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Jun. 6th, 2016

cheers - smiling flower


Here comes California!

Many, if not most of you, probably want to see Bernie Sanders win.  So, before the next primaries tomorrow, here's your chance to check out  bernie2016! And all my efforts linked over at liberal_plus. Thanks!

May. 6th, 2016



Election brainage.

I have knocked my self out thinking and posting about the election. I am pro Bernie and anti-Hillary. So, you can access these posts now via http://liberal-plus.livejournal.com/7435.html. My latest is possibly the most important. ta - mm101

Apr. 5th, 2016

cheers - crackie


On the Ballot ! - "End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy" - (x-post)

Vote to Overturn Citizens United on April 5 in Wisconsin!

[March 28, 2016] - Besides the one for President and for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, there will be another important vote to cast on April 5 in 11 Wisconsin towns or cities. And that’s to vote to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s horrendous decision in the Citizens United case back in 2010 and to proclaim, once and for all, that corporations aren’t persons and money isn’t speech.

Such a resolution is on the ballot in Belmont, Beloit, Brodhead, Clarno, Darlington, Janesville, Lancaster, Monroe, New London, Platteville, and York.

The Citizens United case said that corporations, unions, and other associations can spend unlimited amounts of money to elect candidates of their choice. And it contained two of the most naïve statements ever written in a Supreme Court decision:

“Independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption,” and, “The appearance of influence or access, furthermore, will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy.”

In the last five years in Wisconsin, resolutions to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United have passed by overwhelmingly margins in 61 villages, towns, cities, and a few counties in Wisconsin. That makes Wisconsin one of the leaders in the nationwide movement to get money out of politics.

The mainstream media is ignoring this movement. But it’s growing fast.

For more information, go to wimta.org or email wisconsin@unitedtoamend.org. - (Source again: )

2014 - A Dozen Wisconsin Communities Challenge Corporate Personhood With Vote to Overturn Citizens United
2011 - More Cities and Counties Pass Resolutions in Support of Amending the Constitution

MOVE TO AMEND in your home town! - "We the People, Not We the Corporations"

And thanks to Bernie Sanders for infusing energy into campaigns against corpocrat personhood; money-speak; the $15 minimum wage; for extinguishing the TPP; for taxing the so-called "upper" 1%, and for giving the majority of Americans a fair shake at obtaining a decent and free life in these maddening times. For the great LJ BERNIE site, go here: bernie2016

I would feel remiss without also thanking the phenomenal Donald Trump for, somewhere behind his narcissistic tantrums, cobbling together an alternate rebuke of the Establishment*, which rejects the TPP, and some other dreams shared in common with Bernie, although one could hardly guess it from the media coverage.

Please see also: o_c_c_u_p_y, madison_fights, and move_to_amend. While you think and act local, don't forget to keep LiveJournal communities alive!

*(Note: This word was first reintroduced into the national conversation by the Bern).

Jan. 19th, 2016


LJustice - ?

madman101 (moderator) cannot log into his journal.

his LJ password was lost when his laptop was destroyed.

his associated Yahoo email/ address was earlier deleted by Yahoo, due to inactivity.

therefore, there is no way to log in to LJ at the moment, since the email is needed to confirm.

there was a chance that a new yahoo account could be created under the same, old name. however, that Yahoo email username has already been taken - which is strange.

the worst part of all this is that LJ has not responded to a letter sent by mail, giving all sorts of info, including the credit card number used by the LJ madman101 account!

this credit card number has recently been renewed.

so, I'm sure that LJ will be very happy to continue to charge that card, for an account which it won't allow the user to access!

LJ - if you are reading this: You know who you are!

OCCUPY LJ !!!!!!

Sep. 4th, 2015



Wealth inequality leading towards collapse.

Charts show possible scenarios for collapse of civilization.


Jun. 24th, 2015




The outrage is that Congress is pushing ahead the TPP, selling us all into economic slavery. Please contact your Senators and demand that they stop!

As of 2:15pm, Chicago time, there is only a few hours left to make the call, before the vote is taken. If there is no immediate backlash, the vote is going to pass.

The immediate situation is this: The TPP has already been passed - but it depends on whether the TPA now passes in the Senate, in a few hours from now.

The TPA, ("Trade Promotion Authority"), is necessary to, "Fast Track," the TPP, i.e., ram-rod it through Congress for its final vote, with no changes by Congress.

SO: The important thing is to stop the vote on TPA - ASAP!

Please call your Senators!!! Yell bloody hell! Or try the polite approach:

202/224-3121 Senate / House public switchboard

(NOTE: The Democrats, supported by Progressive conservatives, managed to stop the TPP from going through - UNTIL the passage of the TPP yesterday. They voted against a (TPP) "pro-jobs" bill, because to do so would head off the TPP at the pass. But, now with the TPP being passed, guess what is happening?

(Obama is telling Democrats, "The TPP is on my desk, and I AM GOING TO SIGN IT. So - now you MUST vote for the (red-herring) pro-jobs bill, or else be blamed for the eventual JOBS failure of the instituted TPP).

I hope I am not confusing you. There is a lot more to the story - all about deception and coercion, and duplicity, kissing up to secret corporate campaign doners.

The main thing is: It all depends on today's vote on the TPA in the Senate!

Why the Senate Must 'Vote No' on Fast-Tracking the TPP - http://ecowatch.com/2015/06/22/senate-fast-tracking-tpp/
- Fast Tracking the TPP harm the environment and accelerate climate change. We cannot allow a trade deal that will put corporate profits above our climate...

Today's big Senate trade vote, explained - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2015/6/23/8831733/senate-tpa-tpp-vote
- The Senate will vote today on legislation that could finally give President Barack Obama trade promotion authority (TPA). The measure would guarantee trade...

TPP Senate Vote Today: Call NOW!! - http://crooksandliars.com/2015/06/tpp-senate-vote-today-make-some-calls
- A month ago, the Senate voted against the "Fast Track" trade giveaway bill. But the job thieves didn't give up - they held another vote, a week later. Thanks to some...

May. 25th, 2015

eat kochs



Tens of thousands march worldwide against Monsanto and GM crops

The Guardian (May 24 2015): The third annual March Against Monsanto – begun by the Occupy movement – was held in around 400 cities in more than 40 countries from the Americas to Africa and Europe.

About 2,500 people staged anti-Monsanto protests in the Swiss cities of Basel and Morges, where the company has its headquarters for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Up to 3,000 protesters, rallied by environmental organisations including Greenpeace and anti-capitalist group Stop TAFTA, gathered in Paris, with Monsanto’s market-leading herbicide Roundup the main targets of protesters’ anger.

The controversial product’s main ingredient was recently classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organisation.

“Looking for mass suicide? Go for Roundup,” read one placard at another French protest in the western city of Rennes.

(Link above)

A litte more:Collapse )

Jan. 27th, 2015




I have made a post which I think is significant and accessible, which may be of interest to you. You can read this and others here: http://madman101.livejournal.com/tag/-posted%20to%20o_c_c_u_p_y .

If you want to know more about the "origami universe" please also see my tags. More may be available if you add me.

I hope you are all have a fairly good, if not thoughtful, new year!

Dec. 24th, 2014



Homeless in Detroit

Remember when cities were coming up with the most obscure, niggling little ordinances to get OCCUPY protesters off of park properties, etc.? At least there is a little bit of compassion peeking up in Detroit...

“They’re not breaking any laws that are violent in nature or effecting quality of life issues,” Woody said. “If they did want to leave, we would help them with what resources we could muster, but discussions may need to be had soon in finding them something a little more permanent.”

Tent city springs up in shadow of downtown Detroit

The city’s homeless numbers swelled over the past decade as manufacturing and other jobs disappeared and homes were lost during the national foreclosure crisis. About 16,200 of Detroit’s 680,000 residents — almost 2.4 percent — are believed to be living on the streets or in temporary shelters.


Dec. 12th, 2014




We need to refer to the Omnibus Spending Bill, now in the Senate, as the FRANKENSTEIN BILL. Because that's what it is. A monster of many deadly parts.

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