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Barclays installed devices to track how often bankers are at their desks

Filed in National by on August 18, 2017 4 Comments
Barclays installed devices to track how often bankers are at their desks

GET BACK TO WORK BARCLAYS DRONES. (Barclays investment bank staff) in London recently discovered black boxes stuck to the underside of their desks in recent months, according to several Barclays employees who asked not to be identified speaking about their workplace. They turned out to be tracking devices called OccupEye, which use heat and motion […]

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Steve Bannon and Hillary Clinton Are Right About China

Filed in National by on August 18, 2017 5 Comments
Steve Bannon and Hillary Clinton Are Right About China

As much as I hate to agree with the loathsome fucking Nazi, Steve Bannon, he has a point on China.

(CNN)Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at “economic war with China,” promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is “fighting” other top White House aides “every day.”

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“…many sides…”

Filed in National by on August 14, 2017 3 Comments
“…many sides…”

The Radical Right wants to kill people. The Radical Left wants everyone to have health insurance. Moderate Democrats say that they are equally bad for society.

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Delaware “Economic Development” Takes a Giant Leap Backwards

Filed in National by on August 14, 2017 11 Comments
Delaware “Economic Development” Takes a Giant Leap Backwards

Turning over tax money and decision making authority about who gets it, to the state’s “largest companies” and bunch of Chamber of Commerce cronies is a fiasco on its face. We will not need to study this failure ten years from now. We see this failure fully formed in its nascency.

…also Carney sucks at being Governor.

Delaware’s economic development efforts are about to undergo a major transformation.

Gov. John Carney signed a bill Monday that replaces the Delaware Economic Development Office with a public-private partnership partially run by some of the state’s largest companies.

“This is a starting point,” Carney said. “The hard work starts now and that’s working together in partnership … to market our state more aggressively and think out of the box about how to develop our entrepreneurial economy.”

What a load of crap. States that do “economic development” right are not trying to “race to the bottom” by “marketing (our tax breaks) more aggressively” in order to lure the worst, most mercenary companies to the state. They develop and help home town winners become regional winners and eventually national winners.

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Wilmington DE, Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Filed in National by on August 13, 2017 2 Comments
Wilmington DE, Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Rockford Park, near tower Wilmington, DE 19806 When: Sunday, August 13, 6:00 PM We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us. Several DE groups ( Indivisible, Women’s March Huddles, etc. ) will be meeting by the Rockford tower from 6-7pm on Sunday August 13, 2017. Please bring signs, candles, and a compassionate attitude to […]

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The Face of Terror in America

Filed in National by on August 12, 2017 18 Comments
The Face of Terror in America

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How America Went Haywire

Filed in National by on August 10, 2017 12 Comments
How America Went Haywire

If you didn’t take the time to read El Som’s link to “How america Went Haywire” by KURT ANDERSEN, maybe give it a look today. For most of the 20th century, national news media had felt obliged to pursue and present some rough approximation of the truth rather than to promote a truth, let alone […]

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On health care, whose side are Coons and Carper on?

Filed in National by on August 4, 2017 24 Comments

RE Vanella excoriates Coons and Carper for their market-based, for-profit health insurance stances.

I read with great disappointment the op-ed written by Sen. Chris Coons regarding his proposals to repair the U.S. health care system now that the latest round of radical Republican schemes have been foiled. Senator Coons makes it a point to state that both his own opposition to the recent Republican bills “was not rooted in partisanship,” and that partisan discourse “won’t get us anywhere.”

He even throws in the obligatory shout-outs to GOP Senators Marco Rubio and John McCain in case anyone was slow on the pickup. Some form of the word “bipartisan” is used four times.

I’d argue that partisanship simply means actually standing up for a side.

Coons declares that the problem with rising health costs is the “lack of a competitive marketplace.” To address this price issue, the bill he is sponsoring “incentivizes insurance companies” to remain in markets which only have one dominant insurer. Further, the proposed legislation would “encourage other insurers to come into the marketplace and provide more competition.”

I think Senator Coons is taking a side. I challenge readers to decide whether he’s taken theirs.

Every other modern democracy has solved this problem. Any reader of the local newspaper knows this so I won’t waste too much space. Government subsidized single-payer health care plans work. This is a fact.

Read the whole thing.

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The Dogs Days Have Commenced

Filed in National by on August 4, 2017 0 Comments
The Dogs Days Have Commenced

It’s not the heat. “Dog days of summer refers to Sirius as Orion’s dog rising, and it describes the star as being associated with war and disaster,” says some guy. Some 33% of Americans believe it refers to the time when Hillary Clinton is finally going to be locked up for Benghazi and emails and killing Vince Foster. These people are gullible fools, says Me.

Here at DL it means that posting may slow a bit, so we’ll need a boost from you, dear reader. Any movie recommendations you’d like us to (at worst) ignore or at best, mock mercilessly – send ‘em along in the comments space. Come Fall, we’ll also be looking for new contribs… so if you want the vast powers that come with being a blogger at DL, carve out your niche for yourself in the comments. Create your own beat, as Dr. Dre might say. We’ll be looking to comment rescue the shit out of those.

…Because, in all seriousness, Delaware needs independent media. And if not you…who?

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Things 33% of Americans Believe

Filed in National by on August 2, 2017 5 Comments
Things 33% of Americans Believe
  • 33% of Americans believe that gay people can choose to become straight.
  • 33% of Americans believe 9/11 didn’t happen in 2001.
  • 33% of Americans believe that the Bible is the literal word of God.
  • 33% of Americans believe that they aren’t the product of evolution.
  • 33% of Americans believe that global warming is mainly caused by “natural changes in the environment.”
  • and…

  • 33% of Americans believe Donald Trump is doing a good job.

These people are known colloquially as Republicans. We need to figure out how to get rid of all this deadweight.

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Crooked Baltimore Cops Caught on Tape Planting Evidence

Filed in National by on August 2, 2017 31 Comments

The FOP should be outraged, and all cops everywhere should be calling for these Baltimore police to be jailed. I’m not holding my breath. Baltimore police spent 30 minutes searching a car for drugs but found nothing—until they turned off their body cameras. When the cameras turned back on, one cop was seen squatting next […]

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How old was Trump’s father when diagnosed with dementia?

Filed in National by on August 2, 2017 1 Comment
How old was Trump’s father when diagnosed with dementia?

Fred Trump developed Alzheimer’s disease in his late 80s. He may have had the disease for years prior to an official diagnosis. In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, a person may function independently. He or she may still drive, work and be part of social activities. Despite this, the person may feel as if he […]

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All due respect, Fuck You Mr. President

Filed in National by on August 1, 2017 6 Comments
All due respect, Fuck You Mr. President

President Trump told members at his Trump National Bedminster golf club he has spent so much time there recently because “that White House is a real dump,” Golf magazine reported Tuesday.

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Jeff Flake’s Little Bit of Water Over the Dam

Filed in National by on August 1, 2017 24 Comments
Jeff Flake’s Little Bit of Water Over the Dam

Jeff Flake is no hero for finally finding his principles, but it is a start. ….we conservatives mocked Barack Obama’s failure to deliver on his pledge to change the tone in Washington even as we worked to assist with that failure. It was we conservatives who, upon Obama’s election, stated that our No. 1 priority […]

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Another thing I liked about Obama

Filed in National by on July 30, 2017 4 Comments
Another thing I liked about Obama

I don’t like Obama’s centrist politics and how that centrism hobbled the Democratic Party. But he had dignity and grace. He didn’t have to have a minion tell people to address his with deference. They just naturally did. . He was what Tom Wolfe would call “a man in full” unlike this shallow, craven nit […]

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Pssst….John Fluharty, This is Your Party’s Platform

Filed in National by on July 30, 2017 0 Comments
Pssst….John Fluharty, This is Your Party’s Platform

It seems we need a little refresher on the GOP’s actually stated position non-hetero normative sexuality. Even if you are “a nice guy”  , if you are a gay Republican, this is what your  party’s platform (pdf) says about you: Overturn the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states. Marriage […]

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Boo Hoo….Delaware “farmers” face more than 120 regulations

Filed in National by on July 30, 2017 5 Comments
Boo Hoo….Delaware “farmers” face more than 120 regulations

A new study of farm regulations by the Delaware Soybean Board has revealed that farmers are required to comply with more than 120 separate regulations to operate an agricultural business in the First State. Make no mistake. These farms are industrial operations. They need to be well regulated. When you hear legislators moan a groan […]

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Highmark CEO David Holmberg, the Six Million Dollar Man

Filed in National by on July 28, 2017 26 Comments
Highmark CEO David Holmberg, the Six Million Dollar Man

Highmark Health President and CEO David Holmberg received $3.8 million in total compensation in 2015. He took down $2.15 in total compensation in 2014. Check my math, but that’s a 76% growth rate. So, if that rate is stable he is making $11 million this year. What if, during these troubled times, his compensation leveled off a bit? He is still bringing in at least $6 million a year.

Now Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is holding a series of public comment sessions on whether or not Highmark’s requested health insurance rate increase are justified.

Let’s hope the CEO compensation comes up in those meetings. How much more money does David Holmberg need? How much more do Delawareans have to pay so to keep David Holmberg in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed?

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Delaware’s Gay GOP’er Dumps Trump Job

Filed in National by on July 28, 2017 12 Comments
Delaware’s Gay GOP’er Dumps Trump Job

Gay Republicans. I don’t get you. You know they hate you, right?

Anyway… There is this. John Fluharty was offered considered for a job in the Department of Homeland Security. He declined the offer. removed himself from consideration. 

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The Heroes of Trumpcare’s Defeat

Filed in National by on July 28, 2017 6 Comments
The Heroes of Trumpcare’s Defeat

McCain surely deserves credit for his surprise vote. There was an audible gasp when he voted “no” and flashed the bird at McConnell. Murkowski deserves more credit. She stuck to her guns in spite of Trump’s bullying. Collins deserves even more credit. She was a “no” the whole time and that allowed Murkowshi and McCain to come along. But as Josh Marshall, the most insightful and intelligent commenter on all of this points out, the activists and non-activists who showed up at townhalls and made endless noise are the real heroes.

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Trump – Let Obamacare (and the economy) implode

Filed in Featured, National by on July 28, 2017 0 Comments
Trump – Let Obamacare (and the economy) implode

Remember…this is all about keeping his Russian crimes in the background. Completely fucking shit up isn’t an accident. It is a strategy, After the Senate’s latest effort to repeal Obamacare failed early Friday morning, President Donald Trump proposed simply letting the Affordable Care Act “implode” before working up replacement legislation. The Senate GOP’s effort to […]

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Transgender Activist McBride Calls Out Trump’s 5 Vietnam Deferments

Filed in National by on July 26, 2017 1 Comment
Transgender Activist McBride Calls Out Trump’s 5 Vietnam Deferments

Watch the video.

SARAH MCBRIDE: Well, what’s clear is that for the roughly either 6,000 to 15,000 transgender people who are actively serving in our military right now, this policy change would have sweeping impacts on their lives,

their careers, their families. This is really a mean-spirited, unpatriotic, and dangerous attack on people who are bravely serving their country right now. And while it’s still early in terms of what the policy will actually shape up to be, what it threatens to be is an attack on as many as 15,000 active duty transgender service members, people who are bravely serving this country, something that I will remind President Trump he failed to do after five deferments to Vietnam.

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MSNBC Overtakes Fox

Filed in National by on July 26, 2017 18 Comments
MSNBC Overtakes Fox

I’m not crazy about the specious conventional wisdom that MSNBC is some “Fox News for Liberals” as it utterly ignores that fact that, unlike FOX, MSNBC confines its reporting to things that happen in reality.

That said – suck it Fox News.

MSNBC #1:

MSNBC finished as the most-watched network in all of basic cable in primetime on Monday, for the first time in its 21-year history, according to Nielsen Research.

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Kowalko OpEd – Time for Public Outrage Over Delaware’s Corporate Welfare

Filed in National by on July 25, 2017 45 Comments
Kowalko OpEd – Time for Public Outrage Over Delaware’s Corporate Welfare

IS DELAWARE WILLING TO GIVE AND TAKE AT YOUR EXPENSE? Delaware taxpayers are once again being asked to close their collective minds and open their collective wallets. Another grotesque giveaway to another wealthy corporation has been proposed. Instigated, orchestrated and supported by the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, Delaware’s State Department, the Administration and […]

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Unemployed ex-Carrier worker: Trump ‘blew smoke up our asses’ with a ‘sh*t-eating grin’ on his face

Filed in National by on July 25, 2017 0 Comments
Unemployed ex-Carrier worker: Trump ‘blew smoke up our asses’ with a ‘sh*t-eating grin’ on his face

Another sucker who voted for Trump gets a clue. A woman who worked at the Carrier Corporation for the past 25 years unloaded on President Donald Trump in an interview with the New Yorker, just days after she agreed to take a buyout from the company. Even though Trump pledged to save jobs at the […]

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