Wikipedia states that the total household net worth of Americans in 2009 was $56.2 trillion dollars. Wikipedia also states that the national debt is $9.133 trillion dollars. 20% of Americans own 85% of the aformentioned wealth, again from Wikipedia.
I was listening to Thom's show here in Los Angeles on AM 1150 Ktalk. He described how we could remove corporate personhood without a constitutional amendment and listed some other great ideas concerning a listeners questions about getting public funded electios, etc. Are these topics listed by Thom anywhere I could read them? I was driving at the time and coulnt write it down. I have tried searching the website to no avail Can anyone help me?
The one thing I love most about Oregon is our corporate media and how it demonizes everyone. Like our local Clear Channel/Disney station poking Stevie Wonder right in his useless eye with their new ad to theoretically raise money for glasses and hearing aides for kids who are "useless cripples" But these fund raisers are mostly about making 'US' look good.
an open letter to President Barack Obama from his Primary Challenger, Aldous C. Tyler
John Kerry made $3 million in stock market with information obtained while working on Govt Committee.
Kerry made 3 Million dollars in the stock market with information he recieved while working on one committee.
If you are a science nerd you may find this post interesting but, with apologies to Thom for my selfish use of his site, you should know that the reason I am posting this is only to establish a historical record for the following thesis. I am prepared to have it attacked or even discredited but I don't want it to be stolen out from under me.
Here's another example of what the Occupy movement is about, and what they, I mean we are up against.
If OWS occupations are assembled as "constant reminders" then the conceptual "staging" of those reminders should not be restricted to any particular venue/circumstance (only reminded when in passing by a particular park) - I am surprised that the modern Hooverville is not more mobile. I also think that there are different kinds of "demonstrations of displeasure"; some intended to be both non-violent and "illegal" (sit ins) while others might be solemn shows of force (mass meetings) or general assemblies (congresses).