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Name: Drew (Short for Andrew)
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Hometown: Shepherdstown, WV
Home country: United States
Member since: Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:09 AM
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Posted by True Blue Drew | Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:02 PM (3 replies)

Hanau attack gunman railed against ethnic minorities online

Source: Reuters

Thu 20 Feb 2020 12.23 EST

The gunman who killed nine people in the town of Hanau out of apparent hatred of minorities and turned his weapon on his own mother and then himself has been identified in German media as Tobias Rathjen, aged 43.

Born in 1977 in the Hessian town of 100,000 east of Frankfurt, Rathjen attended a local school before training as a bank clerk in Frankfurt. He took a degree in business management at the University of Bayreuth, which he completed in the spring of 2007.

There is currently no indication that Rathjen was acting as part of a wider organised network. The interior ministry of Hesse state said on Thursday that the gunman had not been on the radar of police or intelligence agencies for holding rightwing extremist views.

On what seems to have been his personal website, taken offline in the hours since the attack, Rathjen had uploaded a 24-page text in which he tells his life story, claiming that his thoughts and actions have been controlled by mind-readers working for an unnamed “intelligence agency”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/20/hanau-gunman-tobias-rathjen-railed-against-ethnic-minorities-online

This one hits the trifecta: Racism, Guns, Paranoia. Trump is probably sad he can't pardon the guy.
Posted by True Blue Drew | Thu Feb 20, 2020, 02:35 PM (2 replies)

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

Source: Associated Press

an hour ago

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care.

That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year.

Farms, food factories and care homes said Wednesday that they will face severe labor shortages under the government’s plans to open Britain to skilled and educated immigrants while shutting out those its deems “low-skilled” workers.

The message from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government was blunt: “Employers will need to adjust.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/f3a13e26b8eba124f8fb4afc40969641

Is this report suggesting that a country imposing major restrictions on immigration might actually be harming some of its own citizens? Shocking!
Posted by True Blue Drew | Wed Feb 19, 2020, 01:33 PM (14 replies)

Morning Joe: This Is A Recovery That Began 11 Years Ago

From 6 AM today:

Nuff said!

Posted by True Blue Drew | Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:50 PM (1 replies)

American health care system costs four times more than Canada's single-payer system

Average Americans pay $2,497 a year for insurance overhead and admin costs, while Canadians pay just $551

FEBRUARY 15, 2020 3:00 PM, Salon

The cost of administering health care in the United States costs four times as much as it does in Canada, which has had a single-payer system for nearly 60 years, according to a new study.

The average American pays a whopping $2,497 per year in administrative costs — which fund insurer overhead and salaries of administrative workers as well as executive pay packages and growing profits — compared to $551 per person per year in Canada, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last month. The study estimated that cutting administrative costs to Canadian levels could save more than $600 billion per year.

The data contradicts claims by opponents of single-payer health care systems, who have argued that private programs are more efficient than government-run health care. The debate over the feasibility of a single-payer health care has dominated the Democratic presidential race, where candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., advocate for a system similar to Canada's while moderates like former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg have warned against scrapping private health care plans entirely.

Canada had administrative costs similar to those in the United States before it switched to a single-payer system in 1962, according to the study's authors, who are researchers at Harvard Medical School, the City University of New York at Hunter College, and the University of Ottawa. But by 1999, administrative costs accounted for 31% of American health care expenses, compared to less than 17% in Canada.


But, but they're a s-s-socialist country!
Posted by True Blue Drew | Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:07 PM (1 replies)

Tinder Swipes Right On Big Changes - The Onion Presents: The Topical

13 Feb 2020

Posted by True Blue Drew | Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:02 PM (0 replies)

"There's a certain part of the Democratic Party that wants us to be a cult," says Carville

The Ragin' starts 1:06 into this Morning Joe clip from Monday.

Sadly for James, Bennet is out.
Posted by True Blue Drew | Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:51 AM (6 replies)

Pie in Trump's Face

Note: This was uploaded to YouTube three days ago, so, if someone has posted it here previously, let me know so I can delete it. Otherwise, enjoy!

Posted by True Blue Drew | Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:58 PM (6 replies)

Bill returns the Favor

(Fareed appeared on Real Time Friday night.)

Posted by True Blue Drew | Sun Feb 9, 2020, 07:03 PM (3 replies)
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