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  Fraudsters busted
Posted by: pbrower2a - 04-09-2021, 08:46 PM - Forum: Economics - Replies (1)

I'm putting this in economics instead of politics even if the offender with which I start this thread seems to have swindled political donors. Not all scammers are political in origin, and should the political environment become less prone to scams, then there will be others. I have a suspicion that even if the upcoming 1T is a free-wheeling environment, it won't have much use for corrupt business practices. 

This may eventually include charity scams and religious hustles whose operators do not have political connections. It may include computer-based frauds such as hostage-ware. Pyramid and Ponzi schemes will qualify if significant.

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  Biden to announce gun control executive orders, added background checks
Posted by: vni - 04-08-2021, 03:34 AM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (19)

Biden to announce gun control executive orders, added background checks

https://nypost.com/2021/04/07/biden-prep...ve-orders/

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  Kristi Noem, Governor (R-SD): it isn't infrastructure unless it is for oil
Posted by: pbrower2a - 04-06-2021, 05:45 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - No Replies

For Republicans, Pipes Are Infrastructure Only If They Carry Oil

Unhappy with President Joe Biden’s sweeping American Jobs Plan, members of the GOP have latched on to an extremely narrow definition of infrastructure.

Source: Huffington Post

In an interview last week with Fox NewsSean Hannity, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem ® expressed outrage over the fact that President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure package calls for significant investments in housing and water pipes — literal infrastructure.

“I was shocked by how much doesn’t go into infrastructure,” she said. “It goes into research and development, it goes into housing and pipes and different initiatives, green energy, and it’s not really an honest conversation that we’re having about what this proposal is.”

“I’m frustrated,” she added.



Apparently, Noem’s definition of energy infrastructure starts and stops with fossil fuels. 
In 2017, Noem signed on to a letter in which she and more than 80 other Republican members of Congress called on then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to safeguard oil and gas pipelines from protesters. “Maintaining safe and reliable energy infrastructure is a matter of national security,” they wrote.

The letter exposes the real issue Noem and other Republicans have with Biden’s infrastructure plan: It prioritizes pipes that carry water rather than fossil fuels, and energy sources other than oil and gas.



A lengthy White House fact sheet on the administration’s plan makes no mention of fossil fuel pipelines. It does, however, include detailed sections on replacing lead pipes across the nation to ensure access to safe drinking water, as well as plugging abandoned oil and gas wells. Compare that to former President Donald Trump’s failed infrastructure plan, which had a whole section on speeding up oil and gas pipeline projects. 


Reached for comment, a spokesman for Noem referred HuffPost to the governor’s post to Twitter.

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Personal comment: the fossil-fuel business is profitable enough to fund its own capital projects. Noem's position is clearly on the fringe. 

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  : French armed forces are adjusting readiness preparations for high-intensity warfare
Posted by: Einzige - 03-30-2021, 05:56 PM - Forum: Beyond America - Replies (1)

https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/03...ensity-war

Quote: "IN THE FORESTS and plains of the Champagne-Ardenne region, where once the great powers went into battle, the French armed forces are beginning to prepare for the return of a major conflict. Planned for 2023, Exercise Orion is a full-scale divisional exercise that will last several days, based probably out of camps at Suippes, Mailly, and Mourmelon. It will involve the full range of French military capacity on a scale not tested for decades. The drill will include command-post exercises, hybrid scenarios, simulation and live-fire drills. Around 10,000 soldiers could take part, as well as the air force and, in a separate maritime sequence, the navy, Belgian, British and American forces may join in.

There are other signs that the French armed forces are in the midst of a generational transformation. In January the general staff quietly established ten working groups to examine the country’s readiness for high-intensity war. French generals reckon that they have a decade or so to prepare for it. The groups cover everything from munition shortages to the resilience of society, including whether citizens are “ready to accept the level of casualties we have never seen since world war two”, says one participant. The spectre of high-end war is now so widespread in French military thinking that the scenario has its own acronym: HEM, or hypothèse d'engagement majeur (hypothesis of major engagement)..."

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  Kyrsten Synema (D - Az) brings a cake into the Senate to downvote min. wage hike
Posted by: Einzige - 03-29-2021, 03:05 AM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (43)





Democrats

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Don't give a fuck

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About you, prole

Clapclapclap

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  John Kerry endorses a Reaganoid approach to climate change
Posted by: Einzige - 03-28-2021, 12:19 AM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (8)

Quote: The solution is going to come from the private sector, and what government needs to do is create the framework within which the private sector can do what it does best, which is allocate capital and innovate and begin to take the framework that’s been created. ... We need to go after this as if we’re really at war.”

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-enviro...ate-change

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  Biden Might Keep Troops In Afghanistan After May 1 Deadline
Posted by: PenLady - 03-20-2021, 08:33 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (9)

Biden Might Keep Troops In Afghanistan After May 1 Deadline

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/20...16e8f85395

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  NJ mailman allegedly tossed 99 election ballots into dumpster
Posted by: Swingline - 03-18-2021, 08:27 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - No Replies

NJ mailman allegedly tossed 99 election ballots into dumpster

https://nypost.com/2020/10/07/nj-mailman...-dumpster/

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  The activist community
Posted by: Captain Genet - 03-16-2021, 04:32 AM - Forum: Turnings - Replies (7)

Isn't it a possible exception from the generational cycle?

In most Western democracies, the activist community exists since the 1960s There were boomer activist students, Xer activist students and millennial activist students, all standing for a similar set of Inclusivist views. Will there be homelander activist students?

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  Biden Pandemic Adviser Calls for Four to Six Week National Lockdown
Posted by: HealthyDebate - 03-12-2021, 08:37 PM - Forum: General Political Discussion - Replies (65)

Biden Pandemic Adviser Calls for Four to Six Week National Lockdown

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/...r-BB1aXgel

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