"Every revolution begins with a single act of defiance" -- Mahatma Gandhi

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United States officials fought to conceal details of arrangements between US spy agencies and private companies tracking the whereabouts of Americans via their cell phones.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP

A New York Fed survey published earlier this week indicated that, in the fourth quarter of 2023, auto loan delinquencies reached levels not seen since right after the Great Recession more than a…

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Israel protested with the Vatican on Wednesday after Pope Francis' deputy defined what is happening in Gaza as "carnage" resulting from a disproportionate Israeli military…

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Yesterday Secretary Yellen said the following as her trip to China wrapped up:

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba warned that “time is running out” for US lawmakers to approve additional military aid to Kiev, falsely claiming…

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“Experts analysed 14,170 people with major depression disorder from 218 separate trials and ranked different forms of exercise by how effective they were at treating the condition compared with…

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UHT milk comes packaged in aseptic, sterile containers—it needs no refrigeration and has a shelf life of six to nine months—a boon to retailers.

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Eight civilians were killed Monday in “reckless” air strikes by Pakistan’s military in the border regions of Afghanistan, prompting Afghan forces to retaliate against Pakistani military outposts,…

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It's about time? Late in the day Tuesday the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Biden administration is belatedly moving to put Yemen's Houthi rebels back on the terrorist…

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GAZA CITY, Palestine

Two babies died of malnutrition in the northern Gaza Strip amid an Israeli blockade, the Health Ministry in the enclave said Tuesday.

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Gaza’s risk of famine is accelerating faster than anything we’ve seen this century…

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"We are here today because California Public Safety is in crisis. Crime is steadily on the rise - and our public safety policy is one of the worst, if not the worst, in the nation," Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said last week while joining lawmakers in Sacramento in support of several new bills dealing with public safety.

Bianco emphasized: I want to make this clear, and I want there to be no mistake in what I am saying ... this is not by accident ... the driving force in our crisis is a radical Progressive agenda fraudulently called Criminal Justice Reform. This is nothing short of a sick and twisted social experiment where law enforcement is the bad guy and criminals are somehow victims of society and not responsible for their actions."

This radical "agenda began with the passage of AB 109, the so-called Public Safety Realignment Act. The state government failed to take responsibility for prison overcrowding or their failure to build more prisons and instead forced county jails to house state inmates while simultaneously releasing thousands of felons early. This has pushed our county jails to a near collapse and caused the early release of countless criminals thousands

Claire's Observations:  As a native San Franciscan, I weep for what has happened in my City, and my State.  

Both have been overcome and overwhelmed by collective civic insanity, and the good, hard-working people of both need to get their state, and their cities, back under some degree of reasonable control before it is safe to live and work there again, unless you are surrounded by a phalanx of armed guards.

 

And what really bites is, I remember a time when California....was so different.  I could take a bus from San Mateo to San Francisco, to hit the main central library there, and my Dad and I didn't have to worry about me getting robbed or hurt in any way.  When cities become war zones, between drugs; gangs; and crime, you have to come to the inescapable conclusion that society is falling apart at the seams.   And the bigger questions are, what, and when will get these cities get pulled back together?!?

I would never say I have the entire answer, but stable loving homes, teaching healthy basic morality, and valuing education, is a start.

For any society to compete on the world stage, their kids need to be literate, numerate; and have the ability to think logically. Unless children have this foundation, they cannot succeed in anything.  

And unfortunately, in far too many of our inner city schools, children don't get the "building blocks" of these skills, and can literally graduate illiterate; innumerate; and illogical.

And in fact, one has to wonder if this is a "desired outcome" by many in power, so that there is always a very manipulatable segment of the US's population, which will always follow and slavishly obey the dictates of those in power; otherwise, they won't eat, as they are dependent on government largesse  to keep them alive.