Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome To Live Oak Florida - Home Of The New Live Oak Garbage Dump!

Live Oak Florida was hoodwinked into allowing a Garbage Dump right at its entrance and near a newly erected water tower and well. The people don't like it, the businesses don't like it, and the city commissioners don't like it, so why can't it be STOPPED?

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Welcome To Live Oak
Florida - Home Of The New Live Oak Garbage Dump!

A Poem:

A rich stranger entered the town of
Live Oak, looking to purchase a plot.
He chose land at the town’s
archway, with a hole in the center of its lot.
The townsfolk thought this strange,
who would live on land with a hole.
They fast learned that he wanted to
turn this big hole, into a large toilet bowl.
Please see videos
on youtube - key word liveoaklandfill

Welcome To Live Oak Florida - Home Of The New Live Oak Garbage Dump!

Live Oak Florida was hoodwinked into erecting a Garbage Dump right at its entrance and near a newly erected water tower and well. The people don't like it, the businesses don't like it, and the city commissioners don't like it, so why can't it be STOPPED?

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Welcome To Live Oak
Florida - Home Of The New Live Oak Garbage Dump !

A Poem:


A rich stranger entered the town of
Live Oak, looking to purchase a plot.
He chose land at the town’s
archway, with a hole in the center of its lot.
The townsfolk thought this strange,
who would live on land with a hole.
They fast learned that he wanted to
turn this big hole, into a large toilet bowl.

Please see videos
on youtube - key word liveoaklandfill


Friday, November 25, 2011

A Thanksgiving Gift - Rev Al's Turkey Tips

A cup of enlightenment with a dash of humor. thinkingblue

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I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving in spite of the hard times so many of us 99%ers are going through. But even during Holidays, politics never seems to take a break, so with the help of Rev. Al Sharpton I thought it apropos to send his Turkey Tips your way.

A cup of enlightenment with a dash of humor. thinkingblue

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Is OWS Getting Stuck In The Corporatist GOP's Craw?

It’s starting, the GOP, along with their (collective corporations) counterparts is getting a little nervous. “OWS” is making the little darlings skittish and this in turn is starting some exorcist head spins. This could be a good sign or a bad one; bad because they have the loot to pull out all stops that possibly can drown out the voices of the 99%. Look out “Occupy”, masses are not suppose to unite and agree that something is wrong with a system that makes the upper-class richer and the middle-class slip, slip slipping away to a lower income rung on ye old ladder of success, bringing each downward slide a little less chance for opportunity.

Ignorance is bliss to a corporatist nation that needs a misinformed, unaware and unknowing populous to feed their greed. They have to keep creating a steady stream of unintelligent dribble to keep the hoi polloi spiritless and asunder,(Fox News comes to mind) so they can go through their lives without questioning why they keep climbing a greased pole while the upper crust enjoy the fruit of the 99%’s labor.

This grassroots’ movement is troubling to those at the top; the Tea Party was so easy to seize because so many members had what it takes to be gobbled up by the Fat Cats: FEAR AND HATE!

Occupy Wall Street doesn’t possess such vulnerable emotions, what they feel is disquiet and worry about the injustices they are suffering that bring more inequality and desperation for them and for their future generations. Their movement is authentic and will not be so easily crushed by the usual LOBBY FORCES that have forever slapped the 99% around and literally have committed terrorism without any retribution… NONE whatsoever! thinkingblue

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OWS Getting Stuck In The Corporatist GOP's Craw?

Look Out OWS The Lobbies Are Coming, The
Lobbies Are Coming!

The memo is from Clark Lytle Geduldig's four name partners.
the memo said:

"It may be easy to dismiss OWS as a ragtag group of
protesters but they have demonstrated that they should be
treated more like an organized competitor who is very nimble
and capable of working the media, coordinating third party
support and engaging office holders to do their bidding. To
counter that, we have to do the same.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The NY Gangbusters (1%-ers) Order Police (99%-ers) To Annihilate The 'Occupy' Camp - November 15, 2011

The Powers That Be, (The One Percenters) are still ordering the breakup of the Occupy Movement under the guise of health concerns. It's funny the only health problems I've seen so far has been police mace/pepper spraying victims while punching others in the face or hitting them over the head with batons, or just having good old fashion fun picking out faces in the crowd, who are standing peaceably, to shoot a teargas projectile, point-blank at.


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Police arrest 70 Wall Street protesters
NEW YORK (AP) — Police arrested 70 protesters at New York's Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, including some who chained themselves together, while clearing the park so that sanitation crews could clean it.

Concerns about health and safety issues at Occupy Wall Street camps around the country have intensified, and protesters have been ordered to take down their shelters, adhere to curfews and relocate so that parks can be cleaned.

At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, New York City police handed out notices from Brookfield Office Properties, owner of Zuccotti Park, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return in several hours, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents.

Paul Brown, a spokesman for the New York Police Department, said the park had been cleared by 4:30 a.m. and that about 70 people who'd been inside it had been arrested, including a group who chained themselves together. One person was taken to a local hospital for evaluation because of breathing problems.

Police in riot gear filled the streets, car lights flashing and sirens blaring. Protesters, some of whom shouted angrily at police, began marching to two locations in Lower Manhattan where they planned to hold rallies.

Some protesters refused to leave the park, but many left peacefully.

Ben Hamilton, 29, said he was arrested "and I was just trying to get away" from the fray.

Rabbi Chaim Gruber, an Occupy Wall Street member, said police officers were clearing the streets near Zuccotti Park.

"The police are forming a human shield, and are pushing everyone away," he said.

Jake Rozak, another protester, said police "had their pepper spray out and were ready to use it."

Notices given to the protesters said the park "poses an increasing health and fire safety hazard to those camped in the park, the city's first responders and the surrounding community."

It said that tents, sleeping bags and other items had to be removed because "the storage of these materials at this location is not allowed." Anything left behind would be taken away, the notices said, giving an address at a sanitation department building where items could be picked up.

Alex Hall, 21, of Brooklyn, said police walked into the park "stepping on tents and ripping them out."



Police Clear Out Downtown Occupy Oakland Camp
by Terry Collins

OAKLAND, Calif.— Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out a weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment in Oakland just before dawn Monday, arresting dozens of Occupy demonstrators and clearing out tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.

PS: This may seem quite OVER THE TOP but when I view the pictures and watch the video I can't help but think about the opening scene in LITTLE BIG MAN, which to this day, tears me up emotionally. thinkingblue




Monday, November 14, 2011

The Question Is Not 'WHO IS MAD' It's 'WHO IS NOT MAD?' (Pakistan)

We Americans for the most part cannot understand what is might be like to live in a world dominated by total insanity. Oh, we have our share of craziness unfolding before our very eyes, just watch the rhetoric and gestures coming from Backmann, Perry, Cain and too many other delusional right-wing demagogues. And when I hear some of the statements made by so called pundits from the far right like, Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter… (Again) too many other delusional small minded conservatives, I want to shout "How and When Did This Ship I'm Sailing On, Land In ‘La La Land’?”… But then I realize I didn't leave reality THEY DID! Anyhow, I came upon this article from The Atlantic Magazine and thought it worthy of a few minutes of our time on Earth. It's today's nourishment for the brain. thinkingblue

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The Question Is Not 'WHO IS MAD' It's 'WHO IS
NOT MAD?' (Pakistan)
Running the Asylum

A schizophrenic tries to save the mentally ill in Pakistan, a
land gone mad.

By Graeme Wood
Go To The Atlantic Magazine Click Here

Running the Asylum
A schizophrenic tries to save the mentally ill in Pakistan, a land gone mad.
By Graeme Wood

Gulzar Wazir, 61, a retired Pakistani army major and the founder of Peshawar’s only community mental-health clinic, was introducing me to Raja, one of his favorite lunatics, when we heard the soft whine of a single-engine plane, flying low and getting closer. Northwest Pakistan—land of suicide bombers, kidnappings, and American drone strikes—is not a relaxing place, and the background violence is enough to nudge the merely jittery into little episodes of paranoia. In the United States, that lawn-mower whine overhead might be a student pilot getting his wings, or a cardiologist at play. Here, for a visitor with dangers on the mind, it sounded like death from above, and it gave me a shiver.

What does it take to be counted as paranoid in such a place? “The question is not ‘Who is mad?,’” Wazir says. “The question is ‘Who is not mad?’” All of Pakistan—a nation of 185 million people—has no more than 350 psychiatrists, or roughly the same number as in a few blocks of the Upper West Side.

Peshawar’s hospital for the mentally ill lacks the capacity to treat patients for more than a month. Wazir’s clinic treats them indefinitely. Currently supported by the government of Norway, the clinic has ministered to the mentally ill in the poverty-stricken Tehkal Payan area since 2004. Known to donors as “Friends of the Mind” and to locals as “the crazy-people hospital,” it sees about a dozen of its 5,000 outpatients on any given day. Some visit daily for medical care and tea in its courtyard. Psychologists are on staff, as is a full-time psychiatrist trained in China’s Henan province. Most patients are depressed, addicted to hashish or opium, paranoid, or schizophrenic—or worse yet, some combination of the above.

Raja, in his early 30s, is a typical case. He has been out of his mind and addicted to hash for most of his adult life. He’s tall and skinny, with a film of dirt on his face that suggests he can’t quite look after himself. Wazir says Raja routinely relapses by leaving the hospital and hanging out at a nearby shrine close to a police station, where addicts gather to smoke hash and opium. (Wazir blames the hash for worsening Raja’s mental problems. Research does indicate that some schizophrenics decline faster if they smoke hash. Other research, however, shows that cannabidiol, one of the psychoactive chemicals in hashish, has antipsychotic properties. Perhaps it’s a wash.)

Today is a good day for Raja. His eyes bug out, and his lips are pulled back in a huge grin that reveals teeth the color of brown sugar, looking so rotten that a swig of water might wash them away entirely. On bad days, he flies into uncontrollable schizophrenic rages. “If he is violent or too talkative or too mischievous,” Wazir says, “we put him again in the mental hospital, and if he requires it, he gets electric shocks.” He has gone through about 15 rounds of shock therapy. “But he’s young, so he can sustain it.”

Wazir says his countrymen have been mentally traumatized more or less continuously for the past 35 years. “First it was Afghan jihad, then it was Kashmiri jihad, then it was the nuclear issue, then it was terrorism and suicide bombings, and now floods,” he says. “I have not heard any good news coming to me in Pakistan.”

A native of Waziristan (a frequent target of U.S. drone attacks), Wazir is himself schizophrenic. He had a promising military career and became an adviser to General Zia-ul-Haq, then the president of Pakistan. In 1981, he began suspecting that Zia was plotting to kill him. “I was convinced that he had spies against me, that he was stealing my thoughts, that he wanted to court-martial me and arrest me,” Wazir says. Zia was, according to Wazir, himself terrified of plots against him, and was plotting against almost everyone. But on evaluation, doctors decided Wazir was indeed crazy, invalided him out of the army in 1983, and began a regime of medication that continues today. After recovery, Wazir resolved to set up an organization “for the mentally ill, of the mentally ill, by the mentally ill.”

Craziness carries a strong stigma in Pakistan, and many friends and families of the afflicted react by turning them out onto the street, or confining them. Wazir’s staff found one mentally ill man, Inam, chained in a basement. Now on his meds, Inam keeps returning to Friends of the Mind, but he has recovered enough to hold down jobs as a day laborer. Far better to be in the chaos of Peshawar’s streets and on the brink of insanity than in a basement and in the abyss.
Graeme Wood is an Atlantic contributing editor. MORE HERE
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Mentally Ill Seek Afghan Shrines, Not Hospitals





Friday, November 11, 2011

An American War Veteran on Veterans' day 11.11.11

By Rudyard Kipling

I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!

This is a picture from a facebook member on Veterans' Day 11.11.11
It says a lot about our country, don't you think? thinkingblue

Dan Kenney - Facebook

Based on various estimates, 500,000 to 840,000 veterans are homeless at some time during the year. It is also estimated by the VA that a veteran dies by suicide every 80 minutes. And nearly 20% of the returning forces from Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from either PTSD or major depression. This Veterans' Day four or five veterans will commit suicide. The price of war continues throughout the life of a veteran. Today reach out a hand to a vet.


Rick Perry Sill Doing What He Does Best (that is if you don't include his #'s on executions).

Rick Perry Sill Doing What He Does Best (that is if you don't include his #'s on executions).

Oh, the GOP sure has learned how to gush (more like squirt) out the rhetoric that will perhaps get them a vote or two from the uninformed, intolerant and cantankerous few that comprise their base. But do they ever delve into or even maybe learn a few facts as to what their BIG TALKING hyperbole is all about? I doubt it! Their HYPE is only a sideshow to their dog and pony spectacle and we all have learned (most of us who pay attention to FACTS) that no self respecting reality would ever show up there.

Please read this little article that brings to light what the department of COMMERCE, EDUCATION & (the brain fart one) ‘ENERGY’ is all about. thinkingblue

DOG AND PONY SHOW -The term has come to mean a highly promoted, often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince opinion for political, or less often, commercial ends.

Rick Perry wants to scrap three government departments. What would that mean?

Rick Perry's excruciating brain freeze as he tried to remember which government department he wants to eliminate was clearly the YouTube moment of last night's debate. But lost in the hilarity was the question of what Perry's plan would actually mean.

Perry said he wants to scrap the federal Departments of Commerce, Education, and Energy (even though that last one eluded him for a while). So it's worth asking: What do those departments do?

The Department of Commerce contains the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which runs our system of intellectual property. Without it, America would have no way to ensure that inventors could fully profit from their inventions, giving them little incentive to spend the time and money needed for breakthroughs. The pace of American innovation would likely take a huge hit.

Commerce also includes the Census Bureau. The accurate count of Americans that the department provides each decade lets leaders and policymakers know how to allocate resources--housing, roads, utilities--around the country. And Commerce also encompasses the National Weather Service (NWS), which issues crucial warnings about severe weather like hurricanes and floods. When state and local officials make decisions about how and when to evacuate, they're generally going off NWS information.

The Department of Energy, created during the Carter administration, protects U.S. nuclear weapons from accidents or terrorist attacks that could release dangerous radioactive material, killing thousands. Without the oversight that the Energy Department presently provides, it would be difficult to maintain a nuclear weapons program at all. The Energy Department also plays a key role in funding and promoting the civilian use of nuclear power.

As for the Department of Education--likewise created under President Carter--its role is more limited, because the U.S. education system is highly decentralized. Indeed, Perry is hardly the first conservative to pledge to abolish it. The Education Department does have a role in shaping education policy, however, by handing out funds to states that adopt its preferred reforms, and it also enforces privacy and civil rights laws in schools.

Of course, Perry could eliminate the departments but maintain all these functions, by simply shifting them into different agencies. The Pentagon, for instance, might take over management over nuclear weapons. His economic plan, "Cut, Balance, and Grow," doesn't mention his plan to eliminate specific departments. Some agency functions might also devolve to state or local authorities in Perry's plan, but it's hard to see how major initiatives could get funded at the state or local level--particularly in rough economic times like the present. But we'll learn more about Perry's plan next week when he plans to give a speech on "government reform," a Perry spokesman told Yahoo News.

Until then, it's fair to say that doing what Perry recommends would mean either scrapping, or fundamentally reassigning, some key government functions.





Sunday, November 06, 2011

Elizabeth Warren Vs. Ignorance Personified!

Elizabeth Warren Vs. Tea Party Member!

This is so typical of what we have encountered since the Republican base (ashamed of what had happened to our country after they clawed their way to get one, George W. Bush appointed to the highest office in the land) CHANGED THEIR NAME TO THE TEA PARTY. In the video below you will see the typical ignorance that emanates from the Tea Party by its members. If it wasn’t so vile it would be laughable (and possibly pitied). Please watch videos and read article. Elizabeth Warren is leading champion of working people. thinkingblue

Elizabeth Warren Heckled By Tea Party Supporter
BROCKTON, Mass. -- Moments into a speech before volunteers here Wednesday evening, Elizabeth Warren was interrupted by a Tea Party supporter who hurled a gender-based epithet at the Senate candidate. The man, who said he'd been unemployed since February 2010, objected to Warren's expressed affiliation with the frustrations of Occupy Wall Street, and argued that the Tea Party has been protesting Wall Street excess for longer than the nascent global movement.

The crowd tried to shout the man down, but Warren told her supporters to let him speak. "No, no, it's alright. Let me say two things," she said. "I'm very sorry that you've been out of work. I'm also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would've brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate."

Speaking in a packed VFW hall, Warren went on to address his question about her association with Occupy Wall Street. "I've been protesting what's been going on on Wall Street for a very long time," she said, but added that the movement has its own independent agenda and will proceed along its own course.

"Yeah, so has the Tea Party," the man said, before losing his cool.

"Well, if you're the intellectual creator of that so-called party," he said, "you're a socialist whore. I don't want anything to do with you." The crowd shouted him down as he added that Warren's "boss," presumably referring to the president, was "foreign-born." He then attempted to storm out through a side door. Finding it locked, he retreated out the back of the VFW hall instead.

In April, before President Obama released his "long form" birth certificate, 43 percent of Republicans said that the president was either definitely or probably born in a foreign country, according to a Gallup survey. After he released the birth certificate, the number dropped, but still held at roughly one in four when polled in May.

Warren took the challenge in stride. "So, we are here to do work, and I think we have a reminder that we have a lot of work to do," she said as the heckler struggled with the door.

The Tea Party was founded on a sense that something ephemeral had been stolen by someone and that a movement was needed to "take the country back." Occupy Wall Street is now getting media attention the Tea Party believes is rightfully theirs, and the perceived slight can only inflame the movement's sense of victimhood. They didn't just lose the country as they knew it. Now they've lost coverage on CNN, too.

After the event, Warren reflected on the man's outburst, which she said was her first such encounter. "I actually felt sorry for the guy. I really genuinely did. He's been out of work now for a year and a half. And bless his heart, I mean, he thought somehow it would help to come here and yell names," she told HuffPost.

The assault stuck with Warren, and she continued to think about it throughout the night. Hours later, she said she wasn't upset with the man himself, but rather with those who attempt to channel his anger in a malevolent direction. "I was thinking more about the heckler. I'm not angry with him, but he didn't come up with the idea that his biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street. There's someone else pre-packaging that poison -- and that's who makes me angry," she said.

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"Let me state for the record again, "I love
Elizabeth Warren!" This woman scares and frightens the
Right, and she brings out their lowest, crudest essence. Yes,
because Elizabeth Warren supports a graduated income tax,
something every conservative Republican President in the 20th
Century supported, she is automatically a
"socialist" and she allegedly sells her body for
money in exchange for sex even though, as her opponent Sen.
Scott Brown helpfully points out, people wouldn't want to see
her naked." tjwaker of the


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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

What Makes People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?

This is an excellent read. Most of us liberals have been perplexed as to why any working class stiff (especially those in the lower income brackets) would vote against his/her own best interest and vote for corporate and wealthy interests instead. I am so glad to read that there are those in the field of psychology who are also perplexed enough to research this phenomenon and try making sense as to the WHY people willingly hurt themselves and their families in this political conundrum? Perhaps armed with some answers to this riddle, those who vote against their interests will be able to open their eyes and realize, they are doing themselves in little by little, republican by republican. There I go again DREAMING… thinkingblue

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What makes people vote Republican? Why in particular do working
class and rural Americans usually vote for pro-business
Republicans when their economic interests would seem better
served by Democratic policies? We psychologists have been
examining the origins of ideology ever since Hitler sent us
Germany's best psychologists, and we long ago reported that
strict parenting and a variety of personal insecurities work
together to turn people against liberalism, diversity, and
progress. But now that we can map the brains, genes, and
unconscious attitudes of conservatives, we have refined our
diagnosis: conservatism is a partially heritable personality
trait that predisposes some people to be cognitively inflexible,
fond of hierarchy, and inordinately afraid of uncertainty,
change, and death. People vote Republican because Republicans
offer "moral clarity"—a simple vision of good and
evil that activates deep seated fears in much of the electorate.
Democrats, in contrast, appeal to reason with their long-winded
explorations of policy options for a complex world.