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Destroying America In 3 Easy Steps

 

A MUST READ!!

 

by Benjamin T. Moore, Jr.

EVERYTHING THE TEA PARTY AND THE GOP ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT…Were in full swing for 8 years under George Bush. Odd we heard not a peep from them then isn’t it? Wonder what’s changed???

How do you bring down the United States? It is easy!

Destroying America In 3 Easy Steps (here’s how)

 

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Patch Adams and a Vision for the Future… NOW…

Via Kauilapele’s Blog
 
 
As one who believes healthcare should be free for everyone, Patch Adams’ model for community healthcare has me excited and is right along with my thinking. What I have dreamed about has materialized. ~Marion Young
 
 
 
 

 
 
The Circus Comes To Town

Get ready to hear some truly great news you won’t hear on the nightly news.

We have been induced to believe that we individual citizens don’t stand a chance against vast corporate interests, especially when it comes to things like “health care.”

Two men, both very dedicated visionaries–Paul Glover and Patch Adams–are hoping to prove that wrong, with the formation of a new community based clinic, founded as a charity.

Bringing together all of their shared experiences in changing the world their own way, against all rules, Glover and Adams have designed America’s first FREE health clinic, now in the planning stages. It is extremely unique. Modeled on Adams Gesundheit Institute in rural West Virginia, he and Glover have developed “The Patch Adams Free Clinic at Philadelphia,” which will offer basic primary care to everybody–even dental, and even veterinary care–for a nominal members fee, which can also be paid in volunteer work. The clinic is owned and run by its members, in cooperation with Glover and Adams.

“We’re more than a free clinic,” says Glover, the legendary founder of Ithaca HOURS local currency, Citizen Planners of Los Angeles, and a dozen more organizations. Never accepting the common wisdom that Americans are not legally allowed to create independent health insurance systems, Glover, who did just that in Philadelphia in recent years, says, “There are practical alternatives to corporate style health systems.”

The new venture will be more than just a free clinic; Glover call it an “economic development force,” creating thousands of “green jobs,” training, organic gardening, fresh food and farmers markets, community trading and barter, beautiful outdoor settings, and their most central feature, “love, fun and justice,” which they consider to be “partners in healing.”

“We’re funny and healthy,” says Glover. “We are the circus come to town.”
–Celia Farber

Glover has just published his latest book, Deep Green Jobs: 40,000,000 jobs that will rebuild America, secure our homes and clean our environment.
 
 
http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/deep-green-jobs/18922140
 
 
To learn more about Paul Glover, go to www.paulglover.org
 
 
To get involved in The Patch Adams Free Clinic At Philadelphia, see: www.patchadams.org
 
 

2014…get to the polls and “throw the bums out!”

Via Politicususa

 

In my media news life, I’ve covered a couple of state legislatures. Politically I’ve testified before a committee, been announced from the floor and actually have befriended some state senators and representatives. They’ve either told me stuff on background or have been half in the bag when they spilled the beans. My incentive for this story is to ‘vote the bums out’. We no longer have a citizen representative democracy in most states

 

Lets start with access. As an average Joe or Jill you can’t get through to the Governor or assorted legislative big shots. But money talks. A prime example is the February 2011 phone punking of Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker by an online newspaper editor pretending to be David Koch. When Walker thought it was one of the Billion-dollar brothers, he dove for the phone. Power, money and those who preside over large voting blocs get the attention of your elected officials.

 

A second money example is Howard Rich, a 72-year-old New York Real Estate Mogul who routinely pours sizable contributions fronted by his LLC Corporations into even the smallest of districts in states where legislators are voting on school choice or voucher issues. In South Carolina, Rich got his money’s worth. He contributed to 58% of the state’s House members who passed a school choice bill he supported. The bill was approved, by a 65-49 count. All 65 were Republicans. You can track more info and assorted SC Rich contributions listed in my September 12th submission. It’s the same Rich pattern in other state legislatures. Your $50 buys no access or influence. Ergo, you should know that General Assembly squatters get their marching orders from the same people who over-stuff their campaign coffers.

 

(read the rest of the article here…it’s worth it)

 

…The best chance you have to advance this country to the next step in recovery is the mid-terms in 2014. Be proud Democrats and no matter how many voting roadblocks the right-wing plants in front of you, get to the polls and “throw the bums out.”

 

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Turning the light on brightly for you…

Lipstick on a Pig


 
 
Republicans are struggling to reinvent themselves, but that’s not going to be easy. They’ve stubbornly adhered to their extreme and/or small-minded conservative beliefs and policies, because that’s who they are, at least for the most part. Here are a few examples from a post I wrote back in 2011 during the Wisconsin protests:

The GOP has no foresight or grasp of the health of our planet and wants to do away with the Environmental Protection Agency.

The GOP wants to do away with unions.

The GOP wants to do away with the middle class.

The GOP wants to do away with the Democratic party.

The GOP wants to do away with free speech and expression.

The GOP wants to do away with human dignity.

The GOP wants to do away with civility toward anyone who is not like them, meaning white and/or Christian.

The GOP wants to do away with health care for anyone but the wealthiest Americans… Especially women’s health care.

The GOP wants to do away with allowing two people who love each other to marry each other.

The GOP wants to do away with freedom of choice.

The GOP wants to do away with taxes for the very wealthy, not to mention productive spending and job growth at the expense of the health and welfare of this country.

We need to do away with the extreme demands of the GOP. We have no choice… but that’s exactly what they want.

Which brings us to 2012, when Mitt Romney famously said, “It would be helpful to be Latino.”

And Bobby Jindal said, “If we want people to like us, we have to like them first.” In that post I noted that it’s one thing to be introspective and see the error of your ways. It’s quite another to do an abrupt 180 and pretend you care, hoping nobody will notice that you’re pandering your ass off.

All these people who are professing to belong to the no-longer-divisive party are sadly laughable. Who did they vote for again? Who did they openly support? Oh yeah, the guy who wished self-deportation on undocumented immigrants.

Karl Rove is now saying something similar to what Jindal said. Notice the wording.

KFDI-FM: Rove said the Republican party is splintered because of intolerant and judgmental language and an unwillingness to acknowledge differences. He said the party needs to find the right language to talk about the issues without being judgmental or harsh, and it needs to have leaders who can create that kind of environment.

So as long as you don’t sound intolerant (or racist, or bigoted), as long as you can pretend you’re one thing while believing another, as long as you put on a good show, you’ll dupe Americans into voting for you. Never mind genuine outreach, just say the right words, sell the right product, be extra careful to couch your disdain in prettier language and voila!

Superficial fixes will pave the way to big election wins if they’re wrapped up real purty with a big bow. Those ignorami will never catch on, right Karl?

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Watching Republicans these days is a like watching scenes from an old Three Stooges movie that look a little something like this..
 
http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/11/30/gop-activists-gunning-for-party-chairman-reince-priebus-planning-protests/
 
 

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