Brunch with Bernie, the national Town Hall meeting, easily wins the most-like–the-original Tea Party contest. After all, it was a town meeting at which folks were informed the Governor of Massachusetts had refused to send away the East India tea ships. At that moment a shout from the gallery went as follows, “Boston Harbor a teapot tonight"! In short order a number of men hurried towards Griffin's Wharf, you know the rest of the story…
A terrific show on logical fallacies is http://www.youtube.com/user/PhilosophyFreak#p/c/CD69C3C29B645CBC/13/dTJL...
This Philosophy professor in the above video looks at cognitive biases, including Anchoring Effects. All of his videos appear to be excellent!
After listening to a discussion on the radio last Friday, talking about voting machines and voter supression, perhaps someone, smarter than me, could research if it would be possible for groups, who register voters, to set up the mechanism for photo Id's to be a part of registering to vote..put photos on your voter registration card. If that's not possible, a way needs to be found to provide people with cards with their photos, (maybe community Id cards)...we get photo Id's for gym club memberships...college...we need to find a way try to stop the suppression of voting
Do we really want to elect a leader, or listen to radio talk shows hosts, who fixate on President Obama's birth certificate? I hope voters and listeners automatically eliminate or ignore those who do, which would eliminate Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and most of Fox News. There must be more, but who has time to listen?
While the following article was being considered for publication in the Real Change Newspaper in Seattle a number of schools reduced teacher pay without consultation with the faculty/staff. The administrations did not present any business plan showing how teacher investment would turn around dismal financial situation. They did not disclose breakdown on contributions from Fulcrum et al.
Sorry Thom,but just supporting a Democratic candidate doesn't work.Remember Obama? Ari Berman Recounts Obama's Blow Off
Ari Berman Recounts What happened when Obama was elected,he kicked all progressive grassroots organizers to the curb.
What a bunch of hypocrites and cry babies there are in both parties. The left complains about Murdock and the right crys about Soros. The only reason they do that is because these multi-millionares don't support their lopsided view of how things should be run. Two faced sellout hyprocites in both parties. Neither side is any good as whole.
The American Dream Has Turned Into The American Nightmare
When injustice HITS HOME!
(States tangle with teacher tenure--As momentum for school reform grows and state budgets continue to shrink, the system of teacher tenure is under increasing scrutiny)
In a press conference this morning,the president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group, Roger Ailes announced that Keith Olbermann has joined, what he calls, the Fox stable. The surprise announcement came after rumors that the FCC is pulling the license at "Current TV" for being, in their words, "…too hard to find." Olbermann was to produce and star in a highly anticipated news-oriented show on Current TV.
100% of the signatures required to "recall" Wisconsin Republican senator Dan Kapanke have been submitted.
One down, many, many more to go across the nation and in Washington DC!
These are low levels of radiation right now, but even low levels of radiation can cause human health problems, including cancer, heart disease, or immune disorders, and children are especially susceptible to foodborne exposure to radioactive materials, making safeguards of food and water particularly critical.