Daily Topics - Tuesday - May 11th 2010 - Mercury goes Direct!!

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Hour One: Is America facing "My Big Fat Greek Bankruptcy?!" Thom mixes it up with Libertarian Wayne Root www.rootforamerica.com

Hour Two - How can a recession lead to a boom in innovation? Richard Florida, author "The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity" www.greatreset.com

Hour Three - "Which one of you bitches dumped the oil???"

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#1

re: Hour Three, Which one of these bitches has come up with the dump trash on the leak solution???!!!?!?!

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 9 years 40 weeks ago
#2

@Maxrot: Where is everyone?

harry ashburn 9 years 40 weeks ago
#3

@maxrot: this is still wierd, this is page 2, but it looks like it started over, 'cause I don;t see a page 1 link.

harry ashburn 9 years 40 weeks ago
#4

there have been only a few of us here all morning. Fewer today than yesterday. earlier i speculated that some strange virus is causing us to get lives. or maybe a marijuana famine.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#5

re: Republicans raise a stink over every Democratic Politician in power and their policies (no matter what).

Very simple, they have taken "The Squeaky Wheel Gets Oiled" policy to heart, and squeal like the pigs they are with their double standard. They're nothing but Cheerleaders, that's why Bush made such a perfect candidate for them, he had all the necessary qualifications from his college experience as one.

2-4-6-8 Democrats are the ones we hate!

2-4-6-8 Democrats are the ones we hate!

Goooooo Republicans.... yay!

High School clique mentality taken to its political zenith.

N

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#6

I think Louise had to re-boot the page or something, I note that the top of the page shows she submitted the blog at 10:09am.

But yeah I have noticed that the blog traffic has dropped off a lot in the last week or so. Perhaps there's blog fatigue setting in. I have no idea why, there's soooo much to discuss, Greece, SCROTUS, Gulf Spill, Primary elections, etc...

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harry ashburn 9 years 40 weeks ago
#7

@maxrot: re: Goooooooooo repubs...what kind of goo?

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 40 weeks ago
#8

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/08/exciting-new-technical-developments.aspx

We have the technology but the-powers-that-be want to enslve ninety precent of Americans.

harry ashburn 9 years 40 weeks ago
#9

@maxrot: must be those census jobs.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#10

@harry, how about go-o-o-o-o-o (its just an elongated version of go, sorry if you found it confusing) I was just mocking their Cheerleading mentality.

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harry ashburn 9 years 40 weeks ago
#11

re: #8: I think I know why everybody left this blog.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#12

re: Prescription Drug use abuse on the rise. Of course legal prescription drug abuse is rising, more and more states are making Marijuana available through prescriptions... thats got to be affecting the numbers of people abusing prescriptions.

N

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#13

re: Senator Sanders Fed Audit. A one time audit may just expose enough to make the demand for an ongoing Audit schedule possible. Way to go Bernie, once again proving he is Americas' Senator (as Thom points out).

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dragonsaint 9 years 40 weeks ago
#14

Hey, was watching and wanted to join the converstion. Line was busy.

I get the sinking feeling that we REALLY NEED a whole lot of ACTORS, in Washington.

Folks in all those high places who " TALK - like they are all for corruption and world domination."

While these self-same folks " DO- Just-The-Opposite." This is the way the GAME is being PLAYED by those who are CURRENTLY in CONTROL. We should be JUST AS SHIFTY, toward OUR OWN ADGENDA, as they do for theirs. Say we love the new POLICY, and this is CODE for VOTING IT DOWN. SEE? Dangerous, as they also knew, and BECAAUSE they are WILLING to take the chance, and we are not, they are currently running the show. Balance of powere has shifted, and we are SLOW in the up-take, which equates to some DIRTY PLAY just to see EVENS.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#15

Updated Link to Animated Oil Spill map, with a day by day comparison of estimated spill amount vs. Exxon Valdez total spill.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/01/us/20100501-oil-spill-trac...

Considering how the Oil Spill seems to magically be staying away from coastal areas, I'm wondering if 1) The NY Times is falsifying data or 2) If the lack of Oil by the coast line is likely due to where the dispersants are being dropped.

I don't think its the Oil Spill on the Ocean is what they're trying to avoid, so much as photos of Oil on Shore line, think about it, most of the Exxon spills' iconic pictures are of shoreline rocks and oil covered birds.

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dragonsaint 9 years 40 weeks ago
#16

Don't think that prescription THC is any worse than any the other drugs. It actually grows NATURALLY. Is less addictive than ALCOHOL, AND is actually NEEDED medically by SOME.

Don't agree that stopping the legal use of THC will be a further bad influence upon the illegal use of ANY DRUGS.

The ONLY THING to make this BETTER is to FOCUS on the" WHY's"

Why do people need TCH, or any other?

Why are some so dead against it?

Why, if we know a fact is TRUE, do we still have to have a problem just translating the data into REAL MEANING?

Why do we want a thing more, when told we can't have it?

Why do we look to hurt others and ourselves, when we are hurting?

Not enough time with all the many many many why questions, to ARRIVE to a CONCLUSION that makes sense and actually works for everyone, too.

This is how you know you found "IT". THE IT-the ANSWER!! IT will ACTUALLY WORK for ALL CONCERNED. And that's HOW you KNOW you've got the ACTUAL SOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not there yet?

Ask more questions, discuss FURTHER.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#17

I hope that the true cost to BP and all fossil fuel companies (for BP is just the current kid caught with their hand in the cookie jar, so to speak), is that the American people will start demanding alternative clean energy (and I don't mean "Clean Coal" or Nuclear).

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#19

My guess about the 11 missing people from the Oil Platform is simply this, there is no story. I'm betting they were way too close to the initial explosion to even have their story known by any living being. I doubt very much that they survived long enough to know what hit them, it wasn't as if they were at a large facility, they were on an Oil Platform, just about the definition of confined working space.

The only story I think we can expect is who are they and what was their work duties. Which may tell a lot.

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desert fox's picture
desert fox 9 years 40 weeks ago
#20

Info on the Missing 11

Huffington post wrote about this last week

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/04/gulf-oil-rig-workers-fami_n_562...

mstaggerlee's picture
mstaggerlee 9 years 40 weeks ago
#21

Interesting that Thom should mention Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" this morning - it happens that I finished reading that book last Friday.

The very title of the book is somewhat telling, invoking visions of the giant who supports the world. One of Rand's main points, apparently, is that we stand on the shoulders of giants. She and I agree on that, to a point. Where we disagree is on the identity of those giants.

Rand feels that the work of the wealthy is of benefit to us all, thus they are the giants upon whose shoulders the rest of us stand. I'm sure I'll get no arguement on the following statement in THIS venue - Lloyd Blankfein is no giant.

From my viewpoint (I'm an engineer, btw), the giants upon whose shoulders we stand have names like Galileo, Marconi, Newton and Edison. EVERY advance in technology made by anybody today is based on principles discovered by people who left this world long ago. We owe such people a debt that we can never repay. The men that Rand would call "giants" would be nothing without the ones who came before - today's industrialists stand on the shoulders of MY giants.

Do these men acknowledge the debt they owe to my giants? Perhaps, if they do, we can find a way to convince them that the ONLY way they can come close to repaying this debt is to do something that benefits someone other than themselves - like PAYING HIGHER TAXES, for instance.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#22

@mstaggerlee, Rands' Giants stand (as they always have) on the backs of the common working man. It has never been the case that these Giants have provided a penny to their laborers out of generosity, they always begrudge the pay and salivate over the profits. Not one of these Giants has every been necessary, someone else could have always filled the positions they hold, no major feat of innovation or intelligence has ever been a prerequisite.

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mstaggerlee's picture
mstaggerlee 9 years 40 weeks ago
#23

I wasn't here yesterday, because the Inter-Nazi's here at my office have prohibited "unapproved" streaming internet applications, e. g., internet radio.

However, while they may have made a statement of prohibition, they have taken no action to PREVENT access to such applications, and I also sincerely doubt they are monitoring useage. So - screw'em!

If anyone really feels that my 16kbps background stream is interfering with their productivity, let 'em PROVE IT! Last year, they took away everyone's speakers, because others might find the sound distracting, so I listen with ear buds now. But here's where I draw my line in the sand! If I they wanna fire me over this, then I don't think I wanna work here any more!

harry ashburn 9 years 40 weeks ago
#24

@mstaggerlee: ya got headphones?

mstaggerlee's picture
mstaggerlee 9 years 40 weeks ago
#25

Of course Rand's giants do nothing out of generosity, Nels.

By her standards, generosity is merely a destructive tendency of the weak and misguided.

mstaggerlee's picture
mstaggerlee 9 years 40 weeks ago
#26

@harry - Yessir - and they are deployed! :-)

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#27

@mstaggerlee, I would have to say Rands' Giants are Giant Leeches, nothing more. So how can we stand on the shoulders of shoulderless creatures?

I agree with you, she's full of 5h!+

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 40 weeks ago
#28

@mstaggerlee, BTW sorry you have Inter-NAZIs infecting your work place. They're notorious pests that once have started nesting in an office, quickly breed and spread their policies. May I suggest you pee in their coffee pot, it won't do anything but give you much needed relief though.

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harry ashburn 9 years 40 weeks ago
#29

@mstaggerlee, don't pee in their coffee, all you need to do is put syrup on their fingers and give them a feather to play with.

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