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It's great that justice was served, but it shouldn't be a shock considering the event was literally filmed. Fuck that guy, hope he rots

Illegally bombing countries already huh?

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Repealing those resolutions are beyond necessary (they should have never passed in the first place).

However im not comforted by the idea of "negotiating a new one" nor the continued abuse of Article II.

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One of my favourite senators reminds everyone why it’s nonsense to think the Republican party will ever be a party for the working man:

 

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33 minutes ago, downzy said:

One of my favourite senators reminds everyone why it’s nonsense to think the Republican party will ever be a party for the working man:

 

He is also one of my favorite Senators as well  :headbang:

By the way... Today is March 6th. It's my understanding that a very important event was going to take place on March 4th. How did that one go? :rofl-lol:

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1 hour ago, Padme said:

By the way... Today is March 6th. It's my understanding that a very important event was going to take place on March 4th. How did that one go? :rofl-lol:

I think as well as all the other nonsensical predictions went.

But it won't matter to the flock.

They now have bigger concerns, like Potato Head's gender and reading Dr. Seuss books.  

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The dumbest thing about this isn’t the legislation itself, since there is zero fucking chance this gets upheld after legal challenges.

No, the dumbest thing about this is that there are actually people out there who think this will happen and that it’s a good thing.

This is playing for the cheap seats; the knuckle dragging mouth breathers who think imposing government regulation on what passes for free speech is a worthwhile endeavour.

Abbott knows this will end up getting tossed. 

His only concern is getting the headlines so morons will think he has their backs.

Perhaps he should spend more time worrying  about whether his citizens have water and electricity and less on whether Facebook should be legally barred from removing opinions by Nazis. 

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Hopefully the stimulus checks will go out by the end of this month.

But giving unemployed people only $300 a week isn't enough. $1200 a month might just cover their rent in some places and what about food and other bills? 

I just hope if more people get this vaccine then people will get new jobs or get back to work. It's not easy right now for so many parents to work from home and have their kids doing virtual learning.  If parents do get jobs out of the house, schools have to be made safe for kids to go back, so vaccination teachers and school workers is very important too.

I know some cities in Texas began vaccination teachers this week. I hope all of Dallas/Fort Worth get this done before spring break is over. My city has a two week break starting today, so there is a lot of time to get this done.

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2 hours ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

But giving unemployed people only $300 a week isn't enough. $1200 a month might just cover their rent in some places and what about food and other bills?

It's not $300 a week.  It's $300 in addition to whatever they receive for unemployment insurance (it depends on which state we're talking about).

The average weekly unemployment payment for all Americans is $378.  Add $300 and they're receiving $678 a week, or around $2712 a month.   That's pretty decent and should cover most people's expenses.  Additional money is provided for people with children.  

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1 hour ago, downzy said:

It's not $300 a week.  It's $300 in addition to whatever they receive for unemployment insurance (it depends on which state we're talking about).

The average weekly unemployment payment for all Americans is $378.  Add $300 and they're receiving $678 a week, or around $2712 a month.   That's pretty decent and should cover most people's expenses.  Additional money is provided for people with children.  

It's fucking great for a country that thinks the welfare state is the devil. In good old Socialist Blighty over here unemployment benefit is fucking shit. For a single person under 25 you get $120 a week in total. 

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27 minutes ago, Dazey said:

It's fucking great for a country that thinks the welfare state is the devil. In good old Socialist Blighty over here unemployment benefit is fucking shit. For a single person under 25 you get $120 a week in total. 

US Conservatives would say if you give money to blacks they won't work. 

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9 minutes ago, Georgy Zhukov said:

US Conservatives would say if you give money to blacks they won't work. 

Well making blacks work for free is kinda their thing.

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4 hours ago, Dazey said:

It's fucking great for a country that thinks the welfare state is the devil. In good old Socialist Blighty over here unemployment benefit is fucking shit. For a single person under 25 you get $120 a week in total. 


That’s crazy.  I don’t believe in Canada UI is conditioned on age; simply on income.

John Oliver does a great job in his latest episode on how shit the unemployment system is and how the pandemic laid bare how shit the system was (by virtue of acknowledging that people need more than less than $300 per week that Floridians get).

 

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9 hours ago, Basic_GnR_Fan said:

Now he's bragging about how the vaccine only exists because of him! Talking out of both sides of his mouth as usual.

I mean, he does deserve some credit since they were developed under his watch.

But does anyone really think that had Clinton been President the vaccines would have taken longer?  It would be like me bragging to my wife that I paid the electricity bill.  If I weren't around, I'm pretty sure the electricity bill still would have been paid.  

His administration and Congress (since funding came from the CARES Act) essentially promised umpteen billions to big pharma to develop a vaccine.  The mRNA technology had been around for 20+ years.  It's not exactly as though Trump was in the lab deciding which proteins to target in the vaccine's formulation. 

It's also interesting that the program wasn't started until the end of April.  One would think an administration that didn't downplay or deny the danger of the virus would have launched something like Operation Warp Speed a month or two prior.  

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14 minutes ago, downzy said:

I mean, he does deserve some credit since they were developed under his watch.

But does anyone really think that had Clinton been President the vaccines would have taken longer?  It would be like me bragging to my wife that I paid the electricity bill.  If I weren't around, I'm pretty sure the electricity bill still would have been paid.  

And it probably would have been a lot fucking cheaper if she didn't keep leaving the fucking heating on all the time or is that just me? :lol: 

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