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« Reply #135 on: June 30, 2019, 06:40:05 pm »
The Racist Nextdoor

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Neither Nextdoor nor Neighbors have responded to The Root’s request for comment. Ultimately, Nextdoor is just a piece of technology and a tool for communication that can be used for good or evil. These apps aren’t creating more discrimination. When someone burns a cross or sends a racist letter, it is not the fault of the tree that produced the paper or lumber.

“I mean, there’s racist people on Facebook, on Twitter, everywhere,” said Stinton. “It is like being a fly on the wall in a roomful of racists who all think they are invisible. I can’t imagine what it’s like for a person of color to have to see that.”

“I can,” said the invisible black man.

“It’s like living in America.”

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Thank you for posting the above story, Surly. 👍

I read the article with interest, since I have been on both ends of racism evil. Also, the question about choosing between being able to fly or being invisible resonated with me. I have often wished to be able to become invisible at will, but not so I can spy on people; my motivation is based on avoiding being on the receiving end of casual racism. This is why, here in Vermont, I have adopted a reclusive life style.

I have discussed the way it "works" here with you before, so I won't go into that, except to say that I read (several years ago now) about how popular with Vermonters some selectively local internet software (like "Neighbor") was. When I read that happy talk about how great it was to share important local info, I immediately knew that a significant percentage of that "important info" most Vermonters were sharing was casual racism, though the article did, of course, not imply that.


It was a source of sadness for me because I agree that said apps do knit a community closer together and do facilitate kindness and help in time of need. The problem is that too many Vermonters regard quick access to a timely warning, a kind word or a helping hand as a privilege not to be shared with "outsiders". Moreover, they are quite skilled at microaggressions (i.e. legal harrassment) for the purpose of letting "outsiders" know, in no uncertain terms, that they are not welcome to participate. :(

I am sure Vermont society is not unique in this regard. I actually admire how Vermonters stick together and care for their own. Their lack of trust and acceptance of "outsiders" is based on hard experience, so it is not an illogical or implicitly immoral modus vivendi.

Of course, the Devil always manages to get into the details. Overly provincial Vermonters are shooting themselves in the foot by arbitrarily accepting fellow Vermonters (some who will rob you blind with a smile on their face), while arbitrarily rejecting "outsiders" like me and my wife. It is, of course, our loss. But, I have no doubt that it is, even more so, their loss.

Some may read this and ask, "WHY don't you move?". "Because I like it here", is the first thing that comes into my head when I ask myself that question.

However, it is only partially accurate. I do like cold weather and marked seasonal changes, so that covers why the climate here is agreeable with me (and my wife too!).

My support of socialist politics has nothing to do with living in Vermont. If you think the majority of Vermonters are "Socialists", or that the State Government is "Socialist", you have never lived here AND have listened to a lot of hype from the media about "Liberal Socialist" Vermont.

Capitalism is prevalent here, unfortunately. There are some (rather paltry) heating assistance programs for the poor but, really, there is nothing Socialist about the Vermont State Government and the overwhelming majority of Vermonters.   

The best answer I can honestly provide is that I experienced complete and utter rejection at the hands of my friends and family due to my challenging my father and siblings in 2004, when they took me to court so I would accept a pittance for my inheritance due from my mother, who died in 1990. Said "agreement" would have stripped me of any right to an inheritance from my father when he died. Perhaps I should have agreed, since Christ did say that you should just let them take what they wanted when someone asked for something, even to the point of offering more than they wanted ( Luke 6:30 "Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back."  Matthew 5:40 "And if any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also."

But, unlike my father and all my siblings, I am poor. I perceived their unprincipled behavior, not as that of one who begs, or one who takes out of simple aggressive avarice, but one who deliberately abuses a poor brother (But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 1 John 3:17).

I stated they were unjust and, of course, lost even the roughly $46,000 (MINUS $7,500 in "legal" fees for the lawyer who happened to be Larry's new wife's son) they had offered in the process. Perhaps I was wrong to fight over money. Perhaps I am rationalizing my futile efforts to make two judges (one in 2004-2006 and another one in 2014-2016) provide inheritance justice, but that effort was key in exposing the ugly truth about who these "friends" and relatives were in their heart. If I had accepted their offer, they would have continued to prop up the illusion I had lived under my entire life, that they cared for me as much as I cared for them.

I still care for them and have, though it has been difficult to do, forgiven them for their sin. But I resolved, as far back as 2006, that until they repent of their sin, I will not feed their sick need by associating with them. All they have to do to make amends is write a letter admitting their wrong, apologizing for it, and making restitution. A sister called to say my father died in 2008. The same sister called to say her husband died in 2014. My oldest brother called a few times in 2014, just asking me to call him. Another brother called in 2016 with a message about a "motion" he was going to file (which he never filed - all those calls were about the last bit of highway robbery going on at the court on their behalf). The same sister that called in 2008 and 2014, the one who had been the "Christian" mouthpiece thoughout my siblings' attempt at manipulating me since the year 2000, called in 2017. I think that was to tell me about the death of my oldest brother at 77 (he had Parkinsons for nearly 20 years and colon cancer for over a decade).

I had picked up (I'm a bit slow) on this particular sister's (the other two are far more into abrasive mocking and cheap shots) practice, since 2006, of engaging in manipulative false compassion punctuated, when she figured my guard was down, with guilt trip psychology. Her last suggestion was that the best thing I could do is make out a an affidavit rejecting any and all claims to inheritance from my parents. I said I would do that right after she did and said goodbye. I stopped answering her calls after 2006.

I didn't learn of my oldest brother's death in 2017 until this month. I hope he made it, but his total loyalty to my brother Larry, the ringleader of the inheritance scam (who committed routine adultery with my first wife, and who I believe is the father of one or both of my "children", both who sided 100% with "Uncle" Larry on the inheritance "issue") with my father and all my other siblings, does not give me confidence.

When I confronted Larry about his 1971-1988 routine adultery many years later (over the phone in 2004 during the Larry's first inheritance lawsuit scam against me), he said, "She's not my type.". Now where have you heard that recently? Birds of a feather, and all that.

My present wife Carmen had always claimed I didn't have enough evidence that Larry was the possible father of one or both of my children, since I had never done any DNA testing to find out for sure. I agreed my suspicions were circumstantial but insisted, for many reasons of observed behavior I could not list completely even if I talked for several hours, that he had to be the father.

Over the phone (earlier in 2004), even before the "She's not my type" remark Larry made to me, Carmen had a conversation with Larry about how estranged my "children" were (and still are) from me (Ever so clever Larry was posing this as a ploy to convince Carmen to persuade me to grant an inheritance power of attorney to my "daughter"), Carmen stated that I could not trust said daughter and mentioned my paternity doubts to Larry without accusing Larry. Larry instantly said that was "ridiculous because of the blood tests".  Carmen had said nothing about "blood tests". Larry had that quicky answer too ready at hand. He didn't say I should check the DNA. Larry's prepared answer was exactly the thing you would expect if he and my ex-wife had conspired to respond this way in the event that the issue of dubious paternity came up. Someone who had never questioned said paternity would ask about blood tests or DNA, not claim the paternity issue had already been "settled by blood tests".

I don't recall ever discussing blood tests with Larry. I never bothered with blood test math when I learned the blood types of my "children" when they were born because it did not occur to me at the time that anyone but me could be the father! So, who, exactly, discussed those blood tests with Larry, if not my ex-wife? And, more importantly, WHY would my ex-wife discuss blood tests with my brother Larry who lived next door when both of my "children" were born?

When Carmen heard that, she began to take my doubts seriously, but was still not totally convinced.

As Trump did recently, the, "She's not my type" unstated (but BLATANT) message is that the ONLY reason to immorally do or not do whatever is whether said woman is a certain "type" or not. For Larry, the flippant remark directed at me was obviously a sneering bit of cruel mockery and disdain for any concept of morality whatsoever. IOW, the fact that he is my brother is, to him, irrelevant in deciding whether to commit adultery with my wife. This is the way sociopaths think.

After Larry's "She's not my type" remark to me, considering that his wife, since 2001 or so, is an olive skinned Puerto Rican lady that is very much (as opposed to his blonde and blue eyed ex-wife from Maine) the same "type" as my ex-wife, Carmen became convinced that my fingering Larry as the possible father of one or both of my "children" is reality based.

At any rate, even DNA lab work to establish paternity is a challenge when two brothers are the candidates. Blood tests, in these cases, are less than useless.

My subsequent disconnection from all these manipulators and hypocrites (some of them claim to be "Christians") has given me a great deal of peace. All of them share "greed is good" personality traits.

Which brings us back to why I do not move. You see, all of them mostly do not like Vermont or want to live here.

My wife and I will live out our days, whether they be the Last Days prophesied in the Bible or not, in Vermont.

The Czar's Blessing for my family and former "friends":
 
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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Hmmmm. I am sure that certain people in the White House are now updating Trump's list of those under PRESIDENTIAL PARDON consideration.

In the meantime, a prison will get a new Mein Kampf writer making "suitable" plans for our future. 



In the , that is not hard to do. Birds of a feather, and all that.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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Hmmmm. I am sure that certain people in the White House are now updating Trump's list of those under PRESIDENTIAL PARDON consideration.

In the meantime, a prison will get a new Mein Kampf writer making "suitable" plans for our future. 



In the , that is not hard to do. Birds of a feather, and all that.

I don't know. Pardoning Joe Arpaio or Dinesh DiSouza is highly distasteful and a flouting of power, but different in degree from pardoning a murderer. As much as Pud lives in fear of the "I-word," pardoning a convicted felon might be a bridge too far even for him.

As for recruiting the cops, "birds of a feather," indeed. The new spin of Nazis marching with police escort tell you all you need to know.

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The Fascist 'Business Model'
« Reply #140 on: July 02, 2019, 01:03:50 pm »

Hmmmm. I am sure that certain people in the White House are now updating Trump's list of those under PRESIDENTIAL PARDON consideration.

In the meantime, a prison will get a new Mein Kampf writer making "suitable" plans for our future. 



In the , that is not hard to do. Birds of a feather, and all that.

I don't know. Pardoning Joe Arpaio or Dinesh DiSouza is highly distasteful and a flouting of power, but different in degree from pardoning a murderer. As much as Pud lives in fear of the "I-word," pardoning a convicted felon might be a bridge too far even for him.

As for recruiting the cops, "birds of a feather," indeed. The new spin of Nazis marching with police escort tell you all you need to know.


I've been reading a lot about those who aided the rise of Hitler, who shortly before WWII ended, moved huge fortunes out of Germany to various places on the planet, including the United States, for the express purpose of resurrecting the fascist 'business model' wherever they could.

These industrialists are true believers in using the local government to do whatever on their behalf, going back generations BEFORE the word "Fascism" ever existed. They targeted Europe after WWII and, with the help of the CIA (which controlled the trillion dollar Anderson "Trust" through the treason of Truman), succeeded in crushing Socialism there, and eventually here. Trump is their creature.

I would not put absolutely any action, no matter how base, beyond Trump and his fascist pals. However, I agree that he would only do something like pardoning a murderer if it had some happy shock value for his somewhat disgruntled (due to lack of jobs) racist base.

What too many people do not get about fascism is that the demonization of some "other", though intrinsic to the fascist MO, is merely a peripheral part of the core 'business model', which is monopoly Capitalism through Cartelization of absolutely every product that human society requires. The point is to eliminate all 'pesky' competition. That is what sanctions are all about. When sanctions do not accomplish the competition crushing purpose, then war is next. The storm trooper racist crazies are part of the divide and counqer distraction to keep people from realizing they are being screwed 24/7 by a worldwide fascist oligarchy.

Unfortunately for people like you and me who can see the big picture, the brutal reality stated above is too nuanced/complicated for most people to grasp.

Fascists like Trump count on public's lack of introspection. Hitler and Trump are birds of a feather.


I challenge you to find any difference between Hitler's mindset in the following quotes and that of Trump:

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“If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”― Adolf Hitler

“Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.”― Adolf Hitler

“I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.” ― Adolf Hitler

“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.” ― Adolf Hitler, Hitler's Letters and Notes

“The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.” ― Adolf Hitler


“The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.”― Adolf Hitler



 
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I would not put absolutely any action, no matter how base, beyond Trump and his fascist pals. However, I agree that he would only do something like pardoning a murderer if it had some happy shock value for his somewhat disgruntled (due to lack of jobs) racist base.

What too many people do not get about fascism is that the demonization of some "other", though intrinsic to the fascist MO, is merely a peripheral part of the core 'business model', which is monopoly Capitalism through Cartelization of absolutely every product that human society requires. The point is to eliminate all 'pesky' competition. That is what sanctions are all about. When sanctions do not accomplish the competition crushing

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I challenge you to find any difference between Hitler's mindset in the following quotes and that of Trump:


You don't have to challenge me, because I agree with you.  Normalcy bias keeps 60 per cent of the people from seeing the incipient creeping fascism at work, and the other 40 per cent are just fine with it, thenkewverymuch. The Proud Boys and militia types are the brownshirt vanguard. What we see today in the US is ripped from the fascist playbook, and it always works.

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Trumpmenbashi

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"You hear kids crying": Border Patrol agent describes conditions in migrant detention centers

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Drawings by migrant children who were in detention show them in cages

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Over One-Tenth of Global Population Could Lack Drinking Water by 2030

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EPA Move to Phase Out Animal Experiments Could Mean the End of Toxics Regulations

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I had Dengue fever once.
« Reply #145 on: July 05, 2019, 03:17:08 pm »

I had Dengue fever once. It was a very bad experience. It's like total lethargy mixed with nausea, lack of appetite and fever al combined.
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« Reply #146 on: July 06, 2019, 07:26:09 am »

I had Dengue fever once. It was a very bad experience. It's like total lethargy mixed with nausea, lack of appetite and fever al combined.

Sounds awful. You are the only person I kn ow who has had it. Sounds like it is not recommended.

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Excellent news roundup.  


In regard to this:


www.theatlantic.com - But, as Kagan argues in her dissent, this case should be easier than many in which gathering outrage tips over into judicial condemnation. This issue has firmer bones than that. Roberts’s faulty reas…


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Last week, though, Justice Elena Kagan , writing for the four justices who disagreed with 😈 Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion in Rucho v. Common Cause purporting to withdraw the Court once and for all from passing judgment on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymanders, ended thus:

Of all times to abandon the Court’s duty to declare the law, this was not the one. The practices challenged in these cases imperil our system of government. Part of the Court’s role in that system is to defend its foundations. None is more important than free and fair elections. With respect but deep sadness, I dissent.

Justice Kagan is right. The article is also right that the "reasoning" of Chief "Justice" Roberts is flawed. But, as usual, nobody wans to address the corporate fascist spoon fed malice aforethought (Mens rea) intrinsic to Roberts' "reasoning".

It is an insult to the concept of logical deduction or induction, commonly defined as "reasoning", to believe that Roberts ever engages in it. This 🐵 TOOL has been spoon fed fascist talking points from the time he, a slave of both ambition and greed, wllingly signed up to be a "Federalist Society" fascist handmaiden.

Several years ago, when I watched POS Bush talking and joking with corporate lackey Roberts (when Bush was nominating him for top dog on the Supremely fascist Court), I knew this man was BAD NEWS for we-the-people.

That man's silly grin is an insult to grins everywhere. He thinks he is oh so clever, playing the legalese sophistic doubletalk mumbo jumbo word game, when even the most uneducated among us, after reading a few Roberts quotes,  can easily discern that Roberts never had a moment of deep introspective thought in his entire life. He would be the object of disdain and organ monkey jokes ridicule if he wasn't so dangerously powerful.

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Agelbert NOTE: The Fascist Storm is raging all over the Earth.




Captain Carola Rackete 👍 To Sue Italian Minister Over Migrant Comments

July 6, 2019 by Reuters

Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old Sea-Watch 3 captain, disembarks from a Finance police boat and is escorted to a car, in Porto Empedocle, Italy July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

by Crispian Balmer (Reuters) Captain Carola Rackete, 31, was freed from house arrest on Tuesday after a judge dismissed accusations she had endangered the lives of Italian servicemen by ignoring military orders and bringing a boatload of migrants to the port of Lampedusa.

Salvini has repeatedly denounced Rackete, calling her a “pirate” and an “outlaw”, and promising to expel her from Italy. >:(

Rackete’s lawyer Alessandro Gamberini said a lawsuit had been drawn up. “We have already prepared the case against minister Salvini,” he told Radio Cusano Campus, accusing the minister of stirring up hatred.

Rackete herself still faces possible charges of aiding illegal immigration and disregarding public officials and will be questioned in Sicily by magistrates next week. Her Sea-Watch 3 boat has been impounded as the investigation continues.

NEW ROW AHEAD

Since taking office a year ago, Salvini has introduced a battery of anti-migrant measures, leading to a sharp decline in new arrivals also in the number of charity ships operating off the coast of Libya in search of flimsy migrant boats.

Salvini said on Friday that another charity ship, the German-flagged Alan Kurdi, had picked up 65 people near Libya, and warned it not to try to come to Italy.

In an open letter to his German counterpart Horst Seehofe, Salvini said it was vital for Berlin to intercede, adding that Italy would not let the Alan Kurdi dock under any circumstances.

“Any eventual deterioration of the situation on board can therefore only be the exclusive responsibility of the flag-state (of the boat) and the commander and crew of the Alan Kurdi,” he wrote. There was no immediate response from Seehofe.

Earlier on Friday, Malta said it would take in 54 migrants rescued by an Italian charity boat off Libya this week, as part of a migrant swap with Rome.

The two countries have repeatedly clashed over who should receive migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, but both have also criticized their European Union partners for failing to take in more of the newcomers.

“Our two countries have been suffering the indifference and failings of the European Union for years,” Salvini said.

Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Gavin Jones

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www.theatlantic.com - But, as Kagan argues in her dissent, this case should be easier than many in which gathering outrage tips over into judicial condemnation. This issue has firmer bones than that. Roberts’s faulty reas…


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Last week, though, Justice Elena Kagan , writing for the four justices who disagreed with 😈 Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion in Rucho v. Common Cause purporting to withdraw the Court once and for all from passing judgment on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymanders, ended thus:

Of all times to abandon the Court’s duty to declare the law, this was not the one. The practices challenged in these cases imperil our system of government. Part of the Court’s role in that system is to defend its foundations. None is more important than free and fair elections. With respect but deep sadness, I dissent.

Justice Kagan is right. The article is also right that the "reasoning" of Chief "Justice" Roberts is flawed. But, as usual, nobody wans to address the corporate fascist spoon fed malice aforethought (Mens rea) intrinsic to Roberts' "reasoning".


It is well and good to agree with you, but I need to remind you that the Supreme Court throughout it'd history has given birth, aid and succor to some of the most retrograde opinions possible. Those of us who grew up in an era informed by the ghosts of Holmes, Brandeis, Frankfurter and Brennan, et al forget there was also a Roger Taney.

Dred Scott; Buck v. Bell (forced sterilization); Korematsu; Plessy v. Ferguson; and closer to our own time, right wing activism like  Bush v. Gore,  Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, and my favorite, Citizens United v. FEC.

Roberts is the second coming of Taney.

 

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