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Grand Rapids Library Board Election 100% to James Botts

In the Grand Rapids Library Board (Kent County) election last week, James Botts got ALL of the votes in a race with 5 (five) candidates. This is because...???

Link to WZZM election results:

The man who planted a forest! / Permaculture - organic gardening - greening the planet

Saving ourselves entails saving and rebuilding ecosystems. Replanting forests. Woodland gardens. Sustainable permaculture. More organic gardening, less unsustainable farming. Greening the deserts.

The planet can and must be saved in the garden. Over the past 30 years, Jadav Payeng has planted a 1,360 acre forest on a barren sanbar of a river island by himself. Today even tigers, rhinos and elephants are seen on his forest island. It's a beautiful sight to see!

Barac Obama: “Total Disaster! TPP text reveals frenzy of corporate greed.”

This from the patriotic Americans at Campaign for America’s Future:

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) came out last week and it is a total disaster.

That is, unless you are one of the corporations that inserted into it anti-competitive, anti-consumer provisions favoring their industries. For them, it’s an early Christmas present.



I found an excellent Blog that reflects my suspicions concerning the recent race in Kentucky for Governor, and I will herewith share it with you intact:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Did GOP Insiders Steal the Kentucky Governor's Race for Tea Partier Matt Bevin?

Lower down the ballot, many Democrats got tens of thousands more votes than Bevin.


Olympic athletes in unison are celebrating the findings of the anti dopping officials at WADA. Trouble is they really are losers and have been beaten fair and square.

It must be extremely satisfying to be falsely told and believe the reason you lost was because your opponent cheated, not because you are just an inferior athlete.

Of course the problem this is this is a sham, a witch hunt politically motivated by neocon enemies of Mr Putins government. A sham 3 years after the fact of the Oylmpic games.

The Tipping Point—Why it’s Important to Tune Back in to Politics

I’m a spiritual teacher, not a political nerd. I generally keep my politics separate from my spiritual teachings—until I see the two colliding so dramatically that I can’t help but comment. I’m also feeling compelled to speak out because of how many people in my spiritual circle, when asked their thoughts on political turns of events, respond that they don’t pay attention to politics. I understand it. For those of us intent on meditating into a peaceful state, politics is a rough and crude vibration.


The London Olympics were "more or less sabotaged" by the participation of Russian athletes who should have been banned for doping, an ' independent ' report has found.

The report, by an ' independent ' commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), directly accuses the Russian government of complicity in widespread doping and attempts to cover it up . This is 3 years after the Olympics, actually now closer to 4.

Another RIGHT WINGER just Committed TREASON this time against CANADA

Outgoing right winger Conservative Stephen Harper , sensing he was about to be turfed by Canadians, while in the middle of an election for the Prime Minister of Canada ,signed Canada to TPP giving away our countries sovereignty to the international corporatists.

OTTAWA — Jim Balsillie warns that provisions tucked into the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP ,could cost Canada 35 million citizens, hundreds of billions of dollars — and eventually make signing it the worst public policy decision in the country's history.

Give us some ammo.

We need your help. we need you to give us some short video's explaining the of these showed up on the Free Speech page & I posted it but it was too long and weaker then what you had said on the show.

A lot of people still do not even know what the TPP is, and you are the best person to create some short video's to help explain it to them. highlighting the Arbitration rules & what it will do to jobs, & the environment.

The last time Iceland went through deglaciation, volcanoes increased 30-fold

Scientists are finding that areas of the Iceland mainland, where deglaciation is taking place at a rapid rate, that as that weight of the Ice is melting away, the land is rising up as much as 1.4 inches a year. There is geological evidence that the last time Iceland went through deglaciation (about 12,000 years ago), the volcanic activity increased thirty-fold. This increase in volcanic activity could be from what is called glacial isostatic adjustment. An eruption of Iceland's Laki volcano in 1783 killed off more than 50% of Iceland's liv

my latest thom hartmann-inspired facebook meme

“Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030”

Climate change and pollution in general is class warfare. All is a by-product of efforts to concentrate wealth. The TPP will make it worse.

Corporate Executive Compensation

Every annual report usually has a vote on executive compensation. I as an investor always vote against these largesse based compensation packages. Some corporations upon receiving my vote turn around and mail out another form hoping that I or another household member will change the vote. Another ploy that they might use is the tiny little signature block where you are to sign and enter the date. It cautions you to please keep your signature within the block. Could this be used to reject your vote if you wander out of those tiny spaces???

Sanders' business suit

Sanders obviously differentiates himself in his social standing and occupations. But notice he wears the ubiquitous business suit. Politicians used to wear fairly distinct styles of suits. The gentleman's suit was by no means always considered to be a business suit. But the late modern dark-black business suit was for a period the expression of something that was never discussed openly in any political forum: and that was the seizure of government power by agents of larger forces which have now subsumed government almost completely.

Let me count the ways we hate the poor.

1st there was Social Security, enacted in 1935, as part of the “New Deal”.
This was an attempt to limit what was seen as dangers in the modern American life, including old age, poverty, unemployment, and the burdens of widows and fatherless children. This is a program that has been under attack by the right wing conservatives. I haven’t seen any conservatives refuse that monthly benefit check even though they claim it’s bankrupting the country.

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Community Archive

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.