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I’m A Card Carrying Socialist and So Are You

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By AnonymissGreenNV

To date, almost every person who is involved in messaging, promoting and media, has tried and almost succeeded in re-writing the definition of what socialism is and isn’t.

As a citizen of the United States of America, just about all of us pay taxes. Our tax dollars on the local level, pay for Police, Fire Department, Schools, Roads and Road Repair, Libraries, Parks and Recreation and I could go on, the thing is, that is what Socialism looks like and what it is.

If I asked the majority of people in Nye County, “Do you think Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and/or Welfare ought to be cut?” their answer would probably be “yes, those people need to go get a job!” I believe if they knew the truth, that their Social Security/Disability, their Food Stamp Card alotment, their Medicare would be cut, they would be astounded. I hear…

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COVID-19 vs Real Life by Anonymous

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“Imagine 6 women, most of them moms, sitting around a table. One nursing a baby. All healthcare providers, making plans. Setting fear aside.”

“We discussed things like what do we do when we we run out of hospital beds? Where can we put patients?”
“How do we have enough morphine so that when people are dying and we can’t do anything for them, we can at least make them comfortable? How do we make an objective decision on who gets a ventilator and who doesn’t, knowing we have only two?”
“Do we keep one physician out of the rotation of sick people so we don’t leave people stranded when all of us get sick, too?”

I didn’t know what to say. I’ve been following this all so closely, especially what’s coming out of Italy, knowing we’re 10 days or so behind them…
… and that we missed our window to have an outcome like South Korea. And still, none of it hit me like what she relayed personally.

I told her I hoped she’d share this broadly. People need to know what’s coming.

She said she couldn’t. “I’ve been told I can’t speak out much.”
She agreed to let me share it anonymously. Suggested I edit the bit about the ventilators to say “we don’t have many” rather than “we only have two.”

Why, I asked?

“Because it might seem far-fetched for people who don’t understand rural hospitals,” she said.
Think about that.
We are at the beginning of a sharp upward curve. It’s about to get a lot worse, fast. We are not prepared for the consequences of our government’s failure to mobilize.

The nightmare she described will come to pass if we don’t dramatically change our response to this crisis.·
What I’m seeing from experts suggests it’s too late to stop this from spreading, but we can still slow it down. We still have a shot at preventing our hospitals from being totally overrun and forcing doctors to decide who to save and who to let die for lack of medical resources.
Act as though you already have the coronavirus. Do everything you can not to spread it. Wash your hands obsessively, stay home as much as you can, social distancing, all of it.

For a little while longer, we can still prevent the worst-case scenario. But our time is nearly up.
#CoronaVirus #COVID19 as well as other viruses
Microbe & diseases can be propelled in this way! Yes. True!
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Consider airborne possibilities such as floating dust particles & clothing fibers as seen via sunlight.

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Things I Worry About in our Severely Underfunded Vegas Schools – The Teacher With Soap (guest post)

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Things I worry about in our severely underfunded Vegas schools:
– Crowded classrooms.  It will take at least an hour from instruction to wash hands/desk areas four times a day – entry, before lunch, after recess/lunch, clean-up at end of day.
– Soap.   Our soap is non-existent or very weak.  Unless a teacher brings in soap, I would question what CCSD provides.  Allergy scares mean the soap is very mild.  That is in places that buy soap.  Likely part of the SOT cuts?
–  Water.   No hot water in many places.  We have a $5 billion facility need.   Plumbing is a problem.  Ive had classrooms/bathrooms which run cold which is preferable to burning small hands.
– Towels.   Towels run out.  Kids air dry wet hands.  Tissues are bought by teachers or donated.  No money – basics –  got to go.
– Facilities are old and dirty.  Schools like mine are fifty plus years old.   Janitorial staff are hit or miss in attendance.  They do not get paid and disappear. I always have my own vacuum and cleaning supplies because young kids have to have clean spaces.  I take out the trash if I need to do it.
– Testing Season.  We are going to lock kids together in a small space and demand they use a mouse snd keyboard for days.  Is part of our testing protocol now to clean the testing area hourly?
CCSD is not prepared for this.
Thousands of CCSD folks did not get paid.
Now we need to run out and buy soap with our own money?  Tissue?  Towels?
Folks regressively taxing CCSD staff  has got to stop.
We are fighting for money – but now is the time to deal with this emergency.
Not looking good.

#NoWarWithIran

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Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2385

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Bye – Guest Post by Angie Sullivan

750 teachers will not return tomorrow.  They left for break and will not be back. 

If they each teach 30 kids that is 22,500 students who do not have a teacher tomorrow. 

This is not OK.  

And this happens routinely every year.  

This in addition to 500 classrooms filled with subs from the beginning of the year.  15,000 students have not had a teacher yet – they have had a substitute all year.  Perhaps for the second or third year in a row.  

We will lose another 2,000 teachers by the end of August.  

We will lose around $28,000 in teacher training for each teacher leaving.  If 2500 leave that is around $70 million walking away.  And that does not factor in recruitment it takes to get more skilled labor to be hired. 

We see where the vacancies/teacher openings are occurring.  There are obvious areas which need more support to retain. 

The conditions are bad.  

Stuffing under-prepared and unskilled warm bodies into schools full of other under-prepared and unskilled warm bodies is NOT a school.  Teachers make a school.  Warm bodies cannot know pedagogy, developmental theory or best practice.  I love the folks who help out but we cannot say they are teaching. And putting all the folks who do not know much in the same school – destroys that school.   Again we know which parts of town have destroyed schools.  

Folks who complain about their teacher – should frankly ask if that person in the classroom actually is a teacher. 

Now comes the time of year when we cannot get a substitute. 

https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/local-news/ccsd-says-pool-of-5-000-substitute-teachers-puts-rumor-of-shortage-to-rest/1532332138

I would consider this news article misinformation. 

We do not have folks picking up the substitute jobs – most likely because they are actually teaching long term in a vacant position.  

Last spring 500+ openings were occurring routinely and no one picked up the jobs. 

Teachers know if they call out – no one will come and it forces students to go to other teachers – as everyone is asked to cover for anyone who is absent. Or folks are asked to give up their preparation time to cover. Some give up their preparation time all year – effectively covering the entire school year for a vacancy. 

Money is saved when this happens.  Where does it go? 

All this attrition money goes where?  

The burden is on the school building and classroom teachers but the central office does not return the savings to the SOT? 

Balancing the CCSD central office budget with money saved from some students in some parts of town not having a professional teacher has got to stop. 

Saving money by not filling a job causes other issues.  

This is not working. 

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I am willing to strike.   

I am just waiting for enough folks to walk out with me.  I want community support.  This strike is not for me personally.  It is for my commmunity and my kids.  When we are all ready – let’s do it.  

This is bad and I am angry. 

Everyone needs to realize it is bad and get angry too. 

Folks need to join me and others in demanding the $2 Billion it is going to take to begin to make this right.  The Nevada Legislature needs to create more revenue.  We need to raise money. 

We have a money problem. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCEAFOS

Close it down.  And walk out.  

The time is past for throwing a few pennies at this and asking us to shut up.  

The Sad but Returning Teacher,

Angie Sullivan. 

 

Attrition money needs to be returned to the individual schools.  If a vacancy is not filled – the school needs the money saved to support kids.  

We want the reorganization law to be followed and all of the 85 to be pushed to school level.  

We want the pot money. 

We want the room tax money. 

We want our fair share of the education money 80%. 

We want ability to raise money locally. 

We want money to get to kids

We want weighted funding. 

We want our fair share of mining proceeds.  

We want the southern caucus to fight for our kids.  Quit allowing everyone else in the state to grab our student money. 

We need additional money for each and every “great idea”.  

We have significant needs.  

Teachers being silenced has not worked.   

“You should be Having Lots of Babies to Keep White People the Master-Race in America” – Margery Hanson

I petitioned my insurance company, for an elective surgery at the age of 18. A tubal ligation. I got no response for a year and finally, in September of 1979, after petitioning them again, I was scheduled to see a female gynecologist. She proceeded to interrogate me. When she asked why I wanted my tubes tied, I told her because I NEVER wanted to give birth. She told me I was the wrong color to get my tubes tied. She said,”You’re not Mexican or Black, so you should be having lots of babies to keep white people the master-race in America”.

Since I insisted on having my tubes tied, this gynecologist scheduled me for a battery of interviews, observations and a film short about child birth.

The first interview was with a psychiatrist (as if something was wrong with ME, for not wanting to give birth or be pregnant). That lasted about 5 minutes. He declared I was of sound mind. My second interview was with a Neo-Natal Nurse, “don’t I love babies?” my response, “Of course I love babies, I just don’t want to HAVE any”. I figured I could always marry someone who already had children, that needed a  mother and I’m a great mom! I did eventually marry a man with a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. I fell in love with the children, not the man.

My next ‘test’ was to walk through the Neo-Natal unit, full of babies and cursing mothers, about to give birth. When the nurse asked me how I felt about it, I told her, “That’s not something I’m interested in experiencing.” She shook her head at me.

My last ‘test’ was a film on the “Joy of Giving Birth” 30 minutes of sitting in a hard-backed chair and losing my patience.

I was finally introduced to the main gynecologist. A short and friendly man from Sweden. He explained to me that I was going to get a bikini cut, then they would cut, tie and cauterize my tubes. “YAY” I thought, finally some progress.

One week later to the day, I was in the hospital in pre-op, waiting for the next day, to FINALLY get my tubal ligation.

First they gave me some narcotic to help me relax, then the guy from transportation took me and my gurney on a high speed ride (those guys don’t mess around), to my surgical suite.

So, the anesthesiologist sticks the I.V. in my arm and asks the female gynecologist if she said 16 units or 60 units. I was going under, but I remember it distinctly. You see, I’m also a type 1 diabetic and he was talking about insulin. The gynecologist NEVER responded.

I woke up to a nurse smacking my face, telling me to wake up. I woke up angry, because the last thing I remembered was the conversation about how much insulin to give me. She could have killed me! Since she never answered, he gave me 60 units of Regular insulin (fast acting). That being said, the next question I was asked by the female gynecologist was, “Do you still want to have the surgery?” No one else was in the room so I was very firm with her. “Yes I still want the surgery and now I know what to expect”.

That day wasn’t all bad, I got to eat all kinds of sweet stuff to keep me from going into insulin shock, chocolate cake, ice cream, snickers bars. So not a total loss and all the while my mother was sitting in the room with me. I told her it wasn’t the anesthesiologist’s fault, that she wouldn’t answer him, but I also just wanted to get this done and over with. So I continued to be polite.

The next morning, even after the pill they gave me, I was still very aware, enough to see what the room looked like. Then I was out and then in recovery.

When I came to, there were 3 doctors standing around me. The Swedish guy told me the surgery was a success however, they cut and tied my tubes, but did not cauterize them, which gave me a 3% chance of getting pregnant, also because I was so young and if I ever changed my mind, reconstruction would be easier. I just looked down, disappointed. My diabetic doctor was asking if he couldn’t give me something for the nausea I was experiencing after the surgery. I was getting ready to dry-heave. The female gynecologist said no, because once my insulin kicked in, it would over come the nausea and then, she wanted to examine my incision. I offered to take the bandage off, but before I even finished my sentence, she ripped it off my bikini line.  I though for sure, everything behind that incision was going to fall out onto the blanket, I also think she would have been pleased had that happened. So now I’m holding my belly and dry-heaving. Starting to have an insulin reaction and here comes the food.

I was supposed to be in that bed and in that room for the next 3 days, for observation. Needless to say, that afternoon, when my boyfriend came to visit me, I had him help me get dressed and we took the Public Transit Bus to my house. I wasn’t staying for anymore of the female gyno’s torture tricks. Even though I still had 3 follow up appointments to check on my healing progress.

The first follow up appointment, I went by myself and that was a HUGE mistake. Laying back with my feet in the stirrups and she attacks me with a cold and unlubricated speculum. Freezing cold and tearing flesh. I left the room in tears. I’m pretty sure she hated me for not being a white supremacist. The next appointment, my mom was in the room with me and this time, I wasn’t injured. I skipped the last appointment, because I just didn’t think it was necessary to be a stationary target in her stirrups.

I had this operation done in 1979, when I was on the verge of being 19, I am 58 now and the only regrets I have is, they didn’t cauterize my tubes and I didn’t report her to the insurance medical board for her callous treatment and racist behavior.



In Response to the Recent Nevada Secretary of State Indictment

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One of the biggest obstacles Clinton faced in the swing-state of Nevada against Trump in 2016, was losing votes from Sanders supporters who switched to Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

With a social justice focus on climate change and eradicating poverty, the loudly and proudly far-left Green Party has become a natural home for some Sanders-supporting progressives who were fundamentally unenthusiastic with and disenfranchised by, the Clinton candidacy.

Green Party registrations were growing – increasing from under 2000 in early 2016 to 3,171 as of July 28, 2016, as many Sanders supporters exited the Nevada Democratic party.

In order to get on the ballot in November 2016, Jill Stein had to get more than .05 percent of the registered Nevada voter base. The Green Party in Nevada was able to canvass and acquired far more than the required signatures. At the same time, a regional ballot access coordinator working for the Jill Stein campaign (not the Green Party US, nor the Nevada Green Party), hired Adrienne White, operating under the name 党White Paper Solutions,・founded in May of 2016 in Nevada. She was paid $17,000 by the Stein campaign to gather signatures. The problem? The signatures were fake.

By June 3, 2016 the Nevada Green Party needed 5,431 signatures to make the ballot, and it turned in 8,277. After the verification process, the party was 647 signatures short of making the ballot. Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, denied Stein ballot access because many of the signatures gathered by 展hite Paper Solutions・were fake. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey denied the Nevada Green Party痴 appeal to accept signatures collected after the deadline. Judge Dorsey was appointed by President Obama during U.S. Senate Harry Reid’s tenure. Her law partners contributed $150,000 to the Senate Majority PAC, an organization headed by former Reid aides to help him remain majority leader by electing more Democrats.

The Secretary of State also refused to recount the signatures.

After the ruling that the Nevada Green Party failed to make the ballot, Adrienne White and White Paper Solutions disappeared. The website listed under the company痴 filing with the Nevada Secretary of State is no longer active, and there is no sign of Adrienne White or the company online. In doing so, White Paper Solutions essentially secured Nevada for Clinton. White Paper Solutions specifically targeted the homeless, even paying them less than minimum wage to collect signatures for the ballot access initiative. And now, every few months, the Secretary of State announces the indictment of yet another person used or victimized by Adrienne White, while the resulting media headlines conflates these illegal activities with the Nevada Green Party.

Even former Nevada congressional candidate Dan Rolle (a Democrat), has challenged the Nevada Attorney General, Secretary of State and Governor, to re-examine the prosecution of many homeless locals who White Paper Solutions specifically targeted. So we ask the question virtually no one can be bothered to ask: why isn’t Adrienne White being investigated?

Questionable behavior in the matter continued, in activities that would best be addressed by separate editorials – e.g., one of the then-directors of the League of Women Voters / Las Vegas Valley, Denise Gerdes, actively participated in the court case against the Nevada Green Party, acting as an intervenor defendant in Nevada Green Party et al vs. Cegavske. This, from a supposed non-partisan organization that states it never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties.

In these trying political times, Nevadans and all Americans place their trust in those individuals and groups who claim to protect the integrity of the election process. We can only hope they will live up to these ideals they so loudly profess. We look to those in the media to ask the questions no one else can be bothered to ask. Nevada voters of all political affiliations are depending on you.

 

Single-Payer-Healthcare U.S.A. – guest post by Sabra Ewing

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Dear #Japan #Norway  #UnitedKingdom #Kuwait #Sweden #Bahrain #Brunei #Canada #UnitedArabEmirates #Finland #Slovenia #Italy #Portugal #Cyprus #Spain  and #Iceland

As well as any of  the other people from countries in the world, that enjoy Health Care as a Human Right, we need your help!

 

The following states have Republican Senators, that will vote on September 30, to decimate an already inadequate, for profit healthcare system. Arizona, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Arkansas! This vote will further shorten our lives, literally kill the poor and drive tens of thousands of Americans into bankruptcy.
Please #Boycott these states, support this Action of Solidarity and share it widely on Social Media outlets!

 

People in support of Single-Payer-Healthcare For All, are asking you to;

Please take a photo holding a sign that says where you’re from and Solidarity with Single-Payer Healthcare.

 

THANK YOU FROM AMERICA!

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