Costas Lapavitsas, former MP of the Greek Parliament and author of The Left Case Against the EU says the left needs to have honest debates about the EU that became evident in the political struggles associated with Brexit and Grexit.
He's says a great deal more than that. He says trying to reform the EU from within is a complete waste of time and energy.
I must say, I was for Grexit and thought Yanis was very slow to realize that Tsipras was a con. Yanis is afraid of fascism taking over because he seems to think that Union is the way to prevent it. However, neoliberalism is really a form of fascism. Trying to change the EU would mean changing all national governments enough to agree to the democratization of the EU. Personally, I believe that democratizing the UK after Brexit would be a much easier path to demonstrate to other nations within the EU that leaving, democratizing, and then forming a real democratic European Union would be the much better and certainly faster approach.
Makes me think of Whites Only drinking fountains in the US Deep South back in the day. Why are Americans supporting the fake Israel? The real Israel, who was Jacob before his name changed, would say that this road and wall makes his seed to stink among the nations of the Earth. He'd say such roads and walls will be the fake Israel's demise. Read his prophecy. Then consider just how stupid the "Zionist's'" biblical claims to the land really are. The land will vomit them out if the Old Testament Bible is truthful. The New Testament says it is right about it.
There’s one more kind of segregation in the West Bank – a new road where Palestinian and Israeli drivers are separated by a large wall in the middle. Dubbed ‘Apartheid Road’, it makes some Israelis feel ashamed.
Juan Guaido, before two weeks ago, was a virtually unknown 35-year-old lawmaker from La Guaira in Vargas state. He had studied at the Andres Bello Catholic University, went on to do postgrad study at George Washington University, and most notably IESA, which is basically Venezuela’s most important neoliberal think tank; basically the home of Venezuela’s Chicago Boys. He joined the very far-right party of Leopoldo Lopez called Popular Will, and he was chosen just recently at the beginning of the year, I think on January 5, as president of the National Assembly.
The Chicago Boys are the same one's who backed Pinochet in Chile, the well-known fascist.
All these guys care about is making money for themselves and the poor be damned. That's why they hate Maduro and will say anything and do anything to oust him no matter how much pain and suffering they always bring upon the poorest of the poor.
Naturally, Trump is backing the fascists because he's an ignoramus about Central and South American history of severe exploitation by US imperialist corporations. It's where the term Banana Republic came from because the United Fruit Company, a US company, controlled the governments so the company could make all the money and give kickbacks to the puppet dictators.
That's what they want for Venezuela again and for the entirety of Central and South America.
However, Moon of Alabama is severely marginalized. Of course, this blog is even more so. All truth-seeking and -telling blogs are marginalized, however. It's why there are so many more ignoramuses now than there were just a few years ago.
Unfortunately, it will get worse before it gets better. The serpent is in its death throes. It has to do a great deal of damage before it dies, before it's killed off, before we are free.
The truth shall set us free. The mainstream, corporate, neocon/liberal media must die for that to happen.
Jo Lewis, the Soil Association’s policy director, said: “It is unacceptable that pesticide-industry studies receive greater recognition than scientific peer-reviewed open literature in regulatory decision-making. Whilst this paper focuses on the US EPA, similar criticisms have been made of EU decisions and we fear that outside the EU, pressure to approve pesticides will increase.”
The documents show that Gorbachev agreed to German unification in NATO as the result of this cascade of assurances, and on the basis of his own analysis that the future of the Soviet Union depended on its integration into Europe, for which Germany would be the decisive actor. He and most of his allies believed that some version of the common European home was still possible and would develop alongside the transformation of NATO to lead to a more inclusive and integrated European space, that the post-Cold War settlement would take account of the Soviet security interests. The alliance with Germany would not only overcome the Cold War but also turn on its head the legacy of the Great Patriotic War.
But inside the U.S. government, a different discussion continued, a debate about relations between NATO and Eastern Europe. Opinions differed, but the suggestion from the Defense Department as of October 25, 1990 was to leave “the door ajar” for East European membership in NATO.
And the professional liars won but lost their souls in the process.
Now, if the West could have been trusted and had lived up to its word, Putin would have been fine with it all, as Russia would have been fully integrated into a trustworthy sphere rather than dumped on by greedy, lying, callous, Western plutocrats.
... inequality has reduced in Latin America since the early 2000s [Pink Tide], pointing in particular to "important" social security measures taken in recent years to contain unfair distribution of wealth.
He continued that there was “clear-cut proof” that many of these efforts were aimed at suppressing African-American voters.
“Did they use that polling data to guide the Russian social media efforts to suppress African-American vote? We don’t know the answer to that yet. I would hope Mueller has got more indication, but that is a very real question.”
You see there Warner more than insinuating the people of Black Lives Matter were so stupid as to not know the very reason for why they started BLM in the first place but rather needed supposed Russian government operatives to come in a minuscule trickle to tell them.
God, Warner, you are such a problem rather than part of the solution to anything. How much longer do we have to put up with the likes of you? Lord, save us from these idiots and liars!
Trump failed to confront Putin over the conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia launched a multifaceted campaign to shake the faith of the American people in the democratic process and to inflame prejudices within the nation.
Trump did bring it up, though I wouldn't have. Also, the "intelligence community" came to no such conclusion. Only a handpicked few issued speculation that the Russian government may have been involved in tiny efforts. Furthermore, who has faith in the democratic process in America in the first place. The vast majority of Americans knew, and still know, that the process is completely rigged by and for the US plutocracy. What democracy? Show me.
Who is this Michael Walsh, Reporter, Yahoo News really working for? He's shilling for the plutocrats. It's blatant. He'll write whatever they want for the money, obviously. He knews the truth about the U.S. intelligence community "conclusion" but chose to report clear lies instead, as I just pointed out.
The following appears in the footer of every page:
According to the IRS, "Know the law: Avoid political campaign intervention":
Tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) organizations like churches, universities, and hospitals must follow the law regarding political campaigns. Unfortunately, some don't know the law.
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from participating in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. The prohibition applies to campaigns at the federal, state and local level.
Violation of this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes. Section 501(c)(3) private foundations are subject to additional restrictions.
Political Campaign Intervention
Political campaign intervention includes any activities that favor or oppose one or more candidates for public office. The prohibition extends beyond candidate endorsements.
Contributions to political campaign funds, public statements of support or opposition (verbal or written) made by or on behalf of an organization, and the distribution of materials prepared by others that support or oppose any candidate for public office all violate the prohibition on political campaign intervention.
Factors in determining whether a communication results in political campaign intervention include the following:
Whether the statement identifies one or more candidates for a given public office
Whether the statement expresses approval or disapproval of one or more candidates' positions and/or actions
Whether the statement is delivered close in time to the election
Whether the statement makes reference to voting or an election
Whether the issue addressed distinguishes candidates for a given office
Many religious organizations believe, as we do, that the above constitutes a violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That said, we make the following absolutely clear here:
The Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project not only do not endorse any candidate for any secular office, we say that Christianity forbids voting in such elections.
Furthermore, when we discuss any public-office holder's position, policy, action or inaction, we definitely are not encouraging anyone to vote for that office holder's position.
We are not trying to influence secular elections but rather want people to come out from that entire fallen system.
When we analyze or discuss what is termed "public policy," we do it entirely from a theological standpoint with an eye to educating professing Christians and those to whom we are openly always proselytizing to convert to authentic Christianity.
It is impossible for us to fully evangelize and proselytize without directly discussing the pros and cons of public policy and the positions of secular-office holders, hence the unconstitutionality of the IRS code on the matter.
We are not rich and wouldn't be looking for a fight regardless. What we cannot do is compromise our faith (which seeks to harm nobody, quite the contrary).
We render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. We render unto God what is God's.
When Caesar says to us that unless we shut up about the unrighteousness of Caesar's policies and practices, we will lose the ability of people who donate to us to declare their donations as deductions on their federal and state income-tax returns, we say to Caesar that we cannot shut up while exercising our religion in a very reasonable way.
We consider the IRS code on this matter as deliberate economic duress (a form of coercion) and a direct attempt by the federal government to censor dissenting, free political and religious speech.
It's not freedom of religion if they tax it.
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)
I know you won't bury it. You are in my prayers Tom!
Hi Tom, It was my eyes! I did not see the "click here"
Current Goal: 2000000
WE STILL NEED:
< 1,999,894.91 >
— reflects cleared transactions only —
On the PayPal payment-page, enter a note in the "Add special instructions to merchant" text box. Your note will show in the chart above once your transaction has cleared.
— World GDP: to translate it all into Christian Commons —
Donate Via Credit Cards, etc.:
Button opens a new, secure window/tab with 3 options. Choose your option. Choose/fill in your terms. Click the option's donate button. Your terms will appear on the secure PayPal site. It's easy.
Donate Via Checks, Money Orders, etc.:
If you pay bills and bank online and only want to make financial donations via that method, please consider setting up an open-ended automatic payment (donation) schedule.
Make your check(s) or scheduled payments payable to the order of:
Real Liberal Christian Church
Mail your donations to:
Real Liberal Christian Church
15904 4th Avenue South, #33
Burien, Washington 98148-1278
Real Liberal Christian Church
Christian Commons Project
15904 4th Avenue South, 33
Burien, Washington 98148-1278