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Amazingly (or maybe not so much) USA M$M utterly IGNORES Wikileaks bombshell on Stratfor Corporation

Unless someone can correct me, by directing me to some actual evidence of any
M$M outlet even mentioning the 1.5 hour PRESS CONFERENCE in Australia about
this shwarmy sleazy corporate privatization of our country's "national security"
activities .. including spying, entrapment into sexually "embarrassing" situations,
providing agent provocateurs, you name it.

Did I miss something?

BTW - if you'd like to see this presser, go to: http://www.livestream.com/occupyptown
then double click on the "Latest Videos" at bottom of screen title "Wikileaks Truth Bomb"
as it was recently archived at this site. See it while you can.

A Resource for F29 "Shut Down the Corporations" day - List of ALEC State "Chairmen"

Just in case you may wish to send them some Occupy Love on the 29th,
or shut down their businesses as possible. I'm certainly not suggesting
anything but totally non-violent expressions of concern and outrage.
Source: http://sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=ALEC_State_Chairmen

ALEC State Chairmen "are appointed by the National Chairman. All Private Sector State Chairmen are appointed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) State Chairman, and confirmed by both the Chairman of ALEC's "Private Enterprise Board," (ALEC Corporations), and the Chairman of its "Public Sector Board," (ALEC Politicians). Each ALEC State Chairman shall appoint a Private Sector State Chairman to serve concurrently with the State Chairman. . . . State Chairmen duties shall include recruiting new members, working to ensure introduction of model legislation, suggesting task force membership, establishing state steering committees, planning issue events, and working with the Private Enterprise State Chairman to raise and oversee expenditures of legislative 'scholarship' funds."[1] State Chairmen (legislative and corporate) as of 2011 include:
Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R)
Rosemary Elebash, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)[3][4]
Rep. Wes Keller (R)
John Schlatter, Takeda[3]
Rep. Debbie Lesko (R)[2]
Russell Smoldon, Salt River Project[3]
Rep. Linda Collins-Smith (R) and Sen. Michael Lamoureux (R)[2]
Ted Mullenix, AT&T[3]
Sen. Joel C. Anderson (R)[2]
Pete Anderson, AT&T and Bruce MacRae, United Parcel Service[3]
Sen. Bill Cadman (R) and Rep. B J Nikkel (R)
Linda Pryor, Pfizer, and Bill Schroeder, Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA)[3]
Rep. DebraLee Hovey (R) and Sen. Kevin Witkos (R)
Joseph Anson, Bayer, and John Emra, AT&T[3]
Rep. Daniel Short (R)
Mark DiMaio, AstraZeneca Inc.[3]
Rep. Jimmy T. Patronis, Jr. (R)[2]
David Nickles, Nickles Strategy Group[3]
Rep. Calvin Hill (R) and Sen. Chip Rogers (R)
Michael Wall, Comcast[3]
Rep. Gene Ward (R)[2]
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge (R)[2]
Mike Reynoldson, Micron Technology[3]
Sen. Kirk Dillard (R) and Rep. Renée Kosel (R)[2]
Greg Chesmore, Celgene Corporation[3]
Sen. Jim Buck (R) and Rep. David Wolkins (R)
Julie Griffith, Duke Energy Corp.[3]
Rep. Linda Miller (R)
Tom Cope, Avenson, Oakley & Cope, and Edward Failor, Jr., Iowans for Tax Relief[3]
Sen. Ray Merrick (R)[2]
Julie Hein (Hein Law Firm), Ronald Hein, Esq. (Hein Law Firm), and Michael Morgan (Koch Industries)[3]
Sen. Tom Buford (R) and Rep. Mike Harmon (R)[2]
Mark E. Guiffre, United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines, and Matthew P. Lathrop, YUM! Brands[3]
Rep. George Cromer (R)[2]
 and Rep. Joe Harrison (R-51)[3]
Daniel Wilson, AT&T[3]
Sen. Richard Rosen (R)
Ann Robinson, Preti Flaherty[3]
Del. Michael Hough (R) and Sen. Christopher Shank (R)[2]
Thomas Langan, Unilever[3]
Rep. Nicholas A. Boldyga (R-3) and Rep. Harriett L. Stanley (D-2)[3]
Joseph Cleary, Bayer[3]
Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R)[2]
Robert Campau, Michigan Association of Realtors[3]
Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer (R)[2]
John Gibbs, Comcast[3]
Randal Russell, AT&T[3]
Rep. Timothy Jones (R), Rep. Jason Smith (R) and Rep. Jim Ellington (R)[2]
Tom Krewson (Comcast) and Mary Scruggs (Director of Government Relations, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives)[3]
Rep. Gary MacLaren (R) and Rep. Scott Reichner (R)[2]
Ronald Devlin, Northwestern Energy[3]
Sen. Abbie Cornett (45)[3]
Paul Plofchan, Pfizer[3]
Sen. Barbara Cegavske (R)[2] and Sen. Dennis Nolan (R-9)[3]
Derek Naten, Bayer, and Judy Stokey, NV Energy, Inc.[3]
New Hampshire:
Rep. Gary Daniels (R) and Rep. Jordan Ulery (R)[2]
Rick Newman, NH Government Solutions Group, LLC[3]
New Jersey:
Sen. Steve Oroho (R) and Hon. Jay Webber (R)[2]
New Mexico:
Rep. Paul Bandy (R) and Sen. Kent L. Cravens (R)
Gaspar Laca, GlaxoSmithKline[3]
New York:
Sen. Owen Johnson (R, C, IP)[2]
Robert Luria, GlaxoSmithKline[3]
North Carolina:
Rep. Fred Steen II (R)[2]
Gary Salamido, GlaxoSmithKline[3]
North Dakota:
Rep. Alan Carlson (R) and Rep. Blair Thoreson (R)[2]
Joel Gilbertson, Vogel Law Firm[3]
Rep. John P. Adams (R)
Edward Kozelek, Time Warner Cable[3]
Rep. Gary Banz (R) and Sen. John W. Ford (R)
Jim Dunlap, Jim Dunlap Consultants, and Clayton Taylor, The Williams Companies[3]
Rep. C. Gene Whisnant (R)[2]
Paul S. Cosgrove, Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler, LLP[3]
Rep. John R. Evans (R)
Kevin Fuller, Bayer[3]
Rhode Island:
Sen. Leo Blais (R-21) and Sen. Jon D. Brien (D-50)[3]
South Carolina:
Rep. Liston Barfield (R) and Sen. Raymond E. Cleary III (R)
Jeanelle McCain (Progress Energy), Tom Mullikin (Mullikin Law Firm), Fred Allen, Harry F. Cato (Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough) and Chuck Claunch, Duke Energy Corp.[3]
South Dakota:
Sen. Deb Peters (R) and Rep. Valentine Rausch (R)
Craig Mischo, Bayer, and Marilyn Vetter, Takeda[3]
Rep. Curry Todd (R)[2]
Patricia Cannon, Allergan, Inc.[3]
Rep. Charlie Howard (R), Rep. Jim Jackson (R) and Sen. Kel Seliger (R)
Gary Barrett, Bayer, and Holly Reed, AT&T[3]
Sen. Curt Bramble (R) and Sen. Wayne Niederhauser (R)
Jay Magure, 1-800 Contacts, Inc., and Steve Proper, Comcast[3]
Sen. Kevin Mullin (R)[2]
Shawn Shouldice, Capital Connections, LLC[3]
Del. John A. Cosgrove, Jr. (R) and Sen. Stephen Martin (R)
Rick Cornwell, Verizon[3]
Rep. Jan Angel (R) and Sen. Don Benton (R)
Daniel Mead Smith (President, Washington Policy Center) and John Schlatter (Government Affairs Manager, Takeda)[3]
West Virginia:
Del. Eric Householder (R)

Rep. Robin Vos (R)

[2] and Rep. Scott Suder (R-69)[5]
Amy Boyer, The Hamilton Consulting Group/Xcel Energy, and Bryon Wornson, Pfizer[3]
Rep. Peter Illoway (R)[2]
Jody Levin, Verizon, and Wendy Lowe, Peabody Energy[3]
Previous State Chairmen

As of earlier in 2011[6]:
Arizona - Sen. Robert L. Burns - (R)
Arkansas - Sen. Barbara Horn - (D)
Arkansas - Rep. Roy Ragland - (R)
Georgia - Sen. John Wiles (R)
Idaho - Rep. Jim Clark (R)
Louisiana - Rep. Noble Ellington (R)
Maine - Sen. Carol Weston (R)
Maryland - Sen. Alexander X. Mooney (R)
Maryland - Del. Nancy Stocksdale (R)
Michigan - Sen. Jason Allen (R)
Minnesota - Rep. Laura Brod (R)
Minnesota - Sen. Gen Olson (R)
Mississippi - Sen. Alan Nunnelee (R) (Now a member of the US House of Representatives)
Missouri - Rep. Ed Emery (R)
Montana - Rep. Dennis Himmelberger (R)
Nebraska - Sen. Abbie Cornett (R)
Nevada - Sen. Dennis Nolan (R)
South Carolina - Rep. Harry Cato (R)
Vermont - Rep. Patricia O'Donnell (R)
Wisconsin - Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R)
Wisconsin - Rep. Michael Huebsch (R)
ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) They fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. It might be right. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door. Learn more at ALECexposed.org.

I want to thank The .01%

For being such over-weened over-reaching inhumane cowards ....
otherwise, humanity may have muddled along for another decade or
two like lemmings over proverbial cliff into oblivion i.e. causing such
irreparable destruction of the planet's ecosystem that there could be
no hope of salvaging anything like a livable planet unless you were
holed up in some "doomsday" bunker indefinitely.

Thank you, thank you for being SO greedy, callous & stupid, as to
overplay your hand, so much and in so many all-too-obvious ways
that nearly EVERYone pretty much gets it by now, the Labor Movement
is awakening from their long slumber, and is aligning their forces
with OWS everywhere.

Next: The American Spring. Stay tuned.


All Hell breaking loose in Greece: over 1000 fires, streets filled with tear gas & angry protesters

US Media blackout so far, as Greece goes up in flames.

For the record, I tried to participate in a DU Jury

but when I clicked my way to the post, ALL it said the "post has been deleted by it's
author", and there was no other information like their usually is about other jurors'
votes, or even what the post said before it was deleted. I kept trying to get it into
jury mode, but to no avail.

Then when I go back to business as usual I STILL get this notice, that I'm serving on
this jury, and did I want to continue? I finally opted out after the 3rd time of trying
to find the jury page where i could see what was being considered.

So FYI, to mods ... and I also am totally willing to serve, when I can find the page and
things are working like they are supposed to. I didn't want my opting out to suggest
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