“Good intentions are in abundance, but actual practices are scarce. Thus, it is easy to gaze lovingly at the good intentions of reformers while casting a sideways glance at what actually happens.”—From, The Cycle of Juvenile Justice by Thomas J. Bernard and Megan C. Kurlychek (via huyennie)
Philip Morris International, noted that profits rose from a range of price increases, even as sales of cigarette units were virtually flat. Highlighting figures previously released, Mr. Camilleri said the company’s revenue was up 6.6 percent last year, to $25.7 billion, excluding excise taxes.
Am I the only one that is confused with this? Let me get this right…. You make BILLIONS off of selling people DEATH sticks?
The News International phone-hacking scandal is an ongoing controversy involving mainly the News of the World but also other British tabloid newspapers published by News international, a subsidiary of News Corporations. Employees of the newspaper were accused of engaging in phone hacking, police bribery, and exercising improper influence in the pursuit of publishing stories. Investigations conducted from 2005–2007 concluded that the paper’s phone hacking activities were limited to celebrities, politicians and members of the British Royal Family. However, in July 2011, it was revealed that the phones of murdered schoolgirl Milley Dowler, relatives of deceased British soldiers, and victims of the 7/7 London Bombings were also accessed, resulting in a public outcry against News Corporation and owner Rupert Murdoch. Advertiser boycotts contributed to the closure of the News of the World on 10 July, ending 168 years of publication.
Fox News was the only news outlet to not report in detail about this scandal. Which isn’t surprising seeing as Rupert Murdoch owns Fox. Instead they under sold the story as a minor scandal… Phone hacking and police bribery?! Isn’t this tabloid gold? They also left out the whistle blower(Sean Hoare) who blew the cover on this scandal is now dead. The police has this to say "The death is currently being treated as unexplained but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing." Any one else see something odd about it being the same police who took bribes for the phone hacking scandal. Trust nothing you hear and half of what you see.
Ever wonder if Fox does a bit of spying via phone hacking or email hacking?
It saddens me that we live in a world where there are people that still would decide, or believe they have the right, to sentence someone to death. What’s worse is when someone is sentenced to death for a crime they did not commit or when a case they are involved in shows no proof…
Scenario: A friend of yours is going out of town for two weeks. He needs a house sitter and you volunteer for the second week. A week goes by when you arrive for your shift of house sitting you notice the previous sitter did a horrible job. The living room and kitchen are a mess, mail hasn’t been checked in a week, animals haven’t been fed and to top it all off the plumbing is acting up. Your friend returns from his trip early with no warning and he returns to find his house a mess. Is it fair for him to pass judgment and become upset if the disaster wasn’t taken care of after two days?
This is the image our friends over at Fox like to associate Obama with. Playing the blame game and tarnishing the bills he attempts to pass. Although Obama’s lack of “balls” makes him almost as bad a president as his predecessor Bush and a lot of his bills could have been executed to be more beneficial for the people and himself. The so commonly called “Obama Care” at least got his foot in the door and can now be altered. He is catching all the heat for the debt the country is in but again he walked into this mess he did not create it. He has tried to pass numerous bills through congress to get cut the deficits but to no avail. His plans to close corporate loop holes and stop tax cuts for the super rich were unanimously denied by the republican party(because they “create jobs”, these have been in place since Bush and unemployment continues to gorw). Instead they cut safety nets for the poor such as welfare and unemployment. The logic behind kicking someone when they’re down and giving money to people who have plenty is atrocious and sickening. To continue to cut public school funding and wonder why our students are falling so far behind other countries. Never once have we touched the defense budget. With no jobs and school being so expensive the only outlet for many young Americans is the military. It’s how we are able to stay at war for 10 years and not need a draft. Obama’s plan to create jobs tops any proposed from the GOP, Tea Party or any of the other smaller branches of the republican party. His plan to close corporate loop holes and tax the super rich is backed by investor/philanthropist Warren Buffet.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Wall Street and elsewhere in lower Manhattan Saturday 9/17/11 to protest the influence of money in U.S. politics and decry what they perceive to be the injustices of the financial system.
The mostly peaceful protest, called “Occupy Wall Street,” was spearheaded by the activist magazine Adbusters and promoted through Twitter, FaceBook and other social media networks. Organizers have said the protests are modeled on the “Arab Spring” wave of uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere.
#OccupyWallStre3t is the first of many steps that are needed to get the banks/corporations out of politics and take back our future. This peaceful protest was hugely organized by rapper/activist @LupeFiasco and internet activist Anonymous @anon_central. #OccupyWallStre3t should have been a trending topic Saturday but was censored by Twitter and instead Justin Beiber for President trended. Sad that so many people are still clueless about this protest but not surprising when Jersey Shore is the number one show in America. They won’t realize what has been happening and is happening until they awake one day and the revolution has started. With the twisted/bias opinions of the media will you know what to fight for or why? I hope so. I’m not here to sway you to think a certain way. Just here to give you a heads up and encourage you to do a little research of your own.
Guy Fawkes mask are worn as a symbol of revolution.
I changed the second e to 3 because my last blog will no longer let me sign in and yahoo won’t allow emails to be sent if the the name of the operation is in the body.