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Jul 2, 2020 - Freedom vs Public Good
The conflicts today really boil down to whether humans recognize "The Commons" as a good thing or not. In the US the emphasis has evolved to the extremes where one side views 'freedom' and individual rights as paramount and the other side places most benefit in 'we're all in this together' idea. This dynamic will be played out most extremely during the next months with violence most likely to occur as these sides realize that compromise is not in the cards and leadership is lacking. Civilization as we have come to know it with increased...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2020 - Racism
—— Do you believe? —— 7-3 We are going into a very, VERY divisive period! Perhaps we thought the past few years have been divisive but it has been NOTHING compared to where we are heading. Expect a militant response from BOTH sides of the political spectrum. The right has thousands of followers and most of them have guns and believe that their power comes from their militia organization which T is encouraging with his more racist rhetoric! Unfortunately, the left and more progressive groups actually believe that the US is still operating on...Jump to full entry
Jun 11, 2020 - Building a better democracy
This is what gives me optimism: Democracy needs reforming ___ AND: Democracy in Action, Say YES to Free Speech! OneOfTheSmiths on Twitter “@ProjectLincoln @snowstormyou Just sayin... #ThursdayThoughts The Day Democracy Died... https://t.co/qd4wmmCe8s” twitter.comJump to full entry
If you ever wondered how the economic system we've evolved can continue to expand, watch this: Limits of Growth _____ Not by 2100 or 2050 or even 2030, but NOW! ——- Pollution has increased dramatically since the universal increase in the use of plasticsJump to full entry
Jun 7, 2020 - Power reflects privilege
FROM NPR Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images WHO HOLDS SEATS OF POWER IN AMERICA? By Lisa Desjardins, @LisaDNews Correspondent Consider two lists of names. First: George Floyd, Donnie Sanders, Breonna Taylor, William Howard Green, Christopher Whitfield, Atatiana Jefferson, Channara “Philly” Pheap, Ryan Twynman, Isaiah Lewis, Marcus McVae. These are the names of 10 black men and women who were killed by police in just more than a year. Next: Hiram Revels, Blanche Bruce, Edward Brooke, Carol Moseley Braun, Barack Obama, Roland...Jump to full entry
Jun 7, 2020 - Unfit for leadership! A little boy grown old!
Trump's evident character flaws leave him unable to meet the historic moment Updated 8:40 AM EDT June 7, 2020 "In a president, character is everything," wrote the renowned speechwriter Peggy Noonan. And therein lies President Donald Trump's inability to meet this American moment. Noonan referred, in an essay commemorating her old boss Ronald Reagan, to the human qualities behind successful leadership in the White House. Empathy, courage, vision, decency, candor -- these traits have yielded the presidential moments that resonate through...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2020 - Feedback loops are at play...RIGHT NOW!
Lest we forget, the powers that be have a vested interest in maintaining their power and keep the public from seeing the REAL truth...this is a battle like no other in any lifetime. The cost of not being informed, of not voting is not having a future that is recognizable! It WILL get darker before the dawn! ———- Back Bernie Climate Plan ——- Climate Crisis Rollbacks —— Extinction Breeds ExtinctionJump to full entry
Jun 1, 2020 - Keep Public Lands Public
USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region Volume 4 Issue 6 June 2020 Hi there! Thank you for staying subscribed to the Regional Intermountain newsletter! Below you will find information about what we have been up to, as well as some cool events that are coming up and information about how to stay involved with your public lands. Past issues are available here and feel free to click on the suggestions link located at the bottom of the email to let us know of anything that can help improve the publication. Thank you for your interest and...Jump to full entry
May 29, 2020 - Traveling to nowhere with no leader
"Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories??" Trump tweeted in June 2017. In other words: Trump seeks to distract from his own comments and demands that he either retract or apologize for them by accusing someone else -- almost always the media -- of needing to apologize to him. It's sort of like this defense used by Al Pacino in "And Justice For All." What McEnany's response to Acosta, which was celebrated by conservative media, proves is the exact opposite of what she was going for. It's not that journalists aren't...Jump to full entry
May 21, 2020 - Stop the Money Pipeline
——- Healthcare is a business, and to have the BEST, you must have $$$ to afford it. Otherwise you are out of luck! Why does the right and Mr. Trump claim we have the BEST healthcare? Maybe because they can afford it?! So what’s hard to understand? It’s FOR PROFIT, dummy! Them what has, GETS! “Big hospital chains that see the most elderly patients have so far received the most federal funds; executives of the for-profit conglomerate HCA Health Care told investors this week they received a whopping $700 million. Health officials have defended...Jump to full entry
May 19, 2020 - George Carlin had it right!
Nature is forcing us all into calling in ‘well’ as our reason for not going to work: George knew what a handbasket was Then read what George has to say. It helps to clarify the situation considerably. —— George and Germs —— Quotes to live by (and in the end die by as well)Jump to full entry