Monthly Archives: September 2012

Riot breaks out at Foxconn’s Taiyuan pl

Riot breaks out at Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant That Processes iPhone Casing, reportedly over guards beating up a worker http://bit.ly/SfhyjU News just came in that workers at Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant have started a riot in the wee hours in China, and … Continue reading

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Has Anything Changed? Income Inequality Graphs You Need To See

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and activists intend to mark the milestone by holding a new round of demonstrations. Dozens have already been arrested , even before the main protests began. Occupy Wall Street managed to turn the attention of America’s politicians, at least for a moment, to income inequality, economic mobility, and the dismal state of both in the U.S. Here are some key facts and figures to know as Occupy once again takes to the streets: 1) Income inequality grew in 2011. According to data released last week by the Census Bureau, the gap between the wealthiest Americans and those in the middle grew last year , as all but the richest 20 percent of the country saw their income drop. 2) America’s 1 percent have 288 times as much wealth as the median household. This constitutes a huge increase from 1962, when the ratio was 125-1 . 3) Income inequality kills economic mobility. As this chart shows, as a country grows more unequal, it becomes more likely that a parent’s income will act as a predictor for her child’s income. When it comes to economic mobility, the U.S. lags behind its peer nations . 4) The middle class is shrinking. According to Prof. Alan Krueger, Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, “the shift in income inequality over the last three decades is the equivalent of moving $1.1 trillion of income from the 99 percent to the top 1 percent every single year .” 5) Corporate profits have skyrocketed over the last three years. Both after-tax profits and corporate profits as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) are higher than they were in the middle of the last decade. 6) Workers aren’t being compensated for productivity increases. As this chart from the Economic Policy Institute shows, productivity gains over the last several decades have not translated into rising compensation. 7) The bottom 95 percent of Americans have $1.48 in debt for every $1 in earnings. The top 5 percent, meanwhile, have 64 cents in debt for every $1 in earnings, according to a report from the International Monetary Fund. 8) The financial sector’s profits have bounced back. Incomes, of course, have not followed suit . 9) CEO pay increased 127 times faster than worker pay over the last 30 years. According to the Economic Policy Institute, “CEO pay at American firms has risen 725 percent , more than 127 times faster than worker pay over the same time period.” This chart shows the growing ratio of executive pay to worker pay. The average Fortune 500 CEO now makes 380 times as much as the typical worker. 10) Low-wage jobs are increasing. The five industries that are mostly comprised of low-wage workers “have grown faster than total employment since the end of the Great Recession.” One in four private sector workers makes less than $10 per hour. Source: Think Progress Continue reading

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War on Health – Gary Null’s documentary

War on Health – Gary Null’s documentary exposing the FDA http://bit.ly/PU57KV War on Health – Gary Null’s documentary exposing the FDA. Posted with permission. A must-see documentary. Learn more from Gary Null at the Progressive Radio Network: http://www.PRN.fm

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More Guns! More Weapons! Navy Develops H

More Guns! More Weapons! Navy Develops Hypervelocity Projectile Weapon http://bit.ly/S84q08 By Madison Ruppert The Office of Naval Research – the same entity which runs the Naval Research Laboratory, developers of the unbelievable Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) – apparently was … Continue reading

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DOJ Prosecutors Met With Jon Corzine Last Week

Corzine congressional testimony: — Reaction from Bob Knight that Corzine will not go to prison. PG version: Crock of Bleep Adult version. Profanity warning. This is Absolute Bullshit For full effect, click play repeatedly. More Corzine stories: NYT UPDATE: ‘No Criminal Case Likely Against Jon Corzine’ Biden: “Literally, The First Guy I Called Was Jon Corzine” Meet Jon Corzine’s Daughter Letter From Satan: Dear Brother Corzine Gasparino Reports MF Global CFO Told Investigators ‘Corzine Should Go To Jail’ Raise Your Hand If You Would Like To Invest In Jon Corzine’s New Hedge Fund Corzine Complains To Judge That MF Global Trustee Actions Are Hurting His Defense, Louis Freeh Nods In Agreement “Corzine And Blankfein Could Put On Masks And Stick Up Fruit Stands All Over Manhattan, And Get Away With It Because Of The Difficulty In Prosecuting Crimes Like These” Now We Know Which Senior MF Global Employee Told Investigators That JonCorzine Had Direct Knowledge Of Customer Funds Being Stolen Rick Santelli On Jon Corzine And The MF Global Customer Heist: “I Walk Away Thinking, If You’re One Of Those Elites, You’re Above The Law” Independent Trader Talks About Losing Everything In MF Global Theft: “My Life Savings Are Now Frozen, Thanks To The Snake Jon Corzine” MUST SEE – Lawyer James Koutoulas Tells Rick Santelli: ‘We Plan To Pursue Criminal Charges Against Jon Corzine In All 50 States’ (CNBC) Continue reading

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Top Chinese general in unusual move tell

Top Chinese general in unusual move tells troops to ready for combat with Japan http://bit.ly/PJ7e4f China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters … Continue reading

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The Attempt of The West To Cause Conflict of Civilizations, Mid East and Elsewhere

It it not surprising to me that the end result of all the uproar about “the movie” and the fall out in the Mid East, Muslim world and elsewhere has now boiled down to the obvious: The Western governments are now bandwagoning to create conflicts and clashes to hopefully (in their mind) create the changes through control and manipulation of the systems and governments in place to their own ends (read gain: Economic and Power). In France where people are sent to jail for “Holocaust denial,” considered by law a religious hate crime, it seems strange then that well-timed, raunchy cartoons designed solely to insult and inflame hate against and amongst Muslims worldwide would be defended vigorously by French politicians who claim, according to the Christian Science Monitor , that “freedom of the press should not be infringed.” With Neo-Conservative warmongers behind a recent inflammatory film titled, The Innocence of Muslims , and their counterparts amongst radical sectarian extremists leading violent protests across the Middle East and North Africa, it would almost seem as if the publication of insulting cartoons by a French paper, “Charlie Hebdo,” was part of a grander strategy to create a manufactured conflict between Islam and the West, setting the stage for more overt military operations to take over faltering covert operations in Syria and beyond. France (and the West) Are Playing Both Sides It is a fact that France itself has provided state sponsorship of terrorism from Libya to Syria, arming, funding, and politically backing the very groups taking to the streets, burning Western consulates, and killing bystanders, diplomats, and security forces alike. France had armed , trained , funded, and provided air support for the UN-listed terrorist outfit , the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) last year in Libya, in their bid to overthrow the government of Muammar Qaddafi. Image : Libyan Mahdi al-Harati of the US State Department , United Nations , and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf) -listed terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), addressing fellow terrorists in Syria. Harati is now commanding a Libyan brigade operating inside of Syria attempting to destroy the Syrian government and subjugate the Syrian population. Traditionally, this is known as “foreign invasion.” France is one of a handful of nations currently leading state-sponsorship of terrorist groups like LIFG in Syria. LIFG had merged officially with Al Qaeda, according to a US Army West Point Combating Terrorism Center report in 2007, long before the French knowingly aided and abetted these terrorists in their bid to overthrow and overrun Libya. Currently, the government of France is funding and arming these very same terrorists, who promptly transferred weapons, cash, and fighters to Syria to begin terror operations there . The report titled, ” Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq ” stated specifically: The apparent surge in Libyan recruits traveling to Iraq may be linked the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group’s (LIFG) increasingly cooperative relationship with al‐Qa’ida, which culminated in the LIFG officially joining al‐Qa’ida on November 3, 2007. ( page 9, .pdf )France had recently announced its intentions to overtly arm these terror groups operating in Syria, now exposed by Human Rights Watch as carrying out systematic and widespread atrocities against the Syrian population. The Hindu, in their article, ” France to fund opposition in Syria ,” reported: Reuters quoted a ‘diplomatic source’ as saying France had started supporting parts of Syria that are apparently being controlled by the armed opposition. More alarmingly, the report pointed out that Paris was considering supplying heavy artillery to anti-government fighters — a move that would harden the possibility of a full-blown civil war in the country.”Now France, through its media, and the complicity of its politicians’ tacit support, is providing their new terrorist allies with something else – a causus belli for confrontation with the West to reinsert in the public’s mind the adversarial plot device needed to introduce more direct military intervention where the covert support of listed-terrorist groups has now seemingly failed. The Lie We Are Expected to Believe What we are now expected to believe is that France, the US, UK, and other nations were benevolently, and unwittingly helping these groups into power, only to be betrayed by extremists. In reality, the nature of these militant groups was known years in advance, these groups specifically chosen to lead the violent subversion of Western targets across the Arab World – with the possibility of sectarian genocide and significant blowback acknowledged as an acceptable risk. In 2007, an article by Seymour Hersh published in the New Yorker titled, “The Redirection” admitted that: To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda. – The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007) Hersh’s report would also include: the Saudi government, with Washington’s approval, would provide funds and logistical aid to weaken the government of President Bashir Assad, of Syria. The Israelis believe that putting such pressure on the Assad government will make it more conciliatory and open to negotiations. – The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007) Clearly the West, including the complicit regimes of Nicolas Sarkozy and now François Hollande, knowingly funded terrorists. Hersh’s report admits that all parties involved even in 2007 knew full well the potential dangers involved in funding terrorist groups but believed these forces could be controlled: …[Saudi Arabia’s] Bandar and other Saudis have assured the White House that they will keep a very close eye on the religious fundamentalists. Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran. – The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007) For the West to feign that evidence Al Qaeda is now overrunning the Middle East is somehow an unintended consequence, when officials in 2007 were on record already implementing such a policy is indeed a bold lie. To help sell that lie, the West is calling on its Neo-C Continue reading

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