All sponsorships must be public

If a singer gets money to mention a beer brand or car, it must be disclosed in the song name.

If a movie or tv show gets sponsored by a clothing company, that must be mentioned on the title screen.

If a politician talks to a lobbyist, that time must be logged and prominently published on the politicians main website.… read more “All sponsorships must be public”

What really happened in Afghanistan

Fantastic perspective. Stupid war where each tribe just said what Americans (or Pakistan or Iran) wanted to hear to get weapons to fight each other over land and water.

Julius Caesar talks about dealing with the same problems in France and Germany in his day… Lots of tribes that would ally with the Romans when it was convenient and fight them if there was an opportunity.… read more “What really happened in Afghanistan”

Fashion and Jewelry

What is the difference between designer clothing and jewelry versus generic brands? https://newrepublic.com/article/121381/study-higher-income-inequality-correlates-luxury-consumerism. When I was poor, I tried to buy status symbols to give the appearance of success. I later learned that no one believed it. Fashion and jewelry are mostly a way to funnel money from the poor to the rich. I was a member of a elite golf and country club in LA – most members had net worth between $10 million to $5 billion.… read more “Fashion and Jewelry”

Special Interests Destroying America

Right now in America we are struggling. It seems that people are most interested in taking everything they can out of the system for themselves.

People taking social security disability and medicare and unemployment benefits who are perfectly able to work are the biggest group.

Corporations on government subsidies and protections get even more money than individuals taking government benefits.… read more “Special Interests Destroying America”