Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Romney is the robot who isn't there.

Send the message; Hey Mitt! Kiss my ass!


Mitt Romney’s foreign trip didn’t go well. Does it matter?

For Obama Haters it really doesn't matter that Mitt is obviously not presidential material. For whatever reason; be it racism, stupidity, or both, these people would vote for a ham sandwich just to get rid of Obama. The hatred is so embedded in their psyches that it wipes out common sense. All you need to do is listen to the psycho babble about the "birth certificate" or he's a "muslim" to confirm that these Obama Haters are living on the 3rd rail and a few cans short of a 6-pak.

The only hope this country has is that there's enough sane people who will get off their oversized a---es on election day and vote responsibly and sanely. 60% turn out just doesn't hack it and the hate squads are going to do their utmost best to keep people away from the polls. They may be crazy, but like a FOX (excuse the pun).

So, vote for the love of your country, not your narrow minded, hate filled, misguided illusions.  

read  more; http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/mitt-romneys-foreign-trip-didnt-go-well-does-it-matter/2012/07/30/gJQA5rudLX_blog.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics

Monday, July 30, 2012

Climate change skeptic is now believer

The Berkeley project’s research has shown, Muller says, “that the average temperature of the Earth’s land has risen by 2 1/2 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years, including an increase of 1 1/2 degrees over the most recent 50 years. Moreover, it appears likely that essentially all of this increase results from the human emission of greenhouse gases.”


You've been privatized

The privatization of public goods and services turns basic human needs into products to buy and sell. That's more than a joke, it's an insult, it's a perversion. It generally benefits only a privileged group of businesspeople and their companies while increasing inequality and undermining the common good. 

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/privatization-big-joke-isn-t-funny-1343656123


Unless you are one of the 1% you would be a fool to vote for this guy. 

He's a living portrait of Mr. Wall Street Man. As his candidacy unfolds, it's allowing us commoners to get a peek into how the privileged few rig the rules for their own gain — at our expense.

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/how-mitt-got-his-1343661639

A decaying society

Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity and ideas—are shouted down by the drunken chants of fans in huge stadiums, the pathetic demands of rich alumni for national championships, and the elitism, racism and rigid definition of gender roles of Greek organizations. 

read more; http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10590-the-ruling-elite-and-the-perversion-of-scholarship

Voting is, of course, first above all

A nation that cannot summon the will, or even the enlightened self-interest, to turn out more than 40% of its populace to vote in a midterm election is a nation that does not deserve to complain about anything. 

read more; http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10605-the-ballot-or-the-bullet

Romney Versus the World Bank

Romney reportedly told the group—which, by the end of the night had given him around $1 million for his campaign—“Culture makes all the difference. And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.” He also bizarrely attributed Israel's relative prosperity in contrast to Palestinian impoverishment to “the hand of providence.”

read more; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/30/romney-versus-the-world-bank.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_afternoon&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_afternoon&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet


Poll: Since 2008, Twice as Many Conservatives Think Obama's Muslim

There's no question that many Americans are on the low end of the IQ scale but here's an example of how much lower they can go. These are adults, not kids who are easily fooled into believing in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. Are these people really that dumb or is this a masked form of racism? 

Mitt the Nitwitt

"A nation has the capacity to choose its own capital city, and Jerusalem is Israel's capital," Romney told CNN. "I think it's long been the policy to ultimately have our embassy in the nation's capital of Jerusalem."

The above does not apply when the nation is being occupied by Israel. This is another example of how uninformed Romney is and what a terrible president he would make. Jerusalem is also claimed by the Arabs who have lived there just as long as the Jews and long before Israel became a nation. This is an issue that needs to be worked out by the inhabitants, not some two-bit politician looking for votes. 

read more; http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/07/28/romney_travels_to_israel_after_gaffe_filled_london_trip.html?from=rss/&wpisrc=newsletter_slatest

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"The quest by a bankrupt elite in the final days of empire to accumulate greater and greater wealth is modern society's version of primitive fetishism

If world hunger, poverty, class inequality, sickness and disease, permanent war and ecological ruination weren't enough to present a critical case against capitalism, then consider the following. In relative terms to the rest of the entire universe, quantum mechanics shows us just how narrow, constrictive and destructive the system of capitalism actually is.

read more; http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10446-examining-capitalism-through-quantum-mechanics


Moreover, the ancient Greeks believed the cultivation of the mind, body and spirit should all be linked together, since that is the foundation for developing the moral character of citizens in a democracy.

READ MORE;  http://bigthink.com/think-tank/the-geek-olympics-5-unrecognized-sports-that-exercise-our-mental-muscles?utm_source=Big+Think+Weekly+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=3d60a0e949-7_28_12_geek_olympics7_27_2012&utm_medium=email


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read more;   http://www.nationofchange.org/nakedness-their-greed-1343482113

Friday, July 27, 2012

Walmart owns America

The wealthiest 400 individuals own more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans - half the country. One family, the Walton family of Wal-Mart fame, is worth $89 billion, more than the bottom 40 percent of America. 

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/overturn-citizens-united-1343408181

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Studies Show More People Shot to Death with ALEC/NRA “Stand Your Ground” Laws


Voter ID Needed because "People Who Cheat" Vote Democratic

The Tax Dodger and Chief

Hide the Ball: Romney's Long History of Hiding His Exorbitant, but Questionable, Business Practices

“Perhaps, if sane laws on gun control, including the ban on high- capacity magazines, were in place, many in Aurora who are now dead or seriously injured would be alive and well today.”

read more:http://www.nationofchange.org/us-gun-laws-guilty-reason-insanity-1343308277

Is this really about goodwill and sports?

Britain has launched its biggest peacetime security operation ever ahead of the opening of the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed forces personnel are now providing security — almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan. The Olympic Games are estimated to cost British taxpayers a staggering $17 billion. 

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/lockdown-london-ex-us-athlete-jules-boykoff-olympic-censorship-and-militarization-1343316071

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Colorado Shooter: Insane or Just Plain Evil?

How about neither? How bout just being another quiet kid who lives next door to everyone, USA? How about looking at this tragic figure as a by-product of a society in which violence and blood-letting is an addiction that a majority of the population suffers from in one form or another. The most watched shows on TV are violent. The most popular computer games are mass killing fields. Guns are regarded as precious possessions to be guarded at any cost.  Violence in America is a major form of entertainment that generates billions in profits for those who promote it. Pinning a label of insane or evil on this kids distracts from the real problem that we, as a society, continue to ignore.

read more; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/25/colorado-shooter-insane-or-just-plain-evil.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Maybe the Muslims are on to something?  LIBOR? 
God says in the Holy Quran what means " Those who swallow usury cannot rise up save as he ariseth whom the devil hath prostrated by (his) touch
Commercial or usury banks builds its economy on usury which is as old as the human history . it was practiced by certain rich persons who used to lend money at high interest . These persons are now substituted with whatever called Commercial banks , these banks don't differ at all from the old money-lenders .These banks trade in money taking from this at low interest and giving that at high interest creating so many economic ,social and moral crises .
It is because of these crises that all the revealed religions banned usury whish is considered a heinous sin Islam ; reading some holy texts from Quran and the Hadiths reveals how heinous sin usury is .

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has said that he sounded the alarm four years ago to regulators about problems with the benchmark interest rate known as Libor.

These numbers don't lie

And now the Aurora shooter last Friday. There have always been insane people, and there always will be. 

But here's the difference between the rest of the world and us: We have TWO Auroras that take place every single day of every single year! At least 24 Americans every day (8-9,000 a year) are killed by people with guns – and that doesn't count the ones accidentally killed by guns or who commit suicide with a gun. Count them and you can triple that number to over 25,000. 

That means the United States is responsible for over 80% of all the gun deaths in the 23 richest countries combined. Considering that the people of those countries, as human beings, are no better or worse than any of us, well, then, why us? 

read more from Micheal;   maillist@michaelmoore.com via go.netatlantic.com 


Writing in an op-ed for Truthout on the Penn State scandal and the horrible sex crimes Jerry Sandusky perpetrated against innocent boys, facilitated by Joe Paterno and the Penn State athletic department, Giroux placed the cover-up of Sandusky’s crimes in a larger socioeconomic context:
Let’s be clear, what is on trial here is not simply those who colluded to protect the reputation of a storied football program and the reputation of Penn State University, but a society governed by market-driven values, a survival of the fittest ethic, and an unregulated drive for profit-making regardless of the human and social costs. This is an ethic that now views many children and young people as disposable, refusing to acknowledge its responsibility to future generations while creating conditions in which the pain and suffering of young people simply disappears. As a number of recent banking scandals reveal, big money and the institutions it creates now engage in massive criminal behaviour and corruption, but the individuals who head these corporations extending from JPMorgan Bank to Barclay’s are rarely prosecuted. The message is clear. Crime pays for the rich and powerful.

READ MORE;  http://truth-out.org/news/item/10496-henry-giroux-on-penn-state-college-athletics-and-capitalism-solidarity-is-impossible-when-sports-are-driven-by-market-values

Monday, July 23, 2012


Major banks and the financial global elite are now confirmed to have as much as $32 trillion in hidden assets stashed away in offshore accounts that are subject to little or no taxation. As a result, around $280 billion is estimated to be lost in tax revenues. In other words, the multi-trillion dollar banks and elite families are avoiding any taxation while forcing United States citizens to foot the bill. Amazingly, the $32 trillion stashed away represents the overallGDP of the United States and Japan combined.

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/banks-global-elite-confirmed-hold-32-trillion-offshore-accounts-1343057197


'Together' is the word that winner-take-all conservatives seem to forget. Even the richest and arguably most successful American, Bill Gates, owes most of his good fortune to the thousands of software and hardware designers who shaped the technological industry over a half-century or more

READ MORE; http://www.nationofchange.org/three-big-lies-perpetuated-rich-1343049730



Sunday, July 22, 2012


Killing someone with a gun is not up close and personal like choking or stabbing them to death. It's much more surreal and morel like one of those computer games that you can find thousands (if not millions) of teens (and maybe their parents) mindlessly playing (some 24/7) . There are some people out there (like the Colorado shooter) who will take it to the next step and make it real. Then there's the NRA and the gun and ammo manufacturers who make tons of money hawking their wares to all the gun "enthusiasts" who bring out the 2nd Amendment to rationalize buying AK47's as a God given right of some sort. On a side note, I don't think God would co-sign on this crazy idea. Maybe our right to arm ourselves against not sure exactly what should be reconsidered. Maybe buying assault weapons (with the emphasis on "assault") and 6,000 rounds of ammo at a time to protect ourselves should raise the question? Are we nuts?

read more:  http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/07/21/aurora_batman_movie_theater_shooting_gun_control_laws_unlikely_following_killings_near_denver.html?from=rss/&wpisrc=newsletter_slatest


Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

Institutions of higher learning glorifying mindless neanderthal behavior doesn't make much sense except when you think about all the money it brings in because it feeds the stone age blood lust we still crave on some level.

Taking down the silly statue is a step in the right direction but far short of solving the problem.

read more; http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/07/22/joe_paterno_statue_is_removed_as_ncaa_set_to_announce_unprecedented_sanctions_against_penn_state_football_team.html?from=rss/&wpisrc=newsletter_slatest

RAMPAGE the sequel

Suspected Shooter “Thinks He’s Acting in a Movie”

Do movies and other media influence our behavior?  Chances are this kid saw "RAMPAGE" a film that came out in 2009 and depicts this kind of behavior down to the outfit the actor wore.

read more; http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/07/21/james_holmes_suspected_colorado_movie_theater_shooter_in_prison_adult_profile_revealed.html?from=rss/&wpisrc=newsletter_slatest


We've been told that we can buy everything we need to be happy, so when buying things doesn't fix the problem, we're lost.

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/story-change-told-citizens-not-consumers-1342962768

Saturday, July 21, 2012


"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results".

 Suspected Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes purchased four guns at local shops and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition on the Internet in the past 60 days, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told a news conference this evening. "All the ammunition he possessed, he possessed legally, all the weapons he possessed, he possessed legally, all the clips he possessed, he possessed legally," an emotional Oates said.

What does this say about how we, as a society, condone and protect our ability to commit these violent acts? How much longer can we use the lame rationale that these atrocities are committed by "disturbed" loners and are aberrations. 

 Our problem is it’s simply too easy to assemble an arsenal of weaponry in this country. Our gun related death rate and injury compared to other first world countries is absurd. Other countries number in the tens, while we number in the thousands. These countries all have stricter gun laws. Similarly within the US, gun related deaths and injuries are lowest in the states with the strictest laws . And these mass murders mostly occur in the states with the most lax regulations. These things are not unrelated.
A kid like the Aurora shooter can assemble an outfit like this in only two months.
Which should also put the rest the misguided notion of the gun rights people who claim if only there had been more armed patrons in the theater, they could have taken out the shooter before he killed and injured so many people. More people shooting guns in a darkened theater, filled with acrid smoke and a panicked crowd would unlikely have led to less mayhem.
What would have lessened the death toll would have been if it had been more difficult for the shooter to obtain rapid fire weapons and 6,000 rounds of the kind of ammo that makes it possible to injure close to 100 people in just a few minutes. Certainly these guns have no sporting purpose. These are military grade guns which were designed to do one thing. Kill people. There’s no reason to allow anyone to carry them on our streets or use them outside of a firing range. 
Unfortunately for the victims of these mass killings we persist on protecting what is obviously a crazy notion that guns are not a problem and quickly forget Arizona, Columbine, and now Aurora.

Lest we forget; "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."



READ MORE; http://www.signon.org/create_finished.html%3Fpetition_id=21435


Nobody suspected a thing as he did what by NRA indicators is only normal—buying an AR-15 rifle and two Glock automatic pistols and a Remington shotgun at two local gun stores. He also purchased some 6,000 rounds of ammunition and full body armor including leggings, neck and groin protectors.

READ MORE; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/21/the-motivation-behind-the-colorado-killings-is-murky-but-the-horror-is-crystal-clear.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning


Families today are making more money than families did thirty or forty years ago for two basic reasons. First, families have more people working, especially women. Second, working people are working more hours, especially women.
These two factors don’t necessarily make for better-off families. Yes, families today have higher incomes, but they earn those higher incomes by working more. All the while, in per-hour terms, they’re actually making less.


At least that''s what Louie Gohmert the idiot politician from Texas says. Everyone should go to the movies armed. That way if someone cuts loose on you you can blast back.  Hell, let's go to the movies to kill someone!

Every year there are 30,000 gun deaths and 300,000 gun-related assaults in the U.S. Firearm violence costs our country as much as $100 billion a year. Toys are regulated with greater care and safety concerns than guns.
So why do we always act so surprised? Violence is our alter ego, wired into our Stone Age brains, so intrinsic its toxic eruptions no longer shock, except momentarily when we hear of a mass shooting like this latest in Colorado.  Nonetheless, we have become so gun loving, so gun crazy, so blasé about home-grown violence that far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined. 

Nationalism vs. Capitalism

The ideals of capitalism, so ardently believed in, turn out to be false except for (as the current saying goes) the fortunate 1%.  And those of nationalism?  They too are drilled into our heads from childhood.  But, alas, they cannot substitute for one’s supper.

read more; http://truth-out.org/news/item/10459-nationalism-vs-capitalism-guess-which-one-wins

Friday, July 20, 2012


Does this look familiar? Is this the Colorado shooters attempt to mimic the movie? News reports of his behavior, outfit, and the weapons he carried are almost a blow by blow remake of this film.

Rampage Poster



Let's not mess with our right to buy guns and go on rampages. After all it's only these "loner" that make trouble. One question. How many "loners" are out there?

read more; http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-colorado-shooting-gun-control-20120720,0,6099245.story

Dedicated to all spiritual activists, truth seekers, and peaceful warriors worldwide

Dedicated to all spiritual activists, truth seekers, and peaceful warriors worldwide


Home grown terrorism!

 The gunman had four weapons: two 40-caliber Glock handguns, a Remington 870 single-barrel pump shotgun and a Smith & Wesson AR-15 assault-style rifle.

We don't need to go "over there" to find them. There's plenty of them among us here and they are not Muslims or have funny sounding last names. What does that say about this society that breeds this kind of violence?

read more; http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/20/12850048-man-calling-himself-the-joker-kills-12-injures-59-at-dark-knight-rises-screening-in-aurora-colorado-authorities-say?lite


This is what happens when you cut a bunch of whackos loose on our country. It's amazing we haven't gone down in flames before now. The only thing going off the cliff are these clowns and I say, good riddance. After the debacle passes maybe someone with some common sense will introduce some real tax reform that sends the bill to those select few who have been financially gutting us for the last decade.

Going OFF THE CLIFF is good news indeed.

READ MORE; http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/debate-on-year-end-fiscal-issues-sets-stage-for-fall-showdowns/2012/07/19/gJQA0u6pwW_allComments.html?ctab=all_&

Where's PETA when you need them?

What should be attacked is the Romney's torture of a horse! I'm sure the horse doesn't enjoy being "trained" to dance no more than the family dog  being "trained" to ride on the roof of the family car. This again shows that you can't correlate wealth with intelligence. There's no relationship whatsoever.

read more; http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/sorry-but-ann-romney-and-michelle-obama-are-full-campaign-partners-and-totally-fair-game/2012/07/19/gJQAqpUlwW_blog.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics

It's a shooting gallery!

Gun Violence and Our Dark Underside: 12 More Dead in Shooting Gallery America

Conspiracy theory has become conspiracy fact.

At one time, calling the large multinational banks a "cartel" branded you as a conspiracy theorist. Today, the banking giants are being called that and worse, not just in the major media but in court documents intended to prove the allegations as facts. Charges include racketeering (organized crime under the US Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or RICO), antitrust violations, wire fraud, bid rigging and price fixing. Damning charges have already been proven and major damages and penalties assessed. 

read more; http://truth-out.org/news/item/10442-titanic-banks-hit-libor-iceberg-will-lawsuits-sink-the-ship

Let's outsource Mitt!

Will Mitt be stopping in Switzerland and the Cayman's to check on his stash. How about the countries he shipped all those US jobs to? Maybe he should consider relocating like some of his other 1% tax dodging friends have.

read more; http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romney-hopes-overseas-trip-will-show-him-as-statesman/2012/07/19/gJQAxILmwW_story.html

Pry those guns from cold dead hands!

Everybody should be "packing" and wearing body armor even if only to go to a movie or the mall. That's the America we live in folks. Just because the 2nd Amendment gives everyone the right to bear arms does that mean everyone should? Even those Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, fox News types? These clowns offer breeding grounds for the wackos out there under the guise of entertainment, knowing full well that it's really incitement to kill. The right-wing nuts always fall back on "it's an isolated incident by a lone nut" and fail to add up all those isolated incidents and the carnage left in their wake.

Mass slaughter at a Batman movie? Have we had enough yet?

read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/20/colorado-shooting-14-dead-at-batman-screening.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tricky Mitt

Wants you to believe that he's all about growing the country while what he's really going to do is grow his wallet by soaking the country dry.


Who are "YOU PEOPLE"?

Ann Romney:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Mitt needs to respond to his role in denigrating the middle class rather than criticizing Obama for pointing out that people don't achieve fame and wealth in a vacuum. Other than maybe hitting the lottery no one gets rich without the help and support of others and their government. Romney is an example of that when you look at all the government "welfare" he took in building his company. And how did he show his gratitude? He grabbed as money as he could, dumped it in offshore accounts and used every trick in the book to avoid paying taxes (supporting the country that helped make him rich).

Wealthy people that try to convince you that they made all that money on their own are lying to you and probably trying to justify their greed and refusal to pay their fair share of taxes in support of our country.

READ MORE:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/mitt-romney-accuses-obama-of-denigrating-success-and-achievement/2012/07/17/gJQA5GWerW_blog.html

The tip of the iceberg

“Consumers deserve to be treated fairly by their credit card issuer,” CFPB director Richard Cordray told reporters. He said the problems are not isolated at Capital One and said he expects announcements about other companies.

read more; http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capital-one-pays-165-million-to-end-probe-of-credit-monitoring-and-other-add-on-card-services/2012/07/18/gJQA7daXtW_story.html?wpisrc=al_bizlocal_b

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Canadians Richer Than Americans

I was always told they were doing all wrong. How could this have happened? Two words; Republicans & Bush. The average Canadian household is about $40,000 wealthier than their neighbors to the south.


At least one prominent Republican has expressed concern about the source of Adelson's campaign contributions. "Much of Mr. Adelson's casino profits that go to him come from his casino in Macau," Sen. John McCain noted in an interview last month with the PBS "NewsHour."

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/inside-investigation-leading-republican-money-man-sheldon-adelson-1342538103

Monday, July 16, 2012


Buying something made in China is not an issue EXCEPT when the stuff made in China used to be made in the USA and an AMERICAN worker lost their job to someone in China. Eliminating a job in the USA and creating it in China so that a bigger profit can be made is sacrificing an American worker at the altar of profits and is damaging our country. Electing someone like Mitt Romney would only condones these practices and is a clear and present danger to the American worker.


Did you hear the latest? Romney's campaign is now saying he "retired retroactively" from Bain Capital before Bain really hit its stride outsourcing American jobs.1 Tricky. He also earned a $100,000 annual salary while supposedly not involved in Bain "in any way."2 Really Tricky.
And from just one year of past tax returns, we know Romney has tucked away potentially millions in a Swiss bank account and notorious tax havens like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.3 It all adds up to Tricky Mitt.
Even Tricky Mitt's Republican allies are publicly telling him he has to release more of his tax returns.4 So, let's make sure he comes clean with the American people by pouring on the pressure. Share this "Tricky Mitt" photo with your social networks (the Nixon likeness is truly scary) so we can keep asking: Tricky Mitt, what are you hiding? 
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The traditional image of 'welfare' pales in comparison to corporate welfare and millionaire welfare. Whereas over 90% of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families goes to the elderly, the disabled, or working households, most of the annual $1.3 trillion in "tax expenditures" (tax subsidies from special deductions, exemptions, exclusions, credits, and loopholes) goes to the top quintile of taxpayers. One estimate is $250 billion a year just to the richest 1%. 

READ MORE; http://www.nationofchange.org/five-reasons-super-rich-need-government-more-rest-us-1342445298

Sunday, July 15, 2012



If you are OWNER, PRESIDENT, and CEO of a company (BAIN) then chances are your are INVOLVED in that company. Mitt seems to think that like the magic underwear he wears that all he has to do is say "I wasn't involved' and that will magically make it true. I can only imagine how something like this would play out if Mitt were president. Being out of touch with reality doesn't play out too well in the real world. This is not the guy you want to give the red phone to.

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Is Mitt made in America?

What happened to the toaster I remember my grandma using and then passing it on to my mom? It seemed to last forever. Why? Because it was "made in America".  I should have taken that toaster when my mom offered instead of buying a brand new shiny new one, and then 1 year later, another, and then another. I called them "disposable" toasters. Why? Because they were made in China! The same goes for the garden hoses, the silver ware, the kids toys, my clothes. They all look nice on the outside but are just junk on the inside! Why is stuff made in China cheap?  Because it's not made to last long;most of the time just a little longer than the warranty. Think about it. How much of the stuff you bought 5 years ago that was made in China still around?


Romney creates jobs; in China!

Mitt Romney made his huge fortune partly by taking over companies, sending the good-paying American jobs to places like China -- or using the threat to do that to force wage and benefit cuts -- and keeping that money for himself and his business partners. A Washington Post story says that Romney's company not only took advantage of this technique, but actually helped pioneer the technique!
While Romney and those like him became enormously wealthy from this since-Reagan fire-sale of American factories, companies, industries and technologies, our economy suffered terribly. Working people's wages stagnated and people turned to credit cards and borrowing on their homes just to get by. Evenually the economy collapsed.
The Romneys and Wall Street 1%er types did very well from this destruction of our economy and our capacity to earn a living, as they have been doing since the collapse. China has also done very well by this. And they are all trying to keep things that way.

Is the US is made in China?

This might be a WTF moment for the country, over the practice of sending our jobs, factories, industries and economy to China for the super-enrichment of a few. What next, aPresident made in China?

read more; http://www.nationofchange.org/wtf-moment-us-olympic-team-uniforms-made-china-1342359663

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Complete secrecy about who’s contributing how much to whom — courtesy of a loophole in the tax laws that allows so-called non-profit “social welfare” organizations to accept the unlimited contributions for hard-hitting political ads.
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Photo By: Tracy Knauss
Put them all together and our democracy is being sold down the drain.



Security Exchange Commission (SEC) documents showed that Romney remained CEO of Bain Capital until 2002 and thus may have been at least partially responsible for the company’s activities — including major layoffs and investments in companies that shipped jobs overseas — between 1999 and 2002.



"America Beyond Capitalism" has yet to be widely confronted—nor its conclusion, that an "evolutionary reconstruction" of the system is not only necessary but well within the range of long run possibility.



 Everywhere we look, young people are under siege. Twenty percent of young people live in poverty and over 42 percent live in low-income homes. Young people now find themselves in debt, jobless, incarcerated or unemployed. Stories about young people being denied the right to vote, being abused in juvenile detention centers, taking on jobs that pay the minimum wage or worse living at home with their parents while unemployed and facing a bleak future rarely seem to arouse the concerns of the American public or its governing politicians. All the while, the ruling corporate and financial elite use their power to punish those marginalized by class, race and ethnicity - slashing social benefits, increasing tuition, refusing to abolish punitive bankruptcy laws, denigrating young people as lazy and refusing overall to invest in their future.


Are Americans being treated as Fools?

Hey! No fair! Your not allowed to ask Romney about anything he doesn't want to talk about. After all, he is exceptional and doesn't need to account for his actions. You just need to trust him. He's just a successful business man which should not be criticized or questioned.  He must really think Americans are a bunch of fools to just take him at his word, especially since his history is chock full of sleazy, back room deals and schemes to avoid paying taxes and the like. 

Show us your tax returns Mitt! Explain how being the owner, CEO, and president of a vulture capitalist organization does not involve you in the business? 

Don't play Americans as fools Mitt. 


It's all about football and money, not education

At a time when the middle class is no longer able to tap into home equity to send the kid to college all these institutions of higher learning can do is jack up tuition and blow millions on clowns that play and coach football. Another great example of how our priorities are misguided and fool hardy. A degree in football and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee. That's all.


Friday, July 13, 2012

One Crazy Fact You Must Know When You Hear That The Poor

One Crazy Fact You Must Know When You Hear That The Poor

Great American companies don't outsource American jobs overseas

“All this talk about Olympic uniforms made in China is nonsense,” said USOC Communications Director Patrick Sandusky. “Polo-Ralph Lauren is an American company that supports American athletes.”
The uniforms include red and navy ties, double-breasted blazers, and cuffed cream-colored trousers. The total cost of each uniform ranges from $1,500 to $1,900, but athletes do not pay for the clothing themselves.
“These are great uniforms that represent our team well, our American team. This is a company that employs thousands of people in the U.S., supporting their brand and supporting our team,” Sandusky said.
NOTE: Nonsense? Is it nonsense to be upset that with millions of Americans out of work that uniforms worn by Americans to represent America are being made in China by a company that claims to be a great American company? That's not nonsense. It's disgusting and arrogant and people like Sandusky should pick up a dictionary and look up the definition of patriotism. 

A slap on the wrist

Racism is alive and well in the US. For those non-believers out there, here's a prime example of how racism flourishes; not only on the streets but in our institutions. What's worse is that the consequences are a slap on the wrist. 


The Rise and Fall of the US Empire

They say history repeats itself and by the looks of it they are right. One only needs to read a little history about the fall of the Roman Empire to see the distinct similarities of how a "super" society goes about destroying itself. Not from outside forces, but from within it's own ranks.

During the Roman heydays, blood lust sports were craved and worshiped, not much different that the Penn State saga where the worship of Joe Pa and the money making football team superseded the welfare of  their own children by looking the other way as they were being raped by one of their icons.

The Romans made almost everyday a holiday so that they had a reason to party and self indulge, not much different than our own calendar where the slightest event turns into a party from watching the sun cross paths with Venus to hot dog gorging contests. Back then there were vomitoriums for the over eaters, while today we staple stomachs, but in both instances still look for ways to get around doing anything about "super sizing" our meals.

The Romans thought themselves to be exceptional, no different than we like to boast about our "exceptionalism" as if there is something superior about the way we conduct ourselves compared to other humans. What is superior about being #1 in military might by having a nuclear arsenal that could destroy our planet 1,000 times over? What is so superior about creating an environment that is polluted we can't go outside for fear of not being able to breath? What is so superior about 1% of the population hoarding so much wealth that it equals that of the other 99% combined?  If you spend some time thinking this through you might discover how absurd it is to believe that the ability to "destroy" is what makes a society great.

How can we know that? Just ask the Romans.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

If corporations are people why are they not in jail?


$700 jackets made in china?

"Today there are 600,000 vacant manufacturing jobs in this country and the Olympic committee is outsourcing the manufacturing of uniforms to China? That is not just outrageous, it's just plain dumb. It is self-defeating."


We are getting better at

Company executives are paid to maximize profits, not to behave ethically. Evidence suggests that they behave as corruptly as they can, within whatever constraints are imposed by law and reputation… the furious rush of corporate cash into the political process — which differs from bribery in that companies pay politicians to change laws rather than bureaucrats to ignore them — is unlikely to foment ethical behavior.
In this way, money’s corruption of politics makes fraud and corruption easier and more likely for corporations. Need another example? Take the reverential treatment availed to Jamie Dimon by the Senate Banking Committee, even after his JP Morgan lost $6 billion.
No wonder Americans don’t trust banks (or politicians):

All about protecting their own

“The most saddening finding by the Special Investigative Counsel is the total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims…


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cheney takes government healthcare

Dick Cheney of all people should be touting government healthcare after having his life extended by receiving a new heart compliments of government healthcare. Where's the gratitude Dick?


Is there something wrong with this picture?

Is this really sound economics? 1,000 billionaires and;

Astoundingly, the wealthiest nation in the world has 16,400,000 children living in poverty.


Words for the wealthy and politicians who serve them to live by

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

1                    LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?  Who may live on your holy hill?

2                    He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart

3                    and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,

4                    who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts,

5                    who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.  He who does these things will never be shaken.