Tag Archives: corporate control

Single Payer Healthcare

HR676 call your congresspeople, sign Bernie Sanders’ petition on the legislation for Single Payer Health care.

There is also a blog called Single Payer Action for more information and up to date news on this very crucial issue.

The Green Party‘s platform also advocates for Single Payer Health Insurance.

It’s time we the people took better action on this and stop the corporate corruption between the U.S. Government and the private insurance industry!

Collecting stories of the impacts on families of the incarcerated – please contribute

I am collecting stories and thoughts using the questions below as prompts. I plan to publish online the informal findings and anecdotal information and will not use names. This project is unfortunately inspired by personal, eye-opening, experience into the U.S. criminal justice system.

If you would like to participate, please forward your answers, stories, trials and tribulations to my email:
deesings@livejournal.com

These are just prompts, elaboration and additional information is welcome.

I am ONLY seeking information of those who have been DIRECTLY affected by incarceration.

Thank you in advance for your time.
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# Do you have relatives or friends who were or who currently are incarcerated? How has that changed the dynamics of our family? What challenges does your family have? What pressures? Have/Did any aspects of your life remain the same?

# Is it common for people to hold stereotypes about those who have been incarcerated? Regardless of their crime?

#Do/Did you feel guilt or shame about their situation? Do you feel any types of stigmas due to your loved one’s incarceration?

#How does/did this impact your family financially?
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Lets Get Out

Lets Get Out – Song sung by Lauryn Hill

Corporate Snitch Notifier

I discovered this neat little feature about Mozilla Firefox:

CSNotifier – The CorporateSnitch Notifier

CSNotifier – The Consumer has the Right to Know

Would you purchase that computer manufactured by a company that has profited from the War in Iraq?

Perhaps you would think twice about spending your hard-earned cash on shampoo if you knew that the company that manufactured it tested it on animals?

by CorporateSnitch


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Whether your answer to these questions is “yes” or “no”, the CSNotifier gives you real-time information about Entities, the Products/Services they provide, and the practices they follow as you browse the Internet. Once you have installed it and your preferences have been set, you simply need to browse with Firefox as you normally would. A non-obtrusive window will appear inside your browser when you view a Web page about which CorporateSnitch has information.

“Why isn’t the CSNotifier showing when I visit the Web page of CompanyX?”
This is the question most often asked about our services. The simple answer is that we have not yet had a chance to enter the data related to that company’s practices. However, we are hoping you can help. With the release of CSNotifier version 1.3 (due for approval by Mozilla on 2007.01.16), we will provide tools for you to easily report Evidence to us regarding any Entity that you find.

Please view the demo at http://www.corporatesnitch.com/CSNotifier/Demo.aspx

Once installed, you can confirm that it is working by navigating to http://www.amazon.com/Arm-Hammer-Super-Washing-Soda/dp/B0006M64XE/ref=sr_11_1/104-3080055-7490306?ie=UTF8 and http://www.brillo.com

New data is added daily to the CSNotifier database. For help and more information, please visit http://www.corporatesnitch.com

Please be sure to read our End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy before downloading the CSNotifier.

FAQ (Excerpt)

Q: Will the CSNotifier replace the affiliate IDs added by sites that I visit with its own?
A: Yes and no. If a standard, direct affiliate product link was used to direct you to the product on the Preferred Merchant site, the referring site’s affiliate ID will not be replaced. However, it has been brought to our attention that subsequent links to products are being replaced by the CSNotifier in versions 1.1 and earlier. Example: SiteX.com has a link to BookY on Amazon.com. If you click on the link and then purchase BookY on Amazon.com, SiteX.com will receive credit for the purchase. However, if you then click on a different product on Amazon.com, the CSNotifier receives credit for that purchase. Please note that it was never our intent to take referral fees away from Web sites, and that all affiliate ID code has been removed from version 1.21 of the CSNotifier (currently being reviewed by the Mozilla staff). You can download version 1.21 now at http://www.corporatesnitch.com/CSNotifier/Install.aspx. We apologize and thank you for your patience in this matter.

Works with:

Firefox 1.0 – 2.0.0.* ALL

Air America Advertisers Being Told to Withdraw Commercials

ABC memo reveals Air America advertiser blacklist

An internal ABC Radio Networks memo obtained by Media Matters for America, originally from a listener to The Peter B. Collins Show, indicates that nearly 100 ABC advertisers insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates. According to the memo, the advertisers insist that “NONE of their commercials air during AIR AMERICA programming.” Among the advertisers listed are Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Federal Express, General Electric, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Navy.