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.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Death Tax Dilemma

Why it's scary when Liberals complain that Republicans want to eliminate the inheritance tax.

Should the inheritance tax be eliminated. Yes. Why?

Simple answer: That money is what remains of the earnings that were already taxed.

What happens to property that is inherited?

It's understood that a tax on property that is inherited may require that the property be sold in order to pay the tax. This facilitated the destruction of small family farms, which were then bought for pennies on the dollar by owners of huge factory farms that are now ruining our environment.

Where would the money go if there was no "death tax?"

It is often divested to an increasing number of heirs, like exponentially dividing a pie with each following generation. The income from the assets are taxed. The remainder of which is eventually spent in the local economy.

Farms for example are subdivided over the generations to the point where so little income is distributed between the heirs that it may become cost prohibitive against the direct cash value of the land. This scenario only works if each child grows up, marries and has two children. It may be slower if there is one heir who grows up, marries and has two children, etc.

Why it's scary when Liberals complain about corporations not paying taxes:

Why do some corporations earn so much money but often don't pay taxes?

Simple answer: Partly because individuals at the corporation file individual tax returns and pay taxes on individual income. Does anyone know the tax revenue generated by the sum of all the individual tax returns filed by the employees of a corporation? I don't think anyone from the left talks about this number.

Beyond that I have no information about how the tax loopholes operate to benefit the corporation as a whole entity, but the rhetoric about corporations coming from the left is a disturbing, extreme over-generalization.