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What George Bush and Barack Obama were really chuckling about at the inauguration...

This is effin' hilarious!

(Sorry if you already seen it. If not, watch ALL of it.)

What kind of party will you throw when Trump is gone?

Huge disco dance party?

Intimate gathering of close friends and family, sipping wine and (for the kids) fruit juices?

Major parade down Main Street, complete with baton twirling?

Just a private sigh of relief that the Dotard is gone?

What's in your Trump presidency survival kit?

I'm looking for suggestions of what to gather in order to weather the disaster that is the Trump presidency.

Of course I'd rather that he gets booted out of office or resigns, but in the event that he lasts a full four years, how can one minimize the damage he does to one's self, and one's friends and family?

Any thoughts?


This country ranks No. 1 for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (its not America)

This country ranks No. 1 for ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ (it’s not America)

Norway ranked the No. 1 place for happiness and personal freedom, according to an analysis of three separate studies on life expectancy by the World Bank, on civil liberties from Freedom House, a New York-based nonprofit that conducts research on advocacy and democracy, on happiness from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a group linked to the United Nations, and on rule of law from the World Justice Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit.


The U.S. has seen its happiness slide happiness over the last decade. In 2007, it ranked No. 3 among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. Last year, it was 19th, down from 13th the year before. “The predominant political discourse in the United States is aimed at raising economic growth, with the goal of restoring the American Dream and the happiness that is supposed to accompany it. But the data show conclusively that this is the wrong approach,” the report concluded.

For those interviewed in the report, perception is reality. At least, as far as their happiness is concerned and, experts say, the divisive political climate likely hasn’t helped. “The United States can and should raise happiness by addressing America’s multi-faceted social crisis — rising inequality, corruption, isolation, and distrust — rather than focusing exclusively or even mainly on economic growth, especially since the concrete proposals along these lines would exacerbate rather than ameliorate the deepening social crisis,” the report said.


The U.S showed less social support, less sense of personal freedom, lower donations, and more perceived corruption of government and business, it said. “America’s crisis is, in short, a social crisis, not an economic crisis… Almost all of the policy discourse in Washington, D.C. centers on naïve attempts to raise the economic growth rate, as if a higher growth rate would somehow heal the deepening divisions and angst in American society. This kind of growth-only agenda is doubly wrong-headed.”

Hawaii Developer Under Fire For Segregated Poor Door For Renters

Source: Huffington Post

HONOLULU ― A real estate developer in Hawaii is under scrutiny for its plans to build a residential high-rise that has two separate entrances: One for high-income residents and another for low-income earners.


The high-rise will include 78 affordable rental units for people earning 80 percent or less of the area median income, as required by Honolulu’s affordable housing strategy. The other 351 units will be market-priced condominiums. If things go as ProsPac plans, the units will be separated with two entrances.


The condo owners will be able to enjoy the property’s pool, cabanas, dog park, fitness center and theater, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The renters will be barred from using those amenities.


“This approach is a response to international best practices in space management and forward thinking about the kind of urban density that will work best for transit-oriented community planning.”

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/poor-door-planned-for-hawaii-high-rise_us_5a234729e4b03c44072e06ee?section=us_business

The best part is the last paragraph, which is a statement by the developer's assistant director attempting to justify the segregation.

George Orwell couldn't have put it better.

Why don't they just refer to the affordable units as "slave quarters"???
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