I’ve been thinking about the midterm elections and other elections in our Country. I have questions about our current system of voting? Where is it written , ” we the People”, have to Vote for only the candidates listed on the ballot: those Politicians named and supported only by their Parties? Why do we vote … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: ” Write in” your candidate and Vote your choice. Play to “WIN”.
Dear readers I am not abandoning the home front. I knew there would be nothing new to report on the Financial Front. The status Quo persists. I am not even getting the usual solicitation letters ? Not even Gretchen Morgenson is providing new news. Instead she has been concentrating on Mozilla’s complicity in the original … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: All the news that’s fit to print and some that isn’t.
This is what I think about, before I write my Posts. My journey is our journey. Enjoy! The Economist did not dwell on those aspects of Shadow Banking of concern. When I think Shadow Bank, I don’t think Kick Starter or peer to peer lending. I think, unregulated Hedge Funds, derivative trades, fast trades, … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: just some thoughts when I can’t sleep!
How many condolences do we have to offer, before we decide to take action? Demand change? We are not helpless victims, we have real choices to make. Guns kill too many people. No one says take guns away, but we can provide an environment where we know who has guns, how many , and where. … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Questions about our Future??
Everyone asks why no outrage. Why doesn’t everyone ban together, the answer is simple, everyone is living outside their comfort zone. So much has gone wrong in the last 7 years, no one has recovered. The upper top percent of this Country are Partying like it’s 1929″. They.re taking on leverage, the banks are too … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Where’s the Rage? I’m Mad as Hell!
My personal Journey Why do I care about others? You can’t understand or have empathy and compassion for others until you understand yourself. What makes me happy? What am I prepared to lose? What is my personal comfort zone? When I closed Merit Carpets, Inc. , it was a decision that was overdue. I knew … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: My personal journey
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Lobbyists have a seat at the “Political ” table, effecting the outcome of legislation independent of Political Parties. They represent entire industries to the detriment of the PUBLIC. That’s their function, support the rights of the industry they represent by influencing Congress to act on their client’s behalf. Can their … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: I don’t want to be anyone’s lunch!
20 years ago, as I was peacefully driving through the Berkshires with a friend, we had a philosophical conversation about Democracy and Democratic values. To my partners surprise, I stated that the end of Democracy was Fascism. Not realizing then, 1995 , was the seminal year for the reversal of most of our laws that … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Have Corporate Rights replaced Democracy?
Fish in the barrel, crabs on the net, it’s all the same to US. We’re stuck behind the net, we have no way to reach Washington, to tell them of our plight. It’s a walled off city representing themselves. No more pretense. No more government by the people , for the people. Instead we’ve got … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Washington the City on the Hill
LOL: The Russian Bear, may be only Putin and his aggressive Cold War Mentality. According to the Financial Times, Russia spends $91 Billion on defense and we spend $682 Billion. We should be able to crush them, though I’m not recommending a” Boots on the ground” war. I’m just being ” snarky ” about … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Do we prod The Russian Bear?