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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Despite Claims Has Political Process Ever Cared How We Might Vote?

  History’s pages turn as the man Ronald Reagan trusted, to make his great plan work for America, still raises his hand for the country’s attention. Placing his head across the political guillotine, because, bottom line, fashionable descriptions of economics just hold water politically, while what’s really in the bucket is the same ole ________ sold the public as tried and true wisdom for the convenience of political professionals. Right, the harried who’ve been drawn as literally torn apart by the fickle public. But still won’t budge from this atrophied line symbolically drawn in the sand, relentlessly, over and over, popularly know as entitlements as if this is all the public has to understand and our political process can sell. Consciences may be clear, but the scapegoat will eventually be pointed out by historians of any hue and victims revealed as everyone including you and me.
  Titled, Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan, a New York Times editorial, by David A. Stockman, President Reagan’s director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1981 to 1985, and author of the forthcoming book, “The Great Deformation: How Crony Capitalism Corrupts Free Markets and Democracy,” rolls out Mr. Stockman’s own, now, redundant message of the last years that’s yet to gain a real foothold in the broader public imagination. Surely he still has investors. People who believe in him. He made the editorial pages of The New York Times, for goodness sakes. Yet here, his clear message is once again in a format the popular broadcast industry can ignore injecting in the political process because, why, he’s not popular enough? Just because Mr. Stockman can’t get a miniature profile on TMZ, nor even a simple walk-on in the blockbuster Batman? Could that be it? He doesn’t try hard enough to float his political boat? What he has to say is not accurate enough? Let’s see, if I can dissect his essay without taking too much away from his original essay’s zeal.
  Mr. Stockman starts nice and conciliatory in classic political style calling PAUL D. RYAN the most articulate and intellectually imposing Republican of the moment, but that doesn’t alter the fact that this earnest congressman from Wisconsin is preaching the same empty conservative sermon.
  Now here many smirk their heads away over Ronald Reagan turning over in his grave. Why? The prosperity he advocated happened. Turn the page.
  Mr. Stockman describes our decades of economic policy lethargy that has stifled prosperity – Thirty years of Republican apostasy. Defined as a defection or revolt, as in formal disaffiliation from or abandonment or renunciation of a religion by a person. For every one of us at some point does idolize the rights of individuals and local communities’ states’ rights. Mr. Stockman writes a once grand party’s embrace of the welfare state, the warfare state and the Wall Street-coddling bailout state have crippled the engines of capitalism and buried us in debt.
  And trying as hard as he can, Mr. Stockman goes to great pains to convey he’s not a liberal. Come on dude, even the great RR had to admit growing up one till he saw how politically far he could go on his own on the other side. What Hollywood pasted that smile to his face for in the first place. Never matters which party is in office anyway as long as it’s your guy. Why Wall Street can afford both sides and anyone else large enough to need power in the game. It’s chips, like Vegas or now the magnificent public lotteries. You just have to be in the game and gambling for bigger stakes just costs a LITTLE more.
  Then Mr. Stockman claims, Mr. Ryan’s sonorous campaign rhetoric about shrinking Big Government and giving tax cuts to “job creators” (read: the top 2 percent) will do nothing to reverse the nation’s economic decline and arrest its fiscal collapse. That’s number crunching and Mr. Stockman might probably have a real point, though I still can’t ignore the truism if you take from the rich they’ll get it back and aren’t prices high enough already? Of course everything is.
  But then Mr. Stockman goes for the rhetoric jugular accusing Mr. Ryan of professing to be a defense hawk, though the true conservatives of modern times — Calvin Coolidge, Herbert C. Hoover, Robert A. Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower, even Gerald R. Ford — would have had no use for the neoconconservative imperialism the G.O.P. cobbled from policy salons run by Irving Kristol’s ex-Trotskyites three decades ago. Young student communists from the 1930s who matured into emphatic capitalist defiance of government control. Blaming liberals with bias few had completely earned if not for this zealous need to declare Americanism victor over a poisoned political dream the neo-cons couldn’t help discover was a perversive totalitarianism during the sad Economic Depression of their impressionable youthful thirties. Great, sycophants can carry that torch to the next Olympics, I’m sure, lighting up everything with their indignation. Everyone’s mad, get over it.
  But rather than possibly over-dramatize as I have, Mr. Stockman however is more to the point, stating – These doctrines now saddle our bankrupt nation with a roughly $775 billion “defense” budget in a world where we have no advanced industrial state enemies and have been fired (appropriately) as the global policeman. Well that’s lofty sentiment, Mr. Stockman. Of course from your economic ivory tower, there’s really not reason enough for the world to respect us along these lines of nation-building George Bush claimed in his first run for President he’d have nothing to do with. But, nuts and bolts? The United States just won the most gold and people still look to us as a desirable place to live successfully. The world still lives out its’ dreams here. For example the automobile pollution prosperity China copied is a comfortable conspiracy set to destroy Cuba. Why? There’s not enough money there to stop it. Prosperity built with toys, could be a Tea Party slogan if it were faced by enough of us here in America. ____, someday that GNP is just gonna fly past inflation, right, or probably wrong?
  Mr. Stockman describes today’s national security budget, adjusted for inflation, as nearly double Eisenhower’s when he left office in 1961 (about $400 billion in today’s dollars) — a level Ike deemed sufficient to contain the very real Soviet nuclear threat in the era just after Sputnik. By contrast, the Romney-Ryan version of shrinking Big Government is to increase our already outlandish warfare-state budget and risk even more spending by saber-rattling at a benighted but irrelevant Iran. The Iranian people don’t want to fight unless you work enough of them up to believe it’s a spiritual defense of their autonomy and Allah told them to do it since an erratic fool of a president claimed God told him to go to war. That’s right. The omnipotent Deity encouraged smart people to solve a rivalry through war? People, I can understand, but blaming God? Allah I doubt has human prejudice, period.
  Time out: How are guns and religion similar? Guns don’t shoot people, people do. Religion isn’t prejudiced, people are.
  So Mr. Stockman points to there being no hope of a return to vibrant capitalism unless there is a sweeping housecleaning at the Federal Reserve and a thorough renunciation of its interest-rate fixing, bond buying and recurring bailouts of Wall Street speculators. The Greenspan-Bernanke campaigns to repress interest rates have crushed savers, mocked thrift and fueled enormous overconsumption and trade deficits.
  But might it be if the opposite were done is not enough either?
  Here next is Mr. Stockman’s no stone unturned mentality, writing – The greatest regulatory problem, far more urgent than the environmental marginalia Mitt Romney has fumed about, is the giant Wall Street banks remain dangerous quasi-wards of the state and are inexorably prone to speculative abuse of taxpayer-insured deposits and the Fed’s cheap money. Forget about “too big to fail.” These banks are too big to exist — too big to manage internally and to regulate externally. They need to be broken up by regulatory decree. Instead, the Romney-Ryan ticket attacks the pointless Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul, when what’s needed is a restoration of Glass-Steagall, the Depression-era legislation that separated commercial and investment banking. What was destroyed when the 1999 Congress rammed through that industry’s deregulation past the weakened soap opera-ed, tabloid pressed, poor president. Did that one even see it coming, or should he be in the corner with Alan Greenspan sobbing about how could they know greed couldn’t be trusted to police itself? Ironic, huh? How what a person’s relationship with the banks defines how the collapse affected them. As Bill Gates has been known to impart, if there’s this many millions left, it doesn’t hurt a lot – to lose a lot.
  Then Mr. Stockman continues burning his bridges to the dominant Republican branch, writing, Mr. Ryan showed his conservative mettle in 2008 when he folded like a lawn chair on the auto bailout and the Wall Street bailout. But the greater hypocrisy is his phony “plan” to solve the entitlements mess by deferring changes to social insurance by at least a decade.
  When – A true agenda to reform the welfare state would require a sweeping, income-based eligibility test, which would reduce or eliminate social insurance benefits for millions of affluent retirees. Who if inflation is not doubled, for some other excuse, could fare rather well. Or at least we know Barbara Bush would, or should. Continuing Mr. Stockman points out – Without that adjustment, there is no math that can avoid giant tax increases or vast new borrowing. Yet the supposedly courageous Ryan plan would not cut one dime over the next decade from the $1.3 trillion-per-year cost of Social Security and Medicare.
  Instead, it shreds the measly means-tested safety net for the vulnerable: the roughly $100 billion per year for food stamps and cash assistance for needy families and the $300 billion budget for Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Shifting more Medicaid costs to the states will be mere make-believe if federal financing is drastically cut.
  But Mr. Stockman, trickle down is the only way economics works? You’re saying redistribution, socialism, is valid? Well, he isn’t out loud unless he is.
  Mr. Stockman thinks, Likewise, hacking at what’s left of the federal budget will yield only a rounding error’s worth of savings after popular programs are accommodated. Does he mean to possibly name programs, entitlements, which Republicans heartily favor like cancer research, national parks, veterans’ benefits, farm aid, highway subsidies, education grants and small-business corporate welfare loans?
  Poor David Stockman. Doesn’t he ever want to show his face in the best clubs ever again? Writing like his new boss, Mr. Ryan has no serious plan to create jobs. America has some of the highest labor costs in the world, and saddles workers and businesses with $1 trillion per year in job-destroying payroll taxes. We need a national sales tax — a consumption tax, like the dreaded but efficient value-added tax — but Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan don’t have the gumption to support it.
  Or is it wherewithal to calculate when as Andrew Carnegie felt with his working poor, that if he paid them more money they’d just spend it on themselves. Well, at least we got a bunch of libraries and Carnegie Endowment Fund financing do-gooders all over the world. Can’t beat privatized government. Just wait till Mitt starts, oh yeah, sorry, he finances a share of well-meaning. Who cares how much money that is? What we need to stop pretending is people are paid enough to remain poor, which is an economic prison, not system. No?
  Mr. Stockman claims – The Ryan Plan boils down to a fetish for cutting the top marginal income-tax rate for “job creators” — i.e. the superwealthy — to 25 percent and paying for it with an as-yet-undisclosed plan to broaden the tax base. While I’m rooting with Rush Limbaugh for sixteen per cent. Why not? I really don’t see why not at some point the rich couldn’t just spend nine per cent more on themselves into general circulation rather than pretending the big banks won’t loan them enough to start a big business until they get another, maybe, nine per cent tax cut? No?
  Mr. Stockman writes, Of the $1 trillion in so-called tax expenditures that the plan would attack, the vast majority would come from slashing popular tax breaks for employer-provided health insurance, mortgage interest, 401(k) accounts, state and local taxes, charitable giving and the like, not to mention low rates on capital gains and dividends. The crony capitalists of K Street already own more than enough Republican votes to stop that train before it leaves the station.
  But who sees anyone admitting to any of this while smiling from the well-lit but glossed over American Prime-Time Presidential Stage?
  In short, Mr. Stockman thinks, Mr. Ryan’s plan is devoid of credible math or hard policy choices. And it couldn’t pass even if Republicans were to take the presidency and both houses of Congress. Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan have no plan to take on Wall Street, the Fed, the military-industrial complex, social insurance or the nation’s fiscal calamity and no plan to revive capitalist prosperity — just empty sermons. Well now, they might shrug, implying the outcast Mr. Stockman doesn’t understand what the modern American Republican Cowboy Capitalist intends. Right Ronny, hopefully it all straightens out before your rolling becomes twisted in the grave. Hallelujah.
  So in conclusion without Mr. Stockman’s essay in defense, let’s show proper attention to Ayn Rand, patron saint of individual conservatism. No doubt this point will soon be danced around or on, but the new vice-presidential candidate painted himself with the same brush stroke poor Alan Greenspan had. The Fountainhead. The novel, and symbol. The antidote to begging and selfish wastefulness. The ideal that holds the individual as the only one capable of scaling any of modern humanity’s heights, and well why not? The book is cute and tells a nice story. An independent architect stands up for principles against coercive organized control. Nice, but hardly the poisoning conservatism defends individuals against liberals when corporate conspiracies are so well organized against individuals. Was it a Republican majority Supreme Court that gave corporations the rights of free individuals or not? Anyway, politicians rarely see lone people they like to talk with. Gotten an e-mail lately from a political campaign? As endearingly convivial as they are, they’re just looking to garner as many of your friends as they can along the way till the next election, when even a few of them can be paid to team up with the other side. Once in the quiver and collected, voters are done. It’s a dag-gum shame we’re useless individuals unless packaged in blocks of votes, or you’re a celebrity due to celebrate on the stage.
  Yet there David Stockman is, still, writing, see me now? America, we know enough, still ingenious enough, to go forward despite what bums in their comfort insist is not twisted slogans born before most of our grandparents were ever born. Heard of the Hundred Year War? Well, this era is due for the label, The World’s Most Successful Hundred Year Economic Collapse. Then what?
8/14/2012
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Despite Claims Has Political Process Ever Cared How We Might Vote?
8/14/2012 concluded: Yet there David Stockman is, still, writing, see me now? America, we know enough, still ingenious enough, to go forward despite what bums in their comfort insist is not twisted slogans born before most of our grandparents were ever born. Heard of the Hundred Year War? Well, this era is due for the label, The World’s Most Successful Hundred Year Economic Collapse. Then what?
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When Ethically Challenged Brazenly Let Their Trade's Minutiae Catch Them Up Too
  Mr. Roger Stone's currently suspected nefarious activity could be pointed to as just more cause for frustration. Tantamount to the bedazzling circus remaining the result. And can putting away all our problems through lost freedom get to the crux of corruption's stone hard, cold, criminal intent? Everyone's getting away with something could be imagined as being laughed about in Roy Cohn's office before, during, and after a certain trio had met there. 
  Americanism? History's hearty laugh's on us too. 
  Fitting at this time of year that the next day's story defends the Kentucky schoolchildren who were seemingly disrespecting an American Indian Ceremony after being taunted by African Americans at the same national shrine. Notice how centuries of American progress come from incremental decades of advancement? Rendering days, weeks, and even individual years to near oblivion without facing the past and consequentially grasping the future. 
  Given all the pauses for doubt explained in the Kentucky Kids' defense, what's still visible, despite the contrarian claims, is the cold heartedness of America's Great Again movements. An innocence from the irresponsible acts of our ancestors translated into privileges' rewards were so hard fought over for centuries that there's no reason that stance shouldn't be relevant  now. Advancement be d____d? But following that winning's everything thought through to the end, revolution's the only answer that's left us right where we started in our viscously competitive environments that spawned the belief might's right however unethically sinful the result. Dignity is more than pride in appearing to look one way or the other. Walking away without facing history is the worst thing civilization's done throughout time. 
  People who're upset need reasons not to be angry. Ba dump bump. 
Version submitted to The New York Times on 1/21/2019, but not as a specific reply to an article.
  Fitting that the day's media-blitzed story defends the Kentucky schoolchildren who seemingly disrespected an American Indian Ceremony after, as now revealed, they'd been taunted earlier, as red-hat wearing racial imperialists, by young African-Americans at another national shrine. (later learned, same shrine) But however the situations are publicity crafted, the America Great Again movements' cold heartedness is clear enough. How an innocence from the irresponsible acts of our ancestors, translates into the natural acceptance that privileges' rewards were hard fought over for centuries. And however much lip-service is given rising together, pride in won battles overrules all. But when that thought's followed through, to the end? A perpetual revolution's the only answer leaving us right where the viscously competitive environment that spawned the belief might's always right unethically leaves us. Dignity is more than pride in looking one way or the other. Throughout time, walking away from history without facing it is the worst thing civilization's done. People who're angry need reasons not to be. While our country may have actually lost its' bearings on where humility lies.
Economics on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Imagine that.
  Power's a terrible thing to waste and play with too. As events, time and again, demonstrate. Publicity campaigns reiterate. Of course telling everyone where their moral compass lies is a veritable fault all its' own. Yeah. Dr. King couldn't help but repeat the puzzle's all about economics and the war's all about how  semi-truths are thrown around too. Can't face the future without facing the past. Meaning a world of flossed phosphorescence is merely the glittered surface where people hide? 
Nor Should Martin's Day End
  ... Categorically no.

Monday, March 2, 2015

JUDGEMENT DAY: The Hollywood Ending?


Huh. As if we weren't already aware it's weird wondering when, how and if we're doomed. Just about everyone gets - understands - the senselessness?  The assumption's absurdity and superiority complex fueled prejudice. Actual people live inside Biblical Allegory ancestors threaded with cycles of revenge afflicting everyone innocent or guilty now. Where's the shame in not siding with all of humanity? 

When it would have been so much better to not be so visibly redrawn into an inherently illogical rivalry among peaceful religions? If hate is in the eye shouldn't one remove it themselves? Can't is unacceptable if this world's to ever become really civilized without façades.

Who turned off people's ability to understand universal respect? When revenge nowhere near touches the righteousness of justice, power corrupts absolutely.

Couldn't any holy war be interpreted as just another form of inevitable revolt? Wasn't culture built throughout history by revolution's victors? So. It's not right that advanced civilized societies antagonized festering disillusionment to reach such paranoid proportions. Despite reality, it's not supposed to be a war to keep us safe. 

NUMBER 1: One Allah/God is part of all of us and expansively more, and infinite, no doubt. People's squabbles have no business being blamed on our Creator. How dare anyone express God/Allah as ignorant as us? Ludicrous 
DON’T BE ANYONE’S SYCOPHANT?
People are mad. Angry. Emotion doesn't give up. Especially where the panacea's accepted that solving the enemy and not living with them answers the perpetual crisis. The walls in our heads. One would have thought we'd be smarter than this dilemma by now, no? Was time pushed back on what should have naturally been inevitable reconciliation? Again ... ?
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Soapbox View President Putin?

Compassion ends with Stalin's sacrificing individuals. That was the time and circumstances of the men who'd have just done what Stalin did except Stalin - won. The Soviet Union was grander than what satisfied that man. At its' base Stalinism's tyranny does not deserve Nationalist Awe. Pawns are Medieval. Your move?
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Born: October 9, 1959, Sochi, Russia - Died: February 27, 2015, Moscow, Russia


So a righteous reaction for Russia's Federal Assembly would be allocating funds for the bodyguard protection of any dissident to remove the suspicious stain on Russian politics. Of course this political shooting involved individuals protecting territory. But the overarching issue is xenophobic Russian patriotism. 

It's understandable. American politicians reference Russians as outright thugs to emotionally distance themselves from the same buying, bullying and selling of influence that's political reality. But patriotism isn't authoritarian whimsy. Police State purview. Authoritarianism (c/o Martin Luenendonk, 9/20/2016). Countries deserve better than being objects of exploitation. Our crises in judgement problems solved by the winners throwing everyone in jail, or worse?
Because Russia's* Civil Rights Movement's 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated? 
Skepticismcomplete skepticism. Obsessed loyalty is exploitation.
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The New York Times
As Cuba Shifts Toward Capitalism, Inequality Grows More Visible
by Randal C. Archibald
HELLO!

Soapbox View endorses steps short of asphalting entire island. 
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The Journey Writing The Hammer and Cycle

The Soapbox View pursues the Twin Legacies 
Andy Rooney and I.F. Stone?

Friday, May 8, 2015

SMOOTH MOVE SHERLOCK?

The best mysteries are Holmesian I thought reaching the top of the stairs when the strangely painted door opened I entered anyway. Intrigued by what the letter said to "be on time and enter anyway." As with most things if it wasn't about money why bother. Lawyers and all that. But for money you bug yourself. 

I'd ridden the thirty miles from the airport arriving two hours after sunriseThen walked around this side of the lake. The same story all over the country. Hometown downtowns shrunk or dissolved. Essentially unable to access the successful gravy train known as the "local mall" that's become dislodged by delivery folks who'll soon enough be outbid by drones. Just when society figured out more ways to get at least this close to paying ourselves, the rug's still technically, officially, completely pulled out from under the rest of us? Mortgage sabotage framed large the story and excuse. While nothing's ever on the shelves that's not already accounted for. Hooray. 

Not an actual office, the room felt suspicious. The lawyer's name "Yurmony" sounding like one to believe. He said, "Watching earlier confirmed" I was "still just 'day dreaming.'" 

Useless aside, "This isn't an office," I said, "What's going on?"

Yurmony? "Yeah. Going on. About that."

Hardly good. A lawyer hedging. Prepping. Warming both of us up. The legal process feeling ruthlessly cold again and not the guardian of liberty hoped of her. The law. If there were anything better the goal of the law is to become that. How could I be in trouble for pointing out the obvious? Nicknaming aspects of the legal apparatus the Criminal Enterprise System isn't seditious. In fact patriotic Americans voice unpopular expressions especially when emphasis on that particular point changes the dynamics and lethargy that dominate the ideal of what the police mean in the United States. How come they see themselves as separate from other Americans? An occupying force? When we all need the Criminal Enterprise System reformed that's in the hands of the people's legislatures bless their souls. 

The lawyer stared at me with that where's your mind at look, focus on him. Except he hadn't said anything while I'd at least rehearsed defending speech. 

Finally Yurmony said, "Investigations turn up ghosts."  

"Yeah?" I said, "History's how none of us are saints. Did you catch The New York Times essay Our Vietnam War Never Ended by USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen? An objective America would want all points of view understood without all the reactionary jingoism that's given symbolic American license to overzealous nationalistic exploitation all over the world."

"See," Yurmony said. "Cryptic. The picture's complicated and people don't understand your meaning so you're just a trouble-maker. Not even soapbox tool." 

"Patently absurd," I responded.

"But not far-fetched" he gleamed. Squeaking, "The satire's clues. PatternsRepetitions. IncitementsMmm. Wonder how much different opinion of you is than yours of yourself?" 

"Submit my file." ...
The Alphabetical Soapbox View
Amplifying Soapbox's Sarcasm
Well honky dory. Not that news wasn't always advertising. But there was some discomfort with the façade. 
While people are told aliens are from other countries when The Soapbox View wonders how do so many aliens get to the planet? The Soapbox View is that the traditions treating others as alien are unnecessary tradition. Unethically opposed to the sanctity of God's singular existence as everything. The Soapbox View recommends Lawyers For Everybody! Considering as The Soapbox View does how so many aliens have gotten on the planet? The Soapbox View is Advertising For Everybody! No wait. Not for the not wanted people? National sovereignty is one thing. Jingoism another.
To The Victor Goes Being Spoiled? It's all capitalism. Let it flow. The power of the office is the size of election. Tasteful criticism. Hallmark of the free press? Too soon to create a tide of running-mate hysteria? CAPITALISM FOR EVERYBODY!
Fix The Sidewalks Party
El Soapbox Vista
REPARAR LAS ACERAS PARTY
Así que el capitalismo, desde la parte inferior hasta, no es sólo retórica.
RESOLVER LA CORRUPCIÓN CON REBANADAS MEJORES DE LA EMPANADA PARA TODOS

FIX THE SIDEWALKS PARTY
So capitalism from the bottom up isn't just rhetoric. SOLVE CORRUPTION WITH BETTER SLICES OF THE PIE FOR EVERYBODY
Buenos Aires Herald
The Soapbox View Here's to everyone's participation in the Great Malvinas Sit Down Strike. Trading resentment is what's got the Islands to this impasse today. When all the while trade would have reduced the dispute to irrelevance. Here here.
Fix the sewers. Talk about smoke and mirrors. Argentina's and Russia's dialogue is due as much to not being worth more for America to purchase Argentina's support. I say stay a pawn and take whatever you're given. But once the players knight you, it's their show you're performing. Don't be anyone's sycophant.
AUSTRALIA
The Soapbox View Someone gets to live there? I thought only Rupert Murdoch could afford the property taxes it takes to live so valuably? If you put another Disney World right there on the coast it would be ten years of delirium and maybe no one would ever have to grow up. Some idea? Man, you're right. Australia's some view. Aussie Pirates Humans are so shrewd we're long past becoming ruled by what's honorable? People without shame is life's tragedy. Folks. Unbelievable. There's dignity in self-restraint and control.
Women on Currency Why not? And Eleanor on the dime too with Franklin!
The Soapbox View Chasing inflation never solved increasing inflation. Why aren’t economists smarter than this relentless make-believe-game of catch-up? Remember the deceased name in America, Woolworth's? The Five and Dime. New York City’s Woolworth Building on Broadway was built by the public's nickels and dimes commemorating capitalism's strengths. Then civilization gradually woke up to every child’s only seeing the value of paper money and everything went digitally berserk. Why not $15? Evidence is it won’t work any better than $5 or $10 ever did. Trouble is we built paradise without figuring out how to fit everyone in because blaming the economists was and still is such a lucrative political sport?
The Soapbox View Obviously the money's not circulating satisfactorily enough.
The Soapbox View The socialism that does work is capitalism. Behind the façades it's all capitalism.
The Soapbox View NOTHING LIKE GOLF'S BEAUTIFUL GREEN!
People uptight about a bunch of bulls___.
The Soapbox View Corruption's as legal as it needs to be.
Funny how the people so concerned with focusing on money aren't the number 1 backers of the consumer society. But then one could say since they already have theirs, the further betterment of others is irrelevant?
The Soapbox View Expendable pawns useless to the machine. Not what we've become but always were. Capitalism functioning properly would have no problem applying socialism where warranted. End The Hypocrisy! In the broader picture? Chasing inflation never solved increasing inflation. Why aren’t economists smarter than this relentless make-believe-game of catch-up? Remember the deceased name in America, Woolworth's? The Five and Dime. New York City’s Woolworth Building on Broadway was built by the public's nickels and dimes commemorating capitalism's strengths. Then civilization gradually woke up to every child’s only seeing the value of paper money and everything went digitally berserk. Why not a $15 minimum wage and more? Evidence is it won’t work any better than $5 or $10 ever did. End inflation or the madness never will.
The Soapbox View THE ENTERTAINING POLITICS OF FOLLOWING THE MONEY! Who isn't a Rudy Giuliani fan? In the grip of money? Make it work. Sweat it out.
The Soapbox View is we built paradise without figuring out how to fit everyone in because blaming the economists was and still is such a lucrative political sport? The homeless tragedies are details. 
The Soapbox View A much simpler world when the young could be induced to stuff envelopes, huh? The Soapbox View get used to the pizzazzThe Soapbox View As long as cheap stops applying to those who do the work?
Who doesn't want money? A labyrinth of exploited volunteers? 
Capitalism Is Socialist
The Soapbox View A proud day for the legal system? The Soapbox View Anything for attention. The Soapbox View Who says civilization hasn't dawned? The Soapbox View Of course capitalism works. People don't. The labor's done by drones. Human history to this point? Have a nice slurpee.
However money circulates should be just as fascinating. The Soapbox View is we built paradise without figuring out how to fit everyone in because blaming the economists was and still is such a lucrative political sport? The Soapbox View Maybe due to inflation's inevitability doesn't make a hill of beans difference? The Soapbox View People want money. People have the freedom not to give it to them. The tragedy is inevitably the characters in Times Square will become professional, corporatized polished lily-white once the effects of alienating these independent contractors from the public is complete. To be honest. I saw them as a nuisance from the beginning but if everything were judged on its value as a nuisance - none of us would be anywhere. 
The Soapbox View Hey, celebrities have to say something and sometimes it contradicts what's made-up. I see sitcom.
Sometimes the hounding of celebrity reaches such a fevered pitch.
Moral Totems Should Be Risen To, Not Fallen From?
China
The China Post 
Everyone should lighten up. The future shouldn't be so tense.
  Seems people need to pause. Not be in such a hurry. Feel so much pressure. Right now I think it is better to be angry this happened, than fry people at fault. Cheap is not a word that should apply to transportation.
Technically FIRST TIME CALLED A COMMIE AND MY RESPONSE:
The Soapbox View My voter registration is Republican and as a satirist consider myself of no political persuasion. 
TIME TO CLEAN IT UP.
The Soapbox View Well at least some kind of inflation is tackled here but moving the goalposts never meant that much unless kicking field goals. More touchdowns given up on like climate change, Governor Scott? It's like these testing scores where it really doesn't matter where the numbers are moved. The result's not good enough is not good enough. Boo hoo you're satisfied with how much the world's been polluted and that's the real shame. Humans are shrewd enough to make money either way. What's it to you people who're used to being poisoned by carbon?
Humans are shrewd enough to make money either way. What's it to you people who're so used to carbon poisoning you want there to be a level at least close to too much? Come on. STOP LOOKING HELPLESS YOU FINANCIAL GIANTS OF INDUSTRY! Divvy up the money through solar paneled roofs without all this nonsense of some financial trust or another getting screwed, other than just the rest of us. 
After all valuing everything above the human race has been mastered.

THE TESLA BATTERY. As with the slow progress of solar panels toward pervasiveness, HOME BATTERIED too could become bogged down in how the ECONOMIC PIE'S split. Utility companies have conventions where they discuss preserving their business model rather than expanding with the rest of us. Who knows? They'll work it out tomorrow. Pensacola News Journal
Criminal Enterprise System We're not really civilized till the mindlessness frame of mind disappears?
End the Criminal Enterprise System and uncivilized behavior.
Tackle the Criminal Enterprise System and stop defending how things are against how they should be? We've already fried the guilty to kingdom come and look where we still are? Time for waking up from The Criminal Enterprise System and becoming a real civilization?
While not a fan of intoxication Police State gives me more creeps. The Criminal Enterprise System is not a joke. Life's tragic cycles of revengePrejudice is a nightmare woven into the Criminal Enterprise System. Even our protection involves worked up frenzy. Perhaps nothing will ever be solved unless we wake up from this nightmare?
Famous addicts suggest never trying heroin because the addiction is so bad. People unnecessarily getting kicks from narcotics with such obvious bad side effects. But no let's go on and pretend a cultural war over people's behavior is worth the nation's soul? Moral Totems Should Be Risen To, Not Fallen From? Tackle the Criminal Enterprise System and stop defending how things are against how they should be? We've already fried the guilty to kingdom come and look where we still are?
Time for waking up from The Criminal Enterprise System to becoming a real civilization? Back in February Rolling Stone also had an essay conjecturing on some foresight necessary for dismantling the Criminal Enterprise System? The Criminal Enterprise System for our protection involves such worked up frenzy that perhaps nothing will ever be solved unless we wake up from this nightmare? We need to correct the distorted mindsets that create tragedy. Hatred's a dangerous thing. Harry Anslinger’s Dependence?
Prejudice is a nightmare woven into the Criminal Enterprise System. Even our protection involves worked up frenzy. Perhaps nothing will ever be solved unless we wake up from this nightmare? The police have no more business feeling under siege than any other citizen. Period.
End prejudice and the Criminal Enterprise System. From this tragedy's visual the scene appears to be OPEN SEASON. Is there no shame for what this individual personified? An American failure to be human. The police have no more business feeling under siege than any other citizen. Period.
The Soapbox View Talk about the room's 800 pound gorilla? On top of petty inconveniences, the Criminal Enterprise System for our protection involves such worked up frenzy that perhaps nothing will ever be solved unless we wake up from this nightmare?
The Soapbox View is gotta get out of this mess.
Stop defending how things are against how they should be and tackle the Criminal Enterprise System. When our protection requires such worked up frenzy it appears perhaps nothing will ever be solved unless we wake up from this nightmare? Hatred's a dangerous thing.
The Soapbox View Somehow these terrible tragedies are picked apart yet here we are - "Still crazy after all these years." End prejudice and the Criminal Enterprise System.
The Soapbox View The very nature of opportunity's in corruption. People just wanna "get paid.” 
Punish the self-medicated. That'll fix it. Time for waking up from The Criminal Enterprise System to becoming a real civilization?
And from the telling people what they want to hear file. The day after of Over 30 South Carolina Newspaper Facebook Pages checked, none included this picture or even story. The State ran the story so my original claim of none was incorrect.
The Soapbox View is we gotta get out of this mess and wake up from The Criminal Enterprise System and stop defending how things are against how they should be and becoming a real civilization? 
Forty acres and a mule with interest?
TO CUBA - My response to objections to US-Cuban Relations? Idiots created this archaic political imagery and opportunists allow(ed) it to persist. Americans deserve better than simplistic, exploitive demonstrations of patriotism. We should want Cuba's evolution as well as our own. I distrust all leaders' compromises. Just as all Bolsheviks had the potential to act as tyrannically as Stalin did, Castro's bubble wasn't created by himself all alone. Development will win and if there's enough money left from organized corruption Cuba will either be the most completely asphalted island in the world or transportation paradise. Right. They don't have the money. It's all what we decide. Would fly from Orlando if los Castro asked me to tea.
My response to objections to US-Cuban Relations? Tampa is a great place to bury the hatchet. Maybe President Obama will get to throw out the first Auto Dealer intent on asphalting the island for posterity? 
The Soapbox View is The Death Penalty as a principle may have justification. But the world is just not responsible enough. Ken Saro-Wiwa of Nigeria, etc. Throughout the world the rationalization for execution is wrong and the only way to right it is humans not killing humans. Period. We need to correct the distorted mindsets that create tragedy and hatred's a dangerous thing.
Mosri in Egypt? What's To Be Done?
The Soapbox View Choosing a death penalty for anyone is wrong. To Mr. Lincoln. 
Dogs are the best people. Humanity should be ashamed.
Punishing dogs for people crap. No shame.
Too soon to create a tide of running-mate hysteria? The show must go on? We're not destined to see the day rhetoric's gutted? Yes politics can all seem so terribly vulgar. I see sitcom. And now violins? Hope Everyone's Eatin' Fine
The Soapbox View Sounds like a problem requiring attention?  Problem requires attention?
The Soapbox View Why is so much political coverage framed the way Stalin would have wanted it?
Bigger than Oprah? - Secretary Clinton's Talk Show Circuit Campaign for the Presidency.
Charles M. Fraser Stunned. Politicians with crutches?
The Soapbox View I appreciate Ms. Clinton being in this election, very much. Being unhappy with the last dynasty, I still feel she should be commended for doing what she practically has to, to get things done by a woman. Not that I wouldn't expect the same mistakes from a man. But there is more of the responsibility as a woman imbedded in this campaign than just her personal satisfaction. She didn't have to run. One thing she's shown is respect for responsibility. While this Republican has had enough
The power of the office is the size of election. The Soapbox View Tasteful criticism. Hallmark of the free press?
The Soapbox View Looming is possibly the most nitpicking election ever recorded in the history of humankind? Probably.
http://www.presbymusings.com/.../would-jesus-deliver... Someone else's point-of-view that, I can't stress enough, is worth EVERYONE'S CONSIDERATION.
George W. Bush You need to survive a George W. Bush and realize political strings don't matter a God damn?
GEORGE W. BUSH SHOULD APOLOGIZE! As happens
generationally, some people lost sight of the pain. The idea all this could be solved militarily is, was and ever shall be preposterous. The Military Industrial Complex is not that complex. War's not the answer hasn’t got around? What about BURY ALL THESE DAMNED HATCHETS FAST - END THE SLAUGHTER that at their base are just petty skirmishes and the valor anointed our separate causes just not equal to everlasting peace, no?
The Soapbox View Little patience with "people of faith" as jargon especially when ALLAH/GOD is scapegoated THROUGHOUT the world. The Soapbox View Let the cycle of revenge madness go. The Soapbox View Dissecting tragedy is the only way out. The Soapbox View Humanity could use better examples. 
The Soapbox View is in this mass hysteria cycle of revenge, everyone's wrong. And whoever believes in their complete innocence is fooled thinking they're the center of the earth. When that's clearly Allah/God. Come on folks. We are smart enough for civilization to have matured well past what are essentially territorial feuds infinitely beneath our Creator's dignity.  END THE SLAUGHTER It's called war/jihad. But at its' base? Just petty skirmishes and the valor anointed our separates causes just not equal to everlasting peace, no? 
Religion is not a place for spite and some of this world's people are terribly mistaken about what it means to praise our Creator. PEACE NOW
Knights being pawns is chess and terrifying how the world's leaders get bug-eyed defending their constituencies' whose involvements are debatable. Why patriotism has to symbolize a level of viscousness in order to be sufficiently loyal. Where's that road taken us before? We are smart enough for civilization to have matured well past what are essentially territorial feuds infinitely beneath our Creator's dignity. 
Introduction of Fifth, Park and Madison 
A Kaleidoscopic Cold War View 
Calvin Kenetic shares ISD
The Soapbox View The government shouldn't be our keeper yet it is. The gun-control industry is more prosperous than a resolution.
Hardball with Chris Matthews - I like that, "tells donors.”
The Medical Industrial Complex should have been solved DECADES BEFORE we were locked into the spiraling cost of supporting a labyrinth with not all that much to do with how well your doctor(S) really knows you. According to a Dr. Who?
The Soapbox View 1. Doctor Patient Relationship. 
Charles M. Fraser Business. Not even little h ealthcare. 1. Doctor Patient Relationship. - The Medical Industrial Complex should have been solved DECADES BEFORE we were locked into the spiraling cost of supporting a labyrinth with not all that much to do with how well your doctor(S) really knows you. According to a Dr. Who? From which Unit? 
The Soapbox View Can't fix what choked off the doctor patient relationship. Now you're going to press for this expanded socialism while the majority pretends capitalism preserves their wealth when social expansion ensured their success. It's always all been capitalism and America home to a charadé as has the rest of the world. CAPITALISM FOR EVERYBODY!
One thing about history is there's always tomorrow. In a world of denial Turkey's hardly the leader of the pack. Time civilization grew up. No Señor?
Please handle the hurdle and rise above history's tragedies.
Integrity
C'mon? People didn't already intuitively realize? "That's America for you." History having to attack its' own "whitewashing." Having been reduced to just excuses to cry over spilt milk. WAKE UP AMERICA The nonsense driving yesterday's prejudices are on your watch.
Integrity For Sale? How were people to learn this ruthless world any different?
News was always advertising. Where’s the discomfort with the façade? What I think is everyone's gonna need a lawyer.
The Soapbox View Enjoyed the episode as usual. A tough Anton. The Saint twist exceptional. Good television.
Problems With The Military Industrial Complex?
Nationalism
 Ruling the world is unethical. People need to get a grip. Perspective.
The Soapbox View Oh please. If rhetoric were a pool you'd be drowning. When's this clown show wrap up and the ventriloquists free the American people? 
George W. Bush Reeks of the common touch, no? Middle-America auditorium. Scrunched up with the people. No One's An Alien, You Canadian! The Soapbox ViewCandidates should be cuddly? What a business.
The Soapbox View Sometimes justice is gift wrapped and other times just revenge. We'd be better off being better people, huh? Everybody works at something even if it's no good. The Soapbox View Everyone's personal relationship with the police isn't the same. The Soapbox View "Welcome My Friends To The Show That Never Ends?" Party Till We Drop? The Soapbox View Click Your Heels Dorothy? The Soapbox View Can't even buy an Olympics for that? How're gonna throw a party everyone can attend?
The Soapbox View What good's life if people can't grumble about the inconvenience of a major Hollywood film set in their paths? Geez. There's an abandoned production center peacefully set in a corner of an area of Astoria planned for cementing to the stars. Maybe some day we'll all live in humongous mansions that we never leave blue-screening our interactions because everyone just got tired of walking around with their phones. Now that's a Hollywood ending.
The Soapbox View VACATIONS FOR EVERYBODY! 
Of course capitalism works. People don't. The labor's done by drones. Human history to this point? Have a nice slurpee.
Unless Sun Rail reaches THE MAIN STREET. Laurels will have been sat on. Opportunities missed. Possibilities squandered. Excuses treasured. Disney's Monorail should have reached more than one downtown by now. Ya lazy bunch a hustlers they used to call it. We all love Disney World so this situation needs to get fixed before our smart cars deliver us from parking lot to parking lot with no other scenery in between other than the signs telling us where to share our money. + Is there really a master plan to asphalt the whole state so it might float just in case the ocean consumes too much Real Estate? and DON'T LITTER ++ TOURISM FOR EVERYBODY!
The Soapbox View If cyclists on trails works as a direct route? Absolutely, as a cyclist I think that's right. But bikes go where they need to go and not where they're told. Whenever the issue is bikes are in the way the issue is molded to reflect the automobile's primacy which is the very reason it's such a b____ when the infrastructure needs fixed. It may not appear so, drivers being told to slow and give up space, but when it's all figured out, what's better for bikes benefits everyone. Look where we are with the results of frustrated drivers.
The Soapbox View Come on. Divvy up the money through solar paneled roofs without all this nonsense of some financial trust or another getting screwed, other than just the rest of us. The Soapbox View However money circulates should be just as fascinating. The Soapbox View is we built paradise without figuring out how to fit everyone in because blaming the economists was and still is such a lucrative political sport? 
FEEDER LIGHT-RAIL LINES. Due to this blind need to asphaltically expand across Florida destroying the very reason it's a nice place to live, criticizing SunRail's lack of success when it's clearly not expansive enough to serve its' purpose is mere subjective forecasting and why this undertaking began decades late in the first place.
Close your eyes. Isn't that how the problem went away the last thirty-five years?
Miami Herald The Soapbox View Work up a sweat.
Moral Totems Should Be Risen To, Not Fallen From? Ya know throwing the book at them was supposed to have ended centuries ago? Everyone hope for the best and resolution of Harry Anslinger’s Dependence? 
THE PATRONAGE SYSTEM?
In this mass hysteria cycle of revenge, everyone's wrong and whoever believes in their complete innocence is fooled thinking they're the center of the earth when that's clearly Allah/God. Come on folks. We are smart enough for civilization to have matured well past what are at their base, just petty skirmishes and the valor anointed our separate causes just not equal to everlasting peace, no? 
Life's one big PERRY MASON episode. All about money.

The Soapbox View People need to stop looking for Oz. 
THE POLITICAL EVENT
Political Momentum
A game of ping-pong really this idea of conservatism vs. liberalism. Caging the other in a narrowly defined warped sense of righteousness. Intellectually lazy and not at all what the public could understand but what's simple to sell.
The Soapbox View of the Mount Everest of Elections?
Too soon to create a tide of running-mate hysteria? Not that news wasn't always advertising. But  there was some discomfort with the façade. 
Those stunned by this exposé are expected in Room 604 for assignment.
Can't believe the election hasn't spun a run on bobbleheads.
Trump hasn't disrupted the narrative at all. Either played like a harp or a banged on banjo, jingoism's tune's still sung by entire choirs. 

DON’T BE ANYONE’S SYCOPHANT
The machine runs on hype. 
Who doesn't stand a chance? Any new names now will at least get looks under the hood.
The Soapbox View Yes politics can all seem so terribly vulgar. Power a heady experience. Hard to get around anywhere self-interest lies? POLITICAL MOMENTUM
The Soapbox View Ooo. Pandering to the jingoistically centered Political Consciousness? Tis The Political Season
The Soapbox View Probably? Who's comfortable dealing with the government all the time? People, even mayors, just want to be left alone. Isn't that always the case? The politics of dancing on incredulity? Politics is a sniping craft and we get what we deserve. You know what this text business is, don't you? Another job for the lawyers.
Rhetoric Bandwagons never unless curious to see what a candidate eventually does.
And now the violins. That's violins. Nothing noteworthy comes till ya hear the drums.
I see sitcom.
It's as if there really is no such thing as the individual in politics.
Could any candidate of real celebrity possibly say "leisure career" and mean it. When the word work is the scapegoat itself, it should matter a lot more that messages the American public receives are packaged burdened with the same damn incredulities for generations. The Soviet Union was told to praise their socialism when it was just a more severe version of slave capitalism. Socialism for the rich protected the doctors from what? Don't Be Anyone's Sycophant.
The Soapbox View We're not destined to see the day rhetoric's gutted? The Soapbox View I like that "tells donors."
Wasn't announcing an announcement the announcement? Especially since what's official is made such a mockery?
Fascinating how everyone seemed ahead on this story? The Soapbox View is the more the merrier.
Too soon to create a tide of running-mate hysteria?
On the surface contentious and one would suppose a valid argument throughout history. While supposedly as many generations as possible working on anything might have more value. But then again everything is statistically hit or miss in American Politics?
Who's ready for a mature civilizationThe politics of dancing on incredulity? The Soapbox View Life has no business sucking.
Makes a good source of speculation. 
Cameras and scaling back the Criminal Enterprise SystemThe dog and pony show must go on. 
Regrettably the major media would have probably not felt compelled to focus on this specific tragedy. No kidding. SPEECHES FOR EVERYBODY!
And the satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the new era's Digital Front Porch Campaign begins? The successful presidential campaigns of James A. Garfield in 1880, Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and William McKinley in 1896 are perhaps the best-known front porch campaigns. The business of political campaigning can absorb another voice aiming for a sliver of political edge?
The deeper we go in the future the more tragic prejudices become. 
The Soapbox View People shouldn't bother people.
RACIST DENIAL IS WORSE THAN RACISM
To Ms. Nelle Harper Lee and Zora Neale Hurston. 
Passage Removed From 
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Belongs Back In 
If slavery is not a part of Honoring The Confederate States by flying that flag, then flaunting the reality the two can't be separated is revengefully insulting and perhaps right that that flag flies so everyone knows where patriotism’s perverted following something that's disgusting to believe. Racist arrogance was always wrong. Elitist-ism was and always will be wrong. Honor humanity lowering that flag. 
Pride in the flag might also mean not letting it be divisive. Since racism hasn't ended over centuries this isn’t just about that dag gum Civil War or flag. DENIAL'S AS DAMAGING AS RACISM
Until whites see the struggle of blacks as their own humanity remains a battle never won.
I write my signature next to a copy of my signature and when I was once asked for ID I was indignant. This idea of enforcing purity? Wasn't it once shown to perpetuate hatred? 
To The Victor Goes Being Spoiled?
No such thing as bad publicity. Gettin' it's a _itch.
The Soapbox View Restaurants are capitalism's backbone.
Grand Re-Opening Of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
Russia RUBLES FOR EVERYBODY RT
President Putin is not being ousted. Paranoid balderdash.
Victory Parades For Everybody!
The Soapbox View Definitely. Now is the time FOR A LOT MORE chest swaggering. When the whole world needs to mature from historically aggressive examples George W. Bush followed. Big gestures design history and it was NO POLITICIAN'S PLACE to wear the 9/11 tragedy on their sleeves. Russians seethe? If they're politicians they're posturing for their constituency. The modern world is smarter than all this BS and that's what the future will say about President Putin coasting on this upholding Russian nationalism image. That with so much possibility President Putin lived out the fantasy of playing with toy soldiers like Catherine the Great's husband Peter the Third. You need to separate yourself from the line of monarchs and get more of the details of a great life available to everyone right. Like a really good capitalist and not just a czar. Sir. 
The Soapbox View is BLINIS FOR EVERBODY! What a bunch of morons. At the critical juncture where everyone should be off their asses? Permission to live comes from the conglomeratized destruction of the great grassroots home-grown tradition of restaurants? WHERE IS THIS GENERATION'S SHAME?
Nothing about this world is shocking anymore? Charles M. Fraser Accuracy for the love of history. The Soapbox View One would have thought we were becoming smarter than this? Shrink The Industrial War Complex Who doesn't want money?
"Give me liberty or give me death." It's all hip. In the end we may all go gently walking off into the good night following our clichés' datedness. Victimized by nostalgia known for generations to have corrupted our complete integrity.  One would have thought we were becoming smarter than this?
School needs to be school period. Not what sometimes seems a paranoid experiment on kids' heads about money? Cameras For Everybody! School doesn't really feel like a classroom anymore? Best things I ever learned were in a classroom. And on another note? Private education is a myth. You run a school you're at least a pseudo-government institution no matter how the dollars are sliced.
Chris Matthews' Facebook page said Senator Rubio announced to his donors. Is there really no way of getting all this nonsense straight, Mr. Hannity? War sucks, huh? It's all rhetoric, ain't it Sean?
Stir up the smoke and mirrors why don't you?
on ABC Teaches A Proverbial Lesson: The Big Fish Eat The Small Fry + If The Rich Aren’t Getting Richer We’re In Real Trouble
Smoking
The Soapbox View Not smoking in public spaces is something smokers should have promoted themselves out of politeness a long time before the situation required treating them as criminals.
SOAPBOX VIEW
Never saw David Letterman in real life but 1986, 
AFTER SEEING JULY 4TH FIREWORKS FROM THE TOP OF THE N. E. CORNER OF SEVENTEENTH AND THIRD THE LARRY “BUD” MELMAN (Calvert DeForest) RODE DOWN IN THE ELEVATOR WITH ME AND SAID SEND MR. LETTERMAN THE POEM
WHERE'S THE TRAIN'S NEXT GENERATION?
Road Blocks For Everybody?
Don't ya just wish all of the people could be trusted all of the time.
(Robert) Moses' Legacy Requires Serious Touching Up
A few people live in the resplendent suburbs of Detroit and people feel the car did more for us than it took away. The asphalt transportation system was subsidized. Can Anyone Buy A Clue?
The entire system should have been properly upgraded and subsidized as was the traffic system which always claims to have ACCIDENTS every day. ALL THESE TRAGEDIES ARE MISTAKES. Not accidents. We need to get out of this financial insurance juggernaut that continues life as a series of gambles WHEN WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE SMARTER THAN THIS.
TRAFFIC Condolences. In the broader picture people take too much for granted and go too fast accepting a certain level of risk that stretches what's cautionary leading to what's called accidents but are really mistakes. 
The Soapbox View is we built paradise without figuring out how to fit everyone in because blaming the economists was and still is such a lucrative political sport?
The Soapbox View Except for three weeks in Florida twenty-four years ago, I haven't pumped my own gas in thirty-four years. Pity apparently bicyclists aren't eligible to be presidents of the United States? Yet people wonder why? Why doesn't the biggest industry in the world participate in the future of energy, piddling around disputing with this concept that maybe the earth's not been destroyed enough? So the petal to the metal means where a candidate sits in relation to keeping American minds on the steering wheel? Presumably?
The Soapbox View In Detroit's Memory.
If cyclists on trails works as a direct route? Absolutely, as a cyclist I think that's right. But bikes go where they need to go and not where they're told. Whenever the issue is bikes are in the way the issue is molded to reflect the automobile's primacy which is the very reason it's such a b____ when the infrastructure needs fixed. It may not appear so, drivers being told to slow and give up space, but when it's all figured out, what 's better for bikes benefits everyone. Look where we are with the results of frustrated drivers.
The entire system should have been properly upgraded and subsidized as was the traffic system which always claims to have ACCIDENTS every day. ALL THESE TRAGEDIES ARE MISTAKES. Not accidents. We need to get out of this financial insurance juggernaut that continues life as a series of gambles WHEN WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE SMARTER THAN THIS. 
The Soapbox View To the Train.  We're either proving we're smarter than what's not functioned properly or we aren't. TRANSITION WHO CAN'T AFFORD? Transportation molded to reflect the automobile's primacy is the very reason the infrastructure needs fixing. Traffic lanes up the ying-yang incessantly clogged. Why doesn't the biggest industry in the world participate in the future of energy? Piddling around disputing with this concept that maybe the earth's not been damaged enough? While being realistic is keeping the public's minds and consciousnesses on the steering wheel? So, in conclusion:
Those Star Trek transporter gizmos can't get here fast enough, huh? While William Shatner trying the first would prove how smart we are. The advancement of the Transportation Enterprise System wouldn't prove anything? ECONOMISTS' BOXES FOR EVERYONE! Corruption's as legal as it needs to be. Perfect time to not beat around the bush anymore. Expendable pawns useless to the machine. Not what we've become but always were. Capitalism functioning properly would have no problem applying socialism where warranted. End The Hypocrisy! In the broader picture? Chasing inflation never solved increasing inflation. Why aren’t economists smarter than this relentless make-believe-game of catch-up? Remember the deceased name in America, Woolworth's? The Five and Dime. New York City’s Woolworth Building on Broadway was built by the public's nickels and dimes commemorating capitalism's strengths.
Then civilization gradually woke up to every child’s only seeing the value of paper money and everything went digitally berserk. Why not a $15 minimum wage and more? Evidence is it won’t work any better than $5 or $10 ever did. End inflation or the madness never will.
Road Blocks For Everybody?
Driving is too hazardous in general. Habitual tail gaiting at every speed. Liberty is taken advantage until "oops" a mistake. Condolences. Since the question is can? The answer is undoubtedly. Could undoubtedly. Will? Requires a prediction and political involvement The Soapbox View does not want to take. Rent the chair out where it sits. Evenings on a schedule when the executive isn't working? You can see how finding a market for this hot chair was a predicament for the thieves. If people could afford to be honest all the time, would they be?

Ditto. Surely there's a wider-angled shot of this work of ART? And time for waking up from The Criminal Enterprise System to becoming a real civilization?
One thing about history is there's always tomorrow. In a world of denial Turkey's hardly the leader of the pack. Time civilization grew up. No Señor? 
Please Turkey handle the hurdle and rise above history's tragedies as all should.
Like saying there'll be earthquakes. Bunch of nutjobs encouraging themselves to explode. So heave more kindling on the fire? Maybe what calls itself The Press should ask better questions? The Soapbox View If relations with Ukraine prosper? If ruthlessness isn't the only barometer.
Truth is only true through enough money? Humanity has technically not advanced one iota.
May war die.
Imagine war rendered fruitful or just oxymoronic.
Dissecting tragedy is the only way out. 
Has society become friendlier than ever thought possible? Or somewhere behind all this effervescent happiness lies a façade. CEASE FIRE FOREVER! The Soapbox View May innocence rise from the treacherous madness of modern war. That war is this hideous is still not a surprise.
The Soapbox View is it shouldn't matter what Tony Blair possesses. Maybe the only way there'll be real financial progress, is the actually stopping of inflation's diddling with what little everyone else has. Just can't seem to manufacture make believe money fast enough to satisfy every shark? We're this smart and not enough money to go around. This is a land of confusion. Heard that before.
Sharing the military wealth is more to the point. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
“It’s a suicide trap.”
Well here are once again. Russia a generation removed from war and America on an almost auto-pilot where it's not patriotic to oppose anymore. China a powerful responsibility. So without history's rhetorical generation removed from catastrophic war, The Chesters Are At It Again. TESTING THE TOYS. Quoting Russian and Soviet Historian, 
Dr. John E. Evans. "Ya got em ya use em.” 
Women on Currency Why not? And Eleanor on the dime too with Franklin!
May the custom of fairness prevail.
KISSES FOR MY PRESIDENT, 1964 Polly Bergen
Trust Women
The liberation of women stands between us and an objectively operating world.
Women Are Progress' Barometer
Augusta National Noteworthily Accepts Women? 
Z Soapbox View
Pursues the Twin Legacies 
Andy Rooney and I.F. Stone?