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Free market creates monopoly - no market, no freedom

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Saturday. 10 Replies

Barry Lynn explains that a monopolist doesn't have to control 100% of a market. With the US having thousands of markets controlled as monopolies, we suffer the Economics of Destruction.What monopoly means is that a company has sufficient control of…Continue

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Turns out that lawsuits have rules (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 6. 4 Replies

So ... now that John Boehner and the House of Representatives have decided that the most important thing on their agenda is suing President Obama for having the unmitigated nerve to want to accomplish something during his second term of office, it…Continue

Tags: rules, president, Barack Obama, sue, John Boehner

An Open Letter to Congressman John Boehner

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 26. 2 Replies

Some days ago, Congressman John Boehner (R - Ohio) wrote an op-ed piece entitled, "…Continue

Tags: president, Barack Obama, sue, John Boehner

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 24, 2012 at 5:36pm
Comment by Lillie on June 21, 2012 at 5:50pm

Read the second most hopeful article this week at CNN.com

Sociologists of religion have observed that immigrants often become more religious after arriving in the United States. So it could be that Chinese Americans, who are roughly half unaffiliated, will become more Christian or more Buddhist over time. But for now it seems that Asian immigration is doing more than making America wealthier, more educated, and more liberal.

It may also be making the United States less religious.

By Stephen Prothero

CNN.com

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 19, 2012 at 12:04am

Lillie, you describe the situation accurately, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of government are bought and paid for. The one person/one vote is no more. Money buys our political representatives and citizens do not have a voice. This is a sad and true reality. 

May I recommend Democracy School material 

Democracy School On-Line 

It gives you information about why and how our government works, the laws and Supreme Court judgements that molded what we have. Both political parties are caught in a trap they can't get out of, just as a bear is caught in a trap. Candidates' minds are bound by principles that work for owners of capital but suck the wealth out of the owners of labor. 

I see no future in Democrat or Republican parties ... they are both already bought. A few lone wolves exist, i.e. Bernie Sanders, but laws are written and the Supreme Court passed judgment to create a nation for owners of capital and if we cannot recognize that, we will be putting our time, money, energy, loyalty down a bottomless pit. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2012 at 11:54pm

You state it correctly, Lillie. Money now buys Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government. 

May I suggest Democracy School material for you to read. It is a scathing indictment of our current political system. 

http://www.celdf.org/democracy-school-on-line

Democracy School On-Line

I shall not be voting Democrat or Republican this year. They may have different names, but they are mind-bound by economic theory that guarantees Booms and Busts. There is no other option, the design of their theories have them trapped as a bear is caught and don't know how to get free. If they knew how, they would.

There are other options.  

Comment by Lillie on June 18, 2012 at 3:40pm

I received this email today from a Democrat supporter.  What are we going to do?  I give what I can to the President's reelection but it is a pittance compared to this.

Sheldon Adelson recently donated $10 million of his personal fortune to a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's campaign, making him the biggest single donor to a candidate-specific super PAC and biggest donor to outside spending groups in the history of the United States.

Three upsetting things I want to say about this before I tell you that we shouldn't get upset:

     -- He's said that he's willing to go as high as $100 million to defeat Barack Obama.

    -- This kind of money could change the outcome of an election.

    -- For Sheldon Adelson, who's worth more than $20 billion, this donation is about the equivalent of $40 to a middle-class family.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 18, 2012 at 3:15pm

biz biz bizzzzz... oh that's how it works in 2012 okay!
http://upstart.bizjournals.com/resources/advice/2012/06/18/how-to-c...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 18, 2012 at 3:10pm

politi ecnomi.. and information.. hunger for...
http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/userdatarequests

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 16, 2012 at 4:38pm
Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 16, 2012 at 3:54pm
Comment by Lillie on June 16, 2012 at 12:28pm

Thank you, Joan, I would like to think I am an optimist but I am of an age with not much longer to live.  I am afraid there will not be many changes for the better during my lifetime.  My only hope is for the Republicans to lose control for the time being.  Maybe you can see the positive changes through.

 
 
 

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