Hi, my name is Roger. I've just joined, suggested by @REBerg, after the well-used 'World Affairs' section on the www.sffchronicles.com was closed because it was becoming too difficult to moderate properly. How do the buttons work. What do the up and down buttons mean? And why can't I use the 'like' button? Thanks
Two individuals interested in joining newBluePlanet have told be that they can't sign-up because the "location" field refuses to accept any value provided. That seems to indicate a problem on the site side, rather than on the member side of the software. As I recall, the location field wasn't mandatory. I submitted a message last week, but I'm still awaiting a response. Can the issue be fixed?
I still don't know how to change politics. I can give you 2 more scandals without noise. Not really official scandals, of course, the (only left investigation paper is under pressure) but what ther hell !!! you have news (that I usually have) I have news that would make you scream/curl your hair/ curdle your blood....but I take it that you don't care. I mean your media don't care. but you know,..too much information kills the information, we're getting so blunt ourselves. not bad, "hyper casher",almost worse because of the coverage... 4 dead(5 inckuding a cop) was bad enough.
There's little wonder how much better and safer our WORLD would be IF the 2000 election was decided honestly! "Ineptitude: the quality or state of being inept" : "incompetent " Fitting If for nothing else, Trump deserves an A plus for saying bush was in office for 8 months when our country was hit by that devastating terrorist 9 1 1 attack on U S. and on a 5 week vacation, cutting brush on his ranch, in Crawford Texas.....
at over 35,000 views since May 2011, the first post in this thread may be the most widely read single post on this site there's a more comprehensive post on huff that sums up the Bush Presidency very effectively in just a few paragraphs: Need More Evidence That Bush Was the Worst President? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mw-jacobs/more-evidence-bush-was-that_b_8462640.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592 the article should be required reading in history class
Omnia has a song which you may like, V, which they've released since last time I posted on this thread. Political as all hell, it is, and is about environmentalism. You may remember, it was post number four this thread I linked to their song "I Don't Speak Human," the song where first I introduced you to Jenny Evans van der Harten and that hurdy gurdy of hers. I do recall indeed you liked the hurdy gurdy. Earth Warrior
Take money from the education systems & build High School football stadiums, in Texas towns, costing 6 million............. and one wonders why the USA has 1/3rd of eligible voters voting? uummm.......... no question, I'm sorry to say
another Cracked football tackle, this time High School: http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1750-bigger-than-nfl-5-realities-texas-school-football.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-weekly-20150909
Cracked has posted a brutal takedown of the NFL: 5 Reasons the NFL's Way More Evil Than You Thought Possible http://www.cracked.com/article_21720_5-reasons-nfls-way-more-evil-than-you-thought-possible.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-daily-20150825 it is a striking example of what you get when you combine a brutal sport with brutal corporate management
The Fossil Fuel Energy Industry Is Now Entering Terminal Decline skip skip It's happening TODAY guys... My heat pump is blowing cool air on me,cost FREE, at this very moment. I'm banking kwh's for heat this Winter, my neighbor, next door, hasn't bought a cent worth of gas for his Chevy Volt since his solar panel installation in April. I bought me some GM stock (some of us are of moral character and invest in our future.....) after I transferred my IRA to an Ameritrade account the other day.......... .65 of a % doesn't cut it anymore.... GM pays 4.64% at this moment. My gain in a couple of days.........GM +4.9%..........Got to set stops on these stocks, though! To Reb's point we are paying hugely in subsidizing the fossil fuel Industry.....
The Fossil Fuel Industry Receives $10 Million Every Minute in Subsidies | VICE News skip Greasing the wheels of fossil fuel production — and consumption — will cost $5.3 trillion in 2015, coming in the form of subsidies to oil, natural gas, and coal, according to a report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). That's right: $10 million every minute of the year goes to keeping fossil fuel prices low and demand high for the benefit of the most profitable industry in history. According to the IMF's calculations, oil, gas, and coal subsidies are equivalent to 6.5 percent of global gross domestic product. To put that in perspective, total expenditures for public healthcare worldwide equal 6 percent of global GDP. skip Knowledge is POWER and WE'RE getting smarter So hopefully, the 2/3rds of Democratic voters that stayed home last election will vote this time around
Absolutely! How is it that members of the 1 percent see that half of the circle that ends with their profits but are unable to see the half in which they distribute those profits to those who made those profits possible. They are not just employees, they are the consumers who will turn right around and return the money they're given in exchange for the goods and services that drive profits. Our economy cannot be powered by a broken circle.
Boy, you ain't never told no lie!!!!! Yes, this is exactly the point that I and so many other Keynesians have been saying for decades. Wall Street is entirely too wrapped up the Now to look to the future. That's why they ship all our jobs to China: If, today, they can save 5% by doing so (this is the average savings for corporations who out-source off-shore) they will do so, ignoring the fact that by putting people out of work, or by depressing their wages there is no one who can afford their products. They got it backwards. The Keynesians preach bottom up, not trickle down, economics. The economy is driven by consumerism. So, make the consumers wealthy, you can sell them a lot. Make them poor, no one is shopping. Oh, but that will hurt their bottom line this quarter, and so to hell with tomorrow!
Decisions, decisions. Constituent pressure vs. special interest commitments. What is a politician to do? Following the wishes of those who put you in office, also known as doing your job, would put a dent in your income. Continuing to do the bidding of those who are paying you might mean angering your constituents to the point of being replaced in the next election. How many voter contacts would it take to get an official to the right thing? How do we get people to contact their representatives when we can't even get a majority to the polls to elect them in the first place?
the key is increasing the democratic process by increasing people power over money power and doing it in baby steps, 1 at a time -- incremental change the first practical step would be pressuring politicians to change policies in ways most people would agree on e.g. making it easier for all citizens to vote, curbing the most obvious abuses of money influence, etc..
actually, the default on the old forum was newest last, so you may have changed it yes, it is possible to change it here but i don't know where that option appears if i find it i'll let you know you could also try searching the help facility here or googling the question this forum software is Invision Power version 4 (aka IVP)
I hate to be repetitive, but how do we do that? I once suggested, somewhat tongue-in-cheek ,as a means of short-circuiting the political money machine, that candidates take all the special interest money they can, then do nothing in return after being elected. Of course, that would never happen. The question remains. How do we achieve election reform when those in power are the ones benefiting from the current policies?