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Wealthy bankers and businessmen plotted to overthrow FDR. A retired general foiled it.

Wealthy bankers and businessmen plotted to overthrow FDR. A retired general foiled it.

Some of the country’s wealthiest men – furious with President Franklin D. Roosevelt – decided to install a dictator who was more business friendly, according to the congressional testimony of a highly decorated Marine Corps general who was enlisted to participate in the 1933 coup. Amazing what lengths wealthy bankers will go … Continue reading Wealthy bankers and businessmen plotted to overthrow FDR. A retired general foiled it.

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America's Richest Companies Are Causing High Prices, Inflation

America’s Richest Companies Are Causing High Prices, Inflation

American monopolies consolidated market power for years. Now that there’s supply chain trouble, they can raise prices and blame it on the pandemic. This is exactly what’s happening. The economy is not BOOMING thus causing inflation. People don’t have so much money that they are on a shopping spree, driving up prices. … Continue reading America’s Richest Companies Are Causing High Prices, Inflation

The US Post Office to replace 75,000 vans with gas-guzzlers instead of EVS to supposedly save a few bucks

WTF?

The US Post Office to replace 75,000 vans with gas-guzzlers instead of EVS to supposedly save a few bucks

The service insists it’s the cheapest alternative. But its analysis is based on assumptions that critics and even other government agencies say are unrealistic, such as gasoline at $2.19 a gallon and charging stations that cost roughly $20,000 per facility. And those assumptions will form the bullseye of expected legal challenges that … Continue reading The US Post Office to replace 75,000 vans with gas-guzzlers instead of EVS to supposedly save a few bucks

Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change - The New York Times

Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change – The New York Times

A federal judge revoked Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases, ruling the Biden administration failed to consider climate change when it sold them. This should not be something the Biden administration gets wrong. The Democrats are supposed to be leading on addressing climate change, but this demonstrates that they currently are … Continue reading Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change – The New York Times

Timeline of Filibuster Helps Explain Why So Many Say It Now Needs to Go

Timeline of Filibuster Helps Explain Why So Many Say It Now Needs to Go

“The legislative process in Washington has gotten so dysfunctional that it doesn’t even make much sense at all anymore,” Sen. Joe Manchin said in 2011. “We have become paralyzed by the filibuster.” The Filibuster was not part of the Constitution, it was created by mistake over 200 years ago. Source: Timeline of … Continue reading Timeline of Filibuster Helps Explain Why So Many Say It Now Needs to Go

Texas Team Applauded for Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine to the World

Texas Team Applauded for Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine to the World

“We’re not trying to make money. We just want to see people get vaccinated.” In addition to being patent-free, which the current government funded Covid-19 vaccines should have been, Corbevax is also a protein subunit vaccine, like Novavax, meaning it’s a traditional type of vaccine developed using a protein of the actual … Continue reading Texas Team Applauded for Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine to the World

Voting Rights Tracker: What to Know About the U.S. Elections Fight - The New York Times

Voting Rights Tracker: What to Know About the U.S. Elections Fight – The New York Times

Since the 2020 election, Republicans have pursued a host of new voting restrictions across the country. Here’s where things stand. With a shrinking number of actual voters, one of the political parties in some states is trying to make access to voting more difficult for people from the other party. Will it … Continue reading Voting Rights Tracker: What to Know About the U.S. Elections Fight – The New York Times

Coal Miners Union Rebukes Manchin for Effort to Kill Build Back Better

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Coal Miners Union Rebukes Manchin for Effort to Kill Build Back Better

“Manchin has lost the coal miners with this latest betrayal,” said one labor reporter. Expressing disbelief that Manchin would jeopardize a fund that sent $40 million to West Virginia coal mining veterans in 2020—out of $162 million nationwide—The New Republic asked on Sunday, “Does Joe Manchin know that Build Back Better would … Continue reading Coal Miners Union Rebukes Manchin for Effort to Kill Build Back Better