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Super Pacs May Be Needed To Rein In Putin

The downing of flight 17 could be a game changer as to how the world reacts to Putin’s Ukraine adventures.

In a previous post I had suggested that the corpocracy would keep their bank accounts at length in taking a stance on Putin.

Now, there is a lot of pressure on the corpocracy to rachet up on Putin sufficiently to change his mind on reconstituting the empire. Likely, Putin will continue pushing until some really serious steps are taken.

If little action has been taken prior to the midterms one might want to take their frustration to the voting booth. Better yet, get a couple of friends together and form a 'super pac'. According to former Mich GOP chairman, Anuzis, super-pacs are a great equalizer. "If you have $500K - 1M you can affect a Senate race. If someone can put together $100k or $200k you can affect a House race."

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Posted by: kkaioo3 at July 21, 2014 11:22 PM
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Where is the proof that Putin, or the Rebels, had anything to do with this incident? So far, all I’ve heard is immediate speculation and a media and politicians that ran with it.

Can I see some proof, please!

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 22, 2014 10:32 AM
Comment #381320

I feel differently, WW. US intel says a missile was tracked from the vicinity of the crash site. The ‘separatists’ were/are in control of the immediate area. Three launchers were witnessed passing from Russia into Ukraine and returning to Russia after the shootdown.

That’s sufficient to lay the mess on Putin. But, not to worry, WW. Some of the locals will soon come forth as witnesses to the missile firing. A cell phone ‘selfie’ may turn up. More will be forthcoming.

The big question is, will the corporate giants cooperate in taking Putin to the woodshed? ExXon and BP are heavily invested in Russian Artic oil drilling. Britain’s economy is wrapped around Russian oligarchs and so on - - -

In today’s news that Barclays and Deutsche Bank helped more than a dozen hedge funds evade $6B in taxes from the US IRS. I’m not sure Putin’s folly will rise to a level to cause the corpocracy to submit to a financial hit over some Ukrainian sunflower fields.

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Posted by: roy ellis at July 22, 2014 12:31 PM
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US says some 20 armored war machines crossed into Ukraine from Russia today. Not indicative that he is going to make nice and go home. More like he is burrowing in for the long haul.

Posted by: roy ellis at July 22, 2014 7:30 PM
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Anne Applebaum’s opinion piece in today’s WaPo provides good insight as to corporate humans and regular humans.

She relates as to how Britain and France are bickering over how to respond to Putin’s latest folly. Britain thinks France should pull back on selling a warship to Russia and France thinks that Britain should chastise all the Russian oligarchs in London.

But Anne believes that Russia’s real influence lies with the smaller nations and not due to Russia’s size or wealth. She relates that Russia’s population of 142M is smaller than that of Nigeria or Pakistan, about the same as Britain and Germany combined. Their economy is on a par with Italy. The EU sends 7% of its exports to Russia while Germany trades more with Poland than Russia.

Russia’s influence with the EU comes thru their relations/partnerships with large EU corporations, usually connected to gas and oil and known to make very large donations to political parties. Example: “all of Italy’s wine and cheese exporters combined do not have the same voice in Italian politics as the chief exec of Eni, the Italian state gas company that is Russia’s biggest wholesale gas client.”

She cites a several such examples and states that Italy is Europe’s biggest supporter of Russian ‘interests’ in Ukraine. In summation, she writes “-money talks loudest in smaller countries and Russia’s politically savvy investors know it.

So, even as we regular humans have the majority of the votes it is the corporate humans that have the ‘right’ votes that count.

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Posted by: roy ellis at July 27, 2014 9:21 PM
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