Have you been hearing about people still (yes, half a year later!) not having received their stimulus checks (“Economic Impact Payments” as these tiny crumbs ironic in comparison with the trillions given to the rich are called)?
An accident? I wonder. The following article gives you a hint at tricks being used to secretly rob millions of people (yes, of course, the robbed people are never contacted and informed by the government), many of them being solid American citizens discriminated simply because when they were young (but now are old and have paid their U.S. taxes all their working lives) were many decades ago still on immigrant status (a status that has long changed since then), or because born Americans are currently married to non-citizens or to those who ages ago were not yet citizens but now are.
Ain’t it fun how the hurt committed by the anti-immigrant culture in our government hits more and more Americans as time goes by? I have even heard rumors that born Americans who got their Social Security Card while they were still immature also had it labeled as “NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT” and are also excluded from the stimulus payment no matter how many ages they have been paying their taxes with their Social Security Number (SSN). I haven’t found in the “CARES” act that the “NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT” label makes SSNs invalid. But the IRS definitely treats such SSNs that way, probably based on an indirect hint at what a SSN is (namely described in IRC §24(h)(7)). I wonder if those of us who spent our lives working and paying into the Social Security fund will later when we can’t work anymore and must try to retire also be excluded from our Social Security Benefits based on such game play having to do with some ancient formality crap whose status has long changed, but the change gets conveniently ignored.
Ain’t we living wonderful lives, so right and just? Able to focus on the troubles nature gives us with aging and diseases? Troubles we should deal with together rather than constantly having to struggle with immoral hurdles put up by other people, the so-called “elites”?
I was pretty sure you had never heard about this payment denial to millions of Americans. So, that’s why I shared this with you.
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In this piece a former police officer describes the evil police culture that makes police officers behave evilly; having been psychologically convinced that the entire rest of mankind are their immoral, trashy, murderous enemies best to be killed and asked questions later; and he argues for police abolition. Here are some quotes of his article that I recommend to read:
“I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were. ”
“This essay has been kicking around in my head for years now and I’ve never felt confident enough to write it. It’s a time in my life I’m ashamed of. It’s a time that I hurt people and, through inaction, allowed others to be hurt. It’s a time that I acted as a violent agent of capitalism and white supremacy. Under the guise of public safety, I personally ruined people’s lives but in so doing, made the public no safer… so did the family members and close friends of mine who also bore the badge alongside me. But enough is enough. … ”
“Capitalism requires a permanent underclass to exploit for cheap labor and it requires the cops to bring that underclass to heel. ”
“This is where we have to have the courage to ask: why do people rob? Why do they join gangs? Why do they get addicted to drugs or sell them? It’s not because they are inherently evil. I submit to you that these are the results of living in a capitalist system that grinds people down and denies them housing, medical care, human dignity, and a say in their government. ” Continue reading “Mentally Corrupting Police Culture”→
Major videos you shouldn’t miss, especially on these three main issues: (1) the D-Party’s developing 2020 primaries fraud and need for a people’s political revolution, (2) the healthcare profiteers’ “choice” fraud to rob you blind and oppose Medicare for All, and (3) the insanely huge and growing income and wealth inequality that turns our entire world into one gigantic fraud. Some are highly emotional. Share those you can with those who need.
Stars & Channels: Bernie, Tulsi, Legacy Zero, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Jimmy Dore, Lee Camp, Redacted Tonight, The Hill, RJ Eskow, LastWeekTonight, The Real News Network, The Hill, Toronto Star, Secular Talk, Kim Iversen, UBIVisuals, The Young Turks, New Economic Thinking, …
Life by Human Spirit
Nevada Victory – Finally the Numbers we Need
The 2020 Election Fraud is Under Way
Healthcare: Profiteering “Choice” Fraud vs Healthcare for All
Housing: Owned by the Lords
Injustice Society: Neoliberalism = Political Capitalism
It must take days to search and select these top videos for a weekend. So much time for the rest of us to save when we make use of them. This weekend’s compilation has outstanding reports on American homelessness not easily found through any other source. The Iran reports are also above the average slew out there. And there is more:
Stars & Channels: Bernie Sanders, Democracy Now!, Emir-Stein Center, Empire Files, Invisible People, Kim Iversen, Milwaukee PBS, Prchuk 911, PRIMO NUTMEG, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Rebel HQ, Richard Wolff, RT America, The Damage Report, The Hill, The Humanist Report, The Michael Brooks Show, The Political Vigilante
Why Bernie is the Best Candidate
Economics (Richard Wolff)
American Dream Replaced with Working Poverty
Homelessness (rare OUTSTANDING documentaries)
RNRH: Medicare for All (Perfect), Dictatorship Psychology
Medicare for All: Andrew Yang Apparently Backing Out
Head-Twisted Voters that America Cannot Rely Upon
Iran: Bernie on the Assassination
Middle East & Iran & Us (U.S.)
Iran Gov Analysis
Candidates (Bernie, Warren)
Billionaires in Fake Democracy
1. Why Bernie is the Best Candidate *
Bernie Is The Candidate: Here’s Why ft. Meagan Day ~ The Michael Brooks Show
There are two ways of learning the nature of a law. One is to read its every word and letter, and try to interpret it as prosecutors and judges will. The second, much simpler and much more accurate way is to look at how it gets applied.
Doing this, the nature of our Espionage Act can be defined in one sentence: “We, the oligarchy can name anyone we don’t like a ‘spy’ and then have them executed or locked away for life. And the people hasn’t rebelled against it gullibly believing our spy smear. Yeehaw!”
Sheesh, what a fine democracy we have become, haven’t we our founders? Why are these whirring noises coming from your graves?
Want to take a deeper look? Listen to Kim (the video is shared at 12:48 minutes in where the heart of the matter is struck, but you can of course rewind to the start if you wish):
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kim Iversen and the title: “The Dark History of The Espionage Act and Treason in America”)
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
In a video I will share this weekend, I heard the following phrase: “In the criminal justice system the people are repressed by two separate but equally important important groups: the police who defend private property and the policy makers who criminalize disobedience”. When I heard “the police who defend private property and the policy makers…” my mind spun ahead completing the sentence with “the policy makers who define private property”.
Why did that pop up in my head? Well it is because of the immoral and cruelly corrupt system of human life into which I was born and in which I therefore have had to utterly waste my short time on Earth. It arranges and justifies its inequality and its abuse of people – and even the destruction of our life-supporting environment – on the concept of private property.
And what is that concept of private property? How is it defined for us?
A bright video weekend, not only enlightening but also unusually hopeful and with humor as well. Find out how to fix the world’s problems instead of letting yourself be dowsed with establishment propaganda or trivial sports you are not participating in, or with insipid factory entertainment. Stars: Ralph Nader, Paul Hawken, Dana Frank, Chris Hedges, RJ Eskow, Stephanie Kelton, Richard Wolff, Roger Waters, Dimitri Lascaris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Yuval Noah Harari, Vladimir Pozner, Yanis Varoufakis, Bernie Sanders, Jimmy Dore, Ron Placone, Stef Zamorano, Thom Hartmann, Graham Elwood (The Political Vigilante), David Doel (The Rational National), Aamer Rahman (a witty comedian), and more. With 24 videos, there is no need to resort to cable TV this weekend. Happy Weekend! 🙂
Climate Change is Reversible! (reason for hope)
Why is there no Left in America?
Fascism (its crimes and source)
Corporate Rule (U.S. lawlessness)
World Politics (Refugees, Russia, …)
Revolution (Yellow Vests, etc.)
Documentaries (consumerism, globalism, the OTHER immigrants, rich causing poor)
DNC Attacks Free Speech
Healthcare Death Panel
Reality (rarely met on the Mass Media)
Funny: Russiagate = $4,700 🙂
The Corporatist State in Broad Daylight
Media War (Facebook to rule the world, controlled media, …)
Nobody should miss this one: a sequel to yesterday’s Video Weekend and a really precious two hour talk by investigative journalist and articulate activist Chris Hedges that reveals a LOT, really a lot! Since most of us can only make time to listen to such a long speech on weekends – if we are even lucky enough to get weekends off from our ever worsening wage slavery, that is – I am sharing it today as part B of this video weekend. This speech that goes over so many things really deserves a special place.
XVII. Deep Insights
… delivered by Chris Hedges (incl. the pending giant economic crash and likely billionaire-financed rise of Nazi-America):
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet the title: “Chris Hedges: “The useful idiots have taken over.” (11-3-2018)”)
Imagine getting a 30-year prison sentence for having suffered a miscarriage. That’s what we get when authoritarians (esp. right-wingers, particularly the “religious” right) with a totally warped sense of justice rig the law and government to invade people’s lives and privacy, and to rip away their sovereignty in order to force their warped moral code on them. Cases like these are not just about women’s rights but what government and our laws should stand for in an enlightened civilization:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “Kavanaugh Screams at the Left & Democrats to Prove He is Qualified Bipartisan and Impartial”)