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  1. Even by Trump's standards, going on TV and suggesting that people inject disinfectant or stand in front UV light strong enough to affect this virus is a stunning display of sheer stupidity. Almost as bad a supporting a guy who would do that. Can't overstate how much faith I've lost in people after this. How pathetic it must be to be a Trump supporter. smfh.
  2. Below is a link to Trump calling Covid 19 a "brilliant enemy" and claiming that it's too smart for antibiotics. How did people become so stupid as to vote for a man who doesn't even know that antibiotics are used against bacteria, not viruses? Idiot
  3. By time this is over the deaths of perhaps 10s or even 100s of thousands of people will be the fault of an unintelligent egomaniac who somehow was given the presidency. US wasted months failing to prepare for Coronavirus He and every last one of his supporters who can't come clean on this deserve nothing but derision and contempt.
  4. More abject stupidity from a president who appeals to the least discriminating and least intelligent people. Trump promotes dangerous drugs of questionable efficacy.
  5. Trump didn't cause the coronavirus. But he did cause this. Despite having the advantages of massive wealth and months of advance notice, the US is now the epicenter of this mess. Trump delayed, denied and obfuscated his way through inaction and he now owns the results. There are credible reports that his administration is punishing states that criticize him by denying them medical supplies. The way trends are going, it will soon be worse than Italy, with overcrowded hospitals and doctors flipping coins to determine who lives and who dies. If complete chaos is avoided, it's only due to th
  6. False equivalence. However much they might stretch the truth, it isn't even remotely in the same league as Trump. He tells lies almost every time he speaks and they are easily disproven. The comparison is really idiotic. Sure - you could compare Trump to any of them. Take your pick. Trump wouldn't allow people from his own fuqqn administration to testify. Why not?? What is he trying to hide?? What is it about people in his cult that can't wrap their heads around how wrong this is? Maybe that's where the psychologists and sociologists should focus their efforts. Oh,
  7. There is excellent documentation that shows Trump is a prolific liar. Why people choose to listen to him is an interesting question for psychologists and sociologists. However, I'd point out that lots of lying sociopaths, including Hitler, had huge followings. Just because people listen to you doesn't make you right. It just means that people aren't very rational. Yes, "acquitted". LMFAO. Do you even know what scare quotes are? Trump was indeed "acquitted" in a "trial" that didn't allow witnesses. Sounds like a Soviet-style trial. If he was innocent, why was the White H
  8. Because. he. is. president. And the attorney general is corrupt. For anyone who watches something besides Fox News, this really isn't too hard.
  9. I don't recall saying it was all Trump's fault. I'm no huge fan of Obama or either Clinton. US politics is one enormous cesspool. The country is deeply dysfunctional. But far and away, Trump is worse than either Obama or the Clintons and the red states are, on average, far worse than the blue ones.
  10. I should point out that the above number is averaged across the country. The poverty is considerably worse in Trump-voting southern red states.
  11. Maybe things like "data" and "thinking" aren't your strongest points. The US doesn't have the highest median income in the world (I haven't the foggiest clue what "per median income is") but it does have one of the highest poverty rates in the developed world. Over 20% of kids live in poverty. https://data.oecd.org/inequality/poverty-rate.htm
  12. Sadly, many of them won't. The US prefers to keep its citizens poor and dumb.
  13. Hey, look at that. Apparently, it's OK just to quote half the article now.
  14. Here is some honesty from Alberta that you don't see from the main parties, who are more comfortable just feeding the myths.
  15. Note to the moderators: I see you've chosen to ignore the misogynist reference to Rachel Notley. Not surprising - right wingers get away with anything on MLW.
  16. By dramatic, I assume you mean true. When you've existed on a steady diet of fiction for so long, no doubt the truth does seem a bit dramatic. I grew up in northern Alberta back when they were still called tar sands. Thanks for the "education". Oh, You mean a socialist hellhole like Norway where they now have a sovereign wealth fund worth $1.2 trillion and some of the world's best social programs? Yeah, that would really suck. I'm sure you're glad you're not in their shoes. Canada had a national oil company but sold it when it wasn't worth much because Mulroney wante
  17. I understand very well. I understand Alberta is the author of its own misfortunes. I understand that 30 or so years ago, they elected a beer-guzzling ex-mayor whose main qualification was that he publicly referred to people from Central Canada as "eastern bums and creeps". He later showed himself to be so completely out of touch with his own electorate that in a drunken haze, he publicly lambasted and abused people in a homeless shelter, not understanding some of them had full time jobs but couldn't afford rent on what they were making. But back to the main point. He wanted compan
  18. sure it is. Which is why I never said any of that. Unless you're going to somehow rewrite the laws of economics, the most expensive oil will be priced out of the market first... Sure. When it comes to oil, there is the side of the oil industry which everyone immediately genuflects before. Then there is the side of the workers, which is mostly ignored. There is the side of the resource owners, the people of the Alberta. They've been royally (royalty) screwed since King Klein instituted the great give away. The side of the environment, which, in Alberta at least, is essent
  19. Alberta hasn't sent anything. You don't seem to understand how Equalization works.
  20. The Greens are the only ones who would prioritize environmental issues. The others are pretenders. But blaming it on the parties is weak. The reason that the parties have won't prioritize it is that too few people are demanding action. Imagine World War II where everyone says "Yeah, someone should go fight those Nazis" but nobody is willing to give up anything until everyone else does first. That's exactly the situation we're in today. European countries are showing much more progress than we are. And China and India are showing bolder leadership in technology development.
  21. Hmmm. I guess we need pure socialism then so there is nobody to sell the government assets to. Did you notice how readily the communist bosses of the Soviet Union became crony capitalists who are now embraced by right wing politicians like Trump and Johnson? It's almost as if they were never socialists at all.... Which is what anyone with a few brain cells said all along.
  22. He said it isn't working. I know that sounds hurtful to members or the holy church of capitalism but he's right. What I said (and I quite clear in my post that I was diverging from him on this) was that this is exactly the way it works. Unless you have strong democratic controls to keep it in check. I know that right wingers aren't big on "science" or "evidence" or "knowledge" or even "intelligence" but all of the evidence points to exactly that conclusion.
  23. Perhaps you could point out where I did that. I didn't so you can't. So, with "due respect", perhaps you might read and understand BEFORE you comment. Thanks!
  24. Wow, Shady. It looks like you're having difficulty with the concepts in this thread. Did you try reading the article?
  25. Democracy sounds like an interesting idea. I think we should give it a try. Know what gets in the way? Capitalism. Governments are for sale to connected insiders. Just the way capitalists like it.
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