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BET billionaire Robert Johnson calls for
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Posted By: Ribicon, 6/30/2021 10:10:26 AM

America’s first black billionaire, Robert Johnson, is pushing hard for the government to pay $14 trillion in reparations—and he wants his check just like everyone else. “Reparations would require the entire country to… admit that the result of slavery has been 200 years of systemic racism,” the Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder told Vice. “And for that reason, black folks have been denied $13-15 trillion of wealth and therefore we as a country now must atone by paying black people of all stripes—the rich ones, the poor ones, and the middle—out of our pocket,” Johnson told the outlet.

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The gift that keeps on giving. “I believe it would be better to export them all to some fertile country with a good climate, which they could have to themselves.” Abraham Lincoln, 1865 State of the Union speech

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/30/2021 10:15:58 AM (No. 831288)
NEVER. Not one more dime to blacks. 6T plus since the Great Society has been pizzed away. They can either pull themselves up by their own bootstraps like every other ethnicity does, or die in the gutter. I will NEVER pay a dime to these grifters, and I suspect millions of whites will refuse to pay any more taxes if they try to make this official policy. ENOUGH of this Bull****.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DARling 6/30/2021 10:21:47 AM (No. 831297)
When I read stuff like this, I am reminded of more than one article I've read about liberal teachers who've willingly got jobs in inner city schools. After a couple of weeks, they were horrified by the apathy, rudeness, disobedience and the noise levels in their classrooms. The teachers in the articles all left after a semester at the most, not only due to the stupidity of the students, but also their violent tendencies. If those kids had faced forward, shut their mouths and listened, they, too, might have learned the skills needed to achieve a decent standard of living. Blacks are standing in their own way. They must be the solution to their own problem.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/30/2021 10:24:57 AM (No. 831298)
Haven't we already shelled out billions since the 60's? Until the black community admits their lifestyle choices suck( and that's their fault) nothing will ever change. Slavery has nothing to do with the black on black crime, their seemingly inability to participate in their own education, 80% of your children born out of wedlock, alcohol, drugs, gangs, guns, stealing, having sex with whomever knocks on your door. That is nobody's fault but yours and money WILL NOT change anything.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: starsNstripes 6/30/2021 10:26:00 AM (No. 831299)
You see that story about the British dude who had surgery to shape his eyes so he can now declare himself "trans-racial"? He now self-identifies as a Korean. I say, since the precedent has been set, all whites can now officially self-identify as blacks. There--done. Now I want my share of that $14T in reparations!!! BLM baby!!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Quigley 6/30/2021 10:31:18 AM (No. 831301)
Would that buy peace ever after? Would dimoKKKraps be required to pay say 90% of it? Would the dims be required to stop fomenting racial grievance? So many questions.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone 6/30/2021 10:37:47 AM (No. 831308)
Good luck getting that through Congress without starting a Civil War.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Krause 6/30/2021 10:40:27 AM (No. 831311)
Somehow I had the impression that this guy was pretty sharp. I was wrong. Why don't they go after the estates of the original slave owners? Everyone on the left is after money, for one reason or another, and always for a little cut for themselves.
21 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/30/2021 10:52:57 AM (No. 831331)
What is most frustrating is the black community was improving steadily in the 1950s. A majority of blacks voted for Eisenhower. The family unit was largely intact and unemployment was falling. When liberals wed black progress with all the welfare and government handout programs in the 1960s, there was an explosion of violence. A majority of blacks have been entrapped by the liberal plantation ever since.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 6/30/2021 10:53:43 AM (No. 831334)
Let's subtract all of the money paid out with President Johnsons' Great Society, and we'll call it even....
32 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: kewmac 6/30/2021 10:59:13 AM (No. 831341)
If our rulers ever decide to pay reparations, there will be a bloody civil war the likes of which will make the original one following Fort Sumpter look like a church picnic.
16 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Highlander 6/30/2021 11:03:48 AM (No. 831350)
The check is in the mail.
6 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Son of Grady 6/30/2021 11:04:38 AM (No. 831351)
Never. I would rather have a civil war with them.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 6/30/2021 11:05:56 AM (No. 831355)
What do we do a year later when all the money is gone and they are no better off than they are now? .....except that most of the druggies are dead.
25 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: vetposter 6/30/2021 11:12:38 AM (No. 831360)
People stolen from their ancestral homelands by their fellow Africans should be returned at taxpayer expense, involuntary if necessary. This alone should decrease costs of crime, incarceration, welfare, affirmative action, etc. A win-win for everyone! No more unhappy Africans.
22 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 6/30/2021 11:13:09 AM (No. 831361)
They asked for it so here we go again: The debt for what black slavery built Was paid in white blood that was spilt So spare me your chatter About black lives matter 'Cause I don't have white liberal guilt
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/30/2021 11:22:38 AM (No. 831379)
Suckit up scrot.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: SweetPea3 6/30/2021 11:26:14 AM (No. 831383)
Robby can kiss me rosy Irish bum.
5 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 6/30/2021 11:26:51 AM (No. 831384)
Yeah, he needs a handout. What an arrogant, 'gimme dat' horse's hind end. This is a non-starter of a stupid, grubby idea. That entire topic is a century and 3/4 in the rearview. Let it lay, punks.
7 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: learner 6/30/2021 11:27:19 AM (No. 831386)
Time to admit defeat and defund the War on Poverty since it has only created more poverty. I am ok with anyone who was once a slave getting reparations from the slaveowner who held them in slavery. Of course both those parties would have to be over 150 years old so I would need to see birth certificates.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: 3XALADY 6/30/2021 11:27:25 AM (No. 831387)
Reparations probably go on every day and we are just not aware of it. Remember the Covid payout to black farmers and black businesses until supposedly that got stopped. Who knows if it got stopped. Blacks get the pork, whites get the beans.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 6/30/2021 11:29:07 AM (No. 831389)
I just thought of a possible way to dramatically improve the country. Offer every one of these black haters $250,000 if they will sign away, IRREVOCABLY, their citizenship, and agree to move to Liberia, and NEVER return to the USA. That would clear out a lot of the despicable black haters, and anyone who is sane and sensible can stay and help contribute to the USA in the future.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: SilkCity 6/30/2021 11:32:51 AM (No. 831399)
Pay in confederate money.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: tsquare 6/30/2021 11:38:53 AM (No. 831417)
Reparations? Paid for by the lives lost in the civil war and the flood of cash transfers from the great society programs. It is time to turn off the spigot. And to blacks? That obsolete concept of race is intellectually bankrupt
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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/30/2021 11:40:20 AM (No. 831419)
Where are my profits on all that slave work you said you did?
9 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: bpl40 6/30/2021 11:40:24 AM (No. 831421)
Blacks (is capital B racist or the other way around - I get confused) in this country consume and have consumed FIFTY TIMES the goods and services as compared to the brethren they left behind. Calculate that with compound interest of 200 years. Subtract it from $14 trillion. Then assess the difference as tax, because that is what it will be. Otherwise, let dead dogs lie. Accept that you cannot nursing a bell. And look to a future together.
4 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: bpl40 6/30/2021 11:42:24 AM (No. 831428)
Er.. that should be unrung. Damn auto correct!
6 people like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: Antioco39 6/30/2021 11:43:25 AM (No. 831432)
I have your reparations Dickwad. Come and get it. Bring a body bag!
7 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: paral04 6/30/2021 11:43:50 AM (No. 831435)
The man has a sense of humor. If his ancestors were never shipped here, how much money would he have now?
13 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: DebraAnn 6/30/2021 11:44:21 AM (No. 831438)
Holy Cow....do these people ever stop Holy Cow! Do these people ever stop?
6 people like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: navybrat 6/30/2021 11:50:22 AM (No. 831451)
Obama is half Caucasian and half black. Does his white half pay his black half reparations? How does that work?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Phantomll 6/30/2021 11:51:00 AM (No. 831452)
How about the descendants of slaves paying reparations to the descendants of union soldiers who died fighting to free the slaves?
14 people like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/30/2021 11:51:18 AM (No. 831454)
He' even got more gimme than his co-colorists.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: greyseal 6/30/2021 11:59:50 AM (No. 831464)
It won't be enough. If 14% of America's population of 330 million is black, then that's roughly 46 million people who would receive reparations. Unless I've misplaced some zeros, $14 trillion would mean about $304,000 for every black person, or roughly just over a million dollars for every black family (given 3.5 members, sans the father). That will barely get them adequate housing in CA, or maybe a McMansion in some other parts of the country. In most cases, that won't last them a month - it won't be invested, or put into savings, or a trust. We'll be here again in 20 years with a new generation of racists screaming for their piece of the pie since they weren't around when the last cut was doled out. greyseal
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Calvinesq 6/30/2021 12:01:13 PM (No. 831465)
I know someone who did a DNA tracing test and found out she has estimated 1% Nigerian ancestry. Would she get a 1% share? Would Obama get a 50% share? Or, Perhaps his white 50% should pay his 50% black ancestry share. Oh wait, he can’t trace at all back to US slavery, so zip? What a boondoggle that will be so full of fraud! Reparations were already paid by the blood of Union soldiers.
11 people like this.

Reply 35 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/30/2021 12:03:18 PM (No. 831469)
No, #22. I have a couple of dozen original Confederate bills. They are worth quite a bit more than their face value today. Pay them off in the declining US dollar.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/30/2021 12:10:56 PM (No. 831478)
He's always singing the blues.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: formerNYer 6/30/2021 12:13:17 PM (No. 831480)
OK let all chip in - here's my .25 cents - considering my family didn't arrive in this country until 50 years AFTER slavery had already ended. maybe the democRATs should run this platform in 2022??
2 people like this.

Reply 38 - Posted by: TurtleDove 6/30/2021 12:18:28 PM (No. 831484)
To #8, couldn't agree more. The dems have done EVERYTHING & THEN SOME to ensure that the black community is kept "enslaved" - up to & voting AGAINST all civil rights legislation for the past 100 years. All could have fought their way out, but only those rare persons chose to fight for & better themselves.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: clayusmcret 6/30/2021 12:20:10 PM (No. 831490)
As long as it's paid by everyone who is, and only is, a registered democrat as of 2020 and/or 2021....I agree. Slavery in the US was the tool of members of the democrat party. Republicans and Independents of the day overcame it. Republicans and Independents of the day overcame every racist stage of US history. So, as long as that money is coming directly from everyone who is a registered democrat, and from the democrat party itself, I say go for it. And I add on the "as of 2020 and/or 2021" portion to make sure that we catch all of the liberal trash who'd race out and change their party affiliations to get out of paying their bill.
3 people like this.

Reply 40 - Posted by: HPmatt 6/30/2021 12:36:42 PM (No. 831507)
When I worked at Ericsson we had some dealings in cellular business and Johnson wanted lots of ownership in deals for his just contributing his name. No thanks. Reparations s/b structured like the guy that won a $4 million lottery - $1 a year for 4 million years.
3 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/30/2021 12:38:21 PM (No. 831514)
#30, he is not a descendant of slavery, as his father was born in Kenya. His heritage has zero history associated with slavery in America. He is similar to many others, from Nigeria and other places on the African continent, who have come to America since 1865 who have no connection with slavery, yet, presume they are all lumped in with his figure of 42 million? If you want wealth transfer, then look no further than many inner-cities who have large sections of rentals, or desolate areas. Find a way to transfer that home over to the renter(in good standing) and provide the owner a taxable write-off of 120% of the value, say over 5 years. Win-Win. There are whole sections of Detroit that once used to have homes on the lots, find families who will take on the deed (free and clear), and build a new home there. After all, the land is the valuable part.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: udanja99 6/30/2021 12:38:58 PM (No. 831515)
#1, it’s more like $26 Trillion. Johnson should take his network and move it to Liberia.
3 people like this.

Reply 43 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/30/2021 12:39:44 PM (No. 831517)
My great-grandfather arrived from Germany the day Ft. Sumter was attacked. He joined the Union army, and became a POW. His treatment caused him physical difficulties until he died. I want a cut...I have moral standing, too!! Mr, Johnson...write me a check! And all my aunts, uncles and cousins...descendants of your liberators!!!
4 people like this.

Reply 44 - Posted by: Historybuff 6/30/2021 12:40:09 PM (No. 831520)
African-Americans are the poorist Americans. But they are the richest Africans. Find a DNA relation in Africa. Compare their life expectancy, general health, net worth, education, with yours. Then you may understand why Muhammad Ali said after his first visit to Africa, "It's a good thing my granddaddy got on that boat." Oh yeah, and let's go after the sellers not just the buyers of your ancestors
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Reply 45 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/30/2021 12:46:16 PM (No. 831534)
Since gender identity is solely based about how you feel about your born gender then right now I’m feeling like I’m as black as the dark side of the moon and I want my reparations!
4 people like this.

Reply 46 - Posted by: udanja99 6/30/2021 12:50:31 PM (No. 831540)
To add to #39, maybe we should force everyone who voted for Xiden to cover the payments. Then, when they all deny that they voted for him, we can reinstall President Trump to his rightful place in the White House.
3 people like this.

Reply 47 - Posted by: downnout 6/30/2021 12:51:28 PM (No. 831542)
I guess that means a lot of that $14 trillion will be coming from his pocket. How did all these black millionaires and billionaires manage to accumulate so much wealth in our terrible, horrible, racist country? (crickets chirping…)
4 people like this.

Reply 48 - Posted by: gramma b 6/30/2021 1:05:01 PM (No. 831558)
Are any blacks in black-run countries better off than the black population here? I think not. Perhaps they should be paying us.
4 people like this.

Reply 49 - Posted by: Strike3 6/30/2021 1:09:48 PM (No. 831562)
Throughout the course of history, all civilizations who were weak and could not pull their own weight either died out or became slaves. I would be okay with either of those outcomes but I refuse to pay to prop up or cater to a helpless, essentially useless race whose main function lately has been to kill each other and attack people of other races in surprise attacks with overwhelming numbers. Some people must really like basketball.
2 people like this.

Reply 50 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/30/2021 1:18:11 PM (No. 831569)
The Eternal Song of the Gimmie-dats: Gimmie mo’ money, Gimmie mo’ money, Gimmie yo’ money! Gimmie mo’ money. It should be clear from this example alone that nothing will ever be enough.
3 people like this.

Reply 51 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/30/2021 2:11:26 PM (No. 831628)
What do blacks want? They have their own holidays. They got a president. They are a protected class. They can commit petty crimes without fear of prosecution. Enough!
3 people like this.

Reply 52 - Posted by: red1066 6/30/2021 2:12:51 PM (No. 831629)
First of all #1, it's more like 20 trillion has been shelled out since the mid sixties. Second, it seems the blacks should be giving the U.S. at least ten trillion for all the damage done caused by their riots over the last five decades, including the cost of incarceration for the tens of thousands of black criminals the country has had to house. In addition, any ancestors of white union soldiers who fought and died should be compensated for fighting and dying to free blacks during the Civil War.
3 people like this.

Reply 53 - Posted by: starsNstripes 6/30/2021 4:32:57 PM (No. 831727)
So, back in the day, some land owners bought a legal product from Africa on the global market. Many years later, the government decided to make it illegal and forced them to relinquish the legal product without compensation. They did not want to lose their investment, so the land owners said 'no'. The government physically forced them to do so--to the extent of killing many of the land owners and burning down their homes, businesses, etc. The government has yet to date paid reparations to these land owners. So my point is this. If families of slaves (legal product at that time) warrant reparations, shouldn't the families of land owners also be repaid for what they lost?
2 people like this.

Reply 54 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 6/30/2021 5:11:06 PM (No. 831751)
Do we get to deduct the Trillions of $$$ spent on affirmative action from the 50's up to today? If so, the reparations may be owed the American taxpayer.
1 person likes this.

Reply 55 - Posted by: anniebc 6/30/2021 6:54:22 PM (No. 831822)
And some conservatives thought Johnson was one of us.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: GardenGal 6/30/2021 10:43:31 PM (No. 831967)
My parents arrived in the early 1960's, and my husbands arrived in the 1890s ==we don't owe anybody anything.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: 4Justice 7/1/2021 5:40:24 AM (No. 832115)
Worthless, greedy, piece of ungrateful dog doo.
0 people like this.

Reply 58 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/1/2021 9:35:49 AM (No. 832356)
No.
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Posted by OhioNick 7/1/2021 12:35:35 AM Post Reply
A Washington, D.C., church frequented by President Biden says it won't get involved in what it describes as "a political issue" over Communion. The Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the city's Georgetown neighborhood, which Biden has attended several times since taking office, said Wednesday it will not deny the Eucharist to the president over his abortion stance or "anyone else who presents themselves." "The great gift of the Holy Eucharist is too sacred to be made a political issue," the church’s parish council said.
BET billionaire Robert Johnson calls for
$14T in reparations—and wants a check too
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Posted by Ribicon 6/30/2021 10:10:26 AM Post Reply
America’s first black billionaire, Robert Johnson, is pushing hard for the government to pay $14 trillion in reparations—and he wants his check just like everyone else. “Reparations would require the entire country to… admit that the result of slavery has been 200 years of systemic racism,” the Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder told Vice. “And for that reason, black folks have been denied $13-15 trillion of wealth and therefore we as a country now must atone by paying black people of all stripes—the rich ones, the poor ones, and the middle—out of our pocket,” Johnson told the outlet.
Jill Biden Tells Vogue People Can
‘Breathe Again’ with Trump Out of
Office: Joe ‘Healed This Nation’
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Posted by OhioNick 7/1/2021 2:24:28 PM Post Reply
First Lady Jill Biden — who is featured on the August cover of Vogue after the fashion magazine broke a decades-long tradition by snubbing former First Lady Melania Trump during her four years in the White House — says people can “breathe again,” now that former President Donald Trump is out of office. Mrs. Biden said President Joe Biden came in and “heal[ed] this nation.” “During the campaign, I felt so much anxiety from people — they were scared,” Jill Biden told Vogue. “When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again.” “I think that’s part of the reason Joe was elected,” the first lady added.
Vogue declares Jill Biden 'a goddess'
and puts her on their cover as the
epitome of style
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Posted by PageTurner 6/30/2021 9:32:25 AM Post Reply
Vogue, the world's fashion bible, has placed Jill Biden on her cover as the epitome of fashion. She's a "goddess," they explain. Which is a stretch, given that the first lady has sported getups like this loud red zebra print dress, or these huge-print patterned pantyhose worn with elfin spike heel ankle boots. It goes to show that its whole schtick is politics, not fashion. After all, the big fashion bible for the world's stylish somehow managed to overlook the nation's truly stylish first lady, Melania Trump, a former super-model, who not only was quite beautiful, but age-appropriate and elegant in her four years as first lady.
135,000 'test' ballots mistakenly added:
How NYC's election board got the
results so wrong
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Posted by Dreadnought 6/30/2021 11:43:22 PM Post Reply
NEW YORK — "Foolishness." "Unfortunate." "Generations of failures." New York City's Board of Election is facing widespread criticism after it mistakenly included some 135,000 "test" ballots in partial results released Tuesday in its tightly-contested mayoral election. The three-way contest — between Brooklyn borough President Eric Adams; Maya Wiley, former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio; and Kathryn Garcia, former Department of Sanitation head — has been upended with a murky picture of who is ahead after the election board's botched release and scores of mail-in votes remain to be counted. Ranked choice voting is being used for the first time in citywide primaries this year,
IKEA unveils LGBTQ-themed sofas -- and the
internet has thoughts on its 'bisexual couch'
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Posted by NorthernDog 6/30/2021 8:03:03 PM Post Reply
IKEA Canada has unveiled a series of colorful couches inspired by different Pride flags, including those representing the transgender, nonbinary and asexual communities. Created to mark Pride Month, the 10 "Love Seats" were created by four LGBTQ designers and feature everything from gigantic ruffles to colorful patters and faux flowers. The Swedish retailer said in a press release that it hopes the campaign will honor "the richness and diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community," using an expanded acronym that encompasses those identifying as two-spirit, an Indigenous American term for those with both a male and female spirits. "There's more to Pride
San Jose plans to be first U.S. city
requiring firearms owners to pay back
taxpayers for gun violence
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Posted by konocti95 7/1/2021 12:28:27 PM Post Reply
A month after a gunman killed nine workers at a rail yard in San Jose, the city is taking steps to become the first in the nation to require firearms owners to buy insurance and pay fees to relieve taxpayers of the costs of responding to gun violence. The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to draft an ordinance that would order gun owners in the city to obtain insurance and pay an annual fee to subsidize police responses, ambulances, medical treatment and other municipal expenses related to shootings, injuries and deaths. The amount of the fee hasn’t been determined, but Mayor Sam Liccardo said
Report: Kamala Harris is an awful boss 31 replies
Posted by Magnante 7/1/2021 5:19:56 AM Post Reply
Vice President Mike Pence may be in the doghouse with conservatives but no one can say there were stories that he was a bad boss or that his office was chaotic, mismanaged, or incompetent. Things are different with Kamala Harris. According to an article in Politico, Harris’s office sounds like the real-life version of Veep, the HBO political satire that focused on the stupid, self-centered, and vicious Selina Meyer, a Vice President whose office was filled with slavish gatekeepers and self-centered staff, all of whom were incompetent. The story rings true. What's more interesting is contemplating why Democrats are going after Harris.
Are We Nazi Germany? 31 replies
Posted by Magnante 7/1/2021 3:47:49 AM Post Reply
I've noticed that whenever the subject of Nazi Germany is raised, someone always says something like this: "It's unbelievable that Adolf Hitler was able to manipulate and control the entire German population. It just seems impossible." (snip) Like a lot of Americans, I always assumed that America was safe from the kind of tyranny the German people experienced under the heavy hand of the Third Reich. (snip) Yet, for the past eighteen months, that's exactly what has happened in America. A nation that always prided itself on its independence and individuality was suddenly locked down.
Kamala Harris’s ‘abusive’ office: VP rocked
by claims staffers are 'treated like sh**' and
that chief of staff Tina Flournoy has created
a 'blame culture' - despite Biden's threat to
FIRE anyone treating colleagues poorly
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Posted by Imright 7/1/2021 4:47:24 AM Post Reply
The office of Vice President Kamala Harris has been rocked by claims that staffers are 'treated like sh**' and that Chief of Staff Tina Flournoy has created 'blame culture.' Tensions started to boil over after Harris finally decided to visit the border last week, blindsiding staffers, according to a Politico report based on interviews with 22 current and former vice presidential aides, officials and associates. Sources described a tense atmosphere with low morale and trust, as well as bad communication, according to the outlet.Flournoy has allegedly created an environment
Bill Cosby to walk free after court
overturns sex assault conviction
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Posted by Imright 6/30/2021 1:29:46 PM Post Reply
Bill Cosby is set to be released from prison after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction on Wednesday.Cosby, 83, had served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia.The state Supreme Court on Wednesday found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.The ruling bars any retrial in the case, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
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