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  • Virginia Rep: Disabled Kids are Punishment from God (Or Not)   3 years 44 weeks ago

    Abortion is a bad word for a good thing. Mechancally preventing/ending an unwanted fertilization/pregnancy is much preferred to ingesting chemicals for that.
    Use of condoms as well, is a good choice - to block any disease transmission, as well.
    I aborted about a dozen pregnancies myself as well as with professional medical aid before I had my second child. Who is now 43 and an accountant and lovely, of course, Left, etc.
    Religion, except for easing the pain of these lives in capitalism, or for bringing people together to build socialist communist revolution, is altogether bad, the main tool our Owners use to keep us down. It is self-oppression. Among the many guilts it has you run on yourself, it makes you think abortion is a bad thing.

  • CMD Fights Back Against ALEC's Effort to Evade Open Records Law in Texas   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Liberal rag that continues to spread the anti-conservative doctrine so that government dependency not only continues, but grows! Wake up black America! The liberal agenda is founded on the policy of keeping us down that road thinking we can't think for ourselves.

  • ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Response to Donna's assertion that only right-wing radicals seem to think California is crazy. I would counter that it is left-wing liberals that think California is normal when chaptering into law (CCR Title 27) a risk assessment to consider a 1000 year, 24 hour storm event as probable or even reasonable. Certainly wouldn't want facts to get in the way of reality.

  • ALEC, For-Profit Criminal Justice, and Wisconsin   3 years 45 weeks ago

    It's easy to lock someone up who can not afford to defend themselves guilty or not. There is a clean sweep for election years,"Tough on crime" wins votes and low to middle class historically vote a certain way... oh and if you are incarcerated government takes your right to vote!

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Wisconsin Conservatives? BULLSHIT! The Republicans are liberal welfare mothers! Lock em all up for fraud and treason and throw away the goddamn key! FOREVER! Crooked assholes!

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   3 years 45 weeks ago

    The Center for Biological Diversity has shown everyone how incredibly effective appropriate lawsuits can be; so why don't you Wisconsites (?) simply sue the appropriate people for embezzlement? You must take away the money and, if possible, put the right people in jail before they'll take any heed.

  • Top Quotes from ALEC's 40th Birthday Party in Chicago   3 years 45 weeks ago

    ALEC is a privatized political party that writes legislation then buys politicians to enact it into laws . They do this to bypass those pesky PEONS called voters. It is subversive to our country's wellbeing . It will take a strong grassroots movement to attack and destroy ALEC.

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Bravo.
    By now, almost every voter in the state has been screwed by Scott Walker and fan club.
    THINK before you vote. Things can always get worse.

  • ALEC, For-Profit Criminal Justice, and Wisconsin   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to look into all of the above, and taking the time to post the information. My state, too, has a horrid history of prisoner abuse. I live in Alabama. Our state, though, even though RIDICULOUSLY deep red, is beginning to recognize the futility and expense of warehousing prisoners. At the time of this writing, they are still (of course) charging, processing, and warehousing African American men, but that now has a more institutional feel to it. The GOP doesn't want African Americans to vote, ever, so fully 1/3 of AA men have criminal records in Alabama. Nirvana for GOP. Disenfranchises fully 1/3 AA men, in one whack.

    Even with that particular GOP benefit, our State is trying to be more sensible about locking up absolutely everybody. Really, when it comes right down to it, Alabama doesn't have the money.

    My question, even for goofball Walker, who I agree is a dumb*ss. WHY is he locking everybody up? What about that precious budget he lies about all the time? I don't get it. What's the bragging point here? I'm serious - I really want to understand what he is doing. Usually their twisted motives are clear.

    Thanks,

    CamelotK

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   3 years 45 weeks ago

    See, Wisconsin voters, what happens when you vote stupid? Now you are in the grips of the real leaches and they won't let go easily. Just remember all the things they have done and maybe after a few [not just one any more] election cycles, you may be able to rescue yourselves.

    Remember and vote for YOUR BETTER INTERESTS.

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   3 years 45 weeks ago

    I find myself in such a state of outrage - it's difficult to remain coherent. These people are so removed from any semblance of government ethics it defies comprehension. What's more - it seems to me they are practically inviting citizen insurrection. It's as if these people are 'daring us to stop them'. We have got to find a way to put these highly organized psychopaths behind bars where they should rot for the rest of their disgusting - fetid existence.
    It must become our mission to enlist 'respected long time conservatives' that have become as incensed as the rest of us. Norman Ornstein,Mike Lofgren,John Dean and others have tremendous credibility, we can leverage to organize panels at 'town hall forums' for purpose of exposing the ideological assault on representative government. We must shine a spotlight onto the nefarious Tea Party wrong doing that threatens the soul of our country.

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   3 years 45 weeks ago

    This is horrible and appalling. Is there any action that can be taken or suggested action? A petition or write to our representatives re: this? It has already passed while in the budget bill. Corruption with a capital C. Think of how much good that half a million could have done in this state.

  • ALEC, For-Profit Criminal Justice, and Wisconsin   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Scott Walker remembers creating jobs as assemblyman in Wisconsin . It was easy with ALEC. 32000 UNION public sector jobs. It is not as easy this time with out using your tax dollars. Scott Walker has created ALL Wisconsin`s budget problems working for ALEC. In 1997 Walker and Prosser as state assemblymen championed for ALEC with truth in sentencing telling the legislatures it would not cost a dime. This was to give judges not parole boards the control over sentencing. Then Walker filibustered to stop sentencing changes after the fact misleading ALL the legislatures. With out the sentencing changes Wisconsin`s prisons quadrupled over night. Most people sentenced to 2 years now had to serve as much as 6o years. As the Pray for justice Blog shows . Stopping just a percentage of these long sentences Wisconsin would save 707 million per year in Milwaukee County alone. Wisconsin could have free tuition colleges. This shows Wisconsin has added 200 billion of the state budget since 1997 . Not including the building new or remodeling of 71 courthouses & 71 county jails & 273 police stations and dozens of prisons 28 billion plus interest. The total is over 70 BILLION plus the 130 Billion spent by social services to support prisoners families because the bread winner was a political prisoner as US Att gen Eric Holder explained. Then farming out prisoners in several states until the courts realized it was not allowed in the Wisconsin constitution. Wisconsin then hired 32000 union public sector workers to fill the jobs housing the prisoners from deputies , judges, district attorneys all owe Walker for creating there jobs. 32000 UNION PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. The swat teams of all 72 counties cost 3 to 5 million and they have never saved ONE life. They have cost dozens of lives in Wisconsin. Milwaukee county alone cost taxpayers over 3.8 billion or a half million tax dollars per day to house these EXTRA prisoners. Wisconsin claims it has 24,000 prisoners compared to Minnesota`s 5500. Wisconsin`s corrections population is 104,000 with over 27,000 prisons in Milwaukee county alone . In 1995 Milwaukee county had less than 1000 prisoners . They now have 27 times more prisoners under Walkers law. Triple per capita in any other state . Is Scott Walker moving Wisconsin forward making Wisconsin by far the largest prison state in the world per capita ? Walker has always used fussy numbers. Lets get to the truth. lets end these Rico act criminal rackettering regimes. This has caused thousands to form gangs to protect themselves for these perverts. This has made Wisconsin a dangerous place for many. They fear the police regimes. This is Wisconsin`s Holocost. The feds must step in and arrest every member of the state criminal regimes. Starting with ALL the judges like Prosser who have never judged just rubber stamped. If we had just one honest judge in Wisconsin this would end. Wisconsin is the police state thanks to ALEC and there puppets pretending to be justice systems. This your reason for budget problems in Wisconsin. Big spender big government Scott Walker. These policies have thousands in jail because of guilt by association because they are gang members. So if not for double standards Walker would be in a jail. How many of his associates are in jail that refused to snitch on their boss. UW Marquette did this study. Pray for justice in Wisconsin also has more. Google it. 392 NUNS signed Walkers recall petitions for reason. They are True Christians.This clearly shows you must leave Wisconsin to find a honest cop, judge, or a district attorney. They are all kingpins for ALEC. Any grand jury would convict every member of Wisconsin`s criminal justice regimes on this evidence alone. Honesty and justice is a myth in the just us system in Wisconsin all thanks to Scott Walker and David Prosser. ALEC advanced Prosser with a judgship and Walker with the Governor job. These evil people hurt millions of good people. A greedy few harming us all. The Hoover files show IBM, GM, FORD, KOCH and Prescott Bush financed and helped Hilter. J Edgar Hoover called them ALL traitors. Mainstream media now ackknowledges Bush financed Hitler. These are now ALL ALEC members now helping Scott Walker. So much for democracy.

  • Wisconsin Prepares to Hand Half-Million in Taxpayer Funds to Koch-Tied GOP Lobby Shop   3 years 45 weeks ago
    Sad

    As a former Wisconsinite, I find it sad to see Wisconsin flushed down the drain by their Koch Brothers stooge puppets.

  • The Battle Between O'Dwyer and PRSA   3 years 45 weeks ago

    While Edward Bernays revolutionized the way public relations was practiced in the 1920s and beyond, he also used tactics that are now considered unethical. I use examples of his tactics as "what not to do" with my students who are the next generation of ethical public relations practitioners.

  • Anti-Abortion Group Runs Over-TheTop Ad for Egg-Rights Amendment   3 years 45 weeks ago

    I see your point even though at the time, I meant it figuratively as in Palin was being used like a postitute to get media cover for their cause. My mistake, I should have been more specific and less lurid. I apologize for letting my temper override my sense of decorum on this highly informative website.

    As for doing something about it, yes, I have indeed taken action since then. For one, I joined a women’s group that campaigns for candidates running for state and federal offices that stand up for religious freedom and rejoined an Ecofeminist group. It feels good to get back into political action after a rest bit.

    Thanks.

  • 'The Movie the Koch Brothers Don't Want You to See' Launches Kickstarter Campaign   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Why not get the documentary on Link, Free Speech TV or Al Jazaera?

  • NC Passes Voter Suppression Measures as DOJ Moves to Protect Voting Rights in TX   3 years 45 weeks ago

    "...we will give you a one way ticket of your choice some where!"

    No you won't, you're too cheap. Stinginess is what you're campaigning on, remember?

    So you might as well get it through your heads that "taking your country back" doesn't include taking away people's right to vote with ID laws, shortened hours, inaccessible polling places, and the whole sleazy bag of rightwing tricks.

  • NC Passes Voter Suppression Measures as DOJ Moves to Protect Voting Rights in TX   3 years 45 weeks ago

    This country belongs to We The People, not some political group. There is no country to take back, just a country we should love and learn to get along in. There is no political party that has all the answers. And obviously, from your reply, you really don't have any either. (And by the way, people do not get welfare checks anymore. Where have you been?)

  • NC Passes Voter Suppression Measures as DOJ Moves to Protect Voting Rights in TX   3 years 45 weeks ago

    In todays age everyone has to have an ID, even to get your welfare checks. This is the only way the democrats can win elections, CHEATING. Look at all the cities across America that had more than 100% voting, that is cheating. We are going to take our country back! And if you do not like that, we will give you a one way ticket of your choice some where!

  • Is Monsanto's New Genetically Engineered Soy a Health Food?   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Karl Haro von Mogel. Karl is a Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison. When you have no argument you resort to argumentum ad monsantium. Fail.

  • ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Scott Walker remembers creating jobs as assemblyman in Wisconsin . It was easy with ALEC. 32000 UNION public sector jobs. It is not as easy this time with out using your tax dollars. Scott Walker has created ALL Wisconsin`s budget problems working for ALEC. In 1997 Walker and Prosser as state assemblymen championed for ALEC with truth in sentencing telling the legislatures it would not cost a dime it was to give judges not parole boards the control over sentencing. Then Walker filibustered to stop sentencing changes after the fact misleading ALL the legislatures. With out the sentencing changes Wisconsin`s prisons quadrupled over night. Most people sentenced to 2 years now had to serve as much as 6o years. As the Wisconsin Budget watch Blog shows . Stopping just a percentage of these long sentences Wisconsin would save 707 million per year. Wisconsin could have free tuition colleges. It shows Wisconsin has wasted 200 billion if you add the numbers to the state budget since 1997. Not including the building new or remodeling of 71 courthouses & 71 county jails & 273 police stations and dozens of prisons 28 billion plus interest. The total is over 70 BILLION plus the 100 Billion spent by social services to support prisoners families because the bread winner was a political prisoner as US Att gen Eric Holder explained. Then farming out prisoners in several states until the courts realized it was not allowed in the Wisconsin constitution. Wisconsin then hired 32000 union public sector workers to fill the jobs housing the prisoners from deputies , judges, district attorneys all owe Walker for creating there jobs. 32000 UNION PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. This cost taxpayers over 3.8 billion or a half million per day to house these EXTRA prisoners per day in Milwaukee county alone. Wisconsin claims it has 24,000 prisoners compared to Minnesota`s 5500. Wisconsin`s corrections population is 104,000 with over 28,000 prisons in Milwaukee county alone . In 1995 Milwakee county had less than 1000 prisoners . Is Scott Walker moving Wisconsin forward ? This your reason for budget problems in Wisconsin. Big spender big government Scott Walker. Why does he not work for the people he is taking his check from the people ?
    Wisconsin Budget watch blog has a great article on this.
    392 NUNS signed Walkers recall petitions for reason. They are True Christians.

  • A Side of Climate Change Denial with Your Coffee? ALEC Dishes up Some Hard to Swallow Spin with the Heartland Institute   3 years 45 weeks ago

    So give a list of the reputable deniers, with credentials and peer-reviewed works. Can't do it, can you?

  • The Health Care Industry vs. Health Reform   3 years 45 weeks ago

    A 'good' attempt from 'a Miami medical malpractice attorney' below to deceive and mislead medical malpractice victims and the public.

    The facts are medical malpractice tort reforms, health care reforms and health liability acts all work to deny recourse and compensation to medical malpractice victims.

    These personal injury lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys are fleecing victims for sizable retainer fees while simultaneously getting kickbacks, and even jobs, from the medical indemnity insurance companies, as long as they collude to limit or minimize the medical injury 'adverse event' for the insurer. Tort reform is a goldmine for these deceptive law firms.

    The insurance companies run a terror and intimidation campaign against any lawyer or judge who actually fights doctors or the medical industry. That's why intentional medical battery and unnecessary treatments by doctors and dentists have escalated this decade. Indeed, there are no lawyers fighting the medical profession because they will be persecuted by the insurance industry. Medical malpractice, or 'negligence', which is increasingly a deliberate and perverse act by doctors now because it generates so much money fleeced from the victim, is the latest large-scale financial sector scam.

    The banks have predatory mortgage fraud while the insurers have health insurer scams AS WELL AS medical malpractice insurer scams - and lots of them, too, i.e. a whole inter-connected, elaborate conspiratorial process of cover-up that is Risk Management programs and the new onslaught of Reputation Management surveillance and silencing of any voices that expose their activities.

    The medical indemnity insurers load injured patients with a lot of medical fraud, like fraudulent medical records and false x-rays that go in their favour so the can humiliate the injured plaintiff in court.

    How much money have you fleeced from injured malpractice victims, 'Miami medical malpractice attorney'? How much has Kaiser Permanente, the Medical Protection Society, the Medical Defence Union, Avant, Doctor's Choice, and other MDO-insurers, doctor-owned insurers and medical indemnity insurers fleeced and ripped off from injured patients denied the justice they deserved and fair compensation in courts over the decades?

  • Buzz off, Monsanto   3 years 45 weeks ago

    Yes, you're correct, Jim. The problem is not limited to honey bees. Pollinators of every ilk are endangered by these products. Moths, bumble bees, butterflies, etc. are decreasing in population. Now why, do you suppose, might that be? None of these are plagued by varroa. The varroa excuse is a mere distraction from fact. Monsanto, etal, want exclusive rights to call the shots when it comes to agri and api businesses.