he Co-Chairs of the president’s Deficit Commission have proposed deep cuts to Social Security under the guise of reducing the budget deficit. They want to cut benefits for middle-class workers and reduce annual Cost of Living Adjustments. On top of that, they want to increase the retirement age to 69.We must stop them!Tuesday, November 30, is the National Call-In Day to say “No!” to Social Security and Medicare benefit cuts. We need every person to call their senators and representative and demand that they keep Social Security intact. Nothing can happen to Social Security unless Congress lets it.Call the Capitol Switchboard at
(800) 962-3524 or (202) 224-3121.When you call, tell them:
- Cutting Social Security will not reduce the budget deficit: Social Security is funded separately, from employee contributions. It is entirely self-sufficient—even at today’s retirement age and funding levels—until 2037.
- Americans are hurting right now: The only thing that these misbegotten changes to Social Security and Medicare will do is to harm its beneficiaries—the disabled, the retired, the middle class, and the poor.
- Every dollar paid out from Social Security goes right back into the economy. People who receive Social Security house, feed, and clothe themselves with the payments.
- Face the elephant in the room: Military spending must be cut. Progressives members will be in DC lobbying Congresscut military spending while the rest of the country makes calls on November 30.Let’s make this a call-in day that Congress will never forget.Peace,Tim Carpenter, PDA national director
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Le Monde said another memo asked U.S. diplomats to collect basic contact information about U.N. officials that included Internet passwords, credit card numbers and frequent flyer numbers. They were asked to obtain fingerprints, ID photos, DNA and iris scans of people of interest to the United States, Le Monde said.
For discussion and more details see MSNBC/NewsVine
There are even some people on the right who get this, as Mr. Paul says when truth becomes treason we are in trouble. I to would like to see some Federal Reserve leaks. Now that might be enough to get Americans pissed enough to shut the Federal Reserve which, is not federal and has no reserves, down.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Concrete evidence that the Insurance corporations spent massive amounts of money (82 million) as a result of SCOTUS treasonous behavor, to trick the baggers into voting against their own health care interests. It has now been revealed from the inside that Insurance corporations are really a sham protection racket. In fact, if you paid the mob for protection you would get an organization with more integrity.
Let's Go To The Video Tape
It seems to me that the attack on Mr. Moore and SickO constitute criminal activity and a federal investigation is in order. This is on top of the fact that we already have sworn testimony before congress that insurance corporations hired doctors to kill patients for profit. If the AMA and the FDA are to have any credibility they must disassociate themselves from criminals.
Two things should happen as a result of Mr. Potter's brave revelations in his new book Death Spin. 1. everyone seriously interested in understanding and discussing Democratic Health Care Reform in America should see "SickO" and read Death Spin as a minimum.
We the American people, assuming jobs are back on track in 2012, must make putting the public Option back in HCR the number one election issue. When tables and chairs (Corporations,)who do not have the rights of humans, openly try to harm the American people they must be punished. The cat is out of the bag. In 2012, the only debate should be between single payer and a public option as the HCR upgrade. We must give the President and his party the massive mandate he needs to make this happen in the first 100 days of his second term.
I do not feel I have heard the news each day until I hear Amy.
If you comment please let us know if you
saw or plan to see SickO
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In School, I learned that the Pilgrims had black hats and gold shinny buckles and sat down and had a wonderful meal with their friends the Native Americans in 1621. I thought this was the way things looked, because this is what my teachers and parents told me. This is not like Christmas, they wouldn't lie about this would they?
I was in middle age, before I learned that this was not the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help my teacher’s God. I would not say they “lied”, however, the Europeans that were invading Turtle Island did not have cloths as described. They whore much less flamboyant plain everyday work cloths. In addition, most Native Americans would tell you that these were not the friendliest folks that ever landed on Turtle Island.
Historians Joel A. Rogers, Dr. Rev. Ishakamusa Barashango and others report that 44 of the Pilgrims died in their first winter in America due to laziness and mental illness. Further, they report that not only did they fail to take the advice of the Native Americans regarding planting and providing for themselves. They actually stole corn from, killed and would eat the Native Americans and each other.
John Smith's Map of the Powhatan Nation he "renamed" Virginia - Larger Map
See the following quote from Captain John Smith (1580-1631) "So great was our famine that a savage we slew and buried, the poorer sort took him up again and ate him; and so did divers ones another boiled and stewed with herbs. And one amongst the rest did kill his wife, powdered her and had eaten part of her."
The General History of Virginia Fourth Book Page 294 (1606-1625)
So what is the real story of Thanksgiving? Did European Americans eat with Native Americans or did European Americans eat Native Americans?
In Closing, let me point out that the reason for informing you about the "The Two Stories of Thanksgiving", is to cause all Americans to think more deeply about this important American holiday. Should we stop celebrating Thanksgiving, No! Thanksgiving should and can be a Culturally Healthy event. As a general proposition families getting together to celebrate family unity, and the harvests of family and friends for the year, is a good thing.
However, we must have an accurate picture of the past, if Ma'at (Truth, balance) is to be served in the present and the future. So the bigger question is, what stories do we tell our children, regarding early American relationships to Native Americans. This holiday is a time to ask ( or re-ask) ourselves, What is, and what ought to be, our political, social and spiritual relationship to Native Americans?
See the Cultural Literacy Minutes below.
1. Who were the good and bad guys in American Cowboy and "Indian" movies of the 1960's and earlier?
Note: your answer to the above question will tell you something about your cultural orientation to Native Americans.
2. "Indian" = DoubleSpeak (Cultural Poisoning) - Antidote = Native American, Indigenous People, Mohawk, Chippewa, etc.
3. There are also Black Indians among us. This is the Third Story of Thanksgiving, click here.
To view a discussion with Native Americans and other Americans that has been going on for many years visit this link. WARNING This is the old Wild West of the Internet before spell check and before I knew anything about writing.
Our (Americans) relationship to our Native American brothers and sisters has not been Culturally Healthy. I have reactivated your ancestral memory about three of the stories, there are many more, learn about them. It is the Twenty First century, Obama is the President, God is in her heaven and we now have the tools to cure this dis-ease of telling less then the full historical truth to our children and each other.
It starts with you. So what are you going to do about it?
CULTURAL HEALTH, REQUIRES ACTION TO GAIN TRACTION!
To participate in my Thanksgiving Poll go to Newsvine
Monday, November 22, 2010
Senate Approves $4.6 Billion Discrimination Settlement For Black Farmers, Indians #news #politics #obama
Amen, It's about time
Friday, November 19, 2010
1) It makes it take longer to end up with a fortune. In fact it makes people build andearn a fortune, instead of shooting for quick windfalls. This forces long-term thinking and planning instead of short-term scheming and scamming. If grabbing everything in sight and running doesn’t pay off anymore, you have to change your strategy.
4) Combined with badly-needed cuts in military spending – we spend more on military than all other countries on earthcombined – taxing the wealthy ends budget deficits and starts paying off the massive Reagan/Bush debt. This reduces and ultimately eliminates the share of the budget that goes to pay interest. The United States now has to pay a huge share of its budget just to cover the interest on the borrowing that tax cuts made necessary. Paying off the debt would remove this huge drag on our economy. (Never mind that Alan Greenspan famously called for Bush’s tax cuts by saying it was dangerous to pay off our debt – now that same Alan Greenspan says we need to cut benefits to retired people because our debt is so high.)
Another way to think about America's challenge of paying for what she wants is the Maximum Wage concept. We have all heard about the Minimum Wage, but what is the relationship between the two and what should it be?
What we are really talking about in this article is a kind of basic financial cultural literacy necessary to understand American human development and human development in general. A nation's rising economic development does not necessarily lead to rising human development (health, education and welfare) for its citizens. Every citizen should have a working knowledge of these relationships if one is to vote in one's self-interest. There are reasons we cannot let the corporate crack mules, known as TeaBaggers, turn America into a corpocracy. For more information I recommend a web site called Too Much. The site is an important resource on economic excess and inequality. Personally, I love the abundance of graphs for the average man at the site.
How do you think we should Pay for Health Care Reform and the other things our country needs.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Did I miss something, or did the Tables and Chairs (Corporations) who now have rights equal to human beings, just use their newly paid for free speech to say the gloves are off, it is open warfare on the people's government and its leader?
The Republican Leadership orchestrated their first official disrespect of the Office of The President of The United States of America. We are about to cross over into the political twilight zone.
POLL: GOP First Official Disrespect of the Office of The President.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In this article you will find the full text of Mr. Wise's letter and a video of him responding to questions regarding his letter. You will also meet the African American Cultural Traitor Allen West, the TeaBag Congressmen from Florida, responding to the letter on behalf of his constituents the Confederate Party, that drinks tea.
Tim Wise has lectured at over 600 universities and taught anti-racism technology to police, educators and other. In my opinion he was understandably pissed a at the lack of Cultural Health regarding some members of his ethnic group and their voting performance. Understandably, he did a most edifying rant, venting only as Tim can, his frustration with his fellows that every American should read and think about.
Let's Go to the Video Tape
It is good to see Mr. Wise rise after the long night of November second. It is unfortunate to see the Sleeping Giant, Mr. West, still sleep at the cultural switch in broad daylight.
Note: PLEASE RE-READ THE TITLE OF THIS ESSAY BEFORE GOING FURTHER. NOTICE, IT IS AIMED AT THE WHITE RIGHT. NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE. ANYONE WHO THINKS THIS ESSAY IS “ANTI-WHITE PEOPLE,” AS OPPOSED TO THAT SEGMENT OF THE EUROPEAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT IS RIGHT WING, CANNOT READ PLAIN ENGLISH. PLEASE TRY AGAIN.
These are the opening remarks of Tim's letter. I can just imagine him sitting there, in the early hours of the morning looking at his TV and watching the map on the screen turning red. As an African American watching the same TV, this was not a good day. I must admit it did not occur to me at the time to call or email Tim, a fellow American who has worked long and hard to improve our National cultural Health, and ask him how he felt. Reading this letter was important because it enabled me to feel what Tim felt.
An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum
by tim wise
Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 04:59:20 AM PST
For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink.
And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever shitty ass beer you favor.
Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this…
You need to drink up.
Because your time is limited.
Real damned limited.
So party while you can, but mind the increasingly loud clock ticking away in the corners of your consciousness.
The clock that reminds you how little time you and yours have left.
Not much more now.
The letter in full can be found here.
This is one of those important letters you need to make time to share.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Just in case you thought that Cultural Poisoning was limited to Africans in America, think again. While the West invented the dis-ease the East apparently has caught some of it too. China is 90% homogeneous and so is South Africa. In the interest of Cultural Literacy how do South Africans feel about Chinese Africans?
If you hit the link you are now probabley saying to yourself, just when I thought I heard everything, "Chinese is the new Black", wow. No, we are not done yet with your Chinese Cultural Literacy Lesson. Where do the Chinese come from, DNA has the scientific answer. Finally, let us take an archeological and linguistic look at the historicity of the Chinese ethnic group.
I think you will agree, while this has been a short Cultural Literacy Lesson, it is an eye opener for most individuals that have only been taught from the narrow perspective of only one of the three major worldviews.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
My Dad on the left WWII and Aunk Vietnam
Did you know that most veterans don't get Veterans Administration health care unless they have a service related illness/injury or meet means test requirements? This means many "middle class" Vets don't have VA or any other health care. 25% of the nation's homeless are veterans. 2,226 Uninsured Vets Died in 2008. Somehow these realities don't seem to me like we are remembering our veterans like we should.
Health Care Reform (HCR) is now law, did you notice that there are no provisions in this law for "no cost health care" for all veterans? It strikes me today, that on these days of remembrance, we can and should do more for our vets and their families. I propose that we make the next HCR adjustment the addition of "No Cost, Veterans Administration Health Care benefits, including dental, for all veterans for all time. I would like to call it the Veterans No Cost HCR Amendment.
This year America is at a cross roads that can profoundly effect our veterans for decades to come.In the Midterm Election (R)egressives have been elected to the house of Representatives. They have told the American People not only do they plan not to help our veterans but hurt veterans like me by revoking HCR and social security. My question to you is, how can we get the Regressives to be Progressive on the Veterans No Cost HCR Amendment? If we can not get the Regs to stand with our Vets, How do we get the job done anyway?
If you are one of the 2+ Billion Black people in the world you should know about WW0. All human beings should know about all the major wars, for it is our best defense against having them happen again. If you are an African American in the military you have a duty to know about WW0, WWI and WWII, not just the last two.Veterans day and Memoral day are both special to me. They are days to remember and honor our country's serving, served and fallen and our Culture's serving, served and fallen. On these days I especially remember my dad Marlin in World War II, and his fathers in World War Zero (WW0).
Every Holy Day (holiday) is a Cultural Literacy opportunity. To learn more about World War Zero, hit the link and tell me what you think. Newsvine - Memorial Day - My Dad and My Culture
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hetep and Respect to all my fellow veterans especially, my Dad Marlin. I do not have the soldier's name in the picture but God bless you as you remind us.
My Quotes for the day,
In every war there is a war within a war
The Nation that fights together stays together, when they agree on the reason.
To win war everyone must know that there is a war - World War Zero (WW0)
No war should be forgotten, less we have it again.
Love the soldiers who walk among us and our honorable fighting ancestors, for it is because they stood that we stand today.
A good source for Quotes
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Lets Go To The Video Tape
About 12:01 on the afternoon of January 20, 2009, the white American mind began to unravel.
It had been a pretty good run up to that point. The brains of white folks had been humming along cogently for near on 400 years on this continent, with little sign that any serious trouble was brewing. White people, after all, had managed to invent a spiffy new form of self-government so that all white men (and, eventually, women) could have a say in how white people were taxed and governed. White minds had also nearly universally occupied just about every branch of that government and, for more than two centuries, had kept sole possession of the leadership of its executive branch (whose parsonage, after all, is called the White House).
But when that streak was broken—and, for the first time, a non-white president accepted the oath of office—white America rapidly began to lose its grip.
As with other forms of dementia, the signs weren't obvious at first.
For the full Village Voice story click here
It is interesting to see Cultural Poisoning Detox play out in such a national public way on TV for all the world to see. The new TeaBag House will not actually go to congress until January 2011 and look what is already being reported.
- House plans to revoke HCR, Social Security and Medicare
- New Tea Party House members tell Latino Americans elected to house to go back to Mexico.
- New Tea Party House members say Republicans are "enemies of the people"
At first the title of this piece just seemed funny and a little over done, hmm,
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Let's Go To The Video Tape
Source: Click Here
If this is the reality, what happened in the mid term election. The criminal corporation's Astroturf Tea Party frightened and duped the American people, based on their Republican PR philosophy that the masses are asses and we can sell them anything.
This job creation reality that we are experiencing is consistent with Democrat vs Republican historic job creation facts see graph below:
What does it show? Under Democratic presidencies, job creation goes up. Every Democrat who followed a Republican did better than the Republican who preceded them. Every Republican who followed a Democrat produced fewer jobs than their predecessor.
And before anyone jumps on the "but that was because they got all the jobs that were started up under the previous administration," notice that where Republican followed Republican, the second administration came out worse than the first. When Democrat followed Democrat (for which we don't have nearly enough examples) job creation improved in the second administration.
And we can be thankful that McCain didn't follow Bush. Based on the pattern, we'd be down 8 million jobs by the time Palin finished off the first term.
Source: Click Here
One thing that we can do is make sure everyone you know sees these Job Creation Infographics. Knowledge is power, the bad actors cannot dupe the middle class and workers in general if they have the job creation facts. We have come to far to turn back now. This is what change looks like, let's show it.
For to see or join a full discussion on this information visit my MSNBC/Newsvine Column on this subject. Poll: The President Brings Home 50,000 Jobs, What Have Republicans done for you Lately.
- 29 straight mounts of JOB growth under our President and his Dems. (4.6 mil JOBS)
Obama Created more JOBS in four years then Bush created in eight years.
- Clinton JOBS score card: 42/24
in 52 years 66 million jobs were created
Dems 42 Repubs 24
- Bush and forty thieves blamed for economy Voter poll 57% to 35%
By margin of 57%-35%, registered voters blame George W. Bush and the Republican Party for the poor condition of the economy.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
The video Should be viewed with a Cultural Health grain of salt for example, "The book of the Dead" is a culturally poisoned term used by invading grave robbers who stole the African Bible more properly called the Nuk Au Neter, from the tombs of buried Africans.
Let's Go to the Video Tape
Important Cultural Literacy exhibit. Very interesting video of the shinny ones' (ancestors) rarely seen artifacts.
The Nuk Au Neter was a testament to the positive life of the deceased African who it was buried with. It would contain spiritual elements of the departed's life like the 42 Commandments a subset of which, we still find in the modern religions of our day, Along with Classical African Words like Amen.
To join and interesting discussion on this topic visit my MSNBC/Newsvine Column
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Let's Go To The Video Tape
Keep a sharp Eye at what is going on at your voting place. Report any suspicious activity, especially anything related to caging. Keep your cell phone camera's at the ready.
Monday, November 01, 2010
If you want grandpa or ma to be on face book, get them an Ipad not a PC it is much easer to use. But know one really thought about the disabled. This story is a real hart warmer and a good way to a start Monday.