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Puget Sound Energy campaign donations

Puget Sound Energy is planning to lay down new power lines on the Eastside, claiming that the existing infrastructure is too old and too inadequate to deal with the expanded energy needs of the booming population. They call their project Energize Eastside. But community groups oppose the project, saying that new technology such as batteries […]

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Without Amazon’s interference, San Francisco taxes big business

By Melanie Mazza  at EOI Online Two cities struggle to fund homelessness relief. One succeeds. San Francisco just did something Seattle couldn’t manage: on Election Day, they voted to tax big business to fund homelessness relief. Like Seattle, San Francisco is a tech city whose rising costs have pushed people out of the area and out […]

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Hot August Political Thoughts

Currently, we arguably live in an Oligarchy – A form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control. Examples: The Russian Federation, the United States of America. -Wikipedia This is Our Revolution. Yes, […]

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For Bernie Sanders, it's all about the base and the bucks, class struggle

Well it’s pretty clear we need more revenue I can make it make, make it, and turn the nation blue. Cause I gotta message, message the people chase. And all the right policies in all the right places. I hear conservatives calling for liberty. You know their stuff ain’t real: corporate hegemony. If that what’s […]

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The incredible venality and cruelty of Big Pharma

The Denver post is reporting: A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was on track to finalize new prescribing guidelines for opioid painkillers in January. The guidelines — though […]

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InspireSeattle: Nick Licata's Observations of ALEC

Hi everyone!  Below is an invitation to our next InspireSeattle Social, Sunday November 15th at 5:30PM at Dave and Pat Griffith’s home.  We have scored again and will have a great speaker, Nick Licata to discuss his Observations of ALEC. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FROM OUR USUAL DAY AND TIME!  Remember – IT’S A POTLUCK!! Come join us!   www.inspireseattle.org InspireSeattle Invites YOU […]

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Bernie Sanders is a social democrat, not a socialist

There’s some confusion about whether Bernie Sanders supports capitalism. During the first Democratic debate, correspondent Anderson Cooper asked Sanders, “You don’t consider yourself a capitalist, though?”  Sanders replied, “Do I consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little by which Wall Street’s […]

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David Stockman on the corruption of capitalism and the GOP

I’m reading David Stockman’s book The Great Deformation — the Corruption of Capitalism in America. Stockman was Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He criticizes the GOP for its militarism and its whoring for the rich. He says there was no need to bail out Wall Street. The speculators who would have […]