Alice X

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  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: This ‘Just IN’

    2015-01-30 11:45:43View | Delete

    Greece still owes debts to Nazi Germany from WWII.

    You have said that several times, it is incorrect,

    Nazi Germany overran Greece and forced them to make a ‘loan’.

    Not the other way around.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: This ‘Just IN’

    2015-01-30 06:55:55View | Delete

    Grace Lee is the filmmaker of the documentary American Revolutionary. The subject of Grace Lee Boggs, who is now in hospice and needs our love and support.

    http://americanrevolutionaryfilm.com/

    http://www.gracelee.net/

    There are a few genuine leftists still about. Like me, they are antithetical to the capitalists.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: This ‘Just IN’

    2015-01-30 06:37:31View | Delete

    So maybe Pence and Snyder can together take a long trip in a short canoe around Lakes Michigan & Huron.

    Without a paddle.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Muslim Woman Sues Police For Forcing Her To Remove Hijab

    2015-01-28 09:04:06View | Delete

    Dearborn Heights is distinct from Dearborn.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post The Roundup for January 27th, 2015

    2015-01-28 07:24:22View | Delete
  • Alice X commented on the diary post How Torture Wins In the US Marketplace of Ideas by spocko.

    2015-01-27 17:01:17View | Delete

    The country was founded on slavery and genocide.

    The ruling class long made sure the proper serfs were properly inculcated against the others.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: Shopping

    2015-01-27 09:31:44View | Delete

    :-)))))

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: Shopping

    2015-01-27 08:54:03View | Delete

    I only buy my food from our two food coops, at farmers markets, or from farmers directly.

    All veggies except some dairy.

    But all organic.

    You are what you eat.

    I go to Meijers for paper stuff.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post SYRIZA Achieves Victory in Greek Elections

    2015-01-26 13:51:31View | Delete

    #93

    Did you listen to the interview?

  • Why they are better off without their heads in 250 words or less.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post SYRIZA Achieves Victory in Greek Elections

    2015-01-26 10:41:09View | Delete

    TRNN

    Now in Power, SYRIZA Faces Herculean Task

    Dimitri Lascaris

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwzqVLR80p8

  • Alice X commented on the blog post SYRIZA Achieves Victory in Greek Elections

    2015-01-25 23:58:44View | Delete

    Syriza wins Greek elections
    By Alex Lantier, 26 January 2015
    While the election result reflects broad popular opposition to austerity in Greece and across Europe, Syriza is committed to the EU, the euro and the defense of capitalism.

    WSWS

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/gree-j26.html

    Also watching SocialistWorker

    http://socialistworker.org/

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Latest Website Tracking You? HealthCare.gov

    2015-01-23 06:46:54View | Delete

    How do I find this stuff out.

    The big question. You should have a Medicare manual. It has a section which describes the Medicare Savings Program. The program is administered by DHS/Medicaid. If there is Medicaid manual, I haven’t found it.

    I always just put myself in the hands of the insurance agent that I trust about as far as I can throw him, but thought that was my only choice.

    I try to steer clear of any privateers. There are non-profits organizations that can provide information. It takes some leg work.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    What little help I can provide. My ancient car and I have an appointment for a work estimate.

    I’ll be back later.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Latest Website Tracking You? HealthCare.gov

    2015-01-23 06:24:11View | Delete

    Michigan has Medicaid expansion. It does not apply to those over 64.

  • Alice X commented on the blog post Over Easy: The Latest Website Tracking You? HealthCare.gov

    2015-01-23 06:07:07View | Delete

    I’m on Medicare, just below the FPL with no savings. Hence Medicaid. There is also the Medicare Savings Program (you should check it out) which has several income tiers for assistance with part B premiums, Part A & B deductibles and copays, and there is subsidy for Part D premiums. It also has a higher asset threshold.

    Wait till you get a load of the reporting requirements of Medicaid. I applied for the Savings Program four months ago and the application still has not been processed.

    The whole system is a bad joke.

  • Pesky, you are a riot.

    The US was founded on slavery and genocide. Millions of native people were slaughtered.

    Did you ever hear of the US war against the Philippines where untold tens of thousands died

    The British Empire slaughtered brown people for centuries, by the millions.

    A million Algerians died in the war of independence from France.

    Thousands died in France’s colonial wars in Indochina.

    You will only find an imperial power without blood on its collective hands in fairy tales.

    Read some history and stop watching television.

  • You have a whole lot of catching up to do.

    I have followed this rather keenly but there are others here who have done more.

    I don’t feel up to rewriting the whole script.

    This is a very short take:

    Ukraine consists of Ukrainian speakers toward the west and Russian speakers toward the east. Ukrainian and Russian share 62% of their words, Ukrainian is closer to Polish at 82% of the words.

    The Ukrainian speakers tend to be Roman Catholic, the Russian Speakers tend to be Russian Orthodox.

    If they are religious at all. There are also Tartars who are Muslim. They have really been oppressed.

    Politically, since independence in 1990, things have swung back and forth between the east and the west.

    Corruption has been endemic. One article described Ukraine as not only the most corrupt country in Europe, but one of the most corrupt in the world.

    And in November 2013 protests began, against Viktor Yanukovych, the duly elected President. He was corrupt but there was little new in that.

    Here is where propaganda in the west takes over. Yanukovych, wanted a bailout deal with Russia. A deal with the west had been in the works. Russia was willing to aid Ukraine parallel to the west. The west didn’t want it.

    In February of 2014, Yanukovych was willing to make concessions to the protestors. And call early elections.

    A violent contingent of fascists who proclaim Stephen Bandera as their hero wanted to overthrow Yanukovych.

    In February of 2014 what occurred was a Coup.This was supported by the US.

    My belief is that the majority of the people in Ukraine would be for peace.

    Clearly that is not on the agenda of the west.

    Although the annexing of Crimea was legally dubious, there was something of a Russian claim. It was part of Russia until Khrushchev ‘gave’ it away in 1954.

    Other than that, Putin, who is certainly no democrat, has been nowhere near the villain portrayed in western media.

    I would be happy to be corrected on any of my points. It is a skeleton review of recent history at best.

    Just off the top of my head.

  • That is not Gould’s statement at all. He was referring to working class people and even to this day they can be poor.

    Whether you call them working class, or working poor, or just poor, the vast majority will not take money to beat up, let alone kill their fellows who are protesting or seeking to unionize or whatever the case might be.

    But there are some, Gould was definitely overstating the case, one half is not needed. Just a handful of thugs, goons or rogue police can overwhelm a much larger number of peaceful people.

    As for the wealthy, after a certain point to continue to accrue more and more wealth, an individual becomes a sociopath.

    But they will be very clever about how they deal with their fellows.

    How they deal with the working class, they have their police state don’t they.

  • For someone who claims they can buy one oligarch to kill another, well, may I be forgiven my amazement.

    Or is that amusement?

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