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Baucus sneaks Single-Payer into Obamacare for Libby, Montana

2,000 plus pages espousing the virtues of how a massive subsidy to the Health Insurance industry is a good thing only to find out that Max Baucus snuk in a clause to give a town in his State single payer.

Thom Hartmann 1310 A.M. Regular Listener

I've been listening to the Thom Hartmann show daily since it began. Prior to that I listened to the Al Franken Show. I write one of the two most read Op Ed blogs in the sponsored largely by Al Franken. The handle I use in the is Dr.Joeb for my topic "Liberalism Versus Conservatism".

Republican Economic MeltDown over the Buget: Bring it on,...please!

If barry could get his act together, the Countries Economy could benefit from the traumatic dislocation of wealth concentrations that may accompany a budget deal failure.

WHITECO + Minot = a Sign

While checking the estate notes for entries on Minot, the presently flooded city, I found amazing connections to the history of WHITECO- just about where I had left off previously in aforesaid chapter. I had been discussing the clandestine consolidation of southern land, fuel, utility, crop, industrial and transportation holding and the relevant financial institutions when I noticed their MINOT,ND crossover, in NIC, of course.


...or something like that, but think of it as an opportunity to clean house and get the country back on track with all new politicians and judges

Inspection- Things are Not Always What They Seem

I think it was 1966. Dell Setzer and I were passing the old theater in Nyack, NY on our Schwinns. Not sure which one of us noticed, but there were bricks missing on the side of the theater, and maybe even ghosts behind the wall...

How Many Degrees of Seperation is there between Obama and the Koch Brothers?

Being as rich as they are the Koch Brothers have got to be deeply entrenched with Wall Streeters

Obama is also deeply entrenched in Wall Street to the point of Geithner, Bernanke and Jeff Immelt

Yea, the Koch's hold stuff privately but some information on entity organization are filed at the Secretary of the State's office and you might want to take a look at the filings of publicily traded Wall Street firms.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Obama has met one, the other or both of the Koch's and may be even taken money from them.

hope and change

Had enough words just speeches ?

hope and change

Divide and Conquer

Through his state rights, and a general reluctance to get involved in state issues like voting laws, etc. has Obama created a “divide and conquer” opportunity for Capitalist interests to take over the entire Country one State at a time?

Hi Thom... this is mostly your fault

We're new at this stuff...was in touch with nigel with an e-mail...trying to get to you with a request for 7 minutes of your time...We tried to follow your lead and get involved in local politics ("tag you're it")...we really tried, but after endless hours of listening to anyone that wanted to talk about anything for as long as they wanted, (complete with powerpoint presentation on a bus stop sign that was in the wrong place), we tried other chapters, we came to the realization that the dems are somewhat ineffective because they are too nice.

Monsanto crimes

Last night I was watching FSTV and saw their summer documentary about Monsanto. Now, Monsanto's activities vis a vie Ogent Orange has been well known to me for a long time. And I have been long opposed to their GM program. What disturbed me is that e-mails published to scientific journals were traced back to Monsanto employees or their public relations firms. These posts are evidence of Monsanto's policy to INTENTIONALLY contaminate the wild environment with Monsanto's GM seed.

Why We Can Not and Will Not Leave Iraq and Afghanistan

All this talk coming from the "intelligent" left about why we need to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is so disappointing, because it demonstrates what seems a complete lack of understanding of the underlying reasons we are there. Our involvement there has less to do with fighting terrorism or setting up a Democratic Afghanistan than it does with understanding global energy strategies against nations competing for Super Power status.

Let's Restore the Electoral College

Let's be real here. How many of you have ever been able to sit down with a Presidential candidate and discuss issues with them? Only the smallest fraction of voters even get to press flesh with a candidate for our Presidency. We are expected to make our choices based on hearsay. Does anyone else see this as a problem?

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Can we make California the last oil spill?

A state of emergency has been declared in California after crews realized that the Rufugio Beach oil spill was five times worse than original estimates. This week, the Plains All American Pipeline ruptured and dumped crude oil over a four-mile stretch of pristine California coastline.