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...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Stop the robbery at the pumps.

The robbery at the pumps continues.

And the reason politicians haven't put an end to this robbery at the pumps is because they are all getting campaign contributions from the big oil companies.

Many people have had to quit their poverty wage jobs simply because they can't afford to drive to work anymore.

Up here in northern Minnesota it is not uncommon to find people who have been driving over

80 or 90 miles to work (round trip that is 160 to 180 miles a day).

This robbery at the pumps has to end.

Just imagine what the cost of home heating fuels are going to be this winter.

Already the price of home heating fuel oil for furnaces is over $3.80 a gallon.

I asked the owner of one of the fuel companies up here what the reason was for the rising gas prices and he looked at me like I was some kind of terrorist. And then he said: "You are just a trouble maker."

No one is supposed to question anything.

We are all just supposed to go along with this crap and it gets worse from day-to-day creating a crisis of everyday living for many people who can no longer make ends meet.

We are having poverty imposed on us while the rich get richer swindling us.

What the heck must it be costing just in fuel prices for our navy and air force to be keeping the world safe for democracy?" And there are over 800 U.S. bases dotting the globe. I asked my Congressman Collin Peterson how much the fuel bill is for these mobile military units which are part of this "lily pad" concept where Obama has troops mobile ready to strike anywhere. He said he would get back to me. That was three months ago--- no answer.

We aren't supposed to know anything. Just go along and vote for more of this insanity coming from Wall Street's two bribed parties.

Everyone knows this robbery at the pumps is one big swindle and not one single one of these oil company executives is sitting behind bars.

If you or I or any other ordinary citizen carried out a swindle of this magnitude we would be tossed in prison and the keys would be thrown away.

And then these same politicians carry out wars for the purpose of stealing from other peoples their oil so they can rip us off like this. To think that people have to die in these dirty wars for oil makes me sick.

This is complete insanity.