9 Poems: Dalai Lama, Health Nut, The Shrieking USA Today, Stealing From the Poor Etc.

-saiom shriver-

THE DALAI LAMA ON CAPITALISM

The Dalai Lama when asked
states that he is a socialist.
In his appearance on CSpan
recently he said that capitalism
was self-involved and that
a system whose primary goal
is profit devolves into
exploitation.

STEALING FROM THE POOR

A woman works 44 or more
years teaching the young
and dutifully pays into
her pension.

Hedge funds who manage
public pensions are
taking 20% of the profits.
Time for all to pay attention.

Footnote:
“The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is investing 10 percent of its money in hedge funds. The state of New Jersey’s pension system is investing around 12 percent. For the Ohio school employees pension fund, it’s 15 percent.

Hedge funds generally charge what’s called “2 and 20.” Every year, they take 2 percent of all the money you have invested with them plus 20 percent of any profits. If they lose money, they still get the 2 percent.”

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/01/336828385/some-public-pension-funds-making-big-bets-on-hedge-funds

” privatized profit, publicly supported risk”

THE SHRIEKING USA TODAY

The shrieking headlines on USA Today on September
4 read “Can Russia Be Stopped?”.  Owners of the
newspaper as well as nearly all its readers are Americans.
We are citizens of the United States. Our first responsibility
is to stop our own illegitimate rogue government from
carrying on heinous wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria,
Libya, Yemen, Ukraine etc etc.

It is primarily Republicans in the House and Senate
beating wardrums in sync with the pseudopopulist
Obama.

Bellicosity, war promotion, is a constant policy of
the deforesting USA Today as well as of most network tv
and radio.  The first step in getting an FCC license to make
billions from the public airwaves which licensees purchase for
firesale prices is to be part of the war profiteer propaganda
disinformation network.

HEALTH NUT

She called herself a health nut
because she ate organic meat.
Cadaver food without preservatives
rots even faster.

OBAMA THE BOMBER

Obama wants to
add Syria and the Ukraine
to other
countries he’s bombed:…
Yemen, Libya,
Iraq and Afghanistan

Keep him from causing
World War III.
 

Footnote:
Organize, pray, boycott
war profiteers, call national
and local talkshows, disinvest
your state and pension funds
from war profiteers etc.

The 25 Most Vicious Iraq War Profiteers
http://www.businesspundit.com/the-25-most-vicious-iraq-war-profiteers/
Halliburton,
Dyncorp (involved in child prostitution rings in Bosnia)
Washington Group International,
Environmental Chemical,
Aegis
International American Products
Erinys
Fluor
Perini
URS  Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, because of her insider trading and criminal
   funneling of contracts to him

http://www.businesspundit.com/the-25-most-vicious-iraq-war-profiteers/3/

MINESNIFFING DOGS ABANDONED

After they’ve been shot at, terrorized
by the noise of bombs, burned,
and as minesniffers blown apart…
sent to harm by
would be Pentagon Bonapartes,
the US military is now abandoning
these dogs in war zones..
These loyal friends, those who did
not from 135 degree heat
their bodies depart,
who gave to their human companions
their entire hearts
are left
behind… and from their
loved ones set apart.

*

Footnote:

Countless hundreds of thousands
of animals have been abandoned
as soldiers are sent from bases
in the US in which they were stationed
to warzones around the world.

Tens of millions of dogs (not to mention
billions of other animals) have died as
collateral damage in the wars human beings
wage.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/09/02/some-combat-dogs-abandoned-overseas
http://darkroom-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/12/REU-IRAQ_-760×480.jpg

WATER AND FRAGRANCE

It’s not a magic spell
that whenever
land with rain swells
the waters
intensify the smells

SMOKE COLUMN

Was it a column
of forest morning mist
or the welcome smoke
of a wilderness
cabin’s fire.
Hopefully it
was not
… a forest fire.

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