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Forum Post: The Many Friends of ALEC

Posted 8 months ago on Dec. 15, 2013, 11:16 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Bad press, just sends it's agenda to other corporate charities.

"Two years ago, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) became the subject of a series of exposés after 800 documents were leaked that laid out ALEC's anti-public, pro-corporate activities. Those 800 documents were sent to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), which then made them public through the ALEC Exposed website. The documents showed ALEC persuading mostly conservative state legislators to support legislation that undermined public welfare while ensuring sales and profits for corporations that were members of ALEC.

The exposure of ALEC's operations has led a number of ALEC's corporate and legislator members to withdraw their membership in and financial support of ALEC. In addition, it has faced attacks on its tax-exempt status."

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20574-as-it-turns-out-there-still-is-a-vast-right-wing-conspiracy-the-many-friends-of-alec#13871243506231&action=collapse_widget&id=2709894

Oh look, that agenda has ties to libe(R)tarianism.

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[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

Reason, whose motto is "free minds and free markets" is funded by far-right people and foundations, including the Scaife, Olin, and Koch family foundations. Reason now uses a variety of modes to advance its philosophy, including Reason.com, the online version of Reason, and Reason the magazine, which currently promotes its online fundraiser under the heading Donate to Reason, Because We Lead the League in Defending Against Cuckoo-Bananas Attacks on Libertarianism! Reason magazine is available for download on iTunes.

However, Reason is far more than just a magazine. Reason seems to play a role in every aspect of ultra-conservative endeavors. For example, allied with Reason magazines is the Reason Foundation, with its stable of experts, including Leonard Gilroy, director of government reform; Robert Poole, Reason's Searle Freedom Trust transportation fellow and director of transportation policy; and Shirley Ybarra, senior transportation policy analyst.

Focusing just on Gilroy, his activities go far beyond Reason. He has been an adviser to state panels and commissions that promote privatization. For example, on December 8, 2010, Gov. Jan Brewer appointed Gilroy as an adviser to Arizona's Commission on Privatization and Efficiency. On March 11, 2010, newly elected Gov. Chris Christie made Gilroy the adviser to New Jersey's Zimmer privatization commission.


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[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Libe(R)tarians!

They're everywhere you don't want them to be!

But shhhhhhhhhh.

We're not supposed to know.

It goes against the duopoly conspiracy theory.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

Ya, but it's the libertopians that cry the mostest.

[-] -2 points by henry1234 (-37) from New York, NY 8 months ago

There is no duopoly. America is a monopoly. There are two parties, but they are the same.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Like I said.

We're not supposed to know.

If they are the both same, why are certain factions spending so fucking much money influencing only one of them in particular?

One of those factions is now bragging that they "own" the entire legislation of two entire States.

No......they are not the same.

That's a pure conspiracy theory. So why would you state it at all?

[-] -1 points by henry1234 (-37) from New York, NY 8 months ago

Both the democrats and the republicans are right wing parties. They are essentially the same. Nothing much changes in America whether the democrats or republicans are in office. It's war after war no matter.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

'Splain this in your conspiracy theory world.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/amy-goodman-on-alec/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-detroits-bankruptcy-distracts-from-attack-on-c/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/mr-pope-vs-the-naacp/

There's lots more where those came from, but I can see you're already confused beyond belief, so it's unlikely you will have anything to say, that anything at all to do with any of that.

All of that is done by ONE party all alone......

There's lots and lots more. All of it disproving your personal conspiracy theory.

[-] -2 points by henry1234 (-37) from New York, NY 8 months ago

Are you part of Occupy, or a democrat apologist? Might I remind you that Occupy started when the democrats were in power. There's a reason for that. If you think the democrats are doing good for the people instead of helping the 1% get richer, you have a lot to learn. The democrats are right wingers my friend.

[-] -3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

WTF are you talking about?

If you can't fit it, then admit it.

There's nothing but conspiracy theory in what you say.

You've got 0 proof.

I'm sorry you can't think outside of your box, but don't paint me at all.

I do resent it.

[-] -2 points by henry1234 (-37) from New York, NY 8 months ago

Please, spare us the romanticism. Don't feing being upset like a child.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Excuse me?

All I did was ask you to prove your point.

You failed, and now you want to accuse me of anything at all?

Oh, and thanks for proving what I said.

[-] -2 points by henry1234 (-37) from New York, NY 8 months ago

You're like a child. Not worth having a discussion with. You are not here to learn from exchanges, Your only interest is to try to one-up others, and when you can't, you use censorship. You remind me of the 1%.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Insults instead of discussion?

Really?

I censor trolls, all you've done here so far is insult and repeat faded rhetoric.

Rhetoric you've failed to defend.

You've brought nothing more than that to the table and you've already posted an insulting thread that I banned.

You....

ARE.....

a Tr0ll

You might as well admit it and more along.

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[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

You don't know shit.

I attempted to respect you.

You attacked me.

What would you expect me to do?

I asked you to defend your position.

You failed.

Now you think you can play a game of transference?

Like you're FLAKESnews claiming some kind of reverse discrimination?

Not gonna happen.

You came in like troll, and you will likely go out like troll.

I don't care what you accuse me of.

I stand by my opening statement..

You don't know shit.

If you did?

You'd know this is the kind of pointless discussion that gets trolls banned all over the net.

Now please explain how the links I provided, fit into your conspiracy theory.

If you can even remember what that was.

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