Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally-syndicated radio show The Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: fyyst.yuku.com

Why are we Arguing How Many should Debate in the GOP Primaries and not for the General Election

There is a big discussion going on whether FOX News should have 17 GOP presidential candidates participating in the first debate. But there is no debate on whether we should have more than 2 candidates debating in the Fall next year. That’s how totally brainwashed the two-party system has us.

I challenge the corporate press to do their duty and ask this question.

Btw, guess who decides who will be participating in the debates next year.

Journalist Barrett Brown Receives 30 More Days of Solitary Confinement in Prison

Jailed journalist and activist Barrett Brown has received 30 more days of solitary confinement in the prison, where he is serving a five-year and three-month sentence issued against him in January.

Brown, who had been put in “the hole” at the Fort Worth Correctional Institution previously, was put in solitary confinement in late June after staff “singled” him out “for a search” of his locker and “found a cup of homemade alcohol.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: firedoglake.com

Cameras Don’t Prevent the Killing of Innocent Citizens by Police

The murder of Sam DuBose and False arrest of Sandra Bland are only the latest examples of how cameras fail prevent the innocent from being terrorized by law enforcement. So why do the politicians offer this as the only solution to rampant police brutality in America? Maybe they are not interested in stopping it. Or maybe they are afraid of losing support from the police unions. The same way both parties are afraid of the NRA.