Archive for February, 2012

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Summary: Illustration shows the Statue of Liberty knocked from its pedestal and lying in the harbor; it has been replaced by a golden cow wearing a crown and a necklace emblazoned with a “$”. The illustration is captioned with a large question mark.


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Summary: Illustration shows two arms emerging from the clouds and reaching across the landscape in opposite directions, on the right is the hand of the arm that extends from the left, it is labeled “Politics” and is about to grab hold of a building labeled “The Banks”, and on the left, is the hand of the arm that extends from the right, it is labeled “The Banks” and is using its thumb to squash the U.S. Capitol labeled “Politics”.

Caption: Which is worse, financial control of politics, or political control of finance?


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Summary: Illustration shows a man labeled “Average voter” standing between two fields, trying to decide which one he should choose; on the left is the “Democratic Lot” showing “Bryan’s Financial Fallacies, Schemes, Dreams, [and] Instability”, “Opposition to a Sound Banking System”, “Inexperience”, “Obstructive Policies”, “Tariff Reform”, “Jefferson’s Ideals”, “Low Leaders [Thomas] Taggart, Fingy [William J. Connors], Hinky Dink [Michael Kenna]”, Anti-Everything”, “Sectionalism”, and “Croak and Kick Statesmanship”. On the right is the “Republican Lot” showing “Past Prosperity” and “Constructive Policies” among “Arrogant Rule [Joseph Cannon], Extravagance, Tariff Graft, Parasite Plutocracy, Special Privilege, Swollen Fortunes, Pension Graft, Foraker Type of Statesman, [and as a snake] Wall Street”.

Caption: The Democratic lot – Better soil / The Republican lot – a more alluring field.


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The more transparent the night, the more honest the days. As the idea of WikiLeaks expands and evolves throughout the world, the potential of transparency to inspire a more just and peaceful worldview becomes harder to quench.

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For info on more secure browsing -> https://www.torproject.org/

**Features the TÆ peace sign**

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Summary: Illustration shows a classroom scene with the rulers of several countries as the students, most are identified by country and showing the attributes of their leaders, such as, in the back row, “Russia” (Nicholas II), “Germany” (William II), and England (John Bull), and in the front row, “Austria” (Franz Joseph I), “France” (Emile Loubet), Uncle Sam, Japan (Meiji, Emperor of Japan), and Italy (Victor Emmanuel III), and on the far left, sitting on a stool, is “Turkey” wearing a “Dunce” cap. The teacher labeled “Diplomacy”, at the front of the room, points to a blackboard on which is written “If the Boer War cost Great Britain $825,000,000 what would a world’s war cost?” While most of the leaders ponder this question, Russia and Japan glare at each other. There are three wastebaskets filled with weapons.


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Summary: Illustration shows two men, one labeled “Political Boss” and the other labeled “Special Privilege” with copies of “Blank Injunctions” in his pocket, helping a diminutive judge write a “Dictated Decision”. In the background, Justice is partially obscured by a note that states “Remember Thy Creator”.

Caption: Does a protest against this type of justice assail “the integrity of the courts”?


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Summary: Illustration shows a businessman addressing a group of laborers, explaining to them how important tariffs are to their jobs and that if reform candidates were elected, then the factory would have to close. He states “The prosperity of the nation depends on your ballot”. On his return from a trip abroad and customs officials search his luggage, he rails against tariff duties and the invasion of his personal property.

Caption: Around election time at the shop. On his return from a trip abroad.


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