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January 2010 Blog Posts (200)

The Supreme Court decision further weakens our democracy

The Supreme Court decision further weakens our democracy

Yesterday's 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission shreds the fabric of our already weakened democracy by allowing corporations to more completely dominate our corrupted electoral process.…



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Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Stocks Crash Following Scott Brown Win

Stocks Crash Following Scott Brown Win

The stock Market's response to the GOP win in MA suggests that the Dems and the Obama administration really were in collusion with the insurance and Pharmaceutical industries, as the stock market plunged in the three days following Brown's win, producing the worst week in almost a year.…



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Grayson: "Today, the court, in effect, decided only corporations have constitutional rights"

Grayson: "Today, the court, in effect, decided only corporations have constitutional rights"



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Keith talks to Rep. Alan Grayson who has introduced five bills in anticipation of this Supreme Court ruling which gives corporations the same rights as citizens in regard to free speech and 1st Amendment rights. You can also go sign Grayson's… Continue

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MSF's Response to Haiti Earthquake

MSF's Response to Haiti Earthquake



"Thanks to your support and the dedication of our staff and volunteers, MSF was able to react immediately and effectively to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Here are some first-hand accounts of our response to the profound medical needs of the Haitian people."

— Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, MSF-USA



Haiti: "This is a devastated community"…



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Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

A stampede

A stampede



Yesterday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend freely in federal elections.



It's a green light for a new stampede of special interest money in our politics, giving their lobbyists even more power in Washington. Now, every candidate who fights for change could face limitless attacks from corporate special interests like health insurance companies and Wall Street banks.



While the GOP is celebrating a victory for its special… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Election energizes climate bill talks - The Boston Globe

Election energizes climate bill talks - The Boston Globe
Jan 23, 2010 ... Election energizes climate bill talks. Kerry, bipartisan bloc discuss compromise. Scott Brown's visit to Washington, where he will be John ...

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/01/23/election_energizes_climate_bill_talks/

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Bernanke’s Bid for a Second Term at the Fed Hits Resistance .

Bernanke’s Bid for a Second Term at the Fed Hits Resistance
By SEWELL CHAN and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Even if Ben S. Bernanke’s nomination is approved, the anxiety surrounding it shows how both parties are trying to understand anger toward the government and Wall Street.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/23/business/economy/23fed.html

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Fox News volunteers for Scott Brown's campaign

Fox News volunteers for Scott Brown's campaign



Picking up where the network left off in 2009, Fox News jumped into its first political campaign of the year, this time setting its sights on the U.S. Senate to help elect Republican Scott Brown to the seat previously held by Democrat Ted Kennedy. Fox News and other media conservatives anticipated and celebrated Brown's election with a hyperbolic fervor that would redden the faces of the "Obamaniacs" they most despised in 2008. As… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Quick Fact: IBD again pushing discredited claim that affordable housing caused financial collapse

Quick Fact: IBD again pushing discredited claim that affordable housing caused financial collapse

An Investor's Business Daily editorial advanced the discredited claim that efforts to "facilitate homeownership among minorities" and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) "undermined the financial system" and "started" the "financial collapse." Numerous experts, including Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, have said that the CRA did not contribute to the crisis "in any substantive way."… Continue

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WSJ's Strassel baselessly claims MA voters rejected "ObamaCare" because their state health reform "bombed"

WSJ's Strassel baselessly claims MA voters rejected "ObamaCare" because their state health reform "bombed"

In a Wall Street Journal column, Kim Strassel wrote that Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown "turned his Senate bid into a referendum on President Obama's health plan" and baselessly claimed that "[a] big reason only 25% of Massachusetts voters strongly approve of ObamaCare" is because their own universal health care program "bombed." In fact, a recent poll shows that a majority… Continue

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Hannity falsely claims Abdulmutallab was not interrogated

Hannity falsely claims Abdulmutallab was not interrogated



http://mediamatters.org/items/201001220052

Sean Hannity falsely claimed that alleged Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was not interrogated, stating, "we have an underwear bomber that has information, that wanted to kill 300 Americans and we don't interrogate the guy and we let him lawyer-up." In fact, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before the… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Hopeless: Fox News stands virtually alone in not airing Haiti benefit concert

Hopeless: Fox News stands virtually alone in not airing Haiti benefit concert



http://mediamatters.org/items/201001220051

On January 22, a wide variety of broadcast, cable, radio, and internet outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, preempted their regularly scheduled prime-time programming and aired Hope for Haiti Now, a benefit concert and telethon to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief. But even after receiving criticism… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Jimmy Page Announces Free Concert, Wins U.N. Peace Award, Plots Solo Tour

Jimmy Page Announces Free Concert, Wins U.N. Peace Award, Plots Solo Tour
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is making news in a big way, and for once it's not because of unsubstantiated rumors about Zeppelin staging a reunion tour. Read More ...

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/jimmy-page-0118/

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WSJ latest to spread falsehoods about Abdulmutallab arrest to claim Obama's terrorism policy is "dangerous"

WSJ latest to spread falsehoods about Abdulmutallab arrest to claim Obama's terrorism policy is "dangerous"



http://mediamatters.org/items/201001220043

Accusing President Obama of "dangerous folly," The Wall Street Journal falsely claimed that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, "told the Senate that by immediately handing [alleged Christmas Day attacker Umar Farouk] Abdulmutallab to the civilian justice system,… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Hopi prophecy 2012 Rare video part 1 thru 5.avi

Filmed @ an elementary school in 1986.

You will find it even more interesting today,..some 24 years later.

EnJoy

jb





Part 1





Part 2…



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Added by jb on January 23, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Media conservatives accuse Obama of "raping," declaring "war" on banks by proposing regulatory reform

Media conservatives accuse Obama of "raping," declaring "war" on banks by proposing regulatory reform



http://mediamatters.org/items/201001220035

After President Obama proposed regulatory reform over the financial services industry in order to avoid "operating under the same rules that led to its near collapse," media conservatives have stated that Obama is "bash[ing]" or engaged in a "war" on banks. Rush Limbaugh stated… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Meet Obama's Eco-Warrior

The Eco-Warrior

President Obama has appointed the most progressive EPA chief in history — and she's moving swiftly to clean up the mess left by Bush



TIM DICKINSONPosted Jan 20, 2010 11:30 AM



When it comes to passing major legislation — reforming health care, reining in Wall Street, curbing climate change — the Obama administration is under fire from all sides for bowing to special interests and conducting government business behind closed doors. But there's one agency… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

News Corp.'s support for combating climate change undermined by deniers at Fox News, WSJ

News Corp.'s support for combating climate change undermined by deniers at Fox News, WSJ



http://mediamatters.org/items/201001220027

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has stated that News Corp. "can set an example" and "reach our audiences" when it comes to fighting climate change, promising in 2007 to make all of News Corp.'s operations carbon neutral by 2010 and most recently commissioning pollster Frank Luntz to conduct a… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Beck's "shocking" and "disturbing" documentary caps month of suggesting progressives are prone to violence

Beck's "shocking" and "disturbing" documentary caps month of suggesting progressives are prone to violence



http://mediamatters.org/items/201001220026

In recent weeks Glenn Beck has promoted a documentary special titled "Revolutionary Holocaust" that he says shows "really disturbing and shocking stuff," purportedly to show "the dirty little secret" that progressives helped cause "some of the most horrifying outcomes in… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

THE SUPREME COURT ABOLISHES DEMOCRACY?!?

THE SUPREME COURT ABOLISHES DEMOCRACY?!?



Last September, I wrote The Hightower Lowdown about how the Roberts' Court could throw out over 100 years of campaign finance law.



Remember their names: Alito, Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas.



Yesterday, from within the dark isolation of the Supreme Court, these five men pulled off a black-robed coup against the American people's democratic authority. In an unprecedented perversion of judicial power, this court cabal… Continue

Added by John Richard Clinton Maenpaa on January 23, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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