November 2014

Who polices the police ?

A Therapist's perspective on the Michael Brown shooting

I think it’s safe to say that anger played a big role in this incident, on both sides. Anger gives anyone a false sense of power, righteousness, permission and protection. Those could easily explain many of the actions on both party’s part, actions that many of us probably couldn’t imagine ourselves doing.

Simple wealth returns

I could use thousands of pages, millions of words, trillions of thoughts to describe something so simple it needs no graphs, tables nor lectures.

Two accounts with $20 Million in each.

Account 1 is split evenly among 5 Millionaires, $4 Million into each of their accounts.

Account 2 is split evenly among 100.000 people, $200 into each of their accounts.

Please answer two questions if you would.

1. Which account split would most likely be spent in local communities and build up the economy?

Ebola Crisis is Over!

At least, that is what one would think, judging by the amount of coverage the Ebola epidemic is receiving in the media. But then, maybe there is no coverage because US Senators, Representatives, and Governors are no longer talking about Ebola. After all, the election is over and there is no need to use scare tactics and blame President Obama for the "crisis."

Ferguson: There can be no equality without economic equality.

Say whatever you want about how the exchange between Michael and the Law Enforcement Officer went down, but one thing is for sure, and that is Michael was most certainly not preoccupied at the time with the privileges and trappings that a person in a relatively upwardly mobile, middle class household has access to.

What is more, if you craft a country that alienates a demographic from a consumption based society that demographic will jump at the chance to loot, as well as express their anger with the situation.

Voter turnout

Dems sit and complain about republicans and their regressive ideals, but people have every right to be insane. The simple fact is, Democrats can't seem to be bothered enough to make it to the polls to vote. If democrats actually voted we would never elect another republican to office. I dislike republicans, but I despise non voting dems. Non voting dems are the problem, they are the lazy enablers who allow republicans to destroy....basically the earth. If you want a non violent revolution..........actually just go vote.

Obama’s Petroleum Police State making great strides, but it will only really benefit the rich.

Interesting to note that historically, time and again, in countless coutries across the globe as the petroleum industry flourishes the wages of the effected labor force erodes and erodes. And yea, we are plunging head first, all-in, for the worst possible climate scenario. It will very likely be America's last and greatest "bubble", leaving in its wake, for all intents and purposes, absolutely nothing to derive economic value from.

But so long as the corporations make money now…..meh

Too much unrest, too many failures, covering too many issues, time for Washington to act against money influence and put the 99% on a new trajectory.

Ferguson, Zuccotti, Madison, Detroit, NRA Mass Shootings, the Deepwater Horizon fiasco, our leaders and their ilk referring to us in derogatory terms, protesters arrested trying to save the planet from the Keystone Pipeline$$$, etc. etc. etc.!?!

Happy Holidays?!: Consumer Credit Cards are on FIRE

Debt debt, and more debt that's the only way when real wages sink, and sink and sink,

8 yrs later and we are still an inequitable, two-economy, consumption driven society.

No Change Here.

response to ferguson decision

it hurts to watch people riot and tie up traffic, as in seattle, as if their protest helps. the folks who do this usually support govt programs, social welfare. riots rob cities of funds, wasted on police overtime. the cause may be just, but the tactic is childish.

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