Friday, November 17, 2017

The Doors of Perception are Opening to Reveal Enlightenment. Not Peppermint, Not Spearmint but Enlightenment...

Zoom... Zoom... Zoom...
in my four cornered room.
Outer Space Whoosh-Whoosh Music is my favorite...
Zoom Gali Gali Gali, Zoom Gali Gali Gali, Zoom Gali Gali Gali... Zoom...
Why Not? What IF? Where can we go? What Exactly is Possible?

Try closing your eyes and focusing your attention on your breathing...
Then say these words silently to yourself... For Example...

[Inhale] The Doors of perception are Opening... [Exhale]
[Inhale] to Reveal Enlightenment... [Exhale]


make up new words as you go... It's Fun and Relaxing...

My Mind is completely Relaxed...
My Body is Completely Relaxed...
I'm Going Deeper and Deeper into a Hypnotic Trance...

Great Book: Amy Tan's "The Hundred Secret Senses"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What IF we had a Tax Reform Bill that CUT taxes for the Poor and Middle Class and DID NOT increase the deficit by 1.5 Trillion Dollars?

If we had MAJORITY RULE in the USA we could have a Congress that passed Laws that made life better for the Poor and the Middle Class. There are more of us than the 1%.

If we had a real Tax Cut then the majority of Americans would have more money to spend in our paychecks. That would increase sales and profits in American Corporations. The New Profits would be used to pay increased corporate taxes and that would make the effect on the deficit ZERO.

This is called Bubble Up Economics a proven winner. Remember when Obama gave everyone a discount on New Cars? MANY new cars were sold.

The Republicrime Plan is to cut taxes for the wealthy and increase taxes for the rest of us AND increase the Federal Deficit by 1.5 Trillion Dollars. President Bush the Elder called this VooDoo Economics and it Failed when it was tried by President Reagan.

Write or call your elected Representatives...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Why not pass a TAX Reform Bill that increases the Federal Deficit by ZERO DOLLARS and NOT give the Super Rich a Tax Cut of 1.5 Trillion Dollars?

The exact opposite of Trump's Plan... The Super Rich already have a lot of money so why do they need more? Can Compulsive Hoarding of Money Syndrome be cured? YES! The French perfected a method in 1789.

I feel that the fellow that went to Alexandria in order to Shoot Republicans at a baseball practice was completely wrong. Republicans are merely the paid employees of the Rich. Republicrimes simply do what they are told... Killing Republicrimes would accomplish nothing because the Rich will simply hire others to take their place... The true solution is to have MAJORITY RULE. What we have now is Corporate Rule and that's not working very well.

Charles Koch was responsible for Flint Michigan Water Crisis. It's cheaper to let people drink from the poisoned river... Lead for Breakfast!

According to Nancy Maclean's Book, "Democracy in Chains" Charles Koch selected to change the source of drinking water in Flint to the river... sadly the river is heavily polluted and people got sick from drinking it. However, it was cheaper than the previous source and so it cost the corporation less money to provide.

"What happened in Flint was not a natural disaster. Nor a case of government incompetence. What happened there was directly attributable to the prodding of the Mackinac Center, one of the first Koch funded - and in this case Koch -staffed -state level "think and do" tanks that now exist in all fifty states and are affiliated with the State Policy Network (SPN), also Koch-concocted, to coordinate efforts to prevent state governments from responding to the demands of the "takers." - page 214

Whose Idea Was It to Switch the Water?

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, elected in 2011 and a former CEO of a computer company with little governing experience, had tapped several “emergency financial managers” across the state in cities that had no money, including Flint.
As a way to save money, one of the managers in 2014 chose to switch Flint’s water from Detroit’s source of Lake Huron to the Flint River. To ensure that this switch would not poison people and forever change the lives of thousands of children, a system to sanitize the water would need to be in place. It was not. The “emergency managers” appointed by Governor Snyder made the switch anyway, opening spigots of poisonous water across the city like some alternate plot in a Batman movie. In this version, however, the villains are not masked lunatics and dark-alley criminals, but those in charge of managing a city.
The switch was supposed to save $1 million. If trading the health and safety of children to save money seems like a deal with the devil, it’s pretty close.
The infamous Koch brothers are not the only family that has used its gargantuan fortune to impact policy for the worse. In Michigan, another family has been throwing its money around to support an ideological agenda that led to the Flint water crisis.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Plan is to CUT Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Environmental Protection and Public Schools in order to give a massive Tax Cut to the Wealthy.

Charles Koch founded The CATO Institute in order to publish Libertarian Propaganda, Influence Political Thought and Legislative Action. They write what they are told to write no matter what actual reality is.

A great book documenting his campaign is "Democracy in Chains" by Nancy MacLean.

Koch opposes Majority Rule in the USA as that leads to Laws funding programs that are popular with the Majority. Wealthy people are a minority group so their desires are under represented.

For example: Why should wealthy people pay taxes to fund Public Schools when their children go to Private Schools? Trump's appointment of Elizabeth Devos as Secretary of Education enables the mission of School Vouchers to proceed... Cutting funding for Public Schools.

Obscuring census data to give "conservative districts more than their fair share of representation." Preventing access to the vote. Decrying "socialized medicine." Trying to end Social Security using dishonest vocabulary like "strengthened." Lionizing Lenin. Attempting to institute voucher programs to "get out of the business of public education." Increasing corporatization of higher education. Harboring a desire, at heart, to change the Constitution itself.
This unsettling list could be 2017 Bingo. In fact, it's from half a century earlier, when economist James Buchanan — an early herald of libertarianism — began to cultivate a group of like-minded thinkers with the goal of changing government. This ideology eventually reached the billionaire Charles Koch; the rest is, well, 2017 Bingo.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Brief History of the Vietnam War. 58,000 American Soldiers Died for Nothing...

During the 1950s Americans went into a Panic about Communists taking over the world. We built thousands of Nuclear Missiles and fallout shelters. The US Congress had witch hunts (Joe McCarthy-HUAC) to expose Commies who worked in The Hollywood Movie business and blacklisted folksingers that were leading our young people astray with anti-war songs. During the height of this hysteria Vice President Richard Nixon went on Television and explained "the Domino Principle"
while pointing to a map of Asia. His theory was that one by one those countries over there would turn Commie and soon they would take over Mexico and threaten the American Way of Life. Soon, President Eisenhower and Kennedy sent advisors to help the South Vietnamese soldiers fight the North Vietnamese soldiers. Then President Johnson sent even More American Soldiers to fight the Viet Cong. Then President Nixon continued the War for another 5 years before eventually he decided to allow the South Vietnamese to fight their own war and we left. Quickly the South lost and thousands of Boat People fled South Vietnam because they thought they would be killed.
As it turned out, The Domino Principle was false. Communism did not take over the world. The entire war was a waste of lives and money.

The main reason we ended the Vietnam War was the huge protest movement against the war. Lead by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the Yippies, The Students for a Democratic Society and The Weatherman staged immense protest marches expressing the desire of the American People to end the war. Eventually the US government got the message...

Ho Chi Minh was the heroic leader of North Vietnam. He successfully threw out the French Colonialists and The Americans. He reunited his country and Vietnamese people ruled Vietnam.

The Vietnam War inspired many anti-war protest songs. Country Joe and the Fish's "Fixing to Die Rag", Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant, The Door's "Unknown Soldier.and "Where Have all the Flowers Gone" and "Big Muddy" by Pete Seeger...

Then the Draft (forcing people to go fight in wars) ended and we were at Peace for Ten Years...

Many corporations profited from the War in Vietnam including Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Hughes Aircraft. The Government bought a lot of Napalm, Agent Orange and Helicopters.
Some say that corporations had President Kennedy Assassinated because he was going to end the war and they wouldn't reap the profits...

President Lyndon Johnson was the main promoter of the Vietnam War. He is the one that changed from sending advisors to sending combat troops. Even after it became obvious that we could not win he continued to send more combat troops because he did not want to be the first President to lose a war. Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense at the beginning of the war and then he quit because all his experts said that we could not win. At one point, Barry Goldwater (The Republican Candidate for President) recommended dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi but he lost the Election to LBJ and we never dropped any. We did drop an astonishing amount of traditional bombs, Napalm
(jellied gasoline) and Agent Orange (a defoliant). That killed about two million Vietnamese people. Since they were fighting in defense of their own country they were able to outlast the Americans because they were interested in winning. The American public became opposed to the war in such numbers that eventually Richard Nixon ended the war. At one point, Nixon was so afraid of the protesters that he encircled the White House with Buses parked end to end so that people could not jump over the fence and attack. One protest march walked from the Lincoln Memorial in DC to the Pentagon in Virginia and encircled it. The plan was to hold hands, sing and chant until the Pentagon levitated into the air vibrated and collapsed into a pile of rubble. This march was documented in the Norman Mailer book "Armies of the Night".

Many thanks to all who protested the war as we saved countless lives. Including my own.
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I participated in "The Moratorium" anti-Vietnam War protest march in San Francisco. We had protest marches that day in every city in the USA. At my high school we chartered a bus and many students rode from Los Gatos, California to San Francisco. The march ended at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.There was a vast sea of people and The Beatles song "Come Together" was playing on the public address system when I walked over the hill leading to the field. I felt a feeling of "Oneness" with the crowd. It's emotionally valid to be in favor of good and opposed to evil. The Vietnam War was pure evil. We cut school to participate in this protest march but the principal of our High School did not assign any punishment for our missing class. He told us to figure out for ourselves the meaning of not getting assigned detention. (he was proud of us for risking punishment in support of
our beliefs.)
I participated in a Candlelight March down Main Street in Los Gatos with my parents. I also collected signatures on an Anti-War petition from passers-by in front of the Post Office in Los Gatos. One man who was in favor of the war gave my father a book for me. "You can Trust the Communists" was the title and it's contents explained the justification for the war.

The Movie "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" documents in a humorous way the PANIC Attack of the USA about Global Communism and the threat to our way of life. ALSO, "Doctor Strangelove" ridiculed the Pro War people... Both movies are worth watching. "Team America: World Police" is a more recent mockery. 
Ironically, during the 1960s most Americans were in favor of the war because they believed in obedience. The concept was that if the government told them to do something that people should simply do what they are told. During the late 1960s there was a global awakening and people started
to think for themselves and question authority.

I protested against the war in Vietnam not only because it was pure evil but also to save my own life. I turned 18 in 1972 and registered for the draft but was NOT asked to go to war. I missed the war by exactly ONE year. Thanks to Jane Fonda, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lennon and the millions of other people who protested the war. "All We are Saying, is Give Peace a Chance" ...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

a Rainbow Gathering Song... The Jeweled Lotus Flowering deep within our Soul. The Jeweled Lotus Flowering is our Highest Goal.

Translated, it means...
Om Mane Padme Om...


Another GUN NUT commits mass murder in the USA. Why not make guns illegal? That would reduce the number of guns and decrease the quantity of Murder...

Texas Church killing, Las Vegas, Columbine... When will we wake up?


Friday, November 3, 2017

Great Book: "Dreams from My Father" by Barack Obama. Insight into the problems of Black people in Chicago...

Autobiography... He was born and raised in Hawaii then spent three years living in Indonesia with his stepfather. Went to college in LA and NYC and then became a "Community Organizer" in Chicago. It's difficult for me to grasp that such a career exists... Yet, he did that and it paid him enough to buy Rent and food, a car etc etc etc...

Amazing... His main concern was how to get Black people jobs in a rust belt city. A generation before, they worked in factories and steel mills but by the time Obama got there all those jobs had gone to China. He did not succeed.

I admire his efforts to try and solve a problem that seems impossible to solve. To this day, Chicago has terrible troubles in the Black neighborhoods. Murder, gang violence etc etc etc

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

California was part of Mexico from 1760 to 1849 when gold was discovered and we became part of the USA. Texas was part of Mexico too.

So when Trump wants to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out, he is 250 years too late...

Most of the cities of California were founded by a Catholic Priest called Junipero Serra. That's why we have Spanish Names... San Jose was named for Saint Joseph... San Francisco was named for Saint Francis of Assisi... The Ciudad de Los Angeles=The City of the Angels... He rode north from Mexico on El Camino Real(the Royal Road) and built a Mission one days ride apart going up the coast... San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterrey all were Mexican towns originally.

In Texas, El Paso(The pass), Amarillo(yellow) and the Rio Grande(big river) have Spanish names.

It makes a lot more sense to be friends with Mexicans than to build a wall to keep them out.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Trump caused my friend's Health Insurance payments to TRIPLE! A Real person harmed by Trumpcare.

She says she really hates Trump for what he's done.
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Trump fails to declare the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency therefore preventing FEMA money being spent to help with treatment. Instead his budget cuts funds for Medicare and Medicaid so there will be less money for treatment. His plan is to release TV advertisements saying drugs are bad. Similar to the "Jest say Know" campaign of Nancy Reagan. A spectacular failure.
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Trump fails to release JFK Assassination documents. What are they hiding? He actually released 54 out of 3,000 documents... Why?
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Why did that man throw Russian Flags at Trump and Shout "Trump is Treason"? That's a phrase that a non English speaker would say. It's not a sentence in English... "Trump has committed Treason" or "Trump is Treasonous" are sentences in English. OR... just shouting Treason! would make sense... and where do you get a Russian flag anyway? Are they for sale at Map and Flag shops in Washington DC? Maybe the man who was shouting is a Russian Himself and an Anti-Putin Activist.
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Why is the USA at War in Niger? Who could possibly care what the people of Niger do there? Is this all a tragic error? a Mistake? We have learned that the US soldiers were tricked into going into an ambush... There were about 50 people from Niger just waiting to kill our soldiers...
The Tribal Elders that our soldiers were going to visit set them up... Whee!
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Sunday, October 22, 2017

General John Kelly: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. It's good to see General Kelly getting caught lying at the White House press briefing...

He totally fabricated a story about a soldier who was killed in Niger and how the Congresswoman Wilson took credit for getting a FBI building funded. Then NBC news played the tape and it proved that the General was lying... Remember, Sarah  Huckabee Sanders says it's It's Totally Appropriate for us to debate a Four Star General... Just like General Flynn was caught lying, now White House Chief of Staff Kelly has been like... totally CAUGHT!

We still don't know why we have soldiers in Niger... That's a total mystery... I guess it's part of our "Team America, World Police" foreign policy.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Great Movie Documentary: The Brainwashing of my Dad" explores Fox News and Rush Talk show mind control of American People...

The basic concept is to sell advertising by providing Eyes and Ears for corporations to sell their stuff. The technique is to cause anger in the viewers and people like that feeling... Especially anger towards other types of people... Like Racism, Sexism, hatred of Gays and Democrats... in order to sell stuff to repeat viewers.

That's the basic concept used by MSNBC and CNN as well... There is a huge market of people that Hate Trump. So those TV stations provide an unending stream of hate for us to revel in...

It's all marketing...

Stock Market Crash coming soon says Munchkin... Unless congress passes the Tax Cut for the Rich Bill.

Since Congress has a History of not being able to pass anything, It's unlikely that Trump's Tax Cut for the Rich Law will happen anytime soon. Wall Street has had rising value due to the belief that a Corporate Tax Rate decrease will make them richer... If That law doesn't happen, the Legendary "Trump Bubble" will burst and another Crash Like 2009 or 1987 or 1929 will happen...

Gee... Maybe Munchkin is right!

Headline:Steve Mnuchin Threatens Stock Market Crash If Tax Reform Doesn’t Pass

Actually, Congress HAS passed Two laws during the Trump Era. One makes it easier for Mentally Ill people to buy guns and the other imposes Sanctions on Russia for hacking the 2016 election.

Trump Signed both Laws but has failed to actually impose any sanctions on Russia. I guess that he dares not anger his Boss, Vladimir Putin...

If Trump ACTUALLY enforces the law and Sanctions Russia, Vladimir would probably have Trump assassinated... That's the Russian way...