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  1. #101
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    Sometimes a simple and direct example provides an extraordinary amount of understanding. We need more of this and more people who think this way.

    https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/vir...-the-internet/

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    With our nation now led (and I use that word very loosely) -- by a racist, xenophobic, immigrant-hating white nationalist, hate crimes are on the increase -- and we get articles such as this:

    Editor of Alabama newspaper calls for return of Ku Klux Klan's infamous night rides
    CNN, Feb 19 2019 7:34 PM ET

    An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919. Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019, too. The editor and publisher of a small-town newspaper in Alabama wrote one just last week. The editorial, with the shock headline "The Klan Needs To Ride Again," appeared in the February 14 edition of the Linden Democrat-Reporter.

    "Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again," begins the editorial, written by Goodloe Sutton. "Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama." Sutton told the Montgomery Advertiser he urged the white supremacist group to "clean out D.C." via lynchings. "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them," Sutton said. He stressed that he wasn't calling for the hangings of all Americans, just the "socialist-communists."

    Beginning in the late 19th century, Klan members used night rides to terrorize blacks and their white allies with violence, including lynchings and fire-bombings. Sutton's comments have drawn calls for his resignation.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/19/media...rnd/index.html

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    The above story now has a (mostly) happy ending.

    Alabama newspaper editor who urged Klan to 'ride again' replaced by African-American woman
    CNN, Feb 23 2019 3:49 PM ET

    An African-American woman is now the publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again." Elecia Dexter, a "strategic leader with expertise in human resources, operations and change management," took up the positions Thursday, the weekly Linden Democrat-Reporter said in a press release. Dexter replaces Goodloe Sutton, the newspaper's owner who penned a staggering editorial with the headline "The Klan Needs to Ride Again" in the paper's February 14 edition. Sutton still owns the newspaper, Dexter told CNN.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/23/media...lan/index.html

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    I wonder if these kids were given extra credit if they performed in blackface or did impersonations of Stepin Fetchit.

    South Carolina fifth-graders told to pick cotton, sing slave song on field trip
    USA TODAY, Feb 24 2019

    Students at an elementary school in Greenville, South Carolina were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song as part of a class field trip during Black History Month. Cell phone video provided to Fox 46 Charlotte shows fifth-graders from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary picking cotton while being instructed to sing, "I like it when you fill the sack. I like it when you don't talk back. Make money for me."

    "I think it's making a mockery," Jessica Blanchard, whose 10-year-old son attended the field trip, told the station. "A mockery of slavery. A mockery of what our people went through." The students were on a field trip to the Carroll School, which was built in 1929 for African-Americans and now serves as a teaching center for fifth-graders to learn about the effects of the Great Depression.

    The TV station reported that parents signed permission slips that mentioned cotton picking as part of a history lesson on the Great Depression. A representative from the Rock Hill School District told ABC News the field trip was a "unique learning opportunity." The district issued a statement saying the songs sung were not intended "to sound like or in any way be a 'slave song' as it has been characterized."

    State Rep. John King, D-Rock Hill, said, "Something has gone terribly wrong when slavery is treated as a game, when children leave a field trip with the impression that a mockery can be made of their ancestors' oppression. When we portray a sugar-coated version of history, one of happily picking cotton and singing songs, then we miss an opportunity to teach the truth."

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/so...rip/ar-BBU0TYL

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    Donald Trump and his blindly loyal supporters mock the Democratic Presidential candidates who want to eliminate college tuition. Apparently, Trump and his blindly loyal supporters are okay with this:

    Young Americans' debt tops $1 trillion as student loans pile up

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...225-story.html

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    We don't have a thread for legal issues. I will post this February 26 story from Talkers.com here. Okay?

    SiriusXM talk show host Dean Obeidallah sues neo-Nazi for $1 million. According to a story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Muslim-American comic and SiriusXM talk show host Dean Obeidallah is suing neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin – founder of The Daily Stormer – for $1 million for falsely accusing him of being the mastermind behind the May 2017 terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Obeidallah is asking the court for $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages from Anglin. Obeidallah’s complaint charges that Anglin libeled him by falsely naming him as mastermind of the attack and went so far as to plant fake Twitter messages claiming responsibility that appeared to come from Obeidallah's account.

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    Our nation's largest-denomination currency is the $100 bill. There are now more $100 bills in circulation than $1 bills. Because $100 bills are the preferred method of payment for criminals, terrorists, drug dealers and money launderers worldwide, many economists think the $100 bill should be discontinued. It wouldn't make much difference to me -- I'm lucky if I even see a hundred-dollar bill.

    Debate over retiring the $100 bill resurfaces with surge in circulation

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...305-story.html

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    What did I just say about feeling lucky if I see a hundred-dollar bill? Apparently millions of Americans no longer see very many hundred-dollar bills.

    Americans just saw their biggest decline in net worth since the financial crisis
    American households saw their equity deteriorate by $4.6 trillion last year.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/business/eco...crisis-n980596

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    President Trump hates Muslims and wants to keep them out of the United States. President Trump hates Mexicans and wants to keep them out of the United States. But President Trump loves guns and the NRA -- so he will ignore this story:

    Arrests in domestic terror probes outpace those inspired by Islamic extremists

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ar...sts/ar-BBUyN0v

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    "We are born free and we will stay free. America will never be a socialist country." Donald Trump spoke those words February 5 during his State Of The Union address. Hoping to boost his chance of being re-elected in 2020, he has begun painting Democrats as socialists who will destroy our nation. (He also calls Democrats "anti-Jewish" and "anti-Israel," which they are not.)

    Is every socialist program as evil and unAmerican as Trump believes? That would include Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, interstate highways, police departments, fire departments, public libraries, public transportation, public prisons, public universities, the United States military and the Veterans Administration.

    What are some examples of socialism in the United States?

    https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-...-United-States

    75 ways socialism has improved America

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...proved-America

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