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fleabiscuit's Journal
July 3, 2019

I'm not a member. But I'm not afraid of them either.

Pacific Northwest Anti-Fascist Workers Collective


July 3, 2019

"Why doesn't the SPLC list antifa as a hate group?"


Why doesn't the SPLC list antifa as a hate group?
"The SPLC condemns violence in all its forms, including the violent acts of far-left street movements like antifa (short for anti-fascist). But the propensity for violence, though present in many hate groups, is not among the criteria for listing. Also, antifa groups do not promote hatred based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity (see criteria above)."
August 2, 2016

Got jobs? Spotted an interesting post on FB from Hillary…

New report: The economy will create 10.4 million new jobs under Hillary’s proposal

I went and found the reports…

“…Employment also receives a lift under
the secretary’s plan. During her presidency,
the economy would create 10.4 million
jobs, 3.2 million more than under current

Conclusions (HRC)
“…Evident from her proposals is the belief
that the country needs to invest more in
education, infrastructure and workers,
and that the well-to-do, and to a lesser
degree financial institutions and businesses,
should pay for it. While her budget
arithmetic does not completely add up, it
is pretty close, and the nation’s debt load
under her plan is no different than under
current law.

Nonetheless, the upshot of our analysis
is that Secretary Clinton’s economic policies
when taken together will result in a stronger
U.S. economy under almost any scenario..”



Conclusions (TRUMP)
“…Having said this, what he is asking for is
fiscally unsound. His tax and spending proposals
will result in very large deficits and a
much higher debt load. A future Congress
may be able to rein in this profligacy, but it
will not be easy, as there is a gulf between
what he says he wants on taxes and spending
and what it will take to make the budget
arithmetic work.

The upshot of Mr. Trump’s economic
policy positions under almost any scenario is
that the U.S. economy will be more isolated
and diminished.”


May 24, 2016

Reminds me of the grumpy old man yelling at the kids on the street to get off his property.

He needs to know how to answer these regarding breaking up big banks, they have not been secret:

Four questions to ask before breaking up the banks

Question One: Can I Keep My Bank?

Question Two: How Does a Global Business Like 3M Bank?

Question Three: What Does This Mean for U.S. Capital Markets and Debt Issuers such as Minnesota?

Question Four: Are We Sure Dodd-Frank Isn’t solving the problem?


April 5, 2016

The Norman Goldman talk show.

I’ve been listening to Norman for several years, first hearing him when he filled in now and then for Ed Schultz, and when they had phone chats regarding legal issues. I often have to take Norm with a grain of salt and he can get on ones nerves, but I have subscribed to his radio show podcast for the last couple of years. He has a Facebook page, twitter presence etc. and offers a free app, yada yada… I have no affiliation to him.

He streams his show live as well (3-6 PM Pacific), and he offers the archived first hour of his shows for free steaming at his web page.

That being said, I think the first hour of April 4 one of the best I have ever heard. It involves HRC and BS, and the fact that “party still matters.” That plus his interaction with his first caller Matt, who is also excellent, makes it one of the best hours I’ve listened to in years. I’ve replayed it a couple of times already.

Do it.

Norm's Show Open Plus Free Hour April 4th 2016
posted on: 4/4/2016

BTW; If you hate Norman and can’t stand him you don’t have to let me know… I don’t care.

March 18, 2016

Krugman: Republican Elite’s Reign of Disdain

“…Just to be clear, I’m not suggesting that Donald Trump has any better idea about what the country needs; he’s just peddling another fantasy, this one involving the supposed power of belligerence. But at least he’s acknowledging the real problems ordinary Americans face, not lecturing them on their moral failings. And that’s an important reason he’s winning.”


This, in a nutshell, is why I keep saying (and get alerted on) that Sander supporters are like Trump supporters. Both have the same 'you've been beat up by the system' message but with no distinct ideas that have a scintilla of a chance of becoming reality. Most Democrats are still living in reality and that's why HRC is winning.

That’s why I’m a Hillary man. Time to move forward.

February 24, 2016

Deceptive Poll Results (Hillary Group)

I see a lot of these type of “results” being passed around as real.

“Warning: Propaganda Sites Are Spreading Deceptive Bernie vs Hillary Poll Results”

“At some point on Tuesday, word got out via Facebook that Reuters has a new national poll showing Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton nationally by, well, the numbers vary greatly. And why do the numbers vary so much? Because nearly everyone who's posted the poll results so far are being either deliberately misleading or they probably shouldn't be messing around with an interactive polling app….”

“…It appears as if we're witnessing the next evolution of the fake news site. A year ago or so, we observed how non-satirical fake sites cynically deceived readers for the sake of generating clicks via social media. And now the same model is being applied to the 2016 presidential campaign. Sure, US Uncut and the like are a little more grounded in reality, but not enough reality to make it trustworthy.

All that matters are clicks. Facts and honesty be damned.”


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