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Knowledge of Today: Owned & Operated - A film about Humanity and the World we've built for Ourselves

Knowledge of Today: Owned & Operated - A film about Humanity and the World we've built for Ourselves | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The real revolution is the Revolution of Consciousness. Join the Global Shift in Awareness!
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 29, 2013 7:46 AM

Powerful!

 

Share with friends that might care, maybe even a few that don't yet know they should. The language is offensive to many that believe something is just as strong said so that even a 5 year old could repeat it. This is “Pushback” Propaganda for sure...but so was "Smokey the Bear" and is "Just Say No to Drugs".

 

We willing promoted these propaganda campaigns knowing it was propaganda designed to change behavior we all knew was best to change, but hard to change. That is what I call "pushback" propaganda that society often needs to turn us around to where we know we need to go. We don't see this on mainstream media because this is not the thinking, anti-consumer propaganda they want people to have in their head. This is the push back against the ideas that have been much less obviously placed into our heads that have shaped our less conscious behavior and our lives.

 

People go to churches and temples much for the same purpose...to help each other remember what's important and repeat those things often enough to shape our lives around those values. That is a push back against ideas and values that misdirect our lives and values.

 

This film begs people to live life with fuller awareness, not to depress people, but to first see the situation we need to answer. By looking at that situation together we will more likely find solutions and commitments to follow through to shape society and lives where fewer have reasons to be depressed when they look at the world and people around them.

 

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Citizens United Backlash From CA to NYC Urging Congress to Overturn Corporate Personhood

DemocracyNow.org — Adding to a growing nationwide backlash against the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, California lawmakers have introduced a re...
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Iraq Invasion Anniversary: What it Feels like to be Ahead of Your Time | Nomadic Politics

On the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq invasion, I wondered what it felt like to have made the right call before the war. What did it feel like to be on the right side of history?
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I remember the flag waving, the people telling me,"We will get free oil." so I can easily empathise with Micheal Moore. Take a trip to the past with this video documented piece. The one missing was the protesters being shot with rubber bullets in California. Some of us don't fit the blind obedience mold.

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The '147 People' Destroying the US Economy

The '147 People' Destroying the US Economy | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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I have read Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig. I must say this article is a numeric explainaton of it. Reality is lost when it comes to the needs of people, since the only ones giving answers are the 147 people around the leaders. This is a very accurate story. 

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Tell Obama to Veto the Monsanto Protection Act | OSGATA

Tell Obama to Veto the Monsanto Protection Act | OSGATA | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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Monica S Mcfeeters's comment, March 27, 2013 5:45 AM
In case some haven't heard what is upsetting about section 735 of HR 933, it is the monsanto rider that allows biotech companies to ignore court orders to halt or stop production while they are being required to offer more evidence of safety and benefit to the public. This says that court orders can actually be ignored by these companies as they go about planting what too often is millions of acres even though they were ordered not to do this. Companies that pay big money to place the right people in office to do their bidding should not be allow to be above the laws the rest of the people of the land must obey. That's what this push back is all about. The rider had been removed then magically reappeared as the final bill was voted on. Worth following on a regular basis as it involves a massive conversion of our traditional food supply to genetically altered crops and much of this transformation takes place through political control and large sums of money to put the right people in the right public offices to ensure these companies gain more control over our food supply. When you start reading you realize this political placement has been laid strategically in place over the last 20 years and until very recently went unnoticed and unchallenged.
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Ironic Warnings from Pat Robertson and Donald Trump | Nomadic Politics

Ironic Warnings from Pat Robertson and Donald Trump | Nomadic Politics | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Pat Robertson of the CBN's 700 Club and Donald Trump supply two examples of the Conservatives complete inability to understand irony.
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Israelis must push leaders for peace, Obama says - World - CBC News

Israelis must push leaders for peace, Obama says - World - CBC News | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Israel to reverse an undertow of isolation and for its citizens to demand change from their leaders in order to secure peace.
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This was my favorite part. Where Obama tells the most honest truth I've heard in a long time from a politican. He speaks to everyone on the whole globe about every important cause that has too often in history been the absolute fact when he says this sad truth about leaders around the world. People must come together and push leaders for peace and any other important change or it won't happen!


"Obama stressed in a speech on Thursday to university students at the ..."Speaking as a politician, I can promise you this: political leaders will ...He later told a news conference in Ramallah that Palestinians ... The Associated Press2013 ..."

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Press "1" For Democracy welcomes Public Citizen - Mar 26,2013

Press "1" For Democracy welcomes Public Citizen - Mar 26,2013 | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Press [1] For Democracy Partner Spotlight: Public Citizen's Shareholder Actions This Monday at 10 p.m.
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This should be a great discussion! Tune in if you can.


We all know about the lobbyist that work for corporations and business interest. This group works for consumer interest and with the army of corporate lobbyist we need to enlist more people to work for the consuming public like this group does.


Here's some info from wikipedia about Public Citizen and you can check there and google for more to learn more about the group:


Public Citizen advocates for the public interest before all three branches of the United States federal government.[1] Its five divisions include: Congress Watch; Energy; Global Trade Watch; the Health Research Group; and Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally prominent public interest law firm founded by Alan Morrison and known for its Supreme Court and appellate practice.[2]

Broadly speaking, Public Citizen favors robust corporate accountability and strong government regulation, particularly in the areas of transporthealthcare, andnuclear power. The organization's priorities range from campaign finance reform to drug and auto safety and financial reform. The unifying theme is an effort to curb the impact of corporate power on American democracy.[1]

Public Citizen's pro-regulatory stance has been criticized by business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,[3] as well as by free-market non-profit institutes such as the Cato Institute,[when?] among others.[clarification needed]


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Jeff Merkley - Fighting for Oregon in the U.S. Senate: Home

Jeff Merkley - Fighting for Oregon in the U.S. Senate: Home | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
RT @BartNaylor: Senate approves Merkley resolve to combat TBTJail http://t.co/h42LA2kLj1
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Jeff Merkley is looking out for not only Oregon....call and say "Thanks!" There are very few standing up against big money and they need us to stand firmly with them.


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“Under our American system of justice – where Lady Justice is blindfolded – there should never be a prosecution-free zone. But that is what our Department of Justice created on Tuesday, December 11. They chose to fine, but not indict or prosecute, HSBC for laundering over $800 million in illicit drug money and $600 million in transactions that violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Cuba and others. Too big to jail is wrong under our Constitution that promises equality under the law and we must end it.”

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Virtual Townhall: Coffee Party Three Years Later - Mar 24,2013

Virtual Townhall: Coffee Party Three Years Later - Mar 24,2013 | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Three years ago, Coffee Party went from a viral Facebook page to a national organization asking people in America to organize locally. Three years later, what have we learned? What are the local groups doing now?
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Get your coffee or tea, water, juice or cola & Join In and tune in at 2:30 today from this link. Just click the title to go to the virual town hall meeting.

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Coffee Party Radio: Politics Done Right w/Egberto Willies– Solutions To Income/Wealth Disparity Sat 12–2PM CST

Coffee Party Radio: Politics Done Right w/Egberto Willies– Solutions To Income/Wealth Disparity Sat 12–2PM CST | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies Saturday 12:00 Noon Central/1:00 PM Eastern Call In, talk and/or Listen: (646) 929-2495 Listen On Computer/Smartphone Live/Podcast: HERE This week’s show I must admit that my blog writing this week was not...
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Another enlighting afternoon. Tune in.

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Republicans Launch Mission To Turn Up Their Digital Game

Republicans Launch Mission To Turn Up Their Digital Game | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Democrats are winning the digital arms race, a recent GOP report concludes. Republicans say Democrats have a built-in advantage: that many technology and social media experts aren't Republican.
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It appears that the Republicans have decided that if they just dress their ideas in new clothes (digital coolness) no one will notice the real shape underneath those clothes. Well maybe new clothes will work better for them then it does for me. 

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Pressure Mounts On SEC for Corporate Disclosure of Political Spending

Pressure Mounts On SEC for Corporate Disclosure of Political Spending | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A letter signed by 70 congressional representatives over concern for corporate disclosure of political spending will impact SEC chair Mary Jo White's legacy
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Democracy Is for People | The Nation

Democracy Is for People | The Nation | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Eleven states and more than 400 cities and towns have called on Congress to put forward a constitutional amendment to reverse the disastrous Citizens ruling.
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Koch Brothers Exposed: the Film

This hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst is the latest from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald. Charles and David Koch are using their bi...
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This is a trailer of a film about the Koch Brothers. I have the full version on DVR. If you do watch it you will realize what they want to accomplish and they have the money to do it, unless we  say no. This is one of the best reasons I know to get money out of politics.

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Ralph Nader Talks Money in Politics and How Voting for the ‘Least Worst’ Candidate Corrupts Democracy

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This short video outlines how money courrupts in three areas; congress, unions and making things worse. Offering the idea of a the idea of a Third Party for 2016 and its benefits. I was a little startled by the mention of billonaires but 100 years ago some were the champions of the worker. This is worth the view.

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Senate Hearing on Citizens United

Sign the petition to keep corporate money and secret cash out of our elections by visiting http://democracyisforpeople.org/. A recent Supreme Court decision ...
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This is another very important push back about public interest vs huge amounts of money to win favors for private interest and profits for a few. This comes with a high cost to the everyone else that feels the affects of this politcal tinkering when officials that are elected to represent the interest of all find but feel obligated to reward those that richly supported them more than the general public they are intended to represent.

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Special: Koch Brothers Exposed | Link TV

Special: Koch Brothers Exposed | Link TV | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Koch Brothers Exposed is a hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. The film looks to uncover corruption by the billionaire brothers -- and points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy.
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Catch this documentary about the Koch Brothers on LinkTV!  All about the two guys that pretty well own the GOP and a good bit of what was once our democracy through the money they pour into groups like ALEC and many anti-public and pro-privatization Astroturf grass-roots organizations. Hardly anyone gets upset about responsible private ownership but some things are too priceless and important to allow them to be placed into private ownership and really demand we share ownership and responbsiblity of those activities and objects that should not be up for sale. These special things make our life liveable and successful and protect public interest. Those should not be up for sale and resale to the highest bidder or most powerful for mainly private personal gain. 

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Failed GOP Solutions: Is Marriage Really the Answer to Poverty in Oklahoma? 2/2 | Nomadic Politics

Failed GOP Solutions: Is Marriage Really the Answer to Poverty in Oklahoma? 2/2 | Nomadic Politics | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The second of two posts about Oklahoma, its Marriage Initiative promoting it as a solution to poverty.

The Heritage Foundation and Christian Right wing groups have spent a lot of money in states like Oklahoma promoting marriage as a solution to poverty. 

They will tell you that children in married families are 82% less likely to be poor.

Superficially they may seem to have a case. However, using Oklahoma as an example, the reality behind the claim quickly falls apart. 

The solution to poverty isn't simple but without  jobs that pay a sustainable wage, marriage isn't the answer and is quite likely to make the problem worse. 

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A clear look at Oklahoma's wages, poverty and healthcare. The state goernment has the abiltity to correct a lot of the problems, as outlined in the article, the author states. He also points out the ways employers use the system to their own advantage, single parents have nothing to do with poverty, Is marriage a cover for this. Will this become a national trend?

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A corker of a speech

A corker of a speech | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
"A SPEECH is just a speech," one particularly blasé Israeli peacenik remarked in the wake of Barack Obama's address to Israeli students in Jerusalem on March...
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A good assessment but I think it leaves my favorite part out.

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On The Media - The State of the News Media

On The Media - The State of the News Media | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
This week, the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism released its annual “State of the News Media” report, detailing the health, or in this case the frailty, of mainstream US media online and off.
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This is a great analysis! Take a moment to read over this and listen to the summary of the info and it will be well worth your time. The Pew Project on our mass media seems to be a fair assessment.

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Joseph Pomponio's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:32 AM

A very worth while read. You will get some good facts and analysis of the media you use, both onlineand off.

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The end of an era?

The end of an era? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
PAUL KRUGMAN writes:Let me make a broader point: we’ve now seen three island nations around Europe become huge international banking hubs relative to their GDPs,...
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"Hm. Well, the world's second largest economy maintains very tight controls over capital flows. The third largest economy is actively engaged in managing its currency. The sixth-largest economy has used capital controls to limit appreciation of its currency. Many of the world's other large economies are part of a monetary union actively experimenting with a handful of financial-repression mechanisms. The International Monetary Fund has taken the official position that the use of capital controls may be warranted as a financial stability tool. And so on. I would say that the era of free capital mobility is definitely on life-support."

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Amendments Pile Overnight On Senate Democrat's Symbolic Budget

Amendments Pile Overnight On Senate Democrat's Symbolic Budget | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It would be the first budget proposal in four years, calling for tax increases while sheltering safety net programs targeted by House Republicans.
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As this story reports on the numbers of the budget from the Senate with comparison to the House budget, I'm wondering; "Is this the Battle of the Titans or A Gap to Wide." One thing is sure, there will be plenty of posturing for thirty second sound bites to use in the 2014 elections.

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Michael Charney's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:04 AM

Do we really have time for all of this symbolic, will-never-go-anywhere legislation?

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Does The Grand Old Party Need Grand New Ideas?

Does The Grand Old Party Need Grand New Ideas? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Some people in the Grand Old Party think it's time for some new ideas, if Republicans want to win future elections.
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