Various topics: Nationally corporations are now taxed a small fraction of what they once were. Oregon has nearly the overall lowest rates in the country (49 out of 50) …19 percent in the 1970s to 5.6 percent today.
Financial data about corporate profits and taxes, although available to state and federal governments, have been kept secret from the public making it very difficult to craft fair and comprehensive tax reform.
Measure IP-25 would enforce greater corporate transparency by requiring corporations to provide full disclosure enabling Oregon taxpayers to see if a company is really paying their fair share.
Other: A nun stated pro-life was really “pro-birth” unwilling to recognize the need or provide funding to mitigate the negative ramifications to society of unprepared parents of unwanted children or spread of diseases from lack of contraceptives.
The NRA, is in-part, a tax-exempt organization, meaning it cannot be operated for the benefit of private interests, promote legislation or candidates. However, it does all of these.
Trump is building sea walls around his beach properties while denying global warming even though historical graphs of fossil fuel use match increased temperatures.
Studies have already shown homosexuality (percentage-wise …10 percent, The same in all species) isn’t a “disease” and “correctional” therapy and shock treatments lead to depression and even suicide.
One also should consider the possibility of re-incarnation. There’re simply having difficulty relinquishing their past life gender. Someday it could be you.
Rare Beauty: Watched a video of women walking down the modeling runway who’d stood-up for just causes, and as a result been dowsed with acid. Marveling, and greatly moved by their ”rare beauty”
Women have it rough culturally if not attractive, yet they’re the ones to admire most. For when they eventually rise above it all, they become truly beautiful, and destined to have it all.