Thursday, December 23, 2010

New stories by AKA, Londonboy and R Christopher Cooper

New stories:

People, we're in deep trouble--"Even compared to the manifest swindles and perversions of the past 20 years, we haven't seen anything like Fox News"

Wealth: When Will The 98% Tell The 2%, Enough Is Enough?

Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of the smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.

Albert Einstein (May 1949)

9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill Passed By House & Senate--Jon Stewart and Shepherd Smith went the distance and continued to expose the Republican's shenanigans.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

New stories by AKA, kdumd, Londonboy, MonsterMash62, muscl4life, Otaru_grower and R Christopher Cooper

New stories: Please welcome two new contributors to the site: kdumd and MonsterMash62

Thursday, December 02, 2010