Advice for a Young Woman Travelling in Italy

You are young. Now is your time to set the world alight. A time will come when you will hesitate. You do not have those boundaries now. Fall in passionate love just enough to get your heart deeply broken and cry in his arms when you leave. Make that affair a whirlwind in which moments, days and nights blur into a warmth that threatens an upwelling of emotion that never abates. Make it the stuff romance novelists only dream of writing. As you part, look at him one more time and remember those eyes; you will catch a glimpse of those familiar eyes many years later at a café or market square. The moment will set your soul on fire when you need that warmth most. Endure. The broken heart will help the long flight home. Hold it close. Smile of it, shed a tear, and when the grandkids playing in the yard rush to your arms and ask why you are crying hold them close and tell them it is because you love them so much. All of it will be true.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Saw a woman with a baby in a car seat puffing on a cigarette. the car had a “Baby on Board” sign and a Yoga bumper sticker. We could smell the cigarette smell three cars away. What does that say about people in general?


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Why if we demand people be citizens to enjoy benefits of this country don’y we demand the same of Corporations. I thought corporations were people too?


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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White Terrorist attacks reporter and cameraman. Media fails to demand profiling of white males.

Two reporters were executed on the same day the media was cheering and laughing about Donald Trump’s abuse of a reporter at a Press conference yesterday. Trump had reporter Jorje Ramos forced out by private security in a glimpse of the white supremacist, attack on the First Amendment dictatorship he will have. Callers to rightwing media and Ann Coulter applauded and supported Trump’s assault on Ramos. He later bullied the reporter, saying “How much am I suing Univision for?” Trump alluded to his effort to silence journalists and anyone who questions him. In office he will use the military and the police. Meanwhile, two reporters today were executed


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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DARK HORSE: Bernie sanders 2016-So long Bernie

Oligarchy: noun ol•i•gar•chy \ˈä-lə-ˌgär-kē, ˈō-\ a government structure where a small and elite group have power.

It was a good run. Bernie sanders excited the Progressive and Liberal base, and could have won, if this were truly a functioning democracy. Instead the US is not considered and fits the textbook definition of Oligarchy. That is not simply a cynical opinion, but the results of a study by Princeton and Northwestern Universities. That report found that average Americans have near zero input in their government, while a small number of wealthy individuals and corporate interests dominate the US government. Talk radio, the Tea Party and even Occupy are populist ruses or distractions designed or harvested to channel mass public opinion while providing the illusion of individual empowerment, and to identify and discredit dissenters.

Bernie sanders was first to feel the sting, and is being marginalized more with each passing day in a corporate controlled media and the elite and corporate ruled DNC. That was fully evident with Howard Dean Sunday on a Sunday talk show threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton, calling her the most qualified candidate. The network political shows filled with speculation about a possible Joe Biden run, hinting he was talking with Elizabeth Warren as a possible running mate. Bernie Sanders, who attracts more people to his rallies than other candidates combined is increasingly being erased from coverage and from discourse, despite a surging growth in popularity. Sanders reacted positively to the Black Lives Matter protest several weeks ago in Seattle, taking a more pro-active position and engaging witrh the movement by appointing BLM Symone Sanders as his Press secretary.

Now the target is Donald Trump. The wild-eyed couch republicans dreamy-eyed and irascible at Trumps veiled racism about immigrants and how he would “handle” BLM protesters, are also soon to feeling the emerging wrath of an insider run political apparatus. That apparatus has already begun dismantling the Trump parade. The difference between Sanders and Trump is two=fold. First, by all indications Sanders is running on actual issues with a statesman-like demeanor respectful to the process and the country. He eschews the powerful and idealistically asserts that in numbers citizens can have their country back. Trump is a populist self-aggrandizing media clown.

Second, as Sanders continues to be shut out of the system, the media, the election and the discourse, so too will expire his grassroots funding. Trump has the money to maintain his sugar-coated clown parade that actually affirms racial and class divisions and the confirmation of a political and social elite. While treating him as the comic foil and hate driver for the election, he may serve a purpose, but the real elite, the interbreeding power protectionists of the upper echelons of the GOP and DNC (Your favorite congresshead or most hate are simply passing flavors of the day) will not let him get close to the White House.

It would be inaccurate to blame the corporate elites and political echelons of power alone. The American people have squandered their democracy through neglect, ambivalence and reactionary social and political masturbation. Too many on the Left, predominantly fickle white activists, abandoning the noose and blood-tinge fight by Blacks and women to gain the vote abandon that necessity to protecting a healthy democracy by discrediting the vote out of some childish conception of changing the world fundamentally to a yet undefined hipster paradise populated by all electric Volvo SUVs and locally sourced Starbucks. On the Right, they pander to their all too prevalent fears of immigrant, non-white and Islamic boogey men, flagellating themselves over Christian values, nebulous concepts of Freedom filtered through the oligarchic prism of greed trade and through their own imbued and as yet unacknowledged and undiagnosed notions of their own paranoia and latent homosexuality. They proselytize about returning to good old days that never existed, except as a transient pretense of a place where white people could presume to always be dominant.

The lion share of the blame goes to the vast middle; all those “reasonable” Americans channel flipping lazily through the social and political realities of the day waiting to be sold or to find an opinion that fits with their pothole perspective of the world. They have become the great sea of grass. Only too happy to whip with the media and political winds while choking slowly and steadily the self-serving policies of a select few. Worse, of all of these people, Left, Right and Middle, as fewer than 7% will ever leave the country for any educational or enlightening period of time, they are prime to be fed myths about “socialist” Europe, that Canada’s healthcare system pales in comparison to Americas (Despite Canada’s alarm at the flood of Americans attempting to enter for healthcare and medical reasons), or the myth that the world is a dangerous place by highlighting isolated and often contrived terrorist threats. Americans are happy, it seems to wallow in their own graves, as long as they have a WiFi signal and cable TV.

Finally, in our cheerleader, don’t make waves anglo-dominated society, inaction is the call of the day. More than a month ago a rally to organize for Sanders was held in Chicago. Apart from the fact that most were elderly and all of them white all 100 or so clapped and cheered at the theatre event led by Progressive Democrats for America. There was no engagement by the Sanders’ campaign, worse nothing has come of that event. There is no organizing, no aggressive outreach, no significant events. Sanders, in not building even a loose affiliation with a central organizing effort, as well as the “you go first” attitude of those who attended the meeting is fundamental. Indeed, it is a fundamental failing of the culture and allows or commands that we are to be led and exploited to enrich a few, regardless of party of affiliation, or whether you engage or disengage from the “system.”

That is a greater disease. Trump and the electoral process as it is fed to us now in 2015 is but a symptom of a greater disease. Sanders might have been the cure, but with each passing day, as his voice is steadily silenced, we may never know.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Support STOP ACT: ACLU’s CPD Stop and Frisk Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2015

CONTACT:
Page May, We Charge Genocide, page.organizing@gmail.com, 802.324.7751
Christian Diaz, Chicago Votes, christian@chicagovotes.com, 773.657.0102

Aldermen and Organizers Continue to Push For the Passage of the STOP Act:
ACLU’s Agreement with the CPD on Stop and Frisk
Fails to Provide Necessary Transparency

CHICAGO
— Today, aldermen Proco Joe Moreno, Roderick Sawyer and organizers with We Charge Genocide and ChicagoVotes announced their intention to continue their campaign to pass the Stops Transparency Oversight Protection Act (the STOP Act) in Chicago’s City Council. The STOP Act requires the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to collect data on all stops and frisks conducted by the CPD and publish this data on the City of Chicago’s website on a quarterly basis, similar to processes used in New York City and in other cities across the nation.

The aldermen and organizers intended to file the STOP Act at the July 29, 2015 Chicago City Council meeting after announcing they were doing so at a packed press conference. The aldermen delayed filing the ordinance after learning for the first time that the CPD and City were on the verge of reaching an agreement with the ACLU-Illinois as a result of secret, exclusive negotiations on the collection of stop and frisk data.

On Friday, August 7th, ACLU’s deal with the CPD was disclosed to the public. It indicates that the CPD will collect data on stops and frisk conducted by its members, but this information will not be disclosed to the public. Contrary to the provisions of the STOP Act, only the CPD, ACLU and designated Consultant, former Federal Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys, will have access to the pertinent data and relevant information, and they are bound to keep this information confidential under an attorney’s eyes only agreement.

After studying the CPD’s agreement with the ACLU, aldermanic sponsor Proco Joe Moreno found: “The CPD’s agreement with the ACLU is wholly unacceptable. The public has a right to know who is being stopped and frisked and how often these tactics are is being used. People should have the opportunity to make up their own minds as to whether stop and frisk tactics are racially discriminatory or fairly used.”

In addition to requiring the CPD to collect data on all stop and frisks performed by the CPD, the STOP Act would require police officers to give receipts to all who were stopped and frisked, thereby allowing a person to challenge the basis of the encounter if he or she believes it was unfair. The STOP Act also requires CPD members to inform people that they have the right to refuse a search if there is no legal basis for doing so. The agreement with the ACLU does not specify that all people stopped and frisked will receive such necessary receipts and it does not provide that people will be given these warnings.

“Young people have been organizing around stop and frisk tactics and need to have data collected to ensure that stop and frisk is not used as a form of discrimination against people of color. We need more transparency in respect to how these police practices are used in the city of Chicago and we look forward to working with the Mayor to ensure that Chicago continues to be a national leader in responding to the passionate hard work of young activists, not just in Chicago, but all across this nation,” said Alderman Roderick Sawyer.

The STOP Act would help Chicago comply with recommendations made by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing to publicly publish data on stop and frisk practices. New York City collects and analyzes its stop data and shares it on the NYPD’s website. Using this data, the police have reduced the number of unnecessary stops and frisks performed, and continue to reform their policies as new data becomes available.

According to Page May, an organizer with We Charge Genocide, “Being randomly stopped and frisked is a traumatizing and unfair experience. Studies show that stop and frisk also becomes a tool for profiling individuals based on race, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. Collecting and publishing the data is the first step on the road to eradicating this egregious harm.”

Chicago Votes Democracy Corps fellows spent several weeks this summer collecting over 2,500 comment cards in support of the STOP ACT. According to ChicagoVotes executive director Christian Diaz, “Chicago Votes is committed to the goals outlined in the STOP Act. We will continue to educate and engage young voters on the issues that impact their lives. Racial profiling by CPD is a near universal experience for the young black and brown people we train in our programs.”

Recently, Chicago Votes Fellow Robert Moses was stopped and frisked at the Roosevelt Green Line on this way to the Chicago Votes office on suspicion that he was using a stolen Ventra card. “Luckily I had my school ID and state ID to prove it was mine,” said Moses. “I was frisked in that process. They told me that the picture on my U-pass was blurry and that I needed a new one immediately. I responded ‘ok’ and went about my business. There was a group of white students in front of me, and they weren’t stopped simply for trying to board the train. I was racially profiled and stopped and frisked.”

Over 30 other community groups have signed on in support of the STOP Act, including Black Youth Project 100, Moms United Against Violence & Incarceration, and Black Lives Matter – Chicago.

For more information about the STOP Act, see: wechargegenocide.org/stop.act

We Charge Genocide is volunteer-run by Chicago residents concerned that the epidemic of police violence continues uninterrupted in Chicago and who seek to equip individuals across the city with tools to more proactively hold police accountable. The name We Charge Genocide comes from a petition filed to the United Nations in 1951, which documented 153 racial killings and other human rights abuses, mostly by the police.

Chicago Votes is a non-partisan organization that increases democratic participation among young people. We are training the next generation of civic leaders through hands on experience like registering voters, canvassing door to door and organizing civic education events. In 2014 Chicago Votes registered 15,000 people to vote and passed landmark legislation for election day voter registration

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Ammunition for your next Immigration fight

Lot’s of false immigration info being spread about California. Here are some facts:

11 million of California’s 38 million are Hispanic. There are 3 million estimated to be undocumented. 61% of that 3 million, or about 1.83 million, utilize some type of public assistance. That sounds bad, but wait. They are most likely to use Medical assistance, unemployment insurance, and public education. Public education takes up the largest share, mostly by their American citizen children. (It’s in the constitution, originalists! Don’t ya just hate those immigrant loving founding fathers?) Undocumented immigrants make up 10% of the workforce and generate $130 billion to the GDP, helping to pay for roads, schools, bridges, hospitals and the salaries of republican politicians. If we accept, as FOX News did, the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimate that illegal immigration costs the US $113 billion, then $113 from $130 billion means the US saw conservatively a net gain of $17 billion Dollars, or more than the annual GDP of Iceland.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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DARK HORSE: Bomb, bomb Iran…

Why the drumbeat for war with Iran? The plummeting cost of oil. In 2003, after George Bush vowed publically to liberate Iraqi Oil, the major oil companies told him to leave it in the ground. From the 1980s thru September 2003 a barrel of crude went for between $25 and $33. Instability in Iraq, Venezuela and Nigeria pushed it up slightly, then following the invasion the price of crude jumped to over $40 a barrel, and then to $50. Iraqi oil and sanctions against Iran and US pressure on Venezuela kept major market suppliers out of the market. Capitalism, or market manipulation in action? By the end of the Bush administration crude was over $90 a barrel, with oil companies in the west making unprecedented profits. Iran is the 4th largest oil producer, but has been under an embargo for better than a decade.

The low prices represent a market correction, based on true natural market forces of supply and demand. That is not the strategy oil companies in the west have followed. Low oil prices devastate Russia’s economy, which is why he appears more militant lately, as the specter of tension puts scare into the market, raising prices. Low oil prices are great for America’s consumer driven economy. The line is in the $3.5 to $4 dollar per gallon range that hammers businesses and consumers. $60-70 per barrel is optimal for oil companies keeping the US price of gas at around $3, and ensuring large profits, though not the historical ones they once saw (government oil subsidies make up the difference).

Iraq with the ISIS issue keeps that country unstable enough to stagger the production of oil. Bringing Turkey into the war against ISIS (and Kurds) guarantees the reserves in Syria and Iraq remain tied down. Syria and Russia, by the way, are allies and oil business partners. (http://www.ibtimes.com/syrian-oil-gas-little-known-facts-syrias-energy-resources-russias-help-1402405). Curiously ISIS is fighting for those very fields.

Why no reports of Western Oil companies attacked or fleeing ISIS madmen? The Kurds we are supporting to save from ISIS is actually a middleman in blackmarket oil sales from ISIS to the West. Turkey, a NATO ally, also is part of the ISIS to market oil sales pipeline. The British are implicated in that network (http://beforeitsnews.com/awakening-start-here/2015/08/britains-secret-ties-to-governments-firms-behind-isis-oil-sales-and-no-one-saw-it-coming-like-2008-3336.html). The US, who, along with the allies vanquished 26 million Axis troops on land sea across 5 continents in just 5 years in the 1940s cannot destroy 30 thousand fighters in the open desert fighting on a relatively narrow swath of ground in two endemically poor neighboring countries?

The lifting of sanctions on Iran opens up the 4th largest oil reserves on the planet is devastating to Western oil company profits. With more and more pressure on US lawmakers to end corporate subsidies, and with greater pressure from renewable, the only avenue left is war. A republican president, heeding the cries for war, as Ted Cruz and Scott Walker have promised, or a Hillary Clinton administration, re: her Libya and Syrian policies, her policies over Ukraine and Crimea (See my book: A Tragic Fate) and her vote to support the war in Iraq all but guarantees a massive war against Iran. Israel, Hamas the Palestinian question and terrorism are simply the sugar coating on a very bitter pill. They are the trick that moves Americans into supporting war.

And you believed in market capitalism. Bless your heart!

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2015/08/11/Oil-slumps-on-OPEC-supply-reports/2111439300493/

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DARK HORSE: Bernie Sanders 2016-Black Lives Matter, for some. (Updated)

It was an outdoor event for Bernie Sanders in Seattle. Just as Sanders began his speech before several thousand supporters activists for BlackLivesMatter overtook the stage. Sanders retreated, abandoning the stage to the activists. Amid boos and shouts the activists demanded a moment of silence for Michael Brown, killed by police in Ferguson Missouri a year to the day earlier. Calling Sanders supporters a bunch of white racists, the activists were a gift the Clinton campaign. But what if they were something else? What if they represented an attack by Clinton on Sanders? There is a history that supports that theory.

Bernie Sanders is a distraction for Hillary Clinton. On August 5th it became only too clear to her campaign that the distraction had in fact become a threat. He has real momentum, as a virtually every poll of likely voters found Sanders and Clinton in a statistical dead heat. More alarming for the Clinton camp is that those numbers show Sanders’ numbers continuing to rise as confidence in Mrs. Clinton continues to fall. The attitude of the Clinton camp is that she will be the democratic party’s nominee, and major forces are aligning behind Clinton to ensure that inevitability. The Clinton campaign’s number one task is to deliver a decisive blow to Sanders.

Sanders’ Achilles heel is his lack of recognition within the Black community. It represents a substantial weakness, as the Black vote is critical going into the primaries, but more so for the general. Hillary lags behind and even is perceived as insincere on economic issues. In the past she courted banks and financial interests, while Sanders has been consistent about those institutions and their legacy in bringing about the financial collapse of 2007-2008, which decimated millions of middle class and poor families. Sanders has helped to drive her to a more public position of holding Wall street accountable, even while she still courts those same interests.

The facture point is in the BlackLivesMatter movement. That movement has succeeded in highlighting the singular disparity in police shootings of Blacks versus any other racial or ethnic group in the country. A Black man is seven times more likely to be shot by police than a white person. Getting to a proper comprehension of that issue poses challenges to many in the white community who have no cultural reference to the Black experience in America. Martin O’Malley found that out abruptly at a campaign stop in Arizona when interrupted by a black lives matter activist when he proclaimed that “all lives matter.” Sanders was forced off the stage at the same event. The reaction by both candidates did little to increase their profile in the Black community.

The Arizona Netroots Nation event, moderated by Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, was focused on immigration, in a state in which police have pursued an anti-immigrant agenda. She is trailing Sanders in the immigration debate, adamantly opposing illegal immigration but supporting TPP and remaining silent on corporate transgressors, both of which are directly responsible for driving undocumented immigration. 2293692353_e17a771b2f

Here is the interesting part: Bernie Sanders has been the target of two high profile disruptions, covered extensively on the corporate press and on social media, as if to make the case on how poorly in touch with the Black community Sanders appears. Unlike Arizona, sanders did not immediately leave the stage until it was obvious that the protesters were not going to allow him to speak, understanding that the imagery of BlackLivesMatter protesters being dragged off the stage would have been potentially devastating. But Sanders can point to a half Century of work for race issues and neglected communities, including an arrest in Chicago over fair housing practices.

Hillary made the same mis-speak in June, following the tragedy in Charleston when she said that “All Lives Matter,” while speaking at a Black Church. Despite that she has not faced the same disruptions that have dogged Sanders in particular. Whether or not that has been a deliberate tactic to drive Sanders out of the race is yet to be seen. There is, however, a history by Hillary Clinton in this sort of all out political warfare. In that fight her campaign has always gone for the jugular. While establishment democrats and progressives are keen to warn constituents and voters against the so-called circular firing squad in criticizing fellow dems, Hillary Clinton has shown an inclination in destroying adversaries and their supporters regardless of party affiliation. This is her last shot at a run for the white house. Those long knives are apparently out and quicker than ever.

Recall, it was Hillary Clinton’s campaign who began the “birther movement” to undermine the Obama campaign. The campaign also circulated the now infamous Obama “Turban” photo, meant to portray Obama as both a non-citizen and as a Muslim as a means of playing on base nationalism and bigotry. It was attorneys acting in support of Clinton who first raised erroneous doubts regarding Obama’s eleigibility(http://canadafreepress.com/article/22345). At the end of July the Clinton campaign began its outreach to Black Lives Matter leaders led by Clinton Black outreach director LaDavia Drane. On July 25th Drane attended the Movement for Black Lives convention in Cleveland, which saw some 1400 attendees. BuzzFeed confirmed from the Clinton campaign that Drane held “one on one meetings” with key figures (http://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/clinton-campaign-starts-black-lives-matter-outreach#.pxv5VPoJ7). Opel Tometi, founder of the group that disrupted the Netroots event expressed an interest in meeting with Drane. This from her Twitter following the event:
opal tometi ‏@opalayo Jul 27
opal tometi retweeted Tana Hargest
Nah, Clinton camp absolutely did not meet with #BlackLivesMatter. https://t.co/pam8V0Yh8U
opal tometi added,
Tana Hargest @TanaHargest
Clinton’s black engagement dir. LaDavia Drane attended #M4BL & didn’t meet w/@aliciagarza @osope or @opalayo Huh??? https://twitter.com/katherinemiller/status/625496183360892929 …

Tometi is a tireless activist, for both immigrant and African American rights. It seems likely that two events disrupting Bernie Sanders, just as his momentum is proving a substantial threat to Clinton’s designs on the white house are coincidental, a lack of organization or the open door policy of Sanders events in welcoming everyone. By contrast Hillary maintains strict order in every environment, even roping away reporters. Hillary events, it should be noted, are virtual fortresses, usually requiring mandatory donations to get within eyesight of the candidate. Still, Sanders’ immediate reaction was to hire a new press secretary, a Black woman and active supporter of the BlackLivesMatter movement, Symone Sanders. It at least communicates an effort to squarely address issues critical to progressives and the Left.

Tia Oso, who works alongside, Opel Tometi, and who took the stage and microphone in Arizona tweeted earlier this month that, “Hillary has been getting protests. There is likely a demonstration in front of her HQ every day.” That may describe the true problem. The Black community is the battleground between Sanders and Clinton. For Sanders, the reaction by his predominantly white base may become his biggest weakness. That base was clearly upset by the Seattle disruption, sparking a social media battle that may drive away Black voters and BLM activists. In Chicago, so-called progressive radio station WCPT’ drive-time host Norman Goldman was livid about the affront to Sanders.

For Hillary it may just be hollow words to a community exhausted and cynical about hollow words and focus group responses at a time when deaths of Blacks at the hands of police seem to be on the rise rather than…

As one activists put it on Twitter, echoing a theme and strategy of oppressed peoples everywhere. “When oppression is the #statusquo, disruption is a moral duty.”

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Megan Kelly’s Boregasm

The FOX Presidential Game Show, er, Debate-In case you missed it

Set aside the jeopardy-style set, the faux debate was really just the same rotation of banality and insipid pseudo-insanity and populist paranoia cartoonized by no-nothing idiots Will you cut the EPA, department of education and the IRS? Is Climate Change anti-American. Blah=blah-blah. kel

Huckabee decries the “donor class” even as he and the rest of them are on their knees, mouths open, ready to catch a load from millionaires and billionaires: Walker and the Kochs, Cruz and his wealthy friends, one of whom gave $5 million(Because he just cares about America for you and me, right?) Jeb Bush and Saudi Arabia…They are all sucking at the appendage of the donor class, Huck!

Carson believes we should all tithe like in the bible. Here that Jews, Muslims, Buddhists? You are no bound by Carson’s bible. Dear god, Carson is whiter than me!

Bush was for getting a cohesive national standard for education abolished, because Texas teaching dinosaurs and cowboys living together, and that slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War should be left up to the state. Utah should teach kids we all came from a planet in space consistent with Mormon teaching, while Alabama teaches Christianity, or bans Mark Twain because he was anti-war. How about this, Mississippi can’t afford to teach their kids, but Illinois can, creating a system of have and have nots.

And Huckabee giving constitutional rights to a fetus. It all sounds wonderfully merciful and godly)nothing in the bible about abortion) but the end game means criminalizing the mother. If she gives herself an abortion she’s a murderer.

Find its way into every answer. WAR! More War! And Really more war! Check please, Raytheon, GE, Northrop and war industry.

Can we now start calling Jeb Bush, stuttering Jeb? Uh, eh, er, oh, eh…

Most often heard phrase, from everyone…”I’m the only guy on this stage who…”

Thanks to Donald Trump for bringing the immigration issue to the nation’s attention…a month ago…because no one had been talking about it constantly, except everybody on every channel constantly for, oh, since the Reagan Administration! Trump called the border “Medieval Times.” Have you ever been to Medieval Times? Love their ribs!

And Mark Rubio, who’s hair was brought to us by a grant from Exxon-Mobil sounds like he is in a high school, debate club. I keep waiting for him to start crying, or shout “Spartans rule!”

Wow, and then someone invoked Carly Fiorina for her negotiating skills regarding the Iran issue, because she did so well running Hewlett Packard…off a cliff. Scott Walker, however, would throw out the Iran deal in 2 years, regardless of whether it worked by then or not be cause of the Iran hostages in 1979. He realizes of course that we do business with Germany after WW2, and Japan, Spain and England, both of whom we fought far bloodier conflicts with, or Canada after they invaded us in the 18th Century, and Mexico, oh, also Vietnam!

Finally, we should protect human life at all stages of life. According to Rubio, that’s called the constitution. And Trump, who favored choice and an assault weapons ban, who is now pro-life and wants AK-47s in every classroom! I’m more pro-life than you. No I am I believe in full constitutional rights at birth. I believe it’s a baby when you and the wife decide to pork…And I believe life begins when you club the woman over the head just before dragging her back to the cave.

The candidates on gay marriage: I believe in unconditional love. That said, I have some conditions…

On Black Lives matter: Scott Walker wants to retrain all of America’s police officers, sounding like a liberal . Huckabee says all lives matter. Carson says if the police tell you to bend over for no reason anywhere at anytime, you must comply because We vill march to Sudetenland, und then Czechoslovakia and , Seig Heil! Seig…

To recap: This wasn’t a debate. This was a special edition of the Megan Kelly show. It was the same tired stupidity we hear over and over on FOX News. No one debated. There was no rebuttal, back and forth, it was all “what do you think?” it was playground children going, “I would totally throw a huge bomb at their head using a secret Jurassic park giant Pterodactyl!”

According to Ted Cruz, Iran, China, Russia, ISIS, and damn near everyone is our enemy. Who isn’t our enemy according to these simps. Walker wants to draw a line in the sand at the Czech Republic. What? Huckabee, “the purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. we have to remember what the military is for, he says. Exactly, the military is for making Huckabee’s pals in corporate boardrooms wealthy at the expense of the heads, arms and legs of our soldiers, sorry, our heroes!

“It’s worth noting that Iran released our hostages the day Ronald Reagan took office.” Yeah, because they got fucking paid in a deal Oliver North plead the 5th on and Reagan couldn’t remember.

Finally, Kelly wanted to know who heard directly from god. Well, Ted Cruz, yup! “Scripture tells us you shall know them by their fruits.” Well we saw some fruits on stage tonight. Kasich couldn’t answer the question and was struck by lightening in one of the show’s more dramatic moments. Walker hasn’t spoken directly to god, but he has been “washed by the blood of Jesus Christ.” Then Megan wanted to know what Marco Rubio thought about” God and our veterans.” Ben Carson wants us all to be Christians.

In closing, Kasich says, there is reason to hope again in Ohio. Has he been to Ohio? Christie fought terrorists in New Jersey. Rand Paul is a different kind of republican; bigger better meatier, bolder-Viagra. Marco Rubio will make a greater America greater, and he was poorer than the poorest church mouse. Ted Cruz will spend his first term watching Planned Parenthood videos and being really angry because he’s Cuban! Carson will fight for freedom because it isn’t free. What is the market rate on freedom these days? I’ll give you a buck eighty-two. Huckabee will bring us all to god. Scott Walker turned Wisconsin around and made it 21st in income, above Alabama, Arkansas, Guam and American Samoa, or 23rd in life expectancy behind even Florida with the trifecta of deaths by aging, Spring break mishaps and alligator attacks. And Bush will make it easier through cutting regulations for corporations to make even more money. And the Donald thinks we aren’t winners. We’ll have to beat Mexico, Japan and China. I will wear a suit made of American flags!

To sum up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKjxFJfcrcA


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