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So much for the liberal media!

Submitted by louisehartmann on 28. May 2013 - 10:25

Over the weekend, nearly two million people took part in world-wide protests against Monsanto and genetically modified food. Despite demonstrations in over 400 cities, in 52 countries, there was hardly a peep about the event in the corporate media. Apparently, a Koch-Brothers-funded Tea Party march of 300 people is news-worthy... but two million protesters aren't enough to risk upsetting the corporate masters.

This is why it's so difficult to change our country. It's bad enough that many of our lawmakers are bought and paid for with big business cash, but the corporate control of our news media is unacceptable. And, this is exactly why news reporting should not be a for-profit venture. When news networks are beholden to corporate sponsors, they focus on the stories they think will get the most viewers, and avoid reporting on anything that can paint their corporate masters in a negative light.

News used to be news, and entertainment used to be entertainment. The new system of infotainment ignores stories like the March Against Monsanto, and focuses in on anything that includes sex, lies, and scandals. It was news coverage of anti-war protests that helped stop Vietnam. It was unbiased reports of discrimination that helped end segregation, and pushed our nation toward equality. The news media covered these stories because they weren't gagged by defense industry advertisers, and they weren't competing with entertainment outlets for ratings.

If two million protesters aren't enough to warrant attention, we will make it four million, or eight million, or ten. As March Against Monsanto organizer Tami Canal said, "We will continue until Monsanto complies with consumer demand. They are poisoning our children, poisoning our planet. If we don't act, who's going to?" Whether we're against GMOs or war or austerity, we will stand together until our numbers cannot be ignored. And in the process of taking our country back, we will reclaim our news media as well.

http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2013/05/so-much-liberal-media

I'm sorry but where have the parents been?


Little kids cling to chairs and desks as their "shelter" while the high school up the street enjoys a multi-million dollar football stadium.

What's wrong with this picture?
Where are the parents?
Why haven't the parents been storming the school board at least since 1999?
Was everyone asleep?

Sitting back and blaming the government when they should be proactively involved is no way to go through life. This is "tornado alley". They have had repeated monster tornados cross deadly paths in Moore. This is their own children for god's sake.

Unbelievable to me that they have no bunkers built.

Zero Republican Outrage



http://www.bartcop.com/

Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

Source: Huffington Post

One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text.

CBS News reported Thursday that leaked versions sent out by the GOP last Friday had visible differences than Wednesday's official batch. Two correspondences that were singled out in the report came from National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

The GOP version of Rhodes' comment, according to CBS News: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation."

The White House email: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/republicans-benghazi-emails_n_3289428.html



Wow...

Important Government Pie Chart



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3 Troubling Things To Know About Billionaire Penny Pritzker





1.) Union-busting. Pritzker’s family businesses have often engaged in anti-union practices. She is a director of the Hyatt Hotels, which fired and then replaced long-time room cleaners in its Boston hotels with non-union subcontracted workers. Hyatt has refused to settle several contract disputes with UNITE HERE, some lasting nearly four years, on terms similar to those accepted by other big hoteliers.

2) Conflicts of interest. The family’s $20 billion empire was built on a diverse base of businesses, including Hyatt, Marmon (an industrial conglomerate), the TransUnion credit rating agency, and many others in industries such as container leasing, insurance and travel....

3) Shady business dealings. The Pritzkers have a long history of business malfeasance at the expense of people of modest means. In one notable case, Congress passed legislation in 2003 to address issues raised by widespread charges that the Pritzker’s credit rating agency, TransUnion, had made serious flaws in its credit reports on individuals—and then failed to correct them upon discovery....


http://inthesetimes.com/article/14948/3_troubling_things_about_billionaire_penny_pritzker/

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Really Mr. President? Really?



The second largest shareholder in FAUX

Send this to RW'ers...




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Neighborhood Solar Power

Imagine two different pictures to characterize our energy choice. The one we have now is reliance on importing energy into neighborhoods, sometimes from hundreds of miles away, while we export dollars and jobs. The other picture is to generate energy from within our neighborhoods from homes, apartments, businesses, covering parking lots and other developed lands, literally pushing energy out from within along the powerlines located on our public right of way while importing and capturing dollars and jobs.


http://sandiegofreepress.org/2013/03/neighborhood-solar-power/

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A union member, a tea party activist, and a CEO...

..are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it.

The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the tea partier and says,

'Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.'




I forgot where I heard this but it's one of my favorites.

California's Health Exchange is coming along

I have posted some of these before however I have now labeled them better:



The Health Exchange site "Covered California" where Californians can go to buy insurance in October
http://www.coveredca.com/

California State Health site
http://www.healthexchange.ca.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

California Health Benefit Advisers (lots of good info here)
http://www.cahba.com/exchange/covered-california.htm

Answers to your questions and concerns about the Covered California exchange
http://www.cahba.com/advice/

An informative press conference video
http://cal-span.org/cgi-bin/archive.php?owner=HBEX&date=2013-02-13

Affordable Care Act (Federal)
http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html

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