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The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
Jim Hightower

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
-Thomas Jefferson

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Thomas Jefferson

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!

Samuel Adams


Video: How Reaganomics Destroyed The Middle Class :thumb335925827:


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Inequality Matters by Crazywulf
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Please Redistribute by Crazywulf

Freedom of expression enables democracy to work and allows us to participate in decision-making. We cannot exercise our right to vote very well if we don't have free access to ideas or able to express our views freely. Violations of freedom of expression usually bring with it violations of freedom of association and freedom of assembly.

We must Question! We must Speak Out!!!


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Cornel West-Why Support Occupy by CrazywulfWhat is ACTA? by Crazywulf
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Occupy Oakland Flash by CrazywulfThe Harder They Come by Crazywulf The Rich get it. by Crazywulf

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Recent Journal Entries

Maui County is ground zero for GMO and associated pesticide experimentation and it is making people sick. Monsanto claims it is a farming ban although only 1% of farms use GMOs. They claim they'll lay off their workers although they have extensive nonGMO seed operations. They claim that GMOs are safe but they are afraid that the study will show they are not. They claim that backyard gardeners will be subject to arrest but the initiative only punishes DELIBERATE planting of GMOs. Any plant in the ground can go through harvest and be replanted with nonGMO. They claim it hurts farmers but they're the only ones growing GMOs except for a tiny number of coffee, squash and corn that is GMOs. In fact, THEY have harmed local farmers by their claims because now people are avoiding local nonOrganic produce because they are under the misapprehension that local produce is all GMO.

On Nov. 4, residents of Maui County (which includes Maui, Molokai and Lanai islands) will vote on whether to place an immediate moratorium on all genetically modified farming in the county.

Kauai and Hawaii counties already passed regulations on the agricultural biotechnology industry last year, but if the Maui initiative passes, it would be the most restrictive law against biotech in the state.

The Sustainable Hawaiian Agriculture for the Keiki and the Aina (or SHAKA) Movement submitted the moratorium to the Maui County Council earlier this year. The movement collected 9,062 valid signatures to get it added to the ballot; it represents the county’s first-ever citizen-initiated bill.

If passed, SHAKA’s moratorium would be in effect until Maui County conducts an environmental and public health analysis of genetically engineered crops. The bill would also require biotech companies to fund the analysis.

Any business knowingly growing GMO crops during this time would be fined up to $50,000 per day.

Monsanto Co. and Mycogen Seeds, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences, both currently operate farms on Molokai and Maui and employ about 600 people combined. State economists have projected that if the bill passes and all employees are laid off, Maui’s unemployment rate would rise from 4.7 to 5.5 percent.

SHAKA argues, “There is no need for job loss as these companies can switch back to non-GMO seed crop production.” But Mycogen Seeds, which farms GMO crops on 80 percent of its farms, told Honolulu Civil Beat that “it may ultimately lead us to seriously consider shutting down our operations on Molokai.”

Monsanto & Dow spent over $800,000 in TV ads just in Sept and the total must be over $2million by now or even more. These ads are complete lies.
July August 2014    politico .com  
www.politico.com/magazine/stor…


Memo: From Nick Hanauer
To: My Fellow Zillionaires


The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats


You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for which I was the first nonfamily investor. Then I founded aQuantive, an Internet advertising company that was sold to Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion. In cash. My friends and I own a bank. I tell you all this to demonstrate that in many ways I’m no different from you. Like you, I have a broad perspective on business and capitalism. And also like you, I have been rewarded obscenely for my success, with a life that the other 99.99 percent of Americans can’t even imagine. Multiple homes, my own plane, etc., etc. You know what I’m talking about. In 1992, I was selling pillows made by my family’s business, Pacific Coast Feather Co., to retail stores across the country, and the Internet was a clunky novelty to which one hooked up with a loud squawk at 300 baud. But I saw pretty quickly, even back then, that many of my customers, the big department store chains, were already doomed. I knew that as soon as the Internet became fast and trustworthy enough—and that time wasn’t far off—people were going to shop online like crazy. Goodbye, Caldor. And Filene’s. And Borders. And on and on.

Realizing that, seeing over the horizon a little faster than the next guy, was the strategic part of my success. The lucky part was that I had two friends, both immensely talented, who also saw a lot of potential in the web. One was a guy you’ve probably never heard of named Jeff Tauber, and the other was a fellow named Jeff Bezos. I was so excited by the potential of the web that I told both Jeffs that I wanted to invest in whatever they launched, big time. It just happened that the second Jeff—Bezos—called me back first to take up my investment offer. So I helped underwrite his tiny start-up bookseller. The other Jeff started a web department store called Cybershop, but at a time when trust in Internet sales was still low, it was too early for his high-end online idea; people just weren’t yet ready to buy expensive goods without personally checking them out (unlike a basic commodity like books, which don’t vary in quality—Bezos’ great insight). Cybershop didn’t make it, just another dot-com bust. Amazon did somewhat better. Now I own a very large yacht.

But let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship. And what do I see in our future now?

I see pitchforks.

At the same time that people like you and me are thriving beyond the dreams of any plutocrats in history, the rest of the country—the 99.99 percent—is lagging far behind. The divide between the haves and have-nots is getting worse really, really fast. In 1980, the top 1 percent controlled about 8 percent of U.S. national income. The bottom 50 percent shared about 18 percent. Today the top 1 percent share about 20 percent; the bottom 50 percent, just 12 percent.

But the problem isn’t that we have inequality. Some inequality is intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.

And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.

If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.
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Dezz101 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for accepting my anarchy lighter.  It's much appreciated.  I shall endeavour to submit more and better stuff in the future.  Thanks again
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
We love yer stuff.  Keep 'em coming.
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Dezz101 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any requests? I need the practice
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Bankers.  I haven't seen a good original banker poster in a while.  :)
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IgorBird122 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Has anyone gotten a weird thing that the U.S. agencies have blocked your computer?
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Phant0mQueen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Another petition, though a different person. I'm trying to get people to sign something telling congress to restore the Voting Rights Act [link], if you don't have an account with We The People (White House Petitions) it's really easy to make one. Please consider putting in the time to help those of us effected by the act being struck down.
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Niru-kun Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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Apocapus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Hi, I need help.

This petition will fail if we don't get more people signing it.

This is the petition to force congress to wear sponsored patches so that everyone can see who their donors are.

[link]
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NAKT-HAG Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for acceptance into the group!
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tyler9862 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sick of being nice:

:iconpoasterchild: is an awful trolling individual who does not stand for occupy at all. He uses it as a disguise to pass his art through that really isn't art at all. I'm sick of it.
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