June 2011

History test scores remain poor

On June, 14th, it was reported that students scored lower on U.S. History than in any other subject on the National Assessment of Educational Progress U.S. History exam. The headlines included, "U.S. Students Remain Poor at History, Test Show," "History Test Scores Show Little Progress," and "U.S.

Popular Science July 2011


On page 29 of my July 2011 issue of Popular Science is an article named Sun Stroke. This discusses the rare but very real possibility of a CME, a coronal mass ejection from the sun. This has happened several times in modern history and can cause grid transformer damage as a result of ground induced electromagnetic radiation. This would possibly disrupt the grid and cause several problems, especially at nuclear power plants which need grid power for cooling pumps. The NRC is concerned enough to try to plan for this scenario. (See article for more details)

Differences In Economic Satisfaction within the Left split assessment of Presidents Performance

Let’s state the obvious, when a caller from Manhattan complains about a “circular firing squad” on the Left damaging the President’s prospects or a Talk Show Radio Host with over a Quarter Billion dollars in sales defends today’s Democratic party’s position on fund raising, they are not speaking for everybody on the Left.

Bernie Sanders

Please tune in, if possible, to Senator Bernie Sanders ' speech going on now on the Senate floor. Then please sign his letter to the President. Thanks, Pax, Patty


Loud commericals

Love your show listen via internet sirus radio. My issue is the volume on your commericals, they are very loud. Sirus told me that I had to contact the radio show myself. So here I am. I am not sure why but during your show I set the volume at 10 on my radio, then when your commericals come on they about shatter the windows. I am hoping you can address this issue, running my legs off to turn it down. I do not need extra excerice. LOL


People espouse "states rights".Okay.The "feds" should not dictate how things should be done..."free market".The Supreme Court overrules the state of California, which chose to limit violent video games.Where are the protesters for states rights?

Free market?The Supreme Court strikes down "class action" lawsuits.The people(free market) choose to file against Walmart for discrimination against women.Where are all the "free marketeer" protesters.


Are we doing the right taxes?

We need an excess profits tax and an excess compensation tax.

As it is, corporations have no reason to limit either profits or executive compensation. As a result, corporations can increase executive compensation with impunity, E.G., the CEO of United Health Services made over $100 Million last year, but that was paid for by premium increases, not operational effiencies. Insurance companies (in particular) go to the insurance board complaining that the ROI is not what it should be and get a premium increase. Utility companies also engage in this practice.

Education and money!

Thom is right about kids being stuck with massive amounts of debt after college; but it's actually more extreme than even he says. I, personally, graduated from a smaller and more "affordable" art schools in 2007. I was strapped with a whopping total of sixty (yes that's a 60) thousand dollars in loans and I received scholarship money when I attended. I couldn't consolidate them because they were estimated at being a seven hundred dollar monthly payment.

Weather Modification_Science

S.517 Weather Modification Research and Development Policy Authorization Act of 2005.

"I believe it is important to pursue new developments in science." Larry E. Craig.

So, this letter is from Larry E. Craig, that toe-tapping, back-peddling, SCIENCE BELIEVER?

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming: