'The War Is Not Over'

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MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#286572 Feb 11, 2013
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arti...

Euphemisms Away!

A World in Which Truth is a Dying Species

By Gaither Stewart
Contd.

Some nature-loving gnome then had the genial idea of a military base-lily pad. Why? For what purpose? For it is not true that smaller, more mobile lily pad-like bases, remain hidden and much cheaper. Nor is it true that local people, even in the jungle of a Pacific island do not know about them, are blind to their presence. Soldiers in jungle clothing jogging through the bush are not invisible. That planes landing and taking off are unheard and unnoticed is absurd. The 1000 military bases today cost the U.S. taxpayer’s less? Not on your life, naïve taxpayer!

Is the U.S. objective to make less impact on local populations with a smaller presence, a less visible footprint and simultaneously perhaps offer employment to a few locals? Jamais de la vie! As if anyone in those secret Pentagon rooms gave one hoot in hell about those little brown people? Besides, just because a lily pad base appears to be the opposite of huge Ramstein or other city-like military bases in Germany and in the USA home territory itself doesn’t mean that what begins as a lily pad in Bulgaria will not quickly become small towns as well. Soldiers have to be offered comfortable living conditions, which means bars and shops and eating places and medical facilities and private rooms for many; it means no latrine cleaning and kitchen police jobs for soldiers; locals do that for low pay. Soldiers today demand to have their families with them, which means apartment blocks and private cars and schools and hospitals. Moreover, every job the lily pad gnomes remove from the USA and outsource abroad, means less jobs in America.

That 1000 lily pad bases across the world cost the American taxpayer less is thus an illusion, a false clue to the raison d’etre of the so-called lily pad bases. The law of the unstoppable growth of bureaucracy dictates that with enough time small bases will become big bases. That is the way of the world. You build runways and training grounds and a few barracks and voila, the initially Spartan lily pad grows into another Ramstein. Meanwhile, military bases, whether lily pads or Ramsteins, continue to erode what remains of the U.S. image the world over, exacerbating hate for the USA wherever they are found.

So why? Why the string of America’s military bases. Why the already failed experiment of tiny lily pads when all they mean is expanded U.S. militarization of the world? The why lies in the answer: it is part and parcel of American occupation of the world. The New World Order. The American Century.

Of course U.S. world domination remains the ultimate goal but the explanation is insufficient. Though a great part of the globe is already under U.S. domination, whether of the direct military sort or purely economic, there are still some hurdles to achieve total dominion. Not only obstacles but America’s own manias and phobias to be overcome.

For there remains Russia and China to be dealt with. Touchy subjects indeed. Though total madness to consider, war with either is possible but in my estimation not probable. In any case, it is a mistake to lump the two great nations together or even to attempt to juxtapose the two. Russia is Russia; China is China. Russia is a much more immediate problem for U.S. aims than is China. As the astute student of international affairs and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in the third presidential debate “Russia is America’s greatest enemy.”

ABs

Aiken, SC

#286574 Feb 12, 2013
MUQ wrote:
In the first term of Obama he got a Nobel Peace Prize for making some Useless speeches (actually the prize should have gone to the one who wrote them and not to one who just delivered what was written)..
How come no "honor" was given during his second term? How about A Nobel Prize on Physics, Chemistry, Math, Economics...?
At least whole world "Must do" something to celebrate a "Black man" sitting in White House for second term?
Should we not?
Comrade MUQ...completely 100% agree with your statement actually the prize should have gone to the one who wrote them and not to one who just delivered what was written...kind of like your false prophet Muhammid, which we all know tihout a doubt was illiterate and could not write...therefore educated jewish slave scribes were forced to write the testaments of muhammid...perhaps the Quran prize should be attributed to the speech writers, yes? You know, to be fair...got it comrade MUQ?
MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#286576 Feb 12, 2013
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arti...

Euphemisms Away!
A World in Which Truth is a Dying Species

By Gaither Stewart
Contd.

Here I have zeroed in on the Russian hurdle, wondering if the USA even has a legitimate Russian policy. In the mind of the mad planners, Russia is more than just a geopolitical problem. More than New World Order. The answer to the riddle to many like Romney is Russia. America rejects anything that can strengthen Russia. America fears Russia. America fears the revival of the Russian empire. The USA might prefer to bypass unbypassable Russia. But it cannot. Remember the old post-World War II quip that “the real role of NATO is to keep the Russians out (of Europe), the Americans in and the Germans down”? Still valid today.

Ideologically Europe might agree with America even though it makes no economic sense because Europe’s real, long-term interests lie in Russia. It depends on its neighbor Russia. Russia is more European than America’s Neocons even imagine. Even Adolf Hitler knew that. Especially today, Europe depends on the natural gas of which Russia has the world’s greatest reserves. Geopolitically, Russia was also the reason for America’s theft of the province of Kosovo from Serbia. It is not for oil. It is not to inch closer to Iran. It is Russia. Though Russia lost many lands after 1989, it still supported its brothers in Serbia, a nation which refused to embrace capitalism. America’s military establishment and their Neocon pals accused Serbia of genocide. But Serbs were no more criminal than Croats and Bosnians and Albanians … and Americans.


Like space shield bases in Czech Republic and military bases in Poland and the Baltic States, the encirclement of Russia lies at the heart of lily pad strategy, which means nothing more than more military bases. Crush the Russians so they never rise again. Russia and its Socialist messianism. Its mission to save the world! You cannot nuke Russia because they have the bomb too … and the possibility of delivering it. So encircle them. Then squeeze them.

Let me says a few words about the relationship between Russia and the U.S. theft of the heart of Serbia. You might read entire studies that it was for protection of the oil pipelines. The Anglo-American alliance to dominate oil and gas routes and corridors from the Caspian to the Black Sea across the Balkans. The scramble for control of the national economies of the entire former Soviet bloc. The alliance between the U.S. Defense Department and oil cartels. OK! Granted, oil is a small part of the reason. Meanwhile all kinds of covert activities originate in Kosovo.CIA secret detention-torture centers.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#286577 Feb 12, 2013
Drugs from Afghanistan and the recycling of drug money. Militarization along the strategic East-West corridors. Kosovo is a living footprint of American power moving steadily eastwards.Imposition of the sacred dollar over the euro. That is all part of it. But never forget the containment of Russia. Control of the Balkans starts in Russia’s friend, Serbia. To crush Russia, smash Serbia. That is the fundamental point. Behind every Serb, the saying goes, stands a Russian. Fucking Russian Commies anyway! Let them drink themselves to death without ever ever regaining one centimeter of world control.

\Think of U.S. policies toward Russia—“America’s great enemy!”—and remember that the old geopolitical encirclement philosophy is still on the table. Since 1917 when revolutionary Russia dared oppose capitalism encirclement of Russia has been right in the center of the table. Crush Russia and you crush Socialism. The final solution of the Russian-Socialism question. Crush any idea that smacks of Socialism, America’s eternal obsession.

For American planners Communism is always a threat and old habits of containment of Great Russia are hard to break. Russians believe U.S. hostility toward them derives from something buried in America’s puritanical genetic make-up. That Americans consider them barbarians they have to contain … as ancient Rome did the barbarians in the wild north. That America has to encircle and circumscribe them and dictate and preach to them and look down on them … just as one Adolf Hitler did.

Maybe there is also jealousy, Russians suspect. Envy of Russia’s vast lands. Envy of its great culture. Russia has something that America lacks. Ignorant cynics might say that it has to do with the great natural gas reserves in Siberia. In any case, though the source of the perceived Russian threat is a mystery, the memory of competition with Russia for world domination during the Cold War remains alive in the West, especially across the Atlantic. Russia has something to do with the existence of the soul. That famous Russian soul that prompted the esoteric thinker Rudolf Steiner to predict that the “cultural epoch” after the present one dominated by Europe and the USA would be led by spiritual, messianic Russia.

Time lends transparency to events that are jumbled when they happen but which turn out to be historical landmarks. Post-communist Russia was defenseless. The USA could do as it liked in the world. Attack Iraq to get back at Russia. Establish lily pad bases along Russia borders to threaten Russia. Get Serbia to get Russia.

Despite Castro and Chavez and victories by left-leaning leaders in a handful of nations to the South, Latin America remains pretty much a great American colony. The Arab world and the Middle East are under attack and one nation after the other has already fallen. The little publicized U.S. penetration in Africa is practically unopposed. America controls Asia from Australia, Japan, Hawaii, the Guam military island and power economic influences in Southeast Asia. But there remain Russia and China. I believe Russia is truly American enemy number 1. I believe the attack on China is to be an economic-dominated one of accommodation in which the rest of the world becomes Coolies.

In any case, for now the lily pad bases spread from West to East along the belly of Russia. Step by step. From base to base. A new language of conquest. Creeping, creeping inexorably from West to East. Along the underbelly of deep, deep Russia, lying in wait.
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#286579 Feb 13, 2013
AB s wrote:
Comrade MUQ...completely 100% agree with your statement actually the prize should have gone to the one who wrote them and not to one who just delivered what was written...kind of like your false prophet Muhammad, which we all know thought a doubt was illiterate and could not write...therefore educated jewish slave scribes were forced to write the testaments of Muhammad...perhaps the Quran prize should be attributed to the speech writers, yes? You know, to be fair...got it comrade MUQ?
Ans.

How can there be comparison between these "pygmies' like Obama (who came today and gone tomorrow and no one even remembers their names after a couple of decades)…. And a Permanent Luminary like Our Prophet and other Prophets of God.

You are right our prophet did not know how to read and write…

Yet

And Yet

And Yet

He dictated a book, which has became an All Time Standard for Arabic Literature and no one in past 1400 years is unable to bring even one chapter like it.

What Noble Prizes are worth to someone in the Stature of prophets of God.

Noble prizes are for Pygmies like Barak Husain Obama and Malcolm Begin and GWB the Great (I do not know why they did not award one to him for "so quickly finding" who were Masterminds behind 9/11!!)

Got is Comrade AB?
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286582 Feb 13, 2013
BAN KNIVES CAPABLE OF STABBING MORE THAN ONE PERSON NOW! And while we are at it lets make it MANDATORY to register your butcher knife every year...

Two tourists are dead after a bizarre late-night attack in Guam. Chad Ryan DeSoto, 21, is accused of driving his car up onto a sidewalk and crashing into seven tourists in an upscale resort shopping district; police say he then drove into the wall of a store, left the car, and began stabbing people. He was arrested and faces charges including two counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder, the AP reports. No motive has been released. All of the victims were Japanese tourists, and included an 8-month-old infant, who survived, and an 82-year-old woman, who did not.

And in closing always remember...PEOPLE DO'T KILL PEOPLE...KNIVES DO!
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#286583 Feb 13, 2013
The Republican’s biggest economic lie – that the budget deficit is “the transcendent issue of our time,”! Yeah right, fact is: We're in a "jobs and growth" crisis – not a budget crisis!(we are always in a budget crisis!) The ratio of the national debt to the total economy is high relative to what it's been. But it's not nearly as high as it was after World War II – when it reached 120 percent of the economy's total output.
If and when the economy begins to grow faster – if more Americans get jobs, and we move toward a full recovery – the debt/GDP ratio will fall, as it did in the 1950s, and as it does in every solid recovery. Revenues will pour into the Treasury, and much of the current "budget crisis" will be evaporate.
The best way to get jobs and growth back is for the federal government to spend more right now, not less – for example, by exempting the first $20,000 of income from payroll taxes this year and next, recreating a WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps, creating an infrastructure bank, providing tax incentives for small businesses to hire, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, and so on – seems like a no-brainer don’t it? Our politicians are disgustingly self-absorbed – it is the Republican’s biggest economic lie – that the budget deficit is “the transcendent issue of our time.” Republicans are trying to keep the economy hostage right up to the 2014 mid term elections!
Patriot

Boulder, CO

#286584 Feb 13, 2013
Agenda 21 and the Left-Right ‘distractions’

http://anticorruptionsociety.com/2011/02/25/a...
ABs

Atlanta, GA

#286585 Feb 13, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
How can there be comparison between these "pygmies' like Obama (who came today and gone tomorrow and no one even remembers their names after a couple of decades)…. And a Permanent Luminary like Our Prophet and other Prophets of God.
You are right our prophet did not know how to read and write…
Yet
And Yet
And Yet
He dictated a book, which has became an All Time Standard for Arabic Literature and no one in past 1400 years is unable to bring even one chapter like it.
What Noble Prizes are worth to someone in the Stature of prophets of God.
Noble prizes are for Pygmies like Barak Husain Obama and Malcolm Begin and GWB the Great (I do not know why they did not award one to him for "so quickly finding" who were Masterminds behind 9/11!!)
Got is Comrade AB?
Glad that you finally admit your prophet was illiterate and incapable of writing literature...now we are getting somewhere...
Perhaps you can clear me up on something, dear comrade...here is where I get very confusikated again. Since muhammid the conqueror could not read, write and comprehend written words...how in the world did he confirm the accuracy of what he dictated?

Lets face it, if I am to ignorant to read and write yet I trust you to write what I dictate, I have no ability to confirm what I tell you is actually what is written down, true?

Does it not concern you that you base your entire ideology and way of life on illiteracy and jewish slave scribes? You base your beliefs on the written word of jewish slave scribes...Got it comrade MUQ?
ABs

Atlanta, GA

#286586 Feb 13, 2013
Spocko wrote:
The Republican’s biggest economic lie – that the budget deficit is “the transcendent issue of our time,”! Yeah right, fact is: We're in a "jobs and growth" crisis – not a budget crisis!(we are always in a budget crisis!) The ratio of the national debt to the total economy is high relative to what it's been. But it's not nearly as high as it was after World War II – when it reached 120 percent of the economy's total output.
If and when the economy begins to grow faster – if more Americans get jobs, and we move toward a full recovery – the debt/GDP ratio will fall, as it did in the 1950s, and as it does in every solid recovery. Revenues will pour into the Treasury, and much of the current "budget crisis" will be evaporate.
The best way to get jobs and growth back is for the federal government to spend more right now, not less – for example, by exempting the first $20,000 of income from payroll taxes this year and next, recreating a WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps, creating an infrastructure bank, providing tax incentives for small businesses to hire, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, and so on – seems like a no-brainer don’t it? Our politicians are disgustingly self-absorbed – it is the Republican’s biggest economic lie – that the budget deficit is “the transcendent issue of our time.” Republicans are trying to keep the economy hostage right up to the 2014 mid term elections!
Yes...2014...balance to the insanity...gabby deserves a vote...lol..what a twit of speech last night...
ABs

Atlanta, GA

#286587 Feb 13, 2013
MUQ wrote:
<quoted text>
Ans.
How can there be comparison between these "pygmies' like Obama (who came today and gone tomorrow and no one even remembers their names after a couple of decades)…. And a Permanent Luminary like Our Prophet and other Prophets of God.
You are right our prophet did not know how to read and write…
Yet
And Yet
And Yet
He dictated a book, which has became an All Time Standard for Arabic Literature and no one in past 1400 years is unable to bring even one chapter like it.
What Noble Prizes are worth to someone in the Stature of prophets of God.
Noble prizes are for Pygmies like Barak Husain Obama and Malcolm Begin and GWB the Great (I do not know why they did not award one to him for "so quickly finding" who were Masterminds behind 9/11!!)
Got is Comrade AB?
But look at the bright side, comrade MUQ...at least we now know that it was those spiteful jews that concocted that goofball impossible split moon thingy...I'm sure that is a relief to you knowing you no longer have to defend that fabricated lie...

And thank you for clarifying that the Quran is the all time standard for Arabic literature...my betting money would have been on cleopatra meets Lawrence of Arabia...or possibly the Diary of Ann Franke...
Henry

Germany

#286588 Feb 14, 2013
Spocko wrote:
The Republican’s biggest economic lie – that the budget deficit is “the transcendent issue of our time,”! Yeah right, fact is: We're in a "jobs and growth" crisis – not a budget crisis!(we are always in a budget crisis!) The ratio of the national debt to the total economy is high relative to what it's been. But it's not nearly as high as it was after World War II – when it reached 120 percent of the economy's total output.
If and when the economy begins to grow faster – if more Americans get jobs, and we move toward a full recovery – the debt/GDP ratio will fall, as it did in the 1950s, and as it does in every solid recovery. Revenues will pour into the Treasury, and much of the current "budget crisis" will be evaporate.
The best way to get jobs and growth back is for the federal government to spend more right now, not less – for example, by exempting the first $20,000 of income from payroll taxes this year and next, recreating a WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps, creating an infrastructure bank, providing tax incentives for small businesses to hire, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, and so on – seems like a no-brainer don’t it? Our politicians are disgustingly self-absorbed – it is the Republican’s biggest economic lie – that the budget deficit is “the transcendent issue of our time.” Republicans are trying to keep the economy hostage right up to the 2014 mid term elections!
Capitalism is a suicidal society and always lives on war superprofits. In the nuclear age the extermination of humanity is a real thread!
Henry

Germany

#286589 Feb 14, 2013
Obama Is Not Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
The Shadow Government is our real government.
It only benefits the wealthy few.
http://shelby.tv/video/youtube/_sstDwKTCpM/th...
Of course, some billionaires rule the world. The targets are superprofits and this by wars. That is the hole secret of the small minority!
Henry

Germany

#286590 Feb 14, 2013
Forum Cruiser wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not sure if you are being sarcastic or just do not understand the term "nation building." This is what we are doing in Iraq/Afghanistan and that is why we are spending billions $$. Pres. Bush campaigned against nation building in a few of his pre-election speeches first term. Nation building is what costs lives and tons of money as we attempt to be benevolent in our treatment of a defeated nation.
Billionaires are not "nation building" but superprofits all the time! The best way to do it is war! Capitalism is always having wars!
Henry

Germany

#286591 Feb 14, 2013
Foxy is Foxy wrote:
the war is not over, in it's death throes...
the bucket is by it's foot, ready soon, for that kicking.
we can only pray, that it will go peacefully into the topix night.
It wasn't the war's fault, the hand of doom put it's touch on this place a long time ago and the result was inevitable.
In the nuclear age war can be useless for the power of nature in cooperation with an atomic inferno. We are on its way on the extermination of mankind!
Henry

Germany

#286592 Feb 14, 2013
You are a fuckwit wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Gid bless us, every one!
Not any god ever was. The thousands gods are just myths no more
Henry

Germany

#286593 Feb 14, 2013
MUQ wrote:
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arti...
Euphemisms Away!
A World in Which Truth is a Dying Species
By Gaither Stewart
Contd.
Some nature-loving gnome then had the genial idea of a military base-lily pad. Why? For what purpose? For it is not true that smaller, more mobile lily pad-like bases, remain hidden and much cheaper. Nor is it true that local people, even in the jungle of a Pacific island do not know about them, are blind to their presence. Soldiers in jungle clothing jogging through the bush are not invisible. That planes landing and taking off are unheard and unnoticed is absurd. The 1000 military bases today cost the U.S. taxpayer’s less? Not on your life, naïve taxpayer!
Is the U.S. objective to make less impact on local populations with a smaller presence, a less visible footprint and simultaneously perhaps offer employment to a few locals? Jamais de la vie! As if anyone in those secret Pentagon rooms gave one hoot in hell about those little brown people? Besides, just because a lily pad base appears to be the opposite of huge Ramstein or other city-like military bases in Germany and in the USA home territory itself doesn’t mean that what begins as a lily pad in Bulgaria will not quickly become small towns as well. Soldiers have to be offered comfortable living conditions, which means bars and shops and eating places and medical facilities and private rooms for many; it means no latrine cleaning and kitchen police jobs for soldiers; locals do that for low pay. Soldiers today demand to have their families with them, which means apartment blocks and private cars and schools and hospitals. Moreover, every job the lily pad gnomes remove from the USA and outsource abroad, means less jobs in America.
That 1000 lily pad bases across the world cost the American taxpayer less is thus an illusion, a false clue to the raison d’etre of the so-called lily pad bases. The law of the unstoppable growth of bureaucracy dictates that with enough time small bases will become big bases. That is the way of the world. You build runways and training grounds and a few barracks and voila, the initially Spartan lily pad grows into another Ramstein. Meanwhile, military bases, whether lily pads or Ramsteins, continue to erode what remains of the U.S. image the world over, exacerbating hate for the USA wherever they are found.
So why? Why the string of America’s military bases. Why the already failed experiment of tiny lily pads when all they mean is expanded U.S. militarization of the world? The why lies in the answer: it is part and parcel of American occupation of the world. The New World Order. The American Century.
Of course U.S. world domination remains the ultimate goal but the explanation is insufficient. Though a great part of the globe is already under U.S. domination, whether of the direct military sort or purely economic, there are still some hurdles to achieve total dominion. Not only obstacles but America’s own manias and phobias to be overcome.
For there remains Russia and China to be dealt with. Touchy subjects indeed. Though total madness to consider, war with either is possible but in my estimation not probable. In any case, it is a mistake to lump the two great nations together or even to attempt to juxtapose the two. Russia is Russia; China is China. Russia is a much more immediate problem for U.S. aims than is China. As the astute student of international affairs and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in the third presidential debate “Russia is America’s greatest enemy.”
Mitt Romney "forgot": nuclear infernos, and the power of nature (earthquakes, volcanos, asteroids, tsunamis, tornados and so on. Nature forget nothing. BTW: AKWs are more than a danger. They are deadly too! The greatest enemy of Amerca are the billionairs!
ABs

Aiken, SC

#286594 Feb 14, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
Not any god ever was. The thousands gods are just myths no more
Howdy Hank..where you been? I and tinyearl miss trying to save your soul...you do have a soul don't you? I mean, isn't that why you care about humanity?
Obama is a corporate hack

Bay Shore, NY

#286595 Feb 14, 2013
Henry wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course, some billionaires rule the world. The targets are superprofits and this by wars. That is the hole secret of the small minority!
Yes, some Billionaires who are politically connected.

The Tax Code & The Pentagon are the largest.

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Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich- and Cheat Everyone Else
http://tinyurl.com/3ptn5qm / May 18, 2004
One of the country's top investigative reporters reveals how the richest people within the top 1 percent of the country has rigged the tax code and other laws in its favor.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston has been breaking pieces of this story on the front page of The New York Times for nine years, work for which one business school professor calls him ìthe de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United Statesî. With Perfectly Legal, he puts the whole shocking narrative together in a way that will stir up media attention and make readers angry about the state of our country. And he has sound advice on what to do.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/181339-1

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Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense
(And Stick You with the Bill) January 18, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/2yequa
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston joins us to talk about his new book,“Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill).” Johnston reveals how government subsidies and new regulations have quietly funneled money from the poor and the middle class to the rich and politically connected.
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/18/free_lu...
Obama is a corporate hack

Bay Shore, NY

#286596 Feb 14, 2013
President Obama – Get Tough on Corporate Welfare
by Ralph Nader / February 12, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/apmd7fv
Ask anti-government ideologues about "welfare" and they are likely to tell you all about an increasingly large group of Americans who are dependent on government handouts. They might refer to the portion of the population who Mitt Romney famously called "the 47 percent," those who consider themselves to be "victims" entitled to government aid. It's actually quite an apt description for many companies such as Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Intel, Microsoft, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boeing, Exxon Mobil, Verizon, PG&E and others.
The phenomenon of corporate welfare -- that is, the hundreds of billions of dollars regularly doled out to just about every large, profitable company in the United States -- is one that I have been challenging for decades. There are hundreds of programs in existence that directly or indirectly provide billions of dollars of taxpayer money to corporations. One might expect that a serious public discussion about curtailing excess "welfare spending" would focus on cutting these enormous handouts to rich corporations, not the small-by-comparison safety net for the poor. Yet somehow, many purveyors of the "stand-on-your-own-two-fe et responsibility" ideology do not apply the same standard to corporations on the dole./ http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/12-9...

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SOTU: Do Policy Proposals Live up to Rhetoric on Wages and Climate Change?/ February 13, 2013 / Video / http://tinyurl.com/b97eadr
Gerald Epstein: Language on wages and climate change could help shift the debate but policy proposals tied to interests of finance and private sector
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php...

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SOTU: Obama Opens Door to Grand Betrayal
Bill Black: President Obama offered up "reform" of Medicare and social security, that is cuts at a time of deep recession / February 13, 2013 / Video http://tinyurl.com/b9lkhkp
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php...

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SOTU: Do Policy Proposals Live up to Rhetoric on Wages and Climate Change?/ February 13, 2013 /
Gerald Epstein: Language on wages and climate change could help shift the debate but policy proposals tied to interests of finance and private sector
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/02/13

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