This blog is a work-in-progress, pre-rough draft sort of thing which I decided to start because recently I have come across a spate of info. which reminds me of the need to try to organize and keep track of information relevant to forming a correct interpretation of events and arguing for it at the water cooler.
It seems to me that the “war or Terror” operates at two levels, namely the civic (DOD) and the censored (clandestine). The phasedown of conventional ground force adventures has been offset by an escalation of covert (arguably illegal) operations.
CIA = Nicaraguan cocaine and gun connection = inner-city war on drugs = prison-industrial complex
CIA = arms Afghan Taliban and invents Iranian opposition (source of false WMD intelligence) = war
I just watched this movie last night on netflix and expected to see Edward Snowden, but this was all cooked up and documented before Ed made headlines. It tells a grim collection of tales and offers a strong warning on what yu can expect for "doing the right thing". This is mindblowing stuff. Snowden definately did the right thing by moving to Russia. I would much sooner shake hands with Putin than Obama. Too much criminal activity, all in the name of patriotism.
Look at the “American Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey”
Quite often, I've heard Thom say on the air that when the top marginal tax rate drops below 50%, economies become unstable. Executives stop investing in their businesses and instead, pull their profits out as big paychecks and bonuses. They also gamble more with their new found gains since they are not as precious as they were when taxes were higher.
Does anyone have any citiations to research in this area. I'd love to find some academic papers to back up this idea which sounds so logical.
It seems thay the nation loses it's mind a little more with each passing day - bit by bit. Now I see this article today in the Washington Post about raw milk advocates. It seems science deniers and goverment haters are turning back the clock on our battle against bacterial disease. Read this and weep:
News headlines Obama on Thursday signed the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. It directs $126 million in federal money to be spent over the next decade to research pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/03/obama-signs-cancer-research-b... No positive leftie comments for this guy David H. Koch Charitable Foundation and Personal Philanthropy has donated many times that amount to the same cause. http://www.kochfamilyfoundations.org/FoundationsDHK.asp
Someone has developed a process that makes photovoltaic solar cells ONE HUNDRED MILLION times more efficient with a reduction in production costs by a factor of one hundred. WTF. Why isn't this game changing news all over the headlines? Granted, it's pretty technical. Advanced Materials has published a report by Umea University of Sweden that details how they created nano engineered ordered single walled carbon nanotube structures bound in a polymer matrix, and the comparison factors refer to conventional methods of carbon nanotube solar cell production. B