Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

The Supreme Court says Money is free speech…but what about tents?

So why is it – going off the decision by the high court in Buckley versus Valeo – that when political expression is given the “broadest possible protection” – money is protected, but tents are not? And why is it – when recogning the CREATIVE dynamic of free expression – that again – money is protected, but tents are not? I think the answer is fairly obvious – corporations have a lot of money…and not a lot of tents. The ironic thing is – Occupy Wall Street is demonstrating – in large part – against these two court cases – against the idea that money is speech. So in essence – rulings that big green pieces of fabrics are NOT a form of free speech is just fine…just as long as the court is consistent and rules that the little green pieces of fabric are not speech either. But until that happens – until the court treats all fabric in the same way – then Occupy Wall Street needs to keep camping out. And my tip to the movement is simple – start building your tents out of stitched-together dollar bills.

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November 29, 2011

Campaign In 100 Seconds: What Would The Ron Paul Revolution Look Like?

Have you ever wondered what a Ron Paul revolution would look like? Good? Bad? Strange? All of The Above? Take a closer look at what America‘s crazy Uncle has been saying, and the picture becomes clearer.

November 29, 2011

American’t – AMR (American Airlines) file Chapter 11 bankruptcy….again

American Airlines parent AMR Corp. filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure cost-cutting labor agreements and sitting out a round of mergers that dropped it from the world’s largest airline to No. 3 in the U.S. With the filing, American became the final large U.S. full-fare airline to seek court protection from creditors. Chairman Gerard Arpey will retire and be replaced by Thomas Horton, AMR said.

November 28, 2011

Geeky Science – How the unborn are harmed by Republican policies

A new study by scientists at the University of California has found that infants are in more trouble than you think if their mother is not stable emotionally.

November 28, 2011

NATOrious: $150/a month ‘Rent-a-Taliban policy fail shows colonial ignorance’

As the war of words between NATO and Pakistan rages on, Islamabad announced that the recent closure of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, via its territory, will now be permanent. The already strained relationship was thrown into chaos after a U.S. airstrike targeted a known army base – killing 24 soldiers, close to the Pakistan border. The incident triggered massive rallies throughout the country, elevating anti-American sentiment to new levels. This comes as a new NATO strategy came to light – paying Taliban fighters 150 dollars a month to stop them fighting.

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November 27, 2011

Hijacked Revolt: Muslim Brotherhood set to win Monday’s Election – Will this be the pretext for another NATO invasion?

In Egypt the military leader has warned of grave consequences if the crisis doesn’t end. That comes just a day before the country’s first parliamentary election since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The Muslim Brotherhood claims it’s set to win the majority of seats.

November 27, 2011

Democracy in China = Limited choice in China’s village ballots

This year, like every year since the early 1980s, Chinese villages will hold local elections. The practice, which began during the country’s period of political and economic reforms, allows anyone over the age of 18 to run, but in many villages the ballot sheet is limited to a single candidate.  Despite the lack of choices, elections still move forward, with even unopposed candidates campaigning as in any other election.

November 25, 2011

The Big 3 U.S. automakers are on the rise…. Thank You Barack Obama

The big three U.S. automakers – GM, Ford and Chrysler – are leading the industry in innovation and sales. After almost going bankrupt, America’s Auto Industry was forced to change.  Will the President get any credit for having faith in and bailing out the US Auto Industry.

November 25, 2011

A Hero serving Heroes – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords serves troops

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords serves Thanksgiving dinner to military members in her first public event since being shot.

November 24, 2011

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is pushing for measures that will make it easier for companies to get rid of under-performing employees.

Cameron’s initiative is part of a raft of new measures designed to boost Britain’s flagging economic growth. Other ideas include cracking down on workers taking unnecessary sick leave.

The coalition PM is also busy dealing with public sector workers striking over cuts to pensions. He has told parents to bring their kids to the office next week during a planned strike that will include teachers.

The moves have upset the Conservative’s coalition government Liberal partners, who have said they represent a return to “Victorian

values”.