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#11 diogenes227

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:18 PM

 Why Ocasio-Cortez' lesson in dark money is the most watched political video

 

A clip in which the congresswoman asks ethics experts about government corruption has been viewed 40 million times

 

LET'S PLAY A GAME...

 

Forty million times and still growing.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

AOC embarrasses the Ruling Class    https://www.marketwa...&dist=bigcharts

 

After freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left a hearing on Wednesday, she said she was shocked to learn that there were people paid to stand in line for lobbyists at such Capitol Hill events.

 

“Shock doesn’t begin to cover it,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet, following up with another one that said, “apparently this is a normal practice, and people don’t bat an eye.”  

 

The first few people in line are guaranteed a seat in a given hearing.

 

This was the hearing for marijuana banking laws. Lobbyists and those who can afford it, pay people to hold their spot so they get in 1st.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:59 PM

AOC embarrasses the Ruling Class    https://www.marketwa...&dist=bigcharts

 

After freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left a hearing on Wednesday, she said she was shocked to learn that there were people paid to stand in line for lobbyists at such Capitol Hill events.

 

“Shock doesn’t begin to cover it,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet, following up with another one that said, “apparently this is a normal practice, and people don’t bat an eye.”  

 

The first few people in line are guaranteed a seat in a given hearing.

 

This was the hearing for marijuana banking laws. Lobbyists and those who can afford it, pay people to hold their spot so they get in 1st.

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Bartender defeats world's richest man    https://www.zerohedg...aps-plan-ny-hq2

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

 
 

Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:23 AM

 Why Ocasio-Cortez' lesson in dark money is the most watched political video

 

A clip in which the congresswoman asks ethics experts about government corruption has been viewed 40 million times

 

LET'S PLAY A GAME...

 

Forty million times and still growing.

 

The circus learned a long time ago that freak shows draw huge crowds.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:37 AM

With Amazon NYC ‘second HQ’ deal cancelled, Ocasio Cortez now officially is a huge problem for Dems    https://www.american...m_for_dems.html

 

Move over, Speaker Pelosi, and make room for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio as Democrats waking up to the disaster the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is inflicting on the Democratic Party. She is no longer just a potential threat to their schemes and operating principles, she has taken a wrecking ball to them.

 

Trust me: they desperately want to be rid of her but, due to her media presence and popularity with the young and ignorant, cannot visibly stick the shiv in her back. 


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:38 AM

They also don't want to pass more anti-semitic House resolutions against Omar and the like which passed unanimously.

 

 

"The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a broad condemnation of anti-Semitism days after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., received widespread criticism over her comments on Israel.

 

The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it’s passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

 

On Wednesday, however, Republicans used the so-called “motion to recommit” vote to call for the addition of language to a resolution that states it is in the “national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.”

 

“With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist,” the amendment states.

 

The sponsor of the language, Rep. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., indicated the language was aimed at Omar, who has been criticized by both parties for comments they say amount to anti-Semitism.

 

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end,” Kustoff said. “The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”

 

The House easily approved the proposal, marking the first time in several years that the motion to recommit worked."

 

https://www.washingt...m-to-ilhan-omar


Edited by colion, 15 February 2019 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:23 AM

 

They also don't want to pass more anti-semitic House resolutions against Omar and the like which passed unanimously.

 

 

"The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a broad condemnation of anti-Semitism days after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., received widespread criticism over her comments on Israel.

 

The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it’s passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

 

On Wednesday, however, Republicans used the so-called “motion to recommit” vote to call for the addition of language to a resolution that states it is in the “national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.”

 

“With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist,” the amendment states.

 

The sponsor of the language, Rep. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., indicated the language was aimed at Omar, who has been criticized by both parties for comments they say amount to anti-Semitism.

 

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end,” Kustoff said. “The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”

 

The House easily approved the proposal, marking the first time in several years that the motion to recommit worked."

 

https://www.washingt...m-to-ilhan-omar

 

 

Remarkable - so speaking truth to power reveals the lobby that's opposed to the First Amendment is overwhelming more powerful than even the vaunted lobby that is pro the Second Amendment?  What has the U.S. Constitution come to?


Edited by diogenes227, 15 February 2019 - 10:23 AM.

"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me because I'd like to hear it again," Groucho Marx (on market history?).

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

 

 

They also don't want to pass more anti-semitic House resolutions against Omar and the like which passed unanimously.

 

 

"The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a broad condemnation of anti-Semitism days after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., received widespread criticism over her comments on Israel.

 

The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it’s passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

 

On Wednesday, however, Republicans used the so-called “motion to recommit” vote to call for the addition of language to a resolution that states it is in the “national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.”

 

“With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist,” the amendment states.

 

The sponsor of the language, Rep. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., indicated the language was aimed at Omar, who has been criticized by both parties for comments they say amount to anti-Semitism.

 

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end,” Kustoff said. “The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”

 

The House easily approved the proposal, marking the first time in several years that the motion to recommit worked."

 

https://www.washingt...m-to-ilhan-omar

 

 

Remarkable - so speaking truth to power reveals the lobby that's opposed to the First Amendment is overwhelming more powerful than even the vaunted lobby that is pro the Second Amendment?  What has the U.S. Constitution come to?

 

 

 

I don't see anything here about 2nd Amendment or lobbying.  At the same time the 1st Amendment is not offended.  Anti-semites can gush forth as they please and those opposed can call them bigots.  The 1st permits both.  The Constitution also permits either chamber to sanction or expel a member by a 2/3 vote for what the majority deems to be unacceptable behavior as defined by the members at any specific time.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:30 PM

 

 

 

They also don't want to pass more anti-semitic House resolutions against Omar and the like which passed unanimously.

 

 

"The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a broad condemnation of anti-Semitism days after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., received widespread criticism over her comments on Israel.

 

The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it’s passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

 

On Wednesday, however, Republicans used the so-called “motion to recommit” vote to call for the addition of language to a resolution that states it is in the “national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.”

 

“With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist,” the amendment states.

 

The sponsor of the language, Rep. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., indicated the language was aimed at Omar, who has been criticized by both parties for comments they say amount to anti-Semitism.

 

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end,” Kustoff said. “The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”

 

The House easily approved the proposal, marking the first time in several years that the motion to recommit worked."

 

https://www.washingt...m-to-ilhan-omar

 

 

Remarkable - so speaking truth to power reveals the lobby that's opposed to the First Amendment is overwhelming more powerful than even the vaunted lobby that is pro the Second Amendment?  What has the U.S. Constitution come to?

 

 

 

I don't see anything here about 2nd Amendment or lobbying.  At the same time the 1st Amendment is not offended.  Anti-semites can gush forth as they please and those opposed can call them bigots.  The 1st permits both.  The Constitution also permits either chamber to sanction or expel a member by a 2/3 vote for what the majority deems to be unacceptable behavior as defined by the members at any specific time.

 

 

 

Explaining to Congress is impossible as Congresswoman Omar has just discovered, but I'll let Glenn Greenwald explain TO YOU what is really going on here (he does mention the NRA also):

 

Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic

 

P.S. I did not see any reference to Ocasio-Cortez in your post about Omar.  I did not start this thread about Ocasio-Cortez, the Russian bot did, but even so you probably should stay on topic if only to acknowledge the propagandist's hard work (you know, from one propagandist to another...).


Edited by diogenes227, 15 February 2019 - 04:33 PM.

"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me because I'd like to hear it again," Groucho Marx (on market history?).

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:44 PM

Bezos is a politicized megalomaniac.    https://www.realclea...l_with_nyc.html

 

In return for bestowing his grace on America's two richest cities, Jeff Bezos, who is the world's richest man would receive more than $2 billion in subsidies from you, the taxpayer. 

 
he's been shopping around the country for 14 months going to cities to see who will give him the best deal. And he's shaking down New York City for about $1.5 billion and he's done something similar down in Northern Virginia.
 
And again, the whole point is he's trying to cozy up the politicians so that they will give him and his company, a $200 billion company, the biggest tax breaks around, and put him in a position where he can fend off competitors for years to come because he is cozy with the rule makers.  
 
Jeff Bezos is moving into town because he wants to control what's happening in the Halls of Power. He's already hired $13 million worth of lobbying and a 100 lobbyists to deal with this.
 
Now he's going to put 20,000 more people right next to D.C. and Northern Virginia to make sure every time there's an issue that affects Amazon, he has boots on the ground in the Halls of Congress, in the offices of politicians to get his preferences passed, even if it means consumers and other small businesses lose out. This is all about getting his hands on the levers of power.  
 
Amazon has gone from a company that disrupts industries to a company that stays on top by buying political influence. And it's got a whole political party protecting it.  The Democratic Party.
 

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