Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_TopicIcon
What Do You Think Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Avatar
DarkAquarian
Sun
Members
Forum Posts: 718
Member Since:
Friday, October 19, 2012
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
58
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 7:55 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

When reading boards it’s apparent that people heavily choose sides. Caught up in Dualism. One extreme end of a sprectrum cannot exist without the other.

Absolutes exist but we should live as if they do not always exist.

This topic originally was about as young woman’s chart, not possible laws.

Funny thing about law is most act as if laws are absolute. Jaywalking is illegal, especially at 2PM during heavy traffic, (hence the illegality), but if done at 2AM, should it be?

My point is that we should be United in the discussion of what does and doesn’t work, not picking sides. Doesn’t allow for fluctuation, revising of one’s views and continues to separate us humans.

The following users say thanks to DarkAquarian for this post:

jana, MissyB, Ann, klara
Avatar
jana
SuperStar
Limited Access
Forum Posts: 1781
Member Since:
Monday, March 23, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
60
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 8:52 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

I agree that it’s much more productive for people to discuss than just take sides. But if  a resolution is put forward with so many hotly contested themes conflated together it can’t help but cause people to react and pickup on the theme most objectionable to them. 

My initial reaction is that as a proposal it is siily. Too many themes not really thought out. at. all. I love idea of green energy….the fossil feul economy is a dinosaur….literally…..fracking is never going to replace what we need to run this bohemoth. But gender equity, pay gap, economic security for people unwilling to work conflated with elimination of air travel, re-constructing every building in the US, and getting rid of “farting cow” (acutally in the first release) can’t be taken seriously…by me at least.

These resoulution points are awesome. They would help previously unfunded voices to be heard during elections and might ensure we don’t have another economic collapse circa 2007. But even those would be better served if they were not mashed in with the rest of this thing:

Revoke corporate personhood by amending the Constitution to assert that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

Re-instate Glass-Steigall to separate out deposit banking from speculative banking.

Attacking corporate corruption of election with election reform that makes campaign funding public and equal.

Resume anti-trust laws and do away the too big to fail institutions.

Replace partisan oversight of elections with non-partisan election commissions

The following users say thanks to jana for this post:

DarkAquarian, klara
Avatar
jana
SuperStar
Limited Access
Forum Posts: 1781
Member Since:
Monday, March 23, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
61
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:05 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

Warped by Wuthering Heights said
But even if commissioned to be, is anyone really capable of being truly non-partisan? 

  

I get your point. But I think having reps from each party in the election overseeing might be the best that can be done.

There are true independents….I don’t find any party that mostly represents my thinking and concerns. I also wonder as people from the Democratic party become more disenchanted with the radical extreme Dems, a growing group, and fall in a more centrist position not Dem nor Rep…..are they closer to being non-partisan?

The following users say thanks to jana for this post:

Tam, Warped by Wuthering Heights, klara
Avatar
MissyB
Creating my life according to Universal Laws
Planetary ruler
Members
Forum Posts: 409
Member Since:
Monday, November 5, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
63
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:07 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

@DarkAquarian – I wish there was a “Love” button I could click on for your post #58. But here’s a heart for it. heart 

Happy Birthday to you and to all of our Aquarian EE friends. I appreciate you all. 🙂

I hope we can get back to the original topic of Elsa’s thread. 

Off to do a little Astro sleuthing of the asteroids in this young woman’s chart…

The following users say thanks to MissyB for this post:

DarkAquarian
Avatar
Ann
SuperStar
Limited Access

Members
Forum Posts: 1750
Member Since:
Friday, August 21, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
65
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 8:12 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

What do I think of AOC? I like her backstory. Her dad died at a young age and she was bar tending to help her mom pay for the bills. Her mom worked 2 jobs, cleaning houses and driving a school bus. Regular people. She graduated from Boston University and is now in Congress at only 29 years old. Say what you will but it’s impressive. It’s very different than someone who comes from money and ends up in congress through favors from mom and dad. If I were her mom, I’d be super proud.

I think her ideas are too idealistic but who knows where things will go. I think she was not at all prepared to actually win and is just learning. Hopefully she learns quick. She’s riling people up in both good and bad ways. 

Avatar
Sherry
Planetary ruler
Limited Access
Forum Posts: 423
Member Since:
Monday, December 20, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
66
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 8:47 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Although she is not running for
public office, ( THANK GOD)

Tomi Lahren is the epitome of
stupidity in the media. If she
didn’t look like Barbie and
flaunt her sexuality on the news,
nobody would pay attention to
her.

I would rather see Alexandra
Ocsaio-Cortez crazy than
Hitler Barbie crazy any day
of the week.

P.S. I am scared
to death about all the plastic
bottles and plastic bag pollution
in the ocean.

Plastic waste that cannot be
dissolved or removed from
the ocean by currents is a
very real, growing issue that
will need to be addressed.

Whether you think so or not.

I visited Ireland back in 2005.
Even back then, Ireland was
trying to do something about
it. They banned plastic
grocery bags. Children in a
park in Dundalk, Ireland
approached me. They told
me about Leprechauns and
asked me if I was concerned
about pollution in the ocean.
It was so refreshing to see
young children being taught
about pollution hazards. I
too had learned at a very
young age in school and
girl scouts about conserving
electricity, water and how
important it is to recycle.
It is habit with me now,
and I will turn 56 this year.

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 264
Currently Online: Elsa, DarkAquarian
176
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Newest Members:
dhakini65
Hugo6
BeckyT1964
Roos
Khaleesi
CherylT1988
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 13
Topics: 13978
Posts: 195517

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 448
Members: 3080
Moderators: 0
Admins: 5
Administrators: Elsa, Jilly, Satori, Brandon C, meaning2