Eminent Domain when corporations own politicians, take on a different meaning.
C-Span hosted conversations about Memorial Day.
8:40AM–caller–paraphrase–The military is good at transitioning citizens into soldiers but not the transition from a soldier into a citizen.
How do other people see us? Who is right and who is wrong?
The point is made that the US leadership might have served the US better by understanding Afghanistan, now that the Taliban is back in control……as though they ever weren’t. The Frontline guest Martin Smith was a guest on C-Span, and also intimated that Afghanistan may not be the only misunderstood nation into which deluded US leaders are forcing “Western values”. And so goes American chauvinism.
WHO WANTS PEACE?
C-Span ran a bit of a speech by someone named Mike Gallagher-R, in which he said (paraphrase) the CCP (China) took advantage of US “good faith”. Probably he’s referring to the blind trust of US politicians (AKA jumping through corporate hoops) in imposing the national security risk upon the US public known as globalism, in which jobs, manufacturing, and control evolved to China.
FARM WORKERS AND DENIAL
NYS has passed legislation that would mandate overtime pay for farm workers after 40-hours-per week. Some local lawmakers have expressed concern that lack of understanding about the erratic time schedules in farm work will place undue burdens upon farm employers.
COURAGE TO CHANGE
Change requires courage and imagination. Propaganda helps to ensure the public have neither.
THE VALUE OF UFO’S
The value of the recent UFO concerns in the USA that has an infinitesimal chance of being aliens from outside of our universe, is the attention-grabbing ability that may accrue toward those who may otherwise be running around in red caps and annoying others. A significant value is to shine light into the dark corner of government secrecy that is out of sync with a democracy.
WHAT DO NORAD AND NATO HAVE IN COMMON?
One commonality is a diversity of US “enemies”. But a more succinct commonality comes to mind. And information about current events stamped “top secret”, will probably in about 10 years be found stuck to the bottom of some politicians shoe.
BOY SCOUTS WITH BINOCULARS
The painfully relevant topic of debt in the USA was addressed by a mature and informed discussion with Elyse Hicks. The predatory character of credit card use was prominent. We should question those who called in to say “they knew what they were getting into” as being offensive when one remembers that organized crime uses usury tactics in their power and wealth accumulation. Some people have recognized that capitalism on a continuum is organized crime, and should be treated as such.
WE’RE ALL “THE OTHER”
The trouble with exceptionalism is a tendency to overlook excellence in “the other”
Have you heard the USSR Brezhnev joke ….From the book The Gates of Europe…..”But the Soviet economy was in no condition to accelerate anything other than rates of decline…….” ‘We were on the edge of an abyss………but since then we have made a huge step forward’……”
PEACE AND WAR
One believes the following book by Tolstoy was banned in Russia. Oligarchs (those who steer public opinion for personal promotion) are similar.
Fear more than reason may support the knee-jerk reaction of hyper funding the Pentagon in order to increase defense capabilities at the same time another recent reminder of inordinate danger looms over the public within the US borders as pertains to an obsolete and flimsy energy grid. The pentagon is purported to have misplaced about $22,000,000,000,000, that’s with a “T”.
JUSTICE IS A JOURNEY
A reason one was disappointed about a news blackout locally on an important local issue, is that when We The People are legitimized by court action, this action encourages We The People to act in the interests of our local communities. NYS has a background history of insinuating industrial development quietly before the local community is aware of the intentions, and then ‘splaining away disagreement by saying “well it’s too late now”.