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About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.

A REVISITED PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE!

Apr. 22, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Once upon a time, when we were all much younger, our schoolteachers would have us recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day in the classroom. If you recall, we used to say:  “I pledge … Continue reading

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WHY BEING A REACTIONARY TEA PARTY REPUBLICAN IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

Apr. 10, 2014  By Jack Jodell. It is a well-known fact that the once proud and once liberal Republican Party  has become reactionary, obstructionist, and thus completely irrelevant. It has devolved from being the party advocating small government  into one advocating no, or as little … Continue reading

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“TRICKLE DOWN” DOESN’T!

Apr. 2, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Paul Rosenberg recently published an excellent article in AlterNet called “The Sociopathic 1%” which showed how ridiculously flawed current reactionary Republican economic ideas really are. It exposes what this blogger has known all along: that … Continue reading

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DOWN WITH THE TPP!

March 30, 2014  By Jack Jodell. My computer has intermittently been going down – that is why I have been so inactive lately. Before it nosedives again, I thought I would comment briefly on an ominous and developing trade agreement … Continue reading

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TME FOR A RAISE – NOW!

Mar. 18, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Ralph Nader is a great American hero. He first gained prominence in the mid 1960s, when his book Unsafe at Any Speed came out. In it, he exposed the deadly flaws which were existent in the relatively recent … Continue reading

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DOWN, BUT NOT OUT!

Mar. 15, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Sorry, folks, but my computer has been down since late last month. That’s why I have seemingly vanished. But I WILL return by about next Wednesday, so kindly stop back then for resumed progressive-minded … Continue reading

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RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE NOW!

Feb. 21, 2014  By Jack Jodell. This will be my briefest post ever, but it will also be o0ne of the most important I have ever done.  I am calling for an immediate increase in the minimum wage to %12.00 per … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS FOES OF DEMOCRACY! (Part Three): THE CLUB FOR GROWYH

Feb. 14, 2014  By Jack Jodell.     Oligarch: A very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence.  This is the third of a new intermittent series designed to spotlight the extremely sordid attempts by certain individuals and/or institutions to dominate the American political and … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS FOES OF DEMOCRACY! (Part Two): The U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Feb. 7, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Oligarch: A very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence.  This is the second of a new intermittent series designed to spotlight the very sordid attempts by certain individuals and/or institutions to dominate the American … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS FOES OF DEMOCRACY! (Part One): ART POPE

Jan. 29. 2014  By Jack Jodell.  Oligarch: A very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence.  With this post,  I begin a new intermittent series designed to spotlight the very sordid attempts by certain individuals and/or institutions to dominate the American … Continue reading

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