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Comment Re:You may not like this (Score 1) 346

No, this is not promoting race hatred, it's an explanation of the political differences between two parties and what they mean to the little people.

It's not only the Blacks who are having their chains forged right now. Loss of privacy, loss of social safety-nets, loss of ecological protection (so that people who breathe bad air or drink polluted water get sick all of the time), each one of those is a link in a chain.

Comment Re:As someone who grew up disadvantaged (Score 1) 346

Uhm... okay, so care to explain to me how you know all the kids at the library are rich?

It's the designer sneakers, iPhones, and the glow of good nutrition and medical care.

Go out on the street and see what you can tell about the people who walk by from what they wear and the appearance of nutrition and medical care. It's pretty easy.

Comment Re:Background and the real issue (Score 1) 346

Allowing states to block issuance of lifeline broadband to the poor influences how they vote, whether they get jobs, and many other aspects of their lives.

Some providers just got ordered to disconnect their poor customers and let those customers wait for the states to provide them another way to connect - or more likely for the states to not provide them a way to connect.

Comment Re:Background and the real issue (Score 1) 346

Yes. If you had some variant of Condorcet as the voting process, you would have cast a valid first choice for Stein and a second choice for Clinton, and perhaps Clinton would have gotten the same number of votes overall but not more, and Stein would have had a fair chance

The proposition here that I have a problem with, however, is that Trump would have gotten more votes if some people were convinced that those votes did not matter. He would at best have gotten the same amount of votes, and other conservative candidates would have had at least a fair chance against him if they didn't win.

Comment Re:Background and the real issue (Score 1) 346

Supression of the Black vote is well documented, and doesn't particularly concern the race of the Black people, but the fact that they tend to vote Democratic and are an easy target for suppression because they are already disenfranchised and poverty-stricken.

If the Republicans suppress someone's vote, they can not shield themselves by saying that anyone who fights it is accusing them of racism. They have to face the well-documented evidence that those votes have been suppressed, and continue to be suppressed.

Comment Re:Missing the point (Score 1) 287

Think of football (or hockey, or ...) camp for 8 year olds. Very few of those kids are going on to a brilliant professional sporting career. So we should shut them down, treat any parent who enrolls their child in such a camp with derision, etc. Right? No? Why not? -- Because sometimes the experience is more important then the result...I remember feeling the world change.

I have nothing to add. I just want to say thank you for a well-written spot-on post. Your analogy was good, and your inspiring "feeling the world change" description gave me goosebumps to read.

Comment Re:Missing the point (Score 1) 287

Put aside your trolling for a moment and understand the difference. One was a CHOICE, the other was FORCEFULLY FORCED DOWN YOUR THROAT. Can you figure out which one. You'll get cookie when you do.

Yeah, it's called parenting. My three year old hates broccoli but I force it down her throat. (well, I insist she takes minimum one bite). That's because I know it's for the best that she be exposed to it. She's likely not going to grow up a broccoli farmer or a vegan or a chef, but she should still be exposed to it.

Comment Re:"We're" loosing it? (Score 1) 326

such as "false flag" and "crisis actor," web slang meaning a shooting is not what the government or the traditional media is reporting it to be.

Duh. You could get a better description on Wikipedia. "False flag" is when someone, it could be government agents, does an offensive act while pretending to be someone else to pin the blame on them. Typically to use it as a casus belli afterwards. It happened when Hitler invaded Poland (Gleiwitz incident).

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