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It is not wise to prognosticate about items that obviously are disputed by history. But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a novice statement
stating that history is wrong; she believes Capitalism will end.

Of course in any interview, questioners are not allowed to ask her to prove any of her posits not to ask for a plan to pay for her government freebies. No socialist will ever make such a fiscal position clarified since proving a negative platform is not possible.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Capitalism Will ‘Not Always Exist’

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new darling of the Democratic party. In a recent interview, however, the upstart politico running in a hyper-liberal district in New York did not show command of the issues. Ocasio-Cortez was being interviewed by Margaret Hoover on the PBS show ‘Firing Line.’

Hoover asked very basic, softball questions of the young congressional candidate. In explaining her positions on the economy, Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez “Do you think that capitalism has failed to deliver for working class Americans?” Hoover cited a currently booming US economy and low unemployment.

“Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez explained, lamenting that people are employed but having to work long hours, “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world,” she continued.

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez confronted with booming economy & low unemployment numbers.
She says “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs” and “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.”

All Socialists from Marx to Maduro have and are the primary proof of the error in her thinking. Nowhere can she point to her system as being correct, even though many have tried.

Socialism is a program of theft, no matter how one dips it into the honey pot. The opposite of a socialist program is Capitalism which is what people do when not threatened and coerced by a Government. Unless Ocasio-Cortez is referring to pre-industrial tribal societies not even reaching the Luddite level and even there they sell and trade for the benefit of self first.

More of this perhaps is being peddled

Good deeds…

…always have adverse effects when the Watermelons augment them.

Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic

2018 will forever be remembered as the year that hating plastic straws went mainstream. Once the lonely cause of environmental cranks, now everyone wants to eliminate these suckers from daily life.

In July, Seattle imposed America’s first ban on plastic straws. Vancouver, British Columbia, passed a similar ban a few months earlier. There are active attempts to prohibit straws in New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco. A-list celebrities from Calvin Harris to Tom Brady have lectured us on giving up straws. Both National Geographic and The Atlantic have run long profiles on the history and environmental effects of the straw. Vice is now treating their consumption as a dirty, hedonistic excess.

Not to be outdone by busybody legislators, Starbucks, the nation’s largest food and drink retailer, announced on Monday that it would be going strawless. [snip]

The World Wildlife Fund and Ocean Conservancy both provided ebullient quotes for Starbucks’ press releases. Liberal magazine The New Republic praised the move as an “environmental milestone.” Slate hailed the Starbucks straw ban as evidence of as a victory for a bona fide anti-straw movement, one that would hopefully lead to bans of more things plastic in years to come.

Yet missing from this fanfare was the inconvenient fact that by ditching plastic straws, Starbucks will actually be increasing its plastic use. As it turns out, the new nitro lids that Starbucks is leaning on to replace straws are made up of more plastic than the company’s current lid/straw combination.

Right now, Starbucks patrons are topping most of their cold drinks with either 3.23 grams or 3.55 grams of plastic product, depending on whether they pair their lid with a small or large straw. The new nitro lids meanwhile weigh either 3.55 or 4.11 grams, depending again on lid size.

(I got these results by measuring Starbucks’ plastic straws and lids on two separate scales, both of which gave me the same results.)

This means customers are at best breaking even under Starbucks’ strawless scheme, or they are adding between .32 and .88 grams to their plastic consumption per drink. Given that customers are going to use a mix of the larger and smaller nitro lids, Starbucks’ plastic consumption is bound to increase, although it’s anybody’s guess as to how much. [snip]

The individuals pushing this are the ones who stated a dead whale had some wild number of straws in it’s stomach.They also claim that there is plastic trash and garbage the size of Texas floating mid-Pacific. Weird since satellite images never seem to image this monster.

These are the same “concerned” clods that coffee, donuts, eggs, breathing, sex, cars, polyester, fast food, elevator farts and backyard grilling were bad for you. The only way to survive all this was to send them money for more fax paper.
(they may be right about elevator farts, jury still out on this)

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Biased Agendas

By now most of you have seen photos taken from space of the Earth. The images are so good one can make out the Great Wall in China, many smaller places and…well look at Google Earth for the details.
Which leads to the posit from the Watermelons, that we, the killers of Gaia have turned an area larger than Texas in the Pacific Ocean into a dump.

This ‘mess’ purportedly is filled with plastic bags, plastic soda straws bottles plates and all sorts of plastic wrappers…Oh hell, pick an item that the Watermelons detest. There floating out there. Why some poor whale that washed up on some liberal location was found to have 87 pounds or maybe it was 87oo pounds of plastic straws in it gut. Ghastly but no photos have been published showing this event.

Now comes to the real question. Given the size of this mass, why cannot any satellite photo, after all they cover the entire Earth find this immense splotch anywhere? Perhaps the Watermelons trained the water unicorns to conceal this dump from view just when the sky cameras are peeking around some 100,000 sq. miles.

What do you think?

Illegal Immigration

The Jackasses are going to get a poke in the LEFT eye with a sharp SCOTUS pick, no way around it. If you’re wondering why, look at the numbers of voters who will vote Progressive. So the fight over the Court pick really is the future of that ugly Party.

Wait–How Many Immigrants Are On Welfare Again?

This is the land of opportunity, and anyone who wants the come here can…legally. That’s not the issue. For the Trump White House, it’s been their stated position to shift our immigration policy toward allowing more high-skilled workers into this country.

As for the families of the low-skilled working immigration population in the country, 51 percent (76 percent counting immigrant-led households with children) are collecting some sort of check from our welfare services. Is that good? No. Does that mean we shut it all down? No. That figure comes from the Center for Immigration Studies, who noted the need for the immigration process to be more “selective.” At the same time, there are a lot of American households with children that are also getting some form of government assistance  (via USA Today):

About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration.

Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

The findings are sure to fuel debate on the presidential campaign trail as Republican candidates focus on changing the nation’s immigration laws, from calls for mass deportations to ending birthright citizenship.

Steven Camarota, director of research at the center and author of the report, said that’s a much-needed conversation to make the country’s immigration system more “selective.”

[…]

Linda Chavez agrees with Camarota that the country’s welfare system is too large and too costly. But Chavez, a self-professed conservative who worked in President Reagan’s administration, said it’s irresponsible to say immigrants are taking advantage of the country’s welfare system any more than native-born Americans.

[…]

Chavez, president of the Becoming American Institute, a conservative group that advocates for higher levels of legal immigration to reduce illegal immigration, said politicians should be careful about using the data.

[…]

“These kids who get subsidized school lunches today will go on to graduate high school … will go on to college and move up to the middle class of America,” Chavez said. “Every time we have a nativist backlash in our history, we forget that we see immigrants change very rapidly in the second generation.”

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Figure out how the Country voted, look at the voter rolls and when you add up the numbers, you clearly see why the Jackasses need these refills.