Member blogs

States in Financial Difficulty

Hi Thom,

The Collateral Economic Damage of Privatization

Break down every dollar of public money the government spends on a good or service. Just like any other cost accounting exercise you’ll find that the different parts of the dollar go to cover a variety of expenses and costs incurred in delivering the good or service.

Terrorist Nations

Mubarak, bowing to reality and the demands of 18 days of peaceful revolution, has resigned. Egyptians – perhaps the entire world - will never forget the astonishing courage and determination of the Egyptian people. As the euphoria wanes, as it must, attention will naturally turn to the immediate future of Egypt under military control. That future remains murky indeed.

Understanding the events of today.

Something to think about.


Thom Please put a rant together about what Monsanto is doing to our food. O C A ( Organic Consumers Association ) has a website . Please encourage your viewers to sign up to help. The USA and Canada have done no research on these GMOs They took Monsanto's word that they were safe. Japan has done research on genetically modified organisms and have found them harmful. This same corporation that put out Agent Orange and Round Up, which is now shown to be causing cancer.

The Economic Balance of Nature

February 13

A Capital Idea Part 56: The Economic Balance of Nature

I have made the argument previously in this series that the economy should be treated like an ecology. If so, what is the balance of economical nature? What does economical diversity look like, and how does it benefit us?

The Republicans Again trying to take NPR & PBS forever FROM OUR LIVES

The Republicans Are At It Again!
This time with a vengeance to take NPR & PBS forever FROM OUR LIVES.

Mubarak's Egypt Had Nothing on Us

During the afternoon of the day Mubarak stepped down, I was driving to an appointment and listening to NPR, an interview of a supposed expert on Egypt. Just that morning, I had watched Al Jazeera English and Democracy Now!’s coverage of the celebrations in Tahrir Square and the various interviews they had on the same subject, where I learned from Lisa Hajjar, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on Democracy Now!, that Omar Suleiman was/is “...the CIA’s Man in Cairo and Egypt’s

Call for 2011 Paul Investigation

This is the moment for Sen. Ron Paul to give us another Armstrong Investigation of 1905, though this time around, to irrefutably prove the insurance giants actually are the Federal Reserve and FDIC, having rigged for themselves the ultimate device in unregulated banking. Because, Mr. Paul, I can show in simple numbers plain as day, how Frank H.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers budget attacks public employees - calls upon National Gurad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond if there is any unrest among state employees in the wake of his announcement that he wants to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights.

Walker said Friday that he hasn't called the Guard into action, but he has briefed them and other state agencies in preparation of any problems.

Mediterranean Fruit Flies Spotted

Two Mediterranean Fruit Flies have been positively identified in Bunny's neighborhood. Whether they are forming ranks with the Men-of-War along the coast has not been discussed. This insect is a pest of nearly 250 fruit and nut species, a cause for alarm in the state agencies in charge of pests dangerous to agriculture.


Decadence for Valentines!

Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie for V-Day

Wisconsin's Walker cuts school funding in Paul Ryan's District

Walker cuts school budget in poverty stricken Beloit Wisconsin by $4 million dollars and Janesville, WI by an estimated $6 million while local Conservative Billionaire looks on. Both Beloit and Janesville are in Paul Ryan’s Congressional District. Ryan heads the House Budget Committee.

Currently Chatting

Community Archive

The world we're leaving for today's teens...

Without immediate global action on climate change, today's teenagers will be forced to live with the consequences of our inaction. The World Bank has issued their third report of climate change, and it says that global temperatures could rise by as much as 4 degrees Celsius by the time today's teens hit their 80th birthday.