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Name: Carol
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Hometown: Northern California
Home country: USA
Current location: Office chair
Member since: Sun May 15, 2005, 02:28 PM
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About Me

I joined DU following the election melt down that produced the second George the Lesser Term of Office. I am outraged by war, by out-sourcing of jobs, by Corporate control of both parties, and enheartened by my fellow citizens who are bravely part of "Occupy!"

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July 29th 2014 - When is enough enough in CrazyLand USA?

So I happened to run on CNN for a few minutes yesterday. I rarely inflict this on myself, but due to this week's high outoor temperatures, and mild heatstroke, I thought a little TV couldn't hurt.

Well, in less than one hour I found out that a young African American High Schooler was probably killed inside his HS's gym. His body was found inside a rolled up gym mat, with the school's explanation being that the teenager had crawled inside the gym mat in order to find his lost shoe, and then he suffocated... WTF?

His family is now suing the school district, for their not coming forth with further evidence. Evidently this young man was also in serious and on going conflict with another HS'er, who happens to be white. Although the school did release some video footage, a twelve second gap in the video recording appears to take place.

Then CNN goes to commercial. When they come back, I find out that recently a mother was arrested for the crime of letting her seven year old walk to a local park. By himself.

CNN talking heads basically then scold the TV viewers for their free thought processes. "Just because back in the day you let your kids walk to the local park, doesn't meant hat a parent should do this in this day and age."

They show that the park was a full half mile from the residence. They also show the numerous child predators who live in the area. Once they pull the screen down to the actual area where the kid was walking around, there were only three predators in that area. From what I know of child predators, it is basically impossible to keep your kid safe from any of them, if they really are predators. (I lived in same area of the world where Polly Klass was taken by a pedophile, from her own bedroom, while in the company of an entire group of kids celebrating her birthday, with the parent at home at the time of the abduction.)

I think what threw me into a loop was the stark contrast. On one hand, you are able to be arrested. For the crime of letting your kid being a kid. On the other hand, your child can die - outright die - with his body being found in a gym mat in the HS gym and school officials are given a pass, if the possible perpetrator is white.

How does one go about establishing the value of a company?

Let's say that a hypothetical company has $ 125,000 as a gross income, and then after adjustments, it has a $ 50,000 net income.

What is that company worth? Is it worth $ 50,000 or twice that or three times that? (Assuming no large outstanding debts, or lawsuits against it.)

When I switch to a different site, while on the internet, I am finding that

It takes a while.

Almost like the address I plan on going to is being recorded.

Here is a recent message from attempting to go to one site. (And also pls note, I have NOT done what they mention - You may have recently removed your HTTP Redirection I mean, I wouldn't even know how to do that.)

Redirection Error - You are receiving this error for one of the following reasons:
- Your redirection is to another redirection record. This can cause a loop and is not allowed in our system.
- You may have recently removed your HTTP Redirection then your DNS is already changed on the name server but your system (computer) still has this IP (the redirection IP) cached. Please give this up to one hour before it is completely removed from your local cache.


Any suggestions on how to get my computer to be acting more normally?

Serralini's Univ of Caens' Study of Monsanto's GM corn has been re-published:

The criticisms that were made have been addressed. Now the governments in Europe will have to consider the situation of how the risk of eating the Gm maize far outweighs the benefit!


Serralini Study has been republished, after addressing concerns

The chronic toxicity study examines the health impacts on rats of eating a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto's NK603 glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.

The original study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) in September 2012, found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU. However it was retracted by the editor-in-chief of the Journal in November 2013 after a sustained campaign of criticism and defamation by pro-GMO scientists.

Toxic effects were found from the GM maize tested alone, as well as from Roundup tested alone and together with the maize. Additional unexpected findings were higher rates of large tumours and mortality in most treatment groups.

#### More information at the alternet link, at the top of this OP

High Times Cannabis Cup - Last day held in Sonoma County

Now here is a "Cup" festivity worthy of the fuss.


Why Stopping Corporate Personhood in Appalachia is not the way to go:

It's because we need to go farther! And deeper.

Half of the rights that are utilized by the Big Corporations lie outside the parameters of Corporate Personhood.

This is the reprint of the second of my OP's regarding the Community Rights movement.
I see this movement as the only way to save this nation from the One Big Money Party, the controlled "elections," and the "Puppet Masters at the Top"

Paul Cienfuego is the founder of this movement. Often, he discusses how we have to stop battling the "regulatory" fight in the courts and instead, we must get involved in the ordinance-passing activities that could indeed stop the Corporate Beast in its tracks.

Already one hundred and fifty communities are sponsoring measures, or have succeeded in passing local ordinances, that are involved with Community Rights.

Among the successful ordinances are two in Pennsylvania. One Community in PA was about to watch as a huge 14,000 pig, industrial "pig farm" came in and destroyed the soil, air and water of the community. This "farm" would have come about as Corporate privileges and rights have a tight hold over the state legislators and the governor.

The community, had it simply relied on their "elected officials" to solve the problem, well, they would have been told by their state and more local legislators, that since large pig farms are not an illegal activity, the community must accept it. Instead after a great deal of work, the Community Rights' activists put together an ordinance that the local voters voted in, and now Corporate Pig Farms above a certain size are outlawed in that County.

Part of what any Community rights ordinance needs to invoke is the Constitution. Then, should whatever Corporate Entity that is offended by the ordinance getting passed must actually come into that County and basically state that they do not want to have to abide by the US Constitution. Believe me, most of these people are Conservatives, and they would not want to admit they care more about profits than the US Constitution.

The second successful Community Rights ordinance that I like to refer to was passed in the City of Pittsburgh, PA where the Big Energy firms were about to drill at three fracking sites. The Pittsburgh ordinance now bans fracking inside that city.

Elsewhere, the Community Rights movement is currently attempting the passage of such measures as those needed to stop nuclear waste from passing, via railroad trains, through a community. Or from having Gm seeds and crops being planted.

Remember, if you have an ordinance protecting you, then you are the Plaintiff, which means that you declare what can and cannot be evidence and who is to be your witnesses. You have more power as a Plaintiff than as a defendant. recently my county's activists have gotten the right to put our ordinance regarding the Right to Grow on the November ballot. The ordinance states that as long as you are the owner of seed, and the owner of some property, (or on the property by legal permission) you have the right to plant that seed. Article nine of the US Constitution is invoked inside the Ordinance's language.

Here are some YouTube videos of Cienfuegos:

What is Community Rights Movement? by Paul Cienfuegos - YouTube

Paul Cienfuegos explains the community rights organizations.
► 5:20► 5:20

Nov 8, 2012 - Uploaded

Interview with Paul Cienfuegos

Pls Note: This discussion was held back in 2012, a while before the most recent SCOTUS decision about money and free speech was heard.

Catherine Austin Fitts: The software targeted her for her "busy bodiness"

I don't know how many here (if any others here), know of Catherin Austin Fitts, but she is a hero of mine.

Fitts was one of the directors of HUD under George Bush the Elder. She happened upon the fact that two trillion bucks was missing in the government. Naturally, she was not able to retain her position in the government once she uncovered how corrupt the system is.

Anyway this video contains so much information. I can't explain fully how important this video is:

Fitts quote: "you have a government that has no informational sovereignity and no financial sovereignity"


Beaten into confession - Illinois Supreme Court defies making a decent ruling and ignores JUSTICE:


From the above link:

Illinois Supreme Court rules Police Officer Burge can keep his pension

"It’s a miscarriage of justice,” said Darrell Cannon, 63, who spent 24 years in prison after Burge coerced him into confessing to murder by putting a loaded shotgun in his mouth and shocking his genitals with an electric cattle prod. “Jon Burge should not be allowed to keep his pension after all the atrocities he’s committed...while a police officer. Now you’re repaying him for a job well done when he’s wrecked so many homes?”

Anthony Holmes, who spent a decade in prison after Burge and detectives under his command extracted a confession by choking and electro-shocking him, called the outcome of Thursday’s ruling “crazy.” Relying on a 1982 state statute in her lawsuit, Madigan alleged that Burge’s conviction arose out of his service as a police officer, making the payments forbidden under the pension code. But the majority opinion – delivered by Justice Anne Burke, whose husband, Alderman Edward Burke, was a Chicago cop decades ago -- held that an earlier 1972 statute held sway.

G. Flint Taylor, an attorney who has battled Burge in court for more than a quarter century, contrasted how the ruling preserves Burge’s pension -- which records show totaled $48,502 last year – while many of his victims continue to struggle financially. ”Some of them have no jobs and they’ve received no compensation from the city, yet Burge continues to get his compensation…” Flint said. “I find that to be an outrageous miscarriage of justice.”

What if all women everywhere who disagree with SCOTUS quit wearing their tops?

NO more shirts, no more bras, no more bikini tops, just our wonderful bare womanly torsos.

That would show how many of us there are!

It's true some of us older ladies might scare the horses, but it would definitely get media attention as to how backwards it is to have five elderly Jesuits running the nation.

The collusion between powerful Elected Officials, and Big Corporations against those

In university settings who are trying to bring forth truth is most galling.

Big Pharma wants to make sure that it and it alone controls the ability to deem what ailments pot is for, and what it is not for, and of course, most importantly, how it is distributed.

With the profits, need I point out, going right back to Big Pharma. (And if you think your $ 150 to $ 400 a month to the local Calif-endorsed med marijuana clinic are high, wait until Big Pharma is the distributor!)

My best wishes to Suzanne A. Sisley, and my hopes that she is able to recover and go on. We need researchers like her now more than ever.

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