Tag: government

NATIONAL SECURITY AND SECRETS

So the same Administration that welcomed Russia’s Lavrov into the White House without transparent journalism provided for the information of We The People, and with Trump meeting privately with Russia’s Putin without availability of journalism to provide information to other bureaucrats, politicians, or We The People, also spied on journalists meeting with Assange in UK, when said Assange is investigated in a role of whistle blower who reported on US war crimes. read more

WHEN OLIGARCHS ARE WORRIED

Dimon may be pessimistic because, while those of his ilk have benefited from the US government run via capitalism, FACTually speaking this isn’t a free market system, is more nearly authoritarian than democratic, and on a continuum seems to be organized crime.  Why would those in privileged positions be worried about the system?  Perhaps in the end the best system would be our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic is better than capitalism. read more

THE TRANSFER OF WEALTH TO THE WEALTHY IS GOING WELL

To simply understand 2 separate Trump bureaucratic policy enactments may raise questions.  “Tax cuts” are the rallying cry of Conservatives, and some of the electorate who may be non-wealthy seem to imagine they are included in said tax cuts, when FACTually only the wealthy and most often commercial interests may be the beneficiaries.  This seems to be the case in the Trump tax cut of January 2018.  Coincidentally also enacted was what seems to be a tax increase on mostly low-income Americans in the Trump tariff enactment. read more

BREAK THROUGH


C-Span hosted a discussion this morning on the topic of ranked choice voting.  The benefits of choice using ranked choice are entering the thought process of more voters, and may one suggest due to efforts by 3rd-Party voices.  The D&R duopoly haven’t spread information about ranked choice voting benefits to voters for obvious reasons of control that underwrites the authoritarian character of the duopoly.  This also raises the topic of the influence of 3rd-Party voices that may have been censored by regulations from the  R&D duopoly, that have still managed to censor said voices off of ballots and away from debates, but but which 3rd- Parties nonetheless have broken through to some of the electorate by nothing more than moral authority. read more

DE-INDOCTRINATION

Maybe not forever or for everyone, but surely this seems a lifestyle that should be available.  What if more communities offered de-indoctrination spaces?  Would mental health improve?  Could spiritual health be remembered?  read more

FINE THE POOR OR TAX THE RICH?

The money to run government must come from somewhere.  Citizens United seems an apt system in which Pyramid Schemes thrive. read more

YOU CAN DEFINE THE 21st CENTURY

Language matters especially from bureaucracy that can shape the lives of We The People.  This change in language in NYS reminds of a decades-old sit-com called Designing Women.  Included in the characters was a handyman who was imminently likable and dependable but wore a perpetually worried look on his face while often punctuating his conversation with reference to his “unfortunate incarceration”.    This seems to have been a subtle political statement about the times of such policies and laws as stop and frisk. read more

GOVERNMENTAL INNOCENCE

To set the stage logically, consider what the commons mean to humanity and nature; along with a presumption by hierarchy that they are the subject of life on Earth and that humanity and nature are the objects to be exploited as human resources and natural resources.  We also may wish to consider bribery and the use of the blanket explanation of “national security”. read more

IS INFLATION THE EUPHEMISM FOR GOUGING?


Some people call it gouging while some people call it inflation.  Hoodwinked is the result. read more

DOOM IS TOO EASY


Bernie Sanders has seen a few things.  Consider his views at www.berniesanders.com and listen to his thoughts about doom. read more

MINION OR CITIZEN?

News reports suggest that Obamacare/ACA must be addressed, speaking to subsidies for increasing premiums for the public.  This is universal health care but inclusive of retaining and rewarding middlemen.  That we are frightened of universal health care because it is socialism, seems a definition of inanity.  ACA/Obamacare appears to be a desultory and complicated type of disease care that retains privatization and pays off middlemen as the health care for people deteriorates and becomes un-affordable. read more

ORDERED LIBERTY

Human rights and indeed environmental rights supersede legislation.  This FACT appears to have fostered another euphemism which is “ordered liberty”.  “Ordered liberty” insinuates man-made laws in place of human rights.  FACTually speaking human rights are intrinsic to people as environmental rights are intrinsic to nature.  Hierarchy has as its mission, limiting these rights for exploitation by Establishment. read more

TAKE THE KEYS OF THE FAMILY CAR FROM JUNIOR

In other words, should the US public underwrite joyriders? read more

AWAKEN


Most students in civics classes noticed a paragraph in government-approved textbooks about a scandal in the Warren Harding Administration called the Teapot Dome.  One doesn’t remember anything about this scandal other than it was about kickbacks.  FACTually speaking, that this scandal was included in textbooks seems to assuage any notion that this system continued unabated, but the insinuation was that this scandal was an anomaly.  One’s eyes popped open after reading the following about which one recently commented—–


This book reminds that the past can warn those who have the awakening to notice..

Incidentally reading the following—-https://www.davidgrann.com/book/killers-of-the-flower-moon/—In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. 

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Librarians are said to be under attack from bureaucrats.  No wonder.  

The infamous Teapot Dome Scandal may have reached over decades unabated and hushed into a system known as “running government like a business”.

https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/teapot-dome-scandal      –In 1920, Warren G. Harding, a senator and Ohio newspaper publisher, won a long-shot bid for the White House with the financial backing of oilmen who were promised oil-friendly cabinet picks in return. As Laton McCartney wrote in his book The Teapot Dome Scandal, How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country, the back-slapping Harding was a consummate “go along to get along man.”

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An argument can be made that the bribing of government officials was dealt with after the Teapot Dome Scandal, not by challenging corruption legislatively and judicially, but by legalizing without legitimizing corruption in the government by such determinations as Citizens United.  In other words, laws were passed to legalize “running government like a business”, which may be defined as either fascism or organized crime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAnpvte1l10    —

So THIS Is Why US Wants War In Ukraine——- Jul 17, 2022 This week I spoke with investigative journalist with the Grayzone, Aaron Maté, about efforts by the US proxy war in Ukraine and its efforts to weaken and destabilise Russia. #ukraine #russia #US

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Can these governmental anomalies add to Climate Change?  Perhaps…..https://theintercept.com/2022/07/18/joe-gayle-manchin-condo-climate-canaan-valley/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Intercept%20Newsletter    –But while Manchin has sabotaged federal efforts at combating climate change, he has used federal dollars to preserve his own corner of the world. Public records reviewed by The Intercept show that even after Manchin’s decadeslong efforts to upend environmental policy that would undercut the fossil fuel companies funding his political campaigns (and the waste coal industry generating his personal fortune), he and his wife, Gayle Manchin, have directed millions of federal dollars to a small, pristine valley in West Virginia where the couple owns a condo. Hundreds of miles north of the coal communities decimated by the mountaintop removal mining that Manchin fostered in the state, the Manchins’ Canaan Valley residence sits in an unadulterated watershed, surrounded by the Dolly Sods Wilderness, the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and Blackwater Falls State Park.

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But don’t blame Joe Manchin for acting true to his character.  He won’t be the first.

https://portside.org/2022-07-20/joe-manchin-symptom-its-senate-thats-sick?utm_source=portside-general&utm_medium=email  –Two-hundred and thirty-five years later and the United States Senate still works to stymie and stifle the “pernicious innovations” that might help ordinary Americans, or preserve the planet for their children and grandchildren.

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As one who is fairly informed and curious, still I was shocked to hear Howie Hawkins inform that the Senate is not a requirement and is not a part of the 3 branches of government.  And so if it feels like the function of the Senate is to maintain supremacy by a certain group of people, it may be a FACT.

If the Senate isn’t a requirement, maybe this should be discussed.

One has watched a concept of American exceptionalism that to some people seem like hubris, pretend to supremacy by being woke, to an extent that has blinded Americans to real-time democratic (small d) actions that predominate just South of the borders of North America.  Could this be a type of racism?  Could Northern chauvinism be another excuse for imperialism inflicted under the excuse of “spreading democracy around the world” that promises privilege to those who support this system?  Could the North learn anything from the South, as pertains to the Americas?—

https://portside.org/2022-07-20/global-left-midweek-focus-latin-america?utm_source=portside-general&utm_medium=email      —

  1. Lessons From Colombia
  2. Internationalism of the Landless
  3. Panama National Strike
  4. The Mapuche: Across Borders
  5. Argentina: Trans Rights
  6. More on Chile’s New Constitution
  7. CARICOM/Venezuela
  8. Ecuador: Indigenous Protests Against Austerity
  9. Antigua: Same-Sex Marriage Victory
  10. Cuba: Referendum on Family Plan

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New ideas and perspectives seem appropriate as we watch the chaos from Establishment—-

https://mailchi.mp/bee6e05f2358/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6155137?e=d624642c9f     —

Wood Pellet Manufacturing in a Rainforest

The true scale of the global North’s economic   read more

WHAT WE COULD HAVE LEARNED FROM THE TEAPOT DOME SCANDAL


A definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing while expecting different results.  C-Span  hosted a discussion about electoral reform, while basing the discussion on reliance to corporate political Party duopoly control, rather than on control by We The People. read more