Sadly, Martin Gardner passed away today, May 22nd, 2010. A man who inspired generations with his passion for mathematics, science, and critical thinking. A unique and powerful voice for truth in the world. He will be missed.
I have the Firefox browser.. Is it possible to upload pics here?? I've only tried again and again and again and again,, Cant seem to do it..
I just came across an ad for Bill Haslam, a candidate for Governor of Tennessee. Apparently he hopes to capture the pro-Confederacy vote as you can clearly see by his ad. Talk about "dog whistle politics."
The bifurcation of our society, and the over-concentration of our wealth, has to do with LOWERING the expectations of the lower class, and RAISING the entitlements of the upper class.
It's nothing new.
The "new ideas" of neo-cons are not new at all. They go back to the times of 16-hour days, 6.5 days per week.
Before unions, workers were degraded and wages lowered by importing ever more desperate immigrants.
The BP rig that blew up, spilling what's now estimated to be 4M gallons per day, cost $500M and leases for $500K per day. But that's only the tip of the hidden cost of oil, much of which is subsidized by the Taxpayer.
As of 5-21 BP has called for the reduction of workforce on its current expansion project at its Whliting IN refinery. This new propject is to refine Canadian oil-sand.
Also a maintenance shutdown on a sulfur recovery unit has been almost completely stopped. This project has a crane inported from England with a million dollar a week rental, IT SITS IDLE. The reduction of workforce has been estimated at over 1500 construction hands.
And he is us.
I have recently reviewed information on the HR 8491 bill and about the fema camps. What does it all really mean? It is extremely frightening to read and consider. Interment camps and all the powers given to fema. It's so overwhelming!!!