One has noticed that Openthebooks appear to lean Conservative.  The militarization of local law enforcement appears to promote hierarchical interests both Democratic and Republican.  Similar to foreign military involvement of the US, nation against nation hurts all local community members for the benefit of oligarchs who use patriotism as the reason for war when it is more about personal oligarchical wealth retention.      —


–end of openthebooks info–

It isn’t illegal for political cronies to endorse others for public office.  Transparency and discussion could keep honest, local elections.   —


–end of marshallproject info–

This seems like a startlingly high amount of military equipment for Broome County, NY, in comparison with other areas in NYS and apparently Pa.  But crony politics in Broome County also increases interest and curiosity.  Consider anecdotal observation over recent years—

*The old Broome County Sheriff was reported by the local newspaper to have moonlighted for a fossil fuel company while serving as Sheriff

*Old Sheriff endorsed his Deputy Sheriff for NYS Senator, which public office was won by said Deputy

*New NYS Senator and Old Broome County Sheriff endorsed their choice for DA

*This feels a degree too cozy for some people

*The crony-endorsed candidate for DA did not win the election

*DP turned NYS Senator decided he was unhappy in his new position, and ran for Sheriff, and won that position

*Old Sheriff had retired, and now with a new election for DA looming, Old Sheriff has endorsed new DA and New Sheriff-once-NYS-Senator is endorsing the failed candidate for DA…..what’s up with the split?

This feels like that troublesome gray area covered by ethics.  Ethics seem to be too Pollyanna-ish for our brave new world

A glaring example seems to be an incredibly, ludicrously immoral Supreme Court.    —
In more than three decades on the Supreme Court, Thomas has consistently voted to make it harder for many Americans to have their vote count; to erode institutions, like a free press, that are essential to democracy; and to dismantle nearly a century’s worth of democratically enacted laws on spurious constitutional grounds. Thomas’s opposition to democracy is not rooted in nepotism. It appears to be quite principled.

–end of VOX info–  –U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni Thomas are under fresh scrutiny as yet another revelation, this one reported by the Washington Post on Thursday evening shows Ginni received tens of thousands of dollars in off-the-book compensation from a powerful right-wing nonprofit shortly before the group “soon would have an interest before the court”—a pivotal voting rights case.

–end of commondreams info–

This seems like a textbook example of meritorious behavior.  Some people on MSM news shows have articulated their belief that “we are a meritocracy”.  FACTually, a Democratic campaign strategist so spoke.  One sees as much truth as FACT in his statement.

The above several bits of current reality feel like a textbook example of dictatorship.  Greed may be at the bottom of these examples, and one includes endorsement of Joe Biden by Jim Clyburn in these examples.

C-Span this morning hosted a discussion about the new AI scare that humanity will succumb to its will.  Considering back to the printing press, has this all ready been the case?  —           –Let us then harness this inspiration, this power and take it to the next level. Let us go beyond mere media consumption and actually use the written word as it was intended, as a resource, and not as an objective. Let books still be made, but may they truly bring something new to the table, establish new paradigms, shed light to domains of learning that are still eschewed and especially, let’s truly engage with these works. Finally, let us look beyond the written word, let us be inspired to influence the material world as well as the spiritual one.

–end wildhunt into–

One has spoken out against technology that generally becomes the master of humanity rather than its servant.  The way in which anything is used is dependent upon the awareness of the user.  To become automatic consumers is a problem.  This is a reason one so vehemently challenged the mindless use by Obama as “consumer” when he spoke of the US citizens.  Was this lazy, diabolical, or compliant to hierarchical desire?  Only Obama knows.  

But as in the Broome County, NY quasi-cronyism system that is in play, questions could be asked.

Cronyism seems embedded in Supremacy types of mindset that presume authority over others.  Violence predicated upon personal presumption and pique seems rising.  —

Subway Death may go to grand jury.

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This mindset isn’t new and seem embedded in patriarchy.   —

But on Thursday, jurors for writer E. Jean Carroll’s sexual assault and defamation lawsuit against the former president heard a portion of an October 2022 deposition in which Trump appeared to go further—standing by what he said on the Access Hollywood tape. “Historically, that’s true with stars,” he said.

When Carroll’s lawyer asked, “True with stars that they can grab women by the pussy?” Trump replied, “If you look over the last million years, I guess that’s been largely true. Not always, but largely true. Unfortunately or fortunately.”

–end of motherjones info–(More nerve than brains.  And that’s the reason the type are used by those behind the scenes)   –Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a radical Ukrainian movement called Atesh, which said that it “had been hunting Prilepin since the start of this year.”

After the Western-backed coup in Kiev in 2014, Prilepin emerged as a staunch supporter of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke free from Ukraine’s rule and later joined Russia. In 2017, he formed his own volunteer battalion, taking the position of political officer. In late January, the writer’s press service said that Prilepin had signed a contract with Russia’s National Guard and set off for the conflict zone.

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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—–          —#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.———————–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 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. 
*******************************************************************—-Political Party affiliation of voters.–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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