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I just purchased this book from Amazon.com​ as I want to learn more about American organized resistance to the 1%during the gilded age. From this review: 'He reminds readers that although “class war” is considered un-American today, bracing populist rhetoric was once the lingua franca of the nation. American presidents bashed “moneycrats” and “economic royalists,” and immigrant garment workers demanded not just “bread and roses” but threatened “bread or blood.” Among many such arresting anecdotes is one featuring the railway tycoon George Pullman. When he died in 1897, Fraser writes, “his family was so afraid that his corpse would be desecrated by enraged workers, they had it buried at night . . . in a pit eight feet deep, encased in floors and walls of steel-reinforced concrete in a lead-lined casket covered in layers of asphalt and steel rails.”'
Unlike their 19th-century counterparts, today’s superrich face little organized opposition.
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From the comments: "I've stopped trying to figure out what Republicans want. My wants are simple: I want a president who won't break the backs of our citizens on the wheel of economic inequality, who isn't a homophobe or a misogynist or a science denier or an embarrassment on the world stage. So much for Bush. Who else have you got?"
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Jeff Jackson is my hero and my faith in NC legislators is returning. Carson
When his colleagues at the North Carolina General Assembly didn't show up for work on Tuesday, State Sen. Jeff Jackson was surprised - but he made the most of his day at the office. He joins Alex Wagner to talk about his unusual day.
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Another excellent editorial by Paul Krugman. My favorite comment: "The public's misunderstanding of debt and deficits didn't just create itself out of thin air. The Right has been peddling this nonsense for decades. It is now Republican anti-government, anti-tax dogma, closely related to Reagan's Eleventh Commandment to "starve the beast". Corporations, One-percenters, and many businessmen love this economic rubbish because a deflationary economy is one which has no wage rate/living standard improvements and no threat of tax increases, even when corporations have reduced their share of the tax load to a whopping five percent.  The public buys the economic rubbish because the Right has created an entire echo chamber industry devoted to further enriching the obscenely wealthy... The public never catches on because, as Elizabeth Warren puts it, "the game is rigged"- there is nothing remotely comparable on the progressive side to offset the lying."
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Putin is the Adolf Hitler of the current global political sphere. The next few years could be a prelude to another large scale military action in Europe. I hope European and American political leaders have the insight and courage to prepare for the coming test of wills.
Evidence is increasing that Russian troops and Russian equipment have been pouring into eastern Ukraine again.
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I do not typically republish op-ed pieces I disagree with but this one is so illuminating of the Republican tax mind set I could not resist. From the comments: 
'"based not on redistribution but on growth, work and opportunity"
That is gross. It is beyond just a lie, all the way into calculated destruction of what America was at its best, postwar.
The Republicans have been following a policy based on redistribution upward. They've taken all of whatever growth there has been, and more, all for their privileged elite given tax breaks and huge financial rescues for any bad bets.  
It is the Republicans who have impeded growth, who have insisted that "stimulus" be largely tax breaks for them, instead of projects to grow the economy by rebuilding infrastructure and investing in the future. This article if published at all ought to be accompanied by a damning editorial commentary on lies and sabotage of good governance.'
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"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power." - FDR
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Wow! Mark Bittman​ writing about a political path to the utopian singularity. My favorite comment: 
"This is an exciting prescient piece. You should write about this topic on a regular basis. A stunning revelation, "And there was even John Maynard Keynes, who suggested that a 15-hour workweek would eventually be considered full-time." This is my personal favorite solution. It is not an original idea with me but it was generated in a conversation that I had with Wassily Leontief during the deep, double-dip recession in the early 1980's. That was a very painful recession and many people lost their jobs and businesses. Dr. Leontief, who was a Noble Laureate, wrote a piece in Scientific American, "The Distribution of Work and Income", he seemed to have a long-term world view of economics and could see that we were working our way into a future that would not generate enough jobs to provide a decent standard of living in industrialized countries. 
His theory was that by significantly reducing the work week and still pay a living wage, the new leisure time would create even more demand for new products and services that would expand the economy. It made a lot of human behavior and economic sense to me and every time, I have the opportunity to write or talk on the subject of the distribution of work and income, I make this suggestion. 
We have an instinct to pursue pleasure. It is hardwired in our primitive brain. I am reasonably certain that starting with a 3.5 day work week with an 8 hour day for the equivalent livable income would set the World economy humming."
We need a future where the robots benefit all of us, not just the rich.
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This article is a good read but the comments are really good. My favorite comment is from annenigma in montana: "Workers aren't just required to sign NDA's, they are also ordered not to make eye contact with the owners if they see them. This is the situation for some home contractors working in Whitefish, Montana, home of billionaires and millionaires who are under the delusion that they are special someones. That's right - workers must avert their eyes. It's a wonder they aren't told to bow too. Definitely do not attempt to shake hands.  It's not like the rich actually make eye contact with us anyway, so why bother with the special instructions? To remind us of our place and of their dominance, power, and control. We might have won our independence from the King, but we've coming full circle with rich petty tyrants who think they rule us all. Actually, considering that they bought and own our government, they do." Wow, let the revolution begin.
Lesser and major luminaries in the tech world are demanding that contractors and tradesmen working on their homes sign nondisclosure agreements.
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From the comments: "Austerity has developed like a virus epidemic replicating itself in the US and EU, but the EU countries vary widely in severity. Successful EU countries like in Northern Europe had a stronger tradition of public spending. Thus they could survive and fight off the virulent Austerity bug better than say the US, where govt. itself is vilified by the dominant party. And our other party is too weak to fight off the Austerity malady. 
The US has for a much longer time been led by budget cutters as the essential policy of the dominant GOP, so it’s become a norm. We don’t even know we are sick! But then our election financing is uniquely and legally dominated by big $$$ for the top 0.1%"
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From the comments: "Glad to hear Mr. Ramos speaking up and directly confronting the Republicans. This is what we need all journalists to do. They have been treated with kid gloves, like you treat VIPS, instead of challenging them regarding their lack of ideas. Anti-Obama anything, anti-science, anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-abortion, but pushing God, guns, and tax cuts for the wealthy. That's the extent of GOP toolbox. We need a stronger response by journalists and any moderator of debates. The Republicans have been getting away with so much nonsense in the media that we are not getting a rational discussion."
Mr. Ramos, the influential Univision and Fusion anchor, has begun criticizing Republicans over their immigration stance, posing a challenge to their 2016 hopes.
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I am not surprised to see the Republican majority continuing their political agenda instead of working on the serious issues that face this country. Eventually the American electorate will wake up and roll the Congressional majority back to the center. I hope it is not to late. From the editorial: "Republicans apparently see value in trying to sabotage any possible success for Mr. Obama, even if it harms American interests."
House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel defies diplomatic norms and common sense.
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That flag in the background looks like a KKK getup.  Netanyahu is a disgusting malefactor.
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    1982
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  • Symmetricom
    Hardware Manager, 2011 - 2013
  • Cisco systems, Inc.
    Manager and engineer, Hardware design, 1995 - 2011
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    1990 - 1995
  • Bell Labs
    Member, Technical Staff, 1982 - 1990
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