July 2nd, 2018

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2020 Presidential Candidate: Andrew Yang

While doing research tonight, I stumbled across this guy.  Andrew Yang is a Democrat candidate for the 2020 Presidential election. He has a CLUE.  He's one of the few people other than myself to realize the scope of economic change underway.  Not only does he advocate Universal Basic Income, he takes it a step farther than my idea of raising corporate taxes back where they belong: fund it with a tax specifically on industries that are shifting the most to automation.  This degree of precision impresses me.  He also proposes Digital Social Credits.  That's almost identical to the aura, Terramagne-Europe's currency created by prosocial activities.  Check out the rest of his stances on major issues.  Compare that list to Bluehill, if you like.  Now, I don't agree with all of those; we have some serious divergences.  But this guy is much closer to my ideals than anyone else I've seen taking the field thus far.  Clearly he has a brain, which means if he fucks up, he's likely to notice that and try something else.

If you are displeased with the outrageous embarrassment in the Oval Office, here's something you can DO about it: every time that bombastic human turd does something that offends human decency, fold your vote in half and send it to someone who is not an ignoramus.  You're not powerless.  This is America; money talks.  Even $5 is better than nothing.  If you can band together with like-minded friends and bundle your offerings, so much the better.  Register to vote if you are eligible.  Browse the range of political parties. Research the candidates for President in 2020; check your local and state opportunities for the midterms.

If you're in some other country and want NOT to have a repetition of this last fiasco, there are things you can do too.  Research the candidates and talk up the ones you admire.  This may help your American readers find out about them.  Research political issues and problems of interest to you and support worthy causes.  Frex, if you get people behind the idea of Universal Basic Income, then that will help candidates who favor it.

Work the problem.

Monday Update 7-2-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "A Healing Force"
New Idea for Fishbowl
Sunday Yardening
Winterfest in July Bingo Card 7-1-18
Poem: "There I See the Kraken Rising"
Poem: "To Be Able to Rise from the Earth"
Poem: "Reveal to the Universe"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for June 5, 2018
Poem: "Purr Little Things"
Poem: "Retreading a New Trail"
Poem: "The Smallest Act of Caring"
Poem: "A Challenging Family"
Read "Negotiating Care" by Dialecticdreamer
Moment of Silence: Harlan Ellison
Poem: "Burnt and Experienced Hands"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Sudden Death
Poem: "The Friend in My Adversity"
Poem: "The Gossamer Threads of Trust"
Poem: "Above All Else, a Variable"
Poem: "The Windows of Your Home"
Good News

I finished posting the set of Rabid City demifiction perks:
Demifiction: "The Gaslight Goes Out"
Demifiction: "Painting the Town Red"
Demifiction: "Anti-Soup Agitators Open the Sealed Evil in a Can"
Demifiction: "Rapid City Gets Cold Shoulder"

The half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics has SOLD OUT. This is the first time a quarter-price sale has sold out. It is the first time a fishbowl activity has cracked $2000. The goal was $700 for a new computer for Doug, which is currently in his office. The final total, after today's addition of funds to finish the pool by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot and [personal profile] curiosity, is a whopping $2298.75. That's more than three times the target. \o/ You people are made of clinical-grade chocolate, 24-karat gold-foil-wrapped WIN. We are beyond grateful.

However, I have no idea when I'll manage to get those last several poems posted, along with the remaining demifiction perks, because tomorrow is fishbowl. O.O Some problems are nice to have?

The July 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl will have a theme of "Xenolinguistics and Lost Languages."  I'm being flexible, so any unusual language stuff should reasonably count.  Donors also have the option of sponsoring a square from my current bingo cards, Winterfest in July (two squares already claimed) and Hurt/Comfort Bingo (wide open).

Poetry in Microfunding:

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 6 new verses.  Shiv flibbers over being unable to earn ALL the pretty colors at once.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Ham grumbles over the arrangements.

The weather has been warm here. We got a little rain last night, which is good, as the yard was starting to dry out.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, several cardinals, and plenty of of house finches. In bloom: marigolds, gazania, blue lobelia, white alyssum, zinnias, torenia, salvia, cleome, petunia, million bells, snapdragons, lantana, coreopsis, dianthus, peppers, basil, daylilies, begonia, morning glory, and sundry others. My Here Lies Butch daylilies are still blooming.  Crabapples, apples, and blackberries have green fruit. Mulberries and raspberries are ripe. Like I have time to pick anything.  Well, the wildlife is feasting.