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Help Nationalize the Federal Reserve- It is the progressive thing to do. Why is the Public Currency not a Public Utility? http://www.progressivegazette.com/2013/12/nationalize-federal-reserve.html And Tax Speculation- why does Wall Street pay no sales tax?

Journal Archives

Some examples

On the gutting of the 4th amendment

On bailing out big banks on the backs of the middle class

On the TPP

Tulsi questions the "defense" secretary about the insane Syria mess with Russia

On GMO Labeling (her policy is the same as Obama's policy in 2007, hopefully she won't "change her mind"

Do those positions sound conservative?
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Feb 28, 2016, 08:35 PM (1 replies)

Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announces resignation from DNC, endorsement of Bernie Sanders

Official House Page: http://gabbard.house.gov/
Website: https://www.votetulsi.com/

Flashback: Tulsi Gabbard dis-invited to first Las Vegas Democratic Debate by Debbie Wasserman-Shultz

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Feb 28, 2016, 12:23 PM (6 replies)

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Joins Tens of Thousands in U.K. Anti-Nuclear Weapons Rally

Feb 27, 2016: In what’s being hailed as Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear weapons rally in a generation, tens of thousands demonstrated on London’s streets Saturday to protest the U.K.’s Trident nuclear weapons system and to call for global nuclear disarmament.

“We are not alone,” Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, told the crowd in central London today. “There are many people around the world ... who have wanted a non-nuclear future for their country and their planet.” From the U.K’‘s Channel 4 News

He was joined by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who denounced Trident as “immoral” and “impractical,” while Corbyn said he believed in a “nuclear-free Britain and a nuclear-free future”.



From the Truthdig comments:

John T • 16 hours ago

Jeremy Corbyn over there in the United Kingdom is a lifelong democratic socialist. He is speaking out at and leading a rally against nuclear weapons in London and doing so as the designated leader of the Labour Party. When he isn't railing against nukes, he likes to criticize British and American entanglements in the Middle East and the actions of the State of Israel. He has been doing this kind of thing for as long as he has been in politics and somehow or other he has clawed his socialistic way up to become the nominal leader of the number two political party in the United Kingdom.

Bernie Sanders over here in the United States of America is also a lifelong democratic socialist—although there are a few socialists who might possibly take issue with his self proclaimed status as such. He is running for President of the United States of America and leaning on his leftist credentials to attract the support of liberals and lefter-than-liberals who are fed up with centrism. Not only are we not about to find him addressing an anti-nuke rally in Washington D.C. or anywhere else, he is an on-the-record supporter of the very things that his soul brother over on the other side of the pond is speaking out against.

Is someone confused here beside myself?
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Feb 28, 2016, 10:05 AM (0 replies)

Scientific American: Did Global Warming Slow Down in the 2000s, or Not?

Scientific American By Gayathri Vaidyanathan,
ClimateWire on February 25, 2016

The global warming “hiatus,” a controversy that spawned congressional hearings and thousands of skeptical blog posts before being curbed last year, is back.

The “hiatus” refers to the observation that global warming has slowed in the past 15 years. The planet is still warming, but just not as quickly as some climate scientists expected it to.

This graph shows a “slowdown” in rising temperatures until 2010. The black line shows temperatures as predicted by climate models, and the red line shows actual temperatures. Warming has recently increased, breaking historical records in 2014 and 2015.
Nature Climate Change, February 24, 2016 doi:10.1038/nclimate2938

The debate between researchers and doubters reached a crescendo last summer, when scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated their temperature records and concluded that global warming has not slowed down in the 2000s (ClimateWire, June 5, 2015).

Now, a group of prominent climate scientists are challenging NOAA’s conclusion in a commentary published this week in Nature Climate Change...snip

...“As scientists, we must go where the evidence takes us, we can’t allow our worries about climate contrarians and how they might seek to misrepresent our work to dictate what we do and do not publish,” he said...snip
MORE: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/did-global-warming-slow-down-in-the-2000s-or-not/

Making sense of the early-2000s warming slowdown

Global Warming "Hiatus" Debate Flares Up Again
Researchers now argue that the warming slowdown was real
By Jeff Tollefson,
Nature magazine on February 24, 2016

The latest salvo in an ongoing row over global-warming trends claims that warming has indeed slowed down this century.

An apparent slowing in the rise of global temperatures at the beginning of the twenty-first century, which is not explained by climate models, was referred to as a “hiatus” or a “pause” when first observed several years ago. Climate-change sceptics have used this as evidence that global warming has stopped. But in June last year, a study in Science claimed that the hiatus was just an artefact which vanishes when biases in temperature data are corrected...
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Feb 27, 2016, 10:30 AM (2 replies)

Glyphosate: Germany's most popular beers contain Monsanto-produced pesticide linked to cancer

IBTimes.co.uk James Tennent
February 25, 2016

A pesticide that may cause cancer has been found in 14 of the most popular beers in Germany by the Environmental Institute, Munich. The pesticide, glyphosate, is produced by Monsanto and was classified in 2015 as probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The institute tested 14 of the best selling beers in Germany and found that all of them contained traces of glyphosate. The legal limit for traces of the pesticide in drinking water is 0.1 microgrammes per litre but the lowest level found by the institute was 0.46 microgrammes in the Bavarian Augustiner beers.

The highest level found was 29.74 microgrammes per litre in the Hasseröder brewery in Saxony-Anhalt.

Translated by thelocal.de, the Association of German Brewers released a statement saying that they had not seen the original study but that all of the levels cited were well below what is considered dangerous to health: "For an adult to consume unhealthy amounts of glyphosate, he would have to drink around 1,000 litres of beer a day. According to current scientific understanding, a glyphosate level of 30 micrograms per litre doesn't pose any health risk."

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup product, widely used in industrial agriculture. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has said that there are limited findings the chemical causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in humans and convincing evidence it causes cancer in lab animals...
Read More: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/glyphosate-germanys-most-popular-beers-contain-monsanto-produced-pesticide-linked-cancer-1546061

Obama in 2007: "We'll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they're buying"
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 01:09 AM (83 replies)

We'll know it's serious

when the iPhone is banned

Why is Apple allowed to stash billions and billions offshore to avoid taxes?

Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'
By Richard Bilton
BBC Panorama
18 December 2014

Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken.

It found standards on workers' hours, ID cards, dormitories, work meetings and juvenile workers were being breached at the Pegatron factories.

Apple said it strongly disagreed with the programme's conclusions.

Exhausted workers were filmed falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts at the Pegatron factories on the outskirts of Shanghai...

iPhone buyers don't care that their phones are made with slave labor
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Feb 26, 2016, 12:44 AM (1 replies)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria

They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries — for oil.
Politico.eu | By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr | 2/23/16

In part because my father was murdered by an Arab, I’ve made an effort to understand the impact of U.S. policy in the Mideast and particularly the factors that sometimes motivate bloodthirsty responses from the Islamic world against our country. As we focus on the rise of the Islamic State and search for the source of the savagery that took so many innocent lives in Paris and San Bernardino, we might want to look beyond the convenient explanations of religion and ideology. Instead we should examine the more complex rationales of history and oil — and how they often point the finger of blame back at our own shores...snip

...For Americans to really understand what’s going on, it’s important to review some details about this sordid but little-remembered history. During the 1950s, President Eisenhower and the Dulles brothers — CIA Director Allen Dulles and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles — rebuffed Soviet treaty proposals to leave the Middle East a neutral zone in the Cold War and let Arabs rule Arabia. Instead, they mounted a clandestine war against Arab nationalism — which Allen Dulles equated with communism — particularly when Arab self-rule threatened oil concessions. They pumped secret American military aid to tyrants in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon favoring puppets with conservative Jihadist ideologies that they regarded as a reliable antidote to Soviet Marxism. At a White House meeting between the CIA’s director of plans, Frank Wisner, and John Foster Dulles, in September 1957, Eisenhower advised the agency, “We should do everything possible to stress the ‘holy war’ aspect,” according to a memo recorded by his staff secretary, Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster...snip

Mohammed Mosaddegh, the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951-1953, pictured left in 1951, the same year he was named TIME Person of the Year. His tenure was cut short by a United States-led coup in 1953, which installed Shah Reza Pahlavi

...America’s founding fathers warned Americans against standing armies, foreign entanglements and, in John Quincy Adams’ words, “going abroad in search of monsters to destroy.” Those wise men understood that imperialism abroad is incompatible with democracy and civil rights at home. The Atlantic Charter echoed their seminal American ideal that each nation should have the right to self-determination. Over the past seven decades, the Dulles brothers, the Cheney gang, the neocons and their ilk have hijacked that fundamental principle of American idealism and deployed our military and intelligence apparatus to serve the mercantile interests of large corporations and particularly, the petroleum companies and military contractors that have literally made a killing from these conflicts.

It’s time for Americans to turn America away from this new imperialism and back to the path of idealism and democracy. We should let the Arabs govern Arabia and turn our energies to the great endeavor of nation building at home. We need to begin this process, not by invading Syria, but by ending the ruinous addiction to oil that has warped U.S. foreign policy for half a century...
Read More: http://www.politico.eu/article/why-the-arabs-dont-want-us-in-syria-mideast-conflict-oil-intervention/

Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Feb 24, 2016, 12:14 AM (3 replies)


But really, have these people no shame at all? No shame at all?

Many Americans are no longer capable of feeling shame. It's a shame.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:26 AM (0 replies)

It's a big circus

And we're all in it

Some of us are in the bleachers, and some are on the stage.
It's The World's Biggest Big Top Circus!
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:22 AM (0 replies)

MSNBC Cuts Away From Bernie Sanders as He Condemns Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Intercept 2/22/2016 Zaid Jilani

MSNBC cut away from a live Bernie Sanders press conference this afternoon as the Democratic presidential candidate was talking about his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Watch the cutaway:

“You’ve been listening to Bernie Sanders, less of a press conference, more of a speech. I want to turn back to the Republican side of things,” said Kate Snow, as she pivoted to news of Ted Cruz firing a press spokesperson.

MSNBC owner Comcast has lobbied for the TPP. Last year, it fired host Ed Schultz, an outspoken opponent of the agreement.

A Media Matters study found that outside of Schultz’s show, the TPP was mentioned only twice on MSNBC during an 18-month period. Last year, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough admitted to The Intercept that his network was “guilty” of ignoring the TPP.

This is outrageous. A "free" press? What other things are they ignoring? (X-post GD-P)
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:30 AM (0 replies)
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