The entitlement that needs to be addressed is not medicare or social security , it is the tax breaks that have allowed our country to appear as if it needs to make drastic cuts. The message given out by the elite is to punish the people at the bottom. They are the cause? Not if you look at the top profits in the country and the global market. Then you see what the true problem is. The top people are doing better than ever.
Is America becoming George Orwell’s 1984 in 2012 or 2016?
I feel very lucky to have gotten on Mr. Hartmann's show today (3/30/2011-PST_09:50 AM). His topic on how ADD and ADHD have been treated as problems to medicate (in the school system/juvenile justice system/penal system) and not as nutritional/education opportunities for healing, struck a chord with me. You see, I work in the intersection of medicine and research, and right now many people that can be healed with a traumatic brain injury/sports concussion are being treated just like kids with ADD or ADHD: Medicate the symptoms, don't treat the problem.
RE: Puff piece on 60 mins. Historic facts tell that corporate welfare cripples economies. And why can't we say, you want American contracts, you pay American taxes?
Being a child I was often sent to sit next to the teacher, disciplined, whatever. My IQ was kind of high, in the 190 range. I WAS BORED!!!!!!!! In high school, I had to teach the Algebra class because the football coach couldn't. But because I was disruptive I was placed on phenobarbitol in high doses to settle me down. Not fair. I wanted to learn and like Thom, was going college level work by 7th or 8th grade. Even worse, I was in school one year early so while I could have skipped grades I was too young.
Republicans want to shut down our government? The government IS the people.
Let them do it, maybe people will wake the fuck up and vote for human beings next time,
David Barton, one of the many aberrations from the right-wing stockpile of Batshit Crazy People, now has a USA presidential contender, HuckaBB, ballyhooing for him, (We need to listen to Barton's concocted American history, AT GUNPOINT, so we can learn historical facts).
THE FAUX FACTS, according to the dishonest, pernicious bullies in the Republican Party.
"We're in the midst of a massive extinction event in Australia and the north has really been the last stronghold for many species of birds and mammals and reptiles," said Tara Martin, a co-author of the report by the government-funded Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.
Lester Brown is showing Plan -B tonight on PBS ( I have no connection to PBS or Lester Brown) I think that it is an important movie!
I posted a little while ago and asked if Thom has every had Lester on his show before. I hope that someone from the show looks into this, as I believe Thom and Lester would be a good team of hope and positive change.
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Now that the Gov. Scott Walker has defied a court order and published the bill from the WRONG department. What will he do next? My guess is first he will cut salaries across the board for public workers and teachers. Then do the " Enron" senario and quietly, but quickly, sell off the public utilities. There are some dasturdly underlines here: Bottom line, Pay off the Koch bros and feather his own nest. I sure hope some watchdog groups are keeping a REALLY close eye on this skunk. Maybe he will go to jail for 'comtempt of court'. Good luck to The Badgers and vote on April 5th.
"They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it would be grand!"
The Libyan Dictator, whose name is spelled so many ways that I can't decide, really does not look like the type to "step down" as our leaders are expecting. However, once again we have a "mandate" and furthermore, it is an International Mandate which amounts to an International Harvester order.
"To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and - more profoundly - our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are."
So said Barack Obama last night in his speech to the nation regarding the attack on Libya.