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"Price check on register 3..."

"Seattle police arrested a man who they say placed his genitals on a self-checkout scanner at a Capitol Hill grocery store.

About 5 p.m. Wednesday, employees at the store in the 400 block of Broadway East saw the man standing at a self-checkout machine and laughing to himself as he placed his genitals on the scanner screen.

The man fled, but returned five hours later and was confronted by employees, police said."


Neoliberalism is dying....

I was reading this thread on DU.. titled
"Neoliberalism Will Soon Force Americans to Leave the United States"

Later, I was reading this piece in the Guardian. Maybe we don't have to leave..maybe neoliberalism is on its way out.

"....it is the very technocrats in charge of the system who are slowly, reluctantly admitting that it is bust.

You hear it when the Bank of England’s Mark Carney sounds the alarm about “a low-growth, low-inflation, low-interest-rate equilibrium”. Or when the Bank of International Settlements, the central bank’s central bank, warns that “the global economy seems unable to return to sustainable and balanced growth”. And you saw it most clearly last Thursday from the IMF.
What makes the fund’s intervention so remarkable is not what is being said – but who is saying it and just how bluntly. In the IMF’s flagship publication, three of its top economists have written an essay titled “Neoliberalism: Oversold?”.
The very headline delivers a jolt. For so long mainstream economists and policymakers have denied the very existence of such a thing as neoliberalism, dismissing it as an insult invented by gap-toothed malcontents who understand neither economics nor capitalism. Now here comes the IMF, describing how a “neoliberal agenda” has spread across the globe in the past 30 years. What they mean is that more and more states have remade their social and political institutions into pale copies of the market."


Israeli gun laws...

Somebody posted on FB that Israel doesn't have "gun free zones".

I was interested in what the Israelis do about guns, so I researched a bit....

"Israeli gun control regulations 'opposite of US'

According to Yaakov Amit, the head of the Public Security Ministry’s Firearms Licensing Department, the difference between the gun laws in the US and Israel are as clear as night and day.
“There is an essential difference between the two. In America the right to bear arms is written in the law, here it’s the opposite... only those who have a license can bear arms and not everyone can get a license.”
Amit said gun licenses are only given out to those who have a reason because they work in security or law enforcement, or those who live in settlements “where the state has an interest in them being armed.”
Anyone who fits the requirements, is over age 21 and an Israeli resident for more than three years, must go through a mental and physical health exam, Amit said, then pass shooting exams and courses at a licensed gun range, as well as background checks by the Public Security Ministry.
Once they order their firearm from a gun store, they are allowed to take it home with a one-time supply of 50 bullets, which Amit said they cannot renew.
The gun owner must retake his license exam and testing at the gun range every three years. As of January, Amit said, a new law will go into effect requiring gun owners to prove that they have a safe at home to keep their weapon in."

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"In Israel, unlike the US, a privilege — but no right — to bear arms

"In the United States there are an estimated 280-300 million guns in the hands of some 47 percent of all Americans, meaning that close to half the population possesses an average of two firearms. Yet in the past several years some of the most gruesome public killings — including the 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six women were killed — ended with the suicide of a surrounded perpetrator rather than rapid intervention from armed civilians."

Anybody got any liberal viral emails...?

You know... like the ones from your crazy uncle who thinks Obama is a Muslim from Kenya.......only the lies are the other way around...
"Cruz is really a shape-shifting reptilian alien"....

I have searched and searched, and I can't find any.
There must be someplace I can get a few.

Aren't there any paranoid whackjob liberals who just make shit up and ship it out wholesale?

I know I can make up a few, but that's more work than I'm willing to do to light up the few RWers I know who like that shit.

Who is the Republican "establishment" candidate....?

Trump says he isn't... and it's true. (Maybe the only true thing he says.)
Cruz isn't. The Senate hates him, and he's getting no Repub endorsements.
Rubio isn't...

Was Jeb the establishment candidate?

Or did the Repub establishment just not field a candidate this election?

OK...OK.... I listened to Rush for a few minutes... I know....WHY?

Because now I understand why his minions are so fucked up and confused.

First.... “Online Trading Academy”..?? That’s the sponsor. Seemingly, of not only Rush, but of the whole radio station in Seattle. Sounds like “Fleece the Suckers” as far as I can tell. Nobody makes money day trading.... unless to sell the idea to the suckers. The other sponsors are for testosterone clinics and local businesses that don't mind being tarred with the RW brush.

Next... I can’t tell who the “Republican establishment” wants for the Repub presidential candidate, since Rush seems to think that everybody - including Trump - isn’t who the Establishment wants. Rush seems to think they all are not conservatively Pure enough.
Medved and some of the other Talking Turds are against Trump, but I can’t tell if Rush is. That weasel is weaseling all over the place.

Finally, Rush seems to be saying that NObody is conservative enough. He said that when Goldwater ran in 1964, he was the Repub establishment candidate, and not a true conservative. (Wasn’t Goldwater known as “Mr. Conservative”?) Goldwater was defeated, but the unhappiness in the Repub voters about Goldwater led to the Reagan Revolution and the triumph of conservative values.(!) Rush feels the Repubs have to get back to conservative values, and none of the current crop fit that description. 

J. F. C. .... my neck is sore from trying to follow all the twists and turns in that corkscrew logic(?).

The little pea-brains that listen to him must be SO confused. I like what he’s selling... Keep going to the right, Repubs. No... further yet! You’ll win eventually!

I’m going to shower now... and use a LOT of soap. That shit can’t be good for your mental and physical health.

You need a laugh...

Stumbled onto a site that claims that Trump is gonna win big... apparently Trump is gonna win OR, CT, and VT. WTF... I mean WTFF?


Here's a couple of comments from that page...

"Clinton doesn't have a 50% chance look at the polls, talk to people outside your circle, you will see and as for "hoping the race is decided by the House of Representatives" you must be out of your mind to leave the most important decision of this Presidential race to a group of stablishment communist liberal progresives. Do you really have any faith on any of these leaches to be honest, unbias and fair? LOL >>#Trump2016"

Eugenia #### High School

"Illegal immigrants got $750 Million in Obamacare"...

Saw that on FB... about a day old.

The post says the Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee made a report to that effect. I cannot find the report itself... every RWnut site on earth references the Fox News(?) piece. Fox doesn't re-direct to the actual report, either.

Anybody have anything on this? I have the snopes and Politifact denials that it could happen all ready to post, but are there any new developments? I'm wondering if Fox just made it up out of whole cloth.

Anybody know about this?

What happens if an agent provocateur...

from outside fires a couple of shots at/near the Bundy-ites?

The Feds need to be thinking about that.... some wild-card asshole wanting to stir things up.... start the revolution.

If I can think of it.. you can bet those assholes can think of it.

The Feds need to act. Soon. I'm not saying a full-on assault, but they've got to clear those people out before something unforeseen happens.
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