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The NYE Fiscal Cliff is a Buffalo Jump. Is your herd going to fall for it?

DENVER, COLORADO- The DC Kabuki Divas are amping up their New Years cliffhanger, the so-called Fiscal Cliff, to inaugurate domestic austerity measures meant to cement the widening income gap between the rich and everybody else. If it's a cliff, it's a buffalo jump off which the easily panicked are stampeded to their death. Fiscal Cliff even shares the same initials with the last economic extortion ploy, the Financial Crisis which intro'd President Obama's preceding term.

Spain- the leaden housing bubble now accused of sinking Eurozone economy

Another housing bubble and another huge bank bailout being demanded by the world's superrich! And the working people being asked to take the blame once again, tighten even further their belts, and 'cut back' from their already low standards of living. This time its Spain; last time it was Greece; and before that Iceland. The superrich once again say that if the common folk do not agree to their forced diet (austerity program), that things will get even more horrible for them! But with an unemployment rate already at 25% how much worse could it get for the average Spaniard? And who will the superrich come to take down next after they put their murderous programs in place in Spain? Spanish Banks Need $46 Billion, I.M.F. Says in Audit

War is the neo millennium Jobs Bill

To laud this tragic now banality, Fort Carson has a job fair today, but those most suffering under the neo liberal economy need not apply. To attend the event held on post, potential job applicants for the military industrial sector, need what voter disenfranchisement projects push for election restrictions, a federal or state ID, vehicle registration and proof of insurance, for entry level non-union contractor labor that will barely support that.

Europeans increasingly are rejecting US and German elites’ sponsored austerity programs for their nations

All across Europe, European nations are increasingly rejecting forcefully the austerity programs for themselves devised by American and German corporate elites. The latest is Romania’s Government Collapses Amid Austerity Backlash ...Why should people be forced to cut out necessary social programs just because the foreign capitalists say so?

Why I Occupy Walmart

MY ENDGAME in occupying Walmart is to rally union members to the Occupy Movement. Union members, not unions. Taking the fight straight to Walmart, one of the most despicable, exploitative despoilers of the world's people and economy is something the big unions should have been doing thirty years ago. Maybe their members will finally see that they've been sold up the river by their supposed representatives. That neither local nor national unions are expressing solidarity with us on the sidewalks of these super centers is proof that the only wages and working conditions they've been protecting are their own.

$90M in raw profit, 49 layoffs…

That would be our old fiends Focus on yer own damn Family. We're talking here about a corporation which produces NOTHING. No products. A book that was given for free (but at great personal cost from the donors) and what else? Hatred for non-compliant non-conformists and of course, a massive Tax Exemption because they can call themselves a church. I knew a "preacher" 30 years ago who did that as a money-laundering outlet for The Dixie Mafia. I know here a few people who used to work in the mail room. Which, mind you, involves its own ZIP code. They (anecdotal evidence) opened the letters, threw the checks in one box, cash in another and prayer requests and personal letters into the dumpster. That 90 MegaBux represents a significant downturn for them, by the way. 27696

What, are the Chinese trying to mimic ALL our energy-sector screwups?

So they matched our Corporate Mining Accidents-waiting-to-happen-and-guess-what-they-do with similar ones by similar causes and similar results, and using Imported American industry analysts who also work for BP, Exxon Mobil, Massey Energy, The Peabody, etc... Now, they've got a BP-esque Oil Spill in the Yellow Sea. Is it caused by their "socialist" supposedly publicly owned Nationalized Oil industry, now brought to its dying knees by the New Economy Capitalist Oil industry? Either one, of course, run under the supervision of the American and British Oil well, refinery and shipping Industry Experts who also work for BP, Exxon-Mobil, Massey Energy... The Rule of Three seems to have been pretty damned consistent in all of these lately, too, so maybe we can expect the Fully Capitalized Russian Oil Slick on the (deepwater) horizon? 18923

The Governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida…

Are taking sides with the Oil industry above all others. What a surprise. The Oil companies can afford to eat the loss from a moratorium. Far better than WE can afford to eat oil. If they're so damned worried about "their" workers they should have compensated them better, provided them with better workplace safety and had a contingency plan for disasters. As it stands now, they've been taking the Corporate Welfare and putting it into the pockets of their major shareholders and their political servants. If they're worried about the lost wages of "their" workers, dip into some of that Corporate Welfare money and compensate "their" workers. Unless and until they do, they have no business bitching about anything. We, The People have been subsidizing the destruction of the water WE drink, OUR air, OUR food, for far too long and it's time the Corporate BigPigs put something back. The 5% at the top of the income scale, the Parasite Class, have more money than ALL the Working Class have combined.

Happy Earth day, to us!

Four decades in the making, and at the FIRST Earth Day suggestions were made to stop destroying Earth. Which, since any habitable Other Planet is decades in the future, and Earth happens to be our ONLY life support mechanism until then, and the destruction could kill Earth long before then... 16204

Turning the economic corner to what?

The US media is now full of optimistic assurances to 'We, The People', that 'the economy is turning the corner' and all will be well once again as if that was ever all that much the case! Certainly it has been better though, yet today the US does not, and cannot, operate in isolation from the world downturn of Big Business. So how's it going elsewhere? Take a look at our friends the British, and you will see just how they are doing? ...and it's not so good. 8304

Obama stuck with his finger locked in the damnation

It's kind of sad reading the liberal 'Peace'crat sites as they scream and shout about why the Democratic Party must prosecute The Republicans for the crimes of implementing torture. That can't happen though, and there is one BIG reason why not? Can you guess why it won't and can't be done? 7535

Consumer confidence men

The more I see pundits scoring Barack Obama's performance based on Wall Street's reaction, according to how much hope Obama is able to infuse into the public's faltering confidence in the economy, I have to ponder the uncomfortable etymology of the term CON ARTIST. Con Man is short for Confidence Man, itself a now obscure euphemism for chiseler, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger, or fraud. But the term is still charmingly descriptive. 6683

The shipping news

The whining and hang-wringing about the "credit crunch" is getting on my nerves. It was this supposed crisis that led to the $700 billion bailout and we're told every day that it must be solved quickly, no matter the cost, or we're toast. But why? How many of us are actively seeking credit right now? Surely the developers and retailers want us to have lots and lots of it so we can keep hyper-consuming their goods; the bankers want us to have it so they can collect their interest and fees but, seriously, is free-flowing credit what the American public needs right now? Living beyond our means is what caused the credit meltdown in the first place! 6194

Russia to Europe- Back US war making then pay the price

Russia is starting to play tough with the US's European allies because of their support for the constant US Pentagon aggression. No longer can the main European countries just verbally waffle along while doing absolutely nothing other than backing the belligerent US foreign policies. EU warns of legal action over gas 6058

Santa bought little; Barack to throw paper dollars into air

The Christmas shopping season was the worst in four decades with sales slumping everywhere. Wal-Mart and other retailers warn after weak December So our new fearless leader, Barack, plans to continue Bush's program of throwing deficit dollars into the wind towards the rich. Everybody's on board the road to bankrupting the US government! 5965

Merry Christmas, Santa has a new ride

Season's Felicitations from Not My Tribe COLORADO, 2008- A Manitou family in Crystal Hills opted to hang Christmas lights on their old truck in lieu of their home. Was it to economize, to conserve, or to commemorate 2008 as the year of the pickup? 5843

So much for the economic bailout plans of the wealthy criminal class

They had to give that money away to the super rich now didn't they? It was to save the poor they said, too. It was to save us all from imminent disaster the pundits and politicians clamored. Political whores... They lied and we didn't have the organization to do anything about it, having already put all our efforts into getting those most responsible for the mess elected once again! Stupid us. 5134

A Sustainable No Growth Society needed immediately

We are told that the only way out of economic collapse is to restart 'the economy', and without that we face a grave crisis. But isn't that just plain wrong? To restart 'the economy' is to restart the destructiveness to Nature, or rather to just renew it. Actually, what is needed to prevent economic collapse and the Death of Life on Planet Earth is to begin a Sustainable No Growth Society immediately. 5095

The crazed cowgirl wildly firing shotgun blanks

Palin blew it for the increasingly desperate McCain team with her remarks that Obama cavorts with terrorists, and now has succeeded in making the Republican candidates just look desperate as the economy goes down the drain. Analysis: Palin's words may backfire on McCain 5013

Let the greedy bastards eat cake

The tax break for the rich wasn't enough, the GWOT siphon on the US treasury isn't flowing fast enough, CEO bonuses aren't enough, usury is not unregulated enough, bankruptcy laws to ruin small borrowers aren't predatory enough, the disparity between rich and poor is not obscene enough.   It's not enough that the parasitic rich contribute only smoke and mirrors to the economy. Now the [investment] bank robbers are dropping even that pretext to demand that US taxpayers simply fork over the money. And don't anyone try to follow them out. 4859

Transferring bankruptcy from the private sector to the public sector

With all this bad private debt being hauled in by the US government hardly any notice has been given to the idea that the US Federal Government itself is putting itself at risk of default, too? In a way a governmental default (declaration of bankruptcy) would be a sort of poetic justice for the people of a country whose government has played an integral part in putting other governments around the globe into default with creditors in the past. 4847

Toxic Debt

Do you have any 'toxic debts'? Maybe you moved out of an apartment and the place put hundreds of dollars of extra charges on your credit record claiming you did damages, even though these claims are false? Maybe you ran up 2 cents over on a debit card transaction, and the bank ran up their 'overdraft protection' charges on you? Maybe you were sold a junker and it fell apart a couple of miles off the lot? Are they still trying to collect payments from you? 4841

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