“There are some people who think the Democratic Party can be reformed from within by changing the personnel. I say good luck to that. What’s happened in the last twenty years? They’ve gotten more entrenched. Get rid of Pelosi, you get Steny Hoyer. You get rid of Harry Reid, you get [Charles] Schumer. Good luck.
Unfortunately, to put it in one phrase, the Democrats are unable to defend the United States of America from the most vicious, ignorant, corporate-indentured, militaristic, anti-union, anti-consumer, anti-environment, anti-posterity [Republican Party] in history.”
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Alright everyone the GOP has postponed their vote on the #TaxReform. I urge you all to pick up the phone tomorrow and call these senators to urge them to #VoteNO. Be polite, leave your name and zip code, but most importantly CALL!!!
• Jeff Flake (AZ-R) 202-224-4521
• Susan Collins (ME-R) 202-224-2523
• James Lankford (KS-R) 202-224-5754
• Bob Corker (TN-R) 202-224-3344
Here is an example script:
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a concerned citizen from [CITY, ZIP].
I’m calling to urge [REP/SEN NAME] to oppose the Senate tax plan, which would create a massive deficit and pay for huge tax cuts for corporations by cutting government assistance to the neediest Americans. It is clear this bill is designed to help the rich, not middle-class taxpayers.
Thank you for your hard work answering the phones
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There was a line in Trump’s Inauguration speech last January that echoed just about every president I can remember.
”We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.”
Although we have always sought to impose our way of life on everyone, the idea that we are some shining city on the hill that the world should admire and follow is pretty standard boilerplate, as well as a meme believed by millions of Americans.
So, here we are, naked and shivering in the light of the day after the third major tax cut for the wealthy in the last 36 years.
Behold, world! Behold what happens to a country when the citizens let the wealthy take hold of their government, and use it for their own further enrichment.
Behold the crumbling factories, the boarded up warehouses, the homeless Americans shivering on the streets, the empty rotting houses, the schools turned into prison pipelines, the millions already in prison, the police armed like the military, patrolling the potholed streets, shooting citizens at will, the massive spying on and distrust of the citizens, the 60 hour workweeks.
Let this be a lesson to you! This is what will happen if you allow the 1% to usurp your government.
And you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Jesus warns us that Satan desires to sift (separate) us, in order to weaken us. That’s why He commissioned Peter to “strengthen” his brothers, after he himself had been restored. This season, if you’re struggling, feeling spiritually beaten, depressed, or hurting, understand that it’s not just about weakening you in the moment – there is an all out assault going on to diminish your ability to fulfill God’s purposes for your life. You and I were created to live a connected life, and if you’re not experiencing that, I invite you to get linked up with a local body of believers this Christmas season, or to rededicate yourself to genuine attachment. The more connected we are, the stronger we are, and the more joy we experience. I pray that you walk in a greater measure of joy than you have ever known before.
It is essential that women choose to claim and heal our relationships with sexuality, men, and power.
One of the most common challenges women share with me is that they lose themselves in relationship with men.
Imagine the metaphor of sailing along in our own ship on the ocean, and then jumping off of our ship with no life-line back, in order to swim aboard the ship of the man we are dating or interested in.
It’s like that. Just like that.
And here’s the thing, these aren’t “weak” women.
These are clear, empowered, strong, independent, passionate women. But once an intimate or sexual relationship with a man enters into their life, it’s as if the connection to their power, their direction and their intuition disappears.
And this isn’t an isolated experience of a few women. This is a collective experience that runs deep into women’s psyches. We didn’t create it. It was conditioned into us long ago by a society who didn’t trust the wild nature of our power.
It isn’t our fault. There is no need to feel shame. But there is a need to recognize and take ownership for it if we desire to free ourselves from it.
Why is this important?
If women are in the habit of losing ourselves when in relationship with a man, it inevitably impacts our belief in our ability to consciously create an empowered reality.
A reality where the woman 100% knows and embodies her ability to take care of her needs and fulfill her deepest desires for pleasure, prosperity, freedom and connection.
Our sexuality and personal power our inextricably connected. We cannot have full access to one if we shut of access to another. And shame is the kryptonite that shuts them down.
Shame for our bodies, shame for our desire, shame for our appetite for sex, shame for our capacity for pleasure.
As women, it is essential that we learn how to be in relationship with men while staying connected to our sexuality and power.
Our relationships depend upon it. Our lives depend on it. Our joy depends on it.
I coach women to release and transform these patterns:
• Shutting down your sexuality or your desires to make the man/men you’re in relationship with comfortable.
• Disconnecting from or invalidate your intuition because your male partners don’t understand or agree.
• Abandon or losing yourself in order to fully immerse yourself in his world and “make things work”.
• Feeling excessive anxiety or an inability to focus on other areas of your life if your relationship is rocky.
• Settling for agreements or rules in a relationship that have you feel repressed, resentful, or like a victim.
I am scheduling 8 conversations with women over the next 10 days who are willing, ready and serious about making these changes in their lives.
These will be 75-minute video calls, where I’ll ask you poignant questions that give me an inside look into your life–who you are, what you deeply desire, and what blocks or challenges are getting in the way.
At the end of the call, if I feel 100% positive I can support you in achieving your desires, and we both feel 100% turned on about doing work together, we will talk about what private coaching work looks like.
Please only sign up for a conversation with me if you feel a clear readiness and desire to engage in coaching work at this time in your life. You will transform. Your life will never be the same. It will be absolutely amazing. And it will require *all* of you to show up.
To schedule a conversation with me, please private message me, and I’ll send you a brief intake form to fill out. Once you submit the form, I’ll send you a link to my online calendar and we’ll schedule a time to talk.
These conversations are first come, first serve. I’m excited to speak with you.
Many of us already know that finding love is an inside game. As we grow internally, we will attract different people externally. So as we search for a partner or partners that can fully “meet us”, it’s essential to become aware of the places where we unconsciously push away the intimacy we seek.
I have space open for one more woman and one more man to join the Intimacy Workshop I’ll be running this Sunday (12/3) in Fairfax, CA. It’s designed for those wanting to cultivating advanced skills in communicating desires, boundaries, and increasing receptivity from the opposite sex.
The Intimacy Workshop runs from 5-8pm, and costs $75. PM me if you are interested and we’ll set up a time to connect and see if it’s a good fit.
Two authoritative author / experts I suggest worthy of paying consistent attention to are Alfred J. McCoy and Andrew Bacevich. You’ll find them regular contributors at Tom Dispatch, Truth Out and Truthdig.
This one’s from McCoy on Tom Dispatch.
“At a U.S. air base just across the Mekong River in Thailand, Task Force Alpha deployed two powerful IBM 360/65 mainframe computers, equipped with history’s first visual display monitors, to translate all those sensor signals into “an illuminated line of light” and so launch jet fighters over the Ho Chi Minh Trail where computers discharged laser-guided bombs automatically. Bristling with antennae and filled with the latest computers, its massive concrete bunker seemed, at the time, a futuristic marvel to a visiting Pentagon official who spoke rapturously about “being swept up in the beauty and majesty of the Task Force Alpha temple.”
However, after more than 100,000 North Vietnamese troops with tanks, trucks, and artillery somehow moved through that sensor field undetected for a massive offensive in 1972, the Air Force had to admit that its $6 billion “electronic battlefield” was an unqualified failure. Yet that same bombing campaign would prove to be the first crude step toward a future electronic battlefield for unmanned robotic warfare.”
Bumbling bamboozler Bill Walker.
I’ve seen and met every Governor of Alaska since statehood except Keith Miller – including one Territorial Governor – and Bill Walker is the worst one yet for turning this state over to big money power. Worse than Sheffield. As bad or worse than Parnell. ~ djo