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Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 3:54pm.
Hello everyone! We will be meeting tomorrow at 7pm at the same place -- the Doubletree at 555 W. Foothill Blvd -- but I prefer the tables up against the North wall outside of the conference room. I have to drive my daughter to her concert that night so will not be attending this time. I cannot miss the opportunity. Please let me know what happens.
Food for thought:
"On December 13, 1711, the New York City Common Council made Wall Street the city's first official slave market for the sale and rental of enslaved Africans and Indians." - Wikipedia. Now the whole world is exploitable human capital (the commodification of people = slaves) for Wall Street! The slave market is what kept NY from entering into the Civil war until later on. -TS
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:02pm.
Hello fellow We will be meeting at the Double Tree Orchard Restaurant Wednesday 2/26/14. Whoever gets there earliest please secure a table to the opposite side of the room from the bar, the acoustics are better there! We could hear each other talk last week.
"Politics is the shadow cast upon the people by big business" John Dewey. I think it is much worse now than during his time though the PR industry was being revolutionized by his contemporaries Edward Bernays and Walter Lippmann. Now spin and every imaginable form of corruption permeates every aspect of our existence. Getting to talk about this in an open forum which helps us pull away the veil that obfuscates the truth(s) that serve the vested interests of corporatocracy, Banksters and the "military industrial congressional complex". See you there!
We might have a new member by the name of Brandon Needham, he is on the same page as the rest of us but considerably younger.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:51am.
Hello everyone! The meeting will be at the same place as last week: Wednesday, 7pm - - the DoubleTree, 555 W. Foothill Blvd
We must decide on a new location given the echo chamber the Orchard restaurant has turned into as a result of carpet removal. If it is warm enough we could sit outside too. There is so much to talk about plus 33 conspiracy theories that turned out to be the truth!
The oilygarchs can get away with murder, and climate destruction while being subsidized by us taxpayers. Oil spills are happening quite often and they cut corners on regulations (Example "The PIG in the Pipeline" by Greg Palast) through legislation. Taxpayers always pick up the tab when oil spills happen.
YOU PROBABLY NEVER SAW THIS: A train carrying 2.7 million gallons of crude oil derailed and exploded in rural Alabama last week, but got scant media coverage. http://ow.ly/qKAtc
- Thomas Stubbs
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:27pm.
So much to talk about at Drinking Liberally tomorrow. Join us at the Doubletree Hotel, 555 W Foothill Boulevard at 7pm for our weekly gathering.
All are welcome to join us -- regulars and newcomers alike.
Here is one discussion question:
Why did no one hear President Clinton's apologetic 16 minute speech regarding the 18 people who were injected with plutonium and the radiation experiments on other unsuspecting people (Guinea Pigs) during the Manhattan project?
Sources: Eileen Welsome "The Plutonium Files," and DOE Hazel O'Leary.
I am looking forward to a lively discussion with you all.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:21am.
Hello everyone! We will be meeting the room next to the Orchard lounge where we regularly go because the Orchard lounge is being remodeled.
- Thomas Stubbs
"Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street - financial institutions generally - has caused severe damage to the people of the United States (and the world). And should also know that it has been doing so increasingly for over 30 years, as their power in the economy has radically increased, and with it their political power. That has set in motion a vicious cycle that has concentrated immense wealth, and with it political power, in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1%, while the rest increasingly become what is sometimes called 'a precariat' - seeking to survive in a precarious existence. They also carry out these ugly activities with almost complete impunity - not only too big to fail, but also 'too big to jail.'
The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course."
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