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Social Security Info

Before I speak on my point about social security, I lived for a total of five years in Japan and my wife is Japanese. The way you pronounce Fukushima, saying that American pronouce wrong, is the correct pronunciation. I am not good at doing phonetic but I would suggest Fu is like the pronunciation of FUBU as in the clothing line. Ku is like pronouncing the sound pigeon makes. Shi is like she and ma like a baby learning to say ma ma. Hope this helps.

Gaint Step Backward - Obama ends designation of Wild Lands protection

“In a memo to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today confirmed that, pursuant to the 2011 Continuing Resolution, the BLM will not designate any lands as "Wild Lands." - US Department of the Interior Press Release, June 1, 2011.”

Arizona’s Burning National Forest

Where do I start,…

Weiner’s weiner

Here is a news flash for ya, people do on line what they used to only do in bars.

Should Weiner resign? I love him (in a manly way) but...

Should Weiner resign? Yes or No in 5 to 10 words to justify. My submission: "Yes he should. Trivial but a huge distraciton."

My hubby and me

Weiner's Woes Under the Rules of Empire

Friends, know thyself, know thy culture, know the tools your rulers use to control us.

Do Empires usually punish sexual behavior like that of Congressman Anthony Weiner? I say they do if they want to. And they have devised the tools to do just that.

Democracy at work

Red hot news: Egypt opens border crossing with Gaza.

Red phone rings. “Hello. President speaking.”

Hold the line, Mr. President, Mr. Netanyahu is on the phone.

Bringing back the Monarchy

Rick Santorum wants to go back to an America that did not show equal justice for all Americans, a America that did not give equal employment opportunities for all Americans, a America that wish to restrict equal opportunities to education for all Americans, a America that allow sexual harassment of women in the work place to be common and covered up, a America that some states was Jim Crow was openly practiced and the other states open observed, a A

The Cost to Human Life

Until the value of human currency exceeds that of man-made currency, we will continue to have arguments about what is and is not acceptable. I find it amusing that especially so-called Christians put more value on something man created (money) than on that which God created. If God really was the ruler of their lives, there would be no need for conversation about healthcare, homelessness, hunger, etc. And this is one of the reasons I call them the Pro-Liars.

Inhuman Nature

How easily we find justification both for our inaction and for our actions.

“That’s our nature, why fight it?”

Sean Duffy bites dummy’s poison apple

Yep, he’s pretty but he’s not too bright. Duffy vehemently endorsed (in public) Paul Ryan’s plan for reforming health care to a more medieval wall street like system and the crowd in the recent town hall meeting in northern Wisconsin – much to nobodies’ surprise – grew angry and raucous.

Mormons Can't be U.S. Presidents

It is inconceivable to consider a man to run the United States whose first allegiance is to the Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. We are not all Mormons, but we would be subjected to the opinions of their Prophet. Mormon Doctrine itself makes separation of church, Prophet, family, and state impossible.

Afghanistan: Cross-border Terrorism Proved

In the last few years, US-led NATO powers have continuously been insisting upon Pakistan to ‘do more’ against the militancy in the tribal regions in order to stop cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan.

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Should public radio program in the public interest?

NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest.

Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority “even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”