POPSICLE INDEX

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Enter the Popsicle Project … Catherine Austin Fitts … http://www.solari.com … October 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm … posted by Shelly Meron … excerpted … Seeking to find the safest routes for kids to walk in the neighborhood and to start a community conversation about safety, Beaulieu teamed with Richmond-based nonprofit Center for Human Development, the Richmond Youth Student Empowerment center, Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia’s office and volunteers at Verde Elementary to create the project.

Its name derives from the “Popsicle Index,” which refers to the percentage of people in a particular area who feel that a child can go to a nearby store, buy a Popsicle, and return home safely.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Anyone want to hazard a guess of what the “Popsicle index” is for the children in their area…? Or for the state of Arizona…? Or the United States of America…?

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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,

Fair and balanced, yea, right…?

FOX NEWSObama vs. Rupert Murdoch: Fox News’ Blatant Transition into GOP TV … posted by Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America. … excerpted … Posted October 13, 2009. … Fox News is now explicitly a pro-Republican channel. Now the press needs to change the way it covers Fox News. ….Fox News has changed the rules. Now the press needs to change the way it covers Fox News. …Rupert Murdoch’s cable cabal is now – FOX is first and foremost, a political entity. Fox News has transformed itself into the Opposition Party of the Obama White House, which, of course, is unprecedented for a media company in modern-day America. That partisan embrace means the news media have to expand beyond typing up Fox News-ratings-are-up and the White-House-is-angry stories, and it needs to start treating the cable channel for what it is: a partisan animal.

…The press needs to drop its longstanding gentleman’s agreement not to write about other news outlets as news players – not to get bogged down in criticizing the competition – because those newsroom rules no longer apply. Fox News has exited the journalism community this year. It’s a purely political player, and journalists ought to start covering it that way.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . It appears as if the kid-gloves might be coming off and the deceptiveness of FOX NEWS exposed for the sham it is..

I would like to believe this is leading to news reporting which will be totally transparent providing full, open, honest, timely DISCLOSURE.

Yea, I know a bit Pollyanna, but a worthy goal nonetheless.

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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,

ETHICS … ?

ethicsCNN Can’t Have It Both Ways: It Can Either Broadcast Hateful Lou Dobbs or Have a Latino Audience … posted by Roberto Lovato … AlterNet. … posted October 14, 2009. … excerpted … Latinos across America are intensely concerned about CNN’s hypocrisy: broadcasting Dobbs’ anti-immigrant extremism while running a Latinos in America special series. … As CNN begins broadcasting its Latino in America series (LIA) … Its most important and expensive attempt to capture Latino audiences – Latinos are of one mind about the two faces of CNN. I know this because I just spent the last two weeks traveling the country talking to Latino communities about Lou Dobbs and CNN. I got to meet some of the more than 50,000 people who, in just the last four weeks, have signed our petition at bastadobbs.com.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . It’s not only Fox News which is being caught with its pants down but so too is CNN … once vaunted as the most trusted name in news …

People are becoming “aware” and awakening to the fact they hold authentic power and are in the process to begin to honorably exercise that power. For the for-profit-corporate-interest$ this is a most frightening acknowledgment as they can only hold power when they are able to exercise and induce fear.

Reminiscent of lyrics from the civil rights era … “we shall overcome” … and that day is here and now.

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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,