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The Geography of Partisan Prejudice

(Click the title to read in @ the Atlantic. )

We know that americans have become more biased against one another based on partisan affiliation over the past several decades. Most of us now discriminate against members of the other political side explicitly and implicitly—in hiringdating, and marriage, as well as judgments of patriotism, compassion, and even physical attractiveness, according to recent research.

 

But we don’t know how this kind of stereotyping varies from place to place. Are there communities in America that are more or less politically forgiving than average? And if so, what can we learn from the outliers?

 

To find out, The Atlantic asked PredictWise, a polling and analytics firm, to create a ranking of counties in the U.S. based on partisan prejudice (or what researchers call “affective polarization”). The result was surprising in several ways. First, while virtually all Americans have been exposed to hyper-partisan politicians, social-media echo chambers, and clickbait headlines, we found significant variations in Americans’ political ill will from place to place, regardless of party.We might expect some groups to be particularly angry at their political opponents right now. Immigrants have been explicitly targeted by the current administration, for example; they might have the most cause for partisan bias right now.
But that is not what we found.In general, the most politically intolerant Americans, according to the analysis, tend to be whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves. This finding aligns in some ways with previous research by the University of Pennsylvania professor Diana Mutz, who has found that white, highly educated people are relatively isolated from political diversity.
They don’t routinely talk with people who disagree with them; this isolation makes it easier for them to caricature their ideological opponents. (In fact, people who went to graduate school have the least amount of political disagreement in their lives, as Mutz describes in her book Hearing the Other Side.) By contrast, many nonwhite Americans routinely encounter political disagreement. They have more diverse social networks, politically speaking, and therefore tend to have more complicated views of the other side, whatever side that may be.

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The ‘Illuminati’ is REAL and secretly running our world claims former DEFENCE MINISTER.

 

EXCLUSIVE: A former defence minister has sensationally claimed the legendary Illuminati is REAL and secretly running world affairs from behind the scenes.

 

(Paul Schwartzmeyer note: Duh. Did somebody doubt this. When Lindsey Graham was asked about the 4 dead US soldiers in Namibia, he resonded, “I wasn’t aware we had troops in Namibia.” Well, who the fuck sent them there?)

Click on the image below to read the article in it’s web page.

Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Minister of Defence, is believed to be the highest-ranking former politician to come out as a believer of the popular conspiracy theory.

As one of the world’s biggest conspiracy theories, the Illuminati is said to be a secretive global elite which runs governments from behind the scenes and is planning to introduce a New World Order (NWO).

Its key members are said to be drawn from Hollywood and world political and business leaders, with some even accusing its true leaders of being reptilian lizards from space.

Accusations vary in extremities from the simple
implementation of the NWO as a goal at the least, to the Illuminati being a highly Satanic cult seeking to return the devil to earth.
Other than repeated claims by conspiracy theorists, which have ballooned in number since the growth of the internet, there is no actual proof the Illuminati exists at all.

However, in a podcast, Mr Hellyer, who was in post in the 1960s, said the Illuminati, at least at its most basic concept, was real and all powerful.

 

He said corrupt hidden leaders continue to wage needless wars and focus on profits, rather than stopping climate change.

Kamala Harris: A Socialist Soros Protege

Posted by Helena Glass

The Grooming of Female Presidential Candidates has long been in the making and Soros, through his organization, Democracy Alliance, has been once again at the helm.   They have remolded the old stale clay of women’s inequality and assaults on women as an anti-Trump ideology, as though this never occurred before…   They aren’t just targeting women for office, but white Republican women voters.  It is a psych-op that uses analytics, subliminal messaging, and the new and improved white supremacist male bashing. 

 

It began with the massive perpetuation of rape charges against white males, and it was not relegated simply to high profile actors, it was a Movement.   Dehumanizing, thrashing their ego, and taking away their livelihood was considered just and equitable retribution.   Why?  Because, white women represent the largest voting block at 69% of all women and 39% of all votes.  So if you can turn conservative women against their party, which is portrayed as white supremacist males, you have created a coup.

 

The next phase of the coup was to have liberals suddenly swaying and calling on God like good Baptists at a Revival!

 

Only they aren’t Baptists and they aren’t Christian.

 

Using religion, espousing God, demonizing the nonChristlike white women into submission to their ideology is the latest manipulation utilized by these power players.  We see it in Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, etc… women who clearly haven’t the vaguest notion what Christlike means.  And we have it in social media as well with pundits exhorting their Christianity with verbose arrogance.

 

An organization, ISAIAH/FAITH has capitalized on this God manipulation by promoting “Jesus was an undocumented immigrant”.

 

Using Jesus in support of every caravan hitting the US border became the mantra of Senators and Congressmen/people.

Both these coup tactics are based on ‘guilt’.   If you don’t support illegal immigration then you are not Christlike.  If you don’t see that all white males are supremacist racists, then you are inhumane and support rape. Guilt.

 

In November 2017, Democracy Alliance held a conference in California in which they outlined how they were going to confiscate the 2020 election through these coup means.   Kamala Harris was highlighted.

 

The seven deadly sins:

Corporate marketing tools.

 

 

 

She was being groomed as far back as 2004 when Oprah featured her on her show.  At the time Harris worked in the Alameda City Attorney’s office, a nobody.  In 2007, she ran  “unopposed” for San Francisco District Attorney – not difficult to win that race!

 

In 2009 President Obama held a White House dinner for then PM David Cameron wherein a number of Indian-Americans were turned out to be honored for their appointments and campaign contributions, including Kamala Harris and her younger sister, Maya Harris.   There was another prominent member at the party, Amit Pandya of the Open Society Institute who served in the State Department for USAID.  Soros anyone?

 

In 2012 Forbes Magazine listed Harris as one of the World’s Most Powerful Women To Watch.  How was she powerful?  She was virtually an unmarried nobody.

 

In 2010, while running for California Attorney General, her opponent was well ahead and declared the vote a victory when quite suddenly – “provisional ballots” appeared and Harris miraculously won the election.  She was endorsed by Nancy Pelosi.

 

In 2014 as her career path was being honed, she needed a husband, so she married Douglas Emhoff, a California attorney after a 3 month engagement.

 

Her sister Maya Harris served as Executive Director of the ACLU, was a VP at the Ford Foundation, was the senior policy advisor for Hillary’s 2015 campaign for President, and her husband, Tony West worked in the Obama administration on the DOMA – Defense Of Marriage Act, and the Clinton administration as Special Assistant to the Deputy Attorney General.

 

Maya is currently running Kamala’s campaign for 2020 President.

 

Kamala’s citizenship has come into question.   She was born in the US to foreign national parents whose citizenship has not been confirmed.  At the age of 7(?) her mother relocated to Canada where Kamala attended school through high school graduation.

 

She received her law degree in 1989 although she subsequently failed her bar exam.  Like Obama, it is not known if her Howard University admissions application states that she is a Canadian national and not a US citizen, but her citizenship is questionable.

 

Her current political shift would seem to align with the New Democrat Party advocating Socialism in the form of free healthcare for all, free school for all, free child care for all, free immigration for all, costly climate change for all, and censored free speech.  And while she claims to be half African-American and half Indian-American, her father was of Jamaican heritage which is awash in a mish-mash of European, Chinese and East Indian as well as African, albeit diluted significantly, as so the claim to be black could be much like Pocahontas and simply a manipulated platform.

 

While her counterparts include Elizabeth Warren, Gillibrand, Biden, Sanders, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Hickenlooper, Castro, Delaney, Williamson, Yang, Gabbard and a host of other wannabe’s, Harris has the edge with her team of Clinton advocates and supporters behind her – including Soros.  The rest?  Likely Distractions.

 

Her platform resembles that of Ocasio-Cortez although her legal background gives her a bit more clout – she is still an Indian woman raised Hindi with questionable US

citizenship promoting radical Socialism as she appeals to the demonization of white males.

 

 

Veteran Administration- Corrupt To The Core

Much attention has recently been logged on veterans, veteran suicides, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.   While there seems to be an ever lacking source of funds for veterans – that would not apply to the employees of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

 

With an annual budget of $180 billion and nearly 378,000 employees, they still decry fowl as they lay open an empty proverbial wallet…   And the efforts of a relatively quick research expedition might answer – why.

 

Factoids:  There are 150 VA hospitals, 820 VA clinics, 300 counseling centers, and 5.5 to 6 million patients.  Wait time for a medical decision is anywhere from 120 days to a year.  Whoa cowboy.  Brakes on.   Socialist, medicine requires a ‘one year’ wait list.   Similar to other nationalized, socialized medicine in Social countries. 80% of veterans are white, 11% are black and 6% are Hispanic – by comparison, the US census registers; 12.7% black, 17.8% Hispanic and 61.8% white.   A bit skewed.

 

How many of the 378,000 employees are doctors and nurses?

 

Apparently, according to the Government Accounting Office – they don’t know.  They believe there may be at least 11,000 doctors, and roughly 80,000 nurses and nurse assistants.  That would leave 287,000 VA employees unaccounted for, or 76%.  The doctor to patient ratio extrapolates to 1 doctor for every 545 VA patients.  The national average of doctor to patient ratio is roughly 1000 to 2500 patients per doctor.

 

Obviously we have a problem Houston.

 

The VA employs 2-4 times as many doctors as the public sector and yet is abysmally deficient in care, wait times are catastrophic, but wait – there is another interesting phenomena… pay scale.

 

Payscales of RN’s and doctors vary by state.  In the public world, California nurses have the highest average pay rate of $102,000.  The lowest is South Dakota at roughly $57,000 full time.   But within the VA, the payscale for California nurses is significantly higher with base pay reaching $164,200.  In addition, since they are government employees, their pay is supplemented with full pension derivatives and a host of benefits unavailable to public sector RN’s.

 

It is no different for doctors.

 

A ‘staff physician’ in the VA can make upwards of $264,000, in the real world that salary is roughly $190,000 to $214,000 which would not include that lovely lifetime pension.

 

With inflated salaries, benefits and pensions absorbing the budget, it is no wonder veterans are short changed.  It used to be that the government pension was to support a significantly ‘lower’ wage compared to the public sector.   Skews skewer.

 

(Helena: The Green New Deal: A Carbon Tax For Socialists:)

 

Why are doctors unable to cope with their patient load when it is roughly ½ to ¼ of the real world?   That would be called ‘nationalized medicine’.  It is defined by labor unions who likely tally the number of hours a military doctor or nurse may work, divided by the infinite number of holidays, sick days, vacation days, and break times interspersed into this very tawdry Nationalized Medicare For All – system.

But even more catastrophic is the fact that roughly 76% of the VA employees are not medical at all, but likely ‘administrative’.   How much of the $180 billion is spent to officiate…the administrators is an unknown because these departments are not transparent.   Government accounting 101.  Make it so ridiculously convoluted that a public center CPA, such as I was, can not make heads or tails of the train wreck without spending wayyyy to much of my time.

 

 This is the true hypocrisy.  

 

In 2015, the estimated cost for medical care for veterans was $55.4 billion out of a total budget of $164 billion.   One Third.

 

But the VA benefits are not used just for medical care, they are supposed to provide Home loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehab, Education, Disability Compensation, Pensions, and burial and maintenance benefits.  That’s a whole lot of Socialist Spending.

 

The backlog that has received the most criticism is the agency designated to determine if a veteran is even qualified to receive disability benefits.

 

Mismanagement is monumental.  In 2009, President Bush proposed that 86.5% of the total budget be allocated to medical.  As in VA Hospitals.  The result?   Cost overruns have doubled and quadrupled initial budgets pushing deadlines for construction out years.  Unions have infiltrated and demanded continued pension and benefits for veterans convicted of crimes.   Dead people still receive compensation.  And the VA really has little idea who they employ, how many, in what capacity, and for what purpose.  The system has been broken for decades, and yet each time the train wreck reaches the public and media, the result is to throw more money at ‘it’ and thus ‘away’.

 

This is the finest example of “Medicare For All”.

The New and Improved GI Bill gave 100% education scholarships to veterans who had served “three years”!   And veterans who have served 10 years can transfer all their entitlements to their spouse or children.

 

Drip.  Drip.

 

The VA’s last published Freedom of Information data was 2012-2013 – and it earned a grade of D.  What the HECK?

 

Who is at fault?

 

Bureacracy.  The Swamp.

 

In the Government, a Budget is a request based on the use of the previous budget.  If all the budget was used, and more is needed, no one questions the use.  And so we see ridiculous cost overruns for green atrium aquariums and architects who envision the Taj Mahal in designing the Hospitals that are not available for actual use because the tile was imported from Sri Lanka and got lost on the way as it was transported by a Chinese company that had to divert shipment to Venezuela…

 

And all the hospital equipment?   It was inadvertently sent to Germany via The Netherlands where it was offloaded and trucked to the Ukraine so that Chocolate King, Poroshenko, can resell it to the US via Iran.  At a premium.

 

While the veterans die in the parking lot.

 

Is America growing or decling like Rome?