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The evolution of the corporations is what's changed our economy to its finalization bent, which has caused our loss of jobs. I have been reading a book, 23 Things They Don't Tell About Socialism, by Cheng, that in simple terms explains capitalism and the terms like "free market" so that we the people can understand and read through the political speak when an economist or a politician starts ranting about free markets and taxes on the wealthy.

The Mondragon Cooperative

July 12

A Capital Idea Part 77: The Mondragon Cooperative

Yesterday I checked out a special work cooperative I have heard of from time to time, one that may serve as a model of cooperative resource sharing, a sort of resource based economy nested within the larger financially capitalistic economy -- The Mondragon Cooperative.


Dear Thom,

OBAMA: Not my President, Not my Democratic Party

Too what extent should personal wealth be more important than the condition of our fellow man? how about the condition of our planet?

btw. i think we better double or triple NASA's funding. If you haven't heard Science is giving us to the end of the Century to set up shop on another planet.

Is America's Body of Laws becoming like the Bible?

Pick and choose what you want to follow as a matter of convenience?

NEWS FLASH: America's armed forces are not a purely economic policy arm of the ruling class, they are for defense and protection.

It Is Most Important That President Obama Sees This

(Keith Olbermann Special Comment July 11, 2011)

Dangerous 22 State Heat Wave Crippling Agriculture but will the Rich Win on Debt Talks?

priorities and values

Kingdom of Transportation to Fall

Tractor-trailers colliding with trains, endless strange happenings, explosions, on land, in air and sea. It all happens before your very eyes- like Extreme Danger TV. This promises to be the SUM of every movie you have ever seen, every book you've read, and every song you've sung. It's old J. Jones and the Bush Rangers of Botany Bay come to hunt down the Highway Robbers of yore.

Countdown with K.O. Special Comment for 7/11/11

in case you dont have Current TV, watch this youtube link to Keith's special comment last night , its brilliant.

Richard White on the July 11 show

I don't want to quarrel or quibble with Richard White ("Railroaded") or his comments during the July 11 show...being a Stanford alum myself . However let me point out that the classic book on the subject, perhaps with more emphasis on the history and the consequences of building the railroad, is "Nothing Like it in the World" by Stephen Ambrose.

Obama’s Debt Ceiling “Peas” and “Band-Aids” Analogy

"Wee-Wee'd Up" was cute but you're not fooling anybody here. You can't possibly be that niave.

Kaiser Foundation explains Obamacare in less than 10 Minutes!

A simple animated video from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Pass it around!

Que je pense....

Republicans in congress are endangering this country and economy- ENDANGERING! Endangering all our lives. We progressives I guess need to help the Dems come up with short Bush-like sentences and phrases that catch the blunt truth in simple terms and repeat them ad nauseam. The Republican Mantra: Cutting programs and assistance to everyone but the wealthy. Republicans don't play fair; they don't want to pay their share! I like the verb "to endanger"


Testing to see how Thom's blog handles images, here's an image from my website,, entitled: LABOR!

60 MINs: 10’s of Thousands of Vet suffering from Homelessness and Untreated Trauma – Tax Hike on Super Rich NOT likely.

Maybe we should switch from our so called democracy to a society modeled after author Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"?

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Can we make California the last oil spill?

A state of emergency has been declared in California after crews realized that the Rufugio Beach oil spill was five times worse than original estimates. This week, the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured and dumped crude oil over a four-mile stretch of pristine California coastline.