Most Recent Jumbotweetshttp://jumbotweet.com/Most recent Jumbotweets on Jumbotweet.com.en-usger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179728http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179728Only rarely in U.S. history do writers transform us to become a more caring or less caring nation. In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a strong force in making the United States a more humane nation, one that would abolish slavery of African Americans. A century later, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) helped make the United States into one of the most uncaring nations in the industrializedjumbotweetWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:52:52 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179727http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179727Only rarely in U.S. history do writers transform us to become a more caring or less caring nation. In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a strong force in making the United States a more humane nation, one that would abolish slavery of African Americans. A century later, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) helped make the United States into one of the most uncaring nations in the industrializedjumbotweetWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:52:49 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179674http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179674"...scholarly journals have also reported frauds. One case in point is Andrew Wakefield’s false assertion of a link between vaccines and autism in children. Wakefield published this report in 1998, based on fabricated and unethically obtained data. The journal the Lancet fully retracted it in 2010, but even today this false claim lives on." goo.gl/OQsGJWjumbotweetSat, 22 Apr 2017 19:28:42 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179580http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179580gdn: This describes Don the Con better than any. So READ THIS, you Trump voter--1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into hisjumbotweetSat, 15 Apr 2017 13:52:42 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179578http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179578gdn: This describes Don the Con better than any, so READ you gullible Trump-voter--1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into hisjumbotweetSat, 15 Apr 2017 13:47:44 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179577http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179577gdn: This describes Don the Con better than any, so READ, you gullible Trump-voter--1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into hisjumbotweetSat, 15 Apr 2017 13:43:49 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179575http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179575gdn: This describes Don the Con better than any. So READ, you Trump-voter--1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into hisjumbotweetSat, 15 Apr 2017 13:40:20 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179574http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179574gdn: This describes Don the Con better than any--1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires,jumbotweetSat, 15 Apr 2017 13:31:14 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179573http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179573gdn: This describes Don the Con better than any--1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires,jumbotweetSat, 15 Apr 2017 13:31:13 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179512http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179512"Last year, President Obama’s labor secretary, Thomas Perez, successfully issued the fiduciary rule to ensure that financial advisers provide advice that is untainted by conflicts of interest. The rule is scheduled to go into effect next month.""It’s estimated that current and future retirees lose $17 billion each year thanks to advisers who are not acting in our best interests." Source--EPI. #45jumbotweetTue, 11 Apr 2017 17:04:23 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179403http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179403"...the Constitution was very clear about where a supermajority was needed. There were only five instances in the original Constitution: ratification of a treaty, override of a veto, votes of impeachment, passage of the Constitutional amendment, and expulsion of a member." gdn: The Pugs, of course, bring us back to the constitution re SCOTUS only when it packs the court in theirjumbotweetThu, 06 Apr 2017 19:28:22 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179386http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179386How the Donald Came to Rule"What made Trump unacceptable to the Republican establishment and their corporate backers was not merely his unabashed racism and misogyny, or his casual references to his penis size. Trump champions an economic nationalism that rejects central tenets of the bipartisan neoliberal agenda that has impoverished segments of the middle and working classes. Capital was uneasyjumbotweetMon, 03 Apr 2017 18:53:54 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179383http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179383gdn: The following is the result of Republican and Republican-lite (Dems) economic policies beginning with Reagan on, IMHO--"In 1995, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, there were 43,115 deaths from the disease and its complications. Twenty years later, our current opiate epidemic has passed that gruesome marker, racking up 52,404 deaths. Today, opioid-related deaths outnumber those resultingjumbotweetMon, 03 Apr 2017 14:56:13 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179341http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179341[The so-called] free market. But it’s not the kind of free market that Adam Smith and the classical “free market” economists had in mind. The rentier sector’s lobbyists have taken over peoples’ mind. This is what Killing the Host is all about. It’s the basic intellectual dynamic of parasitism…. That is what the parasitic sector, the FIRE [FinanceInsuranceRealEstate] sector, has done in modernjumbotweetWed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:32 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179340http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179340[The so-called] free market. But it’s not the kind of free market that Adam Smith and the classical “free market” economists had in mind. The rentier sector’s lobbyists have taken over peoples’ mind. This is what Killing the Host is all about. It’s the basic intellectual dynamic of parasitism. In nature, parasites don’t simply attach themselves to a host and suck out blood, or take the surplus injumbotweetWed, 29 Mar 2017 14:36:40 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179339http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179339"If you believe this “meritocracy” patter talk, you’re not going to resent predatory wealth. You’re going to resent yourself. The oligarchy has made debtors and the middle class subject to a Stockholm Syndrome. They blame themselves. They think that “If only we can cut taxes on rich people like Donald Trump wants to do, they can have enough money to hire us and we’ll get richer.”But that’s notjumbotweetWed, 29 Mar 2017 14:27:46 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179253http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179253What a farce. The Great Recession of 2008 was a direct result of deregulation, so the solution is -- more deregulation? The fact that the American people are swallowing this intellectual swill is a tragedy. Look, here's the facts -- we've had 3 periods of deregulation: the late 1800's (followed by the biggest economic collapse in the country's history up until that time in the 1890's); the 1920sjumbotweetFri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:44 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179113http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-179113Gloria Steinem, the liberal activist and writer, wrote in an email that she had grown tired of “false equivalency or even-handedness” from news organizations, which she blamed for aiding Mr. Trump’s rise.“I watch MSNBC for Joy Reid, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell because I trust them as journalists,” Ms. Steinem wrote, adding, “A journalist’s job is not to be balanced; it’s tojumbotweetThu, 16 Mar 2017 16:26:54 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178938http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178938Trump’s Former Campaign Adviser Throws Him Under The Bus On Ukraine (DETAILS)By Natalie Thongrit - March 3, 2017“What is so noteworthy about Gordon’s recent comments is the fact that they directly contradict President Trump, who said in July of last year that he had nothing to do with the changes regarding Ukraine.” goo.gl/b1uJpIjumbotweetFri, 03 Mar 2017 19:31:47 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178916http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178916"...U.S. military officials have told Reuters that Trump approved the raid – the first operation he approved as president – “without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations.” He green-lit the mission over dinner at the White House residence, and while the raid was underway, Trump did not go to the Situation Room and did not monitor the developments in real time."jumbotweetThu, 02 Mar 2017 14:36:26 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178902http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178902When Canadian Scientists Were Muzzled by Their GovernmentStarting in 2007, shortly after Mr. Harper became prime minister, new rules were issued that prevented federal scientists from speaking freely with the media about their research without clearing it with public relations specialists or having an administrative “minder” accompany the scientists on interviews or to scientific conferences.jumbotweetWed, 01 Mar 2017 18:25:32 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178876http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178876gdn: Here is a new slant on jobs and robots---"We need to give the robot scare a rest. Robots are not leading to mass joblessness and are not the cause of wage stagnation or growing wage inequality. Recently, the New York Times referred to the robot scare as a “distraction from real problems and real solutions.” Instead, we should focus on policy choices that lead to things that truly threatenjumbotweetSun, 26 Feb 2017 14:59:06 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178875http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178875gdn: Here is a new slant on jobs and robots---"We need to give the robot scare a rest. Robots are not leading to mass joblessness and are not the cause of wage stagnation or growing wage inequality. Recently, the New York Times referred to the robot scare as a “distraction from real problems and real solutions.” Instead, we should focus on policy choices that lead to things that truly threatenjumbotweetSun, 26 Feb 2017 14:59:04 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178874http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178874"We need to give the robot scare a rest. Robots are not leading to mass joblessness and are not the cause of wage stagnation or growing wage inequality. Recently, the New York Times referred to the robot scare as a “distraction from real problems and real solutions.” Instead, we should focus on policy choices that lead to things that truly threaten workers and their families like eroding laborjumbotweetSun, 26 Feb 2017 14:56:13 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178833http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178833"Public-private partnerships are one of the surest ways of shoveling money into the gaping maws of corporate wallets, used, with varying names, by neoliberal governments around the world, particularly in Europe and North America. The result has been disastrous — public services and infrastructure maintenance is consistently more expensive after privatization. Cuts to wages for workers who remainjumbotweetThu, 23 Feb 2017 12:44:31 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178761http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178761gdn: Net Neutrality in danger—"After Donald Trump’s election, Ajit Pai, then a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), boasted that he was “more confident than ever” that net neutrality—the concept that all Internet traffic is treated equally—was about to end, that its “days are numbered.” "Source: The Nation newsletter jumbotweetMon, 20 Feb 2017 17:26:57 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178701http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-178701"Those Republicans who stand by watching all of this, silently, in the hope that in return for their obeisance they will get away with forcing a right-wing agenda of privatization, deregulation, and inequality upon the nation, should keep in mind that when survivors look back upon a time of acute crisis, those who are remembered are not the spineless and opportunistic who hoped to snag a piece ofjumbotweetFri, 17 Feb 2017 17:14:41 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177990http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177990"You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say I'll paint your house.... In the old days that's what people would do to get health care with their doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I'm not backing down from that system."A 'GOP canditate's solution for healthcare, 2010. Source: DailyKosjumbotweetTue, 17 Jan 2017 15:20:05 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177968http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177968"...The best way to be sure that 2017 is not 1934 is to act as though it were. We must learn and relearn that age’s necessary lessons: that meek submission is the most short-sighted of policies; that waiting for the other, more vulnerable group to protest first will only increase the isolation of us all. We must refuse to think that if we play nice and don’t make trouble, our group won’t bejumbotweetMon, 16 Jan 2017 14:48:41 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177897http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177897gdn: As to the following, remember, Gorbachev was promised NATO would not expand—"I think it's highly unlikely Putin is going to change from a shark into a goldfish. We are going to see sharklike behavior continue around the periphery of NATO."JAMES G. STAVRIDIS, a retired American Navy admiral who was NATO supreme commander from 2009 to 2013. Source: NYTimes newsletterjumbotweetFri, 13 Jan 2017 13:37:51 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177840http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177840"There are solutions to Trump. They involve reasoned strategizing and patient focus on issues people actually care about. Whatever those solutions are, venerating the intelligence community, begging for its intervention, and equating their dark and dirty assertions as Truth are most certainly not among them. Doing that cannot possibly achieve any good, and is already doing much harm."goo.gl/KeBKpMjumbotweetWed, 11 Jan 2017 19:00:21 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177839http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177839"THERE IS A REAL DANGER here that this maneuver can harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him. If any of the significant claims in this “dossier” turn out to be provably false — such as Cohen’s trip to Prague — many people will conclude, with Trump’s encouragement, that large media outlets (CNN and BuzzFeed) and anti-Trump factionsjumbotweetWed, 11 Jan 2017 18:58:06 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177838http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177838"It is not hard to understand why the CIA preferred Clinton over Trump. Clinton was critical of Obama for restraining the CIA’s proxy war in Syria and was eager to expand that war, while Trump denounced it. Clinton clearly wanted a harder line than Obama took against the CIA’s long-standing foes in Moscow, while Trump wanted improved relations and greater cooperation. In general, Clinton defendedjumbotweetWed, 11 Jan 2017 18:48:43 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177739http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177739"From the German occupation headquarters at the Hotel D'Angleterre came the decree: ALL JEWS MUST WEAR A YELLOW ARMBAND WITH A STAR OF DAVID.That night the underground transmitted a message to all Danes. 'From Amalienborg Palace, King Christian has given the following answer to the German command that Jews must wear a Star of David. The King has said that one Dane is exactly the same as the nextjumbotweetSat, 07 Jan 2017 15:12:34 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177659http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177659LONDON — Europe, the soil on which Fascism took root, is watching the rise of Donald Trump with dismay. Contempt for the excesses of America is a European reflex, but when the United States seems tempted by a latter-day Mussolini, smugness in London, Paris and Berlin gives way to alarm. Europe knows that democracies can collapse.goo.gl/bUAkjQjumbotweetTue, 03 Jan 2017 18:55:16 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177658http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177658gdn: Free Tuition for Under $125000 families in NY"Under the Excelsior Scholarship, described as the first of its kind in the nation, students whose families make $125,000 or less per year would be eligible to attend all public universities in New York for free. More than 940,000 middle class families and individuals would qualify for the program, according to a statement from Cuomo'sjumbotweetTue, 03 Jan 2017 18:31:29 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177631http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177631". It’s impossible (or at least dishonest) to present the evidence for Russian responsibility for hacking the Democrats without using language like this--possibly, appears, connects, indicates. The question, then, is this: Do we want to make major foreign policy decisions with a belligerent nuclear power based on suggestions alone, no matter how strong?"goo.gl/00ih9gjumbotweetMon, 02 Jan 2017 14:37:16 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177613http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177613American capitalism as a supposedly “free market”, “private enterprise” system is a myth. In reality, it is, by contrast, a centrally planned, subsidized support system for elite profit-making. Massive US military spending year-on-year is crucial to the support system for this kind of economic parasitism. Logically then an arms race induced against Russia would be a welcome boon for thejumbotweetSun, 01 Jan 2017 21:04:12 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177427http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177427"...the Trumpsters have vowed to dismantle various government programs. They are determined to severely limit the protection of labor, replace public schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools, and drop regulatory protections in the health, safety and environmental fields, among others. Acting without the requisite legal authority is of little concern to Mr. Trump.” (gdn: And tojumbotweetWed, 28 Dec 2016 14:34:42 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177426http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177426"...the Trumpsters have vowed to dismantle various government programs. They are determined to severely limit the protection of labor, replace public schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools, and drop regulatory protections in the health, safety and environmental fields, among others. Acting without the requisite legal authority is of little concern to Mr. Trump."goo.gl/F9iqWsjumbotweetWed, 28 Dec 2016 14:31:11 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177349http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-177349gdn: In the U.S., if your bank fails, your bank’s derivative “gambling” debtors will be paid off before you are given your deposits. “In principle, depositors are the most senior creditors in a bank. However, that was changed in the 2005 bankruptcy law, which made derivatives liabilities most senior. Considering the extreme levels of derivatives liabilities that many large banks have, and thejumbotweetSat, 24 Dec 2016 18:11:20 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-176113http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-176113ICYMI folks!Why didn’t they challenge Barack Obama’s signing into law Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act? Section 1021 overturns the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibited the military from acting as a domestic police force. The section also permits the military to carry out extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely injumbotweetTue, 29 Nov 2016 19:05:33 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175974http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175974The secret GOP plan--a shocker!: During the Reagan era, a friend and former colleague, a professor of American history, was invited to the deliberations of a Washington think-tank that provided policy direction for the Republican Party. As they discussed growing the debt and increasing the deficit, he was flabbergasted: “Are you not the party of balanced budgets and debt elimination?” The replyjumbotweetSat, 26 Nov 2016 22:13:39 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175591http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175591gdn: America’s left will have to be stronger than Germany’s was—The German left was largely powerless to act against the Nazi assumption of power. This was a cause for great concern and international debate at the time: how could fascism take power in Germany, the birthplace of Marxism and a country endowed with powerful trade unions, a strong Social Democratic Party and the largest CommunistjumbotweetSat, 19 Nov 2016 13:08:26 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175578http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175578You mentioned Trump, and you’ve probably heard the argument, or the concern, that fake news somehow helped him get elected. What do you make of that?My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time. I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protesterjumbotweetSat, 19 Nov 2016 02:07:14 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175385http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175385Steve Bannan said this.“So I think the discussion of, should we put a cap on wealth creation and distribution? It’s something that should be at the heart of every Christian that is a capitalist — “What is the purpose of whatever I’m doing with this wealth? What is the purpose of what I’m doing with the ability that God has given us, that divine providence has given us to actually be a creator ofjumbotweetTue, 15 Nov 2016 17:35:46 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175087http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175087But not all is lost. Working people won on Tuesday in many ways. Across the country, people stood up for public goods, especially education and transit.Californians said “no” to tax cuts for the wealthy, protecting $4 billion in funding for public education and health care for children.Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly rejected a major expansion of privately operated, but publicly fundedjumbotweetFri, 11 Nov 2016 14:46:15 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175011http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-175011gdn: This is why Dems lost:Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last twenty-four years, and for four of those years had control of both houses of congress. But in that time they failed to reverse the decline in working-class wages and jobs.Both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama ardently pushed for free trade agreements without providing millions of blue-collar workers whojumbotweetWed, 09 Nov 2016 15:15:01 -0500ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-174775http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-174775I urge everyone to ask to be on this site’s mailing list: goo.gl/Iw45THPUBLIC BANKS: * Make affordable loans to small businesses, farmers, government entities, and students* Save taxpayers up to 50% on critical infrastructure like bridges and trains and schools * Eliminate billions in bank fees and money management fees for cities and states* Support a vibrant community banking sector * EnablejumbotweetSat, 05 Nov 2016 15:18:43 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-174647http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-174647gdn: According to this, Edward Snowden would question what Assange is doing with anti-Clinton leaks:["Democratizing information has never been more vital, and @Wikileaks has helped. But their hostility to even modest curation is a mistake."— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) July 28, 2016]gdn: For wikileaks to expose a government's action MAY be okay but to expose political action is not.goo.gl/iPnA44jumbotweetThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:19:46 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-174368http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-174368gdn: For Americans, this should be embarrassing--"Illiteracy is the norm at those “slumlike” schools and others in Michigan’s biggest city, according to the plaintiffs. The facilities are decrepit and unsafe. The first thing some teachers do each morning is clean up rodent feces before their students arrive. In some cases, teachers buy the books and school supplies, even the toiletjumbotweetFri, 21 Oct 2016 14:58:29 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-148911http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-148911“It is not likely that the use of a nuclear weapon first by either the United States or Russia would lead to the other nation backing down from a conflict,” he said. “Almost certainly the other nation would respond in kind. In short, there is no such thing as a limited nuclear war.”goo.gl/KBFnDhjumbotweetThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:09:31 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-148910http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-148910“It is not likely that the use of a nuclear weapon first by either the United States or Russia would lead to the other nation backing down from a conflict,” he said. “Almost certainly the other nation would respond in kind. In short, there is no such thing as a limited nuclear war.”goo.gl/KBFnDhjumbotweetThu, 29 Sep 2016 19:09:30 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147636http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147636Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has reiterated his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying on Tuesday that President Barack Obama's push to get the trade deal passed during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress is "outrageous" and "absolutely wrong."goo.gl/eUPmOajumbotweetWed, 24 Aug 2016 19:55:28 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147610http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147610 If bad ideas are not allowed to die, good ideas slip into obscurity. Today, one of those buried ideas is enjoying a well-deserved revival: basic income—the idea that every citizen is entitled to an income sufficient to cover basic needs.goo.gl/SoEAOcjumbotweetTue, 23 Aug 2016 19:20:28 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147603http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147603Basic economics tells us that the more charter schools that exist in the public school "market," the more difficult it is for public school teachers to maintain strong unions, pensions, tenure rights, and bargaining power.goo.gl/oz5O6RjumbotweetTue, 23 Aug 2016 15:27:32 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147168http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147168"Cuba has shown it only takes justice and social development to fight drugs. In our country, the crime rate per 100,000 people is one of the lowest in the world. No other country in the hemisphere can exhibit such low rates of violence. It is known that, despite the blockade, no other country can boast our high education levels.”—Fidel Castrohttp://goo.gl/z6mRVojumbotweetSun, 14 Aug 2016 02:18:51 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147148http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-147148gdn: I support Clinton but concerned here—Clinton’s role in supporting the coup in Honduras is a reminder that the Middle East is not the only part of the world in which she is willing to set aside principles of international law and human rights to advance perceived U.S. economic and strategic interests. Indeed, it may be a troubling indication of the kind of foreign policies she would pursue asjumbotweetSat, 13 Aug 2016 18:15:05 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146760http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146760""Young men make up 42 percent of all of Europe's asylum seekers in 2015." That's right: 42 percent of first-time asylum seekers in 2015 were men aged 18 to 34. And the percentage of asylum seekers who were women in that age cohort? Eleven percent.That imbalance — much larger in some countries — points to a future in which considerable numbers of young men will find it extremely difficult to findjumbotweetFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:59:51 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146758http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146758"...if you are someone who wants to stop Trump or Brexit, your goal should be to communicate effectively with the people who believe it is in their interest to support Trump or Brexit. I think in general there is no effort on the part of media elites to communicate with those people and do anything other than tell them that they are primitive, racist, and stupid. And if the message being sent isjumbotweetFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:38:27 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146756http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146756"...if you are someone who wants to stop Trump or Brexit, your goal should be to communicate effectively with the people who believe it is in their interest to support Trump or Brexit. I think in general there is no effort on the part of media elites to communicate with those people and do anything other than tell them that they are primitive, racist, and stupid. And if the message being sent isjumbotweetFri, 05 Aug 2016 15:34:07 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146745http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146745(gdn: Privitization of Pubic responsibilities is not working; it is just lining private pockets and hurting public needs and public budgets)"Later this year, we’re releasing a report on the ways in which the decades-long experiment of privatizing public goods and services has helped fuel America’s recent historic inequality. From Medicaid to public transit, education, and water, privatizationjumbotweetFri, 05 Aug 2016 14:33:31 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146744http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146744(gdn: Privitization of Pubic responsibilities is not working; it is just lining private pockets and hurting public needs and public budgets)"Later this year, we’re releasing a report on the ways in which the decades-long experiment of privatizing public goods and services has helped fuel America’s recent historic inequality. From Medicaid to public transit, education, and water, privatizationjumbotweetFri, 05 Aug 2016 14:33:30 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146587http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146587gdn: We must not disagree with Trump on the wrong things—“Democrats and their allies have failed to acknowledge that Trump’s opposition to sending arms to Ukraine is consistent with the Obama administration’s position. Nor have they grappled with the fact that President Obama has also characterized some of our European allies, accurately, as “free riders.” And while Democrats have eagerlyjumbotweetTue, 02 Aug 2016 18:36:37 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146537http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-146537gdn: After cops arrest protestors they give their money to credit card companies that then become debit cards thru which the released protester gets the money returned with exorbitant fees. This is another new low for the financial industry and must be stopped.The Financial Firm That Cornered the Market on JailsThousands of arrestees a year are forced into get-out-of-jail-broke cards that arejumbotweetMon, 01 Aug 2016 18:24:59 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-145734http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-145734"Tiffany Doe herself says that she is in mortal fear of Mr. Trump to this day:I am coming forward to swear to the truthfulness of the physical and sexual abuse that I personally witnessed of minor females at the hands of Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein . . . I swear to these facts under the penalty for perjury even though I fully understand that the life of myself and my family is now in gravejumbotweetFri, 22 Jul 2016 02:01:53 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-145389http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-145389gdn: a better economic world is possible--“During the first four years of the ongoing European crisis, the report shows that cooperatives actually created a net increase in jobs. Employment in Italian cooperatives increased by 8 percent between 2007 and 2011. Furthermore, this “anti-cyclical” performance appears to be “caused primarily by the creation of new cooperatives.” In other words, as thejumbotweetThu, 14 Jul 2016 15:13:41 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-145147http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-145147.....the big money behind the recent push for legalization has come, not from a grassroots movement, but from a few very wealthy individuals with links to Big Ag and Big Pharma.......Monsanto now appears to be developing genetically modified (GMO) forms of cannabis, with the intent of cornering the market with patented GMO seeds just as it did with GMO corn and GMO soybeans. For that, the plantjumbotweetSun, 10 Jul 2016 14:39:55 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144839http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144839“…our [American] Democracy has fallen. We have been taken over; defeated; our voices neutered; our freedoms trampled; our democracy vanquished.No invading force accomplished this; no jackboots echoed across our republic; no alien flag was raised above our lands. Not a single shot was fired by our vaunted military to halt this takeover. No, this was a quiet coup, accomplished from within, andjumbotweetMon, 04 Jul 2016 16:50:44 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144838http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144838“…our [American] Democracy has fallen. We have been taken over; defeated; our voices neutered; our freedoms trampled; our democracy vanquished.No invading force accomplished this; no jackboots echoed across our republic; no alien flag was raised above our lands. Not a single shot was fired by our vaunted military to halt this takeover. No, this was a quiet coup, accomplished from within, andjumbotweetMon, 04 Jul 2016 16:50:39 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144837http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144837“…our [American] Democracy has fallen. We have been taken over; defeated; our voices neutered; our freedoms trampled; our democracy vanquished.No invading force accomplished this; no jackboots echoed across our republic; no alien flag was raised above our lands. Not a single shot was fired by our vaunted military to halt this takeover. No, this was a quiet coup, accomplished from within, andjumbotweetMon, 04 Jul 2016 16:50:37 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144643http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144643 gdn: The 1% is winning the class war world wide--“…In Greece you had a classic situation. A poor, small corner of the European economy, only freshly part of the unified Europe, is overwhelmed by the economic crisis of capitalism’s dissolving itself in 2008. No one in their right mind could have blamed the Greek government or Greek policy for causing that crisis.However, in the years since 2008,jumbotweetWed, 29 Jun 2016 14:31:56 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144573http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144573“Last week, in a live-streamed address to supporters, Sanders declared that the political revolution had in fact just begun."We have begun the long and arduous process of transforming America—a fight that will continue tomorrow, next week, next year, and into the future," he said. "My hope is that when future historians look back and described how our country moved forward—into reversing thejumbotweetMon, 27 Jun 2016 03:25:43 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144533http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144533“This is where we are today. The US is declining as a global superpower on all fronts, challenged militarily by rival powers and makeshift guerilla insurgencies alike, and eating its own tail economically as the Frankenstein it created tears at the seams."The real question is not whether US hegemony is waning," Emmanuel Wallerstein writes in his 2003 The Decline of American Power, "but whetherjumbotweetSat, 25 Jun 2016 02:11:42 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144363http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144363Top Democratic donors in the financial industry are threatening revolt after news broke that top Wall Street critic and progressive darling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is one of the leading candidates for vice president under Hillary Clinton.An in-depth report published by Politico on Monday cites a dozen interviews with Clinton's Wall Street backers—of which there are many—warning that thejumbotweetTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:28:25 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144324http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144324gdn: Much of private profit derives from public funded development—“…Steve Jobs started with boxes of silicon and wires in a garage and fashioned the first Apple computer. The reality is explained by Mariana Mazzucato: "Everything you can do with an iPhone was government-funded. From the Internet that allows you to surf the Web, to GPS that lets you use Google Maps, to touchscreen display andjumbotweetMon, 20 Jun 2016 17:48:11 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144323http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144323“…Steve Jobs started with boxes of silicon and wires in a garage and fashioned the first Apple computer. The reality is explained by Mariana Mazzucato: "Everything you can do with an iPhone was government-funded. From the Internet that allows you to surf the Web, to GPS that lets you use Google Maps, to touchscreen display and even the SIRI voice activated system -- all of these things werejumbotweetMon, 20 Jun 2016 17:45:30 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144317http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144317“…when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, one of his first acts was to declare:During all my years in prison, Cuba was an inspiration and Fidel Castro a tower of strength… [Cuban victories] destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa … a turning point for the liberation of our continent -- and of my people -- from thejumbotweetMon, 20 Jun 2016 01:47:17 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144277http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144277gdn: a majority of MUSLIM SPIRITUAL LEADERS must start condemning “Islamic terrorism;” if a West vs Islam war is to be avoided. IMHO.“Members of the left who claim such terrorism has nothing to do with Islam need to become aware of the issue at hand that is Islamism, and understand the ramifications of evading discussions on it. The Arab world’s moral collapse is the result of decades ofjumbotweetSat, 18 Jun 2016 14:36:43 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144246http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144246gdn: a majority of MUSLIM SPIRITUAL LEADERS must start condemning “Islamic terrorism;” if a West vs Islam war is to be avoided. IMHO.“Members of the left who claim such terrorism has nothing to do with Islam need to become aware of the issue at hand that is Islamism, and understand the ramifications of evading discussions on it. The Arab world’s moral collapse is the result of decades ofjumbotweetSat, 18 Jun 2016 00:14:52 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144024http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144024Steve Benen has a useful summary of the growing history of Republicans' "hostage [style of] governing":* April 2011: House Republicans threaten a government shutdown unless Democrats accept GOP demands on spending cuts.* July 2011: Republicans create the first-ever debt-ceiling crisis, threatening to default on the nation’s debts unless Democrats accept GOP demands on spending cuts.* SeptemberjumbotweetSat, 11 Jun 2016 15:21:24 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144023http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-144023Steve Benen has a useful summary of the growing history of Republicans' "hostage governing":* April 2011: House Republicans threaten a government shutdown unless Democrats accept GOP demands on spending cuts.* July 2011: Republicans create the first-ever debt-ceiling crisis, threatening to default on the nation’s debts unless Democrats accept GOP demands on spending cuts.* September 2011:jumbotweetSat, 11 Jun 2016 15:19:35 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143970http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143970Although Mulroney had hidden the cash payments (totalling $225,000) from tax authorities for six years, his lawyers managed to cut a deal that allowed the former PM to avoid any fines or penalties, and only required him to pay half the taxes he would have paid if he’d obeyed the tax laws — laws that chumps like you and me are legally obliged to obey.It certainly looked like favouritism to ajumbotweetFri, 10 Jun 2016 23:15:09 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143969http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143969However, Taibbi continued:The maddening thing about the Democrats is that they refuse to see how easy they could have it. If the party threw its weight behind a truly populist platform, if it stood behind unions and prosecuted Wall Street criminals and stopped taking giant gobs of cash from every crooked transnational bank and job-exporting manufacturer in the world, they would win every electionjumbotweetFri, 10 Jun 2016 19:37:41 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143968http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143968Is NASA privately owned?gdn: A regrettable piece of news to me!!!NASA likes to say they are federally funded and as far as they will go. but the truth is, they are a privately held federally funded company. They are not a federal agency.Source: answers websitejumbotweetFri, 10 Jun 2016 18:39:35 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143967http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143967Is NASA privately owned?gdn: An regrettable piece of news to me!!!NASA likes to say they are federally funded and as far as they will go. but the truth is, they are a privately held federally funded company. They are not a federal agency.Source: answers websitejumbotweetFri, 10 Jun 2016 18:36:04 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143746http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143746gdn: Israel has far, far too much influence on North American politics, in my view, as evidenced by this:“New York will join 8 others states that have passed anti-BDS [Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions] laws, which "fundamentally violate first amendment rights," and attempt to "stigmatize and marginalize" supporters of the non-violent movement, said Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the ElectronicjumbotweetTue, 07 Jun 2016 16:55:02 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143744http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143744gdn: Israel has far, far too much influence on North American politics, in my view, as evidenced by this:“New York will join 8 others states that have passed anti-BDS laws, which "fundamentally violate first amendment rights," and attempt to "stigmatize and marginalize" supporters of the non-violent movement, said Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada.” Source:Ali Abunimah: NYjumbotweetTue, 07 Jun 2016 16:51:01 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143712http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143712“Community-college students, unlike their counterparts at for-profit schools, saw their earnings go up after school.”The Average Student at a For-Profit College Was Worse Off After Attending By JOSH MITCHELL at wsj website.(gdn: For full article--copy & paste to search that, which follows—the word “Source” and ends with “MITCHELL”)jumbotweetMon, 06 Jun 2016 03:22:07 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143660http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143660gdn: Internet should be un-privatized and made a public utility. Here is why—“…the biggest problem facing municipal Internet services…the cable companies. When Chattanooga first started planning its municipal network, Comcast sued, saying the service amounted to unfair competition for the company. It lost the suit, but Comcast and other companies have spent millions of dollars on ad campaigns andjumbotweetSat, 04 Jun 2016 18:23:45 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143655http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143655“And so voters are likely to be faced with a dismal choice this coming November: a choice between a candidate with a record of odious pronouncements, Trump, versus a candidate with a lousy record, Clinton. Given the options, there are of course reasons to pull the lever for Clinton come November, but she will need to be challenged by a revitalized peace-and-diplomacy movement within her party tojumbotweetSat, 04 Jun 2016 15:50:13 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143586http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143586WALL STREET DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT PUBLIC BANKS... drastically reduce borrowing costs for governments (and the rest of us);save taxpayers money by eliminating big bank fees;enable low-cost financing of public infrastructure projects;support community-based banks;create jobs and boost Main Street.PBI is leading the way: join us!Source: publicbankinginstitute website at .orgjumbotweetThu, 02 Jun 2016 16:33:53 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143544http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143544“…under Bush, the IRS slashed the budget for auditing the wealthy, while spending heavily on building new systems to detect the smallest errors for the working class returns.”Source: If you missed it, the biggest military corruption scandal in decades By Craig234 Wednesday Jun 01, 2016 at dailykos website (gdn: For full article--copy & paste to search that, which follows—Source thru Craig234)jumbotweetWed, 01 Jun 2016 18:55:52 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143515http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143515gdn: Important revelations re Saudi Arabia—"The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending….It took several discreet follow-up meetings to iron out all the details, Parsky said. But atjumbotweetTue, 31 May 2016 18:57:36 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143514http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143514gdn: Important revelations re Saudi Arabia—The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending….It took several discreet follow-up meetings to iron out all the details, Parsky said. But at thejumbotweetTue, 31 May 2016 18:56:16 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143511http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143511“The nation’s biggest banks are bigger than ever, with a greater concentration of assets than before the crisis. Compensation on Wall Street has rebounded to record levels. There have been no real legal, economic, or political consequences for the senior executives of the financial firms that crashed the economy. . . . And, Wall Street and its allies in Congress continue to wage a fierce,jumbotweetTue, 31 May 2016 17:19:08 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143492http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143492For Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned expert in theoretical physics and cosmology, the success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a mystery.Hawking called Trump “a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator,” during an appearance on the United Kingdom’s ITV network.Source: “One Of the Biggest Geniuses Ever Issues A Warning About Donald Trump” By Oliver Willis May 30,jumbotweetTue, 31 May 2016 03:38:24 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143479http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143479Democracy is not Capitalism.Capitalism is not Democracy. I wish everyone, including Bernie Sanders, would stop conflating democracy with capitalism. We all know that present day Democratic Socialism is a system that includes capitalism; but, it is NOT Democratic Socialism--it is Capitalistic Socialism or Capital Socialism. It is a system that taxes the rich and its capital, to fund thejumbotweetMon, 30 May 2016 19:06:08 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143475http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143475Democracy is not Capitalism.Capitalism is not Democracy. I wish everyone, including Bernie Sanders, would stop conflating democracy with capitalism. We all know that present day Democratic Socialism is a system that includes capitalism; but, it is NOT Democratic Socialism--it is Capitalistic Socialism or Capital Socialism. It is a system that taxes the rich and its capital, to fund the health,jumbotweetMon, 30 May 2016 18:57:43 -0400ger32 's JumboTweethttp://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143471http://jumbotweet.com//tweet/-143471gdn: As per the following—Please name just one, Mr. Holder“I know there are ways in which certain of our agents were put at risk, relationships with other countries were harmed, our ability to keep the American people safe was compromised,” Holder told Axelrod.Source:“Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed 'public service' with NSA leak” Monday 30 May 2016 16.56 BST—The Guardian website (forjumbotweetMon, 30 May 2016 18:14:08 -0400