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  1. Lumpenproletariat

    VOTER SUPPRESSION by Republicans in Georgia and elsewhere

    There's a movie you can watch about voter suppression happening now. It is promoted on the Thom Hartmann program, so it's probably only slightly biased. The following is the trailer: It charges that there are Republican vigilantes watching the polls (mostly southern states) or ballot deposit...
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    Japan-Bashing vs. China-Bashing (1980s/90s vs. today)

    In the 1980s & 90s Japan was the boogie-man who was a threat to America's economy. There were outcries about Japan buying up American property and companies, in addition to "stealing our jobs" and threatening us with their products that were more competitive than ours, and U.S. autoworkers held...
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    Need for Immigrant Workers

    (in the following video, click to about 20 minutes in, where the hearing begins) https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/flatlining-care-why-immigrants-are-crucial-to-bolstering-our-health-care-workforce This Senate hearing focused on the need for more immigrant workers in health care, where...
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    News Flash! Another Democrat tells the Truth.

    “The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles.” https://ijr.com/buttigieg-pain-feel-gas-pump-higher-benefit-ev/ -- Pete Buttigieg, in speech to promote alternative transportation (during record-high heat...
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    New Need for Gas Tax Increase

    The Supreme Court has just made it much more difficult for the EPA to deal with climate change. It has just voted 6-3 to reduce the EPA's authority to address climate change. There's still a way to force reduction in greenhouse gases, without the EPA: Increase the Gas Tax ! ! For the Congress...
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    Why should RED-LINING be illegal?

    Why should Red-Lining be illegal? Insurance companies discriminate against certain types of customers. I.e., they PROFILE them. Based on where they live, what sex they are, and other arbitrary categories. This is legitimate. Companies providing a product or service are entitled to reduce...
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    Should RANSOM be paid to Haitian kidnappers?

    Instant gratification vs. long-term benefit Here is another case where we have a choice: 1) Instant gratification regardless of the long-term consequences, or 2) long-term choice which is painful right now but more beneficial later when we would suffer the long-term consequences of the...
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    DISAPPOINTING JOBS REPORT is whose fault?

    It's not that the jobs aren't there, but rather that there's a shortage of workers taking the jobs available. Maybe this is due mostly to the pandemic, which isn't over, and which is making employment less attractive. Companies are even cutting back production for lack of needed workers. Who's...
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    If the DEBT CEILING is not raised? What then?

    Why does it matter if the Debt Ceiling is not raised higher? If it's not raised, it means there will be sacrifice now in order to avoid pain in the future. In other words, There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth! but that's all. It does not mean any creditors would not be paid. All...
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    Why no Chatroom(s) here?

    Why doesn't this website have at least one chatroom going, 24-7? Or maybe 2 or 3 or 4 chatrooms with designated topics: A politics chatroom, a philosophy/religion chatroom (or separate philosophy and religion rooms), etc. If too many participants join at one time, and it gets crowded...
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    The Economics Department

    What is wrong with this website that it doesn't include an Economics section? I am putting this here in a feeble attempt to correct this. What is the prejudice against this topic? The National Debt, Trade and Globalism, Supply-and-Demand, Labor laws and Labor disputes, Taxes, etc. Our quality...
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    The right kind of property tax vs. the wrong kind

    Property tax assessment has always been a scandal, as shown by the following case, which might be a little worse than average, but the same corruption exists everywhere. There is a solution to this which would eliminate arbitrary "tax assessment" and replace it with market-based valuation of...
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    Earth Day -- CLIMATE-CHANGE POLL

    It's obvious why nothing is going to change. Probably there is no fix, except new technologies from science, such as carbon-capture, or discovering some new clean energy source, or somehow making nuclear power safe. Obviously we humans generally are too petty to be able to overcome our crybaby...
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    Can the NATIONAL DEBT be demystified?

    I need an answer to this question: How is the principal on the National Debt paid back? (not the interest) What am I missing? Doesn't the PRINCIPAL have to be paid back just as the INTEREST is? Every year the current interest is paid back and is stated in the Federal Budget Pie Chart...
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    Should this "Karen" be locked up for falsely accusing an innocent Black?

    In this incident a female at a hotel lobby accused a Black teenager of stealing her i-phone. "And it turns out, the boy never stole her phone." "It turns out" that he didn't steal it. But at the time, she didn't know that. How many times a week (month, year) does someone lose a phone and...
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    OLD FOLKS in homes not highest priority

    At a time like this they should get it right -- not waste anything when supplies are still limited...
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    Why is California on fire? and Oregon? Who's to blame?

    and Australia 6 months ago? Did the same careless campers who started the fires in Australia come to California for the summer? Governor Newsom says he has no patience with climate-change deniers. But what good is it to recognize climate change as the problem without recognizing the single...
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    Does U.S. need more steel-worker jobs?

    Labor Day Tribute to American crybaby wage-earner victims Trump claims he has saved millions of jobs to "make America great again." But how does increasing all these manufacturing jobs make America greater? Does U.S. need more steelworker jobs? You can quibble over how many real jobs he...
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    Why is FAIR TRADE better than FREE TRADE?

    Labor Day Tribute to America's crybaby wage-earner victims Everyone agrees with Trump, unanimously, that "fair trade" is good and "free trade" is bad. Democrats and Republicans alike preach this religion, from the Bernie Sanders and Michael Moore and BLM employer-bashers to the Donald Trump...
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    What are the real COVID-19 data/death rates etc?

    How do we know what the real numbers are on the increase or decline of the Corona Virus? In the news there seems to be a consensus that the U.S. is still getting worse, while all the other developed countries have gotten the Virus under control. They say Europe has mostly fixed the problem and...
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