Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

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In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer. “

Read it and weep…

The Neo-Liberal Deception

 

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The US is an oligarchy, study concludes

It’s official.  The United States of America is an oligarchy, and so you can stop pretending we are some kind of democracy or republic.

“Report by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern universities suggests that US political system serves special interest organisations, instead of voters”

“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

Link to study

 

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Represent.us continues to organize to keep the government from devolving into… well, it may be a little late.

 

 

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Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform

 

 

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Don’t Eat That Garbage!

 

 

RoundUp Bamboozle

Posted: March 28, 2014 in -
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Like raising the standards for radiation exposure, they keep raising the permissible levels of other poisons.  The poisons their good friends and campaign contributors churn out…

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How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm

The legally acceptable level of glyphosate contamination in food and feed, i.e. the maximum residue level (MRL) has been increased by authorities in countries where Roundup-Ready GM crops are produced, or where such commodities are imported. In Brazil, the MRL in soybean was increased from 0.2 mg/kg to 10 mg/kg in 2004: a 50-fold increase, but only for GM-soy. The MRL for glyphosate in soybeans has been increased also in the US and Europe. In Europe, it was raised from 0.1 mg/kg to 20 mg/kg (a 200-fold increase) in 1999, and the same MRL of 20 mg/kg was adopted by the US. In all of these cases, MRL values appear to have been adjusted, not based on new scientific evidence, but pragmatically in response to actual observed increases in the content of residues in glyphosate-tolerant GM soybeans.

 

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Quite disgusted that The Simpsons let a glaring hit piece slip by, with Lisa Simpson leading the charge.  Not only do they attack the opposition by portraying anyone who opposes Monsanto as crazy and ignorant, but the knife in America’s back comes when Lisa S. pledges to go do some “real research.”

This alleged “real research” turns out to be straight-up Monsanto GMO propaganda.  No real research makes it into the program.  No concern over labeling or even being allowed to know what we’re eating.  No scientific study that brings up health concerns, such as those performed around the world where GMOs are tightly regulated — most of the civilized world.

In other words, FOX finally got to The Simpsons, and this episode is an utter disgrace and fraud.

The writers and performers should apologize to the nation and actually learn about what they are mocking.  This irresponsible corporate propaganda is dangerous, reckless and pretty much cancels the show as a source of satire and intelligent debate.  There was nothing approaching an intelligent approach to the issue in Season 25, episode 12.

-Ex-fan.

 

 

 

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After pledging transparency, PBS hides details of new deal with billionaire owner of NewsHour

 

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In Orwell’s America, Edward Snowden is a criminal and the man whose job is to oversee intelligence, but fails to do so, remains in power.  Every violation of the Constitution is a violation of this congress critter’s sworn oath to defend it against “all enemies both foreign and domestic.”

Lawmaker Urges SXSW to Cancel Edward Snowden Talk

Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has urged organizers of SXSW to cancel its planned Edward Snowden talk.

 

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… I forgot to mention: ON PURPOSE.  This is the toxic waste they dump in the nation’s drinking water on the bogus claim that it contains “fluoride” so it must help teeth somehow.  Does anyone actually believe that drinking fluoride in your water is helping your teeth?  How about brushing them?  There’s a novel approach.

This drinking water fluoride claim has never been proven, and yet this practice continues like a zombie set loose to stumble the earth.

Fluoride Spill at Water Facility Literally Burns Holes in Parking Lot Cement

 

 

 

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I need to get this DVD.  Trailer:

 

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The Act (pdf)

Begins:

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

PROVISION 1
PROHIBIT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM RAISING FUNDS FROM THE INTERESTS THEY REGULATE AND FROM TAKING ACTIONS TO BENEFIT INTERESTS THAT SPEND HEAVILY TO INFLUENCE THEIR ELECTIONS