Hillary Clinton, Get Lost

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Aren’t we tired of politicians lying to us for our votes and doing nothing for us once they are elected? Shouldn’t we have the right to demand for fairness and integrity from our politicians…and receive it?

If your response to the latter was anything shy of, “your damn right!” then you must be fine with it being business-as-usual for Hillary Clinton and her comrades at the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Before I continue any further, it’s necessary to point out that my frame of reference is geared towards those who supported Bernie Sanders but were on the fence with Hillary Clinton.

Thus, If you had reservations about Hillary Clinton and sensed that she was corrupt but yet wasn’t sure if your suspicions were sufficient enough to not support her….every information from this point on will be very useful to you.

According to Guccifer 2.0; a hacktivist who leaked important campaign information from the DNC servers, there was a consolidated effort since May 2015 to make Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nominee.

For example, the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whom was also Hillary Clinton’s co-campaign chair in 2008, “schduled just six sanctioned debates at odd times when viewership would be predictably low, and after crucial deadlines to change one’s voter registration in states like New York, and then threatened to ban candidates from those if they participated in unsanctioned ones.” according to Paste Magazine.

Then, and according to Paste Magzine, there was the time when “Debbie Wasserman Schultz barred the Sanders campaign’s access to the Democratic party’s voter files over the actions of one of his staffers.” And the sanctions were not lifted until Bernie and his campaign filed a lawsuit against the DNC.

Those revelations were from the hacktivist alone, but what about the more obvious ones—that crystallized Hillary as being inauthentic and a gluttonous for dirty money?

Ones such as, the over 2 million ballots that had not been counted for during the California Primaries. And then there was Lee Fang, journalist for Intercept, who twitted that the DNC was funneling money into pro-Clinton super PACs. Or, how could we forget how unusual it was, why, and even before any single person had casted their votes, 400 superdelegates pledged their support to Hillary Clinton?

If these things don’t scream political favoritism and economic royalism, then I don’t know what does. Moreover, that is why Hillary Clinton, the entire DNC establishment and her desperate strategies that lead her to become the Democratic presidential nominee demands our continuous scrutiny and devalorization.

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When Robots Take Over

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Yesterday, voters in Switzerland rejected the proposal for a Basic Income for all. But if more of our jobs are being done by autonomous robots, these says, meanwhile the disappearance of job security—influenced by the rise of the Temp Economy—is coming at us fast, wouldn’t it be worthwhile to consider a basic income to replace that?

Final results from Sunday’s referendum showed that nearly 77% opposed the plan, with only 23% backing it.

Despite the vote, many analysts believed that Switzerland could have afforded the basic income, primarily because welfare benefits would have been abolished.

The proposal would have given every adult 2,500 Swiss francs every month. Supporters of the proposal said that they were aware of the changing work climate, now having to compete with autonomous robots, and that the latter proposal would have enabled them to survive, not only now, but also in the future.

Opponents of the proposal, like, Luzi Stamn, a member of parliament for the right-wing Swiss people’s party, said, “theoretically, if Switzerland were an island, the answer is yes. But with open borders, it’s a total impossibility, especially for Switzerland, with a high living standard,” he then added,”If you would offer every individual a Swiss amount of money, you would have billions of people who would try to move into Switzerland.”

Nevertheless, the struggle for a basic income for all is not yet over. Finland and the Dutch city of Utrecht are still on the list; they are considering a trail to give basic income to low-income groups and everyone else.

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Who says Blue Lives don’t Matter?

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It is grossly insulting when in the midst of police killings of lesser-affluent populations, to, instead of apologizing or punishing the perpetrators, furnish legislation that further derails the discourse on how to actually stop police brutality.

The Louisiana legislator is considering passing a bill, HB 953, also known as the Blue Lives Matter Bill, that would expand the state’s current hate crimes statute to include killing police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.

In the first place, it is natural to speculate that the targetted demographics; poor whites, African Americans, immigrants, and Hispanics, might be considering retaliation as a deterrent to future discriminations. As an illustration, if someone is constantly bullying you and forcing you into a corner, who would blame you if you all the sudden got the courage to strike back? Heck, that’s almost all parents encouragements to their children that are being picked on.

With this in mind, and to prevent bloodshed, wouldn’t it be more imaginative to then formulate legislation that would go as far as to protect, or, in this case, to make it a hate crime to further antagonize the lesser-affluent populations?

Lance Harris—who introduced the bill in April—thinks it should be the other way around. “If you’re going to have an extensive hate crime statute,” he says, “then we need to protect those that are out there protecting us on a daily basis. There is a concerted effort in some areas to terrorize and attack police and I think this will go forward and stop that.”

If you’re the Lance Harris of the world, it’s safe to say that you’ve missed the point. Consider this, according to a new study cited by rapper David Banner, “being a police officer is not even in the top five, or, ten of the world’s most dangerous jobs.” You are more likely to die while roofing than being a police officer. “Being a cop is number 15,” Banner continued. “Cops don’t really die from hand-to-hand combat they die more from car accidents.”

If this is true, then why are the people on the hill rushing to produce legislation(s) that’s going to make it a hate crime to defend yourself against police discrimination? Secondly, amending a bill whose original intention was to protect people’s “immutable characteristics,” such as, their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or, ethnicity, to then include their professions, would make it extremely difficult to protect “against identity-based crimes,” according to Allison Padilla-Goodman, regional director for the Anti-Defamation League

In any event, once this bill is passed it will certainly change the dynamics between police officers and the lesser-affluent populations. Also, and to put it differently, it will essentially give the school-yard bully a licence to further terrorize you. I imagine every parent—now will be scrambling to deject their children from self-defense classes.

In closing, I don’t want you to walk away from this thinking that I hate police officers—because I don’t. I just can’t stand it when the people who we presume to be intelligent in our society, completely misses the point. People like the former police Lt. Randy Sutton, who said, “[It’s] important because symbolically it advises that there is a value to the lives of police officers. When you give value, it acts as a deterrent in one sense, but it also is a tool to add extra punishment for the assaults and the crimes against them,”

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Sources: Colorlines, Huffington Post