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Calling Nancy Pelosi a PLUTOCRAT is exactly what the Republicans need to keep winning.

Now I hear people used to call for her IMPEACHMENT previous to 2008, too?

Yeah, if you can people calling for the impeachment of an elected Democrat politician who has done all THIS for the 99%:


AND calling her a Plutocrat? The Republicans don't even need to come to the fight. We'll inevitably do ourselves in well enough. What's next? Pelosi = Lieberman?

I knew something was screwy with the "I'm not voting for Obama" craze that erupted here a while back. And the hatred for Dennis Kucinich was completely un-called for. But I didn't know it went so far as to piss on Pelosi, the House leader who tried to bring us the Public Option.

And seriously, if a jury pops up and says "it's against the rules to complain about this", then we're already FUBAR'd. We're in a race with the GOP to see who can eat their own the fastest; and that's a race we can ill afford to play, much less win.

It's not even worth asking who the "Pelosi = Plutocrat, impeach Pelosi" crowd wants to elect in her place.

When do we stop making up phony reasons to eat our own?

And now we've got people calling Nancy Pelosi a PLUTOCRAT?!!!!!


Sorry, just blowing off steam. You can't call bona fide crazy CRAZY anymore without getting a jury coming down on you.

College Tuition in 18 years from now: $130K A YEAR private, $41K a year public


What College Tuition Will Look Like in 18 Years
By Stephanie Landsman | CNBC 6 hours ago

It's not just the nation heading for a fiscal cliff.

Soaring education costs could end up rupturing your nest egg-and bring your child to the brink of bankruptcy before he even gets his first job.

Even the top one percent may get a panic attack from the latest projected tuition rates.

Campus Consultants Founder and President Kal Chany figured out what college will likely cost by 2030 based on inflation rates. He wrote the book "Paying for College Without Going Broke."

The findings? In 18 years, the average sticker price for a private university could be as much as $130,428 a year (See chart.) The situation isn't much better if you go the public route. Sending your child to a state university could set you back at least $41,228 a year.

Remember the time when ECHELON was just a tinfoil hat conspiracy theory?

Those were the days, I tells ya.

No surrender, no retreat, take no prisoners in the war for better pay and conditions for workers

around the world.

Whether the issue is crappy (as in, non livable wage) pay for workers in America or anywhere abroad, 110 degree temperatures in an American warehouse or unnecessarily dangerous working conditions on the farm, dangerous mines and factories in China, Hong Kong workers workers living in cages, untouchables doing dangerous sewer work in India, workers in China and India suffering the health risks of recycling Western nations' consumer electronics, or any other situation where workers are exposed to hazards that can be alleviated, but isn't for some bullshit reason...

it's time for Democrats to reclaim their liberal roots and say "no more".

To hell with: "my daddy worked for peanuts under these shitty conditions, your generation ought to just suck it up", and "if you do improve working conditions or pay for these workers, the cost of your iPad or your shoes will go up", and "the robots will be doing their jobs as a result of your reforms", and "Seriously, people need to toughen up".

To hell with all excuses. Safer working conditions and better pay for all workers, around the world. No apologies, no surrender, no backing down. The Democratic Party is about liberalism, not Conservatism. We fight for workers, not the captains of industry or the Plutocracy. We don't piss on the working class to protect our sense of entitlement to cheap goods at all costs. Jay Gould be damned; we won't stand for half the workers pissing on the other half and telling them to "toughen up".

If you're one of those "we" then drop on in and give a shout out. Let the world know we're tired of the assault on progressive workers' rights and pay policies. Things can and must change for the better. Technology is always progressing - and it's high time that it benefit the workers as well as the bosses and the Plutocracy.

I expect to find this kind of crap on the Freeper forum, not here.

See this thread about workers winning a fight for safer working conditions:

And look at these responses that attack the concept of safer working conditions:


How did this become allowable on the DU? They're trivializing the fight for safer working conditions even after the OP specifically pointed out that workers were collapsing due to heat stroke. In 110 degree temperatures. In one case the flimsy Freeper-level argument was made that as a result of workers fighting for a safer workplace, we'll be paying $100 for a formerly $13 shirt. What the frak.

Someone needs to send the reaper to deal with these Freeper arguments. Failing an outright PPR tombstone, how about some hiding of posts by juries?

No, I didn't report it. I've had people getting away with calling me mentally deficient on here, a flagrant violation of the rules; this will most certainly get forgiven.

Hey tinfoil hatters, we'll never see armed drones used in America. NEVER!!!


- taken from http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=728891 and re-posted here as a wake-up call to everyone who thinks armed drones can't happen here.

The FAA's block on armed drones is just a technicality. All they need to do is flip the switch on their "block" and it's seriously on, America.

Globalism: What place does the American worker have in this?

American workers are increasingly being locked out of jobs that service the American market, and judging by our trade deficit, emerging markets elsewhere don't have any work for Americans, either.

What about globalism ISN'T designed from the ground up to exclude American workers?

Hey, DUers, stop hating on those cops! They're here to protect us!




The next guy who says "fuck the police" gets a visit from a drone.

Foxconn creates another 35,000 jobs to produce iPads for America

and not one American is allowed to have one of those jobs.

As the free trade motto goes: America's working class can go eff off.

We need tariffs... NOW.
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