"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
When did the Congress become accused of frivolous intent? No one is bankrupt from lack of broccoli, and our representatives intended to remedy grievous damage done to millions of citizens because of medical costs/coverage (unique market/industry much?). Why would licensing (familiar example) present a fearsome threat to personal sovereignty when we operate as medical "vehicles"; or do all tolls, fees, charges and levies violate personal immunity from any "governmental" intercession (libertarianism prevail?)?
I started hearing about the Broccoli analogy last week. Something bothered me about it.
First, Broccoli is not food, it is a type of food, and since the whole argument is about classification, this distinction matters.
The Affordable Care Act does not make you buy one specific brand of Health Insurance - you just need Health Insurance.
The judges would then probably ask "well, what about making you buy Insurance- we don't make you buy food!"
But the government DOES make you buy food!
One morning he was gone. Why? I want him back. I've learned so much from him and I want to continue.
This has been on my mind for a long time now. I have made a lot of changes in my life over the las 10-15 years now. I look at the benefits of a simpler way of life and I seem to be gravitating towards that lifestyle more and more.
What practical advice do you folks have that can help me out along the way towards eliminating the bad stuff from my diet? I'm having a hard time making the critical changes.
I feel like crap after I eat most of my meals. I would like that feeling to go away.
I love Thom Hartmann's conversations with great minds segments. I think Billy Corgan's interview with Alex Jones would fit right in with that hight standard criteria.
It's an hour long. So my recommendation is to have a "barley pop" and take it all in.
"Wisdom of the Crowds" is actually what led my to this site. The wisdom of the crowd is such a powerful tool. Hell! Even my fantasy football website has a "Wisdom of the Crowd's" application on it!
Dear Thom, It appears that you and Ed Schultz have been taken off the air here in the Spokane, WA.
"You take the BLUE pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the RED pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - Morpheus from The Matrix
My question is, "Why would ANYONE want to take the BLUE pill?" Does anyone disagree with the concept of "Live and Learn"?
This is the "string theory" of conspiracies.
The overriding theme of todays conspiracy theories have to do with the advancement of technology.
It goes a little something like this...
"Real" technology is FAR MORE ADVANCED than what "we" think it is. It's actually 30 to 50 years in advance. That explains how "right on cue" technology is incrementally rolled out year after year. The common man's experience is that I'm going to hold off on buying a computer, because a year from now... it'll be obsolete.