May 2012

the stupid among us

Pots and pans as shield and helmets.

Hi people of earth!

I live in Montréal and I was wondering if you guys un the USA get info about the massive protest against anti-democratic laws passed in Québec.

It started with a tuition hike of 75% over 5 years for the students. The student went on strike and wanted to negociate. The government acted totally immature and refused to negociate. This went on for weeks. On march 22nd a giant march was organised.

The Job Creators

It is positively Orwellian to refer to the wealthy ownership class as the job creators. Job destroyers, pension destroyers, job exporters, and vulture capitalist are closer to the truth. Obviously there are jobs created through the administration of various business concerns, but the wholesale exportation of the manufacturing base of the American economy is still going on. And this process is carried on by the people now regularly referred to as job creators. One even hears this phrase used by many one might not think susceptible to this sort of propaganda.

The reason why to keep the Postal Service.

Yes, I agree cutting the delivery to 5 or even 4 days a week is a good idea. This would be good for scheduling, cost reduction and environmentally better too(less trucks running all over the place). The biggest problem that people have with the postal service is the 45 cent stamp. But, consumers can save money using the postal service. My example: the other day I had a packet of papers to mail; UPS wanted to charge, for the same delivery time, over $10.00. I went to the United States Post Service and they wanted just $2.50 for same package of papers.

Meetup groups-Northern Virginia

Does anyone know of meetup or political action groups in Northern Virginia? Among other things, I'm seeing a local, independent business being crushed by one of the "megacorps", and I've decided that it's time to do something about it.


Obama’s State Rights: WI Republicans pass law authored by Sen. Glenn Grothman taking away VETERANS’ rights to sue in State Court for Employment Discrimination.

Why did the Democratically controlled Federal Government allow this?

Obama's "States' Rights" is intended to benefit corporations just like Walker's "divide and conquer." In fact, States' Rights might even be considered a form of divide and conquer.

COMFORTABLY COMPLICIT...AND... "Comfortably Numb..."

After reading Rachel Maddow's "war is now OK" book, "Drift"...and after reading John Nichol's "Uprising" which talks about the past and SOME "Great Gray Nappers" beginning to awaken now...and after working the streets between one and five times per week for over five years on behalf of PEACE...and after recently attending two days of Seatte's Folk Life Festival at the beautiful Seattle Center this past weekend...[bringing along my " reform" banners and signs to perform some timely CI...Civil Informationing]...I

Cruelty and leadership

Traveling with the family dog on the top of your car instead of inside the vehicle is cruel. Mitt Romney seems to have enjoyed firing people. He exploited companies to make himself wealthy. I wonder why he wants to be President. I wonder how many Republicans want him to be their party's leader. I wonder why anyone would vote for him.

get down to it

Monday, Monday...

Some interesting Monday morning news from Nation of Change:

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Don’t Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa

Yifat Susskind, News Report:

Latest Headlines

Obama to veto legislation on refugee screening

President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill introduced in the wake of the Paris attacks to toughen the screening process for Syrian refugees

New York officials: No credible ISIS threat against city

There is no credible threat to New York City at this time, officials said

China denies torturing political prisoners

A Chinese delegation denied mistreatement of prisoners held in police stations and deaths in custody

Community Archive

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.