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Suffering a l.o.s.

living in a rural part of Oregon , i've noticed the religious radio stations jack up there

power , and step all over my 620am signal . ( Babies with dirty diapers seem to scream louder.)

Quid Pro Quo Economics

Lower the corporate tax rates to 5% provided 75% or more of a company's employees live and work in the U.S. We could even have a sliding scale if you prefer.

Fascism (Oh My! I Used The F-Word!)

And then there were 5...

Too bad for Tommy Coburn...

President Obama's Deficit panel loses a member today as Coburn says, they have hit a stale mate. In the words of Ace Ventura, REEEEEEEEAAAAAALLLLLYYYY????? Now for some truthin you won't see on Fox News:

It is a Mad Mad World!

Republician Dictatorship

Newt is being chastised for critisizing the Ryan budget on Medicare. This is designed to warn all Republican candidates that they don't dare stray from the official party policy, whatever that may be. Why would anyone vote for one of these guys, they all just do as they are told. Who is giving the orders, no one knows, which makes them even more frightening. This party has structured itself so no one dares to step out of line. How is this good in a democracy. Yet we keep voting for them, someone tell me why?

The Quality of Mercy

"When mercy seasons justice."

-Wm Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"

It is not mercy to allow the war crimes of the previous administration to go unpunished. The torturers are now giving public quotes on their pride in instituting torture by the USA. War criminals have always been prosecuted where justice prevails. When did it become not so for America?

The Late American Republic

Some time ago someone (I believe it was Natural Lefty) asked for my definition of “democracy.” The word has been so abused, so misused that yet another definition – mine - wouldn’t help matters. In lieu of that definition I will recommend some reading for those who truly want to know more about the history of the United States. You can find many other fine books to add to your reading if you “google” the names of the authors below. I suggest that you first read Pauline Maier’s “American Scripture.” Here’s the short list:

Beginning of Civilization and Are all religions the same?

Just heard Tom talk about the start of Civilizations as being peaceful places. The work done at shows that all the civilizations were linked 12,000 years ago and that Asians, Muslims, Christians and the people of South America all worshipped the same Gods.

For example Japanese was used to translate the Judaic bible see here

Solar panels all over AMERICA !

we can start right now

The song: "Love me, I'm a liberal"

Just had to correct the record - that bumper music wasn't Tom Lehrer - that's the late Phil Och's - great songwriter - great American!

Start Local, Think Global

May 17

A Capital Idea Part 70: Start Local, Think Global

Frankly, this is not my normal inclination. I think it's not most peoples' in fact. However, there is much to be said for the idea of engaging in local economies and local politics in order to do what cannot be done on a grander scale.

On (Not) Hating America

Kentucky V. King, when Big Brother is really Big Sisters

Because they were us.
Because I was one of them.
Like that photograph of Elena
Walking down the street
New York in ‘77
Right arm up in a fist
Dressed just like us
No doubt going through the halls of her school
“Qu'est-ce que c'est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away”
Born those days of the Bay of Pigs, The Cuban Missile Crisis
The aftermath of the Kennedy assassination
Those photos
Johnson sworn in on the plane, Jackie by his side.

Attention all bible thumpers out there!!

I talk about the so called 'accounting' we'll have to give to God to get through the pearly gates..

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Why the Web of Life is Dying...

Could you survive with just half of your organs? Think about it. What if you had just half your brain, one kidney, half of your heart, one lung, half a liver and only half of your skin? It would be pretty hard to survive right? Sure, you could survive losing just one kidney or half of your liver, but at some point, losing pieces from all of your organs would be too much and you would die.