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Richie Havens - Here comes the sun..just rising over Superstitions, AZ

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:07 AM (8 replies)

John Bolton doesn't want a trade deal with the UK - he wants to colonise us


So when Bolton, whose actual job is national security adviser to Donald Trump, came to London this week to meet Boris Johnson and senior ministers, the real focus of his visit, despite the Whitehall briefings, was not on a post-Brexit bilateral trade deal.

It was on regime change in the UK. Bolton, a lifelong neoconservative ideologue, Muslim-baiting thinktanker and erstwhile Fox News commentator, does not give a hormone-filled sausage or chlorine-rinsed chicken wing for a free trade pact, fair or otherwise. Midwest wheat and soya exports are not his thing. What Bolton really does care about is exploiting the UK’s recent governmental upheaval, which almost anywhere else would be described as a rightwing coup, to America’s, and Trump’s, advantage. In short, the former colonies are out to colonise the UK.

A lot to digest but well written by Simon Tisdall -

Nancy is right to put this subject squarely on the table....NO DEAL BEXIT is an abomination....and piece meal trade deals..I don't think so...
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:08 PM (0 replies)

Want to Know More About Brexit and Boris -

Lawfare podcast -


This week, Benjamin Wittes sat down with his Brookings colleague Amanda Sloat to talk about all things Brexit. They talked about the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his views on Brexit, the deadlock between Britain and the European Union, and the way the Brexit debate plays out in American politics.masterfully

What the hell will happen under Deal or No-Deal Brexit..Wittes and Sloat, most articulate and well versed - is 55 minutes..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Mon Aug 12, 2019, 05:53 PM (0 replies)

The Great Hack - documentary - Should be required viewing for all

You want to understand how Cambridge Analytica manipulated people, through ads, Facebook, this is a great documentary, as it exposes how data was mined, and then used to sway voters..not just in the US, but the Brexit campaign...and many other countries, and so much more...

You think it can't happen again..look at the UK now...and just look at all the divisive rhetoric we see here every day..

Now I am speechless...after watching HOW it was done..let's put down the Epstein story for now..watching the Great Hack will start to give you clarity..no wonder so many in power didn't want this to air...

And just because Cambridge Analytica declared bankruptcy in US and UK and pled guilty to using our data, doesn't mean another won't pick up the ball and run with it....

Brittany Kaiser - whistleblower - This article also..4/18

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:06 PM (7 replies)

So glad to hear you are on the mend..yes, the stress is almost too much to bear...

I have been so lucky to have good health..I signed my husband up for Medicare Advantage last Dec..he turned 65 in January..Feb 28th he went to a PCP (in-network, a must), and got a stat referral for a urologist..biopsy came back that sunk us into despair..since then, through all the tests, MRI was denied, but CT, Bone scan (okayed by ins), his cancer did not spread to other parts of body, nor to his bones - but he does have an aggressive cancer of prostate..urologist was still able to do biopsy..Dr. said, "insurance companies dictating healthcare"..with second opinion referral, (IN-network), he had beacons implanted in prostate, and what is called a spaceor, to protect his other organs from radiation treatments, started radiation 2 weeks ago..is 9 weeks, 5 days a week..20% co-insurance..

When I look back at all the calls to BCBS, Dr's offices for appts..it was truly a maze trying to fight through it...I never took anything for granted (info), and for the most part, it wasn't misinformation from BCBS..but from front office staff at Dr's office..I feel like I earned a medical degree thru the process..oh, and the dr's office (first urologist ofc) know who I am -

I feel bad for people who do not have a business background, or an advocate to help co-ordinate all that is required.....

I am still waiting for bills to come flying in....of course I care what the cost is, but that is secondary to him getting well..

Be well - you are a trooper.....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Thu Aug 1, 2019, 01:09 PM (0 replies)

I wish I could attend..Our Democratic candidates who qualify for fall debates surely,

hopefully will attend event...I will be in full force for Mark Kelly, Gabby Gifford's wonderful husband, who is challenging McSally for US Senate..eye on local races....

Meet Mark Kelly....btw..a beautiful pic of Kelly and Gabby at link...


One of the issues Kelly has on his website..gun safety...


Mark will stand up to the gun lobby and fight to protect Arizona kids and communities from gun violence. He will keep kids and communities safer by working to pass universal background checks, to keep guns out of the hands of stalkers and domestic abusers, and reduce mass shootings and suicides by allowing families and law enforcement to ensure dangerous individuals and people in crisis don’t have access to firearms.
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Thu Aug 1, 2019, 11:38 AM (0 replies)

First Paid AD ...watch for this ad tonight before and after debate


see link first paid ad within article..sweet…..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Tue Jul 30, 2019, 03:31 PM (4 replies)

Democratic debate No. 2: What you need to know

Article from USA Today -Democratic candidates in Detroit for the second debates of the 2020 presidential campaign …


But then you know this...
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Tue Jul 30, 2019, 12:21 PM (0 replies)

This is so full of information - I will share with DIL - all that I know

about the Philippines comes from conversations with her. She has her Masters in Math, earned in the Philippines, taught HS 11 years in Zamboanga. She arrived here almost 6 years ago - alone, with a small bag..she and my son waited 3 years for her to be able to make the journey..he did visit many times during the process she had to endure..they are both teaching in the states..last year she was so excited when the math results in her school demonstrated an improvement in test scores..

Zamboanga has a terrible history of kidnapping Americans..even their own need to be very careful - my DIL when she journeyed to her parents home in a more northern island in the Philippines, the trek taking more than 12 hours by many buses - she said she had to always be on alert, keep her head down and become a ghost as much as she could. To this day, any social media they communicate with, they use different names..my son is ret. Navy 21 years..ALL in the Pacific Fleet..he is very familiar with the need to be discreet...

I read you posts all the time..never disappointed..you seem to have an affinity for global affairs..I am not surprised by your attention to detail re this agribusiness in the Philippines..I always learn something new..

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:57 PM (0 replies)

Thanks for posting..even the companies who own the voting machines



When Raskin learned that there are next to no federal laws that govern or regulate private sector companies involved in US election infrastructure, he hurriedly introduced a bill that would prevent states from contracting with firms owned or influenced by non-US citizens. He plans to reintroduce an updated version of the bill in this legislative session, he told the Guardian. While it has a decent chance of passing the Democratic-controlled House, it would require Republican support in the Senate to become law.

That is not likely. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has been antagonistic to election reform bills, as has the whole Republican party. The party narrative is that Democrats are trying to use the federal government to take over state and local elections; the political angle is that recognizing vulnerabilities or flaws in the election system could raise doubts about the legitimacy of the party’s – and Donald Trump’s – victory in 2016.

Hey mcturte..who is gaslighting who.....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Mon Jul 29, 2019, 05:42 PM (0 replies)
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