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AOC's Chief-of-Staff says the Green New Deal was about restructuring the economy - not combating AGW

Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/10/feature/how-saikat-chakrabarti-became-aocs-chief-of-change/?utm_term=.389bf17c9d27

Many of us were highly critical of AOC's Green New Deal because it DIDN'T DO A FUCKING THING ABOUT global warming - the most critical issue we face today. It was all about paying for single payer and other highly suspect social programs that are not threats to all life on Earth.

Now they have admitted it.

Springsteen releases pre E Street Band version of 'Spirit in the Night' on his Youtube channel




On May 1, 1973 Bruce Springsteen and his band played the 2,000-capacity Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles as the opening act for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show and New Riders of The Purple Sage. The band, which wouldn’t be known as the E Street Band until September of 1974, featured original drummer Vini Lopez as well as saxophonist Clarence Clemons, bassist Garry Tallent and pianist Danny Federici. The Boss unveiled professionally-shot footage of “Spirit In The Night” and “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” from the Ahmanson Theatre concert on YouTube.

“Spirit In The Night” features Springsteen on piano, while “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” sees Bruce playing acoustic guitar. Bruce Springsteen recorded a studio version of the former for inclusion on his 1973 debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park, which came out four months before the concert in Los Angeles. A studio version of “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” would make it onto The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle when the LP was released in November of 1973.


https://www.jambase.com/article/bruce-springsteen-1973-videos-western-stars-film

July 8, 2019

Rocketman (Elton John) or Yesterday (Beatles) - which should I take the SO to see?

Which one is better?

Which groups of people would be exempt from Medicare For All?

Team Sports/Pro athletes for one. There is no way Tom Brady or LeBron James is going to a Main St physician. If private insurance is illegal would private docs be illegal?

What if big companies followed suit and hired their own medical staffs? Would a Google clinic be illegal?

Would Congress be on MFA? I seriously doubt that.

Of course the military would not be on MFA.

Would medical tourism be illegal? Let's say the best specialists all relocated to the Caribbean to charge 10x the federal reimbursement rate for MFA?

The rich will never stand in the same line with the average Joe.

MFA needs to be discussed before it is adopted wholesale by the party.

Wow, Linda Ronsdtadt covered Joni Mitchell's "River" way back in 2000



Thank you Youtube.


I will always love Joni most but this version by Linda is wonderful,

A Joe Biden/Barack Obama ticket passes Constitutional muster according to legal experts

But what about the 22nd Amendment that forbids someone from RUNNING for POTUS for a third term?

Michael Dorf, a professor at Cornell Law School, gave his opinion on the issue in an interview with the Washington Post in 2015.

“The drafters of this language [of the 22nd Amendment] knew the difference between getting elected to an office and holding an office,” Dorf explained. “They could have just said ‘no person may hold the office of president more than twice.’ But they didn’t.”

Indeed, Dorf even signaled that the present-day Supreme Court’s hands would be tied on the matter. In a case from 1968, the Court ruled eligibility requirements that restrict people from running for federal office had to be read with a narrow interpretation — that is, the letter of the law mattered more than a broad interpretation of the rules. To rule differently now would thwart the established precedent created more than 50 years ago.

Looking at the 22nd Amendment with a narrow lens, it’s clearly written in a way to allow a former president to run as someone else’s vice president. It may not have been the collective authors’ intent for that to have happened, but they didn’t consider disallowing it either.


https://hillreporter.com/could-joe-biden-pick-barack-obama-as-his-running-mate-in-2020-32771

The Amendment is LITERAL and allows him to serve again. Take that Federalist Society! Those are the words of the Constitution!

President Obama, we need you now to save your legacy.

From CNN in 2015 "US passes Saudi Arabia to become number one oil producer in the world"

Oil production has grown so much that last summer the nation caught and passed Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer. Before Obama leaves office, domestic oil production could top the U.S. record set in 1970.


https://money.cnn.com/2015/01/28/news/economy/obama-oil-boom/index.html


Did I just hear the Liar-in-Chief try to take credit for this?

We also produced record amounts of clean energy and natural gas in 2015.

Thanks Donnie the Liar!

Photos Show What Humans Have Done To The Planet

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/06/15/727583729/the-anthropocene-project-captures-humanitys-indelible-mark-on-the-planet


They created over 50 images capturing the impact of humans on the Earth, like a sprawling, 30-acre garbage dump in Kenya, large swaths of deforestation in Borneo and waterways damaged by oil siphoning in Nigeria.

Their expansive, multidisciplinary body of work is called The Anthropocene Project.

The project, which includes photography, film, virtual reality and augmented reality, took four years to complete and launched in September 2018. The exhibition is currently on display at the Fondazione MAST Museum in Bologna, Italy. And their film will be shown in the U.S. this fall.


The Earth is sick.

Why is it suddenly important to rehabilitate the toxic term "socialism"?

I don't get it.

The only thing I can think of is that one certain candidate who is running as a Democrat has hitched his wagon to the term.

Is there any other reason?

Please do tell.
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