''After Bernie: Will 'Our Revolution' Deliver on Its Promise of "Political Revolution"? .. by Michael Corcoran:
spero meliora ...
Bernie Sanders: addressed so much of what you say above; had the Democratic Party Primaries stolen from him; had his followers thrown under The Corporate Bus, and then ... endorsed Hitlery Rabid Clinton because of ''Lesser Of Two Evils''ism''!!! I'm still dealing with it!! But not very well, lol! So - the question is:
''Even if Our Revolution is successful in electing its candidates in the coming years, the country will have a lot of work to do. There are many progressive groups and, as Nonprofit Quarterly said, Our Revolution has "a lot to prove." But whatever its fate, it should not discourage other efforts at mobilization, in and out of electoral politics.''
''Further, and perhaps more importantly, the existence of Our Revolution ought not to discourage more direct forms of resistance. "It is crucial that pressure continues to come at the grassroots, not just in elections," Zuckerman said. Indeed, at the launch of Our Revolution, Bernie Sanders cited the labor movement, the civil rights movements and other important acts of resistance in America. Most of this change did not come from the voting booth, but from outside of it.''
respice; adspice; prospice ...
Alas, your "3 minute clip" really shows what U$A has been doing for 45+ years - ffs frf!!! Also consider:
http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/hillary-clinton-wall-street-financial-industry-may-control-retirement-savings - then, also reflect upon:
and http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-22/meet-man-who-can-expose-real-hillary-clinton-scandal - for an initial insight into what could be another huge scandal if it is ever fully exposed!
Finally, re.the other crook, consider: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/25/pension-trump-pence/
Now why do you think that US Oligarchy; The Bankers; The War Machine and MSM really want HRC?
ad iudicium ...
My take is that we are living in a Retard-I-can't kleptocracy. We can keep on borrowing money to fund the eternal global civil war in Greater America but we can spare none to keep Lesser America from turning into Dust in the Wind. Are we being cursed by the magic mushroom?
...And this maiden "Annabel Lee" - by Edgar Allan Poe
She lived with no other thought
than to "love" and be "loved" by you.
"Grace" - by grapes
Through Grace was I begotten, may Grace lead me to Thine embrace,
To bask in the warm radiant glow, of Thy molten-copper face.
Trump is not the guy I want to run the revolution. That is the problem. He has successfully tapped into the frustrations of Americans, but it's all wrong. He will work for corporations and the wealthy and leave the majority of Americans to live off crumbs but he has convinced his base that he will work for them. It's a lie.
I finally understand how it is that authoritarian/totalitarian governments rise up. We now see how easily it could happen here.
If we lived in a democracy, Bernie Sanders would be President on November 8th. We live in an oligarchy/plutocracy/corporatocracy, maybe a republic.
Our military budget is the reason why we can't have nice things in this country. Things like infrastructure, mandatory vacation and sick time, a living wage, free education, universal healthcare, retirement, etc.
So much of our money goes to these military debacles that we can't afford the things that make for a decent life for the millions of people who live here. Only the rich get richer, backed up by establishment politicians who benefit from the wars, along with the 1%.
If this is true, be afraid; VERY afraid of Hellary Rancid Clinton:
But don't fall into the D&R schizoid binary; tRUMP'd do it too!
''For the cost of an iPhone, you can now buy a wind turbine that can power an entire house for lifetime'' ...
''Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily''! Never mind ''selling air-conditioning in Anchorage", sell this to Arizona instead!
fiat lux ...
Suggest that local taxes are used to provide "power to the people" in Nehalem & elsewhere .. like this:
thus making your community energy needs; citizens' finances & sustainability ... part of your platform. However don't piss on ''Protest'', as without it - we just become part of the problem! CK has done GR8!
''FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?''
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/fbi-white-supremacists-in-law-enforcement/ by K. Downs
Also fyi: http://massappeal.com/nypd-cop-who-killed-deborah-danner-has-history-of-violence-says-lawyer-who-sued-him/ by Keegan Stephan & RIP Deborah Danner, 66 & killed at home!
''In an election flush with conspiracy theories, here's one that's real: Both major party nominees, as well as the journalists who cover the election and moderate the debates, are actively conspiring to avoid talking about the fact that the United States is waging war in at least five countries simultaneously: Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia.
''In the first two presidential debates, our involvement in the Syrian civil war was briefly discussed, as was ISIS in vague terms, and the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia's mischief-making in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and Libya, though mostly in the past tense, focused on our 2011 intervention to depose Moammar Gadhafi and the subsequent attack on American government facilities in Benghazi a year later.
''In failing to do so — in allowing Trump to get away with ignorant ranting, and Hillary Clinton to avoid having to defend or criticize President Obama's profligate deployment of military force across wide swaths of the globe — the press actively contributes to making our politics stupider. Instead of enlightening members of the general public, it entertains them. And so the wars drag on and multiply, fought by an all-volunteer army thousands of miles away, barely touching the lives and thoughts of the vast majority of voters. - from ...
dulce bellum inexpertis ...
Corporations are not necessarily our biggest problem. The corporate Takeover of our governments is actually our biggest problem. Corporations channel people and resources for both good and evil. As long as they live and die largely independent of our governments, things are fine. The hedge funds didn't run to our governments like the investment banks did. They DIED.
The ACA (Obamacare) is fast becoming a de-facto bailout of the medical-insurance industry.
The U.S. was and still is a republic. It masquerades as a people's democracy. Just look around the world for the so-called democratic people's republics. Were they and are they democratic at all? Anyone who wants to jump out of our frying pan should first check out these demoncrapic pimples' repugbrics before doing so. As DK calls me "sour g," my sourness is protective (at least it's not rotten yet - I'll trance the dancing maenads should that come to pass). A democratic people's republic has Harvard's motto: veritas, veritas, veritas, and also its credential: won uro 1€, too euros 2€, free uros 3€.
Good post. Truth is like it or not, as for us financial peons there will always be some oligarch ruling over us. Nevertheless there is some hope in that we do have some (little) say as to which one. To that end if we the people play are cards right, we may find a oligarch a bit benovolent.
Yes, I would much rather vote my conscience, or as you put it, "for the ego whores" than to vote for Hillary or Trump! And if that means that Trump should be elected, so be it. I do not think that he would be nearly as adept at accomplishing his neoliberal agenda as she would be.
Not a problem.
I am no expert - but I think you can get some good sized external storage pretty cheap using thumb drives. Just plug em in when you want to access what you stored.
Again, thank you.
Thank you for information.
Thank you for link. Good to know.
My fellow Americans, does the DNC play fair in the incidents referred to in this video?
Locker-room, and now also bar-room talks, I want an order of fresh-mushroom fried noodles, please. I promise to feed the mushrooms in the sneakers with my body's mulch.
I really need to get in-between the subway cars to talk to darkness, my old friend. Away from the jam-packed humanity and in the deafening silence, I can meditate about chasing after the "vanishing point" where the two rails join together. "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls."
"Is this all there is to life?" "Miles to go before I sleep?" "I have promises to keep." Vergissmeinnicht - "meine kleine Geliebte, ich komme gleich zurück..."
Vote on November 28th for the king of pain. "Demand the Impossible (Che Guevara)." (1÷3)×3=1 so 0.333...×3=1 and 0.999...=1. The "vanishing point" is our destination station that we'll arrive at.
1st off sHillary is totally toxic
I support common sense gun control
The gun-control issue does not need a federal nationwide single legal regulation. The Second Amendment has already set the foundation on the federal level. It's just another issue that really belongs to under the rim of our toilet bowls as do the security cameras needed there to monitor the toilet/genitalia compliance of our toilet-using population.
In some areas, gun control is a great idea. In others, not so much. Have you ever noticed that our police carry guns but the Bobbies of the U.K. do not? Here're the reasons why. Do you wonder why our women don't need to wear hijabs and niqabs but Islamic fundamentalist countries absolutely require that? Read about the rapes and sexual assaults on German women in Cologne on 2015-12-31. Why?
It's cultural clash. I thought nothing of walking around stark naked in a shower room but in some cultures it is an absolutely abominable behavior. Well, in some ways, I was prudish, too, when the topic of streaking came up during my conversation with two young women. I blushed and froze.
seems you spend too much time watching late night comedians and not enough educating yourself on fiat currency. or maybe you think hearing john oliver talk about currency creation is educational. i do not!
one of the main issues facing the country in many areas is "we don't have the money." just read the great paul volker today in the ny times - no money for medicare or social security or teachers or pensions. plenty for banks and wars though no? jill is essentially correct - we can print all the money we need to create a healthy population and economy - as one investor (on the business channel no less - bloomberg!) said - "we should have the fed cut a check to the treasury for $1 trillion and spend half on infrastructure and the other half spread it among the population, that would end the economic malaise" good idea no? who would need to be paid back in that situation - the fed - well where did they get the money - they hit a key stroke no?
it is an extremely important and very poorly understood issue. government debt is not like business or household debt. when i borrow from the bank i do not have a printing press in the basement. michael hudson is one of the best on this issue - along with stephanie kelton. google their talk in italy and you will learn a lot. for starters here he is - http://michael-hudson.com/2011/06/how-a-13-trillion-cover-story-was-written/
maybe lizzie will primary hillary in 2020!
The Hag is unfit for the post of the Commander-in-Chief due to her terrible judgment about broadcasting top-secret nuclear-response information worldwide. She can get most of us murdered for her political gain.