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  1. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    Reminder to all those democrats planning on voting split ticket to elect a republican governor, democrats like you are why republicans Collins gets elected and why we have Kavanaugh on the court. Don’t vote split ticket it will bite you in the ass. Vote party line. *** South Carolina is seeking permission from the justice department to officially allow discrimination against Jews and Catholics. https://theintercept.com/2018/10/19/south-carolina-foster-parent-discrimination-miracle-hill-ministries/
  2. lokisnow

    The Conflict in Vietnam

    I mean this is basically two factored, one Macarthur had a hard on for royalty (and military) and didn't want to behead the leadership of Japan as a result. And two, Japan had a rich history of extensive conservative business connections with America's conservative business culture. The party of bizness Republicans took control of congress in the midterms and put a stop to the removal of Japan's war criminals and the Pacific Theatre equivalent of Nuremberg since many of the Japanese war criminals were great business friends of Republicans before the war and the Republicans wanted them back in charge in their proper place in charge of the country. Partly, republicans rushing to re-empower the japanese war criminals was because Japan was having a lot of labor strife as the New Deal ethos of the American Occupation was encouraging unionization and greater workers rights. Republicans wanted to help out their Japanese war criminal buddies and put a stop to this, so the occupation switched policy and opposed labor rights.This basically allowed all the war and pre-war zaibatsus that had been hobbled or shuttered by the occupation, to revive and to rise up and crush the labor movement, with murderous crackdowns (employing of course ex military war criminals to do the anti union slaughtering)--which of course american republicans found delightful, right and just. The zaibatsus then resumed their dominance of the Japanese economy, methodically eradicating all the sector competition that had arisen in the short hiatus when they were functionally non operational. As a result, only one of the post-war companies surviving and rising to zaibatsu status (Sony)
  3. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    In an interesting wrinkle, republicans are so pissed off at Feinstein over Kavanaugh, that they are moving en masse to supporting the more liberal De Leon in the election as a protest vote against Feinstein. Probably amount to nothing as Feinstein unfortunately has 60% support of California democrats, but if the republican undecideds all break to De Leon, it could wind up being a fairly close 2-5 pt victory for Feinstein. A lot of republicans would have probably left their ballots blank for Senator, but many may now cast a vote against Feinstein instead.
  4. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    I think one of the most remarkable thing about trump is that the media never ever tired of covering him and his antics. concentration camps? How boring! We shall only cover it for a w... Squirrel! Trump! Squirrel! Trump! Like his level of mastery over the collective id of the media is just baffling.
  5. lokisnow

    The Conflict in Vietnam

    Imperial japan was certainly a brutally racist regime to such an incredible degree it still is not well acknowledged. the American firebombing campaigns and nuclear bombs used on japan civilians were motivated by a racial animus and prolonged the war churchill and lindemans campaign of targeting of civilian instead of exclusively military targets was built of pure hate and prolonged the war. Nazi germany needs no introduction as their crimes have few parallels stalinist Russia also had its share of shittiness basically everyone was stupid and hateful and vile all at the same time. Because that’s human nature.
  6. lokisnow

    The Conflict in Vietnam

    Not really, they may not have been conquered by an external country but japan has a long and glorious history of conquering within the country. to say they were some special snowflake that culturally didn’t know what being conquered was is flat out wrong. the politics of war—victors and conquered—throughout their history are pretty much identical to any other country. The biggest difference is an absence of a religious proscription against suicide. saying the Japanese are creatures who won’t surrender is just a convenient bit of propaganda to help us feel good about slaughtering them. Though you are right that Japan has a pretty noxious ethos of racial supremacy
  7. lokisnow

    The Conflict in Vietnam

    This is a relative myth Japanese leadership was ready to surrender, the civilians were starving and being slaughtered by firebombings and public opinion was largely against the war. The American belief that we needed to use the bomb because the great unknowable Asian other is comprised of the inhuman and are unstoppable in their devotion to total war at all times by all persons and there was no other avenue available is both racist and wrong. as hard to believe as it is for Americans, the Japanese were just as human as the Germans and Italians. But we negotiated ordinary surrenders from both (white) axis powers but not from the non white axis power, that country (we still claim enthusiastically to this day) needed special treatment of extreme and unprecedented brutality. Why? Because we are racist.
  8. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    well there are three distinct areas of her district, the two biggest areas are separated by 30 miles of mountains, and and a good half of Santa Clarita is subdivisions built into the mountains, not in the relatively flat valley where the apartments are. so I mean, yeah some areas are "condensed" but it's also a district with three huge places to target, with Santa Clarita, the distant Palmdale, and parts of Granada Hills and its environs. just kind of glancing over the LA districts, the 25th might well be one of the largest square footage districts in LA
  9. lokisnow

    And now Barnes & Noble faces the Headman's axe

    millenials don't have any money, the retail pocalypse is probably mostly gen x and baby boomers being more and more too lazy to physically go to a store any store
  10. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    @SpaceForce Tywin et al. some info on Katie Hill's district, are these good numbers? they're completely out of yard signs, they had 500 volunteers knocking on doors last weekend and knocked on 17,000 doors. I've been extremely impressed by her organization, we've been contacted about every two weeks for the last two months either by phone or at the door. (and also about two total contacts by Christy Smith's campaign who I hope wins the state assembly seat for the same).
  11. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    Ah that political correctness study. A term everyone hates. i first remembering hearing the term political correctness in the early 90s in regards to a “Ching Chong Chang” Asian language “impression” that was meant to be funny and someone yelled “that’s not politically correct !” Also meant to be funny and I remember being offended because how dare some people not see how hilarious “Ching Chong Chang” fake language was, a joking behavior I loved! Gradually, I came to realize how rude this was and later how offensive it was. And sense that was kind of my first experience of it “hey I was wrong” I’ve always sort of viewed political correct behavior as simply “being polite and considerate” which is apparently just a really awful form of oppression, curse that politeness it is so oppressive, curse that consideration it is so oppressive.
  12. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    no democrat will do such a thing, instead they will whinge about how unfair it is after the fact. if voted into power after the cuts they will do nothing to restore SS or MC.
  13. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    The actual votes are just numbers on spreadsheets. Easy to invent votes easy to delete votes. easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  14. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    in the extremely unlikely event democrats are allowed to have election results wherein they win a house majority (we all know the election results will be altered just enough to ensure republicans stay in control) Adam Schiff will successfully thread the needle and be the consensus speaker. I don't think Pelosi has the support.
  15. lokisnow

    U.S. Politics: For Whom the Bell Polls

    Pfft it’s only delusion to believe they’re moving in opposite directions, Democrats used Kavanaugh to increase republican voter engagement and awareness by fifty percent, particularly in regards to the value of the senate. democrats will be slaughtered at all levels state local and federal in the upcoming election. Good job democrats. They do love to lose because they hate to win. if Perez and the national party believed in winning elections they’d be untouchable but their baseline is pat oneself on the back and buy more ineffective tv ads and declare mission accomplished.
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