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September 15, 2019

Still think race and wealth have nothing to do with it?

September 13, 2019

Medicare for all

Filed under: Economics, Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:14

Warren and Bernie Tag Team Biden on Medicare For All

September 11, 2019

The wealthiest country on earth only if you are wealthy

Filed under: Children, Economics, Education, Food, Harm, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 09:33

This 9-year-old was denied lunch on his birthday at school. Now the district is making changes

A boy from Ohio had the “worst birthday ever” after his school lunch was taken away because of an unpaid balance on his account.


Jefferson Sharpnack told his grandmother, Diane Bailey, that he was denied his lunch tray when he went to check out. Instead of getting the cheesy breadsticks he had picked out, he was given a piece of cheese and bread by the lunch staff at Green Primary School in Uniontown, Ohio.
It all happened on his ninth birthday, in front of other students in the lunch line, because of a $9 debt, according to Bailey.

Three-fourths of school districts reported having unpaid student meal debt at the end of the 2016-17 school year, according to the School Nutrition Association. In 2017, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) mandated schools develop plans for students who have deficit accounts.

Think of the huge tax cut the wealthy got from the Republicans, while 3/4 of school districts have children who can not afford to eat.    Is this the nation we want?   A 9 year embarrassed in front of everyone, who probably was already struggling with the effects of being poor, is going to have a real hard time trying to learn anything.     In a country with billionaires and millionaires no child should ever go hungry.  Adults stop taking food away from children.  I was one of those children.  I got one meal a day normally and it was lunch at school.    Thankfully it was in a better US and not one adult shamed me, in fact I was often given food when I was short money to pay for small amount I took.   A couple hot dogs normally, sometimes they would have sliced pizza and I would get a slice.  Let the children eat, as you don’t know what is happening in their life!   Hugs   

September 10, 2019

Let’s talk about Trump and the First Step Act….

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Education, Facts, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 15:49

I am still very much under the weather…Hell I am sick with a cold.   So enjoy someone who can speak clearer than I can right now.   Hugs

How to outsmart a scam: Strategies from legendary con man Frank W. Abagnale

Filed under: Criminal, Education, Greed, News — Scottie @ 14:28

September 5, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Gremlins

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

September 3, 2019


September 1, 2019

A YouTube channel I enjoy

Filed under: You Tube, Funny videos, People I like, Funny Stuff, Ideas, Science, Education — Scottie @ 15:09

August 29, 2019

10 seconds

Filed under: Children, Education, Gun Control, Harm, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:50

August 28, 2019

Nikki Haley is trying to shame you for thinking you deserve your own tax dollars spent on programs you use/need to survive.

Filed under: Economics, Education, News, Political, Questions, Twitter — Scottie @ 07:39

August 27, 2019

The war on science, spread by fear, money,and religion

Filed under: Cartoons, Drugs, Education, Harm, Health, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 05:14

August 22, 2019

If you have policies that only help billionaires, only billionaires will benefit.

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:48

If you give the 99% a better deal, everyone will benefit including billionaires.

If you have policies that only help billionaires, only billionaires will benefit. Nothing trickle

August 19, 2019

If it is good enough for Schools …

Liberal Memes

Trump Administration Wanted to Block Undocumented Children From Attending Public School

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 04:47

Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior adviser, wanted to block undocumented children from being able to attend public schools. In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to block children from public schools based on their immigration status.

According to a new report in Bloomberg, Miller and other Trump officials had been working since 2017 to figure out a way around the Supreme Court ruling. The administration wanted to issue a guidance memo to the Education Department telling states they could refuse to allow undocumented children to attend public schools.

Though the Trump administration tried to keep undocumented kids out of public schools, officials were repeatedly told that their plans would run afoul of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Plyler v. Doe.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that states could not prohibit people from enrolling in public schools based on immigration status. The ruling struck down a Texas state statute that denied funding for educating undocumented children. The statute also charged an annual fee of $1,000 for every undocumented child in public schools to compensate for the lost funding.

August 15, 2019

Revealed: Republican lawmaker aided group training young men for ‘biblical warfare’

The Republican politician Matt Shea connected close allies with a group offering training to young men in “biblical warfare” that includes how to use knives, pistols and rifles, with lessons based in part on the teachings of a Georgia-based neo-Confederate pastor, emails obtained by the Guardian reveal.

Shea, who is an elected Washington state representative, later made videos in support of the group, and appeared alongside them at a gathering at a religious community in remote eastern Washington. He also paid the founder of the group money from his campaign fund in 2018.

In his email to Shea, however, Caughran offers a different description, saying that the group exists “to provide patriotic and biblical training on war for young men”.

Caughran also wrote: “There will be scenarios where every participant will have to fight against one of the most barbaric enemies that are invading our country, Muslims terrorists (sic)”.

In his email to Shea, Caughran goes on to list weapons training as part of the event for attendees. The training will “show them how to work better as a team, both in achieving physically demanding tasks and on the battlefield. Those who attend will learn combatives, the use of a knife in defense, close quarters shooting with rifle and pistol and how to work effectively in teams of 2, 3 and 4.”

In 2018, representative Shea was revealed to have distributed a document entitled “Biblical Basis for War”, which appeared to lay out a plan for a theocratic takeover, including the instruction to “kill all males”. Shea denied this interpretation of the document, saying instead that the material was notes for a sermon.

Last May, the Guardian revealed that at the 2018 God and Country event, Shea warned of civil unrest while Robertson urged the audience to prepare for civil war.

August 14, 2019

first day of school shouldn’t have to be this way so insecure people can play with their deadly toys

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, News, NRA, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:36

August 5, 2019

It’s Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren v the ‘No We Can’t’ Democrats

Filed under: Economics, Education, Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:21

Delaney complained that the two progressive candidates were going to take away people’s health insurance and that ordinary people wouldn’t like that. Warren dismissed those concerns by pointing to how broken the current system is. She shared the story of a friend who, in the middle of battling a disease, was burdened by exorbitant medical bills and insurance-related paperwork – an experience that millions of Americans can relate to. And when an exasperated Delaney complained that his colleagues didn’t understand healthcare from a business perspective, Sanders told him that was the point: it shouldn’t be a business. That might have been difficult to hear for a congressman who has made money off the industry for years.


Sanders replied by reminding him that every credible poll has him beating Trump. He runs especially strongly in battleground states, where he can expose Trump as a “fraud” and a “phony”. What’s extremist about giving people a living wage, or having them pay less for prescription drugs?


Despite polling showing how popular the core progressive agenda of universal healthcare, jobs, and free education is, centrists are desperate to portray themselves as the only sane, electable option out there. This isn’t just the strategy of some long-shots in a crowded field – it’s the argument keeping Joe Biden at the top of Democratic polls.

But the electability bubble is in danger of bursting. Centrists used to run on lofty rhetoric: the “Yes, we can”, “hope and change” stuff. Now they’ve ceded that ground completely to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

August 3, 2019

Thousands of immigrants suffer in solitary confinement in U.S. detention centers. Newly obtained documents show that ICE detainees are sometimes placed in solitary for reasons that have nothing to do with rule violations.

There is far more at the link below than I quoted.  The horror and abuse of these people at the hands of the US is beyond shocking / stunning.   It is the systematic degradation and humiliation of certain groups to dehumanize, terrorize, and express bigotry and hatred for them.   Again government thugs get to commit actions forbidden to do to prisoners of war.  We have to stop this.  History will show what monsters we became during this time.    Hugs

The newly obtained documents paint a disturbing portrait of a system where detainees are sometimes forced into extended periods of isolation for reasons that have nothing to do with violating any rules.

Disabled immigrants in need of a wheelchair or cane. Those who identify as gay. Those who report abuse from guards or other detainees.

Only half of the cases involved punishment for rule violations. The other half were unrelated to disciplinary concerns — they involve the mentally ill, the disabled or others who were sent to solitary largely for what ICE described as safety reasons.

A Guatemalan man spent two months in solitary confinement at a county jail in Maryland. The reason: He had a prosthetic leg.

A mentally ill Ukrainian man was put in isolation for 15 days at a detention facility in Arizona. His offense: putting half a green pepper in one of his socks.

In nearly a third of the cases, segregated detainees were determined by ICE to have a mental illness, a population especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of isolation.

“We have created and continue to support a system that involves widespread abuse of human beings,” said Ellen Gallagher, a policy adviser at the Department of Homeland Security.

Gallagher, who is speaking publicly for the first time, has spent the past five years trying to sound the alarm within the federal government about the rampant use of solitary confinement on vulnerable people in ICE custody.

“People were being brutalized,” she said.

July 31, 2019

A better view

Filed under: Education, History, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:31

Call it what it really is: White Supremacy domestic terrorism

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:14
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