Corporations, they love to cheat, lie and exploit workers everywhere. Corporations dub themselves job creators, when in fact they re nothing more than another attempt by the privileged few to exploit those who are not so privileged. What follow is a brief but sordid tale. A real world example of how a large Corporation lies and cheats in order to deny employees or former employers their benefits. The story in this case is 100% true name, in order to protect the identity of this individual from any reprisal and for privacy reasons names have been changed.
Let us now start the Pity Party for the Tea Party. The current “IRS flap” is a telling example of the Right-Wing Bias in the Corporate Media and double standard in this Nation. President Obama is even on an apology tour in favor of the Tea Party calling the behavior “inexcusable”, Congress is calling for heads to roll at the IRS, while the Corporate Media is stroking the “hurt feelings of the Tea Party”. Yes it seems like the last few days has been nothing more than a little game of purer hypocrisy and confusion to the average American. The Tea Party are being painted as “innocent victims” who are have been targeted by the IRS since 2010 (coincidentally around the time of Citizens United). Meanwhile the average American is channeling some sort of anger, but why are they angry? So what is really the big deal? Should there be an apology? Is the Tea Party truly innocent? Or is this another example of how the Right-Wing gets away with everything. Continue reading →
Our food supply belongs to Monsanto. Today our Corporate Supreme Court once again makes a decision which will ultimately affect our entire Nation. Once again our Corporate Supreme Court lives up to its “Business friendly reputation”, and basically hands Monsanto control of our food supply. In a devastating lost for humanity, the Court has ruled that the farmer has infringed on Monsanto’s patent. Ladies and gentlemen our Supreme Court has now made seeds open to being patented. This case goes beyond a simple farmer getting slapped with an $84,000 fine to a Corporate monstrosity who spends that amount on a daily basis. This goes to the heart of darkness as once again a Court in thrall to Corporate America makes a reckless and irresponsible decision that will affect our food supply for generations to come. Continue reading →
Morals, Family Values, Religion, etc. these are the typical buzzwords in the dictionary of the social conservative. The social conservative always looks to a create a more “Christ friendly society”. They want to purge the world of things they see as wrong like gay marriage, abortion, interracial marriage, birth control, violent media etc. These individuals create more often than not lobbying groups to speak to their politicians and present a vision of Puritanical Glory. Social Conservatives more often than not decry Progressives and more liberal individuals as libertines, immoral, and evil. They believe that anyone except them is scheduled to be “Saved” and that any one who does not follow their doctrine will most certainly have their bags packed on a nonstop trip to the Lake of Fire. However tall that being said the Social Conservative suffers from a slight malady. The Social Conservative more often than not is victim of cognitive dissonance. In simpler terms the social conservative while touting certain “ values” that they expect from society, in their own Continue reading →
Regulation, This is a part of life and we the people must accept it. Society runs on rules and regulation which dictate the behavior of what a citizen can and should do in a well organized, fair and civilized society. We the people are taught that in order to avoid, arrest , reprisal, fines etc. we are to follow the rules and regulations and obey, Naturally rules and regulations only apply to the average American. Corporations on the other hand need not follow the same rules and regulation. In fact corporations are said to be “over regulated”. More often than not the terms “red tape “ and bureaucracy” are bandied about in wild abandon when one speaks of regulations applying to corporations. It seems in American regulation Continue reading →
Ted Cruz running for President in 2016? The very notion of it sounds like an April Fools Joke gone horribly awry. The buzz has been going through the digital world, Political pundits (mainly of the Right-Wing variety) Have been pushing this notion of the Freshman Senator from Texas (and Certified Tea-Party Maniac) to actually throwing down the proverbial gauntlet and entering the battle for the Presidency. This does not sound out of the ordinary after all why would this be buzz worthy just another Tea Maniac trying to get into the White House. However Ted is a different case, see the thing with Ted is that this man who aspires to be President was actually born in Calgary Canada. Now it is a well know fact that Canada is an independent country to the north of Continue reading →
To work is ever important to the American man and woman . Working seems to be a task that gives meaning to the lives of many, it is what gives many of us a sense of freedom and financial security. The need and want for jobs is part of what propelled the average American to stand up and demand more jobs. The lack of jobs is what drove many Americans to the point of despair and why they want to elect leaders, who will provide them with more job opportunities. Sadly it is this American want and desire to work, that leads to exploitation and rampant abuse by those who are “job creators” in the spirit of job creating these individuals indulge in blatant exploitation and abuse of the American worker (much more prevalent in Right to Work States). These Captain’s of the Industry have high expectations and no regard for Continue reading →
America, the place where freedom reigns and if accused of a crime you are put on Trial by the Media. In the United States of America the legal presumption is that when one is accused of a crime that one has the Constitutional Right to be a trial before a jury of his or her peers. However that is nothing more than a “quaint formality”. In practice when the individual is accused of a crime in America the Trial begins immediately after the perceived misdeed. Speculation will hit the airwaves and the propaganda machine will create whatever story may be deemed necessary. Legal Procedure becomes nothing more than a game and the real Trial takes place in the Court of Public Opinion rather than in a courtroom. Continue reading →
Capitalism, is it really the best economic system? To question Capitalism in America is to be a Communist, an out of touch monster who dares suggest a Collective Society. Capitalism by most Americans is seen as this beautiful Red, White and Blue monolith. The average American has a beautiful idea of Capitalism thanks to the propaganda courtesy of television, (brought to you by Corporate America). Our sense are constantly bombarded with Corporate pleas for we the people to spend and spend freely. In between the message of consumerism we are fed with a constant barrage of philosophically lite fictional tropes masquerading as reality. The news media (or what passes for news), is nothing more than a sounding board of corporate cheer-leading and a way to keep Americans from engaging in important things like critical thinking. This is what America is all about a Country which is content to live ion a Consumerist bubble and content with Continue reading →
The Boston Manhunt is over. The suspects have been revealed one dead, the other captured.The two men responsible for the bombings have been brought to Justice. All around the Country Right-wing White Supremacists breathing a sigh of relief as the men responsible were “Evil Muslims” from some place they can’t even name. Once again Right-wing Propagandists like Fox News have been salivating at the fact that two foreigners have attacked us again. Before the suspects were even caught Corporate Media has been steadily trying to bring back the whole “AL Queda evil Muslims meme.” So desperately have they wanted to radicalized the two individuals responsible for the bombing. What is the agenda this time? To keep this War on Terror going? To make more money for the military industrial complex? Or is to justify Drone Warfare and the potential assassination of US Citizens going rogue?