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Re: MoveOn.org

Muhammad Cipher ·
dear god. That caption is exactly what capitalism is. Business owners in the US (including Black business owners) have and continue to play that game. Get workers to do more (for them) while paying less for it. That is the internal logic of the capitalist system, whether here, China, Africa....anywhere. This denial and fear of talking about capitalism by name is tragic but has run its course.
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Re: MoveOn.org

EbonyRose ·
There's got to be something midway between socialism and capitalism. Would that be the definition of a true Democracy, maybe???
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Re: MoveOn.org

Muhammad Cipher ·
ER There's a bit of a mix of conflation and confusion over what capitalism and socialism are. Capitalism particular is a way of organizing production/business not necessarily a form of governance (notwithstanding the desire to control governance for its own interest.) Socialism is not an economic system....as such. Once the internal logic of capitalism is understood, there's too often little desire to keep it an any middle ground sort of fashion.
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Re: MoveOn.org

EbonyRose ·
Well .... little desire on the part of the capitalist , maybe!! But ... the other 99% most often don't agree with that perspective!! Socialism isn't necessarily an "economic system", per se ... but the economy of a country is very much affected by the social construction. I think most people don't mind somebody (a capitalist) being successful and utilizing capitalism as a means to further their financial goals!! However ... just by reason of the 'rules' of capitalism ... it's ridiculous to...
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Re: MoveOn.org

sunnubian ·
The real problem with Capitalism in America is the fact that American voters have allowed and/or voted in time after time legislators that have systematically taken away all of the systems of checks and balances required to make Capitalism fair to all. Nearly every industry/means of making money has been deregulated to the detriment of the American people. Administration, after administrations has chipped away at every form of safety, security and fair play in almost every industry as far as...
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Re: MoveOn.org

Muhammad Cipher ·
Its not an issue of the rules of capitalism, its about the internal logical (and other) contradictions that come with capitalism. This is something every economic class will teach-they simply make it all look and sound reasonable so the people accept it as normal. While some may accept a middle ground- the logic of a capitalist (regardless of background) will never accept a middle ground because capitalist logic prevents it. I absolutely agree that the social construct pays a part in the...
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Re: MoveOn.org

Xumbrarchist ·
I think we need to distinguish capitalism from people's willingness to LIE in order justify whatever abuses they can get away with and CLAIM it is in the name of CAPITALISM. A lot of talk about capitalism reminds me of Flip Wilson talking about the Devil. That Capitalism made me do it. There is nothing about capitalism to not make accounting mandatory in our schools but when has any economist ever suggested it? I never heard that from any economist. The schools are designed to indoctrinate...
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Re: MoveOn.org

Muhammad Cipher ·
Here is a quite recent lecture that gets into and explains more clearly some of the reasons for my comments. The internal logic and characteristics of capitalism are ultimately both undesirable and unsustainable. The meat of the discussion starts at the 5:00 min mark and speaks to ER's point about changing the kind of capitalism or middle ground options around the 20:00 mark.
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Re: MoveOn.org

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: I absolutely agree that the social construct pays a part in the type of business a country as. So in Germany (a capitalist country) there are HARD and Non Negotiable rules that constrict capitalist business. Yet, its still understood that if ever given the chance and opportunity, the corporations would jump at deregulation, privatization etc, not because of corruption in politics or government-but that's the objective of the capitalist.
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Re: MoveOn.org

Xumbrarchist ·
But people can still refuse to buy corporations products. Why do people buy DURACELL batteries? Can they put different chemical inside just because they paint the outside in black and copper. I thought it was really funny when they used Duracell batteries in the movie The Matrix. Whose fault is it if we let corporations brainwash us with their marketing? I suggested to some socialists that they start a global boycott of Duracell. No effect. Xum
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Re: MoveOn.org

Muhammad Cipher ·
Suggesting boycotting a corporation to a socialist would signal a "missing of the point" with which I'd agree. The point is to remove the offending system, not to merely voice displeasure of it. Once you declare the your own role within the capitalist arrangement unacceptable (being surplus producers), it falls apart. That is, it CANNOT function without the surplus being produced. Surplus isn't the same as profit.
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MoveOn.org

sunnubian ·
Nine Words Sum Up America's Corporate Welfare Queens Posted on May 29, 2012 by Jayne Share this now! Feel free to slap these nine words on your own protest sign. Found on the Movement To Strengthen Progressive Values’ Facebook page . Originally submitted by volunteer editor Laura S. This entry was posted in Corporate Influence , Graphics , Nonpartisan , Occupy Wall Street and tagged banks , Bush tax cuts , corporate tax rates , occupy wall street , OccupyEverywhere , OccupyWallStreet , The...
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Re: The Difference Between Corporate Takeover of Our Government and Capitalism

Xumbrarchist ·
Very Curiouser and Curiouser! http://pro.stansberryresearch....02PSIEOA1Y/PPSIP386/ Xum
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Re: The Difference Between Corporate Takeover of Our Government and Capitalism

Xumbrarchist ·
It is curious that the head is a television set. That was not possible before World War II. But now who thinks outside the TV box? Xum
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Re: The Difference Between Corporate Takeover of Our Government and Capitalism

Muhammad Cipher ·
Nice slogan but it doesn't stand up under scrutiny. let.......it......go.
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Re: The Difference Between Corporate Takeover of Our Government and Capitalism

EbonyRose ·
I can agree with that statement!! The way I see it .... it's corporatism that gives capitalism its bad name. While I don't agree with the "Liberals" and their idea of capitalism looking more like "socialism" .... nor with Conservatives view of total corporate economic dominance .... and believe that the President actually leans a little too far towards the "Right" side for my tastes .... I DO understand the need for some large measure of capitalist corporate interest ... i.e.,...
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Re: The Difference Between Corporate Takeover of Our Government and Capitalism

sunnubian ·
I felt like it was about 99% right; it should have left out the "strong central government" inference, since it is Corporate America and/or it owners that are using our "strong central government", i.e., predominately republican politicians, to enact laws, rules and regulations that create corporate monopolies in the first place.
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Supreme Court Upholds Citizens United

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, June 25, 2012 by Common Dreams Supreme Court Upholds Citizens United; Tightens Corporate Stranglehold on Campaign Finance. In 5-4 decision, court strikes down Montana ban on corporate donation law, strengthening Citizens United. - Common Dreams staff In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court has struck down (pdf) Montana's 100 year old law that banned direct corporate political campaign spending in state and local elections. The court reversed a lower court ruling, but did...
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Which Corporations Occupy Congress?

sunnubian ·
Which Corporations Occupy Congress?Posted on January 11, 2012 by BrandonShare this now!    Found on CommonDreams.org. Originally submitted by Brandon W. 
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What Looks A Lot Like The Sun Next To The Earth And The Moon?

sunnubian ·
What Looks A Lot Like The Sun Next To The Earth And The Moon?Posted on November 29, 2011 by BrandonShare this now!  The annual pay of the 1% as compared to the rest of us. Check it out: Click on graphic to enlarge.Found on Imgur. Originally...
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Public Citizen Goes After Citizens United

sunnubian ·
If you are having trouble viewing this message, you can view the message online . March 16, 2012 Reversing Citizens United Building Momentum Across the United States On Town Meeting Day in Vermont, at least 60 towns urged Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to restore limits on corporate campaign spending. Now, Public Citizen is launching a nationwide campaign calling upon towns, cities and states to pass resolutions “that declare public support for a constitutional amendment to...
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Re: What If Everyone Saw This Message About Fox News?

Cholly ·
What If Everyone Saw This Message About Fox News? "Rich people paying Rich people to tell Middle Class people to blame Poor people". Nothing will happen because the feeble minded sheep have been purposely & throughly conditioned and infected since America began. And when slavery ended, Blacks were now moreso than ever, the newly acquired target; to directly point the blame at for any and everything that's wrong in the White world. Examples: Rosewood Community, Florida, Emmitt Till, Black...
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Corporate Welfare Racket: Big Agriculture’s Crop Insurance Fraud

sunnubian ·
Corporate Welfare Racket: Big Agriculture’s Crop Insurance Fraud posted by Marcos Da Silva September 13, 2013 Current Events , Economy , Human Rights SPREAD THE WORD! 239 6 A federally subsidized crop insurance program instituted in the wake of the Dust Bowl to help protect American farmers has matured into an undesirable situation that facilitates opportunism by duplicitous growers and financial institutions, who bank on exploiting the trust of taxpayers who helplessly foot the bill.
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15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media

sunnubian ·
15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media by akadjian Aug 07, 2013 5:02am PDT Prince Riebus (and apparently many others ) still thinks there's a liberal media. While I share Prince's frustration with the media, as a liberal, I'd like to go on record and state that the media isn't focusing on issues I care about. They seem to be far more focused on entertainment and making money. Don't believe me? If you know anyone who still believes in a "liberal media," here's 15 things...
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Re: BE A GOOD FRIEND: Tell Others What This Means So They Can Fight It In Their State

Yemaya ·
Right to Work states suck.
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Re: BE A GOOD FRIEND: Tell Others What This Means So They Can Fight It In Their State

sunnubian ·
New York is now a "Right To Work" State. So, you know where this is going; nationwide.
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Why not have a National Recommended Reading List regardless of the public schools or the corporations? The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase http://www.anxietyculture.com/tyranny.htm http://archive.org/details/tyrannyofwords00chas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8 The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand http://www.exceltip.com/book-1570713960.html http://www.fool.com/personal-f...unting-gamequot.aspx The Screwing of the Average Man by David Hapgood...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! I don't think teachers should be faulted for the failure of NCLB, They were mandated to follow President Idiot's education plan. And the fact that it had no chance of success ... and actually put public education two steps...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I agree with you my sista. It is confusing as hell especially when one is no better than the other..depending where you are and who you talk to. As for Emmanual? Well it seems he just wanted to be in charge of something. He didn't want to be someone's assistant even if it was the President of the United States. But! For me the children are the ones who will continue to lose this fight. It's sad. Cuz we gotta have some type of uniform education....otherwise the kids are gonna be f'd up in the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
"We must commit ourselves," in both word and deed Ravitch said, "to a system of free, just, and forward minded public education – not testing, privatization schemes, or crazy accountability schemes that take the focus off of what really matters." "If anyone thinks this strike is just another union “ploy” for higher pay or less “working time” they are sorely mistaken," she added. "And while workers should be entitled to protect their rights, the CPS strike is about the heart and soul of...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
If this is what they are talking about...I agree too my sista. But I heard this before. And if this was the consensus[sp], why have teachers drop the ball for twenty year or more? I say this cuz a lotta children aren't LEARNING. And these same children who didn't learn are the ones who are trying to promote this privatization of schools, charter and home schools, online learning and what's the other term? Deprofessionalism of teachers? Sounds like a play with words to me. Cuz tests don't...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
You know, Ms. Koco ... one of the most startling - and thought-provoking - things I heard during the Democratic Convention was the statistic of how LOW on the list the United States is EDUCATIONALLY compared to the other industrialized countries in the world!! (I can't remember if it was 13th or 26th??? ) But, whatever it was was P-I-T-I-F-U-L ... for a nation that CLAIMS to be the superpower of the world!! Our children/citizens are so uneducated that we have to recruit MORE intelligent...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: Now ... all these politicians and teachers' unions and teachers and parents and everybody else can talk and debate and point fingers at each other ... but the FACTS and STATISTICS don't lie!! Our people have been getting dumber and dumber as the years have gone by!! Even SADDER than that is the fact that a lot of the people we're bring over here to do the high-skilled jobs that our people can't .... were actually trained HERE at OUR colleges and universities!!! Yep! But the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! Standardised testing makes sense but WHAT IS IT? Just because it is standardised does not mean it is not stupid. They imply that just because it is standardised it is valid. They could be...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Well....what the standardize form they are debating over....folks who are AMERICANS are sucking up OUR jobs in droves. So apparently this standardization is working for them! Cuz our kids cannot even compete on own so-called standardized terms level. And it is that.....that makes this all the more stupid and backwards. I say...let's get back to the basics of education and build on the foundation there. Cuz if you can't read or write or even count.....you are NOT going to be in the game. And...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I HATE that I can't edit .... I meant to say" WHATEVER the standardized form they are debating" and so on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I just don't understand where this system have gone sooooooooo wrong. I do. It happened through the breakdowns of both the community and the family as a 'unit'. I would say both integration - which fractured our sense of "community" and the "village" form of raising/rearing our young ... and the disintegration of the traditional family structure are to blame, probably in equal parts. Or you could pick one over the other. The results would still be the same.
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
Don't forget the fact that parents can now be arrested and imprisoned for disciplining their child, (and the child(ren) know this). I do believe that integration was the number one occurrence that did the most damage to African America, not because I am against integration or anything, it's just a fact of circumstance. If African Americans were still segregated, Black people would have seen things like the following as stuff White people did and not as anything particularly pertaining to...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
@Sista ER. You definitely HIT the nail with the hammer. You are exactly right. And as a result of the motivation and demand of our parents and community a lotta of us skip grades. I skipped three times...which led to eventually graduating from high school at the age of 16. Which NOW I believe my parents should have kept my butt back with the rest of kids my age. Cuz I was NOT mentally ready to associate with college students at such an early stage of my development-just not.(I did a lotta...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Fine ·
And rightly so... Originally Posted by sunnubian: Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform - Common Dreams staff For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Oh...and I rememba a time when one of my peers got pregnant, she suddenly disappeared to live with a relative light years away.....then BOOM! She's back trying to catch up in school work while babysitting her mysterious little cousin who came to live with the family. We never connected the dots. And...on top of that we kids never knew her disapperance was a result of a baby-even though we saw her with this "baby" [cousin] daily. That's how our parents kept...
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Re: Corporate Monopolies 'May Dominate Green Economy'

Xumbrarchist ·
The social psychology of European culture is imperialistic. Whatever they do is going to be that way. Whether it is capitalism or communism or socialism or religion or the educational system or the green economy. The only possible defense is the distribution of relevant knowledge so EVERYONE can play the game. Xum
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Re: Corporate Monopolies 'May Dominate Green Economy'

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: The social psychology of European culture is imperialistic. Whatever they do is going to be that way. Whether it is capitalism or communism or socialism or religion or the educational system or the green economy. The only possible defense is the distribution of relevant knowledge so EVERYONE can play the game. Xum Knowledge is only a part of the solution. If we don't have a secure environment the knowledge will be useless because it won't help us to survive...
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Re: How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense

Xumbrarchist ·
Now that is truly hilarious. How do we expect to resolve complicated scientific problems when we cannot address simple ones? Is the Empire State Building 80 years old or not? The neutron had not even been discovered when the ESB was completed. There were no electronic computers when the ESB was designed. Don't all skyscrapers have to hold themselves up? Doesn't that mean more weight must be supported toward the bottom? Doesn't that mean there must be more steel toward the bottom? So why...
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Re: Global Day of Action: Occupy Our Food Supply

EbonyRose ·
Bless their hearts. I wonder, who, if anybody is listening to them.
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Forced Arbitration Rogues Gallery

sunnubian ·
Forced Arbitration Rogues Gallery Expose Corporations That Are Rigging the Justice System Against Consumers If your bank, cell phone provider, employer or other company that you conduct business with violated your rights or cheated you, would you want to retain your ability to take them to court? Many companies are now using fine print to stop you and other consumers from doing so. Below is just a sampling of some of the largest corporations that have taken away their customers’ legal...
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End Polluter Welfare

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Common Dreams End Polluter Welfare by Bernie Sanders The Big Energy industries (oil, coal and gas) along with their political allies like Mitt Romney are waging war against sustainable energy and the need to transform our energy system and reverse global warming. In many instances they are aided and abetted by the very powerful nuclear power industry. One of their main lines of attack (used repeatedly by Romney in his first debate with President...
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Corporate Monopolies 'May Dominate Green Economy'

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, December 29, 2011 by SciDev.net Corporate Monopolies 'May Dominate Green Economy' NEW DEHLI - The global push towards a 'green economy' risks being hijacked by large corporate monopolies trying to gain control over natural resources, a report has warned. A report released earlier this month has warned that global companies, positioning themselves for a post-petrochemical future, may use the idea as a pretext for gaining control over biomass resources, which would...
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How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense

sunnubian ·
How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense Report looks at methods of corporate abuse, suggests steps toward reform Download: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose: Full Report | Heads They Win, Tails We Lose: Executive Summary Federal decision makers need access to the best available science in order to craft policies that protect our health, safety, and environment. Unfortunately, censorship of scientists and the manipulation, distortion, and suppression of scientific information...
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