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12:29 PM yesterday anon1256 commented on New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman Spoke at Town Hall About What the Internet Is Doing to Jobs and Culture.
A vastly overrated blowhard that happens to have been wrong about most major issue of our times.
Dec 5 anon1256 commented on The Morning News: Housing Crisis Helped Cause Deadly Fire in Oakland, Studios Still Affordable in Tacoma, Video of Women March.
@5 The issue is not over identity politics per se but about pretending that neoliberal warmonger Democrats are adequate representative as long as they are pro-gay marriage (for example). Racism and bigotry aren't the cause but the result of having people compete over fewer resources.
Dec 5 anon1256 commented on The Morning News: Housing Crisis Helped Cause Deadly Fire in Oakland, Studios Still Affordable in Tacoma, Video of Women March.
NYT finally wakes up to the fact that despite agribusiness propaganda, GMO's will neither "feed the world", nor decrease the amount of pesticides used: "an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides."
Dec 2 anon1256 commented on Just In Time For Trump, Jobs Are Back to Where They Were Before the Crash of 2008.
@10 & 14 I hadn't thought about the difference in rates of those leaving versus entering the workforce and I agree that it is likely significant. Whether it accounts for the 3% drop in employment rates since 2007 I don't know, but new jobs created during the recovery have barely offset population growth so the jobs lost during the recession were probably never recovered. People being forced into retirement when most have nothing to retire on, as shown by the fact that many choose to retire older than before, still produces lots of malcontents. It is also likely that fewer women and youth entering the workforce is largely due to the lack of well paid jobs.
Dec 2 anon1256 commented on Just In Time For Trump, Jobs Are Back to Where They Were Before the Crash of 2008.
Over 63% of the population older than 16 was employed in 2007. Today, the employment ratio is below 60%, ~1.5 point greater than it was at the bottom of the recession so there are plenty of people (~8 million) who never found a job again (imagine how pissed they could be) or never entered the labor force. To conclude that the employment situation is the same is a gross misrepresentation of reality.
Dec 1 anon1256 commented on Tribes Will Be the Last Stand Against a New Rush of Tar Sands Oil into the Salish Sea.
It seems rather odd that native tribes provide the last stand when so many on both side of the border are opposed to these projects.
Dec 1 anon1256 commented on The Morning News: Washingtonians Fleeing Seattle Because of Crowds, Oregon Schools Ban Santa, Tacoma Cop Killed.
@6 in fact, had Clinton agreed with the Donald that it was rigged while campaigning on no money in politics and replacing the electoral college, she would have energized the progressive vote.

In other words, one could say that Clinton's flaws made her incapable of overcoming system flaws.
Dec 1 anon1256 commented on The Morning News: Washingtonians Fleeing Seattle Because of Crowds, Oregon Schools Ban Santa, Tacoma Cop Killed.
@5 Remember when Clntonites said elections weren't rigged and everything was honkey-dorey just a few weeks ago?
Dec 1 anon1256 commented on The Morning News:Washingtonians Fleeing Seattle, Oregon Schools Ban Santa, Tacoma Cop Killed.
"Clinton's flaws as a candidate are secondary to system's flaws in choosing a winner now."

Not according to the rules (the electoral college AND voter suppression) that you agreed to play with before the election and likely couldn't have been bothered to give a ff before the election .