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My Twitter bio sums up my approach pretty well: Progressive, antiwar, humanitarian, environmentalist, civil liberties, human rights, Down Syndrome (my son). #ConnectTheLeft. I’m generally to the left of most elected officials and consider myself an independent for that reason. I’m concerned about the current state of government in the US and hope to contribute to turning it around in the future.

Feel free to read and comment on anything I publish here. I won’t censor opposing viewpoints. I also follow back others with blogs who follow mine (and some who don’t).

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  1. News media on and off net censors how economy works, including twitter.. Living wages affords extras = healthy business = healthy money markets = permanent surplus. Spray hose up. Government deficits proves low wages are paid, or there would not be deficits ever, at all. A mean king who has a gold pit the size of Asia, but pays low wages, will still have a terrible economy, yet he will be able to pay his bills. Big business that makes good money overseas, is similar. Only raising incomes will cure this economy. A real gov. stimulus helps business pay affording incomes, — includes getting costs off of people. We never have had 100% spender ability; profits will be profound when we do. …Raising interest rates to stop a housing bubble; nonsense. Causes stagflation, — peculiar inflationary trends. Rate of return is interest rates only. Must stay at same low fair rate. They always make it easier to get a loan in a bad economy, or the housing market will have no spenders. They are supposed to give loans out only to those who can afford actually, and only at appraisal value that is actually real. …The communists never paid living wages; Franklin Roosevelt did; and this is only why we ever had a decent economy reasonably so, ever. …as we note moral people do believe average IQ people for instance, do deserve to afford to eat out on what they make also. edythe marcellan the poor r the ones bigoted against extremely.

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  2. Thanks for the follow and I look forward to reading your post.

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  3. Merci de suivre mon blog. d–0.o–b

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  4. Desert is a dry, sandy place. Dessert – is a sweet, after dinner treat. It’s Just Dessert not just desert. Use to get it wrong all the time myself until I remembered my mom telling me you always want seconds of desserts and just one desert.

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  5. Hey how’s it going! I typed in down syndrome and your twitter profile came up and noticed you have a son who has down syndrome. I wanted to share with you a beautiful song and video my brother made of our cousin Santana, who also was born with down syndrome! I just wanted to share how beautiful it is and how people with down syndrome can do anything they put their minds to and that includes flying to the moon(song title). Give it a listen!

    Thank you,
    Luca Perri

    Here is the link:

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  6. Xena permalink

    Rick, I know that we recently met when you visited my blog, but after going over your blog, it is my opinion that you deserve the Peace and Justice Award. It would be an honor if you accept. You can find it here:
    http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/peace-and-justice-award/

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  7. Xena permalink

    Rick,
    Please, accept this. It’s a very important and newly created award for unique bloggers:
    http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/humanitarian-award/

    While you’re there, and if you haven’t done so yet, please also pickup your Blogging Buddy Award. http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/blogging-buddy-award/

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  8. Rick,
    I’ve nominated you for the Lighthouse Award. You are deserving of this award. The description and rules are found at http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/the-lighthouse-award/

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  9. spocko permalink

    Great post. Your thinking mirrors mine. So what are your thoughts on how to change things?
    Thoughts on how to make end runs?
    Thoughts on pressure points to get info without whistleblowers?
    I’m interested in all these things and I like they way your analyzed the issues. I’m curious on your thoughts on solutions.

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  10. Would you consider serving on the National Steering Committee of the Justice Party Rick? Big fan of your blog.

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  11. Delighted to have found your blog here Rick. Looking forward to reading your intelligent posts. Regards Thom.

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  12. Rick, I’ve nominated your blog for 3 awards. Hope you can accept, if not all 3, then 1 or 2.

    https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/awards-holiday-presents/

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  13. Nice. Thanks for following my blog.

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  14. Really enjoyed your blog. Thanks

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    • Thank you for your comment on Obama on Republicans. I appreciate it. I don’t know if I checked follow but I do read your blogs. Will check to make sure I follow.

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  15. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you enjoy the wide variety of music covered and find the writing entertaining. I usually post on a weekly basis. I welcome comments. If it has been a while since you last visited come on over and see what’s new on The Jukebox. Regards and good luck with all your projects. Thom

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  16. Just got a chance to really look at your blog. Lots of great stuff! 🙂

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  17. You have received the Respect Award. I truly respect you and thank you for your support. You can read about the award at the following;
    https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/the-respect-award/

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  18. I’m Canadian, but have followed US politics for quite some time, and last March started a blog of my own. The political landscape is fascinating and generally absurd but very compelling as well. I invite you to visit my site; and welcome your thoughts if any —

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  19. Geri Wasserman permalink

    I wish I would of come across your blog sooner. Very insightful. I will use as reference for topics influencing today’s progressive movement and politics in general. Thank you.

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  20. Geri Wasserman permalink

    I just noticed it was your birthday yesterday. Happy Belated. Once again, thank you for your insightful writing on a broad spectrum of topics. You deserved to have had a great day.

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  21. Noll Kozik permalink

    Hey Rick, I wanted to make an inquiry regarding a blog series I’d like to submit.

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