WHAT WE COULD HAVE LEARNED FROM THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL
A definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing while expecting different results. C-Span hosted a discussion about electoral reform, while basing the discussion on reliance to corporate political Party duopoly control, rather than on control by We The People.
Many political candidates run for public office against the headwinds of Establishment insinuation. This doesn’t reflect democracy.
https://twitter.com/VoteGreyBull/status/1548440245510688768 –Could you help this indigenous candidate get 100 more followers today? I’m running for U.S. House here in the belly of the beast (Wyoming) taking on big settler fossil fuel oligarchs!
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This book reminds that the past can warn those who have the awakening to notice..
Incidentally reading the following—-https://www.davidgrann.com/book/killers-of-the-flower-moon/—In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off.
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The infamous Teapot Dome Scandal may have reached over decades unabated and hushed into a system known as “running government like a business”.
https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/teapot-dome-scandal –In 1920, Warren G. Harding, a senator and Ohio newspaper publisher, won a long-shot bid for the White House with the financial backing of oilmen who were promised oil-friendly cabinet picks in return. As Laton McCartney wrote in his book The Teapot Dome Scandal, How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country, the back-slapping Harding was a consummate “go along to get along man.”
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JULY 18, 2022 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 07/18/2022
Tim Stewart on Oil and Gas Production in U.S.
U.S. Oil and Gas Association’s Tim Stewart talked about oil production in the U.S. and criticism of the industry by the Biden administration.
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Must we continue to pretend that corruption and greed aren’t deeply rooted in the US government?
Have we lost the ability to recognize corruption? Or possibly our notion of democracy is the ability to elbow one’s self into access to the feeding trough.
The billionaires buying the midterm elections
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Argentina And Mexico Increase Commercial Ties With Cuba
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Ongoing war stance from the USA is a reason austerity is demanded from We The People, to protect “American interests overseas”, which are interests of oligarchs.
https://countercurrents.org/2022/07/ukraine-update-west-can-not-sustain-prolonged-conflict-in-ukraine-says-pentagon-supplier/ –The West does not have the stockpiles of weapons needed to sustain a prolonged military campaign in Ukraine or elsewhere, the CEO of one of the Pentagon’s main defense contractors has warned.
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Indoctrination of a public into accepting a lifestyle that feels suicidal (Climate Change and highway carnage, as examples) that results in transfer of the wealth of the nation from the 100% to the 1% is a topic that needs debate. — https://www.treehugger.com/car-free-vacation-spots-teach-livable-communities-5525908?utm_campaign=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=28408972&utm_term= —
What Car-Free Vacation Spots Can Teach Us About Livable Communities
The good, the bad, and the inequitable.
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The title of the following Russell Brand conversation with Vandana Shiva is “(Proof) We Are Screwed”, and is curiously in opposition to the tone of the message. The only “screwing” is presented as self. In other words, one can be their own worst enemy.
[PROOF] We Are Screwed Jul 15, 2022 This week I spoke with Vandana Shiva about the current global protests, such as the Dutch farmers, and the historical push to curb the production of healthy clean food in place of more profitable GMO produce. #junkfood #bigfood #diseases
Third Parties continue to be censored out of voice, along with a predominance of US voters.
When US elections are run by political Parties, democracy doesn’t feel honored.