Corporate Propaganda Research Archive
Everybody knows the dice
the suckers and goosing the gullible
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-7-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune
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Read this column and you will make money and lose 20 pounds.
If such claims insult you as sucker bait, you're correct.
But you've gone this
far, so let's take a ride.
GOOSING GASOLINE PRICES. BigOil once again rapes and pillages with impunity after racking up record profits.
As usual, the legit
media parrot petroleum-dipped press releases purveying the perpetual propaganda.
For two decades, I've documented how the domestic cartel figured out how to beat anti-trust laws and cleverly engineered a rigged market. (See the ever-expanding Barbwire Oilogopoly Archive at NevadaLabor.com/)
Wall Street's megabank pimps and insurance thieves always knew they had little to fear from the U.S. Justice Dept. after witnessing decades of inaction against BigOil.
A recent PBS Frontline documentary entitled The Untouchables described how no high level corporate criminal has ever been busted for the economic collapse.
An off-the-record source admitted the obvious: chief prosecutor Lanny Breuer was afraid to go to court and lose.
He resigned shortly
after the broadcast.
I've ranted for years that oil companies hire smarter, meaner lawyers than government can afford.
Mr. Breuer is the poster
child for the problem.
Competition has been eliminated in favor of legalized price-fixing in so many areas.
The insurance industry has been exempt from anti-trust laws since 1945 thanks to Sen. Patrick McCarran, D-Nev.
Bush the Lesser
gave away untold billions from Medicare to big drug companies.
Now comes Obamacare with no cost controls.
As I noted a couple
of weeks ago, the United Healthcare monopoly plans to use the new online
insurance exchange to bust out the few remnants of Nevada competition.
Everybody knows the fight is fixed.
DISSING HICKSVILLE. Former Washoe County School Superintendent Heath Morrison trashed us in a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer:
"In Reno, because the industries that drove Reno were gaming and construction, the truth was, you didnt need to have a college-educated workforce. You didnt even have to graduate from high school. What I love about this (North Carolina) community is the desires to help are very, very sincere. If we dont take advantage of that were going to really miss the boat. At a time were not flush with resources, we have the resource of a community that really wants to help."
The traveling salesman
has apparently forgotten that he famously left us with a literally incredible
hike in graduation rates while scoring national awards for both himself and
the school board.
Only the Barbwire dared print that the Music Man sold the hicks in River City a song and dance and blew town one step ahead of the awful truth. Read the record for yourself at NevadaLabor.com/
SUCKER BETS, PART DEUX. If you missed what Nevada sports books were trying to tell infatuated 49er fans, you weren't paying attention. To those who didn't take the Ravens and the points, the Nevada gambling industry thanks you.
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Andrew Barbano is a 44-year Nevadan, chair of the Nevada César Chávez Committee, producer of Nevada's annual César Chávez Day celebration, first vice-president and political action chair of the Reno-Sparks NAACP, labor/consumer/civil rights advocate, member of Communications Workers of America Local 9413/AFL-CIO and editor of NevadaLabor.com and JoeNeal.org. As always, his opinions are strictly his own. Check local listings for other Nevada cable systems. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbwire by Barbano has originated in the Daily Sparks Tribune since 1988.
Betty J. Barbano
2-7-1941 / 12-27-2005
John F. Kennedy's 2013 inaugural address
Excerpted from the original full text from 12-29-1991 (.pdf)
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-22-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune
JFK, Jr.: Hope dies hard and yet springs eternal
Barbwire by Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune / 7-25-1999
Your better life today had President Kennedy lived
Barbwire by Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune / 12-28-1997
We Don't Need No Education
The continuing series
...and more ammo...
The Post-Dated Recession: Pay me now or pay me later
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-6-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune
The Post-dated Recession
By Joshua H. Silavent / Daily Sparks Tribune / 5-3-2011
Union decline and rising inequality in two charts
by Colin Gordon
Economic Policy Institute / 6-5-2012
Used in journalist Mark Robison's extensive Hard Labor: Nevada unions tout role in helping workers, firms, economy (Sunday 2 Sept. 2012 Reno Gazette-Journal, page one, Reno Rebirth section of the print edition). Union men Jim Burrell, Paul McKenzie and Guy Louis Rocha did the movement proud. Not included in the RGJ online edition.
Nevada Press Assn. Better Newspaper Contest
HAT TRICK: Barbwire takes first place three years in a row.
The campaign against forcibly-paid newspaper obituaries
And they wonder why the newspaper business is dying?
The Dean's List
The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.
RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006
The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
Tony the Tiger & the flaky NFL
Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
Nevada: A good place to visit, but do you want to live here?
Barbwire / 6-15-2008
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Andrew Barbano is a 44-year Nevadan, editor of NevadaLabor.com and JoeNeal.org; and former chair of the City of Reno's Citizens Cable Compliance Committee, He is producer of Nevada's annual César Chávez Day celebration and serves as first vice-president, political action chair and webmaster of the Reno-Sparks NAACP. As always, his opinions are strictly his own. E-mail email@example.com.
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