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Forum Post: Inequality Media with Robert Reich

Posted 2 months ago on Aug. 19, 2020, 8:30 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ
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"Our ultimate vision is a United States where active participation by informed citizens restores the balance of power in our Democracy and creates an economy where gains are widely shared."

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[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

Trump's sister criticizes him in secret audio recordings", by ICH & Agencies:

q. e. d.?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ 1 month ago

not so secret anymore

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

https://www.inequalitymedia.org/

ps: neither is D/R Corp. duopoly!

multum in parvo...

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ 1 month ago

even with all that we have seen you still work to divide the left so the GOP can win, are you confused or are you an agent of the right? have you not seen with AOC that the way to change is by taking over the Dems?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 weeks ago

U are the reactionary de facto "agent of the right" here - U D&R dingbaft! Now go get a clue ...

et fiat lux!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

Democratic Party is resistant to being taken over, as you've already seen twice, despite what they advertise as their open-primary policy. Bernie Sanders has already lost twice in his bid for the nomination.

Even when Obama got in as the President, it's the Democrats who colluded with the Retardicans to defeat his agenda. Obama was frankly over his head dealing with the financial crowd lobbying his administration. He was so concerned with putting the sickest patients' bills on the taxpaying public that Obamacare had to unravel on its cost basis. The traditional American way of dealing with insurmountable financial distress is through bankruptcy. ( Our President's motto was probably, "To go bankrupt is glorious !" because he has reportedly declared bankruptcy for six times already. Maybe the seventh will be his greatest of all. ) Besides, the correct way to cut down medical care costs is through preventive care largely by the people themselves. Few automobile mechanics can fix extremely abused or already rusted-through cars. Having the taxpayers pay for the bills just shifts and increases the costs. It doesn't solve the excessive cost problem. On the other hand, the same amount of money can be used with far more returns in preventive care such as free childhood vaccinations, possibly school-based for parents' convenience.

Let us say a school has 400 pupils. Our current way to get them vaccinated is for the parents to make >400 phone calls to make the doctors' appointments, have at least one person possibly taking off from work to drive to school, pick up the child, drive the child to the doctor's office for a visit, wait for the doctor to become available, accompany the child when the doctor comes in and asks about the purpose of the visit, wait for the doctor to call a nurse who will find the vaccine, the disinfecting alcohol pad, syringe, and come in to jab the child. The parent then returns the child to school and possibly goes back to work. The process takes at least two to three hours for a needle jab. Multiply that by 400 and doctor's fee, nurse's pay, receptionist's pay, etc., the car's gasoline and depreciation, the parent's lost time from work, etc. Repeat this process for the easily dozens or more jabs needed for a full regimen of childhood vaccinations and costs add up fast !

Oh, I haven't even touched upon how a needle jab's associated costs are to be paid for via credit cards, phone calls to process the credit cards to inquire about the creditworthiness of the cardholder, validate the card as being still valid, etc.

The benefit is that the child gets customized doctor's service so in principle, it's safer for the child if there is some important adverse reaction possible. Most parents however already know of these reactions about their child so asking them first can remove most uncertainty.

The Democrats just didn't know how to run the country. I'm not saying though that the Retardicans are any better because they simply refused to run the country. It anyways pretty much amounts to the same thing, approximately one hundred years retarded relative to Hong Kong { where I was born above the Crystal Palace which was flanked by the Azure Dragon } ( some people still don't seem to know why wearing masks can curb infections and act accordingly; not everyone of us needs to be the flagstaff of our country ! By my childhood "holey sitty on a bluff," there was a cock (faucet/tap) that spewed out all of our shantytown's clean municipal water which we drank; it was "pissing in the wind" alright; we all loved it as long as the "water" wasn't golden colored. )

I sort of understand why such medical care retardation is tolerated in the U.S. Most U.S. citizens believe in American exceptionalism which the British in Hong Kong could've told the U.S. the fallacy of such belief because they had learnt their very hard lesson in the 1920s as far as contagious diseases were concerned. There is no such thing as British or American immunity.

Medical specialists see things closeup and say people are very different ( there are indeed very powerful genes around in the human genome such as the SRY gene which tends to make a person male instead of female ) but on a national genetic level, there's no significant difference of contagious disease susceptibility but culturally there can be a vast difference which is fortunate indeed because cultures can evolve very rapidly to deal with a deadly contagious disease. For example, there was little resistance in West Africans against quarantine regiments ordered by their more trusted Cuban doctors backed up by the U.S. soldiers. That very peculiar American contingent ( Cuba in the lead working with the U.S. as blessed by Fidel Castro himself: "Of course we can work with the Americans." ) hit home the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak so behaviors changed. I haven't yet seen a country of Übermenschen whose apparent immunity to CoViD-19 outbreak thus far wasn't due to cultural but to genetic factors.

My spiritual godfather was in the business of helping to prescribe medicines to the suffering masses, building medical clinics, hospitals, housing orphans in a converted temple, etc. It's a business alright ( without the believers donating, these things couldn't be done as easily; what's possible begins with what one believes is possible ) but it's not quite the same as most other businesses.

We have many options beside the vote. You're just too docile to know of these, I suppose. My guess is that you're mostly U.S. bound and haven't lived with the peoples of very different cultures. Authoritarianism/autocracy is much more prevalent away from the U.S.A. and other peoples do deal with them in their own ways.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8258) from Phoenix, AZ 3 weeks ago

The nation has also shown a resistance to change, do I need to outline the case really? Would it be your position that we not attempt that as well? You say there are "other things" I support those as well, but if you then don't vote or vote for some impossible chance to "make a point" then EVERYTHING else you do is worth NOTHING with that one screw up you have done more harm than any protest could ever accomplish. It STARTS with voting, it doesn't end there, voting smartly to KILL the GOP is the least we can do, but it is also the most important thing we can do. If you have lived in other places then you know they take voting very seriously as a rule.