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Glenn Grennwald @ The Intercept

"The U.S. Government's Secret Plans to Spy for American Corporations" by Glenn Greenwald, The // Intercept

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/05/us-governments-plans-use-economic-espionage-benefit-american-corporations/

Oh my, who would have thought: “$1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan”

The special interests who crammed down a corporate constitution on the Afghan people knew it.

Kind of old news, but it is good to see the message is wheedling its way into the media.

Our military is a corporate acquisition and market opening arm of the 1%’s corporations. Or in Washington speak “a heroic force compromised of our countries best young men and women actively engaged in securing our great countries strategic interests”

http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afgh...

Like Obama as President, BP Found “Grossly Negligent” in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/birds/bp-found-grossly-negligent-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill

Obama is Environmental Anti-Christ: "Researchers find 7,300-sq-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in Canada"

Researchers find 7,300-sq-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in Canada

Bitumen in the tar sands being excavated to produce oil is the likely culprit of the mercury deposits

Sleazy Federal Gov quietly approved major tar sands transportation projects with unstudied environmental effects.

Our federal government is doing it quietly because they know they are acting in a manner contrary to the best interest of the American People. Something that is unpatriotic and against our Democracy.

Excerpt from Article:

But the U.S. has approved other cross-border tar sands transportation projects with little fanfare.

Radical Islam: Coming to a City or Town near You Soon

Welcome to the war America. What war you ask? Or did ask which war---Afghanistan or Iraq? Or was Syria or perhaps the invasion along our Southern border? It really doesn't matter. They are all wars and we're up to our knees in them although the Commander-in-Chief has no plan; no national strategy; nor does he have an agenda except, perhaps, drawing another "red line" in some imaginary stretch of sand in some Godforsaken country somewhere. An imaginary line to match his imaginary foreign policy.

SATAN'S PLANS

Satan, as we have been told, was banished from Heaven for disobeying God, but as I've been named the Devil's advocate, I'm going to tell you what really happened. Satan always had very strong differences of opinion with God. What irked Satan about God was God's narcissism. He had no friends, in fact, he was so conceited that He thought He was the only legitimate god, and always insisted his name be capitalized. He had no wife, not even a girl friend. He not only had no appreciation for art, He even forbade people to make statues of other gods.

Karen Koch of the Koch Sisters Project adords Thom Hartmann

Many of my ideas come from reading Thom Hartmanns books or listening to him. I love Rebooting the American Dream 11-ways to Re-Build our Country. See kochsisters.org or twitter, facebook, youtube... Thom is one of my heros and he motivates me to speak out like all of you are doing on this blog! Thanks for speaking up. Sincerely, Karen Koch

Another situation where a Conumser Union could use its collective influence.

Another situation where a nationalized Consumer Union could use its collective buying power to show solidarity with the striking fast food workers. Of course, this is all based on the premise of a theoretical non-existing Consumer Union, but if it did exist, this would be the kind of cause I envision the CU taking up for economic justice.

Why does the US need to get involved in the war in Syria?

It seems to me that they only real reason is to get involved for commercial reasons.

Climate Change likely to collapse Global Food Supply within next 10 years, billions of 99%’rs at risk.

http://news.yahoo.com/think-climate-change-problem-future-food-system-may-000721066.html

Dirty Fuel Whore in the White House: “Chevron makes it official with sale of Renewable-Energy Unit”

The money in Big Oil is saying renewables isn’t where the future is at.

Repeat after me: the 1% will maintain the status quo even if they have to order the government to effectively declare war on its own citizens with militarized police units.

Not my president.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-02/chevron-makes-it-official-with-sale-of-renewable-energy-unit.html?cmpid=yhoo

"MESSIAH" EXPLAINED

Curious isn't it?

When Barack Obama won his first term the Right Wing nut machine could have selected any number of adjectives or appellations to characterize him with. The could have called him something evocative of their hatred of working people, or something racially tinged, but they didn't. What they ultimately DID choose became, for me, a Freudian revelation into the right wing "mind", and into their own self-assessment of what they had done to America for the previous 8 years.

THINGS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO

THINGS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO:

You are not entitled to destroy my income to make your own higher.

You are not entitled to raid or co-opt my pension funds simply because you can.

You are not entitled to erode my medical coverage to increase your bottom line.

You are not entitled to tax amnesty because you envision yourself American royalty.

You are not allowed to feign patriotism, and then dismantle your nation for profit.

You are not entitled to the funds in my Social Security.

You are not entitled to my Medicare.

Don’t be a sucker buyer: “America is so over homeownership” the preferred bait of the Predator State.

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/31/america_is_so_over_homeownership_why_the_shift_to_a_renting_economy_might_actually_be_a_good_thing/

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Get. Money. Out.

Last week, the United States Senate actually considered a constitutional amendment on campaign finance. Last Monday, the Senate advanced Tom Udall's proposed amendment, which would allow Congress to regulate money in politics. Seventy-nine senators voted to allow debate on the measure.