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  1. Mike
    Mike July 13, 2018 1:31 pm

    “People of color”….Why not complete the phrase – “People of color other than white”…Last time I looked, ‘white’ is a color. And white people are not ‘white’….

    TSA – Qualified immunity? Yeah riiiiiiight…

  2. Claire
    Claire July 13, 2018 2:21 pm

    “Last time I looked, ‘white’ is a color.”

    None of us is actually white, anyhow. Pinkish-brown seems more like it. If one wanted to get offended, one might even argue that being called “white” is some unfair stereotype that makes us sound like we’re all corpses or so boring there’s nothing colorful about us.

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X July 13, 2018 2:51 pm

    If someone wanted to end this republic there is nothing IMHO someone could better invent than our current student loan system and when you think about it many of those who are benefiting from this system the most are the very one’s who are our country’s biggest critics and might just like that end.

  4. Iwoots
    Iwoots July 13, 2018 8:25 pm

    Re: Paypal. I have to wonder if she died; and he ran up the charges on the account figuring that they couldn’t collect, and now is going for the public support option of grieving little guy vs. big impersonal corporation.

    Or as the comments in the article assert, the wording is required by law.

  5. Len Savage
    Len Savage July 14, 2018 5:22 am

    “In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners were not “investigative or law enforcement officers,” and were therefore shielded from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).”

    Not that I would try it….BUT: If they are now cited by federal courts as NOT being “investigative or law enforcement officers” I guess we are not compelled to follow any order coming from their lips or have any worries of breaking their fingers when they touch us…(just like any other creeps who try that kind of thing).

    I mean how can I assault an officer if they are NOT an officer????

    As we all know one would be gang tackled, tasered, or shoot by these NOT law enforcement officers if one every attempted to stop any touching by TSA….(They are not called Touch Some A** for nothing).

    I do suspect this court case to be cited when it does happen though…..

  6. Claire
    Claire July 14, 2018 6:54 am

    lwoots — No, it was a weird and heartless error on PayPal’s part. The husband didn’t run up the charges; he properly notified PayPal of his wife’s death (whether he hoped to get out of paying her debts by doing so, no idea). PayPal has since apologized and canceled the debt.

  7. Iwoots
    Iwoots July 14, 2018 7:29 pm

    Ah, thank you for the followup.

  8. fred
    fred July 16, 2018 3:36 am

    Comrade X July 13, 2018 2:51 pm

    If someone wanted to end this republic there is nothing IMHO someone could better invent than our current student loan system
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    Well said comrade X

    Yay for medical,real MEDICAL MJ. The peoples medicine,not pharma and congressional whores’ medicine.

  9. Free Speech Forum
    Free Speech Forum August 25, 2018 12:20 pm

    Every day the US gets worse. We pretend everything is fine, justify things, lie to ourselves, and stay silent.

    Do you think things will get better on their own?

    At point will you get mad? When will you resist? What will say when the economy collapses, you get sent to the concentration camps, the civil war starts, and WWIII breaks out?

    Will you feel any responsibility at all?

    Are you just going to take it?

  10. Claire
    Claire August 26, 2018 6:01 am

    Free Speech Forum — You haven’t been around this blog or its people very long, have you?

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