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Salem-News.com (Feb-13-2012 23:20)


House bills are risky, complicated and wasteful.

(SALEM) - Oregon capitol The goal of this series is to inform Oregon's elected officials about bills drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Conference - rather than bills submitted by Oregonians.

Vetting ALEC Bills: A closer look at bills sponsored by representatives serving the American Legislative Exchange Conference.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-12-2012 12:58)

From Whence Cometh This Wisdom?

Greatest Function of Democratic Dialog Is Wisdom Shared - Founders Discovered Principles Which Make It So.

(SEASIDE, Ore.) - Revolutionary war statue The brute fact is that much of the murderous muddle comes from lack of wisdom rather than the containing status of "a campaign year":

The demands of that strange time illuminating mostly the mildly-insane machinations within the remaining wreckage of a once-major group.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-30-2012 14:50)

Corporate Gurus Shape, Distort ALEC `Models`

Lavish-Cost Memberships Conceal Corporate Dialog Control, Present Payoff by "Scholarships", Protect Results By Veto

(SEASIDE, Ore.) - money trail Corporations exist solely to extract money from any source they can process, using whatever means they can manage, maneuver or manipulate.

The so-called "modern" corporation has yet to accept and build its chartered structure and operations on any purpose but that of "profit" --however obtained.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-08-2012 22:59)

The NRA -- A terrorist organization

Guns + testosterone + NRA = American terrorism.

(CALGARY, Alberta) - Salem-News.com There were sombre ceremonies across Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, January 8, 2012, in remembrance of Jared Loughner’s shooting spree a year ago where he seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killed six and wounded 12 more.

I suggest that the Untied States, is the only country in world, where remembrances could be held virtually every single day of the year for egregious killings of citizens by their other citizens—all indirectly supported by the National Rifle Association.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2011 21:38)

ALEC-Model Legislation Undermining Constitutional Legislative Decision-Process

Continuing corporate dollar-power IS deciding questions of law, superseding Electees - Voters Defrauded by Set-Up semblances substituting for Democratic political process.

(SEASIDE, Ore.) - Constitutional The ALEC-crisis continues, threatening every state-level law enacted since 1973 with possible, even probable, distortion and perversion from what might have been enacted, lacking corporate dollar-millions spent to provide carefully-constructed and controlled "model legislation" for passage.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-25-2011 10:37)

The Free Market Fallacy

For you supporters of less government and more free-market, you're barking up the wrong tree.

(CALGARY, Alberta) - FBI Warning logo We’ve been seeing the warnings at the start of VHS/DVD movies for so long, that we don’t even notice them anymore, except to be irritated that we have to endure them because we can’t fast forward past them.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-18-2011 21:13)

Top 50 points against capitalism

I differentiate between capitalism and free-enterprise and describe a free-enterprise business as one with no more than two or three co-owners and where the owner(s) know at least 80% of their employees by their first name.

(CALGARY, Alberta) - Salem-News.com Most of the good done in the world is done by non-capitalists.

Here are the top 50 aspects of capitalism (in no particular order) that are combining to destroy the earth and mankind along the way...

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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2011 08:54)

Why most people believe in capitalism

No cheers for capitalism!

(CALGARY, Alberta) - John D. Rockefeller and son in 1915 Capitalism is fundamentally about the production, distribution and consumption of goods. By itself, this is a neutral and harmless reality.

The harm enters when production alone, becomes capitalism’s raison d’être Capitalism “works” because capitalists risk their capital in an enterprise in the hope/expectation they will receive an increased return (profit) on their investment. Again, this is not an unreasonable expectation.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2011 12:08)

Oregon`s ALEC Leader Rep. Whisnant Reluctant to Dialog On His Reasoning

Gene Won "Legislator of Year" from ALEC But Now Has Secretary Send S-N Outmoded Statement to Eugene WEEKLY When Confronted - Part 3 1/2 of ALEC Series.

(SEASIDE, Ore.) - ALEC money trail Long ago in leading story coverage for United Press-Boston, learned first thing demanded on any controversial situation was free, open, honest, comprehensive opportunity for dialog with the reporter, prior to any publication of further detail.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-01-2011 22:14)

`ALEC` UN-Elected, Writing U.S. Legislation Under Koch-Influenced Direction In Many States

Costly "Hidden-Tunnel Operation" Since 1973 Provides Law-Text For Legislators Reflecting "Facilitation" By Billionaires.

(SEASIDE, Ore.) - NDEA 1958 By personal choice and improbable chance, early on in this life's long journey, I had opportunity to work --and learn-- in our nation's capital city and the Capitol itself --in the 1950s.

What we did there, then, can hardly be termed as "lobbying" since it was so early and so amateurish, but we did succeed in helping to draft an historic legislative achievement, the National Defense Education Act of 1958, which brought more than $9 million in matching funds to Oregon education.

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