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Nader’s new book and website

http://www.onlythesuperrich.org/

So begins the vivid fictional account by political activist and bestselling author Ralph Nader that answers the question, “What if?” What if a cadre of superrich individuals tried to become a driving force in America to organize and institutionalize the interests of the citizens of this troubled nation? What if some of America’s most powerful individuals decided it was time to fix our government and return the power to the people? What if they focused their power on unionizing Wal-Mart? What if a national political party were formed with the sole purpose of advancing clean elections? What if these seventeen superrich individuals decided to galvanize a movement for alternative forms of energy that will effectively clean up the environment? What if together they took on corporate goliaths and Congress to provide the necessities of life and advance the solutions so long left on the shelf by an avaricious oligarchy? What could happen?

Greetings from Misery: The Cave State

Misery is known to many as “The Cave State.” There are reportedly 6000 caves discovered in MO with more found every day. However, there are other reasons we call her “The Cave State.” Misery is also a state which lives in the past and likes it that way.

$21 million are set to go to life science research in the state, a lot of money in such tough economic times. Typical of the backwards nature of our citizenry, there is a lawsuit to stop such funding because it could go to stem-cell research. Voters have already shown support for stem-cell research, but the pro-lifers in the state won’t have any part of it.

Other evidence that we’re still living in the stone age popped up with this year’s presidential election. Misery was once known as a bellweather state, voting with the rest of the country every year since 1904 (except in 1956). Now, having chosen John McCain over Barack Obama, that status is in question. Of course, had 3,700 of the 17,813 who voted for Ralph Nader (or 11,386 for Barr) switched to Obama, the state’s bellweather status would be intact. Voting for Nader is so 2000.