This is my humble attempt to share useful information, present alternate ideas and inspire original thought in an effort to help people transform their approach to life, hopefully leading to a more productive, creative and stress-free existence.

The current paradigm is broken in so many ways, on so many levels and inhibits us from making the most of our lives. Relearn, rethink, reinvent. Discover the alternatives and break through the manipulation, fear and deception.

There are many ways to avoid the system, get around the system and defy the system. But there are also many ways to improve our lives by simply paying more attention and thinking through things instead of just going through the motions.

Let’s try this together. Let’s look at everything from the food we eat, to the medicine we use; the way we drive and how we use transportation; how we manage money and our understanding of what money is; how we use our time and who we spend time with; what we focus our energy and emotion on and where our potential truly lies.

I hope this will open your eyes and help you to find your own paradigm to live within.

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16th April 2014

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* The majority (66 percent) of low-wage workers are not employed by small businesses, but rather by large corporations with over 100 employees;
* The 50 largest employers of low-wage workers have largely recovered from the recession and most are in strong financial positions: 92 percent were profitable last year; 78 percent have been profitable for the last three years; 75 percent have higher revenues now than before the recession; 73 percent have higher cash holdings; and 63 percent have higher operating margins (a measure of profitability).
* Top executive compensation averaged $9.4 million last year at these firms, and they have returned $174.8 billion to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks over the past five years.

* The majority (66 percent) of low-wage workers are not employed by small businesses, but rather by large corporations with over 100 employees;

* The 50 largest employers of low-wage workers have largely recovered from the recession and most are in strong financial positions: 92 percent were profitable last year; 78 percent have been profitable for the last three years; 75 percent have higher revenues now than before the recession; 73 percent have higher cash holdings; and 63 percent have higher operating margins (a measure of profitability).

* Top executive compensation averaged $9.4 million last year at these firms, and they have returned $174.8 billion to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks over the past five years.

Tagged: broken systemminimum wagewealth gapgreedinfographicraise the minimum wageCorporate States Of Americacorruptionlearn somethingstand upraise uptake control

Source: raisetheminimumwage.com

15th April 2014

Video

In the U.S., it’s Tax Day. Let’s see just how fucked up this country is and how unfair the tax system is to the 99%!

Tagged: videoRobert Reichtax daytax systemunfairwealth gapincome inequalityloopholesIRSFederal Income Taxtax ratesgreedbroken system

14th April 2014

Photo reblogged from AtomicGod with 110 notes

Our “democracy” is a broken system.
GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS!!!

Our “democracy” is a broken system.

GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS!!!

Tagged: broken systemcorruptionend corruptioncorrupt governmentfight corruptionstand up for your rightswe the peoplebig banksoccupyowswall streetgreedCorporate States Of America

11th April 2014

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kateoplis:

Matt Taibbi's The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, ”as infuriating as it is impossible to put down.”
“Taibbi wrote The Divide to demonstrate that unequal wealth is producing grotesquely unequal outcomes in criminal justice. You might say that’s an old story, but Taibbi believes that, just as income disparities are growing ever wider, so, too, are disparities in who attracts the attention of cops and prosecutors and who doesn’t. Violent crime has fallen by 44 percent in America over the past two decades, but during that same period the prison population has more than doubled, skewing heavily black and poor. In essence, poverty itself is being criminalized. Meanwhile, at the other end of the income distribution, an epidemic of white-collar crime has overtaken the financial sector, indicated, for instance, by a proliferation of record-breaking civil settlements. But partly because of an embarrassing succession of botched Justice Department prosecutions, and partly because of a growing worry (first enunciated by Attorney General Eric Holder when he was Bill Clinton’s deputy attorney general) that any aggressive prosecution of big banks could destabilize the economy, Wall Street has come, under President Obama, to enjoy near-total immunity from criminal prosecution. It had more to fear, ironically, when George W. Bush was president. …
[C]riminals are getting harder to find even as new computer systems are enabling the police commissioner to keep track of which precincts are making the most arrests. The solution turns out to be aggressive use of a stop-and-frisk policy that gives cops a blank check to “search virtually anyone at any time.” The police start behaving “like commercial fishermen, throwing nets over whole city blocks.” Some of the fish get prosecuted or ticketed for ever-pettier offenses; 20,000 summonses, for instance, are handed out annually for riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. But most fish aren’t guilty of anything and must grow accustomed to being routinely cuffed and ridden around in a police van before they are tossed back into the water. These fish are, of course, typically black and poor. Anecdotal evidence suggests that throwing a similar fishnet over entire Wall Street firms would produce a criminal yield at least as high as any random ghetto block. But innocent Wall Street fish would have a much bigger megaphone with which to proclaim their constitutional rights, and guilty Wall Street fish would have much better lawyers. …
We may be approaching a day when any kind of personal attention from a large institution that wields substantial control over your life becomes a luxury available only to the few, like a bespoke suit or designer gown.”
The Justice Gap

Matt Taibbi is one of those who reports and writes truths in the hope of sparking something in the average person who might otherwise continue to be mislead by the subjective and corrupt mainstream media here in the United States.
I, for one, am truly grateful for his tenacity and empowered by the knowledge he shares with all of us.

kateoplis:

Matt Taibbi's The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, ”as infuriating as it is impossible to put down.”

Taibbi wrote The Divide to demonstrate that unequal wealth is producing grotesquely unequal outcomes in criminal justice. You might say that’s an old story, but Taibbi believes that, just as income disparities are growing ever wider, so, too, are disparities in who attracts the attention of cops and prosecutors and who doesn’t. Violent crime has fallen by 44 percent in America over the past two decades, but during that same period the prison population has more than doubled, skewing heavily black and poor. In essence, poverty itself is being criminalized. Meanwhile, at the other end of the income distribution, an epidemic of white-collar crime has overtaken the financial sector, indicated, for instance, by a proliferation of record-breaking civil settlements. But partly because of an embarrassing succession of botched Justice Department prosecutions, and partly because of a growing worry (first enunciated by Attorney General Eric Holder when he was Bill Clinton’s deputy attorney general) that any aggressive prosecution of big banks could destabilize the economy, Wall Street has come, under President Obama, to enjoy near-total immunity from criminal prosecution. It had more to fear, ironically, when George W. Bush was president. …

[C]riminals are getting harder to find even as new computer systems are enabling the police commissioner to keep track of which precincts are making the most arrests. The solution turns out to be aggressive use of a stop-and-frisk policy that gives cops a blank check to “search virtually anyone at any time.” The police start behaving “like commercial fishermen, throwing nets over whole city blocks.” Some of the fish get prosecuted or ticketed for ever-pettier offenses; 20,000 summonses, for instance, are handed out annually for riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. But most fish aren’t guilty of anything and must grow accustomed to being routinely cuffed and ridden around in a police van before they are tossed back into the water. These fish are, of course, typically black and poor. Anecdotal evidence suggests that throwing a similar fishnet over entire Wall Street firms would produce a criminal yield at least as high as any random ghetto block. But innocent Wall Street fish would have a much bigger megaphone with which to proclaim their constitutional rights, and guilty Wall Street fish would have much better lawyers. …

We may be approaching a day when any kind of personal attention from a large institution that wields substantial control over your life becomes a luxury available only to the few, like a bespoke suit or designer gown.”

The Justice Gap

Matt Taibbi is one of those who reports and writes truths in the hope of sparking something in the average person who might otherwise continue to be mislead by the subjective and corrupt mainstream media here in the United States.

I, for one, am truly grateful for his tenacity and empowered by the knowledge he shares with all of us.

Tagged: Matt TaibbiThe DivideWealth GapAmerican injusticeinequalitybroken systemgreedcorruptionprison industrial complex

4th April 2014

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Now made even easier thanks to McCutcheon!

Now made even easier thanks to McCutcheon!

Tagged: broken systemcorrupt governmentcorruptionCorporate States Of Americacorporate dominancecorporatismbriberyhow does a bill workoccupyowswall streetgreedwealth gapwealth grabplutocracyoligarchyfascism

21st March 2014

Video reblogged from UPWORTHY with 49 notes

upworthy:

A Gutsy Group Pulled Off A Bold Stunt In The Hopes That The Government Will Actually Listen Up

2 million public comments were submitted to the State Department against the Keystone XL pipeline. So these folks decided to make sure those comments simply could not be ignored.

Two telltale signs that our government works solely for the corporate interests of the uber wealthy & elite 1%;

1) Keystone XL is approved despite widespread public opposition

2) TPP passes despite widespread public opposition

Tagged: broken systemgovernmentcorruptioncorrupt governmentcorporatismCorporate States Of Americacorporate ruleoligarchyplutocracyowsoccupyfight the powerSecretary KerryKoch Brothersgreedpoliticsbig oil

17th March 2014

Photo reblogged from ExposeTheTPP with 9 notes

exposethetpp:

When Nobel Prize winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz says that “free trade” agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are bad news, I tend to sit up and listen.
Check out his New York Times article here: http://nyti.ms/1gumH3W
Then join the fight to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership here: http://bit.ly/1kWhxlZ

If “We The People” can’t, don’t, or won’t stop the TPP, we might as well just all give up on life and freedom altogether right now. Throw in the towel because, as a society, we’re too lazy, too distracted and too complacent to give a shit!

exposethetpp:

When Nobel Prize winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz says that “free trade” agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are bad news, I tend to sit up and listen.

Check out his New York Times article here: http://nyti.ms/1gumH3W

Then join the fight to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership here: http://bit.ly/1kWhxlZ

If “We The People” can’t, don’t, or won’t stop the TPP, we might as well just all give up on life and freedom altogether right now. Throw in the towel because, as a society, we’re too lazy, too distracted and too complacent to give a shit!

Tagged: TPPstop fast trackstop the tppjoseph stiglitzwise wordsadvicenobel prize winnereconomistTrans Pacific PartnershipgreedcorruptionCorporate States Of Americacorporate rulecorporitismwealth grabwealth gapglobal eliteAmerican elitebig banksbig oilbig pharmaMonsantooligarchyplutocracy

8th March 2014

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I got bad news for you, son. If THIS ^ is your motivation, you’re doing it wrong.

I got bad news for you, son. If THIS ^ is your motivation, you’re doing it wrong.

Tagged: dollarsfiat currencyreserve notefederal reserve bankworthlessnot realbroken systemwhat's wrong with Americawhat's wrong with the worlddoing it wrongFAILgreed

28th February 2014

Photo reblogged from Caesar' Caveam; with 99 notes

thecaveam:

theparadigm:

exposethetpp:

Something is seriously wrong when corporations like Cargill and Corn Products International get to dictate whether or not a country’s government listens to this lady: http://bit.ly/1efgInm
But it gets worse. Find out why here: http://bit.ly/1e5l2Rv

This is so backwards and fucked up. The world is basically run by corporations and governments are losing their power to represent the people’s will. 

What type of bullshit is that?

The exact type of bullshit that will force this on numerous other countries if the TPP is finalized!!!

thecaveam:

theparadigm:

exposethetpp:

Something is seriously wrong when corporations like Cargill and Corn Products International get to dictate whether or not a country’s government listens to this lady: http://bit.ly/1efgInm

But it gets worse. Find out why here: http://bit.ly/1e5l2Rv

This is so backwards and fucked up. The world is basically run by corporations and governments are losing their power to represent the people’s will. 

What type of bullshit is that?

The exact type of bullshit that will force this on numerous other countries if the TPP is finalized!!!

Tagged: high fructose corn syrupcorn syrupTPPfree tradetrade agreementcorporate ruleCorporate States Of Americacorporatismbroken systemgreedpowerstop the tppno fast trackTrans Pacific PartnershipNAFTA

Source: exposethetpp

12th February 2014

Video reblogged from UPWORTHY with 39 notes

upworthy:

Let’s Clear Up 3 Lies We’ve Been Hearing A Lot Lately (If We Don’t, I Fear The Worst For The Planet)

In case you need it spelled out for you…

THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE IS HORRIBLE!!!

Tagged: Keystone XLpipelinefalse statementsspinoilbig oilgreedliesvideo