Euthanasia has a tendency to slide from the voluntary to the compulsory, as people increasingly make judgments on behalf of others as to what is a human life worth living. The opinion is widespread that the persistent vegetative state — the condition in which a person with some kind of brain injury remains alive but unresponsive to stimuli — is one such life not worth living.
Hundreds of Occupy L.A. protestors remain in jail despite rumours otherwise as of Thursday, December 1. For futher details:
I've just ordered his book, "Debunking Economics," after listening to Thom interview him. This is part of what he says on Free Trade on his website, at: http://www.debtdeflation.com/blogs/2011/09/30/1000000-economists-can-be-...
It’s been a mixed day in the world of the American auto industry. While Ford Motor posted huge sales for November — propelled by a strong demand for SUVs — General Motors has been forced to make the unusual offer of buying back cars from consumers.
Just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Jason Kay and i work as a writer for a company called Emap.
I've been waiting for someone in the One Percent to speak honestly of the way they would solve the present civil unrest. This is the comment by Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC hit series Top Gear. This is the link; http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/dec/01/jeremy-clarkson-one-show-strike?intcmp=239
and this is the text of the interview;
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