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These people aren't our friends
nor do they give us orders.
We tell them what to do.
This is what I'm saying to mine
in both email and voicemail
it's simple:

 

It was really easier than I thought it would be. You'll probably get voicemail, so prepare what you'll say and don't forget email.

I said, "Regardless of how you vote: if this GOP Wealthcare debacle passes I will vote for someone else next time and here's why: You weren't vocal enough. Use your position to get on local TV news and in the newspapers to oppose this. Hold town meetings and call the TV news to be there. Use your mailing list and the postage we pay for to announce the meetings"

Here's something else I say to my 'reps':
Influence other Congress members to stop Ryan/Trumpcare. Single Payer now! We are the only big 8 country without it.
I'll be watching and will post your vote on my Facebook and on resistorresign.org (use whatever)
I'm vocal and have been published more than once in local papers letters columns. It's all about numbers.

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That's what the word 'REPRESENTATIVE' Means.
The only thing they fear more than losing contributions from lobbyists
is losing votes and a vocal movement scares the shit out of them.

They need your vote. Tell them your wishes and if they don't vote on those issues accordingly, tell them next election they can count on you voting for someone else. I mean have the balls to say it out loud to their faces. They work FOR you. Remind them.
Simple. It works. The squeaky wheel gets the oil.

Sick and tired of  senseless 'wars' and dead, burned children? Tired of Muslims and Hispanics used to fuel ignorant hatred? Tired of good parents being deported for stupid shit like DUI? Tired of global warming as Trump not only denys it but increases polution by more deregulation?
Tired of letting the least informed, but most vocal push congress' buttons and influence how they vote?
Pick up the phone!

Tell your representatives what you want and that:

THEY WORK FOR YOU!
This website isn't telling you what to think.
Only to think and more importantly - ACT
Phone, email, protests, rallies.

Get informed. Get active. Pickup the phone, Everyday.

Fight Back.
Don't just lay down.


 

George Carlin on Politicians.

Don't let the children watch.
Maybe they
should?

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The Fat Lady Sings  
John Hoban
4 September 2017 

Prime time news in general has had it’s tongue cut out. If you watch or read some non-mainstream media, you’ll see what the popular media is not reporting. Stories that we should hear, but don’t or it gets buried on page ten or distorted and barely mentioned if at all on TV.

As many clear thinking citizens over sixty agree by now that this is not the America of our youth.  I despise Trump so don’t mistake my criticism of the media for his. I’m criticizing what they leave out while he’s criticizing what the leave in. It would take a scholar to outline the details of how and when our freedoms decayed bit by bit and the screw turned little by little, but it did and it doesn’t take a scholar to see and feel the decline.

The media rarely points this out unless it major like Ed Snowden. Some things are too big to hide. It makes no big deal about habeas corpus going away.

The Suspension Clause of the United States Constitution specifically included the English common law procedure in Article One, Section 9, clause 2, which demands that The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.

It’s in the Constitution.

What is it? It is a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.

Journalist Chris Hedges Sued the Obama Administration over Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Approved in NDAA. The Supreme court refused to hear the case.

Section 1021 of the NDAA is vague and could be interpreted in a way that allows for the government to detain without trial any American citizen accused of committing a “belligerent act” against the country “until the end of hostilities.”

Depending on which dictionary you consult the word belligerent can mean different things.
How does the government differentiate between an act of war against the United States vs. a lawful protest against the government?

Of course if you trust the government to arrest and indefinitely detain anyone without warrant, without lawyer or phone call, except the bad guys, you have nothing to worry about because that only happens in foreign countries, or fiction, like Terry Gilliam’s movie “Brazil”, right?


Meanwhile, most people are busy just trying to pay the bills so the wolves don't kick them out on the street. It’s no wonder zombie movies are so popular. For me they represent the subliminal fear that if I stand still on this treadmill of Capitalism too long, catching my breath and don’t keep making enough money to pay the bills I’ll be ground under and eaten by the zombies. We are fed video of horrible conditions in other parts of the world to make us feel better by comparison and so goes empathy trodden down by self-concern. Sure we care, but darn glad it’s them and not us. Hurricane Harvey video looked like something we’d expect to see in Bangladesh. My gosh, that’s us! Glad I live in Pennsylvania! Still the White House and other paid for, political pompous deny there is such a thing as Climate Change.   

My Uncle used to say during the evening news, “John, they’ll pee in your eye and tell ya it's only raining”, and that was thirty years ago.

It isn’t only the government who lies to keep us in the dark and prevent the changes we need in order to survive as a species.
Six corporations control ninety percent of what we we are fed from all forms of media. That includes TV, movies, Internet, radio, newspapers and magazines. It’s an Orwellian wet dream!
If you think critically and speak out in the workplace whether you work on Wall street or Burger King, your boss will likely frown upon it or worse and if you talk about it with your friends and neighbors they may think you’re a fanatic or just plain boring.

I was talking with an old high school friend recently. We used to go to some concerts with other friends back in the day. I mentioned Roger Waters has a new album and is touring. His response was that he wasn't interested and said Waters was, “Too Political” for him. My friend is Irish-Catholic. He doesn't care about Zionism nor BDS. I’m pretty sure he doesn't know what either of them are, he’d rather see Waters perform old Pink Floyd than the new stuff like - Is this the life we really want.

After all, what can be done? It’s just frustrating and people would prefer something lighter, more entertaining, amusing and that’s understandable. News of people suffering halfway around the world are not welcome in fantasyland, particularly if our government and media are backing the wrong side.  Yet if you ask someone whether or not they trust the government or the media, more often than not, the answer is no.
I meet racists that buy all of Trump’s bullshit. His awful example supports the crappy beliefs they already held and were probably handed down in most cases from their parents. Among this crap simmers the unjustified fear of ‘Other’, Other being any of; non-white, non-Christian, non-straight, non-male people. Not one of “us”. It’s the psychology all governments use when engaging in war; demonized the “other”.

Meanwhile as we’re distracted by that show, the psychopath in the White house is trying everything he can to to make the rich richer and everyone else poorer. POTUS has appointed to his cabinet people who only wish to dismantle the departments they now head and are undoing all the good that has been put in place.

The position of ‘President’ used to be lofty goal. Teachers and parents would tell kids, “You could be President some day” If I told a kid that today, considering the current President, the child might be insulted.


Imagine if we had a new industrial revolution based on renewable energy. We have deserts, plains and oceans enough for solar and wind capture to power the whole planet. Imagine the jobs created.  We could even sell the excess or give it away. However from our power masters point of view that would ‘dilute’ the energy market and really hurt their profits. Free? Are you insane? Can’t have that. Ask Nikola Tesla where a suggestion like that gets you. Cheap energy? That's Un-American you Commie bastard! Speaking of Commies, China plans to spend three hundred sixty billion dollars on renewable energy by 2020.
More than 2.5 million people work in the solar power sector alone in China, compared with 260,000 people in the U.S. according to the most recent annual report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. That’s almost ten times more jobs that the Chinese are creating in the alternate energy field than the United States. It’s embarrassing and inexcusable, unless wealthy oil barons are an excuse.
It's appears to be the fall of the American empire, strangled by the greed of a few. They are a cancer with no cure in sight.

China will own the market and we’ll be looking for jobs at McDonalds and Walmart while the oil runs out if our species doesn’t self-destruct via global warming or nuclear war first.
Even some oil companies are hedging their bets by investing in alternate energy.
If Americans demanded those jobs here and now, instead of being occupied and divided by race and the latest inane Trump Tweet, we could create a middle income class again and start repairing the damage we’ve done. Has the school system and TV dummied down the bulk of my fellow citizens to the point where we can’t or won’t see what is happening? 
Who doesn’t believe that we could kick alternate energy ass if we tried! 
So why aren't we? Perhaps a general feeling of hopelessness in the face of deaf, hypocritical leadership who always has an answer, such as jobs will be lost if we stop producing oil. Not if we mandate that these people get hired first into the alternate energy jobs and trained. It’s a cunard to keep the people invested in oil obscenely wealthy at any expense to the rest of the world.


Vietnam and the fear of getting drafted helped ‘motivate’ protesters of the past.  Laws are being passed today to prevent protesting and punish it with military type action from police. The government learned a few lessons from the Vietnam and Civil Rights era.. There is no draft now per se. Instead what we have is a lack of jobs which motivates young men and women to  enlist in the military for lack of choices.  It’s not necessary to have all these wars unless you profit from the sale of weapons and ammo, bombs, drones, etc. Too bad about the innocent casualties. Google Dick Cheney and Halliburton. And Dick is one of many ex-politicians with ties to the weapons manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and General Dynamics. The more war the better and all countries are welcome customers for our weapons.

What was it President Eisenhower said about the military industrial complex in his farewell speech?
Back in the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies the news and media in general were different. Less selective and censored. For example, some people think Walter Cronkite turned the tide on American opinion regarding the Vietnam war when he said it was ‘unwinnable’. After all this was a grown up, not some pot smoking, unbathed hippie kid. Other grown-ups listened to him.
That’s not the Media today. Cronkite would not be able to keep a job with the corporate media today unless he did what he was told. Besides learning from the military draft in the 1960s and early 70s, the powers that be, corporations, learned another lesson; control of the media and that’s why today ninety percent of what you see and hear is controlled by a few big money corporations.
Enter the Internet. So far, in theory, all websites are given equal access by the corporate gateways that you and I use to access the Internet. They’re called ISPs, short for Internet Service Providers. They are owned mainly by large corporations;
Comcast, Verizon and a few others.
President Obama signed into effect Net Neutrality, which makes it mandatory that ISPs treat all web sites the same, for example they can’t slow down the speed of your access to any websites intentionally nor slow a website's speed to stream media, such as video.
Trump wants to scrap that rule.  Here’s why: If he succeeds, the big corporations will also control what you see and hear on the Internet.  His appointed puppet for the job of FCC chairman is Ajit Pai who has has briefed telecom trade associations on his plans to scale back net neutrality rules. For example the ISPs could make a website for progressives painfully slow if they don’t come up with big bucks to pay for bandwidth. Bye bye Amy Goodman and Democracy Now, Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Ralph Nader, and anyone else the corporations who own the media want to silence, as they have on TV and newspapers already. Only the websites that can afford the extra bandwidth/money for lots of viewers will survive.
So if Net Neutrality is overturned by the FCC, and I have little doubt the Trump FCC will overturn it, not only can ISPs charge Internet surfers, that’s you and I, but they will be able to charge Websites also. Websites are sometimes referred to as ‘content’.  Without content, there would be nowhere to surf and nothing to see on the Web. Now the government wants to let large corporate ISPs (Comcast, Verizon)  control your access to Internet content. They’ll be able to have tiered speeds that the websites can buy at increasing prices per tier speed or bandwidth, so guess what - The websites with the most money will be the most accessible. They already have an edge with advertising dollars, but this will probably kill the smaller websites. It’s victory for the filthy rich and censorship of truth, again. Yep, we’re fu*ked and they did it the good old American way by pricing it so only the existing big, rich Plutocracy get heard. The Internet changed that, for a while, but this will be the death of equal opportunity on the web.
This isn’t my idea of America and I hope it’s not yours. So what can you do? Google your Senators and House Representatives. You can easily get their phone numbers and email addresses. Leave a message if you get a recording and write emails as often as you can. Organize a town hall meeting and invite your local representatives. If you don’t know their names, there are websites where you only need to enter your zip code to get their names, phone numbers and email addresses. Just search ‘find my representatives’ or try House.Gov or resistorresign.org. If they don’t show up at the town hall, have a cardboard cut out image of them on stage to pose questions and demands to. Make sure you invite the media and embarrass the hell of of him or her. You may think this won't change things. You’d be wrong.
When will the heart of America, the majority of citizens wake up and smell the bullshit or better still, do something about it?
Consistently there has been year after year of record heat,  There has been  no string of years like like this in recorded history, yet they keep peeing in our eye and telling us, “That ain't pee, it only rain”. Forest fires, Hurricane Harvey’s prolonged, record-setting rain? Pieces of Greenland breaking off into the ocean, Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral dying from increased ocean temperatures; is it all too much to understand, to believe? Big media lies for the sake of their owners. Ed Schultz, Phil Donahue and many others others are messages from the corporate owners of TV to their employees to tow the company line or else. They decide at the top what is reported on and more importantly what isn’t reported on. Rachel Maddow and her kin are paid fantastic salaries, but if they dared to speak the whole truth and go off the corporate ‘guidelines’, well, they’d be gone, and they can apply at RT for a job because they would be fired from MSNBC, CNN, FOX and the rest.  I’m not sure RT would have her.That’s what this media monopoly has done to the truth and public opinion.
How will people share opinions and outrage when the Internet also is controlled and censored by the corporate elite?
There is no longer a two party political system. Think of the Republican and Democratic parties as businesses that are in fact subsidiaries of one larger corporation. This larger company is a conglomerate of like-minded mega-corporations. There is no one single, sinister entity to hang a conspiracy theory on. It’s just about making lots of money and how to do that, the common denominator is known to them without clandestine meetings. They are so focused on the bottom line that it has tunnel vision. They can only see as far as the next billion and have no concern for the damage it’s doing to people and planet. Short-term math is the common thread and they know what to do to turn the screw without conspiring.
It’s  a one party system, pretending to be two and staging a play of choice. The Democratic Party act has been seen through by most. That’s why Trump won. Former Democrats either stayed home or in the extreme, ill-informed cases, actually voted for Trump.
Maybe a third party will become strong enough to beat Trump in 2020, but it just doesn’t seem likely.
If the Democrats remain just the corporatized whore they presently are, and they will unless people get educated and vote the old corrupt out for the yet to be corrupted, it won’t matter if they win in 2018 or 2020. Bernie has clout but his message doesn’t get on the mass media. The media isn’t spreading it for a reason. He was pretty much censored by the media in the last election and that’s not likely to change. I don’t mean to lay it all on Bernie. As bad as this runaway train is, there should be throngs of leaders stepping forward. Unless they threaten John McCain’s descendants, he’s the kind of person who can say, Fuck you, corporate strings. I’m dying anyway, so let’s do some good!” I hope John feels that way. A coda of common humanity.

So how can we get the media to tell the truth? Maybe stop watching it?

Taking to the streets is rough. Pepper spray and concussion grenades allowed? WTF? This is not America. So quit TV or make it known you won’t buy the advertiser’s products. Doesn't matter who the advertisers are, if they advertise on bullshit news, you won't buy their stuff. Use Facebook (while we still can) post on their site and let them know. Any habit is hard to break at first, but I can personally say I feel better having quit TV. It’s the only vote you have and even then it’s not hard to imagine that the corporations would give a damn if you watched or not, so long as they can keep independent media from reaching a mass audience, they will continue to own the big propaganda machine. So get your news elsewhere, while you can.

Is this the America so many fought and died believing in? Maybe it never was. Maybe I was just an overly optimistic child holding my hand to chest at 9AM in public school, reciting the pledge while John Glenn blazed a trail for spy satellites and Spiderman was born and Blacks were being hung and burned. I was taught how the white guy was synonymous with the United States and our heroes killed those nasty Indians and buffalo.
Was George Carlin right? It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it?
That reminds me - school was no different than corporate media brainwashing.
Here’s something that’s been erased from our dystopia:
habeas corpus which requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention. Did you know it is no longer the law? Do you give a shit? Not my America. 
9/11 was the catalyst for a sea change in this nation which continues today. It allowed the Government to take bigger bites of our freedom and to do it faster than ever before. It would’ve gotten here eventually, but 9/11 gave the freedom thieves carte blanche and if you disagreed, no matter how much the government infringed on our freedoms, or how much of our money it lavished on arms manufacturers and wars, well, you must not be a patriot, right? Gagged by a flag..

Contact John:   notifyapp@outlook.com


 

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Any Fool can wave the flag.
Here's a clip from an article in Psychology Today:

"It’s been called the last refuge of scoundrels. It is undeniably linked to “us-against-them” tribal impulses, rooted in emotion and often impervious to reason. It feeds nationalism and militarism, making it a potentially dangerous phenomenon in a world of modern weaponry. Yet patriotism—outward, vocal, and enthusiastic patriotism—is still considered a vital element in American politics, an aspect of our culture that we not only tolerate but encourage.

To many humanists, this is worth rethinking."

For the full article, click here.

 

 

 
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To me, that's a big part of the American concept.    Everyone's right to speak and be heard.    Naive?

       
 
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Ultimate Goal:

To restore true, representative democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Legislators to pass a much needed Free and Fair Elections Amendment to our Constitution. There are only 2 ways to amend our Constitution: (1) Go through Congress (single digit approval rating) or (2) Go through our State Legislators via an amendment proposing convention. 

Wolf-PAC believes that we can no longer count on our Federal Government to do what is in the best interest of the American people due to the unfettered amount of money they receive from outside organizations to fund their campaigns. We point to the failure of the Disclose Act as rock solid evidence that this would be a total waste of our time, effort, and money. We also point to the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to not even hear a case filed by Montana claiming it did not have to abide by Citizens United, as proof that state legislation is not a sufficient measure to solve this problem.  We believe that we have no choice but to put an amendment in the hands of our State Legislators, who are not, at this moment in time, completely blinded by the influence of money, and might actually do what 96% of the country wants - take away the massive influence that money has over our political process.  

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