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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...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


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

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Let's talk...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Homeless man threatened with arrest for trespassing for using a public restroom in Duluth, Minnesota.

In Duluth, Minnesota a homeless man was threatened with arrest by a security guard for using a public bathroom too many times.

Well, I suppose we should give this homeless guy the benefit of the doubt; but, we shouldn't be too quick to jump all over this security guard--- perhaps the guard thought he was committing a crime because he thought the guy wanted to keep warm?

This guy could have just been making up the excuse that he had to pee so he could get warm.

I mean, look; society has to have some limits and restrictions on this kind of deviant behavior. People have to realize they can't just be walking into places to pee or keep warm. We need security guards, the police, the courts and politicians to protect us from such deviant behavior.

Let the guy go buy a house and he won't be homeless. I'm sure if he walked down the street he could find a kind and sympathetic lender at one of Duluth's local banks like US Bank, Wells Fargo or CITI Bank... none of these bankers are going to allow people to be homeless in the middle of the winter with sub-zero temperatures. We have compassionate capitalists at the helm in our country.