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Thread: your debt is their wealth
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2226) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 hours ago

Absolutely it's about distribution! So is debt bondage and the exponential growth of the power of the financial overlords due to compound interest. It's easy to say but it's been going on for at least 3000 years. Saying it's so doesn't do shit, until we convince the born, bred and programmed idiots that believe paying debts is the morally and politically correct thing to do.

Until a critical mass are convinced we must tax the rich out of existence we will continue to talk silly shit like I've just spent 5 minutes doing.

Thread: your debt is their wealth
[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22971) 2 hours ago

I took a labor economics course (a long time ago) where the prof tried to convince us that 5% unemployment IS full employment! It was Keynesian economics and I never accepted it because to accept that meant it was okay for 5% of people to be left out in the cold. It was also obvious that it was a b.s. number as we know unemployment numbers are b.s. today. They think we're all just a bunch of dummies and granted many are and they count on us believing their crap about there not being enough money when in fact there is more than enough money to end all poverty on this earth. It's all in how it's distributed!

Thread: your debt is their wealth
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2226) from Fredericksburg, TX 6 hours ago

"And our Orwellian, our neoliberal notion of unrestricted freedom for the creditor dooms us at the very outset of any quest we undertake for a just economic order. Any and every revolution that we wage, no matter how righteous in its conception, is destined to fail."


Thread: your debt is their wealth
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2226) from Fredericksburg, TX 6 hours ago

Everything You Thought You Knew About Western Civilization Is Wrong!

"... For us freedom has been understood to sanction the ability of creditors to demand payment from debtors without restraint or oversight. This is the freedom to cannibalize society. This is the freedom to enslave. This is, in the end, the freedom proclaimed by the Chicago School and the mainstream of American economists. And so Hudson emphasizes that our Western notion of freedom has been, for some twenty-eight centuries now, Orwellian in the most literal sense of the word: War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength. He writes: 'A constant dynamic of history has been the drive by financial elites to centralize control in their own hands and manage the economy in predatory, extractive ways. Their ostensible freedom is at the expense of the governing authority and the economy at large. As such, it is the opposite of liberty as conceived in Sumerian times' (p. 266). ..." - from Michael Hudson’s New Book: "And Forgive Them Their Debts"


Thread: your debt is their wealth
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 7 hours ago

Yes agree. We should absolutely confiscate the wealth of Jeff Bezos and his ilk and divide it amongst the country. Eat the motherfucking rich. Not being sarcistic either.

Thread: your debt is their wealth
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2226) from Fredericksburg, TX 8 hours ago

There will be no true freedom or democracy until a wealth tax precludes the possibility of billionaires!


Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by grapes (5210) 11 hours ago

Even next to the sewerage drainage river, Mercy can still make DUMBO fly. An-eye-for-an-eye makes the whole world go blind (¿Ghandi?)

All particles are point particles. Their interactions with the Higgs field create their different masses. The atoms from those buried dead people in the graves close to the monastery (with the day-after-day out-of-the-mud-grows-the-beauty chanting) which we the neighborhood children ate as guavas and drank as flower nectar are NO DIFFERENT from the same kinds of atoms from ANYWHERE else. There is NOTHING MACABRE about these atoms except in our minds through their associations with each other and their conglomerations. As the video attests, the atoms are just conglomerations of up-quarks, down-quarks, and electrons. Their different configurations give rise to different atoms. This is why the configuration sum, 》die Zustandsumme,《 plays such an important central role (from which macroscopic properties of matter can be COMPUTED) in equilibrium Chemistry and why the two different statistics (Bose-Einstein statistics for bosons and Fermi-Dirac statistics for fermions) obeyed by identical particles entered into the form of the configuration sum. Once the distinctions between conglomerations of particles can be made, a different statistics takes over from either one - the Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics. A more commonly known name in English for the configuration sum (which is a rather literal translation from the original German) is the partition function.

In essence, our universe is built up from a few dozens of indistinguishable-particle types but our consciousness creates DISTINCTIONS amongst the various conglomerations of them by our ability to measure. Our universe being understood is the story of the emergence of distinctions from indistinctiveness. There are only two ultimate underlying laws of the universe (all others come from the process of emergence of distinctions from indistictiveness.) Everything is quantized when measured and information about the distinctions are preserved. Every step we take makes a footprint, visible and/or invisible.

Depending on how we draw the boundaries, we are all eternal AND transient beings. Where is your meniscus? Beyond the critical point of temperature and pressure, it doesn't exist for a bulk material such as liquid water and water vapor, nor is it meaningful at all. There is only fluid configuration water, BOTH liquid AND vapor but beyond.

Water doesn't die when it turns into water vapor and forms clouds. Water does die because the liquid form of it is no more in its vapor. As a young child looking up from my station at the neighborhood garbage dump, I wondered if people could walk on those fluffy white clouds in the blue blue sky until one day I did, on a cloud, but not in the sky! While hiking on a mountain range as tall as some clouds, I saw that a stormy rain cloud moved in and enveloped me. It wetted the trail so yeah, I did walk on that cloud when it merged with my hiking trail. I saw the wall of basalt (it's my first time to touch the very dark and homogenously textured rock definitely different from the grainy granite with the embedded shiny mica grains which I saw on some buildings' façades) on the right side flanking the trail being wetted and turned darker. I scurried for cover in the wind and the rain as it got cold but I understood what the clouds were. Some came in as high-floating fogs with wind and rain following. They were water. I couldn't walk on them in the sky but I could when they came for me if I had put myself at the right place and at the right time.

Yeah, I learnt to see into the future by listening to the weather reports and watching the different types of clouds and their velocities and distances. We may lose the view from above the clouds. Here's why the CCP is evil when it shot at and exploded a defunct satellite in space scattering extremely high-speed debris in many directions. This debris may destroy satellites and also endanger all missions into space so we will become partially blinded and possibly killed in the future. CCP pollutes. The world will be better off without this continued pollution. Republican terrorists should go, too.

Victories keep rolling in

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Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8329) from Phoenix, AZ 1 day ago

I didn't say "eye for an eye" that's coming from you, I said "examine".

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 4 days ago

Can we separate the act from the illness or the illness from the person? Unfortunately trauma interrupts awareness. Mentally ill person is unaware they are unaware. You're pointing to boredom stimuli etc: someone with an injured sense of awareness can't feel. That is what trauma and child abuse do: rob awareness. It is work to get it back. But first they need to know they are missing it. But that means reliving what they worked so hard to forget= Conundrum. Snap. Their psyche implodes. We raised generations of children who were terribly violated. (Often by family and friends or someone the parents know/ sometimes by a total stranger, and often older boys or teenagers). Things that seem hard to understand can be very easy to understand if you look at it with awareness: One in six. I don't think it is just a white problem. Children are abused in all socioeconomic classes. It (mass shootings) seems to be happening when someone with untreated ptsd and most likely been taking aderall has lost touch with reality and has access to guns. It goes without saying anyone suffering from suicidal ideation should not have guns around. There should be a mechanism for a therapist or family to collect them in protected storage. As well as terribly aware people with good self preservation aren't really running to join up. War could definitely serve to retrigger childhood stuff. Childhood trauma is worse and far more damaging and difficult to treat than trauma experienced as an adult. But when you have both going on ...yikes. Stigmatizing, ignoring, and failing to educate our public about symptoms, as well as failing to treat and care about this problem as well as better protect children ...is part of the problem. We don't like to talk about sexual abuse. We don't like to believe it is happening to a child in our town. Some would rather not see it is maybe their own child exhibiting the symptoms and shut off their own awareness. Or possibly their awareness was injured when they were young too.

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by grapes (5210) 5 days ago

Yeah, but it does look like yet another case of mass shooting by a non- or unmarried white male. We truly live in the image of "the Free City of Braavos" with its House of Black and White, of the Game of Thrones HBO series. No one gets out of life alive but legacy endures. I was living in the jet age so I got to New York on a fully packed Boeing 707 jet aircraft (the nearly empty Boeing 747 Jumbo jet in which the three of us, the only passengers onboard, had started out with, might not have been economically justifiable or runway-supported for the intercontinental near-arctic route requiring refueling; yeah, the Pacific Ocean is a huge challenge for aircraft range so it was safer to stay close by to land by crossing the Bering Strait as the first American settlers did by crossing the Bering land bridge during the last ice age,) not by sailing on a ship as Arya did.

It's a waste of precious resource to send so many military personnel who have been trained to kill to handle a fundamentally law enforcement issue with the caravan of asylum seekers coming to our border. Policing is a very different specialty from soldiering. My Dad used to say that the Bobbies (who radiate aura from their headwear with the Crown on it, I suspect!) could handle things better without guns than the U.S. police with guns in tote could. Although we may be bursting with different things (Dad's no Muslim, and I, with orange juice, Coca-Cola, and sunshine,) it's still better to be found by a Bobbie than a U.S. policeman when worshiping our different gods or goddesses. Inching more and more into a steel-and-stone urban-jungle-drainage ditch, still pre-Amazonian swamp despite the cast-off dead snake-god having floated back to the shore where its home was, "I have the need.. need for speed" to "catch that crayfish!" Kerplunk! A more perfect Achilles crawls back up the riverbank where people wash their clothes, tampons, and baby diapers, and emerges chosen as "God's triumph over the snakes."

Give a kid a hammer and bang, bang! Sit a kid next to Mom chanting a sutra and we hear it in the kid's voice! As a kid, I chanted a part of the Lotus Sutra by heart because I heard it so many times that it had probably overflowed from my ears to my mouth. We neighborhood children sometimes played on the graves, ate the guavas from a nearby tree, and sucked the nectar from some flower-buds. The guavas were lovely and the nectar was heavenly. It's not macabre if one didn't know what graves were. Playing, eating, and drinking seemed to be quite pleasant. I also had no problem with the monastery's wall decorations full of swastikas. No one seemed to be bothered. I actually liked the calm and spiritual atmosphere there with people meditating or chanting so the stupid and criminal Hitler usurped and corrupted the symbol of the swastika with his misdeeds.

Did our Christmas songs really disappear? Of course not, even if they couldn't be played without the proper equipment. The particles from those buried dead people in the graves probably went into us the neighborhood children through the guavas and the nectar. The "fields" of our ancestors still exist within and all around us but we may become ancestors, too. Why did Arya get the iron coin? Why did the King of England sign the Magna Carta? If his head were cut off, there would have been more wars over succession (contrast what happened to Iraq and Libya after the strongmen had been deposed with what happened to post-WWII Japan) and we wouldn't have heard of the Magna Carta or the idea of human rights.

I can see soldiers backing up the police being in trouble but using soldiers without police training to enforce the law is just begging for trouble. At the Kent State Massacre, soldiers with guns were sent there. Well, so people were shot up and killed, unsurprisingly! Whites disproportionately committed more mass shootings than others. Why? Whites have far more guns than others because our law enforcement observes the White privilege to carry firearms without shooting in panic at the Whites brandishing the guns. Imagine a Black brandishing a gun or even an unarmed one in a racially "mismatched" neighborhood or apartment: Bang! Bang! Dead. Evolution means few Blacks open-carry in civilian settings by "Natural Selection."

Decades ago, Braavos had a sanctuary for Arya @4:56 under the aegis of an Honored Man who was a DEFENDER of HUMAN RIGHTS @11:24 in the House of Black and White with Whites living on the Academic Acropolis above and the Blacks below. Yeah, but now THE petty/petticoat LOSER must have come by! That's how we lost our ability to play our recorded Christmas songs sung by us. After the burglar of our (Manhattan) home had stolen our magnetic audiotape recorder and player, did the music die?

Bye-bye, miss American pie! @6:46 "But she just smiled and turned away." JFK International Airport hasn't been improved much since several decades ago. I still wonder whether the FAA has succeeded in modernizing JFK's air-traffic-control system so that flights don't need to be tracked on computer keypunch cards with pencils when an ANCIENT (many decades old) air-traffic-control computer acts up with its senility and dementia. Radiation-hardness against EMP is desirable for the upgrade(s) because we don't want confusions in our airspace in the case of a nuclear war. Airforce One can hide better if there are still many aircraft in the air. On 9/11/2001, anyone could identify which aircraft is Airforce One ( and possibly shoot it down with air-defense equipment, remember Flight MH17 shot down over eastern Ukraine? also look up the biometric data of Navy pilots for the moment when they feel most vulnerable; is it while they are hugging tight onto a leather-clad "vroom, vroom" motorcycle burning rubber and pulling g's or trying to land their nearly out-of-fuel jet at night onto the heaving and swaying deck of their mother ship praying and hoping to snag one of the arresting cables with a tailhook before either plunging into the ocean or taking off again at full power with an almost empty fuel tank? are they aware or afraid of any nearby Manpacks? probably not near an aircraft-carrier battlegroup maneuvering in a wide open ocean but on land near JFK {TWA Flight 800?} or Mar-a-Lago... there were Unidentified Swimming Objects out there in the Atlantic Ocean along the flight paths ) because the sky was ordered cleared. I do worry more about those computers controlling the automated launching of intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles, such as those of Russia's. The failure of a single ancient component could end the lives and livelihoods of most of the world's people. People were killed before due to this reluctance of foregoing protection even for a short while despite maintenance having become necessary.

Maybe it wouldn't have happened if the mass shooter were both well-fed AND well-fucked. He probably lacked the social connection.

This mass shooting doesn't quite fit the definition of terrorism because the "message" part of terrorism seems to be lacking. Well, do we count, "being bored is dangerous," as the shooter's "message?" Maybe we did raise recent generations of children to be so externally driven by stimuli that they needed to be "entertained constantly." If they lack the stimuli, they become bored.

When I was growing up decades ago, I hadn't even understood what "being bored" meant because there were interesting things going on all of the time. Even mundane things can actually be very interesting and indeed bizarre if one asks questions and digs deeply enough.

Why can Johnnie-Walker-Black-Label liquor mix with water in all proportions? Why can't sesame oil mix with water in the same way? Why does sesame oil feel oily? Why doesn't water feel oily? Why is water wet? Why is wet soap so slippery? After my archaelogical excavation and ant-empire building in the local neighborhood garbage dump, why does soapy water work so well cleaning away my grime? Some of the answers can even enlighten cultural understanding and point to potential solutions to the most dangerous problems in the world such as the conflicts between nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan/India and DPRK/ROK(nuclear US backed) but the Bering Strait between Russia and the U.S. is nowhere close to being as much a geopolitical hotspot as Kashmir is.

One was man-made but the other one was natural (don't you believe Sarah Palin's saying that she could see Russia from her home! The Bering Strait is a rather tough natural divide for surface people to cross; I did cross it but I flew; the snow-capped Canadian Rockies with a backdrop of blue sky were the most beautiful and impressive sight when I saw them from an airplane in the morning sun) and besides, Russia probably still remembers selling to the U.S. the gigantic but at the time derided as the U.S. Secretary of State William "Seward's Folly" or "refrigerator."

Russia owns the humongous Siberia so the gigantic Alaska wouldn't be missed much because although as big as it is, Alaska is still puny in comparison to Siberia which boasts of setting the coldest temperature record in the northern hemisphere.

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 5 days ago

Well I think it applies to anyone who kills. That eye for an eye kind of thinking is really dangerous black/ white thinking, with me/ against me Absolutism. And it doesn't solve problems. Rise above.

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8329) from Phoenix, AZ 5 days ago

"How is your comment helpful"? You ask. I see you, like the GOP, are quick to examine mental health when Republicans kill. May I ask have you heard of the golden rule? The GOP are quick to identify any misdead done by an immigrant or muslin as the person being part of that group. I believe we should do the same for the GOP in the sprite of the golden rule and to allow people to examine the problem of Americans being killed by Republicans.

Thread: Consumer Debt: a Sugar Rush
[-] 1 points by grapes (5210) 5 days ago

Once a virtual currency such as Bitcoin establishes itself as being widely used, inflation may become very sluggish. The volume of Bitcoin grows even slower than the volume of gold so on a storage-of-value basis needed for a "money," Bitcoin is even better than gold due to its having an even lower mining rate.

To become a reserve monetary base, Bitcoin needs a huge market therefore it needs to be widely accepted. Bitcoin is "fungible" because the same number of Bitcoins are interchangeable without affecting their stored value.

With Bitcoin, there is NO [Non-]U.S. [Non-]Federal [No-]Reserve that can create currency "out of thin air" eroding the stored value arbitrarily. Any individual or country suffering from the erosion of stored value in their currency can nearly instantaneously grind inflation to a sluggish pace by switching to using Bitcoin. Of course, since most governments are control freaks by their eternal quest for power, they dislike Bitcoin because "money" can truly fly at electronic and photonic speeds anonymously and untraceably. Yeah, it's definitely NOT only good for the illegal drug trade. By widely dispersing the function of "the middleman" through encryption, it's truly a cutting-edge fly-by-wire/fly-by-light money.

Of course, the A.S.S.(die amerikanische Staatssicherheit) may eventually figure out why the content of the load it carries across a brook makes a huge difference in how difficult it is to bring the load to town. Salt is very different from sponges when carried to town on the back of the A.S.S. because it dissolves in the brook but sponges gain weight by absorbing water from the brook.

To buy or sell, one must get a number first!

Thread: Consumer Debt: a Sugar Rush
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2226) from Fredericksburg, TX 6 days ago

Compound capital gains, profit and interest increase the price of everything, the wealth of the few and the debt of the many at an exponential rate. Banksters and billionaires are a threat to the survival of the human race. They are more dangerous than all the tyrants and terrorists since the beginning of civilization.

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 1 week ago

Add to that perhaps what else has changed is media coverage of reality, what is happening in the world and the horrors of war, violence, and childhood traumas and abuse, the loss of meaningful employment and the diminishing quality of life. We wake up to this sappy overly bubbly obnoxious talking heads shit. Meaningless banter. A forty minute report on rainy weather with said meteorologist making exagerated pouty face. Then if you watch GMA (just don't) the perkiness puke fest ensues. They aren't reporting on reality anymore. Trump is right we are living in a world of fake news directed by Rich elites who don't really want us to know what is going on and they are all owned by the same few groups as well as beholden to their advertisers. (including Fox and CNN). All they do is bait and distract the public with speculation and hot button issues. Meaningful reporting is dead. Yes it is and to any reporter still standing there holding the last thread of what used to be ...you are an endangered species. Replaced with a schmaltzy communications major dressed in a skin tight party dress with breasts on promenade. Always touting the troops but never actually reporting on the circumstances they experience. Just fueling their feelings of isolation and surrealness of this fake Truman Show reality. Yes I think this is also part of the problem.

But to anyonee feeling this way: theanswer is always empathy. Not the forced it could be worsestuff on the news but in your own day to day existence. Finding empathy for your inner child. Finding empathy in those immediately around you trying to see everyone else's inner child. That we are all confused. We are all just trying to make our way through this screwed up world the best we can. Shut off the news. Try one small act of kindness each day. Helping an elderly person. Give money to someone homeless. Give someone a small but meaningful gift. It will begin to shift things out of living inside of the darkness...to knowing that it is there but choosing to live anyway and taking a new road. You can't change the world. But you can find your way in it.

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 1 week ago

Trauma symptoms mimic ADD. Often it is the first diagnosis made when symptoms of childhood trauma or ptsd begin to surface. Unfortunately because before they can begin to get calm or get their heads sorted they are given highly addictive amphetamines. Ptsd is full on fight or flight. So obviously Aderall is not going to be good. Especially when withdrawal is known to cause psychotic episodes. Doctors are shelling it out like candy. This is not some organized terror situation. These are people in split states or psychotic withdrawal going into fight mode reliving severe trauma. Men from war torn countries like one of the worst traumas to children- Somalia! with child soldiers, slaughtered family members and villages, ingrained lessons about "enemies" stabbing people. Soldiers suddenly charging into public places firing at crowds. There have been 307 of these this year alone. There has always been trauma. So what has changed? What specifically is causing this severe "snapped fugue states" and very public violence? What's the most readily available drug on market that is now putting us all at risk. The answers are right there...we never ask the right questions. Government is all to eager to label it terror but now they have a conundrum when it is a large number of American soldiers in the mix. Big pharma all to eager to be in bed with dosing up the troops. I would not be surprised if they are giving this to soldiers to stay awake longer and have energy in the field as well. But the drug wasn't studied enough. And here we have the fallout. Aderall Rage plus severe cuts to mental health and insurance coverages coupled with less paid time off from work than ever equals Mass death.

It must be so hard to go to work and shuffle papers, or watch middle managers bullying, or such focus on profits and nonsense with so much horror swirling around in their heads. Children severlely tortured. Memories of having to kill as soldiers. The meaningless and materialism of our modern lives contrasted against what they have experienced and the odd sugary sicky sweet surreal delivery of the morning news. And yet we just expect people to suck it up and get busy turning profits no down time, no time to heal, and for what? A ride on the work treadmill to feed the pockets of the elite. And we can't imagine why all this is happening...because most people are so oblivious. We cant imagine how it's easy to hate that obliviousness and feel such hate towards people. Granted it is all twisted in their heads. But we have to begin to understand all this if we want to fix the problem.

Thread: Consumer Debt: a Sugar Rush
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2226) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

Dr Pangloss can shine this turd!

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 1 week ago

To the men out there experiencing intrusive thoughts. Extreme panic. Strange body pains. Feelings of rage and crying for no reason. Always feeling something isnt quite right. Please research dissociative disorders and flashbacks. Derealization. Repressed memories. There is no shame in childhood trauma. There is no shame in treatment. Don't try to do it alone. Realize you are not alone. You can get through this. Don't make your shame real. You aren't crazy and there is hope. No need to hurt anyone else. There is help. Before you do something wrong now...you didn't do anything wrong. It isn't your fault. Find a therapist who specializes in trauma and dissociation. Unless they do they are generally clueless.

Childhood trauma usually comes back in midlife. Our brains have amazing capabilities. The onset of these symptoms is overwheming and confusing...but it indicates you are strong and ready to deal with it. You can but you can't do it alone. Tell your spouse or a trusted friend and find a therapist asap. Not only do you deserve healing it is the responsible thing to do.

Thread: Another Republican terrorist attack last night.
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 1 week ago

How is your comment helpful? Was he taking Aderall? Aderall CAUSES psychosis. As well as many of the drugs for ptsd have psychotic effects. Many vets are being prescribed Aderall for ptsd and not being treated nor are they being asked about possible childhood trauma which war may have retriggered. The lack of mental health TREATMENT...EMDR which is over 90 percent effective...astonishing. And here we have the results...more innocent people dead. We need to end stigma and discrimination and make treatment readily available and actually workable into maintaining one's life and functioning.

Good upstanding men and women currently being replaced with an ex con subcontracted labor force...coming to your front door and neighborhoods and schools soon folks. Aren't we all just so glad we are making sure level 3 child molesters finally have jobs!! (Yes this country is sinking to a new low).

54 percent against the new fuck you contract: 54 percent in favor of renegotiating for a better deal!!!!. Who makes sure the voting company doesn't get paid off same as Hoffa by UPS as they all meet in Singapore the Dark Money Capital where corrupt money is known to change hands unchecked and Hoffa silently slipped off to while union members called him out and demanded emergency meetings. Full Time Workers Voted it down demanding a contract that doesn't create a lower wage replacement force that may well put 374,000 previously well paid hard working AMERICAN workers off their jobs for subcontracting. Or further on the puppet strings of an abusive work environment. Lifting packages well over the supposed 70 pound limits. Driving 14 hour days. Stress Managed into illness. Disregarding safety. A worker in Kentucky was killed last month...being screamed at to hurry I'm sure. He was a young Dad and Husband. Another run over. Pressure to go faster and blamed for accidents as they drive around in traffic scanning for kids, dogs, some people who try to hit trucks for lawsuits, try to beat the clock and get stalked by supervisors with stop watches, cameras, and clipboards... Then lift 150 pound packages that aren't supposed to be on the trucks. They get injured it or car accidents it is then their "own fault". Lets not forget exposure to the elements extreme heat and freezing cold temps. No BATHROOMS especially on rural routes. But still they deliver, perform, and come back the next morning to do it again and deliver surging stocks. But nope not good enough for the company. And the shareholders are proud of this? Why don't they take action or speak up then if not?No they want workers they aren't responsible for after they use and abuse them then discard them...and sometimes cause them to die... while they sit back on inherited money collecting ever increasing stocks on the ACTUAL backs of REAL working men and women. The CEO collecting $7000 bucks every hour these guys work. While they get a few meager weeks a year to recover from the body strain of 12 to 14 hour days with heavier and heavier boxes and to see family they have missed out on seeing and sharing time with. They get wages stolen. The "reward" is a big fuck you contract that threatens to replace their income with cheap labor.This is the "new normal" in America...third world wages and labor standards. We can't afford the sky rocketing cost of living. We are stuck in the WallStreet -Worker Abuse Cycle. Now imagine this times 200 ( a whole truck still to go). When that is done go back and get the pickups: https://images.wsj.net/im-34304?width=1260&aspect_ratio=1.5 He is someone's son, husband, and father. Maybe used to be a soldier... a lot of them are former soldiers. But we won't say they deserve to be compensated for their labor and afford a house or cars or college for their kids. We won't stand up. Trump definitely wont stand up for them. Not even Hoffa ...their own representative they pay. Trump and Hoffa probably both own shares in UPS stock though and BOTH INHERITED their money from their Daddys. They never worked as hard as these guys a lot of whom are former soldiers a day in their life. Not one day. (But they think they have it so tough).

Way to step up for labor and the middleclass Dems. You sure are representing us at these crtitcal junctions...not. Dont let us down Warren.

This foreign site will probably stay available longer because the U.K. has national healthcare so this article will help its people ( actually, I think most people over there have already known that they got a far better deal than "the [SUX 3000] Americans" who got "the penguin" ) realize that the grass is not necessarily greener (grass blades tend to stand somewhat upright so a side view tends to show more green color than a topdown view) on the other side: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6355575/Husband-demands-answers-wife-34-died-asthma-attack-outside-locked-ER-doors.html

It's the profit motive at work in these cases. Hospital emergency rooms are required by U.S. laws to treat all comers regardless of their ability to pay. This is a catch-all for pretending that everyone is covered without the politicians having to disclose whom are actually being covered. Culling filled the gap between what was said to be and what actually was.

I know how it feels to have a loved one culled ( not only at emergency rooms.) It's one reason why I am still here after all of these years. I haunt.

Remember? "Do this in remembrance of me." "Framed in the archway of the sunset, / See the homeward Cossack go. / Noiseless saved for a raven's croaking, / And the hoofbeats in the snow:" This is my body. Eat this. This is my blood. Drink this. I red the Bimbo because I had already figured out elementary bi-ology. Big Brother was absolutely correct: Periplaneta americana has global reach and poWer, especially at its poWer base near Houston. "Houston, Houston, we have a problem!" Maybe "global" will become "cosmic." In NYC, "Houston street" is pronounced as "Houseton street," NEVER "Hueston street" by a native New Yorker. What do you say? I say: Sam Houston certainly has my respect but war is the WORST way to resolve conflicts, though sometimes inevitable (in self-defense; criteria for evaluating inevitability are intention and means; warriors adhere to the warrior's code to allay fears and maximize survival, excellent advice for frontline states DPRK, South Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, and the continental bulwark states of Germany and France, invaded by the U.S. in Normandy, of course, but very unlikely again unless Russia were to overrun Germany; Russia fears NATO due to the U.S., fortress U.K., France, and on-the-front-line-and-exposed Germany which would very likely hold firm against a Russian invasion after an early setback due to the German warrior culture having become soft or even gone under Pax Americana but its industrial might will definitely force a Russian retreat eventually but by that time Russia may have punched through to France already due to the flat and easy German terrains to traverse on a first strike; no one gets out of life alive but legacy endures: I remember seeing the objects and their arrangement near a skeleton in the photograph of an ancient burial site and I said to myself, "they are recognizably very human. I see Love.") It's much easier to destroy than to build. Anyone who has built a tower of blocks for a toddler probably knows the toddler's delight in destroying it and the subsequent difficulty of building it back up quickly for yet another Godjilla-knockdown attack by the toddler before the whining comes. Of course, one can socialize the toddler to help build their very own dream town out of blocks. Then the protective motive displaces the destructive glee.

Machiavelli wrote a very famous book called "The Prince." Many younger rulers who could not dig deeply into who the prince was might have succumbed to its influence due to their fear of losing power. This seemed to be what had happened to Syria, with its destroyed cities and towns, annihilated ancient cultural artifacts (Syria was at the crossroads of the ancient world mentioned in the Old Testament, recall Saul's conversion on the road to Damascus,) its millions of desperate migrants, hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians killed, and reversion to barbarity breaching the international norms of behaviors already learnt previously at great costs by the Europeans. The Syrian situation doesn't need to happen to the prince's dominion.

The prince intended by Machiavelli was none other than the Godfather of Europe's Renaissance (which unleashed modernity on the West and far beyond,) Lorenzo the Great. In that turbulent age of political power struggles, Lorenzo was targeted for assassination early in his life while praying together with his brother. His brother was murdered but he escaped. Although he rose to power later on and could have executed his assassin, he did NOT. He didn't follow the advice of the book "The Prince" to install a regime of fear. Instead, he helped take away the shame of Florence by finishing its dome using the long-forgotten but newly understood ancient Roman technology. For the first time in more than a thousand years, Florence surpassed ancient Rome in its glory and it still remains a topmost tourist destination in Italy to this very day, centuries later. European culture exploded into its modern beauty and global dominance from the completion of the dome of Florence which now shields the worshipers of God who had suffered from the rains for years in a grand church (with a ridiculously great hole grander than could-be-finished) and spans "the impossible." For his people, Lorenzo became the beloved "il magnifico!" Europe soared high and free on the winds of the Renaissance liberated by Lorenzo il magnifico. It discovered humanity and modern science.

Man became the focus. Following and extending this grand tradition, I go to my People's Temple to worship more than five times a day, just to beat the Allah-favored Muslims in my devotion. I'll let Allah, God, etc. fight it out amongst themselves. All gods and goddesses, especially the most high ones, don't need my puny mortal squireship although I do recognize that I have my Godly bias because at the wedding banquet, I was baptized by the bidét, as favored by God.

My Big Brother was also chosen and baptized twice as a young child, firstly in a river "accidentally" and secondly with him wearing brand-new festivity's clothings, in a pigsty's feeding trough, hahahahahah (I giggled every single time I thought of this incident ever since Mom had told me about what happened to him after they had moved to a NEW God-planned-transregulated shantytown-neighborhood -- a fact IS weirder than fiction!) God made sure that it was shallow enough not to drown him but filled with a sufficient swill of hoggyswasch to avoid him getting an Achilles's heel. He was chosen to be "God's triumph over the snakes" and destined to become "filthy rich." Mom's consultation with a shaman regarding his grave illness (family members and relatives had even bought him a small coffin that fitted him; the shaman said that he wouldn't need it while saying that even a hammer couldn't knock him dead; he recovered thanks to the U.S.A. making penicillin available) resulted in her telling me that he would never go hungry for the want of food because God would guide him to a feeding trough again, and again.

I adopted the Japanese habit of drinking much water upon first awakening in the morning to ensure my daily offerings could continue unabated. It does wonders for my health. God truly blesses me! Clean air, clean water, pee, pee, pee, poop, pee, pee! This is definitely Moses's Code to the USS America; Shittoad said: what a great cuntry already! 'Tis, all in all. "Theresa, being with Bertha in deer-hunting season I'm in Heaven!"

The U.S.A. was absolutely the greatest. When I tried to fetch the Johnnie-Walker-Black-Label whisky bottle for drinking water, a gigantic Periplaneta americana ran up the bottle towards my hand making me drop it, breaking the porcelain sink below. I had swatted at the species before but the spines on its legs hurt so I grew fearful. Nowadays, the U.S.A. is no longer the greatest country. Our Clitonites have outsourced greatness.

I'll gear my nightly devotions towards the study of the "golden nuggets, the shit of the gods" when they are dislodged from the rectum of the Dodo-turd by the subpoena-backed Anal Rehydration Therapy. A kid taught me that the solution to constipation was to "eat more" to invoke "the law."

The Constipated Kid's Law, "sooner or later, they'll all come back out," derived its authority from the Pauli exclusion principle. It applies to the fermions but not the bosons. Yeah, Hair Bozo still has a chance of dressing up as a massless lightoid bozon in M-oral Babystuffing theory. G-string is the closed-loop нет-erotic savior string. Susskind yet?

Thread: Public Hospitals Want to keep You Out and Prefer You Die
[-] 1 points by elf3 (4086) 1 week ago

Laura Levis who died needlessly outside the door to the emergency room of a Sommerville hospital of asthma attack. Peter Demarco wrote the story. (In case the link is broken).

Worst part of this is he didn't know that is what happened - he actually wrote them a public thank you letter for being so kind to them. (As they covered up the fact that they left her there to die).

It's hitting a nerve for me. How they were in a rough patch trying to work it out. How he won't get the chance ever again. How easily she could have been saved. This is more than incompetence, this is more than negligence...this is depraved indifference and manslaughter. The lazy aborhent nurse should lose her Liscence. He should sue her for all her worldly possesions...so she can feel what it is like. Guarentee they mean more to her than any human.