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Bernie Sanders calls for Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide. An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Please Sign Petition.

February 11, 2018

Sisters and Brothers -I am writing you about an issue of grave consequence that affects the lives of millions of Americans and greatly impacts our democracy – namely the continued federal prohibition on marijuana and the need for reform of our criminal justice system.
As you know, a number of states (including my state of Vermont) have decriminalized or legalized the possession, use and sale of marijuana in recent years. Under the Obama Administration, the Justice Department took no action against these states or the people in those states. However, the Trump Administration has taken a very different stance with Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatening to prosecute. That would be a huge mistake and move us in exactly the wrong direction.
Here’s why:
Millions of Americans have had their lives impacted by the federal prohibition on marijuana – arrests, convictions and even jail time. Even when people don’t go to jail, the criminal record they receive makes it harder for them to find a job, get housing or go to college. Is this a widespread problem? It sure is. In 2016 alone, over half a million people were arrested for marijuana possession.
These harmful impacts are felt far more acutely in communities of color and poor communities because enforcement of marijuana laws is much stricter there than in more affluent, white communities. Incredibly, African Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana even though marijuana usage rates are basically the same across racial lines.
Of course, marijuana prohibition is part of a larger failed war on drugs that has led to the great national crisis of mass incarceration. Some 1.5 million people were arrested for a drug related offense in 2016 – over 80 percent of which were for possession alone. We need to stop criminalizing addiction. We need to stop criminalizing recreational marijuana use.
The criminal justice system is not the answer to drug abuse. Addiction is a health problem and we should start treating it that way. While communities all across the country lack adequate resources for treatment or prevention, we are spending approximately $50 billion a year on the war on drugs. That’s absurd. We need to get our priorities right.
And that starts with making our voices heard:
Sign my petition if you agree it is long past time for the government to end its failed war on drugs and instead invest in programs that focus on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. This is an important issue that impacts almost everyone and we should all make our voices heard.
This so-called war on drugs has led us to have over 2 million people in prison – disproportionately poor and from communities of color. Our incarceration rate is the highest in the world – higher even than authoritarian countries like China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.
Further, what is not often discussed is how the war on drugs and mass incarceration is impacting the essence of our democracy. People with felony convictions cannot vote in many states. Today, for that reason alone, over 6 million Americans are denied access to the ballot.
Uneven enforcement and the fact that people of color receive longer sentences for the same offenses than white defendants means more felony convictions in those communities. And that means – surprise, surprise – fewer voters.
In other words, the war on drugs is robbing those minority and lower income communities of their political power. In Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee over 20 percent of voting age African Americans are disenfranchised because of felony convictions. It’s not too hard to figure out what’s going on here. The communities most impacted by these policies are systematically stripped of their ability in our democratic system to politically fight back.
Why hasn’t something been done to fix this problem? You know the reason. The sad truth is that some politicians benefit from people not being able to vote. All too often these are the same politicians who are trying to disenfranchise voters in other ways, such as restrictive voter ID laws or extreme gerrymandering.
This has got to change.
We need the highest voter turnout in the world, not the highest incarceration rate. We need to provide treatment for people with substance abuse problems, not lock them up.
As a first step, we need to remove marijuana from Category 1 of the federal Controlled Substances Act where it is currently ranked alongside drugs like heroin. In fact, marijuana is classified more harshly than cocaine. That doesn’t make any sense.
Let’s have states decide the issue of marijuana for themselves like they do with alcohol. More and more states are moving in the direction of decriminalization. Let them make those decisions without federal interference.
Let’s invest in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
Let’s reform our criminal laws and take other steps to dismantle mass incarceration. Among other steps forward we need to ban private prisons and create new federal policing standards.
Let’s restore the voting rights of all Americans.
If you share my goal of making these important reforms please sign this petition:
Sign my petition if you agree it is long past time for the government to end its failed war on drugs and instead invest in programs that focus on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. This is an important issue that impacts almost everyone and we should all make our voices heard.
In Solidarity, Bernie Sanders

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Free Art! #DumpTrump #BerserkerPOTUS copy and paste at will… Feel free to Pirate! Mushroom Visions for your enjoyment…

February 10, 2018

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I Oppose Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling. Protect our coasts from Ecological Disaster. We just don’t need more oil wells. ANYWHERE.

February 10, 2018

Trump promotes obsolete energy ideas. The future is Solar and Wind Power electric cars. We do not need to pump any more dead dinosaur fuel… No More Oil, No More Coal… Trump’s Ideas are not just Crazy, they are Dangerous! Coal and Oil cause Global Warming… Hurricanes… Wildfires… ECO-DISASTERS.

What if we put our effort into inventing clean cars? That’s Smart Policy!

Offshore Oil Wells leak and cause oil spills killing wildlife and fouling our beaches. No fun to swim in black goo… In the 1960’s I swam in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara and we had to wash our feet with paint thinner to remove the black goo that stuck to bottom of our feet.

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2018/02/is-stock-market-crash-due-to-trumps.html

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2018/02/why-is-trump-afraid-of-dems-nunes.html

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Why is Trump Afraid of the Dem’s Nunes Rebuttal Memo? #ReleaseTheDemsMemo #BerserkerPOTUS

February 10, 2018

After the Nunes Memo Flopped, the nation waited to read the Democratic Rebuttal Memo to see if there was any valid information on the subject of FISA Spying on Carter Page. However, we will have to keep on waiting as President Trump failed to release the memo…

The entire FOX media hype campaign seems to be focused on firing Rob Rosenstein so a new Justice Department appointee can stop the Russia Investigation…

I guess that Trump is desperate to end the Trump/Russia investigation because he is guilty…

#ReleaseTheDemMemo #DumpTrump

 

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Digital Paintings of Tropical Fish… and Mao Quote about Country Joe and the Fish…

February 8, 2018

 

“The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea. ” – Mao
Origin on the name of Country Joe and the Fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I OPPOSE Trump’s Military Parade and his Nuclear Missile Upgrade. Total Waste of Taxpayer Dollars…

February 7, 2018

Upgrading our Nukes makes it more likely that he will use them. Causing global extinction of humans.  A parade will wreck Pennsylvania Ave. It seems like the type of parade they have in the Soviet Union… Just like everything else in Trump’s Presidency he LOVES the USSR. Wishes he was a Dick-Tater… https://gvan42.blogspot.com/

Red-State Democrats Think Legal Marijuana Can Help Them Win seats in Congress

With sky-high approval rates, pot is an issue challengers say will cure the Democratic malaise in Trump country.

Dan Canon for Indiana Congressional Seat.
https://canonforindiana.com/

Amy McGrath for Kentucky Congressional Seat
https://www.amymcgrathforcongress.com/

Great Movie: “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. explains Global Warming

This movie calls for action to save life as we know it on planet Earth. As we saw last year, Global Warming caused Three Hurricanes in the USA, Tornados and VAST wildfires in California.

Soon the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast will be uninhabitable as it will get blasted by hurricanes every year… No matter how many times Trump’ EPA declares that Global Warming is a hoax, the damage is real. Trump is lying when he says “Clean Coal”.

It seems like the only place in the USA that will be safe to live in will be the Coast of Northern California, Oregon and Washington State.

We can save ourselves by simply using less electricity generated by coal, driving fewer miles or buying a high mileage car.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Inconvenient_Truth
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497116/

and… An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power …
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6322922/

Cosmic ART, Arcata Tourism and Opinion pages… Big FUN for the Whole Family…

December 8, 2017

 

“Flower Power”, “Friends Forever and eight other psychedelic images created in digital paint programs
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/flower-power-friends-forever-and-eight.html

Kinetic Sculpture Race in Eureka, CA. In the Humboldt Bay
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/kinetic-sculpture-race-in-eureka-ca-in.html

Darryl Cherney and the Chernobyls play the Harvest Festival in Arcata, CA. Earth First Band.
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/darryl-cherney-and-chernobyls-play.html

I oppose sending more soldiers to Afghanistan. Endless War for Profit. We have been there for many years and have never been close to winning. No one can even say what the goal is… Just an endless war with no mission. Pointless destruction…
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/i-oppose-sending-more-soldiers-to.html

“Cosmic Fish Kinetic Sculpture”, “Friendly Alien” and 40 other psychedelic Images
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/cosmic-fish-kinetic-sculpture-friendly.html

“No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” by Naomi Klein – BOOK recommended by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/no-is-not-enough-resisting-trumps-shock.html

Democrats Launch “Resistance Summer” Focused on Healthcare, Education & Social Security
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/democrats-launch-resistance-summer.html

Picture of Colon Powell standing in front of Picasso’s Guernica… at censored press conference at United Nations before the start of Iraq War.
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A Brief History of the Vietnam War. 58,000 Americans died for nothing…

December 6, 2017

 

During the 1950s Americans went into a Panic about Communists taking over the world. We built thousands of Nuclear Missiles and fallout shelters. The US Congress had witch hunts (Joe McCarthy-HUAC) to expose Commies who worked in The Hollywood Movie business and blacklisted folksingers that were leading our young people astray with anti-war songs. During the height of this hysteria Vice President Richard Nixon went on Television and explained “the Domino Principle”
while pointing to a map of Asia. His theory was that one by one those countries over there would turn Commie and soon they would take over Mexico and threaten the American Way of Life. Soon, President Eisenhower and Kennedy sent advisors to help the South Vietnamese soldiers fight the North Vietnamese soldiers. Then President Johnson sent even More American Soldiers to fight the Viet Cong. Then President Nixon continued the War for another 5 years before eventually he decided to allow the South Vietnamese to fight their own war and we left. Quickly the South lost and thousands of Boat People fled South Vietnam because they thought they would be killed.
As it turned out, The Domino Principle was false. Communism did not take over the world. The entire war was a waste of lives and money.

The main reason we ended the Vietnam War was the huge protest movement against the war. Lead by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the Yippies, The Students for a Democratic Society and The Weatherman staged immense protest marches expressing the desire of the American People to end the war. Eventually the US government got the message…

Ho Chi Minh was the heroic leader of North Vietnam. He successfully threw out the French Colonialists and The Americans. He reunited his country and Vietnamese people ruled Vietnam.

The Vietnam War inspired many anti-war protest songs. Country Joe and the Fish’s “Fixing to Die Rag”, Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant, The Door’s “Unknown Soldier and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” and “Big Muddy” by Pete Seeger…

Then the Draft (forcing people to go fight in wars) ended and we were at Peace for Ten Years…

Many corporations profited from the War in Vietnam including Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Hughes Aircraft. The Government bought a lot of Napalm, Agent Orange and Helicopters.
Some say that corporations had President Kennedy Assassinated because he was going to end the war and they wouldn’t reap the profits…

President Lyndon Johnson was the main promoter of the Vietnam War. He is the one that changed from sending advisors to sending combat troops. Even after it became obvious that we could not win he continued to send more combat troops because he did not want to be the first President to lose a war. Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense at the beginning of the war and then he quit because all his experts said that we could not win. At one point, Barry Goldwater (The Republican Candidate for President) recommended dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi but he lost the Election to LBJ and we never dropped any. We did drop an astonishing amount of traditional bombs, Napalm
(jellied gasoline) and Agent Orange (a defoliant). That killed about two million Vietnamese people. Since they were fighting in defense of their own country they were able to outlast the Americans because they were interested in winning. The American public became opposed to the war in such numbers that eventually Richard Nixon ended the war. At one point, Nixon was so afraid of the protesters that he encircled the White House with Buses parked end to end so that people could not jump over the fence and attack. One protest march walked from the Lincoln Memorial in DC to the Pentagon in Virginia and encircled it. The plan was to hold hands, sing and chant until the Pentagon levitated into the air vibrated and collapsed into a pile of rubble. This march was documented in the Norman Mailer book “Armies of the Night”.

Many thanks to all who protested the war as we saved countless lives. Including my own.
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At Kent State University in Ohio 4 Students were murdered by the National Guard during an anti-war demonstration. This caused widespread outrage among the people of the USA. After all, when a species starts killing it’s children extinction is not far away. Why these 4 deaths caused more of a backlash than the thousands of soldiers dying in Vietnam is a mystery. Maybe it’s because of the Freedom of Speech guarantee of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The Night before the murder students burned down the ROTC building. (Reserve Officers Training Corps) That arson was used as the excuse for the National Guard to arm it’s men with real bullets. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young wrote a great song documenting the murder called “Ohio.”

At UC Santa Barbara students burned down the Bank of America building. That building was selected because the BofA was making a profit off the war.

The revolutionary organization “The Weathermen” blew up over 100 buildings in an attempt to “Bring the War Home”. The Idea was that if the horrors of war were happening in the USA, the public would quickly grow tired of the war and ask our leaders to end it. Eventually, that is exactly what happened. “The Weathermen” selected organizations that were enabling the war for bombing targets. No people were ever hurt by the bombings only buildings. Including the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

Muhammed Ali refused to go to war and was arrested and convicted of draft dodging. At the time he was the most famous man in the world. He was a boxer. He said: “No Vietnamese ever called me nigger”. Martin Luther King also opposed the war. So did Dr Benjamin Spock the author of the book “Baby and Child Care” which was the most popular book about how to raise children among the parents of the Baby Boom generation. Jane Fonda went to North Vietnam to visit the Army there and took many famous photographs that were printed in the newspapers worldwide. She was protesting Against the war and using her Fame as a Hollywood Movie Star to get attention to her views. Those photographs enraged people in favor of the war.

The draft had a tendency to select people who were poor. Anyone who was attending college got a student deferment. That meant that people who were too poor to afford going to college were drafted while students were excused from the war. Practically speaking, soldiers had a tendency to be Black, Hispanic or Native American. Rich people could also get a doctor to write a letter stating that their patient had medical reasons that made serving in the military impossible. For Example: Donald Trump was excused from service due to “Bone Spurs”… a medical condition that made it impossible for him to march… It’s very likely that this medical condition was totally phony and was just an excuse… A friend of mine got a deferment for having surf bumps on his feet. He couldn’t wear Army Boots…

William F Buckley was TOTALLY WRONG about the Vietnam War. He had a popular TV talk show where he would debate liberals. He was supposed to be a brilliant conservative thinker however, he was actually clueless about the war. At the time his show was on TV there were only 3 TV networks and his show was watched by millions of Americans. His opinions influenced the thinking of many “Right-Wing” Republicans. He was sort of like Rush Limbaugh or Fox TV News. A voice of the government. He believed that people should simply do what they are told. He was a skilled debater and could make seemingly believable arguments. Then these concepts were
repeated by millions of Americans… He put words in the mouth of parents that were worried that their children were running away to live in Hippie Communes and smoking Marijuana… Could it be that William F Buckley was a paid stooge of corporations that were making a profit on the war?

Walter Cronkite spoke up against the war. He was a TV News Anchorman and one of the most beloved people in America. He was regarded as a trustworthy father figure. When he came out against the war it was a sign that the people of the USA had had enough. He influenced public opinion greatly.

The “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” was fake. It was used as a reason for our involvement in Vietnam’s Civil War. It was an event that did not happen.

Barry Goldwater ran for President against Lyndon Johnson and lost. Barry believed that we could win the war by dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam. The American people thought nuking Vietnam was a bad idea. So Johnson Won.

The Chicago Riots at the Democratic Convention: Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the YIPPIES! (Youth International Party) asked for a million protesters to assemble in a park in Chicago during the Convention. The Police attacked the protesters with billy clubs and the riot was televised. Chanting “The Whole World is Watching” protesters fought with police. Later there was a trial of “The Chicago 7” and they were all convicted of inciting a riot. Later on appeal they were all found
innocent and the Judge (Julius Hoffmann) of the first trial was convicted of obstruction of justice. One of the people of trial (Bobby Seal) was bound and gagged so he would not talk during the trial. A Great song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young documents these events. It was also covered in Abbie Hoffman’s Book “Woodstock Nation”. Another great book of his was called “Steal This Book” a guide to how to live as a revolutionary in America by getting everything for free so a person did
not have to work at a job for money.

The Anti-War movement caused President Lyndon Johnson to decide to Not run for re-election. He was discouraged by constantly being blamed for the USA losing the war. Often protesters encircled the White House and chanted “Hey, Hey, LBJ. How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?” this constant noise disrupted his sleep and he decided to go home to Texas instead of running for a Second Term. When he go home he drank himself to death. It took years but he eventually died.

University of California at Berkeley was an early start of the anti-war protest movement. Mario Savio and Mark Rudd spoke at free speech rallies on campus and organized blockades of the nearby Oakland Army Recruiting facility. The rock band Country Joe and the Fish got their start playing at rallies. Joe McDonald’s parents were pro-communist sympathizers and named him after “Country” Joe Stalin. “The Fish” was a referral to the Mao Tse Tung quote: “A revolutionary swims
thru the people like a fish swims thru the sea.” They are most famous for the “Fixing to Die Rag” song shown in the movie “Woodstock.”

The invention of Television helped end the Vietnam War. For the first time people saw the horrors of war every day in their own homes. Reporters on location showed pictures of the war and the human suffering caused by bombing, napalm and agent orange. Pictures of burning civilians made even
the most Brainwashed of Conservatives Question Authority. TV revealed the lies of the government about how we were supposedly “winning” the war and that there was a “light at the end of the tunnel” and how it would all be over soon. Johnson and Nixon had a more and more difficult job of selling the War to Americans whose children were dying. Awakening Was Happening Nationwide.

I participated in “The Moratorium” anti-Vietnam War protest march in San Francisco. We had protest marches that day in every city in the USA. At my high school we chartered a bus and many students rode from Los Gatos, California to San Francisco. The march ended at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.There was a vast sea of people and The Beatles song “Come Together” was playing on the public address system when I walked over the hill leading to the field. I felt a feeling of “Oneness” with the crowd. It’s emotionally valid to be in favor of good and opposed to evil. The Vietnam War was pure evil. We cut school to participate in this protest march but the principal of our High School did not assign any punishment for our missing class. He told us to figure out for ourselves the meaning of not getting assigned detention. (he was proud of us for risking punishment in support of
our beliefs.)
I participated in a Candlelight March down Main Street in Los Gatos with my parents. I also collected signatures on an Anti-War petition from passers-by in front of the Post Office in Los Gatos. One man who was in favor of the war gave my father a book for me. “You can Trust the Communists” was the title and it’s contents explained the justification for the war.

The Movie “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” documents in a humorous way the PANIC Attack of the USA about Global Communism and the threat to our way of life. ALSO, “Doctor Strangelove” ridiculed the Pro War people… Both movies are worth watching. “Team America: World Police” is a more recent mockery.
Ironically, during the 1960s most Americans were in favor of the war because they believed in obedience. The concept was that if the government told them to do something that people should simply do what they are told. During the late 1960s there was a global awakening and people started
to think for themselves and question authority.

I protested against the war in Vietnam not only because it was pure evil but also to save my own life. I turned 18 in 1972 and registered for the draft but was NOT asked to go to war. I missed the war by exactly ONE year. Thanks to Jane Fonda, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lennon and the millions of other people who protested the war. “All We are Saying, is Give Peace a Chance” …

Many ART pages on this blog… Like, totally trippy… my best work!

December 3, 2017

Cosmic Potatoshop Images by Gregory Vanderlaan

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IS TRUMP TOO INSANE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT? Does his danger to the Human Species warrant a 25th Amendment removal?

December 2, 2017

Would a war with North Korea or Iran trigger GLOBAL ANNIHILATION by Nuclear Weapons? Would it be like totally groovy to end Human Life on this Planet Forever?
That’s what we have with a Madman in the White House…

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/12/is-trump-too-insane-to-serve-as.html

 

 

Be Aware of Propaganda: “The Bottom Line with Boris” and Trump TV “Real” News. They are lying to you.

August 8, 2017

Sinclair Broadcasting forces their Stations to play Boris. Sinclair is a giant media conglomerate and they own 70% of the local TV Stations. They engage in Brainwashing so “Conservative” Candidates will be elected and appointed. Recently the FCC re-wrote rules about corporate monopolies to allow Sinclair to take over the airways. Frankly, I prefer to get my news from Free Speech TV, Link TV and Google. However, the uneducated white people that make up Trump’s “Base” often watch broadcast TV and FOX…

Pro-Trump outlet Sinclair is turning local news into Trump TV. Here’s what it looks like.  https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/08/03/pro-trump-outlet-sinclair-turning-local-news-trump-tv-heres-what-it-looks/217482

Trump TV Debuts ‘The Real News,’ And It Looks A Lot Like State Propaganda
https://www.good.is/articles/trump-tv-real-news

Trump’s Place in History is Now Secure. He signed the Russian Sanctions Bill despite Putin’s Anger.

August 6, 2017

Great Job, Donald. Like JFK and going to the Moon or MLK and the “I Have a Dream Speech”, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for the Russian Sanctions Bill that punishes them for meddling with our Presidential election in 2016.

History is sometimes like this… The Magna Carta was Signed by King John and has turned out to be one of the best documents in the History of the world. King John didn’t want to sign the Magna Carta and Donald Trump didn’t want to sign the Russian Sanctions Bill but both were faced with a power greater than themselves forcing correct action.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta

Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Trump’s Right, we’re losing… just like we lost Vietnam and Nicaragua…

August 6, 2017

If we leave Afghanistan, those people over there will figure out solutions to their own problems. OR… Maybe they won’t. How could we possibly care? We have problems of our own and the era of the USA being the Daddy of the world is over. Those people over there have to get along without our help… We went to war in Afghanistan because the Afghan people needed our help fighting the bizarro-world Islamic FUN-da-Mental-Twists… As it turned out, dropping bombs on their country did not help at all and actually helped recruit people to Freedom Fighter [Terrorist] organizations. Who wouldn’t want to fight against destructo robots in the sky [drones] raining death? If some foreign country bombed MY home town, I’d be angry too. Have you seen photographs of Mosul? If freedom=devastation, most people would decline. The wars in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan are simply evil marketing schemes to sell weapons to the Pentagon… Big profit for easy work.  I read now that ISIS has spread to the Philippine Islands… This war between the Christianity and Islam has been going on for a Thousand years and is likely to continue for a thousand more. It’s a waste of taxpayer dollars and American lives to continue this pointless fight.

Trump’s “base” is the 1% [the super rich]. They pretend that his “base” is uneducated white people but that’s a misdirection.

August 6, 2017

Like a magic act, they use misdirection to keep our attention focused on what they want us to see, not what they are really doing. Note that the Environmental Protection Agency has switched mission from Protecting the Environment to enabling corporations to increase profits by reducing expenditures for cleaning up pollution caused by their factories.


The Department of Education has switched mission also. It used to be about educating students but now it’s all about increasing profits for “Charter” Schools and reducing the quality of Public Schools through the concept of “School Choice”. Go Figure. That mission changed when Trump appointed a lobbyist as Secretary of Education. “Charter” Schools are often used to promote Christianity.

It’s troubling that The Trump White House staff leaks so much information to the press.

August 5, 2017

I see in the news that the countries of Mexico and Australia did not leak the content of phone calls between Trump and their Presidents. No, it was employees of Trump that did the dirty deed. NOW, AG Jeff Sessions wants to restrict freedom of the press because of these leaks. It will be an interesting battle as Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and the Washington Post probably has more power than Donald Trump. A true clash of Titans. Are corporations bigger and badder than countries? Long Live Freedom of the Press! Especially WordPress, Facebook and Blogger!

Did you notice that some guy got 20 years in prison for what he posted to Facebook? He was an “Islamic Terrorist” who posted words encouraging people to kill US soldiers… Yes, THAT guy should go to jail but… it’s an interesting question… are MY posts too extreme? are Your tweets a felony? Can words on a social media page be a crime?

I also see that ExxonMobil wants to drill for oil in Siberia. The Russians supposedly have more oil there that the Saudi Arabians have in the Middle East.  Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State and Donald Trump would LOVE to do business with the Russians… However, the US Congress has no vested interest in doing business with Russia so they passed a Sanctions law punishing the Country of Russia for interfering with our 2016 election. Trump HAS finally accomplished a major legislative victory by signing the Russian Sanctions Bill. His place in US History is now secure… Just like JFK and going to the moon, MLK and the I Have a Dream Speech, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for The Russian Sanctions Bill. It really pissed off Vladimir Putin. Trump FINALLY found the courage to stand up to Putin. Great Job, Donald.
I wonder if Trump would have won without Russian help…

Tax Cuts for ALL! It can be paid for by debt and letting our great grandchildren worry about the bill later.

August 5, 2017

That’s Trumps Plan. Coming soon to Congress: Raising the national debt ceiling and what they jokingly call “Tax Reform”. What that means is a vast tax cut for the 1% and a small tax cut for the 99%. It’s a Win-Win plan! Just like getting a brand new credit card, we can spend NOW NOW NOW and worry about paying back the loan later… Is it possible for the entire country to declare bankruptcy? That’s a great way to avoid paying your bills… Trump’s done it four (4) times!

Compulsive Hoarding of Money Syndrome CAN BE CURED.

August 5, 2017

While the historical solutions of the USA in 1776 and France in 1789 appear appealing on first glance, they would simply not work in a global economy of 2017. A 12 step program might be more efficient. Greed Freaks Anonymous can help the most absurdly addicted capitalists.

Trump Financial Crimes: $10 million dollar fine for Money Laundering at Casino. SOHO Tower & The Russians.

August 1, 2017

 

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is looking into Financial Crimes committed by Donald Trump and collusion with the Russians during the Hacking of the US Election of 2016.

FinCEN Fines Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 Million for Significant and Long Standing Anti-Money Laundering Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today imposed a $10 million civil money penalty against Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (Trump Taj Mahal), for willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). In addition to the civil money penalty, the casino is required to conduct periodic external audits to examine its anti-money laundering (AML) BSA compliance program and provide those audit reports to FinCEN and the casino’s Board of Directors.

https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-fines-trump-taj-mahal-casino-resort-10-million-significant-and-long

The Trump Taj Mahal casino broke anti-money laundering rules 106 times in its first year and a half of operation in the early 1990s, according to the IRS in a 1998 settlement agreement.
It’s a bit of forgotten history that’s buried in federal records held by an investigative unit of the Treasury Department, records that congressional committees investigating Trump’s ties to Russia have obtained access to, CNN has learned.

Financial-Crimes Monitor to Share Records in Trump-Russia ProbeSenate committee requested the data from Treasury’s FinCEN

Dirty money: Trump and the Kazakh connection FT probe finds evidence a Trump venture has links to alleged laundering network

A Financial Times investigation has found evidence that one Trump venture has multiple ties to an alleged international money laundering network. Title deeds, bank records and correspondence show that a Kazakh family accused of laundering hundreds of millions of stolen dollars bought luxury apartments in a Manhattan tower part-owned by Mr Trump and embarked on major business ventures with one of the tycoon’s partners.
https://www.ft.com/content/33285dfa-9231-11e6-8df8-d3778b55a923

Trumpcare is finally dead. Senate votes against “skinny” repeal of Obamacare.

July 28, 2017

 

A huge win for the American People. Obamacare remains the Law of the Land.

Now the Senate will proceed to NDAA. National Defense Authorization Act… a giant military spending bill. Let’s reduce spending on Defense… Especially the F-35 jet: Corporate Welfare for Lockheed.

Republicans FAIL Again on Healthcare. Repeal and Replace Obamacare FAIL. Repeal only FAIL.

July 26, 2017

Tomorrow we will see what is called “Bizarro World in 3D” repeal of Obamacare… The ‘resident continues to threaten Senators that refuse to obey him but they just don’t care. Czar Donald the Wimpy is a toothless tiger. A load roar but no actual danger.

We the People need to keep on calling our Senators and Congressmen and patiently explaining that we want Single Payer Medicare for all OR To fix the problems with Obamacare.

“Eat my Shorts” Donnie… AND… Your trashing of the Energy Department, the EPA and Education is bad for America and the people. NO NUKES!


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