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Old 09-27-2010, 07:55 AM
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So if tea partiers are supposed to look out for "real, everyday Americans", then one would think they would be upset about this.

"A long-delayed government epidemiological study of possible ties between diesel exhaust and lung cancer in miners may finally be published this fall -- but only after a mining industry group, represented by the Washington lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs, finishes a pre-publication review of the study's drafts."

So when can I expect to see picket signs and pro-Main Street solidarity?

Old 10-05-2010, 09:01 PM
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Well tea lovers are you "true patriots" or not?

its time to show and prove.

"The story, broken by the liberal blog Think Progress, contained all the elements of a compelling election story -- a pro-business lobby, operating largely in the dark, supporting conservative, free-trade candidates with money that may be culled from international corporations. Somewhat lost in the discussion (though quite evident in the Think Progress report) was the possibility that the Chamber's actions pushed the legal limits for acceptable electioneering.

Information brought to light today by Think Progress, a project of the nonpartisan nonprofit organization Center for American Progress Action Fund, strongly implies that the Chamber has willfully violated federal campaign finance laws that outlaw the use of foreign cash in U.S. elections."
Old 10-06-2010, 08:30 PM
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So "real, everyday, patriotic Americans" what have your precious disc jockeys have to say about foreigners taking over the American political system, are you guys too busy tea baggin' each other to notice?

"Because the United States Chamber is organized as a 501(c)(6) business league under the federal tax code, it does not have to disclose its donors, so the full extent of foreign influence on its political agenda is unknown. But Tuesday’s report sheds light on how it raises money abroad. Its affiliate in Abu Dhabi, for example, the American Chamber of Commerce, says it has more than 450 corporate and individual members (http://www.amchamabudhabi.org/mainart.php?depid=2&grpid=30&artid=353 - broken link) in the United Arab Emirates who pay as much as $8,500 a year to join.

The possible commingling of secret foreign money into these groups raises fresh questions about whether they are violating both the letter and spirit of the campaign finance laws.

The government needs to make sure that the tax code — and American control of American elections — is not being violated. "
Old 10-23-2010, 02:21 PM
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Reading the above with nothing but disgust, all I can say is:,..................., Its about damn time!!

"I mean, the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They've opened the floodgates, and personally, I'm investigating articles of impeachment against Justice Roberts for perjuring during his Senate hearings, where he said he wouldn't be a judicial activist, and he wouldn't overturn precedents."
Old 10-28-2010, 09:52 AM
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Old Man Fritz has been saying this time and time again.

The gambling addicts have sold out the American working population.

They are now coddling China, Saudi Arabia and gods knows who else.

So what's its going to be tea partiers?

Are you guys finally gonna stand up to Wall Street and will you follow in that eunuch Murdock's footsteps and enjoy getting pimped and tea bagged by any foreigner with big bucks?

Time to put up or SHUT UP!!!

"Gorman was not the only top Wall Street executive looking to get in on the AgBank deal. JPMorgan (JPM.N) CEO Jamie Dimon and Deutsche Bank CEO (DBKGn.DE) Josef Ackermann also went to China to make their pitch, and in the end all three banks secured an underwriting assignment for the bank's Hong Kong offering.

For a while at least, with their eyes dead set on the AgBank pot of gold, global bankers could set aside concerns about the challenges they face in China, a market they are desperately trying to crack but where they are finding more setbacks than successes.

"What are the government's priorities in China and how can I align my activities with their goals?" UBS's Partnow said, explaining how his firm has found success in moving with regulators."
Old 10-31-2010, 12:05 PM
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The Johnson, a former Brit, of the tribe the Founding Fathers fought against, far more of a patriot than the tea baggin' lunatic fringe cult of Beckians. How ironic is that, a former socialist nazi, imperial Brit, sincerely worried about American sovereignty and liberty than the chalkboard zombies.

"The Supreme Court has determined that corporations can make political contributions virtually without limit, apparently not understanding or not caring that (a) management has a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders, (b) globalization means more foreign shareholders on average (for privately held companies and funds, as well as publicly traded companies), and (c) at the margin, key strategic shareholders – the people who provide extra capital when the chips are down – increasingly tend to be foreign. Think about the role of Sovereign Wealth Funds in providing funds to our banking system in 2007-08, or the fact that Citigroup goes cap-in-hand to Saudi Arabia every decade or so. We have effectively enfranchised foreigners in US elections. This is clearly and absolutely not what the drafters of the Constitutions had in mind.

Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues would have wanted it no other way. The US Constitution was not drawn up to protect the rights of foreign citizens. It defines who is and who can become an American – and the rights and responsibilities of those who would like to rule the United States.

And however you prefer to define our legitimate national security interests, how are they consistent with letting foreign citizens influence or even determine the outcome of our elections? "
Old 10-31-2010, 01:55 PM
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Have you noticed, no one cares what you think?
Old 10-31-2010, 02:18 PM
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kovert's on ignore but based on the topic title I thought it was about the rabid, hateful, angry left.
Old 03-02-2011, 09:28 AM
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The two previous posts perfectly illustrate the ignorance and stupidity that has so far characterized the lunatic fringe tea baggin' cult of Beck.

There is nothing that can be found in their heads unless its first scribbled on a chalkboard.

But fortunately there are a few conservatives left, conservatives who do love oligarchies, who care and respect capitalism instead of a multi-national welfare state.

And they have the critical thinking skills (and just plain common sense) to identify that neither bus drivers, teachers nor grandmas on gubmint insurance are the source for our budget woes.

"It's right in the transcripts of the December 2005 Federal Open Market Committee, which is the committee of central bankers that run America (more on that below). In that meeting, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher is complaining about the enormous quantity of Chinese goods flowing into America. He points out that this is creating 'disinflation', i.e. lowering prices and wages for Americans.

Only, he isn't complaining that there are too many Chinese imports, he is frustrated there aren't enough imports. Even though China has built special export-only ports to ship goods out of China, he says, the ports at "Long Beach and Northwest" can't absorb what China wants to sell us, because of work rules (i.e. unions). This is a huge problem, Fisher continues, because it is blocking his CEO contacts from outsourcing as much work abroad as quickly as possible. They cannot "exploit China" fast enough.

This is a systemic problem, and it requires a systemic answer. Right now, China makes our goods, the Chinese workers get our jobs, and American workers get pay cuts. But, the Chinese also lend us our own money back to us, which we then give to JP Morgan, Citigroup, Goldman, and Bank of America so they can speculate with. Pretty soon, China will have our entire industrial base, and we will be left with the socially destructive financial oligarchs that Charles Ferguson described in Inside Job.

Regardless, the lack of attention to what these people say and think is key to the dominance of our lives by the big banks. The Fed -- the adults in charge -- are often working on behalf of Chinese interests, and on behalf of our own oil dependency (for a similar reason, oil imports create financial flows that then recycle back through American banks). They may not know it. Or they just may not distinguish between Chinese interests and the interests of JP Morgan, etc."
Old 03-02-2011, 09:44 AM
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Wow, a year later and you are still banging on the drum no one cares about.

Everyone already figured this out long before the first post, it's old news.

I hate the Tea Party, but that doesn't mean every wanker who dislikes them as well is my friend.
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