Media Execs Earn More Than Wall Street Execs In 2011

Protests are a funny thing. They incorporate all different types of people from the young and old, to the sane and loony.

Whether it’s a Tea Party rally or an Occupy Wall Street protest, you can be sure the fringe will be represented.

As the OWS movement went from its prime to its now dismal decline all that is left is the radical fringe. You know, the ones that insist on using destruction as a means to convey their message rather than honest, intellectual debate.

But take a step back. What was OWSs’ original message?

Well, from day one we’ve known that they have been against corporate greed and the 1%, or those that own the majority of the wealth.

But the funny thing is you never saw them attacking Tim Robbins or Alec Baldwin for their wealth and they openly support the movement.

No, I suppose you’re only an enemy to OWS if you don’t support their cause, are affiliated with the Right, and are rich, or any combination of the three.

Double standard you say? I think so.

Want another example?

OWS claims to be against the ultra wealthy executives of Wall Street but recent reports have shown that Wall Street execs are being out earned by media execs.

As we know they are also against the 1%, so did the media execs have to deal with any OWS’ers?

Nope.

Instead some media outlets embrace the movement by writing articles and obtaining interviews from rich celebrities. I’m looking at you Alec Baldwin!

In 2011 Liberal news organization CBS ran a story highlighting how popular the OWS actually is. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20120052-503544.html

Interestingly enough, the CEO of CBS Corp. was paid $69.9 million in 2011. That’s $46.9 million more than the highest paid Wall Street CEO, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in the same year! He earned $23 million.

In the same year CNN interviewed super rich Alec Baldwin, who does commercials for Citibank, saying that he supports the movement.

Again, interestingly enough, Jeff Bewkes, at Time Warner Inc., which owns CNN, was paid $26 million! That’s $3 million more than the highest paid Wall Street executive!

If these OWS protestors are really against corporate greed then why aren’t they protesting Alec Baldwin, CBS, and CNN?

M.R. Lopez

Source:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-27/wall-street-titans-outearned-by-media-czars.html

Memorial Day and The National Moment of Remembrance Act

Did you know…

Memorial Day came about as a result of Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of Civil War veterans with flowers.

Decoration Day was first celebrated three years after the Civil War, on May 5, 1868, and created by the head of an organization of Union veterans.

It was declared by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30, as flowers would be in bloom all over the country at this time of the year.

Officially, the birthplace of Memorial Day is Waterloo, NY. However, many cities in the North and the South claim to be the birth place, including Columbus, Mississippi, Macon and Columbus, Georgia as well as Richmond, Virginia.

Initially Memorial Day was a day to honor fallen soldiers of the Civil War, but after WWI it was expanded to honor those who died in all American wars.

In December of 2000, the US Congress passed and the President signed into law the, “The National Moment of Remembrance Act.”

The act was intended to encourage all citizens to take a moment to remember the fallen soldiers of all American wars by pausing for a minute of silence on Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time.

So now you know.

M.R. Lopez

Source:

http://www1.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp#hist

MSNBC Chris Hayes ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Service Men/Women ‘Heroes’

MSNBC Chris Hayes ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Service Men/Women ‘Heroes’

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/foreign-policy/video-msnbc-host-chis-hayes-uncomfortable-calling-fallen-soldiers-heroes

I honestly don’t know anyone who watches the drivel on MSNBC, it has to be one of the poorest excuses of journalism in America.

Proof of this exists with host Chris Hayes when he took to the airwaves to proclaim how he doesn’t feel ‘comfortable’ calling fallen service men ‘heroes.’

While making this statement Hayes made it clear that he didn’t want to disrespect any fallen soldiers.

Oops. Too late Chris.

Why don’t we run an experiment, Chris.

Go volunteer for the armed forces and request to go to the front lines where you will engage in live fire fights then come back and re-word your statement.

M.R. Lopez

Why I’m Not a Democrat or Republican

I believe everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that no political party should dictate how a person should live in society.

I cannot be a Democrat because there ideology maintains a view of how we should live in society. In the same light, I cannot subscribe to Republican ideology because it also maintains a view of how people should live in a free society.

For example, the drug war, mandatory prayer in school, free trade, and reduced taxes are prevalent issues of the Right. Prevalent issues of the Left include gay marriage, minimum wage, prohibition of prayer in school, and universal healthcare.

Although I do subscribe to certain ideology from both parties I ultimately cannot call myself a Democrat or Republican instead I would call myself a Libertarian.

The basis for this label is simple.

Based on the video below lets look at both parties and examine the prevalent issues and try to determine if they are restricting freedom or promoting freedom.

Free trade promotes freedom of the individual in business while the drug war restricts freedom as new laws must be put in the books.

Gay marriage promotes freedom to individuals while minimum wage restricts freedom on the entrepreneur.

Reduced taxes promotes freedom as individuals have more of their money to use freely while requiring universal healthcare restricts individual freedom.

Lastly, both mandating and prohibiting prayer in public schools restricts freedom.

Promotes Freedom:

  • Free Trade (R)
  • Gay Marriage(L)
  • Reduced Taxes(R)

Restricts Freedom:

  • Drug War(R)
  • Minimum Wage(L)
  • Universal Health Care(L)
  • Prohibit Prayer in Public School(R)
  • Mandatory Prayer in Public School(L)

Based on these examples, more of the ideas of the Left restricts freedom.

Furthermore, the ideas of the Left restrict economic freedom.

So, where do you stand? Do you believe in a society that puts the freedom of the individual first and foremost?

M.R. Lopez

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