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Reagan

Whatever you think of Reagan, the Republicans always point to him as the one who fixed our economy. But what they don't tell you is that he had a Democratic controlled Congress who was willing to work with him. At the present we have a Republican House and minority Republican Party in the Senate, who is unwilling to work with this President, on anything.

How Money Created a Whole World of Deceit

June 3

A Capital Idea Part 73: How Money Created a Whole World of Deceit

Today I plan to discuss something dreadful about the psychology of money -- namely, how it makes possible a plethora of deceitful practices, and magnifies those which might exist even without money. In short, money, the stuff that people strive to get because it can be used to buy stuff, opens a pandora's box of dreadfully destructive deceitful practices -- practices which I believe could be prevented. These are not necessary evils; they are just evils.

Wall Street's Romney: Does Washington need another W.O.R.M.?

Obama’s Environmental Philosophy

Fields are cleared, marshes drained, cities, roads and bridges built, while plants and animals are domesticated and bred, habitats transformed, forests cut over, lands irrigated, rivers dammed, landscapes grazed (voraciously, by sheep, goats and cattle), climates altered. Whole mountains are cut in half as minerals are extracted, quarries scar landscapes, waste flows into streams, rivers and oce

God Calling

Just curious. If more than one person claims that God is calling them to run for the same office, such as POTUS, does that mean the omniscient (all knowing) God can't make up His mind on who He chooses to support? After all, He's asked more than one to run. Is He weighing His options? Does He want to hear a 2, 3 or 4 person debate on the issues to convince Him who is the best candidate? Yet, if He's omniscient, wouldn't He already know who He supports by calling on just ONE, and only ONE, to run? I'm confused.

Sarah Palin's intentions

Hi Thom,

I think I have a clue to Sarah Palin's bizarre behavior and her political intentions.

She will not enter the Republican primaries. She doesn't want to expose herself in public campaigning. Her aim is to be drafted by a third, , maverick political party composed primarily of Tea Party adherents and donors.

Mr.

Black retired federal employee

Govt Deregulation means Concentrating Wealth

Generally deregulation ignites the geography of capitalism with the vast majority of the wealth benefits going to the capitalist class. Increases in land values and rents resulting from deregulation accrue to the title holders and their financier’s much like deregulation of certain business practices increase the profitability of commercial enterprises for the benefit of business owners.

Inspection- A "Siege: Mentality

In 98, about 3 years from 9/11, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Benning and Tony Shalhoub starred in a movie called The Siege. I saw it at the movies when it came out and enjoyed, then went on with life. A few nights ago REEL channel played the movie and I was struck by, and stuck on, how predictive and prophetic the movie was.

TEPCO & sodium-silicate, known as liquid glass

Radioactive water accumulating in Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant may start overflowing from service trenches in five days

Tepco has pumped millions of liters of cooling water into the three reactors that melted down. By May 18, almost 100,000 tons of radioactive water had leaked into the basements of reactor and turbine buildings

The Unvarnished, Hard Truth

No one should go to bed tonight without first reading this Bill Moyer's interview with Andrew Bacevich:

http://www.truthout.org/bill-moyers-interviews-andrew-bacevich/1306971684

I'll try to give you a paragraph or two as a teaser but for some reason I'm having trouble pasting anything here.

Quit Fracking Me, You Faeries

The Harrimans' Golden Reward, as told by leighmf

It is not nice to frack Mother Nature. Eh, what? Hydraulic fracturing in Britain has caused two earthquakes? Just who the Frackers are should come as no surprise. I'll tell it first, then unveil the history.

The Frackers are the Harriman Walker CIA Carlyle Marriott Norfolk Southern Group of Trouble-Makers. In other words, their account 000's are wind and over the long haul, we pay their IOU's.

Healthcare No-Brainer

A Facebook friend shared a video clip from one of those cable news shout fests the other day. I watched it only because the subject was healthcare, which I have researched and written about quite a bit. The experience reminded me why I have long since stopped watching anything news related on television. The medium has nothing to do with truly informing the viewer or presenting real solutions.

Palin...just sayin'

PLEASE CHECK INTO THE MOVIE "BLOOD IN THE FACE" ON NETFLIX. GO TO MINUTE 109. LOOK AT WOMAN WITH GLASSES STARING INTO CAMERA, CHEERING. THIS IS AMERICA, I KNOW. WHO DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO YOU? WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUPPORT WHOEVER WE WANT BUT IF WE SUPPORT A WELL-KNOWN WHITE SUPREMACIST, DOESN'T THAT MEAN SOMETHING?

A STRANGE KIND OF FREEDOM

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Posted by MICHAELOANGELO-RAPHAELO.BLOGSPOT.COM

A STRANGE KIND OF FREEDOM

Courtiers and minions support the beast.

Currently Chatting

When is the next ice age?

Remember the blockbuster hit The Day After Tomorrow? Well, thanks to climate change, that doomsday scenario could become reality, albeit a bit more slowly than in the movie.