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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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOaiirUazE

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

This link from irregulartimes.com 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 !

http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2011/07/29/alec-exposed-ame...

"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 http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/17/290713/alec-lobbyist-disclo...

TELL CORPORATIONS TO DUMP ALEC!

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)

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/632/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY...

The home page for PR WATCH is

http://www.prwatch.org/

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.

Sallye

A balance 2

Every Republicans Talking Points

THIS IS CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

By: Gerald L.K. Smith

(From THE CROSS & THE FLAG magazine, February, 1959)

The Christian Nationalist Crusade is a nationwide political movement dedicated to the mobilization of citizens who respect American tradition and whose idealism is founded on Christian principle.

General Douglas MaeArthur in one of his great public pronouncements said: "The two greatest symbols in this civilization are the Cross and the Flag."

GHost of Walt Disney to Manifest at EPCOT

Mr. Magwire has announced that a GHostly tour of the present state of Walt Disney Enterprises will begin with Mr. Disney's materialization near the French Pavilion at EPCOT. In the French garden there, he will leave a sign in the dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon), not to be confused with Liriope, which some people for no botanical reason call "monkey grass."

FDR Said it plainly in 1942...

I remembered hearing in one of FDR's speeches he said that no American Citizen should have a net income in excess of $25,000 per year. ($353,540 in 2011 dollars) Well, he said it "clear as day" in a Fireside Chat in April of 1942. Below I excerpted the paragraph where he makes the statement. below is the link to listen to and/or read the whole speech.&

Negative Interest on money

Thom, I wish to bring to your attention a book by Charles Eisenstein. The title is "Sacred Economics" One of the books themes is to use negative interest to dislodge money from the holding pattern it is now in and to flow into the economy. This is real stimulus. As is cited in the book, this strategy was used after WWI in a town in Bavaria. It worked, until the German govt. shut it down.

A Startling Reality

There is an overabundance of gloomy news in the world these days and because of this, we have all gotten a bit desensitized. You open news links and you get lingering deadly effects of two US wars that go on and on with no end in sight or even WTF the true objective of these wars were to begin with. Then another headline will read “Drought and Famine in Somalia Have Killed More Than 29000 Children Under the Age of 5” with pictures of emaciated little bodies that hardly resemble human forms.

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Pulitzer Prize Reporter Exposes Trump’s Lack of Wealth, Mob Ties, Failure to Support Charity, and Much More

Author: K.J. McElrath is a former history and social studies teacher who has long maintained a keen interest in legal and social issues (From: www.ringoffireradio.com)

Taxpayers Fund Yet Another Unneeded Building in Afghanistan

The latest disclosure raises the total for surplus buildings uncovered by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to nearly $42 million

Hillary Clinton email trove shows concern with Netanyahu's psyche

As US secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton spent plenty of time in daunting foreign territory

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Time To Start Treating Guns Like Abortions

It's time we start regulating guns like we regulate abortions.

Because it just makes sense that we regulate these individual rights in the same way.

Because the Supreme Court, in the Heller case, concluded that there is an individual right to own firearms found in the Second Amendment - just like they ruled in Roe v. Wade that there is an individual right to have an abortion found in the Fourth Amendment.