Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 4:38pm
Ralph Nader believes it is time to put U.S. global corporations on the DEFENSIVE! He declares that would be “the first step for the resurgence of the people so that corporations become our servants and do not remain our masters.”
In “Patriotic Yardsticks for Unpatriotic Giant Corporations” he calls out US Global Corporations for BETRAYING America -- betraying the American citizen taxpayers that have enabled them to become so incredibly successful. Nader spells it out: Read below the fold...
Submitted by ubetchaiam on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 5:01pm
"The reality is that representative democracy, at the core, has to be about people voting, has to be about people engaging in political parties, has to be about people having contact with elected representatives, and having faith and trust in elected representatives, as well as those representatives demonstrating they can exercise political power effectively and make decisions that tend to be approved of," said Wilks-Heeg." Read below the fold...
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:43am
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 7:50pm
Not sure whether you had linked to this story, but Montana's Supreme Court upheld a state ban on corporate money in political campaign; a direct challenge to Citizens United.
We had a whole lot of corruption because of the Anaconda Copper Mine's influence over politics that the citizens of Montana had enough and passed The Corrupt Practices Law of 1912. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sat, 07/24/2010 - 8:34am
Not news to anyone here, but still worth repeating:
But it's not just wealthy individuals who grotesquely manipulate the system for their benefit. It's the multinational corporations they own and control. In 2009, Exxon Mobil, the most profitable corporation in history made $19 billion in profits and not only paid no federal income tax—they actually received a $156 million refund from the government. In 2005, one out of every four large corporations in the United States paid no federal income taxes while earning $1.1 trillion in revenue. Read below the fold...
Submitted by amberglow on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 3:54pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 7:27pm
I think I've spotted an actual desiring machine in the field! Scientific American:
Splenda is not satisfying—at least according to the brain. A new study found that even when the palate cannot distinguish between the artificial sweetener and sugar, our brain knows the difference. Read below the fold...
Submitted by nezua limón xol... on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 3:30pm
Three Florida fruit-pickers, held captive and brutalised by their employer for more than a year, finally broke free of their bonds by punching their way through the ventilator hatch of the van in which they were imprisoned. Once outside, they dashed for freedom. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 10/28/2007 - 9:21am
Speaking of micro-organisisms, DarkSyde has a wonderful post up at Kos about the bedbugs, the Black Death, and Halloween (among other things). Read the whole thing, but this sentence leaped out at me:
While to one another we are lovers, strangers, friend or foe, to germs we’re nothing but walking meat markets: you and I are food.
Vivid and telling. And if you change two phrases, even more telling: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 10/16/2007 - 9:31am
Submitted by ddjango on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 9:33am
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 03/18/2007 - 10:14pm
When a dealer that's more predatory and businesslike than the norm--one who doesn't live with his mother--goes down, the Feds confiscate his assets (before sending him to jail for graduate work in gang studies and homosexual rape).
But compared to corporations, dealers are penny ante.
So, last I checked, corporations were legal persons--with rights of free speech, and everything.
But who said corporations got to live forever? Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 03/09/2007 - 9:54am
Bonddad and Tula explain the hard stuff so I don't have to. Bottom line: the investor class is whining like a bunch of skeer'd little bitches, and that's a good thing.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 5:09pm
I'm not even going to recount mine. I'm ready to kill or break something. deep breath But I'm pretty sure we've all had them. Is it just me, or are cell phones getting crappier with every new "upgrade?" Sure, it's great to play some music and take a photo with your phone, but it'd also be nice if they weren't as sensitive as an albino nun at an all-gender orgy in the Mojave desert. Four 1-800 calls, six crashed web pages, three stores and several "customer service" representatives later, I may be able to talk on the phone again...as soon as next Wednesday. Read below the fold...