While nearly all the election fraud and rigging that is rampant in the U.S. never gets reported in our colluding mass media that prefer to drown us in unsubstantiated allegations of Russian meddling (even as it would be very unlikely to amount to anything comparable to what happens domestically right under our noses and the actual allegation is only one of revealing the truth to the American public), one case of election rigging actually did recently make it into our corporate media for once! Basically, voters in Georgia wanted the possibility of election hacking investigated, and the people in custody of the electoral data quietly erased them to sabotage the investigation, to which I can only say that our security begins at home, not in Russia:
Here is this rare news report: Georgia Election Server Wiped After Lawsuit Filed (NBC News / Associated Press)
Quote: “It’s not clear who ordered the server’s data irretrievably erased.”
That’s when people need to be brought in for questioning! Continue reading
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Nick Hanauer, who possesses at least half a billion dollars in assets and is one of the few moneycrats who realize that pushing the rest of the people into abject poverty will ruin the economy that makes his kind so rich, just weighed in on the PCCC’s petition:
“The Republican cuts would only worsen already-unprecedented inequality and undermine our commitment to the one thing that will actually strengthen our economy — inclusion. The more people participate in our economy, the better it will work for everyone.
Sign the petition telling Congress not to cut my taxes. Not one penny.
Then, call Rep. Bishop and tell them and demand not one penny of tax cuts for big corporations and rich people.”
— Nick Hanauer, business owner and really rich guy who doesn’t need a tax cut.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has a petition out for Medicare for All: Sign the petition now: Tell Congress to fight for Medicare for All!
We clearly have the means to create Paradise on Earth. We have the science, technology, and know-how. So, why don’t we? Caitlin Johnstone, one of our most successful independent journalists (who I have caught red-handed before writing really good stuff), recently wrote an article dealing with this question: The Only Thing Stopping Us From Creating Utopia Is The Fact That We Don’t Truly Want It Yet — Well worth reading.
- In order to create utopia, we’re going to have to want it first.
- Therefor, the fact we don’t do it proves that “we don’t truly want it yet.”
Defeats happen every once in a while, more often at the start of a struggle than in its later phase. We are still at the start of fixing our corrupted system, so defeats are still common. On Monday, the Senate voted 52-41 to confirm Ajit Pai, the sworn enemy of Net Neutrality (i.e. free speech on the Internet), to another term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Senate Confirms FCC Chairmen Effectively Killing Net Neutrality “)
This is a disaster that we must not take lying down because Net Neutrality is one of the last, and perhaps the most essential, of hold-outs of democracy in our country.
Our already extremely unfair tax system is once again up for being made even worse for red-blooded Americans. If they can’t rob us with a knife (healthcare), they’ll now try to rob us with a gun (taxes and spending). And our ability to fight back will be severely hamstrung if the current war on Net Neutrality succeeds (which it looks dangerously close to do). Continue reading
As I think I recently mentioned, Republican “leaders” are hurtling one more time toward an Obamacare repeal, and we must tell them “No!” — Even as Bernie Sanders has put forth his Medicare for All bill, the worst of the worst in Washington are still hell-bent on shredding federal protections found in the Affordable Care Act, killing its subsidies and Medicaid expansion, and suffocating the fifty-year Medicaid program that benefits everyone from newborns to seniors in nursing homes. If we don’t stop them, they will do it this month before time runs out for them.
I want to share with you a passionate, excellently written and informative article: We Can Stop the GOP’s Dash to Destroy Health Care
“The GOP lawmakers who demand repeal, and the rich donors who back them, don’t seem to mind bulldozing our health care to make way for their tax cuts and market-based dystopia. … An unprecedented national solidarity has blossomed around the repeal proposal – in opposition to it. … That opposition includes medical and hospital groups. Patient organizations. Republican and Democratic governors. The health secretary for the home state of the bill’s top sponsor. Veterans. People who simply believe every person in our country deserves, and should get, health care. … So, call, call, call – not just to your senators, but to your representatives in the House, too. (Here’s the number for the Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121. But call local offices, too!”
I quickly dug up the following (untried by me) places to find phone numbers:
And this page gives you an idea of where the political creatures live:
Help us help you! Find out more here! Or snatch scientific literacy from the jaws of public school defeat here!
Two organisations, and one… uhm… little guy:
1. RootsAction: Defend Whistleblowers
“The Trump administration has already tripled the number of leak investigations since Obama — who was the most aggressive against sources since the Nixon era, and charged more Americans under the Espionage Act for non-spy activities informing the public interest than all other presidents combined.” Support the Whistleblowers Public Education Campaign.
2. People’s Action: Fair Taxes
“We stopped Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell from repealing our health care three times. But they’re at it again. Their new budget is a Trojan horse for cutting $2 TRILLION from Medicaid, Medicare and other health programs. Just so they can give more money to billionaires and wealthy corporations.” (this one’s a few days ‘late’ put probably still timely enough) Call your representative now. Tell them to protect our care and vote NO on the GOP’s budget for billionaires. Not one penny should go to corporations and the super-rich.
3. This Site: Revolutions Happens at the Bottom
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Three brief reports and a petition on NAFTA, College Costs, and Police State Terror. Continue reading