BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS PDF
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits has ratings and 38 reviews. Margitte said: Jimmy Carter once said, “America should have a president as good as its peo. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps. Greg Palast will offer any Pacifica affiliate 5 copies of his new book to use as premiums . Billionaires & Ballot Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super- funding the Super-PACs of both parties – billionaires with nicknames like The Ice .
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I made that up: Prior to the elections Rollingstone. Our campaign finance system has become legalized bribery.
I am adding a long spoiler here which I hope you read. Jan 07, Dennis rated it really liked it.
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps
Mar 21, Jim bballot it liked it Shelves: Palast is one of the last great investigative reporters and a great storyteller. Greg Palast investigates Billionaires and American voting process. To say the least, it’s scary. Evidence provided in the book shows how American democracy is already well along in transformation to oligarchy.
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Man, did I enjoy it. Who would be so sick, so devious and cruel and brilliant, as to want the housing market in Michigan to die—the entire U.
Lose your home, lose your vote. Ties with corrupt African leaders who killed their own people and forced children to become soldiers are exposed. Did you find this article useful? In earlyGeorge Bush was not a popular president, what with wars and his billionaires leaving so little for the rest of us. Someone wants Detroit to fall to its knees, wants Robert Pratt to stay awake at night hoping against hope to keep his bungalow in the warzone of 8 Mile.
With two union jobs in the family when they applied, the Pratts should not have been given the brutally costly subprime rate, but the bank, according to the records, steered nearly billionairea Black family into subprime. It seems the Republican Party had challenged the rights of voters to cast ballots because their addresses were no longer valid, having lost their right to live where they lived.
There are numerous researchers, media bosses, journalists, voters, and money spinners reeling from results of the election, catching ballit, including the winner, off-guard. Palast notes how Texan corporate raider Harold Simmons, who is known as “The Ice Man” due to his “merciless, cold-hearted tactics”, is now the number one donor to the Republican Party.
A massive attack on voters rolls to remove names, to block voters from casting ballots, and challenging votes cast should do it. A lot of this shit I was somewhat familiar with, billinoaires keeping up with the collection of Blame America First blogs and websites in my Google Reader, but it really took reading this book to realize the extent to which it’s all interrelated. A very important, and disturbing book.
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
Although it has not been reported, Obama has shown some backbone in standing bwllot to the financial excesses of the men behind Romney. Something happened this time around which proved everyone’s theories null and void prior to this event – unless there were behind-the-scenes manipulations that nobody is aware of.
This book makes the election results of so much more sensational and mouth-dropping, right? Oct 09, Tyna rated it it was amazing. The notion that felons are struck off the an rolls for life is commonly held, but not accurate – and politicians like it that way. And that leads to lawsuits. Palast relates an illuminating tale from the s about Koch Oil swindling an Indian reservation out of mere gallons of oil when its tanker turned up to siphon off the aboriginals’ tiny output.
But preserving democracy, with that fragile little d’, that means something to me. His intention with this book: Oct 09, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Simmons controls NL Industries, a name that beats the hell out of ‘National Lead’, its old name, whose most well-known product was the popular Dutch Boy paint.
He also conducted the investigation of fraud charges in an Exxon Valdez grounding. However, there is still a pro-Democratic Party anti-Republican sentiment present, which inhibits the validity of the claims.
And one thing I know about a billion dollars—if someone loses it, someone else has found it. His reports on the theft of the and US elections, the spike of the FBI investigations of the bin Ladens before September 11, the secret State Department documents planning the seizure of Iraq’s oil fields have won him a record six Project Censored awards for reporting the news American media doesn’t want you to hear.
Those who have the most money now have the loudest voices in our democracy while poor Americans are mute.