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There are no more public schools in New Orleans by Matilda Suckledere - Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:56:15 EST ID:CxUtxayI No.173328 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Thursday night, New Orleans public schools as we knew them ended. With a 5-2 vote by the Orleans Parish School Board, the last remaining public high school in New Orleans became its latest charter school.

>In a room filled to capacity, replete with security, protesters, placards, chants, and shouts of dissatisfaction, McDonogh 35 Senior High School’s future was turned over to charter school group InspireNOLA. Many were outraged, some were left in tears, but it changed nothing.

>With the 5-2 decision, New Orleans became the first city in the United States to turn its entire school system over to an all-charter system. Oddly, with this vote, the OPSB appears to have ceded much of its own authority by default to InspireNOLA, although the McDonogh Alumni Association had called on the board to maintain direct control over the school.

>Groups protesting included parents, students, Friends and Family of Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), and the NAACP.

>Karen Marshall, the Executive Director with Rethink New Orleans, a group that organizes black youth, says, “I think there is an entire system of privatization to undercut specifically poor black youth in our communities. It’s the practice of giving public spaces to private organizations…it’s how you undercut the power in the community. It’s specific and it’s targeted.”
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Fanny Pickgold - Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:44:57 EST ID:1KcWuZvS No.173369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Good on you for at least seeing the full picture of it, police unions are the only ones left with any political power.

I worked at a unionized hotel once, it was hell, there was just that handful of people who read the union handbook front to back and were really clear on their rights to not work as hard as the phillipino kids who hadn't paid their dues yet. But idk, that feels like more the consequences of what a union can actually accomplish in the 21st century, and in Canada so its not like they're fighting to get their workers a living wage.
Ian Tillingstone - Sun, 06 Jan 2019 18:14:51 EST ID:5eT0woC/ No.173403 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is true. The most corrupt group of people well known for destroying freedom and opportunity in this country are the police, and they have the strongest unions. Honestly they are completely subverting our democracy with all their backroom deals and welfare state benefits and massive pensions and a good step to fixing our country would be busting all the teacher and police unions and forcing them to work like honest Americans for once.
James Cronkinwet - Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:19:40 EST ID:8pt/AtPX No.173423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Absolute zero take here.
Esther Fonkinstock - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:16:39 EST ID:jmTpmpZP No.173624 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Megacorps are the true welfare-queens
Walter Saggleway - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:55:17 EST ID:E8/PTX6R No.173721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Speaking of charter schools trying to cannibalize and hollow out our public school system, there's that LA teacher's strike you might have heard about:

Let's hope LA can avoid the fate of NOLA.

Mysterious Cuban "sonic weapons" were just crickets by Nell Fogglebod - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:48:22 EST ID:TigjAKuy No.173581 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I, for one, am glad that we didn't start a World War over a few horny insects:
>Last September – on the symbolically meaningful date of September 11 – NBC and MSNBC breathlessly trumpeted what they regarded as a major exclusive scoop: that Russia is “the main suspect” in what the network called “mysterious attacks” that led to “brain injuries” in U.S. personnel in Cuba.” They put CIA loyalist Ken Dilanian on the air to explain – based, needless to say, on the script given to him by intelligence officials who, as always, are shielded from accountability by them with anonymity – that “sophisticated microwaves or another type of electromagnetic weapon were likely used on the U.S. government workers” and that it was Russia which likely engineered the attack.

>In 2017, Associated Press obtained and published recordings of the sounds the embassy personnel complained of hearing. Rather than being the by-product of some sort of Bond-villain weapon cooked up in Kremlin laboratories, the scientists concluded that the sounds match those made by a specific species of Caribbean crickets during mating season

>One of the scientists, Dr. Stubbs, emphasized the certainty of their findings in an interview with the New York Times: “I can say fairly definitively is that the A.P.-released recording is of a cricket, and we think we know what species it is.” The villain behind the noises is the male indies short-tailed cricket, pictured below in what NBC News may soon use as his Interpol mugshot

>Indeed – contrary to the sensationalistic MSNBC screen graphics – serious doubt has been cast on whether U.S. “diplomats” in Cuba even suffered brain injuries at all. As the Guardian’s Science Editor, Ian Sample, reported in August: “Claims that US diplomats suffered mysterious brain injuries after being targeted with a secret weapon in Cuba have been challenged by neurologists and other brain specialists.”

>The Guardian was referring to “four separate letters to the Journal of the American Medical Association” from “groups of do…
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Thomas Sunkinbury - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:33:06 EST ID:E8/PTX6R No.173698 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why did this post get a permaban when the racebaiting guy just had one post deleted and can still post? Don't bad memes normally get sandwiched while actualn/pol/ Nazis get banned?

What's going on here?
Eugene Shittingfuck - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:40:17 EST ID:YzHGXqax No.173700 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As a general rule you should be instantly suspicious when the US State Dept and CIA tell you anything that an uncooperative Latin American country maybe did a bad thing, theoretically, with no proof, but it could also be crickets, and then independent researchers come to the conclusion that yes it was crickets, but wait hold on you should still be mad at those uncooperative latinos because
Charles Ninkinstone - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:49:43 EST ID:PwrHlK15 No.173703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just noticed the post deletion. Islam is not a race. Chechens are white. They are literally called Caucasians.
Angus Tootbury - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:34:50 EST ID:n/qNRfZx No.173711 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You have not yet explained away the hearing damage and brain damage.

And he never will because he's a trolling faggot.

Fuck off back to 4chin's /pol/ already, jesus christ you insufferable faggot piece of shit.
Walter Saggleway - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:56:51 EST ID:E8/PTX6R No.173717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You have not yet explained away the hearing damage and brain damage.
It's right there in the OP, if you had bothered to read before spazzing out.

>The Guardian was referring to “four separate letters to the Journal of the American Medical Association” from “groups of doctors specialising in neurology, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology” that “described what they believed were major flaws in the study” commissioned by the U.S. Government that originally claimed that brain injuries were detected. These experts all insisted that the original doctors “misinterpreted test results, overlooked common disorders that might have made the workers feel sick, or dismissed psychological explanations for their symptoms.”

Pharma CEO pleads guilty to bribing doctors into giving patients fent by Lydia Sorringfuck - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:29:54 EST ID:1qhQc/i2 No.173687 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Who wants to bet he gets no actual jail time?
>BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has agreed to become a government witness.

>Michael Babich, who resigned as the Arizona-based drugmaker’s CEO in 2015, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to conspiracy and mail fraud charges after entering into a cooperation deal with prosecutors.

>Babich, 42, faces up to 25 years in prison. But the Arizona resident could receive a more lenient sentence by testifying at Kapoor’s Jan. 28 trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Wyshak in court said Babich committed his crimes at Kapoor’s direction.

>Prosecutors said Insys paid doctors kickbacks in the form of fees to participate in speaker programs ostensibly meant to educate medical professionals about Subsys that were actually sham events.
Sophie Pagglestodge - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:32:59 EST ID:gc82Q47U No.173716 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How does USA regulations allow pharmaceutical companys to advertise to the general public directly?

Government shutdown thread: airport closures, breadlines, overflowing feces and more by Nell Fogglebod - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:50:05 EST ID:TigjAKuy No.173582 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Thread for the longest federal closure in US history:






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Jack Sibblestare - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:32:18 EST ID:p6aTrm7F No.173685 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>As Gov’t Shutdown Drags On, IRS Continues to Aid the Rich & Corporations While Targeting the Poor
Of course.
Reuben Pittbanks - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:44:10 EST ID:T1CEit9h No.173686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don’t be afraid. The United States is too big to fail.
Hamilton Grandlock - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:49:38 EST ID:o3fxgJWU No.173689 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's probably what the Romans said
Albert Trotforth - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:29:02 EST ID:Gz3ukMca No.173707 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In one of the pictures one of the guys lighting the candles looks like he is hailing Hitler.
Sophie Pagglestodge - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:28:00 EST ID:gc82Q47U No.173715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Coast Guard, IRS, TSA, FAA.. who knew there were so many government workers?

Japan releases video of alleged radar lock-on by S Korean warship by Spunky - Sat, 29 Dec 2018 03:57:00 EST ID:M/Ws53KS No.173291 Report Reply Quick Reply
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Japan released video footage Friday it said proved a South Korean warship locked its fire-control radar onto a Japanese warplane off the northeastern coast in the latest move of an escalating row between the Asian neighbors.

The Defense Ministry's just over 13-minute footage, filmed from the P-1 patrol aircraft, contained voices of Japanese crewmembers asking the destroyer for clarification but getting no response.

Japan alleged that the South Korean destroyer repeatedly locked its targeting radar on the Japanese aircraft Dec. 21 inside of Japan's exclusive economic waters off the Noto Peninsula. A lock with fire-control radar is considered a hostile act and only one step away from actual firing.

South Korea has denied the allegation, saying its warship used an optical camera while rescuing a North Korean fishing boat in distress. Seoul's Defense Ministry expressed "deep regret and concern" over Japan's release of the video a day after the countries' military officials held a video conference to resolve what Seoul described Tokyo's "misunderstanding."
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Ian Smalldock - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:28:34 EST ID:VlDlRdwP No.173574 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh man, it's like in RDR2 when you're trying to talk to someone and have a gun equipped.
Emma Buzzshit - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:49:07 EST ID:SI2Yvkyt No.173577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>this would not only be considered a hostile act but one warranting immediate fire upon the ship by any and all supporting craft to eliminate a hostile enemy.
Thank Christ the Japanese apparently have significantly more restraint and forethought than that.
Mitsubishi F-2 - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:49:35 EST ID:jmTpmpZP No.173622 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Isn't that because the JSDF is not allowed to attack as a post-WW2 measure?
Beatrice Sangernick - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:33:14 EST ID:M/Ws53KS No.173642 Report Quick Reply

This, they can only engage if they are fired upon.
Sophie Pagglestodge - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:13:11 EST ID:gc82Q47U No.173713 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wasn't that the premise of Patlabor 2 (1993)? JSDF mech squadron doing UN peacekeeping got wasted because their orders included "no firing". One survivor got so angry and jaded that he became a terrorist to bring down the Japanese government.

China’s Plan for Kim Jong-Un by Esther Fonkinstock - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:32:10 EST ID:jmTpmpZP No.173620 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Training with Kim Jong-Un, dark moon landing, spy train, islam-sinicizing, Red Tesla, Dragonfly's opinion...
Is this for real?
Esther Fonkinstock - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:44:14 EST ID:jmTpmpZP No.173621 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Forgot youtube link
Sophie Pagglestodge - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:00:29 EST ID:gc82Q47U No.173712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Africa owes China money... lots of debt for infrastructure.

Trump stole thousands more immigrant children than he previously admitted to, report says by Thomas Sunkinbury - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:35:09 EST ID:E8/PTX6R No.173699 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How long until we find out that ICE has been running death camps and thousands of immigrants are just unaccounted for forever?
>The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant kids at the border than it previously acknowledged, and the separations began months before the policy was announced, according to a federal audit released Thursday morning.

>"More children over a longer period of time" were separated at the border than commonly known, an investigator with the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general's office told reporters Thursday morning. "How many more children were separated is unknown, by us and HHS" because of failures to track families as they were being separated, he said.

>HHS officials involved in caring for the separated children and reunifying families estimated "thousands" of additional children are separated at the border, the inspector general said.
Ernest Fazzlebadge - Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:47:00 EST ID:8pt/AtPX No.173705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Death camps? Nah no cash in that. Sold to Pedos.
Reuben Menkinford - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:16:13 EST ID:kk897pxL No.173706 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I've never understood what is to be done with illegal immigrants that are minors apprehended when crossing the border. When the parents are apprehended, what do you do with this poor child? Either you put them in a detention facility with their parents, which is basically a pre-deportation prison, or you separate them. The fact that parents were separated from their children in a way that they lost all communication with them is the travesty, not the fact they were separated in the first place. Parents shouldn't be up in arms because their kids can't come to jail with them and are lost with no resources when they commit a crime.

The fact is that the US has been way too soft on illegal immigration for far too long, and this is why situations like this happen. Parents hear anecdotal stories about coming to the US and then terrible things happen when the reality of violating the imaginary line sets in.

Nancy Pelosi Rams Austerity Provision Into House Rules Package Over Objections of Progressives by Beatrice Serryson - Sat, 05 Jan 2019 14:43:41 EST ID:Ne+xpFuK No.173379 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ayy yo fuck Nancy
>Despite pressure from progressive Democrats, the House rules package for the 116th Congress will include a pay-as-you-go provision, requiring all new spending to be offset with either budget cuts or tax increases, a conservative policy aimed at tying the hands of government.

>Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who will be sworn in this week to represent a district in New York, will vote against the package, her spokesperson told The Intercept. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., announced Wednesday that he would oppose it.

>Presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who will be sworn in on Thursday, has promised for months to restore the pay-go rule, which she instituted when first taking over the speaker’s gavel in 2007. She ran into resistance from progressives, who believe that the rule would make it more difficult for Democrats to pass a host of liberal agenda items, from “Medicare for All” to a Green New Deal to tuition-free public college. Critics also argue that pay-go creates an unlevel playing field, where Republicans get to blow giant holes in the tax code, as they did with the 2017 tax cuts, while Democrats must pay fealty to the deficit.
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Hedda Senderworth - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:04:49 EST ID:aw16uck8 No.173549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The wall is the absolute most meaningless thing they could push back on
>on the big dumb symbol that means nothing substantive for the people
Actually they're too easy on the wall. That wall might as well be a monument to Ann Coulter and Trump. It's essentially a symbol of hate, fear, xenophobia, team sports politics, a right wing insurgency and Trump's ego. Seriously, fuck that wall. It ain't doing shit to secure the border. A ladder, rope or tunnel can get passed a wall. It's just a symbol that says "na-na na-na boo boo go away brown people Trump is the bestest". It's an embarrassment we'll have to live with as long as it stands.

>pro-corporate, pro-war, pro-Israel, anti-environment and anti-poor
Ya because Republicans are renowned for being anti-corporate, anti-war, anti-Israel, pro-environment and pro-poor.

>You are the real enemy just as much as the Republicans
>blue dog enablers like you are the Spies stabbing us in the back
Nice depress the oppositional vote to Trump and his merry band of fascists. What are you from Saudi Arabia or something? Pro-Trump mossad pretending to be a leftist to prevent oppositional win to Trump through depressing the vote, generating oppositional cannibalism and promoting a fascist victory with a wall? If you ain't a counter-revolutionary troll trying to throw a 2020 victory to Trump through subversive infiltration then why not be pro-active instead of cannibalistic, learn about voting blocs, electoral college and how legislation actually passes. Try moving the overton window of political possibility to the left instead of astroturfing a self sabotaging cannibalistic movement.
Phineas Mashhitch - Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:41:48 EST ID:YzHGXqax No.173552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>It's just a symbol that says "na-na na-na boo boo go away brown people Trump is the bestest".
Yes. I'm glad we could agree on that. And we also agree that they are going too easy on the wall. The bigger problem is that they are also going too easy on everything else, and often just straight up giving him what he wants.

>Ya because Republicans are renowned for being anti-corporate, anti-war, anti-Israel, pro-environment and pro-poor.
Which are all reasons why working with the Republicans is such a bad thing. And, with the occasional exception of mild pro-environmental rhetoric, these are all things Pelosi happily works with the Republicans on. If the criticism you're responding to is that Pelosi is too conciliatory to Republicans then pointing out how much Republicans suck as a retort doesn't actually do her any favors, I hope you realize.

It's also worth pointing out that you didn't even disagree with my characterization of Pelosi with respect to those labels, so that's pretty neat.

>Nice depress the oppositional vote to Trump and his merry band of fascists. What are you from Saudi Arabia or something? Pro-Trump mossad pretending to be a leftist to prevent oppositional win to Trump through depressing the vote, generating oppositional cannibalism and promoting a fascist victory with a wall?
Oh boy is there a lot going on here. A few things:

  1. Nancy Pelosi is not running for president. Criticizing her does not equate to votes for Trump in the presidential general election, because Pelosi is not participating in that.
  2. Intraparty opposition does not happen in general elections. Selecting a party leader that would actually act on behalf of the voters rather than the enemy or as you apparently like to call it, "oppositional cannibalism" happens via primaries, leadership votes and internal party pressure. Criticizing Pelosi does not equate to votes for Republicans, because Republicans do not participate in these things.
  3. I don't know what "oppositional cannibalism" is supposed to mean, but it sounds like an oxymoron.
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Cyril Hankinwell - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:29 EST ID:8pt/AtPX No.173612 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Oh my fucking god, what a god damn suprise.

Pelosi only hates Trump because she can't work with Republicans anymore. The moment Pence is president, It'll be like one party controls congress.
Beatrice Sangernick - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:27:25 EST ID:M/Ws53KS No.173613 Report Quick Reply

Of course. Anyone who expected Pelosi to do anything but fuck her own people over and pander to republicans is a naive moron. Cortez was right, primary the fuck out of any middle of the road blue-dog democrats. You gotta start weeding out the corruption.

It's only a matter of time before they fold on the wall, too.
Phoebe Garringdug - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:17:31 EST ID:RhLBe3rX No.173665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You'd think Republican voters would be nicer to her considering she's basically on their side lol


Mayor of Polish city dies after getting stabbed in the heart at charity event by Nell Fogglebod - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:44:45 EST ID:TigjAKuy No.173580 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Pray for Polandball:
>Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdańsk, has died after he was stabbed in the chest on stage at a charity concert on Sunday evening.

>The 53-year-old, who had held the post since 1998, underwent more than five hours of surgery overnight. “We couldn’t win,” said Poland’s health minister, Łukasz Szumowski, on Monday afternoon.

>Adamowicz, a popular, liberal mayor, had long been considered a hate figure in far-right circles for his vigorous defence of migrants and refugees and LGBT rights, but no evidence has emerged that the attack was politically motivated.

>Some in Poland are blaming the attack on a more general rise in social tensions and an increasing prevalence of hate speech. Even before his death, silent protests had been planned in a number of cities on Monday.

>As mayor he was a progressive voice, supporting sex education in schools, LGBT rights and tolerance for minorities. He showed solidarity with the Jewish community when windows at Gdańsk synagogue were broken last year, strongly denouncing the vandalism.
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Cedric Bladdletudge - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:41:42 EST ID:JssiScuy No.173610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Conservative dogs.
Betsy Gudgenune - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:31:28 EST ID:c8F6EWi4 No.173616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People deny the Holocaust everywhere.
The Polish government just denies culpability in the Holocaust iirc
Henry Worthingville - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:22:44 EST ID:gc82Q47U No.173651 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nazi Germany did invade Poland but Polish should get over it by now.
Hannah Pickstone - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:08:04 EST ID:cGAHpsVC No.173659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This. Poland is just pissed off because the krauts started this "polish death camps" meme, as if German occupied Poland administered by Nazi Germany had anything to do with it which is especially insulting because the Germans executed Poles in the Holocaust too. Israel can go fuck themselves. This is purely a cash grab on their part now that the Polish economy is starting to do okay. The only thing Poland denied was that they did the holocaust. I cannot say it enough Israel can go fuck themselves.
Barnaby Denningtudging - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:52:49 EST ID:XXrjIXRC No.173662 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nothing nazi related. The guy said he got imprisoned for no reason and blamed the mayor. Now he's going to be imprisoned for a reason. Also he robbed banks before ending up in jail.

Ammon Bundy abandons militia movement in solidarity with migrants by David Grimbury - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:43:45 EST ID:X65MCWOm No.172939 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Remember that crazy Mormon rancher family that became darlings of the right by threatening government agents with guns?

Turns out they got too woke and quit the militia movement out solidarity with the migrants, and now their followers are mad:
>Bizarrely, the following that Bundy had amassed by threatening insurrectionary violence against Barack Obama’s government did not take kindly to his call for solidarity with the oppressed of Central America.

>“It’s like being in a room full of people in here, trying to teach, and no one is listening,” Bundy told BuzzFeed News this week. “The vast majority seemed to hang on to what seemed like hate, and fear, and almost warmongering, and I don’t want to associate myself with warmongers.”

>Thus, Bundy shut down his social-media accounts Tuesday, and announced that he was cutting ties with the “patriot groups” that had once rallied to the cause of helping his dad shirk over $1 million in grazing fees.

>As Hernandez notes, Bundy’s heretical hostility to xenophobic hate isn’t as out of character as it might appear to a lay audience. While the Bundys are heroes to a movement associated with militant nativism, they’ve always belonged to a peculiar strand of the American militia movement — one whose hostility to the federal government is rooted less in white nationalism than a libertarian Mormonism that honors the Church of Latter-day Saints’ traditional support for refugees.
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Cyril Blackwell - Fri, 28 Dec 2018 15:32:01 EST ID:8c32w9KN No.173282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I love how people make stuff up just to get angry at it.

Like holy shit, if you want to get angry about politics, there's a baby in the White House threatening to keep the government shut down until he gets his bottle, excuse me, wall. A wall that no one else wants to pay for, not even his party.

You don't need to pretend your Dwayne Johnson fanfic is real to be upset about something.
Barnaby Bardbanks - Tue, 01 Jan 2019 03:56:17 EST ID:3UZ/Ml38 No.173325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I supported Bundy before and I definitely support him now. What a man holy shit.

I'm serious too.
Graham Gaggledale - Sun, 06 Jan 2019 23:19:19 EST ID:o0EaSaBE No.173416 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>“What a man”

Is latent homosexuality required to support bundy or do you just do it for fun?
Frederick Turveyhall - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:19:19 EST ID:ilm2VgIZ No.173631 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Never thought I'd live to see the day the white horse mormon diety whose actual opinions may never be known was a preferred candidate.
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Romney is a corporate grave robber, Mormon know about robbing graves, he's doesn't cuss or drugs but hes not some 50s dad instead a mercenary bastard that owns methadone clinics.

Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Push For A Green New Deal Committee by Cedric Brookbanks - Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:24:53 EST ID:S/mA7IoM No.173194 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Democratic leaders on Thursday tapped Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to head a revived U.S. House panel on climate change, all but ending a dramatic monthlong effort to establish a select committee on a Green New Deal.

>Castor’s appointment came as a surprise to proponents of a Green New Deal. The move also kicked off a controversy as the six-term congresswoman dismissed calls to bar members who accept money from fossil fuel companies from serving on the committee, arguing it would violate free speech rights.

>Despite weeks of protests demanding House Democrats focus efforts next year on drafting a Green New Deal, the sort of sweeping economic policy that scientists say matches the scale of the climate crisis, Castor told E&E News the plan was “not going to be our sole focus.”

>That reasoning echoed arguments Exxon Mobil Corp. made in court as recently as this year to defend its funding of right-wing think tanks that deliberately produced misinformation about climate science to stymie government action on global warming.
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Jack Hundleworth - Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:23:58 EST ID:8pt/AtPX No.173363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You haven't said a word worth debating and just lay all your own insecurities bare. Its really funny since I bet you think you're the smartest person in the room.
Fanny Pickgold - Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:30:55 EST ID:1KcWuZvS No.173364 Ignore Report Quick Reply
considering from the start of this he seems to think anyone taking humanities courses is a Berkeley women's studies major, and he doesn't seem to have ever met someone who likes math, I really don't think this guy's ever been to college
Jack Hundleworth - Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:53:57 EST ID:8pt/AtPX No.173365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Its the common conservative straw-man of University, where if it isn't a hard science (or I should say, study that corps want) its "Useless Liberal Arts". Notice that Liberal Arts isn't a study. Its just a catch all for stuff he doesn't like. Anything that teaches critical thinking is heresy, obviously.
Graham Gevingwell - Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:26:22 EST ID:KMrlwqCD No.173370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Welp I have no dogs in this fight and don't give a shit what this nation does as long as I can live in my cabin in the woods and not be bothered.

But I'm pretty sure that in the US at least, universal free education would need some severe qualifiers. Otherwise you'd have classes with 1000 students each and then after the first test it would collapse down to 30-40 people. Maybe having 5-10 passing. I've been through college 2 times in my life and graduated neither time. The first round was trade school which was where basically an entirely black, late 20's to 40's age group and impoverished student body went to try and get their life together and stop working at Wendy's. Basically, in the general studies classes, all but the springboard lower middle class white kids flunked out before the first midterm. Usually in mathematics or sciences classes. In just basic college algebra, my class of 40-50 students ended up with 7 taking the final. All of them being under the age of 21. We see this with MOOCS as well. You have thousands of people who enroll for a free or extremely deeply discounted tuition and then maybe half show up for the first lecture, a 20th for the first test and maybe a 100th who pass the class. I attended a wealthy private arts school as well. The same story is applicable as well with most of the kids being undisciplined yuppies instead of just too stupid or too far out of the academic system to function.

It is a lot easier saying we can do something that sounds like a fantastic humanitarian idea but it is another to implement it and have it work. I really, sincerely doubt the United States is competent enough to:

>Agree on legislation in completely uncharted territory that will take billions of tax dollars to work.
>Pass said legislation.
>Fight the lawsuits from the college board, private colleges, and the student debt industry.
>Build a network of functional and fair colleges that are state funded and open to literally everyone who qualifies.
>Set up a qualification system so that teachers and classes don't get overburdened with masses of repeat flunkies.
>Set up a system to combat abuse of the system. Seems like a good way to get free dorms and food, no? Just keep going back to college because it is free?
>Have this system work long enough and successfully enough that it doesn't collapse and create a worse situation.
>Deal with state-wide regulations and changes/implementations of the system.
>Finally realize the benefits of a free college attempt. If there even are any.
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George Blimblehack - Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:46:15 EST ID:tJQw+hrI No.173628 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>A new analysis by one of the nation's top public interest advocacy groups shows that even as the planet and humanity face an existential threat due to the climate crisis, most corporate media outlets in the U.S. have largely ignored the urgent need for a Green New Deal and the growing political movement demanding it.

>Between Nov. 1 to Dec. 28 of last year, according to the group's new study, major news networks barely covered the Green New Deal—and the majority of TV coverage was from Fox News. The network covered the plan in a negative light in eight segments, warning viewers that the Green New Deal could lead to the kinds of violent protests that France has seen in recent months from the Yellow Vest movement and that the plan would lead to higher taxes for middle- and lower-class Americans.

Bolivia Rolls Out Universal Health Care To 5.8M Uninsured by Beatrice Serryson - Sat, 05 Jan 2019 14:37:49 EST ID:Ne+xpFuK No.173378 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Grats to Bolivianos
>The Bolivian government under President Evo Morales has officially begun to register citizens for free universal health care that will be available in March.

>Health Minister Adolfo Zarate announced that a brigade of healthcare officials will go door-to-door throughout the country to register uninsured Bolivians between the ages of five and 60 until Jan. 28 in an initial phase. After that, registration will be continual.

>Zarate said that registration will take less than two minutes and informs residents of the precise location of their nearest healthcare facilities. Bolivians will also be able to register for the free, public healthcare at local health fairs.

>Starting in March the UHS will provide all Bolivians without insurance with free, quality medical attention that currently citizens have to pay for out of pocket or take out private insurance to cover. The government says that private insurance plans and people over the age of 60 already covered by social security will not be affected by the new plan.
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Hedda Pattingson - Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:16:56 EST ID:1KcWuZvS No.173439 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This person seems very confused about basic facts about Bolivia, for example Evo Morales does have term limits, he's simply been reelected twice, largely because his presidency has overseen massive economic growth and a rise of living standards for the average Bolivian.

Accusations like "looting the country" seem more appropriate to aim at the previous government, which was in full on neo-liberal pro-foreign business globalization can only mean good for everyone mode when it was toppled after protests sparked by them privatizing the water supplies in a major city, and the private company promptly tripling the prices.

Cuban doctors are not illegal in Bolivia, I'm really not sure where he's even coming with this one because Cuban doctors aren't illegal in America either, and as a poor country without many if its own I'm sure they glad to see any increase of doctors at all.

I don't know dick about Bolivia, but a few minutes of googling is making most of what this guy says just look like standard Reagan era right wing fear mongering.
James Cronkinwet - Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:15:14 EST ID:8pt/AtPX No.173445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hell of a strawman you've built.
Caroline Dongerman - Tue, 08 Jan 2019 07:44:23 EST ID:7Zy8Of0V No.173451 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Still better than paying 10.000 bucks for the ambulance ride alone.
Frederick Bagglepere - Tue, 08 Jan 2019 21:00:03 EST ID:/eeBPxLr No.173460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Evo Morales is about as good as a caudillo can get. The problem with the caudillo form is that the success of the whole political-economic project depends on the survival of the caudillo. Cuba maintains its system because it has a semi-functional mass democracy that keeps people sufficiently engaged in the running of their own affairs. If Bolivia is just a machine democracy, a purely "formal" democracy where people vote for the Big Man because that's just how it is, then the project dies with Morales.
Walter Binnerforth - Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:52:41 EST ID:cay7Uwer No.173590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>nationalize all oil production, and use that to pay for everything
Hell yeah dude. Resources for the People.

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