Sunday, January 10, 2021

America's existential crisis

 Cornel West
 
(On Contact with Chris Hedges)

"On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to moral philosopher, Dr. Cornel West, about what we can learn about America's existential crisis after witnessing enraged supporters of Donald Trump storming the Capitol to try and halt Congress's counting of the electoral votes to confirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

Dr. Cornel West is the professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University, and the author of numerous books, including Race Matters."

Friday, January 1, 2021

#FORCE THE VOTE TOWN HALL

 
(Streamed live on Dec 30, 2020)
 
I didn't need convincing, but if I needed good reasons to support this effort, the folks who participated in the Force The Vote Town Hall provided those reasons.

Check out this powerful discussion and pressure your so called representatives.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

PROJECT CENSORED

 
 
"Our Mission: Promoting Critical Media Literacy and Democracy

Project Censored educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government. We expose and oppose news censorship and we promote independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking. Through our website, weekly radio program, annual book, and other programs, we provide this service to the United States, Canada, UK, and the world.

Censorship undermines democracy. An informed public is crucial to democracy in at least two basic ways.  First, without access to relevant news and opinion, people cannot fully participate in government. Second, without media literacy, people cannot evaluate for themselves the quality or significance of the news they receive. Project Censored’s work highlights the important links among a free press, media literacy, and democratic self-government." 
 
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 (Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp)
 
"Lee Camp rounds out 2020 with an interview with the director of Project Censored, Mickey Huff. Project Censored is a critical media organization that looks into the most censored stories every year. Camp and Huff discuss some of the stories included in this year's Project Censored report on corporate corruption, the future of journalism, and more."
 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

IT'S HARD TO KILL A ROCK

 
 When nature is gone only the rocks will remain.
 
The greatest threat to human civilization is human civilization.

It's time we stopped talking about economic growth.
 
(Dr. Albert A. Bartlett on YouTube)
 
 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

WEAK T

 TYT STINKS

This site used to link to TYT.

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I removed my link to TYT.

I discovered TYT waaay late, I thought it was another decent alternative media site. After I watched it a few times, I was very disappointed. Cenk turned me off and his staff seemed so naive and stupid I unsubscribed. Ana Kasparian was particularly annoying. She was so uninspiring I could never get through any of her commentary. I thought she was just an idiot, but now I think maybe she's stupid and a shill. 

TYT is a waste of time.

Monday, December 21, 2020

#FORCETHEVOTE

 

Jagoff Comedians unite!

Early on, I was impressed by AOC's passion and eloquence. Now, I'm not impressed by her actions.

AOC has brought up the obstacle of PAYGO as a reason to defer a floor vote on "Medicare for All."

Nancy Pelosi supported PAYGO. How many reasons do you need to stop supporting that old right-wing wind bag? Pelosi has got to go! The amazing thing about Dore's plan, is that it can happen without dumping Pelosi, so it's a win/lose plan, but still great.

M4A saves money. Period. Medical Insurance Companies are just a burdensome paperwork tax. Health insurance executives make millions and millions of dollars serving only as gatekeepers. No health insurance company has ever provided healthcare, they just take some of your money before they let you see a care provider. So called "death panels" occur when money can be made by adding paywalls to medical treatments.

A government bureaucrat processing claims has no incentive to deny legitimate requests for care. A single payer system streamlines the process and removes the profit motives that literally kill people. And M4A is not a "government-run" healthcare system, doctors and hospitals would remain private (if that's what concerns you). It's just an easier and more efficient way to pay the bills. Everyone from your president to your local bagger at the market would share your medical plan. And healthcare plans wouldn't be controlled by your employer, or even be incumbent upon employment at all. Everyone would have coverage. Period.

If PAYGO is invoked, deflect all necessary funds from military spending. In fact, money should stop going to the Military Industrial Complex until they can pass an audit.

AOC Interview Signals She's Unwilling to Fight Pelosi For Medicare 4 All

(The Jimmy Dore Show)