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mad as hell

clip_image001"The American people are angry," says Senator

Bernie Sanders of Vermont. "They are angry that

the middle class is collapsing because of the

Wall Street-caused recession, they are angry that

unemployment is sky high, that 50 million people

lack health insurance, and that working families

can’t afford college for their kids.


"The top 1% of America owns 40% of the wealth

in America. The bottom 60% owns less than 2%

of the wealth in America – and the bottom 40% owns

less than 3-tenths of 1% of the wealth in America!

Between 2009 and 2010, 93% of all new income

went to the top 1%, while the bottom 99% earned

the remaining 7%.

Video:  The American People Are Angry: Senator Bernie Sanders

IT’S TOO COMPLICATED

imageI CANNOT TELL YOU THE TRUTH … IT’S TOO COMPLICATED YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND … JUST TRUST ME

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s repeated claim that he played no part in executive decision-making related to Bain Capital after 1999 is false, according to Romney’s own testimony in June 2002, in which he admitted to sitting on the board of the LifeLike Co., a dollmaker that was a Bain investment during the period.

Romney has consistently insisted that he was too busy organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics to take part in Bain business between 1999 and that event. But in the testimony, which was provided to The Huffington Post, Romney noted that he regularly traveled back to Massachusetts. "[T]here were a number of social trips and business trips that brought me back to Massachusetts, board meetings, Thanksgiving and so forth," he said.

Romney’s sworn testimony was given as part of a hearing to determine whether he had sufficient residency status in Massachusetts to run for governor.

Romney testified that he "remained on the board of the Staples Corporation and Marriott International, the LifeLike Corporation" at the time.

Yet in the Aug. 12, 2011, federal disclosure form filed as part of his presidential bid, he said, "Mr. Romney retired from Bain Capital on February 11, 1999 to head the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. Since February 11, 1999, Mr. Romney has not had any active role with any Bain Capital entity and has not been involved in the operations of any Bain Capital entity in any way."

GAVE BANK$ IMMUNITY

… SORRY … DENNIS … BUT CONGRESS CHOICE IN 1913 TO IMPLEMENT THE ILLEGAL FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM GAVE BANK$ IMMUNITY AND THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW AS THE ARE THE LAW …

Kucinich Explains the LIBOR Scandal

Congressman Dennis Kucinich: "We don’t know just how deep this scandal goes. But the fact is that if a fundamental component of our financial system has been or is being manipulated, we have the right to know about it. Banks are not above the law and they should not be allowed to operate in secrecy, especially when they have a history of taxpayer bailout and when we are forced to rely on them to provide capital for economic growth."

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getting screwed

clip_image002…DEFENSE PURCHASES … SAY WHAT…?

 

If You’re An American Taxpayer, These Are Your Most Recent Defense Purchases

07-12-2012  •  http://www.businessinsider.com, Walter Hickey

Not even the Fourth of July could stop the Pentagon from an absolutely massive week of defense spending.

And of course these for-profit corporate entities will have your interest primarily in their hearts and minds as they investigate “fracking” which their owner$ $upport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Energy_Technology_Laboratory The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a science, technology, and energy laboratory owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of DOE’s national laboratory system, NETL supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. Through onsite and contracted research, NETL develops technologies to resolve theenvironmental, supply, and reliability constraints of producing and using fossil resources. Resolving these constraints is critical to ensure reliable, secure, affordable, and environmentally responsible supplies of energy for the nation’s growing economy. More than 1,200 employees work at NETL’s five sites; roughly half are Federal employees and half are site-support contractors. Major site-support contractors include URS Corporation – Washington Division; Platinum Solutions, Inc.; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.; Keylogic Systems, Inc.; Leonardo Technologies, Inc.; Performance Results Corp.; SRA International, Inc.; Ultra Electronics, ProLogic …. And of course these for-profit corporate entities will have your interest primarily in their hearts and minds as they investigate “fracking” which their owner$ $upport …

U.S. to look at effects of fracking on drinking water

Marcellus Shale field in Pennsylvania to be studied

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Associated Press2:51 p.m. CDT, July 11, 2012 …

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-energy-dept-to-look-at-effects-of-fracking-on-drinking-water-20120711,0,4265239.story

A new study being done by the Department of Energy may provide some of the first solid answers to a controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? 

A company in southwestern Pennsylvania is giving researchers access to a commercial drilling site, said Richard Hammack, a spokesman for the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh. 

The firm let scientists conduct baseline tests, allowed tracing elements to be added to hydraulic fracturing fluids and agreed to allow follow-up monitoring. That should let scientists see whether the drilling fluids move upward or sideway from the Marcellus Shale, which is 8,100 feet deep at that spot. 

"It’s like the perfect laboratory," Hammack said.   Hammack said he believes this is the first time such research has been done on a commercial gas well. 

rigged game

clip_image002… IF WE ALWAYS KNEW THE GAME WAS RIGGED THEN WE ARE INDEED DAMN SLOW LEARNERS AND EVEN SLOWER TO TAKE ANY ACTION STEP TO PREVENT IT FROM REOCCURING … BUT THEN WE WERE TAUGHT IN AN EDUCATINAL SYSTEM CORPORATE CONTROLLED …

The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

07-12-2012  •  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com

We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous.