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PUT TRUMP DOWN

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PUT TRUMP DOWN

If this country goes absolutely crazy and puts Donald Trump in the White house, this is what I think will happen in 2017:

Hatred will rule every action.

Racism will be rampant and violent. African Americans could be shot on sight. (It seems to be happening already.)

Riots will break out in most major US cities.

Martial Law will be declared and The National Guard will be sent to shoot down any dissent by fellow Americans. Once again, Americans will wage war against other Americans. There will be brutal roundups of Mexicans, Syrians, and other foreign-born immigrants. Also, a huge target? The LGBT community.

All of these people could end up in concentration camps without ever being charged with breaking existing law. It’s not like we haven’t done that before.

Women will lose all of their hard won rights and become even more objectified. (Trump is a woman hater.)

Slavery will return to American soil.

If you think any or all of this sounds far-fetched, think again. This country has enough stockpiled tanks for a President Donald Trump to send out and squash any uprising. I would not put it beyond his demented mind to even use nuclear weapons both here and anywhere else he deems a threat to his ego.

The only thing that will stop this man is to vote him down.

It’s up to you and me.

AMERICANS: VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH. VOTE WISELY

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THIS IS HOW THEY DO IT

THE KILLING VOTE

In This Fast-Paced Political Thriller:

Washington politicians and U.S. healthcare executives are conspiring in a sinister cost-cutting scheme to legalize selective euthanasia for the seriously ill and dying, primarily for the poor and powerless.

If secret legislation can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.

What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming suspicious and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.

                                                The deadline:  Seven days.

Can Ted Yost stop the power brokers? Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping stop him?

                                Some Reviews of THE KILLING VOTE:

Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.

David Corbett Writer & Teacher

 “The Killing Vote starts off with a bang, literally, and never lets up. Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb pull no punches in highlighting behind the scenes politics. Gripping.”

Cara Black Aimée Leduc Series

“…I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the book, so let me say that I locked all the doors and turned on all the lights in the house then stayed up all night reading.

Ana Manwaring Writer & editor

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Vote-Bette-Golden-Lamb-ebook/dp/B014Z5YMKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1441906697&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+vote

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VOTE — PUT TRUMP DOWN

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VOTE — PUT TRUMP DOWN

 If this country goes absolutely crazy and puts Donald Trump in the White house, this is what I think will happen in 2017:

Hatred will rule every action.

Racism will be rampant and violent. African Americans could be shot on sight. (It seems to be happening already.)

Riots will break out in most major US cities.

Marshall Law will be declared and The National Guard will be sent to shoot down any dissent by fellow Americans. Once again, Americans will wage war against other Americans. There will be brutal roundups of Mexicans, Syrians, and other foreign-born immigrants. Also, a huge target? The LGBT community.

All of these people could end up in concentration camps without ever being charged with breaking existing law. It’s not like we haven’t done that before.

Women will lose all of their hard won rights and become even more objectified. (Trump is a woman hater.)

Slavery will return to American soil.

If you think any or all of this sounds far-fetched, think again. This country has enough stockpiled tanks to send out and squash any uprising President Donald Trump choses. I would not put it beyond his demented mind to even use nuclear weapons both here and anywhere else he deems a threat to his ego.

The only thing that will stop this man is to vote him down.

It’s up to you and me.

AMERICANS: VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH. VOTE WISELY

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THIS IS HOW THEY DO IT.

In This Fast-Paced Political Thriller:

Washington politicians and U.S. healthcare executives are conspiring in a sinister cost-cutting scheme to legalize selective euthanasia for the seriously ill and dying, primarily for the poor and powerless.

If secret legislation can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.

What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming suspicious and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.

                                                The deadline:  Seven days.

Can Ted Yost stop the power brokers? Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping stop him?

                                Some Reviews of THE KILLING VOTE:

Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.

David Corbett Writer & Teacher

 “The Killing Vote starts off with a bang, literally, and never lets up. Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb pull no punches in highlighting behind the scenes politics. Gripping.”

Cara Black Aimée Leduc Series

“…I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the book, so let me say that I locked all the doors and turned on all the lights in the house then stayed up all night reading.

Ana Manwaring Writer & editor

 

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Vote-Bette-Golden-Lamb-ebook/dp/B014Z5YMKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1441906697&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+vote

PRESIDENTIAL REALITY SHOW

 

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 Presidential Reality Show

Even the smartest among us has been emotionally dragged into this 2016 drama of presidential candidate pimping.

With the social media tweeting-trending-taunting us with a constant flow of tasty and tasteless tidbits, we all sit and wait for the next vacuous item that has little to do with our reality. Even the best of us has started yearning for those sound bites that make our eyes light up. Useless information  is fun. We can’t get enough. We’ve all become addicts–might as well shoot all this trivia right into our veins. Oh, wait! Isn’t that what we’re doing?

Whatever happened to journalism, a profession that generally used to take the high road to enlightenment or at least provide us with real information? Those people used to do their jobs–ask the hard questions and not let politicians get away with not answering. Think of Edward R. Murrow. That’s the journalist that killed McCarthyism. Oh, wait. Who remembers him? Who cares? I’m busy.

What the hell!

What ever happened to the quest for the truth?

While we’ve all been occupied with mindless entertainment, politicians are using our lack of attention to steal our country and everything it once stood for.

Here are things I thought were on the way out, but are back stronger than ever:

Racism. Maybe it’s time to shackle white people so they get a taste of what it’s like to be a slave. Especially now that they are a minority.

Misogyny. Women have had to claw their way up the mountain only to find a horde of men standing in line to shove them back down. Whether it’s their reproductive rights or their right to earn money that matches their talents, these men want women put in their place–at the bottom.

Hunger. We no longer care if people starve, as long as it’s not us.

Children in poverty. Let them fend for themselves.

Veterans. We’re finished with you. Get a peg leg.

Education. The more the people know, the more trouble they are. Cut those funds. We like them dumb and dumber.

Why is all this happening?

We’re too busy getting our daily fix of useless information. Time to shoot up! Don’t bother me–I’m busy with my smart phone, my television, my computer. Way too busy to sock it to the politicians that,  along with their families,  lead a pretty secure and good life contributing absolutely nothing. Remember we pay for them even though they don’t do their jobs. And everyone of them becomes a millionaire while in office.

How can all of this happen?

Because we allow it.

 

 

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In This Fast-Paced Political Thriller:

Washington politicians and U.S. healthcare executives are conspiring in a sinister cost-cutting scheme to legalize selective euthanasia for the seriously ill and dying, primarily for the poor and powerless.

If secret legislation can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.

What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming suspicious and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.

                                                The deadline:  Seven days.

Can Ted Yost stop the power brokers? Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping stop him?

                                Some Reviews of THE KILLING VOTE:

Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.

David Corbett Writer & Teacher

 “The Killing Vote starts off with a bang, literally, and never lets up. Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb pull no punches in highlighting behind the scenes politics. Gripping.”

Cara Black Aimée Leduc Series

“…I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the book, so let me say that I locked all the doors and turned on all the lights in the house then stayed up all night reading.

Ana Manwaring Writer & editor

 

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Vote-Bette-Golden-Lamb-ebook/dp/B014Z5YMKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1441906697&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+vote

 

ROSES AND POLITICIANS

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 Roses & Politicians

 Spring is here. Everything is awakening—roses are really happening.

Look out there, see all those huge buds, not only in our gorgeous garden, but everywhere. The rain has saved us and all of our plants are showing their delight with a spectacular display.

As I walk through the many  rows in our rose garden, bushes, with their sun-dipped leaves and swelling buds, surround and astound me. I can already imagine their full blossoms—their flashy colors dazzling, their luscious fragrances overwhelming.

Last year our garden was barely hanging on. I gave the plants only the scantest amounts of water—I held back on even feeding nutrients, hoping they would morph into survival mode.

And they did.

But this year, I think they’re going to outdo any of the glorious years in the past.

Funny how plants always remind me that survival is possible.

Today, even our political world seems better as I walk through our garden.  Oh yeah, it’s just as ugly out there, but it’s beginning to look like those who continually spout hatred and spread their ugliness like noxious weeds will be lopped off. And I have a hunch about who will lead the way, stand up to these demagogues.

Women!

As arrogant politicians continue to escalate their war on women, I believe all of these hurtful, harmful, individuals, whose only goal is to remain relevant in a bloody political arena, will find the end of the road. They’ll do themselves in because they have chosen to ride the expressway to extinction.

If politicians continue to point their poisonous fingers at women, mistreat and injure us, things will reach a tipping point. An unspoken sisterhood—one that unites all women—will stand up and push back.

Go on, keep talking as though women’s rights don’t matter and watch this huge electoral faction ignite and burn you to the ground.

Women are basically peaceful beings and fanning their flames to action can be difficult, but this particular crop of politicians is doing an outstanding job of shooting itself in the foot.

They are not in survival mode.

You want to jail us for having an abortion—treat us like criminals—continue to interfere with our reproductive rights? And, according to D. Trump, while women are jailed, men will get a free pass. Should they serve a jail term? No, says the Republican front-runner.

You, out there, sir/madam, you have lit the match that fuels the fires.

We won’t forget your names when we go to the polls.

            I really was thinking of roses when I started this.

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The Killing Vote cover 2

In This Fast-Paced Political Thriller:

Washington politicians and U.S. healthcare executives are conspiring in a sinister cost-cutting scheme to legalize selective euthanasia for the seriously ill and dying, primarily for the poor and powerless.

If secret legislation can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.

What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming suspicious and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.

                                                The deadline:  Seven days.

Can Ted Yost stop the power brokers? Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping stop him?

                                  Some Reviews of THE KILLING VOTE:

 Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.

David Corbett Writer & Teacher

 “The Killing Vote starts off with a bang, literally, and never lets up. Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb pull no punches in highlighting behind the scenes politics. Gripping.”

Cara Black Aimée Leduc Series

“…I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the book, so let me say that I locked all the doors and turned on all the lights in the house then stayed up all night reading.

Ana Manwaring Writer & editor

 

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Vote-Bette-Golden-Lamb-ebook/dp/B014Z5YMKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1441906697&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+vote

Fascism Lurks In The Open

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 Fascism Lurks In The Open

I watched the last Republican debate on Thursday, as I have all of them. I don’t trust social media, on-line publications, or even the newspapers I read to report an event anymore. There’s way too much misinformation out there. I choose to witness things that are happening, if at all possible. How else can I make important decisions?

And this presidential election is drastically important. It could be a tipping point in so many areas—not only for the survival of Democracy, but the survival of the human race.

Yes, that’s how important it is.

Although I’ve never been a fan of Megyn Kelly, I have to say, she solidly stood her ground against that misogynist group of men. Ted Cruz tried all but punching her out to ruffle her and it did no good. She was ready for them and she didn’t give in.

Not once.

Cruz at one point even threatened to pull a Trump and walk out. We all knew he was too self-serving for that.  Nothing but an empty threat. I’ll even bet Trump regretted not being there—narcissist that he is.

You might guess that I’m definitely not a fan of Fox News, but they are starting to learn how to conduct this kind of event.  Along with their questions, they showed the audience TV clips where these candidates actually changed positions on issues with the ease of a snake slithering through the forest. The videos went back and forth with what these men said they “believed” at any given time. Their rhetoric changed with the mood of each crowd. And when faced with their lies, they merely lied some more.

To think I thought Mitt Romney was awful.

The fact that Donald Trump tried to bully the event by not being there—who can get along without The Donald—really backfired. For a bunch of politicians pandering to extremists, these men had more of an actual debate without all the ridiculous Trump facial expressions and speech patterns that reveal nothing of substance.

Face it! Donald trump is a fascist, and so is Ted Cruz. They make no bones about it. If we’re not careful, this country could end up in real trouble.

Trump and Cruz parrot Hitler and Mussolini—right down to the gestures and hate-filled speech designed to rile people who hate Blacks, Jews, Muslims, Mexicans …  anyone not Christian. If you are lily-white, a “religious” fanatic, they are seeking your support and your vote. And I’m sure you will give it to them.

Voting is the only key to stopping them. Every one of us has to get to the polls and vote or these men, or people like them could come into real power and lead us to total destruction.

Think about it.

If there is a Cruz or a Trump in the White House, there will be fighting in the streets, mass killings the like of which we have not seen since the Civil War.

Our country is in real danger. For those of you who think these men are merely clowns—forget it! None of the antics of Trump or Cruz are amusing or funny. These men are not buffoons—they mean business.

Make no mistake. They are a real threat to you and our democracy.

* * *

 In This Fast-Paced Political Thriller:

Washington politicians and U.S. healthcare executives are conspiring in a sinister cost-cutting scheme to legalize selective euthanasia for the seriously ill and dying, primarily for the poor and powerless.

If secret legislation can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.

What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming suspicious and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.

                                                The deadline:  Seven days.

Can Ted Yost stop the power brokers? Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping stop him?

The Killing Vote cover 2

                                  Some Reviews of THE KILLING VOTE:

 Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.

David Corbett
Writer & Teacher

“The Killing Vote starts off with a bang, literally, and never lets up. Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb pull no punches in highlighting behind the scenes politics. Gripping.”

Cara Black
Aimée Leduc Series

“…I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the book, so let me say that I locked all the doors and turned on all the lights in the house then stayed up all night reading.

Ana Manwaring
Writer & editor

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Vote-Bette-Golden-Lamb-ebook/dp/B014Z5YMKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1441906697&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+vote

 

WE THE PEOPLE …

 

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Donald Trump is an idiot. Ted Cruz is an idiot. Yet they are the two Republican leaders in the polls in the race for the Republican nomination for president.

We call Donald Trump a fool, buffoon, entertainer. Ted Cruz, likens himself to a messenger from God.

Make no mistake, these are calculating, evil men. We need to take them very seriously.

Donald Trump talks about using nuclear weapons and sending more soldiers to war when he’s never spent a day in the military. His money shields him from pretty much anything you have to go through to survive.

This “buffoon” thinks Mexicans are rapists, all Muslims are terrorists. He would have nothing to do with Iran or any other country that didn’t do exactly as he demands.

Don’t be fooled. He’s not joking with you, and he’s getting you to listen to him spout Fascism.

Ted Cruz makes negative remarks about New Yorkers and there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s wants you to believe that liberals and, of course, the Jews, who are all very rich, are causing the decline of America. Well, here’s a short list of “New York values:”

Carnegie Hall

Metropolitan Opera

Lincoln Center

MOMA

Whitney Museum

Guggenheim Museum

Broadway

Off Broadway

You might not care about any of these places, but they are representative of American values to the rest of the world.

And let’s remember that maybe the most important thing about New York is its people, its fantastic diversity.  Walking in the city, you will see not only every culture, but every income level represented.

Having been raised there, I can say that they get along with each other pretty damn well.

And just to join the chorus of those who don’t believe Ted Cruz is even eligible—being a natural born citizen—to run for the office of the presidency.

I say: A leading Birther gets smacked with Karma.

Both of these men tout fascism and hatred and distrust. Why would any country leader want to sit down and talk to them?

Can you imagine Donald Trump, who seems to hate anyone who is not an American, trying to talk to people around this diverse world we live in?

Remember, these men who tout fascism, would represent our county. If this means nothing to you, read about Germany, Italy, and Spain in 1930-40.

And as for the rest of the Republican candidates running for President, most are trying to eliminate Social Security, healthcare, food stamps, children’s assistance programs, money for our veterans, and any other socially responsible program that exists. Where will that money go to? To fund the military-industrial complex.

If we’re not very careful with whom we put in office, we could be the starving immigrants running to Canada … maybe even Mexico.

* * *

 In This Fast-Paced Political Thriller:

Washington politicians and U.S. healthcare executives are conspiring in a sinister cost-cutting scheme to legalize selective euthanasia for the seriously ill and dying, primarily for the poor and powerless.

If secret legislation can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.

What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming suspicious and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.

                                                The deadline:  Seven days.

Can Ted Yost stop the power brokers? Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping stop him?

                                Some Reviews of THE KILLING VOTE:

 The Killing Vote cover 2

Ambition, greed, hypocrisy—and murder. Bette and JJ Lamb have taken the battle over medical care and fashioned a droll, lightning-paced political thriller with more plot twists than Washington has scoundrels. I thought of the great Ross Thomas as I hummed through the pages. Prepare to laugh–and get ripping mad.

David Corbett Writer & Teacher

 “The Killing Vote starts off with a bang, literally, and never lets up. Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb pull no punches in highlighting behind the scenes politics. Gripping.”

Cara Black Aimée Leduc Series

“…I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the book, so let me say that I locked all the doors and turned on all the lights in the house then stayed up all night reading.

Ana Manwaring Writer & editor

 

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Vote-Bette-Golden-Lamb-ebook/dp/B014Z5YMKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1441906697&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+vote

 

 

 

INDIANS SCREWED AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN

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 The Apache holy grounds in Arizona are about to be stolen and raped. And these particular lands have had special protection since 1955 when President Eisenhower decreed the area closed to mining. President Nixon renewed this ban in 1971.

Hard to believe, isn’t it?.

Why would any politician give away Native American lands? And to Rio Tinto an Australian-British mining concern? A foreign corporation? By this obscene act, Congress has handed over a sacred Native American site to a foreign-owned company for what may be the first time in our nation’s history.

It can only be one of two things:

  1. Someone saw too may bad western movies as a child – the ones where the government paid for Indian scalps, because they were supposed to be bad people. Why else would we want to steal their land from them?
  2. Money. Or is that the same thing as No. 1

And who are the politicians who are handing over these Indian holy lands? None other than that great American patriot, Senator John McCain and Arizona’s other Senator, Jeff Flake.

How did they do it?

It wasn’t really that difficult? While other bills to accomplish this have always failed because of lack of support, this time they simply tacked on as a last minute rider to a must-pass defense bill.

They slipped it in below the radar. Sneaky? That’s how they do things in Washington. That way, it avoids any kind of public scrutiny.

And is it for the public’s welfare, which they are always touting? Not on your life. It brings more environmental devastation.

Big time.

When mining interests are finished with this land, what remains will be a massive crater. You know, nothing but a big hole in the ground. Not just a hole. It will be a two-mile wide, 1000-foot-deep pit.

That’s what’s going to happen to Apache holy land.

Apaches have been a part of this site since well before recorded history – this by congressional testimony from the Society for American Archaeology.

Little tidbits: Resolution Copper Mining, Rio Tinto’s parent company, has been a McCain campaign contributor, and before Mr. Flake made it to Congress, he was a paid lobbyist for Rio Tinto Rӧssing Uranium (a huge uranium mine in Namibia).

It just goes on and on. Steal again, and again from the indigenous peoples.

These Senators, robbers of Native American lands, are supposed to be patriotic Americans. Which Americans do they represent? Certainly not American Indians – is there anyone more American than the native peoples of this country?

Do we, the people, even count when the legislators of Congress give our heritage away? Yes, this is our American heritage, as well as that of the American Indian.

We all need to wake up.

This Congress is giving away our beautiful country, selling our land to obscene corporations who don’t give a rat’s ass about America the beautiful.

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 Many thanks to Lydia Millet, author, and Opinion Section contributor to the New York Times. She brought this underhanded action to my attention.

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The Organ Harvesters (Assent Publishing) Winner! The 2014 Stellar Sci-fi Contest For Science Fiction Dystopian Novel.

A damning evaluation of a system that had put technological advancements ahead of human rights, and protection of the environment.

Five ***** “Compelling from cover to cover.”

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