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So, I’ve been posting a number of articles on my Facebook page with some thoughts I have on them. The subject matter is primarily political in nature. I figured I’d paste what I’ve posted onto this site, just to see what’d happen. Yeah, I unno.

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Ugh...
I hope people who read this don’t view it as a store being more diverse or trying to appease SJWs.
It’s a business trying to exploit diversity in the cheapest, most unsubstantial way possible for money.
Thank goodness they canceled it.


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Part of the cuts would come from making it more difficult for people to receive Medicaid, food stamps, and disability benefits. Gotta pay for those tax cuts for the rich, which benefit only the rich, somehow.

At the very least,

The proposal is unlikely to become law, however, as Democrats control the House and spending bills in the GOP-led Senate need bipartisan support.

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Although Airbnb doesn’t acknowledge or address the emotional labor imposed onto Cubans, they have certainly capitalized on such labor by advertising the authentic experience. That’s a way to attract more customers and provide a unique experience at the exploitation of others.

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It’s easy to exploit others when they’re desperate. Doesn’t matter if the exploiting is being done by a Communist dictator, an American tech company, or some tourist who absolutely must have that “authentic Cuban experience” with no regard to the actual Cubans around them.


Well, the interesting thing, to put Senator Sanders’ comments in proper context, in 1950, Cuba, Costa Rica and Chile already had one of the highest literacy rates in all of Latin America at 80%. When Castro came into power in 1959, he wanted to give more access to Afro Cubans and farmers in rural areas.

But the trick to this whole thing was, in his narcissistic mind, he has used education to indoctrinate the children to a Marxist ideology.”

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It’s irresponsible to say something positive about Fidel Castro’s impact on Cuba while conveniently leaving out chunks of context that would provide a more complete, though significantly less rosy, picture. That’s just pulling a page out of Trump’s playbook.

I was already planning on voting for Biden because my stance on various issues lines up more closely to his but Sanders revising history, or at least cherry-picking bits of history, when it comes to Communist regimes has made my decision an easier one to make. I have nothing against having more socialist ideals but refusing to acknowledge the ENTIRETY of history in regards to a particular subject is not okay.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-16/u-s-airlines-spent-96-of-free-cash-flow-on-buybacks-chart

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They spend almost all of their free cash flow on buybacks instead of investing and raising wages (because that’s what big businesses and the rich do) and now they want a taxpayer-funded bailout?

Blow.

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Trump has said in the past, “It’s not racist at all.”
Except it clearly is if you’re going out of your way to call it the Chinese virus, probably to scapegoat foreigners, one of Trump’s favorite pastimes.


In one of the documents, the department proposed that Congress grant the attorney general power to ask the chief judge of any district court to pause court proceedings “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation.”
The proposal would also grant those top judges broad authority to pause court proceedings during emergencies.

The request raised eyebrows because of its potential implications for habeas corpus –– the constitutional right to appear before a judge after arrest and seek release.

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See, that’s your problem right there. This administration doesn’t care about constitutional rights, as it has proven time and time again.


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A couple highlights:

’It’s a sh— sandwich, and it was designed that way by [Rick] Scott,’ said one DeSantis advisor. ‘It wasn’t about saving money. It was about making it harder for people to get benefits or keep benefits so that the unemployment numbers were low to give the governor something to brag about.’

Congress last week delivered relief in the form of a $2 trillion stimulus package that directs cash to the unemployed. But to get that money into the pockets of Floridians, the state will have to duct-tape the rickety web-based unemployment system to deliver it.

It’s a monumental task. The system has had problems from its very start in 2013, and was one reason state senators refused in 2015 to confirm Scott’s pick to run the agency that manages unemployment benefits.

The new online system was part of a series of changes designed to limit benefits. The ultimate goal — which it delivered on — was to lower unemployment taxes paid by Florida businesses. A 2011 analysis done by the Florida Legislature estimated that the changes pushed by Scott would save businesses more than $2.3 billion between 2011 and 2020.

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What else could we have expected from Florida’s former governor, who aided and abetted the sugar industry in destroying the state’s beaches with toxic algae blooms? And of course, how did Floridians punish this man, who provided them with smelly beaches and reduced the access to, and quality of, unemployment benefits?

By giving him a seat in Congress.



Okay, I’m done. Sorry to have wasted your time.

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