JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am China invests $1 Trillion in Europe, Asia & Africa. What is America doing ? 

 

 

 

Where are we today? According to the Financial Times the US lags behind in infrastructure development and GDP even as China ambitiously moves forward with a trillion dollar investment to develop Europe, Asia and Africa’s aging infrastructure.  China will give these nations the cash they need to build their roads, bridges and transportation hubs. Iran will become the hub for all of these programs, duplicating the “Silk Road ” of the Ancient World.

While we are unable to agree on infrastructure programs for our nation or acknowledge the individual needs of our States, the rest of the world is improving their own infrastructures and creating new businesses.

By uniting we can change our story, too! We have the money and the resources in America to develop our own infrastructure. It may be too late for this year. However, in six months every state should be capable of identifying their critical infrastructure.
With help from “We the people”, America can develop and target funds for massive infrastructure rebuilding.  Don’t let Congress propose tax cuts for the wealthy, when we want more, not less of the economic pie!  To get there, I propose creating the following data banks, call your representatives, and run for local, state and federal office.

They say millions of jobs exist.  Prove it!  Where is that database I’ve been requesting for 4 yrs?  We need:

  • A national jobs data bank
  • A National Apprentice program starting in Junior High School
  • Corporate America should be publishing their Job openings along with salary expectations and their requirements for technical skills.

“I’m from Missouri, I need to see job listings I can believe in!”  If Americans are going to compete against the global economy, we should decide if we want to carve out our own niche or become the most educated quality and customer- dedicated employee on the planet. Take the 90-day challenge: Advocate or run for office.

We are not a country of followers; we are a country of doers!  If we don’t work or plan now for the next 40 yrs, we will truly lag behind in the world.  Advocate for change now. Start running for local government today.  I met several potential Council women and one local Congressman.  Donald Trump’s horrendous disregard for the American working class has motivated decent folks to run for government office.  He’s done the same for the ACA – made it popular!  Don’t worry, we’re not going to let anyone take away our entitlements. We will raise our voices and stop the partisan rhetoric coming out of Washington and replace it with solid requests for jobs and a basic safety net.

Quantative Easing for the middle and lower classes is beginning to sound more reasonable every day. Especially when I hear that so many lack savings for emergencies. Why not use $1.7 trillion of the $4.5 trillion the Fed holds in bonds to cut a $12,000 check for each of the 154 Million poor and middle class American families? The time to do something is now. Americans have waited 9 years for a positive change in the economy. How many more years are we prepared to wait?

In the next few weeks, I’ll be seeking endorsements for my campaign and placing a solicitation for funds on CrowdPac!
See you at 11 am dear followers.

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Joyce AmericaSpeaks Periscope@11am Does Fox News give you the News? Entertainment?

 

 

 

Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Does the Fox News Channel dispense News? Change the Channel and hear something different!

Why do some people watch and believe Fox News?   I question whether it is a powerful media tool used to propagandize the right’s message, our President’s message  and not daily news and analysis?   Much of the news is not even presented.  Where is world news and their thoughts on foreign and/or domestic policy? Where are the facts?
How do I know those listening to Fox are not getting all the news and/or facts? I read the news all over the globe. I’m skeptical of the truth and concerned as a journalist that I provide my followers with accurate factual news. The facts are important to me. I’ll spend hours tracking news stories to confirm their veracity.
That is who I am and who my followers are. We value the truth, not fake news or fake facts. We don’t want to live in a state of denial. Look what happens when you deny the facts.

Several weeks ago, London experienced their worst fire in a high-rise residential apartment house because landlords and the government ignored vital facts about aluminum clad buildings. At last count, 76-80 people died. Why didn’t anyone review the facts? Why was this cheaper, dangerous method used when this product was banned in other nations? We will learn the facts though many more may be hurt and injured while we learn.
You’re probably thinking, what does this have to do with Fox News? Who’s going to suffer? Are the stakes equally high? Life and death? The short answer is Yes. Why?

 

I listened to a Fox News disclaimer on the Russian interference in our elections. Despite all of our intelligence evidence of Russia’s hacking into the 2016 elections, Fox is pushing its version of false news pretty hard. I keep wondering why? What do they gain by misleading people? What do they gain by supporting Trump no matter what the personal cost to Fox watchers and believers? They create an atmosphere of us v. them.
That’s simply not true. Whether you are white, black, yellow or brown, whether you live in rural or urban America, if you’re poor, working poor or part of the dwindling middle class, we’re all suffering together. We’re all underemployed; we’re all concerned about healthcare, education, infrastructure, and good paying jobs.

 

Don’t just listen to Fox News. If you do and you’re not like the rest of us grazing the news, you’ll never know when you should be concerned about current events. Whether you stay in your media silo or not, crisis and politics will affect you! It affects all of us.
Fox is very clever in their denial of the facts. Read my Twitter Posts of the news from around the World. Then you’ll be informed and understand that your increased knowledge is pro America and Pro Democracy . Why accept anything less? You have the power to turn the channel and participate in the Democratic process, why be a bystander, when you can write your own story?  Try PBS. it’s unbiased.  Or read the Financial Times or the Washington Post.

I’m not an ideologue. I try to seek out the truth and provide unbiased facts.
Have a great day. See you at 11 am Monday.
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Systems are broken, fix them & return to “good paying”jobs ! 

 

 

Don’t break out the Champagne yet. McConnel is merely reloading and reassessing how much more he has to give to get votes. Kicking the problem down the road further out may snare some. Don’t be fooled he and Trump need this win, even if it kills all of us! Wait and See!

 

  • Like all significant unsolved , yet solvable problems in our World, another fix delayed until the right spin,  not healthcare solutions,  is devised. 

 
Our leaders , it appears,  don’t make workable fixes for the “common good”.   Why bother? They’d rather plan for chaos and catastrophe on someone else’s watch!

 
Healthcare can be fixed by calling on key players : the Insurance Companies, Big Pharma , the Hospitals and physicians and patients!   Give them time together with the experts and we’ll get an affordable quality healthcare system. When you work in the dark, no promises can be achieved to aid “we the People”. Must be their plan, voters are expendable.

 
Riders in our subway systems are expendable too! NYC subways are overcrowded and underfunded and ear piercingly loud. Not to mention reaching a point of non functional! What are NY ‘s legislatures doing bickering over,  jurisdiction?   Rather then fixing the problems of a 112 yr old system our Railroads are deteriorating as we use them.   Maintenance and repairs must be scheduled to allow 6 million riders a smooth efficient means of transportation to work. We can’t kick the can down the road any longer.  There is a real need to spend money on our crumbling Infrastructure now.  We’ll get several “bangs” for our buck,  more good paying jobs for enough people sooner rather then later!

 
England already believes deregulation has been overused. They’re going to have to reclad hundreds of buildings.

 
The new Ransomeware striking the World shows us our tech vulnerabilities. Are we seeing chaos everywhere?

 
We have enough reasons to start massive National Infrastructure programs. The needs exist to move whole sectors back into economic solvency. The Political will? They prefer to collect two salaries: one from “we the People” and the 2 nd unlimited salary,  from their benefactors. Ah well! How long do we allow Late Capitalism to rule our lives when economic solutions exist to provide work for all!

 
See you at 11 am and we’ll chat.
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Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Je suis Humain!  Tu es Humain! We’re not perfect…

Je suis Humian! Tu es Humian ! Being human, is a blessing and a curse.   There is no perfection in humanity.

 
Without perfection we can’t judge ourselves or be judged. We are what we are! That’s why we  live with Laws and Regulations , or we experience chaos.

 
No sense hating Trump and his proposals , he is a symptom of our changing time. No sense hating or feeling miserable for ourselves either, who knew we were plunging into unknown territory for us and our kids?

 
Though the knowledge was staring us in the face, we collected wounds like badges of honor. It felt good for a while, being a victim, carrying grudges and despair has it’s limitations. It is far better to accept our role in our own demise and figure out a way to move forward.

 
Yesterday, I  jokingly told a friend I could do anything.   She responded, “can you play Rachmaninov”?   and I said,  no. I’d leave that expertise to her, a concert pianist. I admit my fallibility and  will gladly ask for your help.

 
We’ve remained silent too long; Suffering  in silence, being calm, carrying  on!   That’s ok once we’ve got a plan to take back our Country and our moral compass from the Barbarians holding us hostage. Till then , we must unite and  understand our common plight .  70% of us are in the Middle and lower classes.  We out number the wealthy 3 :1 .   Let’s commit to do something to make our lives meaningful. Strike for the Common Man which is most of us and let’s demand a reinstatement of our values, our sense of community and equal opportunity for all.   Nothing less will do.

 
No more fretting about tomorrow. Tomorrow is here and it belongs to us! Carpe Diem. !

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JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Wednesday: Don’t like Legislation? Litigate & ask for damages through class action law suits

 

 

 

Forget negativity. Forget suffering. Why can’t we the people fight back through the courts, using Class Action Law Suits? 

 

  • The Court’s have blocked Trumps travel ban.
  • Attorney Generals from Washington, DC and Maryland  are suing Donald Trump  for the right to review & release his tax returns.

Why can’t “we the people” call Trump, the appropriate Cabinet Member and Congress to account for their draconian actions and hold them liable for harming “we the People”?
If people start to lose healthcare due to inaction on providing subsidies to the insurance companies, sue!  Litigation is the tool of choice in a country of Laws and Justice. 

 
I think we should be ready with an injunction, a cease and desist order, to prevent the Senate moving forward on egregious legislation. Why sweat the details or wring our collective hands when we can block bad legislation legally? Anyone should be willing to take on the People’s case, it would be precedent setting.

 

  • So,  if all else fails Sue and ask for damages. 

Next Unionize all 1099’s ! The only way to get rights is to demand them and strike for them. When management knows you have a voice they respond. No one responds to an apathetic majority.   In 1907, when the mine workers protested poor wages and working conditioned , they struck and won.

 
However, I have a caveat; if and when we  decide on a National Strike for our return to a better way of life, don’t take to the streets,  stay home. Patronize local shops and don’t go to the stores owned by multinationals unless you think they’re one of the “good guys”:  characterized by paying a living wage and  providing  vacation time and health care benefits.   Do tell the rest of  us which Multinationals you support !  The Public needs to know who  and patronize the Corporations of excellence. We’ll invest in them, if we have more then $400.00 at our disposal.

 
This is one way to stop the apathy and raise our heads high. Use the tools at our disposal to fight this system of labor oppression! Be creative, innovate and we can live our tomorrow’s today.  Let’s Litigate.  If that doesn’t work for you, consider a National stay at home strike!

 

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Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am President Trump and the definition of Chutzpah! 

What’s an illustration of Chutzpah , Donald Trump stating he is one of the righteous and  he’s  an injured “ingenue” at the same time.   Sorry, you’re not the injured party.   Not now!    You stated exactly what you  wanted  Comey to do,  stop the Flynn investigation!  When Comey, failed to take your advice,  you “fired” FBI Director Comey .  How are you different from Nixon? There is no need to raise your voice when a rhetorical statement will do?  I know, I use them all the time.

 
Therefore, I’m incredulous, when you claim you’re a victim and act like a despot.  No,  President Trump you are not naive. Your affiliations with Russia go back 30 yrs. Ditto for some of your cronies.

 
Have you forgotten about that vacant Hotel you built in the Ukraine for a deposed despot? Have you forgotten about Edward Prince’s overtures to the Russians on your behalf in the Seychelles? You remember Edward Prince, Blackwater? Betsy De Vos’ brother?

 
So many links, not leaks, are the problem. The net is so wide and deep, I fear all your cronies, including Pence, and Paul Ryan will go down with you!

 

The skeptical public  sees through your lies.   However, you can still do right by “we the People, while awaiting charges for “obstruction of Justice” , by really being among the righteous.  I’ve listed a few items on the People’s wish list.

 
We the People want Healthcare. It’s your fault insurance companies are pulling out of the Affordable Healthcare program. They’ve been asking for certainty and you have remained silent. Untie the hands of decent men and women in Congress and stop millions from suffering. Extend the ACA through 2019 and let Congress work on the necessary next steps to assure quality cost effective healthcare for the multitudes. This act of kindness has nothing to do with the Russian Connections and would certainly cast you as “righteous” in this instance.

 
While you’re claiming righteousness, stop the rhetoric on Infrastructure and jobs and start creating them for “we the People”. If training is involved, why not post job openings for high school kids. I can think of many ways for you to be righteous, I haven’t seen you choose one!

 
Sad, so sad! You deserve your business and “We the People” deserve a President. In your case, it is either , or!!!

 
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Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am I understand myself and I see you. It isn’t either or , it’s US.  We have a choice! 

 

 

 

We have choices. We may be too scared to choose them! I understand. We , everyone of us , chooses our own path to follow!

 
I’m 74 yrs old. If someone had said to me 10 yrs ago, that I’d be planning to run for the Presidency of the United States and enroll in Silver Sneakers, I’d have thought they were dreaming . Those two plans are ” in the works”, as “we” say. If you know me, you’ll understand my fear, my self doubts and my tenacity to persevere and make my plans reality.

 
For one choice , I’ve made a passionate commitment on my own , realizing that the actualization of my dream requires you,  my dear followers and a SuperPAC dedicated to supporting me , my passion for understanding our World  and my desire  to visit our planet and our Country , America, all 50 States.

 
My second choice is easier, I merely have to walk a few blocks, pay $18/a month for a supplement to my United Health Care plan , choose a few exercise programs tailored to my physical requirements and start exercising.

 
One goal I control 100%. The 2 nd one depends upon you, my dear followers and those who have yet to join our Revolution.   We don’t destroy systems, we fix them, one “tweak” at a time. We’re human, we don’t do perfection, we do fixing , trail and error and move forward. Some times it’s a giant step for man and a small step for mankind. It’s what we do, moving forward, slowly perhaps and deliberately,   to get to that giant step  forward for mankind too!

 
Since I’ve had time to think, I’ve used my time trying to understand myself and as an added bonus, I see you too! I have empathy for you, my followers, the advantaged and the disadvantaged.

 
Those with funds need to understand the many who are struggling to survive.   “We the People” were  stronger and more fearless before the Recession wiped out most of our more aggressive and confident traits. Sad, very sad. I understand the less fortunate because I have seen their decent into worthlessness first hand. I know their struggle to survive and feel compelled to give a helping hand and the encouragement to assure the successful return of dignity to someone in need.

 
With compassion, the less fortunate can find a way forward, too. If not entirely out of poverty,  with self confidence and a return of dignity anyone can take responsibility for themselves and make a choice to move forward or stay in place.   Either is a choice.  Both require the inner knowledge that the choice is available to be made.  Then,   It’s up to “the State” to provide the Social Safety Net and job growth “we the People” require to survive well!

 

The very wealthy have similar choices to make. They can remain wrapped in the comfort of their wealth, devoid of all empathy for others, or they can exercise their choice to be their brother’s keeper and move forward in our World, trying something new. Not perfect.

 

New ideas, in fields to numerous to detail once again,  to be improved upon and with out destroying what was. The recognition that we have the power to move forward taking baby steps, is enough to begin our conscious effort into creating the next phase of our Technological advance into the 22 nd Century.

 
We have a choice. We can sit back and acknowledge our misery or we can take small steps toward creating a better America and a better global community.

 
It takes one person to see themselves and those we love first. Then we can scale up our new found empathy to help each other, one person at a time.
See you at 11 am when we’ll continue our chat.

 
“The heart and pulse of the Middle Class “. All inclusive, no one left out! See yourself and dream big!