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US seen as 'exporter of white supremacist ideology,' says counterterrorism official

After an upsurge in racially motivated attacks around the world, other countries are beginning to regard the United States as an exporter of white supremacism, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Friday.

“For almost two decades, the United States has pointed abroad at countries who are exporters of extreme Islamist ideology,” Russell Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told an audience in Washington, D.C. “We are now being seen as the exporter of white supremacist ideology. That’s a reality with which we are going to have to deal.”

Travers said there is now a global movement of what he termed “racially motivated violent extremism,” or RMVE (pronounced “rem-vee”), fueled by a wide variety of motivations and facilitated by social media and other online communications.

“A large percentage of RMVE attackers in recent years have either displayed outreach to like-minded individuals or groups or referenced early attackers as sources of inspiration,” he said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-seen-as-exporter-of-white-supremacist-ideology-says-us-counterterrorism-official-232420985.html

Newsflash: There's no "clash of civilizations" between Western and Islamic civilizations. There's a secret love affair of sorts between the worst of the worst present in both (White nationalists, right wing authoritarians, right wing evangelicals, people who see George Soros and "cultural Marxism" behind everything for the former and Al Qaeda, ISIS, other groups, and government regimes like Saudi Arabia and Iran for the later); they shore each other up, they hold the other side up as the definition of that civilization, they try to produce a clear benefit from the work of that other side, and sometimes they even help the other side out directly. This is just the latest manifestation of that fact.

They need each other more than we (Both in the West and Muslims) need them. It's time to realize that.

"Greatest healthcare system in the world" dealing with worsening shortages of essential medicines

Reason why is shocking... or maybe it's not shocking.

In a historic boardroom at Massachusetts General Hospital this week, the Emergency Preparedness Team assembled in what they say has become an all too frequent occurrence. More than two dozen doctors, nurses, pharmacists, tech specialists and others gathered around a conference table, a "war room" of sorts, to address the shortage of a crucial drug: the blood-thinner Heparin.

"It is simply not possible for us to do heart surgery without Heparin," Dr. Thoralf Sundt, chief of cardiac surgery, emphasized to the room.

The meetings, according to Dr. Paul Biddinger, chief of the division of emergency preparedness, have become part of a new reality — one in which the hospital has to prepare for running short of critical drugs. (Heparin is not the only concern. The Boston hospital has identified more than 100 drugs currently in shortage, other drugs include Epinephrine, which is used to treat allergic reactions, and Acyclovir–IV, an antiviral drug used to treat infections)

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The reason behind many of these shortages? Many involve older drugs that cost less, leaving little financial incentive for manufacturers to continue to produce them. As drug makers exit the market, one or two companies may be the only ones left to supply the drugs. In the case of vincristine, for example, the medication was only made by two companies. One of them, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, ended production in July, leaving Pfizer as the only manufacturer. The FDA calls it a “broken marketplace.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/u-s-hospitals-fda-grapple-shortages-life-saving-drugs-n1074821


Let's go over it again... It's NOT that the base ingredients for essential medicines cost too much money, there's NOT a shortage of those ingredients, it's NOT that chemists who make them are demanding higher wages, it's NOT an issue of getting the essential medicines to the people, and it's NOT some centralized regulatory body... it's that essential medicines can apparently be deemed "not hot" anymore and just discontinued, I guess, like they're New Coke or something.

#WhyKeepItThen? Fledgling campaign challenges GOP's, RW's impeachment fearmongering

As the moves to impeach press on, the Republican Party and the right wing are pushing back with fear...

That it will cause a "civil war"
That impeachment itself damages the country
That it is a coup
That it will remove an elected President

I dunno peeps, these don't just sound like arguments against impeaching Trump specifically, but against impeachment itself as a process.

So maybe instead of implicitly threatening a "civil war" and simply saying that impeachment amounts to a coup, Republicans and conservatives should be PREVENTING this "civil war" by getting that so-called silent majority together and starting work on the process to remove impeachment from the Constitution now and forever to plug up that potential "civil war" hole in the fabric of our contry, right?

Let's dismantle their fearmongering about impeachment.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhyKeepItThen?src=hash

Trump's Social Injustice Warriors

You (Not you, but you as in conservatives and Republicans) didn't get angry when your fellow Americans, non-white, faced disparities and double standards. Faced racism. Didn't stand up when your kids turned over cars and it was called a "sports celebration" but when non-white people did it, it was called a riot.

You didn't get angry when makers of opioids flooded our streets with drugs. Nor did you get angry when the prices of insulin or epipens were hiked and are still being hiked.

You didn't get angry when mass shooters started echoing rhetoric of "cultural Marxism", "immigrant invasions", "globalism", etc.

You didn't even get angry when people closed down jobs.

In fact, you made fun of people who did get upset, who did mobilize against these things, you even got upset against them. Slurs like "politically correct", "virtue signaling", and "social justice warrior".

But now, you decide to get angry over a president who doesn't really care about you? Who will be gone either through impeachment, by 2021, or, God forbid, 2025. This is your final straw? This is your line in the sand? All these things, you choose this?

I don't think I've ever been more disgusted by that 30% than I am today.

Barr blames "secularists" for decline in religious values, why not blame religious conservatives?

In a speech at University of Notre Dame’s law school Friday, Barr blamed “secularists” and “so-called progressives” for wreaking havoc on American society. Barr’s depiction of a war between the non-religious and people of faith shocked legal experts, who saw Barr’s defense of religious freedom as an assault on the First Amendment’s protection against the government’s establishment of any religion.

“This is not decay,” Barr said. “This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values.” (Barr spent years profiting off of these same industries he is attacking. He served as general counsel at Verizon for eight years, held a had a paid position on the board of Time Warner for nine, and represented telecoms giant GTE in the 1990s.)

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/attorney-general-barr-rages-against-secularist-assault-on-religion/

Funny how everyone is to blame BUT the one group most responsible for what is going on here. I'm not super-religious, but I believe. And I think religion should be about something greater than yourself; something that transcends class, race, and gender. And I think it may be worded differently, but I think it's a common belief.

The people who elected Trump, they see religion as a tool for power and money. These Franklin Graham and prosperity gospel pushers, to them it's about making money and getting fame. And people who aren't being sucked in see through it.

It's Barr's people who see having wealth as a sign of God's love.

It's Barr's people who have deformed religion; turned it from something from mystical experience and spirituality and into something materialistic and justifying the system.

It's Barr's people who have corrupted religion; turning it from a check on authority and into a seal of approval on the status quo and power.

Right wing evangelicals who supported the 2003 Iraq War to "get revenge for 9/11" and/or to bring on the "end times" then call Trump a "man of peace"... they are the decay, they are the destruction.

Score one for all you leftist troublemakers out there!

The Trump Organization says the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America’s Nov. 7 gala is no longer welcome at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

“This event will absolutely not be taking place at Mar-a-Lago,” a representative for the Trump Organization told Hatewatch in an email. Hatewatch was the first to report that ACT was planning to have its annual gala at President Donald Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The event’s registration page on ACT’s website has been removed. The Trump Organization announced the cancellation after national news outlets reported on the upcoming gala. The organization did not provide specifics about why the event was canceled or how it was approved in the first place.

ACT for America did not respond to Hatewatch’s request for a comment about Mar-a-Lago’s decision. It hasn’t announced a venue change. But the group tweeted a lengthy statement Monday about the cancellation. “Regrettably, the Trump attorneys in New York caved to the Left’s bullying tactics and made a decision to cancel our event within hours of the articles coming out,” it reads in part, referring to the news articles about the gala.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/07/mar-lago-pulls-plug-anti-muslim-hate-groups-gala

Ah, if only I could make billionaires and their attorneys cave to my tactics and throw right wingers out into the cold more often, that would make me very happy.

There is now a "Trump Bar" for impeachment

Hopefully somebody is saving all these anti-impeachment (As in not just 'impeaching Trump is bad', but impeachment itself is bad) things Republicans are saying because you know what's going to happen next time a Democrat is in the Oval Office, most likely on January 21, 2021...

Democratic President: *inhales*
Democratic President: *exhales*
Republicans: ... impeach. Impeach! IMPEACH!! IMPEAAAAAAAACH!!11!ONE!

People will remember this standard, I know I will. People aren't goldfishes, let's make sure there is no double standard and start saving these lines.

So we either impeach Trump in the present or have an even higher bar for impeachment next time there is a Democratic President. And if Trump makes it all the way to 2021 unimpeached then he really will have the tallest something, his bar for impeachment will be the tallest ever.

It's up to Democrats to save these lines and this rhetoric and it's up to Republicans to choose which of those two things they want. Impeachment now or the highest Trump Bar ever.

Lessons from Psickology !1O1 - The right wing version of psychology

Where...

Any white person who commits an act of mass violence is not only mentally ill but is apparently a spontaneously generated individual with no connection to any politics or cultural phenomena, they spontaneously appear out of thin air, they spontaneously generate a weapon, commit the violence, and then are killed or they die. End. There's no connection between them and the proliferation of weapons, our militarized culture, and even when they make a manifesto citing right wing conspiracy theories ranging from "QAnon", "white genocide", "virtue signaling", "great replacement", "cultural Marxism", it's clearly just a typo and/or a fabrication by George Soros to make conservatives look bad. FACT.

On the other hand, any violence by a non-white person is connected to that race or group, the collective is responsible in some way like they have a hive mind. Also, there are no mentally ill Muslims, they also have a hive mind, every Muslim knows every other Muslim in the world, and pork, even a picture of it is like silver to them. FACT.

There are interesting opinions on children. Where if they don't want to be shot in school, they had their minds warped by George Soros and the left. But if they attend an anti-abortion protest or bash refugees, then they clearly, CLEARLY, did that of their own volition. FACT.

If you have any form of autism, you are immune from climate change and therefore you should not have any opinion on it. At all. FACT.

Rich people are apparently super geniuses and are automatically the experts in whatever subject they wade into. Have science? Have an opinion? Have studies? Have empirical evidence? Have video evidence? A rich person disagrees with you, they are right, you are wrong. FACT.

What other FACTs have you encountered when it comes to Psickology?

Call the next one the 'Despite' Recession

"Despite the strong economy..."

That's what we are hearing now and that's what we'll keep hearing as the recession heats up.

"Despite the strong economy, this figure is down from 84 percent at the peak of the last expansion, in 2007"

"Despite the strong economy, San Francisco finance jobs shrank from 45,716 in 2008 to 41,882 last year"

"The congressmen pointed a report from Giving USA which shows last year Americans have less to charity despite the strong economy."

"Republican officials say Trump is harnessing the anger of those who continue to feel left behind despite the strong economy,"

"Despite the strong economy, people are struggling to put food on the table, educate their children and get access to health care"

"Despite the strong economy, there are currently 7.3 million unfilled jobs in America, and a 50-year-low labor participation rate"

"Four in 10 Americans say they still struggle to pay their bills, despite the strong economy"

"Despite the strong economy, voters worry the economy and Republicans will harm their retirement security."

"despite the strong economy, St. Pierre, like many other American manufacturers, is struggling"

"small businesses are hiring less, despite the strong economy, partly because they are losing employees to bigger firms"

It's funny how our "strong economy" sure has a lot of asterisks around it.

Maybe, just maybe, it's not really all that strong?



Prepare yourselves, for "despite" what you may hear about the "strong economy", it's going to get worse.

No, the right wing doesn't really want to treat mental illness



They called it communism back then and... well, they actually still call it communism today.

They didn't change a thing, really. Still the same propaganda.

At it's heart, the right wing ideology even with it's veneer of "compassionate conservatism" and with it's mask of right wing evangelicalism, it still sees mental illness as a sign of the "other"; as a consequence of sin, as a personal failing, as a flaw, a defect.

The "cure", according to them, isn't talk therapy, isn't understanding, isn't working against binary thinking and other perceptive errors, isn't anti-psychotic medication, but you know what it is? More marginalization, more isolation, more exclusion, more stigma, more shame.

Get the right away from the table, they have no real interest in helping the mentally ill.
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