RUSSIA AIN’T YOUR FRIEND – Prophetic word to the Church

The Christian Church has been played like a fiddle.
Trump has the maturity of a child. “You think America is so innocent”, says the child president. I understand the benefit of being introspective, that is maturity. But it is a big difference between being introspective and childish. “When I was a child I thought as a child.” In this case, the child has become the President of the United States due to the “Christian Right” seeking a conservative supreme court justice appointee and a Zionist President.

I am here to prophecy that it is all going to backfire and the selection of Trump as the great Christian hope will be a cataclysmic church failure.

 

~Ellington Haywood Ellis~

February 15, 2017

THE FOLLY OF FIGHTING PROGRESSIVES

 

This post centers on the folly of disrupting the will of the people. You may get by with it in any given election, but it is not sustainable. You can alter destiny, but you can never stop it. This is the fight that I have with Conservatism. Everything must change. Inherent in conservative ideology is conserve. Nothing is conserved, everything is changing. People are not human beings, we are human becomings; we are constantly changing, physically and mentally every millisecond. Conservatives, are fighting against destiny.

We can slow change down, I surmise, but we can never stop it. To believe we can stop progressives or progression is folly in itself. Again, things naturally move from order to chaos (Entropy) Conservatism is a struggle against entropy – degradation – Decomposition – degeneration – decline. Example: when the republicans held up Obama’s supreme court nominee for over a year, it was an attempt to alter progression – change – degeneration – progress. They did nothing more than alter, slowed down change. You cannot stop progressiveness, you can only slow it down. Altering progress always puts one on the wrong side of history. Republicans will live in a constant state of stress and turmoil until they understand this principle.

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Black History Month – Honoring Oneness – We are all connected

 

Today in Black History Month, we Honor Anna Julia Haywood Cooper

Bishop Garfield Thomas Haywood’s Father, Bennett Haywood was born on the slave plantation of Dr Edmund Burke, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Anna Julia Haywood Cooper’s mother slaved on the plantation of Edmund’s brother, George Washington Haywood. Anna Julia Haywood is the daughter of George Washington Haywood and Hannah Stanley Haywood; we are all interconnected.

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was a writer, teacher, and activist who championed education for African-Americans and women.

“Cooper published her first book, A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South, in 1892. In addition to calling for equal education for women, A Voice from the South advanced Cooper’s assertion that educated African-American women were necessary for uplifting the entire black race. The book of essays gained national attention, and Cooper began lecturing across the country on topics such as education, civil rights, and the status of black women. In 1902, Cooper began a controversial stint as principal of M Street High School (formerly Washington Colored High). The white Washington, D.C. school board disagreed with her educational approach for black students, which focused on college preparation, and she resigned in 1906.

In addition to working to advance African-American educational opportunities, Cooper also established and co-founded several organizations to promote black civil rights causes. She helped found the Colored Women’s League in 1892, and she joined the executive committee of the first Pan-African Conference in 1900. Since the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) did not accept African-American members, she created “colored” branches to provide support for young black migrants moving from the South into Washington, D.C.

Cooper resumed graduate study in 1911 at Columbia University in New York City, New York. After the death of her brother in 1915, however, she postponed pursuing her doctorate in order to raise his five grandchildren. She returned to school in 1924 when she enrolled at the University of Paris in France. In 1925, at the age of 67, Cooper became the fourth African-American woman to obtain a Doctorate of Philosophy.

In 1930, Cooper retired from teaching to assume the presidency of Frelinghuysen University, a school for black adults. She served as the school’s registrar after it was reorganized into the Frelinghuysen Group of Schools for Colored People. Cooper remained in that position until the school closed in the 1950s.

Anna Julia Cooper died in 1964 in Washington, D.C. at the age of 105.”

Sources:

Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988); Paula J. Giddings, When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America (New York: Harper Collins, 2001); Kimberly Springer, “Anna Julia Haywood Cooper,” in African-American Lives, ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

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Obamacare – The Republican Conundrum – Repeal – Pretend – Replace

 

The repeal and replace drumbeat has persisted for so long that many low and middle class republican supporters have been deafened by the fact that they are benefiting from the very law that they are seeking to repeal. What is even more risky for these supporters is that their very life could eventually hinge upon Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) itself.

 

Thirty-million Americans are now protected against Insurance companies discriminating against preexisting medical condition persons. Children can now stay on their parents health insurance until age 26. Since the inception of Obamacare, healthcare spending has been on a downward spiral. Insurance companies are profiting and creating jobs. We are no longer an “employer based health insurance Nation.” Big business can no longer coerced employees to work under harsh conditions with the hanging threat of losing health insurance coverage.

 

A solid contra argument that Republican leaders use is that premiums of some Americans are rising. However, these premiums are not rising arbitrarily, they are being raised by these hugely profitable insurance companies. It is critical to note, that premium accelerations were happening prior to Obamacare and will continue to rise in a free market society, until the “invisible hand” of the market drives down and stabilizes prices. In any marketplace, prices are greasy going up and sticky coming down. So think it not strange that this occurs under Obamacare. These are the facts, not the hype.

 

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, center, joins House Republican leaders Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for a news conference following a GOP conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 4, 2017, in Washington, about discussing plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)

 

Let me hasten to add, Obamacare is far from perfect. What is being lost in the mayhem is that the health of the healthcare market is far better than what it was prior to the institution of the Affordable Care Act. Nonetheless, most “parking lot” literal constitutionalist argue that the mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. It is a fair argument. We can also argue that Medicare and Medicaid are mandates and unconstitutional. The current Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act and it did not strike down the legislation as unconstitutional. Insurance companies are taking advantage of Obamacare by finding loop holes to undermined the law, and increase  profits thereby. Markets always behave in such manners. We can contemplate instituting regulations to close loopholes, but it will be a temporary fixed until the market finds new loopholes in the new implemented regulations. No law is perfect. As mortals in a capitalistic society we must do the best we can in an imperfect democracy.

 

Inherently, health insurance is for people who cannot afford to pay for healthcare, therefore the risk is transfer to an insurance company to pay on the behalf of the wealth deprived persons. Billionaires and multimillionaires do not carry insurance. Trump and many of the inherited wealthy do not know what a healthcare card looks like. They don’t need it. When they get sick, or need a check up, they pay for it. Ninety percent of Americans are not so lucky. The constitutional argument is favorite of the privileged few, and they have employed healthcare carrying cardmembers to make their argument. Many of the working class faithful and strict constitutionalist are unaware of the true invisible hand in the insurance market.

 

It is fruitless to argue against healthcare insurance for yourself, unless you are one of the lucky wealthy not in need of insurance. Even more so, it is pointless and destructive to argue for the purity of a constitution that was created by impure mortals. We strive for a more perfect union, and it will always be a striving not a completion.

 

The Chicago Tribune

 

What are we to do with Obamacare? Fair-minded Democrats and Republicans alike both know that the Affordable Care Act needs care. The Republican Governor John Kasich rightfully stated “There’s room for improvement of Obamacare, but to repeal and not to replace?” he said Wednesday. “I just want to know what’s going to happen to all those people who find themselves out in the cold.”

 

So, Republican leaders, you now have Obamacare, you cannot pretend to repeal and replace, when you can only, at this point, rename and improve. To try anything more the working class pitchforks will be at your door.

 

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Lithium-ion Battery Tester

Global Battery Solutions has just designed and developed, a one of a kind, prototype Lithium-ion Battery Tester. What the market has been waiting for. Today the guys in the Lab and our entire team are Jubilant. It works!

 

 

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Thousands of U.S. locales where the drinking water is worse than in Flint

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Welcome to America, but don’t drink the water. Mexico’s Government could promote to its citizens, “ Visit America, but don’t drink the water.” Promoting that slogan may be the best immigration policy for America.

 

Last year, the City of Flint, Michigan’s water troubles ruptured on to the world scene, after it was reported that the powerful, neglected at best and intentionally at worst, allowed it’s citizens to be exposed to high levels of lead drinking water. A report stated that 5 percent of the children screened there had high blood lead levels.

 

What we have since learned is that Flint is no freak City. In fact, a Reuters Report confirms that nearly 3,000 areas where lead poisoning rates at least double those in Flint during the height of that city’s water crisis. In addition, more than 1,100 of these communities had a rate of elevated blood tests at least four times higher.

 

It is time for American’s to wake up and smell the water. America’s drinking water is extremely contaminated. I argue again, that many of the sickness and diseases we face today are a direct consequence of our drinking water.

 

We should not for a moment, expect the big, powerful and the wealthy, who are profiting from our sicknesses and illnesses to change the situation. We, the people alone will do it. I am one voice crying in the wilderness, Don’t drink the water.” Know this, when you drink water from a faucet you are drinking contamination into your body. You are drinking not only lead, but feces and other highly toxic contaminants at unacceptable levels. It has become so dire in America, that a lot of our bottled water is contaminated. America’s water is in decline, and this may be indicative of America itself.

Graphic: Charlie Szymanski, Christine Chan, Matt Weber Source: State agencies or CDC. Some states did not include data for census tracts and zip codes if the testing numbers were small, usually below five, to protect patient privacy. These areas appear as if no one was tested.