Re: [skeptics-137] SOME MORE FACTS

From: Lynne
Sent on: Sunday, January 15, 2012 3:55 PM
Pam, if no one else buys it, I will, but of course that means you'll
have to mail it to me. Let me know. As for the original question, I am
following the efforts of Bernie Sanders to pass a Constitutional
amendment that would say corporations are not people, money is not
speech and the government has the authority to regulate money in
political campaigns. There are huge hurdles to getting an amendment
passed but it has been done before. -Lynne

On 1/15/12, Pam A Sexton <[address removed]> wrote:
> Thank you for suggesting this book and more importantly, urging us to get a
> copy at the LIBRARY. I am a huge fan of libraries!  I'm ready to REVOLT.
> Viva la Revolucion! Occupy Everything!
>
> On a side note, is anyone want to buy a brand new book, autographed by
> Thomas Frank, called "Pity the Billionaire"? I couldn't go to the Rainy
> Day Books event but heard from the two I sent that the book focuses on
> economics, which is not of much interest to me, unless it is personal
> economics. I paid $25. I'd sell it for less. I'd rather eat than have it
> collect dust on my bookshelves.
>
> Pam
>
> --- On Sun, 1/15/12, Shirl <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> From: Shirl <[address removed]>
>> Subject: Re: [skeptics-137] SOME MORE FACTS
>> To: [address removed]
>> Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 12:44 PM
>>
>> For folks that feel politically disempowered, a book to get @ the library
>> that examines this is Get Up Stand Up by Stephen Levine.  I don't agree
>> with all of his views but at least he makes an attempt to explain why
>> people have become so passive and has some good ideas about how to take
>> action against what he refers to as our government corporatocracy.
>> Shirl
>>
>> Sent via DroidX2 on Verizon Wireless?
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>>
>> -----Original message-----
>>>
>>> From: eric <[address removed]>
>>> To: [address removed]
>>> Sent: Sun, Jan 15,[masked]:25:47 GMT+00:00
>>> Subject: Re: [skeptics-137] SOME MORE FACTS
>>>
>>> Send a politician a $100,000 campaign donation and he or she will then
>>> care about you. I'm currently short about $99,995, but I'm working on it.
>>>
>>> My plan? Drink more, and I don't mean water. Other than that, the
>>> usual--despair.
>>>
>>> (What to do about the current situation would be a good topic for one of
>>> the meetups. Each person could bring a bottle of whiskey and a plan,
>>> but we won't be able to do this at Perkins.)
>>>
>>> Eric
>>>
>>> On 1/14/2012 4:34 PM, cole morgan wrote:
>>> > This makes me thirsty and not for water. Politicians don't care about
>>> > any of us. It's hoppless unless we quit bitching and do something. Have
>>> > a plan?
>>> > Cole
>>> >
>>> > --- Original Message ---
>>> >
>>> > From: eric
>>> > Sent: January 14,[masked]/14/12
>>> > To: [address removed]
>>> > Subject: [skeptics-137] SOME MORE FACTS
>>> >
>>> > More facts from the Harper's Index in the February issue of Harper's.
>>> >
>>> > Average annual tax savings for members of the top 1 percent of earners
>>> > under the Bush tax cuts: $66,384
>>> > Average annual income for the other 99 percent: $58,506
>>> > Factor by which an American is more likely to cite unemployment than
>>> > the deficit as the country's "most important problem": 3
>>> > Factor by which a wealthy American is more likely to cite the deficit
>>> > rather than unemployment: 3
>>> > Percentage of former NFL players who experience financial distress
>>> > within five years of retirement: 86
>>> > Estimated number of jobs created by every $1 billion of military
>>> > spending: 11,000
>>> > By the same amount devoted to education: 27,000
>>> > Average number of U S veterans who commit suicide each day: 18
>>> > Projected percentage increase in food production required by 2050 in
>>> > order to sustain the world's population: 70
>>> > Percentage of Americans who believed in anthropogenic global warming in
>>> > 2001: 75
>>> > Today: 44
>>> > Amount U S millionaires received in federal land-preservation grants
>>> > for ranches and estates in 2009 and 2010: $89 million
>>> > Number of states in which adultery is a criminal offense: 22
>>> > Amount Tampa's Penthouse Club spent on renovations to prepare for the
>>> > Republican convention: $1 million
>>> > Chance that a page in Michele Bachmann's memoir contains an exclamation
>>> > point: 1 in 3
>>> >
>>> > Now don't all of you feel better?
>>> >
>>> > Eric
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