yeah, the need for acknowledgment and validation from other people is 1000% a product of the internet and social media
prior to the rise of the electric demon web, people existed as self-contained brains in jars filled with crystal pepsi and nutrient paste. nobody ever needed validation. a man could just chop his firewood in complete silence and didn’t nobody pay no never mind
House Republicans have a bold new strategy to attack Obamacare, which involves huge pay cuts for physicians unless Democrats agree to delay the law’s individual mandate to buy insurance.
GOP leaders intend to vote on legislation this week, aides say, to delay the individual mandate in order to fund a “doc fix” that avoids a 24 percent pay cut to physicians under Medicare — which will automatically take effect on April 1 unless Congress acts. Inaction would disrupt the health care system, in part by causing many doctors to stop accepting Medicare patients.
The strategy is unlikely to succeed and could backfire on Republicans. Delaying the individual mandate is a nonstarter for the Democratic-led Senate and White House. By demanding a largely partisan unraveling of Obamacare in exchange for must-pass bipartisan legislation, they risk being blamed by seniors and the health care industry if the doctor pay cuts go into effect. When Republicans insisted on such an approach for federal funding last fall, the government shut down and they took most of the blame.
"This bill represents a new low, even for House Republicans," fumed Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who decried the plan as "irresponsible and dangerous" and promised it’d be a "legislative dead-end."
Republicans before Obamacare passed: “It will decrease pay for doctors!”
And after: “We’ll decrease pay for doctors if you keep insisting on implementing this law we passed almost four years ago!”
Republicans keep creating these self-fulfilling prophecies to “prove” how bad it is that Americans have access to slightly more affordable healthcare. Well done. (And by well done I mean fuck you.)
"Down with whatever the fuck" is basically what the GOP has devolved to.
I met a wheat farmer not long ago in Montana whose family operation was getting nearly $300,000 a year in federal subsidies. With his crop in, this wealthy farmer was looking forward to spending a month in Hawaii. No one suggested that he pass a drug test to continue receiving his sizable handout, or that he be cut off cold, and encouraged to grow something that taxpayers wouldn’t have to subsidize.
Refusing to emphasize rapists’ role in rape is telling. Yoffe writes of a girl who “ends up being raped”—as if she tripped and fell into it. (Even more illuminating is the lesson she wants to pass on to her son is not to be the boy “who finds himself accused of raping a drunken classmate.”) It reminds me of a headline from years ago that read, “More Rapes Linked to Young Women on Drinking Binges.” Why not, “Rapists Attack Drunk Women”? This centering of women’s behavior is what allows rape culture to flourish.
Everyone on tumblr is all ready to “call out” and call people Nazis but as soon as a Jew says something about literal Nazis, you can hear the crickets chirp.
idgi. wtf is a Literal Nazi? aren’t nazis just nazis? or are they distinguishing neo-nazis from 1940s nazis? Why does being a Jew have anything to do with it? I’m of Ashkenazi Jewish lineage and I honestly don’t get this post. Nothing about being a jew is going to keep Nazis from retaliating to getting “called out”.
Someone’s got a real inflated ego and their tumblrname is baruchobramowitz.
So like even though you said I have an inflated ego, which is kinda mean because my ego is only semi-inflated at best, I am going to explain what my original post meant.
There’s a trend on tumblr, and elsewhere, to call anyone remotely politically reactionary a Nazi. People call American Conservatives Nazis because of the party’s ideology, for example, even though they are not actual National Socialists. They are not “literal Nazis.”
HOWEVER! Jews regularly point out the existence of a largely tolerated literal National Socialist community on tumblr and we are almost always ignored.
Thanks for taking the ego comment in stride and taking the time to explain what you meant. Now I feel like a big ol’ jerk. :c
I don’t typically see the word Nazi getting thrown around to describe someone with a reactionary/conservative political stance, so I got confused. More often than not, I see fascist being used in place of Nazi.
Literal Nazis, however, are largely tolerated on tumblr because it’s not anyone’s place to say that they can’t have a community on the internet like everyone else. To do so would be a fascist act. Plus the aesthetics can be appealing and are often used in art/music projects. So that would hinder the open exchange of ideas and images.
All about hating Nazis, but I guess if we were to strip them of their liberties for having ideals and beliefs that we don’t agree with then we’d be no better than they are.
Wait, what? Are “outright ban” and “no reaction whatsoever” the only two possible responses to folks who have genocide as a core principle? We should just lay off an appreciate the Nazi aesthetic when it pops up?
Hey /pol/ I would like to warn about weightlifting and the false Jewish propoganda in the Jew media that sorrounds it. It is used to get gentiles to waste all their time on one little machine to get stronger. It is meant to make goyim dont lift or have time ashamed and un confident. It has created a small class of uber blacks who are super muscular and hog all the white women. It is meant to make money as well for the Jew.
Our ancestors did not lift, William Wallace and Caesar did not why must we? No matter how much you lift it won’t protect you from a Zionist drone strike or a bullet. Nor will it protect our enemies from the guns of white men who seek freedom.
Lifting the Iron Jew every other day is good for relieving stress and makes you stronger true. But at the end of the day it won’t make you or break you. Do not spend 200 dollars for a gym membership and 300 on roids per month
Guys, weightlifting is a zionist conspiracy
Man, our conspiracies are skirting Poe’s law like a motherfucker.