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Friday, November 21, 2014

WalMart Strikes Boycotts Govt Welfare for1% Walton Family

The six Waltons on the Forbes 400 list—Christy, Alice, Jim, Rob, Ann, and Nancy—are worth a combined $148.8 billion. According to the most recent data available, they have the same wealth as the bottom 42% of American families combined. Walmart associates, in comparison, have been risking arrest in their fight for $25,000 a year for full time work.
Some have responded to criticism of the Waltons by arguing that the family is helping to create much needed jobs. Sadly for U.S. workers and families, the facts just don’t support this statement. Here are the facts.

Fact: Walmart is a job killer.

  • Walmart store openings destroy almost three local jobs for every two they create by reducing retail employment by an average of 2.7 percent in every county they enter.
  • Walmart cost America an estimated 196,000 jobs – mainly manufacturing jobs – between 2001 and 2006 as a result of the company’s imports from China.

Fact: Walmart jobs are poverty jobs.

  • Walmart workers average just $8.81 hour. This translates to annual pay of $15,576, based on Walmart’s definition of full-time. This is less than two-thirds of the poverty line for a family of four, and well below what most families actually need to get by.
  • According to the company, most workers make less than $25,000 a year. In a September 2013 presentation, Walmart US CEO Bill Simon included the fact that out of all Walmart associates in the country, only 475,000 make more than $25,000 a year.
  • Walmart pays less than other retail firms. A 2005 study found that Walmart workers earn an estimated 12.4% less than retail workers as a whole and 14.5% less than workers in large retail in general. A 2007 study which compared Walmart to other general merchandising employers found a wage gap of 17.4%.
  • Last year, Walmart slashed already meager health benefits again, dropping health insurance for new hires working less than 30 hours a week and leaving more workers uninsured.

Fact: Taxpayers are paying the price for Walmart.

  • Taxpayers subsidize Walmart’s low wages and poor benefits. Just one Walmart store costs taxpayers an estimated $1 million in public assistance usage by employees, according to a new report from the Democratic staff of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
  • In many of the states across the country that release such information, Walmart is the employer with the largest number of employees and dependents using taxpayer-funded health insurance programs. A few examples:
  • In Arizona, according to data released by the state in 2005, the company had more 2,700 employees on the state-funded plan.
  • The company also topped the list in their home state of Arkansas, with nearly 4,000 employees forced onto the state’s plan according to data released by the state in 2005.
  • In Massachusetts, in 2009, taxpayers paid $8.8 million for Walmart associates to use publicly subsidized healthcare services.
  • Despite all the damage they have done to US workers and communities, a 2007 study found that, as of that date, Walmart had received more than $1.2 billion in tax breaks, free land, infrastructure assistance, low-cost financing and outright grants from state and local governments around the country. This number has surely increased as Walmart continues to receive additional subsidies.
  • Meanwhile, the Waltons use special tax loopholes to avoid paying billions in taxes. According to a recent Bloomberg story, the Waltons are America’s biggest users of a particular type of charitable trust that actually allows the donor to pass money on to heirs after an extended period of time, without having to pay much-debated estate and inheritance taxes. According to Treasury Department estimates reported in Bloomberg, closing the two types of loopholes the Waltons appear to use would raise more than $20 billion over the next decade.
 
 The message of the Occupy movement has moved from Wall Street to Main Street, as all 1% corporations are scrutinized for their irresponsible behavior. And the "Mother of all 1% corporations," according to author Al Norman, is none other than the mightiest retailer of them all, Walmart. Norman, the chief anti-Walmart activist for 20 years, argues that Walmart is the perfect target for effecting change in the unfair global economy. Walmart, "the most ubiquitous symbol of what has gone awry in corporate America today," is in our neighborhoods. As the 99% become less tolerant of the 1% who make billions by exploiting workers, taxpayers, and shoppers, they long to bring back local citizen control to our hometowns. In such places as Athens, Georgia and Mira Loma, California, groups have begun actions against Walmart and its distribution centers. Occupy Walmart is a compilation of essays Norman has published in the Huffington Post, along with updates of the issues and additional commentary. In the book's foreword, Robert Greenwald, founder of Brave New Films and producer of the 2005 documentary about Walmart, The High Cost of Low Price, says, "these essays create an uncomfortable film about the greed, profiteering, and cheating that make up the Walmart business model." A grassroots activist who has helped countless groups organize efforts to fight the spread of Walmarts in their hometowns, Al Norman has been on 60 Minutes and quoted in publications from Fortune to the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times. He posts frequently on his blog, Sprawl-Busters.com, and continues to contribute essays to the Huffington Post.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Robert Damon Schneck Historian of the Strange

 

 

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Robert Damon Schneck is a researcher and writer specializing in strange, obscure, and Fortean American history. He is author of The President’s Vampire (2005), Are You Psychic?  (2007), and, most recently, Mrs. Wakeman vs. the Antichrist (2014). A regular contributor to the Fortean Times, Mr. Schneck also lectures on strange Americana, and can be reached at “Historian of the Strange” at https://www.facebook.com/historianofthestrange.
 
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Opperman Report Update

Today at 1 PM PST I'm going on Peoples internet Radio to discuss the Rev Pinkney, 67 year old activist from Michigan that's facing 7 years on some bogus voter recall petition fraud. I'll also be discussing the story of the 46 missing student activists in Mexico. These students are revolutionary activists that were targeted by right wing death squads. Not narco gangs like you're hearing on USA news.

But I have to wonder if this is the destiny I have to look fwd to for myself? Will this be me in 20 years? Some lonely tired activist facing prison or death with no support system around me? Because I have to be honest that's how I feel.

I'm struggling so hard here to make a difference with this radio show and potentially with some documentary films on these issues. While I do have a great group of core supporters and partners and sponsors, it's just not enough.

I wake up every day facing the fight of my life with this custody battle where basically I'm fighting the fight of my life for my daughter. Being targeted at my very core at the one person in my life that is closest and most important to me. I don't think that's a coincidence that as I'm really putting myself out there in this struggle that I'd be targeted in such a way.

I've put myself in huge debt fighting this custody battle and at the same time trying to build this show and really try to create a platform that can make a difference for all of us.

I had hoped that I had a really big opportunity the past few days. I wrote a post about it and how I was pitching myself for this big job and I'm afraid that maybe I'm just living in a ego driven fantasy. Some pipe dream that I can really make a difference. Maybe no one really cares. Maybe no one is really listening and this is all some huge self delusion.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

6 PM Round Table Discussion of Maury Terry's book The Ultimate Evil



Tonight at 6 PM PST we'll be having a round table discussion  with a group of students of the book The Ultimate Evil written by Maury Terry. The book covers the Son Of Sam investigation, The Process Church of The Final Judgement and the Arlis Perry murder and much more. It is considered to be the some of the greatest works of investigative journalism exposing a nationwide and international network of satanic cults, serial killings and more.

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5 PM PST Rev Edward Pinkney Returns to Update Us On Political Conviction

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Rev. Edward Pinkney - How BANCO Started:

"Many years ago I was going about my life believing that the justice system was just that until I started going to the court house to observe all the wrong convictions. There are numerous factors for wrongful convictions in the Berrien County court system. Most of the problems are in the local judicial system."

"It's hard to believe that in the year 2012 we have a county in Michigan with a legal system this antiquated and racist. What's harder to believe is that no one at the State or National level is taking any action to remedy the situation."

"We cannot run society for the privileged and allow a significant proportion of the population to be marginalized. It impacts the quality of life for all of us. If we have throwaway people, a justice system which tolerates injustice is doomed to collapse. I am truly ready for action."

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Friday, October 31, 2014

6 PM PST Celestino Mota: From Mexico The 46 Student Kidnappings & Mass Graves

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His father is Northamerican and mother from the village where he now resides, Celestino was raised in the United States as a young child - he was educated in elementary school by Catholic nuns at Saint Catherine's, in western Pennsylvania.  

Celestino is able to explain - in perfectly good English - so our listeners will be able to understand this very strange news event, which has led, as of October 27th, 2014 to the appointment of a new Governor of the State of Guerrero as Angél Aguirre lost his Governship over this incident.

What actually happened?  

The mass-media focuses on the discovery of mass clandestine graves on the hills outside of town.  In twelve Municipal governments in northern Guerrero, hundreds of police were subsequently arrested all of them drug-tested, and closely interrogated by federal officials in locations far from Guerrero. The Mayor of Iguala and his wife are fugitives, and serious criminal charges are being brought against them.   Supposedly, the students were taken to Cocula and turned over to the Guerrero Unidos gang executioners who were told that these were members of the Red Gang; their fate remains, to this day, unknown.

Celestino with tell you something about the extraordinary history of the so-called narco-wars that have raged in Guerrero.  The flamboyance of the massacres, and murders, shocked everybody!

Celestino Mota does not pretend to have insider information; he is nothing but a humble person whose main gainful employment is as a professional driver, transporting the parish priest to masses in remote locations. He does work as a tourist guide sometimes, when it is a particular good opportunity, and sometimes he does written English and Spanish translations to make money.  He does not belong to any political party, and he is freely offering his testimony in the spirit of truth and he has a really amazing story to tell about what happened in Iguala that night!




  

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5 PM Michael Marinacci : Mysterious California

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"Michael Marinacci is the author of MYSTERIOUS CALIFORNIA, as well as the co-author of WEIRD CALIFORNIA and WEIRD HAUNTINGS. A lifelong student of his native state’s odder doings, he also wrote the Foreword to THE SHADOW OVER SANTA SUSANA, the definitive book on the Manson Family cult murders. Currently he lives in Marin County, and blogs about the state’s many non-traditional religions and spiritual groups at californiacult.blogspot.com."


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