Indoctrination that a so-called free market is the best system by which to provide opportunity for the most people can be questioned.  This has been the co-option by capitalistic hierarchical Establishment that has taken this concept and twisted it into a Pyramid  Scheme economy.  Now would be a great time to reconsider control by those who may have tendencies toward self-promotion rather than to maintaining a livable planet including human rights and rights of nature.  –Warning Wall Street against commodifying what has been treated since ancient history as “a common right for everyone,” more than 130 civil society groups this week demanded that federal regulators shut down the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s water futures market.Food & Water Watch organized the petition, which was sent to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a year after the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) opened the world’s first market for water futures contracts, based on water rights in drought-plagued California.–end of childrenshealthdefense info– –The letter from Food & Water Watch details a range of serious problems with Nasdaq Veles California Water Index Futures, which were self-certified by the CME before their launch one year ago. It is the world’s first market for water futures contracts. The comment was co-signed by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Southern California Watershed Alliance, FLOW (For Love of Water), Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, National Family Farm Coalition, Public Citizen, and more than 130 other organizations.–end of commondreams food&waterwatch info–  –Tyson Foods itself does not operate chicken farms. –end of facebook post—    –The Blankenships worry about the smells coming from chicken waste, the impact of the waste leaching into local creeks, streams and rivers that supply their water and the eyesore of industrial farming next door.Scores of chicken operations like these have sprung up in west Tennessee in just the past three years, proliferating as Republican lawmakers have led successful efforts to remove environmental oversight and hamstring local officials from enforcing public health rules, while the administration of Gov. Bill Lee has offered millions in economic incentive packages for Tyson’s meat processing plants. In 2017 Tennessee lawmakers eliminated clean water permit requirements for the farms, known as Concentrated Live Animal Feed Operations, or CAFOs. In 2018, they relaxed regulations of large scale operations even further. Then last month the legislature preemptively stripped local health boards of the right to regulate the operations on public health grounds. –end of tennesseelookout info–

Indoctrination by all of our government, commercial interests, media, and our common-core educational system has obliterated public memory of original principles for the formation of corporations in the USA.  A most important forgotten component of public control of rampant corporation excess is the Corporate Charter Revocation—-   –In 1776 we declared our independence not only from British rule, but also from the corporations of England that controlled trade and extracted wealth from the U.S. (and other) colonies. Thus, in the early days of our country, we only allowed corporations to be chartered (licensed to operate) to serve explicitly as a tool to gather investment and disperse financial liability in order to provide public goods, such as construction of roads, bridges or canals.For 100 years after the American Revolution, citizens and legislators tightly controlled the corporate chartering process. Having thrown off English rule, the revolutionaries made certain that legislators issued charters one at a time and for a limited number of years and authority was wielded through laws like those summarized here in each state. Because of widespread public opposition, early legislators granted very few corporate charters, and only after debate. Citizens governed corporations by detailing operating conditions not just in charters but also in state constitutions and state laws. Incorporated businesses were prohibited from taking any action that legislators did not specifically allow.–end of reclaimdemocracy info–
Not only have bureaucrats and politicians obliterated memory of Corporate Charter Revocation, they have also so promoted commercial interests to have shipped US jobs overseas while elevating consumerism to position the US public as the engines for profiteering by hierarchical Establishment.  Such profiteering includes Citizens United that promotes politicians and bureaucrats sharing the unseemly wealth with big-money interests using the US public as the target of enabling this tragic system.Trade agreements such as NAFTA and TPP have been promoted by both of Democratic and Republican branches of our 1-Party system of political capitalism.  
Ignorance about history is a reason we believe the perspective from capitalistic hierarchical Establishment rather than consider the principles of our US Constitution—-   –In the decades since Friedman’s influential essay, corporate power has risen to an unprecedented level. Corporations now have the power to donate unlimited sums of money to political campaigns, further corrupting an already sclerotic democracy. The harms powerful corporations inflict continue, whether one looks to environmental disasters or labor abuses.But what critiques of unrestrained corporate power often miss is that an invisible hand is behind many of these corporate harms—not “the market” of Adam Smith, but the Wall Street investors who treat companies as their property and the corporate executives who have made it their mission to appease them.–end of popularresistance info–
The FCC is promoted as use of media for the common good.  This no longer feels to be the case—–  –It has been an ambitious enterprise, imperfectly realized. Part of the challenge has been to use public policy, with all its strengths and limitations, to integrate vital public goals into a commercial milieu. This challenge has been complicated in recent years by rapid and far-reaching changes in technology and market structures, not to mention evolving public needs. As competition in the telecommunications marketplace becomes more acute and as the competitive dynamics of TV broadcasting change, the capacities of the free marketplace to serve public ends is being tested as never before.–end of goveinfo —
The USA has historically used examples of state-run media in the Former USSR as the reason to uphold capitalism rather than communism.  Does anyone see the fly in this ointment?
We are a long way from the original expectation that corporations would benefit local communities of people, and without harming the environment.  It is not okay that a family living on a piece of rural land is subjected to an agri-business wasteland next door.   Principles are spelled out in brevity in the Preamble–Preamble:We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.–end of preamble to the US Constitution info–

We also have a glimpse into the intention of The Founders in the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence–“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”–end of Preamble of the Declaration of Independence–
Laughable is the error that stated unalienable rights for men but not for women.  If principles of both Preambles were precisely honored by men, possibly nobody would even notice.  But the flaming disregard for rights in general has exposed women to extreme misogyny.
Women protest a lot because women have much to protest about.  The new normal of “cracking down on protesters” by patriarchy is familiar.  In the Southern Tier of NYS a group of county Sheriffs have demanded said “crack down” laws be passed.  At the same time some of these bureaucrats have expressed they will not enforce more restrictive gun laws.  These 2 stances require explanation. Another curiously unfolding FACT is a large number of law enforcement in the Southern Tier who are shooting gun owners; typically after responding to a domestic dispute call.  Another such shooting happened yesterday, according to news reports.  (News update……perpetrator didn’t have a gun, but did have a knife…..but was still shot by a law enforcement officer…this for clarification with no opinion about veracity or lack thereof for the shooting….who knows?)  …eerily similar to the following)—-
NYS has made strides since 1970 when one’s personal “domestic dispute” call about a husband who after being absent for a month, was angry that the door was locked at midnight, broke it down, and then destroyed everything in the interior while attacking his wife physically.  Demands to law enforcement to arrest the perpetrator were answered by….and I quote…..”It’s his house and he can do whatever he wants.”
But I digress.  In 2021 law enforcement shoots the perpetrator.  But why do they support unrestricted gun toting when the general public is forced to live with the intimidation that law enforcement finds so threatening as to shoot?  By the way, a perpetrator with a knife is better than one with a gun, if the target can run fast.  Can we imagine a society without intimidation and violence, and work toward that end; or is that too Utopian for our fragile abilities?  And why are protesters acting peacefully in Free Speech, even if “annoying” to Establishment, so carelessly arrested?   –Oklahoma lawmakers had passed a new measure stiffening penalties for protesters who block roadways and granting immunity to drivers who unintentionally hit them. –end of portside info–
The public seem to be easy pickens’, especially women—-  –Turse, an incisive author and managing editor at TomDispatch, wrote this fall: “Over the last 20 years, the United States has conducted more than 93,300 air strikes — in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — that killed between 22,679 and 48,308 civilians, according to figures recently released by Airwars, a U.K.-based airstrike monitoring group. The total number of civilians who have died from direct violence in America’s wars since 9/11 tops out at 364,000 to 387,000, according to Brown University’s Costs of War Project.”—end of portside info–

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The raw aggression that passes as indicative of masculinity is harmful to many people and nature.  True masculinity is surely more complicated than that.  Femininity with confidence can promote its own qualities without need to enable so many attributes of masculinity that is harmful.  And yes, to avoid inuendo one has in mind Amy Coney Barrett.
One believes The Creator as imagined by each as She, He It, or Cause and Effect, has placed under the influence of women, her own body.  Trust women.

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!
Along with Climate Change, many people oppose the imperialism of the USA under control of the Republican/Democratic duopoly.  Use of the wealth of our nation should be to enhance quality of life for We The People rather than for imperialism.  Some people vote accordingly.I———————–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. 
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