“Yes, the Dean Scream ran over and over again by the media, editing out the crowd of enthusiastic supporters screaming, which made it seem like a Dean scream was nothing more that false and they the media should of been held accountable for their distortion/lie but out there. It did ruin this good man's political career. But hey he's alive, not like the Kennedy's who were murdered for their outspoken ideals of equality and community”
OverClocker on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:48:35
“Julie, are you sure the Kennedys were assassinated by the media? I never heard that theory before. What media was this reported in? :-)”
Jack the Snicker on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:14:27
“"not like the Kennedy's who were murdered for their outspoken ideals of equality and community"
Which apparently didn't apply to Mary Joe Kocpechne.”
“We are being distracted, the biggest threat to our democracy is trade agreement TPP giving all powers to corporations and our nations and peoples of the world left with no protections from these giant squids sucking the life blood of the earth and it's inhabitants.”
“Divide and conquer. United we stand, divided we fall. Great job by the propagandists on both sides.
The biggest threat to democracy and coup for the 1% would be to fast track TPP and who is carrying the water for this passage? Obama and republicons and democrats. Who is distracting us from this agreement, all of the above.
“The redundancy of talking about revenues i.e. increasing taxes on the takers who are those that have gained all the wealth in the last 30 years without creating much benefit for society, the US or the world. They've have been going around the world raping and pillaging the resources and people making insanely obscene profits and driving people into poverty and destroying the planet. They need to be taxed, they need to pay for the chemical abuse they have spread around the world. Enough! Where is a FDR that we so desperately need.”
“Good answer but mostly singing to choir. I wish it could work and maybe I will try it again. Probably about 7 years ago I faithfully posted a Million Man March on Washington, you cannot ignore a million people, not even media, not even Wall Street sycophants, not even the politicians. I tried in vein to get all the progressive talk radio involved and promoting. It takes Planning and corrdination of all the groups. All groups need to come together as one and there are many. Right now Dylan Ratigan is my drummer.”
ConnieInCleveland on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:22:06
“When it comes to Dylan Ratigan, you are singing to the choir. I appreciate what he is doing right now. One doesn't have to be President to make progress. Dylan Ratigan is putting his foot forward and I think he can make some real progress.”
“Sounds smart, how do we force media to shine the light on corruption/wrongs when for five years they have not? I just got a email from a right winger who was denouncing the dems for wanting to sell off the commons of the post office assets mostly buildings. They have not a clue about the Bush admin pushing bill that require post office to fund pensions and healthcare 75 years in advance requiring them to make I believe a $5 billion a year payment to that fund. Commenters still blaming the lazy unemployed, buyers who bought more than they could handle and it was all there fault. Everything is made so convulsed by the dems and repulicons because there are enough dems doing harm. Thanks Connie”
ConnieInCleveland on Nov 7, 2013 at 15:37:49
“My first answer is 'hold the media accountable'. Don't let them spin (distort) in plain sight and move along. Find a place on line to shame them. State the facts out loud. Generate the conversation shaming them. Eventually they would be to embarrassed to keep doing it.
Right now we move along when we shouldn't. The next titillation comes along and we move on to it. We need to stop and hold people accountable. Almost everything is covered here at HuffPost. Use your time to shame our media when you can.
Eventually others may catch on. The things that happened to our economy was done with purpose. Much stems to campaign finance and who is financing whom. That needs a light shined on it too.”
“Of course, they have all the tricks and us suckers just go along not wanting to take to the street in huge numbers. I've been on streets with just a few, 100, 200 and maybe 300 and that just doesn't cut it people. Wake up.”
ConnieInCleveland on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:31:28
“Taking to the streets only helps if it get's coverage in media. Our media does not cover people in the streets. We need to starting shaming those who are so wrong. Shine a light on wrongs, so others understand the problems. I was at candle light vigils at the start of the Iraq war. Protesters were ignored and they started the unjust war anyway.
We must find smarter ways to protest. Ways which gain attention on the wrongs, not the protesters.”
“Ain't that the truth. We cannot trust our politicians (legislative branch) nor the judicial branch nor the executive branch to make sufficient changes to put a stop to the madness that Wall Street and technology has created. We need a start over button. What would that be? Voting?? Like Dylan Ratigan says it starts with who gets nominated and who has the most money to run so voting does not stop the fraud.”
jcbwell on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:08:41
“If a DR fan, you'll know the 6 Rats (Agriculture, Banking&Finance, Health Care, Defense, Energy, and Telecom) manage to buy all the pols. That's why hedge fund managers don't have to pay taxes like those of us who, well, actually WORK for a living. Same thing - nobody investing in start-ups want to do the hard things, only to get richer quicker. Whatever happened to patriotic Americans in the business community?”
“It is utterly dumbfounding what we the people value but hopefully this can be a tool for the masses? Who drives these outrageous values? which will also help to drive up all costs around the board that eventually hurt our very own pocketbooks. The stupidity of it all can drive a sane person mad and madder until you say screw it and opt out of paying attention. These Ponzi schemes keep happening and a few get very rich and richer.”
ConnieInCleveland on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:04:18
“The rich will place puts on their stock, in the event it starts going down. They won't lose, because they protect themselves. It's the 401K investors who get hurt when the stock goes lower.”
jcbwell on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:58:04
“Social media start-ups have absolutely killed investment in businesses producing real value, those that require anything like factory buildings and equipment. To put an $18B value on twitter is ridiculous, it's just another over-inflated ad medium. Can we see the next (re-tread) Wall Street bubble?”
“Children need parents with jobs, jobs that provide for the care of families. The world need more jobs. Bill Gates can eradicate Malaria but if these children don't have food and healthcare and parents that feel the dignity of man, they don't have a good life.
Robots are looking and acting more like us? Robots replacing more people in all walk of life? Technology brings us robots and the demise of the human race. What do the 1% needs human beings for when they have robots to take care of all their needs.
Why bring more human beings into the world? There are not enough jobs to go around and the human race is destroying the planet. Global Warming is a hoax, science doesn't matter, only the fetus matters not the child out of the womb.
What the ********?”
Gas-Bag on Nov 3, 2013 at 09:53:29
“Okay, you're correct, but I still want to have some robots :-)”
Shuey37 on Nov 3, 2013 at 09:51:20
“Robots never lie or make up excuses for failing to show up for work.”
“Could not reply to tax holiday for corporations and bringing trillions back. Bush did that in 2004 or 06, what jobs were created? they bought back stock and gave themselves bonuses and stock options and raises. They are not job creators, go back to the 90% taxation which is an incentive to invest in employees, plant and equipment and research and development, innovation and what is lacking is customer service and quality.”
That is just not true! but I wasn't talking about government creating jobs but when private sector is just hording trillions in tax cuts and zero interest loans from the Fed and NOT CREATING JOBS, then gov't could put people to work repairing infrastructure et al. Plus all the jobs we've handed over to private sector that gov't personnel used to do is ending up costing us taxpayers more monies.
We needs jobs, we need jobs now, we need jobs yesterday - come on private sector do your job creating and maybe we can get demand going again and revenues. Business does not survive without revenues neither does gov't with basic overhead of the do nothing congress and their benefits.”
Skydancer2992 on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:01:20
“The US tax system is responsible for corporations keeping their overseas earnings in overseas accounts. If the government were to give a tax amnesty year to bring that money into the US, hundreds of billions of dollars would become part of the US investment stream.”
“We do have a generation as big as boomers coming up to pick up the slack if we put people to work not delegate them to be workers slaves for the 1%.
Boomers SS was raised by Ronnie Reagan voodoo'er economics that started this mess. We boomers paid for our parents SS and I have contributed or 50 years compounding interest I was taught is quite a healthy sum.
Put people to work, jobs create demand that create more jobs and more revenue for government necessary services that we as individuals cannot in an affordable manner provide for ourselves i.e. commerce system, court system, rule of laws, levies, dams, highway systems, education, airports, et al.”
Skydancer2992 on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:38:43
“Only private industry can provide all the jobs necessary to sustain Social Security. It's a much greater segment of the economy than the Federal Government. The government's job creation is hindered by its own regulations. One of the reasons California funded its own bridge replacement for San Francisco was to get away from Fed regs, which would have required union labor and dealing with Congress' special friends in the construction industry.”
“How about raising the cap on income up? There are many tweaks that will work and this is the biggest one that will keep ss solvent for years to come.
Jobs, jobs, jobs, create revenue for the government to provide water,sewer, electricity, airports, dams, levies, highway systems, bridges, court system, commerce, education.
Without jobs people loose dignity and commitment.
You want personal responsibility, take it and educated yourself on reality.”
Skydancer2992 on Oct 18, 2013 at 09:49:30
“The aging population means a logarithmic growth on Social Security funding. Raising taxes is a linear growth. A COLA is also a logarithmic growth.”
“Pay attention David! I kind of like water,sewer, electricity to my home. Let's see 1/3 or 2/3 of the world doesn't have that. I like our highway system, airports, levies, dams, national parks, museums, our once great country. What about you, are you off the grid?”
David Spiegler on Oct 17, 2013 at 13:08:36
“I meant welfare medicare.medicaid public housing public schools aid to dependent children 3 squares a day at school food stamps nutricion assistance obamaphones head start post.office obamacare .......”
“We the people need to take charge, change the rules and laws that protect the people from all the shenanigans and put the banks back to work for mainstreet and let the casino gamblers have their casino but not with our pensions, commodities or bonds.
So what if a few banksters don't get filfty rich but we have a stable, healthy, sustainable market. So what if CEO's have to go back to long term planning and pay checks that aren't 300 times the janitors pay. So what if they get fired for running the company into bankruptcy. Get rid of equity investment companies that gut American industries. Leverage is out of favor unless it is an investment for common good and putting people back to work. Something that pays in short term but have lasting long term returns. Kind like this country was ran for 40 years after getting rid of robber barons in 30's. They've been hiding in the wings and doing their evil in hiding over the last 40 years.”
BreakingGlass on Oct 17, 2013 at 13:14:32
“OMG... What a liberal agenda! Friend and Fav'ed.”
“So is McCain the dictator in charge of these loones? If he has that kind of power why didn't he use it soon. Always known there was a shadow government in charge possibly the MIC and big wig neocons.”
“We liberals won Mr. Boustany, "“President Obama promised to bring hope and change to Washington," wrote Boustany in an Oct. 1 statement on his website. "Instead, he’s caved to an unpopular liberal agenda light on compromise and heavy on partisanship."
That is what he was elected to do. President Obama capitulated too much from the very beginning to the republicons and big business and appointed too many big business 1% centers in his cabinet.”
“Agreed with verification, medical device industry can afford to pay the tax just like millionaires/billionaires can afford a tax increases. Both can be done without punishing the taxpayers, business, demand et al.”