and Rising:
    Colorado Marijuana Sales Keep Climbing

    Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
    cannot be trusted with important matters.
    -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

    5 towns saved from ruin by the booming legal weed industry

    He who will not reason is a bigot;
    he who cannot is a fool; and he who
    dares not is a slave. -- William Drummond

    Legal Marijuana Industry Has Created 123,000 Full-Time Jobs

    ☮ You want guns for protection from guvmint invasians
    So you can shoot the cops and military you honor by jerking flags.
    Like those you jerked for the out of work kids going off to Iraq.
    MalWart flags made in China by kids in sweatshops from Iraqi crude oil.
    Buying bullets for the enemy is not considered patriotic.

    ☮ The first thing a totalitarian regime will do
    is confiscate NRA membership records.

    ☮ Deny organ transplants for politicians and hospitals
    who deny organ transplants to Americans using Ganja.

    Ancient Temple Hashish Incense!
    Did Jesus Inhale?

  • Right to VoTE   2 days 5 hours ago

    Getting the Right to Vote is just a starting step to True Democracy.

  • Purple States   2 days 6 hours ago

    Identity theft of Income tax checks is a bigger issue than voter Identity fraud.

  • Is the Republican Party Fit to Govern?   2 days 9 hours ago

    Is Medicare the answer? I am on Medicare. I pay $121 per month. The regular plan covers 80% of a procedure. But the procedure costs about 5 times what it would in another country. Which means you pay 100%. What a benefit. For 2 to 300 more you can get supplemental insurance from a for profit insurance company. The older that you get the more that you pay. I went the Medicare Advantage way which makes more sense to me. Plus it is with a not for profit company.

  • How Students Get More Attention In Classroom?   2 days 10 hours ago

    I totally agree as well. For sure, if the class is overstuffed, it will be hard to keep everybody's attention. As for me, it's quite ok if there are around 20 or 25 mates like you. Not only will it be much easier for a teacher to manage a class, but also it will be good enough for students to keep up and make some notes. Otherwise, you can simply go simply go to the Internet and find essay writing tutorials or do math problems online. There is matter to waste time by visiting a college directly.

  • We need effective political weapons, not just intelligent discussion   2 days 13 hours ago

    Thanks for the suggestions. That's all anyone could ask. Will review and edit and add possible images.

    Note the selection criteria are evolving and getting tougher to meet (see later parts of other Post "Mindshare For The Truth"), so I will not use all the suggestions. I am exploring the idea that every meme should be acceptable to everyone across the political spectrum, in order to forge a common ground that also happens to unite people behind Progressive ideals. That rules out a whole bunch of smug insults as memes, no matter how intertaining they feel to some of us. Current believers are not the targets of the memes. We need recruits to win. The goal would be to directly attack the divisions that have been created in our country by the right wing propaganda machine. Obviously a challenge, but exactly the place to have the greatest impact if it can be pulled off. Maybe, with the absurdities running wild in DC under Trump and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, more people are now ready to abandon what the Republican Party has become? It's been encouraging to hear a couple of callers into Tom's show declaring themselves "Recovering Republicans" in the last few months.

    Regards copyright, Creative Commons license seem appropriate.

    Regards the issue of comparative old liberal chest thumping one of you raised, my credentials are pretty modest. I did march in one of protests at the Democratic Convention back in 1968, if that counts. I also sort of accidentally on purpose helped integrate a company once and have had a few personal opportunities to undo some very specific racial insults. I also remember looking out at the glow in the sky as the West Side of Chicago burned after MLK's murder, and wandering around Michigan Ave the next day with the National Guard jeeps and machine guns on Michigan Ave. None of these are good memories, just educational and motivating.

    The most important parts of my background have been what I have learned about documenting supposed impossible problems and creative problem solving. Two critical lessons about solving what some call "Wicked Problems:"

    First, dig and dig and dig until you have moved past the symptoms (no matter how distressing) and understand the real primary cause of the problem(s).

    Second, never assume the problem can't be solved, until after you have first understood, and documented the logical and emotional needs of all stakeholders, and creatively attacked the problem with all its complexity in full view. Even if you fail to find a grand solution, you will still discover ways to make significant improvements and nurture your team's confidence and authority to move forward.

    Back to work. Lately I actually feel a bit more optimistic. Perhaps this disconcerting adrift feeling is a symptom of the stall just before the poltical pendulum swings in the opposite direction?

  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   2 days 14 hours ago

    Osterstock: It is not just you. Would anybody care to paraphrase what he tried to say? (I don't mean what he was thinking (i.e., "Screw everybody that makes less money that me", etc.) but what he was actually, and unsuccessfully trying to say.

  • Is the Republican Party Fit to Govern?   2 days 16 hours ago

    Trump and many others are trying to subvert and destroy our democratic republic - for various reasons. Democrats must grow more support for saving our united states under the Constitution and a strong federal governement.

    Thanks for all you do.

  • We need effective political weapons, not just intelligent discussion   2 days 17 hours ago
    Quote rs allen:

    Listing those must have made you a little ill Alberto.

    Hope you had the nitro tablets handy just in case it wasn't just a boiling stomach.

    I still like my original bumper slogan but heres another for neo-liberal state;

    Mine.....ALL MINE.

    There's one that will unite almost all under the big tent she wants.

    Or how about this one?


    Yes, rs allen. How about:

    Me! Me! Me!

    I, I, i

    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   2 days 18 hours ago

    12 times 70 is $840 dollars. What dreamer thinks he can get a policy with that?? $840 might get you checked into to a room at a hospital. NOTHING is cheap at a hospital!! I guess the qualification to be a politician is, first be an idiot. And 2nd, to think you know everything! And 3rd, to be heartless.

  • We need effective political weapons, not just intelligent discussion   2 days 19 hours ago

    Listing those must have made you a little ill Alberto.

    Hope you had the nitro tablets handy just in case it wasn't just a boiling stomach.

    I still like my original bumper slogan but heres another for neo-liberal state;

    Mine.....ALL MINE.

    There's one that will unite almost all under the big tent she wants.

    Or how about this one?


  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   2 days 20 hours ago

    All that means is one of two things. He is either messing with people's minds, or he has a mental condition. He is either out of touch with reality, or he is laughing at people's ignorance.

    Since he has laughed at people's ignorance for a long time, I bet he is just messing with people minds. Perhaps he is trying to find out how long it takes people to figure out that they are fools, if they ever do, Puerto Rico had a governor like that. He would act in ways that showed how much he despised people and, yet, some people called him the Messiah.

    He will probably quit doing it when serious politicians stop using the garbage to keep people confused. The moment people start ignoring Trump's stupid comments and start discussing things that are really important and that could improve our lives in the US, take us out of the hole we dug for ourselves, he will quit making dumb comments.

  • How To Save The Internet From Trump & His Cronies   2 days 22 hours ago

    Hard to image that the republicans in the room are on board with making the internet a public service like #15 suggests. Nothing would prevent anyone from upgrading to pay a private company for internet, kind of like the USPS and its private competitors. Notice how private mail carriers rely more and more on utilizing services by outsourcing to the USPS for those more pesky delivery routes?

    Hopefully TusconJack that you do not also have your amateur radio rigged up to the internet, which would defeat the purpose. If you don't ham then you could resort to messenger pigeons. After listening to the segment earlier this week about the book Raven Rock, who knows what is in store for us with the billionaires in charge of everything. We better pick up a Farmers Almanac and see if anyone has messenger pigeons for sale. Otherwise smoke signals seem to have been very popular.

    Maybe someone #16 can explain to us what would happen if the internet stopped working in the private for profit market free-for-all. Maybe "Pharma Bro" will start providing internet access next. We the people do, well most of us, do put all of our faith in the United States Constitution and in the United States Government and have allegiance to this country. That is why the internet needs to be a public service so we can put our faith into its robustness as well. The postman always delivers; we need the postman to deliver internet access as a public service.

  • Will The GOP Actually Let ObamaCare Fail?   2 days 22 hours ago

    Obamacare was designed to fail. Does anyone not see that? Obama himself is on record saying he preferred single payer. He said circa '07 or '08 that there was not the political will to pass single payer but to wait 10 years. Of course he was expecting a democrat successor to his presidency. This is recorded fact.

    After the passage of Obamacare, left-wingers were all singing the virtures of the ACA. Democrats all across the spectrum were saying that the healthcare/health insurance mess was finally solved. This is the democrats mess. They passed Obamacare and they own it. If the ACA was so great, why do democrats now say it needs fixing?


  • Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?   3 days 3 hours ago

    Notice: To respond further is obviously an exercise in futility, so this post is primarily to practice my ever-lacking typing skills:

    Thank you, me Lord Kilosqrd, for taking the time out of your busy day to consider that too-long dissertation, your humble servant's most inadequate offering. There is no greater honor than to serve a suppressed yearning for truth and light, a way out of the arrogance and ignorance of the fevered swamps. Why else do you enter the Chamber of Truth and converse with the High Council of Wise Elders, me Lord?

    The illusive proof of which you speak, oh Grasshopper, is where you choose to look, and where not to look ( aaahhh ...Fux News, ya think?!). ...Ahem... to our delight, your travels and good fortune have placed in your hands the very answers to all the mysteries for which you have been searching all these long years. Simply scroll back to the bounty of reference material provided above, at your fingertips, at your convenience, and at your beck and call.

    As was advised earlier, in case Your Excellency missed it during an episode of self-righteous anger, you may begin your education with Greg Palast, who, through many well-researched works, lays out the long record of election fraud for all to see. No one owns objective reality, Grasshopper; you will find many such truth tellers along the way on your long and arduous journey back to sanity ...not Hannity.

    Patience is another virtue to learn anew. For proof of the many crimes of King Donnie Boy the Imposter, we must all learn to wait, unfortunately, for the investigation by the Sheriff of Donaldham to reach its inexorable conclusion. Sad.

    Please refer any further inquires to the Royal Office of the Inquisition. They have bundles of documents and witness testimony stacking up in the evidence locker room, along with a mountain of corroborating evidence from His Majesty's 17 different intelligence agencies -- to be released at the appropriate time.

    Alas, your humble servant is not on their gawddamn mailing list, and so can only point in the right direction. It is you who must arrive, most honored sir.

    IOW: Do ya own feckin' homework, ya lazy eeijet!

    Or, in the words of my wise and ...ah... "spirited" great Irish grandfather, "Focáil leat!.

  • Is it health care or health insurance?   3 days 3 hours ago

    It has always been my position that the quickest, easiest fix in this country would be to pass a law saying it it illegal to make a profit selling health insurance. In other words, make all health insurance companies non-profit companies. Is this restraint of trade? No, it is restraint of income for those companies. Few in these companies would lose a job, and no significant government agencies need be created. Perhaps some extra folks at the IRS would be needed to monitor these companies. I guess the salaries for all personnel, including the higher-ups like the CEO, would have to be determined. The current CEO's would probably dislike this plan, especially if their yearly salary would be "only," say, a million bucks, but that's a gig I would take in an instant.

  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   3 days 4 hours ago

    What's the average age of death for U.S. males....mid 70's? I don't think Trump, the Kochs, or any of these out of control pecker heads think about that....they're all ffnn delusional.

  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   3 days 5 hours ago

    I wish I could laugh at the god damn fool, but I still simmer with anger over what was an illegitimate election. None of this should be happening. Obama and our intelligence agencies could have ended this nightmare long before the electoral college vote took place.

    Shame on the CIA for putting political partisanship and budget greed before the general welfare of this country. Not to mention Comey and his shenanigans last Sept.

    BTW: I see the cost of doing business with Russia has cost Exxon a whopping two million. Wow that must have hurt...LMAO

    What sanctions?

  • Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is   3 days 5 hours ago

    I'm 79 years old....never have I paid "$12" or "$15" for health insurance, and as I grew older, I needed it to cover more than just me....Not only doesn't Trump know about health insurance, or any insurance, no one has ever paid that little their entire life....if he wasn't so frighteningly pathetic, he could 'almost' be humorous.

    I KNOW he knows nothing about health in general...just LOOK at him...he's puffy and bloated....just disgusting!

    He's still the 12/13 yr old who was sent away to military school because dad and mom couldn't handle him....and neither can anyone else!

Al Gore called for Single Payer - Where was the Media?

Al Gore - a former Senator, Vice President, and popular vote winner of the 2000 presidential election - said last week that it's time for single-payer healthcare.

So why did the media ignore him?