Instead of playing the lottery or completing my 2018 Income Tax, yesterday I imagined I was Jeff Bezos It was a typical day with nothing to do except harass the workers at Whole Foods, so I decided to buy a boat. But not just any boat. A big boat – in fact, a ship. Large enough to carry all my “friends” and impress the other rich folks, including Zuckerberg and […]
Military wants $124 billion ($300 million each) to buy planes to equal China’s J-20 ($40 million each); elites want to cut Social Security to pay for this!
Our Pentagon is at it again – spending more money and getting far less value than cost-conscious China. And to pay for the current $916 billion annual maybe-war-to-come budget, the elite politicians want to cut your Social Security benefits. Articles are already floating the idea in the Washington Post by scoundrels like Russian-born Max Boot (not “Das Boot“). Social Security for American retirees is $700.3 billion a year: $644.2 billion […]
Medicaid rules changed when President Barack Obama pushed through the Affordable Car Act (ACA) and he ensured that the very rich could join low-cost Medicaid, while the working class had to pay high medical expenses, either at work with private insurance or retired under Medicare. While I’m sure Jeff Bezos would never stoop his mightiness to rub elbows with regular folks on Medicaid, it is amazing that he could so […]
Nickels, dimes and dreams – author urges that all workers be fairly valued for their time and effort
A Montana coal miner’s daughter recently found herself the honored guest of King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace in the Netherlands. It was a case of the guest being better-known than the host, despite title and wealth. Barbara Ehrenreich, Ph.D, who researched and wrote the best-selling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, enjoyed her triumph on Nov. 27, when she was awarded a 150,000 Euro ($169,500) prize […]
Does Pentagon want gene-altering insects to spread viruses in our farms, or use them to overthrow other countries?
If the atomic bomb wasn’t enough to possibly end the world, a new military-agricultural-complex program threatens to destroy humanity – not with a big bang, but with tiny bugs. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) began genetically modifying insects last year. The goal – alter the bugs to carry gene-altering viruses. This was allegedly a method for farmers to fight climate change and disease. The infected bugs would fly […]
Hospital room in America now costs about 20 times as much as in the country boasting longest life expectancy
Do you suffer from a really bad heart, cancer, or need dialysis, and still want to buy health insurance? If you can find a company in the U.S.A. that will cover you, the price will be many thousands of dollars a month with a cap on total payments, plus co-pays through the roof. If you don’t die rather quickly, our health system will devour your savings, house, car and force […]
A half million Americans will sleep on the streets tonight, but nothing seems to wake up Congress to this tragedy
The smoking guns in mass killings may not be just the weapons, but also the danger posed by the untreated mentally ill, who are responsible for ten percent of homicides in the U.S.A., according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. And many of these mentally impaired are nearly dead, forgotten, sleeping in cardboard boxes, homeless because of a federal program launched in 1963 by JFK, that has become deadly, useless and […]
Rebuilding America – the usual creeps just want to privatize public highways, add tolls and rip us off
Remember the promise by President Donald Trump to invest $1 trillion and create new jobs by rebuilding our infrastructure – roads, bridges and power grid? To the inexperienced this sounded like good news. Fewer potholes, less traffic jams, who could ask for anything more? But the devils wrote the details for the 2018 Budget Fact Sheet_Infrastructure Initiative. Experts suggest about 3/4s of proposed funds will go to subsidizing corporations, including […]