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jbob

I really hope the Senate keeps the 7 paid sick days / year part of this deal!
If they don’t it will be another shooting in the foot episode for the “Dim’s”!
If Bernie can get enough Senators to hold out for this it will at least be “palatable”.
I had 20 paid sick days / year from “Satanco”.
When I worked there we all used every single one of them!
Slow resignation before it was a thing.

Our Morocco trip was great fun.
We had coffee and sweets on the terrace of Cafe France overlooking the El’Fnna square.
I drove on crappy little roads all over the High Atlas Mountains in a rental car.
Then made it through hellish traffic going across town in Marakech to return it.
Fes was nice we had a place with an outdoor patio.
Listening to the calls to prayer roll through town surrounded by mosques was great.
See photo of street musician in Marakech medina below.

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jcitybone

Definitely the first part is true but Republicans‘ words can’t outflank when they will vote against the 7 days.

jcitybone

Benny

We know and Bernie knows the answer. But the current negotiation is why Bernie can’t assume the chairmanship of HELP fast enough. The current chair hasn’t done much to bring sunshine to this issue.

jcitybone

Fingers crossed but in the end probably will fall just short. McConnell will allow yes votes for senators who it might benefit short of the 10 needed.

jcitybone

https://www.npr.org/2022/11/30/1139968573/nyc-mayor-adams-faces-backlash-for-move-to-involuntarily-hospitalize-homeless-pe

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is facing backlash after moving forward with a host of policy changes that crack down on the city’s homeless population.

On Tuesday, Adams announced officials will begin hospitalizing more homeless people by involuntarily providing care to those deemed to be in “psychiatric crisis.”

“For too long, there has been a gray area where policy, law, and accountability have not been clear, and this has allowed people in need to slip through the cracks,” Adams said. “This culture of uncertainty has led to untold suffering and deep frustration. It cannot continue.”

And for months, Adams and his administration have discussed stopping unhoused people from sheltering in subways despite pending budget cuts that will remove services the city provides to the homeless. At least 470 people were reportedly arrested this year for “being outstretched” or taking up more than one seat on a train car. In March, the authorities targeted those living under the Brooklyn-Queens expressway in Williamsburg while Adams reportedly attended an event promoting a Wells Fargo credit card people can use to pay rent.

Adams’ policies drew criticism from advocates for homeless people.

“Mayor Adams continues to get it wrong when it comes to his reliance on ineffective surveillance, policing, and involuntary transport and treatment of people with mental illness,” Jacquelyn Simone, policy director for the Coalition for the Homeless, said in a statement on Tuesday. “Homeless people are more likely to be the victims of crimes than the perpetrators, but Mayor Adams has continually scapegoated homeless people and others with mental illness as violent.

However, others are unsure if the city has the infrastructure it needs for emergency medical response. New York City public advocate Jumaane D. Williams said the city needs to invest millions into its approach to the ongoing mental health crisis.

The number of respite care centers, which the city uses to house those in crisis, fell by half in the past three years, according to a recent report. Only two drop-in centers for adults dealing with a mental health crisis have been created since 2019. There were more than 60,000 homeless people, including 19,310 homeless children, sleeping in New York City’s main municipal shelter system, as of September, according to the Coalition for the Homeless.

“The ongoing reckoning with how we define and produce public safety has also put a spotlight on the need to holistically address this crisis as an issue of health, rather than simply law enforcement,” Williams said in a statement.

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Could the mayor be angling for more political donations from the health care mafia that will benefit from the city funding this scam?

Benny

Benny

What a dickhead. Roe vs Wade set a precedent too.

Benny

Benny

Benny

This is true. Dave Dayen mentioned this in his reporting on Democracy Now this morning.

Benny

Effin’ Pelosi.

Benny

jcitybone

AOC confirms.

jcitybone

The Biden Administration here is the real problem. She is doing their bidding

Benny

The vote was 56% when I casted a vote.

Benny

On a brighter note….

bernin
bernin

The filibuster strikes again.

Benny

Benny

jcitybone

jcitybone

No mention yet from Bernie of the executive order path

Benny

Benny

Benny

Click on the image to see the videoclip from the Alex Wagner show last night.

Benny

If this really happened tonight, that would be a first. MSDNC loves Obama.

Benny

Meantime, no one is talking about the vote. TOP had one story on the vote this week.

Benny

Benny

Looks like more to come out of the DNC.

Benny

Benny

Benny

Sounds like payback to Clyburn, to me.