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Conservatives to the left of me! Reactionaries to the right! The Republicans have me surrounded!! Send help!!

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Online brokerages outside US

Anybody use an online broker that is not located in the US? I'm feeling a need to move at least some of my assets somewhere safer than the US if the worst happens. Looking for recommendations.
Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Tue Sep 22, 2020, 11:41 PM (1 replies)


I am watching the DNC Rural Council Meeting!

THIS is the kind of ACCESS and TRANSPARENCY we need!! It is fantastic to be able to watch what would normally not be broadcast.

They just need to add some interactivity!
Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Tue Aug 18, 2020, 12:11 PM (5 replies)

Trump hides COVID-19 data

This is pure tinpot Dictator crap. he will do exactly what he claimed China did.



Washington (CNN)Hospital data on coronavirus patients will now be rerouted to the Trump administration instead of first being sent to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

The move could make data less transparent to the public at a time when the administration is downplaying the spread of the pandemic, and threatens to undermine public confidence that medical data is being presented free of political interference.
Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary for public affairs at the department, confirmed the change first reported by The New York Times earlier in the day, saying in a statement that the "new faster and complete data system is what our nation needs to defeat the coronavirus and the CDC, an operating division of HHS, will certainly participate in this streamlined all-of-government response. They will simply no longer control it."
"The CDC's old hospital data gathering operation once worked well monitoring hospital information across the country, but it's an inadequate system today," Caputo said in the statement.
The Times said hospitals are to begin reporting the data to HHS on Wednesday, noting also that the "database that will receive new information is not open to the public, which could affect the work of scores of researchers, modelers and health officials who rely on C.D.C. data to make projections and crucial decisions."
Former CDC directors slam Trump administration for 'sowing confusion' amid pandemic
Former CDC directors slam Trump administration for 'sowing confusion' amid pandemic
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said the change is "going to lead to more opaqueness" about coronavirus data.
"What logic does this have, other than to take away the data from the epidemiologists that are the best in the world at looking at this data, making sense of it, translating it for people, versus giving it to HHS," he asked on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday morning.
Former CDC acting director Dr. Richard Besser on Wednesday said rerouting hospital data is a "step backwards" for the country's coronavirus response.
"It's another example of CDC being sidelined. Not only should the data be coming to CDC, but CDC should be talking to the public through the media every day," Besser told Gupta in an interview.
He worried that the data going directly to HHS could "be further politicized, and that's the last thing you want."
"One of the nice things about CDC being in Atlanta -- being away from Washington -- is that we're able to avoid a lot of political pressure that you get in when you're in DC," he said.
Besser appeared to agree with Caputo that systems needed to be modernized, but he added, "the answer to this isn't bypassing CDC; it's working to ensure that the flow is going faster, making sure that they're getting the right data."
The Trump administration continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic -- which has already claimed the lives of more than 136,000 Americans -- in moves that are increasingly being seen as political.
On Tuesday, four former CDC directors blasted the administration's efforts to disregard and politicize guidelines from the agency in a scathing Washington Post op-ed.
The four former CDC officials warned against what they called a "tragic indictment" of the CDC's efforts as President Donald Trump and top coronavirus task force officials seek to reopen the nation's schools.
Trump has said he will "pressure" governors to reopen schools, despite internal documents from the CDC separately obtained by the Times warning that reopening K-12 schools and universities would be the "highest risk" for the spread of the deadly virus.
"Unfortunately, their sound science is being challenged with partisan potshots, sowing confusion and mistrust at a time when the American people need leadership, expertise and clarity. These efforts have even fueled a backlash against public health officials across the country: Public servants have been harassed, threatened and forced to resign when we need them most. This is unconscionable and dangerous," the former CDC officials wrote.
Public health experts, they said: "Face two opponents: covid-19, but also political leaders and others attempting to undermine" the CDC.
Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:39 AM (4 replies)

The Purge - Karen needs a haircut

Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:22 AM (0 replies)

I just read the most demoralizing comment from a friend...

"I don't see Warren or her supporters putting forth that improving the lives of people worse off than them is the (or even a) reason to vote for her."

I thought this was so fundamental to everything she's doing that it didn't need to be said.


When she talks about HEALTH CARE she's talking about making things better for people worse off than me.

When she talks about WEATH AND INCOME INEQUALITY she's talking about making things better. for people worse than me.

When she talks about CANCELLING STUDENT DEBT she's talking about making things better for people worse off than me.

When she talks about CLIMATE CHANGE she's talking about making things better for people worse off than me.

When she talks about GOVERNMENT AND WALL STREET corruption, she's talking about making things better for people worse of than me.

When she talks about ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, IMMIGRATION reform, CRIMINAL JUSTICE reform and RECOGNIZING WHITE SUPREMACY AS A TERRORIST THREAT she's absolutely talking about making things better for people worse off than me.

I've had my struggles. I've watched others struggle. I've watched some lose altogether.

In all honesty, I don't need her help. I just happen to believe in making the world a better, more just place.

Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 02:13 PM (4 replies)

My president can do math

I just heard Joe on MSNBC describing instant runoff voting while explaining the Nevada caucuses and then asked "How do you calculate that?"

I need my president to be able to do math.
Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Fri Feb 21, 2020, 01:21 PM (10 replies)

I increased my donation today

I heard that Warren's campaign is have cash problems so I increased my recurring donation. I hope you can, too and spread the word!
Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 05:10 PM (2 replies)

What happened to Mr. Electability? Did he catch a case of Joementum?

What happened?

All I've heard for more than a year was how "electable" a certain candidate is and how important it is that we nominate him because he's so electable...

He's been polling in first place since day one and only briefly lost that position until last Monday when...

He came in FOURTH.

Electability. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:49 PM (0 replies)

"Bankrupt Trump"

At the veteran's day ceremony Trump was greeted with chants of 'Lock Him Up' and 'Impeach and Remove'.

If you really want to hurt Trump's feelings we need to be chanting "Bankrupt Trump!"
Posted by HelpImSurrounded | Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:42 AM (3 replies)
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