After all they paid handsomely to own our Congre$$ and the agencie$ they control…

After all they paid handsomely to own our Congre$$ and the agencie$ they control…

 

Bill Passed: EPA Must Take Advice from Industry Shills, NOT from Independent…

11-24-2014  •  http://www.theorganicprepper.ca ……..The Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency that is charged with the responsibility of writing and enforcing legislation to protect human health and the environment.

Perhaps the most obvious political effect of controlled news is the advantage it gives powerful people in getting their issues on the political agenda and defining those issues in ways likely to influence their resolution." – ……….W. Lance Bennett…

 

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Alice Walton doesn’t give a damn…

clip_image002Alice Walton doesn’t give a damn

 

Walmart Employees Place Food Donation Bins at Doorstep of Alice Walton’s $25 Million Condo

 

clip_image004In response to the demoralizing food donation bins placed in some stores to help out its underpaid employees, Walmart workers have chained a massive donation bin in front of the luxury Manhattan apartment of heiress Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.

Last year, a Walmart store in Canton, Ohio placed donation bins inside an employee break room, which read: “Please donate food items here so Associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.” Employees snapped photos of the bins and shared them on social media to the outrage of many on the Internet.

Despite the outcry, a store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma recently placed similar donation bins there and workers in Indiana are reporting that managers are organizing bake sales and encouraging workers to support their colleagues with food donations, causing a flare-up on the Internet.

The bin that was chained in front of Walton’s $25 million Park Avenue condo reads: “Walmart Owner Alice Walton: We don’t want charity. We want decent pay. Love, Walmart Workers.”

Alice Walton is one of the biggest shareholders big-box store chain and one of the world’s wealthiest people. She is estimated to be worth $39 billion. The Walton family owns more than half of all Walmart stock.

Walmart is the nation’s largest private employer. Its 1.3 million workers are notoriously underpaid. The average hourly wage of an associate is said to be $8.81 an hour. An estimated 800,000 of Walmart employees making less than $25,000 a year.

Labor activists say that the placement of food drive canisters at some Walmart stores is evidence that the company is callously aware that many of its employees are struggling, but believes the solution to assisting those employees comes from donations from other low-paid employees. It has also been recently reported that Walmart workers need $6.2 billion in annual assistance in the form of food stamps, health care and other taxpayer-funded programs.

Later this week, Walmart workers are planning strikes to demand better wages and full-time work. Many Walmart workers are also protesting that they are being made to work on Thanksgiving Day this year. It is estimated that workers will hold protests at more than 1,600 Walmarts across the nation.

 

Perhaps the most obvious political effect of controlled news is the advantage it gives powerful people in getting their issues on the political agenda and defining those issues in ways likely to influence their resolution." – ……….W. Lance Bennett…

 

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be careful what you say as our “Supreme$” have declared

…be careful what you say as our “Supreme$” have declared corporate as holders of the holiest grail … profit$ … source of “Dark  $$$”…

Tech Companies Are Peddling a Phony Version of Security, Using the Govt. as the Bogeyman

By Bill Blunden, CounterPunch

Monolithic corporations aren’t our saviors — they’re the central part of the problem. READ MORE»

 

Perhaps the most obvious political effect of controlled news is the advantage it gives powerful people in getting their issues on the political agenda and defining those issues in ways likely to influence their resolution." – ……….W. Lance Bennett…

 

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Corporate Rip-Off of the Year

Corporate Rip-Off of the Year

 

These acts of corporate treachery take billions of dollars from the American people.

http://www.alternet.org/7-leading-candidates-corporate-rip-year?akid=12499.23062.tYhipz&rd=1&src=newsletter1027543&t=4&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

 

There are so many to choose from. Every one of these selections is an act of corporate treachery that takes billions of dollars from the American people. 

1. Selling Medication For Up To 100 Times More Than It’s Worth …Pharmaceutical companies reap billions of dollars in subsidies for research and development, but they’ve successfully lobbied Congress to keep Medicare from bargaining for lower drug prices. An extreme example is Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of the drug Sovaldi, which charges about $10 a pill to its customers in Egypt, then comes home to charge $1,000 a pill to its American customers.Other outrageous examples are noted by Ralph Nader. 

As a further insult, Americans are cheated when corporations pay off generic drug manufacturers todelay entry of their products into the market, thereby forcing consumers to pay the highest prices for medicine.

2. Paying Their Employees With Our Tax Money …Walmart made $19 billion in U.S. profits last year, and the four Walton siblings together made about$29 billion from their personal investments. That’s about $33,000 per U.S. employee in profits and family stock gains. Yet they pay their 1.4 million American employees so little that the average Walmart worker depends on about $4,000 per year in taxpayer assistance, for food stamps and other safety net programs. 

3. Giving Money to Executives Rather Than Investing in the Future …Corporations are spending trillions of dollars on stock buybacks, which use potential research and development money to pump up the prices of executive stock options. Apple alone is spending $90 billion to repurchase its own stock through 2015. Walmart doesn’t provide a living wage for its workers, but its company management spent $7.6 billion, or about $5,000 per U.S. employee, on stock buybacks, in order to further boost the value of their stock holdings. 

The buyback surge is dramatic. In 1981, major corporations were spending less than 3 percent of their combined net income on buybacks, but by 2008-9 they were spending 75 percent of their profits on this greed-driven process

4. Making Money on Dirty Air and Water …Charles Koch once said, "I want my legacy to be…a better way of life for…all Americans." 

Koch Industries dumps more pollutants into rivers and streams than General Electric and International Paper combined. One of Koch’s products is petcoke, which Rolling Stone notes is "denser, dirtier and cheaper than coal." Too toxic to burn in U.S. coal plants, it’s sold instead to countries with weaker environmental regulations, like Mexico and China. But storage facilities are needed. So the besieged city of Detroit became the dumping ground for a three-story pile ofpetroleum coke covering an entire city block near the Detroit River. The mound of toxic matter spewed thick black "fugitive dust" over the homes of nearby residents. The ugliness was later repeated in Chicago

5. Making the Highest Profit Margin in the Corporate World — And Demanding a Tax Cut   …The trading volume on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) reached $1 quadrillion in notionalvalue last year. That’s a thousand trillion dollars, about ten times greater than the world economy

With the collection of transfer fees, contract fees, brokerage fees, Globex fees, clearing fees, and surcharges, the company achieved a profit margin (54%) higher than any of the top 100 companies in the nation from 2008 to 2010, and in the past three years it’s risen to nearly 60%

Despite being the most profitable big firm, CME complained that its taxes were too high, and they demanded and received an $85 million tax break from the State of Illinois. 

6. Skipping Out on the Country that Made Their Business Possible ..Walgreens (which later backed down), Burger King, and Medtronic are the biggest names in the so-called inversions that allow companies to desert the country that made them successful. They don’t want to pay for decades of publicly funded research in technology and medicine; a legal systemthat protects patents and intellectual property; infrastructure, including roads and seaports and airports to ship their products; unprecedented amounts of local and national security, and a nationwide energy grid to power factories. 

7. Group Ripoff: $74 Billion in Profits…and a Tax Refund ..It seems incomprehensible that Boeing, Ford, Chevron, Citigroup, Verizon, JP Morgan, and General Motors, with a combined income last year of $74 billion, would pay no taxes, and in fact receive a combined refund of nearly $2 billion. The data comes from a new study called Fleecing Uncle Sam, which goes on to note that the unpaid taxes of almost $26 billion could pay for Pre-K education for every 4-year old in America. 

Is there an answer to all this? Only if we victims work together toward the singular goal of stemming corporate power, especially in the financial industry. To do this, as Les Leopold says, "we will need something like an Occupy 2.0."   ….Otherwise the ripoffs will continue

 

War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself

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your taxes go first to the privately owned FED

…Do some investigation of your own … your taxes go first to the privately owned FED to pay the interest they charge on the artificial $$$ we allow them to create out of nothing … it’s really simple follow the $$$…

 Dependence On The Government Is Out Of Control In America

11-24-2014  •  .   Today, the American people collectively receive more money from the government than they pay in taxes. And remember, the federal government uses our money to build roads, inspect our food and fund the military as well. ..believe it if your  choose but it’s bullshit…

Perhaps the most obvious political effect of controlled news is the advantage it gives powerful people in getting their issues on the political agenda and defining those issues in ways likely to influence their resolution." – ……….W. Lance Bennett…

 

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Do you find this the least bit surprising…?

…Do you find this the least bit surprising…?

Funny how all the so-called "scientific" studies touting GMO safety turn out to be nothing more than quack corporate science:
http://www.naturalnews.com/047770_GMO_studies_biotech_risk_assessment.html

…Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness…

 

…Remember it is solely your decision whether this information is sufficiently “vetted” & by whom…

Every sitting politician quickly learns not to bite the hand that feed$ them

…Every sitting politician quickly learns not to bite the hand that feed$ them…

Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in AT&T, Comcast and Verizon

 

http://gizmodo.com/politicians-who-regulate-big-cable-invest-in-at-t-comc-1660870116?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Read the Article at Gizmodo

 

War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself

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