In one’s imagination, the Ohio train derailment tragedy is the physical manifestation of the impact on Americans by the end-days of capitalism.  The American Dream became entitlements following the Establishment rigging of government for their own enrichment.

https://mailchi.mp/politifact/the-ohio-railroad-disaster-what-we-know-so-far?e=e8de71cdb1               —

Answers are few, concerns about effects on people, environment are many

–end of politifact info–

https://www.c-span.org/video/?526091-1/agriculture-dept-officials-testify-nutrition-programs&live     –FEBRUARY 16, 2023

Agriculture Dept. Officials Testify on Nutrition Programs

Agriculture Department officials testified on nutrition programs in the 2023 farm bill, including the methodology for determining SNAP benefits.

–end of c-span info–

Senator Boozman, R-AK, reminded of the level of benefits offered by SNAP, which is a food program, and is defined by this lawmaker as an entitlement.  Some people could define the benefits that are self-secured by lawmakers to themselves and last a lifetime, even after “service” is over, as an entitlement program.

Realistically we might address the system called capitalism that has given us a system of hierarchy and stock market participation over local-community workforce and life.  

Some lawmakers spoke of SNAP benefits that go to “able-bodied men who can work but don’t”.  A few thoughts—

*One is old enough to remember the welfare-to-work program that Reagan dismantled that precisely trained a trade for “able-bodied men”  while providing financial support until the men were capable of self-reliance.  The reason to have dismantled this beneficial program seems to have coincided with the currently-debunked “Trickle-Down Theory” upon which Reagan sycophants are enamored.  Perhaps Reagan was wrong and harmful to our nation.

*Corruption in government supported by Citizens United has given us a rigged economy of predatory behavior by those so inclined.  Those who are not so inclined are labeled as using entitlement programs

*A following link will describe a new rush from the USA of those who have secured wealth on a personal basis, ostensibly due to discontent among the public that is leading to violence and crime.  What else would be imagined as the result of capitalism on a continuum that becomes organized crime?

*Apparently “the wealthy” are searching for locations that serve organized crime rather than the crime of the riff raff

*A militarized law enforcement is required at this juncture of social unraveling and governmental rigging

*As to “able-bodied men” who are using SNAP benefits rather than using self-reliance, perhaps the predatory emphasis on children becoming indebted for college costs to secure “degrees from institutions of higher learning” that are said to be the key to success, is a lie when a better path for local-community members would be education for a trade that is lucrative but doesn’t further the interests of “institutions of higher learning” or the financial-debt industry….AKA big-money campaign donors…..

Millionaires reported to leave the USA for a better life.—-

https://www.aol.com/finance/americas-millionaires-arent-leaving-us-090623979.html      –The net inflow of high-net-worth individuals to the US plummeted 86% in 2022 from peak pre-pandemic levels, falling to just 1,500 people, according to a new wealth report by London-based consultancy Henley & Partners.

That’s compared to a net inflow that fluctuated between 6,400 and 10,800 wealthy people a year from 2013 to 2019.

Henley & Partners said one of the measures it uses to gauge the health of a country’s economy is its middle class — which has been shrinking in the US.

At the same time, the middle class is growing outside the US, with nearly 430,000 new consumers joining the middle class in the developing world every day, Opdyke wrote added. That’s the equivalent of adding 20 New York Cities to the US economy every year, he added.

–end of aol info–

C-Span  hosted a discussion about the issues that should be addressed to balance the budget.

C-Span–caller–9:05AM–paraphrase–Social Security isn’t “earned”, it is an entitlement.  (Labels are interesting and can be used in place of logical and FACTual understanding.  Having worked in the financial industry one was exposed to courses such as LUTC, CLU, ChFC, and mandatory annual industry-required courses to maintain currency of relevance of knowledge.  In every course ever taken, Social Security was defined as an “earned benefit” for which workers paid over a lifetime of employment.  Suddenly one learns Social Security is an entitlement.  This is the magic of propaganda that can turn on a pin.  Or to use the jargon of the financial industry, a ubiquitous bait-and-switch was perpetrated upon the American worker.  This isn’t surprising when one considers the bait-and-switch of calling democracy capitalism, and switching to predatory behavior in pursuit of each dollar, coincided with said changes in definition.  Over a continuum capitalism manifests as organized crime.)

Curiously none of the hierarchy, so far, from LUTC, CLU, or ChFC or governmental-mandated industrial upgrade courses have challenged propagandists on this distortion from “Earned Benefits” to entitlements.  What are they afraid of?  Or were they complicit in this labeling-for-effect?

C-Span–guest Joel Zinburg–paraphrase–Criticized the Covid response policy condescendingly alluded to increased alcohol abuse and drug abuse by the public.  —

https://www.c-span.org/video/?525868-5/washington-journal-dr-joel-zinberg-discusses-efficacy-covid-lockdowns-government-pandemic       —


Washington Journal

Dr. Joel Zinberg on the Efficacy of COVID Lockdowns and Government Pandemic Restrictions

Dr. Joel Zinberg of the Paragon Health Institute talked about a report on the efficacy of COVID-19 lockdowns and other government pandemic restrictions.

–end of c-span info–

(The statement and definition of lock-down time by Americans by Joel Zinburg is condescending and offensive.  Perhaps some people somewhere abused substance, and possibly this is FACTual among the hierarchy of capitalism and including our big-money purchased lawmakers…..who knows?   But the sonorous presumption that this applies to the general public ignores that some people may have used lock-down time to take a well-deserved nap, read a book, plant a garden, or make a quilt.

In other words, the elite needs to refrain from defining “the other” long enough to self-evaluate.

Seymour Hersch also reported about the My Lai massacre that many of us remember from he past—-

From democracynow  —  https://www.democracynow.org/2023/2/15/nord_stream_sy_hersh?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=632fbb2a53-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-632fbb2a53-191783145                  —

Reporter Seymour Hersh on “How America Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline”: Exclusive TV Interview

–end of democracynow info–

This discussion rather reveals the source of propaganda, one might suggest.

From organicconsumers  —    https://us.engagingnetworks.app/page/email?mid=f4c0caa77f41491ca1cce5a93498aa98            —


Rage Against the War Machine in Washington


Renewal, Resistance, & Regeneration


The Book on Toxic Chemicals & Cancer Prevention that Biden Needs to Read


Dr. Michelle Perro: Biotech Babies


Government by Panic-Mongering


Distract, Divide, & Conquer

–end of organicconsumers info–

From popularresistance  —  https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/popular-resistance-daily-digest-8voc8iemjj?e=1b0a9c0541                —

Employers Steal Up To $50 Billion From Workers Every Year

Media Ignore Seymour Hersh’s Bombshell Report On Nordstream II

Calls To Withdraw Sanctions On Earthquake-Hit Syria Grow Louder

–end of popularresistance info–

A reminder of integrity from RemaLoeb  —  https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid029nEnqYHkcZDwXcgbJWJq7HGbL9vbv39XPeytYj5YJPMhbkLkadmWyG4G3FTfiQeCl               —

This is what regenerative farming can look like. This is a picture of the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. Unlike conventional monoculture planting, this polyculture system diversifies the soil life, making plants less susceptible to pests and disease. (Photo by Franie Treetops @ Flickr).

–end of tweet—–

“Apokries”….AKA abstinence from meat…..who knew?  One has practiced Apokries since 1990…..still here to tell the tale….so far….—–

From Thewildhunt  —  https://wildhunt.org/2023/02/apokries-a-festival-with-pagan-roots-heralds-springtime-and-the-christian-lenten-season.html                  —

ATHENS – Apokries is Greece’s Carnival: a three-week period of feasting and costumed festivities. Just like Carnival in other parts of the world, it kicks off the last week before Lent begins. The word apokries comes from αποκρία/apokria, meaning “carnival” itself originating to mean “abstinence from meat.”–end of thewildhunt info–

We could remember that  US lawmakers have voted into place a system of socialism for their own requirements, and capitalism for everyone else.

From MRonline  —  https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=1c17e585be                      —

‘Socialism is the best prophylaxis’: The German Democratic Republic’s Health Care System

Snowden: U.S. distracting from Nord Stream blasts with ‘flying objects’

The corporate campaign to greenwash natural gas

–end of mronline 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.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ7kn2-GEmM       —

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.———————–We can do better———-

That “we are a 2-Party system” is a fabrication of the Republican/Democratic duopoly and spread by MSM.  In FACT the majority of voters aren’t either registered Democratic or Republican.  The censorship about this info must be envied by bureaucrats of the Former USSR and their simplistic style of 1-Party elections.  

Regardless of which character sits in the Oval Office, We The People have work to do to maintain principles of our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic.  Several items to challenge—*We need the integrity of ranked-choice voting so voters won’t feel compelled to “hold your nose and vote”*Censored debates must be stopped.  The Democratic/Republican duopoly pretends to legitimate debates in what is nothing other than another campaign show.  Independent debates run by uninterested sponsors such as The League of Women Voters, must be restored.  (Access www.debates.org to understand the extent of duopoly control).  The so-called Debate Commission is a corporation to promote the Democratic corporation and Republican corporation, not to inform We The People*Challenge and stop gerrymandering that is a trick especially of the Republican branch of the duopoly.*Stop voter suppression by political Parties, and especially confront and stop Party suppression, which is the over-arching approach to voter suppression.  Party suppression seems to have been the responsibility of the Democratic corporation*Promote by law ranked-choice voting, so we won’t be told again, by D&R duopoly, to “hold your nose and vote”
If these issues are handled, our next elections can be honorable. 
*******************************************************************https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx—-Political Party affiliation of voters.
    https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”

WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE–end of lwv info–Murray Bookchin, who founded social ecology, a theory that strongly influenced early Green Socialist thought, strongly advocated the discussion and study group as the first step of any revolutionary movement. A group of individuals meets to expand their knowledge of radical thought and form a radical intellectual community; through the give and take of discussion, can eventually form ideas for next steps in organizing and political activity. According to Bookchin, study groups help create solidarity and a shared language — with a shared coherent vision — for building a mass, organizing, political movement!

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