Thursday, October 27, 2016

VETERANS BONUS PAY BACK ATTACK 2016: "Veterans Under SIEGE" ... Tell WASHINGTON to Donate a F-35 Fighter Jet to Our VETS ... The "Double The CASH BACK" Edition ... (VETERANS SPOTLIGHT PT.45)




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This posting will serve as Part 45 of the "Veterans Spotlight" series of this journal/ blog. It is to focus on the bonuses pay back issue that is at top of this posting in opening CNN video ... also there is a petition to our loved ones in Washington above to sign. The good news is, that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter already ordered the Pentagon to stop clawing back excessive recruiting bonuses paid to California National Guardsmen (USA Today) ... but understand, many have already been milked, and this I assume will only be to roll this matter over till 2017, much having to do with these elections ... I mean, there is going to be a thorough investigation on who's at fault or not, which I expect to go on for some time, it is way past due, because Congress already knew so much, but failed to act (an old familiar tune), so pressure needs to continue to be applied. But first I wanted to start with some news background on this linked below, and after a video interview with former Iraq War Veteran Mike Prysner ... then after below, I wanted to add my two cents.






***** NPR/ KERA: U.S. Soldiers Told To Repay In Signing Bonuses From Height Of War Effort: The Two- Way ... (newsread)





Pentagon Demands Repayment of Bonuses From Cash- Strapped Veterans ... Thanx to THE REAL NEWS







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This is a perfect example too, of how loose defense spending is in this country and lack of oversight, this should NOT be difficult to avoid with proper oversight, and is an incredible blemish on how things are done in such a so called efficient world leading country ... I mean ... it's shameful, more of our "American exceptionalism" I reckon. Good that this came up during a critical election time, to at least force it to be addressed ... but sad, being at a time, when we have a Presidential candidate (Donald Trump), who has a mission day one going into office of eliminating 80% of all regulations and oversight in the country, so you think were in tough shape now, imagine how food, drug and environmental safety neglect, fraud, corruption and crime would run wild under his vision in these times, eh? You have a small handful of people in the military recruitment ranks that orchestrated this, under pressure as well to do this recruiting, the majority of those who received these bonuses and other incentives, done so with no criminal intent, they were made an offer, many tight on funds trying to earn a living and support themselves and families, you do a job and expect to get paid what's promised, that's business, after all, we pride ourselves as capitalists, eh? ... well then. Yet those who served are under siege by the Pentagon, many already paying back with interest by the month, and barely able to make ends meet in civilian life after their services rendered, so promised payment/ compensation was due ... Washington fucked up on this, not our veterans. Military bad apples like Master Sgt. Toni Jaffe, is already convicted and serving her 30 months federal prison sentence for her part (as well as ordered to pay back $15 million), and some others will be charged I'm sure, who will also pay something and some time, and have tax liens or wage garnishments on them for life, anyone else is innocent until proven guilty in our democracy, bottom line. Also understand that this is just focused right now on California, can you imagine how long and deep this will be when all states are investigated, and the costs? ... bottom line for me ... forgive the debt overall, like you would on any loss, and simply charge those who committed criminal offenses, and tighten up existing oversight, it's already done ... dont cry over spilt milk.

But there is a history as well in this country of screwing veterans on pay/ benefits time after time, back in 1924, when President Calvin Coolidge vetoed a bill to grant owed bonuses to World War 1 veterans, he said that "patriotism is not bought and paid for" ... then, dont offer what you dont intend or expect to pay, it's that simple, perhaps President Coolidge should have forfeited his pay check, eh? ... President John Kennedy kept a dollar of his paycheck and gave the rest to charity ... that's patriotic, eh? ... maybe some of our multimillionaire Congress members and their corporations should sacrifice some pay ... maybe G.W.Bush and Dick Cheney should chip in, they made a bundle on these wars! I support our veterans 110% as you can see in this journal/ blog, what I dont support is some of our intervention and missions that our vets are sent into by Washington ... when we are not under attack, I dont see any reason to attack, if we are under attack, attack back with tremendous strength ... regardless of it being in the interests of multinational corporations based in America, but wanting our financial and military support abroad for their endeavors, yet not wanting to be American when it comes time to pay taxes, I know alot of people would disagree with me ... but I would tell those folks, to dip into their deep wealthy pockets and pay some of their own way ... they're sure as Hell not strapped for cash! With all the interest, tax liens and wage garnishments on veterans, it is also like getting double the cash issued out back if/ when all are paid up ... like one of those cheesy too big to fail bank tele commercials you see in prime time programming, that are aimed to screw bank customers through a gimmick. What has been done is done, and just milking these vets is not a smart solution, or the least expensive way to deal with this, which can cost more in the long run if too lengthy, since they talk about getting back the taxpayers money. For the amount that these bonuses costs, you could pay this off simply by donating the cost of an F-35 fighter jet ... leave it all right there and costs settled, simple ... not spending several years and millions trying to squeeze blood out of turnips, eh? The DoD and related Washington budget and expenditures is enormous, the waste on things like inoperable multimillion dollar gas stations in a place like Afghanistan or whatever, the loss of billions in shrink wrapped U.S. currency on skids that just mysteriously vanished from Iraq, or any of the over-bloated infrastructure money we spend to rebuild what we first destroy from bombing, etc, in these places, that cant even be properly maintained and utilized by the citizens in those countries ... this is what really needs to be tightened, regulated and cracked down on more.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

EARLY VOTING TEXAS 2016: Texas' Record Breaking Turnout, Despite the Burnout ... The "Don't VOTE, Don't BITCH" Edition ... (AMERICA'S VOTE BOAT PT.6)


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This posting will serve as Part 6 of "America's Vote Boat" series of this journal/ blog ... to highlight just the first day or 2 of early voting here in Texas, and they say that now is the time to get out to vote, because next week, the lines will even be heavier ... and as my wife Rosalie said this morning ... "don't vote, don't bitch" (meaning, if you do not vote ... you have no reason to bitch about the politics) ... which inspired part of the posting title, so get your asses out to vote. It's not just in Texas with this big turnout, I been reading this all over the country, I'm just highlighting Texas, cause I live here, and we have a decent amount of voters registered in Texas at 15,015,700. I just got back from voting here in Northwest Dallas, and it is the heaviest amount of voters I ever seen here in the first couple dayz of early voting, it usually isnt heavy until the actual voting day, we had a line about a block long, and there are many places to vote around Dallas- Fort Worth. The new voter ID law was no issue for me, I simply flashed my drivers license, didnt even take it out of my wallet, nor did they look at it hard ... they say you can  also bring a utility bill, water, electric, cable tele, or whatever, if you dont have any ID, or if you have none of that, you can simply sign your name on a sheet saying you are legit, so there shouldnt be much issue with that.

As far as how I voted ... that was a toss up ... in fact this morning while at Starbucks in Addison with my daughter, I told her I wanted to vote for Jill Stein and the Green Party today, while waiting in line at the voting polls in Northwest Dallas later, I changed my mind after giving it some thought, I voted for Hillary Clinton and straight Democrat. But, I didnt vote this way out of fear, in other words, Trump doesnt scare me a bit, unlike many. While in line, I was thinking about how hard Senators like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren fought ... as well as those progressives that are sincerely trying to make change in the Democratic Party, I been reading about so much concerning pharma pricing control, to social security strengthening, to making adjustments to ObamaCare/ ACA, to affordable higher education, to ending Citizens United and so on, that Democrats been talking heavy on ... so I said ... "what the Hell, at least give them the benefit of the doubt". No, I have been skeptical about Hillary Clinton, and she certainly wasnt my first choice of a candidate, voting in the primaries for Sanders, and I have reason as I point out in related series in this journal. However ... I thought that I should at least give Hillary Clinton also that benefit of doubt, she has the experience, she said she wants to make good, and I would hope that she wants to heal some past mistakes ... so I believe just in fairness and giving folks a chance, as hard as she worked, even working the campaign circuit while sick with a case of pneumonia weeks back, trying her hardest to talk to crowds while having a bad cough ... to give her a chance ... she worked hard. I was also interested in getting back a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives and Senate ... if they regain power, and with help of progressive Dem's try to do as much possible, of what they say they want to, it will be a relief from anything that the Republicans want to impose ... if the Democrats and Clinton screw around too much ... I will probably not vote for them again in 2018/ 2020, I'll go third party ... I just feel to give them a chance. Some newsread/ video below.


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***** THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: Record 15 million Texans registered to vote ... (newsread)




***** WFAA8/ DALLAS-FORT WORTH: Early voting opening shatters turnout records in N.Texas ... (newsread/ video)




***** THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: Early voting is breaking records in Texas' 10 biggest counties ... (newsread)




***** KHOU11/ HOUSTON: Day one of early voting sets records and draws complaints ... (newread/ video)





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Thursday, October 20, 2016

TISA/ TRADE IN SERVICES AGREEMENT: The Economic Trap ... Giving OUT too much FAVOUR ... While Looking for a SAVIOUR ... The "Generosity Kills the GATS" Edition ... (AMERICAN TRADE/ TISA PT.9)




Obama: If We Don't Write Trade Rules, China Will ... Thanx to WALL STREET JOURNAL



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WikiLeaks- The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA. ... Thanx to THE WIKILEAKS CHANNEL



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This posting will be Part 9 of the "American Trade" series for this journal/ blog, which will focus on TiSA ... something that I wanted to include to this series. This is another issue that isnt getting mainstream media atencion ... yet, it is VERY importante to be aware of this, and to challenge it while we more easily can ... and either way we go, were gonna take a beating ... understand, it is coming. I wanted to open at top with President Obama ... because what he sayz here, is very true too ... as I have pointed out since the beginning of these related series and journal ... what our loved ones in Washington are not sharing, is the situation that we are in as far as our country and the global economies ... the bottom line ... they are worried, just like the President is ... and they are in private negotiations as I write this. I also below that, included the video from WikiLeaks channel, I was searching for someone to try to explain on YouTube in plain english what is happening and why ... I thought these folks summed it up perfectly and kept it simple ... and reason for that, is that I talked to many folks locally over the last few years, who heard of these trade deals, but have no bloody idea what is going on as far as what they consist of, alot of folks just dont have time for much research, and these mega- corporate entities like it that way. This has been alot of work for these corporate/ finance entities and government's (particularly ours) that been going on for decades, to try to enforce a 'one size fits all' standard globalization of our economies ... in recent years, these deals have all been on the 'fast track' (they 'get' while the gettins good, after all, they're hustlers) ... again, these corporate entities and 'too big to fail' financial institutions, are becoming less and less needed as we evolve in technologies and science ... they are positioning themselves to BE NEEDED and depended on ... and right now they have our government's in places like the U.S. and European countries weakened, in a submissive desperate position, after years of milking us financially. They are the ones that created this mess intentionally ... we would and will globalize naturally over time and integrate with trade and everything else ... but those at the top cant wait, and they especially dont want to lose strength. This TiSA deal is lousy, because it will tear down GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services) too, killing it.

As far as the U.S. ... for years we have made too many mistakes, we have also let our political leadership become too dependent on these institutions, and gave out too many favours to them ... now, we are looking for an economic saviour, as well as thinking, they're going to save democracy, but letting them chip away any democracy we do have. We are depending on the same institutions that are responsible for taking us to where we are, to get us out of the rut they put us in with our help and generosity. I'm not saying that these large corporations and financial institutions didnt do nothing (yet we give them far too much welfare in my opinion ... after all ... they're not helpless, disabled or in poverty, they're drowning in profits and wealth as it is) ... they have contributed as well to much progress, but there is a flip- side to everything, we been on a one way street through this. We have handed out too many favours and been way to generous with these folks, and way to generous babysitting the middle east with spending on wars, intervention and the rest. While in the U.S., we are increasing in poverty, and damn near doing nothing for ourselves ... China at the same time is a world leader in eliminating their poverty, bringing 2/3rds of a billion of their people out of extreme poverty ... investing in health, education, infrastructure, and other developing countries building them up ... that is why I called China the "sleeping giant" earlier in this journal. Many of us criticize China being a communist government, yet we fail to see, that we live under what I look at as 'corporate communism', and losing our peoples power on everything, in the name of 'mass privatization' ... thinking we are free market, but being played for fools, and regulated to the gills, while legislatively 'deregulating' these huge entities ... who are only wanting to get so huge, because smaller competition in a real system of free market and capitalism, would devour them ... making them 'obsolete'. These entities also worry about China to an extent ... why? ... because you have a stronger government in China, that does not let these multinationals 'own them' ... China actually makes decisions for their best interests as far as their people, infrastructure, education or whatever is needed ... while our government bends over and drops to their knees whenever corporate banking entities bark and demand ... let's face it, we havent had hardly any great leadership in decades in this country ... they are passive and weak in that area, and now even depend on these entities to run our elections, and write damn near all our legislation.

We get snowballed into thinking we are doing the 'right thing' ... we are world leaders, exceptional, etc, etc ... what we are great and exceptional at, is losing our asses too, while kissing too much ass. No, I wouldnt support any unfair trade deals like these, any more than I would go along with invading some country to exploit their resources and people, or would have bailed out these banks without a stronger commitment and agreement from them ... I'm pro- capitalism like them, businesses come and go, boom and bust ... you take the risks and fuck up ... you accept the consequences ... that's REAL capitalism, and fair trade is not monopolies with no competition all in the interests of a few. Trade in services? ... this is contaminating to services and the consumers of such, it shortchanges the customer, countries and citizens, it destroys our ability to negotiate, hold anyone accountable for bad products or destruction of the environment, to our individual economic situations, that are uniquely different depending on the region/ country, and destroys democracy, sure as Hell not spreading democracy. President Obama sayz above, that any progressive wants to try to make higher standards in those regions that are lacking, as far as for workers and the environment ... yeah, people do ... but putting a noose around our own neck, and foot in a trap giving up what little democracy we do have, doesnt help either ... that's just catchy sales talk/ pitch. You cant tell us that healthy multinational trade deals cant be made without giving those largest financial and corporate entities 'absolute power' ... even trade history proves otherwise. Many European countries DONT want to have to reduce their standards to be more like the U.S., can you blame them?, they didnt spend decades and centuries building what they have, to throw it away. We in the U.S. shouldnt have any reason to reduce our standards either, to please a small amount at the top, that want to have a monopoly and control over all us ... for what? fear of China's power? ... we made China what they are, we went to them years ago ... now we worry? We may not be No.#1 alwayz ... and what's wrong with that? When we all accept this nonsensical institutionalized idea of equality, without our rights and balanced opportunity, presented by the few on top, and competing for their benefit only instead of ours, while cutting wages to enhance their growth and prosperity only ... we degenerate our quality of living, standards, and much more, only to make those few at the top No.#1. Below, some read from WikiLeaks on TiSA, and from an expert on trade and democratic global governance, Deborah James.


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***** WIKILEAKS: "Trade in Services Agreement" ... (newsread)






TiSA Agreement Leaks Show Corporations Pushing Privatization of Public Services ... Thanx to THE REAL NEWS





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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS JANITORS LABOUR VICTORY 2016: Cleaning Up the CONTRACTOR Toilet, & Getting The JOB DONE in more Wayz than ONE ... The "Bargaining FIGHTS/ RIGHTS" Edition ... (AMERICAN JOBS PT.6)


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This posting will serve as Part 6 of the "American Jobs" series of this journal/ blog, which I wanted in this series because it is such a great job by these Minneapolis- St.Paul area janitorial workers, and is genuinely what they call "multitasking", after all ... that's what we expect today more than ever, eh? ... these folks got the job done in more wayz than one. This backfired on the contractors that were ripping off workers, as well as shortchanging in a sense, their clients that bought the contractors services, to keep it 'on the cheap', even resulting in $1 million in back pay and damages to the workers. This is a case where the workers/ janitors exposed them all in one shot too, with pressure on these big retailers like Target, Best Buy, and Macy's ... who were so sick of the pressure, embarrassment, and exposure, they started to sit down and bargain with these workers, while at the same time 'dumping' the contractors, reducing these shady contractors from 20 companies to 4, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) ... contractors that even had employees clocking in as a 'ghost employee' over 40 hours, to avoid overtime, and other gimmicks they screwed workers on, and in violation of multiple laws. It's right on time, because of this wages, benefits, and rights 'race to the bottom' that has once again been growing strong, which we havent had this level of, that I recall, since the pre- Great Depression dayz. Many of these workers are immigrants too, they dont have expertise in labour organizing, they are kept isolated, language barriers, nor have law degrees, or politicians in their pockets ... but with strength, persistence and determination ... they managed to do for themselves, what companies wont do for them ... and demand basic rights and bargaining power ... while too many in todayz society casually say things like "... this is the new normal, we cant change things, this is HOW IT IS..." etc, etc, again, those people have no backbone or determination, and their words and ideas will get you nowhere. Target for example paying unionized corporate office janitors, twice as much as those in their retail stores? ... that's NOT good business, your customers in retail should come first on the service they receive, and compensating employees fairly is part of good business, employees that also spend part of those earnings in your businesses ... which strengthens your businesses and the economy, eh? Contracting and third party entities to run our work forces is more popular than ever by companies, in this era of no one wanting to be held accountable or responsible in their business operations ... yet expect it from their workers. Congratulations to these workers and their new union, which took time and wasnt easy, but it paid off ... still you must stay vigilant, and hold those responsible that need to be ... this should also spread and inspire other workers to act in the same manner, to get what you deserve, in a time when profits are at an all time high, running off the charts. More below ...


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CTUL Workers' Groundbreaking Victory ... Thanx to WORKDAY MINNESOTA




Minneapolis janitors win right to unionize after employers of 'rampant wage theft' ... Thanx to RT AMERICA







***** THE GUARDIAN: Twin Cities janitors declare victory in union fight after 44- month campaign ... (newsread)





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Thursday, October 13, 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2016 ... A Look at the Chills, Stills and Thrills of VINTAGE Halloween ... (HALLOWEEN PT.8)


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It's that time of the year again ... and that ole Halloween spirit is in the air! Here in my North Dallas neighbourhood, decorations went up the last week of September ... so I feel I'm running a tad late ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) But for this Part 8 of the "Halloween" series of this journal/ blog ... I wanted to highlight and compile some of the vintage Halloween from past decades ... I been sorting through much over the last week or so, and there is alot of great stuff to view, so it was difficult just selecting a few ... but some really nice stuff that these folks have below, and Thanx to them! Today, Halloween is very commercialized too, some folks just rent costumes, and there are many accessories to do your own, films and art are much more elaborate, etc. But even back decades ago, without all you have now ... people were very creative, and had alot of fun, with much less to work with ... and really even made some great Halloween outfits from scratch, some great classic film and music ... some that bring me back to childhood memories ... and credit to those too! This posting will also be included in the "RCJ MUSIC/ ARTS HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY". Anywayz ... HAPPY HALLOWEEN to the reader/ viewer ... more below ... Enjoy!





Old Halloween ... Thanx to CHRONOS KRISTEVA






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Vintage Halloween- Danse Macabre to Silent Horror Films ... Thanx to LINDSAY KOSKI





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13 Vintage Halloween Songs from the Jazz Age- 20's, 30's, 40's & 50's ... Thanx to LINDSAY KOSKI





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VINTAGE HALLOWEEN ... Thanx to CHRISTINE LOWERY






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Sunday, October 9, 2016

AVA DuVERNAY'S "13TH" Documentary ... The Evolution of the Slave Trade and Mass Incarceration ... The "Land of the FREE" Edition ... (INCARCERATED AMERICAN PT.29)


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This posting will be for the "Incarcerated American" series of this journal, to highlight a new documentary by award winning director/ screenwriter Ava DuVernay (wikipedia) ... and an interview below with Ava concerning the film ... but first I wanted to say a few things related. Ava was asked by Netflix to make a documentary ... anything she wanted, it's all on them ... Ava jumped all over the opportunity like a cheap suit on sunday! This is an excellent piece of work (I seen it on first day of release) ... her choice to do this kind of documentary was a good needed choice, although she is most well known for flix like "Selma" and "Middle of Nowhere", this should really be an eye- opener to American's, and get much mainstream coverage, which is really importante ... I mean, it's harder to ignore this and sweep it under the rug as usual, major news networx are already covering it. What is so importante about this film is to enlighten more American's on this issue on a larger scale ... this film explains how we went from old school slavery to todayz sugar- coated slavery, where it stands today ... and how simple it was to do so, simply using what the 13th Amendment allows ... of course our pop- culture institutionalized political correctness makes us say and think that slavery dont exist in America ... while we hold hands and sing that we are in the "land of the free" ... "home of the brave", heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Many American's dont have any idea what really goes on in our corrections institutions, how the courts and laws work, etc ... not unless you been there yourself or know others there, which is understandable ... so this film hits the nail on the head. Over the last month or so for example ... there was almost an entire media blackout over the largest prison strike in U.S. history (The Intercept) ... how much mainstream news coverage did you see of it? ... I seen none ... the strike is in order and past due in my view. Todayz slavery is mostly like past, on those of colour ... but the slave industry is not choosy either, as long as you are poor to working class, you are part of it, including white, so they have broadened their horizons you can say. They even have a milking system for the middle classes, just not the prison time ... they'll rob you of something some other way ... so dont feel you are exempt to this, this is why as many as possible should stand against this (other wayz to get cheap wages and free labour in America and elsewhere HERE, HERE and HERE).

Ever since slavery was abolished, a few words in the 13th Amendment allowed to make it still exist, instead of being labeled "slaves" going into the 20th century ... African Americans were the prime target of criminalization, and transformed through debt/ financial pressure, propaganda, politics and legislation, and even film entertainment such as the 1915 film, "The Birth of a Nation" ... to create a new portrait and pool of villains and scapegoats to blame everything on, and to make it acceptable to do. Slavery has alwayz been a "business", so today it is just the latest wave of this business, but business as usual ... with ALEC and political lobbying, and spoon fed fear through mainstream media, it has changed its image over and over the last century. Today it's a multi billion dollar industry ... and not just for the privatized prison industry, but for many big name corporations, when politicians talk about "job outsourcing" to foreign countries for cheap labour, bringing jobs back to America or related nonsense ... they need to be discussing "job insourcing" in our own country to prison labour (Huffington Post) that they loosely allow, eh?, labour so cheap right here, that it runs a close first place with developing third world countries. This needs legislative action from public pressure, you cant just boycott products, many of our biggest names here at home have had a history of using this prison labour, whether you're a customer of AT&T, McDonald's, Macy's, WalMart, Victoria's Secret, Mary Kay cosmetics, etc, etc. I myself feel that prison labour should have a federally mandated minimum wage ... yes, a living wage, considering the expense these dayz of over- priced commissary and hygienic essentials, medical out of prison inmate pocket, phone bills and the rest of the inflated cost of living of being in prison these dayz, and much else I address throughout this series. We are told to have fear, because of how dependent we have become to this slave labour, that it would have hard economic repercussions to oppose or abolish it (similar arguments were such in the early to mid 19th century as well) ... we are alwayz being told to "be afraid" ... try to set that aside for a moment, and think with a straight head, and spread this retaliation against what is really our enemies.

What Ava and others want to do, is enlighten folks to make a movement to create change ... some say, that "it cant be done, it's alwayz been this way and alwayz will be" ... when people talk like that, that should put up a red flag for you, these kind of people have no vision, no ideas for any kind of change or much else related, and will only bring you to their level of thought and weaken you. Releasing this film now is great, because with enough atencion and public pressure, it will force politicians to address it, even if they do lie ... the next President and Congress will have to address this ... the same way the President L.B Johnson had to address the civil rights issue. We are constantly told that we are safer with all these people in prison ... sure, violent offenders are one thing, but we have a majority of people that are in prison on small petty offenses such a drug possession, to many plea deals being dished out to the point that it is in clear violation of the judicial process and ethics. Understand, when you hear these people, whether its ALEC, the corporate lobbyists, or local to federal law enforcement, etc ... say that they want to rehabilitate our prison population ... right there should put up another red flag, showing you they are full of shit. The prison industry certainly dont want people to get out and be productive members of society, because it cuts into their profits. In fact, they are behind much of the petty reasons and legislation for people to be violated on their parole/ probation ... just like back in the early 1900's ... when black people were charged with a crime, because of vagrancy/ not having a home or employment ... to loitering ... and having to pay a fee for those crimes, since they didnt have the money ... had to pay it off with free labour  ... today you have more complex wayz to charge people, with a wider variety of legislated/ manufactured so called "crimes", and even if they're not in prison ... have them still work for profiteers through programmes cloaked in the title "community service". Enough from me ... on to Ava below.



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From Slavery to Mass Incarceration, Ava DuVernay's Film "13th" Examines Racist U.S. Justice System ... Thanx to DEMOCRACY NOW!








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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BUNKERS of the PARANOID PRIVILEGED PRESTIGIOUS PREPPERS ... Where FEAR meets FASHION & FAD ... The "Run To The Hills" Edition ... (THE END MUST BE NEAR PT.9)


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Well ... it looks like it's time for another posting for "The End Must Be Near" series of this journal/ blog. This posting will take a look at some of the customized paranoia and bunkers that are being built here in America for our privileged "loved ones", of course many with NDA (non- disclosure agreements) contracts between the prestigious preppers (survivalism wikipedia) and the builders of these magnificent underground (or even above ground) mini mansions ... so them or their locations are not publicized. These are not your average everyday bunkers and/ or preppers that you commonly see and hear about from average preppers across the nation or even the globe, I know a few preppers here in Texas actually, within 100 miles from Dallas, of course on a much lower level, independents and contractors that build and plan their own survival strategies and alliances for both "bunk- in" and "bug- out" situations, and are armed to the teeth ... just in case it's needed ... no, I dont have any bunker myself ... am I scared? ... absolutely, I'm biting my nails, pissing my pants, and farting as I write this! heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) What's hilarious about this is ... there are many of these prestigious preppers, some of which are even the most corporate media praised as being powerful or even heroes, people of the affluent erudites category you can say ... some that have made so much on the backs of others ... without doing much of a damn thing ... that actually think they're "elite" when they hit a certain monetary mark, someone like this for example, that does nothing, knows nothing, see or hears nothing. From Hollywood to the Silicon Valley to Washington DC to Wall Street ... there are folks that also casually mock and insult with their herds of mouthpiece flunkies under them, average preppers, calling them paranoid nutcases, extremists, and rural bigots ... yet these wealthy folks are doing the same thing, despite the fact that they all have more protection than anyone as it is. Still, it is alwayz good to be prepped, but not let paranoia take over as I explain on Jade Helm 15 in the last 2 paragraphs.

No doubt though, these privileged preppers spare no cost when they feel their balls are in a wringer ... and handle their fears with fashion and fad. I wouldnt doubt it if some of their upscale bunkers are subsidized indirectly by tax payers, tax write- offs, etc ... after all ... we alwayz pay to babysit their asses whether it's over- subsidizing them financially, mass military usage or personal security ... to protect them from the ruthlessness of the global jungle and shelter them from real competition. They all have different reasons for their fears, some fear a Trumpocalypse, fear of Trump as a President starting a nuclear war (kind of dumb though, I mean, what billionaire or even mega millionaire, that thrives on money/ wealth, would want to chance so much destruction, which would hurt the world of wealth that they exist on, eh?), some are afraid of civil unrest, in response to the way people are robbed by them and their monopolized financial institutions and related, or killed in the streets for no reason by their lawful militarized goon squads ... which is mostly paid for with our money and lives. Some, their gut tells them that they are not as loved as they fantasize they are ... and they need even more protection from the masses ... some just do it as a fad of sort, to impress their circles of associates ... and are not really in much fear, kind of like when they focus on their house being bigger than their neighbours, or more flashy I guess. I chose some video and links to read below, and I wanted to open it with Lori Harfenist (aka The Resident), because I love the way she expresses herself in her commentaries, and she alwayz puts a smile on my face {:-) ... I wanted to close it out with a music video, which partly inspired the title of the posting, to dedicate to these privileged preppers.


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Bunker sales up 700% in 2016, politicians demand NDAs ... Thanx to RT AMERICA







***** PRET- A- REPORTER/ INGRID SCHMIDT: Bunker Builders Anticipate Lucrative Trumpocalypse ... (newread)




***** DAILYMAIL/ UK: World's super- rich are buying luxury underground bunkers to avoid natural disasters ... (newsread/ video)




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Iron Maiden Run To The Hills Live in Bogota  ... Thanx to nahueblack666 **** a little song I wanted to dedicate to our bunker buddies, which is fitting (lyrics HERE), from Iron Maiden out of East London, singer Bruce Dickinson is also one of my favourite vocalists ... I caught their show once years ago when they opened for the Scorpions, so this will be also included in the RCJ MUSIC/ ARTS HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY of this journal/ blog




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***** PD/ RCJ: "THE END MUST BE NEAR" PART'S 8 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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