Jan 31, 2014

Fwd: From 47 cents to $11 a day

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Jan 26, 2014

Fwd: News of the Week: Peace & Union Edition! Syria, South China Sea, Space, Afghanistan, Unions, Boeing, MLK!

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Syria Peace Conference: the Obama administrations' Orwellian subterfuge


It is difficult to call this week's gathering in Montreux, Switzerland, a "peace conference" on Syria, since the U.S. and its allies are determined to change the regime by force of arms. Washington has forged an "unholy alliance with its "Wahhabi allies from Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda," who act as America's "boots on the ground."

Interview with 'Save our Unions' author


Jack Rasmus interview with Steve Early looks at the past four decades of partial victories, and numerous defeats, suffered by union labor in America, and what needs to be done for unions to rise again and play the vital economic and social role they once did.

Warmongers monger: When will we ever learn?


O happy day for militarists and weapons makers! China is asserting its right to islands that were captured fair and square by Japan in 1895. Actually, China has protested Japan's ownership of certain islands near China at least since 1879, when China asked Ulysses S. Grant to keep Japan from annexing Okinawa, including Yaeyama. But now, China has claimed airspace that challenges Japanese and US hegemony in the South China Sea. This is great for war business!

MLK - Beyond the Dreamer


In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. struggled with what are best understood as existential challenges as he began to move toward an ever-more-profound and radical understanding of what would be required to deal with the nation's domestic and international problems.

The direction he was exploring, I believe, is far more relevant to the realities we now face than many have realized—or have wanted to realize.

Rejecting the Rule of Law - In Space


The U.S. Now Backs a "Code of Conduct" for Space, Instead of a Legally Binding Treaty to Ban Space Weapons. The U.S. has been the only nation to block every vote to begin negotiations on such a treaty, with Israel generally abstaining in support.

Karzai must stand up to US war crimes


Interview with Green Shadow Cabinet Secretary of Defence, Leah Bolger, on the response of the Afghan government to US warcrimes.

The Afghanistan War is now the longest in US history.

"Shamefully... the American people have gained nothing. The people who have gained in this war is what we call the Military Industrial Complex - the defence contractors the makers of the weapons, who have made a lot of money on this war, and they want to see it continue." - Leah Bolger

Boeing workers speak out


Jack Rasmus follows up his article Boeing Workers Forced Into Massive Concessions with interviews of Boeing workers who were forced into massive concessions by a combined offensive by Boeing Corp., in alliance with politicians, their International Union office, and suspiciously organized community groups paid by sources yet unknown.



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Jan 25, 2014


TQ: When billionaires jump on the gravy train that whole racist legal structure that Roosevelt endorsed in the 30's will turn into a memory. 

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Sue Edling wrote:

Wow baby this is a mouthful of words worth hearing. I think we should pay close attention to what isn't spoken yet. This is a major step pushing the Pot Business closer to that big Wall...Street thingy. Interesting who besides Starbucks jumps in the big business Pot band wagon. Watch it won't be the little guy making millions, billions. I wonder if the Koch Brothers will get in on this, down the yellow brick road.



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Jan 24, 2014


I'm more interested in whether Almighty God, in whose perfect image man was made, cooked up the circumcision idea so that no man would have a penis like his?  Otherwise...WTF?

Fwd: *** Official 2014 Membership Survey ***

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There are tons of issues and opportunities to choose from—including big, upcoming congressional elections; state and local fights on everything from fracking to paid sick leave; and national discussions of a minimum wage increase, diplomacy with Iran, implementation of Obamacare, international trade deals, and more.

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Jan 23, 2014


For you hardy types up north we have our share of bad weather. However today is wonderful,just the right temperature no need for a fan or a sweater. Picture taken with iPad,need better light to see the pretty yellow flowers in the back. The orange flowers in front they all False Banana. Culebra, PR,
Wonder what the blue stripes on the leaves are about ?!

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Jan 22, 2014

Gadajace Glowy - Talking Heads (1980) [EN-SUB] - Krzysztof Kieslowski

ROCKINGHAM MILL suggested by staffer SUE EDLING (google her)

I believe in signs, good omens. I use to call Jacob Knight, Knightengale.
I couldn't find it on YouTube but I downloaded to my phone Bill Cutler, Delta Nightingale.
Check out his merry little group.
Nice find, Rockingham Mill.

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#BECK @Blaze Begs Bucks for Broadcasts. BUGGEROFF!

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:44:00 -0500
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Jan 21, 2014

Fwd: Put an end to Citizens United's secret spending

Dear MoveOn member,

We're the organization Demos, and we started a petition to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which says:

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) must not condone secret corporate political spending. The SEC has the power to do what so many Americans demand: require public corporations to disclose all political spending. 

Put the public disclosure rule back on the SEC 2014 agenda now! 

Citizens United opened the door for corporations to inject unlimited money into our politicsbut the Supreme Court assumed it would all be disclosed to shareholders and the public. Instead, there's been an explosion of dark money in our elections. Without a disclosure rule from the SEC, corporations can spend entirely behind closed doors.

Senator Elizabeth Warren says that secret corporate political spending is "fundamentally wrong. It undercuts the basic notions of corporate democracy, and ultimately all of democracy."

Stand with Senator Warrendemand that the SEC require disclosure of secret corporate political spending.

A record-breaking 660,000 comments have called for the SEC to act to require disclosure of corporate political spending. But SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White rejected these appeals and removed the rule from the SEC's 2014 agenda. She's getting pressure from powerful business groups that prefer to use shareholder money to exert political power without any accountability. 

It is up to us to let the SEC know we need the corporate political disclosure rule back on their agenda. It's time to stop secret corporate political spending now, before even more dark corporate money floods our elections.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.



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