Ghosts in Kroger’s Kitchen. ~~ Pat Garofolo

 https://boondoggle.substack.com/p/ghosts-in-krogers-kitchen Taxpayers are paying for big corporations to destroy local restaurants. Pat Garofalo Oct 27, 2020 3 1 This is Boondoggle, the newsletter about corporations ripping off our states and cities. If you’re not currently a subscriber, please click the green button below to sign up. Thanks! ✓ Over the summer, I saw that Kroger,… Continue reading Ghosts in Kroger’s Kitchen. ~~ Pat Garofolo

Time to End the Medicare Advantage Scam ~~ Thom Hartman

https://hartmannreport.com/p/time-to-end-the-medicare-advantage The simple solution to the Medicare Advantage problem is to kill off the program. It was just a Trojan horse to privatize Medicare Thom Hartmann Sep 8 30 6 Image by Angelo Esslinger from Pixabay Share Over 100 Democratic lawmakers last week introduced legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60. There is one small problem that… Continue reading Time to End the Medicare Advantage Scam ~~ Thom Hartman

State Secrets ~~ Pat Garofalo

https://boondoggle.substack.com/p/state-secrets Photo credit: RestrictedData This is Boondoggle, the newsletter about corporations ripping off our states and cities. If you’re not currently a subscriber, please click the green button below to sign up. Thanks! ✓ The Fort Wayne, Indiana, city council is going to vote on a 10-year property tax break for a new warehouse, which will… Continue reading State Secrets ~~ Pat Garofalo

Apple Schools North Carolina PLUS: The Amazon HQ2 displacement era begins ~~ Pat Garofalo

https://boondoggle.substack.com/p/apple-schools-north-carolina (please subscribe to the Boondoggle site) Apple Schools North Carolina PLUS: The Amazon HQ2 displacement era begins. Pat Garofalo Apr 27 8 Photo credit: Stuart Maxwell This is Boondoggle, the newsletter about corporations ripping off our states and cities. If you’re not currently a subscriber, please click the green button below to sign up. Thanks!… Continue reading Apple Schools North Carolina PLUS: The Amazon HQ2 displacement era begins ~~ Pat Garofalo

‘Catastrophe’ Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days ~~ Jake Johnson

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/03/catastrophe-feared-35-million-people-are-set-lose-jobless-aid-3-days “Millions will suffer as they lose this critical source of income and the loss of spending will suppress job growth.” Millions of jobless workers are set to lose critical unemployment benefits in roughly 72 hours—and neither Congress nor the Biden administration seem prepared to do anything about it. Despite the ongoing threat posed by the… Continue reading ‘Catastrophe’ Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days ~~ Jake Johnson

Can ordinary people run society? ~~ Paul D’Amato

https://socialistworker.org/2007-1/620/620_11_RunSociety.php A COMMON argument against socialism is that the majority is incapable of ruling collectively. We need educated, intelligent experts to run such a complex system. The legendary stupidity of George W. Bush, whose rich parents and crony friends bought him passing grades and much more, or the incompetence of Federal Emergency Management Agency bureaucrats… Continue reading Can ordinary people run society? ~~ Paul D’Amato

The Meaning of “Open Borders” ~~ JACOB HORNBERGER

 https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/25/the-meaning-of-open-borders/ Guests on conservative Fox News are going nuts over what they are calling President Biden’s “open borders” policy. One recent example was Stephen Miller, a former Trump advisor, who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show, where he lamented Biden’s supposed “open-border policies.” Another was Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, who appeared on Fox and Friends, where he complained that Biden… Continue reading The Meaning of “Open Borders” ~~ JACOB HORNBERGER

What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire. ~~ Howard Zinn

https://scheerpost.com/2021/08/16/what-the-classroom-didnt-teach-me-about-the-american-empire/ The late, great Howard Zinn. [dalioPhoto / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By HOWARD ZINN / TomDispatch With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American Empire. Indeed, the once fervent denials have turned… Continue reading What the Classroom Didn’t Teach Me About the American Empire. ~~ Howard Zinn

Bees ~~ Dimitri Pisarev

http://www.thebellforum.net/Bell2/www.thebellforum.com/content8304.html?r=22-Bees-by-Dimitri-Pisarev Bees by Dimitri Pisarev with introduction by anaxarchos Published on 11-01-2009 09:00 PM 0 Comments  Introduction to Bees by Dimitri Pisarev It would be hard to name another who is simultaneously as obscure and as significant as Dimitri Pisarev (1840-1868 ). Generally acknowledged to be the most talented of a host of Russian radical writers… Continue reading Bees ~~ Dimitri Pisarev

Say No to Water Privatization in the Infrastructure Bill

https://inthesetimes.com/article/open-letter-bipartisan-infrastructure-water-privatization Water costs have soared in recent years as federal funding for water infrastructure has shrunk. Privatization is the last thing we need. Editor’s Note: The following open letter has been signed by 218 organizations. To view a PDF of the letter and a list of the organizations that signed it, click here. Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell,… Continue reading Say No to Water Privatization in the Infrastructure Bill