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Fortunately for Bobby Jindal, tragedy strikes Louisiana! Dead bodies? Smells like an opportunity for a flailing presidential bid. Call Giuliani, he's got a stack of talking points ready to go!

#louisiana   #jindalforpresident   #bobbyjindal   #lafayette   #theatreshooting   #cynicalpolitics  
They were two teachers out to watch a movie on a steamy Thursday evening in Lafayette, La. And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says they became "a story of heroism."
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"I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth."

"Criminals should be sterilized and feeble-minded persons forbidden to leave offspring behind them."

-Theodore Roosevelt
  Nobel Peace Laureate 1906

#americanhypocrisy   #USA   #USAlegacy   #nobelpeaceprize   #nobellaureate   #theodoreroosevelt   #peace   #violence   #nativeamericans  
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Very true +Dang Ren 柏當仁 Bo. Though, I think the belief in social Darwinism is very much alive and well today. The only difference being that many in positions of power are savvy enough to know that is it not P.C. (or advantageous to their survival for it could stir up malcontents) to give voice to the ideology. But maybe I'm just cynical :(
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Sad video memorializing the Palestinians murdered by the Criminal Apartheid Regime otherwise known as Israel. 

#israeliwarcrimes   #racistIsrael   #freepalestine   #israeliapartheid   #apartheidisrael   #jewishvoiceforpeace   #thisiszionism   #IMEU   #gaza   #westbank   #militaryoccupation   #civiliansmurdered   #supportBDS   #BDSmovement   #inequality   #injustice  
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When Israel decides to change course and not continue stealing land from natives (expanding settlements), killing Palestinians in a war of collective punishment (periodic mowing), come to terms with its many racist elements (especially running high levels of government) and revise its apartheid policies (too many to list!) towards non-Jews, then the Palestinians will have a chance for peace and justice.
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Today, this gleaming white shitter has decided to enter the crowded GOP slop bucket of presidential candidates.

"Vote Shitter for President"

#presidentalelections   #donaldtrump   #chrischristie   #jebbush   #ricksantorum   #tedcruz   #bencarson   #mikehuckabee   #bobbyjindal   #randpaul   #rickperry   #marcorubio   #scottwalker  
#elections   #2016elections   #GOP   #GOPcandidates   #GOPPresidentialcandidates  
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No clown colors , gotta be better! 
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Jill Stein for President!

#stein2016   #jillstein   #greenparty   #noaidtoisrael   #notpp   #greenenergy   #progressivecandidate  
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Dr. Jill Stein officially launches her campaign as a Green Party candidate for the 2016 presidential race. "I have a people-powered campaign," Stein notes. "I am running with the only national party that does not take corporate funding." Stein, a physician and activist who first ran in 2012, outlines her platform. She joins the fray as the race for the Democratic Party nomination heats up. Vermont Senator Bernie San...
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Yet another corrupt, scumbag politician. La de dah, just another day in America.

#dennishastert   #corruptpoliticians   #usacorruption   #republican   #corruptspeaker   #hastert   #corruption  
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Fuck any and all cops who think this use of force is legitimate. Sad. RIP Sandra Bland. Will be interesting to see how this murder investigation goes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaW09Ymr2BA

#policeabuse   #blacklivesmatter   #sandrabland   #policemurder   #powerhungrycops   #brianencinia   #abusivepolicing   #peaceofficersnotpigs   #copswithacomplex   #napoleoncops  
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You know that shit was fake
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Yes to your Oxi!
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Labor participation rate at 62.6%, lowest since 1977...let's go DOW 20,000!

#useconomy   #capitalismsimplosion   #unemployment   #underemployment   #laborparticipationrate   #americandream  
U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased
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Attention Progressive-Minded Voters (and any liberals who don't automatically consume the bullshit fed to you by the Corporate Democrat Establishment)......Vote for Jill Stein!

A Vote for Jill is sort of like a vote for Bernie, only, a whole lot better. Whereas Bernie is happy to tow the line for Israel/AIPAC (signing off on $3B/yr so that the Israelis can purchase more weapons to drop on Palestinians in their apartheid dystopia), Jill wants to cut off all funding for the apartheid Israeli regime. Unlike Bernie, Jill doesn't claim to be an outsider only to vote with the Corporate Democrats the vast majority of the time.

#livingwage   #nopolicestate   #greenenergy   #nowarforoil   #jillstein   #jillstein2006   #stein2006   #endforprofitprisons   #corporatedemocrat   #progressivepolitics   #ItsInOurHands   #singlepayerhealthcare   #economicjustice   #humanepathtocitizenship   #PeoplePlanetPeace   #greenparty  
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Amazon!, Google!, Ebay!...where the hell am I going to purchase my white trash paraphernalia now? Walmart, no, please God Nooooooooo!...you are the emporium for everything white trash...Don't fail me now!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/06/23/confederate-flag-walmart-roof-emanuel/29153957/

#confederateflag   #racism  
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Whew, thanks +Tony Payson, in my paranoid, knee-jerk shopping assessment I forgot about the basic logic of where there's a dollar, there's a store willing to acquire said dollar at any cost :)
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Uh Oh, looks like the bullshit US monetary policy is no longer able to provide the illusion of a robust economy! For those keeping count, that's three more months of negative GDP until we reach a technical recession. For all you bulls, now's the time to buy, right?

#upcomingrecession   #faketrade   #nafta   #useconomy   #tradegap   #USGDP   #corporatism   #monetarypolicy   #unemploymentrate   #falseprosperity   #nationaldebt  
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Ha! Yeah, who could possibly forecast winter weather for the northern hemisphere during the months of Jan-Mar. Funny how inventories contributed the largest portion of Q1 GDP growth, $106B (I guess importers managed to get enough crap through the other ports, huh?). Oh, and that damn drop in corporate profits (but who cares about profits!)

And, btw, abysmal monetary policy has been going on a whole lot longer than 5 years (unless, of course, you happen to be a fan of Greenspan's bubble blowing brilliance). Hold on, +Chris Blumberg, are you one of those 100 or so people that actually believe the unemployment rate is 5.4%? If so, I have this great business opportunity for you....
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I'm a thirty-something currently holed-up in a fourth-floor walk-up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. At university, I earned degrees in ridiculous, boring shit like finance, computer science and information systems. My real education came from wandering around the world. I am a writer of literary fiction with a heavy satirical bent. When not writing, I like to put the ping-pong beat-down on my Asian friends at the Sunset Park Rec Center.

Agnostic till the day I die and subsequently cross over into some other realm that provides clarification heretofore unprovided and/or unattainable.

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The good folks over at Shilla really want you to feel welcomed when you enter their zone. In the 20 seconds it took the hostess to show us to our lunchtime seats, we were "welcomed" by four different people. The greetings set the tone for what was to be a nice meal. Apparently both my lunchtime companion and I were lacking originality and we both put in for a bul go gi box. At first, it seemed like it might be a bit pricey ($11? give or take), but, even for our little lunch feast, Shilla pulled out all the ban chan...something like nine little dishes of it: marinated tofu, kimchee, noodles, many random pickled things, etc.. all quite tasty and a starter. Our boxes came out and I was pleasantly surprised to see a massive pile of deliciously marinated beef. To compliment the beef, a portion of rice, an oyster on a half shell, a salad, a rice noodle dish and a bowl of porridge. More food than either of us could pack away, and, more importantly, everything was fresh and served very quickly. My only complaint is directed towards a heavy set bald man who arrived ten minutes into our meal. He sat behind us, and, in a fashion that presumes his dining partner was completely deaf, sang his own praises, carefully articulating all of the qualities which makes him among the most brilliant at his firm. In the most childish manner possible, I took to emulating his behaviors in an attempt to bring about some level of cognizance. Unfortunately, all attempts failed. Please understand, I don't hold the fine staff at Shilla responsible for this particular man's behavior, however, I would probably give an even more glowing review for this establishment if one of the wait staff would have belted this guy in the head with one of those big stone pots.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The tres leches cake here is really nice. I have a friend who lives out in Long Island, and, every time she visits she buys 6 pieces, goes home, eats them all in one sitting, usually pukes (gluttony, not a quality/cleanliness issue w/ Angel) and swears she will never do it again. She turns up at my place a couple weeks later and does the same thing again. I try not to gorge on them myself, but they really are quite tasty....creamy, milky, drippy moist. I keep saying I'm going to try other things there, but, I always keep falling for the tres leche. My little niece got the pink doughnut once. I gave it a try, and thought it tasted like crap...like a hamburger bun with pink granulated sugar on it. To be fair, I think the pink doughnut is really only meant to be consumed by three-year-olds concerned with color not taste.
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Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
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About once a month my wife and I walk by Kow Loon, and, each time she gets a six pack of the red bean buns. I don't find them particularly delicious, but, I never been a big fan of red bean buns. When I ask my wife why she likes them, she tells me because the bean paste is nice and fresh and just subtly sweet. So, there you have it, I'm sure that is extremely helpful. I always get one of the $.95 sponge cakes. It's kind of like eating an unfrosted cupcake that is very light (no butter?) and just barely sweet. I think the real reason I like them is because they taste exactly like the ubiquitous sponge cake I bought everywhere in china. Plus, they go nicely with bubble tea and coffee. And this concludes what is most likely a useless review of a decent little Chinese bakery.
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Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
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