Mike Figueredo’s Humanist Report is one of my regular video sources, but being still stuck in continued education courses for resurrecting a former career, I ran out of time putting together yesterday’s Video Weekend compilation. (Another reason was a lot of wasted time searching for reports explaining the British piracy committed on an Iranian super tanker, especially one revealing the truth on the alleged sanction violations (apparently the sanctions used as a justification don’t actually exist).)
Well, Mike put out a whole bunch of videos worth sharing last week (and some the week before). So, here, today comes a catch-up:
1. Switching from Private Insurance to Medicare for All is a Huge Win
You will keep your doctor (if you are currently lucky enough to have coverage of any kind). It’s PRIVATE insurances that take them away from you. Medicare lets you keeo them even if you lose or switch your job or start your own business. (and as an employer you won’t have to wrestle with private insurances to offer employees an acceptable healthcare plan, btw!):
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Bernie Sanders Gloats After Poll Disproves KEY Health Industry Talking Point”) Continue reading “The Humanist Report”
Medicaid was created to help those who, because they are too handicapped or sick, cannot work and thus acquire health insurance through a job — or who at least cannot work and earn enough to purchase health coverage. Since we live in a country by now that is controlled by the ultra-rich and forced to shift ever more wealth from everybody else to the rich, Arkansas has recently turned Medicaid on its head, denying it to those who don’t meet newly created work requirements – kicking 12,000 people off the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid. Furthermore there is a long list of states whose sociopathic governments formed by the money aristocracy are planning to do the same in addition to the five states already approved to do so by the Trump administration. Source: Trump health chief ‘looking closely’ at thousands who lost Medicaid from work requirements (The Hill)
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Main themes of this week’s video compilation: systemic corruption, inequality, and abuse of the people, and the fight for true democracy in our lives. Stars: Bernie, Jon Stewart, Richard Wolff, Denise Hearn, Ralph Nader, The Ring of Fire, Glenn Greenwald, Thought Slime, The Humanist Report, Jimmy Dore, and many, many more.
- Modern Working Lives Not Worth Living
- The Flaws of our Corporatist Capitalism System
- Corruption: Sometimes the Closed Doors are a Crack Open
- Inequality by Design vs Full Democracy
- System Corruption and a Celebrity Fighting for a Piece of Justice
- Healthcare: The Need to Protect Medicare from Inflated Drug Prices
- Healthcare: Drug Price Gouging and Life Expectancy
- Insider Notes on False Christianity
- Power of the People & Chaining It
- Remember our Dubious Supreme Court? Learn from Brazil!
- The Media vs Reality (incl. ref. to Bernie)
- The Fake Freedom Map
- Taxing Wall Street – Not Only Bernie Talking Interestingly
- Useful Idiot Voters
- Prevention of Poverty is better than the Cure
- Warmongering by CBS & Other MSM
- MSM Fertilizing the Right Wing Trap
- Intelligent Conversation: Mike Gravel & Jimmy Dore
- Jesse Ventura: Iran, Hong Kong, Egypt, Monopolies and the Death of Competition
I. Modern Working Lives Not Worth Living
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thought Slime and the title: “My First Job: The Lazybones Manifesto”)
Note: I grew up during the tail end of the ‘golden age’ expecting a just and fair life. All I have had is a shitty life. Similarly to this man, I have wished all the time I had never been born. That’s why on my way out of it, I fight for better conditions for those coming after me. Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 2019-06-23 (20 videos)”
This week’s video compilation has brilliant Bernie speech segments, exposures of voter-scamming corrupticians, news on the ‘Progressive Economic Pledge’ strategy intended to hold political feet to the fire, discussion about economic band-aids vs real solutions, secrets of our ruling ‘elite’, the false flag Iran ‘attack’, devious healthcare scams, election fraud, the war on free speech (incl. jaw-dropping news on Julian Assange), a viral AOC video, and even some political humor. Some of the better known stars and channels: The Humanist Report, The Rational National, Secular Talk, Democracy At Work, Kim Iversen, the David Pakman Show, The Real News Network, the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Redacted Tonight, and Jimmy Dore.
- Brilliant Bernie Speech on Oligarchy, Economic Rights, and Liberty
- More Bernie: Acting, Not Just Talking
- Corrupticians (“Politicians”) Who Just Talk to Get Votes
- The Progressive Economic Pledge
- Economics: (1) Band-Aids vs Real Solutions, (2) Marx, U.S. History, Ivy-League…
- Empire: Gulf of Tonkin 2.0 (Iran), Mexico May be Next
- Healthcare: (1) Medicare for All vs the ACA Scam, (2) Dangerous Meds
- Bernie on Brazil’s Election Fraud
- Freedom: (1) Free Speech, (2) Assange Persecution Bigger Than Known
- AOC: The Underhanded Census Trick
- Jesse Ventura on Internet Spying, the R & D Oligarchic Collusion, etc.
- Humor (Biden, Women’s Rights, & Repukelican “Dems”)
I. Brilliant Bernie Speech on Oligarchy, Economic Rights, and Liberty
… and why he calls himself a Democratic Socialist:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Bernie Sanders Masterfully Pitches Dem Socialism as a Continuation of FDR’s Legacy ”)
Bernie’s proposal: To pick up where FDR left off and reach shared prosperity, social equality, and true freedom for all. Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 2019-06-16 (20 videos)”
Here, once again, a full week’s collection of enlightening videos on Bernie, the need for a mental and political revolution, the theft of the American Dream and our democracy, the corporate faux journalism, plus an absolute must-see: the true story of Julian Assange. Then there is another must-see – if you haven’t already learned this – of how the “Democratic” primaries of 2020 are going to be rigged, and many more top videos. Some of the stars: Bernie Sanders, Chris Hedges, the UN official Nils Melzer, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, The Rational National, Paul Jay, Mike Figueredo, Amy Goodman, Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski, Eleanor Goldfield, and special guest Nick Brana, to mention some.
- Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution
- China and the World Economy
- The American Dream For Sale
- Economics: (1) Government in the Market, (2) Understanding Marxism
- Crowd Boos Corrupticians
- Medicare for All vs a Public “Option”
- Anti-Immigrant Absurdity
- MSM’s Faux Journalists
- The True Story of Julian Assange (an Absolute Must-See!)
- Meet one of our Brainwashers
- Thoughts on Left Movement Building
- Bernie: No Middle Ground
- The True Nature of the Corporate Parties & the Fight for a People’s Party
- Do we Currently Have a Mobster President?
- The Repukelian Tax Scam
- Humor (and a Bang): Well-Put Brief Commentary on our Military Empire
X. Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kim Iversen and the title: “Bernie Sanders Takes on Walmart and Shows Democrats How Its Done”)
These are indeed the kinds of champions we need, representatives, candidates, activists, who put pressure on the oligarchy rather than spending all their time calling for big donations from the donor class (the robber billionaires and their thieving CEOs and “think” tanks and 42,000+ lobbyists).
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 2019-06-09 (20 videos)”
A great discussion on UBI, great political satire, class warfare and the dying middle class and poor, healthcare racketeering, political awakening, media corruption by the rule of money, a people’s revolution, the real (capitalist!) entitlement in our market society… 22 cool videos. Stars: Nick Brana, Chris Hedges, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, Tulsi Gabbard, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, and more.
- Nick Brana & Scott Santens Discussing UBI
- Satire: Neoliberal Slavery
- Class Warfare: OMG, Reality is Real! Who Knew?
- Middle Class Struggling — But still Half Asleep?
- Market Society: Infinite Greed, Inequality, Non-Living Wages, Life Depression, The Poor…
- Awakening of a Hillerite
- Media: The Dying Free Press & Anger Sales
- Candidates: Debate-Qualified Ones & Tulsi Interview
- A Political People’s Revolution
- World: Venezuela Analysis & How Castro Became an Empire Asset
- Humor: Hillary’s 2020 Advice & Joe the Sniffer
- Capitalist Entitlement
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-12-2019 (18 videos)”
This weekend’s informative video compilation provides insights and updates on recent events like Venezuela and Assange plus an unusually high amount of satirical humor plus deep insights into our political parties’ and economic system’s corruption. There is also a great interview with a remarkable candidate.
- Satire: Corporate War on the Media
- Capitalism Crushing Us
- Corrupt Politics: The Criminal ‘Elite’
- The Billionaire Coup in the “Democratic” Party
- Running Progressive Inside the “Dem” Party
- Oligarchy: Savagery For and By the Oligarchy
- Nader: Dweebs vs Public Interest + SocSec, Pensions, & Retirement Funds
- MMT: The National Debt is Voluntary
- MSM = Corrupt Government = Brainwash
- RdctTnt: Dying Press Freedom & A Rising Fight for Election Integrity
- RdctTnt: Humor & Revelations
- Humor: Lee Camp’s Short Funny Clip on Bernie-on-Fox
- World: Venezuela News
- Media War: Assange Update
- Yellow Vests Defending Assange
- Yellow Vests Calling Out Elite Hypocracy re Notre Dame
- NonCompete: Liberty and Economic Justice Go Together
I. Satire: Corporate War on the Media
… as you can see, it’s not only happening in the U.S. (where it has already come close to the end, crushing truth-telling as good as completely):
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | The ABC”)
Note: This reminds me of our own public broadcasting institutions which have been secretly taken over by corporate money due to insufficient public funding, so that even they largely march in step with the big corporate media channels, raining the establishment propaganda on us and avoiding to tell us the truth about the oligarchy’s evil doings. Defend Free Press and whistleblowers (like Manning and Assange) anyone? Anyone in the big media? What’s that I’m hearing? A bird whistling? Wind blowing tumbleweed?
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-05-2019 (17 videos)”
This weekly post specializes on collecting the best videos of the week at least some of which you may have missed being busy working or studying. Sometimes older ones, like documentaries, are also shared. But with so much amazing stuff happening as right now, it’s all recent stuff. Some of the main characters this week: Bernie Sanders, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Door, AOC, Richard Wolff, Jill Stein, Lee Camp, Julian Assange, Graham Elwood, THR, just to mention a few.
- Bernie on FOX: Wow!
- Medicare for All: How Bernie will Pay
- The Dem-Rep Collusion – Past, Present, & 2020
(understanding how the twin-party tyranny mauls us)
- Economic Update: Two Top-Notch Episodes Not to Miss!
(distraction from above, marginalizing the victims, fighting back from below, Venezuelan historic resistance, presidents, banks, employers vs employees, false work ethos…)
- The Assange Conspiracy
(incl. his awesome achievements vital for democracy, the reasons behind his persecution, and the current war on truth)
- AOC – Is She Real, Our Priorities, Green New Deal…
I. Bernie on FOX: Wow!
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Wall Street Terrified After Bernie Crushes On Fox — The Political Vigilante”)
Just remember, friends, that we must go way beyond a single political candidate. The presidency is not enough.
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-21-2019 (20 videos)”
The overarching theme of Wikileak’s Julian Assange, his history, accomplishments, past celebrity status, recent arrest and current instrumentalization in our oligarchy’s war on free speech and democracy, the forces and interests behind his arrest, and the far reaching consequences of it all, even criminalizing freedom of the press and turning truth-telling into a crime. The horrors likely facing him. Also the reasons why powerful politicians and journalists don’t stand up for him and the basic concepts of free press and democracy… There is a lot to be learned this weekend in and around the news and conversations held along this theme. Great words and revelations from lots of remarkable people: Snowden, Chomsky, Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Tulsi Gabbard, AOC, Tim Black, Jimmy Dore, Mike Figueredo, to mention only a few, also various insiders and a really impressive really powerful speech by Kim Iversen. If you have no time to watch anything else, listen to her clip that summarizes a lot.
These videos are very worth watching. So much to learn and be up to speed about.
- Julian Assange’s Arrest
- Jimmy Dore – “Save The Internet Act” Passes In the House
- Jimmy Dore – Why all that agression against Assange
- Jimmy Dore – Assange, Tulsi, & the “Dems”
- Media & Ignorance & Party Politics & Freedom of the Press on Trial
- AOC on Manning and Assange, Ecuadorians on Assange
- Assange’s History: Now Pawned, He Used to be Celebrated
- Powerful Final Words
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-14-2019 (22 videos) — The Assange Story”
As the Tax Day is about to hit us over the head or under the belt line again, it makes sense to give a thought or two about how proper or improper our tax system is.
Clearly, lots of people across the political spectrum hate taxes, or at least their own taxes, or would like others to be taxed more, or – in some cases – gladly pay their taxes as a contribution to the society that grants them a civilized life. (I once belonged to the latter group.)
But how many of us have actually thought this through? What our taxes are for and what they could be used for instead?
Since many of us are busy meeting the deadline, I want to keep this article as short as possible, only throwing out a funny historic remembrance and some food-for-thought seeds for our future. Continue reading “Proper Tax vs. Iɯdɹodǝɹ ┴ɐx”