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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:22 pm 
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A smallish nuclear war in Pakistan? Sounds good to me. Just enough to kick up some stratospheric dust and cool things down a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:43 pm 
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... the folks receiving the cargo are going to outnumber the folks producing the cargo ..


BINGO ... except I think we are already there ... just the folks producing are more efficient at producing than the cannibals are at consuming ... but did you notice the federali debt ?? Essentially the producers are receiving less and less in exchange for producing said cargo ... some of them might be getting tired of that ...

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:01 pm 
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No amount of righteous anger or Puerto Rican accent or youth or even beauty can overcome her pro-Palestinian views and kooky communism-light political philosophy. She couldn't get the rest of New York to voter for her in state-wide office.

Maybe a city government position. I don't think the author gets it. Trump didn't win because of his accent. Sure, he is loved by blue-collar voters but he does that with brashness and threats of protectionism and the "America-first" thing which seems completely genuine to me. He is all about capitalism and low taxes and he certainly can't be described as pro-Palestinian. The only thing he has in common with this chick is New York.

Turns out she might have been telling some porky pies about growing up in the Bronx...

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The hardscrabble biography of Democrat Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been called into question after the revelation that she grew up mostly in wealthy Westchester County.

Though Ocasio-Cortez, 28, was born in and currently lives in the Bronx, county land records show her late father Sergio Cortez-Roman bought a quaint three-bedroom in Yorktown Heights, New York in 1991, when she was about two.

It is an apparent contradiction with the candidate's official biography, which states in part: 'The state of Bronx public schools in the late 80s and early 90s sent her parents on a search for a solution. She ended up attending public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40 minute commute between school and her family in the Bronx.'

Ocasio-Cortez also boasted on Stephen Colbert's late-night show that President Donald Trump, born in Queens, wouldn't know how to handle 'a girl from the Bronx' such as herself.

The candidate did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com on Saturday evening.

Little-known before her shock Democratic primary defeat of 10-term Congressional incumbent Joe Crowley on Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez has featured her own hard-luck biography as a key selling point in her insurgent campaign.

With New York's 14th district, encompassing parts of the Bronx and Queens, leaning heavily Democrat, she is believed to be a shoe-in for the House in the November general election.

Ocasio-Cortez was born in 1989 to parents Sergio Ocasio-Roman, who was born in New York City, and mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, a native of Puerto Rico.

Her father, who tragically died from lung cancer in 2008, was an architect and the CEO of Kirschenbaum & Ocasio-Roman Architects, PC, which focused on remodeling and renovations.

Ocasio-Cortez's campaign biography describes her father as 'a small business owner'.

'She grew up in a working-class household where her mother cleaned homes and everyone pitched in on the family business,' the bio continues.

Initially, the young family lived in Parkchester, a planned community of 171 mid-rise brick buildings in the Bronx.

When she was about five, Ocasio-Cortez's family moved to the house in Westchester County, a detail that the bio omits.

The timing of the move is confirmed in a New York Times interview with mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, but the report does not address the discrepancy.

The home, a single-story with a finished basement, most recently sold for $355,000 in 2016. The median annual income in the area is $116,741, compared to the median annual income of $48,315 in Parkchester's zip code, according to the latest Census data.

'It was clear to her, even then, that the zip code a child was born in determined much of their destiny,' Ocasio-Cortez's official bio reads.

While attending Yorktown High School in Westchester, she entered the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair where she won second place for her microbiology project.

MIT's Lincoln Laboratory named an asteroid after her, 23238 Ocasio-Cortez, as a prize.

Ocasio-Cortez was a freshman at Boston University, studying economics and international relations, when she received the devastating news of her father's death.

Her father's death came amid the financial crisis and he left no will, putting their home on the brink of foreclosure, she has said.

The house was sold and Ocasio-Cortez now lives in the same Bronx apartment where she lived until age five.

'My mother cleaned homes and drove school buses, and when my family was on the brink of foreclosure, I started bartending and waitressing,' she told MSNBC's Morning Joe in an interview on Wednesday.

Ocasio-Cortez has said that during college she volunteered for Senator Ted Kennedy, where she fell in love with doing community work, serving as an immigration case worker and handling foreign affairs.

After graduating, she returned to the Bronx where she founded Brook Avenue Press - a publishing house which seeks designer, artists, and writers from urban areas to help paint the Bronx in a positive light in children's stories.

Her biggest political involvement until the primary election was with Bernie Sanders' failed bid for the 2016 nomination - but it was not the only one.

That same year she participated in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, and visited Flint, Michigan, an epicenter for left-wing outrage over its poisoned public water supply.

Last year, she participated in vigils for Hurricane Maria - which she has claimed took the life of her grandfather in Puerto Rico.

She returned to bar-tending at FlatsFix, a trendy Mexican restaurant in Manhattan's Union Square.

It was while she working was there that she got a call from other veterans of the Sanders campaign asking her if she wanted to run for Congress in the 14th District.

She has never held elected office, she had no funds to conduct polling on the race and Crowley was one of New York's most powerful Democrats, a man on the way to possibly succeeding Nancy Pelosi as leader of the party's Congressional caucus, and conceivably becoming speaker.

But Ocasio-Cortez managed to defeat Crowley with a modest campaign that she says she started 'out of a paper bag' while passing out flyers between her restaurant shifts just 10 months ago.

Her family helped film her campaign ads, and she said she would not take 'corporate cash' - paining Crowley as the creature of the establishment and making his 18 times larger budget less of an advantage.

The race, not closely watched by the New York media, stunned political observers when Crowley was knocked out by a veritable landslide.

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and was endorsed by the group.

Her platform includes abolishing ICE, an 'assault weapons' ban, universal guaranteed employment and a $15 minimum wage, and Medicare for all.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ounty.html

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Ocasio-Cortez has said that during college she volunteered for Senator Ted Kennedy, where she fell in love with doing community work, serving as an immigration case worker and handling foreign affairs.


Fredo died 9 years ago and the little hottie says she's 28. She's either padding her resume or she was a damned impressive & capable teenager. Having seen her recently in interviews I can believe both.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:28 pm 
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The latest push from Democrats (and Democratic Socialists) chants "Abolish ICE".

Sen. Gillibrand of New York jumped onto the bandwagon.

How does that resonate with voters?

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/i ... o-keep-ice

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Thursday, 05 July 2018

Harvard-Harris Poll: Seven of 10 Registered Voters Want to Keep ICE

Written by Bob Adelmann

The results of the latest Harvard-Harris poll over the question of keeping or abolishing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) portends great difficulty for the Democrats in the upcoming midterms. If the leading lights of the party continue their push to abolish ICE, the results for them in November could be catastrophic.

In its online survey of 1,448 registered voters, the pollsters asked, “Do you think that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, known as ICE, should be disbanded, or not?” Sixty-nine percent of them said no, while 70 percent of them said ICE should instead step up its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.

The push to abolish ICE by leading Democrats reached a fever pitch following the surprise victory of upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over 10-term New York Democrat Joe Crowley. The 15-point margin of victory gave Democrats the excuse they needed to hype the push to get rid of ICE. Part of Ocasio-Cortez’s platform included a promise to abolish the agency guarding the nation’s borders.



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An opinion piece in the Washington Post says "‘Abolish ICE’ is a gift to Republicans".

"Abolish ICE"....Go for it Democrats and we shall see what the voters have to say about that in November.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:00 pm 
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The latest hullabaloo is the Democratic Socialist from New York.

Tucker Carlson had Cornell West on his show the other day and asked him:
"Tucker Carlson: If Democratic Socialism Works, Why Doesn’t Venezuela Have Toilet Paper?"

Enjoy the video for yourself:


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
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Democratic Socialism. I am sure that will work out fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:10 am 
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Democratic Socialism. I am sure that will work out fine.

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According to Americans Scandinavian countries are socialistic. :roll:

But not much unhappiness here:

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2018
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Democratic Socialism. I am sure that will work out fine.

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According to Americans Scandinavian countries are socialistic. :roll:

But not much unhappiness here:

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World Happiness Report 2018

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My theory is that Europe is so happy because it doesn’t have to spend fully for its own defense and instead spends that money on social programs.

At the same time, Americans are less happy at #18 because we are having to spend OUR money on the defense of Europe, leaving less money to spend at home on things like infrastructure and social programs.

Hmmm...what’s the solution to that?

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Nice colors !!! :D

(they would look good on our very own "rainbow shack" !!!)

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