AJ Oliver

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  1. AJ Oliver

    A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

    Your graph shows productivity growth per year - averaging over time around 2.5% percent per year, which is actually a lot. Using the rule of 72, an average growth rate of 2.5% gives you a quadrupling of total productivity over the 55 years on your graph. The graph I provided shows cumulative productivity - the total impact of a 2.5% increase per year. American working people created a huge amount of additional wealth during those years, but were denied their share of it.
  2. AJ Oliver

    Black Lives Matter

    We know (but you do not, apparently) that a goodly portion of the violence around the protests is being committed by the far Reich and/or agents of various security forces. Only a bad faith Reichista would refuse to acknowledge this. Stop watching Reich Wing media - it is making you crazy.
  3. AJ Oliver

    The Lies of the Reich Have Real Consequences

    So in downtown Canada people only pay income tax if they are willing to do so? What a country. Why not tax wealth instead of income? Wealth taxes discourage people from sitting on their piles of money - and encourages them to put it to work.
  4. AJ Oliver

    Black National anthem

    I should have also pointed out that the Star Spangled Banner (also impossible to sing), has racist lyrics - see the third verse. And Francis S. Key was big on slavery. So perhaps you can understand why lots of African-Americans are not too wild about it. Surprised you did not know that . .
  5. AJ Oliver

    Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin

    And those thieving Reich-Wing bastards made the Veterans Administration buy 60 million doses of that magic elixir, and they also gave it to some Corona-sick vets. Pure corrupt evilness.
  6. AJ Oliver

    Michigan's starting to tank.

    Oh wait !! I take that back !! A Republican Ohio state official is claiming in a video shared to Facebook Thursday that she was asked to leave the Gettysburg Visitor Center and Museum for refusing to wear a mask. "This is not a law in Pennsylvania or in Ohio, where I come from, and it is an unconstitutional idea that our leaders have come up with," she said. Where does the Reich come up with all these nut cases ?
  7. AJ Oliver

    Black National anthem

    Our AA brethern & sisteren came up with a song that sends shivers up yer spine . . Seriously, go to a black church and listen to it. It is wondrous. And from their point of view, having been shunned and excluded so long, it's only fitting that the song is challenging enough musically that white folks simply cannot sing it. Best I can do is hum along.
  8. AJ Oliver

    Michigan's starting to tank.

    Boy I'm sure glad that we Ohioans aren't that dumb . . (Humor alert)
  9. AJ Oliver

    The Lies of the Reich Have Real Consequences

    I lucked into what I consider to be Calillac care at VA - through no fault or grace of my own. All of us need to fight for M4A
  10. AJ Oliver

    Quality of Corona-V Care Depends on Money

    I disagree - the fundamental problem is that access is denied to tens of millions.
  11. AJ Oliver

    Black Lives Matter

    Remarkable bad faith being shown here by those who deny that racism or police abuse of minorities are even "things". And they wonder why we call them the "Reich". Racism, in case you do not know, was a central pillar of Nazi "thought" - such as it was. So I changed my mind - @Dog is going back on the Reichista list.
  12. AJ Oliver

    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    We have young 'uns in Chicago that we want to visit, so we are following Corona-V news from there. They have done remarkably well in reducing the number of infections. https://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiYjUwNjEwN2QtYmJkYS00MTZmLTg4YjMtZGRkMzEzMmFmYjg4IiwidCI6IjcwMzZjZGE5LTA2MmQtNDE1MS04MTQ0LTk3ZGRjNTZlNzAyNyJ9 And they are not screwing around - as of Monday, visitors from Corona spiking states will face a 14 day quarantine. No idea how they will enforce it - could be interesting
  13. AJ Oliver

    Black Lives Matter

    Removing symbols and changing names is not the same as . . dealing with racism.
  14. AJ Oliver

    Summer reading ideas

    Jack London's Sea Wolf - still trying to figure out if I like it. But Jack showed in the book that he knew sailing. Don't know if it is open yet, but Jack London State Park, near Glen Ellen, CA is a must visit place - some great walking paths too.
  15. AJ Oliver

    Black Lives Matter

    A better label than "defund" might be "de-militarize" De-militarization of the police really needs to happen. This shows what happens all too often with militarized police . . (interesting time lapse video too) https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/26/opinion/blm-protests-police-violence.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3vtyUZxjpKkz9OXrwkhRWtqTu-XbQ0RjYynLPslO8DDdoc3xX2o3_Ze58