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I have a blog that I use to post items that are connected to the Progressive Movement and about how we can educate ourselves about how dangerous religious delusion is.

Religion is a form of slavery that hides in plain sight.

Until a vast majority of people gain some common sense and realize that religion, as guide for modern day living…. is nonsense, and is dangerous.
Religious based “laws”, especially in many governments world wide, has gained excessive influence in the last 50 years (or so) and as a result the freedoms and equal rights of billions of planet earth’s inhabitants has been getting worst, not better.
Cause? Religion.
Right here in the USA we are facing a fascist regime like hasn’t been seen since the 30’s and Adolph Hitler.
This is a serious problem. It goes beyond our borders and affects human rights and world peace in many ways…. ways that could be vastly improved with a complete separation of all religion and all governments.
There is no doubt, by this writer, that making and using secular laws and leaving the religious crap to the delusional world, would make this a better place to live.
It’s way past time that we take religion off this pedestal of too much respect and immunity to criticism. It relies on this willful ignorance and undue respect to succeed. It calls any challenge to its dogma a word, blasphemy, that was only invented to protect the impossible and unbelievable that ALL religion is. That word is nothing but a crutch.
I think that the extraordinary claims made in all religious text calls for extraordinary evidence…. and since there is NONE…. it deserves as much exposure of its lies as possible, and also deserves criticism for the impossible stories (not to mention all the misogyny, murder, ethnic cleansing [racist roots] etc.) as is needed to challenge its core beliefs.
Until religion has no unnecessary governmental influence, and laws are made that enhance human rights and freedom (to an exacting rational and proven degree), we will not see the progress we need to see on this (one and only) planet we are super lucky to have…… changes that will save millions of lives and protect human rights in the future.

We already lost too much in the way of progress and science in the original Dark Ages and without some positive action, we are headed for another one.

We may not burn people at the stake, or charge scientists with blasphemy and stretch them until their joints separate on a “rack” but it will work the same, if only with more subtlety.

via (61) Jerry Bierens

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The NAACP is concerned and so am I

In what alternate universe do for profit charter schools make sense?

The only answer I got was, NONE!

One concern that I have is from a statement that (boy, this is hard to say) Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos made to the effect that vouchers to charter schools is a good way to put “god” back into education. She doesn’t respect our secular laws as to the separation of church and state and IMHO she is unfit to “serve” in that capacity.

I’ll leave the explaining to this article written for Education Votes. Be informed, not just opinionated. Click on the article….

http://educationvotes.nea.org/2017/07/26/naacp-seeks-ban-profit-charter-schools-increase-local-control/?utm_source=EdVotes&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=072917EdVotesEmail&utm_content=NAACPCharters

A dear John letter to John Deere

This is a little known trend that has already started and will be nearly impossible to eradicate unless arrested soon.

For hundreds of years the American farmer, car buffs, emerging engineers and others have been know to tinker with a thing or two. You know, the American way?

Those days may be numbered…..

What I am referring to is a little known [ALEC influenced] law you won’t likely see mentioned on mainstream media and will certainly will not hear about from the lawmakers that passed it, or any lawmakers for that matter.

I’m talking about what is called “repair prevention” and it’s being pushed by major manufacturers. It’s an attempt to corporatize the idea of ownership.

Today a lot of the manufactured goods you buy contain software, from a beard trimmer to a bulldozer. When you buy an item it should be yours to do with as you please and that should include the right to “fix” the thing you own, as we have done in the past.

Then comes this…. Maybe you’ve signed one yourself….. it’s called an “End User License Agreement”, or EULA. This agreement you signed has buried in the “find print” is a clause that forbids anyone from attempting, or doing, repairs or alterations to it.

John Deere has a doozy of a EULA…

More about it here:

Without going any further into this now, I suggest you click on the links provided and I will update this as new information becomes available.

Meanwhile, if you own an Apple cell phone 6 or later, do not attempt to fix it without taking it to a licensed Apple outlet. If you do you may end up with a locked device with “Error 53” on the display and at that point it’s value is only as a paperweight.

 

Abdul El-Sayed for Governor of Michigan

 

I sure hope that the good people of this once great state of Michigan don’t dwell on this good man’s name and aren’t intimidated by his Muslim background and consider him on his merits only.

He is a very smart and altruistic person that is aware of the plight of the people that the current administration so easily dismisses.

The Snyder administration is using a very narrow minded view of things to discriminate against certain groups and to deny the rights of others.

His (Snyder’s) administration is using government to deny rights to, and access to some public services, by selling off public programs to private (for profit, of course) entities.

It’s not only the Flint water crisis where he poisoned (for life in some cases) over 9000 children with lead tainted water….

It’s also the fact that Snyder cut $1.2 billion from the funds for public schools and gave this tax money (it’s yours too) to the owners of private charter schools that are run to make profits. WTF???

He also signed a contract with a filthy, greedy company to feed the incarcerated in our state prisons rotten and rat chewed upon food, also for profits.

Snyder also had the CONservatives in our GOP majority run legislature to pass a stupid “right to work” law (for lower wages and no benefits) in the waning hours of a session when the ones that would have opposed it, the Democrats, had conveniently gone home for the day.

He also is an enemy to the LGBT community by backing a screwed up, so-called “religious freedom” law that allows emergency personal to discriminate against anyone they believe to be homosexual and refuse to treat them (even in life threatening situations).

Then there is a woman’s right to control her own body that the GOP thinks they have a right to deny (they don’t). Snyder sided with an extremist religious group to allow part of the fee paid for a specialty license plate with the words “Choose Life” on it to go to them to advance their discriminatory views on abortion. It is a gross violation of the separation of church and state. This group is profiting from fees paid to the state for license plate renewal. It’s just plain wrong.

Abdul El-Sayed is what this state needs to restore honesty and openness to the governor’s office after the debacle of the #SnyderFails administration. He has run our state and its public services into the ground long enough.

Google will confirm all these claims. I am new at this (relatively) and if I supply all the links, you’ll still come back with the ones I missed….. curse Google and love it too…

Make sure you get out and vote in the next election.


Are we going to let this crap continue?

There is a bill that has been put before the Congress to give Single-Payer Healthcare to all which would bring the United States into the 21st century like all the other developed industrial nations.

The bill is designated H.R. 676 and it is the much needed bill to bring us the health care system we deserve.

Click here for a guide to the information you’ll need to contact your representatives and also there are some suggestions as to what works the best.

Please let your representatives in Washington DC know that we will accept nothing less.

By signing a petition and taking as many other actions as you can, you can be a part of the social revolution America needs, and has needed, since before the Reagan presidency.

Follow my blog and send me an email via the comments section and tell me what you think.  Open discussion is good.

Thank you.