A Decomposing Democracy

Submitted by ub on Sun, 02/17/2019 - 08:48

Democracy means rule by the people, but what general forms does it take? Participatory democracies, pluralist democracies, and elite democracies. Now, think about some of their benefits and negative aspects. When we don't have the real rule of the people, we don't have a democracy.

Proposed changes in the US Census, our voting rights are under attack with new voter suppression tactics, The Electoral College ramifications, along with the disproportionate power held by Senators from smaller states appears to be a growing problem for democracy in The United States of America.

The Next Life

Submitted by ub on Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:16

It was sixty years ago, on this fateful day that I should have begun to pray because this was the very first day of the rest of my life. Many were fooled by his smile, hair, open arms and a fake embrace of religion. Father knew best and that story is next.

Emergency Presidency

Submitted by ub on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:47

Mexico USA Voters, Congress all said NO. Trump is trashing The US Constitution and abusing executive powers with a #FakeTrumpEmergency This is a power grab that should not happen and It won’t work.

Ask POTUS why he declared a national emergency injecting his brand of chaos for The US Constitution, The US House, and the will of #wethepeople as well as the national security, all to build an unnecessary border wall?

Adios Alexa

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:29

Alexa, the virtual assistant developed and, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers left without providing a forwarding address. Amazon is laughing at us, while Big Brother watches and listens.

Not in our back yard, Queens community activists celebrated online retailer giant's decision to scrap its plans to build a new headquarters in New York City.

A Real Emergency

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:21

On the anniversary of another mass shooting, everywhere we look, there's more violence and mass murders across the nation, so why no Emergency declaration? Why is it taking so long to pass legislation? Why won't anyone talk about this real emergency to modify our gun laws?

It is sickening to think of how “normal” mass shootings have become; how numbed we are to these stories. It’s as if they are now so commonplace that we’re resigned to accept them and epidemic gun violence as mungsne.

Mi Tierra = My Homeland

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:28

El Bosque de la Habana aka Havana Botanical Gardens. Back in 1926 the then President of the Republic of Cuba, Colonel Laredo Brú, thought to isolate the banks of the Amendares River and develop a forest for the city of Havana. The lands chosen by the president belonged to Miguel Kohly, José López Serrano, and my grandfather Antonio Soto Castellano, also know as Antoñico, my dad was Antoñiquito and so on...etc.

Amor + 愛 = International Love Story

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:38

Roses are red, violets are blue. It's Valentine's Day, so what you should do?

On this #ValentinesDay2019 of love. Please, enjoy, feel free to share, and send your comments too!

No Wall At All

Submitted by ub on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:24

No matter how they slice it, since their cam-pain started with a lie #Trump and #Pence may wind up eating humble pie. #Mexico refuses to pay for a border wall and #USA taxpayers will not be forced to fund a project which makes no sense at all. They may accept a budget deal that denies them most of the money for their border wall. But most agree that we don't need a wall at all.

Border Showdown

Submitted by ub on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 06:31

While Congressional members of the Appropriations Committee and the conference committee are negotiating a compromise on border security, POTUS has been enjoying his Executive Time.

The 17-member committee includes Democrats and Republicans from House and Senate chambers working to negotiate an agreement and hoping to reach a deal by the February 15 deadline to avert another government shutdown.