Category Archives: 99%

The evil right wants to put us disabled people to work. In Sam Kinison’s voice, hear this: “We are too disabled to work at a job someone else would pay us to do.”

Yes, some of us may not be actually disabled. Maybe about 10% of every human group will have cheaters and sneaks. Ok. But still, that leaves 90% of the 10% of us disabled people who must have help to survive. … Continue reading

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Ed Roberts, first severely disabled student admitted to UC Berkeley

This is the time of the year to celebrate Ed Roberts’s birthday. Ed was admitted to UC Berkeley after one of the faculty members said, “We tried cripples before and it didn’t work.” Schoolwork wasn’t a struggle, but keeping up … Continue reading

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California 2016 Election Proposition Analysis

Just a note before we begin this review. Governments have to fund projects with bonds. Why? 1) Because private investors are not going to want to tie up their money in resources that have no direct measurable value to them. … Continue reading

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Why are we heading back into global war? We can’t afford it. People are sick of it.

by Olivia LaRosa Submitted to The New York Times, from San Francisco Pending Approval, September 12, 2016 Nearing the end of my life, I find myself appalled that someone like Donald Trump has a 50/50 chance of being the President … Continue reading

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People’s History of Stock Market Crashes: Timeline of Economically Significant Events

A People’s History of Stock Market Crashes 1946-2016: The View from Below Appendix A 1929-2016: 98 market interruptions due to negligence, misfeasance, malfeasance, malingering, fraud, theft, tax evasion, and other such avoidable tragedies. But as anyone can see, the rich … Continue reading

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Interesting day on the net

Paul Krugman, Bernie Sanders, and the Experts I have tremendous respect for Paul Krugman. I also consider him a friend. For these reasons I am not eager to pick a fight with him, but there is something about his criticisms … Continue reading

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Four reasons to go for the Financial Transaction Tax, Bernie Sanders’ proposal to fund public colleges

by Deborah Lagutaris aka Olivia LaRosa, January 6, 2016 Deborah Lagutaris has a Law and Society BA from UC Santa Barbara with a minor in 20th century political history. She has a law degree from UC Hastings College of the … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders wins the Interwebs! Four reasons Bernie can become our President.

The New York Times frets that Hillary’s campaign suffers from “a lack of enthusiasm.” Well yeah, duh! People keep saying that Hillary is “the one,” yet the public keeps demonstrating how reluctant they are to support a chameleon candidate whose … Continue reading

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Bloviating Buchanan Rises Again: or is it could it be DANA CARVEY’S GRUMPY OLD MAN?

http://www.bradenton.com/2015/09/13/5987577_buchanan-talks-social-security.html?rh=1 Braden dodges questions then wonders why people don’t believe politicians. But Buchanan was more prepared to talk about the Iran deal and why he is opposed. Having taken a symbolic vote against the Iran deal on Friday, Buchanan explained … Continue reading

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