March 2017

MEET HAZEL now 96 and recently retired as MAYOR of Canada's 6th Largest City

Recently retired in 2014 , Hazel as Mayor ran Ontario's third largest city. This video shot when Hazel was a youthful 88. Hazel with an approval rating of 92% has won twelve consecutive elections , was mayor for 36 years and as of 2017 has seen 10 Canadian Prime Ministers come and go.

Her city of 800,000 is debt free with 700 million in reserves.

Hazel at 94 politically an independant like Bernie, gave her endorsement of our new youthful liberal Prime Minister in the fall of 2015, see below, it's quite funny.

IMAGINE the what IF

IMAGINE if Bernie hadn't been obstructed from winning democratic nomination, because the six right leaning corporate media outlets owned by the richest one percent ,conspired to ignore, black out his campaign. There were American voters half way through the election process still saying 'Bernie who', because their area's had effectively been blacked out by the corporate owned media.

Climate One

Heard about this thru the SF based Common Wealth's Club Climate One program. An Oregon group Our Childrens Trust is working to force federal and state governments to enact and support protection of the climate. They have successfully met a challenge in the Oregon courts to have the federal government recognize this as a constitutional responsibility. This will be working its way through the courts and hopefully we will be hearing more about it in late 2017.

earned media vs paid media

While we, as Democrats, feel we have good information to desseminate, we cannot be in media because we do not pay media and corporate media is doing the bidding of the people with cash. We may have the most people behind us but that is not what capitalism values. When I hear people say during the radio program "why don't we hear from the Democrats?" I don't think there is a clear understanding of the dynamic here.

Cyber Security

I am guessing there will be apps created to secure your internet activity to counteract the eve dropping legislation.

Phone call to Roskam

My husband just called our representative and asked for Roskam to give him his IP address since he obviously doesn't have a problem with giving out his privacy information. It went back and forth for quite some time and the office representative told my husband he could call Comcast and purchase that information himself. Of course my husband asked him why he should have to purchase that information when Roskam was already paid to by Comcast to give out our information.

Truth and Reconciliation?

What would it take to have a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to just acknowledge the illegitimacy of the the Trump Administration? It is no secret that the Administration is corrupt and out to "disassemble the administrative state" by self admission (Bannon, CPAC) . We are so close to a Constitutional Convention that it is realistic we all can lose what is arcanely referred to as citizenship.
Already we are referred to as "consumers" or "stake holders" by the government. We need journalism to.tell the truth about the lies.

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The People's Climate Rally 2017

The People's Climate Rally 2017

The D.C. march for science will be the most wonderfully nerdy demonstration ever
Scientists are taking a cue from last week's Women's Marches and planning their own protests in Washington, D.C., and far beyond.

Environmental Activists Plan to March on Washington April 29


Tyee Poll: Is Nationalizing Journalism the Way to End Fake News?

Hedge-fund billionaires are wringing the last drops of profit out of Canadian media organizations (cough... Postmedia... cough) before sending them out to pasture entirely — according to Crawford Kilian in a recent op-ed for The Tyee.

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Would a Democratic President Wield Power as Ruthlessly as Trump?

Thom plus logo Interestingly, the current divide in the Senate gives us an insight into how powerful a genuinely progressive Democratic president could be, and how much he or she could get done. As we saw yesterday, the Republicans voted repeatedly to participate in a cover-up of Donald Trump's crimes.