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Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law. Why always on a Friday Night?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ended a major benefit in the 2010 health care law on Friday, announcing that a program to offer Americans insurance for long-term care was simply unworkable.

Although the program had been dogged from the start by doubts about its feasibility, its elimination marks the first time the administration has backed away from a key piece of what remains of President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.

Obama sends military advisers to central Africa

Any countries left that we haven't invaded this month?


Mossad in Mexico and??? Well, everywhere else it seems, but particularly in Mexico nowadays. Gordon Thomas, an acknowledged expert on international espionage, believes the Mossad presense in Mexico has dramatically increased in recent years. This may explain the supposed plot to kill a Saudi diplomat in the U.S.

Will Obama be one of the last Presidents of the US? And is that the Republican's plan anyway?

Would it be better for Corporations to have the United States break-up into individual Nation States compromised of one or more States? A related question might be: Why do we have extra-ordinary rendition anyway if we're not going to use it on horses asses like cantor, mconhole, bonner, the kochs, grover norquist, rove. lobbyists, blue dog democratics, banksters, etc., etc., etc., etc.,

alan grayson destroys Conservative P J O' Rourke

Thought you guys and thom would like to see this.

False Coice on Energy Policy

I had posted a similar blog a while back but have done some updating

Spread The Word; to Dallas

This morningThom Hartmann's program revealled that there may be a new Presidential lineup for the MMXII election; the suggestion was that the Republicans run one of the Koch brothers for President and Herman Cain for VIce President - under the name of the KochCain party.

Also in MMXII (the Navy year), TNT will launch a new iteration of Dallas, with Larry Hageman reprising his role of J. R. Ewing. This time he will be the elder statesman to the next generation of oil pirates. No word on whether Southfork will be back, but if not, the new home should be just as evil.

The wall street Fix

If wall st. is so mission critical to the American economy then it should run 24/7/365. I surmise that currently the pre-opening buzz followed by the rush of a few hours trading, then evening cool down is simple psycology being used against counter-parties. A full time operation would shift power substantially away from current players due to complexity and volume. Granted they would catch up in time, but who knows what shiftts in power would occur by then? A level playing field would allow many others to achieve larger goals possibly creating opponents to current principles..

Brookfield Properties

This website lists the Board of Directors for Brookfield Properties. Interesting bio for Diana L Taylor.

From Madison to Wall Street: The Movement Is Afoot

There has been so much written in the blogosphere since the Occupy Wall Street Movement started that one’s head could almost literally begin to spin. I believe most of us are so excited that we can hardly sit still as we finally watch action take place to turn this country back from what can simply be described as insanity and greed.


I write this as a member of PATCO [Professional Air Traffic Contollers Organization], having many years after the 1981 labor action to reflect, and having done only moderate reading about the history of labor. Unionism-labor can make a significant rebound IF it wants to address its biggest failure over the years.

Occupy Wall Street - Week Four - The Intellectuals Weigh In

People are finally realizing just how much the ESTABLISHMENT has screwed them over. Since I started blogging it’s been my thought that we-the-people should start to WAKE UP and REALIZE the power we have being in the majority. Of course there were many just like me who never got out of the THOUGHT stage as to what we could possibly do to change our lot. But now we are seeing action and so is the 1%, giving them a teeny tiny bit of concern.

Please listen to our original song for the Occupy Wall St movement

We hope you'll like our original song for the occupy wall st movement. Lyrics by Mike Foley, all music composing, arranging, recording, and performing by Wes Davey. We hope you like it


You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

The "protest" continues. Today's beauty

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Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.