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Capitalism is 'not a redeemable system
for us': AOC says capitalism does not
benefit the vast majority of Americans
and is a system run by a wealthy minority

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Posted By: Imright, 2/5/2022 12:22:08 PM

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said capitalism was 'not a redeemable system' for Americans and represents a 'pursuit of profit' at all costs run by an elite minority.The New York democratic socialist slammed the US economy during an interview with Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer on Thursday, explaining that it was controlled by a small group of capitalist who make money and 'don't have to work.' 'They can control our labor. They can control massive markets that they dictate and can capture governments,' she said. 'And they can essentially have power over the many.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JrSample 2/5/2022 12:27:25 PM (No. 1062501)
Well, that certainly explains all the people trying to flee the US to go live in communist countries. You know, like all those people building rafts to risk their lives to cross the 93 miles of Atlantic Ocean to accept the privilege of living in Cuba's worker's paradise [with their free healthcare and 100 percent literacy rate]. If she'd like to move there permanently, I'd gladly pay her airfare and help her pack.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rich323 2/5/2022 12:32:28 PM (No. 1062513)
Boston University should be so proud to see how idiotic and uninformed their graduates are on reality. Who is briefing this economic hooker on what to say? Has she ever been outside the US to see what the real world looks like? Our infrastructure needs fixed because the Democrats have personally pocketed all the monies designated for infrastructure thru fake front companies like Solyndra and others. What a loser!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pepperpot59 2/5/2022 12:33:19 PM (No. 1062514)
This woman allegedly has a degree in economics?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: marbles 2/5/2022 12:35:18 PM (No. 1062519)
This is what happens when you brainwash idiots . Or perhaps when you pay them off to speak inanities that their followers take for brilliant truths.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Shells 2/5/2022 12:42:29 PM (No. 1062529)
Take a bow, Boston University!
46 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: franq 2/5/2022 12:43:07 PM (No. 1062530)
She certainly lives up to my nickname for her.
20 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 2/5/2022 12:46:01 PM (No. 1062532)
So, how are the people who pay the taxes which pay your salary providing that money? Same for the commie pope - without capitalism the collection plates would be empty.
39 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: LanceLink1 2/5/2022 12:54:56 PM (No. 1062547)
Bless her heart........
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jalo1951 2/5/2022 1:00:54 PM (No. 1062562)
In the voice of SNL Dan Aykroyd "Jane you ignorant s***".
34 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: downnout 2/5/2022 1:03:22 PM (No. 1062564)
She’s a walking, talking leftist cliche.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Birddog 2/5/2022 1:03:58 PM (No. 1062565)
There are "Reasons" why never in Human history have part-time barmaids ever been elevated to positions where they control the lives and livelihoods other people. The mere fact that she "earned" a degree in Economics, she still has not paid the Bill for, and learned so little that she was working jobs that do not even need a Highschool graduate to perform..proves that "Those things she knows? They just ain't so".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Axeman 2/5/2022 1:04:07 PM (No. 1062566)
A capitalist system that is "run" is always a problem. True capitalizm is self perpetuating. Management is needed to keep out non-capitalist influence.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: SALady 2/5/2022 1:05:31 PM (No. 1062568)
Wow, that sounds just like what you would hear in a "Communism 101" class at college!!!!! I guess AOC thinks that the government should rule everything. Anyone with more than 6 working brain cells knows exactly how that has worked out every time it has been tried. Starvation, massive poverty, shortages of all goods and services, rampant hyperinflation, etc, etc. Of course, there isn't a lie-beral alive that has more than 6 working brain cells (or they clearly could not be a lie-beral), so that leaves AOC out of this discussion!!!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: qr4j 2/5/2022 1:18:31 PM (No. 1062580)
I've seen piles of dog poop with more intelligence than AOC displayed in her comments. She comes across as an attention-seeker, not a serious thinker. Either she says whatever comes into her brain at the moment or someone is feeding her the lines. I really have no tolerance for MOUTHS without BRAINS like AOC. I wish she would stay away and shut the hell up.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Venturer 2/5/2022 1:24:15 PM (No. 1062585)
She borrowed money from a capitalist government and went to college. She left college and became a waitress. She was elected to the House. Anybody else see how smart you have to be to be elected to Congress?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/5/2022 1:28:19 PM (No. 1062590)
This from the angel who hogged the tip jar.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 2/5/2022 1:40:44 PM (No. 1062599)
This person is either a parrot or ventriloquist's dummy. That cavity between her ears contains a few cocktail napkins and a lot of other people's words. She isn't willing to put her money where her mouth is, and go visit Cuba for a few months. Keep her away from the Castro goon handlers and direct her straight to the favela where the real cuban citizens are. Then she can see with her own disbelieving eyes what food shortages do to people, as many Cubans are malnourished. They can't even fish in the ocean without paying an exorbitantly high tax. Hey AOC, imagine living on an island in the Caribbean....and not being able to fish. But the healthcare is free, right? Right you are-you get a free bottle of aspirin to treat a septic wound! Her act is all bluster and accusational remarks that a 5th grader would likely make.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: spacer 2/5/2022 1:43:32 PM (No. 1062603)
Parasites and grifters do have huddles to survive in a way of life that requires personal responsibility, law abiding and civil discourse Sandy and you are both a parasite and a grifter.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: BarryNo 2/5/2022 1:45:16 PM (No. 1062606)
You are confused, AOC. That's communism you're talking about. American Capitalism is fine so long as the leaders in government don't cheat, or pad their pockets - but you have personal experience how THAT, don't you? Every economic system is at the mercy of those who lead it... or does the fact most of Kim Jong Un's peasants fill their bellies with grass not voncern you? Xi's a genocidal tyrant. Putin a puffed up Narcissist. No economy based on Communism has ever succeeded, any time it has been tried. Communists like to bring up Jesus, as an example - but it doesn't march. Jesus ate what his folowers ate, dressed like his folowers dressed, and left money in the hands of Judas... who relatively speaking lived high on the hog. Judas is your typical communist leader, not Jesus.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: doctorfixit 2/5/2022 1:45:40 PM (No. 1062607)
OK, then get out and don't come back. Deport her to Venezuela.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: cold porridge 2/5/2022 1:47:30 PM (No. 1062608)
"democrat socialist" = "communist" This explains it all: "We can't expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can help their leaders in giving them small doses of socialism until they awaken one day to find that they have communism" – Nitika Khrushev
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Reply 22 - Posted by: red1066 2/5/2022 1:55:00 PM (No. 1062616)
This tweet has a degree in economics? Of course the wealthy like capitalism. How do you they got rich? Capitalism can work for anyone who has the work ethic and an idea for a product or service that people want. The wealthy create jobs, which created the middle class who then pay taxes and create government jobs. Then government jobs suck the life out of the middle class while producing nothing but poverty.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: formerNYer 2/5/2022 1:58:32 PM (No. 1062619)
Right, you dumb slut because people in the old USSR and now in China, Cuba, NoKo and other 'socialist paradises are living so well. What an idiot!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney 2/5/2022 2:04:16 PM (No. 1062626)
The left has no concept of what capitalism is.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Philipsonh 2/5/2022 2:05:08 PM (No. 1062628)
Ask the 25K or so NYC folks who did not get jobs at Amazon , because she resisted their building in NYC, what they think of her economic brilliance.
15 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: coyote 2/5/2022 2:06:54 PM (No. 1062631)
Alexandria, dear, you are living a phantasy. The idea underlying Communism, or slow-learner version, Socialism, is collective ownership of wealth. But there is no manifest form of "collective ownership," therefore there can be no Communist society.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 2/5/2022 2:07:27 PM (No. 1062635)
Brought to you from the Boston University School of Economics, Sandy from the Bronx shouting from her ivory tower that capitalism is not for us. But workers economics. Hey Sandy, worker party economics have been tried before and there is a track record. Lenin and Stalin enforced worker party economics from, surprise, the top down. Mao and now Xi have and are enforcing worker party economics from, again surprise, the top down. Sandy wants politicians to control labor. Yeah right, politicians know only one thing, how to FU anything they touch. Sandy from the Bronx is clueless in DC.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: dickiedeeb 2/5/2022 2:12:40 PM (No. 1062643)
The USSA is not a capitalist country it is a corprocratic fascist country The anklebiter goggle eyed yapper is half right... Make a run for the Gulag
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Reply 29 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/5/2022 2:27:08 PM (No. 1062657)
Is AOC's Congressional district really that full of Commies? That's the only way she can get elected, and there is no way she should be there.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: fordtran 2/5/2022 2:31:00 PM (No. 1062660)
Capitalism benefits the vast majority of citizens daily as businesses compete with each other to provide the best products and services at the least expensive price. The unredeemable system is the kleptocracy that enriches itself on the back of the American taxpayer by graft, corruption and nepotism. Term limits for all elected officials! Slam shut the revolving door from elected representative to lobbyist/consultant!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: WesternTradition 2/5/2022 2:35:34 PM (No. 1062667)
Impeach the Commie.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: DVC 2/5/2022 2:52:16 PM (No. 1062684)
Sandy, the tip stealing barmaid, is 1) stupid, 2) ignorant 3) very much brainwashed by extreme leftist profs. The net result is that she should be given about as much credence as a typical barmaid....well, actually less.
11 people like this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: snapper451 2/5/2022 3:05:10 PM (No. 1062692)
Remove this vacuous idiot from Congress please! New Yorkers, wake up!
8 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: mifla 2/5/2022 3:05:40 PM (No. 1062693)
Elite minority? Do you mean the people who work for a living? Go away chi
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Reply 35 - Posted by: hershey 2/5/2022 3:06:56 PM (No. 1062694)
Being a muslim she would sure know about systems that aren't redeemable...
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Penney 2/5/2022 3:25:45 PM (No. 1062709)
Saboteurs violate the Congressional Oath of Office?! ...America is known to be tolerant but this is ridiculous!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Geoman 2/5/2022 3:32:08 PM (No. 1062716)
As an elected communist member of the House, she's entitled to a trial, hanging, and a Christian burial, all on the taxpayer's dime.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Owney 2/5/2022 3:35:58 PM (No. 1062720)
The Compassionate Commie buys a Tesla for herself while her abuela lives in squalor.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: cny 2/5/2022 3:47:18 PM (No. 1062728)
Gosh, this woman is ignorant, arrogant, and exceedingly annoying.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/5/2022 3:56:51 PM (No. 1062738)
She needs several MONTHS outside this country in say, Venezuela, or Cuba, or North Korea. I vote for North Korea.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: YorkieMom 2/5/2022 4:02:35 PM (No. 1062742)
This idiot is a waste of skin. She gives bar maids and waitresses a bad name. Someone get the hook, please.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Daisymay 2/5/2022 4:58:46 PM (No. 1062769)
So, I'm guessing the folks who elected AOC are as dumb as she is or they wouldn't have voted for her! Good grief! PULEEEZZ, Kick that Air Head to the Curb and elect someone who has at least HALF a Brain! And have those voters noticed that AOC lives a life of wealth and drives a Tesla now that she is in Congress? Certainly has moved on up from Bartending, wouldn't ya say!
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Kumoan 2/5/2022 5:02:23 PM (No. 1062772)
I dunno about y'all but whenever I hear a rattle-head expound on complex issues I always instantly believe everything it says.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Madinmaryland 2/5/2022 5:22:40 PM (No. 1062789)
Somebody please put a sock in her mouth.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Surroundedbyblue 2/5/2022 5:25:15 PM (No. 1062791)
#11 - she should be asking for a refund on her economics degree, based upon how ignorant she is on the subject.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: deerejon 2/5/2022 5:30:20 PM (No. 1062794)
Sandy Cortez needs to get out of Politics and join the Porn Industry,She would do a better job there.Maybe...
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Reply 47 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 2/5/2022 6:23:52 PM (No. 1062810)
Someone being wealthy doesn't take one dime out of my pocket. There is not a finite supply of wealth. It's being created all the time by those willing to work for it.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 2/5/2022 7:17:06 PM (No. 1062830)
Shut up and fetch me my drink!
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Reply 49 - Posted by: smokincol 2/5/2022 7:33:38 PM (No. 1062835)
if you can't live within this system, you go on welfare and unemployment but if you do like the system, you work hard, mind your own business and get along better in life. a simple solution to a simple situation.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: OK state mom 2/5/2022 7:34:28 PM (No. 1062836)
Been in a civil conversation with a successful self employed middle age businessman from Ohio. He was upset over Marjorie Taylor Greene being promised a better committee assignment than the ones stripped from her by Pelosi by Kevin McCarthy if the GOP wins the House. It is her Aanon stance that gets him. He finds her deranged. I reminded him of the Squad, by name, and then Eric Swalwell remaining on the Intelligence Committee after being found out he had an affair with Fang Fang, a Chinese spy. I tried to tell him the defunding of the police hasn't worked for any of us has driven the Democrats further Left and MTG is an equal force to the Right. I don't think he knew any of it. He just doesn't want MTG re-elected. I'm not so sure I can defend all of MTG's talking points. But, as I told him, she is responsible to her constituents. They are the ones that will return her or not. I like my congressman just fine albeit I'd rather he stay out of secret rescue missions to Afghanistan. I informed him no one really knows if McCarthy will be Speaker even if the GOP win. For all we know it will be Donald J. Trump. I tried to explain the constitution to him. Pretty sure he thought it hyperbole.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: danu 2/5/2022 7:52:04 PM (No. 1062843)
''Us"? Who is ''us'' Ms. O'C-razy?
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Reply 52 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/5/2022 7:55:52 PM (No. 1062848)
If AOC would watch some episodes of Shark Tank, she might understand the beauty of capitalism, not just in the contestants, but with the sharks, themselves. Each one of the regular sharks came from nothing, and became billionaires, not by cheating anyone (except Mark Cuban) but by hard work, imagination, and producing a product or service. The two athletes who have been guest sharks, A Rod and Charles Barkley, invested their athlete income, instead of blowing it on bling, broads, baby mommas, fancy cars. Each of the contestants has a story to tell, demonstrating how one's effort can yield a product or service that can be expanded to employ lots of people. I doubt AOC could understand it, but I wish she would watch some episodes. She is contributing nothing to society, unlike everyone else.
2 people like this.

Reply 53 - Posted by: zoidberg 2/5/2022 8:20:32 PM (No. 1062859)
She is a disgrace to all waitresses and barmaids.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: RayLRiv 2/5/2022 8:58:16 PM (No. 1062886)
...says the idiot Representative who makes $100,000+ a year, drive a Tesla, and is guaranteed to make millions as a Socialist horse-mouthpiece for CNN (if it's still around) or MSNBC once she leaves the House (IF she doesn't fail upward and lands in the Senate somehow)
3 people like this.

Reply 55 - Posted by: rytwng 2/5/2022 10:00:58 PM (No. 1062921)
AzeroC was born without a brain.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: gramma b 2/6/2022 2:47:15 AM (No. 1063064)
She's's right. Under capitalism the stupid and/or lazy never do as well as the smart and/or hard-working. Under socialism, the smart and hard-working have little or no incentive to produce. Therefore, everybody's poor. But they're all "equal."
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Reply 57 - Posted by: mifla 2/6/2022 4:51:05 AM (No. 1063095)
Doesn't seem to be treating you too badly, chiquita. Where is your next vacation destination? Tesla running ok?
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Reply 58 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/6/2022 7:14:31 AM (No. 1063168)
Yep, her $178,000+ salary. . .
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Reply 59 - Posted by: DiegoDude 2/6/2022 8:33:51 AM (No. 1063236)
Always On Crazy, never disappoints with being dumb as dirt. Capitalism seems to working just fine for her.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: varkdriver 2/6/2022 6:17:23 PM (No. 1063812)
"and the children shall lead us..." If I were part of Boston U, I would refund her $$$ and rescind her degree. She clearly didn't learn a thing.
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Former President Donald Trump lashed out at his vice president for saying he had 'no right' to overturn Biden's 2020 win, claiming he is 'right and everyone knows it.' Trump, 75, bashed Mike Pence, 62, in another political row over the 2020 election results, calling the former VP an 'automatic conveyor belt for the Old Crow Mitch McConnell.' 'Just saw Mike Pence’s statement on the fact that he had no right to do anything with respect to the Electoral Vote Count, other than being an automatic conveyor belt for the Old Crow Mitch McConnell to get Biden elected President as quickly as possible,' Trump wrote in a statement.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams apologizes for calling
white police officers 'crackers' and bragging
about outperforming them in 2019 video
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Posted by DCGIRL 2/5/2022 5:48:37 AM Post Reply
Mayor Eric Adams apologized for a 2019 video where he called white police officers 'crackers.' Adams, 61, was caught bragging about being an 'unbelievably' good police officer compared to his white colleagues at a 2019 event in East Harlem where he was announcing he was going to run for mayor. 'Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers’ a**,' he said in the recently resurfaced video. 'Man, I was unbelievable in the police department with 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement.'
Elon Musk slams GoFundMe for bowing to
Trudeau and CANCELING Freedom Truckers
- while allowing BLM donations: Site refuses
to return $9M and will instead distribute
it to charities it deems fit as Canadian
PM is branded a 'dictator'
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Posted by Imright 2/5/2022 6:28:07 AM Post Reply
Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused GoFundMe of hypocrisy after the company canceled the Freedom Convoy fundraiser on Friday after it actively supported a campaign for the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest in Seattle.The crowdfunding platform claimed the convoy fundraiser - which raised $10million Canadian dollars ($8 million USD) in support of truckers protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates - violated its terms of service 'which prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment.' GoFundMe plans to distribute the remaining $9million of donated funds to 'credible and established charities' that were reportedly chosen by the convoy organizers and have been verified by the platform.
Biden REMOVES some Iran sanctions imposed
by Trump - including unfreezing $29B in
bank accounts overseas - in bid to return
to Obama-era deal that three negotiators
have resigned over
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Posted by Imright 2/5/2022 12:40:56 AM Post Reply
The US State Department is waiving sanctions on Iran's civilian nuclear program in the hope that Tehran will return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, a senior official said Friday.As U.S. negotiators head back to Vienna for what could be a make-or-break session, Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed several sanctions waivers related to Iran's civilian nuclear activities. The move reverses the Trump administration's decision to rescind them. The resumption of the waiver, ended by Trump in 2020, 'would be essential to ensuring Iran's swift compliance' if a new deal on controlling Tehran's nuclear program can be reached in talks in Vienna, the State Department official said
Does vitamin D protect against Covid after
all? Israeli study finds patients who
are deficient are up to 14 TIMES more
likely to fall severely ill
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Posted by Ribicon 2/5/2022 2:29:03 AM Post Reply
Vitamin D may help fight off coronavirus after all, a study suggests. The jury has been out on the 'sunshine vitamin' since early in the pandemic, with conflicting findings muddying the waters. Papers that did find a link were deemed not rigorous enough and not definitive. But a new study—this time in Israel—claims to have the most conclusive evidence yet. Previous research has been criticised for only looking at vitamin D levels when the Covid patient was already in hospital.(Snip)To overcome this limitation, in their latest study, researchers from Bar Ilan University and the Galilee Medical Center looked at patient records up to two years before
Chris Wallace Learns a Valuable Lesson
After Jeff Zucker's Ouster From CNN
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Posted by Imright 2/5/2022 8:33:23 PM Post Reply
Chris Wallace recently left his long-time, top position as the host of “Fox News Sunday.” Being the principled newsman that he is, he chose to run over to the shining jewel of journalism that is CNN to be part of their new streaming service. Since that announcement, we haven’t heard much of anything from Wallace.But apparently, he’s speaking up about Jeff Zucker’s departure. As RedState reported, the former CNN head was recently forced out after he failed to disclose a long-term affair with his chief lieutenant (Snip) Per Radar Online, which broke the Zucker story weeks before Zucker’s resignation, Wallace is not happy about the development.
Why does Karl Rove want to send our sons
to war?
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Posted by GustoGrabber 2/5/2022 4:35:58 PM Post Reply
Karl Rove is, once again, beating the war drums. He is ready to send 18-year-olds like my son to fight nuclear Russia over Ukraine’s border so that he and the other neocons can talk like tough guys on TV. On Jan. 28, Karl Rove shared an article on his Twitter page written by Noah Rothman attacking American populists who are opposed to sending our troops to war with Russia. My view is that Mr. Rove despises “America First.” He loves war and the global economy that all these wars prop up.
77% Of Students At One Baltimore High
School Read At Elementary, Kindergarten Level
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Posted by Ribicon 2/6/2022 1:07:29 AM Post Reply
More than three quarters of students at one Baltimore high school are reading at an elementary level, with many reading at a kindergarten level. Fox Baltimore reported that a teacher at Patterson High School, one of the largest high schools in the city, came forward with information showing 77% of students at the schools were found to have an elementary school reading level. Patterson has a 61% graduation rate and a $12 million budget.(Snip)The revelation comes at the same time that Maryland Public Policy Institute released a report showing that Maryland taxpayers are paying millions of dollars for “ghost students”–those who don’t attend school.
‘My stomach hurts, I’m very pale’:
Olympians lament inedible food and ‘unreasonable’ conditions
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Posted by Imright 2/5/2022 10:09:56 PM Post Reply
As many athletes watch their Olympic dreams get dashed by a positive COVID test, more and more are taking to social media and speaking out against the conditions of the Beijing “quarantine hotels” into which they are being forced to check in.“My stomach hurts, I’m very pale and I have huge black circles around my eyes,” said Valeria Vasnetsova, a Russian athlete competing in the biathlon, in an Instagram post shared from isolation. “I want this all to end. I cry every day. I’m very tired.” Thursday, Vasnetsova posted a picture of her food tray. On it sat a bit of plain pasta, some charred meat, a sprinkling of potatoes,
Aspen Skiing Company instructs its employees
to discriminate in favor of blacks
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Posted by Big Bopper 2/6/2022 2:51:04 PM Post Reply
Aspen is hosting the National Brotherhood of Skiers, which is advertised to be “the largest black ski group in the United States.” That’s nice. Welcome to Aspen, my friends. A hearty welcome was not enough, however, for Mike Kaplan, the liberal white CEO of Aspen Skiing Company. He found it necessary to issue a memo to all employees instructing them how to behave around black people. Kaplan instructed employees to greet the black guests “lovingly and intentionally.” He says employees ordinarily treat all guests this way but instructed them “to make an even greater effort” with the black ones. He goes on to tell employees the reason for this special effort for blacks.
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