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: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-02/koch-brothers-flout-law-getting-richer-with-secret-iran-sales.html
• The way women dress?
• Women having too much to drink?
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?
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.
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
More evil than imagined before. This is a long and excellent article appearing in today's Bloomberg's by Asjylyn Loder and David Evans, but well worth reading.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
I heard the author speak this morning...i think he would be a very good guest for Thom..
More Inormation at: http://works.bepress.com/bill_israel/
I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a
feature on WhiteHouse.gov, 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.