Monthly Archives: October 2005

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Fascism in America

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Excessive Profits? – What About Employee Benefits?

Yes, oil companies have seen an increase in their profits, but I’m more concerned about another company with high earnings.   Not only has this company made $2.54/share in the last year, it has rewarded its CEO with $12.5 million in … Continue reading

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Is the Defense Budget Getting too Big?

Keep an eye on the federal budget and where the money goes.   The money in the chart below is based on Congressional appropriation bills that are signed by the President.   It shows how your taxes plus your investments … Continue reading

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Torture – Why Are We Legalizing It?

He says to me, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.   Since President Bush has authorized authorized our mistreatment by his CIA, he has also authorized us to treat you inhumanly.” Continue reading

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21 Questions

What most citizens know about the separation of church and state will not help with this informative questionnaire.   If you just want to see the answers, there is a link at the bottom of the page.

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Increased Visa Security – Are Terrorists Winning Anyway?

We may be administratively ‘pumping up’ our border security, but will the indirect long term costs cited by the MPI have a greater impact than the terrorists could have hoped for? Continue reading

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Congressional Criminals – Worse Than Society at Large?

This is 5 time the worst case for society. Should we be concerned? Continue reading

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Bush Cronies – The End of the Federal Government as we know it?

This new commission will decide what federal agencies should be eliminated for ‘not producing results’ and only an act of Congress can cancel a majority decision of the commission. Continue reading

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As Membership Wains, So Does Labor Power

As a percentage of the workforce, union membership peaked around 1960 and has declined to one fourth of that. Continue reading

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Pentagon Channel – News or Government Media Control?

Is the Pentagon Channel’s presence in the public domain the first step at media control by the US government? Continue reading

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The Peter Principle Is In Overdrive Under President Bush

the application of this principle may have spread farther and deeper in to the government than anyone realizes Continue reading

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Warnings from Katrina and Rita?

What most probably don’t know is how the number of named storms has changed over the recent past. Continue reading

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Introduction

This blog attempts to track a set of 14 characteristics (categories) that are applicable to political/economic systems of a given nation.   These characteristics are Religion and state separation Power of corporations protected, Rampant cronyism and corruption, Disdain and suppression … Continue reading

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Andy – Admin/Author

Andy is educated and trained as an engineer.   He grew up as a republican in the 60’s.   Back then, the Democrats controlled Texas.   Now the Republicans control all branches of Texas government.   As the power has … Continue reading

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The WAWG Index

This index attempts to ‘measure’ the extent to which the list of 14 characteristics monitored by this blog apply to the United States over time.   The index will be determined monthly as a percent change from the previous month. … Continue reading

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Impose Windfall Profits Tax – Why?

Yes, a lot of small businesses and low income families are severely affected by the cost, but who should they be angry with? Continue reading

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