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Hometown: Poway, CA
Current location: Leucadia, CA
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If Snowden had only...

...alerted the USA citizens that they were being intensely spied on without divulging foreign affairs to other countries would that have made any difference?

If he would have done just that and stayed and faced the justice system I think the support for him would be overwhelming.
He wouldn't be labeled a traitor and the public outpouring would be intense I think.

When he went overseas and divulged to other countries I think that is where the line was crossed.

Corporations portrayed as "victims" of our government

This is a universal theme among the Reichwing.
They even have working-class CONs believing this nonsense.

If there is one constant in the right side of the political spectrum then this would be it, IMHO.

Rooftop PV

Our privatized energy grid gatekeepers are fighting rooftop solar via building codes and influencing politicians at local, state, and federal levels.

They prefer coal, nuke, gas fired, or massive "green" projects. Projects like towering solar collection plants, geothermal, or big windmill farms. All of these serve their interest...the interest of centralization of their profits. These also use huge amounts of water.

A change in thinking is needed for a true green revolution in energy to take place.
Away from the centralized electricity production model.
One where the public owns the electricity grid and rooftop solar installation and maintenance is done by many people creating hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs. One where "traditional" electricity production plants are relegated to emergency standby status as we make the transition.

my two cents

ADDED:

Costly Boondoggles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_Solar_Power_Project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise_Powerlink

The rightwing protests the government...

...while the Leftwing protests what has happened to our government ...for example the corporate takeover of it.

Is that too simplified?

I think the tea party types completely ignore the takeover by the private sector.

Cooperative, Worker Cooperative, Co-Op

The top-down tyranny that exists today in the business world fails the workers and therefore the dwindling middle-class.

This is the business model the USA needs IMHO.
http://www.alvaradostreetbakery.com/cooperative.php

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A cooperative is a business. Co-ops range in size from small store-fronts to large Fortune 500 companies. In many ways, they're like any other business, but differ in several important ways.

Cooperatives

*Are owned and democratically controlled by their members-the people who use the co-op’s services or buy its goods-not by outside investors; Co-op members elect their board of directors from within the membership.

*Return surplus revenues (income over expenses and investment) to members proportionate to their use of the cooperative, not proportionate to their “investment” or ownership share.

*Are motivated not by profit, but by service-to meet their members’ needs or affordable and high quality goods or services; Exist solely to serve their members.

*Pay taxes on income kept within the co-op for investment and reserves. Surplus revenues from the co-op are returned to individual members who pay taxes on that income.

http://www.ncba.coop/ncba/about-co-ops


Here's an APP to support CO-OPS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reasondigital.uscooperate

The list is complete...the count has been tabulated



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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



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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...
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