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Name: Aram Katz
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sullivan County, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: Soon to be Zhenjiang in China
Member since: Tue Mar 23, 2021, 11:44 AM
Number of posts: 4,511

About Me

Demoralized, depressed, destroyed by American immigration law written and pushed for in 1952 by two xenophobes determined to keep people out.

Journal Archives

When it rains, it pours with health of parents

Happy Chinese New Year and it has been a terrible start to the year.

My mother: recovering from her second mild stroke in five years.
My father: Afib induced massive heart attack in November
My Father in law: Massive heart attack attributed to his worsening diabetes
My mother in law: Going in for a biopsy for possible uterine cancer.

When it rains, it pours.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Wed Mar 1, 2023, 11:37 PM (6 replies)

Rick Scott criticizes current US relations with Beijing: 'All that Biden does is pacify China'

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) slammed President Biden for his approach toward relations with China on Sunday, accusing him of attempting to appease Beijing.

“All that Biden does is pacify China,” Scott told John Catsimatidis on WABC’s “Cats Roundtable,” adding, “I don’t know what it is, but this is a guy who won’t stand up to dictators around the world.”

Scott’s comments echoed similar criticisms that he levied at the Biden administration earlier this week.

“Communist China has chosen to be our enemy,” he said in a tweet on Thursday. “The CCP wants to destroy our way of life, and @JoeBiden shows nothing but weak appeasement. The American people deserve a leader in Washington who stands up to evil regimes and puts America first.”


Another POS that can go piss up a rope. Yes, passing the CHIPS Act is opening your mouth to deep-throat Emperor Winnie the Flu.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sun Feb 26, 2023, 11:43 PM (18 replies)

Asked if he's a Democrat, Manchin deflects

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) deflected answering a question about whether he still identifies as a Democrat as questions mount over his political future.

“I identify as an American,” Manchin said when asked if he was still a Democrat on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” “I’m an American through and through.”

Manchin, whose Senate term is up in 2024, has remained noncommittal about his plans to run for reelection as well as whether a White House bid is in his sights.

He has ruled out running for governor in West Virginia, a position he held in the past, and said recently that he was not planning on running for president “today.” But the proclamations have provided little clarity about his plans in the Senate, where he holds a crucial Democratic seat.


Manchin wants to run for president? I doubt his dog would vote for him.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sun Feb 26, 2023, 09:24 PM (5 replies)

Sad thought: Something inside of me, knowing how reflective Jimmy Carter is, says that

Carter might think near the end that he didn't do enough in his life.

Is there a way we at DU can, as a group, sign something like a letter thanking him for everything he has done and is?

I don't know if we'd get any response, but we should all do something to show him how much he means to us and what he's meant to the country and the world?

Or, as I age, am I just getting overly sentimental?
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sat Feb 25, 2023, 03:42 AM (7 replies)

Russia warns West over threatening its troops in Moldovan region

Source: Reuters via AOL

Russia told the West on Friday that it would view as an attack on itself any actions that threatened Russian peacekeepers in Moldova's breakaway Transdniestria region, one day after Moscow accused Ukraine of planning an invasion.

In Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected Moscow's assertion that Ukraine wanted to take over the region.

The warning comes amid increased concerns in Moldova, a small ex-Soviet republic bordering Ukraine, of a possible Russian threat. Its pro-European president, Maia Sandu, this month accused Moscow of plotting a coup.

On Thursday, Russia accused Kyiv of planning to invade Transdniestria, which borders Ukraine. The mainly Russian-speaking territory broke from Moldova's control in 1990, a year before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Read more: https://www.aol.com/news/russia-warns-west-over-threatening-195201559.html

I truly believe Putin helped foster all of these "breakaway" moments to soften up these countries for invasion.

He learned well from his Nazi mentor from the 1930s.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Fri Feb 24, 2023, 09:18 PM (19 replies)

China calls for Russia-Ukraine cease-fire, peace talks

Source: AP via AOL

China called for a cease-fire between Ukraine and Moscow and the opening of peace talks in a 12-point proposal to end the fighting that started one year ago.

Beijing claims to have a neutral stance in the war, but China has also said it has a “no limits friendship” with Russia and has refused to criticize its invasion of Ukraine, or even refer to it as an invasion. It has accused the West of provoking the conflict and “fanning the flames" by providing Ukraine with defensive arms.

The U.S. has also said China may be preparing to provide Russia with military aid, something Beijing says lacks evidence. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin has called the allegation “nothing more than slander and smears.”

There are doubts over whether China can be seen as an honest broker.

Read more: https://www.aol.com/news/china-calls-russia-ukraine-cease-071528205.html

Day late, dollar short with no credibility, Emperor Winnie the Flu.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Fri Feb 24, 2023, 04:09 AM (60 replies)

U.S. mass killings linked to extremism spiked over last decade

Source: AP via AOL

The number of U.S. mass killings linked to extremism over the past decade was at least three times higher than the total from any other 10-year period since the 1970s, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The report, provided to The Associated Press ahead of its public release Thursday, also found that all extremist killings identified in 2022 were linked to right-wing extremism, with an especially high number linked to white supremacy. They include a racist mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 Black shoppers dead and a mass shooting that killed five people at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“It is not an exaggeration to say that we live in an age of extremist mass killings,” the report from the group's Center on Extremism says.

Between two and seven domestic extremism-related mass killings occurred every decade from the 1970s to the 2000s, but in the 2010s that number skyrocketed to 21, the report found.

Read more: https://www.aol.com/news/us-mass-killings-linked-extremism-022734531.html

File this under the "no shit sherlock" category.

Article does not say RIGHT WING extremism, so it is playing the both sider-ism extremism.

Don't read the comments. The RW loons are going insane, melting down about BLM, black on black crime, and how all of this is Biden's fault.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Fri Feb 24, 2023, 04:04 AM (2 replies)

Biden approval rating highest in almost a year: Survey

Source: The Hill via AOL

President Biden’s approval rating has hit its highest point in almost a year, according to a new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll, rising to 46 percent.

Biden’s approval rating following his second State of the Union address is the highest it has been since March 2022, the poll released Wednesday found.

He saw improvement among respondents across the political spectrum, with his approval among Democrats rising from 85 percent in January to 88 percent and his approval among independents rising from 32 percent to 36 percent.

His approval rating among Republicans also ticked up from 13 percent last month to 15 percent in February, the highest level in the poll during his presidency.

The poll also found rising confidence among Democrats ahead of Biden’s expected 2024 reelection bid.

Read more: https://www.aol.com/news/biden-approval-rating-highest-almost-171344578.html

Expect the MAGAt base to scream polls don't matter, unless it fits their narrative, then they do.

Don't read the comments. MAGAts infest and troll post on AOL and have for 25 years.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Feb 23, 2023, 04:54 AM (2 replies)

More gun violence: 1 dead, 4 injured in shooting along Mardi Gras parade route

One person is dead and four others injured after a shooting unfolded toward the end of the route of Sunday's Krewe of Bacchus parade, one of the largest of Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, police said.

The shooting was reported at 9:30 p.m., police said, along the busy Uptown parade route. It's a stretch, populated with bars, where large crowds assemble.

A reporter for NBC affiliate WDSU of New Orleans was at the scene and said the parade stopped when gunfire broke out.

“I thought it sounded like 20 gunshots,” witness Stacey Morigeau told the WDSU reporter. “It was rapid-fire. And everybody started running.”

Police officials said at an informal news conference that officers were nearby, heard the gunfire and rushed to the scene, near St. Charles Avenue and Terpsichore Street. There, they found the five victims and two handguns.

Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Tue Feb 21, 2023, 05:06 AM (1 replies)

North Korea warns of turning Pacific into 'firing range' - Sociopath feels left out, needs attention

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired two more ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday, as the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong Un warned U.S. forces to halt military drills, saying the reclusive nuclear state could turn the Pacific into a "firing range".

The launches come just two days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the sea off Japan's west coast, prompting the United States to hold joint air exercises with South Korea and separately with Japan on Sunday.

North Korea's state media confirmed it fired two projectiles from a multiple rocket launcher, aiming at targets 395 km (245 miles) and 337 km (209 miles) away, respectively.

"The 600mm multiple rocket launcher mobilised in the firing... is a means of tactical nuclear weapon," capable of "paralysing" an enemy airfield, state news agency KCNA said.


Unreal how Jabba the Kim has brutalized and enslaved 26 million people while still wanting war. Apparently, he longs for the attention he lost when his BFF lost.

BTW, RWers are blaming Biden for this, saying under Agent Orange, Jabba the Kim was our friend and Biden lost that.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Feb 20, 2023, 02:48 AM (1 replies)
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