If we claim to be a true democracy, every adult person who wakes up in the morning in a America and breath the air here, should have a say in how he or she is governed. We should use only paper ballots and protect against any voter fraud with a purple thumb print. We should do away with all types of voter disenfranchisement because of citizenship, failure to register, or failure to posses certain ID papers. We should even do away with voter disenfranchisement due to past criminal behavior.
01 December, 2011
WikiLeaks has released the first portion of sensitive data revealing a new global surveillance and interception industry spanning 25 countries.
Site founder Julian Assange has held a press conference revealing the secrets of the industry.
The whistle-blowing site has published some 287 documents from it's huge database, collected from 180 international intelligence contractors.
First of all, let me preface my remarks by saying that I have been a renewable energy activist for over 30 years, and even worked building and installing solar collectors back in the 80s. I got really angry at first when Stewart Brand announced he had gone pro-nuclear. Traitor, I thought! But I have since changed my thinking, because I have taken the time to educate myself about nuclear vs. all the other available options--the ones that are actually available because they have been implemented in the here and now. Yes, I've gone pro-nuke.
A New York City public-school teacher earning $100,000 can retire at 55 with a pension of $60,000. A private-sector worker would need $1.2 million to buy an annuity with the same yield and starting at the same (relatively young) age, according to the online pension calculator developed by the Manhattan Institute’s Empire Center.
Stop the Merry-Go-Round; We (The 99%) Want to Get Off
More of the same.
For all those who said that the Solyndra revelation would just be the first of many, pat yourself on the back.