October 2011

Things that Cause Rape...

Things that Cause Rape:

• Flirting?

• The way women dress?

• Women having too much to drink?

• Rapists?

And the answer is...RAPISTS!!!

Another question is this: Should women and girls be required to take self-defense classes (or does that put the onus on them, again?), and should men and boys be required to take consciousness-raising classes regarding rape and attitudes toward women?

Teachers and the NFL

Imagine the National Football League in an alternate reality. Each player's salary is based on how long he's been in the league. It's about tenure, not talent. The same scale is used for every player, no matter whether he's an All-Pro quarterback or the last man on the roster. For every year a player's been in this NFL, he gets a bump in pay.

simple

Socialism vs. Libertarianism

Last week I re-read Ludwig von Mises treatise on Socialism, simply titled "Socialism". This 600 page work is worth anyone's time regardless of their Political persuasion. Yesterday I re-read Marx & Engels "Manifesto". My head nearly exploded! Reading the two, back to back, causes you to logically sort out SO many paradoxes. They can't both be right, but they both ARE right depending on perspective. Mise

contrasts

GETTHEMONEYOUT.com ...

If money is speech, then speak for the most vulnerable or least of us - or just shut up (!)

Americans are beginning to 'take it to the streets' (occupying Wall Street). Where have y'all been (on your cell phones)?

Practice and Purpose...

What can I do to help?

I recently was envited to help and support SEIU. I'm already disappointed w/ the candidates's endorcement based on what they claim that they'll do. I'd rather volunteer and help those who work to improve the environment and people's lives.

Any suggestions?

Political Ties

Political Ties by leighmf on the state of political fashions

In a land where fashionistas rule
with a giant media mogul tool,
this year I almost lost me eyes
on men in brainwashed political ties.

Increasingly drab, I truly feel,
is the new textile, LeGray moire steel,
from little dots to solid pink,
shows these men no longer think.

These ties, no doubt, some kind of caper,
look like gift bag tissue paper.
What say you, de la Renta, now?
They're just having a golden cow?

inflexible?

Capital Punishment: Life is Sacred

Those who oppose capital punishment often do so on the grounds that they believe human life to be sacred.

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Trump and His Billionaire Buddies Plot to Destroy Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

Thom plus logo Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are officially in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, and they intend to go after them this year.