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Terrorism In America......Organized Stalking.....Post # 2..............Letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,

Please stop ignoring the hundreds of thousands of victims of multiple stalkers.

Why does the Office For Victims of Crime offer assistance to victims of single stalkers, but not to victims of multiple stalkers/

De-criminalizing Marijuana Could Save Lives of Some--this Community Servant, for Example

Sad story this, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44316064/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?GT1=43001. Further, I wonder if the accused is actually believed by the police to be a suspect, or if he is simply a "target of convenience," a drifter sort with a record and no alibi. hmmmm.

Have Republicans Ruined the American Dream?

I believe the widening wealth inequality gap caused by Republicans, with Reaganomics being wildly embraced by the wealthy in the Republican Party, has put the American Dream on a fast path to ruination. Actually not only Americans but the industrialized nations of the EU face a much more bleak future. Atlantic Magazine saying "two thirds of all new income in America went to the top 1% of Americans between 2002 and 2007" tells us we are in trouble" since CIA Factbook also tells us "we are a more unequal nation than the Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Ethiopa and Kagakhstan!

Jeff

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Oil & Gas Industry doing society a great service by stimulating economy with violent weather?

A University of Maryland professor has stated that a violent weather related event would stimulate the economy by increasing demand for construction workers to help rebuild. This thinking meshes well with earlier comments by an editor of the Harvard Business Review that Climate Change and Global Warming represents a profit opportunity.

The Unwitting Fortune Tellers

Toward the end of my stay in Taiwan, I wanted to go out the front door of Tung-Hong with my camera, just to take pictures to record what it is like there. My wife said that might make the place too identifiable, although it looked about like most other places in Kaohsiung, so I did not. I realized at that point that perhaps it would be better for me to record mental pictures of Taiwan, although it's really hard to summarize. I could imagine going out the door and walking a short distance to the convenience store nearby, or the restaurant, or the fish market.

fair taxation is driving me insane...

The whole ponit of a progressive tax, inheritance tax and capital gains tax is to PREVENT THE MASSING OF WEALTH.

There is no fairness, it is pure necessity if a free market system is to work.......all arguments against it are pure bullshit.

Republicans Band from Labor Day Parade in Wausau, Wisconsin

The event is organized and paid for in large part by unions. It's their party and republicans aren't supposed to show up. It is assumed that the ban has been extended to Jeffrey Immelt of GE the White House's job czar.

A Musical Entry

I wrote this song about a year ago, but today I made an accompanying video in honor of the release of Dick Cheney's memoir. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOaiirUazE

"ALEC Exposed: American Corporations Writing Bills for Legislatures Right Now" - from Irregular Times ... How You Can Fight Back!

This link from irregulartimes.com was produced before the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was held in New Orleans during the first week of August 2011. Most of the content of the reply is still valid, and will help you fight back !

http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2011/07/29/alec-exposed-ame...

"Corporate Lobbyist Concedes He Does Not Always Register As A Lobbyist For ALEC Bills He Helps Write" - from ThinkProgress

Lobbyists are writing laws for your state that benefit corporations, but using The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to "skirt state disclosure laws requiring corporate lobbyists to register." Full story from ThinkProgress and video from interview with the lobbyist are at http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/17/290713/alec-lobbyist-disclo...

TELL CORPORATIONS TO DUMP ALEC!

The Center for Media and Democracy's PR WATCH has set up a web page that allows you to send letters to the corporate leadership members of ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council)

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/632/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY...

The home page for PR WATCH is

http://www.prwatch.org/

A great protest sign: Government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

From Madison WI last Thursday.

About 1,000 protestors were at the Capitol protesting the first paycheck where state workers are paying more for health care and 6% more towards retirement (8-13% less money)

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We’re at a Dangerous Climate Crossroads - Here’s How We Can Save the Planet

As President Obama tours the Arctic to raise awareness about global warming, we’re getting new evidence about just how dire a situation our planet is in.

In preparation for this fall’s big climate talks in Paris, 56 countries have come out with their own national targets for cutting greenhouse gasses.