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Samrob

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June 7, 2022

If Putin, the MAGA hero, were in charge here now, every one of the MF insurrectionists

would be in jail right now. The MAGAs and their supporters and financiers should be reminded of this every day., They tried to overthrow the only government that would allow them a hearing and a trial.

June 7, 2022

Why do people not understand that we gained oil independence 10 years ago. The policies adopted

by those in power and the decisions of the oil companies to create shortages controls our access, whether the oil is kept here or shipped out, the prices.

June 7, 2022

The real crime wave that hurts more citizens than petty street crime is all over the nation:

corporate gouging harms more people on a daily basis than the non-violent petty thefts, muggings etc. I am for eliminating all crime and making our city streets more safe. one seldom thinks that much of the cause of crime in city streets is caused by the over-arching crimes of gouging, monopolies, price fixing, usurious fees and embezzlements.

If we enforce the laws on the books against white collar crimes, many of the crimes in our streets will practically disappear. And this includes enforcement of strict gun laws already on the books.

June 7, 2022

Many here may not remember that the GOP/Sec. of State romance started in the 2000 election.

The final marriage ceremony was conducted by the 2000 sitting SCOTUS.

I believe that is when the GOP saw that placement of SOS across the nation became a crucial part of their insurrection plans going forward. That, coupled with the knowledge of the sunset provisions of the Voting Rights legislation is the foundation upon which their anti-democracy movement reached maturity.

June 6, 2022

Just heard this. Cuba and Venezuela will not be invited to the Conference of the Americas.

Why not? Especially at this time of oil crisis. Disappointed in this administration for not including both. Now Mexico has bowed out because we reuse to invite them. Not the smartest diplomacy to me. Just more political pandering to the Right in this country. That will get us no where.

June 6, 2022

No matter what, the J6 Committee must go forward with their investigation and report.

There will be massive blowback from the MAGA and it will be well funded. Still, the record must be made and preserved.
More MAGAs than you think will watch the prime-time presentation. They may tune into to FOX on their Gallop box, but watch it on their tablets and phones. They will not admit that the case against Trump and the insurrectionists solid. Some won't admit that their minds have been changed. They won't admit that they were wrong. But they will think about it.

June 6, 2022

All the negative jawboning from folks like Blackrock CEO is making for self-fulfilling prophecy.

The corporations are playing their cards to set the stage for keeping prices and high profits at these high rate. Until consumers cut back, there will be no reductions in either.

Grocery stores are not selling high price food including meats. Lots of food is being wasted. Lowering the prices on Monday-Wednesday and people are still not buying because the prices are still too high after so-called reduction in price. My friend tells mat lots of prime meats with expired sell-by dates are being sold to some local restaurants or ground up and sold as ground beef at lower costs. Lots of produce is spoiling also.

June 6, 2022

So, can Biden nationalize US oil companies because they won't pump more oil?

Oil companies received pumping permits for pumping on Federal land. Why can't the Feds revoke their permits and take over the pumping? Shouldn't Dems be making the point that these companies with their tax loopholes are refusing to pump more to just to hurt the Dems and to help the GOP who keep giving them their tax loopholes?

June 3, 2022

Biden should not grovel to the Saudis.

It's always about "market" interests. The same kind of greed that is at the heart of the world's problems fostered by authoritarian oligarchs who only care about their bottom line. They do not care and will never care about actual human suffering and sacrifice their greed causes around the world.

We have learned nothing from 9/11. The Trumpian way seems to be shaping the world. Only Biden and NATO seem to be the line against the total obliteration of democracy.

June 3, 2022

Any one else think Biden's visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel at this time is a bad idea?

I do not trust the SA prince. Israel is only for Israel as proved with its behavior in the Russian war against Ukraine. Visiting both these countries AT THIS TIME weakens our stature in the world. Thanks to Trump and his love of all things tyrannical both Israel and Russia have become more anti-democratic.

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About Samrob

Staunch advocate for voting rights. I couldn't take it any longer and have joined 3 public boards within the last week to add my voice to the quest for a voting rights. Lifetime Democrat. Retired Federal medical researcher.

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