worthy of your time to contemplate

…The Op-Ed by David Brooks is worthy of your time to contemplate…

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The Internal Invasion

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determine just what Trump’s aim at “big-pharma” accomplished…???

…Hold that thought Natural News and we’ll check back with you in about 18 months to determine just what Trump’s aim at “big-pharma” accomplished…???

Donald Trump the first President in decades to finally take aim at Big Pharma’s…

01-20-2017  •  http://www.naturalnews.com  …….monopolistic drug cartel…(NaturalNews) …. Tens of millions of Americans have been suffering under the crushing weight of rising healthcare costs–which, of course, were supposed to drop drastically, we were promised, when Obamacare was fully impleme …

But that’s a story for another day, right…???

clip_image002…President Trump noted in his inauguration speech the following …We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. …I note he did not choose to indicate it was American corporate and the 1% which richly benefitted from this off-shoring of industry…

…But that’s a story for another day, right…???

It ain’t over and the ”fat lady” ain’t sung yet…

clip_image001… It ain’t over and the ”fat lady” ain’t sung yet…

How the American Postal Workers Union Scored One of its Biggest Wins Ever

This is a major victory full of important lessons.

By Bruce Vail / In These Times  ………..Members of one of the largest labor unions for post office workers are celebrating the success of a three-year campaign to roll back a commercial alliance between the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and office supplies retailer Staples that threatened a major advance in the privatization of the national mail system. Coming just before the accession of Donald Trump to the White House, the victory marks one of the most successful corporate campaigns by any labor union during the Obama era.

 

The success also marks the rejuvenation of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) under the leadership of Mark Dimondstein. First elected as president in 2013, Dimondstein promised union members a more aggressive attack on USPS privatization initiatives and a more progressive union overall. He delivered on those promises with the Staples campaign, and stood out in 2016 as one of the few union leaders to back insurgent Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the White House.

educated “not” to see the “elephant” in the room

clip_image002 Americans for the past 50 years are slowly & methodically educated “not” to see the “elephant” in the room … The USA has a very active “shadow” government … they only want “us” to see that which they sanction… and for damn sure it is not America’s rigging of the free election of other nations…

Noam Chomsky: American Foreign Policy Has a Long, Ugly History of Election-Rigging

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet ….Chomksy says it’s a bit rich for our political establishment to complain about Russian interference.  …………READ MORE»

Same coin … two sides

clip_image002…Same coin … two sides … “WE” put in place the rules, regulations, statutes, laws propagating this fiasco…  To encourage mining we choose to look the other way as our environment was raped and polluted … In the process we tied the hands of other agencies reputedly designed to protect our environment … Way past time to straighten out the mess “WE” created…

Reuters

The U.S. EPA denied $1.2 billion in claims for economic losses stemming from a 2015 toxic wastewater spill accidentally triggered by the agency at a defunct Colorado mine, that fouled waterways in three states. The EPA said in a statement that it was "not legally able to pay" damage claims over the discharge from the Gold King Mine, located near the town of Silverton in southwestern Colorado

 

Navajo Nation, New Mexico leaders outraged after EPA says it won’t pay Gold King Mine claims

it is not sufficient that only a part of the nations and people of planet Earth despise us… McCain wants everyone to despise us…???

…it is not sufficient that only a part of the nations and people of planet Earth despise us… McCain wants everyone to despise us…???

McCain’s $5 Trillion Military Budget: Will It Make America Great Again?

01-20-2017  •  https://www.youtube.com ………Arizona Senator John McCain has proposed a massive increase in military spending, arguing that the US must be able to fight and win conventional wars in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Is this a great leap forward…or a blunder back to the past?