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The devastation of racism ...

What a man what a story.

Posted by live love laugh | Fri Jun 19, 2020, 09:51 PM (0 replies)

Chase: $7.5 bil. in home loans past 6 years 1.9% to blacks


CHICAGO PROTESTS
Chicago Activist Ja’Mal Green Calls for Change at Chase Bank, Warns of ‘Pop-Up Protests’

The group alleges lenders in Chicago have invested more in a single white neighborhood than all the black neighborhoods combined
Published June 16, 2020

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The group called out Chase Bank and President Donald Trump, saying disproportionate lending and changes to the Community Reinvestment Act have "horribly impacted communities of color."

They allege lenders in Chicago have invested more in a single white neighborhood than all the black neighborhoods combined. The claim was first published by WBEZ on June 3, which reported Chase handed out $7.5 billion in home loans over a six-year period, but only 1.9% went to Chicago's black neighborhoods.


"Today we're saying to all those that are customers or depositors of Chase that we are fighting back and the time is now," Green said Monday as he announced plans for the protests. The coalition warned that "protests will continue unless Chase gives $1 billion in grants and $10 billion in loans." "We must now act for a form of reparations to make good," Green said.

In a statement, Chase detailed the measures the bank says it has taken in response to the claims.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-activist-jamal-green-calls-for-change-at-chase-bank-warns-of-pop-up-protests/2290004/%3famp
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:42 AM (5 replies)

I hear (from MAGAt media sites) that in a "few months" Republicans are planning an all-out Obamagate

thingy with hearings to dominate the news accusing him of acting to interfere in the outcome of the 2016 election.

It is known, of course, that in 2012 Obama did rightfully investigate the Russians, many of whom lived in Trump Tower. In doing so, they’re trying to connect that with Trump.

Just sharing what I’m hearing as they were making noise about “something” coming before anybody actually started talking about Obamagate so maybe there’s something to this.

Posted by live love laugh | Sun Jun 14, 2020, 11:47 PM (43 replies)

Prison Pipeline statistics

Just heard on Ellen:

👮🏽‍♀️America has the highest rate of incarceration in the world—6 million people are on probation or parole; 132 million people in the country have family members in jail or prison.

👮🏽‍♀️In the 70s 300,000 people were in jail; now 6 times that—or 2 million are jailed.

👮🏽‍♀️One in three black boys will end up in jail.

👮🏽‍♀️Black defendants are 11 times more likely to get the death penalty.

👮🏽‍♀️Some are serving life sentences for benign offenses such as writing a bad check for $50 or possessing marijuana.
Posted by live love laugh | Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:19 PM (0 replies)

All lives didn't matter in the pandemic

Republican fascists unblinkingly supported sick people dying for the sake of the economy and for haircuts.

That they now want to make the claim when a black person is murdered only highlights their racist position.
Posted by live love laugh | Fri Jun 12, 2020, 01:42 PM (1 replies)

I went to buy a gun yesterday.

I hate guns.

I'm in Illinois. I got a required Firearm owner’s ID card about three years ago but never took the classes for conceal carry or tried to buy a gun.

After all of the looting, and violence I became scared. So after doing my weekly grocery shopping very early in the morning--I was done by 8:30 AM--I decided to stop in the nearby gun store. The lot was full so when I entered and saw about 50 people waiting in line that early in the morning, I immediately turned around and left. Crazy. It felt like I was in a Covid incubator.

I drove to a Cabela’s sports store much farther away. When I took number 75 they were waiting on number 31. l settled in for a long wait while I observed the customers--old, young, men, women and their kids, I was surprised at the diversity of buyers.

Two hours later when my number was called, the sales person told me that they were out of most pistols that he recommends to first-time female users like myself. He didn’t know when they’d get more. Besides, he said, even if they were in stock there’s an ammo shortage. He showed me two guns that were available. I held one as he showed me how much strength is needed to cock the gun, or pull the thing back to load the bullet (I don’t know the name). The other was bigger and heavier. Did I mention that I hate guns? Just holding the heavy weapons is indescribably revolting.

I talked to friends and one level headed person reminded me that she’d read somewhere that a high percentage of gun owners end up being shot with their own weapons and that I might rethink the investment. Im doing just that. There is a class coming up in July that the salesperson told me about. I may attend.

My takeaway is that people everywhere--even the ones who look the meekest are buying guns. If I were a criminal I’d be scared. America is armed.

I hate guns.
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:31 PM (146 replies)

Redeem Kaepernick

The arrests of additional officers was a half assed gimme in view of the delays. Tomorrow or the day after the media will start to ask “what else” protesters want when this movement continues. After all, the arrests are also a pacification effort.

Kaepernick made an immeasurable personal sacrifice to prevent tragedies like Floyd’s.

When they ask what else I hope the answer is to not just apologize to Kaepernick but for the NFL to step forward and rehire him and to remove their censorship of players.

#REDEEM_KAEPERNICK
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Jun 3, 2020, 10:16 PM (45 replies)

First anchor baby mama has a sad

Twitter statement:

“Saddened to see our country and communities being damaged and vandalized. I ask everyone to protest in peace and focus on taking care of one another and healing our great nation.”


It’s not the actual statement but the insincere messenger that’s the problem.
Posted by live love laugh | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 05:17 AM (6 replies)

Characteristics of Republican Fascists

✅ contempt for democracy (single-party control, vote suppression)
✅ contempt for education, free speech, facts
✅ belief in natural rule and supremacy of the rich (taxpayer $$$ to billionaires)
✅ propaganda saturation thru privatization of schools, media
✅ radical belief that any means justifies the end
✅ separation of races
✅ Intertwined church and state

Famous fascists:
Mussolini (Italy), Dollfuss (Austria), Hitler (Germany), Trump (America)
Posted by live love laugh | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:55 AM (9 replies)

Charlemagne the God interviews Rush Limbaugh

I’m not a fan of either. I just happened upon this on the radio today. I started to turn but it was a like that train wreck you can’t look away from.


Radio interview today edited by the Rush Limbaugh show:

Charlamagne asked Limbaugh why he was speaking out against George Floyd’s killing, when there have been several other cases of police brutality before it. Limbaugh explained he was never tolerant of any of them, but was finally fed up.

“I know that you’re going to disagree with me on this — to me this is not America,” Limbaugh added before claiming the United States is the “greatest nation in the history of the world.”

Charlamagne quickly pushed back, pointing out that America is only great for certain people and adding that racially charged incidents and fatal arrests do in fact represent the United States

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Charlemagne then asked how Limbaugh was planning to use his “white privilege” to combat racism and prejudice in America.

“I don’t buy to the notion of white privilege,” Limbaugh answered. “I think that’s a liberal, political construct right along the lines of political correctness. It’s designed to intimate.”

Charlemagne called him “delusional” and explained that white privilege is the fact that police officers would not have treated a white man the same way they treated Floyd.

Limbaugh pushed back and said that if what happened to Floyd happened to a white person, the world would not have heard about it. The Breakfast Club hosts claimed that if a white man died at the hands of the police, the officer in question would already be charged with murder.

Rush gets one in that’s particularly egregious and they overlook it: he says that the economic distress is caused by unnecessary shut downs by the states.


https://www.mediaite.com/radio/audio-charlamagne-tha-god-calls-out-delusional-rush-limbaugh-for-white-privilege-in-stunning-interview/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-breakfast-club-battles-rush-limbaugh-in-truly-wild-chat-youre-being-delusional?ref=home

Posted by live love laugh | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:25 PM (5 replies)
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