Category Archives: Corporate Greed

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ Speaker John Boehner to resign from Congress – And Vox has a thorough review of why. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Illegal Abortion Is Dangerous, Birth Control Works, and Other Inconvenient Truths for Pro-Lifers  ♀ 15 Years On, Conservatives Are Still Trying to Kill the Abortion Pill ♀ When “Pro-Life” Means “Anti-Birth Control” ♀ Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process ♀ Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban ♀ PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too ♀ Stat check: No, women couldn’t just “go somewhere else” if Planned Parenthood closed ♀ Senate halts Planned Parenthood defund bid – And thereby averts another government shutdown. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Special Labor Day Lead Story ♀ Women in mostly male workplaces exhibit psychological stress response  They encounter social isolation, performance pressures, sexual harassment, obstacles to mobility, moments of both high visibility and invisibility, co-workers’ doubts about their competence, and low levels of workplace social support. – Read the full article

Koch Brothers Populist Message – To The Rich

This is f*cking hilarious. Charles Koch, selling a rich-man’s populism to, who else, hundreds of rich men in the ballroom of an uber-luxury resort. In Koch’s words (with my emphasis and comments added): History demonstrates that when the American people get motivated by an issue of justice that they believe is just, extraordinary things can be accomplished. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Racism

Lead Story ♀ The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.” Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? – Read the full article

Wall Street Helped Destroy the Economy of Greece

With all of the hand-wringing today over the results of the Greek referendum, rejecting an even deeper austerity package and bailout, there are plenty of conservatives online working hard to mislead the public. Just as they did during the American financial crisis, they’re shifting the blame away from investment firms and Wall Street and blaming the people – the lazy, irresponsible Greek people. – Read the full article

Raise The Estate Tax!

Robert Reich, by way of – Read the full article

Scott Walker – Corporate Lap Dog

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Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and LGBTQ

Lead Story ♀ Wealth Inequality Is Now As Bad As It Was During The 1920s Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Abortion Rights at Risk: The GOP Opens a New Front in the War on Women ♀ Petition: President Obama: #HelmsHurts ♀UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES COST FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS $21 BILLION IN 2010 ♀I had an abortion because of extreme morning sickness. – Read the full article

Will Offshore Blackmailers Win Again?

Congress might be poised to kowtow to corporate offshore blackmailers again, according to Reuters News Service: Democrat Barbara Boxer of California and Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky called for allowing businesses to pay 6.5 percent corporate income tax on foreign profits brought into the country from overseas, instead of the current 35 percent rate, which they largely avoid. – Read the full article

Jamie Dimon: Too Darned Many Regulators!

Jamie Dimon Thinks Banks Have Too Many Regulators to Deal With In a conference call with reporters last week, JPMorgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, complained that there are too many regulators watching the big banks: “In the old days, you dealt with one regulator when you had an issue, maybe two. – Read the full article

In Defense of Obama

Paul Krugman authored an at length & POSITIVE foreshadowing critique of history’s judgment of the Obama Presidency in Rolling Stone. He surmises the momentous issues both successes /failures of healthcare, financial reform, national security, economy, social change and head winds arising from the environmental movement guide legislation.  – Read the full article

Big Energy Sticking It To The Little Guy is reporting on a Wisconsin utility company that is not only raising their customer’s fixed rates by a whopping 75%, they are slapping penalty charges on homeowners with solar panels who sell their excess electricity back to the grid – to the tune of $220 per year. – Read the full article