More S.F. homeless people would be put on buses out of the city under new proposal by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 15 hours ago (0 children)
Your last sentence.....
I mean, DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF?????
NO HOUSING FOR EVERY BODY THAT EVER SHOWS UP IS NOT REQUIRED
GO THE FUCK HOME!!!
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 day ago (0 children)
This is where you are off track in being hostile:
How it works is simple: A city worker contacts the participants’ family or friends, buys them a bus ticket and provides a meal stipend, and then drives them to the Transbay terminal to see them off. The city then checks on the participant at least three times in three months.
And most are staying with family back home when check on.
This is, BY FAR, the best way to resolve the newcomer showing up and homeless problem in cities across this nation-
And dramatically more affordable too.
These are only rarely someone who came for a job or school, had things fall through.
They instead showed up expecting the rainbows and shiny safe happy bullshit lies about temperate weather and green nice spaces, and helpful activist orgs welcoming them... all while living off govt benefits they help them get and free food and medical care- and shelter on offer right in the city and neighborhood they like the idea of...
And rapidly realize NO WHERE is safe in the shelters or service locations and certainly not outside or in "parks", the help sites on offer are just helping with various forms and offering a mailing address and maybe emergency food, medical care is soulless at best and impossible to schedule at worst, everything costs 10 to 100x what they could possibly afford or get govt paid for, and the predators are everywhere stalking the vulnerable.
The LAST PLACE these people need to be is far from hometowns and family.
So sending them back to willing help is a million times safer, cheaper, and longterm fix than having them continue to cling to where they are now.
RBN: Scott Ritter Joins Nick & CJ | Hamas Winning Battle for Gaza | Israel Will Cease to Exist by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 days ago (0 children)
Talk about delusional takes!!!!
Israel and the threat/power held there will only cease to exist when the Nuke option is deployed to kill everyone rather than give up. By them.
After Xi Jinping visit to San Francisco, city falling back into drug use and homelessness: business owner (Yeah you can argue that this is Fox News, but there's no point in hiding it, Newsom just made the city look good for a brief period because Xi from China was visiting and its falling apart now) by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
Now they are giving away $300M in my taxes to clear homeless encampments- and, in theory, house them - first come first serve on grants ...
Did I mention they consider that enough to help 10,000 homeless get into housing? Do the math per. Now consider in L.A.Co alone before the last few years they hit 65k on the streets...
Except they are focusing on Freeways, ie CalTrans property clear outs.
Except our families, elderly, teens, vets without raging issues are almost entirely off the street already. Have been proactively and swiftly for years now.
Except there isn't any actual housing open in almost any areas, even if they are willing.
Except you need to not use anything, stay on your meds, and be a safe to others human at shelters.
Except they cannot hold OR house anyone against their voluntary consent.
Except we have decriminalized 99.9% of what used to be used to detain problems and criminals.
Except we have basically ZERO mental health facilities, and most substance abuse treatment is for profit only.
Just more virtue signalling free money for his activist org buddies in an election year.
@latstetter: The vast majority of Israelis are neither Semitic nor hereditary tide to Palestine. It's just science. [...] by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 days ago (0 children)
Other "Jewish" groups butchered the Israelites back then.
The various groups claiming Jewish now and ISRAEL as home after that timeline are nearly entirely from a prior Persian Empire rescue operation, who came back with their new form of religion and imposed it over others.
The history is as complex and genocidal as any other in the greater Middle East region, and the peoples and religious claims as entangled and confused
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 days ago* (0 children)
Using 22 year old data...
Referring to Khazar heritage like it is factual...
Not referencing in any way recent dna and genome knowledge...
Yeah. This is narrative pushing all.
Most Khazars from said empire were never converts, just the elites.
The merchant class there were Jewish, but did not view themselves as Khazar.
The crushing of said empire killed nearly all the elite bloodlines well over a thousand years ago.
The population in general was heavily depopulated and dispersed.
The MERCHANTS moved farther west, and back southeast/west from whence they came-
That westward flow is the Jewish spread in the area called The Pale. This is also the bulk of later diaspora to Israel and everywhere else.
The Armenia and Caucasus area Jews have extremely strong close genetic ties to the "Ashkenazi" Euro Jews.
Both are most closely tied to Turkey area and greater Italia region Jewish diaspora from the Roman Empire period. These came straight from the Semitic genome, BUT were nearly entirely male, slaves, who intermarried into Med bloodlines over time.
Sephardic Jews returned to the Turkey and Golden Crescent Ottoman region post the Moorish Spain reconquesta after the time Khazar was destroyed- and they most emphatically are dominantly Semitic and from there originally.
Euro Jews ALSO had a high rate of bringing in converts via strategic marriages and also carefully hiding Jewish beliefs and blending in for a few hundred years periodically, thus the large admixtures on top of the Italian Roman genes in some lines.
Truth is, YES Palestinians and ALL LOCALS IN REGION have higher ratios of ties. But the bulk of Jewish immigrants have fairly strong genetic ties too.
SITREP 11/25/23: Major Avdeevka Breakthroughs as NATO Plans Forever War by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 days ago* (0 children)
Just an fyi-
This has been a grinder of Ukr manpower and equipment sent in, and Ru seizure of even the core area has been accelerating rapidly since the 25th.
This is quite literally the last proper serious "fortress" in E Ukr and taking it will open up a methodical grinding down then taking of the smaller industrial cities farther towards the river and within the areas Ru clearly intends to hold.
Office Landlords Can’t Get a Loan Anymore by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 days ago (0 children)
Used to be an easy write off of imaginary loses against real profits hand over fist elsewhere.
Or hold the land with no debt and sell to speculators later plans.
Before things went totally off the rails without the POP! usually involved.
C19 govt money and the lockdowns covered up a big commerical RE fall that was just starting to happen Fall 2019
@CitizenFreePres: Elon Musk in his meeting with the Israeli President Herzog: "There's no choice but to kill those who insist on murdering civilians." by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
I thought he was not only smart, but an autist....
The NATO mag feed bits and unfired blank casings supposedly UNDER a not seen crib mattress he was led to and lectured about pretty much exploded into a barrage of mocking online with mass image matching and tech knowledge- exactly exactly the stuff he thrives on noticing and challenging...
Then a few thoughtful comments were made that perhaps Netty knew he knew this and it was actually a threat to his own children.....
Europe Is Written Off. (future Russian relations) by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
He's only saying was any sane, reasonable, and aware outside the narrative citizen of all of Europe and North America has already been thinking.
The next Census could undercount the number of disabled Americans by 20 million by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
I really want to know what parameters qualify as disabled currently- for census, for govt, for SSA... For self identified? Orgs? Activists?
Something about this is setting off my tingle meter, and I want to know exact details of what and how and why first
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 4 days ago (0 children)
Only 3 years late....
The death knell on an already overbuilt, over speculated, and rapidly becoming unused even by renters market was tolling loudly by the end of 2020.
Was October 7th a Hamas or Israeli massacre? ¦ Israel's controversial military policy of killing its own citizens to preserve national security may be its defining mistake of 7 October. Would there have even been a 'massacre' that day if Israel had not employed the Hannibal Directive? by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 days ago (0 children)
And arrest you to silence dissent.
Already happening across "civilized free nations"
@blackbatmarx: Rudolf Vrba was a heroic antifascist Jew. He was a survivor of Majdanek and Auschwitz. He escaped from Auschwitz in 1944 in order to warn the Jews of Hungary about the Nazi extermination programme. Here is part of his testimony about Zionism. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
And, unless some miracle level of eye opening and mind freeing happens across a huge swath of western nation youth and adults, AND STICKS this will all again be swept into a silent dark corner. If not purged nearly entirely from the records in this electronic age.
Because who is controlling the media and narratives and official records? 🤔
Poland’s De Facto Blockade Of Ukraine Is Its Outgoing Government’s Last Power Play by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 days ago (0 children)
I have just been watching Germany govt and industry and society commit suicide rather than taking even tiny steps to self preservation or common sense.
Military action against another nation, when they have virtually NO military equipment and no will to use supposedly trained troops for anything, sound preposterous to me.
But Poles are absolutely convinced Germany is looking to seize back lands... even as they themselves have been eyeing West Ukr historically Polish lands and beyond, and have gotten official Ukr approval to go in and police there already.
The Intercept: Joe Biden Moves to Lift Nearly Every Restriction on Israel's Access to U.S. Weapons Stockpile by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 days ago (0 children)
The recent known deliveries to Isr make me wonder just exactly how much of the "approved" and "shipped" US mil equipment for Ukr actually was sent...
At least how much for the last say 4 months or more.
Because all knowledgeable analysts were discussing how very little viable stocks we actually had left Stateside a good 6 months ago, and it was only around 4 months ago that word got out we were raiding our Isr-stored stockpiles to send there as well.
'Lost diamonds': Rare Russian books stolen from European libraries [which had banned Russian Literature, Art, Language, etc. ] by chakokat in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 7 days ago (0 children)
These kinds of events and the tilted reports in media and by authorities is leading me to begin to question any past "theft" events..... particularly those during hostilities, be they cultural or military.
A deficit of sincerity and perspectives on world ordering ¦ Reflections on the San Francisco Summit between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 7 days ago (0 children)
Well, they were planning on fighting China by provoking them via Taiwan...
Small problems have arose that have made it nearly impossible for the promoters to keep pushing:
The 2020 lockdowns and shipping/goods blockade resulting was a very nasty wake up call about our utter lack of ability to make.... well, almost anything onshore of strategic or infrastructure or tech importance. Or even process our own raw goods in any usable way.
-That "moving operations" was neither simple nor even possible much of the time- many so-called developing SEA etc."allies" were unwilling or unable to step on the beartrap on our behalf and cut ties to China as a result.
-Second was the competency crisis irl, from complex chips to steel mills to engineering to building almost anything reliably. The vast majority of real experienced field trained and properly degreed Americans in every practical area were retiring and even dying at lightspeed.
-Third was the very high number of Chinese nationals in key critical high positions in America- research, design, engineering, testing, govt decisions. Who suddenly left between 2020 and 2021.
Alllllll of which should have been easily foreseen by anyone with any real sense.
Did they scramble? Did they think they had some plan that would work in a couple years? Yup...
Did those plans make any real difference in future outcomes? Not so much. But denial is a powerful drug...
-Then they caused Ukr to start in earnest...
And got caught on the back foot by Russia moving against them hours before their units crossed into Russia.
By swift targeted strikes by Ru inside Ukr on mil storehouses and staging zones, which took out most newer weaponry delivered as well as western trained forces AND WESTERNERS. Repeated as needed ever since.
By Ukr being both incompetent in leadership and badly trained for a peer war. By NATO.
By astoundingly high ratios of supposed valuable mil stock being cannibalized and derelict- from US warehouses to German training camps.
By huge numbers of heavily indoctorinated West Ukrs still being unwilling to die fighting Ru, and the vast majority East of the Dneiper going TO Russia rather than West.
By failing to recognize a corrupted social order would inevitably cause large volumes of western arms and ammo arriving to be stolen and sold on the black markets.
Which disastrously bad fails.forced them to intervene and prevent a truce via negotiating in April 2022.
But perhaps the largest, most glaring, and militarily unforgivable failures to take into account:
Russia already had insane amounts of Soviet hardware and ammo, carefully stored and maintained, most secure from any attempt to blow it up too.
And the ease Ru restarted production of ammo, tanks, and then collaborative drones. In massive volumes.
While we cannot even restock ANY pf our own critical ammo, which we have terribly depleted, in less than 2 years of non-use.
That last set is quite relevant as re Taiwan too.
Especially since China has refused to get involved or show any cards as re Ru or Ukr militarily, just continued to build economic ties with the non-West, including Russia...
And you can add the seeming shock in the West that NK has a perfectly robust internal production system of all mil goods, enough to offer to sell/trade some with Ru.
Are our ideologue neocon descendents of Trotskyites capable of learning from any of this? Or at least using more caution in future agendas? Nope!
As Isr/Pal has amply demonstrated.
But I doubt Taiwan has ever been that blindered or trusting of us. And if they won't play along it won't even start.
Why does this sound....
It feels very much like when Canadian truckers protested and blockaded crossings- and all the big voices insisted powerful groups and political representatives were involved.
The wheat was the Polish govt. And quite a few others.
The trucking strike/border closure? I think it is authentic for all the logical recent reasons.
And it too is being joined by smaller nation govts supporting their truckers over Ukrs who have virtually no rules or restrictions on them.
Additionally, it isn't GERMANY expanding militarily into Poland using various anti Ru and Article 5-tinted excuses, equipment bribery, and govt agreements-
That would be the U.S. govt and quite overtly.
Faux Hamas site set up by Isreal is full of malware! Link has plenty of data and screenshots: https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/449809853 by sdl5 in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 days ago (0 children)
here are the results...
44 listed 😶
Faux Hamas site set up by Isreal is full of malware! Link has plenty of data and screenshots: https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/449809853
8 days ago by sdl5 to /s/WayOfTheBern from self.WayOfTheBern
@TheRealKeean: Reports describe a massive explosion at the United States border coming in from Canada. Apparently, a vehicle containing an unknown number of people and contents exploded. It's unclear if this was a terrorist attack yet. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 days ago (0 children)
Bizarre to the point of impossible details released:
Stopped at native casino lot prior for a few minutes.
Were crossing bridge to go to kiss concert
It was a high end Bentley
@haaretzcom: U.S. President Joe Biden's energy security advisor is visiting Israel to discuss potential economic revitalization plans for Gaza centered around undeveloped offshore natural gas fields by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 10 days ago (0 children)
WHOOP THERE IT IS!
Jimmy Dore Show: Gavin Newsom Admits He Cleared Out Homeless For Chinese Leader! by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 10 days ago (0 children)
Oh, he and the Mayor and everyone else very casually and cheerfully said just this to every local media asking, and even held pressers to say so, for the month or two preceding right up to immediately before this clusterfuck of a shut down major city palooza.
They are rather proud of themselves- failing UTTERLY to recognize that A it tells all residents they could have cleared up the nightmare and B cut crimes instantly at any time prior, C it was far less of a challenge than lockdown sheltering, and D even the Feds would back them doing so.
What did they DO with them all?
Well, some actively refused to go along and have been constantly migrating through various other neighborhoods, basically being rousted every few days like what used to happen.
Most leapt on the free shelter/housing provided in city and generous care and food services the activists provide (word got around, many of our "regulars" poofed a month or more ago and seasonal travellers vamoosed to SF early from our 2 Counties and hour drive on major hwy north locale).
That shelter is akin to lockdowns in that no real rules or supervision is involved, so the crazy and drug use is just behind doors and the structural/sanitation damage fallout is delayed.
The open air drug dealers? Moved out of town or at home for now. Probably still have their runners doing bulk room to room deals in the new provided shelter though... 💁
Food for thought
The Establishment is starting to realize that the US is in trouble and could lose a major conflict by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
Just fyi- every referenced during and post lockdown/pandemic numbers I have seen are catastrophically worse here....
@HFXforum: The 2023 recipient of the John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service is the people of Israel, and was accepted by representatives of Achim Laneshek, a non-governmental organization of members in the Israeli Defense Forces. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
I thought this was BB....
Even knowing it is factual I can't not laugh at the blatantly bullshit usage
U.S. Inching Towards World War III While Biden Administration Hides U.S. Casualties by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
And quite unreasonable numbers of US mil "fatal training accidents" over nearly 3 years now- with plenty if new CIA wall stars added...
Reports Say Israeli Ship "Galaxy Leader" Hijacked By Houthi Freedom Fighters by Super_Soviet_Gundam in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
Or, kinda not.
Clear IDF is distancing themselves
Charles Eisenstein: War is Always Justified | For there to be peace, people are going to have to stop doing what they think is justified. If I am on a side, it is the side of peace. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 12 days ago (0 children)
Again with using the fakeass narrative claims by IDF to justify (!!!) equating the two sides.
This stinks of pushing the free speech anti war left into a corner where speaking out AGAINST ISRAEL is the bad guy side...
Yeah, I have started reading all of these voices with a very critical ear. And most are repeating lies from the media as a basis for multiple other building block statements or positions.
STOP LETTING THEM GET AWAY WITH IT
UN & Bill Gates Launch “50in5” Global Digital Infrastructure Plans | The “50in5” program – so-called because it aims to introduce DPI (including digital payments & ID) in fifty countries in the next five years – began with a live-streamed event on November 8th. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
And media was carefully NOT included in this endeavour and actively avoided reporting, unlike the past few on pandemics, war, etc...
Finally, a Scientific Paper Examines Walgreens' COVID Test Data! The positivity rate of the unvaccinated was 33.0% compared to 38.3% for those who had two original doses, 41.2% for those with 3 original doses, and 41.8% for those with 4 original doses. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 14 days ago (0 children)
I see you have little exposure to blue bubble liberals.
The answer is
1% will readily agree.
9% will think hard about it and perhaps agree
These first two were never all in on the C19 mess in the first place.
Another 10-15% may hear you out or at least not make a scene while you become the adult voices in Peanuts. It will take hours of effort to get through even briefly on ELI5 level stuff.
At best you'll get some temporary parroting back of key things they will "agree" on... But the reset button to purging it all is hit by the next time they wake up.
And may god have mercy on your soul for the balance- the pavlovian reactions are vicious and brutally thorough to any attempt yo challenge their takes.
@RWApodcast: I always get a lot of flak when I say that the US are currently roughly comparable to the late Soviet Union in terms of political culture etc but San Francisco officials scurrying to clear homeless camps and plant new trees and so on for Xi's visit has just cemented my view by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 15 days ago (0 children)
It really DOES bear a striking similarity to barely ended USSR Moskva now ....
@SquidDiddly1989: Now is a good time to remind people that the IDF trained the NYPD. The NYPD also has an office IN ISRAEL by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 16 days ago (0 children)
Can confirm 😕😡
They trained one HELL OF A LOT MORE US LE DEPTS than just NYPD.
That is, in fact, what changed our LE training and mindset from Serve and Protect to Civies are Enemy Combatants.
And it was a very deliberate plan.
It is also why my big bro abruptly retired from a stellar career and leadership role in LE, including being a top trainer at the nationally recognized local academy.
@berningman16: There's nothing but white people at this pro-Israel rally. Ever wonder why? by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
OK, someone has to ask it:
Or conveniently claiming white when desired, yet claiming "semetic" when useful?
Unspoken Elephant in the Room of Netanyahu’s Intent in Gaza. Is this punishment on Gaza’s civilian population, prompted by desire for vengeance? Or is it an outpouring of eschatological rage & determination? Truth is that the White House cannot force Israel to do its will – Israeli lobby holds Clout by Budget-song-budget in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 17 days ago (0 children)
I mean.... Have you noted the backgrounds of the vast majority of known WH staff?
The odds of "the White House" even wanting to sway Israel from this path is slim at best imo.
Hillary Clinton Lost Because She's Deeply Unpopular | Seven years later and millions of shitlibs still can't accept it by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 17 days ago (0 children)
I would only say, as a Boomer woman deep on the blue bubble but surprisingly knowing quite a few Libertarian or Conservative men it turns out, that this is very unlikely:
That sexism accounts for more than a tiny fraction of dislike of Her.
The reasons why are more cogent than most politically active peeps of any stripe, they were very familiar with her policies, alliances, actions, and words as well as her nasty personality traits that cross all gender lines.
This persistent desire to continue to assign sexism for virtually ANY hostility towards women in power is a trait those on the left need to purge from their mindsets.
Our 99% Hitler's last prior X post pretty much shows the hole a supposedly educated in polisci and current event student/intern can dig and fall into inside the bubble...
18 days ago by sdl5 to /s/WayOfTheBern from i.imgur.com
@jvgraz: How does someone get like this? by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 18 days ago (0 children)
Or that Post anyways- cannot access Twit without an acct.
But they are def a Bidenite pro Ukr idiot.
Ratio'd to death- they deleted themselves
Unreported 1,000,000-word Maidan massacre trial verdict... Big stuff confirmed or revealed, detailed with links below
18 days ago by sdl5 to /s/WayOfTheBern from self.WayOfTheBern
San Francisco cleans up its filthy streets in anticipation of Xi Jinping visit from China by chakokat in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 18 days ago (0 children)
I think word went out regionally they were planning some kind of purge of unknown scope or areas...
Or that SF was going to offer free something like real housing or transit plus services in new locale if you were homeless there by October latest.
A bizarrely early and foreshortened pattern of seasonal homeless waves came through here an hour north, the "pros" barely stopped at all, many were clearly moving in groups South, and then abruptly a few weeks to a month back back nearly every homeless enclave and visible person vanished- until this last week.
A small but persistent clutch of longterm regular thoroughly broken peeps have now reappeared here, but the rest are still gone.
Rumor is SF transported every body to far away city where returning would take weeks vs days....
@ADL straight-up equating antisemitism with anti-zionism: We’re witnessing a surge of antisemitism and anti-Zionism across the US following the Oct 7 massacre – all while Hamas continues to hold more than 240 people hostage. Now is the time to act. Join ADL on Nov. 14th in DC as we #MarchForIsrael. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago (0 children)
There are three distinct camps of "Jews" in North America.
Most of us know the first one best:
Basically are Jewish as a family heritage, ethnicity, marginal religious faith if that.
Do not in general feel any ties to Israel beyond theoretical and are often critical of the govt there, at least in private.
"Marry out" at extremely high rates.
They are still often very touchy about "white nationalist" narratives and anything Nazi/WWII, and fall into typical horrified fear in reaction to even the mention.
Are otherwise able to separate criticism of govts from religion, and specific sects or beliefs from a faith overall.
Unknowingly, most of us know some of a second kind:
With the public and non Jewish faith friends seem very much the first type, but
Privately are very pro Israel and believe in the Chosen People take.
Cannot even conceive that hostility is towards actions, words, and views and not an attack on their faith completely.
These are the ones that lose their shit and instantly play victim while screaming anti-Semitism loudly in public.
Many of these have exposed themselves in public recently over Ukr more subtly then Gaza blatantly, and it has thrown us observers off as we then think "but I thought...." without realizing they were NEVER the first group. The numbers like this always existed.
Very few of us know directly the third:
Who hate Nettie and all this biz btw. And appear to be hated right back. Interesting, that.
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago (0 children)
Your last para...
Took me from mild side eye to pissed on certain things but refusing to get into debates or politically involved on that whole mess,
To overtly condemning and hostile to any and all Zionist types everywhere and the Israel govt too.
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 19 days ago (0 children)
They can go to hell.
The mask has slipped right off. Only whackjob crazy religious types still stand with them. Most of those fools being "Christians".
And ALL OF THEM WANT TO DESTROY ANYONE WITH SO MUCH AS AN OPINION NOT FAVORING THEM.
Even previously neutral to unwilling to fully get into it peeps like myself are completely hostile now.
They CHOSE DEATH there- as in kill their own, innocents and civilians and random troops, even before they chose to murder any hostages held and vast numbers of completely innocent civies.
AND THE FEW SURVIVING RELEASED, EVEN WHEN ISRAEL REFUSED TO HELP THEM, HOSTAGES TOLD THE TRUTH.
IDF and Israeli govt and most of the population that are heavily in agreement are scum.
They can now pay the price for their arrogance and cheering loudly and in public for legit fascist dictator agenda and policies.
Study: Liquid natural gas, the great future hope of Robert Habeck's Green energy policy, causes up to THREE TIMES more emissions than coal by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern
This.... is US propaganda.
Or do you NOT KNOW the Arctic LNG pipeline to EU is now the target?
Utter bullshit take.
Also- just because WE FRACK for some LNG does not mean Russia does, or in fact that most LNG is captured via that method.
It gets released as raw toxins, burned at processing of oil and released raw into the atmosphere, or...... processed more, sold, and burned in human usage.
Which one do you think is least damaging?
Which one creates the most value and use from a barrel of crude, and lowers the waste/toxins per usage?
Which one is not being promoted by WEF and Western govts?
Invitation to u/MeganDelacroix to explain and possibly defend her position on the Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people by ageingrockstar in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
Note they responded to ME below at great length, with multiple demands...
AFTER reading my comment and ignoring I was very clear I would not engage with them again.
They can debate and challenge and discuss to their heart's content with anyone willing but that does not seem to be enough for them, they have to insist on engagement even when declined, or (and this is priceless!) expect you to Block them so they don't see you on here either.
Smdfh at this
@DrJillStein: The political system is broken. Over 60% of us now say the two-party establishment has failed us and we need a party that serves the people. I’m running for President to offer a better choice for the people. Join us! https://jillstein2024.com by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
I am blackpilled hard on my country and all forms of power within it.
Individuals and small community self-sufficiency outside the system is the ONLY way humans within our borders are going to survive long enough that they make it through the inevitable collapse.
What comes after is anybody's guess
Hillary Clinton likens Trump to Hitler and warns second term could end US democracy by chakokat in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 20 days ago (0 children)
Projection, looketh into thy reflection.
How many in the U.S. are disabled? Proposed census changes would greatly decrease count by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
THIS is a better metric, shows level of any issues vs yes/no, and will not inflate figures for faux shit
This is their real worry:
"Revised questions would affect funding for federal and state programs, Long Covid research, and more"
🇺🇦 "Please don't hit me I am pregnant!" The Russians just found a pregnant Ukrainian woman who was abandoned by her fellow soldiers on the battlefield‼️ They weren’t joking… Zelensky is sending pregnant women to the front by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
Counter view from those in the region:
CLAIMING you are pregnant if captured was recommended to Ukrs... At the same time they were told mass rape by Ru was everywhere.
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 23 days ago (0 children)
rock star keeps doing this- personal demands in Comment threads for very specific responses from individuals to his own arguments- followed with attacks on character or assumptions as to the other person's values or political takes if they do...
And now aggressively insisting on pursuing those who have declined to continue the farce so he can create the monster he wants to attack.
Because very frequently it is based on an entirely misunderstood (deliberate or not is unclear) Comment by said other individual.
This guy attempted to paint ME as a rigidly conservative guy with little political savvy and even less knowledge about Russia et al.
All because I sniped one of their comments as being naive as well as ignorant of longer historical geopolitics. It was so naive I was shocked when they then seemed to both be old enough to know better AND probably reside in EU! And I stopped engaging- because no one can be that oblivious to reality without it being willful, and nothing good comes from continuing a "debate" with that kind of mindset person.
On November 5, 2024, I will vote my conscience. by risi in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 23 days ago (0 children)
My last vote was in Nov 2016-
One last defiant middle finger to the system, and only because MY County had the last legacy high population tabulator with 3 person teams of diverse volunteers sorting initial ballots in the public eye.
Then the State forced an "upgrade" to the known rigged electronic tabulator, and the results and voting patterns were..... "different"... after.
Also, I noted the robust volunteer sorters here all but vanished by 2020 with no sign of returning.
Thus my conscience dictates not participating in a deeply corrupt and rigged system, one that will only use my registration AND any ballot submitted to create the algo where their choices in results appear.
Any person who cannot personally know and verify what kind of ballot processing and tabulator is used, both local and State levels, and cannot confirm it is NOT a corrupted process should do the same.
There is a reason smarter or wiser far more swiftly than myself citizens chose the "do not vote" category long prior to 2016.
And every last one of US in the WotB communities should have known better before 2020.
Things not looking well for AFU's 110th Brigade in Avdeevka! Another emergency appeal to the president by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 23 days ago (0 children)
Letting them keep cells and Net service for those peremoga TikTok clip "wins" not working out so good now, is it Z and CIA?
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 23 days ago (0 children)
Gonna get blinded by a desperate hope into NOT READING WHAT IS BEING PROMOTED AND BY WHAT ORG? Again?
This is the Woke and WEF globalist agenda.
And participating in a blatantly rigged voting system? One you KNOW will simply use your registration and ballot in the algos to push through their choice?
SO IF GREEN WINS THEY ARE CO-OPTED.
Come on guys- STOP WILLFULLY CLOSING YOUR EYES AND WISHING!!!
California is drought-free for first time in years. What it means. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
We've been (outside natural desert zones) out of drought conditions for a few years now-
They just keep deliberately emptying most of our remaining reservoirs late in the season.
Then they declare the acre footage of water reserves is too low, therefore we are still in a restrictive drought.
@scotthortonshow: Last Friday RFK's entire field team, led by Rep. Dana Rorabacher's wife, all quit. Maybe he should stop taking bad advice from foreign powers about restricting the sacred right of Americans to say whatever we want. Like for example: Go fuck yourself Mr. Kennedy, ya disgrace. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 24 days ago (0 children)
My grey T with elephant, donkey, and cat profiles with a checkbox next to the cat comes out next year.... again.
Pfizer Documents Show COVID-19 Vaccines Contain Potentially Harmful 'Modified' RNA, Not mRNA by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 24 days ago (0 children)
I find it interesting that western urban women caught on so quickly to THIS, when so many NPCd themselves on shots and social shaming if not...
@jvgraz: There is no more barbaric work of fiction than the Hebrew Bible. For example: Kill any woman you don't approve of. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 24 days ago (0 children)
This also bears striking similarity to the more extreme takes in Islam...
No surprise though- Mohammed was instructed on religion by the local merchants, who were Jewish.
@meowsandry Guys I’m literally crying all of the names are just IDF soldiers just zoom in and look it’s all sergeants and majors 😭😭😭😭 by therazorx in WayOfTheBern
pol had this info weeks ago.
And the destroyed housing, dead civilians AND hostages, appear to primarily be victims of IDF deliberate actions too. 💁
@djuric_zlatko: Charles III spoke at the opening of parliament for the first time as monarch, calling for support for Israel and Ukraine. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
Imagine your first speech to your nation and political representatives of your citizens....
And you choose to highlight how much you value- two entirely different countries.
American opinion: After a sharp decline during the pandemic, child poverty is soaring again by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 24 days ago (0 children)
This is, nearly exclusively, due to the ending of lockdown supplemental money handed out.
Because poverty is calculated as the line above which baseline welfare etc is supposed to keep kids.
But in most smaller and working families help does not quite reach it.
So plenty were just below that line in 2019.
And are back there now.
You never get used to it. by therazorx in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 24 days ago (0 children)
I am offering this, because it is the only thing I can think and feel right now:
@RobertKennedyJr: Bravo @BillAckman. It’s time to hold college administrations responsible for the epidemic of campus antisemitism by insisting on zero-tolerance policies. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
I imagine his daddy and uncle are cringing in shame at what their remaining scion is saying and doing these days....
Meanwhile, Back in ukraine, Desperation Sets In by chakokat in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
To go with the top counter comments here I fully agree with, this insight from NOT Americans in Europe:
These do NOT sound like Americans.
Possibly longterm Polish Canadian immigrants with a prior EU EE native language- but emphatically NOT Ukrainian or Russian.
They definitely have some "other" accent they are trying to have not blur the English spoken, ie it is a second or even third language for them.
They are carrying Danish gear.
And the speech pattern could be from that native tongue.
Now, after hundreds of thousands have been killed and hundreds of billions wasted: U.S. European officials broach topic of peace negotiations with Ukraine, sources say | The conversations have included very broad outlines of what Ukraine might need to give up to reach a deal with Russia. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
Well, FIRST Z would have to tell the Duma/Congress there to rescind to LAW HE HAD PASSED FORBIDDING PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH RUSSIA.
[–]sdl5 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun - 25 days ago (0 children)
Imagine trusting in the "rebel voice speaking truth against authority"....
Who was from an elite family.
Who knew exactly what happened to actually speaking against Power.
Who was untouched by said Powers as he spoke "against them" widely in all mediums.
Who continued to embrace the Dem network, political influence, fundraiser crowd, and social crowd.
Who then RAN under their Party.
Just consider yourself fortunate he made such a HUGE PUBLIC DISPLAY of his true and pretty damn ugly alliances before you voted for him...
You have formally demanded a refund of any donations you made, right? RIGHT?
FNDP: Word on the street is that this sub is going to have a "music festival" style topic tomorrow. Would be a shame if something unfortunate were to happen to it... 🐎🐑🦄🐻😺 by Caelian in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 27 days ago (0 children)
A day late, but clearly the LotR Ride of the Rohirrim is the only viable option
@TorahJudaism: [...] This Zionist woman, who supports Israel, says that all anti-Zionist Torah Jews should be killed in gas chambers, that Hitler should have killed them all, and that he made a mistake by not killing them all. [...] by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
There are.... A LOT OF THEM.
Many of them with positions of power, both in Israel and across many Western nations...
Italian PM Meloni Slams "Very Stupid" EU Leaders In Hoax Call With Russian Pranksters by MeganDelacroix in WayOfTheBern
Still a coward and turncoat against the voters that elected them.
Absolute 180 to a globalist pro mass immigration agenda.
"Turns out we have something in common with Ukraine after all" by MeganDelacroix in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
This part is nearly beyond belief:
"... I assumed, perhaps naively..."
Come on, the incredible top 3 in the world for decades levels of corruption, graft, and utter depraved stealing anything of worth from the population IN THE UKRAINE has been widely reported and casually openly acknowledged since at least 1993 all the way to 2017 in all Western media
@ryangrim: The White House just compared “anti-Israel protesters” — the phrase used by the Fox News reporter in his question — to the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville. by therazorx in WayOfTheBern
Ironically, it is in fact accurate- when you know the facts from C'ville vs narrative pushed
They were anti- removing history and accurate records of those involved being in the public eye.
They were anti- dehumanizing whole swaths of the longterm current population AND THEIR REAL HISTORY by the currently favored group.
They were anti- using violence and destruction of cultural and historical sites to further power, control, and agendas of the govt and fanatical activists.
They were anti- false flag group actions and govt/spy/mil psyops to justify oppressive LE now and unConstitutional anti-democratic govt/law actions in future.
It would IF YOU WERE MONITORING THAT EVENT CLOSELY.
CVS and Walgreens pharmacy staff begin 3-day walkout by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
Really, I gotta say "How would we tell the difference"?
These staff ARE NOT long-termers or good qualified people.
THESE are the post 2020 people they brought in AFTER FIRING ALL COMPETENT STAFF.
These are the absolute worthless incompetent lazy and thoroughly untrained in basic Rx or safety or customer service people.
-t medical courier including hospice Rx runs
ACLU Declares Trump Gag Order To Be Unconstitutional by MeganDelacroix in WayOfTheBern
My guess? They want him to sound this trial's defiant message to his loyal followers- WHILE HE SCREAMS AT THEM TO GO TO WAR FOR ISRAEL
@SocialistMMA: Bernie voted for this AFTER his campaign staffers made a video begging him not to be a bloodthirsty Zionist. Do y’all understand how evil this man is? And despite this atrocious behavior by Bernie there are still some “progressives” who refuse to say a bad thing about him by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
Much as I convinced myself that reasoned ethical consistent and fair/equal values drove Bernie's political choices, I was clearly working from either a limited knowledge of him pre-2015 or self-delusion.
The shockingly persistent and willful number of blatantly opposite words and actions since mid-2016, and tbf outright abhorrent or horrifying views and votes, tell me it must have been both...
To fall so far that overtly biased, blindered, and warmongering with a heavy topping of authoritarian suppression of dissent has become his norm....
Seeking Full Employment Without Falling Prey to Neoliberal Traps | naked capitalism by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Come now- these are the kind of fantasy jobs leftists always imagined they would do under communism or "true" socialism.
When in reality backbreaking USEFUL GAINFUL for the majority work was assigned to all, regardless of ability or skills.
This attempt to makework now is as delusional as those leftist dream jobs were in 1920, perhaps many levels past that seeing as how our economic/budget/monetary value model here is severely worse than those days- just kiting the checks faster and tossing them farther ahead currently.
How disadvantage became deadly in America ¦ The poorest in the US suffer early deaths in a way that their other developed world counterparts do not by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
What Maniak said-
This obsessively pushed narrative of US bad all other Western good has been imploding at a rapid pace.
Many nations have gone so "austerity" that children are starving and native citizens are desperate... and much as I am hostile to the wide abuse and misuse of our SNAP and welfare/housing system by newcomers, food is always found for children and new Moms and some safety net on healthcare and shelter exists still.
And YES, CANADA IS PROPOSING SOLVING DRUG ADDICTION OR HOMELESSNESS WITH EUTHANASIA.
This falls several extreme swings farther out on the pendulum of holding onto life being deadly under a particular nation or govt.
@mtracey: Immediately upon resuming business, the House just passed 412 - 10 a resolution that effectively codifies the US as co-belligerent in Israel's war against Gaza and potentially Iran -- but sure, everybody make sure to stay laser-focused on the annoying 20-year-olds marching at NYU by therazorx in WayOfTheBern
"in our name, without our consent"
This was the last live cam in Acapulco last night, about 10pm to Midnight their time... Reports were extremely scarce during the end period before landfall but BAD... by sdl5 in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
This has multiple footage from this afternoon as well as a link to an earlier thread with some links and screenshots from last night
[–]sdl5[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago* (0 children)
This was the last live cam in Acapulco last night, about 10pm to Midnight their time...
Reports were extremely scarce during the end period before landfall but BAD...
very few images this morning beyond the Federal roads in and out buried by slides and flooding outside the metro area still, then some random brief tourist videos got sent of big strip hotels ripped apart...
And finally this long footage from some kind of semi official vehicle that got to central coastal zone 😶😔
Hurricane Otis has wrought devastating damage, no real aid can get through yet, and there are 1M people.living in the area- plus tourists that had no idea.
No warnings, 6 hours prior it blew up to Cat5 165mph w 205mph gusts from nothing and a small TS forecast.
It was nearly a DIRECT HIT on the city, only 5m south, with the bay and people on the worst wind and surge side of the storm
This was the last live cam in Acapulco last night, about 10pm to Midnight their time... Reports were extremely scarce during the end period before landfall but BAD...
1 month ago by sdl5 to /s/WayOfTheBern from i.imgur.com
“We Need You to Stand Up”: Bernie Sanders’ Former Staffers Call on Him to Back Cease-Fire in Palestine and Israel ¦ Hundreds of former staffers of the democratic socialist senator have signed a letter urging him to back a peaceful resolution to the war in Palestine. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
Yeah, like THAT'S going to happen 😒
Ukraine's Sudden High Air Losses Likely Caused By New Russian Missiles by chakokat in WayOfTheBern
And here is where I write what I have been thinking for some time about Russia's pattern of big actions in the Ukr:
They wait for the maximum damage window immediately before a real threat to their side is viable. Sometimes after an attempt or two, often before the first can happen.
By waiting on the flying craft takedowns to these last weeks they all but guaranteed the entirety of the "western trained" Ukr pilots would be in the air or at Ukr bases, that the best available crafts would be at the rear to mid theatre and within reach, and that as usual guards would be dropped due to arrogance from both NATO idiots and Ukr fools.
Anyone with a lick of sense and monitoring the real actual strikes across that region by Ru knew full well the Khinzals were in use, unstoppable, untrackable, and insanely fast while still very accurate on any kind of target.
This is no new weapon unveiled. No change in tactics. And it should be no surprise that Ukr aircraft are now being taken out en masse.
British govt funded plan for censorship of factual NATO criticism ¦ Leaked documents reveal a British intel contractor singled out The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal for online censorship, and seeks to redefine factual criticism of NATO as disinformation. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Is this actual news to anyone not immersed in our MSM bubble?
A solid 2.5 years back it was openly discussed on pol and plenty of "mainstream" social media forums by those paying even slight attention to sources and associations and actions by "the West" as re the Ukr.
No one aware has shut up about this blatant agenda and suppression since, just adding periodically to the Everest of solid technical proofs and financial links and government said the quiet part out loud events that seem to routinely happen these days.
They really do not CARE that we know. Queue classic Solzhenitsyn quote 💁
The Coming Crash! China's real estate market quickly reveals its true colors/Country Garden crisis by Tom_Bombadil in WayOfTheBern
Stop pushing your ideological propaganda, and arguing it is FACTUAL and we are somehow all ignorant and deluded!
There is a broad swath at WotB, but your takes will get dragged as hard as the official China shill was in Rland when they did virtually exactly what you are here- flipside.
BOTH OF YOU ARE PUSHING PROPAGANDA, NOT REALITY
Will there will be U.N. peacekeepers in Gaza again? by jerryk in WayOfTheBern
is delusional thinking. Not even wishful, just straight up fantasy.
What has been and is going down there is the farthest thing from the Israeli govt being scared or not being in control of their actions taken.
This is the flipside of the other propaganda wing, the one you tell OTHERS not to believe... Yet you are as much deceived as they.
China does not have a western style of govt, economy, mfg, or finance- and thus they do not follow our patterns or trajectories.
The citizens and environment and infrastructure are not like "western democracies" as we still like to call ourselves.
Nor do the wealthy have real govt power and protection from failure as elsewhere.
And long game plans are the norm.
Truly this is all critical to recognizing when EITHER side is pushing a propaganda narrative:
Knowing this allows you to see through the international pro China propaganda veil easily...
And utterly guts the usual NYT, Economist, UN, MIC claims on a regular basis.
I advise you to rethink what and who you trust to be telling you "facts" about them.
F-35’s New Developmental Issues Leaves Lockheed Far Off Delivery Targets: Pentagon Will Only Receive 17 More Fighters This year by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
Tbqh not ONLY should they accept ZERO more, they should forcibly return those previously deld and recoup the money paid from LM.
It is a worthless POS
The Left Needs to Find Itself by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
The only missing "left" ie pretty universal if not supporting hegemony key areas are:
anti imperialism and pro national sovereignty. This is the anti war or ANY interference stance, meaning anti big brother type sanctions in other nations and inserting into their domestic policies or outside conflicts.
Either you support true democratic local citizen power and govt control- or you think outsiders should be able to impose their values on YOU AND YOUR NATION TOO no matter what those values are . Think carefully, and you see how this is exactly what they rail against below on world health...
pro workers and citizens domestically, not just anti poverty or pro education. This would PRECLUDE a recent left focus on pro ANY human movement over borders and regardless of the impacts, and gut the internationalist wing of thought.
By now it should be blazingly obvious that open borders and treating workers as a mass globally has done nothing but support every dream goal of the corpo-govt monolith they claim to oppose below.
Not bringing these in is either an example of the drastic disconnect still rampant in the usual left mindset... or cowardice in not wanting to mention the hot and current events impacting us all.
Let's have the conversation they don't want us to have... by EddieC in WayOfTheBern
This is the very self-built wall of denial the entire idealist set repeatedly and willfully refuses to see- a wall spiked with toxins and numbing pablum, designed to cause infighting/division and a sense of DOING SOMETHING means creating change.
I am so thoroughly blackpilled by the public and every other group since late 2015 I see the idealists live on far more than just the ditzy left, or the nostalgic Boomer center right- and they allllll constantly run obstruction when this very and entirely critical fact and first step is stated.
Whether that involves just ignoring it or mocking the need or hysterical denial or accusations of various ugly things, the refusal to acknowledge this hard and extremely challenging truth is very common.
Israel: the shattering of a dream (related to Israel's fall from socialist ideals to one of the most economically unequal nations) by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
But could they have even aspired to it as a niche ideal WITHOUT MASS US FUNDS PAYING FOR HEALTHCARE AND DEFENSE AND MUCH OTHER?
What Conservatives Misunderstand About Radicalism at Universities by MeganDelacroix in WayOfTheBern
Yes, all I agree with.
And boy did it cause grief outside WotB when I opened my mouth on just that...
Big Bonuses, Relaxed Policies, New Slogan: None of It Saved the Military from a Recruiting Crisis in 2023 by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
Beware the latest ads- ALL featuring white males doing cool assertive stuff
This entire shift, was forecast on pol- from backing off woke agendas at companies to changing mil recruiting narratives to pushing more "populist" DC to the front- to lure back in the disaffected and distrusting general white and latino public to supporting political candidate IN the system and then backing a "patriotic" war.
THIS IS TOTALLY ACCURATE.
And ZERO of my left pals here have a lick of ground to defend from.
ADD that the Ivy Leagues are conjoined with the classic true left radical unis in the public eye- Berkeley, NYU, CHICAGO, and many more- and you have a damn accurate perception of what 75% or better of the Ivory Tower reality is.
@SocialistMMA – RFK jr: “Israel doesn’t deliberately target civilians” / Israel: *bombs hospital by Maniak in WayOfTheBern
I DID try and point out that anyone that intimately familiar and associated with Dem orgs and power was simply allowed his one eccentricity, particularly as a Kennedy, and his fixation in that one area when C19 was ushered in was the only reason he got a taste of marginalized treatment by Dems.
Why on earth this persistent blindsiding keeps happening in otherwise aware and often cynical peeps here is beyond me.
Are you all really that desperate for a hero? A fix within the system? A painless way to make it all better?
Not Nobel: Not effective, not safe | "Professor Richard Sandberg said 13 billion people had got the virus before correcting himself and saying the vaccine. It was not so much a Freudian slip as a statement of fact since virtually everyone who has got the vaccine has gotten the virus." by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
Yeah, why has NO ONE even commented on the fact this is nearly double the entire planet's population, let alone a documented number?????
Getting covid- no way to say how many have, but clearly not more than existing humans.
Getting their vaxxes? Far FAR less than that max number is obviously true, particularly considering large swathes of some continents and high population nations were highly rejecting... and they have clearly been overstating the percent getting even ONE dose in western nations as there is a fairly solid contingent that refused no matter the pressure or cost.
The Guardian: Thousands of Covid generation under-fives excluded from schools in England | Nearly half of children in some areas arrive unable to talk and still not potty-trained as lockdown legacy take its toll, data shows. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
[–]sdl5 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
I have..... Politically incorrect ideas.....
But this is UK, and govt reporting.
We the public will NEVER have a chance to see or assess the raw detailed data.
Only 2 Percent of Americans Have Received New COVID Vaccine: CDC | How many of these 7 million people got this shot because they are effectively care home or hospital prisoners? by stickdog in WayOfTheBern
I would say the vast majority 😶😕
When war tech doesn’t work as advertised ¦ Lessons from Ukraine and Israel show much-touted high-tech weapons systems are highly vulnerable and often woefully ineffective by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern
But I am rather pleased at this outcome, as it forcibly makes the neocon Strausserites unable to effectively reach their goals.