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Bill Hicks ★ Sane Man ★ 1989 (Complete)

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March 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Wisconsin Union Struggle Goes National

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Constitutional Amendment: Corporations Are Not People

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Support a Constitutional Amendment: Corporations Are Not People

SIGN THE PETITION

We’re asking every state legislator in the country to back adopting resolutions supporting the only remedy we have left to correct the Supreme Court’s awful Citizens United decision: a constitutional amendment clarifying that corporations are not people.

It will take a long term campaign but a constitutional amendment is the only way to permanently undo the ruling.

Citizens United has already had a huge impact on our democracy. In 2010 spending on elections topped $4 billion, by far the most ever spent on a midterm election and even matching the total spent in the 2008 presidential election.

We’ve amended our Constitution before in moments when we needed to make fundamental changes to how our country works. Right now is one of those moments because giving corporations the full First Amendment rights of people is threatening the integrity of our democratic process.

A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to your state legislators.”

 

General Electric’s Immelt to Head Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

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GE’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt is being hailed as a “Green Jobs Genius”, but General Electric is about as green as a Hess Truck:

GE is responsible for toxic Superfund sites, knowingly exposing people to radioactive material, and has been fighting Superfund clean-up laws that hold the company accountable for damage caused by years of careless PCB dumping:

    Honeywell International Inc., which was linked to 128 Superfund sites, General Electric Co. (116 sites) and Chevron Corporation (122 sites) are the companies connected to the largest number of Superfund sites. For most of these sites, other companies were also listed as possibly contributing to the pollution.” – From Projects for Public Integrity

    GE has also secured BILLIONS of dollars in defense and military contracts, earning itself a place amongst the most notorious war profiteering companies.

      GE was even compared to Enron in it’s accounting schemes under Immelt. Feeling confident yet? What if I told you they paid ZERO dollars in taxes again in 2010?

        Use Go Green to find local eco-friendly alternatives. And check out CLEAN UP GE dot ORG. Also a good site:

        NO DEBATE IN THE USA

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        De·bate:

        /Dɪˈbeɪt/ [dih-beyt] noun, verb, -bat·ed, -bat·ing.

        –noun 1. a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints.

        This is not a debate. This is a pyramid scheme in favor of the military industrial complex. Since neither party will defund war and aggression in order to better our society there is effectively NO DEBATE.

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        Geithner Refuses to Testify on TARP

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        Geithner Snubs Congressional Request to Testify on TARP and Foreclosures

        By: David Dayen at Firedoglake:

        Tim Geithner won’t show up to House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa’s first hearing, on TARP and the foreclosure crisis, sending a top deputy instead. The deputy, Tim Massad, has no real experience with the Administration’s foreclosure mitigation programs.

        “The secretary welcomes the committee’s interest in our management of TARP, a successful program that was initiated under the prior administration and which CBO now estimates will cost roughly $25 billion, a fraction of what the critics once feared,” Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said in a statement. “As is customary, we are happy to make Acting Assistant Secretary Tim Massad, the official with direct responsibility for the TARP Program, available for the quarterly updates that the committee is planning. At the earliest possible date that is mutually convenient, Secretary Geithner would also be pleased to brief the committee on the considerable progress we have made in lowering the cost of TARP.”

        Geithner and TARP watchdog Neil Barofsky were the witnesses invited to Issa’s first hearing as the panel’s boss. Next Wednesday’s hearing was timed to coincide with Barofsky’s quarterly report to Congress.

        Just to shoot down any possible criticisms that Geithner is evading the oversight of lawmakers by declining Issa’s invitation, Treasury noted that, to date, Geithner has testified 42 times before Congress – and nearly one-quarter of those appearances centered around issues related to TARP.”

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        New Obama Chief of Staff A Wall Street MoneyPimp

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