IS HEALTH POSSIBLE IN CAPITALISM?
The conversation around paid sick days for railroad workers can spark healthy discussion.
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https://twitter.com/_B___S/status/1598062000952991745 –This man was forced to give his dog to the Humane Society due to undergoing lengthy hospital stay. This nurse found out and immediately went to the shelter and adopted his dog. She brings him to visit daily and will return him as soon as the man is released!
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With boundless respect for those who heed the intentional practice that supports a healthy life, this is offered—–https://www.treehugger.com/laura-prepon-interview-plant-based-diet-vitalite-6832251?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=880561-20221202&utm_campaign=treehugger-daily_newsletter&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_content=120222&cid=880561&mid=103462293045&lctg=196461004 –“I have spent years trying to figure out how to give these beautiful nourishing meals to my kids while also being present to enjoy it with them,” she says.
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Food prep and consumption must be one facet that is vital and wonderful, in pursuit of remembering joy. One contrasts this with the ongoing dust-up on the topic of railroad-worker sick days. The connection is that the reminder that workers cannot both be a widget in the works of an economy that answer only to the stock market, and also a respected participate in what can be called We The People, or perhaps humanity with retention of human rights.
The economy includes We The People, and lifestyle that is healthy. The economy under capitalism has come to be nothing other than market performance, and the best worker system is slavery., as pertains to hierarchical profiteering. This is only one person’s opinion, but the topic seems relevant for discussion.
The conversation from leecamp seems to be ideas to streamline and improve the experience of workers in a capitalistic system. Some people see this as tilting at windmills. The notion of free markets which seem integral to precepts in the US Constitution, have nothing to do with capitalism in which hierarchy has as its first responsibility, increase in market-share value, not free market principles. This is a reason notions in socialism, if an ism must be named for the sake of understanding by many, A healthy economy would support sole proprietors or co-ops. Worker-owned business would change the conversation to something compatible with human rights.
Government Secrets w/ Lee Camp Ep 105
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It has come to the attention of some people that the warnings from many Native Americans over hundreds of years, have proven true. — https://mronline.org/2022/12/01/the-world-now-faces-the-challenges-our-people-foretold/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-world-now-faces-the-challenges-our-people-foretold&mc_cid=4326e0084d&mc_eid=2833cdb99b —My heart has not changed, and my intentions have not changed. The love and faith I have in our future generation has not changed.
All the world now faces the same challenges that our people foretold regarding climate damage being caused by people who take more than they need, dismissing the teachings of our fathers, and the knowledge of countless generations living upon the earth in harmony.
I may sound a bit dramatic and sensitive, but after all these years and the 78 journeys around the sun, I often feel and think that I should speak my mind and heart to whomever I can whenever I can, because at my age, you never know if you are going to live another 20 years or 20 minutes.
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Not surprising is the integrity of traditional Native American lifestyle, since the Haudenosaunee are said to be the impetus for precepts in the US Constitution.
https://www.history.com/news/iroquois-confederacy-influence-us-constitution#:~:text=In%20around%201722%2C%20the%20Tuscarora,’%20thinking%2C%20says%20Donald%20A. –The Iroquois Confederacy was in no way an exact model for the U.S. Constitution. However, it provided something that Locke and Montesquieu couldn’t: a real-life example of some of the political concepts the framers were interested in adopting in the U.S.
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Is it laughable or miserable that in Upstate NY, recognition of the contribution of original people who are the Haudenosaunee, and live currently among us, to our benefit, seem struggled against by politicians and bureaucrats who seem fearful of said recognition. Meanwhile politicians and bureaucrats uphold the celebration of colonizers. Can we do better?
From lakotalaw — It’s been a big couple days for Indian Country in Washington, D.C. For the first time in six years, tribal representatives from across Turtle Island gathered together with U.S. leaders for the White House Tribal Nations Summit. After a four-year hiatus during the Trump presidency, President Joe Biden revived the event last year, but that was held virtually because of the pandemic. This year, a delegation from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe joined many other tribal citizens, making the trip to the nation’s capital to discuss the Biden administration’s promising agenda for Native America.
The administration made historic pledges of money and resources to tackle issues like infrastructure and climate. It also committed to protecting Spirit Mountain — a site sacred to several Native nations in and around so-called Nevada — and promised a new “respect for Indigenous knowledge and tribal consultations.”
In his opening remarks, Biden said monetary allocations to tribal nations will include a mandatory $9.1 billion for the Indian Health Service (IHS) and $135 million to help relocate 11 at-risk tribal communities. Specifically, the Department of the Interior, led by Secretary Deb Haaland of the Pueblo of Laguna, will provide $25 million each to three tribes on the frontlines of the climate crisis in Alaska and Washington State.
Of course, you know as I do that Indigenous populations — and other communities of color — suffer the effects of the climate emergency disproportionately. That’s not acceptable, whether it’s a majority-Black or Latinx neighborhood adjacent to a poisonous chemical plant, Standing Rock dealing with the existential threat of the Dakota Access pipeline, or the Quinault Indian Nation endangered by rising sea levels.
The money will help, as will enhanced agency cooperation and assistance. Still, to really solidify Native sovereignty, the government will need to make good on its promise to listen to tribal nations and gain consensus. While I would prefer to see the U.S. firmly adopt the standard of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) set forth in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, I’m optimistic that we’re a step closer toward governmental recognition of the self-determination we deserve when it comes to our people and our homelands.
Wopila tanka — thank you for standing with us!
Chase Iron Eyes
Co-Director and Lead Counsel
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