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  • John Ringer posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   5 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Calling All Dissidents
    I’m wrapping up My Country My Ass with one last push. Here is something you can do from home, for free, and reach out beyond the movement.into the popular culture.
    http://mycountrymyass.com/cad.html

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   7 months, 3 weeks ago · View

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  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   9 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

    ─► http://bit.ly/17rKgHj

    Nestlé is draining developing countriesto produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back.

    Now it’s in Pakistan. Groundwater levels are plummeting, families are being driven into poverty, and whole areas are being rendered uninhabitable.

    But we’ve still got time to help before Pakistan’s water supply is completely tapped out — and if we show Nestlé its heartless policies are sparking a global backlash, we can stop it from decimating more of our natural resources.

    Will you join us in demanding Nestlé stop draining Pakistan dry?

    PETITION TO NESTLE EXECUTIVES: Stop stealing Pakistan’s water and driving its people to poverty and starvation.

    ─► http://bit.ly/17rKgHj

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   10 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    vigilance our president embraces, an action item*

    If we learned anything from the US anti-war movement symbolized by ”ND” (Nuclear Disarmament, the ”peace” sign – from the 1960s era), it was ”Don’t Name It!”

    The judges at Nuremberg: ”Individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity.”

    http://bit.ly/17Po6BE

    See: From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak by John Pilger

    dxm: Picking up from where presidents Truman and Eisenhower’s Military Industrial Complex left off, Dr. Strangelove, the fictionalized cartoon and movie version of Dr. Edward Teller (September 10, 2003) invented Ronnie Raygun’s ”StarWars” also connects to GE of didn’t pay their fair share of taxes fame; a lender (moneychanger or money launderer) of the .01%’s Wall Street ”too big to fail” and ”too big to jail” banks and banksters.

    Wilfred Burchett warned in a dispatch datelined Hiroshima, ”An act of premeditated mass murder on an epic scale had launched a new era of terror.”

    *An ”action item” as fresh as the morning headlines [FULLTEXT]

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   10 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    In the Spirit of Paul Wellstone

    Clearly not a Democrat or a Republican, the ”just sayin’” independent ”voice” of leadership in Washington DC is US Senator Bernie Sanders, representing Vermont. Just as Liberal, Progressive and ”Bernie Sanders Socialists” in Oregon boast of reelecting Peter DeFazio term after term, Vermont too should be proud of their sticking with Bernie and his stand against #usury-driven Capitalism. Voters who have justifiably given up on two-party politics would be wise to register as ”Independent” and vote for politicians who will go to the line for breaking up the “Too Big To Fail” banks, and end (or nationalize) the Federal Reserve, and end the ”revolving door” system of political bribery at the Pentagon and on K Street. Who for the sake of perpetuating the chickenshit status quo will write legislation feeding the greed quotient of corporations – now blessed with a fascist-like ”personhood” by #ALEC, #Koch, and #SCOTUS, rather than that which meets the needs of people?

    Who among the electorate votes against their own self-interest, or What is the matter with Kansas?

    ”Any politician who does not urgently move on these issues must be voted out of office and replaced by people who will aggressively fight on these fronts.”

    If you agree, join with us HERE, and have your say.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8365

    This Corporate Pact Can’t Live in Sunlight

    Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has said that if the contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were known, it could not be passed because it would be so unpopular.

    Under the TPP, foreign or domestic corporations could force governments to change their laws on healthcare, the environment, banking, or other public policies — by appealing to a special tribunal of three corporate lawyers accountable to no voters, no precedents, and no appeals process.

    TELL Congress MAKE THE TPP PUBLIC

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    http://www.alternet.org/activism/we-cant-give-culture-fear-and-apathy-channel-your-discontent-action

    We Can’t Give in to the Culture of Fear and Apathy — Channel Your Discontent into Positive Action

    The very forces that protect the status quo have been effective in misleading and distracting the public, often misdirecting their energies into futile activities.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   12 months ago · View

    Fightforthefuture.org is organizing a MAJOR protest tomorrow against the NSA. check their site for an event in your city OR visit this site to drop off a copy of the 4th amendment to your rep.

    http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/shame-and-name/

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      Alison · 12 months ago

      U can also check to see how ur rep voted. MINE broke with Rep tradition and actually voted FOR….. AMAZING

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   12 months ago · View

    Citizen.org and the other 98% newsletter:

    Currently, Wall Street CEOs — like “too big to jail” poster boy Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase — can and do sit on the Federal Reserve boards that have a key role in overseeing our country’s monetary policy.

    After what they’ve done to our economy, do you trust the Big Banksters to adequately regulate themselves?

    Join Public Citizen and our partners at The Other 98% in supporting legislation to end the ruse of bankers serving as their own regulators.

    Senator Bernie Sanders, who introduced the legislation, calls this charade “a clear example of the fox guarding the hen house.”

    Huffington Post Business Editor Peter Goodman calls it something even more:

    This is not the fox guarding the hen house; this is the fox guarding the hen house while selling synthetic derivatives whose value increases with every hen he gobbles up, and who burns down the hen house so he can collect on his fire insurance policy, and then gets the government to build him a new hen house at taxpayer expense. And then, after that, he still gets to guard the new hen house.

    We’re teaming up with The Other 98% on a petition supporting Sen. Sanders’ legislation to prohibit financial industry executives from serving on our nation’s critical Federal Reserve boards.

    If you think it might not be such a good idea to let the likes of Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein “regulate” each other, add your name to the petition now.
    http://other98.com/bernies-right-stop-letting-bankers-regulate-themselves-at-the-fed/

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   12 months ago · View

    a la #FDR, make him do it! Make @BarackObama pardon #BradleyManning!

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   12 months ago · View

    Ed. note: Read ”single-payer” as ”nationalized” as-in ”socialistic” as-in the Canadian or British health care systems.

    Single-payer healthcare system would save billions
    By Lara Seligman – The Hill

    http://bit.ly/168dlrn

    Expanding the nation’s Medicare program to cover people of all ages would save the government billions of dollars, according to a new study released Wednesday.
    The study found that a single-payer health care system based on the principles of legislation by Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, would save the federal government about $592 billion in one year.

    That’s more than enough to pay for comprehensive benefits for all Americans at a lower cost to the public, according to Physicians for a National Health Program, which circulated the study. The extra money would go to paying down the national debt.The savings would come from slashing administrative waste and negotiating drug prices.

    The study was conducted by Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    “Paradoxically, by expanding Medicare to everyone we’d end up saving billions of dollars annually,” Friedman said. “We’d be safeguarding Medicare’s fiscal integrity while enhancing the nation’s health for the long term.”

    The study comes as Republicans in Congress are pulling out all the stops to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul. Tea Party Republicans have in recent weeks vowed to oppose any measures to keep the government running after the current funding bill runs out on Sept. 30 if it also means funding ObamaCare.

    Republicans have generally opposed the idea of a single-payer health care system in the past.The savings would come from slashing administrative waste and negotiating drug prices.

    The study was conducted by Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    “Paradoxically, by expanding Medicare to everyone we’d end up saving billions of dollars annually,” Friedman said. “We’d be safeguarding Medicare’s fiscal integrity while enhancing the nation’s health for the long term.”

    The study comes as Republicans in Congress are pulling out all the stops to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul. Tea Party Republicans have in recent weeks vowed to oppose any measures to keep the government running after the current funding bill runs out on Sept. 30 if it also means funding ObamaCare.

    Republicans have generally opposed the idea of a single-payer health care system in the past.

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      adoration · 12 months ago

      Madness of the GOP is the central issue of our time
      By Paul Krugman – Salon

      http://bit.ly/1bSc132

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        adoration · 12 months ago

        From the column:

        Chaos Looms

        http://nyti.ms/14JxvoW

        Is economic/political commentary like writing detective stories? In some ways, I think, it is; certainly I have always taken to heart some passages in Raymond Chandler’s The Simple Art of Murder, especially the passage in which he distinguishes between the inherent importance of themes and the extent to which they are a good subject for writers:

        Other things being equal, which they never are, a more powerful theme will provoke a more powerful performance. Yet some very dull books have been written about God, and some very fine ones about how to make a living and stay fairly honest.

        Right now, if inherent importance were all that mattered, I wouldn’t be writing about the effects of sprawl, or the Fed succession, or even, probably, about China’s brick-wall problem. I would instead be writing all the time about the looming chaos in U.S. governance.

        In the short run the point is that Republican leaders are about to reap the whirlwind, because they haven’t had the courage to tell the base that Obamacare is here to stay, that the sequester is in fact intolerable, and that in general they have at least for now lost the war over the shape of American society. As a result, we’re looking at many drama-filled months, with a high probability of government shutdowns and even debt defaults.

        Over the longer run the point is that one of America’s two major political parties has basically gone off the deep end; policy content aside, a sane party doesn’t hold dozens of votes declaring its intention to repeal a law that everyone knows will stay on the books regardless. And since that party continues to hold substantial blocking power, we are looking at a country that’s increasingly ungovernable.

        The trouble is that it’s hard to give this issue anything like the amount of coverage it deserves on substantive grounds without repeating oneself. So I do try to mix it up. But neither you nor I should forget that the madness of the GOP is the central issue of our time.

        http://nyti.ms/14JxvoW

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/31/heres-your-chance-to-help-rep-steve-cohen-change-the-nsas-secret-court

    Here’s Your Chance To Help Rep. Steve Cohen Change The NSA’s Secret Court

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    If u have some time in the morning, PLEASE contact ur rep to ask them to vote YES for Justin Amash’s amendment to H.R. 2397 (Defense Appropriations Bill) which will ensure the funding for WARRANT-LESS NSA spying will be cut.

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    Stop Buying what Zionist Israel and Likud is Selling

    http://bit.ly/123FliP

    Zionist Israel and Likud is selling us out; (”the government” and We the People of the United States).

    Israeli controlled elements of the Pentagon’s Military Industrial Complex (defense contractors), through the Israel Lobby, and specifically the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is stealing food, health, housing and educational resources from those who can least afford such a taxation without representation. That on top of the .01%’s ”tax” on all financial transactions conducted through Wall Street’s too big to fail and too big to jail banks and bankers. While cutting down orchards in Palestine, Tel Aviv is pocketing billions of US Treasury dollars that should otherwise be spent on those who statistically live in poverty and others earning so little as to not pay taxes here in the United States. Then we have the .01% that don’t pay taxes; both individuals and corporations, squirreling away their money owed the US Treasury in Cayman Island and Swiss bank accounts. But that’s another story. Or, see the White Priveliged Life and Times of Mitt Romney; Lifting the Lid on the .01% (the movie).

    Zionist Israel and Likud is using the US Treasury to buy up America; from the ballot box to the Senate and the House of Representatives. For what? For a hedged last bastion of Home Land, or as a place for deporting purged Palestinians. No, seriously. As a sovereign nation, how can it be that the policy of the United States toward Iran is dictated to us by Tel Aviv? and it is! Pentagon and defense contractor, and arms sales commissions aside, profiteering is an Israel issue. But also its their chickenshit gloating over humiliating us in the shameful way they have; insult to injury, as they say. Our sympathy for the Holocaust they took as license to punk us off. AIPAC played it so that anyone not supporting Israel, or anyone even criticizing Israel was a Holocaust era-type Nazi sympathizer. With or without AIPAC, We the People don’t elect Holocaust era-type Nazi sympathizers to public office. AIPAC has seen to it that if elected, the candidate supports Israel’s every whim or else be labeled a Holocaust era-type Nazi sympathizer, or an anti-semite of the Jews-killed-Jesus variety, or those are so labeled for their belief that ”the Jews” were the same as ”the elders” in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a supposed ”Jewish” plan for global domination. (See Wikipedia). Never mind that many critics of Israel think the Zionists adopted the basics of The Protocols to set about blueprinting a not-so-fictional plan for global domination. Unlike the Balfour Declaration that looked favorably upon everything Israel, the Ruskies and the Chinese (and Iran and Venezuela) don’t generally look so favorably upon anything western hegemony. [TO BE CONTINUED]

    http://bit.ly/123FliP

    Ed. note: Nothing says ”western hegemony” better than Afghanistan’s Mullahs and Islamist guerillas support from the United States, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. China at the time, as the enemy of my enemy sided against Afghanistan’s Marxist-inspired government, but when China had to choose who sleep with they snuggled up with the Ruskies again – from the moment they were no longer a close-proximity stepping-stone threat to China. Never mind the Fall of the Wall. See Hegemony in the Muslim World.

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    ”Take me to your leader,” said the spaced alien

    http://bit.ly/10Xf1nB

    @Michael: ”obama pretty much said early on in his first administration that he could not do it WITHOUT the peoples help, true enough the day he took over reality bit him on the ass and hard at that. the people in this country need to ALL get off their lazy complaining asses and help him because that IS what it would take.”

    dxm: it isn’t necessarily the only way we can turn this ship of state on a dime or a newly minted trillion dollar coin, but better we do it with a leader than leaderless. What have the ”leaderless” variations of #Occupy shown us? Barack is already here, so how about we go with him? How about #Occupy welcome Barack in the same way so many were willing to welcome the #Winning Charlie Sheen on or off his meds? Where are @MoveOn’s 8 million+ members? Where is The Nation? Where is Fire Dog in working with ”the government” of We the People and President Barack Obama, to #OccupyWallStreet; to shut down the too big to fail banks and the too big to jail bankers, and #OccupyKStreet, and getting the baksheesh and bribery money out of politics? Charlie Sheen is a poor second choice. Former leaders, the most feared ”leaders” of their day didn’t survive their Civil Rights and financial and social justice missions – citing JFK, Malcolm, MLK and Bobby Kennedy. Local leaders and activists back then were also ”appropriately” dealt with. Even now there have been some mysterious deaths and variations of ill-treatment, especially to whistleblowers, journalists, and some very scary ass bloggers who might have mentioned Zionism, ”Jewish (news) media” or Israel, or the rogue #NSA, #CIA and #Iran or #Venezuela, in any context.

    See @Michael and @Poet’s $0.02’s worth on the subject HERE and HERE. Tanks, gents!

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    The Case for Abolishing the DHS

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-15/the-case-for-abolishing-the-dhs

    On Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano resigned to take up a post running California’s university system. With her departure, there are now 15 vacant positions at the top of the department. That suggests it would be a particularly humane moment to shut the whole thing down.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was a panicked reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks. It owes its continued existence to a vastly exaggerated assessment of the threat of terrorism. The department is also responsible for some of the least cost-effective spending in the U.S. government. It’s time to admit that creating it was a mistake.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    For all who wanted a NEW Glass-Steagall – Elizabeth Warren wants UR signature!

    http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/sign_glasssteagall

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      adoration · 1 year ago

      Done!

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      michael ronquillo · 1 year ago

      i was checking this out a couple of days ago and the only thing that concerns me is john the traitor mc cain is in on this, i wish we could read the whole package they are proposing,the act if it is like the original glass steagall act would be great.

  • Alison posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    The National Obama Accountability project

    http://projects.judicialwatch.org/oap/sign-the-petition/

    The National Obama Accountability Project was initiated by Judicial Watch to hold Barack Obama and his administration accountable to the American people for misconduct and violations of the law.

    This vitally important project is designed to:

    1. Expose Obama corruption, misconduct, and abuse;
    2. Educate the American people with facts about what we discover; and
    3. Mobilize concerned Americans through our Citizen Bill of Grievances to demand accountability through the legal system from the Obama administration and the president himself!

    To accomplish this, Judicial Watch is fighting the Obama crowd and their radical allies on critical issues including:

    Launching our “2012 Election Integrity Project” to counter the politically-driven failure of the Obama Justice Department to follow federal law and require states to clean their voter rolls before the November elections. Judicial Watch is fighting in court right now.

    Fighting the Obama administration’s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens by “administrative measures” and “prosecutorial discretion” that bypass Congress and the American people

    Initialize over 950 open record requests and filing over 90 lawsuits to protect the people’s right to know about what the Obama administration is up to

    The Obama administration’s Chicago-style corruption and compulsive secrecy undermine the rule of law – which is the basis of our great republic. Some Washington observers have gone so far as to describe the Obama administration as a “gangster government”!

    That is why Judicial Watch launched this unprecedented National Obama Accountability Project.

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      adoration · 1 year ago

      Bullshit!

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      adoration · 1 year ago

      All except the obstructionists have the right to criticize Barack for what he has failed to accomplish. Judicial Watch bullshitters are among the disloyal verging on traitorous obstructionists who haven’t the right to say squat.

      As for the legitimate criticism, there is a place for that, but why give up on him? Why alienate our best prospect for 2008 era hope and change just because he ran into a brick wall on his first day in office; into the realization that it is the Pentagon’s Military Industrial Complex (defense contractors) and PNAC’s Cheney-Bush White House (neocon) leftovers that run the USA, not some guy with a funny name, big ears, oh, and did I mention he’s Black? How would it be if we had million man marches all across the US, supporting the president; making him do it… making him make the military stand down… he can’t do it without us backing him up.

      More later, no doubt مع السلام — dxm

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      michael ronquillo · 1 year ago

      obama pretty much said early on in his first administration that he could not do it WITHOUT the peoples help, true enough the day he took over reality bit him on the ass and hard at that. the people in this country need to ALL get off their lazy complaining asses and help him because that IS what it would take.

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        adoration · 1 year ago

        ”Take me to your leader,” said the spaced alien

        it isn’t necessarily the only way we can turn this ship of state on a dime or a newly minted trillion dollar coin, but better we do it with a leader than leaderless. What have the ”leaderless” variations of #Occupy shown us? Barack is already here, so how about we go with him? How about #Occupy welcome Barack in the same way so many were willing to welcome the #Winning Charlie Sheen on or off his meds? Where are @MoveOn’s 8 million+ members? Where is The Nation? Where is Fire Dog in working with ”the government” of We the People and President Barack Obama, to #OccupyWallStreet; to shut down the too big to fail banks and the too big to jail bankers, and #OccupyKStreet, and getting the baksheesh and bribery money out of politics? Charlie Sheen is a poor second choice. Former leaders, the most feared ”leaders” of their day didn’t survive their Civil Rights and financial and social justice missions – citing JFK, Malcolm, MLK and Bobby Kennedy. Local leaders and activists back then were also ”appropriately” dealt with. Even now there have been some mysterious deaths and variations of ill-treatment, especially to whistleblowers, journalists, and some very scary ass bloggers who might have mentioned Zionism, ”Jewish (news) media” or Israel, or the rogue #NSA, #CIA and #Iran or #Venezuela, in any context.

        See @Michael and @Poet’s $0.02’s worth on the subject HERE and HERE. Tanks, gents!

        [Cross-posted in the AmpedStatus/Network Take Action discussion group archives.]

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    strat·e·gize and organize

    http://bit.ly/11NMDXM

    Vigilantism aside, how do you spell ”.01%” and the restoration of (sequestered) funding to IRS?

    Thanks, and cc: @Poet

  • adoration posted an update in the group AvatarTake Action:   1 year ago · View

    Labor: the_new_proletariat; an overview

    http://bit.ly/13GTsvn

    Fair Bosses Online, ”FBOM” or ”EFBOM” or ”EFBOMB” is an ”Angie’s List” in reverse. Workers get help in finding fun and fairness in the drudgerous world of 9-to5, and get advance fair warning of chickenshit employers and the agencies they hire to hire workers on the cheap and treat unfairly.

    Also see The Expendables and Temp Town, U.S.A.

    Thanks, and cc: @Alison

    [Cross-posted in the QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS BOARD discussion group archives.]

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