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Posted by whereisjustice | Tue Oct 13, 2015, 12:53 AM (0 replies)

We pay $229 billion/year to clean up after the NRA. This would finance the Medicaid program.

Why are we subsidizing the pro-gun crowd? Shouldn't they have to pay for the mess they make? These are the same people who demand personal responsibility. Yet when the bullets start flying, the gun crowd runs and hides like cowards, leaving the rest of us to pay for it all.

A top public health expert describes the chill this way: "Do you want to do gun research? Because you're going to get attacked. No one is attacking us when we do heart disease."

Two years ago, we called on physicians to focus on the public health threat of guns. The profession's relative silence was disturbing but in part explicable by our inability to study the problem. Political forces had effectively banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other scientific agencies from funding research on gun-related injury and death. The ban worked: A recent systematic review of studies evaluating access to guns and its association with suicide and homicide identified no relevant studies published since 2005.


Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Oct 11, 2015, 07:07 PM (38 replies)

Michael Moore appreciation day! Immigration Edition

Michael Moore has a unique way of exposing the ugly face of institutional racism and injustice that nourishes the American political system. We can change the system, of course. We just choose not to. I guess even in the hypocrisy and chaos of injustice, disparity, inequality some people find comfort in the status quo and false choice of Clinton vs. Bush.

In the meantime, this could have been filmed yesterday. History is repeating itself. Immigration, the NRA, the wars, the trade deals. If you aren't going to vote to fix things, you are the problem, not the solution.

h/t to zebonaut's post which led me to this classic episode.

Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Oct 11, 2015, 12:16 PM (4 replies)

Here's how the US education system is failing

Other countries might be making big investments in education... who cares.

Can their kids walk around Chipotle with assault rifles?

Enough said.
Posted by whereisjustice | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 07:20 PM (31 replies)

What the hell is wrong with the NRA? This.

The more you hear from the NRA it becomes clear that they are as dangerous as any other terrorist organization. Their beliefs are so extreme, and their paranoia so deep, they threaten everyone.

This lady at Home Depot

These fuckers at a restaurant.

And here too.

And this nut job.

Eventually, it all ends up here.

Posted by whereisjustice | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 06:46 PM (19 replies)

Dear valued worker,

To: American Worker
Subject: TPP and Our New Direction

Dear valued worker,

As you may have heard, we have recently announced plans to move a large part of our economy offshore in order to pursue new opportunities for growth. In these competitive times, we have no choice but to take difficult but necessary actions to keep America’s CEOs operating at peak efficiency.

While every effort has been made to minimize the impact to workers and their families, some workers have been asked to pursue economic advancement outside the mainstream economy. I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who served our nation so well for so many years. The outplacement specialists from Goldman Sachs have been retained to assist with a variety of fees and hollow platitudes.

With the past behind us, we must move forward. As we say goodbye to those who helped us achieve a profitable and productive chapter in American history, I hope everyone is as excited as I am to welcome our new co-workers in Asia. They’ll play a key part in reducing our operating expenses. And while your management team has implemented the right steps to limit waste and inefficiency, everyone must do their part. That’s why those who remain will be automatically enrolled in our new “WorkSmart” productivity enhancement program. WorkSmart is used throughout the industry and is credited for doubling productivity while maintaining consistently positive reductions in base compensation and benefits.

I’m proud to say our new economic direction is the most progressive workforce realignment in our nation’s history. Should you have any concerns at all about today’s announcement, please feel free to contact the human corrections officer assigned to your district.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating this historic milestone. Remember,

“The future’s so bright, you might be able to afford some shades from the dollar store.”

Barack Obama, POTUS
America, Inc
Posted by whereisjustice | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 10:06 PM (3 replies)

Dear President Obama, If TPP is as great as you say...

Why not tell us more about it?

* Tell us how many new jobs will be created here in the US?

* Tell us how much our wages will increase?

* What new regulatory agencies will be created to monitor compliance with the agreement?

* Who will pay for regulatory services? Corporations or tax payers?

* Are ALL provisions of the agreement subject to monitoring and are there SERIOUS penalties for violations?

* Will the largest US corporations, who pay near zero taxes, start paying taxes as a result of this agreement?

* What prevents companies from continuing to flood India and China with jobs?

* How will jobs and wages be monitored over time to assess the impact of the agreement?

* If job and wage growth doesn't meet expectations, what provision exists to end the agreement?

Every working man, woman and (child labor in Asia?) knows trade deals absolutely suck for the middle class and below. NAFTA crushed communities across the US. It meant lower wages and higher costs. Standard of living plunged. Poverty and prisons have been a growth industry ever since.

When all the rhetoric about open markets and new opportunities in Asia is added up, TPP is an exclusive benefit for massive corporations who want lower wages. Companies like Microsoft, Google, Intel, who pay the smallest fraction of taxes, have found China and India too expensive. They want something even cheaper.

People are working harder for less pay. Our kids are working harder for fewer opportunities on graduation. Our health care and education costs are driving us into deep debt. TPP is just a continuation of fucked up abstractions designed to transfer wealth from the middle class and below.

Stumped? How about this one simple question?

Why did you give us this incredibly divisive trade bill at a time of record inequality and economic disparity in the US?

It's a pretty fucked up thing to do to the working class.
Posted by whereisjustice | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 10:22 AM (88 replies)

Gun owners buy guns because guns kill people in an efficient manner.

If a company built a gun that could not be used to kill someone, would anyone buy it? No. Not unless they were a child buying a toy gun for cowboys and Indians.

And that's the point. Gun owners are playing cowboys and Indians with real guns. They haven't gotten smarter as they've grown up, just more dangerous.

They want to play with guns. But they refuse to pay for the mess they make. They want their guns but take no responsibility for the price of their hobby - 100,000 dead and injured a year.

Gun owners need to be charged with a felony when a gun they own is used in a crime.

They need to buy insurance and pay taxes to cover the $200+ billion dollars a year it costs taxpayers to deal with aftermath of gun violence.

They need to be fined for losing a gun or having it stolen. Multiple loses should revoke right to own a gun.

They need to submit to background checks. No private sales exceptions, no gun show exceptions.

Just for starters.

But gun owners don't want any of that. They want the guns and they want us to clean up after them.
Posted by whereisjustice | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 08:35 AM (49 replies)

Just a few of the killers the NRA has enabled with help from Congress

Posted by whereisjustice | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 03:05 AM (60 replies)

The NRA is probably the most socialist political organization in America

They flood the streets with guns and who mops up the blood?

We do. At price of $229 billion dollars per year.

We pay for the medical teams.

We pay for the trauma centers.

We pay for the crime investigation.

We pay for the morgue and medical examiner.

We pay for the trials.

We pay and pay.

But the NRA pays nothing.

They put the gun into the street and walk away.

They refuse to pay.

They claim ignorance to the consequences of their bloody hobby.

I guess we can agree they are ignorant moochers.


Posted by whereisjustice | Tue Oct 6, 2015, 11:19 PM (2 replies)
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