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Excellent Critique of Left/PseudoLeft Attacks of Sanders' Candidacy

http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/why-does-the-radical-left-feel-threatened-by-the-bernie-sanders-campaign/


In other political fora that I participate in, this is a bigger issue than on DU, but some might find this line of reasoning helpful and clarifying
Posted by cloudythescribbler | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 03:26 PM (0 replies)

excellent critique of Left/pseudoLeft attacks on Sanders

http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/why-does-the-radical-left-feel-threatened-by-the-bernie-sanders-campaign/
Posted by cloudythescribbler | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 03:22 PM (4 replies)

how would DUers go about stopping this site from allowing ULTRA-intrusive ads

If DU needs money and runs some ads, OK. But lately, both on DU and generally, I have seen an exponentially rising number and intrusiveness of ads -- eg "you have been selected for a free gift" with ONLY an accept button and impossible to turn off without disconnecting DU altogether and signing back in. This kind of ad that can't and won't be readily erased is becoming increasingly common. Both DU as a site should ban them and they should be banned in law, and if there is some protestation about free speech (somehow with all the crap that's tolerated, my own speech never seems to be protected) then it should at least be heavily taxed.
Indeed any ad that delays or blocks even part of your view, requiring an extra click to get rid of it, should be heavily taxed -- a good way to both raise revenue and to reduce crap on the internet

I AM FED UP WITH THIS
Posted by cloudythescribbler | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 10:36 AM (24 replies)

Eurozone Ministers Approve 4-Month Extension to Greek Bailout

Source: Huffington Post

BRUSSELS (AP) Greece's creditors in the 19-country eurozone have approved a list of reforms Athens proposed to get a 4-month extension to its bailout, which would keep the country afloat.

An encouraging initial reaction from the so-called institutions the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund was backed by the eurozone Tuesday. It now goes to some member nations for approval.

"We therefore agreed to proceed with the national procedures with a view to reaching the final decision on the extension by up to four months," a eurogroup statement said.

Greece's bailout program ends at the end of the month and without further support over the coming months, the country faces the possibility of going bankrupt, imposing capital controls and ditching the euro

Read more: http://naarpr.org/legislation-create-cpac/
Posted by cloudythescribbler | Tue Feb 24, 2015, 12:43 PM (4 replies)
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