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Name: Martin Johnson
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Home country: U.S.A.
Current location: Charlottesville, VA
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Just keep the evidence adding up every time they try to normalize the behavior of Trumpist

conspiratorial insurrectionist traitors to our country.

I'm not sure I agree that Goldberg has "next to no knowledge."

Take a step back and consider that she may have a valid point to make when she prefers the term "man's inhumanity to man." Yes, she's wrong to say that racism wasn't a core element of the Nazi ideology. But Catholics, communists, and mentally challenged or handicapped white people were also the targets of their eugenic campaign that led to extermination in concentration camps. It's actually more complicated than just pure racism. As a black American, Goldberg's view of what constitutes racism could well be valid in spite of the majority's consensus that it was a purely racist program. It is not as black and white as some are insisting.

And in other news, North Dakota sues the Eisenhower administration for

building the federal highway system!

Just another demonstration that many environmental issues are caused by placing barriers

between the atmosphere and the soil. Flooding, stream degredation, water pollution carried to streams and the oceans in rain runoff - environmental issues never lend themselves to easy answers, but where, the rubber meets the road, land use and the resulting land cover are the bottom line. The atmosphere is a different story, but also very susceptible to rapidly changing land cover.

Republicans confuse Critical Race Theory and History. It's just a blast on the old dog whistle

to warn other racists that liberals want children to study actual history in school, and that would be dangerous to their sly plot to pretend not to be racists and prevent their children from learning the truth.

I've already been blocked once for saying what I thought about Manchin, and found guilty by

a jury of my DU peers. He's a Democrat so we are not allowed to cast aspersions on his loyalty to the party. Just a warning to everybody out there.

You don't quite understand. Hunters don't jump into their vehicles to catch up with their dogs. They

follow the hunt by gps as they drive along a road below the hollows and ridges along the way. They wait until the bear has been exhausted (the hounds have stopped because the at bear is at bay) to get out of their vehicles and walk up thee hill to shoot a bear at bay. That's like playing a video game. Sure, the bear sometimes gets away, and a dog or two might be killed or injured, but it's a fun way to spend time together with your buddies. Before you cut the sole off that bear's foot, and extract an organ or two, to sell in the black market trade in Chinese medicine. One of those gangs was busted, and it turned out the sons of some well-respected local families were represented among the poachers that were arrested. But then, that's the country. My parents lived in that area and hounds often got separated from the pack and came begging for a meal. They'd call the number on the tag and they'd pick it up the next day.

I'm sorry, but I think every citizen has an obligation to keep themselves informed. It isn't that

difficult. Listen to NPR, subscribe to the Washington Post (or their online version). It's not that hard. DU is not a news site. It is focused on interpretation of the news and political opinion. That's what I'm here for. Sometimes I do find new or breaking news on DU, but it is usually the interpretation of news and the discussion of that which brings me to DU. Finding one or two reliable sources and consulting them on a regular basis is essential to understanding and engaging in the post on DU.

These violence-addicted power trippers make me sick. They should all be in jail instead of on the

streets in uniform carrying a gun and assaulting innocent Americans.

This video is an excellent record of the sequence of events that took place during the Jan 6

insurrection. It is very difficult to watch at times, and it brings home the fact that this was a very large mob of people, many of them who were determined to overturn the election by violently forcing their way into the Capitol and wreaking violence upon the Congress men and women who were gathered there to finalize the election. The violence was targeted and purposeful, and one can't help but feel the courage, fear, and pain the small group of unarmed Capitol Police must have felt in the face of overwhelming numbers and unrelenting violence. Donald Trump should pay for this treasonous act agains our country. He methodically and deliberately invited thousands of supporters to a series of emotional speeches that convinced them the election had been stolen and then directed them to storm the Capitol and force Democrats and reluctant Republicans to overturn the election results.
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