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(Mother Jones)   Find out what big corporate shill is backing your state election with this map that let's you know who owns you   (motherjones.com ) divider line
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2013-11-05 09:20:02 AM  
wait...we have a manufacturing powerhouse in MA? Really? Huh, I always figured Big Pharma would own us.

/finds Gambling in RI to be amusing
//nice way of saying "The Mob"
 
2013-11-05 09:26:37 AM  
That was really broken down.


/Energy owning Texas?  Who would have thunk it?
 
2013-11-05 09:27:38 AM  
So the financial own CO but NY is real estate and NC is health? Got it. Also, if you think anyone besides big pharma rules NJ you are a fool. If DE is a real estate state why does every singhle credit card I have ever had come from there?

/Pure rubbish
 
2013-11-05 09:28:44 AM  
Well...I guess it's nice to know we Mainers have something in common with Colorado, California and Maryland...
 
2013-11-05 09:34:58 AM  
I hate to say it, but there is one major player here in Utah that just might sway elections a little more than "real estate."
 
2013-11-05 09:52:12 AM  
I'm kind of surprised that the health care industry has such a hold on Mississippi. They're apparently doing a sh*t job keeping people healthy.

Although maybe that was their intention all along...
 
2013-11-05 10:05:51 AM  

somedude210: wait...we have a manufacturing powerhouse in MA


Smith and Wesson.
 
2013-11-05 10:08:30 AM  
I don't think it is the real estate "industry" that is funding the political battle in NJ......more than likely it's people who made their money through real estate.


More like Trump and less like the local ReMax office.
 
2013-11-05 10:12:36 AM  

Giltric: somedude210: wait...we have a manufacturing powerhouse in MA

Smith and Wesson.


I thought that was CT? Or is that Colt?
 
2013-11-05 10:14:03 AM  
Tip o' the hat to MA and OH for not being owned by rentiers.
 
2013-11-05 10:14:45 AM  
FTA: *In California and Maryland, we have included the industry with the second-highest total of contributions, because the designation of the top industries in those states requires additional reporting.

So you're not going to tell us the major political backers in these states because you got tired of writing things?
 
2013-11-05 10:17:00 AM  

somedude210: wait...we have a manufacturing powerhouse in MA? Really? Huh, I always figured Big Pharma would own us.

/finds Gambling in RI to be amusing
//nice way of saying "The Mob"


then it would include Mass, NY, Fla, and NJ.
 
2013-11-05 10:25:13 AM  
I thought Arkansas would be owned by the paper company as the state is mostly a tree farm.
 
2013-11-05 10:26:56 AM  

somedude210: Giltric: somedude210: wait...we have a manufacturing powerhouse in MA

Smith and Wesson.

I thought that was CT? Or is that Colt?


Colt is CT, so is Stag, Ruger, Marlin.....
 
2013-11-05 10:32:00 AM  

Shostie: I'm kind of surprised that the health care industry has such a hold on Mississippi. They're apparently doing a sh*t job keeping people healthy.

Although maybe that was their intention all along...


Figure that the business of the "health care industry" is to make money off of health care. To you it may be "doing a sh*t job keeping people healthy," but to them it's "keeping expenses down to increase profits." In that regard, they're likely doing a bang-up job.
 
2013-11-05 10:33:40 AM  
Is anyone else saddened that real estate is so huge and manufacturing is so small?
 
2013-11-05 10:36:49 AM  

vudukungfu: then it would include Mass, NY, Fla, and NJ.


The MA mob, if it still exists, is not nearly at the levels as it was from the 30s-early 90s. I'm sure the Italians still own most of the North End and are gearing up for the casinos, but the Irish mob hasn't been the same since Whitey went on the run and if they are, they've moved to greener pastures down south (by which I mean RI)

There is still corruption and violence, but it's more from inner-city gangs and corrupt politicians. I haven't seen evidence that organized mafias still exist in large extent in MA
 
2013-11-05 10:43:57 AM  
California?  Finance?  Hahahahahahahahaha.   That's some Super Grass
you're smoking there LA Times.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-05 10:57:13 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: California?  Finance?  Hahahahahahahahaha.   That's some Super Grass
you're smoking there LA Times.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 823x937]


FTA: "We also excluded unions, law firms, and nonprofits, since political giving from these entities can be associated with a variety of industries, and is really inconvenient to the narrative."

/I may have added the last part.
 
2013-11-05 10:58:38 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: California?  Finance?  Hahahahahahahahaha.   That's some Super Grass
you're smoking there LA Times.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 823x937]


They want you to think its Koch brothers types who are running things and are shielding the teacher unions involvement from the public eye?

Now why would they do that?

Why do teachers keep begging for more and more money if they have tens/hundreds of millions to waste on political races?.
 
2013-11-05 10:58:51 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I hate to say it, but there is one major player here in Utah that just might sway elections a little more than "real estate."


Scrapbooking?
Ski resorts?
 
2013-11-05 11:07:55 AM  
So since Kansas and nearly the entire South is light blue, I'm guessing the Koch brothers fall under "Health" for the purposes of this map?
 
2013-11-05 11:19:01 AM  

Shostie: I'm kind of surprised that the health care industry has such a hold on Mississippi. They're apparently doing a sh*t job keeping people healthy.

Although maybe that was their intention all along...


Keep in mind that 40 of the 50 states in the map are led by health, real estate or energy, with the other ten states having industries that are much more predominant in their state as the leading contributor (like manufacturing in Ohio, tech in Washington, and gambling in Nevada).  Energy companies seem to only be the leading contributor in states with large amounts of fossil fuels in them, which Mississippi does not have.  This leaves health care and real estate, and I am not quite sure why healthcare wins out here.  However, keep in mid that this is Mother Jones, a publication that is definitely biased, and as other people point out they ignore unions, law firms, and non-profits for some reason.  So take this with a big grain of salt.
 
2013-11-05 11:59:33 AM  

Giltric: Zeb Hesselgresser: California?  Finance?  Hahahahahahahahaha.   That's some Super Grass
you're smoking there LA Times.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 823x937]

They want you to think its Koch brothers types who are running things and are shielding the teacher unions involvement from the public eye?

Now why would they do that?

Why do teachers keep begging for more and more money if they have tens/hundreds of millions to waste on political races?.


That graphic shows legal contributions, over the period of TEN YEARS! Notice, the Tscakapulous, basically one person (father/daughter) account for 16 million, over ten years. There are many contributors that are not tracked that give much more over the course of ONE YEAR. They do not appear in the reporting. So don't get the sand out of your crotch. Teachers should get paid what they're worth, some should get more, some less, but the union has pay rates equal for phys ed and math.
 
2013-11-05 12:04:49 PM  

llortcM_yllort: However, keep in mid that this is Mother Jones


They banned MoJo articles at Reddit.

And as slanted as they appear, I'd still prefer to read the article and formulate my own opinion instead of having someone censor the source.

But my opinion is probably in the minority on Fark, I would wager many people don't mind censoring news that represents the other sides opinion.
 
2013-11-05 12:29:04 PM  
Real estate... so the wealth that controls these states is mainly generated by... selling property in those states? Seems almost masturbatory...
 
2013-11-05 12:41:08 PM  

Giltric: I don't think it is the real estate "industry" that is funding the political battle in NJ......more than likely it's people who made their money through real estate.


More like Trump and less like the local ReMax office.


The whole article is retarded. I clicked thru to their source site, and my basic answer to that site is "Your blog sucks."

Their own site admits that they don't have all the information because of anonymous donors. Their own methodology (or perhaps MoJo's, whoever that graph originated with) is retarded.

Example: New Jersey is "Real Estate"

http://www.followthemoney.org/database/state_overview.phtml?s=NJ&y=2 01 2

None of the top 5 donors are classified as "Real Estate." 2 of the top 10 are. 4 of the top 20. The top 20 donators account for ~20% of total donations. The top "industry" is "Candidate Committee", not Real Estate. If you click on the Real Estate breakdown, a bunch of the contributors are names, not companies or PACs. But because that person may work for a real estate company, their contribution goes under "Real Estate"

Based on the 5-10 minutes I spent checking out the NJ info, this website is full of shiat.

/Donald Trump also doesn't give money to NJ politics, according to them
 
2013-11-05 12:47:50 PM  
Subby is owned by the apostrophe industry.
 
2013-11-05 12:55:50 PM  

Flab: Three Crooked Squirrels: I hate to say it, but there is one major player here in Utah that just might sway elections a little more than "real estate."

Scrapbooking?
Ski resorts?


Funeral potatoes.  Or as we call the industry here, Big FunPo.
 
2013-11-05 02:10:01 PM  

Giltric: They banned MoJo articles at Reddit


http://www.reddit.com/r/Politics/wiki/domains#wiki_banned_domains

They also banned (cherry-picked from the list -- I'm not seeing much they didn't ban):

americanthinker.com
beforeitsnews.com
breitbart.com
dailycaller.com
dailypaul.com
drudgereport.com
heritage.org
hotair.com
infowars.com
lifenews.com
nation.foxnews.com
nationalmemo.com
nationalreview.com
Newsbusters.org
powerlineblog.com
prisonplanet.com
reason.com
reddit.com <-- lol
theblaze.com
thegatewaypundit.com
therightscoop.com
townhall.com
twitchy.com
weaselzippers.us
wnd.com
 
2013-11-05 02:15:29 PM  

nickelni: Giltric: They banned MoJo articles at Reddit

http://www.reddit.com/r/Politics/wiki/domains#wiki_banned_domains

They also banned (cherry-picked from the list -- I'm not seeing much they didn't ban):

reddit.com <-- lol


Leave it to reddit to ban reddit.
 
2013-11-05 08:03:28 PM  

grumpfuff: nickelni: Giltric: They banned MoJo articles at Reddit

http://www.reddit.com/r/Politics/wiki/domains#wiki_banned_domains

They also banned (cherry-picked from the list -- I'm not seeing much they didn't ban):

reddit.com <-- lol

Leave it to reddit to ban reddit.


That's probably the smartest thing that's ever been done there.
 
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