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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Freedom of speech VS. Freedom to lie

Some foreign Billionaires now openly try to influence our democracy for their own profit, but at least they are honestly buying up our valuable time and attention. Now we can hold them accountable for the corruption and misinformation they are attempting to spread. 

Everyone now knows about the infamous Koch Brothers, Gas Refinery Billionaires who use their wealth to influence the politics of America. And there are Media Moguls like Rupert Murdoch, who simply buy up media channels and spread biased propaganda freely, corrupting both our Democracy and the profession of journalism. This cycle we've learned about 
gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelsen backing super-PACs for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. 

Tonight I saw Hungarian-born billionaire 
Thomas Peterffy started airing his personal pro-Republican ads. Mr. Peterffy, who pioneered electronic trading practices in U.S. markets and now leads discount-brokerage giant Interactive Brokers, one of the firms that most profited from the Wall Street Banking Crisis and the Housing Crisis. Is it no wonder he wants to avoid tax justice and Wall Street reform? 

His advertising is so self-serving and disingenuous that it seems like Orwellian double speak. He openly defines Soviet Hungary under Stallin as "Socialism" knowing full well that that totalitarian dictatorship under communist Russia was no more an example of socialism than the Kingdom of Saud is a democratic republic. 

I want to debunk three basic premises exposed by his ads. 

Socialism is success, it takes care of the needy and the strong alike. You can take pride in your work, and strive for excellence under socialist systems, just as you can in a capitalist system. And unlike capitalism, you will be rewarded by your works merit, rather than have the value of your work and inventions co-oped by large corporations which can steal your intellectual property and keep you enslaved to their low wage jobs. People don't get poor under socialism, because there is a floor to poverty. People do not stop working hard under socialism, they simply earn just rewards for their work, instead of being rewarded for harming others or the environment as they are under our current system. There are plenty of jobs under socialism, and everyone can earn a living, no unemployment, because the government can create jobs to upgrade public infrastructure in economic downturns. It seems like Thomas Petterffy didn't learn from our recent past, perhaps he just has too much to lose. 

There are lots of good things about capitalism, but unrestrained, capitalism cannibalizes itself. Capitalism needs many reforms and regulations to become a just economic system. The energy and motivation of capitalism is the desire to increase one's freedom, which is fine, as long as your freedoms don't oppress the freedoms of others. These billionaires don't recognize this fact.

It seems kind of unfair that someone who benefited from the Wall Street crisis can use his unearned wealth to influence our public elections using our broadcast air-waves, but I have no problem with people, even rich people, expressing themselves, buying up all the TV air-time just before the election to shout from the mountain top. What I have a problem with is letting their well financed megaphone rewrite history, misinform voters, and confuse the issues. This is my humble attempt to hold Thomas Peterffy accountable for his opinions. Republicans already tried to destroy America once in this century. Don't lett them fool you again.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012



Titles of Nobility Amendment

In 1810 a number of States proposed an Amendment to the US Constitution to eliminate nobels and those who could be bribed by nobels from US Citizenship. In the 1800s, Lawyers were considered minor nobels, Esquires, and for some people this implies some form of conspiracy theory. I'm not clear on why they believe it, but they think that the failure of this Amendment (which would have been the 13th, had it been ratified) somehow undermines the authority of the Federal Government. 

The term "Thirteenthers" is sometimes used to refer to those who mistakenly believe this amendment was ratified or to those who would like to see ratification of this proposed amendment. The interesting thing about this story is that the Amendment was almost ratified, but in that time period, with some state legislators meeting every other year, the US kept adding states faster than they could ratify the bill. Ultimately, the amendment was forgotten, but since technically there is no limit on how long it can take to ratify, this amendment could still be put in the Constitution if the states created since 1810 were to consider it and 3/4ths of them successfully passed it.

If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain, any title of nobility or honour, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


2012 Election Fraud

Watch this report from Michelle Gillen of CBS4 Investigations in Miami, FL.
Realize that the 2000 election was stolen in the famous Bush Vs. Gore, Supreme Court Decision, after Florida Governor, Jebb Bush, certified the election. These electronic voting machines can be programed to flip the vote tally so that one party always wins, and without a check like the random recount in this story, the fraud will never be detected. These black box voting machines are always provided by for-profit corporations owned by Republican friends of the government officials who hand out public contracts.

It was Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections, Susan Bucher, and her team who discovered the mistake. Bucher is one of several election supervisors we’ve met, who are taking aim at Florida’s audit process — the review of the paper ballots– only a sampling is done, and only after elections are certified.

Bucher said that if the audit was done on all races there could be other elections where the wrong winner was chosen. 
NPR note ... buy the machine.

Prepare for more voter fraud from Myth Rmoney.

Monday, October 01, 2012


If You Loved

If You Loved America the way I love America you'd love this too.;

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