Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-10-24 (10 videos)

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Sorry I’m late. Let’s hope this week’s laborious and nerve-wrecking home search was the final phase with success around the corner.

Post Summary: invisible homelessness, COVID updates (with the oligarchy’s evil intention behind it)), more evil of the rich rulers, and a potential escape via self-farming.

Stars & channels: Invisible People, Richard Wolff on Democracy At Work, The Jimmy Dore Show, Breaking Points, Urban Farmer Curtis Stone

Topics:

  1. Homelessness: Please, People, Learn Compassion and Social Responsibility
  2. COVID in China vs U.S.
  3. Much Exaggerated COVID in the U.S.
  4. The Tyrannic Intention behind COVID Vaccination
  5. Growing U.S. Strikes
  6. Corporate Gangster Caught Bragging about Controlled Politics
  7. Kidnapping by U.S. Government
  8. People’s Way of Life Destroyed by the Rich ‘Elite’
  9. Making a Living from Urban Farming
  10. Over $1,000 made per Week Growing Microgreens in a Small Room
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-10-03 (13 videos)

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Summary: homeless/worthless lives, oligarchy, COVID-updates, and Peoples Party

Side-Note: The Delta-variant of COVID-19 now seems to hit us. (Vietnam locking down 100%, Israel hit hard despite massive vaccination (the imposed vaccines having been shitty, and better ones getting blocked by the profit-making corporations and their corrupt political allies), rapid tests in the U.S. running out, students beginning to get quarantined…)

Stars and Channels: Woody Guthrie, NonCompete, The Jimmy Dore Show, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The People’s Party, Richard Wolff (The New School), Town Hall Seattle, Kim Iversen (The Hill), After Skool, Jason Hickel & Dean Baker (The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow), JEFF DUNHAM

Topics:

  1. I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore – Woody Guthrie
  2. Delta-COVID Coming Without U.S. Protection
  3. Delta-Variant & COVID-Vaccines Update
  4. Our Careless Healthcare (Huge Malpractice) & Corporate Games with Union
  5. People’s Party National Call
  6. The Mindset of Corporate Money Lords
  7. History of our Oligarchy
  8. American Drone Terrorism
  9. Why so Much Illness Nowadays?
  10. Our Culture of Wasting our Working Lives
  11. The Capitalist Catastrophe of Pharmaceutical Industry
  12. Capitalist Silly Myths and Painful Realities
  13. Comedy: Biden Interview

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Making Homeowners Homeless via Property Taxes

(Note: the Video Weekends are currently stalled because of my relocation — in the worst case this blog may pause for some weeks while I lack both time and Internet access)

Have you been mulling over a wealth tax? Are you aware of the wrong kind of wealth tax that has long been in place, not to take back from the thieving rich but to ravage people’s shelter from the elements? Listen to this report video and read my comments below:

$600M Property Tax Overcharge Is Eroding Detroit’s Black Homeownership ~ The Real News Network (Jan 16, 2020)

Comments:

While Detroit hit municipal bankruptcy (as other cities will), it is not the only place where property taxes strangle people who oh-so-facetiously claim to need a roof over their heads. It is really terrible how we American people get gouged and mauled from the top (the rich in cahoots with their political puppets). We try hard to escape some of the rentier gouging by getting to own our homes, but the money lords’ banks often demand about twice the homes’ alleged prices in pay when we take a mortgage (because the interests and compound interests can double the price of the loan the banks make possible with money made by them out of thin air). In addition, the banks play games like stock-market-gambling subprime mortgages and also illegitimate foreclosings on people who did make their mortgage payments on time. And communal governments also ravage us even when we finally DO own our homes. Even then we can get evicted and foreclosed, having our home and entire life’s savings taken away in one big swoop “justified” with property taxes that should not be imposed on people’s homes any more than on the air we breathe.

Imagine toiling all your life to own a home so that when you become too old and sick to pay rent you think you will be safe from having paid off your mortgage and escaped bank foreclosure. But then the local town government forecloses on you because you can’t pay its willy-nilly-rated and even inflated property taxes when you cannot earn an income anymore. Honest property tax should be imposed on luxury property only, such as huge private lands, private jets, fleets of giant luxury yachts, and excessive Wall Street stocks. We should get excessive wealth taxed, not people’s shelters from the elements.

And regard the amazing 18% interest rate a town government imposes on tax payment lag at an age where we working people are lucky if we get a mere 1.2% interests on savings (while paying a cash advance interest rate of 36% to a credit card baron). Holy moly! Maybe we need a new inequality term called “money market inequality”, where the money-gambling banksters and other rich creeps and their political puppets can gouge people at 18% interest rates or 36% (or even a lot more*) while people who have to toil for their living can’t even get 2% on any penny-pinching savings if they manage to scrape away some savings at all in this institutionalized inequality system.

* What’s a lot more? Full payment on payday loans is due on the borrower’s next payday, which typically is around two weeks. Payday lenders usually charge interest of $15-$20 for every $100 borrowed (within those 2 weeks!!!). Calculated on an annual percentage rate basis (APR) – the same as is used for credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, etc. – that APR based on late repays then ranges from 391% to more than 521% for payday loans, making desperate poor working people pay the highest loan interests of all — insanely high rates of having to pay back more than five times what you borrowed in some cases! (one info source: https://www.thebalance.com/average-credit-card-interest-rate-4772408 )

We definitely need a proper wealth tax that recovers the accumulated loot of the rich thieves in human society, not home property taxes that steal even more from common people into the pockets of the super rich. Huge systemic inequality is like cancer in human societies. We should all be opposed to it and get rid of it. If any rich person read this, I ask you to look in the mirror while you mull over it.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-09 (13 videos)

Summary: Curated great videos this week. Various issues, including COVID-19, sick political economy, and censored media.

Stars & channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The Gravel Institute, The People’s Party, Secular Talk, The Jimmy Dore Show, Scientific American, Second Thought, The Gravel Institute, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Topics:

  1. Homelessness: A Judge Insisting on Moral Civilization
  2. Economic Update: The Theater of Struggle Between Capitalism and Socialism
  3. Certain Reasons Why American Education is Broken
  4. Media War: Trump as New Boogeyman to Promote Censorship
  5. Our Dishonest Lords Preaching the Opposite of What They Do
  6. Interviewed Person on Mass Media Shifting Into Honesty – Wow!
  7. Current Economic Politics vs FDR’s New Deal
  8. COVID-19: Scientific American on the Coronavirus
  9. Discussion Concluding the People Need to Step Up
  10. Why Capitalism Can’t Fight Human Crises (Like Climate Change)
  11. The Awesome Spirit of the Civil War (an unfinished revolution for common good)
  12. Capitalism’s Immorality Boosting the Pandemic (and the depressingly immoral leadership jobs)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-03-21 (18 videos)

Summary :

Section 1: Our Troubles and Fighting for Change. Section 2: (Un)Affordable Housing.

Stars and Channels: The Jimmy Dore Show, Motivation Madness, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), DW News, Secular Talk, Chris Hedges (BC Student Government), The People’s Party

Topics :

I. Our Troubles and Fighting for Change

  1. The Criminal Financial Capitalism Discussed
  2. Are “Smart” Phones & Social Media Crippling Us?
  3. COVID-19: Lung Attacks, Brain Attacks, and Different Kinds of Tests
  4. Spine-Showing Representatives Missing
  5. How to Deal with Escaping Corporations
  6. The Mental Disorder of Capitalism Insisting on Homelessness
  7. A Very Clarifying Discussion with Chris Hedges (esp. about Change)
  8. People’s Party National Call 2021-03-18 (esp. M4A and building movements)

II. (Un)Affordable Housing

  1. Real Estate Market Past and Possible Future
  2. Choosing Between getting a Newly Made Home Modular or Stick-Built
  3. Lack of Freedom and Ways of Getting Hit
  4. Avoiding Money Losses (Need for Survey, Placement of Septic Tank, Electricity…)
  5. How You Can BUY Raw Land And BUILD Your Own House
  6. 3 FATAL Mistakes when Buying Land
  7. How A Poor Man Can Buy Cheap Property
  8. One Way Poor People Can Buy Land With No Saved Money
  9. Homesteading Tips (Making Money)
  10. How to Find and Buy a Foreclosed Home

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-10-04 (21 videos)

If you lack time to discover many top level meaningful videos about major events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check and share onward. Major issues this time: corrupt government and economy, twin-party tyranny now fought by a people’s party, homelessness for profit and fighting against it, plus more about affordable home-building.

Stars and channels: thejuicemedia, Second Thought, The Jimmy Dore Show, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Lee Camp (Redacted Tonight), Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), Chris Hedges & Richard Wolff (On Contact), Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos (The World According to Jesse), Dr. Peter Kalmus, Eynelys Garcia, Chris Smalls, Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party), Second Thought, Bushradical, The Outsider, Jack of All Master of None, Kristina Smallhorn, MINDS EYE DESIGN, Kirsten Dirksen (Aug 3, 2015), FLORB (Feb 13, 2017)

Topics:

  1. Honest Government Ad: The Recession
  2. America’s Corporate Twin-Party Tyranny now Opposed by a People’s Party
  3. Good Candidate for U.S. Senate with Ranked Choice Voting in Maine
  4. Daniel Ellsberg on Julian ASSANGE (Torturing an Exposer of Government Crimes, Spy Act Contra 1st Amendment)
  5. Economic Update: COVID Profit Tax, Taxing the Rich, Critique of Capitalism by Podcaster Mexie
  6. Making People Homeless for Profit
  7. Rule of Anti-Law Country
  8. The “Felony” of Getting Healthcare
  9. The Casino Stock Market at Our Costs During a Huge Crisis (Hedges & Wolff talk)
  10. Jesse Ventura on Justice, Constitution, Honesty, Truth, and Addictive Technology
  11. Our Party Politics: A Reality TV Game Show
  12. Freedom Killed by Capitalism
  13. People’s Party Headed to Overcome the Twin-Party Tyranny
  14. Politically Addressing Homelessness
  15. Wood Log Cabin (2 acres & 12×12’ Cabin with Outhouse in Alaska for $8000)
  16. No Real Home, But Interestingly Fast Building Method (“Single Day”)
  17. Large Cabin Built with $7,000
  18. Detailed Explanations by One Company
  19. More Approached by more Companies
  20. Cheap Underground Houses with Windows & Porches
  21. Tiny Earth Ship for less than $10,000

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-07-19 (17 videos)

Meaningful videos of this week exposing the criminal oligarchy and building a people’s movement for the so much needed system change.

Stars & Channels: Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura, Richard Wolff, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Psychologist Ramani Durvasula (acTVism Munich), Krystal and Saagar of The Hill, act.tv, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Grayzone, NonCompete, Rev. William Barber II & Liz Theoharis (The Real News Network), The Jimmy Dore Show

14 Topics:

  1. U.S. Military Murdering Civilians and Journalists & Deep State Persecuting Whistleblowers and Journalists
  2. Homelessness
  3. Racist Capitalism & People Finally Finding Together
  4. Jesse Ventura on Our Oligarchy’s Corruption
  5. Capitalism: Government is its Base
  6. Mind: Trauma, PTSD, Cultural Lack of Compassion and Empathy, Need for Change…
  7. Antidemocratic Duopoly Corruption Revealed by Wallstreet
  8. System Issue, Not Pull Yourself up by (Nonexisting) Bootstraps Issue
  9. Pandemic: Current, Future, COVID Bio-Weapons Research, Pressure on Gov
  10. Media: The “Elite’s” “Cancel Culture” Hypocrisy
  11. Moral Fusion People’s Movement: Fighting for Life
  12. GOP Wants to Gut Social Security Like Biden
  13. The Two-Arm Oligarchic Party (R&D)
  14. Time for Solidarity & Revolution

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-07-12 (22 videos)

Meaningful videos of this week with deep insights and strong demands for a better future: the root of our trouble and need to uproot it, surveillance, the COVID pandemic, transnational socialism, deficit myth, fixing homelessness, uniting the left & right…

Stars & channels: Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball (The Hill), Edward Snowden & Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept), Yanis Varoufakis (New Economic Thinking), Stephanie Kelton, RJ Eskow (Jun 29, 2020), The Rational National, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Graham Elwood & Ron Placone, The School of Life, Movement for a People’s Party, Nick Brana, Jimmy Dore

16 Topics

  1. Wow(!): Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball Adressing the Need for Real Change
  2. People’s Party’s Grassroots Action
  3. Edward Snowden on COVID Tracking by Government Surveillance
  4. Our Economic Reality & Birth of an International Socialist Movement
  5. Post Capitalism: Combine Rationality with Solidarity
  6. Good Point from an MMTer
  7. U.S.A.: Crisis on Top of 5 Crises, Racism a Buffer for Capitalists, Employers Profiting from
  8. News
  9. Coronavirus: The Possible Things Affecting Japan
  10. Propaganda: Venezuela Spook
  11. China-U.S.
  12. Economic Insights
  13. Homelessness Fix
  14. Emotional Immaturity
  15. MPP: Uniting Right & Left
  16. Humor: What’s Medicare for All

 

1. Wow(!): Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball Adressing the Need for Real Change

Krystal Ball: Economy revealed AS A SHAM, there’s no going back ~ The Hill (Jul 8, 2020)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-12 (21 videos) – 2 Main Themes: (1) U.S. Homelessness, (2) Iran

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

14 Topics:

  1. Why Bernie is the Best Candidate
  2. Economics (Richard Wolff)
  3. American Dream Replaced with Working Poverty
  4. Homelessness (rare OUTSTANDING documentaries)
  5. RNRH: Medicare for All (Perfect), Dictatorship Psychology
  6. Medicare for All: Andrew Yang Apparently Backing Out
  7. Head-Twisted Voters that America Cannot Rely Upon
  8. News: Iran
  9. Iran: Bernie on the Assassination
  10. Middle East & Iran & Us (U.S.)
  11. Iran Gov Analysis
  12. Anti-Iran-War Protests
  13. Candidates (Bernie, Warren)
  14. 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

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-05 (27 videos) – Main Theme: Our Inequality

Understanding better our unequal society. And coming to realize that we need to create a nurturing environment that meets basic needs for everybody, rather than continuing to support a system that leeches everything away from almost everyone and places all that stolen prosperity into the vaults of a handful of king-like super-rich — plus their rich and upper-“middle-class” guards. A need to build strong, healthy communities as a basement for and part of revolutionary change before the catastrophic point of no return completely ends our future (the latter only a little discussed).

Since this holiday week produced less vital videos than usual, I dove through older ones that draw a comprehensive picture from which to grow our awareness and build plans.

Channels: Moyers & Company, hearus1, PBS NewsHour, Ubiquity, TEDx Talks, Bernie Sanders Campaign, PRIMO NUTMEG, Democracy Now!, CODEPINK, NonCompete, and more.

Topics (Categories):

  1. Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling) II
  2. Education: Our Toxic Culture of Education
  3. Socialism = Common Ownership (& Liberty from Lords)
  4. Neoliberalism fuels Right-Wing Populism
  5. Billionaires: Are thieves legitimate “winners”?
  6. Iran (esp. the Recent U.S. Terror Strike)
  7. The Past & Future (and What to Do)

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