The Eastern Sierra Speaks
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By now many of us have seen the clip of James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, testifying before the senate in February. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon asked if the government was gathering data on Americans. Clapper said no. We now know that he was flat out lying. We know this from the courageous revelations of Edward Snowden.
The "total" in totalitarian derives from pervasive government intrusion into all aspects of our lives. We are getting there.
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British Columbia, the Canadian province whose official slogan to its own beauty is “Super, Natural,” is invoking another saying: “No more supertankers.”
That’s potentially big trouble in a nation where oil exports amount to $73 billion annually and the industry employs more than 550,000 workers. It’s also a bad omen for nations, notably China, that have invested billions in Canadian oil projects with expectations that they will one day be able to buy vast quantities of heavy Canadian crude.
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This is from Sean:
Greetings Mill Creek Friends,
This Week @ Mill Creek, Saturday April 6
Movie Night - Double Feature
7 PM the first screening is of "HEIST - Who Stole The America Dream (and how can we get it back)"
Check the Trailer here: http://www.heist-themovie.com/
We'll argue civilly about it, and…
Then, "I'M YOUR MAN", a tribute to and conversation with
LEONARD COHEN, featuring performances of his works by
U2, Rufus Wainright***,Nick Cave, and more!
Check out the trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478197/
As always, no admission, potluck @ 6 PM, donations for
Bardini Foundation cheerfully accepted.
Stay tuned for details of big BARDINI FUNDRAISER
coming April 27, featuring the hardrockin' HOWLIN' DOGMA
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So, what does this tell us about the real power in this country?
By Shan Li
March 7, 2013, 8:58 a.m.
First, financial institutions were too big to fail. Now, are they too big to prosecute?
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that some banks had become so big that prosecuting them could endanger the wider economy.
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The corporate news media seem to have a blackout on it, but a Freedom of Information act suit to get the documents related to the government/big corporate conspiracy to organize the coordinated violent crackdown that interrupted Occupy has resulted in the exposure of the terribly shocking criminal unconstitutional conspiracy that led to the police riots across the country against Occupy,
Also a really powerful documentary telling the story of Occupy has been released: