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  • Why do US taxpayers get to fund Israel to the tune of Billion$ annually?

  • Time for Palestinian genocide deniers, I see…

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post The Great (Re)Training Robbery

    2014-10-01 15:24:09View | Delete

    It’s not real wealth – at least on the scale that we’re seeing at the moment. There’s a lot of shenanigans and weird stuff going on, and one does wonder how long the “center can hold.”

    Still and all, to say that the mega-wealthy would have to “sell everything” in order to be taxed fairly is just ridiculous… or clutching at straws… or something.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post The Great (Re)Training Robbery

    2014-10-01 15:12:41View | Delete

    And don’t say “tax wealth” unless you are going to buy all the shares of Exxon, Facebook, Apple, sold to pay the trillions in taxes you want to collect with all your trillions in cash sitting around your house. If $10 trillion of $100 trillion in “wealth” were sold for just $1 trillion because the 99% could only pay $1 trillion, the $100 trillion in wealth will be reduced to $9 trillion as your wealth tax destroys $90 trillion in wealth.

    You love to endlessly repeat this specious nonsense, don’t you?

    If you think the wealthy have to sell everything they own so that they can be taxed fairly, you are living in a dream world.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post The Great (Re)Training Robbery

    2014-10-01 15:09:39View | Delete

    The second result in layoffs or pushouts as the subsidy comes to an end with the replacements representing a new opportunity to get subsidies.

    I’ve known 2 people who got jobs through such programs, and then were laid off pronto at the end of the subsidy period. It’s quite the Racket for the corporations.

    My friends did get some training and on the job experience, so I suppose there is that. But their training programs did not lead to full time employment.

    I’m sure the Head Honchos at such corporations skim off the top of these subsidies, as the temp workers are, of course, paid peanuts.

  • onitgoes commented on the diary post Engelhardt: Entering the Intelligence Labyrinth by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-10-01 13:29:19View | Delete

    It’s all about the money… for the Fat Cats at the top. Any notions of doing this for “the good of the people” is engaging in Magical Thinking. What’s most likely to be going on: 1. Corporate spying for fun ‘n profits 2. Spying on politicians, judges, highly placed government workers to keep them in [...]

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post The Great (Re)Training Robbery

    2014-10-01 12:23:02View | Delete

    I think this whole shenanigan with so-called “Jobs Re-Training” is one of those distractions so cleverly employed by the 1%.

    Citizens who are lucky enough to have jobs still can feel mollified by the notion that those citizens who are out of work are being adequately taken care by bogus “retraining.” Then if the unemployed person doesn’t find work, we can all blame it on the out of work person bc they are lazy good for nothings expecting a free hand out.

    Citizens hear “Jobs Retraining,” and think it’s all good. Propaganda. Waste of tax dollars, frankly, other than employing a small number of citizens as trainers.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post The Great (Re)Training Robbery

    2014-10-01 12:09:55View | Delete

    Thanks for this post; good to have the info here.

    I’ve heard quite a few radio programs even on Nat’l Propaganda Radio highlighting how, in most cases, so-called “Job Re-Training” programs simply are a waste of time. Esp if the unemployed person is older and even more esp if they don’t have *really good* computer skills, most re-training programs are a complete waste of time and money (other than, possibly, keeping the unemployed person occupied for some period of time).

    The bottom line is that there are not enough jobs. Young people with good Univ degree(s) can’t find adequate, decent-paying work, even when completely willing to relocate.

    Job re-training can only be meaningful if there are jobs available.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post First Ebola Case Found In US

    2014-10-01 11:16:31View | Delete

    Agree. The better part of valor is to avoid ERs at all costs. Better to go to some of the Emergency clinics available these days. You might be charged a lot of money at them (unsure), but you tend to get a better level of care.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post First Ebola Case Found In US

    2014-10-01 11:15:04View | Delete

    Yes. Of course the trick is sorting out what’s real v. what is not. Some things are very murky.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post First Ebola Case Found In US

    2014-10-01 11:13:32View | Delete

    ER’s are so overwhelmed typically that it’s not surprising that they didn’t ask him if he had been overseas. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is.

    frankly the onus to report on his prior overseas exposure was on the patient, and it’s pretty incredible that the patient didn’t “bother” to tell ER that he had been in West Africa and had possible exposure to Ebola. Geez. Great. Talk about denial.

    Expecting an ER to ask “good” Q is simply not in the cards. Patients NEED to be pro-active and volunteering information. Even then it’s a big Q whether you’ll get anything approaching “good” care.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post First Ebola Case Found In US

    2014-10-01 09:52:47View | Delete

    Wouldn’t surprise me but threats can still serve other purposes. Hard to say, of course.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post First Ebola Case Found In US

    2014-10-01 09:51:56View | Delete

    At this point, anything is possible. Goes back to my Q, above: why did westernized nations basically do nothing while the crisis got worse in Africa? It was evident that they needed more help. Why wasn’t it provided?

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post First Ebola Case Found In US

    2014-10-01 09:49:25View | Delete

    OR: a threat to O to stay in line with what the NeoCons are demanding? As in: see how easy it would be take out your daughters…

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post First Ebola Case Found In US

    2014-10-01 09:47:57View | Delete

    CDC? Sec Serv? Why do I get the creeps when I read about these organizations??

    Good luck to us all. Seems like it’s only a matter time vis Ebola, whether it’s engineered or a natural thing.

    MY Q: why did westernized nations wait so long to do much of anything when this outbreak really started taking off? That’s really more to the point right now. Lot of twiddling of thumbs & turning of heads to look the other way.

    Now, suddenly, it’s this major crisis where all westernized nations need to respond.

    I have heard reports from people in Liberia basically saying: “Where the EFF are you? Why aren’t you helping us?” Why, indeed. Doctors without Borders is simply not enough in a situation of this magnitude.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post We Could Have Hired 10,000 Teachers– Instead, We Got a War

    2014-09-30 12:05:42View | Delete

    Not to mention that, these days, a lot of McDonalds and other fast food workers HAVE Univ degrees. DOI!

    I know several *attorneys* who are working at all sorts of jobs, including retail, to fill in gaps bc there’s not enough legal work to go around.

    Even having advanced degrees is no guarantee of work + pay.

  • I’ve been really super busy over the past several days, but the project I’m working on is about to end. I am interested in learning more about this huge protest. I know the blub I heard about it on NPR was probably worthless. Thanks for keeping us posted about this.

    I’m pretty ignorant on this topic and about China. But it does seem to me that China may be financially “super heated.” I’ve read articles in various sources that refer to a Chinese building boom, which clearly keeps citizens occupied, employed, paid, etc, but I also hear about large amounts of huge empty buildings in various areas of the country.

    But there also seems to be a very super wealthy 1% in China somewhat suddenly. Yet the govt is somewhat draconian.

    Well, that’s my ignorant overview. How China is similar to and different from the USA is very foggy to me. Looking forward to learning more. Thanks.

  • onitgoes commented on the blog post We Could Have Hired 10,000 Teachers– Instead, We Got a War

    2014-09-30 09:51:05View | Delete

    The 1% makes MONEY from WAR, Inc.

    The 1% wants the US populace to be dumbed down in order to rip us off more, to grind us under, and keep us stupefied. Ergo, the 1% ain’t interested in hiring teachers, plus teachers are Unionized. We all know that’s a huge anathema to the 1%.

    Stop making sense. Start funneling all your ca$h to the crooks ‘n liars at the top of the heap.

  • “They engaged in a conspiracy to cover up their violence.”

    Welcome to the New World Order.

    It’s way worse for African Americans, but anyone who believes that their lily white skin will protect them from “government” thugs, goons & brownshirts is engaging in Magical Thinking.

    Thanks for bringing this dreadful situation to our attention. And yet another story of WHY the mentally ill should not be incarcerated in Jails. The sadists who run the Jails are not equipped to deal mental illness in any meaningful way.

    Yeah, it was such a GREAT idea to close most of the mental health institutions in the USA to “save taxes”… in order to use said taxes to incarcerate the mentally in way more brutal places, plus also use said taxes to murder “others” across the globe.

    gag

  • Thank goodness. About time.

    I was an alternate on a Jury once that involved some very low level dealer who sold tiny amounts of crack to homeless people.

    What. A. Monumental. Waste.

    Geez. I can still remember the DA standing in front of the jury with this miniscule amount of crack in her hand emoting about: “look at this!!” “the horror”!! etc.

    I couldn’t stand it. They dragged the Jury over to some street corner so that we could see where the cops busted the crack dealer. It was in the saddest part of town. If I was homeless, I’d probably want to smoke crack as well.

    Busting that guy was pointless. Proved nothing. Kept the Crim Justice system in clover is about all it did.

    Glad to hear about this.

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