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Who’s taking money from payday lenders?

These Senators and HoR members are on the take from payday lenders.

They have taken these “legal bribes” and you should know if any of them are representing you.

This list is [unsurprisingly] dominated by Republicans, but if you have been paying attention, as you should, you probably expect that.

Senators on the list are:

  1. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
  2. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
  3. Pat Toomey (R-PA)
  4. Tim Scott (R-SC)

Representatives are:

  1. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
  2. Will Hurd (R-TX)
  3. Blain Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
  4. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
  5. Steve Pearce (R-MN)
  6. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)
  7. Ed Royce (R-CA)
  8. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
  9. Steve Stivers (R-OH)
  10. Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
  11. Mick Mulvaney (former Rep. now “acting director” of the CFPB)

There are (2) disappointments on the Democratic side and they deserve attention too.

They are:

  1. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
  2. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

A note: this is only a partial list, however,

  1. Most of them have Twitter accounts and can be reached there (search) or by phone, email, snail mail (Google them) and you can also visit their regional offices if you desire to speak to them in person.

Contact them and let them know that voting to dismantle the CFPB is not in your best interest and remind them that they work for you.

 

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The (Fascist) Oligarchy of America

I’ll keep this brief and very general.

Privatization of everything. Bleed the poor dry. The wealthy control everything. Private charter schools for re-segregation, also no oversight so religion (Christian only — sorry all others) can be again instituted — public schools neglected, especially in the inner-cities to keep those youth dumb — so they have to resort to illegal activities to survive and that in turn gives the private prison (modern-day slavery) system plenty of new “blood”.

Then move on to toll roads, private police forces (like one southern state has already approved with the evangelicals there), private fire departments (no doubt soon to come), and so on.

It is the Koch Brothers Libertarian dream, come true.

This movement must be stopped by any means necessary or fascism, tainted by (fake-ass) Christianity will turn America into the Libertarian/Fascist States of (what used to be a democracy/republic) America.

These are very dangerous times for free thinkers, the educated that still have empathy and all other fair-minded individuals that still believe in a government of the people, for the people and by the people.

I’m deeply concerned about the future of our country and this is just an attempt to start a conversation — to hopefully open a few eyes to the imminent danger to, not only this country [United States] but in other countries all over this planet.

Thanks for reading.

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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.

 

On the Wings of the Night

Look what they’re doing (somewhat) covertly hoping you won’t notice.

While the main distraction was being perpetuated, see what your new (cough) president and his fascist, racist, bigoted cronies were up to……

When they thought that no one would notice……. too much, this is a list (that’s probably not 100% complete) of things introduced in the House of Representatives:

  1. HR 861- Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
  2. HR 610- Vouchers for Public Education
  3. HR 899- Terminate the Department of Education
  4. HJR 69- Repeal rule Protecting Wildlife
  5. HR 370- Repeal the Affordable Care Act
  6. HR 354- De-fund Planned Parenthood
  7. HR 785- National Right to Work law (this one would effectively end all unions)
  8. HR 83-   Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities
  9. HR 147- Criminalizing Abortion (Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act)
  10. HR 808- Sanctions against Iran

I have never seen, or ever thought I’d see, such dysfunction and deceit in the elected officials in this country.


I guess I should have known when Sarah Palin emerged and took ignorance to new lofty heights in politics.


Then I became aware of the likes of dumb shit Michele Bachmann and Joni Ernst and realized that we had entered some form of alternate intelligence…… I mean when I was younger and didn’t pay as much attention to politics as I do now, I at least knew that even if someone was on the other side of an issue, that there was a bit of decorum politely extended and rational, civilized discussions would take place. Oh well…


Now I’m nearly ready to jump ship and swim until I die bcause the grip these semi-literate hate mongers have on the true illiterate hate mongers is, in my estimation beyond the point of no return.


Having said that…….I’ll be back!!!

I have been silent but……..

There is something I need to say.

We are all one race, the human race.


The problem is that there are too many delusional assholes that think they know something, that it is impossible to know, and they falsely think there is a some flying dirty minded monster (who they claim, says in a book of ancient fairy tales) that you actually are required to cut off part of you penis, and that is what’s best.


Whoa!!!!


This he/she/it they think that controls our known universe, (I think it’s about time IT got rid of those nasty black holes, quasars, super novas, radiation, not only from our only one light and energy source [the sun], but from the whole universe)……there are gamma rays, galaxies that crash into each other and all the other bad things that make this universe the most violent thing ever, real or imagined.


We are fucking lucky to have a small oasis in, this most violent mass of dark matter, gas, exploding stars and other things that are out to annihilate life as we know it, and they would like to tell you how you must live this one (once again very unlikely) life that we have?


I hate religion. It is the true root of all evil.


The next thing that (I desperately need to vent) is the that we are forced to, and destined to, (since there are too many people on this tiny rock), live under the rule of some form of government.


In America we are now faced with the most critical election in our lives (short, in evolutionary terms) and they are trying to trick us into thinking that a narcissistic, racist, bigoted, sociopath is the person that will, not only improve the lives of millions in America, but will make, not only this country, (America, in case you are ADD) but the world a better, safer, more equal place????


I digress……


I’ll just say that anyone that would cast a vote for Donald Trump is not working from a position of reality, but is as delusional as adults these with imaginary “friends”.


After the DNC cheated Bernie Sanders out of the nomination, that he (I believe and I have many others that think the same) won by a virtual landslide, and installed queen Hillary as the “preferred” candidate, this fact remains, there are too many people (including myself) who find Hillary Clinton repulsive for mostly MSM’s irrational “reasons” and yet we are willing to risk everything that we as a compassionate and (sometimes) caring people have gained in the last 150 years and throw all progress away????


That we will knowingly throw rational thinking to the wind as a form of protest and end up with a government that is totally controlled by the 1% at the cost of the 99%?


That makes me want to puke.


Vote blue all the way, democrats may not be perfect (who is?), but the republiKKKans are insane.


Donald Trump is the proof…..

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