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Sanders Blast 'Vulture Capitalists' and Colonialism in Puerto Rico


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Sanders Blast 'Vulture Capitalists' and Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Campaigning in Puerto Rico on Monday, Bernie Sanders railed against the "colonial-like relationship" that has allowed Wall Street "vulture capitalists" to profit off the debt-stricken territory's economic crisis and demanded that Congress and the Obama administration grant immediate relief.


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Go Bernie. I hope he blasts the Democratic vulture capitalists and colonialists (aka the neoliberals and neoconservatives) in the DNC convention.


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The senator also blasted a plan by House Republicans to create an "undemocratic control board" in Washington, D.C. which would oversee Puerto Rico's budget and spending.

Of course they (House Republicans) want to do that - because it worked so well in Flint.

There is no record of neoliberal austerity ever having worked, anywhere. Enough!


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Thank you Senator Sanders for representing the true values that democracy and real socialism embodies. The island of Puerto Rico has sacrificed its population in every war that the empire has elected to become involved in or start. During the Korean war more Puerto Rican casualties occurred than of any other ethnicity in the United States, the 65th infantry fought valiantly albeit misguided, and in return they get the boot. These Neoliberals are either really stupid and greedy or are purposefully trying to anger the worlds population into a revolt. Either way I am not sure how this will end but I fear that if Sanders does not win this election president Trump will nail the final nail on the coffin, it is not what I desire it is simply an observation.


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We all need to keep thanking Sanders for illuminating issues that would have never been discussed for even one minute through this entire election cycle if Sanders was not in the race.


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Beside American politics being the most corrupt, arguably on earth, American voters are also the stupidest! A candidate of integrity and commitment to the common good like Bernie Sanders comes along once in a lifetime and he is being sandbagged by the DNC/Dem Party hacks and elected sycophants, ignored/silenced by the corrupted media who also endorse and praise the most corrupt and bloodthirsty candidate in Hillary Clinton!
Enough to drive a person to drink.......as well as scream! GO Bernie!

Study Concludes Americans Are the Stupidest People on the Planet!

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Fighting for those who can't even vote for him: CHARACTER!


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I thought we overthrew King George, now we want to act like him?


#9

Kinda sad seeing Bernie out there all by himself. We can send $ and support him but where the hell are the other 'progressives' in the House and Senate?


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Neo-liberals are both greedy and doing this on purpose. He who has the guns and the gold make the rules, always and everywhere. Please look to see who is funding this mess of a " going out of business sale ". The idea of " careful what you wish for, you might just get it " comes to mind when someone offers you a loan for economic development. They're usually selling people hope for gain, while picking their pockets, slowly and meticulously And, if you think the European missionaries came to save the original Puerto Ricans and their descendants, and not to steal their eye teeth and everything else not nailed down, well...That's who they are, have always been and will be, always. On the upside, Sen. Sanders must not endorse Hillary's program but merely say she'd be better than Trump. Then go quietly back to Vermont for some much needed rest..Whether or not she is, doesn't matter. It has been a campaign about Bernie being a clanging alarm clock going off, and not a quick and easy savior. I have personally wavered from voting only if Bernie wins ( the primary ) to not voting at all ( the 2012 general ) to going to vote for the Green Party. I'll actually give them some dough, too. However, everyone's journey to how they vote in 2016 is a very personal one. There has been more than enough contrast, certainly. Because our choices are rather bleak, outside of a very narrow spectrum, Bernie actually is the best chance to wake up ( he's still polling the best, by far in the general ) the people. To stop oligarchy, et al and bide time for a gathering of people to counter-balance the prevailing tilt of things. And, the wins and energy of his campaign has proven this to be true. He may yet win but he's giving " you ", in the universal sense, the chance to have a lot more space in this upcoming 2016 election. And beyond into the future, as well.. My good friend, and college buddy, ran a Presidential campaign that never got out of the Midwest. He never got involved in national politics at that level, again. His words, " all lot of those people are real pricks. " And, that's the truth. Go Bernie!!! ( Meant for Pablo 30 )


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Doesn't make it o.k. To do this. This behavior screams across the world yet never gets much news play in America.


#13

Been going on how long?

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Along with a civilian army not a mercenary privatized army.


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I understand that Mr. Slick Willie has been flying the "mile high" with the pedophile billionaire Epstein on his specially furnished Boeing 737 aptly named "Lolita Express" having orgies with children as young as 12 and 14 yo. See details on:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/details-on-bill-clintons-ride-on-pedophiles-lolita-express-sought/article/2566852

What kind of a couple are they Billy and Hillary?, I wonder what their daughter thinks (if she thinks) about it and what Monika Lewinsky might say


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I would say no because they were the upper middle class. Yet even so they had a direct effect on the government war involvement because it effected those who had words and standing in the community.


#22

Oscar López Rivera.

2005 article in Mother Jones:
This Man Is Serving 75 Years for "Seditious Conspiracy." Is He a Danger to Society?
Members of Congress, Nobel laureates, and the Puerto Rican government say 33 years was enough for Oscar López Rivera. Now it's up to Obama.


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Wow geeeeezzzz, are the people really aware who they're voting for?


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I think you may be conflating venture capitalists with vulture capitalists, such as come in and buy up junk bonds at 10 cents on the dollar then hold out for 100% of face value and tie up any settlement for less. This is what happened in Argentina, among other places. Vulture capitalists are not venture capitalists who may actually assist a business and have skin in the game, so to speak. Vulture capitalists risk nothing except pennies on the dollar on a bad investment until they discovered they could hold out for it all. Thanks to Michael Milken for changing a high-risk investment into a corporate raiding, government destroying practice.
Vultures are an important element of the ecosystem that is vital to preventing the dead from destroying the living, sort of the reverse of 'vulture' capitalists. Hope you enjoy this photo I took recently of the real vultures whilst traveling.


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There are plenty of Democrats but very few progressives in either chamber. And they don't want to be ostracized by the Democratic leadership so there won't be much support coming from there. It's like in high school, if you aren't part of the in crowd you are left out of the power structure.