Tuesday, March 6, 2018

North Korea says it will halt nuclear and missile tests while talking with U.S., Seoul says: Washington Poast

Here  Well, considering sustainability and politics, I'd say this is an "A" development for the US and the world, and an "A+" development for North Korea. Let's up so. Both sides want this, let's go.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Gun Control NOW: Call Your Senators (202) 224-3121, Sign the Petition Below, ACT NOW!!

Jared Kushner loses Top Secret Security Classification

Here Want this on my bog to be searchable. Jared Kusher, Donald Trump's son-in-law, for over a year at the "highest-level interim clearances — at the Top Secret/SCI-level" ... was informed (along with others) "...in a memo sent Friday that their clearances would be downgraded to the Secret level..."

What took so long? Any malfeasance by Kushner, such as illegal or ill-advised foreign communication or action, while he was a member of the White House administration, that comes to light will be damning. For chiefs of staff from Reince Priebus to John Kelly too, what gives? Many people in government and outside government were questioning this situation, allowing Kushner to review Top Secret information. It's about time he was downgraded. Michael Flynn had Top Secret access about a month after it was known that he should not have--and look at what happened to hm and what a stink that was. Jared Kushner?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Well, this: "That time when the GOP was on the wrong side of every movement for freedom in the country"

Here #GOP #TheFuture #Repression #RegressivePolitics

"That's exactly what's happening. #neveragain. #dream. #metoo. They are all movements for freedom: Freedom from fear, freedom from oppression, freedom to self-determine. They are quite literally movements born of our Declaration of Independence credo: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 
And Republicans are undoubtedly and inescapably on the wrong side of every one of them. "

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Hill: Poll: Most say Trump, Congress could do more to stop mass shootings

Here Well, yes. "...62 percent of respondents said that Trump is not taking adequate action to crack down on the rash of mass shootings that has roiled the country. Even more — 77 percent — place blame on Congress."

And you know who has been controlling Congress -- the GOP. And who has been blocking meaningful gun control -- the GOP.

"According to The Washington Post, Democrats have introduced more than 30 pieces of legislation aimed at combatting gun violence in the past year. Only four have had GOP sponsors. While some GOP senators have expressed an interest in fixing some gaps in existing law, it has been President Trump and other Republicans who have launched several efforts to loosen gun-control laws."

8 Ways Washington Has Blocked Gun Control Legislation Since Trump Took Office https://www.out.com/news-opinion/2018/2/15/8-ways-washington-has-blocked-gun-control-legislation-trump-took-office

And for pure fact checking, Trump even rolled back a common sense gun measure: "...it is true that Trump signed into law the repeal of a measure that would have plausibly prevented certain classes of mentally ill people from purchasing firearms by allowing a new data source to be included the system that runs those background checks."

And just as bad, "Trump Proposed Cutting Millions in Funding For the Background-Check System" -- two days before the Florida shooting. Here 

You do the math.

Monday, February 19, 2018

“America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care”

Here Start by applying the bipartisan #RussianSanctions already @realDonaldTrump
Then fund the EAC and DHS to create an active task force to shield the US from interference in our 2018 elections.

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.”

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mueller charges 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities with interfering in the 2016 US election

Here Does not seem like Russia is innocent or uninvolved in this most heinous attack on US sovereignty.
Wow. Wow. Wow. Wonder where else it leads, and who else is involved?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

INTEL BOSSES WARN CONGRESS: Russian Threat To U.S. Elections To Persist Through 2018

Here "Along with [Director of National Intelligence Dan] Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, FBI Director Christopher Wray and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers also answered questions from lawmakers, as well as the heads of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Robert Cardillo.

The intelligence bosses were asked to restate their support for the 2017 report that concluded Russia had waged a campaign of what spies call "active measures" against the 2016 election. All of them did."


Sunset, Venice 12/20/2012

Sunset, Venice 12/20/2012
I've been thinking some about the Winter Solstice, the Mayan end of the 30,000-year-cycle on 12/21/12.

What if in fact the world did end? To live consciously, even though this probably will not happen, it is honest to take a bit of an inventory.

Am I happy with how I've lived my life? (Yesterday, I thought mostly yes, with some areas for improvement, as below.) Are there changes I would make?
Would I have tried to forgive those that were hostile or disappointing to me?
Would I spend more time with those I loved the most, telling them that, feeling that more?
Would I be happier, grateful for what I have, what I've experienced, the joy, the beauty in this world?

Maybe the answer is yes to all of the above.
So this time can serve as a point of rebirth for all of us. If we think about it.

Because somewhere I realized I think maybe mankind deserves it. !
The way we are killing each other, killing the planet.
How selfish we are, and snotty to those around us. Petty, competitive. Why is this? Do we have to behave this way? (I say no, it greatly detracts and misdirects energy from the full-time celebration in which we could engage, the great multi-cultural, multi-rhythmic dance we can sustain here.)

Maybe God or the Great Universe is fed up, and will pull the rug out from under us.
Don't think I can say we could blame Him/Her/It.

But it probably won't happen. (Probably not! This time.)

Still we are finite on this ride.

It is a time to think, am I happy with how I've lived my life?
Hopefully most of us can say yes.

For the part of us that have a little worry, a little sadness....
This is the time to be present.
This is the time to be the person you want to be, that can die at peace, that can hope to every day be able to look yourself and the Universe in the eye and say, how beautiful, smiling, and thank you. Let's do that.

Antidotes to Violence, a.k.a., Take Charge of Where Your Head's At - here

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The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com