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Ten Years Later – The BS Continues

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I got all weepy eyed when I read this article from ABC “Bush to Be in NYC to Mark 10th Anniversary of 9/11”:

The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include former President George W. Bush and a chance for victims’ families to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.

As the Ol’ Boys Club (OBC) gathers to remember the events of 10 years ago, obviously Government is showing their thanks in spectacular ways. Like the Compensation funds distributed later to those affected or the Companies that cleaned up on the backs of workers:  Cancer-stricken WTC worker gets $0 settlement check:

Cancer-stricken Ground Zero worker Edgar Galvis has finally received a compensation check — for zero dollars. More

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CRAPitalism: Liquidating the elderly: Part 2

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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We are on the verge of seeing the boomers, who have contributed FICA taxes for 40 years or more, pauperized.  Obama and the Gang of 6 (A very apt name, this is a criminal enterprise) are about to chop up SS, and medicare rather than cut costly and useless government programs or shutting down any of the unlawful federal agencies that suck the lifeblood out of the country. 

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It is an amazing thing to me to hear those in the District of Criminals continue to spew the mantra that increasing taxes on the wealthiest will somehow cost us jobs.  Knock! Knock! Puddin’ heads!  WE got no jobs!! We have an admitted 22 million out of work. What is your excuse now?  Where are those jobs you promised if we treated the wealthy preferentially and absolved them of any meaningful responsibility to our country?

I believe the excuse for not taxing the wealthy has long since been exposed as fraud.  The wealthy do not create jobs, at least not here in the US. The wealthy do not invest in America to any great degree.  The wealthy are not willing to make any sacrifices in order to help stabilize the economy and reduce the national debt.  Why this privileged class is allowed to exempt themselves from the burden the rest of the country has to shoulder is a nagging question many of us are asking.  Maybe God could put a word of knowledge on the hearts of some of those pious Republicans who would see most of us destitute before they called on their wealthy friends or corporate donors to contribute. 

Why is it you will tax small business owners and working class people into oblivion but refuse to tax pirating corporations and uber wealthy individuals and families that are plundering the economy and the country?  

At what point did these hard core, bible thumping, scripture quoting right wing fanatics decide that it was morally acceptable to relieve their best wealthy friends (and themselves) along with mega corporate donors from any meaningful responsibility in sacrificing for the national debt, but it was just fine and damn dandy to go after the elderly and disabled after decades of plundering the investments in Social Security. 

Obviously it is far more acceptable to put the screws to the elderly, retired or disabled rather than ask those skimming the cream off the top to contribute one damn thing to this country. 

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Social Security, Medicare & Public Education Now on the U.S. Government Chopping Block

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As Secret Deals are Made by President Obama & Members of the U.S. Congress this week
 
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/?q=social-security
 
July 26, 2011
 
President Obama and a “Gang of Six” members of the U.S. House and Senate have placed Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the chopping block in secret, ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.  In these secret negotiations, far away from public enlightenment or debate, deals are being cooked-up to undermine, cut or privatize these important and highly beneficial programs.  With a vote on the impending national debt ceiling deadline these programs may be cut at any time in the next few days.
 
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate several times this week.  We can support his efforts to protect these vital programs by contacting our elected officials.
 
His Speech on Social Security and Medicare is on this link:
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/content/bernie-sanders
 
Take Action Today to Stop immediate cuts to these programs.  According to several members of congress the cuts to these programs will begin this year after proposed changes are made to the CPI Consumer Price Index so that no cost of living increases will be made to recipients, only cuts.
 
(The Toll Free Number for any member of the U.S. House or Senate is:  (1866) 220-0044)

The Ruthie Report with guest Bob Carrillo/Illegal immigration

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Is Someone Kidding Me?

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I can’t stand it!

Stop, before I die laughing!

“MinnPost’s Don Shelby has a fascinating scoop about how the parent company of Polymet, which is proposing new nonferrous mining on the Iron Range, has hired Tony Hayward. You might remember Hayward as the CEO of BP during the massive underwater Gulf Coast oil spill last year.

HAYWARD’S JOB WITH GLENCORE: OVERSEEING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PRACTICES.”

http://www.minnesotabrown.com/2011/07/much-maligned-former-bp-boss-hayward-to.html

SMART METERS: A triple threat

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Marti Oakley (C)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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“Along with the known health hazards, the unwarranted and unlawful surveillance and inflated energy rates after installation of a SMART METER, is the threat of compromised national security.

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As a nationwide revolt is growing against the invasive and costly electric Smart Meters, public utilities and corporations, intent on putting the entire nation under surveillance unlawfully, not to mention creating a massive health threat, are moving quickly to install phase 2 of the SMART GRID:  Gas Smart Meters.  It won’t stop there; they are planning on rolling out SMART water meters as quickly as possible. 

On March 31, 2011 in Capitola California, it was reported that PG & E spokesman Jeff Smith said a total of 17 of the wireless devices were installed on residences and businesses where existing meters had been damaged by floods. Fifteen of the meters were for gas and two were for electric.

The City Council placed a moratorium on Smart Meter installations in February, though the California Public Utilities Commission has sole authority over PG&E.” (This authority over PG&E pertains ONLY to PG&E and cannot be construed and extended to mean authority over private citizens and communitites)

The CPUC has no authority to override a city council inititiative and to move ahead with a private corporate contract between CPUC  and PG&E that the public is unaware of, has not seen and did not enter into. More

An Education For The President et al.

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The timber rattlesnake and eastern diamondback rattlesnake both populate the geographical areas of the original thirteen colonies. Their use as a symbol of the American colonies can be traced back to the publications of Benjamin Franklin. In 1751, he made the first reference to the rattlesnake in a satirical commentary published in his Pennsylvania Gazette. It had been the policy of Britain to send convicted criminals to America, so Franklin suggested that they thank the British by sending rattlesnakes to England.[1]

Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Dear Mr. President,

The American people understand your frustration in dealing with the Debt Ceiling. I personally understand that it is your impression that those of us “outside” of Washington do not have the mental capacity to be aware of the conditions we now face.  Contrary to professional political individuals – you Sir are wrong.

Now, what makes today’s stalemate so dangerous is that it has been tied to something known as the debt ceiling — a term that most people outside of Washington have probably never heard of before.

Respectfully I would like to point out that we do understand. That is why last election cycle we placed (through the electoral process) over 100 new Legislators replacing those who chose to “go along” as Legislators are want to do for special interest purposes. While skewed media pointed out that “only” 32% of Tea Party Candidates won their elections, the American Public cheered because this is the beginning of the “Change” you proposed to support in the Political landscape.

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