One feels enough hasn’t been stressed about the underlying rot of authoritarian governance that permeates the USA. Having lightly mentioned a topic that should be prominent in the concern of We The People, is the habit, as in addiction, of products foisted upon the public without assurance of safety.
A prime example that comes to mind due to concern recently and over several years, is the 5G system pushed by politicians happily accepting campaign contributions from corporations, as their primary function.
Because these technologies are new and untested, it is hard to say how they will impact our environment. This raises another issue: there are impacts that can be anticipated and predicted, but there are also unanticipated impacts because much of the new technologies are untested. Nevertheless, it is possible to anticipate some of detrimental environmental consequences of the new technologies and the 5G network, because we know these technologies will increase exposure to harmful radiation, increase mining of rare minerals, increase waste, and increase energy usage. The main 5G environmental concerns have to do with two of the five new components: the millimeter waves and the small cells.
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The 5G exploitation is emblematic of presumption by hierarchical Establishment in permitting (as in the Appalachia Mountain Pipeline project) that benefits big-money campaign donors while hurting We The People.
As to the opinion that lawmakers spend too much time dialing for dollars rather than working for We The People—-https://issueone.org/articles/the-congressional-fundraising-treadmill-six-numbers-to-know-from-new-campaign-finance-filings-july-september-2022/ —
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Couldn’t lawmakers dedicate dialing for dollars to paying down the national debt?
Examples appear to be so numerous as to seem suicidal to humanity and nature. — https://www.treehugger.com/windshield-washer-fluid-dirty-little-secret-7505350?hid=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7&did=9314645-20230605&utm_source=treehugger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=treehugger-daily_newsletter&utm_content=060523&lctg=4246be665c7c525806e26d15079d974213d256e7 —
Yet there’s one thing that hasn’t been studied closely: nonexhaust VOC emissions.
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The opposite side of the coin from infliction of product that hasn’t been researched for safety is bureaucratic crackdown on those speaking out in self defense. — https://theintercept.com/2023/05/31/cop-city-bail-fund-protest-raid-atlanta/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Intercept%20Newsletter —ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, a heavily armed Atlanta Police Department SWAT team raided a house in Atlanta and arrested three of its residents. Their crime? Organizing legal support and bail funds for protesters and activists who have faced indiscriminate arrest and overreaching charges in the struggle to stop the construction of a vast police training facility — dubbed Cop City — atop a forest in Atlanta.
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The following is included again due to the dust up about extinction of humanity by AI. Intuitively we all must suspect AI will not be the death stroke, but rather will be capitalistic hierarchical Establishment overreach and greed. This point cannot be overlooked, and pertains not just to AI, but also to poverty, war, and Climate Change. —
About Socialism, if you must need an ism to explain your position—-
#GreenSocialist Notes, Episode 128
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Slay the sacred cow of corporate profit over a living wage. (paraphrase) — https://secure.actblue.com/donate/emailmarianne2024_video_bor?refcode=20230605_video_bor1_image —
Marianne calls for a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights
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From democracynow — https://mailchi.mp/democracynow/20180813-745087?e=1aa87a4d5a —
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Why Americans can’t debate politics anymore | The Chris Hedges Report
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Chris Hedges speaks of nuance. The following may include said topic. — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWr-yHV2A4I —
RFK Jr DEFENDS Roger Waters As Bassist Smeared Over NAZI Protest, Then Walks It Back: Rising Reacts
–end of rising info–Sabby Sabs touches on the point that artists who are under state attack might need support in the right to expression. She refers to the Dixie Chicks who attracted the ire of “W” during the “War in Iraq”. The Dixie Chicks have since been heroes to me..
Wasn’t the Former Soviet Union also noteworthy for crackdown on artists?
This Is How Cops Arrest Journalists
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My God Aren’t These 1960s Bluegrass Clog Dancers Magnificent To See?
–end of clog info—-Health note—–physical fitness—–similar performed at the Pine Inn, Endicott, NY, 55 years ago….depression? obesity? childhood diabetes? probably no…..
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—-