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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plus she is taking a stand against people who leach off the government. who do these people think they are, anyway, expecting the government to pay benefits for their spouses? she's cutting needless, wasteful government spending! you get one taste of that government honey, and you are on the road to spending your life lounging around on welfare. really, she's saving them from themselves.

in other news, senate democrats are finally getting some backbone. as usual, the republicans are forecasting utter destruction:

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Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, said the changes marked a “devastating” breach of Senate procedure.

“Now there are no rules in the United States Senate,” he said.


one can but hope this will lead to them caning each other on the senate floor. or at the very least, pie fights.

BECAUSE NOW IT'S JUST A FREE-FOR-ALL!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case you missed it, Seattle now has a Socialist City Council member.
Q13FOX: City Council member Sawant...is a big clash coming?

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SEATTLE — Seattle’s newest City Council member is already making waves even before taking office.

At a Machinists rally Monday night in Westlake Park, Kshama Sawant minced no words when it came to Boeing’s management.

“We salute the Machinists for having the courage to reject this blatant highway robbery from the executives of Boeing in pursuit of their endless, endless thirst for private profit,” Sawant said.

But Boeing wasn’t Sawant’s only target. She also took aim at both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Olympia for approving the historic $9 billion tax-break package to try to guarantee the 777X would be built in the state.

“We have to condemn the state Legislature for capitulating yet again,” she said. “Yet again.”



The Guardian: Seattle's election of Kshama Sawant shows socialism can play in America
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Without the ideological duel with the Soviet Bear, Americans are better able to understand socialism for what it really is: a system that ensures that wealth can provide food, housing, education and basic needs for the population. And more and more people – out of work, in debt and feeling betrayed by the promises of market capitalism – see that as a good thing.

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OWS did rekindle interest in Marxist theory. Even the business press is quick to unveil the inequality that exists as a result of financial deregulation. It's not a coincidence that in the airport town of SeaTac, near Seattle, voters approved a $15 per hour minimum wage, in part inspired by the recent wave of fast-food worker strikes. Kshama Sawant's ascendence signifies a movement that is tired of the same market solutions to every economic problem, which is the basic platform of both major American political parties.


LA Times: Socialist to occupy Seattle City Council
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Which brings the Socialist Alternative party member back to her comfort zone: the campaign and what she wants people to take away from it. Hope, the possibility of power, "a political alternative that represents us, not the corporate bosses."

Or as she told the crowd in downtown Seattle on Monday night, standing in support of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers:

"Brothers and sisters, let's work on this together.

"Let's stand with Boeing workers, and we will end with a chant.... When workers' rights are under attack, what do we do?" she hollered.

"Stand up!" the group cried as one. "Fight back!"

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not even that it's a market solution to the economy, it's that it's a reaganomics solution. Republicans and Democrats are still fiddlefarting around with his economic policy that has profoundly, stinkily, and noisily shat the bed for this country.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkey Mcdermott wrote:
Its not even that it's a market solution to the economy, it's that it's a reaganomics solution. Republicans and Democrats are still fiddlefarting around with his economic policy that has profoundly, stinkily, and noisily shat the bed for this country.


I don't know what you're talking about. Trickle down economics totally work.

They trickled right down into the gutter, where they belong.

On a serious note, why hasn't there been a serious overhaul of economic policy since the 80's?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lots of volcanoes erupting today worldwide, including one that's making a new island that may or may not stick around



maybe not really news, since there are 50+ eruptions every month

but someone was making a stink about it
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/21/3769823/in-miami-gardens-store-video-catches.html

Man is arrested 62 times for trespass... at his place of employment. The story has a lot more on the activities of that particular police department, but just read the article.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

f ... florida?

no!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/21/3769823/in-miami-gardens-store-video-catches.html

Man is arrested 62 times for trespass... at his place of employment. The story has a lot more on the activities of that particular police department, but just read the article.


What a joke. Since when were police departments hiring petty street thugs?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
f ... florida?

no!


Shock and surprise!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fritterdonut wrote:

On a serious note, why hasn't there been a serious overhaul of economic policy since the 80's?


i've just started reading "The Bully Pulpit", by Doris Kearns Goodwin. this particular economic theory seems pretty much unchanged (except for the labels) since, like, the 1880's.

by god, if it was good enough for great-great-granddad, it's good enough for us!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fritterdonut wrote:
CTrees wrote:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/21/3769823/in-miami-gardens-store-video-catches.html

Man is arrested 62 times for trespass... at his place of employment. The story has a lot more on the activities of that particular police department, but just read the article.


What a joke. Since when were police departments hiring petty street thugs?


I don't think roughing up poor people and people from minorities is really anything new, especially in Florida.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fritterdonut wrote:
On a serious note, why hasn't there been a serious overhaul of economic policy since the 80's?


intransigent chicago-school or austrian economic dickgobblers cemented like an undead barnacle to the fetid pubes of the rusted whale of the GOP
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
fritterdonut wrote:
On a serious note, why hasn't there been a serious overhaul of economic policy since the 80's?


intransigent chicago-school or austrian economic dickgobblers cemented like an undead barnacle to the fetid pubes of the rusted whale of the GOP

The Democrats are pretty tightly wedded to a neo-liberal agenda too, you know. It's not just a lack of backbone, it's a lack of an alternative, it's a legislature dominated, quite literally, by millionaires, it's the two dominant parties being bank rolled by the same big corporations and banks.

Speaking of big corporations dominating legislative bodies and screwing people over, from The Raw Story:
Socialist Seattle City Council member defends accusing Boeing of ‘economic terrorism’
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuclear deal reached with Iran
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nuclear deal reached with Iran

And of course Israel is spinning this progress and the better control over Iran's enrichment program as another step along the road to Iran secretly creating a nuclear weapon. Because getting Iran to give up some of their enriched U, set a lower cap to how much they can enrich it, and allowing greater access to UN inspectors is all somehow going to make it easier to create a nuke without the world finding out.


Anyway, I heard about this last week but of course The Internet has pix.

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