Monday, May 30, 2016

The Political Donor Class

You're on your way to waking up to American politics. You had to lose your house, your car; your health is failing because you can't afford prescription medication; your kids graduated from college and moved back into your one bedroom apartment because they can't find work in the field in which they studied and they can't afford to pay off the school loans. The bridge outside of town collapsed but you can't drive anyway because the roads are so bad they damaged your car; you have to borrow more on your car title loan just so you don't lose your car after paying for repairs the last time.

Starting to wonder what's going on? It's all tied to politics. Didn't you vote? Where's your Reaganomics trickle-down?

Over the last 30 or 40 years, the only crop of public servants for whom we could vote were mostly supported by rich donors, Here's a quick way to discover who exactly is in the rich donor class.

Just go to http://finviz.com/insidertrading.ashx and look at latest Insider Trading list. You can also go to http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml and do a search for business boards of directors and owners. You can find out who owns television and radio stations by going to http://www.fccinfo.com/cmdpro.php?sz=L&wd=1366

Everybody else got buried in the Press. They were there, we were just never learned about them because they didn't get enough money to pay for publicity, until now. Bernie Sanders is turning the old model of politics on its head because he has the power of the Internet behind him.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Smoke and Mirrors of Establishment Politics

The One Percent has manipulated us into thinking that there are left-wing and right-wing political structures, when the truth is perpendicular. We are told that the division between Republicans and Democrats is either Pro-Big Business or Pro-Big Government respectively.

False. Until the arrival of grass-roots political campaign support driven by the Internet grew to fruition with the Bernie Sanders campaign, the gatekeepers of American politics was, and still is mostly, the extremely expensive pricing of campaign advertising. Rich candidates still get the most votes because they can afford to advertise more.

It's about as legitimate as a charity raffle. Even if it's a worthy cause, you know the person who buys the most raffle tickets has the best chance of winning first prize. Because of this thinking, voter turnout has dwindled from hopelessness. This is what the Establishment was expecting for 2016 because they are ignoring Bernie Sanders at their own peril.

They are now so nervous about the 2016 primary exit poll results across the country that they they are refraining from doing future exit polls (See #ExitPollGate).

I was frustrated about which candidate to support until it dawned on me to use OpenSecrets.org to see which candidate was getting the most individual donations. You can look up your state and district to see who is officially running, how much money they have and from whom they received it.

Now I have evidence that tells me who are Establishment candidates and who are real grass-roots candidates that plan to serve the interests more people than just the rich donor class.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Blame The Poor



Market Watch
Article suggests that poor children are stupid. Poor children are deprived of the necessary information they need to ask the right questions and productively use the technology.

Bored Panda
This demonstration may seem oversimplified, but the metaphor will not be lost on the students when they learn more later.

Rich Habits
This article completely disregards the fact that many people simply can't afford such lifestyles as the 80/20 method because jobs are hard to find and the pay is simply too low.

The Washington Post
A more accurate portrayal than the previous article.


The Washington Post
Socially Engineered Economic Stratification
The One Percent has a reactive mentality to everything. It's part of what it means to be an American.

They choke off valuable intellectual resources from the poor and then they turn around and call the poor hopelessly lazy and stupid. It's part of the One Percents' Megalomania.


Friday, November 20, 2015

The War Over Alternative Energy


Wikipedia
A large, centralized array of mirrors designed to reflect and magnify solar energy onto a central steam boiler. This is an expensive system that can only be financed and controlled by a conglomerate which can determine a rate to charge the public.

Wikipedia
Direct conversion of solar energy to Direct Current. Can be widely distributed in modular units, allowing private property owners the ability to generate their own power which will eventually pay for itself.

Mother Nature Network
Alternative smaller wind turbine designs that makes wind power more affordable to private property owners.

Clean Technica
A Gigantic industrial wind turbine that only a few private individual can afford. They say bigger is better, but this puts wind energy in the hands of only the rich and powerful, holding the public hostage to what ever rate the utility company wants to charge.

Mother Earth News
Can you grow your own corn? Make your own fuel.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A short list of very large Ethenol energy production facilities controlled by a few corporations.
Class Warfare is reaching into free energy from nature.

It's not just the Carbon based energy companies such as Koch Industries fighting alternative energy, It's huge corporations attempting to corner the market and put up barriers against individual families and private property owners from building their own free energy sources.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The political machinery behind Scott Walker


As early as 2006, Scott Walker was running for Governor of Wisconsin, but it wasn't until 2009 that Americans for Prosperity (AFP) moved in to back the candidate, roughly a year before the Supreme Court ruled on the Citizens United v. FEC case.

Something odd is happening now, however. While other candidates have since moved on from appealing to donors and switched their messages to appeal to the public at-large, it seems Walker is still making appeals to rich donors. He's still on his messages about Food Stamp Drug Testing, dismantling unions like AFSCME,

The vast majority of national voters aren't white rural Wisconsin conservative farmers or local business owners. He's planning on campaigning in

According to the Washington Post, Walker wants to eliminate the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),

The strange thing is at Scott Walker backed out of a California GOP event to campaign in early primary states, which makes me wonder if he's still supported by Americans for Prosperity.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Eric Holder Not At It Again

When I first shared the video back in 2014 I didn't give much thought beyond the New York Times indictment of the Think Tanks that influence U.S. public policy on behalf of their foreign donors.

However, deep in the transcript at DemocracyNow.org,  (around paragraph 24) Brooke Williams mentioned to Amy Goodman that attorneys she spoke with explicitly stated that the activities of the mentioned Think Tanks violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

Who was acting Attorney General at the time? Eric Holder. Was any action taken? Actually Yes. The Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Anti-Trust division Sharis A. Pozen went to the Brookings Institution and spoke about Anti-Trust issues.

Wait a minute. Where you expecting something like a criminal prosecution or a Cease And Desist order? LOL Dude can't even prosecute Wall Street Bankers. White Collar crime is boring. The public yawns while they are getting robbed blind. Are you the "public?"

Do you think the United States government exists for its own citizens anymore?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Fiscal Dead: A Failed Policy Becomes a Zombie


Across the U.S., governors and state legislatures latch onto the idea of drug testing welfare recipients as some sort of appeasement to their voters and contributors. Despite the evidence from several states that drug testing welfare recipients is wasteful and unnecessary, Governor Scott Walker insists on using it.

Think Progress reports the results from several states. Huffington Post reports the source of this Zombie Legislation. Care to guess? Of course! It's ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. State and federal lawmakers are so confident in ALEC they don't even read the bills or pay attention to the consequences anymore.

The Center for Media and Democracy has all the information about ALEC at their site ALEC Exposed.