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New York, Portland, and Seattle declared "anarchist jurisdictions" by DOJ

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Stevicus

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    Justice Department deems New York City, Portland and Seattle 'anarchist jurisdictions'

    It seems they're looking at other areas as possible "anarchist jurisdictions."

    This may be another attempt to withhold funding from the cities in question.

     
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    I fear civil war is on the horizon as the confederacy makes a comeback. May he who is without sin (democracy, as it is our form of law and morality) cast the first stone.
     
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    It's a really interesting tactic.
    I'm curious where it will lead.
     
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    People believing the cities are overrun with violence, as we have seen here on RF despite the evidence that shows the violence is greatly.over exaggerated.
     
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    Perhaps the exaggeration is on the viewer end rather than
    from the source. So it could range from ignoring it to excusing
    it to correctly grokking it to imagining it as worse than it is.
    The upshot....
    You're right for some, but not for all.
     
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    And its another example of why what the president says matters. It doesn't matter who's in office, people will take to heart what the person in the Oval Office tells them. It's now manifesting in a rejection of early and mail in votes. The Orange "goddamn idiot" is is and has caused extensive damage to the point many may outright reject the election results if Trump loses. Trump goes away, but the cancer remains.
     
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    Now, if Trump tries to take funding away from the cities, the cities may have to fund themselves. Do you know what's in New York that could be fleeced with some extra taxes?
     
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    The administration is so middle-school.
     
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    Maybe Trump learned a thing or 2 from Kim...on how to becomeplay "God"
    Why Are These Cities Now Called "Anarchist Jurisdictions"? Racism.
     
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  10. Revoltingest

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    Trump Tower?

    I'm not a fan of big cities needing federal funds.
    Why should the rest of us subsidize their lavish
    ways when they don't pay enuf tax to cover'm?
     
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    Perhaps these cities and their states, (and let’s throw in Los Angeles/California along with Chicago/Illinois) while we’re at it should stop sending their tax monies to the federal government, so that they can finance things the way they want to.
    Let’s see how all the red welfare GOP states fare without blue Dem productive states supporting them.

    Is president Chump purposely fomenting calls for Civil War because he is evil?
    Or is it just accidental because he’s an unmitigated idiot?

    No. There is no 3rd choice.
     
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    I don't know exactly how taxes are drawn from and distributed to certain areas but my guess is that most cities generate more taxes than they get subsidies.
    Especially New York has not only Trump Tower (which is likely bankrupt anyway) but also Wall Street. Hit all the big corporations with a special tax and Trumps donors and business partner will explain to him how reciprocity works.
     
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    It's not just the city.....
    Is Your State A Net Payer Or A Net Taker?
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    Oh there is a 3rd choice.

    Hint: Who prints the money?
     
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    Recently emailed to me. Dunno the original source, but it is appropriate.

    Dear Red States,
    We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us.
    In case you aren't aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast.
    We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country that includes Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Washington D.C.
    We also get the vast majority of the major shipping ports. So good luck with getting goods in or out of the country affordably.
    We also get Costco, Starbucks and Boeing. You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.
    We get stem cell research and the best beaches.
    We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Branson, Missouri.
    We get Intel, Apple and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

    We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Mississippi.
    We get two-thirds of the tax revenue; you get to make the red states pay their fair share.
    Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happier, intact families.

    Please be aware that California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home.

    With the Blue States unified, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at your state dinners) 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools -- Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the Penn, Princeton, and Yale; and Mount Holyoke, Vassar, Smith, Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, Barnard, and Radcliffe colleges; plus UCLA, UCB, Stanford, Cal Tech, University of Michigan and MIT.

    With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and Rand Paul.

    We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.
    Additionally, 62 percent of you believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy ******** believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties. (See that part about divorces. ...)

    Oh, and you can have all the new COVID-19 cases since you're too dumb and self-centered to wear masks.


    Peace out.
    We are the people of the Blue States.
     
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    Columbus isn't on the list? I mean, we had some looting and rioting, too, so obviously we're on the brink of collapse. :rolleyes:
     
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    Democracy is not our form of law.

    Ask, @Revoltingest. He'll explain why democracy is not a good thing. Why it's better that some people have more presidential voting power than others.
    Tom
     
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    I'm all for it. Break the chains, bring down the government! Ni dieu, ni maître!
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  21. Revoltingest

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    That is a very strange post.
    You don't understand my understanding.
     
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