There exists today a slavish devotion to conventional wisdom. We see it in our elected officials, main steam media, TV pundits, and unfortunately, our academic elites. Fortunately, the Internet provides a mostly uncensored medium through which an infinite stream of opinions, facts, and hypotheses can be presented, debated, supported or, discarded.
We have another word to submit to the Oxford English Dictionary - Kochcain. While its original derivation may have been jockular, it describes an uneasy link disclosed today between the Koch Brothers and Herman Cain, a link that legitimizes the rantings of another seemingly prejudiced American.
So he backed away from the notion of building an electrified 20 foot fence topped with razor wire along our entire southern border to keep poor Mexicans away from this country. Better they die in Mexico than live in Estados Unitas.
A Capital Idea Part 88: Enforcing the Social Contract
Last time, I wrote about the social contract, a mostly unwritten understanding of the rights and obligations of both individuals and the institutions which they create. Lacking official status, the social contract is relatively easy to break, and in fact, even deny that it exists. Thus, it has been sadly abused by those who have the power to manipulate financial, political, religious and military institutions in recent years.
In the U.S. government’s global warming project du jour, American taxpayers will finance a new research program to determine which populations will be more “susceptible” and “vulnerable” to diseases exacerbated by climate change.
One can only imagine what the brilliant scientists at the famously liberal academic institutions responsible for the research will come up with. In fact, the studies have yet to be done and already the Obama Administration is predicting the results; people from low socioeconomic backgrounds and those living in urban areas may be at elevated risk.
Is there a relationship between the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movements? Absolutely. This is what globalization looks like: grassroots globalization. A movement by the people for the people guided by the most human of ideas: fairness.
New York Times, March 18, 2009
"OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO STOP RAIDS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSERS"
Washington---"Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday outlined a shift in the enforcement of federal drug laws saying the administration would effectively end the Bush Administration's frequent raids on distributors of medical marijuana".
Fast-forward two and a half years, and it seems the Obama administration has been breaking a few campaign promises.
What a dream I had last night...To counter all the signed pledges to not raise taxes made by many of our elected representatives at the risk of incurring the rath of Grover Norquist, we all signed pledges to vote for President Obama in 2012 despite, or as a result of, the incalcitrance of the Congress to support his efforts to relieve the suffering of the 92% of us. He did then not feel obliged to raise $ 1,000,000,000 by sucking up to the Masters of the Universe; he did what he felt in his heart was best for ALL Americans. It required a great leap of faith on his par
So Thom Hartmann? You agree with the lower court to NOT PAY back Indian Tribes for STOLEN LAND and BROKEN TREATIES? Because "every other Tribe would want..." What would every other Indian Tribe want Thom Hartmann? Have you ever had land JUST TAKEN from you? I am a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. Talk to ME about STOLEN LAND Thom Hartmann!!
Hey - Check out our original song for occupy wall st, lyrics by Mike Foley, all music by Wes Davey. If you like it, please share it
We had a great turnout for Roseburg Oregon. Over 200 people gathered on the courthouse lawn. Individuals and families from all aspects of our community and surrounding communities in Douglas county. Following a brief rally there most of the group marched the 2 miles from the courthouse to the BLM property which is off of I-5 @ exit 125. Here we chanted, showed signs and rallied. We have a group occuping 24/7 with others coming in daily. We will be having follow-up marches in Myrtle Creek on Tuesday then to Canyonville. On Saturday Oct. 22 we will rally again at 11 a.m.
Are we high, or drunk?
According to an audio report, Herman Cain told his stump speech audience that he would construct a 20 foot fence along the southern border with barbed wire at its top and electrification running through it. He words brought cheers and the analysis is the rich are telling the middle class to hate the poor.
If you believe in reincarnation, there is another line of reasoning that applies here. The Crusades are back.
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