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US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is either too stupid, too politically corrupt, or too ideologically corrupt to be the next member of the United States Supreme Court. This guy actually believes that an idea has the same rights, responsibilities and legal protections as any person in the United States. Gorsuch is no dummy, so he must be financially or ideologically corrupt.

Gorsuch believes business corporations are people. That’s been the slogan repeated by conservatives for over a hundred years, and yet, corporations are purely and only an idea of a business structure that sprang forth from somebody’s mind and not from a woman’s womb. Conservatives faked not figuring out the difference between a mind and a womb a long time ago, and in particular they faked they didn’t understand the legal difference between an “idea” from a human mind and a person from a “woman’s womb.” This concept does not befuddle them. Far from it, but the concept that corporations are persons has been used to twist the law in the favor of the rich and against the 99 percent. That is the sole purpose of using this lie in legal matters.

Government enacted legislation that provided a legal framework for business corporations to exist, and within the legal framework were the words “artificial person.” As any honest judge who looks to the US Constitution for original intent can determine, the word “artificial” does not appear in the great document, and therefore anybody with half a brain can determine that ideas called business corporations have no legal rights via the US Constitution. But this is a game to rig the law in favor of the rich and powerful. Besides, if somebody calls a dog a human being, does that make the dog a human being? Of course not. Gorsuch is no dummy. He knows all this, but his agenda has always been to increase the wealth and prosperity and political power of the rich at the expense of the 99 percent, and so he will maintain this lie of an idea being legally equal and having the same legal protections as real people.

Corporations are the principal conduit through which income and wealth are redistributed from the 99 to the 1 percent. For example, Wall Street would not exist in its present parasitic form if corporations did not exist. Conservatives, and I should point out certainly not all of them, pushed the legal idea that corporations are persons simply to twist the laws in their favor. They’ve done a great job.

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren said it best about Wall Street Supreme Court candidate Neil Gorsuch;

“On the bench (Gorsuch), his judicial decisions show a remarkable ability to shape and re-shape legal arguments in ways that benefit large corporations and disadvantage ordinary people seeking justice. In the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores case, when he had to choose between the “rights” of corporations and the rights of women, Gorsuch sided with corporations. In consumer protection cases, when he had to choose between the “rights” of corporations and the rights of swindled consumers, Gorsuch sided with corporations. In discrimination cases, when he had to choose between the “rights” of corporations and the rights of employees to be free from harassment and abuse, Gorsuch sided with corporations.

Gorsuch has taken positions that are even more extreme than his extremely conservative colleagues. When it comes to the rules that protect public health and safety, Gorsuch is more radical than Scalia was. Gorsuch believes that courts should not be required to defer to expert agency interpretations of their governing laws. If he had his way, he’d make it even easier for corporations to challenge health and safety rules that prevent them from polluting our air and water, poisoning our food, undermining public safety, or cheating people out of their hard-earned savings.

Big companies and rich right-wing billionaires are spending top dollar to help a judge like Gorsuch get over the finish line. But that’s not how our court system is supposed to work. Our courts are supposed to be neutral arbiters, dispensing justice based on the facts and the law — not the party with the most money or political power.” (Click here for Warren’s complete op-ed on Gorsuch)

If the Democrats gave a rat’s ass at all about the 99 percent, and most don’t because they primarily represent their billionaire benefactors, they would fight tooth and nail and nuclear bomb against Gorsuch, who is nothing more than a corrupt legal assassin of the bottom 99 percent.

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why gas prices are high and going higher

Look at the graph above. Why are gas prices going up and up when production is going up and up? Why are gas prices going up and up compared to a few years ago when production was going down and down? The answer is simple. Gas prices do not respond to supply and demand. They respond to market control. And the market is 100 percent controlled by the oil companies, which are able to do so because governments are owned by Wall Street and Big Oil and a few other economic sectors.

So what happened to peak oil back in 2001 since production is going up and up? The answer once again is simple.

Peak oil is a myth created by the oil corporations to justify jacking up their prices beyond what supply and demand would dictate. How do we know that we’re past peak oil? We don’t know. We only have the word of the oil companies on that, and they would always lie to us in a heartbeat, as they always have.

There is an alternate reality that is probably much closer to the truth. Peak Oil is a thousand years into the future. Oil is plentiful and easy to drill for. But if people knew the truth, gasoline prices would likely be closer to around .50 cents a gallon.

This suggests that current gasoline prices are a scam to redistribute income from the 99 percent to the 1 percent via higher corporate earnings, rising share prices and larger dividends than would otherwise be the case.

Click the link below for a look at gasoline prices around the world, and remember this, the United States is a net exporter of oil starting in 2011, and that was for the first time in over sixty years. Production is up  since the article below came out.

Gasoline Prices Around the World–The Atlantic Magazine

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High Tech/Wall Street Senator Orrin Hatch is pushing Congress to expand programs to attract skilled foreign workers. The high tech industry claims “that foreign students graduating from U.S. universities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are typically “the best and the brightest,” i.e., exceptionally talented innovators in their fields.” That’s a lie. There is no evidence supporting the claim of the industry, or of the lying Hatch.

According to a study by the Economic Policy Institute, “The assertion that the foreign graduates offer superior skills or ability relative to U.S. graduates is found not to be supported by the data:

On a variety of measures, the former foreign students have talent lesser than, or equal to, their American peers.
Skilled-foreign-worker programs are causing an internal brain drain in the United States.”

Hatch is simply engaging in class warfare on behalf of his corporate masters. There is no need to expand the H1B visa since most of the jobs offered by the top ten high tech firms that use those visas outsource or offshore the vast majority of the jobs filled by users of the H1B visa.

By the way, if somebody showed Hatch the lie of his position, he wouldn’t change it to reflect reality. That’s not what Wall Street and the High Tech Industry pay him for. They pay him to enact legislation that financially rapes the American people on behalf of the 1 percent. He does it well.

Click the link below for the full story.

Foreign tech students are not the best or the brightest, Americans are–Economic Policy Institute

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