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Greetings to the citizens of the progressive leftist democratic federal republic of "Progressive Fire." Okay, okay. :P

So, people, I've updated the "About this community" blurb for "Berners for Jill Stein"/"Progressive Fire" a few times since I was given charge of the community. Since a lot of you seldom come to the community page itself, preferring instead to read, plus, forward, and respond to new posts through your G+ notifications, I think it a good idea to post the current statement here in the hope that everyone will see it and read it. I'll be pinning this present post to the top of the community page, too (and this time I will remember to disable comments, I will, I will, I will ... because this statement is not up for public debate, ... so, ... if you want to talk about it or any part of it with me privately, then PM me).

Without further ado, then, the "About this community" blurb statement:

<< We are a community of concerned & politically active people who supported Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.I) for the democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2016, & then supported Doctor Jill Stein & the Green Party for the general election. After the 2016 elections, we decided to broaden our focus to election races beyond the presidential race, & so no longer have any particular candidate in our community name, although a veiled allusion to Bernie Sanders, who galvanized us into a community in the first place, is still present in the name (his slogan "Feel the Bern" is hinted at by the word "Fire" in the name). The fire is Green in our community image, to allude to the view of many within the community (including the Moderation team) that the Democratic Party has become irredeemable & that the future of Progressive Leftism lies within the Green Party of the United States; however, this community is not officially affiliated with the GPUS or the G/GPUSA (Greens/Green Party of the USA). The name is in "Lady Liberty Green."

We were first named "Bernie Sanders for President 2016," then "Berners for Jill Stein," & now are "Progressive Fire."

Bear in mind that certain topics are likely to be unproductive & divisive. Examples include religion vs atheism and 2nd Amendment vs gun control. We're here to promote Progressive Left-libertarian ideals & candidates, not to engage in divisive & unproductive debates (unproductive because nobody is likely to change anyone else's mind on those issues). The legal doctrine of "Separation of Church and State" is of course an acceptable topic, bearing in mind what has been said about not going to the "religion vs atheism" debate.

To dox is to publish information related to personal identity from documented sources ("docs" or "dox") including legal name, home address, home telephone number, etc, which can be used to swat someone (call the police on them with a false report of crime or suspected crime occurring at their location), to physically & verbally harass someone, to terrorize, &c. It doesn't matter who it is or what they may have done, this community should not be used to dox anyone. Any posts which are examples of doxxing will be removed. If a community member consistently engages in doxxing, he or she will be removed from the community temporarily and may request readmission following the removal. If the same person doxxes again after readmission, he/she will be banned. It's not cool, it's not ethical, & in some cases it may be illegal.

This community is concerned with, among other things, political revolution. If you want to promote literal, physical, VIOLENT revolution, take it somewhere else, because it's a foolish notion which would result in many good people dead or in prison.

No spam, porn, or hate speech. This is your only warning; violators will be banned.

Finally, blocking or muting anyone on the Moderation team will earn a ban. >>


A little commentary from a previously pinned post ...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GiovannaX/posts/BwaAAyaYNqS

<< From the "About this community" blurb for "Progressive Fire":

<<< Bear in mind that certain topics are likely to be unproductive and divisive. Examples include religion vs atheism and 2nd Amendment vs gun control. We're here to promote Progressive Left-libertarian ideals and candidates, not to engage in divisive and unproductive debates (unproductive because nobody is likely to change anyone else's mind on those issues). The legal doctrine of "Separation of Church and State" is of course an acceptable topic, bearing in mind what has been said about not going to the "religion vs atheism" debate. >>>

This is a simple thing to do: respect the diversity of the community on this matter, because some are religious in one way or another, and some are not, and people who hold any of those positions are (and should be) welcome here, as long as they do not embrace the anti-Enlightenment type of views.

You'll see me talk about "ignorance, prejudice, irrationality, and superstition" a lot, which exposes my fondness for the philosophes (sic) of the Enlightenment, whose ideals were highly valued by those who founded this nation, whence many of the provisions in the Bill of Rights, among which are the freedom of exercise and the non-establishment clauses in the First Amendment.

I don't give a fuck if someone here is a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, an Odinist, an Ásatrúar, a Sinnsearachdaidh, a Celtic Reconstructionist, a Neo-Druid, a Wiccan, a Hindu, an Atheist, an Agnostic, a Buddhist, a Sikh, a Daoist, etc, as long as they embrace these Enlightenment values and are Progressive and Leftist, and do not try to use this community as a soapbox for their views on religious questions. If you want to preach Atheism, Christianity, or any other religion or sacred tradition (and yes, Atheism is a religion, at least for some, particularly those who feel the need to preach it to others, whether those Atheists like that characterization or not), there are G+ communities where you can do that; this is not one of them.


Thank you. >>

Thank you for your attentiveness to this statement, and please govern yourselves accordingly.

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West Virginians, if you like the way things are then please proceed there is nothing of value for you.... If you are happy with the way things are, this is one of your problems. Whether you are Democrat, Republican or Independent, this asshat is part of the problem. Just Google "frozen trucker, Neil Gorsuch" and "IDEA, Neil Gorsuch" so you can see who this moron deserves to be on the Supreme Court. 
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I have to work that night, so please go in my stead. (Phoenix, Az)
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The Right Wing be like...

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Just found the best google plus header image...
Here it is in case anyone else wants to use it! 
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Pardon me while a choke and gag ....

In other news: Trump takes on the Koch-right: ‘We must fight’ hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/326463-trump-threatens-to-fight-freedom-caucus-in-midterms

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The proposal gets rid of HB2 in its entirety but also blocks any state or local agency from touching bathroom access without act by the General Assembly. It also forbids localities from regulating employment access or "public accommodations".

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This stooge for corporations/elite vetoed Medicaid expansion (despite bi-partisan and popular support) because he is steadfast in his devotion to his donors. Kansas has declined in many areas drastically since he has been in power and hopefully this greases the skids for his removal.



Here's an article detailing some of the effects of his disastrous policies:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/sam-brownback-kansas-tax-cuts-moody-credit-rating

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