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commented on 2013: A look Back, A Look Ahead 2013-12-23 14:05:20 -0500 · Flag
Great article Dan, the solution as always was to never let ourselves get into this mess into the first place (ounce of prevention you know). But of course here we are, so what’s next? We have to work together to figure it out and forget our differences. GET MONEY OUT of politics first than everything else will have a chance to get straightened out.

commented on Politics in Money 2013-12-21 12:08:28 -0500 · Flag
Can’t wait to read it, thanks so much. I hope to learn something about economics that is new and different. My boyfriend and I were recently discussing that a strong and large middle class is actually something new even to the US. (speaking relatively of course).

signed TPP Petition 2013-12-07 22:29:22 -0500
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commented on How Did Your Money Become More Important Than My Vote? 2013-11-07 09:36:18 -0500 · Flag
Lots want to judge those who don’t vote and so did I for a long time, but hey maybe it’s not just apathy. For some it’s down right fear and for others maybe we should see it not as apathy but as “fear turned inward” or as some may call it “depression”. Depression is a lack of motivation often mistaken for laziness.

commented on We Survived the Crusade. 2013-10-17 15:13:10 -0400 · Flag
Christian means Christ in and therefore Christ like. Not old testament like, but even in the old testament people left food in the fields for the poor to pick at.

commented on How to Identify and Deal with Coffee Party Trolls 2013-10-11 14:00:17 -0400 · Flag
Thank you so much for that reminder Dan, you forgot board member. You are still a board member right? I think some come into the Coffee party thinking that it will be a platform for their agenda. We need to turn off the radio and television sets, cause all we hear there is the rhetoric, so true. I know because it gets spouted to me by many of the bus drivers here and some of my neighbors.

It is so refreshing to hear other things on the blog talk shows. May truth reign and may we find the golden nuggets of the truth because they are often well hidden and purposely to divide the population, it’s an old trick we don’t have to fall for. We are Americans and we know how to unite against adversity and WIN.

commented on Can We Talk? Joan Blades and Living Room Conversations 2013-10-10 13:33:28 -0400 · Flag
I will be listening, can’t wait. Sure it will be interesting.

commented on What Do WE, The Grassroots, Want? 2013-09-26 14:03:15 -0400 · Flag
Thanks for reminding us it’s Thursday, I almost forgot.

commented on September to Remember 2013-09-12 14:09:49 -0400 · Flag
It never ends does it? Sort of like a soap opera, but who is doing the writing of the script?

commented on Poverty in America 2013-08-23 12:32:28 -0400 · Flag
Thank you Annabel, I was wondering if you would ever write something again. I just listen to that kind of garbage last night on Cspan Book TV. You know my mom had a 3rd grade education and we were so poor but look at me and my brother now. I am a doctor and he is a rocket scientist and we are both wealthy. So it can be done. It’s not fair to take from the wealthy cause they use their money to build libraries and schools, etc.

Of course what he didn’t say is that they do that here in the US and not in Europe because here the government gives them an incentive called tax deductions and in Europe they don’t. Partial truths are the lies that usually get perpetuated the most and stick the best.

Also I think that you are right about the abusive relationship thing aka as the Stockholm syndrome it comes from a sense of helplessness and fear. It’s the “if I can only get my abuser to like or love me or at least approve of me” than maybe I will be okay. Live in hope is what we do until our dying breath.

Love you Annabel

commented on August Recess is Not a Vacation 2013-08-07 23:49:35 -0400 · Flag
It’s not how many laws we repeal but which laws we repeal, we have laws on the books that never should have been laws cause they were laws that applied when there were horse and buggies but make no sense now.
It’s is never quantity, it’s always quality, the right ones and seeing the law of “unintended consequences” and dealing with those.

It’s not institutions or things in and of themselves that are the problem it’s the tendency to to become self centered that too many humans have (to get caught up in the wrong things). That’s why we must have checks and balances and a strong constitution and be ever vigilant. We can NOT and must NOT be complacent when it comes to our governing bodies.

However, we need this type of information on how to find out the real truth, the facts and all of the facts (complete details with nothing left out). No partial truths any more. How do we do that, when do we do that? How do we stop letting them ignore us?


commented on The Results Are In for Opinion, Please 2013-08-01 16:18:34 -0400 · Flag
No one who ever has had any kind of power ever wants to give that power up. Power is a drug stronger than heroin or cocaine. Well I should say there probably have been a few exceptions cause that always seems to be true (that there are exceptions to everything).

Henry Ford didn’t just want money, he wanted to also be a “social engineer”. He looked his nose down on the working class. he thought he knew how people live and think, just like so many people today think they know how others should live and think.

commented on Overcoming Stereotypes | The Middle Ground Surveys YOU 2013-07-30 17:45:19 -0400 · Flag
Like everything else in life, wisdom and discretion need be applied. Good in one situation and bad in another.

commented on What is Democracy? | The Middle Ground 2013-07-09 17:34:13 -0400 · Flag
I would love to hear more about what our forefathers thought democracy was because I have heard too much that is conflicting and they did have so many interesting ideas from what I have heard. But we are still learning as documents are being found and validated as true documents or not. By the way those men did not all agree with each other either.

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commented on WHY ARE WE ALL SO DAMN MEAN TO EACH OTHER? 2013-05-23 14:54:11 -0400 · Flag
Thank you Vicky, don’t think I could have said that as well as you just did. Very clear and succinct.

commented on Follow Up: What the 1% Media Doesn’t Care About 2013-05-20 20:09:19 -0400 · Flag
Not to mention you only get sound bites, never much detail not even in the newspapers or online articles. Often the details give a much different picture than the broad stroke sound bites.

commented on Violence Against Women is a Money in Politics Issue 2013-05-12 12:08:52 -0400 · Flag
Is this a case of where some people think that a small difference “makes all of the difference” in the world"? A famous line: if you would kill a cop, would you kill, anyone? The fact of the matter is that people who commit violence often start “small” (as in with animals or small children) and then work their way “up the ladder” so to speak. So by the time they get around to killing a cop they have probably already maimed and killed several other living creatures.

In other words if you wish to protect the so called “top level” the best way to do that really is to protect us all.

commented on What’s Your Issue? Connecting the Dots from Campaign Contributions to Policy to Your Life 2013-05-02 16:54:20 -0400 · Flag
So sorry I missed. it. Sounds like a great topic.

commented on Scalia knows nothing about Voting Rights 2013-04-29 06:32:56 -0400 · Flag
I won’t say anything that I think about Scalia because it would definitely not be civil. However, when we use the term “clown” or any form of it to refer to another person we are usually being derogatory, which could be misinterpreted.

English is unfortunately not a very precise language so I thought that a clarification would be more representative of your true thoughts. Which there you go, it is and it is totally fact based. A true "shining light " representation of what the Coffee Party" is all about. Thank you so much Eric Byler.

Laura Simmons
I got tired of internet marketing, it's very competitive and I don't like the reputation some people have of affiliate marketers. Once I became an unemployed Administrative Assistant, I found it almost impossible to even get an interview. It seemed