Wednesday, March 1, 2017

HOW DOES RALPH AVOID RALPHING?

"Ralph Nader tells Paul Jay that Trump's attack on the EPA and regulatory agencies will be a disaster."
(TheRealNews.com)

(TheRealNews.com)

The idea that we need less regulations and more military spending is frankly insane. There's simply too much to say about how crazy these ideas are. Below are scattered, somewhat random, thoughts and links I'll toss out in my frenzied attempt to process a world gone mad.

The U.S. already spends more than the rest of the world combined on it's military and intelligence and prison and police state. We need to cut spending on that and increase spending on health, education and infrastructure.

Killing subsidies to fossil fuels and financing alternative and renewable energy is also the way to go. It's time to start paying attention to nerds.

(RealClearPolitics.com)

Spring moving forward at record rate
(ClimateNewsNetwork.net)

The Right is always wrong.

Fucker Calson shows what being dense looks like.
(RealClearPolitics.com)

Here's a documentary (caught it on Netflix) that takes a good look at the cost of bank deregulation:
"The global financial crises that unfolded in 2007-08 drove millions of people into bankruptcy and the economy into recession. Directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Matt Damon, this film dissects the causes and implications of the downturn and analyses the role played by several key financial and political figures."

Speaking of regulations. Industries regularly ignore or avoid adhering to regulations. I mean that even when regulated big business does flips and twists to screw us, its employees or what ever in order to maximize profit. They sometimes manage this by having their paid stooges in government defund agencies created to enforce regulations, kinda like firing the cops before breaking the law.

People often die when companies value profit over people. That includes miners taking bullshit drugs or miners digging up bullshit. So imagine if Trump actually put coal miners back to work, he won't, but if he did AND reduced regulatory action… let's just wish them good luck. This happened on Obama's watch, but many disasters happened under Bush, and so on and on…

(DemocracyNow.org)

Right wing business owners love regulations that protect or increase their profits, they fight for those, but protecting workers rights and wellbeing, not so much.

A Grim Pattern: Presidential Voting and Workplace Deaths
(FairWarning.org)

The Left may not always be right, but I would rather support power to the people over plutocrats and environmental protections over profit, etc. We should be fighting banksters and tycoons, not wage slaves and migrant workers. We should struggle for low impact lifestyles, not conspicuous consumption death traps.

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