July 2010

Teaching of religion in publicly funded schools

I think that if the various religions of the world want to teach their belief in our schools, they need to pay for it like Coke and Pepsi did as they invested in American obesity in the '90s. Let these religious outfits pay the schools to teach this stuff, and reduce the taxes for the rest of us

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Good Thom

Hi Thom I recently discovered you on free speech TV and found it interesting that we are so on the same page ... in fact yours is the only blog i ever joined... I am 62yrs retired college instructor and counselor... we even have our up bringing in common in that we were raised by Republcans only my parents were likely more rednecked ... I now write and dabble in physics, phliosophy, and art I've written a Play "American Dark Age: Ghosts from the Darkness" ...

Let's be real about Afghanistan

If "we" are going to continue to support Israel, the oil tyrants, and the drug lords, not only do we need to stay in Afghanistan, we need to invade Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Somalia, and the entire gulf region. We need to call up the reserves and National Guard. We need to bring back the draft. We need to hire a million, maybe two million, maybe ten million mercenaries.

Should We Let Money Be the Greatest Good?

Pure energy, like money, its material equivalent, is shaped into matter and experience by thought. It can be used to lift up or smash down, to build character or destroy character, to express love or express hate, to beautify or make ugly. (From: We Create Our Own Reality )

Conspiracy by Consensus

July 5

A Capital Idea Part 16: Conspiracy by Consensus

Today's topic regards not so much an actual conspiracy, as a de facto one that applies to what one might call "average everyday millionaires." Next time, I will discuss what may be an actual conspiracy involving certain weathy families in the United States, but for now, I will discuss cognitive laziness and sheeplike behavior which create a troubling status quo which is difficult to fix.

Iraqi lawyer seeks asylum

I recently sent the following email to Dean Thomas Mengler of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. The local Tackling Torture at the Top group has been protesting there for several years. Robert Delahunty, while in the Office of Legal Counsel, co-wrote several memos with John Yoo, some of which still remain secret. Most notable of those released to the public is a Jan. 9, 2002, memo which said the Geneva Conventions did not apply to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees.

class warfare has begun

Some “conservatives” have said that we can’t afford Social Security. One reason may be that our government has been spending one third of the Social Security revenue on other programs since Ronald Reagan. The share of taxes paid by corporations and the wealthy is now half of what it was in the 1980’s.

Private Property: an open letter to cons, neocons, and libertarians

Dear cons, neocons, and libertarians:

The notions of private property that you seem to hold appear somewhat naive to me.

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Democracy Itself Is on Trial

Thom plus logo While Donald Trump is on trial in the Senate impeachment hearings, many commentators are pointing out that the Senate is also at trial. Few, however, are pointing out that the fare and future of our country may will also be decided by this trial.