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Publicly traded, limited liability corporations are the dominate forms of business structure today, as well as during the past 150 years. This form of business is in its barest form nothing more than “organized money.” The money of rich investors are united into one business, which essentially gives them oligarchic and or monopolistic powers in the various markets into which these business structures reach.

The Reagan tax cuts allowed these corporations and their investors to keep more of their ill gotten gains. They used this extra money to corrupt politicians, such as Wall Street Senator Ronnie Wyden, Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell. These corrupt politicians use their political clout to push more legislation that redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent, such as NAFTA and the looming Trans Pacific Partnership, which is the largest income redistribution treaty of all time. The also use their ill gotten gains to gain more tax cuts that destroy jobs, such as these so-called free trade treaties, which are nothing more than income redistribution treaties, and Wall Street Senator Ron “Useful Idiot” Wyden knows this.

The only thing that has been corrupted to the core by the money of the rich not mentioned in the cartoon above is the US Supreme Court. A lot of the lower courts have also been corrupted.

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The title of this headline says it all. Edward Snowden has a shot at the Nobel Peace Prize for letting us know about the unlawful surveillence program of the US government, which it has also used to spy on our international allies.

Snowden’s revellation was the third time the program has been revealed. In December 2005 the New York Times revealed the program on its front page. The following month, New York Times reporter James Risen’s book, State of War, was released. It revealed the extensive illegal NSA spy program, which had been initiated by the Bush regime. State of War made it to the best seller lists, and is in most public libraries. The Bush regime refused to press any charges against the Times or Risen.

The Obama regime has chased Snowden out of the nation for revealing an illegal activity by the government that was already outed by Risen and the Times. By some strange and unknown logic, the Obama administration has refused to press charges against Risen and the Times.

Go check out State of War at your local library, and then tell your neighbors that Edward Snowden is on the run from your government for revealing to the public an illegal government activity that you just read about in a book you found at the public library.

This strongly suggests the USA police state has arrived, and that the US Constitution has become a meaningless scrap of paper. In other words, both politically and economically, the game has been completely rigged against the 99 percent because the US government has been completely corrupted.

US Hero Edward Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize–Guardian UK

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His music had a profound influence on musical artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. His songs hit the top forty numerous times, including such classics as Turn! Turn! Turn!, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, and If I Had a Hammer. He stood up for the 99 percent against the depredations of the 1 percent and their lackeys in political office. Even politicians he supported, such as Franklin Roosevelt, felt his wrath via song, as demonstrated in the video below.

Seeger’s politics and willingness to stand up to government and corporate power got him to

“On July 26, 1956, the House of Representatives voted 373 to 9 to cite Pete Seeger and seven others (including playwright Arthur Miller) for contempt, as they failed to cooperate with House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in their attempts to investigate alleged subversives and communists. Pete Seeger testified before the HUAC in 1955.

In one of Pete’s darkest moments, when his personal freedom, his career, and his safety were in jeopardy, a flash of inspiration ignited a song idea. The song was stirred by a passage from Mikhail Sholokhov’s novel “And Quie Flows the Don”. The song was Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Around the world the song traveled and in 1962 at a UNICEF concert in Germany, Marlene Dietrich, Academy Award-nominated German-born American actress, first performed the song in French, as “Qui peut dire ou vont les fleurs?” Shortly after she sang it in German. The song’s impact in Germany just after WWII was shattering. It’s universal message, “let there be peace in the world” did not get lost in its translation. To the contrary, the combination of the language, the setting, and the great lyrics has had a profound effect on people all around the world. May it have the same effect today and bring renewed awareness to all that hear it. In the early sixties, the Kingston Trio scored a top ten hit with the song.

Seeger performed many time with outstanding other talent, such as Johnny Cash below.

More links on Pete Seeger below.

pete-seeger-dies-at-94-his-politics-in-music–US News and World Report

Peter Seeger 1919-2014–CBS News

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There are 600 corporate lobbyists helping to craft the latest income redistribution scam, called a free trade treaty. It’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The only US Senator ever called a “useful idiot” by a Nobel Prize winning economist once again shows that he’s Wall Street’s senator. The name of this useful idiot is Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden. Wyden has a 100 percent voting record when it comes to redistributing income from the 99 to the 1 percent. That’s what the TPP is all about. So, naturally, Wall Street’s useful idiot of a senator supports the treaty. The TPP is another rigged game, and like the politics in Washington DC, and in Wall Street Senator Useful Idiot’s office, it’s all about massive amounts of corruption that might make some third world dictators look downright honest.

If you want to discover what corporations are in on this scam, click the link below.

Unlike Everyone Else, Some Big Political Donors Know What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Money & Politics, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com.

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“As Ben S. Bernanke walks away from the Federal Reserve’s marble headquarters on the Mall here after presiding over his last policy meeting on Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy.

On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to drive down interest rates and stimulate the economy are widely credited by his peers with saving the nation from a second Great Depression, strengthening the economic recovery and leaving the nation’s financial condition poised to take off this year.

Yet those same policies have added momentum to one of the greatest surges in economic inequality in US history, helping the wealthiest Americans add to their enormous riches while the incomes of almost everyone else stagnated.”

What isn’t mentioned in Bernanke’s legacy is the probable wholesale corruption going on at the Federal Reserve. The primary purpose of the Fed appears to be to shield rich investors from any market forces they encounter that lessons their wealth. In other words, the Feds primary responsibility appears to be to rescue the rich from their own foolish decisions. This has opened the door to what appears to be a massive amount of corruption, both in the Fed and in the US government. See Breakdown of the $26 Trillion the Federal Reserve Handed Out to Save Incompetent, but Rich Investors–Johnhively.wordpress.com

As for the rest of Bernanke’s dubious legacy, click on the link below.

Ben Bernanke Leaves Legacy of Stimulus and Stagnation–The Sydney Morning Herald

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What Student Loans Do To Your Mind

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