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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

RECIPE FOR A FASCIST PRESIDENCY: HATE, IGNORANCE, DECEIT, AND A BOGUS ELECTION.


Donald Trump, Liar, Protest, President

How many Times have you seen or heard a Politician reiterate support for a Particular Side of an Issue, but later shift, alter, or completely change the reason for continuing that support? Do we find that such a change causes an immediate uproar among the Politicians Supporters, who shift Their Allegiance Elsewhere?

To a Minor Degree that does occur, but on the whole, the vast majority remain loyal to the Candidate, just switching one explanation for another.

This seems to indicate a Certain Mindset that most POLITICIANS, VOTERS, AND THE NEWS MEDIA REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE DUE TO THE SHORT AND LONG TERM IMPLICATIONS:

THAT MANY AMERICANS ARE LOOKING FOR AN "EXCUSE" TO JUSTIFY THE OPINIONS THEY HAVE ON CERTAIN ISSUES.  IN OTHER WORDS, THE CONCLUSIONS BEING MADE ON PARTICULAR ISSUES ARE NOT THE RESULT OF INTELLECTUAL REFLECTION, LOOKING AT ALL SIDES OF AN ISSUE WITH AN OPEN MIND, BUT WITH PREDETERMINED CONCLUSIONS BASED ON IRRATIONAL ARGUMENTS, WHICH ARE BUILT UPON UNWARRANTED, FALSE, AND MISLEADING PREMISES AND DATA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
THIS IS THE REASONING THAT GIVES US POLITICIANS LIKE DONALD TRUMP, AND IS ONE OF THE TWO MAIN REASONS THAT HE NOW OCCUPIES THE WHITE HOUSE;                                                                       

1) THE RIGGING/ALTERING OF FINAL VOTE TOTALS IN CERTAIN STATES TO GIVE HIM AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE VICTORY. 

2) GIVING EVERY HATE GROUP ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATIONS TO JUSTIFY THEIR VIEWPOINTS. THESE WERE USED WHEN INTERACTING WITH THE MEDIA, OR ANSWERING QUESTIONS POSED BY POLITICAL OPPONENTS.  


AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST, THESE "EXPLANATIONS" WORK IF YOUR OPPONENTS, OR THOSE WHO COVER AND REPORT THE NEWS, LACK THE COURAGE, DISCIPLINE, OR WHEREWITHAL TO CHALLENGE THE OFTEN BOGUS, FALSE, OR INACCURATE CONCLUSIONS BEING MADE TO PROMOTE AN AGENDA OF HATE...

...AND IT SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE AN ELECTION, NOT AFTER...  

APA- Calls for Proposals: The 2019 AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the Central and Pacific Division meetings.



American Philosophical Association
Dear DAVID,
Teaching HubThe APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) invite proposals for Teaching Hub sessions at the 2019 Central Division meeting in Denver, CO, February 20–23, and the Pacific Division meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 17–20.
The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub is a series of interactive workshops and conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings. Jointly organized by the CTP and the AAPT, the Teaching Hub aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.
Please consider submitting a proposal for one of more of the following sessions at the 2019 Central and Pacific Division meetings (calls for proposals for Teaching Hub sessions at the Eastern Division meeting were announced earlier this summer and are available on the APA website):

Central Division Meeting Teaching Hub CFPs

  • Teaching Core Texts: Plato’s Apology – Deadline: September 4, 2018This session will feature presentations on interesting or innovative approaches to teaching the Apology in undergraduate classes.
  • Teaching Philosophical Writing – Deadline: September 4, 2018This session will share effective or innovative approaches to teaching philosophical writing in undergraduate or graduate classes.
  • AAPT Workshop: Innovative Pedagogies for a Just Classroom – Deadline: September 4, 2018This session will demonstrate innovative approaches to philosophical pedagogy that aims at achieving justice in the classroom.
  • Poster Session – Deadline: September 1, 2018Each Teaching Hub will include a poster session featuring both (1) independent work by undergraduate students and (2) work in the teaching of philosophy by faculty and graduate students. Please consider submitting your own work, and please encourage undergraduates who have completed independent work in philosophy this past academic year and undergraduates who are working on summer research projects in philosophy currently to submit an abstract to one of the Teaching Hub poster sessions.

Pacific Division Meeting Teaching Hub CFPs

  • Teaching Core Texts: Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion” – Deadline: September 15, 2018This session will feature presentations on interesting or innovative approaches to teaching Thomson’s seminal work.
  • New Approaches to the Early Modern Survey – Deadline: September 15, 2018This session will explore interesting or innovative approaches to teaching the early modern survey in ways that incorporate lesser-known philosophers and texts of the period.
  • Poster Session – Deadline: September 15, 2018Each Teaching Hub will include a poster session featuring both (1) independent work by undergraduate students and (2) work in the teaching of philosophy by faculty and graduate students. Please consider submitting your own work, and please encourage undergraduates who have completed independent work in philosophy this past academic year and undergraduates who are working on summer research projects in philosophy currently to submit an abstract to one of the Teaching Hub poster sessions.
The complete calls for proposals are available on the Teaching Hub webpage.
For general information about the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub, please visit the AAPT website and the CTP webpage. For specific information about the Teaching Hub at the 2019 Central Division meeting in Denver, CO, please contact Rebecca Scott (rebecca.g.scott@gmail.com). For specific information about the Teaching Hub at the 2019 Pacific Division meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada, please contact Ian Smith (ian.smith1@washburn.edu).
We look forward to receiving your proposals.
All the best,
David W. ConcepciĆ³n
Chair, APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy
P.S. Please note that all APA meeting participants are required to register for each meeting they attend.

NPR BREAKING NEWS- Vermont Democrats Make History By Nominating Transgender Woman For Governor.

Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. She will face GOP Gov. Phil Scott in the general election.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Add your name: Reject hate, discrimination and white supremacist violence. VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING.

Dear David,
My friend, and our incredible U.S. senator, Tim Kaine, has dedicated his life to building a more fair, just and equal Commonwealth, where each of us has an opportunity to fulfill our God-given potential.
He’s running for re-election as our U.S. senator, and he needs our support – and I’m all-in to help him get re-elected in November. But this month, he’s taking time off from asking for donations to ask all of us to stand for something even more important – equality, justice and opportunity for all Virginians, no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship or who you love.
Tim is looking for 100,000 of us to join him in taking a stand against hate, discrimination and bigotry. Will you stand with Tim and me?
Add your name to stand against bigotry!
In Virginia, we know all too well that dark forces of hate and discrimination are feeling emboldened. The violence last year in Charlottesville was a stark reminder that we still have more work to do, and it starts with taking a clear, unequivocal stand against hate.
As your Attorney General, I’m working every single day to combat white supremacist violence. And as our senator, Tim has been a clear and principled voice for the values that we hold dear.
Let’s all add our voice to the growing chorus that rejects hate, discrimination and white supremacist violence.
Sign the Pledge
Thank you for taking a stand,
Mark

NPR NEWS- White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military.

Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars. Also, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to halt regular scrutiny of payday lenders over their interactions with people serving in the military.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

FEATURE ARTICLES. WHAT PROGRESSIVES MUST LEARN: STAND TOGETHER, OR FALL APART.

People, Woman, Rally, Protest, Unite

There is one thing, probably more than anything else, that has held Back Progressives from Achieving Electoral Success on a Regular Basis. Care to Guess?  It is an Internal, Self- Inflicted Mindset that Conservatives, especially Tea Party Candidates, have used on a regular basis.

IT IS THE FAILURE OF PROGRESSIVES AND LIBERALS TO STAND TOGETHER.  TO OFTEN, GROUPS THAT PROCLAIM THEMSELVES AS PROGRESSIVE, EXIST AS ONE OR TWO ISSUE GROUPS.  THE REASONING THAT LED TO CREATING AND ORGANIZING OTHER LIKE- MINDED INDIVIDUALS TO PASS LEGISLATION AND ELECT SYMPATHETIC CANDIDATES, IS NOT CARRIED OVER INTO OTHER AREAS.

It is Astonishing to Listen to a "PROGRESSIVE VOTER", Who sees an Injustice and Wants to Affect a Change in the Law to Remedy this Iniquity, Refusing to use the Same Thought Process if it Deals with an Issue That Doesn't Appeal to Them Directly.

Unfortunately, this Lack of a Consistent Line of Moral Guidelines that are NOT UNIVERSAL IN NATURE, SETS PROGRESSIVES AGAINST ONE ANOTHER, AND BREEDS RESENTMENT THAT LEADS TO ELECTORAL FAILURE.

I have heard the Argument that concludes with the-  "...their not all the same. Social , Economic, and Other Domestic Agenda Issues Deal with Different Problems, and Need Different Solutions."

That may be, but it Doesn't Explain or Solve the UNDERLYING PROBLEM THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON; INEQUALITY UNDER THE LAW, WHETHER IT IS...

-  UNFAIR LABOR OR WAGE PRACTICES.

-  ELIGIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY FOR 
GOVERNMENT FUNDS TO ADDRESS HARDSHIP,
IN ALL ITS FORMS.

-   FAIR TREATMENT GIVEN TO ALL COMPETENT
ADULTS REGARDING MARRIAGE LAW.

-  ENSURING EQUAL TREATMENT IN A COURT OF 
LAW, WHERE THE SIZE OF YOUR WALLET DOESN'T 
= THE AMOUNT OF JUSTICE YOU'LL RECEIVE.

...MEANS THAT ONE PERSON IS GIVEN AN ADVANTAGE, HELPING HAND, 
OR JUST AN OPEN DOOR, THAT SOMEONE ELSE IS NOT.


WHO IS THE WINNER WHEN THIS HAPPENS?  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

PETITION: Remove NRA meddling in campaigns. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JENNIFER WEXTON.

David,
We cannot continue to allow the NRA to control our representatives and legislation. I know this. You know this. So many responsible, gun-owning Americans know this. Unfortunately, it’s on us to tell Congress.

Please join me in sending Barbara Comstock a clear message: Get the NRA out of the business of buying elections.


Collectively, we have the power to end this NRA puppeteering of Washington. We’ve seen Barbara change her position on issues when we build up enough support.

I am asking for your signature today because, with our help, we can let Barbara know where we stand on getting NRA money out of this congressional race. Let’s get Barbara to return her gun lobby donations and let’s make sure she runs an honest campaign.


Your signatures and support might feel small, but each one is a step forward.

Thanks for all you do,
Jennifer