"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Should burning a Koran be regarded as hate speech or illegal because of the violence it incited? I wish President Obama would have stood up and said, “This is what we do in the United States.” We tolerate potentially offensive actions as long as they are within the law and relatively harmless.
While I share Thom's views, it does no one any good when both participants of a discussion talk over each other. Each point made by a speaker should be addressed individually, while not interrupting the other while speaking. This is, of course, much easier said than done. Both discussion participants need to be held to this constraint, otherwise the discussion degrades into a shouting match with each participant trying to get their viewpoint over the air in the alloted timeframe.
The willful and premeditated crime against Humanity and the Rights of Mother Earth that results in the destruction of the capacity of Earth to be a Mother to the Future Generations.
Thom - I admire and appreciate you so much.
When I saw this on an acquaintancce's coffee table, I just had to "liberate" it:
As I've been saying, there is a big smoking wad of pyramided 100 yr. railroad mortgage and pipeline debentures coming due throughout 2011 which is covered by federal securities in the Harriman Trust vault which include those of Kryder, Sebring, and others in the underground pool. The bottom line is Harriman, G.H. Walker & Co., and the Carlyle Group are in big DuDu if the U.S. government cannot pay its interest by July. Indeed, it is time their bottoms are uncovered once and for all.
I think most Americans who drive almost unknowingly look at their car’s fuel gauge knowing how inconvenient it is to ‘run out of gas’ on the way to where they’re going.
Yet, today, most Americans don’t know the nation’s ‘fuel gauge’.
When I fill up my gas tank, I try to get a sense of what Americans know about our nation’s oil reserves and usage.
When I tell them things like:
- The US uses about 20 million barrels a day or
- The US has about 2% of the world’s proven reserves of oil or
- The US ‘peaked’ its own domestic production on or about 1970
Why are the Democrats allowing the Republicans to define and frame the debate over the budjet and the debt? Any budjet as two elements; income and expenditures. The Republicans have framed the debate to focus on spending cuts and in doing so have instilled in everyones mind that the only way to achieve a balanced budjet is to cut spending. They are going after the poor, women, and students, both in elementary education and our universities, further driving down the middle and lower class' ability to be a part of the American dream.