Friday, April 20, 2018

DEMOCRACY? IT'S NOT EVEN A REPUBLIC

(Paul Street at Truthdig.com)

"No other “democracy” in the developed world comes close to the United States when it comes to giving big-money donors unregulated power in their national electoral processes. Along with other and related characteristics of its election and party system—winner-take-all contests with no proportional representation, rampant partisan gerrymandering of election districts, voter registration problems, corporate media bias and the “federalist” decentralization and partisan control of U.S. election process—this plutocratic campaign finance free-for-all is why the Electoral Integrity Project (a research undertaking funded by the Australian Research Council with a team of researchers based at the University of Sydney and Harvard University) ranks the democratic election integrity of U.S. elections below that of all 19 North and Western European democracies and also below that of 10 other nations in the Americas (Costa Rica, Uruguay, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Jamaica, Grenada, Argentina, Barbados and Peru), 10 nations in Central and Eastern Europe, nine Asian-Pacific countries, two countries in the Middle East (Israel and Tunisia) and six African nations. The U.S. ranks dead last among “Western democracies.”

(Ineteconomics.org)

(Electoralintegrityproject.com)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PURE BOTTLED WATER IS PURE BULLSHIT

Water is being privatized around the world. The greed heads want to control the very source of life, so they can extort wealth from the human race. No shit! Or rather, what a crock of shit!

“Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.” 

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 Oh, and if you start hoarding I suggest glass bottles.

(America's Lawyer)

An Overview of Plastic Bottles and your Health and Tips to Reduce your Usage
(Ecolife.com)
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And in case you missed it:

Monday, April 16, 2018

NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS

(On Contact)

"Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University, discusses the destruction of the independent press in the United States."

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ROUNDUP: TASTES GREAT! - LESS KILLING?

Roundup has been found in dangerous concentrations in baby food, cereal, wine and beer, and is leading to a variety of fatal diseases. Monsanto executives continue to claim it's safe to drink, but no one has ever seen one try it.

(America's Lawyer - Mike Papantonio)

"Mike Papantonio and Carol Moore talk about an investigation that found hazardous chemicals in regularly consumed foods and drinks in the US. Anya Parampil then details how the Corona beer producer is aiming to take the water rights of Mexicali residents. Then, Mollye Barrows talks about how the IRS won its case to review thousands of accounts from digital bank Coinbase."

P.S.

The World According to Monsanto
(Top Documentary Films.com)

(DemocracyNow.org)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


DENNIS KUCINICH

(Washington Post.com)
When he ran for president, he was ridiculed and dismissed. It turns out he was the future of American politics.

“I’m the voice for getting out of Iraq,” Kucinich recited earnestly. “For universal single-payer health care. For getting out of NAFTA and the WTO. For having our children go to college tuition-free.”

Sunday, April 1, 2018

BIRD-BRAINED WARHAWK

John Bolton: The New Dr. Strangelove
(Ralph Nader Radio Hour)

"Ralph talks to journalist Gareth Porter about why both liberals and conservatives should be afraid - be very afraid - of warhawk John Bolton’s appointment as Trump’s National Security Advisor. 
And author/activist Julie Wark joins us to talk about why she is “Against Charity.”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

DEAD MAN'S SWITCH?

I've always wondered about using fingerprint access on devices, thinking it's a lot more secure to have a secret password that can't be hacked by just getting you drunk. You pass out and your fingers unwittingly betray you. Or an even less scrupulous person might hack your phone by simply hacking your finger off.

I'm reminded of Lister using a severed hand to open that door on Red Dwarf, secured by palm print (disgusting…maybe, effective…certainly).

(BoingBoing)

As I've said before, the mass digitizing of faces and fingerprints "for security reasons," will really speed things up when the jackboots start segregating the homeland.