Sunday, March 28, 2010

We need peace keepers not military cops...

Once again another story about how police have shot and killed a mentally ill person. This incident involved a man who allegedly was stabbing himself with an ax and then walking around a market with an axe.

This sort of thing is so avoidable. Why aren't the police all equipped with nets and trained to use them so they can safely capture mentally ill folks who are wielding sharp objects? Where is the community dialogue on safe and humane ways to control folk instead of the deadly force that is used much more than it should be. I guess wielding a net is not seen as "kewl" as a gun or electric taser but it sure is cost effective and could keep everyone safe.

In the meantime the corporate government would prefer to scare folks instead of develop safe and humane ways to deal with people. Don't forget we now have killer drones patrolling our long before they patrol our neighborhoods?

And where is the dialogue about the pros and cons of utilizing deadly force including killer robots?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

According to Ethical Investing:
If you choose to avoid investing in Monsanto, you probably would like to avoid purchasing their products as well. After all, purchases of their products directly funds the destruction of people's health around the world. Fortunately, there are alternatives to all of their harmful products.

Here's a list of Monsanto products to avoid and a list of alternatives.

If we want control of our food production then a big first step is to STOP supporting Monsanto.

Dear Dennis Kucinich

Dear Dennis Kucinich,

I have been a huge fan for years. After meeting David Swanson and hearing that if everyone who supports you would/could donate 50 bucks to your presidential campaign then we would have you as our President I stepped up to the plate and sent you money for your congressional campaign when folks wanted to challenge you and had resolved to send you at least 50 bucks henever you run for President. (However, with the recent "horrendous" Supreme Court decision this theory probably became null and void).

Given my belief in your ethics and your authentic representation of the people you represent I want to know what prompted you to support the Obama Health Care Plan. I am seriously opposed to this plan because I worry it will strengthen the health insurance industry and weaken future attempts to correct the US health care system. IF insurance is marginally improved for people who maybe able to afford health insurance (and/or folks who still have a job) I believe this may stop any serious health care reform that is truly affordable and accessible for all Americans.

So Dennis can you tell us why?

Star Womanspirit

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

26 Democratic Senators Holding up Healthcare Reform

45,000 Americans die every year because they do not have health insurance and cannot access quality healthcare.

Actions speak louder than words. Every day at least 123 Americans will die. Why are these Senators not doing what is necessary to get a Health Insurance Reform bill passed so that everyone can have access and choice of a private or public plan?

Here are the 26 Democratic Senators currently holding Up Healthcare Reform and supporting the Republican Party of NO:

Daniel Akaka HI
Max Baucus MT
Evan Bayh IN
Mark Begich AK
Robert Byrd WV
Maria Cantwell WA
Thomas Carper DE
Kent Conrad ND
Cristopher Dodd CT
Byron Dorgan ND
Russel Feingold WI
Kay Hagan NC
Tom Harkin IA
Ted Kaufman DE
Herb Kohl WI
Mary Landrieu LA
Blanche Lincoln AR
Claire McCaskill MO
Bill Nelson FL
Ben Nelson NE
Mark Pryor AR
John Rockefeller WV
Jon Tester MT
Mark Udall CO
Mark Warner VA
Jim Webb VA

Is your Senator on this list?

If you are from VA BOTH of our Senators are on this notorious list. This is not a moderate position but it maybe an "self richening" experience for many if not all the Senators on this list.