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NDPP

The Beltway Left is Normalizing Corruption and Corporatism

https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1334860509347123202

"In touting rather than opposing corporatist nominees, liberal groups are betraying their missions and their own members in order to suck up to a Biden administration - even as that apparent strategy has rarely ever worked in American history."

 

Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide of the Liberal Class

https://www.mintpressnews.com/chris-hedges-the-collective-suicide-of-the...

"...The only thing that mattered to liberals in the presidential race, once again, was removing a Republican, this time Donald Trump from office. This the liberals achieved. But their Faustian bargain in election after election has shredded their credibility...No one can, or should, take liberals seriously. They stand for nothing. They fight for nothing. The cost is too onerous. And so, the liberals do what they always do, chatter endlessly about political and moral positions they refuse to make any sacrifices to achieve.

Liberals who express dismay, or more bizarrely a fevered hope about the corporatists and imperialists selected to fill the positions in the Biden administration are the court jesters of our political burlesque. They long ago sold their soul and abandoned their most basic principles to line up behind a bankrupt Democratic Party. They chant, with every election cycle, the mantra of the least worst and sit placidly on the sidelines as a Bill Clinton or a Barack Obama and the Democratic Party leadership betray every issue they claim to support..."

NDPP

Hunter Biden Tax Probe Examining Chinese Business Dealings

https://twitter.com/i/events/1336789744903065602

"The Justice Department's investigation scrutinizing Hunter Biden's taxes have been examining some of his Chinese business dealings, among other financial transactions, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In a statement released by the president-elect's transition office, Hunter Biden said he learned about the investigation on Thursday, but he did not disclose specifics about what was being scrutinized..."

NDPP

Who the #Resistance Was Actually #Resisting these last Four Years

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/who-the-resistance-was-actually-...

"NPR has reported that the next US director of agriculture will be a man named Tom Vilesack, whose corporate cronyism the last time he occupied the same position earned him the nickname (I shit you not) 'Mr Monsanto'. Which is just too perfect for words, really..."

Biden's inadvertent self-parody of a cabinet is already shaping up to be as chock full of corporate swamp monsters as Trump's notoriously corrupt administration, with positions being given to the very last people any ordinary human being with any common sense would want. President Biden is going to be just as much of a corrupt warmongering oligarch crony as his predecessors, and at least as destructive.

Which makes one wonder, what exactly was the point of the #Resistance and what has it been #Resisting all these years? The #Resistance was not created to resist the powers, it was created to resist you...The #Resistance spun itself as a revolutionary movement against the insidious forces of darkness threatening the United States of America. What it delivered was support for Trump's world-threatening cold war escalation against Russia, the mass delusion that America's problems can be fought from within the establishment, progressives impotently chasing their tails for 4 years, and a presidency that is going to be just as much of a murderous oligarchic rim job as was delivered by Trump.

The engineers of the 'Resistance' did not want to eliminate Trump's depravity, they just wanted to be the ones driving it. And now they are. If you fell into this nonense in any way over the last 4 years, this is your reward..."

NDPP

Greenwald: The Hunter Biden Criminal Probe Bolsters a Chinese Scholar's Claim about Beijing's Influence with the Biden Administration (and vid)

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-hunter-biden-criminal-probe-bolsters

"..The just revealed federal criminal investigation in Delaware is focused on exactly the questions which corporate media outlets refused to examine for fear that doing so would help Trump: namely whether Hunter Biden engaged in illicit behavior in China and what impact that might have on his father's presidency.

The allegations at the heart of this investigation compel an examination of a fascinating and at times disturbing speech at a major financial event held last week in Shanghai. In that speech, a Chinese scholar of political science and international finance, Di Donghseng, insisted that Beijing will have more influence in Washington under a Biden administration than it did with the Trump administration.

The reason, Di said, is that China's ability to get its way in Washington has long depended upon its numerous Wall Street allies. But those allies, he said, had difficulty controlling Trump, but will exert virtually unfettered power over Biden...."

Perhaps one of the few good things we may hope for from the Biden administration is a lessening of tensions, indeed war preparations, against China. This is good for Canada since the trashing of our own China relations with our second largest trading partner, at US instigation, has been a dangerous and costly exercise. As have been the dirty tricks performed by a submissive Trudeau regime in response to demands from Trump's Washington. Let us then wish for a speedy normalization. Our economy badly needs it and  the two Michaels need to return home as much as Meng Wanzhou does.

There is every reason for hope. One of those 'Wall Street allies' and an advisor to Biden, Lawrence Summers, also attended the Shanghai meeting Greenwald refers to above. Summers is pro-China, and is  well thought of by Justin Trudeau and deputy minister Freeland, who has called him her 'guru.'  The reality like it or not, is that America's time in the sun of hegemon history is fading fast. China's is just beginning.

josh

Must have been a tough decision for you.  But I guess you went with "demonization of China."

NDPP

Biden's Young Hawk: The Case Against Jake Sullivan

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/12/07/bidens-young-hawk-the-case-against...

"Jake Sullivan is my dark horse candidate for the new administration's hyper-hawk. Frankly, given his record, he's  more like a sure thing. Come January, the 43-year old Sullivan will become the youngest national security adviser in almost 60 years. It's clear to me Jake is 360-degrees worth of worrisome...."

 

Biden Names Two Obama White House Veterans to New Roles

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/10/us/politics/susan-rice-denis-mcdonoug...

"Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, will lead the Domestic Policy Council, Denis McDonough, Mr Obama's chief of staff, was nominated secretary of veterans affairs..."

 

Susan Rice, isn't very nice.

NDPP

WaPo: Biden Must Call Out Putin's Secret War Against the United States, the Editorial Board Writes

https://twitter.com/AlanRMacLeod/status/1337183525448118272

"This is genuinely the most deranged, warmongering nonsense I've seen from the Washington Post in days."

And  might be found posted by some 'progressive' Babblers any day of the week. But no 'right wing' sources allowed.

NDPP

Goldman Sachs Vets Quietly Added to Biden Transition

https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/1338646441665892352

"It would have been downright rude if only Google and Facebook quietly got their insiders on the Biden landing teams..."

 

Biden Weighs Former UN Ambassador Sam Power to lead USAID

https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1338292536121712641

"As head of USAID, Samantha Power would be in the unique position of responding to humanitarian crises she helped create. See especially Yemen and Libya."

ps what a perfect 'war criminals in the dock' pic

NDPP

Time to call in a special counsel on Hunter and Joe Biden

https://nypost.com/2020/12/12/time-to-call-in-a-special-counsel-on-hunte...

"...The New York Times knew before the election that Joe Biden was 'the big guy' in line for a secret 10 percent stake in a deal with a Chinese energy conglomerate, but the paper withheld information from readers. Yet now that Hunter Biden admits he's under a criminal tax probe, the Gray Lady begins to stir...The real question is what did the Times know and when did it know it? And why did it keep it silent before Election Day?

To this day, neither Hunter nor Joe Biden has disputed any of the emails, messages and lurid pictures found on the device. The only way to protect the probe into the Biden family money-grubbing is through the appointment of a special counsel. The need for protection was the logic behind the Mueller appointment, and it applies now in spades. The special counsel provision is used when there are conflicts of interest among investigators and prosecutors. This case fits the description in every possible way. The political implications for America's national security are enormous...

In the intelligence trade it's termed 'elite capture'. What is the extent and implications of Biden financial entanglements with China? Based on the laptop from hell, which DOJ had for over a year, Trump had good reason to question the Ukrainian PM about corruption involving Biden. Does America really want to risk inaugurating a   possibly compromised 'Manchurian candidate' as POTUS without investigating further?

josh

Can't appoint a special counsel to investigate a private citizen.  If Hunter is a tax cheat, he'll be charged and/or fined.  Don't recall the Murdoch Post calling for one regarding Trump's corrupt children.  But there well could be New York indictments waiting for the Trump Crime Family once the big crook leaves office.

NDPP

The implications are somewhat more serious than just Hunter as a 'tax cheat'. Just to refresh our memory, though in possession of the 'laptop from hell' for over  a year, the link below was the original characterization by the Intel chiefs. In other words, they  lied. Just as they knowingly did with their Russiagate subversion. Naturally theirs was also the official line from  various msm ventriloquist dogs here and elsewhere.

US Intel veterans lied about 'Russian plot' - and the media bought it hook, line and sinker

https://nypost.com/2020/12/14/us-intel-veterans-lied-about-russian-plot-...

"Five former directors or acting directors of the CIA signed a letter asserting that the lap top, first reported by this newspaper in the weeks before the election, 'has all the hallmarks of a Russian information operation.' More than 50 former senior intel officials, including former Director of National Intelligence: James Clapper, signed the letter, which was used by the Biden campaign and the media to discredit [and suppress!] the damning emails about Hunter Biden's business dealings..."

 

Kunstler: Offstage Voices

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/offstage-noises/

"Well, plenty of evidence has already been made public that Joe Biden is a bought-and-paid-for asset of China - for example, a 2017, $5 million unsecured, interest-free forgiveable loan from China's intel-service managed CEFC energy company advanced to Hunter Biden's Hudson West III front company, and emails showing how the split worked between Biden family members and a few outside parties. Perhaps...Joe Biden is a security threat to the United States of America and as such disqualified from holding high office. That would kind of throw a monkey-wrench into America's election proceedings don'tcha think...?"

Hunter Biden Audio on Chinese Spies and Joe

https://rumble.com/vautmt-exc-hunter-biden-audio-on-chinese-spies-and-jo...

ps congrats to China on the succesful 'elite capture' of a powerful but fatally corrupt American politician. Unfortunately, as president he will now have to demonstrate he isn't by increasing the dangerous US anti-China offensive even more.

josh

The Murdoch Post again?  LOL. Or is it the Trump Post?  Hard to tell.  Not that there's much difference.  Not a scintilla of evidence of any impropriety on Joe's part.  But you can tune in to Rudy Giuliani, who's likewise obsessed with smearing Joe Biden.

https://wabcradio.com/podcast/rudy-giuliani/

 

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

As far as the "Hunter Biden laptop" is concerned, I posted about the utterly ludicrous claimed provenance at the time. But where ever it came from, let's assume it is genuine, and the DoJ has had it or a copy for over a year, with an ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden for various crimes. If it contained a "smoking gun" or anything even close to that, do you not think AG Barr would have been delighted to issue indictments based on this evidence? Do you think he is too ethical to do that? Do you live on this planet?

Mobo2000

On the AG Barr is ethical front, I would not take his refusal to reveal the existance of the investigation pre-election as evidence of no evidence.   Apparently his refusal to do that, and his statements to the press about no evidence of electoral fraud are what prompted Trump to "resign" him.   Here's a bit on the Hill discussing Barr's ideological bent - they argue he is ideologically committed to a strong executive branch, and on that basis went along with Trump's "norms-breaking" behaviour.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQRIm8HUALc

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

That is a good point about Barr. While I (a long ago lawyer) consider him extremely unethical for his actions both times he was AG, his "unitary executive" ideology does account for a lot of it. It is also the case that in the months preceding the election, Trump repeatedly demanded publicly that Biden, Hillary and Obama be charged with crimes and arrested, but Barr took no action. So there are some limits to what he was willing to do for Trump. His involvement in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn cases was clearly unethical from my point of view, but I guess he could rationalize it using his belief in the absolute power of the president.

Regarding the Hunter Biden issue, his claimed reason for not going public about it before the election is a DoJ internal guideline (which was breached by James Comey in October, 2016). I cannot see why a direct order from the omnipotent presidency would not overrule a mere departmental practice, so I still suspect that whatever grungy stuff is on the laptop, none of it is obviously criminal.

cco

NDPP wrote:

Kunstler: Offstage Voices

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/offstage-noises/

"Well, plenty of evidence has already been made public that Joe Biden is a bought-and-paid-for asset of China - for example, a 2017, $5 million unsecured, interest-free forgiveable loan from China's intel-service managed CEFC energy company advanced to Hunter Biden's Hudson West III front company, and emails showing how the split worked between Biden family members and a few outside parties. Perhaps...Joe Biden is a security threat to the United States of America and as such disqualified from holding high office. That would kind of throw a monkey-wrench into America's election proceedings don'tcha think...?"

Hunter Biden Audio on Chinese Spies and Joe

https://rumble.com/vautmt-exc-hunter-biden-audio-on-chinese-spies-and-jo...

ps congrats to China on the succesful 'elite capture' of a powerful but fatally corrupt American politician. Unfortunately, as president he will now have to demonstrate he isn't by increasing the dangerous US anti-China offensive even more.

Wait, is it good or bad that China's supposedly captured Biden? I forget whether we're supposed to push back against demonizing them or, apparently, ramp up the demonization to oppose someone who's so captured by them that he'll have to demonize them so he can lie about not being captured by them. (Has this ever described the behaviour of any US president who was supposedly captured by a foreign power?) China really must be playing 3D chess.

NDPP

 Barr's silent complicity with the FBI/CIA and his lack of action on the laptop from hell for over  a year may have something to do with alternative loyalties to higher powers than the outlier Trump not to mention those wise words of Chuck Schumer some time back on the US Intelligence Agencies having 'six ways from Sunday to get back at you.'  Although officially neither Trump nor Barr have publically expressed anything but mutual amity at this parting, others in the Trump circle and base obviously feel differently.* As for Barr, I suspect the open door is a welcome opportunity to leave what is clearly a gathering shit-storm finale.

*'You are a failure, a coward and good riddance!' (and vid)

https://twitter.com/newsmax/status/1338672628039479296

Sebastian Gorka says 'good riddance' to Attorney General Bill Barr.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Who is Sebastian Gorka?

edited to add: R.I.P. Michael Brooks, a brilliant, funny socialist who died way too young.

NDPP

'President-elect Joe Biden is considering Diana Taylor for a role in his administration. She's a New York finance executive with deep ties to Wall Street.'

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1339305081213218817

"She'll be right at home in this administration. Go nap, everyone. The adults are back in charge. They have your best interests at heart."

NDPP

Hunter Biden in 2017 sent 'best wishes' from 'entire Biden family' to China firm chairman, requested $10 million wire

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-letter-chinese-cefc-chairm...

"2017 letter asked chairman to 'properly fund and operate' Biden joint venture iwth Chinese energy company..."

 

Instagram is using false 'fact-checking' to protect Joe Biden's crime record from criticisms

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/instagram-is-using-false-fact-checking

While debate over the damage done by Biden''s crime bill has long raged in Democratic Party politics and the criminal justice reform movement, it is now barred from being aired on the Facebook-owned social media giant Instagram, or at least is formally denounced as disinformation.

With Joe Biden about to enter the White House - one that will exercise significant influence in determining Silicon Valley's interests will be filled with tech executives, and was made possible in large part by Silicon Valley's largesse poured into the Biden/Harris campaign - Instagram has arrogated unto itself the power to declare these well-established criticisms of Biden and his crime bill to be 'False' and having 'no basis in fact.'..."

For services rendered Big Tech has Joe's back.

 

melovesproles

The poison found in everyone, even unborn babies – and who is responsible for it

Those who have learned about this other, still obscure health threat (the poisoning, not the virus) and who comprehend the urgency, all ask me the same question: how is it that almost all of us have this poison in our blood, and it is still not a world-wide story – and how is it possible that the companies who did this are not being held responsible? This is a question I cannot answer.

Why is a nation and a world so outraged by lead in the water of Flint taking this one lying down? This is poisoning not only the drinking water in one American city, but countless cities all over the world – and the ground water, surface waters, soils, and vegetation. It’s a poison that can last forever in our environment and is now circulating in the blood of almost every human and living creature on the planet, for this generation and generations to come. Unless we act. Quickly, and decisively.

The answer to how this is possible can partially be answered in Biden's appointee, Michael McCabe. 

Biden EPA Transition Team Member Helped DuPont Dodge Responsibility for PFOA

When McCabe began overseeing the team of attorneys and high-level former EPA staffers, the agency had just initiated a “priority review” of PFOA, a perfluorinated chemical DuPont used since the 1950s to make its blockbuster nonstick coating, Teflon. At that point, the chemical had already been discovered in the drinking water of tens of thousands of people living near one of the company’s plants, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. DuPont already knew that PFOA accumulated in workers bodies and caused a wide range of health effects, including cancer, in lab animals. Over time, the chemical would be found to cause a long list of human health effects in addition to cancer.

If it deemed PFOA sufficiently toxic through the priority review, the EPA could go on to regulate it under several laws, including the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Clean Water Act. As DuPont knew, such a move could trigger hefty cleanup costs, and McCabe’s team made every effort to avoid that outcome.

This could have been much worse. Imagine if McCabe had been an appointee in a Trump administration. Then he wouldn't just have helped cover up and reduce liability for a Corporation responsible for poisoning the world, he also would have been a..fascist! The Liberal Resistance would have had to really spring into action.

NDPP

How can you tell the Dems are back..."

The Canadian Peace Movement's Plan for 'Constructive Engagement with Allies'...

https://www.ceasefire.ca/reflections-on-2020-and-a-look-ahead/

"...The presidency of Joe Biden offers an enormous opportunity for Canada to support a new American foreign policy based on military restraint and responsible statecraft. With your help we will do everthing in our power to ensure that Canada embraces it.

Onward!"

 'You are the masters and we'll shine your shoes.'

melovesproles

Biden's Scary Foreign Policy Picks: A Blast From War Crimes Past

At least they aren't 'fascist' War Criminals.. Good job Biden!

NDPP

Lindsey Graham Reacts to 'Damning' New Revelations in Hunter Biden Probe

https://youtu.be/DG0rHjhD5rU

'Let's get the company set up, tell H and family the high stakes and get Joe involved.' - Hunter's laptop

"Can you imagine if these were Trump emails about the Trump family trying to impress the Chinese to get a joint-venture with a Chinese energy company?  So the American media is pathetic when it comes to investigating allegations against Democrats. What did Joe Biden know and when did he know it?"

josh

Mr. Garten would not identify the bank in China where the account is held. Until last year, China’s biggest state-controlled bank rented three floors in Trump Tower, a lucrative lease that drew accusations of a conflict of interest for the president.

Many Chinese government approvals came after he became president. (The president’s daughter Ivanka Trump also won Chinese trademark approvals for her personal business after she joined the White House staff.)

As for the former vice president, his public financial disclosures, along with the income tax returns he voluntarily released, show no income or business dealings of his own in China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/us/trump-taxes-china.html

Silence from Little Lindsey.

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/ZyHTRutOy-Q

"Mayor Pete [Buttigieg] is Biden's unqualified Transportation Secretary Choice."

NDPP

Hunter Biden and China: A Timeline of his Business Ties to the Far East

https://t.co/1H1hr8uQDz?amp=1

"For at least seven years, many when his father was vice president, Hunter Biden pursued a lucrative deal to run an investment firm funded by millions and millions of dollars from a Chinese partnership. Joe Biden claims he never spoke with Hunter about his dealings and never profited from any group his family set up, but emails and text messages found on Hunter Biden's old laptop hard drive - first published by The Post - show 'the big guy' being referenced repeatedly. A federal investigation into Hunter is ongoing and Republicans vow to probe how Hunter profited off his father's name and what President-elect Biden knew about it?"

josh

It’s nearly impossible to chase down all the disinformation scattered across the globe. It’s spread by former Trump aidesforeign governments and a Falun Gong-backed media empiredetermined to take down the Chinese government. Steve Bannon partnered with the exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui to plant bogus stories of hidden business dealings by the Biden family in China,

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/opinion/fake-news-disinformation-immigrants.html

NDPP
kropotkin1951

josh wrote:

It’s nearly impossible to chase down all the disinformation scattered across the globe. It’s spread by former Trump aidesforeign governments and a Falun Gong-backed media empiredetermined to take down the Chinese government. Steve Bannon partnered with the exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui to plant bogus stories of hidden business dealings by the Biden family in China,

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/opinion/fake-news-disinformation-immigrants.html

Strange article. In Richmond BC the Conservatives win almost all the seats and the immigrant population is  over 60% of the population and primarily Chinese. In Burnaby, an NDP stronghold,the Chinese immigrants are mostly from either Taiwan or Mainland China and they do not share the same political culture as the Kong Kong ex-pats. About 51% of Burnaby's population are immigrants and the majority of those people are from various parts of China. These are my Canadian friends and neighbours and the idea that they vote as a block because of race or country of origin is just flat out wrong.

This article is a racist trope because it is based on the idea that you can make broad generalizations about all Asians in America and worse still that the elders are all easily led sheep.

melovesproles

Falun Gong-backed media empiredetermined to take down the Chinese government.

This part though is worth paying attention to. It's important to note that the Epoch Times is not just Falun Gong backed anymore and the role Hedge Fund money has played to greatly expand its reach.

The hedge fund man behind pro-Trump media’s new war on China

I used to mostly see the Epoch Times targeted at communities in Vancouver and Victoria but more recently I received it unsolicited in the mail in rural BC and almost every YouTube video I watched for a long time was interrupted by one of their ads. The constant anti-China poison they are spreading is definitely seeping into the conversations of more and more people I meet.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

There was a caravan of maybe 8 cars driving with signs on their roofs that said "Fight COVID - Fire the CCP (Chinese Communist Party)". It was unexpected and odd here in Winnipeg.

NDPP

"Congress just passed a bill to give the military $740 BILLION and justified it by invoking the fearmongering 'China Threat' propaganda. Meanwhile they're giving Americans $600. This is how imperialism harms not just global south people abroad but also the working class at home.

Imperialist fear-mongering as 'enemy' bogey men whether it is Russia, China, Iran, the DPRK etc is just a way to justify funding billions to the military and contractors like Raytheon AND to justify NOT funding social welfare programs like Medicare for all and COVID-19 relief."

https://twitter.com/qiaocollective/status/1341063174368362497

So don't be surprised if the anti-Russia/anti-China roadshow visits your town too. It's obviously the next big thing...Don't be surprised either, if Canada has a far bigger pro-war movement than it does an anti-war one. It seems to be the way 'progressives' roll now alas.

Canada has 'significant' concerns about China: Defence Minister

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-has-significant-concerns-about-ch...

"Defence Minister Harjit Saajan is taking aim at what he describes as China's unpredictability, refusal to play by the rules and expanding footprint around the world, saying they are among the 'significant' concerns Canada and its allies have with Beijing. The comments come amid growing alarm over China's increasingly assertive foreign policy, which has led Canadian military commanders and others to increasingly focus on what is being described as the next great power competition..."

Yellow peril, here we come.

kropotkin1951

melovesproles wrote:

Falun Gong-backed media empiredetermined to take down the Chinese government.

This part though is worth paying attention to. It's important to note that the Epoch Times is not just Falun Gong backed anymore and the role Hedge Fund money has played to greatly expand its reach.

This article is great at explaining that Falun Gong is a cult and Li is its god. The Chinese government and the Christian right seem to have developed the same understanding of this "religion." It is banned in China for being a dangerous cult. Like all good cults it has made its founder rich beyond imagination. I think a comparison to Scientology is not too far off in how it treats its practitioners as ATM's.

Mr. Li claims to know ‘the top secret of the universe’ and teaches his followers that the earth would have been destroyed, but he saved it. In Mr. Li’s worldview, mixed-race people are part of a plot, contrived by the evil ETs. Li Hongzhi stated ‘I can save all human beings to the bright world and I am Savior of the world standing higher than… Jesus Christ.’ Falun Gong is a religion of lies, a snare of the devil. It denies Jesus is the Son of God and Master and exchange Him for ‘master Li Hongzhi’! Jesus warned 2,000 years ago many false prophets will come and will deceive many (Matt. 24:11). The only true Savior is the Lord and God Jesus Christ – the Way, the Truth and the life – who came to save those who are lost.”

https://jesustruthdeliverance.com/2018/02/27/the-cult-of-falun-dafa-falu...

NDPP

Biden's Austerity Zealotry Cut the Stimulus Bill in Half

https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1341447751586889729

 NEW: "Buried in a NY Times report is news that Biden played a key role in undermining progressives and helping McConnell halve the stimulus bill - which is another sign that Biden's longtime austerity zealotry is alive and well. Don't say you weren't warned."

JKR

The Republicans were the ones who limited the stimulus bill. Unfortunately they have the votes to do so.
 

Biden is being blamed for what is happening under Trump's presidency?!?!?

NDPP

No, Joe, Don't Roll out the Red Carpet for Torture Enablers

https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/no-joe-dont-roll-out-the-red-carpet-f...

"...We are again reminded of the grim Bush legacy with President-elect Biden's nomination of Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence. Haines, who has an inside-the-beltway reputation for being nice and soft spoken, was a little too nice to CIA agents...That's why torture survivors and their advocates have just released a damning Open Letter urging Senators to vote NO on Haines when her nomination lands in their laps in mid January or February..."

 

John Kiriakou: The Dark Past of Biden's Nominee for National Intelligence Director

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/12/29/john-kiriakou-the-dark-past-of-bid...

"...Haines is exactly the kind of person who shouldn't be in a position of authority in intelligence. She is the kind of neoliberal intelligence apologist whom so many of us have opposed for so many years. Don't take my word for it, though. Look at her record..."

NDPP

Brother of Biden's top aide takes Amazon lobbying job, as president-elect packs government with tech industry players

https://on.rt.com/ay66

"Joe Biden has staffed his transition team with a host of former Silicon Valley players and now a brother of his top White House aide has landed a lobbying gig with Amazon. Jeff Richetti, the brother of Joe Biden's White House counsellor Steve Richetti, has landed a lobbying job with Amazon Web Services, CNBC reported on Saturday. According to the documents seen by the news outlet, Richetti registered as a lobbyist for the e-commerce giant's cloud services division on November 13, the same day TV networks called the election in Biden's favor..."

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/-2v8EUnC0uc

"Biden: Status Quo Protector - 'Nothing will fundamentally change."

NDPP

Gary Leupp: Trump's Big Lies and Biden's

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/12/25/trumps-big-lies-and-bidens/

"...And Biden is no better than Trump and in some ways much worse."

NDPP

Biden adviser Larry Summers...

Neoliberal Champion Larry Summers Opens Mouth, Inserts Both Feet

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/neoliberal-champion-larry-summers

"No other way to say it...Larry Summers is a piece of shit."

 

['Larry Summers is my guru.' - Chrystia Freeland]

NDPP

The Bobulinski Interview

https://youtu.be/w_DDGDU4apg

"Exclusive conversation with Hunter's ex-associate. Joe Biden had direct, personal involvement with his family's business dealings in China and likely other countries as well. The former VP has vehemently denied that. He is lying..."

NDPP

Senate Democrats Just Killed the Push Today for $2000 Checks

https://twitter.com/_nalexander/status/1344531237931782146

"A few Senators -- namely Sanders and Markey -- wanted to hold up the NDAA as leverage to push for a vote on $2000. Democratic leadership rejected this -- including VP elect Harris."

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Senate Democrats Just Killed the Push Today for $2000 Checks

Senate Republicans run the Senate as they are in the majority there.

NDPP, are you hoping the Democrats win both Georgia Senate seats on Tuesday?

I think it would be great if the Democrats win both Senate seats on Tuesday as otherwise the Republicans will still be in the majority, which would be terrible.

NDPP

Don't care JKR, both US duopoly parties are crooked and bad to the bone.

JKR

No difference between AOC and Ted Cruz?

melovesproles

It would be good if the Democrats win the Senate just so they are not able to use not having it as an excuse for their usual rightwing BS.

NDPP

Yes, there is that...

 

Useful Idiots: Stimulus Checks, Larry Summers*, plus Mark Crispin Miller on Academic Freedom

https://youtu.be/X-FDHTptx08

"Matt and Katie discuss the latest on the debate over Covid stimulus negotiations...Democrats/Republicans suck."

* "Larry Summers is my guru:" Chrystia Freeland

JKR

... and if the Democrats win they can no longer be blamed for what the Republicans do.

JKR

Pelosi announces creation of select committee on economic inequality; The Hill; 30 December 2020

Quote:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday announced the creation of a new select committee to study and recommend proposals to combat wealth inequality.

"As House Speaker, I am proud to announce the creation of the new, bipartisan Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, which will be an essential force in Congressional Democrats' action to combat the crisis of income and wealth disparity in America," Pelosi said in a statement.

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