The Democrat National Convention will feature disabled persons tonight, as delegates focus on a theme developed yesterday, that the party of FDR is the only friend of diversity and its leaders seek equal treatment for all. While history may recall Roosevelt’s refusal to bomb the rail lines bringing millions to their death at Auschwitz or the interment of American citizens who had Japanese ancestry, nothing can deter a political gathering in its hunt for continuing the status quo.
And the status quo for many disabled Americans is a disgrace. They have begged for jobs and officials of both the Obama and Bush administrations have worked the system to repudiate their efforts to be contributing citizens. Continue reading →
One of the dumbest moves a candidate can make is to trust former adversaries or believe their staff members.
As the Teddy “Scare” Cruz supporters battled yesterday to disrupt the Republican convention, first with the Rules Committee and then by crying about their squishy feelings on television shows anxious to show the GOP has fractures, the last thing you would expect is a mole inside the Trump campaign, a traitor, someone with ingrained hatred and an agenda to defeat the presumptive nominee – no matter what, and hiding like a viper, waiting for the death strike. Continue reading →
A tale of horror, high fares, privatization and how we give our nation’s wealth to foreign companies
In the two years from 1942 to 1944, some 76,000 French Jews were deported to Nazi death camps by Societé Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (SNCF), France’s national railway corporation under the Vichy Republic. Of those Jews, it is estimated that 74,000 were killed.
In 2014, after numerous lawsuits and a failed PR campaign that attempted to portray wartime railroad employees resisting orders to deport Jews, the SNCF created a $60 million reimbursement fund for French Holocaust survivors and their families. It was small compensation for entire families murdered.
SNCF in 2010 ranked 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list. Continue reading →