I know that is a little shocking, but I mean it. When they were allowed to legally lie, and they went to court several times and were allowed the concession that they could legally lie. Yet we have millions of people that watch what they think is real factual news. They believe the propaganda about the economy and the government and the president, who they villifiy at every chance. Yet we have these millions, that even when confronted with the fact that fox news lies, refuse to believe it. Why? What has happened to our country? I know I am not young, but still the news used to be the news. How did we go so far from the country we once were?
Yesterday I read and signed a petition to ask that the government not be given the legal right to use propaganda on us, the citizens.
Maybe it’s just me, but I wonder now what is really happening in our country and how to know if it’s the truth.
Today I was on a site with a lot of fox news junkies and its so depressing the amount of ignorance, racist and anti helping anyone but themselves that they really seem to have. What if not enough of us that haven’t been brainwashed by fox news vote?
Lately I have been more and more depressed when I get done exchanging and reading postings. It just seems like more and more people are buying into this whole debt deficit fiasco, and they refuse to listen when you try to explain that we are a sovereign country, and as such our country has the power to borrow from itself.
What we need are the tax policy’s and regulations be turned back to 1979, and to create jobs repairing our infrastructure. Its sad, because in actuality the very rich actually benefit more when they are paying their fair share of taxes and the money spent on infrastructure jobs means that people have more money to spend, they buy more, the company makes more money, puts on new employees and then the government has more revenue and the circle keeps on going.
Bottom line, should we be worried? Do you think that enough of us that are sane and voter educated will be enough to outvote the ‘fox news zombies’?
Peace, and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all those that have served and for all the loved ones that serve right along with you. Thank you
When I first started researching the crisis in Japan, I really didn’t think that it would be as bad as it is. Living in the NW and seeing that the prevailing winds if the reactor should burn would bring it straight for us, is a little nerve wracking. Somehow, its almost worse now that more attention is being paid to it, and some famous stars are also involving themselves, makes it so much more real and then just a little bit more fearful.
Decided to look at the Chernobyl meltdown in 1985 and was divested by the scope of tragedy and the mutations and birth defects of the children were so heartbreaking. The people that were killed trying to stop it and then to read that it isn’t a permanent fix and is instead in danger of further radiation leaks or burning, and could affect Europe if it did, is mind boggling.
What I am finding really worthy of fear, is how soon some of the postings disappear and links will be missing part of the article or the pictures will be blocked out. The media blackout coupled with the internet censorship is really frightening. The big question is what to do, if something does happen in Japan, and they say we have 9 days to evacuate and that we would have to go to the southern hemisphere, how does that work, and how would we get there, and the biggest question of all, would they even let us know?
The reason I fear the media and the government to not let us know, is an article I read with a portion of the NSA bill on how to keep the public from panic in case of radiation poisoning. It listed all the ways it would involve the media in the case of poisoning and in all probability not tell the people at all. Of course, they didn’t tell us how bad the plumes were that came out of japan in April of 2011, and lately they have been raising the levels of radiation that are ok.
Hopefully, the international community will get involved and the reactor will be taken care of before it has the capability of destroying life as we now know it.
What I will never understand is how come anyone ever thought it would be ok to use an energy source with a waste by product that has the possibility in case of accident or natural disaster to destroy all life on our planet. Even if not all life, the fact that spent fuel has to be stored safely for tens of thousands of years, what ever made that ok?
I can only hope and pray that somehow this disaster is solved and our people safe and please that my grandchildren will still have an earth that will sustain human life.
Peace and please all that read this, pass it on and pray with me that this disaster is solved and that it is a successful end to this crisis.
I ask that question many times a day, anymore. Although I am spending way too much time on the computer and paying with pain, I cant seem to stop. From the morning when I wake up and all thru the day, I open my email, sign petitions, send emails, and make calls, on some days. Then I go to some of the sites I like to frequent and read thru those that I follow and then go on to comment myself. The overwhelming proof of the possibility of the great power of the combined voice is in all of these daily activity’s, because it’s a growing amount of new people daily on these sites, and it seems that one petition leads to another and then I start on trying to read the bill’s up for grabs and who votes how and so on.
Most days, I go to bed, confident that it will be enough, that everyone will keep up this small army of internet fighters and we will prevail. Then there are the days, I wonder if anything will be able to stop this spiral of disaster that the repo’s shills to corporate money and the dam’s that are willing to let it happen. when I was a teenager, there was all the underground talk of anarchy and the call for armed resistance, and of course that was also the days of flower powered and the age of love. Although the talk was scary, it was never any real threat. Today, when I hear certain grumblings here and there and when an senator of good stature says that he is afraid of what the future could bring, even armed insurgence, if the Rep’s shill to the vampire 1% if this downward spiral into a hole so many Americans, seem ready to not only allow to happen, but vote for the candidates that promise to destroy our country.
Read an article on Fox news and how those that watched knew little beyond the brainwashing and lies that they are legally allowed to tell. How do we fight against that? Then the thoughts of what kind of world will be here for my grandchildren, puts the energy to continue on this journey and hope and pray that others also wake up and take this journey that when the states of the united states stand separate, there is no greatness, but when all states are united together that’s when the American People show their greatness.
With all the good energy that is transmitted by so many excellent posters, hopefully that will be enough to cut thru the Zombies of the Gop’s shill to only money that seem as if in a trance and willing to vote away all their civil rights and all aid and good that comes from the government. It is my fervent prayer daily, that the energy of all that is of the light and positive will be more than the energy of the darkest and most negative energy
Peace, and I have no idea if anyone reads this, and if you do, thank you for your time and I always enjoy comments, that’s how we learn when we converse back and forth
If I or you signed a contract saying that we would refuse to work with the government and instead signed saying we would not do our job, we would be arrested. Its not like it’s a secret, we have know from the very first days of our presidents first days, what the GOP has in mind. First they said that their only goal was to make it a one term presidency. Then we find out that the republicans all signed a contract with a man(Grover Norbist) that they will not raise taxes on the wealthy. Then we have their repeated attacks on women’s rights and health care. Of course, as they tell us, its all in our imaginations, made up by the democrats, and there is no war on women. Then in almost the next breath, they unveil their latest attack, and refusing to sign the violence against women if it applied to illegal status or if they were same sex gender and even left out native Indians. Then we have an Arizona republican senator that wants to limit the abortion rights of women in the dc district and won’t allow the woman that is the represented from that district have any say in the bill. Now that’s a war on women.
Back to Grover Norquist, he is a traitor to our country, and I think that it should be a legal case against this ‘private citizen who is not an elected official that is obtaining signatures from republican elected officials that they will not raise any taxes on the top tier, you know the 1%. We also have this same man with his quote ‘ we don’t need a president that can think, we need a president that when we give him a pen he will sign whatever we put in front of him. Maybe I am wrong, but isn’t that an act of treason against our government?
The last few days as I did my usual searching the internet an checking in on blogs that I like, I have been depressed to the point that I had to get off the computer. Not sure why, but way more than usual, there has been the mean, rude and downright ignorant parroting what they get fed from mainstream media posters. They are quite unwilling to even consider that they may not know the whole story. Its next to impossible to get any of them to even listen to the fact that our broadcast news are allowed in the USA to not tell the truth. They are owned 90% by 6 different media giants that also owns in other countries. Sometimes I will try for a little while, giving them links to check and ways to verify what I am telling them. They never check and will instead insist that I couldn’t possibly know what I am talking about. The scary part, is how proud they are that they vote. So then, I am left to worry, what if they all vote, and the sane educated people display the usual apathy and don’t vote. Our country will be destroyed if republicans are allowed to gain even more spots in congress and if m Romney is elected president. That will sign the death of all that we take for granted. The takeover by corporate money will be complete.
We need to vote, we need to encourage all abound us to vote and we must continue to stay involved in our government and keep on blogging and commenting and reading what other’s post.
Too many times lately, I have seen and heard mentions of civil unrest, revolting and anarchy, all nightmare scenarios that I pray so much does not happen. One sight I checked today listed the places where peaceful nonviolent civil rebels happened. We need to remove corporate money and influence from our government.
Most important, think of peace and love and ways to ensure that our country survives our government
It happened again, the president did a remarkable thing, he stood up against prejudice and the House GOP’s immediately came up with a bill against it. This, knowing that around 70% of Americans are with the president with this issue. The issue can 2 people that are the same sex be legally married. I must admit I have never understood what the problem is, why should it matter and how can it hurt anyone. If a church does not want to participate in a marriage that’s their right as a religion. I can’t see that it is wrong in any way to cement civil marriages legally with all the same rights that go with civil marriage. Who does it hurt? How can it hurt anyone that two people want to agree to share their lives in love. So, then, the next question, is how come the response of the GOP’S in the house is to denounce and try to push a bill thru to make it illegal. Why?
Then we have the budgets, and again if its good for the American people, they go out of their way to take more and more away and even discuss that those that make less than 20 thousand a year need to have their taxes upped as much as 60%. That’s right, its part of m Romney’s budget plans. I am sure that you have heard lately about the 47% that don’t pay federal taxes and how that is such a disgraces, and so tax increases and removal of the programs that help those stuck in the poverty cycle of the use is the plan the GOP’S call for.
Then I am left with this feeling that I am missing something here, because why in election year voting for a president, would a party try so hard to do everything in their power to anger so much of the population? Why are they not afraid, that they will all be voted out of office? Maybe they think that the corporate money that owns them will be able to use that same money to ensure that they are not voted out. What if they pull a bush/gore and pay to have the voting go the way they want.
I haven’t been able to even write for a few days, because all of the articles and the comments that I was reading, was so depressing. How can so many people in the USA be so ignorant of the reality of the issues facing us? How can so many of them think that what the GOP’S party wants to do is ok, and say that of course we have to quit all those programs that are just for the takers and that those takers are bleeding the country dry One even said that why should the rich and successful people have to pay for those that didn’t work as hard as they did. I was in shock and disbelief, because these people really believe this and also so many times are receiving some form of assistance and seem disconnected from the fact that they will be voting for people that want to take it all away, so the richest of the rich can have more tax cuts.
The risk to our country has never been greater, than right now. I feel that it can go either way, one a good result and one a nightmare. Sometimes I am confident that we will be able to pull together as a people and with peace take our country back. Then other times. like now, after reading so much hatred(in Virginia the local GOP’S monthly advocates armed reprisal if the president Obama is re elected) and the fact that if the republicans do gain control, we will see rioting, and it could go really bad, I pray daily for the path to a peaceful resolution to our governments problems and for our earth, that the same 1% of the 1%, are not allowed to destroy our earth in their pursuit of fossil fuels. I pray for all of us that we as the people will be able to find a peaceful and loving resolution.
Please pray with me on this.(when I say pray, I invoke no religion)
Vote and make sure that all around you vote and educate all around you to what is really happening, not the lies and stories that are legally allowed to be broadcast on our media.
We are the 99% and we can make a difference if we learn how to combine our voice in peace and love and save our world for our grandchildren’s grandchildren etc. that our world will stay sustainable for humanity