How is it conceivable we cannot and do not see, we cannot and do not hear, and we cannot and do not feel…???

imageHow is it conceivable we cannot and do not see, we cannot and do not hear, and we cannot and do not feel...???

In every moment planet Earth in virtually inexhaustible ways attempts, dramatically and subtly, to get & hold our attention… with marginal success or most often to no avail.

Rather dramatically “weather” begs, in genuine contemplative modes, we assess, NOT IF, but HOW, “we” impact “climate” globally…


Subtler hints, hit us, causing consternation, like the Trump sanction term … “alternative fact” … just what the hell is that…just hearing the term  makes us weary even dread…

This newly sanctioned term ubiquitously used in an attempt to explain away, cause doubt, to intentionally bring about misdirection, to deliberately camouflage, to deceive…putting into a state of complete chaos and turmoil who and what can we dare trust…???

EnvironmentOur Country Has Gotten So Scary, I Don’t Think I Can Live in Denial Anymore…/By Marty Kaplan, AlterNet…Ignoring climate change, white supremacy and North Korea only make these problems worse.

To Achieve Truly Equitable & Sustainable Development, We Must Dump the Notion That Self-Interest Drives Economic BehaviorBy Allen White, AlterNet…Much social and environmental damage is avoidable, if only we’d end our obsession with GDP growth.

Who Should Pay for Damage Associated With Climate Change—and Who Should Be Compensated …?By John Vogler, Marit Hammond,

What does it take to get the discussion centered on what is mankind’s contribution to creating climate change…???

Your “right” to know is a total myth in America

clip_image002…Your “right” to know is a total myth in America…

…You shall only “know” what corporate sanctions and their information shall only delivered to you in their programed pabulum manner of distribution…

U.S. Government suing people for requesting public records


The U.S. government is suing citizens requesting public records all over the country, violating the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). The government is stating that it is in “good faith” to take away more of our rights, intimidate us and delay FOIA requests, thus challenging the notion of transparency and, in turn, the Open Government Initiative.Throughout the U.S. government, a growing number of organizations, school districts, municipalities, and state agencies have filed lawsuits …
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2 backyard bullies face off

…2 backyard bullies face off…


"Dotard." "Frightened dog." "Obviously a madman." The nuclear standoff between the U.S. and North Korea has become a personal duel.

Friday, September 22, 2017 12:25 PM EDT


North Korea has long cultivated an image of defiant belligerence, punctuating its propaganda and diplomacy with colorful threats, insults and bluster. But by addressing President Trump in a personal statement on Friday, the nation’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has pushed his government’s brinkmanship to a new, potentially more perilous level.

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Furious Trump Lashes Out at Kim Jong-un in Early Morning Twitter Screed

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

The president also took aim at Facebook and Hillary Clinton. READ MORE»

Trump imposes new sanctions on North Korea; Kim says he will ‘tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire’

Kim Jong Un on Thursday reacted angrily to Trump’s remarks and actions this week, calling the president a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and Trump’s earlier speech at the U.N. “unprecedented rude nonsense.”

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Trump’s assessment of the world can only be “refreshing” if you want

…Trump’s assessment of the world can only be “refreshing” if you want WAR…

Nikki Haley Calls Trump’s U.N. Speech ‘Refreshing’

Haley lauded the president for the fiery, precedent-breaking speech he delivered during the U.N. General Assembly. …Continue reading

…if… true… makes one wonder is it greed or need..???

…if… true… makes one wonder is it greed or need..???

How Factory Farming Is Driving the Sixth Mass Extinction (Video)

By Joe Loria, AlterNet

Forests that are home to endangered animals are being cleared to grow feed crops for livestock at factory farms. READ MORE»

Koch Bro$ have GOP in their noo$e and are applying pre$

imageKoch Bro$ have GOP in their noo$e and are applying imagepre$$ure…

….Magnifies the degree to whiich our political election proce$$ is absolutely bogus…

Why is the GOP desperate to pass this terrible healthcare bill? The Koch brothers threatened them


By Jen Hayden 2017/09/21 · 13:42 Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have pulled together a bill that by all accounts is the worst option yet. Given how bad the other Republican healthcare bills have been, that’s quite the feat. They pulled this bill out of thin air because they are desperate to vote on something before a Sept. 30 deadline. Here is why the deadline is important. From Politico:

But Republicans are up against a tight deadline. Their budget reconciliation bill, which allows them to overhaul Obamacare with a simple majority, expires on Sept. 30. The deadline could work to Graham’s and Cassidy’s advantage, however, by spurring hesitant Republicans to seize what may be their last opportunity to deliver on their seven-year promise to repeal Obamacare.

Graham and Cassidy are pulling out all the stops in their attempt to sway votes ahead of this deadline. They’ve even gone so far as to promise key swing vote Sen. Lisa Murkowski that Alaska can keep Obamacare! You cannot make that up.

So why are Republicans so laser-focused on gutting health care and tackling “tax reform,” which is nothing more than cutting taxes for the wealthy? Because back in June, The Swamp ordered them to do it and Republicans are beholden to their swamp masters above all others. At the June retreat, the Koch brothers and their allies ordered them to gut health care and cut taxes—or else:

At a weekend donor retreat attended by at least 18 elected officials, the Koch brothers warned that time is running out to push their agenda, most notably healthcare and tax reform, through Congress.

One Texas-based donor warned Republican lawmakers that his “Dallas piggy bank” was now closed, until he saw legislative progress.

“Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed,” said Doug Deason. “Get it done and we’ll open it back up.”

Republicans are terrified the “Dallas piggy bank” won’t be ponying up to prop them up and buy elections like they’ve so reliably done in the past. The Koch brothers and their allies want these things, and they want them right now.

“There is urgency,” said Tim Phillips, who leads Koch network’s political arm, Americans for Prosperity, at the industrialist brothers’ retreat in Colorado Springs. “We believe we have a window of about 12 months to get as much of it accomplished as possible before the 2018 elections grind policy to a halt.”

The window for action may be even smaller, some Koch allies warned at the weekend retreat that drew roughly 400 participants to the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The price for admission for most was a pledge to give at least $100,000 this year to the Kochs’ broad policy and political network.

So, we’re at a crossroads here. Will the American people win, or will The Swamp win?

Why is it necessary for the GOP to consistently LIE about their reputedly benevolent health care act…???

…Why is it necessary for the GOP to consistently LIE about their reputedly benevolent health care act…???

The Cassidy-Graham bill probably won’t become law. And more than half of America is good with that.

A new poll shows 56 percent of Americans prefer Obamacare to a GOP proposal, which is already hanging by a thread

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·   The GOP is back at it with another sh*tty version of Trumpcare and this one takes the cake: the Cassidy-Graham bill would deprive 32 million Americans of healthcare over a decade. And the vote is coming up NEXT WEEK.

·       Governor Ducey Supports Graham-Cassidy
Governor Ducey released a statement on social media Monday supporting the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

‘Regular order’ may have just killed GOP’s Obamacare repeal. So what is it?

John McCain just staked his “no” vote on regular order, which can mean a lot of things to different people.

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Cassidy-Graham bill provision would exempt Alaska, Montana from a cap on Medicaid spending

As GOP leaders urgently sought the support of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the bill’s language has come under fresh scrutiny.

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Tens of millions of Americans could lose Obamacare tax credits because thousands of Alaskans won’t

A reported plan to win one vote could mean an oddly balanced system.

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