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IMF Ratcheting up the Fear!? Look out, the 1% Banksters are trying to justify a forthcoming wealth consolidation.

Wall Street wants another country? Billionaires want another bailout? Gov’t approval of an unpopular business deal? I can’t wait to see!

a few facts

"Michelle Obama’s taxpayer-funded spending is an embarrassment for the White House."

Swarosvki crystal toilets and $2 million dollar bras have a friend in Michelle Obama courtesy of the American Taxpayers.

...good will towards men

The "capitalist orthodoxy" (rugged individualism) cannot, I think, be permitted to dominate the discussion in the public forum; but a coherent, if "unconventional" (protestant?), creed as yet escapes the "new nationalists" upon whom the President called. The pervasive pauperization and privation that deceit and greed have wrought pesters our consciences and provokes our ire, but that is not enough to trigger relief (perhaps the triggers in economic policy and demographics will be), I say.

Government Personhood

The words "The Government" are no more human than "Corporation," yet we accuse government of every sort of bad behavior, misery, waste, hypocrisy, and act of poor judgment generally associated with humans. "The Government" itself is too "General" a term, if you know what I mean, since there are various forms of government.

You can gain a junkie’s allegiance by giving them dope, but it is an irresponsible and selfish thing to do.

The same dynamic holds true for a President who enables an electorate’s addiction to cheap gas. All the President ends up doing is harming the electorate for his own personal gains. And give the circumstances with Global Warming it is wildly irresponsible for Obama to take measures to cater to the Oil, Gas, and Nuclear energy industry.

What if Obama Lost in '08?

Given the behavior of congressional republicans this past week, well really since the dawn of the Obama Era, I shudder to think of what a truly miserable country we'd be had Obama not been elected: McConnell and Boehner would have piratized Medicare and Social Security, we'd be at war with Iran and who knows who else while still in Iraq, we'd be <

Trading robots, transaction tax

Trading robots account for 70% of all shares traded on Wall Street. The transactions take nanoseconds. The average “investment” lasts for two seconds.

The really sad thing is that these computers and associated algorithms are remarkable in their ability. If the resources that went into developing them were instead diverted to tasks that add value to society we would all stand to benefit greatly.

Could Upton Sinclair Be Delared A Terrorist? How Ugglesome.

1934 was an interesting year in California Gubenatorial politics, not because a first time Republican candidate won. This was a fate common in the Golden State during the first half of the 20th Century.

Rather it was the man who lost, Upton Sinclair, who ran in part on the basis of his ground-breaking book, The Jungle. He came within six weeks of winning, but GOP tactics similar to those we're experiencing now swung the state for his opponent.

repeal FICA

2008 pt 2

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that stems from the protective lining of many of the body’s internal organs. It starts out in this lining. This lining is called the mesothelium, which is where the cancer’s name is derived. The cancer may spread – or metastasize – to other areas of the body. Mesothelioma is generally caused by exposure to the carcinogen called asbestos.

Orwellian Corporate Media, Republican Damage Control on Payroll Tax Cut Bill

Yesterday, the good ole Los Angeles progressive radio station aired a masterpiece of Orwellian, corporate, damage control, double-speak, propaganda via their hourly corporate mainstream newscasts.

“Vultures’ Picnic”: Obama and Hillary’s State Dept interfere to save BP, Exxon-Mobil, ConocoPhillips and others from indictment on Bribery in U.S. v. Giffen.

To save BP, Exxon-Mobil, ConocoPhillips from indictment in the Grand Daddy of all Bribery cases U.S. v. Giffen (regarding oil interest in the Caspian Sea) Award Winning Investigative Reporter and National Hero Greg Palast reports in his new book “Vultures’ Picnic” that:

Inspection- The War Against You Finding Meaning in Christmas

I have noticed among many of us who do celebrate Christmas...

We celebrate his birth.

We observe his death.

We celebrate his resurrection.

Everything between? Not so much.

Jesus didn't demand we celebrate his death, or his birth. He did ask we listen to his words and, hopefully, learn from them. He didn't pick the purest people to be his disciples, and they often missed the meaning in his words, let him down. He never demanded we "keep the Christ in Christmas." But I suspect he would rather we all get something out of the celebration of his birth, even if that's not when he was born. Even if it means we spread the joy by saying "Season's Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas," or call the tree a holiday tree: a symbol that literally has nothing to do with Christmas... adopted from other cultures, another faith. ...like garland which started as the intestines of the enemy, but was turned into something that helps celebrate he who has been called , "The Prince of Peace."

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