Tuesday, September 20, 2016

JOHN STUMPF Meets SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE: Exposure Meets Composure at The Capitalism Hill DRILL GRILL ... The "Do ASK- Don't TELL" Edition ... (ELIZABETH WARREN PT.14)- (TOO BIG TO FAIL BA(N)KERY PT.4)


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Chairman/ CEO John Stumpf of Wells Fargo



This posting will serve as Part 4 of "Too Big To Fail Ba(n)kery" and Part 14 of "Elizabeth Warren" series of this journal/ blog ... and is a follow up on the Wells Fargo posting that was Part 3 of "Too Big To Fail Ba(n)kery" I done the other day. I was looking forward to hearing John's testimony to the committee, and as usual, it's what I expected, but it's all part of the legal game and show. He really kept his composure well too, which I expected, while some fairly incriminating drilling from senators got put on the grill. It's basically the same old song and dance when you have these hearings ... you have folks like Stumpf that run these entities, but know no one, what anyone is doing under them, are unaware of any wrongdoing, alwayz claims their responsibility verbally, but dont do anything to even be minimally accountable ... but, you have to wonder, how these people are in charge of anything, since they do nothing, see or hear nothing, or know nothing? Even as Chairman of the board ... he claims he has basically no responsibility or much say- so in any of the decision making of the board, it's "unbelievable" for good reason, because it is pure bullshit. Most likely also, during the long termination process of thousands of lower level employees, they were all told to sign statements, admitting to wrongdoing, but promised that no charges will be brought against them if they just sign and walk ... however, that only excludes those employees from the company not taking legal action, the courts can, and subpoenas, depositions, court testimonies or whatever needed if necessary can be legally taken ... while the top crust hopes that all stayz on the low as much as possible so shareholders get minimal info on what's internally going on. In all fairness, it's impossible for a CEO to know everything in every department going on ... but with the heavy gains from cross- selling in particular, and him showcasing it as a prime selling point, he had to know of the cross- selling pressure going on ... also, with their history of previous problems and lawsuits, and what he did know about, he was intentionally negligent ... I just think he tried to sweep it all under the rug.

There was much to hear, and some Senators were far too easy on Stumpf ... you can tell that they just wanted to get this over ... everyone knew what was going on though and what to expect ... and listening to average Americans online, many just throw up their hands and say "nothing will be done about it" ... and you cant blame them, considering history and what they/ we have to put up with. Even though this is no laughing matter, some of the answers Stumpf gave were so ridiculous, I couldnt help to laugh ... such as when Warren told him that cross- selling is to pump up Wells Fargo stock prices ... he actually responded saying "No ... cross- selling is about deepening relationships" ... I couldnt help laughing. But there is a positive to this ... and that's "exposure", and hopefully thousands will take their damn money out of this institution and others like it, there are many other places to put it, besides these behemoth banks. Another positive to this ... is the evidence and documentation here IS enough for criminal indictments beyond doubt, I see no reason why not ... if there isnt any, something is seriously wrong ... a rookie still in law school could make a case for that matter, and you can bet that there are many who would love to get high profile cases like these, great for the resume. It also appears that most or all of senior management people were kept, which is common for a company/ corporation to do, because those are the most valued employees/ assets for business, and they're the primary slave drivers ... and the ones they kept have plenty of reason to be investigated, since they orchestrated, organized and authorized these criminal actions ... this is so clear, I see it as no different than major organized crime. But I selected a couple videos here from Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (OR), both done well in questioning Stumpf, and highlighted the importante issues, of course I expected for Warren to really go at it too, she is really good, does her home work and alwayz comes ready to go at the drop of a hat ... Thanx to both.


Word Out ....




Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf at Banking Committee Hearing ... Thanx to SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN 





Merkley Questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf on Illegal Accounts ... Thanx to SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY






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***** PD/ RCJ: "ELIZABETH WARREN" PART'S 13 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "TOO BIG TO FAIL BA(N)KERY" PART'S 3, 2 & 1



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Sunday, September 18, 2016

WELLS FARGO CULTURE 2016: 2 MILLION cases of SUPER- PREDATOR GANG Extortion- Corruption- Fraud & Theft ... JAIL the Bank BANDIT's or FAIL The INDUSTRY ... The "Bring Them To Heel" Edition ... (TOO BIG TO FAIL BA(N)KERY PT.3)


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How Scott Reckard Uncovered Wells Fargo Fraud Story | Power Lunch | CNBC ... Thanx to CNBC




***** LA TIMES/ E. SCOTT RECKARD: Wells Fargo's pressure- cooker sales culture comes at a cost ... (the December 3013 original investigative story that broke ground to take action)



This posting will serve as Part 3 of the "Too Big To Fail Ba(n)kery" series of this journal/ blog, that I wanted to record in here concerning Wells Fargo. I feel that right now (2016), it is more importante than ever because of these massive/ behemoth predator institutions they are more becoming, and devouring our economies, that we should seriously consider starting to grow a strong public banking system, owned and controlled by us for us (Public Banking Institute info) ... but that's another posting. I wanted to open above with Scott Reckard and the piece he done 3 years back in the Los Angeles Times, because much credit should go to him and his colleagues for the investigative work they done, as well as the bank customers and employees that helped this get in motion ... but, this is what broke ground for this before any of the government agencies from the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), the DOJ (U.S. Department of Justice), and the House Financial Services Committee even looked at any of these latest allegations on a more serious level, making it all possible for this to become mainstream. This is leading a push for further criminal investigations too, and also Wells Fargo CEO/ Chairman John Stumpf, will have to face the Senate Banking Committee this coming tuesday 09/ 20/ 2016. I selected a few pieces to link below about this out of several I read to highlight here, the one from the New York Times also has a CNBC/ Mad Money video exclusive with Chairman/ CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf, trying to explain what happened, and how great of a community bank Wells Fargo is, and how they love their customers over their own lives/ existence, etc. Also Thanx to Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for inspiring the title of this posting in part ... because as I was reviewing these cases, allegations and settlements ... I couldnt help to think of Hillary Clinton who summed it up perfectly in short, that these super- predator gangs and mobsters should be brought to heel, although she wasnt talking about the banksters here, everything she said in the half minute video below describes what these banksters are, and what should be done to them. So on that note, since she is so influential on Capitalism Hill (aka Capitol Hill), I would hope that everyone from the DOJ to the Congress and herself, will DO all they can to bring these super- predator gangs of extortion, corruption, fraud and theft to heel ... after all ... there are 2 million new cases that justify criminal investigation and possible indictments to choose from. After, I will add a few more words ....




***** NY TIMES/ WILLIAM D. COHAN: Wells Fargo Scandal May Be Sign of a Poisonous Culture ... (newsread/ video)




***** BUSINESS INSIDER/ CHRIS SANCHEZ: Why Wells Fargo keeps getting into trouble ... (some of Wells Fargo problematic legal issues)




***** CONSUMER AFFAIRS.COM: Top 104 Complaints and Reviews about Wells Fargo Student Loans ....




Hillary Clinton- Full 'Bring Them To Heel' gang comments ... Thanx to TALEAST





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The Deadliest Terror Attack On Wall Street ... Thanx to BUSINESS INSIDER




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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp



You know, when you have folks like JPMorgan leaving the holes in the wall from the slug/ shrapnel of their Wall Street bank after the explosion/ attack on their bank and Wall Street in 1920, and saying it is in "defiance" of those who dare to attack them ... looking at these folks actions, as well as your other big banks ... they are basically saying, whatever they do to incite this violence will be looked at as them being the victims, and everyone else is their enemy and the aggressors. However, when these institutions do what they do to our citizens, communities and economies ... "they deserve what they get" as well should be our motto, the only disappointment I see in any of these attacks or even vandalism or whatever on these institutions, is all the innocent people that are harmed or killed ... instead of the bankers themselves ... I shed no tears when harm and failure comes their way ... after all ... who are the real instigators inciting this war on the people? Wells Fargo for example has a history now of several years of shady and illegal practices, by law, they are habitual offenders (at least that's how most Americans are charged and tried, such as "3 strikes out" laws) ... they prey on the common smallest depositor, homeowners, middle class, students, veterans, small businesses, elderly to young, to the homeless and people on Social Security, you name it ... they even have a term and plan for lower income people of colour in their culture ... that they casually call "mud people", where they peddle off through their communities and targeting their church ministers to peddle off subprime loans, that they call "ghetto loans" (PBS) ... all of these gangs of predators and their culture, whether it's Wells Fargo or others, will even train and pressure their employees to prey on the most vulnerable of our society, including their employees own family members and friends on up in America and abroad, and do just about anything to screw them/ you somehow out of something ... how can you have any respect for them?, or even want to have anything to do with their institutions/ banks? ... I see it as insane, and even more insane to make excuses for them. The thing is as well, since the 2008 financial crisis, these institutions that were too big to fail, are even larger, and it's getting worse by the year. Sure, the fines and penalties they receive are a positive, but it is not stopping any of this. Wells Fargo now saying that they will put on a new rehabilitated business image starting January 01, 2017? ... of course more bullshit, to see who the next political administration/ cabinet is, to get their lobbyists and insiders to work on ... this should have been done several years ago after previous troubles.

It's also insane that the senior executive VP that headed their community banking, Carrie Tolstedt, gets to walk away scott free with also over $124 million, but, that's all in the contract work and part of her compensation ... she was right in the thick of all this as it was going down, but like Chairman/ CEO John Stumpf, are not aware of this culture ... so they're either lying, or very incompetent.  I would hope that this Senate Banking Committee hearing/ session will bring about much more focus on this, and a clearer view from the executives positions, but I dont expect much more than a political version of "Dancing with the Stars", being politicians drilling hard questions, but getting a dance around the issue response from Stumpf ... similar to previous shows with folks like JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon or BP's Tony Hayward hearings. The committee has to hold these hearings most importantly now during this election season, because it gives politicians and the 2 parties a boost, to show that they are somewhat cracking down ... so folks like Stumpf or whoever, understand and dance to the tune basically ... so that is mostly for show, and all you can do is hope that something positive results from it ... and it gets heavier media exposure, and inspires more investigations and possible criminal charges. Since there is no accountability of any of these folks in any significant way, you have to enforce laws, bring criminal indictments, and take action ... this is the only way to slow this down ... simply fining someone several millions who makes billions off these practices does nothing at all ... not taking action, is like failing business and the industry. They say that Warren Buffet for example lost over a billion dollars over this (Bloomberg) ... good, this also is a positive, and all the other major investors. It is a positive as well that there is a social and mainstream media saturation of this, and that  thousands of people take their money out of this/ these institutions and refuse to do business with them ... there are so many different smaller banks, credit unions and other places to put your money and do business with ... customers dont deserve this, any more than they deserve politicians that fiddle faddle around and indirectly support this kind of culture, abandon them as well. If we dont challenge this, from the working class depositor to the larger investors ... this type of culture and behaviour will only get worse, and have a greater financial crisis impact and consequences on our economies, in an already fragile economy that we have now.


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***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


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***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WORKPLACE PEOPLE & BEHAVIORAL ANALYTICS: Meet Big Brother's Cousin "BIG BOSS" ... ID Badge Monitoring & Surveillance ... The "Slippery Slope on a Rope" Edition ... (End to Privacy? ... NONSENSE ... NOTHING in the PUBLIC has ever been PRIVATE PT.6)- (AMERICAN JOBS PT.5)


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Ben Waber PhD ... CEO of Humanyze



This posting will serve the "End to Privacy?" and "American Jobs" series of this journal/ blog ... it will be to highlight the new generation of workplace performance, people and behavioral analytics that is becoming the new norm in our pop- culture institutionalized programming. Waber sayz this technology is just scratching the surface (in other words, the possibilities are endless), they like to call it "biometrics meets the boss" ... and that is why it is so importante to watch, legislate and regulate closely ... especially in this new era of corporatized dominance. You have folks of course like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America who absolutely love this, to maximize profits and productivity of course, and a couple thousand other companies ... employees who currently decide/ volunteer to wear these and participate are sold on the idea, because it is looked at by them as a fitbit of sort to enhance their performance and career ... or how we get over- excited over every new tech that comes out, whether its a new phone, tele or whatever that we just get fascinated by how cool it seems ... and it is "cool" ... however, you have to watch the people behind it purchasing this technology too, like a fox watches a hen house. I mean ... I think they're cool too ... I would like to see some of these CEO's/ associates and their corporate pocket puppet politicians wear some of these cool devices, perhaps we could get a more clear and precise evaluation of their performance, since when they're questioned by the people/ shareholders/ investors, or a Senate Committee, they are very vague of what they do/ done, oversaw, who they know, or even their positions ... maybe we could refresh their memory, eh? (an example of that here in the video and 3rd paragraph).

Of course the other positive they talk about, is it/ they will not monitor you while in the bathroom ... beacons tracking your movement are omitted from the bathroom, sounds great ... since sitting in the shitter is about the only privacy you have left (I think we should add a "shitter amendment" to our rights, to at least try to preserve that). Your boss dont get to see personal details?, data will ONLY be used to enhance workplace performance? ... dont count on this nonsense ... if you get fond feelings towards a co- worker, which is even common in the workplace, it will be questioned and possibly attacked ... this can also make or break a persons career, with just a simple mistake, etc. ... not just help it, every coin has a flip- side, eh? This can be a slippery slope as it progresses though, is why to watch this closely ... you can see they already have algorithms on Facebook for instance to monitor and censor your morality today, and to watch everything you shop for and buy, so that they know what commercial/ ad programming to use when they want to steer you in whatever direction they choose ... and Lord knows we have enough advertising saturation and aggressive marketing as it is. This cool device that hangs on a rope around your neck, or one that you wear on your wrist, such as the cool sounding "Hitachi Business Microscope" ... can read and record every damn thing you do, from your breathing, emotions, conversation, movement and contact, to when you just take a breather for a minute to try to relax ... they catch it all. Like with any new technologies, it becomes less expensive and more abundant in time, those like Ben Waber are only looking at the positives, and what business/ usage it can grow into over the next decade. I chose a couple newsreads linked below from "The Washington Post" and "CNN" to review that gets more into this.


Word Out ....





***** THE WASHINGTON POST: This employee ID badge monitors and listens to you at work- except in the bathroom ... (newsread)




***** CNN: How your boss can keep you on a leash ... (newsread)





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***** PD/ RCJ: "END TO PRIVACY?" PART'S 5 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "AMERICAN JOBS" PART'S 4 THRU 1




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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

KELLY STONE ... "DEAR FACEBOOK: IT'S A BOY!": INFLATED, INVESTIGATED & PROBATED ... Facebook Photo Censorship of Mom & Son ... The "Algorithm Puritanically Correct" Edition ... (SEXPLOITATION NATION PT.33)




**** KELLY STONE/ AUSTIN COMEDY ... (bottom to top) Kelly Stone and her son Mayne **** this photo considered as "nudity" & "sexual activity" by Facebook, pending investigation of course.



 

**** I chose the above photo here ... as proper social media photo attire in America, if you choose to post a picture of your boy/ son on Facebook ... you know ... for "puritanical correctness" reasons.



This posting will serve as Part 33 of the "Sexploitation Nation" series of this journal/ blog ... of a mother, her son, and friend enjoying a day at the San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas (between Austin and San Antonio). This is simply another case and posting that confirms some of the sexual stupidity (or I guess what some call morality) we have, and the type of neo- puritanical society that we are becoming in our force- fed puritanical correctness ... in todayz society now having our morality censored and regulated by a computer algorithm ... um, um, um ... imagine that! The Facebook photo at the top of this posting of Kelly and her son Mayne, that was taken by her friend Chris Cardoza, was censored, inflated and investigated for having content that depicts "nudity" and "sexual activity", following (while under investigation), Kelly received 7 dayz probation by Facebook from being able to use her Facebook. Sadly, Kelly like millions of others depend on Facebook (I never had much use for it), in this case Mayne's mom depends on it for her career as well, which she explains in the video/ newsread linked below, she is a local comedian, a sex health educator and college lecturer too ... millions like her, depend on this communications/ social network tool. Even 8 year old Mayne had enough sense to see this is wrong ... of course his brain hasnt been institutionalized yet like many adults. I heard rumors in the past about this censorship thing of Facebook, but never really looked into it much ... while reading up on this earlier, I seen that there is really alot of this going on ... maybe we should make our sons wear a bra like our daughters, eh? Enough from me ... more in the link below ... Word Out ....





***** KVUE/ABC24 AUSTIN: Facebook removes photo of shirtless boy with mom ... (newsread/ video)





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***** PD/ RCJ: "SEXPLOITATION NATION" PART'S 32 THRU 1


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***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


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Monday, September 5, 2016

LABOR DAY 2016: America's GROWING FRUITS of LABOUR ... In the Form of STOLEN WAGES ... & Reinforcing the Force to FIGHT BACK ... The "WAGE THEFT" Edition ... (AMERICAN JOBS PT.4)- (The AWAKENING PT.44)








'US prospers more with labor law protections' ... Thanx to RT AMERICA


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***** www.workplacefairness.org



First of all, Happy Labor Day to American workers ... and Thanx to Ed Schultz and John Nichols for the opening video above, which is straight to the point. This posting will serve both the "American Jobs" and "The Awakening" series of this journal/ blog, and in this posting to focus on wage theft in America, and the need to press this issue more and more, because the growing fruits of our labour here in America, are getting increasingly stolen. It is a positive though to see so many around the country that has also increasingly been fighting back against this, and also Thanx to the labour movement, unions, action groups all over the country that been reinforcing this force to fight back. For the last few decades wages have been being chopped down, along with benefits ... and many in business using their political influence to try to block any worker organization, which is bad for business, because organized workers make the best workers and consumers ... today they use lobby powers that would rather spend millions on lobbying or even in courts, than simply saving money, if they would just do straight business and pay fairly ... which is ill decision making in my opinion from a business perspective even ... but this has became a viral culture of sort more and more ... trying to take us backward instead of forward, so it's importante to hammer it. Still some folks are reluctant to challenge their employers when getting screwed, so that is why it's importante to inspire and motivate those as well, for the benefit of the overall workforce, from minimum wage positions to more well paid positions, because this wage trend can have a ripple effect to different pay scales and occupations over time ... and it also inspires others now around the globe to fight back as well. And there is a variety of scams in use today to steal wages, and big corporations like WalMart use contractors to hire for services for example, to try to not be accountable themselves for it, temp agencies and others are part of it too, so you need to stay informed and vigilant. Right now in America, tax incentives and profits are at all time highs ... there is no reason that wages should be cut and stolen ... this is not just normal greed, but extreme greed, which is an illness and addiction, and should be treated like such ... like a bad drug/ alcohol addiction is harmful to you ... this is harmful to good business. So if and when you decide to sue some of these bastards or report them, look at yourself as doing society and them a favour, you're being patriotic even.

I linked some newsread and other info below that pertains to the wage theft and your rights, what you should and can do. I also included a lengthy 25 minute documentary video from Al Jazeera America, that I wanted in this journal anywayz in some series, but well worth the view, to show that this is not just your largest employers like McDonalds, Chipotle, or WalMart, this goes on increasingly and been for years in the restaurant/ food industry and many other smaller companies. In the video below, a waitress, Gloria Lewis of the Miami/ Fort Lauderdale area, who legally fought/ challenged 3 employers ripping her off and successfully won all 3 cases, and later became a sort of advocate for workers too. Gloria points out some of the scams like, when she won her cases, she also had a type of court ordered or arbitration tribunal gag- order against her to collect her money, that she cant talk about it with anyone ... of course, this is to try to stop workers from exposing employers and inspiring folks to question and do the same, she also points out how even after they're exposed and told to pay up, how they try to nickel and dime her/ you in other wayz, like break times ... 30 minutes here and there type cheating ... or beating/ scamming you another way ... or like a Chicago dishwasher Alfredo explains too below, and some of they payroll/ debit type cards they give employees with multiple charges, and more. Also below, Florida State Senator David Simmons tries to say that the system is already overregulated on business, and the usual talk about how we should be grateful that we are the best country to work in (Huh?) ... that we should compare our conditions and wages to Southeast Asia, China and these developing countries, which is passive bullshit talk they alwayz give, or their political mouthpieces. Here's the bottom line here (and I explain more in Part 3 of American Jobs linked at the bottom of this posting) ... this is NOT Southeast Asia or China ... we are talking about our country and what we worked to establish over decades, and what we/ workers, as well as our consumers/ customers expect from employees and quality of service/ products ... so save that talk for some piss poor developing nation to tell that to. They also tell employees if they dont like it, go find another job ... what I suggest, is that employers that cant stand their own ground and run a business to take care of the employees and customers as well as the shareholders ... perhaps ya'll should find another business, or better yet, since you talk about the great cheap labour in some of these countries ... Hell ... go start up a business there (WITHOUT America's tax loopholes, home base or tax paid subsidies) ... I'm sure there are others in this country that would love to take care/ over your customer base here, eh? ... Enjoy your Labor Day and the fruits of your employment, you deserve it ... more below.


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***** CNN/ MONEY: Nearly 10,000 workers sue Chipotle for unpaid wages ... (newsread)




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***** www.wagetheftisacrime.com



***** www.wagetheft.org/news/ ... (various articles)



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Stolen Wages- Fault Lines ... Thanx to ALJAZEERA AMERICA





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***** PD/ RCJ: "AMERICAN JOBS" PART'S 3, 2 & 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "THE AWAKENING" PART'S 43 THRU 1


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***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

COLIN KAEPERNICK 2016: Taking a STAND by SITTING ... to the Injustice Among Us ... The "STAND YOUR GROUND" Edition ... (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.46)- (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.25)


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Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for National Anthem During 49ers vs Packers Pre Game ... Thanx to MARK DICE




***** NBC/ SPORTS: Colin Kaepernick's Protest is Part of Long Sports Tradition ... (newsread/ video)




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This posting will serve as Part 46 of the "Public Patriots" series, and Part 25 of the "Police Brutality" series of this journal/ blog ... to highlight a widespread news piece and national outrage this week concerning San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the National Anthem before a game, and his reasons. I chose to open the posting at top with a video of criticism of Colin as example of how some American football fans feel about this, many are burning their 49ers/ Kaepernick football jerseys, or buying some just to burn on YouTube, I wouldnt burn my Dallas Cowboys training shorts for instance, if Cowboys done something I didnt agree with, which cost $40 bucks (on sale price at that), but to each their own ... under the above video I added some newsread from NBC/ Sports for a briefing. I even heard from a couple guyz here in Dallas on this where they thought it was not right for Colin to do this, however, I told the guyz that I supported Colin for it 110%, and explained why. I not only support what Colin did, but consider him a type of "public patriot" if anything for using his position to bring this issue more open in the mainstream ... this guy has alot more to lose than many of us who have an opinion on it, I like to see people in a position like him stand up for justice, because there is too much injustice among us, too much political correctness, too much plastic mass produced and packaged patriotism, sweeping our issues under the rug and related bullshit ... this IS the American thing to do as much as an American tradition. A major part of Colin's defiance is because of the police brutality that is way out of control in this country, and much directed at people of colour. Many say that we have a black President, black Attorney General(s), judges, politicians, black police chiefs, etc, etc ... the thing is ... what are any of these people in their positions regardless of their skin colour doing to stop this? ... after all, they make the laws and standards, do they not? ... I mean, if they're not doing nothing but lip service, when they have the power to do something ... then what the fuck good are they on these issues, eh?

As far as the talk about Colin's biological parents or the parents who adopted him and their skin colours or class status, etc ... it is immaterial to what Colin is doing. They say that it was his adopted parents, the NFL or white peoples money that made Colin what he is and enabled him to get the salary he does ... this is all bullshit as well ... Colin MADE HIMSELF what he is from hard work, vision, and discipline ... it is not so much what the NFL pays him ... but how much athletes like Colin make for the NFL (a $13 to $15 billion a year business ... expecting $25 billion by 2027 or so), he like others are their commodity, and everyone indirectly affiliated business wise makes a bundle as well from beer sales to car sales to merchandise. In fact, these players that are complained about because of their multi- million dollar salaries, usually have to retire by or before 40 years old ... because of physical demands and injuries, many also pay up to 50% of what they make in taxes, even paying taxes just to play a game in a city they visit, and Colin is still owed millions by the NFL/ 49ers ... which is more than I can say for some law makers in Washington, their corporate and banking CEO's and these others we are programmed to look "up to", that do everything they can, including manipulating tax legislation to avoid ANY taxation, or having the rest of us pay their corporate welfare subsidies. Some say that what Colin is doing is disrespectful to our military veterans or our flag? ... more pop- culture nonsense ... some of our leaders politically are the ones who disgrace our country, flag, and unfairly compensate our veterans for their service they gave, many of which are as hypocritical on that, as their pretending and giving lip service on what they want to do for America, as well as taking care of our interests, and disregarding their obligation by oath to their positions. Whether or not Colin decides to sit out another anthem at the game in San Diego tomorrow night against the Chargers, I dont know, but I will support him if he does. I chose some video of Colin explaining below what this is all about ... and Thanx to Colin for using his position to speak out.


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Colin Kaepernick explains why he won't stand during National Anthem ... Thanx to KTVU






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***** PD/ RCJ: "POLICE BRUTALITY" PART'S 24 THRU 1



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Monday, August 29, 2016

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: "Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement" & TINA S Guitar Cover ... (TINA S. PT.2) ... For Ludwig


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Ludwig van Beethoven (1803)                                 Tina S. (2016)




This posting for the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is dedicated to the famous 18th/ 19th century German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (wikipedia), and to highlight one of his greatest classics here, "Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement" (1801). French guitarist Tina S (Tina S. Part 1) who I been following for several years now, just released her guitar cover of this classic, so I wanted to include it here and dedicate it to Ludwig, being that I am sure he would have loved to enjoy her cover of it! ... and it would be great to even have these 2 meet, Ludwig was 31 years old when he completed the piece, Tina is 16 years old. But this piece from Beethoven is as intense and beautiful of a piece of work today as it was in the beginning of the 19th century, which I would say was as intense as the personality of Ludwig. It must have been a treat as well back in Ludwig's time to be able to play keyboards like the clavichord and harpsichord too ... I mean, I love both as far as listening, in their own unique sound, in particular I would love to try out a clavichord to play on, because of how much it is like guitar in sound too ... these instruments have faded away of course, but are classic. More below ... Enjoy!






Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement ... Thanx to JEEAR






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Ludwig van Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement) Tina S Cover ... Thanx to TINA S






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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CORPORATE UTOPIAS & SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES 2016 with Matt Kennard & Claire Provost: How to Cheapen Labour by CLONING the ZONING ... The "SLAVE WAGE" Edition ... (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.11)- (AMERICAN TRADE/ TIFA PT.8)






This posting will serve as Part 11 of the "Corporatcommunazica" series and Part 8 of the "American Trade" series for this journal/ blog, I include it in the American Trade series, because Cambodia for example is part of our TIFA agreement (Trade and Investment Framework Agreement) with them, and we have trade agreements with other countries in similar circumstances. I wanted to record this in this journal, because of how importante it is to know, and I have discussed this with several folks locally as well ... it is concerning SEZ (Special Economic Zones) and how they work, this is popular to bring in business in areas of countries that lack jobs, money, or decent trade, it can take a country like Cambodia that didnt have much going for it, and make it a global player in trade/ business for example ... it looks very positive as well, but is deceptive ... I mean, we make money trading with them and get very competitive low prices on goods we buy, and they make money ... which in turn puts food on the table for them that are in extreme poverty ... sounds great, eh? In other countries like China, it just expands their growth many fold more, but this has been going on for decades and there are over 3000 of these SEZ work camps in various countries, that we get so many products from. This has been also brought to my atencion from a familia member who spent a couple years in Beijing, China ... as far as the extreme poverty and these types of work camps, where workers live as well, another neighbour of mine who moved here from China also told me of the poverty, while the cities of China are bustling with business and money, so much, that it seemed like Texas business on steroids from the way it was described to me. But, we as American consumers also depend on this now more and more to buy so much that we do at low prices, so we are not quick to look further into it, and we also think it is good because were at least being able to help solve the hunger issue by doing it, I mean ... these folks eat because we and others buy their stuff, eh? These oligarch controlled entities also use our conflicts of interest with countries like China for leverage, to say they will help us in keeping trade fair, set up bunk unions for bunk workers rights and wages, while reducing risk of currency manipulation, and reducing any threat of conflict/ war ... however, they (corporate/ oligarch entities) are "playing both sides" ... similar to how they buy both our political parties and drive both to the right. First some read and video from Matt and Claire below, and Thanx for their research/ work, then I will add some more input to this after.




   

Matt Kennard                                    Claire Provost





Labor Rights Brazenly Violated In 'Corporate Utopias' ... Thanx to THE REAL NEWS







***** IN THESE TIMES/ MATT KENNARD & CLAIRE PROVOST: INSIDE THE CORPORATE UTOPIAS WHERE CAPITALISM RULES AND LABOR LAWS DON'T APPLY ... (article)






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Thomas Hudson Pickering (aka "Ranch Chimp" & "Commie Tommie") with other half (wife) Rosalie Recto Vinas (Pickering)




These have been going on for decades, and expanding their potential all over now at an increasing rate, and you have to wonder, with the gap between the rich and poor which is also expanding, along with countries that are being pushed into austerity by the same corporate/ banking entities, and all these new trade agreements we been pushing through, by also corporate force and writing all these deals/ legislation, how many countries in our west will need to have this to house and feed the extreme poor in the near future? You may say, that it cant happen here, because we have social safety nets like food banks, food stamps, welfare assistance, a minimum wage, etc ... this is America after all, and so many abroad depend on our spending too, so we have to make our wages to consume, eh? ... NO, not really in the near future, as I have pointed out in this series as well as other series, we are becoming less and less needed as this grows, because the big money looks at places like China and India as the big consumer markets of the future, these corporate entities are screwing us all, no matter what country or political party you are in, they plan their investment strategies and know how to make a buck. Trying to figure out the agenda of some of these banks, corporations and their oligarchs is not even difficult at all ... just know the basics of hustling, business and follow the money, and you pretty much got it figured out. The whole reason we have this political push in America and other countries of our representation to negotiate austerity measures and bargaining/ trade offs, such as cutting social services, massive privatization on every level of our government services, or health care to Social Security and pensions privatization, suppressing and breaking up labour unions and rights groups, buying our election/ political parties, etc ... is to make us more desperate and dependent on them, and for answers on everything from finance to our social domestic issues. And when the manufacturing is no longer needed as you can read above, they will simply convert these cities to finance/ business/ tech hubs and apply gentrification.

But to think that this cant happen in America, Canada, or even western Europe on a large scale is ill thinking, in fact, it's as easy to implement here over the next couple decades as anywhere, just look at where our country has went over the last 4 decades or so, or even where euro countries have been going slowly as far as transforming our economies, and where it can go at the rate were moving now in the next 20 years or so, eh? ... so it is wise to hammer this heavy and full force now. With a growing amount of poverty, refugees in need, etc ... you can easily make the argument (which will be peddled by their flunky politicians and sugar coated), that we need to do something about the hunger/ poverty ... of course many would jump on the idea, it will/ can be presented/ sugar coated as being a philanthropic type foundation/ movement for example, as far as to sweeten the idea. You DONT have to go against the minimum wage laws here in America ... you could have thousands of poor or refugees in a sort of encampment, and use new trade laws and things like SEZ to enable them to set up colonies in rural or urban America to create menial jobs/ employment, so at least these folks can eat and make somewhat of a living ... and at the same time, try to make it look as if it's a social services plan of sort, it wouldnt apply by law to the minimum wage laws we have, but would also create a slippery slope for middle income folks to have to reduce their wages over time, and to race to the bottom for many, to try to keep the job market competitive ... they already do it with tens of thousands of people in U.S. prisons and the labour they give to corporations for a couple dollars a day or less (**** see HERE and HERE) ... same thing, using different rules/ legislation/ laws, so trying to establish this would not be as difficult as we may think. "Special Economic Zone" has a nice sales pitch to the wording, eh? ...like most of the other worthless bargain basement junk deals and gimmicks they sugar coat and peddle off on us and our countries, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Just because they present this trash to us, doesnt mean we have to buy it {:-)

This is why it is importante to hammer this, and also try to get more progressive type political candidates in office, nothing against you if you're a basic Republican or Democrat (I supported both for years), but understand, that we are in a unique situation and period of our history as far as the economy, and that we need more of a sharper edge as a strategy and weapon due to the times basically, the same ole same ole establishment strategies and thinking wont cut the mustard. We need folks to hammer back on these trade deals and to make changes, we need more legislation written by other than just multinational corporations/ interests, we also need to strongly support trade unions and labour rights organizations, even if you have never belonged to a union or felt a need to (I never did) ... I knew guyz that said they dont need a union or their laws/ rules/ dues, etc, which is fine working for a small independent company ... here is my point though on a larger scale of employment, take your pick ... an employees union and voice with a self interests governing body ... or a multinational corporate entity CEO or board only to make decisions over workers rights, pay and benefits, eh? ... get my drift? Understand that one of the biggest threats/ weapons as you see and read in the above video and link to these oligarchs and their plans, is people and workers having voice, organization, the ability to strike and protest, etc ... this pushes them into a corner on bargaining and forces them to bargain ... as well as us boycotting against certain goods and businesses. DO NOT let these oligarchs with their wealth and accumulated power fool you, they are desperate as well, and have their own worries, they know that we are having issues due to climate change, they know that the technologies and abilities it enables to those under them that are much smaller is outpacing them, they know that they will not be needed (as any emperors/ empires of millennia ago are no longer needed today), they know that what is capitalism and the way of achieving wealth is going out the door. They are doing their job in a "survival of the fittest" sense to maintain their empire status and strength in the future, by ratholing all the resources and wealth they can now, because nothing else that they have to offer to civilization will be of any use to anyone ... they are preserving their empires/ selves only ... it is our responsibility to preserve ours and give them all out Hell in the process!


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Monday, August 22, 2016

BDSM SEX EDUCATION FOR SCHOOLS/ STUDENTS: Understanding & Creating a CONSENSUAL Society over a CRIMINAL Society & SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY ... The "New School" Edition ... (SEXPLOITATION NATION PT.32)






This posting will serve as Part 32 of the "Sexploitation Nation" series of this journal/ blog. The reason for this posting is to have a better understanding and tolerance of sexuality, and the importance of educating our society and children, instead of continuing the hypocrisy, discrimination, and indirectly promoting and sustaining a society of sexual repression that makes a criminal sexual society flourish. This posting also applies to all people, not just straight/ heterosexual, but to LGBT, pansexual, graysexual, the strong or powerful guy that likes to be dominated in sex play, or that tough inde gal feminist who may like to sexually submit for play. At least some professional education courses in BDSM should be "offered" if anything in schools to teens. Below I chose some videos and articles to highlight here, I also included an expert sex therapist Jacqueline Hellyer in the last video to give a briefing on "kinky sex" as well ... and Thanx to all those below for inspiring this posting ... after, I will add some input of my own.




Could Teaching BDSM In Sex- Ed Reduce Rape? ... Thanx to THE YOUNG TURKS








***** CONNECTIONS.MIC/ LEIGH CUEN: Should we teach teens about BDSM in sex ed? ... (article)




***** ALTERNET/ TRACY CLARK- FLORY: Sex Escape: Why Do Men Go to Dominatrixes? ... (article)




***** CBC NEWS/ TORONTO: Wynne praises girls' push for consent in sex- ed curriculum ... (article)




***** ALTERNET/ ALEX HENDERSON: Women Who LIke to Be Dominated in Bed: Talking to BDSM Submissives ... (article)





Sex Education- What is Kinky Sex ... Thanx to JACQUELINE HELLYER





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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp


When it comes to sexuality and education of such, I feel that all aspects of it should be part of sex education, and at least if it is part of sex education in school, the parent dont have to try to find wayz to explain the "birds and the bees" thing at a certain age to their children, or trying to find politically correct wayz to explain something that they may not be an expert on ... and the students are around their own peers and age groups, which is positive. In fact, I look at it as a public responsibility to educate our children on what is consensual and what is abusive. Many young people by nature just find out about sex on their own, I didnt have sex education in any of my schools in the 1960's, my parents didnt talk about sex much with me, etc ... I found out on my own, and also being around things like prostitution at a young age opened my views to things that I wouldnt have learned from other kidz, parents or school anywayz ... but life experiences are what made me have a better understanding and tolerance. In todayz society we have sex thrown in our face from every angle, whether you are watching the tele, at the movies or online ... it's commercialized and used to sell products and make a buck, yet on the other hand, much is strictly forbidden, a look but dont touch type of thing ... what I see in America especially, as a sex in your face neo- puritan type society we are becoming. We call ourselves a liberal society, yet sure as Hell dont act like it ... not even most so called liberals are liberal, regardless of how swollen their heads are on thinking they are. Sex education today seems to be more about using condoms, birth control/ contraceptives, or what's called "safe sex" I reckon ... which is very importante as well, because of diseases and high teen pregnancy rates, but other sex education is needed as well. A kid may watch a movie for instance, and maybe they are not even of age to watch it, but was able to, it may be full of sex and violence ... they are young, they see all this sex and violence with adults, they see it online or the news, some are in abusive families with parents alwayz in conflict, and they absorb it, yet have no understanding of what's going on, or how to differentiate what is acceptable or not, only having to go by their instincts and experiences.

I say this, because the way a portion of our society is, is that it can indirectly contribute to molding our children to be sexually abusive to their partner, spouse, or even a stranger they dont know ... and it can be very serious. Even regardless of all the sexuality that is out there, we are not as tolerant and understanding as we should be, criticizing a persons sexual preference or practices/ fetishes, calling in public sexual fetishes as a deviant practice or a mental health issue, yet many of those criticizing it, have some fetish of their own. Some that would consider themselves as having high moral values say that in love making, there is no such thing as dominance and submission, yet out of the other side of their mouth believe that men are supposed to be the dominant one over their women, it's a religious or cultural thing ... yet they are still practicing a form of dominance and submission, even in their so called "love making". In fact, damn near every aspect of our societies is about dominance and submission, master and slave ... whether in sexuality, culture, religion, politics, business/ finance, the workplace or war, etc. Since we are that as a species and society, and most practice sex, why not have a better understanding of it? ... education and tolerance is key to that. Sex education also, is something that should not just be about love making between a couple in a steady relationship or marriage ... after all, many dont practice sex because they are "in love" or wish to reproduce, it's healthy physically and mentally, regardless of what ones particular fetish/ desire may be ... and safely fulfilling those desires are particularly healthy. I believe with more social/ public discussion and bringing things in the open and more education, we can reduce the amount of sexual abuse, rape and violence that we have now ... keeping it in the closet, is keeping it bottled up in people, and especially our children ... and can explode in an unacceptable way in a relationship or anywhere in society. This is as importante of a sexual education issue as any others, because it is part of what we are, and many will most likely explore in their sexual relations at some time or another, regardless of what sexual identity you claim yourself.


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Friday, August 19, 2016

OPEN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES & THE UNITED STATES CORPORATE ELECTIONS 2016: Getting MORE BANG for your $BUX$ ... The "UN- Rig the Gig" Edition ... (AMERICA'S VOTE BOAT PT.5)- (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.10)




****  http://act.rootsaction.org ... (petition to sign)



This posting will be Part 5 of the "America's Vote Boat" series of this journal/ blog, and Part 10 of the "Corporatcommunazica" series. The name "corporatcommunazica" I just made up from combining the words corporate, communism, nazism and America, which I thought was more fitting of what America is today ... instead of names like a "republic" or a "democracy", when it comes to certain topics in this series ... with the usual happy talk and trimmings, I mean ... why not call things for what they really are, eh? It's common talk these dayz out of corporate controlled politicians and media to say "we get it" ... No, you dont get it ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) ... the American people have alot of issues to deal with themselves, so this isnt just about ISIS, somebody's email, tax statements, or the rest of the pointless nonsense that not a bloody damn thing most likely will be done about anywayz, nor is it about the next terror fear card. When they say about what they have done to make us safe from terrorism ... tell that to the dead victims of foreign and domestic terrorists that are 6'ft under or cremated ... while out of the other side of their mouth, they will tell you they dont like guns, or for you as a citizen to own them ... yet while telling you this, those politicians are surrounded by guns to protect them and their masters 24/ 7, and order others to use guns against those foreign and domestic that they feel are disobedient, or out of order, while innocent people get killed as a result. Sure, you have done plenty to protect yourselves 24/ 7 and the oligarchs that you slave to, but your decades of policies are what inspires much of the terrorism, domestic protest/ civil disobedience and much crime to begin with ... that everyone else has to pay the price for ... so dont pat yourself on the back, and run your damn mouth about how "great" you are, or how "progressive" you are, cause you're not of much value to the majority of American people, until you change things, eh? Sure, you may be highly valued to the corporations, banks and some foreign governments that you kiss the asses of 24/ 7/ 365 ... but there is MORE to America and it's diversity and issues than just those, eh? But opening the debates more will not harm a thing, the 2 major parties already have all the money, media and control and a rigged deck ... what could they possibly be afraid of with all their power, they may actually learn something, eh?

I really never knew much about the behind the scenes of the Presidential debates and how they are orchestrated, so I decided to look into it a little to try to pick up a little education on it. Though I realize that there has been alot of corporate decision making when it comes to producing and media, and the amount of input and control you need to have to at least make it balanced as possible for the viewers, and try to have as balanced of a view of issues possible, with dialogue that doesnt get too out of control between candidates. But some of what I was reading is just ridiculous and rigged and controlled beyond belief ... it's shameful enough alone, that only 9% of Americans even chose to vote for the 2 candidates that we have (New York Times) ... even the corporate mainstream media has tried to diversify things more, having town halls of Libertarian and Green Party candidates, because of how tasteless, plastic, pre- paid and repetitive this nonsense is, they're looking at their polls and ratings, and seeing that even their corporate bosses are making an embarrassment of them and the debates. If there is a time that deserves to make changes in the debates ... this is it, or else you will have nothing left to sell, mesmerize or excite the American people with for these 2 parties in future elections, which are as much fossils as the fossil fuels they try to repackage and peddle off to you in the 21st century. Opening the debates may even get more Americans off their asses to vote, eh? ... folks want to hear more views instead of months and months of the same bland rehashed trash and bitch fights ... at the same time, those and the tax payers that spend out the ass to put on this show, will at least if anything, get more bang for their $$bucks$$. More from Zaid Jilani and Jeff Cohen below ... Word Out ....





  

Zaid Jilani                                       Jeff Cohen




***** THE INTERCEPT/ ZAID JILANI: Why the Presidential Debates Will Suck Even Though They Don't Have To ... (article)




How the Two Parties Lock Out Alternative Voices From the Debates ... Thanx to THE REAL NEWS





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***** PD/ RCJ: "CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA" PART'S 9 THRU 1



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME & REVISING CAPITALISM: Rutger Bregman & Federico Pistono on PROGRESS over Poverty and The DIVIDEND of Progress ... The "Beyond Left & Right" Edition ... (The AWAKENING PT.43)- (POVERTY & DESPAIR PT.3)- (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.45)


  

Rutger Bregman                                 Federico Pistono



This posting will serve 3 series of this journal, "The Awakening", "Poverty & Despair" ... and to include both of these guyz in the "Public Patriots" series for their work, research and contributions to enlightening our societies ... and Thanx to both for inspiring the title of this posting too. Also what inspires the posting, is the number of people that I have talked to over the last several years, that shared their thoughts on the future of capitalism and their concerns on where all this AI, automation/ robotics and such are taking us. I also try to emphasize when talking to folks especially here in Texas, or in this blog/ journal, that I dont necessarily think right or left, I think beyond that ... instead, I use right or left to learn from and communicate in these times with folks, but do not embrace it. This is another subject and idea that been around for centuries, and is very importante especially now to have thought and action on, that dont get the atencion it deserves, so there can never be enough focus on it as far as I'm concerned, with all the distractions/ obstacles, and especially now in this political/ elections season, which will burn alot of our atencion and time. Below I have chose these 2 guyz out of many talking about this, with a video presentation and an article from each to look at ... after, I will add some to it myself.




Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht ... Thanx to TEDX TALKS








***** RUTGER BREGMAN: Why We Should Give Free Money to Everyone - Utopia for Realists - Medium ... (article)



***** FEDERICO PISTONO/ CNBC: Get ready, robots are going to steal your job ... (article)






Basic income and other ways to fix capitalism | Federico Pistono | TEDxHaarlem ... Thanx to TEDX TALKS






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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp & daughter "Bear"



First of all, to anyone who never read a thing in this journal or doesnt know me personally ... I am NOT against capitalism at all, nor am I a person who feels that we should ALL be equal, I feel that reward should go to those who work hard, invest, take risks, and the rest that goes with it, I even credit to the idea of capitalism to where we are today as far as what we achieved in technologies and science, space exploration, health, lifestyle and a variety of other things that we have that made better for our lives and progress as a species. Today there is a growing hate for capitalism simply because of what a portion of the population with extreme greed has done to it, I even joke around calling Capitol Hill, Capitalism Hill ... I also view the design of capitalism as being able to bring people OUT of poverty instead of putting people IN poverty as we see more of, I see opportunity and other positive things from it ... as long as it's done and implemented properly ... that's what we lacked, because of our nature ... which is why I am strongly for financial regulations as well, and I support the idea of taxation, which to me is a responsibility in a civilized society such as now. At the same time, I feel that socialism is positive for a society and healthy capitalism ... and that is where some people get confused that I talk to, the only reason why they get confused, is because by instinct and habit, they look at almost everything as they were culturally and institutionally programmed to look at things as only left and right, black and white, good and evil, which has also slowed more progress that could have been made too. More detail of my views in Part 2 of "Poverty & Despair".

I am also 110% for a form of "universal basic income" for everyone from rich to poor ... I say rich to poor, because I dont believe that those who have wealth should be denied what should be a basic dividend that is for ALL society ... even though they dont need it, I dont feel that they should receive more, but an equal amount to everyone, just like I feel they should have an equal voice in politics and "a vote (1)" ... but not running everything and buying our government and elections, which is what you see now. An equal amount of dividend to every person regardless of class status, any additional income or wealth a person achieves, will be from their own effort ... I see no reason why we need poverty, poverty is NOT necessary for a healthy capitalism society. Unlike many, I dont think either socialism or capitalism ... I use the benefits of both and combine them. I had some folks tell me that they dont see why someone should get money for doing nothing ... one guy who is a truck driver and his wife who works in the human resources department of his company told me that this idea of giving away money will just create a culture of sloth, and that nothing will get done, and couldnt understand why I would even advocate something like that ... knowing the kind of guy I am, his wife and him worked hard for years and paid their own way ... so I can understand their point. Like him and his wife, we both believe in getting the job done and take pride in our work, and look at the responsibility that all comes with an honest dayz work, we are also both family and community oriented, both pro- Constitution, both feel that reward and hard work should go together, both love our country and family, so we have much in common ... I explained to them, why I would support such an outrageous idea.

As both these guyz in the above videos and links talk about as far as the transition that we are going to have to deal with ... to me, now/ very near future couldnt be a better time to revise what capitalism will need to look like to work at least in this time and place of the first half of our 21st century, I dont believe that the future will have a need for a system like we have now, or have a need to have a society that resembles much of what we have had in the past, because of the changes that will come over the next few generations, so this idea is for what we need now in the present to deal with the change that will come, and to transform society and market. We can at this point, eliminate poverty and at the same time, it would not have any negative effect on those with wealth, or the capitalism we have now, with just some added socialism needed because of the transition and income for most. No, I dont think at all that this would create a massive sea of human sloth and out of control breeding, or interfere with those who want to expand wealth or the rest of the negatives that are talked about. As a matter of fact, I look at it as a positive move, that will enlighten, motivate, and invigorate people to do things that they never took time, or had the time to do,  and start to dissolve this institutionalized neo- slave mentality that we have had for long, it will reduce misery, reduce unnecessary expense and make an easier to maintain a more efficient social safety net system, that will work as an economic positive across the board, while reducing crime, stress and much else that we have now.


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***** PD/ RCJ: "THE AWAKENING" PART'S 42 THRU 1



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***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


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***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Day in the Life of an ARSONIST: Dedication in DIRE Conditions & Getting the JOB DONE ... The "FEEL the BURN" Edition ... (HELLUVA F'N DAY PT.11)






This will be a Part 11 for the "Helluva F'n Day" series for this journal/ blog ... to highlight a young man, who was so dedicated to getting the job done, that when he caught fire, he acted quickly to find some grass next door to roll around on, then threw away his burning tennis shoe after ... "feeling the burn", limped back to the hair salon, so he could finish the job ... now that's dedication in dire conditions, and what I call "getting the job done", eh!? I cant tell you the guyz name, or even what his reason was ... it was a hair salon though, so maybe his lady accomplice may have inspired the job, who knows ... but leaving that tennis shoe behind wasnt wise, and possibly prints on anything left behind he handled, surveillance footage of the vehicle and a female companion ... I would guess in a town the size of Madisonville, it wont be long before he and the lady are captured. Lt. Willie "Poe- leece" Poe of the Madisonville PD credits the security cameras ... so you know they will be dead on your ass too! Nonetheless, this day must have been a Hell of a fucken day for you guy ... read and video below! ... Word Out ....




The Worst Arsonist in History Sets Self On Fire ... Thanx to POLICE CENTER






***** USA TODAY: Bungling arsonist sets himself on fire in Kentucky ... (newsread)




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***** PD/ RCJ: "HELLUVA F'N DAY" PART'S 10 THRU 1



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***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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