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Dearest Mitt . . .
I am unsure if we have had the pleasure of an in-person exchange. I too travel in political circles. However, I do not recall. Perhaps we met in the past. I trust I have done business with you and your firm, Bain Capital. Bravo on your successes.
Please allow me to introduce myself by way of this letter. This morning, I caught a glimpse of your Today Show interview with Matt Lauer. I heard you speak of the exaggerated envy now heard on the campaign trail. Oh, my friend Mitt, how I relate. If I might; well stated my man. People do want what they do not have. First Bain, then the White House. Indeed, one Chief Executive position ensured that you were a world power. The other is but a natural transition. Instead of having a seat at the table of global influence, as President of the United States, you, old man, will own the table.
Posted in Economy Economics, Elections
Tagged Bain Capital, bankruptcy, big business, capitalism, Elections 2012, Envy, Equity Firms, Free Enterprise, Free Market, Gains and Losses, Ill Gotten Gains, income inequality, influence, Matt Lauer, Mitt Romney, money, poverty, Presidential Politics, profits, Rick Perry, Venture Capitalism, Vulture Capitalism, Wealth
By Lee Camp
Moment of Clarity
Everybody arguing against unions says that they don’t allow America to be competitive globally. So you’re fighting to bring us down with the sweatshops? I can’t wait until we’re competitive.
By Bob Row
Sergio Bergman (2nd from right) is an Argentine rabbi of frequent media appearances who associated himself with local center-right politicians. He endorsed the movement headed by Mr. Blumberg (who’s son died when kidnapped) for “security” against marginalized youngsters. Then organized an NGO to raise money from wealthy Jews and contend in the community elections. Last Sunday he got elected as legislator for the Buenos Aires Autonomous Government City Council (equivalent to the Columbia district) ranking first in the list of the incumbent Mayor, Mauricio Macri (Berlusconi’s local version). Macri’s main contender on behalf of the progressive national government was the former minister of Education, Daniel Filmus -also a Jew.
Posted in 4th Estate, Economy Economics, NWO, Region: Latin America, Region: Middle East
Tagged anti semitism, capitalism, conspiracy theory, jewish new world order, karl marx, protocols of zion, zionism
By Shamus Cooke
The recent chaos that erupted when 30,000 people waited hours in the Atlanta, Georgia heat to receive applications for subsidized housing is a mere symptom of a worsening national problem. The housing market appears to be on a never-ending downward spiral, with the much-discussed “recovery” always around the next corner. The reasons that such a recovery is impossible at the moment should be obvious: millions of people do not have jobs; millions of others work only part time; millions more work fulltime but make very little money; and additional millions fear losing their jobs. Under these circumstances, there can be no recovery in the housing market, which will continue to contribute to the broader depression-like economy in the U.S.
Posted in Economy Economics, Housing, Labor, Resistance
Tagged banksters, capitalism, episodic unemployment, Foreclosure, housing crash, Labor, living wage, shamus cooke, workers
By Democracy Now!
Ed. Note: I love this woman; Vandana Shiva is one of the most brilliant activists fighting for the best solutions to many of our problems today. Originally a theoretical physicist, she now campaigns the world for heirloom seeds, organic farming and local food systems instead of the chemical- and oil-intensive large scale industrial farms that destroy the environment, increase global warming and wreck local economies. She also supports Hands off Mother Earth, a citizen-based organization that resists geoengineering. ~ RA (Transcript below)
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Weather Modification
Tagged capitalism, chemtrails, genetic engineering, Genetically Engineered Food, geoengineering, globalized food system, Land Grab, Land Rights, local food systems, Organic, pollution, vandana shiva
Part #2 of Understanding Capitalism and Socialism
Now that Republicans are starting to talk about restoring Reaganomics, it is a good time to review Reaganomics; i.e., Supply Side Capitalism. This is number two of my technical essays about how the world works. Today we will explore how supply side economics will save the world. So let’s get to it.
Supply side economics became so powerful that it was renamed Reaganomics in honor of the president and WW II movie hero. Reaganomics helped poor Americans understand what rich people have been telling us since the Middle Ages i.e., Robin Hood was doing it wrong.
Some people call Reaganomics “Trickle Down theory”. Its kind of like when I went to college; most of the students studied hard to get in to our college and were from middle class families like me, but this one guy got in because his parents bought a new building for the school.
By T. Jefferson
Scientists (and thus science) are threatened in four central areas of human existence – agriculture, health, environment and peace. The threat comes from multinational corporations seeking absolute control over world resources and political power through national laws and international treaties based on false or incomplete science.
Posted in Economy Economics, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, NWO, Obama and Company, Swine Flu H1N1, War and Peace
Tagged Big Pharma, capitalism, climate change debate, corporatism, criminalizing health food, criminalizing supplements, economics, economy, Food Safety, global control, gmo food, info suppression, junk science, Neoliberalism, New World Order, nuclear science, pandemic, resource wars, science threatened, scientific integrity, vaccine dangers
By Aussie Oz
The GlaxoSmithKlein website admits to what I consider a rather high reporting of side effects in recipients. So here are some of the “choice” statements:
A protective immune response may not be elicited in all vaccinees.
There is very limited experience in children between 3 and 9 years of age and no experience in children less than 3 years of age or in children and adolescents between 10 and 17 years. Continue reading
Posted in Big Pharma, COTO2 News, FDA, USDA, Healthcare, Swine Flu H1N1
Tagged Big Pharma, capitalism, Censorship, eugenics, genocide, GSK Pandemrix, h1n1, Malfeasance, Misinformation, MSM misleading public, swine flu, vaccine dangers, Vaccine issues, who flu
By Michael Lind
The 18th century’s patron saint of free markets shares his surprising views about Barack Obama and the U.S. economy
American labor activists and many liberals support the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would make it easier for workers to form unions. Many conservative economists argue that greater unionization would cripple the U.S., causing higher unemployment and rendering the U.S. economy less competitive. Do you agree?
“We rarely hear, it has been said, of the combinations of masters, though frequently of those of workmen. But whoever imagines, upon this account, that masters rarely combine, is as ignorant of the world as of the subject. Masters are always and everywhere in a sort of tacit, but constant and uniform, combination, not to raise the wages of labour above their actual rate … Masters, too, sometimes enter into particular combinations to sink the wages of labour even below this rate.”