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Baby boomers are retiring. 74 years since the boom started. Plus wages

are stagnant (globalism, GOP fighting unions, automation) so the inflation rate stays low and the economy can go on and on. Workers fight inflation that way (for the rich). That is why growth was 3.2%. Has nothing to do with tax cuts. Don't let the GOP close the circuit on taking credit for it. It is demographics and workers not getting raises.

CEOs trying to get big bonuses by cancelling bathroom breaks and thus

forcing people to go without coffee or music all day. Hiring OCD people, nature's coutiers, as managers everywhere. US used to be a functioning democracy. Now it has taken on the structure of a monarchy.

Are private colleges to blame? Does Devos want to get rid of state colleges and their professory

discernable facts type professors? Why else would she allow for profit fake colleges to survive when they don't educate students?

If we run out of antibiotics many types of surgery and chemotherapy

Will not happen. They need anti-biotics that work to be successful.
Maybe that is why the pharmaceutical industry is test driving driving the cost of some drugs up to unaffordable heights? So that in the future antibiotics that do work can be hoarded by only those who can afford them. So that mass use will not result in bacteria developing immunity to newer antibiotics as it does now. So we are all paying for cancer research that only the rich will be able to afford in 30 years antibiotics will be so expensive. okay I'm a little dark. But upping the cost of drugs is something drug companies are starting to do. And then not others. Like we are in training for something.

People need to feel they belong in vital 'village' roles. Otherwise they

are joining cults and as cult members are taking on enforcer roles and other 'important' authority or expert positions they don't qualify for in real life. That is why civil society and union membership and volunteering are so important. They allow us to be in the villages we all evolved in as human beings and belong to.

Look at these unqualified cult enforcers:

Posing as Border Patrol, militiamen are harassing asylum-seekers on the Mexico border

Apr 19, 2019 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time by David Neiwert, Daily Kos Staff

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2019/4/19/1851603/-Posing-as-Border-Patrol-militiamen-are-harassing-asylum-seekers-on-the-Mexico-border

"SNIP....

When border militias start getting involved with people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, it’s always a nightmare waiting to happen—or rather, to happen again. When they start targeting asylum-seekers, as they appear to be doing in New Mexico, it’s a recipe for disaster.

An outfit calling itself United Constitutional Patriots has been prowling the borderlands in New Mexico’s Sunland Park area and rounding up asylum-seekers whom they encounter, turning them over to authorities with U.S. Border Patrol.

What’s clear is that the militiamen are presenting themselves to the refugees—most of whom, their own interviews reveal, appear to be arriving from Central America seeking asylum on a variety of grounds—as official federal patrolmen.

“Alto! U.S. Border Patrol!” announces UCP militiaman Jim Benvie at the opening of one of his Facebook videos showing his encounters with border crossers, as Benvie proceeds to interrogate them about their travels and how often they’ve attempted to cross. His confused interlocutors mostly smile back.

....SNIP"

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/17/pete-buttigieg-national-service-program-civil-service-military-community-2020-mandatory-americorps/3495306002/

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