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MORE CAPITALIST DIRTY TRICKS – This Time It’s Canadian Oil Corporation, TransCanada, Requesting The Obama Administration Temporarily DELAY Keystone XL Review Of Its Permit Application Until Nebraska, (A State Along Pipeline’s Route), Gives Its Approval (EXCUSE). TransCanada Wants To BUY TIME Until Obama LEAVES OFFICE Because Obama Is Expected To Reject The Pipeline (REASON)! Tabacco: We Don’t Accuse TransCanada Of Being Illegal; We Accuse Them Of Being IMMORAL! Tabacco Has Repeatedly Warned Readers To NOT NECESSARILY Believe The ‘JUSTIFICATIONS’ Capitalists Give For Their Initiatives; Capitalists Have Been Known To LIE ABOUT SUCH THINGS! Remember George W. Bush’s Iraq War EXCUSE Re Saddam’s Alleged Involvement In 9/11/2001? Saddam Was NOT INVOLVED & BUSH KNEW IT – GWB LIED & VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BOUGHT IT! EXCUSES Are NOT REASONS – LOOK DEEPER!

“This is an extraordinary moment for grassroots activism and the fight against fossil fuels”, said Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica. “For seven years, people from around the United States campaigned together to transform a previously routine decision to approve a pipeline into a leadership test on climate change.”

The Keystone XL pipeline’s primary function would have been to move oil from the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada to port facilities on the South Texas coast, for shipping to overseas customers.

Climate scientist James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, wrote in The New York Times, “If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate”. Hansen is one of more than 1,200 people who were arrested in front of the White House, protesting Keystone XL. Continue reading

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IRAQ TODAY: BUSH’S PROMISES VS. THE TRUTH! Former President, George W. Bush, Told Us, “The War Will Pay For Itself”, And, “Saddam Was Complicit With Osama bin Laden, But We Will Bring Democracy To Iraq!” Ten Years Later, We Know The War Didn’t Pay For Itself, Saddam Had Nothing To Do With 9/11 And What We Brought To Iraq Is Mass Displacement, Genocide, An Epidemic Of Cancers And Birth Defects & EMPTY PROMISES. Iraq Has About As Much Democracy As We Do – But America Got The Iraqi Oil, And Military Contractors Made Out Like Bandits! The Truth Is Iraq Would Be A Helluvalot Better Off Today WITH Saddam Hussein & Without American “Benevolence”!

DAHR JAMAIL: Overall, the country has seen a massive increase in cancer rates from the 1991 Gulf War up to present, even according to official Iraqi government statistics. In 1991, for example, there were 40 registered cases of cancer out of 100,000 Iraqis. By 1995, four years after that war, that number had jumped to 800 out of 100,000 Iraqis. And then—by 2005, that number had doubled— TABACCO: Do you even care? Obviously, America’s Politicians and our Mainstream Media don’t! Continue reading

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AMERICAN CAPITALISM SERIES, Part II: CIO, SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS & FDR’s NEW DEAL! Political Solutions Without The Greedy Rich, The Mainstream Media, Democrats, Republicans Or The Supreme Court! That In Itself Is A New Concept! Richard Wolff Offers Viable, Innovative, Unconventional Solutions To Correct Capitalism’s Selfishness, Unfairness & Excesses. Politicians Either Can’t Or Won’t Solve Problems. And He Gives A History Lesson On FDR’s NEW DEAL And Why Corporations And Rich Financed It To Prevent Socialism And Communism From Replacing American Capitalism. New Thinking And New Approaches Are Needed To Achieve Results For Currently Insoluble Dilemmas & Future Crises Just As FDR Used During Great Depression. There Have Been 13 Depressions Or Recessions Since 1929. Every President Has Had At Least 1. Each Promises, “My Policies Will (1) End Current Crisis And (2) Ensure We Never Have A Crisis Like This Again!” Has Any President Succeeded In Keeping His Promise To Date? You Tell Me!

THE INDUSTRY GAME OF MONOPOLY, PLAYED WITH REAL MONEY:

NARRATOR: John D. Rockefeller’s oil makes up nearly 40% of the cargo shipped on the rails. But, when Vanderbilt teams with his (own) biggest rival (Tom Scott, Pennsylvania RR) to push for a Rate Increase, Rockefeller takes it as a Declaration of War! He builds a Pipeline in response and begins to pull his shipments (from the railroads). And since the railroads have been drastically overbuilt, losing cargo means losing money.

Stocks plummet as Investors run scared! By the time the PANIC of 1873 is through, 1/3 of the country’s 360 Railroad Companies have gone bankrupt!

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER – TOM SCOTT CONVERSATION:
(NARRATOR: No one has capitalized more on the growth of the oil industry than John D. Rockefeller, who now controls 90% of the U.S. oil market. With the death of Cornelius Vanderbilt, only one man stands in the way of Rockefeller’s complete control of oil – Tom Scott!)
ROCKEFELLER: I’ve tried to be friendly to the Pennsylvania. I’ve given you plenty of business, have I not?
SCOTT: (Nods affirmatively)
ROCKEFELLER: And now I find that you’re invading my field, and that, my friend, is piracy!
SCOTT: (rising from his chair) We’ll take your feelings into account, Mr. Rockefeller.
ROCKEFELLER: (rising to shake hands) Two-thirds of the oil you carry comes from me. If you don’t retreat, I’ll take it to the other railroads.
SCOTT: As far as I’m aware, there isn’t another railroad that runs from Pittsburgh to New York. (He then walks out of the room, followed by his protégé, Andrew Carnegie)
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ROCKEFELLER: I don’t want one drop of our oil traveling on the Pennsylvania!
ASSISTANT: But what about the Pittsburgh Refineries?
ROCKEFELLER: Shut them down!
(NARRATOR: Shutting down his refineries will cost Standard Oil a fortune in lost revenue! But for Rockefeller, crushing his Competition matters more than anything else!

Without Rockefeller’s oil, Scott loses nearly half of his business, forcing him to layoff tens of thousands of workers and drastically cut wages. Those workers take to the streets in protest. And, as darkness falls on Pittsburgh, they turn violent. A fire is set in Tom Scott’s train yards. Before the night is over, more than 39 buildings and over 1,200 train cars are destroyed. Tom Scott’s Company lays in ruin!

H. W. BRANDS, Historian: This is how Capitalism works!
(Transcribed by Tabacco from ‘All New – The Men Who Built America: More 2 Version’, Episode: A New War Begins) Continue reading

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Why Republicans Love The Stupid, The Ignorant, The Under-Educated, The Easily-Influenced, The Gullible, The Religious Zealot, The Sponge, The Parrot, And The Follower!

You’ve lost your home to foreclosure, but more important is Elizabeth Warren. Gasoline is $4.00 heading to $5.00, but more important is Exxon getting its Subsidies. Bill Clinton’s presidency reduced National Debt for 1st time, but focus on Bill’s personal ethics and Monica Lewinsky, not his accomplishments. Obama has only reduced Unemployment from 9% to 8%, so let’s put the GOP, who created Economic Crisis in first place, back in White House. – See how GOP LOGIC works! Continue reading

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When Ali Pulled “Rope-A-Dope” On Foreman & Leonard “Hit & Ran” Duran Into “No Mas!”, Those Weren’t Examples Of Courage, But At Least They Were In The Same Ring! USA Drones, Flying Over Muslim Countries While “Brave” US “Pilots” Operate From Safety Of CREECH AFB In Nevada, Is A New LOW IN MILITARY COURAGE! Now Gov’t Plans Surveillance In USA To Delete BILL OF RIGHTS For You Americans Too!

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden has openly criticized Obama administration use of pilot-less drones to assassinate suspected militants around the world. Hayden said, “Right now, there isn’t a government on the planet that agrees with our legal rationale for these operations, except for Afghanistan and maybe Israel.” The drone program began under President George W. Bush.. Hayden also criticized U.S. assassination of U.S. born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Hayden said, “We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him, but we didn’t need a court order to kill him. Isn’t that something!”.. our drone attacks kill almost 50 civilians for every “militant” we target. Continue reading

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