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    Today, 12:39 AM
    I recall Fauci saying early on ( March or Apr perhaps) that masks do not help against corona. Then there was a flip-flop.
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    Today, 12:33 AM
    Prez Trump probably would tweet soon to offer moral support to Rudy and to take Borat to task, bit surprised it hasn't happened already. They go way back. Not just Mike Pence, most other public figures probably would not have taken the "interview" from living room to bedroom with while sipping whisky.
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    How does this fit in "Ameruca First" model. Granted his top donor is Israel's richest person and it's the only socialist democarcy in mideast that offers free abortions aka "baby murders", what's in it for US? Would this help get back 100s of billions in taxpayers funded welfare aid their lobbies groomed politicians sent there? When it comes to their settlements on occupied lands, that's supposed to be thier business; then how is this any of our business and how much time/resources American officials are spending in arm twisting other countries to start praising a neighborhood bully? "America First" In first, US establishes permanent military base in Israel US rebukes Germany for refusal to say Iran's threat to destroy Israel is anti-Semitic
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Trump administration set to label human rights groups ‘antisemitic’ for criticizing Israel "By smearing leading human rights organizations as 'antisemitic,' the corrupt and increasingly authoritarian Trump Administration is escalating its relentless war on human rights, justice, and the truth" - Palestinian BDS National Committee By Michael Arria October 22, 2020 At Politico, Nahal Toosi reports that the Trump administration might soon declare that number of prominent human rights organizations as antisemitic and discourage other governments from supporting them, all due to these organizations’ alleged support for the BDS movement.
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    See post #23 for others:
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    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    I was going to post about this a few days ago, but I forgot about it until this topic of Marxism vis-à-vis Social Justice "wokeness" came up. It's an article by the ICFI (International Committee of the Fourth International ) at their World Socialist Web Site: Factional warfare erupts in New York Times over the 1619 Project From the article: That's right ... socialists are defending Jefferson (or at least his statues) and American history against the "woke" crowd ...
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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    For more on the intricacies involved in the post-modernism/Critical Theory/Marxism/etc. aspects of Wokism, here's the content pointed to by the "differ somewhat" link from my previous post: Postmodernism Versus Critical Social Justice https://newdiscourses.com/2020/04/postmodernism-versus-critical-social-justice/ New Discourses (14 April 2020) Wait, what?! Postmodernism in its original form would be against Critical Social Justice?! You heard that right. It, like Marxism, would have been, and to the extent that it still gets forwarded, it is. To explore this seemingly bizarre fact, James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose join old-school postmodernist and libertarian thinker Thaddeus Russell on the Unregistered podcast. In this episode of the Unregistered podcast, these three thinkers take a very deep dive into the roots of Critical Social Justice and its Theory. This means diving deep into each of Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, critical theories more broadly, postmodern Theory, and the more modern fusion of these, for the agenda of Social Justice through identity politics: Critical Social Justice.
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    In my previous post, I misspoke when I said that Critical Theory is an "outgrowth" of post-modernism. "Woke" Social Justice theory is actually a fusion of Critical Theory and post-modernism, which developed more or less independently and were brought together in the 1980s & '90s ... In a sense, post-modernism was co-opted by neo-Marxists ... or, depending on how you look at it, neo-Marxism was co-opted by post-modernists ... (this dynamic is mentioned in the article below ...) Actually, post-modernism is a post-Marxist movement, rather than a neo-Marxist one. (It is "post" Marxist because the acid bath of deconstruction dissolves Marxism as thoroughly as it does capitalism - or any other such "meta-narrative.")
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    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    I think the critical bit will be the part I bolded and underlined. This would definitely end up going to SCOTUS. ACB will have been seated by then - and assuming the same split as described in the OP, and that ACB sides with the guy who just elevated her, Trump wins. And the left then precedes to completely lose its shit, with actions and consequences only to be guessed at ... On the other hand, if one or both of those assumptions are wrong, and Biden gets POTUS, things will be less explosive, at least in the short term (the right just isn't nearly as hysterical or prone to "civic" chaos and violence as the left is). In the long run, though, a Biden win under these circumstances might end up providing more impetus to secessionism and separatist sentiments on the right than a Trump win would do, so that could be interesting. Pretty much the only thing I'm certain about is that, unless there's a clear (enough) winner, it's going to be a complete, utter and wretched mess ...
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    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Streamed live earlier today ... skip to 11:40 ... Denver Shooter Matthew Dolloff Appears in Court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJSHLq9uWOk
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    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    That is an excellent analogy. A lot of people seem to think that Critical Theory (CT) and wokeness are inherently Marxist, or that they are some kind of new-fangled version of Marxism. But they aren't. Post-modernism (of which CT is an outgrowth) rejected Marxism just as sternly as it rejected capitalism. As @wokal_distance points out below (and which James Lindsay has also said elsewhere). the only thing CT takes from Marxism is Marxism's "theory of conflict." CT does not endorse any particular economic system, Marxist or otherwise. Critical Theorists may adopt the rhetoric or Marxism as and when it suits their purposes, but it is a big mistake to think that their end goal is the institution of "state socialism" or what-have-you. Their objective is to acquire as much money and institutional/social power as they can, by whatever means. As a result, Critical Theory is presently a much more fundamental and insidious threat than Marxism is even close to being.
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    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    I think that's almost certainly what happens. And it's not like these rhetorical techniques haven't been used since humans first started talking (and maybe even before that). But the woke have distilled, concentrated and weaponized them - and then the rank-and-file left, being "woke adjacent" and having been exposed to this stuff via social media, have adopted them, too. Monkey see, monkey do ...
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    13/ When "fighting racism" or doing some other work of wokeness, getting paid is encouraged. This is often done while claiming that capitalism is evil (by a woke definition). Here, Robin DiAngelo trashes capitalism while charging $20,000 per speech and $340 for a phone consultation. 14/ Getting clout is just as important as getting paid, as this allows you to preach wokeness.
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    @wokal_distance on "Woke Hypocrisy on Capitalism" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/wokal_distance/status/1301437976463831040 Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1301437976463831040.html 1/ While activists disrupt, dismantle and deconstruct everything from art to tech, corporations are going woke. Why? Because despite the woke rhetoric about "income inequality," there is ZERO ideological conflict between wokeness and capitalism. None.
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    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    @wokal_distance on "Woke people are liars" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/wokal_distance/status/1316958063321096192 Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1316958063321096192.html 1/ Woke people are liars. They are blatant hypocrites. Always. Every time. Without exception.
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    Yesterday, 08:04 AM
    Not seeeing any major impact from this so far. Borat seems to have expanded his range suddenly, few years ago he targetted an anti-war libertarian proponent of blowback theory (RP) and this time has turned on a pro-war major opponent of bb theory. What is going on? Unless Rudy is now also in anti-war camp. But this could cause tensions between right and left wings of neoconservatives. Political impact wise, this could be designed by Dem wing of liberal Left to further de-energize 'Christian base'/Family Values folks of GOP ahead of Nov polling. Likely won't have same shock impact as 2016 Trump Access Hollywood tape leak but Christian conservatives like Mike Pence and Mike Lee may need to be watched/advised if Trump election team wants to play it really safe.
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    From follow the money stand point, he's probably as much if not more in pockets of Wall Street Deep Pockets as Trump and unlikely to shake any oil carts for "clean energy" unless untill upper WS manegemnt approves it and that is unlikely to happen in near future. Biden was more coherent than last debate but still seems to be forgetful. He said by 2025 in debate yesterday but his campaign pages say 2050. If he has not changed his stance and misspoke, he is getting old too fast. Biden Promises 100% Clean Energy, Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 bloomberg Joe Biden, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, proposed achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 If his reflexes were sharp, he could have brought up Fed Reserve induced Wall Street bankers/Blackrock directed $Billions or perhaps $Trillions future debt money that has gone into a "clean energy" electric car company under Trump watch (for which Jeffrey Epstein used to lobby foreign investements) during lockdown when no one was driving.
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    10-22-2020, 11:56 PM
    This is one thing where the author and right-wing conservatives like Steve Bannon would probably agree. Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and other First Family Leades at the Presidential Debate 10.22.20 Steve Bannon pledges to 'go nuclear' on 'West Wing Democrats' telegraph Aug 20, 2017
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    10-22-2020, 10:15 PM
    That kind of natural remedies don't line deep pockets, so no body in corporate media talks about nature based approaches. I had read about this while back and it sort of makes sense. The electric ground wire options I found risky though.
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    10-22-2020, 10:09 PM
    Hopefully not till after big pharma, insurance companies, Wall Street profiteers have filled their pockets costing $ Trillions to taxpayers by charging thousands of $$$$s per dose "in the meantime".
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    10-22-2020, 10:01 PM
    He said by 2025 but his campaign pages say 2050. If he has not changed his stance and misspoke, he may be getting old. Biden Promises 100% Clean Energy, Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 bloomberg Joe Biden, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, proposed achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 If his reflexes were sharp, he culd have brought up Fed Reserve induced Wall Street bankers/Blackrock directed $Billions or perhaps $Trillions future debt money that has gone into electric car company Tesla under Trump watch (for which Jeffrey Epstein used to lobby foreign investements) during lockdown when no one was driving.
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    10-22-2020, 09:44 PM
    In theory, dropping many more MOABs or a nuke from air would have saved even more lives. Would Massie start praising Obama if all he had done was launched drone attacks from air and thus saved many lives? Trump is better than Bush and Obama on wars but he's also set new records in MIC spending and increased US troops in mideast. Why would he do that unless (his funding leaders') goal is to increase global interventions? Bush's record is from era when 70-80% public supported that war; Trump's record is from a time when majority saw that war as a mistake. US dropped record number of bombs on Afghanistan last year Warplanes dropped 7,423 bombs and other munitions, the most since Pentagon began keeping track in 2006 Tue 28 Jan 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...war-bombs-2019
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    10-22-2020, 09:38 PM
    Why Prez Trump didn't use tried and tested cheap hydroxychloroquine when he caught virus instead of experimental big pahrma promoted treatments costing tens of thousands of dollars? What example he was trying to set for rest of the country. Related $3,120/weekly dose: FDA approves Trump promoted remdesivir as coronavirus treatment
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    10-22-2020, 09:15 PM
    Trump is doing better than Bush and Obama on forever wars policies but that metric alone shows incomplete picture and even slightly misleading. Ending the Myth That Trump Is Ending the Wars It is really but that is not the only important issue.
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    10-22-2020, 09:04 PM
    Could be, ads camouflaged as "resaerch reports" is very common tactic in marketing lately. That said, as alcohol is known to kill this virus, it is plausible that for some limited cases ( like quick emergency kissing in some weird scenarious where only mouth cavity is exposed to virus), an alcohol based mothwash rinse could offer limited benefit. Although also risky if people assumed it was a general use treatment. If I have to guess, perhaps even properly done plain water rinse of mouth, nose, eyes could help wash off some of the virus that those parts may have been exposed to.
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    10-22-2020, 08:28 PM
    Trump has military Generals lined up to distribute 100 million vaccines at warp speed as soon as available. Trump had to repeat mutiple times that he's done more for African-Americans than any other President with exception of Abraham Lincoln. Both wandered into off topic attacks zone briefly, Moderator had to say 3 times, 'I want to stay on the issue of race'. Race is an important issue but hope they'll same a few seconds for Foreign Policy, Trump sending 14,000 more troops to mideast in 2019, Biden voting for Iraqi Freedom. Few seconds for $Trillions spent since corona-19 appeared, $ Trillions wealth shift since this tragedy hit, Fed Reserve role, Blackrock Wall Street profiteering allegations.
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    10-22-2020, 07:51 PM
    Media sourced moderators bias towards left wing of liberals is a given. On a related note, despite some other issues with debates, there is silverlining and another powerful milestone has been been set wrt 'diversity is our strength' model that both Trump and Biden support with Trump having a strong edge. First time in history, today's debate is being moderated by an African-American-Native-American woman. First time in history all Presidential debates have been moderated by minorities. ETA: Trump just praised the moderator, "I respect very much the way you are handling the debate".
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