15 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

!5 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

The One Kent Coalition, a secretive organization that includes the DeVos family, continues to push legislation promoted by ALEC, the Mackinac Center and Michigan Leaders for Business to consolidate local government in a new corporate metropolitan oligarchy

The legislation, ostensibly introduced to eliminate barriers to economic development, would consolidate and centralize all local governmental authority and powers, transfer ownership of all public assets and property, and abolish local representative government in the state of Michigan.  A proposal may be on the ballot as early as November 2011.  The draft legislation (see link below) lists the broad powers the CEO and commission will have in a new […]

2011: Americans re-take their country from psychopathic, Orwellian fascists

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com 2011 in America: US unlawful Wars of Aggression: expressly against multiple UN National Security Council Resolutions forbidding US use of military force. Rapacious looting of our economy by political pimps and Wall Street criminal frauds. US “political leadership” criminally mass-murdering millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. US “political leadership”attacking Americans in […]

CAFR: UC budget fully funded with one-fifth of one percent of CA state “investments”

source. The UC system had a budget deficit for this ending school year of $0.65 billion. The policy response was to deny 2,300 students enrollment, lay-off over 2,000 faculty and staff, furlough teaching days and cut 10% salaries, and raise tuition by 32%. For less than one-fifth of one percent of the investment total of […]

Iraq war 8th year: All “intelligence” for war proven as Orwellian and treasonous lies. Now what do we do?

3 videos live at source; also go there to witness and engage in comments with Operation Mockingbird disinfo assets! When US government “leaders” told known lies to unlawfully invade Iraq seven years ago, they committed the crime of treason by levying war against our own soldiers and Constitution. Corporate media are complicit in treason as […]

Minneapolis Schools: Lock Down!

As one commentator immediately above noted, it would be worth our time to ‘stop and frisk’ our society and try to critically examine what’s causing the social despair, capitulation to “lock-down” policies, calls for military tribunals and the outsourcing of fear to law enforcement. If we don’t, we might find ourselves all locked down in the sweltering serenity of Aldous Huxley’s, Brave New World, if we aren’t already.

A Public-Private Partnership? What is the economic relationship between EMOs and traditional public schools and/or charter schools?

In fact, the use of the term ‘partnership’ is the real key to understanding the way EMOs have framed the issue for the public, insofar as the term implies a mutual playing ground between parties in the contract. According to Jonathan Kozol, educational writer and best selling author: One of the early strategies employed by private corporations to soften resistance to their presence in our public schools was the creation of so-called business partnerships between the poorest inner-city schools and large companies. The financial side of the partnership usually turned out to be inconsequential. Kerr-McGee, the multinational petrochemical giant, gave one impoverished public school in Oklahoma City the trivial annual sum of $36 for each pupil. In return, one of the company’s executives was appointed to direct a “governance committee” to oversee the school operations, and the school consented to be known not simply as a public elementary school but as an “Enterprise School”.