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Time to Wake Up, Folks

Time to Wake Up, Folks

There is a saying, where there is no law, there is a lawyer and where there is a law, there is a lawyer. Get It? We have a three branch government and the reason for that, from my understanding as a citizen, is so each branch of the government checks the other branch to make sure that no one group has complete power over activities in the United States. At least that’s what I remember from my high school civics…

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The Turn Indicator

The Turn Indicator

Why is this a part of newly-manufactured vehicles? No-one seems to know how to use them anyway. It is a reflection of a mindset most in this society seem to have. If it does not immediately affect me, I won’t bother with it. Most are not aware that the little things DO affect them. If they took the time to think about the larger picture, many things would change but that rarely happens. Simple things make the complexity of life….

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Hide The Protestors

Hide The Protestors

The latest NFL decision follows the typical dominant group bullshit rules to hide the protestors by making them stay in the locker room defeats the whole reason to protest: to let others see the disagreements and maybe, just maybe, ask why they are in disagreement. Moving toward a Fascist system includes suppressing disagreement of any kind and hiding the protest is a form of suppression. Protesters during GW’s “reign” were sequestered inside a fenced area miles from the entourage. Not…

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Hide The Protestors

Hide The Protestors

The latest NFL decision follows the typical dominant group bullshit rules to hide the protestors by making them stay in the locker room defeats the whole reason to protest: to let others see the disagreements and maybe, just maybe, ask why they are in disagreement. Moving toward a Fascist system includes suppressing disagreement of any kind and hiding the protest is a form of suppression. Protesters during GW’s “reign” were sequestered inside a fenced area miles from the entourage. Not…

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Bubbaville and “Loyalty” One thing has always been a mystery to me. The three stooges in this house have a rebel flag flying and a pro-TrumpMonkey sign in the yard as if he would give any of them the time of Day much less associate with them. So, why the loyalty to a rich–although not Super wealthy–1-percenter? Sadly, the answer is about permissions. His very presence in the highest office of the land gives them and other racist, sexist rednecks…

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A More Dangerous World… Some Thoughts

A More Dangerous World… Some Thoughts

While we have always lived in a society that favors a normalized, white model, one that reserves power and privilege to those who fit that norm, acts reinforcing -isms have been covertly perpetuated. There have always been open acts but limited in scope. The majority continued to hide their true natures…until now. A major shift in the political structure is now occurring. A person who has proclaimed himself to be racist, sexist, classist, exhibiting other disparaging behavior toward those different from him…

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Finally!! It’s Out in the Open for All to See!!

Finally!! It’s Out in the Open for All to See!!

Finally, we have some honesty in business. The real “way it is” is now public! “I’m working for you now — I’m not working for Trump,” he told supporters at a rally in this key Western swing state Monday. – via CNN This is not about Trump; this is about the way that this country operates, about a system that is designed to keep most of its population’s nose to the grindstone, serving the 1% of the country so that…

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School choice and vouchers: Who are the winners?

School choice and vouchers: Who are the winners?

With recent attempts to eliminate public schools in lieu of charter schools, this article gives a different, often unseen agenda surrounding school voucher programs. Introduction This is the official mission of the United States Department of Education: “. . . to ensure equal access to education and promote educational excellence throughout the Nation” (2002). Approximately $650 billion dollars were spent this past year, most of it at the State level, to fulfill this mission. Having an educated citizenry is essential…

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Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change

As I begin this post, I recall reading an excerpt from Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, about the Chicago meat packing plants. It was a vivid description of the horrible immigrant working conditions, cases where disease and sickness were the price paid by workers for the sake of profit. One particular line comes to mind. After reading about the way that pork was pickled and then packaged, the final act was to take the leavings from the drain and use…

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Perpetuating the Norm

Perpetuating the Norm

In the last few weeks, several professional athletes have followed the lead of Colin Kapernick to protest the disproportionately high number of Black folks who have been brutalized by police. They have knelt during the national anthem as a means of showing their concern and urgency to address the problem. Even President Obama supports their right to express disagreement. However, there is another aspect of these rightful displays that is rearing its ugly head: the power of capitalism to suppress…

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