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Bernie's Voices is a long overdue category on Yabberz. Bernie represents a passionate movement in our Country today - a movement to embrace policies that are more aggressively progressive and less capitalistic than those in our recent history. Bernie makes many compelling arguments e.g., free college education and healthcare as a right. He presents these arguments in a way that is easy to follow and are extremely popular with younger voters as well as folk turned-off by some of the power struggles in the modern DNC. He is also one of the most visible advocates that Climate Change is an urgent National Security concern. I look forward to learning more about Bernie myself by reading discussions in this topic area.
Social Justice is a new topic area to discuss issues of income economics, racial and other inequalities that exist in our policies and social order. Social Justice is another topic which I am excited to continue to read and learn about from our community of thoughtful posters. When I first heard the phrase "Social Justice", it was in the context of Black Lives Matter and I really did not understand its meaning at all. While I have always reacted to #BLM with "wait, wait but ... All Lives Matter", the 2016 campaign gave me pause as to how little in some communities we have progressed from Jim Crowe days. Social Justice is not just a race thing, it is also about gender inequalities, cultural understanding and more. Gender inequality in terms of pay and position is still a huge issue even in our highly progressive home of Silicon Valley. Social Justice needs attention, and we now have a category to give it just that.
Find the two new topics in the top menu bar, as well as in the drop-down menu category menu when posting.
As always best wishes to everyone. Melissa and I are doing well, and we are enjoying the relative harmony of the new Yabberz. At the same time we feel the mission to #Resist is more important than ever. Despite the daily issues with the new Trump administration, the reality is that Obamacare repeal will likely pass and many more damaging policies are in motion. Trump is not likely going to be impeached, and 2018 is the best window for progress. We need to stay motivated and attentive as a community - always recruiting and motivating with fact based arguments.
Apologize again to those experiencing the backspace/delete issue in Chrome 58. I check everyday to see if someone has found a simple work-around fix. We expect resolution by June 9th with release of Chrome 59.
A good workaround in the meantime is to select the text, and Cut it (Ctrl-X). It beats backspacing one letter at a time.