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Video: Beautiful Country Burn Again, 39 min (tags)

October 13, 2018 Beautiful Country Burn Again Ben Fountain recounts the 2016 election and explores where he thinks the country is headed today.

The BRIC - States: World Economy on a Silk Thread (tags)

In 2013 for the first time since the beginning of European industrialization, the production volumes of the threshold- and developing countries will surpass the volumes of the triad. Sinking real investments is true for all `developed' countries.

Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)

class war

San Diego Queer Democrats Reject Progressive, Endorse Moderate for Congress (tags)

The San Diego Democrats for Equality, a predominantly Queer Democratic party club, decisively rejected the Congressional candidacy of progressive former Assemblymember Lori Saldaña at its regular meeting January 26. Instead they endorsed moderate Scott Peters on the ground that he'd be a better "fit" for the district, could raise more money and would have a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray.

Is America Broke? (tags)

Grover Norquist and his ice cream cone (tags)

"The anti-government activist Grover Norquist has told a similar story from childhood, in which his father would steal bites of his ice cream cone, labelling each bite "sales tax" or "income tax."

Public Workers’ Struggle Is Our Struggle (tags)

Though it ended in a setback when the Republican majority in the Wisconsin state legislature used legally dubious tactics to ram the bill through anyway, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip his state’s public workers of the right to form unions and bargain collectively has engendered nationwide resistance from America’s increasingly embattled working class. Tens of thousands of people from Wisconsin and elsewhere flooded Madison, the state capital, and occupied the capitol building to protest Walker’s policies, and the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate left the state for three weeks to deny Walker and the Republicans the votes they needed to eviscerate the state’s union movement. America’s working and middle classes need to stand strong and fight back in the face of these efforts by the corporate and radical Right to deny the non-rich any voice whatsoever in America’s politics.

Assemblymember Atkins Warns Queer Democrats on State Budget Cuts (tags)

California State Assemblymember Toni Atkins spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club February 24 and warned of two approaching deadlines coming up in the state legislature's budget deliberations: March 6, the ending of the special budget session called by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and March 10, the last day the legislature can vote to call a special election to extend the current state sales tax rates and vehicle licensing fees so that current Governor Jerry Brown's budget, which calls for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, can be enacted. Without that — and so far the Republican minority in the legislature has held firm to block any vote on the tax issue, which requires support from 2/3 of both houses of the legislature even to make it to the ballot — Brown and the Democratic majority will have to make $12.5 billion more in spending cuts, which will virtually end California state spending on health and welfare and eviscerate the state's already underfunded education system.

The Grover Norquist Project at Pacifica Radio (tags)

Whistleblowers as far back as 2005 warned that KPFA's budgets were not sustainable. Why were the warnings repeatedly disregarded?

Destroy Talk Radio and Fox News! (tags)

In order to reverse the seemingly inexorable march of American political and popular opinion to the Right, progressives and the Left in general MUST confront the power of talk radio and Fox News as Right-wing propaganda outlets that are brainwashing millions of Americans. This article, published as the editorial in the September 2010 Zenger's Newsmagazine, calls for a worldwide boycott of advertisers on talk radio and Fox News until the shareholders and managers of these corporations realize that their subsidy of Right-wing nutcase politics is going to hurt their bottom lines.

Does California Need a Constitutional Convention? (tags)

Does California need a constitutional convention? The question is being raised by a number of organizations, including the Bay Area Council — a group of business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area — and the California chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the Mexican-American Political Association, all of whom sent representatives to an August 1 meeting that attracted an overflow crowd to the Mission Valley library. The push for a convention is driven largely by the state's inability to govern itself effectively, hamstrung by the current constitution's 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget or raise taxes, Proposition 13, legislative term limits, legislative "safe seats" and initiatives that have put all but 7 percent of the budget outside the control of the political process.

California Apocalypse (tags)

Though a lot of so-called “progressives” voted no on the ballot measures on California’s May 19 special election ballot, the overwhelming defeat of these legislative compromises aimed at a short-term solution to California's budget problems has been a boon for the radical Right. For 43 years, ever since they elected Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966 and passed Proposition 13 in 1978, a cadre of radical-Right Republicans have been seeking to destroy the financial basis of California's government and thereby force the elimination of virtually all social welfare programs as well as scorched-earth cuts in education and health care. Now they’ve got their wish: after the budget dust settles, California will now no longer be in the business of helping working-class and lower-income people, and will instead be a low-tax,corporate-privilege Libertarian haven.

Exposing Employee Free Choice Act Front Groups Like The Coalition for a Democratic Workpla (tags)

Who are these Front Groups Against The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) ?

Naked Short Lie:Steve Forbes Brings Economic Pornography To Wardlaw-Hartridge High School (tags)

The earliest usage for the term 'naked short selling' or 'naked shorting' I have been able to verify is from an email to the U.S. SEC IN 1999.No academic or securities professional ever used it previously and Patrick Byrne's NCANS representative gave the Cheetah Club lap dance club in Las Vegas' address when a website was opened for that fraud in 2004 or 2005.I believe that had a professional or academic coined a term for counterfeitting of shares it might have been 'negative short selling' but because it was creating by a Washington,D.C. mafia composed of social perverts 'naked' was the only thing they could come up with. And Steve Forbes gives new meaning to the word pervert.

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Lauds D.C. Money Launderer James Dale Davidson ! (tags)

'But his( South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's)career took a dramatic turn after he heard James Dale Davidson, founder of the National Taxpayers Union, give what Sanford recalls as an "apocalyptic" speech about excessive government spending. Sanford decided to run for Congress, pledging to end the deficit, eschew pay hikes and serve only three terms.' - Dec 01, 2008 McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

If the American people (tags)

don't see through this we will become a fascist state

The Corporate State and the Welfare State (tags)

The idea of a "minimal state" may be passe. The author's two theses are: Liberalism is inconceivable without a strong state and liberalism undermines its own conditions of success. The modern welfare state is a child of democracy and can't be drowned in the bathtub.

Northern Rock,GB:Republican 'Libertarian' Ron Paul Lies About Naked Shorting (tags)

Dear SEC, I was only beginning to organize my thoughts about the Republican 'Libertarian' Ron Paul's statements re SHO to the SEC,(U.S Securities Exchange Commission),that were only recently posted here. However no sooner was I getting over the shock that Mr.Ron Paul was aiding the fraudulent penny stock naked shorting claim of his well heeled Libertarian pals such as the NTU founder James Dale Davidson, Porter Stansberry,Bill Bonner,et.al.,than 'news' came out of England that Northern Rock was a victim of 'naked short selling' as well.......

Pluristem Placentas,James D Davidson,Leumi Bank Israel Holocaust Victims,U.S.Stock Fraud (tags)

Below is a link to and quote from James Dale Davidson and his newsmax.con's spamming for the illegal Israeli-U.S. penny stock pump and dump scam called Pluristem that hopes to get 'oil from placentas' according to the tasteless con artist Davidson.As you will see if you follow the link the Beltway connected James Dale Davidson received 20 million of the Israeli scamsters' U.S. penny stock shares. If, for instance, he can keep the price at or above 5 U.S. cents as he sells or 'dumps' his 20 million shares he will make a million dollars or more on this one penny stock fraud alone ! And that can buy more influence in Washington !

Tim Mahoney,vFin,Venus,Florida Methodist Church,Sayed Mustafa and Islamic Usary (tags)

Mr.Mustafa seems to have a way of bending his own supposed religious rules.However in my humble opinion,by involvement in penny stock scams with his fellow right wing Christian or other business partners he is committing usary or worse.Perhaps Tim Mahoney or Leonard Sokolow at vFIN can explain to Sayed Mustafa how penny stock scheisters take a suckers money first and give worthless penny stock shares and then charge them steep interest on their own money as the worthless shares they were conned to purchase are dumped by insiders till all psychological value of the truly worthless shares is also lost.

Utah Gov Jon Huntsman,Senator Bennett, Hatch call Republican Senator Shelby 'a gangster' (tags)

If Patrick Byrne,the largest campaign contributer, or 'briber', of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., and Utah Senators Bob Bennett's and Orin Hatch's favorite 'securities' fraudster and Republican 'dirty tricks' financier says Alabama Republican Richard Shelby is a 'gangster'he must be speaking for them as well,after all all three of those right wing Mormon bozos support every lie he has had to offer so far as well as his generous Republican donations......

Endovasc,Montgomery,Texas:Stock Fraud and Mid East Money Launderer Dwight Cantrell is dead (tags)

Note the link to the Houston Chronicle obituary that does not mention either cause of death nor that Mr. Cantrell was a major 'player' in Endovasc of Montgomery,Texas,a penny stock fraud that dumped worthless penny stock shares around the world including through the Kuala Lumpur and Dubai boiler room Bellador Group.The Houston Chronicle and houston.bizjournals.com are both proof of why Texas needs its indymedias and Houston needs houston.indymedia.org . Thank you Houston and Texas indymedia people.The FBI certainly won't investigate either.

SEC Chris Cox,New York Rep.Peter King,CIA,Swift,NY Times,Republican stock f (tags)

This in truth is how Patrick and his billionaire daddy Jack Byrne donated to or bribed Republcans, both Utah and national,and gave over $1 million to them in the last presidential campaign alone! Patrick Byrne was also a big backer of the W Bush connected Swift Boat Captains Opposed To John Kerry.Don't you believe,Mr.King,that Republicans should raise political funds by other means than aiding stock frauds,penny stocks or other ?

New York Rep.Peter King,CIA,Swift,NY Times,Republican stock fraud (tags)

Speaking of 'Swift' as in 'Swift Boat Captains For George Bush',not Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication,Peter King's Republican colleague,the mad Utah Mormon Senator Bob Bennett as well as Orin Hatch and Republican Gov.Jon Huntsman are supporting a penny stock scam called National Coalition Against Naked Short Selling' or NCANS,founded by Overstock.com's Patrick Byne and anonymous penny stock promoter.I believe James Dale Davidson of 'Clinton kiled Vince Foster' fame is involved in this fraud as he was a similar 'anti-naked shorting' scam called NAANSS.Do a google search.

Tom DeLay,Titan Corp,Skyway Communications, 9/11,Cocaine Trafficking,and Bloody Murder (tags)

Daniel Hopsicker continues his own one man investigation into the Venice,Florida Saudi terrorist flight school of Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris pal, Wally Hilliard,putting our'establishment' media to shame and disgrace once again.New York Times,CNN,USA Today,Wall Street Journal, should all hide in shame,as well as CBS, NBC,ABC,et.al. Rupert Murdoch and Fox 'News' should be put on trial for aiding murder,torture and rape so vile.

Warren Buffett,apologist for Utah Overstock.com Patrick Byrne,Senator Bennett stock fraud (tags)

Mr. Buffett acknowledged that he has a "friend" who is very concerned with naked short selling, a reference to Patrick Byrne, the chairman and chief executive of Overstock.com, an online "close-out" retailer. He said that while the many companies that attract a lot of interest from short sellers "very often" are later revealed to be frauds, he noted that "The one my friend runs is not at all." Mr. Buffett and Mr. Byrne go back a long way; Mr. Byrne's father, Jack Byrne, was long-time head of Geico, Berkshire's automobile-insurance subsidiary. - from Wall Street Journal

SEC Commissioner Christopher Cox vows to bring James Dale Guckert/Jeff Gannon to Justice (tags)

According to a quote by Mr.Cox of a few days ago this would appear to be the case. The truth is more likely his and SEC attorneys' wish to gag both professional business journalists including at the WSJ as well as defrauded investors such as myself who wish to blow the whistle on SEC corruption and fraud.

SEC Covers Up UAE Money Laundering with U.S. Stocks (tags)

And some of that money laundering with this unaudited U.S.penny stock fraud's shares has been in the UAE's Dubai,Kuala Lumpur,Nicosia and through a California bank while W Bush has assured us, in order to run his deal with whoever in the UAE to surrender our ports,that the UAE has cleaned up its act and this kind of thing no longer occurs ! And the Securities Exchange Commission is harrassing business journalists to cover up such stock fraud and thus are also covering up money laundering and illegal pump and dump activities with U.S. penny stocks in the EAU for George W Bush,et.al. !

Utah Senator Bob Bennett,Overtock.con's Patrick Byrne,Tangled Up in Striptease Stock Scam (tags)

Interesting that the http://www.ncans.net 'naked short' penny stock mafia chose a strip joint or lap dance club in Las Vegas as its only address and now we find Steve Wark ex-Clark County Republican commissioner is connected to the fraud whose only known address is the Cheetah Club of Las Vegas,the only strip or lap dance club to my knowledge ever investigated, for whatever reason, under the Patriot Act.

New Jersey Star-Ledger,legislature conned by stock fraud Gary Valinoti ? (tags)

The fraud(stock manipulation and illegal pump and dump activity erroneously attributed to 'naked short sells' and 'FTD' or 'fails to deliver' by the criminals) is massive,Beltway connected and may include money laundering with penny stocks and other stock shares in terrorist suspect money laundering havens such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.Paradoxically Gary Valinoti is a pal of David Patch who in turn is James Dale Davidson connected.Davidson is founder of the Steve Forbes and Grover Norquist connected National Taxpayers Union that funded the effort to smear New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.And James Dale Davidson orchestrated the Richard Mellon Scaife funded 'Clinton killed Vince Foster' smear campaign against Bill Clinton ! Small world ain't it ?!

W Bush U.S. Petroleum-Trafficker-In-Chief addresses addicts (tags)

So W Bush sacrificed those of low income American soldiers and our National Guard who should have been at home protecting our shores and raising their children as well as women who should not have been on a battlefield in the first place and now he goes around Congress and the American people to make deal with United Arab Emirate Muslim fundamentalists to guard our ports,a job those dead soldiers and National Guard in Iraq should have been performing !

Israeli President Moshe Katzav aids massive penny stock fraud,possible money laundering (tags)

One can say of Saddam Hussein what they wish but to my knowledge Mr.Hussein never aided a penny stock fraud of a mafia connected con artist who may well be responsible for tens of millions of dollars if not well over $100,000,000 + in frauds against Americans caught up in his penny stock scams over the years. Israeli President Moshe Katzav gets credit for that....

Does Steve Forbes magazine cover up for National Taxpayers Union founder J.D.Davidson ? (tags)

Steve Forbes,shame on you for misleading your own reporter,and even worse your subscribers, about the true Beltway-Davidson origens of the 'anti-naked short selling' scam....It may be past time to ask the SEC to get the CIA out of stock investing.As they set a bad precedent.And other federal agencies may justify a similar scheme as the CIA and or NSA who both use the same IT that the GAO and the SEC and the White House etc etc all use and that appears to be SRA International's predominantly.

Privatizers reach for our public lands (tags)

Proposed "mining" law would open public lands to real estate developers at bargain-basement prices.

Is RagingBull Lycos profiting from penny stock scams,money laundering ? (tags)

Lycos began as a search engine at Carnegie Mellon and paradoxically its ragingbull.com that provides message boards that censor or delete critics or defrauded investors from posting and allow known penny stock frauds to continue and insiders to the scams to promote known penny stocks frauds is itself like a dark alley of the internet where search engines don't go.

The 9/11 Key to Political Transformation (tags)

There is now an enormous amount of scholarly evidence and expert testimony that a) clearly demonstrates the official 9/11 story is a sham, and b) supports the millions of New Yorkers who, according to a recent Zogby poll, believe that top US officials "consciously" allowed the attacks to happen and that we desperately need a new investigation now.

Reagan Replace Hamilton on the Ten-Spot? Not! (tags)

A move is afoot to supplant Alexander Hamilton’s image on the very currency he helped strengthen with that of a recently-departed president whose main political achievement was establishing style over substance. Should we put Ronald Reagan’s mouth (and the rest of his face, and for that matter, his hair) where our money is? For the answer, read on.

Rat in a Drain Ditch, Caught on a Limb (tags)

It’s been a long, dark, strange trip these past three-plus years, but rejoice, dear readers: Bush is toast! How can this be, you ask, and how can one be so sure? Read on, and be ye comforted: Find out why the Bushman goeth come November.

What's Behind the Attacks on the RCP and What's at Stake (tags)

On September 27, 2001, only 16 days after the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the Washington Times ran an article entitled "Communists, Go Home." Ostensibly in response to a long-planned Washington mobilization against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund by forces in the anti- globalization movement, this article was a very clear call to put communists in the government's crosshairs immediately after 9/11.

Anti-Social Security group defrauds the elderly with 'ARP' designation (tags)

The Alliance for Retirement Prosperity was founded by Republicans like Grover Norquist (president of Americans for Tax Reform) and Steve Moore (president of the Club for Growth), who view the elderly as dangerously selfish welfare-addicts.

When Are Nazi Comparisons Deplorable? (tags)

Bush supports object to MoveOn.com's Hitler ad, yet Rush Limbaugh routinely calls women's rights advocates "femi-Nazis" and the NY Post ran a column describing Howard Dean as a Josef Goebbels follower.

Arab American Leadership Conference a Huge Success (tags)

Some media outlets decided to focus on the unfortunate outburst of a few, many of whom were not Arab American, instead of focusing on the rest of the conference which was a very positive experience.

Bush's Big Tent is torn on the Right (tags)

Young white men--the conservative Republican base since Nixon--are embracing Schwarzenegger's moderate politics in California. This can only strain the GOP coallition of the Christian Right, Libertarian Economics, Free Trade, and Conservative Main Street greed.

Palast the Iconoclast (tags)

Palast interviews retired Lt. Colonel Bill Burkett of the Texas Air National Guard (TANG), who states on camera that shortly after George W. became Texas' governor in the 1990s, he witnessed a speakerphone call from the Texas governor's office to TANG, and overheard the caller tell Guard officers to "clean [Bush's] records from his files." Palast says that after the call, Burkett "asked the officers if they'd carried out the questionable orders, and they said 'absolutely.'

Taxing Times in California (tags)

The depths to which his California has fallen.

Bush Wants To Bankrupt America: There is Method To His Madness  (tags)

This plan is so obvious at this point that it is hard to believe because it is happening so fast and the Democrats and even conservative non- neo-con Republicans don't realize what Bush and his neo-con buddies are up to.

Understanding Neocon Strategy - Their "Big Picture" Vision (tags)

Ian Masters interviews Nicholas Confessore about the neocon's dream of creating a one party nation, and how this all fits into a bigger picture of shrinking government (except defense and corporate welfare), how Karl Rove and Grover Norquist fit into the picture, etc. Nicholas Confessore is the editor of the Washington Monthly, a highly respected academic journal published by a think-tank with mainstream and conservative board members like Brent Scowcroft. This is not marginal views from the left. These are mainstream views that sharply criticize the total insanity that is the George W. Bush junta.

Drip, Drip, Drip (tags)

Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth, triumphantly predicts the result of the Bush tax cuts; "local towns or cities are going to say: 'Hell, no! You're not going to raise my taxes. Get rid of the welfare programs!' ''

Duped and Betrayed: "Bipartisanship is another name for date rape." (tags)

Will "moderates" - the people formerly known as "conservatives" - ever learn? Today's "conservatives" - the people formerly known as the "radical right" - don't think of a deal as a deal; they think of it as an opportunity to pull yet another bait and switch.

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