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Respectively, Thom, I have to Disagree With One of Your Comments on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Thom, regarding your comments on the California Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags: Respectively, I have to disagree with you when you say: "Bans like this will make that final push to making people skip the plastic and go a long way toward protecting the environment."

Having worked for years as both a professional consultant and since retirement, a volunteer trying to improve our environment, specifically our air and waterways, I have the following observations and opinions.

What is a "Best Friend?"

Love is Progressive Part 27: What is a "Best Friend?"

"The definition of a best friend is a person who you value above other friends in your life, someone you have fun with, someone you trust and someone in whom you confide" (http://www.yourdictionary.com/best-friend)

"Best Friend

"25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change"

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-devastating-effects-climate-change-141400829.html

What do you think of the person who wrote this?

And so, without forgetting the conditional and relative value of all definitions in general, which can never embrace all the concatenations of a phenomenon in its complete development, we must give a definition of imperialism that will include the following five of its basic features:

Ebola and Nuclear War

The threat of a massive Ebola outbreak is rather like that of nuclear war. It will not end the species like Global Warming might but a pandemic like 1914 could happen with low probability (like Nuclear War) and has to be taken seriously. This is in my view our number one "national security" problem as we speak. Here is my post to my friends

24 DAYS UNTIL WE CAN CHANGE THIS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE ON NOVEMBER 4th!

Did you know on September 18, 2014 there was a vote in the Senate to end the right wing side of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision? A decision that claims money is speech, not property and that unlimited money can be used in politics and influence our politicians. A decision that means if money is speech then if you have no money you have no speech and if you have more money you have more speech. This vote would have started campaign-finance reform and a w

Obamanation: "EPA opens the chemical flood gates: 'Agent Orange' herbicide to be approved "

And they made fun of me when I called Obama the "environmental anti-christ!"

Sadly, it probably isn't half as bad as Goldman Sachs' "Corexit" that Obama used to try to hide the Deep Water Horizon disaster.

http://www.examiner.com/article/epa-opens-the-chemical-flood-gates-agent-orange-herbicide-to-be-approved

a future mass-movement

It seems that, for various reasons, there is no real basis to expect any sort of "vanguard" to emerge out of the current milieux of intellectuals, "thought leaders", movement leaders, campaigners, parties, etc.

The Judge's Oath: Do Equal Right to the Poor and to the Rich

A new study called, The U.S. No Longer is an Actual Democracy, by political scientists Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern, is getting a lot of attention, because it concludes that the US is a corrupt oligarchy. The authors’ research proves that the government, whether Republican or Democratic, more often follow the preferences of the wealthy and corporations.

Fracking: Indisputable evidence surfaces proving that EPA has been grossly underestimating leaks of methane (natural gas) by 80%.

Gina McCarthy is a liar appointed by a liar. Both her and Sally Jewell are climate criminals.

http://news.yahoo.com/satellites-see-hot-spot-methane-us-southwest-201603529.html

And the Antidote is ___

In effect, the Medicare of retired State of Illinois workers will be largely privatized in 2015. It is already happening in a clever and sneaky way. It has been set up as the retiree's "choice," as much as it is the cow's choice to choose ramp number 1 or ramp number 2.

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MayoRahm is a tool of the Romney/Rauner "business" model

Don't ask him don't tell him, he prefers the soft molly coddle

Who is paid off

Who is laid off

All depends on who has the most expensive waddle.

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Walmart cheats

In addition to the scam of charges for banking fees please note that Walmart will not take returns that have tags on them after a year. They state "it is not in our system" but we will give you $1.00. I kept alll the items from my moms closet (after her death) and took them to a chairity. She spent her last years in the early mornings buying in Walmart in the riding chair for something to do. She was weak so obviously did not take the tags off and just hung the items in her closet. How sad they get to steal from her even after death.

25 DAYS UNTIL WE CAN CHANGE THIS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE ON NOVEMBER 4th!

Did you know on September 18, 2014 there was a vote in the Senate to end the right wing side of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision? A decision that claims money is speech, not property and that unlimited money can be used in politics and influence our politicians. A decision that means if money is speech then if you have no money you have no speech and if you have more money you have more speech. This vote would have started

Inspection- I am NOT Afraid, I AM Afraid

I am no more afraid of Muslims than I am of Christians or Atheists.
  I am NOT afraid.
  I AM afraid of extreme fundamentalists: Muslim, Christian or other. When you're so damn sure you're right so you're willing to commit murder via planes or...
  ...public: via on camera, beheadings or...
  ...bomb gay clubs or clinics, a day care in a public building or...
  ...shoot medical personnel or...

BAN CANADIAN OIL FROM US REFINERIES: “Keystone Be Darned: Canada Finds a Surprise Pipeline Route Bypassing Obama”

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/keystone-darned-canada-finds-oil-020000251.html

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.