“the Democratic National Committee has just rolled back essential restrictions on direct contributions from Wall Street and special interest lobbyists, opening the floodgates for even more money and influence from corporations and billionaires.” —The Other 98%
“Corporate Personhood is shorthand for the notion that a corporation must be treated as if it were a person with inherent unalienable rights.” — Huffington Post
The Story of Citizens United v. FEC – why we need to look at this situation.
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From FreePress —
Cable giant Charter wants in on the Los Angeles media market — and if its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable goes through, you’ll be stuck dealing with sky-high prices and another company with way too much control over our Internet connections.
Next week, you can tell the California Public Utilities Commission to vote NO on this disastrous deal.
WHAT: California Public Utility Commission Hearing on proposed Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger
WHEN: Tues., Jan. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: CPUC (auditorium), 320 West 4th St., Los Angeles
RSVP: *We’ll give you everything you need ahead of time to speak out.
This meeting has been scheduled so people in Los Angeles can speak directly with the CPUC about the merger. Your voice could really help sway this influential agency.
Could you speak out next Tuesday? RSVP now.
Charter has offered to pay a mind-boggling $90 billion to buy Time Warner Cable and the smaller cable company Bright House Networks. It’ll take on $27 billion in new debt on top of another $39 billion in existing debt — and will have to pay it back by overcharging customers nationwide.
Stop this merger from costing us even more to connect and communicate.
The biggest gas leak ever in California has been going on for 2 months. They don’t know when they will be able to stop it. With the force of a volcanic eruption, it is sending 100,000 pounds of methane into the air per hour.
Location: 20 miles south of Los Angeles.
Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Field in Los Angeles County, Dec. 9, 2015.
Near Porter Ranch
Methane in its gas form is an asphyxiant, which in high concentrations may displace the oxygen supply you need for breathing, especially in confined spaces. Decreased oxygen can cause suffocation and loss of consciousness. It can also cause headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and loss of coordination.
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What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America’s central bank.