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war in Afganistan

I am somewhat amazed by those of us who can look at an economy decimated by deregulaion of financial industries, massive unemployment and not understand that DEFENSE has been the employer in this country since WWII. We can't get out of Afganistan, DOD owns the game. Even Wall Street won't take on the miltary defense complex!

Real Patriots

Recently a group of very rich people, calling themselves “Patriotic Millionaires”, have published a letter to President Obama asking to have their taxes increased.

airport security

Thom,

DANGEROUS!

thom . . .

. . . i know you are very busy and important and i respect that of you!

bs jfk talk

The maffia killed jfk give me a braeak. why do you not have dave emerory on to dissuss this.

Body Scanner

Today on "Morning Joe" Pat Buchanan stated that the full body scanners would indeed pick up items either swallowed or put inside of a body cavity, and cited that this would have detected the incident with the Saudi security officer having explosives inside his body.

I thought I remember Thomm talking about this some time ago that indeed these full body scanners would not pick up items inside of a body cavity.

Can anyone else confirm this.

Moon

Our Problems are Rooted in Masculinity

November 21

A Capital Idea Part 42: Our Problems are Rooted in Masculinity

More Unequal Protection-Revised

More inequitable treatment from the United States Postal Service. Huge "retention incentive" for executive VP. Loss of job protections and benefits, wage freezes, and reduced time standards to determine pay for job functions for workers.

Contrast this, 11/152010:

Time to Think Outside the Box

Running for President:
Nancy Pelosi
Vice President Elect:
Dennis Kucinich
Majority Speaker:
Alan Grayson

Not change – but guaranteed change!

And in the meantime, AFTER the lame-duck session: PROSECUTE - PROSECUTE - PROSECUTE … and every so often filibuster.

When fascism began in earnest in U.S.

I was an employee of an State agency, who's basic only restraint was that we would determine if any member of public were an danger to themselves or the public.

Austerity Measures and GOP Death Panels

We all believe in austerity when it comes to spending, yes? Of course we do but please... the people on the margins those on the edge...really? The social net is broken and the poor continue to slip through. Budget cuts in Arizona's legislature resulted in a man leaving a hospital Tuesday after the state Medicaid agency refused to pay for a life-saving liver transplant. His name is Francisco Felix who suffers from Hepatitis C and who was denied a liver transplant. The legislature reversed its approval for about 98 low income patients. It was signed into law by the governor.

Civil Informationing...[another attempt to post this...]

Civil Informationing…modernizing activism

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Tax 'em

In 2007, the top 1 percent of U.S. income earners made 23.5 percent of all income — more than the bottom 50 percent combined. The share of income going to the top 1 percent has nearly tripled since the mid-1970s. Eighty percent of all new income earned from 1980 to 2005 has gone to the top 1 percent.

Taxing those folks isn't socialism, given article 1 section 8, it's the essence of American Democracy.

Free Turkeys for a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving

Free Turkeys For a Happy Healthy Thanksgiving

http://www.drbillyhealth.com/11062008/free-turkeys-for-a-happy-healthy-thanksgiving/

Up in Montana,Gov. Schweitzer Takes Aim at the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Up in Montana, Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer is working on a plan that would let every Montanan get discounted medicine through Medicaid.It's the latest idea from Schweitzer to either import cheaper name-brand prescriptions or to otherwise bypass what he sees as exorbitant prices charged by "drug cartels." Previous plans have been shot down by the federal government as either illegal or impracticable.

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Our planet's lungs are dying...

Trees are like our planet’s lungs. Every second of every day, they’re absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, and converting it into energy.

In fact, according to a study by researchers at NASA, each year, tropical rainforests absorb a staggering 1.4 billion metric tons of CO2 from Earth’s atmosphere.