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Posted by livefreest in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun May 31st 2009, 11:33 PM
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Posted by livefreest in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat May 30th 2009, 02:38 AM
i want Sestak to ru and beat Spector(yes, spectOr!). it seems those big heads in washington have made promises and think we should all march to the beat. has Spector proven he's a democrat yet? i think now or never is the time to show our beloved leadership, including President Obama, we are the Democratic Party, not the Republican-march-to-the-beat party.
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Posted by livefreest in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat May 30th 2009, 02:25 AM
will always be free to roam our television screens spreading their lies. and an easily frighten-able American people will believe them. there is a simple logic:"If the dick is lying then why isn't this democratic congress prosecuting him?" i bet that's what many are wandering in the middle of Arkansas, Idaho, wyoming, Tennessee, and such
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Posted by livefreest in Latest Breaking News
Sat May 30th 2009, 01:21 AM
friends of the Bush family, many of those in money laundering must be friends with and sponsoring crime must have friends in the power structure. especially the republicans since they've had so much power in the last 30 years as international finance grew so much
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Posted by livefreest in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu May 28th 2009, 01:57 AM
The Progressive. I find it extremely insightful, and Nichols, it seems he had some foresight of the problems progressives would run into as they try to get their voices heard. very interesting articles.
How to Push Obama by John Nichols read it! read it! read it!

here's just a small excerpt:

What Internet activists such as OpenLeft.com's Matt Stoller and Firedoglake.com's Jane Hamsher did during the FISA fight was roughly equivalent to what Obama told Dr. Young to do back in 2005: "Pick up the phone and call me." They were undermined by a rally-round-the-candidate mentality that protected Obama during the campaign season.(we've been seeing this behavior right here on DU) Yet netroots activists made themselves heard and earned a response from candidate Obama. And they can do much more with respect to President Obama. As Hamsher notes, "We can get the public engaged."

And so they must, especially with that portion of the public that took seriously the candidate's promise of "change we can believe in." But to do this effectively, activists cannot wait for Obama to define the playing field. They must assume that he knows what they know. And this requires a radically different approach than the left took to Southern centrist Democratic Presidents such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

The way to influence Obama and his Administration is to speak not so much to him as to America. Get out ahead of the new President, and of his spin-drive communications team. Highlight the right appointees and the right responses to deal with the challenges that matter most. Don't just critique, but rather propose. Advance big ideas and organize on their behalf; identify allies in federal agencies, especially in Congress, and work with them to dial up the pressure for progress. Don't expect Obama or his aides to do the left thing. Indeed, take a lesson from rightwing pressure groups in their dealings with Republican administrations and recognize that it is always better to build the bandwagon than to jump on board one that is crafted with the tools of compromise.
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Posted by livefreest in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed May 27th 2009, 09:14 PM
that supports that a CEO of an insurance company should make 9 times or 25 times more than a successful surgeon?

On one hand we have a surgeon whose income increases as she/he saves lives, on the other hand we have a CEO of an insurance company who makes more and more the fewer lives she/he saves. In addition the CEO is winning this earnings battle. is this the most illogical thing in our society?
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Posted by livefreest in Editorials & Other Articles
Wed May 27th 2009, 09:03 PM
until maybe a few years ago i thought this income gap was not something to worry about. however i realized that even if one compares a CEO's salary to ....let's say a successful cardiac surgeon earning a handsome income in the range of 500k to 1 million the gap is still humongous. What in the world does a CEO do in order to earn 50 times what a practicing surgeon would make?
This really convinced me that CEO salaries are really out of control. It's not income but rather theft that the CEO's and their board-rooms friends have been perpetrating. simple, common THEFT
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Posted by livefreest in Editorials & Other Articles
Wed May 27th 2009, 07:55 PM
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