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I oppose the US war against the Philippine Islands. Bombing people causes the survivors to join anti US groups.

August 8, 2017

Why don’t we just let those people over there solve their own problems? We don’t need to help ISIS with their recruiting drive… DUH.

It reminds me of Endless War in George Orwell’s book 1984. We already have Endless War in Afghanistan already, why start another futile bombing crusade? It’s all just a marketing trick to help defense contractors sell useless stuff to the Pentagon. That’s why we armed ISIS in the first place. OOPS, it was an accident. Now we can bomb people in the name of Freedom. What a racket.

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I read twitter for the first time and it seems like everyone is arguing and calling each other names… Gee, I’ll never look at that again…

August 8, 2017

It’s unpleasant and pointless. They were refighting the Vietnam War and ridiculing Senator Blumenthal for joining the reserves… Who could possibly care 50 years later? Why can’t we all get along? I guess that twitter is designed to be used by Generation X people… I’m glad that I’m old and won’t have to live in a world run by them. I don’t like their RAP Music either.

Here, you can see what I mean by following this link. It’s all just Yadda Yadda Yadda… https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/894550621038059521

Donald Trump: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. CAUGHT on tape. Verified by Sarah Huckabee Sanders

August 5, 2017

The President of Mexico says he didn’t call Trump at all last week. Trump claimed he called and congratulated Trump for the great job Trump was doing on illegal immigration.

The Head of the Boy Scouts says he didn’t call Trump at all Last Week. Trump says the boy scout called to tell Trump that Trump gave the greatest speech ever at the jamboree.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/watch-sarah-huckabee-sanders-insists-trump-didnt-lie-about-phone-calls-she-admits-never-took-place/

Sarah Huckabee Sanders verified that Trump Lied.

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Last week, President Trump gave a highly partisan speech to the quadrennial Boy Scout Jamboree that a leader of the organization later ended up apologizing for. Not withing standing that apology, Trump maintains that his speech was “great” and that the Boy Scouts told him so:

President Trump said the head of the Boy Scouts called his recent address “the greatest speech that was ever made to them,” days before the chief scout executive apologized for the president’s remarks.
Trump faced criticism for the speech last Monday, which many saw as inappropriately political for the jamboree setting.
Trump denied to The Wall Street Journal that there was any “mixed” reaction to his speech, noting the standing ovations from the crowd. His comments to the Journal were first made public in a transcript of the interview Politico published Tuesday.
“And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful,” Trump said. “So there was — there was no mix.”

The Boy Scouts, however, are basically denying that any such call took place:

Read more: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/donald-trump-is-a-serial-liar-even-when-it-comes-to-trivial-issues/#ixzz4odLMKHiH

Legalize Marijuana Nationwide bill introduced in the US Senate. Honorable Cory Booker author.

August 5, 2017

The US Senate has an opportunity to Legalize Marijuana and Release all Cannabis Prisoners. This would increase tax dollars flowing into the US Treasury and reduce payments for incarceration. It’s a Win-Win bill for the American People. Does Legal Weed help with the Opioid Addiction Death crisis? Would there be less use of actually dangerous drugs like OxyContin and heroin if there was a safer alternative? Watch Senator Cory Booker as a valid candidate for President in 2020. He just might win!

“U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is proposing a far-reaching bill that would both legalize marijuana at the federal level and encourage states to legalize it locally through incentives.
The New Jersey Democrat’s bill, called the Marijuana Justice Act, has virtually no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled Congress and in a presidential administration that’s decidedly anti-marijuana. ”
http://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2017/08/01/booker-seeks-federal-marijuana-legalization-113716

“Sen. Cory Booker Wants to Make Marijuana Legal Across U.S.— Could That Curb Opioid Epidemic?” – “I’ve seen a lot of very compelling preliminary data that shows there is a drop in opioid overdoses in areas that have better access to marijuana,” Booker said in a phone interview with NBC News on Tuesday, adding that he looked forward to seeing more research.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sen-cory-booker-wants-make-marijuana-legal-across-u-s-n788661

Do we really want to hand over control of our computer systems to a Russian Businessman?

August 5, 2017

Supposedly Kaspersky’s early KGB training ended when he started his own business but… What IF… What if Putin asked Kaspersky to upload a ransomware style attack on the USA? As a bargaining chip in the Sanctions debate… We recently saw an attack on the Ukraine with a virus that pretended to be ransomware but was actually just designed to destroy data… Frankly, I recommend buying your antivirus software from an American Company… Norton, PC-Matic or McAfey…

An anti virus program has access to all sections of your computer and receives frequent updates. This is the basic definition of a Trojan Horse. Here is a free gift from Mr. Kaspersky…

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/26/kaspersky-lab-releases-free-antivirus-software-in-global-push/?ncid=mobilenavtrend

I saw Eugene Kaspersky on TV being interviewed by MSNBC… He seems like a nice man and appears to be trustworthy. However, he does live in Moscow and that’s because he is a Russian Patriot. He could live anywhere in the world and manage his business online but… He has selected Moscow because it’s a great city! He could live in Tahiti, Monaco or NYC or even LA but those locations do not appeal to him.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Kaspersky

What IF… Well, it’s simply too late to worry about this because his programs are already installed on Millions of Computers… Have a nice day.

Donald Trump: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. CAUGHT on tape. Verified by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

August 2, 2017

The President of Mexico says he didn’t call Trump at all last week. Trump claimed he called and congratulated Trump for the great job Trump was doing on illegal immigration.

The Head of the Boy Scouts says he didn’t call Trump at all Last Week. Trump says the boy scout called to tell Trump that Trump gave the greatest speech ever at the jamboree.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/watch-sarah-huckabee-sanders-insists-trump-didnt-lie-about-phone-calls-she-admits-never-took-place/

Sarah Huckabee Sanders verified that Trump Lied.

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Last week, President Trump gave a highly partisan speech to the quadrennial Boy Scout Jamboree that a leader of the organization later ended up apologizing for. Not withing standing that apology, Trump maintains that his speech was “great” and that the Boy Scouts told him so:

President Trump said the head of the Boy Scouts called his recent address “the greatest speech that was ever made to them,” days before the chief scout executive apologized for the president’s remarks.
Trump faced criticism for the speech last Monday, which many saw as inappropriately political for the jamboree setting.
Trump denied to The Wall Street Journal that there was any “mixed” reaction to his speech, noting the standing ovations from the crowd. His comments to the Journal were first made public in a transcript of the interview Politico published Tuesday.
“And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful,” Trump said. “So there was — there was no mix.”

The Boy Scouts, however, are basically denying that any such call took place:

Read more: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/donald-trump-is-a-serial-liar-even-when-it-comes-to-trivial-issues/#ixzz4odLMKHiH

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.

“Make America Hate Again” – Czar Donald the Wimpy speaks to the Young Pioneers.

July 26, 2017

Trump made a speech today in the rose garden to a crowd of teenagers in identical uniforms. That’s the same brainwashing that the USSR used to raise up their children to become “Young Pioneers”. It’s creepy how much Trump likes the style of government they have in Russia. Trump wishes HE had power like Vladimir Putin. He wouldn’t just Fire Robert Mueller, he’d ship him to Siberia…

What’s up with attacking transgenders? is Donald secretly Gay and lashing out at public symbols to help hide his own tendencies? Why did he campaign as a champion of the GBLT community and then now attack them? Promises Made, Promises Broken.

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!

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/

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