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April 3, 2020

Well said, people need to understand this

$1 a roll

Filed under: Economics, Food, Health, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 05:07

Ron went and got groceries yesterday.   He found no bare shelves at one store, while the other store was mostly bare.  No reason why other than the companies deverting the supply trucks to other stores.   But the funny thing the store that was stocked was selling toilet paper at the front of the store for 1 dollar a roll.   Yes they were selling it by the single roll.   Weird times.    Hugs

April 2, 2020

Despite Calls for Global Ceasefire, Trump Threatens War With Iran Amid COVID-19

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/01/despite-calls-global-ceasefire-trump-threatens-war-iran-amid-covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on world economies, claims tens of thousands of lives, and cripples healthcare systems worldwide, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to threaten to attack Iran and make the country “pay a very heavy price” for any “attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq.”

The threat comes on the heels of the Trump administration crippling Iran’s access to crucial medial supplies as it battles over 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 by ramping up a sanctions regime on Iran that leading economists said was “feeding the coronavirus epidemic” and progressive organizations and Democrats said must be eased in light of the deadly disease.

“Unsatisfied with a global pandemic and an economic collapse, Trump wants to add a major war into the mix,” Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War, said on Twitter in response to Trump’s tweet.

Miles detailed “a series of escalations” the White House has taken with Iran since Trump took office, including his 2018 formal departure from the Iranian nuclear deal.

“It’s impossible to say with certainty right now what is happening on the ground that’s leading to this latest talk of war, but one thing is clear, we did not have to be here,” said Miles. “The President chose to put us on this path and he continues to own the consequences of his actions.”

Other observers drew attention to the legal language Trump used in the tweet—”Upon information and belief.”

“The United States is threatening wars now based on the standard lawyers use when making allegations they can’t necessarily prove,” said MSNBC analyst Matthew Miller.

There is more information at the link above.   Hugs

April 1, 2020

The problem

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Economics, Family, Food, Memes, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:15

Bernie was correct

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Food, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:56
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Bernie was correct and righteous for decades.

The Democratic Party needs to embrace ALL OF Bernie’s policies.

March 29, 2020

What is a real necessity?

Filed under: Cartoons, Food, Funny Stuff, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:22

March 28, 2020

San Diego Police Grocery Shop for 95-Year-Old Widower

Filed under: Food, Health, Love, Memes, News, People I like, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 18:40

I have often, very often posted when police officers and the departments they belong to do something wrong such as take a life when it is clear they shouldn’t have.   It is only fitting I post when they do something really correct and right.   In this case they really went above and beyond.   I grew up with the idea of police officers who serve and protect the community they were in.   Granted I grew up in a small rural cow town, but the police were not there just to punish or issue tickets.   If a student at the local 1-6th grade school needed to go to a doctor appointment or other place and the parents couldn’t take them, the local police department would.  The police department did things like in this video, they checked on people, knew almost everyone in town by name.   They were respectful and it was never adversarial to deal with them.   I wonder what changed?  Oh I know, when we militarized the police forces.   They went from peace officers, to armed forces to deal with all outside threats.  That is the job of the military, not our local police who we need for helping the people in need.   Hugs

March 27, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA: Grocer Forced To Toss $35K In Food After Woman “Intentionally Coughs” On Display Cases

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Economics, Food, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 11:25

PENNSYLVANIA: Grocer Forced To Toss $35K In Food After Woman “Intentionally Coughs” On Display Cases

The New York Post reports:

A Pennsylvania woman ruined an estimated $35,000 worth of goods by intentionally coughing all over them while the coronavirus plagues nations worldwide, a grocery store alleged on Facebook.

The woman visited a Hanover Township location of the small grocery chain Gerrity’s Supermarket before 2:20 p.m. Wednesday and coughed on fresh produce, a small section of the bakery, meat case and grocery items, the store’s co-owner Joe Fasula wrote.

From the chain’s Facebook page:

Our incredible team did the best they could to get the woman out of the store as fast as possible. The police were contacted immediately and the case has been escalated to the District Attorney’s Office.

More at the link above.   Hugs

March 22, 2020

Loss of job means losing a lot of things

Filed under: Cartoons, Drugs, Economics, Food, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:46

Conservatives have a habit of stumbling into their own contradictions these days

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Food, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:53

living wage

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Food, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:42

March 20, 2020

… (C)onservatives are out there posting pictures of empty supermarket shelves saying this is what our lives under socialism would look like all while it’s literally our life under capitalism right now.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Food, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:37

gahdamnpunk:

I absolutely HATE the fact that the current government is out lefting Biden by implementing things that Bernie HAS BEEN fighting for for years and conservatives are out there posting pictures of empty supermarket shelves saying this is what our lives under socialism would look like all while it’s literally our life under capitalism right now. The situation is a whole mess and y’all still voting for Biden. I can’t….

(via longwindedbore)

Also heros 2

Also heros

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Family, Food, Health, Ideas, Memes, opinion, People I like, Things I like — Scottie @ 06:40

Remember you can still use the phone while isolated.     Hugs

March 15, 2020

Tax the wealthy

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Food, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:07

March 10, 2020

Keep this in mind as billionaire hedge fund managers receive massive tax cuts and those cuts in tax revenue hurt these vulnerable kids the most

Filed under: Children, Economics, Education, Food, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:14

You know the US is broken when you read this

porterdavis:

Officials in NYC said they would close public schools only as last resort, in part because about 114,000 students in school system are homeless and may have nowhere else to get hot meals, medical care or even a place to wash their dirty laundry

– @nytimes

Keep this in mind as billionaire hedge fund managers receive massive tax cuts and those cuts in tax revenue hurt these vulnerable kids the most.

(via ourprairiedog)

good person

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Food, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 01:47

February 14, 2020

A loving god?

Filed under: Cartoons, Food, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:02
Your god is not good.

 

Your god is not good.

 

February 13, 2020

Trump kicks his biggest fans off food stamps

Filed under: Children, Economics, Family, Food, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:42

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/02/trump-kicks-his-biggest-fans-off-food-stamps-editorial.html

 

Every thing in the article is an important read.   The damage these food assistance cuts will do is devastating to the people in need.    Hugs

“It’s not that he came up with a policy that helps people get through challenging times and get the support they need to move off the rolls permanently,” as New Jersey’s Republican former governor, Christine Todd Whitman, says.

Just the opposite, in fact. As many as 700,000 Americans will be abruptly kicked off food stamps under the Trump administration’s new rule that makes it more difficult for states to waive the requirement that able-bodied adults work at least 20 hours a week.

You might ask: Why shouldn’t they have to prove they’re working, in order to qualify for benefits that other hardworking Americans pay for?

The answer is, they usually are – but at low paid jobs that don’t offer enough hours.

In fact, among those hardest-hit will be Trump’s core supporters: Rural, white males. The most rural 20 percent of America is the most likely to live in a household that receives food stamps

February 10, 2020

Great Idea and a shame it is needed in the US

Filed under: Children, Economics, Education, Food, News, People I like, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:33

Carly Doyle, a senior who helps run the Nest, said she initially worried “that students would be embarrassed to use the store.”

Added Amarissa Bednar, a junior: “I think in the beginning there might have been some embarrassment. But it has really been accepted. We didn’t know there was such a big need. The donations are flying out the window.”

The two students said it has been rewarding to see planning for the Nest come to fruition and be so positively received. Wiens agreed.

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