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Profit Is King

Money

George Carlin, Prophet

Straight Pimpin'

"All money is dirty if you go back far enough." Martin Amis

Are We Not Men?

power corrupts

power corrupts

Profit Is King


Profit Is King

It can buy you a thing

It can make you a ring

Around your heart

Profit is King

Demanding and mean

Your fat it makes lean

For shark meat

Profit is King

The sorrow it brings

Is matched by its endless devouring

Profit is King

It can't dance or sing

But lives and the planet it's souring

Profit is King

Without compassion, his Queen

An umbrella you'll need for his showering

$$$$$$$$$

Blood Money

wash your hands

wash your hands

It's a racket!

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
Al Capone

Enraging, but true

why?

why?

What have we?

We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. -- Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

Bill Hicks Wisdom

not buying the dream

not buying the dream

Hungry for it All

money nourishes me

money nourishes me

No Loyalty to Country

Exhaustive Study Finds Global Elite Hiding Up to $32 Trillion in Offshore Accounts

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/7/31/exhaustive_s

Story of Man

Telling It Like It Is

The Untouchables: PBS documentary

http://video.pbs.org/video/2327953844

America's wealthiest donate 1.3% of their income, while the poorest donate 3.2%

Lower-income Americans are presumably no more intrinsically generous (or “prosocial,” as the sociologists say) than anyone else. However, some experts have speculated that the wealthy may be less generous—that the personal drive to accumulate wealth may be inconsistent with the idea of communal support. Last year, Paul Piff, a psychologist at UC Berkeley, published research that correlated wealth with an increase in unethical behavior: “While having money doesn’t necessarily make anybody anything,” Piff later told New York magazine, “the rich are way more likely to prioritize their own self-interests above the interests of other people.” They are, he continued, “more likely to exhibit characteristics that we would stereotypically associate with, say, assholes.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/04/why-the-rich-dont-give/309254/

Iggy Pop....the news

Modern Day Slavery

“The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up. Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners’ work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their workforce. The system feeds itself,” says a study by the Progressive Labor Party, which accuses the prison industry of being “an imitation of Nazi Germany with respect to forced slave labor and concentration camps.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289

Slave Labor?

2 cents a day

2 cents a day

This is Unconscionable

The 100 richest people in the world earned enough last year to end extreme poverty suffered by the poorest on the planet four times over, Oxfam has said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21094962

Syke!

how blind do you have to be?

how blind do you have to be?

Redistribution?

to the top!

to the top!

March 14, 2013

Senator Sherrod Brown explains, “The four largest behemoths, now ranging from $1.4 trillion to $2.3 trillion in assets, are the result of thirty-seven banks merging thirty-three times. In 1995, the six biggest US banks had assets equal to 18 percent of GDP. Today, they are about 63 percent of GDP.”

http://www.thenation.com/article/173336/sherrod-brown-goes-after-big-banks

When Banks Own the Loan

bondage

bondage

March 20, 2013

"WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of House lawmakers will move on legislation to deregulate Wall Street derivatives Wednesday, less than a week after Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) released a report on JPMorgan Chase.

"The road to hell is paved with these bills," said Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), an advocate of financial reform."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/wall-street-deregulation-_n_2910168.html

Teflon Dons

try and get me

try and get me

In Parting

I will end with something just recently said by Pope Francis.

"We must fight corruption with determination. It is an evil based on the worship of money and it offends human dignity."

And, of course, that old stand-by....Love of money is the root of all evil.

May your treasure be where your heart is.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2010 Leslie McCowen

Comments

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 24, 2021:

“How the Kremlin continued its social media influence campaign in the United States in 2020“

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2021/02/18/how-t...

This is going on here.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 22, 2021:

“Bush and Trump appointed 5 of the 9 SCOTUS justices.

Neither won the popular vote when they came into office, yet they got to shape the tone and tenor of the highest court in our land for decades to come.“

******

Obama should have gotten one, and Biden should have, too. McConnell stole them, just as Trump stole the 2016 election.

This is why we’re mad, and this is why your America will never work.

It is a minority. Just like the super rich have more wealth than 60% of all the rest……

So, it’s only 30% who share repub ideology, 18% of that are full blown maga. It’s not feasible, nor healthy.

The constraint are about to burst, tho. And it won’t be violent, it will be glorious.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 22, 2021:

The Kavanaugh Operation. How that bum got on the SC:

https://youtu.be/LH8g92pxIzo

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 19, 2021:

“Yuri Milner = Putin = Bratva = $$$$$$”

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3pbRroUcAIpdFS?format...

Bratva

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solntsevskaya_Bratva

Lady claims these are related:

Jeffrey Epstein

Lawrence Krauss

Stephen Pinker

Yale

MIT

John Brockman

Yuri Milner

Edge Foundation

Ghislaine Maxwell

Russia

Vladimir Putin

Oh god….Trumps uncle worked at MIT…..

*twilight zone music*

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 18, 2021:

“Apple and Google have deleted the Navalny app from their store as Duma elections begin, bowing to pressure from the government.”

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This, I think, applies to all of the internet. Everyone has to bow to certain powers to be a success…..possibly even exist.

Hubpages, just like anyone else. And I don’t mean algorithms, or SEO’s, i mean certain things are simply not allowed. Apparently, Opposition to Putin is one of them.

Google, the big search engine…..Owns you tube as well, must bow to certain powers?

Facebook, also owns Instagram….who funded it? Peter Theil,

Yuri Milner

Who started google? Sergei Brin, Larry Page

Not sure what it all means, but I find it really strange that on an American website(hubpages), you can bash to your hearts content any US president, but cannot touch Benjamin Netanyahu.

There has got to be a correlation.

And we already know Facebook has a VIP of untouchables.

Just strange that Putin can say, “get rid of it”, and google and apple comply.

Did Bibi do that, too?

Trump, as we now know, used to be a Facebook untouchable. Used to be on Twitter, as well….

But not anymore.

Who tells them all what to do? That is the big question.

And we will never know.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 17, 2021:

“Senator Mitch McConnell: “100 percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration.”

*****

What right does he have to do this to the majority of us who voted for this new administration?

He might as well be an insurrectionist, who tried to stop the certification of votes.

So, who is he doing this for, since we the people voted for it?

Ask yourselves for once.

Who does he work for?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 16, 2021:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_ab4FEUcBA9V3j?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 13, 2021:

“Lauren Boebert Says Government Should Be Run by ‘Righteous Men and Women of God’

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Too bad there aren’t any.

Oh, and that’s the CNP goal. No different than a caliphate. Gee, whose god, I wonder.

Derp

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 24, 2021:

“Ahmad Massoud leads the resistance in Afghanistan: “I will never accept an imposed peace for the sake of stability. Freedom and rights are much more important for us than being in a prison with stability.”

******

Uh huh. Doesn’t want Taliban rule. When “meet the new boss, same as the old boss” meets reality.

Maga so enamored of the Taliban…..Taliban is another ruler to define your freedoms.

And trust me, both they and you are anti freedom, if you’re me.

You don’t want freedom, you just want to rule.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 21, 2021:

Yeah, I call trump a Nazi. And?

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/trump-...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 20, 2021:

“An estimated 1.1 million children globally experienced the death of a primary caregiver as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, finds a study published by The Lancet medical journal this week. But what can be done to support these new Covid-19 orphans?”

*****

Covid deniers don’t care about these kids….you really believe they care about Afghanis?

C’mon.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 17, 2021:

Well well….I think I said this last week…..

“Public Education Is Set Up to Fail in the Pandemic”

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/delta-pu...

Private schools, such as Ted Cruz’s kids attend, have mask mandates. How can he stand there and tell you it’s not needed for public school kids?

Watch this……who is going to benefit by destroying public schools? Who has wanted it forever?

Plandemic, indeed.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 15, 2021:

@PalmerReport:

“Just a quick fk you to the major media outlets who are treating Biden far more harshly for trying to end the Afghanistan mess than they ever treated any Republican for creating the Afghanistan mess.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 12, 2021:

Texas Hospitals Are Already Overloaded. Doctors Are ‘Frightened by What Is Coming.’

******

Can there be a class action lawsuit for murder?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 09, 2021:

“Leading COVID models are predicting another 83,000-142,000 deaths in the United States between today and December 1st.

Those same models show that we could prevent 48,000-108,000 of those by simply wearing masks.

Get your shot. Wear a mask. Save someone’s life.“

*******

It does work. Provincetown went from 900 infected on July 4, and now at 23.

No one died. It’s contained.

That’s freedom. Freedom to live.

It’s worth it.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 06, 2021:

“Pediatricians across Palm Beach County are taking on social media, television and email to warn of a surge in COVID-19 cases among children both locally and across the state. They are concerned not only about the growing number of cases among the young but also about the severity of illness they are witnessing.”

*******

This. Could. Have . Been. Prevented.

It’s a crime.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 06, 2021:

Facemask mandate on Nantucket Island. Rise in cases and hospitalizations.....

I’m on the mainland, cape cod..... let’s see how long summer will last.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 02, 2021:

People have had enough. For a long time, now.

https://media-cldnry.s-nbcnews.com/image/upload/t_...

https://www.history.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2...

The reckoning is here.

Scatter and run, users……they’ll find you.

We’re changing the guard.

https://youtu.be/PXARzGdhx_Q

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 02, 2021:

“What do these corporations have in common?

Duke Energy

FedEx

T-Mobile

Penske

Kinder Morgan

Booz Allen Hamilton

Agilent

Edison

Salesforce

Textron

DISH Network

Ally Financial

Westlake Chemical

FirstEnergy

They paid nothing in federal income taxes from 2018 through 2020.“

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Mega churches pay no taxes, either. Can you think of how all these entities are using America? And why? Look at how the CEO’s live. Look at the mega churches…look. At. Them. They live like sha’s, full of oil money.

Kings, and queens.

This is not how it’s supposed to be.

In medieval times. Who was in power? Churches, kings, and the money men.

Who is in power now? Churches, wanna be kings and money men.

They USE people. USE America. So they can buy yachts and mansions and fly into space.

Covid has shown a lot. No more being used by you greedy pigs. It’s criminal what you have done to us. Criminal.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 01, 2021:

“Joe Manchin’s silence on the loss of over 1,400 West Virginia jobs can, union officials believe, be traced to the $30.8 million his daughter netted from the company’s sale.”

******

His demands that dems bow to republicans can be traced, too.

Koch industries.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 22, 2021:

“Just your periodic reminder that Mike Flynn and Rod Rosenstein were/are employed (and handsomely paid) by NSO Group.”

******

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp/i...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 19, 2021:

Just another day in the life.

“Energy Transfer Partners raked in $2.4b off the deadly TX winter grid collapse, more than any other energy company.

And after Greg Abbott & co let the natural gas industry off the hook again, CEO Kelcy Warren gave $1m to Abbott—the megadonor's biggest contribution ever in TX.”

Oh lalalalala

Yawwwwnnnnnnnnnn

Next.

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https://youtu.be/usNsCeOV4GM

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 14, 2021:

Christopher Morrison MD:

“To the other physicians on my timeline and on Twitter: I can’t stress enough how bad the situation with COVID is here in SW Missouri and there is no apparent end in sight. It’s imperative that you do everything in your power to try and get your community vaccinated.”

*******

Hmmmm…..who do I believe, this doctor, or F. Ucker Carlson?

Gosh, it’s so hard. I mean, F. Ucker knows more than this doctor, doesn’t he?

MAGA IS A DEATH CULT!

Fact.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 11, 2021:

“At least 52 killed in Bangladesh factory fire as workers trapped inside by an illegally locked door.”

Let’s hope some repercussions come! Godammit!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 07, 2021:

So trump is suing Twitter and Facebook….for censorship.

So I should sue hubpages.

I wasn’t personally attacking anyone.

I was banned for my political views.

And I’m not the only one.

If it’s good enough for trump, it’s good enough for me.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 05, 2021:

[They took] “… the compensation due to senior executives and cutting it into portions, the portions they were going to pay taxes on and the portions they were going to hand under the table and not pay taxes on”

“This is a real tax evasion scheme, not a fringe benefit scheme."

*******

Hi ivanka.

Good luck getting out of this one.

But you know, this is what rich people do…..all the time.

I was once audited because the IRS though I had fudged the mileage on my cleaning jobs…..that was like $36,000 wages for the year.

My mom died in 2020. We cashed out her IRA…..paid the tax on it. The IRS cashed it on May 24.

In June, I got a letter stating we had not paid taxes due, and hit us with late fees…..

Paid the late fees, and filed a claim to get the late fees back. Still waiting on all of it.

They have time to do all this for us, but trump and his family have been cheating taxes for decades? Including his judge sister.

That’s how it goes. America has been bought.

Sheldon Whitehouse is my hero right now, because he talks about it.

And you so called Patriots?

Your hero said, “not paying taxes makes me smart.”

I think it makes him a crook and a freeloader.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 21, 2021:

“U.S. intelligence indicated the Russians infiltrated our election in 2016, they hacked into Hillary Clinton's emails, etc...

Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3M.

Why didn't we ever have a complete national audit?”

*******

Because rightwing owns everything.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 14, 2021:

Wow, more moochers on the taxpayer dole.....

“Taxpayers foot the bill through Medicare when Big Pharma charges older Americans astronomical prices. In 2019, Medicare spent $77 billion on just 50 Part D drugs.”

Bet lots of hubbers are on that list. But you don’t see that as mooching, do you?

And then to hear billionaires pay no income tax.....

It beggars belief how you still go after poor people.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 09, 2021:

America has a drug problem.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3bNfGjVgAQ2Bxn?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 30, 2021:

“Miami Police Chief, who used to lead the Houston Police Dept., called a proposed measure in Texas that would allow people to carry handguns without a license "ridiculous" & pandering to fringe elements while professing to support law enforcement.”

******

Me, 4 hrs ago:

“They are NOT America. They are maga, a fringe terrorist group.”

******

When do you see I’m right? And, more people agree with me. You kooks get all the voice, while silencing ours.

You want to keep up with your seditious crap, F around and find out.

You will lose.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 28, 2021:

“Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election’”

“Time to time I saw evidence that the CI investigation was in Brooklyn. Also, I don't believe we can clean up the Russian influence without cleaning up the Russian mob in Brooklyn.”

*****

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Mafiya-Russian-Invaded-...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 21, 2021:

“Trump has billed the Secret Service more than $40,000 this year to use a single room at Mar-a-Lago: report”

*****

But $1,400 is too much for you moochers and who lost your income due to the pandemic.

Give it all to the oligarchs! That’s what republicans say.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 18, 2021:

Guess why the cost of our meds are so high? Stock buy backs and dividends......so shareholders get rich. That’s why.

https://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1394731...

And stop telling us if you raise wages, costs must go up. No! Lower the salaries at the top, and stop putting shareholders above workers!

Quit bamboozling us with BS. And getting rich, while we live substandard lives.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 17, 2021:

Ha! Blaming Biden for gas shortage.....you know what is was?

Kim Zetter:

“CNN has now confirmed what I wrote 4 days ago, that CP shut down pipeline because they couldn't bill customers. Per CNN: "The company halted operations because its billing system was compromised...and they were concerned they wouldn't be able to figure out how much to bill"

******

“So they basically had shitty network security, and then, rather than suffer a hit to their profits, they created an acute economic crisis for half the county, and contributed to the burning death of at least one person?“

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And, of course, righting world used it to smear Biden. What else is new?

Capitalism is a failed system. But let’s keep pretending it works.....it certainly works for the billionaires. Hubpages must be full of them.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 16, 2021:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1i85AtWQAAatj2?format...

Who paid for the $2.2 trillion 2017 tax cuts?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 10, 2021:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0_EILfX0AA-ZwT?format...

Jens Johansson:

“Here in Europe Russia have been engaging in low intensity warfare since before Crimea. All countries around the Baltic have had to get used to having territorial air and water violated, Russia have been conducting fake aircraft vased nuclear attacks towards several capitals to act, and everyone but a Trumpist knows an attack in Europe is a disastrous for the US as well. Someone has got to be willing to play hardball with Putin, but instead there was Trump who emboldened Putin to become even more aggressive.”

Also,

“Koch is gonna make alot of money off that attack. Things that SHOULD make you go hmmm....”

*******

Makes me g $&%-=@+#&*$= maga!!!!!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 09, 2021:

Vicky Baum:

“Ontario is ignoring the dead from from CovID-19 in LTC

(~ 3871) and the seniors who are the largest portion still succumbing to COVID and they are vaccinating community seniors with doses 16 weeks apart. It is disgraceful.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 08, 2021:

Omg......

“After scarfing up a whopping $12 billion public bailout for JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, demands an itemized list of expenditures the Biden administration has in mind for a corporate tax increase.”

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The arrogance! Gawwwwd

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 30, 2021:

“The wealthy and powerful have intentionally prevented America from changing, growing, or progressing. This moment isn't about radicalism, it's about preventing self-destruction.”

And they’ve bamboozled people into thinking it’s the natural way of things! It’s not. It’s theft!

“The GOP isn't actually a political party. It's a PR front for the wealthy and powerful and is bankrolled explicitly to keep their taxes low and stonewall any potential reform.They have no ideology beyond the pursuit of power and profit.”

https://jaredyatessexton.substack.com/p/making-up-...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 29, 2021:

NY AG James:

“In a major victory, a court has ruled in our favor and vacated a Trump administration policy allowing the extremely dangerous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, to contaminate our food.”

******

Thank you, gubmint, for stopping business from poisoning us.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 11, 2021:

“Ratio of CEO to typical worker compensation: in America

1965: 21-1

1989: 61-1

2018: 293-1

2019: 320-1”

******

Disgusting.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 07, 2021:

Moscow Mitch:

“My warning to corporate America is to stay out of politics,’ he says. ‘I’m not talking about political contributions, he adds.

*******

Erm.....

Political contributions ARE politics! YOU should know!

https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/7811836.jpg

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 11, 2021:

Backwards morals.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwKZPN5XAAM7gjD?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 09, 2021:

He’s still after their money.....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwAPBoNXMAc9J0e?format...

He is not going anywhere politically. He is going to prison for tax evasion. He may try and throw Ivanka and Junior under the bus, but we all know daddy runs the show.

How many more women you think will be paid to get Cuomo out? “He touched my back” “he called me sweetheart”.......seriously? How dare you! Those of us who have REALLY been sexually assaulted would love to school you on what sexual assault is.

His lying about Covid numbers is bad......but unless DeSantis is held to the same standard....I don’t want to hear it!

Go on and give trump your money. Then cry because you don’t want to pay taxes.

Smh....

If trump wasn’t a felony criminal, he’d make a good tv preacher. Of course, you’d have to over-look the stealing and the adultery.....

https://youtu.be/Q1OXAi7rNMg

Meanwhile, we’ll watch you god people make fun of, mock, laugh at, and bully a guy who stutters.

God is love. Uh huh.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 24, 2021:

Drain the swamp!

“The American Postal Workers Union is calling on the Biden admin and Senate leaders to "swiftly fill" the vacant seats on the USPS Board of Governors.

"All of the current board members are Trump appointees; all are men; most have deep ties to Wall Street and corporate interests."

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 21, 2021:

This country is barbaric.

“An Indiana woman will receive a $200k settlement after giving birth alone in a Kentucky jail cell. Her attorney said she cut the umbilical cord with her teeth before climbing inside her mattress to protect the baby. The county says they did nothing wrong“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 18, 2021:

My god.....

“After 3.5 days without heat or power in Austin, my kids, husband & I found refuge in a friend's garage apt, where there's heat. We're luckier than many.

The suffering here is immense. Food shortages. Unsafe drinking water. Impassable roads. Flooded homes. A humanitarian crisis.“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 18, 2021:

Uh ohhhhhh

“I'm sure it's a total coincidence that Heidi Cruz happens to be the managing director of Goldman Sachs, which owns several Texas utility companies, such as Energy Future Holdings, right at the time these companies spike their prices.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 17, 2021:

“El Paso TX is on national grid & still has power. Cities on Texas grid are struggling without power/heat. Because it is on the national grid, El Paso gets energy from plants with winterizing regs. Texas grid “deregulated” so no winterizing.”

*******

Same reason we have so much pollution: deregulation. Thanks Trump. But ........not to worry, help is on the way.

https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net/e2/guid/534dcd17-fee...

Democrats. What else is new?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 05, 2021:

“I am currently reading “Evil Geniuses” by Kurt Andersen. Shines a light on how what we are seeing is the culmination of a fifty year plan by wealthy conservatives to roll back every progressive initiative enacted since 1890.”

https://gregolear.substack.com/p/who-owns-kavanaug...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 15, 2020:

Read this thread!

https://twitter.com/GalvinAlmanza/status/127225487...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 29, 2020:

@cbouzy

“Trump will try to use the military on American soil, which is illegal without approval from Congress. This is exactly what Hillary Clinton and Adam Schiff warned you about.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 02, 2020:

“Make Biden release all his records, so we can see what’s in there!!!!”

“Trump’s Attorney is Suddenly Crazy to Stop Michael Cohen’s Planned Book”

Won’t release Tax returns

Won’t release medical records

Has NDA’s with every woman he’s “dated”

Media gives him free pass.

America is owned by the right.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 23, 2020:

“A Dallas hotel executive whose empire includes luxury resorts has emerged as the biggest winner from the coronavirus bailout for small businesses.“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 23, 2020:

Oh dam! Qui Bono?

“As 22 million Americans lost their jobs due to COVID-19, the American billionaire class’s total wealth increased about 10%—or $282 billion more than it was at the beginning of March. They now have a combined net worth of $3.229 trillion.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90494347/american-bill...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 22, 2020:

Everyone loves you rail against government, but never big biz, churches, banks.....

Well....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWM3H_cWsAAIn_K?format...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWM3buWXQAAlKBW?format...

Maybe have a little equal outrage every now and then?

I see Trump railing against Harvard, but says nothing of the Mormon church, which swamps the moola of the old college. And god more tax $ to boot!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 12, 2020:

“And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.”

******

42 months is 3.5 years.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 07, 2020:

Robber Baronry. Profiting off tragedy:

Made possible by unimpeded Crapitalism.

https://www.propublica.org/article/in-desperation-...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 05, 2020:

I wonder if this is considered elitist greed?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUzIB2MXYAEzHP4?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 03, 2020:

Here you go:

“The 200,000 masks that Pence & his Admiral said were being delivered to NY tomorrow are instead being shipped to commercial bidders, who will then turnaround & sell them to the highest bidder for the largest profit.”

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Disgusting.

And Hillary would not be doing this. Just by the effing way.

This must be what happened to the 2 ships heading to Massachusetts, which Baker paid for!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 30, 2020:

Tom Nichols

@RadioFreeTom

”Day after day of lies and accusations - including multiple insinuations that healthcare workers are stealing medical supplies - and what Trumpers are really mad about is that we're not applauding Mike Lindell using his charitable moment to tell us that God picked Trump for us.“

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It’s abuse. People are dying, and he wants sychophants.

It’s abuse, and the right has been abusing dems for years.

Accusing them of killing babies, trafficking children, and being full of nothing but corporate elites.

Worse, of hating America.

I know abuse, and this is it. Now you've got an expert abuser at the helm.

Happy? Just what god demands.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 29, 2020:

Venture Capitalism:

Eugene Gu, MD:

“Newport Medical Instruments found a way many years ago to produce cheaper ventilators that could be mass produced. COVIDien bought them out for $100 million, destroyed their idea, and now stands to make billions price gouging their outdated junk as Americans die on the streets.“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 27, 2020:

The illustrious president of the United States.....

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen “Half” Whitmer is way in over her ahead, she doesn’t have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude! #MAGA”

Yes, in a time of great sorrow and suffering.....this. This is what your president speaks.

I’m embarrassed FOR you.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 05, 2020:

“Holy crap. Three years ago Kushner's stake in Cadre was worth $5 million. He just sold it for $25-50 million after it benefitted from Opportunity Zone tax breaks that Kushner pushed for.”

https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/2020/03/jared-kus...

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Let’s talk about Hunter Biden, shall we?

Oh yes, let’s.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 22, 2020:

Still not voting for Bernie....

https://twitter.com/lizburgh/status/11645990422418...

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John Aravosis:

“Enough with the attacks on the Democratic Party. You know who the “democratic establishment” is? Schmucks like me who gave up making huge salaries so we could work in Washington for low-paying jobs to do good, while Republicans and millionaires like Bernie Sanders slander us.“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 22, 2020:

You Trumpees better get your working hands ready.....

Trump is getting rid of legal immigrants, too.

Miller’s dream.

There won’t be anyone to do that work you claim Americans love to do.....put your gloves on. You’re it.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 19, 2020:

@avery_vt

“Just filed my taxes. Feels good to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of my fellow Americans and the Nation.

One weird thing though, I've paid more in taxes the last two years then ever before. My income bracket is unchanged

I thought we were promised a tax cut?”

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@AlexisByStorm

“I simply took my tax bill as a percentage of my actual income, and just this year to last year it's gone up 2%. I'd have to go look at the year before, but it wasn't good. I feel like that's a better thing to look at than your refund.“

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This is regressive taxation.

Adelson got $70,000,000 back.

Kanye got $68,000,000 back.

C’mon.

Cuts to programs, taxing lower brackets.....

All so the 1% can have a cut. C’mon. It’s oligarchy.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 13, 2020:

Well, here it is in clear black and white. This is what maga stands for:

https://i.insider.com/5e432a233b62b73f9f5bf66a?wid...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 13, 2020:

"The deeply worrying moment is when you start to become a one-party state," Stanley added. "The Republican Party has shown that it has no interest in multi-party democracy ... They are much more concerned with power, with consolidating power."

https://www.businessinsider.com/authoritarianism-e...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 11, 2020:

L’america

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQgMYXpWAAAdO77?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 07, 2020:

Sanders is a big phony. He takes big money just like anyone else:

“WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders says he doesn’t want a super PAC. Instead, he has Our Revolution, a nonprofit political organization he founded that functions much the same as one.

Like a super PAC, which is shorthand for super political action committee, Our Revolution can raise unlimited sums from wealthy patrons that dwarf the limits faced by candidates and conventional PACs. Unlike a super PAC, however, the group doesn’t have to disclose its donors — a stream of revenue commonly referred to as “dark money.”

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/shadow-g...

And someone caught Warren using a private plane yesterday.....after she blasted others for doing so.

I’d rather a straight up person, than one who pretends.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 07, 2020:

Huge new story from

@Fahrenthold

“Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms agents use while protecting him at his luxury properties — billing U.S. taxpayers at rates as high as $650 per night.”

*******

This, you don’t mind. Having your money pay for food and medicine for children and seniors makes you scream socialism.

Are you mentally defective? I think so.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 30, 2020:

“Sacred saguaros trees are being plowed over by earth-movers, sawed into chunks like firewood and tossed into trash heaps at the border. “

For Trumps wall....which get blown over by a high wind.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/politics/us-border-...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 22, 2020:

“Deep down, no one really gives a shit about racism,” - manager at CoreCivic, contracted by ICE to run Stephen Miller’s concentration camps “

Good to know

http://www.corecivic.com/facilities

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 21, 2020:

“New: Mitt Romney tells CNNs

@mkraju

that Dems are making a “mistake” by saying that “everything is an outrage.”

He says McConnell changes from Clinton trial rules are “modest” and he won’t be voting today on motions to call for witnesses.“

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RMoney promoted Chris’s prosecutor to judge after the trial.

Looks like he’s moved on up himself. How sweet. On the blood and Back’s of others. Grimy.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 18, 2020:

I believe Warren.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders argues that former Vice President Joe Biden sided with a Republican effort to cut Social Security.”

Politifact rated this: False

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statement...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 18, 2020:

@PalmerReport

“First the Bernie cult tries to destroy Elizabeth Warren because he got caught lying about her.

Now the Bernie cult wants to destroy Joy Reid, despite the positive coverage she's usually given him.

Bernie cult will destroy anyone who doesn't portray him as a hero genius saint.“

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Thank you

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 16, 2020:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOciUjVWkAAedm6?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 16, 2020:

“Can a Person Be a Good Christian and a Trump Supporter?”

No. Choose.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on December 17, 2019:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EL_KWVVW4AEGbFJ?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on November 12, 2019:

“They get joy out of the suffering of others”

It’s called sadism.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 31, 2019:

“President Donald Trump is rewarding senators who have his back on impeachment — and sending a message to those who don't to get on board.

Trump is tapping his vast fundraising network for a handful of loyal senators facing tough reelection bids in 2020. Each of them has signed onto a Republican-backed resolution condemning the inquiry as “unprecedented and undemocratic.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/31/trump-imp...

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And you think NOT taking corporate cash is a good idea? Dems? Good luck.

Money is god to these people......

They have no morals

No integrity

No honesty

No conscience

See what playing nice gets you. A swift kick in the ass. And a laugh about it.

This is Satan’s Army. It’s spiritual warfare. Even if you don’t believe it, pretend like you do.

Better yet, it’s Starwars.

Don’t let evil win.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 28, 2019:

Know why they hate Biden? Cause he’s not a crook.

“Indicted Ukrainian gas oligarch Dmytro Firtash spent more than $1 million hiring key figures in Republican efforts to investigate the Biden family.

His lawyers—who often go on Fox News to defend President Trump—say they needed the dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden to demonstrate that Firtash’s prosecution was politically motivated.

But the two men have a history. Two Ukrainian gas industry experts say the gas-market reforms pushed by Biden and others in 2014 and 2015 hit Firtash in the wallet, and badly. One knowledgeable outside observer estimated that the 2014 and 2015 gas reforms and legislation cost him hundreds of millions of dollars.

On Dec. 9, 2015, Biden gave a speech to Ukraine’s parliament. He praised the protesters who forced out Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president, he recited Ukrainian poetry, and he called for reforms to Ukraine’s gas market, too.

“The energy sector needs to be competitive, ruled by market principles—not sweetheart deals.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/ukrainian-oligarch-d...

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Firtash.....Firtash......who are his lawyers???

Oh yahhhhhh, Degenova and Toensing..........you don’t say?

And what? Her son works for Barr at DOJ?

Woooooooow.

Hey junior, Eric, ivanka........

nepotism alert! Since you care so much......

Oh, you work for daddy, huh?

Oooops

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 27, 2019:

Yang: trickle up economy.....

Yesssss!

I want a MATH hat.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 26, 2019:

Next up;

Commercial talk radio.

How is it that all of OUR public airwaves are dominated by far right fascists?

How? Fix it. Start regulating and put the fairness doctrine back.

I have the same right as fascists do to have my views represented on our airwaves. That’s why they’re called public.

Have you forgotten?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 24, 2019:

They welcomed Putin with open arms.....

“Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Rudy Giuliani now facing charges of illegally funneling money from foreign contributors to U.S. campaigns, were at an Indiana GOP event for future U.S. Sen. Mike Braun and others in 2018...”

https://amp.indystar.com/amp/4069627002?__twitter_...

As did the NRA.

I’ll bet those clowns who breached security yesterday all had their grimy hands out. Nunes for certain. He’s straight up mob.

Well. Deal with it. So far you got most of the Republican Party selling out the USA, and you got Sanders, Gabbard, Stein and now Yang on the left.

Keep em coming. The truth will be staggering, I’m sure.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 22, 2019:

@maddow

“After years of decline, a spike in air pollution may have taken the lives of almost 10,000 additional Americans over two years. Following a 24% drop between 2009 and 2016, particulate matter air pollution in the U.S. increased 5.5% in 2017 and 2018.”

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More “winning”......

Can he take his ball and go home now?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 16, 2019:

Eric Boehlert:

“Twitter is arguably the most important media platform on the planet and Trump abuses it to incite violence and spread lies—not sure why folks are dismissive of Kamala Harris’ demand that Twitter enforce its own rules and kick Trump off”

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Because twitter is owned by the far right moneybags, as is 99.9% of all media in America.

Trump called the ceo of Fox to complain they weren’t nice enough to him!

C’ mon! It’s a big ole club and hardly anybody is in it! But Dumpy pants is. Ooooooh, the swamp.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 10, 2019:

Cause he’s out of the womb, he doesn’t matter

https://mobile.twitter.com/info_Rojava/status/1181...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 07, 2019:

This did not used to BE ALLOWED in America. We had morals.

@CNBC

“Whole Foods to cut health-care benefits for 1,900 part-time employees starting next year https://cnb.cx/34GIA1V”

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“Jeff Bezos made $78.48 billion last year.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 03, 2019:

An add on the radio:

“Your money works hard for you”

Erm, money doesn’t work. People do. It’s called labor.

And in America, money is respected more.

How did this happen?

Something to think about.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 30, 2019:

Transnational organized crime. Using us to get rich. Abusing power to go after political rivals. Threatening civil war......

Yeah, I can see it. Who needs Russia-gate? He’s committing high crimes all over the place without it!

I really pity the Repubs who stick with him. Oh well, they have their lives to live......but man, they are going to regret it. Imo

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 29, 2019:

Trump is not draining the swamp, he’s a big shark in it

https://www.politicalflare.com/2019/09/how-melania...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 27, 2019:

Lots and lots of people sold USA out.

“The results of a congressional probe into the NRA's ties to Russia paints a picture of NRA officials providing Russian officials access to American elected officials in exchange for lucrative business opportunities.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 22, 2019:

Uh oh

@richardhine

“$203 billion was needed to stabilize overnight financial markets in three separate Fed actions this week. First time such action was needed since global financial crisis 10 years ago. But everything is totally fine, they want you to know.”

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/fe...

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Those tax cuts for billionaires are always so patriotic.....

I wonder, are their main homes in USA, or abroad?

We know their bank accounts are offshore.

“Second verse, same as the first”.....

Second? More like third, fourth, fifth.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 14, 2019:

@ChrisLu44

“Retirement party for Border Patrol official will be held at one of Trump’s clubs. Invitation is displayed within a govt building and was sent out via govt email.

Trump is now lining his pockets with federal employee money. This stinks“

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Any questions?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 11, 2019:

Remember, Neil Young told you:

“A thousand points of light on a homeless man”

We will learn the hard way. Money is a false idol.

You can’t buy integrity. Integrity can’t be sold. Few and far between are the bold.

If you wish to poop on gold plaited toilet seats.....you forget, it still stinks to high heaven.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 09, 2019:

Jerry Falwell jr.......

Giving Jesus a baaaaaad name. Like, what else is new? He’s a trump supporter.....that’s ALL u need to know!

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/09...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 08, 2019:

All of you who were sick of gvt as usual are now getting business as usual. How u like it?

Preet Bharara

“Allegations of Gov officials sending business to Trump:

1. Trump to host G7 at his Doral resort

2. Pence stayed at Trump resort 181 miles from Dublin

3. Military planes refueled at Trump Scotland resort

4. Bill Barr to host Xmas party at Trump Hotel

House: Scorch the earth“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 05, 2019:

“Since 2017, Pence’s political group, the Great America Committee, has dropped about $224,000 at Trump properties, chiefly the Trump International Hotel in Washington and its on-site steakhouse, according to Federal Election Commission records maintained by Pro Publica”

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“As a federal organized crime prosecutor, I learned that the mafia uses a practice known as "kicking up" or "paying tribute" to the boss. Essentially, all members of a mafia family must make sure that some of their earnings end up in the boss' pocket. From the member's point of view, "kicking up" is a way to show respect, curry favor, and reinforce the hierarchical power structure. From the boss's point of view, it's a way to get rich“

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Are you catching on YET????

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