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Move To Amend has ALWAYS needed a Plan B... is this it?

I've frequently debated Steve.I.Am from MTA that the likelihood of that amendment ever becoming law is about 5%... and then it might take 10-20 years.

MTA has always needed a Plan B. One I suggested in the past was going after corporate tax breaks if corporations interfere in politics. This isn't as radical as it sounds since we do this with religious organizations.

Pay Ransom or Not?

With the recent execution of US journalist Foley and ransom sought to avert his executuion a morality play arises. Should you kill the fat man? or The Trolley Problem are both similar to the ransom- pay it or not problem. Paying it causes money to be offered for more killing and also more kidnapping and more ransoms. Not paying it dooms an innocent player in the drama. Saving more lives by sacrificing some is a harder question for some than it is for others.

Now it's Burger King That Plans to Screw US Taxpayers by Moving its Headquarters out of the Country

It's not enough that Burger King is intent on letting taxpayers pick up the slack in supporting those necessities of life that its low wages just don't cover (food stamps, section 8 housing, medicaid) now it wants to become a low-life corporate tax dodger as well. So if they don't want to support the country that supports them then so be it; spread the word that eating at Burger King is unAmerican!

Thom Hartmann Glenn Beck follower

Only about five years too late Thom, but it is clear you have been listening to, and come to the realization that Beck is 100% on the Saudi connection. You may be turning into moderate conservative on this topic after all.

Doing an Ed Schultz on us?

Deja Vu All Over Again: Will Fear-Mongering Hawks Talk Us Into Yet Another War?

(please view hyperlinked videos in the order that they appear for appropriate context)

Watch the Full 6-1/2 Minute Video of Police Shooting in St. Louis and You Decide

Let me first say that this is a very graphic video. Thom has already shown on his Big Picture show the violent part of this video of the young man shot by police in St.

I Watched Yesterday’s Program And While I Am Never Fan Of Religions & Their Brainwashers (That Will Give You Where I Come From)

...The Idea Of Never Helping Those In Need, But Thom Hartmann (And Sadly Every Political Talker, On The True Left/None Capitalist*) Miss The Three-Most Important, Factual & Un-Debate-Able Reasons (To Me Only Valid Reasons; Coming Through The Problems Of Overpopulation; Immigrants Prefer Certain Areas Of The Country).

Do Ch7 Bankruptcy Protections Violate The 5th Amendment?

This is just one of those topics that I have no real opinion on, but just want to see where the discussion goes. Do Ch7 bankruptcy protections violate the letter or spirit of the 5th Amendment?

The Fifth reads...

"I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me,"

Here's a column from the Washington Post written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University. Welcome to America-Home Of The Police State.

Clinton, Obama and the New Era of American Empire

to read Norman Birnbaum's article published on August 19, 2014, click on

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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