Disgusting Video of Food Being Discarded

Millions of Americans are going hungry and perfectly good food is being thrown out.

It turns out that the food was ordered disposed because the food stand owner could provide a license. It’s well known that NYC government makes it extremely difficult a license to sell food. The person involved is a typical hardworking immigrant:

There is outrage and disbelief in the Bronx after video showed sanitation workers throwing carton after carton of fresh produce from a local vendor into garbage trucks.

The video shows sanitation crews throwing box after box of fresh fruit and vegetables into a garbage truck from a stand on Pelham Parkway, with an angry crowd protesting the move.

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Why hasn’t Trump been Arrested Yet?

You’re telling me that despite all the crimes Trump has committed the government can’t find a way to charge him for anything? Is it cowardice, indifference, or incompetence? Or all of the above? There has never been a more corrupt person in U.S. history. Trump built a career on fraud. It is time he be held account for his many crimes. Or he could end up in the White House again. In which case he will completely destroy our country.

Promises, promises:

Former President Donald Trump could be charged with multiple crimes over election interference in Georgia, a new report says.

The report by the Brookings Institution, a leading think tank in Washington DC, analyzes publicly available evidence that shows that Trump and his allies attempted to pressure Georgia officials to “change the lawful outcome of the election.”

Either Trump gets thrown in jail or he ends up in the White House. The later could mean the end of America and civilization:

A former senior Department of Homeland Security official who once accused the Trump administration of politicizing intelligence said Sunday that a return of President Donald Trump to the White House in 2024 “would be a disaster” for the U.S. intelligence community.

“(Former President Trump) has denigrated the intelligence community, he puts out disinformation — and that’s an existential threat to democracy and he is one of the best at putting it out and hurting this country,” Brian Murphy, who once led the DHS intelligence branch, said Sunday in an exclusive interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos.

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House votes overwhelmingly to provide $1 Billion for Israel’s Iron Dome defense

Congress can’t pass an infrastructure bill or civil rights legislation. But when it comes to Israel both parties march in lock step. The powerful of the Israeli lobby in the U.S. is almost without challenge. A member of Congress brave enough to challenge ‘The Lobby’ would targeted in the next election. They would also be called an anti-Semite:

The House of Representatives voted 420-9 on Thursday to provide $1 billion in aid for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system after the money was abruptly cut from a separate stopgap spending bill over opposition from a handful of progressives.

…“The Iron Dome is a critical tool in protecting the Israeli civilian population — Jews and Arabs alike — from Hamas attacks,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) referring to the rulers of the Gaza Strip. “All Israelis and Palestinians deserve peace, security and the right to self-determination.”

The U.S. began financially supporting Israel’s development of the Iron Dome system about a decade ago and has provided about $1.6 billion for its production and maintenance, according to the Congressional Research Service. The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets fired into Israel.

America’s richest 400 families pay a lower tax rate than ‘average’ taxpayer

The wealthy are turning America into their personal possession. And they don’t care one bit if the 99 percent rot. But it would not be happening without the politicians who make the tax laws. Both parties have sold their souls to wealthy special interests so that they can keep power:

The wealthiest 400 American families paid an 8.2% average rate on their federal individual income taxes from 2010 to 2018, according to a White House analysis published Thursday.

Those richest 400 families represent the top 0.0002% of all taxpayers, according to the White House report.

Their estimated tax rate, paid on $1.8 trillion of income over the nine-year period, is "low" relative to other taxpayers, according to the report, which was authored by economists in the Council of Economic Advisers and Office of Management and Budget.

By comparison, Americans paid an average 13.3% tax rate on their income in 2018, according to a Tax Foundation analysis. (This figure includes all taxpayers, including the wealthiest.)

Court Strikes down N.C.’s voter-ID law, says it Targeted Voters ‘Based on Race’

It seems the only way to protect the rights of African Americans is through the courts. The U.S. Congress is doing nothing to fight voter suppression. This is a small victory in a war that we are losing. The Republicans are engaging in full white supremacist attacks. And Democrats are unwilling to fight to defend the rights of our fellow citizens. Only a movement of the 99 percent will save the rights of voters of color:

A law to require voter identification in North Carolina discriminates against Black voters, making it unconstitutional, according to a 2-1 Superior Court ruling Friday in Wake County.

Citing a federal court ruling, the judges explained that the decision did not find “any member of the General Assembly who voted in favor of S.B. 824 harbors any racial animus or hatred towards African American voters,” but instead that the Republican majority targeted “voters who, based on race, were unlikely to vote for the majority party.” They said that constitutes racial discrimination “even if done for partisan ends.”

In this AP file photo, David Boger blacked out his address on a drivers license to protest a North Carolina Voter ID law in 2016. (H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record via AP)
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Peter Thiel Claimed Zuckerberg Agreed to Push ‘State-Sanctioned Conservatism’ Under Trump Deal, Book Says

If true this is an incredible scandal:

During a meeting in Washington, D.C. in 2019, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg agreed to not fact-check political posts if the Trump administration would steer clear of any “heavy-handed regulations,” venture capitalist Peter Thiel told an associate, according to a new book. The associate alleged that at the meeting—which was also attended by Thiel, former President Trump, Jared Kushner, and their spouses—Zuckerberg essentially promised to champion “state-sanctioned conservatism,” The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power says. Zuckerberg denied the existence of a deal, saying that was “pretty ridiculous.”

The book also delves into the early days of Thiel, who eventually founded PayPal and Palantir, including his time in high school and at Stanford University, where he was disliked by many of his classmates. In high school, the San Francisco native was targeted for his “inscrutable and haughty” personality, the book says. “It’s obvious in retrospect that what we were doing was bullying,” one classmate said.“I’ve always thought he might have a list of people he’s going to kill somewhere and that I’m on it.”

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The FBI Continues to Fail America

It was a law enforcement agency that was essentially created by a wannabe dictator, J.Edgar Hoover. They spied on and harassed the civil rights movement. They failed to prevent 9/11, falsely accused a hero, Richard Jewell. And more recently they failed to prevent the January 6th insurrection. Despite the propaganda the FBI is not a good organization. They represent the ruling the class. Their job is to protect power not to protect us:

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50% of Republicans Don’t Want Trump as the Nominee in 2024

His prospects are diminishing by the day. The outrage over his re-election being ‘stolen’ is fading. Might have something to do with the lack of evidence. So that means that he’s a loser. And Republicans want to win in 2024:

Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say, 63% to 37%, that Trump should be the leader of the Republican Party. But they are about evenly split over whether having the defeated former President back on the ticket in 2024 would be an advantage: 51% say that Republicans have a better chance of retaking the presidency if Trump is the nominee, with 49% saying the party would be better off with a different nominee. That’s a very different landscape from 2019, when more than three-quarters of Republicans said their party had a better shot in 2020 with Trump as their nominee than they would with a different candidate.

Or maybe they think Trump isn’t very presidential:

Donald Trump was conspicuously missing from the memorial services attended by former presidents marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil – and Twitter users took note, sending “where’s trump” trending Saturday.

President Joe Biden and former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton attended the main ceremony in Lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers once stood, while former president George W. Bush spoke at a memorial close to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Biden later laid a wreath before visiting the Pentagon, where 44 people died. Lee Cochran, a spokeswoman for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, confirmed that Trump’s people were given the same details about the ceremony but chose not to attend.

“He had the option to attend but decided to honor the day with different stops,” Trump’s spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, said.

The Atlantic: “Why Americans Die So Much”

This stat more than anything else shows a nation in decline. Which is ironic given the previous administration bragged that they were making “America great again.” They in fact accelerated our nation’s decline. We are on the verge of abyss. And it’s decades in the making. And it’s the result of a corrupt two-party duopoly that is tyrannical:

I’m talking about the past 30 years. Before the 1990s, average life expectancy in the U.S. was not much different than it was in Germany, the United Kingdom, or France. But since the 1990s, American life spans started falling significantly behind those in similarly wealthy European countries.

According to a new working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Americans now die earlier than their European counterparts, no matter what age you’re looking at. Compared with Europeans, American babies are more likely to die before they turn 5, American teens are more likely to die before they turn 20, and American adults are more likely to die before they turn 65. At every age, living in the United States carries a higher risk of mortality. This is America’s unsung death penalty, and it adds up. Average life expectancy surged above 80 years old in just about every Western European country in the 2010s, including Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, the U.K., Denmark, and Switzerland. In the U.S., by contrast, the average life span has never exceeded 79—and now it’s just taken a historic tumble.