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If you do live in fear, you do not understand those that live in fear and feel oppression.
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A breath of fresh air.
 
They represent the rich and the powerful who don't want their taxes raised, who don't want to see any change.

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Tuesday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at the Re/code conference, a confab of media and tech influencers. During a question and answer session, a voter asked why politicians aren't building infrastructure or implementing other policy that respects the will of the people. Warren explained that the government in Washington just isn't responsive to the people who elected it – and won't be unless their constituents revolt and demand accountability:

QUESTION: How am I or the fifty percent of people who can vote or don't supposed to actually believe any politician that says we are going to rebuild this country, energy infrastructure, internet infrastructure, education all these things matter. I believe that. And with interest rates this low, it makes sense for us to issue paper on 30 or 100 year notes to rebuild America. Why aren't we doing that?

WARREN: It's exactly the right question. We are not doing it because the people in Washington, too many of the people in Washington, do not represent the folks who elected them. They represent the rich and the powerful who don't want their taxes raised, who don't want to see any change. Who are perfectly happy with things where they are, indeed they're doing great with things where they are. And they stay in the ear of enough of the folks in Washington that it has made it impossible to get any kind of change. The only way we get change is when enough people in this country say I'm mad as hell and I'm fed up and I'm not going to do this anymore. You are not going to go back and represent me in Washington, DC. if you are not willing to pass a meaningful infrastructure bill. If you are not willing to refinance student loan interest rates and stop dragging in billions of dollars in profits off the backs of kids who otherwise can't afford to go to college. If you don't say you're going to fund the NIH and NISF because that is our future. We have to make these issues salient and not just wonky. When you hear us talk about this and you say this is like the wonkiest conference ever, can you imagine saying that at a tech conference, when you say this is the wonkiest conference we've ever had, no! These have to be the things that you wake up people all over America and say what matters? Whether or not  you're going to have a job, whether or not you're going to have a retirement, whether or not your kids are going to have any chance to build a future for them. It's gotta be about these core issues. And we gotta talk about 'em, talk about 'em enough until there's some real change in this country that's all I know to do.

+Elizabeth Warren h/t +William Harryman 
#kleptocracy   #oligarchy  
#bernie2016  
"They represent the rich and the powerful who don't want their taxes raised, who don't want to see any change."
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Canada: More a Mosaic Than a Melting Pot.
Canada - a Country Built on Compromise and Inclusion
The driving force behind the founding of "The Dominion of Canada" was the fear of American annexation after the Civil War.
Our first Prime Minister, Sir John A MacDonald was a devout British Subject and intent on keeping Canada that way in spite of Britain's apathy.

He saw America as a dangerous violent culture with expansionist goals.
The only way to protect against possible invasion was to form a confederation of the existing British Colonies.

This took a great deal of compromise as each colony had its own culture and history especially Lower Canada (present day Québec).

This compromise continued into the 20th century as Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Current Prime Minister's father) made Canada the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy in 1071.

One motivating force was to diffuse the polarity of the French English cultures and tensions that came to a head the year before when he had to invoke the War Measures Act. (https://goo.gl/DVifw8)
Canada's identity was to expand to include not only the founding French and English cultures but to people of all all cultures who choose to call Canada their home.

"Multiculturalism ensures that all citizens can keep their identities, can take pride in their ancestry and have a sense of belonging."

That principle embedded in the the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982.
The Charter itself “shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of Canadians.”

On July 21,1988, the Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney passed the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, which formalized the government's commitment to "promote the full and equitable participation of individuals and communities of all origins in the continuing evolution and shaping of all aspects of Canadian society"

We were never a nation that shouted our patriotism from the rooftops (aside from hockey games).

We see ourselves more a mosaic of cultures than a melting pot.



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Come and get it.  With all the taxes we pay? Seems fair.  Not
The province announced Monday that high-occupancy toll lanes will come to Ontario by summer 2016, but officials won't yet say what they will cost
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Modern work — from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products — is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and collaboratively. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best work together. Meet the new frontier of productivity: cooperation.
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Is it hovering over N Korea?
CHAMP will destroy or permanently damage electronics, differentiating itself from jammers, and making it extremely dangerous in the wrong hands.
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I thought Texas could handle their own problems.
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"Nationalism is an infantile disease.  It is the measles of mankind."  Albert Einstein.
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    1968 - present
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    1982 - 1986
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    1994 - 1996
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