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8/2/18

Apple just became the first Trillion-dollar company.
How did they do it?

By selling out Americans

Keep voting Republican. The rich sure do appreciate ... your support!


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7/10/18

EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, did a lot of damage to America in a very short time

His successor, Andrew Wheeler, is expected to continue giving away the farm to the rich.


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7/8/18

The Trump administration continues to bully world organizations
which are engaged in efforts to help people ...

wherever those efforts threaten corporate profits

"the US position aligned with infant formula manufacturers."

Right/Wrong no longer has any meaning in modern-day America.

There is only ... greed


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5/31/18

EPA to rollback Obama's clean emission standards

These guys don't work for you America ... they work for the "Big Boys."


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5/22/18

Republicans in Congress reduced the restrictions of Dodd-Frank

Grab onto your seat belts ... here we go again

The rich are preparing another attack on America

UPDATE - 6/1/18

Volcker rule under attack


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5/21/18

Republicans continue to undo decades of progress.
This time they scrapped safeguards ...

that had prevented auto lenders from discriminating against people based on race

Now that Trump is president - hoods are once again ... acceptable fashion wear.


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5/11/18

Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded its shareholders.

Harley-Davidson is also expanding overseas

#MAGA!


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4/20/18

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
has been one of the main targets of the Trump administration.
Here is one example why ...

Wells Fargo fined a BILLION dollars

I'm guessing that $Billion was just a fraction of what they've stolen.
The CFPB is one of the few defenders that the people have against their overlords ...

and the overlords want it gone ... yesterday


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2/16/18

Big Pharma is grabbing all the cash it can and ...

running like hell

Has the Republican-controlled government made any attempt to stop the pillaging?

Well, if any of them tried, they would find out how quickly they could be replaced.


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2/11/18

Republicans tried to sell America on the lie
that if we gave our money to the big corporations (tax breaks)
it would trickle-down and jobs would spring up everwhere.

Show of hands ... how many of you bought into that one?

You should be ashamed

It has never trickled down:
at no time in history, nor in any place on Earth.
And if by some magic some did trickle down,
the Oligarchs would find a way to get it back.

UPDATE 8/2/18

A primer on Stock Buybacks


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1/30/18

California Republicans sell out their own state, putting party over state;
the same way Republicans in Washington constantly put party over country.
And Conservative voters simply ... don't care.

California Democrats defy FCC by approving Net Neutrality law

Same old story. Nothing new to see here folks ... move along.


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1/22/18

Republicans are always screaming "Capitalism!" "Let the market decide!" "Get government out of Business!"
But like conservative Christians who pretend to worship Jesus but reject all of His teachings,
Republicans prove to everyone that everything they say is a lie, by doing things like this ...

Trump regime taxes solar energy with tariffs while subsidizing Big Oil

It doesn't matter how obvious they make it. They know their base simply doesn't care.
That's why they keep doing it. All the rhetorical examples above were simply ...

propaganda for the morons


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1/17/18

Big Apple Announcement Is Show of Faith in America!

Not all of us see it that way (3 pages)

I can't believe how the media is cowering under Trump.
(Do you think it might have something to do with the fact
that it's because the media are owned by the big corporations?)


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1/11/18

Wal-Mart was given a massive infusion of taxpayer money thanks to the Republican tax bill.
How much they will reap is probably beyond my ability to count that high.
So in a classic public relations display, they give small bonuses and raises to their employees.
Translation: after stealing a dollar ... they throw a nickel back to their workers
and then jump up and down screaming for everyone to look at how generous they are.
But even that wasn't enough for the Oligarchs.
The Waltons are closing dozens of stores all over America ...

to get their nickel back

UPDATE - 5/25/18

Very little going to employees


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11/29/17

Nearly every single action taken by Republicans
sacrifices American lives on the altar of profits ...

for Big Business

You asked for this America - and now you are getting it ...

in spades


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11/21/17

Despite a gruesome, mounting death toll,
Tobacco Companies do everything in their power ...

to keep the profits rolling in ...

Replace the words "Tobacco Companies" with "Big Oil"
and it should become clear that the oil companies
have ripped the playbook right out of the hands of the tobacco industry.
No number of deaths will stop them from raking in profits
even while though know, full well, that they are destroying the planet.


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11/17/17

In light of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook's founder) being called on the carpet in front of Congress,
this TED TALK (22:55) by Zeynep Tufekci on the selling of personal data by big corps is extremely pertinent and timely.



In the eternal arms race between predator and prey ...

we (the prey) are losing


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10/25/17

Pence breaks Senate tie and gives huge gift to Big Business

This is a great example of why Trump keeps Americans distracted with emotional issues.
It is so the Oligarchs can slip these things quietly by the voters with as little fanfare as possible.

Keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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7/16/17

Big Tobacco at war with humanity

Oligarchs kill humans for money.
It's what they do.
It's what they've always done.
And likely what they will always do ...

Unless humans figure out how to protect themselves


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6/27/17

A brilliant observation from John Fugelsang‏ ...

"Trump, who just signed a bill
allowing mining co's to dump coal waste into US waterways,
is outraged that Assad would poison his own ppl.
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6/22/17

In the battle over Net Neutrality,
Oligarchs resort to their weapon of choice ...

Verizon (an enemy of neutrality) takes over competitors and then shuts them up

That's one way to win the battle.
And they are well on their way ... to winning the war.


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6/7/17

And while everyone is being distracted by Trump's antics,
Republicans continue working away furiously
on the only thing that really matters to them ...

money


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6/1/17

Oligarchs (through the Republican party) kill Americans for profit by the boatload.

Coal alone, is responsible for over 50,000 deaths a year

But keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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6/1/17

This is why we can't have nice things America

And this is just one lucky success story.
Imagine how much is really going on that we'll never know about.


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4/24/17

Oligarchs kill their own people for money



It's what they do - it's all they do.
And not one of them will ever lose a minute's sleep over it.


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4/22/17

Our Founding Fathers tried to warn us about banks:

John Adams
Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity,
and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good.
 ”

Thomas Jefferson
"I believe that banking institutions
are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy
that has set the government at defiance.
The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks
and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.
 "

James Madison
History records that the money changers
have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible
to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.
 "

Unfortunately, their warnings fell upon deaf ears.
The Oligarchs will continue to control the masses
by convincing them not to heed the warnings
of those who are trying to help them.





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4/20/17

The attack on science heats up for the sake of ...

profits

This page has been ripped from the playbook
of climate-deniers and the tobacco industry,
both of whom, have been able to find scientists
who are willing to sell out their integrity.

But I would like to point out how incredibly few scientists
are willing to betray their principles and their honor,
compared to say, politicians, lawyers, clergy, and car salesmen.


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4/13/17

More government action to help the struggling Big Corporations
who are being brutalized by college students.

Devos rescinds Obama memos

Thank God for Republicans.
What would we do without them to make sure our corporations survive?


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3/29/17

Scott Pruitt (EPA chief) comes to the rescue of Big Business ...

by rejecting Obama's proposal to ban a dangerous pesticide

"EPA scientists determined that exposure to the pesticide
through drinking water and other sources
could lead to memory and learning problems.
"

Now we see the real strategy behind the GOP: it's to make everyone ...

Republican

The article mentions 3 sources:
New York Times
Washington Post
Mother Jones

What a shock that Fox News (the only trustworthy non-fake news source)
isn't among them. Who would've guessed?

Pruitt said:
"The public record lays out serious scientific concerns
and substantive process gaps in the proposal.
By reversing the previous administration’s steps
to ban one of the most widely used pesticides in the world,
we are returning to using sound science in decision-making—
rather than predetermined results.
"

Sound science is science
that doesn't interfere with corporate profits.
Everything else is just fake science.

If you ever needed proof that we have travelled into an alternate universe,
Pruitt just provided it for you.


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3/24/17

Republicans sell out Americans to big business ...

again

You didn't really need all that privacy stuff anyway, did you?
I think we can all agree that privacy is vastly overrated;
especially when it gets in the way of corporate profits.


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3/15/17

You people don't need all that clean air and clean water anyway, do ya?
I think both are vastly overrated.



Before Obama left office, he tried to do whatever he could to help Americans.
And he must have known that Republicans would undo all the progress
and restore things to the way the rich wanted it.
And yet he tried anyway.

For all you Trump voters: it's a little late to cry now.
You let the wolves onto the rabbit farm
and the black guy with the shotgun has left.

You're on your own now ... good luck.

UPDATE

Republicans kill Americans for profit.
I have provided evidence to support that claim many times
including the Harvard study that estimated
that the Medicaid Refusal would cost about 12,000 lives per year.

The story above about Trump stripping the E.P.A. protections from Americans
is going to kill another 12,000 Americans per year.

Here's the science behind that claim

And here's more evidence

Keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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3/8/17

The wolves are ravaging America ... exactly as we knew they would

No more protection for consumers of drugs

You people didn't need those protections anyway, did you?
You know the Big Corporations would never put profits ahead of your health, right?
Besides, like they said, after some die or become deformed
they will know which drugs to pull off the shelves ... when they get around to it.


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3/6/17

You guys didn't need any of those environmental protections
that Trump has taken away and will continue to take away, did you?

Kids being killed by the millions worldwide ... for profits

Who needs clean, safe air and water anyway?
Especially when it hurts Big Corporation profits.

Keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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12/22/16

Opioid companies following Tobacco's lead by moving operations overseas

Killing humans in droves for profits ... it's what they do


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12/7/16

Apple settles hazardous waste case for half a million.

Why it pays to cheat


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10/6/16

In a world where we are constantly being bombarded with bad news ...

here's a ray of sunshine


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9/8/16

If this story doesn't make you puke
then you might want to take your "moral compass" in for repair:

half a million cows slaughtered ... to increase profits

Mull that last story over in your head while realizing that
millions of people still starve to death in our modern world.

Worldwide death toll from starvation

But American corporations are guided by one motive, and one motive only ...

Profits


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9/2/16

The conquest of America by the Oligarchy continues unabated.

Even PBS (public broadcasting) has succumbed

Say it ain't so!


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8/28/16

Oligarchs tighten their stranglehold on human civilization



Global Warming and Corporate Domination
are coming at us like freight trains;
yet we seem unable to wake up the millions of useful idiots 
who are making our demise possible.
I wish I had the answer.
But I have as much trouble convincing people of the facts ...

as you do


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5/15/16

Do you want to know what life was like in America over a century ago
when the Oligarchy controlled America?

This should give you a good idea

But as you can see, this story occurs in the 21st century.

When the Oligarchy regained power (beginning around 1980)
America was dragged back into the pre-enlightened era.
The voters have the power ... but not the intellect to defend themselves.

We aren't all that different from a herd of powerful water buffalo
who are preyed upon by a small group of lions.
The buffalo have the power to stop being victimized.
But they still haven't figured it out yet.
Then there are times, when they get mad enough ...
that they do




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4/4/16

Oligarchs exposed ... 20 TRILLION dollars!



Now watch the forces of evil go to Defcon 1 ...

Expect massive distractions


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2/22/16

The merchants of death are doing better business than ever;
and who do you think is leading the pack?

We are ... who else?

Death has always been, still is, and likely will continue to be,
one of the biggest moneymakers that the Oligarchs possess.


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2/11/16

Media Consolidation Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
has greatly aided the Oligarchy's takeover of the media ...

as 6 companies now own almost everything

Those 6 companies are: Viacom, News Corporation, Comcast, CBS, Time Warner, and Disney.

A little over a year after the article above was written ...

the Trump regime took out net neutrality as well


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12/11/15

Yet another monopoly is created: Dow Chemical and DuPont merge

Many jobs will be lost and taxpayers will be cheated (again)
out of billions of dollars of badly-needed revenue ...

But the "shareholders" (the rich) will be ecstatic

Weak government combined with unrestrained capitalism:
it's what keeps the rich ... rich
(and everyone else poor)


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11/23/15

The rich drive another dagger into America's dying heart



My analysis of this story (2 pages)


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11/17/15

Monopolies growing out of control as America returns to the "Gilded Age" ...

because that worked out so well


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11/2/15

Corporations have now managed to privatize the legal system ...

to their advantage


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9/20/15

With all the writing I do about horrible human beings,
from politicians to religious leaders to criminals,
it would be pretty hard to single out one guy as the worst.

but THIS guy would certainly make the final cut



Oddly, Martin Shkreli doesn't fall into any of the categories
that I listed above (religious leader, politician, or criminal)
But what this rich, greedy little bastard is doing ...

should  be a crime


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9/17/15

In Missouri, the Democratic Governor vetoes new Republican laws
but Republicans override his vetoes ...

and grant police powers to corporations

They also took away the rights of local citizens to control minimum wages.

It's a good thing Missouri is controlled by Conservatives
who make sure that big government stays out of their personal lives
and protects them from predatory lenders and big corporations.

Let's recap:
So now corporations have freedom of religion just like individuals;
they have freedom of speech just like individuals;
and they have police powers (which individuals do not).

Republicans are in the midst of creating a society that,
if it were a novel about the future ...

would be sold in the "Horror" section


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7/20/15

Big Tobacco is still at it



This reminds me of the Big Oil companies and the global warming debate.
They too are more than willing to sacrifice countless lives in pursuit of profits.

But in a democracy, it is the people who are ultimately to blame.
As long as we keep electing the politicians of The Oligarchs ...

they will keep killing us


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7/8/15

Here's a solution to the Greek financial crisis
from one of the leading economists in the world.

Thomas Piketty interviewed by a German journalist (5 pages)

And here's an opinion by Economic Nobel Laureate, Paul Krugman
who discusses the possibility that America may follow the path of Greece ...

if Republicans are able to have their way

The culprits always turn out to be ... The Oligarchs


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6/9/15

Here's another way the rich are sticking it to the most vulnerable Americans ...

Many hospitals charge 1,000% more than Medicare


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5/20/15

The dumbing-down of America ...

who's doing it and why


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2015

With the passage of next year's budget,
Congress has handed over to the rich
another nail to be hammered into the coffin of Democracy (video-1:22).



We've all heard about the twin disasters:
cuts to Dodd-Frank and the deregulation of Wall Street;
but how did Science fare?

And the light for humanity just keeps getting dimmer and dimmer

There is no time in human history - that I would rather live in;
and no place I would rather be - than right here and right now.
This is what I was born for - this is where I need to be.

Set phasers to ... Vaporize


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6/23/14

Another example of the inevitable result of monopolization

Jet Blue CEO admits that price gouging is simply a fact of air travel

That is what monopolies always produce ... greed


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3/17/14

Wall Street bonuses return with a vengeance



So the money IS there.

But it doesn't "trickle down" as promised
because the Wall Street people
who are already making big salaries for producing nothing tangible
(only producing more wealth for the wealthy)
get gigantic bonuses to supplement their already bulging salaries ...
while the poor fight for survival.

And contrary to Fox News propaganda,
the poor often work multiple jobs
that actually do produce tangible products.


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2/19/14

The Congressional Budget Office's report on the Minimum Wage

Why the Republicans lied about it (1 page)

The CBO report finally opened my eyes, to what is really going on:

The REAL reason why Republicans are distracting us (2 pages)


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12/4/13

A.L.E.C. (American Legislative Exchange Council)
wants to fine homeowners who install solar panels.

A.L.E.C. calls them "freeloaders"

So what is A.L.E.C. and who is really behind it?

It's the Koch Brothers


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9/30/13

The Return of the 19th Century



The Oligarchs are winning.
That means everyone else (99% of humanity) ... is losing


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2009

In 2010 and 2011, mainly German and French banks in pursuit of high profits
made massive loans to Greek firms.
When the banks recognized that this was a high risk,
they were bailed out by transferring the debt
from the banks to the public institutions
like the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Now the ECB and the IMF are trying to force the Greek government
to cut pensions, education, salaries, and health care
to pay for the bail out of the banks.

DEJA VU!

Is that not what happened to America in 2008?

The Oligarchs always find a way
to transfer wealth from the masses ... to themselves


The greatest enemies that humans have ever had, still have,
and will likely continue to have for a long, long time are ...

The Oligarchs


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11/9/04

The worldwide pillaging of the world by America's Oligarchs
is far beyond anything you could ever imagine

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man (~14 minutes)

On a related note, this video about a hypothetical modern-day British Empire
only emphasizes the economic domination of the planet by the United States.

Modern-day reunited British Empire (5:51)


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4/30/18

Snopes exposes the Koch Brothers' control over ...

George Mason University

Their tentacles are everywhere.


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1/24/18

This is how American government works:
After passage of the Republican tax bill ...

The Koch Brothers thank Paul Ryan with a half-million dollar "donation"

"Donation" sounds so much better than calling it what it really is.


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11/14/17

The 1% now control more than half of the world's wealth



And they don't show any signs of slowing down.
In their world, you can never have ... too much.


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11/10/17

If you need to bring yourself up to speed on how offshore accounts work
and you would like to know more about the "Paradise Papers" ...

This will do it


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10/28/17

Oligarchs are pure evil.
As evidence for that claim, I give you ... Sam Walton



I have nothing to add. That story speaks for itself.


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9/18/17

Pakistan skirts the law ...

allowing Oligarchic thug to regain power through his wife

Sure, I believe that in an Islamic country that places such a high value on women
that they would actually elect a woman and give her power over them.
(even the U.S. hasn't evolved that far yet - but Pakistan has?)


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7/22/17

This is why we call them "sheep"

There are many examples that prove humans are similar to sheep. Here's one:
We allow the 0.1% to destroy the planet because we have never figured out ...

how to defend ourselves against them


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5/17/17

Read this list of causes for the Great Recession of 2008

One thing stands out to me above all else:
Republicans have done everything in their power since then
to ensure that it all happens again.
Think about what could possibly be behind
such seemingly suicidal actions.

There is only one answer that makes any sense
and that answer is based on the reality
that Republicans work for the rich - and ONLY - for the rich.

Think about what happened during
The Great Depression and The Great Recession.

In each case, enormous amounts of wealth were transferred
from the masses into the offshore bank accounts of the ultra rich.

The only explanation that makes sense,
is that these catastrophes are not accidents.
They are the greatest gimmick ever devised by the wealthy to get richer.
And they are preparing for another one very soon;
which is given away by the fact that they are doing everything they can
to deregulate our financial system and open the floodgates of wealth.

They don't want to fix the system because ...
it makes them too much money.





You won't even believe how much money is floating around ... in the shadows


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4/28/17

The Oligarchy is not a single group of individuals.
It is an ever-changing conglomeration of groups
who work together to pillage the masses.
Nomi Prins exposes one of the most powerful groups within the Oligarchy ...

The Bankers



The book that really filled in large pieces of the puzzle for me
was Nomi Prins' All The Presidents' Bankers.
I limit all of my Book Reports to 1 page.

But here is a more in-depth look at what the book had to teach (4 pages)

Before reading the book, I had huge problems trying to understand
how Democratic presidents could be responsible for the following betrayals:

The elimination of usury laws in 1980 (Carter).
The removal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 (Clinton).
The "Bailout" in 2009 (Obama).

My view of politics had been too simplistic ... but not anymore.


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4/28/17

Fascism has been rising all over the world.

The United States

Macedonia

We are being prepped for war.

By whom?

By whom else ... The Oligarchs.

They kill humans for profit ... it's what they do


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4/4/17

The greatest insanity in Earth's history ... war




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4/2/17

Russia is suffering horribly under Putin and his band of thieves

Life expectancy in Russia plummets since 1990


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2/26/17

In the war between humanity and the Oligarchy
one of the first goals that the people must achieve is to expose the enemy.
But convincing the rest ... that's going to be a lot harder.

Meet Robert Mercer: he is the rightwing US computer scientist
at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network.



From the article:
"In military circles this is known as 'psyops' – psychological operations.
(Mass propaganda that works by acting on people’s emotions) 
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It worked for Hitler, and 90 years later, it worked for Trump.
The masses must learn to think rationally
if they are to develop the skills necessary
to defend themselves against these psychological operations.


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1/27/17

Trump's election has added to the rise of fascism around the globe.
I've noticed that leaders are finally beginning to realize
that the world is moving closer to war.
Now, I have none other than Gorbachev himself in agreement with me;
not to mention the scientists who moved the "Doomsday" clock
to 2 minutes before midnight (the closest it's been since 1953).



Where my narrative differs from everyone else's,
is that I identify, what I consider to be, the true culprits ... the Oligarchs.
Without understanding the real motivation behind the push to worldwide war,
our ability to stop it shrinks to almost nil.

It is the uncontrollable greed of Oligarchs, worldwide,
that I see driving humanity toward the cliff.
The thin line of defenders braced at the edge (the Rationalists)
cannot withstand the assault alone.
We must find a way to get the herd to understand
what is really going on, who is behind it, and why.
But even then, we still have to find a way to convince them to turn around.
And the tragic reality of that is ...

that is something that has never been done


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1/25/17

American Democracy is weakening



Regarding the United States,
I'll agree that Trump was not the cause - but the result.
Losing Democracy is usually a process.
Certain events contribute to that process to different degrees.
In the U.S. the biggest factor in losing our Democracy
was undoubtedly, the Citizens United Supreme Court case in 2010,
in which 5 conservative judges sold out our Democracy to the Oligarchs ...

for 30 pieces of silver


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1/6/17

I rail against the Oligarchy as often as I can in an attempt to warn people,
who humanity's true enemies really are.
Oligarchs have been destroying civilizations, retarding advancement,
and killing humans since we first transitioned from hunter-gatherers
until the present time, not just in America, but in every society on Earth.

China is no exception. They now need umbrellas for protection ...

when it snows

Like American Oligarchs, they have no intention of reducing profits.
That's why their people have to walk around
wearing surgical masks and carrying umbrellas.


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10/25/16

Historical income tax rates for the top 1%




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9/14/16

The attack on science and scientists by Republicans ...

is worse than we thought

As the article stated, this puppet for the rich
has been getting reelected for decades.
If the people are too stupid to protect themselves
from predators like this guy ...

then we have to do it for them


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7/1/16

Daily Kos writer Jon Perr was featured in podcast #377

The Bailout (7 pages)

Writer Jon Perr responded to my podcast

Here is our final email exchange (18 pages - including original)


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6/9/16

Extremely powerful argument that Reagan was our worst president ever

The comments after the article are pretty interesting and informative as well.


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4/7/16

If they ever make it possible to revoke Nobel Prizes
this guy should be first on the list.



The acceptance of his "trickle down" policies was most likely
the main cause of America's demise ... in only one generation.
He convinced leaders that wealth would trickle down; and he was right.
Trickle was an accurate choice of words.
He convinced leaders that government should give tax breaks and other incentives
to the rich, and that by doing so, everyone below would benefit.
Now we see that only the wealthy benefitted.

Friedman said give us a dollar and you'll be better off.
Well, we gave him a dollar and we got a nickel back.
He said, see - without us you wouldn't have that nickel
(but without him, we would still have our dollar).

and the Oligarchs constantly fight ... to get that nickel back.

They should exhume what's left of Friedman's carcass right now,
and pry that Nobel Prize out of his rigormortis fingers with a crowbar ...
and then disinfect the crowbar.


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1/18/16

Do you recognize either of these two bastards?



The one on the left is Rupert Murdoch (owner of Fox).
The one on the right is Charles Koch (owner of Koch Industries)

One thing that both have in common is that they sacrificed everything,
worked incredibly hard, and then against insurmountable odds ...

were born into very rich families

If you want to learn how they both did it, here's the scoop ...

Murdoch's silver spoon

Koch's silver spoon

I think the key is: when your stork is flying over The Hamptons ... kick it

The Hamptons


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1/11/16

World History ... in one paragraph

One tribe (or country) arm themselves with flags in one hand and holy books in the other
before dispersing into a neighboring tribe (or country) to kill them and take all their stuff.
The instigaters of this constant mayhem are the sole beneficiaries of it ...

the Powerful Predators in each society (the Oligarchs).

From this one paragraph, the rest of world history can be derived.


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12/22/15

If you want to understand politics better than most people around you
but you have a busy life with work, family, etc. ...

this one essay by Bill Moyers is the only one you will ever need to read


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10/11/15

The consequences of the 2010 "Citizens United" Supreme Court case
have been devastating to American democracy.

This is now what we have become

Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" was the worst blow ever suffered by the rich.
It has taken nearly a century, but the rich have finally put things back to the way ...

that God meant for them to be


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10/8/15

The War on Science



Who's behind the War on Science?

The usual suspects ... The Oligarchs (the ultra rich and their enablers)


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10/6/15

Why can't Americans have nice things?
Why are our roads crumbling?
Our schools closing?
Hospitals going out of business?
Jobs going overseas?

Why can't the world's richest country
elevate the lifestyle of its citizens
to that of other advanced nations?

It's because of these guys


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4/28/15

One of the greatest enemies in America's history,
has always been, still is, and likely will continue to be,
for a long, long time to come ...

the American Conservative movement

What is it?

It is a marriage of Oligarchs and the politicians who serve them.
The tentacles of the Oligarchy extend everywhere, ensnaring through propaganda,
the useful idiots  that it needs to survive in a Democracy.

These idiots are drawn mainly from the pool of:
Conservative Christians (usually found in the Republican party).
They are Christians who follow none of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The God they really worship is called "Greed."
That is why the "Prosperity Gospel" is so successful in their sect of Christianity.
The pool also includes most Southerners, white racists,
and other Americans who are easily brainwashed by Conservative propaganda.

This is how the modern Conservative movement first got started

And this is how the modern Conservative movement has evolved

Moral Majority co-founder Paul Weyrich has acknowledged
that it was the government’s actions against segregated schools,
not the legalization of abortion, that enraged the Christian community.
(I would add to that ... the "Conservative" Christian community)


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3/6/15

The Oligarchs not only control the Supreme Court ...

but most of our judicial system as well

I like her remedies:
"Let’s start with nonpartisan elections,
the public financing of judicial campaigns ...
and merit-based selection of judges,
a system that can include nonpartisan screening commissions,
gubernatorial appointment, and retention elections ....
"


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3/4/15

Florida has its own version of the Koch Brothers.
However, this family doesn't specialize in oil, but in ...

sugar


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2015

By the way - hear anything lately about the "Panama Papers?"

Told ya so

This should be one of the biggest stories of our lifetime;
but the Oligarchs control the media,
and they shut that story down as quickly as possible
after only one leader went down.
Did you hear any American names?

Neither did I

Keep the sheep screaming about bathrooms
and what outrageous things Donald Trump is saying,
and they won't even notice while their pockets
continue to be picked clean.

UPDATE - 4/7/16

The release of the Panama Papers
represents one of the most powerful strikes ever
against the forces of evil (The Oligarchs).

But as this story makes clear (in its reference to China)
they control the media (and just about everything else).
They are already cutting off the lines of communication.
In America they are trying to bury, or at least minimize, the story.

The masses simply have not advanced far enough
to stand a chance against the evil that has controlled them for ...

the past 10,000 years



Reread the text in the picture above. Now recall the last line in the story ...

"the real scandal isn't the law-breaking—
it's that so much of what Mossack Fonseca did was perfectly legal.
 "

The Oligarchs have legalized theft.
We MUST regain control of our government
or the price for failure might be ...

another 10,000 years of Hell

UPDATE 10/16/17

The Oligarchs are getting nervous.
They murder a female investigative reporter
by detonating a car bomb from offshore




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12/16/14

The Oligarchs have found yet another way to stick it to ...

the most vulnerable Americans


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12/7/14

Recently I pointed out that Republicans now control the House, the Senate,
the Supreme Court, most state governor's offices, and most state legislatures.

Now, for the first time ever, they control most state Attorneys General

There is only one prize left that the rich have yet to capture
before they obtain complete control ... the presidency.

After the amazing abandonment of Obama by the Democratic party
in the Midterm elections (which cost them everything),
it looks like a complete Conservative conquest of America is only 2 years away.

Today the House passed the spending bill to keep the government functioning.
It deregulated the banks and allowed individual campaign contributions to increase ...

10 FOLD!

And if the Senate rejects it, they will be the ones accused of shutting down the government.

The Oligarchy's victory over Democracy is virtually complete.
The only way this can happen in a Democracy, is with the help of the ignorant masses.
They are doing far, far more damage to America than any foreign enemy ever has.
We must increase our efforts to spread rational thinking skills.
Deprogramming brainwashed Americans will be an incredibly difficult task.
Anyone who has "Fox Friends" already knows this.

But it's not like we have a choice


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9/25/14

How successful has the assault been, on FDR's New Deal?

See for yourself ...



Analysis

The first set of bars represents America under Truman (Dem).
The next two sets of bars should be combined because

1) there is little difference between them, and
2) both represent America under Eisenhower (Rep).

During this period, there was a slight, but unmistakable increase
in income going to the rich at the expense of everyone else.

Under presidents Kennedy and Johnson (Dems),
the advance of the rich stalled out and we experienced status quo.

Under Nixon (Rep) the rich were on the move again.
(that is only good news ... for the rich)

Carter (Dem) pretty much held the rich in check.

Then the Heavens opened up and the Lord sent the rich ... Ronald Reagan (Rep).
The graph tells the story better than any words ever could.
Bush senior (Rep) was able to keep the momentum going for the rich.

Clinton (Dem) succeeded in reversing the disaster slightly,
but with the election of Bush junior (Rep), the dam broke.
By the end of his presidency, America was in "The Great Recession."
The only things that prevented a repeat of the Great Depression
were the social programs instituted by FDR (Dem).

But Obama's election defied the consistency of the graph. Why?

For one thing, Republicans were able to prevent a recovery
by obstructing America in every way possible.
They even opened up a new tax loophole called "inversion"
to steal billions more from dwindling American tax revenues.

But that wasn't the only reason why this Democrat
was the only one who failed to stop the rich.
After the rich crashed the economy,
Obama sacrificed American taxpayers
by bailing out the giant corporations who had raided our nation's wealth.

So who is left to fight for us?

No one. We must fight for ourselves.

Democracy gives us the power to do so.
Unfortunately, many Americans have proven themselves to be
too stupid and gullible to use that power.
When any of the 99% of Americans (the non-rich) support Republicans,
they are cooperating in their own demise by voting against their own interests.
Until they develop the rational thinking skills necessary
to defend themselves from the lies of the Oligarchs,
they will continue to be ...

sitting ducks


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7/10/14

So how did the Bush tax cuts work out for America
when we look back and do the math?

You need to read this to get the full effect of what was done to us


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5/22/14

For those of you who might be having difficulty recognizing evil,
this documentary about the Koch Brothers should make things clearer (55:54)

They don't come any more rotten than these guys

And for those of you who just can't get enough of these guys,
here is another great article explaining their tactical plan for taking over the government ...

which, as of 2016, is proceeding quite well


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5/22/14

Here is a short video of the Koch twins (David and Bill) settling their differences.



What every kid needs to learn:
how to punch your twin brother in the back of the head while he is down.

A recipe for destroying children

Our country has paid a terrible price for the failure of Fred Koch ... to raise his kids.
Here is a man who never should have been allowed to breed:

Frederick Koch

Now that I think about it, I would like to amend my previous statement.
It was Frederick Koch's father
who never should have been allowed to breed.


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2/27/14

Would you like to find out if the Koch Brothers really believe
that global warming is a hoax?



Simply ask them to spend one-millionth of their fortune to purchase a ski resort.
I'll wager my sister's gold-embroidered snuff box ... that they won't do it.


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10/5/13

FACES OF EVIL



This is Kim Jong-un.
He inherited the people of North Korea from his father, so he is very rich.
He threatens America with destruction on a regular basis
hoping to restore the flow of extortion money that America used to pay his father.
He tested a missile that almost made it to Japan before crashing into the sea.



These guys are the Koch Brothers. They are the richest brothers in the world.
How do they use the fortune they inherited?
They invest hundreds of millions of dollars into Global Warming Denial
in order to protect and expand their oil empire.
They are more than willing to sacrifice the entire planet
to keep the money rolling in.
Why would anyone, who has more money than God,
be willing to destroy millions of lives just to get richer?

I don't know. You would have to ask them.
But before you do, make sure
that your acceptance into the witness protection program has been cleared.



The leaders of The Tea Party are willing to destroy the American economy
because the democratic process didn't go the way they wanted it to.



How much damage has been done to America by foreign threats like Kim Jong-Idiot?

Maybe a couple of senior citizens on the West Coast
got nervous and required respirators.

How much damage has been done to America from within
by powerful forces like the Koch Brothers and The Tea Party?

Incalculable

Neither the Koch Brothers nor The Tea Party have given any indication
that they intend to stop attacking America for their own gain, any time soon.

That means ... it is up to us to stop them


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4/3/13

The takeover of the Earth's resources by the richest humans is well underway ...
and accelerating (3:52)




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2013

A Tale of 2 Men

One man is old; very, very old. In fact, his expiration date has long since passed.
The other man is old; but only old.
But judging by his bulbous figure, he may exit before the older man.

Both of these men are quite well-known in America,
and both command large legions of followers.
One is a religious leader and the round one is a talk show host.
Both men are ultra conservatives.

Both of these men embarrass themselves on a regular basis.
They also embarrass other Republicans,
but because of the power they wield in that party,
there is little anyone can do about it.

Two men, are different in many ways,
but so similar in the damage they have done to our country,
because of the huge numbers of simpletons they have been able to influence.
In a Democracy, large masses of ignorant voters
can have a severe detrimental effect on that society.

So without further ado, I present two men
who never should have been on the national stage to begin with,
yet not only are they on it, they've dominated it for way too long;
two men whose damage will require decades to repair. I give you ...


Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh



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11/1/11

The One Percent

First, let's do our homework:

Read: "The distribution of wealth"

Watch: "The One Percent" (1:16:29)

Truly one of the greatest living heroes in America today ... Jamie Johnson.

His father, Jimmy Johnson, had the potential,
and even started to make an attempt,
but did not have the courage to follow through.

But all was not lost.
He would have a son, Jamie, who would fulfil that potential;
a son who did have the courage that the father lacked;
a son who would someday influence the world.

Did you notice how economist Milton Friedman blew his cookies (at: 1:05:05),
even though Jamie Johnson was bending over backwards trying to be polite?

Recently I read a story that claimed that in America,
if you earn at least $30,000 per year, you are in the top 1% globally.
Based on per capita income per country as recorded in the World Almanac,
I have no reason to doubt that figure.
So the rich (1%) might argue that the 99% should shut up
and be grateful that we have it as well as we do, here in America.

But what they are not telling you is:
if the rich weren't stealing U.S. taxpayers blind, by legalizing theft,
all Americans could be living much better than they are now.
So their argument is a Red Herring.

The One Percent hasn't only pillaged our country
but is currently spreading like a cancer all over the world.
They create jobs ... but they keep nearly all of the profits for themselves.

Labor practices

But wait - it gets worse.
For those Americans who don't care about what happens far away,
this one might hit closer to home (they charge a small fee to watch).

The Last Mountain (1:35:09)


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10/10/11

Robert Reich dispells 7 lies spread by The Oligarchs (2:46)




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10/11/09

Bill Moyers explains the reality that so few understand:
Our greatest enemies usually come from within (5:19)



Like the man said ... battle stations


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2/27/05

Fearing a massive redistribution of wealth
(meaning they might be forced to give back some of what they had stolen)

Oligarchs planned a coup against FDR in 1933

Wikipedia article on the coup

Instead, the Oligarchs calmed down,
accepted the fact that they would have to settle for stealing less,
and then bide their time until the masses were again ...

ripe for plucking

(yes, I know what that rhymes with; and either word is correct)


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2005

George Carlin was far more than just a comedian.
He was way ahead of his time in his knowledge of politics.
Here he paints a very dark, but very accurate picture of reality (3:14)




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