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Libya: Invasion of the Money Pigs

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The State of the Union 2011

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Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, on the real way to World Peace, no bullshit:

 

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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        Joe Lieberman Argues Iraq DID HAVE WMDs

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        Joe Lieberman Insists Iraq Was Developing WMDs Despite No Evidence

        During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) continued to insist that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction even though none were ever found after the invasion of Iraq.

        The senator, retiring his seat in 2012, also said that despite the enormous cost to the U.S. in blood, prestige and treasure he does not regret his vote for war and would do it all over again.

        My answer is, yes. My answer is yes because Saddam was threatening the stability of the entire region. He’d shown that by his actions. I believe that the evidence is very clear that he was developing weapons of mass destruction.Obviously we don’t have evidence that he had a big program. But the most official and comprehensive report show that’s true. He was also, the evidence shows, beginning really tactically to support the terrorist movements that had attack us on 9/11 and today, to make a long story short, instead of a brutally repressive dictator in Iraq, we’ve got a government that was elected, that’s self-governing and the country is self-defending. By the end of this year, we’re going to have most of our troops out of there. I think that’s had a major effect on the entire region. Iraq is now the most democratic country in the Arab world. so, yes, I think it was the right thing to do. Terrible cost we paid in life and treasure, but ultimately i think the right decision.

        The Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Iraq War found no evidence of links between Saddam and al-Qaeda.”

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        Written by satmoca

        January 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

        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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