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jcitybone

More health issues

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/452581-sanders-to-join-diabetes-patients-on-trip-to-canada-to-buy-cheaper-insulin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday he will accompany patients with diabetes on a bus trip to Canada to buy insulin that’s available at cheaper prices than in the U.S.

The move comes as Sanders seeks to burnish his progressive bona fides as he vows to lower drug costs if elected president.

He will make the trip with members of Insulin4All on July 28.

“Because of pharmaceutical industry greed, the U.S. price of insulin has nearly doubled in recent years, even though the drug can be purchased for one-tenth of the price in Canada,” Sanders’s campaign said in a statement. “That price discrepancy is widespread across many medicines, which has fueled the more than $69 billion in annual pharmaceutical industry profits, even while millions of Americans cannot afford the prescription drugs they need.”

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It was down but is back up. The technical difficulties seem to have been solved.

polarbear4

Wow. Did I ever pick a good day to stay off it.

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Joe weren’t you part of the the group that helped create Isis when you voted for the invasion of Iraq?

polarbear4

go trump, eh?

jcitybone

Inslee is my #3. Maybe the last before the hold my nose group.

polarbear4

this is the kind of stuff that would get Bernie elected in a country with a true free press. .

WindDancer13

Related to my post in the morning OT:

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polarbear4

Finally. Many will stick their fingers in their ears and say Nana Nana Nana Nana.

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nm :0)

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Another reason to get Mike Gravel onto the debate stage.

Just $1

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mikegravel2020

WindDancer13

One quibble: During AOC’s comments, she stated that the woman she was talking to couldn’t find out what happened to her baby after a miscarriage because of lack of insurance. I understand that it would be considered insensitive to say what happened to the fetus, but what happened to the pregnancy could have been used to avoid the RW argument of when life begins.

Otherwise, there are some good arguments here to counter the RW’s latest attempt to destroy Medicare for All by claiming that it would lead to rationing.

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jcitybone

😴😴😴 my interest in the new Dems

humphrey

Aw come on give the perverted billionaire a break.

orlbucfan

This old bad sounding ‘tune’ has been playing forever. When will it stop?

WindDancer13

1) How about people picket his front door? That has happened in a number of places before. Maybe he would find jail more comfortable.

2) Read a report somewhere that he is NOT a billionaire.

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Ryan Grimm takes a strip out of Schumer’s choice Amy McGrath.

https://theintercept.com/2019/07/11/amy-mcgrath-mitch-mcconnell-democratic-party/

AMY MCGRATH IS everything wrong with the Democratic Party. She launched her high-profile campaign Tuesday with a multimillion-dollar burst of fundraising, with Democrats across the country eager to see her upend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Wednesday, she was apologizing for a bizarre flip-flop-flip on a question — Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness for the Supreme Court — that seemed like a layup. In between, she told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that she was running on the mind-bending rationale that McConnell needs to go because he has been obstructing the agenda of Donald Trump.

Perhaps the strangest part of McGrath’s Kavanaugh answer — she said that she found Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of attempted rape against him credible, but that such charges don’t disqualify him, and she’d have supported his nomination — is that it wasn’t hypothetical. McGrath was a candidate for a House seat in Kentucky in 2018 when she was first faced with this question. Last summer, before Blasey Ford’s allegations were made public, McGrath took to Facebook to condemn Kavanaugh:

She lost that race for Congress by 3.2 percentage points in a district that Kentucky political observers say is critical to carry for a statewide candidate. Her opponent, the hapless Andy Barr, an incumbent Republican, hammered her relentlessly for a private comment that was caught on tape at a Boston fundraiser. “I am further left, I am more progressive, than anyone in the state of Kentucky,” she told donors. Whether she was lying to them about lying to voters back home about her politics is anyone’s guess, but it’s a stark contrast with her new rationale for why she should be elected, that Trump just hasn’t been given enough support in enacting his agenda.

Schumer leapt at the chance to recruit her not because there were no other options. Matt Jones, the state’s most popular sports talk radio host, an outspoken liberal who jousted with McConnell on air, has been floating a possible run, and McConnell has been watching him warily, as he scrambles the political calculus.

McGrath’s loss to Barr did little to dissuade Schumer that she was the right candidate to take on McConnell. He likely figured she’d be able to raise gobs of money online, meaning he wouldn’t need to worry about the Kentucky campaign.

Until, at least, it began.

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polarbear4

And like most dictatorships, we adore our military. Adore.

Tyrannocaster

What an embarrassment.

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WindDancer13

Obviously, there will still be fools.

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Tyrannocaster

WTF? I mean, really. I live in a state with comparatively good reps in the house and senate, so I don’t know those names (except for Moulton, who is Republican and who tried to oust Pelosi, only the actual progressives stood up for her and saved her ass, only to be dumped on over and over again, just like a run-on sentence) but I have to wonder what it is generally supposed to mean, this “being a Democrat” thing.

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Accusing Adam Schiff of ‘Criminalizing Routine Reporting,’ Groups Call for Stripping CIA-Backed Provision From Intelligence Legislatio

“Schiff’s expansion of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act beyond all reason will effectively muzzle reporting on torture, mass surveillance, and other crimes against the American people—all at the request of the CIA.”
—Daniel Schuman, Demand Progress
Section 305 of the Intelligence Authorization Act (pdf), which prohibits disclosure of the identity of agents currently in the field or who have been in the field in the last five years, would be tweaked under the new law to encompass the identities of a far larger number of agents, contractors, and sources—many of whom live and work domestically.

The effect of the law could be massive, Emily Manna, a policy analyst for Open the Government, told Yahoo News in an email.

“This language is almost unbelievably broad, drastically expanding felony criminal penalties for the disclosure of [many categories] of information about the intelligence agencies, even if those disclosures might be in the best interest of the government and the country,” wrote Manna. “There would likely be a significant chilling effect on journalists and government whistleblowers.”

orlbucfan

Exactly what the hell do contractors have to do with protecting this country? Greedy stupidity strikes again.

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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Weaponizing the Dollar

The Trump administration’s profligate use of sanctions — they are currently in place against roughly 20 nations, most prominently Iran, Russia, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea — did not inspire the current de-dollarization phenomenon. Trump’s Washington merely forced it forward.

It is remarkable that this administration so far fails to recognize that it is doing at least as much damage to the dollar’s credibility as any nation planning to circumvent its use. Washington never learns, it seems. Even before the Europeans unveiled Instex in Osaka, the Treasury Department had already threatened to sanction the system’s sponsors and anyone who uses it.

The speed with which other nations now seek alternatives to the dollar is also a remarkable feature of the de-dollarization phenomenon. Competition among reserve currencies has long been a recurring topic in financial markets. But until now the end of dollar hegemony has commonly been considered a far-off development unlikely to occur in the lifetime of anyone now living. This is no longer likely to be so.

It is important, however, not to read too much into Instex and other recent developments. The dollar is not balanced on any precipice of imminent decline. It still accounts for roughly two-thirds of global foreign exchange reserves, according to the International Monetary Fund. A far higher proportion of international transactions are still conducted in the U.S. currency. It remains likely that a serious challenge to dollar hegemony is still a matter of a decade or more in the future.

But this challenge is now coming. This is how the news from Osaka, Instex, the recent Sino­–Russian agreement, and the efforts of the BRICS are best understood; as the first steps in the mounting of this challenge. Washington’s defense against it will be fierce, harming the lives of many

A “decade” sounds pretty fast to me.

WindDancer13

Aren’t we lucky to live in a country that exploits us? Fox News thinks so. These people would not last 10 minutes in my world.

PS: I am never quite sure if I like this guy. On this particular video he makes good points though.

polarbear4

if you like comedy, Aziz Ansari has a really good show on Netflix—2019.

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nm😜

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🎈🙌🏼🌠

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polarbear4

don’t know how they do it. would like to take lessons. 😜

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polarbear4

sweet of him to worry about our debt while he’s in the middle of all that horror. gosh. kudos.

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