Harvey wasn’t just bad weather. It’s an example of the destruction that takes place when corporate profits & unregulated growth take precedence over investment in public infrastructure.

When we allow unbridled growth, don't invest wisely in infrastructure and just suck all the profits out of a region for a small number of corporate and wealthy beneficiaries (who live elsewhere), human beings lose.  And people die. Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-08-31/a-hard-rain-and-a-hard-lesson-for-houston

LIFE IN THE U.S.A.: Some Key Statistics

  50% of children in the U.S. live below or near the poverty line.   (Columbia University School of Public Health study here )   20 individuals now have as much wealth as the poorest 150 million Americans (half the country per The Nation magazine here ).   A study by the Atlantic found that …

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For the wealthiest 300,000 people in the U.S. (top .1%) & the politicians they back, things are going extremely well at the poker table. But what happens when the other 300,000,000 players realize the game is rigged?

For the top .1% of the country (the richest 300,000 people in the U.S.), everything is going EXTREMELY WELL.    They've successfully maneuvered the levers of power by slipping money to those running the poker game.   The result is that the cards are marked and the chips naturally fall their way most of the …

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IT’S NOT JUST HIM. IT’S US TOO.

Trump gave 3 reasons for escalating the US involvement in Afghanistan: "to honour those American soldiers who had died there since 2001, to stop Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorists once more and to help stabilise the region.". Gosh, honoring American soldiers who died there by having more Americans die there? Stopping Afghanistan from …

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HOW CORPORATIONS BECAME PEOPLE. Unbelievable.

Check out this fascinating 2 minute video clip on how corporations became people.  * Fast-forward to 2:20 *.  (There's also another great 30 second clip at the bottom of this post - - a startling admission from the CEO of the world's largest carpet manufacturer who suggests that he & others may be going to jail …

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IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME: How We Prioritize People and the Planet

The political center for the last 20 years has not been as innocuous as we might think.  We supporters might have had our minds on what was best for citizens and the environment.  The problem is that centrist leaders (Republican & Democratic moderates) have been championing the interests of their corporate donors at the expense …

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Leader of Trump Rally Hands Microphone to a leader of Black Lives Matter Movement: WHY THIS MOMENT OF CONNECTION MATTERS

You come across a hundred "clips to watch" every week.  You obviously have to skip most.  Don't skip this one.  This is really good.  Don't miss the end to see what happened after he spoke.  WOW.  From "They don't exist" to "Can I get your picture with my son?"  The power of communication. HERE'S THE VIDEO …

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THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE POLICY THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF ……………………. What if the rise of Trump, loss of good jobs, damage to the environment & nazis in the streets are all simply the result of one bad policy (one we can change)?

(This is the detailed version of the story.   For the short version, please click here ). For an even shorter version, please click here .   (Also, if you're looking for some good news after you read this, click here to see how we have more power than we think and can beat this).   For …

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“After a few generations of this, almost all of the nation’s wealth will be in the hands of a few thousand families.” – Robert Reich

"If you don't think this is a problem, go back and take a look at the Roman Empire -- right before the fall." - Robert Reich Reich really nails a key problem in this article: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/a-handful-of-ultra-rich-dynastic-families-are-bleeding-the-country-dry-and-destroying-american-democracy/ Here are some statistics and facts to consider: The game is rigged. (If you doubt that, just read this: …

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