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Old 05-20-2022, 03:56 PM   #41
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I do not believe they should cede any territory whatsoever. Inclusive of Crimea.

The annexation of Crimea was the single most destabilizing geopolitical move in the modern era. It brought us to where we are today. If Ukraine cedes territory, permits Russia to absorb resource and personnel, then there is precedence for this type of behavior from a superpower. Annexation is an archaic and draconian strategy for geopolitical problems that akin to acting like a bully. Not the world we should strive to live in.

Imagine a world where they cede territory. And then portions of Georgia. And portions of Moldova. And before you know it. And before you know it, the USSR is back. Now, would that be a problem in theory? No, not if those people actually wanted that. The EU is a republic of sorts where the people have chosen this. So is the United States. Forming your own union by force is everything you should stand against.
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Old 05-20-2022, 05:22 PM   #42
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If people want to see more progressive ideas come to fruition, there needs to be a long term strategy to keep people engaged.

On the other hand, right now we have one party controlling the House, Senate, White House and by extension all the federal agencies. Not to mention the majority of big cities (nothing new on that front).

We're living the strategy.
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Old 05-20-2022, 07:22 PM   #43
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Let’s be real, nobody controls the senate right now.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:24 AM   #44
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Correct

There’s really no equivalent on the GQP side of a Manchin and Seinma.

Those two did help get covid relief, infrastructure, and a SC Justice thru. Aside from that they might as well be republicans.

No one on GQP side is willing to help push legislation thru

As for Ukraine, they should not nor the West allow Russia to annex more land. This puts Europe even closer to world war as Russia will not stop their.

The West has a small opening right now to drive Russia out, but countries like France are showing their weakness by trying to give Putin an off ramp and suggestion of Ukraine just give up a little more….

We’re about to see mass starvation due to Russia blocking off ports for wheat and other produce. Russia and Ukraine export a large percentage of wheat and other materials to the world. Africa will take the brunt of the pain

Gas prices could go even higher this summer ($6.40 here) and as Headache stated, people don’t vote on policy. They vote on simple measures. Gas, groceries, immigrants

Fetterman in PA crushed it because he knows how to message. He also didn’t give a fuck and would show up to events in sweatpants and basketball shorts. Rather than telling people democrats have reduced the deficit by 45.583939772%, he told people he would fix their healthcare. No real policy talk, just basics

And the fact he pulled a gun on someone in his past probably helped him
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Let’s be real, nobody controls the senate right now.
He knows.
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Old 05-22-2022, 12:01 PM   #46
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As for Ukraine, they should not nor the West allow Russia to annex more land. This puts Europe even closer to world war as Russia will not stop their.

.....We’re about to see mass starvation due to Russia blocking off ports for wheat and other produce. Russia and Ukraine export a large percentage of wheat and other materials to the world. Africa will take the brunt of the pain
The war has already been on for four months. Is food production going to increase or decrease if the war is still grinding on Fourteen months from now? Four years? I'm not suggesting there's a good answer for Ukraine, just suggesting what might be realistic given the situation and the U.S.'s role in it.

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Gas prices could go even higher this summer ($6.40 here) and as Headache stated, people don’t vote on policy. They vote on simple measures. Gas, groceries, immigrants
......No real policy talk, just basics
Military plane carrying 39 tons of baby formula arrives in U.S.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/baby-fo...ilitary-plane/

The flight was the first of several to provide "some incremental relief in the coming days" as the government works on a more lasting response to the shortage, Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, said Sunday.

Reese told CNN's "State of the Union" that Sunday's flight brought 15% of the specialty medical grade formula needed in the U.S., and because of various actions by the government, people should see "more formula in stores starting as early as this week."

Longer term, he said, the U.S. needs more formula providers "so that no individual company has this much control over supply chains."
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A complete and utter sickness of the mind.

Kids get shot, MORE GUNS.

Must own the libs!!
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14 students. i'm sick. we actually let it fucking happen again to an elementary school. AGAIN.

everyone of you "pro life" fucking hypocrites can go fuck yourselves.
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Old 05-24-2022, 04:07 PM   #50
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We are the only nation this happens to. Others have just as fucked up people as we do (though maybe not to our scale now), yet we don't read about kids getting shot up in schools. Or grocery stores. Or movie theaters.

Yet we'll continue to elect officials to office who will not budge on this issue due to greed and their own mental illness. The thought that more guns will make us safer is delusional, and that we all need to live in fear that the next time we leave our house, we could be shot up because we won't regulate a dangerous weapon.
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14 students. i'm sick. we actually let it fucking happen again to an elementary school. AGAIN.

everyone of you "pro life" fucking hypocrites can go fuck yourselves.
Same goes for their bullshit "Look how Christian I am!" posturing.

I'm seeing political ads in my area from Trumpian candidates in which they're going on about how they'll end Biden's "abortion agenda", whatever the fuck that is, while in the very same breath they're also proclaiming they'll protect people's Second Amendment rights.

Absolute madness. And they get away with this shit. Every single fucking time.
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It’s 18 children now.

Let’s arm the children so this never happens again.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:28 PM   #53
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Or assign 15 cops to each child to act as shields.

Second mass shooting where law enforcement engaged the suspect and was unable to disarm
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are red states ok?

(no, they aren't)

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To get a snapshot of murder rates across the country from 2019 to 2020, Third Way, a think tank of centrist Democrats whose vice chairman is the former global head of equity trading for Goldman Sachs, crunched the numbers, compiling 2019 and 2020 murder data from all 50 states and large D-run and R-run cities to illustrate the point that the rise in crime is a growing menace oblivious to party preference.

For thirty-seven of the fifty states, they relied on annual crime reports released by state governments. The remaining thirteen states didn’t have 2019 or 2020 crime reports publicly available. For some, such as Mississippi, the authors were unable to find any reports online. For others, they might have been missing a 2020 report. In seven states, the public sources only provided murder per capita rates, so using the rates and census population data, they estimated the number of murders in that state.

They found that as a general rule of thumb, the murder rate is higher in Red States than in Blue States. In 2020, the 25 states voting pro-Trump averaged 8.20 homicides per 100,000 residents, while in the 25 pro-Biden states the homicide rate averaged 5.78 murders per 100,000 residents.

Another surprising takeaway: while murder rates have surged throughout the country, mid-sized cities with Republican mayors have actually fared far worse than big cities with Democratic mayors.

“Republicans seem to do a much better job of talking about stopping crime than actually stopping crime,” said Jim Kessler, Third Way’s executive VP for policy, and an author of the report, in an interview with Axios.

Take Bakersfield, a safe Republican district in California’s Central Valley and the birthplace of Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who has represented a broad swath of the city in Congress since 2006. Bakersfield is one of the most reliably red districts in the country’s bluest state. It has voted Republican in every election in the 21st Century. In 2020, in a state in which the number of registered Democrats is nearly double that of Republicans, Trump won the city by 10 points. So it’s a bit surprising to learn that on a per capita basis, controlling for differences in population size, the homicide rate in Bakersfield in 2020 was more than double that of Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco.

Fresno, another Republican-led city in the Golden State often overshadowed by L.A. and S.F., has a homicide rate nearly triple that of San Francisco’s and double that of L.A.’s. Devin Nunes, former chair of the House intelligence Committee, was Fresno’s representative in Congress for the previous 19 years. He stepped down in January to take a job working for Donald Trump.

And consider Jacksonville, Florida, a city that has been governed by a Republican mayor, a Republican Governor and two Republican senators for dozens of years. Yet In 2020 it recorded 128 more murders than San Francisco did (in absolute numbers) despite the conservative Bold New City of the South having a population roughly the same size as that of the celestial-blue “City by the Bay.” Shockingly, Jacksonville’s 2020 murder rate was also three times that of New York City.

Around the country, murder rates in many Republican-controlled states and cities were well above the national average. According to Third Way’s report “The Red State Murder Problem”:

“Tulsa (19.64) and Oklahoma City (11.16) have Republican mayors in a Republican state and have murder rates that dwarf that of Los Angeles (6.74).”
In Kentucky, “Lexington’s Republican mayor saw record homicides in 2020 and 2021, with a murder rate (10.61) nearly twice that of New York City (5.94).
“Bakersfield (11.91) and Fresno (14.09) each have Republican mayors and murder rates far higher than either San Francisco (5.6) or Los Angeles (6.74).”
Of the top six states with the highest jump in murder rate from 2019 to 2020—and eight of the top ten—were dyed-in-the-wool “red” bastions like Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

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Second mass shooting where law enforcement engaged the suspect and was unable to disarm
But, but, the good guys with guns!
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This is insane. We talk about mental health issues in this country and this is near the top

The Right will do anything to deflect or restrict access to guns.

Schools will eventually be more fortified than military bases.
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US Politics XXXV: My Insurrection Lasted More Than 4 Hours

I’m really lost. Why is it that other western countries don’t need the military industrial complex to sell elementary schools ballistic blankets? What are we missing?
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I’m really lost. Why is it that other western countries don’t need the military industrial complex to sell elementary schools ballistic blankets? What are we missing?
They don't allow gun manufacturers to buy just enough senators to prevent something that an overwhelming majority of people want done from happening.

It's cool, though. We'll figure it out.

Lol just kidding, it's actually about to get worse once Trump's Supreme Court rules on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Guns are people, you know.

Hey that gives me an idea...maybe we should arm fetuses. For their own protection, of course. A gun in the hands of a good fetus is no threat to anyone other than abortion doctors, after all.
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