The C-Span guest speaking about immigration, said (paraphrase) we all know America needs more low-income workers. Apparently the US is not sufficiently near to our traditional standards of slavery as yet.
C-Span hosted relevant discussions today — https://www.c-span.org/video/?521429-3/washington-journal-andrew-selee-discusses-us-immigration-border-policy –JULY 1, 2022 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 07/01/2022
Andrew Selee on U.S. Immigration & Border Policy
Migration Policy Institute President Andrew Selee discussed U.S. immigration and border policy, including Thursday’s Supreme Court decision allowing the Biden administration to end the Trump era “Remain in Mexico” policy.–end of c-span info–
Globalism has surely placed US workers in strict competition (Biden loves competition) with workers from around the world, to the delight of hierarchical Establishment. Several other results of globalism—
***Strained supply lines
***Fossil fuel costs rise along with use for shipping
***Low US wages
***Social Security that is funded by percentages of worker salary, receives far less from this source
***Empty store shelves in our capitalistic system that precisely mirror the empty store shelves of communist Former USSR
***Ebullient profits for commercial interests
***Rising poverty for a growing number of American families
Another relevant C-Span discussion — https://www.c-span.org/video/?521429-5/washington-journal-michael-mckenna-bob-deans-discuss-supreme-court-decision-limiting-epa-powers –JULY 1, 2022 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 07/01/2022
Michael McKenna and Bob Deans on Supreme Court Decision Limiting EPA Powers
Former Trump administration energy adviser Michael McKenna and Bob Deans from the Natural Resources Defense Council discussed the Supreme Court decision limiting the EPA’s ability to limit greenhouse emissions.
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Remembering abuses of EPA funds by past Administrators, limiting of EPA feels like a reasonable option. The problem is when an EPA hierarchy legitimately runs their agency for the protection of the environment. We seem to be lost in a confusion of legitimate governmental-agency intention and corruption by people who may be attracted to said agencies and governmental positions by the corruption and money flow. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate the two principles.
The reason for the corruption is money. Citizens Unite legalized without legitimizing corruption in government. Why does nearly nobody speak to this FACT? We continue to pretend that money is speech. Money is more nearly corruption, a point can be made.
The guests on this C-Span discussion walked us down another chaos path in which the topic of inflation and high fossil fuel prices was combined with the supposed need to drill for more fossil fuels, along with epic profits of fossil fuel corporations, all presented with straight faces. I hope the audience was taking notes.
https://www.wbng.com/2022/07/01/new-york-officials-rule-against-bitcoin-mining-power-plant/ —-The permitting decision was another example of New York putting the brakes on a cryptocurrency bonanza that has alarmed environmentalists.
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The language is noteworthy from industry that this NYSDEC decision was “arbitrary and capricious” seems to refer to views from commerce rather than the health of the local environment, including the incomparable Seneca Lake of NYS. In capitalism the predominating goal is profits, using human resources (people) and natural resources (environment) capriciously. We need to be at the end of the era of viewing everything through the lenses of greed and privilege.
https://ithacavoice.com/2022/06/dec-rejects-air-permit-for-cryptocurrency-mining-facility-on-seneca-lake/ –In a public statement, Greenidge Generation has assured stakeholders in the operation that they are still able to operate while air permit is in effect and that they will be seeking to challenge this “arbitrary and capricious decision” made by the DEC.
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https://sna.etapestry.com/prod/viewEmailAsPage.do?erRef=9873.0.63251108&databaseId=SenecaLakeGuardianInc2&mailingId=43381494&jobRef=9873.0.198491173&key=68e0937df20f63d46f066cb42c048a0&personaRef=9873.0.63251336&memberId=1588815395 –This is an incredible, precedent-setting moment for everyone who has fought side by side with the Finger Lakes community. Governor Hochul and the DEC stood with science and the people, and sent a message to outside speculators: New York’s former fossil fuel-burning plants are not yours to re-open as gas-guzzling Bitcoin mining cancers on our communities,” said Yvonne Taylor, vice president of Seneca Lake Guardian. “Now, it’s up to Governor Hochul to finish the job by signing the cryptomining moratorium bill. Especially in light of this morning’s EPA v. WV decision, she has a real opportunity to protect New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act — and lead the nation – by acting now.”
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This EPA decision feels like a predictable threat to national security. How does that comport with principles of the US Constitution? Like the legislative branch and the executive branch of the US government, the judicial branch appears on an obsessive track of capitalistic compliance that has little to nothing to do with the US Constitution.
One has heard coming from MSNBC, that their talking heads would ‘splain the news for you (paraphrase). Here’s an idea, individuals can draw their own conclusions.
From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/mtw781l39y?e=1b0a9c0541 —
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From MRonline — https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=6758d2a91d —
Roberts is the man behind the curtain
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As sovereign seems to be the 3 branches of US government including legislative, executive, and judicial, seem to be Native rights.
From lakotalaw — This week, the Supreme Court issued an odious trifecta of decisions limiting three precious things: a woman’s right to choose, the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to combat the climate crisis, and tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma. I’m here to tell you, we must battle back. Here on the frontlines of environmental racism, we know exactly how far the colonizers will go to preserve their own power and profit. Breaking or changing laws is nothing new, and neither is marginalizing Native tribes. But we can and we must restore justice.
That’s the subject of the fifth chapter in our “Dakota Water Wars” series, Ignoring Tribes and Ignoring Laws, co-produced by us in conjunction with Standing Rock, the Oceti Sakowin, and the Great Plains Water Alliance. Please give it a watch.
Over the past five centuries, since European settlers first invaded the shores of Turtle Island, our Indigenous voices have routinely been silenced. Treaties have always been broken. Despite promise after promise, we’ve been further marginalized, year by year. State and federal governments alike seemingly couldn’t care less about the dire consequences for our People when projects like the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) are railroaded through our homelands. And conservative politicians, like South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, are especially eager to reduce our influence and make us invisible.
Whenever we’re the ones most affected, industry and government seem to have no qualms ignoring their own laws, too — as has happened with DAPL. During Standing Rock’s lawsuit to stop the pipeline, the presiding judge had to tell the Department of Justice it was flouting the National Environmental Policy Act with its argument that tribal input doesn’t matter.
The fact is, we do matter, and your solidarity with us ensures that our voices increasingly become part of the conversation. As Lakota Law Standing Rock organizer Phyllis Young says in the video, it’s up to us to make sure government agencies take a new approach that prioritizes “mutual respect, mutual participation, and mutual benefit.” Please continue to stand with Standing Rock and the Lakota People’s Law Project. As our rights and protections are rolled back, it’s more important than ever that we unite and fight — hard.
Wopila tanka — thank you, always, for your friendship and solidarity.
Chase Iron Eyes
Co-Director and Lead Counsel
The Lakota People’s Law Project–end of lakotalaw info–
****As one who would be perfectly contented to retain the Senate if they adhered to Oaths of Office more than to Citizens United campaign donations, one is interested in a topic raised as to the reason we maintain the US Senate—-
This is a reminder of how much we don’t know. This brings one around to Howie Hawkins, who continues to impress with original thought. We also could acknowledge Hawkins often speaks to censored information.
One such topic about which one would never have even considered, is whether the USA needs The Senate. Apparently The Senate is little other than expensive window dressing, promoting hierarchical interests, and too often placed in positions of power by big-money via Citizens United. But the public gets to fund this curiosity of pompous supremacy. Who knew?
The Democratic Branch of the Republican/Democratic Duopoly are especially functional in voter suppression—–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNbdkuU1edw —#GreenSocialist Notes #76
Howie Hawkins brings up the concept of whether the USA needs the Senate. Apparently according to some people, the Senate isn’t necessary. This brings up the blockage from the Senate of many bills that would benefit We The People. Combined with Citizens United that promotes big-money interest choice of Senators, in which laws are passed that benefit big-money interest rather than We The People, and that We The People support economically, the members of the Senate, this seems a good topic for discussion.
The US Constitution doesn’t seem to sanction elections run by political Parties, and to permit control of political debates by political Parties seems equally corrupt.
Ross Perot in 1992 on NAFTA and the “Giant Sucking Sound”
Centralization is the lifeblood of the R&D duopoly. It’s the way to enforce capitalism onto workers in 2022.
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