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Inspection- The Corporate Mugging of Craft Beer

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power"
Benito Mussolini

 This edition of Inspection also appears as an edition of Brew Biz, another column by Ken Carman. This is by request of the author since he is also a beer/homebrew writer.

Presidential Debate

Since everything is being made up as we go anyway, why not have a debate where Democrats select the interviewers for the Republicans? I'd suggest Amy Goodman be on that panel. And Republicans select interviewers for the Democrats. I would suggest Glenn Beck. What you think?

What the HELL is WRONG with SOCIETY

One freezing morning last winter, as Torontonians hurried past him at one of the country’s busiest intersections, a homeless man dressed in only a T-shirt, jeans and a hospital bracelet was found dead in a bus shelter at Yonge and Dundas Sts.

Passing by that same shelter this month, street nurse and advocate for the homeless, Cathy Crowe, was shocked to see it decked with ads for winter coats and boots, with the words “Share the warmth.”

AGAIN, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz SLAMS Obama for TPP as Democrats throughout the nation “Walk Out” on Obama’s TPP, meanwhile warnings flood in about how “TPP would rewrite swath of U.S. Laws”

WHAT IN THE FUCK IS GOING ON?!?! Does the whole fucking nation have to disrupt itself just to keep some JACKASS in the OVAL OFFICE from throwing 99% of Americans under the bus ALL FOR A FUCKING CHECK$$$?!?!?


Combating Disabling Diseases with Food & Herbs

Groundbreaking science on how to best feed ourselves and our families. Heart disease, diabetes, alzheimer's disease.... The most common diseases can be treated and avoided by eating foods that clear up arteries and have anti inflammatory properties. Also check out rhodiola rosea, resveratrol from Japanese knotweed, ginger and tumeric for better health and vitality.

TVA Going Nuclear

Help I need help. I heard tonight at our local Sierra Club/Climate Nashville meeting that the TVA is scrapping solar. That is beyond words to comment but I am also going to a TVA Board meeting in which I will get three minutes to speak. I need documented scientific ammunition to at least preach how mis guided, dangerous, and backward nuclear is and why we should not scrap solar. I have plenty of ideas on the negatives of solar such as Fukishima, spent fuel rods. I have solar panels so I know some of the positives there but I just want as

Oligarchy: 1% acknowledge those veterans who died securing their profits by doing absolutely nothing.

or should I use Washington's$$$ vernacular of "strategic interests$$$" instead of profits.

Warren Buffett of GSachs aka “Mr. Bomb Train” does happy-dance as Obama rejects Northern half of Keystone XL pipeline.

In reality, it is very likely that given the Enbridge Pipeline and a few others Obama’s pledge not to build the northern section of the keystone XL disaster during his term as president doesn’t amount to shit to the climate.

Remembering Americas WW2 Black Veterans

Today MSN being very fashionable ,highlighted a 110 year old WW2 Black veteran, but failed to mention the racism he and fellow Blacks faced , racism while fighting and dying for their country. Blacks fighting and dying to defend their America and the world against the brutality and insanity of Hitler's fascism.

Issues NOT covered by Professor Hartmann

I'll cover just a single issue each post on this blog. The first and most important is the differences between Democratic POTUS Candidates on the minimum wage. While Republicans want to eliminate entirely ANY minimum wage, the Democratic Candidates have differing amounts thereof. Senator Sanders wants it to be $15 an hour while SOS Clinton prefers $12.

Governor Election in Kentucky: The Red Grass State

Elections will always be suspect unless votes are made on paper ballots and counted by hand or at least counted using open-sourced software on machines without a wireless or external network connection. Below is a jpeg I created in 2012 about the 'red-shift" associated with electronic voting machines.

Gun insurance rates

Rate would be different and based on the following:

Last time you registered to hunt.

How many bullets the gun can hold and max clip capacity.

The density of the location you call your home.

Law infractions.

Mental health...they might not like that...

Entitlement Reform

Raising the minimum wage would reduce the need for Low wage workers to receive welfare. Thus reducing the tax burden and the debt and deficit in the US Treasury.

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.