Bernie Sanders: The President We Need

 

Bernie Sanders: The President We Need

 

Bernie Sanders will be a great president. Finally, a candidate I can feel good about voting for. For once, I, and everyone else will be in a position where we aren’t forced to vote for the “lesser of two evils”, as we usually are.  I feel as though our country may have taken a major step forward, instead of backwards, as the wealthy elite have been taking us.

As I watched Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President of United States, I had a true feeling of joy, the likes of which I haven’t felt in quite a while.

For the first time in a long time, I felt a feeling of optimism about the country that I love, not failing and crumbling into the wasteland of history. We can, as citizens of the United States of America, take back what is truly ours. Bernie Sanders is the one person that I truly believe can help us all achieve our goal of reclaiming this country great wealth and restoring ourselves to our former greatness.

By former greatness, I do not mean military strength or our capacity to make the rest of the world feel intimidated by us.  We have had far too much of that ugly behavior in our past.

Bernie Sanders, with the cooperation of all of us, will be able to restore us to the type of greatness that is truly respected by others.  By this, I mean we can earn the respect of other countries of the world by setting an example of a country that truly cares about its people, be they rich, poor, and everyone in between.

 

Bernie Sanders launches 2016 presidential campaign

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pulled out all the stops Tuesday at his presidential campaign launch in Burlington, as he outlined his role in “a political revolution to transform the country — economically, politically, economically
VIDEO: Bernie Sanders announces run for president

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially announces his bid for presidency of the United States at Waterfront Park in Burlington on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Produced by Channel 17 and Burlington Free Press. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially announces …

 

Ignoring The Probable Truth about 9/11 And The WTC

Ignoring The Probable Truth about 9/11 And The WTC 

In a historic vote delegates of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) overwhelmingly voted down Resolution 15-6 which called for AIA to support a new investigation of the destruction of World Trade Center building 7 on September 11th 2001. The resolution, which was introduced by AIA member Dan Barnum FAIA, was voted down overwhelmingly by a vote of 3892 – 160 meaning 96% of the delegates voted to ignore the science, the facts, and the evidence which is today common knowledge about the destruction of WTC 7!

Source: Activist Post: Science and Reason Takes Back Seat to 9/11 Official Story In Historic AIA Resolution Vote

When the tragic bombing happened at the World Trade Center (WTC), on September 11th 2001 (a.k.a. 9/11), I was as stunned as everyone else.  At first, I believed the “official” accounts of what happened just like most people in this country.

Then, after studying it further, I started doubting the “official” accounts about the WTC.  At first I thought what I was studying about the WTC was just more conspiracy “theorists” coming up with convoluted stories about what really happened on 9/11. But, the more I thought about it from a practical point of view, the official accounts of what happened at the Twin Towers started making very little sense.

Some of my doubts came further when I just started using my head.  One major question, I personally thought about was, why would any building collapse straight down if it was struck on one side.  Logic would tell me that it would collapse to whatever side it was struck on.  Why would it fall straight down, collapsing or imploding into itself in an almost telescopic effect?  As far as I’m concerned, it wouldn’t!

If one tower of the WTC had just collapsed, maybe the official accounts of what happened might be a little plausible, but two towers?  I highly doubt it!  Anyone who has ever watched the TV news reports, which played on and on as though they were on a continuous loop, will see that both towers collapsed straight down at a consistent speed.  How probable is that?  It’s not!

Then, after seeing filmed accounts of the explosions in Building 7 of the WTC, I was convinced that this so-called official accounts of 9/11 was total bullshit.  It was very apparent to me, especially after watching the documentary film, “Zeitgeist” that someone was lying to us about this tragedy.

Some people dismiss these theories about what happened to the WTC on 9/11, because they asked the question, “who would do such a thing?”  Even though I believe that the actual attacks were carried out by terrorists, I don’t believe this attack was necessarily planned by them.  I believe it was a much deeper, more sinister motive that just a few rather Muslims on a jihad.  I also think that this entire incident was planned by someone high up in the US government, probably with the involvement of both the CIA and NSA.

One highly possible theory that has been used is the idea that the attack on the WTC was a “false flag” attack, which is basically when a country attacks another under a false flag in an attempt to cause the populace of that country to divert their attention towards another country, and make that country appear as the “enemy”.  In this case, it was done to make Americans angry at people from the Middle East.  What motive could there possibly be for trying to do this?  To me, the answer is simple, petroleum.

This villainizing of Middle Eastern people began years ago, with the help of Hollywood, when they started portraying Middle Easterners as terrorists movies.  I noticed this started happening after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989.  Before that, terrorists or other people that wanted to do harm to the United States, were portrayed as being Russian.  Back then, Americans were indoctrinated into believing that the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc were our enemies.

After the Soviet Union collapsed, the powers that be thought the American people needed another “replacement” enemy, or someone else to distrust.  This happened because, for some strange reason, we Americans have been raised to always think that we have to have an enemy.  We always seem to need someone to blame for our problems, instead of accepting the blame for problems we create.  That is why it is so easy for most Americans to believe that the WTC was destroyed by someone else.

The target of our national paranoia is usually always some culture or people that we do not understand because most of us are raised in ignorance and distrust.  Unfortunately, this national paranoia won’t go away for a long time because it took a long time for our educational system (a.k.a. brainwashing) to put it there.  Who better to target than someone, in this case people from the Middle East, who have something we both want and need, like petroleum.

Some people totally dismiss this theory because they refuse to believe that their own government would sacrifice over 4000 of its own citizens to achieve some type of political goal.  For some strange reason, they refuse to believe that the US government is capable of doing such a thing. Bullshit!  It won’t be the first time Uncle Sam has sacrificed his own people.  After all, what is war?

Tragic: In 1995, WTC workers contemplate another attack after

Editor’s note: This report aired on April 19, 1995, during WPIX’s coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing. Workers at the World Trade Center reacted to the attack, which was similar to the one in 1993 in which terrorists tried to …

Eight Scientists Confirms ‘Nano Thermite’ Brought Down WTC.

Niels Harrit and 8 other scientists find nano-thermite in the dust from the WTC. This would indicate a controlled demolition.

Media Coverage of the Waco Biker Gang Fight: Hypocrisy At Its Best

Media Coverage of the Waco Biker Gang Fight: Hypocrisy At Its Best

 

Reporting on Waco biker gang killings reveals disparities in news coverage.

Source: Waco Biker Gang Killings — Funny How the Corporate Media Won’t Call It a Riot When White People Are Involved

 

When I was watching the media coverage of the biker gang fight in Texas, I couldn’t help but to notice that this story was not covered in the same way that the recent unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore.  It was glaringly obvious that the media apparently has quite a bias when it reports a major news story, as if we didn’t already know that.

In both Ferguson in Baltimore, young African-Americans who were demonstrating against the killings of two innocent young men were labeled as “thugs” even though a small number were actually committing crimes and rioting.  The media, for the most part, forgot to mention that most most people at these demonstrations were peaceful and really committed no crimes, unless exercising your First Amendment rights has become a crime.  The way things are going, it may happen.

Why didn’t reporters label these outlaw bikers, who basically rioted with the end result being that nine bikers were killed.  As far as I’m concerned, these out-of-control bikers deserve the label of thug more than the demonstrators in both Ferguson and Baltimore.  After all, these bikers were having a meeting to settle disputes over “turf”.  They were not protesting the injustice of two police forces killing two innocent individuals as the demonstrators in Ferguson and Baltimore were doing, they were making plans for who would be allowed to commit crimes in what place.  In other words, they were basically plotting criminal endeavors; something that the media made only a small mention of.  Why the double standard?

On top of that today, while I was watching the morning news, they reported one of the bikers wives was protesting the fact that she claims that most of the bikers who are under arrest and still being held in jail are innocent.  I suppose no innocent people were wrongfully arrested and held in jail in Ferguson and Baltimore, where police were making mass arrests of mostly peaceful demonstrators because, as the media failed to point out, only a small number of people were actually committing any crimes.

This idea that the media seems to have that African-American youths wearing hoodies are “thugs” and outlaw bikers dressed in leather vests (a.k.a. cuts) aren’t thugs is ridiculous and obviously shows a very unfair bias that needs to stop.  Media needs to be unbiased and neutral when they report these stories.

 

CNN Panel Explodes over Media Calling Baltimore Rioters …

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 3.03.46 PM A CNN panel earlier this afternoon really went off over the media referring to the Baltimore rioters as “thugs,” but avoiding that label in talking about the Waco biker gangs. Charles Blow …
Waco shootout: Media & cops treat whites better than blacks …

​As mainstream media has rushed to cover the Waco biker shootout, many have expressed anger at the way the tragedy was handled. Social media was abuzz with claims that there is a double standard in reporting and …

 

The TPP Paves The Way For World Government

If the TPP (Transpacific Partnership) is as good for the United States as president Obama says it is, then why can’t we all have a chance to read the text?  That is one of the main beefs, and I have many, that I have with this entire thing, the secrecy surrounding it.

The fact that the legislators in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are not even be allowed to see the text of the TPP really bothers me.  We elect these people to serve us and advocate for our best interests in Washington DC.  How are they supposed to do that when the president is tying their hands behind their backs?  We elect these people to serve us and advocate for our best interests in Washington DC.  How are they supposed to do that when the president is tying their hands behind their backs?

Some of the provisions of the TPP could overrule our legislators because it would allow a foreign corporation to sue if they didn’t like or approve of legislation that was already the law of the land, voted for and approved by Congress and signed by the president.  In other words, if they wanted to do business in this country and they didn’t like laws protecting the environment, they can sue through a tribunal of the WTO (World Trade Organization).  This means that a foreign corporation could theoretically overrule US law.  How does President Obama figure that is fair or just?

 

The TPP Must Be Defeated

Congress is now debating fast track legislation that will pave the way for the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) unfettered free trade agreement. At a time when our middle class is disappearing and the gap between the very rich and everyone
Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

RELATED: Clinton finds problems with Obama TPP trade proposal. It’s considered crucial to finalizing the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive trade deal that serves as the economic underpinning of Obama’s “Asia pivot.” It would link 40% of

 

A Further Explanation Of How Bad the TPP Is

A Further Explanation Of How Bad the TPP Is

Even though I already knew the TPP was bad for America, I don’t think I understood the true gravity of just how bad it is.  After watching this video from “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman, I am even more solidly entrenched in my position against the TPP.

The TPP can be described as nothing less than a disaster, not only for American workers, but the entire country.  Thousands of jobs will be lost overseas, and American laws about worker safety, protecting the environment, and manipulating our currency could be easily overruled by so-called “tribunals”.

The TPP is not only a threat to our workers, but is also a threat to our national sovereignty.  If the TPP passes, it will be a disaster for our entire economy.  For the life of me I can’t understand why President Obama is pushing so hard for the passage of the TPP.  By advocating so strongly for this horrible trade bill, President Obama risks damaging his presidential legacy.

Even though I don’t always see eye to eye with the president on a number of issues, I have defended him many times.  His position on the TPP is absolutely indefensible.

What the Senate’s anti-TPP vote tells the world

SINGAPORE — Where you stand on fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is quickly becoming an ideological litmus test on the American left. But to some governments outside the United States, the TPP is already a litmus test of a
You Can’t Read the TPP, But These Huge Corporations Can

The Senate today is holding a key procedural vote that would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be “fast-tracked.” So who can read the text of the TPP? Not you, it’s classified. Even members of Congress can only look at it one section at a time in

American Police Wiping Their Asses With the U.S. Constitution

American Police Wiping Their Asses With the U.S. Constitution

Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.

Source: From Ferguson to Baltimore, a 5-Step Guide to the Police Repression of Protest

I knew that the police were out of control and fast becoming more of a paramilitary force, but I learned a lot from reading this article in “In These Times“.  The increase of militarization of our police forces has gotten to the point that our First Amendment rights are deeply threatened.

Most of the problem seems to stem from the infamous 1033 program, a program that supplies local police with often highly sophisticated types of weaponry that police never had access to before, and I firmly believe should not have access to.  After all, we are citizens and we have a right to protest whatever evils that may exist in our system.  Peaceful protesters should not be treated like enemies of the state or domestic terrorists, which is too often the case that the police use for an excuse to attack their fellow citizens who are merely engaging in exercising their rights to free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The weapons being supplied to local police forces under the 1033 program range from so-called “non-lethal weapons “such as tasers, military grade teargas and pepper spray, to different types of ammunition that is meant to incapacitate “perpetrators”.  Some of the more sophisticated weapons being supplied to police forces are sound cannons, and high tech devices designed to allow police to intercept cell phone conversations and all types of text messages, to devices that allow police to jam cell phone use altogether.  Clearly, intercepting cell phone cause is a violation of a person’s fourth amendment rights.  It has already been ruled in several court cases that police must obtain a warrant to tap cell phones.  Why should it be any different in the case of a protest?

Police have also started monitoring social media, such as, Facebook, twitter, and other social media websites.  They do this by setting up bogus accounts and pages in an attempt to make friends with people they already know to be politically active, especially those who self identify as being anarchist, socialists, communists, or having ties to left-wing organizations.  Police have even started data-mining specific groups of citizens who appear to be in any way engaged in radical politics.  This entire situation has gotten way out of control, and must be stopped before we can truly call ourselves free citizens.

Just because some of us go against the status quo and the establishment doesn’t mean that we deserve to be classified as “domestic terrorists”.  In reality, we are just American citizens who value the U.S. Constitution and the rights we are guaranteed by it.

As for the police, they need to remember who they truly are and what purpose they are truly meant for; protecting us from genuine criminals and that is not us.

 

Baltimore police’s handling of injured suspects questioned

Abdul-Aziz said that in 2009 he was severely beaten by police just a few blocks from where Gray was arrested. “One cop hold my leg down, the other one with his knee in my chest,” he said. Asked how many times the officers hit him, he said “after five I
Does This Video Prove That Police Arrested The Wrong …

A driver in the Detroit area had an extremely close call on Friday as a black Dodge Challenger raced past him on the right side in excess of 100 mph. He caught the incident on his dash cam video. The police made an arrest, …

 

Too Little Too Late?; The Fight for Organized Labor in America

Too Little Too Late?; The Fight for Organized Labor in America

 

Organized Labor Should Spend the Rest of 2015 Training Workers How to Fight

Source: Organized Labor Should Spend the Rest of 2015 Training Workers How to Fight – Working In These Times

 

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Even though I am very heartened by the actions of organized labor in this country, I wonder if it’s not too late to engage in the type of struggle that is necessary to bring this country back to where it was.

This is especially true since the percentage of American workers who are represented by organized labor unions has dropped to a all-time low of 11.3% since 2011, when union membership was only 11.8%., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. My question is; are there enough organized labor union members to successfully wage the type of struggle that faces this country. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

The rise in “social unionism” is one thing that has really made me feel very good. Social unionism is where organized labor takes into account the needs of society as a whole, and not just the needs of a particular union and its immediate cause for action.  In my opinion, social unionism is a more holistic approach to solving the problems of our society.  When social unionism is applied, everyone benefits, not just any particular union and its immediate needs. If you have ever read anything about the history of the early days of organized labor, you will see that the concept of social union was the basis of the entire union movement.  At that time, organized labor quite often adopted causes that really had very little to do with what they were doing.

For example, the “Wobblies“, who were known for their militant stance against what they perceived to be society’s ills were among the first practitioners of social unionism, although some people disapproved of their sometimes violent use of force to achieve their goals.  Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing this type of militancy return because conditions in this country have degenerated to the point that it might be necessary to attract much needed attention to the cause of saving the middle class from destruction; something which I truly believe that we are on the verge of.

Over the past year, we have witnessed quite a few instances of social unionism in action.  An example would be workers striking on behalf of the low-paid fast food workers, even though they did not work in this particular industry.  Another good example would be dockworkers in Oakland, CA, striking to protest against police violence directed towards African-American youth.

Hopefully, this increased display social unionism will continue to grow and prosper.  A large social movement is the only thing that can save us from becoming corporate surfs.  The robber barons of today are among us, and now is the time to fight.

 

Looking to the Future, Organized Labor Is Banking on a New Civil Rights …

April 15, 2015 As fast-food workers and organized labor plan mass protests on Wednesday for a $15 minimum wage and a union, they are also relaying the message that workers’ rights are civil rights. As racial minorities continue to make up more and more …
Organized Labor Takes on Race and Michael Brown …

Organized Labor Takes on Race and Michael Brown. People cheer as Richard Trumka, president of the AFL–CIO, speaks on day two of the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.