Home - The Public Bank Solution Scams, reviews, complaints, lawsuits and frauds. File a report, post your review. Consumers educating consumers. Over the last 16 years, Rip-off Report has saved consumers around the world millions of dollars Why I Do What I Do...What Keeps Ed Magedson, Founder of Ripoff Report Going Every Day Every day people ask me, "ED, why do you do this, subjecting yourself to harassment, continuous lawsuits and the endless days of work?" This is not a thankless job: Every day Rip-off Report receives "thank you" letters and phone calls of appreciation from government agencies including the FBI, FTC, SEC, IRS, Homeland Security, US Postal Inspectors, Justice Department, and government agencies from over 9 other countries which we assist all the time. Despite the over 19 hour work days, constant death threats and lawsuits that linger for years, costing well over $3.5 million in attorney's fees to date, we are still here for YOU! As we have always done in the past, we can and will fight to protect your right to speak out anonymously when you have been cheated or wronged. Those Thank You Emails....... - Robert - Lori
Chick-Fil-A: Just When You Thought The Battle Had Flamed Out… While we here at The New Civil Rights Movement never did an official postmortem look at the whole Chick-Fil-A brouhaha, we certainly have covered the issue more (dozens upon dozens of articles) — and more in-depth — than any other site, including a piece I wrote that went viral over at The Huffington Post. Americans, sadly, have a bothersomely quick habit of forgetting — and fast. So, let me let you know that NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, is not forgetting, and neither are the other anti-gay organizations and hate groups. You see, the right finally found something they think unites them more than “liberty,” “religious freedom,” or even their shared hatred of “Barack Hussein Obama.” No, it’s not racism, although I wouldn’t yet rule that out in the radical right wings. It’s “chikin’.” NOM just moments ago announced they’re extending the Mike Huckabee inspired Support Chick-Fil-A Day into “Chick-Fil-A Wednesdays.” Friends:
Public Banking Institute - Banking in the Public Interest Ethos Ethos, a powerful new documentary hosted by Woody Harrelson, is an investigation into the flaws in our systems, and the mechanisms that work against democracy, our environment and the the common good. With a stunning depth of research and breadth of analysis, this film delves deep into the inter-connected worlds of Politics, Multi-National Corporations and the Media. Most of us have wondered at some point how we have arrived at a situation where democracy is touted as having created an equal society when all we see is injustice and corruption. Politicians openly deceive the public with the support of major corporations and the mainstream media. Wars are waged, the environment is destroyed and inequality is on the rise. But what is the source of these institutional mechanisms which, when we scratch the surface,are so clearly anti-democratic, so contradictory to the values we hold in common and yet so firmly embedded that they seem beyond discussion?
Candidate for Maine State Senate attacked over Warcraft character (Updated) The Republican Party of Maine has revealed that Democratic State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz has a secret life that she's been hiding from voters. Drug use? A Swiss bank account? No, sadly, even worse: she has a scary-looking World of Warcraft character. "Colleen Lachowicz spends hundreds of hours playing in her online world Azeroth, as an Orc Assassination Rogue named Santiaga," reads a flyer sent to voters in the district. "I love poisoning and stabbing! "I can kill stuff without going to jail," she wrote in December 2009. Lachowicz uses salty language in some of the comments, but someone needs to sit the Maine GOP down and explain the difference between fantasy and reality. It's worth noting that the average American watches more than 30 hours of television per week.
Democracy At Work | A social movement for economic democracy ''Going to Places That Scare Me: Personal Reflections on Challenging Male Supremacy'' (Book cover: PM Press)"Going to Places that Scare Me: Personal Reflections on Challenging Male Supremacy" is an excerpt from the critically acclaimed book, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy by Chris Crass. Around the world, women are calling on men to step up and take on misogyny and sexism. In the wake of the mass killings in Santa Barbara and the #YesAllWomen twitter revolt, led by women internationally, that have made sexism and male entitlement headline news, a growing number of men are responding to the call. For more than two decades, Chris Crass has been working with men to take on the struggle against sexism and embrace feminism. He declares that patriarchy is a nightmare in all of our lives and that feminist vision, values and practices generate liberation for all of us. Part I: "How can I be sexist? "What do you mean I'm sexist?" This can't be true, I thought. "But we all want revolution."
Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations Photo by Paul by Lester Macgurdy The Portland Occupation stumbled upon a tactical innovation regarding occupying public spaces. This evolution in tactics was spontaneous, and went unreported in the media. The tactical evolution that evolved relies on two military tactics that are thousands of years old- the tactical superiority of light infantry over heavy infantry, and the tactical superiority of the retreat over the advance. Heavy infantry is a group of soldiers marching in a column or a phalanx that are armed with weaponry for hand to hand, close quarters combat. Light infantry are armed with ranged weapons for assault from a distance. Protesters function fluidly as either light or heavy infantry. Because of the lack of organization in a crowd of protesters, light infantry cops firing tear gas, etc. has little effect because it just serves to disorganize a group that relies upon disorganization in the first place. Photo by Lauriel
Physicians for a National Health Program Monarch Watch : Monarch Waystation Program Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to overwintering areas in Mexico and California where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. The monarch migration is truly one of the world's greatest natural wonders, yet it is threatened by habitat loss in North America - at the overwintering sites and throughout the spring and summer breeding range as well. Monarch Waystation HabitatsMonarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Why We Are ConcernedMilkweeds and nectar sources are declining due to development and the widespread use of herbicides in croplands, pastures and roadsides. Development.
‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’ By Stephen C. WebsterThursday, December 29, 2011 8:56 EDT As part of their promise to “go big,” protesters with the 99 Percent movement have been interrupting campaign-related events all over Iowa in the week leading up to the nation’s first major presidential candidate selection contest, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not given an exception. During a rally with veterans last night, candidate Paul saw his speech interrupted by a group of about 20 occupiers, who began shouting as Paul was mid-sentence. After a few seconds, the crowd responded with a boisterous chant of the candidate’s name, over and over again. “Why do you hate gays?” “Freedom of speech, ain’t it wonderful?” As the candidate’s supporters pushed them out of the hall, one woman kept audibly insisting that she’s a veteran, as is much of her family. He’s further said that if the occupiers favor going after “crony capitalism,” he’s all for it. This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. Stephen C.
Major Social Transformation Is a Lot Closer Than You May Realize -- How Do We Finish the Job? December 30, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The current social movement that exploded onto the national scene with the 2011 Occupy Movement is following the path of successful movements so far. This week, our article for the end of 2013 focuses on where we are, i.e. at what stage of the progression of social movements do we find ourselves; and broadly outlines the next steps. Successful people-powered movements follow a similar arc of development. Moyer’s work is heartening for social justice activists because it shows how movements grow, recede and change their functions at different stages. In a recent conversation, Ken Butigan, a peace and justice activist who worked with Moyer, told us that Moyer wrote the first draft of the Eight Stages of Successful Social Movements when he was jailed with more than 1,400 people protesting the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in 1977. This Historic Moment