FIRM GRASP OF THE OBVIOUS
A firm grasp of the obvious manifests before our eyes. Curious how many choose to remain indoctrinated into Establishment control and denial.
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Biden Is Preparing To Crush A Historic Climate Change LawsuiDrug Patents Are Stifling Progress And Making Us SickePipeline Fighters Lock To Equipment At Mountain Valley Pipeline Work SitBlackrock Is A ‘Modern Day Dutch East India Company’
Atlanta’s Appeal Of ‘Stop Cop City’ Referendum Denied
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Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky has uploaded a video to his Telegram channel showing him holding court with one of the most notorious neo-Nazis in modern Ukrainian history: Azov Battalion founder Andriy Biletsky.
On August 14, just over an hour after Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced another $200 million in military aid to Kiev, Ukrainian President Vlodomyr Zelensky published the video depicting what he called an “open conversation” with Ukraine’s 3rd Separate Assault Brigade.
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C-Span hosted a discussion with Karen Perry Stillerman. — https://www.c-span.org/video/?529889-3/karen-perry-stillerman-inflation-reduction-act-agriculture-provisions —
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AUGUST 18, 2023 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 08/18/2023
Karen Perry Stillerman on the Inflation Reduction Act and Agriculture Provisions
Union of Concerned Scientists Food and Environment Program Deputy Director Karen Perry Stillerman discusses the Inflation Reduction Act’s agriculture provisions and their impact on climate change.–end of c-span info–
A caller to Karen Perry Stillerman asked the impact from wars on global warming. Ms. Perry Stillerman wasn’t described as an expert on war, and she ignored this vital and obvious question to deflect back to farming.
Some people recognize colonization of Hawaii along with most of the rest of the world, as an outcome from oligarchical imperialism. One suspects more than a few oligarchs over decades and particularly currently, have used their unearned privilege to access “paradise” using private jets, that may be the poster child of greed and self-indulgence. Greed and self-indulgence is the product of the wealth that cannot exist without poverty of others. Self-indulgence and greed seem to justify the global warming afforded to such jet setters. That they then throw some money at the victims, changes neither the exploitation or global warming.
This relates to war because that is the response by oligarchs to maintain control against humanity and nature to their benefit. The US death toll from global warming seems far in advance to a death toll of Americans due to foreign-nation attack. Yet national security is enacted as applies to oligarchical privilege while this functional system seems, so far, to kill Americans.
While reports say 1,000 people are still unaccounted for in Maui, numbers are ignored about the effect from deteriorating air quality in North America due to Canadian wildfires that must be resulting from global warming. — https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/new-england-continues-experience-poor-air-quality-due-smoke-canadian-wildfires-tuesday – Everyone can take steps to keep air emissions down during air quality advisory days. Even during periods of wildfire smoke, reducing your activities that cause air emissions can help decrease pollution. Combining or skipping car trips, using public transportation, and mowing your lawn after 5:00 pm can all have a positive impact on our air quality. Due to impacts from climate change, these kinds of air quality events may increase in frequency. Communities already vulnerable and overburdened will also be impacted by these kinds of events.
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Governmental suggestions as to how individuals can mitigate increase of air particulates ignores war that seems to be a supreme ignition for global warming, at the same time war is suspected of destroying people and nature. Oligarchs seem to approve of this ignorance in order to self promote.
Capitalism is functionally self-promoting. Indoctrination by Establishment maintains that the public benefits from richness of the elite using the resources of people and nature, is best for you. Go figure.—–https://www.democracynow.org/2023/8/17/the_climate_conflagration_rages_from_maui – Climate change-fueled drought and high winds created the perfect conditions for raging wildfires across the Hawaiiian island of Maui last week, burning the historic town of Lāhainā to the ground. As of Thursday, the death toll was 111, but that number is expected to go much higher as the difficult task of searching the acres of burnt wreckage slowly proceeds. The number of people killed by the massive conflagration could surpass 1,000. The fire struck on August 8th, not long after the hottest July in recorded human history, and just as a decision was issued in an historic climate trial that took place in Helena, Montana, over 3,000 miles away. There, 16 young Montanans, aged five to 22, were suing the State of Montana for violating their constitutional right to a “clean and healthful environment.” After almost two and a half years of litigation, Montana Judge Kathy Seeley ruled in favor of the youth plaintiffs, declaring Montana law mandating aggressive promotion of fossil fuels at the expense of the climate was “unconstitutional on its face.”
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The reason for the Democratic/Republican duopoly as it has functioned, seems to perpetuate indoctrination to the gullible.–
https://popularresistance.org/the-nonsensical-right-and-left-need-to-unite-to-take-on-elites-take/ – Every few months—sometimes for sinister and ideological reasons, sometimes for just plain ahistorical and dimwitted reasons—a pundit comes along who thinks they’ve cracked the DaVinci code of class politics. “What if,” they ask us (as if the question has not been asked countless times before), “left and right unite to take on the elites”? The phrasing of the question can vary, but it’s invariably some version of the same claptrap. This take has a particular superficial appeal: What if the right and left could set aside their seemingly insurmountable differences and unite to take on these mysterious “elites,” or “those in power”? What if, indeed! On its face, the proposal sounds like something everyone can get behind, and it’s effective RT-bait:–end of popularresistance info–
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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—–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”