Trump may unwittingly help Single Payer Healthcare become a reality.

Matt Taibbi - Rolling Stone "Single-Payer Movement Shows: Life After Trump May Not Suck The flip side of the Trump phenomenon is that Democrats may finally be ready to offer voters something real." http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-single-payer-effort-shows-life-post-trump-may-not-suck-w503498?utm_source=rsnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=091617_12   Click on this link to return to HOME PAGE and see other posts on this blog. https://clearblueskyoutwest.com

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THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE POLICY YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

  ONE POLICY (championed by leaders of both parties) leads to poverty, pollution, racism, severe inequality, loss of good jobs, unnecessary wars & many of the other serious problems we face.   **But there's GOOD NEWS:  We can end this one policy & prioritize people & the planet.   Unbeknownst to most of us, REPUBLICAN & DEMOCRATIC …

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Take Your Mind for a Walk

THE LAST GASP OF PATRIARCHY AND CARTESIAN THOUGHT (Don't miss the four great video clips below.  They're the heart of this post). "Mindwalk is a 1990 film set at Mont Saint Michel, France. It's directed by Bernt Amadeus Capra and is based on the book The Turning Point by his brother Fritjof Capra (the author …

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While we were enthralled with Dallas, listening to “Every Breath You Take” and watching Ronald Reagan ride his horse, Carl Sagan was sending us a message. When will we listen to it?

Think about what Carl Sagan was telling us here way back in the early 1980's. It's been 35 years. Isn't it about time we heard his message? Ronald Reagan was president. Dallas was the most popular show on T.V.  The mobile phone had not yet been introduced. Leg warmers were a hot fashion trend.  Flashdance, …

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This Blog’s Purpose

SUMMARY Each of us makes our own sense of the world.  We sometimes share that view in the hope of finding comraderie, common ground and even solutions.   In Reshad Feild's book "The Last Barrier", the teacher says to his student: "You have to put your message on the wind.  You never know who will …

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Let’s stop lying & saying there’s no solution. The root cause of so many of our surface political, economic, social & environmental problems is patriarchy. And we can DEFINITELY solve that problem. Once we do, many of our current dilemmas will fall away like water off a duck’s back.

BELOW IS AN ASTOUNDING SHORT CLIP FROM THE FILM MINDWALK (set at Mont Saint Michel in France). This beautifully lays out one of our main challenges and offers a powerful solution.  This is truly fascinating. The female lead character (a scientist played by Liv Ullman), describes patriarchy and the current imbalance between the masculine & …

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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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198 Effective Methods of Nonviolent Resistance (marching is only one of them)

Martin Luther King, Jr. said that nonviolence is the most powerful weapon on earth. Gene Sharp agrees.   Sharp (who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize) developed a list of 198 Methods of non-violent resistance and wrote books describing how to deploy them successfully.   As you'll see in the video below, Sharp's proven …

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Lancaster Takes a Stand Against the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Hey #resistance !  It's happening.  A judge gave the go ahead for construction and the bulldozers are warming up to destroy a chapel on land owned by nuns.  A giant oil company is about to attempt to plow through Lancaster County to continue building the controversial Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. The pipeline won't help Pennsylvanians.  It …

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“GOOD NEWS: Even with corporations & the super rich firmly in control of Congress due to Citizens United, we still have all the power we need to turn things around & prioritize people & the planet. HERE’S HOW. :)

Below are 11 items that will brighten your outlook and arm us to turn this thing around. First, though, a few brief paragraphs by way of introduction: Republican and Democratic political leaders in the U.S. (as well as leaders around the globe) have championed a policy of neoliberalism for more than 20 years. That policy …

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