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Big Beer deceivers and bullies

Friday, October 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers – but the really bad news is that... [read more]

A Billionaire's sound advice to the Billionaire's Club

Thursday, October 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.

Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]

Who took billions from the Development Fund of Iraq?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In 2004, Stuart Bowen of Texas was asked by a friend to take on a difficult and important job, which he did.

Bowen's friend was George W. Bush, and the... [read more]

Going from one bad war to a worse one

Tuesday, October 21, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Hi-ho, Hi-ho/ It's off to war we go/ With a hip-hip-hooray/ We'll send ISIS on its way/ Hi-ho, Hi-ho!

Here we go again – into yet another war in a tumultuous... [read more]

The scariest thing about political fearmongers is themselves

Monday, October 20, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The bozos and boneheads are loose again, regurgitating their own paranoia and propaganda to advance their doleful agenda of fear.

Take Rep. Duncan Hunter… please! This self-promoting bozo constantly sounds off,... [read more]

Time for a trust-busting beer bust

Friday, October 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Okay, that's it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me. The avarice of corporate power has now turned personal.

It's about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society.... [read more]

Buy local beer, books… and why not seafood?

Thursday, October 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In case you don't have enough to worry about, consider "early mortality syndrome."

Sounds gruesomely lethal, doesn't it? Luckily, this is not a human disease, nor has it struck America –... [read more]

Wall Street speculators are walling off young farmers

Wednesday, October 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gabillionaires who invest in hedge funds generally have the ethical and aesthetic sensibilities of dirt clods. As far as they care, fund managers can put their money into skunk pelt futures – as long as... [read more]

Diverting shareholder funds into "dark money" politics

Tuesday, October 14, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If corporations are people, as the Supreme Court pretends, they certainly are loudmouths, constantly telling us how great they are and broadcasting their brand names everywhere.

Amazingly, though, these corporate creatures... [read more]

Walmart scheme steals from taxpayer and its own workers

Monday, October 13, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, time flies when it's pushed along by a jetstream of greed.

It seems like only yesterday that Walmart executives announced with self-congratulatory fanfare that the super-rich retailing colossus was... [read more]

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