Exponential improvement moves teams from firefighting to long-term, continuous improvement. They learn to make the invisible, visible; that is, the problems prevented are made visible. It allows rewarding problem prevention instead of firefighting.
Global Warming & Hurricanes to Utilities Board 9/20/17
Sanctuary City Lies
Summary: Mayor John Suthers doesn't understand that there is no sanctuary in "Sanctuary Cities"; ICE can go anywhere, regardless. Opposing a "Sanctuary City" policy does not increase "law and order"; it does the opposite. It also imposes an unfunded federal mandate on local and state governments. Republicans should oppose those outcomes. The only explanation that they don't: racism. Because it's not about "law and order" or city policing, the motivation is clear. Instead, Mr. Mayor, do your job, not the federal government's, to increase, not decrease, "law & order."
Global Warming Flooding Threat to Utilities Board - Quit Coal First, 8/16/17
Yes, Global Warming is an Existential Threat to Life on Earth. Near term, it's a major threat for flooding and air travel. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are only the beginning of much more horrific flooding and destruction ... more devastation. It's vitally necessary that Colorado Springs do its share to address this problem ... get off coal ASAP ... close Drake ASAP.
Single Payer Rally Speech 7/30/17
This speech explains that this fight over health insurance isn't over. It explains why the Republican view of "freedom" isn't freedom at all. The economics of health insurance. The Constitutional basis for it. And why Single Payer isn't a "leftist" socialist policy; it's simply pragmatic. Republicans opposing it aren't "far right"; they're "Far Wrong".
Global Warming Presentation to Utilities Board 7/19/17
Here's the link to my 3 minute PowerPoint presentation to the Colorado Springs Utilities Board on 7/10//17.
Mr. Andy Pico (on the Utilities Board & City Council) took my presentation as being a "personal attack". Those who hold his misguided views on this issue have attempted to make it "politically incorrect" to call them "deniers" they are, instead of "skeptics".
It's false to say that combating Global Warming is "ideological subversion ... a power-grab on an international level ... a step toward a one-world socialist government ... a vehicle for control."
We must attack every problems at the appropriate level -- be it local, regional, national or world -- without fear-mongering about the word, socialism, implying that's a synonym for authoritarian, despotic government. Nonsense. Any economic system can have an authoritarian governing system.
This article also contains e-mail exchanges regarding this presentation.
Response to Gardner on BCRA: Liar, Pants on Fire
This is my letter to Cory Gardner that I carried to his Colorado Springs office on 7/11/17 in reply to the lies in his e-mail letter on 6/30/17, which responds to my previous letter of 6/27/17.
Scarborough Promotes Failed Right-Wing Policies
In this MSNBC segment on "Mika Brzezinski Responds To President Donald Trump's Tweets About Her", it's difficult to know whether Scarborough is monumentally uninformed, blinded by ideology, or blatantly lying.
1. The media, in particular MSNBC, is not "liberal"; it is, at a minimum, "corporate conservative."
2. Criticizing Trump for his lies does not make Joe Scarborough an "Independent." Scarborough can declare himself "Independent", but his failing positions are Republican to the core. He is certainly no "liberal"!
Cory Gardner's 'Better Care' Betrayal
The Senate so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act will leave 22 million more Americans be uninsured by 2026. The budget office projects that by 2026, 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million people if the current law remained in effect. It is a "tax cut" bill for the wealthy, paid for by stealing billions from working people & destroying health care for millions. That's even though Tax Breaks for the Top 1% are 1/6th of all Tax Expenditures and 2.7X SNAP (food stamp) benefits. Tax Expenditures going to the top 20% are greater than military spending, which is $599B and 54% of all Discretionary Spending!
Letter to Lying Lamborn on Trump/Comey, AHCA, Republican Budget
Delivered this letter to Mr Lamborn's office in Colorado Springs on 6/9/17 [pdf]. It reviews Lamborn's lies about the Comey testimony, the deaths Lamborn imposes on Americans, and lies about the deadly Republican budget that creates even more of a "culture of dependency" for the wealthy. The "tax cut" bill disguised as a "health care" bill, passed by the House will result in 220,000 American deaths over 10 years.
AHCA Letter to Cory Gardner
Here is the letter I delivered to Gardner's office in Colorado Springs on the murderous AHCA bill Republicans just passed in the House that gives enormous tax cuts to the wealthy by denying 24 million Americans health insurance to provide $765B in tax cuts: $490B (64%) goes to the top 20%; $306B (40%) to the top 1%.
It's not just those 17,000/yr to 29,000/yr who die that will be negatively affected. Note, that's an average of 23,000 persons/year who will die; over 10 years that's ~230,000 persons who will die. Also affected will be family and friends of those who will die; if that's perhaps 10X as many, then 2.3M will be affected.
Republicans have complained about rising PPACA premiums, but you ain't seen nothing yet! "Perhaps the most widely shared detail in the report was an estimate that the average 64-year-old making $26,500 would pay an additional $12,900 in premiums every year to purchase insurance that would provide fewer benefits than under Obamacare."
Republicans Beware the Backlash!
AHCA Letter to Lamborn
Here is the letter I delivered to Lamborn's office on the murderous AHCA bill he just signed that gives enormous tax cuts to the wealthy by denying millions of Americans health insurance.