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My Interview with Ellen Brown.

I encourage all of you to check out my interview with Ellen Brown. Ellen is by far one of the smartest people out there.

Behind the Seamy Underbelly of ObamaCare – Exploit Labor?

“Moa completely reogranised the delivery of health care in the 1960s, for example, by sending an army of ‘barefoot doctors’ out into the hitherto neglected and impoverished rural regions to teach elementary preventive medicine, public health measures and pre-natal care. The dramatic reductions in infant mortality and increases in life expectancy that resulted just happened to produce the labour surpluses that fuelled China

Republicans - like Lenin's description of social institutionalists

“Institutionalists signal their adherence to a theory of social change that privileges command over and reform of institutional and administrative arrangements as fundamental. Capture and smash state power is the revolutionary Leninst version.”

The Perfect Business Model

April 19

A Capital Idea Part 65: The Perfect Business Model

John Boehner's Going Gault, compliments of Paul Ryan

John Boehner and Paul Ryan are going Galt on the United States of America. Yes, John Galt, the fictitious character in Ian Rand's Atlas shrugged. John Boehner and Paul Ryan along with the tea party under the watchful eye of veteran GOP candidates are waging a war against the American people. They have hamstrung government. Just like John Galt would have in the book. Going Galt is a form of political protest against taxes and is somewhat of a slowdown or strike where normally productive citizens or businesses become nonproductive.

Benton Harbor Michigan is just the beginning....

I am so bothered by Rachel Maddow’s story Monday night on Benton Harbor in SW Michigan.Governor EMPEROR Schneider has take over complete control of local government of small low income predominantly black community to allow development of beachfront golf resort in which he has interest. (See at www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-420LU_Of0 )

Changing of the Spirit of America

Changing of the Spirit of America Has anyone noticed since the Tea Party has come into prominence we are no longer asking how can we help our fellow man? The objective seems to be how do I get my share of the good life, how do I get into the top 1 percent. Again has anyone else noticed this? Has society embraced Social Darwinism, if you are a failure it is your fault? Failure being defined in purely monetary terms, if you have failed, you are not worthy and should be kicked to the side of the road. Has anyone else noticed this?

Donald Trump

"Born Donald John Trump, on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York, the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump."

http://www.biography.com/articles/Donald-Trump-9511238

Just maybe The Donald is not a South African.

Ayn Rand: 'The Other, Of Course, Involves Orcs'

[original post] Every time I see this I laugh. Perhaps most because I was, after all, 14 once.

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

The aftermath of Reaganomics

Conservatives think the average citizen is not smart or engaged in what's happening around them. On the contrary, we are becoming very aware of how they've been pulling the wool over our heads. We are recalling times and events in history past that proves there maniacal agendas, that have brought us to all the news headlines we read and hear nearly every other day now. To prove my point, here's what a local person wrote in our hometown news paper (The Commercial Appeal) regarding air traffic controllers...you can guess where this will lead back to...

Consumers are the Real job creators

You need a well paid labor force to have consumers who can afford to buy. Without that, the so called entrepreurial job creators have no
reason to hire anyone.

Our economy crashed, not because the rich didn't have enough money to provide jobs, but because consumers could no
longer keep buying. The rich have sucked them dry.

In my studies of economic geography I noticed that the venture capital always seemed to be most available in the areas

that were Unionised.

Hippie TV News Video, with Joe McEvoy (Winston Smith)

WWH- Worldwide Hippies brings you news and commentary, to inform you and move you to action. Worldwide Hippies News and Stuff is a weekly video, produced by WWH.

Businessman? Trump?

Businessman? Trump?

I hate to burst your bubble but Donald Trump, number 153 of the Forbes 400 richest Americans* did not earn his wealth. He acquired it the old-fashioned way: he was born rich.

Donald Trump inherited his wealth from his father, Fred, same as the Koch brothers. But unlike Fed Koch (the war-profiteer and John Birch society founder), Fred Trump was a real-estate tycoon.

How do you spell hypocrite?

Here in Orange County, CA our great watchdogs Move On.org, 100 strong staged a protest outside a Bank of America branch on Monday. They were protesting BofA paying no income tax, forgetting along the way that the bank LOST over 2 billion dollars last year! Now I'm not a CPA but even I know that before Jimmy Carter, should a corporation lose money during the fiscal year they would be subject to NO income tax. Not to mention BofA paid over 2 billion in payroll taxes, SS contributions, etc...

Question – Why should the rich pay more?

What is the rational for the democratic/progressive belief that the rich should pay more with respect to taxes? I think they should because they owe the most to the country because they are successful but I’m having a hard time articulating this to my conservative friends. Can anyone elaborate for me

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Corporations outspend taxpayers in Congress...

You may be surprised to learn that we spend about $2 billion dollars a year on our dysfunctional Congress. However, it's even more surprising to learn that corporate lobbyists spend even more to buy off our federal lawmakers.