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we do not know nor can we see the whole picture

transparency can only go so far. politics is a huge ball of tangled yarn. yes, we should inform the president whenever possible what our interests are on every issue close to our sense of democracy, our communities, our families and our individual selves. this is the most powerful tool we have: our voice! i know he listens but he has to hear from us.

the president has done much for the american public on behalf of social justice issues. those of us who are busy working and surviving must be sure our voices on economic and environmental issues are also heard.

i believe our president sincerely does have our interests in mind - and sometimes, he may appear to be in support of something we do not agree with because he wants the american public to speak up so that he has numbers and leverage to argue against the corporate and wall street interests on behalf of the middle class and the disabled, and low income families/individuals.

write those letters! make those calls! sign those petitions! call the white house! call your legislators! make your voices heard!


consider "jackie" was fearful
consider "jackie" is not completely clear about every piercing detail of what exactly occurred - just knows something happened
consider all of the faces and "names???" are a blur
consider "jackie" has ptsd
consider "jackie" succumbed to the persistence of the rs reporter and put together a story to appease the writer
consider "jackie" can't remember a damn thing but awakened to find herself in physical pain and other evidence of having been raped but does not remember any of it because she was under the influence and blacked out

also, why, why (?) would the wp be so interested in investigating the story in the first place? what would motivate the wp staff to hold a longtime reputable publication on a story about a rape? do they care about the rape survivor or are there other aspects of the story they want to prove or disprove for whatever reason?

how many rapes on this campus or any campus will be reported from here forward - by anyone? how safe will it be for them to report when they cannot remember every specific detail or were to embarrassed, humiliated and afraid to report to an emergency room for a rape kit evidence collection? how many survivors of rape will feel safe or confident enough in their story to report to police?

why don't most victims of sexual rape or sexual abuse report?

because it is not safe. because usually when one is being violated one's survival instinct is to 1. find a way to survive the trauma 2. the most effective way to survive trauma and protect one's self is to make it go away - as though it never happened. 3. keep it a secret.
Posted by hopemountain | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 03:23 PM (0 replies)

not reporting a rape does not mean it did

not occur. in addition, there are many possibilities for your other "reasons" why the story is faulted. and yes, there may be faults to the "story" - but a rape may still have occurred.

but you can ask yourself these questions - why did the writer of the story and rolling stone find the story believable? what would point to a woman being raped and then providing a different name? why would the "story" be mixed up? why would the police not find any "evidence" to support the story?

from my own past experience i believe a rape occurred.
Posted by hopemountain | Sun Apr 5, 2015, 06:50 PM (4 replies)

cannabis salve saved me from chronic,

debilitating nerve & inflammation pain from fibromyalgia. i'm unable to smoke it - but a basic cannabis & olive oil based salve helps me function and deal with the pain.
Posted by hopemountain | Fri Apr 3, 2015, 09:14 PM (0 replies)

disagree. a cannabis

group would allow for expansion of topics related to cannabis as not only medicine and for recreational use, but also many topics to discuss around cultivation, workers/laborers, etc., in addition to all of the other possible topics. "drug policy" is too narrow and conflicts with the broader impacts of cannabis as a legalized herb.
Posted by hopemountain | Fri Apr 3, 2015, 08:42 PM (1 replies)

stating exactly what progressives say

but meaning the opposite. mirrors intended to confuse the voters. exactly what the powerful .01% are intending to do to get the votes to support their "prosperity" agenda.
Posted by hopemountain | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 12:44 PM (0 replies)

their use of the descriptor "religious freedom" is an example

of twisting and mirroring progressive platforms for their hateful, sick, & twisted agenda for revamped legislation and election campaigns.

alec is particularly good at twisting progressive think into slogans for their pacs and campaigns.

in oregon, alec/kochs have several pacs with very slick ads to "protect our forests" and "protect our rivers" - with these very words to name their dot orgs. their extreme right sponsored legislators have just presented legislation (Oregon HB 3444, HB 3240, and HJM 13) to transfer federal lands (blm, usfs) to the state of oregon with the express purpose of then opening up the 'state owned lands' for sale to private ownership. and then, to allow un restricted and regulation free logging, mining, herbicide chemical spraying from helicopters, etc - and whatever the hell they can think of to make money off the rich, natural resources on current public lands/federal lands.

another recent example of alec/kochs is their effort to get an l-n-g pipeline approved calling it "opportunities for jobs" in oregon - while planning to run the pipeline through watersheds including the rogue river herself to the coast.

they are despicable.
Posted by hopemountain | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:59 AM (0 replies)

got it. thanks.

corporations are too damned big for their own britches when they think they are owed money for the money they believe they are entitled to receive even thought it is in the future and in the past and they did nothing to earn it other than to exist.
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