Jonathan Goldberg 
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Re: “VCU Rally Shows Solidarity After Trump Immigration Orders

Ti,

Trump is not a self-made man, and I suppose that colors my perception of him. He was given a fair amount of wealth early in his life and has spent the rest of it haphazardly trying to increase it. During this time he has gamed our bankruptcy laws and our tax system to his advantage. In some circles that is admired, but not mine. The people he is appointing to our government's highest positions of power are billionaires, also referred to as 1%-ers because well, you know why.

The "culture of greed" and "decades-long orgy of corporate corruption and greed" I refer to began in earnest when companies started valuing the maximum share price over all else. This combined with executive over-compensation, efforts to deregulate and destroy workers rights, etc.

What I'm saying is certainly not original, but I find a lot of substance in it. I don't feel bitterness or hatred or class envy I feel a need to help change a broken system that exploits and scapegoats the many to serve the few. Again, not very original, but neither is the concept of right and wrong.

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Posted by Jonathan Goldberg on 01/31/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “VCU Rally Shows Solidarity After Trump Immigration Orders

Ti: You're not capable of defending your own premise so you're trying to mic drop on me about class envy which is off topic and irrelevant - and your dragging out this tired "useful idiot" insult? Next you'll be referring to yourself as a sheep dog or some other right wing cliche.

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Posted by Jonathan Goldberg on 01/31/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “VCU Rally Shows Solidarity After Trump Immigration Orders

Don't put shallow your assumptions on me. I don't envy anything of these people other than the power that their wealth could be harnessed into making positive change for those in need.

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Posted by Jonathan Goldberg on 01/30/2017 at 11:00 PM

Re: “VCU Rally Shows Solidarity After Trump Immigration Orders

Ti, so far I can't support anything Trump has done. It goes against everything I was taught this country was built on. So no "go ahead" from me at all. And "class envy"? Trump is a trust fund draft dodger who doesn't pay taxes, and the same goes for the 1%-ers he's appointing to positions of power people whose culture of greed has impoverished our middle class working families not "immigrants" or "regulations" or any other easily absolvable scapegoat. If you follow the money, it will lead you to a decades-long orgy of corporate corruption and greed. Your king sits atop his golden toilet, ready to usher in a dark era of poverty and division for the average citizen, and unlimited profiteering and gluttony for the ruling class. I know what side I'm on.

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Posted by Jonathan Goldberg on 01/30/2017 at 10:42 PM

Re: “VCU Rally Shows Solidarity After Trump Immigration Orders

1) Review all you want, OR just dismantle everything and let chaos rule because everything Obama did is evil. Jonathan Goldberg will watch with great concern and comment when he deems necessary.

2). These nominees wouldn't know a public school or a oil spill if they got a faxed picture of one sent to their golf cart. Also, streamlining government wasn't part of this exchange. Do I want it streamlined? Maybe, when and where it's appropriate. We're a gigantic country full of weird and awesome people - we might need a big government to serve all of our needs - but I'm open for debate!

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Posted by Jonathan Goldberg on 01/30/2017 at 10:00 PM

Re: “VCU Rally Shows Solidarity After Trump Immigration Orders

Easy answer -1) the existing vetting apparatus is incredibly robust 2) the nominees are unqualified billionaires who tend to have records of wanting to dismantle the agencies they are being appointed to.

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Posted by Jonathan Goldberg on 01/30/2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Baseball Block

Paul,
Mind your manners.

I will point out it was you who brought walking into this discussion. It just so happens I walk and/or bike ride to the Diamond.

You're speaking about the residents of this city like they will do what you say they can do, and if not they can suck an egg – which also seems to be our Mayor's position.

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Posted by Jonathan Goldberg on 10/12/2013 at 2:44 PM

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