Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shocking Facts on Israel & Palestine

Only In America: Who Does This Remind You Of? ''I Was Only Followin...

Only In America: Who Does This Remind You Of? ''I Was Only Followin...: Jesus H! some seriously bad buggers here. Check out some of the other links at source, bad sods right! Abuse in Dutch Catholic care: mor...


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If these women had be a part of the Tea Party, Fox News would be having a FUCKING COW but since they were your average middle class citizens fighting for what's right, I bet you that outside of some progressive TV and radio stations you won't hear shit about it.

Motivated In Ohio: FRONTLINE The Man Who Knew

Motivated In Ohio: FRONTLINE The Man Who Knew: Watch the full episode . See more FRONTLINE.

The New Standoff: Clean-Car Jobs Vs. Disaster Relief

The New Standoff: Clean-Car Jobs Vs. Disaster Relief: "The once-rare possibility of a federal government shutdown has reared its head again — this time over House Republicans' desire to offset spending for disaster relief with money for other, unrelated projects.

A clean car loan program has become a key battleground. The House spending bill would take $1.5 billion from the program for disaster relief. Democrats say that would be a huge mistake...."

Gay Soldier Asks Question at GOP Debate

You And I Have Not

Republicans Kick Their Obstruction Into Full Throttle In Order To Prevent Job Creation

Republicans Kick Their Obstruction Into Full Throttle In Order To Prevent Job Creation: "It is human nature to avoid accepting responsibility for making mistakes whether out of embarrassment or the need to blame another person to evade punishment or retribution. It is a sign of low moral character when adults blame someone else for their blunders, and children often engage in finger-pointing to avoid punishment. Rapists are well-known for blaming their victims to prevent juries from sending them to jail, and their lawyers often succeed in getting an acquittal because they portray the victim as a vindictive accuser. For the past ten years, Republicans have been raping America’s economy and avoided being accountable for their malfeasance; they have blamed President Obama, Democrats, and even Americans to deflect blame away from themselves...."

Top Things Mitt Romney Does And Doesn't Consider To Be People

An Open Letter from Occupy Wall Street to All Americans and Progressive Media

An Open Letter from Occupy Wall Street to All Americans and Progressive Media: "Please join us:

This is an open letter to all Americans, and particularly to progressive magazines, Web Sites, TV programs, etc. Please spend most of your time focusing on the Occupy Wall Street protests. This is real, this is serious, and this will become a mass movement. I have been here every day for the past week. Everyone is dedicated and determined. People have come from all over the country, and they plan to stay for months. Many have been sleeping outside, on the floors of Zuccotti Park, and others have been arrested, sacrificing their comfort for the most important of all causes. It’s safe to assume the mainstream media either will not cover the demonstrations at all or will do so only to ridicule us. But liberal media outlets must get on board. If you do not, you are essentially useless.

As a journalist myself, I know the only reason any serious progressive does reporting is because he or she wants to motivate people to get off the couch and hit the streets. We journalists write articles, participate in TV segments, appear in documentaries… For what? To inform people of how they’ve been enslaved by the corporate state. And to make them understand that they have the power to restore their democracy if they choose to...."

Friday, September 23, 2011

Scott Brown Scared Of Elizabeth Warren

Occupy Wall Street: the protesters speak

Occupy Wall Street: the protesters speak: "Casey O'Neill had no regrets. He had travelled thousands of miles across the country – and gave up a well-paying job as a data manager in California – to sleep rough in a downtown Manhattan public square, enduring rain and increasingly chilly nights. Police keep a close eye on him every day.

But O'Neill was happy to be part of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests that have transformed New York's Zuccotti Park from a spot where Wall Streeters grab a lunchtime sandwich into an informal camp of revolutionaries, socialists, anarchists and quite a lot of the just-plain-annoyed....."

Our First Hand Account of Occupy Wall Street

Super Committee - Cut Corporate Taxes, Loopholes Later (Maybe)

Debunking the Myth that Regulations on Big Business are "Job-Killers"

Debunking the Myth that Regulations on Big Business are "Job-Killers": "Experts say that no, regulations do not in fact destroy jobs--they shift jobs within the economy. So why do even Democrats repeat the Republican talking point?

It’s become a mantra on Capitol Hill and a rallying cry for industry groups: Get rid of the job-killing regulations. In recent days, with nearly every one of the GOP presidential candidates repeating that refrain, the political echo chamber has grown even louder. Earlier this month, President Obama also asked the Environmental Protection Agency to back off more stringent ozone regulations, citing the "importance of reducing regulatory burdens" during trying economic times.

But is the claim that regulation kills jobs true?..."

What Terrorists Think of Our Infrastructure

Conservatives And Media Criticize GOP Candidates For Not Condemning Audience Boos Of Gay Soldier

Conservatives And Media Criticize GOP Candidates For Not Condemning Audience Boos Of Gay Soldier: "Last night, Stephen Hill, who is serving in the Army in Iraq, had the courage to come out as gay to a national audience and ask the Republican presidential candidates about how they’d handle troops like him. The audience responded to his question with boos, and Rick Santorum said he’s reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [...]"

Google Debate Crowd Boos Rick Perry For Suggesting They Have A Heart

Google Debate Crowd Boos Rick Perry For Suggesting They Have A Heart: "Let’s just start off with the basic recipe for crazy during which the audience booed a gay soldier and booed Rick Perry for having compassion. Tonight’s Fox News Google GOP primary debate was moderated by Fox News’ Bret Baier with Fox News anchors Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace as panelists.

No, we haven’t gotten to the crazy yet...."

Patrick Stewart talks about domestic violence

Jeremy Irons talks about the death penalty

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Book of Cletis: Greed Goes Global by Ruth Marie Hicks

The Book of Cletis: Greed Goes Global by Ruth Marie Hicks: Note: This post is from the gifted Ruth Marie Hicks at The Robber Baron Economy. We are honored to post her work and grateful for her friend...

Whiskey and the morning after: Ignorance is strength

Whiskey and the morning after: Ignorance is strength: It is a common stereotype to pain Americans as lazy. Perhaps we are but when you look at other countries with shorter work weeks and vacatio...

Republicans Pro-Life or Pro-Death?

Why 2,000 People Needed to Occupy Wall Street: Banks Are Raking in Profits While Taxpayers Are Getting Screwed

Why 2,000 People Needed to Occupy Wall Street: Banks Are Raking in Profits While Taxpayers Are Getting Screwed: "Banks are sitting on cash hoards and corporate profits are riding high -- yet ordinary US taxpayers face joblessness and cuts.

If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them. Yet 2,000 people did occupy Wall Street last Saturday. They weren't carrying the banner of the Tea Party, the Gadsden flag with its coiled snake and the threat "Don't Tread on Me". Yet their message was clear: "We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%." They were there, mostly young, protesting the virtually unregulated speculation of Wall Street that caused the global financial meltdown....."

Live from Occupy Wall Street: Talking With a National Lawyer's Guild Legal Observer

Is the Near-Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Bubble About to Pop?

Is the Near-Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Bubble About to Pop?: "Student loans have been going up since the recession began--and now defaults are up too. Something has to be done, but what?

If you want to take a relation of violent extortion, sheer power, and turn it into something moral, and most of all, make it seem like the victims are to blame, you turn it into a relation of debt.” -- Economic anthropologist David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Tarah Toney worked two full-time jobs to put herself through college, at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and still has $75,000 in debt. She graduated in six years with a Bachelor's in English and wanted to go on to teach high school...."

Michele Bachmann & Dangerous Food

Open-Message To #OccupyWallStreet

Bill O'Reilly: If Obama Taxes Me...I'LL QUIT!

Keith Olbermann Calls Out Media Hypocrites For Occupy Wall St Blackout

The Satan Sandwich

Getting Rich Off The Poor: How The Koch Brothers Wealth Grew 43% Since 2010

Getting Rich Off The Poor: How The Koch Brothers Wealth Grew 43% Since 2010: "A week after the Census Bureau reported that American poverty has hit an all time high, America has learned the wealth of Charles and David Koch has increased 43% since March of 2010.

According to Forbes, the Koch Brothers have seen their fortune grow by 43% in a little more than a year to $25 billion. According to Think Progress the Koch boys have made their money by aggressively speculating in energy markets, “Koch uses legitimate hedging products to create price stability. However, the documents reveal that Koch is also participating in the unregulated derivatives markets as a financial player, buying and selling speculative products that are increasingly contributing to the skyrocketing price of oil.”..."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Update: Arrests Won't Destroy #OccupyWallStreet Community

The Elizabeth Warren Quote Every American Needs To See

Americans' Kitchen Tables

Real Time With Bill Maher: Overtime - Episode #224

11 Things You Can Do to Help the 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement

11 Things You Can Do to Help the 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement: :"The people protesting on Wall Street are fighting for the unemployed, the uninsured, and those totally insecure in the face of ever increasing financial inequities.

Editor's note: Today is the fifth day demonstrators have staged an "occupation" of Wall St. and other parts of lower Manhattan in protest of America's staggering economic inequality and the influence of big finance on our politics. As of Tuesday night, 16 people had been arrested. There are also reports that law enforcement has confiscated camera equipment. Below, writer Chaz Valenza describes 11 things you can do to help out the protesters.

These patriot occupiers are fighting for 99 percent of us. Those who are unemployed, uninsured, underemployed and totally insecure in the face of ever increasing social and financial inequities. They are standing up for those who cannot be there right now.

Here's the good news -- you can help, right now today -- no matter where you are...."


Why Is TYT Going To Current TV?

Class Warfare? Raising Millionaires Taxes Will Affect 4.78% Of Americans

Class Warfare? Raising Millionaires Taxes Will Affect 4.78% Of Americans: "There are very few instances of humankind’s vicious tendencies as the killing other human beings in the name of war. In the case of invasion and self-preservation, killing is justified to prevent a foreign power from conquering a population and pillaging resources, although in the modern era that is becoming more infrequent than in the past. George W. Bush waged war on Iraq for oil and regime change and in the process killed hundreds-of-thousands of Iraqis. The most tragic wars, though, are civil wars when citizens kill their fellow countrymen over ideological differences; America has suffered as much as any country except places like Cambodia and Russia where government forces massacred their own citizens to maintain power and suppress opposition. The American Civil War’s disunity was erased during the two world wars when nationalistic pride brought North and South together to defeat a common enemy, but America is in the throes of a second civil war with the GOP backing the rich versus the poor and they are attempting economic massacre on American citizens...."

Motivated In Ohio: Texas GOP Rep On Cuts To Family Planning: ‘Of Cour...

Motivated In Ohio: Texas GOP Rep On Cuts To Family Planning: ‘Of Cour...: Texas GOP Rep On Cuts To Family Planning: ‘Of Course This Is A War On Birth Control’ : The GOP’s concerted campaign against women’s healt...

What a crock of shit!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On Rick Perry and Superman

Roseanne Barr Speaks to Wall Street Protesters...#occupywallstreet..

Faceoff at 55 Wall St.

Yahoo Appears To Be Censoring Email Messages About Wall Street Protests (Updated)

Yahoo Appears To Be Censoring Email Messages About Wall Street Protests (Updated): "Thinking about e-mailing your friends and neighbors about the protests against Wall Street happening right now? If you have a Yahoo e-mail account, think again. ThinkProgress has reviewed claims that Yahoo is censoring e-mails relating to the protest and found that after several attempts on multiple accounts, we too were prevented from sending messages about [...]"

Michael Moore Warns The Media That Protests Like Occupy Wall St. Won’t Go Away

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Hartmann: The Good, The Bad, and the very, very Acrocephalically ugly...

'Class Warfare' Is a Lie

#OccupyWallStreet Arrests

The first arrest was a protester who objected to the police removing a tarp that was protecting our media equipment from the rain. The police said that the tarp constituted a tent, in spite of it not being a habitat in any way. Police continued pressuring protesters with extralegal tactics, saying that a protester on a bullhorn was breaking a law. The protester refused to cease exercising his first amendment rights and was also arrested. Then the police began to indiscriminately attempt to arrest protesters, many of them unsheathed their batons, in spite of the fact that the protest remained peaceful.

The new residents of Liberty Square continued to serve as shining examples of law abiding behavior in spite of police harassment and the loose interpretation and selective enforcement of New York’s laws by the NYPD.

Ron Paul's Campaign Manager Would Have Been Insured...Thanks to Obamacare

How the Modern GOP Is Like a Death Cult

How the Modern GOP Is Like a Death Cult: "Contemporary conservatism has surrendered to a virulent, dystopian, and pathologically hyper-individualist state of nature.

They cheer at the thought of an uninsured person dying. They cheer at the thought of state-sponsored murder. In all, the 2012 Tea Party Republican debates have revealed that they are a death cult.

Some observers were shocked and surprised by the behavior of the Tea Party Republicans and their supporters during the primary debates. Others have complained that CNN's surrender of air-time to the Tea Party is a compromise of journalistic ethics. I would suggest to the latter that CNN performed a public service by providing a window into the Tea Party Republican soul. And to the former, there should be no surprise here: in the age of Obama, contemporary conservatism has surrendered to a virulent, dystopian and pathologically hyper-individualist state of nature, "all against many," type of populist right-wing ideology...."

Netflix Won't Send You DVDs Anymore; Now They'll Come From 'Qwikster'

Netflix Won't Send You DVDs Anymore; Now They'll Come From 'Qwikster': "Netflix has figured out that people are very upset about its decision to split streaming video and DVD delivery — a decision that got it in huge hot water earlier this year. Customers who had previously gotten both streaming and DVDs for a single price would now have to pay separately. If you only use one or the other, you could pay less, but if you still wanted both, you'd pay more.

The Netflix response? Separate the businesses even more. In a new blog post, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings explains that for some reason, he has concluded that separating the businesses completely is going to help people understand what's going on. Thus, Netflix will not send DVDs at all anymore but will only provide streaming, while the company's DVD business will happen under the new "Qwikster" brand...."

After seeing this, I'm really glad I canceled my membership. Fuck you, Netflix!


Bachmann Slams Obama for Not Stopping Mubarak's Overthrow

Bachmann Slams Obama for Not Stopping Mubarak's Overthrow: "Struggling to stay relevant in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) took aim over the weekend at this year's wave of democratic uprisings in the Middle East and at what she claimed was President Obama's many Middle East policy failures.

As the National Journal reports, Bachmann claimed the "Arab Spring" gave "rise to radical elements" and served to destabilize the Middle East in a dangerous way. The Minnesota GOPer also slammed Obama for failing to defend leaders such as Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak, who fell from power during his country's democratic protests and is now on criminal trial for corruption and conspiring to kill unarmed protesters. Bachmann said she regretted that "we saw [Egyptian] President [Hosni] Mubarak fall while President Obama sat on his hands"—a curious position considering Bachmann's earlier criticism of Obama for intervening during the Libyan uprising...."

Monday, September 19, 2011

LIVE from Occupy Wall Street: Talking with an #OccupyWallStreet Organizer

Putting the Pope on Trial

Putting the Pope on Trial: "Like most people who went to Catholic school, I have a long list of offenses I feel the church inflicted on me, which is probably partly why I sort of love the idea of an international police force arresting the pope. That's what a group of victims'-rights advocates is hoping for; last week, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court against Pope Benedict XVI and three senior Vatican officials.

It sounds like a publicity stunt to charge the pope with crimes against humanity. But the lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights who are handling the case sure sound like they mean business: "The Vatican officials charged in this case are responsible for rape and other sexual violence and for the physical and psychological torture of victims around the world both through command responsibility and through direct cover-up of crimes. They should be brought to trial like any other officials guilty of crimes against humanity."..."

Well it's about time!

Love, Joy, Feminism: Sexpectations: Purity, Courtship, and Dating

Love, Joy, Feminism: Sexpectations: Purity, Courtship, and Dating: A good deal of the pain we feel in our day to day lives comes from unmet expectations. As an example, if my husband doesn’t put his dirty cl...

John Hagee Says Hate is the Only Way to Save America

John Hagee Says Hate is the Only Way to Save America: "It wasn’t enough to persecute Paganism out of existence from the fourth century to the thirteenth, to launch pogrom after bloody pogrom at the Jews or crusade after crusade at the Muslims, or to exterminate people who disagreed with them from among their own religion until the Enlightenment put an end to holy wars in the name of Christ. It wasn’t enough to declare crusades and inquisitions and slaughter and oppress and torture with bloody glee for the better part of seventeen centuries.

It just wasn’t enough.

No, John Hagee wants to double down on the oppression and persecution. He expressed his feelings quite strongly in a special on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) called Faith Under Fire (not to be confused with the old PAX-TV show hosted by Lee Strobel).

Funny thing though. It seems it’s not “faith” that’s under fire here, but the lack of faith. But hey, the inquisition was just trying to help folks get their beliefs straightened out. In other words, don’t worry about the logic – there isn’t any. Only hate. Lots of hate...."

Um, last I knew Jesus was all about love. Apparently these people love the Old Testament more than the New Testament. And people are always pointing fingers at the Muslims. Give me a damn break. There are quite a few groups of people who say they are 'Christians' and yet act this way. There are a lot of groups in general who act this way. All of this stuff right here is why I'm a fan of Jesus, but not of His fan club.

The Book of Cletis: Honor by Harold Trainer

The Book of Cletis: Honor by Harold Trainer: This Medal of Honor winner is an amazing young man from Kentucky who represents what is right about our military and the ability of our mil...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet: Searching for Hope in America

#OccupyWallStreet: Searching for Hope in America: "Adbusters, the nonprofit, anti-consumerist organization, made the first call for an occupation of Wall Street back in July when they posted an article on their website titled “#OCCUPYWALLSTREET.” The rallying cry proposed a massive occupation of Wall Street—some 20,000 individuals—a “fusion of Tahrir with the acampadas of Spain.” The group declared: “It’s time for democracy not corporatocracy.”

Adbusters latched on to the idea of an American Tahrir, also adopting the concept of new media protest at the genesis of the movement, even opting to include Twitter’s now-famous hashtag in its branding campaign.

Two months later, the protest came to fruition. A hallmark of leftist activism is the amalgam of diverse movements present at protests. Alexa O’Brien, a spokesperson for US Day of Rage, one of the groups participating in the protest, says they are focused on reinforcing the First Amendment: the rights to peaceably assemble and to free speech on public sidewalks...."

Republicans Call Obama’s Tax Plan ‘Class Warfare’

Republicans Call Obama’s Tax Plan ‘Class Warfare’: "Republicans on Sunday decried the notion of a new minimum tax rate for millionaires as “class warfare,” saying the proposal by President Obama may be intended to portray Congressional Republicans who resist it as being callously indifferent to the hardships facing many Americans.

Representative Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said the tax proposal, which Mr. Obama is expected to unveil on Monday, would also weigh heavily on a stagnating economy.

“It adds further instability to our system, more uncertainty, and it punishes job creation,” Mr. Ryan said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Class warfare may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics...."

Class warfare? You want to see class warfare Ryan? Class warfare is cutting college students Pell & SMART Grant money. Class warfare is cutting unemployment benefits. Class warfare is wanting to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Class warfare is expecting the middle class and the poor to pay more in taxes when we can't afford it. Class warfare is letting the Wall Street bankers get off scott free after crashing the fucking market and getting us into this recession. Class warfare is taking money out of the hands of the people who can least afford it. Class warfare is cutting money to education. Class warfare is cutting funding for SNAP, WIC and other welfare programs. Class warfare is getting this stupid idea in your head that tax breaks and trickle down economics work. That is class warfare you bigot! Asking the people who can pay MORE while the rest of us CAN'T is not class warfare dammit!

The Rich Get Richer, and the Poor Get Shorter Life Spans

The Rich Get Richer, and the Poor Get Shorter Life Spans: "Three-plus decades dominated by the GOP philosophy of trickle-down economics, tax cuts for the rich, and corporate welfare has resulted in a growing disparity between the rich and poor in this country–and a growing disparity in the life expectancy between the two classes.

In other words, the rich get richer, and the poor get to die earlier...."

11 Reasons Why the Unemployment Crisis Is Even Worse Than You Think

11 Reasons Why the Unemployment Crisis Is Even Worse Than You Think: "Here are 11 unemployment facts that mass media underreport or ignore completely.

President Obama recently addressed the nation during a joint session of Congress and the main theme of that address was the need to create jobs, lots of jobs, millions of jobs. The Great Recession has cost US workers millions of jobs and those jobs have not come back as quickly as they disappeared and in many cases those jobs will never return. According to the Economic Policy Institute, “In total, there are 6.9 million fewer jobs today than there were in December 2007.”

That is only a small part of the jobs-hole story, a story that is often ignored, overlooked and oversimplified by mass media...."

Motivated In Ohio: Is There A GOP Society Of Death

Motivated In Ohio: Is There A GOP Society Of Death: Visit for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy

A must watch.

#OccupyWallStreet Protests

Why There Are Protests On Wall Street: Their Actions Impoverished More Than 60 Million People

Why There Are Protests On Wall Street: Their Actions Impoverished More Than 60 Million People: "Today, over a thousand demonstrators began protests as a part of a campaign they are calling “Occupy Wall Street.” The protesters intend to engage in long-term civil disobedience to draw attention to Wall Street’s misdeeds and call for structural economic reforms.

As demonstrators converged on Wall Street — with police blocking them from reaching the New York Stock Exchange — much of the news media paid little attention to the protests. Meanwhile, much of the conservative punditry has taken to mocking the demonstrations, with conservative Twitter users lambasting the “hippies” in New York City. CNN contributor and RedState blogger Erick Erickson labeled the protesters as “profoundly dumb.”..."

What Wall Street doesn’t want us to know about oil prices

What Wall Street doesn’t want us to know about oil prices: "The top six financial institutions in this country own assets equal to more than 60 percent of our gross domestic product and possess enormous economic and political power. One of the great questions of our time is whether the American people, through Congress, will control the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street, or whether Wall Street will continue to wreak havoc on our economy and the lives of working families.

I represent Vermont, a rural state where many workers drive long distances to jobs that pay $12 an hour or less. Many seniors living on fixed incomes heat their homes with oil during our cold winters. These people have asked me to do all that I can to lower outrageously high gasoline and heating-oil prices. I intend to do just that...."