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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

O'Malley on Wall Street, Glass-Steagall, and the big banks

We must put our national interest first, we must put America first.

But we cannot rebuild the American Dream here at home by catering to the voices of the privileged and the powerful.

Let's be honest. They were the ones who turned our economy upside-down in the first place. And they are the only ones who are benefiting from it.

We need to prosecute cheats, we need to reinstate Glass-Steagall, and if a bank is too big to fail without wrecking our nation's economy, then it needs to be broken up before it breaks us again.

Goldman Sachs is one of the biggest repeat-offending investment banks in America. Recently, the CEO of Goldman Sachs let his employees know that he'd be just fine with either Bush or Clinton.

I bet he would.

Well, I've got news for the bullies of Wall Street.

The presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families.

It is a sacred trust to be earned from the people of the United States, and exercised on behalf of the people of the United States.

The only way we are going to rebuild the American Dream is if we re-take control of our own American government!

One of my favorite lines from the announcement:

Fifty years ago, the nation's largest employer was (General Motors). An average GM employee could pay for a year's tuition at a state university with two weeks' wages.

Today in America, with dreams of college, a decent paying job, and a secure retirement slipping beyond the reach of so very many, the American Dream seems to be hanging by a thread.


Anyone have the transcript of the announcement? TIA. n/t

So, my son builds his first computer. Puts a wifi card in, finds our network,

the signal is strong, it connects, and then boom. Signal is dropped seconds later.

Device manager says all is well. Updated the drivers, checked the power settings in properties on the card (so the card doesn't shut off to preserve power), still no luck. No other wifi device in the house has any problems.

What to try next?

Restarting in safe mode with networking?
Delete drivers and let windows find them?

Any advice?

PS Winders 7.

"Is the world more dangerous for kids than it was 30 years ago?"

X posted from GD

From a letter to Cecil Adams' "The Straight Dope" Column

Dear Cecil:

I am the parent of two young children. I was recently reminiscing with fellow parents about our youth and the freedom we enjoyed to play around the neighborhood without parental supervision. We all agreed we wouldn't allow our children to do the same given today's more dangerous world. That made me wonder: Is today's world really more dangerous for kids than it was 30 years ago? Have incidents of abduction and other assaults on children increased, or has the information age's constant news barrage given us the impression that predators lurk around every corner?


Cecil: No, today’s world isn't more dangerous. You grew up during the most crime-ridden period in modern American history. By objective measures the country is far safer now. But you and countless other parents think the reverse is true. What accounts for this delusion?


Too long to post, but an excellent analysis here:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/3231/is-the-world-more-dangerous-for-kids-than-it-was-30-years-ago

"Is the world more dangerous for kids than it was 30 years ago?"

From a letter to Cecil Adams' "The Straight Dope" Column

Dear Cecil:

I am the parent of two young children. I was recently reminiscing with fellow parents about our youth and the freedom we enjoyed to play around the neighborhood without parental supervision. We all agreed we wouldn't allow our children to do the same given today's more dangerous world. That made me wonder: Is today's world really more dangerous for kids than it was 30 years ago? Have incidents of abduction and other assaults on children increased, or has the information age's constant news barrage given us the impression that predators lurk around every corner?


Cecil: No, today’s world isn't more dangerous. You grew up during the most crime-ridden period in modern American history. By objective measures the country is far safer now. But you and countless other parents think the reverse is true. What accounts for this delusion?


Too long to post, but an excellent analysis here:

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/3231/is-the-world-more-dangerous-for-kids-than-it-was-30-years-ago

Found an 2012 O'Malley article on the AFL-CIO website

It is entitled: "Workers and Their Unions Key to Economic Turnaround, Election Outcome"

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Columbia University Professor Dorian Warren both say the best way to solve the nation’s economic crisis is to grow the middle class rather than allowing wealth to concentrate in fewer and fewer hands. Unions, they say, will play a vital role politically and economically in building a strong middle class.

O'Malley and Warren spoke on a conference call with reporters Friday to counter recent attacks by Republican lawmakers on workers and their unions.

O’Malley pointed to Maryland’s top 10 ranking in job creation, its AAA bond rating and the fact it has the highest median income in the nation to show that economic prosperity is "achieved by a partnership with unions, not by scapegoating labor.


Whole article here:

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Workers-and-Their-Unions-Key-to-Economic-Turnaround-Election-Outcome

Posted with many LOLs: "The decline of Rand Paul" by Dana Milbank

Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican nomination, and now his hopes seem to be headed south.


SNIP

The most recent national poll, by Fox News, has Paul in sixth place, with 7 percent, trailing Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio. Paul averages only about half the support he had late in 2013. Paul doesn’t appear to be winning over young voters — perhaps the most important justification for his candidacy — and does not do better than other Republicans, according to a survey released last month by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Even in his home state, a media consortium poll this month found that Paul had lost his lead in a theoretical matchup with Clinton.

Paul’s declining standing can be felt in Washington. Last week, he attempted to reprise his wildly successful 2013 filibuster, which caught fire on social media and forced party leaders to take notice. But this time Paul found indifference as he fought to limit government surveillance. As The Post’s Philip Bump reported, it got only about one-tenth of the Twitter attention that his first effort did. Television footage from the chamber caught Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rolling his eyes as Paul spoke last week, and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), who joined Paul’s previous filibuster, openly opposed him this time.

On CBS’s morning show Tuesday, Paul was asked to answer his Republican colleagues’ complaint that his 11-hour speech was really a performance aimed at selling his new book; “Fox & Friends” minutes later asked him to respond to the charge that he is a “misguided ideologue.”


Whole popcorn-worthy article here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-decline-of-rand-paul/2015/05/26/10a7b932-03e5-11e5-a428-c984eb077d4e_story.html?wprss=rss_dana-milbank

"20 candidates will run in the GOP primaries, but when the dust settles, only 20 of them will not

be our next President." - Frank Conniff

https://twitter.com/frankconniff

Lalo Alcaraz on Operation Jade Helm




I hear they might try to carpet bomb the State Capitol with brains.

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