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RIP: Walter Mercado

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:23
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RIP: Walter Mercado Salinas, aka Shanti Ananda, was a Puerto Rican astrologer, actor, dancer, and writer, best known as a TV personality for his shows as an astrologer. His astrology predictions show aired for decades in Puerto Rico, Latin America and #USA

The flamboyant TV personality dies at 88 years young.
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-latin-america-50284660 b

Walter Mercado, Celebrity Astrologer, Is Dead https://nyti.ms/2WCgtNO

Writing the Wrongs

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/15/2019 - 11:53

Please allow me to take the lead and let's outline a few wrongs and try to get them right so we can begin to straighten #US out. Nowhere on earth should a child’s future be determined by income, race, or disability. Invest in our students, schools, and educators to ensure every kid gets a good college, or trade school specialized education. #KidsNotPolitics <3 #Stand4All

- Outrageous costs for a complete education

- A decent job with a living wage

- High-quality health care

- Unaffordable housing

- A toxic environment

- Insecure retirement

Unplug To Stay Connected

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:36

I’m learning that technology overdose tears us apart. We must seek quiet time by unplugging each and every day. No matter how old we are, taking time to tune into our individual reality is the key to sanity for humanity.

• For Kindergarten to-high-school students, a ten-minute period of silence sometime during a day to pay attention to our thoughts or our interests during this special time.

In Don We Trust?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:43

At last count, 33 individuals and three companies have been charged as a result of the special counsel’s #TrumpRussia probe.

The real truth about deception is that there is a difference when it comes to liars. What is the difference between a sociopath, a compulsive, a pathological, a chronic, and a habitual Liar?

Flooding The Swamp

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 13:12

On 12/2016 just before election day, @realdonaldtrump shouted his so-called hits to an adoring Pennsylvania audience, slamming Hillary Clinton, the stupid establishment lawmakers, and the fake news media. He launched into one of the most defining refrains of his campaign... Special interests, Wall Street, career politicians, stating the system is rigged, and he once again repeated, believe me, we’re going to beat the system by draining the DC Swamp https://youtu.be/vJHeoyFDMUc

Putin On The Hit

Submitted by ub on Sat, 02/03/2018 - 05:05

Actions over the past few days have undermined the right’s Trump-Russia conspiracy theory and its headed in the wrong direction.

Furthermore, a Nunes authored Congressional memo contradicts a right-wing belief about what prompted the investigation into the President’s ties to Russia.

A look at what the GOP memo says and doesn’t say. By @ChadSDay.http://apne.ws/I6YljQA

Explosive memo released as Trump escalates fight over Russia probe https://reut.rs/2Eah4PX

Financial Markets Commentary

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:44

It was an event a year ago that presaged the biggest story of 2017’s fourth quarter. In October 2016, Australia’s Brighann Cotton sold 88 bales of cotton from their Texas affiliate to a client in China. It wasn’t carried out in a routine way by obtaining letters of credit from the relevant
banks in each country. That process has become prohibitively complex for all but the largest corporations who have their financing denied more often than not. Recently established international banking regulations require the banks issuing those letters to carry more of the risk

Washington DC Follies

Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/02/2018 - 07:34

You must be delusional if you really believe this is going to be a very happy new year. And it points all the way to King Lear, written by Shakespeare about a descent into madness after bequeathing to his kids based on their flattery of him, and thereby bringing tragic consequences for all. A man who prefers to use fear, but masters something more near and dear... GOLF?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Submitted by ub on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 21:58

Back in the good old days during this season, the US ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, forever abolishing slavery in the United States. Now, American taxpayers have become slaves to big business after special interests wrote and made sure their "Yuge" tax bill was approved by our so-called representatives, which apparently never read it first.

The move has been called the art of a steal by Trump's hometown newspaper, but it can also be called robbing the hood, the engine, or just plain carjacking. Republicans in Congress delivered their epic overhaul of tax laws, bringing "Bigly" cuts for business, and tiny ones for middle-class Americans. No public hearings and no time for our independent government experts to analyze it.

Did fraudsters out in full swing and ready to steal our holiday cheer and we allowed them to get away with it? Those who swore to work in our best interest have allowed steep tax cuts for businesses and for the wealthy. There were no public hearings held on this tax bill as it stands. The US is about to pass the $1.5 trillion tax bill, and send it to the President's signature by Christmas.

Shame on @SpeakerRyan @HouseGOP, @SenateMajLdr @SenateGOP and on @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump
who refuses to show us his returns. What are you hiding? DoYouPay? #ShowMeTheMoney. #TRUMPTAXES

This tax bill is a win for donors, corporations, and the one percent. Its a win for corporations and a loss for the average American and will be a loss for you next year.

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little." President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Does Congress know what they are doing? The US House will have to vote once again on a sweeping tax overhaul after a late-afternoon glitch delayed the plan. US Senate parliamentarian ruled that three provisions in the bill did not comply with strict budget rules and would have to be taken out. Though Senators approved the bill Wednesday morning, now the House fixes the mistake, the GOP $1.5 Trillion bill is a permanent 40% tax cut for corporations, and smaller businesses will also see their tax burden shrink significantly. But what about the rest of US? A sweeping tax plan whose promises face widespread doubts https://apnews.com/fd184b6b1cbf499b954b2916df99db58

CSI USA

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/10/2017 - 13:43

The United States of America must conduct an investigation and consider canceling special interest influence and donations. These culprits are spreading cancer and endangering our government by increasingly infiltrating our political system of government.

Special interests are the predatory animals which are devouring our democracy. Some of these toxic groups direct public policy and increasingly play a destructive part in the development of political and social systems. Special interests are demeaning and patronizing. They've gone wild and are now dangerous and out of control.