Posted in education, income redistribution, Market manipulation, Politics, student loans, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, war, wealth redistribution, tagged 1 percent, Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, Debt, Elizabeth Warren, privatization, Republican Party, Ron Wyden, student loans, Wall Street on Jam6000000amMon, 16 Jun 2014 11:45:37 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Economics, Economics, recession, income redistribution, Occupy wall street, Politics, the Rigged Game, war, wealth redistribution, tagged 2014, minimum wage, Mitch McConnell, Occupy wall street, Orrin Hatch, Ron Wyden, Seattle, Seattle City Council, Washington on Jam6000000amWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:08:45 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
In a powerful jab against rising income and wealth inequality, on Monday, June 9 2014 the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to enact a city-wide minimum wage of $15 per hour. Thank you Occupy Wall Street for riveting the attention of citizens throughout the world to this madness of enriching the wealthy at the expense of everybody else. Inequality destroys economies and economic opportunities by depressing demand, and it corrupts federal and state politicians, such as Wall Street Senators Ron Wyden, Mitch McConnell, and Orrin Hatch.
Has anybody actually seen a prosperous functioning democracy where the rich own 40-60 percent of everything and steal 20-32 percent of a nation’s annual income? Of course not.
Check out the story from the American Prospect by clicking on the link below.
Posted in corruption, genetically modified organism (GMO), income redistribution, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, war, wealth redistribution, tagged atrazine, birth defects, corruption, delayed puberty, endocrine disruptor, Environmental Protection Agency, frogs, gmos, infertility, Pesticide Action Network, Syngenta, The New Yorker, Tyrone Hayes on Jpm6000000pmSun, 08 Jun 2014 12:03:52 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Several years ago, studies showed frogs were dying in mass. Plenty of people suspected the cause was global warming. Turns out these folks were wrong. Academic studies showed, however, that atrazine, a herbicide manufactured by GMO maker and notorious liars of Syngenta Corporation, was responsible for the demise of frogs in the United States.
According to Pesticide Action Network, “Atrazine is good at killing weeds in part because of its stability; it can stick around for up to 100 days in the soil. This also makes it a pollution problem. Once it leaches into groundwater, it can remain there for decades.
Atrazine is installed into seeds and crop plants, like beets, soy and corn, and it prevents weeds from growing nearby.
Families in the Midwest who get their drinking water from shallow wells are especially vulnerable to Atrazine.
Found in water throughout the Midwest, atrazine shows up in wells in agricultural communities and in pristine lakes and rivers. Drinking water contamination levels typically spike in spring and early summer, as rains flush the freshly applied herbicide. One recent study shows that atrazine also evaporates into the air after application, in a process called volatilization drift. It can then settle back into waterways.
USDA scientists found the herbicide in 94% of the drinking water tested in 2008.”
Scientists not on the payroll of Syngenta and other GMO manufacturers discovered the incidence of human birth defects was greatest during the months of April, May and June, which was when farmers used the greatest amount of atrazine annually.
“During EPA’s 2003 review of atrazine, Syngenta representatives held more than 50 closed-door meetings with regulators. In 2011 the company planned a PR campaign to undermine the court that is hearing a case against it in Illinois.”
In addition, Syngenta has a long record for intimidating scientists not on their payroll & the people managing the corporation have pressured policymakers.
“Syngenta has actively attempted to suppress science related to atrazine’s environmental and health problems. Scientists Tyrone Hayes and Paul Wotzka have faced retaliation for speaking publicly about their findings on atrazine.
In October 2009, EPA officially reopened its examination of health and environmental risks of atrazine, in response to new emerging science. PAN and Midwest farmer groups are closely tracking the review to demand a transparent, science-based process this time around.”
However, the officials of the EPA are more concerned with protecting the profits of Syngenta and Monsanto than with protecting the lives of frogs and human beings. This suggests massive corruption in the EPA, as well as massive corruption in the US government.
Professor Tyrone Hayes, of the University of California, Berkeley, was the among the first to discover the relationship between the demise and deformity of frogs and other amphibians and atrazine. See The New Yorker– A Valuable Reputation .
As the academic studies piled up and showed the devastating impacts of GMOs and atrizine, the US corporate press dutifully made the decision to not report the demise of the frogs anymore, as well exposing any of the links between birth defects and atrazine. That’s why one cannot trust the US corporate propaganda machine disguising itself as a news media. The job of the Oregonian newspaper, the Washington Post, ABC News, Fox News and many others are to deceive the 99 percent, and protect the profits of the 1 percent, even at the expense of the health of human babies and the environment.
Posted in "Dow Jones", corruption, Economics, Economics, recession, Federal Reserve, free trade, income redistribution, Market manipulation, Politics, taxes, the Rigged Game, trade, trade deficit, Uncategorized, war, wealth redistribution, tagged corruption, Denmark, free trade treaties, income redistribution, jobs, living stardards, privatization, rigged game, Ronald Reagan, scams, Tax cuts on Jpm5000000pmTue, 27 May 2014 12:00:00 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The difference between Denmark and the USA is simple. In Denmark, the government is relatively honest; in the USA government is corrupt to the max at nearly all levels.
The Reagan tax cuts gave the rich enough money to spend on buying more and more politicians. Legislators began passing bills in the halls of congress to redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent, such as deregulation of energy markets, deregulation of the banking industry, privatization scams, the repeal of Glass-Steagal which allowed investment and commercial banks to merge, free trade treaties, and much more, and all of which redistributed massive amounts of income from the 99 to the 1 percent. The corrupt US corporate press continuously lied to the 99 percent about the effects of these things. Additional tax cuts increased the purchasing power of the 1 percent in the political markets on all levels of government, thereby increasing corruption.
And there is not one morsel of evidence to suggest tax cuts for the rich created a single net job during the last thirty years. However, all the evidence shows these tax cuts were used to cut jobs and wages via the corruption outlined above. In other words, all the evidence shows that tax cuts for the rich destroys jobs and corrupts government.
Also see how the rich maintain their riches via the Federal Reserve and a corrupt US government and a corrupt US corporate press via the link below.
Posted in corruption, Economics, Economics, recession, income redistribution, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, war, wealth redistribution, tagged Barack Obama, Core Capital Partners, Democratic Party, Federal Communications Commission, internet, Koch Brothers, Neutrality, Republican Party, Ron Wyden, Tom Wheeler, Wall Street, young turks on Jam5000000amMon, 19 May 2014 08:43:13 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to advance a proposal that critics call a threat to a free and open Internet. Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the FCC to protest a plan that could allow Internet “fast lanes” by letting companies pay providers for faster access to consumers. The agency will allow 120 days of public comment before issuing final rules.
The Internet is the high speed information highway that ordinary people use to share news and opinions outside of the corporate mainstream media. Ending the way things are with the Internet, which is called Internet freedom, and putting a price on the use of the Internet higher than is the current case, means an end to alternative news and commentary. And let’s face it. That’s precisely what the corporate media and the 1 percent want.
President Barack Obama appointed and swore in all of the commissioners on the FCC. The president has been attempting the end Internet neutrality for the last two years, as if he is a corporate Republican. My ex-wife rightly calls him a Republican to the right of Ronald Reagan on all economic matters.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was nominated and sworn in by Obama. His biography from the FCC website says all you need to know about him,
“Prior to joining the FCC, Chairman Wheeler was Managing Director at Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early stage Internet Protocol (IP)-based companies. He served as President and CEO of Shiloh Group, LLC, a strategy development and private investment company specializing in telecommunications services and co-founded SmartBrief, the internet’s largest electronic information service for vertical markets. From 1976 to 1984, Chairman Wheeler was associated with the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), where he was President and CEO from 1979 to 1984. Following NCTA, Chairman Wheeler was CEO of several high tech companies, including the first company to offer high speed delivery of data to home computers and the first digital video satellite service. From 1992 to 2004, Chairman Wheeler served as President and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA).”
A venture capital firm is an investment company. Typically, only the 1 percent has the money to invest. So Wheeler is serving the 1 percent as chairman of the FCC, as well as himself. There’s no telling how much money Wheeler or Core Capital is going to steal from the rest of us through higher prices and less information. Yes, ending net neutrality is an income redistribution scam.
Luckily, the 99 percent have Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden to fight for Internet neutrality. However, if he really fights against this, it’s because of his loyalty to Google and Yahoo! share prices, management and shareholders, and not the 99 percent he’s supposed to represent.
Coincidentally, this type of information is not offered by the corporate news media, and if Wheeler’s proposal goes into effect, it will cost you big bucks to go to the FCC website to get the above information about Wheeler, which, coincidentally, happens to be what Wheeler, Obama, Wall Street, the Republican Party, 80 percent of the Democratic Party (most likely including Wyden since he serves the 1 percent only), the Koch brothers, and the rest of the 1 percent, desire.
Posted in corruption, Economics, free trade, income redistribution, the Rigged Game, war, wealth redistribution, tagged Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, John Boehner, Ron Wyden, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Jam5000000amFri, 16 May 2014 07:12:01 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Yesterday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, “From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the deal in the upcoming trade talks. So the question is: Why are the trade talks secret? You’ll love this answer. Boy, the things you learn on Capitol Hill. I actually have had supporters of the deal say to me, ‘They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.’”
It should be pointed out that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called trade agreement Warren speaks of, is President Barack Obama’s trade deal, and it’s fervently supported by Republican House Leader John Boehner and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, all of whom, are a tad bit scared to push the rotten deal through congress before the congressional elections in the autumn. The Trans Pacific Partnership is all about massive, oligarchic, government corruption, otherwise, such a deal would never be struck.
Posted in education, free trade, income redistribution, Politics, student loans, taxes, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, war, wealth redistribution, tagged corruption, education, Norway, prosperity, taxation on Jam5000000amSat, 10 May 2014 09:51:31 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Norway is one of the most prosperous nations in the world; its citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world, and it is one of the most highly taxed nations in the world. Those high taxes mean the rich don’t have enough money to purchase enough politicians to redistribute the income and wealth of the 99 percent to the 1 percent in Norway, like they do in the United States, using both political parties.
Posted in Economics, Economics, recession, income redistribution, Politics, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution, tagged Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Big Oil, Big Pharma, Democratic Party, Goldman Sachs, government, guardian newspaper, Janet Yellen, oligarchy, Republican Party, Ron Wyden, Trans-Pacific Partnership, United States, Wall Street on Jam5000000amFri, 09 May 2014 06:00:22 +000014 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The answer to Senator Sander’s question is simple enough. The Democratic and Republican Parties represent different factions of the 1 percent. So in that respect, the US is ruled by an oligarchy, aided and abetted by a corporate news media whose editors edit and omit all news articles that might allude to the truth. In addition, these editors sow the seeds of discord in their stories to pit the factions of the 99 percent against one another. More on this subject will be exposed this summer with stories from actual newspapers and television news programs.
It should also be pointed out that many of the oligarchs wield a controlling interest in both major political parties,notably Wall Street, Big Pharma, and Big Oil companies, such as Goldman Sachs. That’s one of the reasons why many people see little policy differences in the two parties, and what little there is, it is contrived and hovers around social issues, such as gay marriage, abortion and illegal immigration.
On all economic issues, the Republican Party and a large contingent of corporate Democrats, led by President Barack Obama and Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, make sure they possess enough votes to pass legislation that redistributes income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent, such as the looming Trans Pacific Partnership, which the Guardian newspaper calls Nafta on Steroids, and which is the largest treaty for redistributing income, wealth and political power (what little the 99 percent have) in the history of human kind, and which is supported by the vast majority of Republicans, and secretly negotiated and pushed mightily by President Obama.