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Reverse "Poutrage", Reverse extortion, Putting the screws to the Corporate wing

Instead of being extorted by the Corporate wing via the tired threat of potential GOP control, I shall instead, extort through threat of abstention or third party, demanding an alternative to the "Third Way", and using my own threat of potential GOP control.

In either case the failed ransom is GOP control.

There will be several candidates that throw their hat in the ring. Let us see who the party infrastructure throws their weight behind.

I prefer using my terms when playing "chicken". I am behind the wheel, ready to drive directly at you. I will not turn away first. I look forward to your "poutrage" when the "unthinkable" happens. Not only will I refuse to vote for more of the same, I will put in great effort to defeat more of the same. We are past the "team sport" stage. The nation is on the ropes and it can't take any more.

You may post "I will alert the media". I shall, instead, gather a following.

I will work diligently in this endeavor. I will be relentless.

Has your company done this?

It is a first where I work. The company I work for is about as far removed from wholesale/retail marketing as you can get. We clean up nuclear waste through a contract with the Department of Energy.

All of the employees were distributed catalogs, similar to the old fashioned Sears catalog, with the company logo at the top. What was somewhat surprising, was the seemingly high prices. For example, $29.95 for a polo shirt. The catalog was in a format that led you to believe that the company was indeed Sears. Certainly far removed from a third party, intermediate "feel". The company logo was apparent in page after page.

It immediately gave me that "company store" impression. Are they serious? They have a multi million dollar contract with DOE and some guy in their chain of command thought they could make a few thousand bucks off of retail sales to the employees?

So how common is this?

"Remarkable progress"

Are you kidding me?

At what?

Turning the Democratic party into Reagan's platform?

Understanding South American anger at the United States

You can start here:

Other countries have had uprisings over this issue. In 1999 mega corporation, Bechtel, the largest construction contractor in the United States and winner of rebuilding contracts after the leveling provided by Katrina and the invasion of Iraq, privatized the public water system in Cochabamba – Bolivia’s third largest city. As reported at the time:

This is a country where indigenous farming communities previously had their own water rights, but their water sources were converted into property to be bought and sold by international corporations. When the company refused to lower rates, the people began to rise up and revolt against this injustice; they confronted Bechtel during five months of mobilization and managed to defeat them, breach the contract and change the law.”

A 17-year-old boy named Victor Hugo Daza was killed in the protests along with four indigenous people from El Alto, while hundreds were injured. It was this popular uprising in Cochabamba that led to the election of their new president Evo Morales, the first ever indigenous head of state in Bolivia.”

So Bechtel was thrown out of Bolivia, but months later they moved to do the exact same thing in Ecuador‘s largest city of Guayaquil. And in November 2001, they filed a lawsuit against Bolivia demanding $50 million, an amount which is just short of what the corporation makes in a day. The case will be decided behind closed doors in a secret trade court at the World Bank headquarters in Washington; it will tell whether the people of South America’s poorest country will have to pay $50 million to one of the world’s most wealthy corporations.”

Update: In 2006, Bechtel dropped their case against Bolivia. (Source)”

In the case of Ecuador, thousands showed up to protest the corporate takeover of their innate right to use the water that falls upon their land. In some ways, what is happening in Oregon and other Western states is even worse than the privatization led by corporations like Bechtel.

Not only are resources and populations being exploited for financial gain, but as Mike Adams correctly points out for NaturalNews: sunlight and air also fall on your land, so where will this end if people don’t stand up in defense of their most basic rights?

It is the very spirit of American ownership of private property and the right to self-determination that are being threatened. The ideology of collectivism is seeking in myriad ways to upend the foundation of America and criminalize independence. Hat’s off to Harrington who embodies the spirit of true freedom and vows never to end the fight if his rights continue to get trampled.

“When something is wrong, you just, as an American citizen, you have to put your foot down and say, ‘This is wrong; you just can’t take away anymore of my rights and from here on in, I’m going to fight it.” There are several lines in the sand that should not be crossed within any country claiming to be rooted in freedom.

Revolt has happened in other nations subjected to the same level of tyranny who recognized that even without an American Constitution, this is a human rights issue that in fact has no boundaries. The words of water criminal Gary Harrington ring clear that we’d do well to stand our ground on fundamental issues, unless we wish to give away our spirit along with our land:

They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies. So, we as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail.”
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