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The Corporation as Psychopath: One Good Reason to Overturn the 2010 Citizens United Ruling

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kohlsGary G. Kohls, MD

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“Union Carbide’s corporate executives have been subpoenaed to appear in Indian courts for their crimes. But the US has not honored the extradition treaties it has with India. These executives have repeatedly refused to appear and are therefore in contempt of court. There are warrants out for their arrests in India, just as there are warrants out for the arrest of citizen Henry Kissinger for his part in international war crimes in Chile, East Timor, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc. All remain at large, harbored by America’s big Business-friendly, corporate-controlled nation.”

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“Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person.” — Anonymous

The infamous NeoConservative, anti-democratic Roberts’ Supreme Court 5/4 decision in the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling (granting personhood to corporations) has emboldened the already powerful and very corruptible multinational corporations (that have already achieved dominion over politics and the economy in the United States) to “buy” any number of politicians and brain-wash many voters in many state and national elections.. The US Supreme Court has made legal the absurd notion that inanimate corporations deserve the same rights (but not the same responsibilities) as living humans.

Soberingly, after the ruling came down, there was only a brief bit of anger and outrage from our national leadership over this democracy-threatening decision, and the outrage was quickly drowned out of the public consciousness by a well-timed, mainstream media-orchestrated “tempest in a teapot” – Toyota’s recall of tens of thousands of accelerator pedals (that apparently had only infrequently been the cause of significant accidents).

The following question must be asked:

If corporations have the privileges of personhood shouldn’t they also bear the same responsibilities and incur the same punishments as individuals do when they commit crimes?

 

Peace and justice activists briefly applauded when the citizens of Shapleigh, Maine protected their water rights last March from the insatiable water-extracting corporate giant Nestle. (See video and more information on this episode at: (http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/40335). More

Homegrown terrorism: the threat of Homeland Security and spy agencies

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Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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“Anyone who slaps on a government badge and accepts a paycheck with full knowledge that their job will involve violating your rights and the Constitution of the people of the United States, should be considered a domestic terrorist.  Any agency who is unlawfully and actively spying on, data mining, intimidating or violating your Constitutional rights should be considered a radical extremist group and domestic terrorists.”

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We should have stormed the streets when TSA was set loose in our airports to assault travelers, but we didn’t. Instead, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of us mewled that TSA was “only trying to keep us safe”.  These assaults have nothing to do with our safety; we are being systematically trained to comply, to submit.  Now, because so many of us did comply, TSA is setting up shop in our train stations and courthouses among other public places and is expanding their assaults on US citizens.  The government has now openly declared war on its own citizens.  Think I’m wrong?  More

The Problem With Transnationals And What To Do About It

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Anthony Migchels, Contributing Writer

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New York’s Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio, recently released a very important study (pdf) about Wal-Mart’s effects on local communities. It

The Prisoners Dilemma

 represents a major step forward in the understanding of the effects of Big Business.

These effects are insufficiently understood, because scholars have degenerated into spin masters for Big Business, simply because it is Big Business that controls their budgets, allowing only studies explaining how wonderful they are. It’s the same process that led medical ‘science’ to the conclusion that Mustard Gas is beneficial to human health. READ MORE

Supreme Court Strikes Down Campaign Finance Regulation

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by: Dan Martin (C)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

 

“Here is an example of how effective that can be. It was recently announced that Monsanto had reduced Roundup prices 50% from 2008 and 2009 levels. Forget all the hooey from Monsanto over why they did this. Everyone who farms, or who knows a farmer will tell you that the price of Roundup had been jacked up so high that they quit buying it.”

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By now, everyone who has been exposed to thirty seconds or more of news is aware that the Supreme Court rendered a decision that strikes down Campaign Finance Regulation, setting back election reform by, some have estimated, one hundred years.

Good gawd, Justice Roberts, CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE! More

Tax Rebates..Stimulating Everyone’s economy but ours!

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This was sent to us by several readers of the PPJ.  You could almost laugh if it wasn’t so true!

 

Your Tax Rebate:

 The federal government is sending each and every one of us a
 $600 rebate..

 If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China. (and Bentonville, AR)

 If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs. (and Exxon/Mobil)

 If we purchase a computer it will go to India. (and Bill Gates)

 If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico ,
Honduras , and Guatemala. (Unless you shop local)

 If we purchase a car it will go to Japan. (Unless you buy a Hyundai)

 If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan …and none of
 it will help the American economy.

 The only way to keep that money here at home is to buy
 prostitutes, weed, beer, and tattoos, since these are the only
 products still produced in the USA.

 Thank you for your help & please support the US .

What’s in Your Supplements? More Than You Think.

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This begins a series of articles exposing the harmful contents of the dietary supplements most Americans use daily and trust their health to.

I was not aware of many of the harmful chemicals and additives commonly found in dietary supplements until I did some investigation of the contents labels on the twenty or so supplements I was taking for years. What I found out was enough to make me quit using supplements completely.

The first notice I made of this was when I read the contents of the Natrol Cinnamon Extract I was taking to reduce my blood sugar. I found the label includes a list of fillers, including three or four hidden sugars. To a recovering diabetic using this product for blood sugar control, this is potentially devastating. Among the other ingredients, I also found several salts – not the stuff you want to be ingesting if you also have high blood pressure. The reason I consulted the label, in the first place, was to see if there was something in the product that might be keeping my blood sugar from lowering, as I expected it to do in response to the paleolithic diet I’ve been on since November 2007. Sure enough, those hidden sugars were enough to prevent any further progress. So, I threw out my remaining supply. After quitting the cinnamon extract, my blood sugar began to drop again.

For this first installment, I will cover some typical supplements you may be taking, all of which were among those I used until recently. Not surprisingly, these are all available at Walmart, one of the chief multinational corporations involved in the SPP and paving the way into our country for poisoned Chinese goods.

Spring Valley Vitamin A, 8,000 I.U.:

Other Ingredients: Soybean Oil [all soy-based products have been found to cause intestinal porosity, a condition in which toxins from partially digested food seep through the lining of the colon and into the bloodstream and the body’s cavities, in turn causing various autoimmune diseases], Gelatin (non-bovine), glycerin [a sugar], fish liver oil & water.

Manufactured by:
Pharmavite LLC

Mission Hills, California 91346-9606
Also on the label: “This product is formulated using the highest standards you’ve come to expect from all Wal-Mart products.” [Yep, that’s what worries me!]

Spring Valley Alpha Lipoic Acid, 200 mg:

Other Ingredients: Rice powder, gelatin , cellulose (plant origin), vegetable magnesium stearate [still a salt, regardless of origin].
Other content information:
“…no sodium (less than 5 mg per serving)” [If it contains any added salts, which is what magnesium stearate is, then there is sodium in it!]
Spring Valley Vitamin B6, 100 mg:
Other Ingredients: Dextrose [a highly glycemic sugar], hydroxypropyl methylcellulose [another sugar] and magnesium stearate [a salt]

Manufactured by: Schiff Nutrition Group, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Spring Valley Vitamin B-12, 1,000 mcg:
Vitamin B-12, 1mg (1,000 mcg), 16,667% of RDA
Vitamin B-12 in form of cyanocobalamin
Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate), 30mg, 3% of RDA
Other ingredients: Dextrose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and magnesium stearate

Manufactured by: Schiff Nutrition International, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 [could it be this corporation is run by the same Schiff family that bankrolled the creation of the Soviet Union?]

Spring Valley Flush Free Niacin (inositol hexanicotinate), 500mg:
Other ingredients: Gelatin [no source stated], vegetable stearic acid, silica [sand], vegetable magnesium stearate
“…no sodium (less than 5mg per serving)…” No? Then what do you call magnesium stearate, which is a salt?
Manufacturer: Nature’s Bounty, Inc., Bohemia, NY 11716-2510

Oh, I almost forgot. Natrol’s Cinnamon Extract also contains carnauba wax ! Yum!

More to come…

 Gary

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