Monday, April 16, 2018

Oil prices rise after Air Strike


Oil prices rise after Air Strike

Sounds like a normal statement don’t it?

Well to a normal person I guess it would.

However, I have never been accuser as being normal, no sense starting now?

Syria itself produces very little oil.

As a U.S. military strike against Syria grows increasingly likely, oil prices have slowly crept higher.

WHY?
Because it can!


Today, the U.S. actually gets most of its imported oil from Canada and Latin America.

And many Americans might be surprised to learn that the U.S. now imports roughly the same amount of oil from Africa as it does from the Persian Gulf.

African imports were a bit higher in 2010, while Persian Gulf oil accounted for a bit more last year.

What I do not understand is why my friends and neighbors are so contented with this greed?

As you know, I worked just shy of 40 years with oil and gas, working at keeping equipment working
(Service Technician).

Thanks to, Ralph Nader in the 1970’s


This country has capped billions of gallons of oil in the ground; just clean up the sulfur and use it if you must?

Or


Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Paul Ryan Story:From Flimflam to Fascism


The Paul Ryan Story:
From Flimflam to Fascism

Opinion Columnist
April 12, 2018
Flimflam - Noun 1.nonsensical or insincere talk.
"I suppose that you suspect me of pseudointellectual
Verb 1. swindle (someone) with a confidence game.
"the tribe was flimflammed out of its land"
Pseudointellectual -
Someone who pretends to be more intelligent than they are.
Definition of fascism
1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
early instances of army fascism and brutality


Why did Paul Ryan choose not to run for re-election? What will be the consequences? Your guess is as good as mine — literally. I can speculate based on what I read in the papers, but so can you.

On the other hand, I do have some insight into how Ryan — who has always been an obvious con man, to anyone willing to see — came to become speaker of the House. And that’s a story that reflects badly not just on Ryan himself, not just on his party, but also on self-proclaimed centrists and the news media, who boosted his career through their malfeasance. Furthermore, the forces that brought Ryan to a position of power are the same forces that have brought America to the edge of a constitutional crisis.

About Ryan: Incredibly, I’m seeing some news reports about his exit that portray him as a serious policy wonk and fiscal hawk who, sadly, found himself unable to fulfill his mission in the Trump era. Unbelievable. Look, the single animating principle of everything Ryan did and proposed was to comfort the comfortable while afflicting the afflicted. Can anyone name a single instance in which his supposed concern about the deficit made him willing to impose any burden on the wealthy, in which his supposed compassion made him willing to improve the lives of the poor? Remember, he voted against the Simpson-Bowles debt commission proposal not because of its real flaws, but because it would raise taxes and fail to repeal Obamacare. And his “deficit reduction” proposals were always frauds. The revenue loss from tax cuts always exceeded any explicit spending cuts, so the pretense of fiscal responsibility came entirely from “magic asterisks”: extra revenue from closing unspecified loopholes, reduced spending from cutting unspecified programs. I called him a flimflam man back in 2010, and nothing he has done since has called that judgment into question.

So how did such an obvious con artist get a reputation for seriousness and fiscal probity? Basically, he was the beneficiary of ideological affirmative action.

Even now, in this age of Trump, there are a substantial number of opinion leaders — especially, but not only, in the news media — whose careers, whose professional brands, rest on the notion that they stand above the political fray. For such people, asserting that both sides have a point, that there are serious, honest people on both left and right, practically defines their identity.

Yet the reality of 21st-century U.S. politics is one of asymmetric polarization in many dimensions. One of these dimensions is intellectual: While there are some serious, honest conservative thinkers, they have no influence on the modern Republican Party. What’s a centrist to do? The answer, all too often, has involved what we might call motivated gullibility. Centrists who couldn’t find real examples of serious, honest conservatives lavished praise on politicians who played that role on TV. Paul Ryan wasn’t actually very good at faking it; true fiscal experts ridiculed his “mystery meat” budgets. But never mind: The narrative required that the character Ryan played exist, so everyone pretended that he was the genuine article.

Flimflam - Noun 1.nonsensical or insincere talk.

"I suppose that you suspect me of pseudointellectual

Verb 1. swindle (someone) with a confidence game.

"the tribe was flimflammed out of its land"

Pseudointellectual - Someone who pretends to be more intelligent than they are.

Definition of fascism

1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

early instances of army fascism and brutality

—J. W. Aldridg
The Paul Ryan Story:
From Flimflam to Fascism
Opinion Columnist
April 12, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Why did this country go to war with Syria?



Why did this country go to war with Syria?

U.S., Britain and France
Strike Syria
over
Suspected Chemical


Just the last times we did this, it did not and will not work!
He is and will still kill innocent citizens of Syria!


Why are we in the USA spending billions of our tax dollars policing other countries without other countries chipping in?

Why did this country go to war with Syria with only two other countries joining with us?

A much better idea at ending the acts of this butcher for all times would be.

The United Nations must force Russia and Iran from Syria once and for all.

Or
If they do not, Expel them from the United Nations!


United Nations Member States

Force this butcher of his people out of the country with whatever it takes as long it is a joint movement with all of the countries in the Unites Nations, Russia and Iran not included unless?

Countries without a military to help do have money, do they not?

The United States of America needs to take care of the abuse in our country before a war with others!


Our poor are getting poorer, our middle-class in becoming the poor-class, our small business owners are going belly up and are joining our middle-class, poor.


Been there done that!

Puerto Rico a country or a state!


Our government must allow a vote from the citizens of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Country or State

and then back off and give in to their wishes.

While we are at it,
back off the ridiculous debt
made for the most part
by this our government!

And this is why it should be.

In 1776 a ragtag group of citizens went to war against an overpowering overlord (the King of the British Isles), to become a free country!

Why should this country overlord any other country or territory?


However, at times a non willing possession!

Puerto Rico’s Complicated History with the United States

It all started with

which began in the spring of 1898, when Puerto Rico was a Spanish territory.

The U.S. invaded Puerto Rico
not only because it was a Spanish territory,
but also due to its interests in developing a sugar market there,


a history professor at the University of Florida.


In the first three decades of its rule, the U.S. government made efforts to Americanize its new possession, including granting full U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans in 1917 and considering a measure that would make English the island’s official language. However, during the 1930s, a nationalist movement led by the Popular Democratic Party won wide support across the island, and further U.S. assimilation was successfully opposed. Beginning in 1948, Puerto Ricans could elect their own governor, and in 1952 the U.S. Congress approved a new Puerto Rican constitution that made the island an autonomous U.S. commonwealth, with its citizens retaining American citizenship. The constitution was formally adopted by Puerto Rico on July 25, 1952, the 54th anniversary of the U.S. invasion.


Also while we are at freeing these slave territories!
Organic Act
of the
Virgin Islands

October 1776. Although unofficial, the exchange marked the first acknowledgment of an American flag from foreign soil.

The U.S. Navy and the Interior Departments ran the territory
until Congress passed the Organic Act of the Virgin Islands in 1936, which was revised in 1954.

Since then, the islands have held five constitutional conventions. The 2009 convention adopted a proposed territorial constitution that Congress rejected in 2010. The lawmakers and the Obama administration urged the delegates to try again. Accordingly, the convention reconvened in October 2012 to weigh revisions. But it proved unable to reach a consensus before an Oct. 31 deadline.

Today,
the islands remain a U.S. territory, run by an elected governor. The residents are American citizens.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Shanghai, China


Welcome to our visitor from Shanghai, China
The Old City of Shanghai 
(Chinese上海老城pinyin: Shànghăi Lăo Chéngxiāng; 
Shanghainese: Zånhae Loh Senshian),
To our main website

Sachem Uncas
Please let us know if we can help?
sachemuncas at centurylink.net

Saturday, March 31, 2018

SUPER-PAC and NRA?



How could one expect my newest friends,
the young adults
throughout the country ,
this would include Texas,

Vote?
Ted Cruz is still pulling the same old garbage
of trying to
belittle anyone
greater the he will ever be

Congressman Beto O'Rourke Takes NO MONEY from the NRA!
And little from 
ANY SUPER-PAC!
PAC Contributions $21,680 - 0.25%
(F) Rating with the NRA


Senator Ted Cruz has an A+ rating with the NRA!


From Super-Pac’s and others


Ted Cruz out of pocket money
(0 %)!


NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2013 - 2018 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on 03/30/18 for Fundraising totals, Source of Funds and Total Raised vs Average, and on 03/26/18 for Top Contributors and Industries.
 ("Help! The numbers don't add up...")

The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Why (and How) We Use Donors' Employer/Occupation Information

METHODOLOGY   

Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics. For permission to reprint for commercial uses, such as textbooks, contact the Center: info@crp.org


Joe Kennedy - III

I'm back in Texas to spend the weekend with my in-laws (I'm not from Texas, but I was smart enough to marry a good Texan)—and complete one very important task:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Trump Administration is targeting Medicaid

The Trump Administration is targeting Medicaid once again this time they’re threatening our lifetime limits on health coverage.
Trump's budget for the poor, elders and the middleclass.
Building a useless wall and drastically reducing our Medicare and Medicaid Healthcare!
If Donald Trump’s administration could do anything it wanted in health care, this is what it would do, as told by the FY 2019 budget the White House released Monday.
Repeal/replace Obamacare and overhaul Medicaid with Graham-Cassidy — but harsher
At least officially, Trump isn’t giving up on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The budget proposes enacting a repeal-and-replace bill that closely resembles the plan put forward by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) last fall, which would have turned much of Obamacare’s funding for Medicaid expansion and premium subsidies into block grants for states to create their own health care programs. It would also overhaul Medicaid with a per-person spending cap.
That plan, you will recall, was projected to lead to 20 million fewer Americans having health insurance in 2026, versus Obamacare, and a $215 billion cut to federal health care spending over 10 years.
This is a good time to note that presidents’ budgets don’t have any force of law and are rarely acted upon. Nevertheless, they are a window into the administration’s priorities and can set the table for future policymaking — say, if Republicans expand their Senate majority in 2019.
The Trump proposal implements the deepest possible cuts for Medicaid and the Graham-Cassidy block grants, picking the lowest of the available growth rates (the regular Consumer Price Index, which is lower than the medical CPI) for the block grants.

You can help homeless veterans



You can help homeless veterans
Orlando VAMC Retweeted
More
If you know of a Veteran
who is homeless
or
at risk of becoming homeless,
call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838)
to help the Veteran access assistance from VA

Saturday, March 24, 2018

WE CALL B.S.!!!!!!!!!!


One Million Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's are on their way to Washington looking for politicians!

Kyle Kashuv

Congress, you can hide but you can not run!

One unarmed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi kicked the British out of India.

How many unarmed young Gandhi’s will it take to kick

(The National Rifle Association),

out of Washington?

One Million, five Million?

No!

Whatever it takes!
NRA,
you had your fifteen minutes of Lies! 
now get out of Washington!


Emma Gonzalez, a student at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were left dead after a mass shooting, calls out President Trump and the NRA by name at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


We Call B.S.! Gun Reform NOW #neveragain

Friday, March 23, 2018

Not happy with my Navy today!



Navy considers scrapping a hospital ship in cost-cutting move.

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy transits the waters near Guam en route for Pacific Partnership 2018 Friday, March 16, 2018.
The Navy proposes mothballing one of its two hospital ships
to free money
to spend on warships, submarines and aircraft.
KELSEY L. ADAMS/U.S. NAVY
As it stands now
China, Russia and the United States of America,
will be able to kill the world ten times over.
So now our navy wants to kill one of only two hospital ships!
Is it any wonder why this country cannot even get military
 'killing machines of mass murdering' away from stupid people?
It is not against the 2nd or the 14th amendment for the navy to kill a hospital.
So, why is it against the 2nd and the 14th amendment to keep weapons of mass destruction from stupid people?
Also so as it stands now!
I will keep posting on Face Book until Mark Zuckerman shuts me down (Again).
or
If after some time goes by and he still does not show 'real remorse' for stabbing so many good people, you're truly, in the back, which ever comes first!
Just in case too many of his sponsors keep dipping into his wallet and he gives in to his customers demand!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Rancho Palos Verdes, California



Welcome to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
To

Sachem Speaks

You have made a number of internet trips over to this side of the country so far.

If we can answer any questions please leave a comment of write.

Someone will always answer.

Four important school questions



Four important school questions we must ask ourselves before the next time?
Well at least four?

You know of course that there will be a next time and a next time and a next time and so on!
1- When is the next school one?
2- Where will the next school one be?
3- Will it involve you as a school student?
4- Will the next school death be your son, daughter, niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson)?

One thing you can count on!

School Shootings
will not be
in a school
where your
politicians school
their children!

Photos:
Students Walk Out to Protest School Shootings, Gun Violence

A generation raised on gun violence sends a loud message to adults: Enough

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Welcome to Balwyn North, Victoria, Australia



Welcome to our friends from Balwyn North, Victoria, Australia

Through
Duck Duck Go
To our main website at
Hope that you found everything that you were looking for?
If not, we do have other sites if you are interested?
Or
You can drop us a line or two and someone well always answer.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Trump-Pence Administration’s ban on transgender troops



Today,
the Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, American Military Partner Association, and Gender Justice League
published a full-page USA Today ad featuring leading military, national security and bipartisan officials who agree with the majority of Americans
that the Trump-Pence Administration’s ban on transgender troops is wrong and hurts military readiness.
The ad encourages the vast majority of Americans
who oppose the Trump-Pence Administration’s effort to ban up to 15,000 active duty transgender troops to call the White House
and
demand they put our military readiness and brave servicemembers ahead of politics.
The ad will also run in every local Gannett paper nationwide on Wednesday.



Friday, February 23, 2018

All those that want weapons in our schools


All those that want weapons in our schools—Please grab your weapons!

People that want to arm our schools

Wayne LaPierre NRA Executive Vice-President and CEO wants to arm our schools.
NRA wants to arm our schools.
President wants to arm our schools.
Congress wants to arm our schools.
Republicans want to arm our schools.
White supremacists want to arm our schools.

Nazi sympathizers want to arm our schools.
Care to guess about the above list?
“WELL DUH!”

People that want to out-law
“Weapons of mass destruction”.
95% of our ‘Law officials!”
99% of our teachers.
80% of school employees.
100% of our school children!
100% of our School young adults!
100% of the parents of their children!
Care to guess about the above list?
“WELL DUH!”

Trump denies wanting
to arm teachers, advocates
for arming teachers in same tweet

He can backtrack all he wants.

Rebekah Entralgo Feb 22, 2018


On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets attempting to defend a point raised in another tweet from 2016 that suggested he was not in favor of arming teachers as a solution to school shootings.

In his Thursday morning tweets, however, Trump still proposed arming teachers, with the caveat that they must be “adept” and have “military or training experience.

Trump VS. Trump no Guns!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Puerto Rico is an island in distress (Well Duh)



Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island in distress (Well Duh)



Puerto Rico is a (110mi by (40mi) island.
It is always windy, sunny and warm.
Because it is an island, water is everywhere, salt and fresh.

Puritans
make trash,
sewer,
heat/cool their building
and
power their island,
right?


Why not do so with 'Alternative Energy Systems'?


Build everything possible under or close to the ground for obvious reasons.

Petroleum products fuel transportation, electricity generation, and industry in Puerto Rico, supplying three-fourths of the energy consumed in the commonwealth.

In 2016, 47% of Puerto Rico’s electricity came from petroleum,
34% from natural gas,
17% from coal,
and
2% from renewable energy.

Two wind farms supplied nearly half of Puerto Rico's renewable generation in 2016;
one of them, the 95-megawatt Santa Isabel facility, is the largest wind farm in the Caribbean.

As of June 2017, Puerto Rico had 127 megawatts of utility-scale solar photovoltaic generating capacity and 88 megawatts of distributed (customer-sited, small-scale) capacity. In the first six months of 2017, more renewable electricity came from solar energy than any other source.

Puerto Rico is a large Caribbean island of roughly 3,500 square miles located in the West Indies.

The maximum length from east to west (from Punta Puerca to Punta Higuero) of 180 km (110 mi) and with a maximum width from north to south (from Isabella to Punta Colón) of 65 km (40 mi). Comparative area: approximately three times the size of Rhode Island.

It’s the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles chain, which also includes Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola (divided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic). After centuries of Spanish rule, Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States in 1898 and has been largely self-governing since the mid-20th century. It has a population of some 3.4 million people and a vibrant culture shaped by a mix of Spanish, United States and Afro-Caribbean influences.

After three separate votes in 1967, 1993 and 1998 reaffirmed Puerto Rico’s commonwealth status, a majority of residents who voted in a 2012 referendum said they were not satisfied with the status quo, and indicated their preferred choice was independence over statehood.

Hundreds of thousands of voters left the second part of the referendum blank, however, leaving the question open for further debate. A fifth referendum in 2017 ended in a majority vote for statehood, but only 23 percent of voters (a historic low) turned out.