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ALERT Republican Lie #1: Post Office

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers
–Plato

Thanks for popping in —and  Since you’re here could you do me a favor –take some papers across the country for me –I need them in upstate New York in a few days –I’m willing to pay …oh let’s say –$.50

Republicans say:   Post Office doesn’t work

This is not the first lie Republicans have told, nor the biggest lie –but the most urgent lie.  Rally:  Tuesday September 27

Who would —go all that way –to a rural address –work for so little money?   US Post Office –would not only pick up my papers, but Guarantee to deliver Directly to address –within only a few days –for so little money.

US Post Office –“not profitable, near bankrupt –bloated with too many employees,  reduce the workforce –a for-profit company could do it better, privatize PO”  –True?

Pop Quiz

  1. PO relatively new idea ‘borrowed’ from others, outdated *True *False
  2. UPS, FedEx:  make more money, do job better than PO *True *False
  3. Americans like PO, taxpayers should keep funding OOO*True *False
  4. PO doesn’t make money -0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-*True *False

Answer

  1. FALSE -Benjamin Franklin was actually the ‘father’ of the Post Office –founders put the Post Office in the US Constitution, the oldest institution in America
  2. FALSE  -Every day UPS and FedEx:  use the PO to ship their packages that would not be profitable for them to deliver –e.g., to rural addresses
  3. FALSE -It’s a trick question:  though government oversees their function –PO receives NO federal money –taxpayers stopped funding the Post Office in 1982
  4. FALSE -PO makes money every year, 1st quarter 2011:  made  over $240 Million profit

So what’s going on?
Polls:   over 80% of Americans like the Post Office –support it –need it –want it to stick around, care about it.  Last year:  US Post Office did $65 Billion dollars of business and makes a profit every quarter.   So:  Why is PO saying they are broke?  What’s going on?  –Too many Postal offices –too many employees?

I’ve been using same post office for years, I know the employees:  Workforce  cut long ago, during Ronald Reagan recession, 1982.  –One employee moves from office to office —every two hours.   Now most offices don’t have enough staff and my long-time friend must fill in –all over town.  How would you like to sit down to work –then move –to a new desk –all day, every day?

Why doesn’t the Post Office have money –Why does director of Post Office say they’re broke –why are Republicans complaining?

New Rule
During the last Administration –when Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress and the White House:   they changed the rules.  Republicans made laws that require the Post Office to fund next 75 Years of health benefits for employees  –within 10 years.

No business anywhere in the world, public or private –could pay 75 years worth of bills in only ten years –and still stay in business.

Why did the Republicans change the laws –require benefits be paid in advance?  You’ll have to ask Republicans.

What is known:  Republicans do not like unions, they want Post Office to fire needed employees –bust unions –in violation of numerous previously-agreed contracts, so thousands of employees –could join millions of already-unemployed.  Why?  Ask Republicans.

What is the solution –organic, creative, thoughtful Remedy for this craziness?   You can get angry –or you can get over to a Post Office –join millions of Americans  Tuesday September 27 –across the US:  protest –closing of Post Offices –firing of needed employees –destroying Post Offices

Find a rally in your area to Save America’s Postal Service here

Find out if your representative in Congress supports the Post Office –or is part of the problem –then download Petition –sign it –send it to friends –take it to the rally

Who Else Still delivers to Every Address?
You can get angry –or you can get busy Saving our Postal Service –for farmers –for ‘unprofitable’ rural communities  –for inner cities –for ALL Americans.

For-Profit Private corporation:  would NOT deliver to Every address in America.

Note:  if you lose  a Money Order bought from For-Profit corporation, e.g., Western Union, PayDay Loan, etc., it will cost you Minimum $12+ replacement charge –and No Guarantee they will replace  lost MO; Post Office:  charges half the cost, guarantees replacement.

daVine Remedy:   Rally to Save America’s Postal Service here  now

Tuesday September 27, 2011 –or Don’t complain later

This is the first in a series –

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Disclosure:  author raised by a Republican and a Democrat, moderates, who each eventually married respective extremists; doesn’t believe in any ideology -looks at issues, candidates on individual merit.

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US DEBT Penta-goons, ex Generals: Un-American?

I’ve been spending summer reading books –drilling down on Who -What -Where -How of monstrous mess we’re in now.

From all of it I’m writing a series, which I’ll publish later on, from all that I’ve learned, there is so much to say -so much that Congress has done that hasn’t gotten the ‘Sunshine’ it deserves….

But I cannot get past a page of one book –so full of specifics, that I’ve renewed it three times.  So much to say hard to choose just one headline….

But consider:   People, like the ignorant fool Ben Stein, Republicans, right-wingers, war-lovers, The Thug & The Dick who got the US into war to help their pals, et al, say “Don’t cut Defense” –which sounds ‘reasonable’ –until it gets Translated:

Some US generals, retired, formed a group, a corporation; they went back to their very good pals still on the job and:   got a defense contract worth $400 Million bucks…  taxes they paid on that income?   Squat –Zero

–they registered the “headquarters” of their little corporation:  in a tidy little building –in a tidy little mailbox in a tidy little off-shore country that doesn’t bother with taxes -reporting -paperwork –noticing who pays the rent….

Then the ex generals:  went back to their very good pals and got another contract –worth $1 BILLION bucks –and kept All the money on that too –even the Payroll taxes their employees Should have paid to US government, but didn’t cuz, they’re ‘working’ for an off-shore biz.

The ex generals:  are retired –as in You, me, all tax-paying Americans pay their pension –perks –medical –all their benefits.  Our ‘reward’ –they triple-dip, we get the bill.  THIS is “defense” –this is how/why I call the five-sided vultures who reside in “Defense” department:  Penta-goons.

Every –EVERY year:  they FIND things to buy –to INCREASE the money they got the previous year, from “our” representatives in Congress, so they can justify putting out their paws each new year and saying “more, please.”

–Injured returning vets –forced to apply for medical aide:  to SEVENTEEN different departments –with 17 un-coordinated computer programs that don’t ‘line up’ = nearly Impossible to receive aide.

–Tell returning injured vets ‘go live over there’ –and wait ’till we get to you’ –rat-infested, mold-infested slum housing –until reporter Dana Priestly of Washington Post exposed the kind of housing Penta-goons didn’t ‘mind’ –miraculously cleaned up when the story hit print.

Penta-goons  don’t have a prob –when Congress Removed Usury laws –or when dozens of un-regulated paycheck ‘loaners’ opened shop just outside bases in nearly every state, so military, who cannot possibly understand the ‘fine’ print, wind up owing so much interest on a “simple” loan eventually they have nothing to live on.

Penta-goons got no interest in looking out for young unsophisticated new recruits –and all those instant loan sharks waiting for them….

Penta-goons far too ‘busy’ to bother:  when burglars of America, I call them, “foreclose” on a house of military serving in war zone –even if the bankster cannot PROVE they are the lender –even if military home-owner NOT in default –even if bank weasels Violate specific laws that Prevent them from foreclosing when military owner is In a War Zone.  Penta-goons can’t be bothered to bother with any of that.

“Support” our troops?

As the Penta-goons got ever-larger budgets during The Thug & The Dick years –for un-paid wars:  Penta-goons shipped Nation’s Guard to go fight war in mountains, in desert –but didn’t ship night goggles –maps –bullet-proof vests –hardened transport –nor even enough waterbullets

-You forgot:    parents -mothers raised the money to buy Kevlar bullet-proof vests for years –because Penta-goons couldn’t be bothered to order -pay.

All that:  “Patriotic” –the “American Way”?  They make me want to puke on them.

daVine Remedy for Penta-goons:  slash their/our budget Two-thirds –so the military genius generals –and lobbyists for war-profiteers, entire military-industrial-complex who are running the country into bankruptcy, have to do Smart Efficient Hard-work things, NOT suck blood –on a second/spare un-wanted billion-buck engine for un-wanted un-needed jet Nobody has any use for/doesn’t even work.

Penta-goons need to Actually defend the country, NOT spend our very hard-earned money –ten times more than Any other country –so they can fight the last war they lost.  They need a new definition of the American Way.  –daVine

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Week-end Weather -Waste -Wimp -Wire

Usually: I write semi-essay, a problem and –after some time, organic, creative, thoughtful remedy -not ‘snap’ rants, polish and publish. I depart from the Usual:

This week-end
in between errands, Like anyone else with functioning electricity and TV, I watched –increasingly annoyed.

First –and last: CNN
Wow, “network” a bloody Mess –“reporters” standing in water/wind, spouting clichés.  Hurricane Overview  –effect?   Tough –viewer got drivel after drivel –cliché-speak –from uh uh uh little-girl Anderson Cooper –screamer/giggler “Fred” –aptly-named Don Lemon to whoever, blathered:   All storm All Week-end –United States to Be Eaten by Hurricane –Yeoooow.

Ah-mzing:   NOT a Single Other thing –anywhere in the world, happened –week-end they went ‘wall-to-wall’ on ONE story.

duh, Did it cross any itty-bitty mind:  people IN hurricane Zone, uh, didn’t have electricity to WATCH CrapNotNews? –The non-distressed Bored with Hurricane Wall-to-Wall –but nope, nothing else dug up.

The Others, in 41 States
–Normal to Drought-dry?   oh, Didn’t Count.

WHAT’S with Time-Warner:    Gobs of dough –but NONE spent on a Hard News Editor???   This then That stupid format -program -bobble-head, duh, ratings continue to deflate.   Desperate:   they  throw up drivel on perfectly good airwaves that worked just fine for previous owner.

Geeze, Buy a Clue
Time-Warner Wimps:  shoveled TONS at Ted Turner to Buy CNN –because it Was Superb, THINK Maybe you should like Go Back:  Deliver Actual Newly-happening news stuff –from Around the uh, world, hmmm???

Heck nope. ‘Media Round-up’ –Fareed Zacara’s GPSMoney Watch, the RARE few things worth watching on bottom-scraper, shoved.

Thousands of Minutes
When one realizes they have 24 HOURS to drill-down –on Details –on people in Congress –long BEFORE Too Late –spent “asking” stupid questions. –Read Drivel on the Drivel they’re dishing written by drivel-lovers –off Tweets instead of Inform –Report what Americans NEED to know: blood -temperature -anger rise….

It is Shameful. Generations coming up: will be Dumbest of All.

CNN:  daVine Remedy
CNN owner Time-Warner:  stock  –short –should be shorted until they’re bankrupt –forced to sell CNN.

MSNBC
Gee, Cut into ‘normal’ week-end trash–PLEASE, Somebody ‘splain to me:  Why prison trash every week-end, SHEEESH–to ‘cover’ oh All Storm All Week-end, with duh, water/wind-soaked reporters speaking cliché-eze, Hurricane Minutia –round-the-clock.

–NO Libya life –Bachman blather –Perry perfumed spewings –Casee Anthony ‘wall-to-wall’ dirt “coverage”?   Nobody Thought:  the power-outed Couldn’t SEE, only non-affected, could.  oh well

Sly FOX “News”
Ditto heads.

Just a thought
If I’m on This coast –hurricane on THAT coast:  why is Local “news” ‘covering’ THAT weather?

Why–
“Reporter” wimps:  whine about the President ‘being on vacation’ –return “one day early” -blah blah.   Where the Hell was ‘report’ whine on:  No-Work Congress?   –WHO the Hell takes one week off for EVERY Two weeks “work” –now Do-Nothing House wimps:   off on Five WEEK vacation.  WHERE is complaint?

President Obama :
went to different location –for ten days and, duh, he took The Presidency/his Job with him.

Hey, Peggy Know-nothing Noonan:
Grow Up, Get a Grip –do tell us What “1,000 points of light” means and stop stupid waste on which you’re Ignorant.   –Better if Mr. Obama worked 24/7 –in ONE location???

–Shudda told THAT to your precious Thug, as he mowed weeds every month –Off-Property, in Texas.

For a Change:  CBS
Sunday Morning” not shoved/Other Things to say…whew…Jerry Lieber’s  whole Rock ‘n Roll book:  THE music… great, “Stand By Me” can hear it enough?…thanks, and RIP.  Nature Minute:  PLEASE Go Back to THREE minutes.  –Rip out wasted Who Cares “celebrity.”  THREE Minutes of Nature:  More Important.

Then: Talking Heads
A Thing –anyone has Learned from  NBC bobble-head David Gregory –ever?  “Meet” the uh press: Utter waste of time.

ABC
Jake Tapper SHOULD have been tapped host, but since CNN-left-over, Irritant Bore Christiane Whatever heads, I don’t watch “This Week” morning Mess, unless Kokie Roberts -David Brooks -Tom Friedman or Actually Knowledgeable on; last five minutes, “In Memorium” worth catching –but Reason captions NOT up Long Enough to read?  Stupid waste.

Then…The Dick
limp wimp –desperate to sell sad excuse for destroying perfectly good trees, appeared.

You remember The Dick, with his sidekick The Thug:  eight years they squatted the White House  –illegally.  Inserted  into office NOT by voters, by not-supremes, pay-back to Republi-cants who put them on no-longer supreme bench.

Second Time
2004:  Also NOT elected.   Ex, retired agents, etc.,  entered ballot-counting rooms, declared “national security” –evicted all –changed electronic ballots so The Thug & The Dick “won.”

Oops:  they changed More votes –in seven states, than Republican registered voters.

Double oops:  their dirty-deed checks –never hit the mail.   Livid:  they ratted out the rats –told members of Congress.   oh, No “news” station told you?   oh well SEE:  “US Census Bureau Report to Congress 2004 Election”

Question
If YOUR child –thrown OUT of the Nation –put into WAR Zone –not Enough night goggles -maps  -bullets -even water –invaded a country posed ZERO threat to this nation –maimed, killed:  amusing –worth a smirk?

The Dick sought FIVE waivers to avoid going to Vietnam, so he prolly isn’t aware of what WAR is really like….

–EIGHT years
UN-funded war Stinking enough, The Dick, ex CEO Halliburton:   never met a Dover airfield plane of flag-draped coffins off-load.

War DID Help
–pals –get BILLIONS.  War zone laundry:  $3 a POUND  –lavish hot meals, cold desserts –local gas sixty-four CENTS:  $4 a gallon –American “interrogators”:  mercenaries at $150k a year, answered to No One for crimes –pallets of US cash:  ‘disappeared.’

KBR, Halliburton:  No Bid Non-compete contracts from Penta-goons?   War wimps:  ALL –contracts, “employees” put in tax-free havens –off-shore, NO payroll taxes, NO taxes on multi-billions made off war.     International treaties:  violations –Not indicted…

American –but registered in tax-free Switzerland, Cayman Islands –drilling in North Dakota now, Still not paying US taxes.  oh

The Dick Got NBC
Instead of sly FOX wimps, to sell more books:   “interview” by a NBC reporter.    The Dick wants “credit” for ‘superiority’ to The Thug & Co –silence on Violations, phantom WMD, Grotesque theft, Torture, death.  Nation’s Guard invaded “for WMD” –that didn’t exist, this week-end book roll-out:   NO Apology.   Amusing?

The Dick –wants Sales
Delusional, Imagining he’s an “Author writ-ter” –larded up the tome with Fiction –went on TV to declare:   he IS a war-criminal –he IS a liar –he IS a limp wimp –Has-been, desperate for Attention.

daVine Remedy:  International Court, PLEASE
Make his biggest fear happen:  Issue Arrest Warrant on fiction-writing vicious criminal –for Crimes Against Humanity –ASAP, so he stands trial.   –Hey, we just paid for his new heart valve & pump,  The Dick is Good to Go.

So:  US Attorney General Holder?

Wire Wire…
Desperate to ‘fill’ air:   Bobble-heads blathered hurricane-struck  “power outage” –stats.   *sigh* This author has said, for At Least ten years:
in ALL 50 tornado -hurricane -wildfire -quake -flood-prone states:  Bury Those Wires!

CAN’T we have daVine Remedy
–get into Twenty-First century, put utility wire UNDERground –once and For All Time?

Okay, unpolished, but I’m done… Your thoughts?

daVine Remedy:  Write your members of Congress, their five-week vacation ends soon.

https://davineremedy.wordpress.com

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Ditch Corp’s –Create Your OWN Job? White House: Helping

Fed up looking for a job? Hate your soul-killing over-worked under-paid job –working for some obscenely over-paid pension-stealing blockhead who wouldn’t recognize a Good idea if it was gift-wrapped? –Really really want to leave corporations in the Dirt? THIS Time is for You, Binky.

Just as I was entering the business world– I heard the story–
A man invented a new product, on his own time, in his garage –product so original: nothing like it existed in the market place. He mentioned it to a co-worker –who mentioned it –yadda yadda till the head of the company for which he worked –ordered him to give it the corporation.

The man who created –product so new, so hot –so popular it generated entirely new food category, sued. Corporation: ‘buried’ the creator with lawyers; net: multi-millions, even decades later. “Carnation Instant Breakfast” creator: received $30,000 –TOTAL, died un-credited, in debt, penniless.

I thought the story so important, valuable –instructive, never forgot it.

Think of the Real you –person you were –age 5 –at age 6: what sane, Thinking adult would submit that person to working entire life for huge corporation?

Corporations –anti-American?
During past ten years: 40 THOUSAND US manufacturing corporations have shut down, moved off-shore –start up in China: production only if they disclose ALL technology, plans –some to make $.02 more per unit –Profit utterly lost on shipping costs –Market lost, Americans without job, cannot buy = utter stupidity.

I worked for a giant bank corporation –once, temporarily. The immorality –greed –stupidity of bloated corporations so rampant: vowed I’d sweep floors before I’d do it again.

I never did either one: used my skills, ideas, passion –created my own job, my own business –a few actually; first one: at age 8.

daVine Remedy
Create your own job! If You have had Enough –slave-hood, stupidity –want to live the real you, create, pool all you learned -know to fill that ‘hole’ in the world you’ve identified: This White House wants to help You!

Startup America:  New Commitments Fueling America’s Entrepreneurs

Posted by Austan Goolsbee on April 20, 2011 at 08:46 AM EDT

This afternoon at Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley, following the President’s national town hall on Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity, I’ll join a group of entrepreneurs for a livestreamed panel on Startup America, the White House-led initiative to encourage and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship across the country.

This initiative is a top priority for President Obama. Entrepreneurship is a key ingredient to economic growth. Startups all across the country play a crucial role in job creation, since these companies generate the lion’s share of net new jobs. Startups are also responsible for developing breakthroughs in industries such as information technology, biotechnology, and clean energy that will allow the United States to compete and win in the global economy.

The Obama Administration is doing its part to create the right environment for high-growth entrepreneurship. We are reducing taxes, streamlining and eliminating burdensome regulations, increasing access to capital, expanding opportunities for high-quality mentorship and entrepreneurial education, and speeding up the commercialization of federally funded research.

Here are some highlights of our progress to date:

* We have eliminated capital gains taxes on qualified small business investments made in 2011 and the President has called to make this incentive permanent.
* We’re focused on removing barriers to entrepreneurship, especially federal regulations or rules that do more harm than good. We’re in the middle of a national tour to listen to entrepreneurs, and identify where we can cut red tape to make it easier to start and grow a business. And we urge you to submit your own ideas for reducing barriers.
* The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made an open call for investment managers and limited partners to take advantage of its new Impact Investment Initiative, which will deploy $1 billion in capital to match private sector investments in small companies focused on emerging sectors or underserved markets.
* As part of the Joining Forces initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to mobilize support for military families, SCORE has created the new Veteran Fast Launch Initiative that will accelerate high-growth startups founded by veterans and their families. The new program leverages SCORE’s national network of 13,500 volunteer mentors and trainers, the SBA’s Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC), and a package of services, scholarships and free software provided by major corporate partners. Veteran Fast Launch will support 16,000 military veterans and their families and help launch 3,000 new businesses during the first year.
* In an effort to ensure the best return on our nation’s $148 billion annual investment in federal R&D, the Department of Energy just launched an initiative called “America’s Next Top Energy Innovator” that cuts upfront patent licensing costs and challenges entrepreneurs to commercialize technologies from our national laboratories.
* We’re identifying more ways to ensure that entrepreneurs can access the capital they need to grow and create jobs. Led by Secretary Geithner, the Treasury Department recently convened an Access to Capital Conference bringing together policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, and academics to figure out how both the public and private sectors can unlock access to capital at each stage of growth for a small company.
* Senior Administration officials are expanding outreach to entrepreneurs and investors on how the President’s policies and priorities are unleashing new market opportunities for entrepreneurs, including in education technology.

However, we know that the private sector, not the government, is the most important driver of entrepreneurial activity. That is why we are proud to announce a new private-sector alliance called the Startup America Partnership.

* The Partnership has secured new commitments that will deliver over $400 million of value to U.S. entrepreneurs, through core services from over a dozen companies including American Express, Google, HP, Intuit, and Microsoft. This is on top of the first round of major private-sector commitments announced by the Partnership when it launched less than 90 days ago. Clearly chairman Steve Case, CEO Scott Case (no relation), founding board member Carl Schramm and the rest of the Partnership team have been busy.

In his State of the Union address, the President reminded us that “America was born to win the future.” The President believes that entrepreneurs will be architects of that future and central to America’s ability to compete and prosper in the 21st century.

We are still in the startup phase of Startup America, but we are already seeing big results. Both the Obama Administration and the private sector are doing what it takes to answer the President’s call to action – enhancing the ability of entrepreneurs across the country to develop new ideas and create new jobs. Stay tuned for more news from the White House and the Startup America Partnership, as these campaigns continue to forge ahead.

Austan Goolsbee is Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/20/startup-america-new-commitments-fueling-america-s-entrepreneurs

Need –goal focus –business plan/definition of “business plan”  –marketing answers –small, big mysteries solved –High quality, relevant help NOW?   Start:   writing –actually write out your FIRST ideas -thoughts -questions –insecurities –worries, fears, what-ifs.   DO NOT censor yourself -edit for ‘public’ viewing, just Write the Real stuff you want to KNOW.

Then:  call up SCORE –there’s a chapter in every major city –get an appointment.   –Take your notes, instincts -common sense and Go –to the place full of Been There Done That peeps –former bookkeepers  –marketing mavens –shipping geniuses –accountants –CEOs –sales reps –who now use their skills, knowledge, wisdom, smarts for Fun –helping newbies.  Ask away.

Listen –with a pen, pay Real attention, drill down.   Maybe:  your Idea –tweaked a tad is the way to go –could be marketable….  –Remember NOBODY knows it All, not everyone will click, But:  Paired up with a blockhead –idea-killer –intimidator –past the sell-by goof?  Go with your instincts –Just Get:  another appointment.  If:  entirely disinterested business person says same thing –you don’t want to hear:  Only you can decide what next.

You really REALLY want to KNOW = if your product –idea –service will ‘fly’ –but zero bucks to do full out marketing survey?
1st Ask yourself:  would YOU lay out cash money for “X” –if Joe Blow was offering?
#2 –no joke, I’ve done this –and many times, sometimes saved myself tons of grief, money:  ask people in the street/bus/post office line, etc –what they think about “x” problem –do they need/wish they had “X”
–would they pay $x for it, no, then $”y”
–what would be the easiest way/place to for them to get “X”/HOW would they want to get it
If it’s an entirely new product/idea/service: of course be vague enough not to give away your idea yet accurate enough to get meaningful response.

Once, ready to start a business, but undecided between two, life-long desire to make women’s shoes with unique features: I spotted a well-known, mature actress sitting at nearby outdoor table. –Ideal customer, certainly could afford, so without all the details how my shoes would be better than any on the market, I asked her: would she buy? Though she didn’t want to talk, she gave enough answer, details –for me to decide.

The market –small-ish, even as mail-order, difficult sale –on stream-lined custom-made shoes with unique features. So I used my connections -ideas, went with larger market, near universally-wanted, easier sale: grade #1 hard-to-get, unique Middle Eastern, Asian spices, staples. Got to know, fed by (lol), enjoyed –some of the best, most creative famous chefs around. For nearly 15 years: deeply satisfying, creative (often gave recipes, suggestions) –tons of fun.

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Paul Ryan, the Elephants? Bridge, All 69,000 –Too Far

Paul Ryan wasn’t,  apparently, very good at arithmetic when he was in school.  How do I know?

US bridges –all 69,000 are rusted –sagging –sinking –crumbling –ready to fall down –way past sell-by/expected life span date by decades –held together with wire –hope, prayers.  But “Representative” Ryan:   doesn’t mind and doesn’t  see any reason to spend OUR money to improve any bridge –any ancient infrastructure, not even for saving jobs or, duh, lives.

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You?  For SURE: can count on those whacky “liberals”  –safely cross

paid-for superbly-well maintained top-notch “liberal” Golden Gate bridge in  San Francisco.

For Suresafely cross NO other bridge in the US  –without a snorkel, a wetsuit and a paid-up life insurance policy, thanks to ‘conservatives’  like Paul Ryan and his pals.   oh well

What does Elephant Ryan and his math-challenged pals want to DO with our money instead?   Give OUR money to that desperately needy, whinny ‘needy’ group their donors:   the wealthiest 2% of Americans. The Elephants:   want to slash rate of tax the bully-boys pay into the pot –and then take it from the 98% …hmmm….

daVine Remedy –for crumbling bridges: You could share thoughts -commuter -travel plans with Rep. (R) Paul Ryan and his “leader” in the House:  sobsister John Boehner

BTW   In case you don’t know:
IF every department –program –agency of federal government –if every grant -school -equipment -program -highway -freeway federally-funded for states was Shut Down –IF every IRS -border -FBI -CIA -TSA agent –air traffic controller -translator -ambassador -clerk -assistant -driver -nurse -doctor -tech -printer -train conductor -engineer –everyone working for federal government was fired on Monday:

the deficit –the debt created by starting two wars and giving our money to drug-makers and banksters during last “administration”  would NOT be Enough –wouldn’t cover.  SHUTTING down government would NOT equal the amount of the debt –”conservatives” caused.

Only –ONLY if we SLASH Defense department –$590 BILLION Every year AND

if wealthiest 2% of Americans paid just 4% more tax on their Personal Income AND

all –ALL US corporations making money in the US –like GE and burglars of America (BofA) PAID tax on their profit AND actually brought back their money from secret off-shore banks AND

Elephants STOP giving ‘rebate’ –money –$15 Billion to ethanol makers –$40 Billion to oily corporations –giant ag, giant farm corporations to NOT grow crops –Texas doctor “farmers” getting $15,000 Every year AND

STOP giving tax breaks to American, foreign corporations Making money in US AND

–NOT by delivering senior adults to insurance corporations, but create SMART way to manage Medi-Care cost

THEN we could pay down our deficit –get out of debt, get back to healthy robust economy.  Cutting Food Stamps -Vet programs -heating oil to low-income -health clinics –Paul Ryan’s “math” AIN’T gonna cut it.

–Till then the Elephants –the wealthiest 2% –will be using bridges?    Well, we can only hope –IF Ryan and his “pals” get their way.  –True daVine remedy for Elephant stomp –insanity, unfairness.

So:  what country will You move to –if the Elephants in the House get their way?

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Jobs? Penis War on Women -Water -Mountain Tops Shuts Down Sanity

Penis War
People– Worried About Jobs –got Nutters instead
Americans saw Wall Street weasels, big banks screw with mortgages –crashed stock market –neighborhoods –pensions –jobs –economy.

Republicans who were in charge in Congress, in White House: bailed out the banks –gave OUR tax money AND tax breaks to banksters, big insurance corporations –wealthiest 2%.

Businesses unable to get bank loans and Americans unable, unwilling to spend, so jobs were slashed. While all that happened:   we got a new President.

During his first two years in office:  new President worked on restoring economy and jobs.

Too Little, Too Slow
So many Americans have lost their job –pension –home:  Republicans called for indictments –arrests?   Arrest their donors, Hell no, no, they merely mounted PR campaign to blame the new President for the old problems –they caused.   Republicans  did such a good PR  job:  they actually convinced enough ignorant people to vote FOR majority of Republicans to House of Representatives in 2010 Election.
Who
Funded those candidates?  Wealthy –corporations funded Republicans and people angry about the bank bailouts who call themselves “Tea Party.”

It’s Easy to be Angry
What Matters:  to be Informed. Tea Party people –and those they elected to represent them:  are ignorant about what Really happened –about Republican bills that gave corporations “tax breaks” for sending jobs overseas –for slashing jobs –for taking US natural resources oil -coal -minerals -water BUT not paying taxes on it –for giant corporate farms paid for not growing un-wanted –FOR any one who gave MONEY to Republicans, screw everyone else.  Did YOU get tax break for being super wealthy –to KEEP more of your wealth?

They:  don’t understand How government Really functions.

Now

Crybaby Speaker John Boehner and his people in Congress

John Boehner

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–in Republican Party:  hate programs that help –workers –Middle-class –newly unemployed –food, shelter  insecure –disabled –senior adults –those who like government.

–Extreme “conservatives” in Elephant Party:   don’t want to fund those programs that help average -low-income Americans, Do want laws = taxes that favor wealthy -corporations, even when those tax “breaks” INCREASE government debt, weaken US.

Today
YOU –think Congress members are arguing about debt -money?  Naw, Tea Party members in House of Representatives: would rather shut down federal government than agree to fund health care for low-income American women.

Uterus War
Federal money cannot be spent for abortion –that’s federal law. Tea Party members don’t care –about screening for cancer –about family planning IF funds go to same organizations that also help a woman get a necessary abortion. –If a fetus growing without a spine -head -limbs -heart: “conservatives” don’t care –they don’t want to fund ANY that can help women get an abortion for ANY reason.

HOW is personal health the Business of Government???

If it is government’s business to control womens’ health: WHY isn’t there Penis war?

WHY is the drug that causes erection:  government-paid/reimbursed, but the drug that controls birth isn’t?

What Does screening for cancer have to do with abortion? Nothing. But Tea Party: is making war –using government to make war on poor womens’ health if they think a poor woman can also get an abortion.

Tea Party Extremists
–help their donors: people who own coal mines, mine minerals –drill for oil on federal land for private profit. Those corporations donate to Republicans, Tea Party –fund election campaigns.

Those donors: want to blow up tops of mountains –without regulations or regulators or agencies or laws bothering them.

–They want to drill in places -ways that will interfere with drinking water –without regulations, regulators stopping them.

Social agenda –right to control one’s own health, drinking water –mountain tops: all on Tea Party plate and so determined to get those and other social issues made legal: they want to shut down federal government until they get what their donors want.

–You
Want to survive while your loved one is a warrior in war on terrorists –while you struggle with disability –survive in retirement –pay bills while you’re unemployed –search for groceries, shelter? Tough, Tea Party: doesn’t care.

Tea Party Wing of Republican Party
Claim: government should balance last year’s budget This year –but really TRY to slash funding of programs for non-wealthy –non-donors to their Party: they hate you –want to SHUT DOWN government rather than help you.

Patriots?
War warriors –US military in Iraq, Afghanistan –bases, waters around the world? Nevermind FBI tracking Internet thieves -pedophiles -white collar crime -bank robbers, either. –Will NOT be paid if government shuts down. Republicans, Teabaggers: government open or shut, they WILL still collect $180,000 paycheck.

Tea Party Members of Republican Party So ignorant, radical –indifferent to what life IS like for 98% of Americans: Mad Hatters are making War on middle-class –on you.

Now: Mad Hatters Rule.

At midnight tonight:  Tea Party will CAUSE SHUT DOWN of our government, wanted or NOT.

But if they succeed Will Tea Party irresponsible nuts: STAY OFF federal highways –airplanes that require federal air traffic controllers –NOT call FBI -police -fire fighters? Hell no. But THEY will still get their check during SHUTDOWN, to hell with everyone else.

Will the last Mad Hatter
please turn out the lights when they leave –then:  explain to the rest of America HOW they will pay –for warriors carrying out war on terrorists –for women who have cancer –for unemployed –for hungry who’ve lost job -pension -home because of their “management” –so they can give MORE to their donors

–WHY they will still collect a paycheck –while Americans go without

–HOW they will Start Up government again:  WHAT will change the situation they created?

–WHAT it will COST to SHUT down government –start up again —WHERE they will get the money

Did You want extremists —right-wing Republicans Mad Hatters in control of government –or did You want J-O-B-S and good economy?

daVine Remedy
–for ignorant self-serving Republicans, Tea Party nuts running OUR government: You –better Remember ALL THIS the next time you are asked to vote –for Democrats.

Mad Hatters rule
blackmailing US government –making war on the President –on drinking water –on mountain tops –on womens’ uterus. –It’s their way –or no way.

Republicans INCREASED Debt
–Gave wealthiest 2% –huge corporations bigger cut of their taxes. Now they want to make up the debt on –everyone else.

Oh, You still don’t have job –enough groceries –missing pension –under water with your home? Ask Republicans: WHERE is sanity –fiscal responsibility –JOBS?

Let’s start:  a penis war.

Ignorance: NOT bliss.
Republicans: help only themselves. We MUST un-vote self-serving –donor-helping Mad Hatters –get them OUT of our government. Till then:   daVine Remedy May G-d HELP the rest of us.

WRITE: to your member in Congress –to John Boehner, Speaker for the Elephants in the House Contact

DONATE:  to Democrats

Oh BTW:   national Passport Day at Post Offices –tomorrow, Saturday April 9.   Good luck with that.

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Plus Side of Japan Catastrophe: Bombs -Bonds -Food -Fish

An earthquake hit part of Japan –9.0, so fearsome, horrific, powerful –destructive it leveled entire Northern island end and engendered tsunami so large residents, viewers in shock, awe and fear –yet has pluses.

I am not an optimist. –I Always look two -three jumps ahead for behind-scene deceit -corruption -coercion, down-side, down-turns -depression -down-market = opportunities –for exposure, truth.

So to look at result of massive destruction –on careful, competent, conservative country –people:  invites thoughtful positives –many pluses, in my view –some pluses like–

Plus #1
Powering America –any country, on nukes: very VERY stupid. Weasels are crawling out of their lobbyist holes -all kinds of hiding places, to mouth mealy –‘must have nukes’ —

BBC News/PA Wire

energy pot of gold –for them.   But:  we DO NOT “need” nukes –radiation death –legacy of poison for future generations on “buried” left-over toxic waste.  Nope, NO More Nukes –on beach fronts –on “safe” ground –any place, USA.

–They AIN’T “safe” –“clean” –“efficient” –“bargain” energy.  Energy –from nukes –such a “good” idea?

Problem at Plant #1 --and #2 #3 #4

Really?   Okay, two things:
1. IF nukes, plants ‘so good’ –“good” for carbon footprint:  tell me Exactly, specifically WHERE do spent –toxic nuke rods go after they’re used? Which train –which truck, driver will take those rods –WHERE —through your state –to?  Your neighborhood or somebody –anybody else’s?

People in Nevada:  still smarting over promises –LIES The Thug told them when he was campaigning to get into the White House, *poof* AFTER he got “elected” by no-longer supreme court.  Though he promised NOT:  The Thug shipped spent nuke rods.  –There to rest WE HOPE –without leaking –killing generations, for centuries….

But oh gee, President Obama:  shut down the Nevada Yucca Mountain hole in the ground for toxic rods.  Where to tuck toxic waste now –some lawmakers wonder?

2. Nukes –so good:  then let’s put a nuke plant ON the lawn –of the White House.  No? Then How about storing:  at YOUR house?

We DON’T “need” bombs –sub-boats –shelters –plants of nukes.  From now ON:  we demand –reps in Congress– “NO NUKES” in the US.   So lobbyists:  get outta town, go get a decent job.

But WHERE are the French “storing” their toxic radioactive rods —during the YEARS  for those to cool off?  hmm….

US nuke plant ‘managers’ move toxic spent rods –to?

The Valley of the Drums, a toxic waste dump in...

Kentucky toxic waste, Wikipedia

Local utility companies “store” toxic nuke hot and cooled rods:  on site –right on earthquake faults –in neighborhoods –on coasts –IN cities… that would be hit in a tsunami -hurricane -tornado….

REAL daVine Remedy –for climate-changing we Are doing to planet?  Pres. Obama must MUST make an Energy Plan –NOW.  He MUST:  ignore all the money nuke industry shoved at him -Congress while campaigning for office.

Members of Congress who are speaking for nukes:  MUST ignore the $372 MILLION bucks they got from nuke industry.

Plus Number 2:
The ONLY reason the United States can function –pay bills:  bond market –borrowing –every week.  Who buys our bonds –loans us money to keep on keep’n on? Near-biggest buyer:  Japanese.  But Now:  Japan needs its money –and plenty more to reconstruct, get back to normal.

Highly unlikely Japanese will show up: at our weekly beg-fests, loan us big bucks for looong time. So right NOW: we must turn to biggest suckers of our dwindling cash –Penta-goons. Those “patriotic” pushers of TVs into EVERY room of every base and jets, weapons, tanks —extra unwanted motors NOBODY needs –so they can fight the last war Penta-goons screwed up, and Scream: “No More.”

‘Patriotic’ Penta-goons –their pencil-pushers and political pischers (sorry, lol) put the squeeze on Congress/our money, year after years.  They got bases –plants –suppliers –contractors in EVERY state to “prevent” Congress members from ‘straying’ from Their bottom-less paycheck ‘reservation.’

“Their” obscene Budget MUST get slashed $100 Billion now, $100 billion next year –every year until: they are the size WE can afford, actually need —NOT “defense industry”-wanted size. Industrial military complex: making America weak –killing America.

NO MORE “supplemental” budget so Nobody knows REAL total Penta-goons suck out of our economy –out of us.

Gravy train: pulls into station, lays over until they get the message, get realistic. How realistic? The people they are fighting in Afghanistan: use crude cheap IUDs hand-shoved into sandy roads –blow up trucks -tanks -convoys -military with “hardware” costs no more than ten-buck bill at a hardware store.

Penta-goons fighting that on billion-buck a week budget –with bloated equipment-cost, FOR-PROFIT contractors. –That’s NOT counting actual $9 Billion American dollars shipped they actually LOST –the $18 BILLION American money shipped -handed out to locals, no receipt by rep of last White House occupant. ENOUGH.

We HAVE to cut our expenses –to match our income. We could cut food stamps -education -payment to disabled, retired –or dump what we DON’T need: Penta-goon’s budget. We could wait –till no one loans us any more money -we’re desperate –or we could slash it NOW.

Plus #3
Producers, Investors, Speculators –looking at Japan’s losses -future need for lumber, steel, fuel, food, etc., are making ‘bets’ –speculating, which way various markets -prices go. Speculation –changes the price –of all, to all.

Chicago Board of Trade

Commodities –cotton, cocoa, beef, sugar, wheat –soybeans –oil –price of gas, trade daily on US Commodity exchange. Example: coffee beans cost $168 last year, but speculators have driven price to $267, by yesterday. Hence, though US economy has zero inflation: that cuppa joe will cost You more; that ‘bargain’ burger costing more to produce, price passed on to You. –Increases passed on to those who cannot pay more, hence riots in Middle east.

Market Should –used to work: those connected to actual commodity production, farmers -granaries -shippers, etc, bought/sold options to protect future price/hedge against Future outcome.

But now: Wall Street weasels, many bloated with cash reaped off Bank Bailout, shoving money into commodity exchange, speculating to make even more dough.

What does it “cost” to speculate?
Investors: allowed to take a position with only 10%. Remedy –to protect commodity price?

President Obama:  should –demand regulators get Funded –DO their job AND call for change in commodity market.

One remedy –to keep the market ‘free’ –fair –flowing, Pres. Obama could, possibly, call for a two-tier market.

Tier One:  for commodity producers –continue to put up only 10% to take a futures position.

Tier Two:  for non-producers, those investing -speculating in the market –be forced to put up 100% cash, and no more margin, to take a position. Then: require new high tax on profit; no tax deduction on losses.

Now: speculators heavily invested in commodities, and in stock market, their “income”? While we, 98% of Americans, sofa-dive for coin to pay for gas, groceries –Middle easterners rioting over price of wheat, fruit, veg –food: wealthy speculators, earning most of their income in the market, pay less tax than You -anyone; their profits –income, taxed at only 15%.

You can whine about prices for food –clothing –gas to family, friends or: You can make a Difference —Write to Pres. Obama –to your reps in Congress.

Demand Commodity Market controls be enforced –speculators get no more margin –charged, taxed more.

If they Don’t hear from You:
President, Congress reps WILL assume you’re ‘fine’ with soaring costs -gas price –no tax or curbs on speculators, do nothing.

Sorry, but Plus 4 –ocean orgy…end
I read about the quake

smashed fishing boats, recordpub.com

only minutes after it happened, my First thought:  the world has asked, begged –demanded Japanese stop killing whales –clubbing dolphins –removing all tuna.

As I watched the ensuing tsunami sweep fishing boats into streets -bridges -rubble, I knew:  they would have NO boats to destroy sea creatures.

If you’re a Baby Boomer you may remember –how Yellow fin tuna tasted, how delish, when you were a child….  Now tuna population so depleted:  at risk –entire species disappearing –near-extinct thanks to Japanese fishing methods -thanks to sushi.

Japanese fishermen:  kill unwanted fish getting/netting tuna –plus remove too many tuna.

Car atop boat atop building, examiner.com

But Now:  left Alone fish have strong chance to survive –reproduce –escape.  It’s daVine Remedy –for sea life.

Sorry, but devastation in Japan:  a Plus for sea creatures….

Organic -creative -wise —daVine remedy for taking far too much from the sea… now not able to take ANY…. Nature… taking revenge… balance.

daVine Remedy –to protect wild fish –Help those helping the sea:  send donation to Green Peace Heal the Bay –your favorite environmental non-profit.

daVine Remedy –to help suffering Japanese?
I wouldn’t trust Red Cross to hold my lunch. –You forgot what they did with 9/11 donations?  They bought office supplies -furniture and bonused themselves.  When they learned their blood —AIDS-taintedrefused to stop supply –or even test.  Women in childbirth, hemophiliacs, surgery patients –killed by Red Cross blood.   After 1994 Northridge earthquake newly homeless ‘Got’:  no motel vouchers -grocery -gas -clothes vouchers -bus tokens -help -Red Cross Indifference.  I know:  I –thousands asked. Salvation Army did the heavy lifting, Red Cross:  refused.

Red Cross:  is a For-profit Business, keeps as much as possible.  If you send donation to them “for” Japanese survivors:  you have SHORT memory and, sorry, no brains.

Donate to Japanese relief–
the hottest scam going.  DO NOT respond in ANY way to ANY message you receive. Click on a ‘donate’ link:  you’ll get virus -Trojan horse -ripped off –bank account wiped out.

To donate Contact:  closest or Washington, DC Japanese Embassy or Consulate Or find an organization Yourself

For any org:  ask HOW they will get the money to Japanese government -people –get Details, verify to determine legitimacy.

daVine Remedy –to get safe -clean –renewable energy?
DONATE National Resource Defense Council the organization, among other successes, that got cars, toxins, garbage removed from Hudson River –river so CLEAN -restored, fish returned, humans swim  Does more than just care about environment -creatures -your health.  –Join for news -ideas -tips -events or donate –any amount: nrdc –I’ve followed them for years, they are superb, trustworthy.

Donate to the oldest US environmental group — Sierra Club our lobbyist, only one registered to lobby US Congress for us.

Are YOU smarter than Japanese?
Japanese: quake-hardened people, yet no personal emergency kit –now: waiting in 14-hour lines –hoping for “ten items only” –from scarce stores. ACTUALLY assemble –your own personal get-outta-trouble kit, find here:

lafiredepartment

usgov kit list

make your own kit –SF Chronicle

Or You can hide under the covers–
Don’t assemble supplies: after disaster –fire, flood, tornado, quake, hurricane, explosion –walk around begging for help, IF You can walk. But, duh, If everyone did that: we’d all die.

daVine remedy –Get a clue:
assemble a kit THIS WEEK –one for car/work, one at home. If not: don’t whine -beg for water, too later.

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You want to Know–
what’s going on –WHOLE objective story –hate ads:   You need to support our “eyes, ears” watching government –reporters can’t do the job for free –donate to PBS

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