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Elmer S. E. Dump

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Name: @GBfanforevah
Gender: Male
Hometown: Wisconsin
Home country: US of the Borg.
Current location: Up nort - tons of mosquitoes - the Wisconsin State Bird.
Member since: Tue Sep 16, 2014, 01:55 PM
Number of posts: 5,751

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"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take." - Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

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Am I the only one that's sick and tired of feeling bad for victims of police violence?

Feeling bad, feeling sad, feeling compassion for Michael Brown is certainly right, moral, as well as a normal healthy human instinct, but it never seems to change anything. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, with no changes to the system. The system is corrupt, from the police, to the media that covers them. Parts of Ferguson burned to the ground, and no changes will be made. Protesters, peaceful or not, and still no change. We must have "peaceful" protests, but the media ignores that, and still no changes. What is left for us to do to facilitate, or force change in a completely corrupt system?

I feel helpless and hopeless. In my white world, the police seem to serve and protect. But in black communities, it seems to be accepted by the status quo that the police can treat humans as animals, to be herded, and culled at will - with NO REPERCUSSIONS!

We, as in normal, compassionate, empathetic citizens seem to have no avenue EXCEPT to resort to violence, and that makes me even sadder and more hopeless.

I'm open to any ideas or suggestions.
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:39 AM (60 replies)

Can Low Oil Prices Be Good for the Environment?

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/can-low-oil-prices-be-good-environment-n248281

Deepwater drilling rigs sit idle. Fracking plans are scaled back. Enormous new tar sand projects are shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The global price of oil has plummeted 31 percent in just five months, after a four-year period near or above $100 a barrel. Once, the argument went that the lower the price of fossil fuels, the less incentive there would be to develop and use cleaner alternatives like batteries or advanced biofuels.

But at around $75 a barrel, the price is high enough to keep investments flowing into alternatives, while giving energy companies less reason to pursue expensive and risky oil fields. "Low prices keep the dirty stuff in the ground," says Ashok Gupta, director of programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Economists and environmentalists caution that if the price goes too low, consumption could swell and the search for alternatives could stop. Their optimal price range: $60 to $80. But the news isnít all good: With the national average price of gasoline under $3 per gallon, people are buying more large SUVs.
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Fri Nov 14, 2014, 04:34 PM (0 replies)

If the following take part in the Democratic Primaries, whom would you vote for today?

This should be interesting...
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:12 PM (119 replies)

Bill Clinton lowlights

The Defense of Marriage Act
Nafta and Gatt
Financial deregulation
Telecommunications deregulation
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which served as the basis for the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision.


I only bring this up because I'm afraid to have him back in the WH. Run Bernie, RUN!
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Wed Nov 12, 2014, 09:06 PM (69 replies)

One example of how dumb our electorate is.

National exit polls confirm:

"Additionally, the exit poll data shows a growing perception that the U.S. economic system is unfair. Sixty-three percent of voters said they believe that it generally favors the wealthy, compared to 32 percent who say it is fair to most Americans."

But yet they voted for the people that will make things even worse. If we could ever educate these fools, republicans wouldn't have a chance, but the republicans are very adept at lying, cheating, stealing, and rigging the vote. Fuck the idiots that can't think their way out of a paper bag!

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/exit-polls-americas-voters-bleak-mood-n241191
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:29 AM (57 replies)

This BREAKING NEWS!! is getting really old.

I remember when breaking news meant all broadcasts were interrupted to notify citizens of some critical event.

I was just watching MSNBC. Three shows in a row started with BREAKING NEWS!! about the Virgin Galactic II "anomaly, mishap, and crash".

Sorry to bother anyone. It just came to me how absurd that is. This started when they introduced capitalism into the newsroom. Breaking News is just a gimmick now, a show business construct.

Sometimes I get very nostalgic for better days.
Posted by Elmer S. E. Dump | Fri Oct 31, 2014, 09:27 PM (12 replies)
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