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Aug 5, 2020 - Living in an age of ‘Apocalyptic’ nature!
Apokalypsis in Greek may signify the end of the world as we know it, but it also means a revelation that unveils ugly or hidden truths about our world. Just as US President Donald Trump appears to American evangelicals as a necessary evil to lead us to a new beginning, COVID-19 may well seem to hive minds today as an agent of radical change. No one knows precisely what this change might be or where it will lead us. But there seems a strong conviction that, despite the powerful status-quo forces that reign over us, we cannot and will not...Jump to full entry
Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Explains The 'Tragedy' Of The Mueller Investigation Six months after the conclusion of President Trump's impeachment, CNN legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin says special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was fundamentally flawed. "The tragedy of the Mueller investigation is they did this brilliant investigation proving that Donald Trump repeatedly obstructed justice — far worse than Richard Nixon did in Watergate, far worse than Bill...Jump to full entry
Trump Warns That 'Jobs Will Disappear' If Biden Is Elected. Jaws Drop. "You already made the jobs disappear, sweetie," noted one Twitter follower. In a tweet Saturday evening, President Donald Trump warned Americans that “jobs will disappear!” if presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is elected. Millions of jobs have already disappeared during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis. In the second quarter, the U.S. economy shrank by 9.5%, a historically bad drop. Biden is not in the White House. During the last three years...Jump to full entry
Aug 1, 2020 - Where is YOUR next meal coming from?
SEARCH LIKE TWEET EMAIL SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW PHOTOS Food insecurities exposed by COVID-19 in Washington A task force addresses weaknesses and inequities in the food system. Christina Tingling weeds in her garden in Chimicum, Washington. Though her family has grown food in the past, they revamped their fallow garden and invested in dozens of chickens and four pigs, for the sake of food security in case of potential disruptions from the pandemic. “Even though we live in an area with robust local farms, we know they, alone, can't feed the...Jump to full entry
Jul 27, 2020 - It Comes Down to ‘Who do you trust?’
The following message comes from a political libertarian who also claims to be a medical doctor?! I tend to trust the facts and the science behind them! —— Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 6/29/20: The Media is Lying About the ‘Second Wave’ 341 views 23 0 Share Save Report minnesotachris 6.14K subscribers SUBSCRIBE Published on Jun 30,...Jump to full entry
Jul 24, 2020 - Across The Great Divide
Copy and paste the following url: https://apple.news/ADs408tlqTj-Y4dDkfR-Bfg Wealth Gap Myths The myth of closing the racial wealth gap through "stronger families" In proposing fixes for the racial wealth gap in the U.S., public figures can conflate the effects of inequality with causes, researchers say. What's happening: Often the increased rate of Black single motherhood or "Black family disorganization" is referenced as a reason for the gap in wealth accumulation. "These explanations tend to confuse consequence and cause and are largely...Jump to full entry
Jul 21, 2020 - The Best Description of Mr. Trump
IDEAS Donald Trump Is a Broken Man In another time, in a different circumstance, there would perhaps be room to pity such a person. The most revealing answer from Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace came in response not to the toughest question posed by Wallace, but to the easiest. At the conclusion of the interview, Wallace asked Trump how he will regard his years as president. “I think I was very unfairly treated,” Trump responded. “From before I even won, I was under investigation by a bunch of thieves, crooks....Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2020 - Just a wake up reminder
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2018, for most Americans, real wages (wages after adjusting for inflation) have changed very little in decades. In 2018, the average hourly wage had just about the same purchasing power it did in 1978. In the time period before the Great Recession. The disconnect between the strong job market (and overall economic growth), and the amount that workers were taking home in their paychecks, was one of the main instigators of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also propelled some changes in the aftermath...Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2020 - WHITE HOUSE: “Yes, let them eat cake”
POLITICS 07/14/2020 05:11PM EDT Just When You Thought Ivanka Trump Couldn't Get More Out Of Touch Suggesting people simply find new jobs during an unprecedented economic crisis is a new level of chutzpah. Are you one of the millions of Americans who’ve lost their job during this unprecedented public health and economic crisis? Maybe you’re one of the 5.4 million people who no longer has health insurance because you lost employer-provided health care. Perhaps you’re getting by on expanded unemployment insurance benefits, but stressed because...Jump to full entry
Trump and his cronies CREATED “The Swamp”. And now they’re trying to protect it! MORE OF THE SWAMP: Policy: Health Care Inspector general: Medicare chief broke rules on her publicity contracts HHS watchdog finds Seema Verma mishandled millions of dollars in federal contracts that ultimately benefited friends, former Trump officials. A top Trump administration health official violated federal contracting rules by steering millions of taxpayer dollars in contracts that ultimately benefited GOP-aligned communications consultants, according to...Jump to full entry
Jul 13, 2020 - Climate Change Illegal!
One of the most robust laws on climate change yet has been created in Denmark. Can legislation really make failing to act on climate change illegal? Article continues below I Imagine this: it’s 2030 and a country has just missed its target for cutting carbon emissions, that was set back in 2020. People are frustrated, but several governments have come and gone since the goal was set. “Don’t blame us,” the current government says. “We didn’t take the decisions that led us here.” The short-term cycles of government can be a real problem for...Jump to full entry
Jul 2, 2020 - Freedom vs Public Good
The conflicts today really boil down to whether humans recognize "The Commons" as a good thing or not. In the US the emphasis has evolved to the extremes where one side views 'freedom' and individual rights as paramount and the other side places most benefit in 'we're all in this together' idea. This dynamic will be played out most extremely during the next months with violence most likely to occur as these sides realize that compromise is not in the cards and leadership is lacking. Civilization as we have come to know it with increased...Jump to full entry