Remove health-care subsidies for Members of Congress and their families

Hey,

I just signed the petition “Remove health-care subsidies for Members of Congress and their families” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 1,000,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/remove-health-care-subsidies-for-members-of-congress-and-their-families?recruiter=25378665&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

Thanks!
william

Turn off the trump effluvium for improved mental health and fight against him and his policies on all fronts.

New Movie by Edward Snowden

Did i send this already?

Snowden: the movie.

Directed by Oliver Stone this dramatized
documentary is a must see, particularly if you are interested in our former democracy.
It shows how a patriotic American young man is shocked by the actions of secret activities of the key intelligence agency, the NSA (National Security Agency) one of the 17 intelligence agencies the US government funds. Incidentally, the cost to run these
hidden agencies is estimated at 52 billion per year.

Some of the key aspects revealed in the movie include:
1) all private communications are routinely collected by NSA;
2) all smartphones can be spied upon,
even when turned off;
3) one can protect from phone spying by placing a phone in a microwave oven;
4) computers with cameras can be viewed;
5) all communications by foreign governments were being intercepted.
6) heads of many government agencies lie, especially the secret agencies, and lying to congress has no consequences.
7) the Obama administration ruins the careers of whistleblowers.

SEO: a great movie about the real Edward Snowden’s actions, causes and motives as well as the personal costs of telling the truth to power.

Turn off the trump effluvium for improved mental health and fight against him and his policies on all fronts.

Herbicide Glyphosate (Roundup) in vaccines

Herbicide Glyphosate (Roundup) in vaccines
by William Olkowski
Comment: not only has contaminated food chains around the world, soils, water bodies and air it is now been discovered in beer, wine and — get this — vaccines.(Inclusive) When a carcinogen gets injected it is more severe than if it is eaten or breathed – so now it’s found in vaccines and many are […]

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Lichens in the News

Lichens in the News | Save the Redwoods League
by William Olkowski
Comment: lichen info now says many species are also composed of a yeast besides a fungus and a algae or a Cyanobacteria. Science thrives on new information thru research. This belief system is very different than religious beliefs which thinks the older the “truth” the better, and it’s non-changing. Keywords: lichen, fungus algae yeast symbiosis, […]

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The Stolen Election

Hear/see the story that big media is totally ignoring. How over a million voters were taken off the voting rosters to assure a Trump victory; and, earlier, how Bernie was rubbed out by establishment Dems. I know both Greg Palast (from LA work) and Marc Crispin Miller (worked with him to limit the expansion of […]

Zika

Comment: Amid the talk of how great America is there are a few voices saying, but… And that’s because of histories documented like the following. For other similar historical records of how the US government always sides with corporate elites see Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States.
Keywords: US History, government always sides with corporate elites.

SEO: the historical record of the coal miners strike in West Virginia shows how the US government sided with big business to kill and maim hundreds of striking coal minors, with no legal results for the coal companies. Current analogue is the recent bank fiasco where thousands lost their homes while illegal bank activities went unscathed.

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Hear/see the story that big media is totally ignoring. How over a million voters were taken off the voting rosters to assure a Trump victory; and, earlier, how Bernie was rubbed out by establishment Dems. I know both Greg Palast (from LA work) and Marc Crispin Miller (worked with him to limit the expansion of NYU) and their RT interviews are excellent. What I don’t understand is that knowing what we know about our very problematic voting system, why can’t the election be declared null and void? Don’t miss this:

Lichens in the News | Save the Redwoods League

Comment: lichen info now says many species are also composed of a yeast besides a fungus and a algae or a Cyanobacteria. Science thrives on new information thru research. This belief system is very different than religious beliefs which thinks the older the “truth” the better, and it’s non-changing.
Keywords: lichen, fungus algae yeast symbiosis, science and religion compared.

SEO: A new scientific study has found a new associate – a yeast, so now it’s three organisms cooperating.

Banking and Bank failure

Comment: Amid the talk of how great America is there are a few voices saying, but… And that’s because of histories documented like the following. For other similar historical records of how the US government always sides with corporate elites see Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States.
Keywords: US History, government always sides with corporate elites.

SEO: the historical record of the coal miners strike in West Virginia shows how the US government sided with big business to kill and maim hundreds of striking coal minors, with no legal results for the coal companies. Current analogue is the recent bank fiasco where thousands lost their homes while illegal bank activities went unscathed.

Herbicide Glyphosate (Roundup) in vaccines

Comment: not only has contaminated food chains around the world, soils, water bodies and air it is now been discovered in beer, wine and — get this — vaccines. When a carcinogen gets injected it is more severe than if it is eaten or breathed – so now it’s found in vaccines and many are now mandatory everyone wonders how our regulatory people sleep at night, don’t they have children and loved ones too?

Keywords: glyphosate herbicide found in vaccines.

SEO: the finding that the universal carcinogen herbicide called glyphosate (=Roundup) is now been found in vaccines amounts to a massive public health epidemic.

The future of Trump in America.

SEO: This article provides six rules for dealing with Trumpism in the future. Read it carefully America!!

Watch out America

The following part of an essay has an important view given the current
bullshit about unity as a reaction to the resent election. I call it all bullshit propaganda based on the reasons expressed in this article.

Six Rules for surviving autocracy (resisting the normalization of fascism)

Rule #1: Believe the Autocrat, He means what he says. Whenever you find yourself thinking or hear others claiming, that he
is exaggerating, that is our innate tendency to reach for a rationalization. This will happen often: humans seem to have evolved
to practice denial when confronted publicly with the unacceptable. Back in the 1930’s The New Your Times assured its readers that Hitler’s antiSemitism was all posture. More recently, the same newspaper made a telling choice between two statments made by Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov following a police crackdown on
protesters in Moscow: “The police acted mildly – I would have liked
them to act more harshly” rather than those protesters “livers should have been spread all over the pavement.” Perhaps the journalists could not believet their ears. But they should – both in the Russian case, and in the American one. For all the admiration Trump has expressed for Putin, the two men are very different; if anything, there is ever more reason to listen to everything Trump said. He has no political establishment into which to fold himself following the
campaign, and therefore no reason to shed his campaign rhetoric. On the contrary: it is now the establishment that is rushing to
accommodate him – from the president, who met with him at the White House on Thursday, to the leaders of the Republican Party, who are discarding their long-held scruple to embrace his radical position.

Rule #2: Do No Be Taken In by small signs of normalcy.
Consider the financial markets this week, which, having tanked overnight, rebounded following the Clinton and Obama speeches.
Confronted with political volatility, the markets became suckers for calming rhetoric from authority figures. So do people. Panic can be neutralized by false reassuring words about how the world as we know it has not ended. It is a fact that the world did not end on November 8 nor at any previous time in history. Yet history has seen many catastrophes, and most of them unfolded over time. That time included
periods of relative calm. One of my favorite thinkers, the Jewish historian Simon Dubnow, created a sigh of relief in early October 1939: he had moved from Berlin to Latvia, and he wrote to his friends
that he was certain that the tiny country waged between two tyrannies
would retain its sovereignty and Dubnow himself would be safe. Shortly after that, Latvia was occupied by the Soviets, then by the Germans, then by the Soviets again – but by that time Dubnow had been killed. Dubnow was well aware that he was living through a catastrophic period in history – it’s just that he thought he had managed to find a pocket of normality within in it.

Rule #3:
Institutions will not save you.
It took Putin a year to take over the Russian media and four years to dismantle its electoral system; the judiciary collapsed unnoticed. The capture of institutions in Turkey has been carried out even faster, by
a man once celebrated as the democrat to lead Turkey into the EU. Poland has in less than a year undone half of a quarter century’s accomplishments in building a constitutional democracy.

[…] The national press is likely to be among the first institutional victims of Trumpism. There is no law that requires the presidential
administration to hold daily briefing, none that guarantees media access to the white house. Many journalists may soon face a dilemma long familiar to those of us who have worked under autocracies: fall in line
or forfeit access.
There is no good solution (even if there is a right answer) for journalism is difficult and sometimes impossible without access to information.
The power of the investigative press who’s adherence to fact has already been severely challenged by the conspiracy minded, lie spinning Trump campaign, will grow weaker. The world will grow murkier. Even in the unlikely event that some mainstream media outlets decide to declare themselves In opposition to the current government or even simply to report it’s abuses and feelings, the president will get to frame many issues. Coverage and thinking, will drift in a Trumpian direction, just as it did during the campaign, when for example, when the candidates argued, in essence, whether Muslim Americans bear collective responsibility for acts of terrorism or can redeem themselves by becoming the “eyes and ears” of law-enforcement. Thus was xenophobia further normalized , paving the way for Trump to make good on his promises to track American Muslims and ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Rule #4: Be outraged.
If you follow rule number one and believe what the autocrat – elect is saying, you will not be surprised. But in the face of the impulse to normalize, it is essential to maintain one’s capacity for shock. This will lead people to call you unreasonable and hysterical, and to accuse you of overreacting. There’s no fun to be the only hysterical person in the room. Prepare yourself.

Rule #5: Don’t make compromises.
Like Ted Cruz who made the journey from calling trump utterly amoral and a pathological liar to endorsing him in late September for praising his win as an amazing victory for the American worker. Republican politicians are falling into line. Conservative pundits who broke ranks during the campaign will return to the fold. Democrats in Congress will begin to make the case for cooperation for the sake of getting anything done- or at least, they will say, minimizing the damage. Non governmental Organizations, many of which are reeling at the moment, faced with a transition period in which there is no opening for their input, will grasp at chances to work with the new administration. This will be fruitless – damage cannot be minimized, much less reversed when mobilization is the goal – but worse, it will be soul destroying. In an autocracy, politics as the art of the possible is in fact utterly amoral. Those who argue for cooperation will make the case much as president Obama did in his speech, that cooperation is essential for the future. They will be willfully ignoring the corrupting touch of autocracy, from which the future must be protected.

Rule #6: Remember the Future.
Nothing lasts forever, Donald Trump certainly will not and Trumpism, to the extent that it is centered on trumps persona will not either. Failure to imagine the future may have lost the Democrats this election. They offered no vision of the future to counterbalance trumps all too familiar white populist vision of an imaginary past. It also won’t ignored the strange and outdated institutions of American democracy that call out for reform like the electoral college which has now cost the Democratic Party two elections in which Republicans won with the minority of the popular vote. That should not be normal, but resistance-stubborn, uncompromising and outraged.

Taken from an article by Marsha Gesen