When the Supreme Court decided that “corporations are people” my immediate reaction was that this was complete nonsense. How could a corporation be a people? A corporation is after all an abstract entity, not a person. But then I started to realize that there are some things that corporations do that are distinctly human and I changed my mind, sort of.
Can this statement possibly be true? In order to answer this question, Americans must first understand what is the source of the money that funds the government and where it goes. Contrary to the sound bites issued by the two mainstream political parties, the reality of how the system actually works will not only open your eyes, but hopefully stimulate the American people to demand that the thievery underway come to an end.
PETITION: EPA poised to approve staggeringly large Pebble Mine, nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon, larger than Manhattan, with waste that would fill a football stadium up to 3,900 times.
And the people behind the project are stone cold crooks without a shadow of doubt.
This from protect our national parks:
BULLSHIT NPR!: To push down the price of oil you can either let Wall St trade off expectations of an increase in domestic production (supply), or nationalize the energy markets, have government set the price, and skip the environmental devastation involve
Nationalized energy markets will go a long way to lessen the amount of negative externalities – that have real cash value - the People are stuck with under having to undertake measures domestically that will convince Wall St traders to lower their trading price expectations.
here are some facts about republicans
The nation’s economic “recovery” isn’t anywhere as good as the Washington/Corporate Media nexus would have you believe. What’s worse is that Bush relied on consumer spending to carry the economy. Also when you’re thinking of the above statistic consider the US’s incarceration rate and the number of those Americans on probation.
Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department still refuses to recognize the fact that there is such a thing as organized stalking, also called gang stalking, group stalking, and multi-stalking.
Freedom Of Infrormation Act documents prove that DOJ deliberately lied about the number of stalking victims reporting multiple stalkers during a 12-month survey titled: "Stalking Victimization in the United States" (Pub # NCJ 224527)
Dear U.S. Government:
As the world's most prolific telephone and internet snooper on your own citizens and the rest of the world as if everyone is your enemy, you already have the information you need to eliminate ISIL in 3 or 4 days. But you won't.
How interesting that another out of control Dr. Frankenstein experiment which began with 2 insane senators and a bandar in the bush should now require assistance from others. And of course you snoop on those others, too.
It seems that we're increasing, as Americans, attempting to embrace the past rather than the future or even the present. There was a time when we looked to the future in both our home lives (The Jetsons, Star Trek) and in our public lives (NASA, sound barriers, moon landings, etc). Nostalgia television is more popular than when most of these shows aired originally. Now, it seems we're lost.
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Convention to Establish and Implement a World Peace Plan.
Text of petition:
I know someone who bought a new car 8 years ago and paid cash for it. Back then, after he and the salesperson came to an agreement for the price to be paid, he was taken into the "finance office"** where he wrote a check for the purchase price and had him sign a bunch of forms. One form, the very last one, was a finance agreement. He thought it was rather odd that if he paid cash for the car, why a finance agreement?
So about 6 years later, he started to wonder why his DMV Certificate of Title still had a lienholder listed. He should have noticed it and questioned it then but not many people do, I suppose. You've got the car and are not being hounded for payments so who is paying attention to a little thing like that? He took the Certificate to the DMV and got a new certificate that had no lienholders listed. He had never made any payments to the finance company...he paid cash after all. So, it was chalked up as some kind of snafu and didn't think much of it until he recently bought another new car...again with cash. Again, they had him sign a bunch of papers and the last one they had him sign was the finance agreement. This time he balked at having to sign it...why, when he was paying cash, should he sign a finance agreement? They said..."well you won't get the car without signing the agreement." So, thinking back that he didn't really have any finance company chasing him for payments, even though he paid cash the last time, that he'd go ahead and sign it again. This time instead of a normal check he gave them a cashiers check for the total amount of the price of the car plus all of the fees and taxes and drove the car away.
It has been several months and he still has not yet received the DMV Certificate of Title or tags and is anxiously awaiting to see if they will have a lienholder listed on the Certificate like last time. If they do, he will immediately take it to DMV to get it corrected and ask why this has happened.
He had done some checking on the internet and found that some new car dealers have been using the customers good credit to borrow money under their name but making payments to the credit company themselves so the buyer never receives a bill from the credit company. Some dealers have been caught when they missed making payments on time and collection agencies started hounding the buyers for the payments.
I think the reason why they save the finance agreement till the very last to sign is so that you get the feeling like you've already committed to buying the car through all of the other forms you signed and that you would have a legal fight if you refused to sign the finance agreement.
I think having to sign a finance agreement, if you are paying by cash, should be illegal on the part of the car dealer.
**The finance office is also where they try to hit you up for purchasing way more warranty and insurance that you will probably never need....especially if you already have a 10 year warranty on the drive train (hint, hint...without naming the car manufacturer). But there are so many electronics in the car that could easily fail that maybe extra insurance isn't a bad idea. My friend said that some of the things that have already ticked him off about the car is the GPS system sometimes won't start when you try to select the agreement that displays on the screen. Another time he took the car to a car wash and the electronic door locks wouldn't work right...it eventually worked after whatever got wet dried out. Intermittent problems like that can be a real son-of-a-gun to get fixed.
I think another reason for the finance agreement was so that it would be easier for the dealer to snoop into your credit report...but then...I don't think it is too hard for many people to snoop into someone's credit history anyway nowadays. Everyone, including dealers are selling your personal credit information to anyone who would pay for them which is part of the reason why one gets so many pesky phone calls and email and snail mail and people knocking on the door trying to scam you out of your money.
NEW BOOK: “Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class” by Christopher Newfield
$0.25 to $0.30 of every Student Loan dollar goes to the banking system and not the School.
The 10 leading states for Homicide Rate per 100,000 Females:
Alaska tops the list
Note: These are all red states..but Nevada is more of a purple state.
Quote Violence Policy Center:In 2012, for single female victim/single male offender homicides where the age of the victim was reported (1,659 homicides), seven percent of the victims were younger than 18 years old (112 victims) and 11 percent were 65 years of age or older (179 victims). The average age of female homicide victims was 40 years old. Homicides in which race was identified (1,688 victims) included: 18 American Indian or Alaskan Native females; 63 Asian or Pacific Islander females; 468 black females; and 1,139 white females. Eighty-six percent (1,458 out of 1,688) of the homicides where the race of the female victim and male offender were known were intra-racial.
Overall, black females were murdered by males at a rate (2.46 per 100,000) nearly two and a half times higher than white females (1.00 per 100,000). American Indian and Alaskan Native females (0.98 per 100,000) were murdered by male offenders at nearly the same rate as white females, while Asian and Pacific Islander females were the least likely (0.74 per 100,000) females of any race to be murdered by a male offender. Unfortunately, Hispanic ethnicity could not be determined on a national level because of the inadequacy of data collection and reporting.