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Re: “Danehy

*standing up and applauding Rick Spanier's post*

When I consider "what forces propel two presidents who could not be more different in style and demeanor from pursuing the same destructive objectives" -- all I come up with is "follow the money."

Who is being enriched? Who is being impoverished? Mainstream Democrats are bought and paid for by big corporations and untraceable campaign donations (dark money). Mainstream Republicans are bought and paid for by big corporations and untraceable campaign donations (dark money).

The whole system is corrupt, and us regular folks are suffering in so many ways.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/26/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

I didn't say there was no proof. I said Trump hadn't been convicted yet and that if he denies something, he's probably lying.

I gave you links to lawsuits and to numerous statements from women who don't know each other --including one of Trump's wives -- who all say the same thing about him. He assaults adult women and teenagers, sexually touches them without consent, and rapes violently. He is utterly untrustworthy and apparently has little sense of morality. He even has expressed sexual interest in his own daughter. I wouldn't choose to be alone with him, and I'd never let any woman or girl I cared about be put in a position where she's vulnerable to him.

As for the list of women you provided -- from the little I know, I believe them too. We should be able to hold more than one thought at a time. It is very possible that both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton do not respect women or marriage vows. But deflecting criticism about Trump by saying "other people do it too" is not helpful. If we want to have any credibility beyond partisan bs, we have to acknowledge when "their" side does it -- and when "our" side does it too.

(btw, I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, so neither of these sides is "my" side.)

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/13/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Danehy

CW13 -- If you really want to know "how is Trump a sex offender?" you can read some of these articles. Do I need to supply you with the definitions of "sexual assault," "rape," and "nonconsensual groping"?

http://www.snopes.com/2016/06/23/donald-tr…

http://people.com/politics/every-sexual-as…

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/featu…

http://time.com/4572925/megyn-kelly-donald…

You will probably argue that he hasn't been convicted (yet), and you will probably quote his denials. But since Trump lies almost every time he opens his mouth, and since there is no proof that any of these women lie, I believe the women. Would you trust him with your daughter?

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/13/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

Thank you for writing what you did, Hard Work. But now I'm even more confused.

Wouldn't it be better for you and your family to not have to struggle so hard? Why does anyone have to "earn" health care? No one should have to work 3 jobs to be able to live a decent life.

To me, "government" and "taxpayers" are human beings deciding that other human beings (all of us) deserve to be taken care of. Don't the major religions all talk about caring for our neighbors? This is what I want my taxes spent on!

EVERY OTHER civilized country provides some form of health care to their people. The president just praised the Australian system, where everyone has health care and prescription prices are controlled.

The system we have isn't working AND it's expensive. We have relatively high infant mortality. We have lots of bankruptcies from health care bills. Our life spans are getting shorter.

Why not -- as a nation -- take care of each other? If you are not heartless, then what stops you from opening your heart to this possibility? We as a country are so rich, and so talented -- of course we can make this happen. What could possibly be your objection to that? There's plenty of money. We're just not spending it in the right places.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/05/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

To those who are talking about "free stuff" and getting a better "work ethic" and "envy" about rich people -- you are completely out of line.

Don't you know anyone who has diabetes or cancer? Don't you know anyone who works a couple of part-time jobs to make ends meet and gets no benefits from either one? Don't you know anyone whose child was born with a birth defect? Your heartlessness and lack of compassion are appalling. People will die if Trumpcare becomes law.

This bill takes money directly from poor and working people and gives it to the extremely rich, who don't need it at all. Why you would applaud such a move -- which will eventually affect you and the people you love -- is bewildering to me.

You want to make America "great"? Let's join the civilized world and do what every other developed country does (and many not so developed) and take care of each other. There's plenty of money in the United States. We just spend it on the wrong stuff, like trips to golf resorts, multimillion-dollar bombs, and tax breaks for billionaires.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/05/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

I tried to reach McSally by phone all morning. The DC phone number was just busy, busy, busy starting at around 7am Arizona time (10am Eastern). But even when her local office opened at 9am, no one was answering the phone. I managed to leave voicemail telling her to vote No, but clearly she doesn't care at all about the thousands of her constituents who will, once again, not be able to have health insurance.

This is a disgusting bill, heartless toward poor people and those who are the most sick, and generous to the richest 1 percent, who get a tax break! Medicare For All is the only answer to the terrible mess that is the US "health" system. Why are we the only industrialized country that allows people to go bankrupt because of illness? Our health care costs are higher than most other countries and our results are worse. Shame on this Congress and shame on McSally!

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/04/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Anti-Trump Rally at UA

What, Again:
It doesn't matter how much oil there is still in the ground. If we extract it and burn it, we will kill the planet and our descendants. Why do we have to destroy things in the name of "progress" and "technology"? Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD. We could instead focus on more sustainable energy for jobs, for building infrastructure, and for the future environment.

the Native people protesting in ND keep reminding us: you can't eat money, you can't drink oil. Water is life giving and life sustaining -- and if we pollute the air and degrade the water by burning more oil and coal , we will all suffer.

I don't want that for my loved ones, and I don't want that for yours.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 11/16/2016 at 5:20 PM

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