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Re: FormerStudentIntern.

We have to consider what motivates them.  And then, motivate them.

 

posted by Ciel on August 3, 2016 at 10:33 AM | link to this | reply

It does sound good. Unfortunately, I have little faith in Congress to get anything done...

posted by FormerStudentIntern on August 3, 2016 at 5:50 AM | link to this | reply

Ciel

Sounds reasonable enough.

posted by RPresta on August 2, 2016 at 10:30 PM | link to this | reply

If I was an American I believe that I would make it my life's cause. I was so proud up here.

We don't have a first lady. The prime ministers wife is just that and she has no special roll. If she wants to push some cause that is her concern. Our last PM. wife advocated for animal welfare and against cruelty and abandonment and for animal shelters. My kind of gal actually. This new madam Trudeau is or wishes to be a Princess and asked for the people to pay for an extra nanny so she could undertake her charity work....She was told no. She is not a public servant. What she does with her time is up to her. Well the president of the USA is a much bigger situation and figurhead than the PM of Canada and constantly on the World stage. A First Lady or Gentleman is an entirely different thing...although I know the Obamas brought michelles Mother to help with the girls for when they were engaged on State business together.

posted by Kabu on August 2, 2016 at 11:15 AM | link to this | reply

It sounds good to me.

posted by TAPS. on August 2, 2016 at 7:39 AM | link to this | reply

Excellent, Congress must be reigned in and start serving we the people

per the Constitution they so love to quote, wave around and are supposed to base their governance on. I am going to do my part. Change is an uphill climb, but the vistas waiting are worth the effort. Thank you for sharing. Btw, hope you don't mind if I continue our discussion here about HRC and Jill Stein.

HRC worries me as much as Trump, especially in one vital area. She aggressively pushed for regime change in Libya, rejoicing over the assassination of a long time leader and she was and is completely un-caring about the deadly chaos the country fell into and is still in. There is more to the Benghazi tragedy and her role in it that hasn't been told, imo. She is a major war hawk and with NATO jabbing hard at Russia - led by the U.S. - her foreign policy chops are a big reason for global concern, as are Obama's. Not to mention the needless provocations of China.
Susan  has said that if Trump wins, it may be a good thing in the long run because it will jump start the revolution. Not sure I completely agree with her but it's an interesting thought. I was a Bernie Sanders supporter/voter but not a highly passionate one because he has been in the system too long, aka same pockets and it shows. But most certainly, he was my choice over the other two.
I realize Jill Stein can't, won't win this election BUT the battles have to begin somewhere - if a third party candidate who sincerely advocates for a much less militaristic U.S. willing to work honestly and fairly with the world, along with a modern, sane and humane safety net and a revival of the middle class can capture enough votes and attention and the imagination of possibility of a growing segment of the population, then maybe, just maybe more and more people/citizens will become aware of the fact that they do have more choice in deciding their future and the futures of their children and grandchildren than just selecting the lesser of two evils. And then perhaps, eventually, the movement slash true revolution for change will pick up steam and grow into realities that are conducive to life and liberty that are conducive to all of us.
Lastly, I have to remind myself that we the people give our consent to be governed. So that means we accept rotten leadership by our apathy once we re-voted in the same old, same old. We debate and fight amongst ourselves but when was the last time a group of righteous believers in democracy demanded redress from their government in this country - seems folks will protest in marches and occupy places ike Wall Street and cities in California, but why not Washington, DC with the same fervor, I wonder..For myself, I have to reach back to the protests against Vietnam for the last significant time the citizenry demanded to be heard in the heart of power.
 
 

posted by Katray2 on August 2, 2016 at 7:26 AM | link to this | reply

Re: CCT,

The likelihood of Congress voting away its own perks is very slim indeed. President can't do it, as far as I know. 

posted by Ciel on August 2, 2016 at 7:20 AM | link to this | reply

Seems like a good idea Ciel. It will never take on though unless you are the President.

posted by C_C_T on August 2, 2016 at 6:40 AM | link to this | reply

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