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PatrickforO

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Member since: Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:28 PM
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Counselor, economist and public servant.

Journal Archives

TPP - "This trade deal is not about trade. It's about the transfer of power from people to

big business"

A new study published by York University's Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto has concluded that

"the beneficiaries of ISDS ... have overwhelmingly been companies with more than $1 billion per year in annual revenue - especially extra-large companies with more than $10 billion - and individuals with more than $100 million in net wealth."

Here's the complete HuffPo article with link to the actual study.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/new-study-confirms-privat_b_9348238.html

Robert Reich: An Open Letter to the Republican Establishment

I've always liked Reich, and now here's an open letter he has penned to Wall Street and the rest of the capitalist overlords.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/an-open-letter-to-the-rep_1_b_9344914.html

Here's a couple of excerpts:

"You are the captains of American industry, the titans of Wall Street, and the billionaires who for decades have been the backbone of the Republican Party.

You've invested your millions in the GOP in order to get lower taxes, wider tax loopholes, bigger subsidies, more generous bailouts, less regulation, lengthier patents and copyrights and stronger market power allowing you to raise prices, weaker unions and bigger trade deals allowing you outsource abroad to reduce wages, easier bankruptcy for you but harder bankruptcy for homeowners and student debtors, and judges who will let you to engage in insider trading and who won't prosecute you for white-collar crimes.

All of which have made you enormously wealthy. Congratulations.

But I have some disturbing news for you. You're paying a big price -- and about to pay far more."

I just had to turn off MSNBC because they are SO PRO CLINTON

Chris Hayes interviewed a House member at a caucus who was for Clinton and she brought up how Bernie didn't vote for that bill in 2007 on immigration. BUT CHRIS DIDN'T HAVE THE DECENCY TO ALSO PRESENT THE OTHER SIDE.

When I found myself shouting at the TV because Chris Matthews is lying by omission about the tax Bernie wants to impose on Wall Street speculation. Gosh, he even praised Republicans for saying 'you can't afford this!' and finally, the straw the broke the camel's back was some talking head said Clinton is promising broccoli and Sanders ice cream.

This is bullshit. We need to challenge every fucking lie 24/7. God damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why Bernie is right about single payer, and why

the only thing, THE ONLY THING, holding us back is corporate greed:

Beware of the Angry White People Supporting Hillary and Spreading the 'Bernie Bro' Myth

This HuffPo article highlights some of the experiences African Americans who came out in support of Bernie have faced at the hands of Clinton supporters in the political establishment. Here's a provocative quote from the article, which is not breaking news, but is an opinion piece, so I'm publishing it here:

"Furthermore, white female Clinton supporters, petrified of losing power and influence within America's political system, acted in the same manner towards Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. In a piece titled Every Bernie Sanders Supporter Should Read This Today, Nina Turner shares her experience with angry Clinton supporters in an interview with Terrell Jermain Starr:

When you decided to support Sen. Sanders, did you catch any heat?

"Oh, my god yes. I've had white Hillary supporters saying to me that I betrayed the Clintons and saying I'm not going to have a future in politics. I mean, they marked me for life, and I'm sitting back thinking: The Clintons never helped me to do a thing in my life, and all of a sudden they control my destiny? That was very condescending to me."

"I had a white woman here in Ohio who supported my Secretary of State run in 2014. I'll never forget this. I was at a Planned Parenthood lecture a couple of months ago and she came up to me and said how disappointed she was in me. Very condescending. And I let her know that I really didn't care about her disappointment and I'm not on the plantation. That's exactly what I told her. Then she said, 'After all we've done for you.' Now, see. That was it for me. I interpreted that as, 'After all we've done for you, Black girl, you owe us.' They would never say that to anyone else, but the fact you feel you can say that to a Black woman? I thought she was supporting me because I was the best candidate to be Secretary of State...not because you own me or I owe you."

Whoa! Here's the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/beware-of-the-angry-white-people-supporting-hillary_b_9250538.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Hello. I believe I'm being stalked by a member who for some reason is an administrator on

here. This same member has banned me from posting in the Hillary Clinton group, which was probably justified. Then, this morning, I just got up and found that this SAME member has banned me from posting in the Bernie Sanders group, which I believe most emphatically is NOT justified as I'm a fervent Bernie supporter and have not said anything offensive toward Bernie or any member in the Bernie room. Honestly I don't post that much in the Bernie room anyway because like the Hillary room it is kind of an echo chamber.

I have, however, been called to be on numerous juries and usually put in a comment about why I have chosen to (mostly) leave the post in question alone. I think this member may have been offended by one of these comments, though I have no way of knowing.

So here's the request:
1. I'd like to know specifically why I got banned from the Bernie group, which I believe is bullshit
2. I'd like justification from you, the administrators, as to how one of you is allowed to act in such a partisan manner, because it is this SAME member which has banned me from both rooms, and THAT is bullshit.

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