laurie corzett

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  • laurie corzett
    “… IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT WE’RE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING DOLLARS. WHEN THEY SPEND THE DOLLARS THEY WILL LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE USES. WHEN METAL IS USED TO BUILD A FIGHTER JET, THAT’S BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM TRACTORS, FORKS AND KNIVES OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU CAN MAKE WITH THAT SAME. THEY MIGHT DEVELOP A NUMBER OF CONSUMER APPROXIMATE OR MEDICAL DEVICES OR CAPITAL GOODS THAT COULD INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, SO WE JUST THINK OF MILITARY SPENDING AS MOVING MONEY AROUND. WE’RE...  more
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    https://thebulwark.com/how-mitch-mcconnell-made-himself-king-of-the-senate/

    "Keep in mind that in a representative democracy of 327 million people, McConnell is a single senator from a single state. What this means is that a relative handful of Kentuckians hold the rest of America by the throat. This is not democracy.

    The role of Senate Majority Leader is nowhere in the Constitution, which provides only that “[e]ach House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings.”

    McConnell’s power is not ...  more
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    https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/09/11/reflections-on-peace-in-afghanistan/?_thumbnail_id=734021

    "At the end of the 17th year of what Americans commonly call the Afghanistan War — one wonders what name Afghans will eventually assign it — U.S. military forces are moving on. Pentagon planners are shifting their attention back to Russia and China. Great power competition has become the name of the game. However, we might define Washington’s evolving purposes in its Afghanistan War — “nation-bui...  more
  • laurie corzett
    https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/bearing-witness-at-aeons-end-the-wound-becomes-the-womb-by-phil-rockstroh-and-kenn-orphan/

    "Time is perhaps, as Einstein once averred, an illusion. And yet we experience it. We sense its passing and not just by numbers, but by what we truly sense. With each new wrinkle on the face, each new diminished ability, each child passing through years of development into adult bodies. So we pass the time, so to speak, regardless of whether we are intention...  more
  • laurie corzett
    Friday the 13th Harvest Moon excerpt

    ...
    Willing to be merry, to partake of
    ritual, merging through
    overarching trance elation.
    Constellations, moving, shifting,
    making waves in our collective
    consciousness, appear to reveal
    sparkling impulses of true vision.

    Pleasure can win
    salient treasure beyond
    imagining’s failure.
    Caught up in
    rising song, brave steps, the play,
    foresight gifts of gravid day,
    celestial night.

    Able to skip through vicissitudes as charmed emanation:
    all is w...  more
  • laurie corzett
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/11/boeing-capitalism-deregulation

    "In the 1970s, a host of thinkers on the right and left – from Milton Friedman to George Stigler to Alfred Kahn to the current liberal supreme court justice Stephen Breyer – argued that policymakers should take restraints off capital and get rid of anti-monopoly rules. They used many terms to make this case, including deregulation, cost/benefit analysis, and the consumer welfare standard in antitrust law. They ...  more
  • laurie corzett
    "With automatic registration for voting -- an opt-out option instead of "jump through hoops to register," as required in many states -- nobody is required to vote or even be registered. Rather, a government that already knows who we are through motor vehicle and other departments simply allows us to vote. (And the DMV in many states requires stricter proof of identity and citizenship than does traditional registration; and traditional registration remains available.)

    As a result, more people vo...  more
  • laurie corzett
    http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176600/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_welcome_to_his_world/

    " in 2017 alone, contingents of the still-growing elite Special Operations forces, now about 70,000 personnel, had been dispatched, in war and peace, to 149 countries, ... American military garrisons by the hundreds continued to dot the globe in a historically unprecedented fashion ...

    In addition, in this period the CIA set up “black sites” in a number of countries where prisoners, sometimes literally kidnap...  more
  • laurie corzett
    The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Civil Rights Corps, and 115 other rights-focused organizations released Vision for Justice: 2020 and Beyond on Thursday. The platform was shared with presidential candidates this past summer, according to a joint statement from the groups.

    The country's current system "replicates and reinforces patterns of racial and economic oppression that trace from slavery, including Black Codes, convict leasing, Jim Crow laws, and the War on Drugs," says...  more
  • laurie corzett
    Repo! Facebook Group :http://www.facebook.com/groups/repo.sequel/?id=180243122043737
    ~Comic panels from the Darren Lynn Bousman film Repo! The Genetic Opera set to a medley of songs from the soundtrack.
  • laurie corzett
    "This September 20th, millions of people will join young climate strikers in a Global #ClimateStrike on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Anyone with an online presence has an opportunity to join in and “go green” with a digital strike."

    THE DIGITAL #CLIMATESTRIKE
    https://digital.globalclimatestrike.net/
  • laurie corzett
    "they are profoundly alienated from the institutions that have failed them; they are worried that they are losing control of their lives and their values in a world that is changing so fast and leaving them behind; they are angry that governing elites either look down on them or do not consider their needs; and they are desperate to believe that Trump is different because he speaks directly to them about their anger and disappointment and insecurity and their need to feel empowered.

    This, as I...  more