Working Class Activists hit with $100,000 Bail

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Two activists were hit with a bail of $100,000 for misdemeanor charges of blockading Massey Energy headquarters, as protesters march outside today’s shareholder meeting. Let's see. Multimillionaire and Massey CEO Don Blakenship goes home to his mansion every night ever since 29 people died in his mine which was repeatedly cited for safety violations, arguably making him guilty of manslaughter - although no charges were ever filed against him - but people who peacefully protest what he and his company did that led to these people's death? Those working-class protesters have to post a bail of $100,000 to get out of jail.

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That's a pretty hefty toll charge for walking on a public sidewalk.

Manslaughter fine if you have politicians in your pocket....walking a no no if you carry a sign protesting manslaughter.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease".

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How much did "fast track" cost the corporate elite?

It cost corporations less than $18,000 bucks per vote to get “fast track” passed in the United States Senate.

According to a recent analysis by The Guardian Newspaper, corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP donated more than $1.1 million dollars to Senate campaigns in the first quarter of 2015. The average Democrat received about $9,700 dollars and the average Republican raked in almost $20,000.

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