Wednesday 18th July 2018

Losing home and dignity to corporations


Medicare is single payer government managed health insurance. Medicare works. Medicare recipients love Medicare, because the coverage saves us from losing our homes (and dignity) to medical bills. Providers like Medicare, because Medicare pays the bills on time with little hassle. Ask your doctor, I’ve asked mine.

In ANY health insurance system, the more people paying into the plan, the more efficient and financially viable (and cheaper) the insurance system becomes.

With Medicare for all, we would have a huge pool of insured paying in, meaning much lower premiums than with our current for profit insurance.  We would also eliminate the cost of corporate profits and golden pay plans and huge yachts for insurance executives.

Medicare for all is the “public option” that corporate backed Republicans blocked from becoming part of Obama Care.

With Medicare for all, we could write finished to suffering without medical care, in order  to try to avoid bankruptcy and humiliation from medical bills.

With Medicare for all, more unemployed people would be free to work or run a small business, without the threat of losing their welfare health coverage. We all know people, who can’t afford to work, because they would lose their  welfare medical coverage.  That is insane, it penalizes employment.

Condemning sick people to suffer without medical care or to lose their homes to medical bills is not Godly, it is not humane, it is not civilized, it is not conservative, it is not American.  And, it is not practical.


Ron Nesler posting from the moral high ground in New Harmony, Indiana



Thirty states now have legal medical marijuana. Here’s a list of the legal marijuana states.

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

I know people in some of those legal marijuana states. Several of whom I served with during my eight years of US Army service, which incidentally included 15 months in a combat unit in the Vietnam war.

I have chronic pain, from conditions directly connected to my military service. The conditions I have are common among ex Army vets and some are specific to Vietnam war vets.  These conditions are acknowledged to be connected to military service by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Some of the ex soldiers I know, who live in legal marijuana states, have the same conditions and the same chronic pain I have. Because, they live in one of the 30 legal marijuana states, they are prescribed marijuana and marijuana extracts for pain. Everyone I know, who is prescribed marijuana for pain, reports that it works very well.

Because I live in Indiana, here are the choices I face:

#1. I can suffer without any relief from pain, which I do much of the time.

#2. I can use massive amounts of over the counter pain killers, which are toxic to the human liver and do myself long term harm and shorten my life. I do this a great part of the time.

#3. I can get a prescription for highly addictive (and highly profitable) opioid pain pills sold by the pharmaceutical corporations and risk addiction. I do this sometimes, but I greatly fear the addictive qualities of these dangerous pills. I use them as a very last resort, maybe half of a dozen times per month.

#4. I could buy and use illegal marijuana. That option is very tempting, when the pain is very bad. And, illegal marijuana is easily available all around me. But, I don’t do that. Because, at my age, I refuse to subject myself to the danger of the humiliation of being shackled and jailed and dragged into court, as if I were a criminal of some sort. I am not a criminal, I am just an old soldier, who hurts most of the time.

Marijuana’s efficacy for treatment of pain, depression, PTSD, high blood pressure, epilepsy and many other conditions is scientifically proven medical fact. Marijuana is far less harmful than tobacco, I know this through personal experience. And, it is completely non addictive either physically or psychologically. And, best of all, it will grow like a weed, if you are allowed by politicians to plant it in your garden.

When will Indiana join the civilized world on this issue?

Ron Nesler posting for Radio Free New Harmony, Indiana







Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Russia is a FASCIST KLEPTOCRACY ruled by a consortium of billionaire Dons from business and organized crime.  Russia is a textbook case of fascist kleptocracy. With Russian klepto-fascists, as with all thieves, enough is never enough. Once a kleptocracy is launched, it’s tendency is to grow like cancer and devour the world, if not opposed by a democratic movement.  The Russian Kleptocracy now has it’s tendrils wrapped around the heart of American democracy.

As with most things evil and foul, the two major enemies of fascist kleptocracy are truth and transparency.  America is under attack, you can either  sit on your hands and watch, as we go down the klepto-fascist tubes along with Russia, or you can use truth and transparency to fight back. I choose fighting back by spreading the truth.

Here is an example of some anti fascist truth.  The Russian klepto-fascists want you to think that Canada and our other western democratic allies are the enemy of American workers.  It is clearly not so.

Ohio is one of a few states, where the propaganda efforts of Russian kleptocracy gave Donald Trump a narrow electoral college win. The Russian klepto-fascists are peddling the notion, that Canada is the enemy of Ohio workers. When in point of truthful fact, Canada is Ohio’s #1 CUSTOMER.  In point of actual fact over 300, 00o jobs in Ohio depend on Canadian purchases. There are $18.9 billion in annual exports in goods from Ohio to Canada. Compare that with the $12.2 billion of goods imported TO Ohio FROM Canada. Canada buys more goods from Ohio, than from its next eight largest merchandise markets combined.

Ponder those facts, and tell me is it Canada or the Russian klepto-fascists, who are your true enemy?

Ron Nesler reporting the truth from the high moral ground of democracy.  And, tapping on my keyboard from New Harmony, Indiana

I include this link below as lagniappe





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by Ron Nesler from New Harmony, Indiana

Right wing extremists have twisted the word fascist to mean anyone who bucks the corporate system. The TRUE meaning of Fascist is exactly OPPOSITE of that. The ACTUAL MEANING of the word Fascism is a philosophy, which supports totalitarian rule by a business and political coalition, which gains power through preaching ultra nationalism and bigotry against other groups. A Fascist is someone who believes democracy is rule of the mob and grossly inefficient. American fascists have found it convenient to confuse and devalue this word. Trump is by definition a fascist. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, it is accurate. No matter how badly you may hate Obama, he is NOT a Fascist. He is a democratic socialist for better or worse. If, you hate Obama, and want to insult him, do so accurately. And, if you want to be a fascist, tote your banner openly. I personally am a democratic socialist and damn proud of it.

Here is a bonus link, no extra charge. NEW FBI WARNING ON RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN US GOVERNMENT

Ron Nesler from New Harmony, Indiana

Face Book Friends


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Many people who visit my Face Book page remark to me, “Ron, you have an incredible bunch of Face Book friends.”  And then they ask me,  “How do you achieve and maintain such high quality of intellect and morals among the people on your list of Face Book Friends?”

I hear this all the time. Today, I will share my secret of how to have only the best, brightest and most morally fit people as Face Book friends.

My biggest secret to my high quality of Face Book friends is that I NEVER accept friend requests from people whose profile pictures include guns, Confederate or Nazi Flags, or images of monster pickup trucks or of folks in KKK robes saluting Donald Trump.

I also decline friend requests from people who display their bare breasts or other body parts not normally seen uncovered at PTA meetings or Church Ice Cream socials.

These few simple rules have helped me to have only the smartest and most morally upright folks included on my Face Book friends list. It will work for you too! Try it.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony Indiana



Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Twenty traits on the Hare Psychopathy checklist are listed below. These traits are used to assess rapists, murderers and other incarcerated criminals for Psychopathy :

1. pathological lying
2. glib and superficial charm
3. grandiose sense of self
4. need for stimulation
5. cunning and manipulative
6. lack of remorse or guilt
7. shallow emotional response
8. callousness and lack of empathy
9. parasitic lifestyle
10. poor behavioral controls
11. sexual promiscuity
12. early behavior problems
13. lack of realistic long-term goals
14. impulsivity
15. irresponsibility
16. failure to accept responsibility
17. many short-term marital relationships
18. juvenile delinquency
19. revocation of conditional release
20. criminal versatility


20 lies in my entire 70+ years of life


Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

I haven’t told over 20 lies in my entire 70+ years of life. Those few lies were in support of absolute survival or obtaining sexual favors. And, I guarantee you, I feel bad about every one of them.  Trump, on the other hand,  tells more lies each day, than I have told in my entire long life. Lying is his default reaction to any question either profound or of piss ant import. He just automatically lies, and everyone knows it.

Here is what baffles me. Why is this lying OK with Trump supporters? I just simply don’t get it. I don’t hear any of his supporters deny that he is a chronic liar. Instead, they just laugh it off.  The truth is, Trump is a moral leper, just on lying alone. Without even factoring in his dead beat debts, draft dodging and sexual assaults.

How can this lying not bother people? Do they want their grand kids to pattern themselves on Trump? Surely not, but who in the Hell knows, what these people are thinking?

Posted from New Harmony, Indiana by Ron Nesler

medical marijuana for war vets


Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

During the Vietnam war, I was a Staff Sergeant E-6 in the US Army with a spotless record and accelerated promotions. I served 15 months in an artillery combat unit in Vietnam. I am rated 100% service connected disabled by the VA. I have three conditions, normally treated with medical marijuana in states other than Indiana.

But, because, I live in Indiana, I am forced to use other less effective medicines, some of which are highly addictive and/or cause liver damage. To the best of my understanding, the reason that I am denied medical marijuana in my home state, is because Mike Pence and other non veteran radicals fear that pot might have the side effect of causing me to be mildly euphoric. Or, that it might, as a worst case scenario, actually make me smile for a few minutes per day.

Mike Pence and all the other radical winger Chicken Hawks, who oppose medical marijuana for war vets, may kiss my rosy red enlisted ass.

Macho, Decency and Perma-culture


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Many Trump supporters, believe that flaunting all standards of decency by backing Trump makes them look macho. It doesn’t, it just makes them look incredibly stupid and morally bereft.  Being a Trump supporter is the political equivalent of loud boom boxes, big guns, noisy mufflers and 10 foot tall pickup trucks.  It impresses people, but not the way you think.

Here are a couple of links you might like.





What’s WORSE than Trump?


Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

I was fairly comfortable that Donald Trump had about burned himself out. And, that the world would return to normal after Trump gets dealt a humiliating defeat in his bid for reelection in 2020. Then a close friend dropped by for coffee this afternoon. This anonymous friend is the most politically savvy person I know, and they gave me reason to be fearful.

What’s WORSE than Trump?  What IF, this nightmare scenario were to play out: Trump is not impeached and convicted, but he actually finishes out his term. That could easily happen, but here’s the scary part. What if  Trump,  still being President in 2019,  voluntarily steps aside in favor of Mike Pence as the GOP candidate? That is the ONE way, that the Republicans could hold onto the White House in 2020, without a bloody primary.  And, I’m sure the GOP has this idea in mind, if Trump survives in office until 2019.

You will notice Pence is laying low and not having his picture taken with Trump. If Pence ran instead of Trump, and Trump campaigned for him, you would have an even larger merger of the “in it for the money Republicans” with the “God wants us to do this” Republicans.  If Trump survives until then and cooperates with his party, this nightmare could happen

Pence is even more dangerous and destructive of democracy than Trump. Trump has no core beliefs, and can be reasoned with or at least politically intimidated. But, not Pence. Pence is a true believer. He is absolutely convinced, that God (his god) has chosen him to lead America out of the heathen wilderness and deliver us all into the arms of  Jesus. He believes that as surely as I believe water is wet. Pence is not a liar or a crook, he is worse, much worse. He is a religious fanatic of the first rank. Pence has zero doubt, that his god dictates instructions, right into his ear.

Part of the danger of Pence is, that he has a calm demeanor and takes a nice picture, when he is dressed up. If you didn’t know his history, you could easily think he is sane.

I pray for the health of Donald Trump, and if he can’t be impeached and convicted, I pray that he runs again in 2020. And, if Trump does run again, I will pull a Republican ballet in the primaries and vote for him at least once. Because, Trump is the one Republican, that ANY Democrat can beat in November 2020.

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana



Mexican Border


Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

For about 30 years, I lived on the Mexican border. Many Americans who live on the border —-and I was among them— feed the poor immigrants sneaking across from Mexico and help them hide from the Border Patrol. I lived near a huge Flea Market near the border, and I have taken many immigrants there to buy them better shoes or blankets or a used back pack. This is very common there.

This is how Americans used to behave, before the evangelical preachers took over our government.

It is NOT about politics, it is about being decent human beings.

Ron Nesler New Harmony, Indiana

Mike Pence


Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

Our president’s crisis management style creates new scandals daily. He churns out outrages, at a dizzying pace. A pace that makes staying focused on any particular recently passed scandal very difficult for anyone, most especially his followers. He started out on his first day in office lying about his inauguration crowd size, against clear photographic evidence. And, he has picked up speed at an incredible rate, creating a juggernaut of lies and crimes, that is overwhelming.

Trump is indeed, a Hell of a guy. But, I comfort myself, that as bad as he is for the nation, he is not nearly so dangerous and corrosive of democracy as Mike Pence would be, if given the chance.

So count your blessings.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana