Climate Change Environment Health care

Time to escalate the war on cars: treat driving like smoking in restaurants

Here are some links about how harmful (fossil fuel-powered) auto and truck traffic are to human health. CBS News reports: Nearly half of Americans breathe dirty air, report finds Many daycare centers and schools are dangerously close to busy roads. http://www.invw.org/series/exhausted-at-school/ http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/outdoor/air-pollution/particle-pollution.html “Overwhelming evidence shows that particle pollution—like that coming from that exhaust smoke—can kill.” […]

Taxation Washington State Politics

Capital gains tax at risk. Contact legislators!

Please contact Guy Palumbo, Mark Mullet, Dean Takko, and Steve Hobbs and ask them to support the capital gains tax bill SB 5314 (“Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state’s tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax relief”). They’re the ones who may prevent one from happening. […]

Accountability

Credible allegations of cover-ups about JFK, MLK, and RFK assassinations

I eschew giving credence to far-out conspiracy theories. But given the accumulated evidence that there was a cover-up about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am sharing a link to this googledoc, which was signed by a prestigious list of professionals and celebrities, many who had first-hand knowledge of the relevant events in […]

Economic Inequality Economic Justice Taxation Washington State Politics

Only the Wealthy Decide What Social Issues to Fix

Corporate and billionaire giving helps their image more than it helps us January 19, 2019 By Matthew CaruchetReprinted from Economic Opportunity Institute Microsoft announced this week that it will spend $500 million to offset the lack of affordable housing and combat homelessness around Lake Washington. The money will be dispensed through loans and grants to […]

Politics

Russigate Denial

On many left-wing blogs, such as OpEdNews, there’s a large group of Russiagate-deniers. I don’t know if they’re trolls or if they just hate the Dems, the Deep State, and the cold war. A friend, Lansing Scott says, “Yeah, I know several people like that. They believe that any talk about Russia is either to […]