Throw us crumbs

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After gorging themselves with the lavish feast “we” so obediently prepared for them …. Banks throw us a few crumbs … masquerading as consumer credit card relief and re-packaging of existing home mortgages …

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . And you know what … “we” are buying it as our collective silence is deafening.

When do “we” say both individually and collectively … enough is enough, no more…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

And we believed…?

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AIG, General Motors, Chysler, Bank of America Corporation, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Citigroup Inc, The Goldman Sachs Group. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Morgan Stanley, State Street Corporation, Wells Fargo & Company. Bank of Commerce Holdings along with more than 120 additional banks are recipients of our government’s largess in the form of bailout fund$….

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . .This article from the 8-26-09 – issue of the Arizona Republic suggests the “bailout” failed those it was intended to help … NOT…?

The “bailout” assisted only those it was precisely intended to benefit. Oh, sorry, you and I were NOT on that list.

Why, you ask … precisely because “we” no longer choose to have voice in the affairs of our government. And, why you ask…? Because our awareness has been deliberately directed to other venues such as the media circus surrounding the death of Michael Jackson, the on-going baseball steroid scandal, who is Hollywood’s latest hot sex symbol, what’s the hottest TV show, the latest revelation from one of TV or radio “talking-head,” anything to keep our attention away from those issues “we” could impact and change, when provided full, open, honest, timely disclosure.

When “we” individually and collectively announce … enough is enough … we can in a heart beat change this paradigm.

Are “we” ready, yet…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

ORGANIC … why don’t we believe…?

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Desperate Food Industry Tries to Tar Michael Pollan and Organic Produce
… by Vanessa Barrington … EcoSalon … excerpted … 8-24-09 …

With growing numbers of food-conscious consumers, big corporations are trying to sully the reputation of alternatives to their style of agriculture.

What do you get when you cross a grassroots movement with a food industry fearful of losing its influence? Bogus studies, campaigns of misinformation and opinion pieces filled with myth and vitriol.

You may have noticed an uptick this year in news reporting that organic food isn’t really better for you, opinion pieces by conventional farmers saying that they are tired of being demonized by “agri-intellectuals”, and guilt-inducing ads by Monsanto in highbrow publications like the New Yorker touting the company’s ability to feed the world through technology.

The turning point was when First Lady Michelle Obama planted an organic garden on the White House lawn only to receive a letter from The American CropLife Association (Established in 1933 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., CropLife America is the nation’s largest trade organization for agriculture and pest management. We represent more than 80 developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of virtually all the crop protection products used by American farmers and growers. We are the voice of the industry that ensures the safe and responsible use of pesticides in order to provide a safe, affordable and abundant food supply) telling her that they hoped she recognized the value of conventional agriculture in American life. (and surely we can trust American CropLIfe Assoc)) Then, there were false allegations that the garden was contaminated with lead. In the face of all this, the first lady stuck with her commitment to keeping the garden organic.

Why is this happening now? For many years, organic food was a marginal market and the big players were content to let it either exist on the sidelines or hedge their bets and buy into it themselves.

According to a recent survey, consumers are confused about and skeptical of green marketing claims, and misinformed about terms like natural and organic. That’s exactly how some would like it to be.
But there’s another side to this story: The status-quoers will eventually have to acknowledge that the system as it stands now will not serve anyone’s needs much longer, even theirs. As global warming accelerates and fuel costs rise, we need to figure out how to produce food differently. Maybe consumer power won’t ever be enough to force farmers to start to look at farming differently but the limiting characteristics of our unsustainable system will.

http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/142145/desperate_food_industry_tries_to_tar_michael_pollan_and_organic_produce/?page=entire

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . As terra-firma begins to shift those seeking to desperately maintaining the “status-quo” are pulling out all stops as they manipulate the means, the methods and who sends the messages “we” receive.

And this manipulation is not limited solely to control over the foods we consume, we see it heard rear as the discussions on proposed single-payer health care are deliberately distorted.

One of the claims made challenging organic farming is the unproven accusation that organic farming methods can not produce the prodigious quantities of food currently raised using copious amounts of petrochemicals. I do not claim expertise in this area, though I would speculate that short term mass conversion to organic farming would most likely adversely affect the quantity of foods produced. This for me is understandable, in that it is unrealistic to expect ground upon which years and years of petrochemicals have been used is not going to overnight become or revert to the soil conditions from which it came.

To expect any other result is frankly – stupid.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

After the raping we got…?

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After the raping we got, we’re suppose to believe the privately owned Federal Reserve System chairman and his ilk… ?
we're from the government & we're here to help .....

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Here’s the deal … the American economy will recoup, improve, move forward, become positive ONLY when you and I feel inclined to believe.

And frankly at the moment, most are running a bit fearful questioning who and what to believe, as we have been swept along in a tsunami …of our own creation…

Many see a flickering light at the end of this tunnel, though its glow is diffused by lingering vitriolic dialogue surrounding single payer universal health care for Americans, a war of our making raging in two sovereign nations, unrestrained for-profit corporate interests taking control of those we elected to serve and to protect us.

When “we” get our feet firmly planted and stand erect we can turn all this around in a heart-beat, but that is a choice and decision we have not as yet made.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

THANK YOU … STEVE BENSON

KENNEDY
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DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Ted Kennedy was certainly not without his blemishes or faults. He leaves a noble legacy as a champion of the underdog, especially when it came to universal single-payer health care for all Americans.

One hopes “we” are prepared to take up the mantle he left behind and steadfastly proceed to enact universal single-payer health care for all Americans.

There is nothing or no one who can stop us, once “we” make up our mind to do the right thing.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

While our checks shrink

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Our check shrink$ while “we” gift… AIG … GM … Bank of America … Goldman Sachs … Morgan Stanley … Wall Street moguls with BILLION$ …

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Might there be just a bit of inequity in this arrangement…?

In today’s polarizing rhetoric one is termed saving America’s free enterprise capitalistic system while promoting equity respecting social security or single payer health care is termed socialism.

Odd isn’t it that these terms only have relevance depending upon whether you are giving or receiving…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

STEWARDSHIP & COOPERATION

Tucson’s water future depends on stewardship, cooperation
Arizona Daily Star… Robert Glennon

http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/306783

Our water supply is drying up
Arizona Daily Star… Robert Glennon, Washington Post

http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/306782

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . I would invite all citizens of Arizona to reflect it is NOT only Tucson which needs to become honest stewards of water, your very life will of necessity soon reflect how effectively we have all chosen to endorse both cooperation and stewardship of all aspects of our shared biosphere.

Or maybe you still choose to believe that man can continue to defile our world environment without any unintended consequences…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

No surprise here

az no educateThis information should NOT come as a surprise given Arizona’s voters and leaders are quite content to rank near the bottom of the education barrel…?

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

. . . How can we with a straight face call metro Phoenix the genome technology center…?

Disclosure of data such as this makes it easier to comprehend how we can choose to elect the politicians that we do … who see little or no value in single-payer universal health care for everyone which would with good health allow us to better prepare Arizona’s students.

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Or does Arizona believe there is NO correlation between one’s health and the ability to learn…?

On the other hand … an educated populous is difficult to control as then Arizona’s students will readily see through the BS we choose to deliver to them as truth.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

Playing field skewed

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It’s not that mines are inherently evil … it’s that we have allowed the playing field to be awkwardly skewed

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Without questions there are communities on all sides of the Grand Canyon which can benefit from mining activity.

But is that really the question…? I do not believe Americans intentionally want to take action which has negative economic repercussions on any community.

On the other hand, “we” are now aware the rules, regulations, laws governing all mining activity is fundamentally flawed and the for-profit mining corporations extract the minerals for which they are searching then summarily walk away leaving it for you and me to “clean-up” their devastation to our shared single biosphere..

That is totally unacceptable and intolerable…!

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

What does history honestly ask…?

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History’s demands can seem inconvenient, unfair or unreasonable. But they can’t be ignored. The Obama administration has a legal and moral duty to determine whether crimes were committed in the Bush-era detention and interrogation of “war on terror” prisoners — and, if so, to prosecute those responsible.

President Obama has made clear that “he thinks that we should be looking forward, not backward,” as spokesman Bill Burton said Monday. Obama has taken admirable steps toward assuring the nation and the world that the worst abuses — waterboarding, indefinite detention, Abu Ghraib — will not happen again. …by Eugene Robinson …Tuesday, August 25, 2009 … eugenerobinson@washpost.com

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . I certainly respect Mr. Robinson’s position and find value in it. On the other hand, is this really the only viable option open to President Obama…?

I, too find myself, choosing at times a path which demands that Bush/Cheney/ Rumsfeld/Associates are required to stand before the American people and face the “people’s court”…? What would such action prove…? There is no outcome which will not openly divide the American populous adding more polarization to an already strangulated and striated society.

Whatever “deceit” this bunch perpetrated upon the American people, and I have no doubt there were many, these individuals are NOT the first nor are the only officials to occupy those positions and to have lied to us. What is to be gained by demanding from these “liars” our … pound of flesh … it will not bring back the dead, be they American soldiers sent deceitfully into harm’s way, nor the tens of thousands of innocent civilians summarily slaughtered on the lands of sovereign nations.

The reality is that in spite of whatever honorable intentions President Obama may have, he can not guarantee that – water boarding or Abu Ghraib – will never happen again. At best, he can say he has taken steps to attempt to eliminate them during his watch…? What more can we ask of him…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

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