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Yeah, a protestor at a Trump rally is exactly the same as a man standing in front of tanks in a communist country.
If she really wants to impress me she can protest the anarchy in downtown Seattle.
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Yes. I see your point. In my mind it was just a protester making a scene at a Trump Rally.
Because I am not an American citizen, I don't think so much about Republican or Democrat. I do not see any difference between political parties. They just play musical chairs and which gives an illusion of democracy.

Take a peek at the inequality and wealth distribution within the Northern Hemisphere
...... And the supreme court said it was all legal.
 

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Take a peek at the inequality and wealth distribution within the Northern Hemisphere
...... And the supreme court said it was all legal.
Of course differing levels of wealth is legal. It's legal everywhere except communist countries and dictatorships where no one except the ruling class is allowed to have wealth.
 

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I think that the wealth inequality is shameful ...... almost criminal.
There is absolutely no excuse or sound reasoning for such wealth inequality.

And if I was young again..... (now 72) had life to begin again ..... I would just go and take it!
And if I could not manage to take it, I would make damn sure that Rich Folks did not enjoy the wealth. Let them remain home and count it.
Enough Is Enough!
I tire of the excuses.
I tire of the greed hiding behind a constitution.

CPPIB Spent 3.2 Billion Dollars On Expenses to babysit 392 billion in the pension fund,

Why the man responsible for our national pension plan thinks it’s OK to spend $3.2B on expenses
Mark Machin may not be a household name, but as CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the Englishman probably has a greater influence on your retirement plans than any politician, bank executive or stock broker. He’s the guy ultimately responsible for how the $392 billion in our national pension fund is invested, after all.
So far, things seem to be going well. The CPPIB annual results released last week showed the fund had grown by $36 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, averaging an annual return of 11.1 per cent over the last decade.
After the release Machin — a former Goldman Sachs executive — sat down with the Star to talk about what kind of shape the CPP is in, what keeps him up at night and whether the $3.2 billion the CPPIB spent on expenses this year were worth it.
By Josh Rubin
May 20, 2019
 

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No ..... I want to recover some of the taxes due under the Fairness Doctrine.
Obviously the Rich Folks gained far too much in comparison to other human beings in the neighbourhood,
A policy mistake was made. Not enough tax has been paid by the Rich Folks.
We just need to hold the Rich Folks for ransom.
Shame them! .... Demand that Rich Folks throw some cash into the pot.

Poor People need to demand a Debt Jubilee
 

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I read some summer weather forecast and it claimed that this summer heat is going to be extremely hot.

How will the police be able to man the barricades on those hot summer days and day upon day breathing in the air filled with tensions?
 

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Trump people tested positive for COVID at the Tulsa rally. It has all the potential to be a disaster.
 

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Bankruptcy is debt forgiveness, but it won't be the poor who will be mostly involved. It will be middle class home owners, business owners and landlords seeking protection.
 

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Trump could ger real mouthy tonight and may very well start the civil war tonight with some "Dare" or some "Tease" aimed at his opposition.
He may need to be airlifted out of the arena as the speech continues into hour 2 or 3.
Lots of time for protesters to organize and to arrive to surround the event.
I just can't wait til he takes the stage.
 

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Mark Machin may not be a household name, but as CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the Englishman probably has a greater influence on your retirement plans than any politician, bank executive or stock broker. He’s the guy ultimately responsible for how the $392 billion in our national pension fund is invested, after all.
I doubt he has even a trifling impact on the retirement plans of most on cmf. If you had not noticed, the holy grail on this board is to be out of the workforce long before 65. For most, that means not being able to come close to maxing out on CPP. So I think most here do not take CPP into account in planning retirement, since it will be a pittance, perhaps to be seen many years into retirement.

Even for those who hit max, for being so foolish as to work long enough to earn it, it's not exactly an amount on which one can live. For most here, I would expect it to be seen as a bit of gin money. Were it taken away, it would hardly be noticed.

I fully expect that for many of us, CPP will disappear in the next few years. It will be clawed back. I am already denied the OAS or whatever it's called welfare cheque, being considered rich by Canada. After all the free money dispensed due to C-19, government will be working overtime to recoup. CPP will be an easy target. It will probably be tied to OAS. So, if you make about $120k a year or so in retirement, kiss it goodbye.
 

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I doubt he has even a trifling impact on the retirement plans of most on cmf.
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To charge 3.2 billion in fees to babysit the 392 billion CPP fund is a total rip-off.
 

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To charge 3.2 billion in fees to babysit the 392 billion CPP fund is a total rip-off.
Is that the amount paid by CPP for his services for one year? A handsome fee by any standard. Sounds a bit inflationary all right. But still, whether he gets that amount or 10 times that won't make a bit of difference to my bottom line. And that applies, i believe, to most here.

As I said, CPP is not something to be taken as a serious component of retirement income. Nothing the government controls ever should. Some will say CPP is different because they contributed. I say I have contributed to everything funded by taxes. No difference. I have contributed, a lot, to the OAS and GIS being paid to those who chose not to save for retirement. My CPP will be next to be sacrificed on the same altar.
 

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Rather than tearing down statues, the protesters should tear down parts of the constitution because .....

"the Constitution is a plan of government created by slaveholders for slaveholders in order to maintain their wealth and perpetuate their grip on power."

The U.S. Capitalist System Charter for modern day slaveholders.

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George Washington was worth better than half a billion dollars in today’s money

And the newly elected government must completely alter the present supreme court and add as many judges required to gain total control of the court.

Good Constitution Info:
 

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Yes, fees for one year. Highway robbery and these types of managers are found throughout the U.S. Capitalist System.
No no, according to many here, these are examples people making money fair and square, by working harder than the next guy. The money is theirs, and questioning how they made (legally stole) it, is no ones business.
 

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Right now we got some protests from the "Visible Minority" community.
We are told that they are protesting because of racism.
And it just so happens (with an "Unconscious Bias") that minorities are poor.
It just so happens (with an "Unconscious Bias") that the State is beating and attacking Poor People.
The U.S. Capitalist said (with an "Unconscious Bias") that being black means that you must of made some poor choices.
Nobody's fault but your own.

(The Capitalists said the same thing about me and my friends too.)

Years ago, in Europe, during the great depression poor people attacked and burned pawn shops.
It just so happens (with an "Unconscious Bias") that many pawn shop owners were Gypsies and Jews .

Question:

What needs to be done to have these Poor People walk away while feeling "Richer" ?
 

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This article is best research I have read on the topic thus far.

Makes yuh wonder what kind of person would beat Poor People?
Is the economy that bad that somebody would beat people over the head just to pay the rent?
Congress has huge money in the next economic bailout, for "First Responders" and they are going to give Royal Treatment to these "Forces" and promise the families huge "Socialist" benefits of medical, education and life insurance. First Responders will be the Mail Man, the meter reader and a zillion more.) They will all be deputized and paid hansomely.
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This is not only a time of growing protest against police violence but also against the mistreatment of workers. Over the last two years, there has been a record number of strikers not seen in 35 years. PayDay Report counts more than 500 strikes in the last three weeks with a peak number on Juneteenth at “29 ports across the West Coast” and the UAW stopping production on all assembly lines “for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.”
They have tracked more than 800 strikes since March.
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Repression by the power structure with militarized police and the National Guard has failed to stop the protests. Democrats have failed to divert the movement of the energy into the elections, as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have offered inadequate reforms such as more police training. Fundamental changes are needed.
Police will continue to make efforts to shut down the unrest. The FBI and local police have a long history of combatting movements. In addition to the violent response that has been well documented against the current rebellion, we should expect infiltration, surveillance, creation of internal divisions, and other tactics, even murder.

All of these acts against labor, civil rights, peace, environmental, and other movements have happened before and we should expect them again. Documents show a nationwide effort of police and the FBI to defeat the Occupy Movement that included entrapment of activists in crimes.

There has also been aggressive police violence against people protesting pipelines and seeking climate justice.

Black activists continue to be a major focus of the FBI and law enforcement. Media Justice and the ACLU reported last week that one million pages of materials on FBI surveillance were discovered in a FOIA request showing widespread surveillance of black activists.

Police Violence And Racism Have Always Been Tools Of Capitalism
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
June 21, 2020
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“If America is the culmination of Western white civilization, as everyone from the Left to the Right declares, then there must be something terribly wrong with Western white civilization. This is a painful truth; few of us want to go that far…. The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al, don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.”
 

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The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al, don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.


Damn, I think it's important that everyone takes their meds every day, and on time.

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