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SHARE Saturday, October 14, 2017 Wild Fires
The California wild fires, the on-going hurricanes, floods, and other disasters are a wake-up call, prompting us to fundamentally change our political and economic policies to prepare for the future.
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 23, 2017 The Motive Behind Global-Warming Denial
With the crises of global warming upon us, as evidenced by our best science, we can't afford the Neanderthal thinking of climate-warming deniers to guide our policies.
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 4, 2016 Is Democracy Obsolete?
Here is an over-view of the general malaise of the political crisis we are experiencing now, together with one person's suggestions for constitutional reforms needed to change the course of our society.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 26, 2019 Tulsi on Impeachment
The impeachment process represents the failure to thoroughly investigate a candidate before being nominated for president so that we don't end up with an "accident" like Trump .
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 9, 2018 High Crime in the U.S. Senate
While the shock waves of the Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court are still rumbling across the nation, a most grievous aspect of the fiasco is not getting the attention it deserves - the decision by Mitch McConnell not to allow President Obama's nominee to be brought up for confirmation.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 10, 2019 The Status of HR1- The Revolt of The Senate
Mitch McConnell refuses to bring up the Voting Rights Reform Bill for a Senate vote. This obvious corruption of power is throwing a monkey wrench into the functioning of our government and demands our immediate attention to resolve the issue.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, February 7, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Trump
Trump and his administration may be credited for restoring America on the path to greatness.
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, July 31, 2017 The Lost Century
A quick review of the past 200 years of political history clearly confirms a popular definition of insanity: one who repeats the same mistakes over and over again and expects different results.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Back to the Farm
By a radical shift from the exploitive soil-destroying methods now used by industrial agriculture that release enormous amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, to state-of-the-art regenerative methods, agriculture could become a primary carbon sequestering factor, sufficient to compensate for current levels of greenhouse gas emissions.
(17 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Impeachment Is Not Enough
Impeaching Trump may relieve some tension and drama in our domestic predicament and international embarrassment, but it will not change the course of our destiny.
SHARE Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Expediting Impeachment
If we examine Trump's actions since coming into office from the standpoint of "misdemeanors", we will realize that there are more uncontroversial reasons for impeachment on an expedited basis than Trump's phone call to the president of the Ukraine.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 7, 2019 The Earth Sanctuary
No prevailing political establishment offers the necessary solutions for global warming. A higher authority is needed, guided by our best science and technology, empowered to command the massive world-wide effort essential to combat global warming.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Solving The Social Security Riddle
There are better ways to safeguard and enhance the Social Security fund without entrusting it to greedy Wall Street manipulators. but they would require fundamental changes in the structure of government financing.
SHARE Monday, August 19, 2019 Battle of Freedoms
The first amendment of the Constitution specifically states that no law shall prohibit the free exercise of one's religion, while no such sanction is given to the life style of LGBTQ people. But do they not have an equal right to be the persons that nature or our societies have bestowed upon them? Are they not to be counted as full human beings?
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 2, 2020 Our "Manchurian" President
Russia's surreptitious influence in our elections thru social media is the contemporary form of psychological warfare depicted in the classic film "The Manchurian Candidate".
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 7, 2019 Bidens in Ukraine
Aside from Trump's impeachable role in the Ukraine affair, we do need answers to many questions about the Bidens' role there.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 7, 2020 More Iran Crisis
One sociopath and his inner circle, taking every advantage of the shortcomings of our constitutional democracy, have abused their power to cover up his crimes and save the fortunes and privileges of their kind to the detriment of the rest of us.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 31, 2016 It IS Happening Here
The incoming Trump administration promises to be the most reactionary since the time of the Robber Barons, before there was Social Security, Medicare, and the Civil Rights Act. Is there anything we can do to prevent this from happening?
SHARE Saturday, November 16, 2019 Consumers Awake!
We see now popular uprisings across the globe against corrupt and inefficient governments working for the wealthy, polluting corporations. Now it is time to show our outrage against the amoral corporate world that rules those governments.
SHARE Thursday, July 4, 2019 Religion, Politics, Church, 4th of July
The progressive spirit awakening in cities has not filtered down to isolated conservative rural communities where events outside their towns do not alter their long-held shared views.But they could determine the outcome of the forthcoming election of historic gravity if it is a tight race.
SHARE Sunday, June 21, 2020 It's Time For a Constitutional Convention
At present, the constitution is used mainly as a basis for retaining the status quo. It is time to call for a national convention by whatever means to update the constitution so that the government is required to solve real problems in the contemporary world.
SHARE Monday, December 23, 2019 Public Enemy #2
In the matter of balance of powers, the big question is whether one house of congress, in the form of one person delegated by its internal rules, has the authority to obstruct the constitutional power and duty of the other (or the president), representing the interests of the entire nation,
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 13, 2019 The Campaign of the Century
Has there ever been, in living memory, a presidential campaign as crucial as the current one? Never since the Civil War is the country more divided on fundamental issues.
(15 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 29, 2016 A Religion For Our Times
The mix of religion and politics in the turmoil of the world today reminds us how little real progress has been made in civilization over the centuries.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 The Ralph Nader Syndrome
In the highly crucial elections of 2020, which could be an historical turning point in American politics - and in American life - the choice between a revolutionary progressive path needed to reverse the blatant decline in our democratic and social values, or a paralyzing status quo, may be determined.
(24 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 9, 2017 Climate-Warming Denial and the Limits of Free Speech
In light of all the record hurricanes, heat waves, glacier meltings, floods, droughts, fires, and other scientific evidence, can any sane person deny the validity of global warming and the role of human activities?
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, May 20, 2019 Death by Constitution
The world's scientific community, almost unanimously, has alerted us to the Draconian fate awaiting humanity - and all life on Earth - if vital steps are not started immediately to alter our course towards the inferno of global warming.
SHARE Sunday, April 12, 2020 Coronavirus Casino
Covid-19 is of a global scale, shutting down much of the world's manufacturing and retail activity our economies depend upon and isolating hundreds of millions of people unable to carry on their local and globally interconnected livelihoods, instilling fears for their lives, families and futures.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 27, 2017 Do We Need This Government? - - Silly Question?
Government, which should have evolved by modern times to best promote the general welfare of all people and direct us towards a promising future, seems incapable of any such actions.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 23, 2020 How Not To Get Re-elected
With every wrong move by the Trump administration to control the many disturbances now engulfing our country, Trump's ratings and chances for re-election sink.
SHARE Friday, June 12, 2020 Why We Can't Have Universal Healthcare .. Unless ..
A detailed review of the bills for a common medical procedure reveals deep flaws in the financial structure of our private healthcare system, reflecting a more widespread acceptance of arbitrary, absurd, and oftentimes purely fraudulent costs in the industrial/military complex and other sectors of our economy.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 7, 2018 The Republican Confederation
the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by the Republican dominated senate, with evident suspicion of perjury and subterfuge, has thrown the nation into a state of discord from which it may not recover until the act is annulled.
SHARE Thursday, March 30, 2017 Beauty and The Beast - A Parable
What is happening with our government is totally unreal. Perhaps it is just a passing nightmare from which we will soon awaken.
SHARE Thursday, June 22, 2017 Social Insanity
In this critical era of human history when wrong decisions could cause catastrophic damage to Earth's environment and throw nations into further turmoil and ruin, it is essential to elect rational and knowledgeable people to government office - not people of doubtful social sanity.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 17, 2018 Another White House Revelation
Do we have an open society dedicated to the democratic ideals of justice, honesty, and transparency of government, or a closed society working behind closed doors with secret agreements for surreptitious purposes of benefitting a privileged ruling class?
SHARE Thursday, May 30, 2019 Trump's Trade Tirade
Trump is on a rampage of cancelling treaties and trade agreements to renegotiate them for more favorable terms for the U.S.A.. The most heated dispute is with China, which accounts for the largest portion of our foreign trade deficit.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 2, 2019 The State of the World Address
Instead of expectations of an enlightened future of constantly improving world conditions that our great historical accomplishments could offer, we face a dark future of never-ending turmoil, widespread suffering and declining hope for the perpetuation of civilization as we know it.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 2, 2016 The Not So Supreme Court
This article puts the Citizens United decision in historical, logical and political perspective. It was written at the time of the original Supreme Court decision,but is still at the top of the news today.
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, July 24, 2017 America's Role In The New Era
This article is offered as a comment on "Donald Trump and The Coming Fall of American Empire" , a quicklink to an interview with historian Alfred McCoy about his book: "In The Shadows of the American
SHARE Friday, May 10, 2019 Admission of Guilt
Trump and his cohorts' desperate efforts to conceal the contents of the uncensored Mueller report and prevent any accomplice from testifying before congress is nothing more than an admission of guilt
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 21, 2018 Artificial Intelligence: The Next Big Thing?
This article presents different views on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI), both from what I have read by authorities in related fields and by common sense intuitive opinions.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, February 20, 2017 Putting The Brakes On Our Runaway Economy
In our country we see a crisis in government seldom experienced before.Our founding principles are given only token regard, or are distorted beyond recognition.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 7, 2017 Trump's Syria Strategy
On the surface, Trump's Syria missile attack looks like a smart move because it appears to have a lot of international support, but what are his true motives?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 9, 2020 Desparate Republican Election Strategies
This may be just another conspiracy theory (my own) about desperate republican strategies to save the upcoming election for Trump when his ratings are rapidly falling,
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 16, 2018 The climate of madness
The recurrent mass killings are a madness influenced by the climate of militancy underlying our present existence.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 25, 2017 The Ruler's Guide
There is a vast difference between governing, as exemplified 1300 years ago in China's Golden Age, and the travesty of commandeering, as exemplified by our present administration.
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Do We Really Need More Jobs?
Visualized well beyond today's quagmire of politics, economics and religion, this article proposes goals for societies to aspire to in a world seemingly without goals - a decaying world consumed mainly by self-interest. An introductory article, to be presented subsequently, gives a more general overview.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 2, 2018 What the Kavanaugh Episode Tells Us.
If, in the anticipated voting on Kavanaugh, senators vote strictly according to party line, as they usually do, they will be placing party loyalty above their oath to support and defend the constitution.
SHARE Monday, September 4, 2017 The Immigrants' Dilemma
This article attempts to find common ground on the issues of illegal Latino immigrants, Islamic refugees, and the African-American underclass experience.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 5, 2017 The Democratic Manifesto
The crisis in government we now face goes back to the very roots of our democratic principles. Are we now a "demockracy"?
(14 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 9, 2017 Healthcare is a Human Right
Obama care was a make-shift compromise
that didn't really solve our healthcare dilemma. More fundamental changes are needed - certainly not in the direction of the Trump plan.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 14, 2020 Mail-in Ballot Paradox
Trump is now trumpeting about the inadequacy of the postal service to handle the volume of ballots as the main reason for inhibiting voting by mail.
SHARE Friday, September 29, 2017 The Cancers of Poverty and Wealth
These thoughts were prompted both by the Republican tax revision proposals and Trump's remarks suggesting that the American business man could get rich from Africa. (China is already there.)
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 8, 2020 The Limits of Religious Freedom
There seems to be consensus that the basic freedom of religious belief applies to individuals and private groups. The individual can hold any religious view and can speak out about it in a peaceful assembly, but cannot impose his viewpoint upon others or the government.
SHARE Tuesday, October 23, 2018 The Evolution of Gangs
We are still living primarily in the age of gangs. The gang mentality has many disguises. Their fields of enterprise may include not only gambling, but corporations and finance on a global scale. We see the gang instinct invading our government at the highest levels.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Clash of Political Ideologies
This article contrasts the Ayn Rand-influenced concepts of the privileged wealthy elite with the fundamental democratic-socialist principles best represented by the Bernie Sanders
"Our Revolution" movement.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 10, 2018 The Conspirators
Besides the sickening actions of our present federal government on display everyday against the general welfare of the nation, we are now besieged with endless stories of gross happenings behind the scenes in the White House, particularly as reported in the New York Times article by an antonymous insider.
SHARE Friday, August 21, 2020 Hey, Mr. Nice Guy Joe!
Considering the state of the union, we need strong signs that bold and immediate steps are taken to counter the mafia actions of our current administration. The dismantling of the postal service is a clear-cut subterfuge of constitutional magnitude.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 23, 2018 The Philosophy of Economics?
Until we establish a new order where our best thinker-philosophers, establishing the priority of the Humanities, guide our governments and our governments regulate our economy, we will continue to exist in the present impasse.
SHARE Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Crime and Capital Punishment
The ultimate crime is to provoke wars and genocides that result in mass deaths, and similar crimes that cause great suffering of many people. I would reserve the death penalty for perpetrators of such crimes.
SHARE Wednesday, October 4, 2017 On Raising The Minimum Wage
Las Vegas,Puerto Rico, North Korea, ISIS, the environment -
Are we still concerned about raising the minimum wage?
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 20, 2018 Democrats - Take Charge!
If the leaders of the Democratic Party would acknowledge the great potential for a progressive movement represented by the common interests of its diversified base, it could act with the power of the incoming administration.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 9, 2018 A Plan For The Nation
There is nothing today in the political climate of the USA resembling a national plan to solve the major problems we now face -- only a surreptitious plan to undo the gains of the past.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 5, 2019 "America Will Never Be A Socialist Country"
Mankind's vital responsibility is to nurture our natural environment and protect it from invasive schemes to exploit it for mindless selfish purposes. Our best opportunities for peace, happiness, progress in civilization and perpetuation of life on Earth lie in finding ways to share fairly the bounty of nature with all living creatures. This is the choice between the concepts of socialism and capitalism
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Covid-19 Relief and Beyond
The impact of Covid-19 on the lives of most Americans cannot be resolved by the typical small-minded thinking coming out of Congress, which has shown itself incapable, collectively, of understanding the scope of the emergency and the need to put party interests aside and work cooperatively to mitigate the crisis.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 4, 2017 The Call For New World Leadership
Contemporary civilization is in a period of stagnation and decline with respect to improving the plight of the mass of humanity and preserving our environment for survival. With all the random killings, the value of human life en masse seems to be diminishing.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 22, 2017 The EPA Mission
The policies of the current Republican administration demonstrate blatant disregard or ignorance of the crucial environmental threats to the health and welfare of the American people and the world.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 7, 2017 Our Flawed Constitution
The roots of divisiveness among the American people may go much deeper than what can be remedied by constitutional amendments. In light of the incoming Trump administration, we may need a whole new constitution.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 13, 2018 Improving FEMA
FEMA's readiness and capacity to deal with relief efforts and the damage of severe natural disasters is the subject of widespread concern and doubt.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 6, 2019 New Faces For 2020
In these crucial times, even more pivotal with the storms of global warming brewing, we cannot play party games with candidates unfit for the challenges.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 25, 2018 The Constitutional Crisis
It should be self-evident that capitalism, as practiced in most countries, is not compatible with good democracy.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 9, 2020 War or Peace - Democracy vs. Militarism
Democracy can flourish only in a peaceful climate. It is incompatible with a large military that devours huge portions of the national budget and serves the purposes of the private economic governing faction involved in global operations and conspiracies.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 22, 2017 Triumph Over Trump
In the long view, the Trump regime is but the residue of centuries or millennia of autocratic governance that has diluted our democratic principles.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 31, 2020 Hints of Things To Come
Trump will not go quietly into that night of oblivion. He is desperate to remain in office, mainly for the selfish ends of protecting himself with the help of his co-conspirators against impending legal actions and potentially criminal disclosures.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 9, 2017 Puerto Rico's Status
Puerto Rico's full recovery from near total disaster may be very questionable, partly because of its special relationship to the U.S..
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 16, 2016 The Case For "Human Economics" Part 1
In contrast to the negative practices of political economics which we mistake for reality today, this article describes a positive model for an optimistic future based on our humanistic heritage. It serves as an introduction to Part 2: "Do We Really Need More Jobs?" posted here on December 13.
SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019 New Jerusalem
With the Trump administration's recognition of Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights, the Netanyahu government is encouraged in its intentions of annexing portions of the West Bank.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Supreme Travesty
The drama of picking the Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg would resemble a Shakespearean comedy if it were not so tragic. It reveals the basic fallacy of the constitutional process that allegedly upholds the judicial integrity and independence of the court but actually turns it into a sinister plot of shoddy politics.
SHARE Sunday, September 20, 2020 Religion Politics
With the pending selection of a new Supreme Court justice by Trump and the current Republican-controlled senate, we are now facing the possibility of an overriding reactionary court impeding indispensable fundamental change for many years.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 28, 2019 Howard Schultz For President!!!?!
Being a billionaire should not automatically disqualify a person to be president. The voters must do their own research.
SHARE Thursday, September 24, 2020 The People vs. Mitch McConnell
Amidst all the frenzy of Trump's and Mitch McConnell's stratagem of rushing through the appointment of a Supreme Court justice of their choice before the November 3 election, there is an alternate path that would correct the ethical and legal controversies triggered by their actions.
SHARE Friday, January 20, 2017 Our Ship of State
Our country is about to leave on a new voyage. It is wartime and the destination is secret.
SHARE Monday, November 23, 2020 Dealing With COVID-19
Looking beyond the present pandemonium, many observers anticipate the economy to recover to pre-COVID-19 conditions within a year or two after distribution of pending vaccines. But will the world ever be the same - and do we want it to be the same?
SHARE Friday, January 27, 2017 O Say Can't You See?
Our government has been taken over by a conspiracy of internal foes of its fundamental principles and heritage of democracy who pursue their private interests of international scope for control of people, wealth and resources .
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 15, 2019 The PG&E Story
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) filed for bankruptcy in anticipation of its liability for damages in California's worst wild fire, partially caused by equipment malfunction. The San Francisco city council is exploring the feasibility of taking over the company's local operations.