What to Do When Liberal SCOTUS Justices Think Corporations are People Too

Cross posted in Orange and The Stars Hollow Gazette

I don't know what to do. This is pretty daunting and I think half of the Democratic electorate still thinks that most of the dissenting 4 Liberal SCOTUS Justices voted against Citizen's United because they reject corporate person-hood. They didn't yet somehow we're all pretending they did using it as a rallying cry in this election. I have to wonder why.

After all, Corporate person-hood is the basis as to why our so called Representative Democracy is bought and a sham, really. It started with how the 14th amendment to free African American slaves passed after the Civil War was used for this pernicious purpose as documented in The Corporation.

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Facing catastrophic climate chaos, should we urge people to the lifeboats or listen to beautiful hymnals

In response to a post earlier today analogizing 2012 US hot temperature records with the East German women Olympic swimmers on steroids, a frequent commentator and interlocutor had some thoughts about what is 'appropriate' behavior for ones who are aware of how serious the situation is when it comes to mounting catastrophic climate chaos.

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Police use Taser on deaf crime victim

This story was posted at Crooks and Liars. I'm not familiar with all of the fair use rules and I don't want to violate any copyright laws so I'm just posting a link to the original investigative piece. At a minimum this is an example of remarkably incompetent police.

KIRO TV’s investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called 911 for their help.

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Occupy Democracy

I was wrong. I thought the Occupy movement would have regained steam by now and 2012 would bring increased citizen protests against the ruling oligarchy. That’s what I was thinking when winter set in 2011. But we’re now into August and there’s no sign of anything approaching what happened last year with the Occupy encampments and street protests and the accompanying massive Homeland Security directed police state response.

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Favorite Songs: Life, Livin', & Dyin' Edition

Also available in Orange...

Howdy howdy howdy everybody! Yessir, it's Tuesday evening so you know what time it is! Yes, thank gawd - it's time to leave all the bad news and politics behind and escape into our favorite tunes instead!

Well, I don't have any direct inspiration for the theme, though I did have a nasty day at work...

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Gender Prison: Twenty years ago today…

Well, 20 years ago I was in the midst of writing an online diary…one of the first efforts at "blogging", if you will.

The diary concerned the last month and a bit before I would be undergoing by sex reassignment surgery (or gender confirmation surgery, as some like to call it).

This was an account of almost 5 weeks of 1994, broken into daily posts. I gathered them into three to four day groups in 2007. They can be found here:

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