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Rising seas threaten 180 U.S. cities by 2100

Democracy in Israel

Thom has said more than once that "Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East." Below is the truth from a courageous fellow, a Jew, who lives there (From Uri Avnery’s Internet page):

Winning back our freedom

We are going to have to work hard to change the direction of things. It is good to meet other like -minded people on blogs and hear each other's reflections on where we are and why. At some point, we are all going to have to get out in the streets and say "NO!" to the anti democratic, plutocratic people who want to continue to harness up OUR power for their enrichment. Hooray for Egypt and stay strong as you are just at the beginning of a process.

Immigration Policy: the Liberal/Progressive Dichotomy

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Florida Governor Sticks it to Harriman

In a historic snub, Rick Scott, as Governor of Florida crashed a deal the railroad men assumed was fixed by President Obama's collusionary offer of federal billions. The last thing we need is the erection of a super train connecting the three money laundering meccas of the state, Tampa, Orlando, and Miami.

Obama calls Logan regarding her Attack in Egypt - Where is he for the working class in Wisconsin?!

Once again, like Walker, Obama shows that it is Politics and his carreer first, working Americans second

Congresses Continuing Resolution defunds Endangered Species Act, eliminates Land and Water Conservation Act, etc., etc.,

[The Anti-Environmental measures tucked into the Continuing Resolution to fund the government dovetail nicely with the financial schemes currently being devised to exploit the countries "Oil Shale Armageddon."]

Congress Votes to Strip Millions from Global Environmental Facility

Congress is voting today to drastically cut funding from a vital conservation program to save threatened tigers, elephants and countless other species. With many of these animals already teetering on the brink of extinction, the decimation of a core strategy for their protection could spell disaster.

SHAME ON YOU OBAMA - The Nation and States do NOT have a spending problem

What they have is politcial problem with raising the Tax Revenue needed off the Extremely Wealthy

Frame the problem accurately or leave office!

Schools throughout Southern Wisconsin Closed

"Will somebody PLEASE think of the Children!", The Simpsons TV Show

Filthy Canadian Tar Sand Oil Flows in New Pipeline through the US courtesy of the Koch Brothers,...and Tax Breaks

Lupus, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Devastating Water Pollution,…. The United Nations recently identified the Canadian Athabasca tar sands region as one of the world’s “Top 100 Hotspots” – areas of extreme environmental degradation.

Collapse of Capitalism, Part IV: Razor Wire and Wealth

by Phil Polizatto | WWH - When Egyptians rose up to oust the decades-long, brutal, dictatorial rule of Hosni Mubarak, one of the first acts of the government was to order the police and the army to protect multimillion dollar homes and neighborhoods in the hilly suburbs outlying Cairo.

Since when is Social Security part of the federal budget?

The SS program is not a part of the federal government. Using Socail Security money to balance the budget started with the Reagan Admin. The federal government owes Social Security billions of dollars. THe congress and the the president are in no position to alter social security until it pays back all the money it has redirected first. The so called deficit in the Social Security funds only occured when this transferr took place. The large tax cuts that reagan bush and bush jr passed was based on this stealing of funds from social security. If anyone wan

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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.