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Posted by liberalmike27 in General Discussion
Wed Apr 27th 2011, 02:03 AM
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Posted by liberalmike27 in General Discussion
Fri Jan 28th 2011, 12:24 PM
But NAZIs were famous for doing things like rounding up all of the retarded people, or people that had health problems, and they viewed it as a public works problem. Many were put-down. I hate to use that term, but I can't see that it is much different than that. They were viewed as a taxing element of society, and dealt with by simply killing them.

Recently republicans voted, pointlessly yes, to repeal health care. Now I know a lot of people don't bother watching PBS, or Frontline, or any show that actually interviews the people who lack care. But they are out there. We've got people who need, say Chemotherapy after surgery, and simply can't get it. There are many other situations where people, due to being sick, were either denied care, or when they ran out of money, were kicked off of insurnace due to the fact they could no longer pay the ever increasing premiums after actually using insurnace--even if they'd been paying it for decades.

So Republicans, in essence, are voting to allow people to do without care, and people will die. People are dying in AZ right now that can't get transplants because of governor Jan Brewer's cuts to medicare (or medicaid, always mix up those two).

Now policy is directional. Fascism, Socialism, Communism, and Capitalism are all more like fluid, like moving left or right. That's why it annoys me when someone says "That's Socialism," not just because it often isn't, but also because it'd more correctly be put that it may be inching over toward a more socialistic system. It isn't like it's a place, a particular city or something.

So undeniably, when you repeal health care, you move in a direction policy-wise. And though it isn't rounding up and gassing special-needs folks, or the workshy, or those who can't actively contribute to the economy (the homeless and unemployed), there is no denying that trying to repeal health care, strip services toward those who are unemployed, or need food, or welfare, is kind of moving in that direction. People die because they don't have these services. Grayson was not wrong, though the media went apoplectic about him actually coming out and saying it.

Clearly we're in several wars, and demand compliance from everyone, as if we want to rule the world also.

Now Germans were one of the most advanced, well-educated societies on the globe when Naziism rose, Fascism. I know it moved along a bit more quickly, but I can't help but wonder if it didn't move through a phase like the one we're experiencing now. Are republicans NAZIs, of course not. But I have to say, Glen Beck, and FOX, and Rush at times really do seem like they are picking on a lot of Jews these days. Add other ethnic groups, Muslims, Immigrant Mexicans, homosexuals, and Black folks. The more people to hate for distraction, the better for them I guess. I'm just saying, are we heading in that direction, and if so, why is it so bad that we point that out?
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Posted by liberalmike27 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Nov 19th 2010, 12:04 PM
I was looking for a piece from Olbermann last night where he listed the general wealth of the Congress, like 261 millionaires, and a median wage of 911,000 a year, as well as Issa being the richest, with 311 million in accrued wealth.

I was just wondering, does anyone have that who posts video here? I think that needs to get out, as to why they didn't use tax cuts for the poor and middle a campaign tactic.
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Posted by liberalmike27 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Jul 06th 2010, 12:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOP2V_np2c0

It's just so spot-on, and something almost anyone can understand, hitting all the high points. He asks the question, how much is enough, and how much is too much, and how do we stop finance from having too much power?

It is something we should all talk about.
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Posted by liberalmike27 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Dec 19th 2009, 11:57 PM
If you've got the money, just deposit it in some sort of tax free insurance account, pay less taxes.

If they pass it, just don't buy insurance, as Keith Olbermann suggests.

If you own a business, cancel your insurance.

The only way we'll ever get single payer, with the insurance companies so in control, is to cut off their money, slash their profits, and to do that, we need to cancel the policies and keep your money at home.

Sure, you're going naked. But at some point, if we all do that, something has to break. Hopefully, it won't by a bone on your body. But our progenitors have done dangerous things for decades to get ahead, and stupidity has taken us back to the days of the Robber Barons, along with a media that spans from center-right, to extreme fascist insane asylum.
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Posted by liberalmike27 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Sep 15th 2009, 01:34 PM
It is a well-known fact that way less people vote in the mid-term elections.

Clearly, I think this phenominon is worse in the democratic party.

What can we do to get more democrats out to vote in the miderms, and to show them the importance of voting in these elections. Thirty three senators are elected every two years, so we sacrifice one in two elections.

I don't mean to sound racist, but with Obama pulling nine of ten black votes, this is one huge group that would make a vast difference if their ranks can be marshalled in getting them out to vote for democrats.

Those of you with talents in this area, web design, or with influential positions in the D-Party need to figure out how to get mid section turnout up. I mean God, the Senate is the sticking point, we've got 57-2-40 now, imagine if we could get another five or six democrats, where we could ignore the Max Baucus's.
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Posted by liberalmike27 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Aug 12th 2009, 12:43 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32382572/ns/us...

This is a story about all these folks who are ashamed of their recent unemployment. We are all well-conditioned to put our self-worth totally into the idea of our employment, or what we are paid to do. But we are all much more than that.

I was wondering, however, why they used the world "lying" instead of "laying low," which is the normal word. At first, I thought it was a mistake, and perhaps it was. Then I got to thinking, well, maybe they meant to use it. I mean, the idea is that they are trying to deceive folks, by acting employed, even though they aren't, so in a sense it is "lying low."

But folks, there is a ten percent unemployment rate. Republican policies, Congressional trade agreements that as it turned out, weren't free at all, have nearly brought our country to its knees. And the supposedly "liberal media" self-sold as such, seems to not see the direct correlation of exporting jobs, and unemployment. Certainly the top ten percent, who own about 90 percent of all securities and stocks are making out like bandits, but the rest of us, and our economy--not so much. We are hearing almost no discussion of putting some tariffs on items entering the country, to bring some jobs home, and as a source of much-needed tax revenue. Some liberal media.

But to the unemployed, I'd say this. You are not your job. You are not one thing. You are not bad, or good, but you are many things. Whether you deal with misinformation, or facts, you at least care enough to come here and change people, are at least try. You are willing to beat your head against a metaphorical wall here at DU. There is no shame in losing a job. It happens, and in an economy like the one we've been working on creating over the last 30 years, with a huge generation over the top of their peak earning and spending years, it is going to happen more. I mean seriously, when thousands of folks show up for 20 job openings, then you are in good company. Keep trying, and don't worry, be honest with yourself and loved ones. If they don't understand they are dumb-asses that don't love you anyway. And for God's sake, let us try to raise the awareness about this idiot policy of giving all of our good jobs, or bad jobs, away to other countries, through these terrible trade agreements. Because it looks like that darned "liberal media," a huge corporation in and of itself, isn't going to do it!
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