April 2016


Wal-Mart, Red Lobster, Whole Foods and other retailers sell slave-peeled shrimp.

Is seafood on the menu tonight? Well, there’s a chance it might have been caught by a slave. That’s what the Associated Press uncovered when reporters traveled to the remote island of Benjina, Indonesia. They found workers trapped in cages, whipped with toxic stingray tails for punishment, and forced to work 22 hours a day for almost no compensation. Two of the Associated Press reporters who broke this remarkable story, are Robin McDowell and Martha Mendoza.


Prince was found dead at home inside an elevator. The unofficial cause of death was flu.


Flint outrage...

The most outrageous thing about the Flint debacle is, to me, the very existence of the Michigan emergency manager law. Rarely does anybody mention it. What's outrageous about it is the way the Republicans in Michigan got it passed.

Don't just FeelTheBern, DEMAND THE BERN of down-ticket Dem candidates through the PROGRESSIVE VOTERS PLATFORM

After the sizable loss in the New York primary, the goal post for Senator Sanders' nomination has been moved that much farther away. But take heart, those feeling the Bern, and be prepared to redirect all that passion wisely into keeping Bernie's progressive values in play not only at the top of the ticket, but all the way down the ticket to city council.

I AM listening to Bernie's words

I understand that Bernie has said that he will support the Democratic nominee.

But Bernie has more importantly said, continuously, that we cannot fix a corrupt political system from inside that system alone. It takes a popular uprisisng, a political revolution to fix that system.


January 2009 as Obama was being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, this is the America he was inheriting after 8 years of Republicans and George W Bush. In fact this is the legacy of 20 years of Republicans running the country from 1980 to 2008.

Stress R Us

I am a fan of Thom Hartmann, except for his support of Mrs. Clinton's Presidential candidacy, as it runs counter to his superb analysis presented in today's Commonwealth Club presentation of his new book, "The Coming Crash of 2016". For my part, I have practiced neuropsychiatric medicine for 40 years, until retiring to write a book on stress, by the above title, 4 years ago. The book describes my discovery of a population regulation mechanism operating in all mammals, including humans, and increasingly operatrive in crowded populations.

Politico Article - What Bernie Sanders Should Learn From Eugene McCarthy


There similarities are scary. On the other hand, supporting Hillary is supporting the establishment. Can you force the establishment to change from within?

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Has Capitalism and The GOP Destroyed Religion?

Thom plus logo The number of Americans who called them selves Christian or religious has declined precipitously over the last decade, and the number of Americans who are "unaffiliated Christians", atheists, or unconcerned about religion or spirituality has increased.