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The government already gets trillions (and is over $21 trillion in debt, and much much more than that in unfunded liabilities) and the homelessness problem is worse than ever. Taking 100 billion dollars from Bill Gates wouldn't change that. Bernie is suckering people who believe that the government is an efficient and effective problem solver. It sure ain't that.

Not to mention that much of our homelessness problem is driven by zoning laws and housing regulations that artificially inflate the cost of housing in the first place. Taking more of your money to "solve" problems they created is typical government.
The Bill Gates of the world have used their money to eliminate competition,create monopolies and shift the tax burden more to the middle class and poor. Bernie's first instinct/magic wand won't fix a lot of problems with the economy but Trump,Obama etc. kissing the ring and ignoring the problems in society are worse.
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The government already gets trillions (and is over $21 trillion in debt, and much much more than that in unfunded liabilities) and the homelessness problem is worse than ever. Taking 100 billion dollars from Bill Gates wouldn't change that. Bernie is suckering people who believe that the government is an efficient and effective problem solver. It sure ain't that.

Not to mention that much of our homelessness problem is driven by zoning laws and housing regulations that artificially inflate the cost of housing in the first place. Taking more of your money to "solve" problems they created is typical government.
I agree that the Rich don't pay enough and that Hollywood elites should be taxed out the bum, yet the Government is completely inept at spending tax dollars. The war on poverty is a failure, tossing money at education is a failure, the endless welfare gibs is a failure. The Government is garbage at handling even the most basic tasks.

We have corrupt Politicians, rich pedos and massive human trafficking going on and the Government cannot even stop the obvious. A bunch of dorks on a meme site have logged patterns of human trafficking, abduction and potential pedo rings which shows people being trafficked out of the Southern Border and yet our billions of dollars of Law Enforcement has netted us one pedo ring leader who "killed himself". What a fucking joke.


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So L.A Time, NYT, I believe WaPO and a few others have been blasted for victim blaming headlines, even the articles read as victim blaming lite. Those Americans had it coming!

Before we get that one person who defends the American MSM nonstop or waves the Cartel problem away, here's some food for thought.. The Cartel soldiers set those children on fire. They're "Not special" so I know that doesn't mean much to some around these parts but there's plenty of footage of Cartels out there of their various tortures. Such as letting dogs munch on live victims, burning people alive, skinning and cutting out organs of live victims etc.

In fact the Cartels have killed many journalists, politicians and police for speaking out against them. This also includes anti-violence activists with no political leaning. Not only have they killed these people but many times their families as well. Yet oddly enough our MSM seems oddly silent on these very public activities.
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http://wtop.com/local/2019/11/transl...ected-to-plea/ Perhaps the quintessential 2019 U.S. empire story.



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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former FBI translator charged with altering transcripts after his own voice was caught on intercepts with terrorism suspects has pleaded guilty to making false statements.

Abdirizak Wehelie (wuh-HEEL’-ee) of Burke, Virginia, struck a plea bargain Friday in federal court in Alexandria. Wehelie pleaded guilty to a single count of making false statements; seven other counts, including obstructing an investigation, were dropped.

In court papers, prosecutors say Wehelie was tasked with translating phone calls made by an individual under investigation for helping a person join al-Shabab, a militant Somali group designated as terrorists by the U.S. When Wehelie heard his own voice on the calls, he marked himself down as “unidentified male.”

Prosecutors say they have no evidence Wehelie tipped off the person calling him to the FBI’s investigation.

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Theodore Roosevelt's concerns over the U.S. becoming a "tangle of squabbling nationalities" a century ago with hyphenated Irish- and Italian-Americans are impossibly, charmingly quaint.



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Theodore Roosevelt's concerns over the U.S. becoming a "tangle of squabbling nationalities" a century ago with hyphenated Irish- and Italian-Americans are impossibly, charmingly quaint.
Doesn't surprise me, the FBI is inept at doing anything. It's completely sundered when it comes to doing it's tasks, too many people are playing at politics within it.

Eventually the US will balakanize.

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Eventually the US will balakanize.
We're already heading there. The midwest and south hate the coasts and vice versa, Texas seems to want to be on its own and Im sure, so does Utah.

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Watching Joe Biden's campaign is fascinating considering just how much it is critical for someone--whether in the U.S. or Ukraine--to truly thoroughly investigate Biden's wanton exercises in corruption. As proconsul for Ukraine during the Barack Obama administration's reign Biden authorized the transfer of three billion dollars in taxpayers' money to the utterly crooked and unscrupulous government following the February 2014 coup (which was undertaken to a large extent through the auspices of the U.S.'s CIA following the November 2013 spurning of the European Union by the largely neutralist Ukrainian government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich) to the post-coup government. The money was pocketed, with Biden able to have it laundered and bringing a considerable percentage of the bundle himself. With Ukrainian midsize depots of natural gas and production from same rather low. The average Ukrainian was able to pay pennies for their gas, but once the coup was successful the International Monetary Fund was able to dictate that gas prices be increased to more closely correlate with the standard European range. Almost overnight the prices ballooned dramatically, with myriad gas conglomerates able to bring in more money than they had ever known before. President Petro Poroshenko informed the heads of disparate gas companies that as the chief party responsible for the price increase he should be treated as a full partner; when Joe Biden's son Hunter and John Kerry were drawn into the matter as a way to keep Poroshenko in line with U.S.-backing by Burisma Gas founder Nicolas Zlochevsky, the Bidens and Kerry saw a stupendous financial opportunity for themselves. When Poroshenko saw what Zlochevsky was doing in pitting Westerners against him in the respective schemes to plunder the gas company following the price increases he had his attorney general Viktor Shokin probe Burisma Gas. When Joe Biden spoke with Poroshenko and threatened him with the six-hour ultimatum to close the case he kept one billion U.S. dollars as that which Poroshenko would have to do without if the Ukrainian regime did not comply. Biden was paid somewhere between three and 10 million dollars by Zlochevsky for running interference on behalf of Burisma against Poroshenko. When Shokin told Poroshenko that there was no conceivable way to wrap up his investigation in six hours his boss fired him.

This is only the outermost layer of the sewage pile based on what is now being reported concerning the findings of Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios, beginning with weapons being sent to Islamic jihadist fighters aligned with al-Qaeda and ISIS in Syria from Ukraine with the U.S. clandestinely behind same. Much of Biden's own dirty laundry has been exposed by his big silly mouth, not surprisingly.



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Another son of yet another welfare queen grows up to claim that everyone else shouldn't get help while he sucked up the welfare of others.



The private school did a good job of brainwashing him into becoming an elitest tho. That's kind of what private schools do because they depend on hoarding resources within their own cliques.


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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden.

The checks, which start Tuesday for six months, will take place at the Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmo, and at ferry ports.

Lene Frank of Denmark’s National Police said there will be both random and periodic checks of people crossing the border and officers will focus “particularly on cross-border crime involving explosives, weapons and drugs.”

Since February, there have been 13 blasts in Copenhagen. Authorities believe an Aug. 6 explosion at the Danish Tax Agency “was committed by criminals that had crossed the border from Sweden.” Two Swedish citizens are in custody.

Denmark Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup has called a June 25 double murder — where two Swedish citizens were gunned down in suburban Copenhagen — “a showdown between feuding gangs from Sweden.”

On Saturday, one 15-year-old boy was shot dead and another 15-year-old was critically wounded in Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest city, which lies just across the water from Copenhagen.

The boys “were well-known to the police despite their young age,” senior police officer Stefan Sinteus told a news conference Monday. “It was a somber weekend.”

The shooting took place just minutes after an explosion in another Malmo district where a bomb set under a car detonated, destroying the vehicle and damaging other cars. Police said Monday that the blast could have been a diversion from the killing.

No one has been arrested in the Malmo shootings.

Police in Malmo — a Swedish city also hit by explosions and shootings between feuding gangs — will get extra officers to cope with the violence, said Carina Persson, the southern Sweden regional police chief.

“We have a serious situation,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told the Swedish news agency TT. “The inhabitants of Sweden should feel safe, whether they are on the streets and squares, at home in their residential area or wherever they are.”

Haekkerup said last month that the blast at the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and the twin murders in suburban Copenhagen were “examples of the serious crime that can flow over the border from Sweden. We will not accept that.”

He said the temporary border controls should protect Denmark against both “foreigners who do not live up to the entrance criteria and foreigners who may intend to commit serious organizes crime or terror in Denmark.”

Along with the border checks, authorities plan to have more CCTV surveillance, more surveillance of gang members, more drones and more bomb-sniffing dogs, Haekkerup said.



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