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I posted because i like the idea of women getting enough education

the world over that they have fewer than two children. And that populations declines that way. The right would like the population to decline because of of climate events while oil magnates continue to get rich off of it and disease (why else do you think Trump pulled out of WHO?). It is a choice. Population will go down but it could be catastropic mayhem that kills children like rampant disease or it could be better education and access to reproductive health and other healthcare with fossil fuel mitigation and replacement.

The plutocrats don't want public health for the world. They want a die off.

That way fewer people will mean less carbon. Which is one way of reducing carbon. An alternative way would be to leave oil in the ground and have a few multi millionaires less multi. Bill Gates and WHO want to immunize kids so they don't die in childhood so their mom's have fewer children (and access to birth control). Education is a part of that option. Bet plutocrats don't like that. They hate educated people because they understand power. It is a specific choice. I don't know if Trump is aware of the reason why he is defunding it. Probably.

The followers of a cult getting their self worth by taking on policing and

science roles themselves. They are not police or health experts. There is some emptiness in their lives, likely caused by the GOP gutting middle class jobs and union ones over 40 years, etc... that they need to fill with these false roles they feel compelled to act out. Feeling compelled by a psychopath or psychopatic movement is a really strong magnitude of emotion than you have ever felt before with : "i must do this" atrached. And then they get some self esteem from those actions. So they are locked in. And telling them the need to wear a mask just robs them if that compelled by the psychopaths role and they get angry because you are taking away their identity.

The part of Trump's voters who are peeling off may just be sick and tired

of race being an issue. They don't karen people and get their jollies by joining that fake Trump civil society (no union building allowed). They realize there is nothing in Trump's vision for them. The plutocrats take it all. And things feel a bit warmer and sunnier when they think of living in a multirace and vibrant society the USA could be. 'A taco truck on every corner' sounds pretty good than watching racism corral Trump's cult day in and out so that rich people pay even less in taxes.

And Trump has taught his base to attack poc who are doing a lemonade stand

without a permit because they are 14 or driving in a predominantly white neighbourhood because they live there. And in Trump's speech tonight he described how his base would be attacked and maligned for their beliefs by this totalitarian left. That is 'black baiting'.

"Hey Trump base: the reason you are feeling really bad and hated and maligned is not because of the left, it is because you are listening to Trump. He is setting you up for conflict." Applegrove

McConnell and Cheney are now pro-mask. I bet the calculation was that not wearing masks

was a wedge issue not working in the GOP's favour. So they are trying to blur the sharp edges of the issue and erase the wedge. Took the pandemic to hit the South to get them to do it. If they cared about people they would have done it earlier and would be for things like great healthcare for Americans.

And for god's sake was is this US policing meme of the last decade where

people with any smarts-high IQ should never be hired as local police? Police need to think on their feet, excel at spatial reasoning, strive for improvement of their profession and verbally negotiate tricky situations to defuse........ oh i see. It must be a right wing thing to keep racial peace and equality from happening. The right wing does **** like that. It is structural. A smart person might blow the whistle on bad cops in their midst...oh wait cell phones came along and did it anyhow.

Is the world going to be saved from authoritarians by the youth? First George Floyd protests

that last a month. Now teens and KPOP fans trolled the ticket numbers for Trumps rally. Black youth would not stand for Trump's overt racism and tolerance of dangerous policing faced by poc. Other youth joined in. Maybe Trump playing footsie with Kim Jong Un did not go over well with young people in Korea. Their lives are all on the line in each case. Maybe the internet savy youth will save us all. Maybe they are more powerful than bots and Russians. And who can forget the Majory Stoneman Douglass kids on gun issues or Greta Thunberg. This is their time.

Does the right want knee jerk reactors as police rather than people who can

think on their feet? The better to keep the police in the fold of the right as they lower wages and crash relations with the people in more poverty who see more crime. Is it "skinny policing" that serves to make everything not upper middle class - shitty?

He'll always have Ax Handle Saturday in Jacksonville on August 27.

Exactly 6 decades to the day of that attack on african americans. Who is doing the historical research in the WH? Is Stephen Miller scheduling poetically?



Trump finalizes rollback of LGBTQ patient protections

Advocates panned the new rules, which were released on the 4th anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting




The Trump administration on Friday formally rolled back an Obama-era policythat protected LGBTQ patients from discrimination and required robust language translation services, unnerving health experts who worry vulnerable populations will face further risks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The move — long sought by some of President Donald Trump's supporters in the conservative Christian community — is the latest effort by Trump to mobilize his religious base amid criticism over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the recent protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.


The new Trump administration rules reverse an Obama policy that banned health care providers from discriminating against transgender patients and women seeking abortions. The Obama administration had issued the first-time protections for LGBTQ patients under a nondiscrimination clause in the Affordable Care Act, citing concerns from advocates these patients had a harder time accessing necessary care,

The Trump administration overhaul, which had been years in the making, came against warnings from health care groups that the rollback could make it easier for hospitals and health care workers to discriminate against patients based on their gender or sexual orientation. It also was panned by advocates who noted that the rule was released on the four-year anniversary of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed and dozens more injured.

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