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Old 08-09-2018, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I'm pretty sure that the nominee of a major party for a Congressional seat is not a "wannabe."

I'm also pretty sure that someone who refers to any woman as a "broad" is a sexist pig.
The bar for Dem members of Congress is quite low . Look at Maxine Waters !
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:14 PM
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Location: Manchester NH
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She has a degree in economics from Boston U., which makes me wonder what kind of economics they are teaching there. Oh well, we have a self-described Marxist on the Seattle City Council who has an econ PhD from NC State. She wanted to get rid of all the Boeing execs, and just have the machinists and other workers take over.
I wish that were true. Worker cooperatives are the future.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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The bar for Dem members of Congress is quite low . Look at Maxine Waters !
The bar for the Presidency is even lower - look at Donald Trump!
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I wish that were true. Worker cooperatives are the future.
Nobody is stopping anyone from operating a business as a worker owned cooperative in America’s capitalist system .

They exist in America . We just don’t want to be forced to have every business be a worker owned cooperative.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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The bar for the Presidency is even lower - look at Donald Trump!
Speaking of low , have you seen the unemployment rates these days ?

The risk of being nuked by NoKo Is also a lot lower .
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:18 PM
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Location: Manchester NH
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If she had, she'd probably be a whole lot smarter than she actually is. Which ain't saying much, of course, considering she appears to be using alcohol-soaked dog feces for brains as it stands now.
First she’s a social democrat, not a socialist.

Secondly Ben is a horrible human being, read about his worldview, he sees every issue as an excuse to fight for the establishment. Police violence, the war on drugs, the war on terror, imperialism, corporatism, he passionately defends them all.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:20 PM
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Location: Manchester NH
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Nobody is stopping anyone from operating a business as a worker owned cooperative in America’s capitalist system .

They exist in America . We just don’t want to be forced to have every business be a worker owned cooperative.
Translation: corporations should control labor and therefore the distribution of wealth.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Speaking of low , have you seen the unemployment rates these days ?

The risk of being nuked by NoKo Is also a lot lower .
Matched by the gullibility of Trump supporters which is SKY high!

Unemployment rates don't show the full picture plus are skewed because labor participation rate is down and only people actively looking for jobs are counted in the unemployment rate.

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More people have given up on finding work and therefore are no longer counted as either working or unemployed. That's why the unemployment rate keeps dropping. It isn't the underlying strength of the economy that reaches all levels of society. The number of jobs might be keeping rough pace with the growth of the population, but that is it. There is no broad economic cheer.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikshe.../#a78a0c5408bc

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But despite the strong labor market, wage growth has lagged economists’ expectations. In fact, despite some ups and downs over the past several decades, today’s real average wage (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.
For most Americans, real wages have barely budged for decades | Pew Research Center


and re: North Korea

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National security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that North Korea has not made progress toward denuclearization in a dismal acknowledgment that comes nearly two months after President Trump held a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.4162b2962004

In case you missed it, I'll note that comment was made the Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton. We are no safer now than we were before Trump's boastful lies.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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Translation: corporations should control labor and therefore the distribution of wealth.
If the workers own the corporation (and in some cases they most assuredly do), then how can that possibly be a problem?

Of course, once the workers become owners, they start seeing things from an immeasurably broader perspective than the one to which you yourself are accustomed.

Maybe that's the problem you're having.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Lol this is too funny . Socialist starlet Ocasio-Cortez just posted this to her twitter account.


She’s comparing Shapiro’s offer to ... cat calling .. this young lady is nuts!

“Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions.

And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/Ocasio201...29430137827328
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