Tag: ek Politics

Nov 20

Cut Cut Cut- Part 2

The inherent problem with this piece as a whole is that it assumes the tenants of Debt/Deficit Hawkdom which have been demonstrably proven to be false even if you don’t buy the whole nine yards of Modern Monetary Theory. “It’s a Ponzi Scheme”: Wall Street Fears Trump’s Deranged Tax Plan Could Kick Off Economic Euthanasia …

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Nov 20

This Is Totally A Real Thing!

Honest. KFC’s Totally Fried Internet Escape Pod Will Save You From Cyber Monday For Only $10K by Paul Lilly, Hot Hardware Sunday, November 19, 2017 Do you hate how technology has come to rule the day? Are you looking for some peace and quiet during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness that is nearly upon us? …

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Nov 18

The Good Fight

There is more to American politics than fat cats and their political friends. There are serious-minded liberals who fight the good fight on many issues, ecologically oriented politicians who remain true to their cause, and honest people of every political stripe who are not beholden to any wealthy people. But there are not enough of …

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Nov 17

A Full Frontal Thanksgiving

Look, I’m not like that, honest. My eyes are up here, ask anybody. On Taxes Naked Ambition Just a friendly reminder, it’s not Trumpism, it’s Republicanism.

Nov 17

The Slow Death of Neoliberalism- Collected

I’m not apologizing for it, but by now I’d hope it would be obvious to regular readers that not every post represents 100% original content. The late, great Issac Asimov would often claim anthologies of others’ work that he edited as part of his Opera (that’s the correct plural of Opus in Latin, in English …

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Nov 16

Suckers

Being rich doesn’t necessarily make you very bright. It’s well known in the Art community that Donald Trump’s Renoir is a forgery, and not a particularly good one. Some one, or some institution, has just paid $450 Million for a Leonardo da Vinci that is likely just as fake. A ‘Leonardo’ sells for $450 million. …

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Nov 15

More Stupid Tax Tricks

You know, I bang my head on the desk trying to come up with an incredibly lucid explanation of some obscure point and then someone like Paul Waldman does it better in fewer words- (T)he CBO also says that repealing the mandate will result in 13 million fewer Americans with health insurance — hence those …

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Nov 15

About that $300 Billion “Savings” from repealing the Individual Mandate

If you’re like me you’ve heard on the Cable TV and in the newspapers that repealing the Obamacare Individual Mandate will save $300 Billion and asked yourself, how does that work exactly? Should you find a semi-reputable source, like say The New York Times for instance, you’ll find a paragraph similar to this- If it …

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Nov 14

Hitting On Eighth Graders

You know, maybe it’s ok if you’re in the 9th Grade and you have a Junior High School (7th, 8th, and 9th Grade) / High School (10th, 11th, 12th) Educational System. My second girlfriend (I wasn’t fast enough for my first one, a classmate) was a Junior (High School, get your filthy minds out of …

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Nov 12

Dolchstoßlegende

The confluence of Armistice Day and the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution has caused Clio to rear her head again and consider the fortunes of the German Empire in 1918. Contrary to plan, Germany had been thwarted in the West by the French and British but experienced considerable success on the Eastern Front against …

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Nov 11

Cut Cut Cut!

What about cut are we not understanding here? Cut health care for the sick and elderly. Cut deductions for 99% of the population. Above everything else cut the necessity for .01% Plutocrats and Transnational Megacorp Monopolies to pay any taxes at all. It’s also a give, Give, GIVE! program. Give wealthy heirs Aristocratic privilege. Give …

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Nov 10

Not Just Meatballs and Lingonberry Jam

It goes on your meatballs. No, seriously. On the other hand Scandanavians like Lutefisk too, I’ve tried that and it’s not nearly as horrible as you’d think. Nuclear War is exactly as horrible as you’d think. How to Build a Fallout Shelter Using Nothing but IKEA Furniture By Nick Greene, Vice Nov 9 2017 In …

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