Penn State, Keystone Pipeline, Wall Street, ad nausea…the horrifying damage to others we are willing to allow ourselves in pursuit of money and career is disgusting.
This nation needs some serious soul searching from top to bottom and coast to coast.
I spend time at a conservativse site, as I like to try to understand how/why conservatives believe what they do. Of course, ths is one
of the many reasons I enjoy Thom's show, as he has intelligent debate with conservatives..(well, most of the time!)
Regarding income inequality, and how it is measured, this article is being presented as proof that there is little inequality.
The paper itself uses some wild statistical fornulas which I am not qualified to decipher. I am hoping someone here can assist in
Everyone seems to be ignoring that what is happening to the economies of Italy, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Iceland, was brought on by the large investment casino houses of Wall Street selling their phony "securities" with phony triple AAA credit ratings to naive foreign governments, selling them as safe ways to invest their countries bonds and economic futures.
Who's really 'gaming' the system more? People on state/federal welfare programs such as food stamps or fraudulently getting disability/soc sec, unemployment, etc. VS the big corporations getting taxpayer subsidies or wasteful & needless government contracts???
Today my Soul goes out for anyone who has been trained and, ordered to kill a Human Being, realizing that another Human Being has gone through similar training, and has been ordered to kill you. This action regardless of its motivation is not natural, and takes a piece of humanity from the person who must do it.
I've realized that there is a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, among others I've noticed. This latest one is that there's a restriction on Congress that only the House of Representatives can introduce a bill to increase the revenue of the federal government. The goal behind this was that by restricting (somewhat) the ability of the national government to raise funds, its power would also be restricted.
An American War Veteran
Medical care, Energy, Banking, etc. Obama is fundamentally incapable of envisioning an alternative to America’s social and economic organization.
Time and again, its the same old, same old with Oblahblah. With regard to his campaign pledge Change couldn't be further from the truth. The linked article is just one example.
And a President needs to have the strength of character not to be an enalber of a societies self destructive habits - fossil fuels! Even if doing so might make you unpopular.