April 2011

The Blind Eye

Thom has touted Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East. Here’s a more reasoned view, shared by many “on the ground” including several Israeli intellectuals:

Is Walker in bed with BouMatic?

The jackass Governor of Wisconsin's latest announcement of a tax credit to dairy farmers to offset their upgrading their milking parlor machinery may be a political payback to the billionaire owner of BouMatic (a manufacturer of milking machine equipment).

Obama’s indifference to high Gas Prices

Obama’s announcement that he would have the Justice Department look into illegal price fixing, gouging, etc. that may be contributing to high gas prices is nonsense and he knows it. Up to 60% of the price of gasoline at the pump is due LEGAL speculation by Wall Street in the commodities market.

“New” Energy Technology

To hell with Fracking, Tar Sands, Oil Shale, Coal, Gasification, Sequestration, and Nuclear Energy. And especially to hell with deep water drilling.

Book review: "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson

This work was done without the knowledge of modern genetics, yet conforms admirably to the implications of science inasmuch as science is based upon materialist assumptions. Bergson avoids materialism as deftly as he evades Idealism, developing an analysis of the nature of life which recognizes the logical basis of philosophy by demonstrating the implications of following through with empiricist assumptions.

From the Book "Drive" from Daniel H Pink

Better than Ayn Rand that seems to be a philosophy that is often used to justify the narcissistic and sociopolitical tendency of the powerful to rule the weak.From the Book "Drive" from Daniel H Pink(After our basic survival needs are met these three things helps to complete our character, bob)*Autonomy- the desire to

I want you to always be here for US

Mr Hartmann Years ago I listened to an interview with Charles Manson. The only thing I remember is it was my introduction to Haroldo Rivera. He was a bigger Ass then Manson. I cannot recall ever hearing another of his interviews. I hope you are not losing listeners the way he did.

Will Roni Deutch Fold?

We know from watching Law & Order that the copious indictments against Roni Deutch are made to make her roll over on her clients. This was the case in Indiana with Ernst and Young who advised their clients to transfer funds to off-shore banking institutions for purposes of tax evasion. When the Department of Justice leaned on them they squealed on their customers, who then got into a lot of trouble and penalties.

Or, was Roni a set-up from the beginning- in an undercover game of Good Cop, Bad Cop?

"Atlas Shrugged #2": a farce from "Bob the Angry Flower"

I came across this hilarious farce, "Atlas Shrugged: #2", from "Bob the Angry Flower". Given the recent release of the film "Atlas Shugged", I thought others would enjoy this farce. It reveals the socoipathic mind-set of right-wing Republicans who believe in the Ayn Rand wacky philosophy that the wealth elite are (job) producers, and the nonproducers (working class) are useless parasites. In the current political atmosphere, Republicans in DC would rather shut (burn) down the government if they don't get their way.

Research and writing questions

Thom, I really like the article you posted today on Tom Shadyac's documentary "I Am" (which I have yet to see). I am therapist living in Portland, Oregon who practices Zen Buddhism and also studies evolution and human behavior.

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How Did the America Media Miss the "Pro-Life" Movement Isn't about Saving Life - But - Is About Women Under the Thumbs of Men?

Thom plus logo Anti-abortion groups want you to believe they're all about saving "unborn" human lives, but a new poll shows that, for the majority of abortion rights opponents, that's a lie. The "pro-life" movement, it turns out, is fundamentally about keeping women down - a sentiment that's even shared by a majority of women who support forced pregnancies.