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  • 01:59

    PROGRESSIVE PAVILION

    in Politics

    Listen to the Kansas Progressive Caucus meeting and a presentation on what are the issues Kansans are discussing.  The audio comes from the Aug. 22, 2015 "Progressive Pavilion" held during the Kansas Democratic Party's annual Wichita Demofest.  


    What's the matter with Kansas? "The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently reported that Kansas has the ninth-most unfair tax system in the county.  A Kansan earning $47,700 a year pays 9.5 percent of income in state and local taxes; but someone earning $1,191,700 pays an effective rate of just 3.6 percent."


    So much for the 'trickle down' libertarian economic theories masterminded by the Wichita plutocrats Charles & David Koch; and implemented by Gov. Sam Brownback and his cronies in the state legislature.


    Kansas legislative news shorts provided by the Kansas National Organization of Women, the Kansas Democratic Party, Kansas Farmers Union, local news media, etc.


     


     

  • 01:59

    SATURDAY HIGH NOON

    in Politics

    What's the matter with Kansas? "The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently reported that Kansas has the ninth-most unfair tax system in the county.  A Kansan earning $47,700 a year pays 9.5 percent of income in state and local taxes; but someone earning $1,191,700 pays an effective rate of just 3.6 percent."


    So much for the 'trickle down' libertarian economic theories masterminded by the Wichita plutocrats Charles & David Koch; and implemented by Gov. Sam Brownback and his cronies in the state legislature.


     


    Program Summary: 15 August 2015


    1st HOUR: Hear Jeff Blankfort from KZYX Studios, Philo, CA discussing the  McGovern reviews background of MH-17 downing and refusal of Obama admin to release US intel to public, ignoring VIPS request last year; cites Kerry's use of social media, to place blame on Russian-backed rebels; questions Dutch investigators finding of new missile evidence, why black boxes were given to Brits and contents never reported; compares reporting with case of KAL-007 in 1983 when So. Korea jet was downed 200 miles into Soviet territory shortly after US spy plane took same route and truth only came later; speaks of foiled 'false flag' effort by US neocons to frame Syria for chemical weapons use and frustration when Obama took issue of attack Assad to Congress. Comments on Iran nuke deal opposition, ends with funny story on Lieberman and Wolfowitz.


    2nd HOUR Hear the latest from "across the pond" Bristol Community fm radio (U.K.) with "Friday Drivetime" host Tony Gosling and "Old Labour" Martin Summers.  Subtitled from the State of the City segment: "Tory govt. to bypass local planners to green light Fracking" and "Ted Heath's 1939 camping trip to Nazi Germany & Poland."  

  • 02:08

    SATURDAY HIGH NOON

    in Politics

    What's the matter with Kansas? "The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently reported that Kansas has the ninth-most unfair tax system in the county.  A Kansan earning $47,700 a year pays 9.5 percent of income in state and local taxes; but someone earning $1,191,700 pays an effective rate of just 3.6 percent."


    So much for the 'trickle down' libertarian economic theories masterminded by the Wichita plutocrats Charles & David Koch; and implemented by Gov. Sam Brownback and his cronies in the state legislature.


    Here is a very informative article by Larry Weigel recently featured at the Women for Kansas web site "Bleeding Kansas – Revenue shortfall will require grassroots leadership to deal with crisis".  Mr. Weigel has appeared multiple times on Radio Free Kansas and in this article describes who, how and why Kansas has entered this dangerous phase of reactionary policies, self-imposed austerity and regressive taxation.


    Naomi Fowler's latest world wide informative "Tax Cast" from the Tax Justice Network (30 min. ca.) SUMMARY: Do our politicians believe in the societies they serve or not? The Taxcast looks at making the tax returns of our elected representatives public and the inspirational achievement of journalist Umar Cheema of  the Centre for Investigative Reporting in making Pakistan only the fourth country in the world to publish the tax returns of its Parliamentarians. Also: how the British general election demonstrates political capture by finance interests; libertarian paradise – the world's newest tax haven; and is Singapore trying to shut down reporting on its tax haven status? 

  • 02:51

    SEN. BERNIE SANDERS HIGH NOON

    in Politics

    What's the matter with Kansas? "The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently reported that Kansas has the ninth-most unfair tax system in the country.  A Kansan earning $47,700 a year pays 9.5 percent of income in state and local taxes; but someone earning $1,191,700 pays an effective rate of just 3.6 percent."


    So much for the 'trickle down' libertarian economic theories masterminded by the Wichita plutocrats Charles & David Koch; and implemented by Gov. Sam Brownback and his cronies in the state legislature.


     

  • 02:00

    SATURDAY HIGH NOON

    in Politics

    What's the matter with Kansas? "The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently reported that Kansas has the ninth-most unfair tax system in the country.  A Kansan earning $47,700 a year pays 9.5 percent of income in state and local taxes; but someone earning $1,191,700 pays an effective rate of just 3.6 percent."


    So much for the 'trickle down' libertarian economic theories masterminded by the Wichita plutocrats Charles & David Koch; and implemented by Gov. Sam Brownback and his cronies in the state legislature.


     


    Program Summary: 21 March 2015

  • 02:00

    Re-Evolution Radio Light Upon Light Pt.5

    in Radio

    Re-Evolution Radio presents the Light Upon Light Series Pt.5 with Imam Yusuf Abdus Salaam. Tonight the Imam goes into Synchronicities, this show is truly a beacon of light for the seekers.


    "The Pagan Ball worshipping superbowl reveals a story that must be told."

  • 02:04

    SATURDAY HIGH NOON

    in Politics

    What's the matter with Kansas? "The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy recently reported that Kansas has the ninth-most unfair tax system in the country.  A Kansan earning $47,700 a year pays 9.5 percent of income in state and local taxes; but someone earning $1,191,700 pays an effective rate of just 3.6 percent."


    So much for the 'trickle down' libertarian economic theories masterminded by; the Wichita plutocrats Charles & David Koch, and implemented by Gov. Sam Brownback and his super-majority in the state legislature.


    Program Summary: 21 Feb. 2015


    Kansas legislative news shorts provided by the Kansas National Organization of Women, the Kansas Democratic Party, Kansas Farmers Union, local news media, etc.


    Hear what committee chief is holding up Medicaid expansion in Kansas, and why.  Also the latest last ditch attempt to keep irrigating federally subsidized crops in the Kansas southwestern desert.


    2nd Hour - Hear the latest from "across the pond" (released for distribution 20 Feb. 2015) from investigative reporter, Tony Gosling & "Old Labour" Martin Summer as they host from the U. K.'s Bristol community radio station the "Friday Drivetime" show. 

  • 02:00

    The great Republican sellout delivered lightning fast

    in Politics Conservative

    Didn't take the Republican House long to break promises of the 2014 midterms.


    What's even more remarkable is they expected respect from Democrats for doing so.


    Friday's Don and Doug tracks the latest on fragmented attempts to shove a corrupt appropriations plan down America's throat. If any of Obama's executive immigration amnesty gets funded, those voting the appropriation become complicit in its treachery.


    There's other stuff bubbling too.


    Items of absurdity continue to compound. Some big, some small. All become data points, as Don and Doug continue connecting the dots in these perilous times. 

  • Feed Your Head and Progress Toward Democracy

    in Current Events

    'Feed Your Head' is off tonight.  Catch RA (Ruthann Amarteifio) over at 'Here-Be-Monsters on BTR for 'The Ceremony' with Gwendolyn Holden Barry and others as we celebrate the Winter Solstice!!

    "Progress Toward Democrcy w/ Brian Stetten and Ruthann RA Amarteifio' is happy to welcome Danny Weil back!!


    We begin by Brian Stetten briefly discussing right wing libertarian insanity and the promotion of freedom and democracy for plutocrats only.


    Then education/labor activist, and public attorney Danny Weil will discuss picking your poison: Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. How the plutocrats made a mockery of representative democracy!


    Danny Weil is a writer for Project Censored and Daily Censored. He received the Project Censored "Most Censored" News Stories of 2009-10 award for his article: "Neoliberalism, Charter Schools and the Chicago Model / Obama and Duncan's Education Policy: Like Bush's, Only Worse," published by Counterpunch, August 24, 2009.
    Dr. Weil has published more than seven books on education in the past 20 years. You can also read much more about the for-profit, predatory colleges in his writings found at Counterpunch.com, Dailycensored.com, dissidentvoice.com and Project Censored.com where he has covered the issue of the privatization of education for years. He can be reached at weilunion@aol.com.
    His book, an encyclopedia on charter schools, entitled: "Charter School Movement: History, Politics, Policies, Economics and Effectiveness," 641 pages, was published in August of 2009 by Grey House Publishing, New York, and provides a scathing look at the privatization of education through charter schools.

  • 00:04

    GEORGE CARLIN & THE AMERICAN DREAM ----> YOU HAVE TO BE ASLEEP TO BELIEVE IT!

    in Politics Progressive

    The late, great comic George Carlin did a 3-min./12-sec. comedy skit a few years back.


    It basically encapsulated the entire thrust of what the Occupy Wall Street movement was all about.


    Only a handful of people actually have a say in the affairs of our country and that is because they own literally everything ---> land, buildings, corporations, banks AND most importantly, the AIR WAVES!


    They therefore OWN all of the rest of us.  They have us by the BALLS!


    They tell us what to think, how to react, what to focus on or not.


    The 1% know full well that, for the most part, MOST of us will do as we're told and not bother thinking about any BIG PICTURE.  They know full well that, for the most part, we are too bogged down with our own respective daily dramas - like survival - and that we will never mount any real concerted threat directed at their monopoly of power.


    We, in effect, play the part of the victim all too well.  We allow the mighty plutocratic machine to ram us up the arse continuously and relentlessly with the Red, White & Blue Shaft.  And, we don't really work up much of a lather to offer up a real objection or complaint.  We can only muster up a tinny whine and just continue to muddle along.


    Having lost so many hard fought rights and privileges over the last 30-35 years the Plutocrats are now going after our Social Security & Carlin suggests that they will get that as well.


    He closes his skit with a complete refutation of the so-called AMERICAN DREAM.  He intones:  "It's A Dream, Because You Have To Be ASLEEP TO BELIEVE IT!


    Worker Bees Of The World Throw Off Your Blinders.  You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Own MYOPIA.


     


    NightRider/RoughRider


     

  • 00:47

    Chrystia Freeland: Rise of The New Plutocrats

    in Politics

    Reuter’s Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland explained the global growth of the plutocracy, the economic and technological drivers behind the growth of small sectors of super wealth, the impact of the bubble the plutocrats live in globally, the challenge the left … Continue reading →