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Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Government Favored Oil Companies Over Shelter For Children

The devastation in Moore, Oklahoma is unimaginable.

A deadly F-5 tornado hit this town on May 20th, 2013 and the death toll continues to rise as time passes by.

Plaza Towers Elementary school was directly in the path of this horrific storm. Even though Moore, OK, resides in the middle of tornado alley, Oklahoma politicians denied the children of this school, a tornado shelter.

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These children were denied the freedom to be properly sheltered from Mother Nature’s wrath. Instead, these kids were forced to depend only on the walls of the school to protect them from an F5 tornado.

The reason why is infuriating, because it’s all about political favoritism and greed.

To be fair, the state of Oklahoma has been studying the lack of proper storm shelters, because far too many schools are without proper protection from tornadoes.

Politicians claim that the state lacks the funds necessary to build community and school shelters. However, the state of Oklahoma paid out or accrued $645 million in tax rebates and credits to the oil industry over the last 3-year period.

How many storm shelters could have been built with $645 million?

Basically speaking, this means that politicians gave away tax dollars (the people’s money) while turning their backs on our children – again.

Let’s not forget that 90 percent of Americans wanted a universal background check for gun ownership. But politicians sided with the NRA lobbyists who paid them to vote no, because a no vote secured the gun industry profits. How does this relate to the tragedy in Oklahoma?

When politicians deny the people, in favor of corporations, it should go without saying that this is the epitome of corruption.

When politicians denied money for tornado shelters, while they allowed the oil industry generous tax breaks to further their wealth, they are in fact stealing from the people.

The problem stems from lobbyist bribe money. Lobbyists donate cash to their choice legislator’s campaign fund, to enhance tax laws that only serve to benefit corporate profit. Of course this action also serves to further enrich the wealthiest 1%.

Why are Americans forced to give away their money to an already wealthy corporation, while children are forced to literally hold on for dear life?

US tax dollars should be prioritized to help all the people of the United States, and to maintain the United States of America, for the benefit of all.

By the way, Oklahoma City’s city-hall has a built-in tornado shelter.

Have you had enough yet?

Pam LB (3 Posts)

Pam Brammann, R.N., Certified Dementia Trainer - Is happily married, mother of two teens and three rescue dogs. When Pam is not speaking to audiences or healthcare staff about Alzheimer's disease, she enjoys freelance writing, golf, and family time.