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Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face

It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan: 1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and 2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected.


https://joebiden.com/climate/

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Really like that section. Folks need to brought along into the idea that fighting climate change is the economic growth frontier that people like me have recognized for years. People have been made to fear such change for what they perceive they must give up, instead of what they have to gain. It isnít a cost center, no, itís the valuable work of the time in which we live.

And Democrats take care of poor people

Is a refrain I still hear from elders in Texas. Just listen to Bidenís speeches to unions and youíll get how this is true for working families.

Democrats are better at running the economy, too. If Bush v. Gore hadnít gone down the way it did, maybe banking regulators under a Democratic administration would have reigned things in. Maybe under such, republicans would have placed more value on green energy, rather than insisting on digging around in the dirt for coal and a past that never existed. Then Obama wouldnít have had to cleanup the recession created under dubya AND push for solar/Paris accords so late. If Texas wasnít further gerrymandered to hell in 2012, then maybe the state would have expanded Medicaid, and my friend would have lived to his 34th birthday, and not died in the gap.

Itís simply more complex than one candidateís proposed solutions that lump sliding middle class families like mine in with billionaire-elite-class-establishment speak. I see organized labor as a natural thing to occur in a free market system, and if you think Bidenís speeches to unions are for billionaire donors, then I donít know what else I could say to dispel these cruddy notions of Democrats as being some sort of republicon-lite establishment party that doesnít care about workers.

Thank you, JHB - is a list to treasure

And I look forward to when your toons threads can resume.

I'm wondering if this sort of 'logic' is behind the FAA's new proposed rules

The public comments close tomorrow, March 2. The new rule would require drones over half a pound to broadcast their flying location over the internet. Is another instance where Iím forced to question whoís safety and privacy theyíre truly protecting when the proposal fails tests of practicality, reality, and proportionality.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/02/new-faa-drone-rule-is-a-giant-middle-finger-to-aviation-hobbyists/

Kickin' to journal

Good points and links to reference

Or you could take it as a set of criticisms to consider

In an effort to make your preferred candidate stronger. I think this OP is a fairly thoughtful rundown of weaknesses that need to be addressed. Performance in the primary is not the same as how heíll do in the general election.

Youíll see Iím supporting Biden, but that doesnít mean Iím not working to find as much mental flexibility, and dare I say, enthusiasm, as possible to sell Bernie as best I can if it comes down to it.

Dismissing these types of points or Bernieís fanny-wagging tweet of a false equivalency between two starkly different parties isnít going to make him a stronger candidate for energizing all Democrats for the GE.

Iím gonna journal Nanceís OP to reference, as I do think itís helpful in my efforts. Also, helps to feel heard through a highly readable post.

Thatís my opinion, and youíre certainly welcome to dismiss it out of hand as well.

Lemme also welcome you to DU:

Journaling

So I can read this again. Iíve said variants of the sentiment in your first sentence quite a few times in my offline life.



Have been a more conscientious shopper since tRump took office

Have foregone buying a tv, and Iíve passed on several pairs of shoes. Am wearing out old purses/bags. I like thrift store shopping.

I use vinegar, dish soap, and occasionally regular bleach as my primary cleaning agents around the house. Are cheap and Iím not buying as much from chemical companies. Was done with oven cleaner years ago - that shit is toxic awful. I could go on about big chem, but wonít.

Adopted using cloth napkins before he took office, and donít buy nearly as many paper towels. I donít bother folding them, bleh, no - I just shove them in a drawer.

Bought carbon offsets last year for a flight. And, am making efforts to drive less/purchase gas less often.

Itís as much a protest against tRump as it is about conserving in the face of global warming. I still buy stupid stuff, but less than I used to.

So, youíre not alone - is already happening in my household.

During the first segment, she discussed barr's timeline and involvement in this previously reported:

Prosecutors unlikely to charge Trump Org executives, sources say
By Erica Orden and Kara Scannell, CNN
Updated 7:17 PM ET, Fri July 12, 2019

(CNN)A federal investigation into whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign-finance laws appears to be wrapping up without charges being filed, according to people familiar with the matter.

For months, federal prosecutors in New York have examined whether company officials broke the law, including in their effort to reimburse Michael Cohen for hush-money payments he made to women alleging affairs with his former boss, President Donald Trump.
In recent weeks, however, their investigation has quieted, the people familiar with the inquiry said, and prosecutors now don't appear poised to charge any Trump Organization executives in the probe that stemmed from the case against Cohen.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics/trump-organization-federal-prosecutors/index.html

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Is a must watch.


I've really enjoyed ❤️ week

And would like to give all my heart-givers an extra . Had a nicer week just because you spent a moment on my behalf.

Has been good to hear from some of those who donít post as much as they used to ó am looking at you, Maeve 💙.

Iím so very fond of DU and DUers, itís not even funny. Except for when it is, and then, sometimes itís maddening, but I love it here all the same.



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