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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Zephyrus, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. CiG

    CiG Meat Pie or Die

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    Cuba already trades with other countries, including those that have advanced weapons programs. The point of BLM's "end the embargo" message was intended specifically to provide Cuba with medical supplies (which weren't technically included in the embargo, hence why it was a bit of a misfire).

    Long story short, I think it's unfair to accuse BLM of being unconscientious when it comes to the sale of arms to Cuba by U.S. companies, when arms are only one aspect of the embargo. If arms deals were to resume between the U.S. and Cuba, then I think it would be more prudent to argue that the U.S. companies engaging in those deals are the more responsible actors.
     
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    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Yeah, I'm inclined to agree that homeownership puts people on a counterproductive side of issues like infrastructure projects and helping the homeless. I don't know what would realistically "fix" that though, other than house prices continuing to grow insanely high like they are today, thus limiting the percentage of homeowners in the population.

    From my limited knowledge it seems likely that houses will continue to be increasingly unaffordable in the US due to (1) political obstructions to new residential zoning permits, and (2) homebuilders unwilling to take the financial risk of large development projects after what happened in 2008. Maybe pushing more people toward renting is better for society as a whole, idk.
     
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    This feels to me like an even-handed and perceptive conversation, for those interested in the CRT controversy in the U.S. and how to talk about race (I don't usually post vids, but this drew me in and I enjoyed it):

     
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    might throw it on to see what all the fuss is about lol
     
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    But only if we win the fight for 15 and get 15 an hour as a NATIONAL min wage

    But then after that
    The individual cities would have to build apt specifically made for min wage workers
    The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth have fucked up shit going in our city halls where all of the people in the future renting with no new houses being built would result in expensive-as-shit condos with all the min wage workers being homeless
     
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    My buddy just shared this with me. :lol:
     
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    There's tons of building where it's encouraged. Renting is a necessary option but home ownership being discouraged is simply watercarrying for global Capital. So funny to watch
     
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    IDK about the rest of the United States but Dallas and Fort worth are unfixable
     
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    am i the only one that actually thinks this blackface sketch she did is actually pretty funny??
     
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    It's funny as fuck.
     
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