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Don midwest
Don midwest

Climate change in Tasmania, an island state of Australia

Does this sound like a war zone?

What has become clear over these last four weeks across this vast, beautiful land of Australia is that a way of life is on the edge of vanishing. Australian summers, once a time of innocent pleasure, now are to be feared, to be anticipated not with joy but with dread, a time of discomfort, distress and, for some, fear that lasts not a day or a night but weeks and months. Power grids collapse, dying rivers vomit huge fish kills, while in the north, in Townsville, there are unprecedented floods, and in the south heat so extreme it pushes at the very edge of liveability has become everyday.

And the future in which the people of Tasmania now find themselves, in the evacuation centres, camped in friends’ and family homes, fighting fires day after week after month, isn’t just frightening. It’s terrifying. While Morrison, now the prime minister, rushes around the country trying to scare the people about franking credits, he seems blithely unaware that the people are already scared – about climate change.

Climate change isn’t just happening. It’s happening far quicker than has been predicted. Each careful scientific prediction is rapidly overtaken by the horror of profound natural changes that seem to be accelerating, with old predictions routinely outdone by the worsening reality – hotter, colder, wetter, drier, windier, wilder, and ever more destructive.

Tasmania is burning. The climate disaster future has arrived while those in power laugh at us

I mentioned “war zone” above for a reason.

The legal and political scholar, Carl Schmidt, defines a war to be an existential threat. Since WWII our military efforts have been police actions, not threats to our land. They were not wars.

Gaia is a threat.

Bruno Latour imagines a war between the earthbound and the people of Nature, those people who held that Nature was a stage for human actions.

Facing Gaia involves facing war. Gaia is an existential threat.

How soon, months, years, decades, how soon will it be clear that even the Green New Deal is just a very small step?

Have we been living in a utopia that like all utopia did not take into account all the other beings necessary for subsistence?

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My sister has lived in Tasmania for 35 years. Her son, with a first name Forest, took my wife and I into a primitive rain forest. They live in Hobart and in that part of the island there is so much water that it is available to homes at no cost. The fires are in a different part of the island.

Benny

With the Green New Deal, Democrats Present a Radical Proposition for Combatting Climate Change

The Green New Deal has always been far more than a climate plan. There are planks on strengthening antitrust policy, protecting the right of workers to organize, and providing every American with “high-quality health care” and “affordable, safe, and adequate housing.” Perhaps most ambitiously, the resolution calls for a green federal job guarantee—every American, it suggests, will have a job opportunity tied to the project of transitioning America to clean and sustainable energy. All will be paid for primarily, an F.A.Q. offered by Ocasio-Cortez’s team implies, with debt spending.

The fact that five of the Party’s leading Presidential contenders and sixty Congressional Democrats have signed onto legislation containing these proposals is remarkable. It is an even clearer sign than growing Democratic support for single-payer health care that the era of Clintonian triangulation is over—that the question leading Democrats are asking is not whether the Party should move left but how far left it should go.

The resolution is also in keeping with the Democratic Party’s longstanding strategy on climate—the Party has long assumed, probably correctly, that major climate action is unlikely unless addressing the crisis is woven securely into the Party’s economic agenda. A job guarantee, as radical as it seems, is an extension of the same logic that led that led the Obama Administration to tout the creation of green jobs. The resolution also ties climate action to the advancement of a variety of demographic groups, including many clearly important to the Party’s political future. There is much in the text about “frontline and vulnerable communities,” defined as “indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth,” for whom the Green New Deal will also “promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression.”

As the resolution begins moving through both chambers, Representative Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Markey, and other supporters will be drafting the legislation that the Green New Deal outlines. A source close to Senator Bernie old me on Thursday that he will unveil a Green New Deal bill within the next several months. “Obviously the Green New Deal is an expansive policy,” O’Hanlon says. “It’s going to need to be multiple bills and long bills, so they’re working on that.” Of course, no bill they propose will be taken up unless Democrats win the White House in 2020, unseating a President who has claimed repeatedly that climate change is a hoax. In 2010, Democrats, who held the Presidency, the House, and the Senate, elected not to advance an ambitious cap-and-trade bill co-authored by Senator Markey, because they failed to secure the sixty Senate votes necessary to break a Republican filibuster. But the majority Party in the Senate can eliminate the filibuster unilaterally, provided it has fifty-one votes for doing so—a tactic used in recent years to eliminate the filibuster for executive and judicial nominees. At Thursday’s conference, I asked Markey whether, the next time Democrats hold Congress and the Presidency, they should eliminate the Senate filibuster to pass the Green New Deal. “That would be a good problem to have!” he said. “My own feeling is that this is going to be such a powerful issue in the 2020 election cycle that we’re going to have the Republican support, all across the country, to pass it with sixty votes and a supermajority in the House as well.

Benny

polarbear4

I would have liked to see judicial filibusters. If the public could see what some of those judges’ backgrounds are, they wouldn’t be there

jcitybone

Yeah I’m going to trust an article that uses Dean as the prime source for what progressives will do especially the so very hard hardcore ones. That being said, the article does have some interesting insights into where certain progressives and groups will fall. My take is that once Liz or Bernie are out, progressives will gravitate around the other.

https://news.yahoo.com/sanders-risks-getting-crowded-2020-090000577.html?bcmt=1

Bernie Sanders’ army of fervent progressives will be up for grabs in 2020 even if the Vermont independent makes another bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Sanders may find himself a victim of his own success in driving the party to the left with his 2016 run. The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls includes at least a half-dozen candidates who’ve adopted in whole or in part the platform that helped Sanders build a loyal following of young voters and liberals: Medicare for all, a $15 an hour minimum wage and debt-free college education.

“There will be hardcore, hard left progressives who will have nobody but Bernie, but there won’t be many,” said Howard Dean, a former presidential candidate and past Democratic National Committee chairman.

polarbear4

Oh Howie, stay complacent about how few of us there are, please. Trying to push the popularity. We see you.

Benny

Key West Bans Some Sunscreens to Protect Coral Reefs

The Key West city commission voted 6-1 on Tuesday to ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate within the island city, which is part of the Florida Keys archipelago found off the southern tip of the state.

The vote followed a public meeting where marine biologists and conservations decried harmful sunscreens, pointing to research that suggests the chemicals alter corals’ DNA and weaken their immunity to disease. The ban will start in 2021.

“We have one reef, and we have to do one small thing to protect that,” said Teri Johnston, mayor of Key West. “It’s our obligation.”

Last year, both Hawaii and the Pacific nation of Palau prohibited the sale of certain sunscreens, citing the impact on their own declining coral reefs.

Some doctors have opposed banning the sunscreens, arguing the move would increase the risk of skin cancers. Scientists, too, have been divided. In response to a push in Australia to ban sunscreens, the prominent coral reef expert Terry Hughes said: “People make a long list of bad things that human beings do to coral reefs—I would place sunscreen at number 200.”

Even if sunscreens are banned, coral reefs around the world face being virtually wiped out on current global warming trends. Corals get stressed and can die in high ocean temperatures, with localized pollution and clumsy tourists also degrading reefs that are vital to a host of marine creatures.

Florida has the world’s third largest barrier reef, with nearly 1,400 species of plants and animals and 500 species of fish, but the reef is vanishing fast. Research has found that roughly half of the reef has disappeared over the past 250 years. Coverage of acropora, the primary genus of reef-building corals, has plummeted 97 percent.

Seems to me we need better labeling, and there’s an opportunity to make sunscreen lotions/sprays with more organic ingredients. The labeling, however, won’t happen under this Administration.

Don midwest
Don midwest

what is a person?

the trillions of microbes without which we would be dead in an instant?

and now this

Our Plastics, Our Selves

the article focuses on plastics in the seas but it has other stuff

One major mystery within that dilemma: what all these bits of plastic might be doing to us. For every tidbit of understanding we gain about the health consequences of chemicals released by plastics, there remains a Gyre-sized quantity of unknowns. But a growing body of evidence suggests some chemicals commonly found in many plastics are associated with everything from breast and prostate cancer, to underdeveloped genitalia and low sperm count in men, to obesity.

You’ve probably already heard about compounds like bisphenol A, which seeps into food and drinks from plastic bottles and canned-food liners — and has been tentatively linked to breast cancer and prostate cancer. That’s just one. There are many others. Some are merely suspected to be bad for human health; others are known to be dangerous.

They are scattered all around us — and even within us.

“So often when we talk about environmental problems we hear about things that are happening somewhere else, to somebody else, at some point in the future,” Penn wrote in the U.N. Chronicle magazine in 2014. “You and I already have a body burden, a chemical footprint that we will never get rid of.”

In particular, some of the substances that stick to plastics, seep out of them, or are released when they decay are endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), meaning that they interfere with the normal function of hormones in the human body. Some may contribute to cancer. They may also cross from a pregnant woman’s body into her fetus, potentially changing the way a baby develops.

It’s that last potential consequence of plastic junk that made Penn decide to found eXXpedition as an all-women’s endeavor. Men get these chemicals inside them as well, of course. “For women,” she said, “it felt like it was a greater significance because we’re passing them on to the next generation.”

looks like it is harder to ignore that we are earthbound, not humans on a stage of nature

at the same time to look back to ways of living of the past we also have to push forward with science to understand what is going on and then to politics to face reality

jcitybone

Following up on Subir’s DK article yesterday. It does show why AOC’s nomination to Oversight was so important. I’m sure she’ll have more interesting things to say on Financial Services too

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/02/c-span-aoc-ocasio-cortez-hearings

Ocasio-Cortez appears to be doing something similar with her newly won position on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which yesterday held a hearing on H.R.1, the House Democrats’ expansive anti-corruption and voting rights package. Watch this clip from yesterday’s session, in which Ocasio-Cortez plays a “lightning-round game” with the witnesses, in which she pretends to be a “bad guy” (“which I’m sure half the room would agree with anyway,” she adds with a smile) who’s trying to “get away with as much bad things as possible, ideally to enrich myself and advance my interests.”

Ocasio-Cortez has shown she can bring the style that’s made her a force of nature on social media to a committee hearing and, more importantly, do it in a way that makes clear to the public just how easy it is for the rich — or “bad guys,” to use her words — to control the political system. Here’s hoping someday she’ll get a chance to do the same on an issue like climate change, too.

jcitybone

Illegitimate Supreme Court comes after New York City gun control law. Will only make the Court even more illegitimate in the eyes of the fervently gun control majority up here.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/01/22/politics/supreme-court-second-amendment/index.html

A newly solidified conservative majority on the Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up a Second Amendment case for the first time since 2010.

At issue is a challenge to a provision of a New York City gun law that regulates where a licensed handgun owners can take their firearm. The law blocks licensed individuals from removing a handgun from the address listed on the license except to travel to nearby authorized small arms range/shooting clubs.

jcitybone

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/08/ocasio-cortez-not-phased-can-democratic-socialism-and-capitalism-coexist-question

While acknowledging there are things the private sector does better, like providing markets with consumer goods, she also noted that even businesses operating in the private sector can themselves be socially democratic and offered worker cooperatives as a great example. Democratic socialism, she said, is “not about government takeover, it’s about how much of a say do workers have in your business. Do you have workers on the board? Do workers enjoy a decent amount of the wealth they are creating? Or is the majority of these profits going to shareholders while you’re paying a worker $15 an hour to live in a New York City apartment? And so that to me is the difference.

“It’s not that the public sector is democratically socialist and the private sector is not. It’s really about a more nuanced understanding of how our economy should work.”

Later in the interview she was asked about democratic socialism’s ability to win elections, to which she noted that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the most high-profile elected in the U.S. Congress, showed in 2016 just how potent the message can be.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Trump hiring undocumented people

“My whole town practically lived there’: From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years

Angulo learned to drive backhoes and bulldozers, carving water hazards and tee boxes out of former horse pastures in Bedminster, N.J., where a famous New Yorker was building a world-class course. Angulo earned $8 an hour, a fraction of what a state-licensed heavy equipment operator would make, with no benefits or overtime pay. But he stayed seven years on the grounds crew, saving enough for a small piece of land and some cattle back home.

Now the 34-year-old lives with his wife and daughters in a sturdy house built by “Trump money,” as he put it, with a porch to watch the sun go down.

It’s a common story in this small town.

Other former employees of President Trump’s company live nearby: men who once raked the sand traps and pushed mowers through thick heat on Trump’s prized golf property — the “Summer White House,” as aides have called it — where his daughter Ivanka got married and where he wants to build a family cemetery.

“Many of us helped him get what he has today,” Angulo said. “This golf course was built by illegals.”

polarbear4

Great campaign argument?

polarbear4

Woooo hoooo! Game on! Now that I’m working so much (started full time Wednesday—8 yr. old and 9 mo.) I won’t have much time, but I’ll have more small donations. :0)

phatkhat

I’ll take over for ya. I just quit my fulltime job. It was killing me. :o)

polarbear4

Congrats! 🎈🎉🎊

Bernie’s calling your name. 🌝🔥❤️

Don midwest
Don midwest

well,

Glenn Greenwald‏Verified account @ggreenwald 3m3 minutes ago
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The Bezos story reminded me of one of the NSA programs we revealed with the Snowden documents that got less attention than it deserved: the NSA tracks “radicalizers” to store their porn browsing history & sex chats in order to ruin their reputation

Glenn’s article just up

Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of his Privacy as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State For Everyone Else

One recalls when Dianne Feinstein got pissed after CIA hacked her Senate documents, but does not give a crap about the rest of us

Benny

Yeah, TOP has a few diaries up heralding Bezo’s defiance against the AMI group. I had similar feelings to the headline from the Intercept.

jcitybone

I give zero Fs about Bezos, but if Trump is using the National Enquiror to intimidate and blackmail reporters et al, that is a very bad thing.

phatkhat

Bezos goes to show what happens to guys – even billionaires, or maybe ESPECIALLY billionaires – who listen to the little head instead of the big one. He’s in Trump’s crosshairs, and put himself in a position to be blackmailed. Dumb.

Not only is Trump jealous of B’s success, and money, he’s enraged at WaPo most of the time. IMHO, WaPo is way too kind to him, but there you are. I really don’t think Bezos controls the editorial content, anyhow.

polarbear4

“ Alexa, not me!”

phatkhat

Split the progressive vote? He’d be the ONLY progressive running, as far as I can see. I don’t know enough about Castro, but he is never mentioned, and I don’t think he will last as long as O’Malley, who actually was progressive.

jcitybone

At least none of the Dem presidential candidates voted for this. Even Klobuchar and Beto. Who knows what Biden thinks

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/08/elizabeth-warren-was-right-new-law-is-already-making-banks-bigger/

THE PROPOSED $28 BILLION merger announced Thursday between large regional banks SunTrust and BB&T is the biggest banking tie-up since the financial crisis, creating what would become the nation’s sixth-largest bank. And it’s a direct result of actions taken by the Trump administration and the bipartisan group of lawmakers who passed a bank deregulation bill in 2018.

While Democrats insisted that the bank bill, S.2155, was merely about community bank regulatory relief, critics and industry experts expected that it would lead to consolidation of the sector, which began to occur almost immediately after passage. “I’m concerned about the negative impact of increased consolidation caused by S.2155 on community banks and on customers who benefit from more competition for their business,” wrote Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in April 2018, just a month after the bill’s passage.

Warren singled out by name her own Democratic colleagues who were supporting the bill, catching internal blowback from the caucus. But Warren’s warnings have proven prescient, as the SunTrust/BB&T merger represents the latest in a wave of deals in the financial sector. “Once again, big bank deregulation is leading to more consolidation,” said Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., a Warren protégé and first-term congressman who sits on the House Financial Services Committee. “I opposed last year’s bank giveaway bill, and the Trump administration’s loosening of protections, precisely because it would make Too Big to Fail even worse. This merger will do the same, and end up hurting our nation’s community banks.”

humphrey

Things will be totally different when Bernie announces this time.

How things have changed!

Some of you might remember this. If not it is certainly worth a view.

humphrey

For some reason the video doesn’t seem to work but there is this one.

Not as good but you get the idea.

polarbear4

humphrey

Check the date on the article. They have been scare mongering for a long time.

The date was 2002

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”

— Alphonse Karr
(“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”)

polarbear4

Wow.

polarbear4

If true, so, so wrong.

humphrey

In a somewhat related matter. ( the connection to DeVos)

polarbear4

Wimp.

Twitter is influencing me—briefer and meaner. 😜

humphrey

LOL

phatkhat
phatkhat

Oh, yikes! Check this out… https://bestcompany.com/adoption/company/bethany-christian-services (Read the reviews.)

All Bethany is, is a money-grubbing baby trafficker. Appalling.

polarbear4

Do they really think Jesus would do this?

Thanks for finding info.

humphrey

orlbucfan

We should do a poll today. Is the Bernster going to run? Yes. No. It will be cool to see the results. T and R, LD!! It is hitting the low ’80s. Not ready for summer and it’s not Valentines Day, yet!

phatkhat

I hope so. But we will have to wait and see.

polarbear4

Yes.

humphrey

Jimmy squeezes in quite a few zingers in this short 3 min. video including a few at TOP.

humphrey
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polarbear4

Great one.

humphrey

This is simply what she does to keep her big $$$$ donors happy.

humphrey

Benny

Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders NY headquarters site, two officials say

“We are dealing with an era of unprecedented corporate power in this country,” Gianaris said. “This Amazon deal represents a tipping point that is going to set the stage for what this country is going to be going forward.”

Amazon surprised the nation in November by announcing that it would split its much-publicized second headquarters between Arlington and Long Island City, with employees at each site earning an average of more than $150,000 a year. Initially, the company said it planned a single location with all 50,000 jobs.

The divergent reactions in New York and Virginia arise from political and economic differences between the two, according to officials and analysts in both locations.

New York is a pro-labor city, whereas Virginia is a right-to-work state where employees cannot be obliged to join a union as a condition of employment. Amazon has opposed attempts to unionize its workforce and said it would do the same in New York. “What Amazon is looking to do is come in and change the values of our city,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

jcitybone

Writing this from Grand Central Station on my Metro North train waiting to start the trip up the Hudson to Poughkeepsie.

https://www.vox.com/2019/2/8/18215774/green-new-deal-high-speed-train-air-travel

For a big, ambitious plan to fight climate change, it would make perfect sense to target transit in general and air travel in particular. Transportation — planes, cars, shipping — is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Surging air travel demand helped fuel the rise in US emissions after years of decline. And aircraft are extremely difficult to decarbonize. While electrification is coming for cars, trucks, and buses, no battery or fuel cell is going to fly anyone across the Pacific anytime soon.

Could the United States ever pull off a respectable high-speed rail system? “Outside of the US, Canada, and Australia, every developed country has invested quite considerably in high-speed rail transportation systems,” Freemark said. “I think there is no reason to think that the United States is any different [in its transportation potential] than any other country.”

polarbear4

Of course we can.

jcitybone

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21735/flight-attendant-union-labor-trump-shutdown-sara-nelson-strike

The government shutdown introduced America to an audacious new voice in the labor movement: Sara Nelson. While receiving the MLK Drum Major for Justice Lifetime Achievement Award from the AFL-CIO on January 20, Nelson, the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, called for a general strike to support the 800,000 federal employees who were locked out or forced to work without pay. “Dr. King said, ‘their destiny is tied up with our destiny,’” Nelson told a cheering crowd of labor leaders. “We cannot walk alone.”

As Nelson understands, the willingness of workers to strike has powerful effects. The Association of Flight Attendants resolved a dispute in 1993 with Alaska Airlines—which led to as much as 60 percent pay raises for workers in some cases—by only striking seven flights. The union called it CHAOS: “create havoc around our system.” With air travel so interconnected and interdependent, the ever-present threat of CHAOS has helped lead to labor peace.

The right to strike is a privilege that federal employees are denied; they are legally prohibited from walkouts, and they can be terminated, hit with the loss of a federal pension, and even personally prosecuted for defying the law. “Those federal workers were actually very courageous,” Nelson said. “Because in my view what the White House wanted here was for the workers to strike. They wanted to replace them so they could privatize the entire system.” This is not so far-fetched—President Trump has publicly supported air traffic control privatization.

Nelson believes that the heroic efforts of federal workers to show up to work without pay demands that the labor movement support them with solidarity strikes, part of her desire to shake up the status quo. “If we try to play by the rules, we’re only going to continue to decline,” she said.

jcitybone

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/08/galvanize-local-organizing-medicare-all-nurses-union-kick-nationwide-barnstorms

Building on rising public support for scrapping the nation’s for-profit healthcare system and replacing it with Medicare for All, the nation’s largest nurses union—along with progressive allies—on Saturday will kick off a week of barnstorms in cities and communities across the United States.

“Any Democratic politician worth their salt needs to get behind Medicare for All. People want it. If you’re not behind it, you need to get out of office.”
—Emily Hibshman, barnstorm volunteer
Volunteers nationwide, coordinated by National Nurses United (NNU), are planning more than 150 events from Feb. 9 to Feb. 13.

As NNU executive director Bonnie Castillo explained, “The barnstorms are about harnessing that momentum and continuing to build it out even further, into every community, conversation by conversation, neighbor by neighbor—until the people’s will for Medicare for All becomes the political will to get it done.”

polarbear4

No bill yet though. Kinda weird asking profs to call and text on trust alone. I know, Debbie Downer here.

phatkhat

Good stuff, here: https://www.thenation.com/article/matt-duss-bernie-sanders-foreign-policy-blob/

I subscribe to The Nation, so not sure if non-subscribers will find a paywall or not. But the article is about Matt Duss, Bernie’s foreign policy advisor. This guy is amazing, and he is just what Bernie needs to combat the “he has no foreign policy cred” argument.

(Sorry if it’s already been posted and I missed it.)

humphrey

polarbear4

Duss could advise better on Venezuela.

humphrey

I doubt that this crap will never end. They just can’t get over Hillary’s loss.

humphrey

polarbear4

A reason to be kind to them, prolly unlike their awful bosses.

humphrey

Disgusting!

https://prospect.org/article/hedge-funds-win-puerto-ricans-lose-first-debt-restructuring-deal

A federal court this week approved a plan that will grant predatory vulture funds a huge payday while consigning the island’s citizens to 40 years of high sales taxes.

Wall Street scored a major victory this week in its seemingly endless campaign to extract profit from Puerto Rico, as a federal court approved a deal that locks in 40 years of extremely generous government payments on sales tax–backed bonds, the island’s largest pool of debt.

The restructuring plan for what is known as COFINA debt carries grave consequences for the vast majority of Puerto Ricans: Money that could be funding health care, education, and a just recovery from 2017’s hurricanes and a 13-year economic depression will instead pad the pockets of hedge-fund billionaires and their wealthy investors. Additionally, the deal is structured in a way that will deliver huge profits for vulture funds and significant losses for Puerto Rico–based investors, all the while being funded by one of the most regressive forms of tax there is—a sky-high sales tax, which at 11.5 percent is higher than in all 50 states.

This is, in some ways, the nightmare scenario that critics envisioned when Congress passed the 2016 law that created the legal framework for Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy process, known as PROMESA. That law intensified the colonial status of Puerto Rico, giving an unelected, Wall Street–aligned federal oversight board and a New York–based federal judge tremendous control over Puerto Rico’s future. The COFINA plan is the first debt adjustment approved under the bankruptcy-like Title III process of PROMESA; future plans will be needed to restructure several other pools of debt totaling over $50 billion.

polarbear4

Let’s at least get Bernie and Corbyn in, and see if we can’t start doing something.

Auto spell does not know Corbin yet

humphrey

Amy. Say it ain’t so!

humphrey

Benny

Pramilla Jayapal rips on Acting AG Whitaker About Zero Tolerance Policy by DOG

Benny

polarbear4

HBO must have interests to guard. Dam. That’s all we need.

polarbear4

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polarbear4

Why people don’t see this is beyond me. Way beyond.

humphrey

Corey Booker sure can pull in large crowds.😏

humphrey

I wonder if he can stick around long enough to syphon some votes from Harris?

humphrey

humphrey

LOL!

polarbear4

No way. He must’ve been trying to be clever, right?

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jcitybone

Other than Obama (who probably won’t endorse), AOC’s endorsement will probably be the most crucial of the campaign. The only time I heard her talk about that was that she said she probably won’t endorse until the NY primary ( which is pretty late). Hopefully, that will change because in truth whose positions would be closer to her positions than Bernie’s

humphrey

humphrey

Maybe it is because they want to see him crash and burn for his past actions.😉😁

jcitybone

Everything will change when the candidates actually start to campaign and the debates start. These early polls are beyond meaningless

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jcitybone

Well Susan and Bernie are not really on the same exact page. Bernie supported Hillary against Trump in 2016 and Susan did not. That being said there are a lot of people who love AOC and hate Bernie. Idiots

polarbear4

OMG. Is something wrong with me that I am laughing so hard I have tears?

humphrey

No I bet there are many that would like to see that happen.😍😂

humphrey

polarbear4

Another really funny one! Thanks

polarbear4
humphrey

He is just biding his time until the right moment to enter the fray.
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polarbear4

As soon as I figure out how.

humphrey

I was glancing through my Bernie images and came across a similar one like was posted above. OOPS. It must be getting late.
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polarbear4

Thanks. Nabbed it.

polarbear4

From Steve Cotterill

polarbear4

There is no way, anymore, to refute the MSM liars. There are just too many.

humphrey

He should be thrown in jail!

ttps://twitter.com/AFP/status/1094065095938732038

humphrey

A brief interlude from all the madness.

polarbear4

Awwwww. 🌝

polarbear4

Wow. Jeffrey Sachs is laying it bare, here. Pretty awesome and some stuff i didn’t know.

humphrey

Surprising that they didn’t cut to a commercial as the truth was getting out.

polarbear4

Prolly last 😉

polarbear4

humphrey

Now that you are a working girl again you probably need a rest. good night.

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