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Elect Bernie Sanders in 2016

by Jerry Bierens

The pipeline from our public schools and more recently charter schools, (that are under no restrictions as to cirriculum and inspections) is nothing but the first step in the “dumbing down” process of our youth. The de-funding our public school system (to claim that it’s failing) is a big part of the GOP plan to “privatize” everything they can.

Next step in this process is through the racially biased judicial system and then directly to another government service that should never be privatized, private prisons.

I can’t believe that people are not aware and outraged at these three things. They obviously need reform.

In the case of the judicial, we need new more humanistic (without minimum mandatory sentencing) laws. No one should ever get 20 years or even a life sentence for a victimless crime like drug possession or sales.

Charter schools (for profit) and private prisons (for profit), and on through the (bad, racially tainted) court system are nearly an automatic pipeline to prison for many young people, and a majority of them are blacks and “other brown skinned” indivduals. It’s just plain wrong and you have the GOP to thank (blame) for it.

Charter schools AND private prisons are products of the “conservative” agenda, The result of not enough public input, done with backdoor sweetheart deals, to help wealthy friend(s) to profit from them. Never, never, should prisons or schools be a part of capitalism and done for profit. That’s why they (schools and prisons) have traditionally been PUBLIC services run with PUBLIC tax money. It’s what makes a social democratic society. It’s a fair system that served us well, until the oligarch(s) got their hooks into our government.

It’s all in the RWNJ plan to keep the sheep ignorant, and in line, which benefits the rich and their sponsors, in the legislatures, at the federal and state levels (look up A.L.E.C.)…. These bought and paid for politicians are supported with enormous donations so they can spread their lies and instill enough fear to stay in power so they can further the planned path to a fascist oligarchy…………

It’s past time to forget what the democrats and republicans used to be. Now it’s down to only one party if we are to save democracy and have a chance at an America that is fair to all it’s citizens, and not just the rich 1%.

And it sure isn’t the republicans!!!!

#FeeltheBern

Monsanto, The EPA and SCOTUS

Just a thought as I was reading some information today about Monsanto.

First some numbers: 2011 Net Sales = $11-8 Billion

404 Facilities in 66 Countries on 6 Continents

282 Million Acres Globally covered with their products

40% of U.S. crop

$829,662 for Political Campaign Contributions 2000-2012

$62,356.730 For Lobbying form 2000-2012

I noticed that for the net sales in only one year (2011) of $11+ billion and putting aside facilities, acres covered and crops, that their PC contributions and the money spent on Lobbying seems to be quite miniscule.

Take the 13 total years of political campaign contributions and lobbying money and dividing it by an average yearly amount comes to: $63,820 for PC Contributions and $4,796,671 per year average for Lobbying.

That’s an amount, which subjected to average numbers per year, may or may not reflect what was spent in 2011 but it’s all the data I have here.

And to me the numbers just don’t add up when you realize how much actual influence Monsanto seems to have when it comes to GMO labeling, EPA regualtions that have been relaxed and how hard it is to make public accurate information on the products that are now, and have been in the past, damaging to our people, land and water.

Do you see what I see?

It seems a mealsy amount of influence pedaling to me when compared to 2011 net sales. There must be some other way they have to assure their dominance in a field where there is “competition” from Dow Chemical, Bayer Chemical Division and a host of other small companies.

I am going to offer an opinion here about how hard it is to get their attention and some answers about the products that they dispense with so much impunity.

Enter SCOTUS judge Clarance Thomas.

He was confirmed in 1990 after a tenous hearing process where it surfaced that he may have sexually harassed Anita Hill. In Hill’s words, from the confirmation hearings, Hill was called to testify at Thomas’s confirmation hearings. She testified that Thomas had subjected her to comments of a sexual nature, which she felt constituted sexual harassment or at least “behavior that is unbefitting an individual who will be a member of the Court.” Then he was approved anyway.

Before becoming a Supreme Court Judge he also served as an attorney for Monsanto in 1976-? and then he joined the Reagan Administration in 1981 as the administrator of the U.S.Department of Education, but that is beside the point.

The main point is that it appears to me, that along with his other 4 conservative cronies of the SCOTUS, that they may have been doing some legislative favors for Monsanto. With Thomas’ connection to that company I’m sure he still remains in contact with, and is even friends with some of the board members and executives. Hard to disappoint old friends…………..

I have no proof of any wrongdoing but the connection is and has been scrutinized for many years.

I just thought that maybe it was time to bring it all up again.

I believe that it’s time for another 8 years of the Democratic Party in the White House and in all state governorships too. It’s way past time the pendulum swung the other way as the conservatives are too willing to bend to the wishes of comapnies like Monsanto and other big business organizations.

The next approved SCOTUS members MUST be liberal as we can see that this conservative court cannot act according to our constitution and the will of the majority of Americans.

What The Hell Have Republicans Really Done For Conservative Voters?

October 19, 2014 By Allen Clifton

Conservatives like to go on and on about the horrific policies of the Obama administration and how terrible Democrats are. But something that I seem to always notice is missing is what their party has done for them. See, as a liberal who voted for President Obama, I can tell you what he’s done for this country: Created over 10 million jobs, presided over record high stock levels, Found and killed Osama bin Ladin, passed health care reform, saved the American auto industry, To just name a few, out of the long list of things that he’s done.

These are quantifiable things that I can point to and say, “See, this is what my party did for me.” Though conservatives will undoubtedly scoff at all of those. Because as we all know when it comes to conservatives, if Fox News doesn’t say it, it’s not real. But when it’s all said and done, what the hell has their party done for them? Let’s get a couple of social issues out of the way: Gay marriage, abortion, outside of the people directly involved in a same-sex wedding, or an abortion, how exactly does that impact anyone else’s life? The answer is simple: It doesn’t. So, continuing to fight for these social issues isn’t “doing something” to improve the lives of the conservative voter. It’s just a power play based on some ignorant desire to control strangers based on what they believe is right or wrong. But even if same-sex marriages and abortions were illegal, that doesn’t “improve” the life of the average conservative voter. Sure, it gives them a “win,” but it’s not doing something for them. Because the typical conservative voter wasn’t going to have an abortion or marry a homosexual in the first place. So whether or not those two things are legal has absolutely no direct impact on their life. (Unless of course they’re a hypocrite and rally against things that secretly they would do, just to save face with their conservatism or Christian beliefs.)

So, again, what has the Republican party done for the conservative voter? Has this “trickle-down” economics made them rich? And don’t give me this “well Democrats keep preventing it from working properly” nonsense. Taxes have remained at all-time lows since Reagan. The rich are doing better than they ever have in this country. Many large corporations are making billions. So don’t give me this crap about taxes or regulations. If those were really burdens to our economy, then the rich would be suffering too. And they’re not. In fact, they’re flourishing.

Is it guns? Because as far as I can tell, President Obama hasn’t passed a single law to strip away gun rights. Actually, the only suggestions he really made were universal background checks and limits on magazine size. And I’m sorry, but if you can’t hit a target with 10 bullets, you shouldn’t be operating a gun in the first place. And why would anyone oppose universal background checks? Have we become so paranoid in this country that we can’t wait a week for a gun? If you really believe your life is in that much immediate danger you either need to call 911 or seek professional help. Besides, are gun rights really an issue on which you want to support an entire political party? How does that make sense? Vote against your own best interests in nearly every other facet of your life because you get to own more guns and get them a few days quicker than if the other party was in charge? Sure, you’ve got a safe full of guns – while you work 60 hours a week at two jobs for $7.25 an hour because the party you vote for refuses to raise the minimum wage. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

And if I’m not mistaken (and I’m not) didn’t Bush tell us back in the early 2000′s that his tax cuts were going to usher in economic prosperity and eliminate our national debt? So, how exactly did the opposite of that happen? That’s right, because trickle-down economics is scam. Is it this fear-mongering against people on welfare? Conservatives do realize that millions of conservatives are on welfare, right? And when it gets right down to it, welfare abuse makes up a very small percentage of those receiving these benefits. But this also ties into the minimum wage issue. Because millions of American workers have full-time jobs, yet still rely on the government to survive. And as much as it “pains” me to say this, mostly Republican states lead the nation when it comes to citizens relying on government assistance.

Women’s rights? Please. Female conservatives, please explain to me what the Republican party has done to secure true equality for women in America. Then there’s always health care. After all, Republicans really tried to fix our broken health care system, right? Isn’t it amazing how suddenly “Obamacare” is some social radical idea, yet it was a Republican idea in the 90′s?

In fact, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, passed nearly the exact same law while he was governor of Massachusetts. But I guess once the black guy supported the law, then it became “evil socialism.” And to this day, even with all of their objections to “Obamacare,” Republicans have yet to provide a single plausible alternative. Except, of course, “Obamacare.” Oh, and for the record, almost all of the propaganda Republicans use against the Affordable Care Act:

Canceled plans

Kills jobs

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Those are actually all arguments as to why we need true universal health care for all. Bush was president for eight years and Republicans had control of most of Congress for much of his time in Washington. What did conservative voters get from it? Is Iraq better off? No. Did we balance the budget? No. Did we pay off our national debt? No. Did we find Osama bin Ladin? No. Did we usher in unheralded economic prosperity? No. Did we “win the war on terror”? No. Tell me, what the heck did Republicans do for anyone but the rich during Bush’s eight years? The only people who really prospered during his time in the White House were the wealthy, big business, big oil and big defense. That was it.

So, conservative voter, I ask of you: What the hell has the Republican party actually done for you?
Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/what-have-republicans-really-done-for-conservative-voters/

Weak Without Guns: Open Carry Texas

Carrying guns openly in public doesn’t help basic logic skills

It was just an ordinary day on twitter, when I suddenly noticed Open Carry Texas was acting all smug because Moms Demand Action for Gunsense in America wouldn’t meet with them. OCT has a long history of attempting to intimidate Moms Demand of course, and I decided maybe I should call them on that.

Open Carry Texas

Yes, their members have a history of murder. Here’s the link I tweeted to them. They tried to blow that off as a one-time thing, after trying to deny it first. Hey, no big deal one of their own suddenly snapped and killed her family, it was just the one time! They’d also prefer we ignore some of the criminal records their various followers possess.

Not to mention the intimidating way they introduced themselves to Moms Demand by displaying their guns to them while they met for lunch; using female mannequins to stand in for the Moms to be shot up; along with their constant swarming of Moms Demand members on twitter and Facebook, along with whomever else supports responsible firearms legislation, this writer included.

At this point, I informed them how often I get death threats from gun lobby supporters and suggested that might be contributing to their image problems. I showed them this screenshot as an example:

Open Carry Texas

I wasn’t expecting sympathy from Open Carry Texas on this, but I did want to illustrate why Moms Demand didn’t want to talk to them. Besides OCT’s constant smear campaigns against them, that is. It took them a day to answer, and their response was that both sides were equally complicit in death threats against children, a laughable premise, and tried to dismiss it entirely:

Open Carry Texas

My answer was to say that threatening the life of a child was unjustifiable. They simply insulted me in response, and said I was the one threatening them:

Open Carry Texas

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Open Carry Texas thinks they are the ones getting bullied. They were the ones crying “victim” in the first place, that’s what got me to engage them. Those mean Moms won’t talk to them! Why can’t anyone see that they’re nice, reasonable people!

Also, I was apparently the one threatening them, even though I’d done nothing of the sort. Unless pointing out their history and the flaws in their arguments were what Open Carry Texas considered “threats.” If so, this should bring up grave concerns as to what they see as a threat while they’re walking around with firearms.

It was during this exchange a fellow by the name of Gavan Boucher challenged OCT over how they must feel weak without their guns. Open Carry Texas didn’t seem to grasp his point, and went ahead and confirmed it:

Open Carry Texas

Whether it was because they realized they’d argued themselves into a corner; felt outnumbered by three dudes on the Internet; or because (more likely) they’d just given up; OCT didn’t try again until the next day. Which was curious, because they just picked right back up with the insults, even though it had gotten them nowhere:Open Carry Texas

So, as they were sticking with the whole “death threats against your kid don’t mean shit because people threaten us sometimes” angle, I stayed on them with how that’s not ethically sound. I pointed out how they could barely handle pushback against their own arguments, so probably shouldn’t try to justify death threats. The next day, Open Carry Texas made another attempt to do just that:

Open Carry Texas

Open Carry Texas had taken three days to issue these responses. Perhaps the organizational account was being handled by several people who weren’t bothering to check how the conversation had gone previously, and decided to just miss the points previously made and insult me as their predecessors had done. Perhaps it was just one person, with no idea how to present or defend an argument.

But it was clear that OCT wasn’t very good at debating. They’d been run in a circle, had utterly failed to prove they weren’t comprised of dangerous people, and certainly weren’t very pleasant to deal with. They couldn’t even condemn death threats against a child, instead trying to justify them with “Well we get threats sometimes too!”  Yet they claimed it was Moms Demand who were bullying OCT?

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Then OCT tried to “Rand Paul” their tweets, saying they didn’t say what they’d just said. I simply sat back and let them continue destroying their own arguments. Like what happened next, when they disavowed Kory Watkins, after I reminded them of his recent antics:

Open Carry Texas

Mmm. Open Carry Texas had nothing to do with how Kory Watkins got so big. Even though his picture is present on the OCT website several times and he used their platform to raise himself to greater prominence, they can’t be held responsible.

Oh really, Open Carry Texas? If you can’t take even partial responsibility for Kory Watkins implying lawmakers who oppose Open Carry’s goals deserve death; Hell, if you can’t even take responsibility for your own words, then how can you be trusted to take responsibility for a firearm?

This isn’t blaming guns, as Open Carry Texas likes to say, it’s blaming people. One simple twitter conversation easily exposed OCT’s inability to hold together a solid argument or even admit to their own words on screenshot. They are unable to condemn those who threaten the life of a child. They admitted they feel weak without guns. All they had to offer was hatefulness and insults. And they can’t even be honest about it.

Open Carry Texas

And that was pretty much it. They blocked me after that, just like John Lott did when he couldn’t out-debate me, and the blatantly racist NRA Cheerleader “Raging” Rob Kinnison did as well.

The surprising thing about the conversation was how little interference I got from OCT’s followers. No doubt they were trying to pile on, but I’d been speaking out against gun lobbies for a year now, and the worst and most awful of the gun troll accounts were previously blocked. Accounts, it needs to be said, with a history of threatening and insulting those who don’t go along with their Molon Labe viewpoints. Accounts repeatedly retweeted by… Drum Roll… Open Carry Texas!

The takeaway here is that the most vocal pro-gun people count on insults and intimidation to get their way. I’ve proven this before, here and here. They are certain to continue along these lines. For proof, just look to the comments underneath pieces like these. They are invariably jammed with gun lobby supporters trying to virtually shout me down.

Many of the commenters, it needs to be said, have had to be blocked from my personal profiles for vile attacks on my family as well as myself. That’s just how they roll. But there aren’t as many of them as they’d like you to believe. And most of them are in Texas.

Stand up to Open Carry Texas, and all those like them. Don’t let them have their way. OCT are not good guys, but bullies. They are dishonest about their motivations. They can’t even defend their own arguments. And if all they have are threats and insults, then just block them. The rest won’t be able to handle you, and they will block you.

But where you block them for threats and scorn, they will block you for the truth. You can’t get a clearer distinction of right and wrong than that.

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Suffering From Moderate to Severe Agravation

March 15, 2015          by Jerry Bierens

Just a thought on a Sunday morning about waking up to a commercial about prescription drugs on TV.

I think I may have a “moderate to severe” headache from hearing the words “moderate to severe” again (and again, and again, and again….) on TV drug commercial for products that you CANNOT go to the store and buy.

Seems to me to be a “moderate to severe” problem that the only two countries in the world (well at least this one, I can’t speak for the rest of an infinite universe) that allow TV ads for these products are the United States and New Zealand.

I also think that I definitely do have “moderate to severe” anger that the big pharmaceutical companies have enough influence that we have a less than (<) “moderate to severe” chance to get this changed in America anytime soon.

The fact is that big business has way too much control and power in America, so, there’s not much of a chance ( I’ll rate it as “moderate to severe”) for changing it anytime soon.

We have a hard time passing any meaningful legislation (lately it’s been ANY legislation) to control and protect the public from these monsters in banking, big oil, big “pharma” and any other large institution (I’m thinking Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson and in my home state of Michigan the DeVos family, they virtually own our governor) and it is not getting better.

I could go into the money and how these evil people use it to buy all this influence but my “moderate to severe” headache is getting worse……….

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The Terrorists Are Winning by Remote Control

By Jerry Bierens, February 18, 2015

Think the president or anyone in congress or any budding candidates for office in the future know what to do with this terrorism? They have missed the point that the extremists are using to affect nearly all that we try to do to stop/contain them. Here’s my insight as to what is really happening:

I believe that these Islamic extremists know exactly what they are doing to America. They are as cunning as a master criminal, in that they are using their false religion and insane terrible acts to inflame the religious right in the U.S…

They know full well that it will enhance the chances for more and more laws getting passed and imposed on the American people that are of the (Christian Sharia type) religious nature. As a secular nation, this is the greatest threat to our democracy and freedoms. They have been eroding now for a decade and a half.

We have to go through extreme measures to fly on an airplane, we have surveillance by our own government, on our own citizens, we have had a deep wedge driven between the two major political parties that is leading to even more and more dysfunction and more laws proposed that are of this nature.

To them it must be great fun to watch us flail around and not have a clue as to what their intentions are and to not have a clue that this is their ultimate goal.

Be aware my friends, we are certainly under an internal attack as well.

The right wing crazies are just what the terrorists want to get into control of our government. We can see it in the voter restriction laws being passed, the fact that corporations (speciffically the Koch Brothers) can pump billions into getting their bible thumping, puppet candidates elected, a SCOTUS that might as well be working directly for them, attacks on women’s rights, the LGBT community and on freedom and equality in general.

It must be understood that if we are do not to stop this tide of extreme right wing nut job proposed laws and candidates and elect those that will stand up for our freedoms and total equality, we will soon cease to be anything close to a democracy.

We must get this corporate money out of our elections, be informed about candidates true intentions (sometimes they’re not so evident) and desires to turn this country into a form of a theocracy (it doesn’t work there now or ever and never will). These terrorists can only be defeated when and if we ignore their extreme acts and not let them remotely dictate to us how to act and how we react to their nonsense.

Think about it.

Jerry Bierens

The lies of Mitch McConnell

As I watch the Middle Class struggle to make ends meet, as I watch the Middle Class pay more for less, as I watch the Middle Class work more hours for less pay and fewer benefits…..I have to laugh at Mitch McConnell’s latest antic which is his claim to “fight” for the Middle Class! Here you go Mitch…..I’m listening….are you?

THE GREAT FIGHT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS:

Election time is around the corner so this Mitch McConnell, the ‘Patron Saint’ of snake oil salesmen has now come up with a fantasy statement that he and his Koch moneyed fellow Republicans are “fighting for the middle class”.
Well, now let us go over their “fighting” history for the working middle class in this country and then “thank” them at the polls this November for all they have done to screw the ones they now claim to have been “fighting” for all these years with their majority in the “Do Nothing Congress” whose approval now stands at 7% (93% disapproval rating), the worst ever in the history of this Nation..

Here are the PRIME ACHIEVEMENTS of Republicans with this Mitch McConnell at the helm of the Party:

1) Stopped the working of the Government with ransom demands to give tax breaks to the Corporation and billionaires while cutting Social Security for the elderly and food stamps for the poor that caused 24 billion in loss to the nation and left millions of workers without income and with insecurity . And they were “fighting” for the middle class workers, he says!

2) Each and every one of them voted to block and defeated the “Lilly Ledbetter Act” that would have given equal pay to women for equal work. But he says they were “fighting” for the workers!

3) Drastically cut funding for clinics providing breast, cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer diagnosis to those middle class and poor workers who could not afford the expense. But he does say they all are “fighting” for the workers!

4) Voted as a block and defeated a minimum pay increase of a mere couple of dollars for those mothers and fathers who work 2 to 3 jobs, 18 hours a day at $7.25 per hour and still struggle to pay bills and put food on the table for their children when this man McConnell took home over $200,000 in paychecks from the government but denied a meager increase to the workers to benefit the Corporate Masters who have them in their pockets with campaign bribes so as to keep safe their billions in profits and bonuses at the cost of the workers of this nation. But that he says he and his fellow Republicans were “fighting” for the working class

5) Cut funding for school lunches for those children whose parents were struggling to make ends meet and for many of those children that was the only meal of the day. Now that “compassionate” McConnell and his fellow Republicans certainly feel they were surely “fighting” for the middle class and the poor!

6) Again, united as a block, EACH AND EVERYONE of his “fellow Republicans” voted against and defeated the “Veterans jobs Bill”, the “Veterans Benefits Bill” and recently the “Veteran’s Healthcare Bill” callously and despicably denying some help to those who served their country on the front lines, thousands returning home without arms or legs or both, left homeless and begging on the streets of the very country they put their lives on the line for, returning with the curse of PTSD and committing suicides now at the rate of one every 24 hours, not to mention those coming home to their loved ones in caskets wrapped with our flag when neither this Mitch McConnell nor his “fellow Republicans” nor their children (except one patriotic senator and his son) ever volunteered to put their lives on the line avoiding drafts and military duty with connections in high places and on religious grounds. But this Mitch McConnell does have the audacity to say they are “fighting” for the working class in this country!

7) Pushed and are still pushing for approval of XL Pipeline and “Fracking” for the benefit of Koch brothers as payment with interest for their $420 billion these billionaires invested in their campaign funds at the cost of those farmers and citizens driven from their homes against their will with their children suffering catastrophic health problems with a drastic increase in cancer cases from the toxic chemicals that would catch fire at the faucets carrying the polluted water from the aquifers that they drank and used for cooking, watered their farmland and which their animals drank and died as a result of.
And that, Mr. McConnell says, he and his ‘fellow Republicans’ were doing in their efforts “fighting for the middle class!”

8) Voted against and defeated a bill just put forth in the House that would have been a blessing for our children to get student loans at 0.75%, the same rate the Wall Street Bankers get their loans from the government at, but instead introduced his own bill that allowed the same Wall Street bankers getting their loans at 0.75% to charge students at the rate of up to 10.5% that has long been a chain around the necks of these young students starting out in life with an enormous burden that piles up high every year and cannot be erased even with a bankruptcy. And this Mr. McConnell, a leader of his Republican party says he and his “fellow Republicans are fighting for the middle class!”
These are just some of the instances that come to mind when this ‘Patron Saint of Liars” claims to be “fighting for the middle class” with his ‘fellow Republicans’.

DO NOT FORGET to vote this November and “reward” these traitors to their constituents and the bought off puppets of the Corporations for all the years of atrocities committed on the citizens of this country and this for the benefit of their benefactors with some dire consequences for the country itself that they inflicted with the power of their majority in Congress that they utilized to defeat all the productive efforts of a President simply because of the color of his skin.
Vote and make sure you tilt the scales in your favor on November 4th of this year!!!

I wish to thank Jane Kermani for this most valuable information………….

Democracy is being attacked

A quote from Sinclair Lewis: When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.

Well folks, fascism is here now and if it is not stopped soon, we will be living in a fascist country that can be more accurately termed as “corporatism”.

Let’s look at what fascism entails:

Powerful and continuing nationalism (this is commonly referred to as patriotism or the spirit or aspirations common to a whole nation)

A disdain for human rights.

Identification of enemies as a unifying cause.

Military supremacy.

Rampant sexism.

Controlled mass media.

Obsession with National Security.

Religion and government intertwined.

Corporate power protected.

Labor power suppressed.

Disdain for intellectuals and the arts (probably can include science and history here).

Obsession with crime and punishment.

Rampant cronyism and corruption.

And last but certainly not least, fraudulent elections (read this as the recent rash of voter restrictive laws passed in “red” states with the weakening of the Civil Rights Act, thanks to a right leaning SCOTUS).

Can you now see why I am so concerned about the direction of the republican party and the (monied) influence of the Koch brothers to affect our elections with the (selfish and greedy) ultimate goal of controlling government, so they can remove roadblocks (in their eyes) to their amassing of even more billions?

Look at this list of reasons and then if you have any cognitive abilities left, you should be able to see the danger that is threatening the democracy of the United States of America.

Thank you for reading,

In the words of a much smarter man than I——-

 

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