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Broadcasters Drop Fight Against Campaign Ad Transparency Ruling By FCC! It’s A Step, But A Small One. This Generally Means Those Sharks Have Found Another Way To Skin This Cat! In ‘McCutcheon v. FEC’, Supreme Court Ruled Restrictions On Individual Campaign Contributions Unconstitutional! If America Replaces Obama In 2016 With A Republican, FCC Transparency Will Be One Of The First Innovations To Disappear! For Now, We Only Have To Guard Against Phony Subsidiaries Writing Those Ad Checks In Attempts To Muddy The Actual Corporate Waters. “An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure!” That Aphorism Was Accurate In The Past, And It Is Dead On Target Now! We Allowed The Corporatists & Politicos To Undo Both Democracy & Fairness, And Now We Have To Work Ten Times As Hard To Eradicate Their Abominations. Lots Of 2012 Voters Stayed Home In 2014, So Republicans Took Control Of Both Houses – “Majority Of The Minority”! “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke

One of the best recent FCC decisions was the requirement that all broadcast television stations make available online the public inspection files that used to be accessible only if you were willing to travel to your local TV station and wade through filing cabinets full of paper documents. Continue reading

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OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL 2015: The Abominations Included, Which Republicans & Some Democrats Voted For & President Obama Signed Into Law! These Guys Take Us Back To 2008 – Wall Street Can Make Bad Investment Decisions And You Taxpayers Must Reimburse Them For Their Stupidity! 1st Gilded Age Goes Back Even Further Than 2008 (1870 To 1900) – We Are Now Officially In The 2nd GILDED AGE! DEREGULATION: Alive & Well In America Re Republican Self-Interest & Democratic Spinelessness! That’s Where I Got The Name TABACCO (Truth About Business And Congressional Crimes Organization)

BILL MOYERS: “We’ve just watched the Senate and the House, aided and abetted by President Obama, reward financial interests that poured almost half a billion dollars into the midterm elections. They did it by slipping into the Omnibus Spending bill, signed this week by the President, a provision permitting Wall Street to resume the predatory practice of making risky bets with our deposits and sticking us the taxpayers with the bill if the gambles fail. And guess what? That provision was drafted by lobbyists for the huge banking conglomerate, Citigroup. Lo and behold, the Citigroup language turns up in the final bill almost word for word.

What’s more, Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress, again with a wink from the President, sealed the grip of plutocrats on our political process with yet another provision tucked away in the same bill. It allows big donors to contribute up to one and a half million dollars to political party committees in a single election cycle. As one of the robber barons of the first Gilded Age exclaimed, “…we are the rich; we own America; we got it, God knows how, but we intend to keep it…”

Big Question: Why Have Americans Stopped Resisting Economic Privilege? Continue reading

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“WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW, RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY” – Bill Moyers. A Variation On ‘Doctors Without Borders’ Of Political Activist Nature!

 


Between them, doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers have been arrested nine times

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The US ‘CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT OF 1882’ + Native American, Sherman Alexie, On UNVARNISHED NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY (Broken Promises & Indian Reservations)! Next Time Anybody On Your TV Set Brags About How Great America Is, Reread This Post To Remind Yourself Of How Bigoted, Unfair, Repugnant, Self-Serving, Self-Righteous, Racist & Evil Your Country Has Been, Has Always Been & Is Now (OPEC Wars For Profit, Stop & Frisk, Voter Caging, Outsourcing.. Need I Go Further)! All That ‘America The Beautiful’ Stuff Is Mere Propaganda! And I’m Not Even Talking About George Washington’s Negro Slaves, WWII Japanese Internment, Child Labor, Burning Witches, Chain Gangs, Women’s Suffrage, Etc. Here! The More I Learn, The Worse It Gets! But Fear Not, Today’s Inequities Will Give Future Generations More Than Enough Fodder To Refute That “Aren’t We A Mahvelous Democratic Country” Stuff! – They Never Taught You This In American History Class! (PS: For Canadian Version Of Chinese Exclusion Act, Check Chinese Immigration Act Of 1923!)

Chinese Exclusion Act

Forty-Seventh Congress. Session I. 1882

Chapter 126. – An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese.

Preamble. Whereas, in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory thereof:

The Unknown Side Of Abraham Lincoln
SHERMAN ALEXIE: And then all over the country massacres happening of people they, you know, they would push these tribes and these people onto reservations and then send the soldiers in to wage war on them. I just learned, I don’t know why I didn’t know this, some sort of denial I guess. But they gave medals of Honor to U.S. soldiers who participated at Wounded Knee, absolute massacres of unarmed women, children, and elderly people.

They gave medals of Honor. And, you know, this idea of Lincoln as this great savior. Which is true. But in deifying him, it completely, completely whitewashes the fact that he was also a complete part of the colonization of Indians, a complete part of the wholesale slaughter of Indians. Continue reading

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