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Month: June 2011

Koch Brothers Allegidly Conducting Class Warfare

Koch Brothers Allegidly Conducting Class Warfare

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The Koch brothers own Koch Industries whose annual revenues are estimated to be a hundred billion dollars. The brothers believe in libertarian policies which in itself promotes corporate business freedoms that thus allow unbridled advantage for business and little to none for workers. They have created organizations, American for Prosperity Foundation and Freedom Works to mention a few, to move forward their political agenda. They are very smart and wealthy at using media to mold public opinion. Also, try to…

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Official And Unofficial U.S. Jobless Rate (June 2011)

Official And Unofficial U.S. Jobless Rate (June 2011)

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The official (obfuscated and manipulated) United States unemployment rate: 9% range. Actual rate may be closer to 18 to 20% range. References: Smart Money: What is The real Unemployment Rate …? Value Line: The Real Unemployment Rate – January 13, 2011. mlive.com: Michigan’s ‘real’ unemployment rate is 20.3 percent Business Insider: Only 47% Of Working Age Americans Have Full Time Jobs. Gallup: Real Unemployment in U.S. Above 19%. The Great Depression (1930’s): The unemployment rate “in Canada reached 27% at…

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Sand Box Fee

Sand Box Fee

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Attempting to resolve the Republican, Libertarian and Democratic Party differences, I propose imposing a sandbox fee separate from the concept of taxes. The sandbox theory can best be described like this.  Anyone who plays in the sandbox and gains from that play needs to pay a portion of their gains to the owners of the sandbox.   You can also think of this as the house cut or take from winnings. The nation is a sovereign entity and we all own…

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Why Stop The Recovery?

Why Stop The Recovery?

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Now why would a political party not help YOU out but will help large corporations and the rich?  Let us look at  who they represent because they might not be representing YOU.  But they are representing a constituency.  Who could that be? First let us expose some financial terms. HNWI stands for “High Net Worth Individual” and one must have 1 million in net worth to meet this requirement. Ultra-HNMI are those individuals that have a net worth of 30…

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The Rich Are Getting Richer

The Rich Are Getting Richer

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

This is further proof that the rich are allegedly using the Republican Party to game the system. ForeignAffairs.com: “Increasing inequality in the United States has long been attributed to unstoppable market forces. In fact, as Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson show, it is the direct result of congressional policies that have consciously — and sometimes inadvertently — skewed the playing field toward the rich.” “… the financial rewards are increasingly concentrated among a tiny elite and whose risks are borne…

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How the Rich Get Rich – Another Republican Lie

How the Rich Get Rich – Another Republican Lie

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The Republican Party would have you and me think that hard work and talent gains you wealth.  The party is against those who gain from social programs because they do not think we deserve those rewards.  But look at the partial list of success factors: •    Access to first-rate education •    Training opportunities •    Personality type •    Physical attractiveness •    Height •    Athletic ability •    Inheritance •    Nepotism •    Prejudice (and not just against race or gender) •    Social and…

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Our Recommended Live Music and Video Performances

Our Recommended Live Music and Video Performances

The following list is in no particular order.  We just wish to share our list of the best live music performances that you can buy in the form of movie and/or CD.  Before buying, preview the music using iTunes to make sure your recommendations properly fit what you like. Queen: Live At Wembley Stadium. This is both a movie and CD.  Released 1990. Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon is a movie.  We recommend ONLY the movie and NOT the CD. …

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