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energy & nuclear selection 2008

yaccu, ge, nbc, msnbc, kucinich and the loss of democracy

Its way past time to break from the Korporatist Republik der Amerika.
rigged debates, rigged elections, energy, power and

So fellow Cascadians are you feeling marginalized by
the stupid two party dual? Does any Cascadian state
get a chance to join in the farce? Even if we got to
would it be worth it? Did you know that the non
Corporatist party (the Greens) had a debate in
California a few days ago? Would you know anything if
you were stuck with Corporate media except that
Britney lost her child custody. Do you still believe
in the System?

Do you know that General Electric (GE) is heavily
invested in both the nuclear industry and in its
subsiduary Raytheon into the military industrial
complex as well as inthe news-entertainment complex as
NBC? Remember that question that Hilary was not asked
months ago about Yucca mountain and was instead on
MSNBC (owned by GE) was instead asked a question about
if she preferred pearls or diamonds? Are you aware
that NBC (owned by GE) hosted this last Democratic
debate kept Kucinich (the only anti-nuclear industry
candidate) out?

So if you are a Green supporter or a Kucinich
supporter or even a Ron Paul supporter why support the
Amerikan Soda Pop Democracy? Why not say the Hell
with this Corporate Fascist fascade of a democracy?
And instead support Cascadian Independence?

Some stories in various news agencies to wake up to:

Was Yucca Mountain the Real Reason Kucinich Was
Silenced by GE?

We've all heard about the elephant in the room, but
how about a mountain? Yucca Mountain to be more
specific. The mountain which you may have seen in your
visit to Las Vegas, Nevada, is becoming a big part of
the national debate.
Why? Yucca Mountain is most notable as the site of the
proposed Yucca Mountain Repository, a U.S. Department
of Energy terminal storage facility for spent nuclear
reactor fuel and other radioactive waste. That has
environmental groups worried and the site, which was
suppose to open in 1998 to store nuclear waste, and
has delayed opening the facility till more tests are
done at the site. The site is considered the most
studied piece of geology in the world.
So why does this matter? Congressman Dennis Kucinich
is the only Presidential contender to have voted
against using the proposed site and General Electric,
which owns NBC and MSNBC who ran the debate yesterday,
didn't want his take on the whole mess that the United
States Government is brewing.
John Edwards, stealing a convenient tactic out of his
former running mate turned foe John Kerry, has stated
that although he voted for the plan he is now against.
Thanks, John.
Hillary Clinton continues to vote in favor of Yucca
Mountain's funding which has cost the taxpayers of
this nation upwards $7 Billion dollars.
What about "Mr Change" Barack Obama? Well, he votes in
favor of Yuka Mountain and while doing so is taken
major money from backers in political donations.
Hillary Clinton was nice enough to point that out when
the elephant was brought up briefly in last night's
MSNBC debate.
So, was Kucinich not allowed to debate because he was
a "fringe candidate" or was GE just afraid that he
would dare speak the truth that will bring in major
amounts of money for the corporation and, at the same
time, risk the health of millions in the biggest
growing metro area in the United States for years to
come when the facility starts storing nuclear waste?


Kucinich decries GE-media conspiracy
By Emily Richmond January 15, 2008 5:51 PM

At 5:25 p.m., shortly after the Nevada Supreme Court
refused to give Dennis Kucinich a seat at the debate,
a small band of his supporters marched to a far corner
of a parking lot outside the Cashman Center, where
supporters of the three major candidates.
Spectators soon realized that Kucinich was among them.
He said:
"The fact of the matter is, NBC is owned by General
Electric. General Electric makes power plants. General
Electric wants to make sure there is a place to dump
the waste."
He was talking about nuclear waste and the now
shuttered Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump site
northwest of Las Vegas. Kucinich has joined the state
of Nevada in opposing the dump. Thus, he said, GE is
trying to keep him off the air.
"Now the media has become an issue in this campaign by
trying to determine who should be in this debate," he
The Cleveland congressman said he will fight for
changes to Federal Communications Commission law to
ensure that future candidates can participate in
debates. "This underlying corruption is something that
undermines our democracy. I'm asking you to continue
our efforts to stand up and speak."
Kucinich has been allowed to participate in all but
one of the Democratic debates. He was barred from the
Las Vegas debate by NBC after poor showings in the
Iowa and New Hampshire contests.

 link to www.lasvegassun.com

Earnings Preview: General Electric
NBC Owner GE Seen Posting 4th-Quarter Profit of 68
Cents Per Share Amid Writers Strike
January 16, 2008: 01:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Industrial, finance and
media conglomerate General Electric Co. is scheduled
to report its fourth-quarter results Friday. The
following is a summary of key developments and analyst
commentary for the period ended Dec. 31.
OVERVIEW: The Writers Guild of America went on strike
Nov. 5, and has remained on the picket lines for more
than two months. The strike is affecting GE's NBC
unit, along with the Paramount movie studio, which GE
co-owns with Viacom Inc.
On Dec. 24, General Electric's GE Capital financial
unit said it will buy most of Merrill Lynch Capital's
commercial finance operations.
GE Commercial Aviation Services, an aircraft financing
and leasing business that is the world's largest owner
of 737 aircraft, ordered 55 jets from Boeing Co. for
$4.5 billion in December.
In October, GE Energy said it will sell six gas
turbine-generators and related products and services
to a French utility for $750 million. In December, it
received a contract to sell 333 wind turbines for wind
power projects in New York and Texas. The deal is
worth about $650 million.
BY THE NUMBERS: On average, analysts reporting to
Thomson Financial expect a profit of 68 cents per
share on $47.2 billion in revenue.
GE forecast a quarterly profit of 67 cents to 69 cents
per share.
ANALYST TAKE: Deutsche Bank analyst Nigel Coe said he
expects strong results from GE Industrial, as the
infrastructure business should have strong returns and
restructuring costs should decrease. Coe also expects
revenue to increase 9 percent at NBC Universal, and
decrease 4 percent at the health care business.
Coe forecast a profit of 68 cents per share and $47.6
billion in revenue.
WHAT'S AHEAD: GE expects to earn $2.42 per share in
2008, on $195 billion in revenue. In December, Chief
Executive Jeffrey Immelt said the industrial economy
is in good shape despite weak U.S. consumer spending.
Immelt also said backlogs for major infrastructure
items are helping GE deal with credit market troubles.
In December, analysts expected GE to earn $2.49 per
share for the year.
STOCK PERFORMANCE: Shares started the quarter by
reaching a six-year high, but lost 10.5 percent of
their value over the next three months. The stock is
currently trading near year lows.

 link to money.cnn.com