THE EARTHIAN FORUM, Number Thirteen, Effective Learning Publications, 32 East Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia, USA, November 11, 2019

THE EARTHIAN FORUM is a digest of articles containing facts, perspectives, theories, models, analyses, and recommendations concerned about existential states of affairs affecting all species of fauna and flora around Spaceship Earth. Recent articles written and published by writers in Internet posts on ecological, economic, social, psychological, sexual, political, religious, and military states of affairs around Spaceship Earth are linked below as sources.



By Richard John Stapleton, PhD, CTA, Editor & Publisher

According to Michael Adzema, an anthropologist I encountered on the Internet a few years back, humans had it pretty good before they started growing their own food and raising livestock. Back in the day, say maybe thirty thousand years ago, the human species made a living by hunting and gathering food that nature provided in abundance in a few hours per day without straining and stressing themselves doing hard supervised labor for wages and salaries.

Humans lived in small groups that worked cooperatively to make a living. There would have been no need for hierarchical authoritarian management structures such as those in large corporations, governments, armies, and political parties today.

While most lives were probably shorter than they are now they could have been more satisfying and peaceful. 

But when humans started growing crops and raising livestock they had to compete with other humans for land, which they had to defend.

Over thousands of years humans created stories about how their states of affairs evolved. A common story was that human-like gods created humans to alleviate boredom and loneliness for themselves.

When things went wrong on Earth, such as droughts, diseases, and famines, humans assumed they had displeased their gods, so they created priests to figure out ways for humans to say and do things to please the gods, especially to obey things the gods told the priests they required. 

Humans gradually developed warriors and more and more powerful military forces to defend their tribes from competing tribes and to conquer land from other tribes.

This process of development stemming from moving from hunter-gathering to agricultural enterprises inevitably led to the creation of more and more specializations of ways of producing things and structuring time.

Most humans grew crops and herded cattle and sheep, but others spent most of their time fighting and training to fight, while others spent most of their time praying and conducting rituals and ceremonies to please or appease the gods; and some spent most of their time building houses and lodges, or erecting things such as pyramids, and doing many other things.

Over centuries or millennia some of the religious stories told humans they had once lived in a fabulous garden free of strife wherein they were happy, secure, and satisfied–until they angered the gods so much they were banished from their bountiful garden, according to one story, caused by eating a forbidden apple.

Stories about humans being banished from a fabulous nurturing garden to a hostile miserly world are still true in some particulars. Some humans still have to work long and hard most days to earn their bread by the sweat of their brows, and it remains true that most humans today live lives in miserly environments vastly different from life in any sort of Garden of Eden.

But evolution since the supposed human banishment from nurturing generous gardens has caused drastically different forms of misery for humans brainwashed in disparate inevitable cause-effect chains. Most Earthian humans today are relatively or absolutely impoverished, working long and hard most days, if they have a full time job, or two or three gig jobs, to stay alive; while about fifty percent of Earth’s wealth is now owned and controlled by about one percent of the Earthian human population, who do no hard physical work, or maybe no work at all of any kind, while all humans (rich and poor, workers and non-workers) are threatened with extinction caused by global warming, climate change, and nuclear war.

The major cause of the unfair economic inequality now existing among humans that evolved after most humans stopped their hunting and gathering ways many thousands of years ago is the Earthian capitalistic economic system, which enables some humans to acquire their necessities of life and other goods and services not by working but by owning capital; and the more capital they own the easier it is to acquire more capital at an exponential rate, to further increase their wealth through time.

It’s worth mentioning that a few hunter-gatherer tribes still exist today in biological jungles around Spaceship Earth, and most of their members are probably more satisfied with their egalitarian non-polluting lives than are most humans not living off the land in remote jungles, who are subjected to authoritarian hierarchical organizations to make a living and who are addicted to technological devices of all sorts that necessitate the polluting of Earth’s land, rivers, oceans and atmosphere.

Present day hunter-gatherer tribes seem to be doing everything they can to keep on hunting and gathering to make a living while non-hunter-gathering humans are slowly but surely destroying the environments of the hunter-gatherers.

However successful today’s hunter-gatherers may be defending themselves and their environments from invaders in their remote isolated biological jungles, most likely they too will become extinct if technologized Earthian humans mostly living in apartments in concrete jungles in large cities do not change their ways.

Assuming some anthropologists are right and the remote ancestors of humans today did live for many hundreds or thousands of years in a natural garden of sorts, hunting and gathering to make a living, what caused their good times to come to an end?

Did they displease their gods by doing something like eating a forbidden piece of fruit, or did they screw up some other way?

Most likely the hunter-gatherers were not banished from their good life in their garden because of violating an arbitrary godly commandment about not eating forbidden fruit. A more plausible answer is that they had to give it up because of having too much fun having sex making too many babies.

Despite having to work hard and long as farmers and ranchers to feed, house, and clothe themselves immediately after leaving their natural garden the former hunter-gatherers continued their overly-fecund sexual ways, producing by now 7.7 billion Earthian humans living aboard Spaceship Earth.

According to some versions and interpretations of the forbidden fruit story, the god was not arbitary, capricious or brutal.  He did not forbid humans to eat a real apple, and humans were not altogether to blame for taking a bite of the forbidden fruit. A snake seduced humans into eating a metaphorical apple, and the snake was a metaphorical devil, or some sort of evil. 

According to this interpretation, the god tried to protect humans from what has happened since then by metaphorically warning them about the consequences of unwise economic, social, psychological, sexual, political, and technological activity and policy-making.

An assumption of transactional analysis is that humans can learn to “see what is really going on” with themselves and others as they transact with one another socially and psychologically living their daily lives so as to increase their chances of living satisfactory lives, regardless of how not-OK their economic, social, psychological, sexual, and political worlds might be.

According to transactional analysis theory there are three naturally occurring generic life outcomes caused for humans:  winner, loser, and non-winner–caused by inherited physical characteristics and “messages” one is exposed to throughout life–and by the decisions humans accidentally make from earliest childhood about the messages that become quasi-permanent determinants of emotional, intellectual, and behavioral responses throughout their lives.

Whether one naturally introjects a winner, loser, or non-winner script is determined by naturally-occurring inevitable cause-effect chains one is accidentally exposed to in one’s environment and the accidental early decisions one makes before the age of eight about the messages. Some transactional analysts assume proportions of winner, loser, and non-winner scripts in the Earthian human population remain relatively constant from one generation to another.

A purpose of TA is to help individuals and groups insert new causes and decisions into natural cause-effect chains so as to increase the probabilities and proportions of winner scripts and outcomes in the populace.

Superceding a loser script with a winner script requires hard work but it can happen if a person somehow acquires new script messages powerful enough to control frustrating, debilitating, or harmartic script messages stored in subconscious memory. TA can provide people basic concepts and tools for attempting such a thing, requiring perhaps learning to use different ego states and transactional patterns and learning how to communicate in more effective ways psychologically and socially.

Superceding a loser script may entail changing the way one structures time, learning how to spend more time in work activity rather than playing psychological Games, or learning how to spend more time transacting intimately with others rather than spending time bullshitting, flirting, and doing rituals with others.

Using TA in some cases can help people gain more satisfaction from living, regardless of external circumstances, by enabling them to see more clearly what is going on in their lives and in their personal emotional, intellectual, and behavioral processes to make salutary changes, or in some cases by learning to accept one’s natural processes and script to focus on finding a niche in which they’re compatible.

On the other hand, a relevant question is whether serenity is possible for most humans in today’s world, beset as it is by global warming and climate change and by escalating tensions, agitations, and Game-playing among families, groups, and organizations around Earth.

TA never promised anyone any rose gardens, or eternal bliss in heaven, but it does advertise that it can help individuals, groups, and organizations become more ok, ok not only in terms of achieving goals but more ok transacting with others so as to live with more dignity, satisfaction, peace, and tranquility, based on contracts agreed to in Adult-Adult social transactions.

No one could blame you if you believe in tuning out TA and blogs such as this one. Maybe the best strategy for increasing your serenity is to tune out the world, burrowing up in your burrow as much as possible, reading no newspapers and not watching television, with no Internet. A problem however if you do this is boredom. Most humans have an innate need for stimulation, achievement, and recognition.

Regardless of what sort of cognitive structures humans might use, TA or whatever, sooner or later they have to take action, and this entails defining problems and goals, delineating alternatives, making recommendations, choosing things, trying new things, trial and error, over and over, till something works. 

1–What is the problem or opportunity?

2–What are the alternatives?

3–What do you recommend?

We live in precarious times that probably encourage people to play AIN’T IT AWFUL more than usual, a psychological Game in which Game players collect strokes for talking too much about the evils and troubles of world, positioning themselves as Victims of obsolete economic, religious, and political systems manipulated and exploited by greedy self-interested power-mad sociopathic oligarchs and leaders and their corrupt bought and paid for lackeys, especially lobbyists and politicians, however true that might be in reality.

By the same token, it will do no good for humans to passively pretend everything is just hunky-dory and swell, with everything coming up roses for everyone, living in small imaginary Candide-like best of all possible worlds, playing a psychological Game called GREENHOUSE by transactional analysts, in which players are rewarded with plastic strokes for making nonsensical positive cheerful upbeat comments about the environment and political, economic, social, sexual, and psychological states of affairs, regardless of how bleak they are in reality.

It seems to me the most dangerous psychological Game increasingly played today is IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, involving polarized agitated angry individuals, groups, and organizations who experience increasing insecurity and hopelessness causing them to blame others and find scapegoats for their plights, escalating their anger as they transmit threats from their angry Parent and Child ego states to the Parent and Child ego states of others, sometimes attacking others verbally and physically for their perceived misdeeds and beliefs. Some of the threats include the threat of international and civil war.

IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU entails aggrieved aggressive humans psychologically believing that opposing competing parties maliciously and arbitrarily decided using free will to commit the harmful actions and deeds they are accused of committing, instead of realizing the others were caused by circumstances and script messages to do what they did just like the aggrieved aggressive people were. Getting rid of the other will not solve underlying problems such as poor family scripts, poor educational systems, poor religions, and poor economic and political policies and systems.

For more information regarding the use of Transactional Analysis  to create better discussion groups and democratic processes read my book Born to Learn:  A Transactional Analysis of Human Learning. 

For more information on how to co-construct better organizations and economic systems read my book   Business Voyages:  Mental Maps, Scripts, Schemata, and Tools for Co-Constructing Your Own Business Worlds

See my article “The Evolution of Spaceship Earth, Inc,”   for some management science ideas on how Earthian humans might eventually co-construct an economic system that is viable and satisfying for everyone aboard Spaceship Earth.  This entails Earthians never doing work that machines can do better, and delegating the day-to-day management of systems for scheduling, producing, and distributing the necessities of life to artificial intelligence programs and supercomputers.

This can be accomplished using linear programming based on the general algorithmic matrix algebra form

Max CjXj, s.t. AijXj ≤, =, or ≥ Bi

as explained in “The Evolution of Spaceship Earth, Inc.”  

Flying aboard an airliner about to land at night moving at four hundred miles an hour at thirty thousand feet with cloudy and rainy weather below, which would you rather have landing the plane, the plane’s computer system or the pilot and co-pilot looking out their windows with their hands clutching their steering wheels?

For details regarding my transactional analysis and management science qualifications see my RJS Academic Vita at   


As usual this month’s THE EARTHIAN FORUM  links and cites as SOURCES recent articles written and published by clear deep-thinking hard-hitting independent writers in various Internet publications on ecological, economic, social, sexual, political, religious, and military affairs around Spaceship Earth.  I generally agree with these writers about what is most relevant about Spaceship Earth states of affairs, but each of them brought up facts, analyses, conclusions, ideas, or perspectives that were new to me when I read them during the last thirty days or so, thereby teaching me something, which is why I included them in this issue of THE EARTHIAN FORUM.  

Some Game playing goes on in these articles, i.e., a writer is psychologically persecuting, rescuing, or victimizing someone, but it seems to me the writers are generally trying to paint accurate pictures of what is really going on economically, socially, sexually, psychologically, and politically. Unfortunately it seems to me one can build a good case that politicians spend most of their time playing psychological Games.

It’s not easy, impossible some say, to separate relevant from irrelevant focal points in order to comprehend global cases, systems, and processes, while being inundated with fake news and true facts of states of affairs generated daily around Spaceship Earth, made public on the Internet, and elsewhere, to see what’s really going on, using primarily inductive and analogical reasoning, based on probability, not deductive logic. Almost never can anyone prove with deductive logic that a general proposition about economic, social, psychological, sexual, or political states affairs is absolutely true. About the best humans can hope for is to develop consensual answers that are generally acceptable and true based on probability.

It’s better to be honestly wrong than dishonestly wrong, meaning it’s less harmful to tell someone something is true when you really do not know it’s not true than it is to tell someone something is true when you know for a fact it’s not true.

I am not sure which is most harmful: lying by commission or lying by omission. It seems to me most lying is lying by omission, people deliberately not telling people things they know are true that would be good for people to know. Lying by commission is deliberately dispensing fake news, telling people things you know are not true. Seems to me it’s getting harder for most people to know what’s true and what’s not, especially with a prolific Tweeter and consummate psychological Game-player like Donald J. Trump occupying the loftiest international leadership position around Spaceship Earth, thanks to about twenty-five percent of US eligible voters. It’s hard not to play LET’S YOU AND THEM FIGHT in these times, another psychological Game identified by transactional analysts.

If you have ideas on how to democratically discuss in Game-free ways economic and political problems and opportunities in something like the Ogeechee Economic Forum at go to our RESPONSES page and let us know about them at .

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November 12, 2019

Say it aint so Joe

“Let us pause for a commercial,” by Dave Alport, INTREPID REPORT,

November 12

Has been obvious for several weeks

“Why the billionaires love candidates such as Pete Butergeig,” by Eric Zuesse, INTREPID REPORT,

November 12

Say it aint so Joe

“Trump designates November as a de facto ‘white peoples’ month,” INTREPID REPORT,

November 12


“US staged coup d’etat in Bolivia,” by Stephen Lendman, INTREPID REPORT,

November 12

Another nail in the coffin of USian democracy

“Our point remains: PBS should broadcast impeachment hearings in primetime,” by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, INTREPID REPORT,

November 11


“Who Wants to Destroy the World?” by Phil Torres, OneZeroMEDIUM.COM, 

November 11

US no longer the kind of country I thought I grew up in

“US coup plot to oust Bolivia’s Evo Morales,” by Stephen Landman, INTREPID REPORT,

November 11   

Let’s hope not

“The whole repo rigmarole underscores the sleight of hand on which our money and banking systems are built, and why it is time to change them. Banks do not really have the money they lend. To back their loans, they rely on their ability to borrow from the reserves of other banks, generated from their customers’ deposits; and if those banks withhold their deposits in the insatiable pursuit of higher profits, the borrowing banks must turn to the public purse for liquidity. The banks could not function without public support. They should be turned into public utilities, mandated to serve the interests of the people and the productive economy on which the public depends.”         Ellen Brown

“Is the run on the dollar due to panic or greed?, by Ellen Brown, INTREPID REPORT,

November 11    

Another great idea by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

“PBS, televise the impeachment hearings for all to see,” Michael Winship and Bill Moyers, INTREPID REPORT,

November 10

Another significant spot-on hard-hitting article by Paul Street

“The Real Constitutional Crisis: The Constitution,” by Paul Street, COUNTERPUNCH,

November 10

Now here is an interesting conspiracy theory for you, which seems more right than wrong to me. This fellow Pollock is the most tenacious and fearless truth teller I have heard in a while.

“USA Communist – China Nazi,” by Warren Pollock, GREG HUNTER’S USAWatchdog,

November 10

Interesting, hopefully true, but ominous if it is.

“Former Central Banker: ‘As A Young Man I Would Have Never Imagined This Would Be Our Destination,” by Eric Peters, CIO One River Asset Management, ZEROHEDGE,

November 9  

If you say so

“It’s As if JPMorgan and Goldman Vanished…,” by Tyler Durden, ZEROHEDGE,

November 9

More wise words from David Stockman

“David Stockman On How The Deep State Really Works,” by David Stockman, ZEROHEDGE,

November 9


“53 Million Americans Drowning in Cycle Of Low-Wage Work,” by Tyler Durden, ZEROHEDGE,

November 9

Could not agree more. See my article “Why Large Powerful Political Parties are Evil,” at…/.

“Chris Hedges and Paul Street: The Problem is Not Trump. It is a Political System Dominated by Corporate Power and The Mandarins of the Two Major Political Parties,” by Chris Hedges and Paul Street, DANDELION SALAD,

November 9

Here’s a new one on me

“AP’s ‘robot journalists’ are writing their own stories now,” by Ross Miller, THE VERGE,

November 9


“‘The World Could Look Like This’: Weather Channel Unveils Global Warming Apocalypse Propaganda,” by Tyler Durden, ZEROHEDGE,

November 9

What has this world come to?

“America’s Endless Wars: ‘At West Point, Graduation Day Felt More Like A Tragedy Than A Triumph,'” by US Army Major Danny Sjursen (ret.) via The, ZEROHEDGE,

November 8

Now this will be an interesting case. About time this Harvard pettifogger got seriously challenged in court.

“Alan Dershowitz being sued by Jeffrey Epstein accusers’ lawyer for defamation,” by Priscilla DeGregory, Lee Brown, and Emily Saul, NEW YORK POST,

October 31

Shows Tulsi Gabbard won the DNC CNN debates.

Shows a majority of US citizens of all persuasions and faiths might vote for Tulsi Gabbard for president.

Shows how the US two party system is ruining the country.

Richard John Stapleton, Writer, Editor, and Publisher, Effective Learning Report

“Why Large Powerful Political Parties Are Evil,” by Richard John Stapleton, EFFECTIVE LEARNING REPORT,

November 8

Another great article by Edward Curtin.  Most mass shooters we have had in the US have been “jokers.”

“What’s Joker’s joke? By Edward Curtin, INTREPID REPORT,

November 8

Another must read article by John Whitehead

“A new kind of tyranny: The global state’s war on those who speak truth to power,” by John W. Whitehead, INTREPID REPORT,

November 7


THE EARTHIAN FORUM, Number Twelve, Effective Learning Publications, 32 East Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia, USA, October 2019

THE EARTHIAN FORUM is a digest of articles containing facts, analyses, perspectives, and recommendations concerned about existential states of affairs affecting all species of fauna and flora around Spaceship Earth. Recent articles written and published by writers in Internet publications on ecological, economic, social, political, religious, psychological and military states of affairs around Spaceship Earth are linked below as sources.



By Richard John Stapleton, PhD, CTA, Editor & Publisher

“Stop Believing In Free Will To Cause Peace Aboard Spaceship Earth,” by Richard John Stapleton, EFFECTIVE LEARNING REPORT,

November 7

Worth considering

“‘Not QE’, Monetization, & ‘Definitely Asset Inflation’,” ECONOMICA,

November 6

But even if you have money in the bank when the crash hits what happens if your bank fails before you can buy something on the cheap?

“Crashing The Financial System For Fun And Profit,” by Bruce Wilds, BRUCEWILDSBLOGSPOT.COM,

November 6

So what. It’s common sense. Most likely if present trends continue, the human species around Earth will become extinct. Reducing the Earthian human population can be done peacefully over several generations, with more people naturally dying than being born. A rule such as no more than one child per female would do it. What is so horrible about that?

See my article “The Evolution of Spaceship Earth, Inc.” for some management science ideas on how this might peacefully happen at–inc..html.

“45 Population-Control Quotes That Expose The Elites’ Plan to Cut The Number Of People On The Planet,” by Michael Snyder, THEMOSTIMPORTANTNEWS.COM,

November 5


“Trump to small farmers: Get lost,” by Jim Hightower, INTREPID REPORT,

November 5

Say it aint so Joe

“Fascist pro-nuke assault on anti-bailout referendum headed to Ohio Supreme Court,” by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Waserman, INTREPID REPORT,

November 5

If something like this can be done for $500 billion then it should be done ASAP.

“These U.N. Climate Scientists Think They Can Halt Global Warming for $300 billion,” by Adam Majendie and Pratik Parlia, Bloomberg, TIME.COM,

November 4

A well written story, not what you might expect.

“American Capitalism is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation,” by Matthew Desmond, NYTIMES.COM,

November 4

And every spring gets a little quieter.

“The Writing of ‘Silent Spring’,” by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, GETPOCKET.COM,

November 3

But money did not talk loud enough for it.

“69 years ago, a president pitches his idea for national health care,” by Howard Markel, PBS.ORG,

November 3

And it’s been going on for several centuries. Cannot be cured overnight. Earthian humans have got to get smarter about this.

“Over-population is the real cause of climate change – it’s killing us all off,” by Joe Barry, CHURCHANDSTATE.ORG,

November 3

Warning. This story contains opinion trotted out as fact, not fake news per se, and probably qualifies as a conspiracy theory. Generally it’s a right wing extreme defense of free enterprise. The author asserts everything would be just fine if central bankers would just leave the wonderful capitalist economic system alone, not arguing there were would not be recessions and depressions, and much suffering caused by them, but making a case the suffering would be less than what is coming when the whole charade created by government intervention comes crashing down, like the sky falling. No way to prove any of this, but there is a grain of truth in it here and there. Fact is nobody knows what will happen any time soon. Unfortunately if Earthian human history does repeat there will be hell to pay by a sizeable percentage of the Earthian human population too soon. Carpe diem!

“The Federal Reserve Is A Barbarous Relic,” by MN Gordon, ZEROHEDGE,

November 3

Give the devil his due on this one.

“Assad Calls Trump ‘Best US President Ever’ for ‘TransparEncy’ of Real US Motives,” by Tyler Durden, ZEROHEDGE,

November 1    

A US and UK atrocity

“‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange,” by John Pilger, U-TUBE.COM,

November 1    

Harder for a rich man to get into heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle? This one might make it.

“Billionaire Marc Benioff: Capitalism has ‘led to horrifying inequality’ and must be fixed,” by Catharine Clifford, CNBC.COM,

November 1   

A great article by a great candidate

“In Defense of Tulsi Gabbard,” by Maj. Danny Sjursen, TRUTHDIG.COM,

November 1   

How the Internet evolved. Well worth a read.

“How the Internet lost its soul,” by Janet Abbate, The Washington Post, GREENWICHTIME.COM,

November 1  

Remember Madlyn Albright? Secretary of State under Clinton, a former college professor who smarted off one day, “What good does it do to have this beautiful military if you never use it?” Well we should never have had this beautiful military in the first place, but if we had to have it we should not have used it. We were never threatened by a serious enemy. Part of the problem was the Great Depression taught the US how to avoid depressions. WWII solved the Great Depression by getting USians back to full employment killing people overseas and making tanks, airplanes, ships, ammunition, bombs, and what have you in US factories, via Ruby the Riveter who learned how to do man’s work in US factories while US men were making the world safe for democracy fighting Germans and Japanese in their countries. Assuming it was necessary for the US to enter WWII the US should have kicked its warmaking addiction as soon as WWII ended and developed a peacemaking economy, assuming such a thing is possible under capitalism, an economic system that requires halloween-like vampire nations to periodically suck blood from victim nations to stay alive longer than the rest. If the US had really wanted to be a peaceful nation the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Middle East wars would not have happened. On the other hand was it really necessary to do all this warfighting to capture enough oil to keep the us economy powered and USians rolling around in the US in cars, trucks, tractors, Harley Davidson motorcycles and what have you, making USians much richer than other folks around Spaceship Earth, for a while after WWII at least?

“The real basis for impeachment? Not phone calls but murder…,” by Jane Stillwater, INTREPID REPORT,

November 1  

Another spot on article by Jake Johnson. Pretty much the same thing happened to retired faculty in the University system of Georgia health plan about four years ago when they were notified they were fortunate to be having more choices from now on. The result has been more and more costs for prescription drugs and other things. Overall health care costs for insurance and copays went up thousands of dollars per year for most retirees. Yes the retirees have more freedom of choice but so what if their costs and frustrations are greater? Buttegeig, Biden, and all the other Washington politicians bought and paid for by big pharma be damned. Profit making healthcare does not work for consumers. Healthcare is a natural monopoly. If the industry is not regulated as a monopoly by the government resources will inevitably be mismanaged and costs will not be controlled to benefit consumers. Providers will not be able to resist the temptations they will have to gouge people. Free enterprise is best in some industries, but not in this one, where consumers have to buy the product at any price or die or become maimed or chronically impaired. See my article “Why Healthcare Should be Managed as a Natural Monopoly,” at

Basically the federal government needs to regulate the healthcare industry like electricity is now regulated by states, setting equitable rates and prices based on return on investment criteria using mathematical processes, the only way in this industry to minimize cost for consumers and provide fair returns for producers.

For sure infinitely greedy oligarchs like Bezos will not minimize healthcare costs for their employees. What do you want to do, impoverish everyone but the elite rich who know how to game the system, for whom health care costs are trivial for them personally?

“‘We Need Medicare for All’, Progressives condemn Bezos decision to shift more health insurance dosts onto Washington Post staffers,” by Jake Johnson, INTREPID REPORT,

October 31

Can you believe this? Money is so worthless as an investment you have to pay a bank in Denmark to allow you to deposit your money in their bank. How long will it be before US banks do this?

“World record in negative rates has bankers testing no-man’s land,” THE BUSINES TIMES,

October 30

Another truthful right on hard-hitting article by Paul Street, except he left out that Tulsi Gabbard won the CNN DN C debates. See my article “Why large powerful political parties are evil” to set this matter straight at…/….

“Money Talks, Bullshit Walks on Cable News,” by Paul Street, COUNTERPUNCH,

October 30

Not good. This is fascism pure and simple. Scary

“Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts More Militarized US Police,” by Jake Johnson, TROUTHOUT,

October 30

Apparently we need a USian Magna Carta

“Trump Says the President is Above the Law. Don’t Let This Doctrine Stand,” by Sasha Abramsky, TROUTHOUT,

October 29


“Three things you didn’t know about the crash of 1929,” by Simon Black, SOVEREIGNMAN.COM,

October 29

Excellent points. Been saying the same things myself since the Reagan voodoo economics days of the 1980s.

“Warning! Interest Rates, Inflation, and Debt Do Matter,” by Bruce Wilds, BRUCEWILDSBLOGSPOT.COM,

October 29

Excellent article. Legalize and tax all drugs and then control them, and get rid of not only street peddlers but cartel lords.

“The Evil of the Drug War – The Future of Freedom Foundation,” by Jacob G. Hornberger, THEFUTUREOFFREEDOMFOUNDATION.ORG,

October 27

The same story everywhere?

“Over 1 Million Chileans Take to the Streets to Demand Political Reforms, Change to Country’s Neoliberal Economic System,” by Eoin Higgins, COMMONDREAMS.ORG,

October 27

Right on

“Tulsi Nails it on National TV…, US Regime-Change Wars,” by Finian Cunningham, STRATEGIC-CULTURE.ORG,

October 27

Right on

“Edward Snowden and Turnkey Tyranny,” by W. J. Astore, BRACINGVIEWS.ORG,

October 27


“California Fires Spark Massive Mandatory Evacuations; Wineries Burn As Winds Hit 93 MPH,” by Tyler Durden, ZEROHEDGE.ORG,

October 26

Is this 2008 all over again and they’re not telling us about it yet?

“Fed Ups Its Wall Street Bailout to $690 Billion a Week as Media Snoozes,” by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, WALLSTREETONPARADE.COM,

October 26

Yes, definitely. I have been saying so since 2004 on my FreeFairProgressParty page at

“Is it Time to Throw Out Both Democrats and Republicans?” by Peter Gemma, INTELLECTUALTAKEOUT.ORG,

October 26

What the hades is going on over there?

“The United States, Turkey and the SDF: The Internal War Between Syria’s Enemies,” by Frederico Pieraccini, STRATEGIC-CULTURE.ORG,

October 26

Sick. It seems they’ve robbed Peter (such as the Social Security system surpluses) to pay Paul as much as they can internally, so now the Fed and the people have to caugh up more to buy the debt. How long can this go on? Before tax rates have to be raised back to where they were in 1980 and military expenditures are cut dramatically? Or the debt is repudiated? Or hyperinflation is ignited by the privately owned Federal Reserve System punching digital funny money into their computers approaching infinity to purchase treasury bills and notes?

“Putting Federal Debt in Perspective Against those Responsible in the Future,” ECONOMICA,

October 26

Better than a .5 probability this is true it seems to me.

“Zombieland,” by Sven Henrich, NORTHMANTRADER.COM,

October 23

Here’s what’s wrong with US politics, pay to play from the git go. To win a primary you’ve got to solicit big money, aka bribes, or be a billionaire and fund your own campaign like Trump did at first.

“Corporate America freaks out over Elizebeth Warren,” by Ben White, POLITICO.COM,

October 23

Sanders is probably still the best bet for we the people, but the corrupt DNC, caring only for their own interests, will probably sabotage him again if he gains traction again.

“Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders is Not a Radical, He Has Mass Support for Positions on Healthcare and Taxes,” DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG,

October 22

Here’s why I voted for Jill Stein in 2016.

“Jill Stein Responds to Hillary Clinton’s Russian Asset Smear: ‘A Sick Era of McCarthyism,” U-TUBE.COM,

October 21

Are all but Sanders, Gabbard, and Yang bought and paid for by Big Pharma?  Seems like it to me.

“Disingenuous Attacks on Medicare for All Distract from Cost of a Broken System,” by Amy Goodwin and Juan Gonzales, Democracy Now, TRUTHOUT.ORG,

October 21

Seems like something new that might help.

“A UN Treaty Guarantees Youth Rights Everywhere on Earth – Except the US,” by Jessica Taft, TRUTHOUT.ORG,

October 21

Some good ideas here.

“Why Extinction Rebellion Might Succeed – and in Many Ways Already Has,” by Diana Stuart, TRUTHOUT.ORG,

October 21

Good economic overview by Nomi Prins

“The Federal Reserve Was Set Up to Provide Capital to Largest Wall Street Banks,” by Laura Flanders, TRUTHOUT.ORG,

October 21

The Tories and their followers made a mistake. They should have voted to remain in the EU. What Earthian humans need is an even broader EU, an Earthian Union, to combat global warming and climate change, to stop Earthian extinctions of fauna and flora, probably also including sooner or later the human species, at the rate states of affairs are deteriorating around Spaceship Earth.

“British Parliament Forces Boris Johnson to Request Another Brexit Delay,” by Sasha Abramsky, TRUTHOUT.ORG,

October 21

Ominous. Even Siberia is burning.

“Global Wildfires Are Raging, Leaving Long-Lasting Damage,” by Robert Walker, TROUTHOUT.ORT,

October 20

Here is a well-said explanation of what it means to call someone a “Russian asset” without evidence, a despicable defamatory low blow political smear job, especially when said with a merry smile.

“‘Russian Asset’ is a Meaningless Noise War Pigs Make With Their Face Holes,” by Caitlin Johnstone, MEDIUM.COM,

September 16

Now here is an interesting post, showing clearly something is wrong with political reporting in MSM and CNN land (Mainstream Media), and in DNC land.  According to this poll Tulsi Gabbard won the sixth DNC debate handily with forty percent of the vote, far head of the next best, Yang, with about twenty percent.  Biden and the rest got less that seven percent each.  Gabbard also won another such debate I saw with about the same results as this one. Yet there has been no mention of this I have seen in MSM.  It’s not that MSM publishes fake news so much by comission; apparently they mainly publish fake news by omission.  According to MSM and the DNC Tulsi Gabbard is not a serious Democrat candidate. Are these Drudge Report Internet polls anomalies?  Or what?



September 16

Go Tulsi and Yang You-Tube Video

October 11

Another nail in the coffin.

“Temperatures in Denver dropped 64 degrees in less than 24 hours, setting a record,” by Lauren M. Johnson, CNN,

October 11

Here’s a sophisticated video by a talented presenter taking advantage of state of the art facilities and computer technology, maybe the best I have seen, telling and showing you how your brain works. Well worth a watch and listen for about twenty minutes.

“Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality,” by Anil Seth, YOU TUBE,

October 9

2050 or 2100? Does it matter?

“Rising Sea Levels Threaten Global Economy,” BLOOMBERG,

October 6

Sad to say a major problem is what would all those millions of military employees do if the US stopped being a warmaking economy?

“Military Keynesianism Marches On,” by Joan Roelofs, COUNTERPUNCH,

October 4

Acceptance my foot. They used him to assert their family scripts. To learn about the significance of family scripts in political states of affairs, read my book Born to Learn: A Transactional Analysis of Human Learning at

“The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump,” by Adam Gopnik, THE NEW YORKER,

October 1

Gabbard was probably the smartest and most truthful candidate in the DNC debates, now marginalized because of DNC rules and pork barrel politics. She won a Drudge Report poll I saw after one of the debates she was in that showed she won hands down, about forty percent of the total votes of eighteen thousand or so cast. This is DNC “democracy” in action, playing the psychological Game MOTHER KNOWS BEST, and to hell with the truth, get the man, in this case, you want, Biden, to keep everybody in Washington and throughout the Deep State in the US employed and well fed, especially DNC hangers-on, with better than average income increases. Sad state of affairs.

“Tulsi Gabbard Suggests Government is Run By A ‘Small Group of Political Elite’,” by Joe Martino, COLLECTIVE EVOLUTION,

September 24

An interesting proposition.  Would solve a lot of problems.

“‘Billionaires Shouldn’t Exist’: Bernie Sanders Proposes Tax To Cut Billionaire Wealth in Half,” by Tyler Durden, ZEROHEDGE,

September 23

Here is another well researched, informative, and timely article by Courtenay Barnett, an international lawyer, who unfortunately points out the US by and large ignores international law.

“America Confronts Iran: History of US-Iran Relations and the Rule of Law,” by Courtenay Barnett, GLOBAL RESEARCH,

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