Release all Cannabis Prisoners and use all the money currently wasted on incarceration expenses to fund schools.

July 23, 2017

Why keep people in jail for a plant that’s now legal? Why PAY $40,000 a year per prisoner for a law that was simply wrong? WTF? This is a Smart Approach to Marijuana.

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Feel Free to Copy and Paste this artwork into your own Blog or Facebook Page. The campaign for legalization is working due to the tireless efforts of people that use social media… Thanks for helping out… When will the kind herb be legal nationwide?

 

How I Meditate. It’s easy to do and It improves mental health… AND… It Accelerates Global Awakening!

July 22, 2017

I lie down and close my eyes. Then I focus my attention on my breathing. Slow deep breaths with a silent verbal statement during each breath.

For Example:

[Inhale] My mind is completely relaxed  [Exhale] … [Inhale] My body is completely relaxed [Exhale] …  [Inhale] I’m going deeper and deeper into a Hypnotic Trance [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] Make me a Channel of thy peace [Exhale] … [Inhale] Where there is Sickness may I bring Health [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …

and then repeat the entire prayer again and again…

Sometimes I ask God What I should write on my Blog… Looking for divine inspiration for these words… seeking a little wisdom to share… Then I type my Ideas into the internet for people to read and share…

other times I ask God What should I do with my Art programs? Looking for basic concepts to express using Potatoshop?

Sometimes I fall asleep and have Colorful Dreams where I go visit an Art Gallery and see Imaginary Paintings…

It is possible to do this style of Meditation while walking. Focus your attention on your breathing, think positive uplifting thoughts and thank God for this wonderful world. Choose your own God to thank. [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] Watch where you are going and observe the beautiful flowers and trees… they are your brothers and sisters… Observe the beautiful rivers, oceans and the morning dew on the trees… we are mostly water and it’s healing to view water… or swim… Some people find the Mantra “OM” is a powerful word. It rhymes with HOME but it’s a word in a language that’s not English. Ram Dass recommends Mantras written in Sanskrit but I find that they are confusing… He meditates by repeating “RAM” while paying attention to his breathing… That doesn’t work for me because RAM in English stands for Random Access Memory – a computer term or a Brand name of a TRUCK or a male sheep or goat… It doesn’t do me any good to focus my thoughts on a BIG TRUCK… SO, I choose my own Mantra… “Thank You” works for me.

If your current God turns out to be a disaster then fire that God and find a different one that works! There are over one million different Gods in Hinduism alone. and… there are Many different Religions or lack of Religions in practice in the world today. Do you worship Money? Is that working out? Do you currently worship Jesus or Allah? Well, those paths work just fine for many people but… if they are leading you to chronic unhappiness then simply stop doing that. Just Stop with the self inflicted punishment and choose something else. What about worshipping a plant or worshipping ALL plants and ALL animals? We are all one big happy family… Try dancing around a campfire at night while playing the drums… Might work!

 

Trump voters are getting anxious as The Donald fails to do anything. They wonder when, if ever, he will Make America Great Again…

July 22, 2017

No Jobs, No repeal and replace of Obamacare, No Wall with Mexico, No Repair of Infrastructure… Nothing!  All he does is talk, talk, talk… We have a great need for better jobs that pay a living wage. We have a need to bring manufacturing factories back to America. We have a need to FIX the problems with Obamacare. We have a need to Cut Defense Spending and End these pointless Wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. We have a need to Cut Taxes for the Middle Class and Poor. Why can’t the Republicrime Party Get to work? We all can agree that Trump’s a Nothing Burger!

Maybe we should become Allies with Russia. End the Cold War and learn how to do business together.

July 21, 2017

What if Trump’s right? What if all this anti-Russian panic is absurd? Why don’t we stop with all the fear and loathing an let Exxon Mobil drill for oil in Siberia? We had a good partnership in World War Two. Then there was decades of bizarre anti communist panic.

I heard that during the 1950s Senator Joe McCarthy and the House In American Activities Committee hassled folksingers like Pete Seeger about whether or not he was a member of the communist party. People in Hollywood had their careers ruined because the government was afraid that they would use the power of films to influence public opinion and allow Commie Ideas to brainwash the masses. Seems absurd now…

Then we fought wars in Korea, Vietnam and Nicaragua to prevent creeping Communism from taking over the World. Well, we found out that even the USSR and China didn’t like Communism. Not much danger of that economic system taking over… In the mean time, the USA lost over 50,000 lives and spent trillions of dollars fighting an enemy that was doomed to fail from within.

Why don’t we just learn to get along? Sure, their country has problems. For example: they kill newspaper reporters that criticize Putin and they let their “Mafia” steal all the “Worker’s Assets”. Yes, THEY have troubles but are they not our troubles but THEIRS? Shouldn’t we stop trying to “Improve” their government’s behavior by imposing Sanctions? Why can’t we be friends?

If we stopped believing the Cold War Brainwashing maybe everyone would be better off…

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How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100…

July 21, 2017

Every Senator has a form used by constituents to express their opinion… They only care about opinions from people that live in their state… Pretend to be a real voter in their state by using a valid street address. Look up a valid street address using Google Maps Street View and the USPS zip code lookup. Then when you are expressing your opinion as to how they should vote on a bill you appear to be a real voter… and you can express your opinion to up to 100 Senators…  Many of the forms check for a valid zip code and reject opinions from non voters. It’s possible to express your opinion to many Senators and Congressmen even though you don’t live in their state… or even in the USA. Simply put the little golden man on a street in the appropriate state and presto-changeo an address appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen…

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

https://www.google.com/maps

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action

Find your House of Representatives Contact Form Using this link.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Here are some subjects that I am concerned about:

1. Save Social Security and Medicare. The House of Representatives just passed a budget bill that cuts payment of these programs.

2. Either FIX Obamacare or create a Single Payer Medicare for all healthcare system. Obviously Trumpcare is horrible. Repeal and Replace is a mean idea and a total failure of the Republicrime party.

3. Legalize Marijuana nationwide, tax it and use that money to fund schools. This system has worked great in Colorado. Release all Prisoners that are incarcerated for Cannabis related crimes. That would save the taxpayers a fortune. It’s obvious that We the People want Recreational Marijuana Legalized.

4. Let’s NOT pay for the F-35 Jet Airplane. It’s something that the USA Does Not Need. It’s simply Corporate Welfare for Lockheed. Let’s reduce spending on the military in general. One way is to stop all these wars. The USA is stuck in an Orwellian “Forever War” in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. What a total waste of lives and money. Have you seen photographs of the city called Mosul? We bombed the hell out of that city and now it’s just a pile of rubble where homes used to stand. Total Evil in the name of fighting ISIS, a group that we “accidentally” armed.

5. Let’s return the Environmental Protection Agency to an Agency that Protects the Environment. Under the failed Trump Administration it’s become an agency that enables corporations to pollute. It’s run by Scott Pruitt, a man that has sued the EPA to prevent the Agency from enforcing Environmental laws.

6. Let’s drain the swamp. Trump has appointed 193 corporate CEOs and Lobbyists to senior positions in government. This enables the 1% to get their wishes granted. Read Elizabeth Warren’s Opinion at: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/07/elizabeth_warren_gives_preside.html

7. Let’s hire thousands of computer programmers to make our systems hacker proof. There are reports that the computers at nuclear power plants have had hacking attempts made on their business systems. If those hacking attempts ever succeed there may be a massive power outage nationwide. Looting and The End of Western Civilization will follow.

8. Let’s get rid of the Electoral College. Twice it has selected a President that did not get the majority of votes. George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore and then he turned out to be a very bad quality President. Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton and he also has turned out to be a bad quality President. Let’s learn from our mistakes and stop using the Electoral College.

 

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and now for something completely different… Original Art!

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Bubble UP Economics… a plan that actually might work! Read more at:

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-bubble-up-economics-works-give-all.html

 

 

Medicare for All. A simple way to provide healthcare for America. Like they have in Canada or Australia.

July 19, 2017

Since Trumpcare has failed and Obamacare is not perfect, it’s time for the people of America to ask our elected Representatives to craft a Great Healthcare System. We can look to the other countries of the world for examples of how to do it. Look at Australia… ‘resident Trump says they have a better system… well, why don’t we create a similar system? It will make the corporate lobbyists mad but why don’t we do what’s right for the people?

Our ‘resident declares that “It’s not my fault” that Republicans fail to Repeal and Replace Obamacare. AND… “It’s not my fault” if Obamacare is not perfect… That’s not leadership… Will we suffer through four years of a Failed Trump Presidency doing nothing but blaming other people? What a whiner… Why didn’t Trump make a nationwide speech explaining how the Republican health care plan was wonderful? Because their plan was very bad and Trump knew it. They had 13 old white men and their lobbyists write a healthcare bill and the vast majority of the people in the USA hated it. Total Fail.

“Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. Every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America’s health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program.” – Bernie Sanders
https://berniesanders.com/medicareforall/

Save Social Security and Medicare. US House of Representatives Bill proposes Drastic Cuts and Increased Defense Spending.

July 18, 2017

Now that Trumpcare has died, the House Republicrimes have started an effort to steal from the poor and give to the rich. It’s a reverse Robin Hood Bill. It includes funding for the F-35 Jet Airplane. A bomber that the USA does not need and the Pentagon does not want. Make sure you go protest at your Senators and Congressman’s offices. If you cant go there in Person, email them, call them or write them a letter.

Here is an organization that organizes protest marches… https://www.indivisibleguide.com/about-us/

The House Budget proposal cuts Medicare and Social Security and increases spending on defense. It’s Backwards, Corporate Welfare.

July 18, 2017

It is the opposite of what voters want. Republicrimes are the puppets of the Super Rich.  Please email your representative and tell them your opinion.  http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

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It’s Time to protest in the offices of the House Republicrimes

Under the House plan, defense spending would steadily increase over 10 years while nondefense discretionary spending would decline to $424 billion — 23 percent below the $554 billion the federal government is spending in that category this year.

Unlike Trump’s budget, the House proposal cuts into Medicare and Social Security — entitlement programs that the president has pledged to preserve.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-gop-unveils-budget-plan-that-attaches-major-spending-cuts-to-coming-tax-reform-bill/2017/07/18/6e68b679-c63a-4dd1-a3da-e191636946ad_story.html?utm_term=.d1aaa8420d3a

 

We live in Feudalism 2.0 with Wage Slavery. Employee Owned Businesses or Customer Owned Businesses are a better way.

July 18, 2017

What we have today is an economic system where the super rich have purchased Senators and Congressmen who pass laws designed to steal from the poor and give to the rich.  It’s a lot like Feudalism where the Lords owned the land and the peasants worked it as serfs. Nowadays we are wage slaves. There IS an alternative…

 
WINCO is an example of an employee owned business.
https://www.wincofoods.com/
North Coast CO-OP grocery store is an example of a customer owned business. http://www.northcoast.coop/
Coast Central Credit Union is an alternative to Giant Banks like Bank of America. It was “Too big to fail” so the taxpayers paid for their real estate gambling addiction.
https://www.coastccu.org/

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Great Book: What Then Must We Do… Gar Alperovitz talked about his book, What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, in which he argues that the U.S. economy needs to be more responsive to ordinary citizens. He also talked about the need to build on the “Occupy” movement.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?312536-1/must

Democracy Collaborative engages with communities and institutions to connect them with innovative strategies, models and training to build community wealth in their neighborhoods.
http://democracycollaborative.org/

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Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way by Richard Wolff.

Are we to believe, with Margaret Thatcher, that an economic system with endlessly repeated cycles, costly bailouts for financiers and now austerity for most people is the best human beings can do? Capitalism’s recurring tendencies toward extreme and deepening inequalities of income, wealth, and political and cultural power require resignation and acceptance – because there is no alternative?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jun/24/alternative-capitalism-mondragon

The Mondragon Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragon_Corporation

Richard Wolff official website: http://www.rdwolff.com/

I oppose the NDAA as it funds the F-35 airplane. A corporate welfare program for Lockheed.

July 17, 2017

The F-35 is an incredibly expensive new airplane that the USA has no need for. If we simply reduced spending on war we could afford to pay for healthcare for all Americans. As it is we are stuck in Forever-War in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. We recently defeater ISIS in Mosul but the victory was not greeted with Parades and Cheering in the USA because ISIS has now spread to different countries and different towns… This huge increase in spending for the military encourages Trump to start another war in order to justify the spending… and get even more for the corporate greed machine.

House passes NDAA authorizing huge spending boost for Trump’s Defense Department

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-passes-ndaa-authorizing-huge-spending-boost-for-trumps-defense-department/article/2628681

Trump advocates Fracking… mocks Wind Power… Fracking causes water pollution and severe health problems in people.

July 17, 2017

Just another example of how Trump is the puppet of Exxon and the fossil fuel industry. No thinking human could be in favor of fracking, they have to be bought..

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-putin-would-have-preferred-hillary-shed-decimate-military-and-build

How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100…

July 17, 2017

Pretend to be a real voter in their state by using a valid street address. They have to believe that you are a real voter if the street address is valid.

Look up a valid street address using Google Maps Street View and the USPS zip code lookup.  Many of the forms check for a valid zip code and reject opinions from non voters.  Simply put the little golden man on a street in the appropriate state and presto-changeo an address appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen… Then copy and paste that address into the USPS webpage…

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

https://www.google.com/maps

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action
Find your House of Representatives Contact Form Using this link.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Donald Trump Jr. – What do the Mysterious Russian Documents say? Supposedly they incriminate the DNC and Hillary Clinton…

July 17, 2017

Does Trump Jr still have them?  Did they burn the documents? Did Jared Kushner keep them? Paul Manafort? Is this the smoking gun?

A man who says he is a previously unreported attendee of the controversial meeting in June 2016 between top Trump campaign advisers and a Russian lawyer said the attorney presented the men with documents. Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who served in the Soviet military, told The Associated Press on Friday that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, presented documents that she believed detailed the flow of illicit funds to the Democratic National Committee.

In Akhmetshin’s recounting, Veselnitskaya suggested to those in the meeting — including Donald Trump Jr.; President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort; and Jared Kushner, who’s now a White House senior adviser — that they make the contents of the documents public. She said that doing so could help Trump’s campaign, Akhmetshin said.
“This could be a good issue to expose how the DNC is accepting bad money,” he recalled her saying.

http://www.businessinsider.com/rinat-akhmetshin-trump-jr-meeting-russia-documents-2017-7

Trump uses the “BUT MOMMY, EVERYBODY’S DOING IT” excuse for Junior’s bad behavior.

July 17, 2017

That excuse might have worked when Junior was 5 years old but now, it’s pathetic. The ‘resident says that since Hillary met with Ukrainians, it was OK for Junior to meet with Russians. What if BOTH were wrong? Just because someone ELSE has done the same crime is no excuse.

And now I see junior on Fox TV saying that he didn’t get anything that he could use to attack Hillary with… Is he telling the Truth? Is this the complete story? Did he just happen to not mention the documents he got from the Russian Lawyer?

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Jr. et al May Be Complicit in Espionage

“The law was violated,” House Minority Leader insists.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/07/nancy-pelosi-trump-aides-broke-law/

People will write anything if they are paid enough… Check out this pro-nuke article by a Fellow at The Heritage Foundation… Stephen Moore

July 17, 2017

He spends half a sentence on atomic waste in this article… That’s the fatal flaw of Nuclear Power… You have to store it for thousands of years and guard it as well… We can’t have terrorists stealing the radioactive waste to build a dirty bomb.

He says: “I’m not a cheerleader for nuclear power. The storage of nuclear waste and the accidents such as Fukushima make everyone understandably nervous.” He’s Right! People ARE nervous… Nukes are dangerous!

I heard that people near Three Mile Island could Taste The Air… It tasted “Metallic”.

One thing he fails to notice is that power companies hate Nuclear power and love solar/wind. No new nukes have been built since the 1970’s and hundreds of solar/wind plants have been built… That’s reality. PG&E and SoCal Edison simply refuse to go Nuke.

Stephen Moore: Author of “Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy”

http://www.qconline.com/opinion/why-do-the-greens-hate-nuclear-power/article_74619ff7-da99-5e9b-9e34-c5e3b2a6ee12.html

 

25th Amendment – How to replace a president who has health problems

July 17, 2017

There are a few ways to remove Trump from office… Impeachment is the obvious first choice but Disability has potential… If he becomes bored with being ‘resident he can voluntarily step down. He has a history of declaring bankruptcy in business deals, would this be any different? If his cabinet agrees that he can’t do the job they can force him to quit. If he goes to a hospital for example… Not that unlikely as he is older than dirt and lives a high stress lifestyle… He cannot serve if he is locked up in Jail…

Disability Clause
The 25th Amendment provides two remedies when a president is disabled. 1. The president of his own volition may turn over the power of his office to the vice president. 2. The vice president, with the assent of a majority of the leading members of the cabinet, may make himself acting president on a temporary basis. http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/812

It’s time for Generation X to start leading the USA. Who can lead us? Please post some names…

July 17, 2017

The baby boomers are really old and all of us should retire. Look at Canada and France. They have Presidents that are young and smart not old and senile like Trump. Who can lead the USA? Mark Zuckerberg? Gavin Newsome? Who? Please post some names in the comments section… I simply don’t know anyone from your generation… Jenna Marbles? Rachael Maddox? who?

When will the Failed Trump Administration start working on Jobs? Not minimum wage McJobs but good jobs where a person can earn a decent living.

July 17, 2017

Stop all this absurd nonsense and Do something REAL. American Retail Sales businesses are failing because people shop at Amazon for cheaper price. Soon all Malls will be ghost towns as KMART, Sears, Radio Shack and Macy’s close stores… Many people work as clerks in those stores… The entire “brick and mortar” store system is in crisis and there is no hope in sight. What will people do for a living now that factory jobs are done in China and Retail jobs are being automated out of existence?

This is an issue that is more important than Russian interference in the 2016 election.

How Bubble-Up Economics Works. Give all working people a Raise and we will spend it in American Businesses.

July 17, 2017

If we raise the Minimum Wage, those employees will spend more money at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. There will be a need to hire more people to serve the new customers. Reducing unemployment costs. Those extra employed people will be spending their paychecks at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. Causing the need for more hiring. Those extra employed people will be spending their paychecks at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. Causing the need for more hiring. Those extra employed people will be spending their paychecks at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. Causing the need for more hiring. These are people that pay taxes… Not Greed Freaks that Hide their money in the Cayman Islands…

The Extra Money just “Bubbles UP” throughout the entire economy…  Everyone wins…

Just giving more money to the Super Rich will not help anyone. They already have more than they can possibly spend. Corporate Welfare just encourages them to slack off and not put any effort into running their companies smartly… Why TRY when the Government will just give you free money?

Compulsive Hoarding of Money Syndrome Can be Cured! Simply Join Greed Freaks Anonymous and GET HELP!

Read more at: https://gvan42.blogspot.com/

 

Legalize and Tax Marijuana Nationwide.

July 16, 2017

Use that money to fund Healthcare for all Americans.

Read more on my blog: https://gvan42.blogspot.com/

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