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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:42 PM

Anybody not familiar with Reader Supported News?

In the post-M$M age, we need a lot more of this kind of thing.

Have a look.

http://readersupportednews.org/

Here's what's up on the home page right now:

The Soul of America
By Sen. Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News
10 January 13



Republicans like Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who say the revenue debate is over don't want you to consider these facts:

Federal revenue today, at 15.8 percent of GDP, is lower today than it was 60 years ago. During the last year of the Clinton administration, when we had a significant federal surplus, federal revenue was 20.6 percent of GDP.

Today corporate profits are at an all-time high, while corporate income tax revenue as a percentage of GDP is near a record low.

In 2011, corporate revenue as a percentage of GDP was just 1.2 percent - lower than any other major country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, including Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Norway, Australia, South Korea, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Poland, and Iceland.

In 2011, corporations paid just 12 percent of their profits in taxes, the lowest since 1972.

In 2005, one out of four large corporations paid no income taxes at all while they collected $1.1 trillion in revenue over that one-year period.
We know where the Republicans are coming from. What about the Democrats? Will President Obama fulfill his campaign pledge to "protect the middle class" or will he surrender to right-wing blackmail? Will Democrats in the House and Senate stand with the vast majority of our citizens and such organizations as AARP, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, the AFL-CIO, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and every other veterans' organization in the fight against cuts to Social Security and veterans' programs, or will they agree to a disastrous corporate-backed "chained CPI" concept which makes major benefit cuts to those programs and raises taxes on low-income workers?



It really DOES depend on support from the readers. I set up a monthly contribution a while back, and view it as money well-spent.

And no, I don't have any financial interest in them except as a donor.
https://secure.readersupportednews.org/contribute.php

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Make7 Jan 2013 #1
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Response to Jackpine Radical (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:29 PM

1. Could you update that donate link? It doesn't go to a secure page.

You can use this code:

[link:https://secure.readersupportednews.org/contribute.php|https://secure.readersupportednews.org/contribute.php]

The DU3 software doesn't seem to be able to do HTTPS:// links unless you put them in a [link] tag.

ETA - One caveat, if you preview your edit, that code will stop working unless you hit the back button on your browser and hit the 'Update my post!' button from the pre-previewed text. Or just don't preview it...

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Response to Make7 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:42 PM

2. Funny-it still works for me.

Between my link & yours, people ought to be able to find their way there. There's also a Donate link on the RSN Home Page, I think.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:14 PM

3. Your link does go to a donate page, but IT IS NOT ENCRYPTED.

You are basically sending people to a page where it asks for their name and credit card information, but does not encrypt that data for security. If they enter their information and hit submit, they are sending personal/financial data over an unencrypted web connection. That is never, ever a good idea.

That's why I provided code that you can very easily copy and paste into your OP to fix the issue of sending people to an unsecured donation page. How long can it take to just copy and paste the fix into the OP? Fifteen seconds? Isn't that time well spent to prevent the possibility of people unknowingly entering credit card info and submitting it from an unencrypted webpage?

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Response to Make7 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:16 PM

4. Sorry, I didn't notice the encryption issue.

I'll fix the link.

I thought al https links were secure…

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:44 PM

5. https:// links are secure - there is an issue with how the DU3 software handles secure links.

When you try to link to a secure webpage with the https:// protocol by just copying the link into your post, the DU software changes it into a regular http:// link. That's what was happening in your OP.

Why it does that, I do not know - what I do know is that the only way to link to a secure webpage in a DU3 post is to use the [link] tag - it will retain the https:// part of the link.

Thanks for updating - now I'll be able to sleep tonight.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:00 PM

6. Yes, it looked secure when I posted it, and I didn't look closely at what showed up

in the actual post.

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