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Barack Obama succeeds where Reagan FAILED!

I am hereby swearing off the second-guessing of our President. Not only did he take out Bin Laden without huge loss of life or treasure, when the Security Party, the Law and Order Party couldn't do it in 8 years.

Eliticon - because if your can't DEFINE them, you can't DEFEAT them.

Someone or something must be named and defined before they can be effectively attacked and defeated.

Central Subway in SF to cost $176,000 per foot.

Part of the reason we are upside down financially.

90% funded by U.S. taxpayers. 10% California. Looks like a very necessary addition to the tax burden of the 50% of the Americans who pay income tax. $176,000 per foot for two mile project..

From Wikipedia

What would you ask Paul Ryan?

It's no question what Paul Ryan (R-WI-1) has been up to. It's also disgusting what he's doing to his constituents (no free and open town halls, locking unemployed constituents out of his Kenosha office, $15/plate constituent dinner in lieu of town halls). As Thom pointed out on his show, my congressional representative Paul Ryan is for sale, and you are going to love this!

every day reminder

Shouldn't we remind ourselves and every one we know that the Rovians (correct me if it's wrong) deliberately tanked the economy to destroy the Democratic party by handing the mess over to it? Please excuese my inarticulat writing I don't write real good but I do pay attention.

Thin Thread Numbers

How to break an interlocking numerical system down to its smallest components is key to what we cannot see. Much has to be deduced from data plus imagination, but simple numerical proofs are most convincing.

We are numbers, not men, The Prisoner was trying to tell us- we are prisoners of Number 1. Number 1 knows us by our filed legal document numbers, and in more advanced cases, by our account numbers of any sort, phone numbers, address, and zip code.

I'd like to ask the Republican Candidates if they believe the world will be recreated in the future.

If the Republican Candidates believe that God will recreate the world in the future, and so believe we don't have to worry about our current planet, voters should know about this NOW!

Many ultra-religious believe that the world will be recreated and so they don't have to worry about the environment, overpopulation, etc.

But if they believe something so outside the pale of accepted science, something so destructive, I sure would like to hear them talk about it and hear the reactions of voters to such views.

The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it!! Oh really? Well...

Introduction to a series of videos discussing the alleged 'inerrancy' of the bible and reasons why manuscripts were altered in early centuries.

Where Can I Get the Statistics You Use on the Show Thom?

Thom I'm always amazed by the research you do. Yesterday's show included a bunch of statistics that I didn't have time to make a note of. You specifically mentioned some statistics yesterday about Rick Perry's Texas. For example... more childhood poverty in Texas, higher rates of unemployment. I believe this all had to do with states that had a "RIght to Work" law vs. states that don't.

You also mentioned yesterday (8-24-11), the statistics on all of the countries that spent a larger percentage of their GDP than the U.S. (Germany was one).

The Big Blow for State Street

It works like this- the wind blows from Grand Cayman Island to State Street, where certain and numerous lawyers have privileged checking accounts. Prior to that, the funds have traveled through U.S. casinos and hole in the wall sleaze joints to Washington State, over to the Dutch Antilles. Wired to the Netherlands, it is then wired to Grand Cayman, and there you have it in simplest form.

Pay Over a Period of Time...

I'm a mid level supervisor at an Aerospace Company. I used to have 8 men and myself in our little Security Department. I've been working here for 31 years and as a DoD Guard we make pretty good money and excellent Benefits. What I've noticed over the years is how much less the Company pays us compared to back in the mid 1980's through the late 1990's to today. First, let me say that we now have 6 men total, when we used to have 9 (8 plus myself). Right there the Company saves 1/3rd on payroll costs. Secondly, in "real" terms our pay has decreased

The final piece of the puzzle reared its ugly "point"ed head today.

Yes, the other shoe dropped, the cows came home, and maybe I'll think of some other cliches to drop in here: Jeb "Exclamation Point" Bush (AKA "Points") made his first campaign appearance on Fox today. He will be the eventual Republican nomination for 2012.

This is not a promise, or a guarantee, but more like my recurring nightmare made flesh.

Pacifist College to Replace National Anthem

Indiana's Goshen College which is affliated with the Mennonite Church is replacing "The Star Spangled Banner" with "America the Beautiful" at its football games. Some students at the college suggested the change because of the references to warfare in the lyrics of the national anthem. The Mennonites are pacifists. After the change was announced, the small liberal arts college received some criticism for being unpatriotic. A spokesperson for the college was quoted as saying that "America the Beautiful" was deemed to be a fitting alternative because it is patrio

Gaddafi a Libertarian?

I was watching an interview of Phyllis Bennis by Amy Goodman on "Democracy Now" yesterday and it occured to me that Gadaafi's Libya amounts to a real world experiment in the implementation of a libertarian model. Consider this quote by Phyllis Bennis:

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Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.