Daily Topics - Tuesday May 1st, 2012

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 1st, 2012

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Today is May Day and we are covering actions & events coast to coast from Seattle to New York with guests from Labor, Occupy Wall Street and more, including: Leo Gerard-United Steelworkers, Saru Jayaraman-ROCUnited, Mark Taylor Canfield-Occupy Seattle, Ben Zucker-Occupy Wall Street, Axel Caballero-Cuéntame and our very special guest, Jackson Browne-"Occupy This Album" music for Occupy

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sound n light 3 years 3 weeks ago
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A contract bewteen parties is only valid when both sides agree, when other parties are excluded from this decision and those other parties are the real owners of the property which the contract is based to use, then the contract can not be valid and is actually illegal.

Well did you ever sign a contract stating that you agree to living in a world which is polluted by companies destroying the Air which they can not own, destroying the Water which they can not hold and the land on the top crust being filled wtih poison and waste with no reguard to the real owners of Earth, the living things which dwell on it, in it and above it? I did not and I was never asked if I thought it was o.k. to pollute our world like I never even mattered since I did not have a claim to land which was originally stolen from the Native American Indians in the first place at least in America.

We the living, each own one share in Earthstock, it is non transferable, and it allows each one of us and every animal, every river to have a voice which must be respected and valued as it is our only planet and we can not leave it, yet. All companies which in the past, present and future which pollute the Earth are operating illegally and need to changed to non polluting by some one other then a bought off government from its money feed bag lobbyests.

How much did "fast track" cost the corporate elite?

It cost corporations less than $18,000 bucks per vote to get “fast track” passed in the United States Senate.

According to a recent analysis by The Guardian Newspaper, corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP donated more than $1.1 million dollars to Senate campaigns in the first quarter of 2015. The average Democrat received about $9,700 dollars and the average Republican raked in almost $20,000.

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