Month: March 2023

AMERICANS MIGHT GET IDEAS

Open interest by politicians of the Poverty Draft emphasizes the reality.

This seems a response to those who notice anti-war protesters siding with Kiev without noticing ani-war protesters also have different views.  Ultimately to stop military action is primary.  War is a dust-up between groups of oligarchs with the pain inflicted upon humanity and nature.  Some people believe systems that are hierarchical la the foundation for such competition that escalates into military action.https://mronline.org/2023/03/27/anti-war-protests-in-deutschland-and-the-need-to-change-course-on-kiev/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=anti-war-protests-in-deutschland-and-the-need-to-change-course-on-kiev&mc_cid=242fdb6a0b&mc_eid=2833cdb99b      —

The protests are being spearheaded by figureheads such as Sahra Wagenknecht and veteran feminist campaigner, Alice Schwarzer, who are sending a clear signal that peace, amity, absence of hostilities and eschewing Cold War mentalities needs to take hold for a stable continent and world order. In a speech at the protest, Wagenknecht stated that a citizen’s initiative was the need of the hour as well as a new, strong and impactful peace movement across Germany. She also pointed out how demonstrators were united over grievances such as isolation and lack of representation by the Olaf Scholz administration. On the foreign policy front, the German public is also disillusioned by Foreign Minister Anna Baerbock’s doctrine of providing unfettered access to weapons.

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American chauvinism seems a reason for attempting to insinuate NATO wherever possible.  That the following fossil gas lobby was in Austria seems routine to those who understand the history of the region the USA is, in 2023, attempting to “dominate”.  

https://popularresistance.org/hundreds-of-people-disrupt-fossil-gas-lobby-conference-in-austria/   —

Vienna, Austria – More than four hundred people protested against the European Gas Conference (EGC), blocking streets around the Mariott Hotel Vienna, the conference venue. The European Gas Conference is a three-day ‘high-level’ event where representatives of fossil fuel companies such as Shell, Total and BP meet with financial investors and political representatives to take decisions on major energy projects. Despite massive police presence trying to keep the conference behind closed doors, hundreds of people blocked the streets. The protesters demand an end to the fossil exploitation being planned behind closed doors at the EGC and call for comprehensive changes in order to create a just energy system.

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What does it mean when Rachel Maddow and Lee Camp air views that are similar?   Are they collaborating in Conspiracy Theories?  Last night Maddow aired clips of protesters in Georgia (the nation) and also one believes Israel.  Maddow seemed to suggest somnolent Americans might wish to take heed and follow suit due to authoritarian actions in

 Georgia the state.

  So why is Mr. Camp censored but not Maddow espousing similar sentiments.  Could it be power and money?  Actually Camp/Maddow are a fetching team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aeBkjgJek          —

France Burns! Is The US Next?

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Maddow’s point seemed to be admiration for the Georgian (the nation) citizens who were challenging authoritarian attempts by the legislature and questions about the same in Georgia the state where the same is happening.

https://apnews.com/article/georgia-prosecutor-district-attorney-remove-discipline-dd06c56d0d0672e38ef11f4c63dda468     —

ATLANTA (AP) — A new Georgia commission to discipline and remove wayward prosecutors would be the latest move nationwide to ratchet up oversight on what Republicans see as “woke prosecutors” who aren’t doing enough to fight crime.–end of apnews info–

Meanwhile wokesters have been given the responsibility by Establishment (meritocracy) to help to reform the Pentagon.  Be careful what you wish for….

The awakened character of information by Sabby Sabs is encouraging.  —

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdgb2iPUKg0      —

Bronx Green Party DEMANDS An Apology From AOC (clip)

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Anyone with more info for AOC can email bxantiwar@gmail.com

A caller to C-Span asked the question of he reason for ongoing US funding to Israel for defense when Israel enjoys a booming defense industry.  That’s a good question that was answered by mumbled nonsense from the guest.  (One person’s interpretation)

From gatewaygreens  —  https://mailchi.mp/362fd367c521/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6231837?e=d624642c9f      —

Were you at the showing of “A Sewer Runs Through It: A History of the River des Peres” or did you miss it? If you came, please send the message below to your friends and urge them to register for the REPEAT SHOWING at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 28. If you missed it you can reserve your spot with a NO COST Eventbrite ticket (see below). We anticipated 40 – 60 people registering for the first event but had vastly more interest than expected. Space limitations caused us to shut off registration at 160. Please notice that the March 28 repeat event is at the University City High School Library. Since the second event might also “sell out,” you should reserve your spot as soon as you get this. All panelists will speak at the second showing. The event is NO COST but you need an EVENTBRITE ticket ($0.00).   read more

EVERYONE HAS A PRICE


A call-in topic his morning was asking the question of the definition of “woke”.   read more

TIKTOK GIBBERISH


Congress has concerns about abuse of the US public by the commercial entity known as TikTok, that is affiliated with China.  Hmm….concern for the US public; better late than never. read more

CODIFY NATURAL RIGHTS


Do we have to say it?  Codify natural rights.

Have we spent too much energy on economic interests and not enough on natural rights and the application in a democratic Constitutional Republic?  —  https://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/principles-and-virtues –Drawn from an examination of human nature, these principles and virtues shape the American republic with ordered liberty and help form the conscience of the nation. Together, the principles and virtues bind a diverse, self-governing people together in communities and promote a healthy civil society. The continuation of the American experiment in self-government requires we know and understand these principles and practice these virtues.

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The need to codify natural rights seem to follow growing violations of natural rights by some.

Just a thought….conflict of interest is often predicated on greed and power.

We can consider different ways to view life.  —  https://thenaturalhistorymuseum.org/events/unfence-the-future/?link_id=0&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-unfence-the-future-taking-down-fortress-conservation-and-its-enduring-legacy&email_referrer=email_1857901&email_subject=unfence-the-future-taking-down-fortress-conservation-and-its-enduring-legacy               –In the history of conservation, the logic of fencing was institutionalized in what critics call “fortress conservation,” a project of drawing boundaries between designated wilderness areas and their outsides, expelling perceived threats to ecological balance–from Indigenous Peoples, to predator species. In the process, habitats have been fragmented, and lifeworlds devastated.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST / 11:00 am – 2:30 pm PSTTHURSDAY, APRIL 13
2:00 pm- 6:45 pm EST / 11:00 am – 3:45 pm PST

This is a 2-day symposium taking place on Zoom–feel free to register for one or both days.

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C-Span hosted a discussion this morning about HR5, and a caller spoke of codifying parental rights.  Some people see parental rights as a natural right associated with liberty, to the same extent that some people hold as a natural right a woman’s control of her own body.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”…preamble to the US Constitution

That codification of actions of personal liberty seems to be the response to violations of human rights and natural rights.  The rights of children should be protected unassociated with political ideology.

Kelisa Wing is free to write books transparently expressing her thoughts, if she wishes.  Use of a taxpayer-funded position in promoting her personal work is the topic for question.   Would an educator sincere in intentions to ensure honesty in history curriculum use her position to self-promote?  Capitalistic hierarchical Establishment has accomplished too well it’s apparent intention of superimposing capitalism in place of democracy.  They are not the same and may be contradictory to each other.https://openthebooks.substack.com/p/military-stonewalling-on-controversial    –However, we filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain her contract, salary, job description, and any conflict-of-interest paperwork she’d completed. The government produced a heavily redacted offer letter and job description. For example, the agency even redacted her name from the offer letter out of “privacy.”

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The good points articulated by Ms. Wing are shadowed by conflict of interest.  But then the entire political body at this point is pretty much tainted by the corruption buoyed by Citizens United.

Teaching of the basics such as reading, writing, and rithmatic (sic) is actually less glorious but more useful in permitting each individual to learn how to think rather than what to think.  This gives the tools to support personal journeys.  

By the way, to partner with the Pentagon hearkens back to the notion of strange bedfellows.  If you want to be taken seriously on the topic of human and natural rights……..

The work of authority should be to ensure barriers are removed on that journey for everyone, not just for some.  

A governmental response would be to guard against violation of human rights and environmental rights, for a start.

The standard by which we measure ourselves needn’t be patriarchal.  —  https://mronline.org/2023/03/24/you-strike-the-women-you-strike-the-rock-you-will-be-crushed-the-twelfth-newsletter-2023/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=you-strike-the-women-you-strike-the-rock-you-will-be-crushed-the-twelfth-newsletter-2023&mc_cid=30b53ca844&mc_eid=2833cdb99b  — Within hours, Western governments and central banks secured billions of dollars to bail out the financial system. This crisis could not be allowed to escalate.

Other serious developments in the world might be called a crisis, but they do not elicit the kind of urgent response undertaken by Western governments to shore up their banking system. Three years ago, Oxfam released a report that found that the ‘world’s 22 richest men have more wealth than all the women in Africa’.–end of mronline info–

War crimes happen in military actions.  —

https://popularresistance.org/20-years-after-iraq-corporate-media-defends-us-war-crimes/     –United States troops began the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003 under the direction of president George W. Bush. The death toll estimates for Iraqi civilians vary between 275,000 and 654,000 as a direct result of warfare, with one study estimating as many as 1 million deaths . If even the lowest figure is correct, the U.S. committed a horrific war crime, a deliberate attack on a civilian population.

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From Remaloeb and included in appreciation for acknowledgement of real value.  —  https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid02k3tCCwffHJZrvtFop2iDdW1twkN3Rjf9VbHqrwR9ZayeV1tUWWtCSJFpasDty8cMl     —

Bristlecone Pine.

These trees are the oldest living thing on earth. The information that scientists learned from studying them led to adjustment of carbon dating procedures. –end of tweet  —

From gatewaygreens  —  https://mailchi.mp/730ddc72bab7/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6231429?e=d624642c9f   —

Were you at the showing of “A Sewer Runs Through It: A History of the River des Peres” or did you miss it? If you came, please send the message below to your friends and urge them to register for the REPEAT SHOWING at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 28. If you missed it you can reserve your spot with a NO COST Eventbrite ticket (see below). We anticipated 40 – 60 people registering for the first event but had vastly more interest than expected. Space limitations caused us to shut off registration at 160. Please notice that the March 28 repeat event is at the University City High School Library. Since the second event might also “sell out,” it would be good to reserve your spot as soon as you get this. All panelists will speak at the second showing.   read more

HR5 BIPARTISANSHIP

HR5 has been discussed by the R&D Duopoly.  The topic is parental involvement in education of children. read more

TRUST NATURE

The simplicity of trust in nature could be the key. read more

TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

Some people have paid taxes for over 50 years, including school, property, sales, and income, with sparse representation. read more

GENETIC MEMORY

Pesky genetic memory reminds that we are human and nature is our home. May genetics suggest spirituality?  Ancestor worship may be a quai-derogatory description of that which is too complex to explain in a few words. read more

COURAGE OF YOUR CONVICTIONS

One understands the expression of relief from Russell Brand about the response from Cornel West to the welcome of Brand.  Brand doesn’t toe a left or right line view, but rather seems to speak his truth.  Consequently anyone so motivated is often painted with the broad brush of conspiracy theory by Neo-liberals.  I would have anticipated nothing less from Cornel West, who is nothing if not straightforward.  read more

20 YEARS OF WEALTH TRANSFER

Apparently this is the 20th anniversary of the “War in Iraq”.  Many callers to C-Span expressed belated regrets for this anomaly of a military action by the USA.  Better late than never.  Many people were vehement in condemnation of this ill-fated military self-indulgence in the time and place.  We also remember the media frenzy over “freedom fries” and “supporting our President”.  Too bad our Presidents don’t support We The People. read more

WESTERN VALUES


C–span this morning seemed to be a litany of episodes of predatory behavior from hierarchical Establishment with the liability placed upon We The People.  This seems to be “running government like a business” which on a continuum is organized crime. read more

IS TRANSPARENCY DANGEROUS?

On the topic of whether the USA is a democracy, neither is it capitalistic.  The republic will be what we make of it; and when the public is treated as irrelevant, democracy will not result.  read more

FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR THE PEANUT GALLERY

Some people have had a front-row seat from the peanut gallery to the financial inanity in the USA over decades.  Here’s a scenario read more

CAPITALISTIC USE OF THE FEMININE

A remembrance of Pat Schroeder on CBS Nightly report yesterday mentioned that she was appointed to a Commission but needed to share the seat with a male associate due to her status as 1/2 a person in that time and place.  Some women remember those days.  We may return to them.  Meanwhile too often it feels like the women who endured those places and times are expected to “just get over it”.  And so a road to a return to that time is paved. read more

CENTRALIZED POWER

Why does centralized power feel so much like anarchy? read more