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I am an ex lifelong Democrat. I voted for Obama, but my grip was slipping on his 2nd term, (after the bank bailouts) and I lost my grip when the USA destabilized Libya. That act to me, was take poor brown peoples resources and create a bunch of refugees and slaves for the crime of attempted self determination. Deflect criticism by appearing to be a formerly oppressed minority president while doing evil. Same thing in the Honduras. I don’t care for Trump’s personality although he had quite valid points when he was running for president, but I have become VERY AFRAID of what the democratic party has become, and I’m not referring to AOC or , Ilhan Omar. We have so many other pressing problems, but the democrats have focused all of their attention on LIES for the past two years. I feel this was an attempted coup with just about everyone in the media and disturbing numbers in the government being complicit. Now Assange has been arrested, not a word from just about any of the media about how wrong this is. We really don’t have an independent media any longer. It’s sad, but I trust YOUTUBE more than CNN or MSNBC. I now wonder, how did some germans feel during the late 30’s, seeing the events unfold like they did with the rise of Hitler. I really worry about the direction this world is going. A few years ago, I forced myself to examine other points of view, not just the neoliberal left. I Feel now that we have one party in this country, and it is some kind of evil abomination.
OK I will say it. we are headed for a global depression
As I said before websites like this are the only places where you can get “real news”.
MSM scares me, I am starting to relate to all those soviet and east german news viewers just before their systems collapsed. You just can’t trust it.
This guy sound exceptional, but I am bothered by the electronic voting process. On serious matters such as elections, we should stick to paper. Paper ballots leave a paper trail. Electronic voting makes me uneasy because it can be prone to manipulation. Just because it says one thing on a screen, doesn’t mean it’s being counted that way, paper doesn’t break down on election day, all you need at the most basic is a pencil and 2-3 pairs of eyes to verify the results
I am continually surprised that when I turn the TV on (which is a whole lot less these days) That this country isn’t on fire. Especially, from the 35 and below crowd. They have been screwed on jobs, education, housing, soon the stock market, they fight in endless wars, and TPTB act if this is ok, like everything is going according to plan. They let the for profit educational system screw them over, They can’t afford a house because of inflated prices, rents high. They see sociopathic clowns posing as leaders who don’t have a clue on how to address ANY of the problems they have in their lives. I’m just waiting on the storyline on who the scapegoats are gonna be, welfare mothers, well, we didn’t give welfare mothers trillions of dollars in order to bail them out. immigrants, I see you can’t make any money off them now and because of the trade deals their countries are pretty much failed states, hell their economies/societies are in worse shape than ours is (but we’re catching up), but that’s holding us back. Minorities or the poor, I know they just came in the banks and forced you to give them a loan on a $300,000 house with no money down, and no income verification. and on top of that, they forced you to sell that crap to someone’s pension fund. Gays, women, unions, government workers? Does ANYBODY believe that any of the people who got elected to office here recently have ANY INSIGHT AT ALL!!! on how to address our current problems? Any problem ? (accumulating money to run to office doesn’t count). What is happening to this world, we have all these “educated” people and we are all riding the short bus.
I have a somewhat darker take on the child
poverty situation. I have seen several times
in my life that some poor people will choose
not to be poor any longer. The solution to
their particular problem will be they will
turn to crime. Crime is always hiring.
There’s big money to be made in human
trafficking, kidnapping the 1%’s children, and
extortion. Drug dealers lights are always on,
their homes are heated and their children are
fed. They don’t worry about income taxes,
property taxes, who is in the white house, or
what the federal reserve or the Bank of japan
is doing. Local police departments usually
get paid out of property taxes, when those go
down because the populations fortunes have
diminished, well, they have to make that up
somehow. Usually it’s drug/asset seizures,
but if you keep doing that, well the cash
will dry up. The dealers will just pay some
of the police to look the other way and the
other officers will get tired of locking up
offenders because there are so many of them.
It also increases their chances of getting
killed. We have all seen the pictures of
tables about to fall in from the sheer weight
of seized cash laying on them. A cop barely
able to make it can’t be exposed to that
kind of temptation too long, it’s basically
untraceable and can relieve a lot of people of
a whole lot of burdens. I see a couple of
things that are going to happen in the
future, unemployment is NOT going to go down,
and there are a lot of soon to be released
middle east combat vets with small children
who are NOT going to stand by and see them
hungry for too long. I had read there are
over 15,000 gang members in the Los Angeles
area. Thats just one city in the US, and
thats an army, now imagine what’s in mexico,
and central america. Those are poor children
that capitalism failed and NAFTA threw away,
so they developed their own system. Going to
prison to them is like going to college for
us. They get networking opportunities with
other criminal networks, job training in
crime, and an elevation of status in their
own particular organizations when they get
out. They even run their operations from
prison. We all have seen the refugee problem
of children coming from central america,
they are running from gangs, violent gangs
that have killed family members, or others
because they wouldn’t join, or they couldn’t
pay. Every time you turn on the news, they
are finding another mass grave in Mexico, and
they are not even looking for them, they are
stumbling upon them, by mistake. Mexico is
what you get when you put poverty, crime,
corruption, and free trade together with no
accountability. If we don’t do anything
about the income inequality in this country
and let the 1% dictate how things go in this
country, places like Mexico, Kosovo, or
Chicago will resemble our future. Our
democracy, can’t survive that.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Ferguson and the stock market both blew up just before the elections.
websites like this are very important. I do appreciate what you are doing. I think that this and other websites like this are the only places that real journalism is being conducted now. I beginning to think that the MSM has been taken over by the corporations, most of the journalist there are too afraid they will lose their social status to really report the big picture. They are mostly entertainers and propagandists now.
It seems everywhere, the wrong type of people have risen to the top.