Corporations, they love to cheat, lie and exploit workers everywhere. Corporations dub themselves job creators, when in fact they re nothing more than another attempt by the privileged few to exploit those who are not so privileged. What follow is a brief but sordid tale. A real world example of how a large Corporation lies and cheats in order to deny employees or former employers their benefits. The story in this case is 100% true name, in order to protect the identity of this individual from any reprisal and for privacy reasons names have been changed.
Gun insanity strikes again, in Orlando Florida; In a quiet respectable neighborhood (Baldwin Park). A routine traffic stop becomes leads into an encounter straight out of Rod Sterling’s imagination! A Police office gives a simple traffic infraction. A few moments later a man riding an electric scooter and wearing a ski mask runs a stop sign and crashes it in between a row of houses this leads into a scuffle where the assailant fires his gun attempting to kill the officer before being subdued. Here is the kicker… the assailant was none other than 63 year old William Cates, the same individual who had just received the traffic ticket! Yes ladies and gentlemen once again a story where gun ownership by an unassuming unlikely source leads to a strange attempt to get revenge. Now everyone is thinking what does Continue reading →
The State of Florida, a state which for the last two election cycles has been desperately trying to shed its extreme social conservatism. A state which bled red and is now moving to a more liberal direction. Marijuana, for many conservatives a vile drug, and the root of all that is evil. Marijuana for long has been maligned as a gateway to harder drugs and a way to ruin lives and families. However in our current times the perspective has change there is a push of acceptance towards marijuana as it has many uses specifically when it comes to dealing with physical ailments. There is a push now being made in the State of Florida the former bedrock of conservatism so that marijuana can at the very least achieve status albeit for medical purposes.
Florida does it again! After the slaying last year of Trayvon Martin in a terribly and openly racist incident, a copy cat is on the prowl. Jordan Russell Davis, a young 17 year old black high school student killed because of loud music? This time a 45 year old white male named Michael Dunn instigated a fight and fired 8 to 9 times against an unarmed teenager an argument over “ loud music”. Naturally the shooter as embraced Florida’s beautiful Disaster the Kill at Will legislation known as Stand Your Ground (where apparently being black is enough to get you killed). Once again the state of Florida is thrust into the spotlight on an another blatant racial incident, involving guns Continue reading →
Under a scorching summer sun, a typical blistering Miami Summer’s day. In a part of town where its residents are of relatively low income brackets. Mitt Romney came riding on his chariot to grace the people with his presence The Bain Man himself came ready and we the people were there to greet them to make sure that he gets to hear what we have to say. Mitt Romney needs to be held accountable for all his actions ranging from his lack of paying taxes, getting money from Right Wing Death Squads and of course illicit campaign donations from foreign individuals abroad. Mitt Romney has done the improbable become a candidate that actually tops George W. Bush when it comes to imitating Mussolini. This time we the people would stand and make our voices heard, we the people fought against a man who is the embodiment of the 1%.
After their purchase in Wisconsin the Koch Machine now sets its sights on creating an environment for stealing an election in Florida (how is that for dejavu). Led by Koch Industries South CEO Rick Scott, the state of Florida has been on an attack on the right to vote. The campaign which has been ongoing for a while has been reaching a point of frenzied within the last week. Rick Scott has tried to create legislation to restrict voters and then recently has started a purge on the voters in the state. Once again it looks like there is a sense of dejavu permeating from the Southern branch of Koch Industries.
Another election, another attempt at voter fraud. CEO Rick Scott recently launched a purge to clean up the voter lists and make sure all registered voters are indeed legitimate. Unlike the assault in 2000, those purges from the voter Continue reading →
Racism is dead! The words have been declared for a while in America. Nobody wants to talk about race or face the issue. Anyone who feels discriminated is playing the race card and trying to gain some sort of sociological edge. Racism seemed to have been dead and gone until a tragedy in Florida.A White Man taking the life of a young African American Male. Once again the two races collide in a town in Central Florida. Clouding the situation further is a gun law which smacks of poorly crafted legislation. Once again down south the country that has vanquished racism is encountering a phantom from the past. This situation has left many confused and puzzled is racism still alive?
Trayvon Martin his death has now become symbolic of Southern failure. The gunman has yet to be arrested or charged with any such crime. The police of a little enclave known as Sanford Florida washed their hands much like Pilate and have unleashed Continue reading →
Congratulations Florida you have done it again! Once again making a move and promoting a piece of legislation which is spearheading a most devastating disease that is wracking the Nation. Issues which should have long been settled are now coming out of the dark to play. In an era of enlightenment the anachronism rears its hideous visage, and once again the rational people have to put up with this mockery and unconstitutional situation. Faith is a private matter, not the engine of legislation and law, not that which moves our country in a highly diversified melting pot. The Founding Fathers put a Wall between Church and State for a good reason. To ensure the survival of the Republic recent activity however shows that this wall is being torn faster than the ill conceived one in Berlin. The wall which for so long has held our Country together is is quickly falling to pieces.
Florida with every passing day many of us wonder when do we vote again? The Legislative Session stormed through like a hurricane. Scott’s budget took a shot at all public employees, attacking those who need assistance, slashed education and ended the hopes of any high speed rail (a smaller rail project in Orlando now hangs in the balance as well). Despite everything the state of Florida remains standing. Despite all the strikes we still remain strong and are continuing to wage the war against Rick Scott. There has been a strong grassroots mobilizations, including a stronger Union presence. The time has come and Florida has awakened the battle against Rick Scott , will take National significance come 2012. In fact Rick Scott’s abject failure as a governor may actually prove to be a boon to the Progressive movement on the National stage. Continue reading →