about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.
The local newspaper out here in the land of liberal fruits and nuts is the San Francisco Chronicle.
Another newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner, is a free rag that is available in thousands of
kiosks across the city. The history of newspapers in San Francisco is no different than other large
urban areas in the United States. Where there used to be 4 or 5 or more competing newspapers, now
there is one with another sidekick or two. Weekly info papers try to fill the gap, but tend to
focus on lesser quality journalistic endeavors or entertainment and restaurant concerns.
Well out here, Donald Trump Jr. appeared to have arrived in San Francisco on Knob Hill for a fund
raising event that was ticketed at $35,000 per couple.
Only the SF Examiner bothered to send a journalist, to do, well, you know, actual journalism.
[SOURCE:Sf Examiner | Joe Fitzgerald
Rodriguez |17 July 2019 ]
When asked about why they supported Mr. Trump, or what they thought about his recent comments over
sending 4 black women duly elected as Congressional representative back to their countries -- this
is what the upper classes of San Francisco had to say
Some of those Republicans had choice words for San Francisco.
Charlie Kirk, founder of conservative group Turning Point USA, exited the fundraiser following Don
Jr. Kirk’s group has struggled with budding white nationalists within its ranks, according to the
Huffington Post. Still, Kirk didn’t hide his disdain for The City by the Bay.
“It’s a beautiful city with a lot of problems,” Kirk continued, which he listed as “homelessness,
for one, and failing public schools, for two.” When asked how he would solve The City’s homeless
problem Kirk said, “stop electing Democrats.”
“It was fabulous,” said Joan Leone, the president of a 200-member group the Republican Women’s Club
of San Francisco.
Don Jr. talked for “a very long time,” she said, though she and other attendees said he did not
touch on San Francisco. And why did she attend the event? Simple, Leone told reporters.
“We love Donald Trump, we want him to win. How about my 401k? How about low unemployment? We all
know what he’s done as president and we want four more years of that,” she said.
Gregory Mendez, who attended the event, told reporters outside that Trump is “a great president”
because “taxes are great. Immigration, he’s doing as well as he can.”
Responding to Trump’s recent critiques of United States representatives known as “The Squad,” in
which the president said those representatives — three of whom were born in the United States —
should go back to the countries they came from, Mendez said, “people who are viciously critical of
this great nation maybe should think about why they’re in this nation.”
WTF is this bullshit. Hiding behind their luxury and status in the economy, while ignoring that
more than 30% of the 2017 tax cuts went to corporate stock buybacks, but oh my, golly gee, that 401k
is hawt babe !?!
Do these people realize we have a situation where a wanna-be dictator is using racist memes to
avoid questions about Russian collusion. He is using ICE and CBP to create vast private holding
centers -- at tax payer expense -- currently
being filled with immigrants seeking asylum. Additionally, the demeaning and inaccurate words
"socialist" and "communist" and
"haters" of America is starting to become the norm. Being told to "love it or leave it" is the same as
saying shut the fuck up and bow down to our superiority.
Excuse me but back before the Civil War constituents would allocate their taxes all the time for
and community needs, like poor houses, police and fire departments, buildings, schools, roads,
railroads -- often using taxes to subscribe to the stock of the created railroads. Because society
is created by investment in the community, not because of some independent magical Adam Smith "free
hand" that automatically creates the best society and gets government off the backs of the people.
The government is the people, which earlier generations of Americans intuitively understood.
Notice what these stallions of the Republicans say when given an opportunity to express their ideas,
or to try to convince with their different
opinions. Mr. Kirk, when asked about what he thought about "solving" the homeless problem, offered
no substance or policy position other than to say don't vote for the other party. Which by default
means nothing other than the same, addressing the symptom of homelessness with big show case events
and street sweeps, proving that politicians are "tough" on the marginalized souls who wind up
sleeping on the streets. Stopping our voting for "Democrats" will somehow change this trajectory,
because of some unarticulated reason.
I have personally encountered these upper crust San Francisco Republicans. There is no policy.
There is no ideology. It is quite simply all about maintaining status and wealth, which is why the
very first reason given by Mrs. Joan Leone is her 401k. She also gives away how clueless these
Republicans are when she utters her second reason -- low unemployment statistics. Touting high
profits on stocks and low unemployment statistics is like jumping up and down and going
ga-ga-goo-goo over 2 data sets within a sea of literally thousands of data sets.
Are you concerned over the dismantling of the science at NASA and the Department of Agriculture? No,
we are making money hand over fist and have a small statistic of limited value called the
unemployment rate. Well, how about looking at other data sets that are more relevant and less
easily manipulated, such as ...
But none of these matters were considered by these swarthy caretakers of the Republican elites.
That's because they are blind. They have plenty of money. They don't have to work multiple jobs or
have rents that take away 50% of their earnings, and they paid for their children's college
education by writing a flat check.
Meanwhile they look at blatant white nationalism and racism and private firms making money housing
immigrant refuges in camps with not a care in the world.
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 8h 4m 35s
Citizens and persons
Beau decimates the notions that certain racists have about immigrants not having constitutional rights.
Saturday, 13 July 2019 at 11h 47m 33s
What can you do to affect Climate Change Solutions?
Click here to find out 100 solutions
suggested by Paul Hawken from Sausalito, California.
This article is from Deepak Ray, a senior scientist at the University of Minnesota.
At a certain temperature, certain varieties of crops cannot be grown. Read the article.
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 at 10h 27m 39s
The Lies about Inequality
Berkeley professor Robert Reich is a national treasure.
Yes that is his own drawing talent at work. He's been doing this for years btw.
Thursday, 4 July 2019 at 23h 17m 45s
A Plastic Graveyard
This Video from Sky news in Britain is 2 years old, but still relevant, and probably worse.
This is why I use my own mug and bring my own bag to the grocery. I realize that I still buy bacon
in a plastic container, and use saran
plastic wrap for covering leftovers, but I try to use glass jars or containers whenever possible.
By 2050 the weight of plastic in the ocean will be more than the weight of fish.
Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 10h 40m 17s
On the 29th of May 2019, Robert Mueller read out loud this statement:
The indictments allege and the other activities in our report describe efforts to interfere in our
political system. They needed to be investigated and understood ... that there were multiple,
systematic efforts to interfere in our election.
And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.
Monday, 24 June 2019 at 9h 29m 21s
The Methane Time Bomb
Here is one of my favorite youtube channels called "Lets Have A Think" that discusses the potential
massive Methane release which will occur from ancient organic matter of dead animals that get
released when the Artic ice disappears. In particular, Methane Hydrate (Methane locked up into a
hydrate molecule) which he discusses at around the timestamp of 5:50.
What happens when a massive release into the atmosphere of Methane occurs? (At timestamp 10:48)
Methane is 80 times
more powerful than Carbon Dioxide as a greenhouse gas, and degrades into Carbon Dioxide, creating
lingering effects. All of which gets absorbed by the oceans, acidifying the water. After a certain
concentration, calcium carbonate cannot form in the oceans, then all of the diatoms, coral reefs,
crustaceans and one-celled
organisms can no longer exist, which destroys the food chain. The oceans might become absent of
life before 2100.
About 1.4 Trillion tons (1400 Billion Tons) of Methane is trapped in the Arctic coastal shelves.
Currently about 7 million tons (0.0005% of the total) is released yearly into the atmosphere on
average. In the geologic past, when massive volcanic activity or the impact of a huge meteor spewed
green-house gases into the atmosphere, decades of climate change resulted which destroyed the
ecosystems that had been extant, causing mass extinctions from the plant and animal kingdom. We are
currently living during the 6th mass extinction -- which is being called the Holocene Extinction.
Here is a recent article called "18 signs we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction".
[SOURCE:Aylin Woodward | Business
Insider | 18 June 2019]
Do a google on "Methane releases Arctic" and "6th Mass Extinction".
Here is a pessimistic video that discusses "Why everything will collapse."
Sunday, 23 June 2019 at 10h 23m 56s
Economic rights are human rights, and that is what I call Democratic Socialism....
They don't really oppose all forms of socialism. They may hate Democratic Socialism because it
benefits working people, but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other
Here is snippet from FDR's 1944 State of the Union address, 11 January 1944
We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without
economic security and independence. "Necessitous men are not free men." People who are hungry and
out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to
speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established
for all — regardless of station, race, or creed.
Among these are:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and
his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from
unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and
The right to a good education.
All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward,
in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.
America's own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar
rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.
And lest we forget, here is the preamble to the Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice,
insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and
secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States
The fallacy of immigrants taking jobs
rather than conforming to the cultural economy is easily disproved.
The economy of humans exists to serve the needs of humans. When the larger society of humans
increases or aggregates in certain locations to form cities and towns, the economy expands, because
more people means more business. Like a bucket of water. Even if you add a lot of water at once, the
surface will swoosh to and fro initially, but eventually, the level of water will balance; because
jobs are proportional to the population. So the idea that immigrants are stealing native jobs is
mainly a distraction from the larger dysfunctional economic syndrome. The institutions and
entrepreneurs who form the economic networks that serve humans exist in a legal environment. When
that environment becomes manipulated by the wealthy, the privileged, and/or the scoundrels, the
system squeezes everyone else and then chooses easy scapegoats — those who are the most marginalized
and vulnerable — to avoid the obvious but inherent introspection: why our commonwealth cannot
organize a socially acceptable production system.
When immigrants are blamed for taking jobs, or lowering the wages, that is because they are being
blamed for the choices made or the environment created by those who depend upon employing the
immigrants. Increasing wages and jobs is not
antithetical to the profit motive, but becomes a lost message since it is easier to scapegoat and
misdirect in order to make more profits. It is easier to view the problem
from the shallow end of the pool, rather that venture out into the murky, deeper waters.