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Bloomberg investigative piece on Koch brothers

If anyone hasn't seen this, it's a very thorough and VERY long piece by Bloomberg Markets Magazine on the Koch brothers, and the various illegal activities of their companies worldwide. Worth the time:

Things that Cause Rape...

Things that Cause Rape:

• Flirting?

• The way women dress?

• Women having too much to drink?

• Rapists?

And the answer is...RAPISTS!!!

Another question is this: Should women and girls be required to take self-defense classes (or does that put the onus on them, again?), and should men and boys be required to take consciousness-raising classes regarding rape and attitudes toward women?

Teachers and the NFL

Imagine the National Football League in an alternate reality. Each player's salary is based on how long he's been in the league. It's about tenure, not talent. The same scale is used for every player, no matter whether he's an All-Pro quarterback or the last man on the roster. For every year a player's been in this NFL, he gets a bump in pay.


Socialism vs. Libertarianism

Last week I re-read Ludwig von Mises treatise on Socialism, simply titled "Socialism". This 600 page work is worth anyone's time regardless of their Political persuasion. Yesterday I re-read Marx & Engels "Manifesto". My head nearly exploded! Reading the two, back to back, causes you to logically sort out SO many paradoxes. They can't both be right, but they both ARE right depending on perspective. Mise

contrasts ...

If money is speech, then speak for the most vulnerable or least of us - or just shut up (!)

Americans are beginning to 'take it to the streets' (occupying Wall Street). Where have y'all been (on your cell phones)?

Practice and Purpose...

What can I do to help?

I recently was envited to help and support SEIU. I'm already disappointed w/ the candidates's endorcement based on what they claim that they'll do. I'd rather volunteer and help those who work to improve the environment and people's lives.

Any suggestions?

Political Ties

Political Ties by leighmf on the state of political fashions

In a land where fashionistas rule
with a giant media mogul tool,
this year I almost lost me eyes
on men in brainwashed political ties.

Increasingly drab, I truly feel,
is the new textile, LeGray moire steel,
from little dots to solid pink,
shows these men no longer think.

These ties, no doubt, some kind of caper,
look like gift bag tissue paper.
What say you, de la Renta, now?
They're just having a golden cow?


Capital Punishment: Life is Sacred

Those who oppose capital punishment often do so on the grounds that they believe human life to be sacred.

Right-wingers Akin to Ku Klux Klan, Nazis

The right-wingers hate everyone and want everyone dead except for their benefactors and protectors, the top richest 1%. The uber rich want to destroy everyone, and so that becomes the automatic agenda of the Tea Party reactionaries. The super rich think that they can get almost all of what they need from other countries such as China. For the remainder, they plan on enslaving their Tea Bagging lackies, their toadies, into growing their food and getting them their trinkets. All medical care will be provided by Dr.

Administration’s complaint of Congress holding up Jobs Progress is manufactured.

The way I see it there are two issues with Jobs right now: 1) Oblahblah’s Jobs Bill before Congress, and 2) Oblahblah’s ability to fund job creation. Obama has no excuse for not executing the second.

A Nation Seized: How Karl Rove and the Political Right Stole Reality, Beginning with the News

I heard the author speak this morning...i think he would be a very good guest for Thom..

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Petition The White House to Fire Geithner

I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a
feature on, and ask for your support. Will you add your
name to mine? If this petition gets 5,000 signatures by October 31, 2011,
the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama
Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets
enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

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Community Archive

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.