Robert Sproul

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Obama's Parting Gift to Blackstone Billionaire Buddy Schwarzman (cnbc.com)
by Robert Sproul on 29 Jan 2017  6 comments, latest 4 months ago
"Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is getting into the single-family rental business in a big way. The government-backed agency said it is going into business with private equity giant and major...

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Fascist America (truthdig.com)
by Robert Sproul on 5 May 2014  18 comments, latest 2 years ago
Chris Hedges: "The U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear our case concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S....

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California Senate Resists Trump (news.berkeley.edu)
by Robert Sproul on 27 Apr 2017  Posted 2 years ago
And says Eh…Fuck You to their constituents. According to UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies polling from 2015, “Californians strongly oppose “sanctuary city” policies” “Opposition to the sanctuary city policies...

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Among likely U.S. voters Trump is more popular than Obama ever was (rasmussenreports.com)
by Robert Sproul on 21 Feb 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
CNN et al would never report this of course: Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen...

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TRUMP VERSUS THE DEEP STATE (ericmargolis.com)
by Robert Sproul on 13 Jan 2017  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
Eric Margolis: “As President-elect Donald Trump fights off fierce assaults by the massed national security apparatus, Democrats, the neocon Praetorian Guard, and a host of other political foes, I am...

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Beelzeberg and Virtual Reality (theintercept.com)
by Robert Sproul on 26 Dec 2016  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
This is why Oculus was worth 2b, he intends to emotion-mine your brain, and then monetize your soul. Quotes from the article: Michael Madary, said “VR analytics offers a way...

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Are You a Deplorable? Take This Quiz to Find Out (oftwominds.com)
by Robert Sproul on 19 Dec 2016  12 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Though it was Hillary Clinton who made "the Deplorables" public, the elites of both parties share the same fear and loathing of anyone who questions or resists their control." "Regardless...

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A Message From Trump
by Robert Sproul on 21 Nov 2016  2 comments, latest 3 years ago
The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition, an outline of some of his policy plans for the first 100 days, and his day one executive actions.

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Protesting More Fun Than Voting! (kgw.com)
by Robert Sproul on 19 Nov 2016  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
"Most of the 112 protesters arrested in Portland last week didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. Approximately 30 percent did cast a ballot in Oregon or in...

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Nassim Taleb on the Ruling Elites
by Robert Sproul on 9 Nov 2016  3 comments, latest 3 years ago
(TL;DR, relevant quote: "When plebeians do something that makes sense to them, but not to him, the IYI uses the term “uneducated”. What we generally call participation in the political...

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America's Ruling Elite Has Failed and Deserves to Be Fired (oftwominds.com)
by Robert Sproul on 7 Nov 2016  27 comments, latest 3 years ago
The estimable Charles Hugh Smith- "America's Ruling Elite is freaking out because a significant percentage of the American public is trying to fire them. The Ruling Elite has failed and...

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Peter Thiel Cogently Explains Trump's Appeal and Support
by Robert Sproul on 1 Nov 2016  14 comments, latest 3 years ago

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Chinese Tsunami (scmp.com)
by Robert Sproul on 29 Oct 2016  3 comments, latest 3 years ago
China is estimated to have 2.5 million millionaires by 2020. Here they come: "More than 60 per cent of China’s richest people plan to invest in properties abroad in the...

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Get Out The Vote!.............(hahahahahahahahahaha) (telegraph.co.uk)
by Robert Sproul on 28 Oct 2016  14 comments, latest 3 years ago
A new study, confirming the Princeton study of a few years ago, finds that: "The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but...

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End of Days (bbc.com)
by Robert Sproul on 27 Oct 2016  5 comments, latest 3 years ago
We have killed 60% of the planet’s vertebrates in the last 40 years. If I still gave a sliver of a fuck, I would wish we had political leadership that...

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Obama Knows Best (yahoo.com)
by Robert Sproul on 27 Oct 2016  Posted 3 years ago
In keeping with the ideas of his in-house authoritarian thinker Cass Sunstein, Obama wants to "curate" the internet. "We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some...

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Ethanol, A Bad Deal for Everyone (Except Big Ag) (cbsnews.com)
by Robert Sproul on 15 Nov 2013  8 comments, latest 3 years ago
But Obama loves it! CBS and AP finally catch on to what an absurdly bad idea ethanol is. While the minority that is paying any attention at all frets about...

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CISA Is The New CISPA (aclu.org)
by Robert Sproul on 12 Jul 2014  21 comments, latest 4 years ago
New internet censorship bill, sponsored by Senator Diane Frankenstein, one of the committed, relentless, Authoritarians who are eager to control all information flows that bypass the corporatized media. This ancient,...

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GREECE ON SALE! (time.com)
by Robert Sproul on 15 Jul 2015  3 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Greece May Have to Sell Islands and Ruins Under Its Bailout Deal" "Of all the aspects of Monday’s bailout deal that Greeks found humiliating, nothing drilled into their sense of...

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RECOVERY! CEO Pay Up 54% Since 2009 (theguardian.com)
by Robert Sproul on 25 Jun 2015  Posted 4 years ago
Your pay? Eh, fuck you. "According to the latest annual survey by the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank, CEOs at the 350 largest companies in the country pocketed...

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If only the Republicans would get out of the way (washingtonpost.com)
by Robert Sproul on 15 Jun 2015  19 comments, latest 4 years ago
…..and let responsible governance happen. "AP: Obama administration ‘sets new record’ for denying records" "Leak investigations, seizing phone records, using FOIA-dodging private e-mail addresses: The Obama administration routinely makes a...

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Republican Goofball Report from Wyoming (thinkprogress.org)
by Robert Sproul on 13 Jun 2015  6 comments, latest 4 years ago
Wyoming Senate File 12: "Passed by the Wyoming state government and signed into law by Gov. Matt "Meathead" Mead (R) in March, the law makes it illegal to “collect resource...

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Student Banned for Resembling Classmates Rapist (nationalreview.com)
by Robert Sproul on 19 Feb 2015  20 comments, latest 4 years ago
A student at a liberal-arts school in Oregon was reportedly banned from going anywhere on campus that a fellow student would be — because he looked like the person who...

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Public/Pirate Partnership: Guess Who the Top Is (washingtonpost.com)
by Robert Sproul on 3 Jun 2015  Posted 4 years ago
In the ethical wasteland of Corporate scAmerica the "Public" is only good for one thing: "Virginia officials are trying to get back tens of millions of dollars from a private...

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Asset Forfeiture: They Even Took Her Vibrator (forbes.com)
by Robert Sproul on 1 Jun 2015  14 comments, latest 4 years ago
This is an interesting tutorial, for the compliant statist, that the Leviathan continues to exercise its ability to take all your shit at its whim. "When the cops raided Ginnifer...

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Predatory Class vs The Mundanes (You) (sacbee.com)
by Robert Sproul on 17 May 2015  1 comment, latest 4 years ago
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/ "Last year, I was the victim of a hit and run. On a sunny day in May, I walked out of a coffee shop to find a group of...

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Marines Practice Shooting Soccer Moms (phasezero.gawker.com)
by Robert Sproul on 17 May 2015  1 comment, latest 4 years ago
"You Should Be Angry About Jade Helm Even If You're Not Crazy" http://phasezero.gawker.com/yo American military lost, or screwed up, Afghanistan, Iraq, and every other damned thing they have done in...

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Say What? CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Soars
by Robert Sproul on 15 May 2015  Posted 4 years ago
"The already astronomical ratio between the pay of CEOs and their workers climbed even higher in 2014, the AFL-CIO said Wednesday in its annual Executive Paywatch report. The ratio jumped...

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Eating Organic Affects Pesticide Levels in Our Bodies
by Robert Sproul on 15 May 2015  3 comments, latest 4 years ago
Probably bullshit, they seem to be speaking some kind of crazy gobbledygook.

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U.S. Troops Are Now Operating Openly in Ukraine (salon.com)
by Robert Sproul on 11 May 2015  4 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Take a deep breath and consider that 1,000 American folks, as Obama will surely get around to calling them, are conducting military drills with troops drawn partly from Nazi and...

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McConnell Working Closely with Obama (bloomberg.com)
by Robert Sproul on 9 May 2015  3 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/polit “It’s been almost an out of body experience but we’ve been working closely with the White House.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Obama apparently has no sense of irony,...

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Freddie Grey's Killers "Record" (theguardian.com)
by Robert Sproul on 6 May 2015  1 comment, latest 4 years ago
The Baltimore police lieutenant charged with killing Freddie Gray allegedly threatened to kill himself and the husband of his ex-girlfriend, during incidents that led to him being hospitalized for observation,...

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1/3 of Cali Renters pay 1/2 Their Income on Rent (abcnews.go.com)
by Robert Sproul on 4 May 2015  10 comments, latest 4 years ago
"More than 30 percent of renters in California, Florida, New Jersey and New York state devote at least half their incomes to housing and utilities, according to the analysis. Other...

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Surgical Outcomes (wvpublic.org)
by Robert Sproul on 3 May 2015  10 comments, latest 4 years ago
" For 99 percent of people in America, when they go in to have surgery, the outcome [of that operation] is not measured. Nobody's keeping track. So I'm amazed at...

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The Shrinking Middle Class, Mapped State by State (pewtrusts.org)
by Robert Sproul on 29 Apr 2015  3 comments, latest 4 years ago
"A new Stateline analysis shows that in all 50 states, the percentage of “middle-class” households—those making between 67 percent and 200 percent of the state’s median income—shrunk between 2000 and...

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New SF Housing Trend: Flop House 2.0 (sfhousingservices.com)
by Robert Sproul on 20 Apr 2015  5 comments, latest 4 years ago
45 years after San Francisco's Limousine Liberals demolished the Yerba Buena skid row flop houses and pretty much created San Francisco's downtown homeless problem we get Flop House 2.0 "226...

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Republicans Eager to Work with Obama! (youtube.com)
by Robert Sproul on 1 Feb 2015  9 comments, latest 4 years ago
At last, bipartisanship! When it comes to fast tracking unimaginably huge corporate giveaways, they can agree to agree. The TPP will be Obama's true legacy and its passage will assure...

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Surveillance and Oppression We Can Believe In (theguardian.com)
by Robert Sproul on 23 Mar 2015  5 comments, latest 4 years ago
"For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the open-government legislation. " http://www.theguardian.com/us-

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Saturated Fat Does Not Cause Heart Disease (wsj.com)
by Robert Sproul on 12 Dec 2014  23 comments, latest 4 years ago
—"or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been...

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The Feds Plan to "Transform the Food System" (freebeacon.com)
by Robert Sproul on 21 Feb 2015  1 comment, latest 4 years ago
The Feds are going to try to cure the Diabesity Epidemic, which they are largely responsible for via the politically corrupted McGovern Report and HFCS subsidies, by recommending we eat...
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