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Don midwest
Don midwest

Don midwest
Don midwest

https://twitter.com/lynds6y/status/1256924389091815427?s=20

orlbucfan

JHC, what a POTUS choice! 🤮🤮 Damned if we do and damned if we don’t. I am doing ‘don’t’.

jbob
jbob

THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IS NOT OVER.

Unless you are from New York State where the board of elections has taken the presidential primary off the ballot! What more anti Bernie proof does anyone need. The fight is on. Andrew Yang is from New York so he has standing for the lawsuit he has filed to reverse this move. The DNC has the power to overturn this move but they have failed to act!

Don midwest
Don midwest

health care, income inequality, neo liberalism

part of Bernie’s policy goals

here is the British medial journal Lancet

COVID-19: remaking the social contract

Note: remaking the social contract is bigger than a political party or winning an election

the DNC is at the wrong part of the curve

Such failures have too often been accompanied by poor transparency and an ingrained resistance to all forms of accountability. In March, when US President Donald Trump was asked by a reporter if he takes responsibility for the delay in making test kits available, he replied “No, I don’t take responsibility at all.” And in April, at a daily COVID-19 briefing when UK Home Secretary Priti Patel was asked twice if she would apologise about the shortage of personal protective equipment for front-line health-care workers, she responded, “I’m sorry if people feel that there have been failings”, in what seemed to be indifference to the sacrifices being made by health-care workers on behalf of the country and its people.

Beyond immediate responses, this pandemic is revealing how a longer-term increase in inequalities and neglect of public services have weakened the ability of societies to deal with external shocks and created new vulnerabilities in a crisis. Racial and ethnic minorities, those with weak employment protections, including migrant workers, and populations without adequate access to affordable health care are among the hardest hit.

However, at the same time, COVID-19 is also overturning core values, norms, and rules that sit at the heart of long-standing market-oriented political agendas. The willingness with which nations have put the brakes on their economies to protect lives, coupled with massive increases in public spending and government debt, particularly by conservative administrations, was inconceivable a few months ago. According to one analysis, as of April 23, a staggering 151 countries have planned, introduced, or adapted a total of 684 social protection measures in response to the pandemic.
Despite important deficiencies in some responses, in many ways the world is witnessing the setting aside of ideology to address the urgent and fundamental need common to all people—the protection of health. So far, the measures taken have been uneven, short-term, and reactive. But it is hard to imagine that when this pandemic is over, the public will be content to go back to the way things were.

I added the bold

Don midwest
Don midwest

Don’t you love the Liberals?

Chris Hedges 2010 book “The Death of The Liberal Class” predicts the DNC and shit like this

wi64

Confirmation of our one party system, how bad is it when Bush is considered not that “bad” compared to the 2 yahoos that we get to pick from.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Are we no longer the most moral country in the world?

Or were we never that moral, but we believed it?

Sadly, far too many don’t take this as a moral failing

Because, because, only scary, bad guys are in prison

Like kids smoking weed, or a black man selling cigarettes on the street who was choked to death before he even made it to prison

Trump has shined a light on who we are and most are blinded by that light

Stopping covid-19 behind bars was an achievable moral imperative. We failed.

I added the bold.

Covid-19 is rampaging through the country’s jails and prisons. As of last week, the Marshall Project documented more than 9,400 cases of covid-19 in U.S. jails and prisons, with more than 140 deaths. A Twitter account tracking prison data puts the figure higher — more than 18,000 staff and prisoners infected in the 45 states providing data. The known infection rate in jails in prisons is about 2½ times higher than in the general population, and as of this week, eight of the 10 largest outbreaks in the country have been at correctional facilities.

And even these grim numbers are assuredly low. As with most other things, when it comes to coronavirus testing, prisoners are a low priority. For example, as of this week, 29 prisoners in New Jersey are confirmed to have died from the virus. But the state has tested less than 1 percent of its incarcerated population. Despite an outbreak at a jail in Miami, Florida has only tested 615 prisoners, with 208 positive. But that’s from an incarcerated population of 95,000. And the state’s Department of Corrections only began posting the data after several facilities were caught trying to hide virus-related deaths.

The Ohio republican governor is doing better than most but backed away from mandatory wearing masks, but has done extensive testing in prisons unlike many states who have done minimal testing

— Ohio is one of the few states currently mass testing prisoners. The results are astonishing. At one facility, more than 2,200 prisoners and 174 staffers tested positive. At another, nearly 1,500 prisoners and 93 staff. As of this week, 4,072 of the 6,375 inmates and staff the state has tested are positive for the coronavirus, an infection rate of over 60 percent.

It didn’t have to be this way. Over the past two months, defense attorneys and advocates across the country have begged, pleaded, screamed and worked frantically to free as many people as possible, often putting their own health at risk.

This is what happens when a bureaucracy built on punishment is tasked with compassion. It’s like asking the dishwasher to make coffee. That isn’t what it’s for.

wi64

Reality hits home.
Covidiots strike again, My son whom works PT at Menards got a dose of it yesterday. Menards mandated the customers and employees wear face masks in the store. My son was on “mask duty” and of course he got a customer whom refused to comply. The customer when into the diatribe about his “rights” and my son simply called the store manager to handle it. The manager tried to tell this guy that once you step into our business that you have to comply with the rules of the store. The guy was getting so belligerent that police had to be called to escort him off the property. In Stillwater Ok a guy pulled a gun on someone trying to enforce a similar policy yesterday. No surprised it happened here to my son 60% R at any cost in this area. These covidiots are really getting out of hand, how long before one of them shoot someone? If it were POC that were open carrying in Michigan the other day or even involved with what my son dealt with they would be Tasered or shot and no one would’ve noticed. Its still white guys with guns -open carry is just them supporting their 2nd amend. rights, but POC doing the same usually get arrested or shot. Well another sunny day in Wi so outside I go for the day… stay safe my friends!!!!

polarbear4

im so sorry you all have to deal with this.

orlbucfan

FL will be one of the first states to explode into bloody revolt. The accessing unemployment down here state/fed is a disaster. It’s deliberate. No real gun laws and the majority of jobs are service/joke wages/no benefits. How long does it take for hungry people evicted from their homes/rentals to blow? Guess we’ll find out.😡🌴🐊🤮

polarbear4
polarbear4

good article with a link to a longbb cnn list if approved 🦠 killers.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-long-coronavirus-live-clothing-washing_l_5e724927c5b6eab779409e74

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

Gee, I wonder why @chucktodd and the rest of corporate media didn’t cover the allegation when @BernieSanders was still in the race https://t.co/frlpwBSIGc— Jordan (@JordanChariton) May 3, 2020

humphrey

humphrey

orlbucfan

Sounds like what the stupid orange fatso and braindead are running on.

polarbear4
humphrey

The trolls seem to have a lot of pull with twitter getting progressives banned. Meanwhile the trolls get away with murder as an example the stuff that Tara has to endure.

polarbear4

Not long ago, I read somewhere that some pretty big Republican types bought up a lot of Twitter. I’ve visited mastodon, but it’s confusing for me compared to Twitter.

orlbucfan

So much for Twit-as in stupid-ter.