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Politicians Are Paid To Represent All Citizens

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Corporate Welfare Queen

It's about us not the politicians or the corporations!

Humans are curious about each other and everything around them. Humans like to gossip about each other, pity each other’s misfortunes, and envy others’ successes. Everyone tells lies, justifies and rationalizes their own behavior, exaggerates their altruism. Humans love to expose, mock and read/hear about the cupidity of others. People enjoy playing games, telling jokes and using poetic and ornamented language.

It is human nature to grieve at the loss of loved ones, feel joy at the triumph over enemies, to feel deep chagrin at failure and defeat, to feel shame at public humiliation, and to feel pride in achieving goals, overcoming obstacles and solving problems. It is human nature to have divided impulses and to be dissatisfied even in the midst of success.

When I first moved to Northern Nevada, I started out reading the Reno News & Review, where I developed a fondness for Dennis Myers and Barbano. Myrna the Minx and Reno Citizen were the first Reno Blogs I started with. Then Vote Gibbons Out and now I also follow this Reno Broowaha blog as well as Reno Exposes which this blog lead me to. I thoroughly enjoy reading all of them. These examples of Northern Nevada citizen activism are in stark contrast to the Nevada politicians who are paid to represent these citizens.

I believe there is a personal human psychology based on the realization that others, people, and other life, animals, plants etc. have minds that can and do entertain different beliefs and intentions.

I believe there is an ability in human, animals and probably even plants to read facial expressions that includes an inventory of universally recognized patters such as sadness, happiness, fear, surprise, hurt, joy, etc.

I believe there is an ability in humans for intuitive economics, involving an understanding of exchange of goods and of favors, along with an associated sense of fairness and reciprocity.

I believe there is an ability in human for a sense of justice, including obligations, rights, revenge, and what is deserved, sometimes involving the emotion of anger.

I believe the rise of modern civilization is increasing human’s sense of nature as wondrous and connected more so than separated and a threat.

I believe Northern Nevada politicians and their staff are out of touch – even proudly out of touch. The Fat Boys, aka current mayors of Reno and Sparks and their arrogant city staff, are so proudly out of touch with the average Reno-Sparks citizen and reality. The Bullys aka the Washoe County Commissioners, most especially Bonnie Weber, and their arrogant staff are proudly out of touch with the average Washoe County citizen and reality. The Thugs aka Northern Nevada judges and their arrogant staff are proudly out of touch with the average Washoe County citizen and reality. The Gangsters aka Northern Nevada senators and representatives, Federal and state, and Nevada’s own Outlandish Governor, Jim Gibbons, and their arrogant staffs are proudly out of touch with the average Northern Nevada citizen and reality. US Representative Dean Heller and his arrogant staff are proudly out of touch with the average Northern Nevada citizen and reality. US Senator John Ensign and his arrogant staff are proudly out of touch with the average Northern Nevada citizen and reality.

What part of intensely complex social relations are a hallmark of our species, as much as took-making and language, don’t they get? Human relations are intense, passionate, and fraught with suspicion, jealousy, tension, and compromise. Competing demands of social and familial guarantee a perpetual drama in which intimacy and opposition, co-operation and conflict are inextricably bound together. Over the years, it produced what the human species is today – among others, intensely social, robust, passionate in their love-making, murderous, convivial, organizing, technology-using, show-off, squabbling, game-playing, friendly, status-seeking, upright-walking, lying, omnivorous, vengeful, knowledge-seeking, arguing, clubby, language-using, conspicuously wasteful, and infinitely versatile.

It's about us not the politicians or the corporations! Politicians are paid to represent all the citizens not corporations.





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By Joan Westin on December 02, 2009 at 02:03 pm

America is a representative democracy and when the representatives forget they represent the people, people remind them who the representatives represent. Some of the people bullied by businesses, then disenfranchised by their representatives and paid officials do it with the keyboard, some do it by violence. So Nevada businesses and representatives and officials, its your choice what’s on your radar screen. Represent the people and you have nothing to worry about. Represent only big money and for-profit corporations, and you have to worry about people pushed to desperation, that you forgot or didn’t care that you also represent. People whose sad and desperate stories are written about in exposes such as these.

I am not a proponent of senseless violence. I do understand when victims are pushed into violence when their representatives and paid officials fail to help the victims. That makes sense to me. America was founded in violence after exhausting all other means to get her relief against her oppressors. Every American should always remember that in how they conduct themselves. When violence does happen from the victims, I say when I hear about it, the business or representative or official had it coming. If called to jury duty I would never find a victim guilty who resorted to violence only against an individual in a business that wronged them or the representative or official that wronged them after exhausting all other legal means.

So people, all businesses, representatives and officials, I am not surprised when things get ugly for you when you wrong someone. It is the American tradition.

What is needed is more speech. Not less.

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By Speedbump on August 07, 2010 at 02:55 pm

"I do understand when victims are pushed into violence when their representatives and paid officials fail to help the victims. That makes sense to me. America was founded in violence after exhausting all other means to get her relief against her oppressors. Every American should always remember that in how they conduct themselves. When violence does happen from the victims, I say when I hear about it, the business or representative or official had it coming. If called to jury duty I would never find a victim guilty who resorted to violence only against an individual in a business that wronged them or the representative or official that wronged them after exhausting all other legal means."

Bravo! American jury duty is such an important part of democracy that we need to be reminded again like here. Jury duty is where the only real justice is in America. That's why corporations keep trying to put limitations on jurors and increase judges bought and paid for by the corporations ability to overule a jury. Horsepucky! No judge should ever be allowed to overrule any jury! That is an asinine, anti-democratic, anti-American idea no patriotic American will ever stand for.

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