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CULTURE AT RISK - Nashville's Music Spaces

"Nashville's storied music spaces threatened with silence" PBS NewsHour 12/12/2016aka "Greed Assaults Culture"ExcerptSUMMARY:  Downtown Nashville has been a backbone of the nation's music industry for more than six decades, giving the nation sta...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 19, 2016

Clinton Picks Signaling an Anti-Progressive, Corporate Friendly Administration

Hopes were high among liberals and progressives in January 2009 as this country’s first African American was inaugurated President of the United States. Barack Obama had run his campaign around a simple slogan, “change,” and for many of us who...
by That's Going Too Far! on Aug 17, 2016

NEW YORK CITY - The Rent Racket

"New York Isn’t Telling Tenants They May Be Protected From Big Rent Hikes" by Cezary Podkul, ProPublica 7/6/2016Note:  This is also a Greed File.ExcerptDue to an error by state officials, rent limits on tens of thousands of New York City apart...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 7, 2016

You Think It’s Bad Now…

It’s going to get much worse, writes former Federal Cabinet minister, Joe Oliver: “What explains the Ontario Liberal government’s $7 billion Climate Change Action Plan, which will infringe on people’s freedom, impose debilitating cost...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Jun 15, 2016

GREED FILE - Patents and Trolling for Ca$h aka Extortion

COMMENT:  Way in my past, there was an article that the U.S. Patent Office was NOT computerized as were other government regulatory agencies.  It implied that this was intentional since a paper system was very slow and other persons could f...
by Mage Soapbox on May 30, 2016

UNFORGIVING - The Long Life of Debt, Nebraska

"For Nebraska's Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued" by Paul Kiel, ProPublica 4/28/2016A Greed File Hay...  You Commie Pinkos, you don't understand, poor people are just lazy and want to be on the public dole.  (satire off)Cheap court fees and loos...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 29, 2016

Brant County Being Set Up

Brant County is being set up for Scam and the Green Lie!  Samsung wants to talk the County into a partnership. Brant to Get the Green Wash (Michael-Allan Marion, reporting) Here’s some links to info on Samsung and their particular … Cont...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Apr 28, 2016

TOO BIG TO FAIL - Dodd-Frank Law

"Is Dodd-Frank missing some vital regulatory firewalls?" PBS NewsHour 4/12/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Investment bank Goldman Sachs became this week the last big institution to settle with the federal government for its role in the 2008 financial cris...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 18, 2016

“The color of sleaze is no longer black, rather it is green.”

German magazine, Der Spiegel, has turned a spotlight onto Germany’s “Green Sleaze”, the Wind Industry’s corruption of the environmental movement and local politicians: “Enoch zu Guttenberg, one of Germany’s most prolif...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Apr 10, 2016

Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle

“Queen’s Park is betting heavily that conservation programs will provide an effective and low-cost means of managing power needs in the coming decades,” they write. “Unfortunately, Ontario energy plans rely on unsubstantiated...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Apr 5, 2016

GREED FILE - Habitat for Humanity NYC

"How Habitat for Humanity Went to Brooklyn and Poor Families Lost Their Homes" by Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica 4/1/2016ExcerptIn 2010, the New York City affiliate of Habitat for Humanity received a $21 million federal grant to work on a city neighbo...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 4, 2016

CALIFORNIA - Coachella Valley, the Balancing Act

"The plan to balance conservation and development in Coachella Valley" PBS NewsHour 3/30/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Southern California's tranquil Coachella Valley has long been an environmental battleground.  Home to 27 endangered and threatened...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 4, 2016

What Else Is New?

Ontario Signs Up for More Expensive Power, expensive and unreliable power, writes Tom Admas in the FP: “But rather than heed […] warnings, the government barges on. Under the current version of the FIT program, the government will buy win...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Mar 18, 2016

GREED FILE - How to Protect Wealth, a Primer

"The Patriot:  How Philanthropist David Rubenstein Helped Save a Tax Break Billionaires Love" by Alec MacGillis, ProPublica 3/7/2016ExcerptA private equity mogul lauded for his patriotic donations has quietly worked to protect one source of his...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 8, 2016

SMALL TOWN USA - Closing Hospitals

"Small towns watch aging hospitals shutter" PBS NewsHour 3/4/2016ExcerptsSUMMARY:  In rural communities across the country, health care is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity.  More than 50 rural hospitals have closed nationwide since...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 7, 2016

No Walls: No courage = No Victory

RE:  Richard  Armitage, British Actor @RCArmitage Dear Richard, It is of course your absolute right to choose what to write and what to delete on your timeline and I would always respect your choices and freedom of speech or lack … Continue r...
by Believe on Feb 29, 2016

SOLAR ENERGY - The Debate in Nevada

"Debate over solar rates simmers in the Nevada desert" by Sam Weber, PBS NewsHour 2/27/2016This post can also be a "Greed File" because of big-energy's concern of "a threat to their business model."  NV Energy, hint, change your business model a...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 29, 2016

GREED FILE - Wal-Mart and Winnsboro, South Caroline

"What happens when Wal-Mart leaves small towns behind" by Christopher Booker, PBS NewsHour 2/20/2016Lets see; first Wal-Mart opens almost killing any local business, then leaves town.  Typical 'we don't care' and 'money before people' big busine...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 22, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Paris Climate Accord

Note that this article is before Justice Scalia' death.  Also, this is 'Greed Files' article because it's really about coal industry profits before the environment and health."Will a surprising Supreme Court move shake the Paris climate accord?"...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 15, 2016

Wainfleet, Hit Again

Construction impact [OWR] of Wynne Turbines hitting home in Wainfleet [Port Colborne Leader – Read article]. “There is no notice,” said Concession 6 property owner LeaAnne Robins, who has seen construction devastate roadside trees in front...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Jan 30, 2016


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