A Pyramid Scheme

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https://theintercept.com/2022/07/29/bank-of-america-worker-conditions-worse/ 

How can this be seen as a viable path toward a stable economic future? Focusing on the financial stability of corporations and financial institutions ensures there will always be something out there for people to BUY… but it doesn’t ensure there will be someone out there able to BUY IT.

Our Government goes to great lengths to ensure financial support for producers and manufacturers, but it often overlooks or is indifferent to the financial needs of the American Working Class.

They’ll step in and take action when the price of GAS or OIL starts to skyrocket, whether they actually have an effect on prices or not; but when people start losing their JOBS due to a pandemic… they hesitate. They drag their feet.

They fail to anticipate or understand the knock-on effects of an event like that. The generational trauma that can result from a family losing it all.

Companies and corporations, they have insurance payouts and golden parachutes. When things go SOUTH, they file for bankruptcy and then try it all over again…

Man, wouldn’t that be nice.

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https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/07/us/climate-tax-deal-vote 

So, we’re COOL now… right?

See… they’ve been working for the American people all along.

Democrats get shit done! This is the People’s Agenda!

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/climate/trump-paris-agreement-climate.html 

All of it is ‘transitory’… because through all of it, there is no consistency between Administrations. It’s all or nothing. Do or die. What’s done under the leadership of ONE party is immediately undone by the NEXT. And it’s all done in the name of POLITICS.

Our Elected Officials play GAMES… while Americans DIE

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https://www.npr.org/2022/08/02/1115325176/pact-act-veterans-burn-pits-toxins-passes-senate 

Of course they were gonna pass that BILL. C’mon, it’s just POLITICS! They’re not monsters… just Senators. But you see… the problem is though; this is just what we’re able to SEE. Just the TIP. What other practices do they engage in that We, The People, aren’t privileged enough to see?

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If you’re not a fan of the sausage being made, then maybe we should change the way they make the sausage.

Our Right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS is not transitory. It’s not an entitlement or a government handout… it’s what makes this Nation GREAT.

It’s not the WARS we’ve won. 
It’s not the GODS we worship.

It’s the UNALIENABLE RIGHTS that we’ve been given by Our Creator; enshrined in Our Constitution and protected by Our Bill of Rights.

These Rights are UNIVERSAL… regardless of the STATE in which you live.

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Because it is SELF-EVIDENT.

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The most PARTISAN among us should not be allowed to dictate to us which of our Basic Human Rights are acceptable… and which ones are not.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/kavanaugh-conundrum-trump-s-fbi-grandstanding-highlights-flaw-bureau-s-ncna911991 

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https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/08/04/fbi-kavanaugh-wray-whitehouse/ 

The laws are written to benefit those at the TOP, while the rest of us must work just to get by. There is no SAFETY NET for the majority of this Nation. If we FALL, we fall. We start back at ZERO and pray we will somehow work our way back UP… Golden Parachutes be damned.

The people at the TOP of the pyramid must remember… it’s a long way DOWN without the support of the people at the BASE.

-JC

 

Toward the Future

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And so… here we go again. Paying REPARATIONS to those who have been harmed, by a system that is flawed in its execution, if not flawed at its CORE. Even as we continue to move forward, knowing full well what the problem IS.

The fact that we must continue to pay REPARATIONS… that our system continues to inflict irrevocable HARM… remains unaddressed.

Swept under the rug. SILENCED in the presence of “Good Company”. Because it might be seen as uncouth, or it might make some people uncomfortable.

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One million American Citizens have now died. Needlessly, due to a pandemic.
But never mind all that… everybody back to BRUNCH.

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And why is that the case?

Could it be due to the fact that our insurance structure and our healthcare systems discriminate against certain groups of women more so than men? Or possibly the simple fact that having adequate health insurance requires having a JOB that provides that coverage… and becoming pregnant can jeopardize a woman’s career.

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https://www.brookings.edu/research/is-long-covid-worsening-the-labor-shortage/ 

Our grandchildren will now shoulder the COST of Donald Trump’s ignorance.

Rub some DIRT in it and shake it off, kid… get your HEAD back in the GAME!

Ain’t nobody got TIME for all that. We’re living in the post-COVID world… we’re on to the next plateau. The Democrats are in POWER now and there’s no stopping them… just ask them! They’ll tell you. Compared to their political opponents, they’ve got this election in the BAG!

They’ve passed TWO major pieces of legislation. That’s DOUBLE what the Republicans accomplished under the leadership of Donald J. Trump…

Just imagine what they’ll accomplish NEXT.

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C’mon man, don’t patronize me! It’s just the same response that we’ve seen every other time so far under this Administration… a DOLLAR short and a DAY LATE.

For TWO MONTHS we’ve known this decision was coming. Multinational corporations have created PLANS to implement in the wake of this decision. CEOs and Presidents, who have NO POWER over the decisions made by the Supreme Court, have anticipated and prepared to protect the health and safety of women working for them…

What about the people who actually HOLD POWER in our government?

… if only there were something that could have been done.

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I’m not going to patronize you… I’m spitting mad as well. Not because Roe v. Wade was overturned. Not because the lives of HALF this Nation are seen as somehow LESS THAN EQUAL to the other half…

I’m outraged because the Democratic Party isn’t doing what’s necessary to protect the lives of Women and Girls in the FUTURE. There’s only ONE agenda in 2022 and 2024- EQUALITY. Nothing short of Liberty and Justice for ALL American Citizens is on the ballot this fall.

It sure seems that, no matter how hard we work toward securing our rights, the LEADERSHIP of the Democratic Party remains the SAME.

 

But thank goodness for Senator Joe Manchin though, right? Just imagine where we’d be if we had passed MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT for working class families.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/manchin-work-requirements-biden-child-tax-credit-sparking-democrat-2021-9 

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra 

… 

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Screenshot from: “Meet the Press” (06/26/2022) NBC News.

Use your VOICE and VOTE.

Yes… that is the plan. The choice is clear.

ONE PARTY wants to roll our rights BACK, while the OTHER PARTY… well, at least they’re not the GOP. Just ask them! They know all about their agenda… but so do the VOTERS.

We already know what it is we are voting AGAINST this November.

What we now need to know is… what will we be voting FOR.

Is it for THIS?

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/rep-cuellar-attacked-anti-abortion-stance-opponent-cisneros-texas-demo-rcna27251 

Or is it for THIS?

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/joe-manchin-vote-against-codify-roe-wade-senate 

Or are we voting for this?

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/05/house-democrats-infrastructure-vote-wait-megabill-519731 

The People have no confusion about what the problem is… it’s the LEADERSHIP. The Old Guard has lost their way. They’re fighting the same fights they were fighting 50 years ago.

The fight for Roe v. Wade is OVER… and a new fight has now begun. Every right we’ve secured over the course of the entirety of the 20th Century is now on the chopping block with this Supreme Court… and they stand opposed to the Will of The People.

The precedent they’ve used to undo Roe v. Wade… can now be used to put that same precedent in jeopardy.

We must listen to the WORDS of the Supreme Court and ACT.

NOW… while we STILL CAN.

We must give the Court the Constitutional Authority they are looking for.

“The sacred defense of the Reproductive Liberty of ALL People being our Common Duty, the Right of a Woman to Choose shall be protected.”

We must Amend Our Constitution.

-JC

 

Variations On a Theme: D.S. al finé

IF I were to sit down and think about it hard enough… I’ll bet I could come up with a list of at least 100 reasons why I cannot vote for anyone running as a Republican this fall. Chief among them, the delegitimization of the Office of President of the United States.

Because of that, they delegitimize the continued relevance of their own Political Party… so I will vote accordingly.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/14/rnc-debates-commission/

On the flip side of that, right now I can’t seem to come up with a list of 10 reasons why I should vote FOR the Democratic Party. Yes, the GOP is running on NO national agenda, other than to OPPOSE. Their dog whistles have now become blow horns. They champion causes that disturb the MAJORITY of Americans and they slow any attempt to further the causes of Social Justice and Equality, even as their party holds a MINORITY in Congress.

The Democrats can’t protect a Woman’s Right to CHOOSE. The Democrats can’t protect our Right to VOTE. A Police Officer murdered a man with his knee while he had his HANDS in his pockets… yet the Democratic Party can’t pass a Justice Reform Bill that has that man’s name on it.

ONE PARTY is doing everything they can to roll back the clock, denying us that More Perfect Union, while the OTHER PARTY can’t seem to tie their OWN SHOES. And when they lose this fall, they’ll say it’s all OUR fault… THE VOTERS.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Bro

I guess they’ll have to spend more MONEY on “voter education” next time around.

I have no desire to vote FOR the Democratic Party. They have NO AGENDA. No message. No unifying principle that defines who they are… other than pleasing their DONORS at all cost… and yet somehow they say, it’s not THEIR fault.

It’s the VOTERS’ fault. 

Yes, it is the voters’ fault… because we’ve allowed this BS to go on for way too long. The charade is UP. The jig is OVER… the “BIG LIE” walks hand-in-hand with the “BIG GRIFT” and we are ALL being taken for a RIDE.

The Democratic Party has become the Neville Chamberlain to the Republican Party’s Adolph Hitler. The President continues to seek bipartisan solutions to problems caused by the OTHER PARTY… while the other party won’t even recognize him as the legitimate President of the United States.

And why do we feel like it’s all our fault? WE VOTED! Just like they told us to.

But it always seems just out of reach… ‘Not this election, but the NEXT! Next time, with YOUR HELP… your financial support… we’ll get this DONE!

… tick tock tick tock…

Time passes, and the narrative rolls along.

The conversation moves on, and the crisis de jure dominates the front page. War. Terrorism. Climate change. Inflation. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs…

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

The People haven’t moved on… the Politicians have. Leaving in their wake a mountain of DEBT. A heaping PILE of unfinished business and unresolved problems, many of which they’ve raised MONEY on while they were in office.

Don’t talk to me about being a PRO-CHOICE party if you can’t pass a bill protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose. If the ACA can continue to STAND because it’s seen as Congress exercising its power to levy TAXES, then there must be a legislative path forward that will secure the support of all 50 Democratic Senators.

Yet one Senator still stands opposed.

And NO ONE seems surprised! He’s just doing what his “constituents” want him to do. He works for the people he represents… THE DONORS.

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https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgmwqp/greg-abbott-baby-formula

This isn’t a story of US vs THEM. This is a story of preparedness. This is a story of an inability to anticipate the consequences of enforcement of rules and regulations. This is a story about the real-life impact bad government has on ALL our lives.

This is a story demonstrating how incompetent our government has become, as they can’t even get the SIMPLE THINGS right.

It’s as if we must TEACH our government how to WALK all over again.

I can SEE the problem, just as clearly as everyone else. We’re stuck with no alternatives. BOTH parties contributed to this crisis… and it’s not as if this crisis couldn’t have been anticipated.

It was the Federal Government that enforced the law, shutting down that producer. It was the Federal Government that failed to anticipate the downstream impact of shutting down only ONE PRODUCER… knowing that they produce 1/3 of our domestic supply of formula.

And it was the Federal Government that crafted the legislation, that turned a BLIND EYE to the rise of a monopolistic takeover of our FOOD SUPPLY.

From the FIELD to the TABLE. Every aspect of our agricultural industries, from production to logistics has been SLIMMED DOWN. Cutting the FAT. Leaving more meat on the BONE at the end of the day… for less mouths.

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https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/03/09/climate-tariffs-debt-and-isolation-drive-some-farmers-suicide/4955865002/

All we have to do is read the news and everyone can SEE it. It should have been a Presidential priority from DAY ONEWhere’s the Democratic Party? Where’s the party that supposedly represents our FARMERS… the GOP?

IF we assume that our legislators work for the DONORS, then it is clear that they are getting exactly what they want.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/us/politics/meatpackers-trump-covid.html

One party is BEHOLDEN to the DONORS while the OTHER party is hesitant to ACT, because it might scare away their DONORS… and that’s why nothing gets done.

They can’t FUNDRAISE on a problem that’s already been SOLVED.

Our two-party system is now BROKEN, and the parties will not seek to reform themselves. They continue to thrive on the dysfunction. They’ve become masters of the GAME they’ve created… and the losers of past political contests become the LEADERS of their party.

@3:58 in the video: “I know folks- Republicans, Democrats, Independents; purple people, blue people, white people…

And why is that? Because he raised a massive amount of MONEY.

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/11/politics/jaime-harrison-fundraising-record-south-carolina-senate-race/index.html

In my experience… the phrase ‘purple people’ is a dog whistle.
I can now see why he lost.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/27/harris-attacks-bidens-record-on-busing-and-working-with-segregationists.html

… be sure and “Get out the VOTE” this fall.

And so now we’ve come ‘round FULL CIRCLE. It was the ultimate catalyst that drove me to start my political endeavor back in February 2018, and the crisis continues to this day… unchanged.

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/15/us/buffalo-supermarket-shooting-sunday/index.html

And it’s all like variations on a theme… I swear I’ve heard this song before. The People demand it with their VOTE, but after the election the conversation starts to change.

The answers we seek as a Nation can be found… but only if we stand UNITED. As EQUALS. MY rights are not secure unless YOUR rights are secure. My Liberty is not secure unless your Liberty is secure as well…

And right now, neither Political Party is doing what’s necessary to secure our Democracy.

That needs to change.

-JC

At Our Discretion

When the Law comes for me… I have no choice but to comply. There are no negotiations on the terms of my surrender. There is no ‘privilege’ that I could invoke that would deter an Officer of the Law. They simply ASSERT their authority, and I go where they tell me… advising me that I have the right to remain SILENT.

I have no choice but to comply.

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It’s not that I don’t have OPTIONS… I just don’t have the MONEY required to exercise those options. I don’t have the funds necessary to secure legal counsel on retainer. I don’t have the legal connections or established rapport that would lead the Department to exercise prosecutorial discretion on my behalf.

They’d just do it, like they did with Paul Manafort or Roger Stone… just before DAWN.

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/08/politics/donald-trump-jr-meadows-text/index.html

When laws are broken, someone goes to jail. When laws are broken, and no one goes to jail… that is a degradation of the fundamental ideals of our society.

That is a Constitutional Crisis.

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https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2022/04/amir-locke-no-knock-warrants-minneapolis-jacob-frey-mark-hanneman-ellison/

This wrong, if allowed to go un-righted, will lead to the destruction of us ALL. Legal Precedent, paired with the discretion entrusted to individual Officers and a system that believes the Officer’s WORD above all else. Until we decide to do something about it…

They retain the right to do this to us all.

A system that favors those with MONEY over those WITHOUT. How much time and effort would be necessary, to transform that system into one that’s EMPOWERED by those with money… to go after those without.

One might say… that time has already arrived.

Amazon, here we come.” —President Joe Biden

Bluster and bravado haven’t worked when it comes to swaying the opinions of billionaires, hell-bent on total domination… my guess is, it won’t work out well for us in the future.

Amazon isn’t the culprit. They have legal teams that work every day to ensure they are following the LAW. The law… as written, by our Elected Officials.

What good does it do us to attack companies who are following the law, when we can just change the law and ensure stricter enforcement of laws that already exist.

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https://www.npr.org/2016/03/16/470664561/mcconnell-blocking-supreme-court-nomination-about-a-principle-not-a-person

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https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/18/mcconnell-vows-senate-will-hold-vote-on-ginsburgs-replacement-418021

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https://www.axios.com/mcconnell-ketanji-brown-jackson-confirmation-127977a3-a4ed-44a6-9485-80169ead4c45.html

Every part of our Legislative Branch is now BROKEN. Every aspect of it needs to be examined, and it’s been that way for YEARS. ‘But that’s just the way it is in DC…’ so why would anyone want it to CHANGE?

Why would anyone even want to TRY? Considering the depth of the problem and the SIZE of the reforms required. Attempting something so massive could endanger the Constitution itself  if we were to even try…

It seems to me, we’ve already reached that point if we do not ACT.

We must convince the naysayers. ‘We, The People…’ comes FIRST.

Without them, there is no ‘… United’.

It is now abundantly clear… the perception of what we have, and what it is we actually do have are two totally different things. We may be divided in PRACTICE, but we are not divided in PRINCIPLE. We do not stand divided.

The People of the United States of America are being divided… and it’s being done intentionally so.

Instead of focusing on the root of our problems, we’re laying blame at the feet of the other POLITICAL PARTY. Pointing fingers instead of finding common ground. We need to stop listening to talking heads and start SPEAKING OUT for ourselves.

Every one of us wants to “Stop Abortion”… but criminalizing a Medical Procedure will not stop abortions from happening.

My father once told me, ‘If you outlaw GUNS, only OUTLAWS will own GUNS.’

If we outlaw abortion, only “outlaws” will have access to abortion services… those with the financial means to do so. Those who can travel. Those who can afford to take time off from work… those who can have the nanny take care of the kids for the weekend.

LIVES are at stake. The lives of children AND the lives of the women who are forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy.

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This subject demands CLARITY.

We must ask ourselves, what is it we are trying to accomplish? Are we trying to SAVE LIVES… or are we simply trying to deny the fundamental Human Rights of HALF of our society?

Because we already know how to save the lives of the unborn.

We ensure women have access to everything necessary to ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy. And until that day comes, when a woman CHOOSES to become a mother… they are a Human Being seeking Medical Care.

There should be no government-sponsored “Death Panels” involved in making our healthcare decisions… period.

If we let them dictate to us when it is we are ALLOWED to have a child,

We give them the legal precedent to tell us when it is we CANNOT.

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https://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/one-child-policy.asp

There are NO LAWS restricting any aspect of my reproductive rights.
It should be the SAME for every American Citizen.
EQUALLY.

“The sacred defense of the Reproductive Liberty of ALL People being Our Common Duty, the Right of a Woman to Choose shall be protected.”

https://jackcharbonneau.com/2018/03/29/a-call-to-amend-the-constitution/

We need a CLEAN BREAK. We need a FRESH START. We need to find a way forward without ignoring the harm that has been done. We can go on about punishing everyone who has lived their lives adhering to false premises… being taught falsehoods as TRUTH, when in reality they were really LIES…

Or, we can forge a new understanding… reestablish what it is our Constitution actually means. ‘THIS is what we once believed… as a society, as a PEOPLE. But now those beliefs are NO MORE.’

We choose to CLARIFY what it is we stand FOR…

“… with Liberty and Justice for ALL.”

Is that what we STILL believe?

Then let us ensure that there is NO DOUBT.

-JC

Insert Issue HERE ______ .

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/26/kevin-strickland-gofundme-donations/

Is that not the embodiment of ALL our worst fears? There are few things that compare to false imprisonment… how can we call ours JUST, if this continues to happen. Is THIS what we’ve fought and died for… when it could be so much MORE…

Because I am SELFISH. I don’t want what happened to Mr. Strickland to happen to ME. Because I don’t want what happened, to happen to MY friends or MY family. Because I know… if we are SILENT, we could be next.

On this ideal we stand UNITED.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag

Railroaded. By those who were entrusted with AUTHORITY and POWER. The inkwell may have SPILLED all over this case, but how many others are sprinkled with the ink of their quills… how many lives were impacted by their office, in such ways that we’ll never know…

And this is just ONE case. In ONE city. In ONE STATE.

When we allow bias and prejudice against ONE, it leads to MORE. Based on race… based on gender… based on nation of origin… based on MONEY. Ideals that are not held by the MAJORITY thrive when we stand divided… chasing SHADOWS instead of establishing LAW.

Clarity. Before ALL ELSE… let us establish what it is we are striving FOR… is it for HATRED? Is it for EXCLUSION? Or is it for UNION… already established. Does anyone else worry we’re fighting amongst ourselves, while the other side doesn’t understand what it is their opponents are fighting FOR?

We’re just throwing around a bunch of pre-packaged political rhetoric that means NOTHING when exposed in the light of actual thought and conversation. It evokes within us a guttural response. Instead of asking QUESTIONS we simply rely on our preconceived notions… most of which were misinformed from the start.

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https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-160551360299

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https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Is-shoplifting-forcing-Walgreens-to-cut-back-in-16536960.php

That was the solution for overcrowded prisons? Changing the dollar amount has the window-dressings of addressing a societal problem, but it does so at ARMS LENGTH. It doesn’t address the underlying issues that lead people to resort to such extreme measures.

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https://www.archdaily.com/972133/lehrer-architects-designs-new-tiny-home-villages-for-homeless-residents-in-los-angeles

… it’s not a permanent solution, but it is a good start.

The answers we seek already exist. We’re being presented with what’s leftover… only after it’s been approved of by the DONORS.

Explains why Democrats could only get HALF their agenda passed.

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https://nypost.com/2021/11/11/manchin-against-tax-credits-for-union-made-electric-vehicles/

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https://www.axios.com/manchin-senate-spending-biden-87a445c2-cfdf-4bba-bc20-dd62db2a613a.html

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/manchin-dems-2t-bill-faces-senate-gauntlet-81366189

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https://www.dailyposter.com/pharma-front-group-has-spent-1-2-million-backing-sinema/

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The insanity generated by a vocal MINORITY on both sides is being amped up by BOTH political parties, in order to motivate people to DONATE. Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. Instead of solving problems, they FUNDRAISE… they can’t raise MONEY on a problem that’s already been SOLVED.

… and the struggle marches ON.

Because this has been going on for GENERATIONS… beyond my lifetime. I was born the year Kevin Strickland went to prison. My kids will be 18 in just a few years.

Will they be just as frustrated as I am today, attempting to teach their children the SAME LESSONS tomorrow… fighting the SAME FIGHTS for things that seem so close, yet just out of reach?

Kevin Strickland is PROOF they will not.
Ahmaud Arbery is PROOF they will not.

Laws have CHANGED. Knowledge has been codified. Acknowledging that, what once was believed to be Justified… is not. Changing the way we live our daily lives. A new understanding… lessons, learned the hard way.

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“An error doesn’t become a mistake, until we refuse to correct it.”
-John F. Kennedy

If we put aside the confusion and focus solely on the GOAL… the Mission Statement, the Ark of OUR Covenant. As She STANDS, with no biases to blind us… humility and compassion will guide us HOME.

Because that could be YOU… because that could be ME.

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https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/22/adam-johnson-photographed-capitol-riot-pelosi-lectern-pleads-guilty/8725500002/

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/us/police-killings-undercounted-study.html

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We are all but MEN, susceptible to fallacy and vice. We will find comfort in humility… because we find strength in numbers.

-JC