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It is better for industry when workers have decent enough pay and benefits to purchase products and services beyond subsistence level.  When the "demand side" is well heeled, it keeps the "supply side" healthy and functioning at full capacity. 

The system we've developed since the 1980s underpays most workers and allows a handful of Plutocrats to hoard fortunes, so enormous, that the wealth contained therein cannot possibly be used by its owner.  

We need to start reform by making the rich and corporations pay their fair share in taxes.  And then get money out of politics, as much as possible, so that votes and not wealth, shape policy.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little :--- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Beautiful   ↑    ↑    ↑

I'm from New Orleans !  (At least while I'm listening to this song)

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Olivaw » 15 Sep 2020, 10:17 pm » wrote: Biden will win if Dems get out the vote. The polls will narrow, as they always do. The cult will pretend that Trump has momentum. It will be meaningless. Biden is the better man.  Decency will defeat dishonor. 

The other big prize is the Senate. Democrats appear to be poised to reclaim it.
More important than anything else, is getting out the vote.  We outnumber them, big-time.  But not enough of us can be counted on to actually vote.  Unlike 2016, when the extent of Trump's folly was not fully appreciated, motivation should be higher, this time around, to pry him out. 

If Trump should retain office and Democrats don't retake the Senate, the House will become more ineffective against Trump and McConnell, than it already is.  McConnell's ouster is nearly as important as getting rid of Trump.
 
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The world's nations need to harness the scientific community to start thinking about the best ways of geoengineering to reverse greehouse gas buildup. We are way past the point where transportation by itself, will make a significant difference.

Jobs in geoengineering can also be represented by labor unions.  If justice is done, they will be.

PersonalMultiModalModular[Overhead]MonorailMaglevTransit might have superb virtues as transportation, but it's implementation will not be enough to make a significant difference climate-wise. 
https://www.discovermagazine.com/enviro ... -no-return

By the way the term "PersonalMultiModalModular[Overhead]MonorailMaglevTransit" is no way to market a railroad; Or anything else, for that matter.   Most people simply don't have the attention-span.  If I was a devotee, I would start by thinking about shortening the name.
 
 
 
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Well, that's one gone of his own stupidity.   Now what's needed is for the Orange Makeup Clown to get the COVID and croak ....  Now THAT would be justice !
 
 
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simplejack » 21 Sep 2020, 10:38 am » wrote: Every word that comes out of the **** moron's mouth is a blatant **** lie. Trumpvirus is planning revenge on the *******.


 
The latest being that libruls are just making it up that RBG's dying request was that her replacement should not be chosen until after the election.
 
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WillFranklin » 21 Sep 2020, 6:53 am » wrote: 400,000 of our ur lowest wage earners earn exactly $7.25 an hour, which does not pay rent in any state.

More make $7.30 an hour, etc...

And there is no health coverage for hardly anyone.

This is the wealthiest nation on Earth doing this to its workers.

You prissy lying cuck
 
And most of these low wage workers have been labeled as "essential", to keep society functioning during the pandemic.  And the same people who correctly described essential workers as so important, show their gratitude by limiting them to starvation wages. 

Those who are in favor of grossly underpaying workers doing "essential" jobs should be forced to do those jobs themselves while the workers should govern.  They would probably do a much better job.
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The past decade of climate summits in Copenhagen, Bali, Cancun, and Paris have only nudged us towards the limp goal of business as usual until 2050. One wonders how much ice will be left in Greenland by then, and how many billions will have died from the ecocide of rising sea levels, endless droughts, and other climate-change-related catastrophes, to say nothing of the already tragic effects of natural disasters such as the wildfires burning with ever greater intensity in California. Even in the best of times, collective action doesn’t come naturally.

International "summits" aimed at decelerating Global Heating have been a complete flop.  Evidently, asking nations, corporations, small businesses and individuals to take steps in the direction of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, does not work.  The only hope left is Geoengineering.

Geoengineering proposals generally fall into two categories: removing carbon from the atmosphere, or shielding Earth from solar radiation.

Here are some of the measures which might be considered:
-   Mass, worldwide planting of trees.  Even this most obvious carbon storage measure has not been tried.  On the contrary, the world is burning its forests
-   Fertilize the ocean with iron sulfate and other nutrients to stimulate algae growth which.  Algae stores carbon.
-   Inject sulphur dioxide aerosol particles in the atmosphere would reflect sunlight and cool temperatures across the globe.
-   Inject calcium carbonate particles high above the Earth to reflect some of the sun's rays back into space
-   Realizing the holy grail of carbon free energy without nuclear waste  -  Commercially viable Nuclear Fusion (not to be confused with fission).

Environmental activists have protested any such measures but humankind has to come up with a way to protect itself.  Ironically, these same activists have totally failed to make a dent in reforming the Fossil Fuel Industries.  And, paradoxically, these  same environmental activists are in bed with Conservative, Climate Change denying politicians.

This environmental Manhattan Project will benefit from the participation of the likes of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and other "aware" billionaires.  It will also need the support of the entire international community.  We need to work up the international will to tackle Global Heating, before the worst effects are upon us.

https://www.wired.com/story/geoengineer ... alamities/
 
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RollingRock » 17 Sep 2020, 5:38 pm » wrote: Nice.       Take that, Cheeto!  Deliver de mail, DeJoy!  

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN26836Y
Excellent.  At least there is now some push-back against the wanton sabotage of the Post Office.  The current administration should not be allowed to wreck one of the most venerable (and valuable) institutions in the history of our nation for the sole purpose of improving the election chances of one Donald J. Trump.  The Post Office has been with us since the beginning and is stipulated in the Constitution.
 
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Olivaw » 18 Sep 2020, 7:39 pm » wrote: I read the thread about this in NHB but was so disgusted by Ducks’s celebration of her death that I came to LO looking for a less hate-filled discussion.
 
Good idea.  It is important for Democrats to maintain a level head while Conservatives gloat and try to create an atmosphere of confusion and hysteria.  As usual, the worst of them will loudly claim victory, before the fact, trying to discourage people seeking fairness and justice.
 
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Democrats are fighting back.  This is one of the first reactions:

https://www.politicususa.com/2020/09/18 ... rt.htmlSen. Markey tweeted:
Mitch McConnell set the precedent. No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) September 19, 2020
 
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The court is now in danger of Trump ramming through a Conservative judge, producing a Right Wing majority. 
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/10030697 ... dies-at-87
 
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Olivaw » 18 Sep 2020, 8:54 pm » wrote: Beau thinks that a handful of Republican senators may hesitate to push through a nominee this close to an election because it may signal loyalty to Trump over loyalty to the democratic process. Undecided about my thoughts as Republicans seldom fail to disappoint. Still, it’s an interesting thought.

https://youtu.be/a9QL5Z2VS5Y
Along with a number of others, Beau is a high-level, Liberal thinker;  And a great source for Progressive inspiration.  I hope he is right on this one.
 
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The American People should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court Judge.

The appointment of a judge to fill RBG's spot should not take place until after the inauguration of the next president. There will be no overreach or abuse at which Mitch McConnell and Trump will stop to ram through a far Right Wing judge, before January 20, 2021. They must be held in check.
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sootedupCyndi » 18 Sep 2020, 11:33 am » wrote: Ok. Crash the gates doing 98?
Oh ...  More than that.  If I was gonna crash the gates, I'd make sure I broke the speedometer. 
 
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As it is now, dot org is too top heavy with fanatical cons and racists.  I did enjoy the gun club there, but methinks there's no way BlueDevil is going to let me back in, since I banned him from LO on this site.
 
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Under the tyrannical thumb of Mein Trumpf, we are looking more like Nazi Germany every day.
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