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Oil & Gas Industry doing society a great service by stimulating economy with violent weather?

A University of Maryland professor has stated that a violent weather related event would stimulate the economy by increasing demand for construction workers to help rebuild. This thinking meshes well with earlier comments by an editor of the Harvard Business Review that Climate Change and Global Warming represents a profit opportunity.

The Unwitting Fortune Tellers

Toward the end of my stay in Taiwan, I wanted to go out the front door of Tung-Hong with my camera, just to take pictures to record what it is like there. My wife said that might make the place too identifiable, although it looked about like most other places in Kaohsiung, so I did not. I realized at that point that perhaps it would be better for me to record mental pictures of Taiwan, although it's really hard to summarize. I could imagine going out the door and walking a short distance to the convenience store nearby, or the restaurant, or the fish market.

fair taxation is driving me insane...

The whole ponit of a progressive tax, inheritance tax and capital gains tax is to PREVENT THE MASSING OF WEALTH.

There is no fairness, it is pure necessity if a free market system is to work.......all arguments against it are pure bullshit.

Republicans Band from Labor Day Parade in Wausau, Wisconsin

The event is organized and paid for in large part by unions. It's their party and republicans aren't supposed to show up. It is assumed that the ban has been extended to Jeffrey Immelt of GE the White House's job czar.

A Musical Entry

I wrote this song about a year ago, but today I made an accompanying video in honor of the release of Dick Cheney's memoir. Enjoy!

"ALEC Exposed: American Corporations Writing Bills for Legislatures Right Now" - from Irregular Times ... How You Can Fight Back!

This link from was produced before the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was held in New Orleans during the first week of August 2011. Most of the content of the reply is still valid, and will help you fight back !

"Corporate Lobbyist Concedes He Does Not Always Register As A Lobbyist For ALEC Bills He Helps Write" - from ThinkProgress

Lobbyists are writing laws for your state that benefit corporations, but using The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to "skirt state disclosure laws requiring corporate lobbyists to register." Full story from ThinkProgress and video from interview with the lobbyist are at


The Center for Media and Democracy's PR WATCH has set up a web page that allows you to send letters to the corporate leadership members of ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council)

The home page for PR WATCH is

A great protest sign: Government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

From Madison WI last Thursday.

About 1,000 protestors were at the Capitol protesting the first paycheck where state workers are paying more for health care and 6% more towards retirement (8-13% less money)

money money money

having just gone through the hurricane here in tidewater,va.i may have missed your comment if you made one about , bloomberg tv having to go to the supreme court to force the US govt. to explain what did they do with all the billions of dollars after the congress aproved 850 billion was spent. i'm not refering to the 850 ,i'm refering to the UNAPPROVED BILLIONS. check it out. jim carnes

Tell Michelle Bachmann

Tell Michelle Bachmann that the earthquake and hurricane are God telling us that this is what we need governments for. We need government to provide shelter from the storm for people that were forced to evacuate their homes. We need government to repair the roads and bridges that were damaged by the storm. The God that I believe in would not be so spiteful as to destroy homes and lives just to tell us that our government spends too much money.


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"Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People."

Thom Hartmann Here with an excerpt from my book “Unequal Protection: How corporations became “people” - and how you can fight back.”