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#ChicagoPolice: #JussieSmollett was seen on video with Subway sandwich AFTER attack

Great thread with some funny comments. One is really interesting -- it points out bleach freezes below 18 degrees (it was 17 that night).

This false flag is falling apart. Now, will Chicago Police press charges for false report when it is all proven to be a YET ANOTHER lefty lie?

Posted by freedumb2003 | Sat Feb 2, 2019, 11:52 AM (3 replies)

A Handy Guide to facial Expressions

Hat tip to FR

gillette hates Gingers

Not just white guys, but GINGERS are the problem. Count the gingers while the commercial is broken down for everyone:

She Guevara: Any System That Allows Billionaires To Exist Is Immoral


Does it depend on whose side the billionaires align? Actually no, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells the audience at this Martin Luther King Day forum yesterday evening. The billionaires themselves may not be immoral, the new Congresswoman from New York declares, but the system that allows them to exist has to be.

Don’t be too quick to discard this as another data point on AOC’s maladroit track record:

.@AOC says it's "immoral" that the American economic system "allows billionaires to exist."

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019

“I don’t think that necessarily means that all billionaires are immoral,” she added. “It’s not to say someone like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet are immoral people. I don’t believe that.” …

“I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez isn’t altogether wrong on this point, even if she does go off the rails a bit when claiming that corporations like Wal-Mart and Amazon pay employees “less than a minimum wage,” while “essentially” getting the government to transfer wealth to them. Both companies pay above the minimum wage — in fact, both companies raised their base pay last year after the tax-reform bill went into effect. (To be fair, she may have gotten “minimum wage” confused with “living wage,” which she had just mentioned.) As far as wealth transfers, both companies and lots of others benefit from state and local deals to locate their facilities within their jurisdictions, which certainly is frustrating for level-playing-field advocates, but at least ostensibly that also provides jobs in those communities, too.

Otherwise, though, Ocasio-Cortez is basically stating a premise that most Christians would hear in church — that the gross hoarding of wealth violates the self-sacrificing love that should exist among God’s children in terms of overall distribution of Creation’s bounty intended for all. Calling the system “immoral” might be a bit hyperbolic, but many people would at least agree that recent outcomes of our economic system have become imbalanced, if not warped. The problem isn’t capitalism itself but in our lack of effort to enforce anti-trust laws to keep wealth — and therefore political power — accruing into fewer and fewer hands. That trend has accelerated the rise of populism on both sides of the ideological divide and corroded confidence in our public institutions, as I wrote in my column at The Week:

Plenty has been written about the rise of the populist right and its focus on borders and immigration, which both preceded and mirror those same concerns in Europe. Donald Trump captured that impulse long before Bannon joined his presidential campaign, appealing to those who have felt ignored over those issues by the conglomerated governing classes in Washington. He also appealed to those who have lost out in globalization and whose needs and concerns were dismissed by institutions and both parties who celebrated the victories of that globalization without doing much to mitigate the pain it caused or to protect against abusive trade practices.

However, left-wing populists have also emerged and might even be ascendant at the moment. Bernie Sanders went from a back-bench crank to nearly grab the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. D’Ambrosio’s oversight shortchanges the real concerns that drive populism on the other side of the ideological aisle — some of which overlap with those on the right, including deep suspicion of global markets and the people who benefit by them. Decades of consolidation by mergers and acquisitions in every industry have pushed more wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands. Rather than have existing institutions and those governing them check that trend, the people increasingly believe that all the consolidated money and power has warped the institutions into legal and political cover for a small group of beneficiaries.

The 2016 election cycle showed the result of those institutional failures. Americans elected someone who would act against those institutions to deliver populist justice, and nearly had both major-party candidates for options. The corrosion of the legislative process both fuels and highlights this problem. Congress isn’t interested in compromise because voters aren’t interested in it. And that’s because compromise has become a catch-word for the status quo of disconnection and inauthenticity.

This is how we got Trump, and it’s how we got Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez, too. The solutions championed by all three have mainly been to manipulate tax policy to the benefit of their preferred constituencies. We would be far better off pursuing a more aggressive anti-trust policy in the financial and tech markets especially, flattening and paring the tax code to prevent future rent-seeking behaviors, and therefore rebalancing both the wealth and political power in the US to a more even distribution. That would help rebuild confidence in our public institutions and greatly weaken the impulse for populist strongmen to work around them.

Will we get there? Not with Ocasio-Cortez’ solutions, but that doesn’t mean she’s not correct to some extent about the problem itself. And until we recognize the problem and start to correct it, her top-down socialist policies will sound better and better to more and more American voters, even though they would only make the problem exponentially worse.

$5B is too much for protection, $125B is OK for welfare

Your tax dollars at work:

House: don't play chicken with someone with nothing to lose (shameless vanity)

What the House and the swamp don't realize is this: President Trump has nothing to lose. Being POTUS is a side job that has been a huge loser for him financially.

He is the first POTUS since Truman who is really in the job to help America. He has gotten nothing from it and in the end will have his record to look back on (already impressive).

He of course wants to be re-elected but he doesn't NEED to be re-elected. Unlike so many who have come to the position with a long history of being on the government teat, he is independently wealthy. Most Americans (and every lefty on this board) has no idea how much $ a billion dollars IS. When you get to that level, making money for what it can do no longer matters. Money for the people in that stratum is how you KEEP SCORE.

So when lefty and advisers tell the President "this might affect your re-election chances" his understandable answer is "so what?"

Everyone he is up against in the House has never encountered this before. He won't blink. He might do some artful negotiations (always start from a position of strength and always be willing to walk away) but he has absolutely NOTHING personally on the line.

His only concern is what is good for America. Just like him being the first POTUS to tell China and other trading partners he won't put up with their unfair gaming the system anymore, likewise he knows what America needs and that is the wall to keep invaders out.

Have all the tantrums you want, lefty. These are facts you are incapable of understanding (for a list of reasons too long to go into here).
Posted by freedumb2003 | Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:21 AM (1 replies)

Paul H Metzer of JP recommends Insurance Fraud -- anyone know if that is RL name?

"Paul H Mentzer January 3, 2019 at 6:47 PM

SSI is reduced by any "in kind" assistance you get,

I advise my client, when they live with relatives, to make sure the relative charges them rent, even for months they lived with that relative while waiting to be on SSI. Thus your father should tell SSA that he has been charging you rent for the months and years you have been waiting to be on SSI. I recommend $200 a month going back two to three years. SSA is only concerned about what you have BEEN CHARGED not what you have paid.l Thus get your father to send you a bill for $200 a month for at least the last three years.

Remember Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is reduced by any other source of income. This is NOT true of Social Security Disability only SSI. That income can include “in kind” assistance as in NOT being charged Rent, This does not mean you have to pay your father, it is important that he tells SSA that he has been and will continue to charge you rent. Thus tell him to go back years, for if he does not the SSI you are entitled to for the months you were waiting to be ruled to be disabled will be reduced by what he does NOT charge you. Thus the comments of $450 a month instead of $750 a month. The difference is the amount of “In kind” care your received in the form on not being charged rent. Get your father to state he wants his rent money and make him demand it from YOU. You can then take that letter to SSA to show you were charged for that rent even if you did not pay it."

Recommending retroactively getting rent receipts is Insurance fraud - punishable by up tio $250,000 and/or 5 years in prison:

This is bigtime stuff, folks.

On edit: I used the SI fraud online form to report it myself. I have them the link so what they do is up to them. Not sure if SSI Fraud division is working now or not.

Posted by freedumb2003 | Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:29 PM (1 replies)

Southwest Airlines' legendary co-founder Herb Kelleher dies at 87

2019 has been most unkind so far.

RIP -- a major pioneer in the airline industry.
Posted by freedumb2003 | Fri Jan 4, 2019, 08:26 AM (0 replies)

Lol Richard's gonna Richard and be rear hurt

Some people similarly named to tepid pussy are easily insulted.

Not naming names but what a baby.
Posted by freedumb2003 | Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:47 PM (4 replies)

Does anyone have RCW2014's source (NPC) code?

I am thinking about writing an NPC and would like a model.

Given the unoriginality of responses it produces I assume it was written in Fortran or COBOL or maybe even BASIC.

I mean I think the scanning news reports for bad news about America part is pretty straightforward but I am not sure I can reproduce the complete hatred against America and her supporters.
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