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Video evidence of the real thugs

Two minutes long and be forewarned, it is distrubing:

https://www.facebook.com/realjordanuhl/videos/601780133757728

Suddenly Yang's idea of universal basic income doesn't seem so crazy

It was often ridiculed, even by some on here, but now Pelosi and many others are warming to the idea, according to the LA Times:

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-05-20/universal-basic-income-coronavirus-stimulus-aid

97-year-old WWII vet to meet with Drumpf Friday

This is a story about the soldier who decoded the surrender announcement from Germany. However, a few paragraphs in it reports that he was to be flown from Phoenix to Washington today in order to meet drumpf at the White House tomorrow. Wonder if the news about Drumpf's aide testing positive will change those plans, since the shithead is meeting with someone who has to be considered high risk for a lethal outcome should the vet contract COVID-19. My guess is the asshole won't give a thought to that possibility.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/i-finished-it-veterans-recall-moment-peace-came-to-europe-ve-day-75-years

Meet the Arizona nurse who stood up to the thugs

Her name is Lauren Leander and she is a 27-year-old nurse in Phoenix. She volunteered to work extra shifts during this crisis, and got a couple of other nurses to stand with her as thug protesters cursed, insulted and brushed closely by her during their astroturfed "protests". BTW, he father is a broadcaster for the Phoenix Suns.

Lauren Leander is AWESOME.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2020/04/21/icu-nurse-who-stood-masked-and-silent-rally-open-arizona/3001723001/

The President should lead by example and drink a bottle of Clorox

Don't leave it to others to show the efficacy of a cure that you yourself suggested could work. Be a real leader at a time of crisis and do the right thing by being the first to try this potential solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your base would love you even more (if that's possible) and Democrats like me would be impressed (for the first time ever) by the courage you would show by this selfless act.

Iconic City Lights bookstore on verge of closing

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San Francisco's iconic City Lights bookstore is on the brink of collapse as the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the business to keep its doors shut.
Elaine Katzenberger, who is the Publisher and CEO of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers -- both the store and its publishing arm -- has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the $300,000 that is needed to keep the business afloat.
"City Lights is faced with formidable challenges at present: Our bookstore has been closed to the public since March 16, and must remain closed for an indefinite period of time," Katzenberger wrote on April 9.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/city-lights-bookstore-san-francisco-gofundme/index.html

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Ferlinghetti - one of the founders of the Beat Movement is still going at 101 - but the iconic bookstore he founded is in trouble. A GoFundme page has been set up:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/aeany-keep-city-lights-books-alive

This bookstore is a living monument to an important part of American literary and cultural history. Hope people can help.

Beautiful music from the very best trad group in the UK - Daimh

FDA cites Jimmy Johns for multi-year, multi-state volations

For using vegetables that were linked to E. Coli and salmonella outbreaks - a practice that went on for seven years and sickened people in mutiple states. Anyone who is familair with the RW, big game "hunter" owner would not be surprised by this. He is a total tool.

EDIT: Found out the a-hole sold it to Inspire Brands. Still won't eat there.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/health/jimmy-johns-fda-warning-letter/index.html

Comparing Sanders voting record with other top Dems

How often does Sanders vote in line with other top Democrats?

Sherrod Brown: 84 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/B000944-sherrod-brown/115

Amy Klobuchar: 77 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/K000367-amy-klobuchar/115

Elizabeth Warren: 93 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/W000817-elizabeth-warren/115

Chuck Schumer: 84 percent
https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/S000033-bernard-sanders/compare-votes/S000148-charles-e-schumer/115

So, 84 percent with the leader of the Senate Democrats. Obviously some differences on a very few big issues but not that much overall. Not as much as those freaking out might think.

Bloomberg's position changes are recent and head-spinning

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But no candidate has reversed themselves as suddenly and jarringly as Bloomberg. He has flip-flopped on the stop and frisk law enforcement practice, raising the minimum wage, and financial sector regulation. He has also issued policies that contradict or obscure his past positions on Social Security and marijuana legalization. The result ― it is increasingly unclear what Bloomberg actually believes and what he will do if he wins the Democratic Party presidential nomination and then the White House.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mike-bloomberg-policies_n_5e4effd4c5b629695f57c481

In other words all those who think this guy is the answer, the truth is we don't know what he will do. His answers at the debate show he hasn't really changed on his past sexist comments or racist policies. He may continue to fund republicans against Democrats. We do know that every step he has taken has been to ensure greater power and wealth for himself - yes even his charitable contributions have laid the groundwork for his rise to power.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/01/bloombergs-bankrolling-wasnt-just-about-campaigns/604390/
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