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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

I have faith, David. HILLARY CLINTON.(info@onwardtogether.org)


David --

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in New York, and with that, a new generation of young people are getting ready to graduate from high school and college and head into the world. That world may look very different than the world my classmates at Wellesley and I entered many years ago, but the issues we’re facing -- issues of inequality and what feels like progress being undone -- aren’t really that different at all.

I have faith in this generation, though. Young people aren’t waiting to be invited to join the conversation anymore. They’re using their platforms to start critical conversations online and off. They’re taking the plunge and running for office themselves. They’re leading the largest march against gun violence our country has ever seen.

The Alliance for Youth Action, another one of the groups that Onward Together is proud to support, is committed to harnessing the power of young people across the country. Take a moment to read more about some of the incredible things that young organizers have accomplished through the Alliance for Youth Action today -- and we’ll talk again soon.

Onward!

Hillary

Onward Together works to build a brighter future for generations to come by supporting groups that encourage people to organize in their communities or run for office. Because you're an important part of Onward Together, we wanted you to get a chance to know these groups a little bit better. To learn more about Onward Together, click here.

The organization: Alliance for Youth Action

The organizers: Sarah Audelo, Executive Director

The mission: To support and scale the work of local organizations, building a movement of young people, by young people, and for all people.

The story: The Alliance for Youth Action was founded as the Bus Federation, named for the famed bus trips taken to knock doors for progressive causes largely in the pacific northwest. As they pivoted into winning national issue campaigns and supporting locally rooted youth organizing everywhere, they became the Alliance for Youth Action -- and the rest is history. The Alliance for Youth Action has been critical in winning LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinances in some of America’s most conservative states, leading young voter engagement efforts in key races up and down the ballot, piloting new policy ideas to improve our democracy like Automatic Voter Registration, and so much more.

The latest: Wherever young people are doing good work in the progressive movement, the Alliance for Youth Action is likely to be found. #TurnUpTurnOut, their electoral engagement plan for 2018 includes registering thousands of young voters, pushing candidates on the issues young people care about most, and driving young voters to the polls via festive and fun tactics alongside more than 20 youth-led organizations in their network. They also produce the American Voter Guide, a handy reference that explains issues and candidates in a way that really makes sense and will be partnering with some of the biggest shops across the country to get these guides in the hands of potentially millions of young voters.

The next step: Head to allianceforyouthaction.org to learn more right now and get involved in an issue campaign that you care about.

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION. Voting now open: Eastern Division officers and Board member at large.


American Philosophical Association
Dear DAVID,
Today begins the 30-day voting period to elect several new Eastern Division officers and a new member at large of the APA board of officers.

Eastern Division Elections

This year, the Eastern Division will elect a vice president, a member at large of the executive committee, and two members of the nominating committee. Before voting, learn more about the candidates by reading their candidate bios.

Member at Large of the APA Board of Officers

Following an open nomination process and deliberations by the nominating committee, four candidates now stand for election for the position of member at large of the APA’s board of officers. The person elected will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018.
The four candidates for election were given the opportunity to submit candidate statements, photos, and other ballot information. Members are encouraged to review the candidate information prior to voting.
vote now
Only full (regular and emeritus) members of the association affiliated with one of the three divisions are eligible to vote, and you must be signed in to the APA website to access the ballot link. Voting will remain open for 30 days, closing on May 18.
Once submitted, your votes are final. You will not be able to return to your ballot and change your votes, so please consider your choices carefully before submitting.
Thank you for taking the time to vote!
All the best,
Amy E. Ferrer
Executive Director

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fiction-, Stories, Myths, and Legends. THE LESSON. PT 1.


"IT IS SAID THAT THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL, IS TO STAND UPON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS, AND CONTINUE THEIR GOOD WORKS. IS THIS SO?"

"NO, IT IS THAT IN THE FUTURE, THERE ARE THOSE WHO SEEK TO STAND UPON YOUR SHOULDERS, AND CONTINUE YOUR GOOD WORKS."


Dawn, Dusk, Graduates, Hill, People

The Student was ready. He had passed all the Exams, and was considered to be the Brightest and Most Capable of them all.

Yet, much Troubled him. His Teachers, Instructors, and Counselors were Highly Accomplished, and he had learned much. However, as he faced Graduation, his Life Path was still not Charted.

Told of all the Things he could do, and the paths he might take, it was Frustrating not to be able to single one out. Finally, he Decided what to do, and it shocked those close to him.

Many Years Before, there had lived in the area an Individual of such Wisdom, that All sought his Counsel. Teacher or Student, Man or Woman, it mattered not. All came to ask advice, for Failure never seemed to find him. It was said that his Intellect was so great, that to Limit it to the Classroom or Public Forum, would be a Crime against Reason.

However, as the Years Passed, the "Wise One," as all came to address him, grew so Exhausted by the constant Demand on his Time, that he left the City one Morning, to live a Solitary Life in the Mountains. He had acquired enough Wealth through the Years, (Gifts from Grateful Individuals whom he had Helped), to arrange for Food and other Supplies to be Delivered at a Specific Location, which he could pick up at his leisure. This was to be done on Certain Days, and Payment would be Tendered for the continuation of such services.

No one had seen the "Wise One" for several years, even though a few did search for him. It was said that he would be found when it was necessary, and not before.

END PT 1.

Fiction- Stories, Myths and Legends. THE LEGEND OF THE VANISHING LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS. PART 1.


( The following is a work of fiction, but is based on a real event.
All the names, locations and dates are taken from case studies of the actual event.)
Lighthouse, Storm, Ocean, Blender


The Captain of the Hesperus peered through his Spyglass and spoke to the man next to him. "Sorry Moore," he began,"I still don't see any sign of life, and we've hailed them three times."

Joseph Moore was standing next to Captain Harvie and along with the Helmsman, were the only three occupants on the Bridge.  It was the day after Christmas, but there was no feeling of "Peace on Earth" or "Goodwill to Men" inside Moore.  The Lighthouse on the island of Eilean Mor was still dark, and there was no sign of his three comrades.

Captain Harvie continued, "When we're about 150 yds out, I'll heave to and send in a landing party to investigate.  I assume you'll want to be part of it."

Moore nodded without looking at Harvie. "What could have happened," he thought to himself, "Why can't we make contact?" Moore knew that the bare flagpole, which was located near the living quarters, was a bad sign.  Distress signals indicating problems on the island, could be relayed to neighboring islands or passing ships by raising certain signal flags available to the Keepers stationed on the island.

Captain Harvie was usually annoyed when someone aboard his ship did not answer his questions with a prompt verbal reply. He considered it to be a breach of etiquette and disrespectful to his command.  However, this was different. He was familiar with the type of man it took to be a Lighthouse Keeper, and confrontation over this matter would lead to no good.  Ultimately, it was his responsibility to get the Light working again, and to find out why it went out. He, therefore, would not risk antagonizing Moore.  This man was his best bet in finding the truth.

End of PT 1.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Paul Ryan is leaving, he should take his tax plan with him. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JENNIFER WEXTON.

Tomorrow is Tax Day and Virginians across the district and the state will be filing their taxes for the first time since Paul Ryan’s bad tax plan was signed into law. The new tax laws hurt America by raising the deficit by a staggering $1 trillion (that’s $1,000,000,000,000 -- 12 zeros) but especially hurt Virginia.

Voters in our district claim the state and local tax deduction at a rate much higher than the national average. That means the new caps on SALT deductions will hurt us disproportionately. Despite this, Rep. Comstock enthusiastically and unsurprisingly supported the tax bill.

Paul Ryan is on his way out and we should send this tax plan out with him. It’s time for tax reform that helps Virginians, not hurts us.

Thank you,
Jennifer Wexton

IT'S NOT JUST "GET RICH QUICK " SCHEMES ANY MORE.

  Donald Trump, Pop Art, Edit, Dollar
So, we have a sitting President actively trying to eliminate a Government Program, created and subsidized by Public Funds, that makes Health Care affordable for every American.
            
In its place? Private Corporations selling for profit Health Care Plans that guarantee nothing.

The Result? A possible return to the Days when many Americans could not afford Medical Coverage.

In addition, the use of the PRESIDENTS NAME in advertising that sells and endorses a product created for the Private Sector.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

PORTRAITS OF EVIL- WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE EVIL? PART 2.



Man, Silhouette, Businessman, Escape

However, let us ask another question: No matter what the source, Secular or Religious, are there certain common characteristics that are Universal in Nature, WHEN DEFINING THE CONCEPT OF EVIL?

There does seem to be Particular Qualities associated with EVIL, and how it should be Confronted, Prevented, or Punished.

1)  EVIL is Detrimental in Nature, with no positive qualities. 

2)  EVIL should be avoided, for no outcome would be considered desirable, if it is employed as a Tool to affect any Course of Action, or Implement Change.

3)  EVIL Must always be Punished, and never encouraged.

4)  EVIL, even if not Identified by name to describe any Action or State of Being, is often Associated with other Words or Terms.  Sometimes, they are used Interchangeably, where the Definition and Usage Mean practically the same thing. 
( A COMMON PLOY BY CERTAIN GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS, SUCH AS POLITICIANS AND ATTORNEYS.  THE REASON:  USING THE WORD EVIL ITSELF MIGHT BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE, SO SOMETHING LESS PROVOCATIVE IS USED.)

Along the Same Lines, EVIL might be used as the Antithesis to other Words or Terms, Creating the Impression that its exact opposite is an example of an ULTIMATE GOOD. 

5)  EVIL= IMMORAL.  NO MORE, NO LESS.

6)  EVIL IS CHAOS AND DISORDER, AND AN ENEMY TO PROGRESS, JUSTICE, AND ALL THAT IS "GOOD."

Much of what you read Above is how EVIL IS DEFINED WHEN WE CONSIDER HOW SOCIETY VIEWS IT AS A CONCEPT TO MAINTAIN ORDER, PREVENT UNDESIRABLE SITUATIONS, AND ALLOW INDIVIDUALS THE ABILITY TO MAKE THEIR OWN LIFE CHOICES.

Unfortunately, HOW SOCIETY DEFINES EVIL IS OFTEN LEFT TO THE WHIMS OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO EQUATE THEIR PERSONAL DEFINITION, AS THE ONE THAT BEST SUITS SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.

SEE PART 3.

FEATURE ARTICLES. CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING- FIGHTING THE WRONG BATTLES. PT 2.

Typhoon, Eye, Close Up, Maysak, Weather














QUITE SIMPLY, BEFORE ANY REAL DISCUSSION BEGINS, THE FOLLOWING ARE NECESSARY, AND MUST BE AGREED UPON.

1-  Define the Subject to be Discussed, to the point where both sides agree.

This may seem to be COMMON SENSE, with each side knowing why They are Involved, but it is not. It's far to Easy for One Side, who find that Their Viewpoint is going down to Defeat, to Argue that the Opposition has Misrepresented or Failed to Understand the Position they are Taking.

This Isn't Difficult, unless there are Clear and Understandable Definitions that Distinctly Separate both sides of the Issue, and leave no room for Vague Interpretations about what Constitutes the Opinions being presented.

Vague and Simplistic Definitions are a sign of Intellectual Laziness, and/or a Lack of Commitment or Confidence in the Subject or Topic being Discussed or Debated.

Further, if we have an Unclear Distinction between Similar Terms, (Global Warming and Climate Change are Perfect Examples.), the Confusion to the LAY PERSON MAY MAKE UNDERSTANDING EXTRAORDINARILY DIFFICULT.

If One Side Insists on USING ILL-DEFINED WORDS OR TERMS, AND WILL NOT ADEQUATELY PRESENT THE SUBJECT MANNER IN A CONCISE AND UNDERSTANDABLE MANNER, A DEBATE OR DISCUSSION IS NOT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF ANYONE, EXCEPT THOSE USING DECEPTIVE TACTICS NOT TO TEACH, EXPLAIN, OR JUSTIFY, BUT TO PUSH AN AGENDA THEY CAN'T REASONABLY DEFEND.

Agreeing to Debate or Discuss an ISSUE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS WOULD BE FOOLISH AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.  IT WOULD GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT BOTH SIDES ARE READY AND ABLE TO PRESENT THEIR VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT IN A WAY DESIGNED TO FIND REAL ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS. 

This, Of Course, would not be True. So, if one side DECIDES SCORING POINTS FOR POLITICAL GAIN MEANS DECEIVING AND MISLEADING THE PUBLIC, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE OPPOSITION POINT THIS OUT, AND EXPLAIN WHY A DEBATE WOULD BE MEANINGLESS. THEY NEED TO STRESS THE IRRATIONAL AND UNSCIENTIFIC TACTICS THAT WOULD DO NOTHING BUT HARM THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH.

PRUITT. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DAVID CICILLINE.


April 13, 2018  
Dear David,

If we want Rhode Island to succeed, we need to ensure that young people today can get the skills they need to be successful in college or to begin a career. That’s why I always look forward to the release of Kids Count Rhode Island’s annual Factbook. For policymakers, it’s one of the best tools we have for establishing benchmarks and measuring progress.

In this year’s Factbook, which was released earlier this week, we found that Rhode Island is making progress, but as all of us know there’s still a lot of work to be done. We need to do everything we can to raise wages, create jobs, and ensure that every Rhode Islander has an opportunity not just to get by, but to get ahead. That’s why I’m going to continue working with non-profit partners like Kids Count, leaders in our private sector, and officials at every level of government to ensure that the next generation of Rhode Islanders can succeed.

I’ll make sure to keep you updated on this work. In the meantime, this year’s Factbook is available on Kids Count RI's website.                               

Scott Pruitt 

As Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has a responsibility to conduct his duties in the best interests of the American people. Yet, his unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and efforts to undermine the EPA’s core mission to protect our environment are unacceptable.

Since taking office, Pruitt has had multiple conflicts of interest, has refused to recuse himself on relevant issues under EPA consideration and engaged in potential anti-lobbying violations. Additionally, he has spent most of his first year in office meeting with his industry stakeholders – meetings that undoubtedly influenced his policy directives and decision-making at the EPA.

In response to these actions, I led more than four dozen House Democrats in calling on President Trump to ask for Pruitt’s resignation. You can read our letter to the President here.

Ending the Opioid Epidemic 

Earlier this month, I voted to pass a government spending bill that delivers real results for Rhode Island. This includes a $3.1 billion increase in resources to end the opioid epidemic. I fought hard to make sure these funds were included, and now I’m going to continue working to ensure Rhode Island gets our fair share to ramp up our support for prevention, treatment, training for behavioral health care experts, and expanding access to the antidote naloxone for law enforcement officials who are often the first to respond to an overdose emergency.

This ongoing epidemic has inflicted enormous pain on families across our state and across America. It has ravaged the lives of folks across racial, geographic, and socio-economic lines. I’m going to continue fighting for the resources and comprehensive strategies we need to end this public health crisis.

Trump 

This week, our country learned that FBI agents executed a court-approved warrant - obtained by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York - to search the office of President Trump’s personal attorney. This is a serious development. What’s more disturbing is that, in the wake of these reports, the President appears to be using this unrelated action as a pretext to disparage Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation and openly contemplate firing him.

We are a nation of laws. No person, not even the President, is above the law. If the President attempts to fire Special Counsel Mueller, or impede his investigation in any way, it would be a clear attempt to obstruct justice and undermine the rule of law. Republicans and Democrats need to make clear that they will not allow President Trump or anyone on his behalf to interfere with or attempt to impede any of these ongoing and serious investigations.

Russia Sanctions 

I have been pushing for tough new sanctions on Russia ever since we learned that Vladimir Putin’s regime interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. Last week, President Trump finally agreed to impose real penalties on some of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends and family members. There’s no question that this is a high price for Putin to pay for his aggressive behavior, and we need to keep the pressure on Russia for their aggressive activities.

Now, President Trump needs to work with Congress to prepare a comprehensive strategy that contains Putin and Russia’s aggression permanently. We need to make absolutely clear that any further attempts to hurt American interests will be met with swift retribution.

As always, if you or someone you know has any questions or concerns, please call my office at 729-5600 or send me an email at David.Cicilline@mail.house.gov . You can also click here  to follow my work on Twitter.

Warm Regards,

David Cicilline
Member of Congress                                 
      
 
 
Washington D.C. Office
2244 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4911
Fax: (202) 225-3290
Pawtucket Office 

THE WORLD OF CRYPTOZOOLOGY. PT 1.


Ship, Sea, Dragon, Ocean, Water, Travel















They would be hard to miss, especially on the Large Cable Networks.  T.V. Shows based on the Search for Earths most Legendary and Elusive Creatures.

It could be BIGFOOT, YETI, LOCH NESS MONSTER, MOKELE-
MBEMBE, or dozens of others.

They can be found on virtually every Continent, and in all the Seven Seas. 

It could be the Desert, Jungle, Forest, Mountains etc., no Habitat is lacking their presence.

Stories about their Existence, Manner of Living, and Cultural Influence are found in the History of many different Populations and Societies.  They are part of Religious Belief Systems, and are often claimed to have "Supernatural" and "God Like" Powers.

Many famous people have believed in, and searched for, Physical Evidence of their existence. Time and Money were often considered to be Unimportant, it was a labor of love. Lack of success, never seemed to discourage many searchers. Expeditions were mounted and carried out, regardless of past results.

Yet, CRYPTOZOOLOGY, (The study of such Creatures), is considered to be Pseudoscience.  The Academic World dismisses this subject, and considers it to be Irrelevant when discussing Nature, and the Animals that are part of it.

Why is this?  Because Cryptozoologists make the same mistakes that are found in other Fringe and Unverified Theories.
END PT 1.

Friday, April 13, 2018

BLASTS FROM THE PAST... FEATURE ARTICLES. MESSAGE TO ALL PROGRESSIVES: DON'T YOU SEE IT, EVEN NOW? PARTS 1-8, SELECTED PASSAGES.


Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Lying, Donald 

Before the November, 2016 election, I PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE WITH THE TITLE:  
MESSAGE TO ALL PROGRESSIVES: DON'T YOU SEE IT, EVEN NOW? 
THIS ARTICLE HAD 8 PARTS, AND FOCUSED ON DONALD TRUMPS CANDIDACY, AND SPECULATED ABOUT THE TYPE OF PRESIDENT HE WOULD BE.

HERE ARE A FEW EXCERPTS TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST ABOUT WHAT WE KNEW THEN,

AND WHAT WE KNOW NOW.   


FROM PART 1.
With him, it has never been a matter of Intellect, Emotional Stability, or even a Coherent Political Platform.
The people who got Trump to where he is now, understand that getting him elected counts on the following...
...That Offensive Speech, along with a Lack of Knowledge, means very little if your Supporters
could care less, as long as it serves Their Political Agenda.


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FROM  PART 4.
The most amazing thing about Donald Trump claiming the Presidential Election is Rigged, is not that it is completely unexpected, but that anyone who really studies the problem couldn't see it coming.

It is a Strategy that fits in perfectly with those who already support him, for it requires none of the following:

-  An understanding of the Rules of Logic.

-  The Ability to separate Gossip, Rumor, and Innuendo
    from Factual Data.

-  The Understanding that you do not start any Investigation,
    be it Science, Law, Politics.,etc with a CONCLUSION, and
    then try to Shape the Evidence to Support it. BAD EVIDENCE
    DOES NOT CHANGE THE TRUTH, NO MATTER
    WHAT YOUR AGENDA IS.

  -  The REALIZATION THAT  BASELESS ASSERTIONS ARE
      MEANINGLESS, NO MATTER HOW OFTEN YOU REPEAT
      THEM.


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FROM PART 5.
So what Type of Voter would find someone like this appealing? Could it be the Type of Voter who sees the Writing on the Wall, with a set of beliefs and attitudes that no longer wields the Political Influence they once did?
Beliefs and Attitudes such as;
-  Religious Intolerance.
-  Patriarchal Rule.
-  Racial and Ethnic Divisions
   enforced by law.
Among others...

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FROM PART 6.
Let us make a short list that could explain the rise of Donald Trump.
#1- The Affordable Care Act has allowed Millions of Americans access to Health Care.     
       However, on a case by case basis, there may be those who have fallen through the
       cracks, and have suffered economic distress because of the Law.
       The President and Progressive Democrats suggest altering parts of the ACA to provide
       relief for such cases.
      
       The Republicans- Repeal the Law.

#2-  Immigration.
       The President and Progressive Democrats propose:
       To Provide Assistance, and an Opportunity, for Refugees and Immigrants to Live and
       Work in the U.S. This includes Extensive Background Checks, Waiting Period,
       Possible Sponsorship, and Obtaining Legal Employment for Tax Purposes.

       The Republicans- GET OUT, AND STAY OUT.
       ONLY CHRISTIANS FROM SPECIFIC COUNTRIES NEED APPLY.   

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FROM PART 7.
TAX BREAK INCENTIVES, WHICH ALLOWS THE RICHEST AMERICANS
TO RETAIN MORE OF THEIR WEALTH, WITH THE HOPE THAT THEY WILL
 PUMP THAT MONEY BACK INTO THE ECONOMY.

TO RECEIVE THIS INCENTIVE, ARE THEY
REQUIRED TO:

-  INVEST IN SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES THAT ARE STRUGGLING?- NO.

-  FINANCIALLY SUPPORT CORPORATIONS WHO PROVIDE A LIVING
   WAGE, OR A MEDICAL PLAN FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES?- NO.

-  ONLY SUPPORT AMERICAN BUSINESSES, INSTEAD OF TAKING THE
    FINANCIAL WINDFALL OVERSEAS?-  NO.

THESE TAX BREAKS ARE BASED ON THE "HOPE" THAT THEY WILL BE USED
TO BENEFIT THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.

However, don't worry. If these incentives are used unwisely, and the MONEY DISAPPEARS,
ALL IS NOT LOST. CORPORATIONS FORMED ARE PLACED INTO BANKRUPTCY,
MEANING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE FOOTING THE BILL FOR POOR MONEY
MANAGEMENT.  WHAT ABOUT THE WEALTHY INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVED THE
TAX BREAK BENEFITS, AND LOST THE MONEY? THEY WILL JUST DECLARE THESE
LOSSES ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL TAX RETURNS, AND BASICALLY GET IT ALL BACK.

THE REPUBLICANS- WHO ARE THEY FIGHTING FOR AGAIN?

LOGIC. IT'S NOT JUST FOR VULCANS, AND VIEWERS OF "THE BIG BANG THEORY." #7. THE FALLACY OF INTOLERANCE. PT 1.

Bad, Balance, Balanced, Buddhism, Button
For this example, we can again turn to "BIG BANG THEORY", to give us an idea on how this Fallacy Works in the Real World.

Do you remember these Episodes;

-  Where Penny claimed that Sheldon went on a Psychotic Rant when she tried to create Horoscopes for the others.  She Refers to him as a "TYPICAL TAURUS."

-  That ended with Leonard agreeing to visit Pennys Psychic, and her refusal to read a Book Debunking Psychic Phenomena.

-   That saw Raj agreeing with Sheldon that according to Hindu Tradition, he was responsible for Controlling his Sister Priyas Baser Instincts, because that was the Job of the Closest Male Relative.  However, when Priya points out that the same Tradition Punishes Raj for Consuming Beef, he backs off saying some of it is crazy, some of it isn't. (Referring to Hindu Tradition.)

These are examples of the FALLACY OF INTOLERANCE, WHICH CAN BE DEFINED AS: CRITICIZING OTHERS FOR NOT ACCEPTING THEIR BELIEFS AS VALID AND/OR DESERVING OF RESPECT, BUT REFUSING TO HOLD THEMSELVES ACCOUNTABLE FOR NOT DOING THE SAME FOR THOSE WITH OPPOSING VIEWS.

This is a Fallacy that can appear in many different ways, but Applying it to the CATEGORIES OF RELIGIOUS FAITH, POLITICS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD SEEM TO BE THE MOST PREVALENT FORMS IN TODAYS SOCIETY.

Trump tried to fire Mueller. U.S. SENATOR CORY BOOKER.


David,

The New York Times is reporting that for a second time this past December President Trump has tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to this report by saying that President Trump “certainly believes he has the power” to fire the Special Counsel.

The American people deserve answers and a full accounting of Russian meddling in our elections.

We can’t let President Trump fire Special Counsel Mueller...Congress must act to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired and allow him to complete his investigation.

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are working in a bipartisan way to pass the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act out of Committee to protect Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump and to preserve documents related to the investigation.

But Republican leadership in the Senate still isn’t on board.

With President Trump’s threats to fire the special counsel growing more serious every day, we can’t afford to wait any longer.

...stand with Cory and believe Congress must take action to protect Special Counsel Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in our elections.

FEATURE ARTICLES- WORKING WITH TRUMP, AND THE REPUBLICANS: DEMOCRATS, WILL THEY EVER LEARN? (UPDATE).

A BLAST FROM THE PAST.
Aggression, Attack, Oppression, Bully

(THIS UPDATE ON 1/15/2017.)
TO THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP:

THIS IS HILARIOUS; YOU HAND DONALD TRUMP THE ELECTION, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE OBVIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE VOTER COUNTS IN CERTAIN KEY STATES, (SEE MY SERIES OF POSTS ON THIS ISSUE), AND YOUR "SHOCKED" BY HIS BEHAVIOR. YOU HAD A CHANCE TO STAND UP, AND DEMAND, AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE NONSENSICAL RETURNS WHICH GAVE HIM THE WHITE HOUSE. AS FAR AS I KNOW, NOT ONE OF YOU DID. YOUR COMPLAINTS MEAN NOTHING TO THOSE WHO WILL SUFFER WHEN THIS DEMAGOGUE TAKES OFFICE.
- DAVID.

Trying to understand the Democratic Parties response to the Donald Trump win in the Presidential Election has been difficult.  It is almost surreal, for it is like they have never met THIS REPUBLICAN PARTY.

Think I am being Unfair. Consider This:

You're a Republican, planning future strategy. You have seen your party go through Eight Years
of an Obama Presidency, and no matter how often your Party Thwarted Attempts by the President and other Progressive Democrats to help the American People, your Diatribe, Half-Truths, and Race Baiting etc., have managed to fool enough of the Electorate so that you lost nothing at the polls.

What is even better, YOU NEVER HAD TO SEEK OUT COMPROMISE. NO MATTER WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, ENOUGH PEOPLE TOOK IT AS TRUTH, AND BLAMED MOST OF THE COUNTRIES PROBLEMS ON THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.

USING RELIGIOUS ZEALOTRY, WHAT YOU COULDN'T BLAME ON THE PRESIDENT, YOU PUT ON THOSE WHO DIDN'T BLINDLY AGREE WITH YOUR BRAND OF CHRISTIANITY, WHICH IS NOT A DOCTRINE OF PEACE, BUT ONE OF HATE AND PREJUDICE.

However, it gets even better. After eight years of Economic and Social Progress, with the country much better off than it was before President Obama took office, you were able to elect an Unscrupulous Demagogue to the highest office in the land. Running on a Platform of almost Pure Hate, appealing to the Basest of Human Emotions, it was a campaign Histories Dictators would be proud of. Yet, even with all this...

...the Democrat Party is accepting the President Elects offer to heal the Division in this Country.
(A Division caused almost exclusively by your parties words and actions).

What does this tell you?

-  THAT NO MATTER HOW REPREHENSIBLE THE REPUBLICAN PARTIES BEHAVIOR IS, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

-  REACH OUT TO ALL THE BIGOTS, RACISTS, HOMOPHOBES, AND OTHER HATERS THAT YOU CAN, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

-  PROMOTE ANGER, VIOLENCE, AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL BEHAVIOR. IT DOESN'T
MATTER.

IN THE END, IT IS THE DEMOCRATS WHO WILL COME CALLING, HOPING, THAT THIS
TIME, YOU WILL BE REASONABLE.

THE FOOLS...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

John Bolton is too dangerous to serve. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JASON RITTEREISER.


 
"It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current 'necessity' posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons by striking first."
-- John Bolton, President Trump’s newest National Security pick
 
David -- 
 
On Monday, John Bolton's appointment as National Security Advisor became official. 
 
Bolton has publicly advocated launching first strikes on North Korea and Iran. With Trump’s obvious desire to do anything to distract from the Mueller investigation, this is not the voice we need counseling him on national security. He’s a danger to American safety, and he must go. 
 
Bolton has been a war hawk throughout the entirety of his career in international diplomacy and security. In his time in the Bush Administration, he distorted intelligence about WMDs and defended the invasion of Iraq -- and to this day, he claims that it was a “grave mistake” for our troops to withdraw. 
 
Now, with the crisis in Syria worsening, will Bolton lead us into a yet another disastrous war? 
 
 
Thanks for your support.
 
-- Team Jason
 
 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Women deserve equal pay. Period. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JENNIFER WEXTON.

Today’s the day, David -- Equal Pay Day.

...a day that symbolizes how far into the new year women must work to earn the equivalent of what their male counterparts earned in the previous year. The fact that we’re still having this conversation and women are still having to ask for equal pay for equal work is absurd. We deserve better.

In the General Assembly, Jennifer passed an equal pay bill in committee, only to have it be killed by Republicans once they realized that it added teeth to Virginia’s equal pay law. The bill would have added hourly workers to Virginia’s equal pay statute and required employers to pay attorney’s fees and costs in addition to money damages if they were found to have discriminated based on gender.

If we want to see change, we have to elect people to Congress who are committed to progress. We can count on Jennifer to fight for us.

Thank you,
Team Wexton

Monday, April 9, 2018

AN EMBARRASSMENT. U.S. SENATOR JEANNE SHAHEEN.

There’s no other way to put this, David: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is an embarrassment.
Pruitt has spent his year in office trying to charter private planes and milk his position for every perk it’s worth. He’s flown from state to state, coast to coast to hold hush-toned meetings with Big Oil – all funded with taxpayers’ dollars.
From day one, Pruitt has been a puppet for big polluters: He’s rolled back Obama-era regulations that were put in place to protect the planet and Americans’ health from pollution and toxic pesticides and undermined the mission of his own agency every day.
He’s destroying our environment – so this corrupt climate change denier needs to go immediately. Please...stand with me in calling on Scott Pruitt to resign.
We’ve had enough of his destructive agenda – so thank you for speaking out when it matters most.
Jeanne

FEATURE ARTICLES. A LOOK AT PRESIDENT OBAMAS SPEECH, ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE ACTIONS HE IS TAKING TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE. PART 1.

(THE FOLLOWING IS AN ARTICLE WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO A
SPEECH THEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA GAVE REGARDING
ACTIONS HE WAS TAKING REGARDING GUN CONTROL.)
Gun, Automatic, Machine Gun, Firearms


















Let us TRY TO IGNORE THE RHETORIC, SOUND BITES, AND 
OTHER MEANINGLESS CLAPTRAP BEING SPREAD ACROSS
THE AIRWAVES AND THE INTERNET, AND APPROACH THIS WITH 
MATURITY AND RATIONAL THOUGHT, WITH THE IDEA TO DO WHAT 
IS RIGHT AND GOOD FOR THE U.S., THE WORLD, AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Question #1-  Do we Agree that there are certain Individuals and/or Groups
that SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO FIREARMS. If so, who and why?

Question #2-  Previous Judicial Decisions, and Legislative Actions have set
Limits, as to what ACTIONS ARE PERMISSIBLE and COVERED BY THE
BILL OF RIGHTS SET FORTH IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

For Example:

FREEDOM OF SPEECH-  DOES NOT ALLOW US TO SAY ANYTHING 
WE WANT, ANYWHERE WE WANT, AT ANY TIME, AND USE "FREEDOM
OF SPEECH" AS A UNIVERSAL DEFENSE TO AVOID SANCTIONS OR 
PUNISHMENTS.

FREEDOM OF RELIGION-  DOES NOT ALLOW POLYGAMY, PHYSICAL
ABUSE, CONSUMPTION OF CERTAIN DRUGS, DISCRIMINATION IN THE
EMPLOYMENT SECTOR....AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO BE COVERED 
BY CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

So if we ACCEPT THAT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ARE NOT ABSOLUTE,
BUT ARE SUBJECT TO SPECIFIC CONDITIONS, FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD,
WHY WOULD THE 2ND AMENDMENT BE EXEMPT?

Question #3-  Given the Stated GOALS AND PROCEDURES SET FORTH BY 
THE PRESIDENT IN HIS SPEECH, TO HELP REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE, WHY
WOULD YOU CONCLUDE THAT:

-  THEY CANNOT BE ACHIEVED, OR WILL NOT
   PRODUCE DESIRABLE RESULTS?

-  THEY PRESENT AN UNREASONABLE BURDEN 
   ON THE LAW ABIDING GUN OWNER?

-  IT PUNISHES HONEST GUN OWNERS , INSTEAD OF
   REINFORCING THE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS THEY
   ALREADY MAKE?

TO BE CONTINUED...