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This year is a three-axis candle burning from all 6 ends...
This year is a three-axis candle burning from all six ends.
A storm is coming. FuzzPaddingtonTrumpMegaLore.flac <--Evidence (significant file dates and several dozen earwitnesses exist)
Reality supercedes the hacked Democracy Republicanisms.
Is the bogus stage being set for SicksPence?
MAYBE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE A DEMOCRAT (OR OTHER PARTY AFFILIATED PERSON)...
BUT IF SO, DID YOU READ ANY OF THIS ?
http://www.gp.org/issues <--This is an easy chart to look at.
It's so easy from this chart to comprehend what's missing from the American system which is yet still available.
Evil is not lesser; stop voting for it, please, if you do.
And maybe you need proof of concept. This was so elementary to me in terms of reasonable rationality, there was absolutely no logical compassionate competition.
The Green Party ideas are so no-nonsense, there was no need to compare ridiculously charged binary propaganda, no need to witness risky geopolitical blunders from supposed professionals. The Green Party ideas are sensible and truthful. It only takes a few minutes to comprehend them versus the weeks to months to years of inconsistencies of the other parties.
Or maybe you think that Green Party good people are just wallflowers on the sidelines.
Nope, Good People are involved with reporting serious events and trying to bring honest to goodness improvement.
These are not sore losers; these are the winners of righteous choices to continue to try and protect the nation from tyranny: http://greenpapers.net/did-the-gop-s...016-selection/
And we have the opportunity to be involved...
Unite and Fight (by Jill Stein)
Empathy, Appreciation, and a Call to Action
I am writing to share my thoughts with you as we grieve together this morning after Donald Trump's election.
I want to acknowledge the very real pain that so many Americans are feeling. We cannot and will not concede to what a Trump presidency represents for people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, LGBT folks, the poor and working people.
We call on all Americans to stand together with oppressed communities and demand that Trump respect the human rights and dignity of all people in our society and our world. We must stand with people of color, with immigrants and Indigenous people, with Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ people, women, and all whose rights are threatened. Solidarity must be our guiding principle.
This bitter election has left the overwhelming majority of Americans feeling disgusted. Polls show a large majority of voters were motivated by fear of the other candidate, not support for their candidate. This is another symptom of a democracy on life-support.
Many are rightly outraged about the DNC's sabotage of Bernie Sanders, who by all indications would have trounced Donald Trump.
We must also recognize the leading role played by corporate media in turning this election into a toxic reality show. The media elevated Trump at the bidding of the Democratic National Committee - and to boost their own advertising profits. They also marginalized Bernie Sanders, and massively silenced our campaign and Gary Johnson's in a year when Americans were screaming for more choices. And they legitimized corporate-controlled debates that locked out political competition. One study found that our campaign received 3 seconds of coverage on corporate media for every 1,700 minutes for Trump and every 1,000+ minutes for Clinton.
We urgently need to support independent media whose only agenda is informing the public of the truth.
In spite of all the barriers to our participation, we earned over one million votes for peaceful revolution, more than doubling our vote count in 2012.
The anti-establishment revolt we're witnessing is driven by very real suffering in our country. High real unemployment, falling real wages, lack of affordable healthcare and education have devastated our communities, while both establishment parties have pushed corporate trade deals, wars for oil and Wall Street bailouts to enrich the elite. The anger at economic inequality is easily manipulated to divide the people against each other.
We must revive American democracy, if we are to stop our descent into authoritarianism.
One of the most hopeful developments is that Maine has become the first state to pass ranked choice voting, which also won in Benton County, OR. Ranked choice voting could end fear-driven voting and reverse the race to the bottom that our elections have become.
Greens also worked hard to pass statewide initiatives calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish corporate constitutional rights and the concept that money equals speech in Washington and California.
We must build coalitions for democracy reforms including the replacement of the electoral college with a national popular vote, ending corporate constitutional rights, public election financing, and free public airtime for candidates to counter the corporate media's failure to inform the public.
The Green Party also continued its long record of electing grassroots candidates to local office, with Greens winning 10 elections in California, 5 in Michigan and 3 in Minnesota.
I congratulate all our local candidates and volunteers - you are the heart and soul of our party.
It's clearer than ever that America desperately needs a principled alternative to the predatory political establishment. I hope you will continue as an invaluable member of our team, working with myself, Ajamu and all of our campaign - as we continue the work of building a party for people, planet and peace over profit.
We must work as if our lives depend on it. Because they do.
This campaign is not ending. To start with, we will be supporting actions against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as part of a series of protests in Washington DC from Nov 12 - 17. We will be building Occupy Inauguration protests in January. Throughout the coming year we will be organizing campaign schools and trainings for new candidates.
We will also be organizing campaigns to enact Ranked Choice Voting in the presidential race, and for a People's Presidential Debate Commission – to replace the repressive bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates – for the election starting in 2020.
So stay tuned. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Don't mourn - organize.
And keep fighting for the greater good.
Together we will create an America and a world that works for all of us. The power to create that world is not just in our hopes. It's not just in our dreams. It's in our hands.
November 9, 2016
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The only riddle is the contorted pseudoreality of the status quo.
Science is everywhere. Maybe it just hasn't landed upon you yet.
The human community is an element of the Earth community, not the other way around. All human endeavors are situated within the dynamics of the biosphere. If we wish to have sustainable institutions and enterprises, they must fit well with the processes of the Earth. The ideology of industrialism, in both capitalist and communist countries, insists that modern society lives on top of nature and should rightly use and despoil the rest of the natural world as we desire— because any loss of the ecosystems is merely an "externality" in economic thought and because any problems can be addressed later by a technological fix. We are now living through the painful consequences of that arrogant, ignorant perspective. Many of our children suffer from accumulations of mercury and other toxins in their neurological systems, environmentally related cancer is on the rise, and our air and water are increasingly polluted. Meanwhile, our ecosystems are being compromised by the spreading presence of genetically engineered organisms.
Our houses and buildings, manufacturing processes, and industrial agriculture were all designed with the assumption of an endless supply of cheap and readily available fossil fuels. Pollution and despoiling the land were not part of the thinking. The Green Party, however, is optimistic about the alternatives that now exist and that could be encouraged through tax policy and the market incentives of fuel efficiency. We also challenge the grip of the oil, automotive, and automobile insurance industries that have managed to block or roll back progress in public mass transit. The gutting of subsidies for the railroads has meant not only fewer passenger routes but also the addition of thousands of large freight trucks on our highways, decreasing public safety and increasing pollution. We are committed to extending the greening of waste management by encouraging the spread of such practices as reduce, return, reuse, and recycle. We strongly oppose the recent attempts to roll back the federal environmental protection laws that safeguard our air, water, and soil.
The health of the life-support systems— the ecosystems on our continent — is of paramount importance. Inherent in the efficient dynamics of those ecosystems is a vital profusion of biodiversity. Therefore, the Greens call for a halt to the destruction of habitats, which are being sacrificed to unqualified economic expansion. We humans have a moral responsibility to all of our relations, many of which are facing extinction because we carelessly and permanently halt their long evolutionary journey.
The Green Party also supports the spread of organic agriculture and the careful tending of our nation's precious remaining topsoil. We support planetary efforts to slow the ever-increasing numbers of humans pressuring the ecosystems, and we especially support the reduction of consumption of the world's raw materials by the industrialized Northern Hemisphere. We are appalled by our country's withdrawal from serious efforts to limit greenhouse gases that are contributing mightily to global climate disruption. The Green Party strongly urges the United States to adopt an actively responsible position in this crisis and to take significant action to address the problem.