Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 

Radical Republicans Promote Rape and Gang Rape in their Political Platform

Republicans, now the Tea party hijackers, true colors are now coming out. Todd Akin solidly represents what the Republican party now stands for, and they are trying to hide it. They want him out. They are willing to sacrifice the chance at a senate seat to do it. They are eating their own young. Why? The American Public really needs to ask some hard questions around this. This is really nothing more outrageous than what Jerry Falwell or any number of Radical Right Republicans have said before. Face it, the Republican Right has never accepted any kind of rights for women. Whether it is Choice, Medical care, pay equality, or the right to vote. The Republicans just came out with their political platform for the National Convention. Front and center it eliminates a Women’s right of self determination of her own reproductive health care in the form of the “Human Life Amendment”. Here is the key phrase: ‘Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed’ So all we have to do to politically sanctify removing anyones rights in America is mention the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, or the Constitution, in the same passages and that makes it OK. So when Congressman Akin comes out with the phrase "LEGITIMATE RAPE", he is really representing the current mainstream of the Republican(Read; Tea Party) Philosohpy. How about we just cut to the chase and define the real original intent of these fine founding documents and the Men that created them; Women, Black people and poor people cannot vote and have no say in society! This is what our imperfect forefathers formed in this imperfect Union. It took hundreds of thousands of deaths in a Civil War to try and make this a more perfect Democracy, but still it left out women for another 55 years. The Human Life Amendment that the Radical Republicans in their platform are pushing makes no mention of Rape in the context of eliminating a Woman’s Choice over her own body. So if you are Raped ladies, tough. You are going to have a child that will traumatize you each time you look at it. They are trying to turn the clock back to 1920 when women really had no say in their lives or society. Getting back to their need to get rid of Scott Akin. He just said in bare, unobstructed language what the Radical Republican Platform is saying: Women you have no say and no rights. Your body does not belong to you and you after all are just a sexual object in a mans world. You don’t have to just listen to me, take a page out of the Republican agenda in the United States Senate. Remember the Frankin amendment? The Frankin Amendment was added by now Senator Frankin from the state of Minnesota to the Defense appropriations bill. This said that Women who are raped, gang raped and otherwise sexually harassed could sue in Federal Court. This seems like it was already plausible but, not if you worked for KBR or Haliburton corporations and any of a half dozen other overseas Defense contractors. They had as part of the contract to work for them and make exorbitant salaries, the clause that you could not sue them for any kind of sexual misconduct while under there employ. WOW! Really? So there came about several cases of gang rape by fellow employees in these corporations, particularly Halibuton, of women and these woman had no legal recourse. So Senator Frankin thought this was not right that the American Government would spend its money with corporations that promoted the gang rape of its employees. It is astonishing that 30 Senators would vote in favor of corporations allowing their female employees to be gang raped with no legal recourse. Here are the Senators that think GANG RAPE is acceptable: Alexander (R-TN) Barrasso (R-WY) Bond (R-MO) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Graham (R-SC) Gregg (R-NH) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Johanns (R-NE) Kyl (R-AZ) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Wicker (R-MS) All of these Senators were embarrassed by their vote. They had real trouble justifying it to even their very conservative constituency, which brings us back to our Tea Party friends. These Senators voted for no regulation, a Tea Party golden rule. They voted for no government involvement, a Tea Party golden rule. They voted for Corporations’ to have a free hand in dealing with employees, no collective bargaining, no unions, no legal recourse to employment disputes, a Tea Party golden rule. Following these golden rules of the Tea Party platform, which is embedded now in the Republican National platform in parts like the Human Life Amendment, creates an environment of chaos where Gang Rape and sexual harassment flourish, because THERE ARE NO RULES. These golden rules sound nice because you individually are ‘given back’ all these rights the government has supposedly ‘taken away’ from you. We collectively forget that it is the government that levels the playing field of rights in society through the courts, laws and regulations. Otherwise, Corporate moguls like Rupert Murdoch, the Koch brothers, Mitt Romney, and others can pay less taxes, and have more say in a society than the average citizen and get their way over the rights of most other individuals in society. This is not EQUALITY, which is a word also found in the constitution. All men(and women) are created EQUAL, which is a word found in the Declaration of Independence. If we follow the Tea Party golden rules, we will live in a country of chaos, of NO RULES.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

 

Pirates in Yamikas

Pirates in Yamikas

Google search to witness Israeli executions in International Waters.
We have all seen the Real Israel.  Israel is willing to commit PIRACY in international waters to limit the food supplies going to the Palestinian people.  They are willing to commit murder in the open to cover the trail of blood on Israel’s hands.   We all now know that APARTEID in the West Bank and Gaza are real.  Israel is murdering Palestinian people in an effort to hold down the population.  The indigenous Palestinian population will overtake the transplanted and indigenous Jewish population in Israel in just a few years.  Israel’s solution to this is the same as the once loathed South African regime during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s; separate, starve, jail and murder the population off so they cannot have children.
Separate and Jail: Israel knows that if they keep enough Palestinian men behind bars their wives cannot have children because of their devotion to their religion, just like APARTEID.  They routinely deport indigenous Palestinians out of the country without their family, separating husbands and wives.
Starve:  Israel stops shipments of produce, medicine, and other supplies from coming in and going out of the West Bank and Gaza, in many cases until they spoil and/or are of little economic value.  The PIRACY by Israel on the high seas is just an example that got our attention; THIS IS HAPPENING EACH DAY IN THE WEST BANK AND GAZA AT OVER 500 CHECK POINTS AND WITH AN ILLEGAL BLOCKADE.
Murder:  There is a 40% infant and maternal mortality rate at ISRAELI CHECKPOINTS on the West Bank and Gaza.  Soldiers refuse to allow women to move through checkpoints to get to hospitals that are sometimes within sight of where their newborns die. Palestinian Mothers die in outrageous numbers at these very same checkpoints in childbirth.   Israel has an unstated policy of murder of Palestinians around the world, whenever and where ever they want in complete disregard of International Law and the Criminal Laws of the countries in which they operate.
1.We must stop sending foreign aide to Israel to the tune of 10 Billion dollars a year between military and civilian aide.
2.We must not allow Israel to commit murder against our Laws on our soil.
3.We must investigate the original acts of Piracy by Israel, the theft of hundreds of kilos of Plutonium on a French ship in the Mediterranean and the killing and wounding of hundreds of United States Sailors on the USS Liberty in 1967.
4.We must stop the constant spying of Israeli secret service on the United States.  Israeli spies in jail now in the United States amount to more spies than all other ethnic or country groups combined.
The only real way we will have any impact on the renegade state of Israel is to BOYCOTT all goods and services, just as they do to the Palestinians. We defeated APARTHEID once before, and the people of the World can do it again. Let us get together and stop the GENOCIDE being committed by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza. Israel should know better.
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Friday, October 09, 2009

 

The Psychology of Encouragement by Alfred Nobel

I was driving to a Health Fair this morning and got reminded again how we, Americans and America, are still the center and the focus of the World. As much as others like China and Russia would like to compete with us, they still look to us to compete. We set the standard. When we abuse that position, as we have for the last eight years, the world shudders, it feels out of control.
As an example of the above, just look at the cold War. The Russians copied every piece of military technology we put in the field. We were considered the leader by them. We built a bomber they built a bomber. We built and ICBM, they built an ICBM. We built a swing wing jet, they built a swing wing jet. We built a MIRV warhead, they built a MIRV warhead. We would build something that did not work, and they would copy it.
The Chinese copy everything from DVD’s and CD’s to tools and trade secrets. They started their own space program with the intent to send a man to the moon. Is this the ultimate flattery or what?
The largest spy network in the United States is run by Israel. They copy technology from military to industrial and take it home to reproduce. We like to brow beat the Chinese about not honoring these proprietary rights but it is Israel that does the most industrial espionage in the United States, and we send them 30 billion dollars a year in foreign aide to help them do it.
In the last eight years, we acted like a 3 year old having a tantrum. We acted on magical thinking, we wanted what we wanted, and we bullied and emotionally derided those who would not go along with what we wanted. We did not play nice in the World, and the World took a back seat to wait till we did something that showed we would come to our senses. The World thought this would happen in 2004 with the election. It did not. We continued our infantile rampage with spokesman like Rush Limbaugh, Jerry Falwell, Glen Beck, and OReilly. This is what the world heard along with the shock and awe of our weapons.
Barack Obama won the Nobel Prize today. The World is sending us a message. They are pleased that we have started electing smart people to be our leaders again. They are saying that we need more reasoned policies, like those proposed by this young President. They are encouraging us to be the best we can be, to take the moral high ground and not wavier from this position of leadership in the World.
I am proud of my country, America. I believe it is a privilege to be the moral and economic leaders of the World. I believe it is also a responsibility we must hold as sacred, to be good stewards of the position we are looked to to perform and that we created. Our new President is leading us in this New direction, not enough of us are willing to set aside politics to follow. They offer no alternatives, only the desire to cling to the disasterphilosophy of the last eight years. Whatever that was.
The Noble prize was awarded to our President not because he has accomplished his many goals working toward Peace, Prosperity, and Safety in the World. The last President gave the message to the World ‘Mission Accomplished’. It was a lie, a publicity campaign to cover up the destruction and despair we had brought to the World, for no good reason than we wanted to. This President has made bold proposals, set high moral goals and expectations for America and those in the World that will be our partners again. He has told America and the World the Truth. We are in for rough times. It will take hard work to get out of the mess we are in and we created. He has set the challenge for America in Health Care, in Energy, in Nuclear Proliferation, in Pollution, in the Financial Markets, and most of all in Philosophy.
I am elated that our President, who happens to be Barack Obama, won the Nobel Prize for Peace. He won it and deserves it because he represents such a starkly positive contrast to the last eight years of disasterphilosophy, that the World now wants to engage with us again.
The addendum to this story is the response. The Radical Republicans that mortgaged the future we are now paying for with our blood and treasure are lining up to condemn this award. They condemn our President, and our country in doing so. They are showing their true colors. They are in the company that befits the bankrupt philosophy they have championed for the last eight years and longer. They line up with the Taliban. They line up with Al Queda. They line up with Hamas. They line up with O’Reilly. They line up with Beck. They line up with Limbaugh. With this stance, they can only retreat behind the walls of hypocrisy or Treason.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

 

The Health Care problem in America

You are witnessing a fight to the death of the Profits, overcompensated CEO's, and shareholders of the Health Care industry with the people of the United States. I have heard polls saying that 70% of the Americans support a Public Option. I have heard that the government is going to take over YOUR Health Care. I have heard that the government is going to decide whether your Grandmother should live or die. I do not believe a lot of the rhetoric from either side of the debate vs shrill screaming maniacs.
Here is what I know. I am a provider on many different insurance panels. A lot of my colleges are not. I know why they are not, they got tired of the constant fight with Health Insurance companies to get paid. They take private pay(CASH)only and certain EAP's(Employee Assistance Program) that are very easy to work with. These same Therapists are now seeing dramatic drops in their Private Practices because most of the public in these hard times cannot afford $120 an hour, even for Therapy. I do not want to embellish my ability, but I saw this coming. That is one reason I decided to get paneled on every insurance that I could.
My other reasoning for taking and keeping my standing in the Health Insurance quagmire is I believe that if people earn benefits they ought to be able to use them. I encourage people to use what they pay for if they need it. In this time of economic challenge, my Private Practice is full. This does not mean I am doing better than other Therapists, I am not. I spend a minimum of 60 -90 minutes a work day per week trying to extract payment from the Health Insurance industry. So, per hour if someone charges $100, and they take cash, they get $100 for their effort minus overhead. I charge $100, but Health Insurance companies will only pay $60(which I am willing to take for the sake of the client) minus overhead, but it is also minus $15 for the extra time I have to spend trying to get paid from the Health Care industry. So, I make $45 an hour minus my overhead. This is dramatically less than my colleges make per hour because of the Health Insurance industry.
This is the same industry which the naysayers to Public Sponsored insurance say does a better job than the Government. This is the same industry that pays their CEO's 7 and 8 figure incomes, 9 figure incomes if you include bonus and stock options. This is the same industry that is spending 1.8 million dollars a day on the Congress to stop a Public Option in any reform bill that comes from Congress. Gee they must be really scared.
Something else I know, Health Insurance company profits increased during 2002 to 2006 from 1.7 billion to 15.6 billion dollars.
This is the same percentage increase as the rise in Health Care costs. This happens while the same companies deny payment to me for silly reasons like, they cant read the date of birth, they do not have the name spelled correctly in their system, they did not record an authorization when they client called in to get the authorization(even though they have a record of the client calling), and sometimes they just do not pay until I have submitted the bill several times. I have gotten paid as long out as 8 months. This is ALL of the Health Care companies. Some EAP's are good to work with. Victim Witness(a government sponsored Health Payment program)is good to work with and pay full fee. This is what I know about the Health care industry.
It is time to have a real debate about Health Care in America. Everyone agrees that we need a change. If government sponsored Health Care is so bad, we will need to change Medicare and the Veterans Administration, because they are the largest government sponsored Health Care administrations in the world. I would prefer to have the government to work with, they would have one set of forms to fill out instead of 12 different forms. I would have only one set of benefits to bill for instead of the convoluted 4-5 sets of benefits for each company. The government does this kind of thing out of stupidity, insurance companies make this process confusing in order to make money. They do make a lot of money.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

 

Welcome to the new theme

I believe I have found my voice again. The last administration was terrible, and I needed to speak out against it vehemently as I did. Others did as well. But they were only part of the problem, and you will see many more things come out where they committed agregious acts against our freedom and civil liberties for purely partisan gain. The horrors that have yet to be reveiled about the last administration will pale as I illuminate the real problem facing the United States in the 21st century.
Please stay tuned and hopefully together we will be educated.
Rest easy tonight for we have a long road ahead of us.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

 

GMAC bail out, good money after bad.......

This BAIL OUT BULLSHIT has now become personal. GMAC the economic lending institution that has helped GM sell us all those gas guzzlers that killed our planet is now getting money to sustain itself.
I remember these guys. I lost my job in another city and had to move back to my home town to start over. I had to declare bankruptcy. It was hard times in the 80's but I did it I had a brand new car, financed through these BASTARDS at GMAC. I wrote them letters and tried to negotiate with them. They would not. I went to Bankruptcy and wrote them saying that I would keep making my payments. They charged me a late fee for each and every payment that I made for two and a half years on time to them after that. I tried to make double payments. I tried letters. No. GMAC charged me a late fee for all the time left on my contact. I vowed never to do business with them again and I have not.
I did have a great time with the $600 that the disasterpresident sent me for stimulating the economy. I am not enjoying the payoffs of 4 billion dollars to the BASTARDS that were not willing to help me out when I was down. It is time to let these old institutions fail. We need a NEW WAY of doing CAPITALISM, because 'Free' Market Capitalism does not and is not working. We need to move to COOPERATIVE CAPITALISM, where people and not institutions or the FED have a say in how wealth is distributed in society.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

 

Our double standard at work again........




It amazes me again. We are going after some silly Governor for selling a Senate seat. For a pay for play system of campaign contributions to stay in power. The press are hounding him. He cant go out for a jog without a troop of reporters there, asking him questions that everyone knows he is not going to answer. He told them the other day 'Hang Loose'. Everyone took this as brazen. Dont we still live in a Democracy. Have you all gotten so jaded by the elimination of Habeas Corpus and having your phones tapped that you have lost your sensibilities of peoples rights? This guy is getting assassinated in the press before he gets his day in court. Do we rule by the mob, or by Jerry Springer Justice? That was France in 1789.
I dont see anyone going after the disasterpresident for giving out no bid contracts to the people that made contributions to get him into office. I dont see the press interrupting his jog to ask him why he and his vice disasterpresident and his disastersecretary of Defense authorized the torture, and rendition of US citizens and foreigners. I dont understand why the American people have not stood up and thrown shoes at these Traitors to American(and World)Democracy. We have lost our senses as well as our rights under the Constitution. We are allowing now the Rape of our wilderness and the further erosion of our rights by the last minute orders of Treasonist Bastards.
Of course this does not surprise me, we stood by and allowed this disasteradministration to Kill and Maim thousands of our sons and daughters for Political and Economic gain.
The guy(Muntazer al-Zaidi) is the bravest man in the world the other day. He did what we have all been thinking, show this coward for what he is. We need to hold ALL our leaders to a better standard and do something about it with all of them if they appear to go astray. THERE NEEDS TO BE A WAR CRIMES TRIAL FOR ALL THE TOP DISASTERADMINISTRATION LEADERS. If we as a people dont do this, then it will be our sons and daughters that were ordered to do their dirty work(just like at Abu Ghraib)that will be put on trial for WAR CRIMES.

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