Question: President Biden, will you hit this easy layup for the win?

Joe Biden: I will not...I will not make that happen.

1st excuse was he didn't want to pay for billionaire's education. How many billionaire kids do you know that took out a government student loan? How many actually went on scholarships or their parent's money?

But it was his crossing his arms and keeping them there and then just bluntly saying, "I won't!"

Funding kids is already happening. What does he think charter schools are for? Look at how many public schools get shut down and how many new charter schools open every year 'cross the country.

Every other excuse he gave can be shot down easily. The press won't.

Fund everything through taxes and return the tax rate to where it is fair. Not this constantly cutting their social obligations whilst using the things our taxes go for.

Saagar: Why are dems hiding behind their lies?
Bree: It is not the things that they say they are.
Snoop: Democrats are the fake opposition to republicans and both are funded bigly by the Koch organizations and many, many other. Dems know to stimulate the economy you get money into people's hands who need it most. It ain't rocket science. It is lying over and over again. Dems had held power 3 times and each time they pass legislation that helps their donors at our expense and pass bills harmful to us.

Why don't dem votes see how dems keep moving the goalpost and they sit at brunch and watch them do it.?

Good Girl:

'Keep Pushing!' Says AOC After Biden Tells Nation 'I Will Not' Cancel $50,000 in Student Loan Debt

But legal experts have said the president clearly has the authority to direct the secretary of education to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt without congressional approval, a move that a majority of Americans support.

Tax cuts for the rich, but don't you dare give free education to the working class. How about deleting all penalties and interest then going forward and let people renegotiate the loans to a decent interest rate? This can be done easily, but people need to push the bill and then advertize the hell out of it. Hello, AOC? You reading this?

PA Lt. Gov John Fetterman: ‘I Would Die On That Hill’ For $15 Minimum Wage In COVID Relief Bill

Rich people should not decide what amount of money poor people need. Must watch him.

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It would be soooo much the right thing to do now. After covid, it would be a huge economic stimulus for the populace.

But, nope. No FDR moment for Biden. He's just a wealthy-centered schmuck.

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By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will persuade troops to get the shot.

Where did the trust go?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to the vaccine. Military leaders searching for answers believe they have identified one potential convincer: an imminent deployment. Navy sailors on ships heading out to sea last week, for example, were choosing to take the shot at rates exceeding 80% to 90%.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeff Taliaferro, vice director of operations for the Joint Staff, told Congress on Wednesday that “very early data” suggests that just up to two-thirds of the service members offered the vaccine have accepted.

That’s higher than the rate for the general population, which a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation put at roughly 50%. But the significant number of forces declining the vaccine is especially worrisome because troops often live, work and fight closely together in environments where social distancing and wearing masks, at times, are difficult.

The military’s resistance also comes as troops are deploying to administer shots at vaccination centers around the country and as leaders look to American forces to set an example for the nation.

“We’re still struggling with what is the messaging and how do we influence people to opt in for the vaccine,” said Brig. Gen. Edward Bailey, the surgeon for Army Forces Command. He said that in some units just 30% have agreed to take the vaccine, while others are between 50% and 70%. Forces Command oversees major Army units, encompassing about 750,000 Army, Reserve and National Guard soldiers at 15 bases.

At Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where several thousand troops are preparing for future deployments, the vaccine acceptance rate is about 60%, Bailey said. That’s “not as high as we would hope for front-line personnel,” he said.

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The rats will get their vaccines once the human trials are over.

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Two rats overheard discussing Covid 19 vaccinations:

"Remy, when are you going to get the Covid vaccination?"
"Not right now, Emile. I'm going to wait until the human tests are completed."

"If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff." — Remy

For those of you who don't know who Remy is:

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I love the joke as you can see by how many times I've repeated it, but it went viral on the Twit. I did find out who wrote it and gave you credit. You guys write such great comments I am having a hard time keeping up with them. Hope we are getting some traffic from it? Bueller?

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the "leaders" are trying to frame their F/U's as a narrative problem.
How to convince the demoralized populous what is *best* for them.
Hmm. Sounds a bit inauthentic.

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I know it was 66 years ago when I became a Marine, but since when did troops get to decide about getting shots? I can remember walking down a double line of corpsmen armed with needles and getting multiple shots in both arms before going overseas and getting a lot of shots at other times. No one asked us if we wanted shots. We all knew we could get some pretty nasty ailments if we didn't get immunized, but we weren't given the choice. If this ridiculous choice is allowed in the armed forces nowadays, I understand why we haven't won a war since WWII. Not that I give a damn about the horrible U.S. wars over the last 65 years, but discipline seems a basic requirement in any military service.

This whole episode seems like a tantrum by a bunch of ill-informed toddlers, both officers and men and the rest of the populace who just believes rumor and misinformation. Some people have valid medical reasons to refuse vaccination, but they are fairly rare. I will probably be crucified for telling anti-vaxxers that they are wrong, but I lived when we were prey to polio, tuberculosis, and other diseases that are now rare or eradicated and only had sulfa drugs and mercurochrome. Obviously, I have little patience with anti vaccination propaganda.

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-Socialism: the radical idea of sharing.
-Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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since when did troops get to decide about getting shots?

I'm floored that this is even a question for people in the military.

I can only assume it's a sign of the way top military brass and leaders at all levels have become politicized. Very surprised nonetheless.

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approved for emergency use but still classified as experimental.

Or was this part of medical "privacy" from the '80s.
I put privacy in quotes because your insurance company and employer have free access, although your spouse does not.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

@The Voice In the Wilderness mention the shot doesn't stop one from being able to transmit it. But hey, just a bunch of stupid military who won't do as they're told because maybe they see the fallacy. Can't be that though, must just be the rumpers who are skeptical.....

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If it’s not keeping people from exposing others or not protecting them then I see why people are leary

But I’m wondering why other companies are not making a different type like the ones made in Russia or China. Russia’s has live virus IIRC that actually does make one immune to it. But if enough people are skeptical of the Pfizer one then offer something else. This ain’t rocket science.

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Another thing they can do is share their recipe with others who can help make more. But of course that will get in the way of profits and so no. Just because we helped pay for it...

Btw Russia is giving away its recipe to anyone who wants it or they will make vaccines available for whomever.

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It's a plot to brainwash voters to vote (R). /snark

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I think there is lots of leeway right now for people not getting vaccinated, but it won’t last long if not enough people take it for herd immunity. Both Biden and Fauci are saying 70% is what’s needed. Even elderly people are not taking it yet.

Still thinking of the rat joke. Or is it a statement?

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There was a rich couple who just got caught jumping the line in a Navajo (I think) community. It was reported nationally. But I like your joke.

These drugs are not experimental in any real sense. They have been been put through the normal three phase trial and are still being evaluated just as all vaccines are for months or years afterward. The Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca and one or two others have been approved by the U.S, U.K., and others.

I am old and try not to be a curmudgeon because it's tedious and unappreciated, BUT I have little patience for gullible people who prefer to believe a blowhard politician or their drunken uncle who once sold horse liniment instead of reputable scientists.

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-Socialism: the radical idea of sharing.
-Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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I find you to be on point and insightful.

since when did troops get to decide about getting shots?

Like everyone else, that's was my first thought, too. But I've come to understand there is something deep running through this issue. I'm viewing it as a lack of trust — up and down the established hierarchy. Think back on all the times that soldiers were used for drug experiments. We remain mindful of the streak of savage insanity that runs through American culture. There are historians who believe that the Spanish Flu was caused by a vaccine experiment gone bad — pushed by Rockefeller, the Bill Gates of his time. He was obsessed with vaccines and ran his own bio lab. US soldiers were vaccinated with Rockefeller's concoction before leaving for Europe in 1918. Many of them became sick but ambulatory, and carried the Spanish Flu with them. They infected everyone they encountered and wiped out one third of the world. There are some who believe that Covid-19 was delivered to the world in much the same way.

There is no reason to believe that drug experimentation on the part of the Pentagon is a relic of the past. For example, more than half of deployed army volunteers come home broken. To my thinking, that number looks drug induced — either from dosing soldiers with steroids, hormones, psycho-stimulants, or performance enhancers; or it is a lack of prophylaxis, pharmaceuticals, or other treatments necessary to resolve inhuman levels of trauma or shock. Let me repeat that: the military breaks half of the volunteer army. Then they are sent home with no treatment. Twenty of them kill themselves every day (that's a fact) and a number of charity groups, like "Wounded Warrior," plow the civilian fund-raising circuit in order to buy care the worst cases. The military, for all their money, do not pay to care for the people whose lives they ruin.

It a voluntary army and the military are being very careful — because they must rely on these volunteers to fight their false flag wars for Empire. If the volunteers get spooked, they would have to invoke conscription, and that would wake people right the hell up. So, the military culture is extremely careful and they do not exercise total control anymore. That's the reason aircraft carrier battle groups have been limping around invisibly for the past year, at least. They can't force permanent quarantine on soldiers so they can't control Covid-19 aboard ships. They can't even send out a frigate for very long. The virus can hide in the body, undetectable, for long periods. And then suddenly reactivate. Thus, the US Navy remains short-leashed. Perhaps that's the only thing that has saved us from the Neocon's final suicidal attack on China and Russia.

I contemplate that quite a bit since the most dangerous of these psychopaths have migrated to the Democratic Party.

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@Pluto's Republic if we could all put off COVID-19 itself...

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for your comments in the essay and for bringing in past events that I wasn't aware of.
Great comments everyone. Thanks.

Pluto I bet you know what they are.

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And I've written an essay about Starlink right here. No one was as impressed as I was. But then, we have not yet benefitted from the laser-fast internet connections Starlink will provide, especially to users in rural areas of the US, where broadband penetration is poor. Actually, Starlink provides connectivity to all remote areas of the world, so it is a good thing for people in developing nations.

Those little starlink satellites are moving across the sky to take their place among the 12,000 satellites that create the low orbit Starlink network.

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You deserve whatever you want to do. I have seen reports of wealthy people traveling the globe to find those rare vaccines and jumping the lines. I saw that a party of 20 went to a reservation and got vaccinated there. Lots more going into poor neighborhoods and countries. Lots of money changing hands these days.

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...for the Russian or Chinese vaccine.

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Officials in Mexico had said that by the end of January, the country's frontline health workers would be vaccinated. Instead, those ambitious plans have fallen into disarray. To date, fewer than 1% of Mexico's 125 million people have had access to a vaccine. In the meantime, as NPR's Carrie Kahn reports, the number of new cases and deaths in the country is skyrocketing.

And even if USians could "simply" go to Mexico for a vaccine, should you? When less than 1% of people who actually live there have gotten it, personally I don't think so.

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...for the Russian or Chinese vaccine.

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I wonder if I could get a visa to go to Cuba for my vaccine? I’ve been wanting to visit there ever since Ry Cooder collaborated with Cuban musicians on the Buena Vista Social Club album.

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It's had a devastating effect in Britain almost from the beginning and is still given as both an excuse amd an unquestionably respectable ideal. Sounds like a fantasy used to promote a cheaper and more 'scientifically' imposed death of those Thatcher called 'useless eaters.'

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the first time that there have been some seriously bad results from mandatory inoculations conducted by the military, IIRC one of the leading theories about 'Gulf War Syndrome' relates it to the large number of shots given simultaneously to deploying troops.

Whatever other issues there are re: vaccines, an important consideration here is that the mRNA ones are not vaccines in the traditional sense, and there are serious concerns about their safety - scientists have warned that there is a danger of them inducing prion-type diseases (think Mad Cow disease) or deadly ADE, auto-immune responses.

There is a further danger (it is alleged) that these 'vaccines' create a vulnerability to bio-weapons by creating an artificial genetic uniformity to those receiving the vaccines. Bioweapons could then be developed that would specifically target the population that had received the mRNA vax.

YMMV, but consider this:

I suspected from the start that due to the way these mRNA shots work -- they are not actually a vaccine at all in that they do not "mimic" natural infection but rather cause your cells to produce the spike protein that the virus has and that elicits an immune response -- that the antibodies produced by those jabs would be distinct and distinguishable from natural infection.

All of the so-called "experts" who worked to develop these and the firms involved knew damn well this was the case when they started developing them -- and did it anyway.

Now we have hard, scientific confirmation of that and it's very bad.

In fact it's potentially nation-ending bad.

An adversary that develops a virus (e.g. another modified/mutated bat virus, for example) that selectively targets ADE in people with the specific antibodies from vaccination, which are distinct from natural infection, could easily kill every single person who was vaccinated and not harm or only make mildly sick those who either had Covid-19 naturally or who were uninfected and unvaccinated.

The nightmare scenario that has always driven bioweapons research is the push to discover some genetically distinct means of targeting a bioweapon such that it only kills your adversary and leaves everyone else alone. It's even worse for your adversary if your side gets and transmits it but doesn't get sick. This has never been found despite diligent effort in the past; all attempts to find such a distinct vulnerability have failed, showing reactivity across the board and thus strongly suggesting that if that "thing" was completed and got out it would kill indiscriminately. That you cannot stop a virus from circulating (even isolated islands eventually got hit by the 1918 pandemic flu!) means that releasing a virus or bacteria that nobody on "your" side has been sensitized to yet doesn't help because when (not if) the sensitizing agent gets into your population all your people die too.

This has now, for the first time in human history, been changed by the idiotic actions of our governments and pharmaceutical companies in that we are now tagging people for death by the literal millions and they will die if an adversary is able to develop a virus that targets those specific antibodies.

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Analysis of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 identified two potential risk factors for inducing prion disease is humans. The RNA sequence in the vaccine [3] contains sequences believed to induce TDP-43 and FUS to aggregate in their prion based conformation leading to the development of common neurodegerative diseases...

Discussion

There is an old saying in medicine that “the cure may be worse than the disease.” The phrase can be applied to vaccines. In the current paper the concern is raised that the RNA based COVID vaccines have the potential to cause more disease than the epidemic of COVID-19. This paper focuses on a novel potential adverse event mechanism causing prion disease which could be even more common and debilitating than the viral infection the vaccine is designed to prevent. While this paper focuses on one potential adverse event there are multiple other potential fatal adverse events as discussed below.
Over the last two decades there has been a concern among certain scientists that prions could be used as bioweapons. More recently there has been a concern that ubiquitous intracellular molecules could be activated to cause prion disease including Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. This concern originates due to potential for misuse of research data on the mechanisms by which certain RNA binding proteins like TDP-43, FUS and others can be activated to form disease causing prions. The fact that this research, which could be used for bioweapons development, is funded by private organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ellison Medical Foundation [2] without national/international oversight is also a concern.

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Research Article ISSN 2639-9458
Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease J. Bart Classen, MD*

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Thanks for the links.

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@Blue Republic

I pursued the information you provided. Here is the author of one of the articles...JB Classen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Bart_Classen

He is an anti-vaxxer and his work has been promoted by Robert Kennedy.

I'm not saying that I totally trust government or pharma, etc. but I also cast a skeptics eye towards anti-vaxxers.

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Indeed.

Precisely what Robert Kennedy, Jr. urges people to be. Irresponsible editing of Wikipedia targeting people going off the official messaging is rife these days and also something to be wary of.

I'm not well-qualified at all too evaluate Dr. Classen's conclusions and his citations do include previous work of his own and a couple pre-prints, but the journal he is publishing in appears to be reputable enough and he is hardly the only one raising warning flags about the mRNA 'vaccines'. I'm happy to listen to whoever can debunk his/their work on its merits.

Personally, I trust my immune system a lot more than I trust Fauci, Bill Gates and Big Pharma.

Re: the PTB and RFK, Jr. -

The censorship of Robert Kennedy, Jr. is an exemplary case. His banishment from Instagram and the ridicule the mainstream media have heaped upon him for years is not simply because he raises deeply informed questions about vaccines, Bill Gates, the pharmaceutical companies, etc. His critiques suggest something far more dangerous is afoot: the demise of democracy and the rise of a totalitarian order that involves total surveillance, control, eugenics, etc. by the wealthy led by their intelligence propagandists.

To call him a super spreader of hoaxes and a conspiracy theorist is aimed at not only silencing him on specific medical issues, but to silence his powerful and articulate voice on all issues. To give thoughtful consideration to his deeply informed scientific thinking concerning vaccines, the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, etc., is to open a can of worms that the powerful want shut tight.

This is because RFK, Jr. is also a severe critic of the enormous power of the CIA and its propaganda that goes back so many decades and was used to cover up the national security state’s assassination of both his father and his uncle.

It is why his wonderful recent book, “American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family,” that contains not one word about vaccines, was shunned by mainstream book reviewers; for the picture he paints fiercely indicts the CIA in multiple ways while also indicting the mass media that have been its mouthpieces...

source: Namely Liberty

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Precisely what Robert Kennedy, Jr. urges people to be. Irresponsible editing of Wikipedia targeting people going off the official messaging is rife these days and also something to be wary of.

He is not anti vax as you say. He thinks that they work when they are medically needed, but he warns about the increasing schedule for them. That’s my understanding of what he’s doing. And he is doing us a service by talking about the issue.

I’ve said a few times that I read how drug companies report their injuries to the vaccine injury website that I can’t find now and it should scare the hell out of everyone. If 1,000 people are injured by a vaccine or drug and they all have the same adverse reaction then it’s counted as only one event. Separate all reactions like that for every vaccine and it paints a picture that is far different from what actually happened. They do that for every adverse reaction to drugs and many other things that they hide their bad news from us. I’d rather listen to him then Bill Gates or Fauci. Gates is getting too much power and is busy buying his way into many industries. The land stuff is very worrisome.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/bioinformatics/comments/kfv7ci/could_mrna_vacci...

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I guess it's Bidens time to prove he ain't a lefty (take that Bernie!). Just keep punching those hippies and every thing will turn out swell.....for the 1% and their flunkies.

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He didn't kill bankruptcy on student loans for no reason.
His pocket is lined with predatory lending.
May he too rest in piss soon.

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Who goes to a (even a state) school and only needs a $10,000 loan? Someone should point out to President Alzheimer's that the more money your parents have the less you need to borrow. If one would claim (and not just lie) not to be benefiting the upper class it would make more sense to put a floor rather than a cap. That way families wouldn't have to move so that their child could get an in state tuition discount so that they could cosign for a loan.

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lots of people are telling Biden that, but of course he is just using it as a wimpy excuse for not doing it. He knows damn well that most people going to ivy league schools do so on their parents dime or the school's. Or they get scholarships, or or or.. Biden has not gotten permission to do that from his donors. Or whomever is running his cabinet. I highly doubt Biden's in charge of choosing his socks.

Someone should point out to President Alzheimer's that the more money your parents have the less you need to borrow.

You'd think having a floor for help would be something that someone there has already come up with. Nancy might have shot daggers at them tho to keep em quiet.

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You know, I figured the people surrounding Joe would make sure the lack of concern and continuation of business as usual wasn't so nakedly obvious. No less than Saint Obama knew you could count on Joe's ability to fuck things up.

And yet, here we are with the latest. The $2000 check kerfuffle is still surprising to me (not that they had no intention of issuing those checks, but that they were so graceless about it.) And, yep, it's a total layup. A softball. And swing and a miss, yet again.

So yeah, the policies expressed aren't the surprise. The fact that they don't even care about making pretense otherwise is what's surprising to me. I'll bet $15/hour minimum wage is the next to be walked back.

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@Dr. John Carpenter So I read headlines from various outlets to get a sense of what Caitlin Johnstone calls the narrative managers want me to believe. I noticed an uptick in stories how the economy is doing better. Just do a google search on "economy improving" to see that latest stories.

I would not be surprised if Biden and his handlers use this excuse to not send out the recovery checks. The economy is just doing fine and dandy. Just ask NYTimes and Bloomberg.

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@MrWebster

Google search for economy is improving comes up with lots of:

The economy is improving, But...

I also saw in Utah the COVID case numbers going down drastically soon after Biden was sworn in. Might just be a coincidence tho.

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@MrWebster I really think this is the strategy. They figure if they can keep kicking the can down the street, eventually the economy will be open to the point where they can claim it's no longer needed. Of course, this doesn't magically cancel out the financial burden people have due to being out of work and whatnot.

And hey, why not? Biden promised nothing would fundamentally change and won the election. So they had to lie a little to win the Georgia runoff. Big deal. They can still threaten everyone with Trump or others like him and apparently that's good enough for enough people. And if that doesn't work, look! Over there! Someone used an improper pronoun!

It's not like they will ever have to answer for straight up lying about this.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

I wonder if we will ever know how many people were kicked out because they lost their jobs and should have been protected, but their landlords found ways to kick them out anyway. The law should have been NO EVICTIONS until the crisis is passed and after people got help to stay there. No help is coming for another effing month. Sure the evictions might still be helping, but what are they supposed to do when they owe $10,000 all at once? Of course any bank that hurts from not getting paid will probably get bailed again. Why not? It's not like they have to ask congress for permission 10,000 people died after being evicted. Sorry, I don't remember the top number. But just look at all the catastrophes that are happening across the country and people have no shelter. Krystal mentioned today that most dormitories are empty because colleges are doing online learning, so let's get those people shelter. Today. Not next week. Biden should have called out the guard for Texas and the other states that got hit with the storm. DO everything and bring in supplies. My gawd there are up where of 4 million people affected by this storm in Texas alone.

I sure am glad that the COVID crisis exposed the rot of what America has become. 3rd world country is raging on Twit.

It's not like they will ever have to answer for straight up lying about this.

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@snoopydawg

I read an interesting and quite damning twit thread yesterday on how a lot of people in NYC have been evicted by landlords shanking the no eviction clause and kicking people out anyway and that AOC, Schumer and of course everyone's BFF, Cuomo all knew about and yet have said nothing nor DONE Anything about it and just let it happen. I think it was 1 in 9 or higher that people died after being evicted and around 11,000 deaths. I posted a link on it months ago and will dig for it if you're interested.

But remember at the start of the epidemic where no supplies were available, food supplies weren't getting to the market because of how many business were closed or we saw huge piles of veggies being dumped in fields and abandoned and left to rot. Has that been fixed? Nope. I am still seeing stories of farmers in Utah giving tons of food away before it rots. IT has been OVER a year and the stories are still being told. Seeing what is happening in Texas with the frozen water pipes. Hello? Is anyone talking about the lack of housing people are going to have to deal with if their homes can't be fixed? And the lack of affordable housing in Texas can only be imagined.

WE should be damn pissed at what they have done to the country for decades and we have continued to vote the same people responsible for it into office. As well as their sycophants that do their bidding like Nasty Neera Tandem. Bernie is not going to call her out for her vicious attacks on him and his supporters and the gatekeepers on DK say that Manchin not confirming her is Bernie's fault and more importantly his supporters.

I blame Bernie for his and his supporters attacks on Neera, not Manchin or her herself for her tweets and actions. Hello? Seen that she wants to gut SS and thinks that we should invade countries and take their oil so they can pay us for destroying their country. Yep it is just misogynistic assholes like Bernie and Joe M keeping her down for being a woman. And a POC at that. One person won't get over Bernie and a few call her out every time, but not those who can tell her she is a dick over and over on this topic because she brings up in unrelated ones. Gee reminds me of how some congress members can get away with blocking the president's agenda and no says a damn thing to him or gives him cover:

"What ya gonna do? He is the only dem that can get elected there." HOW the hell do you KNOW that?

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@MrWebster

"I'll bet $15/hour minimum wage is the next to be walked back."

I didn't expect to be so right so quickly, but if you click the quote, there it is.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

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The Democrats may have thought that replacing a Republican lunatic with the guardian of credit card nation would provide them some easy sailing. But they were wrong.

Consider this: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sitting right in the middle of what Americans want and yet she is, according to the MSM, crazy crazy crazy. The Right may demonize her because she was a scairedycat when a mob of thousands stormed the next building over shouting how they wanted to kill her. Nevertheless, paying off student debt is an easy way to kickstart the economy, as is increasing the minimum wage. The whole "trickle-down" theory is exactly the opposite of what happens. Raising tax rates on the rich would instantly make the economy better.

Biden can't do this because he is owned by the banks. Yes, the banks (and industry and Wall Street) don't want to work for their money by reinvesting it. They would much rather just have a check cut for them.

Biden is willing to spend a trillion bucks waging a war against Russia through Ukraine than to actually rebuild the American economy.

I was hoping to have a month or two vacation before having to face the reality of power and money here. Nope.

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@Bob In Portland
Creating money to give (lend without payback required) to the rich so they can trade stocks with each other (NOT invest) is insanity. If they had to cough up more of this play money to the government, the government would tend to spend it in arguable ways, but those ways mostly wind up in the real economy, paying people for services, buying things (even mundane things like printer paper and desks) or giving it to low income people who surely spend it. Even buying gyroscopes from sperry sustains employment on Long island. Tax cuts for the one per cent don't do that.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@Bob In Portland
to my Democrat enthusiast friends. But I will demure because it will help nobody.

Good thing the US has now established a beachhead on Mars. We’re going to need it. The notion is that we might someday move on to another livable world, so we can continue to wreak havoc after we’re finished with this one.

“A virus with shoes”, for sure. (H/T Bill Hicks)

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“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein

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@ovals49

“A virus with shoes”,

lots of people think that is just what Gates, Bezos and Musk are thinking. Gawd, what a collection of names and just shows that evil does pay dividends.

See the pollution Musk gave to the world in my comment to Pluto up thread. Everyone knew that they would be seen as they are. Yeah they are cool for now, but when the whole damn night sky is full of satellites so you can't even view the universe anymore that is going to be a problem as noted in the article.

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Other than some superficial BS, how is Biden not like Trump?

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@MrWebster
And likes to handle little girls instead of grown women.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness

Trump occasionally tossed the poors a few crumbs - Bidump won't even toss the crumbs.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.