Friday, July 3, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Taxation Without Representation: The Will To Secede in Caribou Maine
The rural part of the town Of Caribou Maine calls for secession. With one notable exception, Maine media bias rushes to the rescue of the tax payer subsidized urbanites in this local stand off on the Agenda Twenty One battleground
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Rhode Island Legislature Follows Maine's Lead in Support of Trans Pacific Trade Agreement
In 2013 The Maine Legislature passed a Resolution Affirming Maine's Friendship with The Republic Of China. In 2015 The Rhode Island Legislature followed suit . Thanks to Rhode island Governor Gina M. Raimondo for NOT signing the resolution !
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Maine Legislature and the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement
The Trans Pacific Trade Deal is in the news with much concern over provisions allowing companies to use secretive international tribunals to sue sovereign local governments when they pass pass public-interest policies . The same issue was raised in 2012 in a letter from the states signed by the Maine Legislature and yet in 2013 the Maine legislature passed a Resolution of Friendship between Maine and China which endorsed the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement. The Resolution was passed silently without coverage by the Maine media- with one exception from the fringes- this blog When the independent media is delivered as a singular voice and selectively reporting the news with a singular bias- that is the definition of propaganda- the antidote to propaganda is to have many voices of diverse opinions and perspectives. Please become a backer for my crowd-funder.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Public Support Needed for Independent Journalism in Maine
Update 1:23 PM- I took the leap of faith in myself and took the deal- biggest concern is spreading my self too thin which at this time in my life is particularly risky- but the deal and payment plan are the best I expect to find and this is the best time of year, cash flow wise to take this leap of faith and of course a very persistent sales person factored into the decision. Still it would be nice to see some public support in the form of a response to my call to action- that makes a world of difference. So expect to see less blog activity as my energy goes to this project- other than trying to get the public to support my project goal so that I can also become a Beacon Reader author. I can't do that one on my own- Becoming a Beacon Reader journalist depends on showing that the public is willing to support me through financial contributions - so Please consider extending your generosity in support of my project. I will let you know what I think of the iuniversal program in futu
Monday, June 29, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Confessions of A Blogger Writing In Her Pajama's - Well House Robe !
This is a crucial day in deciding to put a down payment down on the Iuniversal program for self publishers at a discount of 50%. Seeing public support for my mission is key . That is the most missed ingredient for me to make a decison. This is not just about Iuniversal but also about the Beacon Crowdfunder for Journalists . If I can reach my modest goal of $800.00 I can be a Beacon author and connect with that community as well. I can't do it without public support. Please become a backer on this crucual decision making day- READ MORE HERE !Mackenzie Andersen
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Maine Media Coverage of Government Economic Development Policies Fits the Definition Of Propaganda
In this post I make the case the the entire Maine media coverage of Maine's economic development policies meets the definition of propaganda- consistently for decades presenting, in unison, a singular point of view from the perspective of those who benefit, told in unison by a chorus of supposedly independent news media and in unison also omitting significant facts. My blog represents a different voice and is based in years of researching the history and when I report on current legislation- I start by reading that legislation- that is how I know that important details are being omitted by the Maine main stream media like a well orchestrated symphony. Tomorrow is the deadline for the 50% discount on iuniversal's self publishing program which would put me in contact with a much needed network of self publishing professionals. I need to make a down payment then. Please become one of my backers- if only in support of a free press in Maine that presents a diversity of opinions.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Day Three Of Crowdfunder- Weighing Conflicts of Interest
Day Three of Crowdfunder but only a couple of days away from the deadline for the 50% discount on iuniverse. A significant increase in backers would make it easier to decide what to do. If you believe the story I have been uncovering for the last six years needs to be p-art of our public dialogue- Please consider becoming a backer to make my decision easier.