Mar√° Rose Williams wrote: The parents of two students who killed themselves at a Truman State University fraternity house are suing the school, the fraternity and a frat brother they accuse of encouraging those deaths and three others.
The wrongful death lawsuit says the frat brother gave his friends ‚Äúadvice on how to commit suicide.‚ÄĚ...
--"5 deaths in a year. Suit says Missouri student gave ‚Äėadvice on how to commit suicide‚Äô "
https://tinyurl.com/yy4d82bz (George P. Bush denounces 'white terrorism' after El Paso shooting) from which,
John Bowden wrote: .... Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), said Saturday evening that "white terrorism" was a "real and present threat that we must all denounce and defeat."
"I believe fighting terrorism remains a national priority," Bush said. "And that should include standing firm against white terrorism."
"There have now been multiple attacks from self-declared white terrorists here in the US in the past several months," he added. "This is a real and present threat that we must all denounce and defeat."...
The El Paso shooter is a declared white racist. I don't know if the white guy who did the Dayton shooting put out any manifesto or not.
ABC.net.au wrote: At least nine people have been killed and at least 16 are injured after a shooting in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday morning (local time), US police have said.... Key points:
‚ÄĘ The shooting reportedly took place in Ohio's Oregon District, an area renowned for its bars, restaurants and theatres ‚ÄĘ The shooting is the 22nd mass killing in the US this year, and came hours after a shooting in El Paso, Texas ‚ÄĘ The FBI was assisting officials with the investigation....
--"Ohio shooting leaves nine dead and 16 injured, as well as suspected gunman"
Apparently, the shooter in Ohio at least got his just reward ‚Ěó
Richard Fry and Rakesh Kochhar wrote: About half of American adults lived in middle-income households in 2016, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. In percentage terms, 52% of adults lived in middle-income households, 29% in lower-income households and 19% in upper-income households....
--"Are you in the American middle class? Find out with our income calculator"
Yes, Scott, I'm not a subscriber to the wsj. Play I finally figured that out so that's probably why I can't get into it. This article there is no pay wall
Pew Research had an interesting article on this topic
Drew Desilver wrote: Sluggish and uneven wage growth has been cited as a key factor behind widening income inequality in the United States.... ....Other factors that have been suggested include the continuing decline of labor unions; lagging educational attainment relative to other countries; noncompete clauses and other restrictions on job-switching; a large pool of potential workers who are outside the formally defined labor force, neither employed nor seeking work; and broad employment declines in manufacturing and production sectors and a consequent shift toward job growth in low-wage industries....
excerpts from and not in the order given, "For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades"
Go read the whole article it's interesting and isn't that longūüĎć
David Brooks seems to know whom we have for leadership, WFP‚Ěó
David Brooks wrote: .... ....That's what this election is about. This election is about Donald Trump and what kind of country we're going to be, what the values of our country are going to be, what the atmosphere is in which we're going to raise our kids.
And Trump is a culture revolutionary. He's not a policy revolutionary. And he will make this election about him every day and day with his tweets and whatever.
And he has a values campaign. And he says he wants a certain sort of masculinity, a certain sort of country. And, to me, it's up to ‚ÄĒ you can't beat a values revolution with a policy proposal.
And so they need to talk about values, and they need to tie it to policies, but say, I'm for kindness, I'm for diversity, I'm for honesty.
And the only person who seems to get that is Marianne Williamson, and because she's not just trying to run a purely economic campaign. She at least gets it. She's got wackadoodle ideas on other things, but I think what she says about that and what she says in the debates was exactly right....
excerpt from, "Shields and Brooks on Trump and race, Democrats‚Äô 2020 values"
ABC news radio online wrote: .... Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus who told ABC News in May he was one of the "most reluctant" Democrats to consider impeachment, said in a statement this week that "there is obviously enough smoke to investigate the potential fire of corruption."...
--"Half of House Democrats back launching impeachment proceedings"
Just about half the country also wants to see Mr. Trump face impeachment proceedings, but many including Nancy Pelosi would like to see a much larger percentage than that before they really go after Trump.
George Will as always interesting, had some comments on big spenders
George Will wrote: .... The "party of science," as Democrats advertise themselves, is not the party of arithmetic. Many Democrats, however, think budgetary arithmetic has been rendered irrelevant by "modern monetary theory," which says:
A government that controls its money supply need never run short of it, and spending can substantially surpass government revenues as long as interest rates remain low. So, government, especially if it can strongly influence interest rates, is largely liberated from the essence of the human condition: scarcity. Hence everything is affordable.
Republicans ridicule this while practicing it. The recent bipartisan budget deal increases spending $320 billion over two years, which USA Today notes is, on an annualized basis, much bigger than Barack Obama's 10-year stimulus package of about $800 billion....
--"Are some of these Dem candidates trying to lose?"
https://tinyurl.com/y8s6hs2z (Who‚Äôs Afraid of a White Minority?) -- "The battle over how to project the future population of the United States has profound political implications."
What happens in 200 years it's of not too much importance, I would think that Christ would return long before then
Got Questions wrote: .... There is much for which the Amish are to be commended. The powerful example of unconditional forgiveness the Amish showed after the 2006 Amish school shooting was a demonstration of the love and grace of God. The Amish are kind, respectful, hard-working, and God-loving people. At the same time, the legalism and works-based faith that is evident in some Amish communities is not to be followed.
Robert Reich wrote: I keep hearing that the Democratic party has moved ‚Äúleft‚ÄĚ and that some Democratic candidates may be ‚Äútoo far left‚ÄĚ.
But in this era of unprecedented concentration of wealth and political power at the top, I can‚Äôt help wondering what it means to be ‚Äúleft‚ÄĚ.
A half-century ago, when America had a large and growing middle class, those on the ‚Äúleft‚ÄĚ sought stronger social safety nets and more public investment in schools, roads and research. Those on the ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ sought greater reliance on the free market.
But as wealth and power have concentrated at the top, everyone else ‚Äď whether on the old right or the old left ‚Äď has become disempowered and less secure.
Safety nets have unraveled, public investments have waned and the free market has been taken over by crony capitalism and corporate welfare cheats. Washington and state capitals are overwhelmed by money coming from the super-rich, Wall Street and big corporations.
So why do we continue to hear and use the same old ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúleft‚ÄĚ labels?...
--"America‚Äôs Real Divide Isn‚Äôt Left vs. Right. It‚Äôs Democracy vs. Oligarchy."
Ryan Teague Beckwith wrote: .... Even some of the generic Democratic plans have trillion-dollar price tags. The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, has proposals for expanding Medicare and improving infrastructure that cost at least $1 trillion.
(Note that these plans count spending over as much as a 10-year period.)... .... ‚ÄúAmbitious plans are going to have ambitious price tags,‚ÄĚ said Mark Schmitt, director of the political reform program at the New America Foundation. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôre going to get bashed exactly the same no matter what. If you came up with a health care plan that cost a mere $50 billion, it would get beat up in exactly the same way, so you might as well get it out there now.‚ÄĚ...
excerpt from, "Democrats Are No Longer Afraid of a Trillion-Dollar Price Tag. Here's Why"
A trillion here and a trillion there soon adds up to big money
This story is from a right-wing source, https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-resurgent/
Eric Erickson wrote: .... A lot of people not named Trump are going to get amazingly rich off the President and other candidates through this platform.I suspect this is going to be the financial equivalent of Romney's Project ORCA where Election Day comes and the consultants are swimming Scrooge McDuck style through their swimming pools of cash while the NRCC, NRSC, and over 500 candidates are wondering what happened to all the money and donors as everything around them crashes.....
--"Republicans and Reporters Should Treat WinRed With Caution"‚ĚóūüĎé
ABC News Radio Online wrote: .... When it comes to problems in the city, local officials point to landlords, including Trump‚Äôs son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose family real estate firm owns apartments and townhomes in Baltimore. In 2017, the county reported some 200 code violations in apartments owned by the Kushner family in one year alone....
excerpt from, "Ben Carson injects himself into Trump's feud with Dems with Baltimore press conference"