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UK Elections: Business As Usual Triumphs (tags)
The Average Vegan Weighs 23 Lbs Less Than The Average Nonvegetarian (tags)
While a newspaper columnist promotes toxic food, numerous studies establish that vegans and fruitarians are more slender and healthful
The Corporate Tax Rate Debate, 30pp (tags)
Lower taxes on corporate profits not linked to job creation
Brazilians Demand Social Justice (tags)
The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits (tags)
Comparisons with Other Countries: Americans pay a smaller proportion of total income in taxes than do people in any other advanced capitalist economy. as in Western European countries.
The high cost of private profit in health care (tags)
The extra money, extracted from people and from government, are massive subsidies for corporate profit, and gigantic payouts for executives and financiers.
Income Inequality Undermining American Democracy (tags)
This is NOT a study of my own, merely a pointer to a piece published by the New York Times, dealing with growing income inequality, undermining US democracy.
The Tax System is Out of Control (tags)
Citi-group and Bank of America operate many branch offices in tax havens. The use of tax havens deprives the state of $100 billion annually. "These tax havens accelerate the transfer of assets from local communities and the global South to the bank accounts of the richest..."
Social and Economic Inequality in Israel (tags)
Camino Nuevo Staff Admonishing Echo Park Community to "Fact Check?" (tags)
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's paid staff are the first to tout statistics, except when those statistics reflect poorly on them. Here's a rebuttal to their fact checking admonishments. Ultimately, the battle for CRES 14 comes down to who should control our schools -- public or private?
Social Injustice in Israel (tags)
the data will surprise most people
Potential Impact of Health Reform on the (tags)
Potential Impact of Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health Insurance
22 Statistics (tags)
We urgently need alternatives to a future of stagnation and deficits. The community centers in Vancouver B.C. have a multiplier effect as surrogate counseling and class possibilities. Social justice, solidarity and sharing open doors.
Joseph Stiglitz: Harsh lessons we may need to learn again (tags)
"The best that can be said for 2009 is that it could have been worse, that we pulled back from the precipice on which we seemed to be perched in late 2008, and that 2010 will almost surely be better for most countries around the world. ,,"
Goodbye GM, by Michael Moore (tags)
"It is with sad irony that the company which invented "planned obsolescence" -- the decision to build cars that would fall apart after a few years so that the customer would then have to buy a new one -- has now made itself obsolete.."
Banks Get a Bailing Grade (tags)
The average person is incensed over pyramid-king Bernie Madoff, CEO bonuses, lavish executive junkets and the diamond-studded safety nets gifted big business. But public outrage is deficient in the realm I call banking’s black hole of incompetence, a bureaucratic void which seems to suck intelligence, ability and reason from bank employees
The Limits of the US as Teacher (tags)
"Ivan average consumer supports the new self-confident policy of the Kremlin and hardly worries about democracy and human rights. The West must free itself from the illusion its own values can be forced on countries. The change must come from within."
OMG, the stats are right ! check them out for yourself. (tags)
Wondering about rumors and exaggerations, we checked some stats and found these... see what they say about you, us, and 'them" too
GREEDY U.S.Banks & Real Estate Cos."Created" this Financial Apocalypse!!! (tags)
In fact the "corruption and blatant greed" of big American banks and real estate companies precipitated today's financial crisis!
Urgent! Sign Bernie Sander's bailout alternative petition! Let the wealthy pay! (tags)
Please sign this petition from Bernie Sanders which outlines an alternative proposal to the Wall Street financial bailout, which taxes the wealthy rather than ordinary working Americans! Please forward and tell your friends! Thank you!! :-)
Wall St's "Melt Down" is Ronald Reagan's "Legacy" on a Silver Platter! (tags)
The Scary Ghost of Ronnie Reagan: The Dow fell almost 450 points and the Nasdaq fell nearly 5 percent in its worst day since the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in 2001 as rattled investors worried about who could be the next victim of the global credit crisis.
addressing the global crisis (tags)
The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it.
Bell Case:Courts, Police, Democrat Obama v Workingclass (tags)
The outrage at the Sean Bell verdict must be NATIONWIDE. This is an escalation of the police state terror against the workingclass and Democrat Barack Obama, the millionaire, warmonger, pro-death penalty candidate for president, announces that he supports the fascist verdict.
The Insular Conservative: John Winston Howard (tags)
The Federal Minister of Employment and Workplace Relations (big) Joe Hockey was forced this week to draw his leader’s attention to the oppressive reality facing average working Australians. Crushing debt, loss of penalty rates and other entitlements have forced many Australian families to the wall. Mortgagee sales in working class areas throughout the nation have increased at an alarming rate. John Howard, the darling of big business and the Corporate sector wondered why the common people were not eating cake!
Lack of lake ice a harbinger of things to come (tags)
Jim Stevens, Staff Writer Sussex Sun
Glaciers (water supply) Melting 6 X Faster Than '80s (tags)
"They melted on average about 1.6 times faster annually this decade compared with the 1990s, and about six times faster than in the 1980s."
How the Rich Become Richer and the Poor Poorer (tags)
The rich become richer by taking more from the poorer and the poor.. How long will humanity fall to capitalism and the asocial drives of a small clique of beneficiaries?.. We can't afford the rich.
NOAA REPORTS 2006 WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR U.S. (tags)
[Surprise, surprise, surprise! Actually the biggest surprise is that the Bush Administration officials have allowed this report to be published.]
The Water Question In the Occupied Lands (tags)
Israel steals the Palestinian's water then sells it back to them at 15 times the price the illegal Israeli settlers pay
First 7 Months of 2006 Hottest Ever Recorded in U.S. (tags)
by Michael Neuman
Death Penalty, $250 Million Tax Burden (tags)
California taxpayers will spend an average of $200 to over $275 million for each prisoner on death row; and most of that cost is related to the high cost of capital trials, housing the death row inmate, the high cost for defense counsel and the tens of millions required to appeal convictions.
BTL:The Ecological Footprint Offers a Tool to Measure Human Consumption of... (tags)
...Resources ~ Interview with Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Around the world, the Death Penalty is being Abolished (tags)
The death penalty is being abolished in country after country. In 1977 only 16 countries had abolished the death penalty for all crimes, while today the number is 86. Every western European country has abolished the death penalty. An average of three countries per year are currently abolishing the death penalty.
Only the Rich Profit from US Growth (tags)
"The same Congress since 1997 has consistently rerfused to raise the minimum wage from $5.15.. The founding fathers defined their new form of government as government by the people for the people. In the meantime US democracy has become government by the rich for the rich.."
America Is Bankrupt (tags)
09/12/05 "Lewrockwell" -- -- A recent trip to the United States – after a three-year absence – showed me how far the country and its people have deteriorated in a short period of time. Americans are bankrupt. They are bankrupt at every possible level: spiritually, morally, educationally. The country’s economy has deteriorated to the level of a Philippines or a Thailand (and I mean no disrespect to the Philippines or Thailand – I love those places).
Anarchy Is Not the Answer (tags)
Anarchy is not the answer for activists or independent media outlets that take their business of reform seriously. Independent Media groups and activists around the country (no matter how loosely organized) can not afford the luxury of either acting like, or being labeled, anarchists.
The grass is not greener (tags)
Poor Euros. More evidence of the failure that is socialism. Socialists destroy the incentive to work and yet claim to support "Labor."
Top 100 'poor' on social impact (tags)
A new report by a pro-business consultancy reveals corporate responsibility is sorely lacking among the world's top 100 firms, especially in the US.
Energy Disinformation (tags)
Over 800 US fatalities in Iraq so far (tags)
The total US fatalities just passed the 800 mark today. The total for the whole coalition is over 900. For the month of May, there has been an average of 2.78 coalition fatalities per day. The average since the war began is 2.11 per day.
We Are Not Stupid (tags)
The elite corporate media thinks that the masses that are stupid, it is they who are stupid for believing the corrupt corporate pr machine.
Six Social Security Myths (tags)
Alan Greenspan got a lot of people talking about Social Security last month by pointing out that future funds won't be enough to fund future obligations. What a surprise! What is far more surprising, however, is how much the continued fallout exposes our collective ignorance about Social Security.
George W Bush and the real state of the Union (tags)
Today the President gives his annual address. As the election battle begins, how does his first term add up?
Poverty in America (tags)
From Robert Rector and Kirk Johnson
On the Ground, Straight From the Top (tags)
U.S. military commanders throughout Iraq have been saying for months -- almost unequivocally -- that they are winning the war against Iraqi insurgents, religious extremists and foreign terrorists in their sectors. This, even as attacks against U.S. forces increased across the country and a series of high-profile bombings and helicopter shoot-downs helped create the impression in the world media that the insurgents were gaining ground. Vernon Loeb, defense correspondent for The Post, asked commanders from the four major U.S. Army divisions in Iraq why they thought they were winning, and what they used as measures of success. Responding via e-mail, they had plenty to say. Excerpts:
The Collapse of the Middle Class (tags)
There has always been a wealthy elite in this country, and there has always been a gap between the rich and the poor. But the disparities in wealth and income that currently exist in this country have not been seen in over a hundred years. Today, the richest one percent own more wealth than the bottom ninety-five percent, and the CEOs of large corporations earn more than 500 times what their average employees make.
JUST ANOITHER BUSH LIE (tags)
a jobless recovery is no recovery
SECURITY OFFICERS UNION - SPFPA - JOIN US TODAY (tags)
The SPFPA has approximately 20,000 active members in the United States, SPFPA is the largest International Union of Security, Police and Fire Protection Officers in America today!
Does macho-flash language work? (tags)
Many Libertarians who engage in name-calling or macho-flashing believe that our "absolute truth" is so clear that people should embrace it after hearing our slogans, and so virtuous that anyone who opposes it must be evil or stupid.
What Is Evil? (tags)
I invite one to examine the Constitution for language that authorizes the Federal Government to become involved in an individual's education. There is none. Evil, therefore, is any Congressman who voted (in willful violation of his Oath of Office) for any bill involving the FedGov with education.
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Best Antidote to Bush Reich: an Anti-Indifference Vaccine? (tags)
Due to their laziness and indifference, most Americans have failed to learn about any philosophical point of view but their own. And most don't even go that far (just try questioning the average citizen closely about the contents of the Constitution - even the Cliff Notes version!). Instead, there is the vague but firmly held "belief" that God likes us best. Based on what, it is hard to determine.
Family Compensation for Miltary Deaths (tags)
There are a few inequities that need to be addressed. I know my fans at Indymedia will help me get the word out. I'm counting on you Diogenes, Sheepdog, and X.
Tell Ford to improve gas mileage! (tags)
Cars and light trucks guzzle 40% of U.S. oil and emit 20% of the nation's carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution. Each gallon of gasoline burned pumps 28 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere-19 from the tailpipe and nine pounds from upstream refining, transporting and refueling.
WHEN DUCT–TAPE ISN’T ENOUGH (tags)
Commentary above the myopic Hollywood anti-war movement and suggestions for defanging it.
BECOME THE MEDIA!!!! (tags)
BECOME THE MEDIA!!! I need help to do it though. Help please!!!!
AFL-CIO tells Bush and Congress: Get real on the economy (tags)
(see related story below) The AFL-CIO charged in a Jan. 27 report that, despite President Bush’s rosy claims, the economy is in worse shape than it was two years ago when measured by all the key indicators important to working families.
Good news (tags)
In know you hate it, but things are getting better. Once again, thank you Walter E. Williams. We are so lucky to have you around.
Average Medical Malpractice Payouts Only $43,000; Virtually Unchanged in 10 Yrs (tags)
Refuting insurance company claims of "exploding" medical malpractice costs, a new analysis shows that negligence payouts average only $42,607.03, only slightly more than a decade earlier -- $39,093.31. As a percentage of national health care expenditures, malpractice costs are at an all time low, 0.55 percent. [And yes, the insurance companies, too, are looking for a government bailout.]
American Airlines Prez/CEO in Pain (tags)
For Donald J. Carty, President and CEO of AMR Corporation (Ft. Worth, TX—parent company of American Airlines), laying off 20,000 or more American Airlines employees is "one of the hardest things [he’s] had to do" in his two decades or so with AMR.
I am the average American... (tags)
I am the average American...
UltramegaSoulBuyer.com Inc. monopolizes Breathable Oxygen market (tags)
If Someone were to have told your grandparents that someday they would have to pay for water they would have laughed at you. They would have had a reason to. In the world they believed they lived in, it was inconceivable that something so fundamental and abundant as water would someday be limited and thusly, exploited. Yes. Exploited. They would have probably said something to the effect of “do they charge for air in this futureland too?” We laugh. Of course that would never happen. How could something so fundamental and abundant as....Oh shit.
yes, non violent (tags)
I wish I was as optimistic (tags)