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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    What "socialist ideology"? It seems to only exist in the heads of her detractors.
    If the GND isn't a socialist manifesto, what is?
    Who can forget Marx and Engels famously calling for a capitalist society to exert more control over private corporations in order to make socialism happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    Inside Standing Rock - What is Dakota Access Pipeline? - YouTube - 2016 Nov 23 - interviews with several people there, has some links.
    So I watched this video. It has a multitude of falsehoods about the pipeline. But we have discussed DAPL and the idiots who were protesting it at length when it was going on. The people they interviewed though. Old hippies and Millennial neo-hippies. Long on woo, short on science and facts. Sample of one of the NoDAPL geniuses: "we don't want to bring oil into our homes because they call it the black snake". As we say in the South, "bless his heart". They don't understand economics either- that a company seeks profit is not evil! Also, I am guessing most of these people don't have jobs; you know, except for that hippie chick peddling her new-agey crap...
    I will respond to the rest of your post later (on the other side of Iowa), but for not let me leave you with this: we must fight against ignorance and nonsense coming from both Right and Left. Intellectual laziness is not righteous just because it's based on so-called "indigenous" beliefs and supported by those on the political Left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyramidHead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    What "socialist ideology"? It seems to only exist in the heads of her detractors.
    If the GND isn't a socialist manifesto, what is?
    Who can forget Marx and Engels famously calling for a capitalist society to exert more control over private corporations in order to make socialism happen
    Yea, socialism has worked well everywhere it's been tried hasn't it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
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    Blind to whom, to those who don't want to see?
    To anyone on mobile. The URL only shows when you hover it.
    Okay, here's an edited version of what it's said of that site.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez majored in economics, but she doesn’t seem to have learned much.
    It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid.

    The annual list price to attend Boston University — including tuition, fees, room, and board — currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, empirical economics, statistics, and assorted electives.

    Four years, 52 credits and nearly $300,000 later, the school promises that BU economics majors will depart “with a firm understanding of core microeconomic and macroeconomic theory” and the “empirical skills that are essential to applying economic reasoning in our increasingly data-driven world.”

    How, then, to explain the abject economic illiteracy of meteoric media darling and democratic socialist “political rock star” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The 28-year-old BU alumna graduated with an economics and international relations degree in 2011. She calls herself a “nerd” and bragged about her academic credentials, tweeting earlier this month:

    “How many other House Democrats have a degree in Economics like I do? Trying to find who out here is going to be in the Gini Coefficient Appreciation Squad.”
    I don't believe she's stupid. Rather, she's blinded by her ideology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Okay, here's an edited version of what it's said of that site.

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    How, then, to explain the abject economic illiteracy of meteoric media darling and democratic socialist “political rock star” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The 28-year-old BU alumna graduated with an economics and international relations degree in 2011. She calls herself a “nerd” and bragged about her academic credentials, tweeting earlier this month:

    “How many other House Democrats have a degree in Economics like I do? Trying to find who out here is going to be in the Gini Coefficient Appreciation Squad.”
    I don't believe she's stupid. Rather, she's blinded by her ideology.
    That tweet:
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "Wondering: How many other House Democrats have a degree in Economics like I do?
    Trying to find who out here is going to be in the Gini Coefficient Appreciation Squad." / Twitter

    2018 Jul 3
    Ro Khanna also has an economics degree.

    Also as to the "finger of God" bit about George Washington and his surviving a battle in 1755, there was something similar that happened to Japan some 740 years go. China was then ruled by Mongol emperor Kublai Khan of the Yuan dynasty, and he tried twice to conquer Japan.

    Before that, in 1266, he sent some envoys who demanded that Japan become a vassal state of his regime. They returned empty-handed. He did it some more times, with the same result. So in 1274, he decided on invading Japan and he sent out an invasion fleet with some 20,000 soldiers, according to one source.

    The invasion force had some success at first, but Japanese soldiers beat it off, and they were helped by some bad weather.

    Japan's leaders decided to prepare for another invasion, and sure enough, Kublai Khan tried again in 1281. He sent out an invasion force of some 125,000 - 150,000 soldiers, according to some sources, but they were stymied by Japanese samurai defending the invasion site, Hakata Bay. The samurai fought bravely there for some months, but though most of the invaders were stuck in their boats the whole time, they did not give up.

    Then on August 15, a typhoon (hurricane) came by and devastated the invasion fleet. The survivors were either captured or else returned home, and the Mongols did not try again.

    This hurricane became known as a kamikaze - "divine wind".

    The Japanese suicide attackers late in the war were the Kamikaze Tokubetsu Kogekitai - "Divine Wind Special Attack Forces", tokkotai or tokko for short. The "Divine Wind" part was from their intended effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich
    you are a magical,
    divine human being.
    The supposed future of the Democratic Party is in magical thinking?
    That's as far as they get in woo-woo, it seems, so I don't think that I'd want to be too literal about it.

    Womanism - it's a variation of feminism - "Hudson-Weems identifies further differences between womanism and feminism being; womanism is “family-oriented” and focuses on race, class, and gender, while feminism is “female-oriented” and strictly focuses on gender." It was first named by Alice Walker in 1979.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    That's as far as they get in woo-woo, it seems, so I don't think that I'd want to be too literal about it.
    As I said above, I watched the first Standing Rock video you posted. The woo is strong with the Left.

    Womanism - it's a variation of feminism - "Hudson-Weems identifies further differences between womanism and feminism being; womanism is “family-oriented” and focuses on race, class, and gender, while feminism is “female-oriented” and strictly focuses on gender." It was first named by Alice Walker in 1979.
    It's not Judean People's Front, it's People's Front of Judea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
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    What "socialist ideology"? It seems to only exist in the heads of her detractors.
    If the GND isn't a socialist manifesto, what is?
    Who can forget Marx and Engels famously calling for a capitalist society to exert more control over private corporations in order to make socialism happen
    Yea, socialism has worked well everywhere it's been tried hasn't it!
    Yes. Yes it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyramidHead View Post
    Yes. Yes it has.
    It works so well that the best use for the currency of socialist Venezuela is as craft paper.

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    Joan of Arc (1412 - 1431) - French: Jeanne D'Arc. She came from a peasant family, and her last name was likely originally Darc, a name that got misparsed as D'Arc.

    When she was 13, she had visions of the archangel Michel, St. Margaret, and St. Catherine of Alexandria. They told her to support Charles VII to recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. Charles VII then sent her to the Siege of Orléans as part of a relief army to assist the city's besieged inhabitants. The siege was lifted after only nine days, she became more prominent, and Charles VII's armies had more victories. This led to him being consecrated as king in Reims.

    A little later, she went to Compiègne to help defend it against an English and Burgundian siege. She was captured on 23 May 1430, and she was put on trial for heresy, and on 30 May 1431, she was burned at the stake.

    Margaret Atwood says Greta Thunberg is the 'Joan of Arc of the environment'

    America Could Never Handle A Jacinta Ardern - Noteworthy - The Journal Blog - "New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is the progressive Joan of Arc every serious liberal was waiting for."

    Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico Seismic Network
    ¿Lo sentiste? ¡Reportalo! - "Reportar un Sismo Sentido" (Did you feel it? Report it. To Report an Earthquake that you Felt.)
    then
    Red Sísmica de PR on Twitter: "ACTUALIZADA: 4/febrero/2020 10:45:55 AM
    Mag: 5.0 Ml, Prof: 7 Km , Sentido: Int. Máx VI en Ponce, PR
    No hay Aviso, Advertencia o Vigilancia de tsunami para Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes
    Emitido: 2020-02-04 11:05:42 (GMT-4) https://t.co/QhezL53iss" / Twitter

    No advisory, warning, or tsunami watch for Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands
    then
    Andrea González-Ramírez on Twitter: "Another 5.0 earthquake just hit Puerto Rico. The island has been shaking since December 28. Today is February 4. https://t.co/a4is05b0ub" / Twitter

    The perils of subduction zones.

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