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Internet Neutrality Under Fire

After hearing about the proposed NBC-Comcast merger and the recent Julian Assange/Wikileaks flap, I figured it would just be a matter of time before Internet Neutrality comes under fire. After all, the internet is the last variable our corporate rulers will need to control in order to completely regulate the information we have access to.

Check it out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12046874

The American Freedom Agenda

Please, answer me! What has happened to the American Freedom Agenda? It seems like a bipartisan no brainier agenda. Why has it not been brought back up sense November 15, 2007? This makes NO SENSE TO ME!

Thom's Faulty Miracle On 34th Street Analogy

12-20-2010 - Watching Thom Hartmann on Free Speech TV (channel 9415), I was puzzled by Thom's observations about "how people lived" during the time the movie "Miracle On 34th Street" was made. Thom remarked that in the movie people lived in "simple apartments", and were very happy. He then went on to observe how so many other programs were slices of life from "working class" Americana, and how people lived simple little lives in simple little apartments, and were very happy. But, according to Thom, all this changed during the Reag

Cut the dead beats off SSI NOW !!!

I know way to many young and able people who have abused/scammed social security. Got sick and tired growing up watchin my corrupt uncles, cousins ect talking about how they are gonna apply for social security for this OR THAT PHONY B/S REASON...used to really piss me off. I hope they cut those type of scum off SSI.

OUT !!

What Republican leader is not a greedy, crazed nut?

Not many, I think.

For example, McConnell doesn't want to worry about START, is not concerned about global warming or about banking regulation, or unemployment. Boenher and Kantor and McCain the same thing!

Wrath of Dr. Lawhon Officially Called

Jillian Rayfield reported that Judson Phillips wrote: " I have a DREAM. That is, no more United Methodist Church."

Holey moley, mountains and molehills, hear it! Fleming Foods, Kansas, Koch Pipeline, Kansas. Oswatomie, Kansas-

Calling Jesus, Geo. S. Dane, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, John Wesley Daniel, The Kansas Conference, Dr. Lawhon, Baker University at Baldwin, Charles Dodgson, and El Frank Bomb,

"The Negotiator"

Negotiation. It's used in the artful manner of how compromise is reached. Do we have a Negotiator? The Senate is not representing the common good in helping pass bills that are morally sound, as the Senators continue to filibuster in absentcia. If the "Negotiator" is the Speaker to be J. Boehner, he has already stated his position, "There will be no compromise!"

Inspection- When Schwinn is No Longer Schwinn

Flying down the steep stairs in our house Christmas morning in Nyack, NY, where we lived when I was a little kid, of all the gifts a Schwinn bike was the ultimate sign Santa cared. I think my brother Jim, or Ted, may have gotten one, but the old Ho Ho man missed me...

An International Mimimum and Maximum Wage

A Capital Idea Part 47: An International Minimum and Maximum Wage

The topic of having an international minimum wage is something which I have never heard mentioned. The lack of attention paid to this issue is most illuminating, given that business people love to tout the "global economy," "global economic cooperation," and love to have international get-togethers to discuss how to better exploit their opportunities to become even richer -- mostly by exploiting the cheapest possible labor sources.

Political Theater 101

When it comes to Masterpiece Theater, PBS doesn't hold a candle to CSPAN2's Sunday airing of the Republican Senators Flat Earth Society production of the "The Risch Amendment". The plot of this epic play, was a debate and vote on the Risch Amendment, regarding adding words to the preamble of the START treaty about linking concerns of tactical nuclear weapons with strategic nuclear weapons.

Inspection- When Schwinn is No Longer Schwinn

Flying down the steep stairs in our house Christmas morning in Nyack, NY, where we lived when I was a little kid, of all the gifts a Schwinn bike was the ultimate sign Santa cared. I think my brother Jim, or Ted, may have gotten one, but the old Ho Ho man missed me...

2 Million Without Christmas Trees

Vice President Biden used the exact same devious lawyer answer as Frank Kryder's lawyer, the late Thomas M. Moorhead (Vice President of The Kryder Company, Inc.) of Baker and Daniels and Shoaff. This is a very bad sign for all BDS, Berry Street, and all Washingot DC Carliars, paralleled with the 2010 year Lunar Eclipse which is a very, very excellent sign in the heavens for me, Sagittarius. Such is the Law of X, both Shang Tang and Saint Andrew's Cross say.

On the subject of the parallel statements:

The greatest failure of the people is yet to come

Time and again, from granting leading roles to unnecessary intermediaries in Health Care Reform to trying to stimulate the economy with Tax Credits to the super rich, the President’s poor character has resulted in a litany of extremely expensive and inefficient legislation, that when coupled with the growing deficit, will drive America further and further into relative hard times on into the future.

Wendell Potter - Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out On How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care, Dec. 7, 2010.

Here is a link to a Wendell Potter (former insurance company executive turned whistleblower) video lecture on his book DEADLY SPIN: AN INSURANCE COMPANY INSIDER SPEAKS OUT ON HOW CORPORATE PR IS KILLING HEALTH CARE AND DECEIVING AMERICANS.

The link is... http://vimeo.com/17803206

I had heard a number of interviews with Wendell Potter first on Bill Moyer's Journal, then on Democracy Now, as well as on Countdown with Keith Olberman.

The Bible speaks strongly against showing favoritism to the rich in the book of James...

James 2

1My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. 2Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. 3If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

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A Rising Tide Only Lifts All Boats When Everyone Has a Boat.

President John F. Kennedy once said about economic development that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Kennedy was, of course, right, but he missed something really, really important: A rising tide lifts only lifts all boats when everyone has a boat.