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Oranges, Trump and Origins of Green New Deal

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Our new colorful 116th House, with its female twist of fate, reflects the wisdom of voters refusing to throw America's pearls before swine willing to flagrantly discard human decency - including to those from any of the, 3 Mexican Countries but Americans need to get serious, because Trump, and his administration are less joke and more dangerous threat to our nation, our planet and our children.

Cure: 2020 Election and a new, New Deal, that snatches, love thy neighbor as thyself, from the jaws of this inhumanity to humankind.

Usually , live and let live has nurtured our ability to learn, adapt and indeed transform ourselves and the lives of others. However, that which has always dwelt among us, albeit in the deep darkness of fear that breeds envy and hate, has been exposed by a new kind of, dawn's early light, that blinds many to our increasing polluted water, weather extremes and a level of insensitivity to nature's food chain, that is suicidal.

Nonetheless, that so many are listening to a twenty-nine-year old female Freshman Congresswoman from New York, who isn't afraid of either scientific truth or saying, Socialism, bespeaks as much about American potential as it does hers - and confirms our everlasting trust in the ingenuity and genius of every hue, politics and true vision we hold as self-evident.

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Sadly, however, our ward, Earth, is in disarray and disrepair stressed in part by the lies we tell ourselves, for the real con is that with which we trump our curiosity, creativity and compassion.

It isn't so much that, the inmates have taken over the asylum, but that America's promise to be a, home of the brave asylum for the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, has been conned out of Lincoln's some of the people you can fool all of the time.

American presidents who were great statesmen can be counted on one hand; good ones on two; and despite GOP canonization of Reagan, perfect ones, zip.

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Nonetheless, on Election Day, presidents are what both voting, and non-voting, Americans hope for or fear most - which brings us back down to an earth going down at the hands of confidence artists dealing out so many still-born pledges, good people are being turned into clones dismantling the very thing they seemingly crave most - America's prestige.

As for impeaching our Stonewalling-In-Chief, careful what you wish for, because the apathy of the devil we know, is better than the devil waiting in the wings believing he is the foreplay before Second Coming ecstasy.

If neither stymied nor delayed, rippling climate effects will rob quality of life from deniers, Corporatism's defenders, Coal Ash providers, and praying grandmothers alike because unlike Republican Senators, earth's changing climate will indiscriminately embrace everyone, regardless of bank balances or sexual and political proclivities.

Perhaps it's time to, passionately pursue a life of excellence, reigning in the reins that diminished life on earth, and as advisors, mentor and nurture those who now must stop stubborn gray-haired men who continually Mitch McConnell the renewal of the American spirit that has now, against all GOP obstruction, produced an energized forward-looking generation.

In future elections, let's rekindle that famous Franklin Delano Roosevelt smile that shepherded America's, Greatest Generation through Depression and world war, and being brave in a Land of the Free win Russian-free elections.

When we courageously grasp the torch passed to a new generation by a president who, arguably, saved humanity and earth, we become the next human chapter of Profiles in Courage compassionately driven to save the world, for all of God's Children.

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By simply accepting responsibility for not living our Gettysburg Address, fulfilling our Statue of Liberty promise and failing to do the one thing the universe asked of us: to look after the earth as good stewards we can elect to replace our current morally bankrupt, bullying White House cheat and his team of national security risks.

Self-preservation and the power of faith in education will yield wisdom that will touch the world, even if the greed of Wall Street lobbyists and conservative fears impede our saving the earth.

If we fail to listen to our collective reason-based conscience, now reawakened by, The Green New Deal resolution inspired by Virginia and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it will become increasingly difficult to find enough clean water to throw at, buried in the sand faces.

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Denying health insurance and pharmaceutical companies are pulling their trumped Congress puppet strings, Americans cannot heal but when ignorance defeats earth's health-care, humankind cannot survive.

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What are the details of the Green New Deal?

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To know the specifics of a new thing, one may need to replace criticizing it with listening to impassioned youth long enough to hear the possibilities of the new - even if the alternative is to do nothing, that nothing needs to include choosing to passionately live a life of excellence toward and with each other.

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Thanks a lot for the link.

As for the Green New Deal, as of now for me it is still a dream without substance.

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Until we choose to make it otherwise

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My friend I appreciate your enthusiasm but some dreams are not feasible.

I want to see a proposal that makes sense. And practical solutions.

In the meantime I prefer Congressman's Larson's bill for Social Security - a concrete proposal and solution:

https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-introduces-social-security-proposal-cut-taxes-seniors-increase-0

and for carbon/climate Van Hollen's "cap and dividend" :

https://citizensclimatelobby.org/sen-van-hollen-rep-beyer-introduce-carbon-cap-dividend-bill-congress/ :

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The bill is not only strongest federal climate bill introduced so far in 2018, but it's also the first legislation we've seen that would return all the revenue to American families through a dividend. The Democratic Congressmen propose raising revenue by auctioning carbon pollution credits for fossil fuel companies that sell in the U.S. One hundred percent of the proceeds from that auction would be disbursed Americans each quarter. As E&E News reported , this approach would reduce emissions to 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050.

Said Sen. Van Hollen at a press conference introducing the bill, "This legislation puts a price on carbon pollution and returns the proceeds directly to the American people at the same time it accelerates the growth of good paying jobs in clean technologies. It is a win-win-win, boosting middle class pocketbooks, growing good paying jobs, and reducing our carbon footprint."

"Citizens' Climate Lobby is extremely grateful for the introduction of this bill, which addresses the need to reduce emissions quickly and to charge polluters for their damage while protecting families from rising energy costs," says Stephanie Doyle, CCL National Outreach and Partnership Coordinator. "While we prefer a fee to a cap, the cap serves a similar role to an increasing fee, and offers a progressive system of dividends that will help protect families during the switch to a decarbonized economy."

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Can you, AOC, or anyone else answer these simple questions?

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I love AOC, Tulsi, and many others, but they seem to not just have answers, but don't understand the question.

I'd love to hear even one answer. Thanks in advance.

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I hear you Daniel Geery, and the pragmatist in me is completely with you, but Hope Springs Eternal is not just a catchy phrase. For every unattainable obstacle humankind has faced, arguably AIDS being the most recent, we didn't have a solution - until we did:

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Always appreciate your comments Daniel.

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I hear you too, and have been an optimist all my life. Not a day goes by when I don't ponder solutions for keeping Earth habitable. The scale, number, and extent of the problems, along with the biosphere collapsing exponentially,, with 7.7B humans simply has me floored. Toss in the psychopaths running the show, capitalism at large and, well, "Beam me up!"

Still, if action can be taken, I'm 100% there.

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LOL! Notice the money's on Mars?

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