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U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time. Suing the States. Alec Loorz, a 16 year old member of the iMatter campaign and founder of Kids vs Global Warming has "filed a lawsuit against the United States of America, for allowing money to be more powerful than the survival of my generation, and for making decisions that threaten our right to a safe and healthy planet.

Suing the States

" "Today, I and other fellow young people are sueing [sic] the government, for handing over our future to unjust fossil fuel industries, and ignoring the right of our children to inherit the planet that has sustained all of civilization. " "The government has a legal responsibility to protect the future for our children. So we are demanding that they recognize the atmosphere as a commons that needs to be preserved, and commit to a plan to reduce emissions to a safe level. " "Also, as youth, we are the last group of people in the US who don't have any official political rights. Rootstrikers. Ten Years Later. U.S. Congress Campaign Contributions and Voting Database. Rulers.

The Problem With Money in Politics - Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law. Collaborative research on corporations. GovTrack.us: Tracking the U.S. Congress. Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing - Tim Shorrock - Google Books. Programmer under oath admits computers rig elections. Expose Political Corruption. Corruption Perceptions Index. Ti_prague_nov98.jpg (Image JPEG, 2481x3508 pixels) - Redimensionnée (22. World Statesmen.org. Shadow Government Statistics - Home Page. Fact-checking U.S. politics. Right Wing Watch. Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party.

Institute for Truth in Accounting. Spinwatch. Sunlight Foundation. Governance & Anti-Corruption > WGI 1996-2010 Interactive > Home. Welcome - OpenSpending. Judicial Watch. Home » 10 Most Wanted. Dig Up Political Influence. 25 Scary Facts About Government Brainwashing. Although there are a lot of unfounded myths and conspiracy theories about brainwashing, it is still considered to be a very serious and scary mind control technique.

25 Scary Facts About Government Brainwashing

As a student, you're used to analyzing problems from all angles and making your own deductions, independent of what anyone else tells you. But what if things didn't always work that way? Here are 25 scary and surprising facts about brainwashing. Theory and Systems These mind control and brainwashing theories tackle the history of brainwashing and different techniques used to control victims. Kleptocracy. Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Greek: κλέπτης - kleptēs, "thief"[1] and κράτος - kratos, "power, rule",[2] hence "rule by thieves") is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often with pretense of honest service.

Kleptocracy

This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds. Characteristics[edit] Kleptocracies are generally associated with corrupt forms of authoritarian governments, particularly dictatorships, oligarchies, military juntas, or some other forms of autocratic and nepotist government in which no outside oversight is possible, due to the ability of the kleptocrat(s) to personally control both the supply of public funds and the means of determining their disbursal.

Effects[edit] Examples[edit] Eurozone Crisis: The Hidden Hand of Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs, le trait d'union entre Mario Draghi, Mario Monti et Lucas Papadémos. Le président de la BCE, le président désigné du conseil italien et le nouveau premier ministre grec ont en commun d'avoir été associés à la banque américaine.

Goldman Sachs, le trait d'union entre Mario Draghi, Mario Monti et Lucas Papadémos

Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Marc Roche Qu'ont en commun Mario Draghi, Mario Monti et Lucas Papadémos ? Indicateurs de gouvernance. Democracy Index. The Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy index map for 2012.

Democracy Index

Greener colours represent more democratic countries. Insufficient information, not rated The Democracy Index is an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, that measures the state of democracy in 167 countries, of which 166 are sovereign states and 165 are United Nations member states. The index is based on 60 indicators grouped in five different categories: electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, functioning of government, political participation, and political culture.

Systems of Government by Country. Transparency International. Transparency Report. Transparency.jpg (Image JPEG, 2000x1000 pixels) - Redimensionnée (63%) OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics. Category:Ethically disputed political practices. Financement des micro-partis - Politique - L'Express.

PowerBase.info spinprofiles.org. Conflict of interest. The True Cost of US Military Equipment. Embed this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Military Equipment Costs" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />From: <a href=" This infographic takes a look at the amount of tax payer money that goes into funding specific military equipment ranging from the 'small' items to the truly gargantuan in price. The graphic then compare these prices to things that the average American can relate to such as median income, cost of a college education, health insurance, or the price of buying a home.