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The Illusion of Freedom

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Illusion of Freedom - Zappa

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Written by mattliving

July 13, 2016 at 7:39 am

Record Companies are Furniture Companies

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Phil Alvin gives a history lesson in who the “record companies” came into existence and how they came to control virtually every aspect of the music business.

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January 26, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Stealin’ All My Dreams!

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Canada’s Blue Rodeo throws a heaping of well deserved reality at Harper and his sole sucking, dream crushing Conservatives with their new song Stealin’ All My Dreams which is a catalog of all the horrors of the Harper regime, from stifling scientists to strip-mining the CBC to doubling down on tar-sand oil.

Canada’s youth needs to get out and vote. Don’t let your grandfather’s political party continue to sell Canada to the highest bidder.

#nomorecons

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October 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

TPP: One Partnership to Rule Them All!

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Reddit: “It’s important to remember the biggest backers of the TPP
are the same multinational corporations and bankers that
got rich transferring the American technology, jobs and capital
that built the Chinese threatFool me once shame on you…”

TPP Infographic

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May 12, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Ron Paul Warned of the Coming Tyranny

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Ideals are very important to the shaping of society.
In fact, that are more important than bombings or armies or guns.
And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit.
They are behind all the choices we make.
They can transform the world in a way that governments and armies can not.
Fighting for liberty with ideas makes more sense to me than
fighting with guns or politics or political power.
With ideas, we can make real change that lasts.
– Ron Paul

Written by mattliving

March 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Full-Frontal Assault on Democracy

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TPP Equals

The Guardian: The purpose of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is to remove the regulatory differences between the US and European nations. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. But I left out the most important issue: the remarkable ability it would grant big business to sue the living daylights out of governments which try to defend their citizens. It would allow a secretive panel of corporate lawyers to overrule the will of parliament and destroy our legal protections. Yet the defenders of our sovereignty say nothing.

The mechanism through which this is achieved is known as investor-state dispute settlement. It’s already being used in many parts of the world to kill regulations protecting people and the living planet.

Written by mattliving

December 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm

JFK’s Warning to the Future

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April 15, 2014 at 11:56 am