Category Archives: Politics

How This Millennial Woman Hopes To End 50 Years Of GOP Dominance In Her Hometown via bustle.com

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Haley Stevens, Democratic candidate is plans to be a tough opponent to Republican Dave Trott in Michigan’s 11th District.  I have had the pleasure to get to know Haley, and I feel she is the change we need for Michigan in Washington. #FlipTheDistrict #FlipTheSwitch and vote for change in 2018!uploads-image-2017-6-16-7cf379ed-7e45-44da-ab43-fc29ba0af780-haley_stevens_23a1412-2

Please read more below about this amazing candidate for Michigan in 2018. Love and Light in ALL you do…. JoJo

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-this-millennial-woman-hopes-to-end-50-years-of-gop-dominance-in-her-hometown-64630?utm_term=share

AMERIKA: ‘Limousine’ Liberals and the Secular ‘Jesus’ Complex – By Paul Salgado — RIELPOLITIK

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Source – rielpolitik.com – “…Watching the street demonstrations against Trump that are happening across the country right now. Karsten and Cookie are gushing how we are witnessing democracy in action – the people’s right to express themselves….Unlike those Occupy Wall Street scumbags. Good thing the cops bulldozed their tents and tossed them out of Zuccotti park […]

via AMERIKA: ‘Limousine’ Liberals and the Secular ‘Jesus’ Complex – By Paul Salgado — RIELPOLITIK

Tribute to Standing Rock Water Protectors – Golden Age of Gaia — Infinite Shift — Blue Dragon Journal

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Thanks to Lars Fallbeck for this tribute to the Standing Rock protectors. Source: Tribute to Standing Rock Water Protectors – Golden Age of Gaia via Tribute to Standing Rock Water Protectors – Golden Age of Gaia — Infinite Shift

via Tribute to Standing Rock Water Protectors – Golden Age of Gaia — Infinite Shift — Blue Dragon Journal

Anonymous Warns USA on Elections.

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via History Repeats Itself

Vote third party… this will have the same effect as voting for Trump #Drumpf or #Clinton. #JillStein is someone who is anti-establishment as well… We have more than 2 choices. We need to get the word out.

Much LOVE and Light on the difficult Journey we face as a Nation. I just ask myself, who represents my vision of Peace for ALL. Neither candidate holds any values that bring us closer to Peace. You cannot bring Peace through War. This must be only a “LAST RESORT” not the first option. Open your eyes and awaken to the possibilities. Or are we afraid that we will once again have to think for ourselves????  Imagine…I would prefer exactly that!

JoJo

Snowden Reveals First Ever Public Disclosure Of Secret Black Budget Programs | Collective-Evolution

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Snowden Reveals First Ever Public Disclosure Of Secret Black Budget Programs | Collective-Evolution

via Snowden Reveals First Ever Public Disclosure Of Secret Black Budget Programs | Collective-Evolution.

Mustafa\’s Space Drive: An Egyptian Student\’s Quantum Physics Invention | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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Mustafa\’s Space Drive: An Egyptian Student\’s Quantum Physics Invention | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

via Mustafa\’s Space Drive: An Egyptian Student\’s Quantum Physics Invention | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

JFK Explains His Vision of Liberalism~Accepting the NY Liberal Party Nomination

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Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination
September 14, 1960

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What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by “Liberal” they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of “Liberal.” But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”

But first, I would like to say what I understand the word “Liberal” to mean and explain in the process why I consider myself to be a “Liberal,” and what it means in the presidential election of 1960.

In short, having set forth my view — I hope for all time — two nights ago in Houston, on the proper relationship between church and state, I want to take the opportunity to set forth my views on the proper relationship between the state and the citizen. This is my political credo:

I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas. It is, I believe, the faith in our fellow citizens as individuals and as people that lies at the heart of the liberal faith. For liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man’s ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves.

I believe also in the United States of America, in the promise that it contains and has contained throughout our history of producing a society so abundant and creative and so free and responsible that it cannot only fulfill the aspirations of its citizens, but serve equally well as a beacon for all mankind. I do not believe in a superstate. I see no magic in tax dollars which are sent to Washington and then returned. I abhor the waste and incompetence of large-scale federal bureaucracies in this administration as well as in others. I do not favor state compulsion when voluntary individual effort can do the job and do it well. But I believe in a government which acts, which exercises its full powers and full responsibilities. Government is an art and a precious obligation; and when it has a job to do, I believe it should do it. And this requires not only great ends but that we propose concrete means of achieving them.

Our responsibility is not discharged by announcement of virtuous ends. Our responsibility is to achieve these objectives with social invention, with political skill, and executive vigor. I believe for these reasons that liberalism is our best and only hope in the world today. For the liberal society is a free society, and it is at the same time and for that reason a strong society. Its strength is drawn from the will of free people committed to great ends and peacefully striving to meet them. Only liberalism, in short, can repair our national power, restore our national purpose, and liberate our national energies. And the only basic issue in the 1960 campaign is whether our government will fall in a conservative rut and die there, or whether we will move ahead in the liberal spirit of daring, of breaking new ground, of doing in our generation what Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson did in their time of influence and responsibility.

Our liberalism has its roots in our diverse origins. Most of us are descended from that segment of the American population which was once called an immigrant minority. Today, along with our children and grandchildren, we do not feel minor. We feel proud of our origins and we are not second to any group in our sense of national purpose. For many years New York represented the new frontier to all those who came from the ends of the earth to find new opportunity and new freedom, generations of men and women who fled from the despotism of the czars, the horrors of the Nazis, the tyranny of hunger, who came here to the new frontier in the State of New York. These men and women, a living cross section of American history, indeed, a cross section of the entire world’s history of pain and hope, made of this city not only a new world of opportunity, but a new world of the spirit as well.

Tonight we salute Governor and Senator Herbert Lehman as a symbol of that spirit, and as a reminder that the fight for full constitutional rights for all Americans is a fight that must be carried on in 1961.

Many of these same immigrant families produced the pioneers and builders of the American labor movement. They are the men who sweated in our shops, who struggled to create a union, and who were driven by longing for education for their children and for the children’s development. They went to night schools; they built their own future, their union’s future, and their country’s future, brick by brick, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, and now in their children’s time, suburb by suburb.

Tonight we salute George Meany as a symbol of that struggle and as a reminder that the fight to eliminate poverty and human exploitation is a fight that goes on in our day. But in 1960 the cause of liberalism cannot content itself with carrying on the fight for human justice and economic liberalism here at home. For here and around the world the fear of war hangs over us every morning and every night. It lies, expressed or silent, in the minds of every American. We cannot banish it by repeating that we are economically first or that we are militarily first, for saying so doesn’t make it so. More will be needed than goodwill missions or talking back to Soviet politicians or increasing the tempo of the arms race. More will be needed than good intentions, for we know where that paving leads.

In Winston Churchill’s words, “We cannot escape our dangers by recoiling from them. We dare not pretend such dangers do not exist.”

And tonight we salute Adlai Stevenson as an eloquent spokesman for the effort to achieve an intelligent foreign policy. Our opponents would like the people to believe that in a time of danger it would be hazardous to change the administration that has brought us to this time of danger. I think it would be hazardous not to change. I think it would be hazardous to continue four more years of stagnation and indifference here at home and abroad, of starving the underpinnings of our national power, including not only our defense but our image abroad as a friend.

This is an important election — in many ways as important as any this century — and I think that the Democratic Party and the Liberal Party here in New York, and those who believe in progress all over the United States, should be associated with us in this great effort. The reason that Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson had influence abroad, and the United States in their time had it, was because they moved this country here at home, because they stood for something here in the United States, for expanding the benefits of our society to our own people, and the people around the world looked to us as a symbol of hope.

I think it is our task to re-create the same atmosphere in our own time. Our national elections have often proved to be the turning point in the course of our country. I am proposing that 1960 be another turning point in the history of the great Republic.

Some pundits are saying it’s 1928 all over again. I say it’s 1932 all over again. I say this is the great opportunity that we will have in our time to move our people and this country and the people of the free world beyond the new frontiers of the 1960s.

 

Thanks to PBS.org for reminding us of the Greatness our country should be aspiring, too. Open your minds and your hearts and let us change our world together, one issue at a time.

Open Carry Laws in the USA ~ My Feelings on the Subject

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. . . click on the above picture to read more on controversy in Florida . . .

I don’t want to go to a business that has open carry laws. Just as much as they have gotten smoking bans for “the benefit” of ALL. So should they have the same courtesy to those of us who choose NOT to be around them. I don’t want them in my life, keep them in yours. I have as many rights being a non-carrying person, than those who want to carry. Both points have merits and we SHOULD be adult enough to discuss BOTH sides. I support others freedoms, but there SHOULD be a compromise, for others of humanity that choose to do without guns. (Can you imagine the torture some may go through being around strangers with guns, especially if they have PTSD, mental illness, or have lost someone in a violent crime, as well as other instances? What about those individuals no one has even DISCUSSED????) My heart goes out to them . . . . Something HAS to be changed in our conversations. How do You feel about the issue???

LOVE and Light on Your Journey, JoJo . . . .

Christina Sarich: Successfully Overturning the Fed’s Hemp Ban: 4 Uses for Hemp

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Christina Sarich: Successfully Overturning the Fed’s Hemp Ban: 4 Uses for Hemp

Written by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, June 17, 2014 – http://naturalsociety.com/successfully-overturning-feds-hemp-ban/Growing hemp without a federal permit has been banned since the 1970s, but regulations and restrictions on the sale of Cannabis sativa as a drug began as early as 1619. It is currently classified as a controlled substance on Schedule I, just like marijuana and heroin, even though you couldn’t get high off of hemp if you smoked a truckload of it. Hemp cultivation is currently only allowed in pilot studies in a few states as part of the latest federal farm bill, but its widespread cultivation in still illegal. Why?The Michigan House overwhelmingly passed a bill which allows industrial hemp research, and Kentucky got their seeds back from a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seizure which took place when it was accepting delivery from Italy for pilot studies planned throughout the state with over two dozen different Universities participating in cultivating strains for commercial and industrial use.Furthermore, the South Carolina House gave final approval to a bill that authorizes the cultivation and production of industrial hemp within the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban. Tennessee also has a bill up for review, (HB 1392), which would allow hemp cultivation in the state. It has already passed through a House subcommittee vote.Twelve states currently have laws allowing hemp production via the farm bill allowances – California, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia — according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Read: What You Should Know About the Hemp AmendmentThe Many Uses of HempSo why has hemp been banned all this time? It is simply a threat to oil companies, tobacco companies, pharmaceutical companies, alcohol companies, and many chemical corporations. Some have likened the nation-wide allowance of hemp and marijuana cultivation as being equivalent to an industrial atomic bomb. The plant is so useful, it could wipe out entire industries.Hemp can be used for so many things, including:1. Clothing and textiles – Hemp has been utilized since 8000 BC. It is an incredibly strong fiber which grows quickly and needs less water and no pesticides. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, but this is often glossed over by modern-day government. Hemp paper could also replace our dependency on trees, and counteract clear-cutting which is eliminating our forests faster than we can replace them.2. Hemp can replace toxic plastics that are currently made from petroleum and contain numerous carcinogenic ingredients. Hemp bottles, for example, would be 100% non-toxic and 100% biodegradable, as well as recyclable.3. Hemp oil and hemp seed have tremendous use as both a food source and as a medicinal supplement; also as a form of fuel – Hemp oil can also be used in soaps, shampoos, lotions, and other cosmetics without adding toxic chemicals. It can moisturize the skin, be used as a cooking oil, and even as a biodiesel fuel. Some say that Henry Ford and the inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolf Diesel, never intended to use oil as fuel, but actually hemp. You can bet the oil companies have made sure that hasn’t happened.4. Hemp provides great building materials – Companies in the Netherlands and Ireland are doing incredible things with hemp. There is a wonderful video that explains how to utilize hempcrete, a sustainable building alternative to concrete.In much the same manner that oil companies have blocked solar and wind power, Monsanto and Dow have blocked organic farming and independent studies proving GMOs are toxic. Industry special interests have kept hemp from Americans – but no longer. We’re overturning the federal ban one state at a time.Other Popular Stories:Limiting DEA’s Reach: House Votes on Bills Allowing States to Grow Hemp W/O InterferenceKentucky Sues DEA to Free 250 Lbs of Impounded Hemp Seeds: WinFederal Customs Stops 250 Pound Legal Hemp Seed Shipment from Italy Due to Government OverreachWhy the U.S. Should Legalize Industrial HempWhat You Should Know About the Hemp Amendment, Even if You Don’t Use MarijuanaFarmers Begin Planting Hemp Under New Colorado Hemp LegalizationRead more: http://naturalsociety.com/successfully-overturning-feds-hemp-ban/

via Christina Sarich: Successfully Overturning the Fed’s Hemp Ban: 4 Uses for Hemp.

 

“Energy Wars”??? and “The Archimedes Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine”

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First off, a VT article, by Petr Lvov, entitled, “Energy Wars in Europe“, might be a read some of those into the “energy geopolitics” might like.Second off, I say, “COME ON… give me a break!!!!”“‘Energy’ has nothing to do with politics, or oil, or gas, or coal, or drilling, or shale-ing (fracking), or ANY of that.” Burning “crap” which makes more “crap” and a tiny amount of energy and puts money in the banks of the very few is absolute BS. And I cringe when I hear any discussions about the “world energy situation”, and they automatically-like-drones start talking about oil reserves, coal deposits, natural gas, and even biofuels. That paradigm is over.Energy just is. And the means of transmuting energy from one form to another, with minimal disruption and/or interruption to the planet, are here… NOW. Solar, wind, QEG, cold fusion, and all the free energy devices that are out there, or soon to be.This Archimedes Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine (and a mini one soon to be) is just one item. But I enjoyed reading about it. And maybe you will too. Read the rest at the link below . . . .

via “Energy Wars”??? and “The Archimedes Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine”.