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iPhone camera shutdown patent

The implications are chilling. But, since it's an optical system, perhaps it is a problem that can be solved with a roll of black electrical tape...

The Cost of Medicare Will Double by 2040

If you look at the findings in this week’s chart from the CBO, it won’t come as a big surprise to anyone. The chart, which uses data from the 2011 Trustees Report and the Congressional Budget Office, shows the growth of Medicare costs over time.

The 30 Mile High Stack of Money

While listening to Thom's show yesterday, 6/20/2011, it seemed clear to me what our situation is here in America, for all of us average Americans. First, please know that I love my country and everything it stands for. My family were immigrants and my father was a small businessman, (although he never like the term "small business" because he thought he was a big deal!). The country that we live in today has vastly changed in the past 40 years - we have experienced a major game change and it's important to plan accordingly.

Shiela Bair, the peoples banker, quits FDIC

Oblah, blah nominates Congressional insider Martin J. Gruenberg, currently vice chairman, to take her place

With Immelt in and Bair gone, is Wall Street's takeover complete?

Is it all a hopeless pit of vipers now?

How much campaign cash is Obama netting on the deal?

Pakistan’s Fruitless Dialogue with India

On June 23 and 24 this year, the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet in Islamabad to discuss various issues such as peace, security, Kashmir and friendship.

ATTN: RANDI RHODES - Please Drop two arguments in defense of Obama

1) Improvements in GDP Growth under Obama from Bush: Who cares, under Obama the principal benefits of GDP growth continue to flow to just a few families.

Mass Extinction

Can someone tell me how many people planet earth can support? The answer is probably no.The reason I ask this question is a recent report by IPSO, that is predicting a mass extinction in our oceans if we don't change the way we are treating this planet. So my question about how many people we can support and have we reached that point already and beyond. Someone calm my fears.

Living Wages

Thom talked about a Living Wage today - would be great if we heard more about that.

Check out slide #6 at the quantifiable health benefits of a living wage:

Religion, Power and Propaganda

If you want to take your brain out of your skull and hand it over to a southern-accented bigot who is conversant in biblical gibberish, have the heck at it with by blessings. Coerce your family into falling for this crap too as it keeps your little unit together, for awhile. Read the bible til your eyes fall out. Talk to fellow cult members in your respective "churches", or social clubs, as I like to call them. Disregard any news that might call your beliefs into question because that is Satan trying to deter you from following god and other beings from the bible, ma

1976 Republican Game Plan

On today's show, Thom mentioned a 1976 WSJ editorial that outlined the Republican economic plan.

During Republican regimes, spend like a drunken sailor, then when Dems take over, talk about nothing but the deficit.

Does anybody have a link or copy of that article? I want to spread it around.

Massive Planting of Trees will hardly dent Global Warming

grim, but necessary knowledge,

And don't get me wrong WE NEED WHATEVER "DENT" WE CAN MUSTER!

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The TPP Will Sink the Middle Class

Six years into his presidency, President Obama is now taking heat from a surprising place: congressional Democrats, who are lining up against his plan to force the Trans-Pacific-Partnership, or TPP, through congress without any debate whatsoever.