remember your mi$$ion is to only maximize

clip_image002Arizona Public Service = AP$ = owner Pinnacle West Capital remember your mi$$ion is to only maximize profit$$$$$ so rai$e rate$…

but lacking authentic buy-in

clip_image002 EMINENTLY qualified in this beat writer/columnist opinion only but lacking authentic buy-in from the majority of Americans…

Information, data, truth can never be absolutely suppressed it will always find a way to leak out…

clip_image002…Information, data, truth can never be absolutely suppressed it will always find a way to leak out…



Trump Will Be Remembered Into the Distant Future in a Way No other American President Is Likely to Be

By Tom Engelhardt, Tom Dispatch

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Watch This Former Trump Aide Lose His Mind Over the New York Times’ Bombshell Op-Ed

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Michael Caputo is beside himself with fury about the anonymous staffer who wrote an anti-Trump op-ed. READ MORE»



Critics Denounce Right-Wing ‘Unelected Cabal’ Represented by NYT’s Anonymous ‘Resistance’ Op-Ed

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

"Trump may be a threat, but so is this covert coup" that seeks to impose its "own ideology with zero democratic accountability, mandate or transparency." READ MORE»



‘The Call Is Coming from Inside the House’: White House Aides Are Reportedly Fearful that Anyone Could Be Secret Op-Ed Writer

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“The problem for the president is it could be so many people."  READ MORE»



Here Are 6 of the Wildest Theories About the New York Times’ Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-Ed Writer

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

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Here Are 5 Senior Trump Officials Who Might Be the Secret Author of the NYT Op-Ed Denouncing the President

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‘It’s Gonna Get Nuts in the White House’: Conservative Author Warns Trump’s Wrath Will Be Epic After NYT Op-Ed

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

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‘Someone Is Trying to Pull the Fire Alarm’: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Is Stunned by Trump Official’s Anonymous Op-Ed Blasting the President

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

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unambiguously Tilman would take a knee

image…In the current corporate sanctioned education America provides it is readily apparent indispensable essence of freedom of speech, right to assembly, equality, justice are taught in perverted terms wherein only “their” definition shall be acceptable…

…It should be sufficient that Pat Tillman’s family … casualty of “friendly fire” facts camouflaged by our military …  state unambiguously Tilman would take a knee...

Don’t Speak for My Military Family: A Veteran’s wife on Colin Kaepernick and the Nike Boycott

When people protest Colin Kaepernick’s protest, they refute everything my husband fought for

By Lily Burana / SalonSeptember 6, 2018, 3:52 AM GMT


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks to the media in New Orleans on January 31, 2013. "It is a great opportunity to put New Orleans back on the map after what happened here," he said.

Within minutes of Nike announcing Colin Kaepernick as the model for the 30th anniversary of the athletic wear company’s “Just Do It” ad campaign, the photos began popping up on social media of incensed consumers showing Nike shorts and socks with the company’s trademark swooshes cut out, soon followed by people setting their Nike sneakers ablaze. This fiat-by-flame-and-scissor appeared to be enacted by those who think athletes have nothing to complain about, and who mistakenly view the take-a-knee movement as unpatriotic, a refutation of the “Star Spangled Banner,” the flag and the troops. If you’re going to be willfully incorrect in your presumptions, maybe hacking a hole in your clothes makes sense. Just do it, I guess.

As a veteran’s wife, it’s galling to me that taking a knee continues to be miscast as "protesting the anthem" or "disrespecting the military" when Kaepernick and the other athletes who have followed suit have been clear that they are protesting the brutalization of Black Americans. And the military, in defending and upholding the Constitution, protects that right to protest. When you protest Kaepernick’s protest, even in the name of “supporting the troops,” you are refuting everything my husband fought for: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the peaceful pursuit of justice.

I know no one expects to hear this — or much of anything — from a veteran’s wife. Silence is in the military’s cultural agar, and you would be hard-pressed to find a more politically circumspect population than the tight-knit community of spouses. Unlike active-duty troops and reservists, civilian family members aren’t bound by Uniform Code of Military Justice proscriptions around expressing a political opinion or partisan stance. Still, in the interest of preserving cohesion, interpersonal harmony, and focus on mission readiness, we tend to keep it friendly by keeping schtum. The military social sphere, both in-person and online, is an occasionally awkward but largely peaceable milieu, the climate of which might best be described as strenuously neutral.

But I’m finding silence to be an increasingly untenable social default these days. As a normally taciturn veteran’s spouse, my own outspokenness mirrors a larger shift in public discourse: When the political direction of this country grows ever-more ominous, do the old rules still apply? When White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was politely asked to leave the Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, pundits burst forth with calls for “civility,” which, given the stream of offenses tumbling from the lips of our President, has largely been received as a partisan way of saying, “Don’t agree with us? Do shut up.” As the Trump administration goes lower — we’re talking children in cages here — do we still continue to go high? Is it time to raise our voices, even when we’ve been conditioned as military spouses to keep the peace?

Troops and military family members are prohibited from displaying political campaign signage or flags on government quarters. But while we tend to keep our political affiliations close to the vest, political leanings can be signaled subtly: a bumper sticker here, a TV tuned Fox or MSNBC there. Kirstin, a blonde and lithe Captain’s wife who could be passably convincing as either a Daughter of the Confederacy or a Lululemon model, dropped her kids off at our military daycare center one day wearing a shirt that said, “Nah.—Rosa Parks”. This sartorial nod to racial justice bumped her from my nodding acquaintance to friend.

A fashion statement can indeed be a political statement, as exhibited when First Lady Melania Trump visited an immigrant detention center wearing a khaki Zara parka sporting the message, “I really don’t care. Do u?” If the First Lady — the spouse of the very top of the military chain of command and historically the ultimate model of decorum — can justify wearing an offensive jacket telling the world that she really doesn’t care, then surely military spouses can justify taking off the gloves when it comes to telling the world that we really, truly do.

We are living in a different America now, and we who have built our families around those sworn to defend it are proof positive of a shift in the conversational weather.  We have found ourselves at a turning point, where Falstaff’s admonishment that “discretion is the better part of valor” butts up against Dr. Martin Luther King’s “there comes a time when silence is betrayal,” and morally weighting the latter. Perhaps what this reflects, more than anything, is that we care enough to privilege patriotism over the tradition of propriety.

After all, when we stay silent, others are happy to speak for us. Military families are cloistered on posts and bases and underrepresented in the media, so we are particularly vulnerable to stereotyping. Counter-protesters sharing photos of themselves burning their shoes and cutting up their socks in our names could be seen as speaking for us, and who will correct them? Less than 8 percent of living Americans have ever served in the military, and only .4 percent of the current population is active duty, so the potential for misrepresentation is considerable.

Since marrying a soldier 15 years ago, I’ve learned that military families are resilient, adaptable, dedicated and, above all, good sports. But there is a limit to how far we will bend, especially when it comes to how our image and our duties are represented. As members of the military, our spouses, our children, and in some cases our own selves, sign up in support of this great democracy. We will not be insulted in service to cheap emotional and political manipulation. Even the widow of Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman stated that Tillman himself would take a knee, and would oppose the use of his image to drum up clicks and controversy in objection to the Kaepernick ad. Know this: In all our glorious diversity, one common trait military spouses share is bone-deep devotion to country and to family—ours and others’.

Corporations like Nike are motivated by profit, and I’m skeptical about making big business an altar of worship or a moral guidepost. That doesn’t make Nike’s support of Kaepernick, which they had to know could provoke a backlash, any less decent.

To the athletes taking a knee — and the team personnel and companies that support them — you are true patriots, and I thank you.

As to those who think they’re doing me a favor by objecting to Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest — his right that, as a military spouse, I signed on to support my husband in defending — thanks, but no thanks. If you’re inclined to literally rend your garments over Nike’s ads, I’ve got some advice for you: Keep your socks on.

Our government informed us all the atmospheric testing of atomic/nuclear bombs 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada was SAFE … but … hundreds if not thousands in the path of the fallout developed cancer and died… but … our government successfully buried release of that information…

…Our government informed us all the atmospheric testing of atomic/nuclear bombs 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada was SAFE … but … hundreds if not thousands in the path of the fallout developed cancer and died… but … our government successfully buried release of that information…

Gov’t said the air was safe, now thousands of 9/11 first responders have cancer

As Americans prepare for the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and New York City residents have reported 9/11-related cancers.In early August the New York Post reported on newly released numbers of reported 9/11 related illnesses, including 9,795 total case of 9/11-related cancer. The numbers were released by the federally funded World Trade Center Health Program.According to the program there have been more than 400 documented cases of death from 9/11-related cancers. …
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Frankly without caution thoughtful continuous oversight this scares the bejesus out of me…

clip_image002…Frankly without caution thoughtful continuous oversight this scares the bejesus out of me…

Germline genome editing: scientists consider altering the genes in babies before they’re born

In BriefThe Facts:Soon we could be able to edit the DNA of unborn fetuses to prevent them from developing certain diseases.Reflect On:Just because we can do something does it mean we should do it? At what point have we gone too far, should we just let nature take care of these things?What was once something coming directly from sci-fi movies depicting the future, is now soon to be a reality — editing the genes in babies before they are born could help them live decades longer and reduce the risk of …
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Would you have honestly expected any other position from TRUMP…???

Would you have honestly expected any other position from TRUMP…???

The White House Disputes That American Wages Are Stagnating

The White House is countering a government agency’s findings that Americans’ wages haven’t grown as quickly as cost of living over the past year.


Middle-Income Americans Are Increasingly Making Use of the Social Safety Net

A new report released by the Brookings Institution finds the safety net is not just for low-income folks anymore.