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Eep! In Existence, I portray a conclave of zillionaire-lords meeting in the Alps to at least try to make the New Feudalism not-stupid, this time, unlike the horrific statecraft and silly rationalizations that aristocratic castes produced, across 6000 years. I wrote that scene as a suggestion, in case the new lords win and repress our brief, 2 century enlightenment experiment. Odds still favor that outcome. Feudalism always won, in the past.

Alas, despite my suggestion, all signs suggest that this round of proto-feudalists will be as delusional as every other. Like kings and lords and priests of old, they let flatterers tell them how smart they are.  Still, is there hope? Shall I lift my head, in wonder, when the archetype beta-minus billionaire who thinks he’s an alpha seems to ‘get’ how stunningly awful is the 21st Century Republican Party that he and his brother helped to forge?

“It's a nightmare scenario for Republicans, but conservative billionaire Charles Koch says ‘it's possible’ Hillary Clinton could make a better president than the remaining candidates in the GOP primary.  As far as the growth of government, the increase in spending, Koch said. ‘It was 2.5 times [more] under Bush than it was under Clinton.’”

Um?  And every single other metric of US national health has done better across democratic administrations than GOP ones. Every metric.  Every single one. Now think, Charles.  What might that mean?

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/hillary-clinton-president-gop-pick-charles-koch/story?id=38622141

See the comparison of outcomes.
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/06/so-do-outcomes-matter-more-than-rhetoric.html

To be clear, despite having had total power to do anything they wanted — owning all three branches of government completely, from 2001-2007 — the GOP did not one thing about any ranted agenda items wanted by their tea party ground troops, except in four categories: massive tax cuts for the uber-caste, deregulating Wall Street, granting sweetheart deals for resource extractors, and conspiring to keep the true cost of wars off the books. Oh, yeah and Medicare Part D.  That’s five.  Period. All of them budget busting nightmares that transformed Clintonian surpluses into artery gushers of red ink. But beyond that? Utterly useless torpor.

BTW Charles, most of those were things that you wanted and demanded from your servants. You made this bed, sir.
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If you value the environment and want to combat Climate Change, Bernie Sander is your only choice in this election
Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs: “Bernie’s record on the environment is unbeatable. That’s why he was endorsed by Friends of the Earth. That’s why Bill McKibben called him ‘the most aggressive voice in the Senate’ on climate issues. That’s why he has a 95 percent lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters. The league agreed with former Sen. Clinton only 82 percent of the time, so its endorsement is based on something other than the merits.”

Bernie Sanders is best for the environment and combating Climate Change http://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-earth-and-the-environment/

And more on his Green Energy policy http://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-energy-policy/

Hillary Clinton 5th highest recipient of campaign donations from Big Oil http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2016&ind=E01

Hillary Clinton's Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel Lobbyists http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-bundlers-fossil-fuel_55a8335ee4b04740a3df86c5

How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/hillary-clinton-fracking-shale-state-department-chevron

Koch Industries gave funding to Clinton’s DLC and served on its Executive Council http://americablog.com/2010/08/koch-industries-gave-funding-to-the-dlc-and-served-on-its-executive-council.html

Pro KXL banks in Canada paid Clinton $1.6 million for speeches just before she launched campaign http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/31/hillary-clinton-speeches-keystone_n_7463108.html

Hillary Clinton's 5 takes on the Keystone Pipeline. She was for it before she was against it. http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/22/politics/hillary-clinton-keystone-pipeline-history/

Clinton voted for offshore oil drilling expansion in Senate 2006 http://grist.org/climate-energy/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-hillary-clinton-and-climate-change/

The World-Changing Choice Between Sanders and Clinton On The Climate http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/12/08/world-changing-choice-between-sanders-and-clinton-climate

Bernie on Climate Change & Environment http://berniesanders.com/issues/climate-change/
Bernie Sanders says ban fracking now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qYzwDbBHZM

#Environment   #Climate   #Science   #ClimateChange   #Green   #RenewableEnergy   #FeelTheBern   #Politics  
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Republicans: It is time that you disavow Donald Trump and assure your sane friends that you will not support him should he win the nomination. We Americans expect every Muslim to repudiate every violent act by a Muslim. Well, now we expect every Republican to repudiate bigoted, demagogic acts by this Republican.

Republican frontrunner wants ‘total and complete shutdown’ of borders to Muslims after San Bernardino shooting in latest boundary-pushing proposal
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1. Contempt for Canada The reason you’re being called to vote again, is because on March 25th, 2011, the Harper administration was found to be in contempt of Canadian parliament. This is the first time in the history of any commonwealth government that this has happened. The Speaker of the House of Commons had to ...
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This protester makes a great point! #StandWithPP  
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Hillary Clinton rakes in Verizon cash while Bernie Sanders supports company’s striking workers  http://www.salon.com/2016/04/13/hillary_clinton_rakes_in_verizon_cash_while_bernie_sanders_supports_companys_striking_workers/
Verizon paid Hillary $225,000 for speech and poured money into Clinton Foundation. Executives give to her campaign. 

Those out on strike (both against Verizon and the fast food workers striking for a $15 minimum wage) know who is really on their side, and who is just paying lip service to their struggle for economic justice to pander to votes. 

#Verizon   #VerizonStrike   #FightFor15   #unions   #Labor   #FeelTheBern   #NYprimary   #NewYork   #NYC   #MinimumWage   #Wages   #WorkingConditions   #BerNY  
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At last year's XOXO festival, I spoke about two insidious ways that online harassment manifests: conspiracy theories and impersonation. I'd like to share an especially pernicious example of the latter, which demonstrates how harassers can make use of malicious impersonation to deliberately ...
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Do we look so graceful in a moment of hesitation?
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Zac, I read this article and immediately thought of you.  Please read it in its entirety without prejudice.  I think a lot of divisiveness in political discourse today could be avoided if people thought the same way as the author who is a cross-cultural psychologist (and also a liberal). http://www.bu.edu/bostonia/fall13/conservative/
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