Truth is…

“All of us are more than fed up with mediocrity, hypocrisy, lesser-evil, trickle-down, less-than-perfect settling for spending trillions and killing millions for munitions firms and billionaires who pay no taxes and steal what we pay.

This is more than “less than perfect.” This shakedown is organized crime, committed in our names and on our dime because we let it happen and it comes from both sides of the corporate aisles.

Nothin’ but the truth

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Truth and Lies;
Peace and War;
Fact, Myth, Magic,
Science and Fiction…

 

Over time we find small truths, big lies, radical science and brilliant ideas.  But so far war trumps peace, aggression spreads and myths abound. Too many live in personal fictions where facts are too great a burden to bear.
dick“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”
― Philip K. Dick

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
 

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Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go
Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

 

Langston Hughes

 

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”

 

Isaac Bashevis Singer
  singer

“All of us are more than fed up with mediocrity, hypocrisy, lesser-evil, trickle-down, less-than-perfect settling for spending trillions and killing millions for munitions firms and billionaires who pay no taxes and steal what we pay.

 
This is more than “less than perfect.” This shakedown is organized crime, committed in our names and on our dime because we let it happen. And it comes from both sides of the corporate aisle.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/nothin-but-the-truth/




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Obama’s Legacy: Rule of Law is suspended

“Obama said his rule without law gave him the right to murder at will. Trump agrees. It is critical to wake up everyday people before we lose the rest of our civil rights.”

Permalink: https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/there-is-no-rule-of-law-in-america/

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Civil liberties are in decline in America. Currently habeas corpus is suspended.  We no longer have a right to know charges brought against us.  Our last president (Obama), decided he had an imperial right to murder anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or without providing any reason at all. And Barack Obama murdered innocent Americans who broke no laws. Obama did this without due process of law. No president is allowed to do this, but Obama effectively declared himself king. Now Don John Trump has assumed the throne. 
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Currently, we are involved in unprovoked American aggression against 27 nations who have not attacked us.

We have extralegal operations going on in 134 nations and now have more than 800 military bases involved in expanding wars of aggression. These wars violate U. S. law, international law, the U. S. constitution, the War Powers Act and abrogate treaties which are federal law.

Here at home, police agencies murder unarmed people in the street and our judicial system murders prisoners who pose no threat. Some of these prisoners we murder have been found to be innocent.

81-kpqrfqzl-_sl1500_We allow police officers to kill innocent and unarmed citizens without accountability. The supreme court has declared U. S. Police officers are above the law. Right now North Dakota Police officers and militarized police from surrounding states are carrying on a war against unarmed Native Americans water-protectors. These criminals with badges are injuring men, women, children and elders in violation of U. S. laws and treaties. Obama and Trump both refused to stop these atrocities. The rule of law is over in America.


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Obama declared this new rule without law gave him a right to murder at will.  Trump has now assumed this new presidential “right of kings.”  We are in a heap of trouble. We must wake up everyday people because civil rights and human rights are disappearing. 
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“The rule of law’s erosion was implemented by the Bush administration and realized by the Obama administration. Congress failed to stop it. Now, under the Trump administration, the Washington, D.C., establishment has done nothing to stop this crisis. Voters across America have excused transgressions on both sides of the corporate aisles. 8c87a-ciaduhThis cannot go on indefinitely without causing serious harm to our country.”

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Suffer to sing the blues… ~OO~

“…the whole world is sinking and we’re not goin’ down slow. It’s way past time to organize, resist, stand up and fight back.”

Looks like we get to pay our dues

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19% of America
voted for Trump.
But 81% of America
did not vote
to get chumped.

 


 

The unfortunate part is that Obama and Trump are on the same page: Trump will keep spending trillions to kill and displace millions. These unnecessary conflicts will continue our downward spiral into fiscal chaos, global depression and retreat… while oceans rise to flood all shores.

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This nation, already bankrupt, will continue down the same “wars and profiteering” highway.  The only  escape from this insanity is: secure the peace, rebuild infrastructure, restore civil rights and export knowledge, technology and peace while trying to save the planet.

But so far, it looks like Trump is part of the same old millionaire’s glee club. 95% of the rest of us are not in the club.  We can expect more jobs exported angrytrumpoverseas, sinking incomes and rising health care costs… with banksters robbing us blind and stealing our homes while the CIA is hijacking our future.

 

 

Four years of paid college education along with universal, single-payer, non-profit health care are not in Trump’s deck.  (He’s dealing from the same deck used by the last five presidents.)

 
Trump is in office because neither party offered a qualified candidate. Sometimes wolftrumpwe have to suffer because of incompetents, liars and crooks, but we don’t have to like it.
 

We deserve a leader gutsy enough to secure the peace. This did not happen in November 2016 and will not happen until we demand it.

Til’ then we’re screwed.

 

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Trump, Clinton, Sanders. Obama and their ilk are unwilling to change. They allow transnational corporations to have their way with the American people.  And planet Earth hangs in the balance.



 

Trump, the orange con man, is a sociopath. His narcissism, thin skin, fragile ego, sanctimonious ignorance, pouting twitter tweets and adolescent outlook are bright red flags.  He’s got a screw loose.

 
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Our new president is self-possessed and delusional. Donald is prejudiced against people of color, Mexicans and women.  Trump acts like a petulant rebellious teenager.  Don John thinks everybody is out to get him. This childlike paranoia is not presidential and may be dangerous for this nation.  

 

Any corporate media promoted “rage” against Trump has nothing to do with this nightmare. What people feel about Trump is not the vitriol pretended in mainstream media presses. Most everyday Americans feel pity and/or disgust at Donald’s lewd, petty and vitriolic hate. 81% of the nation did not vote for Donald.

This orange boy-man needs to grow up real quick.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE_lXJyHlSI&list=RDnE_lXJyHlSI#t=5

 


 

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We deserve better.

And meanwhile…
the whole world is sinking and we’re not goin’ down slow.
It’s way past time to organize, resist, stand up and fight back.

 

 


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We are in a heap of trouble…

Today’s explosive increase in human CO2 emissions and warming of the oceans are recreating the conditions of the great Permian extinction 300 million years ago

resistWe are in a heap of trouble and things will get much worse before they get better.

Forest loss is the tip of the iceberg… 663 million people – 1 in 10 – lack access to safe water and we have declining air quality, collapsing fish stocks and are suffering extinctions and species loss while oceans are dying and seas rise.


dyingoceans1Our oceans are dying,

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/20/fish-are-dying-but-human-life-is-threatened-too

Today’s explosive increase in human CO2 emissions and warming of the oceans are recreating the conditions of the great Permian extinction 300 million years ago

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/environment/


So, instead of addressing these issues we spend trillions killing millions for billionaires… in American wars on nations whose people have not attacked us.occupy
The United States of America is officially bankrupt and our pretend money will not support official fictions. We know dozens of unprovoked and expanding wars of aggression will result in the economic bottom falling out between 2025 and 2030. This will lead to a global economic depression unlike any in recorded human history.
In response to these collective threats, a bold and daring 18% of the American people elect a narcissist, neo-fascist, clueless, racist, ranting, orange misogynist.
 
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The whole planet knows this hot-tempered, socio-pathic, orange, man-child and chump has no skills for leadership.

He’s like a teenager on steroids with his finger on the red button.

 
Sigh… A heap of trouble indeed.

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“Because you can’t argue with all the fools in the world. It’s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they’re not paying attention.”

― Christopher Paolini

https://revolutionresource.org/2016/11/15/common-sense/


cropped-rainy-day-reading.jpgSo what do you think? Let us know…

False Choices? : Tell us what you think…

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/false-choices/


Stand Up, Speak Out, Take Action! Contact Elected Officials!

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/stand-up-speak-out-take-action-contact-elected-officials/


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American Cops: Armed & Dangerous

Jamar Clark, 11/15/15 Minneapolis, MN:

Two Minneapolis police officers shot Clark, claiming he “interfered” with emergency responders helping an assault victim. Activists and witnesses maintain that Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot.

No officers have been charged with a crime for killing Jamar.

68. Samuel Harrell, 4/21/15

(Some police bureaus still do not bother to report murders of citizens.)

DEC 28, 2015 2:59 PM

CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

Despite public protests, occupations, direct action, and increased public scrutiny, U.S. police killed more people in 2015 than in 2014. While numbers vary from source to source  — the website killedbypolice.net found police have killed 1,186 people in 2015 (the U.S. government currently does not track how many people are killed in police encounters.)

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CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

The data from killedbypolice.net show that white people are the largest group of killed by the police. But when taken together, the number of people of color killed by police — Latino, black, Asian, and indigenous people — surpasses the number of whites. As ThinkProgressnoted last year, young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than young white men, according to a ProPublica analysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also compiled data which show that people of color are most likely to be killed by cops overall.

The data also show that California, Texas, and Florida lead the U.S. in terms of deadly police encounters.

above is from: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/12/28/3735190/killed-by-police-2015/



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Key Findings:

  • Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. 

  • Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting

  • 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population

  • Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015

  • Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, was sentenced to 4 years for murdering an unarmed man. This is the only cop who has served time for murders committed by police in 2015. 


The Peaceresource editor’s Note:
I read ALL of these incidents.  Why do we allow this?
If you read these 102 cases of police assault, killings, and flat out murder,
perhaps you will find a reason to stand up and fight back for justice.
We ARE under attack.

peace, Tim Flanagan



Here are the names and stories about the UNARMED PEOPLE of color murdered by police.  

(Ordered by the date the person was killed, starting with the most recent)

Facts matter…

“Bernie Sanders said very clearly in the debates with Clinton (and in public statements) that he intends to continue Obama’s 25 wars of choice against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack us.”

Bernie Sanders not only been exposed, his proposals have not been “vetted” or endorsed by anyone.  Bernie Sanders said very clearly in the debates with Clinton (and in public statements) that he intends to continue Obama’s 25 wars of choice against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack us.Exactly how sick this is… was recently revealed.

We have CI1984A proxy troops fighting U. S. Pentagon proxy troops and both sides die according to various attacks or invasions imposed by American military and intelligence resources and forces. This destroys infrastructure, homes, utilities, hospitals, universities and nations. Millions die for billionaires to deposit profits overseas.


Because we allow this to happen:  Wars for corporate profit.


Theses wars of aggression for profit are replicated around the globe.

This currently costs trillions of bernieandhillarydollars in taxpayer resources, to kill millions of innocents, create new enemies, destroy nations and bankrupt America. Unsustainable insanity.  For the past eight years these wars on nations who did not attack us have been orchestrated, and funded by Bernie, Hillary, Obama and the rest of the millionaires glee club.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/the-rise-and-fall-of-american-empire/

We cannot continue unprovoked American aggression for profit. Everyday people are the only ones who can stop the insanity. We may not be in the Millionaires Club, b99%ut we are the 99% and we have the power.
The profiteers, war-cons and criminals who refuse to secure the peace and will undue this nation are only the 1%.

We can wake up the people and take back the planet with the Green New Deal.

With Dr. Jill Stein as president, we could have finally secured the peace, rebuilt the nation and restored the planet. Our lives are in our hands.
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Before 2030 we will be bankrupt, in retreat from more than 800 military bases, with rising seas and nuclear meltdowns.  When hundreds of nuclear sites are submerged, this will contaminate our already dying seas and it will be all over but the shouting.

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http://www.bighairynews.com

Trump and Clinton are nuts.

But Dr. Stein was prepared.

Jill Stein could have provided mature leadership and a vetted plan: Stein is level-headed, better-educated, younger, more progressive, and smarter than Bernie, Hillary, Donnie and the last five presidents.steinhasbacks


The war-con 1% have been screwing up
for 36 years, 
It’s time to stand up and
take it back. Si se puede.

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/trump-clinton-for-war-stein-for-peace/


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The Dream is Over…

“At home, militarized police departments allow officers to kill unarmed citizens at will with zero accountability, two weeks paid vacations and get out of jail free cards. And our leaders export this aggression overseas with illegal drones known to kill an average of 50 innocents per strike.”

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/dreams-dreamers-and-dreaming/


The American insanity experiment
is over: Time to dump the chump.


Currently America is fighting 27 wars of choice against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack us.

Barack Obama declared the end of the rule of law and began executing American citizens (without due process) who committed no crime. Trump embraces this illegal concept.

bc1At home, militarized police departments allow officers to kill unarmed citizens at will with zero accountability, two weeks paid vacations and get out of jail free cards. And our leaders export this aggression overseas with illegal drones known to kill an average of 50 innocents per strike.
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Obama declared himself above the law, reserving his new “right” to kill anyone, anywhere, anytime, any place, for any reason or without providing any reason at all.  He murdered innocent Americans who were guilty of no crime. Our corporate press did not even blink.

And now Trump claims this same “right,”  and America is now Murder, Inc.

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Trump is not the entire problem. He is merely a symptom.

We arrived at this sad state of affairs, at war in dozens of nations, thanks to the amoral aggression of the CIA and the Pentagon serving the corporate elite.

President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders and the rest of the Billionaires Glee Club signed off on spending trillions to kill millions for the corporate bottom line.

And we, the American people, get stuck with the body count and damages. 

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This was a critical election year with nuclear war on the table…

Trump chooses to continue this insanity. Dozens of unprovoked wars of aggression
have already bankrupted the nation.

This continued aggression will destabilize
the planet and any hope for reform, 

peace, justice or freedom will be lost.

This is wake-up time.

We must restore the rule of law. 

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist


 

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“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours
― Bob Dylan,
Lyrics:1962 2001

 

 

“Our strategy should be
not only to confront empire,
but to lay siege to it.
To deprive it of oxygen.
To shame it. To mock it.
With our art, our music, our literature,
our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance,
our sheer relentlessness – and our ability
to tell our own stories. Stories that are
different from the ones we’re being
brainwashed to believe.   ― Arundhati Roy


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