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Extinction for Frivolous Products

Mattel is using packaging linked to notorious Indonesian rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp & Paper.

Tally 'Ho!

The Methodist minister and the Methodist mogul are keeping the 2011 tally sheet on those who plague the world by witholding and concealing the dollars of the righteous, upon which righteous men stamped, "IN GOD WE TRUST," this done for the protection of the nation.

So who has "taken" (or stolen) GOD's name, in vain?

Single Payer Health Care

I have a question for anyone who believes that a single-payer health-care system (where the single payer is government) will reduce the quality-adjusted cost of health-care: will a single-payer pet-food system (where the single-payer for pet food is government) reduce the quality-adjusted cost of pet food? That is, under a single-payer pet-food system will consumers be better supplied, at a lower cost, with pet food than consumers are supplied today wit

Pronunciation of Fukushima

I owe Thom an apology. I stated earlier that he mispronounced the Japanese city, Fukushima, where the nuclear plant blew up. I had it backwards. Thom is pronouncing correctly.

Inspection-The Biggest Wiener in Weinerland Awards

Three awards for the biggest wieners in the Weiner situation.

A very close contest. I'll only allow one award per creep.

Unlike tradition, let's start with #1.

TEA Party in the White House....Fascists with the bomb

What would happen? Where the Kochs et al focus the military might of the US? In exactly whose interests would the US military actually serve?

Government can help expand the economy

This is just some information that supports the idea that government spending can help expand the economy.

It comes from an article written by Paul Wiseman, who is an AP economics writer, and appeared yesterday, 7 June, 2011 in my local paper, The Corvallis Gazette-Times. In this article he says

"Moody's Analytics estimates that each job in state and local government supports an additional 1.3 jobs elsewhere in the economy."

Social Security Info

Before I speak on my point about social security, I lived for a total of five years in Japan and my wife is Japanese. The way you pronounce Fukushima, saying that American pronouce wrong, is the correct pronunciation. I am not good at doing phonetic but I would suggest Fu is like the pronunciation of FUBU as in the clothing line. Ku is like pronouncing the sound pigeon makes. Shi is like she and ma like a baby learning to say ma ma. Hope this helps.

Gaint Step Backward - Obama ends designation of Wild Lands protection

“In a memo to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today confirmed that, pursuant to the 2011 Continuing Resolution, the BLM will not designate any lands as "Wild Lands." - US Department of the Interior Press Release, June 1, 2011.”

Arizona’s Burning National Forest

Where do I start,…

Weiner’s weiner

Here is a news flash for ya, people do on line what they used to only do in bars.

Should Weiner resign? I love him (in a manly way) but...

Should Weiner resign? Yes or No in 5 to 10 words to justify. My submission: "Yes he should. Trivial but a huge distraciton."

My hubby and me

Weiner's Woes Under the Rules of Empire

Friends, know thyself, know thy culture, know the tools your rulers use to control us.

Do Empires usually punish sexual behavior like that of Congressman Anthony Weiner? I say they do if they want to. And they have devised the tools to do just that.

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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.