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Obama approves Murkowski's deal (Sect 432) in government funding bill that exempts Artic Oil operations from EPA.

Senator Murkowski's rider, "Section 432," in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012.


Cost of Obama's deal to be covered by raising fees on new mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac insure mortgages for the poor and working class Americans and has a complex, if not awful, relationship with Wall Street

Founding Fathers had a model

Thom, Your points about the founding fathers being motivated to form a middle class, more than to protect wealth of the 1% of their day, I think are right on. It occured to me that they must have had some appreciation for the native societies that lived near by, who were masters at working together to survive, by working together for the common good and utilizing their individual diversities as a strenght, that allowed them to thrive as highly functioning societies. Back then just making it through each winter was no easy undertaking, especially in that part of the world.

Take Thom's warning about Nukeular Power seriously, for your grandchildren's sake

What Thom said in today's bumper news about "Nukeular Power" is absolutely true. I consider it the most wasteful and dangerous way to boil water yet conceived by the troglodyte mind.

Word Of The Day; Hypothecation - re - hyper

You are said to "hypothecate" the mortgage when you pledge it as collateral for a loan.

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Obama has 60 days to approve or decline Keystone “Petroleum Plantation”.

What happens to the jobs when the oil deposit is depleted? What would happen to the oil prices necessary to make extraction of Koch Brother’s Canadian oil profitable if Commodity Speculation Reform is enacted? How come the project doesn’t make economic sense – regardless of the temporary jobs created – if you include the cost of the project’s negativ

Singular Domination of Blog Posts is Anti-Democratic

Count me out with imposition of comments and opinions rather than a willingness to discuss.

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My Tribute to the late Christopher Hitchens

A brief eulogy for a great mind.

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Fukushima wake up call

Here is the Fukushima wake up call - will it go unheard?