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November 21, 2019

Hypocrisy

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 13:54

tRump was not …

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:57

Poverty is systematic oppression

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:54

Republicans, there’s no hiding from this

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:38

Forget foreign hostile powers, the real threat is domestic MAGA/GOP.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:28
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Republicans protecting their criminal president are a threat to democracy. Forget foreign hostile powers, the real threat is domestic MAGA/GOP.

Pence knew

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:26
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Pence knew, too. #Sondland

Putin owns Trump. Republican policies are orchestrated by Putin

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:22
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Putin owns Trump. Republican policies are orchestrated by Putin.

Great point about Republicans

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:21

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Wrong kind of excitement

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:40

 

 

November 20, 2019

Jump off

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:55

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Fox Contributor Ken Starr: Maybe It’s Time For GOP Senators To Visit Trump And Ask For His Resignation

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, History, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 12:30

Are the dominoes starting to fall?   I really hope so.  The crime is clear.  The witnesses have spoken.  The only way to defend the crimes of this administration is to say you do no longer care about laws, about the country, about democracy but instead you care about power and keeping it.  We need to understand defending tRump at this point is saying he is above all the laws and he is a ruler not a president.  Hugs

Fox Contributor Ken Starr: Maybe It’s Time For GOP Senators To Visit Trump And Ask For His Resignation

The Daily Beast reports:

Moments before Wednesday’s impeachment hearings and right after U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland’s opening statement was released, Fox News contributor Ken Starr wondered aloud whether Sondland flipping on President Trump would cause GOP senators to push Trump to resign. “The real issue is the senators are watching,” Starr said.

“Are senators going to now say in light of what we hear today, it’s going to be a long day even with the ambassador alone, in light of what we have heard, ‘We need to make a trip down to the White House’? That historic example set during the Nixon presidency. From what I’ve been able to glean I don’t think that’s going to happen. But obviously what happens today could—has the potential to be a game-changer.”

Tweets and videos at the link above.   Hugs

That they’re individual *people* and should be treated as such. However, use your brain as you would when engaging with any stranger.

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Economics, Memes, News, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:49

How?

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:43

I am watching the impeachment hearing.  I had to go back to the beginning and  start it there as I had to go out this morning.   I love the internet watching as it lets me start, stop, and go back in time to watch things that start before I can get to them.  I have a question listening to Gordon Sondland.  How do stupid people end up so wealthy.  This guy is filthy rich and he sounds dumb as a rock.  Another rich guy slightly smarter than tRump.   Not a high bar.   Hugs

A written version of my last post for those who have trouble hearing videos. Hugs

Filed under: Economics, Health, Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:37

The Real Deal with Medicare for All with Robert Reich

Filed under: Economics, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:34

I love this.  So easy to understand.  I personally pay more than the average person as my healthcare needs are higher.  I have seen the negative effects of not having insurance in this for profit system.  Please give this a watch, it is very informative.   I think after you watch this you also will favor Medicare For All.   Hugs

A long read but it explains one reason tRump is fighting so hard to keep his taxes from coming out. He is a tax cheating crook

Filed under: Criminal, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:19

 

In March 2012, as Trump resolved his dispute with Deutsche Bank, he finalized a separate deal with Fortress and its partners to clear his debt with them. According to a source with direct knowledge of the deal who spoke to Mother Jones, Fortress ultimately agreed to accept 50 cents on the dollar—or about $48 million—for the outstanding debt (which by that time amounted to just under $100 million). This was a steep loss for the hedge fund and its partners. The question is whether the deal was what’s known as a “discounted payoff”—in which the debt was considered repaid and the loan was canceled by the lender—or whether Trump purchased what remained of the loan. That distinction has enormous implications.

When a lender forgives a portion of a loan, the IRS considers the unpaid portion taxable income. For instance, if a lender accepts $50 million in repayment of a $100 million debt, the borrower, in the eyes of federal tax authorities, has earned $50 million and owes tax on that. The tax could be as high as 39 percent. But big-time borrowers have devised a tactic to forestall paying taxes in cases in which they’re able to buy back their debt at a discount. They purchase the debt through a corporation, parking the loan within this entity to temporarily avoid realizing income. Debt parking falls into a legal gray area. “Maybe there are respectable ways that it could work, but I would call it kind of a scam to pretend you haven’t gotten rid of the debt,” says Daniel Shaviro, a professor of tax law at New York University.

Debt parking can be permissible as long as the borrower intends to repay the loan. Parking debt indefinitely with no intention to repay it, however, violates federal tax law, according to tax experts.

Trump’s Child Separation Policy “Absolutely” Violated International Law Says UN Expert

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 10:59

Trump’s Child Separation Policy “Absolutely” Violated International Law Says UN Expert

The Trump administration violated international law when it separated migrant children from their families, a United Nations expert said Monday.

That’s not all, said Manfred Nowak, the independent expert leading a global study on children deprived of liberty. With over 100,000 children still in migration-related detention, the United States leads the world with the highest number of children in migration-related custody in the world.

 

“There’s a lot of evidence…that migration-related detention for children can never be considered as a measure of last resort and in the best interest of the child,” he said. “There are always alternatives available, and there a quite a number of states that have decided already that they will not put children any longer in migration-related detention.”

“Of course, separating children—as was done by the Trump administration—from their parents, even small children, at the Mexican-U.S. border is absolutely prohibited by the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” Nowak continued. “I would call it inhuman treatment for both the parents and the children. And there are still quite a number of children that are separated from their parents—and neither the children know where their parents are and the parents [don’t] know where the children are—so that is definitely something that definitely should not happen again.”

“We still have more than 100,000 children in migration-related detention” in the U.S., Nowak said, “so that’s far more than all the other countries where we have reliable figures.” Nowak added that the U.S. “did not respond to our questionnaire” requesting data for the report.

Nowak added the U.S. is detaining high numbers of children in the criminal justice sector as well.

“In general the incarceration rate in the United States is very high,” said Nowak.

The United States detains on average about 60 out of 100,000 children—a figure Nowak said was “the highest we could find followed by others like Bolivia or Botswana or Sri Lanka.”

Looking at figures by region, North America has the highest rate of incarceration of children, which includes Canada’s detention of roughly 14 to 15 out of 100,000 children. In Western Europe, by comparison, the average is just about 5 out of 100,000 children in custody.

Warren healthcare plan roll out is interesting

Filed under: Economics, Health, Ideas, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:55

Low Unemployment

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:05

Ready?

Filed under: Children, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:03
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