Privatization and austerity are hitting a country rooted in systemic inequality
This process was applied to Puerto Rico, my country, a long time ago.
It was progressing at a mostly unnoticed pace by those Puerto Ricans who weren’t ‘woke’ yet. There was a ‘hint’ of this process when the PROMESA Bill was signed into law.
The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) is a US federal law that established an oversight board, a process for restructuring debt, and expedited procedures for approving critical infrastructure projects in order to combat the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis.
~The Shock Doctrine~
The strategy by the world’s economic elites of imposing an extremely neoliberal economic regime on communities they control, using some form of shock: a natural disaster, a coup d’etat, a war, a financial crisis, etc.
Once the community has been crippled by this first shock, the economic “reforms” are imposed suddenly, creating a secondary blow.
Then, as the community begins to recover and fight back, the authorities use torture and police brutality to literally shock the community a third time.
In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades.
The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world – through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.
(Very interesting and gripping book. I highly recommend it.)
Not just pay for i. We will pay for it twice. If Congress pays for it now and use the 20% tax to reimburse us we pay double. The cost of the goods to get the tax will just go up by 20% meaning we pay the tax also.
On Wednesday, November 23, Keith Olbermann laid out a plan to get rid of Donald Trump once and for all.
It’s not perfect – Mike Pence would be President.
But it would avert the disaster that is Donald Trump.
The 25th Amendment is typically known for handling the transition of power if a President is too ill or too dead to perform his duties, but the vaguely-worded masterpiece that is Section 4 seems to have been designed for Donald Trump or someone like him.
Watch the full explanation in the video included below.
BECAUSE WITHOUT ELEPHANTS, WHAT KIND OF WORLD THIS WOULD BE
August 12 is World Elephant Day and brings people together to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face.
The World Elephant Day mission is to spread awareness, share knowledge, and provide solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants.
Elephants are now going extinct at a rate of one every 14 minutes.
Without mercy humans are destroying the elephants faster and faster.
Unequivocally the world must end the ivory trade.
Poaching, human-elephant conflict, habitat loss, exploitation and abuse are all underpinned by social, political, economic and environmental realities in the countries where elephants reside – in captivity or in the wild.
On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.
The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, improving enforcement policies to prevent the illegal poaching and trade of ivory, conserving elephant habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and, when appropriate, reintroducing captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.
World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection.
On World Elephant Day, August 12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike.
We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.”
Graydon Carter, Editor of Vanity Fair
Elephants are simply one more natural resource that is being caught up in human greed on the one hand and human need on the other. We somehow need people to become reacquainted with nature or they can have no clue as to the inter-relatedness of cause and effect.”
Dr. Stephen Blake, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Its world Elephant day and the Nairobi elephant orphanage in Kenya has been celebrating by highlighting the plight of Africa’s elephants which are threatened by surging rates of illegal poaching.
Hundreds of Elephants have been massacred in the last couple of year across Sub-Saharan pushing the animals to the brink of extinction
~~Celebrate World Elephant Day 2015~~
~~Published on Aug 11, 2015~~
Every day at the DSWT is World Elephant Day. But today is a chance for us to celebrate the species together and let the world know why they need our protection. Watch as our Nursery Head Keeper, Edwin Lusichi takes us through a day in his life caring for orphaned baby elephants at our orphanage in Nairobi.
~~Umani Springs – Kibwezi Forest~~
~~Published on Aug 7, 2015~~
Umani Springs in the Kibwezi Forest – our third and most recent rehabilitation unit – nestled within a paradise where the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has a concession from the Kenya Forest Service to manage and protect this unique and treasured ground water forest abutting the Chyulu Hills National Park.
Now home to ten of our orphaned elephants and numerous wild herds along with a multitude of other fauna and flora Umani Springs Lodge enables a privileged few a home from home within this extremely special ecosystem.