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Thread: The Glorious Free Market Capitalization
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22661) 3 hours ago

Surcharge on CEO pay over 100x workers wage:

"Portland Adopts Surcharge on C.E.O. Pay in Move vs. Income Inequality"


"Moving to address income inequality on a local level, the City Council in Portland, Ore., voted on Wednesday to impose a surtax on companies whose chief executives earn more than 100 times the median pay of their rank-and-file workers."

Now that is promising. We need actions like this to sweep across this nation! Never give up! Seeds planted eventually grow.....

Social Security is easy to fix as Bernie Sanders describes:


It's such a farce that there is anything to "save" with regard to Social Security. It's bait and switch to keep people nervous and anxious and worried and FEARFUL. It's fear mongering. Wake up people!

Watch RT.com at 9pm tonight. John Pilger's documentar "A Coming War on China"

Go to: https://www.rt.com/ and click "Live"

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22661) 4 hours ago

Once Trump is sworn in and the raping and pillaging begins (or continues, depends how you look at it, maybe worsens is a better word), the American people will need to show their mettle more than ever. I think protesters will face repression by a Trump gov't like we have never seen before. This is why I think a free press is so important right now. If protest faces repression and there is no free press to report it we are screwed.

Re. Social Security in tRUMPland USA ...

caveat ...

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22661) 4 hours ago

Any changes to Social Security should be put to a plebiscite. The people should decide something as important as that.

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22661) 4 hours ago

The great John Pilger agrees with me that a free press is important.It is the only profession protected in the Constitution for that reason.

Watch this great episode of The Big Picture from last night where he says that very thing:


Also, tonight at 9:00pm on RT.com RT America, is that new documentary by Pilger "The Coming War on China"

:) The vets at Standing Rock were awesome, I agree. Will they be there at the inauguration and will they help the folks in the Department of Energy that are getting singled out now for believing in climate change? There is a lot to fight back about, people need to be informed and have courage, not be cowed into silence by bullies.

Thread: The Glorious Free Market Capitalization
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22661) 4 hours ago

I agree with you, my hopes are probably futile. I agree that we should all stop buying their crap immediately. Take our money out of their banks, stop buying stuff, stop supporting a system that is against us. All they understand is money so that is where we need to hit them.

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 6 hours ago

you are most likely right - if we allow him to get away with it!

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 2 points by windyacres (1197) 18 hours ago

I agree it's not ideal to depend on journalists, but we not only need journalists, we need lawyers! Push back needed immediately without violence.

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (32920) from Coon Rapids, MN 19 hours ago

the american people have been asleep for much too long. no real change has ever occurred in this country without serious disruption. i am thinking (hoping?) that we will see that type of disruption and more.

You may get your wish!

Things were bad - and people finally started to protest.

Now we have Drumpf in office and he seems dead set on making things horrific. Look at his appointments and you can plainly see where every important public protection is gonna be destroyed - if he can get away with it.

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by grapes (4672) 1 day ago


I see cowpie(s) in the sky for all. Do you see what I see?

Do you hear what I hear? Texass farts!

People everywhere, better practice saying, "Oh, my goodness!" as foretold by the king.

Eros uses (silver and lead but) no gold in his arrows although the New White Geez Louise does.

Dammit. Janet! Beaver-time? Cesspool Spring.

Thread: The Glorious Free Market Capitalization
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1578) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 day ago

Hope for the enlightenment of politicians and their rich handlers on one hand and shit in the other. A better plan is to use shitty hands to build a subsistence farm to get you and yours thru the coming dark age.

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by grapes (4672) 1 day ago

Send the oligarchs pictures of their family members accompanied by a rose( because the rose had been dedicated to Eros ) or a Valentine card with this. The bloody rose at 3:08 has silver thorn for a reason, from a type of arrows of Eros. The 82nd Airborne drinking a beer en route to Beethoven's 5th Symposium on Fate can deliver the message as recorded on the globalized helpline. 82nd and 5th is where the exquisite bronze statue of the sleeping Eros lies in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York. Downstream through the synchronized(rendered so-so by security jam) traffic lights is the New White Geez Louise. Godspeed. Taxi!

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 1 day ago

ok beauty, you know i think you are great but lets look at the possibilities here. the american people have been asleep for much too long. no real change has ever occurred in this country without serious disruption. i am thinking (hoping?) that we will see that type of disruption and more. i know too many people who have never talked about politics before and now they are paying attention. now they are thinking of going to washington in january.

as i said before the indians will not back down this time - the vets are standing with them. if the rest of us fall in line - send money - our bodies or just letters trump will have a country that is ungovernable. doesn't matter who is in his cabinet if we fight back. ok well you get my point - i think we have an opportunity here that we would not have had if hillary was elected. as howard zinn said -"it doesn't matter who is sitting in the white house - it matters who is sitting in outside the white house."

lastly i think you got it wrong about jfk but that is for another day - he was a hard line type and was not going to change the country like some think. read chomsky on that subject

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 1 day ago

if you are right and we need the journalists then i think we are in real trouble. maybe the indians and the vets will start the whole thing off like standing rock. that was awesome no? probably not done yet but still the best thing i have seen since occupy

Thread: The Glorious Free Market Capitalization
[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22661) 1 day ago

Re: Donald Trump and his cabinet of oligarchs. I keep thinking of the movie Carrie when she plunges her hand out of the ground and of Voldemort and how Harry finally takes him down, but it ain't easy.

Maybe this really is the last gasp of neoliberalism in all it's glory as it falls to it's death. But, to suffocate it we're gonna have to be strong and the people are going to have to come together, not to mention those in the Senate and Congress. Will they finally show their humanity and stand up for what is right rather than the almighty dollar? Time will tell.

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22661) 1 day ago

This feels like a coup d'etat that began with the assassination of JFK. An orderly progression toward oligarchy culminating in a Presidential cabinet of billionaires.


How do we free ourselves?

Thread: Latest Polls
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22661) 1 day ago

The push back has to be big. And, we need journalists, real journalists who have some semblance of a reputation left, to speak out. They need to put this country in front of their corporate jobs and not be feared into silence.

Consider Trump's cabinet selections so far & what would Varoufakis have to say about it?

TREASURY: "Trump Picks Foreclosure King Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary"


EPA: "EPA fears 'unprecedented disaster' for environment over Scott Pruitt pick"


EDUCATION: "Betsy DeVos: Secretary Of Privatization"


HUD: Ben Carson, need I say more?

COMMERCE: "Meet Wilbur Ross, who once bailed out Trump in Atlantic City and is now his pick for Commerce secretary"


DEFENSE: "Trump 'surprised' by Mattis waterboarding comments"


LABOR: "Angered at talk of raising the minimum wage, Carl's Jr. CEO (Puzdner) intends on replacing human workers with machines."


TRANSPORTATION: "President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the sprawling Transportation Department made $1.2 million while overseeing Wells Fargo as a director during the period the bank has admitted to creating millions of fake accounts."


And, that's not even the whole shameful list. American people who woke up during the primary with Bernie better stay woke and get active.

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 2 days ago

maybe you will have some idea of what nomi prins is saying here - let me know if you need clarification! - "Given his cabinet picks so far, it’s reasonable to assume that The Donald finds hanging out with anyone who isn’t a billionaire (or at least a multimillionaire) a drag. What would there be to talk about if you left the Machiavellian class and its exploits for the company of the sort of normal folk you can rouse at a rally? It’s been a month since the election and here’s what’s clear: crony capitalism, the kind that festers and grows when offered public support in its search for private profits, is the order of the day among Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. Forget his own “conflicts of interest.” Whatever financial, tax, and other policies his administration puts in place, most of his appointees are going to profit like mad from them and, in the end, Trump might not even wind up being the richest member of the crew.

Only a month has passed since November 8th, but it’s already clear (not that it wasn’t before) that Trump’s anti-establishment campaign rhetoric was the biggest scam of his career, one he pulled off perfectly. As president-elect and the country’s next CEO-in-chief, he’s now doing what many presidents have done: doling out power to like-minded friends and associates, loyalists, and — think John F. Kennedy, for instance — possibly family.

Here, however, is a major historical difference: the magnitude of Trump’s cronyism is off the charts, even for Washington. Of course, he’s never been a man known for doing small and humble. So his cabinet, as yet incomplete, is already the richest one ever. Estimates of how loaded it will be are almost meaningless at this point, given that we don’t even know Trump’s true wealth (and will likely never see his tax returns). Still, with more billionaires at the doorstep, estimates of the wealth of his new cabinet members and of the president-elect range from my own guesstimate of about $12 billion up to $35 billion. Though the process is as yet incomplete, this already reflects at least a quadrupling of the wealth represented by Barack Obama’s cabinet.

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 2 days ago

many here have no idea what grapes is saying and he likes it that way. you on the other hand are very clear in what you say - that is good. the problem is that what you say is largely incorrect. knock off the ivory tower shit. mostly working people here - if you are trying to cause trouble through disinformation keep it up. if you want a real dialogue then shape up working boy - so far you do not get to claim to speak for the working man. more honesty is required for that

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 2 days ago

it saved very few jobs and cost how much brenty? how much?? anybody can give corporations money to stay - that has been going on forever no?? your boy said he would tax them and punish them not pay them - am i wrong about that? lastly you know nothing about me or it seems ows. yea that little boy facts are fun is a dem but not ows. time to get a grip - no problem if you want to support trump but let's try to be honest. so far you seem to have trouble in that department - are you misinformed or deliberately twisting the facts?

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by grapes (4672) 2 days ago

Nonsense doesn't actually exist but ignorance does(e.g., I didn't even understand my Mom, having been with her virtually every day for decades!). The most efficient communication patterns appear to be just random noise. 》Muß es sein? Es muß sein! Die Essenz der Kommunikation ist der Zufall.《

If astronomers spot an earth-like planet suitable for life emitting a powerful radiowave spectrum of what appears to be random noise, they have probably found an intelligent and technologically advanced lifeform. Are we alone in the Universe? If such discovery has been made, we are Not alone anymore!

We're getting Trump, I believe. Hard working people (who enjoy "clean coal" and "gourmet poo") will say, "We gave ourselves Trump and we lost again, even worse than Bush and Clinton." Trump's "good" intentions are not good enough if he appoints foxes to guard the chicken coops. When has a leopard ever lost its spots? Have you figured out how hard working people had been screwed over by Obama's administration yet? How did that come to pass with a self-proclaimed Progressive in charge?

Trump couldn't even figure out how and why crude oil prices jumped up or down nearly instantaneously at the mere rumors of OPEC's intentions and pronouncements. He lived through superstorm Sandy. I guess Manhattanites of lesser intelligence will finally "get it" when the original Fulton Fish Market(why were there no takers of the downtown property for so long although it supposedly had "increased value"?), the True and ancient stock exchange of New York, hangs out the sign that says: "Catch your own. Live. Free."

New York, New York has and has had not-so-urbane combat zones where even the police fear for their own lives to tread into - there may even be criminals' "tanks." It has Other types of "zones," of course.

Thread: Curing Parasitic Diseases
[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (32920) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 days ago

I suppose you are overjoyed that fossil fuel has been given the control of the EPA.