Richard Wright: Bill Moyers on Politicians and Money Launderers in the Trafficking of Power and Policy

Richard Wright

Moyers is a sanctimonious preacher who sometimes speaks the truth.

Bill Moyers: “Our Politicians Are Money Launderers in the Trafficking of Power and Policy”

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
Public Citizen 40th Gala
Washington, DC
October 20, 2011

I am honored to share this occasion with you. No one beyond your collegial inner circle appreciates more than I do what you have stood for over these 40 years, or is more aware of the battles you have fought, the victories you have won, and the passion for democracy that still courses through your veins. The great progressive of a century ago, Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin – a Republican, by the way – believed that “Democracy is a life; and involves constant struggle.” Democracy has been your life for four decades now, and would have been even more imperiled today if you had not stayed the course.

VIDEO (21:15):  Bill Moyers keynote at Public Citizen’s 40th Anniversary Gala

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Nov 3

#OWS: List of Senators Up for Re-Election in 2012

These specific individuals are the starting point for a nation-wide move to demand the Electoral Reform Act of 2012.

ARIZONA:  Jon Kyl, Republican
CALIFORNIA:  Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
CONNECTICUT:  Joseph Lieberman, Independent
DELAWARE:  Thomas Carper, Democratic
FLORIDA:  Bill Nelson, Democratic
HAWAII:  Daniel Akaka, Democratic
INDIANA:  Richard Lugar, Republican
MAINE:  Olympia Snowe, Republican
MARYLAND:  Benjamin Cardin, Democratic
MASSACHUSETTS:  Scott Brown, Republican
MICHIGAN:  Debbie Stabenow, Democratic
MINNESOTA:  Amy Klobuchar, Democratic
MISSISSIPPI:  Roger Wicker, Republican
MISSOURI:  Claire McCaskill, Democratic
MONTANA:  Jon Tester, Democratic
NEBRASKA:  Ben Nelson, Democratic
NEVADA:  John Ensign, Republican
NEW JERSEY:  Robert Menendez, Democratic
NEW MEXICO:  Jeff Bingaman, Democratic
NEW YORK:  Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic
NORTH DAKOTA:  Kent Conrad, Democratic
OHIO:  Sherrod Brown, Democratic
PENNSYLVANIA:  Robert Casey, Jr., Democratic
RHODE ISLAND:  Sheldon Whitehouse, Democratic
TENNESSEE:  Bob Corker, Republican
TEXAS:  Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican
UTAH:  Orrin Hatch, Republican
VERMONT:  Bernard Sanders, Independent
VIRGINIA:  Jim Webb, Democratic
WASHINGTON:  Maria Cantwell, Democratic
WEST VIRGINIA:  Carte Goodwin, Democratic
WISCONSIN:  Herb Kohl, Democratic
WYOMING:  John Barrasso, Republican

See Also:

Electoral Reform Working Group Preliminary 2 Pages (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Statement of Demand 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Electoral Reform Act of 2012 3.2 (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

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Oct 28

Reference: Smart Nation Act Draft (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Proposed Legislation: The Smart Nation Act

Institutionalizing Open Source Information Exploitation

and Multinational Information Sharing Beneficial to All

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Oct 24

Reference: Open Source Agency Synopsis (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Open Source Intelligence Requires an Open Source Agency

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Oct 24

Mini-Me: Army of Unemployed Persistent Structural Issue

Who? Mini-Me?

Army of unemployed is now entrenched in U.S.

Commentary: Structural woes in economy creating ‘permanent underclass’

Howard Gold

Wall Street Journal, 14 October 2011

The public knew this much earlier than economists or pundits did, and as for politicians — don’t ask!

. . . . .

Listen to Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, in a speech a couple of weeks ago.

“These numbers are troubling, especially when more than 40% of the unemployed, or some six million people, have been out of work for 27 weeks or longer,” he said.

“Millions of unemployed workers may take longer to find jobs because their skills have depreciated or they may need to seek employment in other sectors. These structural issues will take time to resolve. Jobs and workers will need to be reallocated across the economy, which is a long and slow process.”

Read full article.

Phi Beta Iota:  The US Government is in grid-lock, with 1950’s mind-sets, 1970’s technologies, and 1990’s spendthrift ways–in other words, it is completely out of touch with reality and has no idea how to cope with the need to retrain a quarter of the population across all age groups in a year or two.  Hint:  bail out the public, not the banks and certainly not the multiple complexes of corruption.  Start by using military to ingest the entire unemployed population into receiving and retraining centers with full salary for each individual committing to retraining.

See Also:

Read Howard Gold’s analysis “White-Collar Recession, Blue-Collar Depression” on MoneyShow.com

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Oct 14

Cynthia McKinney: US & Israel Against Africa & Arabia

Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney, 10 October 2011.

Third of Four Installments on Libya: Israel and Libya

Once again, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya peels away the veneer of legitimacy and deception enveloping the U.S./NATO genocide currently taking place in Libya. In his first article, Nazemroaya exposed the mechanism by which the world came to “know” of the need for a humanitarian intervention in the Libyan Arab Jamahirya and U.S./NATO admissions of targeted assassination attempts against the Leader of the 1969 Libyan Revolution, Muammar Qaddafi. In his first of these four installments since his return from Libya, Nazemraoya makes it clear that there never was any evidence given to the United Nations or the International Criminal Court to warrant or justify United Nations Resolutions 1970 and 1973 or current U.S./NATO operations inside Libya.

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Oct 12

Mini-Me: Katrina vanden Heuvel on Electoral Reform

Who? Mini-Me?

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, writer for the Nation was interviewed on Democracy Now and mentioned electoral reform (after Danny Schecter segment) in hopes that it would sprout from/around Occupy Wall Street.

Independent Media Stalwarts Katrina vanden Heuvel & Danny Schechter Speak Out at Occupy Wall Street

Democracy Now!, 11 October 2011

“The moral clarity of this movement is what I think has moved people to get up and walk and be in motion,” says Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine. “And what’s so interesting to me is—I was here last Wednesday for the march to Foley Square—that so many groups, which have been trying to get some energy, are finding the spark in here and coming together.” [includes rush transcript]

QUOTE:  “The moral clarity of this movement is what I think has moved people to get up and walk and be in motion,” says Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine. “And what’s so interesting to me is—I was here last Wednesday for the march to Foley Square—that so many groups, which have been trying to get some energy, are finding the spark in here and coming together.” [includes rush transcript]

Phi Beta Iota:  Katrina’s interview begins at 41:20.  A pox on the two-party tyranny–one bird, two wings, same shit.  OccupyWallStreet is not just independent, but independent of those who pretend to organize “independents.”

See Also:

#ElectoralReform #OWS Two-Sided Demand Hand-Out

#OccupyWallStreet Rolling Update + US Revolution RECAP

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Oct 11