Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Fwd: Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Bruce Gagnon blog

'Organize a local action on April 17 in conjunction with groups all over the world calling for an end to militarism.

Fund human needs! Protect the environment! Convert the military industrial complex to peaceful and sustainable production!

Join hands around the globe.'


Here for Jeju, Boycott, Samsung that builds the naval base in Jeju, produces and exports arms to the poorer countries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Image is thanks to the Gangjeong village website, kangjung.com. It is a sign held in Catholic mass, Seoul (informed thanks to Regina Pyon). The sign reads:'Samsung destroys the Gangjeong village and blasts the Gureombi Rock.' A sign held by people in Catholic mass in Seoul

Oil and Obama. We are all being played for fools as the robbery at the gas pumps continues.

We are all being played for fools. Why would Obama approve "exploration" for oil if he didn't intend to approve the drilling? Only a complete dunces and Obama sock-puppets would believe this crap.

In my opinion, if Wall Street is going to be allowed to dictate an economic policy dependent on oil then that oil should be derived from our own supplies.

These environmentalists who protest drilling and then turn around and support this rotten and corrupt capitalist system instead of supporting the building of a more environmentally friendly economic system which begins to rely more and more on environmentally friendly electric production really need to reconsider how stupid they sound.


Obama and his die-hard sock-puppet supporters who have made excuses for Obama that reforms aimed at creating better lives and living conditions must take place though "baby steps" and incrementalism" refuse to regognize Obama is destroying our living standards in leaps and bounds and then turns around and engages in "baby steps" and "incremental steps" like this to hoodwink us into accepting environmental destruction as part of the destruction of our living standards as Wall Street parasites continue to bank their profits.

We have seen the "baby steps" and "incremental steps" now being used to send oil from the Tar Sands to Texas to be exported for profit while we are told we must suffer in silence the robbery at the pumps as Obama tries to hoodwink us that we need to increase oil production here in order to lower the price of gass.

What we need is clear.

* Stop exporting oil and flood the U.S. market with so much oil the price goes down.

* Jail those profiting from speculation on the oil future's market.

* End all talk about war with Iran.

* Implement an energy policy that fully integrates solar, wind and hydro into local and regional energy grids.

* Nationalize the entire energy industry under democratic public control of the people. There are plenty of local and regional electric co-operatives to serve as the base for such an initiative.

* Take profits out of energy production and distribution; this is the only way to go.

Making energy production, distribution and use people and environmentally friendly would create millions of new real living wage jobs while pushing down the price of oil, gas and electricity.