DO QUESTIONS COME TO MIND?
You won’t ask the questions if you don’t hear the stories.
From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/popular-resistance-daily-digest-eabl9w6bor?e=1b0a9c0541 —
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From organicconsumers — https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/wake-up-america?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=OB+788&utm_content=OB+788 —
|BIG PHARMABait and Switch: Genetically Engineered Gene-Therapy DrugsMILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTOMerchants of Poison: The Front Groups and PR Firms that Bayer and Monsanto Use to Defend Glyphosate
FOOD AND OUR HEALTH
How Big Food Corporations Make Us Overweight and Sick
WHO Proposals Could Strip Nations of Their Sovereignty & Create a Global Totalitarian State
Russell Brand on How Blackrock & Military Contractors Are Making a Killing in the Ukraine
Organic Seeds of the Future
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From MRonline —- https://mronline.org/2023/01/18/cuba-assumes-the-head-of-the-g-77-at-a-critical-time/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cuba-assumes-the-head-of-the-g-77-at-a-critical-time&mc_cid=5406209d20&mc_eid=2833cdb99b –On January 12, Cuba took the presidency of the G77+China for the first time in history after being elected in September 2022 during the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Caribbean state got this relevant position at a transcendental moment not only for the island but for developing countries in general. It should be remembered that the G-77 began in 1964 by seventy seven developing nations who banded together to articulate and promote their collective interests while enhancing their joint negotiating capacity.
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And which nations can benefit from the leadership of Cuba in attempts to move past the “developing nation” designation? Consider the USA——https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/governance/us-is-becoming-a-developing-country-on-global-rankings-that-measure-democracy-inequality-85111 –The United States may regard itself as a “leader of the free world,” but an index of development released in July 2022 places the country much farther down the list.In its global rankings, the United Nations Office of Sustainable Development dropped the US to 41st worldwide, down from its previous ranking of 32nd.The Office of Sustainable Development’s rankings differ from more traditional development measures in that they are more focused on the experiences of ordinary people, including their ability to enjoy clean air and water, than the creation of wealth.So while the gigantic size of the American economy counts in its scoring, so too does unequal access to the wealth it produces. When judged by accepted measures like the Gini coefficient, income inequality in the US has risen markedly over the past 30 years.
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One observes that the USA clocks in at 41 while Cuba is at 40; and Belarus is 34. One specifically mentions Belarus due to the snide labeling of that nation as dumb-Belarus, by a MSM talking head so-called reporting on MSNBC. But then when you’re exceptional…….
This feels like a reflection of the system of denial by too many of the public, as indoctrinated by capitalistic hierarchical Establishment. The quasi black-balling of Cuba which is openly communistic feels less like US concerns that Americans will “turn communist” than that the comparison will reveal how similar are communism and capitalism.
Some people would prefer adhering to principles of a democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. Either way, the aggressive promotion of capitalism needs to be explained.
Raided by The FBI for Being Socialist
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Lee Camp seems shocked…..shocked…….that a room full of white men parsed up Africa, separated families, and declared the national boundaries. For an accompanying history of humanity, largely among tribes, one may read https://www.amazon.com/Gates-Europe-History-Ukraine/dp/0465094864#:~:text=Situated%20between%20Central%20Europe%2C%20Russia,Reich%20and%20the%20Soviet%20Union. —
Situated between Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that used it as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Roman and Ottoman empires to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. For centuries, Ukraine has been a meeting place of various cultures.
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This book has answered a few questions on a personal ancestral level. And as one who is as suspicious of communism as one is of capitalism, one has noted that even under the atrocious leader Stalin, land was reclaimed from hierarchy and distributed among the peasants. One also notes that the communists of the USSR then captured the agricultural products from said peasants. And so it goes………2 sides of the same coin of hierarchical dictatorship.
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C-Span hosted a discussion about electric vehicles—–
JANUARY 19, 2023 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 01/19/2023
Omar Vargas on General Motors’ Strategy for Electric Vehicles
General Motor’s Omar Vargas talked about the company’s strategy for electric vehicles and how regulation from Washington impacts the company’s efforts.
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Some people are aware that the average American can’t put food on their table in 2023, let alone buy an electric vehicle. Other troublesome issues are the high cost of replacement batteries, lack of charging stations, cold weather that can undermine performance, and use of rare earth minerals. At 9:20AM the guest expressed the happy use of tax credits that can reduce the price of electric vehicles by $4,000 to $7,000.
Tax credits are often used as the bait for the switch for many expensive investments that surely would be good for the environment. One is not a tax expert, but one believes the consumer would need an income tax obligation that is more than the tax credit to take advantage of the tax credit. When the majority of workers don’t receive a living wage to begin with, their income tax liability won’t support the tax credit any more than their income would support purchase of an electric vehicle.
Add to this the GOP-proposed 30% sales tax to replace income taxes, and apparently nobody will have access to the tax credit to purchase environment-friendly products, nor the discretionary income to contemplate doing so.
In other words we seem to have a s__t storm of propaganda from frenzied lawmakers talking gobbely-goop to anyone who will listen; or maybe just to drown out the objections from constituents.