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A Rare Win for The Women of Texas

Posted by on Wednesday, October 15, 2014,

Nation’s Highest Court Reinstates Injunction Blocking Texas Law that Shuttered Nearly All Abortion Clinics in the State

10.14.14 - (PRESS RELEASE)  In a 6-3 order, the U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated an injunction blocking a far-reaching Texas law that had forced all but eight reproductive health care clinics in the state to close their doors.  Today’s ruling allows clinics previously shuttered to reopen their doors and offer abortion services while the case is heard by the U.S. Court of...

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Legalized Theft by the Police: Civil Forfeiture explained by John Oliver on Last Week Tonight

Posted by on Tuesday, October 7, 2014,
Are you mad yet? You should be.



Suggested Reading:
  Stop and seize: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes




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Why We Are Losing The American Dream

Posted by on Friday, October 3, 2014,
Republican policies do not work. We have tried them every which way and they fail each time. They didn’t work just before the Great Depression. They didn't work under the Bush administration which caused the Great Recession. They are failing in  states with Republican governers such as Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have slashed taxes for the wealthy and corporations and are now in deep financial trouble. The problem isn't that these governors failed to i...

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President Obama on Meet the Press, Sunday, Sept. 7th

Posted by on Monday, September 8, 2014,


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The Corporate Commandments

Posted by on Tuesday, July 8, 2014,


In case you have not been keeping up, last Tuesday the Supreme Court expanded their ruling to include ALL forms of birth control. On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed cases to be revisited where certain Christian entities complained that even filing a form that they would not provide such coverage due to religious objections was a "burden". (Nevermind the fact that having to get a permission slip from your boss for basic healthcare is an insult to women).  However, President Obama punked th...
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I See Pitchforks

Posted by on Sunday, June 29, 2014,
This is a MUST Read from a .01%er.


"At the same time that people like you and me are thriving beyond the dreams of any plutocrats in history, the rest of the country—the 99.99 percent—is lagging far behind. The divide between the haves and have-nots is getting worse really, really fast...The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change d...
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UPDATE: Texas Democratic Convention

Posted by on Sunday, June 29, 2014,
HERE is a a draft of the platform of the Democratic Party of Texas.  

Below is the video that I spoke of in my previous post that was shown at the convention before Senator Van de Putte took the stage.





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Texas Democratic Convention

Posted by on Saturday, June 28, 2014,
A few pics from the Texas Democratic Convention I attended, which took place on 6/27/14. When we first arrived, U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro was speaking. No pics because we were too busy watching his speech and the next few who followed him, while looking for our seats. He was followed by Senator Kirk Watson and Representative Trey Martinez Fisher. The latter gave an absolutely rousing speech (about a quarter of it in Spanish, the rest in English and he said different things in each ...
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7.1 Million and Counting!

Posted by on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
Today marks a historic day. President Obama's Affordable Care Act enrollment goals have been met and surpassed.  Below, watch his remarks.  Be sure to move the video's cursor to the 10:50 mark where he begins speaking.

For a more detailed analysis of the impacts of the ACA, go HERE, and check other parts of that site too!





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THIS Is Why I Support Wendy Davis As The Next Governor of Texas

Posted by on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,



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The War On Social Security & Medicare Exposed

Posted by on Tuesday, November 5, 2013,
Sign this Petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-dismantling-social-1 from Senator Bernie Sanders to stop dismantling Social Security and Medicare.





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Renewed Showdown over Texas Anti-Choice Law Highlights State-by-State Battle for Abortion Access

Posted by on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,
A legal battle is being waged in Texas over the controversial new anti-choice law that inspired a people’s filibuster over the summer. This week, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (who is also running for Governor) has asked a federal appeals court judge to immediately reinstate a key part of the new law a day after it was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court judge.

On Monday, that lower court judge, District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the provision requiring onerous hospital admittin...

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The Koch Brother's War On America

Posted by on Sunday, October 20, 2013,
Over the past 30-some years, the Koch Brothers have poured more than 100 million dollars into a sprawling network of foundations, think tanks, front groups, advocacy organizations, lobbyists and Republican lawmakers, all to the glory of their hard-core libertarian/hard right agenda. They oppose not just so-called "big" government, but government, period. This includes taxes, environmental protections, safety-net programs, social security, healthcare, worker protections, public education, basi...
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Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted by on Thursday, August 29, 2013,



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Once Upon a Time...This was a Prosperous Nation

Posted by on Saturday, August 10, 2013,



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Republican/Koch Brothers Ideas For "Fixing" the Economy

Posted by on Friday, August 2, 2013,



1. More tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations with no strings attached.

2. Increase Corporate Welfare (but disguise it under another name so the "little people" don't catch on). Offshore as many profits as possible, jobs too.

3. Regulate all Uteruses via nation-wide or state by state Forced-Birth (anti-choice) Mandates. Ignore babies after birth until we can put them to use (we need more cannon-fodder for our next for-profit war. The grown children of the uneducated make ripe pickings...

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Great Video from Monday, July 1st, Stand With Texas Women Rally in Austin

Posted by on Thursday, July 4, 2013,
The fight to maintain women's reproductive rights is going on all across the country. Choice over our own private, healthcare decisions is being slowly chipped away by Republican dominated state legislatures, often under the cloak of night or attached to unrelated bills (the latest being in Ohio and North Carolina).  Find out what is going on in your state and get involved, before it is too late.




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Meet Scott Prouty, the 47 Percent Video Source

Posted by on Thursday, March 14, 2013,
In this series of video clips, we finally meet Scott Prouty, the man who secretly taped Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser. Be sure to watch all the clips, as the interview gets better as it goes along.  Prouty is an average, hardworking, thoughtful American who changed the course of an election.  Click next as each segment ends.  You will be glad you did.




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A Fair and Progressive Deficit Reduction Plan

Posted by on Thursday, March 14, 2013,
Move your mouse to scroll through this interactive collage. Click on the hotspots (+) for more information and multimedia. 






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The Truth About Wealth Re-Distribution and Taxes

Posted by on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,
The shill politicians that represent the Republican Party today are nothing more than hollow puppets for groups like the Koch Brothers American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Grover Norquist’s group Americans For Prosperity and others that facilitate a movement of wealth. While those on the far right accuse Obama and Democrats of being socialists and wanting income re-distribution, it has already occurred. Some of us have tried to illustrate how the wealth in the United States has bee...
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A Message to Congress Regarding "Entitlements"

Posted by on Saturday, January 5, 2013,
Not surprisingly, when it comes to deficit reduction and spending, the only thing the GOP mentions cutting is "entitlements"-- benefits that Americans have EARNED and have kept our elderly from sinking into the despair of poverty. Yes, health care costs are rising out of control but that is due to the for-profit factor. Republicans have long wanted to do dismantle Medicare (and Social Security) to turn it over to feed the voracious and damaging appetite of Wall St. However, neither SS no...
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Hooray! Assault Weapons!

Posted by on Sunday, December 16, 2012,
This video was made shortly after the Aurora, CO theater shootings. Apparently, we have learned nothing.

However, if you have finally had enough after the deaths of 20 innocent children in Newton, CT, sign this White House Petition which represents a collective demand for a bipartisan discussion regarding gun control.





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Tax The Rich: An Animated Real-Life Fairy Tale

Posted by on Wednesday, December 5, 2012,




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Amercia's Future is On The Line

Posted by on Monday, December 3, 2012,




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President Obama: Your Opening Bid

Posted by on Tuesday, November 13, 2012,
The following was written by Robert B Reich, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley:


I hope the President starts negotiations over a “grand bargain” for deficit reduction by aiming high. After all, he won the election. And if the past four years has proven anything it’s that the White House should not begin with a compromise.

Assuming the goal is $4 trillion of deficit reduction ...

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How Did We Go From Surplus to Deficit? Its Math!

Posted by on Monday, November 12, 2012,

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The 2012 Election Tsunami

Posted by on Friday, November 9, 2012,
As explained by Rachel Maddow:





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Yes, Republicans, President Obama Really DOES Have a Mandate!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News last night after Obama's win, “...this is not a mandate in the number [of electoral votes]...”

Fox News repeated the "no mandate" line several times throughout the night after the results came in.

Twitter was ablaze with comments from the right echoing the "he has no mandate" refrain.

Herman Caine tweeted that, "Obama won on Popularity", as if that were a bad thing. Apparently, Mr. Caine is unaware of how elections work.

This has ...

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GHH Member, Shariten, Introducing Michelle Obama in Orlando, FL on Nov. 5th!

Posted by on Tuesday, November 6, 2012,




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This is NOT a Test! Emergency Response System

Posted by on Monday, November 5, 2012,




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Back To The Future

Posted by on Sunday, November 4, 2012,
http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/6685/vote-hands.jpg

A reminder from prior to the 2010 mid-term elections:  CLICK



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The Truth About President Obama's Record on Israel

Posted by on Sunday, October 28, 2012,
Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other leaders describe how President Obama has strengthened the relationship between the United States and Israel.





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Republican, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Endorses Obama

Posted by on Thursday, October 25, 2012,




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Welcome to RomneyWorld: Exhitbit A

Posted by on Saturday, October 20, 2012,




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Romney's Agenda is Revealed in the GOP Congress

Posted by on Thursday, October 18, 2012,
If you want to understand Romney's game plan, just look at what Republicans have been doing in Congress.


It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of his top advisers famously suggested – Romney would simply shake the old Etch A Sketch and recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But with the selection of vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the shape-shifting Romney has lock...

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Happening Now: Romney's Bain Selling Out Americans Jobs to China

Posted by on Sunday, October 14, 2012,




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Republicans Point Out Romney's Lies, Flip-Flops, and Greed

Posted by on Thursday, October 11, 2012,




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Romney/Ryan's Abraca-Tax-Cuts

Posted by on Thursday, October 11, 2012,




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Why Obama Now

Posted by on Sunday, October 7, 2012,
Simpsons / Family Guy animator Lucas Gray created this animated short about the big choice in 2012's presidential election. Share this with your family and friends.





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That was Flip-not-Mitt-Romney Who Showed Up At the Debate

Posted by on Thursday, October 4, 2012,



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The Real Agenda Of Mitt Romney and Republicans

Posted by on Friday, September 28, 2012,

https://connect.innovateuk.org/image/journal/article?img_id=8822611&t=1342602506901
Rolling Stone
lays it out:

It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of his top advisers famously suggested – Romney would simply shake the old Etch A Sketch and recast himself as the centrist who governed Massachusetts. But with the selection of vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the shape-shifting Romney has locked into focus – cementing himself as the frontman for the far-right partisan...

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Mitt Romney's Blind Eyes

Posted by on Thursday, September 20, 2012,

Is Mitt simply so blinded by his own well-born existence and personal ambition that he cannot or chooses not to see or know 47 percent of America?

As I’m sure you know by now, Romney said (during a private fund-raiser which was secretly taped) that the 47 percent of Americans who pay no federal income taxes are people who are "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled...

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Evangelical Blogger Compiles List of Mitt Romney's Lies

Posted by on Sunday, September 9, 2012,

Romnocchio?

Over the past 30 weeks, Mitt Romney has told lie after lie after lie, 533 lies in all.  This list, below, was compiled by Fred Clark, an evangelical blogger:

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX.

Click the links above. Read the lists. Clink the links within the articles.

Happy reading! (Warning: This could take a while.)



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A Ted Kennedy Tribute, Including His Fight for Health Care, Ted Kennedy vs. Mitt Romney Debate

Posted by on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,
This amazing tribute to Ted Kennedy aired Tuesday evening on the first night of the Democratic Convention.





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The President of Ireland tells off the Tea Party

Posted by on Saturday, August 25, 2012,
President Michael D. Higgins, of Ireland, is fed up with over-the-top Tea Party rhetoric, and he isn't afraid to show it. Listen to him call out radio host Michael Graham, from Newstalk 106-108fm, on everything from health care to foreign policy in this heated exchange from 2010. This one is too good to pass up.





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The Disastrous Ryan-Romney Economic Plan & The Republican Strategy of Deception

Posted by on Thursday, August 23, 2012,






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Republican Party Platform Has Women Taking a Giant Step Backwards

Posted by on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,
Extreme positions are no longer contained in the party's fringe but have been elevated to the top of the Republican ticket with the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate. As further proof, on Tuesday, August 21st, the Republican Platform Committee voted to include as part of their platform the support of an amendment that would ban abortion WITH NO EXCEPTIONS in cases of rape or incest, including when the life of the mother is at stake. That piece of anti-women legislation is r...
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Republican VP Nominee Paul Ryan Argues FOR Stimulus Spending

Posted by on Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Long before he became one of the right’s most vocal critics of the idea that government spending could help boost the flagging economy, Mitt Romney's choice for his Republican Presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan offered a forceful, full-throated defense of stimulus spending — when then-President George W. Bush wanted it in 2002.

Ryan has denounced the 2009 Recovery Act signed by President Obama as “a wasteful spending spree” and “failed neo-Keynesian experiment,” an...
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Mitt Romney's Medicare Fraud

Posted by on Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Mitt Romney ripped off the United States government for millions of dollars in the 1990's. He sold the company just before the justice department closed in.





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A Brilliant & Humorous Musical Parody

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,



LYRICS

One Term More!

A time to celebrate democracy,
Repeal Republican hypocrisy.
This man who would unseat Barack's
A bleak choice at the ballot box.
One Term More!
A G.O.P. perdition-bound,
All sense of right & wrong eroded.
One Term More!
With laws that let 'em stand their ground,
Republicans are locked & loaded.

Contraception's now a sin,
Screwing G.M. in the clutch.
Incivility's a virtue,
Homophobic. Out of touch.
Filibusters. Budget scrums.
Ultrasounds & speculums.
To ...

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How Much Would YOU Pay? Compare Obama & Romney's Tax Plans

Posted by on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,

middle class family taxes

Independent tax experts reported that Mitt Romney's $5 trillion plan to cut taxes for the wealthy would mean a $2,000 tax hike for the average middle-class family.

So what does it all mean for you and your family? Check out this simple Online Tax Calculator—enter your income and see the difference for middle-class Americans. To make it more interesting, compare your results to someone making 1.5 million dollars a year.


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The Truth About Taxes

Posted by on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock" and “The Work of Nations." His latest is an e-book, “Beyond Outrage.”  I have posted several of his informative videos before.





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Romney Demands Release of Tax Returns

Posted by on Saturday, August 4, 2012,

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Democracy For Sale: Overturn Citizens United

Posted by on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,




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The Republican War Against Women's Health Care is Real

Posted by on Monday, July 30, 2012,




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Mitt Romney's Abuse of Tax Payers Money: John McCain Spoke Out

Posted by on Sunday, July 29, 2012,




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A Woman Tried to Warn Us

Posted by on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,

You have never heard of her. Most people haven’t. But for the few who knew Rosalind, they can tell you a bit about this quiet, unassuming woman. Like most women right after World War I, she was expected to find a good husband, have some children and move into that little house with the picket fence. Not that she was against all that, it just never seemed to work out that way for her. For one thing, she wanted to work. But good jobs for women were about as scarce as hen’s teeth. The...
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The Truth About the Deficit, Social Security, Medicare, and the Middle Class

Posted by on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,




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Bain Damage

Posted by on Friday, July 20, 2012,


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Mitt Romney: Poster Boy for Obama

Posted by on Wednesday, July 18, 2012,

One of the major narratives that Barack Obama has been running on ever since he began his political career, is changing the tax code. "Right now, we have a tax code that gives incentives for companies to move offshore. Instead, we must have a tax code that rewards companies that are doing the right thing", proclaimed Obama in June 2004.

Running for president in May 2008, he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "We have seen a lack of shared prosperity. So, you've got CEOs making more in a day than ordina...
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Republicans vs Romney's Record

Posted by on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,



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35 Excellent Questions for Mitt Romney

Posted by on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,
TJ Walker, of Forbes, posed 35 questions that Mitt Romney needs to answer relating to his involvement with Bain Capital, his sole claim to fame as a job creator.

Mitt Romney insists that he is not responsible for any of the decisions made by Bain after February 1999. In particular, those decisions that led to bankruptcy
, shut down factories, dumped workers' pensions on the backs of tax payers and outsourced thousands of jobs overseas, while Bain and Romney walked away with hundreds of million...
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You're So Bain: The Musical (Truth in Humor)

Posted by on Sunday, July 15, 2012,




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Offshore Accounts like Romney's Cause Huge Imbalance in the Market

Posted by on Thursday, July 12, 2012,

One might say that offshore accounts, such as those held by Mitt Romney, are the antithesis of capitalism and downright unAmerican. Shouldn't a presidential candidate, who claims to hold the answers to our economic woes, set the bar a little higher and lead by example?

Excerpt:
More than half the world’s money passes almost undetected through a series of financial black holes that shelter it from not only the tax collector but from shareholders, partners and wives, a Tribune-Review investigat...
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Test Your Knowledge of Obamacare

Posted by on Wednesday, July 11, 2012,

Take this short, 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, and then find out how you compare to the rest of the country, as represented by the findings of the Kaiser Family Foundation's monthly Health Tracking Poll.  You might actually learn something about it you didn't know before!

Go here for the quiz:  http://healthreform.kff.org/quizzes/health-reform-quiz/


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Conservative Thinker Speaks Out

Posted by on Saturday, July 7, 2012,
Judge Richard Posner, a prominent and highly respected conservative who was appointed by Ronald Reagan, didn't hold back after observing the conservative backlash over Supreme Court Justice Roberts’ opinion upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law.:

"Because if you put [yourself] in his [Robert's] position ... what's he supposed to think? That he finds his allies to be a bunch of crackpots? Does that help the conservative movement? I mean, what would you do if you were Rober...
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How The Middle Class Got Screwed

Posted by on Saturday, July 7, 2012,
Watch this explanation about happened to the American Middle Class...and why the American Dream has slipped so far out of reach for many families, and what we can do about it.  To learn more, visit RebuildTheDream.com





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Watch the GOP War On Women In Action

Posted by on Thursday, June 14, 2012,
Michigan State Reps. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, and Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, were told today by GOP floor leader R-John Stamas that they wouldn’t be recognized to publicly speak on any matters before the House.

This was after their impassioned attempt to speak out on the floor against abortion bills that not only severely limit the Constitutional right of a woman to obtain an abortion, but actually puts a woman's life at risk! One of the Reps also wondered aloud why is it that only the Ch...
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The Private Sector Under Obama

Posted by on Sunday, June 10, 2012,
Democrats saved the Private Sector when it was collapsing and it has returned to—and exceeded—2008 levels of employment.

Republicans have been true to their word and are drowning Public Sector workers in the bathtub of their policies at the expense of our overall economic and job recovery.

The country cannot enjoy a robust economy if the predominance of the nation's wealth is being hoarded in bank accounts by the Private Sector and not put back into circulation into the economy that allowed...
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The Abandonment of the Middle Class...

Posted by on Saturday, June 9, 2012,
Party of the Rich
The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's balance sheet. Cloaking himself in the language of class warfare, he calls on a hostile Congress to end wasteful tax breaks for the rich.

"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share," h...
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How Did Mitt Romney Make His Millions?

Posted by on Friday, June 8, 2012,
Mitt Romney likes to tout his business experience as a valuable asset that he could use in the Executive Office to get this economy "going again". The questions you must ask yourself are, "going where, going for whom, and is Romney's brand of expertise the kind of business experience that is going to help all Americans?"

Learn more about Venture Capitalism in this short video below and decide for yourself:





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When is a Blind Trust, NOT a Blind Trust?

Posted by on Friday, June 8, 2012,


Mitt Romney's Ethics Problem: Blind Trust Edition


Not only does Mitt Romney have no problem hiding his tax returns from voters, but he also has reasons to hide his tax returns from voters.

A blind trust is not a blind trust when there is direct or indirect control over investment decisions. While Romney has nominally placed his investments in a trust which is managed by someone else, the person he has chosen to manage those investments is his close associate and personal atto...

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The Republican Plan to Get the Economy Moving

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
What will the Republicans do to get the economy moving again?  Find out, in these two videos!

Welcome to "Trickle Down Tales",  where all your economic questions will be answered:




 Plus, Austerity & Neo-Nazis, Oh my!



Despite what conservatives would have you believe, the economy is not like an indebted family. Our economic debt is mostly money we owe to each other; even more important, our income mostly comes from selling things to each other. Your spending is my income, and my spending is yo...
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Republicans on Romney Economics

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
By the time Mitt Romney left office as Governor of Massachusetts, the state had the highest state deficit (debt per person) of any state in the nation, and ranked 47th in job creation. Does anyone really believe he would do better as President?




Romney's Massachusetts Record: The Truth






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Deficits, Spending, Taxes and Gas Prices Are All On the Decline

Posted by on Wednesday, May 16, 2012,
photo

According to Michael Linden, Director for Tax and Budget Policy, Federal spending is lower now than it was when President Obama took office. Linden shared the following in a recent column:

In January 2009, before President Obama had even taken the oath of office, annual spending was set to total 24.9 percent of gross domestic product. Total spending this year, fiscal year 2012, is expected to top out at 23.4 percent of GDP.

Here’s another interesting fact. Taxes today are lower than th...

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DEAR MITT: NO MORE LIES

Posted by on Wednesday, May 9, 2012,
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan, calls Mitt Romney out on his taking credit for saving America's Auto Industry, and declares him unfit to be President of the United States.



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WHY DO NEARLY HALF of AMERICANS PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX?

Posted by on Wednesday, May 2, 2012,

You may have heard the claim that about half of Americans pay no Federal Income Tax. That’s a true fact. Slightly less than  50% of all households paid no Federal Income Tax in 2012. The number one reason should come as no surprise. It’s because they have low incomes.

I'd like to remind those who whine that, "46% of people don't pay Federal Income Taxes", that, in fact, that group pays exactly what a Millionaire pays on that same first share of their earned income. In other words, if you w...
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ARE REPUBLICANS TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER, A FETISH...WHAT?

Posted by on Wednesday, April 18, 2012,
On Monday, April 16th, Senate Republicans voted against the wishes of the American people when they blocked legislation to make millionaires pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class families. According to the most recent survey taken just prior to the vote by CNN/ORC International, 72% of all Americans supported the Buffett Rule -- including 9 out of 10 Democrats, 7 out of 10 Independents and 53% of Republicans.

Commented Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent, Vermont) after the vote,"It ...
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WAR ON WOMEN: Extended Cut

Posted by on Tuesday, March 20, 2012,
This video seems to complement my previous article, just below, perfectly. These women repeat word for word the recent quotes of Republicans who are currently running for office and those involved in their campaigns, GOP elected officials past and present, and Conservative talking heads. Pay attention to the name of each person being quoted; it appears onscreen as their own words are heard through the voice of a woman.




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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE CENTRIST WOMAN

Posted by on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,

I would call myself, if I had to pick a label, a social libertarian, fiscal moderate, and an ecological conservative. I am put off by big-government meddling into people's private lives, excessive spending on wars without funding, and government subsidies to oil corporations who are making record profits while my gas prices remain high and Wall Street speculators make out like bandits.

I am frustrated by the waste of my tax dollars on the burgeoning prison industry, the failed War on Drugs, t...
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THE TRUTH ABOUT RISING GAS PRICES

Posted by on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
Though oil demand is at its lowest since 1997, oil prices (and gas prices along with them) are once again on the rise and the GOP wants even more handouts to Big Oil. 

Analysts project that gas prices will top $4 a gallon nationally and perhaps reach record highs later this year.  Despite relatively low demand and surging production levels in the U.S., prices are rising due to a variety of factors, including instability in the Middle East, but even more so, unregulated Wall Street speculation...

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CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIST on Where the Right Went Wrong

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2012,
Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlett wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies -- pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists -- are destroying the country's economic foundation. 





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DING-DONG SHE'S GONE!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 8, 2012,
As reported previously below, Karen Handel, vice president for public affairs at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, had come under pressure to resign following public outcry over the announcement Komen would pull funding from Planned Parenthood.
On Tuesday, she did just that.

Click to read her Resignation Letter.

Whether or not the Komen foundation will regain its reputation or be able to maintain the same level of donations after this public relations disaster remains to be seen.  From where I am si...
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KAREN HANDEL of the KOMEN FOUNDATION SHOULD RESIGN

Posted by on Monday, February 6, 2012,

Karen Handel: Exposed

A Susan G. Komen insider told HuffPost on Sunday that
Karen Handel, Komen's staunchly anti-abortion and newly hired vice president for public policy, was the main force behind the breast cancer charity's decision to defund Planned Parenthood and the attempt to make that decision look nonpolitical.

"Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria," the source, who requested anonymity for professiona...
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THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA's JOBS RECORD

Posted by on Sunday, February 5, 2012,
The chart below tracks job growth under President Obama. Use your cursor by hovering over the circles on the chart  to see each action that President Obama undertook that led directly to job creation in the private sector  Hover beneath the vertical bars to see exactly how many jobs were added when.  Obviously, we still have a long way to go, but the fact remains that Obama's initiatives have created an environment that is conducive to successful job growth.



On Friday, the new monthly jobs nu...
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THE KING OF BAIN: When Mitt Romney Came to Town

Posted by on Monday, January 16, 2012,
The truth about Mitt Romney's job creation and business experience during his tenure with Bain Capital.





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"CLASS ENVY"

Posted by on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
If the video clip below doesn't illustrate just how out of touch Mitt Romney is with the anger and everyday struggles of middle class Americans and the working poor, I don't know what would. TheTwoHundredMillionDollarMan aka MrOnePercent just doesn't get it. 

The fact is, that the 1% profited off of the global financial collapse and recession brought on by their own irresponsibility-- with the help of the deregulation championed by the Republicans over the last thirty years-- handsomely.  In ...
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STOP SOPA and SAVE THE INTERNET: Say No to American Censorship

Posted by on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,

SOPA would give governments and corporations the power to take down entire websites over infringing posts by users, endangering the internet as we know it. This legislation is internet censorship in its very worst form and if passed, it will effect every website you enjoy visiting, from this site, to your facebook page, twitter, youtube, even your personal email.  You can help prevent it from passing by writing to your Congressperson, signing a petition and taking other action in a few sh...
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ROMNEY'S TAX AVOIDANCE plus BAIN CAPITAL INVESTIGATED by FBI

Posted by on Sunday, January 8, 2012,
An investigative report by ABC reveals that Republican Presidential Primary candidate Mitt Romney, who I have dubbed #TheTwoHundredMillionDollarMan on twitter, has avoided paying his fair share of taxes by hiding his money in off-shore accounts in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere. Is it any wonder that he continues to refuse to release his income tax records as is the tradition of those running for the Executive Office of this nation? Watch:



Furthermore,  two weeks ago a Freedom of Information...
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MONTANA SUPREME COURT STANDS UP to Citizens United.

Posted by on Wednesday, January 4, 2012,

In late December, the Montana Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on corporate spending in state elections, a ruling that stands in direct opposition to Citizens United, via its decision regarding the case of Western Tradition Partnership v. Attorney General, 2011 MT 328. 

Question Presented:  Does the portion of Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act which prohibits a corporation from making “a contribution or an expenditure in connection with a candidate” survive the United States Supreme C...
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OUR NATIONAL DEBT: WHO-WHAT-WHEN

Posted by on Saturday, December 31, 2011,
Sometimes...a picture is worth a thousand words:




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OBAMA'S JUSTICE DEPT IS LETTING US DOWN

Posted by on Saturday, December 31, 2011,
"The Obama Justice Department hasn't tried a single Wall Street executive in a criminal court. Against a handful, it decided to let the S.E.C. bring civil charges of fraud, which are easier to prove. So if defendants' wrists are merely being slapped by the S.E.C. instead of cuffed by the Justice Department, Obama has only his appointees to blame.

For three important reasons, the President needs to explain why the Justice Department has filed away its investigations of big banks and Wall Street...

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ANTI-MITTER: How to Choose Gingrich as the GOP Nominee

Posted by on Friday, December 30, 2011,
Little Suzie Newsykins is learning all about picking the Republican nominee for president. She'll take you through the process of choosing Newt Gingrich as the GOP star!





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TEA PARTY AND GOP LOSING SUPPORT...Among Their Supporters

Posted by on Friday, December 30, 2011,
According to the non-partisan Pew Research Center, since the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party has not only lost support nationwide, but also lost support in the congressional districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus. And this year, the image of the Republican Party has declined even more sharply in these GOP-controlled districts than across the country at large.

In the latest Pew Research Center survey, conducted Nov. 9-14, 2011, more Americans say they disagree (27%...
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THE PAYROLL TAX, GOP Priorities and Congressman Alan Grayson

Posted by on Monday, December 19, 2011,
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) appeared on the premiere of The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on CurrentTV. Grayson spoke in favor of extending the payroll tax cut for the middle class, against which the Republican leadership in Congress is still fighting as of today. The interview took place on December 5, 2011.





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Jesus Was A Liberal: Humor

Posted by on Monday, December 19, 2011,
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat
www.colbertnation.com






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The Media Messenger of Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Thursday, December 15, 2011,
As part of TIME Magazine's special issue on TIME's Person of the Year 2011: The Protester , they produced this video centering on how an activist/journalist's (Tim Poole) live video stream from New York City's Zuccotti Park garnered mainstream attention and helped galvanize a movement.  Tim has gone beyond Zuccotti and has traveled up and down the east coast and to California in the last several weeks to cover the other Occupy protests and to help others set up similar livestreams.

For the ...
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POLITICAL PANIC: Taking on Our President and Representatives

Posted by on Monday, December 12, 2011,
Truth in Media:  A rare and delightful thing.  A passionate rant that everyone needs to hear. Join in the effort to get money out of politics. Click HERE or copy and paste this URL into your browser to sign the petition:  http://www.getmoneyout.com/




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The Saving American Democracy Amendment

Posted by on Sunday, December 11, 2011,


Sign a petition supporting the Saving American Democracy Act



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THE VOTE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

Posted by on Thursday, December 8, 2011,
Thank the Occupy Movement.  OccupyLA put the issue of Corporate Personhood on the Los Angeles City Council Meeting agenda.  With a unanimous vote, we are one small step towards overturning Citizens United, regaining our Democracy, and a government for and by the people.





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THE FED GRANTED SECRET $7.7 TRILLION to WALL STREET

Posted by on Tuesday, December 6, 2011,


Do you know who Elizabeth Duke is? How about Donald Kohn or Kevin Warsh? No? Well - you should. Because while Congress was debating back in 2008 whether or not to bailout Banksters with a $700 billion blank check - these guys and girls were just doing it. They were funneling $7.7 trillion to Wall Street under the table - without one constituent phone call - without worrying about one election - without having to give one explanation. It is time that we essentially take the power of our moneta...
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TELL CONGRESS: VOTE NO on Deregulation!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 30, 2011,


Massive corporations hate being held accountable when their recklessness and greed hurt our economy, our environment and people in our communities — and they’re spending millions on lobbyists and campaign contributions to put their priorities on top.

So instead of policies that would actually help put Americans back to work, Congress this week is focusing on what the corporate lobbyists want: deregulation. The House of Representatives is set to vote later this week on bills that would sabo...
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STOP ATTEMPTS TO CENSOR THE INTERNET!

Posted by on Tuesday, November 29, 2011,


The Senate will soon vote on a bill that would let big corporations censor websites at will.

The bill — the Protect IP Act, or PIPA (S. 968) — is intended to stop online copyright piracy (just like SOPA, its cousin in the House). But PIPA’s authority is so broad it would give corporations unprecedented power to abuse our Internet freedoms. .

In the last month, more than one million people have told Congress to reject PIPA and SOPA..

But we need to keep pushing. Join more than a dozen organ...
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WHILE WE WATCH

Posted by on Saturday, November 26, 2011,

#Whilewewatch, a 40 minute Documentary short, is the gripping portrait of the Occupy Wall Street media revolution. Citizens came together at Zuccotti Park with energy, intelligence and guts to impassion their message. Director Kevin Breslin's passionate, raw and sensitive inside story,."Shows us what democracy looks like."

The film discovers the Occupy Wall St media team who had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, or a lagging main stream media to tell...
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THE BAT-SIGNAL OF OCCUPY WALL STREET

Posted by on Saturday, November 26, 2011,

On the evening of November 17th, tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched throughout New York City, many making their way on to the Brooklyn Bridge, carrying LED candles and chanting. As Occupiers took the bridge in a seemingly endless sea of people, words in light appeared projected on the iconic Verizon Building nearby.

A few hours later, creater Mark Read, who organized the "bat-signal" project, told Boing Boing why and how he did this, and what technology he used:

"It c...
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LOBBYING FIRMS PLANS EXPOSED

Posted by on Sunday, November 20, 2011,
Memo spells out plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street

A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might express sympathy for the protests, according to a memo obtained by the MSNBC program “Up w/ Chris Hayes.”

Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford's memo proposes that the American Banking Association pay CLGC $850,000 to conduct “opposition research” on Occupy Wall Street in order...

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SAY NO TO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY: Senator Bernie Sanders

Posted by on Sunday, November 20, 2011,
Senator asks Democrats, which side are you on? 

As a Thanksgiving deadline nears for action by the powerful congressional committee on deficit reduction, U.S. Senator from Vermont (Independent) Bernie Sanders sounded an alarm over reports that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid may be cut. "The American people have been very clear. They understand how important Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are to the well-being of tens of millions of our people and they do not want to see these ...
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RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN ARRESTED

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Captain Raymond Lewis, featured in two of our previous videos, below, was arrested this afternoon in NYC during the Occupy protests. Thus far today, over 175 people have been arrested and several injuries have been reported.  Bloodied protesters were seen being led away by police.  The estimate by those on the ground in the afternoon was that 5000 protesters were currently involved.  That number was expected to swell as people got off work. By late in the evening. 35,000 protesters were said ...
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THE POLICE STATE HAS ARRIVED: An Assault on the Free Press

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,

"Public Safety" has become the mantra of those who seek to squash dissent and defend the powerful.

The New York Times confirmed what was already reported via twitter by those on the scene at the time. As New York City police cleared the Occupy Wall Street campsite in Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, many journalists were blocked from observing and interviewing protesters. Some called it a media blackout and said in interviews that they believed that the police efforts were a deliberate att...
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INSPIRATIONAL OCTOGENARIAN: 84 year old pepper-sprayed

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, and the importance of activism: Dorli grew up in Nazi Germany, and later became an involved American citizen.  She brings the insight of her experiences to the table. Hover your cursor below to play the video.





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NOVEMBER 17TH: International Day of Action

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters streamed back into Zuccotti Park late Tuesday, November 15th, less than 24 hours after police forcibly removed them from their camp. Among the more than 200 people arrested earlier that morning was Ydanis Rodriguez, a New York City Council member. He was there advocating for his constituents, as were other council members at the time of the raid.  City Council Member Jumaane Williams tweeted that his fellow city council member, Rodriguez, was hit by ...
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POLICE CAPTAIN RAYMOND LEWIS JOINS PROTESTERS at Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Wednesday, November 16, 2011,
Captain Raymond Lewis, a retired Police Captain from Philadelphia, took his chances to come out in full uniform in a show of support for the Occupy Movement at the re-occupied Zuccotti Park.  This is just a tiny snippet of the on-site interview which I watched live on Ustream on the night of November 15th.  The entire time he was there, it was obvious that the NYPD were trying to figure out what to do about him.  In fact, at one point, a plainsclothes detective came up and challenged ...
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CITIZENS UNITED FOR DUMMIES

Posted by on Tuesday, November 15, 2011,


See the related post, CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT to Overturn Citizens United Introduced, further below.

Take the time to read, The Campaign Jungle, which was published in the New York Times Sunday Review on November 13th.

You may want to consider adding your name to the petition to support a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling at: Democracy Is For People.


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OLD SCHOOL REPUBLICAN discusses Occupy Movement

Posted by on Friday, November 11, 2011,
This interview was conducted by Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz, on November 5th with Karen Ford, a self-described lifelong Republican at an Occupy Monterey rally.

Take the time to listen to this articulate women express her thoughts about her party and about the movement.




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THE UNRECOGNIZABLE REPUBLICANS: How the GOP lost its way.

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2011,

Theodore Roosevelt was a long-time leader of the Republican party, and U.S. President (1901-1909)

"The Republican Party has totally abdicated its job in our democracy, which is to act as the guardian of fiscal discipline and responsibility. They're on an anti-tax jihad – one that benefits the prosperous classes."  -- Republican David Stockman, who served as budget director under Reagan.

It's difficult to imagine today, but taxing the rich wasn't always a major flash point of American politic...
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CHARISMATIC LEADER SUPPORTS Occupy Movement

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2011,
See who's on board with the Occupy Wall Street protests! He's a charismatic, revolutionary leader who is hated by the banks and Republicans.




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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT to Overturn Citizens United Introduced

Posted by on Monday, November 7, 2011,
The separation of money from politics is key to restoring a healthy democracy. Righting the wrongs of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allowed for huge new unregulated flows of corporate political spending, has been a rallying point for many within the 99% Movement.

In response to the outcry, on November 1st, six Democratic senators — Tom Udall (NM), Michael Bennett (CO), Tom Harkin (IA), Dick Durbin (IL), Chuck Schumer (NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Jeff Merkely (OR...
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GLOBAL WARMING GASES Increasing by Leaps and Bounds

Posted by on Friday, November 4, 2011,

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 that the Bush administration did not complete a required environmental review when it said the bear's designation as threatened in 2008 could not be used as a backdoor way to control greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Sullivan's decision directs the Interior Department to respond by Nov. 17 with a timetable for when it will complete the required environmental review. Sullivan left an interim 2008 protection designation...
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SURVEY: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Posted by on Monday, October 31, 2011,

Whether you support the Occupy Movement in person or in spirit, this survey is for you. This confidential survey is being conducted by the Message Working Group of Occupy Philadelphia. The goal is to accurately portray the diversity of the Occupy Movement and to let your voice be heard!

To participate, click on the following: Why I Occupy


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THE POWER OF THE KOCH BROTHERS: The Koch Occupation of Washington

Posted by on Monday, October 31, 2011,
The tycoon duo, Charles and David Koch, have been behind an underground campaign to swing the balance of U.S. political power to protect the interests of the wealthy.  These multi-billionaire energy tycoons have spent over $50 million on campaigns to influence financial regulations in favor of Wall Street speculators, to impede the implementation of a fair tax and health care reforms, as well as to tear down the science of climate change and prevent the enactment of clean energy policies.
 
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Oakland Cop Throws Flash Grenade Into Crowd Helping Injured Protester

Posted by on Thursday, October 27, 2011,




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POLICE ATTACK Peaceful Protestors in Oakland

Posted by on Wednesday, October 26, 2011,


In the video below, Oakland California Police in riot gear fire flash grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets at a group of 1,000 peaceful demonstrators outside of City Hall on 14th St and Broadway on October 25th. The demonstrators were protesting the violent police assault on the Occupy Oakland encampment earlier that day that resulted in several protesters having bones broken and one protester hospitalized due to injuries from a police assault.  Among them were veterans carrying Veteran...
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OCCUPY MOVEMENT GARNERS MORE SUPPORT than the Tea Party

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,

According to a new Pew Research/Washington Post poll, nearly 40 percent of Americans support the
Occupy Wall Street movement. In contrast, only 32 percent of Americans support the Tea Party movement. Conversely, while 44 percent oppose the Tea Party movement, just 35 percent oppose the Occupy movement.

Politicians jockeying for the Independent vote in 2012 may want to take note that more Independents support the Occupy Wall Street movement than do not: 43% support the movement and 35% are oppo...
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HERMAN CAIN: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Posted by on Wednesday, October 19, 2011,
Only the wealthy would benefit from GOP Presidential Primary Candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan.

The Tax Policy Center has released its analysis of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, and it finds that the only people who would benefit from it are those making more than $200,000 a year. Everyone else, especially the poor, would pay more. And the middle class would now have the highest effective federal tax rate.

Those making $1 million a year or more would get a tax cut of nearly $500,000, a 15% change...
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CONSENSUS (Direct Democracy)

Posted by on Sunday, October 16, 2011,
A look into the "HOW' of the Occupy Wall Street movement.





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OCCUPY WALL ST: Too Big to Ignore

Posted by on Saturday, October 15, 2011,










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SEVEN of the Biggest Economic Lies

Posted by on Wednesday, October 12, 2011,
Robert Reich, Chancellor Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; and Author of 13 books, including his most recent best-seller, "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future:, dispels some of the prevalent myths regarding our economy in this brief, easy to understand video.  Reich served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.  Reich has argued that a nation's co...
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THE POWER of Super PACs and Shell Corporations

Posted by on Monday, October 10, 2011,
Comedian Stephen Colbert had previously created his own "Colbert Super-PAC" to lampoon the recent Citizens United decision, in which the Supreme Court removed restrictions on corporations to spend on behalf of candidates. Still working to make a point about how lax the nation’s campaign finance rules are after the Citizens United, Colbert created a shell corporation at the end of September, appropriately named Anonymous Shell Corporation, to funnel money into his Super PAC. Doing so ensures...
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BANKS GONE WILD: Understanding History is key to Understanding Occupy Wall Street

Posted by on Monday, October 10, 2011,
This short video explains four reasons behind the Occupy movement.

For reference, The
Glass-Steagall Act was established in 1933 by Congress and repealed in 1999. The Glass-Steagall Act  (introduced and sponsored by Democrats) was enacted during the Great Depression to avoid a similar crisis in the future. The act prohibited commercial banks from collaborating with full-service brokerage firms or participating in investment banking activities. It protected bank depositors from the additional ...
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A GLOBAL FINANCIAL TSUNAMI

Posted by on Friday, October 7, 2011,
The following video is the second of a four-part investigation of the financial Meltdown. Part 2 examines how an epidemic of fear caused banks to stop lending, triggered protests and led to industrial action. (Part 1, MELTDOWN: The Men Who Crashed the World, is posted in an earlier blog entry on this site.)





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WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO OCCUPY WALL STREET?

Posted by on Friday, October 7, 2011,


Protesters at Occupy Wall Street on October 5th, answer the question:  What brought you here today?

Roger Lattanzil, Computer Programmer
"I’m here to try and make sure that business and government stay separate. It sickens me that our own leaders, our own government is so bought out that I owe $120,00 for college, everyone around me is laid off, and computer-programming jobs are going to India. You can’t win, they never stop, no matter how hard you try. I want my government back. Business s...
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‘RETROACTIVE RECUSAL’ of Justice Thomas

Posted by on Thursday, October 6, 2011,
Rep. Louise Slaughter and other members of Congress are exploring the failure of Justice Clarence Thomas to disclose that his wife made millions of dollars from clients whose cases were decided by the Supreme Court. Slaughter revealed on “Countdown” that she’s exploring “retroactive recusal” in cases like Citizens United, which would nullify Thomas’ vote and overturn the ruling.






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I AM THE 99%: A SLIDESHOW

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
Citizens share their photos in support of Occupy Wall Street via the Virtual March on Wall Street. You can add your photo, or send a message in support: Go to:  http://www.civic.moveon.org/occupy/





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A CALL TO SEPARATE BUSINESS & STATE

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
For your consideration: In order to ensure a continuation of our Democratic Republic, is it time for a constitutional amendment to take the money out of politics?



*The police are arresting anyone that uses a megaphone or any voice amplifying device. This is why the crowd were repeating what was being said so a wider audience there could hear what he had to say.



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SAVING THE AMERICAN DREAM

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
Below are the key points of the "Contract for the American Dream" created from the ideas of over 125,000 Americans who gathered online and in their communities. Who better to present those ideas than the people whose future depends on them?

Critical Steps to Get Our Economy Back on Track

1.  Invest in America's Infrastructure
2.  Create 21st Century Energy Jobs
3.  Invest in Public Education
4.  Offer Medicare for All
5.  Make Work Pay
6.  Secure Social Security
7.  Return to Fairer Tax Rates
8.  End ...
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VIRTUAL MARCH on Wall Street

Posted by on Monday, October 3, 2011,

There will be a Virtual March on Wall Street beginning this Wednesday, October 5, to show support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.  The online event is being organized by MoveOn.org.  Those interested can sign up HERE to participate online.



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DECLARATION of the Occupation of New York City

Posted by on Monday, October 3, 2011,
General Assemblies Statement:  As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to t...
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BOSTON Action

Posted by on Monday, October 3, 2011,
The weekend of September 30th, marchers rallied and took to the streets of Boston, Mass., to protest the banksters.  Over 3,000 people carried colorful banners and banged drums to confront the nation's largest lenders for their role in the economic crisis.  The march and civil disobedience action signals a growing popular outrage at the big banks, and comes as Bank of America announces their new policy of charging customers an annual $60 fee for using their debit cards.  The bank has a...
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OCCUPY WALL STREET: The Movement

Posted by on Monday, October 3, 2011,

A Scene from the 1960's?  Think Again. September 24th, 2011 in NYC.

Right now the budding movement appears to be hampered by lack of clarity and media indifference...not to mention heavy-handed police.





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MELTDOWN: The Men Who Crashed the World

Posted by on Monday, October 3, 2011,
The following video is the first of a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that led to financial collapse.

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