Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Hi – this CAN work – doesn’t sound extreme and perhaps full of just economic common sense.
THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON. ..Or 40 Cents/litre
If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day” campaign that was going around last April or May!
It's worth your consideration.
JOIN THE RESISTANCE!
I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by THIS summer and it might go higher!!
Want gasoline prices to come down?
We need to take some intelligent, united action.
The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn’t continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.
It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT, SOMEONE has come up with a plan that can really work.
Please read on and join with us!
By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.08 at Arco and Costco for regular unleaded in Salem, Oregon and climbing every week.
I paid $3.85 for regular unleaded in Kansas today!
And in Canada it is currently 1.23 a liter (that's $5.64 a gallon)
At the rate gas prices are climbing, the average person will be working two or three days to buy gas to drive to work five days! Are we going to put up with that?
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace… Not sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.
The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.
But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.
Here’s the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (EXXON and MOBIL. (USA)
And for Canadians don't purchase ANY gas from Petro Canada, Esso or Husky..
If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Esso and Petro Can gas buyers.
IT'S REALLY SIMPLE TO DO!
Keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
1st, by posting this here, I'm reaching a HUGE AUDIENCE!
&...I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers .
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!
If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That’s all!
If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!
ACTING TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
You have only the rights you are willing to fight for!
So, Pass this on to all of your friends, and DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies EXXON and MOBIL. (USA)
And for Canadians don't purchase ANY gas from Petro Canada,
Esso or Husky...For the rest of this year!
PLEASE REPOST THIS EVERY WHERE ON THE WEB POST IT ON YOUR BLOGS
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tell your Reps We need economic stimulus and jobs
Tell your Reps We need economic stimulus and jobs
Tell them we're sick of Politics as usual and are ready to give the boot to the whole lot of you!
We need economic stimulus and jobs
Now that the Deficit Commission did not receive enough votes to be
considered by Congress, please move toward a real plan to expand the economy and reduce the deficit.
The economy is continuing to falter, with unemployment rising to
9.8% and inadequate signs of an economic recovery. In fact, as the
Washington Post describes the jobs report as “ugly”saying: “The economy
created 39,000 jobs in November -- about 160,000 fewer than it'd need to begin cutting into unemployment, and about 100,000 less than it'd need to just keep up with population growth.”
The need for economic stimulus and jobs creation is so evident
that even the usually deficit concerned Federal Reserve is urging stimulus and
not deficit reduction. As Dean Baker points out, job creation is
the first priority, writing: “If the unemployment rate were at its pre-recession
level of 4.5 percent, we would have, at most, a modest deficit.” This economic
collapse was caused by the housing bubble bursting. Sadly, that continues
with rising foreclosures continuing to weaken the housing market.
The real way to deal with the deficit is to re-ignite the economy
and tax those who profited from past policies that favored the wealthiest
1. Focus on creating jobs through infrastructure spending, supporting state and local governments and transitioning to a new clean energy economy that creates green jobs, efficient jobs-producing mass transit and a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
Levy fines to American
Corporations that outsource their business and do away with American Jobs. Fine them in proportion to the number of jobs lost so that outsourcing is not a viable monetary solution to their bottom line.
2. Stabilize the housing market by requiring banks to
rewrite mortgages at lower interest rates and based on the real economic value
Jail the bankers, and insurance exec's that brought down our economy in the first place instead of giving them bail-out money so they can pad their bonus checks for a job badly
3. Face up to health care costs. The U.S. is spending more than twice as much as other countries per person on health care, expanding and improving Medicare so it is available to all Americans is the only real reform that will control costs and provide health care to all.
We all pay into Medicare with each paycheck we earn, let us benefit from the payments we're
directed at the consumers for pharmaceuticals, & the cost to manufacture them will come down.
We're not Dr.'s and shouldn't be self diagnosing our selves, or suggesting drugs to our
Dr.'s that's their job.
Renovate the buildings
and facilities of the existing VA hospital campus' and open the doors to more medical practitioners; charge them a fee for use of the facilities and open them to the public for care; instead of letting them fall down from disrepair, and building new hospitals, and Dr. Buildings.
The VA campus in Leavenworth KS. has at least 20 buildings that are in disrepair, and could be renovated and put to use. Providing work for the construction industry in the area, and more and better health care for the population.
4. Cut the military budget dramatically.
Weapons and war now make up more than half of U.S. discretionary spending. For years the U.S. has spent as much as the rest of the world combined on the military. It is time to end the current wars and close many of the more than 700 bases the U.S. has overseas.
We are not the Worlds Police
Force, nor should we be!
A sustainable economic policy is not possible so long as the
military dominates the budget.
We're sick of sending our kids off to fight your wars that mean absolutely nothing to us at home. It's time to get out of the war business...
5. Tax wealth instruments – stocks, bonds and derivatives – with a micro tax of less than 1% which will raise more money than the income tax on the first $100,000 in income on all Americans.
6. Re-institute the tax rate on wealthy Americans, the top 2% of income earners in the U.S. population.
They've been standing up in mass telling you to tax them, DO IT!
Quit playing politics as usual across the isle. Do something for the "people" not just the lobby groups that add to your pocket books. We're sick of the lot of you, and feel that if you can't or won't do your job, then it's time to replace you all.
Monday, October 25, 2010
again. I’m too young to remember.”
“Well, it all started with the hog flu, which
killed off an enormous percentage of the
population. Seems it reacted to the chemicals
released in the body of those who are habitual
“And that’s what wiped out the Republican party?”
“Well, they didn’t have any candidates left to run
for office. Then there was the deer-antler flu,
so-named because some hunter from the Midwest
contracted it from a deer antler. A white stag,
actually. Very Arthurian, somehow.”
“That was the one that hit people with a low IQ?”
“Not exactly. It attacked those who were not using
their brains, independent of mental capacity. That
took care of anybody who would have even thought of
voting Republican. On further investigation,
scientists discovered that thoughtfulness leads to
consideration for others, resulting in an
alteration of body chemistry which was completely
lacking in Republicans. But by then it was too
“The following year, the Libertarian Party won a
landslide victory, and we were able to end all wars
on the planet, completely end starvation, hunger,
and poverty everywhere on the planet, demolish the
nuclear arms stockpiles, eliminate pesticide use,
eliminate greenhouse emissions, cease entirely the
use of petroleum products by massive conservation
and converting to a largely solar-based fuel
economy, properly fund all schools, including
programs in art, music, sculpture, and dance, save
all the remaining rain forests, end all whaling and
overfishing, and basically bringing about basic
peace and contentment planet-wide while ceasing all
forms of environmental destruction.”
Authored by Vivian Darkbloom
Monday, October 18, 2010
Many of us already know that Fox News is biased -- but it's actually much worse than that. For years they have used lies, distortions, and race-baiting to divide this country. Recently, it's gotten downright dangerous. Earlier this summer, a heavily armed man got into a gun fight with police after he was pulled over on his way to kill people at two non-profit organizations -- and now, in an interview from jail, he's said that Glenn Beck was a big part of his inspiration.
Fox News is bad news for America -- and it spreads, and is legitimized, partly through TVs in public places.
That's why I've joined the TurnOffFox campaign -- the first part of a larger campaign to diminish the influence of Fox. It's about educating people about Fox and getting it turned off in stores, restaurants, and other public places.
Will you join me? It takes just a moment to declare your own household "Fox free", and at the same time appeal to public establishments in your community to stop playing Fox. And you'll get a FREE Turn Off Fox sticker when you do. Click here:
No other news organization that's considered legitimate consistently wages smear campaigns based on lies and race-baiting. But for years Fox News has done exactly that, and the pattern has only gotten worse since Barack Obama entered national politics.
Here are just a few examples:
-- A frequent Fox guest, Jesse Lee Peterson, said that the majority of Black people have poor moral character, and cited "what they did to the dome" after Hurricane Katrina as evidence. Peterson has also used his platform on Fox to claim that 90% of Black people are racists -- against Whites.
-- In a case of naked race-baiting, Fox host Glenn Beck called President Obama a "racist" who had a "deep-seated hatred for White people or the White culture." Earlier that week, Beck claimed that the President's health insurance reform proposals were a form of "reparations" designed to "settle old racial scores."
-- Fox host John Stossel argued that the public accommodations section of the Civil Rights Act -- which prevents businesses from discriminating based on race, sex, and other factors -- should be repealed.
-- Fox News hosts Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity were the first to air deceptively edited and incomplete video of Shirley Sherrod's remarks to the NAACP. The video made it seem like Sherrod was confessing to using her position at the USDA to discriminate against White farmers, when she was really talking about the importance of overcoming prejudice. Sherrod lost her job over this misrepresentation, which Fox enthusiastically repeated without seeking the facts. Fox has since tried to pretend it had nothing to do with this smear -- but Fox is the number one reason these kinds of distortions and smears have any part in our national dialogue.
The examples above aren't even a tenth of Fox's vicious lies and smears, and over the years they've just gotten more brazen.
The goal of Turn Off Fox is to reduce the number of public TVs showing Fox News, while spreading the word about Fox's poison (and how it works) to those who don't know.
Signing up for the campaign is just the first step. We make it easy for you to tell us about businesses playing Fox. If you're willing to talk with them, we'll provide you with straightforward materials that explain why they shouldn't be a party to what Fox is doing. And if there are businesses you know that want to tell the world they would never play Fox, you can help them declare themselves a "Fox-free zone."
As businesses Turn off Fox and stand up as Fox Free, and as we encourage our friends and family to do the same, we'll help make clear, to people across the country, what Fox is about. And we'll reduce their ability to do harm.
Please join me in signing up for the TurnOffFox campaign:
Friday, September 10, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2010
Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222
Libertarians issue warning to Tea Partiers
WASHINGTON - Looking toward the 9/12 Tea Party events in Washington, DC, Libertarian Party executive director Wes Benedict issued the following warning to Tea Partiers: "Republicans are trying to fool you again."
"There are two kinds of Tea Partiers," said Benedict. "One kind is so blinded by its hatred of Obama and Democrats that it cannot see fault with Republicans. It's the other kind the Libertarian Party is reaching out to."
Libertarian Party staff and volunteers will participate in the Washington, DC Tea Party events on September 12. They will distribute flyers pointing out how the Top 10 Disasters of the 2009-2010 Obama administration mirror the Top 10 Disasters of the 2001-2008 Bush administration.
Benedict continued, "Libertarians have much in common with Tea Party goals of reducing government spending and taxes. While many Tea Party supporters will admit that George W. Bush's administration grew government, Libertarians want to remind Tea Partiers about previous Republican administrations that loved big government.
"Republican Newt Gingrich and the Contract with America promised to eliminate the Departments of Education and Energy. Yet once Republicans took control of Congress, they failed even to reduce the spending on those departments.
"Republican President George Bush, Sr. remains famous for coining the phrase 'Read my lips, no new taxes,' and then raising taxes.
"Republican President Ronald Reagan grew federal government spending to the highest level it had reached since World War II. He also 'saved Social Security' by raising payroll taxes.
"Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was a huge supporter of taxpayer subsidies for corn and ethanol.
"In 1971, Republican President Richard Nixon instituted wage and price controls. That made a group of free-market supporters so angry that they decided to form the Libertarian Party.
"Republicans seem to think we're idiots. For decades they have paid lip-service to shrinking government, while consistently doing the opposite in office.
"Our fear is that Tea Partiers might say 'This time it will be different.' No it won't. If you vote for Republicans this time, it will just reinforce the message that they can lie to you and grow government with impunity.
"Current Republicans are just as bad as past Republicans.
"This year, Libertarian Party co-founder David Nolan is running for U.S. Senate against Republican John McCain, who famously suspended his 2008 presidential campaign so he could rush back to Washington to bail out the banks.
"Republican leader John Boehner might end up as the next House Speaker, and he voted for George W. Bush's huge 2003 Medicare expansion.
"John Cornyn, Republican senator from Texas, and current chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, voted for the TARP bailouts.
"Ron Paul is probably the only Republican congressman willing to point out the huge cost of America's foreign wars and empire building. Other Republicans pretend that spending trillions on the military just doesn't count as big government.
"With Social Security, Medicare, and military spending making up the vast majority of federal spending, you can't cut significantly without cutting those. But Republicans refuse to touch them.
"Libertarians welcome the Tea Party movement's focus on the problem of government growth. However, we are concerned that Tea Partiers might fall for the Republicans' trickery.
"Republican leaders have brought up distractions like New York City mosques and gay marriage to distract voters from Republicans' big-government track record. We hope that Tea Partiers will see through the smoke and mirrors.
"While our nation is declining dangerously right now, a turnaround could be straightforward and simple with Libertarian steps like these: 1. Bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan; 2. Stop rewarding failed companies with bailouts; 3. Cut taxes and spending and let the free market work.
http://webintel.mobi gives you choices
"The Libertarian Party is fielding 168 candidates for U.S. House, and 20 candidates for U.S. Senate this year. Win or lose, a vote for a Libertarian sends a clear message for smaller government and more freedom. What message does a vote for John McCain send?"
For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 202-333-0008 ext. 222.
The LP is America's third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets and civil liberties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website.
P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party dedicated to free markets and civil liberties. You can also renew your membership. Or, you can make a contribution separate from membership.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
How many Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Protestant, etc churches are there in New York within hailing distance of the Trade center location, what's the difference? It's still Freedom of Religion.
A Principal upon which our Country was founded and the Constitution Pledges
We either Support the Constitution, or we don't. We can't piecemeal it and say I support this, but not that!
Constitution for the United States of America
Bill of Rights
Article the third [Amendment I]
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States of America, how about you?
The following is Taken in whole from http://www.silverbacktriker.com/preambles.html
Preambles of State Constitutions
This was posted on a BTW forum by skymoon1
Alabama 1901 We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.
Alaska 1956 We, the people of Alaska, Grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.
Arizona 1911 We, the people of the State of Arizona, Grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...
Arkansas 1874 We, the people of the State of Arkansas, Grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government....
California 1879 We, the People of the State of California, Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.
Colorado 1876 We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe.
Connecticut 1818 The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.
Florida 1885 We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...
Georgia 1777 We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...
Hawaii 1959 We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance.. Establish this Constitution.
Idaho 1889 We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.
Illinois 1870 We, the people of the state of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
Indiana 1851 We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.
Iowa 1857 We, the People of the State of Iowa, Grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings establish this Constitution.
Kansas 1859 We, the people of Kansas, Grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.
Kentucky 1891 We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...
Louisiana 1921 We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy..
Maine 1820 We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction.
Maryland 1776 We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...
Massachusetts 1780 We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe .. In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction ..
Michigan 1908 We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.
Minnesota, 1857 We, the people of the State of Minnesota, Grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:
Mississippi 1890 We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.
Missouri 1845 We, the people of Missouri , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness . Establish this Constitution.
Montana 1889 We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ...
Nebraska 1875 We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom .. Establish this Constitution.
Nevada 1864 We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom establish this Constitution.
New Hampshire 1792 Part I. Art. I. Sec. V .. Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.
New Jersey 1844 We, the people of the state of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
New Mexico 1911 We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty...
New York 1846 We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.
North Carolina 1868 We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those...
North Dakota 1889 We, the people of North Dakota, Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...
Ohio 1852 We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common good...
Oklahoma 1907 Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty ... establish this.
Oregon 1857 Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences.
http://webintel.mobi Gives you choices
Pennsylvania 1776 We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance.
Rhode Island 1842 We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing.
South Carolina, 1778 We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
South Dakota 1889 We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious .
Tennessee 1796 Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...
Texas 1845 We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.
Utah 1896 Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.
Vermont 1777 Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man.
Virginia 1776 Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other...
Washington 1889 We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution.
West Virginia 1872 Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God.
Wisconsin 1848 We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility.
Wyoming 1890 We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties .. establish this Constitution.
After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts and the 'Palinites' are wrong! If you found this to be "Food for thought.." please copy and send to as many as you think will be enlightened as I hope you are..
Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.
"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."
William Penn (I think we have arrived Mr. Penn)
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