Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am. America 1st ? 

April 10, 2017

The day after the Syrian strike the  analysis is in. The Trump strike on a Syrian airfield accomplished very little. All show and no substance. The airstrip was serviceable and used this morning. Saturday 4/8/17.

More importantly, our Country is now dealing with the aftermath of GOP politicians defunding of National Infrastructure projects and science based research and analysis across our Nation. They have defended NIH, FDA, INFRASTRUCTURE, EDUCATION , alternative energy, ……the list continues.

When asked why it has taken over a week to resolve Penn Stations problems, New Yorker’s are told that most infrastructure projects in NY have been severely cut. The States do not have the revenue for a massive infrastructure program. California is in the same state of deprivation.  Sad that ideological politics controls the American economy. This form of mean spirited governing is destroying America’s recovery and destroying the lives of ” we the People”.

Our state of inequality is by design. Now it’s time to take back our Nation. Resist voting against your best interests. Vote out the ” elder entrenched” regressive Congressmen and women and let’s move our Country forward into the 22 nd Century. If we don’t start now, we’ll never get through the 21 st Century.

See you at 11am and we’ll chat.

I’ve enclosed 2 articles for your review and comment:

  1. Fake News
  2.  Draconian means testing for Federal Support leads to equal justice for elites.  LOL  Enjoy!

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The Voice of Joyce: Foreign Policy and the Middle East 

March 4, 2016


Dear followers:


As an American, I am concerned about Terrorism coming to our shores. As a realist, I believe there is one way to keep terrorism at bay, that’s with muscular diplomacy. If we care about the Middle East or Africa, we should support governments that provide human rights to their people and wish to establish working institutions based on the Rule of Law.


  • If we continue to support despots, the people get none of the aid designated for them and   all the money goes to the  corrupt officials in charge.
  • If we remove despots without putting a provisional government in place , that everyone trusts, we have a failed state and the people are brutalized , once again.
  • If you reward good behavior and compassionate leaders, people do not revolt.
  • If we promote human rights before getting to a failed state, terrorism will not have a foothold in that country or in a failed province.

To decrease terrorism we should support” good regimes” with working institutions and the rule of law.

If we continue to support despots who ignore the needs of their people we are certain to have a failed state that is a breeding ground for ISIS or their affiliates. Worse, failed states supporting terrorism, destabilize other states in the region as their propaganda recruits more soldiers for the terrorist cause. Then, Like a giant squid ISIS, AND/ or AlQaeda , et al send their lieutenants to provinces within neighboring Nation States to set up shop. Once people are vulnerable and unprotected, the ” neglected” province is over run by terrorists too! If we can’t reclaim the people peacefully, Coalition forces may be required  .


In Iraq “we” allowed the Islamic State to get a foothold in the provinces where the population was already brutalized by the Shiite government in place.  A committed group of diplomats and military advisors can support and reinstate institutions , creating  a fair and balanced military composed of Shiite and Sunni factions.  The solution seems so easy,
funding the old order has led to chaos and oppression. Train an army of the people for the protection of the people, insure stability, be committed to training the next generation of compassionate leaders without the influence of malevolent foreign powers and their proxies.


In Syria, now that ISIS is feeling the strength of coalition bombing and being cut off in the Syrian provinces, it is time to bring the warring factions back to the peace table. ( article in the financial Times 2/29/16 ” Syria Enjoys relative peace of ceasefire”)  I’ve counted 14 separate groups with a stake in Syrian Peace. All factions need to feel that we are,  in fact,  honest brokers and will maintain the peace.  AlQueda and the Islamic State, don’t thrive in States that treat their people humanely and with compassion.  A true peace is not viable, unless and until, all foreign governments and their proxies exit this state.  The long term objective is a self governing independent Syria.

Terrorists won’t thrive if we change our foreign policy.  ( This is a long term goal.)  If we reward regimes that institute reforms for the benefit of their people, we would decrease graft, military supplies and decrease our foreign aid budget. America would have a method and a policy of giving , that is judicious , cheaper and more effective,  benefiting our fellow man while creating a state that supports it’s people, rather then another despot on the verge of civil war.

Civil war is contagious. When People in one country are oppressed ISIS enters and then finds a niche and oil revenue  to maintain itself. Though their tactics are  purposefully  horrific, they do set up a functional system of government. It looks tantalizing and exciting to young people and they join their revolutionary brothers setting up ” shop ” in the  vulnerable provinces. Our lesson should be, never give Terrorists a reason to enter a country. Once there is a failed state, a government without a leader, it is difficult to rout the Terrorists. That’s reason enough to change our Foreign Policy going forward.


  • Change  foreign Policy to prevent destabilization of a society, whether it’s in the Middle East or Africa.
  • Stop the spread of terror by advocating good humanitarian Policy and supporting the people of a nation not the despot.
  • Win the hearts and minds of the people , care about their plight, intervene in a humane manner before there is strife, then we can save ourselves from international terrorism.

We can continue to be the World’s policeman, with a coalition of Nations, dedicated to diplomacy rather then civil war, dedicated to humanity, rather then despotic leaders.


If you’re interested in our security, dear followers, please read Angus Deaton’s book, “the Great Escape”. I became a believer. Bill Gates is a believer in measurable positive outcomes, too!  Additionally, I recommend, this month’s issue of Foreign Affairs Magazine, though I’ve given you a summary of their topic “GeoEconomics”, before I knew , what I’m advocating, had a name!  LOL.


If we value life, why not value this type of Foreign policy and aid. “GeoEconomics”

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The Voice of Joyce: Periscope@11AM A Personal Thank you and “all the news”

November 27, 2015

Dear Followers:

Tune in at 11AM to discuss “all the news that fit to Print, and some that isn’t”

  • My personal Thank you.
  • Black Friday
  • Continuing diplomacy among Nations in Syria
  • Your voice , your choice
  • Note: I will follow everyone who logs on, giving you a voice.  Please follow me as well.
  • See you at 11am.
  • All the best.

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March 9, 2015
From my desk to you:  Dear readers 5/21/14

From my desk to you: Dear readers 5/21/14

Have you read the news today?  While we concern ourselves with worries about Iran’s Nuclear capacity , the World belongs to Isis.  Israel is afraid to leave the Jordan Valley in fear of ISIS filling a Political vacuum.  15 recruits for ISIS have already been detained  in Israel and those are the identifiable folks.  Young kids everywhere are enticed by this “romanticized cult of death”, only they don’t see it as a brutal alternative to their already desperate or bored lives.  Young unformed minds are attracted to new ideas , especially if they are presented as a way forward for oppressed people.  Who doesn’t want to help the oppressed?  The only problem, these young kids are fleeing to Syria and Iraq to become slaves of the ISIS regime.  A well organized military unit that believes in rewarding their followers in the here and now with good pay, slave girls and whatever technology is desired.  This is a shrewd, organized, brutal regime, sweeping up whole territories in the Middle East.  They are unstoppable because, as they consume territory, they confiscate oil wells, antiquities, and what ever other loot they can confiscate and sell their ill gotten gains to Syria and Iraq.

With the support of some Middle Eastern Nations, it’s never been confirmed that Saudi Arabla  or other Sunni States are involved, ISIS flourishes with outside funding passing through Syria, Iraq and Turkey.   It has just been revealed that Syria’s Assad is funding ISIS as it pretends they are an enemy of the State?  See the Financial Times article attached, detailing the recent transactions uncovered by EU Sanctions.

  • I saw this article when using the Financial Times app and thought you might be interested:

Financial Times,
New EU Syria sanctions reveal regime collusion with Isis

Sam Jones, Defence and Security Editor

Clandestine relationship sustains the jihadis with significant income

Read the full article at:

The next article,  by Howard J. Shatz , appeared as an opinion piece in “the New York Daily News” , Sept. 8th 2014.  Mr. Shatz is a Sr. Economist at the non-profit Rand Corporation.  His article, How ISIS funds it’s reign of Terror” appears in it’s entirety.

The next attached article, read on Al Jazeera, details the efforts of a home grown Assyrian  Christian militia in Iraq, intending to reclaim their homeland. They raised the money for their Army through crowdfunding and telethons.  Evidently, People with a vested interest in this region are becoming involved.  The article is dated 2/26/15.

Based on this information, Iran may want to rethink their alliance with Syria.  Assad is playing a win win game while Iran and Hezbollah may turn out to be “cat’s Paws”, pawns in Assad’s ruthless quest for continued power.

This Post is dedicated to my friend Eunice, who insisted, that Iran was less  of a concern at this moment,

to many,  then ISIS?

You dear reader be the judge.  Certainly I will continue to write on all topics that interest US.  Politics does effect US, but we have choices.

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