Lumumba Signs Water and Sewer Customer ‘Bill of Rights’ Ahead of Shutoffs | JFP Mobile | Jackson, Mississippi

http://m.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2018/sep/25/lumumba-signs-water-and-sewer-customer-bill-rights/?templates=mobile

What can be heralded as a success should also be recognized as a symptom of a catastrophic failure of our society in general. Very sad.

But it’s critical to remember that it doesn’t have to be this way. By exercising our right to choose where we live, where we spend our money, who gets our vote at the ballot box, we can guide the direction of our future. You don’t have to raise torches and pitchforks in order to make a change.

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon says US healthcare system is ‘morally wrong’

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon says US healthcare system is ‘morally wrong’

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/25/ex-un-chief-ban-kioon-says-us-healthcare-system-is-morally-wrong?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Kudos to Ban Ki-moon for having the courage to step forward and say something like this.

One thing I will question is why the rest of the Western world was seemingly so absent from public condemnations of events and policies in the USA that preceded or directly resulted in this situation. I do champion diplomacy and have the deepest respect for those who engage in it. However it is also necessary and healthy to be brave and principled enough to bite the hand that feeds you when the other hand is beating you or someone else. At some point you become complicit via inaction.

T-Mobile is failing me right now

T-Mobile website problems

This has been our status for hours.  🙂

I have always loathed T-Mobile’s website.  It really needs to be reimagined.  We’re rebooting every single other thing that has passed through our cultural gut and has made a dime so why not reboot the T-Mobile website?  Invert that pyramid!  🙂  I know you can do it!

This is the trash that the Republican Party scrapes up to be a Supreme Court Justice. In the United States of America. In 2018. Very impressive.

CNN: Two Republican senators urge committee to hear out Kavanaugh accuser before vote https://www.diigo.com/annotated/7ba20bf547894b5079c37ae8258904a6

Yeah. 🙂 I think the least you could do is take the hour or so to hear out the accuser before the vote; you know, the vote to decide who’s going to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States of America for life.🖕

Rhode Island governor sees off leftwing challenger in Democratic primary

Rhode Island governor sees off leftwing challenger in Democratic primary

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/12/rhode-island-democratic-primary-challenge-matt-brown?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

During the bitter primary campaign, he sought to cast Raimondo as a “Republican in disguise”.

“It’s time to change what it means to be a Democrat in 2018,” Brown said in a campaign ad.

My condolences, Rhode Island. 😔 I’m sorry you failed to recognize the opportunity you had to take a small step in the correct direction.

CNN: Trump denies reality of nearly 3,000 dead Americans

CNN: Trump denies reality of nearly 3,000 dead Americans.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/politics/trump-puerto-rico-death-toll/index.html

Crazy? Stupid? Both?? The answer is, who cares! The only important point to keep in mind is we have a seriously defective electoral/educational/economic system in this country that allowed this foolish imbecile and his ilk to rise to power at all. We must address this at its root or else all is lost. It might not happen today, it might not happen tomorrow, but it will happen. Maybe it will be a very slow, painful miserable deterioration, or maybe it will be an explosive, dramatic, exciting explosion, but it will happen. And it is utterly preventable. All we need to do is wake up, open our eyes, and do what we all know needs to be done: stand up for what is right, do the right thing even though it is not what is commonly done, and persist in seeking truth. Because truth is our only salvation. End of story.

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