The U.S. Deserves Its Own Nuremberg Trials

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

This smart, insightful article deserves to be read widely and acted upon:  https://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/The-U-S-Deserves-Its-Own-in-Best_Web_OpEds-Afghanistan-War_Donald-Rumsfeld_George-W-Bush_International-190325-349.html        

Militarism is the U.S.’s national religion!

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A retired Air Force officer who was raised Catholic wrote this powerful article. It deserves to be read widely. Here it is:  https://truthout.org/articles/military-might-is-our-national-religion/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f6a2f5ca-73b0-41a9-bf35-b85dcd8f0210        

Korea: Recent information, insights and recommendations

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Diplomacy with North Korea should include reuniting families separated in the early 1950s. See this article:  https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/455595-reuniting-families-is-a-critical-step-in-diplomacy-with   Urge Congress to finally END the Korean War, which has never been officially ended. Most Americans — and probably most members of Congress — do not know that THE KOREAN WAR WAS NEVER OFFICIALLY ENDED.  A truce was proclaimed about 70 years ago, but the war is OFFICIALLY still underway.  NOW WE MUST FORMALLY AND EXPLICITLY END THE WAR! The Korean Peninsula needs stable peace.  On June 30, 2019, Trump visited North Korea, which was a positive step, but nobody trusts Trump […]

Pass the law that will allow law suits against gun manufacturers – Sign the Petition

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Conservatives believe in the glories of the “market” in driving public policies.  But they avoid using “market” solutions for certain kinds of issues. Let’s make gun manufacturers LEGALLY AND FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE for the expensive damage their products cause?  Several years ago cigarette manufacturers were held responsible and provided funding for state governments.  Gun manufacturers impose huge costs upon individual victims and their families, and also local governments (policing, courts, etc.), and health providers (hospitals, insurance companies, etc.).   See more information and sign a petition is at this link: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/95d58ea293aa01df1dcbb603a2f65721dc330525/?link_id=1&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-firstname-default-friend-pass-the-law-that-will-allow-law-suits-against-gun-manufacturers&email_referrer=email_594753&email_subject=firstname-default-friend-pass-the-law-that-will-allow-law-suits-against-gun-manufacturers      

Extreme Inequality Is Driving Anxiety and Depression in the U.S.

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Economic inequality is a SERIOUS CRISIS in the U.S. — not only because it is economically unjust, but also because it hurts our health and mental health. See this article:  https://truthout.org/articles/extreme-inequality-is-driving-anxiety-and-depression-in-the-u-s/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=84b92979-bb4e-43d9-975d-6146d244cab9        

Urge Congress to pass “No First Use” legislation to prohibit starting a nuclear war — and other bills opposing nuclear weapons!

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

SUPPORT the “No First Use” bills: The U.S. Constitution explicitly states that only Congress can declare war, but since 1945 presidents have claimed the de facto power to start the most horribly destructive war possible without any congressional approval, and Congress has allowed that unconstitutional power to persist. We must restore the Constitution – especially now during the Trump era. • S.200 and H.R. 669 are companion bills. • S. 272 and H.R. 921 are companion bills. Senator Markey and Rep. Lieu introduced Senate and House legislation (S. 200 and H.R. 669) that would limit Trump’s (or any subsequent president’s) […]

Presidential candidates MUST pledge “No First Use” of nuclear weapons! But CNN’s debate journalist BIASED his question about this.

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Most Americans want a “No First Use” protection against starting a nuclear war.  But during an early August 2019 presidential debate, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked about it in an extremely biased and deceptive way by referring to “No First Use” as “tying the President’s hands.” Actually, “No First Use” is REQUIRED BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, which explicitly says ONLY CONGRESS has the authority to declare war.  However, since 1945 a de facto loophole has existed in which a president has grabbed the power to start the biggest war of all — a NUCLEAR WAR — without getting Congress to declare […]

Russian nuclear-powered missile explodes, kills people, and contaminates area. We must STOP the new arms race!

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

This outrageous accident on August 8, 2019, should be yet another wake-up call to the whole world.  We must abolish nuclear weapons! Nuclear warheads are placed on missiles, but Russia designed a missile that itself is powered by a small nuclear reactor onboard.  This power source would enable Russia’s nuclear missile to stay aloft for a very long time and attack a target anywhere in the world. On August 8, 2019, one of these missiles blew up, killed some scientists and engineers, and contaminated the nearby geographical area.  Russia designed this horrible nuclear-powered missile in order to overcome the U.S.’s […]

BLOG: Trump has SEVERE psychiatric disabilities. Here are links to several articles.

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Article #1:  Bully-in-chief: Experts say Trump’s ‘antisocial personality disorder’ fits a pattern. I have read a number of articles in which experts in psychology and psychiatry explain Trumps mental illness. This article does a good job and points out some interesting political aspects. While mental illness is not an impeachable offense, the 25th Amendment is a remedy. I am interested in that too, but that’s a long shot because the leadership for using that remedy would have to come from people close to Trump. https://www.alternet.org/2019/07/bully-in-chief-experts-say-trumps-antisocial-personality-disorder-fits-a-pattern/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=828   Article #2:  Yale psychiatrist predicts Trump’s ‘disgrace and downfall.’ The article is at this […]

Solid info + smart insights: Psychoanalyst says Trump’s ‘mental pathology’ means he ‘hates reality.’

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The quotations I have included here include some links to source materials.  Those links are live in the full article, which I have linked at the end of this blog post. The article I have linked at the end of this post starts with this paragraph: Donald Trump is a living, breathing national emergency. Our president has repeatedly encouraged violence against his perceived enemies — and at least some of his supporters are following his lead. These are not isolated incidents. There are dozens of court cases where Donald Trump has been cited for “inspiring” acts of violence and other […]

Military spending HURTS job creation. Lavishing billions on the Pentagon does NOT help employment.

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

For more than half a century, economists have been PROVING that military spending does NOT create jobs. A billion dollars spent on education, housing, health, or other civilian activities creates MORE jobs than spending that billion dollars on the military. Indeed, a sentence way down in the article linked below says:  “Military spending actually proved to be the worst job creator of any federal government spending option those researchers analyzed.” If we want jobs, we should CUT military spending and INCREASE spending for worthwhile civilian activities. Now after more than half a century of articles reporting these findings, here is […]

Pass a law to allow victims and families to hold gun manufacturers accountable for the violence they cause!

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Mass shootings plague the U.S., but many politicians offer only “thoughts and prayers.”  Some other politicians urge passing several kinds of laws to reduce gun violence. Buy why not pass a law to hold gun manufacturers LEGALLY AND FINANCIALLY ACCOUNTABLE for the violence their products cause?  Let’s allow victims, families, local governments, and public health advocates to sue them for damages.  Then the glories of the “free market” can do its magic! Here are some information and a petition you can sign:  https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/95d58ea293aa01df1dcbb603a2f65721dc330525/?link_id=1&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-your-daily-funnies-august-12-2019&email_referrer=email_594985&email_subject=your-daily-funnies-august-12-2019            

Trump does something that Nazi Dr. Mengele did at a concentration camp: separate family members from each other

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Today I posted a blog item comparing Trump’s rhetoric and policies with Hitler’s when Hitler was gaining power.  Although those two differ in their cruelty, the similarities are striking. One similarity is that a high-ranking Nazi official, Dr. Mengele, worked at a Nazi concentration camp where many thousands of Jews and other “undesirable” people arrived, and Mengele broke families apart. He sent some family members to suffer in the camp, and he sent other members of the same families to die in the ovens. Although Trump is not conducting mass slaughter like Trump did, Trump has deliberately and hatefully targeted […]

Trump reportedly employs MANY undocumented immigrant workers

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Voters hate hypocrisy in their politicians! Since Trump’s inauguration I have read several news articles reporting that Trump has been employing MANY undocumented immigrant workers.    Yet another article was posted on August 12, 2019, with the headline “Top official refuses to say if Trump is also being investigated for exploiting undocumented labor.” The link is at this URL:  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/12/1878481/-Top-official-refuses-to-say-if-Trump-is-also-being-investigated-for-exploiting-undocumented-labor?detail=emaildkre      

The world is uniting for international law, against US empire.

August 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The world is uniting for international law, against US empire. Below I have linked an informative article (Aug 12, 2019, by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers) that focuses especially on the U.S.’s failure to overthrow Venezuela’s government.  It mentions the Non-Aligned Movement as a mobilizing force. Besides opposing the U.S.’s “regime-change” efforts, the article also opposes the U.S.’s cruel economic sanctions against many nations, and it upholds international law. Here is the interesting, informative article:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/08/12/the-world-is-uniting-for-international-law-against-us-empire/