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He's a trouble maker, a shit stirrer, a hell raiser. He knows he's full of shit. Don't worry these types deep down have low self esteem.
republicans at their core are deeply un-American, should be a bumper sticker.
It seems. Have you seen the new ad playing on msnbnc where a black man is told he is not needed in the office and he can do everything at the golf course. That's a metaphor for President Obama, the economy stinks because the 'white and right' party has hijacked it, wall street sits on their money and won't create jobs, but they blame Obama. Nice trick, but we caught you as Al Sharpton says on his show. As for the obnoxious, infection the MIC, that is also 'white makes right', and like wall street pulls our leaders strings, very sad to say. A tough guy like Jesse Ventura might be able to dismantle the 900 bases, someone has to.
I personally hope we can move the country to the left. I think we already have, but we need legislation to fix our main demands.
9 Concrete Demands for OWS
For all David Cameron and Angela Merkel's gooey talk, it was clear they had failed to change the other's mind on anything
Britain has been rude about Germany more or less constantly since 1945. But, by and large, the discourteousness has not been reciprocated. Sure, they were sniffy about our food and our football skills from time to time. Mostly, though, the Germans tried to be our friends. This week, in the run-up to the working lunch between David Cameron and Angela Merkel, the tide looked to be turning.
Volker Kauder started it. The head of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union grouping in parliament gave a speech on Tuesday saying that "all of a sudden, Europe is speaking German", guaranteeing himself a place on the Daily Mail's front page.
Friday's Bild continued the wind-up, proclaiming in bold font that "Europa spricht Deutsch, Herr Cameron!"
Then foreign minister Wolfgang Schäuble suggested the pound might not be long for this world. One day all of Europe will use the same currency, he mused, "and that might happen quicker than some people on the island think".
LONDON — The euro zone was unraveling, just as he had long predicted, yet Bernard Connolly, Europe’s most persistent prophet of doom, still faced a skeptical audience.
“The current policy of lending plus austerity will lead to social unrest,” Mr. Connolly told investors and policy makers at a conference held this spring in Los Angeles by the Milken Institute, arguing the case that Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain could not simply cut their way to recovery.
“And one should not forget that of the four countries we are talking about, all have had civil wars, fascist dictatorships and revolutions. That is history,” he concluded, his voice rising above the chortles and gasps coming from the audience and the Europeans on his panel. “And that is the future if this malignant lunacy of monetary union is pursued and crushes these countries into the ground.”
Read the rest http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/business...
We will win in winter!
Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald, a former constitutional rights attorney, said the media’s reaction to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement highlighted how mainstream media journalists had become part of the elite class.
“If you look at, say, a host on MSNBC, what you’re actually seeing is a very high ranking employee of what was General Electric and now is Comcast, who makes many millions of dollars a year and has a make-up artist sitting in front of their face for an hour applying all sorts of make-up and another person working on their hair.”
He said that journalists had traditionally been people outside of power who acted as watchdogs to aid the powerless, but that mainstream journalists now identified with the powerful.
More http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/09/glen... /
China is not communist anymore, china is fascist now. The upper class, the 1%, the elites feel the competition and seem to secretly admire china's fascism. We must remind them we the 99% will not accept rule by an upper class. I want the monarchies in Europe to fall as much as the thug dictators in the Middle East, as much as the Fascism in China. And of course here we have our Eric Cantors, Paul Ryans, and Mitch McConnells, Faux, Teabaggers, and many other extremist nutballs, all terribly misguided and we must turn it ALL around. OWS at its core is about Democracy, enhanced democracy or at the very least the hybrid of socialism/capitalism we've had for a very long time. China must not pressure us to change, it must change.
Ferguson outlines bold measures to stop the tsunami of money that threatens our democracy, starting with a Constitutional Amendment.
Now about remedies. First, let’s face it. We might as well be back in the Gilded Age. The Supreme Court appears determined to sweep away just about any impediments to big money’s sway in politics. I thus conclude that Dylan Ratigan and others who are campaigning to amend the Constitution to make it clear that the government has the power to regulate money in elections are right. I would not open Pandora’s Box by calling a constitutional convention; I would just try to move such an amendment through the normal process of passage by Congress and ratification by states. I would also be very careful about language. Potential threats to free speech are not fantasies; careless language could encourage tyranny. Any such amendment, I think, needs to make it clear that corporations are not to be regarded as natural persons and are not entitled to protections as though they were. But that’s not enough: we cannot have our political system dominated by a handful of super rich individuals.
Such an amendment also needs to write into stone the option of true public financing of elections. The central contention of my “investment” approach to party competition is that classical theories of democracy greatly underestimate the costs voters face in trying to control the state. Those costs are real; somebody has to pay them. Thus, in the real world, either we all pay a little or the 1% pay the whole bill and control the system.
The idea of a constitutional amendment daunts many people, because they usually take a long time to pass. But the Seventeenth Amendment providing for direct election of U.S. Senators passed remarkably quickly once Americans realized that the old Senate was then the seat of a “Millionaires Club.” I think we are approaching a time when something like that could happen again.
Much more at Alternet http://www.alternet.org/story/152960/thoma... /
Now influential Tea Party leaders are throwing caution to the wind and openly lobbying business owners to stop hiring in order to hurt Obama politically. This week, Right Wing Watch picked up on a message Tea Party Nation sent to their members from conservative activist Melissa Brookstone.
In a rambling letter titled “Call For A Strike of American Small Businesses Against The Movement for Global Socialism,” Brookstone urges businesses “not hire a single person” to protest “this new dictator”:
Read more here: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/10/... /
It seems class warfare is very real indeed. Sad what this country has come to. OWS has to integrate job creation into our future America.
They are playing a bait and switch on their news headlines. Huffpost seems to do this too. The second headline is much more center/right than the one used to draw in Progressives.
In an interview on BBC yesterday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) adviser Robert Shapiro said something quite alarming: without a plan to save the Euro, the global economy will collapse “in two to three weeks.”
Speaking about European leaders, Shapiro said: “If they can not address
“We are not just talking about a relatively small Belgian bank, we are talking about the largest banks in the world, the largest banks in Germany, the largest banks in France, that will spread to the United Kingdom, it will spread everywhere because the global financial system is so interconnected. All those banks are counterparties to every significant bank in the United States, and in Britain, and in Japan, and around the world.
Read more http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/07/imf-...
By Robert Scheer
How can anyone possessed of the faintest sense of social justice not thrill to the Occupy Wall Street movement now spreading throughout the country? One need not be religiously doctrinaire to recognize this as a “come to Jesus moment” when the money-changers stand exposed and the victims of their avarice are at long last offered succor.
Not that any of the protesters have gone so far as to overturn the tables of stockbrokers or whip them with cords in imitation of the cleansing of the temple, but the rhetoric of accountability is compelling. “I think a good deal of the bankers should be in jail,” one protester told New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin. That prospect has evidently aroused concern in an industry that has largely managed to escape judicial opprobrium.
SAN JOSE, California — President Barack Obama will fulfill his vow to sell his jobs plan in the four corners of America Monday, after warning a Republican win in 2012 elections could "cripple" the country.
Obama was to appear in a town-hall style meeting sponsored by executive social network LinkedIn in San Jose, before tapping donors in Democratic strongholds in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Faced with a recalcitrant Congress and Republicans who accuse him of waging class warfare over his call to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires, Obama told supporters Sunday to brace for a "tough" reelection campaign.
"This is going to be especially hard because a lot of people are discouraged and a lot of people are disillusioned," Obama said at a fundraising event in Seattle, Washington.
"I'm determined because there's too much at stake.
"The alternative I think is an approach to government that would fundamentally cripple America in meeting the challenges of the 21st century."
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Seems to exist only to service the needs of the oligarchy, the 'upper class', repugs, and business elite. What a system we have, like DePeche Mode song, Master and Servant. We can do better.
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What the hell - let's have a post for North Carolina!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, DU 2!
Any fellow Texans still here?
Getting kinda lonely in these here parts.....
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