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PowerToThePeople

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Nothing over the top

If you support the current status quo, you support fascism.

Sanders is against the status quo and therefore against fascism. He has my vote.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 11:39 PM (3 replies)

The ABC campaign.

Anybody
But
Clinton

Ya, I just came up with that.

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Mon Aug 24, 2015, 06:00 PM (0 replies)

@ 05:50 Central time

D Lincoln Chafee 10 1.75%
D Hillary Clinton 235 41.08%
D Martin O'Malley 22 3.85%
D Bernie Sanders 301 52.62%
D Jim Webb 4 0.70%

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sat Aug 15, 2015, 06:55 PM (1 replies)

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#FeelTheBern
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sat Aug 15, 2015, 05:33 PM (0 replies)

She knows

Divert, deflect, distract. That is third way dems (ie Replublican) standard mode of operation. These issues with Democratic right wingers have just as much chance of resolution as congress comming together for a progressive agenda.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Mon Jul 20, 2015, 06:59 PM (1 replies)

Offshoring

Offshoring

Customer: "I would like to buy your product"
Owner: "That will be 10 dollars."
Customer: "Sounds Good."

Owner: "Will you build me this product?"
Employee: "Sure, I just need to be paid enough to feed and house my family, and a little to save for the future."
Owner: "Sounds good."

Employee delivers product to owner, owner delivers to customer and collects 10 dollars.

Owner: "Here is your dollar."
Employee: "Thank you."

Owner thinks, "I need more money, what can I do? I can't raise my prices or my customer will go elsewhere. I know, I'll offshore my labour."

Owner offshores labour.

Customer: "I would like to buy your product"
Owner: "That will be 10 dollars."
Customer: "Sounds Good."

Owner: "Will you build me this product?"
Foreign based Employee: "Sure, I just need to be paid enough to feed and house my family, and a little to save for the future."
Owner: "Sounds good."

Foreign based Employee delivers product to owner, owner delivers to customer and collects 10 dollars.

Owner: "Here is your dime."
Foreign based Employee: "Thank you."

Former Employee: "What about me? I have built products for you for years and I have nothing now."
Former Employer: "Find some bootstraps you fucking lazy pile of shit!"
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sat Jul 18, 2015, 12:08 AM (1 replies)

The difference between myself and a billionaire. (50,000 years)

Ya, 1 billion dollars. But what is it really?

I see homeless going through the dumpsters regularly in my neighborhood. I always think "how close am I to being there?" Currently I estimate about 6 months without any income and I would be there. Today I thought, "how long for a billionaire?" At the same expense rate, a billionaire could go for 50,000 years of no income before they were homeless.

Crazy.

Edit - was off by a zero. It would take 50,000 years not 5,000 for the billionaire to go homeless.
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:56 PM (16 replies)

I see right wing arguments on both sides

of the poly no poly argument. They are loving this. Troll fest.

I believe we should allow any relationship between consenting, non-related, human, adult persons that they desire.

Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 09:45 AM (41 replies)

TPP, because you can too!

You too can become a prosperous owner (manager) of southeast asian labor. Profits are sure to come your way using proven race-to-the-bottom (expenditure lessening) strategies. Get on board with the TPP or get left out of this next century's economic prosperity.





Posted by PowerToThePeople | Wed Jun 24, 2015, 12:35 PM (17 replies)

EVERY Iraqi killed by U.S. since 2003 is a murder victim.

We have perfected murdering innocents on foreign soil and are seeing the results of bringing this mindset back home.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fatal-police-shootings-in-2015-approaching-400-nationwide/2015/05/30/d322256a-058e-11e5-a428-c984eb077d4e_story.html

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

The three are among at least 385 people shot and killed by police nationwide during the first five months of this year, more than two a day, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.

“These shootings are grossly under­reported,” said Jim Bueermann, a former police chief and president of the Washington-based Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement. “We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don’t begin to accurately track this information.”

A national debate is raging about police use of deadly force, especially against minorities. To understand why and how often these shootings occur, The Washington Post is compiling a database of every fatal shooting by police in 2015, as well as of every officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty. The Post looked exclusively at shootings, not killings by other means, such as stun guns and deaths in police custody.

Using interviews, police reports, local news accounts and other sources, The Post tracked more than a dozen details about each killing through Friday, including the victim’s race, whether the person was armed and the circumstances that led to the fatal encounter. The result is an unprecedented examination of these shootings, many of which began as minor incidents and suddenly escalated into violence.


(more @ link)
Posted by PowerToThePeople | Sun Jun 21, 2015, 09:13 PM (1 replies)
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