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Enhancing Democracy or Strengthening the Emerging Oligarchy: Which Will It Be?

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) raises the issue of emerging oligarchy, based on wealth inequality, taking control of democracies worldwide through a small global elite composed of the very rich, powerful corporate executives in financial multinationals and other global conglomerates, and their allies in international financial organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Read below the fold...

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Ruck.us and the Emerging Oligarchy

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Occupy Wall Street (OWS) raises the issue of emerging oligarchy, based on wealth inequality, taking control of democracies worldwide through a small global elite composed of the very rich, powerful corporate executives in financial multinationals and other global conglomerates, and their allies in international financial organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Read below the fold...

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In Which CD Showers Lavish Praise upon Lambert

And so, I take a bow, make a leg, tip my hat, and offer my profoundest and most sincere thanks to the man who makes it all possible, Lambert. My weekend started a few hours ago, so forgive me for this rant but I don't feel like doing any real work and this issue actually has a bit of political relevance in addition to just me being a fawning fan. Thank you, Lambert. And fuck you, JSKit, Disqus, Blogger, WordPress, Facebook and all the rest of you fucking lazy ass motherfuckers who have seen fit to deny me almost all of my other regular blogs. You suck. He rocks. Read below the fold...

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Meet The Mother of Egyptian Intervention (Update)

The Examiner's intrepid reporter Aimee Kligman has a wonderful article on the woman in front of the mass organization in Egypt today. Meet Assma Mahfouz for yourself. Assma found inspiration during the now infamous 2008, April 6th Youth Movement. Read below the fold...

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The Threat to Open Society and the Interactive Voter Choice System

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The Problem

The biggest problem for Americans in our time is the increasingly dangerous threat to open society posed by the trend toward plutocracy and its effects on the political system. George Soros described the antecedents of these threats in The Age of Fallibility (pp. 100-101): Read below the fold...

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2012: How U.S. Voters Can Wrest Control of Congress from Special Interests -- Part IV. How Voters Can Build Transpartisan Voting

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2012: How U.S. Voters Can Wrest Control of Congress from Special Interests -- Part IV. How Voters Can Build Transpartisan Voting Blocs and Use Legislative Mandates to Get Control of Electoral and Legislative Processes

[Ed. note: This series has been re-posted by Joe Firestone (a.k.a. letsgetitdone) on behalf of author Nancy Bordier with her express permission.]

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Friday Night Sex Blogging

So my gf du jour won't be by until Sunday, and I'm stuck with a Working Friday Night anyway, due to...well, that doesn't matter. But I was reading one of Corrente's fabulous blogroll links, and the author was talking about the perils of dating online as an older woman. I guess that's me too, now! I'm a bit of an, um, well, [fill in your grandmother's favorite naughty word for bad grrls here]. Just out of silliness and curiosity, what dating sites do you use, and why? Read below the fold...

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Excellent, Also

MySpace meets Congress.

Pass it on, if it catches on, it could really be a lot of fun. Oh, and informative n shit, too. Read below the fold...

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Parents: This is No Substitute for Parenting

"Many of our safety features are built around age and it's important that people honestly reflect their accurate age while on our site," Nigam said in a statement.

Hahahahahahaha! Read below the fold...

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