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Energy Independence?!: BP, Chesapeake Energy, Castle Oil, Occidental Oil, and myriad of others Laying Off Workers in response Oil War with Saudi Arabia.

You can't have energy independence because the price of Oil and Gas are determined, ostensibly (at least it's supposed to be if we aren't in an election year), by global supply and demand (aka Wall St).

“Comfortable pair of shoes”: Hillary Clinton joins Michael Brown and Eric Garner protests for yet another night of calls for change.

Off course it's a joke. In fact, it is so out of the realm of possibility that it is profoundly, very profoundly sad!

Where is this country headed?

Pardon Bush, not Cheney

I believe that pardoning Bush, but not Cheney would send a clear message to that Devil incarnate that we know he is the true war criminal. Bush was justt his stooge to a large extent.

The USA One of The Worst Torturers In World History

I disagree with Tom's opinion that the USA doesn't torture historically. I think we would both agree that until the end of the Civil War the USA was the most barbaric place in the develop world where slaves were routinely worked to death, branded, whipped, castrated and tortured in other ways to horrific to dwell on. The USA was the worst.

“What to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?

“I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty

John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou is in Federal Prison in Loretto PA for telling the American public about the torture going on at the CIA. Thom is talking about pardoning the criminals who condoned this torture. How about getting John Kiriakou's name out there as a person who stood against this practice and is paying the price.

I Am Not A Crook

Tax the Usurper Class of Unforgivably Wealthy Down Into the Middle Class

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/time-to-take-back-unforgivab-1?source=c...

Please sign this petition! Getting rid of Citizens United is a fallible half-step prone to easy circumvention by crooked billionaires; Instead, we need to eliminate the private fortunes of the extremely wealthy if our democracy is to survive!

Frigg'n Democrats: “Trans-Pacific Trade Talks Resume [in Washington] With Almost No Media Coverage”

(i used Frigg'n cause I'm trying to cut down on my use of the word "fucking" as in "FUCKING DEMOCRATS!")...yea, i know, it's not going well, time for a new word goal)

http://ourfuture.org/20141208/trans-pacific-trade-talks-resume-with-almost-no-media-coverage?utm_source=progressive_breakfast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbreak

WHORES: Obama and Kerry’s State Department to give Chevron award for “Corporate Excellence.”

This from CREDO:

Chevron – the massive oil and natural gas company with a deadly and toxic legacy around the globe – could be honored by the U.S. State Department next week for its "corporate excellence."1

The State Department will be announcing the winner of its corporate excellence award on Tuesday, so we need to act fast to make sure Chevron doesn't receive this grossly undeserved honor from the U.S. government.

Death$$$ of our Planet: Global ocean conveyor belt collapsing.

wasn't there a movie about this?

http://www.gizmag.com/early-warning-signals-global-ocean-conveyor-belt-collapse/35125/

Michelle Obama for president / Blow their heads off.

She should run & win the presidency, if for no other reason then to simply to let us enjoy seeing their heads explode.

Mishelle Obama 2016. Let us continue the Obama legacy...

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Movies

Just saw "Wild" with Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. Good movie! The theater was packed..mostly with women. Reese Witherspoon portrayed Cheryl Strayed (stray-ed) and Laura Dern portrayed her mother. Cheryl had a brief part sitting in a truck in the beginning of the movie but I didn't realize it at the time. I read about it later. And Cheryl's 9 year old daughter played the parts of Cheryl as a child.

The People need to drastically cut the wages and compensation of Senators, Congresspersons, White House Officials and the Supreme Court.

They should be paid more in keeping with the value of the services they perform for taxpayers. And besides, many of them are wealthy and their doing the job in the first place in the spirit of public services? Right?! (don’t forget they get to trade – legally – on information wall st would consider “insider information). Front line workers – those involved in actually delivering the government good or service – should have their wages raised.

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A Warren Run Would Change Everything

Over the past few weeks, Elizabeth Warren has emerged as a leader of progressives on Capitol Hill. She led the charge against the part of the CRomnibus that gutted our financial regulations, and she is still fighting the White House over its nomination of bankster Antonio Weiss as Undersecretary of Domestic Finance in the Treasury Department.