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Until reading this, I assumed the idea of a basic income for everyone would never fly in the US, not even in the most liberal states. Now it almost seems inevitable, but in a good way. 

Workers, consumers, citizens will have to get globally organized. Bankers have a huge head start in globalization, but we can do this -- if we want to. 
 
"No one should be asking what we’re going to do if computers take our jobs.

"We should all be asking what we get to do once freed from them."

The beginning of the end of labor as we know it is starting. This will fundamentally disrupt our existing socioeconomic system. Whether this leads to dystopia or utopia rests largely in the hands of politicians.

Yeah. I'm sure they'll make the right decisions.

#politics #mincome #basicincome #tech #economy #thefutureisnow #weliveinthefuture #selfdrivingcars #autonomousvehicles #welcomeourrobotoverlords  
The imminent need for basic income in recognition of our machine-driven future
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from Matt Taibbi

"When I first met Bernie Sanders, I'd just spent over a decade living in formerly communist Russia. The word "socialist" therefore had highly negative connotations for me, to the point where I didn't even like to say it out loud.

But Bernie Sanders is not Bukharin or Trotsky. His concept of "Democratic Socialism" as I've come to understand it over the years is that an elected government should occasionally step in and offer an objection or two toward our progress to undisguised oligarchy. Or, as in the case of not giving tax breaks to companies who move factories overseas, our government should at least not finance the disappearance of the middle class."
Many years ago I pitched a magazine editor on a story about Bernie Sanders, then a congressman from Vermont, who'd agreed to something extraordinary – he agreed to let me, a reporter, stick next to him without restrictions over the course of a month in congress. "People need to know how this place works. It's absurd," he'd said. (Bernie often uses the word absurd, his Brooklyn roots coming through in his pronunciation – ob-zert.)
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Finally, a worthy candidate for potus.

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I got the chills from this. 
 
This is the most motivating shit I ever heard. +Maximus Thor for mutha fuckin President.
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Haven't checked in on this little shyt's crew in a minute.. taken snaps of at least half of the graffiti backdrops.
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Hey Indiana conservatives: We already had this conversation. You don't get to decide who can sit at the lunch counter!

#BoycottIndiana #NS   #Bigotry  
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The Republican budget proposal reminded me of this clip from John Oliver's show.  
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"Wealth is a state of lottery of birth."  No kidding. 
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This is brilliant. Please share and discuss. 
 
An Open Letter to 47 GOP Senators

Dear 47 GOP Senators (you know who you are):

Congratulations on your “breathtakingly reckless intrusion into international diplomacy”. We’re impressed by the “almost maniacal…zeal to deny the president any accomplishments”, despite being completely “unconscious of the damage [you've] done to [yourselves]”.

Some people might say that “the senators who signed the letter should be ashamed”, that the letter “amounts to an act of End Times warmongering or merely another bit of cringe-worthy buffoonery on the global stage”. But we stand in awe of this “petulant, condescending stunt”, “depressingly partisan as it is shortsighted”.

It takes a heavy set to “play a role as Official Underminer of a president's direct negotiations”. Real talk: “it’s not every day that a United States senator attempts to… weaken the nation in one cursive swoop”. You may “have done immeasurable harm to [your] image and U.S. credibility in world affairs”, but above all your “disregard for the national security interests of the country…calls into question [your] claims that [your] party can be trusted to govern”.

But governing wasn't ever the goal, right? “If [you] blow up nuclear talks, it makes war with Iran that much more likely — and nobody would benefit as much from that war as military contractors”… the same ones Tom Cotton met with the day after he sent the letter. Of course it’s not “beyond the pale to write to the leaders of a potential enemy to sabotage the negotiations”!

So who cares about “the credibility of the nation whose constitution they took an oath to uphold”. We know your “foreign policy agitprop has moved beyond being merely partisan to downright dangerous” entirely on purpose.

Is “trying diplomacy better than a war into which United States forces most certainly would be drawn?” Not when war bucks means more bucks!

Sincerely,

Americans United for Change

with help from:
The Boston Globe
The San Francisco Chronicle
USA Today
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Salt Lake Tribune
The New York Daily News
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Arizona Republic
The Concord Monitor
The Courier Journal
The Baltimore Sun
The Washington Post
The Intercept
The Sacramento Bee
The Detroit Free Press
The News & Observer
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Exactly on point.

My biggest takeaway from this sordid stunt was: A war with Iran is all but inevitable because the MIC is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to make it happen. 

It doesn't matter what (if any) agreement is reached, because the money wants a war, and they're damn well going to get it. Everything else here is misdirection.
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Just a little bit of self awareness, please? 
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So, the solution is to convince the GOP that urban residents are freedom-fighters, so they can spend billions of dollars from the defense budget on them! After all, we spend a lot trying to rebuild and stabilize Iraq, and that's much further away than our own cities.
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This essay is excellent and right. 
 
"The mother in the clip, not unlike most black mamas I know, is not implying that there is anything wrong with protesting or acting in response to yet another injustice.  She is scared as hell that the presence of her child is dangerous because his black bodied-ness and maleness and open defiance to authority could cost him his life."

And this is exactly what I've been thinking, while people have been applauding her for not letting her son behave like a "thug" - they really don't get it. She was trying to get him before the riot police did.
I planned to write a blog about the unconscionable inconsolable injustice that is plaguing the black community right now.  I was going to write about how black lives matter (always have, always wil...
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The essay matches her statement sometimes things are simply more obvious for us.
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<--- Our cat, Shanti, would have been 17 this summer. She had a long life, but this morning it ended, both of her people with her. We are walking around like zombies today. I might have to change my profile picture soon. Not yet. 
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Sorry about your loss...😿
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Is the economy in Indiana so good that businesses can refuse to serve 10% of the population, plus their allies?   
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Free markets only work when information is known by both parties.  If a baker or florist doesn't want gay customers, put a sign on the door so potential customers can go somewhere else. 
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It's worth noting that, that specific signage is only applicable in certain locations. But yes, it exists for a reason. As much to protect the public, as the individual and business owner.
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This is a great idea. Hatred is bad for business. 
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This is a great idea.  That way LGBT people would not waste their valuable time visiting businesses that had no intention of serving them.
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Are you an artist or you wish you were? Here's what I wish I had read 30 years ago: 

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” ― Ira Glass

Or a shared 99% or Occupy circle? Or maybe you circled me because of something I wrote? Thanks! 

George Carlin on the Occupy movement. 

Howard Zinn on the 99%  "One percent of the nation owns a third of the wealth. The rest of the wealth is distributed in such a way as to turn those in the 99 percent against one another: small property owners against the propertyless, black against white, native-born against foreign-born, intellectuals and professionals against the uneducated and unskilled. These groups have resented one another and warred against one another with such vehemence and violence as to obscure their common position as sharers of leftovers in a very wealthy country."
- Howard Zinn, excerpt from The People's History of the United States  [He died before the Occupy movement was born, but he was there when it was conceived.] 

I believe in simple solutions to complicated problems. 
I believe in worker-owned businesses. I believe we ought to reward production and tax waste. I believe we could get rid of the income tax altogether and institute a carbon tax, if it was very high, would be transformative. Globally, the economy would localize and flourish with new businesses. Apprenticeships would come back into style. Scientists would eventually come up with a way to use solar energy, and the whole world will be fed. 
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this store is closed
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...have people who will be rude and lie to you, but this one does. Details? OK. I'm annoyed enough for that. Though the box didn't say Mac, the salesman and then a saleswoman assured me that the device would work on a Mac. I bought it, installed it, called tech support when it didn't work and he said no, those don't work on Macs. When I returned it, I griped a little because I had called in advance and asked, and I wouldn't have wasted the afternoon and a gallon of gas if they had said no in the first place. She loudly insisted that I had not specified Mac, but having been a Mac user for 20 years, I was quite sure I wouldn't forget to specify, since most things that say Windows do not work with Macs, but some things do, especially things that use multiplatform standards like wireless devices. I said for her not to worry about it, she would never see me again, and on the way out I asked the salesman if he remembered me saying Mac on the phone and in front of her in the store ? He said "Yes." So record what you say to the bleached blond saleswoman in this store.
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This was a great store, but it is closed. This review must be 100 characters? But there is not much to say, the shop is closed. It is no more. There may be another store here someday, but it is empty now.
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