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Readying the “Go” bag

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The “recycled” Mobile Sheriff Command Center is a book tour bus and a mobile documentary production office.

Have you been readying your “Go” bag?! This RIG was an old “sheriff unit” that I got for the upcoming “A Quantum of Justice” book tour and documentary project. It’s near complete and has been dealt with from the top to the bottom and from the inside out.

This is my “GO” bag. This 35ft RV used to be a Sheriff Mobile Command Unit that I gutted it and renovated from inside/out to include a new Chevy 357 engine, all electrical updated, all plumbing updated, Fireplace/heater with custom polished concrete mantel, Carrera marble kitchen countertop, lp/electric hybrid refrigerator, garbage disposer, Reverse Osmosis Water filtration system, on-demand water heater, 4 burner gas stove, Maple flooring, oven/air fryer, White custom concrete shower, Glass bowl vanity sink, satellite dish, 60″ projection video screen, surround sound, driving and reverse camera, CB radio, 6000W generator, outdoor shower; (soon to install) solar panels and 3×3 LR skylight. Designed and built for off-grid capability. This “escape pod” is gassed, prepped and ready.

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Senate Bill No. 306 Chapter 474

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Senate Bill No. 306 Chapter 474 changes NOTHING to what I have been talking about for years now. There are numerous sugar coating measures that have created since I sued Wells Fargo Bank on the issue of a fraudulent Trustee, however nothing has changed in the legislation level therein making the state complicit to the fraud, still. Ever since SB 1638 (1996) was signed into law and implemented beginning on Jan. 1, 1998 every deed of trust in CA is void and nearly every foreclosure is fraudulent due to the carelessness or human oversight to the rule of law. In 1978, the CA Supreme Court ruled that the trustee must be “arms length” or independent in a deed of trust contract agreement. However, since the passing of SB 1638 this is not the case. Since then, legislators have brushed over with broad strokes to hide the issue or simply are ignorant to the laws dealing with contracts and foreclosure.

I am beginning to work with the team of one of CA Assembly persons to start the process of writing new legislation that will turn the ruling of the State Supreme Court into a reality again. I will be keeping you abreast of this situation as it plays itself out, but for now know that your foreclosure is still illegal and based completely on fraud.

Here is the new legislation to amend parts of the Power of Sale clause in a deed of trust contract in CA Civil Code 2934a.

Senate Bill No. 306 CHAPTER 474
An act to amend Section 2934a of the Civil Code, relating to mortgages. 
[ Approved by Governor  October 02, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 02, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 306, Morrell. Mortgages and deeds of trust: trustee substitutions.Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of mortgages and deeds of trust. Existing law authorizes a beneficiary of a deed of trust to substitute a new trustee for the existing trustee in accordance with certain statutory requirements, and that substitution is not effective in certain cases unless it is signed by the respective parties under penalty of perjury. Under existing law, a trustee named in a recorded substitution of trustee is deemed to be authorized to act in this capacity under the mortgage or deed of trust for all purposes from the date the substitution is executed by the mortgagee, beneficiaries, or by their authorized agents.Existing law provides specified methods by which a trustee may resign, including as provided in the trust instrument or, in the case of a revocable trust, with the consent of the person holding the power to revoke the trust.This bill would authorize a trustee to resign or refuse to accept appointment as trustee at that trustee’s own election without the consent of the beneficiary or by their authorized agents, under a trust deed upon real property or an estate for years. The bill would require the trustee to give prompt written notice of resignation or refusal to accept appointment to the beneficiary or their authorized agents by mailing, as specified, an envelope containing a notice of resignation of trustee by recording the notice of resignation in each county in which the substitution of trustee under which the trustee was appointed is recorded, and by attaching to the recorded notice an affidavit stating that notice has been mailed to all beneficiaries and their authorized agents, as specified. The bill would make the resignation or refusal to accept appointment of that trustee effective upon the recording of the notice of resignation in each county in which the substitution of trustee under which the trustee was appointed is recorded. The bill would also require the trustee and any successor in interest to that trustee to retain and preserve every writing relating to the trust deed or estate for years under which the trustee was appointed for at least 5 years after a notice of resignation is mailed and recorded. The bill would specify that the resignation of the trustee does not affect the validity of the mortgage or deed of trust, except that no action required to be performed by the trustee under those provisions or under the mortgage or deed of trust may be taken until a substituted trustee is appointed. The bill would make related conforming and nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.By expanding the crime of perjury, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

DIGEST KEY

Vote: majority   Appropriation: no   Fiscal Committee: yes   Local Program: yes  


BILL TEXT

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.

 Section 2934a of the Civil Code is amended to read:

2934a.

 (a) (1) The trustee under a trust deed upon real property or an estate for years given to secure an obligation to pay money and conferring no other duties upon the trustee than those which are incidental to the exercise of the power of sale therein conferred, may be substituted by the recording in the county in which the property is located of a substitution executed and acknowledged by either of the following:(A) All of the beneficiaries under the trust deed, or their successors in interest, and the substitution shall be effective notwithstanding any contrary provision in any trust deed executed on or after January 1, 1968.(B) The holders of more than 50 percent of the record beneficial interest of a series of notes secured by the same real property or of undivided interests in a note secured by real property equivalent to a series transaction, exclusive of any notes or interests of a licensed real estate broker that is the issuer or servicer of the notes or interests or of any affiliate of that licensed real estate broker.(2) A substitution executed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) is not effective unless all the parties signing the substitution sign, under penalty of perjury, a separate written document stating the following:(A) The substitution has been signed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1).(B) None of the undersigned is a licensed real estate broker or an affiliate of the broker that is the issuer or servicer of the obligation secured by the deed of trust.(C) The undersigned together hold more than 50 percent of the record beneficial interest of a series of notes secured by the same real property or of undivided interests in a note secured by real property equivalent to a series transaction.(D) Notice of the substitution was sent by certified mail, postage prepaid, with return receipt requested to each holder of an interest in the obligation secured by the deed of trust who has not joined in the execution of the substitution or the separate document.The separate document shall be attached to the substitution and recorded in the office of the county recorder of each county in which the real property described in the deed of trust is located. Once the document is recorded, it shall constitute conclusive evidence of compliance with the requirements of this paragraph in favor of substituted trustees acting pursuant to this section, subsequent assignees of the obligation secured by the deed of trust and subsequent bona fide purchasers or encumbrancers for value of the real property described therein.(3) For purposes of this section, “affiliate of the licensed real estate broker” includes any person as defined in Section 25013 of the Corporations Code that is controlled by, or is under common control with, or who controls, a licensed real estate broker. “Control” means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of management and policies.(4) The substitution shall contain the date of recordation of the trust deed, the name of the trustor, the book and page or instrument number where the trust deed is recorded, and the name of the new trustee. From the time the substitution is filed for record, the new trustee shall succeed to all the powers, duties, authority, and title granted and delegated to the trustee named in the deed of trust. A substitution may be accomplished, with respect to multiple deeds of trust that are recorded in the same county in which the substitution is being recorded and that all have the same trustee and beneficiary or beneficiaries, by recording a single document, complying with the requirements of this section, substituting trustees for all those deeds of trust.(b) If the substitution is executed, but not recorded, prior to or concurrently with the recording of the notice of default, the beneficiary or beneficiaries or their authorized agents shall mail notice of the substitution before or concurrently with the recording thereof, in the manner provided in Section 2924b, to all persons to whom a copy of the notice of default would be required to be mailed by Section 2924b. An affidavit shall be attached to the substitution that notice has been given to those persons, as required by this subdivision.(c) If the substitution is effected after a notice of default has been recorded but prior to the recording of the notice of sale, the beneficiary or beneficiaries or their authorized agents shall mail a copy of the substitution, before, or concurrently with, the recording thereof, as provided in Section 2924b, to the trustee then of record and to all persons to whom a copy of the notice of default would be required to be mailed by Section 2924b. An affidavit shall be attached to the substitution that notice has been given to those persons, as required by this subdivision.(d)  (1) A trustee named in a recorded substitution of trustee shall be deemed to be authorized to act as the trustee under the mortgage or deed of trust for all purposes from the date the substitution is executed by the mortgagee, beneficiaries, or by their authorized agents. A trustee under a recorded substitution is not required to accept the substitution, and may either resign or refuse to accept appointment as trustee pursuant to this subdivision.(2) (A) A trustee named in a recorded substitution of trustee may resign or refuse to accept appointment as trustee at that trustee’s own election without the consent of the beneficiary or beneficiaries or their authorized agents. The trustee shall give prompt written notice of that resignation or refusal to accept appointment as trustee to the beneficiary or beneficiaries or their authorized agents by doing both of the following:(i) Depositing or causing to be deposited in the United States mail an envelope containing a notice of resignation of trustee, sent by registered or certified mail with postage prepaid, to all beneficiaries or their authorized agents at the address shown on the last-recorded substitution of trustee for that real property or estate for years in that county.(ii) Recording the notice of resignation of trustee, mailed in the manner described in clause (i), in each county in which the substitution of trustee under which the trustee was appointed is recorded. An affidavit stating that notice has been mailed to all beneficiaries and their authorized agents in the manner provided in clause (i) shall be attached to the recorded notice of resignation of trustee.(B) The resignation of the trustee or refusal to accept appointment as trustee pursuant to this subdivision shall become effective upon the recording of the notice of resignation of trustee in each county in which the substitution of trustee under which the trustee was appointed is recorded.(C) The resignation of the trustee or refusal to accept appointment as trustee pursuant to this subdivision does not affect the validity of the mortgage or deed of trust, except that no action required to be performed by the trustee under this chapter or under the mortgage or deed of trust may be taken until a substituted trustee is appointed pursuant to this section. If a trustee is not designated in the deed of trust, or upon the resignation, incapacity, disability, absence or death of the trustee, or the election of the beneficiary or beneficiaries to replace the trustee, the beneficiary or beneficiaries or their authorized agents shall appoint a trustee or a successor trustee.(D) A notice of resignation of trustee mailed and recorded pursuant to this paragraph shall set forth the intention of the trustee to resign or refuse appointment as trustee and the recording date and instrument number of the recorded substitution of trustee under which the trustee was appointed.(E) A notice of resignation of trustee mailed and recorded pursuant to this paragraph shall contain an address at which the trustee and any successor in interest will be available for service of process for at least five years after the date that the notice of resignation is recorded.(F) For at least five years after a notice of resignation of trustee is mailed and recorded pursuant to this paragraph, the trustee and any successor in interest to that trustee shall retain and preserve every writing, as that term is defined in Section 250 of the Evidence Code, relating to the trust deed or estate for years under which the trustee was appointed.(3) For purposes of this section, paragraph (2) sets forth the exclusive procedure for a trustee to either resign or refuse to accept appointment as trustee.(4) Once recorded, the substitution shall constitute conclusive evidence of the authority of the substituted trustee or their authorized agents to act pursuant to this section, unless prompt written notice of resignation of trustee has been given in accordance with the procedures set forth in paragraph (2).(e)  Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any provision in any deed of trust, unless a new notice of sale containing the name, street address, and telephone number of the substituted trustee is given pursuant to Section 2924f after execution of the substitution, any sale conducted by the substituted trustee shall be void.

Today’s law as Amended – SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.


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©2014-2020 Doug Boggs All Rights Reserved

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The resolve of the American people

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One test of the resolve of the American public goes back to the people of West Virginia and DuPont. DuPont had knowingly been poisoning the ground and water supply in West Virginia since 1950, giving cancer to tens of thousands of people. Scientists have since found that 99% of humans on the planet are now affected by the chemical PFOA and PFOA-C8, better known as Teflon, the DuPont chemical. Through their factories dumping toxic waste into the nearby farmland, and the chimney releasing airborne toxins made the ground water, rivers and streams toxic waste dumps. The DuPont chemical creates 8 different kinds of cancer. The molecule is not water soluble and does not break down in the human body. Or any organic body for that matter. Local people watched cattle and other animals die en mass. They watched their own teeth turn black. They saw their kidneys and other internal organs rot and fail. The chemical was put into products that traveled throughout the world. Over time, through the massive distribution of Teflon in numberous products like fabrics, carpet, cooking ware DuPont managed to do massive damage to the entire planet, yet received only a slap on the hand with a $670M penalty in 2015, after a lengthy 15 year litigation. Their stock went UP 1% after the ruling. Then, they merged with DOW to become a bigger conglomerate with more money for lobbyists and to line favorable politician’s pockets.

Today, we have Flint, MI, as another test of our resolve. Nothing seems to change. If we have laws that make corporations “people”, we need to make the “people” liable beyond the depths of their pockets. We need to hold CEO’s and Board members responsible for damages done to the broader public on their watch . Whether this damage is health, environmental or economic we must see real justice handed down to real people who make decisions that destroy lives and our planet with “forever chemicals”.

Another kind of poison to our society is the financial industry. There is a handful of financial institutions that own Washington and its politicians. When it came time to evaluate the damage and possible resolutions to the greed and corruption on Wall Street in the 2008 global economic collapse we found the leaders of the top Wall Street banks meeting privately with the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson. The top global economists at the time, who were predicting this collapse, were not invited, despite seeing the demise from the outside looking in after the financial deregulations made by President Clinton in 1994. Now, only those of the very rich, who put the large dollars into the pockets of their politician friends, were asked to feed at the table of greed. Their solution was to ask for a bailout. They seemed to have come up with their own answers to self regulate. They chose to pass the buck to someone else. They chose to have the American people foot the bill of their corruption. The term “too big to fail” became the mantra of the time. The idea of self regulation failed.

The damage that DuPont did was based on the idea of self regulation. When the EPA was formed in 1970 they asked companies to give the new agency a list of poisonous chemicals that should become regulated. Now, it was feesibly impossible to give a list of ALL chemicals to the EPA in order to regulate so there was a caveat in the law. This was that if the chemical companies knew that a chemical was damaging to people or the environment and that chemical was not on the list of chemicals that the EPA was regulating, it was up to the company to then self regulate their actions to the extent the EPA would have regulated those actions should they have known of this chemical. The idea of self regulation failed.

Self regulation fails with the corporate structure since it is the idea that a corporation is designed for profit above all else. Micheal Douglas has a line in the Oscar winning, Oliver Stone film, “Wall Street”, where he says, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” He continues on to make the point that greed is a clean drive that “captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.”

The upward surge of mankind? History shows that the real measured upward surge of mankind can almost always be traced from its art, philosophy, character and compassion. Would one ask whether the upward surge of mankind could be measured in the actions and atrocities of Hitler, Stalin, Mao or the United States? The greed of power and money has continually shown us that “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This quote from Lord Acton holds true today just as it did in the 1800’s. We can see examples daily throughout the world that anyone can withstand adversity. We can also see that if you want to test a person’s character, give them power. This is the true test of the human condition.

Acton took a great interest in the United States, considering its federal structure the perfect guarantor of individual liberties. During the American civil war, his sympathies were with the defense of state’s rights against a centralized government that he believed would, by what he thought to be all historical precedent, inevitably turn tyrannical.

Today we see emperical evidence of the truth to his fears. Over the past decades we have seen our system of government kow-tow to the highest bidder. This evidence can be traced back much farther in the annals of history, but for the United States it certainly became very entrenched in 1913. This was when the richest American, J.P. Morgan, and many of his wealthy foreign and domestic businessmen took control of the American government through the creation of the Federal Reserve. The Fed, as it is known, is a private bank that was able to stronghold then President Woodrow Wilson into signing over the Constitutional right of the country to print its own money to this private banking cartel of a small group of the richest people on the planet. They still maintain this stronghold to date and go on with their business without any relevant oversight to speak of. They have recently reache a point to which their over the counter lending practices between banks in these past few months has surpassed $3T and no one seems to be talking about it. I have a been: Is the NY Fed’s massive loan program even legal?

Henry Paulson was the CEO of Goldman Sachs prior to becoming the Secretary of the Treasury in 2008. I find there to be a huge conflict of interest in this. Goldman Sachs has become the breeding ground for the heads of the Fed and the Treasury creating a very incestuous type of self governance that has failed the country and the global society. The tyranny that Lord Acton was afraid of became manifest.

The tyrants are the unregulated corporations and wealth barons that feed from the famous line of “greed is good”. Self regulation does not work. This has been shown time and time again.

Stanley Milgram, the famed Yale psychologist, began a study in 1961. This study commenced only three months after the testimony of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi war criminal who went on trial for crimes against humanity. Milgram devised his psychological study to answer the popular contemporary question: “Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them all accomplices?” Milgram measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience. Participants were led to believe that they were assisting an unrelated experiment, in which they had to administer electric shocks to a “learner.” These fake electric shocks gradually increased to levels that would have been fatal had they been real.

The famed musician Peter Gabriel was first known for his work with the British progressive rock band, Genesis. He went on to create a successful solo career which included his 1986 album titled “So”. On this album was a song called “Milgram’s 37”. In part of the Iyric you will hear, “we do what we’re told, told to do.” this title, the reference to “37” came from the number of subjects who administered the maximum shock in one of the experiments – 37 out of 40 who administered the maximum shock available to give. Self regulation failed.

Milgram’s 37 – by Peter Gabriel

We do what we’re told
We do what we’re told
We do what we’re told
Told to do (2x)

One doubt
One voice
One war
One truth
One dream

Since Milgram the study has been done countless times across the globe to similar results. This study has since shown that nearly 99% of the time a person will follow the directions of the authority figure despite the internal conflict within the follower’s moral character. Therein, the adage that power corrupts.

This study shows us the character of the human specie. We tend to follow orders. We tend to even go against our own perceived moral character in order to do so. Is this due to fear to go against the norm? Or perhaps the desire to rise above our station? Or rather, greed. Therein lies the crux. If we as a society self regulate we fail. Nearly every time. We can quickly fall into the hands of the rich and powerful. When we find ourselves “following orders” and “becoming accomplices” to things we would normally find pause against.

We must as a society rise to the call of the DuPont greed and corruption. We must as a society rise to the call of the failure to prosecute the financial juggernauts that destroyed the economy in 2008. The politicians since have simply become accomplices to the greed and power that lies in its wake.

We must hold politicians and corporate executives accountable. The idea in America that money can buy justice must come to its end.

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I welcome those reading my blog. I appreciate all of the emails I have been receiving. I also appreciate those who have registered and subscribe to this blog. If you have come from Facebook please comment on this site, rather than any Facebook post of this page due to the fact that there are many readers who are not part of Facebook forums, or even Facebook itself. I encourage all readers to put their comments on this site so that all of the information will be accessible to all readers from all parts of the internet. I urge you to join this site and receive the RSS feed, or bookmarking us, sharing us with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. If you know of anyone who might benefit from this information I urge you to pass on this website address! Share and let’s make some change together!

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©2014-2019 Doug Boggs All Rights Reserved

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Quid Pro Quo

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Quid Pro Quo is a term we have all been hearing about lately.  Mostly in reference to the Ukranian/Trump saga of the famed orange one wanting the world to know that his hands are larger than he thinks. Or rather, he wants the world to know that his is bigger than the President of Ukraine.  So, the “boy” king pushes the sand around the sandbox until he moves the catshit over to some other leader to deal with.

We all seem to be concerned about Russia and their continued involvement into the election process of the United States.  However, we must understand that this kind of action is nothing new to global politics and the United States has pretty much written the book on the subject.  We have been involved in the elections of other countries for years.  The most notable might be the 1953 coup in Iran when we ousted the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953.  We replaced their government with an authoritarian monarchy that was more favorable to Washington’s interests.

Then, in 1954 we unseated Guatalmala’s left-wing President, Jacobo Arbenz, who seemed to have the conviction to challenge the vast control of the United Fruit Co., a United States Corporation, with agrarian laws that made life much better and fairer to the Guatemalan farmers.  During this time in 1954, a young man named Che Guevara was traveling through Guatemala and was deeply affected by Arbenz’s overthrow.  This action would create the foundation of his conviction for the need for radical revolution.

We could also discuss the removal and assassination of the Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba in 1961.  Then, in 1964, the CIA distributed nearly $4M dollars on 15 different covert action projects and funding certain political parties to prevent then Chilean President Salvador Allende from winning an election in 1964.  Later, as the CIA was exposed in their role in overseas elections, and yet couldn’t defeat Allende at the ballot box in 1970, the United States government decided to remove him anyway.  So, Washington D.C. helped with the Sept. 11, 1973 violent removal of the socialist President Allende, whose civilian democratic government was ended with a coup led by the ruthless and murderous General Augusto Pinochet.

Not withstanding its instigation of coups and alliances with extremists and right-winged juntas that would do America’s bidding abroad, Washington also participated in much more subtle influences of elections in all points relevant to United States interests throughout the planet.  And, we might add, so did Moscow.  “These two powers intervened in 117 elections around the world from 1946-2000, or an average of once in every nine competitive elections” says political scientist Dov Levin.  And we are all well aware that they both continue to do so today.

Peter Kornbluh, currently the director of the National Security Archive Chilean and Cuba Documentation Project, which is affiliated with George Washington University, said in a 1997 interview with the New York Times regarding the late 1990’s concerns that China was supplying illicit funds which dominated concerns about Democratic campaign financing, “China has done little more than emulate a long pattern of U.S. manipulation, bribery and covert operations to influence the political trajectory of countless countries around the world.”

When we look at the current state of Bolivia and their most recent elections we might not need to look too far to find the hands of the United States, Russia and China involved in some ways to the political unrest there.  Bolivia holds over 9 million tons of lithium, which is the highest in the world per individual country and is 22% of the world’s total lithium deposits.  Both Chile and Argentina, hold 18% and 16% respectively.  We shouldn’t leave out the lithium deposits in Afghanistan which appear to be valued at over $1 trillion dollars.  This was once noted in the early 2000’s as the mother lode of lithium and was quoted in a Pentagon memo that “Afghanistan could become the Saudi Arabia of lithium .”  And we wonder why we invaded Afghanistan in 2001, after 9/11, despite no known evidence that anyone from Afghanistan had anything to do with that travesty. However, all eyes are now turning to Boliva.

On November 4, 2019, the leftist democratically elected Morales government of Boliva made a move to cancel the December 2018 agreement with a German firm ACI Systems Alemania for developing lithium for batteries like those in electric cars.  This move by the just resigned Evo Morales came following weeks of protests throughout Bolivia with protesters chanting “Bolivia’s lithium deposits belong to the Bolivian people. Down with the multinational corporate cabals!”  ACI System Alemania provides batteries to Tesla, among other clients.  Telsa’s stock rose on Monday, November 11, 2019, after the weekend, the same day Morales was removed from his office to be exiled in Mexico.

Morales had been working to create a publicly-owned lithium industry to help diversify his country’s economy and raise more of its people out of poverty.  His canceling of the contract with the German firm was over concerns that not enough of the financial benefit would be reaching the indigenous people who live near the untapped Salar de Uyuni salt flats, located high in the Andes mountains, which are home to the worlds largest known lithium reserves.  It was only days after the re-election of Morales, who beat his right-wing opponent and former President Carlos Mesa by over 10 points, back in October, 2019, when the right-wing demonstrations began.  The vocal and impoverished protesters supporting Morales gained ground eventually urging the military to make a move. The military then demanded that the leader leave office in order to “maintain stability”.  The actions of the military and the coup was received with approval from the Trump administration and the Trudeau government of Canada.  This only exposes the delicate task it is for any small country that is rich in resources that tries to move themselves forward to help their poor and working class over the needs and demands of the rich, corporations and the corporate imperialist states.  Make note that Russia and China still hold contracts with Bolivia at this time.

The following video is Bolivian President Evo Morales delivering a scathing address directly to President Trump at the UN in Feb. 2019 regarding the political promises and practices of the United States and its relation to countries such as Bolivia.

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I welcome those reading my blog. I appreciate all of the emails I have been receiving. I also appreciate those who have registered and subscribe to this blog. If you have come from Facebook please comment on this site, rather than any Facebook post of this page due to the fact that there are many readers who are not part of Facebook forums, or even Facebook itself. I encourage all readers to put their comments on this site so that all of the information will be accessible to all readers from all parts of the internet. I urge you to join this site and receive the RSS feed, or bookmarking us, sharing us with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. If you know of anyone who might benefit from this information I urge you to pass on this website address! Share and let’s make some change together!

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…and I thought we were just buying our house!

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