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 on: August 02, 2017, 01:25:55 am 
Started by MonroeBirrell - Last post by MonroeBirrell
Due coppie dell'adidas Tubular Primeknit inizieranno a colpire adidas yeezy boost i rivenditori per il mese di giugno, ora vi presentiamo il Snake adidas Tubular Primeknit. Il marchio avrebbe potuto abbandonare un paio di tubolari senza Primeknit, ma hanno usato stampe di serpente e sarebbero state un colpo, ma naturalmente sono corrette con l'aggiunta del materiale. Utilizzando due schemi di colore elegante, una coppia utilizzerà una tonalità molto debole di blu mentre le altre caratteristiche crema. Entrambe le coppie dell'adidas Tubular Primeknit Snake verranno pubblicate venerdì 19 giugno 2015. Selezionando i rivenditori adidas Originals saranno disponibili coppie che includono The Chimp Store.

Damian Lillard sarà in viaggio quest'estate in Cina, Giappone e Francia per il tour Take on Summer. Celebrando il tour, adidas ha presentato un nuovo paio di D Lillard 1 ispirato ai lunghi e luminosi giorni d'estate. Il Take on Summer adidas D Lillard 1 è dotato di una brillante e vibrante arancia solare attraverso i tomaia con tomaia sintetica, spazzolata. La stampa del serpente tonale viene utilizzata attraverso la lingua e lacci oltre ad un'intersuola speckled. Utilizzando adiprene + ammortizzazione a tutta lunghezza per una maggiore reattività e una transizione superiore a tacco. Inaugurato a Tokyo il 18 adidas yeezy boost 350 italia giugno, il tour Take on Summer colpisce più località in Cina e Parigi fino al 1 ° luglio.

Adidas ha un nuovo pacchetto che verrà molto presto per celebrare l'orgoglio LGBT. Nominato in modo appropriato è il pacchetto adidas Originals Pride che verrà con la Superstar, Stan Smith e Slide adilette. L'ispirazione è venuto dalla bandiera dell'arcobaleno e, come si può vedere, la Stan Smith e adidas yeezy boost 350 v2 prezzo la Superstar usano una base bianca con diversi colori scintillati sui lati, ma il Stan Smith è un po 'più tonificato. La diapositiva utilizzerà lo stesso effetto, ma attraverso la cinghia. Adidas inoltre sta donando una parte dei proventi a New Avenue di New Portland per la gioventù. Il gruppo sostiene i giovani senza fissa dimora e LGBT aiutandoli a costruire il loro set di abilità e assicurandosi che siano sulla strada giusta. L'adidas Originals Pride Pack rilascerà il 6 giugno presso rivenditori adidas Originals e in linea. La vendita al dettaglio per Stan Smith e Superstar è di $ 100, mentre l'adilette Slide costa $ 50.

Mach è tornato di nuovo con un'altra abitudine, questa volta inventando l'Auburn adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, soprannominato per ovvi motivi. Anche se siamo stati promessi adidas ultra boost prezzo dal signor West stesso che altri schemi di colore dell'adidas Yeezy 750 Boost avrebbero colpito i dettaglianti, abbiamo ancora sentito qualcosa. Anche se più coppie hanno rilasciato, siamo sicuri che non avrebbe smesso di personalizzatori, ma più che probabilmente avremmo ancora più galleggianti. Come si può vedere si presentano un'ombra di Auburn attraverso le tomaie che li rendono somigliano ad una delle scarpe preferite di Kanye, il Visvim mentre l'intersuola è mantenuta lo stesso. Di seguito è riportato un colpo di chiusura dell'adidas Yeezy Boost Auburn personalizzato da Mache. Lasciateci un commento e fateci sapere cosa ne pensi della sua ultima creazione.

Kanye ha sicuramente fatto un numero sul bianco adidas Ultra Boost. Dopo averli indossati durante alcune esibizioni, questo avrebbe avuto internet per loro. Adidas subito dopo aver iniziato a fare pre-ordini di Ultra Boost e promise una release del 6 giugno. Entro un giorno le scarpe sono esaurite e li portano a spingere l'uscita al primo giugno. EastBay poi abbandonò le scarpe e ancora una volta esaurito quasi immediatamente. Il 22 maggio, selezionate i negozi al dettaglio Foot Locker, li hanno lasciati cadere e non possiamo dire se stanno seduti o no, ma crediamo che siano anche andati. Se hai perso una delle tre possibilità di segnare un paio, non ti preoccupare perché altri rivenditori avranno a disposizione questo aspetto dettagliato dell'adidas Ultra Boost. Non necessitano di una vera e propria ripartizione, sono dotati di ammortizzatore di spinta e di tomaia bianca con primeknit. Progettato dai direttori creativi di adidas Dirk Schönberger James Carnes, si vedono note molto minime di nero che è per scopi di branding e sulla suola.

Damian Lillard e Portland sono uno e è difficile immaginare che sia mai stato scambiato. Non solo mostra il suo amore sulla corte, adidas ultra boost uomo ma attraverso le sue scarpe da ginnastica. Un'altra coppia ispirata alla sua squadra è la forma del tappeto PDX adidas D Lillard 1. Caratterizzato da tonalità tra i tomaia mentre viola è usato per avvolgere la scatola di punta che segue attraverso il tallone. L'ombra è ancora una volta utilizzata sulla lingua, i merletti e la fodera. I disegni sui lati e sulla punta delle dita rappresentano il tappeto di PDX che potete vedere volare su Portland, così come è schiacciato attraverso la lingua. Il tappeto adidas D Lillard 1 PDX verrà rilasciato il 23 maggio 2015 per 125 dollari.

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 on: August 02, 2017, 01:22:56 am 
Started by MonroeBirrell - Last post by MonroeBirrell
ÿþBodega se ensuciará con adidas yeezy boost precio adidas con una próxima colaboración, la Bodega x adidas ZX Flux Space Odyssey. Establecidos para liberar este fin de semana, están inspirados en una de las películas de éxito de Stanley Kubrick. Los dos fueron a la película 2001: Una odisea del espacio para la inspiración. La película lanzada en 1968 toma colores de la portada así como algunas escenas icónicas. Con ***bleep*** a través de la parte superior, naranja y amarillo acentos de sus trajes espaciales, entresuela blanca con manchas a través de la parte del talón. Bodega ha desatado algunas imágenes de la próxima Odisea del Espacio adidas ZX Flux colaboración, que se puede ver a continuación. Para aquellos interesados en comprar, se estrenarán el 18 de julio de 2015 en Bodega. Los pares saldrán a la venta a las 11 AM EST en línea y en la tienda. Un segundo lanzamiento está programado para el siguiente fin de semana con los zapatos aterrizando en más minoristas.

Dos nuevas ZX Flux están llegando, conocido como el adidas ZX Flux Techfit Pack OG que utiliza dos colores OG conocidos como Aqua y Hydra. Como se ha dicho, dos pares se liberarán aparte del paquete ZX Flux adidas yeezy boost 350 precio Techfit OG, un par de Aqua que toma el ZX 8000 y el Hydra que se asemeja a la OG ZX 9000. Aunque ambos vinculados a los originales, se actualizan mediante el uso de material. Con un TechFit que utiliza malla elástica y materiales fundidos. De acuerdo con el comunicado de prensa de adidas, han declarado que el ZX Flux Techfit OG Pack saldrá a la venta el adidas yeezy boost 350 v2 1 de agosto de 2015. Sin embargo, el modelo Aqua del paquete ya está siendo vendido en minoristas adidas selectos en los Estados Unidos. Echa un vistazo a las imágenes adicionales de abajo y díganos qué piensa del paquete.

Después de ser presentado durante el desfile de moda Yeezy Season 1, ahora hemos aprendido que el boot desconocido será el adidas Yeezy 950 Boost gracias a las imágenes filtradas de catálogos de pedidos. Parece que el Yeezy 950 Boost se lanzará en al menos tres esquemas de color durante Kanye West Otoño / Invierno 2015 lanzamiento. Las botas, que difieren extremadamente de los modelos 350 y 750 también contará con la tecnología Boost. Por lo que podemos decir, vendrán en Moonrock, Peyote, Pirate Black y Chocolate y llegarán a los minoristas a partir de octubre. adidas ultra boost El Yeezy 950 Boost está construido con una suela de senderismo y la caja Duckboot dedo del pie. Un precio al por menor para el adidas Yeezy 950 Boost todavía no se ha revelado pero una vez que obtengamos más información e imágenes nos aseguraremos de hacerle saber. Deje un comentario a continuación y háganos saber lo que piensa de ellos.

El adidas Ultra Boost es uno de los mejores zapatos para correr del mercado y el nivel superior de la marca. Tomando un aspecto de estilo de vida, la marca llamará a la asistencia de KRISVANASSCHE. Adidas aún no ha anunciado la colaboración, pero KRISVANASSCHE compartió el próximo proyecto a través de las redes sociales. El adidas Ultra Boost vendrá en dos colores; Uno en ***bleep*** / gris / blanco / rojo y el otro en ***bleep*** / gris / blanco / verde. En la caja del dedo del pie, los dos han agregado el argyle. Aún con todo lo que necesita para correr, como la tecnología BOOST, Kris Van Assche y adidas ahora tendrá que hacer maratones con estilo. Una fecha de lanzamiento para el KRISVANASSCHE adidas Ultra Boost aún no se ha anunciado, pero deberían llegar a determinados minoristas este verano.

El adidas Tubular Primeknit Blue Spice es el modelo más nuevo de la marca de tres bandas que toma su popular modelo Tubular y lo mezcla con material Primeknit. Ya se está convirtiendo en un clásico, la versión de la tesis de la adidas Tubular característica Primeknit material a través de las partes superiores que nos da una versión más ligera del zapato. Con especia azul a través de las partes superiores, un patrón de reptiles también se utiliza. Las tierras blancas en la marca y en la entresuela, mientras que los mínimos indicios de ***bleep*** hacen su camino en los cordones.

Más adidas ultra boost mujer adidas zapatillas en colaboración con Marvel lanzará para la película Avengers: Age of Ultron, que ahora hay una colección que ahora está disponible en línea que utiliza un zapato básico de los dos. La segunda serie que todavía no está disponible viene del departamento de baloncesto de adidas. La colección de adidas x Avengers Basketball cuenta con el adidas Real Deal Thor, el adidas T-MAC 1 Hulk, el adidas Top Ten Ironman y el adidas Crazy 97 Captain America. Como usted puede ver, cada uno de los colores de los superhéroes se ofrece a través de las zapatillas de deporte.

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 on: August 02, 2017, 01:19:22 am 
Started by MonroeBirrell - Last post by MonroeBirrell
Die adidas D Lillard 1 Oakland Rebellen ist das neueste adidas superstar billig Modell, das aus dem Portland Trailblazers Point Guard präsentiert werden soll. Als Tribut an das AAU-Programm, das Damian zu dem geholfen hat, was wir von ihm als heute wissen Inspiriert von der Oakland Rebels Uniform, kommt dieser D Lillard 1 mit himmelblau durch die Oberteile mit einem roten tonalen Schlangenhautdruck auf der Ferse und um die Zehenkiste. Darüber hinaus trifft das königliche Blau die Schnürsenkel mit roten Flecken, die auch DAME auf die Zunge treffen.

Nachdem wir während der Yeezy Staffel 1 Modenschau gezeigt wurden, haben wir nun gelernt, dass der unbekannte Stiefel der adidas Yeezy 950 Boost sein wird, dank ausgelaufener Bilder von der Bestellung von Katalogen. Es scheint, dass der Yeezy 950 Boost in mindestens drei Farbschemata während der Kanye West Fall / Winter 2015 starten wird. Die Stiefel, die sich extrem von den Modellen 350 und 750 unterscheiden, werden auch die Boost-Technologie aufweisen. Von dem, was wir sagen können, werden sie in Moonrock, Peyote, Pirate Black und Chocolate kommen und werden Einzelhändler ab Oktober treffen. Der adidas superstar damen billig Yeezy 950 Boost ist mit einer wandernden Sohle und Duckboot Zehenkiste gebaut. Ein Einzelhandelspreis für den adidas Yeezy 950 Boost ist noch nicht bekannt, aber sobald wir mehr Infos und Bilder erhalten, werden wir uns sicher informieren lassen. Hinterlassen Sie einen Kommentar unten und lassen Sie uns wissen, was Sie von ihnen denken.

Über das Wochenende landete der adidas Yeezy 350 adidas superstar herren günstig Boost im Einzelhandel. Obwohl eine breitere Version als sein Vorgänger, die Schuhe gehen für über $ 1.000 auf dem Aftermarket. Während die meisten Leute versuchen, die Schuhe wieder zu verkaufen, hat eine Person beschlossen, in ihnen zu skaten. Während wir wissen, dass der Yeezy 350 Boost kein Skateschuh ist, hat sich Jenkem nicht gekümmert. Nicht nur hat er sie benutzt für das, was sie beabsichtigt sind, tragen sie, aber er ging darüber hinaus, indem sie in ihnen skaten. Das war es, was Jenkem zu sagen hatte: Jetzt bin ich kein Hypebeast, aber als ich hörte, dass die Nachfrage nach diesem kleinen Sneaker die Adidas App, Footlocker und JimmyJazz abgestürzt war und dass sie für $ 1000 ein Paar adidas stan smith günstig auf Craigslist und eBay gehen würden, Ich wusste, dass wir ein Paar von ihnen bekommen mussten. Warum?

Einer der beliebtesten Releases der adidas ZX Flux ist wieder von der adidas ZX Flux Reflective Woven Packung entfernt. Der Rainbow Woven kehrt mit einem anderen Paar zurück. Beide Paare werden gewebte Materialien durch die Oberteile und reflektierende Nähte. Die Rainbow Edition bietet mehrere Farben von rot, blau, grün, gelb und lila. Der Fersenkäfig, drei Streifen, Zunge und Schnürsenkel sind in schwarz mit einer weißen Zwischensohle. Das zweite Paar aus dem kommt in fast ein 4. Juli Thema. Mit rot, weiß und blau durch die gewebten Oberteile. Weiße Länder auf der Zwischensohle, Fersenkäfig und Schnürsenkel, während Grau auf die Zunge trifft. Das adidas ZX Flux Reflective Woven Pack ist ab sofort bei Foot Locker erhältlich. Es gibt noch kein Release-Datum für die Packung in den USA zu starten. Schauen Sie sich noch mehr Bilder an und bleiben Sie für eine breitere Version gestimmt.

Der adidas Ultra Boost ist einer der besser laufenden Schuhe auf dem Markt und Top-Tier von der Marke. Mit einem Lifestyle-Look wird die Marke von KRISVANASSCHE um Unterstützung gebeten. Adidas hat die Zusammenarbeit noch nicht angekündigt, aber KRISVANASSCHE teilte das kommende Projekt über Social Media. Der adidas Ultra Boost kommt in zwei Farben. Eine in schwarz / grau / weiß / rot und die andere in schwarz / grau / weiß / grün. Auf dem Zehenkasten haben die beiden Argyle hinzugefügt. Immer noch alles, was Sie brauchen, um zu laufen, wie BOOST-Technologie, Kris Van Assche und adidas werden adidas stan smith damen günstig Sie jetzt Marathons im Stil machen. Ein Release-Termin für die KRISVANASSCHE adidas Ultra Boost ist noch nicht bekannt, aber sie sollten in diesem Sommer ausgewählte Händler treffen.

Das adidas Tubular Primeknit Blue Spice ist das neueste Modell aus der drei Streifenmarke, die ihr populäres Röhrenmodell nimmt und es mit Primeknit Material mischt. Bereits eine klassische, These-Version des adidas Tubular Feature Primeknit Material durch die Oberteile, die uns eine leichtere Version des Schuhs gibt. Mit blauem Gewürz durch die Oberteile wird auch ein Reptilienmuster verwendet. Weiße Länder auf dem Branding und auf der Zwischensohle, während minimale schwarze Anschläge auf die Schnürsenkel kommen.

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 on: November 23, 2016, 09:17:03 pm 
Started by et - Last post by et
When I linked this article, Trump was just getting started and the writer pretty much "got it" by suggesting Donald was riding the zeitgeist.  As we have seen in the past year, the Dems were smug and ignored what used to be their core constituency--blue collar America--again. But Trump is part of a a global wave. Check out what professor Mark Blyth says about "Global Trumpism" on You Tube.  It puts things into a more comprehensive perspective.

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 on: November 08, 2015, 12:52:56 pm 
Started by et - Last post by et
The Third Way wing of the Democratic Party (which gave us the Clintons and Al Gore and others) is concerned about the swing back toward its roots in Liberalism.  Of course it will not utter the word, preferring Progressive as a tolerable label.  But here is what they are saying:

From the Guardian
“There is no question that the prevailing temper of the Democratic party is populist: strongly sceptical of what we like to call capitalism and angry about the perceived power of the monied elite in politics,” said PPI president and founder Will Marshall.

“But inequality is not the biggest problem we face: it is symptomatic of the biggest problem we face, which is slow growth.”


The PPI is the Progressive Policy Institute. Democratic think-tank.

Mr. Marshall goes on to call Sanders and now Hillary Clinton (of all people) giving in to "feel good politics" by bashing the wealthy and corporations.

Really?  It is not about inequality?  Really?

Mr. Marshall is why Democrats are losing and why people are suffering. And I also notice he has yet to provide any solutions consistent with his own hypotheses. 


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 on: October 22, 2015, 04:28:39 pm 
Started by et - Last post by et
From FreethoughtProject.com
Oct 21 2015

Reykevik, Iceland – In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions of CEO’s and high-level financial executives in the U.S., Iceland has just sentenced 26 bankers to a combined 74 years in prison.

The majority of those convicted have been sentenced to prison terms of two to five years. The maximum penalty in Iceland for financial crimes is six years, although hearings are currently underway to consider extending the maximum beyond six years.

The prosecutions are the result of Iceland’s banksters manipulating the Icelandic financial markets after Iceland deregulated their finance sector in 2001. Eventually, an accumulation of foreign debt resulted in a meltdown of the entire banking sector in 2008.

According to Iceland Magazine:

In two separate rulings last week, the Supreme Court of Iceland and the Reykjavík District Court sentenced three top managers of Landsbankinn and two top managers of Kaupþing, along with one prominent investor, to prison for crimes committed in the lead-up to the financial collapse of 2008. With these rulings the number of bankers and financiers who have been sentenced to prison for crimes relating to the financial collapse has reached 26, and a combined prison time of 74 years.
Massive debts were incurred in the name of the Icelandic public, to allow the country to continue to function, which are still being repaid to the IMF and other nations eight years later by the citizens of Iceland. In contrast to the U.S., Iceland has chosen to hold the criminals that manipulated their financial system accountable under the law.

In the U.S., not a single banking executive was charged with crimes related to the 2008 financial crisis, even though the U.S. itself precipitated the crisis. Icelandic President, Olafur Ragnar Grimmson summed it up best in his response when asked how his country recovered from the global financial crisis.

“We were wise enough not to follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies of the Western financial world in the last 30 years. We introduced currency controls, we let the banks fail, we provided support for the people and didn’t introduce austerity measures like you’re seeing in Europe.”
While Iceland has prosecuted those that caused their financial crisis, America has done the opposite. In 2008, after Congress bailed out the failing American banks to the tune of $700 billion dollars, courtesy of the American taxpayer, many of the executives of institutions that received TARP bailout funds ended up getting large bonuses!

The prosecution of the Icelandic banksters represents an accountability that does not exist in the United States of America. It seems clear that the financial “Masters of the Universe” are the ones that truly control the political apparatus in the U.S., making it obvious there is no one who is going to hold them accountable for manipulating and crashing the financial markets.


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 on: October 12, 2015, 07:23:29 pm 
Started by et - Last post by et
From the Associated Press 10-11-15 byline Josh Boak
America's crushing surge of student debt, now at $1.2 trillion, has bred a disturbing new phenomenon: School loans that span multiple generations within families. Weighed down by their own loans, many parents lack the means to fund their children's educations without sinking even deeper into debt.

Data analyzed exclusively by The Associated Press, along with surveys about families and rising student debt loads, show that:

School loans increasingly belong to Americans over 40. This group accounts for 35 percent of education debt, up from 25 percent in 2004, according to the New York Federal Reserve. Contributing to this surge: Longer repayment schedules, more midcareer workers returning to school and additional borrowing for children's education.
Generation X adults — those from 35 to 50 years old — owe about as much as people fresh out of college do. Student loan balances average $20,000 for Generation X. Millennials, who are 34 and younger, have roughly the same average debt, according to a report by Pew Charitable Trusts.

Gen-X parents who carry student debt and have teenage children have struggled to save for their children's educations. The average they have in college savings plans is just $4,000, compared with a $20,000 average for teenagers' parents who aren't still repaying their own school loans, Pew found. A result is that many of their children will need to borrow heavily for college, thereby perpetuating a cycle of family debt.
Student debt is surpassing groceries as a primary expense, with the gap widening most for younger families. The average college-educated head of household under 40 owes $404 a month in student debt payments, according to an AP analysis of Fed data. That's slightly more than what the government says the average college-educated family spends at the supermarket.

The multigenerational debt cycle reflects a rush to pursue college as a path to middle class security. Roughly 25 years ago, federal policies began encouraging borrowing on a mass scale to cover soaring college costs. Policymakers figured borrowers could afford the debt because college degrees would all but guarantee comfortable incomes.



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 on: October 11, 2015, 10:08:49 am 
Started by et - Last post by et
Bloomberg News reports on Oct 10 that a large rally in Berlin turned out a quarter-million against the TTP. Sounds like the German people have paid attention and see the handwriting on the wall.  Have you done your homework? Have you wondered why negotiations have been held since 2013 in secret?  Have you wondered why the text of the agreement is still not available for public viewing? Do you realize Congress will get about 90 days to look at it before voting?  Do you understand Fast Track Authority granted to the President subjects this to a simple thumbs-up/thumbs-down vote in Congress?  What makes you think your Congress-critters will examine this with any more attentiveness than any other bill placed on their desks? 

Who stands to gain?

From Bloomberg:

A protest over a proposed U.S.-European Union trade agreement drew an estimated quarter of a million people to Berlin on Saturday to complain the deal may cost jobs and erode environmental protections.
The turnout “significantly” exceeded expectations, according to a statement by organizers backed by more than 170 German labor unions, nature conservation lobbies, charities and other groups. Protesters walked from the capital’s main railway station and passed near the parliament building.

Some Europeans are concerned the trade pact will reduce food or environmental standards, endanger jobs and undermine governments. Advocates say the agreement will increase exports, helping to fuel economic expansion after the financial and sovereign debt crises eroded wealth and caused banks to rein in lending.

The German Economy Ministry, in full page newspaper ads in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Saturday, said the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact won’t hurt the quality of life in Europe. It’s in the region’s interest to set rules for global trade, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel wrote.

Opponents of the deal, which the U.S. and EU began negotiating in 2013 to expand the world’s biggest economic relationship, also complained about a separate accord reached in August 2014 between Canada and the EU, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

“Together we are defending our democracy and taking to the streets for fair trade,” the organizers said. “The TTIP negotiations based on the current mandate must be stopped. The existing CETA contracts cannot be ratified in their current form.”

The organizers said they submitted a petition on Wednesday to the Commission with more than 3 million signatures gathered last year against the two trade pacts.
European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem may propose eliminating 97 percent of tariffs in trade with the U.S. at a meeting in Miami this month to avoid failure in the talks, Der Spiegel reported on Saturday, without citing anyone.

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 on: October 11, 2015, 09:59:39 am 
Started by et - Last post by et
It is almost a year before the next national elections will take place. The New York Times reports that somebody has to pay for all the folderol we are seeing on the nightly news these days to promote Hillary, Donald, Ben and Bernie, and all the others who are paraded before your eyes.  To the extent they were able to analyze the income of campaign donations, NYT put up a nice graphic. It shows a pile of green Lego blocs in from of the White House---roughly 120 million, or one block per voting household in the USA.  Barely visible on the top is a crown of 158 red blocks. These 158 represent half of the political spending in this season so far.  Half.  158 out of 120 million.

Think about that. 

Who is selecting what you see?

Who is deciding how to get a rise out of you?

What are they getting you all emotional about?

What is in in it for them?

When are you being exposed to all this stuff?

Where are you getting your daily dose of exposure?

Why do you think there are only 158 "early money" households out of 120 million with the wherewithal to influence your entire society?

How do you think you will fare in the next ten years?

How do you expect things will change?

How does it feel to be among the 99%?

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 on: September 19, 2015, 09:31:16 am 
Started by et - Last post by et
I place this from the St Louis Times Dispatch as an indication of what is to come.  What is that?  Well, there is already a "black lives matter" controversy stirred by people who seem offended by the idea. We have seen growing evidence of it over the last two months--it is becoming a theme which Republicans in particular will gladly take up.  It is only a matter of time before you will hear that "outside agitators" of the "Black lives matter" movement have destroyed Ferguson. "It's all their fault", so the claim will go.  Bear in mind athe not-so-subtle shift away from "lives" to "property values" as the campaign proceeds. And understand while you listen just exactly why "Black lives" are so marginalized.

Moody's Investors Service cut the credit rating of Ferguson to "junk" status on Thursday, citing the city's sharply deteriorating finances.

The rating agency said the seven-notch downgrade of Ferguson's general obligation rating — to Ba1 from Aa3 —  was due to a "severe and rapid" financial deterioration that could lead to insolvency by the end of its fiscal 2017.

"Key drivers of this precipitous drop are declining key revenues, unbudgeted expenditures, and escalating expenses related to ongoing litigation and the Department of Justice consent decree currently under negotiation," Moody's said in a statement.

A Justice Department probe after the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014 found racially biased practices on the part of law enforcement.

In a June 24 fiscal 2016 budget message, Ferguson's Assistant City Manager Matthew Unrein said the city recognized it was in "perilous circumstances" and that continuation of the status quo would result in insolvency sometime in fiscal 2017.

http://www.fergusoncity.com/DocumentCenter/View/1849

Moody's noted that while Ferguson has not indicated any plans to file for municipal bankruptcy, local governments in Missouri can head to bankruptcy court without state approval.

The rating downgrade affects $6.7 million of the city's outstanding GO bonds. Moody's also dropped the ratings on nearly $10 million of certificates of participation to Ba2 and Ba3 from A1 and A2 and warned all the ratings were on review for potential further downgrades.

Moody's added Ferguson's ratings could be withdrawn completely if the city continues to fail to provide requested information on cash-flow projections, legal costs and insurance coverage for legal settlements.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles called the downgrade "unfair." He said Moody's asked for information the city could not provide at this time.

"It doesn't matter. We're not issuing any debt now," he said, adding the city's finances are solid for the time being.

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