Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The goal is close

The end is in sight, so close yet so far. So many people are waiting for us and for you.

Its our time to step up and be the change we want to see in this world. The time was never more right for positive change.

The leaders of this movement are here, and they are real with real demands.

We have the ways and the means.  And we are going to take on the system. And a change is gonna come.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mitt Romney Wants to be President but...

Well it seems as if he is supportive of Corporate dollars in politics, or at least the idea of corporations as people.  Corporate person-hood is a very real problem today.  As I stated in a speech I gave at an Occupy the Courts event in Philadelphia, the supreme courts ruling stating that money equates to free speech in terms of elections gives guys like this the audacity to run for President.

Regardless of the overwhelming support to amend the Constitution corporations continue to spend freely in this election season.  We the People can not let this continue to happen.  We need to ensure that the peoples voice is heard, and we need to be vocal in our support of opponents of people like this.

This is bad news for the masses, because corporations, and his are some of them, are spending large quantities of money to get people like this elected.  It is wrong.  He is wrong to think that We the People are ignorant enough to vote this guy into office.  He doesn't represent our interests.  He represents the bottom line and his support of corporate person-hood epitomizes what is wrong with politics today.

A dear friend of mine shared with me a neat quote: "Keep your coins, I want change." That change does not involve people like this running our country.  That change includes fixing whats wrong in this world.  It includes amending the constitution to overturn citizens united.  Ban Corporate Person-hood.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Reasonable Solutions Occupy The Courts Speech

(update with video!) What follows is the (rough) transcript of the speech I am giving today for the Reasonable Solutions Occupy Wall Street Philadelphia non profit at the Occupy the Courts Event starting at noon today at Thomas Paine Plaza.

Good afternoon and thank you very kindly for being here, my friends..  It was written in the preamble of our constitution that  “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Occupy the courts is a national day of protest stemming from the supreme courts ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission January 20, 2010. In effect corporations now have the same first amendment rights as legal citizens allowing them to give unlimited campaign contributions to any candidate in the form of unregulated political advertising.  Money is now a form of free speech.  This ruling effectively choked the political power of the people by handing over the rights of citizenship to corporate entities.  In this era of corporate control, our politicians serve those who will bankroll their campaigns over their constituents: we the people of these United States..
If not legally prevented from doing so by our legislature or our courts, corporations will continue to place politicians in power who will serve their interests.  The interests of We The People will be ignored.  Laws will be passed which strip away any regulations which would inhibit corrupt business practices.  Laws will be passed which bolster the economic welfare of the elite.  The welfare of the people will be ignored.
The group Reasonable Solutions of OWS Philadelphia is focused on reform, not revolution.  Amongst our members are a diverse group of true 99 Percenters who want to use the framework of the established system to catalyze effective change on a local, national, and global scale.  We are the founders of a new school of activism which emphasizes the pride in maintaining active roles in society while conceptualizing creative manners in which awareness may be raised.
Reasonable Solutions of OWS Philadelphia seeks to reform the policy of corporate person-hood through the proliferation of events like this one designed to raise public awareness.  These events include spreading the truth regarding Citizens United by informing the public of this aberrant policy through peaceful and persistent occupation of the courts.
The most reasonable solution regarding corporate person-hood is to amend the constitution,  Since the constitution itself was interpreted in Citizens United, the ONLY way to overturn this is to Amend the Constitution   Here,
We the people of the United States will not be ignored.  We are not only the 99%, but we are part of the 100% and this is a call to action for We the People of these United States of America who believe that corporations are not people.  We must rise up and make our voices heard by the elite ruling class.  We must take the power back from the corrupt corporations which seek to undermine the principles and foundations which made our country great. The only way to overturn the Citizens United supreme court decision is to Amend our Constitution to sate that free speech does not include corporate donations to politics, and  that the first amendment rights apply only to natural persons.
When our forefathers stated in the Declaration of Independence that we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness they were not talking about Corporations as people.  We the people must Occupy the courts and  We the people shall be HEARD  Thank you all and God Bless the great people of these United States and this world.

This was presented today at the Occupy the Courts Rally, and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of a great writer who kindly offered his time, and with the input of a few other integral people.  Thank you all who made this possible! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

'Occupy the Courts' rally stymied in Manhattan, Occupy The Courts Philadelphia Welcomes them With Open Arms

Reuters is reporting that free speech is being stymied in Manhattan once again as the permit request for the upcoming occupy the courts rally that was to be held outside the federal court in Manhattan on Friday January the 20th has been rejected.

In an effort to bridge the gap and show solidarity among movements, the occupy the courts event organizers in Philadelphia reached out to those in Manhattan and invited them to join in their rally.  Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation and a beacon of liberty and free speech has been open and inviting to Reasonable Solutions, a non profit devoted to effecting the change that is needed in this country in a reasonable and logical manner.  Reasonable Solutions has the permit to protest at Thomas Paine Plaza across from city hall, where the Occupy the Courts Rally will be starting.  

Hearing about Manhattans unwillingness to grant a permit for a reasonable exercise of their first amendment rights to free speech, Reasonable Solutions immediately reached out to the lawyer representing the protesters, Gideon Oliver, and let them know they had a friend in the city of brotherly love.  

The press release for the event follows:

On Friday, January 20th, members of Reasonable Solutions join Move To Amend
in a peaceful rally and march to protest the Supreme Court's January 2010
decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. 
Meeting time and place:  Move To Amend, RS members and supporters will
gather on January 20, Noon, at Thomas Paine Plaza.  [1417 JFK Plaza, just
north of City Hall:  south side of the Municipal Services Building.]   
Marchers will not physically occupy the courts.  They will march peacefully
outside the courts and finish their rally at Independence Hall. 
Background:  The landmark 2010 Citizens United decision gave corporations
the same rights as citizens.  Corporations now are entitled, by the U.S.
Constitution, to buy elections and corrupt our government. 
Reasonable Solutions has joined Move to Amend and people across America to
speak out against this.  In a democracy, government should be controled by
its citizens alone.  In America today, citizens have no control.   
Who does?   
Through their unfettered access to millions of dollars which they can
contribute, confidentially to political campaigns, corporations rule. Our
representatives in Washington and locally can't get elected without
money-lots of money.  Corporations, not our citizens, decide who gets
elected and who decides America's future. 
#  #  # 
If you'd like more information about this event, or how to join Reasonable
Solutions, please call Randy Quinn at 215-571-5478 or email at

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Delegates for the 99% Declaration

I just recently was accepted and filled out my delegate profile to be a part of history that is happening on July 4, 2012 right in my home city of Philadelphia.

The 99% declaration has teamed up with the Reasonable Solutions Philadelphia to exercise our first amendment right to petition our government for a redress of greivances.

Please check me out by visiting my candidate profile and while your there sign up to vote.  We are going to be listening to you the people (as in we the people) to develop the petition.

The main reason I want to be a part of this is I feel it can really help this world in taking on the system and effecting the positive change that is needed.  I am doing it for my kids, for my friends and for my family,  for everyone ( I do consider everyone a friend) and I am also doing this for the non profit I volunteer with, the reasonable solutions Philadelphia.

Reaonable Solutions was born out of the occupy philly movement and started by a close friend of mine.  It was started to come to solutions to this countries problems reasonably and its core values are empowerment, education, and action.  The mission of reasonable solutions is to empower people to direct action through education and assistance.  The Reasonable Solutions group is a registered 503c non profit corporation and as such they are a group committed to support mainly through education.  My friend is passionate about life.  He's a mover and he knows how to get things done.  He personally motivated me to act directly towards changing this world, and helped me start this blog.  Twelve is a great guy who wants to make this world a better place as are the two other cofounders of reasonable solutions, Randy and Steady Dan.

They are passionate indivuals with big hearts, big brains, and a willingness to work endlessly.  Get educated by following the links in this blog post and please leave your thoughts in the comments section!  And they are awfully creative.  Check out the video they did to get the word out about Corporate Personhood.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Keith Olberman Reads OWS Letter

Great letter by Occupy Wall Street, read by Keith Olberman.  Please watch fully and share with everyone.  This is what its all about everyone!

The Path To Positive Change

On this day of recognizing the great leader that Martin Luther King was, we must keep in mind that nonviolent resistence is the only way to affect the positive change we so dearly need in this country and this world.

Ghandi said, "Rivers of blood may have to flow before we gain our freedom, but it must be our blood" with the understanding that suffering by activists had the power of converting opponents who would otherwise listen.

We must work towards peaceful resistance if we are ever going to win over the 99.999% of the people who are really behind us, and who want to effect the change this world needs.  We can do it, Martin Luther King proved as much.

Lets show him that we learned something from him.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Economics Isn't Rocket Science

Macroeconomics, or the way our economy operates, may be a lot of math, but rocket science it is not.  It actually is one very simple equation.

Income = C + I + G + NX where:

C= Consumption (or personal/individual spending)
I= Investment (or business investment spending)
G= Government spending
NX= Net Exports

Also take into account that when you hear the term GDP or gross domestic product thrown about, they are really talking about income of a nation.  When you have a recession it is a contraction or a period of the overall level of income going down.  When you have an economy that is expanding you have Income or GDP increasing.

During an economic downturn there is a great amount of uncertainty, and business aren't as quick to hire, and may even lay people off.  This causes unemployment to rise, which puts downward pressure on prices.  This increase in unemployment causes consumption (the C in the equation) to fall.

Furthermore, hiring is considered a business investment and in times of great uncertainty business investment goes down.  They put off purchasing new equipment or hiring that new employee, so the I in the equation goes down.

Net exports is the difference between what we export minus what we import and since the United States is a large importer (think of Walmart and others importing massive amounts of consumer goods from China) our NX in the equation is a negative number.

To get to the point, this means that in an economic downturn like the one we just had, where consumer and investment spending are decreasing and net exports are a negative, you see a drop in income, people have less dollars to spend.

To combat this you look to the G in the equation, or government spending.  That is why there was talk of the stimulus plan and shovel ready projects etc.  There was also a push to decrease the value of the dollar relative to other currencies.  This makes United States goods more attractive to export and makes foreign goods less attractive to import.  This policy has led to a lessening in the current account deficit.

We are looking for income for all Americans to increase, and to do that we need consumers to spend and businesses to invest, which you are starting to see happen.  As we continue to get improved job reports, you will see consumers start to spend more.  As consumers start to spend more you see businesses improve their outlooks and start to hire more and invest in new plants and equipment.  This increases tax revenues and helps the government budget.  It puts less pressure on the deficit, and in turn causes there to be less of a need for these stimulus plans.  Government spending works to stimulate the economy and incomes in this way.

Economics is difficult to grasp, and its certainly not a perfect, but it isn't rocket science, and it is the best system devised to date.  It has its flaws, and we need to figure out how to improve the system to make it perfect.  Economies are complex by their very nature, and the more everyone understands the way things work, the quicker we can do away with the uncertainty that comes with the booms and the busts.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

They Can Try and Take our Freedoms

They can try and take our freedoms
But we will only take them back
They can try and hold us down
But they will never hold us back

Each time they knock us down
We raise again
Just as they think we've lost our fight
We just start to begin

The long journey ahead 
Can't begin without a win
This road we are all travelling
Begins and ends within

Do your part to be the change this world needs.  There is still plenty of time left, but our time here only grows shorter as each second passes.  

The Martin Luther King day of service is coming up this monday the 16th, I urge you to direct action and do something, anything to help each other that day.  Lets start to make the world a better place, it begins now, and it begins with you.

Friday, January 13, 2012

78% of Americans support it

And what you may ask do they support?

Repealing citizens united.  Get together and help us occupy the courts on January 20th.


Getting involved in Direct Actions

The mission of reasonable solutions is to empower everyday citizens of this country to serve their communities through direct actions.  Bringing back access to the American dream of upward mobility and a better tomorrow for all, the reasonable solutions group is helping bring back a sense of civic pride through these direct actions.  Whether its helping to clean a city block, painting a mural, or educating others on the importance of major issues like citizens united, which equates corporate dollars to free speech in elections, Reasonable Solutions is working on ways to be the change we want to see in this world.

There are many ways to get involved, and those that feel strongly enough about issues will find a support base in the Reasonable Solutions group.

The Martin Luther King day of service is coming up Monday January 16, and I urge everyone to take do at least one thing to help be the change this world needs.  Even if its picking up one piece of trash and putting it in the trash can.  If everyone's doing it, the results compound quickly.

We can change this world for the better one act at a time, and I'm looking forward to getting involved and helping.  The picture below highlights some of the events PhillyRising is planning for the MLK Day of service.

Please share this post and find out ways to get involved.  If you are interested in doing something in your community and you need any support, leave a comment and reasonable solutions will try to do whatever we can to give you assistance.

"What a man does for himself dies with him.  What he does for his community lives forever."             Author Unknown

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Going Dark to Stop SOPA

The internet is a place where people go.  They go there for many reasons, but a main reason we come here is to talk, to share, and to learn.  The internet is a bastion for free speech. and at a time when corporations are being given constitutional rights once only afforded to actual persons, these corporations are exercising their newly found freedoms in an attempt to put the kibosh on actual peoples constitutional rights to freedom of speech.

A quote from a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article on implications of Stop Online Piracy in regards to freedoms of speech online is telling.

 "Unfortunately, the bill as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new and uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites."
Read the full article here

This is why denouncing the Stop Online Piracy Act is imperative.  There is much work to be done to redress the grievances many people on both sides of the political spectrum currently have.  If we are not allowed to speak our minds, something that passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act would facilitate, then the work that needs to be done to bring back access to the upward mobility and achievement that once made this country great becomes non existent.  Many people today already wrongly believe that there is nothing they can do to change the system for the better, and if SOPA is passed, many more believe that you should wave the white flag in defeat.

I'm not ready to admit defeat.  There is still a lot of fight left in the great people of this nation, and together as a nation we will stand up to the tyranny those select few who are behind this.  United we stand just like divided we fall.  Do not let these people wrongly trick you into thinking this is in your best interest.

So you may be asking what you can do?  First thing you can do is call your elected officials in congress and let them know that you do not support the bill.  Second, while you are on the phone with these elected officials, you can ask them where they stand in regards to the Stop Online Piracy act, and if they support it, you can let them know that they will not be getting your vote in the next election.  The third thing you can do is talk to each other.  Get the information out there.  Read the bill.  Watch the debate.  Get involved and do something, anything.  It needs to occur and it needs to occur now.  Direct action is best.  Peaceful, reasonable solutions are what we all want.  Lets make that happen.

If you own a website, make it go dark on January 18th and replace it with a message telling your visitors about the dangers of SOPA and let congress and the President know that we don't support this one bit!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When the Going Gets Wierd, The Wierd Goes Pro

One of the biggest influences in my life is the great author Hunter S. Thompson.  He was a truly genuine and unique individual.  Here is an interesting line from the movie Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.

Richard Nixon represents the dark side I the American dream, Nixon stands for everything not only have contempt for but dislike and think should be stomped out. 
For years I have regarded nixons very existance as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibility of the American dream, a foul caricature of himself, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. Hunter S Thompson

Never more appropriate than today, and you could put almost any politicians name in here and it would make sense.  Lets continue Hunter S. Thompsons legacy and get the word out, and for heavens sakes people vote! Get into this election talk to people figure out whats important to you and lets vote.  We need to vote people that care about people into office, and if there isn't one, then you need to run.  This is about you!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Push to Ban Corporate Personhood

Reasonable Solutions, a working group and now registered non profit organization, has made banning corporate personhood its main objective since being founded in November.  The Reasonable Solutions was formed out of the Occupy Philly movement as a way to bring effective change in a reasonable way to Philadelphia, and the United States.

After the Occupy Philly facilitators made it clear that they did not wish to honor the scope of the permit that was issued for them to be in Dilworth Plaza, which included leaving when renovations to the plaza started,  Reasonable Solutions formed because it wished to exercise its free speech rights, and enable the jobs that would have been held up  had Occupy Philly staid in the Plaza.

Working with the mayors office, the founders of reasonable solutions secured  a new permit for across the street at Thomas Paine Plaza and continued to work with Occupy Philly and the city to ensure that this protest could continue.

Within this, the Reasonable Solutions founders decided to make Corporate Personhood their main objective.  The vision of Reasonable Solutions is to educate, inform, and empower the great people of this city to become involved in direct action to be the change they want to see in this world.  Looking to bring back pride in their city, the Reasonable Solutions group helped with cleaning up our city and also with painting a mural with the Mural Arts program.  This direct action was a small way to show that we were serious about being the change, and we are helping to empower others to be this change as well.

But onto Corporate Personhood.  This movement to ban is growing, and more than a few bills have been introduced in the senate to overturn the Citizens United Supreme court ruling of two years ago.  There is a mass march dubbed Occupy the Courts that is going to happen on the second anniversary of Citizens United January 20th and much more going on.

Below you'll find some informative links on the subject!

Citizens United Backlash Grows from Cali. to NYC Urging Congress to Overturn Corporate Personhood - via Truth-Out.org

Little Boxes: Pete Seeger

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Boycott these companies - Stop supporting SOPA

We need to boycott, contact, voice our displeasure publicly to these companies, its not right what they are trying to do to the voice of the people!

      The following companies are financially supporting the SOPA and PIPA internet bills.
  2.     1-800 Contacts, Inc.
  3.     1-800-PetMeds
  4.     2b1 Inc
  5.     3M Company
  6.     ABRO Industries, Inc.
  7.     Acushnet Company
  8.     adidas America
  9.     Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
  10.     Allen Russell Photography
  11.     Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  12.     Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA)
  13.     Altria Client Services
  14.     American Apparel and Footwear Association
  15.     American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
  16.     American Board of Internal Medicine
  17.     American Federation of Musicians
  18.     American Gramaphone LLC
  19.     American Made Alliance
  20.     American Mental Health Counselors Association
  21.     American Photographic Artists
  22.     American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
  23.     American Society of Media Photographers
  24.     American Society of Picture Professionals
  25.     American Watch Association
  26.     Anatoly Pronin Photography
  27.     Andrea Rugg Photography
  28.     Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative (ACAPI)
  29.     Applied DNA Sciences
  30.     Art Holeman Photography
  31.     Association of American Publishers (AAP)
  32.     Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  33.     Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
  34.     Association of Test Publishers
  35.     AstraZeneca plc
  36.     Australian Medical Council
  37.     Autodesk, Inc.
  38.     Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
  39.     Baker & Taylor Ent.
  40.     Bay State Psychological Associates
  41.     Beachbody, LLC
  42.     Beam Global Spirits & Wine
  43.     Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
  44.     Bose Corporation
  45.     Braasch Biotech LLC
  46.     Brian Stevenson Photography
  47.     Brigid Collins Family Support Center
  48.     Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  49.     Burberry
  50.     C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.
  51.     Callaway Golf Company
  52.     Cascade Designs Incorporated
  53.     Caterpillar Inc.
  54.     Caveon, LLC
  55.     CBS Corporation
  56.     Cengage Learning
  57.     Center for Credentialing & Education
  58.     Center Stage Photography
  59.     CFA Institute
  60.     Chanel USA
  61.     Christopher Semmes Photography
  62.     Church Music Publishers Association
  63.     CMH Images
  64.     Coach
  65.     Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP)
  66.     Columbia Sportswear Company
  67.     Comcast Corporation
  68.     Commercial Photo Design
  69.     Commercial Photographers International
  70.     Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System
  71.     Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  72.     Copyright Alliance
  73.     Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
  74.     Coty Inc.
  75.     Council of Fashion Designers of America
  76.     Country Music Association
  77.     CropLife America
  78.     Cross-Entertainment LLC
  79.     CSA Group
  80.     CVS Caremark
  81.     D’Addario & Company, Inc.
  82.     Dan Sherwood Photography
  83.     Danita Delimont Stock Photography
  84.     Dayco Products, LLC
  85.     Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
  86.     Dennyfoto
  87.     Derek DiLuzio Photography
  88.     DeVaul Photography
  89.     Direct Selling Association (DSA)
  90.     Directional Insight
  91.     Distefano Enterprises Inc.
  92.     Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry
  93.     Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  94.     Dolce & Gabbana USA, INC.
  95.     Dollar General Corporation
  96.     Don Grall Photography
  97.     Dunford Architectural Photography
  98.     Eagle Rock Entertainment
  99.     Ed McDonald Photography
  100.     Educational & Industrial Testing Service
  101.     Electronic Arts, Inc.
  102.     Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
  103.     Eli Lilly and Company
  104.     Englebert Photography
  105.     Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
  106.     ERAI, Inc.
  107.     Eric Meola Studio Inc
  108.     Evidence Photographers International Council
  109.     Ex Officio
  110.     Exxel Outdoors
  111.     FAME Publishing Co., LLC.
  112.     FAME Recording Studios
  113.     Far Bank Enterprises
  114.     Fashion Business Incorporated
  115.     Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  116.     Fender Musical Instrument Company
  117.     Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
  118.     Ford Motor Company
  119.     Fortune Brands, Inc.
  120.     Fred J. Lord Photography
  121.     GAR Associates
  122.     Gelderland Productions, L.L.C.
  123.     Gemvision Corporation
  124.     Gibson Guitar Corp.
  125.     GlaxoSmithKline
  126.     Gospel Music Association
  127.     Governors America Corp.
  128.     Graduate Management Admission Council
  129.     Graphic Artists Guild
  130.     Greeting Card Association (GCA)
  131.     Greg Nikas Photography
  132.     Guru Denim
  133.     H.S. Marketing & Design, Inc.
  134.     Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  135.     HarperCollins Publishers
  136.     Harry Fox Agency
  137.     Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
  138.     ICM Distributing Company, Inc.
  139.     IDS Publishing
  140.     IEC Electronics corp.
  141.     Images Plus
  142.     Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC)
  143.     Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)
  144.     INgrooves
  145.     Innate-gear
  146.     International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
  147.     International Trademark Association (INTA)
  148.     IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
  149.     Ira Montgomery Photography
  150.     J.S. Grove Photography
  151.     James Drug Inc.
  152.     Jaynes Gallery
  153.     JCPage Photography
  154.     Jean Poland Photography
  155.     Jeff Stevensen Photography
  156.     John Fulton Photography
  157.     John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  158.     Johnson & Johnson
  159.     Juicy Couture, Inc
  160.     Julien McRoberts Photography
  161.     K&R Photographics
  162.     kate spade
  163.     Kekepana International Services
  164.     Kenneth Garrett, photographer for National Geographic
  165.     Killing Jar Productions LLC
  166.     Lacoste USA
  167.     Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
  168.     Lexmark International, Inc.
  169.     Light Perspectives
  170.     Linda Olsen Photography
  171.     Little Dog Records
  172.     Liz Claiborne, Inc
  173.     L’Oréal USA
  174.     Lucky Brand Jeans
  175.     LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  176.     Macmillan
  177.     Major League Baseball
  178.     Marcia Andberg Associates LLC
  179.     Mark Niederman Photography
  180.     Marmot
  181.     Marona Photography
  182.     McLain Photography Inc
  183.     Merck & Co., Inc.
  184.     Messy Face Designs, Inc.
  185.     Michael Stern Photography
  186.     MicroRam Electronics, Inc.
  187.     Minter Works of Art
  188.     Mira Images
  189.     Monster Cable Products, Inc.
  190.     Moose’s Photos
  191.     Morningstar Films LLC
  192.     Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
  193.     MotionMasters
  194.     Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
  195.     MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
  196.     Mr. Theodor Feibel (sole proprietor)
  197.     Music Managers Forum-U.S.
  198.     Nashville Songwriters Association International
  199.     Natalie Neckyfarow Actor/Dancer/Singer
  200.     National Association of Broadcasters
  201.     National Association of Manufacturers
  202.     National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
  203.     National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
  204.     National Basketball Association (NBA)
  205.     National Board for Certified Counselors
  206.     National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation
  207.     National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  208.     National Football League (NFL)
  209.     National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)
  210.     National Retail Federation (NRF)
  211.     NBCUniversal
  212.     Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy
  213.     New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
  214.     New Era Cap Co Inc
  215.     New Levels Ent. Co. LLC
  216.     News Corporation
  217.     Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
  218.     NHL Enterprises, L.P.
  219.     Nicholas Petrucci, Artist, LLC
  220.     Nike, Inc.
  221.     Nintendo of America Inc.
  222.     Nissle Fine Art Photography
  223.     North Dakota Pharmacists Association
  224.     North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corporation
  225.     Oakley, Inc.
  226.     One Voice Recordings
  227.     OpSec Security, Inc.
  228.     Outdoor Industry Association
  229.     Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)
  230.     Outdoor Research, Inc
  231.     Pacific Component Xchange, Inc.
  232.     Party Killer Films LLC
  233.     Pearson Clinical Assessment
  234.     Peavey Electronics Corporation
  235.     Perry Ellis International
  236.     Personal Care Products Council
  237.     Peter C. Brandt, Architectural and Fine Art Photography
  238.     Peter Hawkins Photography, Inc.
  239.     Petzl America
  240.     Pfizer Inc.
  241.     PGA of America
  242.     Philip Morris International
  243.     Photojournalist Dave Bartruff
  244.     Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)
  245.     Pigfactory Music
  246.     PING
  247.     PNW Images
  248.     Premier League
  249.     Production Music Association (PMA)
  250.     Professional Photographers of America
  251.     Quality Float Works, Inc.
  252.     Raging Waters Music
  253.     Ralph Lauren Corporation
  254.     Ramsay Corporation
  255.     Rebel Photo
  256.     Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
  257.     Red4 Music/Doogs Rock Inc
  258.     Red Wing Shoe Company
  259.     Reebok International Ltd.
  260.     Reed Elsevier Inc.
  261.     Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
  262.     Revlon
  263.     Richard Flutie Photography
  264.     Rite Aid
  265.     Robin Davis Photography, Inc.
  266.     Rodger Scott Craig, a member of Liverpool Express, The Merseybeats, Fortune, Harlan
  267.     Cage, 101 South, and Mtunz Media
  268.     Roger Smith Photography Services
  269.     Rolex Watch USA Inc.
  270.     Romance Writers of America (RWA)
  271.     Rosetta Stone Inc.
  272.     Saddle Creek
  273.     Sage Studios LLC
  274.     Sam D’Amico Photography
  275.     Schneider Electric
  276.     Sean McGinty Photography
  277.     Secret Sea Visions (Photography)
  278.     SESAC, Inc.
  279.     SG Industries, Inc.
  280.     Shure Incorporated
  281.     SIGMA Assessment Systems
  282.     Six Degrees Records
  283.     Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
  284.     SMC Entertainment
  285.     SMT Corp.
  286.     SoBe Entertainment
  287.     Society of Sport & Event Photographers
  288.     Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  289.     Sony Electronics Inc.
  290.     Sony Music Entertainment
  291.     Sony Pictures Entertainment
  292.     Soul Appeal Records and Music
  293.     SoundExchange
  294.     Southern Gothic LLC
  295.     Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  296.     SPI (The Plastics Industry Trade Association)
  297.     Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
  298.     Sports Rights Owners Coalition
  299.     Spring Fever Productions LLC
  300.     Spyder Active Sports, Inc
  301.     Stenbakken Photography
  302.     Stephen Dantzig Photography
  303.     Stock Artist Alliance
  304.     Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC
  305.     Student Photographic Society
  306.     Studio 404
  307.     SunRise Solar Inc.
  308.     Taylor Glenn Photographs
  309.     Taylor Guitars
  310.     Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
  311.     Tednologies, Inc.
  312.     The Cambridge Don
  313.     The Collegiate Licensing Company/IMG College
  314.     The Donath Group, Inc.
  315.     The Dow Chemical Company
  316.     The Estee Lauder Companies
  317.     The McGraw-Hill Companies
  318.     The Music People! Inc.
  319.     The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  320.     The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
  321.     The Timberland Company
  322.     The Walt Disney Company
  323.     Tiffany & Co.
  324.     Time Warner Inc.
  325.     Tony Bullard Photography
  326.     Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
  327.     TRA Global
  328.     Tricoast Worldwide
  329.     Trio Productions, Inc. / Songscape Music,
  330.     Twist & Shout, Inc.
  331.     U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  332.     Ultimate Fighting Championship
  333.     Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  334.     Universal Music Group
  335.     Uniweld Products Inc.
  336.     VF Corporation
  337.     Viacom
  338.     Vibram USA, Inc
  339.     Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
  340.     Voltage Pictures, LLC
  341.     W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
  342.     Walcott Studio, LLC
  343.     Wal-Mart
  344.     Warner Music Group
  345.     Wendy Kaveney Photography
  346.     Western Psychological Services
  347.     Westmorland Images, LLC
  348.     Wild & Associates, Inc.
  349.     Wild Eye Photos LLC
  350.     William Sutton Photography
  351.     Willis Music
  352.     WindLegends Ink LLC
  353.     Winestem Company
  354.     Winslow Research Institute
  355.     Wolfe Video
  356.     Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
  357.     Woolrich, Inc.
  358.     World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
  359.     Xerox Corporation
  360.     Zippo Manufacturing Company
  361.     Zumba Fitness, LLC