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Re: The continuing crisis

Postby Rudy » Sun Apr 26, 9:50 pm

Sarcasm.

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Re: The continuing crisis

Postby alpha » Wed May 13, 11:23 pm

Has anyone heard about the impending us House resolution 6666? Called the TRACE act for Testing, Reach And Contacting Everyone. Could have far reaching issues such as folks lawfully entering our homes and testing us, with less than accurate results, but nonetheless removing any members of the family who test positive.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-con ... 6/all-info

Might be a good time to call our representatives?

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Re: The continuing crisis

Postby alpha » Sat Jul 18, 1:29 am

Portland is sinking into the abyss, whilst everyone jaws over modern roots' fate.

Jake Johnson wrote:Oregon's Democratic governor and other state lawmakers are demanding that President Donald Trump immediately remove all federal law enforcement officials from the streets of Portland after alarming video footage posted online late Thursday showed unidentified officers dressed in combat fatigues arresting Black Lives Matter protesters without explanation and throwing them into unmarked vehicles.

"This political theater from President Trump has nothing to do with public safety," Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said in a statement. "The president is failing to lead this nation. Now he is deploying federal officers to patrol the streets of Portland in a blatant abuse of power by the federal government."


Jake Johnson wrote:Video footage and first-hand accounts of unidentified federal law enforcement officials snatching up Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon and throwing them into unmarked vehicles drew nationwide attention and outrage Friday, with members of Congress, human rights groups, and journalists accusing the Trump administration of deploying "secret police" to crush dissent.

Federal law enforcement officials from the U.S. Marshals Service and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have reportedly been patrolling downtown Portland in unmarked vehicles and detaining demonstrators without explanation since at least July 14 as protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd continue on a nightly basis across the city.


Sergio Olmos and Mike Baker wrote:Federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear have taken to the streets of Portland in unmarked vans, seizing and detaining protesters and unleashing tear gas in what Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon has called “a blatant abuse of power.”

Since their arrival with the goal of tamping down persistent unrest, federal officers have shot one protester in the head with an apparent impact munition, leaving the man with severe head injuries and producing the image of blood dripping on Portland’s streets.


Democrats are apparently outraged, but then it's an election year, isn't it?

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Re: The continuing crisis

Postby alpha » Mon Aug 17, 3:38 am

Ryan Cooper, for The Week wrote:"Over the last week, just under 1 million people filed for ordinary unemployment benefits, plus another half-million under the special pandemic unemployment program for people who don't ordinarily qualify, a substantial decline from some of the numbers seen since the beginning of the pandemic. At this rate, by mid-September or so, new unemployment claims will be merely as bad as they were during the worst of the Great Recession."

..."indeed, millions of people were left out of even the initial CARES Act rescue, and millions more layoffs are likely to come in the next few months. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has collected data for the week ending July 21, before super-unemployment expired, and found that 12 percent of households were regularly short of food, 21 percent of renters were behind on their payments, and 28 percent of children were in households with one or the other problem. All that is certainly going to get much, much worse if another rescue isn't passed."

"Usually, governments get worried when their citizens are starving, especially when it would be easy to prevent. A severe food shortage is one thing, but when there is more than enough to go around, and the state could feed everyone simply and easily, most democratic countries choose do so. A starving people might rise up in fury and overthrow the government, as happened in France in 1789."

"Now, America has not seen much of this sort of unrest in the past, for a few reasons. One is our hegemonic individualist ideology, which indoctrinates the people into believing that any turn of bad luck is their fault. Another is our convoluted constitution, which isolates many politicians from democratic accountability. It is possible to win the Electoral College and the presidency while losing the popular vote 4 to 1; most House seats are gerrymandered to be completely uncompetitive; Senate seats are apportioned in a ridiculously anti-democratic fashion — and two-thirds of the Senate isn't even up for election in any given cycle anyway."


Ryan's opinion piece is entitled 'Are bread riots coming to america?' and for the displaced masses, through no fault of their own, that could become an unenviable truth.

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Re: The continuing crisis

Postby Rudy » Mon Aug 17, 2:14 pm

I prefer soup.

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Re: The continuing crisis

Postby alpha » Tue Aug 18, 1:43 pm

Rudy wrote:I prefer soup.


Come to the east coast then, lad. Much of the summer our humidity's been hovering in the eighty and ninety percentiles, even without rain in the forecast. However, as a bonus you could travel to nyc, where the soup nazi resides and get the best of both worlds!?

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Re: The continuing crisis

Postby Rudy » Thu Aug 20, 4:39 pm

alpha wrote:https://atlasofsurveillance.org


I've heard that ANTIFA is hiding cameras in wasp nests.
We should knock them all down!


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