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Obama's Nuclear Energy behavior fails the smell test

If Obama is to have us believe that “new and exciting technology” has made nuclear energy “more efficient, less costly, and safer” then why doesn’t the Administration take the specifications of all these wondrous improvements and make them the new industry standard by basing new regulation on them? In fact, I’m surprised that members of the nuclear industry like GE haven’t lobbied the federal government to do just that as

Welfare State

Decades ago when the wealthy and corporations paid for over 30% of the commons via taxes, there was a valid and principled case to be made that taxes were too high on the wealthy and the corporations.

Now that their paid share of the commons is well under 10% and we are experiencing severe shortages of revenue, is there still a valid and principled case to be made that the wealthy and corporations are taxed too much?

We are a welfare state, but the welfare queens are the wealthy and the corporations and it's breaking the bank of the commons.

Welcoming the Disillusioned

In television news reports from the heartland covering anti-Walker demonstrations, amidst the huge crowds of protesters that stretch as far as the eye can see the corporate media are always able to focus on the few angry and increasingly lonely Tea Party members present.

Welcoming the Disillusioned

In television news reports from the heartland covering anti-Walker demonstrations, amidst the huge crowds of protesters that stretch as far as the eye can see the corporate media are always able to focus on the few angry and increasingly lonely Tea Party members present.

Welfare

No welfare!

Go back to the good old days when poor people worked themselves to death in the public workhouses.

That's the way it should be -- and I'm sure that Carie Lukas of the Indepdendent Women's Forum would just adore it if this were the way poor people were treated.

Wake ‘N’ Bake 101 with Dr. Woody – The United States of Amnesia.

Agree? Disagree? Confused? Talk to the Dr. – Dr. Woody tells you his thoughts in a unique and entertaining voice.

Don't mess with Plutonium

Plutonium is an incredibly potent cancer producing agent. When ingested or inhaled, 5 micrograms can produce delayed lung, bone, or liver cancer. Twenty milligrams can cause edema and necrosis, with death within months (1). (28gm = 1oz.; 1 microgram = 1 millionth of a gram; 1 milligram = 1 thousandth of a gram; and for comparison an Asprin tablet is usually around 325 milligrams).

A Mexican that has become a US citizen is a Mexican American

THOMM WAS WRONG ??????????

Recently I watched the show as Thomm read the news and he looked right at the screen and spoke to the beating of mexican immigrants by white supremists' in San Francisco on Wednesday March 23, 2011. &n

Die Grünen!

Way to go Greens in Deutschland!

Zen Logoism

No one ever said the Carlyle Group was blessed with imagination, and probably none of them have mantras, so in these trying times of nuclear meltdown, it is pretty clear who is holding up the RIGHT decision to call in the Japanese Army and the top scientists to shut down Fukushima, an operation which shoud have begun days ago. Anyone with any sense knows it. I'd like to see ol' Bernie Ewing in plastic wrap schlepping through a plutonium pool. Right, Pluto?

A Rich Man's Dream (A "Natural Lefty" Production)

March 26-27

A Capital Idea Part 62: A Rich Man's Dream

"To have dragons one must have change; that is the first principle of dragon lore."
— Loren Eiseley (The Night Country)

Note: What follows is a sarcastic allegory and is not meant to represent the actual views of the author (in case there would be any doubt about that).

Towards a Blue Island Confederacy (tentative) (&)

What we refer to as "blue islands" are the stronghold of the Democratic Party, the urban centers of the nation. The inhabitants of these oases of youth, culture (post-super-humanism), society, and business may be accused of failing to take the reins of the progressive movement. That is, as employees of the corporate empire, their participation in the Democratic Party may be one of the demographic factors in the rise of the Democratic Party as we know it today.

sorry i dont to be vile or inflammatory

I edited all the politically correct and incorrect comments, the comments that could be considered offensive, the ones that had dirty words and the ones that I could be accused of inciting a riot with.... and below is what was left.

Hello,

I believe

Cheers,

John McKinney

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The Deficits Republicans Don't Want to Talk About

I agree with Republicans - America has a deficit problem. It’s just not the same deficit problem Republicans are freaking out about.