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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stand Up and Fight Tuesday Morning--Why this Independent is Voting Democrat

The truth of the matter in all the years this nearly 51 year old has been voting, since my 18th Birthday--I have never ever voted a straight one party ticket--November 2012 will be different--Not one Republican will get a vote from this Independent.

Corrupt Wal-Mart: Bribery Goes Unchecked While Corporate HQ Focuses on PR, Breaks International Laws

More gross insider info about corrupt mega-corporation Wal-Mart: the New York Times has run an extended expose about how, faced with charges that Wal-Mart de Mexico used bribery and other tactics to force its own "market dominance," the company spent more time fixing its public image than actually fixing the problem. Which is to say: they likely broke the law in both the United States and Mexico, but neglected to stop it:
Wal-Mart dispatched investigators to Mexico City, and within days they unearthed evidence of widespread bribery. They found a paper trail of hundreds of suspect payments totaling more than $24 million. They also found documents showing that Wal-Mart de Mexico’s top executives not only knew about the payments, but had taken steps to conceal them from Wal-Mart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. In a confidential report to his superiors, Wal-Mart’s lead investigator, a former F.B.I. special agent, summed up their initial findings this way: “There is reasonable suspicion to believe that Mexican and USA laws have been violated.”    Read more

Our friends at Brave New Films have been working hard on their latest project which shows the darkest doings of the Koch brothers' enterprises, and it's starting to make waves.
Now the Kochs are the subject of a blistering (but to all appearances factual) documentary by the activist filmmaker Robert Greenwald. Koch Brothers Exposed aims to show how the brothers' machinations affect the lives of "living, breathing human beings," as Greenwald put it to me at the film’s New York premiere in late March. "When I learned about the damage the Kochs were doing to our democracy, I wanted to make sure more Americans understood what they're up to."    Read more  
 Anton Vakulas, the federal investigator tasked with looking into now-defunct economic grenade Lehman Brothers, appeared on "60 Minutes" last night to explain what happened—and make the case for prosecution. Huffington Post:
“They'd fudged the numbers,” Anton Vakulas, the attorney appointed by the federal bankruptcy court to investigate Lehman Brothers’ collapse told 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft. “They would move what turned out to be approximately $50 billion of assets from the United States to the United Kingdom just before they printed their financial statements.”    Read more

Are there any questions why this blog is very much for regulating 'Big Business' and not only 'Big Business. After all--all too often anything and everything that businesses can get away with--they will get away with. I know from bitter experience from my former job at a Cleaning Service, where the boss conned us that she was going through a very bitter and ugly divorce, which was why she needed employees to work 'under the table' that is illegally-tax free, but for her best interest not our own. After all, after a while this 'Holy Ghost Filled Christian' was caught in one lie after another lie and stealing and cheating, which was why this blogger coined the  phrase--'Holy Ghost Filled Pain in the Ass'

This is why I blame the Republican Party-->
 During an interview last week on The Fernando Espuelas Show, Alexandra Franceschi, Specialty Media Press Secretary of the Republican National Committee, said that the Republican party’s economic platform in 2012 is going to be the same as it was during the Bush years, “just updated”:

ESPUELAS: What do you mean by economic security? Regardless of who the ultimate nominee is, what’s the general idea that the RNC, or the Republican party in general, has in terms of this message?    Read more
After all, it is the Republican Party who claim the businesses need less regulation--not more, but forget to mention that-that is how they get away with breaking the law and using their employees and ripping off customers. 
The Republican Party complain about Anti-pollution laws and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), but convienitently forget the reasons for the EPA and Environmental Regulations was without them, businesses caused all kinds of water and air pollution, including the 1969 Fire of the Cuyahoga River--the water of course did not catch on fire, but all the chemical pollution and garbage did.
The sad reality is that this is only one of the ways--IF there is a Republican Victory come this November it will be a Defeat for the American Middle and Working Classes, but most especially for the most vulnerable--those who are suffering in poverty or the poor.