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Jack Burton

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Platform for the Movement for Black Lives

Yep. This is a winner. How much of this will the DNC incorporate into the dem platform?
Together, we demand an end to the wars against Black people. We demand that the government repair the harms that have been done to Black communities in the form of reparations and targeted long-term investments. We also demand a defunding of the systems and institutions that criminalize and cage us. This document articulates our vision of a fundamentally different world. However, we recognize the need to include policies that address the immediate suffering of Black people. These policies, while less transformational, are necessary to address the current material conditions of our people and will better equip us to win the world we demand and deserve.

* An immediate end to the criminalization and dehumanization of Black youth
* An end to capital punishment.
* An end to money bail, mandatory fines, fees, court surcharges
* An end to the use of past criminal history to determine eligibility for housing, education, licenses, voting, loans, employment, and other services and needs.
* end to all deportations, immigrant detention, and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids, and mandated legal representation in immigration court.
* An end to the war on Black trans, queer and gender nonconforming people including their addition to anti-discrimination civil rights protections to ensure they have full access to employment, health, housing and education.
* end to the use of technologies that criminalize and target our communities (including IMSI catchers, drones, body cameras, and predictive policing software).
* The demilitarization of law enforcement
* An immediate end to the privatization of police, prisons, jails, probation, parole, food, phone and all other criminal justice related services.
* an end to all jails, detention centers, youth facilities and prisons

* free access for all Black people (including undocumented and currently and formerly incarcerated people) to lifetime education including: free access and open admissions to public community colleges and universities, technical education (technology, trade and agricultural), educational support programs, retroactive forgiveness of student loans, and support for lifetime learning programs.
* a guaranteed minimum livable income for all Black people
* government reparations focused on healing ongoing physical and mental trauma, and ensuring our access and control of food sources, housing and land.
* mandated public school curriculums that critically examine the political, economic, and social impacts of colonialism and slavery
* Legislation at the federal and state level that requires the United States to acknowledge the lasting impacts of slavery, establish and execute a plan to address those impacts.

* A reallocation of funds at the federal, state and local level from policing and incarceration to education, local restorative justice services, and employment programs.
* The retroactive decriminalization, immediate release and record expungement of all drug related offenses and prostitution
* Free comprehensive health centers, culturally competent services for all people, specific services for queer, gender nonconforming, and trans people, full bodily autonomy, full reproductive services, mental health services, paid parental leave, and comprehensive quality child and elder care.
* free education for all, special protections for queer and trans students, free daycare, and freedom from unwarranted search, seizure or arrest.
* A divestment from industrial multinational use of fossil fuels and investment in community- based sustainable energy solutions.
* A cut in military expenditures and a reallocation of those funds to invest in domestic infrastructure and community well-being.

* A progressive restructuring of tax codes ensuring redistribution of wealth.
* Federal and state job programs that specifically target Black people
* A right to restored land, clean air, clean water and housing and an end to the exploitative privatization of natural resources
* Restore the Glass-Steagall Act to break up the large banks
* loans and other government directed resources for Black communities globally. All aid in the form of grants, loans or contracts to help facilitate this must go to Black led or Black supported networks and organizations as defined by the communities.
* Financial support of Black alternative institutions including policy that subsidizes and offers low-interest, interest-free or federally guaranteed low-interest loans to promote the development of cooperatives (food, residential, etc.), land trusts and culturally responsive health infrastructures that serve the collective needs of our communities.
* worker protections to incarcerated people. at link

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The Lefts War On White Men Rages On

Here is a photo of a group of racists

SCOTUS death watch
Welcome to the U.S. Supreme Court Death Watch - SCOTUS Deathwatch
This page was created in response to a question I brought up when discussing the Supreme Court with a friend. We were commiserating over our dislike for a particular justice and I wondered, "How much longer will he be on the court?" Knowing that justices are appointed for life, I figured we were stuck with him until he keeled over. I looked up his birthdate and punched it into the Social Security Administration Life Expectancy Calculator and got my answer. Granted it's a very rough approximation, and most people will retire before they actually are knocking on death's door, but it gave me a bit of an idea of how much longer he would be hanging around SCOTUS.

I then figured, there must be other people like me, who want to know how long a particular justice will be sitting on the bench (statistcally speaking).

I give you, the SCOTUS Deathwatch!

All sitting justices are listed here. Each justices' birthdate is used to determine their actuarial life expectancy using the SSA caculator. Now if a particular SCOTUS decision rubs you the wrong way, and you want to know when the court may change its leaning, you have one handy web page that will give you an idea when a justice's time is up!

Somebody hacked David Hogg's twitter account

Checkout his account photo

Nobody wants to take away your guns

except for the Democratic Party and the "gun safety" organizations they support. Make no mistake, the ultimate goal of the totalitarian left is total civilian disarmament.

"We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily -- given the political realities -- going to be very modest. . . . we'll have to start working again to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen the next law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal -- total control of handguns in the United States -- is going to take time. . . . The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal." Pete Shields, Chairman of the National Council to Control Handguns (NCCH), which was later renamed to Handgun Control, Inc., and then renamed again to Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Every now and then they let the mask slip and tell you what their true goals are.

Okay. I'm coming out of the closet. I admit I fully support and live the LGBT lifestyle.

Libs are still beating the dead horse of racism.

I hope Dem keep pushing racial memes in the coming election cycles.
People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor
A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.
“Instead,” she writes, “it was about dominant groups that felt threatened by change and a candidate who took advantage of that trend.” “For the first time since Europeans arrived in this country,” Mutz notes, “white Americans are being told that they will soon be a minority race.” When members of a historically dominant group feel threatened, she explains, they go through some interesting psychological twists and turns to make themselves feel okay again. First, they get nostalgic and try to protect the status quo however they can. They defend their own group (“all lives matter”), they start behaving in more traditional ways, and they start to feel more negatively toward other groups.
The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment
More than a year after President Donald Trump won the election, there are still some questions about what drove him to victory: Was it genuine anxiety about the state of the economy? Or was it racism and racial resentment?

economic anxiety isn’t driving racial resentment; rather, racial resentment is driving economic anxiety. We found, as he has in a larger population, that racial resentment is the biggest predictor of white vulnerability among white millennials. Economic variables like education, income and employment made a negligible difference.

Is the political classs obsession with global warming rotting their brains?

The Government earned plaudits from the green lobby yesterday for its new plan to crack down on the craze for wood-burning stoves. As the Mail reported on its front page, the stoves chuck out lethal pollution, particularly from wet wood, and contribute to thousands of early deaths from lung and heart disease.

But hang on! One reason Britain burns more wood than it has done for decades — a 2016 survey found 7.5 per cent of households in London burn wood — is that only recently, the Government and the greens told us burning wood to heat our homes was the best thing we could do for the environment. Wood is ‘sustainable’, we were told. It gives off less CO2 than any other heating. It will help us save the planet and meet CO2 reduction targets under the Climate Change Act. As a result of these persuasive arguments, about 1.5 million British homes have wood-burning stoves and 200,000 more are sold every year.

Now we learn that wood-burning is the single biggest source of tiny soot particles called PM2.5s — they are also emitted by burning coal and diesel — which go into our lungs and are said to be responsible for an estimated 37,800 premature deaths a year. Given these horrific facts, why have governments in recent years made wood-burning such a core part of energy policy? For there is no doubt ministers have been desperate to encourage it.

Even the most ardent green activist groups have protested that chopping down millions of acres of forest in America to fuel a system that ends up chucking out more CO2 is an absurd ecological disaster.

..................This reminds me of how leftist doomers pushed for ethanol to "save the planet". But all it did was enrich the corn lobby and stare millions of people. Leftist policies invariably enrich themselves, restrict liberty, and usually kill a bunch of people.

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