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US Now Legal Oligarchy, Like Russia

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) writes | about 5 months ago

United States 21

It is now completely legal, for the rich to buy any government they like, in America.

It is now completely legal, for the rich to buy any government they like, in America.

In his majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts said that the limits, "do little, if anything, to address that concern, while seriously restricting participation in the democratic process."

Where "democracy" is equated with "expendable surplus wealth".

Well, the veil is off this bitch now.

CORPORATION==PERSON
DOLLAR==SPEECH
WEALTH==LIBERTY

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Oh for crying out loud (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 5 months ago | (#46645389)

Is anybody really going to out-buy the labor unions on the political influence market now?

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 5 months ago | (#46645465)

You live in a fantasy land.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 5 months ago | (#46645467)

Is anybody really going to out-buy the labor unions on the political influence market now?

Really? Back to that boogeyman? What labor unions do you think you are referring to? Less than 1 in 10 American workers are in a union. The AFL-CIO and teamsters together have a war chest that is less than what your Koch Brothers will spend just in 2014, but the labor unions have to pay to be heard.

You'd might as well be warning us of the dangers of the CCC.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 5 months ago | (#46645505)

Koch and Soros, Koch and Soros,
It's an institution that will make you morose.
Adelson can spend, dollar for dollar,
With change to spare and make you holler.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 5 months ago | (#46645509)

Amerika is changing it's name to Waltonland. DC will be re-badged as Pottertown.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 5 months ago | (#46645671)

Some people still buy into the quaint idea that money and wealth distribute independently in this country.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (0)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 5 months ago | (#46645541)

What do you have against unions? They are just another group of traders on the commodities market vying for an advantageous position in the herd. Capitalism baby. It's how things work.

I only have a problem with this ruling if they can deduct these "donations" and "contributions" from their taxes. Really though this stuff is money laundering, but nobody dare check into that. They would have to convert every capitol building and city hall into a prison to house them all.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (0)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | about 5 months ago | (#46646505)

What do you have against unions? They are just another group of traders on the commodities market vying for an advantageous position in the herd. Capitalism baby. It's how things work.

Zing.

(Ahh, my kingdom for a mod point.)

"Zing!" = how Zontar's meds make him feel (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46692415)

Zontar's "touched in the head": schizophrenic multiple personality disorder http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org] + manic depression http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org] now go take those meds, you whacko!

Zontar = sockpuppeteer & lying libeler (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46758107)

"You barge into discussions with your off-topic hosts file nonsense" - by Zontar The Mindless (9002) on Friday April 11, 2014 @09:51PM (#46731153) FROM -> http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org]

You said my "APK Hosts File Engine" is a virus/malware http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org] but it's EASILY PROVABLE it's not, right there in that link too.

Now PROVE YOUR FALSE ACCUSATION above: Show me a quote OR POST of me posting off topic on hosts where they did NOT apply... go for it!

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You avoided backing up your accusation where YOU said I say you are Barbara, not Barbie = TomHudson (same person http://tech.slashdot.org/comme... [slashdot.org] , & sockpuppeteer like you) -> http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org]

Funny you can't back up your "bluster" there either, lol...

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Why, Lastly?

You're crackers! See here multiple personality disorder http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org] + manic depression http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org]

APK

P.S.=> So, THIS quote below is my policy on sockpuppeteers like you Zontar = TrollingForHostsFiles (your sockpuppetry):

"The only way to a achieve peace, is thru the ELIMINATION of those who would perpetuate war (sockpuppet masters like YOU, troll -> http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org] ). THIS IS MY PROGRAMMING -> http://start64.com/index.php?o... [start64.com] & soon, I will be UNSTOPPABLE..." - Ultron 6 FROM -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... [youtube.com]

Which quite obviously, I am, since none of you DOLTISH TROLLS are able to validly technically disprove my points on hosts enumerated in the link to my program above of how hosts give users of them more speed, security, reliability, & anonymity... period!

(Trolls like YOU that use sockpuppets http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org] (your sockpuppet "alterego" TrollingForHostsFiles) & TomHudson - Barbara, not Barbie too http://tech.slashdot.org/comme... [slashdot.org] before you)

... apk

Re:Oh for crying out loud (0)

Captain Splendid (673276) | about 5 months ago | (#46646817)

Tsk, tsk: It's a triumvirate of labour unions, feminist radicals and eco-freaks.

Jesus, you kids can't even get your propaganda right these days.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46648161)

"labor". The word is "labor" you homo.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (2)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 5 months ago | (#46649995)

Canadian. So, he uses the proper spelling, not the bastard spelling from Farenheit Land.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | about 5 months ago | (#46651567)

To be specific, this is about single billionaires being able to buy and sell the labor unions like hotcakes.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 5 months ago | (#46657291)

Consenting adults.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 5 months ago | (#46661125)

What difference does that make? I was told by him that "consent" does not exist. Maybe that only relates to sex, who knows, however his post here is spot on. Unions are traded just like orange or energy futures, or any other commodity. The buying and selling of human resources is big bucks, and everybody wants a piece of the action.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 5 months ago | (#46661545)

Plutocracy! Money is speech. Some have more speech than others. Speech is a vote, and wealth is created through application of fiscal policy.

I repeat: wealth is created through application of fiscal policy. If any of our friends here disagree with that, they must explain how any man does 500 million dollars worth of work.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 5 months ago | (#46662181)

I don't know if wealth is created by fiscal policy (or any other resource rationing), but it certainly is concentrated that way. That is the purpose of the state/church in serving the plutocrats. They prove the inextricable link in the combination of wealth and power, and public and private into a single unit.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | about 5 months ago | (#46665691)

According to my numerology plug in, apparently the way to do $500 million worth of work is to be a rapper and sell your soul to the RIAA:

they must explain how any man does 500 million dollars [ net worth of Jay-Z, rapper, 2011] worth of work.

Re:Oh for crying out loud (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | about 5 months ago | (#46665677)

Yeah, right. Consenting adults, the rallying cry of every abuser ever born.

in new soviet america... (1)

kesuki (321456) | about 5 months ago | (#46656387)

scott walker has busted numerous work unions, taken the right to vote away from women and the poor. through unreasonable requirements. before a state id or drivers license was fine, not so anymore. when a person changes their name they need the official marriage or divorce paperwork the certified change documents and that is for every marriage and every divorce no matter when it was. and everyone needs their birth certificate to vote. knowledge of this isn't exactly out there to everyone, and getting replacements isn't cheap or easy, so with the feds lowering food share by $15 per person per household that may mean the difference between eating a meal or voting. this is not right. i only know because my aunt had to have this just to renew her drivers license and had to go a second time with all her divorce and marriage paperwork.

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