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Rolling out the red carpet for "job creators"

In the second hour of Thom Hartmann's Thursday radio program, Jim declared an ill defined, middle of the road economic philosophy, suggesting that the 1% (job creators) didn't have sufficient market "certainty" to operate with inpunity. But he, ironically, acknowledged that the middle class needed jobs to bolster essential and discretionary demand. He didn't, however, say gainful, living wage employment with benefits, nor did Thom retort.

legal kidnapping???

If the right to hold prisoners and administer punishment is a collective right of the state can it be transferred to a person?
I believe that right is held only by the state and cannot be given to any one person.
So corrections corporation of america is a person by supreme court action and is by all intent a privately run kidnap ring...
If the right is transferrable then uncle bruno could house prisoners in the basement as long as he had standards....
I bet he would charge less as well... Just sayin

Obama and Sarkozy pressure Papandreou into sticking it to his people by denying his People the right to vote.

Obama and Sarkozy (two of the Capitalist class's biggest thugs) pressured Papandreou into sticking it to his people by denying the Greek people the right to vote so that profits to the financial elite would be maximized.

Why are we waiting for Obama to fund Jobs with the Job Act, when his Office snuck Trillions out to Wall Street w/o Congress Approval?


it is stunning to me that Obama thinks he has the luxury of time to secure People a job - and ergo the roof over their head and the food on their table- by politicizing the Jobs Act.

Even Stephanie Miller touts the Presidence "success" in manipulating American's jobless plight over the past several months into a bump in his approval polls!?!?

Michigan Republicans pass “License-to-Bully Bill”, a “Blueprint for bullying”

In one of the sickest and most vile acts of irony yet seen in Michigan under the current Republican regime, Michigan Republicans yesterday passed a bill that lays out specific pathways for legalized bullying in our schools. It is effectively a “Blueprint for Bullying”. The bill passed 26-11 along party lines. It now goes to the House of Representatives.

Bumper Sticker

You can make your own. Type on next to max size font and print. Cut out, tape together and cover with clear plastic contact. Inform America.

1%: “Don’t blame us because afterall it’s legal!”

Bloomberg has said it, GE has said it, etc.

But it was money like theirs that made it legal.

A Key to the Organization and Classification of Important Financial Crime

A Key to the Organization and Classifcation of Important Financial Crime by leighmf, on the need for getting a basic grip

FBI here's for your id
a key to bankkrupps on a grid.
To calculate origination-
takes no skill, nor 'magination,
just subtraction and addition
fill the crannies of perdition.
When you see a replication,
another bank goes on vacation.

GE's Fukashima Nuclear Disaster takes turn for the Worst.

google "nhk"

Greece and the Capitalist Class.

Once again,...the following excerpt was taken from David Harvey’s book the “The Enigma of Capital” page 218, published by Oxford University Press:

The Corruption and Political pandering of ObamaCare coming to light.

Democratic party politics before the people, just like with O'lieberman's current Jobs Acts. Just fund job growth with money from the fed using secret loans if you have to.

The Lucifer effect Of police at OWS events

Forty years ago, a famous experiment was conducted at Stanford. 24 students went from normal to nuts after only 6 days while being paid to pretend to be either a prisoner or a guard. A must read set of "slides" tells what happened(s) when good people fall into an evil situation is found at Philip Zimbardo was the famed expert witness that paralleled the events of his study to what happened at Abu Grahib. Compare these results to the OWS demonstrators in NY and Oakland at the hands of police turned maniacs.

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"Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People."

Thom Hartmann Here with an excerpt from my book “Unequal Protection: How corporations became “people” - and how you can fight back.”