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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:56:57 PM »
At the moment,  I am pretty near to incandescent with anger,  having just seen the George Floyd video.   This guy, and his three oddly passive fellow cops who watched as he sat on the man's neck has basically done two things.

Murder.  I'll leave which numerical category to the lawyers.

Complete abandonment of his sworn duty to answer a cry for help.   

The man, George, was completely restrained and helpless.   Then he was killed by a sadistic bully.   Who could hear the cries of asphyxiation, and then the subsequent stillness.   

If this man doesn't get jail time, the people of Minneapolis have my support and whatever donation is needed to fucking bulldoze their justice system into the ground.




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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:45:17 PM »
Cool,  parallel posts,  another ProPublica report.   Yep.   Want to dump some toxic shit?   Just find a community that's mostly PoC. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:40:32 PM »
As well as the Flint and East St Louis examples Josh gave,  there's the infamous Cancer Alley...

Quote
During the 1950s, chemical manufacturers looking to set up shop avoided heavily populated places. The hulking plants they built tended to be near majority-black communities like St. Gabriel.

“Given prevailing racial attitudes, those communities were, in effect, invisible,” said Craig Colten, a professor of geography and anthropology at Louisiana State University who has published research about the state’s chemical industry...   

https://www.propublica.org/article/welcome-to-cancer-alley-where-toxic-air-is-about-to-get-worse

Not posting this for Ward's benefit (he's beyond the reach of facts or logic) but just for general interest.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 06:10:33 PM »
Please give examples of how Trump helped businesses create jobs.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 06:07:22 PM »
Please give examples of how Trump created a booming economy.

Business owners, not governments, create jobs
Trump and his people just made this process much, much easier.

Please give examples of how Trump helped businesses create jobs.


Just stop already....
Please give examples of how Trump helped businesses create jobs.

I notice you don't state that he didnt.

Please give examples of how Trump helped businesses create jobs.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 05:49:02 PM »
Please give examples of how Trump created a booming economy.

Business owners, not governments, create jobs
Trump and his people just made this process much, much easier.

Please give examples of how Trump helped businesses create jobs.


Just stop already....
Please give examples of how Trump helped businesses create jobs.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 05:46:33 PM »
Please give examples of how Trump created a booming economy.


Business owners, not governments, create jobs

Trump and his people just made this process much, much easier.
Not in any way discernible from the numbers.

Employers do not hire people because the process is easier. They hire them because they need workers for production.

And the other part of his premise,  that governments don't create jobs,  is flat wrong and reveals complete ignorance of basic economics and history.   Both private and public sector employment have long been mainstays of our society.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 01:29:55 PM »
The reason I don't give the Hoover paper much credence is that none of the authors have any background in virology,  epidemiology, or population biology,  and there's no detailed account of the basis for their "calculations."     This is why the paper is full of rookie errors.   The most obvious is comparing data from an actual set of events with a hypothetical set.   Unless the authors traveled to a parallel universe in which no SAH orders were issued,  no stores closed, etc,  then we lack the most crucial data set,  which is how many people would have died due to cv19 in the absence of protective measures.   One has to only look at what happened in Guayaquil,  Ecuador or parts of Brazil to get some sense that losses might have been far more horrific than what Atlas et al are suggesting.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 26, 2020, 10:41:13 AM »
Only the best people...

https://www.wired.com/story/john-ratcliffe-director-of-national-intelligence/

My jaw dropped when I saw ratty was back.  Guess the abstainers woke up that day missing testicles or lady-balls.   A manifestly unlawful appointment.   Which hopefully we are stuck with no more than 7 months,  25 days.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 25, 2020, 04:58:56 PM »
Indeed.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 25, 2020, 01:59:46 PM »
Luee,  thanks for posting the snip from wiki on the tanker crash.   At that time,  and for a couple decades after,  it stood as the worst US aviation accident in terms of deaths on the ground.  Memorial Day seemed like the day to mention it.   The city razed the block and had a memorial park there.   Those of us who lived near the crash site were changed that day,  to varying degrees.   I can still remember the ghastly tower of smoke rising into the sky and the stink of burning jet fuel.   And the initial thud and tremor in the ground.   This was a town full of aviation engineers (more per capita than Seattle,  with four major aircraft companies there), so there were a lot of people upset and wanting answers.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:35:03 AM »


It’s a pretty easy choice, so if trump steals that seat again, Dennis Rader can run for mayor in Kansas somewhere...

My early/mid childhood was in Wichita.  A teenage boy was hanging squirrels and pets from tree branches a few blocks away (Dennis, warming up,  working out neglectful mom issues),  the Koch family kids were building their empires,  John Birchers were running about,  and people were fighting school integration.  Twelve blocks from our house,  a KC-135 Stratotanker crashed,  taking out a city block and killing 30 people.   Interesting times,  and I later came to understand my parents choosing to move away.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:14:12 AM »
What Luee said.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 24, 2020, 04:43:57 PM »
So now Ward's a champion of better healthcare for seniors, especially those of lower income.   Let me be the first to welcome him to the Democratic Party.   


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 24, 2020, 01:54:34 PM »
From above article...

So while there are many thrill seekers who happily jump out of planes, they might think twice about forcing their frail grandmothers, or their neighbors, to jump with them.   

As the British,  like KidC, would say as they're reading the paper, perhaps noshing on spotted dick while a friendly pussy rubs against their leg :  spot-on.   

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