Saturday, December 24, 2016

Frosting on the Cake of State

Frosting on the Cake of State
RW Spisak

It is a matter of "faith" among many in the working class, that if you give the keys to political office to a rich man, since he's already rich. He will concentrate on handling the people's work since graft and corruption aren't going to be "his" first concern ( Carly Fiorini I know you're out there). 

But what this homey faith fails to grasp unlike the rich guy in office (who grasps a lot) what it fails to consider, is that the guy got RICH, in the first place, by grasping eight cents of every dime that walked by (if not eleven cents). 

So here we have "elected" (debatable) a rich guy The Drumpft, the Anti-FDR, whose "New Deal" deals you out. And what craziness rises first, among the first (of many we imagine) Constitutional Crises yet to arise? (Before I must add, he even gets his gold-plated fingers on the wheel of State) is the EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE. 

Not the Claus we were hoping to have in mind this December to remember. The Emoluments Clause, the clause dealing with self dealing, the warning of financial enrichment while serving the public. Yet we find ourselves collectively considering not just corruption, but the installation of a crime family. 

It's the seldom needed clause of our Constitutional Compact that deals with using those infidels (non-believers) who would take Public Service Office and make it about personal enrichment. Boy, Oh Boy, there's some frosting on the Cake of State!

So here we have the rich guy, not exactly on the verge of economic collapse ( hey you seen his tax bill, I dunno). Ready to lead... we know not where. 

Not even in office yet, and they gotta read him the riot act, that you can't use "public service" to enrich yourself FURTHER! It is my opinion, that if the people get ANY PUBLIC SERVICE OUTTA THIS GUY- I'll dine on Jelly Donuts in the Public Square. 

But John, Jane, Juan and Juanita are staring into their thin soup on this one. Please pass me another general, for this next job, if we can tear him away from the golf course and the secretary pool. Get me another billionaire for that post, if his secretary can lend him car fare. And please, find me one who hates the PROJECT and can be counted on, to count it down. With Grover NorTWIST, as his TAXING GUIDE guide and Duterte (of the Philippines as his moral guide) he IS  READY to have the servants drag his poisonous platinum piston out onto the Washington Mall to show us exactly what he means by AIMING TO PLEASE and Being Number One ... with a bullet. 

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(How did it Happen?)

A well and carefully cultivated political ignorance.
Solid media performances as Les Moonves of CBS said, he's great for us, regardless of how it works out for the country. 

A special naïveté that equated "a different" leader with a "better" leader.
A disgust among many, a near universal dissatisfaction with a completely coopted political system that they mistook for deadlocked when it was simply a system slowly shaking off the final restraints holding back corporate governance that serves the one percent openly.
The question that remains is, will those of us aware of what has transpired find adequate footing to reclaim the noble experiment in self-government and equality.

Or will it be instead, too difficult, our allies too divided. And finally once and for all will the Bill of Rights slip completely from our grasp. 

Will the children of tomorrow be trained only as serfs and servants. And literacy recede further while access to healthcare becomes a memory and a special "condition" granted only to the blood royal.

And like the peasant said to the collector of the dead - We're not Dead Yet!

A TRUMPIAN PRAYER... cribbed from the draft of the Inaugural

GOD Please protect and care 
for the very richest amongst us,  of course you needn't waste time on mere piker millionaires, I mean really what's the point. 

Even simple billionaires, you shouldn't waste your valuable time. Don't bother. So it's settled, we're clear, just the really really biggest and the filthiest rich among the multi-billionaires are seriously worth your time, or effort. 

So we the great messy stinking masses of the working poor, forgive you! 

We absolve you and free you from wasting any of your time (albeit infinite) of any cares at all for the poor, I mean really. 
Who would?

Sunday, December 04, 2016


and an Interview with Margaret Flowers

We have invited a fine thoughtful group of Progressive Activists and Journalists to come together to talk about the challenges ahead.  (LISTEN)

Some of our topics:

We'll chat TRUMP Choices
Pipes leaking and Yet to be installed
Treaties Lost and Found

Democratic "Anti-Leadership"
Swamp Drainage + the persistent gardens of Goldman Sachs

Flag Burning and other Distractions
European Conserva-TILT
Israeli Peace Plans "heating up"

CHINA's TIP ' of the Hat
Native American Massacres - Ancient and Modern
Redneck of the Week

Schumer & Pelosi a new BROOM SWEEPS under the RUG
Uteri and other Noble Causes

Preparing for the first TRUMPEAN VOLLIES -
Betting pool for the first Journalist Law Suit / Arrest

Has America's Free Speech Zone been merely Shrunk or Electrified? 
Should we expect a Smaller but far more posh Inaugural

And we will talk with Margaret Flowers TPP and Human Rights Activist as she heads west to Standing Rock

TUNE IN LIVE: Sundays 7pm (Eastern) 4pm (Pacific)   (LISTEN)


1. Principles of Academic Freedom in the face of Tyranny
I will not aid in the registering, rounding-up, or internment of students and colleagues on the basis of their religious beliefs.
I will not aid in the marginalization, exclusion, or deportation of my undocumented students and colleagues.
I will, as my capacities allow, discourage and defend against the bullying and harassment of vulnerable students and colleagues targeted for important aspects of their identity (such as race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, etc.).
I will not aid government or law enforcement in activities which violate the U.S. Constitution or other U.S. law.
I will not aid in government surveillance.
I will not inform. As a teacher and researcher, I will not be bought or intimidated.
I will present the state of research in my field accurately, whether or not it is what the government wants to hear.
I will challenge others when they lie.
I will not be shy about my commitment to academic values: truth, objectivity, free inquiry, and rational debate.
I will challenge others when they engage in behavior contrary to these values. As an administrator, I will defend my students, faculty, and non-academic staff.
I will not allow the expulsion, firing, disciplining, harassment, or marginalization of individuals targeted for being members of disfavoured groups or for expressing dangerous opinions.
I will speak up for academic freedom.
I will insist on the autonomy of my institution.
I will stand with my colleagues at other institutions, and defend their rights and freedoms.
I will be fair and unbiased in the classroom, in grading, and in all my dealings with all my students, including those who disagree with me politically.

Sweeter than Honey
2. Time and again we have heard about the pesticide, glyphosate, making its way into our food chain, our medical treatments – children’s vaccines – and impacting on our life. Monsanto’s attempts to debunk WHO claims that the pesticide is indeed, a “probable carcinogen,” has generally, fallen on deaf ears.
However, irrespective if we believe the Agricultural giant’s claims or not, yet again, glyphosate has headed the discussions of eco-awareness, this time in the form of honey. Yes, that’s right, honey.
Over the last year, we here at the Anon media faction have highlighted the plight of bees and their necessity in the ecochain, for our livelihoods. Quite simply, without the bee to pollinate, we would very quickly discover the devastating impact on our food supply.
Now, public interest group Right to Know has declared that they have documents proving the FDA has discovered traces of glyphosate in samples of American honey. The Roundup herbicide, which is popular among farmers, particularly for GMO crops nowadays, is slowly leaching further into our food supplies.
One scientist, in a leaked document stated that it is more difficult to find honey that is not tainted with the carcinogenic glyphosate. “It is difficult to find blank honey that does not contain residue,” he says. “I collect about 10 samples of honey in the market and they all contain glyphosate.” He further states that organic mountain honey, though still contains the chemicals, contains the lowest traces.
And it isn’t surprising.
Not long ago, we reported on Colony Collapse Disorder – a dying off of up to 40 percent of bee colonies. The record number of deaths have, by some, been attributed to the use of pesticides, one of them being glyphosate.
Common sense from here, tells you that those bees which survive the pesticide spraying will naturally carry the chemicals with them as they harvest pollen. As with all things, a process such as this, where the bee and the flower are tainted, naturally, the taint will progress into the end product – in this case, the honey we consume.
The concerning angle to this story is the inability for the FDA to accept the risks posed.
In recent re-evaluations of glyphosate exposure and toxicity, [the Environmental Protection Agency] has confirmed that glyphosate is almost non-toxic to humans and animals. So, while the presence of glyphosate in honey is technically a violation, it is not a safety issue,” states Chris Sack, a scientist with the FDA in a leaked email. Further on he states, acknowledging glyphosate as a pesticide “most likely [be] introduced by the bees themselves.”

Alarming as this may be to honey lovers out there, at this stage, official health organizations see no reason to instigate concern. And they won’t. With the merger of Bayer-Monsanto, the chances of anyone scrutinizing the formidable company now, is highly unlikely.