Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Truth v Doubt Is it all about the $’s ? Who wins❓

March 9, 2017

Truth is dull. Money is the Grease of Doubt. Are there winners & losers❓

What are the well known doubts?
Tobacco doesn’t cause Cancer .
Fossil Fuels don’t contribute to Climate Change.
Repealing and Replacement of ACA will add jobs? Be more affordable? More choice?  Do no harm.
The deficit ballooned under Obama. Obamacare added to the deficit?
Let’s chat at 11 am.

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Joyce:AmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Political Action, You too can be elected! 

February 10, 2017



I’ve been asked to provide a list of GOP Senators who are up for re election . I also have a list of Democrats in the house who are facing re election challenges.

GOP Senators facing re election in 2018. There are 8.

Flake(Az), Wicker(Miss), Fischer (Ne), Heller(Nv), Corker(TN), Cruz(Tx), Hatch(Utah), Barrasso(WY)

The next list contains the names of Democrats facing re election in the House.  They are being targeted by the GOP:

Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Ami Bera (CA-07), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Scott Peters (CA-52), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Charlie Crist (FL-13), Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Bill Keating (MA-09), John Delaney (MD-06), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Sander Levin (MI-09), Tim Walz (MN-01), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Rick Nolan (MN-08), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Ann Kuster (NH-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) (who is retiring to run for governor), Ben R. Lujan (NM-03), Jacky Rosen (NV-03), Ruben Kihuen (NV-04), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Ron Kind (WI-03).

As stated previously,  support “Congressmen “, who support most of the People, over the needs of Special Interest groups.

Now is the time for us to be involved in Government! On the local level, if you have a child in School, you can be on your school’s Board. To preserve Public Education, be involved.
Community Boards, though non paying, may be tougher to get into. They may be patronage jobs for 50 selected citizens. However, they do the ” real” work of each Community District. Sample Application :


City Councils build on the work of the Community Boards. Then there are Public Advocates and The Mayor. These are paying elected positions, requiring public signatures and votes. Election to these positions are less rigorous then election to State Assemblies and the Federal Government.
We know from watching Government in action, the rewards are many.
For further involvement;

  • The League of Women Voters
  • ( start your own group for political action )
  • Check out Facebook for various organizational meetUps.
  • A low Tech Guide to becoming Politically Active:

Be involved, see you at 11am!  Onward together!

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Joyce:AmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am “We the People” make Democracy work for us!

January 11, 2017

Dear followers:
I read President Obama’s farewell address and these words, haunted me.  We’ve been talking about the state of our Democracy, now we must all work together!

  • “If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing.’
  • “If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clip board, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.”
    I’ll take the Obama challenge. Will you? 

Let’s chat at 11 am.
” the heart and pulse of the Middle Class” 

Joyce:AmericaSpeaks Periscope@11am Race in America: Why adversarial vs compassion? 

December 7, 2016



Have you read the news today?

  • 50% of Americans believe the @ real Donald Trump should not be on Twitter.
    One reason is dissension being generated among we the people!
  • Hate crimes are being committed against Jews and Muslims and rising.
  • African Americans are being discriminated by everyone? In one instance by Hispanics.

Meanwhile , we know injustice has befallen the African American more then any other group? Why? What can citizens do to curtail racial bias? Based on a NY Times Article of African American abuse in Upper New York State Prisons, Governor Cuomo has authorized an Independent Commission to oversee  abuse and recommend solutions.

Clearly after viewing the South Carolina shooting of an unarmed Black man for a tailgate violation defies reason and raises several questions. Why didn’t the officer write Scott a ticket?   Why did Scott leave his vehicle?   How many minor violations are cited in this  area resulting in arrest or worse?   Do the citizens of this area drive without a license or an unregistered vehicle? Do people usually feel harassed and abused by police? Compassion is required  for the other instead of an adversarial relationship.

Jurors could not agree on the fate of a North Charleston police
 officer, Michael T. Slager, in the fatal shooting of Walter L. Scott,
 an unarmed black man.

Watch Video Shows Fatal Police Shooting on Times Video

How can we unite all the “have nots”  to demand equal rights and the equal right to opportunity? That is the test of America  and American Exceptionalism, the ability to unite, treat each other decently and pursue  a common cause. Is it really just  the Economy?  If everyone made a decent wage , would we  be content?  Can we unite and prosper?

Joyce:AmericaSpeaks Periscope@11am “Don’t worry, be happy” Support new people for Gov’t & our watchdog Elizabeth Warren 

November 16, 2016


In 2012 I knew the 2 party system had failed the American People. I blogged about the need for a third party , thinking I would gain momentum and recognition. The process was slower and more unattainable then I thought.

  • With both the GOP and DEMS in self destruction mode , you dear followers , may be ready to help me form our 3 rd party which would support newcomers to politics at all levels of government: local, State and Federal .
  • We can’t just let them run, we have to watch their backs making sure their campaigns succeed against the dirty tricks of the entranced.
  • A political party is only as good as the folks they promote for public office. If they do well. We do well. We are dependent on each other for mutual support.
  • Together we’ll move forward. Forming a giant wedge between the two parties. Draining the swamp once and for all.
  • Who do we represent ? America Speaks.US
  • We need 2 million signatures to become a registered national party.
  • The hard part begins as we start networking , choosing, and supporting political candidates!

Before concluding, I’d urge everyone to read Elizabeth Warren’s letter to President Trump.  “The people’s reliable  watchdog.”    Reporting what she knows and keeping Trump “honest”;  Ms. Warren questions his transition team ‘s  composition:  ”  he says he  deplores Lobbyists yet,  his transition team is  “lobbyist heaven”?  Read on, draw your own conclusions, please!



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Joyce:AmericaSpeaks Periscope@11am Introspetion & a day with out News!

October 13, 2016




Dear followers:

In the spirit of Yom Kippur, let’s give ourselves time to talk about our  time spent, getting to know our inner selves !    ” let’s walk along the tracks, out beyond the “Danger Do Not Pass” signage , toward the true self and in the direction of the Mysterious Source of all Being”.   Thank you Rabbi Josh!

It was also truly a pleasure to tune out the News!

See you at 11am.  Let’s chat!  Let’s talk about Yom Kippur and whatever is on your mind!

“the heart and pulse of the Middle Class”

Joyce:AmericaSpeaks:Periscope@11am War, Peace, Your credit

September 7, 2016

Dear followers:

We have much to discuss!  The candidates are discussing their Foreign Policy creds, while ignoring our current States of Inequality!  According to Keynes, in his last years, after the Wars and Depression, he shifted his policies on Globalization and looked upon Nation States as separate and distinct Nations, that chose to help themselves as they chose to cooperate with each other to resolve Global issues.  That seems reasonable to me.  Let’s discuss at 11am.


Additionally, since I’m still pursuing inaccuracies on my credit report and applying to consolidate my Home Equity Loan and 1st Mortgage, Morgan Stanley has passed valuable information to me, which I’m including here for your use.  Though many of the Housing Counseling Agencies are based in NYC and NJ,  they  service the entire National population,  offering help on Consumer protection rights when considering;  renting, mortgage purchases,  predatory lending, educational programs  and more.  If someone you know uses these resources,  their feedback would benefit our group!  All the best!


See you at 11am.

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