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Gender: Male
Hometown: Northern California
Current location: Sacramento
Member since: Tue Jun 4, 2013, 11:26 PM
Number of posts: 559

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Future college student, BIG Seahawks--A's--Sharks--Lakers Fan! Down with the rebels of the status quo and the occupy movement! Black Lives Matter and Pinoy Power!!

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It's time for us to give up...

on the negativity! Keep calm and FEEL THE BERN!!
Posted by RepubliCON-Watch | Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:27 PM (9 replies)

I'm calling FL for Hillary(D) and Trump(R)

However, Hillary won't win by anymore than a 30% margin.
Posted by RepubliCON-Watch | Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:35 PM (7 replies)

Watching this, I was somewhat undecided because I gave Hillary the benefit of the doubt...

After watching this video, I'm totally in the Bernie camp. This DID bring me to shed a tear, something I've never done while listening to a politician. He fights for basic rights, economic justice and social equality! After researching things on Hillary and the third way, with key figure-heads in the current DNC, I think it is time for this 18 year old millennial to join the rest of his generation and FEEL THE BERN!!
Posted by RepubliCON-Watch | Tue Mar 15, 2016, 12:57 AM (2 replies)

Have a great day and remember, no matter what coward Trump says...

Black Lives Matter!
Posted by RepubliCON-Watch | Sun Mar 13, 2016, 03:32 AM (4 replies)

I wanted to share my post from the CA page(this isn't just a CA issue)

I'm sorry for the long thread but I thought this may interest y'all.

Now I may not be giving benefit of the doubt to our lawmakers and council-members state-wide but, we have an on-going problem in California. Governor Brown set a precedent of deciding that our budget was top-priority and as a result, there was a decreasing sense of urgency in addressing poverty and issues pertaining to low-income families. Governor Brown stated in the past that everyone was going to fill the effects in the way of short term cuts for long term success. This type of austerity only drives other issues such as crime, gentrification, poverty, etc. Even though many democrats brag about California and their progress, we must not lose sight of the issues that bring socioeconomic issues.

I understand that social issues are important, however I feel many of our politicians here in California have forgotten the key tenants of economic justice. Taxing the rich by a couple of more dollars isn't enough, we must devote our resources to providing shelter to the homeless, fighting for a state-wide single-payer healthcare system, decreasing incentives for building charter schools while increasing public education costs (this includes free tuition for UC/CSU schools), reforming our state criminal justice system, and dare I say creating at least a public option on life/house/car insurance.

Now you may ask, what this has to do with the homeless? These ideas will not only provide our most vulnerable with new-found opportunities but this gives people a chance, it gives children in East Oakland, Compton, Central and East Stockton, Oak Park, Long Beach, and any other disadvantaged neighbourhood to accomplish the dream of overcoming. Families who've been in despair for much of their lives will more than likely avoid the confinements of defunded schooling-impoverished streets-parents working longer hours for lower wages-prison. You know we're morally bankrupt when our voiceless citizens are imprisoned over, say a drug charge, when CEOs and banksters are freely roaming the streets of LA or SF when a good portion of those folks wrecked our economy in one way or another.

My intuition is that the content here are things that we need to really think about and the solutions above are things we need to fight for to really be known as a true progressive state who puts people power over corporate power.
Posted by RepubliCON-Watch | Sun Mar 13, 2016, 02:16 AM (5 replies)

State of Affairs: The Homeless

I'm sorry for the long thread but I thought this may interest y'all.

Now I may not be giving benefit of the doubt to our lawmakers and council-members state-wide but, we have an on-going problem in California. Governor Brown set a precedent of deciding that our budget was top-priority and as a result, there was a decreasing sense of urgency in addressing poverty and issues pertaining to low-income families. Governor Brown stated in the past that everyone was going to fill the effects in the way of short term cuts for long term success. This type of austerity only drives other issues such as crime, gentrification, poverty, etc. Even though many democrats brag about California and their progress, we must not lose sight of the issues that bring socioeconomic issues.

I understand that social issues are important, however I feel many of our politicians here in California have forgotten the key tenets of economic justice. Taxing the rich by a couple of more dollars isn't enough, we must devote our resources to providing shelter to the homeless, fighting for a state-wide single-payer healthcare system, decreasing incentives for building charter schools while increasing public education costs (this includes free tuition for UC/CSU schools), reforming our state criminal justice system, and dare I say creating at least a public option on life/house/car insurance.

Now you may ask, what this has to do with the homeless? These ideas will not only provide our most vulnerable with new-found opportunities but this gives people a chance, it gives children in East Oakland, Compton, Central and East Stockton, Oak Park, Long Beach, and any other disadvantaged neighbourhood to accomplish the dream of overcoming. Families who've been in despair for much of their lives will more than likely avoid the confinements of defunded schooling-impoverished streets-parents working longer hours for lower wages-prison. You know we're morally bankrupt when our voiceless citizens are imprisoned over, say a drug charge, when CEOs and banksters are freely roaming the streets of LA or SF when a good portion of those folks wrecked our economy in one way or another.

My intuition is that the content here are things that we need to really think about and the solutions above are things we need to fight for to really be known as a true progressive state who puts people power over corporate power.
Posted by RepubliCON-Watch | Sun Mar 13, 2016, 02:02 AM (2 replies)

Operation Clear Channel

Well here in Northern California, there's no more commercialized progressive station with the end of KNEW(although I must say that they weren't 100% progressive). There are the small community stations like KPFA(not so small), KDVS(really small), and a few others. Sadly, I have come to realize that CC or CBS radio will provide any progressive talk. In Sacramento, as many of you know, there hasn't been any progressive talk station since April of 2008 when 1240 KSAC flipped to Gospel. The closest to us having a chance of getting back our progressive talk was when the Occupy Movement took place and they began an investigation into amount of airtime and what views were presented during any political discussions. Well, CC made sure that went down the drain when they said flat out, we don't want to fund another .6 share station. And CC is right because right-wing stations are the most in station formats who reported 'modified' ratings since 2008(Salon.com has good stuff on this). The only thing I think we can do in an inevitably tragic end to talk radio as a whole is to protest and start at the local level to bring progressive talk back, just like Portland, SF, LA, and even Houston. If you live in an area with no strong voice from the left, share your experience with your town's situation because maybe the different stories there is, the better the problem could be weakened, at least at the local level(community radio, independent ownership, etc.) .
Posted by RepubliCON-Watch | Sat Dec 7, 2013, 04:01 AM (10 replies)
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