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Politics / Panel on Student Protest at Howard U. TODAY at 6pm EDT
« on: October 21, 2021, 07:38:14 PM »
“We Are One: 55 Years of HU Student Protests”
 Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
 Format: Zoom Webinar
 Two Ways to Register: www.HowardAlumniUnited.org or https://bit.ly/weareonehau
 Presented by Howard Alumni United



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Politics / A Real Republican Tells It Like It Is.... And it's DANGER!!!
« on: October 16, 2021, 11:17:07 PM »
Y'all,

I look forward to a candid convo re: the warning that Rick Wilson, former Republican, is giving the country.


I was already DEEPLY troubled and worried about the DOJ under Garland.  He has decided to DEFEND some of the most INDEFENSIBLE bullshyt from the #ErraticTrump reign of ERROR, MALFEASANCE and CORRUPTION.... A prime example being continuing to prostitute the DOJ to defend #3TimeLoser45 in a defamation suit deriving from his behavior DECADES before he took office.

So, I am concerned that Merrick Garland

- who seems like a milque toast to me, suitable for the bench but not Attorney General in dangerous times like this -

will not allow the US Atty in DC to INDICT Bannon and any others who ignore or reject a Congressional subpoena.

Will he be another over-the-hill gutless Mueller-type??  (Did y'all see Schiff's assessment of Mueller and his testimony before Congress?  Wow!!!)

Time will tell - and shortly.

We've seen one institution and one "institutionalist" after another fall under the sociopathic spell of the NYC Con Man.  The Republic hangs by a thread NOW, not only in the days leading up to NON-peaceful transfer of power. 

We've seen a presidential transition sabotaged, a coup attempt and encouragement of a violent insurrection in the Capital building.

And now we see the same CONGENITAL LIAR assert that the "real insurrection" was freaking ELECTION DAY.

THAT, however, is not in itself worrying.  What's dangerous, looming and a death threat to the Republic & it's democratic ideals...

 (rarely put in full operation, if ever)

...is that with VERY RARE exceptions the gutless GQP officials go along, cheer it on, kiss #3TimeLoser45's ass, or shrivel up in a corner to suck their thumb.  The other thumb is up their ass!!!

And, of course, the Know Nothing #ErraticTrump CULTISTS swallow the Kool Aid by the liter!!  And the militias, Proud Boys, Neo Nazis and Oath Keepers keep stocking up on ammo and kevlar.

But, to make matters worse - IF THAT IS POSSIBLE - Wilson now opines that the G.D. Select Committee is showing signs it is not serious.  I have not personally seen those indications, but Wilson has been ON POINT so often before and has inside access, so I take his warning VERY seriously.

Time will tell....



If Wilson is correct, the country is Fcuked!!

So,... Do y'all think he is an alarmist?

Or, on point in this case?

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Puerto Rico ponders race amid surprising census results


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 The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80%, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public.

The drastic drop surprised many, and theories abound as the U.S. territory's 3.3 million people begin to reckon with racial identity...

[...]

Nearly 50% of those represented in the 2020 census — 1.6 million of 3.29 million — identified with “two races or more,” a jump from 3%... in the 2010 census. Most of them selected “white and some other race.”

Meanwhile, more than 838,000 people identified as “some other race alone,” a nearly 190% jump compared with some 289,900 people a decade ago,...
https://news.yahoo.com/puerto-rico-ponders-race-amid-140610886.html

INTERESTING, HUH....?
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Embattled Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, center left, and supporter
Sherronna Bishop, center, address a crowd outside the Mesa County Courthouse on Oct. 11, 2021.

y04 shared an article where two election workers were fired due to accusations, so I AM SURE he intended to share this one about TWO REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS (not workers) found by a judge (not just an accusation) as being...

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... “unable or unwilling to appropriately perform the duties of Mesa County Designated Election Official.”
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And, from the article
(Judge) Robison wrote in her 22-page order that that Griswold’s office “met the burden of showing that Peters and (Deputy Clerk Belinda) Knisley have committed a breach and neglect of duty and other wrongful acts.”

https://coloradosun.com/2021/10/13/tina-peters-order-mesa-county-2021-election/

Isn't this the case where the official compromised election machines by giving passwords or giving access to unauthorized people......?

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Politics / #ErraticTrump-Supporting Cop Union President Raided by FBI
« on: October 06, 2021, 09:06:30 PM »
New York City police union leader resigns after FBI raid on headquarters



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The FBI raided the Manhattan offices of a New York City police union Tuesday, and hours later, the union's outspoken leader resigned.

Bearing a warrant, agents searched the headquarters of the fifth-biggest police union in the country, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, or SBA, which represents 13,000 active and retired New York City police sergeants.

Simultaneously, FBI agents searched a home in the Long Island suburb of Port Washington, an FBI spokesperson said. It belongs to Ed Mullins, who has led the union since 2002, sources said.

In a letter to SBA members, which was obtained by NBC News, the union's executive board said that it asked Mullins to resign and that he agreed.

"The nature and scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined. However, it is clear that President Mullins is apparently the target of the federal investigation.

https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-raids-york-city-police-152600145.html

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Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses STATE ACTION taken to BAN BOOKS.

https://news.yahoo.com/author-ta-nehisi-coates-banned-124332408.html

Conservatives, many white folks and ALL racists CANNOT handle the truth.

Ta-Nehisi really makes some good points about challenging yourself by reading (and discussing) opposing viewpoints.

It is just so sad that the Conservatives I attempt to engage with are either too dishonest to have a decent discussion OR incapable of it.

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Yep, it's that bad!!


Get ready for One Act Pony's one word reply......
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Politics / The War in Afghanistan Was Corrupt From Jump!
« on: September 25, 2021, 04:54:41 PM »
The War on Terror Was Corrupt From the Start
The war in Afghanistan wasn’t a failure. It was a massive success — for those who made a fortune off it. Instead of a nation, what we really built were more than 500 military bases — and the personal fortunes of the people who supplied them.


https://portside.org/2021-09-16/war-terror-was-corrupt-start

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Politics / What the US Owes Haiti...
« on: September 25, 2021, 02:58:36 PM »
Here's the link to Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AzieDee/status/1441063031518027783?s=04&fbclid=IwAR1q4iGM39qJ7juqHz-ICmwgvOtPwa2Q5Nyabtc5r2qF1HWmuIYqfxoODdw

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Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
·
Sep 23
Replying to
@AzieDee
1. The American Revolution was funded by Haitian money. France gave the American colonies $9Billion to aide the Revolution. France had that money because Haiti was the richest colony in the entire world — richer than the Spanish empire.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
France also used Haiti as a transient point to send troops and other aide to the American colonies to fight the American Revolution. Enslaved Haitians also made the gunpowder that was used in many of the battles.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
3. The reason the Louisiana purchase happened was because France lost Haiti in the Haitian Revolution. The country suffered so much financially from this loss, Napoleon sold their North American colonies to the United States. That’s this entire area.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
4. During the American Civil War, Haiti offered citizenship, land, and free passage to any Black American who could make it to the port in New Orleans.

This was no small thing. Most recently liberated AAs were starving in refugee areas called “contraband camps” during the war.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
How did Haiti go from the richest colony in the world to today’s poverty?

5. After enslaved Haitians self-liberated via the Revolution, France forced them to pay reparations. That’s right, former slaves had to pay the country that had enslaved them. $21 Billion in today’s money.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
Of course they had no money. They were slaves and just fought a 20-yr war. So they had to take out loans from American, German, and French banks. Then they owed the banks, plus interest, putting them in a spiral of debt.

Haiti didn’t finish paying France reparations until 1947.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
6. Because of our proximity to the island, the US was contracted by France to enforce Haiti’s reparation payment via our military, and collect the debt. The US government accrued millions of dollars in fees to do so. A secondary benefit to the loans Haiti took out from our banks.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
7. The US took control of Haiti’s gold reserve, custom houses, administrative institutions, banks, and national treasury. For 20 years (till 1947), the US took 40% of Haiti’s national income to pay the debt to US and French banks. Debt from SLAVES paying reparations to FRANCE.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
·
Sep 23
8. All of the wealth Haiti gave to the Western world was bc of their sugar plantations. The French deforested the island for this. By the time they left in 1804, the soil was depleted and there was major erosion. THIS IS WHY Haiti is more susceptible to hurricanes and flooding.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
9. All of this - the insane debt, military enforced reparations payment to former colonial power, siphoning off 40% of national income, land destruction - impoverished their economy and they could not build infrastructure. This left them vulnerable to corrupt political powers.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
·
Sep 23
I can not emphasize enough that the deforestation in Haiti by French colonizers destroyed the soil, and the lack of tree coverage created massive erosion. This made Europe and the US rich, while causing Haiti to suffer from natural disasters more extremely than it’s neighbors.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
·
Sep 23
Look, European powers were so afraid that the Haitian Revolution would inspire other Black people to kill their masters, they wanted to make sure the new nation failed. They gutted them. Which wasn’t difficult to do to a fledgling nation of former slaves after many years of war.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
Haiti is a clear example of how colonialism/imperialism doesn’t end with national independence. It’s made to create ongoing economic subordination to European powers. It’s a cycle of exploitation, victim-blaming, then gaslighting the world to believe white supremacy is natural.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
The US should be embracing Haitian refugees with open arms. It’s the very least we can do. We should be paying reparations to the country, investing in reforestation and other defenses to natural disaster.

The only way forward for us all is justice and atonement.
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
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Sep 23
A correction to this thread: The 20-year US military occupation of Haiti was was 1915-1930. It included manipulating the 1915 election and installing a pro-American President.
Quote Tweet
Azie Dungey
@AzieDee
 · Sep 23
*correction The occupation was from 1915-1934. US military moved in after several assassinations of Haitian presidents. The US govt was increasingly afraid of German control and influence there. They also forced the election of pro-American President, Philippe Sudré Dartiguenave.

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Politics / Another "F" Up by #ErraticTrump That MIGHT Be Correctable...
« on: September 23, 2021, 01:32:52 AM »
More than a year ago, an #ErraticTrump supporter accused me of opposing and hating #3TimeLoser45 for no reason, and said I couldn't name any policies of his that I opposed.

If I recall correctly, I cited three policies (THERE WERE SOOOO MANY!!!), but since he then blocked me on FB, I cannot go back to re-state them.  i ensured that NONE of them dealt with racism.

The one I remember was the ridiculous scuttling of TPP for apparently no reason other than it had been negotiated by #RealPresidentObama.

And now we have this....


The big trade move America got wrong

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The TPP was originally meant to be an economic counterweight to China’s growing heft. But instead, it could end up amplifying China’s might.

That’s why there’s growing interest in revising the trade pact, rebranding it and bringing the United States into the bloc, after all. “If China joined, this would be the irony of all ironies,” says Wendy Cutler of the Asia Society, who called for the United States to rejoin the deal recently in Foreign Affairs. “It was a U.S.-brokered trade agreement, and China is putting itself up to join. China wants to put the other countries on notice, and see how they respond.”

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-big-trade-move-america-got-wrong-201149752.html

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For Olds..t, y04 & Wiregrass, especially, but truly for ALL of us.

Be sure to watch 'til the end, no matter how much you might disagree...



 :read:

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WHERE DID THAT THREAD GO?


For unknown reasons, when posts are made to the original thread ["...a nation to which Europe owes everything, for Egypt is responsible for..."}, the thread is INVISIBLE on the Board's Politics Forum.  It can be found only by searching for it, e.g. "Egypt Europe".

In order to maintain continuity, when anyone posts in the ORIGINAL THREAD, please "bump" this thread so that others will be alerted to check it.

Then,... interested O-Dan members can go to this link:

https://onnidan1.com/forum/index.php?topic=68491.615

When you visit there, please check the last few posts which you may have missed. 

You will see also that other Posters tried to "bump" that thread to the top of Politics. THANK YOU, SoFloRattler, EB, '87 Alum & Iceman!!! But it did not work.

Please make your comments in the ORIGINAL THREAD, not here.


Asante Sana!! Gracias!!  Daalu!! Mesi!!

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Politics / THIS is what GQPers Mean by "Real Americans"!!!
« on: September 09, 2021, 12:24:58 PM »
This article was in response to Re. Jim Jordan's tweet (which has echoes of such "intellectuals" as Sarah Palin):

"Real America is done with #COVID19. God bless!" the Ohio Republican tweeted. I'm confident he didn't mean to, but Jordan has provided us with perhaps the best illustration of what it means to be an American fascist today.

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When Republicans say "Real America," they have in their heads a very specific place. It's not a real place, as I said. It's a wholly imagined place that, as such, frees them from moral accountability and all manner of mutual obligation to anyone who is not already committed to this wholly imagined place. It is a confederacy of the mind and spirit, unbound by tangible boundaries, a "nation" existing inside the actual United States, where "real Americans" live as God's chosen people.

In Real America, as opposed to the real America, social relationships and political power are structured according to "the way things are," according to "the natural order," according to God's will. As such, God rules over Mankind, men rule over women and white Christian men rule over everyone else. To GOP confederates, this is not their doing. It's God's. As such, anything that threatens ordered power threatens God and is deserving of any kind of response necessary to defeating it.
https://www.alternet.org/2021/09/jim-jordan-tweet/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7810

100% x 100!
The American Taliban!!
Afghanistan is a Red State!


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Not only did #Erratictrump set up conditions for a messy Af'stan exit by:

- signing a capitulation agreement with the Taliban
- excluding the Afghan govt from negotiations with the Taliban (but negotiating with and giving status to terrorists, like he did with Norht Korea's murderous leader)
- forcing the Afghan govt to release 5,000 prisoners - mostly Taliban, including its current leader

...he also completely screwed over American allies - the Kurds - in Syria.

Remember the Kurds throwing potatoes at withdrawing US troops?

Here's a decent summary of what happened:
https://www.alternet.org/2021/09/trump-kurds/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7785


Here's a previous comment on this Board about it:
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#ErraticTrump impulsively did a lot of stuff - like backstabbing the Kurds, who were US allies against ISIL and Iran.  On a moment's notice he abandoned them ON THE BATTLEFIELD (apparently to please a fellow authoritarian, the Turkish President). Then, he LIED by saying the Kurds were "happy" as Kurdish men, women and children ran for their lives as they were forced from their homes.  The Kurds threw potatoes at retreating and sympathetic US soldiers to show their disgust and disappointment.

.....And other comments here:
https://onnidan1.com/forum/index.php?topic=151403.msg1110233#msg1110233
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The Biden approach to the economy is giving much better results on several criteria.

I'm glad for the people who've gone back to work.

Click on "1Y" here to see what the market has done since the other guy LOST"

https://api.wsj.net/api/kaavio/charts/big.chart?nosettings=1&symb=DJIA&uf=0&type=2&size=2&sid=1643&style=320&freq=1&entitlementtoken=0c33378313484ba9b46b8e24ded87dd6&time=8&rand=1708822607&compidx=&ma=0&maval=9&lf=1&lf2=0&lf3=0&height=335&width=579&mocktick=1
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