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"TODDLE" is Ageism

do I need to post videos of multiple incidents of your favorite democrat repeatedly falling & stumbling to make my point?

(of a young child) move with short unsteady steps while learning to walk.
"William toddled curiously toward the TV crew"
synonyms: totter, teeter, wobble, falter, waddle, stumble
"the child toddled toward him"

prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person's age

Ageism is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic.
Posted by populistdriven | Wed Jul 25, 2018, 11:17 AM (2 replies)

The Sorites paradox (Trump's news cycle)

How many times have you heard someone say:

"Every day I say to myself that I never thought that I would say...that the President has gotten lower than he was when he ____________".

We say this because we are trapped in Trump's news cycle. This daily barrage of news that nobody ever expects to hear, combined with gaslighting, is how Trump conditions his base to accept the unacceptable. After being reconditioned, their natural reaction to people who point this out to them is to claim the person speaking truthfully is hysterical.

Gaslighting is the systematic attempt to destroy another's perception of reality and originated from a 1938 stage play, "Gas Light" called "Angel Street" in the US. Sociopaths and narcissists frequently use gaslighting tactics. Sociopaths consistently transgress social mores, break laws, and exploit others, but typically also are convincing liars, sometimes charming ones, who consistently deny wrongdoing.

Trump gets his supporters to voluntarily surrender their moral courage every time they accept "something lower". They are moved to surrender and rationalize their previous moral stance when instilled with shame, guilt, fear, or doubt.

The Sorites paradox is informally known as the "boiling frog" metaphor and best be visually shown using a color gradient composed of discrete color bands that such that two adjacent bands vary in color too little for human eyesight to be able to distinguish between them.

The Sorites paradox is also called the paradox of the heap. Picture a heap of sand, from which grains are individually removed. Under the assumption that removing a single grain does not turn a heap into a non-heap, the paradox is to consider is what happens when the process is repeated enough times: is a single remaining grain still a heap? If not, when did it change from a heap to a non-heap?

When did it become OK for a US President to get daily orders from TASS because he met privately with the Russian president so that the US can't deny what TASS says Trump agreed to?

The correct answer is that it never has and never will. Just because some say it is, or at best mutely accept it, doesn't matter in the slightest.

The best defense for us is to first recognize what Trump is doing and then become and remain defiant. Accept that every day Trump will be worse than before and keep fighting.

Thanks Wikipedia
Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jul 22, 2018, 12:07 AM (2 replies)

This makes me tear up, just stumbled across it

Posted by populistdriven | Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:24 PM (19 replies)

Green Day's American Idiot back in the Top 40 as President Trump visits UK

Source: Official Charts

A campaign to get Green Day's American Idiot to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart as President Donald Trump visits the UK has seen the political hit return to the Top 40 for the first time in 14 years.

American Idiot was a re-entry at Number 25 when the final chart was announced this Friday 13. The song was the second most-downloaded track of the week, behind Number 1 Three Lions -- another vintage song. from 7pm

Read more: http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/green-days-american-idiot-back-in-the-top-40-as-president-trump-visits-uk__23386/

It is Currently at Number 2 on downloads!


(Unbleeped Version)

Full Album is Free on Amazon Prime

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:18 PM (1 replies)

The single major reason I do Not drive after dark in Minnesota...

A deputy in Isanti County, MN, was responding to a report about a man with a gun at a restaurant in the early hours of last Saturday morning, reports local outlet Isanti County News. He was traveling down a dark road in the squad car with the lights and sirens on at 114 mph when, suddenly, a deer leapt out from the side of the road. There was no time to stop.

(meanwhile in neighboring Wisconsin there are 20,000 deer to vehicle collisions annually)


Posted by populistdriven | Sat Jul 7, 2018, 12:08 AM (9 replies)

Family Farmers and & Rural Small Businesses (FFSB's) Have Their Game Faces on But,

FFSB's Need to Be Terrified, Here's Why Trump's Trade War is Targeted AT Them Not For Them:

• No matter how trade war ends, Trump wins & will declare victory even if FFSB's lose
• If trade war ends badly Trump will blame it on the usual
• Trump is doing nothing additional to help FFSB's
• China & World won't hesitate to help their FFSB's
• China & World will have plenty of cash after trade war ends
• FFSB's won't have much left in cash after trade war ends
• Tax cuts are primarily helping the <1% not FFSB's
• Tax cuts are driving up interest rates and hurting FFSB's that borrow to survive the war
• Trump's billionaire US friends are flush with cash from tax cuts
• Trump's billionaire overseas friends always want to hide their assets in the US
• Trump's billionaire friends can't wait to buy up US assets cheap from failing FFSB's
• Trump's billionaire friends can't wait to grab up market share from failing FFSB's
• Trump has bragged loudly about how he loves crashes, (remember?) so he can buy cheap
• Trump isn't blowing a dog whistle for the <1%, he's blowing a fog horn
• The more red meat he tosses on the picnic table in the front yard the hotter the fire is burning down the barns and shops
• FFSB's be Terrified, blaming Democrats & impeachment proceedings for your losses won't save you when it's too late

edit - forgot to add this from Joy Reid covering Rachel Maddow this evening:

Tariffs that kick in Friday will be a body blow to heartland states that helped put Trump in office, testing their faith in the president's brand of negotiation.

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — They voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump, but generations of red-state farmers are bracing for impact on Friday with the knowledge that his trade war could destroy their livelihood — and alter the agricultural map forever.

Tariffs levied by America's trading partners, such as China, kick in on Friday as retaliation for Trump's heavy taxation of their imports. Farmers in the heartland say that a drawn-out trade war could lead to more farms going bankrupt or selling out.

"The banks are not going to keep writing checks to save your farm," Matt Thiede, chief operating officer of Heeren brothers, a produce packing company in Comstock Park, Michigan, told NBC News. "For some family farms, one season could be the death of them."

"You will see a serious change in the landscape and topography of agriculture in the U.S.," he warned.

Betting the farm: Why the heartland still believes in Trump despite plunging prices

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jul 6, 2018, 10:32 PM (9 replies)

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls for family separation to stop.

Source: Twitter


Read more: https://twitter.com/simonwiesenthal/status/1008574840603725825
Posted by populistdriven | Mon Jun 18, 2018, 01:36 PM (5 replies)

Reporter who "covered" (fabricated story) Robert Mueller on the Whitey Bulger Trial Suspended

For background on Cullen's Trial coverage see this thread https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210518853

Boston Globe Columnist Suspended After Review Finds Fabrications
June 16, 2018

In the second review, Scott Allen, The Globe’s assistant managing editor for projects and investigations; Brendan McCarthy, its deputy projects editor; and Joseph Kahn, a former staff writer, reviewed 100 randomly selected columns by Mr. Cullen for “authenticity and accuracy.”

The first review uncovered “significant problems” with radio appearances and public comments by Mr. Cullen the morning after the bombings and in the months that followed, the statement said.

In one interview the morning after the bombings, Mr. Cullen told the story of a firefighter he had spoken with by phone who rescued a 7-year-old girl hurt by the bomb before going back to search for her lower leg, which had been blown off.

The firefighter, a lieutenant in the Boston Fire Department, denied that account and said he did not speak with Mr. Cullen by telephone on the day of the bombing. He called the story of him searching for the child’s leg “crazy,” according to the report.
Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jun 17, 2018, 12:51 PM (2 replies)

Half of Israel is at war with the other half.

The meaning of the phrase was perverted and twisted by the war mongers to support their war and gain support for it from the moderates. It is completely perverted and out of context to be used to support killings. I can't think of a more appropriate visual way to bring this to any Semitic's attention. Apologies to the peace lovers for I love and am with them.
Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jun 8, 2018, 04:35 PM (0 replies)

By cancelling the Eagles event Trump Collectively Punished the team

The Eagles had NO players that knelt for the anthem but Trump's statement that the Eagles do not want to place “hand on heart, in honor of our great men and women of the military.” Instead, Trump stated that he will hold “a different type of ceremony” to “honor our great country” and “loudly and proudly play the national anthem.”

Trump explicitly dis-invited the Eagles for having Black NFL players who, in his rationale, are guilty by their association with black NFL players on other teams who had knelt to protest police brutality and the racist execution of unarmed black Americans.

Trump's deliberate statement was to punish them for being black NFL players who empathize with fellow black Americans.

Trump's dog whistle to his fellow racists is that all black NFL players will collectively be punished if any black NFL players who identify and protest in any way against the institutionalized violence perpetrated by law enforcement against unarmed black Americans.

Trump's policy is clearly that by being black NFL players who publicly identify in any way, whether they individually protest or not, with the brutalization of fellow black Americans they have disqualified themselves from participating in a national honor and tradition reserved for elite NFL athletes.

Collective punishment during war is a violation of the Geneva convention. A case could easily be made that there is a long simmering low intensity conflict aka war against blacks in America.

From Wikipedia: "Collective punishment is a form of retaliation whereby a suspected perpetrator's family members, friends, acquaintances, sect, neighbors or entire entire ethnic group is targeted. The punished group may often have no direct association with the other individuals or groups, or direct control over their actions.".

An example: In 1906, 167 black U.S. soldiers stationed in Brownsville, Texas, were dishonorably discharged on orders of President Theodore Roosevelt in response to the shooting of two white citizens in the middle of the night of August 13, 1906. One man was killed and the other, a police lieutenant, was injured and it was never discovered who the shooter(s) were, though they were presumed to have been members of the nearby Fort Brown. The soldiers of Companies Bravo, Charlie, and Delta of the 25th infantry regiment, many of whom served in the Philippines and Cuba during America's war with Spain, were punished for the crime collectively and were denied army pensions.

Roseville, black wall street, lynchings, etc the US has never been held accountable.

Posted by populistdriven | Tue Jun 5, 2018, 05:27 PM (16 replies)
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