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‘Landslide Victory’ for Climate as G20 Leaders (Minus Trump) Affirm Paris Accord

Posted by on July 9, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Landslide Victory’ for Climate as G20 Leaders (Minus Trump) Affirm Paris Accord

Environmental groups and climate activists celebrated the G20 world leaders’ reaffirmation of their commitment to fighting climate change and hailed the communique as a step in the right direction. “Donald Trump is learning the hard way that he cannot thwart the entire world on climate change and expect to continue with business as usual,” added Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.

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To “Make America Great Again” We Must Enhance Freedom, Equality and Democracy, Not Diminish Them

Posted by on July 4, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
To “Make America Great Again” We Must Enhance Freedom, Equality and Democracy, Not Diminish Them

We need to embrace our radical history to attack the evils of our own time… As the journalist Henry Demarest Lloyd put it just over a century ago: “The price of liberty is something more than eternal vigilance. There must also be eternal advance. We can save the rights we have inherited from our fathers only by winning new ones to bequeath our children.”

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House Panel Takes Step to Cancel ‘Blank Check for Endless War’ After 16 Years

Posted by on July 2, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
House Panel Takes Step to Cancel ‘Blank Check for Endless War’ After 16 Years

The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee passed a repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which has been used justify ongoing military actions in regions around the world spanning the George W. Bush, Obama, and now Trump administrations.

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‘Resistance Is Working’: McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote

Posted by on June 28, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Resistance Is Working’: McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote

Mitch McConnell’s move to delay the Trumpcare vote is viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics and the tenacity of its opponents. The delay was widely seen as a stunning political defeat for McConnell and a rebuke to a bill that numerous lawmakers, including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, had referred to as a piece of “garbage” which belonged in the trash.

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The Overlooked Trumpcare Threat: It’s a Medicare Time Bomb

Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
The Overlooked Trumpcare Threat: It’s a Medicare Time Bomb

The broken promise on Medicare is in danger of slipping by beneath the radar. Only days after the election, Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he saw an opportunity to realize his decades-long dream of destroying Medicare. He said that he planned to enact legislation as soon as possible that would end Medicare’s guaranteed benefit and replace it with voucher coupons. Ryan justified this horrible plan — destined to leave the nation’s seniors without medical care after a lifetime of work — by claiming “because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The Affordable Care Act improved Medicare’s long-term finances, by requiring the wealthiest Americans to pay somewhat more. Trumpcare repeals that increased funding.

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‘This Is Not a Drill’: We Have Less Than One Week to Defeat ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Bill

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘This Is Not a Drill’: We Have Less Than One Week to Defeat ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Bill

“The Senate’s health care legislation is an especially cruel and destructive transfer of wealth to the wealthiest American’s at the expense of kids, low-income Americans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and the nearly 23 million Americans who could lose their coverage as a result of health care repeal efforts,” said MoveOn.

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What the History Channel Left Out About The Declassified CIA Program: “History of MK-ULTRA”

What the History Channel Left Out About The Declassified CIA Program: “History of MK-ULTRA”

The CIA-sanctioned program [MK ULTRA] ran from the 1950s until the mid-1970s, though many believe that aspects of the program still exist today. The experiments were intended to identify drugs as well as procedures to be used in interrogations and torture in order to weaken victims and force confessions out of them through the use of mind control. Though the TV show lightly touched on the severe mental abuse participants endured, it completely left out the physical and sexual abuse involved as well as the other gruesome details of the experiments.

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From Bad to Worse: The GOP Assault on the Nation’s Health and Wellbeing

Posted by on June 25, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
From Bad to Worse: The GOP Assault on the Nation’s Health and Wellbeing

The US already does not have a healthy health care system because a powerful minority will not allow it. The US health care system is a dysfunctional nexus of arrangements imposed on the rest of us by ideologues and those who profit from our health care system’s dysfunction.

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Heartless! Senate Trumpcare Plan Every Bit as ‘Ugly’ and ‘Cruel’ as Expected

Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Heartless! Senate Trumpcare Plan Every Bit as ‘Ugly’ and ‘Cruel’ as Expected

The contents of the Seneate Trumpcare Plan released online have already sparked a flood of alarmed criticism, vows of opposition, and protests. If enacted, it would increase, by tens of millions, the number of people without insurance.

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Trump Wants to Cut Critical Services to Pay for Wealthy Tax Cut

Posted by on June 19, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Trump Wants to Cut Critical Services to Pay for Wealthy Tax Cut

What makes the cuts even more outrageous is that they’re being used to pay for Trump’s massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.

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In ‘Significant’ Win for Water Protectors, Judge Orders Review of DAPL Permits

Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
In ‘Significant’ Win for Water Protectors, Judge Orders Review of DAPL Permits

In a 91-page ruling, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg declared that the Corps “did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial.” Native American tribes and activists across the country deemed it a substantial win.

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What You’re Not Being Told About the Paris Climate Agreement

Posted by on June 5, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
What You’re Not Being Told About the Paris Climate Agreement

To hear people talk, apparently, the human race can only progress into the future and create new industries and technologies if we are flogged into it begrudgingly by our ‘wise’ government and corporate leaders.

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Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0, “Dripping With Intolerance,” Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0, “Dripping With Intolerance,” Ruled Unconstitutional

The ruling by the federal appeals court said that Trump’s executive order “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”

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Forced Vaccinations Violate Constitutional Rights, Sweden’s Parliament Declares

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Forced Vaccinations Violate Constitutional Rights, Sweden’s Parliament Declares

Finally, one government on the face of the Earth has common sense! Kudos to the Swedish Parliament for members’ level-headedness in assessing vaccines as the bargain basement technology of the 20thcentury, and not mandating them.

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Why There Will NEVER Be A Political Solution To America’s Problems

Why There Will NEVER Be A Political Solution To America’s Problems

The truth is that the real problem lies in our hearts, and the corrupt politicians that currently represent us are simply a reflection of who we have become as a nation. The generations of people that founded this nation and established it as the greatest republic that the world had ever seen had far different values than most Americans do today. So until there is a dramatic shift in how most of us see the world, it is quite likely that not much in Washington will change.

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