HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Obama taps "cognitive inf... » Reply #135
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to nashville_brook (Reply #100)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:17 PM

135. I agree. As to Alan Grayson, I love him. Everyone loves to bash us Plaintiff lawyers as ambulance

chasers and such, but we fight these big corporations on behalf of the 99% to make things safer. Grayson has made his money and now chooses to truly serve his country doing the right thing, and I for one am grateful!
My firm has been fighting BP since March 23 2005, when they killed 15 and injured 6,000, and again for the 11 killed and over 1 million economically injured. I have watched them control Obama, Congress, the Judge, the Plaintiff's Steering Committee and the media. These big companies have so much money that most people cannot comprehend what they are able to do with it.
At the risk of going too far off on a tangent, the McDonalds coffee case was another example of big corporation power. They got the media to sell that case as a frivolous case pushed by trial lawyers. "Woman spills hot coffee, sues McDonald's and gets millions." Stella Liebeck almost died b/C Mickey D's realized they could get twice as much coffee from the same amount of beans if they super heated it. Worldwide the savings were huge even after settling some 2nd and 3rd degree burn cases confidentially. She was awarded 1 days profits from coffee sales, 2.3 million I think. The Judge thought that was excessive just for having her labia and clitoris burned off and reduced it down to $900,000.
These corporations bend our whole set of laws and institutions to their will. They have the Representative government, not We the People! I say fuck that, lets fight to get it back! I just wish more of the Democrats and Progressives here would stop and think about the root cause of why we cant pass even background checks for assault rifles when 90% of the people want them. Why cant we give gays the same rights as the rest of us. Add to that voter ID laws that only a small fraction of us would want. The list would go on and on (like I have here, sorry), but tackling the root cause, the corruption of our election process, gets overlooked. The last example is the lack of security of our electronic voting. They already found that enough votes were switched by a "King" computer to give Bush Ohio or Pennsylvania, I cannot recall. One of Rove's IT guys was linked to it but died in a mysterious plane crash right before he could be deposed. Did the Democrats demand electronic voting protection, NO they didn't! There is only one reason I know of to explain and that would be that their bosses wanted to be able to do it again when needed. They could put in the same protections that the credit card companies have had for years and we would be good to go. We are a deluded, lazy electorate, brainwashed and hung out to dry!

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 215 replies Author Time Post
nashville_brook Aug 2013 OP
xchrom Aug 2013 #1
polichick Aug 2013 #114
leftstreet Aug 2013 #2
BrotherIvan Aug 2013 #14
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #31
BrotherIvan Aug 2013 #56
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #67
leftstreet Aug 2013 #73
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #144
Aerows Aug 2013 #62
deurbano Aug 2013 #89
MisterP Aug 2013 #108
leftstreet Aug 2013 #117
MisterP Aug 2013 #118
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #123
TBF Aug 2013 #110
KoKo Aug 2013 #3
Downwinder Aug 2013 #4
Jackpine Radical Aug 2013 #5
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #6
Aerows Aug 2013 #9
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #12
Aerows Aug 2013 #13
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #18
Jackpine Radical Aug 2013 #23
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #38
Dragonfli Aug 2013 #177
SwampG8r Aug 2013 #196
DURHAM D Aug 2013 #210
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #213
backscatter712 Aug 2013 #21
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #24
7962 Aug 2013 #76
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #120
Jackpine Radical Aug 2013 #25
Ocelot Aug 2013 #47
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #93
DirkGently Aug 2013 #57
Enrique Aug 2013 #70
sabrina 1 Aug 2013 #105
Jackpine Radical Aug 2013 #106
sabrina 1 Aug 2013 #116
tblue Aug 2013 #192
Aerows Aug 2013 #7
RC Aug 2013 #43
SlimJimmy Aug 2013 #134
Fuddnik Aug 2013 #8
myrna minx Aug 2013 #10
Aerows Aug 2013 #11
myrna minx Aug 2013 #17
GliderGuider Aug 2013 #15
Aerows Aug 2013 #16
truth2power Aug 2013 #197
Waiting For Everyman Aug 2013 #19
DirkGently Aug 2013 #27
blackspade Aug 2013 #173
Dreamer Tatum Aug 2013 #20
QC Aug 2013 #132
backscatter712 Aug 2013 #22
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #28
L0oniX Aug 2013 #34
n2doc Aug 2013 #40
L0oniX Aug 2013 #45
frylock Aug 2013 #48
GliderGuider Aug 2013 #59
Hydra Aug 2013 #84
whatchamacallit Aug 2013 #87
karynnj Aug 2013 #92
friendly_iconoclast Aug 2013 #103
GeorgeGist Aug 2013 #94
Aerows Aug 2013 #109
Jack Rabbit Aug 2013 #174
bemildred Aug 2013 #26
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #30
G_j Aug 2013 #29
Aerows Aug 2013 #32
L0oniX Aug 2013 #33
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #35
L0oniX Aug 2013 #42
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #44
Aerows Aug 2013 #58
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #61
Aerows Aug 2013 #71
limpyhobbler Aug 2013 #36
Ocelot Aug 2013 #37
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #41
arcane1 Aug 2013 #65
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #146
City Lights Aug 2013 #39
joeybee12 Aug 2013 #46
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #49
joeybee12 Aug 2013 #51
Marr Aug 2013 #52
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #53
Mojorabbit Aug 2013 #96
joeybee12 Aug 2013 #112
Marr Aug 2013 #50
KoKo Aug 2013 #63
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #66
KoKo Aug 2013 #80
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #95
OnyxCollie Aug 2013 #54
Enrique Aug 2013 #55
KG Aug 2013 #60
GliderGuider Aug 2013 #90
DisgustipatedinCA Aug 2013 #161
LondonReign2 Aug 2013 #142
Oilwellian Aug 2013 #155
dgibby Aug 2013 #64
ctsnowman Aug 2013 #68
Aerows Aug 2013 #69
HooptieWagon Aug 2013 #72
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2013 #179
HooptieWagon Aug 2013 #181
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2013 #183
HooptieWagon Aug 2013 #194
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2013 #198
HooptieWagon Aug 2013 #200
Jack Rabbit Aug 2013 #74
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #126
Jack Rabbit Aug 2013 #133
GliderGuider Aug 2013 #75
bemildred Aug 2013 #77
GliderGuider Aug 2013 #82
Hydra Aug 2013 #88
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2013 #170
whatchamacallit Aug 2013 #78
Dawson Leery Aug 2013 #79
RedCloud Aug 2013 #81
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #85
woo me with science Aug 2013 #83
bunnies Aug 2013 #86
WillyT Aug 2013 #91
Enthusiast Aug 2013 #97
polichick Aug 2013 #115
Nite Owl Aug 2013 #125
GliderGuider Aug 2013 #199
Enthusiast Aug 2013 #203
Dustlawyer Aug 2013 #98
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #100
LineLineLineReply I agree. As to Alan Grayson, I love him. Everyone loves to bash us Plaintiff lawyers as ambulance
Dustlawyer Aug 2013 #135
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #140
rusty fender Aug 2013 #99
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #101
DirkGently Aug 2013 #102
KoKo Aug 2013 #104
whatchamacallit Aug 2013 #121
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #122
cali Aug 2013 #137
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #145
DirkGently Aug 2013 #148
Octafish Aug 2013 #107
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #111
leftstreet Aug 2013 #119
myrna minx Aug 2013 #124
DirkGently Aug 2013 #129
Rex Aug 2013 #139
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #141
idwiyo Aug 2013 #151
hatrack Aug 2013 #188
idwiyo Aug 2013 #195
KoKo Aug 2013 #189
Dack Aug 2013 #113
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #136
BlueStreak Aug 2013 #127
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #143
winter is coming Aug 2013 #128
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2013 #130
Nite Owl Aug 2013 #131
Rex Aug 2013 #138
rhett o rick Aug 2013 #147
KoKo Aug 2013 #149
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #150
KoKo Aug 2013 #153
DURHAM D Aug 2013 #163
DirkGently Aug 2013 #211
idwiyo Aug 2013 #152
LondonReign2 Aug 2013 #154
neverforget Aug 2013 #156
Zen Democrat Aug 2013 #157
LondonReign2 Aug 2013 #158
Zen Democrat Aug 2013 #204
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #164
Zen Democrat Aug 2013 #205
mick063 Aug 2013 #159
Zen Democrat Aug 2013 #206
mick063 Aug 2013 #207
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #212
winter is coming Aug 2013 #160
Logical Aug 2013 #162
JDPriestly Aug 2013 #165
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #166
WorseBeforeBetter Aug 2013 #167
bullwinkle428 Aug 2013 #168
DURHAM D Aug 2013 #169
blackspade Aug 2013 #171
libdude Aug 2013 #172
HardTimes99 Aug 2013 #175
KoKo Aug 2013 #190
countmyvote4real Aug 2013 #176
HooptieWagon Aug 2013 #178
Egalitarian Thug Aug 2013 #180
limpyhobbler Aug 2013 #182
blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #184
JEB Aug 2013 #185
GeorgeGist Aug 2013 #186
Civilization2 Aug 2013 #187
HooptieWagon Aug 2013 #201
Divernan Aug 2013 #191
LondonReign2 Aug 2013 #193
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2013 #202
snot Aug 2013 #208
delrem Aug 2013 #209
Supersedeas Aug 2013 #214
PosterChild Jul 2014 #215
Please login to view edit histories.