Ourtown with Mike Sanders

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We all live together in the age of communication AND still we know very little about each other outside of what the "Media" describes to “US” as "US". We are all different & unique BUT we have so much more in common than we are led to believe. The "Powers That Be" want us separated, scared, xenophobic and alone - they want to be divided, conquered predictable little consumers. I know we can do bet

We all live together in the age of communication AND still we know very little about each other outside of what the "Media" describes to “US” as "US". We are all different & unique BUT we have so much more in common than we are led to believe. The "Powers That Be" want us separated, scared, xenophobic and alone - they want to be divided, conquered predictable little consumers. I know we can do bet

Operating as usual

Did Trump just break the law by stating that he would deploy active duty troops regardless of what Governors say? Well k...
06/02/2020
The President, the Military and Minneapolis: What You Need to Know

Did Trump just break the law by stating that he would deploy active duty troops regardless of what Governors say? Well kind of, because just like screaming FIRE in a crowded theater he may have put us on a path to civil war. Does Posse Comitatus matter? Is the Insurrection Act WITHOUT A DECLARATION valid? Will the military refuse to stand with this level of insanity. WILL YOU CALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE MILITARY AND TELL THEM TO STAND WITH THE CITIZENS THEY ARE SWORN TO DEFEND?https://www.justsecurity.org/70482/the-president-the-military-and-minneapolis-what-you-need-to-know/

Can President Trump Use the Military to Respond to Minneapolis? What are the rules for the use of force?

05/30/2020

Hey all, I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with you during our current "shared" situation. I have debated coming back and doing videos and such in order to offer up some humor or perspective because I know it is rough out there. I also know we are all starting to feel the crazy more and more.
Our government is crazy, the rich is as evil as ever and it seems that the bigger more sinister change was planned AND IS coming. I've tried to find the "good news" the ray of hope, the silver lining but regrettably brothers and sisters I've got nothing.
It's so broken in the world that I hear people wishing for the good old Obama days and people honestly thinking that everything corrupt just somehow started in 2016?!!? With that mindset in the populous no wonder the "powers that be" just keep smacking us around and around.
My hope for all of us, is that we collectively find the strength to break this cycle. That we find a way to unite, a way to put divisive issues away for a while and focus on issues that really matter.
I think a great place to start is to figure out your top 2 issues, the 2 issues that are not flexible and find a way to connect with others, even "others" that the media has said is your enemy. You have been divided and cut off from each other for way to long. FIND a WAY because darker days are coming - good luck everyone...

02/19/2020
Michael Bloomberg - Origins of the Economic Crisis

Bloomberg sholly be's liking black folk... He likes' em so much he drew a red box around their neighborhoods to fills them with the 'meRican spirit of rejection... (eyeroll)
Don't blame the speculators or the mixing prime loans with sub prime and selling it as prime securities - blame the poor right after a casual stop and frisk (double eyeroll)
Looks like the DNC wants their own trump in the white house but understand Bloomberg is far, far more dangerous...

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/17/Michael_Bloomberg_on_the_Economy_in_Crisis Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg, L...

As I exited the parking garage this morning I heard the sweet sounds of negotiating off in the distance... The hotel ind...
09/07/2018
Workers at 25 Chicago hotels go on strike

As I exited the parking garage this morning I heard the sweet sounds of negotiating off in the distance... The hotel industry has seen UNPRECEDENTED growth over the last decade, surely they can compensate the people that are directly responsible for that growth. How many times has a hotel CEO changed your toilet paper or come in an extra day with a sick kid at home or cleaned a pool or cooked your late night/early morning dish? I'd be generous to say none... Yes the CEO's have second and third homes to pay for and helicopters/private jets to fuel but the phrase UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH comes to mind... Share the work or share the wealth!!!

Thousands of housekeepers, doormen, cooks and other hotel workers are striking as they negotiate new contracts, said their union, UNITE HERE Local 1.

People will rally against guns, people will accuse anything foreign of being a terrorist and people will parse every stu...
08/28/2018
US priests 'abused thousands of children'

People will rally against guns, people will accuse anything foreign of being a terrorist and people will parse every stupid thing Trump says or does but we can't seem to stop an organization that rapes children by the thousands?!!? And no it's not just the Catholics, you follow the money and you'll find a trail of victims. But it's all good, a new distraction is only moments away tick tock tick tock

A grand jury report found top Pennsylvania Catholic officials covered up child s*x abuse for 70 years.

Trump vs the media IS THE FAKE NEWS. The media practically handed the man the Presidency. And now the same media is the ...
08/16/2018
Opinion | The Media Is Handing Trump A Second Term

Trump vs the media IS THE FAKE NEWS. The media practically handed the man the Presidency. And now the same media is the victim? But because of Trump; media revenues are at all time highs!!? You are watching an expertly crafted reality show where everyone is in on the script except YOU

Trump used a dehumanizing term to describe immigrants. From there, the script played out just the way he needed it to.

08/01/2018
VICE News Tonight

What Constitution???!? What about due process? How about we put everyone in a cell because of what they MIGHT do. We could eliminate ALL crime this way...

Guilty before being guilty? We are way off course - What Constitution?

A new Washington State law allows the government to seize fi****ms from a person who has been deemed to be a danger to himself or others — even if they are otherwise legally able to own guns. This is what it looks like in action.

(via HBO)

07/31/2018
How Russian Trolls Operate

Hey all, I haven’t been on in a while but I am still around (strangely though by definition these days I seem to be a Russian troll - which I can firmly state that "I am not").
It seems that anyone with an opposing idea to the mainstream medias' (left/right) narrative is just a traitor to some political party, or some country or is just insane… And honestly I haven’t quite figured out a way to cut through the BS of the corporate media (and yes it is frustrating)…
With that said, if it takes a while for me to return just remember that the video attached is a great example of what’s wrong out there. It is straight up PROPAGANDA and if you believe it then you are indeed brainwashed!
Let me break it down for you; if you pine for the days before Trump as though any part of the last 25 years were good, then you have been brainwashed!!! If you believe that Obamacare is NOT Romney care and somehow Hillary would be any better for America, then you are BRAINWASHED!!! If you believe that I am a Trump supporter because of the last two examples then you ARE DEFINITELY BRAINWASHED… If you haven’t figured out that voting for the lesser of two evils BY DEFINITION MEANS THAT YOU HAVE VOTED FOR EVIL, then you ARE brainwashed… I could go on and on but by now I think you get my point (hate it or not).

Here is the silver lining though, if somehow you stuck around to read this whole thing and contemplated just for a second what it all means before emotionally reacting (like they want you to) – then there could be hope for us all! I am not saying to believe my assertions; I am however begging you to think about what I’ve proposed before the concrete hardens!

Russian meddling is the biggest attack on our democracy since 9-11. Here's how it works and what we can do about it.

I had the pleasure of talking candidly with Mark Kurowski today. He is running for the Indiana State Senate, Dist. 1 Dem...
04/21/2018
Munster Priest, Candidate for Dist. 1 Calls for Independent Audit

I had the pleasure of talking candidly with Mark Kurowski today. He is running for the Indiana State Senate, Dist. 1 Democratic seat. The Primary is May 8th with the general election happening this November.
And while our meeting doesn't constitute an intimate friendship, he did present himself as truly sincere and he has a real track record of do-goodery. With all that said, please tell your friends in Northwest Indiana to give Mark Kurowski of Munster a solid look.

Kurowski calls for Independent Audit of the Indiana Department of Education Mark Kurowski, State Senate, Dist. 1 Democratic Candidate calls for Governor to have an independent audit of the State De…

When a light goes out in a darker world - R.I.P. Mr. Anderson and thank you for affecting me more than you could know. A...
04/18/2018
Remembering Harry Anderson: A Magician Hiding in Plain Sight

When a light goes out in a darker world - R.I.P. Mr. Anderson and thank you for affecting me more than you could know. A light goes out in a darker world...

The ‘Night Court’ star was more than a sitcom actor—he was pure magic

This was courage! She was 9 and couldn't hide in the crowd - in fact it was the crowd that was so dangerous. Being black...
03/27/2018
Linda Brown

This was courage! She was 9 and couldn't hide in the crowd - in fact it was the crowd that was so dangerous. Being black or brown isn't a lifestyle it is your uniform all day, everyday! R.I.P. Linda Brown and thank you to your family for making real change in a time before marketing!

Linda Brown, the child at the center of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case, has died. The case dismantled federal education laws that allowed segregated schools for black and white students, although Brown never got the chance to attend unsegregated school.

More like - The proletarians will never revolt, not in a thousand years or a million. They cannot. I do not have to tell...
03/26/2018

More like - The proletarians will never revolt, not in a thousand years or a million. They cannot. I do not have to tell you the reason: you know it already. If you have ever cherished any dreams of violent insurrection, you must abandon them. There is no way in which the Party can be overthrown. The rule of the Party is forever. Make that the starting-point of your thoughts.

“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” 1984

George Orwell was a prophet! 🙌

Today is the birthday of nuclear chemist James A. Harris who was part of the research team that created elements 104 and...
03/26/2018
James A. Harris

Today is the birthday of nuclear chemist James A. Harris who was part of the research team that created elements 104 and 105 (Rutherfordium and Dubnium). The first African American scientist to work in the production of new elements, he was also an active educator, working to promote the participation of African Americans in the sciences.

The nuclear chemist codiscovered heavy elements and worked to get African American students interested in science.

Concurrently, more Americans are choosing self-reinforcing news sources, from blogs to websites—creating an echo chamber...
03/25/2018
How an Anti-Democracy Media Landscape Led to Trump

Concurrently, more Americans are choosing self-reinforcing news sources, from blogs to websites—creating an echo chamber that alternative narratives can’t pe*****te. As Wired (11/18/16) warned, “We develop tunnel vision [and] eventually become victims to our own biases.” This is how the brainwashing works - THIS IS THE TRUTH OF WHAT HAPPENED and what is happening... Have you become binary?

A closer look at the 1990s and the deregulation of media. An excerpt from Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want (Beacon Press, 2017):

The first amendment was killed when Bill Clinton deregulated the media in 1996 and now the 2nd amendment will die in 201...
03/25/2018
Thousands around the world step up to March for Our Lives

The first amendment was killed when Bill Clinton deregulated the media in 1996 and now the 2nd amendment will die in 2018. The 3rd will not have any trouble being trampled in short order and the dominoes will fall. The Constitution was a great document and now it's just toilet paper that the rich use to soak up the tears of the misinformed

Thousands around the United States and Europe march in support of stricter gun control.

He was shocked to find that the social network had timestamps on every phone call and SMS message he made in the past fe...
03/25/2018
How to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

He was shocked to find that the social network had timestamps on every phone call and SMS message he made in the past few years, even though he says doesn’t use the app for calls or texts. It even created a log of every call between him and his partner’s mom.

If you can’t bring yourself to delete your Facebook account entirely, you’re probably thinking about sharing a lot less private information on the site. The company actually makes it pretty easy to find out how much data it’s collected from you, but the results might be a little scary.

Well the first amendment is already dead, the second is on the way out and privacy is a luxury only for the richest and ...
03/25/2018

Well the first amendment is already dead, the second is on the way out and privacy is a luxury only for the richest and most powerful.

Quote of the Day!

You can find my interview with Edward Snowden here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTyvLpNpa9E&t=2445s

03/18/2018
Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate

Just a brilliant moment in history - a moment that shows the potential of the best of us, even the evil politicians were genuinely moved... Dangit gettin misty again :)

In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for...

Is it weird that I got a little misty eyed watching a special on Mr. Rogers. (Hold it back old man - hold it together lo...
03/18/2018
It's A Beautiful 50th Birthday For 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

Is it weird that I got a little misty eyed watching a special on Mr. Rogers. (Hold it back old man - hold it together lol) 🤔😪😉 Happy 50th Anniversary!!! They'll never be another....

Fred Rogers debuted on national public television in 1968 and quickly became known for his deliberate manner of relating to children. "Every one of us longs to be in touch with honesty," he once said.

Thank you for bringing science into the mainstream! You have affected a generation and beyond - you will be missed but y...
03/15/2018
Stephen Hawking (1942–2018)

Thank you for bringing science into the mainstream! You have affected a generation and beyond - you will be missed but your influence will travel across the stars. R.I.P.

Colleagues remember the leading cosmologist, whose influence expanded beyond the physics community.

03/15/2018
Students protesting gun violence in nationwide school walkout

This is what uneducated fear looks like... Am I trying to drop "likes"? No, but cutting through #brainwashing has never made a person popular... Not wanting school violence is not the same as gun control. Only a fool (or frightened children) could be made to draw that conclusion. Feel free to engage or just unlike because it's easier... #brainwashed

The 17-minute walkout is a tribute to the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a call to action against gun violence

03/15/2018
Thousands Rally in Chicago Teacher's Strike Against Corporate-Backed Education Reform

Remember when children protested against a failing system (here's a hint: the main picture on this page is from it). The outcome was F you kids! I guess the children weren't white enough... I mean loud enough #brainwashed

DemocracyNow.org - School is out in Chicago for a second day as public school teachers continue their first strike in 25 years. Almost 30,000 teachers and th...

I  wonder what would happen? I wonder if the politicians would provide sound bites? I wonder if the corporate media woul...
03/15/2018
10 Reasons the U.S. Education System Is Failing

I wonder what would happen? I wonder if the politicians would provide sound bites? I wonder if the corporate media would echo the message? I wonder if anything would get done if kids walked out to fix our failing education system? #Brainwashed

Let's examine 10 problems that prevent the US education system from regaining its former preeminence.

03/05/2018
Dogs Meets Owner After Long Time ★ TRY NOT TO CRY (HD) [Funny Pets]

Dopamine: In the brain, dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter a chemical released by neurons (nerve cells) to send signals to other nerve cells. The brain includes several distinct dopamine pathways, one of which plays a major role in reward-motivated behavior. Most types of rewards increase the level of dopamine in the brain, and many addictive drugs increase dopamine neuronal activity. #brainwashed

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