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Profit Is King

Updated on December 27, 2017

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Straight Pimpin'

"All money is dirty if you go back far enough." Martin Amis

King of the Castle

peasants beware
peasants beware | Source

Profit Is King


Profit Is King

It can buy you a thing

It can make you a ring

Around your heart

Profit is King

Demanding and mean

Your fat it makes lean

For shark meat

Profit is King

The sorrow it brings

Is matched by its endless devouring

Profit is King

It can't dance or sing

But lives and the planet it's souring

Profit is King

Without compassion, his Queen

An umbrella you'll need for his showering

$$$$$$$$$

It's a racket!

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
Al Capone

What have we?

We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. -- Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

Hungry for it All

money nourishes me
money nourishes me | Source

No Loyalty to Country

Exhaustive Study Finds Global Elite Hiding Up to $32 Trillion in Offshore Accounts


http://www.democracynow.org/2012/7/31/exhaustive_s

Bill Hicks Wisdom

not buying the dream
not buying the dream | Source

Story of Man

Telling It Like It Is



The Untouchables: PBS documentary


http://video.pbs.org/video/2327953844

George Carlin, Prophet

America's wealthiest donate 1.3% of their income, while the poorest donate 3.2%

Lower-income Americans are presumably no more intrinsically generous (or “prosocial,” as the sociologists say) than anyone else. However, some experts have speculated that the wealthy may be less generous—that the personal drive to accumulate wealth may be inconsistent with the idea of communal support. Last year, Paul Piff, a psychologist at UC Berkeley, published research that correlated wealth with an increase in unethical behavior: “While having money doesn’t necessarily make anybody anything,” Piff later told New York magazine, “the rich are way more likely to prioritize their own self-interests above the interests of other people.” They are, he continued, “more likely to exhibit characteristics that we would stereotypically associate with, say, assholes.”


http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/04/why-the-rich-dont-give/309254/

Iggy Pop....the news

Modern Day Slavery

“The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up. Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners’ work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their workforce. The system feeds itself,” says a study by the Progressive Labor Party, which accuses the prison industry of being “an imitation of Nazi Germany with respect to forced slave labor and concentration camps.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289

This is Unconscionable

The 100 richest people in the world earned enough last year to end extreme poverty suffered by the poorest on the planet four times over, Oxfam has said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21094962

Syke!

how blind do you have to be?
how blind do you have to be? | Source

Redistribution?

to the top!
to the top! | Source

March 14, 2013


Senator Sherrod Brown explains, “The four largest behemoths, now ranging from $1.4 trillion to $2.3 trillion in assets, are the result of thirty-seven banks merging thirty-three times. In 1995, the six biggest US banks had assets equal to 18 percent of GDP. Today, they are about 63 percent of GDP.”


http://www.thenation.com/article/173336/sherrod-brown-goes-after-big-banks

March 20, 2013


"WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of House lawmakers will move on legislation to deregulate Wall Street derivatives Wednesday, less than a week after Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) released a devastating report on the multibillion-dollar derivatives debacle at JPMorgan Chase.

"The road to hell is paved with these bills," said Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), an advocate of financial reform."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/wall-street-deregulation-_n_2910168.html


When Banks Own the Loan

Source

In Parting

I will end with something just recently said by Pope Francis.

"We must fight corruption with determination. It is an evil based on the worship of money and it offends human dignity."


And, of course, that old stand-by....Love of money is the root of all evil.

May your treasure be where your heart is.


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    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      3 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      13 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Speak, while you still can:

      John Oberlin;

      "The Trump/GOP tax scam:

      - 1% of the country got 99% of the benefits

      - 99% of country will pay for the $1.5 TRILLION deficit

      - Trump/GOP are doing it again with capital gains taxes

      - they're rigging the economy to suppress workers and support oligarchs like Russia

      - it's a big con"

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Betsy Devos owns a 40 million dollar yacht......imagine the money you must have to buy a 40 million dollar yacht.

      This is draining the swamp?

      Please be honest for once.

      I dont think any of our ex presidents have that kind of money!

      Wall Street elite?

      How about Christian elite? Can that be spoken about?

      It’s known Rebekah Mercer is anti abortion and hates Hillary Clinton.

      Can these things be spoken about?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      3 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "What's terrifying is that Republicans in the Senate and House Intel Committees have seen the intelligence that Carter Page was recruited by the Russians.

      Yet they've carried on, calling the investigation a witch hunt and demonized American Intelligence agencies."

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh yes, the American elites:

      "public contempt is the only possible consequence elites face for little crimes like torture and child kidnapping. it is illuminating that this upsets their elite buddies.

      they are kidnapping children and probably worse and you are mad that they are refused service in restaurants. american elites are horrible."

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Inflation hits 6 year high.....wiping out any wage gains for average Americans.

      http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-infl...

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The US State Department released its annual report on global human trafficking that stressed the dangers of putting children in government-run facilities.

      The report stated that "children in institutional care, including government-run facilities, can be easy targets for traffickers."

      *****

      Any questions?

      WE NEED TO STOP HIS AZZ

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      EPA Whistleblower Kevin Chmielewski ON Scott Pruitt:

      “not only did we not drain the swamp with this man, I think we put a bigger swamp creature in there."

      Got it? It's all big fat wool over your eyes.

      "Believe what I say, not what I do".....

      Any carnival barker, anywhere.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Immigrant families are being charged thousands of dollars in airfare to get children out of federally contracted migrant shelters. One family was asked to pay $4,000."

      Imagine! Its like that dictator who charged families for the bullets used to kill their family member.

      "Its all about tha money. M o n e y"

      Private prisons make da bucks. Need more and more and more people to lock up. Need more and more laws on the books. Its horrifying.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I still am numb.....I can’t get it thru my head.

      We are taking babies from mothers, putting them on buses and sending them all over the country to strangers.

      Does no one know this? Wtf is going on?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      8 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      You all should have known from the first.

      Men who brag about sexual prowess are not good leaders.

      Conquest is not sexy. Its depraved.

      "Kill the planet, the beautiful planet

      A wasteland of ruins suits them better.

      Kill the people, the beautiful people. There is no place for them here."

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "A reminder that the guy being cheered is someone who executed his uncle and dozens of other officials, had his half-brother killed and starved his people in favor of building up a nuclear arsenal."

      And killed an American in his "care".

      That Trump praises him is ok w you, but you cant take that Hillary calling racists and homophobes deplorable.

      Got it.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The Medicare Trustees report indicates that the Trump administration is reversing the progress made under Obama in controlling Medicare costs -- great job folks!

      (link: http://cepr.net/press-center/press-releases/dean-b... cepr.net/press-center/p…

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Geezus, it's funny to see the Trumpers defend trickle down.

      Dont you see what has been going on in this country?

      Beginning with Reagan, and every gop leader since.

      It has been a continuous onslaught.

      First they decimated the middle class, now they're coming for poor people.

      And, after they explode the debt with tax cuts, why they will HAVE to take from social security and Medicaide.

      Next year is the goal. They are holding off til after the midterms, so they can rope more of you in with their lies.

      And when they come for your social security, then you will care. And it will be too late.

      And the sole purpose...the only goal is for the 0.01% to keep more money.

      THIS is what passes for governing.

      And get a clue: deficits go down under dems....did with both Obama and Clinton.

      This time, no one is going to fix your mess for you.

      We are ending this ridiculous charade.

      We need to part ways permanently. How that is done, I don't know. I just know this experiment has failed.

      I refuse to be under your idiotic rule, which you stole and cheated to get in the first place.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump his not "shrinking beurocracy." He is destroying the United States government.

      Allllll so uber rich can park their money tax free.

      In OUR country!! A Robber Baron's paradise.....what is this, 1929???

      Hmmm, fat, bloated, lazy rich guy as prez.......hmmmmm

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Kochs funding Nunes and Gowdy's ploy to thwart trump/Russia investigation??

      https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/k...

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Is this true???

      "TRUMP Sent Marines to Niger Illegally to Support Russian Troops Guarding Mines"

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Follow the Money: Right Wing Media Edition":

      https://medium.com/@ninaandtito/follow-the-money-r...

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Follow the money & the Geopolitics peeps. What has replaced the TPP? New Silk Road. China helped Ru in the Election hack."

      *****

      *thud*

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Papadapolous timeline is key. Shows Trump campaign knew Russia had hacked emails **before** the DNC leak was public. Amazing."

      ---roger stone...the con hero around here tweeted it before it happened!!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Knock knock...

      Can somebody tell me how hillary was helped by putin?

      Cause i can show you donnie was

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      btw, TRUMPCARE

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Heres how rich people break the law, and get away with it:

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanityfair.com/ne...

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      This sob trump is the worst scum you can scrape off the street.

      He has deliberately and on his own used his power as prez to sabotage the aca.

      Just think about that. He does not care for peoples lives.

      You hillary-haters have put a true monster with the power of life and death in charge, and let him torture people.

      This is unforgivable.

      From now on, my criteria when i meet someone is "did you vote for trump?"

      If so, i dont want to know you.

      He was a heartless bastard when you put him in there.

      And the only thing will redeem you is when its proven that the machines were hacked as well as our gubmint.

      Ya bunch of phonies. I know one thing.

      Prez clinton would not have families with sick kids wondering if their precious child will live or die for lack or benefit of care.

      A mom with cancer would not be wondering if she will stay alive for her children.

      Church men would not be making policy detrimental to women.

      Puerto ricans would not have been insulted and ignored.

      There would be no ego games with jong un.

      Etc etc etc etc

      Block grants to states? Taxing blue states more and giving the money to red?

      Moron.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well well.......robert mercer is helping trump pay his legal bills......

      Wonder what he wants in return? Or is he already getting it?

      Billionaires gotta stick together *wink*

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Republicans let CHIP expire ystd....trump implied puerto ricans too lazy to care about themselves....meanwhile, we pay for another relaxing golf weekend for that fat slug.

      As you perhaps are finally getting....in repubworld, the purpose of gvt is to maintain and further the luxury lifestyle of the very very rich. And nothing more.

      This illegitimate gvt is a travesty on the face of the earth.

      Imo

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      koch bros held summit this past weekend. 18 republican pols there. Koch told them "get us tax cuts and repeal obamacare or no funds for 2018."

      This newest repeal bill takes money from blue states to give to red.

      Removes money for pre existing conditions and puts caps back on life saving treatment.

      All so billionaires get a tax cut. So repub politicians can have money to be reelected.

      Its evil on its face.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      President dirtbag

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Term limits will make no change. Its not individual politicians who are the problem

      Its the system itself. And the system is money.

      And citizens united cemented its hold.

      And may i remind you citizens united case was centered on a hit piece movie about hillary clinton. And the financier of that movie was robert mercer.

      Connect the mf'ng dots.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Reality check:

      Trump is the 1%

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trumps answer to the opiod crisis? Lock them up at a rapid rate.

      Jeff sessions owns stock in private prisons. The more they lock up, the more beds they fill, the fatter his bank account grows.

      ...

      Are you catching on yet?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Koch bros want to rewrite the constitution. They almost have enough traitor states to do it.

      Now do you get it? We need to separate, before its too late.

      Red states and blue. Own federal gvt.

      Pacifica.....international. i dont care. We just need to do something before they make us all serfs to their monied class.

      Mercer says poor people have no value. You want to live under that? Koch bros been poisoning them for decades. Eff them!

      Come on. Let them do what they want. We wont be forced to bow to them in our maidens bonnets.

      Get thee the hell out of repubbomanland

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Our republican gvr in massachussetts has written a letter begging repubs not to implement acha. It will take $1billion away from medicaide. (Care). This is not semantics, this is life.

      I imagine a lot of people are contemplating death right about now....those without enough money to warrant being alive.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      15 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      isnt it funny.....not one talking head has mentioned that netanyahu and his wife are both under investigation for corruption. not one!

      business as usual. no one will mention the brutal inhumane occupation. roses and champagne! lets make a business deal. barf

      one of trump biggest donors got a sweet deal with saudi arabia.

      this is what its about.

      oh, and ivanka got a lot of money from saudi for her new foundation!

      waiting for the right to call her out, like theyve done to hillary for decades.

      guess ill be waiting forever.

      there is no integrity anywhere. nor any honesty.

      oh, and stop throwing around god! i havent seen it.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      17 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      brexit, hiding in plain sight:

      "an evisceration of our rights and economy to create an offshore haven to serve murdoch, mogg, inc."--a c grayling

      ...trump is pro brexit. trump says fox is only reliable news. murdoch owns fox. murdoch's ex dating putin.

      so many connections....

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      17 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      ahhhhh!

      robert mercer is a long time friend of nigel farage....

      brexit, trump.....as maxine waters said, a bunch of "scumbags"!! theyre trying to make money off the collapse of gvts.

      i mean, putin has allegedly skimmed 85 billion for himself.....whats not to emulate!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      putin had deal w exxon if u recall. 500 billion, to be exact.

      thing is, pipeline goes thru ukraine, and he had to pay tax. welp, he owns it now, thats why he invaded. and thats why obama put sanctions on. and if trump lifts sanctions, putin gets his 500 bil--tax free. trump and page each gets 19% of rosneft...exxon gets their 500 bil. dont know how tillerson cashes in, but surely he must.

      you see why putin needed trump as prez...just as pnac needed bush.

      and i think stein and sanders got their cuts, too.

      wait for netanyahu deal...my bet is it will enrich jared and ivanka, and completely end the hope of palestine. establish permanent enemy for our childrens children to fight:islam

      lots o money in war.

      dead bodies not withstanding.

      my heart is sick.

      and my mind is FURIOUS

      carter page....in on the rosneft deal. know who brought him in? beuregard sessions. imagine that. the new head of lawless disorder.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trumpenstein meeting with sheldon adelson????? what the hell for? who is this crook? next week, he meets with netanyahu......

      watch for more anti muslim laws trying to be put in place by the liar-in-chief.

      to quote his madness himself: this is a disaster!!!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      in this new year, remember what you are co-signing:

      mixing gvt with business is a-ok

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      lol!...at a trusting cooperative relationship w putin.

      as putin said, he and trump will be mutually beneficial.

      they can rape the earth for profit together. and im sure the misogyny fits as well. women have to know their place.

      under mans thumb.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      is america now going to be run for the benefit of big biz?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      knock knock...putin owns a bank that sponsored trumps miss universe pageant....is this a country or another trump, inc?

      he owes putin, get it?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trump wants kushner as envoy to middle east....he has start-ups in israel. what could be the problem?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      lol! trickle down will work this time. all those 30 yrs we tried....just forget those.

      in fact, watch the muslim ball....you are getting sleepy....you are getting sleepy....

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      this whole canard about trump being an outsider is a uuuuuge piece of fiction.

      please read from the hot springs sentinel. "a malignant irony"

      "he who controls the press, controls the mind"--jim morrison

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Exactly. You can already see the alliances being formed.

      Wonder how long this has been in the making?

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      junko 

      22 months ago

      He will replace the Government with family and Friends.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump is trying to destroy the us gvt. What will he replace it with?

      I see why an anarchist would root for him.

      But what will replace it?

      In walks putin and netanyahu

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      yes. an old theory--they are going after anyone who doesnt have a rothschild central bank.

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      junko 

      23 months ago

      Capitalism as is, is sustainable. That is why it is backed by might not gold.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I agree. And his tax returns tell the story. Media better get on it, instead of kissing his azz

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      junko 

      2 years ago

      Unregulated Capitalism is going to cause an implosion of the economy of the United States. Capitalism in the present unregulated form is unsustainable. While A Capitalist is voted in to represent the Republican Party by millions of misguided white Americans who believe people of color has taken over America. Blinded by hate and confusion they are ready to give control to one of the most greedy and corrupted non tax paying Capitalist to ever run for President of The United States. America's job and economic problems is not about race its about class and the lack of taxes collected from the Super Rich Capitalist that control everything we see and hear about America's problems.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Woah.....trump statement that obama and hillary founded isis is same statement being promoted by russian state sponsored media....

      Who you love dumpy?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Why they hate democrats like hillary: "rich people and corporations will have to pay their fair share. We will follow the money"

      Why they luuuuv republicans and dumpy: "you poor poor uber rich and international corporations have it way too hard. We will lower your taxes so you can buy a whole island, not just a mansion on it"

      I mean, who do these workers think they are? They owe us their lives!! Where would they be without the low paying, no benefit jobs that we offer? For God's sakes, we can go to other countries and pay even less. They should be grateful for the pittance we offer for their sweat, blood and loyalty."

      BOOOOOOOOOO

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      the law and order candidate who skirts the law by not paying taxes.

      cares so much for police and military but doesn't give a dime to their support since he doesn't pay taxes!

      this guys so full of garbage....take him to the dump. dump trump

      oh its funny. guess who used a private server as gvr?jeb bush! guess who had an e mail scandal but didn't get investigated because they controlled the house and senate? george bush! guess what hillarys e mails discovered? a link going back to 2000 from powell. Bush and Blair conspiring to invade iraq. like we didn't know. private server/murder and mayhem....which gets investigated and media storm? lolol.

      right wing runs the world. and Dumpy the fascist is making his play for ultimate power. law and order=he and his friends break the law at will. you go to prison or get killed for a parking ticket.

      dumbells ring ring ring

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Watching hearing on h2b workers.....do you know how much money biz owners save by using foreign workers and paying on the cheap? Learned that a Ryder was put in legislation which removed workers protections (gee, wonder who did that? (rebaglicans)

      This is business --run America: Screw everyone for a profit. And you want this as president? How embarrassing!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Let's see...paying people off so they look the other way at your illegal activity is what the mafia does, eh Darling Donald?

      And what's with the porn pics of Melania? was she one of THOSE models?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Boy, some people here have a weird way of looking at the world. I work to take care of me and my family. Why else work? The fact I pay taxes makes sense! I don't know how to make roads, or fly a plane, or put out a fire. We need these people...

      Gvt is people. I suppose some would rather privatize everything and pay the banks for the privilege of living, but not me. I'm proud of what America has accomplished. Sorry some people can only disparage everything we work and stand for, and dream of handing it over to big biz and banks.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump's campaign manager worked for Koch bros Americans For Prosperity before going to Trump.

      Ann Coulter says woman reporter is hysterical--age old misogynistic term for any woman who doesn't take crap.

      Go on and call him outsider. This club has been around a long time.

      It's always worse to me when women are anti woman on behalf of a man.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I do not trust this Kasich nice guy act. I remember how mean and nasty he was as Speaker...

      As Maya Angelo said, when someone shows you who they are, believe them.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Dear billionaire class: you cant have it all!

      billionaire, billionaire...

      Oh hi Trump

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The insidious and harmful effects of term limits

      Eclectablog

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump cut his brother out of fathers will

      http://itk.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidenti...

      Hello, media...where are you???

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      On my twitter feed:

      "In less than one year of majority Tory rule, they are turning UK into a totalitarian state"

      That would be right wing conservatism, yes?

      Take heed America, take heed!!!

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Paul Craig Roberts calls it the Anglo-Zionist empire....

      Thats what were up against.

      Is he an America-hating anti-Semite, too?

      Not to mention the other factions who want a piece of pie.

      But really, isnt it time we grow up and allow people to speak?

      Reading hubpages, i cant help notice the many examples of muslim hate, Obama hate, liberal hate, pro-choice hate.....

      Not banned, but allowed.

      Now, as a member here just like anyone else, who decides that you get to speak, and not me?

      And i dont recall any mention of judeo christian only need apply.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The deficit has really shrunk under Obama. But i read that now the Republicans in congress have once again gone back to tax cuts for the rich, so the deficit will begin to rise.

      Cheney, "Reagan showed us deficits dont matter"

      Stockman, "deficits result from trickle down"

      But just watch them blame Obama....you can set your watch to it.

      Say, did Trump congratulate Obama on good job getting prisoners back? He did make an issue of it, dint he?

      Surely, he realizes this has been ongoing for a long time?

      Or is he like that crybaby CIA kid who cant be happy for it?

      Trump Trump....wheres the integrity?

      Lol ask Palin. Her single mom daughter is pregnant with 3rd child....imagine if that were Sasha Obama? Can you? The names the good Christians would call her....woooo

      Just the price of being second class versus first i guess.

      Different judging system all the way around.

      It starts when you say we hate America, and only you are Patriots.....goes downhill from there.

      2 Americas...i am praying for it.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Here we go again.....this time its Logan airport. Workers on strike for higher wages. Even tho they work full time, must use public assistance to make ends meet.

      So here we have tax payers subsidizing Logan airport because they want to keep more money at the top. Maintain "bottom line"

      And YOU all pay for it!

      And you dont care!

      Lets here it for the REAL welfare queens in America: big business!

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Tom Cotton took 1 million dollar bribe from Israel to throw a wrench in the Iran deal Obama and Kerry so painstakingly worked out.

      Is this treason? It is to me.

      Then, he told old Beebs that it didn't matter....when Repubs get into white house, they'll reject it anyway...hello, that's just what Trump is saying.

      So, they work against the president for a foreign leader....I don't need to hear anymore:

      Treason. To Gitmo.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I FINALLY get what this guy is saying about tem limits!

      Because, Obama will come and go....Bush came and went......Bush came and went........Clinton came and went!

      And who's still there?

      Mitch McConnell.

      Term Limits.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Watching c span...doctors discussing gun violence. They consider it an urgent public health issue, like polio and death by cars. "Preventable deaths that can be cured"

      States muzzle physicians from talking about it, congress wont allow study by CDC....by law!

      Cover up of horrendous behaviors. Mostly done for greed.

      Im for gun sense. Im pro-life.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply regulated and only under licenses."

      --Karl Frederick, NRA president, 1934

      ******

      So what happened between then and now, where LaPierrr pays people to prevent cities from banning armor piercing bullets and guns used by gangsters in the 30's? If not profit, what is it?

      You seriously saying that you deserve armor piercing bullets, cause "freedom"?

      When does my freedom come in,? Free to be free of f'n assault rifles owned by mental cases who might hate me because im pro choice, and like the tyrant Obama?

      Why arent cops free from armor piercing bullets being fired at them?

      Or is it that gun owners demand more freedom than the rest of us?

      Im not free to drive without MYRIAD of regulations....which are there not for my benefit, but those around me who are affected by me driving. Car is serious business...can kill and hurt people.

      Yet.....we have conceal and carry guns....what regs?

      Guns in bars? Can i drink and drive? But drink and shoot ok?

      Guns in schools? What are you teaching my kids? Forcing me to accept your gun culture!

      Nah...this bs is way out of hand. Gun culture is fine....as long as you keep it where it belongs. You have gun clubs, shooting ranges, hunting season...I want no part of it, and should not be forced!

      Now we see black-market gun culture heavily involved in all the terror networks....obviously

      You have right to guns...for hunting, protection and pleasure...you have no right to invade my freedom from them.

      And if not for profit, then what?

      As JC said 2,000 yrs ago: everything gets turned into a den if thieves.

      And America is top among thievery. Just look at a chart of income distribution over 40 years. Outright theft.

      Guns fall right in there. Selling fear, hatred and blood-lust for money.

      It gives honorable gun owners a bad name. When are you going to do something about your wackos like LaPierre?

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh Lord...the warmongers on top again....they relish that role, don't they?

      Meanwhile, the story of their latest Gladio hit has changed. I was working, and heard on tv: "A man was angry with a co-worker. Went home, got his wife, left their 6 mo old baby, went to party and shot up the place.".....

      Now it has changed, to "angry terrorist".....And I'm supposed to believe any of it? Nah, don't think so.

      War is the goal.....by any means necessary. Sick freaks want to kill all humanity if you ask me.

      And the demented will allow it. Demented, and filled w self-righteous certainty about everything.

      Only problem: Who Benefits?

      Muslims are yet again being targeted everywhere.....Islamophobia? yeah. Big Time. Not that it ever left.....now they just feel more justified in their hatred.

      So tell me how Islam benefits again? Oh yeah: Islam gets the war Neo-Cons have been salivating on for decades.

      DERP

      Own the media, Own the world. Any reality you wish to create is at your fingertips.....

      I AINT BUYING IT

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The founder of Judicial Watch is a certified Obama-Hater. Larry Clayman, who says Obama is a secret Muslim, and once tried to oust him from office.

      Another fascist Bagger. His opinion means nothing.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Great comment by rhamson. Would also add all this sorrow and grief.....where was it for the Iraqi's during Shock and Awe? I remember people celebrating during Cast Lead,,,including Chuck Schumer and gv Patterson. Protective Edge, that horror.

      Where was the grieving for dead people, then?

      Children in war have psychological problems and sever PTS...can you really turn a blind eye because they're the "wrong" kind of children??

      I hope Obama and Putin finally and forever put an end to the neo-cons.

      And I don't mean kill them, I mean Justice and redemption.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Gun facts:

      A Glock has NO safety....other than the little double trigger mechanism & you can't see it if the hammer's back--Ice T

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTuAN8JWIAEI8li.jpg

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      LOL!!!

      "I have long stated that the reason the Democratic party is so moribund and has such a hard time with messaging is because their leaders are Republicans"

      So afraid to stand up for what's right....like Kucinich, McKinney and Gravel did.

      But you know what? It's not their fault...it's ours.

      We prefer being comfortable rather than facing the truth.

      Seems we in America think a lot of really horror-ful stuff is OK.

      We have lost our humanity, IMO.

      And I don't want to think about it, because if you think about it, you will cry. And if you start crying, you will never stop.

      I can't believe we think it's ok to drag a child from their home in the middle of the night...imagine the HORROR if that was you!

      Knowing what they were in for....your baby. I can't stand it!

      But we support it...and we are going to give the people that do that even more money to do it some more.

      Hardened? Yes.....no humanity.

      Don't talk to me about abortion.....it's nothing compared to what you provide when they get out here.

      And don't you DARE talk to me about Christ.

      thank god my job is physical......work off this anger and disgust

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I'm surprised you smart people don't know this....must be blinded by ideology I guess. To me, it's been obvious since Reagan.

      The Republican's idea is to give huge tax cuts to very wealthy people.

      Someone asked, if you take in so little tax revenue, how do you fund the gvt?

      Answer is: you don't .You cut it. Chop it up into little pieces....small enough to go down the bath-tub drain, wasn't it? Something like that.

      Cut services, cut institutions, national parks, etc. Cut help to people who need it: children, vets and old people. Cut all the wonderful things that make this an enjoyable place to live.

      Everyone is on their own; only the rich survive...trust me . Only they live any sort of fulfilling life.

      Come to think of it, they'll probably move to some country that actually cares about its citizens, and has great service, great transportation, great national park areas, good schools for their kids, etc

      They'll leave us here to rot in their lousy paying jobs, making them rich by our labor, while they move to a country that spends on its people, and quality of life is amazing.

      Republican Utopia.

      I really don't know why you haven't gotten it yet: it's only been going on for 30+ years!

      Oh, but while they're cutting from you, aide to Israel will increase.

      And they will justify that by demonizing Islam.

      And they will justify their thievery by blaming Obama....and when they are ripping you off to poverty-level existance, they will say "You asked for it"...

      And you did. And you do.

      Boycott Republicans!

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Frankly, I find the business/wall street/billionaire class a bunch of ingrates!

      Obama said it: You didn't do it on your own. And, of course, he was demonizes to high heaven.

      Now, we see the Republican candidates outraged about the media's treatment of them...try being Obama for a day! .....And he's already the president!

      Anyway: back to the ingrates, and those, like Trump, who was born on third base and acts like he hit a home run...

      Mariana Mazzucato:

      "Everything you can do with an iPhone was government -funded. From the internet, that allows you to surf the Web, to GPS that lets you use Google maps, to touchscreen display and even the SIRI voice-activated system---all of these things were funded by Uncle Sam through the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), NASA, the Navy and even the CIA."

      "That's true of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk and every pharmaceutical CEO. They may be brilliant leaders, and they certainly deserve compensation for their roles, but the main accomplishment of each was to assemble the parts provided by years of public research."

      A little gratitude is due. And a F of a lot more taxes!

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      ermmmm, slight adjustment so it makes sense...

      Republican platform on Social Security:

      Give BANKS control over retirement income.

      you know--fees, charges, the like. Penalty's for this and that.....typical banksterism.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Cruz wife works for Goldman Sachs....if you think he'll do Wall Street reform....I'll sell you Christie's bridge. (Yeah, SUUUUUUURE he didn't know)

      http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03...

      Cruz met his wife when they both worked for George W Bush. I guess you guys think all our problems began with Obama, and if you get the Bushites back in, we'll be saved.

      Give me a break.

      Gramm, Leach, Bliley: Republicans. Dodd/Frank: Democrats. Consumer Protection: Obama

      Always blaming liberals.....never taking blame.

      Always sneering and belittling anything people say or do that doesn't adhere to your ideology.

      Rubio blames 9/11 on Clinton.

      Tea Party blamed TARP on Obama.

      And Bush, Cheney and the rest.......why, they are pure as the driven snow!

      My goodness....press is liberal, liberals are to blame for everything, and the ONLY way to SAVE America is to have Republican House, Senate, Supreme Court AND prez.....

      Then, he/she can choose next Justice, and we will be in the Republic of Gilead

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid%27s_Tal...

      *******

      We MUST separate America......there is never goin g to be any way to get along. Why keep fighting and dying on the way??????

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      My goodness....

      MSNBC spent all morning talking about "The Hillary Scandal"....not one word about Democrats going to release the transcripts the Republicans hid from the public....

      Then had a nice interview with Carly Fiorina.

      Shultz is out

      Sharpton relegated to Sundays

      So much liberalism I can't stand it!!!

      So now we have Msnbc: right leaning

      Fox: Righty Central

      Cnn: both right and left

      Where is the liberal media????? I need some!

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It's just incredible.....people cannot admit that guns have anything to do with mass shootings!!

      "It's not a gun problem, it's mental illness, liberals, Barack Obama, centralized gvt, .......

      Why, guns had NOTHING to do with 9 people being shot dead!

      Listen up. The tyranny we are dealing with is not knowing whether we are safe going to a freaking movie, or being in a school classroom.

      Americans kill more Americans than "terrorists"do....by 3,000%

      So what's your answer? More Americans need guns! Are you kidding me?? More of your forcing your ways onto the whole world.

      Let's make America the OK corral...or is it already?

      Sorry---you're right to kill does not trump our right to live.

      Self-defense my a$$

      Who you defending from that you need a 30 shot clip?

      If you can't even admit we have a gun problem, you are beyond reason. You are living in Cult territory, IMO

      The gun cult. It's real.

      One long dead Supreme Court Justice called you a special interest group.....who gets a lot of favoritism.

      I'll say!

      You buy everything your way.

      And people DIE as a result.

      YOU think about those moms and dads who don't have a kid anymore. And those kids who don't have a mom or dad......

      I mean--you always care about an aborted fetus, don't you? You always pound away on that...how about a person who has already established a life here?

      Sacrificed on the alter of Gun Worship. (phallus)

      And, as usual...all you can say is "Guns had nothing to do with it: blame Obama and liberals."

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      30,000+ Americans killed by people using guns

      vs

      38 killed by "terrorists"

      They say we have a terrorist issue....yeah, HOMEGROWN

      It's not mental health, it's not giving a sh*t about your fellow human beings because you need assault rifles as part of your "freedom"

      How abut this...guns are allowed one shot, then you have to re-load. How about we treat guns like cars, instead of something you play on a video-game.

      Really---how about we follow the money. Why do you suppose politicians block any talk of any means of making the rest of us safe from your freedom?

      Separate!

      Guns states v non-gun states.

      I would live in non gun state if I could.

      2 separate constitutions....

      North states of America

      South states of America

      I am SICK TO DEATH of your freedoms, your religions, your refusal to let people just LIVE!!!!!

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Incredible, isn't it?

      Guy drops some Muslim-hate...all of a sudden, he's getting bigger audiences than Trump.

      now, who would like anti-Muslim prez? who has money to make it happen? who can spend in secret thanks to Tea Bag SC?.....

      It aint brain surgery, is it Carson?

      I mean.....anyone with half a brain......

      Shame on you.

      Fame and fortune......quite the drug, eh?

      oooops- I meant draw

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So, a "law-abiding" citizen deserves an AK 47........why?

      How bout a Howitzer?...ooooh, FUN

      Get drunk, and decide your neighbor is a jerk.....why, looky here: I have a gun. "Let's see how he likes me now"

      knock knock...BANG

      "Officer--he came to my house and threatened me...I had to stand my ground"

      Thanks, ALEC. *wink*

      Yeah--it's corrupt, allright.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      errrrr.....

      Arguing that gangs use guns so we need more guns? I don't get it.

      And I'm old enough to remember when gangs used fists, tire irons, baseball bats, knives.....

      No little kid ever died from drive-by-tire iron....as least as far as I know.

      And here you see the real problem with this issue....

      One guy says: "I'm not against guns, just assault rifles in the hands of the mentally ill.

      Next guy says: "So when you do away with all our guns.......

      *sigh*

      Like banging head against wall.

      No one DESERVES a gun that kills 30 people in 5 seconds. No one.

      If you want it as showpiece...have at it. But to actually USE it? Are you nuts?

      No one DESERVES bullets that pierce vests. No one.

      But they are made...for profit.

      People are murdered....for profit.

      And you keep justifying it by claiming every single gun reg will "take away your guns"

      Who is telling you these things?

      ....Let me guess......it aint MSNBC

      And it aint Thom Hartmann......

      It's the Blowhards of Blowhards, right?

      And you are angry

      And you are self-righteous

      Because those dam liberals want to take your freedom

      If we really had freedom--you couldn't handle it.

      So yeah--take the regulations that come with running a great big society.

      And yet--the PC crowd is just giddy with glee that their leaders are shutting down the gvt over Planned Parenthood.

      "I have right to AK 47 (thanks Iran/Contra).... I have right to kill"(stand your ground gives me cover later...thanks ALEC *wink**wink*)

      Oh--but you "ladies" wanting to prevent a pregnancy from gesticulating?...oh no no no my sweets! That is murder....we shall determine your private decisions under our paternalistic religion/gvt

      THIS is freedom!

      Give me a G-D break, G-D America!

      You can't handle freedom. You want tyranny--with you in charge.

      As it always is with Republicans....at least in the 54 yrs ive observed them.

      fugouttahere

      oh and IMO

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it"

      --Frederic Bastiat

      *******

      Welcome to America.

      1980-present.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      In UK, Grimsby hospital--6 execs got pay raise, while, they are cutting services to patients....

      THIS is Capitalism in motion.....and if you don't understand it's about DEATH...just like WAR is about DEATH.

      People DIE for lack of service...ie lack of money to BUY service.

      In 2015....we BUY life!

      This is the mental illness we suffer from since 1980

      ******

      This is not "freedom", it's insane.

      Koo-koo bird.

      John Lennon: https://youtu.be/mvqmGUZTCtU

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      *sigh*...this is what everyone's kissing butt for.....

      Google hit with Lawsuit----claiming they rig results.....showing their own content over sources that have higher hit rates.

      also:

      Search results linked to amount of advert money google receives from its clients.....

      NOW you see why it's all bs?

      ALL BS.

      Monopolies, consolidation, group-think.

      And people that scream "individual liberty"....wouldn't know it if it bit them in the a$$.

      I M O

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Why do people hate poor people? Why is ok for kids to be hungry, go to lousy school, dodge bullets daily--just because they are poor?

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It's interesting...both Trump and Sanders talk about the money influence in politics (well, everything really)

      But Trump is part of the "billionaire class" that Sanders excoriates!

      Personally, I don't trust Trump. He's got such a huge ego: I have to wonder, with all this stuff he's talking: What's in it for him? Because, after all...the "art if the deal" is to get what you want while making people think you are giving them what they want....isn't it?

      Too many red flags for me.....too many hard-core right influences for my taste.

      That's not Indie, that's hard-right. Because--where is the hard-left side?

      And.....what's in it for him? "Make America great again"?...what do you mean, Again? For me it means, "when we cared about each other". What does "again" mean to him?

      But Sanders? He's been fighting the same fight all his adult life. No one has to wonder what he means...he'll tell you.

      I will say, tho....I once watched on public tv, a debate for the Senate in Vermont. They had about 5 other candidates, and one of them said Sanders was a corporate sell-out. Sanders!

      So--it just shows tho......a lot of America agrees with Sanders....the real silent majority! They like his values. And they can see what he's saying is true. We have been Robbed Blind by the top-of-the-top.

      And that's a crime.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Financial predators entrap small/weak nations into unrepayable debt peonage like Greece, bleed them dry, and thirdworldize developed ones into dystopian backwaters – while they grow richer and more powerful than ever ahead of the whole corrupt system going bust, decimating billions worldwide in greater human misery than already."

      Can you see it? To me, it's like a huge leviathan, eating everything in its way.....

      And in fact, a huge whale just washed up on a beach somewhere....weighing many tons.

      maybe it's a sign

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "In spring 2004 as Order 81 was promulgated by Bremer’s CPA, supporters of the radical young cleric Moqtada al Sadr were protesting the closing of their newspaper, al Hawza, by US military police. The CPA accused al Hawza of publishing ‘false articles’ that could ‘pose the real threat of violence.” As an example, it cited an article that claimed Bremer was, ‘pursuing a policy of starving the Iraqi people to make them preoccupied with procuring their daily bread so they do not have the chance to demand their political and individual freedoms.’

      *****

      US Military Police closing newspapers that speak the truth.......how's that for freedom of speech?

      We're really spreading it....that's all I can say. And you know exactly what we're spreading. Rhymes with spit

      *banned from forums for speaking out against Israel;*

      Don't kid yourselves. It happens here, too.

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Dear Bush III......

      Increase productivity? What jobs? Your crew sent them overseas for lower wages and non-regulated working conditions.

      And, with the wages they pay here......you could work 80 hrs a week, and still not keep up with the cost of living!

      We need livable wages, not more productivity.

      Good jobs with bennies, not low-paying jokes, where the employers make sure you never reach full-time--so they don't have to give you any!

      Increase productivity.....my a$$.

      Increase pay and benefits!

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      Leslie Mccowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oooops.....

      Ariana Grande was removed from the lineup for Saturday's MLB All-Star Game concert in Cincinnati.

      Trump being "fired" all over the place......

      See America? Speech not free. Must conform, OR ELSE.

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