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magsview

#NotMeUs

polarbear4

wi63

😁

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wi63

Just a follow up on the moron from Wi; “Sen. Ron Johnson says he’d support a vaccine mandate for an ‘incredibly deadly’ virus but not COVID-19, which has killed more than 613,000 Americans. The moron goes on and says “We don’t know the final infection-fatality rate, but right now it’s looking like it’s not going to be much more than double a bad season of flu,” he added.

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

smdh.
From USA Facts site: “Around 61,000 people died from influenza in the 2017-2018 flu season, the most in the last 10 years. Almost 529,000 people have died of COVID-19 as of mid-March.”

Published on Fri, March 19, 2021 3:28PM PDT | Updated Thu, July 29, 2021 2:49PM PDT

polarbear4

true? honest question. why did they ask for unanimous consent?

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

And since it wasn’t going to pass in the Senate couldn’t they still blame the rethugs?

orlbucfan

T and R, jcb!! ☮️😊👍 🍀🤞Ms. Nina. 🤞🍀

orlbucfan

T and R, jcb!! 🙂 Big day tomorrow. I read on a link here that Nina’s Rally attracted around 900, but nothing about a Brown rally.

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

Dimmy Dore has another good idea. Let’s take down the dems who are for M4A, not the ones who are against it. Someone commented he’s auditioning for more invites on right wing shows. It grows his clicks.

magsview

Vaush is toxic though – “Assad left”?

Yes Vaush, please stop talking about Jimmy Dore and lead by example instead-attack the Republicans and centrist Dems for not being for MFA on your show. That would be a much use of your time than fanning the flames.

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

What is Assad left?

magsview

The people who didn’t think we should be trying to take over/invade/destroy Syria by getting rid of Assad.

If you recall, Hillary wanted to create a ‘no-fly-zone’ (i.e. only countries who the U.S. allowed to fly over it) over Syria and a lot of lefties weren’t into that. So the Hillary people went in one direction (with their all out assault on Russia) and the anti-war people supported Bernie (who knew that killing off Assad would probably inflame the region further and that (Sunni) extremists would fill the void).

A NEW Syria is emerging from the rubble of war. In Homs, which Syrians once dubbed the “capital of the revolution” against President Bashar al-Assad, the Muslim quarter and commercial district still lie in ruins, but the Christian quarter is reviving. Churches have been lavishly restored; a large crucifix hangs over the main street. “Groom of Heaven”, proclaims a billboard featuring a photo of a Christian soldier killed in the seven-year conflict. In their sermons, Orthodox patriarchs praise Mr Assad for saving one of the world’s oldest Christian communities.

Homs, like all of the cities recaptured by the government, now belongs mostly to Syria’s victorious minorities: Christians, Shias and Alawites (an esoteric offshoot of Shia Islam from which Mr Assad hails). These groups banded together against the rebels, who are nearly all Sunni, and chased them out of the cities. Sunni civilians, once a large majority, followed

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Why Clinton’s plans for no-fly zones in Syria could provoke US-Russia conflict

Things got complicated when Hillary was not permitted to follow through on her plans and then the whole RUSSIA!™️ thing Hillary’s people created to blame for her loss. And since Russia shares a border with Syria that made Hillary people even more mad at whomever didn’t want to start yet another war. The whole thing turned (revealed as?) centrist Dems into warmongers. Supporting Sunni rebels turned into a proxy war with Russia.

Then, after Tulsi ravaged Kamala in that debate, the establishment guns turned on Tulsi, how dare she be anti-war (and anti Kamala and anti-Hillary)!

Having wounded a presumptive frontrunner backed by nearly $25 million in campaign funds, Gabbard instantly became the subject of a slew of negative leaks, tweets, and press reports. Many of these continued the appalling recent Democratic Party tradition of denouncing anything it doesn’t like as treasonous aid to foreign enemies.

Harris national press chair Ian Sams tweeted, “Yo, you love Assad!”, a reference to Gabbard’s controversial visit with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in 2017. He then tweeted a link to an insidious February 2 NBC News story, which asserted that Gabbard’s campaign was the beneficiary of Russian bots.

Harris herself meanwhile gave a sneering interview to Anderson Cooper. “This is going to sound immodest,” she said, but as a “top-tier candidate,” she could “only take what [Gabbard] says and her opinion so seriously.” She added Gabbard was an “apologist for an individual, Assad, who has murdered the people of his country like cockroaches.”

The New York Times wrote Gabbard believes the United States has “wrought horror on the world,” and that “critics have called her actions un-American.” Politico denounced Gabbard’s “Star Wars bar scene-like following” and hissed that the Daily Stormer was a supporter (Gabbard has repeatedly condemned white nationalism and sworn off their support). On The View, co-host Sunny Hostin called Gabbard a “Trojan Horse,” while Ana Navarro viciously insinuated Gabbard, an Iraq veteran, was part of a foreign column.

“I suspect there is something going on,” said Navarro. “I think she’s a decent human being who served this country, but I’m paranoid.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/podcast-tulsi-gabbard-kamala-harris-syria-iraq-870003/

and so on and so on.

It’s all gotten quite complicated, and I’m grossly over-simplifying, but now all leftists have been put into the ‘Assad left’ bucket as a way to denigrate and marginalize those who are more left than the moderates are who are protecting the establishment (and the war machine).

polarbear4
polarbear4

ty for the research and writing.

magsview

Volumes could be written about that topic!

I will never forgive Hillary for being a warmonger and especially for turning millions of people into xenophobic anti-Russia drones.

polarbear4
polarbear4

well, he could talk about both.

true that those who talk about “Assad left” are too far right for me, tho. but dore is pretty awful, too, in his own way.

was conversing on Facebook with a friend of mine who’s in the local People’s party and she was saying how the national leadership has been a problem for them for a while, although she believes it is getting better. The least he could do is resign from the People’s party advisory board.

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

Thanks for the explanation of the “Assad Left” mags. If Dumb Dore is with the “Assad Left”, by that definition, then I’m at his side. But right now I’m sitting with the palms of my hands facing up to emulate a balance scale and I’m measuring toxicity of Vaush vs Dore. Dore wins by a landslide. Speaking of fanning the flames?

oldtown61
oldtown61

Let’s use our critical thinking skills for a few minutes. This is important.

Americans Desperate For A New Political Party

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

Lololol… I only watched the 1st 2 minutes of this screed. Couldn’t take any more. Guess I’m a sellout.

oldtown61
oldtown61

You’re not a sellout.
But you are dooming yourself to more and more disappointment.

Unrelated, here’s a link to another independent media news site that
Lee Camp referenced in one of his screeds.

https://radindiemedia.com/

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

Well thank you oldtown61. But to my disappointments, Dore is NOT the answer. His solutions to what’s wrong with our world is to attack and tear down the 2 or 3 people who are trying to do something even though their safety is on the line. He offers nothing. I hear he has a 2 million dollar home. Lololol. Too bad the people’s party let him take them over.

magsview

Hello All!

My nerves are strung tighter than banjo strings with the Nina-Shontel election.

Polarbear-saw your reaction to Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death’s post (a day or two ago):

This discussion of the same subject by authors V Bevins and and V Prashad of their books Jakarta Method and Washington Bullets treats the same subject. I can only continue to hope but as Martin implored, “Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?” Sadly, looks like chaos.

You (pb) asked:

i couldn’t make out the name of the movie that john sayles made that he recs. around the 58-59 min. mark.
any ideas?

To me it sounded like Prashad said Matewan, but he pronounced it a bit oddly, said mate-wan.

Since it’s labor Sunday, here is a clip:

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

Thanks mags.

polarbear4
polarbear4

thanks!!!!

and you have a boat 🚤 out your window? aaawwwweeeesome!

magsview

I like the boats when they play good music! lol, sometimes the music is a bit too loud and a bit too..not my style.

I love hearing people laughing and going ‘woo hoo!’ and the kids screaming happily as they get towed around on inflatables.

But honesty I also love rainy days when it’s nice and quiet 🙂 it’s the waverunners that get to me, they can be awfully loud!

polarbear4

looks good and great actors, too. going to look it up

magsview

Yesterday I relaxed after errands by watching some awesome athletes at the Olympics (on my computer so I could replay and take snippets for lovely memories..and replay some more to enjoy the best bits).

Today am catching up on goings on while being serenaded by some music from a boat out my window.

They’re playing this one right now, pretty good on the nerves:

But just a bit ago they were playing this, which never fails to help my shoulders relax! 😃

magsview

A highlight this morning for me-the official came over to the two remaining high jumpers, they had identical results up until then, to ask them (the official seemed to favor Barshim, as though he got first call) if they wanted to do a jump-off. The Qatari athlete (Mutaz Essa Barshim) replies:

“Can we have two golds?” Barshim asked.

“It’s possible,” the official replied.

By the time the words were halfway out of the official’s mouth, Barshim and Tamberi had already looked at each other, given a nod, and leaped into each other’s arms.

They are friends. But it was definitely the Italian who was doing the ‘leaping’, haha.

“I still can’t believe it happened,” Tamberi (Italy) said after the win, per the Associated Press. “Sharing with a friend is even more beautiful. … It was just magical.”

Barshim was equally thrilled with the result, saying that both he and Tamberi had put in a performance worthy of a gold medal.

“For me, coming here, I know for a fact that for the performance I did, I deserve that gold,” Barshim said. “He did the same thing, so I know he deserved that gold.”

“This is beyond sport,” Barshim said. “This is the message we deliver to the young generation.”

If you have 5 minutes to spare, you can watch it here, so fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjSCT97GSsA

I’m such a sucker for stuff like that 😄
Mr. mags tells me all the time, “You want everyone to win!” lol, why not?

“He’s one of my best friends. Not only on the track but outside of the track,” Barshim said. “We’re always together almost. True spirit, sportsmen spirit, coming here and delivering this message.

Appreciate what he’s done, he appreciates what I’ve done. This is amazing.

orlbucfan

Back in the 1970s, Marley was called “The Honorable One” by educated fans. Both of these tunes linked here and by mags prove why. 🙂

magsview

If this is the best they’ve got then maybe there’s hope!

Are voters being asked to vote for Bernie?! Very revealing statement, imo.

magsview